ROGER DALTRY TO DO KEYNOTE INTERVIEW AT ILMC MEETING
The Who’s Roger Daltry has been announced as the keynote interview for this year’s International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in London. Daltry will sit down for an afternoon conversation with former Dire Straits manager Ed Bicknell on March 7 at the Royal Garden Hotel. the 15 year tradition of the Breakfast Meeting has included industry greats such as Nick Mason, Bill Curbishley, Marc Geiger, Arthur Fogel, Claude Nobs, Doc McGhee and longtime U2 manager Paul McGuinness in previous years. This year’s ILMC 31 will take place from March 5-8.
BRITNEY SPEARS’ WORK HIATUS IS PUTS NEW ALBUM ON HOLD
Last week, Britney Spears announced an indefinite work hiatus so she could spend time with her father who spent over a month in the hospital. The announcement focused on the delay of or possible cancellation of her Domination residency at MGM in Las Vegas. Variety is now reporting that the work hiatus will also impact her upcoming album 10th studio album. The album was scheduled to coincide with her new residency that was scheduled to launch in February. The album is being helmed by producer Justin Tranter who is currently unable to say when the album will be released.
DAVE MATTHEWS ADDED TO WILLIE NELSON TRIBUTE SHOW
Dave Matthews has been added to the all-star lineup of artists performing at the Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw tribute. Matthews joins an already stacked lineup of artists including honoree Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, Bobby Bare, Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, George Strait, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Jimmy Buffett, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Micah Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Norah Jones and The Little Willies, Ray Benson, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks and Vince Gill. The concert event will take place this Saturday (Jan. 12) at 7pm CT at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.