A Bigger Bang

  1. Rolling Stones Announce Rescheduled Australia Tour

    April 04, 2014 12:52 AM EDT The Rolling Stones’ postponed tour of Australia is back on track.  The legendary British rockers today confirmed they’d wheel into Australia for new tour dates between Oct. 25 and Nov. 22. Australian promoter Michael Gudinski, whose Frontier Touri ...

  2. Rolling Stones Gather at London's Marquee Club On 50th Anniversary

    July 12, 2012 7:46 AM EDT A half-century ago tomorrow, The Rolling Stones took the stage for the first time. And the Glimmer Twins and company have returned to the scene of the crime. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood posed this week for veteran ro ...

  3. Michael Cohl, Live Nation Settle Lawsuit; Rolling Stones Tour On Its Way?

    June 28, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Live Nation has settled its lawsuit with former chairman Michael Cohl, saying that the suit ended "amicably." The two had been embroiled in competing lawsuits since 2010, after Live Nation initiated the battle by suing Cohl for $5.35 mil ...

  4. Willie Robertson, Music Biz Insurance Pioneer, Remembered

    July 21, 2011 11:16 AM EDT The life of music industry insurance innovator Willie Robertson (67), who died of cancer in London on July 9, is to be celebrated at a London thanksgiving service Oct. 5 Robertson pioneered insurance for touring acts, building a former pariah sect ...

  5. U2 To Set Record For Highest-Grossing Tour This Weekend

    April 08, 2011 8:19 AM EDT When the doors open Sunday night for U2's second show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the band's "360" tour will become the highest grossing tour in history. In Sao Paulo, U2 "360" will pass the $558 million ...

  6. Stones' 'Exile On Main St' Back At No. 1

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On ...

  7. UMG Rolls Out Stones Reissues

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is reissuing the Rolling Stones re-mastered, post-1971 back catalog from next month. The 14-album campaign will begin with "Sticky Fingers," "Goats Head Soup," "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll& ...

  8. Hot 100 Online Exclusive: Hitmakers On The Road

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at the Hot 100 since the 1950s shows a link between chart performance and touring muscle, although hits have been no guarantee of touring success. The artists with the most overall Hot 100 Number One hits are only infrequently among the wor ...

  9. Rolling Stones Sign To Universal

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ending months of speculation, the Rolling Stones have split with longtime label EMI and inked a new deal with the Universal Music Group. The pact covers not only future studio albums but the band's lucrative back catalog from 1971's &quo ...

  10. Rolling Stones Tour Grosses Over A Half Billion

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The final tally on the Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang tour is in and it topped a half billion -- $558,255,524 to be exact. The staggering total was accumulated between the fall of 2005, when the trek kicked-off, and Aug. 26, when it wrapped at the O ...

  11. Rolling Stones Roll Out DRM-Free Albums

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London-based 7digital has become the first digital media delivery company to make available EMI's Rolling Stones catalog as DRM-free MP3s. The 24 albums are delivered at the high-quality 320 kbps rate, and for the next four weeks will exclusi ...

  12. Rolling Stones Flesh Out Summer Tour Plans

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Rolling Stones will make up their lost dates from Europe last summer ... and then some. In a live cybercast on the band's Web site, Mick Jagger revealed today (March 22) that the Stones will play 27 more European dates as par ...

  13. Cohl: Bigger Bang Could Roll On In 2007

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones re-captured the "top-grossing tour ever" mantle from U2 with the Stones' $437 million A Bigger Bang trek, and tour producer Michael Cohl indicates they may pad that record. Since the fall of 2005, the band has gro ...

  14. Cohl: Bigger Bang Could Roll On In 2007

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones re-captured the "top-grossing tour ever" mantle from U2 with the Stones' $437 million A Bigger Bang trek, and tour producer Michael Cohl indicates they may pad that record. The Rolling Stones re-captured the " ...

  15. Madonna Tops Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards with mentions in four categories, including top tour and top draw, respectively award the top-grossing and top ticket-selling tour. The ot Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard ...

  16. Rolling Stones Roll On In U.K.

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Long gone are the days when the Rolling Stones courted controversy with their sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll antics. Nowadays, the health of the surviving band members is more often the hot talking poin Long gone are the days when the Roll ...

  17. Rolling Stones Roll On In U.K.

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Long gone are the days when the Rolling Stones courted controversy with their sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll antics. Nowadays, the health of the surviving band members is more often the hot talking poin Long gone are the days when the Roll ...

  18. Rolling Stones Set For North American Return

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second leg will launch Sept. 20 in Boston. The Rolling Stones will return to North American for another leg of their A Bigger Bang tour, which is destined to be the top-grossing trek in history. The second North American leg, which follows a run o ...

