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  • What concerts/musical performances did you attend in 2014?

    12/30/2014 7:44:38 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 92 replies
    12/30/14
    Okay. I love seeing my favorite bands in concert. The older I get, the less I get out to shows. It would be great if concerts started at 4pm, instead of 10pm. That said, here is my short list. Elbow Jeff Tweedy Bonnie Prince Billy EmmyLou Harris Hiss Golden Messenger Robbie Fulks Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplan Robbie Fulks -- I'll Trade You Money For Wine
  • Yahoo Seeks to Bring the Concert to Your Couch (streaming live content)

    07/16/2014 11:19:53 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 14, 2014 | BEN SISARIO
    The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., where the Dave Matthews Band is playing Tuesday night, can hold up to 15,000 people. But as Yahoo and Live Nation see it, the potential audience is limitless. Tuesday’s show is the first in an ambitious partnership to supply free live video streams of a different concert each day for an entire year; more shows are planned by Kiss, Justin Timberlake, Usher and the Neighbourhood. If successful, the program will help establish Screen, Yahoo’s video site and competitor to YouTube. And for Live Nation, the world’s biggest concert promoter, and the rest...
  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from 'extreme allergic reaction'

    04/18/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 105 replies
    CNN Entertainment ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | alan duke
    "Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday." (snip) "Miley was suffering from a sinus infection during her tour in N.C. a week ago. She was prescribed the antibiotic Cephalexin which she has now suffered an extreme allergic reaction to," the statement said. "This type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases."
  • Why concerts/performances did you attend in 2012?

    12/14/2012 12:24:39 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 53 replies
    12/14/12 | GSWarrior
    2012 was a great year for live music. I got to see a lot of shows this year. Paul Thorn Dwight Yoakam Ruthie Foster Lambchop Justin Townes Earle Michael Nesmith Lawrence Arabia Purity Ring Dirty Projectors Wye Oak Lucero Dirty Three Giant Sand Walter Salas Humara (The Silos) Beachwood Sparks Buddy Miller Pickwick Jon Langford and the Sadies Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, Fats Kaplan Sweet Talk Radio BTW, I enjoyed Lambchop, Lucero and Dirty Three the most from my list.
  • Metallica aids effort for leads in Morgan Harrington's killing

    06/18/2012 7:28:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Duncan Adams
    The FBI, the Virginia State Police and the Fairfax police department turned up the heat Wednesday in the search for the abductor and killer of Morgan Harrington, the 20-year-old Roanoke County woman whose skeletal remains were found more than two years ago on an Albemarle County farm. Authorities have launched a multimedia campaign -- which includes a public service announcement by Metallica guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield -- designed to renew public interest and develop leads for investigators in both the Harrington homicide case and an earlier abduction and sexual assault of another victim in Fairfax. DNA evidence has tied...
  • Obama: W.H. concerts help make up for confining nature of presidency

    02/21/2012 6:09:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/21/12 | Donovan Slack
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a star-studded array of musicians to celebrate the blues Tuesday at the latest "In performance at the White House" series of concerts. Obama said in introductory remarks that hosting the concerts is a welcome perk of the presidency. “Some nights when you want to just go out and take a walk, clear your head... Secret Service won’t let you, and that’s frustrating,” he said. “Then there are other nights when Mick Jagger and B.B. King come over to your house and play a concert.
  • Report: 'Clinton Adviser Greenberg is Behind Israeli Protests'

    09/03/2011 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/11 | Gil Ronen
    The protesters demand "social justice" and a more equitable economy but their exact demands are not clear. According to an investigative report by Maariv's Kalman Libeskind, the protests were engineered by a group of media strategists who are directed by prominent Democratic strategist Stanley Greenberg, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, John Kerry and others. Greenberg directed the strategists to create a protest that was not led by one specific group, in order to create social ferment. An unnamed left-wing leader would eventually step into this ferment and take the reins, Greenberg predicted. The Israeli strategists reportedly include Boaz Gaon,...
  • What concerts/musical performances did you attend this year?

