Irish people

  1. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Jody Gerson, Karmin, Kari Clark Hold Court at AMA After-Party

    November 19, 2012 3:26 PM EST Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of Karmin at the official American Music Awards afterparty at the JW Marriott's Diamond Ballroom in Los Angeles (Photo: Brian Dowling) The party vibe inside the Nokia Theatre during the 40th annual American ...

  2. Bob Geldof Pleads For Rock's Future At SXSW Keynote

    March 17, 2011 4:57 PM EDT Bob Geldof thinks that rock 'n' roll, which he called "America's great cultural gift to the world," might be over. And during his keynote address on Thursday at South By Southwest, he wasn't merely talking about the I ...

  3. London Luminaire To Close

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST North London venue the Luminaire has announced it will close on Dec. 31, 2010. The 300-capacity venue has featured performances this year from Jonathan Richman, Silver Apples, Warpaint, Dum Dum Girls, Wanda Jackson and Imelda May. A statement on t ...

  4. U2, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, The Script To Star In Doc Series

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and The Script will star in the second installment of the "Music of Ireland" documentary series, which originally premiered on PBS stations in February. "Music of Ireland - Welcome to America" will ...

  5. Graham Norton Replaces Jonathan Ross At Radio 2

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT TV presenter and comedian Graham Norton will be the new host of the Saturday morning show on U.K. AC network BBC Radio 2 . Norton will take over the three-hour show on Oct. 2, 2010. Norton has been standing in for breakfast host Chris Evans this w ...

  6. Boyzone, Lady Gaga Top U.K. Charts

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop band Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal) returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, as Lady Gaga's "Telephone" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Beyoncé, started a second week atop the single ...

  7. Boyzone Singer Gately, 33, Dies In Mallorca

    October 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, 33, died while on holiday in Mallorca, Spain, the Irish pop group's official Web site said on Sunday. "Stephen tragically died whilst on holiday in Mallorca yesterday," the announcement said. It said G ...

  8. Snow Patrol Launches Publishing Venture

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Members of U.K. melodic rock outfit Snow Patrol have formed a new publishing venture, Polar Music. The venture is independent of their deal with Universal Music Publishing and will be administered by Kobalt Music in London. The company aims to hel ...

  9. Editorial: Give It Away

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In 1980, I was in a band that was poised to go for it when one of the core members chickened out. With my dream on hold, I took a day job in venture capital that worked out better than I could have imagined. During the past 27 years, I have been a ...

  10. Bono To Write Op-Ed Column For New York Times

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Can he type with those shades on? Bono will write an Op-Ed column for The New York Times. The paper announced that his first column will appear Sunday, for which he will also do a podcast. His column will appear occasionally. Bono called the gig & ...

  11. James Blunt Set To Guest Edit Paper

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British singer-songwriter James Blunt will guest edit the global section of Metro, a free newspaper, on Nov. 17. On that day, Blunt will work out of the paper's Rome office, under the tutelage of global editor Sakari Pitkänen. The artist will ...

  12. Bono Earns Honorary Doctorate

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U2 vocalist Bono has received an honorary doctorate from Tokyo's prestigious Keio University in recognition of his anti-poverty campaigning efforts. "We believe in taking people out of extreme poverty, and Japan is more successful (in th ...

  13. O'Donnell Begins North American Trek

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Irish vocalist Daniel O'Donnell will embark on his largest North American tour to date, visiting approximately 3,000- to 5,000-capacity venues, beginning with four concerts at Ontario's Niagara Falls Memorial Arena from Dec. 3-7. Those l ...

  14. Irish Tycoons Eye Chrysalis Radio Division

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and media group Chrysalis is declining to comment on U.K. press reports reports today (June 19) that a Swiss-based private equity vehicle backed by Irish financiers JP McManus, John Magnier and Dermot Desmond is in negotiations ...

  15. Geldof, Bono Fight On For Africa Aid

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof, U2 frontman Bono and German rock singer Herbert Groenemeyer fronted a rock concert in Rostock, North Germany yesterday as part of an appeal for world leaders to ramp-up support for the people of Africa. More than 70,000 people attended ...

  16. London's City Showcase Kicks Off

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock legend Chris Bailey is throwing his clout behind a Billboard-sponsored gig devoted to bands from Down Under as part of the five-day City Showcase festival of events, which begins today in central London. Bailey, who has performed a ...

  17. Bono Lobbies Nations For Aid

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock icon Bono Tuesday urged rich nations to take the "smart and strategic" choice of fulfilling their aid promises and debt relief programs for the world's poorest countries. Speaking in Brussels after a meeting with European Commi ...

  18. U2's Bono Awarded British Knighthood

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock star and global humanitarian Bono became a knight of the British empire Thursday (March 29) — and joked that his youngest son thought he was about to become a Jedi instead. Bono, 46, was named a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Or ...

  19. Koch Signs Sinead

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has inked a deal with Sinead O'Connor and will issue her new album "Theology," a double-CD collection, June 26. The deal is for "multi-products" according to a label rep. "Sinead has always created such b ...

