Music of California

  1. Green Day Smashes Guitars, Storms Off Stage at IHeartRadio

    September 22, 2012 12:59 PM EDT Remains of the (Green) Day: Billie Joe Armstrong discards the neck of his guitar at iHeartRadio Music Festival (Getty Images) It seemed like things were running smoothly for the first night of the second annual IHeartRadio music festival in Las Ve ...

  2. Green Day: How the Year's Most Ambitious Project Came Together

    July 11, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Two hundred fifty people packed into the Tiki Bar in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2011, paying $20 a head the day before to see one of the world's biggest rock bands after an eight-month hiatus. That audience - al ...

  3. Exclusive: Green Day Documentaries To Coincide With New Album Trilogy

    July 09, 2012 8:33 PM EDT Two documentaries on Green Day are expected to complement the release of three albums between late September and the middle of January. Green Day Announces New Album Trilogy: First Disc Out In September Filmmakers Tim Lynch, a producer of "Gr ...

  4. Kyuss Live! Members 'Shocked' By Josh Homme's Lawsuit

    March 16, 2012 8:36 AM EDT Kyuss Lives!, the current reincarnation of seminal stoner rock band Kyuss, has responded to the lawsuit filed by former member Josh Homme, frontman of Queens of the Stone Age. Homme, who started QOTSA after the original 1995 breakup of Kyuss, file ...

  5. Metallica Announce (Surprisingly Indie-Centric) Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Gary Clark Jr.

    February 07, 2012 5:59 PM EST After decades spent headlining the biggest festivals around the world, Metallica will finally be headlining one that they can call their own. On June 23, the band will launch a two-day music and arts extravaganza at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N ...

  6. Lookout! Records Co-Founder Larry Livermore On Label's Shuttering

    January 19, 2012 9:30 AM EST Last week, Lookout! Records President Chris Appelgren announced on the label's website that the seminal Berkeley, Calif.-based punk rock label had completely closed shop. The label, which hasn't released any new material since 2005, will ...

  7. Green Day Signs On as New Face of John Varvatos

    January 12, 2012 7:00 PM EST It wasn't long ago that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was being booted from a Southwest flight for sagging pants and now, he's an official fashion model. The band has signed on to be the new face of John Varvatos' spring c ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. P.O.D. Files Lawsuit Against Record Label

    April 01, 2011 12:24 PM EDT Christian headbangers P.O.D. have filed suit against their record label, Tennessee-based INO Records, claiming that the company breached its contract by refusing to pay the band an advance for its next album. The suit, filed in Nashville, states t ...

  10. John Fogerty Signs With Paradigm Agency

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty has signed with Paradigm for representation in all categories, with Dan Weiner as responsible agent. Fogerty was previously signed to CAA. In addition to touring, Paradigm will represent Fogerty in his ende ...

  11. Rage Against the Machine, Michael Moore Lead Arizona Boycott

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha has enlisted dozens of musicians and activists to join the Sound Strike, an open call by artists to boycott the state of Arizona over its recently passed immigration law. The law passed by the ...

  12. Billboard 200 Movers & Shakers: Cypress Hill, Ratt, Luciano Pavarotti, 'American Idiot' and More

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While "Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with 98,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan, a number of other albums are making waves further down the list. Here's a snapsho ...

  13. Ash Cloud Grounds Metallica Tour But Show Goes On

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metallica braved long bus and boat rides — and bitter memories of a band member's death — to dodge the fallout of an Icelandic volcano and stick to its rigorous European tour schedule. Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told reporters in Vilnius, wh ...

  14. Scott Weiland Launches Clothes Line

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is the latest musician to branch into fashion with his men’s clothing line, Weiland for Enlgish Laundry. Weiland performed at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Sept. 9 to kick off the line ...

  15. Sublime To Reunite For Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sublime, the chart-topping Long Beach-based punk reggae group that split-up more than 13 years ago when its lead singer died of a drug overdose, will play its first official gig with a new vocalist as part of the Smokeout festival, to be held Oct. ...

  16. Motley Crue's Cruefest Going On Hiatus Until 2011

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a successful two-year start-up, Motley Crue's Crue Fest may take a year off in order to allow the band to record its next album. "We have about a month left (of this year's Crue Fest 2) and then we're going to be taking q ...

  17. EMI To Distribute Eleven Seven In Europe

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Eleven Seven Music Group announced an agreement with EMI Music in which EMI will provide Eleven Seven and its labels with digital and physical distribution, sales and marketing services in the United Kingdom and Europe. In addition, EMI will p ...

  18. Mötley Crüe Unveils Crüe Fest 2 Lineup

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mötley Crüe will be joined by Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and Charm City Devils on the Crüe Fest 2: The White Trash Circus tour, the band announced at a Fuse TV press conference on Monday (March 16). The band will celebrate the 20 ...

  19. Mötley Crüe To Reprise Summer Festival

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will reprise their multi-act summer hard rock tour again this year with Crüe Fest 2: The White Trash Circus. The Live Nation-produced tour begins July 19 in Camden, N.J., and run through September 5 in Darien Lake, N.Y. Full tour detai ...

