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  1. Morning Fix: Others Who Died on Jenni Rivera Flight; Pepsi's Label-Like Plans; 12-12-12 Benefit Album

    December 11, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters WHO WAS WITH JENNI RIVERA ABOARD THE PLANE THAT CRASHED? There have been few details about the people who were aboard the private plane with ...

  2. Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White Announced for 2012 Outside Lands Fest

    April 17, 2012 11:05 AM EDT (Photo: Robert Hooman) Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park fr ...

  3. Backbeat: Dry The River at New York's Bowery Ballroon

    March 28, 2012 4:05 PM EDT From left to right: drummer Jon Warren, lead vocalist and guitar player Peter Liddle, bassist Scott Miller, guitarist Matt Taylor and violinist Will Harvey (Photo:Jamie Abzug). From from their buzzed-about appearances at SXSW, British band Dry the ...

  4. Glastonbury, Paolo Nutini Among Winners At U.K. Festival Awards; Festival Republic CEO Melvin Benn Delivers Conference Keynote And Talks Exclusivity

    November 16, 2011 11:45 AM EST Headline performances from Beyonce, U2 and Coldplay helped Glastonbury win the best major festival award at the eight annual U.K. Festival Awards, held in London last night (Nov. 15). The title of best medium sized festival went to Secret Garden P ...

  5. Jimmy Savile, Eccentric 'Top of the Pops' Host, Dead at 84

    October 31, 2011 8:11 AM EDT LONDON (AP) - Veteran British broadcaster Jimmy Savile, a famously eccentric culture figure, has died at his home in northern England. He was 84. Savile, known for his garish tracksuits, chunky gold jewelry and boundless enthusiasm for pop music a ...

  6. Exclusive: Muse Manager Anthony Addis Talks New Album, Touring and the Challenges of Conquering America

    October 17, 2011 3:02 PM EDT Often praised as one of the greatest live acts in the world today, Muse's latest touring run was its most successful yet. Beginning in October 2009 and wrapping this summer with a headline slot at the U.K. dual-site Reading and Leeds festival ...

  7. Guns N' Roses Announce First U.S. Tour in Five Years

    September 21, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Veteran rockers Guns N' Roses are heading back on the road for their first major U.S. tour in 5 years, the band announced on Wednesday. The Axl Rose-fronted group will play more than 30 concerts, starting Oct. 28 at Orlando's Amway Cente ...

  8. Vivendi Buys UK-Based See Tickets

    September 06, 2011 12:14 PM EDT Vivendi, parent company of Universal Music Group, has acquired UK-based ticketing company See Tickets. Its €96 million ($135 million) winning bid, announced Monday , beat out the likes of ticketing giant CTS Eventim and promoter Anschutz Entertain ...

  9. My Chemical Romance Drummer Michael Pedicone Booted From Band for Allegedly Stealing

    September 06, 2011 7:46 AM EDT My Chemical Romance booted drummer Michael Pedicone from the band late last week because of his alleged stealing. The band said on its website Friday, "The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught r ...

  10. Sony Distribution Center Destroyed by London Rioters, Indie Labels 'Devastated'

    August 09, 2011 7:14 AM EDT A London warehouse containing stock for a number of U.K. independent labels -- including XL Recordings, 4AD, Beggars, Domino and Rough Trade - was destroyed by rioters during a third night of unrest in the British capital. The three-story building ...

  11. A&R Exec Steve McDonald Exits Warner Bros. Records

    June 10, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Warner Bros. Records A&R executive Steve McDonald has left the company, THR has learned. Hired a year ago, McDonald is perhaps better known as the bassist for beloved power pop band Redd Kross, which he started with his brother in 1978, and, m ...

  12. Kaiser Chiefs' New Album Fan Created, Promoted and Sold at a Profit

    June 03, 2011 9:30 AM EDT U.K. guitar group Kaiser Chiefs is taking an innovative approach to the release of its new studio album, "The Future is Medieval" (Fiction/B-Unique Records), by allowing fans to choose their own track listing and album artwork. From toda ...

  13. Eminem, Coldplay, Muse, Foo Fighters Headlining Lollapalooza 2011

    April 26, 2011 7:43 AM EDT Eminem, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Muse will help Lollapalooza ring in its 20th anniversary as the headliners of the annual U.S. music festival. The full lineup for Lollapalooza 2011, which will invade Chicago's Grant Park on August 5-7, was ...

  14. Reading/Leeds Boss: GNR Must Pay Any Curfew Breach Fine

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic managing director Melvin Benn tells Billboard.biz "it's been another good year" for his events. As he looks back over a strong U.K. festival season, he makes Axl Rose 's antics at Reading and Leeds Festivals s ...

