March 2, 2007 |
Academy Award-winning director James Cameron will partner with Interscope Geffen A&M Records (home of Dr. Dre, Eminem, U2, Gwen Stefani, 50 Cent, the Pussycat Dolls and many others) to produce 3-D presentations of music videos, concerts, commercials and stage musicals using the Fusion digital stereo camera system developed by Cameron with Vincent Pace.
August 14, 2006 |
Ron Fair, the new chairman of Geffen Records, is the rarest type of music chief: a musician. The son of an opera singer, Fair has taught himself to play multiple instruments. He tried his hand as a wedding singer, jingle writer and pianist before eventually rising to prominence as the executive behind such acts as Christina Aguilera, the Black Eyed Peas and the Pussycat Dolls.
March 17, 2004 |
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by Axl Rose and other members of Guns N' Roses to try to prevent Geffen Records from releasing a greatest hits album by the hard-rock band. The album will be issued as scheduled on Tuesday, according to a record company spokesman. Rose had patched up differences with former GNR guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan enough to join forces in the suit, filed last Friday in U.S.
March 6, 2004 |
Universal Music Group plans to name veteran executive Polly Anthony co-president of its Geffen Records label, sources said Friday. Anthony, who left rival Sony Corp.'s Epic Records last year after a management shake-up, will share supervision of Geffen with co-president Jordan Schur, who has run the Santa Monica-based unit since 1999. Under Schur, Geffen, a unit of Universal's massive Interscope Records complex, has released hits by such acts as Puddle of Mudd.
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May 7, 2002 |
Entertainment industry mogul David Geffen will donate $200 million to UCLA's medical school, the largest single gift ever to a U.S. medical school or to the University of California. The gift, to be announced today, is a huge coup for UCLA, not only because of its size but also because it is unrestricted. Geffen is giving the medical school a free hand in deciding how to use the money, an unusual step for a major donor.
March 12, 2000 |
Wealth, applied with intelligence and charity, can do a lot of good. It also has the power to write history. Yesterday's robber barons, amassing immense personal fortunes at everyone else's expense, are today's philanthropic foundations. Henry Ford might have been the most important businessman in American history, but he was also a notorious anti-Semite whose labor practices included recruiting murderous anti-union goons right out of the Michigan prisons.