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  1. Eric Clapton Cancels Concert in Thailand Amid Escalating Political Violence

    February 26, 2014 3:27 PM EST As gun battles are now a near nightly occurrence on the streets of Bangkok, the rock legend decided to give the city a miss. Eric Clapton has canceled his concert in Bangkok, as political violence in the Thai capital continues to worsen. “Due to r ...

  2. Tim Carr’s Family Addresses Unclear Circumstances Surrounding His Death

    April 13, 2013 6:39 PM EDT The family of Tim Carr, the former Capitol, Warner Bros. and Dreamworks A&R exec who died under unclear circumstances in Thailand earlier this week, has written about his death and granted Billboard.biz permission to publish it here. They ...

  3. Tokyo International Music Market Attracts Labels, Publishers, Search For Next PSY

    October 30, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Now in it's 9th year the Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) has been integrated into the larger CoFesta, or Japan's general entertainment content fair, for the last six editions. This year, for the first time, the event was held at ...

  4. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  5. L'Arc-en-Ciel, Japanese Visual Rock Band, To Play Madison Square Garden This Weekend

    March 23, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Leading Japanese 'visual rock' band L'Arc-en-Ciel is amidst an 11-country world tour and are slated to thrash Madison Square Garden on Sunday March 25, becoming the first Japanese band to headline the storied NYC arena. The group or ...

  6. Minnie Driver Marries David Bowie, Shakespeare in Marc Evans' 'Hunky Dory'

    March 11, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Minnie Driver (left) plays a teacher in the film "Hunky Dory," which screened at SXSW Film conference (Photo: Phil Gallo) David Bowie and William Shakespeare form a duo in "Hunky Dory," a film set in Wales in 1976 in which an a ...

  7. GMM Grammy Thais Knot With Swish

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leading Thai entertainment conglomerate GMM Grammy has struck a multi-faceted deal with Australian digital distributor Swish AmpHead which will see GMM Grammy catalog being made available in physical and digital form Down Under. The new deal repre ...

  8. Pirate Bay Founders Sent Summons Via Twitter

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Dutch entertainment industry group has demanded Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay be shut down in the Netherlands and says Pirate Bay founders have been sent their court summons via Twitter and Facebook. Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN said ...

  9. MTV Asia Awards Rock Again

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Malaysian music fans saw the MTV Asia Music Awards return in style after a one-year hiatus when the sixth edition of the show was staged at the 6,000-capacity Arena of Stars in the Genting Highlands resort. The previous MTV Asia Awards were held i ...

  10. Universal Music Thailand Names GM

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ron Kamnuanthip has been named GM of Universal Music Thailand, effective Sept. 5, according to Universal Music Group International (ASEAN) senior VP Sandy Monteiro. Based in Bangkok and reporting to Kuala Lumpur-based Monteiro, Kamnuanthip will be ...

  11. Green Day, Clarkson Win MTV Asia Awards

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Highlights of the fifth annual MTV Asia Awards ceremony, held May 6 at Bangkok's Siam Paragon arena, included Kelly Rowland's world-premiere live performance of her new single, "Gotsta Go," and Lee Ry Highlights of the fifth an ...

  12. My Chemical Romance, Blunt Up For MTV Asia Awards

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock outfit My Chemical Romance and British singer-songwriter James Blunt are among the multiple nominees unveiled for the fifth annual MTV Asia Awards, to be held in Bangkok on May 6. Alternative rock outfit My Chemical Romance and Br ...

  13. Gary Glitter Arrested On Sex Allegations

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former British pop star Gary Glitter has been taken into custody in a southern Vietnamese resort city following allegations that he indulged in lewd acts with a minor, police officials confirmed yeste Former British pop star Gary Glitter has been ...

  14. MTV Asia Awards Stay In Bangkok

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony will take place on Feb 25, 2006. The fifth annual MTV Asia Awards ceremony will be held at Bangkok's Impact Arena on Feb. 25, 2006, the music broadcaster announced Sept. 26. It will be the second straight year the event has been held ...

  15. Behind the Deal: An Interview with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gearing up for the ongoing fight against piracy after a change of the guards in the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sat down with <i>ELW</i> editor and <i>Billboard</i> l Gearing up for the ong ...

  16. Stars Come Out For MTV Asia Aid

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tsunami benefit could reach 1 billion viewers. More than 11,000 fans gathered at Bangkok's Impact Arena tonight (Feb. 3) to see major Asian and international acts perform at the MTV Asia Aid concert. The show was held to raise money for organ ...

  17. Keys, Clarkson Confirmed For MTV Asia Aid

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, Hoobastank and Simple Plan are among those set to perform at MTV Asia Aid on Feb. 3 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Jennifer Lopez will contribut Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, H ...

  18. Keys, Clarkson Confirmed For MTV Asia Aid

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, Hoobastank and Simple Plan are among those set to perform at MTV Asia Aid on Feb. 3 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Jennifer Lopez will contribut Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, H ...

  19. MTV Asia Throws Support To Tsunami Aid

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of the Asian music industry -- who, like everyone else in the region, are still trying to come to terms with the Dec. 26 tsunami and its aftermath -- are doing their bit to support disaster re Members of the Asian music industry -- who, li ...

  20. MTV Asia Throws Support To Tsunami Aid

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of the Asian music industry -- who, like everyone else in the region, are still trying to come to terms with the Dec. 26 tsunami and its aftermath -- are doing their bit to support disaster re Members of the Asian music industry -- who, li ...

  21. Hollywood Lost $718 Mil From Asian Piracy

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rampant movie piracy in the Asian-Pacific region cost western film producers more than $718 million in lost revenue in 2003, up from $574 million in 2000, the Motion Picture Assn. (MPA) said Dec. 3. BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Rampant movie piracy in the ...

  22. Three MTV Asia Nods For Jet, Keane

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three With three nominations each, Jet and Keane are the front-running international acts for the 2005 MTV Asia Awards, to take place Feb. 5 in Bangkok, Thailand. With three nominations each, Jet and Keane are the front-running international ...

  23. Eagles Tour A Success In Asia-Pacific

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles' ongoing Farewell I tour heads to the Far East and Australia in October, and demand has resulted in sold-out venues and added dates. The string of concerts -- including dates in Sapporo, To The Eagles' ongoing Farewell I tour ...

  24. Australia's Regurgitator Record Album In A Bubble

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator will record their fifth album in a customized glass recording studio in Melbourne's Federation Square. In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator wil ...

  25. Australia's Regurgitator Record Album In A Bubble

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator will record their fifth album in a customized glass recording studio in Melbourne's Federation Square. In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator wil ...

  26. Big Grosses For Eagles Spring Tour

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles quietly shattered several box-office records on the spring leg of their ongoing Farewell, Part I tour. The band grossed nearly $14 million from a mere 13 dates, topped by a take of $2.6 mil The Eagles quietly shattered several box-offic ...