By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner The music of Bob Dylan will be interpreted in an array of different voices and styles on Nov. 7 at New York’s Beacon Theater by 16 unique and eclectic recording artists in celebration of Todd Haynes’ highly anticipated Dylan biopic “I’m Not There.”... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen This year’s Voodoo Music Experience, set for Oct. 26-28, has a new location within its New Orleans City Park home. Adjacent to the site used in 2006, the new location is situated closer to Tad Gormley Stadium where the multi-day festival was born... Read more
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl: ‘I nearly gave up music after Kurt Cobain died’ by Seth D. Olson – Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has recently spoken on Virgin Radio of the moment he nearly gave up music after the death of close friend and Nirvana lead singer Kurt... Read more
By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Have you ever wanted to feel what it would be like to be a nominee or invited music industry exec at the American Music Awards? Now you can at the 2007 American Music Awards, Nov. 18 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen – The 2007 Oregon State Fair held in Salem, OR from Aug. 24-Sept. 3 saw an overall increase in attendance, up 2% following a 10% increase in 2006 over 2005. Several recognizable attendance precedents were established: On Saturday, Sept. 1, a single-day... Read more
Britney Hits a Sour Note In search of a comeback, a seemingly nervous and lethargic Britney Spears gave what many in the entertainment industry are saying was a less than stellar, lip-synced performance Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. The “Oops… I Did It Again” singer looked... Read more
Press Release — For the second time this year, BACARDI (Thailand) chose to give gig-goers a cool, exciting way of obtaining tickets for the latest Bacardi B-Live music event in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. B-Live Chiang Mai, part of Bacardi’s on-going 25-country, global music extravaganza delivering... Read more
Alan Ridgeway, Live Nation’s Chief Financial Officer for the past two years, was promoted to CEO of the company’s International Music Division effective September 1. He will be replaced as CFO by Kathy Willard, former Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Ridgeway will relocate back to the company’s... Read more
By Seth D. Olson Kelly Clarkson can sing, there’s no doubt about that. She is a Grammy Award winning vocalist and is remembered as one of the best female singers to have ever appeared on American Idol. Unfortunately for Clarkson, singing talent is only a small part of the... Read more
According to a post on the group’s newly launched Web site (, Richard Ashcroft, Nick McCabe, Simon Jones and Pete Salisbury were in a London studio last week laying down tracks for the album, which will be completed in the fall. The Verve will then return to the stage... Read more