X honored at Hollywood Rockwalk

Listen to Looch: why X mean so much to me

This week, Mary Lucia talks about legendary Los Angeles punk-rock band X, who are playing Rock the Garden 2019. As a longtime fan, Lucia explains why X mean so much to her -- and why it's important to see X perform.

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Aretha Franklin performs at Radio City Music Hall in 2017.

Music News: Aretha Franklin awarded honorary Pulitzer Prize

There are two Pulitzer Prizes being awarded to musicians this year: the regular prize, to composer Ellen Reid, and a Special Citation for the late Aretha Franklin. Also in the news today: Mick Jagger's bouncing back, Fender designs 'Game of Thrones' guitars, and a Paris crowd respond to the Notre-Dame fire with healing song.

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Deborah Dugan with Bono at a (RED) event in 2012.

Music News: Grammys organization to name first-ever woman president

Billboard reports that for the first time ever, the Recording Academy will be led by a woman. Also in the news today: Coachella recap, Jay-Z to reopen Webster Hall, fans petition to rename black hole in Chris Cornell's honor, and Spoon respond to video of Pete Buttigieg playing their music. Plus, what are Taylor Swift and Madonna teasing?

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Coffee Break: Prince-penned songs made famous by others

Prince Piano and a Microphone

As we head into Celebration 2019 weekend with more Prince-related events than you can shake a stick it, it was just announced that a new album called 'Originals' which includes Prince's versions of 15 songs he wrote made famous by other people, will be released on June 7.

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