2020 News Archives

October 2020


September 2020


August 2020

  • Walter Lure of punk band The Heartbreakers dies at 71 (New York Times, August 27)

July 2020


June 2020

  • Dylan muses on life, new disc (New York Times, June 12)
  • Music industry declares music industry blackout on Tuesday due to George Floyd killing (Billboard, June 1)

May 2020

  • McCready headlines first concert in U.S. since COVID (New York Times, May 19)
  • "Clean Up Woman" singer Betty Wright dies (New York Times, May 10)
  • Little Richard dies at 87 (New York Times, May 9)
  • Uptown Records founder Andrew Harrell dies (Billboard, May 9)
  • Missouri allows concerts (Billboard, May 3)

April 2020

  • Swift cancels 2020 tour due to COVID (Standard Time, April 17)
  • Jazz great Lee Konitz dies at 92 of COVID-19 (WBGO, April 16)
  • Judge rules for Universal Records over fire destroying masters (New York Times, April 6)
  • Bill Withers dies at 81 (New York Times, April 3)
  • Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies of COVID-19 at 94 (New York Times, April 2)
  • Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne dies of 52 from coronavirus (New York Times, April 1)
  • Jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney dies of coronavirus (New York Times, April 1)

March 2020

  • Dr. Dre added to National Recording Registry (New York Times, March 25)
  • Manu Dibango of "Soul Makossa" fame, dies at 86 of COVID-19 (New York Times, March 24)
  • Glastonbury fest canceled (New York Times, March 18)
  • Led Zeppelin wins Stairway to Heaven appeal (New York Times, March 9)
  • Pearl Jam postpones tour due to coronavirus (Billboard, March 9)
  • Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner dies at 81 (New York Times, March 7)
  • SXSW canceled over virus fears (Austin Statesman, March 6)
  • Ultra Festival reportedly postponed due to coronavirus (Miami Herald, March 6)
  • Journey embroiled in internal legal dispute (Pollstar, March 4)

February 2020


January 2020

  • My Chemical Romance announces U.S. tour (Billboard, January 29)
  • Eilish wins five GRAMMYS (New York Times, January 26)
  • Aerosmith drummer files suit against band entities, says he's being frozen out (Boston Globe, January 22)
  • Juice WRLD death ruled accidental overdose (Chicago Sun times, January 22)
  • Grammys head alleges harrassment (New York Times, January 21)
  • Rush drummer Neil Peart dies (New York Times, January 10)
  • Coachella names Rage, Scott, Ocean as headliners (Standard Time, January 2)

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