classic rock

Top Live Music Exec Suggests That Concerts Won't Return Until 2022

Geiger said in his opinion concerts won’t return until 2022. Noting that there are probably “20 roadblocks” in the way such as the virus itself, spacing, density, and insurance.
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Billy Joel Plays Piano Discarded on Sidewalk

Techinically, this was Joel’s first live performance since the beginning of the pandemic. His summer concerts around the country, along with all of his Madison Square Garden residency shows, have all been postponed until 2021.
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Nursing Home Residents Recreate Iconic Album Art

Residents at the Sydmar Lodge Care Home in Edgware are getting some unexpected praise after Robert Speker, the home’s entertainment manager, encouraged them to recreate the albums and shared them online.
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Live Aid 35th Anniversary: Look Back at Our 13 Favorite Performances

Live Aid’s impact is still being felt to this day as it helped lay the foundation for benefit concerts and the ability of live music to bring us together. Let’s take a look back at 13 great Live Aid performances.
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Here’s a List of Rescheduled 2021 Concert Tour Dates

Here’s a list of artists, broken down by genre, that have already announced new dates for their previously postponed tours. There’s many artists we’re still waiting on to make announcements about their rescheduled tour dates.
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cancels 2020 Induction Ceremony, Makes Changes to Future Events

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has cancelled its class of 2020 induction ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rock Hall also announced changes to future induction ceremonies with the 2021 version taking place in the fall.
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Pearl Jam, Rascal Flatts, Wiz Khalifa, Green Day Among Artists Receiving Federal PPP Loans

Numerous high-profile bands and musicians were on the list of recipients of PPP loans receiving a minimum of $150,000. The Eagles, Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Tim McGraw, Wiz Khalifa, and more received PPP loans.
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Indie Record Labels Received Millions in Federal Paycheck Protection Program Loans

With the music industry suffering tremendous disruption to its business, the funds help ensure these independent labels can continue to operate.
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U.K. Music Venues Get Government Aid, Is the U.S. Next?

The U.K. music industry received a much needed boost as the government has announced a stimulus package of £1.57 billion ($1.96 billion USD) geared towards aiding those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Elton John Is Getting His Very Own Coin

Sir Elton John has been honored with his very own official UK coin. Becoming the first solo artist to receive the accolade created by The Royal Mint and Universal Music Group’s Bravado merch division.
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