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  1. Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Somber But Celebratory Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:46 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darre ...

  2. Tim Carr’s Family Addresses Unclear Circumstances Surrounding His Death

    April 13, 2013 6:39 PM EDT The family of Tim Carr, the former Capitol, Warner Bros. and Dreamworks A&R exec who died under unclear circumstances in Thailand earlier this week, has written about his death and granted Billboard.biz permission to publish it here. They ...

  3. Mike Gitter Joins Razor & Tie A&R

    September 04, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Razor & Tie today announced that Mike Gitter has joined its A&R team. Gitter, who has worked in A&R for labels that include Roadrunner and Atlantic Records and is based out of Los Angeles, will work closely with Razor & Tie's ...

  4. Geoff Tate Announces 'The New Queensryche' With Ratt, Quiet Riot Members

    September 04, 2012 11:35 AM EDT Geoff Tate seemed to be working for the weekend during the Labor Day holiday. On Sept. 1 the singer -- who was fired from progressive rock band Queensryche, which he fronted for 30 years, in June -- announced the lineup of "the new Queensrych ...

  5. Backbeat: Adrenaline Mob Invades NYC, Performs Debut Album In Its Entirety

    March 20, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Elm City Music act Adrenaline Mob can count itself among the last bands who will have played New York's Hiro Ballroom , which closes March 31. The metal supergroup threw the CD release party for debut album Omertá at the venue on March 12, th ...

  6. The National Association of Music Merchants Show Attracts Metal Luminaries, Newfound Kinship

    January 23, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show saw 95,709 registered attendees checking out 1,441 exhibitors, educational seminars, jam sessions and artist signings over four days in Anaheim, California. The turnout was up from 90,11 ...

  7. Exclusive: The End Records To Rerelease Music For Nations Catalog

    December 05, 2011 3:30 PM EST Alt-metal label The End Records has secured a deal for over 50 titles from seminal, now-defunct Music For Nations label, Billboard.biz has learned. The catalog, which includes releases from artists like Cradle of Filth and Godflesh, dropped digita ...

  8. Lady Gaga Donates $13,000 to Charity in Little Kids Rock Event

    October 21, 2011 6:22 PM EDT At Thursday night's Little Kids Rock benefit at New York's Edison Ballroom, surprise guest Lady Gaga paid tribute to collaborator and friend Clarence Clemons and accepted the Big Man of the Year award for her contributions to music educa ...

  9. Metallica To Play First-Ever Gig In India For F1 Grand Prix Concert

    September 20, 2011 7:00 AM EDT F1 Rocks CEO Robert Montague and Metallica. The tradition-steeped elegance of India's Bollywood music and the rough, rattle and roll of heavy metal might make them apparent incompatible genres, but Metallica are set to disprove that conceptio ...

  10. DA: Worker Stole $421,000 From Roadrunner Records

    June 17, 2011 7:28 PM EDT New York City prosecutors say a former payroll manager embezzled about $421,000 at a record label that features rock artists ranging from Megadeth to the Steve Miller Band. Sharanda Houser on Friday pleaded not guilty to grand larceny and falsifyi ...

  11. How Rock Music is Saving Book Publishing

    April 25, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Billy Joel aside, the sudden surge in memoirs is bringing boomers to bookstores. From Keith Richards' assertion that he really did snort his father's ashes to Sammy Hagar's revelation that he's been abducted by aliens, out-ther ...

  12. Daft Punk's Ferrari, Katy Perry's Trampoline, Beatles Bicycle Added To EMI Japan Earthquake-Relief Auction

    April 11, 2011 3:34 PM EDT Katy Perry, the Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family's charity auction to raise funds to help the ...

  13. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  14. What You Didn't Know About Live Nation's Growth in 2010

    March 07, 2011 6:30 AM EST In addition to its merger with Ticketmaster in January 2010 , Live Nation Entertainment aggressively expanded its footprint through 14 other deals last year, according to details listed in the company's 2010 annual report . Not all of the dea ...

  15. Avril, Taylor and, of Course, Slayer On This Week's Social 50 Chart

    February 03, 2011 11:07 AM EST Among the big shake-ups on the Social 50 chart this week: Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift vault into the top 10 while Slayer debuts straight in at No. 18. Lavigne zips 21-8, marking her first visit to the top tier, seemingly
basking in the glo ...

  16. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett On Metallica's 'Big 4' Concert

    January 26, 2011 5:55 PM EST Metallica Leads The Big 4 Having conquered indie rock with Coachella (April 15-17) and country with Stagecoach (April 30-May 1) at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., Goldenvoice will take on metal with the Big 4, featuring Metallica, Anthra ...

  17. BACKBEAT: Here's What You Missed on Day 1 of Billboard's Touring Conference and Awards

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards , presented by ShowClix and in association with Music Networx, is taking place in NYC on November 3rd and 4th. This two-day event features informative panels, controversial discussions, inva ...

  18. BACKBEAT: Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax Rock Nassau Coliseum

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Three of the famed “Big Four” ’80s thrash metal acts entertained fans young and old at New York’s Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 8. Metal legends Slayer and Megadeth along with special guest Anthrax celebrated the halfway point of their Jägermeister Musi ...

  19. Sonisphere Festivals Draw More Than 700,000

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonisphere Festival, which visited 11 countries across Europe this summer, had a total attendance of more than 700,000 across 19 dates, according to the organizers. The rock festival benefited from a line-up that included the big four of metal - M ...

  20. Metallica Heading To Cinemas

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal's 'Big Four' will be heading to international cinema screens when the bands - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax - all perform on the same bill for the first time. The performances from the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia ...

  21. AC/DC To Headline U.K.'s Download Fest

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act AC/DC is to headline this year's edition of U.K. metal/rock festival Download. Other acts confirmed for the three-day festival, which takes place at the Donington Park motor racing circuit June 11-13, include Them Crooked Vul ...

  22. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax To Tour Together

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal's Big Four -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax -- will ride together in 2010. In Europe, at least. After weeks of rumors, the four bands have announced they'll take part in the traveling Sonisphere festival, starting J ...

  23. Jay-Z Still Reigns On Billboard 200

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z remains in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with his new album "The Blueprint 3" shifting 298,000 copies (down 37%) in its second week. The set bowed atop the list last week with 476,000. Traditionally, No. 1-debut ...

  24. Jay-Z Still Reigns On Billboard 200; Muse And Kid Cudi Bow High

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 298,000 in its second week on the list, down just 37% . . . Whitney Houston's "I Look to You" surges to No. 2 with an "Oprah Winfrey Show&qu ...

  25. Mountain, Foreigner Manager Prager Dies

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bud Prager, a longtime label executive and manager who fostered the rock bands Mountain, Foreigner and Damn Yankees, died Dec. 22 of esophageal cancer at his home in Montauk, N.Y. He was 79. In the 1960s, the native New Yorker formed independent l ...

  26. Linkin Park's 'Minutes' Clocks In At No. 1

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park earns the year's best sales week as its "Minutes to Midnight" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 623,000. The set sold a whopping 84,000 digital downloads -- the biggest week ever for a digital album ... The album i ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...