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AWOLNATION livestreaming show on upcoming fall tour

AWOLNATION livestreaming show on upcoming fall tour

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AWOLNATION is gearing up to launch a tour for the first time in over three years, and you can get in on the fun from the comfort of your own home.

The outing's stop in Philadelphia on October 25 will stream live. You can tune in via the streaming platform Veeps starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.

In addition to AWOLNATION's headlining performance, the show's support set from Badflower, which is opening throughout the tour, will also be streamed.

For more info, visit AWOLNATION.Veeps.com.

AWOLNATION's tour launches October 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and concludes November 18 in Seattle. The band released a new song called "Freaking Me Out" last week, and they dropped a covers album, My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me, earlier this year.

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Corey Taylor announces livestream for upcoming London solo concert

Corey Taylor announces livestream for upcoming London solo concert

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Corey Taylor has announced a livestream for his upcoming solo show in London on October 17.

The concert will air via the streaming platform Dreamstage beginning at 4 p.m. ET. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Taylor Foundation, which the Slipknot frontman founded in support of those battling post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

The show itself will feature Taylor performing songs off his 2020 debut solo album, CMFT, as well as Slipknot and Stone Sour tracks and various covers.

For more info, visit Dreamstage.live.

Taylor is currently on tour with Slipknot supporting their new album The End, So Far, which drops this Friday.

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Filter dropping new single

Filter dropping new single "For the Beaten" in October

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Fresh off Richard Patrick's live reunion with Nine Inch Nails, Filter has announced a new single.

The track is called "For the Beaten" and will arrive October 14. You can presave it now.

"For the Beaten" is the first new track from Filter in two years, following 2020's "Murica" and "Thoughts and Prayers."

"I spent a lot of time in the studio the last two years working on various projects and collaborations but at the core of it all, there is always Filter," Patrick says. "We chose 'For the Beaten' as the first single because it’s dynamic, dark and heavy, just like the moment we are in."

A new Filter album, the follow-up to 2016's Crazy Eyes, is also in the works.

As previously reported, Patrick joined NIN along with several other former touring members of the band during their homecoming show in Cleveland over the weekend. Patrick played guitar on NIN's first tour before leaving to start Filter.

The show featured a performance of Filter's "Hey Man Nice Shot," which NIN had never performed live before.

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Jimmy Eat World shares acoustic version of

Jimmy Eat World shares acoustic version of "Something Loud"

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Jimmy Eat World has premiered an acoustic version of their latest single, "Something Loud."

"We thought it would be fun to make a stripped-down, alt version of 'Something Loud' along with some kind of video element," says frontman Jim Adkins. "As we recorded parts, we filmed it. So what you're watching is what you're hearing."

You can listen to the acoustic "Something Loud" now via digital outlets and watch its accompanying video streaming now on YouTube.

The original "Something Loud" premiered in June. It follows Jimmy Eat World's 2019 album, Surviving.

Jimmy Eat World is currently on a U.S. tour. The band is also playing the much-anticipated When We Were Young festival next month in Las Vegas.

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Volbeat previews upcoming concert stream with live

Volbeat previews upcoming concert stream with live "Shotgun Blues" video

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Volbeat has premiered a live video for "Shotgun Blues," a track off their latest album, Servant of the Mind.

The clip, which is streaming now on YouTube, was filmed during the Danish rockers' concert at the The Observatory North Park in San Diego last fall.

If you like what you saw, there's plenty more where that came from. Volbeat will be streaming their entire San Diego performance on their YouTube channel beginning October 6 at 2 p.m. ET. You'll be able to watch an archive of the stream through October 9.

Servant of the Mind, Volbeat's eight studio effort, was released last December. It also includes the singles "Wait a Minute My Girl," "Temple of Ekur" and "Becoming."

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Giovannie and the Hired Guns premiere new song,

Giovannie and the Hired Guns premiere new song, "Overrated"

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Giovannie and the Hired Guns have premiered a new song called "Overrated."