  20. Five Tips On How To Respond To An Album Leak

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST When an album leaks online before it arrives in stores, it can be a real punch in the gut. New releases from Guns N' Roses, Metallica and AC/DC have all found their way onto peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks weeks before their release, ...

  21. Original Jane's Addiction Lineup To Play L.A.

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The original lineup of Jane's Addiction will perform for the second time this year tonight (Oct. 23) amid signs that the pioneering alternative rock band might solidify reunion plans after a 17-year hiatus. The group will play about 10 songs ...

  22. Maroon 5's Adam Levine Set to Release Line of Music Products

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Adam Levine, lead singer of modern rock act Maroon 5, will release a line of 22 music products in conjunction with instrument maker First Act. Dubbed "222 by First Act" the line includes electric and acoustic guitars, amps, music books, ...

  23. Rock The Bells To Make European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. The European trek launches Oct. 31 at the T-Mobile Arena in ...

  24. Metallica Goes Paperless In U.K.

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica has become the first act to use Ticketmaster's ground-breaking paperless ticketing system in Europe. The system, introduced commercially in the United States with Tom Waits' U.S. theater tour earlier this year, makes its Europe ...

  25. Les Claypool Scores 'Mushroom Men' Video Games

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Primus principal Les Claypool has written the original theme track and four other themes for the Nintendo Wii "Mushroom Men" video games, due this fall. This is the first game music for Claypool, who previously created the themes for TV& ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. MLB Links With Projekt Revolution

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Through an ongoing partnership with Major League Baseball Properties, some concertgoers attending the 2008 Projekt Revolution tour could walk away with access to exclusive, unreleased by tracks by Linkin Park and other acts on the 24-date summer t ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Projekt Revolution Tour Line-Up Unveiled

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, the Bravery and Ashes Divide (featuring A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel) will perform on the main stage of the 2008 Projekt Revolution tour, set to begin July 16 at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in B ...

  30. Maroon 5, Counting Crows Plot Summer Tour

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5 and Counting Crows are teaming for an extensive summer/fall tour, beginning July 25 in Virginia Beach, Va. Sara Bareilles has been tapped as the opener through Aug. 26, while Epic labelmate Augustana will support on the rest of the dates. ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. The Fixxers Turn To MySpace For New Release

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Fixxers, a rap duo comprised of DJ Quik and AMG, released their album, "Midnight Life," via MySpace last night. The pair was previously signed to a singles deal with Interscope Records for "Can U Werk Wit Dat" earlier this ...

  33. Spoon, UNKLE, Justice Amid First CMJ Confirmations

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spoon, UNKLE, Justice and Coheed & Cambria are among the first batch of confirmed acts for this year's CMJ Music Marathon, to be held Oct. 16-20 in New York. Diverse acts like the Brunettes, British Sea Power, Jesu, Mates Of State, Rodrid ...

  34. Universal Latino Signs JV With Psycho Realm Leader

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latino has signed a joint venture with Sick Jacken, aka Jack Gonzalez, leader of Los Angeles underground hip-hop group Psycho Realm. The new Rebel Music Group will market, promote and distribute urban music outside the commercial m ...

  35. Incubus, Fintage Strike Sub-Pub Pact

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alternative rockers Incubus has agreed to a deal which will enable financial services firm Fintage Music to sub-publish their most recent album "Light Grenades" for the world excluding North America. Fintage Music's CEO Niels Teves ...

  36. EMI Music Pub Ups McCarroll

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has promoted Dan McCarroll to senior VP and head of the east coast creative department. He was previously VP of the west coast office. McCarroll, who has already relocated from Los Angeles to New York City, will be responsible ...

  37. Maroon 5, Lil Jon Take Top BMI Honors

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held last night (May 16) at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Na ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Queens of the Stone Age

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Though the loss of co-founder Oliveri is felt, QOTSA's latest finds the band more relaxed and loose than it has ever been. Though the loss of co-founder Oliveri is felt, QOTSA's latest finds the band more relaxed and loose than it has ev ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Velvet Revolver Heading Out

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST N.A. tour starts March 22. Velvet Revolver will head out on a North American headlining tour this spring. The 36-date "Electric Wonderland Show," which will also feature Hoobastank, begins March 22 at Montreal's Bell Centre and ends ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. JDS Capital Buys DreamWorks Publishing Assets

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Catalog includes Byrds, Denver, Vaughan. Catalog includes Byrds, Denver, Vaughan. News ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Youngest Pointer Sister Faces L.A. Drug Charges

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The youngest member of the original hit-making Pointer Sisters was charged on Monday with cocaine possession, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. The youngest member of the original hit-making Pointer Sisters was charged o ...

  49. Berry, Half Of Surf Duo Jan & Dean, Dies

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jan Berry, a member of the 1960s surf-music duo Jan &amp; Dean, has died. He was 62. Berry had a seizure and stopped breathing Friday (March 26) at his Los Angeles home. He was pronounced dead that ev Jan Berry, a member of the 1960s surf-musi ...

  50. Particle Takes To The Road

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Particle kicks off a 15-date club/theater run March 31 at Milwaukee's Eagles Ballroom, in support of the Or Music release "Launchpad." Opening act will be Guns 'N Roses guitarist Buckethead, who is to Particle kicks off a 15-da ...

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