1. The Billboard Q&A: Ministry's Al Jourgensen

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on influential industrial metal band Ministry. In typical fashion, Ministry's last hurrah is unconventional. After 27 years, 13 albums and one lost digit (a toe), Al Jourgensen is pulling the plug on…

  2. Killing Joke/Ministry Bassist Paul Raven Dies

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Raven, the bass player with influential British post punk group Killing Joke, died in his sleep during the early hours of Saturday morning, at the age of 46. Paul Raven, the bass player with influential British post punk group Killing Joke, died in his sleep during the early hours of…

  3. Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four…

  4. Ministry Plots Final Disc

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Jourgensen, who has led the group and its numerous side projects since 1981, says that after Ministry finishes its current MasterBaTour, he…

  5. Korn Collects 'Live & Rare' Tracks

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Korn has rounded up a host of live tracks and odds and ends for the appropriately titled "Live & Rare," due May 9 via Epic. The set features 10 cuts drawn from a 2003 show at New Korn has rounded up a host of live tracks and odds and ends for the appropriately titled "Live …

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Saw II,' Marky Ramone, Veruca Salt

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the 'Saw II' soundtrack, Marky Ramone joining Sirius satellite radio and the return of Veruca Salt. Songs from Mudvayne, the Used and Papa Roach will appear on the soundtrack for horror film sequel "Saw II." The disc is slated for release Oct.25 via Treadstone…

  7. New SOAD Album To Begin With A 'Bomb'

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The first disc of System Of A Down's two-pronged new album, "Mezmerize," will be released May 17 via American Recordings. It will be preceded by the single "B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bombs)," which wil The first disc of System Of A Down's two-pronged new album , …

  8. Hot Product

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest Priest Redux Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope that there would some day be a reunion. In 2003, their wish came true: Halford rejoined the group with news of a summer Ozzfest berth, a planned new studio album and a world…

  9. Contest To Search For Next Joplin

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Janis Joplin's estate has thrown its support behind a three-pronged celebration of the late singer's life. Janis Joplin's estate has thrown its support behind a three-pronged celebration of the late singer's life. The key component will be "Search for the Pearl,"…

  10. Fear Factory, Prong Vets Ready EP, Live Debut

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST With industrial rock outfit Fear Factory taking time off, singer Burton C. Bell has turned his attention to a new project, Ascension Of The Watchers. With industrial rock outfit Fear Factory taking time off, singer Burton C. Bell has turned his attention to a new project, Ascension Of The…

  11. Nine Inch Nails Solidifies Live Lineup

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nine Inch Nails has unveiled the lineup for its 2005 tour, which will feature former Icarus Line guitarist Aaron North, A Perfect Circle bassist Jeordie White, drummer Jerome Dillon and keyboardist Al Nine Inch Nails has unveiled the lineup for its 2005 tour, which will feature former Icarus…

  12. Priest Promises 'Retribution,' World Tour

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope that there would some day be a reunion. In 2003, their wish came true: Halford rejoined the group with news of Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope…

  13. The Who Rocks Boston On DVD

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Who concert from the first tour following the 2002 death of bassist John Entwistle is heading to DVD Sept. 14 via Rhino/Warner Vision. A Who concert from the first tour following the 2002 death of bassist John Entwistle is heading to DVD Sept. 14 via Rhino/Warner Vision. Taped Sept. 27,…

  14. The Who Revisits 'Isle Of Wight'

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Who's classic concert film "Live at the Isle of Wight" has been restored for a three-pronged release in 49 North American movie theaters (Aug. 9), on DVD (Aug. 10 via Eagle Rock) an on the INHD hi The Who's classic concert film "Live at the Isle of Wight" has…

  15. Billboard Bits: RFTC/Hot Snakes, Alan Jackson, Danzig

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on RFTC/Hot Snakes, Alan Jackson, Danzig Rocket From The Crypt will play its only scheduled date of the year July 23 at New York's Irving Plaza as part of the Underground Garage Battle of the Bands. Eleven bands from across the country will compete that night for the chance to…

  16. R.E.M. Tour Ends With A Bang

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. wrapped its fall North American tour Saturday (Oct. 11) with a show at Atlanta's Phillips Arena. Friday's penultimate concert in Raleigh, N.C., featured a surprise guest appearance by former dr R.E.M. wrapped its fall North American tour Saturday (Oct. 11) with a show at…

  17. Kelly, Timberlake Rule U.K. Charts Again

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly made it four weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (June 1) as "Ignition" (Jive) continued to hold off all challengers. Jive also maintained its two-pronged chart reign, as Justi R. Kelly made it four weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (June 1)…

  18. Ministry Aims To Wilt Mohawks With New Album

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST As Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker contemplated their sixth studio album together, the two sought to get back to the blistering sonic form that produced 1988's groundbreaking electro-industri As Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker contemplated their sixth studio…

  19. The The Spin Again At '45 RPM'

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The first album to anthologize the 20-year recording history of The The, one of the U.K.'s most notable modern rock bands of the past two decades, will be issued May 20 by Epic in Britain. Titled "45 The first album to anthologize the 20-year recording history of The The, one of the…

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