1. The Beat: MusicCares Honors Ozzy Osbourne, Craig Ferguson as Industry Looks On

    May 13, 2014 5:02 PM EDT Good comedians have a knack for saying what an audience is already thinking. Dax Shepherd summed things up at Monday night's MusiCares MAP Fund event with the appropriate amount of inappropriateness when he noted "Ozzy Osbourne" an ...

  2. Matt Sorum's Fierce Joy, 'The Sea': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 10, 2014 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The ex-Guns N' Roses drummer returns with a new solo album... says Velvet Revolver is talking about a return. "We don't want to throw it away, 'cause it's something we built" When it comes to solo albums, Matt Sorum see ...

  3. Matt Sorum Joins Fight to Save Dolphins in Japan

    September 02, 2013 10:26 AM EDT Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum was in a remote Japanese fishing village Monday to protest against its annual dolphin hunt. Sorum, who now leads his own group, is the latest celebrity to join the increasingly global campaign to stop t ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    April 15, 2012 10:29 AM EDT (Getty Images) Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the ...

  6. Rock Hall Inducts Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    April 15, 2012 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the high rollers at t ...

  7. Rock Hall of Fame Pre-Parties Light Up Cleveland: Bowling With Red Hot Chili Peppers; Old-School Jam

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Eric B. & Rakim, Guns N' Roses, The Cure, Joan Jett Nominated for Rock and Ro ...

  8. Axl Rose Writes Letter To Rock Hall, Says He's Not Attending Induction

    April 11, 2012 6:03 PM EDT Fed up with "reunion lies" and looking to avoid awkward situations with ex-bandmates, Axl Rose has decided to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Guns N' Roses this Saturday (Apr. 14), and has asked to ha ...

  9. Axl Rose Not Attending Guns N' Roses' Rock Hall Induction

    April 11, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 GN'R Singer Pens Open Letter To Explain 'Personal' Decision Fed up with "reunion lies" and looking to avoid awkward situations with ex-bandmates, Axl Rose has decided to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ce ...

  10. Green Day To Induct Guns N' Roses Into Rock Hall

    April 03, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 One iconic band will send another (slightly older) iconic band into the annals of rock immortality, as Green Day will induct Guns N' Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Rolling Stone , Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tr ...

  11. Guns N' Roses Have 'No Real Plans' For Rock Hall Performance

    March 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nobody, it seems -- including current and former band members -- know whether Guns N' Roses will wind up playing at their April 12 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in Cleveland. But they'll certainly be in close enough proximity to tal ...

  12. SXSW Film: 'Sunset Strip' Screens; a Flaming Lip Scores; Goh Nakamura Performs

    March 11, 2012 9:57 AM EDT The rains washed away the glamor of the red carpet at the SXSW Film conference screening of "Nature Calls," Todd Rohal's film starring Patton Oswalt. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Heavy rains continued Saturday as the SXSW Film Festival slogg ...

  13. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  14. All Original Guns N' Roses Members Will Be at Rock Hall Induction

    February 14, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Keyboardist Dizzy Reed: "It's one of those things I'm sure will all come together and be really cool." Whether the group plays together or not remains to be seen, but it appears there will be some sort of reunion of Guns 'N ...

  15. Mike Starr Remembered by Alice in Chains Bandmates, Rockers

    March 09, 2011 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 A lice in Chains members Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney have spoken out about their former bandmate and bassist Mike Starr, who was found dead Tuesday (Mar. 8) in a house in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Jerry and Sean are mourning the loss of their f ...

  16. Velvet Revolver Courting New Mystery Singer, Says Drummer

    December 21, 2010 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Even as it rolls out a new concert DVD from its original incarnation, Velvet Revolver is in the "dating" stages with a new singer whose identity is still being kept under wraps but who the group is "very excited" about, according ...

  17. Macy Gray: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 10:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Sellout" (Concord, June 22) After a three-year absence, Macy Gray returns with a new album and label. And for the first time since her 1999 breakthrough, "On How Life Is," the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter says &quo ...

  18. Hagar Inks With New Roadrunner Imprint

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sammy Hagar is the first signing to new Roadrunner imprint Loud & Proud, which will focus on established artists. His label debut, "Cosmic Universal Fashion," will arrive Nov. 18. Sammy Hagar is the first signing to new Roadrunner impr ...

  19. Velvet Revolver Still Mulling New Frontman

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Contrary to reports suggesting former Spacehog frontman Royston Langdon is in line to become the new singer of Velvet Revolver, the band is still making up its mind about who will replace Scott Weilan Contrary to reports suggesting former Spacehog f ...

