Music News 11.1.16

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Music News 11.1.16

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016

Bono Named for Glamour’s Women of the Year List

In a controversial and unprecedented move, Glamour magazine has named Bono for Glamour’s Women of the Year list. The magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive explained that Glamour has been considering naming a man on the list for years with the mindset that there are a lot of men in the world “doing wonderful things for women these days. Some men get it and Bono is one of those guys.” Leive further explained that their decision to specifically include Bono primarily based on his One campaign that spent all of last year on a “Poverty is Sexist” movement spotlighting the worldwide phenomenon of impoverished women and refused education. Bono accepted the honor with grace and appreciation, contending that the battle’s just begun and more men must take action, saying “we’re largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be more involved in the solutions.” Bono joins a list that this year also includes Miuccia Prada, ISIS kidnap survivor Nadia Murad, and Black Lives Matter activists Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi.(CoS)

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Afghan Whig’s Guitarist Diagnosed with Inoperable Colon Cancer

Dave Rosser, guitarist for Afghan Wigs, the Twilight Singers, and Gutter Twins, has been diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer. In support of Rosser, Afghan Wigs are playing a pair of shows with Rosser in New Orleans and Los Angeles next month to raise money for Rosser’s medical costs. The shows will include a full performance of the groups classic album Black Love and performances by Moby, Ani DeFranco, and Mark Lanegan. For fans outside of those cities, there is a GoFundMe page for donations. (CoS)

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-Taylor Wallace