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Donald Trump Pardons Kodak Black, Lil Wayne, and Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez

Photo Credit: NBC News During the Donald Trump presidency’s final hours, several prominent figures in the music industry received pardons. An official White House statement released late Tuesday night indicated the full list. In total, President Trump issued 73 pardons and commuted the sentences of 70 more individuals. Some of the high-profile individuals who were […]

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All Three Major Music Labels Pull Contributions From GOP Members Who Voted Against Election Certification

Photo Credit: Cool Caesar / CC by 3.0 All three major music labels pull contributions from GOP members who voted against certifying election results. Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Group are joining a chorus of companies that are pulling their financial contributions from Congress. The Recording Industry Association of America and […]

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Garth Brooks to Play Biden Inauguration – “This Is Not a Political Statement. This Is a Statement of Unity.”

Photo Credit: Greg2600 / CC by 2.0 Country music superstar Garth Brooks will play the Biden inauguration tomorrow. Brooks announced that he had accepted an invitation to play the inauguration on Monday. “This is not a political statement. This is a statement of unity,” Brooks told reporters during the news conference. “It’s kind of how […]

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FBI Arrests Iced Earth Guitarist Jon Schaffer for Capitol Riots Involvement

Photo Credit: Cameron Smith The FBI has arrested Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer in connection with the Capitol riots. The heavy metal guitarist surrendered to federal agents after being placed on the FBI wanted list. Photos and videos from the Capitol emerged, showcasing the guitarist amongst a crowd of Trump supporters. In response to a […]