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Nothing More notches second #1 single on 'Billboard's' Mainstream Rock Airplay

Nothing More notches second #1 single on 'Billboard's' Mainstream Rock Airplay

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Nothing More has scored one more Billboard #1 hit.

The band's song "IF IT DOESN'T HURT," the lead single off their upcoming CARNAL album, has reached the top spot on the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart. It's the second Nothing More tune to achieve that feat, following "Go to War" in 2017.

CARNAL, the follow-up to 2022's Spirits, drops June 28.

Nothing More will launch a U.S. headlining tour in August. They'll also be playing shows with Godsmack throughout the summer and fall.

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Mötley Crüe launches charity sweepstakes to meet the band

Mötley Crüe launches charity sweepstakes to meet the band

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Mötley Crüe is giving fans a chance to meet them in person and it’s all for a good cause.

The rockers just announced a new Fandiem sweepstakes in which the winner and their guest will get what is described as a “once-in-a-lifetime Mötley Crüe experience.”

The prize package includes roundtrip travel to Hollywood, Florida, and a two-night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, as well as tickets to their Sept. 26 show, a merch package, and a chance to meet and take a photo with the band. 

To enter, fans simply have to donate as little as $10, with proceeds from the sweepstakes going to USA Skateboarding & Adaptive Action Sports, which “supports the growth and accessibility of skateboarding across the country.”

More info can be found at fandiem.com.

Mötley Crüe is currently on a North American tour and plays a show at Milwaukee's Summerfest on Friday. A complete list of dates can be found at motley.com.


 

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Twenty One Pilots debuts

Twenty One Pilots debuts "Paladin Strait" video

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Twenty One Pilots has debuted the video for "Paladin Strait," a track off the band's new album, Clancy.

As previously reported, the "Stressed Out" duo filmed visuals for every song off of Clancy. However, when the album dropped in May, the clip accompanying "Paladin Strait" was labeled an "official placeholder" and featured just a continuous shot of frontman Tyler Joseph sitting on a cliff.

The official "Paladin Strait" video has now arrived and presents an epic battle scene led by our heroes, played by Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, against an army of zombies. In between, Joseph sneaks off to confront the evil rulers of the city of Dema, all of which relates to the concept of Clancy and the previous Twenty One Pilots albums.

You can watch the "Paladin Strait" video on YouTube.

Twenty One Pilots will launch a U.S. tour in support of Clancy in August.

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Lamb of God's Art Cruz brings the lightning to Imagine Dragons'

Lamb of God's Art Cruz brings the lightning to Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" in latest Drumeo video

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Lamb of God drummer Art Cruz puts his spin on Imagine Dragons in the latest video from Drumeo.

As with the YouTube channel's previous installments, Cruz is presented with a drumless version of a song he's never heard before and is tasked with coming up with his own drum part. For Cruz, Drumeo selected the ID megahit "Thunder."

Cruz's rendition of "Thunder" is just as heavy as what you might expect from someone who mans the kit in Lamb of God — he even broke a crash cymbal while giving his first take.

Previous Drumeo videos include Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers playing Thirty Seconds to Mars' "The Kill" and Megadeth's Dirk Verbeuren playing Paramore's "Misery Business" after hearing them for the first time.

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Blink-182 premieres new song on first show of US tour

Blink-182 premieres new song on first show of US tour

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Blink-182 premiered an unreleased new song during the first show of their 2024 U.S. tour Thursday in Orlando, Florida.

"We're gonna play a f****** brand new song that nobody has ever heard before," bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus told the crowd. "Not even management, not our f****** agent, not f****** anybody. We just wrote this song, we're gonna play it tonight."

Fan-shot footage of the performance is streaming now on YouTube.

Blink's tour supports their 2023 comeback album, ONE MORE TIME..., which marked their first record with Tom DeLonge back in the band in over 10 years.

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Ice Nine Kills' Spencer Charnas guests on new Funeral Portrait song,

Ice Nine Kills' Spencer Charnas guests on new Funeral Portrait song, "Suffocate City"

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Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas guests on a new song called "Suffocate City" by the band The Funeral Portrait.

"Thrilled to team up with our good friends The Funeral Portrait on their track 'Suffocate City,'" Charnas says. "We had a killer time working with them on the song and the accompanying music video."

You can listen to "Suffocate City" now via digital outlets, and watch said video, which takes place at an emo prom, streaming now on YouTube.

The Funeral Portrait has previously collaborated with The Used frontman Bert McCracken. In August, they'll be touring the U.S. alongside Five Finger Death Punch and Marilyn Manson.

