Cheap Trick

  1. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Doc Heads to SXSW with Stacked Concert in Tow

    March 04, 2013 4:00 PM EST Dave Grohl isn’t just delivering a keynote at South By Southwest on March 14. The rocker is bringing an all-star concert to Austin that same evening with an exclusive Thursday-concert, “Sound City Players at SXSW,” at Stubb’s. The concert will be ...

  2. Dave Grohl's Sound City Players Tear It Up at Sundance

    January 20, 2013 2:05 PM EST Hours after his "Sound City" documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Dave Grohl took 800 fans on a three-hour musical odyssey at Park City Live that emphasized his personal connection to the Van Nuys, Calif., recording stu ...

  3. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ...

  4. Ottawa Bluesfest Cleared in 2011 Cheap Trick Concert Stage Collapse Probe

    July 10, 2012 7:00 AM EDT TORONTO -- Organizers of the Ottawa Bluesfest have welcomed media reports that the main stage collapse during a Cheap Trick concert at its July 2011 edition was caused by a freak weather event. "While we have no direct knowledge of the findin ...

  5. The Changing Role of A&R and 'The Dark Arts of Record Making' at New Music Seminar

    June 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (L-R): Moderator Ron Fair; Avery Lipman (Universal Republic); Steve Greenberg (S-Curve); Darius Van Arman (Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian); Josh Deutsch (Downtown); Peter Edge (RCA); Craig Kallman (Atlantic); and Monte Lipman (Universal ...

  6. Grammys on the Hill Honor John Mayer, Rep. Howard Berman; Rep. Jerrold Nadler Talks Performance Rights

    April 26, 2012 1:44 PM EDT (L-R): SESAC president Pat Collins, honoree John Mayer, Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow, honoree Rep. Howard Berman, and Recording Academy chief advocacy officer Daryl Friedman. (Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy(r)/Wireimage.co ...

  7. Joey Ramone Posthumous Solo Album To Be Released by BMG

    April 18, 2012 8:04 AM EDT Joey Ramone in 1977 (Phot: BMG / Janet Macoska) BERLIN - BMG today announced the worldwide release of a posthumous solo album from former Ramones frontman Joey Ramone, who died 11 years ago at age 49. The 15-track album …Ya Know? will roll-out wit ...

  8. Sony Pays $8 Million to Settle Digital-Music Lawsuit With Cheap Trick, Allman Bros., Others

    March 08, 2012 6:30 PM EST The list of musicians suing major record labels over digital music revenue has grown during the past few months. At issue in these cases is what musicians should get when a customer on a digital outlet like iTunes buys a song or album. Soon, in a ...

  9. Green Day Signs On as New Face of John Varvatos

    January 12, 2012 7:00 PM EST It wasn't long ago that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was being booted from a Southwest flight for sagging pants and now, he's an official fashion model. The band has signed on to be the new face of John Varvatos' spring c ...

  10. Future of Music Coalition Summit Day One: How Can Musicians Afford To Keep The Lights On?

    October 04, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Keeping The Lights On: Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen spoke about writing the theme song for "The Colbert Report" as one of the way he earns income at this year's Future of Music Coalition's annual policy summit in Washingt ...

  11. Pukkelpop Death Toll Rises to Five, Organizers Cancel Festival

    August 19, 2011 3:30 PM EDT BRUSSELS - The death toll rose to five and 75 injuries as a result of a fierce storm that hit the Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium yesterday causing three stage tents to collapse. At 5.00 a.m. this morning, the organizers decided to cancel the ...

  12. Stage Collapses at Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, At Least Three Dead, Scores Injured (Update)

    August 18, 2011 1:00 PM EDT At least three people died and more than 70 others were injured today when a stage collapsed as a result of storms at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, according to the Associated Press . The head of emergency planning in the Belgian town of Hass ...

  13. Sugarland Concert Stage Collapse: An Eyewitness Report

    August 14, 2011 7:10 PM EDT Moments before winds estimated at 60 to 70 mph knocked over the stage framework and lighting rig at the Indiana State Fair , award-winning country duo Sugarland were getting ready to perform their headlining set and holding their traditional pre-s ...

  14. Ottawa Bluesfest's Mark Monahan on Cheap Trick Stage Collapse: 'We Want to Know What Happened'

    August 05, 2011 11:44 AM EDT There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the dramatic stage collapse during the Ottawa Bluefest on July 17 while the band Cheap Trick was on stage. The Ontario Ministry of Labour is currently conducting an investigation, but it will b ...

