Rolling Stones

  1. L'Wren Scott Leaves Entire Estate to Mick Jagger

    March 27, 2014 10:53 AM EDT L'Wren Scott has left her entire estate to longtime boyfriend and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. The Daily News says papers filed in Manhattan's Surrogate's Court on Wednesday estimated the value of the 49-year-old designer� ...

  2. How Mick Jagger's Tragedy Could Cost the Rolling Stones Up to $10 Million

    March 21, 2014 12:45 PM EDT By postponing the Australian leg of their 14 On Fire Tour following the death of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott, the Rolling Stones and multiple parties involved in staging the tour potentially could be on the hook for as ...

  3. Nirvana, Kiss, Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 17, 2013 12:15 AM EST First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. ...

  4. Stones Top Weekly Hot Tours, Net $21.3 Million Over Five Shows – Streisand Close Behind with $18.3 Million

    July 05, 2013 11:14 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' 50 & Counting Tour tops the weekly Hot Tours recap with the final box office stats reported from the legendary group's two-month trek through North America. The latest batch of shows reported brought in $21.3 mi ...

  5. U2 Manager Paul McGuinness on Mark Fisher: 'He Turned Everyone’s Wild Ideas Into Steel, Lumber and Canvas Reality'

    June 28, 2013 12:55 PM EDT U2 manager Paul McGuinness had a long and fruitful relationship with late, great architect/set designer Mark Fisher, who passed away on Tuesday (June 25) and was invovled with every U2 tour since 1991. Here’s his thoughts on Fisher's &quo ...

  6. Rolling Stones Western Swing Tops Hot Tours Chart

    May 24, 2013 1:44 PM EDT The Rolling Stones earn top honors on the weekly Hot Tours chart with $34 million in reported box office revenue from the first five cities on the 2013 leg of the 50 & Counting Tour.  The tour, celebrating the legendary rock band's 50th ...

  7. Andy Johns, Producer/Engineer for Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, More, Dead at 61 (Updated)

    April 07, 2013 8:01 PM EDT 
Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy B ...

  8. Rolling Stones to Headline Glastonbury 2013

    March 27, 2013 6:30 PM EDT The Rolling Stones will be taking the stage again this summer at one of Britain's leading music festivals. The Stones' appearance at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival - set to take place from June 28 to June 30 - was revealed Wednesday in ...

  9. Ross on Radio: It's Not Bandwagon-Jumping If The Bandwagon Keeps Moving

    January 31, 2013 10:24 AM EST Should an artist follow musical trends or ignore them? For years, the industry premium has been on artists who could reinvent themselves quickly enough to reflect current pop tastes without visibly riding the tail end of a bandwagon. From Bruce S ...

  10. Two Voices of the Rolling Stones Meet for the First Time at Sundance Screening

    January 22, 2013 3:47 PM EST Lisa Fischer has sung female lead parts for the Rolling Stones on every tour since 1989, but it wasn't until film director Morgan Neville assembled a meeting of backup singers at Sundance that Fischer and Merry Clayton, a crucial vocalist in ...

  11. Pete Bennett, Legendary Promotion Man for Beatles, Stones, Many More, Dead at 77

    November 27, 2012 4:44 PM EST Pete Bennett -- the promotion man who famously worked with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Nat King Cole, Steven Tyler, Sam Cooke and many others -- died of a heart attack on Thanksgiving Day. He was 77. Born May 11, 1935 in the Bronx, Bennett was be ...

  12. Rolling Stones Launch iOS App, Still No Beatles in Spotify

    November 21, 2012 1:03 PM EST The new Rolling Stones official App The classic battle of Beatles vs. Stones is over, at least where digital strategies are concerned. Even as the Fab Four continue to drag their feet regarding all things digital, their erstwhile rivals released a ...

  13. Morning Fix: One Direction & Rihanna Top Charts: Mog CEO Steps Down; Salaam Remi to Sony

    November 21, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters FREE ONE DIRECTION'S 'TAKE ME HOME' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 WITH 2012'S THIRD-BIGGEST SALES WEEK: One Direction scores i ...

