Sex Pistols

  1. 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Tour Failed Due to 'Horrific' Ticket Sales, Says Promoter

    June 06, 2014 3:39 PM EDT The cancellation of the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular tour before it ever launched June 9 in New Orleans was due to “horrific” ticket sales, according to producer Michael Cohl, producer of the tour with Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Really Usef ...

  2. Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams, JC Chasez, Brandon Boyd To Do 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Arena Tour

    April 05, 2014 4:15 PM EDT The 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led by a former boy band member, an R&B siren and a punk icon. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Ri ...

  3. Morning Fix: BMG's $20 Piracy Fine, Shakira, Usher To Judge 'The Voice,' Google's Instagram, TV On the Radio's ATP

    September 18, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. JEFF CASTELAZ IN LINE TO TAKE OVER ELEKTRA: SOURCE: As Billboard.biz speculated Friday, Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz -- who, with general manager Matt Solod ...

  4. Adele, Beatles & Beyond: London Olympics' (Mostly) British Music Gets Fans Pumped

    August 07, 2012 8:15 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- At the London Olympics, Adele is served with tennis, Beyonce bounces around the basketball court and Queen's "We Will Rock You" spikes up beach volleyball. A walk around Olympic Park is a non-stop musical mystery tour ...

  5. Universal Music's Concessions Grow in EMI Deal; Sale of Virgin U.K. Looks Likely

    July 17, 2012 11:01 PM EDT The Universal Music Group will take some extra time to prepare and submit its remedies package to the EU Commission, as part of its gambit to win regulatory approval to acquire EMI's recorded-music division. Depending on who you listen to, th ...

  6. Backbeat: Heart Lights Up Rock Photo Exhibit With CAA's Rob Light, Glen Matlock, Linda Ramone, More

    June 26, 2012 11:51 AM EDT Nancy Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson of Heart perform at the Annenberg Space for Photography at Thursday's opening of "Who Shot Rock & Roll?" (Photo: Lester Cohen/Annenberg Foundation) Photo exhibits do not engender the sort of be ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 10 Cool Things on Spotify's 'History of Music' Timeline

    March 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Spotify launched its new Facebook Timeline today, with the added wrinkle being that they have compiled a "History of Music," transporting users from the present all the way back to 1000 A.D. and the beginning of "popular music." ...

  9. Buck Owens, M83 Among Record Store Day Releases

    March 01, 2012 11:55 AM EST With Record Store Day less than two months away, the details of exclusive releases, re-packaged re-issues and creative collections have started leaking out, with much more to come over the next seven weeks. Maybe the most intriguing of the announc ...

  10. Sex Pistols Sign Catalog Deal With Universal U.K.

    February 27, 2012 10:28 AM EST Legendary British punk band the Sex Pistols has signed a deal with Universal Music Catalog U.K. covering the group's small, but still highly popular back catalog. As part of the deal, Universal will re-release the Sex Pistols' seminal de ...

  11. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  12. Sir Richard Branson To Be Honored At Pre-Grammy Gala

    January 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, will be honored at Clive Davis and Recording Academy's Pre-Grammy gala this year. Branson will be presented with the President's Merit Award "in recognition of his significant contri ...

  13. Slits Frontwoman Ari Up Dead at 48

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ari Up, frontwoman for pioneering British punk band the Slits, died Wednesday (Oct. 20), according to Sex Pistols' John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten). Lydon, who is married to Forster's mother, delivered the news about the 48-year-old singer ...

  14. Former Sex Pistols Manager Malcolm McLaren Dies

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Famed rock 'n' roll raconteur Malcom McLaren, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols, died Thursday (Apr. 8) in New York City at the age of 64. McLaren's spokesman, Les Molloy, told the U.K.'s Independent that McLaren had ...

  15. The Rise of Lucian Grainge

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lucian Grainge was once described by Doug Morris, the man Grainge will replace as CEO of Universal Music Group (UMG) on Jan. 1, 2011, as a "killer shark." "He is so deceptive with that little kind face and those little glasses," ...

  16. Business Matters: Guvera, Mewbox, Guy Hands, SXSW

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Unlike most ad-supported sites, the upcoming Guvera will offer downloads and streams. And its take on advertising in unique: it plans to align ...

  17. Public Image Ltd Returns For U.K. Tour

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT John Lydon's influential U.K. post-punk band Public Image Ltd is to return for a five-date British tour in December after a 17-year hiatus. The Sex Pistols frontman has brought late-1980s members Lu Edmonds and Bruce Smith back for the dates, ...

  18. Beach Boys, Sex Pistols, Blondie Members Onboard For 'Rock And Roll'

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Members of the MC5, Devo, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Beach Boys are among those participating in the Rock and Roll Experience, which will launch its inaugural five-day fantasy camp Oct. 7 in Honolulu. The fan ...

  19. Cave Recruits Bad Seed

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ed Kuepper has slotted into the line-up of Nick Cave's band the Bad Seeds, taking the guitar position left vacant by Mick Harvey (Billboard.biz, Jan. 22). Kuepper, a founding member of Australian punk group the Saints and post-punk outfit Lau ...

  20. Sex Pistol Boosts Butter Brand's Sales

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sex Pistols singer John Lydon's appearance in a TV commercial for Country Life butter in the U.K. has helped sales rise by 85% over the last quarter, according to parent company Dairy Crest's interim management statement. Citing a slight ...

