2015 News Archives

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


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


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