  20. Navarro, Sorum And Cantrell Lead Roxy Rock Jam

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A cast of rock heavyweights crammed the Roxy stage in Hollywood Thursday night (May 1) for a jam session that found the likes of Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro, Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath and Matt Soru A cast of rock heavyweights cramm ...

  21. Stone Temple Pilots Rock Houdini Mansion

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The reunited Stone Temple Pilots solidified their summer reunion tour plans last night (April 7) with a brief performance at the former estate of magician Harry Houdini, tucked away in Los Angeles' Ho The reunited Stone Temple Pilots solidified ...

  22. Velvet Revolver Boots Scott Weiland

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After feuding publicly for the past two weeks, Velvet Revolver and frontman Scott Weiland have officially parted ways, according to a statement from founding members Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum an After feuding publicly for the past two weeks, V ...

  23. Velvet Revolver Boots Scott Weiland

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After feuding publicly for the past two weeks, Velvet Revolver and frontman Scott Weiland have officially parted ways, according to a statement from founding members Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner. "This band is all about it ...

  24. Stone Temple Pilots Plotting Extensive Tour

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The recently reunited Stone Temple Pilots can add a full-fledged summer amphitheater tour to its previously announced U.S. festival dates, Billboard.com has learned. The recently reunited Stone Temple Pilots can add a full-fledged summer amphitheate ...

  25. Slash: Weiland Playing With STP This Summer

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After Velvet Revolver wraps a spring tour in support of its second album, "Libertad," frontman Scott Weiland will rejoin his former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots for a handful of summer reunion sho After Velvet Revolver wraps a spring t ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News P ...

  28. Ex-Jane's Members Working On Debut Album

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Panic Channel, a new band featuring former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Stephen Perkins, plus Skycycle vocalist Steve Isaacs, has recorded more than ha The Panic Channel, a new band featuring for ...

  29. Weiland Ordered To Live-In Drug Programs

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Scott Weiland was ordered yesterday (Oct. 30) in Pasadena, Calif., to report to a live-in detox program followed by six months in a residential drug rehab center. The court order followed the Stone Te Scott Weiland was ordered yesterday (Oct. 30) in ...

  30. Weiland Falls Afoul Of Law Again

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Embattled Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has once again gotten himself into legal trouble. The artist was arrested early Monday morning (Oct. 27) in Hollywood after a traff Embattled Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver fr ...

  31. STP Says 'Thanks' With Bonus DVD

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You," will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends an A special edition of Stone Temple ...

  32. Billboard Bits: 'Step Up' Benefits, The Polyphonic Spree, The Strokes

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on 'Step Up,' Polyphonic Spree, Strokes Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath are among those who will perform at a pair of Vanity Fair In Concert events benefiting the Step Up Women's Network. As previously re ...

  33. Velvet Revolver Loads Up With RCA

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- the new band featuring Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum plus David Kushner of Suicidal As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- ...

  34. Weiland Gets Three Years Probation

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years probation Thursday in Pasadena, Calif., following a May arrest on two felony drug possession charges. Weiland wi Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Sco ...

  35. Velvet Revolver Hits The Studio

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first release from Velvet Revolver, featuring Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, The first release from Velvet Revolver, feat ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born Velvet Revolver, the new band featuring Guns N' Roses vets Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, will likely ...

  37. Velvet Revolver Loads Up For Live Debut

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Velvet Revolver will play its first show tonight (June 19) at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre. Velvet Revolver -- the new group featuring Guns N' Roses vets Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former St ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Alabama, Crash Radio

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Velvet Revolver, Alabama, Crash Radio The new group featuring Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses' Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, and Suicidal Tendencies' Dave Kushner has been christened Velvet Revolv ...

  39. GNR/Weiland Band Goes To The Movies

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rumors continue to swirl about the status of the new band featuring three ex-members of Guns N' Roses. And while the project, said to be named Reloaded and featuring Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Rumors continue to swirl about the status o ...

  40. Ex-Gunners Still Searching For Singer

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Project" -- the yet-to-be-officially-christened group of original Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum -- is still auditioning singers, but there's some sti "The Project" -- t ...

  41. Bogus Investor Derails Tosh Tribute Set

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include contributions from Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, and former members of Guns 'N Roses, is in danger of being d A planned tribute album honoring late regga ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Sundance, Foo Fighters, Springsteen

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Sundance, Foo Fighters, Springsteen A star-studded crowd turned out last night (Jan. 22) at Harry O's in Park City, Utah, to watch Beck, Ben Lee, and DJ Z-Trip serenade an HBO party as part of the annual Sundance Film Festival. Beck ...

  43. 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 ...