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  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers Unplugged at Super Bowl: Axl Rose Weighs In

    February 04, 2014 10:01 PM EST The Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, elicited plenty of cheers from fans in MetLife stadium, but some watching at home -- including former Living Color guitarist Vernon Reid -- had a bone to pick with t ...

  2. Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Kendrick Lamar To Headline Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival

    September 19, 2013 3:25 AM EDT Imagine Dragon's Wayne "Wing" Sermon remembered hearing all the childhood stories drummer Daniel Platzman used to tell about the Music Midtown Festival. "He made it seem like an epic thing," said Sermon, the guitarist of ...

  3. Metallica’s Orion Fest Moves to Detroit – C3’s Charlie Walker Explains Why

    February 25, 2013 6:44 PM EST Accessibility and affordability were key factors that led to a location change for Metallica's second Orion Music + More festival.   Though last year's inaugural event at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J. -- which drew 50,000 people ov ...

  4. Backbeat: AEG's Tim Leiweke Celebrates L.A. Rock Hall Ceremony; Are the Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division Next?

    December 11, 2012 6:26 PM EST Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients Lou Adler and Quincy Jones stand with inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Flea during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees announcement at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ...

  5. Lollapalooza Announces 2013 Dates

    July 25, 2012 3:26 PM EDT Photo courtest of the Lollapalooza message board . Lollapalooza's organizers sure are thinking ahead. While their 2012 iteration hasn't even kicked off yet -- the Chicago festival is set to take place over the weekend of August 3-5 -- ad ...

  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers to Release 9 New Singles

    July 13, 2012 7:30 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to lay a bunch of new music on their fans. Starting next month, the group will release nine singles, each with two songs, as digital downloads and seven-inch vinyl pressings. "Strange Man"/"Long P ...

  7. Chart Moves: Coldplay's 'American Idol' Gain; 'Avengers' Soundtrack Debuts; Jackie Evancho Returns to No. 1

    May 10, 2012 9:29 PM EDT The Billboard 200: As reported earlier this week, Carrie Underwood claimed her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Blown Away." The effort, her fourth release overall, debuted atop the list with 267,000 copies sold, accord ...

  8. Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Ron Wood, George Clinton: Behind the Scenes at the Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

    April 15, 2012 5:24 PM EDT Go behind the scenes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction , held Saturday in Cleveland, with our roving roundup of chatter with the likes of Ron Wood, Questlove, Chuck D and Alice Cooper. Get our report from the ceremony here. 1. A sober Ro ...

  9. Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    April 15, 2012 10:29 AM EDT (Getty Images) Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the ...

  10. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath, was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago' ...

  11. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:26 PM EST Radiohead, Phish, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, ...

  12. Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Developing FX Comedy About Band in Therapy

    February 02, 2012 6:55 PM EST FX is adding another rock star to its potential lineup. The male-skewing cable network is developing a half-hour comedy with Foo Fighters' singer-songwriter Dave Grohl and comedian Dana Gould that would revolve around a rock band on the verge ...

  13. Morning Heds: GoDaddy Now Opposes SOPA, Weeknd's Lucrative Career Path, Sub Pop's 2011 Sea Change

    December 30, 2011 9:03 AM EST GoDaddy Bows to Boycott, Now 'Opposes' SOPA CNET In response to "Dump GoDaddy Day," the embattled domain registrar finally decides to oppose drastic Hollywood-backed copyright bills. The Weeknd Finds Lucrative Career Path - Wit ...

  14. Beastie Boys, Chili Peppers, Guns N' Roses, Small Faces Announced For 2012 Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame

    December 07, 2011 6:27 AM EST Ian MacLagan of the Small Faces and Faces put it best: "There's going to be some rock 'n' roll up on that stage" at the 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, taking place April 14 in Cleveland. MacLagan's ...

  15. Exclusive: MTV's Bruce Gillmer on Executive-Producing the EMAs, Host Selena Gomez and Getting 62 Million Votes

    November 04, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Bruce Gillmer, MTV European Music Awards Executive Producer, says this weekend's program is the "crowning jewel" of MTV's international events. Bruce Gillmer, the executive producer of this year's 18th annual MTV European ...

