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Summerfest 2020 Officially Canceled Due to COVID-19

This announcement comes after the festival was previously rescheduled to September, from its original dates in June 2020. This is the first time the festival has been canceled in its 53-year history.
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Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows Pens Essay in Support of Black Lives Matter

“The reality is, this is not a ‘black problem’ – it is an American problem,” Shadows writes. “Until we address it as such, the tides will remain the same.”
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Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Shares Statement After Backlash From Donald Trump Comments

In a since-deleted post on his personal Facebook, Novoselic reportedly wrote that he felt Trump “knocked it out of the park” with the speech, which the musician also called “strong and direct.”
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Soundgarden Joins Brandi Carlile for 'Record Store Day' Tribute to Chris Cornell

Surviving Soundgarden members Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron worked with Brandi Carlile, as well as her frequent musical partners Phil and Tim Hanseroth, on the song which will be released on vinyl September 26th.
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Gary Clark Jr. Calls Out for Musicians and Fans to Stand Against Racism

“We just want to wake up in the morning, go and make the most out of what we can, get what we can for ourselves and for our family and go the f*** back home,” he says. “That’s all. Why’s it so hard? Why is that a worry and a challenge?”
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Chester Sings Nirvana: Watch a Young Bennington Cover 'Polly'

Grey Daze is releasing a new album called Amends, featuring newly recorded instrumentals accompanying Bennington’s original vocal takes, on June 26.
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Watch 10-Year-Old Girl's Tom Morello-Approved Rage Against The Machine Cover

A 10-year-old’s cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerrilla Radio” has earned the approval of Tom Morello himself. Over the weekend, Nandi Bushell tweeted a video of herself covering the ‘Battle of Los Angeles’ single on drums, guitar and bass.
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Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, and More Honor 'BlackOut Tuesday'

The music industry is taking a stand, or rather a pause in order to observe and support “BlackOut Tuesday” part of the #TheShowMustBePaused initiative calling for “a day to take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation…”
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What Is 'BlackOut Tuesday' and How to Participate and Show Solidarity

The initiative was organized by Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other African American citizens by police.
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Here's What You'll Find at the 2020 Edition of 'Record Store Day'

As the uncertainty of returning back to normal shopping habits are still up in the air, Record Store Day has announced a trio of dates that will see some new and rare releases hit virtual shelves for music fans to scoop up.
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