  15. Cheap Trick Cancels Vancouver Show Due to Stage Concerns

    August 02, 2011 4:21 PM EDT As Ontario's Ministry of Labour continues its investigation of the stage collapse during Cheap Trick's performance at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest last month, the band is playing it safe and cancelling a Sept. 1 show because it was schedul ...

  16. Was Cheap Trick Stage Collapse Preceded By Mishandling of Black Keys Concert?

    August 01, 2011 8:00 AM EDT The Ontario Ministry of Labor says it is continuing to investigate how the Ottawa Bluesfest stage crumpled during Cheap Trick's July 17 performance . While the Ministry released the scene on Wednesday July 28, earlier in the week it also issu ...

  17. Stage Collapses During Cheap Trick Set in Ottawa, 8 injured (Watch Video)

    July 18, 2011 7:37 AM EDT TORONTO (AP) - The main stage at Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed Sunday night during a Cheap Trick concert as a severe thunderstorm sent the musicians and thousands of fans running for cover. At least five people were injured, one seriously. Cheap Tric ...

  18. Supreme Court Rejects Universal Music Group's Appeal Of Eminem Royalty Case

    March 21, 2011 2:25 PM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal from Universal Music Group regarding how much it pays artists for digital music sales. UMG is appealing a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from last year, which stated that the label ...

  19. Beatles iTunes Deal Pays Royalties Directly to Band, Publisher, Sources Say

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Four decades since their breakup, the Beatles are still sticking with their trailblazing ways. It seems that the EMI/Beatles deal that finally brought the Fab Four's catalog to iTunes may be more groundbreaking than originally thought. Accord ...

  20. Will Supreme Court Hear Eminem Royalties Case?

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group, Aftermath Records and Interscope Records have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a Ninth Circuit ruling over royalties owed on Eminem music. The case concerns whether the defendant record labels owe F.B.T. Prods, the outfit ...

  21. Who Destroyed Epic Records?

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It started outlike any label showcase at October's CMJ, the five-night music conference that's been held every year since 1980, drawing hundreds of industry professionals, influencers, fans and upstart bands to New York City's clubs ...

  22. AC/DC, Stones, Slash Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a pe ...

  23. @SXSW: Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers Open Music Fest

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Texas, Wednesday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more ...

  24. @SXSW: Cheap Trick Lays Out Future Plans

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cheap Trick is contemplating another run of full-album shows, similar to what the veteran band did during the late '90s. During a public interview Wednesday at the South By Southwest Music + Media Conference, frontman Robin Zander acknowledge ...

  25. Avatar Studios To Host First ‘Ask The Producers’ Panel

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Avatar Studios will host its first-ever “Ask The Producers” panel on Oct. 19. The panel will feature Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Roy Hendrickson (Cheap Trick, Wilco & Feist, Jupiter One, Danielia Cotton) and ...

  26. Live Nation To Rollout 'No Service Fee' Promotion

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will eliminate service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts for its amphitheaters in a one-day promotion June 3. The 24-hour sales event is being billed as the biggest ticket promotion ever, which would ...

  27. Live Nation, Aaron's In Deal For Atlanta Amphitheatre

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has cut a three-year deal with Aaron's, Inc., leasing/specialty retailer of office furniture, electronics, appliances, that gives Aaron's the naming rights to the former Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Beginning today, the ...

  28. Editorial: SXSW 2009 Reflections

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "If there's a recession, you wouldn't know about it at SXSW," said Jonathan McHugh, the music supervisor and movie producer most prominently connected to the "Saw" series. He was at the Saturday showcase for Chop Shop ...

  29. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. All three of those tours are finalists for the Top Tour and Top ...

  30. 7-11 Ramps Up 'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith' Backing

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -11, the retailer known for its icey confection the Slurpee, is partnering with Activision, Microsoft and Coca-Cola to promote the upcoming video game Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. The focus of the May promotion will be Full Throttle Frozen Blast Slurp ...

  31. Superstars Return To The Road In 2008

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in live music will be touring this summer, giving hope to promoters that the North American concert business will again reach record-breaking numbers in 2008. Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is fie ...

  32. Marley Ringtones Strike Discord

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The lawsuits haven't even been filed yet, but already the dispute over Bob Marley's ringtones is heating up. Last month, Verizon Wireless struck an exclusive licensing deal with Universal Music Group for the entire Bob Marley catalog. Th ...

  33. Virgin Mobile, MTV2 Let Fans Choose Fest Opener

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has partnered with MTV2 and Kyocera Wireless for “Book the Band by Virgin Mobile,” an upcoming short-form program that allows viewers to choose an opening band for the Aug. 4-5 Virgin Festival in Baltimore. “Book the Band by Virg ...

