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2014 News Archives

December 2014

Vinyl sales hit highs (Billboard, December 31)

Fire destroys Martin Sexton's home (Facebook, December 30)

Madonna tracks released (New York Times, December 24)

British soulful singer Joe Cocker dies at 70 (New York Times, December 22)

Morrison signs with RCA (Standard Time, December 17)

Imagine Dragons opt for "Smoke + Mirrors" in February (Standard Time, December 16)

Reed, Green Day, Vaughan, Jett join R&R Hall of Fame (Rolling Stone, December 16)

Lavigne suffers from undisclosed health issue (Loudwire, December 11)

Arcade Fire's Butler announces tour (Standard Time, December 9)

Dr. Luke sues Kesha's lawyer  (Billboard, December 8)

Ian McLagan of Faces dies (Billboard, December 3)

Lady Gaga says she was raped (People, December 3)

U2 hits the road (Standard Time, December 3)

Rolling Stones' sax ace Keys dies (Rolling Stone, December 2)

November 2014

Cher cancels tour dates (Pollstar, November 21)

Motown hitmaker Jimmy Ruffin dead at 79 (Rolling Stone, November 19)

Foo Fighters announce stadium to8ur (Standard Time, November 18)

Dropkick Murphys bus involved in fatal accident (Boston Globe, November 16)

Kid Rock announces new disc (Standard Time, November 13)

Polyp found on Boy George's throat axes tour (Standard Time, November 13)

Sub Pop signs local band (Standard Time, November 6)

AC/DC drummer charged in murder plot (BBC, November 5)

Jeff Lynne, ELO plan U.S. tour, new music (Billboard, November 5)

Midler announcese tour (Standard Time, November 3)

The Decemberists announce new CD (Standard Time, November 3)

October 2014

Imagine Dragons releases new single (Standard Time, October 27)

Jack Bruce of Cream dies at 71 (Associated Press/Boston Globe, October 25)

Sleater-Kinney announces new CD, first tour in 10 years (Billboard, October 20)

Aguilera returning to The Voice (Eonline, October 14)

Kesha sues Dr. Luke, claims sexual assault (TMZ, October 14)

Crystal Castles split (MTV, October 8)

Paul Revere, founder of Raiders, dies at 76 (New York Times, October 5)

Study looks at future of SXSW (Billboard, October 2)

September 2014

Black Sabbath to record final album, tour (Metal Hammer, September 29)

Amber Rose files for divorce from Wiz (TMZ, September 23)

Pink Floyd disc coming in November (Standard Time, September 22)

Joe Sample of The Crusaders dies at 75 (New York Times, September 14)

Hit maker Bob Crewe dies at 82, wrote Four Seasons hits (Rolling Stone, September 12)

Mercury Prize nominees announced (The Telegraph, September 10)

U2 releases new CD free (Billboard, September 9)

Avicii cancels shows, citing health issues (Billboard, September 8)

Simone Battle of G.R.L. found dead (ABC News, September 7)

Wilco plays 20th anniversary shows (Standard Time, September 2)

Survivor lead singer Jamison dies at 63 (Rolling Stone, September 1)

August 2014

Kate Bush returns to action 35 years later (New York Times, August 27)

Scottish folk singer Jean Redpath dies (New York Times, August 23)

Cohen announces new album (Standard Time, August 19)

Seger is "Detroit Made" (Detroit News, August 14)

Death Cab's Walla leaves band (Standard Time, August 13)

Dion breaks from touring to deal with husband's health (Standard Time, August 13)

Clapton plans '14 tour DVD (Rolling Stone, August 8)

Lana del Rey postpones Israel show (The Times of Israel, August 8)

McCartney scores video game (New York Times, August 8)

The Civil Wars are officially history (Standard Time, August 5)

Slipknot drops first new song in six long years (Rolling Stone, August 1)

July 2014

Guitarist Dick Wagner dies at 71, worked with Alice Cooper (Billboard, July 30)

The Script launch fourth disc with "Superheroes" today (Standard Time, July 21)

Bluesman Johnny Winter dies at 70 (American Blues Scene, July 16)

Interpol announces fall dates (Pollstar, July 15)

Train soon feels "Bulletproof" (Standard Time, July 15)

Meek Mill gets 3-6 months in jail for probation violation (Philadelphia Daily News, July 13)

Tommy Ramone of The Ramones dies at 65 (New York Times, July 13)

Israeli, Palestinian attacks force Young to cancel concert in Israel (Standard Time, July 13)

Bieber pleads no contest in egging case (Los Angeles Times, July 9)

Yanofsky goes home again (Standard Time, July 9)

Nutini announces fall tour (Standard Time, July 8)

The Swell Season's Irglova announces new disc (Standard Time, July 8)

Pink Floyd returns with new album this fall (Standard Time, July 7)

June 2014

Lanois preps for "The End" (Standard Time, June 30)

Soul singer Bobby Womack dies at 70 (New York Times, June 28)

She & Him sign with Columbia (Billboard, June 27)

Back-up singer Merry Clayton badly injured in car accident (Standard Time, June 27)

Priest slates fall tour (Standard Time, June 26)

Dozens hospitalized at Avicii show in Boston (Boston Globe, June 25)

Easy listening singer Johnny Mann dies at 85 (New York Times, June 24)

Vashti Bunyan announces new CD, tour (Pitchfork, June 20)

Denver police investigate shooting after Nas, Schoolboy Q, Flying Lotus show (Denver Post, June 20)

Songwriter Gerry Goffin dies at 75 (Los Angeles Times, June 19)

Horace Silver dies at 85 (New York Times, June 18)

American Top 40's Casey Kasem dies at 82 (New York Times, June 15)

Foo Fighters agree to play crowdsourced show (Rolling Stone, June 14)

Jazz singer Jimmy Scott dies at 88 (Rolling Stone, June 11)

Kimbra announces soph effort (Standard Time, June 10)

Maroon 5 "Maps" out new single (Standard Time, June 6)

Rihanna goes at it with TLC over nude photos (Rolling Stone, June 6)

Interpol announces new CD (Billboard, June 5)

Etheridge ties the knot (E Online, June 1)

May 2014

Apple to buy Beats (Billboard, May 28)

Spoon signs with new label (Billboard, May 26)

announces shows (Pollstar, May 22)

Ferrell vs. Smith drum battle ensues on Late Night (Rolling Stone, May 22)

Thicke announces new disc (Standard Time, May 22)

Hynde slates TV gigs (Standard Time, May 21)

Counting Crows sign with Capitol (Standard Time, May 20)

McCartney bags entire Japanese tour (Washington Post/AP, May 20)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announce tour (Standard Time, May 20)

McCartney cancels more shows (Pollstar, May 18)

Timberlake, Imagine Dragons lead Billboard awards (Billboard, May 18)

The Flaming Lips get a little help from their fwends (Standard Time, May 15)

Bird embarks on summer tour (Standard Time, May 14)

Nicks works on "24 Karat Gold" (Billboard, May 14)

Searching for Sugar Man director dies at 36 (New York Times, May 14)

Clay Aiken wins Democratic primary (Los Angeles Times, May 13)

Pentatonix signs with RCA (Standard Time, May 13)

Solange, Beyonce's sister attacks Jay-Z (New York Daily News, May 12)

Canadian musician Nash the Slash dies (Huffington Post Canada, May 12)

Shakira dares to release dual language vid (Standard Time, May 7)

Morissette releases song for Congressional candidate (Standard Time, May 5)

Libertines reunion?  (NME, May 2)

Rihanna wins at iHeartRadio Music Awards (Variety, May 2)

Slipknot doctor found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter (Rolling Stone, May 2)

April 2014

Albarn announces more tour dates (Standard Time, April 28)

Brickell, Simon arrested, charged with being disorderly (Standard Time, April 28)

The Black Keys announce SNL show (Standard Time, April 23)

Beyonce, Jay-Z plan summer stadium tour  (Billboard, April 18)

Prince returns to Warner (Billboard, April 18)

Budweiser Made in America festival goes west (Billboard, April 16)

Hot moments of Coachella (Billboard, April 14)

New members join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (New York Times, April 11)

Wayne Henderson of The Crusaders dies at 74 (New York Times, April 10)

McCartney announces U.S. shows (Standard Time, April 8)

Timberlake tour returns (Billboard, April 7)

White announces new disc, tour (Standard Time, April 7)

The Civil Wars' Williams, The National's Berninger turn it up on new song (Standard Time, April 4)

Dancehall star Vybz Kartel gets life for murder (MTV, April 3)

Hole regroups (LA Times, April 2)

Hole regroups (LA Times, April 2)

March 2014

New Michael Jackson disc coming in May (Standard Time, March 31)

Allmans postpone four NYC shows (Standard Time, March 24)

GWAR lead singer dies at 50 (Standard Time, March 24)

Hynde releases non-solo solo album (Standard Time, March 24)

Pixies announce new CD, first since '91 (Standard Time, March 24)

The Black Keys turn blue (Standard Time, March 24)

Stones tour postponed due to death of Jagger's girlfriend (Billboard, March 18)

Chris Brown ordered to remain in jail (CNN, March 17)

Tyler, The Creator charged with inciting to riot at SXSW (Statesman.com, March 15)

Alleged drunk driver plows into SXSW crowd, kills 2 (Billboard, March 14)

Skrillex surprises with new album overnight (New York Times, March 11)

Neil Young gets into digital business (Standard Time, March 10)

Queen + Adam Lambert tour North America (Standard Time, March 6)

Sean Potts, founding member of The Chieftains, dies at 83 (New York Times, March 6)

TiŽsto, Calvin Harris booked for Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in New York (Rolling Stone, March 6)

Cave & The Bad Seeds announce openers (Standard Time, March 3)

Coldplay announces new CD for May (Standard Time, March 3)

McLachlan Shines On with new tour, CD (Standard Time, March 3)

February 2014

Eno, Hyde team up (Standard Time, February 24)

Green Day gets "Demolicious" (Standard Time, February 24)

Leon Russell announces new disc (Standard Time, February 20)

Jerry Casale of Devo dies of heart failure (Cleveland.com, February 18)

Avenged Sevenfold hits the road (Standard Time, February 17)

David Crosby postpones shows due to heart surgery (Pollstar, February 17)

Dolls manager Marty Thau dies at 75 (Billboard, February 17)

Clay Aiken running for Congress (New York Times, February 5)

Ke$ha postpones more tour dates (Standard Time, February 4)

January 2014

Pete Seeger dies at 94 (New York Times, January 28)

Barry Gibb slates short U.S. tour (Pollstar, January 27)

Bieber arrested in Miami for alleged DUI (CNN, January 23)

Neil Diamond signs with Capitol (Billboard, January 20)

Ward goes for Last Love Tour (Standard Time, January 14)

Acid jazz guitarist Ronny Jordan dies at 51 (Mojo, January 14)

Neon Trees announces new disc (Standard Time, January 13)

Outkast returns to the road (Billboard, January 13)

Arcade Fire, Outkast, Muse headline Coachella 2014 (Billboard, January 8)

Phil Everly dies at 74 (New York Times, January 4)

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