    12/13/2010 12:12:13 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 118 replies · 1+ views
    12/13/10 | vanity
    Have at it. Here are mine. I need to get out more. Old 97s Lucero Evan Dando Martin Sexton Sharon Jones and the DAP Kings Shelby Lynne/Allison Moorer Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Wayne Hancock Richard Thompson Jon Langford and Skull Orchard
  • Is Video Killing the Concert Vibe? (cellphone recording is harshing the scene, man)

    09/30/2010 4:23:56 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 | John Jurgensen
    ...At most concerts these days, when the houselights go down, the tiny glowing screens go up. As more fans mark the moments with smartphones, cameras and pocket-sized video recorders, a new kind of digital divide is emerging. Music lovers who try to document and share the essence of concerts are squaring off against those who think that just defeats the purpose. The debate is drawing participants from both sides of the stage. "I'm right here. This is live. This is where the show is."--Natalie Merchant ...Chris Robinson, 44-year-old singer for the Black Crowes, isn't on board. "As a band we've...
  • Doobie Brothers: Listening To The Music Gets Even Better With Time

    09/26/2010 10:21:08 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 09/26/2010 | Gerry Ashley
    On Tuesday (9/28), The Doobie Brothers will release “World Gone Crazy” which is their first studio album in 10 years.
  • The End of the Road?

    07/09/2010 9:23:52 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/09/10 | JOHN JURGENSEN
    The concert business is supposed to be the music industry's one sure thing. But not this summer. The Eagles, Rihanna and Maxwell have canceled tour dates. A wobbling "American Idol" tour has flooded the market with discounted tickets, and the resurrected Lilith Fair tour has called off concerts from Dallas to Salt Lake City. Even teen idols the Jonas Brothers announced this week that they're scrapping some shows. * * * With the continued evaporation of recorded music sales, acts at all levels of the talent pool must lean heavily on their live-performance earnings. That's forcing artists to tour more,...
  • Classic Albums, Live!

    03/26/2010 12:44:27 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 492+ views
    MOJO Magazine ^ | 11:14 AM GMT 23/03/2010 | Martin Aston
    Doolittle: yes please. Metal Machine Music: no thanks. The current vogue for "heritage" acts delivering their best albums live, in their entirety, is a double-edged sword, says Martin Aston. NEXT WEEK, THE WHO (or Who's Left anyway) perform Quadrophenia at London's Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, while Primal Scream revisit Screamadelica at Olympia in November. At this rate, it's quite possible that every single famous act will have showcased their undisputed "classic" album by the end of 2010. Should we be worried? When I read the headline "Lou Reed Brings Controversial Metal Machine Music To Life"...
  • Catalunia Catholic Boy's Choir Sing The 'Meow" Song

    02/06/2010 10:00:45 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 7 replies · 698+ views
    Interesting, Weird, and Educational Videos ^ | 1/6/10 | Catalunia Boy's Choir
    In what I can only describe as being one of the most remarkable performances I have ever seen, two boys from the Catalunia Catholic Boy's choir sing the "Meow" song to classical music. You really must see this to believe it. I came away from watching this video with a new found respect for the talent these boys have been blessed with. The official name of the choir is called "La Escolania", and they are associated with one of the oldest monasterys in Europe, the monastery of Montserrat. This monastery is the destination of some of the largest pilgrimages in...
  • Silent Monks Singing Halleluia (Great Video to start the week off with)

    12/07/2009 6:44:44 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 9 replies · 647+ views
    Gate of the City ^ | 12/5/09 | sallymathes
    Start off your week right by checking out this video of the high school students in the Chamber Choir of South Kitsap High School of Port Orchard, Washington were the students perform a great rendition of Halleluia! This was in Dec., 2008 in the Winter Festival. Freeper Lynn D's wife actually made 4 of the monk costumes, both Lynn and his were in the audience during the presentation of this concert. Great work Lynn and thank your wife for such a great job on the costumes. Silent Monks Singing Halleluia
  • Music industry bows to point-and-shoot cameras

