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nirvana-102116.jpg Courtney Love, the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, have chosen a pair of managers to help them oversee his estate. They have selected Heather Parry, the President of Live Nation Film and Television, and Guy Oseary, the manager for both U2 and Madonna.

david-bowie-060816.jpg "Killing A Little Time," the last in a trio of the final songs to be recorded by rock icon David Bowie has now been released. The song will be included on the upcoming soundtrack for Bowie's musical, Lazarus. "When I Met You" and "No Plan" the rest of the final trio of songs, were released a few days earlier. They were the last songs Bowie recorded before he died of liver cancer in January, at the age of 69.

foofighters-061616.jpg The Foo Fighters took to the stage once again in Los Angeles for a special charity show to raise money for area schools. The band has been on hiatus since late November 2015, following its tour in support of Sonic Highways. The Foo Fighters played around 25 songs for a small crowd. The set list included original songs as well as covers, with assistance from an impressive list of music icons.

imge1-092116.jpg Nude drawings of Iggy Pop that the musician recently posed for as part of a new art display have been compared to Michelangelo's David. "Even models who have been doing life drawing for years don't quite know how to pose to best express themselves," said Guno Park, one of the artists. "But Iggy was so natural and comfortable. He would naturally go towards the contrapostal pose of Michelangelo's David."

jeff-ament-061016.jpg Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese has slammed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for leaving his name off of the band's nomination. "It's just a fine opportunity to see what Pearl Jam has to say in response," he wrote on his personal Facebook page. "Let's see if they do the right thing. It'll be interesting to see the spin that is put on it. I've seen them change a 15 year old settlement agreement just by ignoring its contents and withholding money . . ."

amylee2-090916.jpg Evanescence announced that they will release their first vinyl box set on December 9. The box set, which will be called The Ultimate Collection, will consist of six LPs on 180-gram black heavyweight vinyl. The box set will feature the band's three studio albums, Fallen, The Open Door and Evanescence, as well as the first release of their demo album.

KingsOfLeon-082416.jpg Kings Of Leon performed a cover of "Hands To Myself," a pop song by Selena Gomez, during their visit to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Their version proved more mellow and subdued than Gomez's upbeat dance hit from her Revival album. Kings Of Leon performed a similar feat during their previous visit to the Live Lounge, when they belted out their version of Robyn's "Dancing On My Own."

nirvana93-092616.jpg When it comes time to elect the next President of the United States, former Nirvana bassist Kris Novoselic will be casting his vote for Gary Johnson. Novoselic said that he will not be casting his vote for either of the major candidates, Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton, come November 8 during his recent appearance on Fox Business' Kennedy.

greeday-080116.jpg Green Day have revealed that they would never lower themselves to writing a song about Donald Trump. During a recent interview on the CBC's show Q, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong revealed that he finds the GOP candidate so revolting that it's not even worth writing protest music. "There are no songs about Donald Trump on there [Revolution Radio]."

jimmy-eat-world-090216.jpg Jimmy Eat World has released another new song from their forthcoming album Integrity Blues. The new song is called "You Are Free" and is currently available for download. A lyric video for the song has also been released. "You Are Free" is just the latest song the band has released from its upcoming album. It joins "Get Right" and lead single "Sure and Certain," which were both released in late August.

david-bowie-060816.jpg "When I Met You" and "No Plan," two of the final three recordings from legendary rock star David Bowie, are now available for fans to listen to online. The tracks will also be included on the upcoming compilation album for Bowie's Lazarus musical, along with the last new song "Killing A Little Time." The new songs were recorded with Bowie's band and producer Tony Visconti.

jeff-ament-061016.jpg The list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees for 2017 has been published. Among the astounding list of iconic artists, Seattle grunge rock group Pearl Jam has made the cut. The Hall of Fame voting body consists of over 800 artists, historians, and music insiders. However, now for the fifth year in a row, fans will also have a say of gets inducted into the Hall of Fame. The fans can cast their vote on Rolling Stone's website.

KingsOfLeon-082416.jpg Kings Of Leon have announced dates for the first leg of their upcoming tour. The tour is in support of the band's recently released album, WALLS, which stands for 'We Are Like Love Songs.' WALLS is the band's seventh studio album and its first studio effort since Mechanical Bull in 2013.

musicasaweapon-071416.jpg Heavy metal band Disturbed announced that they will release their new live album Live At Red Rocks on November 18. The band recorded the album during an August performance at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater. The new album will feature 16 tracks that span the bands entire catalogue of material.

greeday-080116.jpg One lucky couple had the honor of getting engaged directly in front of Green Day during a recent in store appearance for the band at a Hollywood Hot Topic. A video of the event shows the couple approaching the table where the band was signing autographs when the man drops to one knee, much to the woman and the band's surprise. "Aw, that was amazing," said Billie Joe Armstrong.

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