the Who

  1. 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 ...

  2. Eddie Vedder Guests At Who London Show

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder made a surprise guest appearance at The Who's concert in London, last night (Mar. 30). Vedder joined the legendary British band onstage at London's Royal Albert Hall venue as they performed their 1973 conc ...

  3. The Who Rock Super Bowl Halftime With Hits Medley

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Iconic British rock act the Who took the stage for the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show in Miami and delivered a solid if expected medley classic rock hits. Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend, the two surviving members of the original ...

  4. The Who Reveals Super Bowl Set List

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Who's Pete Townshend, in an exclusive interview with Billboard, has revealed that the band's upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance will feature a "compact medley" of their signature classic-rock anthems. "We're ...

  5. Wines That Rock Launches First Three Varietals

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Wines That Rock, a partnership between rock business managers RZO and the Mendocino Wine Company, has launched its first three rock'n'roll varietals: Forty Licks Merlot, Woodstock Chardonnay and The Dark Side of the Moon Cabernet Sauvign ...

  6. Report: The Who To Perform At Super Bowl

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST According to a report, the Who will perform at Super Bowl XLIV, marking their first performance in North America since 2008. SI.com reports that the veteran U.K. band will take the stage during the halftime show of the 2010 National Football Leagu ...

  7. Wolfgang's Vault Opening Entire Concert Catalog

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wolfgang's Vault, which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading. Beginning Nov. 3, the site will add more than 1,0 ...

  8. Concert Industry Vet Sean LaRoche Dies

    July 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sean LaRoche, concert industry veteran, died July 15 in Ocala, Fla., after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 71. LaRoche grew up in New York and attended Yale University before dropping out to pursue a career in the entertainment business. H ...

  9. BBC Worldwide Bolsters Music Portfolio

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Worldwide has increased its catalog of BBC rock and pop output and archive programming, a move which the broadcaster's commercial arm says has led to a "surge" in international music program sales. According to a statement, a &q ...

  10. Woodstock Co-founder Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer. The Woodstock co-founder told Billboard.biz that his vision is "a free event... ...

  11. Nederlander To Exclusively Book San Jose Venue

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nederlander Concerts has struck a deal with Team San Jose for the former to be the exclusive talent booker for the 3,000-seat Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif. "I've always had an interest in [San Jose] because of the lack of attentio ...

  12. Hewitt, Silva Extend Hollywood Bowl Deal Through 2011

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Longtime concert promoters Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva Presents have negotiated a deal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to continue producing summer concerts at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl through 2011. Financial terms of the ag ...

  13. Industry Vet Gary Kurfirst Dies At 61

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Gary Kurfirst, who managed such acts as the Ramones, B-52's, Eurythmics, Jane's Addiction and the Talking Heads, died Jan. 13 while on vacation in the Bahamas. He was 61. The cause of his death was unknown at deadline. Kurfirst began his ...

  14. Australian Live Biz Booms

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australia's live sector has enjoyed boom times of late, according to the annual report issued this week by Live Performance Australia, the national trade association for live entertainment and the performing arts industry. The live business, ...

  15. Booker T. And The MGs Join Musicians Hall Of Fame

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Duane Eddy picked his rumbling "Peter Gunn" instrumental and Rolling Stone Keith Richards jammed with The Crickets on "Not Fade Away" as a host of musicians and producers were honored during the Musicians Hall of Fame ...

  16. Coldplay Win At Q Awards

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay won a pair of Q awards at the London ceremony, while there were also honors for veteran artists John Mellencamp and Glen Campbell. The U.K. melodic rock band won best album this afternoon (Oct. 6) at the Grosvenor House Hotel for “Viva La ...

  17. Jones, Streisand, Townshend, Daltrey Nab Kennedy Honors

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Jones and Barbra Streisand, as well as Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who, will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. Actor Morgan Freeman and choreographer Twyla Tharp will also be honored. "With their extraordinary gen ...