    11/10/2009 12:49:57 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 75 replies · 1,357+ views
    Cnet ^ | November 10, 2009 4:00 AM PST | Daniel Terdiman
    At last month's huge U2 show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., how could you tell the difference between the professional photographers and your average amateurs? Answer: the professionals were the ones whisked away after Bono and friends finished their third song, and the amateurs were still there, happily shooting to their heart's content. Nearly every person at any show these days is going to have some form of camera with them, be it a point-and-shoot, an iPhone or some other camera phone, and it seems that there is almost no way to imagine keeping all those devices out....
  • CA: Dinners, trips, concerts are perks of the Capitol

    03/15/2009 10:13:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 438+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/15/09 | Steve Harmon
    SACRAMENTO — Eager to accommodate Sacramento's political leaders, interest groups picked up the tab for elected officials' meals, overseas trips, concerts and sporting events last year, perpetuating what critics decry as the influence game at the Capitol. Statements of economic interests filed last week by elected officials with the state's watchdog agency, the Fair Political Practices Commission, provide a glimpse into the gift-giving culture woven into the age-old system of political favors traded among politicians and their well-financed courtiers. Assemblyman Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont, for instance, accepted tickets to a Neil Diamond concert from AT&T; four tickets — valued at $155,...
  • Organization Plans ‘Valentines for Veterans’ Concerts

    02/11/2009 4:49:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 164+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2009 – A nonprofit organization and officials from four Veterans Affairs hospitals joined forces to plan four free “Valentines for Veterans” concerts to show appreciation to veterans and their families. “Our hope is that the concerts will boost awareness of local VA medical centers, increase understanding of the issues facing severely wounded veterans as well as their families, and encourage people to visit hospitalized veterans or consider volunteering at their local VA,” Mike Lynch, executive director of Help Hospitalized Veterans, said. The free concerts -- scheduled for four cities over three days, starting tomorrow -- are...
  • What concerts/musical performances did you attend this year?

    12/19/2008 10:06:18 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 101 replies · 1,381+ views
    12/19/08
    Here's my list: Robert Plant/Allison Krause Lucero (the rock band from Memphis, not the Mexican diva) Thad Cockrell Alejandro Escovedo Nick Lowe Bad Livers (Danny Barnes rules!) Richard Thompson (fantastic musician, too bad he's such a leftist)Roan Mountain HilltoppersJerry DouglasWayne Hancock (will be seeing him on Dec. 27)
  • Chilifest 2008 !!

    04/04/2008 7:36:57 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 22 replies · 361+ views
    Chilifest Incorporated ^ | 2008 | Chilifest Incorporated
    Chilifest 2008 will be held on April 4th and 5th of 2008. Snook, Texas. The most anticipated event in the Brazos Valley - Chilifest. 2008 Gary Allan, Aaron Watson, Pat Green, Stoney LaRue, Randy Rogers Band Chilifest 2008 Friday Night (April 4th)Line-up: The Woods Ryan Turner Granger Smith Bleu Edmondson Owen Temple Gary P. Nunn
  • Ticketmaster to buy reseller TicketsNow (officially a part the ticket scalping business)

    01/17/2008 12:01:58 PM PST · by weegee · 2 replies · 96+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Tue Jan 15, 12:05 PM ET | Reporting by Michele Gershberg and Ritsuko Ando; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top box office service Ticketmaster said on Tuesday that it would buy TicketsNow Inc, a Web site that resells tickets to concerts and sports events, in a bid for a stronger foothold in the secondary tickets market. Ticketmaster, a unit of IAC/InterActiveCorp that will be spun off into an independent company later this year, expects the deal to close by the end of the first quarter. Ticketmaster said it planned to build a site allowing customers to review and compare ticket pricing in the primary, premium and resale markets. Financial terms were not disclosed, but a...
  • What Concerts/Performances Did You See in 2007?

    12/18/2007 11:52:00 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 54 replies · 108+ views
    GSWarrior
    Was 2007 a good year for live music? Please list and/or discuss any music acts you attended this year.I never get to as many shows as I'd like, but here are the ones I saw this year: Alejandro Escovedo Nick LoweThe National Hacienda Brothers Charlie Louvin T-Bone Burnett Buddy Miller Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, Fats KaplinGuy Clark, Verlin Thompson
  • (Country Music Star)John Rich Hosts Second Fred Thompson Fundraiser

    11/01/2007 8:36:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 158+ views
    Country Hound ^ | November 1, 2007 | Stephen L. Betts
    John Rich, one half of the hit duo Big & Rich, is co-hosting a fundraiser and concert for Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson on Thursday Nov. 8. Tickets start at $100 to attend the concert, $500 for a reception with Sen. Thompson and $2,300 per person for a photo with the candidate. John, who sits on Sen. Thompson’s Tennessee fundraising committee, will provide the evening’s musical entertainment. John also played at a fundraiser in August, before Sen. Thompson had officially declared his candidacy. Although it's not clear whether the date of the fundraiser is intentional, Big & Rich had a...
  • A New Musical Season Opens at the Vatican (new office of sacred music + new director Sistine Choir)

    10/18/2007 10:00:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 445+ views
    Chiesa ^ | October 18, 2007 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, October 18, 2007 – In the span of just a few days, a series of events have unfolded at the Vatican which, taken all together, foretell new provisions – at the pope's behest – to foster the rebirth of great sacred music. The first of these events took place on Monday, October 8. On that morning, Benedict XVI held an audience with the "chapter" of Saint Peter's basilica – meaning the bishops and priests who, together with the archpriest of the basilica, Angelo Comastri, celebrate Mass and solemn Vespers each Sunday in the most famous church in the Christian...
  • Led Zeppelin to Perform Comeback Gig

    09/12/2007 3:22:07 PM PDT · by Pistolshot · 1 replies · 504+ views
    Comcast ^ | 9/12/07 | By ROMINA SPINA
    LONDON - Led Zeppelin will perform a one-time comeback concert in memory of Ahmet Ertegun, a co-founder of Atlantic Records. The band will perform together for the first time in 19 years on Nov. 26, at London's The O2 venue, on the banks of the River Thames. Promoters said the concert would pay tribute to Ertegun _ the label boss who popularized Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin _ who died in December at age 83. "During the Zeppelin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and accord," said Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant. "For us he...
  • 19 million tune into Live Earth concerts

    07/09/2007 7:22:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,017+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/07 | AP
    NEW YORK - Nineteen million people tuned in to watch the Live Earth concerts on NBC and cable channels affiliated with the network, according to Nielsen Media Research. The total audience of 18.995 million includes viewers who watched at least six minutes of the telecasts on NBC, CNBC, Telemundo, the Sundance Channel, Bravo, MSNBC and Universal HD. NBC's Saturday-evening telecast — which featured three hours of highlights from the 24-hour global concert series to raise awareness of climate change — captured 2.7 million viewers. The event was also broadcast online at LiveEarth.MSN.com and on XM satellite radio. Organizers for Live...
  • Congress can outlaw boot-leg recordings: (Federal Appeals) Court

    06/15/2007 11:14:18 AM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 219+ views
    Reuters via yahoo ^ | Wed Jun 13, 8:20 PM ET | no byline
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Congress criminalizing boot-leg recordings of music performers is constitutional and does not conflict with copyright laws, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday in a decision that reopened charges against a New York record store owner. The U.S. Second Circuit of Appeals disagreed with a lower court judge who dismissed the case against the store owner, Jean Martignon, after the government charged he sold unauthorized recordings of concerts. In 2004 U.S. District Judge Harold Baer ruled that the statute banning boot-legging was unconstitutional because it says that copyrights on live performances are protected forever. This...
  • The high-quality free classical concert model? Priceless

