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Dropkick Murphys Playing Empty Fenway Park Show With Virtual Assist From Bruce Springsteen

The concert, dubbed ‘Streaming Outta Fenway,’ will find the Boston punk heroes playing an audience-free show on the infield dirt of the famous ballpark, with The Boss himself joining remotely.
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Watch Roger Waters and Touring Band Play Pink Floyd's 'Mother' While Social Distancing

The video is accompanied by a message from Roger that reads, “Social distancing is a necessary evil in COVID world. Watching ‘Mother’ reminds me just how irreplaceable the joy of being in a band is.”
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Joy Division's Ian Curtis Died 40 Years Ago Today

Following ‘Unknown Pleasures,’ Joy Division recorded a follow-up album, ‘Closer.’ Leading up to a tour in support of the album, Curtis, who battled epilepsy and depression throughout his life, died by suicide the early morning of May 18, 1980.
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Don Henley Raises More Than $30K for Food Bank by Writing Down the Lyrics to an Eagles Hit

Henley also donated an acoustic guitar signed by himself and the rest of the current Eagles lineup: Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Deacon Frey and Vince Gill.
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Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, and Rihanna Land on the List of UK's Richest Musicians

The latest edition of UK newspaper ‘The Sunday Times’ annual Rich List has been revealed, and as usual, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John are ranked among the wealthiest musicians in their homeland.
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Watch 'The Dirt' Alongside Mötley Crüe This Friday

This Friday, the “Dr. Feelgood” rockers will provide running, live commentary of the film, along with the actors who played them. Check the band’s Twitter page starting at 7PM ET and follow along with the hashtag #StayHomeSweetHome.
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Isn't He Lovely: Stevie Wonder Celebrates His 70th Birthday Today

Wonder was born Stevland Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, and moved to Detroit at age four. Blind from infancy, Stevie was a child prodigy who played keyboards, harmonica and drums.
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Bryan Adams Apologizes for Controversial 'Rant' Against Chinese Wet Markets: 'No Excuse'

Once again, the comments seemed split between people criticizing the “Summer of ‘69” singer for his “racist” comments, and others saying that no apology was necessary, because it was clear he was speaking out against meat.
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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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