  18. Jay-Z To Open Renovated Hollywood Palladium

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After undergoing renovations for more than a year, the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles will open its doors Oct. 15 with a concert by Jay-Z. The rapper will be backed by a 12-piece band. The 4,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium has been shuttered ...

  19. Top Rock Acts Gear Up For VH1's Who Tribute

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Learning covers for VH1's "Rock Honors" tribute to the Who has been a labor of love for many of the participants, including Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Incubus. The event, which tapes tomorrow (July 12) at UCLA's Pauley Pav ...

  20. In The City Confirms Keynotes

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Britain’s In The City music conference have signed up rock photographer Kevin Cummins and film-maker Dick Carruthers as keynote interviewees. The annual conference, which was established in 1992 by the late Factory Records founder To ...

  21. Bill Graham Foundation To Host N.Y. Benefit

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In memory of the legendary concert promoter who helped revolutionize the modern day live entertainment business, the San Francisco-based Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is holding its first East Coast benefit concert May 27 at the Fillmore New Yor ...

  22. Wombats Burrow Into Royal Albert Hall

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall is canvassing new and breaking artists to perform on its famous stage. The distinctive venue in west London is launching an initiative this week, entitled the Albert Sessions, which enables bands to perf ...

  23. Sony BMG U.K. Names Curran COO

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music publishing veteran Paul Curran has been appointed COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. and Ireland, with effect from May 1. In his new role, Curran will report to the music major's U.K. chairman and CEO Ged Doherty. Until now, Curra ...

  24. Touring Biz Veteran Kapp Dies

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Kapp, who spent nearly 40 years working in the concert industry, died yesterday (April 21) of a suspected heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 57. Prior to his death, Kapp, who is credited for helping develop the concept of nation ...

  25. Billboard Q&A: UME/Verve Music Group President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT His Verve group boasts four albums on the Billboard 200, and is fresh off Herbie Hancock's Grammy win. It's not been a bad run for Bruce Resnikoff. Last month, Herbie Hancock's "The Joni Letters," released in fall 2007 on ...

  26. TCT Line-Up Adds Madness, Armatrading, Gray

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veterans Madness, Joan Armatrading and David Gray will join newcomers Newton Faulkner and Amy Macdonald on the bill for this year's April 8-13 Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall. Now in its 8th year, the TCT gigs wil ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Paul Yeskel Dies

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Independent promotion and marketing specialist Paul Yeskel died in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 23, at his home in Old Bridge, N.J. The cause of death was yet to be determined. He was 56. Yeskel was founder and president of Aim Str ...

  29. Nichols Moves To Sanctuary For Management

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country act Joe Nichols has signed for exclusive management representation with Sanctuary Artist Management. The company also represents ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Tommy Lee, Elton John, the Who and James Blunt. Nichols was previously handled by John ...

  30. Brit Awards To Fete McCartney

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney will receive the coveted outstanding contribution to music honor at the Brit Awards 2008. The legendary Beatles singer and bass player will perform at the ceremony, which will be held Feb. 20 at London’s Earl’s Court venue and broad ...

  31. The Who To Launch Subscription Service

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Who will introduce a new subscription service to its thewho.com Web site Nov. 5, offering fans exclusive access to The Who content, ticket pre-sales and other benefits. For $50 a year, subscribing fans can become official “Wholigans” and recei ...

  32. Fogel, Barsalona, Wall Join Touring Confab

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering agent Frank Barsalona and Live Earth/Control Room CEO Kevin Wall will be honored as this year's Billboard's Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 14-15 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Mega-tour producer Arthur Foge ...

  33. Red-Hot Rush For Zeppelin Tickets

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Led Zeppelin-headlined Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert on Nov. 26 have extended the registration deadline in the wake of "unprecedented demand" for tickets. The ballot has now been extended from a midday Sept. 17 close, t ...

  34. Zeppelin Takes Flight Once More

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock giant Led Zeppelin is reforming, but for one night only. The British band will play a one-off show at London's 18,000-capacity O2 arena Nov. 26. Veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who is organizing the show, promises a full ...

