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DaveGrohl-060211.jpg The Foo Fighters are getting into a habit of wishing "happy birthday" during their concerts. During a recent show at Chicago's Wrigley Field, Dave Grohl wished his mom and his cousin Tracy happy birthdays.

mumford-030411.jpg Mumford & Sons are heading to South Africa for the first time ever in their career. The band announced plans for three shows in the country for next year. The band will perform in Cape Town on January 29 at the Grand Parade, Durban on February 3 at the Durban Botanic Gardens, and in Pretoria on February 6 at the Monument Amphitheatre.

bring-methe-horizon-083115.jpg Bring Me the Horizon have announced a new European run for later this fall in support of their latest studio album That's The Spirit. The band has released two singles from the album, which include "Drown" and "Throne." Neck Deep, PVRIS and Beartooth are playing on selected dates, which kick off November 2 in Germany.

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica closed out the final night of Leeds Festival 2015 on Sunday night. The heavy metal rockers performed at the fest for the first time in seven years. During their two-hour plus set they thanked their fans for their lasting loyalty. Frontman James Hetfield came on stage with a joke, saying, "Before we start, I have an announcement."

Coldplay-100209.jpg Chris Martin has reportedly signed on to design the t-shirts for this year's upcoming Global Citizen festival. The event is scheduled to take place in New York City's Central Park on September 23 and will feature headlining sets by both Coldplay and Pearl Jam. Martin, who is closely involved with the organization, designed the t-shirts in collaboration with H&M stores.

img1-070414.jpg P.O.D. and Insane Clown Posse have confirmed plans for a tour together this fall. The run is set to kick off at the Odeon Expo Center in Chicago on October 3 and will run straight through Halloween when they'll wrap things up at the Fillmore in Detroit. Members of P.O.D. and ICP are both active on the Christian group Whosoevers.

U2-100209.jpg U2 have released the music video for "Song for Someone," a cut from the band's latest album, Songs of Innocence. The vid, directed by Matt Mahurin, was shot in Malibu and sees footage of Bono interspersed with clips of the desert and nighttime skies. It's not the first vid that the group has released for the song; last month they released a nine-minute short film.

LennyKravitz-110209.jpg Lenny Kravitz will release a new concert film later this year via Eagle Rock Entertainment, simply titled Just Let Go. "Shot over the course of three months in the fall of 2014 during the European leg of Kravitz's world tour, Just Let Go features spectacular live performances of some of the best loved tracks from the artist's legendary career," Eagle Rock says of the release.

Chvrches-070414.jpg Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry is speaking out against the misogynistic abuse she has recently received online after wearing a short dress in the band's music video for "Leave a Trace." The new clip was met with numerous comments from internet trolls, prompting Mayberry to respond via Twitter: "Dear anyone who thinks misogyny isn't real. It is and this is what it looks like."

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica's James Hetfield and Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows are among the celebrities auditioning to play zombies in the upcoming installment of Call Of Duty. Professional basketball player Roy Hibbert, actors Steve Blum and Nolan North and Internet celebrity Justine Ezarik also took part in the celeb "auditions."

img3-090513.jpg Imagine Dragons have premiered a new single, "Roots," taken off of their album Smoke & Mirrors released this past February. "Another day / Another door / Another high / Another low / Rock bottom / Rock Bottom / Rock Bottom / I'm going back to my roots," singer Dan Reynolds belts out during the song's chorus.

Macklemore-041813.jpg Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have released the music video for "Downtown," a cut expected to feature on their upcoming album, the long awaited follow-up to 2013's The Heist. The video, shot in Spokane, Washington, sees Macklemore roaming the streets with some beautiful women.

BlackKeys-102510.jpg Black Keys fronter Dan Auerbach has unveiled the title track of his upcoming side project the Arcs. "Yours Dreamily," the latest single from the LP of the same name, is streaming now at NPR. Auerbach says that the 14 song LP was recorded in "roughly two weeks through spontaneous, informal sessions across the country."

imge1-071114.jpg Alt-J have announced a winter U.K. arena tour set to begin at Manchester Central on November 29. Tickets for the seven-date trek, which comes in support of the band's latest album, This Is All Yours, go on sale on September 3. Ahead of the U.K. arena tour, Alt-J will play the Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend.

Soundgarden1-051911.jpg Chris Cornell has revealed that he did not want to hire a band during the recording sessions of his forthcoming solo album Higher Truth. Cornell said that he and producer Brendan O'Brien played most of the instruments themselves. Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain, pianist Patrick Wong and violinist Anne-Marie Simpson also contributed.

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