Sens Blumenthol, Klobuchar Urge DOJ Inquiry into Live Nation
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthol (D-CT) are urging the Department of Justice to conduct an investigation into the live entertainment industry in a letter to Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. Their request is based upon reports that Ticketmaster and its parent... Read more
NFL Hires Jay-Z’s Roc Nation As Its ‘Live Music Entertainment Strategist’
The National Football League needs a little help with its image; last year, nearly dozens of people declined to perform at the once-iconic but now infamous Superbowl Halftime show. Now, the league has recruited hip-hop artist Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation to consult with live music and social justice. According... Read more
Fan Dies At Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow In Illinois
During a Slipknot concert over the weekend, a man died after reportedly collapsing near the show’s mosh pit. The 62-year-old man, Richard Valadez, was attending the concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois and was participating in a moshpit – a common occurrence at metal gigs.... Read more
Broadway Producer of Failed ‘Rebecca’ Musical Arrested On Child Porn Charges
A Broadway Producer, whose first big show was set to debut a few years ago before it was cancelled, has been arrested on child pornography charges. Ben Sprecher, 65, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, the Associated Press reports. While he was released on $100,000 bail,... Read more
Sexual Assault Allegations Against Plácido Domingo Cause Concert Cancellations
The Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Opera have pulled Plácido Domingo’s upcoming concerts after news broke that several women reported the opera legend for sexual assault. Earlier this week, eight singers and a dancer reached out to the Associated Press and shared stories where Domingo reportedly pressured them into... Read more
Canadiens Season Tickets Center Of Court Battle After Divorce
One man’s divorce led to his former brother-in-law missing out on six years-worth of hockey games. After a lengthy legal battle, a judge sided with one of the men, finding that he had every right to use the Canadiens season-tickets that his former brother-in-law denied him. According to The... Read more
A$AP Rocky Found Guilty But Doesn’t Receive Jail Time in Sweden
Rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in Sweden, but does not have to return to jail overseas. For five weeks ahead of the trial, Rocky was held in a Swedish detention center, drawing criticism from other artists, fans, and family in the U.S. President Donald Trump... Read more
Promoter Accused of Running With Money From Cancelled Toby Keith Show
A benefit concert for veterans was slated to take place in Illinois earlier this month starring Toby Keith, but the gig was abruptly cancelled after the promoter ran off with the money. The Freedom and Dignity Festival, featuring Keith and Clay Walker, was set to take place at Boomers... Read more
R. Kelly Faces More Prison Time Amid New Sex Crime Charges
R. Kelly’s list of alleged sex crimes keeps adding up as the R&B singer was just charged with two more counts of prostitution and solicitation involving an underage girl in Minnesota. According to the Associated Press, the incident took place back in 2001 when Kelly invited a girl to... Read more
blink-182 Postpones El Paso Gig Amid Mass Shooting
blink-182 were slated to perform in El Paso with Neck Deep last night on their summer tour, but they had to postpone the show following a mass shooting. On Saturday, a man began to open fire with an AK-style semiautomatic rifle at a Walmart Supercenter, killing 20 people and... Read more