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Bono Isn't Caught in Web of 'Spider-Man' Finances

In theory, the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" had a lot going for it, including a popular Marvel superhero and songs by U2 stars Bono and the Edge. But one thing the critically savaged show doesn't have going for it is a monetary investment from Bono.

Live Nation Posts $124 Million Fourth-Quarter Loss

Slumping concert attendance and ticket sales pushed Live Nation Entertainment, a concert promoter that also owns Ticketmaster, into a fourth-quarter loss that exceeds its combined losses from the first three quarters.

U2 fined for rehearsing too loudly?

The city of Barcelona, Spain is fining Irish rockers U2 $22,000 for rehearsing too loudly and for too long. Seriously? Come on over to my back yard,...

Ticketmaster-Live Nation: More Fallout

In the wake of the merger between concert-promotion behemoth Live Nation and ticketing/artist-management titan Ticketmaster, approved on Monday by the Justice Department, U.S. antitrust officials ordered the partnership to divest a few assets. But will the conditions placate critics?

Monster Merger of Ticketmaster, Live Nation Approved

Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment on Monday reportedly received approval for their merger from the Justice Department. The move paves the way for Live Nation Ticketmaster, a titanic entertainment company that would handle ticketing, artist management, and live music, with managing interests in about 350 artists and exclusive booking and promotional deals with more than 125 U.S. venues.