COVID-19

Dutch Music Festival Verknipt Leads to Over 1,000 COVID-19 Infections

During the first weekend of July, roughly 20,000 electronic dance music fans gathered in the Dutch city of Utrecht to attend the Verknipt Festival. Despite…
Anna VanValkenburgh / July 19, 2021

Metallica’s James Hetfield Is ‘a Little Skeptical’ of the Vaccine, Fears Possible COVID Passport Requirements

It doesn't sound like James Hetfield will be receiving a COVID-19 vaccine any time soon. The Metallica frontman, who's also a hunting and gun enthusiast,…
SPIN Staff / May 8, 2021

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

Lollapalooza Co-Founder Says Don’t Expect Live Music Until 2022

If you thought the wait for live music was tough enough as is, it may get a lot worse. Former WME global head…
Daniel Kohn / July 16, 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

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

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