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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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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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Canadian cops to blare Nickelback songs to punish drunks

Canadian cops to blare Nickelback songs to punish drunks 

Los Angeles (CNN) With the holidays approaching, police in Canada are making all the usual warnings about the tough penalties for driving under the influence — loss of license, hefty fines and possible jail time. But in the sleepy town of Kensington, cops are warning of a cruel and unusual punishment for drunk drivers who […]

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Patterson Hood compares Donald Trump to George Wallace

Patterson Hood compares Donald Trump to George Wallace 

Los Angeles (CNN) The lead singer of Drive-By Truckers, Patterson Hood, admits that he fits right into Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” – at least on paper: a middle aged white guy from north Alabama and front man of a southern rock band. But nothing scares Hood more than a potential Donald Trump presidency. “We’re […]

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Jay-Z: War on drugs is an epic fail

Jay-Z: War on drugs is an epic fail 

Los Angeles (CNN) Rapper Jay-Z is getting political — calling the U.S. war on drugs an “epic fail.” In a video op-ed published in the New York Times, he says the drug war unfairly targets African Americans. Jay-Z narrates over Molly Crabapple’s artwork taking viewers on a journey back to the early 1970s when President […]

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Michael Chiklis: From “The Shield” to “The Singer”

Michael Chiklis: From “The Shield” to “The Singer” 

Los Angeles (CNN) You know him as the good cop in The Commish, the bad cop in The Shield and the new cop in Gotham. For his latest role, Michael Chiklis is trading in a badge for a microphone – releasing his debut solo record Influence on September 16th. “I’ve always felt that music was […]

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Lance Bass no one needs an AR-15

Lance Bass no one needs an AR-15 

Los Angeles (CNN) Social media has been flooded with tributes to the 49 people killed in the Orlando mass shooting. Famous figures in the L-G-B-T community are also speaking out on Twitter. TV host Andy Cohen tweeted: “I am speechless, sick and so sad reading the news from Orlando. Sending strength to my gay brothers […]

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Ben Harper takes on police shootings on latest album

Ben Harper takes on police shootings on latest album 

Los Angeles (CNN) Perhaps it all started with “Go Down Moses” or maybe “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” African-Americans have been using music and song for decades to protest slavery, oppression and discrimination. In recent months, there’s been a reawakening of sorts. Be it Beyoncé and her Super Bowl performance and new album, “Lemonade;” Prince […]

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Bob Lefsetz: Rockers cancel shows over divisive law

Bob Lefsetz: Rockers cancel shows over divisive law 

Los Angeles (CNN) Rock stars are cancelling concerts in the southern U.S. They’re protesting bills that deny services to same-sex couples or prevent transgender people from choosing bathrooms based on their gender identity. Bruce Springsteen called off a show in Greensboro, North Carolina: “To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the […]

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

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

Los Angeles (CNN) Women in Africa spend 40 billion hours a year walking to get water, according to the United Nations. The practice dates back generations, can be extremely dangerous and prevents communities from reaching any sort of gender parity. A world away, on her farm in Iowa, singer/songwriter Lissie is trying to do something about […]

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