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Paris Venue Owners Ask for Government Aid as Concert Industry Slumps

While many of Paris’ music venues have reopened their doors  since the November 13th terror attacks  in the French capital, the majority of concertgoers are still reticent about attending shows following the tragedy. According to Prodiss, the National Union of Producers, Distributors and Theatres in France, ticket sales have dropped 80 percent compared to the same period in 2014 in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. To help keep the industry afloat, Prodiss is seeking €50 million – approximately $53 million – in emergency aid, the group announced in a statement  Tuesday. Eagles of Death Metal Drummer Recalls Paris Attack France’s culture minister Fleur Pellerin has already pledged €4 million in state funding to help the concert industry, NME reports , but that doesn’t cover the venues’ losses in ticket sales. The funds also won’t cover the cost of implementing additional security measures following the terror attack on the city’s Bataclan venue, where nearly 90 people were killed during an Eagles of Death Metal concert. Additionally, many of the city’s more high-profile concerts have been canceled, including Foo Fighters and Motörhead


The Movement Volume 1 by Various Artists – This Movement Doesn’t Stop

The crew from Good Fruit Co. is back with a new compilation of songs from artists both on their label, like Sam Ock and J. Han, and those from outside the immediate family: Shope, Dru Bex, Verseatile, Manifest (not to be confused with Manafest), Hee Sun Lee and NAK. Sam Ock and J. Han are familiar names from the group known as AMP, and they make up the heart of The Movement, Vol I. With a roster consisting of freshmen, sophomores and veterans of the business, the album brings a diverse variety of sounds and styles

Motorhead Postpone Paris Concert, Issue Statement

Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris and subsequent border lockdown have forced Motörhead to postpone their Sunday concert in the city. The band’s crew, trucks and buses are unable to cross the border into France for the gig, which was to take place at concert venue the Zenith. The group intends to reschedule the gig for an unspecified date in January. Bono on Paris Attack: ‘This Could Be Me or You at a Show’ “Our hearts go out to all who have suffered in Paris tonight. We are so sorry; it is so utterly horrific,” the group wrote in a statement.

Over 100 Dead After Paris Concert Terrorist Attack

UPDATE 3: Police are reporting that around 118 people have died following the attack on Bataclan, according to The Guardian . At least 40 died in separate attacks. UPDATE 2: The hostage situation in Bataclan is over, according to  The New York Times , following a raid by French police. Authorities killed two of the captors, who attacked police with hand grenades. UPDATE: Eagles of Death Metal have issued a statement on Facebook . “We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew,” they wrote. “Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.” Shots rang out Friday night at Bataclan, a music venue in Paris where Eagles of Death Metal were playing, with more than 100 people dying and many attendees taken hostage as a result of the terrorist attack, according to ITV News . Michael Dorio, brother of the group’s drummer Julian Dorio, told ABC News that there were approximately 1,500 people in the venue at the time of the attack.

John Lennon Tribute Show to Feature Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson

An impressive collection of John Lennon ‘s fans and peers will gather to celebrate what would have been the singer-songwriter’s 75th birthday this year with a star-studded tribute concert. Willie Nelson , Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler , the Killers’ Brandon Flowers , Sheryl Crow and Eric Church will all perform at New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 5th to honor the former Beatle in a program titled Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert . The show will be broadcast on AMC on December 19th at 9 p.m. EST. Yoko Ono Plans Human Peace Sign for John Lennon’s 75th Other performers include Peter Frampton, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Morello, Aloe Blacc, Juanes, Train’s Pat Monahan, Chris Stapleton and the Roots. The show’s producers will announce more performers prior to the concert.

Little Big Town to Salute Gregg Allman on New Season of Web Series

Founding member of the Allman Brothers and legendary Southern rocker Gregg Allman will kick off the second season of the intimate live-performance webcast Skyville Live , joined by country stars Little Big Town and bluesman Taj Mahal. 13 Best Things We Saw at Peach Fest 2015 Airing December 11th at 8:00 p.m. ET exclusively on, the concert promises a night of exciting collaborations between the diverse lineup, as well as a celebration of Allman’s contribution to American music — including iconic hits like “Whipping Post,” “Midnight Rider” and “Melissa.” Filmed in Nashville in front of a studio audience, the performances will be live-streamed in full HD. The unique, mobile-device-ready show’s first season kicked off in January with the soulful stylings of Gladys Knight, Martina McBride and Estelle, and was followed in April by a country mashup of epic proportions  — a salute to Kris Kristofferson that featured guests Lady Antebellum, Jason Isbell and Brandy Clark. Allman is currently touring in support of his latest album, Gregg Allman Live: Back in Macon, GA .

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