1. Jane's Addiction Rocks Chicago at Lollapalooza Aftershow

    August 05, 2012 2:45 PM EDT "Chicago, do you want me? Do you love me?" Perry Farrell asked the crowd at Jane's Addiction 's sold-out Lollapalooza afterparty show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom late Saturday-night (Aug. 4), well after the thunderstorm that paused the festival for a few hours had…

  2. Lollapalooza 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    August 05, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Saturday's Lollapalooza 2012 lineup featured a host of marquee headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers , Avicii and Frank Ocean , but the literal showstopper of the festival's second day was Mother Nature. Lollapalooza 2012 • Photos: Lolla Live Saturday • Photos: Backstage &…

  3. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  4. Sharon Osbourne: 'I'm Not Returning' to 'America's Got Talent'

    July 25, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Sharon Osbourne said Tuesday that she's ready to say goodbye to NBC's "America's Got Talent," taking the network by surprise. In a posting on Twitter , Osbourne addressed "my darling" fellow judge Howard Stern and said, "money is not the reason I'm…

  5. Zakk Wylde: 'It Would Be an Honor' to Play With Pantera

    May 22, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Metal Guitar Icon Talks New Book, Sobriety, Church and Music Biz 'Cartoon Characters' The always outrageous and thoroughly entertaining Zakk Wylde has written a book, "Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker's Guide to World Tour Domination." Part…

  6. Slash Raves About Myles Kennedy, Says 'Lie' Almost Didn't Happen

    May 21, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Who needs multiple singers when you've got Myles Kennedy? Slash's new album, "Apocalyptic Love" (out May 22), only employs the one singer unlike the self-titled rock album the guitarist released in 2010 which features an assorted bunch: Lemmy, Fergie, Ian Astbury, Ozzy…

  7. Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Says He's Out of Reunion Gigs

    May 15, 2012 8:24 PM EDT Bill Ward will not be joining Black Sabbath for this year's performances, the drummer confirmed in a letter to fans on his website . The lengthy, emotional note explained that Ward had been asked to participate "minimally" at the band's Download Festival set in the UK in…

  8. Slash Q&A: 'Cathartic' New Band, Guitar Lessons and Hall of Fame 'Bias'

    April 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Before Axl Dropped Out, We Talked to Slash: "You get inducted into the Hall of Fame and then the next day life goes on" Slash's new album, "Apocalyptic Love," doesn't come out until May 22, but in part 1 of this interview with the iconic guitarist he talks a…

  9. Slash, Billy Corgan Take a Ride Down 'Sunset Strip'

    March 12, 2012 11:30 PM EDT In Hans Fjellestad's "Sunset Strip" documentary, several of his talking heads declare the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard dead in 2005 after Tower Records closed. Clive Davis and Lou Adler eulogize the store's closing, Ozzy Osbourne rambles on about Tower'…

  10. Black Sabbath Reunion Tour Becomes 'Ozzy & Friends' Tour

    February 17, 2012 4:35 PM EST Three months after announcing a 2012 tour and album, Black Sabbath has reshuffled its reunion plans in light of guitarist Tony Iommi's battle with lymphoma. The hard rock legends have confirmed that they plan to play only one show on their planned European tour -- Download Festival,…

  11. Black Sabbath Reunion Hits Speed Bump: Drummer Threatens to Quit

    February 02, 2012 2:57 PM EST Ward requires a "signable contract that reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band" in order to move forward." The Black Sabbath reunion hasn't faced enough obstacles already, what with guitarist Tony Iommi's recent lymphoma…

  12. 20 Rockin' Commercials You've Never Seen

    January 30, 2012 8:00 AM EST While we all gather 'round the television in the name of football for this Super Bowl Sunday, there's one part of the broadcast that's just as memorable as the game itself: the commercials. Last year's Bowl saw its fair share of memorable musical ads , from a claymation…

  13. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  14. Was Black Sabbath Confirmed For Coachella?

    January 10, 2012 12:50 PM EST Reunited Rockers Reportedly Pulled Out Due To Iommi's Health The reunited Black Sabbath was one of the planned headliners for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but was forced to pull out just before yesterday's official lineup announcement due to guitarist…

  15. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Has Lymphoma

    January 09, 2012 9:55 AM EST Plans for Band's First Album in 33 Years Have Not Been Derailed Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma but a new album for the legendary metal band is still on track, it was announced Monday. Iommi, 63, is currently working with his…

  16. Black Sabbath Reuniting For New Album, Tour

    November 11, 2011 2:15 PM EST Legendary hard rock band Black Sabbath is reuniting to record its first studio album with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, and will support it with a massive 2012 tour. The group made the announcement during a press conference today (Nov. 11) at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles,…

  17. Black Sabbath Reunion Coming? 'We're Talking,' Says Tony Iommi

    November 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST After writing extensively about its past in his new book "Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell With Black Sabbath ," guitarist Tony Iommi is cautiously optimistic about a future with bandmates Ozzy Osbourne , Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. And he's not giving any hints…

  18. Black Sabbath Plots Press Conference; New Album to Come?

    November 04, 2011 9:12 PM EDT All four Black Sabbath original members will reunite for a press conference on Nov. 11 -- but will the heavy metal icons announce a new album? According to Rolling Stone , the long-disbanded group have dubbed the event a "special announcement at the same location where the influential…

  19. 10 Scariest Musicians Ever: Poll Results

    October 25, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Just as the calendar rolled into October, we got into the spooky spirit of Halloween by asking Billboard.com readers which musician scares the living daylights out of them. You weren't afraid to vote in huge numbers, and now, just in time for the scariest time of year, we reveal the 10…

  20. Journey to Receive Billboard's 'Legend of Live' Award

    October 24, 2011 4:15 PM EDT Journey will receive the "Legend of Live" award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , which are presented by Showclix and are taking place November 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards are part of the Billboard Touring Conference, taking place on the 9th and 10th. The…

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