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  1. Backbeat: Metal Masters Unites Phil Anselmo, Kerry King, Billy Sheehan, Others For Monster Jam

    September 17, 2012 2:23 PM EDT Herding Cats: What's cooler than cramming a bunch of metal icons on one stage to destroy the genre's classics? Getting them to sit still to take an afterparty photo. From Left: Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, SiriusXM Octane/Liquid Metal PD ...

  2. Lloyd Brevett, Skatalites Bassist and Co-Founder, Dead at 80

    May 03, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Lloyd Brevett the upright bass player and founding member of the seminal Jamaican ska group The Skatalites passed away this morning at Andrews Memorial Hospital in St. Andrew, Jamaica where he was being treated following a stroke and a series of s ...

  3. Kenny Roberts, Famed Singing Cowboy Yodeler, Dies

    April 30, 2012 4:03 PM EDT Famed singing cowboy yodeler, Kenny Roberts died yesterday at his home in Athol, Mass. He was 85. A noted country music performer for more than 65 years, Roberts was known as "America's King of the Yodelers" for his trademark perfor ...

  4. Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran Rock Warner's SXSW Bash

    March 15, 2012 1:11 PM EDT If diversity remains one of South By Southwest's credos, you didn't have to look further than the second night of the Warner Music Group's The Warner Sound residency on Wednesday at La Zona Rosa. Recalling old-school SXSW showcases, ...

  5. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  6. Radiohead Returns to Australia After 8 Years, Gaga Adds Dates Down Under

    February 27, 2012 11:21 AM EST Radiohead Return To Australia After 8 Years Radiohead will make the long haul to Australia this November for the band's first shows here in eight years, tour promoters Chugg Entertainment announced today. The band's trek will also includ ...

  7. Video: Edgar Bronfman Jr. Says Warner Music Will Fight Universal-EMI Merger 'Tooth and Nail'

    February 01, 2012 7:13 AM EST On his last day as chairman of Warner Music Group, Edgar Bronfman Jr. promised that the company will fight Universal's purchase of EMI "tooth and nail," adding that it strikes him as "hubris particularly for Universal to think ...

  8. Backbeats: Garbage's Shirley Manson Stops By Billboard With New Music; Gloria Estefan Winds Down Post-Howard Stern Interview; Blue October Rock NYC

    October 27, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Beautiful Garbage: Billboard Magazine editor Danyel Smith, Garbage's Shirley Manson, Billboard.com editor Tye Comer. As the '90s revivalism train rolls onward, the next big stop could come this spring with the return of electro-rockers G ...

  9. Sheepdogs, Del Barber, Imaginary Win at Western Canadian Music Awards

    October 24, 2011 12:02 PM EDT Saskatchewan rock band The Sheepdogs, which won the coveted cover of Rolling Stone magazine back in August, celebrated a Western Canadian Music Awards win for Rock Recording of the Year last night (Oct. 24) for their album "Learn & Burn.& ...

  10. Australia's Live Music Industry Soars With $1.4 Billion in 2010 Ticketing Revenue

    August 09, 2011 7:42 AM EDT A new report published Down Under confirms what many observers had already figured - Australia's live music sector is officially booming. In a frenetic year which saw the likes of AC/DC, U2, Bon Jovi, Metallica and the Eagles tour these shore ...

  11. Natalie Imbruglia Recruits Coldplay And Eno

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia-born singer Natalie Imbruglia has teamed up with Coldplay and Brian Eno for her first new album in four years. The new set, "Come To Life," is released in the U.K. Oct. 5 on Island Records. A European release follows on Oct.12. ...

  12. Digital Briefs: Last.fm, 'Guitar Hero 5,' Crystal Method

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Mobile music service mSpot has added content from CBS Radio and Last.fm to its streaming music channels it delivers for various wireless operators. mSpot's mobile application lets users stream participating radio channels through their pho ...

  13. Cave Curates All Tomorrow’s Parties Aus Fest

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australia’s busy festivals circuit has a new player on the scene. The All Tomorrow’s Parties brand will debut in three Australian regions for the upcoming southern summer season, organizers said today. Home-grown alternative rock act Nick Cave the ...

  14. Mayor Suffers Heart Attack During NZ Awards

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Len Brown, mayor of Manukau City in New Zealand, is recovering after collapsing with a heart attack at the Pacific Music Awards on Saturday night. The 51-year old Brown was midway through a speech onstage at the May 31 awards in Manukau City' ...

  15. SOAD Duo Prep 'Scars' Debut

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan are putting the finishing touches on the debut album from their new rock band Scars on Broadway, the pair tells Billboard.biz. The artists are currently shopping for a re ...

  16. 9th Wonder, Buckshot Geat Up For 'The Formula'

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Producer 9th Wonder, formerly of Little Brother, and rapper Buckshot, of Black Moon and Boot Camp Clik, have re-teamed for their follow-up album titled "The Formula," due April 15th via Duck Down Records. The album's first single, & ...

  17. Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amid a heavy week of new releases, Rascal Flatts scores its third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Lyric Street set "Still Feels Good." The set sold 547,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the lar ...

  18. London's City Showcase Kicks Off

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock legend Chris Bailey is throwing his clout behind a Billboard-sponsored gig devoted to bands from Down Under as part of the five-day City Showcase festival of events, which begins today in central London. Bailey, who has performed a ...

  19. Wolfmother's Cell Phone Show A First For Oz

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sydney power trio Wolfmother yesterday (Oct. 24) became the first act in Australia to stream a live concert in "real time" to mobile phones. Sydney power trio Wolfmother yesterday (Oct. 24) became the first act in Australia to stream a l ...

  20. Wolfmother's Cell Phone Show A First For Oz

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sydney power trio Wolfmother yesterday (Oct. 24) became the first act in Australia to stream a live concert in "real time" to mobile phones. Sydney power trio Wolfmother yesterday (Oct. 24) became the first act in Australia to stream a l ...