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FOB-020513.jpg Fall Out Boy have issued their view of the future of rock and roll. During a recent interview with Yahoo Music, the band says that the genre can move forward into the future as long as it shakes its rep as music for old people. "I don't know if we can save rock 'n' roll. I don't know if that's even the point," says frontman Patrick Stump.

morrisey-113009.jpg Morrissey claims to have uncovered proof that Universal Music has prevented the release of his charity single to benefit victims of the Paris terror attacks. The Smiths singer initially leveled the accusations against Universal shortly after the attack and is now firing back after the label denied his claims.

LennyKravitz-110209.jpg Lenny Kravitz has shared his reflection on the recent terror attacks in Paris. The rock legend shared his thoughts in an opinion piece for Rolling Stone, saying what it means to be a Paris resident following the attacks. "Paris is my only city home. In the Bahamas, I live a very bush, low-key life in the middle of nature. But in Paris, I have my house," he began.

radiohead-103009.jpg Thom Yorke has long been an outspoken activist on the topic of climate change and is once again raising his voice. During a recent interview with 360.org the Radiohead frontman said he'll continue to support the cause, but not through his songwriting.

RedHotChiliPeppers-050410.jpg Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has released 18 new tracks on his Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages. There are 18 tracks available in total including 8 electronic tracks recorded between 2009-2011, including a collaboration with Omar Rodríguez-López of At The Drive-In/The Mars Volta.

img2-090215.jpg Panic! At The Disco have been announced as the headliners of Slam Dunk Festival 2016. Other artists on the line-up include Of Mice And Men, New Found Glory, Four Year Strong, Every Time I Die, Issues and Real Friends. The touring festival will visit Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield in May next year. "It's awesome, it's f**king cool, and I'm very excited."

The-Cure-112515.jpg The Cure have announced a 30 date European tour set to kick off in October 2016 to follow their previously announced North American tour set to begin in May 2016. The dates commence in New Orleans on May 11. The Euro dates see the band playing 30 shows in 17 countries including Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, France, Spain and more.

scottstapp-031011.jpg Creed rocker Scott Stapp took some time out early this week to lend his opinion of the new Rocky film, also titled Creed. In the video, arranged by funnyordie.com, the oft-maligned post-grunge star joked that the plot was slightly different than what he had expected.

DamonAlbarn-080511.jpg Damon Albarn has denied that he has any sort of feud with pop icon Adele. He addressed the issue speaking with Time Out magazine, saying that quotes from both parties were taken out of context and they, in fact, have no ill will towards one another. Rumors of the possible feud spread earlier this year after Adele seemingly claimed that Albarn was combative towards her.

CourtneyLove-090911.jpg Courtney Love has offered her support for Justin Bieber's decision to wear a Nirvana shirt to the American Music Awards on Sunday night. The Bieb's fashion decision upset some fans of the band who lashed out via social media. Love, however, hit Twitter to give Justin props. "You're cool in my book @justinbieber xc," she wrote.

Weiland-240915.jpeg Scott Weiland says that he is getting less and less excited about touring the older he gets. "It's way harder," he tells Detroit Soundhouse. "We used to have marketing budgets of a couple of million dollars, now it's like $75,000. You have to spend a lot of time on the road to make up for the loss of income from selling records."

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie's upcoming new studio album Blackstar will "avoid rock n' roll," according to producer Tony Visconti. "We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar," Visconti told Rolling Stone. "We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn't do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there . . ."

jackwhite-112009.jpg Jack White's record label Third Man Records is set to open its own vinyl pressing plant in Detroit. In addition to printing the label's own records, Third Man are keen to open their plant up to smaller local acts, with label co-founder Ben Blackwell telling Pitchfork "Part of the concern in this world is that vinyl can very easily turn into an exclusionary thing . . ."

NoelGallagher-050511.jpg Oasis, Stone Roses and David Bowie are among the early favorites for the 2016 Mercury Prize, according to U.K. bookmaker William Hill. Hill gives Oasis 20/1 odds, Stone Roses 12/1 odds, and Bowie 12/1 odds to win the coveted prize. Neither the Stone Roses nor Oasis have announced an album for 2016.

Coldplay-100209.jpg Coldplay will use the audio clip of president Barack Obama singing at a funeral on "A Head Full of Dreams," the title track from their upcoming album. Obama sang a bit of "Amazing Grace" during the funeral service for reverend Clementa C. Pinckney, who was gunned down in the Charleston church shooting earlier this year.

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