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  1. Chris Nilsson Appointed President of 10th Street Entertainment

    February 12, 2014 1:12 AM EST Chris Nilsson has been named president of 10th Street Entertainment, the company that's home to a variety of Motley Crue business ventures. Nilsson started at 10th Street seven years ago and was named Chief Marketing Officer in 2009. 10th Str ...

  2. Mötley Crüe to Retire Following Massive Tour

    January 28, 2014 7:43 PM EST After 30-plus years of world-class debauchery and spinning drum kits, Motley Crue is calling it quits with a 72-city North America tour and a legally binding agreement that prevents any of the four members from touring under the name. The tour st ...

  3. Motley Crue & Tommy Lee Prevail in ‘Rollercoaster’ Drumkit Lawsuit

    January 06, 2014 2:34 AM EST Motley Crue and drummer Tommy Lee have prevailed in a strange lawsuit that proposed that a drum stunt used on the band's 2011 tour was taken from an onstage "rollercoaster" proposal 20 years earlier. The plaintiff in the lawsuit was ...

  4. Music Biz Veteran Jerry Sharell Hospitalized After Machete Attack

    September 16, 2013 6:01 AM EDT The executive-turned-DJ, who has worked with The Carpenters and Joe Cocker, was held hostage in his new girlfriend's home early Sunday. Jerry Sharell, a music industry veteran who played a role in the careers of The Carpenters and Joe Cocke ...

  5. Casinos Betting Big On Music

    August 30, 2012 5:10 PM EDT As gambling revenue declines, casinos are looking to superstar artists (and DJs) to usher in a new era. The view from above is equal parts privileged and treacherous: A singular perspective, but dizzying in its height, and occasional obstacles-lad ...

  6. Live Nation Ticket Sales Up 25% YTD; Diverse Touring Line-Up Drives Numbers, $4 Beers Await Fans

    May 18, 2012 4:15 PM EDT With a lineup of tours that touches on virtually every genre and musical scene, Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and amphitheater operator, seems to be on a path to continue the rebound of 2011, after suffering the brunt of an overal ...

  7. Alan Mintz -- Attorney, Manager, Label Exec -- Dead at 58

    May 04, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Alan Mintz (photo courtesy the Mintz family) Alan Mintz -- attorney, label exec, manager and musician -- died Wednesday of acute myelogenous leukemia, a rare and aggressive form of the disease, his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. He was 57. Min ...

  8. Vevo Announces Six New Original Series in Its First Upfront; Also Features John Legend, LA Reid, More

    April 25, 2012 4:41 PM EDT At Vevo's "NewFront" Wednesday, Left to right: Vevo's David Kohl, John Legend, Vevo's Rio Caraeff and Michael Cerda (Photo: Neilson Barnard, Getty Images/WireImage) NEW YORK -- Upfronts -- the annual presentations at which ...

  9. Motley Crue, KISS To Embark On Co-Headlining Tour This Summer

    March 20, 2012 7:18 PM EDT Get ready to rock, heavy metal fans: KISS and Motley Crue will embark on a joint tour this summer. The vintage hard rock outfits are set to share the stage for the first time since 1982, kicking off a 40-city jaunt in Bristow, Va., on July 20. The ...

  10. Music Apps To Look Forward To @ SXSW Accelerator

    February 06, 2012 10:35 AM EST With MIDEM out of the way, we're looking forward to the next big conference on Evolver.fm's docket: SXSW, where we'll represent at Music Apps Gone Wild and Social Music Strategies: Viral & the Power of Free alongside executives ...

  11. Videos: All 2012 Super Bowl Music Ads, From Elton John to the Darkness, And More

    February 05, 2012 11:39 PM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John, Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about ...

  12. Morning Heds: If Adele Was On A Major, The EDM Cruise, Is Spotify's Ek Really That Important?

    January 05, 2012 8:45 AM EST Would Adele have been as successful if she was signed to a major label? The Guardian Adele is an exceptional artist, but she has also been nurtured by her indie label, but would a major label have done the same? Del Rey strikes deal with Next Mode ...

  13. Exclusive: AGI Acquired By Yucaipa

    January 05, 2012 5:00 AM EST Artist Group International (AGI), the leading independent music booking agency whose clients include Billy Joel, Metallica, Rod Stewart, Linkin Park, Rush, Def Leppard, Rammstein, Motley Crue, Volbeat and Hollywood Undead, has been acquired by the ...

