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  1. How Katy Perry & Capitol/EMI Turned Fearlessness, Gut Instinct, Well-Crafted Material Into Massive Success

    November 30, 2012 12:55 PM EST Katy Perry certainly began her relationship with Capitol/EMI Records on a provocative note-or is it all new artists that favor a first single about kissing someone of the same gender? Executive VP of marketing/promotion Greg Thompson remembers the ...

  2. Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage to Lead Trespass America Festival

    April 24, 2012 10:23 PM EDT A new metal festival will be throwing down the gauntlet this summer. Trespass America, a co-production with the UK-based Metal Hammer magazine, will gather seven bands for a 25-date U.S. tour this summer, with more shows to be announced. The tour ...

  3. Backbeat: The Gourds Celebrate Vanguard Records Debut Album At L.A. Release Party

    September 16, 2011 12:53 AM EDT "This is the biggest night of our career," Gourds accordionist/keyboardist Claude Bernard joked early on during the alt-country band's album release party at Los Angeles' Echo on Sept. 13. But the ear-to-ear smiles on concertgo ...

  4. Carrie Underwood Tour To Kick Off In March

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a 45-date headlining tour that kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan and sibling trio Sons of Sylvia will open for Underwood's ...

  5. Def Leppard Cancels Third Leg Of Tour

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Def Leppard has canceled the final leg of its North American tour. The band said in a statement on its Web site that it canceled 23 shows in the U.S. and Canada "due to unforeseen personal matters." The last leg of the tour was ...

  6. Country Promoter/Producer Ritter Dies

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST David Kenneth "Ken" Ritter, a former Beaumont, Texas, mayor and music promoter/producer, died Dec. 30 at his home after a long illness. He was 79. Ritter began his career in the music industry as a teen doing advance work for his uncle T ...

  7. Industry Vets Open Nashville Pubbery

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros. Records Nashville chief creative officer Paul Worley, a noted producer, has formed Skyline Music Publishing. Warner Bros. Records Nashville chief creative officer Paul Worley, a noted producer, has formed Skyline Music Publishing. His ...

  8. SMG Names GM For Texas Venue

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has named Allan Vella as the new general manager of Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas, effective Sept. 2. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has named Allan Vella as the new general manager o ...

  9. CCE Venue Picks Up Ford Name

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's newest shed will be called the Ford Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, through a new naming-rights deal unveiled today (May 11). The venue sits on 17 acres of Clear Channel Entertainment's newest ...

  10. Booker Brad Russo Splits CCE for TMG/AEG Live

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST There's been a shakeup in the Texas concert-promotion scene, as Brad Russo, former Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) booker in Austin, moves to Houston to rejoin Louis Messina, president of TMG/AEG Li There's been a shakeup in the Texas ...