A Word With: Irving Azoff, a Hard-Charging Artists’ Manager – The New York Times

Posted: March 6, 2016 by Jimmy Cummings in Non-Local Bands, Other Music News
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LOS ANGELES — In the music business, an artist’s personal manager is usually a behind-the-scenes figure, the negotiator and taskmaster unseen by the general public.

And then there is Irving Azoff, the bombastic super-manager of the Eagles, Steely Dan, Van Halen, Christina Aguilera and other stars, who made his reputation in the 1970s by securing top-dollar deals for his clients. His behavior was so outrageous that Rolling Stone sent Cameron Crowe to write a profile of him. In one oft-repeated anecdote, he once used a chain saw to cut through a hotel room wall. Read Full Article.

Source: A Word With: Irving Azoff, a Hard-Charging Artists’ Manager – The New York Times

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