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Switchfoot has announced a new album called Interrobang. The 12th studio effort from the "Meant to Live" rockers will arrive August 20.

"More than ever, we want our music to be a bridge, reaching out with melody and lyrics to sing an honest song for anyone who's got ears to hear," says frontman Jon Foreman.

"Interrobang is an album that celebrates the journey, even when the arrival is unsure," he explains. "Interrobang is the sound of joy and pain, faith and doubt against the backdrop of the strangest, most difficult year we've ever experienced."

Along with the album announcement, Switchfoot has dropped a new song called "Fluorescent," which you can download now via digital outlets. It's the second Interrobang cut to be released, following single "I Need You (To Be Wrong)."

Interrobang is the follow-up to 2019's Native Tongue. Switchfoot also released a covers EP in 2020.

Here's the Interrobang track list:

"Beloved"
"Lost 'Cause"
"Fluorescent"
"If I Were You"
"The Bones of Us"
"Splinter"
"I Need You (To Be Wrong)"
"The Hard Way"
"Wolves"
"Backwards in Time"
"Electricity"

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"Pork and Beans" meets "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs" on the soundtrack for the new movie, The Space Between.

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo wrote music for the film, which stars Frasier Crane himself, Kelsey Grammer, as an eccentric, aging rock star. The soundtrack, which is available now via digital outlets, finds Grammer performing songs that Cuomo composed, as well as several demo recordings of Cuomo singing them himself.

You'll also find a track called "Come with Me," which Cuomo performs alongside AWOLNATION.

The Space Between is out now digitally and on-demand.

Weezer, meanwhile, has released two albums this year: OK Human and Van Weezer. They plan to embark on the Hella Mega tour alongside Green Day and Fall Out Boy this summer.

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Foo Fighters have shared a statement mourning the death of Andy Pollard, the band's stage manager for 12 years.

"We are shocked and devastated by this loss," the Foos write of Pollard, who passed away Friday morning. "We can't imagine being onstage without Andy there by our side."

"He was not only a key member of our team but a dear friend and wonderful father," they add. "Our hearts go out to his partner Sophie Peacock, their children Arlo and Ren, and his family and loved ones."

In honor of Pollard, Foo Fighters are dedicating their upcoming show at New York City's Madison Square Garden this Sunday to his memory.

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The full version of Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker's cover of "A Girl Like You" has finally arrived.

Snippets of the pair's moody version of the '90s Edwyn Collins were included in a trailer for the new streaming series Paradise City. Now, you can enjoy it in its uninterrupted glory via digital outlets.

Paradise City stars Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Asking Alexandria's Ben Bruce and Sleeping with Sirens' Kellin Quinn, among many others from the rock world. It's streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.

MGK and Barker, of course, have collaborated many times before -- the Blink-182 drummer executive produced the "Bloody Valentine" rocker's new album, Tickets to My Downfall. More recently, the duo teamed up on Kelly's new song "Love Race," which also features Quinn.

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If anyone can relate to Billie Eilish’s rise to stardom as a young teen, it’s Lorde. The 24-year-old “Solar Power” singer opened up about their similar experiences in an interview with BBC Radio.

“We have sent just a few little messages back in the day when she was very young. She’s so, so sweet,” Lorde says. “There’s only a handful of people who understand what that’s like, to be a teenager and have that level of scrutiny on your body and your brain.”

Lorde adds that the two also have a similar support system, which she feels is key to managing sudden success when you’re that young.

“Obviously she’s pretty close with her family, as am I, which I think is really helpful at that age when your world is changing,” she says. “Yeah, I mean the music is awesome. She’s just doing such a good job.”

Both stars have new music on the way. Billie’s gearing up to release her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, on July 30. Lorde just released her new single, “Solar Power,” with an album to follow later this year.

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Foo Fighters played their first full, in-person concert since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California, earlier this week. And, apparently, they did it for free.

"I got the Foo Fighters' contract and it said, 'Compensation: $0,'" Canyon owner Lance Sterling writes in an essay for Billboard. "They didn't want any money. They let me keep everything. I saved the contract. I'm going to frame it."

Sterling adds that the Foos insisted that the tickets be sold for just $26, presumably a nod to the band celebrating their 26th anniversary this year.

"It cost the band between $30,000 to $50,000 to throw that event," he says.

Also in the piece, Sterling addresses the anti-vaccination demonstrators outside the venue who were protesting the show's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for entry.

