1. Ricky Skaggs Calls 30 Years With Opry a 'Precious Gift'

    May 16, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 30 years since the legendary Texas Troubadour Ernest Tubb made a young Kentucky musician's dream come true by inducting him into the Grand Ole Opry. Ricky Skaggs shared the memory on stage last night during a special Opry show ce ...

  2. Ricky Skaggs' Holiday Tour Began With a Bus Fire

    December 02, 2011 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans who see the Skaggs Family Christmas tour this holiday season are in for a treat, says its' namesake -- Country legend Ricky Skaggs . He says it's something his family has been doing for years, whether on stage or not. "We've ...

  3. Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath Reunion: 'It's In The Very Early Stages'

    October 07, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Speculation surrounding a Black Sabbath reunion including Ozzy Osbourne arose in August, when the Birmingham Mail reported that Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi said the original lineup was writing new material together. Iommi back-tracked on his offici ...

  4. Kenny Chesney Video Q&A: On Touring, Music and Keeping Fans Happy

    June 08, 2011 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to believe that at one time, Kenny Chesney played in a bar in Brownwood, Texas on his 30th birthday and no one came. "It happened," Chesney assured Billboard's Ray Waddell in an interview at the annual Billboard Country ...

  5. Billboard Bits: 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Addresses Record Deal, Dating Rumors

    April 11, 2011 7:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Idol's" Pia Toscano Denies Record Deal, Dating Rumors While online rumors have circled that "American Idol" castoff Pia Toscano has inked a reco ...

  6. Johnny Preston, 'Running Bear' Singer, Dies at 71

    March 07, 2011 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Johnny Preston, who had a No. 1 hit with the song "Running Bear" in 1960, died in Beaumont, Tex., on Friday (Mar. 4). He was 71. His death was confirmed by his son, Scott, who said Mr. Preston had bypass surgery late last year and suffered ...

  7. Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne, Eminem Score With Memorable Super Bowl Ads

    February 06, 2011 9:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The action on the Superbowl XLV field had Steelers and Packers fans glued to their TV sets Sunday (Feb. 6) night. But for many, it was the ads that popped up between the tackles and touchdowns that made the game memorable. Black Eyed Peas 'Pump ...

  8. Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne Team Up for Super Bowl Ad

    January 27, 2011 6:47 PM EST Fresh-faced Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber has teamed up with veteran rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon to make a Best Buy commercial for next month's Super Bowl, the U.S. electronics chain said on Thursday. Bieber, 16, currently the ...

  9. Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne Team Up for Super Bowl Ad

    January 27, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Fresh-faced Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber has teamed up with veteran rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon to make a Best Buy commercial for next month's Super Bowl, the U.S. electronics chain said on Thursday. Bieber, 16, currently the w ...

  10. Ozzy Osbourne Says Booze, Not Politics, Prevented Israeli Gigs

    September 27, 2010 1:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 O zzy Osbourne said that alcohol, not politics, has stopped him from playing in Israel until now. Osbourne is in Israel this week as part of this year's international Ozzfest tour, along with Soulfly and Korn . Tuesday's performance will b ...

  11. Ozzy Puts Ozzfest On Hold While Making New Album

    February 12, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ozzy Osbourne is putting his annual Ozzfest festival on hold for 2009 while he completes work on a new album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Black Rain" is due around Thanksgiving and will be co-produced by Osbourne with Kev ...

  12. Osbourne Family Returning To TV This Spring

    January 14, 2009 12:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Reach for the bleeper! The Osbournes are headed back for television. The family of Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, who shocked and delighted audiences for four years on their Emmy-award winning MTV reality show "The Osbournes," are u ...

  13. CD Buyers Get The Edge For Free Ozzfest

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though this summer's Ozzfest tour will cost fans nothing to attend, those who purchase Ozzy Osbourne's first new studio album in six years, "Black Rain," will now have a better shot at getting in the Though this summer's Ozz ...

