Syria: rock lovers attend open-air concert in Damascus | AFP

Lovers of rock music attend an open-air concert in the Syrian capital Damascus and get to hear covers from iconic bands such as the White Stripes, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Queen. Such lighthearted event stands in stark contrast with the civil war that has afflicted the country since 2011.

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Jack White: VICE News Tonight on HBO (Full Segment)

Jack White has brought the first totally new vinyl pressing machines to the U.S., and opened his own record plant Third Man Pressing in Detroit. VICE News correspondent Ravi Somaiya toured the factory and sat down with the former White Stripes frontman to talk about the resurgence of vinyl in a music world dominated by streaming.

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