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  1. 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 ...

  2. Biz Matters: The Headphone Gold Rush Is On, Skullcandy Files IPO

    February 15, 2011 4:05 PM EST The Great Headphone Gold Rush Is On, Skullcandy Files IPO -- Headphone manufacturer Skullcandy has filed for an initial public offering , signaling a strong belief in the increasingly crowded high-end headphone market. The company says it plans on ...

  3. Avril, Taylor and, of Course, Slayer On This Week's Social 50 Chart

    February 03, 2011 11:07 AM EST Among the big shake-ups on the Social 50 chart this week: Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift vault into the top 10 while Slayer debuts straight in at No. 18. Lavigne zips 21-8, marking her first visit to the top tier, seemingly
basking in the glo ...

  4. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett On Metallica's 'Big 4' Concert

    January 26, 2011 5:55 PM EST Metallica Leads The Big 4 Having conquered indie rock with Coachella (April 15-17) and country with Stagecoach (April 30-May 1) at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., Goldenvoice will take on metal with the Big 4, featuring Metallica, Anthra ...

  5. The Early Look: Black Friday Music Sales Recap

    November 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music business was hopeful for robust shopping on Black Friday, and why not? Overall consumer interest was up from last year, indie retail rolled out special exclusives from artists like U2, Metallica, and the Gaslight Anthem, and a full roste ...

  6. Ron Sexsmith Returns

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his 11th album "Long Player, Late Bloomer" in February/March 2011. Sexsmith achieved a wider audience when he appeared on "Whatever It Takes," the closing track on Michael Bu ...

  7. Agency Heavyweights Set For Touring Conference Roundtable

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Some of the most influential booking agents in the concert business will be on-hand at the 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference, set for Nov. 3-4 in New York, for the just announced keynote roundtable. Moderated by Billboard’s Ray Waddell, 2010 ...

  8. Sonisphere Festivals Draw More Than 700,000

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonisphere Festival, which visited 11 countries across Europe this summer, had a total attendance of more than 700,000 across 19 dates, according to the organizers. The rock festival benefited from a line-up that included the big four of metal - M ...

  9. Web Trends: Sam Watters, Ke$ha, 'Inception,' Kenny Chesney and more

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 11. Sam Watters The former Color Me Bad singer and American Idol contestant wife Tamyra Gray welcomed their newborn baby girl into the world today. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. Why You Shouldn't Dance Into Traffic (V ...

  10. Web Trends: Wale, 'Inception,' Double Rainbow Song and more

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 3:30 pm) 5. Wale “More About Nothing” Mixtape Wale released his new mixtape, “More About Nothing,” on Rap Radar this afternoon. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. How The “Inception” Score’s Main Song Was Constructed 2. This is Why ...

  11. Dave Matthews Band Wraps 2010 Bonnaroo Music Fest

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ninth Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival wrapped Sunday night with the Dave Matthews Band, and festival producers say it was their best-attended event since 2007. More than 75,000 music fans from across the country and internationally descende ...

  12. Metallica Heading To Cinemas

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal's 'Big Four' will be heading to international cinema screens when the bands - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax - all perform on the same bill for the first time. The performances from the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia ...

  13. Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul With Special Club Gig

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jeff Beck honored his late friend and mentor, Les Paul , with an intimate performance at his favorite haunt, the Iridium Jazz Club. The legendary Paul played there every Monday night until his death last August, so it was an appropriate place for ...

  14. Report: New 'Guitar Hero' Details Leak

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Details on the next "Guitar Hero" game are leaking. Joystiq reports that Gene Simmons will act as a sort of emcee for the game, with other appearances by Queen, Black Sabbath and Metallica's Lars Ulrich included as recruitable chara ...

  15. Ash Cloud Grounds Metallica Tour But Show Goes On

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metallica braved long bus and boat rides — and bitter memories of a band member's death — to dodge the fallout of an Icelandic volcano and stick to its rigorous European tour schedule. Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told reporters in Vilnius, wh ...

