1. Mike Scaccia, Ministry Guitarist, Dead at 47

    December 23, 2012 9:10 PM EST Founding member of Rigor Mortis reportedly collapsed onstage during a Saturday night performance. Mike Scaccia, guitarist for long-running metal act Ministry, died at the age of 47 on Saturday night (Dec. 22). According to Rolling Stone , Scaccia collapsed onstage during a performance at the…

  2. Q&A: Marilyn Manson on 'Born Villain,' Johnny Depp and Label 'Stupidity'

    April 27, 2012 3:25 PM EDT With his genre-blending, authority-challenging, Bible-tearing, establishment-baiting ways, Marilyn Manson is nothing if not a born villain. The frontman of the band that bears his name has courted controversy throughout his career and found plenty of success -- including two Billboard 200…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman is awarded 30,000…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman is awarded 30,000…

  5. Cheap Tricks, Revolting Cocks

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rick Nielsen makes a surprise appearance at a Revolting Cocks show. The sold-out crowd at Chicago's House of Blues Theatre was treated to an all-star rock n' roll extravaganza on July 2nd when Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen hit the stage for a special performance with Al Jourgensen…

  6. 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…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Country singer George Jones walks out of the hospital 13 days after a near fatal traffic accident. Jones, 67, thanks Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors and nurses before climbi 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications…

  8. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Springsteen, Ministry

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on AMAs, Springsteen, Ministry A trio of country stars has joined the performance lineup for the American Music Awards, which will be broadcast live Nov. 22 on ABC. Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban bolster a roster that also includes Kenny Chesney, Mariah Carey, Rob Thomas and…

  9. 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…

  10. Ministry Keeps Ranting With New Album, Tour

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Ministry will celebrate its 25th birthday with a new album due next month and an extensive tour in 2006. Veteran rock act Ministry will celebrate its 25th birthday with a new album due next month and an extensive tour in 2006. The 15-track "Rantology" rounds up such…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…