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  1. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Off Jamiroquai In Europe

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams withstands the sales of a new singles retrospective by Jamiroquai to begin a third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). Although Williams' set slides Robbie Williams withstands the ...

  2. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 9. The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures ...

  3. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour ...

  4. GLOBAL PULSE: DUBLIN'S SECOND-BIGGEST BAND CHECKS IN NEAR THE TOP

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For Dublin's the Frames, being No. 2 is no bad thing. Widely recognized as the Irish city's second-biggest band behind U2, the Frames shot into the national albums chart at No. 2 with their new "The C For Dublin's the Frames, b ...

  5. Chesney Rules As King Of Summer Touring

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is playing live for more people each summer than any country music artist on the planet. In fact, Chesney's five-year attendance total of nearly five million ranks him in the league of such global heavyweight touring artists as ...

  6. U2 Back In The Studio With Rick Rubin, Green Day

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U2 is working on material for its next studio album with producer Rick Rubin, according to the band's Web site. The group has been at work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "How To Dismantle U2 is working on material for it ...

  7. Scissor Sisters To Cut Up Trafalgar Square

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York dance act Scissor Sisters is to play an AIDS-benefit show at the famous Trafalgar Square landmark in London on Sept. 16. New York dance act Scissor Sisters is to play an AIDS-benefit show at the famous Trafalgar Square landmark in London ...

  8. U2's 'Zoo' Expands For DVD Debut

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally released on VHS in 1994, U2's "Zoo TV—Live From Sydney," will make its DVD debut Sept. 19 via Island/UME. The release will be available both as a single-disc version and a double-disc pac Originally released on VHS in 199 ...

  9. Billboard To Honor Sir Elton John, Music Rising

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event part of Touring Conf. & Awards, Nov. 8-9. Sir Elton John and Music Rising, the musical instrument replacement fund, will receive the Legend of Live and Humanitarian Awards, respectively, at the Third Annual Billboard Touring Conferen ...

  10. CMH Records Names Maxin Sales VP

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Navarre, Capitol-EMI, WEA. CMH Records has hired Ed Maxin as VP of sales. A distribution veteran, Maxin is the former sales director of Navarre Entertainment Media and has also worked for Capitol-EMI and WEA. The Los Angele ...

  11. FCC Opts To Re-Think Indecency Rulings

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The FCC yesterday (July 5) asked a U.S. appeals court for the chance to re-examine its own recent indecency decisions. The commission has also asked the court to suspend any judgments concerning sever The FCC yesterday (July 5) asked a U.S. appeal ...

  12. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sounds like Chris Carrabba took notes when his band opened for U2 last fall. On "Dusk and Summer," Dashboard Confessional's first full-band studio effort in three years, the specter of Bono hovers ove Sounds like Chris Carrabba took ...

  13. Live Nation Makes Move For CPI

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring division of Toronto-based Concert Productions International and a 50% interest in CPI’s Grand Entertainment division. Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring div ...

  14. Les Bider Joins Bono's Elevation Partners

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elevation Partners, the private equity firm co-founded by U2 frontman Bono, has its eyes set on the music business, and now has a management executive ready to oversee its investments in the industry: Elevation Partners, the private equity firm co ...

  15. Bono, Motorola Launch Phone

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales used to fight AIDS in Africa. Following on the heels of the RED American Express credit card, rock star Bono launched a new red mobile phone in the UK on Monday (May 15), sales of which are expected to raise hundreds of millions of dollars t ...

  16. Brit Review On Copyright Enters Next Phase

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury today (April 21) before the submission deadline for a government review on copyright. Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury tod ...

  17. Brit Review On Copyright Enters Next Phase

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury today (April 21) before the submission deadline for a government review on copyright. Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury tod ...

  18. Artist Merchandiser, Major League Baseball Pact

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MLB.com to power Web backend for music co. In a melding of the sports and music worlds, artist licensing and merchandising company Signatures Network has formed a 50/50 partnership with Major League Baseball's online unit, MLB Advanced Media. ...

  19. Artist Merchandiser, Major League Baseball Pact

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MLB.com to power Web backend for music co. In a melding of the sports and music worlds, artist licensing and merchandising company Signatures Network has formed a 50/50 partnership with Major League Baseball's online unit, MLB Advanced Media. ...

  20. Artists, Promoters Come Together For Charity

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fund founded by U2's The Edge. In a rare alliance, a wide range of artists and competing promoters are combining efforts in an online auctioning program to benefit Music Rising, the musical instrument replacement fund founded by U2's The ...

  21. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomorrow, he The ten final shows of U2's ...

  22. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono suggests announcement is imminent. The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomor ...

  23. U2 Postpones Last Ten Dates Of Vertigo Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Family illness cited. U2 has postponed the final 10 dates of its Vertigo '06 tour in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii. In a statement, promoters the Next Adventure and Michael Coppel Presents jointly blamed it on the illness of an imm ...

