Jack Johnson
 

Jack Johnson

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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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Tom Morello

Tom Morello 

Tom Morello’s explosive new solo album, “The Atlas Underground” is a sonic conspiracy featuring diverse artists with like-minded opinions who have come together to make a forceful, powerful musical and political statement in 2018. Along the way, the Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage guitar legend created a new genre of music combing […]

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Cherokee Studios

Cherokee Studios 

Remember a time before music was streamed and downloaded — when wireless was a radio? And from that radio came the sound of hearts and souls laid bare. Now it seems it’s more about the performance than the music. Art and passion have taken a back seat to the technical and bankable. While there’s still […]

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Gene Simmons on the passing of Aretha Franklin

Gene Simmons on the passing of Aretha Franklin 

On August 16th, 2018, the Queen of Soul passed away at her home in Detroit, Michigan, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Aretha Franklin was 76 years old. Tributes from around the world poured in — political leaders, musical icons and everyday people reflected on her unmistakable sound, social activism and command of seven letters: […]

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Jared Leto – Thirty Seconds to Mars

Jared Leto – Thirty Seconds to Mars 

America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. Possibility, potential, dreams realized. That’s the good. Then, there’s the bad, even ugly: Political tension, racial and economic division, drugs, guns and war. Thirty Seconds to Mars’ ambitious new project tackles it all… head on. The group’s new album, “America,” is its first material in five […]

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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite 

It’s been said that the blues ain’t nothin’ but a good man feelin’ bad. At its best, the blues are raw, melodic emotion from unbridled joy to deep sadness. And that is what you get when legendary artists Ben Harper and Charley Musselwhite collaborate. “No Mercy in This Land” is the follow-up to the Grammy […]

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Edel Rodriguez – Time Cover Illustrator

Edel Rodriguez – Time Cover Illustrator 

Donald Trump first appeared on the cover of Time in 1989 and, over the years, he’s had a love/hate relationship with the magazine. He famously hanged fake covers with fake headlines in four of his golf clubs. These days, President Trump regularly makes the cover but often in a striking, stylized form  — which seems […]

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2017 Music That Makes a Difference

2017 Music That Makes a Difference 

Songs have always had the power to bring both awareness and change. They serve as lasting documents that forever stamp a time and place in our world. The challenges in 2017 were many: war, famine and polarizing political leaders. To combat it, a wide-ranging mix of artists brought back protest music and political performance art […]

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“The Journey is the Destination” tells the incredible story of Dan Eldon

“The Journey is the Destination” tells the incredible story of Dan Eldon 

In what can often be a divided world full of bitter political battles, social and economic injustice, racial and religious persecution — it’s easy to get lost in it all. So how do you find your way? Your purpose? Dan Eldon found his early, and risked his life — ultimately losing it — to document […]

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Eminem skewers President Trump in freestyle BET rap

Eminem skewers President Trump in freestyle BET rap 

Rapper Eminem is getting praise and backlash for his cutting freestyle blast of U.S. President Donald Trump. The video of Eminem dropping lyrical bombs in a parking lot first aired on the 2017 BET Awards. But we better give Obama props ‘Cause what we got in office now’s a kamikaze That’ll probably cause a nuclear […]

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Bryan Hopkins on Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Bryan Hopkins on Las Vegas Mass Shooting 

Las Vegas (CNN) The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Jason Aldean was headlining the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival. He was a few songs into his set when shots rang out from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. 1,100 rounds were fired by a 64-year-old man killing 58 […]

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