1. Kip Winger: Hair Metal Survivor Reflects on His Lifelong Love of Ballet & Topping Billboard's Classical Albums Chart

    July 20, 2016 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If a Magic 8 Ball could have predicted the futures for hair metal’s biggest names, what tales it could have told. Who would have thought the once infamous Ozzy Osbourne would become a lovable reality TV personality? That Twisted Sister would have a ...

  2. Sebastian Bach Discusses his Memoir, Axl Rose and Donald Trump's F-Bombs

    April 27, 2016 11:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 An Evening with Sebastian Bach doesn’t mean candles and serenity. The rocker, whose extensive U.S. tour kicked off tonight (April 27) in Jacksonville, FL and ends June 3 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is changing up the set he says he’s performed for year ...

  3. Sebastian Bach Reveals Cover to Forthcoming Memoir (Exclusive)

    December 02, 2015 11:39 AM EST 0 0 0 For the cover art of his long-awaited memoir, Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach dug into the archives of his band’s chart-topping peak. 18 And Life on Skid Row won’t arrive until next April, but today (Dec. 2) Billboard has an exclusive first look at ...

  4. Sunset Marquis: Secrets of Rock 'n' Roll's Wild Hotel

    May 28, 2015 6:16 PM EDT U2 's tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, passed away recently at the Sunset Marquis hotel, a Los Angeles institution with a history of hosting rock royalty.  This story first appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When ...

  5. Exclusive Premiere: Hear The Entire 'Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute' Album

    March 02, 2015 12:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Tom Morello, Serj Tankian and more pay homage to the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist. March 19 will mark the 33 rd anniversary of the death of Randy Rhoads , the guitar wunderkind whose talents helped Ozzy Osbourne establish his successful solo career. ...

  6. Allan Reid, Newly Appointed Head of Canada's Recording Academy, Talks Junos

    January 28, 2015 5:35 PM EST Allan Reid has been a towering, affable presence in the Canadian music industry for over 25 years. The newly named president and CEO of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), based in Toronto, Reid was behind contracts with ...

  7. Slipknot Frontman Corey Taylor Subject of Upcoming Comedy Roast

    March 18, 2014 8:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Roast to be held at Columbus' Rock on the Range festival in May When Corey Taylor arrives in Columbus, Ohio, for Rock on the Range this May, he won't be playing with either of his usual bands, Slipknot or Stone Sour, like he has in the pas ...

  8. Plane Carrying Heavy Metal Bands Ratt, Dokken Makes Emergency Landing

    August 19, 2013 12:31 AM EDT A private jet carrying rock bands Ratt and Dokken had to make an emergency landing in northwestern Illinois after smoke was detected in the cabin Saturday afternoon. Chuck Brennan, a friend of the bands who chartered the flight, told The Associate ...

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  10. Frank Barsalona, Music Agent Who Revolutionized Concert Business, Dead at 74

    November 25, 2012 8:21 AM EST Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent agency changed the concert business, died early Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, a rep for his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. His passing was first repor ...

  11. Sebastian Bach Offered Memoir Deal: 'My Story Is Insanely Insane'

    August 23, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I could make (Motley Crue's) 'The Dirt' look clean if I wanted to," says ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach is thinking about becoming a slave to a different kind of grind soon. The former Skid Row singer, who's been to ...

  12. Billboard Bits: T.I. May Be Released Wednesday, Sebastian Bach's House Destroyed

    August 29, 2011 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T.I. To Be Released on Wednesday? T.I. is reportedly leaving the Forrest City Correctional Facility in Arkansas for a halfway house on Wednesday (Aug. 31), after spending ...

  13. Who's Who of Hair Metal React to Jani Lane's Death

    August 12, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The response to Jani Lane 's death in the glam-and-hair metal communities has been one of shock and disbelief, with former sunset strip denizens far and wide chiming in. Major artists ranging from Slash to Alice Cooper have lamented the loss, b ...

  14. Sebastian Bach Arrested After Bar Biting Incident in Canada

    November 15, 2010 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Former S kid Row rocker Sebastian Bach was arrested early Monday morning (Nov. 15) after getting into a bar brawl in Peterborough, Ontario, according to a police report detailing the incident. Bach, whose real name is Sebastian Bierk, was asked to l ...

  15. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Axl Rose, Nas, Cap'n Jazz and More

    February 16, 2010 7:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Brooklyn may soon have a Michael Jackson memorial subway station, if the plans of a local councilwoman go through. According to the Village Voice , the mo ...

  16. George Clinton, Sheila E Set For 'Gone Country'

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 CMT is bringing its singing competition series "Gone Country" back for a third season. CMT is bringing its singing competition series "Gone Country" back for a third season. Celebrities competing for country music stardom this ti ...

  17. Former Skid Row Frontman Bach Has 'Gone Country'

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach is the winner of the second season of CMT's "Gone Country." He was chosen over competitors Mikalah Gordon, Jermaine Jackson, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lorenzo Lamas and Sean Young by host John Rich. ...

