Author: Deborah Speer

Slash Talks Summertime Blues fest

No sooner had rock guitar virtuoso Slash nearly stolen actor Ryan Gosling’s thunder in a show-stopping Academy Awards rendition of “I’m Just Ken,” from the movie “Barbie,” the erstwhile Guns N’ Roses star announced a new solo album, Orgy of the Damned, and the first of what he hopes will be an annual touring S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival. It’s an example of just how busy Slash is – and how much he loves to play. Continue Reading Slash Talks Summertime Blues fest

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Indie Promoters Form LiveCo

Five leading independent promoters have consolidated as LiveCo to develop new live events, artists and attractions, as announced exclusively by Pollstar on Jan. 31. Under the leadership of CEO Brian Becker, BASE Entertainment, Premier Productions, Icon Concerts, Rush Concerts and Peachtree Entertainment are part of the new venture with financial backing by Waterland Private Equity. Continue Reading Indie Promoters Form LiveCo

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UPDATE: Becky Colwell Named GM Of Kia Forum, VP At Intuit Dome

Geni Lincoln, who started her career in live at Universal Amphitheater for House of Blues Entertainment (which became part of Live Nation during her tenure) returns to Live Nation as president of the California region, the company announced Oct. 19. The move comes after Lincoln spent nine years at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, where she rose to general manager and senior vice president of live events. Continue Reading UPDATE: Becky Colwell Named GM Of Kia Forum, VP At Intuit Dome

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