The track is available now via digital outlets and will appear on the Hired Guns' upcoming album, Tejano Punk Boyz, due out October 28.

Tejano Punk Boyz also features Giovannie and company's breakout single "Ramon Ayala." The track hit the top five on both Billboard's Mainstream Rock and Alternative Airplay charts.

Giovannie and the Hired Guns will launch a U.S. tour in support of the upcoming album October 7 in Cuero, Texas.

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Machine Gun Kelly included on 2022 'Time100 Next' list

Machine Gun Kelly included on 2022 'Time100 Next' list

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Machine Gun Kelly has made Time magazine's 2022 Time100 Next list.

The annual ranking highlights "100 of the world's rising stars, who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science and activism, and more."

As part of MGK's inclusion, the pop punk queen herself, Avril Lavigne, has written a piece in tribute of the 32-year-old "Bloody Valentine" rocker.

"He's grown in the most authentic way, starting as a rapper and evolving into one of the biggest rock stars in the world," Lavigne writes of Kelly. "I have a lot of respect for him and how thoughtful he is with his craft."

"He's constantly raising the bar for himself and for the world around him," the "Sk8er Boi" artist adds. "That attitude can inspire a new generation."

The 2022 Time100 Next list also includes FINNEAS, who's tribute is written by singer-songwriter and Eddie Vedder solo band member Glen Hansard, and FKA Twigs, who's honored by Courtney Love.

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Godsmack premieres new single,

Godsmack premieres new single, "Surrender"

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Godsmack has premiered a new single called "Surrender."

The track is the first fresh offering from the "Voodoo" rockers in four years. It follows the group's 2018 album, When Legends Rise, which spawned the singles "Bulletproof," "Under Your Scars," "When Legends Rise" and "Unforgettable," all of which hit #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Airplay chart.

You can listen to "Surrender" now via digital outlets.

Godsmack will play a one-off show in Henderson, Nevada this Friday. They'll embark on a European tour in October.

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Foo Fighters honor Taylor Hawkins again with star-studded LA tribute concert

Foo Fighters honor Taylor Hawkins again with star-studded LA tribute concert

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Foo Fighters held their second star-studded tribute concert to late drummer Taylor Hawkins Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

Unlike the first show, which took place in London earlier this month, the LA tribute did not stream online, but, according to the Los Angeles Times' live recap, it still boasted an epic night of impromptu supergroups often backed by the Foos themselves.

Among the highlights were Joan Jett jamming "Cherry Bomb" with Blink-182's Travis Barker on drums; Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Rick Savage and Phil Collen playing "Photograph" with vocals by Miley CyrusPink joining Heart's Nancy Wilson for "Barracuda"; The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen belting Soundgarden classics alongside Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Nirvana's Krist Novoselic; and Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler rocking Sabbath tunes while Sebastian Bach sang.

Attendees also saw Alanis Morissette, with whom Hawkins played drums before joining the Foos, perform "You Oughta Know" with Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums; comedian Dave Chappelle cover Radiohead's "Creep"; Wolfgang Van Halen rip Van Halen's "Panama"; Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee play "Home Sweet Home"; and Tool's Danny Carey join Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson for "YYZ."

As with the London concert, the LA show ended with a triumphant Foo Fighters set featuring various guest drummers, including Smith, Barker, Cameron, Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk, David BowieOmar Hakim, Weezer's Patrick Wilson and Hawkins' son, Shane, who once again manned the kit for "My Hero," as well as the song "I'll Stick Around."

The night ended around 1 a.m. local time with a full-band performance of "Everlong," which Dave Grohl played solo to finish the London show.

Proceeds from the concert are being donated to MusiCares and Music Support.

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Go on an "emotional journey" through the life of a metal icon with 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die' documentary

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If you're going to see the new Ronnie James Dio documentary, maybe bring some tissues along with your metal horns.

The film, titled Dio: Dreamers Never Die, follows the metal legend's entire musical career from his days as a '50s doo-wop singer and forming the band Elf to joining Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and replacing the fired Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath to finally launching his own namesake band, Dio.

