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linkinpark.jpg Linkin Park have axed the upcoming scheduled dates for their Hunting Party tour. The band broke news of the cancellations in an official statement explaining that it is due to a leg injury sustained by frontman Chester Bennington.

Blink-101309.jpg Tom DeLonge has fired back at his former Blink-182 bandmates, saying that the three haven't had much of a personal relationship for years. The bassist announced his departure from the band earlier this month and was immediately challenged with a Rolling Stone interview in which his ex-bandmates claim that he walked out on them.

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie has announced the release of a French-language version of his 1977 hit Heroes on limited edition blue vinyl. He'll also drop the 2008 compilation I Select on red vinyl. The b-side of Heroes features a live version of the song recorded during Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour in 1983. I Select features songs from throughout Bowie's career.

theramones-012715.jpg Johnny Ramone's famous red Mosrite guitar sold for $71,000 at auction. The ax, used prominently by Johnny during the 1980s, was autographed by the guitarist "Best always, Johnny Ramone, 5/22/90." "One of just nine Mosrite guitars owned by Johnny Ramone known to exist - it is not surprising that it was able to achieve such an impressive figure," RR Auction Executive said in a statement.

muse-101609.jpg Muse have confirmed that their new album will be titled Drones. The U.K. rockers broke news of the title in a clip posted to Instagram that featured a black and blue background and the words "Artist: Muse; Album: Drones."

img3-070714.jpg Faith No More have confirmed the full itinerary for their upcoming spring tour. The run is set to kick off at the PNE Forum in Vancouver, Canada on April 15 and will continue straight through May 15 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.

NoelGallagher-050511.jpg Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds will perform at the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit at London's Royal Albert Hall during a run of gigs scheduled from March 23 to March 28. Other acts announced include Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Van Morrison, and the Who.

band-slipknot.jpg Korn and Slipknot wowed a London crowd with a rendition of the Beastie Boys hit "Sabotage" at the city's Wembley Arena. The bands are currently on their joint Prepare for Hell tour. Korn announced on Twitter they planned to release video of their entire "Sabotage" after the show. Korn and Slipknot pick up their Prepare for Hell Trek on January 29 in Holland.

Blink-101309.jpg Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have both sounded off against their former Blink-182 bandmate Tom DeLonge. The group's founding bassist announced his departure from the band earlier this week and now his ex-band mates claim he is leaving them out in the cold.

KurtCobain.jpg Courtney Love attended the premiere of the documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, February 24. Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Love and Kurt Cobain, also attended the premiere. She also served as an executive producer on the project. The documentary is directed by Brett Morgen.

deathcab-110209.jpg Death Cab For Cutie has released the new song "Black Sun," which will be featured on their upcoming album, Kintsugi. This new album, produced by Rich Costey, will be the first since founding member Chris Walla left the group in 2014. Frontman Ben Gibbard says he hopes the band's recent offerings won't affect fans' enjoyment of their new album.

Beck-052512.jpg Beck is set to release his new album before summer, according to a biography on Oslo Norway's Oya Festival website. The festival, which the Los Angeles-based alternative rocker is headlining this summer, has made the announcement that he is "currently working on a new album which will be out before the summer."

KurtCobain.jpg The first official image from Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first completely authorized documentary about late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, has been released. A press release for the movie states, "This first ever, fully-authorised doc feature blends Cobain's personal archive of art, music, written word, and never-before-seen home movies and more.

FOB-020513.jpg Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa have teamed up for a remix of "Uma Thurman," taken off of the band's latest studio album American Beauty/American Psycho. In the new mix, Wiz declares his bachelor status ("I just canceled that old, so I'm about to get a new girl") and dubs himself "Brad Pitt in a Cool World." The North American trek is dubbed the Boys Of Zummer tour.

decemberists-120314.jpg The Decemberists turned the hate on the haters by singing comments on their YouTube videos during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "They write interesting, very intelligent songs about uncommon subjects," Kimmel said of the band to open the clip. "It's not the usual, 'I wanna get busy with your bottom' kinda thing."

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