Happy Mondays

  1. Happy Mondays' Bez Jailed For Assault

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Happy Mondays dancer and founder member Bez, real name Mark Berry, has received a four week jail sentence for assaulting his former girlfriend. The sentence was passed down today (Aug. 25) at Manchester Magistrates Court when Berry refused to carr ...

  2. Factory Records HQ Reborn As Live Music Venue

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The onetime base of Manchester, England label Factory Records is to re-open as a live music venue and club entitled FAC 251 - the Factory. A joint venture between former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook and U.K. club operators Tokyo Indus ...

  3. Touring Briefs: APA, The Roxy

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- APA has tapped four new booking agents for its offices in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. Tom Hoppa, formerly an agent at TKO, will join the firm's Los Angeles office. His roster includes Unwritten Law, Happy Mondays, Helmet and HED P ...

  4. Wilson Feted With 24-Hour Party

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The life of Factory Records' legendary late founder Tony Wilson was remembered over the weekend with a 24-hour celebration featuring some of his best-known signings and friends. The likes of comedian Steve Coogan, New Order's Peter Hook, ...

  5. Happy Mondays Get To Work On New Album

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British alternative rock band the Happy Mondays are recording a new album, which they hope to release early next year, Billboard.com can reveal. The set is earmarked for a possible early 2009 release. "It's sounding good," says sing ...

  6. Bedingfield, Gabriel Feted At BMI London Awards

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Natasha Bedingfield was one of the big winners tonight at the BMI London Awards, where she took out a string of honors including the prestigious Robert S. Musel Award, recognizing the most performed work of the year, for her 2004 song "Unwrit ...

  7. Q Gongs Handed Out In London

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tony Wilson, the enigmatic entrepreneur who discovered and signed Joy Division and Happy Mondays to his Factor Records label, was posthumously recognized as a "Q Hero" today at the Q Awards in London. Wilson, whose unconventional career ...

  8. Hacienda Co-Founder Wilson Dies

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tony Wilson, who managed Manchester bands Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays, has died, British media reported on Friday. The Manchester Evening News reported that the 57-year-old, who also co-founded Factory Records and the legendary Hacie ...

  9. Legal Vet George Joins Edge Group

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alasdair George, the former senior VP of legal and business affairs at Sony BMG U.K., has joined London-based advisory and investment firm Edge Group, with effect from April 16. Based in London, he will report to Edge Group founder David Glick. Du ...

  10. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a reunion gig from Crowded H ...

  11. HMV, Virgin Do Battle In Manchester

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers launch rival initiatives. U.K. retail rivals HMV and Virgin will go head to head this coming week with respective initiatives in Manchester, England's northern music center. HMV will on Monday (Nov. 20) kick-starts a two-week HMV ca ...

  12. HMV, Virgin Do Battle In Manchester

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers launch rival initiatives. U.K. retail rivals HMV and Virgin will go head to head this coming week with respective initiatives in Manchester, England's northern music center. HMV will on Monday (Nov. 20) kick-starts a two-week HMV ca ...

  13. In The City Heads Down Under

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event expands to Australia in November. In The City (ITC), the U.K.'s annual city-based A&R confab and music festival, is heading Down Under. Launched 15 years ago in Manchester, England's northern musical center, the ITC promotes th ...

  14. Factory's Wilson Returns With F4

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label executive who helped launch the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, has established a new record label, F4 Records. Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label execu ...

  15. Factory's Wilson Returns With F4

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label executive who helped launch the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, has established a new record label, F4 Records. Tony Wilson, the veteran British producer and label execu ...