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Pearl Jam: 'We Do Not Want to Contribute to White Voices Overtaking the Narrative'

“Pearl Jam was started with a love for music and social justice,” the grunge rockers write in a Facebook post. “Our organization has been reflecting on where unconscious racism is still showing up in our own lives and how we can do better.”
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Billie Eilish, Metallica Make 'Forbes' 2020 Highest-Paid Celebrities List

Other artists on the list include The Rolling Stones at #32, with $59 million; U2 and Bon Jovi, who were tied with Lady Gaga at #87, with $38 million; and KISS at #95, with $36.5 million.
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Tool Cancels Tour to Give Money Back to Fans

The band had originally announced plans to reschedule the affected shows, which ran from this past March through the middle of June, but they’ve now decided to scrap the run entirely.
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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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