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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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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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Billie Eilish gets personal with 'Vanity Fair' cover story

Billie Eilish is Vanity Fair ’s latest cover star. In the accompanying article, the 19-year-old opens up about various topics, including how she’s learning to become an adult. "I don’t know what things cost because I've never been an adult before, and I grew up with no money," she says. “...I tried...
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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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The Flaming Lips successfully pull off "space bubble" shows in Oklahoma City

After postponing them from December, The Flaming Lips successfully staged their "space bubble" shows in Oklahoma City on Friday and Saturday, Billboard reports. The band moved the date of the concerts -- which saw small groups of audience members encased in plastic "bubbles" -- due to the rising...
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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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New Radicals, Foo Fighters hits score sales boosts after Biden inaugural event appearances

New Radicals ' decision to reunite for the first time in 22 years for the virtual Parade Across America event this week turned out to be the right move. As previously reported, the group was one of several performers on Parade Across America, which was held following the inauguration of President...
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