1. Country Icon George Strait Tapped for Billboard's Legend Of Live Award

    August 15, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The King of Country will be crowned with Billboard's highest accolade in the touring space at an event on Nov. 14 George Strait will be honored with the Legend Of Live Award at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards , to be held Nov. 14 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Strait --…

  2. Marilyn King, Last of the King Sisters, Dead at 82

    August 08, 2013 2:54 PM EDT Marilyn King, the last surviving member of popular singing family The King Sisters, who released dozens of records throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s and influenced generations of jazz-vocal groups, died on Wednesday following a battle with cancer. She was 82. King was surrounded by her…

  3. Bill Ward Too 'Overweight' For Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne Says

    August 06, 2013 11:24 PM EDT "A drummer has to be in shape," the Black Sabbath frontman says of his former drummer. According to Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward's health was one reason Black Sabbath didn't bring the drummer back for the group's reunion album and tour. "I don’t think he could have…

  4. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . Let's see how your picks matched up with…

  5. Black Sabbath Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 19, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the Lonely Island all crash Top 10 of this week's tally. Almost 43 years after Black Sabbath debuted on the Billboard 200 chart, the iconic rock band earns its first No. 1 album this week with the arrival of "13." The set starts at No. 1…

  6. Black Sabbath Drummer Drama Left Ozzy Osbourne 'Pissed Off'

    June 17, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Lead singer wanted his drummer, Tommy Clufetos, to replace Bill Ward on new album. Rick Rubin gave the job to Brad Wilk instead The drummer issues on Black Sabbath's new album, "13," apparently ran deeper than co-founder Bill Ward's decision to drop out of the reunion…

  7. Black Sabbath Soaring to First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 12, 2013 8:34 PM EDT Iconic rock band Black Sabbath is heading for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the group's new "13," released on Tuesday (June 11), may sell over 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 16. The new Billboard 200…

  8. Watch Black Sabbath's Town Hall Event Live Tonight (6/11) at 7pm ET

    June 11, 2013 1:00 PM EDT On the very day that Black Sabbath officially unleashes "13," its first new studio album with Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years, the legendary band is hosting a special live YouTube-streamed Town Hall event via Google+ Hangout tonight (June 11) starting at 7 p.m. ET, which you can watch…

  9. Geezer Butler on Another Black Sabbath Album: 'Never Say Never'

    June 07, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Geezer Butler says that he's happy he and Black Sabbath mates Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi "were able to come together and do one final album" -- "13,"  which comes out June 11 and is currently streaming on iTunes. Um...final? "Well, I guess you should never…

  10. Black Sabbath, '13': Track-By-Track Review

    June 04, 2013 2:00 PM EDT On April 10, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler surprised a small crowd at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood for a first listen of Black Sabbath's new album, "13." They were onstage for no more than a minute and beyond a thank you, all Ozzy wanted to know was…

  11. Jason Newsted's Upcoming Album Will Be 'All Metal All The Time'

    May 23, 2013 12:07 PM EDT Debut LP, due out in late summer, follows his aptly titled "Metal" EP. Jason Newsted is back and (head)banging -- with a new band that bears his surname, a new EP and a full-length album coming this summer. And all of that is as much of a surprise to him as it is to fans of the…

  12. Dear Mama Playlist: 20 Songs for Mother's Day

    May 10, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Chart Article From 2Pac appreciating his mother to Danzig belting "Mother" at a full-throated, hard-rock howl, there are plenty of ways to toast the women who gave us life on Mother's Day, this Sunday (May 12). Raise a glass this Mother's Day, and let these songs be your…

  13. Pearl Jam, Beyonce, One Direction & More Set For Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

    May 01, 2013 10:08 PM EDT Some of the most powerful touring artists in the world -- including Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jay-Z and many more -- will unite behind the Global Poverty Project (GPP) through the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new program launched today which is designed…

  14. Black Sabbath Expands North American Tour

    April 25, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Metal icons now embarking on a 20-date summer run. After Black Sabbath announced four initial tour dates in support of its forthcoming album "13" earlier this month, the reunited rockers have added 16 more shows to their North American itinerary. The expanded run will now launch…

  15. Sharon Osbourne Denies Rumors Of Ozzy Divorce

    April 24, 2013 2:04 AM EDT It’s official – Ozzy and Sharon are not splitting-up. The British heavy rock legend and his wife and manager have been at the center of frenzied media speculation that their marriage was on the rocks. It's not all that. Sharon Osbourne cleared the air during Tuesday's episode of…

  16. Black Sabbath Add North American Tour Dates for '13'

    April 15, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Black Sabbath will follow up the release of their much anticipated "13" album with four newly announced North American tour dates in late summer. The Ozzy Osbourne-fronted metal icons will make stops in the New York City area, Toronto, Seattle and Los Angeles beginning Aug. 4…

  17. Celebrated Producer Andy Johns Dead at 61

    April 08, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy Blades, who was working on an untitled…

  18. Black Sabbath Share '13' Cover Art, Tease New Music

    April 05, 2013 5:17 PM EDT Hear the first taste of studio material from the reunited heavy metal band. "Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide," Ozzy Osbourne sings in a taste of new music from Black Sabbath's "13." The band teased the audio in a YouTube clip sharing the set's album art: the…

  19. Device, 'Penance': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 27, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Disturbed's David Draiman talks to Billboard about his new project with Filter's Geno Lenardo. David Draiman promises that the currently on-hiatus Disturbed will rock again, but he also considers his new band Device, whose self-titled debut album drops April 9, to be an equally…

  20. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts at No. 1 on the…

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