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2011 News Archives



December 2011

Katy Perry, Russell Brand split (People, December 30)

Kelly Clarkson endoses Ron Paul (US Weekly, December 29)

Lady Gaga assistant sues singer (MSNBC, December 28)

Peter Frampton sues A&M over digital royalties (Billboard, December 28)

Sinead O'Connor ends marraige after 18 days (Billboard, December 27)

Van Halen reunites with Roth, plans CD, tour (MTV, December 27)

Jazz man Sam Rivers dies at 88 (New York Times, December 27)

Courtney Love challenges eviction in Manhattan court (Rolling Stone, December 22)

Etta James ill with terminal cancer (Los Angeles Times, December 17)

The Beach Boys reunite for new album, tour (Standard Time, December 17)

Singer Cesar Evoria dead at 70 (Rolling Stone, December 17)

Britney Spears engaged (US Weekly, December 16)

Foster the People plan '12 tour (Pollstar, December 14)

Madonna signs with Interscope (Billboard, December 14)

Matisyahu shaves (Rolling Stone, December 14)

Coldplay announces summer tour (Standard Time, December 8)

Rock Hall inducts Chili Peppers, Beasties (Washington Post, December 7)

Tom Petty headlines Isle of Wight (Rolling Stone, December 6)

Soul singer Howard Tate dies at 72 (Billboard, December 6)

Madonna plays Super Bowl (New York Times, December 5)

Ringo readies new disc (Standard Time, December 5)

Bluesman Hubert Sumlin dies at 80 (Chicago Sun Times, December 4)


November 2011

Don McLean tells the truth behind "American Pie" (New York Times, November 29)

Michael Jackson doctor gets four years (New York Times, November 29)

Red Hot Chili Peppers launch tour in January (Standard Time, November 28)

Allmans announce deal, hit road (Standard Time, November 22)

Black Eyed Peas take break (Billboard, November 22)

Andrea True of "More More More" fame, dies at 68 (Spinner.com, November 21)

Springsteen plans tour, new CD (Rolling Stone, November 20)

Adele thanks fans (Standard Time, November 14)

Black Sabbath reunites for tour, CD (Billboard, November 14)

Kelly Clarkson announces Stronger tour (Standard Time, November 14)

Texas bluesman Doyle Bramhall dead at 62 (Houston Chronicle, November 12)

Katy Perry plays for free (Standard Time, November 11)

Heavy D dead at 44 (New York Times, November 8)

Michael Jackson doc found guilty (New York Times, November 7)


October 2011

Posthumous Amy Winehouse CD due in December (Rolling Stone, October 31)

Green Day plays secret NYC gig (Rolling Stone, October 28)

Alcohol causes Winehouse death (Daily Mirror, October 26)

Steven Tyler hospitalized after falling in hotel roo (Billboard, October 25)

New Leonard Cohen CD coming in January (Rolling Stoneq, October 25)

Paul Simon slates Graceland tour (Billboard, October 11)

Paul McCartney marries again (THe Mirror, October 10)

Former Weezer bassist dead at 40 (AP, October 9)

The Cranberries plan '12 CD (Billboard, October 5)

British folkie Bert Jansch dies at 67 (Rolling Stone, October 5)


September 2011

Justin Timberlake to play Casablanca founder in biopic (Deadline.com, September 26)

Arcade Fire singer wins 3 point contest over NBA player (Huffington Post, September 22)

REM calls it quits (Standard Time, September 21)

My Chemical Romance boots drummer (Billboard, September 5)

Justin Timberlake lays surprise gig (Billboard, September 1)


August 2011

Adele, Katy Perry clean up at VMAs (Billboard, August 29)

Beyonce is pregnant (MTV, August 29)

Delta bluesman David Honeyboy Edwards dies at 96 (New York Times, August 29)

Aretha returns to action (Billboard, August 26)

Songwriter Jerry Leiber dies (New York Times, August 22)

Songwriter Nickolas Ashford dies at 70 (Reuters, August 22)

Deaths result at Belgium festival (MSNBC, August 18)

Jani Lane of Warrant dies at 47 (Billboard, August 12)

New disc from Coldplay coming in October (Standard Time, August 12)

The Monkees cancel end of tour (BBC, August 11)

Gavin DeGraw hospitalized after attack in New York (The Hollywood Reporter, August 8)

