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2018 News Archives

December 2018

Woodstock hosts 50th anniversary concert (Pollstar, December 28)

Roxy Music, Radiohead, Nicks, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson join Rock & Roll Hall (Los Angeles Times, December 13)

Concert stampede in Italy kills six (AP, December 8)

Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks dies of heart attack (New York Times, December 7)

November 2018

Snow Patrol announces spring tour (Pollstar, November 27)

Vocal issues sideline Timberlake (Pollstar, November 27)

Swift leaves Big Machine for Universal (Standard Time, November 19)

Neil Young, Miley Cyrus lose homes in Cali fires (New York Times, November 13)

Muse announces world tour (Pollstar, November 5)

October 2018

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason announces tour (Rolling Stone, October 31)

KISS announces farewell tour (Pollstar, October 29)

Kanye visits the White House (New York Times, October 11)

Swift helps increase voter registration (New York Times, October 9)

Taylor Swift gets political, endorses candidates (New York Times, October 7)

September 2018

Bluesman Otis Rush dies at 83 (New York Times, September 30)

Jefferson Airplane/Starship Marty Balin dies  (New York Times, September 30)

Led Zep goes back to trial in "Stairway to Heaven" case (NBC News, September 28)

Mumford & Sons head for the "Delta" (Standard Time, September 20)

KISS announces another final tour (Rolling Stone, September 19)

Sax man Big Jay McNeely dies at 87 (New York Times, September 17)

Algerian singer Rachid Taha dies at 59 (Rolling Stone, September 12)

Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26 (New York Times, September 7)

Finally, Steve Perry returns to action (New York Times, September 5)

August 2018

Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd dies at 68 (Rolling Stone, August 23)

New Jagger, Simon song emerges (Billboard, August 22)

Queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, passes away (New York Times, August 16)

Aretha Franklin reportedly gravely ill (Rolling Stone, August 13)

July 2018

"Look Now," it's Elvis Costello (Standard Time, July 27)

Demi Lovato treated for overdose (TMZ, July 24)

Richard Swift of The Shins dies at 41 (Pollstar, July 3)

June 2018

Joe Jackson, who shaped family in music, dies (New York Times, June 28)

Rapper XXXTentacion killed at 20 (Billboard, June 18)

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson get engaged in whirlwind romance (People.com, June 11)

America's Got Talent winner Neal Boyd dies at 42 (ET, June 11)

Former Fleetwood Mac member Danny Kirwan dies at 68 (Billboard, June 9)

Blues great Eddy Clearwater dies at 82 (Chicago Sun Times, June 2)

May 2018

Seger reschedules tour dates (Billboard, May 21)

Frightened Rabbits lead singer found dead (New York Times, May 11)

Spotify axes R Kelly from playlists (Washington Post/AP, May 10)

April 2018

Meek Mill gets out of jail (Washington Post, April 24)

Swedish DJ Avicii dead at 28 (Billboard, April 20)

Lamar wins Pulitzer (NPR, April 16)

Beyonce overwhelms at Coachella (New York Times, April 15)

Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor dies (New York Times, April 8)

March 2018

Rapper DMX gets year in jail (New York Times, March 28)

Metallica reunites with SF Symphony (Billboard, March 26)

Rapper Craig Mack dies at 47 (New York Times, March 13)

February 2018

New Found Glory headlines Parkland benefit (Pollstar, February 28)

John Fogerty, ZZ Top plan tour (Rolling Stone, February 26)

Music at the Olympics (Billboard, February 13)

Dennis Edwards of The Temps dies at 74 (New York Times, February 3)

January 2018

Grammys go for Mars (New York Times, January 28)

Mark Smith of The Fall dies (New York Times, January 25)

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