1. Counting Crows Latest to Go to Court Over Digital Royalties

    January 14, 2014 9:07 PM EST On Tuesday, the Counting Crows filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group, becoming the latest musicians to allege they've been cheated out of digital income. The California band believes that UMG should be treating downloads of hits like ...

  2. The 15 Scariest Music Videos Ever

    October 31, 2013 9:00 AM EDT We expect scary videos from Ozzy, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but the dark side isn't just relegated to those with a spooky musical flair. Pop stars like Michael Jackson and Chris Brown have gotten in on the haunted fun, turning in clips t ...

  3. Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth Confirmed to Play Australia’s 2014 Soundwave Fest

    August 26, 2013 7:34 AM EDT Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Megadeth are among the big names confirmed to the hard rock and heavy metal-edged Soundwave Festival, which winds its way across Australia next February and March. The bill for the five city trek ...

  4. Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth For Australia’s 2014 Soundwave Festival

    August 26, 2013 5:09 AM EDT Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Megadeth are among the big names confirmed to the hard rock and heavy metal-edged Soundwave Festival, which winds its way across Australia next February and March. The bill for the five city trek a ...

  5. Rob Zombie Complains About Noisy Skate Park

    August 07, 2013 1:41 AM EDT The noise from a new skate park in Connecticut is too much for rocker Rob Zombie. He and his wife have complained to the Litchfield County town of Woodbury that the park, which opened near their home in April, makes such a racket that it should be ...

  6. Chart Highlights: P!nk's 'Reason' Powers To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    May 06, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Plus, new No. 1s for Alexis Jordan and Florida Georgia Line. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our chart ...

  7. Chart Alert: Michael Bublé Tops Billboard 200; Fantasia Arrives At No. 2

    May 01, 2013 11:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday (April 30), pop singer Michael Bublé earns his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with the arrival of To Be Loved . The set sold 195,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Bublé's ...

  8. Universal Music Says Artist Privacy at Stake in Digital Royalties Dispute

    April 30, 2013 2:58 PM EDT In 2011, a proposed class action lawsuit was launched against Universal Music Group over digital income. The litigation from Rob Zombie and Rick James on behalf of themselves and others under the UMG umbrella seeks substantial damages from the r ...

  9. Fantasia, Phoenix Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 26, 2013 7:49 PM EDT Fantasia is heading for her third top 10 album, as "Side Effects Of You" is on course for a No. 2 bow next week on the Billboard 200 chart. The set, her fourth, could sell around 90,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on April 2 ...

  10. The Beat 10/30: Pop Zombies, Bat For Lashes, New Albums

    The Beat 10/30: Pop Zombies, Bat For Lashes, New Albums

    October 30, 2012 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 A look at pop stars as Zombies, a run down of new albums including Bat For Lashes' latest, and more. Neil Young , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo2 , Natasha Khan , Jay-z , Lady GaGa , Billboard , Calvin Harris , beyonce , Justin Bieber Videos B ...

  11. UMG Settles With FBT Productions in Landmark Eminem Digital Revenues Lawsuit

    October 30, 2012 4:37 PM EDT Digital income. It's a topic that continues to cause fits in the music industry, and if there's one big moment when record companies probably realized that a new day had dawned in their business, it was September 3, 2010, the day the 9th ...

  12. Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie Talk 'Twins' Tour, 'Born Villain' Special Edition

    October 01, 2012 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As he hits the road with Rob Zombie for their Twins Of Evil Tour, Marilyn Manson is preparing to release a little more villainous music to the world. Manson tells Billboard.com that he plans to release a "special edition" of his latest alb ...

  13. James Taylor Suing Warner Bros. Records For $2 Million Over Digital Revenue

    September 14, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Add James Taylor to the list of musicians suing record labels over royalties from iTunes and other digital outlets. The famed singer/songwriter filed a complaint against Warner Bros. Records on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming appro ...

  14. Taylor Swift, Dean Brody Take Home Canadian Country Music Association Honors

    September 10, 2012 10:33 AM EDT While Toronto has been buzzing with the 37th Toronto International Film Festival and music stars from Selena Gomez to Rob Zombie and Natalie Maines descending on the city to help promote certain films, two provinces west in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ...

  15. The Beat 08/23: Avril & Chad Get Engaged, Taylor Swift Breaks Records

    The Beat 08/23: Avril & Chad Get Engaged, Taylor Swift Breaks Records

    August 23, 2012 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 08/23: Taylor Swift Breaks Records, Avril & Chad Get Engaged Flo Rida , jonathan brooks , The Doors , dee snider , Dinosaur Jr. , tim heidecker , Billboard , taylor swift , Marilyn Manson , Rob Zombie Videos Taylor Swift Avril Lavigne B ...

  16. Marilyn Manson Takes a Shot at NSFW in 'Slo-mo-tion' Video

    August 21, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "This is my beautiful show and everything is shot in slo-motion," the refrain to Marilyn Manson's new single, "Slo-mo-tion" is quite literally realized in the song's new video, as Manson is captured in slow motion doing ...

