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A group of musicians, including Thom Yorke and David Byrne have admitted they're climate hypocrites in an open letter to journalists, who have called them out for being exactly that. They say, while they individually need to do better and the industry as a whole has to change the way they operate, they will not be silenced when it comes to speaking out in the battle to fight climate change.  Beck has premiered two new songs off his forthcoming album Hyperspace, including a funky new number produced by Pharrell Williams. And Matt Berninger of The National and indie phenom Phoebe Bridgers have teamed up for a duet and video for the soundtrack to a new Zach Galifinakas movie.

Chris Martin of Coldplay joined Beck for a spirited sitar-spiced rendition of "Loser" at the Gala in the Garden event in LA over the weekend, which honored filmmaker Jordan Peele and artist Judy Chicago.  Mountaintop, a documentary which chronicled the making of Neil Young's first album with Crazy Horse in seven years is out next week, and in an online trailer for the film, the rock and grunge legend can be seen yelling and cursing about sound levels not being loud enough in his monitor. And George "Pops" Chambers of the Chambers Brothers, known for their psych-soul 1960's hit "Time Has Come Today" has passed away at age 88.

Keanu Reeves wins rave reviews from fellow stranded airline passengers after their flight from San Francisco to Burbank was diverted to Bakersfield, CA. The airline rented a van for the rest of the journey, and The Matrix actor played tour guide and gave a lesson in the country music rebel movement in the 1950's and 60's known as the Bakersfield Sound, which gave us Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Tom Waits stars in new Jim Jarmusch zombie movie, along with Iggy Pop and Sturgill Simpson. Cage the Elephant gets an assist from Beck on new song about vampires. Bryan Ferry will reunite with a couple of members of 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Roxy Music at the ceremony tomorrow night in Brooklyn.  


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