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On Saturday John Lennon would have turned 70 and he's still playing a role in entertainment across multiple mediums.
On Wednesday morning a small pop-culture memorabilia shop in Midtown opened an 836-lot auction timed to what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday, which is Saturday. The prized item was a set of Lennon’s fingerprints made in 1976 as part of his application for citizenship. Minimum bid: $100,000.
In what may be the most hilarious spoof of America's obsession with victimization and litigation, Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl is "suing" glam rock band Scissor Sisters for $75 million.
How a near pristine black-and-white reel of the entire television broadcast of the deciding game of the 1960 World Series — long believed to be lost forever — came to rest in the dry and cool wine cellar of Bing Crosby’s home near San Francisco is not a mystery to those who knew him.
Monday Live Nation Entertainment shares soared over 6 percent, recovering some of its losses of the past month.
I've covering the growing business of tribute bands this week, as musicians who cover classic rock 'n' roll songs discover how to fill the void on iTunes for acts who don't allow digital downloads of their music. Is it legal?
Go to almost any park this Labor Day weekend and you might run into a band covering some of the most famous songs in rock 'n' roll. Tribute bands have multiplied, as original bands have stopped touring, or started charging too much for tickets.
Wall Street's gotten a bad rap, and CNBC's Jane Wells has found it.
At the turn of the century, London's Millennium Dome was dismissed by many as a failure and a waste of money after it did not attract the huge numbers of visitors that the government had hoped.
The pullback in consumer spending has slammed the concert business, and though Live Nation Entertainment is experimenting with new ticket-pricing models, that's not enough to assuage concerned investors' fears.
Bidders from around the world bought up Michael Jackson memorabilia worth nearly $1 million at an auction on the anniversary of his death, including $190,000 for the Swarovski-crystal-studded glove he wore on his 1984 Victory Tour.
One year ago, they flooded Los Angeles and Santa Barbara by the thousands. They came from around the world—Michael Jackson fans devastated by his sudden death. The morning after he died, I reported from his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. People were ten deep huddling around that small spot. Traffic was a mess, as it was near the family home in Encino and up near Jackson's Neverland Ranch. Today, not so much.
All those people who said Michael Jackson might earn more in death than in life are being proved right.
Rock musician, Meat Loaf, dishes out the details of his new album and the music business today on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
The lyrics to the final song on the classic Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" have sold for $1.2 million at a New York City auction.
Los Angeles is broke. But that's no reason not to party in style, as long as it doesn't cost taxpayers. The Lakers are now world champions, and they will have a much deserved hometown parade. Team spokesman John Black tells CNBC the Lakers organization will pick up the entire cost of the celebration scheduled for Monday, which will be "close to $2 million."
New Jersey, one could argue, is the Rodney Dangerfield of America. The Garden State has been the butt of more jokes than, well, BP. And now this. Comedian Rob Ryan and "The Reel Public" have spoofed Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" in "Newark State of Mind."
Between the time most pop music fans ended their workdays on Monday and clocked in the next morning, two of the summer’s biggest tours vanished from the calendar: U2 postponed 16 shows, and Christina Aguilera put off 20.
At the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, director Woody Allen said about death, "I'm strongly against it." For those in the funeral industry, death, or lack thereof, has been no laughing matter for almost a decade. Funerals and cremations are at a 20-year low.
Before his arrest on corruption charges, Wang Yi was not only a powerful financial official in the Communist party but also one of China’s most celebrated modern classical music composers. But since his detention and arrest last year, Mr Wang’s magnum opus – a symphony called Ode to China – has been dropped as a repertoire staple of the China National Symphony Orchestra and his compositions derided by formerly adoring media commentators and critics.