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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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Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre Cancels 2020 Concert Season

If you weren't aware of the state of the touring world yet, the homepage for L.A.'s Greek Theatre is a cold reminder that things aren't getting…
Brenton Blanchet / May 27, 2020

Promoters Aren’t Expecting Large Concerts to Return Until Summer 2021

In what should come as a surprise to almost no one, live music promoters are ready to throw in the towel for 2020 in the…
Daniel Kohn / May 26, 2020

Design Firm Aims to Create Spacey Protective Suit for Concerts

With the concert industry months into an almost complete standstill, people are trying to figure out ways to bring people to live events again. From…
Emily Tan / May 26, 2020

Thousands Attend Israeli Music Festival Despite Country’s Lockdown

The show must go on! At least that's what the organizers behind the outdoor concert event at Charles Clore Park in Tel Aviv…
Emily Tan / May 22, 2020

Devo Whip COVID-19 Good by Selling Energy Dome Face Shields

Sensing an opportunity to protect the world from de-evolution, Devo is selling their trademark energy dome hats with a twist: A plastic face shield attached…
Daniel Kohn / May 15, 2020

Texas Rangers Announce Concert in Your Car Series in Stadium Parking Lot

At least someone is getting creative. In order to comply with Texas' social gathering policy, the Texas Rangers will be hosting a concert…
Daniel Kohn / May 13, 2020

Bryan Adams Blames Coronavirus on People Not Going Vegan

A decidedly not-in-"Heaven" Bryan Adams took to Instagram tonight to condemn *puts on glasses* "fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards"
Dan Weiss / May 11, 2020

Live Nation Outlines Plan to Steadily Reopen Venues by End of 2021

If you've been anxiously awaiting when you could go back out and see some live music -- Missouri and Arkansas withstanding -- here's some hope.
Daniel Kohn / May 8, 2020

Ty, Mercury Prize-Nominated British Rapper, Dies at 47

U.K. hip-hop artist Ty has died, according to The Guardian. He was 47. The Guardian reported that he died from complications due to COVID-19.
Dan Weiss / May 7, 2020

Travis McCready to Play First Socially-Distanced Concert in Arkansas

It looks like Missouri isn't the only state ready to reopen its concert business. Neighboring Arkansas will join the Show-Me State in allowing…
Daniel Kohn / May 5, 2020

Legendary Los Angeles Venue Troubadour May Not Survive COVID-19

All facets of the music industry have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19. Tours have been postponed, festivals canceled, record labels and artists are facing…
Daniel Kohn / May 5, 2020

Missouri Governor Is Allowing Concerts to Resume May 4

If you live in Missouri, you might be able to start going to concerts again as soon as Monday. As Billboard reports, Gov. Mike…
Katrina Nattress / May 2, 2020

A Festival on the Brink: Inside Treefort’s Race to Survive COVID-19

Eric Gilbert and Marissa Lovell, the co-founder and publicist of Boise, Idaho’s Treefort Music Festival, exude a tone of jovial near-delirium as they…
Donovan Farley / May 1, 2020

Most Americans Won’t Go to Concerts Until a COVID-19 Vaccine Is Available, Poll Says

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, we've seen a number of expert opinions that suggest that live music isn't happening for quite a while. According to…
SPIN Staff / April 28, 2020

Scarface Is on Dialysis Due to COVID-19 Complications

Geto Boys' Scarface is on dialysis due to kidney failure suffered from COVID-19 complications. The rapper gave an update on his health during a Zoom chat…
Katrina Nattress / April 26, 2020
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