  19. Robbie, Blunt Pass 5M European Shipments

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English singers Robbie Williams and James Blunt both achieved five-times Platinum Europe certification in March with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) and "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) respectively, accordin English singers Robbie Wil ...

  20. Robbie, Blunt Pass 5M European Shipments

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English singers Robbie Williams and James Blunt both achieved five-times Platinum Europe certification in March with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) and "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) respectively, accordin English singers Robbie Wil ...

  21. Stones Take In $162M With '05 Trek

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The first leg wrapped Dec. 3 in Memphis. The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang tour exploded in 2005, moving 1.2 million tickets and ringing up $162 million in grosses from 42 North American shows on the tour's first leg. The first leg wrapp ...

  22. Rolling Stones To Perform At Super Bowl

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST NFL finale to take palce Feb. 5 at Detroit's Ford Field. The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" world tour just got a bit bigger. The legendary rock group is confirmed to perform during halftime at the 40th anniversary of the NFL ...

  23. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said yesterday (Oct. 25). The Rolling Stones will release an album of ra ...

  24. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said yesterday (Oct. 25). The Rolling Stones will release an album of ra ...

  25. EMI Latin, Nokia Team For Free Music Give-a-ways

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Memory cards to contain music, video, ringtones. EMI Music Latin America has teamed with mobile phone maker Nokia to put free music on memory cards bundled with Nokia's 6230 handset. Music from such EMI artists as Coldplay and KT Tunstall, as ...

  26. INSIDE TRACK

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Few would question the Rolling Stones' credentials as chick magnets. So how do the ageless rockers attract the ladies' attention these days? One method could be a multifaceted tie-in with NBC soap ope Few would question the Rolling Stone ...

  27. Stones, SanDisk Team For 'Bigger Bang' Offer

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New album to be distributed on flash-mem cards. The Rolling Stones (Virgin) are distributing their new album "A Bigger Bang" on new flash-memory cards created by SanDisk. For $40 fans can buy the 265MB memory card with immediate access t ...

  28. Bon Jovi's 'Nice Day' In Euro Charts

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Initial shipments exceed 500,000 units. Bon Jovi assumes the No.1 mantle on European Top 100 Albums as "Have A Nice Day" (Island/Universal) ends the Rolling Stones' two-week run at the top with "A Bigger Bang" (Virgin). In ...

  29. Bon Jovi's 'Nice Day' In Euro Charts

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Initial shipments exceed 500,000 units. Bon Jovi assumes the No.1 mantle on European Top 100 Albums as "Have A Nice Day" (Island/Universal) ends the Rolling Stones' two-week run at the top with "A Bigger Bang" (Virgin). In ...

  30. Stones Top Europe Chart For Second Week

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI albums spent 24 weeks at the top in 2005. The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" (Virgin) secures a second week at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after holding at No.1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Italy. It al ...

  31. Stones Top Europe Chart For Second Week

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI albums spent 24 weeks at the top in 2005. The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" (Virgin) secures a second week at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after holding at No.1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Italy. It al ...

  32. Stones Make Big Bang` On Europe Chart

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" (Virgin) debuts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, ending the 13-week run of their EMI stablemates Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone). The Stones' 2002 compilation The Rol ...

  33. Stones Make Big Bang` On Europe Chart

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" (Virgin) debuts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, ending the 13-week run of their EMI stablemates Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone). The Stones' 2002 compilation The Rol ...

  34. West Tops Chart For 2nd Week

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strong second week sales of Kanye West's "Late Registration" and a resurgence by 50 Cent's "The Massacre" deny the latest album by the Rolling Stones the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 this week. But Strong second we ...

  35. Over The Counter

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a battle for the No. 2 slot, the Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" hit stores Sept. 6, the same day as a DVD-enchanced special edition of 50 Cent's "The Massacre." Read Goeff Mayfield's column. In a battle for t ...

  36. Stones, TNT, NASCAR Team For Promo

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the help of Turner Network Television (TNT), the Rolling Stones and NASCAR have partnered for a promotional video that rolls into cinemas nationwide Sept. 2. At nearly 2 1/2 minutes, the NASCAR With the help of Turner Network Television (TNT) ...

  37. Yahoo! Partners For Rolling Stones Tour

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT new dates to be revealed. The Rolling Stones will be revealing 15 new dates for their A Bigger Bang world tour through a special deal with Yahoo! tomorrow (Aug. 24). Fans who go to yahoo.com beginning at 9 a.m. EST will be the first to find out ...