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band-slipknot.jpg Jay Weinberg has been rumored as the replacement for former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. Weinberg is the son of long time Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg, and has already worked up an impressive resume, including gigs with Bruce, hardcore band Madball and punk rockers Against Me!.

bunnymen-041514.jpg Echo And The Bunnymen have unveiled two new songs from their upcoming new album Meteorites. The tracks released for preview are "Lovers On The Run" (which is the first track from the new album) and "Holy Moses," which band member Ian McCollouch says is an exploration of faith: "If Moses can't find God, then how can I? Are we praying to someone who just isn't there?"

DaveGrohl-060211.jpg Foo Fighters fans in Richmond, Virginia have created the campaign to get the band to perform a hometown concert for the first time in over 15 years. The 'Help Bring The Foo Fighters Back To RVA' campaign, launched on crowdfunding site Crowdhoster, says "It's simple. The Foo Fighters haven't played Richmond, Virginia since May 17, 1998. That's more than 15 years ago..."

RedHotChiliPeppers-050410.jpg The Red Hot Chili Peppers have noted their discontent with the news that their music was used during torture sessions at Guantanamo Bay. Drummer Chad Smith said that the act is contrary to the band's "positive" message: "I've heard that they use more ... like, hard rock, metal ... Our music's positive man, it's supposed to make people feel good and that's ..."

bandofskulls-122713.jpg Band of Skulls have confirmed a full slate of tour dates throughout the UK for next fall. The run kicks off at the Academy in Dublin on October 29 and continues through November 14 when it wraps at the Eventim Apollo in London.

KurtCobain.jpg Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has opened up about the experience of playing with Joan Jett during the band's recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. "I feel we conjured the spirit of the band, and we could not have done that alone," he wrote on his blog.

morrisey-113009.jpg Morrissey has released the track list for his upcoming album World Peace Is None of Your Business. The LP, produced by Joe Chiccarelli (the White Stripes, Beck), features 12 tracks with song titles like "I'm Not A Man," "Earth Is The Loneliest Planet" and "Kick The Bride Down the Aisle." "The good and the bad must be documented."

BlackKeys-102510.jpg The Black Keys have shared a new song entitled "Turn Blue," which will serve as the title track of the duo's forthcoming eighth studio album. Turn Blue, the follow-up to their 2011 release El Camino, is expected to be released on May 12.

muse-101609.jpg Muse have confirmed plans to commence work on a new record later this year. Speaking from the Coachella Music Festival, drummer Dom Howard explained that the band has opened up their calendar following their appearance at the fest: "We're going to start this year . . . (Coachella) is our last two gigs, then we're completely done for touring this album," he began.

RedHotChiliPeppers-050410.jpg Flea, bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has announced the impending release of his memoir. The book, published by Grand Central Publishing, will be written by Flea with no outside help. "I love literature deeply," Flea said in a statement. "I view books as sacred things, and in writing my story, I'm going to do my best to honor the form..."

radiohead-103009.jpg Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood is set to take part in a charity triathlon to raise money for leukaemia charity Scarlett's Dragons. Greenwood revealed on Twitter that he entered the event in order to raise funds for his friend Dan Clarkson's nine-year-old daughter Scarlett, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and has been valiantly battling it ever since.

CourtneyLove-090911.jpg Dave Grohl and Courtney Love have put an end to their two decade long feud. The long standing rivals buried the hatchet with an onstage embrace during the 2014 Rock And roll Induction ceremony. The two had been on opposing sides of a legal battle over the rights to Nirvana's music since frontman Kurt Cobain, committed suicide.

liam-040914.jpg When Liam Gallagher arrived unannounced to the opening of the Oasis exhibition "Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993-1997" at Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, London, he was predictably swarmed by a gaggle of fans. Alongside Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Gallagher spent nearly an hour posing for pictures and talking to fans.

muse-101609.jpg Muse frontman Matt Bellamy will be featured on the new Kimbra album. Kimbra, who is known for her appearance on Gotye's smash hit "Somebody That I Used To Know," recorded alongside Bellamy ahead of the release of her second solo album, which is produced by Rich Costey. Faster Louder reports that Bellamy has recorded guitar parts for the album's lead single.

Florence-022311.jpg Florence and the Machine and Lily Allen have been confirmed for London's Other Ball an event scheduled to go down June 4 at a currently undisclosed venue. Mark Ronson, who will also appear at the inaugural event, noted that it will benefit the Arms Around the Child charity: "I'm deeply honoured to be involved in the Other Ball London."