Slipknot

  1. Slipknot Heading for Second No. 1 Album

    October 22, 2014 9:04 PM EDT Rock band Slipknot is on course for its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters say the act’s new album, .5: The Gray Chapter , which was released on Oct. 21 through Roadrunner Records, could sell a little over 100,00 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Doc Heads to SXSW with Stacked Concert in Tow

    March 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Dave Grohl isn’t just delivering a keynote at South By Southwest on March 14. The rocker is bringing an all-star concert to Austin that same evening with an exclusive Thursday-concert, “Sound City Players at SXSW,” at Stubb’s. The concert will be ...

  4. Updated: Jonas Nachsin Stepping Down as Roadrunner President

    November 14, 2012 11:57 AM EST In a surprise move, after more than 20 years at Roadrunner and 12 as president, Jonas Nachsin is stepping down from that post. At press time, there was no word on who will replace him, but a source told Billboard.biz that new leadership will be an ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Ex-Roadrunner VP Monte Conner Talks About New Gig With Nuclear Blast Entertainment

    August 20, 2012 10:29 AM EDT Monte Conner is the guy who signed Slipknot, Type O Negative and Machine Head, so when news hit that he'd vacated his post at Roadrunner Records after 25 years, folks in the metal community were certain he'd resurface somewhere else soon ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Backbeat: Corey Taylor, Slipknot and Stone Sour Frontman, NYT Best Selling Author

    December 09, 2011 12:20 PM EST Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor kept the Highline Ballroom in stitches on Dec. 5 as he ranted, raved, ruminated and reflected about the nature of sin during a reading of his "Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Kerrang! Awards Pay Homage To Lost Rockers

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. metal act Bullet for My Valentine was the big winner at the 2010 Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards -- but it was absent friends that dominated the ceremony. Nichola Browne, editor of the U.K. hard rock and metal weekly magazine, started ...

  11. Web Trends: Swiss Beatz, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Drake and more

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 12:45pm) 5. swizz beatz and wife Rapper/producer Swiss Beatz and R&B singer Alicia Keys have confirmed that they are expecting a child together. 6. kanye west power Rapper/producer Kanye West released “Power” the first sin ...

  12. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Drake, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - ...

  13. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Crystal Bowersox, Suge Knight and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 1pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. 17. Crystal Bowersox Up to the Mountain "Up to the Mountain ...

  14. Slipknot Pays Tribute To Bassist, But Who's Who?

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tearful members of Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot shocked fans by appearing in public without masks for the first time in their career to pay tribute to their deceased bass player. A brief news conference on Tuesday evening (May 25), carried l ...

  15. Web Trends: Bono, 360 Tour, Slipknot, Miley Cyrus and More

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 12. U2 360 Tour Irish arena rockers U2 have postponed their 2010 tour as singer Bono recovers from a back injury. 18. Slipknot Bassist Dead Slipknot bassist Paul Dedrick Gray was found dead in an Iowa hotel ...

  16. Web Trends: Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Guns N' Roses and More

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 10. Slipknot Bassist Dead Slipknot bassist Paul Dedrick Gray was found dead in an Iowa hotel Monday morning. He was 38. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Chris Brown - Deuces feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall ...

  17. 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. ...

  18. Slipknot Double Winners At U.K.'s Kerrang! Awards

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot emerged as the big winner at the 2009 Kerrang Awards, held in London tonight. The band was crowned best live band and best international band, beating off competition from Metallica, Lamb Of God, Madina Lake and Green Day in the internati ...

  19. Slipknot Leads Charge For Kerrang! Awards

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metal outfit Slipknot has topped the nominations list for this year's Kerrang! Awards, hosted by the U.K weekly rock magazine on Aug. 3 in London. With six nominations, including two for best single ("Dead Memories" and "Psycho ...

  20. Slipknot Up For Three Metal Hammer Awards

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot and Swedish metal band Amon Amarth have both been nominated for three awards at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2009. Both acts are nominated in the best international band and the 'Shredder' guitarist categories; Slipknot is also ...

  21. Chris Cornell Added To Download Fest

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chris Cornell will make his solo artist debut at the U.K.'s Download Festival, having previously performed at the event with Audioslave. He is currently touring his "Scream" (Polydor) album, a more beats-driven set recorded with pro ...

  22. Slipknot Headlines Download Fest

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Slipknot has been confirmed as one of the headliners for the U.K.'s Download Festival at Donington Park, Derby with dance-rock crossover act the Prodigy, Korn and Mötley Crüe also booked to appear. The three-day rock festival will be held on ...

  23. Slipknot Readies Tour, Taylor Plots Solo Album

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Slipknot prepares to hit the road for tours celebrating the 10th anniversary of the masked Iowa group's first album, frontman Corey Taylor is making plans to record his first solo album rather than go back to his other band, Stone Sour, at ...

  24. Metallica Scores Fifth Straight No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In just a three-day sales window, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Warner Bros.) sold nearly half a million copies and tops The Billboard 200. The band's first studio album since 2003 moved 490,000 copies, according to Nielsen Sou ...

