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KingsOfLeon-082416.jpg Kings of Leon have revealed plans for their forthcoming new release Walls. The new release is set for October 14 and will follow their most recent effort Mechanical Bull. Speaking of the new effort, Matthew Followill said this album finds the band with a "better, stronger, relationship outside of music than we did in the past."

Tegan-and-Sara-083016.jpg Tegan and Sara have offered up the new video for their single "White Knuckles." The track is included on the band's eighth release Love You to Death and finds the pair reflecting on young love in the synth pop track. "Doubled like a couple, we stood/ Stood out in the light/ Clutching each other like/ Knuckles turned white," Tegan and Sara sing.

hayley-williams-062116.jpg Paramore, Imogen Heap and Dave Barnes will all be featured on The Purpose Hotel, Vol. 1, the soundtrack accompaniment to photographer Jeremy Cowart's Purpose Hotel project. Cowart has launched a Kickstarter to help fund the Purpose Hotel, a hotel in which everything under its roof benefits a worthy cause.

red-hot-chili-peppers-070916.jpg Flea has responded to Fox News' recent pot shot at Red Hot Chili Peppers and says he is undeterred. The network turned its attention towards the band earlier this month when the show The Five aired a clip of Flea playing bass with a gorilla named Koko. The show's anchor Greg Gutfeld went on to say they are the "worst band on the planet."

jack-whites-070916.jpg Jack White spent his Friday playing more than music. The frontman for the White Stripes participated in a celebrity baseball tournament at the University of North Alabama. White batted and played first baseman for his team Third Man Records in Florence, Alabama on Friday, August 26. The Third Man team dressed in black and yellow uniforms.

chvrches-061316.jpg Scottish pop act Chvrches dedicated a track to the late famed gorilla Harambe at the Reading Festival. The animal was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year and has since drawn tributes from various celebrities. Before playing their track "Under the Tide," band member Martin Doherty exclaimed "RIP Harambe!"

jeff-ament-061016.jpg Eddie Vedder connected earlier this month with Elvis Costello for a rendition of the latter's track "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?" at the Ohana Festival in California. He also appeared during the set of former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons. Eddie's also has made some non-musical connections recently as he was cradled by Dennis Rodman.

falloutboy-062416.jpg Pete Wentz has opened up about the current status of Fall Out Boy and says the band is currently working on new material. During a recent performance at the Reading Festival the bassist admitted to the crowd that the band would soon be back "with new music." He also admitted before the show to NME that it's still a thrill to play such fests.

Shinedownpromo-041515.jpg Fans who thought they may miss the Shinedown and Five Finger Death Punch tour may be in luck. The two bands have decided to extend their fall tour by almost a month. The tour will begin on begin on October 18 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Initially the two bands had planned to end their tour on November 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

amylee-012114.jpg Evanescence have just announced dates for a fall tour. The tour will begin on October 28 in Dallas, Texas and will wrap up on November 23 in Huntington, New York. The band had added guitarist Jen Majura to their lineup in 2015. Evanescence feels they made a real connection and cannot wait to get back on the road together once again.

radiohead-album-061016.jpg Radiohead has announced the winners of the Moon Shaped Pool competition. The contest began earlier this year to celebrate the vinyl release of their new album. The band held the competition at 350 independent record stores worldwide. The band announced the winners on their Twitter account. The winners all received a deluxe limited fan package, which all ties into the new album.

red-hot-chili-peppers-070916.jpg For the first time in five years the Red Hot Chili Peppers will tour the U.K. The tour will begin on December 5 in London and end on December 15 in Manchester. U.K. fans who purchase a ticket for one of the Red Hot Chili Peppers show will received a physical or digital copy of the album, Getaway.

courtney-love-063016.jpg Courtney Love has made the assertion that most grunge songs from the 1990s are in fact about her. Love justifies this by claiming to have dated most of the most popular grunge artists of the era. The singer explained how she used to date a movie star in the 1990s. Love said that we "were listening to KROQ. Of six songs in a row, five of them were about me."

slipknot-ipad-061016.jpg Corey Taylor says that he thinks people hate Slipknot because "they've been around too long." Taylor told Alternative Press that people assumed Slipknot "would turn into just a gimmick band that really just rested on its visuals," and he also said it was clear "people forgot just how talented we f*****g were."

florence-and-the-machine-061016.jpg Florence And The Machine have debuted their latest track. The new song is titled "Wish That You Were Here," which is a collaboration between songstress Florence Welch and Tim Burton. It will be featured on the soundtrack for Burton's latest film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. A statement from Welch reveals she's a fan of Burton's.

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