1. Exclusive: Mike Easterlin Named GM of Roadrunner

    November 15, 2012 1:20 PM EST Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records, has ascended to GM, filling the void created by the departure of label president Jonas Nachsin , which was announced yesterday. Earlier this month, Easterlin received another promotion when ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  4. Layoffs at Roadrunner Records; Founder/CEO Cees Wessels Stepping Down

    April 26, 2012 4:56 PM EDT In a changing of the guard at Roadrunner Records, founder/CEO Cees Wessels is leaving the label 17 months after the completion of its sale to the Warner Music Group . Concurrent with his departure, approximately 36 staffers worldwide were let go t ...

  5. Nickelback Take on Haters: 'We Don't Hear Many Complaints'

    November 29, 2011 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been a challenging fall for Nickelback . As the Canadian quartet prepared for the Nov. 21 release of its seventh album, "Here and Now" (Roadrunner Records), the band was named the No. 1 musical turn-off in a poll conducted by Tas ...

  6. Lenny Kravitz Returns With 'Black and White America,' Countless Partnerships

    August 12, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last year, Lenny Kravitz gave fans a taste of new music by tweeting a short clip of he and trumpeter Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews in the studio performing "Life Ain't Ever Been Better Than It Is Now." Video: Sneak peek of ...

  7. Korn Returns To Its Roots With 'Remember' Album

    June 25, 2010 1:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new Korn album comes by its title honestly: Following a pair of efforts on which the pioneering nü-metal band pushed its sound in unlikely new directions, "Remember Who You Are" presents a return to the moody but muscular style that dr ...

  8. Exclusive: Nickelback Talks New Album

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for 2005's "All the Right Reasons" gave confidence to Nickelback as it set out to make its sixth studio album, "Dark Horse.": "No, because look w Chad Kroeger laugh ...

  9. Slipknot

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was 1999, and his label had convinced Ozzfest organizers to put its newly signed band, Slipknot, on the festival's The moment is burned into the mind of Roadru ...

  10. Slipknot: Chaos Theory

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The moment is burned into the mind of Roadrunner Records president Jonas Nachsin. It was 1999, and his label had convinced Ozzfest organizers to put its newly signed band, Slipknot, on the festival's second stage. Curious to see the band in a ...

  11. Nickelback: A View From The Top

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at the end of the cycle for 2001's "Silver Side Up"—a five-times-platinum juggernaut that launched three hit singles including the Nickelback's Chad Kroeger ...

  12. Slipknot Emerges From The Middle Of 'Iowa'

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Records publicist says of the label's platinum shock-thrashers Slipknot. For most bands, this much is implied. But most bands aren't like Slipknot. In fact, most groups have nothing in common with th "They take their music very seriou ...