  14. Davy Kirkwood, Audio Engineer, Dead at 63

    October 11, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Davy Kirkwood, an audio engineer who worked with acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Rihanna over the past 30 years, died last week, according to Hall & Oates manager Jonathan Wolfson. He was 63. Born David Perry Kirkwood in Glasgow, Scotl ...

  15. Ticketmaster Now Selling Tickets at Walmart

    August 04, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Ticketmaster has partnered with Walmart to sell tickets through kiosks at hundreds of the retailer's locations around the country. Live Nation, parent company of Ticketmaster, first revealed details of a partnership with Walmart back in Febru ...

  16. Tommy Lee Developing Travel Series for Syfy Network

    March 22, 2011 7:14 AM EDT The former Motley Crue drummer will attempt to uncover rituals, symbols and other mysteries of secret societies in "Culture Shock With Tommy Lee. Tommy Lee has gone from studying in college to studying the world. The former Motley Crue drumme ...

  17. Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars to Headline 2011 Bamboozle

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music fans longing for a festival that includes performances by Mötley Crüe , Bruno Mars and Insane Clown Posse have finally found their oasis: New Jersey. Those acts, in addition to a headlining set by none other than Lil Wayne, have been confirm ...

  18. Ron Sexsmith Returns

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his 11th album "Long Player, Late Bloomer" in February/March 2011. Sexsmith achieved a wider audience when he appeared on "Whatever It Takes," the closing track on Michael Bu ...

  19. Vince Neil Arrested On DUI Charge In Las Vegas

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, who last week had declared his sobriety, was arrested on drunken driving charges after getting pulled over by police in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip. The 49-year-old rocker was taken into custody about 11 ...

  20. Iron Maiden, Rammstein To Headline Sonisphere

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST International touring rock festival Sonishphere will expand to three days in the U.K. in 2010 following its launch this summer, with headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The festival will call at 11 international locations next sum ...

  21. Managers For Coldplay, Beyonce Discuss Ticketing, Label Roles

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Some of the industry's most influential artist managers gathered Thursday at the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards in New York to discuss their ever-evolving roles in overseeing their artists' brands. Billboard editorial ...

  22. Billboard Unveils New Billboard.com

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT To solidify Billboard.com as the Web's top music entertainment destination, Billboard has relaunched the site with new features and products that will provide music fans with a more interactive and customized discovery experience. Billboard.c ...

  23. Slipknot Headlines Download Fest

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Slipknot has been confirmed as one of the headliners for the U.K.'s Download Festival at Donington Park, Derby with dance-rock crossover act the Prodigy, Korn and Mötley Crüe also booked to appear. The three-day rock festival will be held on ...

  24. Motley Crue Gears Up For North American Tour

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will follow up this past summer's Crüe Fest amphitheater tour with a North American arena trek, beginning Feb. 2, 2009, at Cox Arena in San Diego and wrapping March 18 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. Alon ...

  25. Jay-Z Christens New Hollywood Palladium

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra now have at least one thing in common: both artists have helped christen the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Sinatra first opened the 4,000-capacity Palladium during a concert with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra i ...

  26. Sixx Speaks Out For National Recovery Month

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last September, Nikki Sixx's harrowing memoir of addiction, "The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star," debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Book Review nonfiction best-seller list. The book's companion ...

  27. The Summer Preview: The Best Of The Best

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher is getting things warmed up. This month-by-month look at more than 180 albums promises to have a summer tune for everyone. Rock comes in heavy with Shinedown, Disturbed, Slipknot and Motley Crue. Hip-hop sees highly anticipated releases from ...

  28. Sunset Strip Music Fest Lined Up For June

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, Juliette and The Licks, the 88, Dilated Peoples, Godhead and B Real of Cypress Hill have been confirmed for the first Sunset Strip Music Festival, to be held June 26-28 throughout several music venues along Los Angeles ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Motley Crue Roars Back With New Album, Tour

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its first studio album with its original members in more than a decade, Motley Crue will embark on a 40-plus-city North American amphitheater tour, beginning July 1 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., and wrapping Au ...

