Pink Floyd

  1. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death ...

  2. Memory Lives On For Led Zep Comeback

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Monday night's Led Zeppelin comeback concert has now moved into memory for the chosen few who attended. But as the dust settles on the gig at London's O2 Arena, a Billboard round-up of executive attendees suggests the performance certain ...

  3. Led Zeppelin Triumphs At London Show

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tonight (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in front of its adoring public, if only for two-plus hours. Led Zeppelin's 16-song set at London's O2 Arena came as part of a benefit for late Atlantic Records f ...

  4. EMI Strikes Deal For BoxOffice365 On-Demand Video Site

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. will make DRM-free audio and video content available through British Internet Broadcasting Co.'s (BiBC) downloadable virtual store, the music major said today. Works from EMI artists including Coldplay, The Spice Girls, Queen, ...

  5. Verizon Users Score Floyd Freebies

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is giving away three tracks from his "Remember That Night-Live At The Royal Albert Hall" DVD to Verizon Wireless users. The live versions of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," "Wish You Were Here ...

  6. OCC Opens Up Charts To USB, Vinyl Hybrid Formats

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The USB memory stick and the vinyl hybrid formats have been granted new eligibility status for the U.K. charts. Vinyl hybrid formats, which carry DVD or CD on one side and vinyl on the other side, will become eligible for the chart listings, accor ...

  7. Gilmour To Make History With Live Concert Cine-cast

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will play himself into the history books tomorrow when he becomes the first British musician to have a live performance beamed into more than 160 cinemas across North America. Gilmour's brief set f ...

  8. London's Marquee Goes Live

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's Marquee Club was relaunched as a live music venue last night with a private party featuring performances by Australian alternative rock band the Basics and local indie act Marner Brown. The central London venue will host an official ...

  9. EMI, Saatchi Join Forces On Marketing Blitz

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With an eye on boosting sales of physical CDs and DVDs, premium DRM-free downloads and mobile music products, EMI Music Marketing's catalog department in the United States has tapped Saatchi & Saatchi to help develop and execute strategic ...

  10. The Police, West, Mayer Close Out Live Earth New York

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show-closing set at the New York-area edition of Live Earth tonight, with those guests joining the reunited rock trio for "Message in a Bottle" to wra ...

  11. MVD Links With Tony Palmer

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Independent DVD distributor MVD Visual has partnered with director Tony Palmer and will begin releasing his music-centered documentaries on DVD this fall. On Sept. 18 MVD will release "All My Loving," which looks at the intersection of m ...

  12. U.K. Movie Cinemas To Beam Genesis Gig

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vue Cinemas, one of the U.K.'s leading cinema chains, is to simulcast one of Genesis' world tour concerts nationwide on June 27. Vue will transmit the live gig from the 51,500-capacity LTU Arena in Duesseldorf, Germany, to all its 40 cin ...

  13. Eagle Rock Buys Back HG Interest

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Eagle Rock Group Ltd. management, aided by private equity firm Beringea and edel Music AG, has bought back the company from HG Capital, which had a 68% interest in the company since 2001. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Eagle Rock ...

  14. Pink Floyd Members Appear At Barrett Tribute

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of Pink Floyd took part in a tribute concert last night to pay respect to their former frontman, Roger "Syd" Barrett. Guitarist David Gilmour, bassist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Rick Wright all ...

  15. Review: Wilco Unveils More Restrained, Intricate Sound On 'Sky Blue Sky'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wilco: "Blue Sky Blue" Producer: Wilco Nonesuch Release Date: May 15 With "Sky Blue Sky," Wilco eschews the sonic adventurousness of its last two records in favor of more subdued material. Gone are the electronic blips and blur ...

  16. Live Nation Ups Smith, Zelisko

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of several executives in its San Francisco, Denver and Phoenix offices. Lee Smith has been named chairman of Live Nation San Francisco and Denver. He wi ...

  17. When Cupid Meets Grammy

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week that saw both the Grammy Awards and the Valentine's Day holiday occur, The Billboard 200 gets all shook up. Big Grammy winners like Dixie Chicks fly (moving 72-8 with a 714% increase) while any album that seemed like an appropriate ...

  18. Aerosmith To Headline Hyde Park Calling

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.S. rock super group Aerosmith played its first U.K. gig in eight years at London's Hard Rock Cafe last night (Feb. 19) as a precursor to being a headliner at this year's Hyde Park Calling festival on June 23-24. Aerosmith will headline ...

  19. Norah Continues Euro Chart Supremacy

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone), ruling the composite listing ahead of Madonna's "The Confessions Tour" (Warner Bros.), which holds at No. 2. Nelly F ...

  20. Jenner Delivers 'Beyond The Soundbytes'

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist manager Peter Jenner has penned a report into the challenges of new technology and consumer attitudes in the digital age. Veteran artist manager Peter Jenner has penned a report into the challenges of new technology and consumer att ...

  21. Rodgers, Ramone Line-Up For 'Production Magic'

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producers Niles Rodgers and Phil Ramone are among the keynote speakers for "Production Magic," a Nov. 11 discussion forum in London focused on the role of producers in the changing recorded- Legendary producers Niles Rodgers an ...

