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  1. The Who Rock Super Bowl Halftime With Hits Medley

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Iconic British rock act the Who took the stage for the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show in Miami and delivered a solid if expected medley classic rock hits. Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend, the two surviving members of the original ...

  2. The Who Reveals Super Bowl Set List

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Who's Pete Townshend, in an exclusive interview with Billboard, has revealed that the band's upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance will feature a "compact medley" of their signature classic-rock anthems. "We're ...

  3. @MIDEM: Chris Morrison Blasts File-Sharers

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gorillaz manager Chris Morrison launched an impassioned attack on file-sharing, TV talent shows and much else besides as managers took center stage at MIDEM. Morrison was speaking on the "Developing an Artist's Career in Today's Dig ...

  4. Jimi Hendrix Explores New 'Valleys'

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST An album of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings is set for release in March, kicking off a brand new exploration of the legendary guitar virtuoso's life and works in the lead-up to the 40th anniversary of his death in 1970. & ...

  5. Report: The Who To Perform At Super Bowl

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST According to a report, the Who will perform at Super Bowl XLIV, marking their first performance in North America since 2008. SI.com reports that the veteran U.K. band will take the stage during the halftime show of the 2010 National Football Leagu ...

  6. Ailing Eric Clapton Pulls Out Of Rock Hall Of Fame Concerts

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall concert extravaganza in New York to have gallstones removed, organizers said on Monday. Bruce Springsteen's participation was up in the air, meanwhile, after the rocker abrupt ...

  7. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a ...

  8. Beck Tempts Goldsmith Back To Management

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recipient Jeff Beck has announced Harvey Goldsmith CBE as his new manager. It is a return to the management field for the renowned promoter, who has worked with everyone from Queen to Madonna as well as both Live Ai ...

  9. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named t ...

  10. English Town Names Streets After Stones Songs

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Looking to live on Satisfaction Street? Or Ruby Tuesday Drive? If so, Dartford is the place to go. Streets there are being named after classic Rolling Stones hits in honor of local heroes Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The ties to the town just e ...

  11. Kennedy Center Honors Streisand, The Who

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Barbra Streisand got an awkward kiss on the cheek from the president, and yes, she gave him a smooch back. Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, was a guest Sunday at the White House just before one of Washington's few A-list ...

  12. Jimi Hendrix Drummer Mitch Mitchell Dies

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell was found dead early this morning (Nov. 12) in a Portland hotel room, according to representatives for the Hendrix estate. He was 62. After completing the Experience Hendrix tour in Portland with one- ...

  13. Jones, Streisand, Townshend, Daltrey Nab Kennedy Honors

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Jones and Barbra Streisand, as well as Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who, will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. Actor Morgan Freeman and choreographer Twyla Tharp will also be honored. "With their extraordinary gen ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Decca Vet Mendl Dies

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hugh Mendl, the influential British producer and A&R man who signed the likes of Genesis and David Bowie to Decca Records, passed away on July 7 at the age of 88. Born in London on Aug. 6, 1919, Mendl was educated at University College, Oxford ...

  16. Top Rock Acts Gear Up For VH1's Who Tribute

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Learning covers for VH1's "Rock Honors" tribute to the Who has been a labor of love for many of the participants, including Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Incubus. The event, which tapes tomorrow (July 12) at UCLA's Pauley Pav ...

  17. Stones Deny Label Move From EMI

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have played down a weekend report that the band planned to ditch long-term record company EMI to join concert promoter Live Nation. But industry experts still believe the British group could soon part ways with the label, which ...

  18. Rolling Stones, YouTube Team Up For Music Channel

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones and the YouTube video Web site have teamed up to launch a new entertainment channel. According to a statement from the band and record label Universal, fans can upload questions to the Stones about "Shine a Light", a n ...

  19. Stones 'Shine' In London Premiere

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT From out of the gloom on a drizzly London night, the spotlight fell squarely on the Rolling Stones as Martin Scorsese's concert film "Shine A Light" got the red carpet treatment in the capital. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie W ...

  20. TCT Line-Up Adds Madness, Armatrading, Gray

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veterans Madness, Joan Armatrading and David Gray will join newcomers Newton Faulkner and Amy Macdonald on the bill for this year's April 8-13 Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall. Now in its 8th year, the TCT gigs wil ...

  21. London's Marquee Club Closes

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST The latest incarnation of London's Marquee Club has been forced to shutter, just six months after opening for business. The famous club, now sited at 14 Upper Saint Martin's Lane, on the edge of central London's Soho district, has b ...

  22. Koch Distribution Signs Cadiz Music

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive distribution deal with London-based Cadiz Music, revealed today at Midem. Koch will be the exclusive physical distributor for the label in the US. Forthcoming releases include titles by Ronni ...

  23. Stones Sign With Universal For Soundtrack

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones have signed a one-album deal with Universal Music as they approach the end of their current contract with EMI, which is understood to expire this year. The band's worldwide deal with Universal is just for the soundtrack alb ...

  24. Primary Inks McMann

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a multi-year marketing and administration agreement with singer/songwriter Gerard McMann. Under the terms of the agreement, Primary Wave will provide a wide range of services, including music consulti ...

  25. The Year In Music & Touring 2007: Bumps In The Road

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST The touring industry continues its roller-coaster ride in 2007, with North American concert dollars and attendance down double digits after a record year in 2006. The final numbers tallied from Billboard Boxscore reports in 2007 are eye-opening: N ...