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Foo Fighters jam with Taylor Hawkins' son Shane during London show

Foo Fighters jam with Taylor Hawkins' son Shane during London show

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Foo Fighters reunited with Shane Hawkins, the son of late drummer Taylor Hawkins, during their concert in London on Thursday.

Shane took up his father's role as he got behind the kit for a rendition of the song "I'll Stick Around," a cut off the 1995 self-titled debut Foos record.

You can check out footage of performance posted to the Foos' Instagram Story.

Shane, of course, previously played with Foos during the 2022 tribute concerts to Taylor in London and Los Angeles, including for a particularly memorable version of the song "My Hero" at the London show.

Taylor Hawkins passed away in March 2022. Foo Fighters announced their new drummer, Josh Freese, in 2023, and released the new album But Here We Are.

The Foos are currently in the U.K. in continued support of But Here We Are. They'll launch a U.S. stadium tour in July.

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Ghost shares new song,

Ghost shares new song, "The Future Is a Foreign Land"

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Ghost has debuted a new single called "The Future Is a Foreign Land."

The track is included on the soundtrack to the Swedish band's new Rite Here Rite Now concert film. You can listen to it now via digital outlets.

Rite Here Rite Now combines footage from Ghost's 2023 concerts in Los Angeles with a narrative continuing the group's long-running mythology. It premiered in theaters Thursday; additional screenings take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

For the full list of screenings, visit RiteHereRiteNow.com.

The Rite Here Rite Now soundtrack will be released July 26.

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Green Day offering Saviors tour guitars through Monster Energy Gear Program

Green Day offering Saviors tour guitars through Monster Energy Gear Program

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Green Day is offering a pair of signed Gibson Les Paul guitars through the Monster Energy Gear Program.

Both instruments are autographed by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, and feature artwork inspired by their ongoing Saviors world tour. The trio has also contributed 50 drumheads featuring their laser-etched signatures. 

To take part in the Monster Energy Gear Program, you need to purchase a Monster Energy product and upload a photo of your receipt at Monstergear.monsterenergy.com. That earns you "points" that you can use toward redeeming exclusive gear.

The Green Day guitars are available for 1,000 points, while the drumheads go for 750. The sale begins Friday.

The Saviors tour supports Green Day's new album, Saviors, and also celebrates the 30th and 20th anniversaries of Dookie and American Idiot. It comes to the U.S. in July.

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Green Day selling Saviors tour guitars through Monster Energy Gear Program

Green Day selling Saviors tour guitars through Monster Energy Gear Program

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Green Day is selling a pair of signed Gibson Les Paul guitars through the Monster Energy Gear Program.

Both instruments are autographed by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, and feature artwork inspired by their ongoing Saviors world tour. The trio has also contributed 50 drumheads featuring their laser-etched signatures. 

To take part in the Monster Energy Gear Program, you need to purchase a Monster Energy product and upload a photo of your receipt at Monstergear.monsterenergy.com. That earns you "points" that you can use toward redeeming exclusive gear.

The Green Day guitars are available for 1,000 points, while the drumheads go for 750. The sale begins Friday.

The Saviors tour supports Green Day's new album, Saviors, and also celebrates the 30th and 20th anniversaries of Dookie and American Idiot. It comes to the U.S. in July.

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Green Day, QotSA headlining 2024 Corona Capital festival

Green Day, QotSA headlining 2024 Corona Capital festival

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Green Day and Queens of the Stone Age are among the headliners for Mexico's 2024 Corona Capital festival, taking place Nov. 15-17 in Mexico City.

The bill also includes Cage the Elephant, Beck, Iggy Pop, The Mars Volta, Clairo, The Beaches, New Order, Black Pumas, St. Vincent, Empire of the Sun, Kim Gordon and Nothing But Thieves.

Tickets go on sale June 25 at 2 p.m. local time.

For the full lineup and all ticket info, visit CoronaCapital.com.mx.

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'Nöthin But a Good Time' '80s hair metal docuseries set to premiere on Paramount+

'Nöthin But a Good Time' '80s hair metal docuseries set to premiere on Paramount+

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Paramount+ has announced a new docuseries called Nöthin But a Good Time: The Uncensored Story of '80s Hair Metal.

The three-part show features interviews with '80s metallers including Poison's Bret Michaels, Ratt's Stephen Pearcy, Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt, Skid Row's Dave "Snake'' Sabo and Headbangers Ball host Riki Rachtman. Additionally, Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Jackass' Steve-O will make appearances.

"This docuseries is a celebration of the most outrageous decade in rock 'n' roll," says director Jeff Tremaine, who also helmed the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt. "It's my love letter to the '80s."

Nöthin But a Good Time, which, of course, includes an umlaut in the title, is based on the 2021 book Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. A premiere date has yet to be announced.

