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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

Coronavirus: Here’s Every Musician Who Has Canceled Tour Dates So Far [UPDATING]

The coronavirus scare is starting to impact everyday life, and that now includes the music industry. Since the outbreak, a number of artists have canceled…
SPIN Staff / March 5, 2020

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Joe Diffie, Grammy-Winning Country Music Singer, Dies at 61 Due to Coronavirus

Joe Diffie, the Grammy-winning country music singer who rose to fame in the 1990s behind songs like "Pickup Man" and "John Deere Green," has died.
Daniel Kohn / March 29, 2020

Bikini Kill, Fugazi, Neutral Milk Hotel Demand Growth of Musician Unemployment Benefits

Bikini Kill, Fugazi and Neutral Milk Hotel led a group of indie musicians who signed an open letter to government officials on March 24 demanding…
Daniel Kohn / March 24, 2020

Manu Dibango, Afro-Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 86 Due to Coronavirus

Manu Dibango, the Cameroonian jazz saxophonist, has died at the age of 86. In an official Facebook post, it said that Dibango's death was due…
Daniel Kohn / March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Here Are the Album Release Dates That Have Changed

The coronavirus has disrupted the entire world, and music isn't immune. There's been tour postponements, festival cancellations and musicians even contracting the virus. You can…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2020

Britpop Legends Are Hosting Listening Parties While in Quarantine

While the world hunkers down in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, artists are coming up with creative ways to interact with…
Katrina Nattress / March 22, 2020

The Cost of Coronavirus: How Young Guv Ended Up Stranded in New Mexico After Tour Cancellation

In the past week, an unprecedented economic shut down caused by coronavirus upended the music industry. Independent bands — many who have no safety net…
Juan Gutierrez / March 22, 2020

The Killers Live Debut ‘Caution’ From Brandon Flowers’ Bathroom

For the past week, most of the U.S. has been self-quarantining in an attempt to help slow the spread of the coronavirus – including TV…
Katrina Nattress / March 21, 2020

Michael Stipe Shares Uplifting Message While in Quarantine

Michael Stipe has been Q.S.Q. (quasi self-quarantining) for over a week after being in contact with friends from Italy. While hunkering down, the R.E.M. singer…
Katrina Nattress / March 21, 2020

DJ Black N Mild, New Orleans Bounce DJ, Dies at 44 Due to Coronavirus

DJ Black N Mild, a renowned bounce DJ and radio personality in New Orleans, has died at the age of 44 due to the coronavirus.
Daniel Kohn / March 20, 2020

Amazon Stops Stocking Vinyl and CD in Warehouse Due to Outbreak

Amazon has been the go-to place for supplies since the coronavirus outbreak first hit a larger level. Sometimes for worse. However, with the…
Daniel Kohn / March 18, 2020

Glastonbury 2020 Is Canceled

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the year's Glastonbury Festival is officially canceled. The festival, initially scheduled to take place from June 24 to…
Emily Tan / March 18, 2020

The Viral Countdown: Inside the Concert Industry’s Race to React to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last month, the clouds were just beginning to gather over the American music business as the COVID-19 coronavirus spread throughout Asia and beyond. X Ambassadors…
Al Shipley / March 12, 2020

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Diagnosed With Coronavirus

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were diagnosed with coronavirus. The two were in Australia as Hanks worked on the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic.
Daniel Kohn / March 11, 2020
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