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Pink Floyd Stars Open To Reuniting For Music Festival

(Radio.com) If David Gilmour were to take the olive branch that has been extended, Nick Mason and Roger Waters said they'd reunite and play Glastonbury as Pink Floyd in the near future.

Speaking at the opening of a new Pink Floyd exhibit in London, both Mason and Waters said they'd consider playing the British music festival with Gilmour. 'It would be nice to add it to the list of things. I've never played Glastonbury. It would be fun to do it," Mason said, according to The Telegraph.

'I did Glastonbury once. I think. It was really cold," echoed Waters. 'But there were a lot of people and it seemed very jolly and I liked it. Yeah, I would do it again." Read more here.

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Metallica Go Pop In Latest CK Preview Clip

Metallica can be seen singing Rihanna's 2012 smash, "Diamonds", in the latest preview to the upcoming launch of Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke series.

The metal veterans were previously featured in the first trailer singing their 1986 classic, "Master Of Puppets", on the road and 1991's "Enter Sandman" in a supermarket.

Based on the segment that has become a global viral video sensation on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show with James Corden, the new Apple series features 16 celebrity pairings riding along in a car together as they sing tunes from their personal playlists and surprise fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over. Read more and see both Metallica preview clips here.

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Mick Jagger Refused To Release 'Masterpiece' Memoir?

(Gibson) The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has reportedly penned a 75,000 word memoir, but he reportedly refuses to publish it. Jagger has also claimed he can't remember writing it!

Writer and publisher John Blake makes the claim in an article for UK magazine The Spectator, in which he alleges to have the manuscript kept in a "secret hiding place".

Blake says that it was started in the late '70s when Jagger was paid an advance of 1 million, which he eventually gave back. Blake says it offers an "extraordinary insight" into the singer and "shows a quieter, more watchful Mick than the fast-living caricature".

Jagger initially found it difficult to write the book, Blake claims, because "all the years of drugs and debauchery had addled his brain so badly that he could not remember anything". When the book was finished in the early '80s, it was rejected by publishers because "it was light on sex and drugs".

Nevertheless, Blake goes on to describe the memoir as "a little masterpiece," adding that it's "a perfectly preserved time capsule written when the Stones had produced all their greatest music but still burned with the passion and fire of youth and idealism." Read more here.

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David Bowie Last Five Years Documentary Coming to U.S. TV

(Radio.com) David Bowie: The Last Five Years film will be coming to the United States for the first time. HBO announced that the documentary, which has already appeared on BBC, will be broadcast this year in the U.S., although a date has not been revealed, reports Pitchfork.
The movie includes interviews with Bowie and his collaborators, footage of the making of his musical Lazarus and his final two albums (The Next Day and Blackstar), and, yes, fart jokes.

At the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, Blackstar won in five categories, marking the first time Bowie had ever received a Grammy for his music. He had previously won the Lifetime Achievement Award and an award for Best Short-form video. Check out his "Lazarus" music video here.

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Incubus Streaming New Song 'Nimble Bastard'

(Radio.com) Incubus have released a lyric video for their brand new track "Nimble Bastard," which is giving their fans a little taste of their forthcoming studio album "8."

The band tells Billboard the track "was born of my fascination and loving envy for a couple of people in my life who have this kind of amazing adaptability. If they're at their lowest point, they just bounce back and learn these incredible lessons from being knocked down."

Incubus is scheduled to release their eighth studio album, 8, on April 21st and will also launch their North American co-headlining tour, their first since 2015, with Jimmy Eat World and Judah & The Lion beginning in July. Read more here.

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All Time Low Release New Single and Video 'Dirty Laundry'

(Radio.com) All Time Low released "Dirty Laundry," a new single with an accompanying video to celebrating their new deal with Fueled By Ramen, whose roster also includes Twenty One Pilots, Nate Ruess and Panic! at the Disco.

The track starts as a mid-tempo, moody torcher and builds into dance-tinged pop-rock. The band is also going on tour this year, beginning March 10 at London's Eventim Apollo.

The tour includes dates across Europe, Asia and Oceania. Fueled By Ramen reps describe All Time Low as "one of the hardest-touring bands of their generation." Check out the new video here.

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Bush Announce Special Acoustic Performance

Bush have announced that they will be staging a special event, including an acoustic performance, at the Grammy Museaum in Los Angeles on Wednesday (Feb 22nd).

The performance will follow an interview moderated by Scott Goldman, VP of the Grammy Foundation. Find more details about the event, including ticket information here.

The event comes ahead of the group's release of their forthcoming studio album "Black and White Rainbows", which they will be here.

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Demon Hunter Release 'Died In My Sleep' Video

Demon Hunter have released a new music video for their track "Died In My Sleep". The song comes from the group's forthcoming album, "Outlive", which is set to hit stores on March 31st.

Frontman Ryan Clark had this to say about the new clip, "The video treatment for 'Died In My Sleep' was more about an overall vibe than a specific story.

"The goal was to strip the concept back to strictly performance, but still deliver something visually interesting. Instead of opting for the typical desaturated tones that have become synonymous with metal videos, we pulled inspiration from the vibrant colors found in many of our favorite videos and photographs from the '90s - namely Nirvana's video for 'Heart-Shaped Box' and the album cover for Alice In Chains' 'Facelift.'"

