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December 2015

G 'N R, LCD Soundsystem to headline Coachella (New York Times, December 30)

Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead dies at 70 of cancer (Consequence of Sound, December 28)

LCD Soundsystem offers first song in five years (Standard Time, December 25)

Radiohead releases would be Bond song (Standard Time, December 25)

Janet Jackson postpones tour, needs surgery (New York Times, December 24)

The Beatles give Xmas present to fans - streaming (Standard Time, December 23)

Record producer Snuff Garrett dies (New York Times, December 23)

Cheap Trick drummer on HOF, band split (Rolling Stone, December 22)

Weiland death ruled accidental overdose (Rolling Stone, December 18)

New PJ Harvey release coming in '16 (Standard Time, December 18)

Cheap Trick signs with Big Machine (Standard Time, December 17)

Adele unveils North American tour (Standard Time, December 14)

Police find drugs on Weiland bus (TMZ, December 9)

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations (New York Times, December 7)

Scott Weiland's ex pens open letter on his death (Rolling Stone, December 7)

Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood to become father of twins (NME, December 7)

Scott Weiland found dead (TMZ, December 4)

Coldplay plays Super Bowl 50 (Rolling Stone, December 3)


November 2015

Adele announces first tour in five years (Pollstar, November 27)

Adele sets sales record (Billboard, November 24)

Eagle of Death Metals killed in Paris attacks (Rolling Stone, November 14)

Motorhead drummer Phil Taylor dies (New York Times, November 12)

Stones may record in January (ABC News Radio, November 12)

New Orleans R&B master Allen Toussaint dies at 77 (New York Times, November 10)

Stones visit Latin America in '16 (Billboard, November 5)


October 2015

Bowie announces new release (Standard Time, October 26)

Three Dog Night singer Cory Wells dies at 74 (Billboard, October 21)

Conde Nast buys Pitchfork (New York Times, October 13)

Tyler tells Trump to dream on about "Dream On" (Associated Press, October 11)

Enya announces "Dark Sky Island" (Standard Time, October 8)

Rihanna releases album cover (Standard Time, October 8)

Pandora buys Ticketfly (Billboard, October 7)


September 2015

Soul survivor of Otis Redding crash dies (New York Times, September 23)

Ryan Adams gives his take on Swift's "1989" (Rolling Stone, September 21)

Janet Jackson cancels iHeartRadio Festival gig (Billboard, September 18)

The Who postpone 50th anniversary tour, Daltrey sick (Standard Time, September 18)

Smith sings Bond theme song (Standard Time, September 8)

Avicii postpones tour (Billboard, September 2)


August 2015

The VMAs take center stage (CBS News, August 30)

Pink Floyd is done, says GIlmour (Billboard, August 14)


July 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22 (Billboard, July 26)

Singer, actor Theodore Bikel dies at 91 (Variety, July 21)

Mastodon cancels tour dates (Standard Time, July 20)

Judge cuts "Blurred Lines" award for Gaye estate (New York Times/AP, July 14)

Mexican star Sebastian dies of cancer (Billboard, July 13)

Prince removes music from streaming services, except Tidal (Radio.com, July 1)


June 2015

Composer James Horner dies in plane crash (The Hollywood Reporter, June 22)

Holmes Brother dies (Standard Time, June 19)

Love returns with new album (Standard Time, June 18)

Foo Fighters bag tour after Grohl breaks leg (Standard Time, June 16)

Trump doesn't rock Young's world (Standard Time, June 16)

Sax man Ornette Coleman dies at 85 (New York Times, June 11)

Rapper Rick Ross arrested on pot charge (Atlanta Journal Constitution, June 10)


May 2015

U2 road manager dies. (Standard Time, May 27)

Public Image Ltd. announces tour, album (Paste, May 18)

Sam Smith undergoes successful vocal chord surgery (People, May 18)

American Idol to end (Standard Time, May 10)

Hot Chocolate singer dies at 71 (New York Times, May 6)

Ben E. King, of "Stand by Me" fame, dies (Billboard, May 1)


April 2015

Mitchell reportedly in coma, unresponsive (TMZ, April 28)

Sam Smith damages vocal cord, cancels Aussie tour (Billboard, April 28)

Percy Sledge dies at 73 (New York Times/AP, April 14)

fun. singer Nate Ruess announces debut (Standard Time, April 6)

New disc coming from Ocean in July (Standard Time, April 6)

New Stones music coming (New York Times, April 5)


March 2015

Stones return to States, reissue "Sticky Fingers" (Standard Time, March 31)

Jay Z and friends go Tidal (New York Times, March 30)

Rihanna puts her money on "Bitch Better" (Standard Time, March 26)

Malik leaves One Direction (Standard Time, March 25)

David Byrne joins his own tributet (Rolling Stone, March 24)

Phish launches summer tour, Magnball (Standard Time, March 18)

Free bassist Andy Fraser dies (Billboard, March 17)

Three Dog Night keyboardist passes away (New York Times/AP, March 15)

No blurred lines, Thicke, Williams must pay Gaye estate (Variety, March 10)

Blood, Sweat & Tears trumpet trailblazer dies (New York Times, March 9)

Problems abound, Iggy reschedules tour (Billboard, March 9)

Pink Floyd's Gilmour announces tour (Standard Time, March 5)


February 2015

Album sales to move to Fridays world-wide (New York Times, February 26)

Brith Awards: and the winner is (BBC, February 25)

Trumpet ace Clark Terry dies at 94 (New York Times, February 23)

Blur announces first disc in 12 years (Standard Time, February 19)

Minaj road crew member killed, another stabbed (Billboard, February 18)

Vanilla Ice arrested in home burglary (CNN, February 18)

Lady Gaga gets engaged (People, February 16)

Lesley Gore dies at 68 (New York Times/AP, February 16)

Florence + The Machine announces new album (Standard Time, February 12)

Barenaked Ladies spend Last Summer on Earth on the road (Standard Time, February 10)

Beck, Smith win at the Grammys (Washington Post, February 8)

Rodgers, CHIC return to Warner (Standard Time, February 2)


January 2015

Knight charged in fatal accident (Los Angeles Times, January 30)

Suge Knight involved in fatal hit and run (Hollywood Reporter, January 29)

Tom Petty, Sam Smith work out issues (Billboard, January 29)

Knopfler tours in September (Standard Time, January 26)

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese dead at 70 (New York Times, January 26)

Dead reunite for Chicago shows (Billboard, January 16)

Kim Fowley, Runaways producer, dies at 75 (Rolling Stone, January 15)

Lambert moves onto Warner, works with Max Martin (Billboard, January 15)

Death Cab For Cutie drops "Kintsugi" (Standard Time, January 12)

AC/DC, Drake, White headline Coachella (Standard Time, January 6)

Benji Madden, Cameron Diaz tie the knot (People, January 5)

Black Keys' Carney dislocates shoulder (Rolling Stone, January 4)

U2: 2014 from A to Z (U2.com, January 1)



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