  14. Universal Music Group Reports Quarterly Revenue Gain

    August 30, 2012 9:54 AM EDT Universal Music Group today reported 88 million euros ($110.4 million) in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization on revenues of 961 million euros ($1.2 billion) in its quarterly earnings report. That's up slightly from ...

  15. Rolling Stones To Play London, Brooklyn In November: Source

    August 29, 2012 8:38 PM EDT The Rolling Stones rehearsing in 2007 (Photo: Getty Images) The Rolling Stones will play four dates in November, two at London's O2 Arena and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a source tells Billboard.biz. Richard Branson and Australian ...

  16. Business Matters: Spotify Does Many Things Well, But Radio Isn't One of Them

    June 19, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Spotify's Radio Problem -- Since June 2011 it has been quite easy to gauge what people think of the latest digital music service: see how much the market punished Pandora's stock. When Spotify launched on July 14, shares of Pandora fells ...

  17. Fiona Apple Banked on Buzz to Build Anticipation for New Release

    June 14, 2012 8:15 PM EDT For her fourth album, "The Idler Wheel . . .," Fiona Apple wasn't willing to let her work be mishandled. Nearly seven years ago, the reclusive singer/songwriter released third album "Extraordinary Machine," a project that ...

  18. British Pubs To Rock Even Harder: Why the U.K. Live Music Act Matters

    April 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Victory Lap: Musician Bernard Butler, Lord Tim Clement-Jones, UK Music Chairman Andy Heath, singer Martina Topley-Bird, UK Music CEO Jo Dipple and MU General Secretary John Smith at a reception to celebrate the passing of the UK's Live Music ...

  19. John Mayer Sets 'Born and Raised' Release Date, Track List

    February 29, 2012 9:11 PM EST Two days after announcing a spring tour and a new single, John Mayer has confirmed that his fifth studio effort, Born and Raised , will be released on May 22 through Columbia Records, and has released the album's official track list. The foll ...

  20. Morning Heds: Is Megaupload Like YouTube?; Tim Cook's Bang-Up Job; Iggy Pop Reps Record Store Day

    January 25, 2012 6:45 AM EST Tim Cook on His First Four Months as Apple CEO: Just Look at the Results All Things D Asked about his first four months as Apple chief executive, Tim Cook stressed that what he feels most is lucky to be surrounded by his talented colleagues. San F ...

  21. Jagger and 'Jagger': Mick and Maroon 5 Chart Together on Hot 100

    December 02, 2011 3:41 PM EST As previously reported , will.i.am's "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," featuring Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez, bounds onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 36. The trio premiered the first single from will.i.am' ...

  22. Analyzing Google Music, a Day After the Launch

    November 17, 2011 6:30 PM EST Google Music's launch event Wednesday revealed a strong product, emphasizing partnership with artists and labels - a good match for the company's cloud and mobile ambitions. Still, some question marks remain. Google Music Launch Unveils ...

  23. Keith Richards 'Life" Wins Mailer Book Prize

    November 09, 2011 7:30 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - On a night he was honored for his way with words, Keith Richards was clearly winging it. "This is one for the books, if you get my drift - you hacks," the 67-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist joked Tuesday as he accepted ...

  24. Universal Music Group Gives U.S. Spending to GroupM's MediaCom

    September 23, 2011 8:40 AM EDT Universal Music Group has consolidated its U.S. media business, across labels, at GroupM's MediaCom, which already works for the music company in Europe, Canada, and Australia. UMG is expected to increase ad spending to $25 million-$30 millio ...

  25. Exclusive: Rolling Stones' Ed Sullivan Performances Coming To DVD (Video)

    September 07, 2011 5:55 AM EDT All 17 of the Rolling Stones performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will be released Nov. 1 in a deluxe package from Universal Music Enterprises and Sofa Entertainment. An abridged version of the Stones on "Sullivan" will be re ...

  26. Universal's A&M Records To Expand Roster

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music's U.K. imprint A&M Records is to expand its roster following the promotion of Orla Lee to managing director. Lee takes up her new post Sept. 1 following the departure of previous label head Simon Gavin, who was recently ap ...

