“Six years ago, we wanted to do a show in Toronto. The stage collapsed, killing our colleague and friend. The people who should be held accountable are still not being held accountable in your city,” Thom Yorke said, in strong, measured words. “The silence is fuckin’ deafening.”
On Tuesday (July 19), only two days shy of his 70th birthday, the prolific singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam -- better known by stage name Cat Stevens -- extended his deal with BMG, which was originally formed in 2010.
Since Toronto's Air Canada Centre officially underwent its name change to Scotiabank Arena on Canada Day, Billboard spoke with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Chief Venues and Operations Officer Nick Eaves and Scotiabank Chief Marketing Officer John Doig about the new partnership.
What if Pharrell and Robin Thicke invoked fair use in their "Blurred Lines" trial and told the jury that they borrowed a small part of the '70s groove from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up," but gave it new meaning, a different character and new expression?
A cryptic 13-second Facebook video from Zac Brown has circulated in recent weeks, with dancers, horns and glitter teasing an "epic," one-night-only event at Denver's 1st Bank Center Aug. 7. The show is free -- but only a friend can get you in the door.
Launching a first-year festival has long been a risky -- and often money-losing -- business. But in 2018, some startup fests are emerging as exceptions to that rule: events curated by big-name artists.