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Linkin-Park-071916.jpg Chester Bennington says that he chose to leave Stone Temple Pilots because it was upsetting his children. "The only reason I'm not doing it now is because my kids would cry every time I'd go on the road with STP," Bennington stated. "I think they thought I was choosing to do that over being at home with them. It was just too hard on my family."

jeff-ament-061016.jpg Pearl Jam has reportedly signed on to contribute a track to a new charity album to support the War Child UK charity. The album is an initiative from Brandi Carlile, who plans to release covers by her famous friends on a new album titled Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story - An Album to Benefit War Child.

Doors-electra-1029126.jpg The Doors have shared a live version of their track "Twentieth Century Fox." The track has been remastered from its original 1967 recording and is one of eight live tracks that will be featured on the band's forthcoming set The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.

RobZombie.jpg Rob Zombie's voice will appear in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 2 film. Zombie officially confirmed his involvement in the anticipated film via his Instagram account. Zombie posted a picture of himself with the film's director, James Gunn, and wrote: "With James Gunn at Disney recording a voice for Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.

clapton-070916.jpg A Ferrari once owned by Eric Clapton is set to hit the auction block in March. The car, a 1968 Ferrari Dino, is one of just several such classic sports cars owned by Slow Hand and is expected to take in record high bids next month.

pinkfloyd-062916.jpg Roger Waters has added 11 dates to his previously announced tour. The run, named the Us + Them North American Tour, is set to kick off May 26 in Kansas City and wrap up on Oct. 28 in Vancouver. The run will come in support of Waters' forthcoming new effort Is This The Life We Really Want?

Shinedownpromo-041515.jpg Shinedown, Korn, Halestorm, Skillet and Pop Evil will all take part in this year's Rise Above Fest. The festival, which is presented by Seether and raises awareness for suicide prevention, will also feature Stone Sour. The fifth annual Rise Above Fest will take place July 22 and 23 at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine.

kissband-061416.jpg KISS offered up a rare makeup-free performance during a recent fundraiser for a military charity. The appearance came earlier this week at the "All-Star Salute To The Oregon Military" which helped raise money for a $20 million new Oregon Military Museum.

avenged-sevenfold-081016.jpg Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed have paid tribute to a 19-year-old stagehand who died while breaking down their set after a gig in Stuttgart, Germany. A second 26-year-old man was also injured in the incident.

liamgallagher-061616.jpg Liam Gallagher says that his new solo album, which he has been working on since signing a record deal with Warner Bros last year, is coming soon. Gallagher told all of his followers on Twitter that 'L FUCKIN G is on the way', adding 'look out, be brave', and 'listening forward to my new tunes all you NGHFB fans are gonna have nowhere to run or hide Ha ha'.

bonjovi-062816.jpg Bon Jovi has reportedly broken the attendance record for fans at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The appearance came earlier this month as part of the band's This House Is Not For Sale tour. Total attendance for the night peaked out at 18,514.

ozzy-070116.jpg Steve Stevens has opened up about his experiences working with Ozzy Osbourne. The guitarist connected with Ozzy for songwriting sessions on the legend's upcoming new solo release and spoke with the blog All That Shreds about working with Ozzy.

kissband-061416.jpg If you were hoping for a reunion of the original members of KISS anytime soon, you're out of luck says Paul Stanley. "No," Stanley told Billboard when asked about a potential reunion. "And that's not coming from any place of animosity. I sang on Ace's [Frehley] most recent album and did a video with him."

red-hot-chili-peppers-070916.jpg The wife of Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith will not face charges for verbally and physically assaulting actor Scott Baio over his support for Donald Trump.

nirvana-102116.jpg Frances Bean Cobain paid tribute to her late father Kurt Cobain on February 20, which would've been his 50th birthday. "Today would have been your 50th birthday. You are loved and you are missed," she wrote on Instagram. "Thank you for giving me the gift of life. Forever your daughter, Frances Bean." Forever your daughter, Frances Bean."

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