1. The Doors Light Up Sunset With Linda Perry, Dead Sara + More

    August 17, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 All-Star Tribute Caps 'The Doors Day' in West Hollywood ... Billboard Chats With John Densmore, Marilyn Manson, Billy Morrison The city of West Hollywood declared August 16, 2012 to be "The Doors Day" in a celebration that honore ...

  2. Backbeat: Slash Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Honored By Charlie Sheen, DJ Jim Ladd

    July 12, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Slash holds his Hollywood Walk of Fame star. (Photo: Scott Uchida) Hollywood was filled with top hats, afro wigs, tattoos and leather on Tuesday as Slash became the first member of Guns N' Roses to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ...

  3. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard' ...

  4. Tom Petty Plays Radio Benefit, Pays Tribute To Fired KLOS DJ Jim Ladd

    October 31, 2011 11:33 AM EDT Twenty songs, two hours. Ho-hum -- another typical Tom Petty and the Heartbreakersconcert, right? Ha. Factor in this: a small venue, deep tracks the band hasn't deployed in ages - including two that Petty said they'd never played live - ...

  5. Jim Ladd 'Stunned' at Being Let Go From KLOS; Freeform DJ Inspired Tom Petty's 'Last DJ'

    October 27, 2011 10:25 AM EDT Layoffs hit the radio industry hard on Wednesday as reports emerged that Clear Channel was letting go hundreds of employees in small to mid-sized markets in favor of "Premium Choice" content; format-specific programming syndicated to sta ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Petty Fires Back Against 'DJ' Lawsuit

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty has responded to a $4.5 million lawsuit recently filed against himself and KLOS disc jockey Jim Ladd in Los Angeles County Superior Court, regarding the singer's 2002 Warner Bros. album and Tom Petty has responded to a $4.5 million la ...

  9. Lawsuit Targets Petty's 'Last DJ'

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Action alleges contract breach, fraud. Tom Petty has been hit with a bad-faith lawsuit over the origins of the album and single "The Last DJ" (Warner Bros.). The suit, filed Oct. 6 in Los Angeles Superior Court, names Petty, KLOS-FM Radi ...