April 24, 2013 |
People magazine has bestowed its Most Beautiful Woman title for 2013 on Gwyneth Paltrow. Which, according to our reckoning, also makes her the year's "Most Beautiful Woman Married to a Member of Coldplay*" and "Most Beautiful Woman to Have a Second Cookbook on the BestSeller List While Starring Opposite Robert Downey Jr. in a Movie. " Some people are just lucky, we guess. [People] Kering, the French conglomerate formerly known as PPR, is set to acquire a majority stake in the family-controlled Italian jewelry brand Pomellato, reports WWD which notes that, revenue-wise , "Pomellato is the fifth-largest jewelry brand in Europe after Cartier, Chopard, Bulgari and Tiffany & Co. " It will join a stable of luxury brands that already includes Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Stella McCartney and Yves Saint Laurent.
December 19, 2012 |
Madonna has something new to cheer about. Her MDNA Tour has been crowned the top-grossing concert attraction of the year worldwide by Billboard, surpassing other highly popular road shows by Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Coldplay and Lady Gaga. Madonna's tour grossed $228.4 million over the course of 72 shows (all sold out), according to the magazine's calculations, which are based on figures reported to Billboard Boxscore from Nov. 9, 2011, to Nov. 13, 2012. Runner-up Springsteen & the E Street Band finished just under the $200-million mark with $199.4 million, also from 72 shows, 54 of which were listed as sellouts.
November 12, 2012 |
Superstar rapper Jay-Z and British pop band Coldplay continue to pledge their mutual appreciation for one another. While a sort of "Watch the Mylo Xyloto" mash-up collaboration remains simply a dream among fans, Jay-Z and Coldplay will ring in the new year at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. It's simply the latest high profile concert to get booked at the new arena. After many rumors, it's now confirmed that the Rolling Stones will also perform at the Barclays Center. The band, celebrating its 50th anniversary, has set a Dec. 8 date at the home of the Brooklyn Nets.
November 2, 2012 |
Pete Townshend, the Who guitarist famous for his windmill strums and battles with hearing loss, was apparently worried about the latter issue during the kickoff night of his band's latest tour. At the end of his set in Sunrise, Fla., Townshend reportedly walked offstage during an encore performance of "You Better You Bet," gesturing to sound engineers that the on-stage monitors were too loud. Townshend, 67, failed to return, even when the band played live staple "Baba O'Reilly" which closed the night.
November 2, 2012 |
Coldplay will issue its first concert film/live album in nine years, the band announced Friday. “Live 2012” will arrive Nov. 19 on CD/DVD, and the release is taken from the band's acclaimed Mylo Xyloto world tour, which concludes in Australia at the end of the month. The set also includes footage from shows at Paris' Stade de France, Montreal's Bell Centre and last year's headlining performance at Glastonbury Festival. Before hitting stores, the film will have a one-off run in theaters at special screenings on Nov. 13. EMI/Parlophone and Arts Alliance Media teamed up with Screenvision to distribute the film to U.S. cinemas.
July 26, 2012 |
BMG Rights Management has raised its hand as a potential buyer for Parlophone Records, a boutique record label in Britain whose artists include Coldplay, Chemical Brothers and Sigur Ros, according to a music executive familiar with the discussions. BMG is the latest to express a desire to purchase any assets that Universal Music Group divests to secure the approval of European antitrust regulators for its proposed $1.9-billion acquisition of EMI. That deal would reduce the number of major record labels in the world to three from four.