Heavy metal

  1. Linkin Park Confirm Post-Olympics China Shows

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park is to return to China for two concerts, Ticketmaster's Shanghai office confirms. The act will perform on Oct. 12 at the 80,000-seat Shanghai Stadium and Oct 19. at the 72,000-seat Beijing Workers' Stadium as part of their Mus ...

  2. New Metallica Album To Arrive On A Friday

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide off-cycle on Friday Sept. 12 via Warner Bros. No reason was given for the switch from a traditional Monday/Tuesday release; ...

  3. Mötley Crüe, Guitar Center Launch Band Search

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mötley Crüe is set to launch a talent competition to find the next big thing. Today the band will hold a press conference in Hollywood to announce a partnership with Guitar Center, the music equipment retailer, to find what it hopes will be the ne ...

  4. Ozzy, Def Leppard, Led Zeppelin Get Classic Rock Nods

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran Alice Cooper revealed the nominations for the 2008 Classic Rock Roll of Honor in London earlier today. It was also announced that Ozzy Osbourne will be this year's recipient of the Living Legend award. Previous winners include Ji ...

  5. 30 Seconds To Mars Land 4 Kerrang! Noms

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Actor Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds To Mars are battling with U.K. rock act Bullet For My Valentine in the Kerrang! Awards, with both groups securing four nominations. The two bands will go head to head in two categories including best single, ...

  6. Mötley Crüe Pacts With Deep Rock Drive.com

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mötley Crüe has partnered with Deeprockdrive.com , an online concert venue, to show their upcoming performance at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The hard rock band is currently on the Crüe Fest, a nationwide tour with Buckcherry, Papa Roach ...

  7. Building The Band: Scars On Broadway

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT During a recent European tour to promote its self-titled debut, due July 29 via Interscope, Scars on Broadway guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian was pleasantly surprised by the reaction he saw from concertgoers. "These fans are singing every s ...

  8. Underoath Gets 'Lost In Sound' On New Album

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Underoath will release its fourth studio album, "Lost in the Sound of Separation," on Sept. 2 via Seattle-based independent label Tooth & Nail/Solid State. The rock act will support the forthcoming set with a busy international touri ...

  9. Slipknot: Chaos Theory

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was 1999, and his label had convinced Ozzfest organizers to put its newly signed band, Slipknot, on the festival's second stage. Curious to see the band in a ...

  10. OurStage Aims To Connect Bands With Talent Buyers

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT OurStage.com has launched a new online tool to help up-and-coming acts book concerts, while allowing music venue talent buyers to browse for new talent on the road. The Web site’s new Marketplace tool allows bands to sign up for a free electronic ...

  11. Linkin Park, No Doubt, NIN Onboard With Ding

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Freeze Artist Management has launched a new merchandising product dubbed Ding, a custom-fitted, device-specific decal featuring a wide range of bands. The decals can be applied and removed to more than 100 products - including cell phones, gaming ...

  12. Rockstar, AM/PM Back Mayhem Trek

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rockstar, the energy drink maker, is teaming with convenience store chain AM/PM to promote the upcoming Mayhem tour. Rockstar, which already sponsors a winter music festival in the form of the Taste of Chaos and the Alternative Press tour during t ...

  13. Koch Artists To Get 'Skinned'

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records artists -- including Foxy Brown, In Flames and Otep -- will soon be promoted through a line of vinyl protective skins for iPods, phones and laptops after the label signed a deal with MusicSkins LLC. MusicSkins LCC aims for their produ ...

  14. Galbraith On Board With Bloodstock

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British promoter and festival organizer Stuart Galbraith, founder of Kilimanjaro Live, has joined the board of the U.K.'s Bloodstock Open Air metal festival. Galbraith rose to the top of the game in Britain, where he has served as managing di ...

  15. No Fear Music Tour Reveals Lineup

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock acts Bullet For My Valentine and Bleeding Through will headline clubs and mid-sized venues this summer as part of the No Fear Music Tour, which begins July 14 at the Rave in Milwaukee and wraps in September. Appearing on select dates of the s ...

  16. Metallica Tour To Begin In October

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour in October. "That was the first show of th ...

  17. Ozzy, Metallica Join One-Off Ozzfest

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and Shadows Fall, among others, are scheduled to appear at this year's one-off Ozzfest, to be held Aug. 9 at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas. Other main stage acts o ...

