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  1. BBC Pulls Plug On TOTP

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The BBC's venerable weekly TV chart show "Top Of The Pops," one of the longest-running programs and most iconic musical institutions in British television history, is to be axed after 42 years on air. The BBC's venerable weekly ...

  2. Bonnaroo, Oasys Mobile Pact

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Festival to be held June 16-18. For the first time, Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival has selected a mobile partner—Oasys Mobile—to provide services for the event. At this year's festival, Oasys will offer mobile services ranging from free tex ...

  3. Bonnaroo Tickets Sell Out

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT K tickets sold through festival's Web site. After missing the capacity mark in 2005, Bonnaroo has now once again sold out in advance. Bonnaroo’s allotment of 80,000 tickets was sold entirely through the festival's Web site . Set to tak ...

  4. Dreamers' Freddie Garrity Dies

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Freddie Garrity, lead singer of the 1960s pop band Freddie and the Dreamers, died Feb. 19 in a Wales hospital. He was 69. Freddie Garrity, lead singer of the 1960s pop band Freddie and the Dreamers, died Feb. 19 in a Wales hospital. He was 69. The ...

  5. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30), starting a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Crazy" and entering the album chart at No. 1 and eclipsing Bruce S Gnarls Barkley scored a double victo ...

  6. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30), starting a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Crazy" and entering the album chart at No. 1 and eclipsing Bruce S Gnarls Barkley scored a double victo ...

  7. Banks Honored By Music Manager Forum

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event held April 19 in London. Simon Banks, manager of U.K. breakthrough artist K.T. Tunstall for SB Management, will tonight be presented with the music manager of the year 2006 trophy, sponsored by Vodafone, at the Music Managers Forum’s annual ...

  8. Radiohead Eyeing Multiple Night Stands

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Possible cities include Montreal, Philly, Chicago. Radiohead is eyeing multiple-night stands in Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia and Chicago as part of its summer North American tour, which will get underway in June, Billboard.biz has learned. Date ...

  9. Canadian Music TV Vet Martin Dies

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Martin, widely regarded as Canada's father of music video programming, died Thursday morning (Feb. 23) in his sleep at Toronto's East General Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. He w John Martin, widely regarded as Cana ...

  10. Canadian Music TV Vet Martin Dies

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Martin, widely regarded as Canada's father of music video programming, died Thursday morning (Feb. 23) in his sleep at Toronto's East General Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. He w John Martin, widely regarded as Cana ...

  11. Bonnaroo Goes Rock With Radiohead, Petty, Beck

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Scheduled for June 16-18 in Manchester, Tenn. Scheduled for June 16-18 in Manchester, Tenn. News ...

  12. Bonnaroo Goes Rock With Radiohead, Petty

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Scheduled for June 16-18 in Manchester, Tenn. Radiohead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Beck, Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy are among the acts lined up to play the fifth annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festiva ...

  13. Ward, Eminem Rule U.K. Christmas Charts

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shayne Ward, the Manchester-born winner of last week's "The X Factor" TV talent series, achieved the No. 1 single in the U.K. for Christmas with "That's My Goal" (Syco Music/Sony BMG), while Eminem's Shayne Ward, ...

  14. Bonnaroo Unveils 2006 Dates

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST To be held June 16-18 in Manchester, Tenn. To be held June 16-18 in Manchester, Tenn. News ...

  15. Bonnaroo Unveils 2006 Dates

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fifth Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be held June 16-18 at its familiar 700-acre site in Manchester, Tenn., 60 miles southeast of Nashville. This year, organizers are reducing the capacit The fifth Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festiv ...

  16. U2 Dominates Billboard Touring Awards

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band wins top tour, top draw and top Boxscore. U2 came away with the most honors at last night's (Oct. 26) Billboard Roadwork '05 Touring Awards, winning top tour for its Vertigo trek, top draw and top Boxscore for its June 24-27 dates a ...

