gmc TV celebrates 25 years of “A Very Special Christmas”, the holiday album series benefiting Special Olympics, with a landmark documentary music special called “A Very Special Christmas: 25 Years of Bringing Joy to the World”. The special will blend new and historical performances, music videos, interviews and inspirational athlete profiles.
Featured artists include Francesca Battistelli, Jon Bon Jovi, Tracy Chapman, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston, Martina McBride, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Darius Rucker, Run–DMC, Jordin Sparks, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Train, U2, Stevie Wonder and many more.Hosted by Grammy, Emmy and Tony nominated entertainer Vanessa Williams, the show will also have interviews with influential people who shaped the album series’ success including recording industry icon Jimmy Iovine, Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the Shriver family. “A Very Special Christmas” is the most successful benefit recording in music history generating over $109 million for Special Olympics.

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In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.

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Employed to Serve

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Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.

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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

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My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.

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