1. Aerosmith Drummer Pens Hard-Hitting Book

    June 30, 2009 5:48 PM EDT Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer says he wrote his new book, "Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top," in order "to be entertaining, but at the same to...help people." Kramer tells Billboard.com that "Hit Hard," which publishes today (June 30), is the…

  2. Motley Crue / March 16, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    March 26, 2009 11:54 AM EDT Vince Neil is in fighting form. Mick Mars is looking good. Nikki Sixx is as grounded as his bass. And Tommy Lee is still the most lovable frat boy around. Welcome to Motley Crue circa 2009, a band whose personal and professional survival remains one of rock's most intriguing stories. The…

  3. March 26, 2009

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Guitarist Clint Lowery returns to Sevendust to replace Sonny Mayo. 2006 – Swell Maps front man Nikki Sudden dies after a show in New York. He is 49. The cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2005 – Paul Newell Hester of Crowded House commits suicide in Melbourne, Australia. 2004 –…

  4. Mötley Crüe Unveils Crüe Fest 2 Lineup

    March 17, 2009 8:52 AM EDT Mötley Crüe will be joined by Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and Charm City Devils on the Crüe Fest 2: The White Trash Circus tour, the band announced at a Fuse TV press conference yesterday (March 16). The band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Dr. Feelgood,"…

  5. Motley Crue Puts Crue Fest 2 On The Road

    February 25, 2009 1:05 PM EST Mötley Crüe will reprise their multi-act hard rock tour this summer with Crüe Fest 2: The White Trash Circus. The Live Nation-produced tour begins July 19 in Camden, N.J., and runs through September 5 in Darien Lake, N.Y. Full tour details, including the line up, will be revealed at a press…

  6. Tommy Lee Plots Methods Of Mayhem Album

    January 21, 2009 10:49 AM EST Tommy Lee is ready for a little mayhem -- and not just with Motley Crue. The drummer, who kicks off the Crue's Saints of Los Angeles Tour on Jan. 31 in Indio, Calif., tells Billboard.com that he's started work on his second Methods of Mayhem album, following up the group's…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties. 2004 - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that…

  8. The-Dream Spreads The 'Love' On New Album

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barely a year out from the release of his Def Jam artist debut, the-Dream returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set, "Love vs. Money." Barely a year out from the release of his Def Jam artist debut, the-Dream returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set, "Love vs. Money." "In…

  9. Crue Fest / Aug. 23, 2008 / Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, Crue Fest's diverse lineup could make you pause. At first glance, Crue Fest's diverse lineup could make you pause. You have Trapt, a rock band whose edge barely eclipses its pop tunings. You have Papa Roach, a one-time rap-rock band that's stepped away from…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over…

  11. Sixx Speaks Out For National Recovery Month

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sixx remains hot on the topic of recovery and is considering other methods to help spread awareness about National Recovery Month and the Mental Health Parity Act. Last September, Nikki Sixx's harrowing memoir of addiction, "The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock…

  12. Motley Crue Wants Out Of MTV Biopic Deal

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue are back with a new album, a song that's a hit with gamers and an upcoming festival tour, but the bad-boy rockers are frustrated that a long-awaited movie about their lives is going nowher Motley Crue are back with a new album, a song that's a hit with gamers and an…

  13. Nikki Sixx

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Add "record label president" to the Nikki Sixx resume, as the Motley Crue/Sixx: A.M. bassist steps in as the new chief of Eleven Seven Records. Check out his new projects, plus a Billboard <B>exclusiv Add "record label president" to the Nikki Sixx resume, as the…

  14. Motley Crue Roars Back With New Album, Tour

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its first studio album with its original members in more than a decade, Motley Crue will embark on a 40-plus-city North American amphitheater tour. In support of its first studio album with its original members in more than a decade, Motley Crue will embark on a 40-plus-city…

  15. Exclusive: Sixx Named Eleven Seven President

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue/Sixx: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx has been named the president of Eleven Seven Records, Billboard can reveal. The artist is also finishing work on the first new Motley Crue studio album since Motley Crue/Sixx: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx has been named the president of Eleven Seven…

  16. The Billboard Q&A: Nikki Sixx

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Add "record label president" to the Nikki Sixx résumé, as the Motley Crue/Sixx: A.M. bassist steps in as the new chief of Eleven Seven Records. Add "record label president" to the Nikki Sixx résumé, as the Motley Crue/Sixx: A.M. bassist steps in as the new chief of Eleven…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2002 -…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties. 2004 - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that…

  19. Fiasco Goes High Concept On Sophomore Album

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lupe Fiasco embodies multiple characters and concepts on his sophomore album, "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool," due Dec. 18 via 1st and 15th/Atlantic. Rapper Lupe Fiasco embodies multiple characters and concepts on his sophomore album, "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool,"…

  20. Timberlake, Rihanna Take Top MTV VMA Honors

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Rihanna each took home two major awards at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards last night (Sept. 9) at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort. Timberlake won the first "Quadruple Threat" tro Justin Timberlake and Rihanna each took home two major awards at the 2007 MTV…

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