It continues throughout the '80s and into the '90s, with Ronnie's career taking a plunge amid to the grunge and alternative explosion, to his triumphant reunion in the 2000s with former Black Sabbath bandmates in the band Heaven & Hell, and his untimely death of stomach cancer in 2010.

Making Dreamers Never Die was a "bittersweet" experience for Ronnie's widow, Wendy Dio, who's an executive producer on the film.

"When we were going through all the archives and everything ... there was certain things I laughed about, and then other things I cried about," Wendy tells ABC Audio. "It was just a very emotional journey."

Wendy adds the film's directors, Don Argott and Demian Fenton, were "just amazing."

"They just did everything that I wanted and more," she says. "I was so, so proud of this movie."

Ronnie's story struck Fenton as one different from the usual rock 'n' roll tale.

"Normally you hear the story about the young rock people, rocker gets discovered early on and everything crashes and burns and all this stuff, but Ronnie is the opposite," Fenton says. "He worked for years, he worked for decades honing his craft, learning about who he was as an artist."

Dio: Dreamers Never Die will be shown in theaters on September 28 and October 2. For more info, visit DioDreamersNeverDie.com.

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Tony Iommi teams up with Epiphone for new signature guitar

Tony Iommi teams up with Epiphone for new signature guitar

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Tony Iommi has teamed up with Epiphone to create a new signature guitar.

The Tony Iommi SG Special was inspired by the Black Sabbath guitarist's own 1964 Gibson SG Special, famously nicknamed "Monkey." Iommi played "Monkey" extensively with Black Sabbath's original lineup throughout the 1970s, and was played on every album and tour by the band during that decade, basically making it the guitar that pioneered metal.

In 2020, Iommi released a limited-edition recreation of the "Monkey" guitar with the Gibson Custom Shop, which, as you might imagine, wasn't exactly what one might call "affordable." The Epiphone version, meanwhile, is available at a relatively cheaper price point of $999.

For more info, visit Epiphone.com.

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Serj Tankian releases new solo song

Serj Tankian releases new solo song "Pop Imperialism" outside of AR app

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Now you can listen to Serj Tankian's latest solo song in actual reality, along with augmented reality.

The System of a Down frontman is now streaming his new track "Pop Imperialism" on YouTube. He premiered it last week via the AR app Arloopa.

"Pop Imperialism" will appear on Tankian's upcoming solo EP Perplex Cities, due out October 21. Each week leading up to the EP's release, Tankian will debut another Perplex Cities track on Arloopa.

Perplex Cities follows Tankian's 2021 EP, Elasticity, which features songs he'd originally written for System of a Down.

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Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds snatches up new mansion in Los Angeles

Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds snatches up new mansion in Los Angeles

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Dan Reynolds, frontman of Imagine Dragons, has a new place to call home.

Dirt reports the "Enemy" singer snatched up a mansion in Los Feliz, a hillside neighborhood of LA, for $5.8 million. This becomes his third home in the LA area, joining his $11 million beach house in Malibu, as well as a house in the Eagle Rock neighborhood.

Reynolds recently separated from his wife of 11 years, Aja Volkman, which may be why the singer has expanded his real estate portfolio.  

Taking a peek at Reynolds' new digs, the outlet reports the house was first built in the 1950s and has been heavily renovated in the years since. The abode offers five bathrooms, four bedrooms and over 6,000 feet of living space.

In addition, it offers a designer kitchen with marble trim and top-of-the-line appliances. Other prime perks include a balcony off the main suite, a screening room, a steam shower, a saltwater pool, a temperature-controlled wine room, a separate guest house and a breathtaking view of the city.

The listing also hints that Reynolds can walk outside and enjoy the shade of some palm trees as he grabs a snack off one of the fruit trees planted on the property. 

The house was originally listed for $8 million when it went up for sale in January. If you want to see more of the home, a video tour was shared to YouTube in December.

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NOFX announces new album ahead of planned split after 2023

NOFX announces new album ahead of planned split after 2023

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(Note Language) NOFX is heading into the sunset with at least one more album.

