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  1. Kaiser Chiefs' New Album Fan Created, Promoted and Sold at a Profit

    June 03, 2011 9:30 AM EDT U.K. guitar group Kaiser Chiefs is taking an innovative approach to the release of its new studio album, "The Future is Medieval" (Fiction/B-Unique Records), by allowing fans to choose their own track listing and album artwork. From toda ...

  2. Qtrax CEO Allan Klepfisz Says Company Has Licenses With Three Majors

    March 17, 2011 5:07 PM EDT Qtrax music service CEO Allan Klepfisz told Billboard.biz today that the company now has deals with three major labels. He declined to identify which ones, but it seems that Warner Music Group is the lone holdout. Billboard has been told EMI has a ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. SXSW Day 3: Metallica, Twitter Flood, Branding Hits And More

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica was the talk at South By Southwest on Friday, the event's third full day. The headbanging titans rolled into town to chat up their upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game and also to play a show at Stubb's which had fans lined up ...

  5. Metallica, Pearl Jam Get Their Games On

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Metallica has finally confirmed "the worst-kept secret in rock'n'roll" and unveiled details of the upcoming "Guitar Hero" game devoted to the band. According to Metallica's Web site, the game "allows you to ...

  6. 'Death' Has Arrived: Metallica Nets Fifth No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 490,000 -- after only three full days of sales. The set -- the band's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 -- was released last Fri ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Metallica, iTunes Strike Deal

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band ends holdout, catalog available on music store. After a long-running holdout from digital distribution services that allow users to purchase individual songs, Metallica has finally made its catalog available online in North America via an exc ...

  10. Q&A: JAMES HETFIELD & BILL SILVA

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's 9 a.m. and James Hetfield is on his way to the recording studio where his band, Metallica, is working with producer Rick Rubin on a new album. Five years ago, Hetfield would not have been awake o It's 9 a.m. and James Hetfield is on ...