  25. Young Jeezy Nets Second Album Chart-Topper

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy claims his second chart-topper on the Billboard 200 as "The Recession" starts at No. 1 this week. The Def Jam set moved 260,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, 92,000 short of the 352,000-unit sta ...

  26. Slipknot Cancels Euro Dates

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot has cancelled its European dates for this month after drummer Joey Jordison broke his ankle. He has been advised to stay off his leg for four to six weeks to prevent further injury. The band was due to play Reading and Leeds festivals thi ...

  27. Slipknot Gets Closer to HMV Discovery Site

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot is to preview its new album "All Hope Is Gone" (Roadrunner Records) on HMV's social discovery site www.getcloser.com, which allows users to discover, rate and share information on their favorite music and movies. The U.K. e ...

  28. Metallica Outlines North American Tour Plans

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica will begin an extensive fall/winter arena tour Oct. 21 in Glendale, Ariz., in support of its new album, "Death Magnetic." The Sword will open all dates, with Lamb Of God, Down and Machine Head joining the bill on separate legs. ...

  29. Kilimanjaro Completes Booking Team

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live music promoter Kilimanjaro Live has marked its first six months of operations by announcing two new appointments. The London-based company was launched in Feb. 2008 by Stuart Galbraith as a joint venture with AEG Live. Steve Tilley has been r ...

  30. Touring Panel Forecasts Bleak Fall Concert Season

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite strong midyear tour grosses from Bon Jovi, Spice Girls and the Police, among others, some concert industry observers are predicting that high fuel prices and the struggling U.S. economy will negatively impact the fall touring season. " ...

  31. Update: Extensive AC/DC Tour To Begin In October

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Creative Artists Agency managing partner Rob Light confirmed the news during a touring panel today (July 28) at the 83rd annual IAAM conference an ...

  32. UMG Merch Arm Inks Deal With The Killers

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bravado, the global merchandising arm of Universal Music Group, has entered into an agreement to manufacture and distribute merch for Las Vegas-based rock act the Killers. Financial terms and the length of the deal were not disclosed. "Mercha ...

  33. Underoath Gets 'Lost In Sound' On New Album

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Underoath will release its fourth studio album, "Lost in the Sound of Separation," on Sept. 2 via Seattle-based independent label Tooth & Nail/Solid State. The rock act will support the forthcoming set with a busy international touri ...

  34. Linkin Park, No Doubt, NIN Onboard With Ding

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Freeze Artist Management has launched a new merchandising product dubbed Ding, a custom-fitted, device-specific decal featuring a wide range of bands. The decals can be applied and removed to more than 100 products - including cell phones, gaming ...

  35. The Summer Preview: The Best Of The Best

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher is getting things warmed up. This month-by-month look at more than 180 albums promises to have a summer tune for everyone. Rock comes in heavy with Shinedown, Disturbed, Slipknot and Motley Crue. Hip-hop sees highly anticipated releases from ...

  36. Taylor: New Slipknot Album Will 'Rip Your Face Off'

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nearly four years have passed since the release of Slipknot's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses." But members of the masked metal act have little doubt that its as-yet-untitled fourth studio effort, tentatively due Aug. 12 via Roadrun ...

  37. RATM, Metallica, Killers Rock On At Reading, Leeds

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT American alternative rock giants Rage Against the Machine, Metallica and the Killers are the headliners for this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The bill for the three-day event, details for which were unveiled today, alternates between ...

  38. 50 Cent Enters Virtual World Zwinktopia

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even in a virtual world on the Internet, teens long to be cool. And what can be cooler than a Ramones T-shirt on your self-styled Web persona? Zwinktopia, the fashion-conscious virtual community from IAC/InterActiveCorp., is letting major musician ...

  39. Now Hear This: Your Guide To Unsigned Bands

    March 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST > > > The Envy Corps When the Envy Corps stopped by its nearby Clear Channel-owned radio station last year, the rock quartet had designs on hearing its music on a Sunday-evening local music show. The act didn't dream it would become ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Wippit Catches Key Indie Content Deals

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independent labels Sanctuary Records, Beggars Group and Roadrunner. London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independe ...

  45. Wippit Catches Key Indie Content Deals

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independent labels Sanctuary Records, Beggars Group and Roadrunner. London-based digital download service Wippit has struck content licensing deals with independe ...

  46. Ozzy Osbourne Moves $50 Million In Merchandise

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Success is record for heavy metal performer. Ozzy Osbourne has hit $50 million in merchandise sales -- a record for a heavy metal performer, according to merchandising and licensing company Signatures Network. During the past decade, the British r ...

  47. Peavey To Sponsor Jagermeister Tour

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peavey Electronics Corp., manufacturer of a range of musical instruments, will sponsor the spring 2004 Jagermeister Music Tour, which opens March 30 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Fla., and conclud Peavey Electronics Corp., manufacturer of a ra ...

  48. 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 ...