AEG Entertainment has cut all ties to Randy Phillips. They fired him. No thank you for your services. No what will be happening with him or anything. A year after signing a 5 year contract, he has been let go.
Deadline broke the story earlier today.
Randy Phillips first signed with AEG back in 2002. Jay Marciano who was COO is now chairman and will be running the company with Paul Tollett, John Meglen, Shawn Trell and Rick Mueller.
AEG is the world's number 2 concert promoter behind Live Nation.
It is pretty safe to assume that because of the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit and bumping heads with top artists that are now with Live Nation mostly caused Phillips firing. They stood by him during the trial but now that it is past, it is time to move up, and move on.-DocFB
Diagnosis: We have a feeling top artists with Live Nation might be getting a little bit more money if they use AEG on their next tour.
The Michael Jackson AEG trial verdict is in and AEG LIve has been ruled NOT liable for the wrongful death lawsuit of Michael Jackson.
Diagnosis: Where was the woman with the doves?
The Rolling Stones officially announced the kick off date of their "50 & Counting Tour" being May 2nd at the Staple Center in Los Angeles.
The tour debut will be followed by performances in Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.
The Los Angeles, Anaheim and Philadelphia shows will go on sale April 15th at 10 A.M., local times.
As a part of the general on sale, there are a variety of ticket prices including over a 1,000 tickets per show at $85 (including service charges). Some will be among the best seats in the house in the Tongue Pit, with others spread around the arena. These tickets will be sold as a pair. You will find out your seat location when you pick them up the night of the show.
This is the first tour the Stones are doing with AEG.
For a list of current tour dates, click on the continue reading button below.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The tongue pit? Interesting.....
It was a unanimous vote in Los Angeles yesterday for AEG to build a football stadium that will cost the L.A. tax-payers next to nothing. The one thing; they will not build the stadium next to the Staple Center until a football team agrees to move there.
It was rumored the St. Louis Rams and The Minnesota Vikings were wanting to move there, but with each time having a contract with each of their cities, it is not likely going to happen. Then which two teams are favored to move to Los Angeles? A hint; both are already in California.
According to ESPN Analyst Adam Schefler, the two teams most likely to move to Los Angeles are The Oakland Raiders or The San Diego Chargers. Sigh.
I know a lot of people who would love for the Raiders to move back to L.A. Friends Big Game Dave and GK Raider come to mind. As A Dallas Cowboy fan, I don't really care either way. I would have loved for L.A. to get the Rams and rename them. Say rename them the L.A. Express to take it back to the old USFL days. A lot of baggage comes with the Raiders. I am not calling Al Davis baggage but having to deal with him is not exactly a cake walk.
I know L.A. wants a football team again but do they want the Raiders?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Anyone Else Baby? Ok Ok, Just Win Baby
Here is a campaign started by Michael Jackson fans entitled; "This Is Not It" and either features some pretty powerful stuff or some off the wall (no pun intended) claims, depending on who you are.
I ask you to watch it and give your honest opinion. They have a better clip on the site ThisIsNOTIt but not for me to embed or other sites. They may want to change that OR contact me to where it is and I will gladly put it up.
For now, watch this and let me know what you think. Randy Phillips, where you at?-Dr.FB
Here is Michael Jackson's "new" song called "This Is It" sung by Saifre? 17 years ago?
Well, this is interesting. It seems Michael Jackson's "This Is It", which was written in 1991, was given to the female singer Safire and was written with Michael and Paul Anka.
What gives? He names the tour that was to take place before his death "This Is It" so it seems there were plans(?) to go into his unreleased catalog and release it....or was it all some weird coincidence?
Safire had a HUGE HUGE hit in 1987 called "Let Me Be The One" and is a freestlye classic. "This Is It" was to be released on her "I Wasn't Born Yesterday" CD but was never released.
Sony? AEG? Any explanation?
Michael Jackson fans, how do you feel?-Dr.FB
Katherine Jackson won and Michael Jackson will be buried soon at Forest Lawn. The brothers were hoping to bury him at Neverland and make money off of him by making Neverland an attraction. Gotta love family, right?
Also, AEG's iron clad insurance policy they took out on Michael before his death isn't so iron clad after all according to TMZ.
They state that The Lloyd's of London policy -- taken out by AEG in case Jackson didn't perform his London concerts -- did not cover death related to illegal drug use.
AEG claims they are $30 million in the hole n the policy was for $17 million. What happened to that $60 million made of rehearsal footage?
Randy Phillips, where you at?-Dr.FB
L. Londel McMillian, the Jackson Family lawyer has issued a statement making it clear he wants Katherine Jackson to be a co-executor and that she is not being let to see the contract Michael Jackson signed with AEG.
McMillan claims the co-executors are imposing unreasonable demands on Katherine -- requiring her to make special promises of confidentiality for the benefit of AEG.
The co-executors have maintained all along they were the ones Michael selected to manage the estate and they are doing their job.
TMZ will keep covering and I will keep getting frustrated how so many stories came out of one man's death.-Dr.FB
AEG has just sold over 80 hours of Michael Jackson's This Is It rehearsal footage to SONY. As we told you yesterday, SONY plans to make a movie out of the footage and then release it as a DVD.
We knew the deal would get finished quickly as AEG was doing the deal directly and without any involvement from the Jackson Family.
$60 millon dollars? Guess AEG did make a profit off his death now didn't they?-Dr.FB