Author Archives: Ray Waddell

‘Nice Guy’ Steve Miller Talks Rock Hall Rancor, Who He Wishes Had Inducted Him and How He’d Fix the Whole ‘Rude’ Process

Steve Miller is not a grumpy guy. Miller, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 9, has been at the center of a media…

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Governors Ball and Founders Entertainment Heads Wolowitz and Russell Talk Live Nation, New Ventures: Q&A

Fifteen-year-old Tom Russell and Jordan Wolowitz were randomly paired on the same floor at a Connecticut boarding school, and the North American…

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Ticketmaster Begins Selling Through Facebook: New Exec Talks Future-Forward Strategy

Ticketmaster is taking its social media game to the next level, with a new Facebook integration which allows fans to purchase tickets directly on the…

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Jazz Fest Producer Quint Davis on Surviving Katrina, the ‘Economics of Creativity’ and Making an Eclectic Lineup Work

Decades before the first chord was ever struck at Coachella or Bonnaroo, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was packing them in down South…

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Coldplay Adds Arena Shows to North American Stadium Tour

In what is shaping up as one of the biggest tours of 2016, Coldplay has announced the addition of 12 North American arena dates to their summer A…

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Nassau Coliseum Looks to Draw Big Names with ‘Residence-Style’ Dressing Rooms, Free Helicopter Rides

The $130 million renovation of the 43 year-old Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on New York’s Long Island includes an ambitious dressing room…

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How Multimillion-Dollar Paychecks and Fan Nostalgia Lured Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem to Reunite for Coachella

On Easter Sunday, James Murphy, the 46-year-old ­frontman of LCD Soundsystem, stepped onstage for the first time in five years. The occasion was…

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How Multimillion-Dollar Paychecks and Fan Nostalgia Lured Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem to Reunite for Coachella

On Easter Sunday, James Murphy, the 46-year-old ­frontman of LCD Soundsystem, stepped onstage for the first time in five years. The occasion was…

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A Festival Security Expert Weighs in on Heightened Security Post-Paris Attacks

Frank Keller is founder and president/CEO of Kel Executive Services — a full-service security consulting firm with clients that include Bonnaroo,…

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This Is How Much Summer Festival Players Earn — From VIP Experience Valets to Main-Stage Bookers

From festival promoter/producers to main-stage headliners and VIP experience valets, find out how much a summer festival’s key players make…

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