    05/31/2007 8:26:04 AM PDT · by sitetest · 11 replies · 639+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 30, 2007 | David Patrick Stearns
    Maybe there's still no free lunch in America, but free Bach was heaped upon New York audiences - high quality, no strings attached - when every last note of The Well-Tempered Clavier was performed at Town Hall on 43d Street on Sunday. Over an afternoon and evening concert, Russian pianist Konstantin Lifschitz played all 48 preludes and fugues (49 if you count his encored C major prelude of Book I), in an event tailored to those left behind by Memorial Day evacuation to various seashores. If you didn't hear about it in advance, that may be because you don't read...
  • Gore gearing up for "Live Earth" charity concerts

    04/13/2007 11:22:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 502+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/07 | Ray Waddell
    NASHVILLE (Billboard) - The executive producer of the Live 8 charity concerts, which refocused international attention on Africa in 2005, has joined forces with Al Gore to save the world. Live Earth, set for July 7 on stages in all seven continents, will feature such artists as the Police, Madonna, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Concert promoter Kevin Wall came up with the concept after he saw the former vice president's now-famous slide show on global warming, and then his Oscar-winning film "An Inconvenient Truth." "I was very deeply moved," he recalled. "This is not about the haves and...
  • What Concerts Did You Attend in 2006

    01/03/2007 9:07:43 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 51 replies · 400+ views
    Jan 3, 2007 | myself
    Fellow freepers and freeperettes....what bands did you see in 2006? Rock, country, rap, classical....whatever. I love to see bands in smaller venues...haven't been to a stadium concert in decades. When it comes to live music 2006 was a lean year for me but I managed to see the following: Drive By Truckers---Not a big DBT fan, but they sure put on a great show. It was the best I saw last year.Lambchop---I love this band...kinda country, kinda soul. This was the third time I've seen them and they really nailed it.Alejandro Escovedo---Always wanted to see this roots rock icon and...
  • Lust For Laughs - Iggy Pop's 18 page concert rider funniest in rock history? )

    10/05/2006 12:05:07 PM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 667+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | OCTOBER 4 | no byline
    As if you need another reason to love Iggy Pop, the veteran rocker (and his band The Stooges) have the single most entertaining concert rider TSG has ever obtained. The document--all 18 pages of which you'll find below--describes Iggy's requirements in terms of amplifiers, security, lighting, stage set up, and dressing rooms. But unlike most similar documents, Iggy's rider is written in a rollicking, stream-of-consciousness fashion that delivers multiple laughs per page. Apparently written by roadie Jos Grain, the Iggy rider is peppered with witty gems, tasteless asides, and typos. For example, in describing how Iggy's dressing room should be...
  • And the crowd goes wild (rowdy bands, unruly fans and riotous gigs)

    09/06/2006 10:48:30 PM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 345+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Friday September 1, 2006 | Dave Simpson
    Thanks to the Libertines, the audience now think it's their right to charge the stage. Dave Simpson on rowdy bands, unruly fans and riotous gigs [snip] The crowd suddenly started killing each other," he sighs. "Bottles were getting smashed over people's heads. Bodies flying everywhere. It was pure chaos." Drummer Mince Fratelli took refuge in the women's toilets, while the ill and bewildered singer was escorted from the dressing room by a policeman. You won't see this sort of thing in stadiums, where crowd barriers and security teams hold sway, but small to medium-sized venues are increasingly having to deal...
  • How do we fill our concert halls?

