Heavy metal

  1. Slipknot Double Winners At U.K.'s Kerrang! Awards

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot emerged as the big winner at the 2009 Kerrang Awards, held in London tonight. The band was crowned best live band and best international band, beating off competition from Metallica, Lamb Of God, Madina Lake and Green Day in the internati ...

  2. Lotus Asks Fans To Name Price For Select Concerts

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Lotus will allow fans to decide the ticket prices for select dates on its U.S. club tour this fall. The pay-what-you-want option will be available for eight West Coast shows, beginning Oct. 6 at the Roxy in Los Angeles. Tickets to the up ...

  3. Madonna Tops Strong Midyear List Of Top 25 Tours

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite the uncertain state of the economy, Billboard's midyear touring charts indicate a pattern of success that could well carry through the end of the year. And, even more so than usual, the top 25 list is dominated by acts that first achi ...

  4. Universal Canada, Victory Extend Distro Deal

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada announced it has inked an extension of its distribution deal with Chicago-based Victory Records in Canada. Universal Music Canada president Randy Lennox credited Victory founder Tony Brummel with making the deal a reality. & ...

  5. Slipknot Leads Charge For Kerrang! Awards

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metal outfit Slipknot has topped the nominations list for this year's Kerrang! Awards, hosted by the U.K weekly rock magazine on Aug. 3 in London. With six nominations, including two for best single ("Dead Memories" and "Psycho ...

  6. Iron Maiden, Slipknot Honored At 'Golden Gods'

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metal stalwarts Iron Maiden have been given the title of 'Golden Gods' at the 2009 Metal Hammer Golden God awards. At a ceremony held last night (June 15) in London, the seventh annual Metal Hammer awards also named Iron Maiden best U.K. ...

  7. Download Fest Back On Stream

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. metal festival Download is to stream performances from its main stage live and free on its Web site during the weekend of June 12-14. The initiative was brought in during the 2007 festival by promoter Live Nation. The streamed bands that year ...

  8. Anvil Brings Metal Mayhem To Cannes Film Festival

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Anvil, the Hanson Brothers of Canadian heavy metal, are bringing a little headbanging mayhem to the Cannes Film Festival. Lead guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner are in town to support Sacha Gervasi's award-winnin ...

  9. Primary Wave, Trustkill Ink Publishing Agreement

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a worldwide marketing, publishing and administration agreement with Trustkill's owned Bullet Tooth Publishing. The deal includes Bullet Tooth's niche rock and metal catalog including Bleedin ...

  10. 'Guitar Hero,' Ticket Bundle For Metallica Fest

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the inaugural Sonisphere Festival in the U.K. are offering a deal on a ticket and game bundle that will allow Metallica fans to pre-order "Guitar Hero: Metallica" at a discounted rate. An offer for free coach travel to the ...

  11. Staind, Shinedown Cut Ticket Prices

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock acts Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm are doing their part to "stimulate" the summer concert season. The four bands are teaming up for a 40-date U.S. theater/amphitheater tour that aims to give concertgoers an affordable ti ...

  12. Creed To Reunite For Tour, Album

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Creed has announced all four of the original band members - Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall - will reunite for a summer tour and new album. The tour, the band's first in seven years, begins Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh. ...

  13. Century Media Extends EMI Deal Down Under

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock and metal specialist Century Media has extended its international distribution arrangement with EMI Music with an exclusive deal covering Australasia. Stomp previously distributed Century Media's product in the region. EMI has distr ...

  14. Slipknot Up For Three Metal Hammer Awards

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot and Swedish metal band Amon Amarth have both been nominated for three awards at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2009. Both acts are nominated in the best international band and the 'Shredder' guitarist categories; Slipknot is also ...

  15. TKO Acquire Vital Agency

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based booking agency The Kirby Organization (TKO) has acquired the roster and assets of rock-focused indie booking firm the Vital Agency, effective immediately. Vital's roster includes such acts as VersaEmerge, Mychildren Mybride ...

  16. Metallica, Run-DMC Get Rock Hall of Fame Induction

    April 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, whose monstrous sound continues to assault the senses and push heavy metal to its limits, headlined a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night that felt much more like a concert than an awards show. For the first tim ...

  17. Sonisphere Fest Launches Deposit Scheme

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New rock festival Sonisphere has launched a deposit scheme for its U.K. event at Knebworth on Aug. 1 and 2. Metallica and Linkin Park will headline the 60,000-capacity festival. Organizers said they were inspired by the success of the Glastonbury ...