  17. Chart Moves: John Mayer's Live EP Debuts on Billboard 200, David Archuleta Returns, Marvin Hamlisch Remembered

    August 17, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise collected its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, as "Now 43" arrived atop the list. The set sold 111,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

  18. Album Reviews: Rob Zombie, Gloriana, Jesse Harris, and the 'Sparkle' Soundtrack

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT METAL ROB ZOMBIE "Mondo Sex Head" Producers: various Universal Music Enterprises Release Date: Aug. 7 Assembled by music director Jason Bentley of the tastemaking Santa Monica, Calif., noncommercial station KCRW, "Mondo Sex Head&quo ...

  19. 6 Questions With Rob Zombie

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Rob Zombie's idea of summer fun isn't lounging in a hammock on some Caribbean beach and sucking down a colorful drink with a cocktail umbrella. In fact, this summer the founder of heavy metal band White Zombie and cult director of such m ...

  20. Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Spook Up 'Twins of Evil' Tour

    July 12, 2012 8:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two of hard rock's masters of horror are hitting the road. Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson will co-headline the "Twins of Evil" tour, with dates planned for the U.S. and Europe. "Finally! Why did the most obvious tour take so long ...

  21. Exclusive: VH1 Classic, Rob Zombie To Host First-Ever Comic-Con Opening Party

    June 19, 2012 7:38 PM EDT Comic-Con International has played host to many a zombie in its 40-plus-year history, but Rob Zombie will make a special musical appearance when he hosts the first-ever official Comic-Con opening night attendee welcome party, "Dawn of the Con ...

  22. Why Does Apple Want To Hide Steve Jobs' Secret Deposition in Major Label Digital Revenue Lawsuits?

    April 30, 2012 3:19 PM EDT Aftermath Records, a division of Universal Music Group, is about to go to trial in a case that will determine what money is owed over digital music to producers of many hit Eminem records. Meanwhile, in another case -- a class action against UMG b ...

  23. Backbeat: Johnny Depp, Dee Snider Perform, Metal Industry Cuts Loose at Revolver Golden Gods Awards

    April 12, 2012 6:00 PM EDT (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) Johnny Depp stunned the crowd when he joined Marilyn Manson onstage on Wednesday at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards . As thrilling as it was for Depp to be playing guitar on "The Beautiful People" and "Sweet ...

  24. Rocklahoma Lineup: Rob Zombie, Creed Performing

    April 04, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Megadeth and Slash Will Also Headline the Three-Day Fest Rob Zombie , Chickenfoot , Creed , Megadeth and Slash are among the headliners announced for this year's Rocklahoma festival, happening May 25-27 in Pryor, Okla. Tickets for the three-day ...

  25. Eminem's Digital Royalties Lawsuit: Leaked Audit Highlights Huge Stakes for Music Biz

    February 23, 2012 8:05 AM EST Over the last few months, the music industry has been rocked by multiple lawsuits alleging that artists such as Kenny Rogers, Sister Sledge, Rob Zombie and others have been cheated out of substantial money from the improper calculation of revenues ...

  26. Marilyn Manson Plots Spring U.S. Tour

    February 14, 2012 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Marilyn Manson is heading out on the road in the States for the first time since 2009. The industrial rocker will kick off an 18-date spring tour on April 27 in Providence, R.I. The upcoming trek will likely coincide with the planned spring release ...

  27. Backbeat: Van Halen Packs VIP-Loaded L.A. Club Show

    February 02, 2012 1:16 PM EST HOLLYWOOD, California -- Henson Studios is located just across the street from Crazy Girls. It's hard to imagine a better place than the crossroads between Kermit the Frog and a Hollywood strip club for David Lee Roth to lead Van Halen throug ...

  28. Rock on the Range 2012 Lineup: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown Performing

    February 01, 2012 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth and more will be featured at the sixth annual Rock On The Range festival this spring. The hard rock fest will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, O ...

  29. Backbeat: Dave Navarro, Members of Weezer, Slayer, Slipknot Rock L.A. Charity Event @ Avalon

    December 05, 2011 7:45 AM EST Left to right: Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Keith Emerson; manager Andy Gould (Rob Zombie, Pantera, Linkin Park, Guns N' Roses, Morrissey); Pinnacle Entertainment's John Dittmar; Nico Network Marketing & Events founder Nico Golf ...

  30. Public Enemy's Chuck D Files $100M Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group

    November 04, 2011 8:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music Group is now facing a fresh lawsuit that alleges the underpaying of royalties on digital downloads. Today, Chuck D of Public Enemy stepped up to bring his own class action against the major record label. The lawsuit was filed in San ...

