Yesterday, a Los Angeles jury determined that AEG Live, owned by local gazillionaire Phil Anschutz, was not responsible for singer Michael Jackson's June 2009 death despite having hired Dr. Conrad Murray, currently serving time for his role in the tragedy. The result is another win for Anschutz, wh ... More >>
After a successful tour with How to Destroy Angels, which made a stop at the Paramount Theatre this past April, Trent Reznor has put the paddles to Nine Inch Nails, and is preparing to hit the road. Yesterday, "Came Back Haunted," a track from NIN's forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks, due out on Se ... More >>
It's all Morrissey all the time on Backbeat apparently. In what can only be explained as the universe being charter member of the Cult of Moz (or just seriously coincidental timing), we've just received word that the one and only Steven Patrick Morrissey has rescheduled his upcoming Denver date. Pos ... More >>
Here's some news that ought to brighten your day -- assuming of course that you're suffering from a case of the Mondays like the rest of us and it needs brightening: A new date has been announced for Morrissey, whose previous date at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the beginning of November was po ... More >>
KASKADE @ RED ROCKS | 8.1.12 See Also: - Global Dancers animated GIFs - Global Dance Festival's ten best drops - Global Dance Festival's ten most overplayed songs - People of Global Dance Festival 2012 Down pouring rains and heavy lightning may have deterred some fans from heading up to Red Rocks ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
Phil Anschutz didn't get to the top of the moguldom heap by thinking small. The billionaire Quest founder has built his sprawling empire on audacity as well as savvy, and his latest venture -- which involves wooing the NFL back to Los Angeles -- may be the most ambitious of all his schemes.
What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>
Phil Anschutz.Few people can endure the scrutiny involved in a lengthy New Yorker profile with their mystique intact. But the magazine hardly makes a dent in the armor encasing Phil Anschutz, despite the wealth of information about the "secretive mogul" amassed in Connie Bruck's "The Man Who Owns L. ... More >>
By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>
If you haven't yet heard the recording of a doped-up Michael Jackson played in the Dr. Conrad Murray trial (check it out below), you'll be shocked. But while Murray's the man in the hot seat, will the case's revelations splash back on Denver's Phil Anschutz, who stood to profit handsomely had Jackso ... More >>
So Pitchfork is reporting this morning that Jay-Z and Kanye West's highly anticipated Watch the Throne tour, which we told you was coming to Denver on Monday, October 10, is no longer coming to town on that date. The tour's apparently being rerouted due to "overwhelming demand," says Billboard, citi ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe Staples Center, where Michael Jackson's memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Mountain time today. The throng already descending on Los Angeles this morning to attend the Michael Jackson memorial service is being estimated in the seven-figure range, and as the Los Angeles Ti ... More >>
Clearly, Michael Jackson's memorial, which is being held in a few hours in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, is the biggest music news story of the day -- and perhaps the year. Amongst all the wall-to-wall coverage (KCRW, the public radio station out of Santa Monica, is slated to simulcast the even ... More >>
Next stop, Jacko. Although Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz may not be adding to his bankroll as a result of Michael Jackson's death, folks associated with Denver International Airport stand to make a few extra bucks. A report posted on the U.K.-based Cheapflights website notes that so many Brits a ... More >>
A WWE image pimping a "faceoff" between angelic "Vince McMahon" and devilsh "Kroenke." Maybe Vince McMahon, the feverish frontman for World Wrestling Entertainment, isn't a steroid-addled loon -- or at least he's managed to channel any rage he might be feeling for whatever reason into pure, self-pr ... More >>
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