  18. Bach: No Velvet Revolver, May Work With Slash

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sebastian Bach has plenty of musical activity on his plate -- but joining Velvet Revolver is not part of the mix. Sebastian Bach has plenty of musical activity on his plate -- but joining Velvet Revolver is not part of the mix. The former Skid Row s ...

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," foreign language titles and Coldplay. KISS THE GIRL Hi Fred, I deeply empathize with Tommy Marx's letter about pop music's rising acceptance for the gay and lesbia ...

  20. CMT's 'Gone Country 2' Reveals Cast

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, Grammy and Academy Award winner Irene Cara, "American Idol" finalist Mikalah Gordon, singer Jermaine Jackson, NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, actor Former Skid Row frontman Sebastia ...

  21. CMT's 'Gone Country 2' Reveals Cast

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, Grammy and Academy Award winner Irene Cara, "American Idol" finalist Mikalah Gordon, singer Jermaine Jackson, NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, actor Lorenzo Lamas and actress Sean ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Weiland Hits Back At Ex-Velvet Revolver Mates

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A day after the non-singing members of Velvet Revolver announced they were moving on without him, frontman Scott Weiland has responded to the move via a venom-filled statement. A day after the non-singing members of Velvet Revolver announced they we ...

  24. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" season six winner Jordin Sparks unveils her debut album, Freeway gets back in the mix at Roc-A-Fella, Genesis celebrates its lucrative reunion tour and more in this week's Hot Product. The DVD debut of Nirvana's & ...

  25. Bach, Merovingian Music Partner For New Label

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Merovingian Music has partnered with former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach and his Get Off My Bach Productions to launch a new record label, which will be owned by Bach. Bach has just returned from touring Australia and New Zealand with Guns N&# ...

  26. Guns N' Roses / Oct. 31, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, with much of the crowd in costume and spooky holiday decor swinging from the rafters, nothing could quite out-weird the main spectacle: watching 1/8th of G Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, wit ...

  27. Bach Back In The Limelight With GNR Dates

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After reconnecting with Axl Rose this past spring, Sebastian Bach has been pegged as the opening act for the upcoming Guns N' Roses stateside tour that gets started Oct. 20 in Jacksonville, Fla. Bach After reconnecting with Axl Rose this past s ...

  28. Nugent Ready To Raise Hell On New Album

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ted Nugent lit up VH1 this summer with the "Supergroup" reality show. But the Motor City Madman says not to expect to hear much more from Damnocracy, his 12-day collaboration with ex-Skid Row frontman Ted Nugent lit up VH1 this summer with ...

  29. 26OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 26-July 2, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 26 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Def Leppard (also scheduled: Carson Kressley). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey ...

  30. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: ...

  31. 23OnTV

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 5 - 11, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Katharine McPhee. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Chris Brown (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The Essentials, ...

  32. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John ...

  33. Axl: New GNR Album Will Be Out This Year

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock recluse Axl Rose made a surprise radio appearance to proclaim that Guns N' Roses' 10-years-in-the-making album, "Chinese Democracy," album will finally hit stores this fall. Rock recluse Axl Rose made a surprise radio appear ...

  34. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 13-19)

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 13-19, 2004). DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK: It used to be that pop artists faded from view after their time in the sun had run its course. These days, television is choked by the stars of ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Sebastian Bach Avoids Jail Time

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Charges against rock singer Sebastian Bach (real name: Sebastian Bierk) that stemmed from a bar fracas will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for the next year. The former Broadway star and lead Charges against rock singer Sebastian Bach (real ...

  38. Sebastian Bach Charged In N.J. Dispute

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sebastian Bach, lead singer of rock band Skid Row, was charged with making terrorist threats and drug possession after a dispute with a bartender at a restaurant in Middletown, N.J. Bach (real name: S Sebastian Bach, lead singer of rock band Skid Ro ...

  39. Kiss Eyeing Live Finale As Members Keep Busy

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band's seemingly never-ending farewell tour is far from over. Despite a recent shake-up in the band's line-up, Simmons said las Members of the Kiss Army can rest assu ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Deana Carter, Metal Benefit, and more

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stories on Deana Carter, a New York Metal Benefit, and Sebastian Bach. Country chanteuse Deana Carter will release her first holiday album, "Father Christmas," Nov. 20 on her own Deanatone Records imprint through the Rounder Records Group. ...

  41. 'Twisted Forever' Due In August

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally slated for September, "Twisted Forever," a 16-track tribute to 1980s pop metal band Twisted Sister, has been bumped up to Aug. 14. As previously reported, the Koch Records set features cove Originally slated for September, " ...

  42. Ramone's Life Remembered As A 'Gas'

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman) was toasted Saturday night in New York by an all-star cast of characters. Emceed by E Street Band At an event pulled together by his family and fr ...