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KISS Perform In First Clip From Neil Bogart Biopic 'Spinning Gold'

KISS Perform In First Clip From Neil Bogart Biopic 'Spinning Gold'

The first clip previewing Spinning Gold, a biopic about Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, features a live performance from KISS.

The biopic was first conceived in 1990. After several drafts, multiple castings and a decades-long search for the right director, the movie has finally arrived with Neil's son Tim Bogart directing the project.

"Born Neil Bogatz in the Brooklyn projects where he plotted his dreams and schemes to escape from poverty, Neil Bogart was my father - and it's taken me over twenty years to finally tell his story," Tim Bogart said of the project.

"And I know people say that all the time, but the first option on the film really was back in 1999," he added. "From there, through obstacles nearly as challenging as what my father faced in bringing Casablanca Records to the world, the obstacles in bringing this film to light were just as daunting."

The footage, premiered by Variety, captures a live performance by "Kiss" (a group of actors pretending to be the iconic band), while Bogart, played by Jeremy Jordan, watches from backstage.

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Pearl Jam Cancel Shows After Bassist Tests Positive For Covid

Pearl Jam Cancel Shows After Bassist Tests Positive For Covid

Pearl Jam canceled the final shows on their current U.S. tour after the band's bassist Jeff Ament tested positive for Covid.

The final two shows of the tour were scheduled to be held in Sacramento on May 18 and in Las Vegas on May 20.

"While the band battled through Oakland after drummer Matt Cameron tested positive for Covid, and Fresno where Ed and the band got through it with the help of Dave Krusen as special guest drummer, they now have to present the heartbreaking news that this morning bassist Jeff Ament has tested positive for COVID," Pearl Jam said in a statement posted on social media.

The band added, "Our attention to staying inside the bubble has been constant. We have truly done all that we could have to remain clear of infection. Regretfully, the Sacramento and Las Vegas shows are canceled."

Ticket refunds will be automatically processed to ticket holders' method of purchase.

Pearl Jam is set to kick off their European tour with a performance at the Netherlands' Pinkpop Festival on June 18.

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My Chemical Romance, Jack White & Fall Out Boy To Headline 2022 Music Midtown

My Chemical Romance, Jack White & Fall Out Boy To Headline 2022 Music Midtown

My Chemical Romance, Jack White and Fall Out Boy have been announced as headliners of this year's Music Midtown festival.

Music Midtown is set to take place at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on September 17 and 18. Other musicians set to feature at the festival include Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Phoenix, Turnstile, A Day To Remember, Louis The Child, 2 Chainz, 100 gecs, Denzel Curry, Tinashe, and Charlotte Cardin.

Tickets for the event are on sale now.

Last week, MCR shared a new song, "The Foundations of Decay," the band's first single in eight years.

"The Foundations of Decay" is the first new music from My Chemical Romance since the release of "Fake Your Death," a song originally recorded for their unfinished fifth album but featured on the greatest hits compilation May Death Never Stop You in 2014.

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The Killers To Headline Poland's Open'er Festival 2022

The Killers To Headline Poland's Open'er Festival 2022

The Killers have been confirmed as headliners of Poland's Open'er Festival 2022.

The rockers will be joined by several A-listers for the festival, which is scheduled to take place between June 29 and July 2 at Gdynia-Kosakowo airport.

The festival will also feature performances from Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, Playboi Carti, Martin Garrix, The Chemical Brothers, Måneskin, Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, Gunna, Clairo, Tove Lo, Little Simz, Jessie Ware, Royal Blood, Years And Years, The Smile and Michael Kiwanuka.

The Killers previously headlined the 2020 edition of the Open'er Festival. This year, the festival is voicing their solidarity for Ukraine and says it "will be a place of support for Ukrainians facing the barbaric Russian aggression of their country."

A special initiative "Wspierajmy Ukraine na koncertach / Support Ukraine at concerts" will take place during the festival to help the actions of Polish Center For International Aid.

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Sum 41 Announce 'Does This Look All Killer No Filler' U.K., European Tour

Sum 41 Announce 'Does This Look All Killer No Filler' U.K., European Tour

Sum 41 have announced a 2022 U.K. and European tour with Simple Plan in a supporting role, called the "Does This Look All Killer No Filler" tour.

The Canadian rock bands have been touring the U.S. together in 2022, and will reunite on the road when the U.K./European leg kicks off in Stuttgart on September 20.

"We've been having such a great time on our tour with Simple Plan in the States and cannot wait to bring the party over to Europe," Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley said in a statement.

