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Credit: Scarlet PageOn the Smashing Pumpkins' tour last year, frontman Billy Corgan reunited with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and guitarist James Iha, leading to speculation that the band's original lineup, which also included bassist D'arcy Wretzky, might reunite. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Corgan admits that the idea of a reunion tour has been "knocked about," put nothing has been set in stone.

"There's certainly gears that turn and things get waved around," he says. "But until it's inked, I'm in the dark as much as anybody."

"But I'll say this and I mean it: If we never play a note together again, that's OK," Corgan adds. "I'm way, way more interested in the fact that we have peace with each other. I've reached the point in my life where I'm not in a hurry to get to anything. If it's there, great. If it's not, cool."

While a potential reunion is still unconfirmed, Iha does appear on Corgan's upcoming solo album, Ogilala, which will be released October 13. The guitarist guests on a song called "Processional," marking the first time Iha and Corgan have played on the same song since the 2000 Pumpkins album Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music.

Corgan has also been in regular contact with Wretzky, who's stayed out of the spotlight since leaving the Pumpkins in 1999.

"I talk to D'arcy all the time," says Corgan. "We reconnected, I guess, about a year and half ago. We talk really regularly. I'm really happy to have her back in my life."

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ABC/Randy HolmesJAY-Z paid tribute to Chester Bennington during his appearance on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Friday with a performance of "Numb/Encore," a track from the rapper's collaborative EP with Linkin Park, Collision Course.

"Dedicating this song to Chester," Jay declared before launching into the 2004 hit. You can watch the performance now on YouTube.

During a show in London this past August, his first show following Bennington's death in July, Jay also honored the late musician with a performance of "Numb/Encore." "Please make some noise so he can hear you all the way in heaven tonight," the rapper declared.

Other recent guests on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge include Wolf Alice, who covered Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," and Rag'n'Bone Man, who covered The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter."

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RCA RecordsWALK THE MOON is back with a new single and " target="_blank">a new video, "One Foot."

The clip finds Nicholas Petricca and the guys performing at California's Joshua Tree National Park, during the recent total eclipse of the sun, with special camera lenses similar to the ones in the glasses we all wore to watch the eclipse.  The band performs in the desert in front of a number of mirrors, and Nick is also seen singing alone on a cliff top with the sun in the background.  A woman is also seen wandering around the cliffs, and at the end, she and Nick embrace.

In the upbeat song, Nick sings, "Cross my heart and hope to die/taking this one step at a time/Got your back if you got mine/one foot in front of the other."

In a statement, Nick says of "One Foot," "We've never felt more true to ourselves than we do right now, releasing this song and this upcoming record.  ‘One Foot’ is the soundtrack of our journey this past year, moving forward even when the path is uncertain."

So far, there's no title or release date for WALK THE MOON's new album. It's the follow up to Talking Is Hard, the album that featured their breakthrough smash, "Shut Up and Dance."

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KMazur/WireImageDuring their tour this year, Depeche Mode has included a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" in honor of the late music icon. The synth-pop icons have now released an official recording of the cover to mark the 40th anniversary of the original track's release. You can listen to the cover now via YouTube.

"'Heroes' is the most special song to me at the moment," says frontman Dave Gahan in a statement. "Bowie is the one artist who I've stuck with since I was in my early teens. His albums are always my go-to on tour and covering 'Heroes' is paying homage to Bowie."

Depeche Mode has been touring in support of their new album, Spirit. The outing continues Friday night in Dallas, Texas.

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Credit: Lionel DeluyBush has premiered the video for their song "Lost in You," a track from the band's new album, Black and White Rainbows. You can watch the moody clip now on YouTube.

The video follows a relationship between a woman and frontman Gavin Rossdale, from the good times to the devastatingly bad. Rossdale has previously stated that his divorce from No Doubt's Gwen Stefani in 2015 influenced the lyrics on Black and White Rainbows.

Black and White Rainbows was released this past March. Bush is currently touring the U.K. in support of the album.

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Credit: Erik RojasThe new Sleeping with Sirens album, Gossip, featuring the lead single "Legends," arrives today. As frontman Kellin Quinn tells ABC Radio, he wanted to write "Legends" because he felt "we all need a little bit of hope in this world that we live in right now."

"I think that idea of being legendary is something that we all aspire to be," says Quinn.

