classic rock

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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Composer Ennio Morricone Dies at 91: A Look at His Impact Across Music

Morricone was one of the most prolific film score writers in the history of the industry having received six nominations for Best Original Score throughout his career. He won his first Academy Award in 2016 for his score to The Hateful Eight.
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9 of the Biggest Concerts in American History

From rock, to pop, to country, here are nine of the biggest concerts in American history. For this list, we’ll use ticketed concerts that featured one artist as the headlining act.
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Paul McCartney and More Seek to Protect the Live Music Industry With #LetTheMusicPlay Campaign

Over 1,500 artists are taking part in the UK’s #LetTheMusicPlay campaign demanding action from the government to help save the music industry.
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The 10 Best Selling Albums of 2020… So Far

As we step into the second half of 2020, let’s take a look at the best selling albums of the year. This list is comprised of traditional album sales in the United States.
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Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and More Soar at Global Citizen Concert

Hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” featured performances from Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber and Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Chloe x Halle, J Balvin and many more.
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Bonnaroo Officially Cancels 2020 Festival, Will Hold Virtual Event This September

Those holding out hope to make the trip down to Manchester, TN this September got their answer as Bonnaroo has officially canceled its 2020 event.
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