Heavy metal

  1. Goldenvoice Releases Record-Breaking Numbers for Coachella, Big 4, Stagecoach Festivals

    May 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Three mega-events in the California desert represent a remarkable accomplishment for California promoter Goldenvoice, the AEG subsidiary headed by Paul Tollett that, over the course of two weeks, produced three major festivals at the Empire Polo G ...

  2. P.O.D. Files Lawsuit Against Record Label

    April 01, 2011 12:24 PM EDT Christian headbangers P.O.D. have filed suit against their record label, Tennessee-based INO Records, claiming that the company breached its contract by refusing to pay the band an advance for its next album. The suit, filed in Nashville, states t ...

  3. Smash Announces Benefit for Nippon; Superfly Releases Charity Single

    March 28, 2011 12:22 PM EDT One of Japan's leading promoters, Smash Corporation announced today that they would initiate a wide-ranging Japan charity relief project called Benefit for Nippon . The concert promoter has started the efforts with a website of the same name ...

  4. Gwen Stefani, Snoop, Fleet Foxes, Squarepusher: Artists of All Stripes Offer Support to Japan

    March 25, 2011 3:48 PM EDT Gwen Stefani certainly showed the depth of her generosity by pledging $1 million to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund earlier this week -- "The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking and I want to ...

  5. Tommy Lee Developing Travel Series for Syfy Network

    March 22, 2011 7:14 AM EDT The former Motley Crue drummer will attempt to uncover rituals, symbols and other mysteries of secret societies in "Culture Shock With Tommy Lee. Tommy Lee has gone from studying in college to studying the world. The former Motley Crue drumme ...

  6. Japanese Artists Band Together to Help; Slash Cancels Shows

    March 16, 2011 7:50 AM EDT In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast of Japan and the resultant radiation leaks, many Japanese artists are reaching out to offer help. Yoshiki from the legendary rock band X Japan has offered his favorite pi ...

  7. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett On Metallica's 'Big 4' Concert

    January 26, 2011 5:55 PM EST Metallica Leads The Big 4 Having conquered indie rock with Coachella (April 15-17) and country with Stagecoach (April 30-May 1) at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., Goldenvoice will take on metal with the Big 4, featuring Metallica, Anthra ...

  8. Country Throwdown Returns With Willie Nelson

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Country Throwdown tour, this year branded as Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown, returns with confirmed acts Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell and Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real. 4fini Productions, ...

  9. Drowning Pool 'Devastated' Arizona Killer Played Its 'Bodies' Song

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Hard-rockers Drowning Pool say they are "devastated" that the band's 2001 single, "Bodies," was featured in a YouTube video posted by Arizona killer Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old who on Saturday (Jan. 8) went on a sh ...

  10. Phil Kennemore, Y&T Bassist, Dies at 57

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST Phil Kennemore, the bassist of veteran hard-rock group Y&T, died early Friday morning (Jan. 7) of lung cancer, the group's frontman confirmed. Kennemore, 57, passed away at Stanford Hospital in California while surrounded by family member ...

  11. EMI Label Services Launches Metal Crew Retail Program

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST EMI Label Services has started a new retail program known as the Metal Crew, which will have online, retail and consumer components aimed at highlighting the metal acts distributed by EMI and Caroline. The campaign will work with retail to create ...

  12. Marilyn Manson Goes Indie With U.K. Label

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST A year after being dropped by Interscope, Marilyn Manson is planning his comeback on U.K. indie Cooking Vinyl. The new, as-yet-untitled album is due in the fall of 2011. Manson has agreed a joint venture partnership between his own imprint Hell, e ...

  13. U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Swift Take Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honore ...

  14. Full Coverage: Billboard Touring Conference and Awards

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, presented by ShowClix and in association with Music Networx, is happening Nov. 3 - 4 in New York. This two-day event, features panels, controversial discussions, networking opportunities, a ...

  15. BACKBEAT: Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax Rock Nassau Coliseum

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Three of the famed “Big Four” ’80s thrash metal acts entertained fans young and old at New York’s Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 8. Metal legends Slayer and Megadeth along with special guest Anthrax celebrated the halfway point of their Jägermeister Musi ...

  16. BACKBEAT: Linkin Park Listening Party With Rick Rubin, Tom Morello

    September 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 7, a week ahead of the release of its fourth studio album, "A Thousand Suns," rock band Linkin Park invited fans and members of the music industry to preview the set at Los Angeles' 1,300-capacity the Music Box at Henry Fon ...

