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  1. New Signings: BMG Chrysalis Inks Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, Slash to Warner/Chappell, Primary Wave Nabs Melissa Etheridge

    November 08, 2013 11:00 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to mitchell.peters ...

  2. Backbeat: Pete Townshend Receives Les Paul Award During NAMM

    February 01, 2013 1:59 PM EST Above, L-R: Townshend's longtime friend, producer and humorist Martin Lewis; Pete Townshend; Jeff Salmon of the Les Paul Foundation The Who's Pete Townshend was honored at this year's 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creat ...

  3. Backbeat: Slash Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Honored By Charlie Sheen, DJ Jim Ladd

    July 12, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Slash holds his Hollywood Walk of Fame star. (Photo: Scott Uchida) Hollywood was filled with top hats, afro wigs, tattoos and leather on Tuesday as Slash became the first member of Guns N' Roses to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ...

  4. Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 Top UK Charts For First Time

    June 25, 2012 11:51 AM EDT Justin Bieber landed his first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (24) as "Believe" (Def Jam/Universal) outsold Cheryl Cole's new release "A Million Lights" (Polydor/Universal) by some 3,000 units. Maroon 5, meanwhile, topped the ...

  5. Amanda Palmer Changes the Way Albums are Funded Through Kickstarter

    June 13, 2012 7:20 PM EDT You may have missed it, but music business history was made May 30 when singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer raised $1 million in less than a month for an album no one has heard. She did this on Kickstarter, an online platform that has helped thousands ...

  6. Chart Moves: Kimbra Debuts in Top 20 on Billboard 200, McCartney's 'Ram' Returns

    June 01, 2012 8:38 AM EDT The Billboard 200: John Mayer was the big news on the Billboard 200 this week as his Born and Raised album debuted at No. 1, selling 219,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third chart-topper and could ...

  7. John Mayer's 'Born and Raised' Earns Him Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 30, 2012 11:00 AM EDT John Mayer's "Born and Raised" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 219,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third No. 1 set, following 2009' ...

  8. John Mayer, MercyMe, Slash, Sara Bareilles On Course for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    May 25, 2012 5:09 PM EDT John Mayer seems far and way the likely next act to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his "Born and Raised" set should easily debut atop the list next week. Industry prognosticators suggest the album will sell between 230 ...

  9. John Mayer Going for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 9:18 PM EDT John Mayer's new album "Born and Raised" is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest it could sell around 220,000 to 240,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, May 27. The new Billboard 200 ...

  10. Soul-Funk Guitarist and 'Shaft' Wah-Wah Creator Charles 'Skip' Pitts Dies

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT R&B, soul and funk guitar architect and Bo-Keys member Charles "Skip" Pitts-whose signature riffs are forever immortalized in the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" and the wah-wah on Isaac Hayes' "Theme ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Rock Hall of Fame Pre-Parties Light Up Cleveland: Bowling With Red Hot Chili Peppers; Old-School Jam

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Eric B. & Rakim, Guns N' Roses, The Cure, Joan Jett Nominated for Rock and Ro ...

  13. Backbeat: Johnny Depp, Dee Snider Perform, Metal Industry Cuts Loose at Revolver Golden Gods Awards

    April 12, 2012 6:00 PM EDT (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) Johnny Depp stunned the crowd when he joined Marilyn Manson onstage on Wednesday at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards . As thrilling as it was for Depp to be playing guitar on "The Beautiful People" and "Sweet ...

  14. Axl Rose Writes Letter To Rock Hall, Says He's Not Attending Induction

    April 11, 2012 6:03 PM EDT Fed up with "reunion lies" and looking to avoid awkward situations with ex-bandmates, Axl Rose has decided to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Guns N' Roses this Saturday (Apr. 14), and has asked to ha ...

  15. Read: Slash's Heartfelt Tribute to Marshall Amps Founder Jim Marshall

    April 06, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Jim Marshall, who helped shape the sound of rock with his groundbreaking amplifier designs, died Thursday at the age of 88. Jim Marshall is the founder of Marshall Amplification, which produced the amplifiers that rocked music halls and arenas aft ...