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Ozzy Osbourne looks back on record-breaking California Jam festival

Ozzy Osbourne looks back on record-breaking California Jam festival

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In 1974, Black Sabbath played the California Jam festival alongside Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, which at the time set the record for the highest paid attendance at a rock festival. Now, 50 years later, Ozzy Osbourne is looking back at the event on the latest episode of his Madhouse Chronicles series.

As Ozzy explains, he and his Sabbath bandmates hadn't seen each other in several months ahead of the gig.

"We were in a f****** hotel room with no amp, and [guitarist] Tony [Iommi] is going through the set," Ozzy recalls of rehearsals. "I'm still trying to remember the f****** lyrics."

Ozzy also remembers getting to the show in helicopters, and seeing aircraft lower down pinball machines, which were apparently requested by members of ELP.

Cal Jam was attended by 250,000 paying fans — many thousands more reportedly crashed the gig without tickets. Parts of the festival also aired on ABC.

A second Cal Jam took place in 1978. In 2017, Foo Fighters resurrected the name for their own festival.

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Scott Weiland's widow maintains he didn't overdose:

Scott Weiland's widow maintains he didn't overdose: "His heart stopped"

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Scott Weiland's widow, Jamie Weiland, says that the late Stone Temple Pilots frontman did not die from an overdose.

Speaking with the Appetite for Distortion podcast, Jamie remarked, "When [Scott] died, everybody was kind of like, 'That's tragic, but, of course, he overdosed,' which he didn't f****** overdose ... he didn't."

"Because he had drugs in his system, the coroner had to rule it an overdose," Jamie continued. "But the truth is Scott died because the main artery in his left ventricle was 95% blocked. That came from 10 years of heroine use. That came from an entire adult life of chain-smoking. His heart stopped."

Following his passing in December 2015, it was ruled that Weiland died of an accidental mixed drug toxicity involving cocaine, alcohol and the drug MDA. The report also noted asthma, cardiovascular disease and Weiland's years of drug use as significant conditions.

"Did [Scott] have trace amounts of drugs in his system? He did," Jamie said. "Did I know he was using? No, I didn't, because he lied to me."

"That was not an overdose," she continued. "He was not using heroin, he did not overdose on drugs. His heart stopped because his heart had been through so much abuse. Because of prior drug use in his life, and smoking, and heavy drinking." 

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Avenged Sevenfold making plans for milestone 'City of Evil' & 'Nightmare' albums

Avenged Sevenfold making plans for milestone 'City of Evil' & 'Nightmare' albums

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Avenged Sevenfold is making plans to mark the milestone anniversaries of their albums City of Evil and Nightmare, which are turning 20 and 15 in 2025, respectively.

Speaking with NME, guitarist Zacky Vengeance shares, "I think those albums are really monumental and fans have grown with them. They've meant a certain thing to people at a certain place in their life, so I think it's important that we do something."

Vengeance notes that he doesn't want A7X to be a "nostalgia act" -- "I've always wanted to be as proud of whatever we put out today as I was when we put out those albums," he says -- but adds, "I'm totally cool with celebrating those albums because it was such a great place and time."

"Plus it's actually fun to relive and play those songs and get those reactions," Vengeance says. "To bank our entire career off past successes, we can’t do it, but we'll definitely do something to celebrate those albums though. For us, the most exciting thing about looking back is recalling where our heads were at when we were young and writing them. Remembering that they're part of who we are."

2005's City of Evil, A7X's third album, spawned the singles "Bat Country" and "Beast and the Harlot," while 2010's Nightmare, the band's fifth studio effort, scored a hit with the title track. Both records are certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Avenged Sevenfold's most recent album is 2023's Life Is But a Dream... .

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Pierce the Veil bassist recalls playing with blink-182 ahead of One More Time tour

Pierce the Veil bassist recalls playing with blink-182 ahead of One More Time tour

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Pierce the Veil is getting ready to share the stage with blink-182 many, many more times.

The "King for a Day" rockers are opening the upcoming U.S. leg of blink's One More Time tour, which begins Thursday in Orlando, Florida. As bassist Jaime Preciado tells ABC Audio, Pierce the Veil played with the "All the Small Things" outfit during a festival back when their 2016 song "Circles" was taking off.

"It was blink-182, Pierce the Veil, AFI, Jimmy Eat World," Preciado says. "You know, like, legacy bands, and we're just happy to be a part of it."

"We're like, 'We're just happy to be here!'" he laughs.

Playing with blink was especially meaningful for Preciado and his bandmates, as both groups originally hail from the San Diego area.

"To us, it's all about just kind of being in that company, and that feels really cool for us," Preciado says. 

