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  1. Slayer’s Booking Agent on North American Headlining Tour, Epic Stage Plans, Performing Without Jeff Hanneman (Q&A)

    September 25, 2013 3:26 PM EDT Losing a key member can sometimes cripple a band, but legendary rock act Slayer continues to trash on in memory of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman , who died at 49 in May from alcohol-related cirrhosis.  Slayer has recently been touring through ...

  2. Memorial in L.A. for Slayer's Hanneman Planned for May 23

    May 15, 2013 9:47 PM EDT A memorial for Slayer's Jeff Hanneman, who died earlier this month at age 49, is set for May 23 at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium. The memorial, which will be open to the public, is set to last four hours, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Attenda ...

  3. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Death Due To Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis

    May 09, 2013 7:11 PM EDT One week after Slayer's Jeff Hanneman died at the age of 49, the guitarist/songwriter's official cause of death has been revealed to be alcohol-related cirrhosis, or an irreversible scarring of the liver. In a message posted to Slayer& ...

  4. Selena Gomez and PSY Rebound on Social 50 Chart

    May 09, 2013 6:40 PM EDT The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist pageviews, song play ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

    May 02, 2013 6:09 PM EDT Just two years after contracting a rare skin-tissue disease, Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at a hospital near his home in Southern California. Slayer made the news public on Thursday afternoon, ...

  7. Backbeat: Metallica, Eddie Trunk, Live Nation, More Celebrate Metal Blade Records' 30th Anniversary

    December 04, 2012 1:45 PM EST Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel flanked by Metallica's Lars Ulrich (left) and James Hetfield (Photo: Stephanie Cabral) In a serendipitous bit of timing, on the same day that Metallica announced the formation of their own label, Black ...

  8. Backbeat: Metal Masters Unites Phil Anselmo, Kerry King, Billy Sheehan, Others For Monster Jam

    September 17, 2012 2:23 PM EDT Herding Cats: What's cooler than cramming a bunch of metal icons on one stage to destroy the genre's classics? Getting them to sit still to take an afterparty photo. From Left: Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, SiriusXM Octane/Liquid Metal PD ...

  9. Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

    August 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman recently completed a P&D deal with ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Afghan Whigs Announce First Show In 13 Years at ATP, Curating 2012's Asbury Park Shows

    December 07, 2011 12:52 PM EST The Afghan Whigs are back together to play both the London and New Jersey stops of the All Tomorrow's Parties I'll Be Your Mirror festival in 2012. This coming May at Alexandra Palace in London, the Afghan Whigs will play the UK show cur ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  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. EMI Acquires European Merch Distributor

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has acquired Loudclothing.com, Europe's largest independent music merchandise distributor, from Completely Independent Distribution (CID). Terms were not disclosed. The U.K. company will now operate as part of EMI's global merc ...

  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. 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 ...

  24. Slayer Reschedules U.K., European Tour

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Slayer has postponed its U.K. and European tour until spring 2010. The band announced the move with "immense disappointment" in a statement, blaming a back injury sustained by vocalist/bassist Tom Araya that has required specialist treat ...

  25. Metallica, Pearl Jam Get Their Games On

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Metallica has finally confirmed "the worst-kept secret in rock'n'roll" and unveiled details of the upcoming "Guitar Hero" game devoted to the band. According to Metallica's Web site, the game "allows you to ...

  26. Digital Briefs: Metal Blade, 3 Doors Down, UMG

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Metal Blade Records has signed a distribution deal with INgrooves. The 26-year-old indie label has been home to artists including Slayer, Metallica and GWAR. - 3 Doors Down will be featured in a new music video game dubbed "PopStar Guitar,& ...

  27. New Metallica Album To Arrive On A Friday

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide off-cycle on Friday Sept. 12 via Warner Bros. No reason was given for the switch from a traditional Monday/Tuesday release; ...

  28. Slipknot: Chaos Theory

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was 1999, and his label had convinced Ozzfest organizers to put its newly signed band, Slipknot, on the festival's second stage. Curious to see the band in a ...

  29. Gnarls Barkley Tapped For 150th MySpace Secret Show

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulful rock act Gnarls Barkley will perform at MySpace's 150th installment of its popular Secret Show franchise. The concert will be held on June 8 in New York at a venue to be announced. The upcoming Gnarls Barkley gig will be a homecoming ...

  30. Sanctuary Inks Fightstar For Management

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group has added new British band Fightstar to its roster of management clients. Sanctuary Group has added new British band Fightstar to its roster of management clients. In recent months, Fightstar has ridden a wave of media exposure in ...

  31. Sanctuary Inks Fightstar For Management

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group has added British newcomers Fightstar to its roster of management clients. Sanctuary Group has added new British band Fightstar to its roster of management clients. In recent months, Fightstar has ridden a wave of media exposure in ...

  32. Sanctuary Picks Up Elton For Management

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group has added Sir Elton John to its management roster as part of a £16 million ($30 million) cash-and-stock deal to acquire the singer/songwriter's management company, Twenty-First Centur NEW YORK -- Sanctuary Group has added Sir ...

  33. Sanctuary Picks Up Elton For Management

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Group has added Sir Elton John to its management roster as part of a £16 million ($30 million) cash-and-stock deal to acquire the singer/songwriter's management company, Twenty-First C Sanctuary Group has added Sir Elton Jo ...

  34. Frances Forces Florida Show Cancellations

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With Hurricane Frances closing in on Florida this weekend and millions evacuating their homes, a handful of concerts -- including the final date of the Ozzfest tour -- have been scrapped. With Hurricane Frances closing in on Florida this weekend a ...

  35. Black Sabbath To Reunite For Ozzfest

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath will reunite for the first time since 2001 for Ozzfest, which begins July 10 in Hartford, Conn., a spokeswoman for the annual road show says. British heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath will reunite for th ...

  36. Ozzy, Slayer, Priest, Slipknot Set For Ozzfest

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Slayer, Judas Priest with Rob Halford and Slipknot will join Ozzy Osbourne as the acts on this year's Ozzfest, set to begin in early July, Billboard.biz has learned. Details of the festival tour will Slayer, Judas Priest with Rob Halford and ...