  18. Taylor: New Slipknot Album Will 'Rip Your Face Off'

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nearly four years have passed since the release of Slipknot's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses." But members of the masked metal act have little doubt that its as-yet-untitled fourth studio effort, tentatively due Aug. 12 via Roadrun ...

  19. Metallica Offers Fans Inside Look At New Album

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica is letting fans listen in to the recording sessions for its next album, currently in progress, via the newly launched Mission: Metallica . The site will stream writing/recording sessions, riffs and excerpts from the new album and offer c ...

  20. Kobalt On Fire With In Flames Deal

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has reached an exclusive agreement to administer the works of influential Swedish metal band In Flames, and its publishing company. The worldwide pact with the Gothenburg group's services company, Whoracle Publishing, cover ...

  21. Korn Calls On Fans

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nu-metal rockers Korn and French game publisher Ubisoft's upcoming video game Haze are asking fans to submit videos expressing how Korn has changed their life. Users will be able to use Korn's song "Haze", which was written for ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Judas Priest Leads Summer 'Metal Masters' Tour

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Judas Priest will lead the bill for the first "Metal Masters" tour this summer, which will also feature Heaven & Hell, Motorhead and Testament. The Live Nation-sponsored trek begins Aug. 6 in Camden, N.J. "We insisted on a class ...

  24. A Reason To Believe: Record Store Day

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As April 19 approaches, "Record Store Day" continues to gain momentum, with everyone from Metallica to the governor of Maine onboard to support the promotional vehicle. On that day, record stores across the United States will give out fr ...

  25. Motley Crue Roars Back With New Album, Tour

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its first studio album with its original members in more than a decade, Motley Crue will embark on a 40-plus-city North American amphitheater tour, beginning July 1 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., and wrapping Au ...

  26. Ozzy, Judas Priest, Tankian Set For Monsters Of Rock

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Serj Tankian, Hatebreed, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Shadows Fall and Testament, among others, will perform as part of the Ozzy Osbourne Presents The Monsters of Rock festival, to be held July 26 at McMahon Stadium in C ...

  27. The Billboard Q&A: Megadeth's Dave Mustaine

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After spending the past two months touring Europe and the United Kingdom, the third annual traveling heavy metal festival Gigantour launches Stateside tomorrow (April 12) at the Fillmore in Denver. The 29-date trek -- featuring Megadeth, In Flames ...

  28. Hatebreed Inks With Koch

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hardcore act Hatebreed has signed a deal with Koch Records. Under the terms of the deal, Koch will be the worldwide distributor of a live DVD, a live album, and record of covers. Hatebreed's first release via KOCH will be the live DVD, shot a ...

  29. Prince To Headline Second Night Of Coachella

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Prince will make what is believed to be his first U.S. festival appearance ever at Coachella later this month. Organizers confirmed today that the artist will headline the Saturday (April 26) lineup, joining previously announced headliners Jack Jo ...

  30. Nominations Revealed For Golden Gods

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Finnish metal veterans Children of Bodom, U.S. rockers Avenged Sevenfold and Welsh metalcore act Bullet For My Valentine are among the double-nominees for Metal Hammer magazine's sixth annual Golden God Awards, June 16 at the O2 in London. Ch ...

  31. Reunited X Japan Confirm U.S., Europe Dates

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Visual-kei band X Japan, fresh from three triumphant reunion shows this past weekend at the 50,000-capacity Tokyo Dome, have announced their first-ever overseas shows. At an April 3 press conference in Tokyo the group said they will play a gig at ...

  32. Ross Zooms By 'NOW,' Snoop To Debut At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miami rapper Rick Ross scores his second straight chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Trilla" (Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam) debuts at No. 1. The set sold 198,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, an improvement over ...

  33. Metallica Plans Appearance For 'Record Store Day'

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As part of the upcoming "Record Store Day" (April 19) Metallica will do its first in-store appearance in nearly a decade. The band will participate in an in-store signing and fan meet and greet at Rasputin Music's Mountain View stor ...

  34. Hair-Metal Mania Strikes Again At Rocklahoma

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST This year's second annual Rocklahoma will feature performances from Warrant (featuring Jani Lane), Bret Michaels, LA Guns (featuring Tracii Guns), Enuff Z Nuff, Cinderella, Night Ranger and Tesla, among many others. The '80s hair metal-t ...

