Music News

This page last updated on January 17, 2012.

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bullet In our January 27, 2012 music news recap, we highlight stories about the Stone Roses Reunion, new albums and tours from Black Sabbath and Bruce Springsteen, the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary, the sentencing of Michael Jackson's doctor, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2012.

bullet In our January 17, 2012 music news recap, we highlight stories about Eagles, Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, and the 54th Annual Grammy Award Nominations.

bullet In our December 2, 2011 encapsulation of recent news in the music industry, we take a look at stories about Grateful Dead, The Who, Jerry Ragavoy, and America's Dan Peek.

bullet In our November 18, 2011 encapsulation of recent news in the music industry, we take a look at stories about Sly Stone, Nick Ashford, Honeyboy Edwards, My Chemical Romance, and the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees.

bullet In our October 28, 2011 encapsulation of recent news in the music industry, we take a look at stories about R.E.M., Jerry Leiber, Amy Winehouse, and Marshall Grant.

bullet In our September 19, 2011 summary of news in the music industry, we take a look at major fall releases as well as pay tribute to Clarence Clemons and The Coasters' Carl Gardner.

bullet In our May 24, 2011 summary of news in the music industry, we take a look at recent stories about Owsley Stanley, Grammy Awards, TicketMaster, Robbie Robertson, and TV on the Radio.

bullet In our April 29, 2011 summary of news in the music industry, we take a look at recent stories about White Stripes, Beach Boys, Suze Rotolo, Pinetop Perkins.

bullet In our April 8, 2011 summary of news in the music industry, we take a look at recent stories about Black Eyed Peas, Grateful Dead, Don Kirshner, and Gary Moore.

bullet The Music Box takes a final look at the Winners, Losers, and Performers at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (2011).

bullet In the February 22, 2011 summary of news in the music industry, we take a look at recent stories about Grateful Dead, Blues Music Awards, Gerry Rafferty, and Charlie Louvin.

bullet In our second music news summary of 2011, we take a look at recent stories about Captain Beefheart, Aretha Franklin, Jane's Addiction, Bernard Wilson, and Robbie Robertson.

bullet In our first music news summary of 2011, we take a look at recent stories about Jim Morrison, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Paul Simon, My Morning Jacket, and The Strokes.

bullet In the December 23, 2010 summary of recent happenings in the music business, we take a look at stories about Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, and the 53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominations.

bullet In the December 2, 2010 summary of recent happenings in the music business, we take a look at stories about The Who, The Beach Boys, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Cars.

bullet In the November 16, 2010 summary of recent happenings in the music business, we take a look at stories about Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Irwin Silber, and Solomon Burke.

bullet In the October 15, 2010 summary of recent happenings in the music business, we take a look at stories about George Jones, Sly Stone, Don Henley, Richie Hayward, John Lennon.

bullet In the September 28, 2010 chapter of our popular music news segment, we take a look at stories about Jerry Garcia, Ben Keith, The Beach Boys, Bryan Ferry, and Andy Hummel.

bullet In the September 7, 2010 chapter of our popular music news segment, we take a look at stories about Pink Floyd, R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, Hank Cochran, and Amy Winehouse.

bullet In the August 27, 2010 chapter of our popular music news segment, we take a look at new albums by Elton John & Leon Russell, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy, plus the rekindled Smashing Pumpkins and the death of Pete Quaife.

bullet In the August 11, 2010 chapter of our popular music news segment, we take a look at stories on John Lennon, Miles Davis, and bass player Marvin Isley.

bullet In the July 28, 2010 chapter of our popular music news segment, we take a look at stories on Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, and Joan Baez; Robert Plant; Tennessee's New State Song; and Gregg Allman.

bullet In the July 14, 2010 edition of our music news segment, we take a look at stories on George Harrison, Keith Richards, Radiohead, John Mellencamp, Richard Thompson.

bullet In the June 15, 2010 edition of our music news segment, we take a look at stories on Paul McCartney, Jim Marshall, Malcolm McLaren, and Lena Horne.

bullet In the April 30, 2010 edition of our music news segment, we take a look at stories on Alex Chilton, Charlie Gillett, Universal Records, and the Michael Jackson case.