  18. Chris Cornell Added To Download Fest

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chris Cornell will make his solo artist debut at the U.K.'s Download Festival, having previously performed at the event with Audioslave. He is currently touring his "Scream" (Polydor) album, a more beats-driven set recorded with pro ...

  19. Mötley Crüe Unveils Crüe Fest 2 Lineup

    March 17, 2009 12:00 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 on Monday (March 16). The band will celebrate the 20 ...

  20. NiN, Anthrax Added To U.K.'s Sonisphere Bill

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails and Anthrax have been added to the inaugural bill for U.K. rock/metal festival, Sonisphere, being held Aug. 1-2 in the grounds of Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, England. Metallica, Linkin Park and Alice in Chains are among the a ...

  21. Lollapalooza Taps Kings Of Leon, Jane's Addiction

    March 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon will be among the headliners of this year's Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits festivals, Billboard sources have confirmed. Depeche Mode, the Beastie Boys and Jane's Addiction are also playing Lollapalooza, which takes pla ...

  22. Mötley Crüe To Reprise Summer Festival

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will reprise their multi-act summer hard rock tour again this year with Crüe Fest 2: The White Trash Circus. The Live Nation-produced tour begins July 19 in Camden, N.J., and run through September 5 in Darien Lake, N.Y. Full tour detai ...

  23. Alice In Chains Signs Up To Sonisphere

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST New touring rock festival Sonisphere has added Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Machine Head as exclusive additions to its line-up for Knebworth House in the U.K. in August. Sonisphere runs from June 20 to Aug. 2, hitting venues in Holland, ...

  24. Limp Bizkit Added To Download Line-Up

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Reformed rap-rock outfit Limp Bizkit has been added to the U.K. Download Festival bill, along with Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Trivium. Limp Bizkit, who announced they were reforming with their original line-up yesterday (Feb. 12), will be playing ...

  25. Slipknot Headlines Download Fest

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Slipknot has been confirmed as one of the headliners for the U.K.'s Download Festival at Donington Park, Derby with dance-rock crossover act the Prodigy, Korn and Mötley Crüe also booked to appear. The three-day rock festival will be held on ...

  26. Promoters Clash Over Rival Rock Fests

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The launch of a new global touring festival, Sonisphere, headlined by Metallica, has provoked a war of words between promoter Stuart Galbraith and his former employer Live Nation U.K., which operates the rival Download festival. Sonisphere was unv ...

  27. Slayer, Manson, Bullet Anchor Second Rockstar Fest

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tour founders/producers Kevin Lyman and John Reese will reprise their Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, with headliners Marilyn Manson and Slayer topping a main stage bill that also includes Bullet For My Valentine and another act to TBA. Pro ...

  28. Slipknot Readies Tour, Taylor Plots Solo Album

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Slipknot prepares to hit the road for tours celebrating the 10th anniversary of the masked Iowa group's first album, frontman Corey Taylor is making plans to record his first solo album rather than go back to his other band, Stone Sour, at ...

  29. ADA Nordic Partners With Nuclear Blast

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Nordic arm of Warner Music Group's Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) has partnered with independent metal label Nuclear Blast on an exclusive distribution agreement. ADA Nordic, part of Warner Music Nordic, launched last month and p ...

  30. Five Tips On How To Respond To An Album Leak

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST When an album leaks online before it arrives in stores, it can be a real punch in the gut. New releases from Guns N' Roses, Metallica and AC/DC have all found their way onto peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks weeks before their release, ...

  31. Warner Music Canada Locks In Merch Deal

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Canada has inked a deal with music merchandising company Philcos Enterpriser Ltd. that will see it offer sales, manufacturing and distribution for a variety of clothing and other items relating to the record label's artists. The ...

  32. Creed Hammering Out Reunion Details

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last month, Creed is hammering out details for a lucrative 2009 reunion tour, sources tell Billboard. The Scott Stapp-led group, which was one of the top sellers of the past decade, has not performed since a rancorous split in ...

  33. Motley Crue Gears Up For North American Tour

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will follow up this past summer's Crüe Fest amphitheater tour with a North American arena trek, beginning Feb. 2, 2009, at Cox Arena in San Diego and wrapping March 18 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. Alon ...

