1. Jim Donio on What to Expect at This Week's Rebranded Music Biz (Read: Not NARM) Convention

    May 05, 2014 10:00 AM EDT With the first annual Music Business Association (Music Biz) convention being staged in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel from May 6-9, Billboard caught up with the trade group's president Jim Donio to see what was in stor ...

  2. Kid Rock, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch Headlining Rocklahoma 2014

    February 12, 2014 9:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Twisted Sister, Motorhead also set to perform this May Kid Rock, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch and Motorhead are among the headliners of this year's Rocklahoma. In its eighth iteration, the Oklahoma rock festival will bring in a score of top ...

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  4. Clay Aiken: 'American Idol' is Now All About the Judges

    December 15, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 "I don't even know if they remember there are contestants anymore," says the former "Idol" finalist. After a five-year break, Clay Aiken says he was long overdue to bring a Christmas show back on the road. "It doesn ...

  5. The Beat 8/23: Taylor Swift Breaks Records, Avril & Chad Get Engaged

    August 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, Aug. 23 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In toda ...

  6. The Beat 08/23: Avril & Chad Get Engaged, Taylor Swift Breaks Records

    The Beat 08/23: Avril & Chad Get Engaged, Taylor Swift Breaks Records

    August 23, 2012 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 08/23: Taylor Swift Breaks Records, Avril & Chad Get Engaged Flo Rida , jonathan brooks , The Doors , dee snider , Dinosaur Jr. , tim heidecker , Billboard , taylor swift , Marilyn Manson , Rob Zombie Videos Taylor Swift Avril Lavigne B ...

  7. Dee Snider Blasts Romney Camp's Use of Twisted Sister Hit

    August 22, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 UPDATE: Twisted Sister founding guitarist Jay Jay French announces that he, too, shall not take it; delivers a blistering rebuke of Paul Ryan to Roll Call. Read It Are there any recording stars not named "Kid" or "Jr." willing to ...

  8. The Beat 8/14: Mariah's Triple Single, Insane Clown Posse vs. FBI

    The Beat 8/14: Mariah's Triple Single, Insane Clown Posse vs. FBI

    August 14, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/14: Mariah Seeing Triple with Newest Release, “Insane Clown Posse” Ready to Fight FBI... jonathan brooks , featuredVideo1 , American Idol , dee snider , Insane Clown Posse , Billboard , Kenny Chesney , fbi , Austin , Tim Mcgraw Videos Ame ...

  9. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Dee Snider (Exclusive Video)

    June 26, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Twisted Sister frontman discusses 'Rock of Ages,' his new Broadway covers album and 'Celebrity Apprentice' (and doesn't pull any punches). No Billboard employees were harmed in the making of this interview. "In the ...

  10. Dee Snider on Broadway Album: 'Career Suicide or Brilliance'

    May 16, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dee Snider recently unveiled the first video from "Dee Does Broadway," his album of show tunes, which Razor & Tie released on May 8 . The video is for "Mack the Knife," the English language translation of Kurt Weill and Berto ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Dee Snider Slips on the Pleather in Horror Sitcom, 'Holliston'

    April 02, 2012 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 GWAR's Oderus Ungerus Plays Himself in New FEARnet Series: Watch Preview GWAR singer Oderus Urungus portrays himself in FEARnet's new series "Holliston." Dee Snider, on the other hand, is adamant that the character he plays, Lanc ...

  13. Musicians Hit Sour Note on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    April 02, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider fired and Aubrey O'Day storms off, leaving Clay Aiken the show's lone survivor (maybe?) among musical acts. Sunday night will go down as the day the music (maybe/mostly) died on the 2012 season of NBC's " ...

  14. Clay Aiken, Dee Snider Tapped For 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    January 04, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Mob boss widow Victoria Gotti, singer Clay Aiken and IndyCar champ Michael Andretti are on tap for the next edition of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." Host Donald Trump announced the new batch of contenders on Wednesday's "Tod ...

  15. Billboard Bits: Pink Talks Baby Names, Bon Jovi Going on Hiatus

    November 30, 2010 5:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Reveals Top Choice for Baby Name When Pink announced on " Ellen " Nov. 17 that she was expecting a child, it didn't take long for the name game to beg ...

