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Charlottesville “Unity” Concert to Feature Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, The Roots, + More

Free Concert on September 24 Also Features Ariana Grande, Chris Stapleton, Pharrell Williams, and More

Sep 06, 2017

Dave Matthews Band have announced "A Concert for Charlottesville" in their hometown of Charlottesville, VA. It's billed as "An Evening of Music and Unity" and is in response to the neo-Nazi/alt-right/KKK rally in Charlottesville last month that led to violence and three deaths.  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Moving Forward in Hard Times (Plus An Interview with Dave Depper)

Plus James Comey Testifies and the Conservatives Stumble in U.K. General Election

Jun 09, 2017

Welcome back. This week we have Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Dave Depper discussing his new solo album and the place of protest music in the Trump era, plus James Comey slamming the President, election surprises in the U.K., the Manchester benefit show, and two ongoing rows amongst musicians. More

Watch Liam Gallagher and Coldplay Play Oasis’ “Live Forever” at One Love Manchester Benefit

Plus Liam Gallagher Criticizes His Brother Noel for Not Performing

Jun 05, 2017

The One Love Manchester benefit concert took place yesterday at Manchester, England's Old Trafford cricket ground. It was organized by Ariana Grande to benefit the victims of the terrorist bombing at her concert at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people. More

Watch Coldplay and Ariana Grande Cover Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” at One Love Benefit

Benefit Concert for Victims of Manchester Arena Bombing Took Place Yesterday

Jun 05, 2017

The One Love Manchester benefit concert took place yesterday at Manchester, England's Old Trafford cricket ground. It was organized by Ariana Grande to benefit the victims of the terrorist bombing at her concert at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people and featured performances by Grande, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, and others.  More

Ariana Grande Enlists Coldplay, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and More for One Love Manchester Benefit

Concert This Sunday Will Also Feature Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Take That, Usher, and Niall Horan

May 30, 2017

Last Monday night a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including children and teenagers, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England after Ariana Grande finished her concert.  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Trump Goes Abroad

The President Visits the Middle East and Europe, Musicians Reflect on the Manchester Attacks

May 26, 2017

This politics column thing has been rolling along for a few weeks now and it's time to move to the next level. Here, and from now on, you'll find different sections bringing a main story, a brief news round-up, words direct from musicians themselves, and the song of the week. More

May 26, 2017

On Monday night, two explosions went off in the foyer at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England after Ariana Grande finished her concert. Twenty-two people died, including children and teenagers, in a suicide bomber terrorist attack that ISIS has claimed responsibility for. More

Morrissey Criticizes Theresa May and the Queen in a Statement on the Manchester Attacks

"Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims."

May 23, 2017

Morrissey grew up in Manchester, England, where his iconic band The Smiths was formed in 1982. Morrissey was in his hometown last night, celebrating his birthday, when he got word of last night's terrorist attack at Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people.  More

May 23, 2017

As we reported last night, two explosions went off in foyer at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England last night right after Ariana Grande finished her concert. The death toll has officially risen from 19 to 22 and the identity of the attacker, a lone suicide bomber, is known to police (but not released to the public yet). More

19 Dead After Explosions at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester, England

The Singer is Unharmed, But Around 50 Others Are Hurt

May 22, 2017

Two explosions went off in foyer at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England tonight right after Ariana Grande finished her concert. The BBC are reporting that 19 are confirmed dead, with around another 50 injured.  More