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nothing,nowhere. announces new album, 'VOID ETERNAL'

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nothing,nowhere. has announced a new album called VOID ETERNAL.

The follow-up to 2021's Trauma Factory, which spawned the single "fake friend," will arrive March 31.

"I want to be what bands like Linkin Park were to me," nothing,nowhere. says. "I want to provide that level of inspiration and comfort and I want to be a safe haven to a kid who is struggling. I made it exactly how I wanted to with zero outside influence. This is the purest expression I could put down in audio form. This is the music that made me, and I want to return the favor."

VOID ETERNAL features the previously released songs "CYAN1DE," featuring Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, as well as "M1SERY_SYNDROME," featuring Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail, and "MEMORY_FRACTURE." A fourth track, "THIRST4VIOLENCE," featuring Silverstein and Freddie Dredd, is out now via digital outlets.

nothing,nowhere. will launch a U.S. tour in support of VOID ETERNAL in April.

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GAYLE says Grammy Song of the Year nod "blew my mind": "It's such a high honor"

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GAYLE may be opening for Taylor Swift on her upcoming Eras Tour, but this weekend she's going head to head with her in the Grammy Song of the Year category. Taylor's nominated for "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)," while GAYLE's up for her hit "abcdefu." Receiving her first Grammy nod has the 18-year-old singer in a tizzy.

"It is such an honor to be nominated. The last thing I think is that I'm going to win," GAYLE told ABC Audio. "I did not think I could get nominated in any way. And so the fact that I am, it just blew my mind."

What convinced her she actually had a shot at a nod, she says, was "seeing some predictions and it was, like, Variety and Rolling Stone and things. And I was like, 'That's my name and my face. That's terrifying.'"

"And then it got my brain thinking, it got my brain spinning, and then I was just pacing around when the Grammy noms were coming out," she explained. "And then my name and my song got said and I just, I bawled."

What makes the nod even more special is that the nomination is for GAYLE and her two co-writers, one of whom is a childhood pal.

"One thing I'm so grateful for is that I got nominated as a writer and my best friend also did, as well," she noted. "And we started out at [age] 12, at 15 in my bedroom, and then to get to go to the Grammys together, it's such a high honor." 

The Song of the Year competition includes hits by Adele, Lizzo, Harry Styles, Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Bonnie Raitt and Kendrick Lamar. The Grammys air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Listen to Mod Sun cover "Iris" on new 'Good Save the Teen' album

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Mod Sun's new album, God Save the Teen, has arrived, and with it comes a cover of the Goo Goo Dolls song "Iris."

The "Flames" rocker delivers a heart-on-his-sleeve rendition of the '90s hit, which already made its emotions very clear. You can listen to the "Iris" cover, as well as the rest of God Save the Teen, now via digital outlets.

God Save the Teen, the follow-up to 2021's Internet Killed the Rockstar, also features guest spots from Royal & the Serpent and Mod's fiancée, Avril Lavigne. Additionally, you'll find a song called "Courtney F***ed Kurt," which presumably refers to Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain.

Mod Sun will launch a U.S. headlining tour in support of God Save the Teen February 19 in Sacramento, California.

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Iggy & the Stooges' 'Raw Power' remastered for album's 50th anniversary

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The iconic 1973 Iggy & the Stooges album Raw Power has been reissued in honor of its upcoming 50th anniversary.

The digital-only package includes newly remastered editions of the album's original mix, done by the late David Bowie, as well as Iggy Pop's updated 1997 mix. You'll also find the Georgia Peaches live album, recorded during a 1973 show in Atlanta, as well as the digital premiere of the Rare Power collection of outtakes, alternate mixes and rehearsal audio.

Additionally, the reissue will be accompanied by a Dolby Atmos mix of "Search and Destroy," which Iggy declares, "Sounds like you're standing on stage with the Stooges, being a part of things."

Originally released on February 7, 1973, the highly influential Raw Power is a seminal album of proto-punk and helped pioneer the burgeoning punk scene.

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Foo Fighters headlining Japan's Fuji Rock Festival

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Foo Fighters have added another festival set to their 2023 schedule.

Dave Grohl and company will headline Japan's Fuji Rock Festival, taking place July 28-30. The bill also includes The Strokes, Weezer, Alanis Morissette and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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

Foo Fighters are headlining a number of festivals this year, including Bonnaroo, Boston Calling and Sonic Temple, as part of their live comeback following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins last March. There's no word yet on who will play drums with the Foos for the shows.