  34. Caplan, Ross Form New Firm

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brian Caplan and Jonathan Ross have formed the law firm Caplan & Ross in New York, which will focus on intellectual property and entertainment-related litigation. The lawyers were with Labaton Sucharow & Rudoff in New York. Caplan has been ...

  35. Aftermath, Interscope Sued Over Eminem Royalties

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Bass Brothers' FBT Productions and Joel Martin's Em2M filed a lawsuit Monday (May 21) against Aftermath Records, Interscope Records and others over the split of digital royalties due for Eminem's recordings. The suit claims that ...

  36. Virgin Fest Beefs-Up Bill

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimore, Md., has added a string of performers. Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver, Wu Tang Clan, Cheap Trick, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, the Crystal Method, 311, Incubus, Chris Cornell, Ben Ha ...

  37. Youngbloods Lawyer: Recent Complaint Procedural

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Youngbloods complaint filed March 23 against Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a procedural matter, says the band members' lawyer, Brian Caplan with Labaton Sucharow in New York. In April 2006, members of Cheap Trick and the Allman Brother ...

  38. UPDATED: Youngbloods Joins Sony BMG Suit

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A suit was filed on March 23, by the Youngbloods — the 1960s rock band that included Jesse Colin Young — as part of the Cheap Trick/Allman Brothers class action suit against Sony BMG over ringtones and downloads. Since the band already sued Sony B ...

  39. The Youngbloods, Allman Brothers Band Sue Sony BMG

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Youngbloods and the Allman Brothers Band have filed a class action suit against Sony BMG Music over the amount of royalties paid to BMG artists for digital downloads. The suit mirrors the one filed by the Allman Brothers and Cheap Trick last y ...

  40. Runaways Drummer Sandy West Dies

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT She was 47. Sandy West, whose ferocious drumming fueled the influential all-female '70s rock band the Runaways, which she co-founded with Joan Jett, has died of lung cancer. She was 47. West died Saturday night at a hospice in San Dimas, east ...

  41. Artists Suing Sony BMG Add To Grievances

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit now includes ringtones. The group of artists who filed a class action lawsuit against Sony BMG, alleging the music giant has underpaid artist royalties for digital music transactions, has added ringtones to its list of grievances. The plainti ...

  42. Artists Suing Sony BMG Add To Grievances

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit now includes ringtones. The group of artists who filed a class action lawsuit against Sony BMG, alleging the music giant has underpaid artist royalties for digital music transactions, has added ringtones to its list of grievances. The plainti ...

  43. Sony BMG Sued Over Artists' Digital Rates

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a case that could seismically alter the way labels and artists share download revenue, members of the Allman Brothers Band and Cheap Trick have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Sony BMG h In a case that could seismically alter the way ...

  44. Rock'n The Rally Fest Confirms Acts

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST To be held Aug. 6-10, in Sturgis, S.D. The first acts for the inaugural Rock’n The Rally music festival are confirmed and include Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar, Big & Rich, Keith Urban, Steve Miller, Cheap Trick, Steppenwolf, Fabulous Thunderbirds, R ...

  45. Darkness Split With Bassist

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock band the Darkness has split with bassist Frankie Poullain citing "musical differences." British rock band the Darkness has split with bassist Frankie Poullain citing "musical differences." According to a statement ...

  46. Darkness Split With Bassist

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock band the Darkness has split with bassist Frankie Poullain citing "musical differences." British rock band the Darkness has split with bassist Frankie Poullain citing "musical differences." According to a statement ...

  47. Paradise, June Street Link For Licensing

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST June Street Entertainment and the music-licensing division of Paradise Artists have put together a deal that allows each company to represent the other's music catalogs for licensing in film, televisi NASHVILLE -- June Street Entertainment an ...

  48. Paradise, June Street Link For Licensing

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Companies to co-rep music catalogs. June Street Entertainment and the music-licensing division of Paradise Artists have put together a deal that allows each company to represent the other's music catalogs for licensing in film, television, co ...

  49. Chart Snafu Penalizes Emerging Brit Joseph

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A major adjudication on ineligible chart sales last week has resulted in a significant penalizing of emerging English singer-songwriter Mark Joseph's current 14th Floor/Warner Music single "Bringing B A major adjudication on ineligible c ...

  50. Chart Snafu Penalizes Emerging Brit Joseph

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A major adjudication on ineligible chart sales last week has resulted in a significant penalizing of emerging English singer-songwriter Mark Joseph's current 14th Floor/Warner Music single "Bringing B A major adjudication on ineligible c ...