  22. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the poll were broadcast M The British publ ...

  23. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Beatles albums in top 10 No. 1s. The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the ...

  24. BBC Pubcaster Launches New U.K. Rock, Pop Fest

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The BBC, the U.K. public broadcaster, today (Aug. 15) unveiled a major new live-music event designed to do for rock and pop what the 80-year-old BBC Proms has done for live classical music. The BBC, the U.K. public broadcaster, today (Aug. 15) unv ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Pink Floyd Founder Syd Barrett Dies

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett has died at the age of 60, reportedly due to complications from diabetes. The artist, who left Pink Floyd in the late 1960s after his mental health began to d Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Sy ...

  27. U.K. Biz Shows Support For Gov't Leadership Project

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT $22M in funding for 2-year initiative. Pop stars, artist managers, members of parliament and executives from the upper echelon of the U.K. music industry gathered at the headquarters of EMI Group last night (June 19) for the launch of a multi-mill ...

  28. Live Nation Makes Move For CPI

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring division of Toronto-based Concert Productions International and a 50% interest in CPI’s Grand Entertainment division. Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring div ...

  29. Gilmour's 'Island' Yields Chart Treasure

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST There's a new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as David Gilmour's third solo set "On An Island" (EMI) goes straight to the top for the vocalist/guitarist best-known as a member of Pink Floyd. "Island There's a new No ...

  30. Gilmour's 'Island' Yields Chart Treasure

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Floyd star's solo set opens at Euro chart peak. There's a new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as David Gilmour's third solo set "On An Island" (EMI) goes straight to the top for the vocalist/guitarist best-known as a mem ...

  31. Juvenile's 'Reality' Upends Ne-Yo At No. 1

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his career this week. "Reality Check" (UTP/Atlantic) sold 174,000 copies this week in the United States, accordin Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spo ...

  32. London's Hyde Park Calling The Who, Waters

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as headliners for a new summer festival event in central London. Live Nation (previously known as Clear Channel Entertainment) will produce the two-day even The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as ...

  33. London's Hyde Park Calling The Who, Waters

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation rolls out festival July 1-2. The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as headliners for a new summer festival event in central London. Live Nation (previously known as Clear Channel Entertainment) will produce the two-day event, Hyd ...

  34. Q&A: David Gilmour

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'On an Island' due March 6. David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park; quiet but hardly inactive. The man described as "the guitar and the voice of Pink Floyd" ...

  35. Floyd, Hendrix Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hal ...

  36. Floyd, Hendrix Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hal ...

  37. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST -DVD box-set released on Nov. 7. 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. where it comes ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Define Partnership Terms From The Beginning

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Imagine you started a group -- let's call it "the Few" -- and wrote all of its hits -- 10 in just five years. Your partner, the lead singer, then decides to leave for a solo career. Still, promoters a Bill Siddons is a personal mana ...

  40. Sales Spike For Live 8 Performers

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. P ...

  41. Pink Floyd To Reform For Live 8

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four members of seminal British rock band Pink Floyd will play together for the first time in 24 years at London's Live 8 charity concert for Africa on July 2, representatives for the event said yeste Four members of seminal British rock band ...

  42. Pink Floyd Reuniting For Live 8

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band will perform July 2 at Hyde Park. Pink Floyd's classic lineup of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright will perform for the first time in more than 20 years at the London Live 8 concert. The event, which aims to increas ...

  43. Sports Company Hears A New Tune

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Elway, John Fogerty to be teammates. Sports and entertainment management group Octagon is expanding into the music business. The company-whose clients include John Elway, Michael Phelps, David Robinson, Davis Love III, Steve Yzerman, Mia Hamm ...

  44. Karaoke Producer Sues Competitors

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karaoke music producer Sybersound Records has filed suit in the United States and Canada against a number of other karaoke record manufacturers, alleging unfair competition, unfair trade practices and NEW YORK -- Karaoke music producer Sybersound ...

  45. Jenner To Chair European Live Music Forum

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. The veteran art ...

  46. Jenner To Chair European Live Music Forum

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. Recently established trade body the European Live Music Forum has appointed Peter Jenner as its inaugural chairman. The veteran art ...

  47. Jenner Stays On At IMMF Helm

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Peter Jenner has been re-appointed as secretary general of the International Music Managers Forum for a further two years. Peter Jenner has been re-appointed as secretary general of the International Music Managers Forum for a further two years. L ...

  48. Stadiums Team Up To Lure Tours

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venues form group to build awareness. Ten National Football League stadiums have joined forces to form the Gridiron Stadium Network, a not-for-profit advocacy group focusing on luring concerts and other events to stadiums. The GSN will lobby indus ...

  49. Jenner Stays On At IMMF Helm

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trade body looks closely at Euro biz. Peter Jenner has been re-appointed as secretary general of the International Music Managers Forum for a further two years. London-based IMMF is the umbrella organization for Music Managers Forum chapters in a ...

  50. Jenner Stays On At IMMF Helm

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Peter Jenner has been re-appointed as secretary general of the International Music Managers Forum for a further two years. Speaking from Midem today (Jan. 25), Jenner says continued lobbying on behal Peter Jenner has been re-appointed as secretary ...

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