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Oasis' Noel & Liam Gallagher should "grow up" & "headline Glastonbury," Matty Healy declares

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Many people have been calling for Noel and Liam Gallagher to put their sibling rivalry aside and reunite Oasis, but perhaps Matty Healy will be the one to finally convince them.

During an interview with Canada's CBC Radio, The 1975 frontman makes a strongly worded, occasionally profane case for the "Wonderwall" outfit to get back together.

"What are Oasis doing?" Healy asks. "Can you imagine being in, potentially, right now, still, the coolest band in the world and not doing it, 'cause you're in a [feud] with your brother?"

Healy further admonishes the Gallagher brothers for "acting like they're in their 20s" and for living in luxurious areas while "crying over an argument with their brother" when they're supposed to be "men of the people."

"Grow up," Healy says. "Headline Glastonbury."

Healy then takes a shot at Noel and Liam's solo projects, proclaiming, "There is not one person going to a High Flying Birds gig or a Liam Gallagher gig that would not rather be at an Oasis gig."

"Do me a favor: get back together, stop messing around," Healy concludes. "That's my public service announcement for today."

We'll see if Healy's fervent argument sways Noel or Liam, who've remained estranged since Oasis' breakup in 2009. Or maybe Liam will just go back to calling Noel a "potato."

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' 'Mank' score released on vinyl

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' score of the 2020 film Mank is now available on vinyl.

The movie reunited the Nine Inch Nails duo with director David Fincher, who they also worked with on The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl. Mank was nominated for the Best Original Score Oscar, but lost out to the soundtrack for Soul, which was composed by — wait for it — Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, along with Jon Batiste.

You can order your Mank vinyl now via NIN.com.

Meanwhile, Reznor and Ross are also composing music for Fincher's upcoming film The Killer, which will premiere November 10 on Netflix.

Other recent Reznor and Ross film scores include Bones and All and Empire of Light.

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Vicky Cornell comments on Soundgarden's Rock Hall nomination: "I know that Chris would be so proud"

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Chris Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, has shared a statement regarding Soundgarden's nomination to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In an Instagram post, Vicky writes, "Thank you Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for nominating Soundgarden for induction in 2023!"

"I know that Chris would be so proud and his fans will be so happy to see his band recognized and honored," she continues. "On Chris's behalf, I want to thank every one of you in advance for your love and support for his music and legacy."

Soundgarden is on the ballot for the second time, following their first nod in 2020. Both nominations have come after Chris' death in 2017.

Guitarist Kim Thayil previously told Billboard that the latest nomination is a "pleasant surprise."

The 2023 Rock Hall inductees will be announced in May.

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Paramore announces 'This Is Why' listening parties

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Paramore will be celebrating the arrival of their new album, This Is Why, with listening parties around the world.

Beginning February 6, events will take place in record stores throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Australia.

For the full list of participating stores, visit Paramore.net/events.

This Is Why, the follow-up to 2017's After Laughter, drops February 10. It includes the lead single "This Is Why," which hit #1 on Billboard's Alternative Airplay chart, as well as the songs "The News" and "C'est Comme Ça."

Paramore will play a hometown album release show in Nashville on February 6. After opening two Taylor Swift shows in March, they'll launch a full tour in support of This Is Why in May.

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The Smashing Pumpkins announce The World Is a Vampire Australian festival with Jane's Addiction

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When Billy Corgan famously sang "the world is a vampire" on The Smashing Pumpkins' "Bullet with Butterfly Wings," he apparently really did mean the whole world.

The Pumpkins are headed all the way to Australia to stage their The World Is a Vampire festival. The touring event will make stops in 10 different Australian cities in April and will also feature Jane's Addiction on the bill.

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

If you're looking to see Corgan and company a little bit closer to their hometown of Chicago, The World Is a Vampire festival will also take place in Mexico in March. Interpol and Turnstile will be on the lineup.

Meanwhile, The Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing new music from their three-act "rock opera" album, Atum. The first two parts are out now; part three arrives April 21.

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The Lumineers guesting on upcoming Pink album

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The Lumineers will be getting the party started later this month when they guest on Pink's upcoming album, TRUSTFALL.

The "Ho Hey" outfit is featured on a track called "Long Way to Go." You'll be able to hear it when TRUSTFALL drops on February 17.

"I am so in love with this new album and CANNOT WAIT for you to hear every single song!" Pink says.

