Jem Aswad

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Jem Aswad is the former editor of Billboard.biz. He has also held senior editorial posts at Spin, MTV News, Time Out New York, ASCAP and CMJ, and has written for New York magazine, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, Esquire, and other publications.

Rolling Stones Flee After Fans Invade Stage in 1965 'Charlie' Clip

Rolling Stones Flee After Fans Invade Stage in 1965 'Charlie' Clip

In 1965, Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham commissioned director Peter Whitehead to shoot cinema verite footage of the group's two-day September Irish tour in an effort, as he put it, to let the lads get their "celluloid legs" and see who most captivated the camera offstage. The footage was collected into a slapdash film called "Charlie Is My Darling" (because the Stones' taciturn drummer was deemed most camera-friendly) that was shopped the following year but never officially released or aired -- although wobbly bootlegs have been circulating for decades -- and the reels sat in film cans, largely untouched, for more than 40 years.
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Rolling Stones Bringing Party to Brooklyn

As exclusively reported by Billboard back in August, the Rolling Stones will play a date at Brooklyn's Barclays Center next month - and it's the opening U.S. date of the group's "50 and Counting" celebration.
Rolling Stones to Play Brooklyn's Barclays Center Next Month

Rolling Stones to Play Brooklyn's Barclays Center Next Month

As exclusively reported by Billboard.biz back in August, the Rolling Stones will play a date at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next month – and it’s the opening U.S. date of the group’s “50 and Counting” celebration.
What Does Nashville's Music Community Think of 'Nashville'? Jason Aldean, Bob Doyle, More Weigh In

What Does Nashville's Music Community Think of 'Nashville'? Jason Aldean, Bob Doyle, More Weigh In

Despite positive advance reviews and strong names attached to it, the premiere of the ABC series "Nashville" last week was greeted with a fair amount of trepidation by many in the city's music community. But after the show's impressive first episode, Billboard.biz asked some of Nashville's industry leaders what they thought of the depiction of their town and their industry.
Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

The legend, legacy and mystique of Led Zeppelin have barely diminished in the 32 years since the band ceased to exist in the present tense, as proven by the starpower at the premiere and afterparty for the group's new concert film Celebration Day on Tuesday. Along with the four bandmembers, Stevie Nicks, Kiss' Paul Stanley, Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Joan Jett were in the house, along with a galaxy of execs including Len Blavatnik, Craig Kallman, Cameron Strang, Ron Delsener, Bill Curbishley, Bill Flanagan, Cliff Burnstein, Peter Mensch, Michael Goldstone, Danny Goldberg, Steve and Harvey Leeds, and many more.
It's Official: John Janick Named President/COO of Interscope Geffen A&M

It's Official: John Janick Named President/COO of Interscope Geffen A&M

It's official: As projected by Billboard.biz in June, John Janick has been named president and chief operating officer of Interscope Geffen A&M, the label announced today. Janick joins the company after 16 years at the helm of the indie Fueled By Ramen and three as co-president of of Elektra Records.

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