The long-running punk outfit has announced a new record titled Double Album, due out December 2. You can listen to the first single, "Darby Crashing Your Party," now via digital outlets.

The Double Album news follows frontman Michael "Fat Mike" Burkett's statement that 2023 will be NOFX's "last year."

"We will be announcing our final shows soon," Mike wrote in an Instagram comment in August. "It's been an amazing run."

Here's the Double Album track list:

"Darby Crashing Your Party"
"My Favorite Enemy"
"Don't Count on Me"
"Johanna Constant Teen"
"Punk Rock Cliché"
"F*** Day Six"
"Is It Too Soon if Time Is Relative?"
"Alcopollack"
"Three Against Me"
"Gone with the Heroined"

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Slipknot's Jim Root says he

Slipknot's Jim Root says he "didn't have a ton of creative input" on upcoming 'The End, So Far' album

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Slipknot guitarist Jim Root says he "didn't have a ton of creative input" on the band's upcoming new album, The End, So Far.

"We did not do pre-production," Root says tells Music Radar. "We essentially built this record in the studio, and a lot of that was due to COVID, and us being separated, and the circumstances led us to do the record the way it was done."

That process made Root feel "rushed trying to come up with ideas for this or that arrangement."

"We weren't rehearsed as a band," he says. "We did not come in knowing the songs top to bottom, and that affected the record."

Root feels that between the time of Slipknot finishing the album and putting it out, the band could've "taken our...time with pre-production, and, in my mind, put out a better product."

"That's not to say that we’re disappointed with what we are putting out; it's where we are at," he says. "It's what we were able to do, given the circumstances, and the things that we had to work with."

Root also admits he thought Slipknot should've "abandon[ed]" the album and "move[ed] on from it."

"[Percussionist] Clown was like, 'It's not a record! It's not a Slipknot record! We are still touring on We Are Not Your Kind, on that tour, and by the way here are some songs...'" Root says. "Well, you can say that, but we are putting a f****** record out and to the fans this is a f****** Slipknot record. No matter what you say, that's what it is."

The End, So Far arrives this Friday. Slipknot is continuing to tease songs off the record, most recently with a clip of the song "Hive Mind."

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Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett calls out social media conspiracies over Taylor Hawkins' death:

Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett calls out social media conspiracies over Taylor Hawkins' death: "It's all wrong"

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Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has opened up regarding the response to drummer Taylor Hawkins' death.

In an interview with The Plug podcast, Shiflett takes aim at "yahoo[s] on Twitter" spreading conspiracy theories about Hawkins and how he died.

"Especially right after [Hawkins] died, all these Twitter private investigators, they absolutely know what happened, and are sure of it, and it's all wrong," Shiflett says. "That's been really strange to watch."

"I understand people's fascination with it, Taylor was this big character and he meant a lot to millions of people all over the world," the guitarist continues. "But it's, like, so much of what I've seen out there is so completely wrong."

In addition to conspiracy theories on social media, Shiflett calls Rolling Stone's article about Hawkins' death "complete nonsense, for the most part." The article, titled "Inside Taylor Hawkins' Final Days as a Foo Fighter," features quotes from artists -- including Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith -- claiming that Hawkins had expressed concern with the amount of touring he had to do with Foo Fighters leading up to his death. Both Cameron and Smith distanced themselves from the article and apologized for taking part.

In speaking about the reaction to Hawkins death, Shiflett seemingly suggests that another Foo Fighters album could be possible. When asked if he's found in recent press interviews that people have been "awkwardly not asking" about the subject, Shiflett replies, "It probably will be when we ever get around to putting out another Foo Fighter record and go back into the promo boogie woogie."

Shiflett recently released two singles with his solo country project. He'll join Foo Fighters for the second of their two tribute concerts to Hawkins Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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Foo Fighters holding second Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in Los Angeles

Foo Fighters holding second Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in Los Angeles

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The second of Foo Fighters' two tribute concerts honoring late drummer Taylor Hawkins takes place tonight, Tuesday, at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

The first show took place at London's Wembley Stadium on September 3. Many of the artists who performed at the London tribute will be making the trip back across the pond for the LA concert, including Blink-182's Travis Barker, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen, The Police's Stewart Copeland, James Gang, David Bowie drummer Omar Hakim, The Struts' Luke Spiller, Kesha, session drummer Josh Freese and Hawkins' cover band Chevy Metal.