  14. No 'Laughing' Matter

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Martina McBride is both Everywoman and the Everywoman's superstar. A 40-year-old mother of three from Sharon, Kan., who has been married to husband John McBride since 1988, she is her audience. That m Martina McBride is both Everywoman and the ...

  15. Osbourne Courting Dance Fans On New CD

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new-wave-hued track ascends 12 positions on Billboard's Hot Dance Radio Airplay chart to No. 13 this week. Although Kelly Osbourne's sophomore album , doesn't arrive until June 7 via Sanctuary, "Sleeping in the Nothing" ...

  16. New Ozzy Set A Go, Sabbath Album A No

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ozzy Osbourne has re-signed with Epic Records and is working on material for his next studio release. "Ozzy's writing now, and there'll be something out at the beginning of next year," his wife/manage Ozzy Osbourne has re-signed ...

  17. Sabbath, Maiden Sign On For Ozzfest

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 10th anniversary edition of Ozzfest will boast a main stage lineup of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Shadows Fall and Black Label Society. The trek will begin July 15 at Boston's Tweeter Center and p The 10th anniversary edition of Ozzfest wil ...

  18. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 10-16, 2005).

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 10-16, 2005). BECAUSE YOU CAN: That's why you should donate whatever you can afford to tsunami relief efforts. It doesn't matter if its five bucks or 500, it all helps. And there a ...

  19. Osbournes Plead For Return Of Stolen Jewels

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon made a televised appeal to the British public today (Nov. 23) for help in recovering jewelry worth nearly $2 million snatched from their English country estate Rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon made a ...

  20. New Covers Disc Completes Ozzy Box

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." ...

  21. Ozzfest Pays Dividends For Lacuna Coil

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ozzfest 2004 is over, but the benefits it has brought to Lacuna Coil's latest Century Media album, "Comalies," have just begun. Ozzfest 2004 is over, but the benefits it has brought to Lacuna Coil's latest Century Media album, &q ...

  22. Ozzy Leaves Intensive Care

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ozzy Osbourne has been moved out of intensive care as he recovers from crashing an all-terrain vehicle two weeks ago, his family said today (Dec. 23). Ozzy Osbourne has been moved out of intensive care as he recovers from crashing an all-terrain veh ...

  23. Ozzy Osbourne Badly Injured In Crash In England

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rocker Ozzy Osbourne underwent emergency surgery at a hospital in Britain after suffering serious injuries in an all-terrain vehicle crash on the grounds of his estate in Buckinghamshire, his publicis Rocker Ozzy Osbourne underwent emergency surgery ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Jack Black, Dub Narcotic, Milky

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Jack Black, Dub Narcotic, Milky Although Jack Black is riding high on the success of his new film " School of Rock ," which was No. 1 in its first week in U.S. theaters, he says there are two roles he's really coveting. Black ...

  25. Kelly Osbourne Signs With Sanctuary

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kelly Osbourne has signed a multi-album recording contract with Sanctuary Records Group. The label will on Sept. 30 re-release her 2002 Epic debut "Shut Up" under the name "Changes," featuring a duet Kelly Osbourne has signed a m ...

  26. Country Veteran Johnny Paycheck Dies

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 hit song "Take This Job and Shove It," died Tuesday in his sleep in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best k ...

  27. Korn, Manson, Disturbed Tipped For Ozzfest

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The eighth installment of Ozzfest will boast Korn, Marilyn Manson, and Disturbed among its mainstage acts, a source tells Billboard.com. The annual hard rock festival tour will kick off in June and wi The eighth installment of Ozzfest will boast Kor ...

  28. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your ...

  29. Eminem Nabs Quartet Of AMAs

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Eminem came out on top at last night's (Jan. 13) American Music Awards, winning four trophies at the ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The rapper won the favorite male pop/rock Rapper Eminem came out on top at last night& ...

  30. Carey, Elliott, Brown Join AMA Lineup

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey will perform her single "Through the Rain" and Missy Elliot will offer a rendition of her hit "Work It" during next week's American Music Awards (AMA) ceremony. Set for Monday (Jan. 13), Mariah Carey will perfor ...

