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Today in Music News 5.18.17

Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Every weekday we take a look at what’s happening in music news. Check out the headlines for today, here!

  • The biggest news that broke today is the unexpected passing of Soundgarden and Audioslave‘s lead singer Chris Cornell. Chris was only 52 years old, and died last night after playing a sold-out show in Detroit. We just found out that the cause of death was suicide by hanging.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University just got a surprise performance from Bon Jovi. The college won a contest in whichever college wins, they’ll get a performance from the band. Well, the entire University didn’t know they’d won until after everyone was seated. Some people in the crowd were completely ungrateful though, saying they wished it was a surprise performance from Justin Bieber.
  • One of Jimi Hendrix‘s famous guitars is about to go on the auction block. It’s the guitar he played at Monterey Pop Festival, the Black Pepper Fender Stratocaster. It’s going up for auction on June 17th and is expected to take in at least $750,000.
  • We’ve got the official word that Glenn Frey‘s son Deacon will be taking his late father’s place on stage with The Eagles. There are two festivals where you’ll be able to check Deacon out – The Classic East and The Classic West. Glenn Frey died on January 18th of last year.

SOURCE: Ultimate Classic Rock

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