Music Stars React to D.C. Riot; SAG Mad at Grammys Moving Onto Same Date; Terri Nunn Sorry for Trump Resort Gig

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January 06, 2021

Musicians Respond to Trump and Capitol Mob: Stevie Wonder, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Pink, Tom Morello, Sara Bareilles Speak Up

Musicians speaking up about Trump supporters rioting included Sara Bareilles, Tom Morello, Pink, Tommy Lee, Chuck D, Paul Stanley and more.

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SAG-AFTRA 'Extremely Disappointed' With Grammy Reschedule Opposite the SAG Awards

Both the SAG Awards and a rescheduled Grammy Awards will now face off opposite each other on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

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Trump-Spoofing 'Rent' Adaptation '11,780 Votes' Is the Jam of the Unfolding 2021 Political Season

Donald J. Trump's plea for Georgia to "find" "11,780 Votes" is the basis for a brilliant song spoof, set to "Seasons of Love" from "Rent."

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Berlin's Terri Nunn Apologizes for Playing Mar-a-Lago Gig, Slams 'Lack of Regard for the Pandemic' at Trump Resort

Terri Nunn of the band Berlin has apologized for performing at Mar-a-Lago New Year's Eve after coming under fire from fans for several days.

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Year in Review: The Worst Songs of 2020

The worst songs of 2020 included Van Morrison's and Eric Clapton's anti-lockdown songs, plus numbers by Tory Lanez, Mike Love and Lil Pump.

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Music Predictions for 2021: Adele and Rihanna Will Be Back... But Summertime Festivals Probably Won't

Variety offers predictions for what will (and won't) happen in music in 2021. New Adele and Rihanna music, si; music festivals... maybe?

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'Coup Fighters': Amy Klobuchar Shouts Out Senators Supporting Election Results With Foo Fighters Reference

Senator Amy Klobuchar made a Foo Fighters reference when shouting out senators supporting election results, calling them "coup fighters."

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Dr. Dre Issues Statement From Hospital: 'I'm Doing Great'

Music mogul Dr. Dre suffered a brain aneurysm on Monday and is currently receiving treatment at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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Neil Young Sells 50% of His Song Copyrights to Hipgnosis

Hipgnosis Songs has acquired 50% of Neil Young’s copyright and income interests in his 1,180-song catalog.

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'Bean Dad' and Indie Musician John Roderick Apologizes for Controversy, Past Racist Tweets

"Bean Dad," a.k.a. Long Winters frontman John Roderick, apologized for the Twitter controversy in which he portrayed an abusive father.

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Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' Goes Down in the Books as the No. 1 Album of 2020

In data tallied by Rolling Stone, Swift had 2020's No. 1 seller and Lil Baby's "My Turn" was the top streamer, with Swift ahead overall.

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Angélique Kidjo Enters Oscars Song Race With 'How Can I Tell You?' From 'Nasrin' (EXCLUSIVE)

Angélique Kidjo enters the Oscars original song race with "How Can I Tell You?" from "Nasrin," a doc about the Iranian human rights a …

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123-Year-Old Musicians Union AFM Local 47 Elects First Female President

Stephanie O'Keefe is the first female president in the 123-year history of AFM Local 47, which represents 6,000 musicians in Los Angeles.

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Gene Rumsey, Top Exec at Concord and Capitol Label Groups, Dies at 67

Gene Rumsey, a veteran music business executive who held top posts at the Capitol and Concord label groups, has died at 67.

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Rap Lyrics Now Admissible as Court Evidence: A Dangerous Precedent (Guest Column)

A Maryland court ruled that rap lyrics may be admitted as evidence of a defendant’s guilt. It sets a dangerous precedent, writes Dina …

                                                           

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