1. U2's Bono on Frank Barsalona: 'They Just Don't Make Them Like That Any More'

    November 27, 2012 10:56 AM EST Frank Barsalona, founder of Premier Talent and one of the pioneers of the modern touring business, passed away Thanksgiving morning after a long illness. For a tribute written by Billboard's Ray Waddell -- featuring comments about Barsalona f ...

  2. Frank Barsalona, Remembered by U2 Manager Paul McGuinness

    November 26, 2012 3:46 PM EST Frank Barsalona, founder of Premier Talent and one of the pioneers of the modern touring business, passed away Thanksgiving morning after a long illness. For a tribute written by Billboard's Ray Waddell - featuring comments about Barsalona fr ...

  3. Frank Barsalona Remembered by Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luukko, More

    November 25, 2012 6:57 PM EST While the seeds that produced the modern concert business were planted decades ago by pioneering agent Frank Barsalona -- who died Thanksgiving day -- and though he effectively quit the business when he merged his Premier Talent with what was then ...

  4. Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary: How the Complex Tour Came Together

    May 29, 2012 3:00 PM EDT (Photo: Guy Webster) God only knows how challenging it was to put together the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. With multiple managers, three booking agencies and the five Beach Boys participating in the reunion -- Brian Wilson, Mike Love, ...

  5. The Beach Boys: 'The Ultimate Summer Show'

    May 23, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 God only knows how challenging it was to put together the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. With multiple managers, three booking agencies and the five Beach Boys participating in the reunion - Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston ...

  6. Backbeat: Playboy Mansion Hosts Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Innaugural Awards Gala

    November 09, 2011 6:30 AM EST From left are Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund medical director/co-founder Dr. Sandeep Kapoor (who received the Sacred Heart Award); Mike Carden; Danny Zelisko; Gloria Butler, wife and manager of Black Sabbath bassist Terry "Ge ...

  7. Tom Waits Leads Fight Against Ticket Scalpers

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paperless ticketing is emerging as a potential weapon in the efforts of some touring acts to eliminate resellers from the ticket-buying equation. Paperless ticketing is emerging as a potential weapon in the efforts of some touring acts to eliminate ...

  8. Live Nation Ups Smith, Zelisko

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of several executives in its San Francisco, Denver and Phoenix offices. Lee Smith has been named chairman of Live Nation San Francisco and Denver. He wi ...

  9. On The Road

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Danny Zelisko, founder and president of Evening Star Productions, will be inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame April 17 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix. Read Ray Waddell's co Danny Zelisko, founder and president of E ...