"I fully believe it is their right to protest," Sterling says. "It's silly because I don't make up the rules. I enforce the rules that are given to me."

"If [the health department] told me I had to dress up in a pink tutu with a thong to open up, I would be dressed up in a pink tutu and a thong," he adds. "I need to be open, and I need to get my life back to normal and start paying off this $11 million debt."

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Modest Mouse has shared another preview off the band's upcoming album, The Golden Casket.

The latest track is titled "The Sun Hasn't Left," and is available now for digital download.

"The Sun Hasn't Left" is the third Golden Casket cut to be released, following lead single "We Are Between" and the song "Leave a Light On." The whole album arrives next Friday, June 25.

Modest Mouse will launch a U.S. tour in support of The Golden Casket in July. The trek will stretch all the way into October, and will stop at festivals including Lollapalooza, Life Is Beautiful and Austin City Limits.

The Golden Casket is the first Modest Mouse album since 2015's Strangers to Ourselves, which spawned the singles "Lampshades on Fire" and "The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box."

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Apparently, there was at least one person in Beck's life who didn't think his album Odelay was "Where It's At."

Speaking to Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music's Essential Albums, the "Loser" artist recalls a "famous producer" telling him he shouldn't release the future double-platinum record, which celebrates its 25th anniversary today.

"He said, 'If you release it, it'll be a huge mistake,'" Beck shares. "'You should not release this record. You should go back in and make a real album with real songs.'"

Beck says he remembers "being so deflated and I went home very discouraged and scared because I was 24 and I had virtually no money and I had just spent about $300,000 making this record." He adds, "I thought [I] would be paying it off, working in a minimum wage job for a decade. It was going to be a disaster. The whole thing was going to be a disaster." 

Of course, Odelay was anything but a disaster. The 1996 record earned a Grammy Album of the Year nomination, spawned the singles "Where It's At," "Devils Haircut" and "The New Pollution," and has become Beck's best-selling album.

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Machine Gun Kelly, Deftones and Bring Me the Horizon are among the nominees for the 2021 Heavy Music Awards, the U.K.'s celebration of the best in rock and metal.

All three artists will compete for the Best Album prize with their respective records Tickets to My Downfall, Ohms and Post Human: Survival Horror. Deftones are also nominated for Best International Band and Best Video for their song "Ohms," while Horizon is up for Best U.K. Band and Best Video for their Yungblud collaboration "Obey."

Other nominees include The Pretty Reckless, Corey Taylor, Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium and Lamb of God for Best International Band, and Architects' "Animals" for Best Video.

The 2021 Heavy Music Awards will take place September 2 in London. For the full list of nominees and to cast your vote, visit Vote.HeavyMusicAwards.com.

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Billie Eilish is setting the record straight on some misconceptions about her personal life.

In a new cover story with Rolling Stone, the 19-year-old tells the mag that even though she gave a glimpse into her dating life in her documentary The World’s a Little Blurry, the public doesn’t know the full story.

“I’ve been in two [relationships],” she says. “I’ve experienced a lot in what I have done. But I’ve never been in something really real and normal.”

While many assumed her song “Your Power” was about her ex Brandon Adams, who dated Billie when he was in his 20s and she was still a teen, Billie denies the song is about him specifically.

“Everybody needs to shut up,” she says, adding that the documentary, “was a microscopic, tiny, tiny little bit of that relationship. Nobody knows about any of that, at all. I just wish people could just stop and see things and not have to say things all the time.”

Billie, who broke up with Adams in 2019, says she’s spent the past two years learning to be alone with herself.

“I didn’t know how before,” she says, “which is ironic because I had never been in a relationship that allowed me to really exist with that person anyway. My emotion always is because of somebody else’s, and that had been such a big pain in the a**.”

As for what she hopes people will take away from her upcoming album, Happier Than Ever, she says, “I hope people break up with their boyfriends because of it. And I hope they don’t get taken advantage of.”

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If you head Foo Fighters' cover of the Bee Gees song "You Should Be Dancing" earlier this year and thought, "I wish there were more of these," then you're in luck.

Dave Grohl and company are dropping a new album called Hail Satin for Record Store Day on July 17. The record, which is being released under the name Dee Gees, includes covers of four Bee Gees songs -- "You Should Be Dancing," "Night Fever," "Tragedy" and "More Than a Woman" -- as well as a rendition of "Shadow Dancing," which was a hit for the trio's younger brother, Andy Gibb.