Along with an inspirational message, "Legends" also introduced a new, poppier element to the Sleeping with Sirens sound. That "universal" sound has not only brought the band-new radio success, but also a new audience: Quinn's parents.

"My parents, they love me and love my band, but I think that [Gossip] is the first record that they actually enjoy and can listen to," Quinn says. "I think it has a broader sound and a broader audience now."

Quinn explains Sleeping with Sirens didn't purposefully aim to make Gossip a pop album, although his own music tastes certainly seeped into the sound.

"My favorite artists are considered pop, I guess, to an extent," says Quinn. "I think that there's just a pop sensibility about my voice and the way I write."

"I don't think [introducing pop elements] was an intentional thing," he adds. "It's just...we sat down in a room and those are the songs that came out of us."

Whether it was pop or any other style or music, Quinn only knew that Gossip had to be different.

"I think that it's important to be an artist and to break through that box and to inspire other people to do the same thing, otherwise, what's the point of doing it?" Quinn says.

"I mean, we could do the same record over and over and over again, but it's not really fun, you know?" he laughs.

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ABC/Randy HolmesWhen Linkin Park announced their upcoming memorial show for Chester Bennington, the band said  they'd be joined by special guests during the concert. Now, a number of those guests have been revealed.

Among those joining Linkin Park at the show are Blink-182, M. Shadows and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn's Jonathan Davis, and System of a Down's Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan.

The guest list also features Bring Me the Horizon's Oli Sykes and Yellowcard's Ryan Key, plus rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who was scheduled to open for Linkin Park on their summer tour, and pop singer Kiiara, who sang on Linkin Park's recent single, "Heavy."

Blink-182 was also scheduled to play two special shows with Linkin Park -- dubbed Blinkin Park -- in August.

The memorial concert will be held October 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 22 via LinkinPark.com.

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In honor of our friend #ChesterBennington, we're excited to announce we'll be performing w/ @LinkinPark October 27. https://t.co/JlX3KahA5E pic.twitter.com/32vT3rqsEz

— blink-182 (@blink182) September 21, 2017

 

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Warner Bros/Parlophone RecordsTo say that the music industry has gone through some changes is certainly an understatement, and those changes have had some unexpected consequences. For example, Liam Gallagher now has to make his own tea, because people don't buy albums anymore.

In a typically profane and tongue-in-cheek video captured by BBC Three, the former Oasis frontman laments how plummeting album sales have severely cut into his tea employee budget.

"Now in the '90s I got someone else to f*****g [make my tea], but now I can't, f*****g money is tight, too tight to mention, gotta do it yourself, haven't ya?" Gallagher says. "No one buys records these days...these f*****g little smarta***s download f*****g tunes for [nothing]."

"They wonder why there's no real rock n' roll stars around," he adds, while continuing to stir his tea. "'Cause this is the s*** you've got us doing. F****rs"

Perhaps Gallagher will delve deeper into his tea thoughts on his forthcoming debut solo album, As You Were, which will be released October 6.

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RhinoThe upcoming reissue of Stone Temple Pilots' 1992 debut album, Core, will feature the previously unreleased song titled "Only Dying." Ahead of the collection's arrival next week, you can listen to the track now via RollingStone.com.

"That song was a little bit of a different direction for us," bassist Robert DeLeo tells Rolling Stone. "It was based more off jazz-type chordings. As a songwriter, I wanted to spark people into different directions."

"I remember [frontman] Scott [Weiland] really wanted to redo the song and quite honestly, the guitar tone we chose on that...I don't know what I was thinking," guitarist Dean DeLeo adds. "Maybe I was listening to too much [The Cure's] Robert Smith or something. It's a song where I don't think we reached our full potential as songwriters quite yet. But honestly, it really is a beautiful song."

STP originally wrote "Only Dying" for the soundtrack to the 1994 film The Crow, but they decided the song wouldn't be appropriate after star Brandon Lee was accidentally killed on set. The band ended up recording the song "Big Empty" instead, which was also used as the lead single for STP's 1994 sophomore album, Purple.

"It was a bit more fitting," drummer Eric Kretz says. "It's just a different vibe than what we were feeling at the time."

The Core reissue will arrive on September 29 -- 25 years to the day after the album was originally released.

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Courtesy of A Concert for Charlottesville and partnersThis weekend's A Concert for Charlottesville benefit show will stream live online. To tune in, visit MusicandUnity.tumblr.com at 5:55 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 24.