  16. Backbeat: Slash Promotes Album in Canada, Learns Lessons About Earthquakes

    March 26, 2012 3:48 PM EDT Slash in conversation with 102.1 The Edge's Dave "Bookie" Bookman at CMW's "Celebrity Interview." (Photo: Luther Mallory) Slash was in Toronto for a few days to do press for his upcoming album, Apocalyptic Love , out ...

  17. Canadian Music Week President Neill Dixon On Why CMW 2012 is Bigger & Better Than Ever

    March 22, 2012 4:05 PM EDT The popularity of Canadian Music Week (CMW), the Toronto-based music industry conference now in its 30th year, could easily have waned as the major labels consolidated during the past decade-plus. Instead, what's now tagged as "Canada� ...

  18. Slash, Clive Davis, Billy Corgan Take a Ride Down 'Sunset Strip' @ SXSW Film

    March 12, 2012 7:40 AM EDT In Hans Fjellestad's "Sunset Strip" documentary, several of his talking heads declare the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard dead in 2005 after Tower Records closed. Clive Davis and Lou Adler eulogize the store's closi ...

  19. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  20. Photos: Katy Perry, David Guetta, Robyn, Roger Faxon Rock EMI's Carnival-Themed Grammy After Party

    February 15, 2012 5:15 PM EST Guest attend the circus-themed EMI Grammy afterparty at The Capitol Tower in L.A. on Febr 12 (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images) Back in the day, record labels used to go all-out for their Grammy parties, and EMI's circus-themed event, held ...

  21. Roots Grammy Jam Session Report: No-Shows Scuttled 'On the Fly' Whitney Houston Tribute, ?uestlove Says

    February 12, 2012 2:42 PM EST The Roots curating their annual Grammy Jam at the House of Blues Los Angeles. (Photo: Fred Shavies/3680 Photography) Despite a high-energy jam session that featured surprise guest performers like India Arie, Trombone Shorty, Childish Gambino, Warr ...

  22. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis

    January 26, 2012 6:00 PM EST Honoree Clive Davis Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music; Chief Adviser to the Department, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University Twitter: @clivedavis The Chairman... There's no argument that Clive Davis is on the Mount ...

  23. LMFAO To Join Madonna at Super Bowl, Says Will.i.am

    January 26, 2012 2:18 PM EST During the Super Bowl XLV halftime show last February, Will.i.am and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas brought out special guests like Usher and Slash to pump up their pop anthems. One year later, Will.i.am has taken it upon himself to reveal one of ...

  24. Exclusive: Godsmack, Counting Crows Sign With the Collective

    March 03, 2011 7:30 AM EST The Collective management agency continues to expand its music division with the signing of the Counting Crows and Godsmack, Billboard.biz has learned exclusively. In addition to the two multi-platinum rock groups, the three-year-old Collective Mu ...

  25. Axl Rose Sues Activision Over 'Guitar Hero'

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose is suing Activision Blizzard for $20 million over the use of the band’s classic “Welcome to the Jungle,” in the 2007 videogame Guitar Hero III. According to the lawsuit ( see the full filing here ), Rose wanted assura ...

  26. AC/DC, Stones, Slash Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a pe ...

  27. Motorhead To Issue Album With Classic Rock

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. hard rock veterans Motorhead will issue its new album, "The World is Yours," with a special edition of Classic Rock magazine in the U.K. The partnership between Motörhead Music/UDR, EMI Label Services and Future Publishing follows t ...

  28. Slash Helps Launch MTV Classic Down Under

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There was a bit of the old and a lot of the new when Slash led celebrations for the launch of the MTV Classic channel down under. The Guns 'N Roses great and his new band thrilled the Palace Theatre audience with a set which previewed works f ...

  29. Justin Bieber Back On Top With 'World 2.0'

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber scoots back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," shifting 102,000 copies (down 65%) in its third week on the chart. It bowed atop the list two weeks ago with 283,000 but fell to No. 2 last week up ...

  30. Bieber Back at No. 1, Slash Slides in at No. 3

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" returns to the top slot on the Billboard 200 while Usher's "Raymond v Raymond" falls out of the penthouse to No. 2 ... Guitar god Slash debuts at No. 3 with his self-titled solo debut .. ...

  31. Slash 'Fan Pack' Scores Strong Pre-orders

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The experimental U.K. release of Slash's new self-titled solo album by magazine publisher Future has already paid off. Future's "Classic Rock Presents: Slash" is released today (April 7) but has already hit almost 10,000 online ...

