1. Kristin Chenoweth Hopes to Bring More 'Hot Mess' to 'Glee'; Talks Country Album

    September 20, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's something about Kristin Chenoweth and playing hot messes. If you needed any reminder, just take a look at her role as alcoholic singer April Rhodes on "Glee," who memorably spent last season trying to get her one-woman musical ...

  2. Backbeat: Alice Cooper Returns to the Whisky A Go-Go With Robbie Krieger, Kesha

    September 16, 2011 6:10 PM EDT I'm (Older Than) 18: Kesha (left) joined Alice Cooper on stage last night tour to perform for his song classic "School's Out." (Photo: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images) "We're a bar band tonight," Alice Cooper decla ...

  3. Alice Cooper Sticks With the Hits at 'Nightmare' Release Bash

    September 16, 2011 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We're a bar band tonight," Alice Cooper declared from the small stage of the Whisky A Go-Go Thursday where the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was celebrating the release this week of his "Welcome 2 My Nightmare." Flanked by gu ...

  4. Vince Gill Didn't Have to 'Doll Up and Leave Town' to Record 'Guitar Slinger'

    September 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Vince Gill , there's no place like home -- especially for recording his upcoming album, "Guitar Slinger." Gill made the set -- due out Oct. 25 and his follow-up to 2006's Grammy Award-winning four-CD epic "These Days&quo ...

  5. Alice Cooper Welcomes Ke$ha to His Nightmare: 'This Girl Is Not a Pop Diva'

    August 24, 2011 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alice Cooper is currently on the road with what he calls "a summer show... we do the hits and five, six major special effects things." But he's already hatching plans for a show built around "Welcome 2 My Nightmare," the seq ...

  6. Who's Who of Hair Metal React to Jani Lane's Death

    August 12, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The response to Jani Lane 's death in the glam-and-hair metal communities has been one of shock and disbelief, with former sunset strip denizens far and wide chiming in. Major artists ranging from Slash to Alice Cooper have lamented the loss, b ...

  7. Alice Cooper Adding to the 'Nightmare' at Universal Studios This Halloween

    August 03, 2011 9:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shock rock icon Alice Cooper is ready to make this Halloween at Universal Studios even scarier. "Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare" is a new "Halloween Horror Nights" maze at Universal Studios Hollywood. The event will start ...

  8. Alice Cooper Teams Up With Universal Studios for Halloween

    August 02, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Rock icon Alice Cooper is ready to make this Halloween at Universal Studios even scarier. "Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare" is a new "Halloween Horror Nights" maze at Universal Studios Hollywood. The event will start on S ...

  9. Alice Cooper Joins Ke$ha Onstage, Miley Cyrus Covers Gorillaz

    July 06, 2011 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Both Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus covered famous songs while overseas this week, but Ke$ha's cover had an added claim for legitimacy: the song's original artist. Alice Cooper joined Ke$ha onstage in Oslo, Norway last night (July 5) as she and her ...

  10. Queensryche Toasts 30th Anniversary with 'Dedicated to Chaos' Album

    July 05, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 When a group is trying to break into the business, there are plenty of ways to get attention. It can get a jump-start by self-recording its first album and distributing it online. It can build a social networking force the same way. If it makes the ...

  11. Beyonce and Target's '4' Plan: Exec Explains Strategy, Store Shortage

    June 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Beyonce is the latest music superstar to team up with Target for an exclusive deluxe edition of her new album. "4," which was released on June 28 and comes with six extra tracks (three new songs and three remixes), 17 minutes of club rem ...

  12. Billboard Bits: Zach Galifianakis Disses Ke$ha, How Alice Cooper Almost Killed Elvis

    June 08, 2011 7:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Zach Galifianakis Disses Ke$ha In the latest Rolling Stone cover story, Zach Galifianakis discusses, in addition to his apparent reluctance to fame, his run-ins with and ...

  13. Off! Hopes to Churn Out More 'Great Music' After Tour

    April 23, 2011 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 As far as its members are concerned, Off! is on -- hopefully for the long term. The all-star punk group -- frontman Keith Morris ( Black Flag , Circle Jerks ), guitarist Dimitri Coats ( Burning Brides) , bassist Steven Shane McDonald ( Red Kross ) a ...

  14. The Darkness Reuniting for Festival Gig, New Album

    March 15, 2011 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 British hard rock band The Darkness is reforming after a five-year break to perform at the Download festival on June 10 as the warm-up act for Def Leppard , they announced on their website on Tuesday. Before the event, the quartet from eastern Engla ...