  35. Sevendust Pulls Summer 'Mayhem' Tour Dates

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rock act Sevendust has pulled out of this summer's inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, citing scheduling conflicts, according to a blog posting on the band's MySpace page . "Due to changes in Sevendust's touring schedule, th ...

  36. Caroline Distribution Renews Deal With Century Family

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Caroline Distribution announced that it has renewed its deal with the Century Family, Inc., which is the parent company of Century Media Records, as well as the marketing and distribution home to Nuclear Blast America. Century Media Records was fo ...

  37. Founding P.O.D. Member Re-Joins For 'Angelic' Effort

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST After parting ways with P.O.D. four years ago, original guitarist Marcos Curiel has reunited with the San Diego-based rock act for its next release, "When Angels & Serpents Dance," due April 8 via INO/Columbia. "I'm excited ...

  38. System Of A Down's Odadjian To Launch Label, Social Site

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST System of a Down's Shavo Odadjian on Thursday will unveil a combination record label, social network and online music service called urSESSION.com. Hosts of the syndicated radio program "Wake Up Show" Sway and King Tech are also inv ...

  39. Summer 'Mayhem' Tour Hitting 30 Amphitheatres

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, with Slipknot and Disturbed topping the bill (Billboard.biz, Jan. 10), will play 30 Live Nation amphitheaters in North America during July and August. Rockstar Mayhem is produced by Warped founder Kevin Lyman, his ...

  40. Legendary Japanese Rockers Reform

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Legendary Japanese "visual-kei" band X Japan will play two reunion gigs at Tokyo Dome March 28 and 30, the band’s drummer/leader Yoshiki announced Jan. 19. In 1992, X Japan became the first Japanese band to sell out the 50,000-seat Dome. ...

  41. Marilyn Manson Countersues Ex-Bandmate

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Marilyn Manson has struck back against a former bandmate by countersuing for breach of contract. The rocker claimed in court papers filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that keyboardist Stephen Bier did not carry out obligations to take p ...

  42. Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour Set

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2008 Rockstar Taste of Chaos festival tour will feature performances by Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Blessthefall and Idiot Pilot, along with sets by Japanese rock bands D'espairsRay, Mucc and the Underneath. The 4t ...

  43. Quiet Riot Singer Kevin DuBrow Dies

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Longtime Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow was reportedly found dead at his Las Vegas home yesterday (Nov. 25). The cause of death is currently uncertain. He was 52. DuBrow formed Quiet Riot with guitarist Randy Rhoads in 1975. Along with Van Halen, ...

  44. Killing Joke's Raven Dies

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Raven, bass player with influential British post punk group Killing Joke, died in his sleep during the early hours of Saturday morning, at the age of just 46. He was in Geneva, Switzerland, where he had been recording. Born Jan. 16, 1961 in W ...

  45. Metallica's Hammett Teams With Randall Amps

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has teamed with Randall Amplifiers to help design a line of signature products including amps, heads, combos and preamp modules. "Old-school tones and new-school technology attracted me to the potential that R ...

  46. Vans Warped Tour 2007 Grosses $18.6M

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2007 Vans Warped tour grossed about $18.6 million and sold 622,467 tickets to 45 shows, according to tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman, president of 4fini Productions. The 13th edition of the Warped tour wrapped Aug. 25 at the Home Depot C ...

  47. Super D Inks Exclusive Label Deals

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Super D, which last month beefed up its indie distribution operation with the hiring of Tim Hinsley as GM, has been moving to enhance its label roster. The Irvine, Calif.-based company has signed three labels for exclusive U.S. distribution: Honol ...

  48. Lewis To Resume Trek

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is set to resume his solo tour July 27 at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, S.D. The current leg of the trek, entitled "Have Guitar, Will Travel II," has 18 dates scheduled. Performances thus far have fe ...

  49. Ozzfest To Release Additional Free Tickets

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Metal fans who missed out on nabbing tickets to this summer's free Ozzfest will get another chance to score tickets. Organizers have announced that additional tickets will be given away for the tour's 21 remaining dates. Last month, &quo ...

  50. Linkin Park, Local Stars Kickstart Live Earth Japan

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Every July 7, the people of Japan celebrate Tanabata, or the Star Festival, making it an auspicious date for the two local star-studded Live Earth climate change concerts. An estimated 12,000 people at the Makuhari Messe venue in Chiba Prefecture, ...

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