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September 21, 2015

Today’s Music News: Fox vetoed Foo Fighters performance at the Emmys

Foo Fighters say that they were invited by the Television Academy to become “the first ever rock band on the Emmys,” playing a track from their documentary series Sonic Highways. Fox, however, “refused to allow the band to play a full song from the Emmy-winning Sonic Highways,” according to the band, who then opted not to […]

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Vietnamese-Minnesotans to the band Viet Cong: ‘Change your name now’

On Sunday afternoon at Coffman Memorial Union, several Vietnamese/Asian-American advocates met to plan a demonstration against the Canadian post-punk band Viet Cong, who are playing a show on Thursday night at the 7th Street Entry. The band had just announced plans to change their name—but with the name change not set to take effect until an undetermined point […]

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