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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January 2018 Playlist

January 2018 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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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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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson 

Los Angeles (CNN) If mellow was a movement, Jack Johnson would be its peaceful and eternal leader. For the past 15 years, the former pro surfer-turned-acoustic guitar strummer has recorded the ultimate soundtrack to laid-back living from his home on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. But in the age of Donald Trump, Johnson’s […]

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Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools

Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools 

Los Angeles (CNN) Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Van Halen credits music with keeping him out of trouble — and he asks an important question: “Could you imagine a world without music?” “It’s a must,” Van Halen told CNN’s John Vause during an interview Tuesday. “It has to be taught.” In an era […]

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Wyclef Jean: “If I Was President (2016)”

Wyclef Jean: “If I Was President (2016)” 

Los Angeles (CNN) Wyclef Jean has long talked about presidents. In 2004, he sang: If I was President I’d get elected on Friday Assassinated on Saturday Buried on Sunday They go back to work on Monday¬† He re-worked and re-released the song in 2009 after Barack Obama was elected to the White House. A year […]

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