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Cheyenne Productions files lawsuit against Chuck Berry
Friday, 30. January 2009 - 00:22


Something which was already announced in August 2008 has become reality
on Wednesday: Chuck Berry is being sued by his longtime agent Cheyenne Productions.
View the complaint (13 pages) by clicking here.

Find below selected press articles about the case:
www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/0C9BB78B6796B57C8625754D000553AB?OpenDocument
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aG03Ix4FCNXU&refer=muse
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MO_BERRY_SUED_MOOL-?SITE= MOSPL&SECTION...DEFAULT
www.kmov.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D9611T2G0.html
www.nbcactionnews.com/content/news/missouri/story/Booking-agent-sues-Chuck-Berry/jiUpVzFNKUK67DcVNHcS0Q.cspx
www.hdnews.net/wirestories/j1048-BC-MO-BerrySued-01-29-0182

Source: Cheyenne Productions

Additional Tina Turner tourdates & Bruce Springsteen World Tour 2009
Tuesday, 27. January 2009 - 19:28



4/17/09 Oslo, Norway Telenor Arena
4/19/09 Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
4/23/09 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
4/24/09 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
4/29/09 Paris, France Palais Omnisports de Bercy
4/30/09 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis



11.01.09 - Beverly Hills, CA - Beverly Hilton Hotel
17.01.09 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Memorial
18.01.09 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Memorial
19.01.09 - New York, NY - Rockefeller Center
26.01.09 - New York, NY - Rockefeller Center
01.02.09 - Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium
01.04.09 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
03.04.09 - Glendale, CA - Jobing.com Center
05.04.09 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
07.04.09 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
08.04.09 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
10.04.09 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Arena
15.04.09 - Los Angeles, CA - L.A. Sports Arena
21.04.09 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
22.04.09 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
24.04.09 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
26.04.09 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
28.04.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
29.04.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
02.05.09 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
04.05.09 - Hempstead, NY - Nassau Veterans Mem. Col.
05.05.09 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
07.05.09 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
08.05.09 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
11.05.09 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
12.05.09 - Chicago, IL - United Center
14.05.09 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
15.05.09 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
18.05.09 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
19.05.09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
21.05.09 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
23.05.09 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
30.05.09 - Landgraaf, Holland - Pinkpop Festival
02.06.09 - Tampere, Finland - Ratina
04.06.09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Stadium
05.06.09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Stadium
07.06.09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Stadium
09.06.09 - Bergen, Norway - Bergenhus Festning
10.06.09 - Bergen, Norway - Bergenhus Festning
20.06.09 - Newcastle, England
22.06.09 - Berlin, Germany
25.06.09 - Manchester, England
27.06.09 - Glastonbury, England - Glastonbury Festival
28.06.09 - London, England - Hyde Park
30.06.09 - Bern, Switzerland
02.07.09 - Munich, Germany - Olympic Stadium
03.07.09 - Frankfurt, Germany - Commerzbank Arena
05.07.09 - Vienna, Austria - Ernst Happel Stadion
08.07.09 - Herning, Denmark - MCH Outdoor Arena
11.07.09 - Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena
13.07.09 - Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena
14.07.09 - Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena
16.07.09 - Carhaix, France - Festival Des Vieilles Charrues
19.07.09 - Rome, Italy - Stadio Olympico
21.07.09 - Turino, Italy - Stadio Olympico
23.07.09 - Udine, Italy - Stadio Friuli
26.07.09 - Bilbao, Spain - San Mames Stadium
28.07.09 - Benidorm, Spain - Estadio Municipal De Foietes
30.07.09 - Sevilla, Spain - Olympic Stadium
01.08.09 - Valladolid, Spain - Estadio Jose Zorrilla
02.08.09 - Santiago, Spain - Monte Del Gozo

Source: Wolfgang Guhl

Toulouse show cancelled
Thursday, 15. January 2009 - 20:32


Please note that Chuck Berry's show at Halle Aux Grains in Toulouse, France; scheduled for
March 29th 2009 has been cancelled.

Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Source: Havana Production

Legends On Tour in Europe 2009 UPDATE
Tuesday, 13. January 2009 - 14:29


Jerry Lee Lewis & Linda Gail Lewis European Tour has been postponed to October 2009.

While Diba International Concerts and Cheyenne Productions have taken Chuck Berry
off their artist rooster, he will continue to tour the world. As soon as new dates get
announced they will be listed on chuckberry.de

Source: Diba International Concerts | Cheyenne Productions

Legends On Tour in Europe 2009
Monday, 05. January 2009 - 19:25


2009, a new year and new tours. Here is what we can expect:

Source: Diba International Concerts | Cheyenne Productions

Ronnie Wood remembers Bo Diddley
Sunday, 04. January 2009 - 15:35


BO DIDDLEY

The legendary musician, who died aged 79 on 2 June, is remembered by the Rolling Stones' guitarist, his friend for 40 years

Ronnie Wood, The Observer, Sunday 14 December 2008

Back in the Sixties, when I was with my first group, the Birds, me and the bass player, Kim Gardner, used to really enjoy listening to Bo's songs - funny ones such as 'Say Man' (sample line: 'You look like you've been whooped with an ugly stick'). We loved all the freaky sound effects on his records. His sound, which has been described as the devil moving his furniture, still turns me on today. All those early Bo Diddley recordings on Chess Records are absolutely brilliant.

The first time I met him was back in the Sixties at the 100 Club [in London]. He was topping the bill and the Birds were one of the support acts, but he didn't have a band with him so he asked us if we could back him up. What made him so great was his freedom, his reckless abandon, and the confidence that shone through in his music. He could break and change a guitar string onstage without stopping the song. I toured with him for the best part of a year in the Eighties and we had great fun. I got to know him really well and he was always very affectionate towards me.

Bo was quite a regular guy. He would more or less sit you on his knee, a bit like your granddad, and tell you a story about back in the old days and how he never used to understand racial segregation. 'There's a tap over here for black people and a tap over there for white people,' he'd say, 'but the pipe is joined underneath. It's the same pipe.'

It was an honour to play with him. I'd have the respect to let him take the lead, and he respected me a lot, too, and gave me my own little solo section during the show. He would take my suggestions. I'd say: 'Come on, let's do "You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover",' and he'd go: 'Oh yeah, you like that one?' I'd suggest 'I'm a Man' and he'd say: 'I wrote that, you know.' I'd say: 'Oh, I thought Muddy Waters wrote that.' 'Nah, he wrote "Mannish Boy".' 'But it's the same song!' He and Muddy Waters had that friendly rivalry all through their lives.

He made me laugh. He was cheerful, positive and very encouraging. He always regarded himself as God's gift to women, thought he was really fantastic looking. You had to be 'a real round mound of sound, y'know' to attract the girls. He wouldn't go for a beer with us after the show, though. He was very rigorous. He'd be back in his room in his underpants and his cowboy hat and his sheriff's badge, ordering White Tower burgers. He'd have five cheeseburgers and four regular burgers. Compared to him they were only the size of a dime. He was a bit like Bluto in the Popeye cartoons.

I'll always remember a piece of advice he gave me. I got him in the dressing room and said: 'We're with this record company called Decca and they're really not doing anything for us. What do you think I should do?' 'Well,' he said, 'go into their office and say: "If you ain't gonna ****, get off the pot."'

It was really just such an honour and a pleasure to meet him. He is part of the DNA of rock 'n' roll, but like many great musicians he never got the credit he was due. It's a shame that he's gone, but you can still hear his influence in music today. The Bo Diddley effect lives on - and I think it'll only get stronger.

guardian.co.uk Guardian News and Media Limited 2008

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/dec/14/ronnie-wood-remembers-bo-diddley

Source: David Blakey