    12/19/2005 8:43:27 AM PST · by sitetest · 175 replies · 1,860+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Monday, December 19, 2005 | KENNETH WALTON
    IS THERE an audience for classical music? How many times we have asked that question, and never really come up with a compelling answer. As we approach the end of 2005 - a year of typical mixed fortunes for the music scene - I find myself revisiting this old chestnut of a question. On the one hand, there are ominous signs out there. The Usher Hall struggled yet again this year to fill its 2,000-plus seats in either the Edinburgh Festival or even with the allure a few weeks ago of American superstar soprano Barbara Bonney, as part of the...
  • Parents, NAACP criticize Detroit-area middle school's use of song

    11/14/2005 7:09:19 AM PST · by Watershed · 66 replies · 1,972+ views
    AP ^ | Novembver 14, 2005
    BERKLEY, Mich. (AP) — A black parent and the NAACP are criticizing a middle school's choice to perform a song that they say glorifies slavery. The song, "Pick a Bale of Cotton," is on the folk music choir program Wednesday at predominantly white Anderson Middle School in the Berkley School District. The song's lyrics include, "Jump down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton. Gotta jump down, turn around, Oh Lordie, pick a bale a day." Greg Montgomery said he complained to school officials, and when he was dissatisfied with their response, decided to pull his 11-year-old daughter China from...
  • NBC, MTV to air concerts for Katrina victims

    08/31/2005 7:39:17 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 25 replies · 902+ views
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three Louisiana-born stars -- Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis and Tim McGraw -- will headline a televised charity concert to air live on Friday for victims of Hurricane Katrina, NBC said on Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT Adblock Plans for the one-hour, commercial-free show, called "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," were announced as the Bush administration and Congress began working on legislation to assist in hurricane recovery efforts. "I am heartbroken by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in my home state," said country star McGraw, born in Delhi, Louisiana, in a statement. "It's at times like these that...
  • Live 8

    07/05/2005 3:22:18 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 12 replies · 851+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | July 5, 2005 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    It is always amusing when extremely wealthy entertainers stage a concert to eradicate poverty. They appear on stage, and do interviews, before and after the concert, criticizing other wealthy people and politicians. What is never mentioned is that they arrived at the venue by private jet or helicopter, lodging at five star hotel suites that cost several thousands of dollars per night. What is even more amusing is when the liberal mainstream media proclaim – as the Philadelphia Inquirer did the next day - that the concert did not communicate the message properly because they did not speak with moral...
  • Che Day (Let's dishonor his memory by paying respects to the people who deserve to replace him...)

    06/14/2005 11:46:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 1,095+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/15/2005 | Andrew Cline
    Had Che Guevara not been executed by Bolivians in 1967, he may well be celebrating his 77th birthday this week. Or he may have endured a bloody death at the hands of other enemies. Had he lived, Western college students almost certainly would not be walking around campus mindlessly displaying his likeness on flaming red T-shirts. A dead martyr is much easier to lionize than a living dictator. Though he died nearly 40 years ago, Guevara is still sparking controversy. Rolling Stone magazine reported last week that guitar legend Carlos Santana was protested at his June 1 Miami concert. The...
  • Clear Channel to split into three companies; profit sinks

    05/02/2005 7:35:40 PM PDT · by weegee · 19 replies · 745+ views
    San Antonion Express News ^ | Web Posted: 04/29/2005 05:20 PM CDT | L.A. Lorek - Express-News Business Writer
    During the past three decades, Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio has amassed a mammoth media empire, but now it's breaking up into three separate billboard, entertainment and radio companies. The restructuring — announced unexpectedly as Clear Channel released its quarterly earnings — came as the company's profits fell 59 percent during its first quarter, primarily from sagging radio advertising revenues and a downturn in its live entertainment business. “(The restructuring) will provide a springboard for meaningful growth and enhanced value in each of our businesses,'' Clear Channel CEO Mark Mays said during a conference call with analysts. After the...
  • Live Aid tax break is a hit with Geldof

    11/07/2004 9:19:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 386+ views
    The Times ^ | November 8, 2004 | Joanna Bale
    FRESH from afternoon tea with Gordon Brown, Bob Geldof was in a buoyant mood last night at the premiere screening of the new DVD of the 1985 Live Aid concert.
  • Would You Buy Another Dixie Chicks Cd?

