2013 News Archives

December 2013

  • U2 returns to Island Records (The Guardian, December 29)
  • Bieber retires, or does he? (MTV, December 25)
  • Two Pussy Riot members freed in Russia (New York Times, December 23)
  • Three 6 Mafia's Lord Infamous dead at 40 (Rolling Stone, December 21)
  • Shakira announces '14 disc with RCA (Standard Time, December 17)
  • Nirvana, KISS, E Street Band, Gabriel voted into R&R Hall of Fame (Rolling Stone, December 16)
  • Target won't sel Beyonce album (Billboard, December 16)
  • Beyonce announces, releases new disc today (New York Times/ AP, December 13)
  • Jazz guitarist Jim Hall dies at 83 (New York Times, December 10)
  • Metallica freezes 'em all in Antartica (Billboard, December 8)
  • Congo soukous singer Tabu Ley Rochereau dies (New York Times, December 7)
  • The 2014 Grammy nominees (Los Angeles Times, December 6)
  • Gaga announces tour (Rolling Stone, December 3)
  • Joel announces Garden residency (Standard Time, December 3)

November 2013

  • Lostprophets singer pleads guilty to child rape (Huffington Post, November 26)
  • Springsteen announces new disc (Standard Time, November 25)
  • Haim sets tour dates (Pollstar, November 19)
  • Lady Gaga mixes art, pop at Brooklyn party (Billboard, November 11)
  • Monae postpones tour dates to rest voice (Rolling Stone, November 6)

October 2013

  • Jonas Brothers call it a day (New York Times, October 29)
  • Beck signs with Capitol, new CD coming in '14 (Standard Time, October 28)
  • Lou Reed dead at 71 (Rolling Stone, October 27)
  • Drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson passes (New York Times, October 23)
  • Third Eye Blind ordered to pay former guitarist $438K (Billboard, October 22)
  • NYC's Roseland Ballroom closing in April (Billboard, October 18)
  • McCartney plays Queens high school (New York Times, October 8)
  • Pogues guitarist Chevron dies at 56 (New York Times, October 8)
  • Imagine Dragons return to the road in January (Pollstar, October 7)
  • Michael Jackson promoter cleared in his death (New York Times, October 2)

September 2013

  • Spears announces Vegas residence, album release (Billboard, September 17)
  • Gucci Mane arrested in Atlanta (Atlanta Constitution, September 14)
  • Luscious Jackson is back (Standard Time, September 12)
  • Bruno Mars plays Super Bowl half-time gig (Billboard, September 8)
  • Dion is "back to life" (Standard Time, September 3)
  • Korn announces fall festival (Billboard, September 3)
  • Electronic Zoo canceled after two drug deaths (New York Times, September 1)

August 2013

  • Music Man Murray dies at 92 (Los Angeles Times, August 31)
  • McCartney announces "New" album (Standard Time, August 29)
  • House of Blues Boston shut due to drug overdeath death, investigation (Boston Globe, August 28)
  • Cyrus announces new disc (Standard Time, August 26)
  • The low down from the VMAs (New York Times, August 26)
  • Jazz pianist Cedar Walton dies at 79 (New York Times, August 20)
  • Miguel arrested on DUI charge (TMZ, August 15)
  • Blunt sets fourth disc for release (Standard Time, August 14)
  • Gaga seeks "Applause" (Billboard, August 13)
  • Katy Perry gives a "Roar" (Entertainment Weekly, August 13)
  • Jazz keyboardist George Duke dies at 67 (Roll, August 6)
  • Tuvan throat singing star dies at 51 (New York Times, August 3)
  • Ex-wife gets restraining order against Jack White (Rolling Stone, August 2)

July 2013

  • Frankie Ocean cancels Aussie shows, tears vocal cord (Billboard, July 26)
  • Springsteen let off for parking tickets (The Guardian, July 26)
  • Pearl Jam plays Wrigley until 2 a.m. (Chicago Sun Times, July 20)
  • Bluesman T-Model Ford dies in Mississippi (New York Times, July 18)
  • Mazzy Star announces first disc in 17 years (Rolling Stone, July 16)
  • Stone Temple Pilots tour with Linkin Park's Bennington (Spin, July 15)
  • A funny thing on the way to a Dave Matthews show (New York Times/ AP, July 15)
  • Appendicitis halts Elton John tour (Billboard, July 9)
  • Knopfler signs with Verve, September disc coming (Standard Time, July 8)
  • Kriss Kross member died of drug overdose (Entertainment Weekly/AP, July 2)
  • Lemmy ill, Motorhead cancels shows (Loudwire, July 1)
  • The Pixies announce tour (Standard Time, July 1)

June 2013

  • Avenged Sevenfold hail the king (Standard Time, June 27)
  • Fat Joe faces jail for tax evasion (New York Times/ AP, June 24)
  • Blues singer Bobby "Blue" Bland dies at 83 (New York Times/ AP, June 23)
  • Travis returns (Standard Time, June 19)
  • Cyrus premieres new video (Standard Time, June 18)
  • Drake announces tour (Standard Time, June 17)
  • Jay-Z announces new disc (Stereogum, June 17)
  • Kim Deal leaves The Pixies (Rolling Stone, June 14)
  • The Beach Boys putting out "Made in California" (Standard Time, June 12)
  • Mumford & Sons postpones tour dates due to medical emergency (Standard Time, June 11)
  • Phoenix announces fall shows (Pollstar, June 10)
  • Robert Randolph debuts new song (Standard Time, June 10)
  • NIN announces release, tour dates (Standard Time, June 6)
  • Sting announces new CD (Standard Time, June 5)
  • The Smashin Pumpkins release new version of "The Aeroplane Flies High" (Standard Time, June 5)
  • Sharon Jones battles cancer, cancels tour (Standard Time, June 3)

