The Pretenders

  1. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  2. Johnny Marr, Former Smiths Guitarist and 'Inception' Collaborator, Planning Two Solo Albums

    February 28, 2011 4:25 PM EST Johnny Marr onstage in London, 2009 (Photo: Redferns) Johnny Marr, former songwriter and guitarist in the Smiths, is planning a return to frontman status. After stints performing with Cribs and Modest Mouse, Marr told Billboard that he plans to re ...

  3. The Pretenders & Faith Hill Team up for Live 'CMT Crossroads' During Super Bowl Fan Jam

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Pretenders and Faith Hill are teaming up for live episode of "CMT Crossroads." The show will take place during the NFL Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam on Feb. 5 from Grand Prairie, Texas, the night before the Super Bowl. This will be just t ...

  4. Veteran Booking Agent Barbara Skydel Dies

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Skydel, a veteran New York booking agent has died, Billboard has confirmed. The cause of her death and age were unknown at press time. Skydel began her career in the music business in 1968 as the assistant to pioneering agent Frank Barsalo ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Pearl Jam To Headline London's Hard Rock Calling

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam is to headline the opening day of Hard Rock Calling 2010 in London on June 25. Hard Rock International and Live Nation announced today (Dec. 7) that the Seattle rock act will be headlining the first day of the three-day rock festival at ...

  7. Record Store Day Preview: Events, Releases

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco's advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing ...

  8. NARM To Host 'Noise' Conference

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming National Association of Recording Merchandisers annual convention, which runs June 7-10, will also serve as the host for the Noise in the Basement Creative Conference for independent music retailers, which will occur on the last two d ...

  9. MTV Games, Warner: No 'Rock Band' Boycott Of WMG Artists

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST MTV Games is not boycotting Warner Music Group artists from the “Rock Band” franchise, despite what an article in the current Wired magazine claims, according to sources from both camps. Rather, the impasse is best described as a stalemate. WMG CE ...

  10. Pretenders To Roll Out New Album As MP3s

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break Up the Concrete," as one MP3 per week with a different partner leading up to the Sept. 23 CD street date via Shangri-La Music. The first song, "Boots of Chinese Plastic," is ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. SEC Hits Promoter With Lawsuit

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Utsick sued in connection with fraudulent offering. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday charging promoter Jack Utsick and his Worldwide Entert ...

  13. Artemis Switches Canadian Distribution

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Effective Jan. 1, 2005, New York-based Artemis Records will switch its distribution in Canada to Koch Entertainment Canada. The label had been previously handled in Canada by RED Distribution Canada. TORONTO -- Effective Jan. 1, 2005, New York-bas ...

  14. U2, Pretenders, Guy Among Rock Hall Inductees

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge and the O'Jays will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its 20th annual induction ceremony, to be held March 14 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledg ...

  15. Artemis Switches Canadian Distribution

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Effective Jan. 1, 2005, New York-based Artemis Records will switch its distribution in Canada to Koch Entertainment Canada. The label had been previously handled in Canada by RED Distribution Canada. Effective Jan. 1, 2005, New York-based Artemis ...

  16. Artemis Switches Canadian Distribution

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Effective Jan. 1, 2005, New York-based Artemis Records will switch its distribution in Canada to Koch Entertainment Canada. The label had been previously handled in Canada by RED Distribution Canada. Effective Jan. 1, 2005, New York-based Artemis ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Stockholm's Polar Studios To Close After 26 Years

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm will close its doors May 1 after 26 years of operation. Owners Lennart Östlund, Marie Ledin and Tomas Ledin have failed to reach terms that would allow the The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm wi ...