Steve Lillywhite

  1. Big Scary’s ‘Not Art’ Wins the Australian Music Prize

    March 05, 2014 1:51 AM EST Alternative rock duo Big Scary has won the 9th annual Australian Music Prize -- and the A$30,000 ($27,000) winner’s check -- for their sophomore release “Not Art” (Pieater/Inertia). Big Scary, comprising Tom Iansek and Joanna Syme, took out the pr ...

  2. Producing Magic: Master Session with Steve Lillywhite at ASCAP Expo

    April 19, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Steve Lillywhite has worked on over 500 albums, including the first three U2 records and benchmark follow-ups like The Joshua Tree and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb . In some bit of twisted fate, he says he owes much of it to Ian Curtis. “ ...

  3. Frank Barsalona, Remembered by U2 Manager Paul McGuinness

    November 26, 2012 3:46 PM EST Frank Barsalona, founder of Premier Talent and one of the pioneers of the modern touring business, passed away Thanksgiving morning after a long illness. For a tribute written by Billboard's Ray Waddell - featuring comments about Barsalona fr ...

  4. Return of the Matchbox Men

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT It's been a decade since Matchbox 20's last studio album and five years since its last tour. "It's almost like Rip Van Winkle," Rob Thomas says. "But we just want to do what comes naturally." To understand Matchb ...

  5. DMB Are Bringing It All Back Home

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT To make its new album, Dave Matthews Band reunited with Steve Lillywhite, who produced its 90's breakthroughs. t might be another million-seller, but Dave has some else in his sight: bliss. In describing "Away From the World", the s ...

  6. Dave Matthews Band Asks Fans To Contribute Photos, Video For New 'Mercy' Video

    July 31, 2012 1:14 PM EDT Dave Matthews Band is inviting fans to take part in the creation of a video for its latest single, "Mercy." Individuals who complete one (or more) easy-to-follow photo and/or video tasks may find their images featured within the video. D ...

  7. Backbeat: The Killers Try Out New Songs at Small NYC Show With Joie Manda, Steve Lillywhite, More

    July 24, 2012 3:59 PM EDT The Killers on stage at Webster Hall Monday night (July 24) for their first show in New York City in three years. Two days after their headlining set at the inaugural Firefly Music Festival in Delaware, the Killers packed a rain-soaked crowd into ...

  8. The Killers Come Back

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT ''Ihad a good feeling about it," Killers frontman Brandon Flowers says about "Runaways," the anthemic new single from the Las Vegas rock group. The soaring number, which heralds "Battle Born," the band's fir ...

  9. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:03 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets th ...

  10. The Biz Q&A: Jasper Donat, President of Music Matters

    June 02, 2011 1:32 PM EDT Jasper Donat, President of Music Matters gesticulating from the stage in Singapore last week. (Photo: Courtesy Music Matters) Music Matters 2011 , the premiere Asian music industry conference, just wrapped up last week in Singapore. Launched six y ...

  11. Broadway 'Spider-Man' Album To Go On Sale In June

    May 25, 2011 9:01 PM EDT Despite an unharmonious start that turned the "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway into a late-night talk show joke, a cast album will go on sale June 14. The 14-song album "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" written by U2's Bono ...

  12. Avatar Studios To Host First ‘Ask The Producers’ Panel

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Avatar Studios will host its first-ever “Ask The Producers” panel on Oct. 19. The panel will feature Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Roy Hendrickson (Cheap Trick, Wilco & Feist, Jupiter One, Danielia Cotton) and ...

  13. U2 Looks Toward New 'Horizon'

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2's twelfth studio album, "No Line on the Horizon," will arrive March 3 from Interscope. A track list for the set, which was produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, has not been announced. Following sessions in F ...

  14. Next U2 Album Pushed To Early 2009

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Initially expected this fall as a fourth-quarter blockbuster, U2's next album has been pushed to early 2009 while the band continues to write and record material. "I thought a while back we might have the album wrapped by now, but why co ...

  15. 6 Questions: Steve Lillywhite

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Next month, superstar producer Steve Lillywhite will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first hit record (Siouxsie & the Banshees' "Hong Kong Garden") from a studio in Texas, where he'll be producing the next effort from ...

  16. The Beat

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British producer Steve Lillywhite, whose distinguished discography includes work with such acts as U2, Jason Mraz and the Rolling Stones has only one regret about moving from London to New York to bec British producer Steve Lillywhite, whose disti ...

  17. Lillywhite Moves To A&R Role At Columbia

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recently produced U2's 'Atomic Bomb.' As first tipped May 28 in Billboard , Steve Lillywhite has joined Columbia Records as senior VP of A&R. Lillywhite will report to Will Botwin, chairman of Columbia Records Group and will be ...

  18. Mercury U.K. Appoints New A&R Director

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mike Sault has been appointed A&R director of Mercury Records U.K. He joins from Warner/Chappell U.K., where he was creative director. His start date will be announced shortly. Mike Sault has been appointed A&R director of Mercury Reco ...

  19. Steve Lillywhite To Leave Mercury U.K.

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mercury U.K. joint managing director Steve Lillywhite has left his role with the label to return to his roots in record production. Lillywhite tells Billboard.biz he will take no time off and will beg Mercury U.K. joint managing director Steve Lil ...

  20. Steve Lillywhite To Leave Mercury U.K.

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mercury U.K. joint managing director Steve Lillywhite has left his role with the label to return to his roots in record production. Lillywhite tells Billboard.biz he will take no time off and will beg Mercury U.K. joint managing director Steve Lil ...