  15. HMV Rolls Out Fashion Range

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV will begin selling clothing and accessories next week. As previously reported, HMV is partnering with certain fashion brands - Boxfresh, Lee Jeans, FLY53 and Eastpak - that executives believe fit well alongside musi ...

  16. Guns N' Roses Add London Date

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses has added an extra date at London's O2 Arena to its U.K. tour. The new date, which takes place Oct. 14, accompanies previously announced shows at the London O2 Arena (Oct.13), Birmingham LG Arena (Oct. 17) and Manchester ME ...

  17. Axl Rose's Twitter Account Hacked, Tour Still On

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT If you believed Axl Rose’s Twitter account last night, the Guns N' Roses frontman had unilaterally canceled the band's upcoming European tour. The message posted on Sunday evening (Aug. 15) stated: "All upcoming Guns N' Roses d ...

  18. Guns 'N' Roses Announce U.K. Arena Tour

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guns 'N' Roses has announced a three-date U.K. arena tour, the band's first U.K. indoor shows since 2006. The AEG Live-promoted tour begins at the London O2 Arena on Oct. 13. The Other dates are Birmingham LG Arena (Oct. 17) and the ...

  19. AMG Continues U.K. Expansion

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its 14th venue, the O2 Academy Leicester Sept 23. U.K. urban star Professor Green will officially launch the 1,450-capacity venue, which is housed within the University of Leicester Students& ...

  20. HMV Heads To High Voltage Fest

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV will operating a festival shop - branded as the 'hmvfestival shop' - at the High Voltage festival in London at the weekend (July 24-25). It follows the shop's first outing at the Lovebox festival last ...

  21. Hip-hop To Punk Will Share Stage At Rock En Seine

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock En Seine , one of France's main music festivals, earned a spot in rock history last year when Oasis split after the volatile Gallagher brothers had a fight minutes before going on stage. This was an achievement festival director and foun ...

  22. Stones' 'Exile On Main St' Back At No. 1

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On ...

  23. U.K. Record Store Day Set To Be Biggest Yet

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen are among the high profile names leading the line for the U.K. leg of tomorrow's (April 17) Record Store Day - an event that organizers are confidently predicting will be Britain's bi ...

  24. Reformed Libertines Play Brief Acoustic Set

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt. rock band the Libertines marked its official comeback earlier today (Mar. 31) with a characteristically shambolic press conference, which saw singer Pete Doherty chastise a member of the assembled press for "ruining people's li ...

  25. Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire, Blink 182 For Reading/Leeds

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT North American rock acts occupy all three top-of-the-bill slots at this summer's twinned Reading and Leeds festivals with Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink 182 set to headline the long-running U.K. events. Other acts confirmed to appe ...

  26. Festival Republic Takes Control Of Big Chill Fest

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. festival and event promoter Festival Republic has taken majority ownership of the Big Chill Festival. The festival, which marked its 15th year this summer, is staged at Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire. It takes place next year on Aug. 5-8. The ...

  27. 'Bizarre' Tour Signs Up U.K. Hip-Hop Acts

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rising U.K. urban acts Master Shortie, Gracious K and McLean will join Chipmunk, Ironik and Kid British for the "Bizarre Presents the Brrrap Pack" tour, presented by U.K. tabloid the Sun next month. It is the first tour of its kind for t ...

  28. Radiohead Offers Free Download

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As predicted , Radiohead has offered a new song for download today (Aug. 17). "These Are My Twisted Words" is available from the band's official Web site as a free download. "We've been recording for a while, and this was ...

  29. Speculation Over Radiohead EP Release

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There is speculation that Radiohead will issue a new digital EP as early as Monday (Aug. 17), following the leak of a track online assumed to be a new song by the band. Fan site At Ease reports that "These Are My Twisted Words" was poste ...

  30. Who's Who On The Mercury Prize 2009 Shortlist

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bat for Lashes - "Two Suns" (Parlophone/EMI) "Two Suns" is the second album from alt-folk act Bat for Lashes, the brainchild of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan. According to the Official Charts Co (OCC) ...

  31. AMG Acquires Bournemouth Opera House

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has announced the acquisition of Bournemouth's Opera House, situated on the south coast of England. The deal was completed following the successful grant of a new lease with Amewood Estates Limite ...

  32. Placebo Announces Arena Tour, Album Premiere

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock outfit Placebo has announced an exclusive online playback of its forthcoming album "Battle for the Sun" from 9am GMT this Friday (May 29). To participate in the playback, fans need to register at www.placeboworld.co.uk to receiv ...