  31. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland B2K, Ja Rule, and Nickelback have all been added to the performance lineup for the American Music Awards AMAs. Set for Jan. 13 at the Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, the show will also feature previou ...

  32. Tunes On TV

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 6-12, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 6 VH1 All Access: Celebrity Breakups," VH1 Featured Artists: Naughty By Nature, Salt 'N Pepa, Puff Daddy, Brit ...

  33. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Papa Roach, John Wesley Harding

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on an American Music Awards ticket auction for charity, Papa Roach recording a song for the "Biker Boyz" soundtrack, and John Wesley Harding's brief tour of England. Tickets to the 30th annula American Music Awards (AMA) are b ...

  34. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Sheryl Crow, and Nelly are among the music artists confirmed to present trophies at the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Sh ...

  35. AMA Performers List Swells

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, and matchbox twenty are among the latest performers added to the lineup for the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Ang Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, and matchbox t ...

  36. Six Acts Vie For AMA Fans' Choice Award

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music lovers are being asked to choose their favorite from a list of six artists for the fans' choice award to be handed out during next month's American Music Awards (AMA). Chosen "by a blue ribbon p Music lovers are being asked to c ...

  37. MTV: 'Osbournes' Premiere Draws 6.6 Million

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tuesday night's second season premiere of "The Osbournes," the reality series about heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne's unorthodox family and home life, drew 6.6 million viewers, according to MTV. Rating Tuesday night's second ...

  38. 'Skiffle' King Lonnie Donegan Dies

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lonnie Donegan, a musician whose "skiffle" sound inspired John Lennon and Pete Townshend to learn to play guitar, has died. Donegan died yesterday (Nov. 3) in Peterborough, central England, while on a Lonnie Donegan, a musician whose " ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Ozzy Osbourne, Ween, Taryn Manning

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Ozzy Osbourne, Ween, Taryn Manning Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley has declared his fight against Osbourne and his wife Sharon over performance royalties will continue, despite a Los Angeles judge's decision that says the oppos ...

  40. Osbourne Camp Upset With Fox News

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ozzy Osbourne, who made a stir by attending the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in May as a guest of Greta Van Susteren, is now battling the Fox News Channel host over an exclusive videotaped Ozzy Osbourne, who made a stir by attending the ...

  41. Ozzy Making Early Return To Ozzfest

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ozzy Osbourne is returning to Ozzfest two weeks earlier than expected. Osbourne planned to miss 11 shows to be with his wife Sharon, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. "Sharon now re Ozzy Osbourne is returning to Ozzfest two w ...

  42. Ozzy Taking Ozzfest Leave To Be With Sharon

    July 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ozzy Osbourne is taking a three-week break from Ozzfest to be with his wife, Sharon, while she undergoes chemotherapy treatment for cancer, according to a post on his official Web site. Ozzy performed Ozzy Osbourne is taking a three-week break from ...

  43. P. Diddy, MTV Hop Into The Reality TV Game

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ozzy and Sharon have done it. So, has Brandy. Now, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is getting into the reality TV game with the help of MTV. The multi-media mogul announced today (July 17) that he's teaming wit Ozzy and Sharon have done it. So, ...

  44. 'The Osbournes' To Return For Second Season

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 MTV has confirmed that its hit reality show "The Osbournes" will return for a second season of 20 new episodes in the fall. The first 10 episodes of series, which offered an unvarnished look into the MTV has confirmed that its hit reality ...

  45. Update: Osbournes To Share Their 'Family Album'

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Updating a story first posted here earlier today, the media onslaught of Ozzy Osbourne's clan will roll on next month with the release of "The Osbournes Family Album," due June 11 via Epic. The set, a Updating a story first posted her ...

  46. Osbournes Sign Book Deal With Simon & Schuster

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 First, there was the music. Then, the ratings-grabbing television series, which spawned a flurry of magazine covers. Now, Ozzy Osbourne and his family have signed a book deal. Simon & Schuster pla First, there was the music. Then, the ratings-gr ...

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