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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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Dee Snider Says New AC/DC Album Has Been Delayed, but Is Finished

Late last year, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider claimed in a series of Twitter messages that he knew for sure that a rumored AC/DC reunion album was in the works. Now, Snider has shared a brief update about the project.
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Eddie Vedder Reveals 'Gem of Advice' Bruce Springsteen Gave Him

Vedder says that he and Springsteen now watch the World Series together, and gives a shout-out to Jack White, whom he says is “everything you could want out of a musician and a human being.”
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Hells Bells! AC/DC's 'Back In Black' Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary on Saturday

After its July 25, 1980, release, ‘Back in Black’ climbed to #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. More impressively, it’s gone on to sell over 25 million copies in the U.S., making it the fourth most successful album ever in the States.
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Billy Joel Scored His First Number 1 Hit 40 Years Ago This Weekend

July 19 marks the 40th anniversary of a big milestone in Billy Joel’s career: His first-ever number-one hit – “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.” Rebellious in nature, the song was his answer to the music press, who’d been less than kind to him.
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Mariah Carey Has Surprises For Fans, Starting This Friday

Back in June, Mariah Carey told fans that she was postponing the celebration of the 30th anniversary of her debut album due to the fight for social justice and Black Lives Matter. But now, it seems she’s ready to party.
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Melissa Etheridge Talks Son's OD Death and What She's Doing to Honor Him

“Time does heal. It’s only been a couple of months, but I’ve been very busy and made myself very busy,” Etheridge told ABC’s ‘Good Morning Americ’a on Tuesday.
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Kygo Teaming Up With Tina Turner for Remix of 'What’s Love Got to Do With It'

Kygo previously reworked a recording from another singing legend, the late Whitney Houston. Last year, he released a remix of Whitney’s cover of the 1986 Steve Winwood hit, “Higher Love.”
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Bob Marley's Family Releasing New Version of 'One Love' for UNICEF

All proceeds will go directly to Reimagine, UNICEF’s campaign to help kids whose lives have been upended by effects of the coronavirus, such as school closings, food shortages, and disruptions to medical supply chains.
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Nils Lofgren Says Springsteen and the E Street Band Have Been Recording a Great New Album

Springsteen had mentioned in a 2019 interview that he’d written an album’s worth of songs he hoped to record with the E Street Band, but little news about the project had emerged since then.
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