Disaster

  1. Blink 182 Cancels N.Y. Show After DJ AM's Death

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pop-punk band Blink-182 has pulled out of its show in Saratoga Springs, New York, saying band members were grieving the death of their friend, celebrity disc jockey Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein. A statement released by the band said Weezer, Ta ...

  2. DJ AM Found Dead In New York Apartment

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT DJ AM, the stage name of disc jockey Adam Goldstein whose music could be heard on albums by Madonna and Will Smith, was found dead in his New York apartment at age 36 on Friday, according to media reports. John Sweeney, a spokesman for the New Yor ...

  3. 1 Dead, 75 Injured In Canada Stage Collapse

    August 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers on Sunday canceled the closing day of a country music festival in central Alberta a day after a fierce thunderstorm caused an outdoor stage to collapse, killing one person and injuring about 75 others. Thousands of fans were camped out ...

  4. Madonna Visits Workers Injured In French Stage collapse

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna visited on Sunday workers injured while building a stage for her concert in southern France, as well as meeting the family of one of two workers killed in the accident. A French worker was killed on the spot on Thursday when part of the ro ...

  5. Second Man Dies After Madonna Show Stage Collapse

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A British worker died in hospital after he was injured in the collapse of a stage that was being built for a Madonna concert in the southern French city of Marseille, authorities said on Friday. A French worker was killed on the spot when the stag ...

  6. DJ AM Seeks $20 Million For Plane Crash Damages

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT DJ AM is seeking $20 million in damages related to a plane crash in South Carolina last year that killed four others. The celebrity disc jockey, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, is suing the plane's manufacturer, Learjet, and several other ...

  7. Huge Demand For Sound Relief Tickets

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Sound Relief concerts sold more than 100,000 tickets after going on sale today (March 4), raising upwards of $7.5 million Australian ($4.8 million) for the country's main bushfire and flood appeals. The March 14 concerts will ...

  8. Coldplay, Foo Fighters Tipped For Bushfire Benefit Shows

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speculation is mounting down under that veteran Aussie promoters Michael Gudinski and Michael Chugg are co-ordinating simultaneous stadium concerts in support of the country's bushfire and flood appeals. Word is that the 100,000-capacity Melb ...

  9. Los Player's Keyboardist Dies

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Humberto García Hernández, keyboardist and second vocalist for Los Player’s, died in a car accident Wednesday (Jan. 28). He was 21 years old. García’s accident happened as he was driving from Tuzantla to Morelia, Michoacan, according to a statemen ...

  10. Lynyrd Skynyrd Keyboardist Billy Powell Dies

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell died this morning (Jan. 28) at his home in Orange Park, Fla. He was 56. According to the Associated Press, Powell called 911 around 12:55 a.m. this morning, saying he was having trouble breathing. Rescue cre ...

  11. Wife Of Barker's Assistant Sues Over Crash

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The wife of Travis Barker's assistant sued several aviation companies and the estates of two pilots Tuesday (Dec. 9) over the South Carolina plane crash that killed her husband earlier this year. Otilia Villar Baker, wife of Chris Baker, file ...

  12. Travis Barker, DJ AM To Perform Again

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Travis Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM will perform together for the first time since the duo survived a fiery plane crash in South Carolina. The former Blink-182 drummer and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, will headline New Year& ...

  13. Label Promoter Lopez Dies

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Label promoter Irma Laura López died in a car accident on Saturday (Nov.1), reports the San Antonio Express-News . Lopez, 45, was with her mother Regina López, 74, when her car was struck head-on by another vehicle that crossed a median. Both wome ...

  14. Barker, DJ AM Expected To Recover From Crash Burns

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The medical director of the burn hospital where former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM are being treated says both men are expected to make full recoveries. The musicians were critically injured in a South Carolina plane crash that kille ...

