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avenged-sevenfold-081016.jpg Avenged Sevenfold has revealed their new video for the track "God Damn." The track is pulled from their current effort The Stage and the new video was directed by Anders Rostad. In the video, the band brings their signature heavy sounds to a live audience.

velvetunderground-082715.jpg The Kills, Clinic, Wild Beasts, Gruff Rhys, Nadine Shah, and Fat White Family will all take part in an upcoming 50th anniversary concert for the Velvet Underground. The show, which is billed under the name "John Cale & Friends," will be part of Liverpool's Sound City Festival.

ellayelich-101013.jpg Lorde has signed on for a headlining performance at this year's Bumbershoot festival. The event is set to take place this year at the Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington between September 1 and 3. Passes for the event are set to go on sale on April 28.

imge1-092116.jpg Iggy Pop has signed a new worldwide licensing deal with Sony Music's joint venture with Artist Legacy Group, who will represent the iconic artist's "global brand." The deal will "spearhead new license extension opportunities for Iggy Pop's name and likeness across multiple product categories and media platforms," according to a press release.

alice-in-chains-070916.jpg Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell recently opened up about his vocal relationship with the late Layne Staley. "I always loved bands with multiple voices and harmonies," he tells Alternative Nation. "So the combination of he and I, we developed early on an easy way to work together that way. As far as writing that type of stuff, if I didn't have it, he had it."

blink182-061016.jpg Blink-182 have signed on for an appearance at the upcoming Life Is Beautiful festival. The event is scheduled to take place this year in downtown Las Vegas and will be held between September 22 and 24. Last year's event saw over 130,000 attendees and was headlined by Major Lazer.

Horizon-090216.jpg Oli Sykes hit the stage alongside While She Sleeps for a number of surprise performances in the UK over the weekend. Sykes, who recently appeared on the WSS album You Are We on the track titled "Silence Speaks," hit the stage with them for shows in both Sheffield and London.

KingsOfLeon-082416.jpg Kings of Leon have added a new stretch of tour dates to their previously confirmed run. They have now added 16 new dates, including appearances at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl on October 7 and Vancouver's Rogers Arena on October 11. The run comes in support of their most recent effort Walls.

Queens-of-the-Stone-070916.jpg Queens of the Stone Age have confirmed that they have completed mixing their forthcoming new release. The band broke news via label rep Arthur Dénouveaux of Left Front Door Records in the form of a photo showing the band in front of a mixing console.

toriamos-042417.jpg Tori Amos has confirmed plans for a new release slated for later this year. The album will be titled Native Invader and she revealed that it has been largely inspired by nature. The album is set for release on September 8 via Decca Records.

MetallicaX-070916.jpg If anyone could get Metallica's James Hetfield to take his shirt off, it's Iggy Pop. Hetfield went bare chested in honor of the rock icon's 70th birthday. Hetfield made his comments in a video message that was posted on Iggy's Facebook page: "Hey, Iggy. Happy 70th birthday. You don't look a day over 30. I've enjoyed immensely getting to know you over this year . . ."

phoenix-band-111816.jpg Phoenix debuted three new songs during a recent tour stop in Antwerp, Belgium. The three new tracks were titled "Ti Amo," "J-Boy," and "Role Model" and news of the new tracks spread quickly after fans captured photos of their handwritten set lists on Instagram.

falloutboy-062416.jpg Fall Out Boy have teased a new project is in the works. In a cryptic video posted to Instragram, the band advises fans that they've got something in the works for Chicago on April 28.

imge1-092116.jpg Iggy Pop recently opened up about his new collaboration with Jamie Saft's jazz trio. The rock icon sings three tracks on Loneliness Road.

incubus-081716.jpg Incubus has signed on for a special stop of the Warped Tour scheduled to take place in Toluca, Mexico. The stop is scheduled for May 27 and will also feature Bullet for My Valentine and Attila. Other tops acts slated for the fest are Good Charlotte and Anti-Flag.

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