Paul Dainty Sells Company to TEG
Paul Dainty, one of Australia’s most influential concert promoters, has sold his company Dainty Group to TEG to create a new corporation called TEG-Dainty. The deal was hammered out over a 12-month period while they also considered taking over Soundwave. This new corporation marks the largest sale of a live event company in Australia since the takeover of Michael Coppel Presents by Live Nation.
Cameron Crowe Shares Great Axl Rose Story
When talking to EW about his new Showtime series “Roadies,” Executive Producer Cameron Crowe was asked about the most absurd stories he heard from real roadies. Crowe explained that he inquired about a term he heard roadies use, “yellow-jacketing.” The roadies informed him about a time when Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose left his coat, a yellow jacket, in England and sent a roadie on a marathon airplane flight to retrieve it before he would take the stage that night. The phrase “yellow-jacketing” is now commonly used by roadies to describe rock star excess.
Mumford and Sons Refuse to Play Swedish Festival After Sexual Assaults
Mumford and Sons say they are planning to boycott the second weekend of Bravalia, Sweden’s biggest music festival. The band took to Facebook to write that they do not plan to play until they have assurances that officials are taking steps to combat sexual violence. The festival received five reports of rape and 12 of sexual assault last weekend. Mumford and Sons’ boycott follows Swedish pop star Zara Larson’s livid tweets about how women have been made to feel unsafe at festivals.