The concert will be hosted by Charlottesville natives Dave Matthews Band, and will feature performances from Cage the Elephant, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, The Roots, and country singer Chris Stapleton.

A Concert for Charlottesville will promote "music and unity" in response to the violence that occurred in the Virginia city during a white nationalist rally in August. The event is free to residents of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia community.

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Terence Patrick/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights ReservedFoo Fighters hitched a ride with James Corden for Wednesday night's installment of "Carpool Karaoke" on The Late Late Show. Frontman Dave Grohl and bass player Nate Mendel explained how their first meeting with each other also involved a karaoke machine .

After singing the band's "All My Life" and "Best of You," Grohl and Mendel recalled the day they decided to form a band.

"The first time we jammed I was playing through a karaoke machine in your living room," says Nate. "Were you really?" Dave asked, before spotting the coincidence and yelling, "Full circle!"

"Learn to Fly" was the next song, followed by Grohl's gory recollection of the concert in Sweden during which he took a tumble off the stage, breaking his leg in two places.

"They're like, 'Your ankle's dislocated, we must put it back in right now,'" Grohl said in a mock Swedish accent.

"[They] put gauze in my mouth [and said] 'just bite on this,'" he recalled, imitating the horrifying sound his ankle made as it was being twisted into place.

"But my leg was broken too," he continues. "I'm like, 'Can I finish the show?' And this guy holding my ankle, he's like, 'Well, I have to hold your ankle in place.' And so, I was like, 'You've got to come up on stage.'"

Adds Grohl, "That was the best show we ever had."

After singing "The Sky Is a Neighborhood," from Foo Fighters' ninth and latest studio album, Concrete and Glass, the carpoolers slipped into a local Guitar Center, where Corden "auditioned" for the band -- first on the drums, then by taking lead vocals on Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." Rick joined the group on stage for that song at their concert in London earlier this month.

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Strawberry-Blank Assassin Billy Corgan's forthcoming solo album Ogilala will soundtrack a silent film co-directed by the Smashing Pumpkins frontman. The film is titled Pillbox, and you can watch its trailer now on YouTube.

"I thought it was a different approach to listening to an album, to watch it in essence with a related, albeit non-linear, silent movie," the musician, who's going by the name William Patrick Corgan nowadays, says of Pillbox.

"Art is art," Corgan continues. "And together the two pieces create a work unto itself."

Screenings of Pillbox will be held October 5 in London, October 9 in Los Angeles, October 11 in Chicago and October 12 in New York City. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 22 via Ogilala.com.

Ogilala, produced by Rick Rubin, will be released October 13.

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Blackened RecordingsMetallica's upcoming Master of Puppets deluxe reissue includes a host of live tracks recorded during the band's tour in support of the iconic album. One of those recordings is a performance of the Ride the Lightning track "For Whom the Bell Tolls," live in Hampton, Virginia on August 3, 1986, which you can listen to now via NME.com.

The Hampton show was Metallica's last stop on Ozzy Osbourne's Ultimate Sin tour. During the "For Whom the Bell Tolls" performance, Kirk Hammett's guitar tech John Marshall played rhythm guitar because James Hetfield had broken his arm earlier that summer.

In addition to the actual performance, the recording captures Hetfield's pre-song banter, during which he introduces Marshall and encourages the crowd to cheer for bassist Cliff Burton. That part is especially heavy, given that Burton died just over a month later in a freak bus accident.

The Master of Puppets reissue will be released November 10.

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ABC/Randy HolmesProphets of Rage has premiered the video for their song "Hail to the Chief," a track from the rap-rock supergroup's self-titled debut album. The politically-charged clip is streaming now on YouTube.

As one might expect, the video is not kind to Donald Trump, showing Photoshopped pictures of the president giving the Nazi salute. But the real target is Vice President Mike Pence, who's portrayed as the shadowy puppetmaster behind the Trump administration.

The Prophets of Rage album, which features the single "Living on the 110," is out now. The band will hit a number of festivals this fall, including Louder than Life, Voodoo and Ozzfest, before heading to Europe in November.

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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica's classic "One" is known as an anti-war song, but it soundtracks a whole lot of violence in the new trailer for The Punisher, the next Netflix Marvel series.

The Punisher follows former elite soldier Frank Castle, who uses his skills to mercilessly hunt down criminals of every stripe after his family is murdered. Jon Bernthal plays the eponymous anti-hero, who's in full force in the new trailer.