  15. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits

    March 15, 2011 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 T om Waits went for laughs, Alice Cooper for shock value, Leon Russell was quietly humble and Neil Diamond may still be talking following their induction Monday into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The acts were joined New Orleans piano maestro Dr. ...

  16. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Leon Russell, Darlene Love, Others

    March 15, 2011 7:17 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony is the only place you'd find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-piece backup band. The rock hall's latest class brought together Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Wa ...

  17. Darlene Love on Rock Hall Induction: 'People Are Hiring Me Now'

    March 14, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 D arlene Love says that her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been good for business. "Oh, yes, definitely," she tells Billboard.com. As the voice of the Phil Spector -produced holiday favorite "Christmas (Baby Please ...

  18. Alice Cooper Calls Rock Hall Induction 'A Dream,' Plots 'Nightmare' Sequel

    March 14, 2011 6:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 As he prepares for the "dream" of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Monday (Mar. 14), Alice Cooper is also delivering a nightmare. Make that another nightmare. This fall, the shock rocker will be releasing "Welcome 2 ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album, Nick Lachey Debuts Basketball Song

    March 11, 2011 4:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Foo Fighters to Release Covers Album for Record Store Day Four days after releasing their seventh album "Wasting Light," Foo Fighters are releasing a covers alb ...

  20. Elton John, Paul Simon Sign On As Rock Hall of Fame Presenters

    February 08, 2011 2:26 PM EST 0 0 0 E lton John recently made an album with his longtime idol, Leon Russell . Now he'll do the induction honors when Russell is ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Russell and John are up for a Grammy award for their work on the ...

  21. Rock Hall of Fame to Induct Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's official -- Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The class of 2011 will be formally feted on Mar. 14 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Al ...

  22. Rock Hall of Fame to Induct Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits

    December 14, 2010 6:43 PM EST 0 0 0 It's official -- Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The class of 2011 will be formally feted on Mar. 14 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. All ...

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

    November 11, 2010 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Alice Cooper Calls Rock Hall 2011 Nominees An 'Elite Class'

    October 06, 2010 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a busy week for Alice Cooper . Not only did the platinum artist release his latest concert DVD, "The Theatre of Death," but he also kicked off another Halloween Hootenanny Tour with co-headliner Rob Zombie . And there was a ...

  26. Rob Zombie Stays Busy with Alice Cooper Tour and 'Salem' Horror Film

    October 05, 2010 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 R ob Zombie says he's good at multi-tasking. He'll need to be for the foreseeable future. The shock-rocker is currently co-headlining a Halloween Hootenanny tour with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Alice Cooper through Oct. 20, is pile ...

  27. Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper Up for Rock Hall of Fame

    September 28, 2010 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan , Dr. John , Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond . The Rock and Roll Hall of F ...

  28. Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper Up for Rock Hall of Fame

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan, Dr. John, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fa ...

  29. Diddy, The Strokes, Train Rock Fashion Week

    September 15, 2010 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's no surprise that New York Fashion Week brings out big stars for runways shows and afterparties. But many events, including Fashion's Night Out , however, bring out the music stars in full force. Held Sept. 10 in NYC, the city-wide Fas ...

  30. POTW: Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Katy Perry, Chris Brown

    August 06, 2010 2:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz sealed it with a kiss, Katy Perry rocked an ice cream sunday, Snoop Dogg and Chris Brown put the deuces up, Ke$ha showed off her G-Shock watches and blue lipstick, the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato shared a stage, Steven ...

  31. Metallica Sonisphere Cinecast Seen By 100,000

    June 25, 2010 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival was seen by more than 100,000 fans, according to promoter Stuart Galbraith. The global June 22 cinecast featured the 'Big Four' of metal - Metallica , Slayer ...

  32. Metal Community Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

    May 17, 2010 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. Tony Iommi, who worked with Dio in Black Sabbath and its latest ...

  33. POTW: Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Beyonce

    April 09, 2010 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna took her favorite girl, daughter Lourdes, to Malawi, where she laid the first brick of her new girls' academy and Jay-Z and Beyoncé celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary on Broadway in New York. Meahwile, Janet Jackson and broth ...

  34. Videos of the Week: Lady Gaga Talks 'Telephone,' Ludacris Gets Tipsy, Nicole Richie Raps

    March 12, 2010 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Lady Gaga reveals the inspiration for her "Telephone" video , Ludacris gets tipsy with Martha Stewart, Nicole Richie busts a rhyme for Ellen DeGeneres, and more. 1) Lady Gaga Tal ...