  17. Sonisphere Festivals Draw More Than 700,000

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonisphere Festival, which visited 11 countries across Europe this summer, had a total attendance of more than 700,000 across 19 dates, according to the organizers. The rock festival benefited from a line-up that included the big four of metal - M ...

  18. Kerrang! Awards Pay Homage To Lost Rockers

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. metal act Bullet for My Valentine was the big winner at the 2010 Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards -- but it was absent friends that dominated the ceremony. Nichola Browne, editor of the U.K. hard rock and metal weekly magazine, started ...

  19. Warner France Buys French Promoter Nous

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner France has acquired Paris-based Nous Productions, a live promoter whose roster includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Metallica and Robbie Williams. Salomon Hazot will remain president of Nous Productions according to a statem ...

  20. Zack de la Rocha Ups the Rage Against Arizona Immigration Law

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is stepping up his campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. In addition to adding Ry Cooder, Nine Inch Nails, and comedian Chris Rock to the growing lis ...

  21. Metallica Sonisphere Cinecast Seen By 100,000

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival was seen by more than 100,000 fans, according to promoter Stuart Galbraith . The global June 22 cinecast featured the 'Big Four' of metal - Metallica, Slay ...

  22. Web Trends: Summerfest, Sandra Bullock, Antrax, Oasis and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Summerfest Summerfest is an annual 11-day music festival in Milwaukee that kicks off today. Artists performing include Eric Clapton, Santana, Rush, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Usher, Tom Petty, Tim Mc ...

  23. Web Trends: Gregg Allman, Lady Gaga Falls, Vuvuzela, Viacom and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 9. Gregg Allman Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band underwent a liver transplant. 10. Lady Gaga Falls Lady Gaga fell in Heathrow Airport, London. 13. YouTube Vuvuzela As it is World Cup season, YouTu ...

  24. Slipknot Bassist Died Of 'Accidental' Overdose

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The bassist for the Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot died of an "accidental" overdose of morphine and fentanyl, a synthetic morphine substitute, police in Iowa said as autopsy results were released. Paul Gray, 38, was found dead on May ...

  25. UK's Plastic Head Opens Doors In Philly

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT UK distributor Plastic Head Records announced the launch of a North American office today, in partnership with EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution and Candlelight Records. Currently ranked England's seventh largest distributor, Plastic H ...

  26. Metallica Heading To Cinemas

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal's 'Big Four' will be heading to international cinema screens when the bands - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax - all perform on the same bill for the first time. The performances from the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia ...

  27. Slipknot Pays Tribute To Bassist, But Who's Who?

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tearful members of Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot shocked fans by appearing in public without masks for the first time in their career to pay tribute to their deceased bass player. A brief news conference on Tuesday evening (May 25), carried l ...

  28. Web Trends: Bono, 360 Tour, Slipknot, Miley Cyrus and More

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 12. U2 360 Tour Irish arena rockers U2 have postponed their 2010 tour as singer Bono recovers from a back injury. 18. Slipknot Bassist Dead Slipknot bassist Paul Dedrick Gray was found dead in an Iowa hotel ...

  29. Web Trends: Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Guns N' Roses and More

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 10. Slipknot Bassist Dead Slipknot bassist Paul Dedrick Gray was found dead in an Iowa hotel Monday morning. He was 38. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Chris Brown - Deuces feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall ...

  30. Police: Slipknot Bassist Found Dead In Iowa hotel

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paul Gray, the bassist for Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot, was found dead Monday in an Iowa hotel room but foul play wasn't suspected, police said. A hotel employee found Gray, 38, dead in a room at the TownePlace Suites in Urbandale, a s ...

  31. Bret Michaels Hospitalized After 'Warning Stroke'

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bret Michaels is back in the hospital. The rocker and reality TV star suffered what doctors call a "warning stroke" and has been diagnosed with a patent forum ovale, or hole in the heart, according to a report Thursday (May 20) on his we ...

  32. Metallica Sells Out Australian Dates

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's tour of Australia has sold-out in brisk fashion. Tickets to the American metal veterans' 13-date Australian arena visit went on general sale at 9am this morning. A little more than an hour later, more than 215,000 tickets had ...