The flip side of the vinyl LP includes performances of five songs off the new Foos album Medicine at Midnight, recorded at the band's Studio 606.

"For optimal results, listen with exposed chest hair and little gold spoon necklace," a press release suggests. "If you know, you know…"

If you'd like to be dancing in person with Foo Fighters, the band will perform at New York City's Madison Square Garden this Sunday, June 20. It's the first full-capacity concert taking place at the famed arena since March 2020.

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Nirvana is prepping a 30th anniversary Nevermind reissue, according to Krist Novoselic.

The bassist revealed the news in an interview with Uncut magazine, though he's keeping most of the details about the package close to the vest.

"We're still putting it together," Novoselic said. "What's on it? You'll see, I don't want to spoil the surprise!"

"The anniversary is really for the fans and what the album means to them," he added. "If it helps people make some sense of the world, that's great. You have to figure it out for yourself, though."

Nevermind was released September 24, 1991. In addition to making global superstars out of Kurt Cobain and company, the RIAA Diamond-certified record is credited for launching the grunge movement of the early '90s.

A 20th anniversary edition of Nevermind was released in 2011.

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A new Damon Albarn solo album is in the works.

That news was revealed in an announcement that the Blur and Gorillaz frontman has signed a new deal with the label Transgressive Records.

"Albarn has recently put the finishing touches to his much-anticipated, second solo album, full details for which will be released soon," a press release reads.

Albarn released his debut solo album, Everyday Robots, in 2014 with the label Parlophone.

As for all Albarn's many other projects, Gorillaz released a new record called Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez last October, marking the cartoon band's third album in four years. Blur's most recent album is their 2015 comeback effort The Magic Whip.

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Brie Larson may be better known for her acting abilities, but fans who watched her star as Envy Adams in the 2010 movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World know she also has a serious set of pipes.

Brie's character, Envy, was the lead singer of the fictional band The Clash at Demonhead.

It is because of that movie the 31-year-old actress has now re-appeared on several Billboard charts.  "Black Sheep," the Metric song she sings in the cult classic comedy, has emerged on three listings -- the Rock Digital Song Sales, Alternative Digital Song Sales and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs charts.

"Black Sheep," featuring Brie's vocals, has sold 2,000 copies in the past week and was streamed a million times in the U.S., boosting the track to number seven on both the Rock and Alternative Songs chart, as well as number 34 on the Hot Rock & Alternative tracking.

The song regained new life after Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright announced an extended version of the movie's soundtrack, which is set for a July 9 release. 

To tease the upcoming album, Brie's version of the song was released June 4; her voice was substituted for Metric singer Emily Haines' in the original soundtrack.

"Black Sheep" also marks Metric's first top-10 charting hit on the Rock and Alternative Digital Song Sales charts.

This marks the second time the Oscar-winning actress appeared on the Billboard charts. Her 2005 debut single, "She Said," went to number 31 on the Hot Singles Sales chart.  She was 15 at the time of her debut LP, Finally Out of P.E., was released.

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Foo Fighters are finally performing live again, but a recent concert for fully vaccinated fans only has been met with protests.

Billboard reports that the 11-time Grammy winning band performed at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, which required its 600 attendees to show proof of vaccination for the Tuesday show.

The mandate caused a crowd of protestors to show up at the venue, where they waved signs that equated the rule to Nazism and accused the band of promoting segregation, according to photos.

"No vaccine passports! Only Nazis ask for your papers," one sign read while another remarked, "Foo Fighters fight to bring segregation back."

The protest was also allegedly attended by NYPD Blue star Ricky Schroder, who was photographed standing among those waving signs.

Lance Sterling, who owns Canyon Club, was unbothered by the protest and told the publication, "They're exercising their right to protest and we're exercising our right to be here."

Meanwhile, the Dave Grohl-fronted band hasn't remarked on the protest, but did thank the club for hosting them.

"Thank you @canyonagoura!!! It was hot and loud...and we can't wait to do it again," the band said Wednesday on Instagram and uploaded several photos of the intimate performance. 

The band's next show will be Sunday at New York City's Madison Square Garden, which is sold out.  The performance will mark the venue's first concert since the COVID-19 pandemic shut it down in March 2020. The concert will also kick off the Foos' 26th anniversary tour.

For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit FooFighters.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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