Cody Simpson swaps his music career for swimming and is set to compete at the Commonwealth Games

With a big crowd watching on and fans chanting his name, it transported him back to the thick of his music when he was regularly performing in front of thousands of people and making live TV appearances.

“I’ve had the experience of having to get up and do things in front of lots and lots of people that I cared about the outcome,” says Simpson. “I knew how to deal with it more than let it ruin me in that moment, I suppose.”

It’s now approaching three years since Simpson turned his focus away from his music and towards competitive swimming.

“I didn’t ease into it really, we weren’t cautious about trying to build up slowly,” Simpson tells CNN Sport. “My coach had me doing things that I definitely wasn’t ready to do at the times I was doing them, but I just loved that grind.

“It put me on

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Buckethead reaches out to fans for help after 10 of his “most important guitars” were stolen |

Buckethead has reached out to fans for help recovering his 10 “most important guitars” were stolen.

In a statement on his website posted on July 27, the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist wrote that “Ten of the most important guitars of life were stolen,” calling it a tremendous loss. “I’ll never really be able to replace them,” Buckethead continued, “but I’m looking for anybody who knows of any instruments that come close to these. Hopefully, somebody can help out. I’m trying to get 2 Studio Gibson Les Pauls.”

Buckethead has asked that anyone who can help him obtain the Studio Gibson Les Pauls email him at

NattyNews, a Youtube channel dedicated to Buckethead, has since reported that one of the guitars that were stolen was the guitarist’s 2008 Gibson with a black headstock, revealing that it was sold in a swap meet earlier this year on June 5 alongside

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25 years of local music moments

Music spills from bars, restaurants and venues every night of the week across the Holy City. Songwriters night at Chico Feo. Sunday afternoon rhythm and blues and Monday night hip-hop at the Pour House. Jazz fusion concerts at Forte Jazz Lounge. Raucous rock shows at The Royal American. Alternative shows at Purple Buffalo and LO-Fi Brewing. Punk shows at Tin Roof. Funk shows at The Commodore. Southern rock and Americana jams at Awendaw Green.

“The most important musical event in Charleston history is the 96 WaveFest at Brittlebank Park featuring Screaming Trees, Matthew Sweet and Cracker,” said longtime deejay Jim “The Critic” Voigt of 105.5 The Bridge. “That proved Charleston was a viable concert destination for national touring bands in the decade to follow, which would explode musically.”

Yep, Charleston’s music scene over the last 25 years is nothing less than impressive. Here are some highlights:

By 1997, 96 WaveFest
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