Composing a classical album is a dream Kip Winger has harbored since the days his band was charting top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 like “Miles Away” and “Headed for a Heartbreak.” It’s the result of years of studying composition that he embarked on in the late ’90s. “To have this record made by such a great orchestra, amazing conductor, and to be taken seriously and then have it No. 1 on the Traditional Classical chart is surreal,” says Winger. “Really, absolutely awesome.”
It has been a few years since Farewell, My Love’s Chad Kowal pulled a Dave Grohl and stepped out from behind his drum kit and up to the microphone. Now they're debuting a new video for the song "Never Stop" exclusively with Billboard.
The video for Breaking Benjamin's “Ashes of Eden” seems to be inspired by Gravity and Star Trek. (“Probably because I’m into that kind of stuff,” says singer-guitarist Ben Burnley. “It’s probably subconsciously affected it.”)
Crime and justice network Investigation Discovery is honoring Dave Navarro for the documentary Mourning Son at ID’s fourth annual Inspire a Difference event that will be held in October in New York on a to-be-determined date. Mourning Son tells the story of how Navarro’s mother, Connie Navarro, was murdered by an ex-boyfriend, John Riccardi, in 1983.