    08/13/2004 11:52:24 AM PDT · by beansox · 36 replies · 1,387+ views
    FRREP THIS POLL!!! http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn//cmt_insider/84994/episode.jhtml Would You Buy Another Dixie Chicks' CD? The talented trio from Texas is heading back to the spotlight this fall to participate in a series of political concerts. CMT Insider will talk with some industry experts to find out if they think the Chicks will be able make a strong comeback, but we want to know what you think. Would you buy their CDs in the future? Voice your opinion in CMT Insider's poll.
  • Concerts Run Into A Summer Slump

    07/14/2004 8:06:24 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 49 replies · 1,274+ views
    Post-Gazette ^ | 7-14-04 | Scott Mervis
    <p>When it was hyped in the spring, the summer concert season sure looked rosy.</p> <p>The live music industry was coming off a record year for revenue in 2003 and a strong first quarter in 2004, and there was no reason to think that wouldn't continue through the summer.</p>
  • Rain Men: World's Preeminent Beatles tribute band revisits Seattle

    05/02/2004 9:20:51 AM PDT · by MarMema · 8 replies · 364+ views
    Journal Newspapers ^ | 04-21-04 | Abe Bayer
    Part of Marilyn Monroe's mystique is that she died while she was still beautiful. Surely Jim Morrison would not retain his near-mythic status if he hadn't obliterated his own star before it could burn out on its own. And at least a measure of JFK's lingering aura can be attributed to its association with an early, violent death. So, too, with the Beatles, who were together for less than a decade, and did not even tour for the whole of that all-too-short span. Their final albums were never performed live by the band; as those close to the band during...
  • In a Jam Over Concert Recordings(liberal hypocrisy from "anti-corporate" Pearl Jam)

    05/02/2003 10:20:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 239+ views
    Miami Daily Business Review ^ | 05-02-2003 | Steve Ellman
    Pearl Jam doesn't play the corporate game. Or so the hugely successful Seattle-based rock music group would have you believe. The band's origins are in that city's anti-corporate, grunge rock movement. Fronted by singer-songwriter Eddie Vedder, the band's street credibility was reinforced by a lengthy, late 1990s feud with Ticketmaster, which the band boycotted in an effort to keep ticket prices down for its fans. But last week, a Delray Beach, Fla., music entrepreneur, Shep Alster, challenged Pearl Jam's populist image in Palm Beach Circuit Court. He is suing the band and its business consultant, Peter McQuaid, contending that they...
  • Concert CDs sold on the spot by a radio giant (Clear Channel to sell bootlegs)

    05/06/2003 5:10:06 PM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 285+ views
    New York Times via Houston Chronicle ^ | May 4, 2003 | no byline
    Concert CDs sold on the spot by a radio giant New York Times News Service Clear Channel Communications, the radio broadcasting and concert promotion giant, plans to introduce on Monday a venture that will sell live recordings on compact disc within five minutes of a show's conclusion. The venture, Instant Live, will enable a band's still-sweating fans to leave with a musical souvenir instead of, say, a pricey T-shirt or a glossy program. Although initially modest, involving only small-audience clubs and theaters in the Boston area, the venture could eventually extend beyond radio and concerts into music distribution. And that...
  • Rock band sent pyrotechnics into ceiling of Bangor club - two nights before RI fire

    02/25/2003 7:07:45 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 47 replies · 559+ views
    Rock band sent pyrotechnics into ceiling of Bangor club Tuesday,February25,2003,6:44 AM BANGOR (AP) -- The rock band Great White sent pyrotechnics into the ceiling of a Bangor nightclub two nights before that deadly fire in Rhode Island. That's according to Sgt. Stu Jacobs, a state fire investigator in Bangor. Jacobs says discarded canisters from the band's Bangor show indicate that the pyrotechnics required a minimum ceiling height of 15 feet. But the ceiling at Russell's nightclub was only 10 feet, and a 30-inch-high stage reduced the clearance further. Jacobs says pyrotechnics were shot into the ceiling but there was...
  • They Buy all the Albums, but Trade Concert Bootlegs (bootlegging in the music industry)

