1. Neil Diamond to Receive 'Legend of Live' Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater will be the recipient of the…

  2. Geoff Tate Announces 'New Queensryche'

    September 03, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, former Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo join lineup Geoff Tate seemed to be working for the weekend during the Labor Day holiday. On Sept. 1 the singer, who was fired from progressive rock band Queensryche in June, announced the lineup of "the new Queensryche…

  3. Sharon Osbourne, NBC Clash Over Alleged Firing of Son

    August 07, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 'America's Got Talent' Host Reveals Why She's Quitting Show NBC defended itself Monday against Sharon Osbourne's claim the network discriminated against her afflicted son in casting a new reality show. The "America's Got Talent" judge told the New York…

  4. Five Awesome Lollapalooza 2012 Moments

    August 06, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The Lollapalooza 2012 lineup was packed with more than 150 rockers, rappers and EDM ravers, who kept crowds rocking in Chicago's Grant Park all weekend long. But as always, there were a few acts who shone above the rest. Here's a look at the five acts (and one unexpected honorable…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 &…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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'…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

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