Allen Kovac of Eleven Seven Music Group Wins an AIM Award

Music industry legend and Eleven Seven Music and 10th Street Entertainment CEO Allen Kovac (Mötley Crüe, Duran Duran, The Cranberries, Bad Wolves) has been honored at the AIM Independent Music Awards with the “Innovator Award”. The ceremony in London saw Sir Richard Branson congratulate Allen via a special video message. Presented by Helen Smith, Executive Chair of IMPALA, a special video was sent by Sir Richard Branson, congratulating Allen and recognizing his role as an influential figure in the global music industry. Continue reading

Woodstock 94 – Twenty-Five Years Later

It started with an old-fashioned idea. The optimism of the hippies met wit the activism of the more rebellious factions of society to create a powderkeg of activism and art in the late 1960s to create Woodstock. The fest could have been an unmitigated disaster that would have made Fyre festival look good. However, it would have a lasting cultural impact even the future decades rode on. With an eye on capturing that spirit again, and raking in a lot of money, the original founders of Woodstock create Woodstock `94: 2 More Days of Peace and Music, but officially it was three days. Continue reading

The Cranberries Release New Single From Final Album – “All Over Now”:

One year ago today the light went out of the world just a little, as The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan died in London. She was just 46 years old, and by all accounts had a lot of music left in her. One year after her passing, the band has released a new single from their upcoming final album In The End (BMG). You can now purchase and stream the single ‘All Over Now’ and pre-order the album below. Continue reading

October 19th 2018 New Music Releases

 

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Dolores O’Riordan Of The Cranberries Cause Of Death Revealed

According to a report released by BBC News today, The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan died by drowning due to alcohol intoxication. In what the coroner termed “a tragic accident” the west London coroner’s court heard during an inquest that she had been drinking heavily before she was found dead in room 2005 of the Park Lane Hilton hotel in Park Lane, London in the morning of January 15. She was found by a maid the morning after she checked into the hotel. She was submerged face up in the bath, wearing a long-sleeved vest and pyjama bottoms. When paramedics arrived, police were performing CPR on her in the bathroom. At 9:16 a.m., she was declared dead. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Joined By Singer’s Mom At Hometown Show

There is likely no better feeling than a hometown show for a band. Bad Wolves knows this as they played New Jersey this past weekend, home state to several members of the band. They were joined by Singer Tommy Vext’s mom, and guest shred guitarist Angel Vivaldi for their mega-hit cover of “Zombie”. Watch the performance below. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Receive Platinum Record For “Zombie”

Chart-topping metal band Bad Wolves have received a Platinum record in the USA for their runaway hit “Zombie”, a cover of The Cranberries 1993 classic. Notably, the band is the first rock band to reach platinum for a 2018 release and the first since Imagine Dragons in 2017. The plaque was presented to Bad Wolves by their co-manager, Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch), Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac, and promoters Larry and Fred Frank of Frank Productions/Live Nation prior to their set at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. Normally at Ghost Cult, we don’t pay attention to charts, popularity or what a band sells, but this is a momentous moment for a metal band, and all the proceeds (over #$250,000 USD) from the single have gone to the children of singer Dolores O’Riordan, for whom the track is dedicated.  Continue reading