He added, "We're so excited to celebrate the anniversaries of some of our favourite albums along with other hits and favourites with you on the 'Does This Look All Killer No Filler' tour."

Before embarking on the joint tour, Sum 41 will perform at the Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds on June 3 and in Hatfield on June 4.

Tickets for the U.K. and European tour go on sale at 10 am local time on May 20.

Tour Dates:

September

20 - Stuttgart, Porsche-Arena21 - Frankfurt, myticket Jahrhunderthalle23 - Bordeaux, Arkea Arena24 - Bilbao, Bilbao Arena26 - Lisbon, Altice Arena Sala Tejo27 - Madrid, WiZink Center29 - Paris, Accor Arena

October

1 - Prague, Sportovin Hala Fortuna3 - Warsaw, EXPO XXI5 - Vienna, Arena Open Air Vienna6 - Bratislava, Incheba Expo Hall8 - Bologna, Unipol Arena10 - Munich, Olympiahalle11 - Hamburg, Edel Optics Arena12 - Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle14 - Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Hall17 - Luxembourg, Rockhal18 - Tilburg, O1319 - Brussels, Forest National21 - London, Alexandra Palace

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Yungblud Announces Self-Titled Third Album

Yungblud Announces Self-Titled Third Album

Yungblud has announced that his new self-titled album will be released on September 2 via Locomotion/Geffen Records.

The rocker shared the news about his third studio album in a livestream in the midst of being tattooed on his ribcage by famous tattoo artist Emily Malice.

Yungblud, who was born Dominic Harrison, issued a statement on Instagram regarding the upcoming album, saying, "Everything up to this moment has been a complete explosion of uncensored expression, where I just told the truth and sang about what I felt in that exact moment."

"The difference here is that i have thought and felt this record so deeply. i went to a part of myself that I didn't know was there. i studied it, i bathed in the emotion, tried to solve the equation and come up with an answer (at least for now) from love to pain, adoration to abandonment, laughter to betrayal," he added.

The reason why he titled the album YUNGBLUD is "because nothing in my life has ever made more sense," according to the 24 year old musician.

Yungblud, who is currently on the European leg of his Life On Mars world tour, will start the North American leg on September 13, following the release of the new album.

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Eric Clapton Announces Brief U.S. Tour

Eric Clapton Announces Brief U.S. Tour

Eric Clapton has announced a brief U.S. Tour of five cities spanning 12 days in September.

Clapton's band for these shows will include regular collaborators Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Sonny Emory and Chris Stainton with Sharon White and Katie Kissoon on backing vocals.

The shows will feature Texas blues man Jimmie Vaughan as special guest.

Tickets for the September 12, 13, and 16 shows will go on sale on May 20, while tickets sale for other shows in the U.S. Tour will be held on June 10.

Clapton announced the new U.S. Tour after revealing that he as tested positive for Covid shortly after his second concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The viral infection forced the iconic English rock and blues guitarist/singer to postpone his next two concerts of the ongoing European tour.

U.S. Tour Dates:

Sep 08: Columbus Schottenstein Center, OH Sep 10: Detroit Little Caesars Arena, MI Sep 12: Chicago United Center, IL Sep 13: Chicago United Center, IL Sep 16: Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena, PA Sep 18: New York Madison Square Garden, NY Sep 19: New York Madison Square Garden, NY

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Tragically Hip To Release Standalone Live Album 'Live At The Roxy'

Tragically Hip To Release Standalone Live Album 'Live At The Roxy'

The Tragically Hip have announced plans to release a standalone live album, Live At The Roxy, which will drop on June 24 through Universal Music Canada.

The band also dropped the live version of "She Didn't Know," as a preview of the live album.

The May 3, 1991 live performance will be released as a stand-alone album on digital streaming platforms, vinyl and CD, after being remastered for the Hip's 30th anniversary Road Apples box set last year.

Hip bassist Gord Sinclair said in a statement, "I remember the Roxy show like it was yesterday. We had spent a year on the road before recording Road Apples and got right back in the saddle when we finished. The new tunes worked great live and by the time we got to L.A. we were firing on all pistons."

The album includes classic songs like "Little Bones," "Cordelia," "Three Pistols," "Long Time Running," "Blow at High Dough," and a nine-minute version of "New Orleans Is Sinking" known as the "Killer Whale Tank" version, featuring a mid-song story about cleaning an aquarium.

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Tom DeLonge Shares Trailer For Sci-Fi Action-Comedy 'Monsters Of California'

Tom DeLonge Shares Trailer For Sci-Fi Action-Comedy 'Monsters Of California'

Tom DeLonge recently released a trailer for the sci-fi action comedy, Monsters Of California, his directorial debut.

