1. Big Game, Big Pay? A Look at Music's Use in Sports

    January 29, 2015 5:09 PM EST The Seahawks jam to the Verve 's "Bittersweet Symphony" and have big love for Macklemore . The Patriots favor Ozzy Osbourne 's "Crazy Train" and Bon Jovi 's "This Is Our House." Before the Barnum-esque spectacle of the Big Game are the songs that…

  2. Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler Arrested After Drunken Altercation at Death Valley Bar

    January 29, 2015 3:30 AM EST Black Sabbath's founding bass player and primary lyricist Geezer Butler has been arrested following a late-night incident at a bar in Death Valley National Park, California.  The veteran rocker was booked at the Inyo County Jail after cops received a call about a "verbal and…

  3. 10 Insights Learned From 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Documentary Premiere at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 12:12 PM EST Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic had a single-word opinion on Brett Morgen's film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck : "Terrific." The musician attended the Jan. 24 world premiere at Sundance Film Festival and the after party at the Social House, which featured a post-midnight…

  4. Zakk Wylde Unveils His Own Line of Audio Gear at NAMM

    January 24, 2015 8:00 AM EST Black Label Society frontman plans to expand products to "anything-you-can-think-of audio." In 1984, a rapidly rising Madonna memorably told Dick Clark on American Bandstand that her goal was to "rule the world." Despite Black Label Society guitarist-vocalist Zakk Wylde…

  5. Madonna's 10 Most Surprising Collaborations

    January 23, 2015 6:42 PM EST Vanilla Ice, Björk, Deepak Chopra and Sofia Coppola have all entered Madonna's art over the course of her sprawling career. Madonna and Mike Tyson, on a song together? It's true: the pop legend and boxing icon have linked up for "Iconic," a track on her…

  6. Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Celebrate Birthday at All-Star L.A. Forum Concert

    January 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen rockers, including David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell, Slash and Alice Cooper, toasted the Foo Fighters frontman. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl celebrated his 46th birthday in true rock star style, taking over Los Angeles' the Forum on Saturday (Jan. 10) for a concert…

  7. Jimmy Carter to Present Bob Dylan With MusiCares Honor

    January 06, 2015 11:16 PM EST Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter will present  Bob Dylan  with the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year honor next month in Los Angeles. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Bruce Springsteen ,  Willie Nelson  and  Jack White  will perform at the pre-Grammy show Feb. 6 at the Los…

  8. Exclusive Video: Guitarists Play Their Favorite ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Riffs in Tribute and Pay Homage

    December 08, 2014 2:03 PM EST "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was a musical legend in his own time. While he was no doubt born with a gift, he honed his talent through years of constant practice. It was that dedication that made him a rare breed of performer: one who was a master at both lead and rhythm guitar parts…

  9. Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Gus G on 'Dimebag' Darrell: 'I Wanted To Be That Dude'

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Kostas Karamitroudis never met "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott . He never threw back a Black Tooth Grin with him or shook his hand at a meet-and-greet. Yet Dimebag has touched his life -- as he did thousands of others -- in a very profound way. 'Dimebag' Darrell Tribute: See…

  10. Former Manager Paul Bassman Remembers 'Dimebag' Darrell: 'There Was Nobody on Planet Earth Like Him'

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Today, Paul Bassman is president of Ascend Insurance Brokerage, one of the premier entertainment insurance firms in the business. Ten years ago, Bassman was the manager of Damageplan , the metal powerhouse led by "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and his brother Vinnie Paul, both formerly…

  11. 'Dimebag' Darrell's Longtime Partner Rita Haney: 'He'd Actually Be Surprised at How Many People He Touched'

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Ten years after the onstage shooting of Pantera legend "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott , Billboard spoke with the guitar god's friends, family, and fellow rock icons about the hole the 38-year-old shredder's death left in metal and in their lives. Here, Abbott's life…

  12. Black Label Society Leader Zakk Wylde on 'Dimebag' Darrell: 'He Was Like the Rat Pack All in One Guy'

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Ten years after the onstage shooting of Pantera legend “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott , Billboard spoke with the guitar god’s friends, family, and fellow rock icons about the hole the 38-year-old shredder’s death left in metal and in their lives. Here, Black Label Society leader and former Ozzy…

  13. Fellow Rockers and Friends Remember 'Dimebag' Darrell on the 10th Anniversary of His Murder

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Ten years after the onstage shooting of Pantera legend “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott , Billboard spoke with the guitar god’s friends, family, and fellow rock icons about the hole the 38-year-old shredder’s death left in metal and in their lives. Here are the highlights. 'Dimebag'…

  14. 'Dimebag' Darrell: 10 Years Later, a Look Back at the Murder of the Last Guitar God

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST On Dec. 14, 2004, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott , former guitarist of influential metal band Pantera , lay in repose at the Moore Funeral home in Arlington, Texas, head resting on the pillow of the gaudy Kiss Kasket he had once asked to be buried in. A black-and-yellow Charvel "…

  15. Awkward: Vice Editor Not a Big Fan of 'Scumbag' Vice Partner Live Nation

    November 24, 2014 11:52 AM EST Earlier this month Live Nation and Vice Media announced a co-branded site to fill a "big white space" in live music content on the web. The news of the currently untitled partnership, due to launch in 2015, is now getting a little added attention after Gawker stumbled upon a…

  16. MTV Sets Dates for Movie Awards and Video Music Awards

    November 13, 2014 8:00 AM EST They'll air April and August of next year, respectively. Mark your calendars. Related Nicki Minaj, Ozzy Osbourne and U2 in the Same Room: Talking to the Architect of the MTV's EMA Awards Rewinding the Charts: 29 Years Ago A-Ha Made It to the Top Through MTV Exclusive: Britney…

  17. Sharon Osbourne Confirms 'The Osbournes' Is Returning to TV

    November 12, 2014 12:35 PM EST 2015 will bring much more from the Osbourne family than one last Black Sabbath album. On Tuesday's episode of CBS'  The Talk , Sharon Osbourne announced that the family’s iconic reality show will be returning to television soon. Black Sabbath Planning Final Album & Tour…

  18. MTV EMA 2014: What You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2014 6:52 PM EST Nicki Minaj , Ariana Grande , U2 , Alicia Keys , Ed Sheeran and Enrique Iglesias all lit up the stage at Sunday's 2014 MTV European Music Awards , but behind the scenes it was a riotous cacophony of shocking diva tantrums, rock-star hissy fits and preening pop-star indulgence. Well,…

  19. MTV EMA 2014 Recap: One Direction, Katy Perry & Ariana Grande Win Big

    November 09, 2014 6:15 PM EST One Direction swept with five awards in total at the 20th annual MTV European Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 9), winning televised awards as Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans. The group, who wasn't in attendance, thanked the Directioners for their support through a pre-recorded…

  20. MTV EMA 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    November 09, 2014 3:00 PM EST The biggest stars in music are up for MTV European Music Awards. Check back here for an updated list of winners. MTV EMA 2014: Nicki Performs | Photos Best Video Iggy Azalea - "Black Widow ft. Rita Ora" Katy Perry - "Dark Horse ft. Juicy J" -- WINNER Kiesza - "…

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