  33. Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed Set For Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Fest

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival will begin in late summer and feature headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed, along with Halestorm and Stone Sour. Set for the Jägermeister second stage are headliners Hellyeah, as well as ...

  34. Alice in Chains, Deftones, Mastdon Team For BlackDiamondSkye Tour

    May 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hard rockers Alice In Chains, deftones and Mastodon are teaming up for BlackDiamondSkye, an arena and amphitheater tour that kicks off Sept. 16 in Chicago. Thursday's formal announcement of the trek -- 13 dates with more expected to be announ ...

  35. Ozzy, Motley Crue, Halford Lead Six-Date Ozzfest Bill

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After staging a one-off event in 2008 and taking a year off in 2009, Ozzfest is returning this summer with a six-city North American amphitheater run that will feature main stage performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue and Rob Halford. The trek ...

  36. UPDATE: Bret Michaels Stable After Brain Hemorrhage

    April 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rocker-turned-reality star Bret Michaels of the rock band Poison suffered a brain hemorrhage on Friday but was later reported to be conscious and in stable condition at an undisclosed hospital. A spokeswoman for Michaels confirmed reports that the ...

  37. Ash Cloud Grounds Metallica Tour But Show Goes On

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metallica braved long bus and boat rides — and bitter memories of a band member's death — to dodge the fallout of an Icelandic volcano and stick to its rigorous European tour schedule. Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told reporters in Vilnius, wh ...

  38. Korn Signs To Roadrunner

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran hard rock act Korn has signed a worldwide recording deal with Roadrunner Records. The band's first release on the label will be its ninth studio set "Korn III -- Remember Who You Are," produced by Ross Robinson, who collabor ...

  39. Rock In Rio Madrid Adds Motorhead

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival is developing into the most rock of the eight RiR festivals since the inaugural version in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro. RiR Madrid organizers today (Feb. 24) added veteran rock band Motorhead and Madrid rock group S ...

  40. AC/DC To Headline U.K.'s Download Fest

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act AC/DC is to headline this year's edition of U.K. metal/rock festival Download. Other acts confirmed for the three-day festival, which takes place at the Donington Park motor racing circuit June 11-13, include Them Crooked Vul ...

  41. Korn, Rob Zombie To Headline 2010 Mayhem Tour

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hard rock veterans Korn and Rob Zombie have singed on as headliners for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a 24-date tour scheduled for July and August in the U.S. and Canada. Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch will also perform ...

  42. Marilyn Manson, Former Bandmate Settle Lawsuit

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Court filings show a contentious lawsuit between Marilyn Manson and a former band mate has been settled. The agreement calls for attorneys representing former Manson keyboardist Stephen Bier to be paid $380,000. Bier sued Manson for $20 million in ...

  43. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax To Tour Together

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal's Big Four -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax -- will ride together in 2010. In Europe, at least. After weeks of rumors, the four bands have announced they'll take part in the traveling Sonisphere festival, starting J ...

  44. Iron Maiden, Rammstein To Headline Sonisphere

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST International touring rock festival Sonishphere will expand to three days in the U.K. in 2010 following its launch this summer, with headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The festival will call at 11 international locations next sum ...

  45. Slayer Reschedules U.K., European Tour

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Slayer has postponed its U.K. and European tour until spring 2010. The band announced the move with "immense disappointment" in a statement, blaming a back injury sustained by vocalist/bassist Tom Araya that has required specialist treat ...

  46. Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry To Headline Country Throwdown Tour

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST The debut run of the Country Throwdown tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, will feature Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, little Big Town and Jack Ingram. The tour of amphitheaters, which was first tipped h ...

  47. Def Leppard Cancels Third Leg Of Tour

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Def Leppard has canceled the final leg of its North American tour. The band said in a statement on its Web site that it canceled 23 shows in the U.S. and Canada "due to unforeseen personal matters." The last leg of the tour was ...

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

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM 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 q ...

  49. 'Brutal Legend' Soundtrack Unveiled

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Having settled its lawsuit with original publisher Activision, the developers of "Brutal Legend" have released the soundtrack for the highly anticipated heavy metal adventure fantasy videogame. The list includes more than 100 songs from ...

  50. Sonisphere Set For 2010 Return

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT European touring metal festival Sonisphere has been branded a success by its organisers, who have vowed that it will return next year. Sonisphere ran from June 20 to Aug. 2, hitting venues in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finland and th ...

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