"With 'sleep' being a running theme, we wanted to create a world that seemed unordinary - almost like a computer glitch-laden subconscious. We worked with Belief Agency to built a forest set on an indoor sound stage, and used projectors to cast colors and textures against the background and on the band members. It was a lot of fun to set up and just experiment with these layers." Watch it here.

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Fit For An Autopsy Streaming New Song 'Iron Moon'

Fit For An Autopsy have released a stream of their new track "Iron Moon" which features a guest appearance from Ion Dissonance frontman Kevin McCaughey.

The song comes from the group's forthcoming studio album "The Great Collapse," which will be hitting stores on St. Patrick's Day (March 17th). guitarist and producer Will Putney had this to say about the new track:

"Iron Moon's one of our more aggressive songs, lyrically it's sort of an attack on the complacent and routine life. The world is full of people stuck in these dead end paths, just accepting a world that's handed to you, a world where you have no voice or no opportunity to even get ahead.

"It's a song written in defiance of that and is a reminder that you don't have to settle for being exploited or controlled by anyone." Check out a stream of the new song here.

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Papa Roach Streaming New Song 'Help'

Papa Roach have released an online stream of their new track "Help". The song is the first single from the group's forthcoming album, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in May.

The new track was produced by Nicholas "Ras" Furlong and Colin Brittian. "We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven," explains Furlong. "We ended up morphing the band's best 'old school' traits into a courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach in the 21st Century." Stream it here.

The new single comes as the group prepares to hit the road this spring in support of the new album. They have already announced a sting of Canadian dates with Sum 41 in April, following by a number of U.S. music festival appearances. See the dates here.

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George Harrison Pop-Up Exhibition Announced

(BH) To mark George Harrison's birthday and the publication of I ME MINE Extended Edition, Genesis Publications will be holding a pop-up exhibition and store at Shepard Fairey's Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles on Sunday, February 26.

The exhibition will include George Harrison's handwritten lyrics and personal commentary on his songs, pictures from the family albums, and original portraits of Harrison by Shepard Fairey. Rare limited editions on display will include: I Me Mine, Songs by George Harrison 1 and 2, Concert for George, Fifty Years Adrift and Live in Japan.

The pop-up store will include framed prints and books by artists including: Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Ronnie Wood, and Sir Peter Blake. A special I ME MINE package has been created for the exhibition, consisting of the new book, a poster and book bag; the first 100 customers will receive copies signed by Shepard Fairey. Read more here.

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Radiohead 'A Moon Shaped Pool' TBT Footage Goes Online

As Radiohead prepare to launch their 2017 tour that will be kicking off in the U.S. next month their producer has revealed some behind-the-scenes studio footage.

Producer Nigel Godrich has posted footage on Twitter giving fans a little look behind the curtain in the creation of the acclaimed band's latest studio album "A Moon Shaped Pool."

Godrich's tweet reads "ahh memories.. #tbt #amoonshapedpool" and the accompanying video pictures recording devices during recording, according to CBS Radio. Check out the full tweet, including video, here.

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Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Talks 'Believer'

(Radio.com) As Imagine Dragons edge closer to the announcement of their yet-to-be-named album, frontman Dan Reynolds explains the reason for the surprise release of their new single "Believer".

He tells Radio.com, "When we're in the studio we never know when something's gonna be completed. Could be completed in a year, a week, a month, it's hard to have deadlines. We've always had a hard time with that. We didn't know if the single would be ready or what the single would be and then we finished Believer and we knew that this just had to be the song and we had to get it out there. And, we'd been working on the record for a while so we knew the album was pretty close to being done. So the timing just seemed right."

He also explained how the track came to be featured in Nintendo's Super Bowl commercial. "It was pretty crazy how that happened. We put the song out and Nintendo contacted us and said, "Hey, we'd like to use this song for the Super Bowl." We all grew up on Nintendo--N64 was like God's greatest gift to teenage boys in the '90s. That was such a big part of my youth and all the guys in the band so it was incredible to be part of a Super Bowl commercial like that. 'Believer' had come out and they wanted the song. It happened really fast." Read the full interview here.

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Bruce Springsteen Brings Teen Onstage To Play 'Growing Up'

(Radio.com) Bruce Springsteen made an Australian boy's night during a show in Brisbane. When The Boss saw teenager Nathan Testa's sign stating that he missed school for the concert, Springsteen addressed him directly.

"You know this song? You know it on guitar?" Springsteen asked, referring to the tune "Growing Up." Testa replied that he did, and was invited onstage and handed a guitar. Then the two sang 'Growing Up," together and Tesla performed admirably.

Springsteen gave Testa some instruction as well. He showed him how to bring down the band, and then said, "Before we continue, a lesson. When I was your age, I got my first guitar. I brought it home. I realized it wasn't about how well you played it, but how good you looked doing it. So I got in front of the mirror and I tried some different poses."

Springsteen demonstrated, recreating stances he's become well-known for and the crowd roared its approval. Then, the rock legend said he had seen the future of rock and roll, 'Nathan Testa." Check out the video here.

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