Rage Against The Machine

  1. Tom Morello Honored for Activism: ‘Feed the Poor, Fight the Power, Rock the F—k Out’

    October 02, 2014 3:21 AM EDT Tom Morello has earned Grammys with Rage Against the Machine , but it's his work "that kicks ass and sticks it to the man" that got him honored Wednesday. Morello received The Spirit of Courage Award, which the Courage Campaign pr ...

  2. Artist Development: Musicians Are Now in Control (Guest Post)

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Steve Rennie is president of REN Management and host of Renman Music & Business. In addition to having managed  Incubus, Primal Scream and The The, Rennie was a founding member of ArtistDirect and SVP and GM of Epic Records where he worked wit ...

  3. Paul Cantor, Former William Morris & Scepter Records Exec, Dies at 86

    January 30, 2014 4:17 AM EST Paul Cantor, an agent at William Morris in the 1950s who went on to manage pop stars such as Dionne Warwick and B.J. Thomas, has died. He was 86. Cantor died Jan. 17 of natural causes at his home in Dana Point, Calif., his son Marc told The Hollyw ...

  4. Where The Music Supes Eat Nigiri: The PJ Bloom, Ron Broitman, Kevin Weaver Grammy Party

    January 27, 2014 1:50 PM EST “If a bomb was dropped here, there would be no more sync business.” So cracks Kevin Weaver EVP, the Atlantic Records Group , about the crowd thronging the patio at the outpost of high-end Japanese restaurant Katsuya located in the shadow of Los An ...

  5. Polly Anthony, Former Epic and Geffen Executive, Dead at 59

    September 30, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Polly Anthony, the Epic Records president who helped break and/or worked with such artists as Macy Gray, Shakira, Celine Dion, Rage Against the Machine, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Pearl Jam, passed away at her home in Beverly Hills, ...

  6. Chart Moves: Rod Stewart Vs. Michael Buble: A Tale of Two 'Christmas' Albums

    December 07, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Billboard 200: One lone new entry graced the chart this week -- Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," which bowed at No. 1 with 159,000 sold. It was the R&B super star's fifth No. 1 on the tally. Two steps below Keys this week i ...

  7. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ...

  8. Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

    August 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman recently completed a P&D deal with ...

  9. Backbeat: Tom Morello, Dangerbird, New West Records Execs Hang Backstage At Outside Lands 2012

    August 13, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters performed Friday evening before headliner Neil Young at Outside Lands 2012. (Photo: Jeff Miller) A year ago at Outside Lands , manager Nicky Berger of Berger Management was in a nail-biting position: side-stage, as ...

  10. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  11. Dave Grohl to Direct and Produce 'Sound City' Documentary

    May 01, 2012 7:42 PM EDT Sound City's visual legacy is in good hands. Dave Grohl will direct and produce "Sound City," a documentary about the historic San Fernando Valley recording studio, and he knows a thing or two about it: Nirvana made its watershed al ...

  12. Russell Simmons Talks Occupy Wall Street, Major-Label Consolidation, and His Plans to End 'Segregation' on TV

    November 16, 2011 7:00 AM EST Russell Simmons with Kanye West at the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York last month (photo: GettyImages) Russell Simmons wants the business world to understand that the Occupy Wall Street protest and its related movements are not anti-capita ...

  13. Backbeat: Deadmau5 Kicks Off Record-Setting Six-Night Run At NYC's Roseland Ballroom

    October 06, 2011 12:05 PM EDT (L-R) deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) Ultra Music President Patrick Moxey, Ultra General Manager David Waxman and Ultra Senior Director Jessica Risling-Sholl (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage) Tuesday, Oct. 4 was a momentous evening for the masked man ...

  14. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Marsha Vlasic

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 17 Marsha Vlasic Senior VP of concerts/head of contemporary rock, International Creative Management Website: Icm.com Four decades into her career, International Creative Management senior VP of concerts Marsha Vlasic experienced a stellar year ...

  15. Backbeat: Justin Timberlake Performs His Hits at FreeSol's NYC Show

    September 02, 2011 12:05 PM EDT (L-R) President of 901 Tequila Kevin Ruder; Premo D'Anger; President and COO of Palm Bay International Marc Taub; Free; Kickman Teddy; Elliott Ives; DJ Charlie White; Justin Timberlake; Chairman & CEO of Palm Bay Imports David Taub at New ...

