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  1. Rock Hall Museum's Jim Henke Steps Down

    October 19, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Jim Henke, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum's VP exhibitions and curatorial affairs, has left his position abruptly under a cloud of questions. Henke, the longtime chief curator who had been with the museum since before its opening, stop ...

  2. Billboard.biz's Backbeat

    August 01, 2011 3:34 AM EDT From the record release parties to the green rooms, our exclusive look at the people behind the music business -- behind the scenes. FEATURED BACKBEATS: December 12, 2011 - Touring | Radio | Backbeat | Record Labels | Indies | Digital & Mobile ...

  3. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Leon Russell, Darlene Love, Others

    March 15, 2011 7:17 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony is the only place you'd find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-piece backup band. The rock hall's latest class brought together Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Wa ...

  4. Rock Hall of Fame to Induct Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's official -- Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The class of 2011 will be formally feted on Mar. 14 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Al ...

  5. ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Enter Rock Hall

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna ...

  6. The Stooges Gain Entry Into Rock Hall

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Iggy Pop was starting to feel like the Susan Lucci of rock 'n' roll. Just as the veteran soap actress believed she might never win a Daytime Emmy, the godfather of punk was certain his groundbreaking band The Stooges wouldn't ever e ...

  7. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Get Rock Hall Of Fame Nods

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Stooges, Genesis, ABBA, the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the shrine's 25th annual ceremony on March 15 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. They'll be joined by David Geffen and ...

  8. Metallica, Run-DMC Get Rock Hall of Fame Induction

    April 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, whose monstrous sound continues to assault the senses and push heavy metal to its limits, headlined a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night that felt much more like a concert than an awards show. For the first tim ...

  9. Manumission Astoria Finale Cancelled

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST London's Astoria venue will now stage its final show one day earlier, after the Manumission club night booked for Jan. 15 was cancelled. Manumission organizers said they were unable to book a fitting line-up for the closing night of the well- ...

  10. Final Week For London's Astoria

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST London's Astoria venue, one of the best known in the U.K. capital, will officially close on Jan. 15 as a result of the government's Crossrail project. To enable the major redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road station, a number of propert ...

  11. Compulsory Purchase For Astoria Venue

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The site of the central London Astoria venue has been confirmed for acquisition as part of the Crossrail project and compulsory purchase proceedings are now underway. To enable the major redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road station, a number of p ...

  12. Stay Of Execution For London's Astoria, Metro Venues

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London is expected to lose three central live music venues, including the Astoria and Astoria two venues, because of the Crossrail development, due for completion in 2017. Construction of the new rail service across London will necessitate the dem ...

  13. O2 Arena Helms PRS London Venue List

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The O2 Arena has come out tops on a poll which ranks the top 10 live music venues in London licensed by the Performing Right Society. The 2007 figures, published today, were calculated using the royalty payments to PRS members arising from live pe ...

  14. Power Starts New Comedy Fest

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vince Power is trying his hand at comedy. The Irish entrepreneur is behind the launch of the Mighty Boosh Festival, to be held July 5 at the 30,000 capacity Hop Farm in Tonbridge, Kent. The following day, the site in south east England will host P ...

  15. Power Returns To U.K. Live Biz

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vince Power, the live music impresario who founded the Mean Fiddler Music Group, is launching a new U.K. festival. Veteran Canadian rocker Neil Young will headline the new one-day festival, A Day at the Hop Farm, in Tonbridge, Kent, southeast Engl ...

  16. Crunch Time For London Astoria

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Time, apparently, is running out for the London Astoria. Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, has confirmed that the iconic central London music venue will face the wrecking ball, to make way for the capital's new Crossrail transport service ...

  17. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight (March 10) ...

  18. VH1 To Air Rock Hall Ceremony

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST VH1 Classic will air the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony live from New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on March 10 at 8:30 p.m. EST. In addition, the ceremony simultaneously will air on MTV Networks' MHD: Music High-Definition ...

  19. Timberlake, Reed, Joel To Induct Rock Hall Class

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to induct members of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class next month in New York. Timberlake will induct Madonna, Reed will induct Leonard Co ...

  20. London Astoria's Future Safe For Time Being: Benn

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Central London's famed Astoria venue is still some years away from the wrecking ball. So says Melvin Benn, managing director of festivals organizer Festival Republic, which lists the Astoria among its portfolio of interests. Benn says he is & ...

  21. Cuban Percussionist Güines Dies At 77

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celebrated Cuban percussionist Tata Güines, known as "the king of the drum", died Monday in Havana, aged 77, according to family sources. Local TV confirmed his passing away in the early hours, 10 days after being admitted to hospital wi ...

  22. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead 2008 Rock Hall Class

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, the Ventures and the Dave Clark Five will be enshrined next year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, organizers announced today (Dec. 13). The 2008 induction will be held March 10 at New York's Waldorf ...

  23. Madonna, Beasties, Mellencamp Up For Rock Hall

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen lead a wildly disparate class of nominees for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ventures, Donna Summer and the Dave Clark Five on ...

  24. MAMA Plays Mean Fiddler Tune

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mean Fiddler Music Group has agreed to sell its brand and a raft of London venues to the British media and marketing firm MAMA Group plc in a deal worth £6 million ($12 million) in cash. U.K. live music venue owner and concerts promoter MFMG said ...

  25. MAMA To Buy More Mean Fiddler Venues

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Media and marketing firm MAMA Group plc has tabled a bid to acquire six London venues from the U.K. live music player Mean Fiddler Music Group for an undisclosed sum. The sites include the iconic Jazz Café, Garage, G.A.Y. and the Borderline venues ...

