1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 'Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy': Book Excerpt & Interview

    October 11, 2011 12:40 PM EDT When From the chapter "Have a F**cking Egg: The Truth About Diet & Exercise": Dear Dr. Ozzy: I know you work out a lot and have changed your lifestyle dramatically, but is it more difficult to maintain your exercise schedule and health regimen when you are touring? What do you…

  6. Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath Reunion: 'It's In The Very Early Stages'

    October 07, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Speculation surrounding a Black Sabbath reunion including Ozzy Osbourne arose in August, when the Birmingham Mail reported that Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi said the original lineup was writing new material together. Iommi back-tracked on his official website , expressing disappointment that…

  7. Play Ball! 10 Badass Baseball Songs

    September 29, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Major League Baseball's 2011 regular season ended in stirring fashion on Wednesday (Sept. 28), and with the playoffs kicking off on Friday (Sept. 30), there's plenty of drama still to come. Before Sabathia faces off against Verlander, the Rangers begin their trek back to the World…

  8. Lady Gaga Tops MTV European Music Awards Nominees

    September 19, 2011 1:40 PM EDT After taking home multiple MTV Video Music Awards last month -- in drag, no less -- Lady Gaga continues a banner year with six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 6 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. Behind the widespread acclaim for new album "Born This Way,"…

  9. Jack Osbourne on 'God Bless Ozzy' Documentary: 'This Was About More Who He Is As a Person'

    August 23, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Jack Osbourne says he's "kind of ecstatic" about the two-thumbs-up reception "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne ," the documentary about his father that he co-produced, has received since its April debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. "It was going to go one of two ways --…

  10. Tony Iommi Throws Water on Black Sabbath Album Reports

    August 17, 2011 9:55 AM EDT You've had a bad summer, British news media. While it's not on par with the wiretapping scandal, metal fans are reeling (or for some, breathing a sigh of relief) with news that Black Sabbath will not be reuniting for an album and tour. Yet, at least. Legendary guitarist Tony Iommi…

  11. Billboard Bits: Xtina & Adele Hang Out, AC/DC Launch Wine Line

    August 16, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adele & Christina Aguilera Hang in L.A. It was a collision of diva power, as Christina Aguilera and Adele spent time together backstage at Adele's show at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last night. "…

  12. Kelly Osbourne Calls Christina Aguilera a 'Fat B---h,' Slams Kate Middleton

    August 05, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Kelly Osbourne is on a fashion-fighting roll. The daughter of Ozzy Osbourne has been dropping fashion un-friendly advice all over the airwaves, taking jabs at both Christina Aguilera and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. On E!'s "Fashion Police," the 26-year-old host went…

  13. Top 25 Tours Of 2011 So Far

    July 27, 2011 12:44 PM EDT Chart Article The Top 25 Tours Of 2011 So Far After the bloodbath of 2010, and the more moderate pain of 2009, the touring industry came into 2011 more than a little gun-shy. As we take stock of the first half of the year, you can almost hear the sigh of relief. Based on numbers reported to…

  14. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Taylor Swift, Bob Seger

    July 07, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Rock legend Roger Waters returns to the top of the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from June dates of The Wall Live Tour as it continued its trek through Europe. Zürich's Hallenstadion hosted the tour for two shows on June 6-7 and then two more on June 24-25 grossing…

  15. 'Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical Tony; Bono, The Edge Make Appearance

    June 13, 2011 7:13 AM EDT A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn't even eligible still managed to cast a shadow - well, shall we make that a web? - over the proceedings. On a night when the hilariously profane "The Book of Mormon"…

  16. Win Ozzy Osbourne 'Rock Band 3' Downloads

    May 31, 2011 4:33 PM EDT To celebrate the 30th anniversary and re-release of Ozzy Osbourne 's metal classics "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman," we're giving away the brand new Ozzy download pack available for Rock Band 3. Want to be one of the 25 lucky Billboard.com readers who…

  17. Q&A: Ozzy Osbourne On 'Blizzard' and 'Diary' Reissues, Black Sabbath Reunion Rumblings

    May 27, 2011 11:44 AM EDT There may be some Sony Music staffers who may want to forget the earliest days of Ozzy Osbourne's career, when he bit the head off a dove in a moment of inebriated exuberance. But a legion of fans still swears by his first two solo albums, 1980's "Blizzard of Ozz" and the…

  18. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. READERS'…

  19. Hot Tours: Lady Gaga, George Strait, Ozzy Osbourne

    May 19, 2011 2:25 PM EDT L ady Gaga tops this week's Hot Tours ranking as the pop superstar posts more than $18.5 million in box office grosses from nine sold out performances on her Monster Ball Tour, that recently wrapped after some 200 shows. Included in the tally are concerts in North American arenas as well…

  20. Hot Tours: U2, Elton John, Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks

    April 21, 2011 5:33 PM EDT U2 tops the Hot Tours rankings with over $60 million in ticket sales from three venues on the South American leg of the band's ongoing worldwide tour. The 360° Tour that began in June 2009 made its only trek to the continent during March and April, playing markets in three countries.…

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