Ticketmaster And Live Nation Get Approval

The Department of Justice today said it will require Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. to divest its ticketing assets and license its ticketing software before it can proceed with its proposed $2.5-billion merger with Live Nation Inc. Ticketmaster, based in West Hollywood, is the world’s largest ticketing company. Live Nation is the world’s largest promoter of live concerts. It is located in Beverly Hills.

The Killers have suddenly canceled their tour dates in Asia

The band released the following statement on their website. The Killers have been forced to cancel their appearances in Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Tokyo and Seoul due to unforeseen circumstances. The band deeply apologizes to their fans and hope to reschedule their shows in these cities soon. At this time the bands Australian appearances remain scheduled as planned.

Ozzy Osbourne On Return of Ozzfest, Departure of Zakk Wylde

Ozzy Osbourne may not be planning a Black Sabbath reunion, but he is in the final stages of recording his next solo album. The disc was originally titled Soul Sucka, but Ozzy recently changed his mind about that. “When we put that on the Internet none of my fan base liked the title,” says Osbourne. “They were like, ‘I can’t imagine me walking around the fucking house with the words ‘Soul Sucka’ on my T-shirt.’ So I was like, ‘Fuck it. I’ve got to come up with something else!’ ” The now untitled set is due out in July, the […]

The Killers to Take a Break

Guitarist Dave Keuning recently told the Australian Associated Press that the Killer’s gig at the Good Vibrations festival in Sydney, Australia, on February 13 would likely be the superstar quartet’s “last shows for a while.” When asked if the break was permanent, Keuning replied, “not as far as I know.” “It’s like people expect us to [tour and record] non-stop till we die,” continued the curly-haired axe-man, “but we just want a little bit of time off, just to be myself and do what I want to do for a little bit.”

M. Shadows talks about the passing of Avenged Sevenfold drummer

Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows has released a statement on the death of drummer James “the Rev” Sullivan. Sullivan. “I don’t know how to start this or know where to begin. First I would like to thank all the fans for their support through the passing of Jimmy. It has been comforting to see his fans, our fans, and everyone in general give their support. Jimmy was my best friend, as he was best friends with many other people including the members of Avenged Sevenfold. He was hands down the greatest person I have ever known. I told him I […]

Jay Reatard’s Death Might Be A Homicide

According to a report by a local news affiliate, police in Memphis are now investigating the death of garage-punk singer Jay Reatard as a homicide. Reatard was found by police at 3:30 a.m. yesterday morning. Authorities are now reportedly looking for a suspect and offering a reward of up to $1,000 for leads. Tips can be submitted here.