Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools
 

Eddie Van Halen

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Ben Harper takes on police shootings on latest album
 

Ben Harper

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Lissie’s “Daughters” brings clean water to women in developing nations
 

Lissie

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January 2017 Playlist

January 2017 Playlist 

I’m a mix making machine who has finally found the ultimate form of musical expression. One CD per month that defines that 30 day span of my life… a musical diary, if you will, where the songs represent my mood, direction and texture. Each month I pull from my library of classics, and mix in […]

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January 2017 Country Mix

January 2017 Country Mix 

Some call country music simple. But those people have small minds. If your soul runs deep – there’s a spot for a fiddle to reverberate. Steel guitars are tuned to tug at heartstrings. Real emotion is attached to the lyrics of down home sound. From the sadness of a Hank Williams tearjerker to George Strait’s […]

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100 Greatest Love Making Songs of All-Time

100 Greatest Love Making Songs of All-Time 

People stop me on the streets all time and ask, “Bamz, what songs are on your love making playlist?” In the past, I’ve kept the answer private. But it’s 2017 — and now, more than ever — this world needs to get naked and love itself. Like Alicia Keys says, “What if sex was holy […]

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2016: The Year the Music Died

2016: The Year the Music Died 

Los Angeles (CNN) February 3, 1959… Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper killed in a plane crash. It was the day the music died… Then, came a sad 11 month stretch in 1970-71 when the world lost Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Louis Armstrong. Both stretches of time were awful but, […]

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NYT Photojournalist on Philippines Drug War

NYT Photojournalist on Philippines Drug War 

Los Angeles (CNN) President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has led to a deadly crackdown in the Philippines. The country’s national police says nearly 6,000 people have been killed since July 1. More than 1/3 of them happened during police operations — but more than half were extrajudicial or vigilante-style killings. They largely remain unsolved […]

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Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo fights DAPL & Cancer

Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo fights DAPL & Cancer 

Los Angeles (CNN) “The Fight” — it’s the new single by Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas. And he’s been doing a lot of fighting lately. He’s been on the front lines with fellow Native Americans trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built on their sacred land. Taboo also recently opened up […]

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Sandy Hook Promise: learning from one of America’s saddest days

Sandy Hook Promise: learning from one of America’s saddest days 

Newtown, CT (CNN) It’s one of those dates in history that you just can’t shake. December 14, 2012. My workout clothes were on and I was headed to the gym. But in a moment of procrastination… I turned on the TV. There had been a shooting. At a school. An elementary school. In Connecticut. Children […]

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Iraq war veteran walks 5,800 miles to honor his Battalion

Iraq war veteran walks 5,800 miles to honor his Battalion 

Los Angeles (CNN) This bastard’s road has been long and, at times, lonely. He had to take it. He was a combat veteran who had simply seen too much — too many brother Marines dead on the battlefield in Iraq. When he came home he faced fresh battles: alcohol, arrests and a suicide attempt. “It […]

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December 2016 Playlist

December 2016 Playlist 

I’m a mix making machine who has finally found the ultimate form of musical expression. One CD per month that defines that 30 day span of my life… a musical diary, if you will, where the songs represent my mood, direction and texture. Each month I pull from my library of classics, and mix in […]

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December 2016 Country Mix

December 2016 Country Mix 

Some call country music simple. But those people have small minds. If your soul runs deep – there’s a spot for a fiddle to reverberate. Steel guitars are tuned to tug at heartstrings. Real emotion is attached to the lyrics of down home sound. From the sadness of a Hank Williams tearjerker to George Strait’s […]

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