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The Killers reunite with guitarist Dave Keuning in the studio

Guitarist Dave Keuning has apparently rejoined The Killers . At least, that's what it looks like in footage from a recent Killers' Instagram Live session. Keuning can be glimpsed several times in the footage, wearing a mask and safety goggles. Keuning's been on hiatus from The Killers since 2017;...
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Trapt drummer quits band over singer's political beliefs

Michael Smith , who's been the drummer for Trapt since 2018, has quit the band due to disagreements with the politics of lead singer Chris Taylor Brown . In an Instagram post over the weekend, Smith wrote, " After playing drums for Trapt for the past couple years, I have decided to step down from...
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3 Doors Down celebrating 20th anniversary of debut with three pay-per-view shows

3 Doors Down didn't get the chance to mark the 20th anniversary of their hit debut album The Better Life last year, so they're doing it now with three special pay-per-view performances . The performance series starts February 5th with the band performing The Better Life in its entirety, as well as...
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Stone Temple Pilots photographer says 'Tiny Music...' reissue is coming

Stone Temple Pilots are apparently preparing a 25th anniversary reissue of their 1996 album Tiny Music...Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop for release sometime this year. That's according to the band's photographer, John Eder , who wrote on Instagram , " I was looking through my archive of pics of...
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System of a Down to premiere new video after charity livestream this Saturday

System of a Down will do a charity livestream even this Saturday to raise money for wounded Armenian soldiers. The livestream will take place at 12 p.m. ET on SOAD's YouTube channel . All proceeds will go to provide prosthetic limbs, laser therapy and other treatments for soldiers in the Defense...
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Deftones launch new 'Ohms'-inspired pale ale

Deftones ' partnership with San Diego-based Belching Beaver Brewery is continuing with the launch of a brand-new signature beer. Ohms Pale Ale , named after the band's latest album, will be available February 1 in 16 oz. 4-packs for a limited time in select cities. According to a press release...
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Report: Travis Barker's dating Kourtney Kardashian

Which all his various recording projects, it's hard to believe Travis Barker has time for romance, but apparently, he's been dating none other than Kourtney Kardashian for a few months. E! News reports that the Blink-182 drummer and the reality star have been friends for years, but have taken their...
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Chester Bennington's widow splits from new husband

Talinda Bennington , the widow of Linkin Park 's Chester Bennington , has split from her new husband Michael Friedman , whom she married January 4, 2002 in Hawaii. On Twitter, she wrote , "I am ready to announce that Michael and I have decided to move forward with our lives as friends. Divorce is...
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Royal Blood's Mike Kerr gets personal on upcoming album about "being lost inside your own head"

Royal Blood 's single "Trouble's Coming" not only signaled a new musical direction for the band, but also a new lyrical direction, as well. As frontman Mike Kerr tells ABC Audio, he found himself writing from a much more personal place with "Trouble's Coming" and the rest of Royal Blood's upcoming...
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Foo Fighters, New Radicals score sales boosts after Biden inaugural event appearances

Foo Fighters was one of the few acts to perform one of their own songs, rather than a cover, on Wednesday's Celebrating America inauguration special, and that decision seemed to pay off for them. Billboard notes that sales of the song the Foos performed -- their classic "Times Like These" --...
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