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Category Archives: Bad Deals

Live Nation Shares Slip 21% In One Week

Posted by on July 19, 2010

It’s been a brutal summer for the concert industry, with tours being cancelled, select shows being yanked, and attendance down across the board. Following an investor disclosure last Thursday, Live Nation shares dropped nearly 12% on Friday, and fell 21% in the past week. Among the downbeat news given to investors on Thursday was that […]

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Does W.A.S.P. Stand For “We Are Screwing Promoters?”

Posted by on March 16, 2010

In their ’80s heyday, W.A.S.P. was known for their shocking theatrical stage show. After their second show cancellation in one week, the most shocking thing they could do now is actually play a show. Following last week’s cancellation in New York, fans were turned away from last night’s show in Allentown, PA at the Crocodile Rock […]

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W.A.S.P. Cancels NYC Show At Last Minute, Life Goes On

Posted by on March 12, 2010

Last night was a busy one for New York metal fans. Concertgoers had to decide between seeing Shrinebuilder and Wolves in the Throne Room at NYU, The Dillinger Escape Plan/Darkest Hour/Iwrestledabearonce/Animals as Leaders at Irving Plaza, or W.A.S.P. at the Gramercy Theater. Actually, scratch that last one. Shortly before it was to have begun, W.A.S.P. […]

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Bullet For My Valentine Give Away Free Track… If Fans Pimp For Them

Posted by on February 17, 2010

Bullet For My Valentine spent last week hyping the release of a new “free” track on Tuesday, and upon launch, many fans were disappointed to find the download required fans to promote the song on their Twitter or Facebook pages. The promotion, through a service called TweetMatic, uses Twitter and Facebook’s APIs to open access […]

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Documents: EMI Was Almost Broken Up

Posted by on February 15, 2010

According to court documents filed in New York, the chairman of Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd., owners of  EMI Group, proposed to break up the music company in November. Guy Hands proposed splitting the group’s music publishing and recorded music divisions in a letter to their lender, Citigroup Inc., the Wall Street Journal revealed, calling […]

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