Blink-182 will be supporting their 2023 comeback album, ONE MORE TIME..., which marks their first record with returning member Tom DeLonge in over 10 years.

 

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Tom Morello guests on new Jake Clemons song,

Tom Morello guests on new Jake Clemons song, "Born Like Me"

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Tom Morello guests on a new song called "Born Like Me" by Jake Clemons, saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

The track, which also features Americana artist Allison Russell, premieres Wednesday in commemoration of Juneteenth. 

"'Born Like Me' as both a song and a music video is one of my most deep reaching artistic efforts to date," Clemons, the nephew of late E Street Band legend Clarence Clemons, says.

"The song was written at a time when the turmoil of the unjust executions of our American brothers and sisters were being captured on camera and highlighted amongst a wide media backdrop," Jake continues. "A time when the realities of such painful discrepancies in our justice system were being brought into focus as voices crying for a stronger sense of humanity were ringing in the streets."

You can watch the "Born Like Me" video on YouTube.

Morello previously shared the stage with Jake when he played guitar in the E Street Band from 2012 to 2014.

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Bones UK details new album, 'Soft'

Bones UK details new album, 'Soft'

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Bones UK has announced a new album called Soft.

The sophomore effort from the "Pretty Waste" outfit — the follow-up to their 2019 self-titled debut — will arrive Sept. 13.

"It's everything you loved about the first record, turned up," says vocalist/guitarist Rosie Bones. "Keeping things scrappy, raw and real, with enough electronic beats to keep our industrial dance-heads happy and enough heartbreakers to keep our romantics listening."

You can listen to the single "Bikinis" now via digital outlets and watch its accompanying video on YouTube.

Soft also includes contributions from The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Schuman

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Axl Rose, Slash & more appear on new Michael Schenker album, 'My Years with UFO'

Axl Rose, Slash & more appear on new Michael Schenker album, 'My Years with UFO'

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Guns N' Roses members Axl Rose and Slash will appear on an upcoming album from Michael SchenkerMy Years with UFO.

As its title suggests, the record features the German guitarist revisiting his work with the band UFO and celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first tenure with the group in the '70s. It's due out Sept. 20.

You can listen to the first single, a reworked version of the song "Mother Mary" featuring Slash and former Skid Row vocalist Erik Grönwall, now via digital outlets.

Other guests on My Years with UFO include Twisted Sister's Dee Snider and Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover. Here's the track list:

"Natural Thing" feat. Dee Snider + Joel Hoekstra
"Only You Can Rock Me" feat. Joey Tempest + Roger Glover
"Doctor Doctor" feat. Joe Lynn Turner + Carmine Appice
"Mother Mary" feat. Slash + Erik Grönwall
"This Kids" feat. Biff Byford
"Love to Love" feat. Axl Rose
"Lights Out" feat. Jeff Scott Soto + John Norum
"Rock Bottom" feat. Kai Hansen
"Too Hot Too Handle" feat. Joe Lynn Turner, Adrian Vandenberg + Carmen Appice
"Let It Roll" feat. Michael Voss
"Shoot Shoot" feat. Stephen Pearcy

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Slightly Stoopid's Miles Doughty is

Slightly Stoopid's Miles Doughty is "proud" of Jakob Nowell fronting Sublime: "It's ... the right time"

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Count Slightly Stoopid frontman Miles Doughty among the fans of the reformed Sublime.

At the end of 2023, original members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh reunited alongside Jakob Nowell, son of late frontman Bradley Nowell. They performed at Coachella 2024 and have a number of festival sets lined up for the rest of the year.

"You can close your eyes and there's moments just where Jakob sounds so much like his dad," Doughty says.

And Doughty would know — before his passing in 1996, Bradley discovered Slightly Stoopid and signed them to his label, Skunk Records.

"We knew Brad," Doughty says. "We were able to do things with those guys back in the day when we were teenagers, and have been friends with their families since."

In hearing Jakob front Sublime, Doughty notes that he puts a "new twist" on Bradley's voice and playing.

"He doesn't sing it exactly like Brad did," Doughty says. "But what's cool is there's elements where [he does], and then he adds his own little taste to it, which is what he is as an artist."

"I'm proud of [Jakob]," he adds. "Those are big shoes to step into, but it's also the right time. I always told [Bradley's widow] Troy [Dendekker] if anyone was gonna do it, at some point in his life it should be Jakob. Those are his father's songs." 

Sublime will be performing at Slightly Stoopid's Closer to the Sun Mexico destination event in December. Their upcoming schedule also includes Riot Fest, Oceans Calling and the just announced Suwannee Hulaween.

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