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IggyPop-110309.jpg Iggy Pop and Josh Homme have opened up about their new collaborative release Post Pop Depression during a recent appearance at a museum talk. The pair sat down to discuss the release during a chat at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. "I'm always ready to take a risk. I don't work in a bank," Homme explained. "I'm here to take a leap and see what's out there."

Metallica-102709.jpg A complete video of Metallica's recent performance for Record Store Day has surfaced online. The band served as ambassadors for this year's Record Store Day and performed a live set at Rasputin Music in San Francisco. The complete video is currently streaming via YouTube. The band also made recent headlines when they revisited the house they shared together in the 1980s.

BillyCorgan-031411.jpg Former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'arcy Wretzky has revealed that she would consider reconnecting with her former band. These comments come on the heels of a reunion between James Iha and Billy Corgan, who played live together recently for the first time in 16 years. During an interview with BlastEcho, Wretzky noted that she would be happy to reconnect with the band.

Blink-101309.jpg Blink 182 has confirmed a string of tour dates set for this summer as well the release date for their new album California. The run is set to kick off at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California on July 22 and will run through October 1 when they'll wrap things up at the Los Angeles Forum. The band's new release is set to drop on July 1 and boasts 16 tracks.

Florence-022311.jpg Florence And The Machine has debuted their short film titled The Odyssey, which was directed by Vincent Haycock. The film mixes together surreal scenes using various tracks from the band's latest album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, including "Ship to Wreck," "What Kind of Man" and "Delilah."

LennyKravitz-110209.jpg Lenny Kravitz has opened up about Prince's passing and says that a "piece of him died" when he first got the news. Kravitz spoke about the Purple One's passing during a recent interview with Rolling Stone and said that they were very close and he worried about the legend. "I saw him so much, in and out, that I can't remember the last time we spoke."

NoelGallagher-050511.jpg Noel Gallagher has reportedly connected with Damon Albarn for a collaboration on the forthcoming new Gorillaz album. During a recent interview with the U.K.'s Daily Star, Gallagher revealed that they've been in discussion and plan to connect in the studio once their schedules align. "He's making a new Gorillaz album and he's got my number, so he's only got to ask."

img1-070414.jpg Both P.O.D. and Sevendust will headline the upcoming Laconiafest this summer. The fest is set to take place over nine days in Laconia, New Hampshire from June 11-19. The event comes as part of the 93rd annual Laconia Motorcycle Week.

Blink-101309.jpg Travis Barker has revealed that he is currently working on new music with Andre 3000. The drummer broke news of their forthcoming collaboration via Instagram earlier this month, sharing a photo of the two at Coachella. He also shared the note, "Gonna make music very soon with this legend."

mumford-030411.jpg Mumford and Sons were joined by Baaba Maal and The Very Best during a recent edition of Later . . . With Jools Holland. The appearance came in support of the British rockers' new mini-album, Johannesburg, which features both of the special guest acts. The appearance came at a busy time for Mumford and Sons, who also paid tribute to Prince.

BillyCorgan-031411.jpg Billy Corgan has joined the growing list of artists and musicians who have paid their tribute and respects to the late Prince. Corgan recruited touring bandmate Sierra Swan for an acoustic cover of Prince's "The Cross" during a backstage VIP performance of Smashing Pumpkins' acoustic-electro In Plainsong tour.

VampireWeekend-081111.jpg Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig says that he received a writing credit on Beyoncé's Lemonade track "Hold Up" due to a demo he wrote years ago. Koenig explained that the story begins with the release of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Maps" in 2003, which contains the line "Wait, they don't love you like I love you."

PearlJam.jpg Eddie Vedder and Trent Reznor have joined the cast of the upcoming revival of Twin Peaks. Fellow musicians Sky Ferreira and Sharon Van Etten are also part of the cast. Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck and Reznor's wife/How to Destroy Angels bandmate Mariqueen Reznor were also cast.

Coldplay-100209.jpg Coldplay's Chris Martin recently performed with a group of teenagers at a Santa Monica benefit concert on Sunday, April 24. The frontman performed the Prince song "Raspberry Beret" alongside the young kids, who go by the A-Sides, at the Chords 2 Cure benefit gig at Santa Monica's New Roads School.

REM-101209.jpg Michael Stipe has written an op-ed for USA Today protesting the Georgia campus gun bill. The former fronter of R.E.M. and University of Georgia alum is urging Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to veto the state's House Bill 859, otherwise known as the "campus carry" law. If this law is passed it would allow anyone over the age of 21 to carry a gun on a public college campus.

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