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Songwriter of 'I Love Rock and Roll' dies of COVID-19 His daughter says Alan Merrill — who wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett — died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus
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FILE - This Feb. 24, 2019 file photo shows Lady Gaga at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lady Gaga has shelved her forthcoming album “Chromatica” for now, saying it's not the right time amid a global fight with the coronavirus. Gaga said Tuesday on her social media pages that while art can help heal, she just doesn't feel the time is right for the record, which was set to be released April 10.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Eilish, Carey, more sing from home to raise funds for virusBillie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Dave Grohl opened their doors to the world _ literally
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FILE - This June 15, 2019 file photo shows John Prine performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday, March 29, 2020 said the “Angel from Montgomery” singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and his condition worsened on Saturday. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptomsThe family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday said the “Angel from Montgomery” singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and his condition worsened on Saturday
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FILE - This Aug. 22, 2018 file photo shows Joe Diffie at the 12th annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. A publicist for Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19. Diffie is under the care of medical professionals and is receiving treatment. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complicationsCountry singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping, rock-tinged singles such as “Home” and “Pickup Man” has died after testing positive for COVID-19
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FILE - In a Friday, July 8, 2016 file photo, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood attend a news conference at Yankee Stadium, in New York. CBS said Sunday, March 29, 2020, that it will air a live prime-time special with Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwod performing viewer requests on Wednesday, April 1. The show will be performed at the couple’s home studio with a minimal crew.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform requests on live specialGarth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood are getting ready to take your song requests
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File---Picture taken May 7, 2012 shows Polish conductor ARCHIV - Der polnische composer Krzysztof Penderecki in Frankfurt, eastern Germany. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies at 86Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers whose works have featured in Hollywood films like “The Shining” and “Shutter Island,” has died
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, visitors get ready to tour Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley's Graceland is closing in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Friday, March 20, 2020.(AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
Music fest, barbecue contest in Memphis are rescheduled Tourism officials in Memphis, Tennessee, say the Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest have been rescheduled for the fall after being postponed by the new coronavirus outbreak
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A man walks with some possessions alongside Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans, normally bustling with tourists, but now nearly deserted due to the new coronavirus pandemic, Friday, March 27, 2020. While rich in history and culture, New Orleans is economically poor, and the people here are not necessarily well-positioned to weather this latest storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
'The day the music died': Coronavirus tests New OrleansNearly 15 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is facing another test of its ability to prepare for potential disaster
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Review: Deeper prowls, growls on stellar album 'Auto-Pain'Chicago-based Deeper feels like the 1980s and on the band's lush sophomore release "Auto-Pain," they deliver an energetic post-punk experience that excels by all measures
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Review: Sufjan Stevens and stepfather experiment on 'Aporia'Sufjan Stevens has never been shy about experimentation
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Review: Little Dragon back with soulful 'New Me, Same Us'Swedish four-piece Little Dragon are back with a new album called “New Me, Same Us."
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FILE - This Aug. 22, 2018 file photo shows Joe Diffie at the 12th annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. A publicist for Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19. Diffie is under the care of medical professionals and is receiving treatment. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
Country singer Joe Diffie tests positive for coronavirusA publicist for Joe Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19
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'On My Block' cast seeks truth in playing inner-city teensCast members of Netflix’s “On My Block” say they feel honored to be able to represent teenagers who've long seen themselves portrayed as stereotypes
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. In a court filing Thursday, March 26, 2020, R Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus riskSinger R Kelly has cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges
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Michigan regents fire opera singer accused of sexual assaultThe University of Michigan's Board of Regents has fired a music professor facing sexual assault charges
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