  35. Ke$ha: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 19, 2010 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 If you want insight into a celebrity's self-image, you could do worse than watch one make the brief walk from the star's chosen chariot to the red carpet prior to an awards show. The frenzied VIP drop-off area at the 2010 Grammy Awards rev ...

  36. Green Day's Grammy 'Breakdown'

    February 03, 2010 5:36 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com from the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, we catch up with Green Day about winning Best Rock Album for "21st Century Breakdown". Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and producer ...

  37. The Daily Noise 2.3.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 2.3.2010 - Billboard.com

    February 03, 2010 3:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Green Day talks about winning the Grammy for Best Rock Album for "21st Century Breakdown," and adapting "American Idiot" for the stage. Green Day , Grammys , Alice Cooper , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Grammys 2010 , Ali ...

  38. Grammys: Alice Cooper Red Carpet 2010 - Billboard.com

    Grammys: Alice Cooper Red Carpet 2010 - Billboard.com

    January 31, 2010 10:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Alice Cooper on the Grammys red carpet, Jan. 31, 2010. Billboard.com interview by Mitch Peters. Grammys , grammy awards , Heavy Metal , Alice Cooper , metal , interview , Billboard.com , exclusive , Billboard , rock Videos Alice Cooper Alice Cooper ...

  39. Slash "Slash & Friends" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Slash, "Slash & Friends" (Label TBD) Release Date: March/April 2010 With Velvet Revolver on hiatus, the top-hatted guitar hero worked with several of his friends for his first true solo album, which he recorded mostly at Barefoot Studi ...

  40. BMG Rights Management Enters U.S.

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Germany's BMG Rights Management has started a U.S. operation with the opening of offices in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. Laurent Hubert has been appointed COO, North America. He will work from the company's New York office. Huber ...

  41. Kiss, Genesis, Chili Peppers Among Nominees For Rock Hall Of Fame

    September 23, 2009 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 KISS , the Red Hot Chili Peppers , Genesis , the Hollies , LL Cool J and Jimmy Cliff are first-time nominees among a dozen finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, according to a list released this morning by the Rock and Roll Ha ...

  42. ARIA Hall of Fame Inducts Five More

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Recording Industry Association added five more names into its Hall of Fame Thursday (Aug. 27) night. The artists ranged from '70s pop singer John Paul Young, whose hits "Love Is In The Air" and "Yesterday's ...

  43. Meat Loaf, Ace Frehley To Lead Rock Fantasy Camp

    August 13, 2009 5:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meat Loaf , Yes singer Jon Anderson and former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley will be the headline "counselors" at this year's Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, which will take place Nov. 17-22 in Hollywood. A shorter and less expensi ...

  44. Alice Cooper Lifts The Curtain On 'Theatre Of Death' Tour

    August 07, 2009 10:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a revamped set list and four onstage "deaths," Alice Cooper is shaking things up a bit with his just-launched Theatre of Death North American tour. "It's Alice all the way, but the formula is totally upside down and backward ...

  45. May 20, 2009

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe is sentenced to six months in jail and three years’ probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, Pamela Anderson, as she holds their infant son. 1981 – Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl, welcome their first child, da ...

  46. Allison Iraheta Slashed, 'American Idol' Top 3 Remain

    May 07, 2009 5:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" finalist Allison Iraheta has a reason to cry. The flame-haired 17-year-old high school student from Los Angeles, who crooned Janis Joplin's "Cry Baby" for her rock performance this week, was revealed Wednesda ...

  47. March 11, 2009

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Edmund Sylvers of the Sylvers dies of lung cancer in Richmond, Va. He is 47. 2003 – 311 designates 3/11 as their own personal holiday. 1998 – Stacey Guess of the Squirrel Nut Zippers dies of a drug overdose in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is 32. 1997 ...

  48. March 3, 2009

    March 03, 2009 2:40 PM EST – R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes successful brain surgery. Berry collapsed due to a brain aneurysm during a concert in Switzerland. 1994 – Kurt Cobain of Nirvana lapses into a coma in Rome after overdosing on Rohypnol and champagne. 1986 – ...

  49. Whiskey Falls

    February 24, 2009 6:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Whiskey Falls describes its musical style as a mix between "Hotel California" and "Sweet Home Alabama"—Calibama, in shorthand. If that combination sounds like a commercial winner, that's because it is. Without the support of ...

  50. Lions

    February 24, 2009 6:02 PM EST 0 0 0 South by Southwest has been good to Lions. In 2008, the band not only scored a management deal from Steve Hutton/Uppercut Management at the conference, but also secured a synch license to make its song "Metal Heavy Lady" a playable track i ...

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