Mastodon

  1. Pat Egan of Relapse Records Dies

    February 19, 2013 4:50 PM EST Pat Egan of Relapse Records, a longtime veteran of the heavy metal music business, passed over the weekend. The director of retail sales and marketing for the metal indie had been hospitalized due to complications from pneumonia.   In social me ...

  2. Dave Grohl to Direct and Produce 'Sound City' Documentary

    May 01, 2012 7:42 PM EDT Sound City's visual legacy is in good hands. Dave Grohl will direct and produce "Sound City," a documentary about the historic San Fernando Valley recording studio, and he knows a thing or two about it: Nirvana made its watershed al ...

  3. Record Store Day 2012: Useful Apps, In-Store Performances, More

    April 18, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Record Store Day is right around the corner (this Saturday April 21, but you already knew that), so here's a few updates and miscellaneous pieces of information that will help you manage your weekend and make it as enjoyable as possible. Reco ...

  4. Backbeat: Dave Navarro, Members of Weezer, Slayer, Slipknot Rock L.A. Charity Event @ Avalon

    December 05, 2011 7:45 AM EST Left to right: Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Keith Emerson; manager Andy Gould (Rob Zombie, Pantera, Linkin Park, Guns N' Roses, Morrissey); Pinnacle Entertainment's John Dittmar; Nico Network Marketing & Events founder Nico Golf ...

  5. J. Cole Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 05, 2011 10:50 AM EDT Just one week after 85-year-old Tony Bennett grabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Duets II," another artist nets his first No. 1 -- but he's a little younger. Rapper J. Cole , 26, bows in the No. 1 slot with " ...

  6. James Morrison, Sak Noel's 'Loca People' Top U.K. Charts; Three Pink Floyd Albums Make Survey

    October 03, 2011 7:46 AM EDT Sak Noel - Loca People (Official Video) by M6clips British singer-songwriter James Morrison made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from three releases on Sunday (2) as "The Awakening" (Universal Island) debuted at the top of the new chart. Spanis ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Early Grammy Winners: Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, 'Slumdog Millionaire'

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Keith Urban were among the winners who picked up early awards Sunday during the Grammy pre-telecast from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. “This is my first Grammy, you guys!” said a breathless Taylor Swift as she a ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A., Cake Ready For Street Scene

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, the Dead Weather and Cake lead the lineup for the 2009 Street Scene festival, to be held Aug. 28-29 in downtown San Diego. The festival will be set up in San Diego's East Villag ...

  11. 'Hannah Montana' And 'Now 30' Building Big

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart will find a pair of albums perhaps vying for the top slot. Both Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack and the "Now 30" compilation (UMe) are on track to start wi ...

  12. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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. ...

  15. RED Picks Up Relapse Records

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mastodon, High on Fire among catalog acts. Philadelphia-based rock label Relapse Records has signed with RED Distribution. The exclusive distribution agreement will be effective Jan. 1, 2006, and includes Relapse's catalog and future releases ...

  16. Slayer Signs On For Jagermeister Fall Outing

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slayer will headline the fall Jagermeister tour, which begins Oct. 29 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Mo., and wraps Dec. 17 at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. Slayer previously Slayer will headline the fall Jagermeister tour ...