  15. Travis Barker, DJ AM Critically Injured In Plane Crash

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash in Columbia, S.C., that killed four people, authorities said today (Sept. 20). Officials said the plane carrying six people was departing s ...

  16. Ferrera Named A&R Exec At Island, Mercury

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Stephen Ferrera has been appointed executive VP of A&R for Island and Mercury Records. Ferrera reports to David Massey, president of Mercury Records, and is based in New York. Ferrera moves to Island and Mercury from RCA Music Group where he w ...

  17. Songwriter Robert Hazard Dies

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Robert Hazard, a songwriter and musician from Philadelphia who wrote the 1983 Cyndi Lauper hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," has died. He was 59. Hazard died Tuesday after a brief illness, his record label, Rykodisc, said in a statement. ...

  18. REO Speedwagon Steps In For Iowa Flood Victims

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As natives of the Midwest, members of REO Speedwagon are doing their part to help aid victims of the ongoing floods in Iowa. The veteran rock act will donate time between tour stops to headline the Ridin' the Storm Out-Floods of 2008 Relief C ...

  19. HK Concert Raises $4M For Earthquake Victims

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Close to $4 million was raised at a June 1 Hong Kong benefit concert for victims of the devastating earthquake that struck China's Sichuan Province on May 12. According to media reports, about 10,000 people attended the eight-hour performance ...

  20. Clark Rises At Nashville Business Management Firm

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Roger "Duane" Clark has become a VP and owner/shareholder of financial and business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy. The firm represents Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Gary Allan, Gnar ...

  21. Keith, Family, Win Wrongful Death Suit

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith, his mother and his siblings have been awarded $2.8 million in damages in the 2001 collision that killed the country music star's father. A jury returned the verdict against Elias Rodriguez and Pedro Rodriguez, operators of Rodrigu ...

  22. SoCal Fires Continue To Affect Concerts

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a five-day battle, firefighters today (Oct. 25) gained the upper hand on most of Southern California's wildfires, but concerts in the region continue to be affected. In addition to the many concerts that have already been canceled and/o ...

  23. Wildfires Disrupt SoCal Concert Biz

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While more than a dozen wildfires burned from the Mexican border to Los Angeles today (Oct. 23), many concerts throughout the area have been canceled or postponed. At press time, Los Angeles-based concert promoters AEG Live (and subsidiary Goldenv ...

  24. Fire Critically Injures Two At Austin City Limits

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two people were critically injured and two others hurt after a fire broke out Sept. 14 at the Austin City Limits Festival at Austin's Zilker Park. Thick, black smoke could be seen for miles resulting from a blaze that is being blamed on a pro ...

  25. Man Dies As Storms Lash German Festival

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Severe storms have left one man dead and another seriously injured at Germany's Southside Festival. The man, a 28-year-old medic, died yesterday (June 21) when his vehicle was struck by a tent pole flung into the air by a storm at the festiva ...

  26. Belgium Clubbing Hits Slump

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Flemish are falling out of the love with clubbing, according to the findings of a report by a local daily newspaper. There are only 122 nightclubs and 140 dance cafés in the Flanders region of Belgium, compared with a combined figure of almost ...

  27. McGraw, Gallimore, Mercury Nashville Team On Halfway To Hazard

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mercury Records Nashville and StyleSonic Records, which was formed last year by Tim McGraw and his longtime producer Byron Gallimore, have teamed up on a joint venture for new band Halfway to Hazard. The band will be a Mercury/StyleSonic act with ...

  28. Brandy Hit With $50 Million Wrongful Death Suit

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST The parents of a woman killed in a freeway crash involving Brandy sued the actress-singer for $50 million Tuesday (Jan. 30). The wrongful-death suit claims Brandy was driving recklessly when her Land Rover struck the back of a Honda driven by Awat ...

  29. Ten Killed In Indonesian Rock Concert Stampede

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ten people, mostly teenagers, were killed in a stampede at a rock concert in Indonesia's Central Java province, police said on Wednesday (Dec. 20). The crush occurred on Tuesday evening when thousands of fans jostled to leave the stadium at t ...

