1. 'The Wall' Turns 35: Roger Waters Revisits Pink Floyd's Enduring Rock Opus

    November 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Pink Floyd ’s The Wall -- a dark and enduring rock masterpiece that deals with personal alienation juxtaposed against a backdrop of war and government corruption -- has been presented in many formats over the years. First came the 1979 double albu ...

  2. Rock Producer Bob Ezrin Talks About the Importance of Canada's Arts Scene During Canadian Music Week Keynote

    March 27, 2013 3:46 PM EDT Bob Ezrin's keynote conversation with interviewer Ralph Simon of ASCAP was filled with interesting tidbits about the late Jack Richardson, like giving "the kid" the little-known band Alice Cooper to produce in 1970, to his curre ...

  3. Bruce Cockburn, Trooper, Deadmau5 Honored at 2012 SOCAN Awards Gala

    November 20, 2012 2:06 PM EST Canadian musician/activist Bruce Cockburn and "Raise A Little Hell" rockers Trooper were honored with lifetime achievement awards last night at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards Gala, which recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian songwrite ...

  4. Neil Diamond to Receive 'Legend of Live' Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apollo ...

  5. Neil Diamond to Be Honored as 'Legend of Live' at 2012 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apol ...

  6. Roger Waters Talks Chart-Topping 'The Wall' Tour in Billboard Cover Story

    July 24, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Ed. Note: This is an excerpt from the Billboard cover story interview with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. To read the full interview, purchase this week's issue of Billboard magazine by clicking above. In stark contrast to the wildly success ...

  7. Roger Waters: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 24, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock Innovator Talks 'Wall' Tour, Now One of the Biggest Moneymakers in All of Music In stark contrast to the wildly successful tour he began in September 2010, Roger Waters today is a man who has transcended walls, or boundaries of any ty ...

  8. Roger Waters, The 'Wall' Tour: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 18, 2012 7:35 PM EDT In stark contrast to the wildly successful tour he began in September 2010, Roger Waters today is a man who has transcended walls, or boundaries of any type. Calling on a travel day before the June 19 Nashville show of The Wall Live, Waters is, as ...

  9. Alice Cooper Gets Down at Bonnaroo

    June 21, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Alice Cooper welcomed Bonnaroo to his nightmare this year, and it's turned into a dream scenario for the veteran shock rocker. A consensus choice as one of the festival's best performers, Cooper-whose show features his trademark mock exe ...

  10. Jasper Donat On Music Matters 2012: Troy Carter, Growing Asian Touring Market, Music Publishing In 53 Countries

    May 21, 2012 10:45 AM EDT (Photo Courtesy: Music Matters) Music Matters 2012, the industry one-stop covering "all that matters" (as their catchphrase declares) in music, entertainment, technology and media in the Asia Pacific region, is back for its second year i ...

  11. Backbeat: Bob Ezrin, Crowbar, Kardinal Offishall Honored @ Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 28, 2011 7:00 AM EST The best speech of the night at Canada's 22nd annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto on November 21 came from Crowbar , best known for "Oh What A Feeling," a song honoured by the performing rights organization that evening with the SOCAN Cl ...

  12. K'Naan, Stampeders, Bob Ezrin Honored at SOCAN Awards

    November 22, 2011 11:15 AM EST Hip hop artist K'Naan, legendary country-rockers The Stampeders, Pink Floyd/Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin and country band Prairie Oyster all received achievement awards of varying kinds at last night's private SOCAN Awards at Toronto& ...

  13. Publishing Briefs: Rondor Signs Alice Cooper, Imagem Signs Lil Wayne Collaborator Angel Aponte

    September 20, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Rondor Inks Alice Cooper - Rondor Music Publishing has signed Alice Cooper to a worldwide publishing agreement and re-upped the company's publishing agreement with producer Bob Ezrin, who has worked with Cooper as a producer, co-writer, arran ...

  14. Kristin Chenoweth Hopes to Bring More 'Hot Mess' to 'Glee'; Talks Country Album

    September 20, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's something about Kristin Chenoweth and playing hot messes. If you needed any reminder, just take a look at her role as alcoholic singer April Rhodes on "Glee," who memorably spent last season trying to get her one-woman musical ...

  15. Alice Cooper Welcomes Ke$ha to His Nightmare: 'This Girl Is Not a Pop Diva'

    August 24, 2011 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alice Cooper is currently on the road with what he calls "a summer show... we do the hits and five, six major special effects things." But he's already hatching plans for a show built around "Welcome 2 My Nightmare," the seq ...

  16. Alice Cooper Calls Rock Hall Induction 'A Dream,' Plots 'Nightmare' Sequel

    March 14, 2011 6:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 As he prepares for the "dream" of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Monday (Mar. 14), Alice Cooper is also delivering a nightmare. Make that another nightmare. This fall, the shock rocker will be releasing "Welcome 2 ...

