1. Sammy Hagar Faces Revived Libel Suit From Ex-Playboy Bunny

    August 28, 2014 11:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25 years ago may sue him for libel, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the woman, identified only as ...

  2. The 10 Most Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments (Plus Two)

    April 10, 2014 11:44 AM EDT With its lack of transparent voting and occasionally odd subjective induction criteria, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seen its fair share of controversy in its 31 years of existence. This year's class features a good amount of drama, wit ...

  3. Joe Satriani’s 'Chrome Dome': The Shiniest Part of a New Career Retrospective

    April 06, 2014 12:12 PM EDT Grammy-nominated guitarist celebrates three decades in the music business with boxed set in shape of his head, biography and world tour. Joe Satriani is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. In his early years, he gave less ...

  4. Banking on Sammy Hagar: Red Rocker Is Serious About Helping Local Food Banks

    August 13, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Raised in a poor household by a single mother of four, Sammy Hagar spent his childhood summers picking fruit and vegetables so he could afford to buy clothes for school. "My mom was always half on welfare or food stamps and would get in line ...

  5. Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson Star in Toby Keith's Twister Relief Concert

    July 07, 2013 7:54 AM EDT Some of country music's biggest stars, including Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and many others with ties to Oklahoma, played a sold-out show Saturday at the University of Oklahoma to raise money for the victims of the recent tornadoes that straf ...

  6. Scalpers Pass On Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert

    July 05, 2013 4:30 AM EDT A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting public. Oklahoma natives Toby Keith and Gart ...

  7. Judge Rules Sammy Hagar Biography Did Not Defame Woman

    May 07, 2013 12:34 AM EDT A defamation lawsuit against Sammy Hagar filed by a former Playboy bunny who claims he fathered her child has been dismissed, and the former Van Halen frontman is pleased with the result, his attorney said Monday. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade r ...

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  9. Sammy Hagar Planning a 'Four Decades of Rock' Show for September

    May 11, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though touring with Chickenfoot is taking up some of his time, Sammy Hagar has deemed 2012 "an experimental year" as he tries out some other live performing concepts he may pursue next year. "I want to do more than just go play an are ...

  10. Bruce Springsteen's Enduring Effect on the Country Charts Influences Two Top 10 Singles

    May 08, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Meet the new Boss. Same as the old Boss. He's just taken on a different context. Bruce Springsteen, the most prominent rocker of the 1980s, is now a symbolic fencepost in modern country. If there's any doubt how much the New Jersey singe ...

  11. Slash Q&A: 'Cathartic' New Band, Guitar Lessons and Hall of Fame 'Bias'

    April 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Axl Dropped Out, We Talked to Slash: "You get inducted into the Hall of Fame and then the next day life goes on" Slash's new album, "Apocalyptic Love," doesn't come out until May 22, but in part 1 of this intervi ...

  12. Ronnie Montrose's Death Ruled A Suicide

    April 10, 2012 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Mar. 3 death of Ronnie Montrose , the famed rock guitarist who helped launch Sammy Hagar's career, has been ruled a suicide. According to Guitar Player , the San Mateo County Coroner's Office reported on Apr. 6 that the 64-year-old die ...

  13. Web Trends: Big K.R.I.T. Drops New Mixtape, Radiohead Announce More Tour Dates

    March 05, 2012 4:39 PM EST Google Trends: 6. montrose -- Guitarist Ronnie Montrose passed away Saturday; his band Montrose featured Sammy Hagar before his stint in Van Halen. 10. nick lachey -- Nick Lachey and his wife Vanessa Minnillo announced that they are expecting thei ...

  14. Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dies at 64

    March 05, 2012 7:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Gave Sammy Hagar His Big Break: 'It's a Shame to Lose Ronnie,' Red Rocker Says Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band that bore his name and helped launch the career of Sammy Hagar, has died. His booking agent, Jim Dougla ...

  15. Ronnie Montrose, Rock guitarist, Dead at 64

    March 05, 2012 5:50 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band that bore his name and performed with some of rock's heavy hitters, has died. His booking agent, Jim Douglas, says Montrose died Saturday at his home in Millbrae, Calif ...

  16. Van Halen Vs. Adele For No. 1 on Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 08, 2012 6:03 PM EST Van Halen might be on its way to a sixth career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- unless Adele's 21 stands in the veteran band's way. Industry sources suggest that Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth may sell about 180,000 ...