  16. Rock In Rio Madrid Adds Motorhead

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival is developing into the most rock of the eight RiR festivals since the inaugural version in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro. RiR Madrid organizers today (Feb. 24) added veteran rock band Motorhead and Madrid rock group S ...

  17. Billboard.biz Q&A: Bonnaroo's Jonathan Mayers

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., which will tee up its ninth edition June 10-13, has become the top grossing festival in North America and one of the biggest musical events in the world. On Tuesday, the Bonnaroo lineup was announc ...

  18. AC/DC Finally Wins A Grammy

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Anglo-Australian rockers AC/DC won the first Grammy of their career, ending one of the most notable snubs by the music industry's top awards. The band won the best hard rock performance statuette for the song "War Machine," beating ...

  19. Belgian Fests Win Out At European Festival Awards

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Belgian festivals emerged as the big winners at the first ever European Festival Awards, bagging four of the eight public-voted categories as well as one voted by an industry panel. The awards were held on the opening night of European music confe ...

  20. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax To Tour Together

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal's Big Four -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax -- will ride together in 2010. In Europe, at least. After weeks of rumors, the four bands have announced they'll take part in the traveling Sonisphere festival, starting J ...

  21. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday (Oct. 30) at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed ...

  22. Will The Beatles Make It To The Rock Gaming Hall Of Fame?

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Few can question the legacy The Beatles left on the music world in the 20th century, but will millennial video gamers (most born long after the band’s split 40 years ago) be abuzz with Beatlemania? Looking at Nielsen’s Video Game Tracking data 3 m ...

  23. 24-7 Entertainment Enters Canadian Market

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT European digital entertainment technology provider 24-7 Entertainment has entered the Canadian market in partnership with CD Warehouse/MyMusic.com. The first collaboration is the launch of a Rhino Records direct-to-consumer (D2C) store, www.rhinor ...

  24. Slipknot Double Winners At U.K.'s Kerrang! Awards

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot emerged as the big winner at the 2009 Kerrang Awards, held in London tonight. The band was crowned best live band and best international band, beating off competition from Metallica, Lamb Of God, Madina Lake and Green Day in the internati ...

  25. Bravado Secures Rolling Stones Merch Deal

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Global music merchandising company Bravado is to manufacture and distribute merchandise for the Rolling Stones. Bravado is a unit of Universal Music Group (UMG); the Stones moved to Universal from EMI last summer. This exclusive agreement - announ ...

  26. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square ...

  27. Amazon U.K. Pricing Mishap

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Amazon service, Amazon.co.uk, has confirmed that a "pricing error" resulted in hit albums being sold for just 29p (47 cents). Although Amazon.co.uk has aggressively priced its new MP3 store, with albums as low as £3 ($4.88), the ...

  28. Swine Flu Forces Concert Cancellations In Mexico

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the recent swine flu outbreak, Ticketmaster's Mexican Web site resembled an airport departure screen during a snow storm, with rows of concert listings followed by the same word: "Cancelado." To help contain the outbr ...

  29. Indie Retailers Ready For Record Store Day

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite the success of online retailers, explosion of Internet downloads and high-profile closings of Virgin Megastores and Tower Records stores, bricks-and-mortar record stores aren't all spinning toward oblivion. Although hundreds of indepe ...

  30. SXSW 2009: Winners And Losers

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As this year's South By Southwest Conference winds down in Austin, Billboard takes a look at the winners and losers of the event. Winners: Twitter: Brevity is usually the soul of wit, but very few people define "omg sxsw rulez! this show ...

  31. SXSW Day 3: Metallica, Twitter Flood, Branding Hits And More

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica was the talk at South By Southwest on Friday, the event's third full day. The headbanging titans rolled into town to chat up their upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica game and also to play a show at Stubb's which had fans lined up ...

  32. Global Shake-Up For MTV Programming

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has unveiled plans to introduce new music programming formats focusing on new acts and live performances, which will be broadcast across 62 MTV channels in 162 countries. The MTV World Stage format will feature live perf ...

  33. Game Music Titles Spark Record Sales Year

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Four major video game franchise titles with music tie-ins sparked a record year for US video and computer game software, representing more than 5% of the total 297.6 million units sold in 2008, according to the NPD Group that tracks sales at retai ...