  33. Fiasco For Infectious Records

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Northern Irish three-piece General Fiasco has become the second signing to Infectious Records, the London-based independent recently re-launched by Warner Music U.K. managing director, Korda Marshall. The band formed in early 2007 and has since sc ...

  34. Festival Season Starts With Optimism Despite Economic Challenges

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the summer music festival season just around the corner, leading international festival producers insist that the difficult economic climate isn't putting a serious crimp on business, with key promoters reporting that ticket sales are on ...

  35. Reading, Leeds Fests Sell Out

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Headliners Radiohead, Kings Of Leon and Arctic Monkeys have helped the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds Festivals sell out within 24 hours. The festivals, organized by Festival Republic, are held Aug. 28 to 30. All weekend tickets, priced £175 ($251. ...

  36. Radio 1 Rapped Over Coldplay Tour

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has upheld a complaint from the U.K. commercial radio sector that the publicly financed national top 40 station Radio 1 appeared to be endorsing the Coldplay tour. It comes as Radio 1 unveils its live music and events program for 2009, inc ...

  37. Radiohead, Monkeys, Kings To Headline Reading/Leeds

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon have been confirmed as the headline acts at the U.K.'s twinned Reading and Leeds Festivals. The festivals will held at Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, over England’s August Bank ...

  38. U.K. Promoter Predicts Summer Ticketing Strife

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Summer stadium and arena shows by Take That, Madonna, Oasis and U2 are likely to be targeted by fraudulent ticket operations, according to one leading U.K. promoter. Rob Ballantine, director of Manchester-based SJM Concerts, tells Billboard.biz th ...

  39. LN, TM Merger: European Regulatory Challenges Ahead

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation/Ticketmaster declined to comment on its specific merger approval strategy for Europe, but the deal is likely to require clearance by the European Commission. Both companies are operational in multiple European Union member states and a ...

  40. Promoters Clash Over Rival Rock Fests

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The launch of a new global touring festival, Sonisphere, headlined by Metallica, has provoked a war of words between promoter Stuart Galbraith and his former employer Live Nation U.K., which operates the rival Download festival. Sonisphere was unv ...

  41. Festival Republic Warning On Tickets

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST London-based promoter Festival Republic has issued a warning about unauthorised agencies offering tickets to the Reading, Leeds and Latitude festivals. Following inquiries from festival-goers, Festival Republic issued a statement on its Web site . ...

  42. Academy Venues Rebrand With O2 Partnership

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group (AMG), one of the U.K.'s leading chains of live-music venues and clubs, is renaming and rebranding its 11 facilities from Jan. 1 when they will each be called the O2 Academy. The move ends the AMG outlets' long-establ ...

  43. HMV Lets Customers Swap Pre-Played Games For CDs, iPods

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is entering the pre-played games market with its “Re/Play” service, which will launch Oct. 24. Re/Play will launch in 160 stores across the U.K. and Ireland, including flagships in London's Oxford Street, Birmi ...

  44. Festival Republic Plans Heavenly Event

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic, the U.K. promoter behind the Leeds and Reading festivals, is part of a group planning a new outdoor event for 2009 called Heavenly Planet. Although still awaiting local-authority approval, the organizers believe the new festival ...

  45. Slipknot Cancels Euro Dates

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot has cancelled its European dates for this month after drummer Joey Jordison broke his ankle. He has been advised to stay off his leg for four to six weeks to prevent further injury. The band was due to play Reading and Leeds festivals thi ...

  46. Kaiser Chiefs Find New Home Down Under

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie-rock band Kaiser Chiefs, signed or licensed to Universal affiliates domestically and in the U.S., has broken ranks down under. The act has signed with Michael Gudinski's Liberator Music for Australia and New Zealand, distributed th ...

  47. Winehouse, Glastonbury Gain Vodafone Noms

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two of last year's winners of the U.K.'s Vodafone Live Music Awards are back for another tilt at the honors this year. The list of nominees includes tabloid favorite Amy Winehouse, who won last year's best live female award and is n ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Wax:On Off

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the new Wax:On Live festival in Britain have canceled the event, blaming the credit crunch for its demise. The one-day alternative rock and electronic festival was to be held May 31 at Lotherton Hall in Leeds, north England, with Pri ...

  50. Power Starts New Comedy Fest

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vince Power is trying his hand at comedy. The Irish entrepreneur is behind the launch of the Mighty Boosh Festival, to be held July 5 at the 30,000 capacity Hop Farm in Tonbridge, Kent. The following day, the site in south east England will host P ...

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