  17. U2 Leads Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To be presented Oct. 26 in N.Y. U2's mammoth Vertigo tour is a finalist in four categories for the Billboard Touring Awards, the most of any outing this year. The outing is a finalist in the top tour, top draw and top Boxscore categories, and ...

  18. Global Pulse

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a year holed up in its Manchester, England, studio, alternative rock act Elbow called in some outside assistance to finish off its third album, "Leaders of the Free World" (V2). Read Tom Ferguso After a year holed up in its Manches ...

  19. On The Road

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's motorsports division kicks off the first extended European tour of its Monster Jam production Aug. 12 at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England. Read Ra Clear Channel Entertainment's motors ...

  20. U.K. Retailer Woolworths Sells MVC For £5.5M

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British retailer Woolworths Group Plc said today (Aug. 1) it had sold its specialist music and DVD chain MVC to a group of retail investment specialists in a cash deal worth £5.5 million ($9.6 mi British retailer Woolworths Group Plc said ...

  21. U.K. Retailer Woolworths Sells MVC For £5.5M

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British retailer Woolworths Group Plc said today (Aug. 1) it had sold its specialist music and DVD chain MVC to a group of retail investment specialists in a cash deal worth £5.5 million ($9.6 mi British retailer Woolworths Group Plc said ...

  22. Lobby Group Cites HMV Over Guernsey Plans

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British business lobby group has called on the national Treasury to intervene over the plans of retailer HMV's plans to shift its Internet fulfilment facilities to Guernsey, a recognized tax-haven. LONDON -- A British business lobby group h ...

  23. Lobby Group Cites HMV Over Guernsey Plans

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British business lobby group has called on the national Treasury to intervene over HMV's plans to shift its Internet fulfilment facilities to Guernsey, a recognized tax-haven. A British business lobby group has called on the national Treasu ...

  24. Lobby Group Cites HMV Over Guernsey Plans

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British business lobby group has called on the national Treasury to intervene over HMV's plans to shift its Internet fulfilment facilities to Guernsey, a recognized tax-haven. A British business lobby group has called on the national Treasu ...

  25. Bonnaroo Organizers Head West With Vegoose

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Set for Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium Oct. 29-30. After months of speculation, the producers of the Bonnaroo festival have confirmed they will stage a mega-event in Las Vegas around Halloween. Produced by A.C. Entertainment and Superfly Presents, V ...

  26. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. They include Sum 41's show at Astoria, the Prodigy at London Carling Bri Today's (July 7) terrorist bomb ...

  27. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sum 41, Prodigy, R.E.M. amongst those who change plans. Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. They include Sum 41's show at Astoria, the Prodigy at ...

  28. On The Road

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In just four years, Bonnaroo grossed about $50 million in ticket sales and drawing about 320,000 people cumulatively to rural Manchester, Tenn., since 2001. Read Ray Waddell's column. In just four years, Bonnaroo grossed about $50 million in ...

  29. 3 Doors Down, Shinedown Prep Fall Tour

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stint will begin in late September. 3 Doors Down will follow up their summer shed tour with Staind, Breaking Benjamin and No Address with a fall arena run with Shinedown, sources tell Billboard.biz. The 3DD/Shinedown tour, with a third act to be r ...

  30. 3 Doors Down, Shinedown Prep Fall Tour

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Doors Down will follow up their summer shed tour with Staind, Breaking Benjamin and No Address with a fall arena run with Shinedown, sources tell Billboard.biz. 3 Doors Down will follow up their summer shed tour with Staind, Breaking Benjamin an ...

  31. Fans Flock To Fourth Bonnaroo

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ,000 attend three day event. The fourth annual Bonnaroo music festival took place in Manchester, Tenn., over the weekend (June 10-12), drawing a crowd of approximately 80,000, according to the event's promoters. Headliners included such jam ...