Coheed and Cambria bassist bounced from band (Billboard, August 4)

Coldplay plays tonight on TV (Standard Time, August 3)

Kings of Leon cancel tour (Rolling Stone, August 1)


July 2011

America's Dan Peek dies at 60 (Reuters, July 26)

Colombian salsa star Joe Arroyo dies (Billboard, July 26)

Townsend says The Who will tour Quadrophenia (Rolling Stone, July 26)

Amy Winehouse dead at 27 (New York Times, July 23)

Bob Seger announces a new tour (Standard Time, July 19)

DMX gets out of jail (MTV, July 19)

Paul McCartney plays Yankee Stadium (New York Times, July 18)

Red Hot Chili Peppers release new song (Standard Time, July 14)

Rilo Kiley splits (Rolling Stone, July 13)

Portisthead to tour U.S. (Pollstar, July 11)

Coheed bassist arrested on armed robbery charge (The Hollywood Reporter, July 10)

Motorhead guitarist Wurzel dies at 61 (Guardian, July 10)

Fire at Dallas show ends Rihanna gig (Billboard, July 10)

Food poisoning slows Katy Perry tour (Billboard, July 8)

Noel Gallagher unveils plans (Standard Time, July 6)


June 2011

Lynyrd Skynyrd plans new CD (Billboard, June 30)

David Gray goes with Groupon (Standard Time, June 28)

Tom Petty tells Michele Bachmann to stop playing his song (Standard Time, June 28)

Sly Stone plots comeback (Digital Spy, June 27)

Big Audio Dynamite announce tour (Standard Time, June 24)

Sean Kingston released from hospital (MTV, June 24)

Amy Winehouse cancels shows, returns to England (Inquirer.com, June 19)

Clarence Clemons dies at 69 of stroke (New York Times, June 19)

Metallica, Lou Reed record together (Rolling Stone, June 16)

Clarence Clemons suffers stroke (Rolling Stone, June 13)

Flo Rida arrested in Florida for DUI (Billboard, June 9)

Coldplay releases new single (Standard Time, June 3)

Coachella expands fest to two weekends (Billboard, June 1)


May 2011

Adele postpones shows (Standard Time, May 31)

Lady Gaga sells 1.11 million (Billboard, May 31)

Sean Kingston hurt in waterski crash (Miami Herald, May 30)

Black poet-singer Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62 (New York Times, May 28)

Scotty McCreery wins American Idol (LA Times, May 25)

Sondre Lerche plans tour, release CD (Standard Time, May 25)

You Light Up My Life writer found dead (New York Times, May 22)

Aretha kicks off tour in Chicago (Rolling Stone, May 20)

Die Krupps forced to shelve US tour (Standard Time, May 17)

McCartney makes plans (Rolling Stone, May 16)

Keith Richards works on X-pensive Winos project (Billboard, May 12)

PInk Floyd reunites at London show (Rolling Stone, May 12)

Amanda Palmer arrested for Amsterdam performance (Boston.com, May 11)

Paul McCartney is engaged (USA Today, May 6)

Warner being sold for $3.3B (New York Times, May 6)

The Decemberists Jenny Conlee battles breast cancer (Standard Time, May 3)

Lady Gaga reveals track listing (Rolling Stone, May 2)


April 2011

Bon Jovi tours without Sambora (Rolling Stone, April 29)

Steven Tyler offers solo single (Billboard, April 28)

Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex dies (New York Times, April 26)

Justin Bieber plays Israel (Billboard, April 15)

Kate Bush releases new music, sort of (Standard Time, April 12)

Chicago bluesman Lacy Gibson dies (Standard Time, April 12)

U2's 360 becomes most successful tour ever (Billboard, April 11)

Prince plays 21 nights in LA (Billboard, April 8)

Bob Dylan plays China (Rolling Stone, April 7)


March 2011

Billy Joel cancels memoir (Associated Press, March 31)

Enrique Iglesias quits Britney tour hours after announcement (Billboard, March 29)

Bob Seger starts tour (Royal Oak, Mich. Daily Tribune, March 27)

Yes record new disc (Rolling Stone, March 25)

Chris Brown melts down (People, March 22)

Rihanna ticket sales are slow (NY Post, March 22)

Eddie Vedder slates solo CD (Standard Time, March 21)

Bluesman Pinetop Perkins dies at 97 (Austin 360, March 21)

