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WORLD PREMIERE: Bastille Return with Blur's Graham Coxon on 'What You Gonna Do???'

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from our friend Dan Smith and Bastille, but the band is back and they’ve brought along Blur guitarist Graham Coxon along for the ride.
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Alanis Morissette and Liz Phair Swap Awful Stories About Music Industry Sexism

A joint trek featuring Alanis Morissette hitting the road with Liz Phair and Garbage in 2020 won’t be happening. Rather than complain, Liz and Alanis hopped on a video call to talk through their frustrations and open up about their storied careers.
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Instagram Official: Machine Gun Kelly Says He 'Waited an Eternity' to Find Megan Fox

After the release of Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bloody Valentine” music video, rumors were flying around the possible relationship between MGK and Megan Fox. The Blonde Don put our speculations to rest with one simple Instagram post.
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Lana Del Rey's Poetry Audiobook Has Arrived: Hear a Sample From the Singer

Lana Del Rey’s first audio poetry book, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass has arrived. The poetry is read by Del Rey herself and features music from friend and collaborator Jack Antonoff.
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Fighting for Their Future: How Independent Music Venues Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

A conversation with several individuals involved with the National Independent Venue Association speak on how the COVID-19 pandemic as affected their staff and what it will take to keep their doors open in the future.
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Pearl Jam, Green Day, and More Urge Political Campaigns to Seek Consent Before Using Music in Open Letter

Musicians have signed an open letter asking that political campaigns seek consent from the recording artists and songwriters before using their music.
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Study Shows Playing a Musical Instrument Is Good for Your Mental Health

It could be the creative outlet, it could be the stress relief, most likely it’s just because making music is a whole lot of fun! A new study, meant to explore how learning an instrument can affect a person’s mood, has produced some positive results.
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Bandmate Reveals Linkin Park Criticism 'Really Weighed' on Chester Bennington in 2017

Former bandmate Sean Dowdell admits that he and Chester had conversations about the criticism Linkin Park faced just two months prior to his passing, upon the release of the band’s seventh studio album, ‘One More Light.’
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Paul McCartney, Outkast, Michelle Obama, and More To Take Part In Lollapalooza’s Virtual Festival

Since Lollapalooza was forced to cancel it’s 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has taken a reimagined approach on what was supposed to be its weekend in Chicago.
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St. Vincent Is All of Us, 'Fumbling' Through 'Stairway to Heaven'

If any musical rule were to be broken, especially after months of quarantine, that would be the “No Stairway” guitar store rule made famous in the ‘90s Mike Myers flick Wayne’s World.
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