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Dave Grohl Writes Essay on Live Music: 'We Will Do It Again, Because We Have To'​

Few people can attest to the power of a live audience quite like Dave Grohl can, and the Foo Fighters frontman does just that in a new essay published by The Atlantic.
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Star-Studded 'Rise Up New York!' Telethon Raises Over $115 Million for NYC-Based COVID-19 Charities

To ease the considerable financial burden of COVID-19, Robin Hood teamed up with a lineup of stars for ‘Rise Up New York!’, a one-hour virtual telethon streamed across numerous platforms Monday night.
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Mick Jagger, Elton John, Bob Dylan, and More Pay Tribute to Little Richard

Celebrities from the worlds of music, TV and film - and even politics - paid tribute to Rock ’n’ Roll’s founding father Little Richard, who has died at the age of 87.
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Was (Not Was) Singer 'Sweet Pea' Atkinson Dies of Heart Attack at Age 74

Born in Oberlin, Ohio, and raised in Detroit, Atkinson joined Was (Not Was) after meeting the band’s co-leader Don Was in the late 1970s while recording at a Detroit music studio.
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Axl Rose and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Blast Each Other on Twitter

Two unlikely opponents went at each other on Twitter Wednesday night, as Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had a war of words, and flags.
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Madonna Clarifies She’s 'Not Currently Sick' With COVID-19, but Likely Had It While on Tour

In an Instagram post Wednesday, the singer chided people who would “rather believe sensationalist headlines than do their own research about the nature of this virus.”
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Stevie Nicks Hoping to Work on 'Rhiannon'-Themed Movie and Book While on Lockdown

The legendary Fleetwood Mac singer tells Rolling Stone that she had intended to take 2020 off from touring anyway, with the intention of working on a “Rhiannon” book and movie based on the Welsh myth that inspired her famous Fleetwood Mac song.
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Queen + Adam Lambert Put a Quarantine Spin on Classic Hit "We Are the Champions" for Charity

No time for losers, Queen + Adam Lambert are the champions… of turning a classic record into a quarantine anthem. The band have recorded a new version of the 1977 hit to honor those on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle.
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Do You Play Like He Does? Peter Frampton Auctioning Off Personal Guitar Lesson for Charity

Peter Frampton is offering to help one lucky musician hone their guitar skills as they self-isolate at home - and benefit a good case to boot.
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Official Whitney Houston Biopic Now in the Works

The estate of Whitney Houston has announced that the official biopic for the singer is in the works, telling the story of her rise to stardom and the price she paid.
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