DeLonge co-wrote Monsters Of California with Ian Miller. He also wrote and scored the original music for the movie.

Monsters Of California, which is described as "a coming-of-age adventure with a sci-fi twist," is produced by DeLonge's To The Stars Media along with Stan Spry and Eric Woods.

"Anyone who knows me, or follows me on social media, knows I'm no stranger to the paranormal, which is why directing Monsters of California was a no-brainer," DeLonge said in a statement. "The film takes my fascination with the unexplained, combines it with the skate culture I grew up a part of, and tosses in my ridiculous sense of humor that millions got to witness during my Blink-182 days."

The movie is about teenager Dallas Edwards (played by Jack Samson) and his friends investigating several strange events throughout Southern California.

"Maybe UFOs aren't what we think they are," Edwards' friend Riley (Jared Scott) says in the trailer.

The cast also includes Richard Kind, Arianne Zucker, Camille Kostek, Casper Van Dien, Gabrielle Haugh and more.

The release date for Monsters Of California is not known as of yet.

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Kelly Osbourne Expecting First Child With Slipknot's Sid Wilson

Kelly Osbourne Expecting First Child With Slipknot's Sid Wilson

Kelly Osbourne, daughter of Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne, has revealed that she is expecting her first child.

"I know that I have been very quiet these past few months so I thought I would share with you all as to why. I am over the moon to announce that I am going to be a Mumma," she announced on Instagram along with a picture of her holding her ultrasounds photos. "To say that I am happy does not quite cut it. I am ecstatic!"

Osbourne is currently in a relationship with Slipknot's Sid Wilson, who commented on Instagram with with a string of heart emojis.

Kelly had previously opened up about her wish to become a mother during her 2021 appearance on Red Table Talk.

"I feel very behind," she said at the time. "As a woman, I would have loved to be married and have children by now. My brother [Jack] has three daughters and I would have loved to have kids by now, but that wasn't what was in the cards for me yet."

She added, "I would have been no kind of mother at all, because I was that crazy addict that was like, 'Oh yeah, I'll stop doing drugs when I get pregnant because I have to.' Like, that's insane that I would ever even think that."

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Eric Clapton Postpones Shows After Testing Positive For Covid

Eric Clapton Postpones Shows After Testing Positive For Covid

After testing positive for Covid shortly after his second concert at London's Royal Albert Hall, Eric Clapton has postponed his next two concerts of the ongoing European tour.

The shows affected by the pandemic were performances scheduled to be held in Zurich on May 17 and Milan on May 18.

The iconic English rock and blues guitarist/singer said he hopes to resume the tour starting with the concerts in Bologna on Friday and Saturday.

Clapton said in a statement that he has been told by his medical advisors that if he were to resume travelling and performing too soon, it could substantially delay his full recovery.

"Eric is also anxious to avoid passing on any infection to any of his band, crew, promoters, their staff and of course, the fans," the statement added.

Clapton expressed hope that he will be sufficiently recovered by the end of the week to be able to perform the remainder of the planned performances.

It has been clarified that the postponed shows will be rescheduled within the next six months and tickets purchased will remain valid for the new rescheduled date.

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Queen + Adam Lambert Gear Up For U.K. & Europe 2022 Rhapsody Tour

Queen + Adam Lambert Gear Up For U.K. & Europe 2022 Rhapsody Tour

The much-anticipated U.K. & Europe tour by Queen and Adam Lambert is finally set to rock its way across the continent for eight weeks, beginning later this month.

Twice postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 36-date Rhapsody Tour is set to kick off in Belfast on May 27 with final stop in Tampere, Finland, on July 25. The tour includes 10-date run at London's The O2.

Queen + Adam last performed together for Fire Fight Australia in Sydney, before the show was abruptly curtailed by the unprecedented world lockdowns in April 2020 due to the onset of the pandemic.

"It was so frustrating when the Rhapsody Tour was interrupted in March 2020, and it feels as if we've been suspended in aspic ever since," said Queen drummer Roger Taylor. "But I'm absolutely overjoyed that the half a million or more people who bought tickets for this leg of the tour have kept their tickets."

"The absolute joy of being able to get out and connect with thousands of people is palpable," he added.

"Just the thought of getting back on tour is incredibly exciting," according to Brian May.

Adam Lambert said he is so anxious to get back on stage. "It has been incredibly frustrating for all musicians over the last two years because we really do live for this physical connection with the audience," he added.