  20. Divine Comedy Laugh All The Way To Choice Prize

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Divine Comedy was the surprise winner of the second Choice Music Prize last night for its album "Victory For The Comic Muse" (Parlophone). The award, which is loosely modelled on the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, is chosen by a pa ...

  21. Snow Patrol, Ash Weigh-In For Belfast Music Project

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Members of alternative rockers Snow Patrol and Ash are throwing their support behind plans to create a dedicated music center in their homeland, Northern Ireland. Snow Patrol's frontman Gary Lightbody and Ash's lead singer Tim Wheeler ar ...

  22. Snow Patrol, Divine Comedy Lead Ireland's Choice Prize

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Fiction/Polydor) and the Divine Comedy's "Victory For The Comic Muse" (Parlophone) are the highest-profile records on the shortlist for Ireland's Choice Prize, which was unveiled last n ...

  23. Bono Receives Honorary British Knighthood

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 lead singer and rights campaigner Bono, has been awarded an honorary British knighthood, the British Embassy in Dublin said Saturday (Dec. 23). "Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Bono to be an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excell ...

  24. Legal Matters

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT See how a suit against James Joyce, the world-renowned Irish author and poet, may change copyright law. Read Susan Butler's column. See how a suit against James Joyce, the world-renowned Irish author and poet, may change copyright law. Read S ...

  25. HMV Digital Ups Staffers

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hearn, Mathison move to new buyer roles. Hearn, Mathison move to new buyer roles. News ...

  26. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono suggests announcement is imminent. Bono suggests announcement is imminent. News ...

  27. Bono, Geldof Among Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof were nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize along with Indonesia's president, a former U.S. secretary of state and a Finnish peacemaker. That was the easy part. Making Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof were nomin ...

  28. Bob Geldof Picks Up Award At MIDEM

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Named as one of the personalities of the year. Live 8 mastermind Bob Geldof stopped by at MIDEM, the annual gathering of the music industry, to pick up another prize on Monday (Jan. 23) but he said this one was different. Named with Live 8 partner ...

  29. Steve Winwood To Receive BMI Icon Honor

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Past winners include Van Morrison, Paul Simon. Past winners include Van Morrison, Paul Simon. News Van Morrison , Paul Simon ...

  30. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. wh EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what ...

  31. EMI Wins World Rights For Live 8 DVDs

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI has secured the worldwide DVD rights to July 2 Live 8 concerts in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, France, Germany and Italy. EMI has secured the worldwide DVD rights to July 2 Live 8 concerts in the United Kingdom, United States, Ca ...

  32. Makuhari Messe To Host Japan's Live 8 Concert

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Live 8 concert will be held July 2 at the Makuhari Messe convention center, east of Tokyo. Major Japanese acts and possibly some international performers will feature on the bill of 10-20 act Japan's Live 8 concert will be held J ...

  33. U2 Awarded Nordoff-Robbins Lifetime Accolade

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charity also honors Bob Geldof. Charity also honors Bob Geldof. News Bob Geldof ...

  34. Live 8 Organizers Plan Three More Concerts

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additionally host concerts under the Live 8 banner, Bob Geldof confirmed today (June 16). Organizers are expected to officially announce the new locations tomorrow Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additiona ...

  35. Live 8 Organizers Plan Three More Concerts

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg added. Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additionally host concerts under the Live 8 banner, Bob Geldof confirmed today (June 16). Organizers are expected to officially announce the new locations tomorrow. Speaki ...

  36. IFPI Postpones July 12 Platinum Awards

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has postponed the 5th IFPI Platinum Europe Award to avoid a conflict in schedules with Bob Geldof's July 2 Live 8 concerts. The IFPI event was The International Federation of the Phono ...

  37. Aussie Live 8 Concert Fails

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Plans for an Australian link to Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert event have fallen through. Plans for an Australian link to Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert event have fallen through. According to Sydney-based promoter Michael Chugg, managing dire ...

  38. Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host th Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awa ...

  39. Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host th Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awa ...

  40. Live 8 Announcement Looming

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geldof and Ure confirm Africa benefit. Geldof and Ure confirm Africa benefit. News ...

  41. Mellencamp Headed Back Out

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty to join for summer tour. John Fogerty to join for summer tour. News John Fogerty ...

  42. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U.K. com With three awards, Scissor Sist ...

  43. Viacom, FCC Reach $3.5M Indecency Deal

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Decree covers Amos & Andy, Bono incidents. Decree covers Amos & Andy, Bono incidents. News ...

  44. Tynan Exiting Irish Tenors

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Ronan Tynan will exit the Irish Tenors later this year to focus on his solo career. Tynan's last tour with the group will commence July 1 in Wolf Trap, Va. The tenors will be touring in suppo Vocalist Ronan Tynan will exit the Irish ...

  45. Industry Bodies Ask FCC To Change Ruling

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Coalition opposes commission's finding in Bono case. Coalition opposes commission's finding in Bono case. News ...

  46. Irish Gov't To Host Music Biz Seminar

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Irish government will host a seminar April 19-20 in Dublin aimed at overcoming investor wariness of the music business. The Irish government will host a seminar April 19-20 in Dublin aimed at overcoming investor wariness of the music business. ...

  47. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U.K. com With three awards, Scissor Sist ...