  16. Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Tears for Fears' Curt Smith, Ex-RHCP Cliff Martinez Talk 'Out of the Band and Onto the Screen' @ Billboard Film & TV Conf.

    October 25, 2011 12:30 PM EDT From Stage to Screen: The "Out of the Band and Onto the Screen" panel (from left): Phil Galllo, Senior Correspondent, Billboard; Peter Himmelman, Musician; Cliff Martinez, Composer, "Drive;" J. Ralph Songwriter, Composer, Singe ...

  17. Red Hot Chili Peppers Top U.K. Album Chart

    September 05, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers ' "I'm With You" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 71,000 units last week to become their fourth U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales chart data yesterday. London rappe ...

  18. Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Streamed For Free on iTunes; Band Performs New Songs

    August 23, 2011 3:15 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers' upcoming "I'm With You" album is available to stream in full for free via the iTunes store , a promotion which marks Apple's first foray into extended streaming music. Users may listen to the com ...

  19. Single Reviews

    August 08, 2011 7:12 AM EDT POP MICHELLE BRANCH Loud Music (3:20) Producer: Julian Emery Writers: M. Branch, J. Emery, J. Lawrence-Irvin Publishers: various, Reprise Records Michelle Branch has taken some time away from pop-rock to dabble in country music, but the early-&# ...

  20. Business Matters: Are Kickstarter Pledges Taxable Income?

    August 01, 2011 5:35 PM EDT Are Kickstarters Engaging In Off-Shore Accounting Practices -- Is Kickstarter money taxable? The site allows fans to fund a wide range of creative projects - books, movies, videos, albums, tours - in return for a reward based on the level of the p ...

  21. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink-182, Staind: Alt-Rock Vets Return To the Charts

    July 22, 2011 2:57 PM EDT Three of the most accomplished bands in the almost 23-year history of Billboard's Alternative Songs chart storm the survey with first singles from long-awaited forthcoming albums. Red Hot Chili Peppers bow at No. 24 with "The Adventures ...

  22. Rick Rubin Talks Adele and His 'Creative' Role as Co-Chairman of Columbia Records

    June 21, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Rick Rubin routinely keeps his production plate full -- even now he's juggling the Red Hot Chili Peppers' just-finished "I'm With You" (due Aug. 30) and upcoming projects by Metallica, Linkin Park, the Avett Brothers and p ...

  23. Music Exec Mo Ostin Donates $10 Million to UCLA for Music Facilities

    May 05, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Music executive Mo Ostin has donated $10 million to the University of California, Los Angeles to build recording and production studios, a rehearsal space and other facilities for student musicians. The university announced Wednesday that the Osti ...

  24. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies At 74

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll royalty ranging from the Beatles to Ben Harper at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Aaron Zych, a manager at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in New Yor ...

  25. Kings Of Leon Books Biggest U.K. Show

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon will play its biggest ever U.K. show this summer. The U.S. band will perform a Live Nation-promoted date at London's Hyde Park on June 30. The capacity for the show is understood to be around 50,000. Other acts to play Hyde Park ...

  26. Artist Push Performance Rights Act During Grammy Week

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST In a move to highlight the fight to win payments for performers, musicians and master rights owners from terrestrial radio broadcasts of music, a group of artists signed a "Grammy Week" statement encouraging Congress to pass the Performa ...

  27. Kiss, Chili Peppers, LL Cool J Nominated For Hall

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kiss, LL Cool J and the Red Hot Chili Peppers could be among next year's inductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are part of an eclectic group of 12 acts in contention for the 2010 class. Other first-time nominees include Genesis, J ...

  28. Red Hot Chili Peppers To Reunite In October

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With another Chickenfoot tour and the first release of his instrumental side band Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats looming, the drummer has October circled on his calendar for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' return to active duty. "That&# ...

  29. Dave Matthews' 'Big' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band strikes again with its fifth-consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 as "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" bows on top of the Billboard 200 with a whopping 424,000 units sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Better ...

  30. Woodstock Co-founder Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer. The Woodstock co-founder told Billboard.biz that his vision is "a free event... ...