May 2013

  • Stars come out for Boston Strong fundraiser concert (Boston Globe, May 31)
  • Frank Ocean crosses the Pond (Standard Time, May 30)
  • Jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller dies at 55 (New York Times, May 30)
  • NIN readies new CD, signs label deal (Standard Time, May 27)
  • Ray Manzarek of The Doors dead at 74 (Entertainment Weekly, May 20)
  • Singer Alan O'Day dies at 72 (Los Angeles Times, May 20)
  • Psy goes to Harvard (Boston Globe/AP, May 9)
  • Randy Jackson leaves Idol (New York Times, May 9)
  • Slayer guitarist dies of cirrhosis (Slayer web site, May 9)
  • As I Lay Dying singer arrested on charge of plotting to kill wife (Billboard, May 7)
  • Aerosmith cancels Indonesia gig over bomb threat (Rolling Stone, May 5)
  • Stones open tour in LA (Los Angeles Times, May 4)
  • Pepsico drops Lil Wayne over lyric (USA Today/AP, May 3)
  • Slayer's Jeff Hanneman dies of liver failure (New York Times, May 2)
  • Chris Kelle of Kriss Kross dead at 34 (Billboard, May 1)
  • Guitarist Bob Brozman dies at 59 (New York Times, May 1)

April 2013


March 2013

  • Producer Phil Ramone dies at 79 (New York Times, March 30)
  • Stones headline Glastonbury (Billboard, March 27)
  • McCartney announces 2013 tour (Standard Time, March 21)
  • Michelle Shock rants on gays (Billboard, March 21)
  • Lil Wayne goes home from hospital after six days (MTV, March 18)
  • Timberlake slates second CD this year (Hollywood Reporter, March 18)
  • Austin police chief praises efforts in wake of SXSW deadly crash (Statesman, March 13)
  • Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks dies (Billboard, March 12)
  • Justin Bieber goes to hospital after fainting during show (The Independent (UK)(, March 8)
  • Rolling Stones likely to play U.S. tour (Billboard, March 7)
  • Ten Years After's Alvin Lee dies at 68 (New York Times, March 7)
  • Justin Bieber ticks off fans for late show (BBC, March 5)
  • Lamb of God singer found not guilty in Czech court (Rolling Stone, March 5)

February 2013

  • Former Allmans member Dan Toler dies at 65 (Ticket Sarasota, February 25)
  • Skyfall wins Oscar (Huffington Post, February 24)
  • Bluesman Magic Slim dies (New York Times/Reuters, February 21)
  • Kevin Ayers of Soft Machine dies (The Guardian, February 20)
  • Fergie is pregnant (Justjared.com, February 18)
  • Tony Sheridan, Beatles supporter, diese at 72 (The Guardian, February 18)
  • Tom Jones signs with Rounder (Standard Time, February 14)
  • Lady Gaga cancels tour due to hip problem (Standard Time, February 13)
  • Gaga postpones four shows for health reasons (Los Angeles Times, February 12)
  • Jay-Z, Timberlake plan stadium shows (Rolling Stone, February 12)
  • Phoenix announces shows (Rolling Stone, February 5)
  • Singer Reg Presley of The Troggs dies at 71 (WENN, February 5)
  • Beyonce announces world tour (Pollstar, February 4)
  • Fall Out Boy returns (Standard Time, February 4)
  • The Super Bowl in music (Billboard, February 3)

January 2013

  • Coachella sells out (Billboard, January 31)
  • Innovative jazz man Butch Morris dies at 65 (New York Times, January 30)
  • Atoms for Peace runs "Amok" (Standard Time, January 29)
  • Clapton records new disc for March release (Rolling Stone, January 29)
  • Chris Brown being investigated for possible assault (AP, January 27)
  • Ohio Players Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner dies at 69 (BET, January 27)
  • Paramore announces tour (Standard Time, January 27)
  • Hundreds killed in Brazil nightclub fire (New York Times, January 27)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Blur play Coachella (Billboard, January 24)
  • Adele performs "Skyfall" at Oscars (Rolling Stone, January 23)
  • Mars Volta member unveils new band (NME, January 23)
  • Beyonce lip-synchs National Anthem at inauguration (Washingtonian, January 22)
  • Shakira gives birth (Standard Time, January 22)
  • Seger, Kid Rock plan shows together (Standard Time, January 17)
  • Scaggs plans new disc for March (Standard Time, January 15)
  • Bob Seger takes the road (Pollstar, January 10)
  • New song from Destiny's Child to appear on compilation (Rolling Stone, January 10)
  • Dr. Feelgood's Wilko Johnson has terminal cancer (Billboard, January 9)
  • Bowie releases new song, announces CD (Los Angeles Times, January 8)
  • Widespread Panic slates tour (Standard Time, January 8)
  • Frankie Ocean gets busted (V-103, January 3)
  • Bobby Womack tells about Alzheimer's fears (BBC, January 2)
  • Foster the People is back (Billboard, January 2)
  • Grohl confirms Sundance gig (Standard Time, January 2)
  • Paparazzi killed after photographing Justin Bieber (Los Angeles Times, January 2)

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