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2009-06-19 11:45:00

"I saw The Secret Policeman's Ball and it became a part of me. It sowed a seed." - Bono "I think everyone is in for a grave disappointment." - John Cleese NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Film Society of Lincoln Center is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Amnesty International's stellar and anarchic comedy and rock extravaganza benefit shows with "The Secret Policeman's Film Festival." Beginning on Friday, June 26 through Wednesday, July 1 (Six Days), the Walter Reade...

2009-03-27 23:09:00

MEXICO CITY, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, rock legend Peter Gabriel, actor Diego Luna, Jaguares' Saul Hernandez, and Patricia Cervantes, the mother of Neyra Cervantes, who was disappeared and murdered in 2003, met with President Felipe Calderon to urge him to increase his efforts to end the violence and murders of women in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090327/DC89763-a ) (Logo:...

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2009-02-19 09:58:52

British-born rapper M.I.A., who gave birth to her first child last week, is expected to attend, but not perform at Sunday's Oscar show, a source told E! News. The 31-year-old recording artist is an Oscar nominee for her collaboration on the best original song contender O Saya from Slumdog Millionaire. M.I.A. famously performed at the Grammy Awards ceremony on her delivery due date Feb. 8. She's probably going to be at Oscars, a source told E! News. So that means there will be two nominees,...

2009-02-14 15:04:13

British singer Peter Gabriel says he will not perform his best soundtrack song nominated Down to Earth at this year's Academy Awards as planned. The former Genesis vocalist said in an online posting that he decided not to perform his song from the movie Wall-E during the Feb. 22 awards show after learning his work would only enjoy, at most, 65 seconds of air time, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday. Gabriel said he learned from Oscar organizers that Earth would be part of a medley that would...

2008-11-11 06:00:12

LONDON, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - Listen Free and Buy What You Love at We7's Big Listen Today is great news for music fans and bad news for piracy, as millions of tracks from artists including Kings of Leon, Pink, Nickelback, and Estelle will be legally and instantly accessible on http://www.we7.com/, as We7 launches its full music service. We7's 'Big Listen' Launch Campaign delivers:- - On-demand, unlimited and Instant access to full tracks and Albums - FREE - "Search,...

2008-08-12 06:00:38

By Fred Goodman When Charles Grimsdale, a British investor, started the Internet music venture OD2 in 1999, he had a hard time persuading large record companies to license their music. But when he approached the rock musician Peter Gabriel about putting his music catalog online, he got a very different response: Gabriel was not only willing, he also wanted to take a stake in the company. While major record companies have spent heavily on the Internet with relatively little to show,...

2008-08-05 03:00:21

By Anonymous We7 (www.we7.com) is an ad-funded music download site, that lets music fans stream or download music for free in return for receiving targeted advertising. The site was co-founded by Peter Gabriel and launched in May 200 7 with a mere 30 tracks; there are now 750,000 tracks available for streaming on the site. The hosting challenge for We7 is that apart from the paid-for music downloads it offers, the content on its site is dynamic by nature, since each free track that is...

2006-05-10 15:51:01

By Wes Orshoski NEW YORK (Billboard) - Metal band Tool plans to release a DVD single in the coming weeks to promote "Vicarious," the seven-minute single from its chart-topping new album. The group previously issued singles in this format for the tracks "Schism" and "Parabola," which both came from its previous album, 2001's "Lateralus." The new album, "10,000 Days," debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. charts Wednesday with career-best sales of 564,000 copies, according to Nielsen...

2006-04-02 17:45:58

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - In a rare alliance, a wide range of musical artists and competing concert promoters are combining efforts in an online ticket auction to benefit Music Rising, the musical instrument replacement fund founded by U2's the Edge, producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar chairman Henry Juszkiewicz. Some 60 artists will work with Ticketmaster, Live Nation, House of Blues, AEG Live and Nederlander Concerts on the fund-raising program, which targets Gulf...

2006-01-29 01:17:52

By Michael Paoletta NEW YORK (Billboard) - Peter Gabriel's "Big Time" has become the official theme of World Wrestling Entertainment's upcoming "WrestleMania 22," nearly 20 years after the song hit the top 10 in the United States. The tune is heard in TV and online spots for the annual live and pay-per-view extravaganza. The ads began airing earlier this month and will continue through April 2, when "WrestleMania 22" touches down at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. WWE fans logging...


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