  35. Classic Rock Mag Fetes Jimmy Page

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Page is to receive the living legend accolade at the third annual awards Classic Rock Roll of Honour, to be held at London's Landmark Hotel on Nov. 5. Organizers Classic Rock magazine have recognized the artist for his work with Led Zep ...

  36. Marquee Club Returns To London

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's legendary Marquee Club is due to re-appear on the capital's live music scene next month. The club's current owner, Northern Irish entrepreneur and bar-owner Nathan Lowry, says the Marquee will re-open as a live venue in the ...

  37. Last.fm, Orion Pact On Book Campaign

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social networking Web site Last.fm has teamed up with publisher Orion for a novel book promotion. The music recommendation site, which has more than 20 million users, will form part of the marketing campaign for crime writer Ian Rankin ...

  38. U.K. Biz Forms United Front On C'right Term

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just hours after the U.K. government poured cold water on hopes for an extension to the term of copyright on sound recordings, the U.K. music industry has vowed to push ahead with its campaign. In a show of solidarity, representatives from the BPI ...

  39. Hot Demand For Spice Girls Tickets

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Spice Girls bandwagon is speeding up. More than 1 million ticket applications for the reunion tour of the 1990s U.K. hit act were registered on the Web site just a day after announcing the comeback. According to a statement from the group' ...

  40. MVD Links With Tony Palmer

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Independent DVD distributor MVD Visual has partnered with director Tony Palmer and will begin releasing his music-centered documentaries on DVD this fall. On Sept. 18 MVD will release "All My Loving," which looks at the intersection of m ...

  41. BRIT School Students Hit Glastonbury

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the run-up to this weekend's Glastonbury Festival, six acts from the music industry-funded BRIT School have learned they will be playing live at the event. The acts will play the festival's Left Field stage via a hook-up between the B ...

  42. Glastonbury Line-Up Confirmed

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Glastonbury Festival June 22-24 line-up was finally made public today , featuring a typically eclectic mix of familiar names, and obscure acts from well-left of center. As previously tipped in Billboard.biz, the respective nightly headliners o ...

  43. Townshend Unveils The Method

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend's decades-old vision of creating musical portraits through technology has come to fruition. After more than 30 years in the works, the Who's guitarist today unveiled his music creation, now dubbed the Lifehouse Method , to ...

  44. Razor & Tie, Starbucks Team For Festival Release

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie is partnering with Starbucks Entertainment to co-release a two CD version of the Monterey International Pop Festival on June 7. In addition to Starbucks stores, the 26-song, two CD set, will be available simultaneously at other ret ...

  45. Poison Pumped For Ratt Tour, New Album

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Coors Amphitheatre in Denver. The tour, which brings Poison and ...

  46. Glastonbury Sells Out In Record Time

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets for Glastonbury Festival, Europe's biggest music festival, sold out in a new record time of 90 minutes after going on sale yesterday (April 1) at 9am U.K. time. That compares with the then-record time of three hours in 2005, the last ...

  47. Glastonbury Gets The Go Ahead

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Glastonbury Festival have cleared a final, licensing hurdle. The giant outdoor music event has been granted a four-year licence, beginning with this year's June 22-24 event. Mendip District Council, which licenses the festival i ...

  48. The Who, Gallagher Line-Up For U.K. TCT Concerts

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Who, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian are some of the big-name artists participating in the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust week of concerts, which kicks off tonight (March 26). Gallagher, hot Scottish newcomers The View ...

  49. Smashing Pumpkins, Killers Anchoring Virgin Festival

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed their first North American appearance of 2007 at Toronto's Virgin Festival, set for Sept. 8-9 on Toronto Island. The band will headline the second evening while Bjork will headline the first night. Other a ...

  50. The Who Confirm Europe Tour, Glastonbury Performance

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed a four-song acoustic set in central London this lunchtime (Feb. 8) at a press conference to mark the announcement of The Who's 2007 European tour. The itinerary begins May 16 at Lisbon's Atlanti ...

Pages