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More European Countries Ban Live Events Over Coronavirus, but U.K. Holds Out…for Now

With the coronavirus outbreak showing no signs of abating, the number of European countries banning public performances continues to rise. Yet despite nearly all of its neighbors introducing bans on public events, the United Kingdom — one of the world’s largest live music markets — remained one of the few touring hotspots to resist pressure to suspend concerts and sporting events.

Stone Roses Reunite, Announce 2012 Concerts

After disbanding in 1996, the U.K. rockers will perform two large shows next summer in preparation for an extensive world tour.

London Riots: 25 Million Discs Destroyed in Sony Warehouse Fire

Three teenagers were arrested in connection with the blaze that affected 150 companies, including U.K.-based indies like XL and Domino, whose rosters include Adele and Arctic Monkeys.

Justin Bieber Announces First U.K. Arena Tour

Justin Bieber's march to global domination shows no sign of slowing with the 16-year-old singer set to bring his "My World Tour" to U.K. arenas next year.

Reggae Singer Gregory Isaacs Dies

Jamaican musicians was known as the 'Cool Ruler'

Timbaland headlines global concert series

Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world.

‘House’s’ Hugh Laurie plans blues album

"House" star Hugh Laurie will release a New Orleans-flavored blues album showcasing his piano-playing and singing skills.

Jail sentences for U.K. music pirates

U.K. music bodies the BPI and PPL are hailing the success of a joint legal action which has resulted in prison sentences for the father and son team behind a operation selling pirated music to clubs in north-east England.

Roadrunner picks up Korn

Veteran hard rock act Korn has signed a worldwide recording deal with Roadrunner Records.

AC/DC to headline U.K.’s Download fest

Veteran rock act AC/DC is to headline this year's edition of U.K. metal/rock festival Download.

Kylie Minogue to release live album

Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue is to release a download-only concert album entitled "Kylie Live In New York."

Green Day announces Euro stadium dates

Fresh from completing a U.K. arena tour in support of its latest studio set "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Bros.), Green Day has announced two U.K. stadium shows to be held next summer.