1. Exclusive: Guitarist Jason Becker, Who Suffers From ALS, Calls Ice-Bucket Trend 'Amazing'

    August 28, 2014 6:25 PM EDT Jason Becker, a former guitarist for David Lee Roth who has lived with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for 25 years, is thrilled to see what the ice-bucket challenge is doing in the fight against the disease. “I love it. It is amazing,” Becker tells Billboard via phone from his…

  2. Kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley on Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons: 'Maybe You Should Focus on Your Records a Little More'

    August 20, 2014 3:16 AM EDT Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has released his first solo album in five years, and by the sound of Space Invader the axeman seems to have had as much fun playing on it as -- gasp -- his early years in Kiss . From the opening title track to the instrumental closer, “Starship,” where Frehley…

  3. Nothing More: Texas Rockers Persevere With Hit Single 'This Is The Time (Ballast)'

    July 07, 2014 5:06 PM EDT When Nothing More singer/percussionist Jonny Hawkins was in grade school, his tiny class of a dozen students all tried out for the choir. When only Hawkins and one other child weren't accepted, it made a painful impression on him. "I thought, 'Well, I guess I'm not a…

  4. Led Zeppelin Reissues Get A Whole Lotta Love At Private Listening Session

    May 14, 2014 1:07 AM EDT During a private listening session of selections from the Led Zeppelin catalog that will be reissued this summer, veteran guitarist Jimmy Page described the archival material as “an opportunity to have a look and listen to everyone in the band.” Page says the music captures how he, singer…

  5. Queensrÿche Reveals More Details About Settlement With Geoff Tate

    May 05, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Statement Says Former Singer Can’t Bill Himself as Queensrÿche Come Sept. 1 Queensrÿche has posted a statement on its website, QueensrycheOfficial.com , that sheds more light on the settlement agreement it entered with former singer Geoff Tate. It also took the time to announce that a new…

  6. Geoff Tate Puts Queensryche Lawsuit Behind Him: 'The Whole Experience Was Such a Betrayal'

    April 29, 2014 3:00 PM EDT UPDATE: In the original version of this story, Billboard mistook a Monsters of Rock concert date for an event to be held in 2014 when it was already held in 2013. Billboard regrets the error. Almost two years after he filed a lawsuit in the wake of being fired from rock band Queensryche,…

  7. Queensryche, Geoff Tate Announce Lawsuit Settlement Terms

    April 28, 2014 10:18 AM EDT Nearly two years after Queensryche fired Geoff Tate , the parties agree that his former bandmates will keep the group's name. Queensryche and former lead singer Geoff Tate have officially announced the terms of their settlement in a lawsuit Tate filed in June 2012 after he was fired…

  8. Kiss' Ace Frehley 'Thrilled' By Rock Hall Induction, Readying Solo Album (Video Q&A)

    April 12, 2014 10:40 AM EDT "It's like we had never been apart and we're brothers in rock'n'roll," Frehley says of Kiss' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction experience. With Kiss' surprisingly drama-free Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction now in the rear-view mirror, former…

  9. Paul Stanley Calls Kiss the Rock Hall's 'Worst Nightmare' (Video Q&A)

    April 10, 2014 11:47 AM EDT "It's a small group of people who decide who they want in their little club," he says. "They're pencil pushers and I play a guitar" It's taken 14 years, but pyro-glam rockers Kiss are finally being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After…

  10. Play Ball: Yo La Tengo & The So So Glos Talk New York Mets' 2014 Season

    April 03, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Yo La Tengo guitarist/vocalist Ira Kaplan and So So Glos guitarist Adam Reich preview New York's perennial baseball underdogs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the…

  11. Gwar's Top 5 Mainstream Moments: Fox News, 'Beavis & Butt-Head' & More

    March 24, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Gwar was never meant for the mainstream. Since founding the band in 1984, singer Oderus Urungus (aka David Brockie) was on an unrepentant mission to be as outrageous and socially unacceptable as possible. Costumes of oversized battle armor, offensive lyrics and brutal music were his…

  12. HIM, Anathema Rock New York's Irving Plaza

    March 17, 2014 12:37 PM EDT At five minutes to show time Saturday (March 14) and well ahead of headliner HIM, New York's Irving Plaza was already packed to capacity for opener Anathema, the U.K. band returning for the first time since its triumphant NYC show last September at the Gramercy Theater . However,…

  13. 'This Is Spin̈al Tap' at 30: Top 11 Rock Clichés Skewered By The Movie

    March 01, 2014 1:00 PM EST To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved rock mockumentary "This Is Spin̈al Tap," we're taking a 'Stonehenge'-sized look at the top music clichés skewered by the film. And yes, this list goes to 11. "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever…

  14. Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy & Mark Tremonti Rock the Billboard Studio: Watch

    February 21, 2014 11:35 AM EST Kennedy & Tremonti perform three Alter Bridge songs, discuss latest album "Fortress," and more. Alter Bridge singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti  visited Billboard's studio to discuss the making of the band's latest album, "Fortress,…

  15. Alter Bridge Q&A: On Building a Metal 'Fortress,' Taking Risks and Future Projects

    October 08, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti talk about their aggressive-sounding new album, plus upcoming solo and Slash-related releases Since it announced itself with its debut, "One Day Remains," in 2004, hard rock band Alter Bridge has built its audience with such hits as "Open Your…

  16. Dream Theater, 'The Enemy Inside': Exclusive Video Premiere

    September 23, 2013 12:33 PM EDT Watch the blistering new video for "The Enemy Inside"; guitarist John Petrucci talks to Billboard about the song's powerful message Dream Theater's new self-titled album on Roadrunner Records arrives tomorrow (Sept. 24), and to celebrate Billboard is hosting the…

  17. Metallica Jolts New York's Apollo Theater With Hit-Packed Set For SiriusXM Fans

    September 22, 2013 3:00 PM EDT rabid fans, 4 ferocious performers, 2.5 hours of skull-crushing adrenaline, 1 revered venue: Metallica at the Apollo. To celebrate the launch of SiriusXM's Mandatory Metallica channel, the iconic metal quartet shook the walls of Harlem's hallowed Apollo Theater with an invite…

  18. Rise Against Unearth 'Long Forgotten Songs'; Watch 'Lanterns' Video Premiere

    September 10, 2013 12:20 PM EDT Rise Against's new compilation, "Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013" -- which arrives today on Interscope Records -- is a rarities set that spans all the way back to before the Chicago punk band had landed a Fat Wreck Chords deal to release its 2001 debut…

  19. Mina Caputo, 'Identity': Exclusive Video Premiere

    June 26, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Former Life of Agony singer Mina Caputo premieres 'Identity' video, talks new album and life after coming out as transgender, kicks off Indiegogo campaign. The storm that drenched New York on June 7 didn't stop Mina Caputo's fans —some coming from as far afield as…

  20. Queensryche, 'Queensryche': Track-By-Track Review

    June 24, 2013 11:10 AM EDT First, Queensrÿche endured guitarist Chris DeGarmo's 1997 departure. Then came last year's firing of singer Geoff Tate, whose assertion that he holds 81% of the act's songwriting credits sparked rampant commentary about exactly what each member has contributed to the band.…

Pages