1. Judas Priest Hell Bent for Rock Fantasy Camp's First Metal Edition

    August 26, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Rob Halford talks Vegas and the legendary band's next album: "It's heavy. It's something we think our Priest fans will be thrilled with" Rob Halford is curious to see who -- and what -- turns up in Las Vegas early next yea ...

  2. Five Finger Death Punch to Unleash 'Righteous' New Album on July 30

    June 05, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Los Angeles-based metal outfit Five Finger Death Punch will release the first half of its double album, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1," on July 30. A deluxe edition of the album will be accompanied wi ...

  3. Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Somber But Celebratory Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:46 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darre ...

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  5. The Beat 8/08: Christina Aguilera helps Special Olympics, Drake's Aaliyah song

    The Beat 8/08: Christina Aguilera helps Special Olympics, Drake's Aaliyah song

    August 08, 2012 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/08: Christina Aguilera and others sign up to help Special Olympics, Drake upsets with new Aaliyah song post to his blog jonathan brooks , A Very Special Christmas , Dave Mathews , drake , featuredVideo1 , Marvin Hamlisch , Billboard , Jud ...

  6. Judas Priest Hints at New Music for 2013

    August 06, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rob Halford says "gut feeling tells me we'll see something next year" Judas Priest plans to be screaming again soon -- not necessarily for vengeance, but with some new music to follow up its 2008 concept album "Nostradamus." ...

  7. Why The Wanted Play Gay Clubs: Marketing, Music And The LGBT Community's Mainstream Music Clout

    June 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When the Wanted was looking to book its first major U.S. gigs in January, the British pop group didn't just call up Live Nation or AEG to reach the tween- and teen-girl fan base courted by the generations of boy bands that had come before the ...

  8. Grammy Museum Opens First Ever Heavy Metal Exhibit

    April 12, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Slayer's Marshall stacks greet visitors coming up form the ground floor. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Prior to the Revolver Golden Gods Award Show yesterday (April 12), the Grammy Museum opened its first-ever heavy metal exhibit, "Golden Gods: Th ...

  9. The National Association of Music Merchants Show Attracts Metal Luminaries, Newfound Kinship

    January 23, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 2012 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show saw 95,709 registered attendees checking out 1,441 exhibitors, educational seminars, jam sessions and artist signings over four days in Anaheim, California. The turnout was up from 90,11 ...

  10. Judas Priest's Halford: 'There Will Be a New Record Next Year'

    September 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Judas Priest is in the midst of a worldwide farewell tour -- of sorts -- frontman Rob Halford promises the group is not exactly going away. In fact, he says, the iconic heavy metal troupe is well on its way towards making its next album. Halfo ...

  11. Judas Priest Announces Farewell Tour Dates

    December 08, 2010 5:26 AM EST 0 0 0 After nearly four decades of performing, veteran heavy metal group Judas Priest has announced that its 2011 world tour will be its last. Eight initial dates have been announced for the farewell tour, all of which are rock festivals in Europe. A mess ...

  12. Ozzfest / Aug. 22, 2010 / Camden, NJ

    August 31, 2010 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Several downpours drenched the Susquehanna Bank Center during Ozzfest's visit to Camden, N.J. on Aug. 22, but they did little to dampen fans' spirits they waited for music's Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne , to make his grand entran ...

  13. Ozzy, Motley Crue, Halford Lead Six-Date Ozzfest Bill

    May 03, 2010 9:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 After staging a one-off event in 2008 and taking a year off in 2009, Ozzfest is returning this summer with a six-city North American amphitheater run that will feature main stage performances by Ozzy Osbourne , Mötley Crüe and Rob Halford . The trek ...

  14. Stars Speak Up on the Grammy Red Carpet

    February 01, 2010 5:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, comes straight from the red carpet at last night's 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. We found out what the Grammys meant to top stars including Best Metal Performance winner Rob Halfo ...

  15. The Daily Noise 2.1.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 2.1.2010 - Billboard.com

    February 01, 2010 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Bill Werde interviews Sean Paul, Rob Halford, Paramore, Phoenix, Alice In Chains and other stars on the red carpet at the Grammys, and finds out what the awards mean to them. Flo Rida , Silversun Pickups , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Gramm ...

