Heavy metal

  1. Ministry Enters Joint-Venture With Megaforce

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Industrial vets launch 13th Planet Records. Ministry leader Al Jourgensen has launched 13th Planet Records and will release upcoming Ministry and Revolting Cocks albums via the label’s joint-venture with Megaforice/MRI. Jourgensen also intends to ...

  2. Storch Joins Agency Group

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spent past three-plus years with Face the Music. Nick Storch has joined the Agency Group as an agent in TAG’s New York office. Storch has spent the past three-plus years as a hard rock agent for Face the Music booking. He brings with him a client ...

  3. Crue Tour To Continue Despite Neil Injury

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Make-up Atlanta date to be announced. Contrary to reports that he broke his leg, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil suffered a partial tear of a calf muscle five songs into a show Friday in Atlanta, according to the band's official Web site. The s ...

  4. Korn Signs With Virgin

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Korn has signed a new deal with Virgin that covers a recording deal and an integrated partnership with parent company EMI Music for touring, music publishing, merchandising and sponsorship. T Rock act Korn has signed a new deal with Virgi ...

  5. Voivod's 'Piggy' D'Amour Dies

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist was 45. Voivod guitarist Denis D'Amour, better known to fans as Piggy, died Friday (Aug. 26) at a Montreal hospital after a battle with colon cancer. He was 45. Although it was the group's futuristic lyrics on which fans most f ...

  6. Mantel Named Zomba Music Publishing Pres.

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Replaces Richard Blackstone who left in May. Attorney David Mantel has been named Zomba Music Publishing president for the U.S. He takes the reins from Richard Blackstone, who left the company in May to become chairman/CEO of Warner/Chappell Music ...

  7. Locobazooka Lineup Boasts Over 50 Bands

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event takes place Sept. 18 in Fitchburg, Mass. The lineup for the 14th Locobazooka! United We Rock! Music and Arts Festival taking place September 18 in Fitchburg, Mass., boasts more than 50 bands including Disturbed, Dropkick Murphys, Life of Ago ...

  8. Limp Bizkit Insurer Denies Liability

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An insurance company that issued a policy for rock band Limp Bizkit is asking a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to rule it has no liability for any damages awarded as the result of a teenage fan's de LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An insurance company ...

  9. Clear Channel To Produce Download Festival

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT UK version drew 150,000 in London this year. Clear Channel Entertainment will produce a U.S. version of its successful U.K. event, Download Festival. The first U.S. Download Festival is set for Oct. 8 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Ca ...

  10. 3 Doors Down, Shinedown Prep Fall Tour

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Doors Down will follow up their summer shed tour with Staind, Breaking Benjamin and No Address with a fall arena run with Shinedown, sources tell Billboard.biz. 3 Doors Down will follow up their summer shed tour with Staind, Breaking Benjamin an ...

  11. Mötley Crüe Sues NBC

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Mötley Crüe filed suit May 24 against NBC, arguing the network violated the group's free speech rights and hurt its concert and album sales. Mötley Crüe says its action is LOS ANGELES -- Rock act M ...

  12. Motley Crue Sues NBC

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims network hurt band's album sales. Rock act Motley Crue filed suit yesterday (May 24) against NBC, arguing the network violated the group's free speech rights and hurt its concert and album sales. Motley Crue say its action is ...

  13. Combat Records Poised For Re-Launch

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal label included Megadeth, Exodus. Heavy metal label included Megadeth, Exodus. News ...

  14. Combat Records Poised For Re-Launch

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records and Entertainment Services Unlimited are joining forces to re-launch Combat Records, the heavy metal label that was a first home for bands like Megadeth, Venom, Nuclear Assault, Exodus, P Koch Records and Entertainment Services Unlimi ...

  15. Mariah Bursts In With 404K

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mudvayne bows at No. 2 Mudvayne bows at No. 2 News ...

  16. On The Road

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine will launch a six-week festival tour in late July boasting two stages of music. Rad Ray Waddell's column. Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine will launch a six-week festival tour in late July boasting two stages of m ...

  17. Korn Vet Welch, Stephen Baldwin Form Label

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Korn member Brian "Head" Welch and actor Stephen Baldwin have formed Livin' It Records. The New York-based label, which is seeking distribution, aims to release Welch's solo debut album later t Former Korn member Brian & ...

  18. Megadeth Plans 'Gigantour' Fest

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dream Theater, Fear Factory, others on bill. Dream Theater, Fear Factory, others on bill. News ...

  19. Megadeth Plans 'Gigantour' Fest

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dream Theater, Fear Factory, others on bill. Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine will launch a six-week festival tour in late July. Joining Megadeth on the main stage for "Gigantour" will be Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan ...

  20. Utsick, 3-D Partner For Locobazooka

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hard-rock fest to expand, tour. Promoter Jack Utsick and Worldwide Entertainment Inc. have entered into a partnership with 3-D Entertainment Inc. to expand the Locobazooka! United We Rock! Music and Arts Festival. Held annually in Fitchburg, Mass. ...

  21. Handleman To Exclusively Handle Tommy Lee Set

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Handleman Co. says it has entered into an agreement to be the exclusive distributor of Tommy Lee's new solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," scheduled to be released in August. The deal marks the first t AUSTIN, Texas -- Handleman Co. ...

  22. Handleman To Exclusively Handle Tommy Lee Set

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Handleman Co. says it has entered into to be the exclusive distributor of Tommy Lee's new solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," scheduled to be released in August. The deal marks the first time Handleman Handleman Co. says it has enter ...

