A report out of Paris claiming that two Eagles of Death Metal members, including frontman Jesse Hughes, were forced to leave Sting’s concert at the Bataclan Saturday night (Nov. 12), has been denied by the band's manager. The show marks the reopening of the club a year after the terrorist attack that killed 89 people. Eagles of Death Metal was the band playing at the venue last year, on Nov. 13, 2015, when the tragedy occurred.
Maverick’s Guy Oseary (Madonna, U2), and Heather Parry, president of Live Nation Film and Television, have signed on to co-manage the estate of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean, and widow, Courtney Love, brought in the Beverly Hills-based firm, which will oversee the name, likeness, artwork, digital and licensing for the singer-songwriter who died in 1994.
Columbia Records chairman and CEO Rob Stringer has been named chief executive officer of Sony Music Entertainment, it was announced on Oct. 18. He will report to Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment. Current SME CEO Doug Morris will transition to the role of Chairman in April 2017.
It's official. Warner Music Group is moving its west coast headquarters from Burbank to downtown Los Angeles, Billboard has confirmed. In a memo to staff on Oct. 7, WMG CEO Stephen Cooper announced the relocation to the downtown Arts District's Ford Factory at 7th St. and Santa Fe. The move will occur in early 2018.