  17. Van Halen Vs. Adele For No. 1 Next Week on Billboard 200

    February 08, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Van Halen might be on its way to a sixth career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- unless Adele 's "21" stands in the veteran band's way. Industry sources suggest that Van Halen's "A Different Kind of Truth" ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  20. Backbeat: David Lee Roth's Uncle, Cafe Wha? Founder Manny Roth, Calls Van Halen Gig 'Phenomenal'

    January 06, 2012 4:16 PM EST David Lee Roth rips it up on the mic at last night's (Jan. 5) intimate gig at Café Wha? in New York. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on ...

  21. Van Halen Rocks NYC Club, Announces Album & Tour Plans

    January 06, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on Thursday night (Jan. 5). As the rock legends played to a collection of rock critics and headbanging celebs at the crammed, 250-capacity clu ...

  22. Van Halen Is Back: Announce Nation-Wide Tour, New Album, Play NYC's Cafe Wha?

    January 06, 2012 8:52 AM EST They'll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including "Ju ...

  23. Van Halen Sets NYC Show, Teases Album Release

    January 03, 2012 1:00 PM EST Reunited rockers Van Halen will invade New York's Cafe Wha? on Thursday night (Jan. 5), presumably to play their first concert with frontman David Lee Roth since the band's reunion trek ended in 2008. The show will precede a 2012 tour as ...

  24. Van Halen Sets NYC Show, Teases Album Release

    January 03, 2012 11:59 AM EST 0 0 0 Reunited rockers Van Halen will invade New York's Cafe Wha? on Thursday night (Jan. 5), presumably to play their first concert with frontman David Lee Roth since the band's reunion trek ended in 2008. The show will precede a 2012 tour as w ...

  25. Van Halen Confirm 2012 Tour

    December 27, 2011 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 First Tickets On Sale January 10 Van Halen diehards just received a belated Christmas gift: the 80s rock icons are roaring back with a 2012 tour, which was announced through a series of video messages on the group's official web site on Monday ...

  26. Van Halen To Sign with Interscope Records, Release New Alum with Roth: Report

    November 14, 2011 6:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Iconic rock group Van Halen is reportedly set to sign a new deal with Interscope Records that is expected to be finalized sometime this week. The deal would give the group an outlet to release its first album with frontman David Lee Roth since 1984. ...

  27. J. Cole Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Blink-182 Snags No. 2

    October 05, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just one week after we saw 85-year old Tony Bennett grab his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Duets II," another artist nets his first No. 1 -- but he's a little younger. Rapper J. Cole, 26, bows in the No. 1 slot wi ...

  28. Sammy Hagar: Chickenfoot Is No Joke (But Van Halen Is)

    August 23, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sammy Hagar says he didn't exactly plan to record and release the all-star Chickenfoot 's second album this year. "The reason Chickenfoot had to go in was because of Chad," Hagar tells Billboard.com, meaning drummer Chad Smith, w ...

  29. Zakk Wylde Unplugs for New BLS Album, Calls 'Idol' Gig 'Hysterical'

    May 27, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Z akk Wylde 's Black Label Society are still making a lot of noise these days. But some of it is quieter than others. Wylde calls the group's new album, "The Song Remains Not the Same," the "unblackened" side of Black L ...

  30. Gregg Allman Is Latest Rocker to Announce Memoir

    May 20, 2011 8:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gregg Allman, frontman for the legendary Allman Brothers Band, has signed with William Morrow to bring his untitled memoir to print in spring 2012. Rock memoirs have been a hot category for publishers the last several years. The announcement comes t ...

  31. 'Carter,' Veteran Producer and A&R Exec, Dead at 65

    May 12, 2011 2:06 PM EDT John Carter, the A&R exec, producer, songwriter and manager known as simply "Carter," died on May 10 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 65. Born John S. Carter in East St. Louis, Illinois, his career began in 1967, when he wrote the lyri ...

  32. Steven Tyler Q&A: On Making 'Noise in My Head,' Aerosmith & 'Idol,' Johnny Depp & More

    May 03, 2011 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a sunny day in Laurel Canyon, and Steven Tyler is shouting, "Author! Author!" before he heads to work to hear the "American Idol" contestants sing a bunch of Carole King songs. There's reason for his ebullience, of ...

  33. Adam Lambert Calls 'Idol' Hopeful Haley Reinhart 'Top-Notch'

    April 28, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert was never one to soft-pedal -- not when it came to his performances on the show or his opinions on everything from drugs to sexuality to Lady Gaga . It's one of the many reasons we love ...

  34. How Rock Music is Saving Book Publishing

    April 25, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Billy Joel aside, the sudden surge in memoirs is bringing boomers to bookstores. From Keith Richards' assertion that he really did snort his father's ashes to Sammy Hagar's revelation that he's been abducted by aliens, out-ther ...

  35. Rebecca Black Spoofs 'Friday' Success in Funny or Die Clip

    April 01, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Since today is April Fool's Day -- and, of course, Friday -- humor website Funny or Die is celebrating by letting "Friday" phenom Rebecca Black take over their site. In this clip for "Friday or Die," the singer spoofs her ...

  36. Rebecca Black Spoofs 'Friday' Success in Funny or Die Clip

    April 01, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since today is April Fool's Day -- and, of course, Friday -- humor website Funny or Die is celebrating by letting "Friday" phenom Rebecca Black take over their site. In this clip for "Friday or Die," the singer spoofs her ov ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Rebecca Black Passes Lady Gaga on YouTube, Mariah Carey Declines 'X Factor' Gig

    March 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rebecca Black Passes Lady Gaga on YouTube She may not be headlining sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden or rocking the Grammy stage yet, but Rebecca Black has one-upp ...

  38. Joe Satriani Finds Shining Moments on 'Black Swans'

    September 26, 2010 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 J oe Satriani says that, as with most of his solo albums, he was "surrounded with anxiety" as he started making "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards," which comes out Oct. 5. "I start every project wondering if it's all go ...

  39. Sammy Hagar on Sharing Chickenfoot Drummer with Chili Peppers, Autobiography

    August 30, 2010 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chickenfoot is four songs and "seven pieces of new music" into its second album, according to frontman Sammy Hagar . But he acknowledges there's some concern about keeping that not-so-old gang of theirs together. The challenge is drum ...

  40. Aerosmith Announces North American Tour Dates

    June 01, 2010 11:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Its drama with frontman Steven Tyler behind it, Aerosmith is bringing its Cocked, Locked, Ready To Rock Tour to North America for 18 summer dates. The trek -- the group's first since Tyler's Aug. 5 fall in Sturgis, S.D., set off months of ...

  41. Chickenfoot Video Q&A

    September 30, 2009 11:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 "It was a joke name when we started, Chad, Michael, and I" Chickenfoot frontman Sammy Hagar says of his newish supergroup with guitarist Joe Satriani , former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith i ...

  42. Coldplay, Satriani Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    September 15, 2009 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Guitar hero Joe Satriani and British pop-rock band Coldplay have settled their legal entanglements and the guitarist's lawsuit alleging copyright infringement has been dismissed, Satriani's representative confirmed to Billboard today. Whil ...

  43. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews&# ...

  44. Chart Beat: Pink, Black Eyed Peas, Shinedown

    June 10, 2009 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 CHART DEBUTS: Last week, Nielsen, owner of Billboard, announced the closing after 36 years of trade publication Radio & Records (R&R). In addition to news items and feature stories, R&R also contained a host of airplay charts powered by ...

  45. Dave Matthews' 'Big' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 10, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Matthews Band strikes again with its fifth-consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 as "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" bows in the penthouse of the Billboard 200 with a whopping 424,000. Better still, it's the fifth-straigh ...

  46. Sammy Hagar Stimulated By Chickenfoot

    May 26, 2009 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tired of the tequila-friendly party shows that he's been performing for the last 13 years with his post-Van Halen solo band The Waboritas, Sammy Hagar tells Billboard.com his decision to form Chickenfoot with guitarist Joe Satriani, former Van ...

  47. March 27, 2009

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A jury convicts rapper Remy Ma of assault charges stemming from a shooting outside a Manhattan night club. 2008 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis. 2007 – Singer-songwriter Faustino Oramas of the Buena Vista Social Club d ...

  48. March 24, 2009

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears makes a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” boosting the show’s ratings. 2001 – John Connolly of Sevendust marries Lori Kirkley. 2001 – Sammy Hagar and his wife, Kari, welcome their second child, Samanth ...

  49. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Collective Soul, Keith Jarrett

    December 11, 2008 2:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Eighteen of Mariah Carey's best-known ballads have been compiled for an album appropriately titled "The Ballads." Due Jan. 20 via Columbia/Legacy, the project features such hits as "Hero," "One Sweet Day," "Vi ...

  50. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison die ...

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