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Superchunk, Iron & Wine and More Cover Favorites to Save North Carolina Venue Cat’s Cradle

With 90% independent venues at risk of shuttering permanently due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Superchunk, the Mountain Goats and Iron & Wine are just…
Emily Tan / July 1, 2020

Elton John to Host Coronavirus Benefit Special on Fox Featuring Billie Joe Armstrong, Billie Eilish and More

Elton John is going to host a benefit concert airing Fox on March 29. Put together by iHeartMedia and Fox, the special, which…
Daniel Kohn / March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Here are the Musicians Who Have Tested Positive

As the coronavirus has rapidly turned into a pandemic, everyone has been affected by it. That includes musicians. Over the past few weeks, festivals and…
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2020

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Ted Nugent Has COVID, Even If He Still Doesn’t Understand It

It seems like just yesterday that Ted Nugent went on Facebook Live to spread misinformation about COVID-19, doubt its severity, and ask the tough question…
Josh Chesler / April 20, 2021

Governors Ball Sets 2021 Festival Dates

While optimism grows surrounding the COVID vaccine, touring and festivals have yet to resume...and for the most part, have yet to be announced. New York…
Daniel Kohn / January 13, 2021

Dr. Fauci Predicts Shows — With Masked Audiences — to Return This Fall

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said theaters and other venues may open up for shows "some time in the fall of 2021," depending on the vaccine.
Danielle Chelosky / January 11, 2021

Live Nation President Says Concerts Will Resume in Summer 2021

Following the cancellation of almost all large-scale shows in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, live music fans have been hoping for some sign…
Daniel Kohn / December 9, 2020

Ticketmaster Preps Plans to Verify Concertgoers’ COVID-19 and Vaccination Statuses

Live music -- at least the way we remember going to gigs in the "before" time -- might be even closer to coming back than…
Emily Tan / November 11, 2020

German Study Suggests Indoor Concerts May Have ‘Low’ Impact on COVID-19 Spread

The live music industry has taken a massive hit since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While there have been attempts at livestreams and outdoor…
Emily Tan / November 3, 2020

UK’s Socially Distant Venue Shuts Down Amid New COVID-19 Restrictions

A rise in coronavirus cases in the northeast of England has led to not only new lockdown restrictions in the area but also the shutting…
Emily Tan / September 18, 2020

Noel Gallagher Refuses to Wear a Mask in Public: ‘If I Get the Virus It’s on Me’

At a time when many people are wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Noel Gallagher refuses to do so, especially since it's not…
Emily Tan / September 15, 2020

Finneas Honors Those Who’ve Lost Someone to COVID-19 With ‘What They’ll Say About Us’

As the global pandemic continues around the world with lives lost every day, Finneas has released "What They'll Say About Us," a song that aims…
Emily Tan / September 2, 2020

Hear Dave Grohl and Inara George Duet on New Rendition of ‘Sex in Cars’

Inara George of the Bird and the Bee has recruited Dave Grohl for a new duet rendition of her track, "Sex in Cars."
Emily Tan / August 7, 2020

Senators Introduce Bill to Aid Indie Music Venues During Pandemic

Two U.S. Senators, Democrat Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Republican John Cornyn of Texas, introduced a new bill designed to aid independent music and entertainment…
Ryan Reed / July 22, 2020

Socially-Distanced Nü-Metal Fest Actually Took Place This Weekend

A few weeks ago, the festival formerly known as Herd Immunity announced that it would be taking place July 16-18 in rural Wisconsin. Despite some…
Daniel Kohn / July 19, 2020

Supergrass, The Libertines and More to Play UK’s First Socially Distanced Music Venue

As we are several months into the global pandemic and as places begin to open up, concert venues are still trying to figure out where…
Emily Tan / July 7, 2020

One Dead, Others Injured After Illegal Quarantine Weekend Raves In Manchester

Two illegal "quarantine raves" in Manchester this weekend at Daisy Nook Country Park and in Carrington resulted in a rape, a death and three stabbings,…
Brenton Blanchet / June 15, 2020
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