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My Chemical Romance Return With New Single 'The Foundations Of Decay'

My Chemical Romance Return With New Single 'The Foundations Of Decay'

My Chemical Romance has shared a new song, "The Foundations of Decay," the band's first single in eight years.

"The Foundations of Decay" is produced by Doug McKean, Gerard Way, and the band's guitarist Ray Toro.

"The Foundations of Decay" is the first new music from My Chemical Romance since the release of "Fake Your Death," a song originally recorded for their unfinished fifth album but featured on the greatest hits compilation May Death Never Stop You in 2014.

Meanwhile, after several delays due to pandemic, MCR will finally kick off their reunion tour this week in England. After several shows in Europe, the band will embark on a tour of the the North America in August.

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5 Seconds Of Summer Share New Single 'Me, Myself & I,' Reveal Album Release Date

5 Seconds Of Summer Share New Single 'Me, Myself & I,' Reveal Album Release Date

5 Seconds of Summer recently shared a new single, "Me, Myself & I." The Australian band also revealed the name of their widely-anticipated fifth LP, 5SOS5.

"Me, Myself & I" was produced and co-written by Jason Evigan, Jon Bellion, Pete Nappi, and Mick Coogan.

"'Me, Myself, and I' is a really exciting song for us to have on the record that we've spent the last two years making. We're all big fans of Jon Bellion and when he sent us the idea we instantly connected with it," lead singer Luke Hemmings said about the song.

"So much of what we had been writing lyrically was extremely introspective and this song fit like a puzzle piece with the rest of the album. We then ended up finishing it with Jon, Jason, Pete and Mick," he added.

5SOS5 will drop on September 23 via BMG. A deluxe CD and digital version of the album will have a total of 19 tracks.

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Large Bob Dylan Ironwork Sculpture Unveiled In France

Large Bob Dylan Ironwork Sculpture Unveiled In France

Nobel Prize-winning songwriter, musician and artist Bob Dylan's first monumental sculpture in France has been unveiled at Château La Coste in Provence.

The ironwork sculpture, named "Rail Car," has been installed in the Château's outdoor art estate and is now open to visitors.

The unveiling will coincide with a new exhibition of Dylan's paintings from his critically acclaimed Drawn Blankseries, entitled "Drawn Blank in Provence."

The exhibition, featuring 24 of Dylan's paintings, will run through August 15 in Château La Coste's Renzo Piano-designed art gallery.

Dylan's first painting exhibition in France presents his work in a new context, highlighting novel aspects of Dylan's artistic practice. The unseen canvases are based on drawings Dylan originally made whilst on tours of Europe and America between 1989 and 1991.

Alongside Dylan's paintings will be works by artists including Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. The exhibition reveals the influence of these pioneering artists on Dylan's The Drawn Blank Series (2008-2013).

There will also be a focus display of a large-scale triptych, created by Dylan in 2021, installed in the Richard Rogers drawing gallery, until June 5.

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Queen's Brian May Opens Up About Influence Of Mott The Hoople

Queen's Brian May Opens Up About Influence Of Mott The Hoople

Brian May has opened up about the influence of Mott The Hoople in a new interview.

In the new "Another World - Part 2" video, the Queen guitarist explained why he covers Mott The Hoople's "All The Way From Memphis" on the deluxe edition of his reissue of Another World and the potentially life-changing advice he received from Mott The Hoople lead singer Ian Hunter.

"Mott the Hoople were a great influence on us," May ssays aid in the video, filmed in Tenerife. "I remember watching Mott the Hoople burst onto the stage and the whole audience would erupt because it was just engineered that way."

"I say engineered because you do you work on an audience you want to make contact. You don't just stroll on and plink away and hope something will happen. At least we don't. You know, you have that opportunity to excite, to impassion, to inspire an audience. And they did that. They would go on and go..and the whole place would erupt," he adds.

May said "Ian Hunter as a pianist, not many people can do it as keyboard players," is a big inspiration to him.

"And so I did All The Way From Memphis on this album. Love it. And I got a little quote from Ian Hunter. Miserable old sod he is, but I love him dearly. He once gave me great advice," he adds.

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Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction Announce 2022 North American Tour

Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction Announce 2022 North American Tour

Smashing Pumpkins are teaming up with Jane's Addiction on the "Spirits on Fire Tour," which will take place this fall.

The 32-date tour kicks off on October 2 in Dallas and concludes on November 19 in Los Angeles. Poppy will serve as support for the majority of the tour, while Meg Myers, will open shows in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Pre-sales for the tour started on Thursday, May 12, while general on-sale kicked off on Friday, May 13.

