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Smashed Kurt Cobain guitar from final Nirvana tour going to auction

A guitar Kurt Cobain played and subsequently smashed on stage during Nirvana’s final tour is going to auction. The instrument is a black Fender Strat, which Cobain gave to a fan in the crowd following Nirvana’s performance in Rennes, France in 1994.
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Maren Morris is proud to have been 'To Hell & Back' with husband Ryan Hurd

Maren Morris’ latest hit, “To Hell & Back,” is a love letter to her husband, Ryan Hurd. What’s surprising is that she wrote it so early in their relationship, it actually pre-dates the time they became a couple.
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Sam Smith explains how they were able to accept their gender identity

Sam Smith says they have “always” identified as non-binary, but explained how they were finally able to come to terms with their gender identity.
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Nelly celebrates 20th anniversary of 'Country Grammar' with limited-edition Budweiser cans

On Tuesday, Budweiser released their limited-edition Nelly Tall Boy 25oz cans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Country Grammar, and his hometown in Missouri.
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Personalized face masks, but no hugs: Kelly Clarkson's ready for 'The Voice,' COVID-19 style

“We’re eight feet apart…We can’t be near each other. We had to wear masks when we’re not working and on camera,” Kelly explains, as ‘The Voice’ makes its debut on Monday night.
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Gwen Stefani's back on 'The Voice,' armed with t-shirt cannon, new music, and a peek at Kelly's new album

Season 19 of The Voice returns tonight on NBC, and so does Gwen Stefani, who hasn’t coached the show since season 17. Because COVID-19 prohibits any physical interaction between coaches and contestants, Gwen’s had to come up with a unique workaround.
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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi says he's recorded a charity song with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed that he recently played on a new track with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason that will be part of a benefit album for a cancer charity.
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Justin Bieber drops somber new single, 'Lonely'

Justin Bieber is taking a look back at his younger self with his brand-new single, “Lonely.” The pop star dropped both the song and the music video for the new ballad, which tells the story of how he felt as a child in the limelight.
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You can own Taylor Swift's 'betty' guitar, and help a good cause

On September 16, Taylor Swift debuted her song “betty” on the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast – and now you can own the guitar she used to perform the song. Except, you may need to take out a loan.
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Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, now sober, recalls hitting 'rock bottom' nine months ago

He had traveled to Las Vegas to see Shania Twain, but had secretly planned to binge on drugs and alcohol the whole time as one “last hurrah,” and then return home and pretend it never happened. However, things didn’t quite work out that way.
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