  27. Royal Albert Hall Unveils New Venue

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Royal Albert Hall in London is to re-open its Elgar Room as a new purpose-built performance space on Oct. 14. The room has undergone a £1 million ($1.65 million) refurbishment that includes the installation of a state-of-the-art sound system, ...

  28. Brian Jones' Death To Be Re-Examined By British Police

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British police say they will review the 1969 death of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones. Sussex police said Monday in a statement that they have received documents from an investigative journalist that relate to Jones' death. They say the ...

  29. Stones Sign With Universal For Soundtrack

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones have signed a one-album deal with Universal Music as they approach the end of their current contract with EMI, which is understood to expire this year. The band's worldwide deal with Universal is just for the soundtrack alb ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Update: Madonna, Live Nation Sign Global Pact

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino confirms today that Madonna has entered a 10-year global partnership with Live Nation and will become the founding artist in LN's new Artist Nation division, headed by veteran Rolling Stones tour produ ...

  32. Classic Rock Mag Fetes Jimmy Page

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Page is to receive the living legend accolade at the third annual awards Classic Rock Roll of Honour, to be held at London's Landmark Hotel on Nov. 5. Organizers Classic Rock magazine have recognized the artist for his work with Led Zep ...

  33. Iger Touts Digital In CES Keynote

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. president and CEO Robert Iger used old-fashioned star power to tout new-media strengths inside his company during his keynote address Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and "Lost" stars Ma ...

  34. Stones To Resume Tour As Richards Gets OK

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has made a "complete recovery" from his mysterious accident in Fiji, and the rock band will belatedly begin its European tour in Milan on July 11, according to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richar ...

  35. Stones To Resume Tour As Richards Gets OK

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has made a "complete recovery" from his mysterious accident in Fiji, and the rock band will belatedly begin its European tour in Milan on July 11, according to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richar ...

  36. Virgin U.K. Taps Elias As A&R Executive

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Founded S2 in 1991 with Muff Winwood. Virgin Records U.K. managing director Ferdy Unger-Hamilton is continuing to strengthen the label's management with the announcement today (March 27) that Lincoln Elias will take on from April 18 the newly ...

  37. Vintage Bill Graham Archives To Hit Internet

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wolfgang's Vault Radio to bow Feb. 8. A wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest legends will hit the Internet "airwaves" tomorrow via Wolfgang's Vault. The rock memorabilia site's Vault Radio will b ...

  38. Vintage Bill Graham Archives To Hit Internet

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest legends will hit the Internet "airwaves" tomorrow via Wolfgang's Vault. The rock memorabilia site's Vault Radio will bow at 10 a.m. PST. A wealth of vintage perf ...

  39. West Tops Chart For 2nd Week

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strong second week sales of Kanye West's "Late Registration" and a resurgence by 50 Cent's "The Massacre" deny the latest album by the Rolling Stones the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 this week. But Strong second we ...

  40. John Mayer Trio Plans Fall Tour

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Opening for Rolling Stones in D.C., Philly. John Mayer will join forces on tour with drummer Steve Jordan (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones) and bassist Pino Palladino (the Who, Jeff Beck) in a new venture known as the John Mayer Trio. Ray LaMont ...

  41. Status Quo Sign To Sanctuary

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Records has signed veteran British rock act Status Quo to a worldwide recording deal, the London-based independent label said today (April 26). Sanctuary Records has signed veteran British rock act Status Quo to a worldwide recording dea ...

  42. Status Quo Sign To Sanctuary

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New album due in September. Sanctuary Records has signed veteran British rock act Status Quo to a worldwide recording deal, the London-based independent label said today (April 26). The band members are currently in the studio with producer Mike P ...

  43. R&B Star Doris Troy Dead At 67

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer graced rock hits by Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd. Singer graced rock hits by Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd. News ...

  44. R&B Star Doris Troy Dead At 67

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer graced rock hits by Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd. Singer graced rock hits by Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd. News ...

  45. Clapton, Wyman Team For Kids Charity Concert

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and popular British musician/TV presenter Jools Holland will perform together for the first time March 15 in a charity event at London's Royal Al Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassi ...

  46. Clapton, Wyman Team For Kids Charity Concert

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and popular British musician/TV presenter Jools Holland will perform together for the first time March 15 in a charity event at London's Royal Al Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassi ...