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)

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April 2014


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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