"One" appears on Metallica's 1988 album ...And Justice for All. The trailer also features what we're going to assume is a reference to Metallica's debut album, when the Punisher declares he's going to "kill 'em all."

The Punisher is set to debut on Netflix sometime this year.

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Bob Berg/Getty ImagesNew Order and former bassist Peter Hook have settled their long-running lawsuit, which concerned disputes over royalties and the use of the New Order and Joy Division names.

"New Order announce that today, a full and final settlement has been reached in the long running disputes with their former bassist Peter Hook," the band says in a statement.

"The disputes were based upon Hook's use of various New Order and Joy Division assets on merchandising and in the promotion of shows by his new band, and the amount of money he receives from the use of the name New Order by his former colleagues since 2011," the statement continues. "The Joy Division and New Order names mean a great deal to so many of the fans, and the band felt it important to protect the legacy."

New Order was formed by Joy Division members Hook, Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris in 1980 following the death of vocalist Ian Curtis. After breaking up for the second time in 2007, New Order reformed in 2011 without Hook.

"With these issues now dealt with, Bernard, Stephen and [keyboardist] Gillian [Gilbert] can continue to do what they do best, make music and perform live," New Order's statement concludes.

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ABC/Travis BellAs one of the biggest bands on the planet, Foo Fighters have come in contact with royalty on several occasions. For example, both Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins have met England's Prince Harry, although they had very different experiences.

As Grohl tells BBC Breakfast, Harry was one of the first people to visit him after his surgery to repair his broken leg in 2015. Not only that, the Prince brought gifts.

"He brought me this little pillow to my iPad on while I was in recovery," Grohl says. "He is the sweetest. I owe you a text, Harry."

Harry also helped Hawkins recover from an ailment, albeit in a much less gentler way. Hawkins met the Prince backstage right before Foo Fighters were about to play a show, and the drummer was feeling the effects of jet lag.

"We were getting ready to walk on stage, and I was tired and so jet-lagged," Hawkins remembers. So what did Harry do? Slap him, of course.

"I was like 'what was that?'" Hawkins says. "It was great, it was funny."

"I wore that slap with pride," he adds.

In related Foo Fighters-in-the-U.K. news, the band headlined London's O2 Arena Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the show was marred by a bit of controversy -- the BBC reports that hundreds of fans were turned away from the venue because they bought tickets from secondary markets.

In a joint statement, Foo Fighters, the O2 and promoter SJM say they are "frustrated and saddened that despite their best efforts, tickets for last night's show at the O2 fell into the hands of unscrupulous secondary ticket agencies."

"Unfortunately, this meant a small number of fans purchasing bogus tickets from these unscrupulous outlets did not get into the sold out show," the statement reads.

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EXCLUSIVE: The moment Prince Harry met the Foo Fighters. The band tell Breakfast how their friendship with the Prince began with a bang. pic.twitter.com/SH57YZcf55

— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) September 20, 2017

 

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Loma Vista RecordingsMarilyn Manson has premiered another track from his forthcoming album, Heaven Upside Down, a glam-esque stomper titled "KILL4ME." You can download the song now via digital platforms.

"KILL4ME" is the second Heaven Upside Down track Manson has shared, following the profane first single, "We Know Where You F****** Live." The album will arrive in full on October 6.

Manson will kick off a headlining tour in support of Heaven Upside Down September 27 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Courtesy Day for NightNine Inch Nails and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke will headline the 2017 Day for Night festival, held December 15-17 in Houston, Texas.

The lineup also includes Phantogram, The xx's Jaime xx, St. Vincent and Solange. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit DayforNight.io.

A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the Greater Houston Community Foundation in support of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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ABC/Randy HolmesAFI frontman Davey Havok has been named one of the Hottest Vegetarian Celebrities by peta2, animal rights organization PETA's youth division. The musician shares the title with Riverdale actress Madelaine Petsch.

Havok beat out a list of nominees that included Blink-182's Travis Barker, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein of the Misfits, and Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA.

Last year, Havok starred in a video for PETA, protesting the leather industry. He's also earned the Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity title multiple times.

Along with his animal rights work, Havok and AFI have spent much of their 2017 on tour in support of their new album, AFI (The Blood Album). He also teamed up with No Doubt's Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young to release their debut album as Dreamcar.

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