  34. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named t ...

  35. Mountain, Foreigner Manager Prager Dies

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bud Prager, a longtime label executive and manager who fostered the rock bands Mountain, Foreigner and Damn Yankees, died Dec. 22 of esophageal cancer at his home in Montauk, N.Y. He was 79. In the 1960s, the native New Yorker formed independent l ...

  36. Metallica, Pearl Jam Get Their Games On

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Metallica has finally confirmed "the worst-kept secret in rock'n'roll" and unveiled details of the upcoming "Guitar Hero" game devoted to the band. According to Metallica's Web site, the game "allows you to ...

  37. Digital Briefs: Metal Blade, 3 Doors Down, UMG

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Metal Blade Records has signed a distribution deal with INgrooves. The 26-year-old indie label has been home to artists including Slayer, Metallica and GWAR. - 3 Doors Down will be featured in a new music video game dubbed "PopStar Guitar,& ...

  38. Kenny Chesney Scores Fifth Chart-Topping Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of his ...

  39. U.K. Festival Awards Shortlist Favors Boutique Events

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following 200,000 general public votes, according to organizers, the fifth annual U.K. Festival Awards has announced the 2008 nominations shortlist -- and it's a good result for boutique festivals. Heading the list with three nominations is N ...

  40. T.I. Begins Second Week Atop Billboard 200

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 69% drop-off in sales, T.I. starts a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Paper Trail." The Grand Hustle/Atlantic set sold 177,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, after debuting last week with 568 ...

  41. Coldplay Win At Q Awards

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay won a pair of Q awards at the London ceremony, while there were also honors for veteran artists John Mellencamp and Glen Campbell. The U.K. melodic rock band won best album this afternoon (Oct. 6) at the Grosvenor House Hotel for “Viva La ...

  42. 'Guitar Hero' Lines Up Hendrix Edition, Subscription Service?

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the much-anticipated "Rock Band 2" now on store shelves, rival franchise Guitar Hero is sneaking into the news on several fronts. Most recently, Slash let it slip to Rolling Stone that Guitar Hero is working on a Jimi Hendrix specia ...

  43. Metallica Scores Fifth Straight No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In just a three-day sales window, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Warner Bros.) sold nearly half a million copies and tops The Billboard 200. The band's first studio album since 2003 moved 490,000 copies, according to Nielsen Sou ...

  44. 'Death' Has Arrived: Metallica Nets Fifth No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 490,000 -- after only three full days of sales. The set -- the band's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 -- was released last Fri ...

  45. Metallica Opens At No. 1 Just Shy Of 500K

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In just a three-day sales window, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" skates close to the half million mark and will lead The Billboard 200 when Nielsen SoundScan releases its charts tomorrow morning (Sept. 17). The band's first studi ...

  46. Metallica Poised For No. 1 Debut

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A title missing from last week's Nielsen SoundScan Building charts is destined to be the next No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as Metallica's new "Death Magnetic" has a shot at half million opener. The band's first album throug ...

  47. Jay-Z To Open Renovated Hollywood Palladium

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After undergoing renovations for more than a year, the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles will open its doors Oct. 15 with a concert by Jay-Z. The rapper will be backed by a 12-piece band. The 4,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium has been shuttered ...

  48. 30 Seconds To Mars Wins Two Kerrang! Awards

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Seconds To Mars won two Kerrang! awards at the U.K. rock weekly's annual awards ceremony in London. The Los Angeles band, fronted by actor Jared Leto, turned up tonight (Aug. 21) to collect awards for best single for "From Yesterday&q ...

  49. New Metallica Album To Arrive On A Friday

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide off-cycle on Friday Sept. 12 via Warner Bros. No reason was given for the switch from a traditional Monday/Tuesday release; ...

  50. Cuevas, Frankie J, Sponsors 'Hook Up' With Mun2

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beto Cuevas, Frankie J, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan (nee Hinojosa) will be shadowed by mun2 viewers beginning tomorrow on “The mun2 Hook Up.” The new 13-episode series pairs up young Latinos with their professi ...

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