  32. Pro Baseball Goes On Tour

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Road show to accompany Bonnaroo, Warper Tour. Attendees at this weekend's (June 10–12) Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the upcoming Vans Warped Tour can immerse themselves in music and baseball thanks to Major League Baseball Properties& ...

  33. Harper Regroups For Intimate Tour

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First stop is July 12 in Vancouver. As the cancellation of the ill-fated Zooma tour left him without summer plans, singer/songwriter Ben Harper has slated a 16-date North American small venue tour to kick off July 12 in Vancouver and close Aug. 1 ...

  34. Kylie Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer, her management representatives said today (May 17). All remaining dates of her "Showgirl" tour, including concerts in Australia Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue ha ...

  35. Kylie Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer, her management representatives said today (May 17). All remaining dates of her "Showgirl" tour, including concerts in Australia Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue ha ...

  36. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  37. Madonna Sued Over Euro TV Show

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British director Hamish Hamilton and his companies filed suit April 20 against Madonna and her Tadpole Film Inc., seeking more than $330,000 in unpaid compensation and expenses related to the 2004 "Re NEW YORK -- British director Hamish Hamil ...

  38. Beck Ready To Hit The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beck will begin a nearly month-long European tour May 28 in Winchester, England, at the Homelands Festival. Beck will begin a nearly month-long European tour May 28 in Winchester, England, at the Homelands Festival. The artist will play mostly hea ...

  39. Madonna Sued Over Euro TV Show

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British director Hamish Hamilton and his companies filed suit yesterday (April 20) against Madonna and her Tadpole Film Inc., seeking more than $330,000 in unpaid compensation and expenses related to British director Hamish Hamilton and his compan ...

  40. Bonnaroo Founders Launch Zooma Tour

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, creators of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, will launch the Zooma tour this summer. The inaugural run of the multi-stage tour will feature headliners Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, c ...

  41. Hawley Signs To Mute

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST British singer/songwriter Richard Hawley has signed a worldwide recording deal with EMI imprint Mute. The former Pulp guitarist and Longpigs member's album "Cole's Corner" will be released in Septembe British singer/songwriter ...

  42. Hawley Signs To Mute

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST British singer/songwriter Richard Hawley has signed a worldwide recording deal with EMI imprint Mute. The former Pulp guitarist and Longpigs member's album "Cole's Corner" will be released in Septembe British singer/songwriter ...

  43. Widespread Panic, Allmans, DMB In For Bonnaroo

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Festival set for June 10-12 in Manchester, Tenn. Festival set for June 10-12 in Manchester, Tenn. News ...

  44. Widespread Panic, Allmans, DMB In For Bonnaroo

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Widespread Panic returns to the Bonnaroo lineup this year for two nights, after skipping the Manchester, Tenn., festival during the band's hiatus last year. Panic joins a widely varied lineup for the Widespread Panic will return to the Bonnar ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 2005 Bonnaroo Falling Into Place

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The fourth annual Bonnaroo Music Festival will be held June 10-12, 2005, it will be announced later today. The hugely successful jam-band fest will return to its previous 700-acre site in rural Manche The fourth annual Bonnaroo Music Festival will ...

  48. Ticketmaster U.K. Names GM

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gibson joins from rival See. Ticketmaster U.K. has recruited John Gibson to the role of GM for London and the South. Based in London, Gibson replaces Chris Edmonds, who joined in that role in April and was promoted to managing director in August. ...

  49. Ticketmaster U.K. Names GM

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gibson joins from rival See. Ticketmaster U.K. has recruited John Gibson to the role of GM for London and the South. Based in London, Gibson replaces Chris Edmonds, who joined in that role in April and was promoted to managing director in August. ...

  50. Madonna Tour To Get Top Backstage Pass Honor

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Madonna's Reinvention Tour will be honored as the top tour of the year at the Backstage Pass Awards, to be presented Nov. 9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards recognize the top performers Madonna's Reinvention Tour will be ho ...

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