  21. BBC Doc Rocks Latin America

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Five Latin American territories will screen the BBC/VH1 Classic (U.S.) co-production "Seven Ages of Rock," following its successful inclusion at this year's BBC Showcase Latin America. Globo in Brazil, Hispanoamerica TV in Paraguay, ...

  22. Sex Pistol Backs British Butter For New Campaign

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An advertising campaign for a brand of butter starring John Lydon has debuted on U.K. TV. The Sex Pistols singer has signed up to be the face of Country Life butter as part of a £5 million ($8.8 million) relaunch campaign. The commercial, which fe ...

  23. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Opening New York Annex

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is going on the road to New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that the Cleveland-based museum is opening an annex in downtown Manhattan. It is the first of several planned outposts that will take its coll ...

  24. MOJO Awards Handed Out In London

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy's extraordinary breakthrough was confirmed tonight when the Welsh singer took out one of the main categories at MOJO magazine's annual awards ceremony, held at the Brewery venue in east London. The MOJO Honours List pays tribute to ...

  25. Weller, Girls Aloud Head To Isle Of Wight

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The promoter of the Isle Of Wight Festival is launching a spin-off event on the British island. British rock veteran Paul Weller will headline the first night at Osborne House on July 26, with pop act Girls Aloud topping the bill the following nig ...

  26. More 'Bollocks' On DVD, TV

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever full-length in-concert Sex Pistols title to be authorized by the band is due to appear this summer. "The Sex Pistols-There'll Always be an England" features the pioneering punk outfit's original line-up of Johnny ...

  27. Park, Police, Pistols Play Italy's Jammin' Fest

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Police, Sex Pistols and Linkin Park have been named in the line-up for the 11th edition of Italy's Heineken Jammin' Festival, to be held at the Parco San Giuliano near Venice on June 20, 21 and 22. Alanis Morrisette, the Stooges and ...

  28. Coldplay, Pistols, Verve Set For Summer Sonic

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay has announced its first show of 2008 at Japan's Summer Sonic festival, to be held Aug. 9 in Tokyo and the following day in Osaka. The group will be flanked by the Verve, the Sex Pistols, the Prodigy, Alicia Keys and Fatboy Slim, amon ...

  29. BT Sponsors IoW Fest

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST British telecommunications giant BT has come on board this year's June 13-15 Isle of Wight Festival as primary sponsor. The Police, Kaiser Chiefs, Sex Pistols and KT Tunstall are among the headliners booked to play the event, which will take ...

  30. London's Marquee Club Closes

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST The latest incarnation of London's Marquee Club has been forced to shutter, just six months after opening for business. The famous club, now sited at 14 Upper Saint Martin's Lane, on the edge of central London's Soho district, has b ...

  31. Lavigne, Justice, Muse Rule At MTV EMAs

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne, French electro act Justice and British rock trio Muse were multiple winners at the 14th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 1) in Munich. Lavigne, who performed at the event, won for most addictive track ("Girlfr ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Report: Rock Stars Die Earlier

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A U.K. academic study has found that musicians were two to three times more likely to die prematurely than the general population. Between 1956 and 2005 there were 100 deaths among the 1,064 artists scrutinized by researchers at the Centre for Pub ...

  34. Sex Pistols Debut, Singles To Be Reissued

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Records will on Oct. 29 release a special 30th anniversary edition of The Sex Pistols' classic debut album, "Never Mind The Bollocks ... Here's the Sex Pistols." The set will be available on heavyweight vinyl with a 7&qu ...

  35. 6 QUESTIONS WITH CHRIS BAILEY

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The list of superstar bands planning to reunite and hit the road this year has been nothing short of remarkable. The Police, Van Halen, Genesis, Crowded House and the Spice Girls are among the former powers in pop and rock who have decided to push ...

  36. 50 Cent Enters Virtual World Zwinktopia

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even in a virtual world on the Internet, teens long to be cool. And what can be cooler than a Ramones T-shirt on your self-styled Web persona? Zwinktopia, the fashion-conscious virtual community from IAC/InterActiveCorp., is letting major musician ...

  37. London's City Showcase Kicks Off

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock legend Chris Bailey is throwing his clout behind a Billboard-sponsored gig devoted to bands from Down Under as part of the five-day City Showcase festival of events, which begins today in central London. Bailey, who has performed a ...

  38. Digital Retail Focus Of SXSW Talk With MySpace President

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite the announcement this morning (March 15) that online music seller Snocap would make available content from Sub Pop and Dangerbird via MySpace, president of the social networking site Tom Anderson said music retail is not a top priority for ...

  39. Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12 during a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. To be eligible for induction, this ye ...

  40. Cherry Lane Signs Sex Pistols

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band was inducted into Hall of Fame this year. Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed a North American administration deal with the members of British punk group the Sex Pistols. The deal, made with Steve Jones, Paul Cook and the Sid Vicious Esta ...

  41. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event will be broadcast March 21 on VH1. Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Record ...

  42. UMPG To Represent Pistols' Cook, Jones, Vicious

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a long-term, exclusive deal to administer the publishing interests of former Sex Pistols band members Paul Cook and Steve Jones, and the estate of Sid Viciou Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a l ...

  43. UMPG To Represent Pistols' Cook, Jones, Vicious

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a long-term, exclusive deal to administer the publishing interests of former Sex Pistols band members Paul Cook and Steve Jones, and the estate of Sid Viciou Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a l ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. U2, Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Randy Newman and the O'Jays are among the nominees for the 2005 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are joined on the ballot by the Pr U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furio ...