  16. Ozzy's Got Game, Lady Sovereign Gets Booked

    September 29, 2009 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Ozzy Osbourne stars in the video game Brutal Legend, which draws on heavy metal imagery and lyrics and features more than 100 metal songs. Also appearing in the game, out on Oct. ...

  17. Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Black Star In 'Brutal Legend'

    September 28, 2009 1:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amid the din of all the other music-based games being released this fall comes a decidedly unique twist on the convergence between music and videogames: "Brütal Legend." Unlike the play-along focus of the "Guitar Hero" and " ...

  18. Judas Priest's 'British Steel' Track-By-Track

    June 26, 2009 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Judas Priest Songwriters Give Inside Look At Tracks On Classic Album 'British Steel' To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its landmark album "British Steel," Judas Priest will showcase the set in its entirety on a series of U.S. ...

  19. Judas Priest Digs Deep For 'Evil' Live Album

    May 26, 2009 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Judas Priest has chosen 10 songs not previously released in live album form for its next concert set -- "A Touch of Evil: Live," which is due out July 14, in the midst of the band's U.S. summer tour. "A Touch of Evil" includ ...

  20. Judas Priest To Revisit 'British Steel' On Summer Tour

    March 27, 2009 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Judas Priest plans to play albums from its past and present in their entirety this year. The group will hold a preliminary 30th anniversary of its 1980 "British Steel" album during a 17-date North American summer concert tour that kicks of ...

  21. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped War ...

  22. Judas Priest Leads Summer 'Metal Masters' Tour

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Judas Priest will lead the bill for the first "Metal Masters" tour this summer, which will also feature Heaven & Hell, Motorhead and Testament. The Live Nation-sponsored trek begins Aug. 6 in Camd Judas Priest will lead the bill for th ...

  23. Judas Priest Leads Summer 'Metal Masters' Tour

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Judas Priest will lead the bill for the first "Metal Masters" tour this summer, which will also feature Heaven & Hell, Motorhead and Testament. The Live Nation-sponsored trek begins Aug. 6 in Camden, N.J. "We insisted on a class ...

  24. Judas Priest Finally Takes On 'Nostradamus'

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Over two years in the making, Judas Priest will finally unveil its 16th studio album, "Nostradamus," June 17 via Epic in North America and a day earlier internationally. Over two years in the making, Judas Priest will finally unveil its 16 ...

  25. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped War ...

  26. Super D, Metal God Ink Deal

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Super D Independent Distribution has signed Rob Halford's Metal God Entertainment to a U.S. distribution deal. The first release under the deal will be "Metal God Essentials Volume 1," which features 13 tracks, including songs from ...

  27. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Mindy McCready, Kenny Chesney, Jason Sellers, Ray Vega, Sara Evans, Ricochet's Heath Wright, Skip Ewing and Kippi Brannon join catalyst Randy Owen for a special "We Are the World"-style 2001 - R&B singer ...

  28. Judas Priest Meets Nostradamus On New CD

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although Judas Priest has accomplished just about everything a heavy metal band could possibly hope for, Rob Halford and company have yet to tackle a concept album. Although Judas Priest has accomplished just about everything a heavy metal band coul ...

  29. Tipton Revisits Entwistle Recordings

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 By the mid 1990s -- an era where singer Rob Halford had exited and Judas Priest had yet to find his replacement, Ripper Owens -- guitarist Glenn Tipton was unsure of his band's future. By the mid 1990s -- an era where singer Rob Halford had exi ...

  30. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Mindy McCready, Kenny Chesney, Jason Sellers, Ray Vega, Sara Evans, Ricochet's Heath Wright, Skip Ewing and Kippi Brannon join catalyst Randy Owen for a special "We Are the World"-style 2001 - R&B singer ...

  31. Ask Billboard

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Donnas, Judas Priest and more. LIFE IN DONNALAND Hi Keith, I've been a fan of the Donnas (and your column) for a while. What are the U.S. sales figures for all of their albums? I know th ...