TRUSTFALL also includes collaborations with Chris Stapleton and First Aid Kit

The Lumineers, meanwhile, released their latest album, BRIGHTSIDE, in January 2022.

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Tool's Danny Carey teases "big tour coming in the fall"

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Better check your enlistment status in the Tool Army.

Maynard James Keenan and company are set to return to touring later this year, if drummer Danny Carey is to be believed.

While accepting his award for Progressive Drummer of the Year at the recent Drumeo Awards, Carey declared, "We have a big tour coming in the fall."

Carey added that Tool will play a number of festivals this summer. The group has already been announced to play the Welcome to Rockville and Sonic Temple festivals.

Tool played their most recent live show at last year's Bonnaroo. They've been touring over the past couple years in support of their 2019 comeback album, Fear Inoculum.

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Juno Awards respond to Arcade Fire nomination: "We are ... honoring the rest of the band for their success"

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Arcade Fire is nominated for Group of the Year at the 2023 Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent to the Grammys. The nod was a surprise for some, given the allegations of sexual misconduct against frontman Win Butler that surfaced last year.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which presents the Junos, tells Canada's CBC that Arcade Fire's nomination is "one for the entire band."

"While we take the allegations very seriously, in this situation, we are also honoring the rest of the band for their success," the statement reads. "We hope the allegations against Butler will not detract from the achievements of the other group members."

Butler was accused of sexual misconduct by four people in a report published by Pitchfork last August. The allegations range from sending unwanted sexually explicit photos and demanding such photos and videos from women to sexual assault.

In a statement to Pitchfork, Butler maintained that his encounters with all four accusers were "mutual and always between consenting adults."

A fifth person came forward to Pitchfork with sexual misconduct allegations against Butler last November. A rep for Butler did not respond to that allegation.

Despite the allegations, Arcade Fire continued to tour throughout 2022. However, opening acts including Beck and Feist dropped off their respective legs during the worldwide trek.

The 2023 Junos take place on March 13. Arcade Fire's 2022 album, WE, is also nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at this Sunday's Grammys.

If you are affected by abuse and needing support, or know someone who is, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). You can also chat online at thehotline.org or online.rainn.org, respectively. 

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Rock Hall exec talks The White Stripes' case for induction: "They just wrote great songs"

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They've been to Wichita and now The White Stripes may be entering the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The "Seven Nation Army" rockers, made up of Jack and Meg White, are among the nominees to be inducted into the institution in 2023. Having released their first single 25 years ago in 1998, the Stripes are Rock Hall nominees in their first year of eligibility.

Speaking to ABC Audio about The White Stripes' case for induction, the Rock Hall's Jason Hanley says, "Jack White has always been about just stripping things back down to the basics."

"He goes back to the heart of blues and rhythm & blues that was there from the beginning of rock 'n' roll," Hanley explains. "He connected that along with Meg White with this incredibly dynamic imagery ... the red, black and white, just the two of them, the drums and guitar, the rhythm and the melody. And they just wrote great songs."

Hanley also feels that the timing of The White Stripes' breakout in a "post 9/11 world" was significant.

"People were just kind of going back to the basics of looking for something to reconnect to," he says. "I think The White Stripes really filled that, and, man, how influential has that sound been on so many other artists since then?"

The White Stripes are also the first band from the "rock revival" scene of the 2000s to be a Rock Hall nominee. Hanley feels their nod may lead to more recognition of "21st century developments," naming bands including The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Black Keys.

"I think we're gonna see a lot of that, potentially, coming up," Hanley says.

The 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in May.

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Steve Lacy, Björk & Billie Eilish among 'Rolling Stone's' 25 Most Stylish Musicians of 2023

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Steve Lacy, Björk and Billie Eilish have made Rolling Stone's ranking of the 25 Most Stylish Musicians of 2023.

The "Bad Habit" artist is #1 on the list, with Rolling Stone noting his "daring disregard for the sartorial status quo," adding that he "knows his way around an outfit like he knows his way around a Number One hit."

Björk comes in at #14, while Eilish is #20.

Lacy, Björk and Eilish will have the chance to show off their style at the 2023 Grammys this Sunday, where all three artists are nominated. Lacy's up for several awards, including Song and Record of the Year for "Bad Habit"; Björk will compete for Best Alternative Music Album with Fossora; and the Turning Red song "Nobody Like U," which Eilish co-wrote with her brother and collaborator, FINNEAS, is nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media.

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