  26. Van Halen, Patti Smith Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Punk poet Patti Smith brought her earthy growl to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday (March 12), inducted as a member with the Ronettes, Van Halen, R.E.M. and the institution's first hip-hop act, Grandmaster Flash. Shy, and fighting bac ...

  27. Van Halen, R.E.M. Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop outfit Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and influential girl group the Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (March ...

  28. Norah Notches Third Week at No. 1

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" spends a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- a rarity these days ... In this post-Valentine's Day adjustment week, the big chart's titles shuffle and slide, with Daughtry jumping 9-2 and ...

  29. Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12 during a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. To be eligible for induction, this ye ...

  30. Vince Power Appointed CBE

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vince Power, founder of British powerhouse promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), is to be made an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). National culture secretary Tessa Jowell will present Power with the accolade during ...

  31. Live Nation, Gaiety Made To Wait On Academy Decision

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A proposed buyout of U.K. venue operator Academy Music Holding could bring about a hike in venue rental costs and reduce competition in London, the government's anti-trust body has reported. The Competition Commission explained its views Tues ...

  32. Pearl Jam Plots Summer Tour, Petty Dates

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen dates are set for the second leg. Following the June 3 close of the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour, the band will return to the road June 23 in Pittsburgh. Fourteen dates are set for the second leg through a July 22 sho ...

  33. Pearl Jam Gets Intimate For London Show

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will play its first U.K. show in six years on April 20, when it will drop by the 1,600-capacity Astoria. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 31) in the United Kingdom; a limited amount of tic Pearl Jam will play its first U.K. show in six ...

  34. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event will be broadcast March 21 on VH1. Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Record ...

  35. Eight Radio Groups Form HD Alliance

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Includes Clear Channel, Entercom, Infinity. Recognizing it needs to move more aggressively in the face of competitive digital threats, eight of radio's largest companies came together Tuesday morning (Dec. 6) to unveil an alliance to put HD d ...

  36. Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation will hold its induction ce ...

  37. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. They include Sum 41's show at Astoria, the Prodigy at London Carling Bri Today's (July 7) terrorist bomb ...

  38. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sum 41, Prodigy, R.E.M. amongst those who change plans. Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. They include Sum 41's show at Astoria, the Prodigy at ...

  39. OFT Clears CCE's Mean Fiddler Buyout

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Office of Fair Trading has approved Clear Channel Entertainment's planned acquisition of rival Mean Fiddler Music Group. LONDON -- The Office of Fair Trading has approved Clear Channel Entertainment's planned acquisition of rival Mea ...

  40. OFT Clears Mean Fiddler Buyout

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Office of Fair Trading has approved Clear Channel Entertainment's planned acquisition of rival Mean Fiddler Music Group. A spokesperson for the regulatory body confirms that the takeover proposal The Office of Fair Trading has approved Cl ...

  41. OFT Clears Mean Fiddler Buyout

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Decision clears path for CCE, MCD deal. The Office of Fair Trading has approved Clear Channel Entertainment's planned acquisition of rival Mean Fiddler Music Group. A spokesperson for the regulatory body confirms that it cleared the takeover ...

  42. MTV2 Unveils New Content

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Expanding on its "two-headed dog" <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000789179">re-launch in February</A>, MTV2 is unveiling new long-form music Expanding on i ...

  43. Mean Fiddler Directors Accept Buyout Offer

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mean Fiddler Music Group's takeover is edging closer to completion. The firm's directors have agreed to the terms of a deal presented last month by Clear Channel Entertainment and Denis Desmond's Iris Mean Fiddler Music Group's ...

  44. Mean Fiddler Directors Accept Buyout Offer

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel, MCD closer to acquisition. Mean Fiddler Music Group's takeover is edging closer to completion. The firm's directors have agreed to the terms of a deal presented last month by Clear Channel Entertainment and Denis Desmond&# ...

  45. Clear Channel, MCD Make Move On Mean Fiddler

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mean Fiddler Music Group confirmed March 11 that Clear Channel Entertainment and MCD Productions are lining up a takeover bid. Following speculation and frenzied trading on the London stock exchange, LONDON -- Mean Fiddler Music Group confirmed Ma ...

  46. Clear Channel, MCD Make Move On Mean Fiddler

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mean Fiddler Music Group today confirmed Clear Channel Entertainment and MCD Productions are lining-up a takeover bid. Mean Fiddler Music Group confirmed today (March 11) that Clear Channel Entertainment and MCD Productions are lining up a takeove ...

  47. Clear Channel, MCD Make Move On Mean Fiddler

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mean Fiddler Music Group confirmed today (March 11) that Clear Channel Entertainment and MCD Productions are lining up a takeover bid. Mean Fiddler Music Group confirmed today (March 11) that Clear Channel Entertainment and MCD Productions are lin ...

  48. U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Confirms Takeover Bid

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST British venue owner and concert promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group has confirmed that it is the target of a takeover bid. The company admitted its position on Feb. 14 after its stock soared 12% on the LONDON -- British venue owner and concert promo ...

  49. U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Confirms Takeover Bid

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST British venue owner and concert promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group has confirmed that it is the target of a takeover bid. British venue owner and concert promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group has confirmed that it is the target of a takeover bid. The c ...

  50. Mean Fiddler Confirms Takeover Bid

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST British venue owner and concert promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group has confirmed that it is the target of a takeover bid. British venue owner and concert promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group has confirmed that it is the target of a takeover bid. The c ...

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