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Today in Music News 5.19.17

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

  • Yesterday it was ruled that Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell committed suicide in his hotel room. But his family is calling for that determination to be put on hold, to wait and see what the toxicology report says. Cornell’s wife alerted to the fact that Chris told her he may have “taken an extra pill or two” in reference to an anti-anxiety drug Ativan.
  • 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.
  • 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.

SOURCE: Ultimate Classic Rock

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