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2017-06-28

I Wanna Ethically Treat Your Dog: Iggy Pop saves animals in animated PETA video

Iggy Pop stars in a new campaign video from animals rights organization PETA. Soundtracked by the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song "Breathless," the clip finds Pop's dog daydreaming about the Godfather of Punk as an animated, animal-saving superhero who helps foxes avoid traps, turtles cross the road and dolphins escape from fishing nets. "Nick Cave and Iggy Pop have left PETA breathless with this sweet video," says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in a statement. "If everyone acted like the people our dogs think we are and depend on us to be, the world would be a far kinder…

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Brandon Flowers has many bad days in The Killers' "The Man" video

The Killers have premiered the video for "The Man," the lead single from the band's forthcoming new album, Wonderful Wonderful. You can watch the clip now on YouTube. In the video, frontman Brandon Flowers plays a variety of characters -- each of which fancies himself as "The Man" -- who then receive a dose of a reality: a gambler loses everything he has, a lounge singer loses the crowd, and a stuntman faces his failed career. Wonderful Wonderful, The Killers' fifth studio album, is due out this year. The band will playing a number of U.S. festivals this year, including…

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Chris Cornell's widow opens up about late husband's death: "This was not a depressed man"

Chris Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell discusses her late husband's death in her first interview since the Soundgarden frontman was found dead in a Detroit hotel room the early morning of May 18. "My Chris was happy, loving, caring and warm," Vicky tells People. "This was not a depressed man -- it wasn't like I missed that. What I missed were the signs of addiction." Cornell's cause of death was officially ruled suicide by hanging. A toxicology report revealed that he had a number of prescription drugs in his system, though it stated that those drugs "did not contribute to the…

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Foo Fighters to headline O2 Arena in honor of London venue's 10th anniversary

Foo Fighters will headline London's O2 Arena on September 19 to celebrate the famed venue's 10th anniversary. The Foos made the announcement in a video featuring frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins lying in bed together, reminiscing about the last time they played the O2 Arena back in 2007. "Brian May and Roger Taylor got up and played [Queen's] '39' with us," Hawkins recalls. "And I did the lead vocal and I s*** the bed." Grohl then motions to the bed. If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, visit FooFighters.com for ticket info. Foo Fighters' new album…

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Afghan Whigs guitarist Dave Rosser dead at 50

Afghan Whigs guitarist Dave Rosser has died. He was 50 years old. The band announced the sad news Wednesday in a Facebook post. "It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, brother and inspiration," the post reads. "Dave Rosser passed away peacefully last evening surrounded by love. Thank you to all who kept him in their hearts. He is forever in ours." Rosser joined Afghan Whigs in 2014, and played on both of the band's post-reunion albums: 2014's Do to the Beast and this year's In Spades. In 2016, Rosser was diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer.…

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Report: Nikki Sixx eyed as possible "American Idol" judge

Now that Nikki Sixx is "unofficially retired" from touring, the Motley Crue and Sixx:A.M. bassist now has more time to explore other projects -- like, for example, being a judge on a rebooted TV singing competition. According to TMZ, producers for ABC's reboot of American Idol are eyeing Sixx to be a judge on the show when it returns. Pop star Katy Perry has already signed on as a judge, and producers are reportedly pursuing Lionel Richie as well. It's worth noting that during American Idol season 8, Carrie Underwood's version of Crue's "Home Sweet Home" was used as the…

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U2's next album, "Songs of Experience," is "pretty much done," says bassist

U2 put its long-in-the-works studio album Songs of Experience on hold to mount a world tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of its classic 1987 album The Joshua Tree, but bassist Adam Clayton maintains the record will finally get its release once the band wraps up the trek. "We're pretty much done on it," Clayton told members of the media Monday night in New York City on the red carpet of the MusiCares gala at which he was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award. "We just want to get this tour out of the way and then we'll figure out…

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Jim Root's departure from Stone Sour was a "difficult time," says Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor has opened up about Jim Root's departure from Stone Sour. Root revealed he wasn't in the band anymore in 2014, saying that it was "not my decision" and he was "not happy about it." "It was a difficult time for me, largely because everybody blamed me," Taylor tells Metal Hammer. Taylor and Root, of course, are also band mates in Slipknot, which made Root leaving Stone Sour even more complicated. "Obviously being on the road with Jim in Slipknot was tight sometimes," says Taylor. "But I feel like we were able to put a lot of that aside because…

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2017-06-27

Breaking Benjamin single "I Will Not Bow" certified double platinum

Breaking Benjamin's 2009 single "I Will Not Bow" has been certified double platinum by the RIAA for moving two million units. It's the band's second song to achieve that feat, following their 2006 single "The Diary of Jane." "I Will Not Bow" was the lead single from Breaking Benjamin's 2009 album Dear Agony. After that album was released, the band went on hiatus before frontman Benjamin Burnley reformed the group in 2014 with all new members. Breaking Benjamin released their first post-hiatus album, Dark Before Dawn, in 2015. Two other Breaking Benjamin songs have been certified platinum: 2004's "So Cold" and…

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Pierce the Veil reissuing debut album "A Flair for the Dramatic" on vinyl in honor of its 10th anniversary

Pierce the Veil are reissuing their 2007 debut album A Flair for the Dramatic on vinyl to celebrate its 10th anniversary. You can pre-order the record now via Pierce the Veil's webstore. The 10th anniversary edition of A Flair for the Dramatic boasts brand new artwork, along with a photo book featuring a foreword from frontman Vic Fuentes. The record also includes a download card giving you access to three previously unreleased demos. This fall, Pierce the Veil will hit the road alongside Rise Against in continued support of their latest album, Misadventures, which features the single "Circles." Copyright ©…

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Ozzy Osbourne's 10 favorite metal albums include Alice in Chains, Motorhead & Megadeth

After getting input from Lars Ulrich and Rob Halford, Rolling Stone has turned to Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness himself, to share his personal 10 favorite metal albums. His picks include Alice in Chains' Facelift, Motorhead's Ace of Spades, and Megadeth's Rust in Peace. Writing about Facelift, Osbourne calls the album an "amazing debut." "'Man in the Box' is a classic," says Ozzy. "Layne Staley was a lovely guy. It's such a shame that he couldn't overcome his demons." As for Ace of Spades, Ozzy says the title track is to Motorhead what "Paranoid" was to Black Sabbath. "It's…

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Muse schedules Central Park benefit show to support the homeless

Muse has announced a headlining show at SummerStage in New York City's Central Park. The concert will raise money for The Coalition for the Homeless. As the show will be outdoors and on a smaller stage than usual, Muse will take a more stripped-down approach, performing without their usual, over-the-top production. Members of Muse's fan club will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Wednesday, June 28. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 30. Visit Muse.mu for ticket info. Muse recently wrapped up the first leg of their tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars. The…

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