1. Rob Zombie Won't Direct Motley Crue Movie, Tommy Lee Clarifies

    March 08, 2011 9:00 AM EST The film adaptation of Mötley Crüe's band biography will not be in the hands of Rob Zombie after all. Last week, drummer Tommy Lee told Billboard.com that "we finally got a director" for the big screen version of 2002's "The Dirt -- Confessions of the World's…

  2. Tommy Lee Talks Motley Crue Summer Tour with Poison, New York Dolls

    March 02, 2011 4:20 PM EST M otley Crue is teaming with fellow Los Angeles rockers Poison and early influences the New York Dolls for a summer tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album. But it's not being considered a third version of the Crue Fest series. "It's definitely…

  3. Billboard Bits: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split, Matt Cardle Wins 'X Factor'

    December 13, 2010 7:34 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split "High School Musical" co-stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have ended their four-year relationship. A source close to the couple says that the relationship simply …

  4. Vince Neil Blasts Sharon Osbourne, Motley Crue Bandmates in Book

    September 20, 2010 3:37 PM EDT M ötley Crüe singer Vince Neil says he has "never really had a voice" in all the tales of his three decade career fronting the hard rock band. But his attempts to finally set the record straight in an autobiography chronicling years of sex, drugs, plastic surgery and numerous…

  5. Tommy Lee Recruits Fans for New Methods of Mayhem Album

    September 20, 2010 1:18 PM EDT M otley Crüe 's Tommy Lee says he "just wanted to do something different" for "A Public Disservice Announcement," his first Methods of Mayhem album in 11 years. That turned out to be working with a cast of thousands -- literally -- on the 11-track set, which comes out…

  6. Lindsay Lohan's Prison Playlist

    July 21, 2010 1:24 PM EDT When she began serving her prison sentence yesterday, sometime pop singer Lindsay Lohan joined the ranks of Lil' Wayne , Boy George and Tommy Lee as another music celeb who has landed behind bars. To commemorate Lohan's jail time and give her a soundtrack for her stint in an orange…

  7. Vince Neil Covers Elton, Presley, Cheap Trick On 'Tattoos & Tequila'

    June 15, 2010 5:25 PM EDT Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil takes a look back on his third solo studio album -- and first in 15 years -- with the covers-heavy "Tattoos & Tequila," due out June 22. Ten of the set's 12 songs are Neil's personal favorites, including his take on hits such as Elton…

  8. Tommy Lee Crowdsourcing New Methods Of Mayhem Album

    November 19, 2009 11:57 AM EST Drummer Tommy Lee says that response to the public recording outreach for his upcoming Methods of Mayhem album, "Public Mayhem," has been "absolutely insane," with 1,000 or more submissions for each of the six tracks released so far. "My God, you would not believe…

  9. Beyoncé and Gaga Accept Honors, Tommy Lee Returns To Mayhem

    October 05, 2009 5:17 PM EDT In this edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga accept their respective honors at Billboard's Women in Music event, and Tommy Lee returns to side project, Methods of Mayhem . Billboard had their annual Women in Music event on Friday …

  10. P.O.D. Guitarist Enlists Alt-Rock Vets For Daylight Division

    September 08, 2009 5:09 PM EDT Former members of Papa Roach , Chevelle and Rock Star Supernova have joined P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel in a new band, Daylight Division, that's posted two tracks online and is in the midst of writing and recording its first album. "It's definitely exciting," Curiel…

  11. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Burned, Crue Fest Rolls On With Fill-In Drummer

    August 17, 2009 11:41 AM EDT Motley Crue's Tommy Lee is not exactly Dr. Feelgood these days. The drummer will be off his kit for several Crue Fest 2 shows after burning his left hand last week while playing with a set of sparklers. Sevendust's Morgan Rose "came charging in like a knight in shining armor…

  12. Motley Crue's Cruefest Going On Hiatus Until 2011

    August 10, 2009 12:37 PM EDT After a successful two-year start-up, Motley Crue 's Crue Fest may take a year off in order to allow the band to record its next album. "We have about a month left (of this year's Crue Fest 2) and then we're going to be taking quite a bit of time off," Crue bassist…

  13. May 20, 2009

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe is sentenced to six months in jail and three years’ probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, Pamela Anderson, as she holds their infant son. 1981 – Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl, welcome their first child, daughter Calico Cooper. 1979 – Elton John…

  14. May 10, 2009

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rocker Chris Daughtry gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 2003 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “American Life,” Madonna. 1999 – Artist/author/songwriter Shel Silverstein, 66, is found dead in Key West, Fla. 1994 – Weezer releases its debut, the self-titled “blue” album. 1991 –…

  15. April 29, 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich dies in a Moscow cancer hospital. He is 80. 2007 – Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee quits…

  16. Mötley Crüe Unveils Crüe Fest 2 Lineup

    March 17, 2009 8:52 AM EDT Mötley Crüe will be joined by Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and Charm City Devils on the Crüe Fest 2: The White Trash Circus tour, the band announced at a Fuse TV press conference yesterday (March 16). The band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Dr. Feelgood,"…

  17. February 27, 2009

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Award winning South African R&B singer TK (real name Tsakani Mhinga) is found dead at a hotel in Johannesburg's Randburg suburb. The singer-songwriter is 27. An autopsy determines that a drug overdose is the cause of death. 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence,…

  18. February 26, 2009

    February 26, 2009 3:26 PM EST - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of…

  19. Tommy Lee Plots Methods Of Mayhem Album

    January 21, 2009 10:49 AM EST Tommy Lee is ready for a little mayhem -- and not just with Motley Crue. The drummer, who kicks off the Crue's Saints of Los Angeles Tour on Jan. 31 in Indio, Calif., tells Billboard.com that he's started work on his second Methods of Mayhem album, following up the group's…

  20. Ludacris: Reel Life

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Best-known to music fans as Ludacris, Chris Bridges is contemplating a new moniker. Best-known to music fans as Ludacris, Chris Bridges is contemplating a new moniker. "I have a new album and two movies coming out within two weeks of each other, so Mr. October is my new nickname,"…

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