Keith Samples, CEO and founder of Rysher Entertainment, who always had been a reluctant "suit," has resigned from the 2-1/2-year-old company, having been bitten by the directing bug.
Pete Seeger (Ash Grove, Santa Monica; 450 seats; $ 50) Promoted inhouse. Band: Seeger, Tao Rodriguez. Reviewed May 20, 1997. Even though it seems that there aren't many genuine cultural icons left…
John Fogerty (House of Blues; 1,000 capacity; $ 35) Presented inhouse. Band: Fogerty, Johnny Lee Schell, Kenny Aronoff, Bob Glaub, Michael Canipe. Opened and reviewed May 21, 1997; continues May 23…
Rick Rubin, who recently renegotiated the terms of his joint venture agreement with Warner Bros., may have changed his mind, and has been shopping a new deal to other labels.
EMI Music has struck a 15-year worldwide licensing deal with David Bowie for the singer's back catalog, a performance-related agreement that could pay as much as $2 million per year to Bowie for the…
Virgin Records' Spice Girls continued their run atop the album sales charts as their "Spice" disc logged nearly 135,00 copies during the week ending May 18, according to label execs. Sales of the…
UCLA's Royce Hall, closed since the Northridge earthquake of 1994, will reopen April 15, 1998, with the world premiere of a collaboration between theater designer Robert Wilson and composer Philip…
Music industry vet Glen Brunman, who as chief of Epic Soundtrax has helped shape the film soundtrack landscape, has been named exec veep of the newly created Sony Music Soundtrax.
Mark Eitzel; Tuatara; Minus 5 (Ash Grove; 325 capacity; $ 15.50) Presented by Goldenvoice. Band: Peter Buck, Mark Eitzel, Barrett Martin, Justin Harwood, Scott McCaughey, Skerik, Mike Stone. Reviewed…
Leave it to a veteran pop act like English dance band Erasure to remind us that despite some recent lackluster shows locally, techno music can work effectively and enjoyably in a large live setting…