  17. Alice Cooper Calls Rock Hall 2011 Nominees An 'Elite Class'

    October 06, 2010 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a busy week for Alice Cooper . Not only did the platinum artist release his latest concert DVD, "The Theatre of Death," but he also kicked off another Halloween Hootenanny Tour with co-headliner Rob Zombie . And there was a ...

  18. Caroline Exec Exits For Live Nation

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bill Hein, senior VP and GM of EMI Music's Caroline Distribution, is joining Live Nation Artists as GM of the recorded music division, according to insiders at both companies. He will report to Bob Ezrin, who heads up that division. Meanwhile ...

  19. Ezrin Joins MidemNet Line-Up

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock producer Bob Ezrin has joined the list of keynote speakers at the MidemNet Forum, held Jan. 26-7 in Cannes, France as part of the Midem trade fair. Canadian Ezrin, whose credits include Pink Floyd's "The Wall, Alice Cooper&# ...

  20. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly &am ...

  21. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 w ...

  22. 'Saturday Night' Special

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been three years since the Deftones released their last album of all-new material. But guitarist Stephen Carpenter says the group wasn't sweating the long wait for the new "Saturday Night Wrist," It's been three years s ...

  23. Deftones Unfazed By Long Road To New CD

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been three years since the Deftones released their last album of all-new material. But guitarist Stephen Carpenter says the group wasn't sweating the long wait for the new "Saturday Night Wrist." It's been three years s ...

  24. Elton, Music Rising Earn Billboard Touring Honors

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sir Elton John and Music Rising will receive the Legend of Live and Humanitarian Awards, respectively, at the Third Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, to be held Nov. 8-9 at the Rooseve Sir Elton John and Music Rising will receive the ...

  25. Mandy Moore Signs With The Firm's New Label

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/actress Mandy Moore and rock act Army Of Anyone are the first signings to a record label being launched by powerhouse Los Angeles-based management company The Firm. The label's releases will be Singer/actress Mandy Moore and rock act Arm ...

  26. Music Rising Launches Charity Ticket Auctions

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a rare alliance, a wide range of artists and promoters are combining efforts in an online auctioning program to benefit Music Rising, the musical instrument replacement fund founded by U2's the Edg In a rare alliance, a wide range of artists ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Grammys To Pay Tribute To New Orleans

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New Orleans natives Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and Irma Thomas will be joined by Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello tomorrow night (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles as the Grammy Awards pay tribute to the hurr New Orleans natives Allen Toussaint, Dr. John an ...

  29. U2 Sets New Dates, Pledges Music Rising Support

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here last week, U2 has confirmed the first dates for the 2006 portion of its mega-successful Vertigo tour. A run of five shows in Australia and New Zealand will begin March 17 in Auckland; U As tipped here last week, U2 has confirmed the f ...

  30. Edge, Ezrin Establish Instrument Fund

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 guitarist the Edge and noted producer Bob Ezrin (Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd) are leading an initiative to provide instruments to musicians affected by the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes. Music Rising U2 guitarist the Edge and noted producer Bob Ezri ...

  31. Team Sleep Completes Debut Album

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The long-in-the-works self-titled debut album from Team Sleep will be released May 10 via Maverick. The long-in-the-works self-titled debut album from Team Sleep will be released May 10 via Maverick. The group, led by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno ...

  32. Producer Ezrin To Speak At Symposium

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran Canadian producer Bob Ezrin will be among the speakers at a Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) symposium. Veteran Canadian producer Bob Ezrin will be among the speakers at a Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) symposium. ...

  33. Canadian Hall To Induct Producer Ezrin

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Producer/musician Bob Ezrin will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences on April 3 during the 2004 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremo Producer/musician Bob Ezrin will be induct ...

  34. Velvet Revolver Loads Up With RCA

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- the new band featuring Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum plus David Kushner of Suicidal As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- ...

  35. Weiland Gets Three Years Probation

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years probation Thursday in Pasadena, Calif., following a May arrest on two felony drug possession charges. Weiland wi Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Sco ...

  36. Velvet Revolver Hits The Studio

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first release from Velvet Revolver, featuring Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, The first release from Velvet Revolver, feat ...

  37. Jane's Addiction Returns

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The return of Jane's Addiction has been greeted with open arms. "Strays," the band's first new studio album in 13 years, is due July 22 via Capitol. The set already has a huge pre-re ...

  38. Update: Jane's Addiction Inks With Capitol

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After months of speculation, Jane's Addiction has signed a new deal with Capitol Records, frontman Perry Farrell tells Billboard.com. After months of speculation, Jane's Addiction has signed a new deal with Capitol Records, frontman Perry ...

  39. Jane's Addiction Go 'Hypersonic'

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jane's Addiction is finishing up work on a new studio album, "Hypersonic," and plans to release it early next summer via Warner Bros. The disc is the band's first proper studio set since 1990's "Ritua Jane's Addict ...