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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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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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'I Was Feeling Emotional, I Guess': Powfu Talks Breakthrough Hit 'Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)'

“I was just watching a lot of those romantic movies, like, around that time, so I was feeling emotional, I guess, and wanted to write some deep, deep stories,” he tells ABC Audio.
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Dropkick Murphys and Bruce Springsteen Rock an Empty Fenway Park With Historic Show

It marked the first concert a band has played in the infield dirt of the famed Boston ballpark and it was the first musical performance without an audience at any major US stadium or arena.
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Twenty One Pilots Debuts 'Live From Outside' Version of 'Level of Concern'

The duo has released “Level of Concern (Live from Outside),” an alternate version of the single recorded amid quarantine and featuring members of Mutemath, Misterwives, and more.
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Members of My Chemical Romance, Rival Sons, The Darkness, and More Unite for Charity Ramones Cover

My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, Rival Sons drummer Michael Miley and The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins are among many artists who’ve teamed up to record a joint charity cover of the Ramones song “I Believe in Miracles.”
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Megan Fox Stars in Video for Machine Gun Kelly's Latest Single, 'Bloody Valentine'

“Bloody Valentine” was produced by and features blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. I’ll appear on Machine Gun Kelly’s upcoming pop punk-influenced album, ‘Tickets to My Downfall.’
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