    01/07/2003 1:58:01 PM PST · by weegee · 6 replies · 499+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1-6-2003 | By MATTHEW MIRAPAUL
    ARTS ONLINE They Buy all the Albums, but Trade Concert Bootlegs By MATTHEW MIRAPAUL Marc Daniel added 1,400 albums to his compact disc collection last year. But he is not waging a campaign to reverse the music industry's declining sales. Almost all the titles he acquired, by groups like the Grateful Dead and U2, were live concert recordings that were never officially released. Nor did he buy them in record shops. Instead, he used the Internet to trade for them, swapping copies of his discs for recordings he desired. He said his CD trading with its questionable legality and exhilarating...
  • Michael Jackson Vanishes After Being Unmasked In Court Battle Over Concerts

    11/14/2002 4:13:04 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 404+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 11-15-2002 | Andrew Gumbel
    Michael Jackson vanishes after being unmasked in court battle over concerts By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles 15 November 2002 First they saw him – perhaps a little too much of him – and then they didn't. Michael Jackson staged a disappearing act yesterday, failing to appear for a second day of testimony in a court case following a torrent of publicity over his freakish appearance. The case, a contract dispute between the 44-year-old star and a concert promoter, might have passed unnoticed were it not for photographs of Jackson taken on Wednesday in the court in central California. The...
  • Sept. 11 Concerts Will Be Scarce

    07/20/2002 12:20:20 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 20 replies · 310+ views
    AP/Billboard | 7-20-02 | my favorite headache
    Sept. 11 Concerts Will Be Scarce AP/Wires/Billboard With the one-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon looming, most artists touring the U.S. are planning a solemn day off for Sept. 11, Billboard reports in its July 27 issue. The Rolling Stones tour, which opens Sept. 3 in Boston, will skip that date, as will outings by Cher, the Goo Goo Dolls, Aerosmith, and Bonnie Raitt/Lyle Lovett. George Strait will wait until Sept. 12 to start his next trek, while tours by Bruce Springsteen, the Who,Rush, Jimmy Buffett, Santana, and Creed have all scheduled multi-week...
  • Mosh pits: It's not all fun, music

    06/04/2002 11:37:21 PM PDT · by ppaul · 47 replies · 2,057+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 6/4/02 | Sara Jean Green
    A long scar is a visible reminder of Scott Stone’s injury. Scott Stone doesn't remember the night he fell from the hands of a mosh-pit throng at a Seattle rock concert, but he bears its mark: a crescent-shaped scar that starts at his temple and disappears in his buzz-cut brown hair. Stone had gone to see an all-ages show by the California band Rage Against the Machine. Leaving his seat to join the fans packed in front of the stage, the then 14-year-old suddenly found himself hoisted up in the arms of strangers, being passed back, over the heads of...
  • Let's Make a Date

    04/25/2002 8:47:55 PM PDT · by Revolting cat! · 4 replies · 245+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 04/25/2002 | Leah Garchik
    <p>The Telegraph of London reports that Paul McCartney's been invited by Fidel Castro to play in Havana. "We know all about the invitation, and we're looking at when we can do it," McCartney's spokesman told the newspaper. "We're getting all kinds of requests at the moment. The Chinese have just asked him to play in Tiananmen Square."</p>
  • Pat Metheny Group / 'Live' in Austin!

    03/29/2002 6:13:15 AM PST · by tomkat · 3 replies · 254+ views
    29Mar02 | tomkat
    Ok ok, I know this is a complete vanity, and no, I don't work for 'em. But I was fortunate enough to have been able to see these six young men perform last night at the Bass Auditorium at the Univ. of Texas in Austin, and their talent is simply awe-inspiring ! Four boys from the heartland, one from Cameroon, and a Mexican drummer who is not to be believed ! Over the past twenty five years, I've seen a lot of the top electric jazz/fusion bands in the business in concert, and there is certainly none better than this...