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CourtneyLove-090911.jpg Courtney Love will reportedly speak at the TriBeCa Film Festival premiere of the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Love will appear alongside the film's director Brett Morgen at the event, which is scheduled for April 19. The new doc is the first fully authorized documentary on Cobain with the support of his family.

radiohead-103009.jpg Radiohead's OK Computer has been added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. The release joins a handful of other iconic recordings in the Registry's newest class including albums by the Doors, Lauryn Hill, Sly and the Family Stone, the Righteous Brothers and Ben E. King.

PearlJam.jpg Pearl Jam has announced a handful of new tour dates that will take the band to Latin America. The new run consists of stops in South and Central America starting on November 4 in Santiago, Chile. The run will wrap up November 28 in Mexico City, Mexico. Along the way, they will stop in Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Rio de Janerio.

Florence-022311.jpg Florence & The Machine is scheduled to play a set at the 2015 Lollapalooza taking place in Chicago's Grant Park starting Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2. She will play her set on Sunday. Other acts performing at the event include Paul McCartney, Metallica, Sam Smith, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J and Bassnectar.

NoelGallagher-050511.jpg Noel Gallagher says that his days as a touring artist may be numbered, suggesting that he could retire from live performances within the next "ten years." "Maybe I'll retire from playing live, it depends how long you can be arsed," he told Loaded magazine. "Ten years from now I don't think I'll be getting on a bus - it's undignified. But I don't think I'll ever stop writing."

killers-100609.jpg The Killers fronter Brandon Flowers has announced a U.K. tour in support of his second solo album, The Desired Effect. The first single from the album, "Can't Deny My Love," aired on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show on Monday night. The trek begins May 21 at London's Brixton Academy and wraps on May 28 at Birmingham's O2 Academy.

BlackKeys-102510.jpg Black Keys fronter Patrick Carney is suffering from an infection following his shoulder surgery, compelling the duo to cancel its Australia, New Zealand and Japan tour stops. "We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through April 23," the band said in a statement.

DamonAlbarn-080511.jpg Blur have released "Lonesome Street," the third single from their upcoming record, The Magic Whip. The band previewed the cut on Lauren Laverne's show on BBC Radio 6. Consequence of Sound calls the track a "crunchy clapper [that] rolls around like an old psychedelic Beatles tune (with a pinch of Morrissey)."

Blink-101309.jpg Tom DeLonge is out of Blink-182, but that doesn't mean he plans on staying out of the public eye. The guitarist hit Twitter to announce he plans on releasing "4 albums in one year." "2 albums with [Angels & Airwaves], 2 albums from myself. 3 of them are released with Novels. This has been in the works for a couple years," he added.

radiohead-103009.jpg Radiohead and Portishead have teamed up for a charity soccer team. Portishead's Geoff Barrow and Radiohead drummer Philip Selway will bring together a team called "Heads United" in order to raise 1,500 GBP for the Football and Food Festival, which will be held on April 25 in Newberry, England.

band-slipknot.jpg Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson and brother Andrew have been formally charged with disorderly conduct stemming from a drunken fight that left Mick stabbed in the back of the head. They each face up to 30 days in jail, a fine ranging between $65 and $625 dollars, or both.

img3-070714.jpg Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum's Sasquatch: The Opera will premiere in Brooklyn next month. "It's not a traditional opera - it's more like weird little operettas," Bottum told Noisey.

Queensofstoneage-052311.jpg Queens Of The Stone Age are currently "taking a break", according to bass player Michael Shuman. "There will be future stuff with Queens, we're just taking a break since we had a long, long two years of touring. We'll take a break to do other stuff," he tells Gigwise.

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica is offering a free download of a surprise party they played for Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff last month. The show, which took place on February 9th at San Francisco's Pier 48, was not the first time the band has partnered with the company.

KurtCobain.jpg Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first completely authorized documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, will be released in theatres on April 10. The doc will also premiere on HBO on May 4. Brett Morgen, who directed the film, tweeted that it will appear on the big screen in over 72 countries, including the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

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