Smashing Pumpkins and Jane's Addiction 2022 Tour Dates:

10/02 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center *10/03 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center *10/05 - Austin, TX @ Moody Center *10/07 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena *10/08 - Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Casino *10/10 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena *10/11 - Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena *10/13 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun *10/14 - Belmont Park, NY @ UBS Arena *10/16 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden *10/18 - Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena *10/19 - New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden *10/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *10/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena ^10/24 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena *10/26 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Center *10/27 - Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron *10/29 - Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortage Fieldhouse ^10/30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum *11/01 - St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center *11/02 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena *11/04 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center *11/05 - Chicago, IL @ United Center *11/07 - Denver, CO @ Ball Arena *11/09 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena *11/11 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena *11/12 - Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena *11/13 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center *11/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center *11/16 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center *11/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center *11/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *

*= w/ Poppy^ = w/ Meg Myers

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MGK, Dan + Shay Join Lineup Of Performers At BBMAs, Red Hot Chili Peppers Drop Out

MGK, Dan + Shay Join Lineup Of Performers At BBMAs, Red Hot Chili Peppers Drop Out

Machine Gun Kelly and Dan + Shay have joined the lineup of performers at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, while Red Hot Chili Peppers have dropped off.

It will be MGK's performance debut at the BBMAs. The rapper-turned-rocker entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 last month with his sixth album, Mainstream Sellout.

Meanwhile, the Billboard Music Awards announced on social media, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will not be able to perform at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. They look forward to seeing you on the road this summer!"

The show will broadcast live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC and will stream live on Peacock.

The awards show will be hosted by two-time BBMA winner Sean "Diddy" Combs. A total of 16 artists will perform on the show, including Ed Sheeran, Raux Alejandro, Silk Sonic, Morgan Wallen and Miranda Lambert.

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Hayley Williams Opens Up About Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins' Influence On Paramore

Hayley Williams Opens Up About Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins' Influence On Paramore

In a recent episode of her podcast series, "Everything Is Emo," Hayley Williams opened up about Foo Fighters and the band's late drummer Taylor Hawkins' impact on Paramore.

Williams said Foo Fighters were "such an important band to Paramore," and were often referenced when writing songs. "I think any band that puts a lot of emphasis on drums - which, the three of us all played drums so it's a very important aspect of our songwriting - you have to think about Foo Fighters," she said.

Williams also recalled an incident when drummer Zac Farro needed a drum kit during one of Paramore's live shows on their first tour.

"A friend that lived in town lent him a drum kit which he ultimately gave to him and it belonged to Taylor Hawkins first," Williams shared. "The fact that somehow Zac ended up with Taylor's kit for our first shows, our first tours - it's like we stole a blessing from Taylor Hawkins. It's like we took it as him saying, 'Yes, go for it and continue.'"

She added, "I think about Taylor Hawkins a lot when I just think about Zac's playing, and I don't want to center myself or Paramore in the conversation around Taylor Hawkins' death, but it's just to say that he meant a lot to so many people and there's so many stories I'm sure we've yet to hear about him. Things that he's done for people, ways that he touched people's lives."

Williams shared that "as a music fan and as a Foo Fighters fan, I love what he did for Dave Grohl," before referring to Foo Fighters' 1999 album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose, the first album Hawkins played for the band.

"You can hear such a difference. I think it brought out something in Dave's voice and the way that he wrote," she said.

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Tom Morello To Receive Spirit Of John Brown Freedom Award

Tom Morello To Receive Spirit Of John Brown Freedom Award

The freedom education and human rights project John Brown Lives! will honor Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello with the Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award.

Choreographer Tiffany Rea-Fisher and visual artist Karen Davidson Seward are the other recipients of the award, named after the iconic 19th century abolitionist John Brown.

The award will be presented on Saturday at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, in the town of North Elba, where Brown is laid to rest.

The Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award was created by the freedom education and human rights project John Brown Lives! "to honor individuals and organizations whose work invokes the passion and commitment of the 19th-century abolitionist who dedicated his life to the cause of liberation and full human equality."

Martha Swan, executive director of the friends group of the historic site, says the rocker and political activist was chosen for the award this year as "a troubadour and political activist who deploys his art and energy on behalf of freedom fighters everywhere, from striking nurses and teachers, to domestic workers and Black Lives Matter organizers, to veterans against war - he extends his solidarity to every impulse toward peace and justice."

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