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Blink-101309.jpg Blink 182's Tom DeLonge is co-authoring a new comic book as part of a project with his other band, Angels & Airwaves. DeLonge is contributing to the three-part Poet series with writer Ben Kull and artist Djet Stéphane, reports Digital Spy.

REM-101209.jpg Former R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe has published a blog on the 20th anniversary of making his sexual orientation public. "These 20 years of publicly speaking my truth have made me a better and easier person to be around," he writes on The Guardian.

ellayelich-101013.jpg Lorde is among the performers to have been added to the lineup of the 2014 American Music Awards. The pop star is also up for four nominations at the event, while Iggy Azalea leads the pack with six noms. Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations apiece.

Soundgarden1-051911.jpg Soundgarden have released "Storm," a cut issued via Vevo that is the first new material from the band in two years. According to Consequence of Sound, the track may be a previously unreleased track from the band's B-sides and rarities compilation that is currently in the works. Alternative Nation reports that the compilation is likely to drop during the holiday season.

liam-040914.jpg Liam Gallagher and Eddie Vedder are among the acts slated to perform with the Who for the Teenage Cancer Trust at Shepherds Bush Empire on November 11. Each group will perform one cut from the Who's catalog with the band. It's the first live performance for Liam following his Saturday announcement that his post Oasis group, Beady Eye, have split.

mumford-030411.jpg Mumford & Sons, Jack White and Elvis Costello are among those set to appear on Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis, a new live album inspired by the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.

band-slipknot.jpg Slipknot performed for the first time with their new lineup on Saturday, October 25, as part of the band's Knotfest in Devore, California. The late Paul Gray was replaced by Alessandro "Vman" Venturella, while former drummer Joey Jordison has been replaced by Jay Weinberg, the son of E Street Band stickman, Max Weinberg.

Florence-022311.jpg Florence and the Machine took the stage at Neil Young's annual Bridge School benefit concert. The all acoustic event marked the first U.S. show by the group at New York's American Museum of Natural History since November 2013. The two-date concert, featuring acoustic only sets, went down October 25-26 at the Bay Area's Shoreline Amphitheatre.

MarilynManson-092809.jpg Marilyn Manson has released a new song, "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge," expected to feature on a new album set for 2015. The cut is hearable now on YouTube. According to Loudwire, "Third Day" has a very suggestive vibe. "You can almost see the exhale of smoke or a disappearing line of powder come through once Manson's first verse comes in . . ."

DaveGrohl-060211.jpg Foo Fighters have released "The Feat And The Famine," the third new song off of their highly anticipated new album Sonic Highways. The new track follows the unveiling of "Something From Nothing" last week, as well as the premiere episode of the band's HBO series Sonic Highways. "The Feast And The Famine" features help from punk legends Bad Brains.

liam-040914.jpg Liam Gallagher has split up his band Beady Eye. The former Oasis member announced the news via Twitter, stating "Beady Eye are no more." "Thanks for all your support," he added later, also noting that "I've got more talent in my [expletive] than the rest of the lads in #BeadyEye, hence the split. Maybe it's time for a truce? #OASIS." He would later delete that tweet.

AaronLewis-120909.jpg Staind singer Aaron Lewis has apologized for his embarrassing rendition of the National Anthem prior to the fifth game of the World Series on Sunday, October 26. He goofed the lyrics of the tune singing "what so proudly we hailed were so gallantly streaming" instead of "what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming."

radiohead-103009.jpg People with high SAT scores like to listen to Radiohead, and people with low SAT scores enjoy listening to Beyoncé, according to a software application writer by the name of Virgil Griffith. Griffith spent the last five years mining Facebook for the most "liked" bands at 1,352 American colleges, then factoring in the average SAT scores at those institutions.

Chvrches-070414.jpg Chvrches have released a new amine-themed video for their song "Under the Tide." The clip, directed by Sing J. Lee, pairs performance shots from band member Martin Doherty with anime footage, including clips of a spaceship comprised entirely of laser lights, and the band itself as made from tiny, twinkling stars.

korn-032310.jpg Korn fronter Jonathan Davis says he doesn't like leaving his kids at home to go out on the road touring for extended periods of time. Speaking with Alternative Press, Davis expressed his dislike for the road. "Oh, it's f-king horrible," Davis began. "They make me feel like s-t! 'Dad, you've got to go? You need to stay here and have a job here.' They do all kinds of s-t . . ."