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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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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Griffin House’s love song to Paris

Griffin House’s love song to Paris 

Nashville (CNN) – November 13, 2015. The darkest day for the City of Light. Suicide bombers and terrorists with guns murdered 130 innocent people dining in Parisian cafés, enjoying a soccer match and dancing at a rock concert. Most of those killed were at the Bataclan Theatre… 89 souls lost simply because they loved music. Weeks […]

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Alan Silvestri: “Back to the Future’s” 30 Year Anniversary

Alan Silvestri: “Back to the Future’s” 30 Year Anniversary 

New York (CNN) It is one of the most memorable pieces of music ever written for a Hollywood film — often called, “The perfect movie with the perfect score.” Happy 30th birthday to “Back to the Future.” Alan Silvestri wrote the iconic score. He joined “CNN Newsroom L.A.” on October 21, 2015. That was the […]

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Don McLean: “American Pie” manuscript sells for $1.2 million

Don McLean: “American Pie” manuscript sells for $1.2 million 

A song that defined a generation. An 8 minute, 36 second ode to the social upheavals of the 1960s and early 70s. Now the original manuscript that Don McLean hoped could make people dance is up for sale. “It’s the creative process from beginning to end,” Tom Lecky with Christie’s New York said while surrounded […]

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Rockstar Rant: Aaron Lewis Rips Molesting Fans

Rockstar Rant: Aaron Lewis Rips Molesting Fans 

Atlanta (HLN) Respect women at Staind shows, or else! Frontman, Aaron Lewis, interrupted his set at RockFest in Kansas City this weekend to berate some concert-goers who he said were molesting a young crowdsurfer. “All right, listen up you f***ing a**holes, that f***ing girl right there is like 15 f***ing years old, and you f***ing […]

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Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids 

The setting sun ducks behind Big Sur’s giant redwoods chugging towards the waters off California’s Central Coast. The smell of untouched earth slow dances in the crisp canyon air. Without taint or judgment, the sounds of spirituality ring peacefully, calling the starved to feast on nature’s offerings. Painters and poets have long found creative fuel […]

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James Blunt

James Blunt 

He sang about a girl that made him fucking high in an octave to prove it. But before James Blunt crooned, “You’re Beautiful,” he drove a tank for the British Army, and was the captain who led 30,000 troops into Kosovo. Among his duties in the Balkan Peninsula in 1999 was to seize the Priština […]

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JASON MRAZ

JASON MRAZ 

Ten years ago, Jason Mraz had a few t-shirts, some paper fedoras and a dream. He stuffed them into a worn backpack and travelled cross-country from his home in Virginia to California – a musical gypsy with a desire to share songs and expose his eyes fully to the world. His flawlessly accurate and controlled […]

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