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U2-100209.jpg U2 paid a special tribute to their LGBT fans in Chicago earlier this week offering up a rendition of their classic track "Pride." The performance follows the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The performance took place at the United Center in Chicago on June 28 and Bono told the crowd it was a moment to remember for the gay rights movement.

KingsofLeon-011410.jpg Kings of Leon have revealed that they have commenced work on their new album in a 174-year-old mansion outside of Nashville. Speaking with Sirius XM, the band said they fell in love with the building, especially due to the convenience of it being so close to home. "It's a really rad place and I think we can do something cool with it," Caleb Followill said.

Florence-022311.jpg Florence and the Machine paid tribute to Foo Fighters, the band they replaced at the 2015 Glastonbury Festival, with a cover of their song "Times Like These." The English rock band were placed into the headlining slot after the Foos were forced to drop off the bill due to frontman Dave Grohl's broken leg.

Tool-band-011615.jpg Tool has announced that they will headline the Monster Mash Music Festival in Tempe, Arizona on Halloween night. Primus and Coheed and Cambria are also slated to play the Monster Mash. Over the course of the festival's three days, the event will also feature performances from Deftones, Linkin Park, Halestorm and Rob Zombie.

band-slipknot.jpg Slipknot will return for the third installment of their festival Knotfest and will bring Judas Priest, Korn and Mastondon, to name a few, along with them. Gwar, Corrosion of Conformity, Cannibal Corpse, Suicidal Tendencies and many more. Ghostface Killah, Body Count, Mobb Deep, Helmet and Clutch.

linkinpark.jpg Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has announced the return of his hip-hop side project Fort Minor. The group released a studio album, The Rising Tied, back in 2005 and after a very short tour, have been on hiatus ever since. After teasing the return of the group along with some new music, Shinoda and Fort Minor released a new song, "Welcome."

Queensofstoneage-052311.jpg Queens of the Stone Age fronter Josh Homme will host an Apple Music radio show on the channel Beats 1, which launches June 30, along with the new music streaming service from the Cupertino-based company. Other stars to get shows include Drake, Elton John, Pharrell Williams, Dr. Dre, St. Vincent, Disclosure and Jaden Smith.

morrisey-113009.jpg Morrissey performed "Kiss Me A Lot" during a recent visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The track is taken off of last year's World Peace Is None Of Your Business album. The appearance on U.S. television was a rare occasion for Moz, who has been stricken with a number of health ailments as of late.

TrentReznor-102009.jpg Canadian politicians have borrowed the band logo of Nine Inch Nails for a new political campaign in the country. The logo is being used by Rachel Notley (the Premier of Alberta), Don Iveson (Mayor of Edmonton) and Naheed Nenshi (Mayor of Calgary), whose surname initials make up "NIN."

Nickleback-100209.jpg Despite canceling their upcoming North American tour following news that vocalist Chad Kroeger is to undergo throat surgery, Nickelback have premiered two new videos from their No Fixed Address album, "Get 'Em Up" and "Satellite."

David-Bowie.jpg Dexter star Michael C. Hall will star as Thomas Newton in Lazarus this winter, a role famously played by David Bowie. The off-Broadway production is co-written by Bowie and playwright Enda Walsh (Once) and is based on Walter Tevis' classic 1963 sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth.

BillyCorgan-031411.jpg Smashing Pumpkins fronter Billy Corgan performed a cover of the Beatles classic "Something" on his recent acoustic tour. The performance, captured by a fan and posted online, sees Corgan during a VIP Experience set seated at a piano. "It's such a good song, and I keep f*****g it up," he says, in the vid. "If I f**k up my own song, I'm like, 'Well, I wrote it.'"

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich sat down at a panel discussion at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday called "Music and Brands: Moving at the Speed of Culture." During the chat, Lars gave his opinion on Apple Music, the streaming service set to launch next week. He says, despite 'Tallica's past aversion to streaming services, he's behind Apple.

CourtneyLove-090911.jpg Courtney Love was attacked by anti-Uber protesters in France, who were picketing against the app for the incursion it has made into the business of the taxi industry. Taxi drivers blockaded roads to Paris airports, which impeded Love on a recent trip. "Dude @kanyewest we may turn back to the airport and hide out with u. picketers just attacked our car #ParisUberStrike."

band-slipknot.jpg Slipknot fronter Corey Taylor is not a fan of selfie sticks - the craning device used by those taking pictures of themselves - calling it a dumb invention. The rant came during an interview with NME. "Oh my f*****g god, selfie sticks, f**k me. Whenever I see one, I'm like 'seriously?'" "There's a whole f*****g industry making hundreds of thousand dollars probably every day . . ."

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