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U21-080416.jpg U2 bassist Adam Clayton was honored at the recent MusiCares benefit. The event took place earlier this week at the Playstation Theater in New York's Times Square and Clayton received the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert. During his speech, Clayton opened up about his alcoholism.

Band-Interpol-062717.jpg Interpol has revealed their plans to reissue their classic release Our Love to Admire. News of the reissue came via press release from their label UMe and it will come as an expanded two-vinyl set. "With the full participation of the band members, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Our Love to Admire, UMe will release three special expanded-edition reissues . . ."

MetallicaX-070916.jpg Lars Ulrich has contributed the foreword to a new book about the famed Metal Blade Records. The book will be titled "For The Sake Of Heaviness: The History Of Metal Blade Records" and is set for release on August 29. It was penned by the label's founder Brian Slagel who confirmed Ulrich's participation.

Tool-band-070916.jpg Tool bassist Justin Chancellor has opened up about the band's forthcoming new album and says they're in the final stages of the recording process. Addressing the nagging question of when fans will get to hear the new release, Chancellor opened up on the Metal Sucks podcast. "It really is an evolving thing," Chancellor begins.

ellayelich-101013.jpg Lorde has scored her first ever number one album on the Billboard 200 chart with her newest release Melodrama. The album, which marks her second full-length release, sold 109,000 copies in the week following its June 16 release. In all, 82,000 of those being traditional album sales.

U21-080416.jpg U2 paid tribute to the late Leonard Cohen during their gig in Toronto on what would have been his 79th birthday. "Tonight we hold onto some things, as you let go of some others," Bono said. "I'm not quite sure how to let it go, but I know tonight I'm holding onto the music of Leonard Cohen, thinking about it today. It's been on my mind."

trent-061616.jpg Nine Inch Nails gave a special guest performance on the recent edition of Twin Peaks: The Return. Trent Reznor and company offered up a performance of Not the Actual Events' "She's Gone Away" clad in all leather on a creepy, goth-inspired set. It's the first public performance of the track since the EP's release in December.

thekillers-072516.jpg The Killers surprised Glastonbury fans with a performance on the John Peel stage, the stage they first performed on in 2004. "They say you play the John Peel Stage twice in your career, once on the way up and once on the way down. It's good to be back," frontman Brandon Flowers said.

foofighters-061616.jpg Foo Fighters returned to the Glastonbury stage and delivered a performance they were meant to in 2015 before frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg. The band opened their set with "Time Like These," which Florence and the Machine covered in 2015 when they took the band's Glastonbury spot.

SavingAbel-062117.jpg Saving Abel will be joined by Soil on the Redneck Rebellion Tour, set to hit the road this fall. The rock acts will alternate headlining slots throughout the tour while Kirra will provide direct support.

Foster-the-People-042817.jpg Foster the People have signed on for a headlining performance at the upcoming All Things Go festival. They join fellow headliners Young Thug and Galantis. The event is set to take place in Washington, D.C.'s Union Market on Friday, October 6.

bastille-070116.jpg Bastille has signed on to headline a show to benefit the victims of the deadly fire earlier this month at London's Grenfell Tower housing complex. The show will take place at London's Bush Hall next Tuesday and the band broke news of their participation via Twitter.

imge1-092116.jpg Iggy Pop will serve as one of the headlining acts for the 2017 Sound on Sound Festival, alongside the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Shins. The festival will take place this fall. The second annual Sound on Sound Festival will return to Sherwood Forest, a medieval-style village located outside Austin, Texas, November 10-12.

liamgallagher-061616.jpg Liam Gallagher has announced plans for a new solo album, As You Were, and subsequent tour, for later this year. As You Were will arrive on October 6 and will be available in a multitude of formats, including vinyl, CD and a "special box set" complete with a color vinyl, an exclusive seven-inch, hardback book and an art print by Klaus Voorman.

AlterBridge-080116.jpg Alter Bridge has released a new video for "Cradle to the Grave," which is taken from the band's fifth studio album, The Last Hero. The new black-and-white clip features various shots of the band in a live setting as they perform the song around the world.

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