  31. Red Hot Chili Peppers Frontman Developing TV Series

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis is developing an HBO series based on his rock'n'roll upbringing, tentatively titled "Scar Tissue." According to Variety, the series is not based on Kiedis' book of the same nam ...

  32. Chili Peppers Frontman To Curate New Fest

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has tapped Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis to curate the first New American Music Union festival, to be held Aug. 8-9 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh. Along with 15 college bands from around ...

  33. Metallica Tour To Begin In October

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour in October. "That was the first show of th ...

  34. NBA Kicks Off Playoffs With Dayton, Faris Spots

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Basketball Association (NBA) is ramping up its playoff season marketing efforts with a new television ad campaign, "There Can Only Be One," directed by acclaimed music video directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The c ...

  35. Chili Peppers Sue Showtime

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have sued Showtime Networks and others over the new television show called "Californication," the same name used by the band for their Grammy-nominated 1999 album. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Super ...

  36. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backed by a choir for "Hey You" (written e ...

  37. Live Earth Gets A Hand From Hollywood

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With music stars set to trumpet the message of eco awareness at the worldwide July 7 Live Earth concerts, organizers now have enlisted the help of Hollywood with the launch of a series of green public service announcements starring celebrities lik ...

  38. U.K.'s Reading, Leeds Fest Acts Unveiled

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rising British rock act Razorlight and veteran American alternative rock acts Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins will headline Britain's annual Reading and Leeds this summer, organizers confirmed tonight. An eclectic array of bands, ...

  39. Chili Peppers Postpone Tour Dates

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers have indefinitely postponed their scheduled shows in Tokyo and Osaka after lead singer Anthony Kiedis fell ill. Kiedis is under doctors' order not to fly for 10 days due to bronchial pneumonia, according to Tokyo-bas ...

  40. Rubin Offered Columbia Exec Role

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records is in talks with producer Rick Rubin to take the role of co-chairman of the label . Rubin, nominated for Grammys this year for his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dixie Chicks, currently heads up his own imprint, Ameri ...

  41. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a reunion gig from Crowded H ...

  42. Mary J. Blige Tops Grammy Nods

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige led the nominations the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced today (Dec. 7) in Los Angeles. The R&B singer was recognized in eight categories, including song of the year and best R&B album for "The Breakthroug ...

  43. Chili Peppers Head Up MTV Awards

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers top the nominations listings ahead of the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, which will take place Nov. 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Red Hot Chili Peppers top the nominations listings ahead of the 13th annual MTV Europ ...

  44. Chili Peppers Continue To Burn In Europe

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers keeps hold of top place on European Top 100 Albums, leading the way with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) for the second consecutive week and seventh in total. Released in May, Red Hot Chili Peppers keeps hold of t ...

  45. Chili Peppers Continue To Burn In Europe

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers keeps hold of top place on European Top 100 Albums, leading the way with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) for the second consecutive week and seventh in total. Released in May, Red Hot Chili Peppers keeps hold of t ...

  46. Chili Peppers Return To Euro Chart Summit

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums is an old chart-topper, as Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) regains top spot from Muse's "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/A& The new No. ...

  47. Muse Tops Euro Chart For Third Straight Week

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Holes' is No. 1 in Switzerland, Flanders; No. 2 in France. For the third straight week, Muse’s “Black Holes and Revelations” (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.) leads Billboard’s European Top 100 Albums survey, despite a 1-5 fall in the gro ...

  48. Chili Peppers, The Who To Headline Virgin Fest

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who will headline the U.S. version of the Virgin Festival, presented by Virgin Mobile and set for Sept. 23 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who will headline the U.S. ...

  49. Chili Peppers Continue To Burn Euro Chart Rivals

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the face of a strong challenge from labelmate Gnarls Barkley, Warner Bros.' Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a fourth week atop European Top 100 Albums with "Stadium Arcadium." The album maintains its In the face of a strong challeng ...

  50. Chili Peppers Red Hot In Europe

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers shrug off the challenge of veteran British pop duo the Pet Shop Boys to start a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.). The Red Hot Chili Peppers shrug off the chal ...

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