1. 'New Moon' Rises To No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 11:00 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 153,000 copies (up 33%) in its first full week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic album, which features music by Death Cab for Cutie, Thom Yorke and…

  2. 'New Moon' May Rise To Top Of Billboard 200

    October 22, 2009 10:19 AM EDT Next week, the "New Moon" may rise to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry prognosticators suggest that "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack, which debuted at No. 2 this week on the Billboard 200, has a shot at moving into the penthouse next week. It may…

  3. Sparks

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT I only agreed to do it because I thought it wouldn't happen. Twenty-one albums in 21 nights? More than 270 songs? Are you nuts? Sure, let's do it. As Christmas 2007 approached, "Sparks 21X21" was evol Cult rock act Sparks is in the midst of performing all 21 of its albums…

  4. Underground Support Brings Dir En Grey To Forefront

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Japanese metal act sees U.S. breakout, mainstream interest. Before having released an album in America, Dir En Grey is causing a commotion here. In March, the Japanese band ignited frenzied response with its first three U.S. shows. Dir en grey made its stateside debut with a showcase…

  5. Grammy Nominations: Artists React

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST With news of Grammy Awards nominations sinking in, statements are flying as record labels recognize the nods received for the Recording Academy's 48th annual event. Among the notices, top nominee Kany With news of Grammy Awards nominations sinking in, statements are flying as record…

  6. Billboard Bits: Hurricane/Southside, Tibet House, Snoop

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Hurricane/Southside, Tibet House, Snoop Audioslave, System Of A Down, Oasis and Rammstein are among the early confirmations for the German festivals Hurricane and Southside , to be held June 10-12. Tickets are available now through the festivals' official Web sites. The dates…

  7. Reise, Reise

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music's ability to function as an international language accounts for why such acts as German heroes Rammstein have been able to build an American following. Music's ability to function as an international language accounts for why such acts as German heroes Rammstein have been able…

  8. Robbie, R.E.M. Overtake U.K. Charts

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct. 10) new U.K. charts. Robbie Williams notched his sixth best-selling single with "Radio" (Chrysalis) while R.E.M. gained its sev Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct.…

  9. Hard Rock Acts Drum Up 'Evil' Soundtrack

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rare tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle, Cradle Of Filth, Cold and Rammstein will put a charge into the soundtrack for "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," due Aug. 31 via Roadrunner. Rare tracks from Deftones, Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle, Cradle Of Filth, Cold and…

  10. Rock, Hip-Hop Stars Do Battle On 'XXX'

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Universal has firmed up the tracklisting for the double-disc soundtrack to "XXX," due Aug. 6. The set is divided into rock and hip-hop discs; the first single from the rock disc is Hatebreed's "I Will Universal has firmed up the tracklisting for the double-disc soundtrack…

  11. Guitarist Exits American Head Charge

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Wayne Kile has exited hard rock outfit American Head Charge. "Our split with Wayne is completely amicable and we wish him luck in his future endeavors," the band says in a statement. "Over t Guitarist Wayne Kile has exited hard rock outfit American Head Charge. "…

  12. P.O.D. 'Alive' And Well For European Tour

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Inspirational modern rock act P.O.D. will head to Europe for a month-long tour, beginning April 29 in Manchester, England. The trek concludes May 24 at Madrid's annual Festimad, which will also featur Inspirational modern rock act P.O.D. will head to Europe for a month-long tour,…

  13. Garbage Regroups For Spring Tour

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Garbage has begun lining up dates for a North American tour, set to open April 19 in Toronto and run through May, according to the band's official Web site. The group, which recently returned from a s Garbage has begun lining up dates for a North American tour, set to open April 19 in…

  14. System Signs Up For Second 'Pledge' Tour

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST System Of A Down, already confirmed to headline this year's edition of Ozzfest, will again headline this year's Pledge Of Allegiance tour, according to a spokesperson from Immortal Tour and Events, on System Of A Down, already confirmed to headline this year's edition of…

  15. Slipknot, Coal Chamber Rock 'Resident Evil' Set

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The hard rock-packed Roadrunner soundtrack to the forthcoming film "Resident Evil" will sport a new version of Slipknot's "My Plague," as well new tracks from Coal Chamber ("Something") and Static X ( The hard rock-packed Roadrunner soundtrack to the…

  16. Eve Joins Diesel, Jackson In 'XXX'

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Teen superstar Aaron Carter has tapped 15 year-old singer Lindsay Pagano and Dream Street as the opening acts for his upcoming 22-date tour, due to launch Jan. 25 in Jacksonville, Fla. The cross-count Rapper Eve will star alongside Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, and Asia Argento in Revolution…

  17. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette MTV Europe Video Music Awards, MTV Featured…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby made unannounced appearances last night (Oct. 29) in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys. Prior to the…

  19. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, and Travis are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. They join previously announced performers Destiny's Child, Basement Jaxx, Blink…

  20. Billboard Bits: SOAD, Swampstock, O-Town, Oakenfold

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on System Of A Down, Swampstock, O-Town, and Paul Oakenfold. Hard rock act System Of A Down will donate its proceeds from its Oct. 31 appearance at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena to the American Red Cross Liberty Fund. The group's performance at the venue comes in…

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