Shaun's Music News

Train & Goo Goo Dolls Team For Summer Tour              

Goo Goo Dolls and Train have announced that they are teaming up next summer for a co-headlining tour. The massive 45-outing runs from June through August and features Allen Stone in a support slot. 

Train just released their new “Greatest Hits” album. The album features the band’s greatest songs like “Hey Soul Sister,” “Drops of Jupiter” and “Calling All Angels.” It will also feature a brand-new cover of George Michael’s “Careless Whisper.” 

      

07/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

Lady Gaga Opens Up About Mental Illness/Evacuates Fire              

Lady Gaga has always talked about issues that were far bigger than herself. She did once again at her acceptance speech at the SAG-AFTRA Patron of the Artists Award fundraiser.  She used the entire speech to open up about her struggles with mental illness and make an impassioned plea for better mental health awareness and support.

“After years and years of saying yes to jobs, interviews, events — all opportunities, of course that I am so humbled and grateful to have had, because I know that there are so many who have not — and after working as hard as I possibly could to achieve my dreams, slowly but surely the word yes — ‘Yes, sure’ — became too automatic and my inner voice shutdown, which I have learned now is very unhealthy,” she said. “I was not empowered to say no.”

She continued that as she got busier and took less time to care for herself, she would “blackout for seconds or minutes” and “see flashes of things I was tormented by.”

“There were also symptoms, symptoms of dissociation and PTSD, and I did not have a team that included mental health support,” she added. “This later morphed into physical chronic pain, fibromyalgia, panic attacks, acute trauma responses, and debilitating mental spirals that have included the suicidal ideation and masochistic behavior. Okay. I’m done with my list, but that list changed my life. And it changed my life, not in a good way.”

The real takeaway from Gaga’s message? Don’t do what she did and wait too long to ask for help.

“I’m telling you this because for me it was too late,” she said. “I needed help earlier. I needed mental health care. I needed someone to see not through me or see the star that I’d become but rather see the darkness inside that I was struggling with.

Bruno Mars Feeding 24K Hawaiians For Thanksgiving              

Bruno Mars just wrapped up his "24K Magic World Tour" this week but announced he wasn't done giving back to the fans. Bruno has shared that he'll be providing 24,000 meals to Hawaiian residents in need this Thanksgiving.

His donation is to the Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division’s 48th annual Thanksgiving Dinner meal program. It annually feeds more than 2,000 people but this gift allows the program to expand this year to even more residents. 

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