The LA lineup also includes Soundgarden's Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil, Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler, Miley Cyrus, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, Tool's Danny Carey, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Phil Collen and Rick Savage, Joan Jett, The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen, Alanis Morissette, Sebastian Bach, Yes vocalist and Hawkins' childhood friend Jon Davison, The Cars' Elliot Easton, Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx, Pink, Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk and Heart's Nancy Wilson.

Additionally, Dave Grohl's daughter Violet and Hawkins' son Shane will perform. Foo Fighters' performance of "My Hero" with Shane on drums was widely considered to be the highlight of the six-hour London concert.

Like with the London show, proceeds from the LA tribute will be donated to MusiCares and Music Support. Unlike the London show, however, no streaming details have been announced for the LA concert.

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Anthrax is

Anthrax is "getting there" with next album, says Scott Ian: "We're not that far off!"

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Scott Ian has shared an update on the status of the next Anthrax album, telling Metal Hammer that the thrash icons are "getting there."

"We had started writing before COVID, but then eventually we jumped back in, so we do have eight arrangements and half of them with lyrics," Ian says. "We've got at least another six really, really great things that we just need to start bashing out as a band."

The guitarist adds, "We're not that far off!"

Anthrax's most recent studio effort is 2016's For All Kings. Over the summer, they released a live album titled XL, which captured their 2021 40th anniversary streaming concert.

The 40th anniversary celebration continued this year with a U.S. Anthrax tour also featuring Black Label Society and Hatebreed.

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Slipknot teases more songs off 'The End, So Far'

Slipknot teases more songs off 'The End, So Far'

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Slipknot's new album The End, So Far drops this Friday, and the masked metallers are continuing to whet the appetites of excited fans.

Over the past few days, the 'Knot has been counting down to The End, So Far's arrival with clips from songs off the upcoming record. If you check out the band's Twitter, you can hear previews of album cuts including "Acidic," "Medicine for the Dead," "Heirloom" and "Warranty."

The countdown began last week with a tease of the opening track "Adderall."

The End, So Far also includes the previously released tracks "The Chapeltown Rag," "The Dying Song (Time to Sing)" and "Yen."

Slipknot is currently on tour in support of The End, So Far. The outing, a continuation of Slipknot's ongoing Knotfest Roadshow tour, concludes October 7 in Irvine, California.

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Heart's Nancy Wilson releases solo song paying tribute to Taylor Hawkins

Heart's Nancy Wilson releases solo song paying tribute to Taylor Hawkins

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Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson has released a new song called "Amigo Amiga" that pays tribute to her friend, late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The melancholy tune, which Wilson began writing on the night that Hawkins died, got its premiere Monday at Consequence.net along with a lyric video featuring footage of Nancy singing the song and playing acoustic guitar.

"I heard myself in tears saying 'too soon too soon' which became a refrain in the song," Wilson explains to Consequence. "I spent quite a few sleepless nights trying to express it all. He was a wonderful friend and we always had funny pet names for each other like 'Amigo' and 'Amiga' as well as 'Luv' and 'Dahling.'"

Hawkins was featured on a song called "Party at the Angel Ballroom" that appeared on Nancy's 2021 debut solo studio album, You and Me. Wilson is also among the many stars scheduled to perform at the second of two Hawkins tribute concerts organized by the Foo Fighters, taking place this Tuesday, September 27 at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.

"It is such a painful loss -- but it also feels like Taylor has galvanized and re-energized rock 'n' roll with so many of his musician friends and fans coming together," Wilson says. "It's a new renaissance Taylor and the Foo family have gifted us all."

All proceeds raised by sales of the track will be donated to the Recording Academy's MusiCares charity.

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