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2019 News Archives

December 2019

Neil Inness, of Python, Rutles fame, dies at 75 (New York Times, December 30)

Tekashi69 gets two years in prison after testifying against gang (New York Times, December 18)

Roxette singer passes away (New York Times, December 10)

R. Kelly allegedly bribed official to marry Aaliyah (New York Times, December 5)

Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett set tour (Pollstar, December 4)

November 2019

Concert promoter Robert Sillerman dies at 71 (Los Angeles Times, November 27)

Black Crowes reunite for tour (Billboard, November 13)

Photographer of albums for The Beatles dies (New York Times, November 11)

October 2019

Writer Nick Tosches dies at 69 (New York Times, October 20)

Drummer Ginger Baker dies at 80  (New York Times, October 6)

Kim Shattuck of The Muffs dies of ALS (New York Times, October 3)

September 2019

Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter dies (New York Times, September 24)

Swift announces tour dates (Standard Time, September 17)

Ric Ocasek of The Cars dies at 75 (New York Times, September 15)

Eddie Money dies at 70 (Boston Globe, September 13)

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer announce tour (Pollstar, September 10)

Bieber talks on problems (New York Times, September 3)

August 2019

David Berman of Silver Jews dies at 52 (Pollstar, August 7)

July 2019

Woodstock 50 is dead (Pollstar, July 31)

Dead and Co. drop out of Woodstock (Rolling Stone, July 27)

A$AP Rocky charged with assault in Sweden (TMZ, July 25)

RIP Johnny Clegg, who dies of cancer (New York Times, July 16)

R Kelly arrested on federal charges (New York Times, July 12)

June 2019

Swift announces new album (Standard Time, June 13)

Brian Wilson cancels shows, cites mental illness (Pollstar, June 6)

Dr. John dies at 77 (Rolling Stone, June 6)

May 2019

U2 announces Asia, Oceania tour (Pollstar, May 30)

Singer Leon Redbone dies at 69 (Rolling Stone, May 30)

Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner tie the knot (EOnline!, May 3)

April 2019

Another surprise from Beyonce (New York Times, April 17)

Illness forces Ozzy to cancel tour dates (Pollstar, April 5)

Dion plans first tour in a decade (Pollstar, April 3)

Jagger heart surgery postpones Stones tour (Rolling Stone, April 1)

March 2019

David White of Danny and the Juniors doo wop group dies at 79 (New York Times, March 31)

Rapper Nipsy Hussle killed in shooting (Los Angeles Times, March 31)

Rolling Stones postpone tour for medical treatment for Jagger (Pollstar, March 30)

Members of British duo Her killed in crash in U.S. (The Guardian, March 29)

The Beat's Ranking Roger dies at 56 (The Guardian, March 26)

Metallica reunites with SF Symphony (Billboard, March 18)

RIP, surf guitar king Dick Dale (Los Angeles Times, March 17)

Keith Flint of The Prodigy dies  (The Guardian, March 4)

February 2019

R Kelly charged with sex crimes (Chicago Sun Times, February 22)

Peter Tork of The Monkees dies at 77 (New York Times, February 21)

Freddie Mercury's doppleganger (New York Times, February 20)

Tedeschi Trucks band member dies (Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 19)

Adams accused of sexual harrassment (New York Times, February 13)

Musgraves, women lead Grammys (New York Times, February 10)

ICE arrests 21 Savage over immigration issues (CNN, February 3)

January 2019

RIP James Ingram (Rolling Stone, January 29)

Mayer announces summer trek (Pollstar, January 28)

Chris Brown released from jail in Paris without being charged (CNN, January 22)

RCA drops R Kelly in wake of sex abuse allegations (New York Times, January 18)

The Who announce tour (Pollstar, January 14)

Travis Scott agrees to Super Bowl show after NFL makes charity contribution (Billboard, January 13)

Captain of Captain & Tenille dies (New York Times, January 2)

Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande headline Coachella (Standard Time, January 2)

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