  31. Motley Crue To Release Single On 'Rock Band'

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In announcing its Crue Fest summer tour, 80s rockers Motley Crue unveiled a partnership with the videogame "Rock Band" that includes releasing new music for the game as well as giving fans a shot at real on-stage glory. Motley Crue is re ...

  32. 'Juno' Kudos Lead to No. 1

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated film "Juno" climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, pushing aside Alicia Keys' "As I Am." It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the list since "Dreamgirls&qu ...

  33. Quiet Riot Singer Kevin DuBrow Dies

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Longtime Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow was reportedly found dead at his Las Vegas home yesterday (Nov. 25). The cause of death is currently uncertain. He was 52. DuBrow formed Quiet Riot with guitarist Randy Rhoads in 1975. Along with Van Halen, ...

  34. Furtado, Billy Talent Win Big At Juno Awards

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five major wins, Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado swept Canada's Juno Awards over the weekend. A total of 39 Juno trophies were handed out over two nights, Saturday (March 31) and Sunday (April 1) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Furtado, host ...

  35. Nominees Announced For 2007 Juno Awards

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leading this year's Juno Award nominee list with five nominations each are Geffen Records' Nelly Furtado -- who will host this year's annual Canadian awards show -- EMI Canada rapper K-os and Atlantic/WEA rock band Billy Talent. The ...

  36. AGI Booking Supernova Tour

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Rock Star' act to play theaters/arenas this January. Artists Group International (Billy Joel, Metallica, Motley Crue) will book the upcoming tour by Supernova, featuring former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, Motley Crue drummer Tommy ...

  37. Live Nation Buys Trunk Stake

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has purchased a majority stake in Trunk LTD., a high-end licensing and merchandise firm. The purchase price was not disclosed. Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and ve ...

  38. Sydney SuperDome To Change Name

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Sydney Superdome is to change its name after its leaseholder Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd signed a five-year sponsorship agreement with Acer Computer Australia. The Sydney Superdome is to change its name after its leaseholder Publishing and ...

  39. Sydney SuperDome To Change Name

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Sydney Superdome is to change its name after its leaseholder Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd signed a five-year sponsorship agreement with Acer Computer Australia. The Sydney Superdome is to change its name after its leaseholder Publishing and ...

  40. Lee, Newsted, Clarke Search For 'Rock Star'

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show will premiere this summer Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke have formed a new band, Supernova, and will utilize the CBS reality show "Rock Star" ...

  41. Opus Launches In New York

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Theater will show Green Day, Seal concerts. Opus Entertainment, a new destination for downloading music, buying DVDs and watching concerts on the big screen, opened today at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, N.Y. Opus will show concerts from Green ...

  42. Crue Tour To Continue Despite Neil Injury

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Make-up Atlanta date to be announced. Contrary to reports that he broke his leg, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil suffered a partial tear of a calf muscle five songs into a show Friday in Atlanta, according to the band's official Web site. The s ...

  43. Staind's 'Chapter V' Makes It Mark At No. 1

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Chapter V," modern rock act Staind nets its third consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper. The Elektra/Atlantic album moved 185,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to With "Chapter V," modern r ...

  44. Concert Business Struggles In First Half '05

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Total dollars down 19%, total attendance down 22%. After a poor performance in 2004, the concert business is showing a continued downward trend but promoters are still cautiously optimistic for a mid-summer rebound. Early numbers reported to Billb ...

  45. Canadian Live 8 To Be At Molson Park, Ontario

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario on July 2, Canadian concert promoter Michael Cohl confirmed today (June 21) at a Toronto press conference. The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie ...

  46. Usher, Nelly, Green Day Set For Billboard Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B superstars Usher and Nelly, along with rock trio Green Day, are the first performers confirmed for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. R&B superstars Usher and Nelly, along with rock trio Green Day, are the first performers confirmed ...

  47. Tommy Lee, Vince Neil Ink Reality-Show Deals

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee and Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame are each set to star in reality shows. Tommy Lee and Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame are each set to star in reality shows. Lee has inked a deal with NBC for a still-untitled show that will follow him as ...

  48. Razor & Tie Concocts Chemistry Deal

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based indie Razor & Tie has signed rockers the Chemistry, and plans to release the band's debut later this year. New York-based indie Razor & Tie has signed rockers the Chemistry, and plans to release the band's debu ...