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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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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Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul 

A human being flipped inside out drips the nectar of impurity, and exposes imperfections like a tree stump. The rings do not count age; they tally scars. Rusty keys and curious wills unlock pain pushed into internal drawers, but the silent, invisible emotions that seep out are dangerous burdens for anyone else to carry. The […]

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BOB SCHNEIDER

BOB SCHNEIDER 

It’s Monday night in Austin, Texas. Indescribable streaks of color tear the atmosphere as the big southern sun sets. The regular crowd shuffles down South Lamar Boulevard filing into a blank looking building with a large lighted guitar attached to the roof. Outside, a 12-foot high silver suit of armor stands stoutly in front of […]

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NIKKI YANOFSKY

NIKKI YANOFSKY 

At the tender age of 16, Montreal-born jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky is shaking up the genre by bringing youthful energy to the microphone and a musical gift that comes along once a generation. Octaves are limitless vocal hurdles that are elegantly ascended with spot on pitch and rich tone. Yanofsky’s sound is uniquely her own […]

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