  16. Rock the Bells Teams With Live Nation for House of Blues Tour

    July 25, 2011 7:15 AM EDT In summer of 2010, concert ticket sales were so sluggish that several big-name acts, such as Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Lilith Fair, and the American Idol Live summer outing, were forced to cancel dates, downsize, or in the most dramatic of exam ...

  17. Exclusive: Tom Morello Signs With New West Records

    March 28, 2011 11:48 AM EDT Guitarist-singer Tom Morello has signed with New West Records, setting a late summer release for his third folk music-oriented album under the Nightwatchman name. The former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist has titled the album &q ...

  18. Who Destroyed Epic Records?

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It started outlike any label showcase at October's CMJ, the five-night music conference that's been held every year since 1980, drawing hundreds of industry professionals, influencers, fans and upstart bands to New York City's clubs ...

  19. BACKBEAT: Linkin Park Listening Party With Rick Rubin, Tom Morello

    September 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 7, a week ahead of the release of its fourth studio album, "A Thousand Suns," rock band Linkin Park invited fans and members of the music industry to preview the set at Los Angeles' 1,300-capacity the Music Box at Henry Fon ...

  20. BACKBEAT: Drake, Janelle Monae, Sid Bernstein, Rodrigo y Gabriela and many more!

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AT&T held its Launch Party for the new BlackBerry Torch on August 11th in Los Angeles. The attendees, including Glee’s Lea Michele and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden, were entertained by a set from Young Money recording artist Drake. Drake (cent ...

  21. Ozomatli, Taboo Raise 'Voces Unidas' Against SB 1070

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Days before Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha joined Conor Oberst to announce a July 23 concert to support the fight against Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law, a Latin music concert protesting the same law drew several thousand p ...

  22. Rage Against The Machine To Plug Arizona Boycott

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against the Machine will push for artists and musicians to boycott Arizona because of its new and restrictive immigration law. The politically outspoken rap-rock band's lead singer, Zach de la Rocha, plans to announce Wednesday (July 21) ...

  23. Zack de la Rocha Ups the Rage Against Arizona Immigration Law

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is stepping up his campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. In addition to adding Ry Cooder, Nine Inch Nails, and comedian Chris Rock to the growing lis ...

  24. Attendance Down At Rock In Rio Madrid

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Attendance at the five-day Rock In Rio Madrid festival fell to 250,000 from the 290,000 who attended the five shows at the 2008 festival. Rock in Rio founder and director Roberto Medina blamed the drop in numbers on bad weather on June 11 and the ...

  25. Rihanna, Shakira Draw Huge Rock In Rio Madrid Audience

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock in Rio Madrid broke its own attendance record on Saturday (June 5) with 87,000 fans turning out for Rihanna and Shakira. It was Rihanna's first ever concert in Spain and her only Spanish date scheduled for this year. And Shakira is an ol ...

  26. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Drake, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - ...

  27. @SXSW: Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring Fest To A Close

    March 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southwest -- with words and, most importantly, with mu ...

  28. Rock In Rio Madrid Adds Motorhead

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival is developing into the most rock of the eight RiR festivals since the inaugural version in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro. RiR Madrid organizers today (Feb. 24) added veteran rock band Motorhead and Madrid rock group S ...

  29. 'X Factor' Favorite For U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Joe McElderry, winner of U.K. talent show "The X Factor," has been made the betting favorite for the Christmas No. 1 - but the race is the closest it has been in years. At the start of today (Dec. 18), Rage Against the Machine's &qu ...

  30. Rage Against Simon Cowell's 'X Factor'

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST “Fed up of Simon Cowell's latest karaoke act being Christmas No.1?” That’s the rallying cry from a Facebook group set up to block another “The X Factor” winner from scoring the U.K.’s No. 1 Christmas song. Jon and Tracy Morter of London launc ...

  31. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Set For Pete Seeger's 90th Concert

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May ...

  32. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal: Web Reaction

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Live Nation, Ticketmaster merger has been the talk of the industry for the last few days, with every media outlet speculating about the effect of the deal on the music industry landscape. Below, a selection of analysis and opinion from around ...

