the Libertines

  1. Libertines to be Paid 'Filthy' £1M for Hyde Park Reunion Show

    May 02, 2014 10:21 AM EDT Following rumors of a  £500 million Oasis reunion , the U.K.'s other golden gods, the Libertines, are reportedly being paid 1 million pounds to perform together at London's Hyde Park on July 5 for the first time since their 2010 appearan ...

  2. Australia's Bigsound Conference: Alan McGee Provokes; Robbie Williams' Hefty EMI Deal; Chugg Lambasts McGee

    September 13, 2011 7:00 AM EDT The 10th anniversary Bigsound conference took place last week in Brisbane, Australia. Billboard's Australia correspondent Lars Brandle was there to take in all the sounds and soundbites. "The Australian" newspaper music editor Iain ...

  3. Reading/Leeds Boss: GNR Must Pay Any Curfew Breach Fine

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic managing director Melvin Benn tells Billboard.biz "it's been another good year" for his events. As he looks back over a strong U.K. festival season, he makes Axl Rose 's antics at Reading and Leeds Festivals s ...

  4. Hip-hop To Punk Will Share Stage At Rock En Seine

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock En Seine , one of France's main music festivals, earned a spot in rock history last year when Oasis split after the volatile Gallagher brothers had a fight minutes before going on stage. This was an achievement festival director and foun ...

  5. Rough Trade's Jeannette Lee Speaks Out On 'Sexist' Biz

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Jeannette Lee, co-founder/joint director of the iconic U.K. independent music group Rough Trade, last night (April 21) attacked the music industry for still being sexist in the 21st century. Lee and her Rough Trade business partne ...

  6. Reformed Libertines Play Brief Acoustic Set

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt. rock band the Libertines marked its official comeback earlier today (Mar. 31) with a characteristically shambolic press conference, which saw singer Pete Doherty chastise a member of the assembled press for "ruining people's li ...

  7. Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire, Blink 182 For Reading/Leeds

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT North American rock acts occupy all three top-of-the-bill slots at this summer's twinned Reading and Leeds festivals with Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink 182 set to headline the long-running U.K. events. Other acts confirmed to appe ...

  8. Poptones Plays Its Final Tune

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent label figurehead Alan McGee has closed his London-based label Poptones. A statement today (Oct. 4) from McGee and his joint shareholder in Poptones, Stephen King, said that the two companies the pair owned, Poptones and Creation M ...

  9. Beggars Group Buys Rough Trade

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent music powerhouse Beggars Group has acquired indie Rough Trade Records for £800,000 ($1.6 million) in cash, with immediate effect. London-based Beggars said today it has reached an agreement with Sanctuary Group to buy the 49% stak ...

  10. Rough Trade Links With World's Fair For U.S.

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label Group to license and market select titles for North American release, Billboard.biz has learned. World's Fair releases are handled by EMI's Caroline Distr ...

  11. Chili Peppers Heat Up Euro Chart

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers scores its fourth consecutive No. 1 album on European Top 100 Albums, as "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) gives the band another winning start across the region by climbing 64-1 Red Hot Chili Peppers scores its fou ...

  12. Chili Peppers Heat Up Euro Chart

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers scores its fourth consecutive No. 1 album on European Top 100 Albums, as "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) gives the band another winning start across the region by climbing 64-1 Red Hot Chili Peppers scores its fou ...

  13. Global Pulse

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT While the Libertines frontman/guitarist Pete Doherty's drug problems dominated the headlines, the Libertines' other lead vocalist/writer/guitarist Carl Barât was quietly putting together his own new While the Libertines frontman/guitaris ...

  14. ARCTIC MONKEYS

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Within seconds, Arctic Monkeys gate-crashed the U.K. pop charts and became national heroes, thanks to an infectiously excited Internet fan base. The hype reminds one of Oasis, but that hasn't hurt yet Within seconds, Arctic Monkeys gate-crash ...

  15. Ryko Picks Up Rough Trade

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based Ryko Distribution has reached a distribution agreement with London-based indie Rough Trade Records, sources say. Rough Trade, which operates as a joint venture with Sanctuary Records, w LOS ANGELES -- New York-based Ryko Distributio ...

  16. Björk, Aventura Top Euro Charts

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There are new champions on the European sales charts, as Bjork's "Medulla" (One Little Indian) debuts at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums and Aventura's "Obsession" (Up Music) rises 2-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Si There are new ch ...

  17. Björk, Aventura Top Euro Charts

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There are new champions on the European sales charts, as Bjork's "Medulla" (One Little Indian) debuts at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums and Aventura's "Obsession" (Up Music) rises 2-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Si There are new ch ...

  18. Jim Merlis Tapped As Geffen Publicity Head

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Geffen Records has named Jim Merlis as head of press, effective Oct. 1. Geffen Records has named Jim Merlis as head of press, effective Oct. 1. Merlis, a founder of New York-based independent publicity firm Big Hassle Media, will replace Lillian M ...

  19. U.K.'s Sanctuary Posts Full-Year Gains

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A banner year for live music helped U.K. independent Sanctuary Group plc record year-on-year pre-tax profit growth of 20% to £17 million ($30 million) for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2003. A banner year for live music helped U.K. inde ...

  20. U.K.'s Sanctuary Posts Full-Year Gains

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST A banner year for live music helped U.K. independent Sanctuary Group plc record year-on-year pre-tax profit growth of 20% to £17 million ($30 million) for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2003. A banner year for live music helped U.K. inde ...