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Customers of Michigan ice cream shop lash out over mask rule

The owners of a Michigan ice cream shop are considering voluntarily shutting down after a series of confrontations with customers who refuse to abide by coronavirus safety restrictions. Although the walls of Twist Ice Cream, located in Swartz Creek, are adorned with signs telling customers that masks are required, the shop’s owners say few people…MORE

Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton to headline ‘Rock for Relief’ virtual concert

Alice Cooper, Corey Taylor, and Peter Frampton are just some of the big names taking part in the “Rock for Relief” virtual concert tomorrow (Friday). The show will raise money for an organization called Feeding America. Other performers include Lzzy Hale and Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry. You can catch the charity concert starting at 8pm…MORE

Roger Waters: David Gilmour thinks I’m ‘irrelevant’

Although they appeared to be getting along for a while, it looks like Roger Waters is trying to reignite his long-running feud with David Gilmour. Waters, who streamed a live acoustic version of “Mother” earlier this week, is using the performance to point out he’s been banned from his former group’s website. “Why is this…MORE

Elton John launches six part YouTube series

While the coronavirus crisis has clamped down on concerts, artists are still finding ways to entertain their fans. Elton John has launched a new weekly YouTube series featuring archived concert footage. Proceeds will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts, Rolling Stone reports. The first of the six-part series airs Friday, July 3, at…MORE

Jason featured in mask PSAs

Jason Voorhees may be chasing you for an entirely different reason now – to get you to put on your mask. The mass murdering, hockey mask wearing, ‘Friday the 13th’ character is featured in a New York area PSA. “It’s not easy. A mask kind of makes people uncomfortable,” he laments as people run away from…MORE

$600 federal unemployment boost might run out earlier than expected

With millions of Americans still out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are counting on that extra $600 a week from the federal government.  But those benefits might run out earlier than expected. Currently, the benefits are set to expire on July 31st.  But the rules specify that payments will end “the week…MORE

Local mayor defies Florida’s closure of bars

Opponents of Florida’s decision to shut down bars and nightclubs for a second time are receiving support from an unexpected source: The Ocala city government. Reacting to Monday’s announcement by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn says he has no intention to enforce the state’s order — and he’s…MORE

Roger Taylor: Queen would still be making music if Freddie Mercury were alive

Queen drummer Roger Taylor says if Freddie Mercury were alive, the band would still be making music today. During an interview with BBC Radio 6, Taylor described Mercury as “my closest friend” and said “I do believe we would still be doing stuff together because it was a great collaboration”. Queen drummer Roger Taylor says…MORE

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney to reunite for Starr’s 80th birthday

This year, Ringo Starr will be celebrating his birthday by giving a gift to fans: a live show featuring the closest thing to a Beatles reunion as possible. The soon-to-be 80-year-old Starr on Tuesday announced “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show,” a live stream event starring Sheryl Crow, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Sheila E., Gary Clark Jr.…MORE