Shaun's Music Minute 6-2-17

John Legend Sympathizes With Ariana Grande              

John Legend can understand the pain Ariana Grande must be going through after the terrorist attack at her Manchester concert killed 22 people and injured 59 others.

“I haven't spoken with her (Ariana) but I feel her pain," he said during an appearance on the UK show “Good Morning Britain.” "When you as a performer coming here, you're coming to celebrate your fans and bring everybody together, you don't want that to be a site of pain and fear."

He added, “What those awful terrorists are doing is trying to make us feel fear every time we gather together in a place like this. I can't imagine what it feels like for the families of those who lost their loved ones in Manchester." He goes on to say, "I know I have a young daughter now, but the idea of having to bury one of your children, I can't even bear the thought of it. My heart goes out to them." 

Coldplay Hold New Adult Pop Songs Record              

The Chainsmokers and Coldplay's collaboration “Something Just Like This” tops the “Billboard” Adult Pop Songs chart this week ending quite a drought for the UK band.

The tune is the first Adult Pop Songs number one for Coldplay since 2008’s “Viva La Vida” with the eight year and eight month gap now the longest break between Adult Pop Songs number ones.

Before Coldplay, Train held the longest gap of six years, four months and one week between 2003’s Calling All Angels” and 2010’s “Hey Soul Sister.”

Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton And More Design Guitars For Music Education              

Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry are just a few of the artists donating custom-designed Gibson guitars to raise funds for VH1’s Save The Music Foundation.

It’s the 20th anniversary of the organization, which raises awareness and money for music education, and they’ve recruited 20 musicians and visual artists to turn the instruments into art pieces, which will be auctioned off at Julien's Auctions in October. 

Other artists involved in the project include Mark Ronson, Shawn Mendes, Patti Smith, Slash, Nile Rodgers, Wyclef Jean, Gary Clark, Jr. and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.

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