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greeday-080116.jpg Green Day announced that they are selling a box set of all thirteen of their albums on cassette. If you happen to be from a generation that has no idea how to play a cassette tape, have no fear. The box set will come with an official Green Day boombox and a sheet of stickers to decorate it with. The cassettes will be contained in a presentation box that has the look of leather.

Coldplay-ppcorn-062116.jpg Selfie sticks are just one of many items that have been banned from Coldplay's upcoming New Zealand concert, according to reports. The Daily Mail has published a lengthy list of banned items for the December 3 concert, which sees the band performing at the MT Smart Stadium in Auckland.

noelgallagher-061316.jpg Noel Gallagher helped to name former Jet member Chris Cester's new band Mystic Knights Of Amnesia. "When Mark [Wilson] left the band, Louis and I decided to keep going but we renamed it because the music had changed a lot as well," Cester told Australia's The Music.

david-bowie-060816.jpg A total of 25 songs have been chosen as inductees to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. David Bowie's "Changes," Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" are among the new inductees for 2017. Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock," Prince's "Sign 'O' The Times" and N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton" are also on the list.

beastie-boys-062116.jpg Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock has designed a new shoe to help raise funds for Planned Parenthood. Net proceeds from the sale of the shoe, which was made in collaboration with Los Angeles vegan footwear company Keep, will be donated to Planned Parenthood. "I support a woman's right to choose and feel that women should not be punished for making decisions about their own lives and bodies."

ChadKroeger-120116.jpg The Kensington Police Service, a Canadian police force in Prince Edward Island, is using a new tactic to deter drunk driving - forcing those that get caught to listen to Nickelback. The police force have announced that anyone who is pulled over and arrested for drunk driving will be subjected to the band's Silver Side Up album on the way to the police station.

blink182-061016.jpg Blink 182 and Arcade Fire have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Roskilde Festival 2017. They join previously announced headlining act Foo Fighters. Also new to the lineup for Roskilde are the bands Justice, Erasure, The Lumineers, Solange and Warpaint.

william-butler-070916.jpg Arcade Fire has been announced as one of the headlining acts for the upcoming Primavera Sound 2017 festival. The festival will be held between May 31 and June 4 at the Parc Del Forum in Barcelona, Spain. Arcade Fire joins an impressive and extensive list of musical acts that include Bon Iver, Frank Ocean and The xx.

foofighters-061616.jpg Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins gave an update on the band's new album in a recent interview with NME. He revealed that the band has not started writing their new album yet.

chriscornell-070116.jpg Soundgarden, Metallica and Korn have been revealed as the headlining acts for the upcoming Rock On The Range 2017. The festival will take place between May 19 and 21 at the Mapfire Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The show boasts an impressive lineup of over fifty hard rock, punk and metal bands. Joining the impressive trio of headlining bands will be the Offspring.

thom-green-070616.jpg Alt-J has been added on to the Bands 4 Refugees Benefit show lineup. They are among the myriad of indie bands on the December 5 bill. Before the main concert, a second matinee show will take place the day before, on Sunday, December 4. Some of the featured bands performing alongside Alt-J will include Wolf Alice, Swim Deep, Peace, Years & Years, Superfood, Black Honey, plus many more.

gerard-092214.jpg Gerard Way clearly approves of the Steve Aoki remix version of the My Chemical Romance song "Black Parade." In a recent interview with Buzzfeed, Way stated that the remix "truly captures the essence of the song." "Right away, I really loved his remix," Way stated. "And what I love about it is the sounds are phenomenal, and he's kept the intensity, and I think in some ways, the purpose of the song."

greeday-080116.jpg Green Day has added a pair of European concert dates to its touring schedule. The band will play at Ormeau Park in Belfast on June 28 and at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on June 29. The band will then wrap up the second leg of their European tour on July 1 at Hyde Park in London. Green Day will play a show at The Forum in Los Angeles on December 11.

david-bowie-060816.jpg Rolling Stone has released its 50 Best Albums Of 2016 list and the top spot was taken by Beyoncé. Her album, Lemonade, was followed by David Bowie's final album, Blackstar. Blackstar was the twenty fifth studio album from Bowie. The album was released just two days before the music icon died from liver cancer.

franz-ferdinand-070916.jpg Franz Ferdinand have confirmed plans to kick off their reunion at the Belladrum Tartan Heart festival in Scotland next year. The event it set to take place at the Belladrum Estate from 3-5 August 2017 and will also feature a supporting performance by KT Tunstall.

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