  31. Judge Declines Universal Music Group's Bid to Dismiss Class Action Over Digital Revenue

    November 02, 2011 1:24 PM EDT A federal judge in California is allowing a big class action lawsuit to go forward against Universal Music Group that alleges the record label has underpaid royalties on digital downloads and ringtones. Spearheaded by Rob Zombie and the estate of ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Avenged Sevenfold To Take Break After Touring Behind 'Nightmare'

    August 26, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Avenged Sevenfold is planning to take a break after it finishes touring to promote its fifth studio album, "Nightmare" -- including a headlining run on the upcoming Uproar Festival. And frontman M. Shadows says that time off is necessary. ...

  34. Billboard Bits: Xtina Earning More Than Other 'Voice' Judges, Incubus Goes On Display For Fans

    June 16, 2011 7:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Earning More Than Other 'Voice' Judges: Report In an extensive look behind NBC's "The Voice," The Hollywood Reporter uncovers ...

  35. Slayer to 'Hold Off' on Recording While Ailing Guitarist Recovers

    May 31, 2011 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 S layer continues to play live while ailing guitarist Jeff Hanneman remains on the sidelines. But singer-bassist Tom Araya says the group will not consider any recording projects without him. "There's no way we'd go into a studio with ...

  36. Business Matters: The Numbers Inside the Latest Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group; Apple's Cloud and Music Publishers

    May 20, 2011 5:52 PM EDT The Numbers Inside The Latest Royalties Lawsuit Against Universal -- More artists have filed a class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group over a dispute about royalty calculations . According to the New York Times, Rob Zombie, White Zombie ...

  37. Rob Zombie Plots Next Album, Talks 'Lords of Salem' Horror Movie

    May 18, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 He may not get to it for a while with a new film project looming, but Rob Zombie is starting to hatch plans for his next album. Zombie tells Billboard.com the and guitarist John5 have already begun talking about the follow-up to last year's &qu ...

  38. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits

    March 15, 2011 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 T om Waits went for laughs, Alice Cooper for shock value, Leon Russell was quietly humble and Neil Diamond may still be talking following their induction Monday into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The acts were joined New Orleans piano maestro Dr. ...

  39. Rob Zombie Won't Direct Motley Crue Movie, Tommy Lee Clarifies

    March 08, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The film adaptation of Mötley Crüe's band biography will not be in the hands of Rob Zombie after all. Last week, drummer Tommy Lee told Billboard.com that "we finally got a director" for the big screen version of 2002's "The ...

  40. Tommy Lee Talks Motley Crue Summer Tour with Poison, New York Dolls

    March 02, 2011 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 M otley Crue is teaming with fellow Los Angeles rockers Poison and early influences the New York Dolls for a summer tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album. But it's not being considered a third version of the Cr ...

  41. Elton John, Paul Simon Sign On As Rock Hall of Fame Presenters

    February 08, 2011 2:26 PM EST 0 0 0 E lton John recently made an album with his longtime idol, Leon Russell . Now he'll do the induction honors when Russell is ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Russell and John are up for a Grammy award for their work on the ...

  42. POTW: Pete Wentz, Lil Wayne, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber

    December 17, 2010 6:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Pete Wentz , wife Ashley Simpson and baby Bronx took an awkward holiday photo, Lil Wayne got his bowl on, Ke$ha channeled Rob Zombie , Justin Bieber thanked the stars, Nick Cannon rubbed wife Mariah Carey 's baby bump, Jay-Z and Oprah took a tr ...

  43. Rock Hall of Fame to Induct Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits

    December 14, 2010 6:43 PM EST 0 0 0 It's official -- Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The class of 2011 will be formally feted on Mar. 14 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. All ...

  44. 2010's Most-Played Halloween Songs

    November 02, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 EAR CANDY: While calendars show Halloween as occurring solely on Oct. 31, the holiday is hardly a one-day celebration. From choosing the most fun and creative costume to plotting the trick-or-treating route that will yield the greatest confectionary ...

  45. Alice Cooper Calls Rock Hall 2011 Nominees An 'Elite Class'

    October 06, 2010 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a busy week for Alice Cooper . Not only did the platinum artist release his latest concert DVD, "The Theatre of Death," but he also kicked off another Halloween Hootenanny Tour with co-headliner Rob Zombie . And there was a ...

  46. Slipknot's Sid Wilson Talks Bassist's Death, Preps Solo Album

    August 31, 2010 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 S lipknot DJ Sid Wilson is preparing to step out from behind his turntable, take off his mask and put away the aliases -- #0, Ratboy, DJ Moonboots, DJ Starscream -- in order to launch a solo career as... Sid Wilson. "When I see people, whether ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. POTW: Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Beyonce

    April 09, 2010 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna took her favorite girl, daughter Lourdes, to Malawi, where she laid the first brick of her new girls' academy and Jay-Z and Beyoncé celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary on Broadway in New York. Meahwile, Janet Jackson and broth ...

  49. Korn Signs With Roadrunner, Album Due In June

    April 01, 2010 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran hard rock act Korn has signed a worldwide recording deal with Roadrunner Records. The band's first release on the label will be its ninth studio set "Korn III -- Remember Who You Are," produced by Ross Robinson, who collaborat ...

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