  30. EC To Probe UMG's BMG Publishing Buy

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second phase investigation likely, sources say. Second phase investigation likely, sources say. News ...

  31. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Official review due Tuesday. Official review due Tuesday. News ...

  32. Soundtracks Evolving With Biz

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Supervisors discuss relationship with studios, music biz Supervisors discuss relationship with studios, music biz News ...

  33. Airlines Install iPod Docks

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple has teamed with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to offer iPod enabled in-flight entertainment. Apple has teamed with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to offer iPod enabled in-flight entertainm ...

  34. Gwen, Luda, The Fray, Mary J. Join Billboard Awards

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST To air live on Fox Dec. 4 from Las Vegas. To air live on Fox Dec. 4 from Las Vegas. News ...

  35. Gerald Levert Dies Of Heart Attack

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B star died Nov. 10, was 40 years old. R&B star died Nov. 10, was 40 years old. News ...

  36. WMG, Virgin Mobile USA Enter Pact

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label licenses tracks for 'alert tones.' Label licenses tracks for 'alert tones.' News ...

  37. London Debate To Highlight Labels' Digital Failure

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist manager Peter Jenner has blasted labels for still failing to see the "catastrophe" awaiting them if they do not develop their digital strategies more rapidly. Veteran artist manager Peter Jenner has blasted labels for stil ...

  38. NA2R Event Bolsters Unsigned Australian Act

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT winner is Celebrity Drug Disasters. 2006 winner is Celebrity Drug Disasters. News ...

  39. Kuro P2P, Yahoo! Form Alliance

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service reached settlement with IFPI Sept 14. Service reached settlement with IFPI Sept 14. News ...

  40. Apple: Video iPods Shipped With Virus

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Less than 1 percent affected. Less than 1 percent affected. News ...

  41. 'Greener Festival' Launches

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to limit damages caused by outdoor music events. Aims to limit damages caused by outdoor music events. News ...

  42. Universal SE Asia Pres Hui To Exit

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hole to fill in temporarily. Hole to fill in temporarily. News ...

  43. Dylan's 'Modern Times' Rises To Euro Chart Zenith

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Freddie Mercury compilation opens at No. 5. Freddie Mercury compilation opens at No. 5. News Freddie Mercury ...

  44. Mariah, Kanye Take Home Billboard Honors

    September 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event held Sept. 8 in Atlanta. Event held Sept. 8 in Atlanta. News ...

  45. THE HOLIDAY HIT PARADE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The avalanche of upcoming releases from superstars like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Janet Jackson could make for one of the biggest fourth quarters in quite some time. But is it an embarrassment o The avalanche of upcoming releases from superst ...

  46. THE HOLIDAY HIT PARADE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The avalanche of upcoming releases from superstars like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Janet Jackson could make for one of the biggest fourth quarters in quite some time. But is it an embarrassment o The avalanche of upcoming releases from superst ...

  47. THE HOLIDAY HIT PARADE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The avalanche of upcoming releases from superstars like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Janet Jackson could make for one of the biggest fourth quarters in quite some time. But is it an embarrassment o The avalanche of upcoming releases from superst ...

  48. THE HOLIDAY HIT PARADE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The avalanche of upcoming releases from superstars like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Janet Jackson could make for one of the biggest fourth quarters in quite some time. But is it an embarrassment o The avalanche of upcoming releases from superst ...

  49. THE HOLIDAY HIT PARADE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The avalanche of upcoming releases from superstars like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Janet Jackson could make for one of the biggest fourth quarters in quite some time. But is it an embarrassment o The avalanche of upcoming releases from superst ...

  50. NTT DoCoMo To Launch Music Channel

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Multi-media music service rolls out Aug. 31. Multi-media music service rolls out Aug. 31. News ...

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