  24. Bono, Geldof Among Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof were nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize along with Indonesia's president, a former U.S. secretary of state and a Finnish peacemaker. That was the easy part. Making Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof were nomin ...

  25. 'American Idol' Crushes Grammys In Ratings

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nearly twice as many people - 28.3 million - watched "American Idol" than watched the Grammy Awards - 15.1 million - when the two music programs went head-to-head in prime time Wednesday, according to Nearly twice as many people - 28.3 m ...

  26. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show offered collaborations, surprise guests. From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night' ...

  27. U2 Tops Mariah Carey, Kanye West With Five Grammy Wins

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey and Kanye West to win five awards at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held tonight (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band surprised many by U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Philly Venue Wraps Stellar Two Weeks

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sold out shows included the Stones, U2, Pearl Jam. The Wachovia Center in Philadelphia has wrapped up what will likely be the busiest two weeks in the venue's history. From Oct. 3-17 it hosted the Rolling Stones, U2, Pearl Jam and Foo Fighter ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Scissor Sisters, U2 Help Lift Vivendi In H1

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The success of artists U2 and Scissor Sisters helped Vivendi Universal beat first half profit forecasts and raise its target for the year. Vivendi's music business Universal Music Group performed stro The success of artists U2 and Scissor Sis ...

  34. Legal Matters

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On U2's Vertigo tour, Bono has brought attention to a symbol for peace and harmony, which adorns the singer's headband during an intense part of the show. But the symbol has also prompted a trademark On U2's Vertigo tour, Bono has b ...

  35. Concert Business Struggles In First Half '05

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Total dollars down 19%, total attendance down 22%. After a poor performance in 2004, the concert business is showing a continued downward trend but promoters are still cautiously optimistic for a mid-summer rebound. Early numbers reported to Billb ...

  36. MTV Lends Support To Live 8 Concerts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Network to air live customized broadcasts July 2. MTV Networks' services will telecast live customized programming from the July 2 international Live 8 concerts, the broadcaster said today (June 23). The performances, featuring artists U2, Co ...

  37. U2 Awarded Nordoff-Robbins Lifetime Accolade

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charity also honors Bob Geldof. U2 picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th anniversary of the annual charity Nordoff-Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards Lunch, held today (June 17) in London. When presenting the four band members with the a ...

  38. Coldplay Debuts On Top

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third studio album becomes the band's first career chart-topper and leads a pack of highly anticipated summer sets arriving on this week's Billboard 200. With U.S. sales of 737,000 copies, Coldplay's third studio alb ...

  39. Universal Deal Opens BBC Broadcast Vault

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has forged a "landmark" licensing deal which will allow it to leverage audio and visual content from the BBC's comprehensive broadcast archive. Universal Music has forged a "landmark" licensing deal which w ...

  40. Universal Deal Opens BBC Broadcast Vault

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has forged a "landmark" licensing deal which will allow it to leverage audio and visual content from the BBC's comprehensive broadcast archive. Universal Music has forged a "landmark" licensing deal which w ...

  41. Bono Addresses EU Pres On Africa

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Bru ...

  42. Bono Addresses EU Pres On Africa

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Bru ...

  43. Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host th Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awa ...

  44. Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host th Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awa ...

  45. Eidos Nixes Elevation Deal, Turns To SCi

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2's Bono might not get involved in the videogame industry after all. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U2's Bono might not get involved in the videogame industry after all. About two weeks after accepting an all-cash takeover bid by ...

  46. Eidos Accepts Elevation Buyout; SCi Makes Play

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. videogame maker Eidos Plc. said March 22 that it has agreed to a $136.3 million all-cash acquisition by Silicon Valley private equity firm Elevation Partners, whose partners include U2 singer Bon NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.K. vide ...

  47. Grammys Shine Light On Ray

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Even in death, Ray Charles was a force to be reckoned with at the 47th annual Grammy Awards tonight (Feb. 13) in Los Angeles. Charles won eight Grammys stemming from his final release, "Genius Loves C Even in death, Ray Charles was a force to ...

  48. Lopez, Anthony To Duet At Grammys

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show to include tsunami fundraiser. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will give their debut performance together during the 47th annual Grammy Awards. The Feb. 13 show will air live on CBS from Los Angeles. The couple joins previously announced perf ...

  49. Stadiums Team Up To Lure Tours

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venues form group to build awareness. Ten National Football League stadiums have joined forces to form the Gridiron Stadium Network, a not-for-profit advocacy group focusing on luring concerts and other events to stadiums. The GSN will lobby indus ...

  50. Maroon5, Jenifer Take Two At NRJ Awards

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Maroon5 and French vocalist Jenifer were the only multiple winners at the 2005 NRJ Music Awards, each taking home two awards. The ceremony was held last night (Jan. 22) at the Grand Auditorium of the Maroon5 and French vocalist Jenifer were the on ...

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