1. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert

    September 04, 2014 8:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Harrison will be remembered with a all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this fall, featuring performances by Brian Wilson , Norah Jones , the Killers ' Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips ' Wayne Coyne and Steven ...

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  3. Slash Raves About Myles Kennedy, Says 'Lie' Almost Didn't Happen

    May 21, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Who needs multiple singers when you've got Myles Kennedy? Slash's new album, "Apocalyptic Love" (out May 22), only employs the one singer unlike the self-titled rock album the guitarist released in 2010 which features an assorted ...

  4. The Cult's Ian Astbury: 'A Lot of Rock Has Lost Its Teeth'

    January 31, 2012 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Believes 'Choice of Weapon,' First Studio Album in 5 Years, May 'Polarize Our Audience' This spring, The Cult plans to unleash what frontman Ian Astbury considers "one of the strongest records we've ever made." Ast ...

  5. The Doors Prep 'L.A. Woman' Reissue with 'Amazing' Bonus Material

    November 11, 2011 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Full details are forthcoming, but Doors guitarist Robby Krieger says the upgraded and expanded edition of the original group's 1971 swan song "L.A. Woman," due out early next year, is a revelation. "It's pretty cool," K ...

  6. Slash Enlists Ozzy, Iggy, Kid Rock For Solo Debut

    March 08, 2010 9:57 AM EST 0 0 0 As a former member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver , Slash knows more than most musicians about what he calls "band drama." "It just goes hand in hand with rock 'n' roll," the 44-year-old guitarist says with a ...

  7. Ian Astbury In 'Love' With Film, Theater, Music Projects

    June 01, 2009 12:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 In between gigs with the Cult and recent studio collaborations with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, the Cult's Ian Astbury is in the process of adding the titles of theater producer and filmmaker to his resume. The singer is donating his time and tal ...

  8. Doors Legal Dispute Nearing Resolution

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of the Doors now that the California Supreme Court has refused to take up their case. The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of th ...

  9. Astbury: Cult Will Open For Zeppelin In '08

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Not only is Led Zeppelin going back on the road in 2008, but they've selected the Cult as their opening act. That's according to Cult frontman Ian Astbury, who blabbed the news Saturday (Nov. 17) duri Not only is Led Zeppelin going back on ...

  10. Astbury: Cult Will Open For Zeppelin In '08

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Not only is Led Zeppelin going back on the road in 2008, but they've selected the Cult as their opening act. That's according to Cult frontman Ian Astbury, who blabbed the news Saturday (Nov. 17) during a show in Cincinnati. According to ...

  11. The Cult Gets Back To Basics On 'Born Into This'

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If the Cult's 2001 reunion album, "Beyond Good and Evil," was a heavily produced, muscular rock affair, the band took the opposite approach on the forthcoming "Born Into This," due Oct. 2 via New Wild If the Cult's 2001 ...

  12. Desert Rock

    July 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's no surprise the spotlight doesn't appear to suit James Lavelle. As the primary creative force UNKLE, he's pulled together three albums behind the scenes "Oz" style, integrating the sounds of some It's no surprise t ...

  13. Exclusive: The Cult Inks With Roadrunner

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran British rock act the Cult has signed with Roadrunner, Billboard.com can reveal. The group's first new album since 2001's Atlantic set "Beyond Good and Evil" will be released Sept. 25 in conjun Veteran British rock act the ...

  14. Homme, Astbury, Autolux Join UNKLE's 'War'

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Josh Homme, the Cult's Ian Astbury, Massive Attack's 3D, Autolux, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, Jeordie White and the Duke Spirit are among the guests on the third UNKLE album, "War Stories," due July 24 Josh Homme, the Cult ...

  15. The Cult / May 26, 2006 / Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With no new album or "greatest hits plus two new songs" collection to tour behind, it seems a bit odd that the Cult would see 2006 as the right time to return. With no new album or "greatest hits plus two new songs" collection to ...