  33. U.K. Festival Awards Shortlist Favors Boutique Events

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following 200,000 general public votes, according to organizers, the fifth annual U.K. Festival Awards has announced the 2008 nominations shortlist -- and it's a good result for boutique festivals. Heading the list with three nominations is N ...

  34. Coachella Moves 2009 Dates Up Two Weeks

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is moving its 2009 dates up two weeks to April 17-19, Billboard has learned. The event will take place as usual at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., with a lineup to be confirmed early next year. Go ...

  35. Rock The Bells To Make European Debut

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will make its European debut this fall with performances by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, EPMD, Supernatural and Scratch, among others. The European trek launches Oct. 31 at the T-Mobile Arena in ...

  36. Winehouse May Face French Lawsuit

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse is facing the threat of legal action after failing to perform at French festival Rock en Seine on Friday (Aug. 29). The troubled U.K. singer was scheduled to close the 6th edition of the event, which is Paris' main rock festival ...

  37. Flobots Added To DNC Music Lineup

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Flobots will play a free show tomorrow (Aug. 27) at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention. The rock act joins previously scheduled performers Rage Against The Machine, the Coup, State Radio and Wayne Kramer. The performance ...

  38. 30 Seconds To Mars Wins Two Kerrang! Awards

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Seconds To Mars won two Kerrang! awards at the U.K. rock weekly's annual awards ceremony in London. The Los Angeles band, fronted by actor Jared Leto, turned up tonight (Aug. 21) to collect awards for best single for "From Yesterday&q ...

  39. Miley Cyrus And Sugarland Are Tops

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus notches her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Breakout" bows with 371,000 -- the second-biggest sales week of the year for a female artist . . . Sugarland starts in the runner-up spot on the Billboard 200 -- but at ...

  40. Nas Reveals North American Run

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due tomorrow (July 15) via Def Jam. The trek visits primarily clubs and theaters, ...

  41. Mike Relm Tapped For Tony Hawk Tour

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT DJ/turntablist Mike Relm has been selected to appear on Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam action sports tour, beginning July 18 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio, and wrapping Aug. 24 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvi ...

  42. R.E.M., NIN, STP Set For Voodoo Music Experience

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the 10th Voodoo Music Experience, Billbord.com can reveal. The event will be held Oct. 24-26 at New Orleans' City Park; tickets begin going on sale Friday (May 2 ...

  43. Tribe, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul Lead Rock The Bells

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim a ...

  44. Live Nation Takes Scotland's T Fest

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has pounced on Scotland's T In the Park festival. As part of a joint venture with Denis Desmond's Irish-based promoter Gaiety Investments, Live Nation will now control a reported 67% of Scottish promoter Dance Factory (DFConc ...

  45. RATM, Metallica, Killers Rock On At Reading, Leeds

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT American alternative rock giants Rage Against the Machine, Metallica and the Killers are the headliners for this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The bill for the three-day event, details for which were unveiled today, alternates between ...

  46. Billboard Q&A: Serj Tankian

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A few days before the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War, Serj Tankian is sitting in an Austin hotel room and ruminating on the costs of the endless battle. But Tankian isn't talking about dead soldiers or civilians; he's talking about th ...

  47. SXSW: Morello, Tankian, Harper Rock For 'War'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined forces to sow some musical seeds of revolution last night (March 13) at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The musicians were celebrating the release of "Body of War," ...

  48. Voodoo Attendance Hits All-Time High

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This year's ninth annual Voodoo Music Experience, held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park, drew approximately 150,000 concertgoers, again breaking past attendance records, according to Stephen Rehage, the festival's founder and pr ...

  49. Linkin Park, Common, Crystal Method Ready For 'Block Party'

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park, Common, the Crystal Method, Cut Chemist, Z-Trip and Supernatural will perform at three Los Angeles clubs tonight (Oct. 26) as part of the Sunset Strip Block Party, an event that aims to educate members of the press and entertainment c ...

  50. Tankian Taps Fair To Midland, Morello As Openers

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Fair To Midland and Tom Morello have been tapped to support Serj Tankian on select fall concert dates in support of the System Of A Down frontman's debut solo album, "Elect the Dead," which drops Oct. 23 via Serjical Strike ...

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