Music News: Chuck E. Cheese breaks up the animatronic band

Munch's Make Believe Band at Chuck E. Cheese.

Today's top music news stories include the end of Chuck E. Cheese's animatronic band (and Father John Misty's mourning); Chance the Rapper being named to Forbes's 40 Under 40 list; and a forthcoming soundtrack for Ken Burns's Vietnam War documentary.

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What's your eclipse jam?

Totality during the 1999 solar eclipse

With the total eclipse imminent, people are scrambling to figure out what the perfect song is for the moment of totality. What's your pick?

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Minneapolis native Ava Raiin on touring with Solange, making her debut album

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If you’ve listened to Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound, seen Solange live, or caught certain shows by Carly Rae Jepsen, you’ve likely heard Ava Raiin before. You might not know it — she’s rarely on center stage. But Raiin has put years into her background singing career, and she’s so good that some of music’s most influential names…

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The Current Sessions®

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off

Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Trios

The Police

Today in 1977, The Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at the club Rebecca's in Birmingham, England. For today's Coffee Break, what trios do you want to hear?

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Jon Bon Jovi performs in 2011

Today in Music History: Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet'


Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet'; Mick Jagger got hurt making a film; Diana Ross had her second No. 1 single; the Police made their live debut; Kanye made an impassioned anti-discrimination speech; the Beatles' classic lineup made its debut; and Chic went No. 1, Today in Music History.

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