  26. Daltrey: The Who Returning To Road In '08

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Three months after the Who wrapped up a year-long tour, singer Roger Daltrey is chomping at the bit to return to the road, saying he hopes the band will visit Japan and Australia next year. The British rock veterans last played those countries in ...

  27. Pianist Cullum Sets Gold Standard In U.K.

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/pianist Jamie Cullum was among the honorees at the annual Gold Badge Awards ceremony today (Oct. 24), held in London and organized by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters (BACS). The annual event, now in its 34th year, pays tr ...

  28. Ray Davies To Giveaway New Album In U.K. Press

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran singer-songwriter Ray Davies is following in the footsteps of Prince by releasing his new album in the United Kingdom as a giveaway with a national newspaper. Former Kinks frontman Davies' "Working Man's Cafe" is due fo ...

  29. Classic Rock Mag Fetes Jimmy Page

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Page is to receive the living legend accolade at the third annual awards Classic Rock Roll of Honour, to be held at London's Landmark Hotel on Nov. 5. Organizers Classic Rock magazine have recognized the artist for his work with Led Zep ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Koch, 1720 Team For U.S. Distribution Deal

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment has struck a deal to act as the exclusive physical and digital distributor of 1720 Entertainment in the United States. "We're very excited to be working with Terry [K. Johnson, president/CEO of 1720]," says Michae ...

  32. Cream, DKNY Kick Off Shoe Partnership

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cream, the U.K.-based international dance-music entertainment provider and festival promoter, has joined forces with U.S designer label DKNY to produce a limited number of fashionable trainers. Cream and DKNY are creating only 1,000 pairs, which w ...

  33. Rolling Stones Release 'Biggest Bang' DVD

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A four-DVD set of the Rolling Stones' giant "A Bigger Bang" tour is to be released worldwide via Universal Music Group on July 30. Called "The Biggest Bang," and featuring seven hours of content, the DVD set is based on th ...

  34. Two Die In Rolling Stones Stage Accident

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two workers died early Friday afternoon as they helped dismantle the gigantic stage scenery used by the Rolling Stones in a performance last night at Atletico Madrid soccer team's Vicente Calderón stadium. Two other men were injured, one seri ...

  35. Stones' Bigger Bang Rolls On In Belgium

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones kicked off the second leg of their European tour in Belgium Tuesday with the concert creating a 30km traffic jam, and Mick Jagger being whistled by fans because he addressed them in the wrong language. The band, who invited Iris ...

  36. Stones Split With Manager Loewenstein

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have effectively split with their long-time business manager, Prince Rupert Loewenstein. The move was confirmed in a statement issued this morning by a publicist on behalf of the Stones. The statement reads, "Prince Rupert ...

  37. More Artists Confirmed For Princess Diana Concert

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, Rod Stewart, Lily Allen and Status Quo are among the eight artists added to the line-up for a summer concert at London's new Wembley Stadium to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. Natasha Bedingfield, ...

  38. Townshend Unveils The Method

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend's decades-old vision of creating musical portraits through technology has come to fruition. After more than 30 years in the works, the Who's guitarist today unveiled his music creation, now dubbed the Lifehouse Method , to ...

  39. The Who, Gallagher Line-Up For U.K. TCT Concerts

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Who, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian are some of the big-name artists participating in the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust week of concerts, which kicks off tonight (March 26). Gallagher, hot Scottish newcomers The View ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Clapton Flanked By Guitar Heroes For Summer Fest

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton will be surrounded by esteemed guests at his second Crossroads Guitar Festival, to be held July 28 at Toyota Park in Chicago. B.B. King, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and Vince Gill lead the lineup for the event, w ...

  42. Townshend Reveals The 'Method' To His Madness At SXSW

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend utilized his keynote address at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, tonight (March 14) to unveil a new music Web site dubbed the Method. The concept was first introduced in the early 1970s via music intended for " ...

  43. Jay-Z, Vedder, Richards Among Rock Hall Inducters

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Several superstar artists have signed on to induct artists into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a March 12 ceremony in New York. Jay-Z will induct Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, while Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will induct R.E.M. and ...

  44. The Who Confirm Europe Tour, Glastonbury Performance

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed a four-song acoustic set in central London this lunchtime (Feb. 8) at a press conference to mark the announcement of The Who's 2007 European tour. The itinerary begins May 16 at Lisbon's Atlanti ...

  45. A Bigger Bang Crowned Top Tour Of '06

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang trek, which recaptured the "top-grossing tour ever" title from U2's Vertigo, was the top grossing tour of the year, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. The Stones, which began ...

  46. SXSW Taps Townshend For Keynote

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The annual South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, has selected the Who's Pete Townshend as its keynote speaker this coming March. Townshend will speak on the evening of the event's first day, Wednesday, March 14, 20 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Cohl: Bigger Bang Could Roll On In 2007

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stones tour breaks records. Stones tour breaks records. News ...

  49. 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 " ...

  50. Stones Shatter Touring Record

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Though they'll surely live to fight another day, U2's brief stint holding the title of top-grossing tour ever is over. That distinction now returns to the Rolling Stones, whose A Bigger Bang tour is n Though they'll surely live to f ...

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