  16. UNKLE Revs Up With Homme, Dalle, Astbury

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 James Lavelle's UNKLE project is progressing on its third studio album, which is presently being mixed in London and expected for a summer release via Global Underground. James Lavelle's UNKLE project is progressing on its third studio alb ...

  17. The Cult Energized For 2006 Tour

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After a three-and-a-half year break, veteran rock act the Cult will return to the road this spring. After a three-and-a-half year break, veteran rock act the Cult will return to the road this spring. The group, which features core members Ian Astbur ...

  18. Doors Drummer Wins Suit Over Band Name

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The former drummer for the Doors won a permanent injunction on Friday preventing his bandmates from using the rock group's name while touring with a revamped version of the legendary 1960s act. The former drummer for the Doors won a permanent i ...

  19. Ask Billboard

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Cult, Stevie Nicks/Deep Dish and AC/DC. CULTISH Dear Keith, I have been a fan of the Cult for a good long while now. I recently saw the band's singer Ian Astbury enjoying living his Jim ...

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Decades Rock,' Nada Surf, Foo Fighters

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on 'Decades Rock,' Nada Surf, Foo Fighters VH1 Classic and World Productions have created "Decades Rock Live," a new live concert series featuring rock and soul artists who have influenced popular music over the past 50 year ...

  21. Doors Revisit 'L.A. Woman,' Head To Paris

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger have something special in mind for their Aug. 24 performance at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y. The group, touring under the name Doors 21st Century Original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Kri ...

  22. Copeland Settles With Doors Members

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has amicably settled his lawsuit against two surviving members of the Doors, now touring under the moniker the Doors of the 21st Century. Copeland had sued the g Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has amica ...

  23. Manzarek: 21st Century Reunion Is One-Time Thing

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped fuel the summer of love and 31 years after the band's enigmatic frontman Jim Morrison died a mysterious death in Paris, keyboardist Ray Manzarek Nearly 36 years after the Do ...

  24. Judge Won't Bar Use Of Doors Name

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A judge tentatively declined Monday to issue a temporary restraining order barring the Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger from using the band's name on their concert tour, but withheld a fin A judge tentatively declined Monday to issu ...

  25. Morrison Kin Sue New Doors

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The estates of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison and his wife, Pam Courson, have filed an 11-count trademark-infringement lawsuit against original band members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger, among ot The estates of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison ...

  26. Stewart Copeland Sues Surviving Doors

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract suit against two surviving members of the Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger. Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has filed $1 million breach of oral contract ...

  27. Densmore Sues Over New Doors Lineup

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of the Doors, has filed a multiple-count lawsuit against surviving original band members Ray Manzarek and Robert Krieger, among others. The suit revolves a John Densmore, former drummer and co-founder of ...

  28. Copeland's Broken Arm Forces Doors Postponement

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Two surviving members of the Doors had hoped to debut a reconstituted version of the band next week, but those plans are now on hold until next year after fill-in drummer Stewart Copeland suffered a b Two surviving members of the Doors had hoped to ...

  29. Copeland, Astbury Join Doors For Long Haul

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Cult vocalist Ian Astbury (singing the late Jim Morrison's parts) weren't just temporary additions to the Doors' lineup for last weekend's show in Fontana, Calif. A Police drummer Stewart Copel ...

  30. Doors Draft Stewart Copeland For Reunion Shows

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 No drummer, no problem. The Doors have snagged former Police drummer Stewart Copeland to fill in for the ailing John Densmore at a show tonight (Sept. 6) at the California Motor Speedway. No drummer, no problem. The Doors have snagged former Police ...

  31. Doors, STP, Dylan Saddle Up For 'Open Road'

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, and Tim McGraw are among the acts that will perform on select dates for motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson's 100th anniversary Open Road tour. The 10-ci The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, ...

  32. Reunited Cult Kicks Off North American Tour In June

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having reunited and recorded its first new studio album in seven years, U.K. rock act the Cult will kick off a North American tour June 14 in Reno. The group will take Monster Magnet and Stabbing West Having reunited and recorded its first new studi ...