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WATCH: Bands Bring The Funk To Philly 4th Of July Jam

Did you miss Philly 4th of July Jam? No worries, VH1 has got you covered with the full concert! That’s right, you can jam out to 3 hours of great music by The Roots, Jill Scott, Grace Potter, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Cole, John Mayer and Ne-Yo. You may be wondering where Demi Lovato is in the line-up. The singer pulled out last minute but Hunter Hayes stepped in to deliver a killer performance. What a trooper!

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How Is ?uestlove Giving Back To Philadelphia?

As he gears up for the 2013 Philly 4th Of July Jam, The Roots‘ drummer chats about how he and his bandmates are contributing to the City of Brotherly Love.

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What’s In Store At The 2013 Philly 4th Of July Jam? Kevin Hart Breaks It Down

Philadelphia native Kevin Hart tells us what he’s going to be up to Independence Day — hosting the 2013 Philly 4th Of July Jam!

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Join VH1 and Palladia For The 2013 Philly 4th Of July Jam

Philadelphia’s 4th of July Jam is going global this year, thanks to VH1 and Palladia. The city’s Independence Day concert will be broadcast on both networks and will be streamed live on VH1.com.

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Katy Perry & John Mayer Break Up Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend — Just Like His Song?

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It would appear that Katy Perry and John Mayer have called it quits. People reports that even though they just spent a romantic getaway in Montana earlier this month, the two are living separate lives. No one knows the direct cause of the split, but over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Perry took to twitter to air out her feelings via Daughter‘s song “Landslide”–which contains the lyrics “I want you so much, but I hate your guts I hate you.”  But given the timing of the break up, we’d like to offer that maybe John Mayer’s own song, “St. Patrick’s Day”, is the couple’s perfect break up tune.

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In Repair: John Mayer Sings Live For The First Time In Nearly Two Years

John Mayer Performs After Throat Problems

We’ve seen John Mayer cavorting on both coasts with Katy Perry and lingering in the darkness at 30 Rock in recent months, but we haven’t heard much from his infamous mouth. Over the last two years, Mayer has struggled with a granuloma that stalled his live act completely, forcing him to cancel last year’s SXSW appearance and ultimately scrap his tour. Mayer first experienced trouble in April 2011 and underwent surgery in September before a doctor-recommended “indefinite” hiatus led to the release of Born and Raised with no live support. After several ups and downs he’s been making a slow return to the stage, playing guitar in support of his “bro” Frank Ocean during SNL‘s season premiere in September, as well as hitting November’s Stand Up for Heroes benefit in New York this fall.

2013 appears to be the start of some better news (on the music front at least; we wish you all the best with KP), however, with Mayer making the final push towards being tour-ready once and for all. Yes, we no longer have to survive on guitar faces, gossip columns and his contributions to the accessories department at Bloomie’s: the voice is back! Getting there, at least. Read more…