  34. Deftones Bassist In Coma After Car Crash

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is in a coma after being involved in a car accident Monday in Santa Clara, Calif., according to the Sacramento Bee. Frontman Chino Moreno confirmed Cheng's condition but declined to give further details. "I don ...

  35. Pink Knocks Katy Perry Off Eurochart No. 1

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica records a sixth week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal), matching the achievement of its 2003 predecessor "St. Anger." But Katy Perry's ten-week run at N ...

  36. Scars On Broadway Cancels North American Tour

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Scars on Broadway has canceled its upcoming North American tour, which was scheduled to visit nearly 30 cities beginning Oct. 19 at the Masquerade in Atlanta. In a message posted yesterday (Oct. 7) to the band's Web site , Scars on B ...

  37. Metallica's 'Magnetic' Holds Steady Atop Euro Albums Chart

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica and Katy Perry retain their crowns on Billboard's pan-European sales charts for another week. "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) leads European Top 100 Albums for a third time and "I Kissed A Girl" (Virgin/EMI) ...

  38. Metallica Scores Fifth Straight No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In just a three-day sales window, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Warner Bros.) sold nearly half a million copies and tops The Billboard 200. The band's first studio album since 2003 moved 490,000 copies, according to Nielsen Sou ...

  39. Name-Change For Japanese Visual-kei Band Versailles

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Japanese visual-kei indie band Versailles has been forced to change its name to Versailles Philharmonic Quintet. The move came after American female artist Diana St. Hilaire, who uses the artist name Versailles, registered it as a trademark in the ...

  40. Metallica Opens At No. 1 Just Shy Of 500K

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In just a three-day sales window, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" skates close to the half million mark and will lead The Billboard 200 when Nielsen SoundScan releases its charts tomorrow morning (Sept. 17). The band's first studi ...

  41. Metallica Poised For No. 1 Debut

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A title missing from last week's Nielsen SoundScan Building charts is destined to be the next No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as Metallica's new "Death Magnetic" has a shot at half million opener. The band's first album throug ...

  42. Metallica Leak Spurs Early Release

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Retailers in the United Kingdom have been selling Metallica's highly anticipated new album, "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo) ahead of its official release today, it has emerged. The label made the decision to allow early physical sales af ...

  43. All That Remains Links With Video Game League

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Major League Gaming, the professional video game league, will give away online "Chiron," the first single from metal act All That Remains on Tuesday (Sept. 9), one week before the group's fourth studio album, "Overcome," i ...

  44. Metallica Goes Paperless In U.K.

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica has become the first act to use Ticketmaster's ground-breaking paperless ticketing system in Europe. The system, introduced commercially in the United States with Tom Waits' U.S. theater tour earlier this year, makes its Europe ...

  45. 30 Seconds To Mars Wins Two Kerrang! Awards

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Seconds To Mars won two Kerrang! awards at the U.K. rock weekly's annual awards ceremony in London. The Los Angeles band, fronted by actor Jared Leto, turned up tonight (Aug. 21) to collect awards for best single for "From Yesterday&q ...

  46. Slipknot Cancels Euro Dates

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot has cancelled its European dates for this month after drummer Joey Jordison broke his ankle. He has been advised to stay off his leg for four to six weeks to prevent further injury. The band was due to play Reading and Leeds festivals thi ...

  47. Metallica To Launch Berlin O2 World

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica is to play two budget-priced shows in London and Berlin to launch its album "Death Magnetic," including the opening show at the new 17,000-capacity O2 World arena in Berlin. Tickets will be available to registered users of the ...

  48. Ozzfest 2008 Grosses $3.5 Million

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzfest 2008, with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as headliners, grossed nearly $3.5 million and drew close to 30,000 people to Dallas' Pizza Hut Park, according to producers Sharon Osbourne and AEG Live. Sponsored by Affliction Clothing, this y ...

  49. Slipknot Gets Closer to HMV Discovery Site

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot is to preview its new album "All Hope Is Gone" (Roadrunner Records) on HMV's social discovery site www.getcloser.com, which allows users to discover, rate and share information on their favorite music and movies. The U.K. e ...

  50. Metallica Outlines North American Tour Plans

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica will begin an extensive fall/winter arena tour Oct. 21 in Glendale, Ariz., in support of its new album, "Death Magnetic." The Sword will open all dates, with Lamb Of God, Down and Machine Head joining the bill on separate legs. ...

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