Life at SXSW with Arcade Fire (Billboard, March 17)

Rapper Nate Dogg dies at 41 (E Online, March 16)

Rock Hall of Fame inducts new members (New York Times, March 15)

TV on the Radio bassist being treated for cancer (Standard Time, March 15)

Blues singer Big Jack Johnson dies (Standard Time, March 14)

"Smile from Beach Boys coming out this year (Rolling Stone, March 11)

Dave Matthews Band organizes caravan (Standard Time, March 9)

Lady Gaga ends Target deal (Rolling Stone, March 9)

Manzarek, Roy Rogers team up on new CD (Standard Time, March 9)

Former Alic in Chains member dead at 44 (Reuters, March 8)

Soul Asylum plans new CD (Rolling Stone, March 4)

Tunstall flies solo (Standard Time, March 2)

Christina Aguilera arrested in LA for public drunkenness (LA Times, March 1)


February 2011

Bob Dylan girlfriend from '60s, muse of songs, dies (Rolling Stone, February 27)

Chris Brown allowed near Rihanna (Billboard, February 23)

Marcia Ball readies new CD (Standard Time, February 23)

Rufus Wainwright becomes father (Standard Time, February 21)

Radiohead releases CD one day early (Billboard, February 18)

Rod Stewart becomes father for eighth time (BBC, February 17)

Bruno Mars pleads out on coke charge (CNN, February 16)

The Cars reunited with new CD coming (Rolling Stone, February 16)

Death Cab for Cutie announces new CD (Standard Time, February 15)

Mars, MonŠe launch co-headline tour (Standard Time, February 15)

Shakira attends Harvard (The Crimson, February 15)

Josh Groban announces tour (Standard Time, February 14)

Radiohead surprises with new CD (Standard Time, February 14)

Jazz pianist George Shearing dies at 91 (BBC, February 14)

Beady Eyes coming to U.S. (Rolling Stone, February 11)

Lady Gaga releases new single "Born This Way" (MTV, February 11)

Rihanna gets loud this summer (Standard Time, February 10)

Ashley Simpson-Wentz files for divorce from Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz (People, February 9)

Bob Geldof re-emerges with new CD (Standard Time, February 8)

LCD Soundsystem announce final show (Rolling Stone, February 8)

Aguilera messes up Anthem (New York Times, February 6)

Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy dies (Billboard, February 6)

Duff McKagan's Loaded ready for "The Taking" (Standard Time, February 3)

Pet Shop Boys write ballet (Standard Time, February 2)

White Stripes split (New York Times, February 2)


January 2011

Fleet Floxes slate tour, new CD (Standard Time, January 31)

James Bond film composer John Barry dies (BBC, January 31)

Bob Seger looks to tour (Rolling Stone, January 28)

The Marvelettes former lead singer dies (Detroit Free Press, January 27)

Amos Lee pushes new CD (Standard Time, January 25)

Stephen Kellog, Tift Merritt tour together (Standard Time, January 25)

Jennifer Hudson releases new single today (Standard Time, January 24)

Kanye, Kings of Leon, Duran Duran play Coachella (MTV, January 19)

Katy Perry announces U.S. tour (Standard Time, January 19)

Panic! At The Disco lives with "Vices & Virtues" (Standard Time, January 18)

Don Kirshner dead at 76 (Rolling Stone, January 18)

Snoop Dogg travels the "Doggumentary" root (Standard Time, January 18)

Ted Leo postpones tour (Pollstar, January 17)

Usher walks off stage in Berlin, too sick to continue (People, January 14)

Green Day gets awesome as... (Standard Time, January 13)

Brandy, Ray J and family record together (Standard Time, January 12)

Debbie Friedman, singer of Jewish music, dies at 59 (New York Times, January 11)

Michael Jackson doc ordered to stand trial (LA Times, January 11)

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch is cancer free (BBC, January 7)

Kanye, Jay-Z single drops Tuesday (MTV, January 7)

Gerry Rafferty of Baker Street fame dies at 63 (New York Times, January 4)

Robbie Robertson releases first CD in 10 years (Standard Time, January 4)

Chuck Berry collapses in Chicago (CNN, January 2)

Lady Gaga announces new single, CD (Billboard, January 2)

N'dour to run for president of Senegal (Rolling Stone, January 2)



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