1. Billboard's 2014 Industry Icon: Paul McGuinness on 35 Years Guiding 'The Biggest Band in the World' (Q&A)

    January 17, 2014 2:52 PM EST The following extended Q&A with U2's long-time manager Paul McGuinness is from the new issue of Billboard, which features a cover story on Howard Stern; a  MIDEM special section with Billboard's inaugural International Power Pl ...

  2. Frank Barsalona Remembered By Paul McGuinness, Rob Light, Jon Landau, More at Memorial

    April 26, 2013 1:49 PM EDT An impressive group of some of the most influential players in the history of the touring industry filled New York City's Irving Plaza last night to pay tribute to pioneering agent Frank Barsalona , who died last year. “Remembering Frank” ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Frank Barsalona, Music Agent Who Revolutionized Concert Business, Dead at 74

    November 25, 2012 8:21 AM EST Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent agency changed the concert business, died early Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, a rep for his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. His passing was first repor ...

  7. Journey to Receive Billboard's 'Legend of Live' Award

    October 24, 2011 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Journey will receive the "Legend of Live" award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , which are presented by Showclix and are taking place November 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards are part of the Billboard Touring Confer ...

  8. Rush, Jack Johnson to Receive Honors at Billboard Touring Awards

    September 29, 2010 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Powerhouse rock trio Rush will be named this year's Legend of Live at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Nov. 4. The Legend of Live honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music and ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Ozzy Osbourne To Receive Billboard's Legend Of Live Award

    September 17, 2009 10:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ozzy Osbourne , the rock music icon whose career spans four decades and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, will be presented the Legend of Live award at the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards on November 5 in New York. Osbourne will appear ...

  11. Allman Brothers Earn Billboard Legend Of Live Award

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Allman Brothers Band will receive the prestigious Legend Of Live award at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The Allman Brothers Band will receive the prestigious Legend Of Live award at the 20 ...

  12. The Police Win Big At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Police reunion tour was the big winner at the fourth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The global trek by the Police, produced by TNA Inte The Police reunion tour was the big winner at th ...

  13. The Police Win Big At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police reunion tour was the big winner at the fourth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The global trek by the Police, produced by TNA International, took home awards for top tour and to ...

  14. Finalists Unveiled For 2007 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for th ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Garage Rock

    April 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 How bad can things be? The Rolling Stones, the Who, the Stooges, the Vanilla Fudge, New York Dolls, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts are all alive and well and How bad can things be? The Rolling Stones, the Wh ...

  17. Underground Garage

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Charms out of Boston grab the coolest song in the world this week. The Charms out of Boston grab the coolest song in the world this week. Voted coolest new band by the Underground Garage listeners a few years ago (their fourth release "Stra ...

  18. Underground Garage

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. The Charms out of Boston grab the coolest song in the world this week. Voted ...

  19. Mellencamp, Miles Among Rock Hall Nominees

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock veteran John Mellencamp is among the nominees for a new class of inductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by jazz legend Miles Davis, rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash & the Furious F Rock veteran John Mellencamp, jazz legend Miles ...

  20. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 14) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th ...

  21. U2, Pretenders Lead Rock Hall's 2005 Class

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legend Buddy Guy, R&B mainstays the O'Jays and Percy Sledge, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein and agent Frank Barsalona were welcomed into the ranks of Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legen ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Rock Hall, Edwyn Collins, 'Scratch'

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Rock Hall, Edwyn Collins, 'Scratch' Along with an impressive slate of inductees, this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will boast some impressive star power in the form of Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, B.B. K ...

  23. U2, Pretenders, Guy Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge, and the O'Jays will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its 20th annual induction ceremony, to be held March 14 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge ...