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salvia-052416.jpg Saliva, Trapt and Alien Ant Farm have all teamed up for the Make America Rock Again tour this summer. The tour is set to kick off on August 6 at the Speaking Rock Amphitheater in El Paso, Texas and will continue through October 7 where it'll wrap up at the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City, Kansas. The aforementioned bands mark new additions to the lineup.

liam-040914.jpg Liam Gallagher has pulled no punches in his response to brother Noel's new album announcement. Word the new release dropped earlier this month via Noel's producer, who said that the project will be "fun" and that it will likely surprise a lot of fans. Producer David Holmes made the comments, "It's going really good."

David-Bowie.jpg A previously unreleased demo of David Bowie's 1969 number one single "Space Oddity" with alternative lyrics is set to be aired in a new BBC4 documentary. The People's History Of Pop is a four-part BBC4 series covering music fans' recollections of 1956-1996. The first episode, which aired in April, covered the formation of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Florence-022311.jpg Florence Welch recently made a surprise visit to an ill fan at a Texas hospice on Friday, May 20. The Florence And The Machine frontwoman stopped by Hospice Austin's Christopher House, with guitarist Rob Ackroyd to sing "Shake It Out" and "Dog Days Are Over" while holding the 15-year-old female fan's hand.

RedHotChiliPeppers-050410.jpg Anthony Kiedis has finally spoken out about his recent health scare, which landed him in the hospital last week in an interview with ET Canada. The Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman became ill right before the band was scheduled to take the stage at KROQ's WeenieRoast on Saturday, May 14 at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in California.

Ramones-052316.jpg The Ramones debut album is set to get a 40th anniversary reissue. Their self-titled album's reissue, titled Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, will come with 3CD/1LP deluxe edition packed with unreleased demos, a pair of concerts and a new mono mix. "The earliest mixes of the album were virtually mono," said the album's original producer Craig Leon in a statement.

radiohead-103009.jpg Radiohead have made their return to the stage for the first time since 2012 at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, marking the beginning of the band's world tour in support of new album A Moon Shaped Pool. According to live reports, the band opened with "Burn The Witch," before following with new album tracks "Daydreaming" and "Decks Dark."

shynature-041615.jpg Catfish and the Bottlemen have released "Twice," the latest track off of their upcoming new album The Ride. "Twice," which was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, follows the release of lead single "Soundcheck" and the recently revealed "7." The Ride is the follow-up to the band's 2014 debut The Balcony.

David-Bowie.jpg A collection of previously unseen photos of the late David Bowie shot by photographer Markus Klinko have been released. Many of the unearthed photos are outtakes from a session which provided the artwork for Bowie's 2002 studio album Heathen. The pictures, some in color and some in black and white, show the then 54-year-old looking through a telescope and posing in a suit.

BillyCorgan-031411.jpg Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha will provide the score to James Franco's forthcoming TV movie Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?. According to Film Music Reporter, the film will center on a "vampire-infused, same-sex love story." As well as starring, Franco is serving as an executive producer on the film while Melanie Eitkenhead directs.

TomMorello-070511.jpg Rage Against the Machine rocker Tom Morello has opened up about the state of pop music and says these days everything is political. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Morello shared his view that music either works to overturn oppressive systems or it is part of the problem. "Now, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez probably don't identify as political artists . . ."

beastieboys-092910.jpg John Berry, founding member and guitarist for the Beastie Boys from 1981-82, died at a hospice in Massachusetts at the age of 52 on Thursday. Berry's father confirmed to Rolling Stone that his son had suffered from frontal lobe dementia. Berry is credited with naming the band, and played on their first seven-inch Polly Wog Stew, released in 1982.

DamonAlbarn-080511.jpg Damon Albarn and Adele were among the big winners at the Ivor Novello Awards, which took place in London on Thursday. The honors are voted on by the U.K. songwriting and composing community. Adele won the Songwriter of the Year award, while Albarn took home the Lifetime Achievement award. "I won it on my last album as well," Adele said at the INAs.

IggyPop-110309.jpg Iggy Pop is not a fan of the state of modern music, especially electronic or techno music. "The digital age has made collecting money so incredibly efficient. When we started our band we didn't know what publishing was. Now you can push a button and get rich quick," Pop said during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival, as reported by The Guardian.

korn-032310.jpg Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch has some advice for parents of troubled teens - tough love. "Tough love," he tells Rolling Stone. "It kills you. They might hate you for it, but you have to do it because when they're 18, you don't have any power of them. So just do anything in your control to give them the help that they need, no matter what it is."

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