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. Weezer's 'Blue Album' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    May 09, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Roughly a month after Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide , bummed-out rocker kids everywhere met a new potential hero. His name was Rivers Cuomo, and he was a Connecticut-born L.A. transplant with a fetish for melody and secret love of cheesy metal. He worshipped Nirvana but also shredding…

  3. Queen Extravaganza Makes U.S. Debut

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT During the 22 years since Freddie Mercury's death, the Queen camp has carefully and at times creatively perpetuated the group's catalog and legacy. Reissues. A hit theater musical ("We Will Rock You"). Tours with Paul Rodgers and, this summer, with "American Idol"…

  4. Queen + Adam Lambert Playing Four Shows This Summer

    April 09, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Roger Taylor Says Band Will Have Busy Summer... Talks 'Queen Extravaganza' Tour... Reacts to Drunk 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Guy With The Queen Extravaganza hitting the road next month and four concerts of their own with Adam Lambert , Queen 's Roger Taylor and Brian May…

  5. Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Speech: 'I Love ALL Kinds of Music'

    February 17, 2012 2:30 PM EST Dave Grohl managed to ruffle a lot of feathers - though not everyone's - with his acceptance speech for the Foo Fighters ' Best Rock Performance Grammy for "Walk," during which he seemingly lampooned the electronic music craze that resulted in Skrillex 's three Grammy…

  6. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Ready For 'Night Castle' To Shine

    September 21, 2009 8:27 AM EDT Paul O'Neill says that "we caused a massive number of heart attacks...at Atlantic (Records)" when he and his Trans-Siberian Orchestra crew finally turned in "Night Castle," the collective's latest rock opera, which will be released on Oct. 27. O'Neill and…

  7. JOE SATRIANI, "Surfing With The Alien: Legacy Edition"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave to pop-punk to indie rock to grindcore to garage rock, have done wonders for the art of power chords and riffs. The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave to pop-punk to indie rock to grindcore to…

  8. 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…

  9. Pre-Grunge Seattle Band Malfunkshun Reforms

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although it never recorded a full-length album or toured outside Washington state, Seattle band Malfunkshun is often cited as an important band amid the grunge family tree. Although it never recorded a full-length album or toured outside Washington state, Seattle band Malfunkshun is often…

  10. Billboard Bits: Sigur Ros, Lemonheads, Blood Brothers, Journey

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sigur Ros will release a new CD/DVD, "Saeglopur," Aug. 8 via the Worker's Institute in partnership with the band's own Krunk imprint and Filter US Recordings. Sigur Ros will release a new CD/DVD, "Saeglopur," Aug. 8 via the Worker's Institute in partnership…

  11. That Was Then, This Is Now: The Bestof X-tacy

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Andy Timmons may be best-known as the former guitarist for Danger Danger, but don't assume his stint in that '80s hair-metal band is the extent of his musical rÉsumÉ. Andy Timmons may be best-known as the former guitarist for Danger Danger, but don't assume his stint in that &…