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DaveGrohl-060211.jpg Dave Grohl is once again speaking up about the state of music -- this time complaining that fans no longer remember how to rock out. During a recent interview with Red Bulletin, the Foo Fighters rocker says most music fans have become too dependent on the Internet to get full enjoyment out of good old fashioned rock music.

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich will feature in the upcoming movie Radio Dreams, a movie set at a station in which Afghanistan's first rock band meets Metallica. The film, based on a screenplay by Iranian director Babak Jalali, began production last month in San Francisco.

killers-100609.jpg Brandon Flowers has opened up about his forthcoming solo release, saying that it will be a departure from his solo debut. Speaking with NME, the Killers frontman said he has used the new release to shake himself out of some growing habits. "Even though I'm still young, you can start to get set in your ways," he began.

Soundgarden1-051911.jpg Chris Cornell and Duff McKagan have both signed on to appear as part of the grunge super group Mad Season during their upcoming reunion. Cornell will fill in on vocals for the late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley, and McKagan will step in for Walkabouts member John Baker, who died of a drug overdose in 1999.

decemberists-120314.jpg The Decemberists have released a new song entitled "The Wrong Year." The track is set to appear on the band's new album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, following the previously released "Lake Song" and "Make You Better."

Florence-022311.jpg Florence & The Machine, Alt-J, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus and Future Islands are among the first artists to be confirmed for Flow Festival 2015. They will join previously announced acts Todd Terje, Run The Jewels and Foxygen at the festival. Florence & The Machine, who are working on a new album, the follow-up to their 2011 release.

muse-101609.jpg Muse has shared a clip from the studio as they continue to make their forthcoming new album. In the new clip, which was uploaded to the official Muse Instagram page, an orchestra is seen recording before the camera pans around to show frontman Matt Bellamy watching on. The caption accompanying the image says simply: "Milan strings."

img3-090513.jpg Imagine Dragons have announced the release of their new album Smoke + Mirrors. Smoke + Mirrors will be released on February 17 on Interscope Records and KIDinaKORNER. It was written and produced by Imagine Dragons with help from Alex Da Kid in their self-built home studio. "I Bet My Life," which serves as the album's lead single, will be released on February 8.

RedHotChiliPeppers-050410.jpg Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has opened up on the band's upcoming album, saying that it's "shaping up good." Speaking with Rolling Stone, the stick man said that the group is headed in a new and exciting direction. "We've got lots of songs and we're working with an unnamed producer who is really challenging us to find new ways to come up with new music," he said.

ellayelich-101013.jpg Lorde was one of the most googled musicians in 2014. The "Royals" singer was the second most searched artist on Google this year, placed behind only Iggy Azalea. She topped Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Solange Knowles, who rounded out the top five. The data is part of Google's annual Year in Search report.

REM-101209.jpg Former R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe says he is sure to return to singing at some point in the future. The confession came during a recent interview with CBS This Morning: Saturday's Anthony Mason and Stipe says that he's not exactly sure when it will happen again.

Soundgarden1-051911.jpg Soundgarden have reached out to their fans in an effort to collect materials for a forthcoming documentary. They follow in the footsteps of Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Metallica in their request, reaching out to their loyal following via their official website.

GreenDay-110209.jpg Green Day are among the artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the institution welcomes the 2015 class on April 18. Green Day will be joined at the ceremony by fellow inductees Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Lou Reed.

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica's recently announced "Metallica Night With the San Francisco Giants" has expanded. It now includes hockey as the band says they will now attend a San Jose Sharks game on January 21. The Sharks will play the Los Angeles Kings that night. Fans who purchase advance tickets will receive a limited edition 'Metalli-Sharks' t-shirt.

FOB-020513.jpg Fall Out Boy have released a track, "The Kids Aren't Alright," from their upcoming new album. The track is a ballad with motivational lyrics aimed at young people who feel different from their peers, with singer Patrick Stump crooning, "I'm not passive but aggressive, take note it's not impressive. / Empty your sadness like you're dumping your purse on the bedroom floor . . ."