  16. Dee Snider Joins Broadway's 'Rock of Ages'

    October 01, 2010 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The musical "Rock of Ages" is going to get a little twisted this month. Producers said Thursday that Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider will make his Broadway debut as Dennis in the show for an 11-week run starting Oct. 11. Dee Snider Keep ...

  17. Why Bret Michaels & Other Music Stars Turn to Reality TV for Fame, Fortune

    September 08, 2010 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 B ret Michaels , veteran of six-count 'em, six-reality shows, has two bits of advice for artists looking to break into the genre: "Never wear white on TV unless you're at your fighting weight," he says. "And never drink too ...

  18. Dee Snider Keeps It Real on 'Growing Up Twisted'

    August 03, 2010 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 T wisted Sister frontman Dee Snider's new family reality series, "Growing Up Twisted," just debuted on A&E, but the show's concept dates back two decades. Snider tells Billboard.com that good pal Howard Stern was the first to ...

  19. Ronnie James Dio, Metal Legend, Dead at 67

    May 16, 2010 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Seminal heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio -- the voice for Elf, Blackmore's Rainbow , Black Sabbath , his own band Dio and, most recently, Heaven & Hell -- has lost his battle with stomach cancer, passing away Sunday at M.D. Anderson Hosp ...

  20. March 15, 2009

    March 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bob Seger, George Harrison, Jackson Browne, Prince, the Dells, Traffic and ZZ Top are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 1999 – Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Paul McCartney and th ...

  21. CMT's 'Gone Country 2' Reveals Cast

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, Grammy and Academy Award winner Irene Cara, "American Idol" finalist Mikalah Gordon, singer Jermaine Jackson, NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, actor Former Skid Row frontman Sebastia ...

  22. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic ...

  23. Iglesias Jr. Triumphs On 'Gone Country'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Latin star Julio Iglesias Jr., whose father famously dueted with Willie Nelson, is the winner of the CMT reality show "Gone Country." Latin star Julio Iglesias Jr., whose father famously dueted with Willie Nelson, is the winner of the CMT ...

  24. John Rich Recording Solo Album

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Rich, who along with Big Kenny Alphin makes up genre-bending duo Big & Rich, will release a solo album later this year on Warner Bros. John Rich, who along with Big Kenny Alphin makes up genre-bending duo Big & Rich, will release a solo ...

  25. Big & Rich Taking Touring Break In '08

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Big & Rich's upcoming and first-ever Canadian tour will likely be the genre-bending duo's last for a while. The long-lasting effects of a car accident involving a drunk driver a few years ago will Big & Rich's upcoming and fir ...

  26. Music On TV: July 16 - July 22

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 16 - July 22, 2007. MONDAY, July 16 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold. "Greek," ABC Family Channel Featured artist(s): Plain White T's. "The Dail ...

  27. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic ...

  28. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Jeff Beck begins a headlining U.S. tour at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., in support of his current Epic album, "Who Else!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Prince, th ...

  29. Metal Veterans Salute Iron Maiden

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by ...

  30. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 19-24, 2005).

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting the best of music offerings on television (April 19-24, 2005). BYE BYE BYE: I'd actually not planned on writing anything in this space this week, as it's been decided to discontinue the "Fine ...

  31. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam 2004 - Prince, the late George Harri ...

  32. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 22-28)

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 22-28, 2004). HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Readers here in the United States know that this week is a special one. The Thanksgiving Day holiday generally means family gatherings big and small and all ...

  33. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004) Well, the Olympics are over... Watching the closing ceremonies and the MTV Video Music Awards was a challenge, but I was up for it. I have to say ...

  34. Twisted Sister Cleans It Up For Kids

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 the '80s, Al and Tipper Gore accused them of endangering the morals of America's youth and undermining parental authority. Two decades later, the reunited Twisted Sister is playing New Jersey's two mo In the '80s, Al and Tipper G ...

  35. Twisted Sister Kicks Off Reunion With USO Stint

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 's pop metal act Twisted Sister will reunite next month for a brief USO tour and select U.S. and European dates over the summer. On behalf of the USO, the band will perform at one Air Force base a 1980's pop metal act Twisted Sister wi ...

  36. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist and national newcomer. Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" 2001 - Singer Ayman ta ...

  37. Lit Label Gets Active

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dirty Martini, the label founded in 1999 by modern rock act Lit, will on June 26 release Handsome Devil's single "Makin' Money," with the band's album, "Love and Kisses From the Underground," due to f Dirty Martini ...