  32. Slash Set For MTV Classic’s Oz Launch

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Slash is set to turn up the volume for MTV Australia as the first confirmed performer for the April 28 launch party of its new retro-themed channel MTV Classic. MTV Classic replaces the retired VH1 brand, and begins transmission May 1 on the Foxte ...

  33. Jay-Z, Smashing Pumpkins To Play Summer Sonic Fest

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, the Smashing Pumpkins and the Offspring are among the acts confirmed for Japan's 2010 Summer Sonic Festival. The festival, staged in Tokyo and Osaka on Aug. 7 to 8, will also feature the Pixies, Dream Theater, Nickelback, a-ha, Sum 41, ...

  34. Axl Rose Pipes Up On GNR Message Boards

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST He's yet to grant an interview about Guns N' Roses' recently released "Chinese Democracy," but last night (Dec. 11) Axl Rose broke his silence by answering questions on the message boards of popular GNR Web sites MyGNR.com ...

  35. Velvet Revolver Cuts Ties With RCA

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Velvet Revolver has cut ties with RCA Records, which released the group's two studio albums. According to the band, the move was made at its request, to allow "complete freedom to go through whatever process it would take to accomplish&q ...

  36. Osbourne, AC/DC Win At Classic Rock awards

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters and AC/DC were among the winners at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour held at London's Park Lane Hotel. Osbourne won the gong for living legend although almost dropped the trophy on his foot, commenting, &qu ...

  37. 'Guitar Hero' Lines Up Hendrix Edition, Subscription Service?

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the much-anticipated "Rock Band 2" now on store shelves, rival franchise Guitar Hero is sneaking into the news on several fronts. Most recently, Slash let it slip to Rolling Stone that Guitar Hero is working on a Jimi Hendrix specia ...

  38. Slash: Velvet Revolver Building Web Site To Audition Singers

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash tells Billboard.biz that the band is creating a Web site to audition singers. The new site will help Velvet Revolver replace Scott Weiland, whose April 1 dismissal from the band continued the public feud between the ...

  39. MusiCares To Honor Alice Cooper

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 26 years of sobriety, shock-rocker Alice Cooper has some advice to pass along to the younger generation: "I don't think you need to die for your art." For his support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and devotion to helping other add ...

  40. Velvet Revolver Boots Scott Weiland

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After feuding publicly for the past two weeks, Velvet Revolver and frontman Scott Weiland have officially parted ways, according to a statement from founding members Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner. "This band is all about it ...

  41. Slash Itching To Start New Velvet Revolver Disc

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash says the group is planning a significantly shorter turnaround for its third album. Slash tells Billboard.biz that the group plans to start working in earnest on the follow-up to last year's "Libertad" ...

  42. Slash Lends A Hand To Activision Game

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Game publisher Activison, the company that bought the popular Guitar Hero franchise from original developer Harmonix, has introduced Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as the next title in the series. Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, curre ...

  43. Suit Accuses Axl Rose Of Taking Revenues

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Slash and Duff filed in federal court Aug. 17. Slash and Duff filed in federal court Aug. 17. News Slash ...

  44. Suit Accuses Axl Rose Of Taking Revenues

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Slash and Duff filed in federal court Aug. 17. Two former members of the rock band Guns N' Roses have sued frontman Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the group's copyrights. The suit was filed Aug. 17 in federal ...

  45. GNR Denied In Bid To Suppress Recordings

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has denied a request by Axl Rose and former members of Guns N' Roses for an injunction barring the L.A. indie label Cleopatra Records' release of an album by Hollywood Rose, an early i LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge has d ...

  46. GNR Denied In Bid To Suppress Recordings

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has denied a request by Axl Rose and former members of Guns N' Roses for an injunction barring the L.A. indie label Cleopatra Records' release of an album by Hollywood Rose, an early i A federal judge has denied a request ...

  47. Guns N' Roses Sues Geffen Over Compilation

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Original Guns N' Roses members W. Axl Rose, Slash (real name Saul Hudson) and Duff McKagan have sued Geffen Records, claiming that the imminent release of a GNR hits compilation constitutes a breach o Original Guns N' Roses members W. Ax ...