  23. Sabbath, Maiden On Board For Ozzfest

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The main-stage lineup for the 10th-anniversary Ozzfest will be Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall and Black Label Society, Billboard.biz has learned. The main-stage lineup for the 10th-anniversary Ozzfest will be Black Sab ...

  24. Legal Matters

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx wins his suit against Vans for falsely implying that he endorses the company's TNT skate shoes. Read Susan Butler's column. Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx wins his suit against Vans for fals ...

  25. Court Sticks Up For Sixx's Publicity Rights

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Mötley Crüe member Nikki Sixx more than $600,000 on Feb. 10 for misappropriation of his name and likeness. NEW YORK -- A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Mötley Crüe member Nikki S ...

  26. Mudvayne Ready To Roll

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Epic set due April 12. Hard rock quartet Mudvayne will tour in support of its Epic release "Lost and Found," due April 12. The band will embark on a seven-week headlining outling March 29 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, Mi ...

  27. On The Road

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Slipknot is in the midst of a very hot run through Canada on a package tour with Killswitch Engage and Unearth. Read Ray Waddell's column. Slipknot is in the midst of a very hot run through Canada on a package tour with Killswitch Engage and ...

  28. Bret Michaels Joins 'Nashville Star'

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Poison rocker to judge country series. Poison rocker to judge country series. News ...

  29. Crude Crue Triggers FCC Complaints

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission officials say they've received complaints about Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil's use of an expletive during the live New Year's Eve broadcast of "The Tonight Show With WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Holl ...

  30. Darrell Abbott Dies In Club Shooting

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Damageplan had just begun its second-to-last show on a 60-date tour when a gunman rushed the stage at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 9, killing guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott a NASHVILLE -- Damageplan had just beg ...

  31. Five Die In Club Shooting

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Damageplan had just begun its second-to-last show on a 60-date tour when a gunman rushed the stage at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, last night (Dec. 9), killing guitarist "Dimebag" Dar Damageplan had just begun its second ...

  32. Five Die In Club Shooting

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gunman rushes stage, "Dimebag" Darrell among dead. Damageplan had just begun its second-to-last show on a 60-date tour when a gunman rushed the stage at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, last night (Dec. 9), killing guitarist ...

  33. Slipknot Sets Subliminal Verses Tour

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Slipknot will headline a triple-threat hard-rock arena tour that includes Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall on the bill. Slipknot will headline a triple-threat hard-rock arena tour that includes Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall on the bill. The Subliminal ...

  34. Motley Crue Returning To The Road

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000731913">As expected</A>, Motley Crue's original lineup will reform for an extensive tour in 2005 As expected , Motle ...

  35. Fantasia

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Not what we had hoped for, but a testament to Fantasia's talent, nonetheless. Not what we had hoped for, but a testament to Fantasia's talent, nonetheless. News Fantasia ...

  36. The Indies

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Metal label Century Media raises its profile, thanks to an increased marketing spend for the latest album from Shadows Fall. Read Todd Martens' column. Metal label Century Media raises its profile, thanks to an increased marketing spend for t ...

  37. Taste Of Chaos Lineup Takes Shape

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST In addition to the Used, the lineup for the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000672668">inaugural Taste of Chaos tour</A> will include My Chem In addition to the Used, ...

  38. Century Ups Two

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Metal label promotes Sharp, Hosner. L.A.-based metal label Century Records has promoted VP of sales and distribution Brian Sharp to the newly created post of VP of internal operations. Andrew Hosner, who was manager of sales and distribution, has ...

  39. Scum Hits The Road

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eclipse act plans monthlong tour. Scum of the Earth, the new band of ex-Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs, is hitting the road on a U.S. tour supporting its Eclipse Records debut, "Blah ... Blah ... Blah ... Love Songs for the New Millennium." ...

  40. Motley Crue In Talks For Reunion

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Discussions are under way for a Motley Crue reunion tour featuring all four original band members, according to sources. Discussions are under way for a Motley Crue reunion tour featuring all four original band members, according to sources. If it ...

  41. MTV2 To Reprise Headbangers Ball Tour

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cradle Of Filth, Arch Enemy on board. Cradle Of Filth, Arch Enemy on board. News Arch Enemy ...

  42. MTV2 To Reprise Headbangers Ball Tour

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV2 is preparing to roll out a third Headbangers Ball tour, with a lineup of Cradle Of Filth, Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa. The tour begins Nov. 4 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N. MTV2 is preparing to roll out a third Headbang ...

  43. Lamb Of God Heading Back Out

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After playing the second stage on this summer's Ozzfest tour, Lamb Of God will hit the road again on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour with Fear Factory, Children Of Bodom and Throwdown. After playing the second stage on this summer's Ozzfest t ...

  44. Slayer Signs On For Jagermeister Fall Outing

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Killswitch Engage, Mastodon also on bill. Killswitch Engage, Mastodon also on bill. News ...

  45. Family Picnic Fares Well For Firm, CCE

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers plan to repeat tour next summer. The Firm and Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) will reprise their Family Picnic tour in summer 2005, possibly with more than twice as many shows as this year's inaugural jaunt. The 2004 Family Picni ...

  46. Tommy Lee, Vince Neil Ink Reality-Show Deals

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee and Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame are each set to star in reality shows. Tommy Lee and Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame are each set to star in reality shows. Lee has inked a deal with NBC for a still-untitled show that will follow him as ...

  47. Label Vets Form Management Co.

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avenged Sevenfold, Hot Water Music are clients. Avenged Sevenfold, Hot Water Music are clients. News ...

  48. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. LOS ANGELES -- The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purporte ...

  49. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

  50. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

Pages