bullet In the April 9, 2010 edition of our music news segment, we take a look at stories on Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band, Ringo Starr, The Knack's Doug Fieger, and Dale Hawkins.

bullet In the March 8, 2010 edition of our music news segment, we take a final look at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

bullet In the February 19, 2010 edition of our music news segment, we take a look at stories on The Who, Michael Jackson, Kate McGarrigle, and Leonard Cohen.

bullet In the January 29, 2010 installment of our popular series of music news encapsulations, we take a look at stories on Vic Chesnutt, Teddy Pendergrass, Lilith Fair, and Willie Mitchell.

bullet In the January 19, 2010 installment of our popular series of music news encapsulations, we take a look at stories on Paul McCartney, John Frusciante, Weezer, the 2010 Rock Hall Inductees, and the 2010 Blues Music Award nominations.

bullet In the December 17, 2009 installment of our popular series of music news encapsulations, we take a look at stories on Blue Cheer's Dickie Peterson, The Who, the Alan Parsons Project's Eric Woolfson, and the nominations for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards.

bullet The long overdue October 21, 2009 installment of our popular series of music news encapsulations features stories on Mary Travers, The Stooges, Oasis, Thom Yorke, Michael Jackson, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Pavement. Whew!

bullet The September 8, 2009 installment of our popular series of music news encapsulations features stories on Les Paul, Jim Dickinson, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, and Bob Dylan.

bullet The August 13, 2009 installment of our popular series of music news encapsulations features stories on Jackson Browne, John Dawson, Beck, Michael Jackson, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Anniversary Concerts, and Allen Klein.

bullet In the tenth installment of our periodic series of music news encapsulations, we bid farewell to Michael Jackson, Sky Saxon, and Bob Bogle.

bullet The ninth installment of our periodic series of music news encapsulations includes stories on an attack on Jeff Ament, Meg White's nuptials, a Black Sabbath lawsuit, and the deaths of Jay Bennett and Koko Taylor.

bullet The eighth installment of our periodic series of music news encapsulations includes stories on George Harrison's star, Lilith Faire, Alan Livingston's death, and Jay Bennett's lawsuit.

bullet The seventh installment of our periodic series of music news encapsulations features Kirk DeCordova's reflections upon the North Texas Irish Festival.

bullet The sixth installment of our periodic series of music news encapsulations includes stories on Simon & Garfunkel's reunion plans, the long overdue remastering of The Beatles' albums, Mississippi's new Elvis Presley License Plate, the sentencing of Lucky Dube's murderers, and the death of bassist Kelly Groucutt.

bullet The fifth installment of our periodic series of music news encapsulations includes stories on a possible collaboration between Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, a rare Jimi Hendrix recording, the passing of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Billy Powell, and Steve Martin's career as a banjoist.

bullet The fourth installment of our periodic series of music news encapsulations includes stories on the future of the Smashing Pumpkins, the deaths of David "Fathead" Newman and John Martyn, and the second annual Rothbury Music Festival.

bullet The third installment of our periodic series of music news encapsulations includes stories on U2's next album, Michael Jackson's upcoming concerts, Bob Dylan's latest project, the death of Dewey Martin, and the staging of the Pitchfork Music Festival.

bullet The second installment of our periodic series of music news encapsulations includes stories on XTC's archives, Bob Dylan's latest project, the anniversary of Buddy Holly death, and Jackson Browne's lawsuit against the Republican Party.

bullet Changes are afoot at The Music Box.  Instead of providing a year-end encapsulation of news stories, as we have in the past, we're now going to publish a weekly report.  This will allow us to cover events in what hopefully will be a more timely fashion. The first installment includes stories on Stephen Malkmus, the Bruce Springsteen/TicketMaster debate, and The Killers.

bullet We just published our recap of the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, which includes a commentary from editor John Metzger as well a complete listing of the nominees and winners .

bullet For a recap of some of the top stories of 2008, please see 2008 in Review: Music News.

bullet For a recap of some of the top stories of 2007, please see 2007 in Review: Music News.

bullet For a recap of some of the obituaries for 2007, please see 2007 in Review: Gone But Not Forgotten.

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