  32. Angel of Retribution

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "Angel of Retribution." And "classic Priest" is the only way to describe the musical reunion of vocalist Rob Halford with guitarists Gle Judas Priest fans have been ...

  33. 50 Cent Massacres Album Chart Competition

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The latest album from 50 Cent far outpaced the competition to debut this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Particularly notable is that 1.14 million copies of "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Intersc The latest album from 50 Cent far outp ...

  34. Hot Product

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Judas Priest Priest Redux Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope that there would some day be a reunion. In 2003, their wish came true: Halford rejoined the group with news of a summer Ozzfest berth ...

  35. Priest Promises 'Retribution,' World Tour

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope that there would some day be a reunion. In 2003, their wish came true: Halford rejoined the group with news of Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act ...

  36. 'Dimebag' Darrell Memorial Set For Tonight

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Slain Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott will be saluted with a public memorial service tonight (Dec. 14) at the Convention Center in Arlington, Texas. Slain Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbot ...

  37. Ozzy, Slayer, Priest, Slipknot Set For Ozzfest

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Slayer, Judas Priest with Rob Halford and Slipknot will join Ozzy Osbourne as the acts on this year's Ozzfest, set to begin in early July, Billboard.biz has learned. Details of the festival tour will Slayer, Judas Priest with Rob Halford and ...

  38. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies whe ...

  39. Judas Priest Reunites With Halford

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Judas Priest will reteam with estranged lead singer Rob Halford for a new album and tour in 2004, marking the veteran British heavy metal band's 30th anniversary. It's been more than a dozen years sin Judas Priest will reteam with estrange ...

  40. Police: Spector Met Woman Hours Before Death

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Police think legendary rock producer Phil Spector murdered an actress in the foyer of his hilltop home just hours after meeting her at the House of Blues nightclub on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip where s Police think legendary rock producer Phil S ...

  41. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies whe ...

  42. Crucible

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Resurrection, the debut album of ex-Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford's namesake band, won widespread head-banging approval from metal critics in 2000. Resurrection, the debut album of ex-Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford's namesake band, ...

  43. Judas Priest Hits The Road, Readies DVD

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest is planning a summer North American tour to coincide with the July 23 release of a concert DVD, "Live in London," via SPV USA. The tour will kick off July 5 in Veteran heavy metal outfit Judas Priest ...

  44. Judas Priest Plans 2002 Tour

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Judas Priest will kick off a North American club and theater tour Jan. 17 at Las Vegas' House of Blues. The veteran U.K. heavy metal act, whose Japanese tour plays Osaka's Kouseinenkin Hall tonight (D Judas Priest will kick off a North Ame ...

  45. Art Imitates Life For Judas Priest Frontman

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In Tim "Ripper" Owens' surreal world, life provides many surprises. It wasn't long ago he literally went from cover band singer to frontman of Judas Priest, replacing Rob Halford. Now, his improbable In Tim "Ripper" Owe ...

  46. Demolition

    August 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 From the first crackling guitar strains of the set-opening "Machine Man," one can almost hear Beavis and Butthead shouting, "This rocks!" off in the distance—and it certainly does. From the first crackling guitar strains of the s ...

  47. Stars Party Hard For MTV's 20th

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to throwing parties for itself, no TV network does it quite like MTV. The network's 20th anniversary celebration -- which took place last Night (Aug. 1) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroo When it comes to throwing parties for ...

  48. MTV Anniversary Bash Swells

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, MTV's star-studded 20th anniversary celebration is growing by leaps and bound. The latest artists confirmed to perform during the Aug. 1 "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal" show at New York's As expected, MTV's star- ...

  49. Hot Product

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing upcoming albums from the Billboard 2001 Latin Music Awards, Angie Martinez, David Gray, MJ Cole, Brooks & Dunn, and more. Hot Latin Sounds Christina Aguilera, Christian Castro, Luis Miguel, Carlos Vives, Son By Four, and Paulina Rubio ...

  50. Metal Returns: Megadeth, Halford, Slayer

    February 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The undeniable resurgence of classic heavy metal will continue in 2001 with substantial activity by several veteran heavy metal acts such as Megadeth, ex-Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford's Halford pr The undeniable resurgence of classic heavy ...