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Get waxy: Madame Tussauds unveils Daft Punk figures

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The members of Daft Punk are the latest artists to get the Madame Tussauds treatment.

The famed wax museum has unveiled figures of the "Get Lucky" duo, recreating Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo's famed robot costumes, specifically from the Random Access Memories era.

"Each figure is adorned with matching replica gloves and pyramid pendant necklaces, gold and silver for their respective DJ, representing the precise detail that went into crafting the figures 'Alive' with the luxurious fashion sense the pair came to be known for," reads a press release.

The figures will be on display at the Madame Tussauds New York City location. For more info, visit MadameTussauds.com.

Visiting wax versions of Daft Punk may be the closest you get to seeing the band nowadays, as they announced their breakup in 2021.

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Best Friends Forever, Sad Summer Festival announce lineups

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A pair of emo-themed music festivals have announced their lineups for 2024.

The inaugural Best Friends Forever takes place October 11-13 in Las Vegas and will be headlined by Sunny Day Real Estate, Bright Eyes and Cap'n Jazz. The bill also includes The Jesus Lizard, The Dismemberment Plan, American Football and Pinback.

Meanwhile, the touring Sad Summer Festival will run from July 12 in Sacramento, California, to August 9 in Columbia, Maryland. The lineup includes headliners Mayday Parade and The Maine, as well as The Wonder Years, We the Kings and Real Friends.

For more info on each festival, visit BestFriendsForeverFest.com and SadSummerFest.com.

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blink-182, The Killers, Dave Matthews Band headlining 2024 Oceans Calling Festival

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blink-182, The Killers and Dave Matthews Band are headlining the 2024 Oceans Calling Festival, taking place September 27-29 in Ocean City, Maryland.

The bill also includes the reformed Sublime — now consisting of original members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh alongside the late Bradley Nowell's son, Jakob — as well as Cage the Elephant, The Offspring, 311, Young the Giant, The Revivalists, The All-American Rejects, The Hives, Grouplove, Mt. Joy, Switchfoot, The Beaches, The Darkness and Counting Crows.

A ticket presale will begin Thursday, February 29, at 10 a.m. ET. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public at 11 a.m. ET.

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

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Watch Maggie Rogers cover Bob Dylan with Joan Baez at Tibet House US Benefit Concert

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Maggie Rogers covered the Bob Dylan song "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" alongside folk legend Joan Baez during the 2024 Tibet House US Benefit Concert, which took place February 26 in New York City.

The "Alaska" artist shared footage of the collaborative performance on her Instagram. In the caption, she wrote, "I'm going to remember this for a long long time."

The concert raised money for Tibet House US, a nonprofit organization that works to preserve Tibetan culture. It marked the 37th edition of the annual event.

Rogers, meanwhile, recently announced a U.S. tour in support of her upcoming album, Don't Forget Me, due out April 12. The trek kicks off in May.

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Green Day's "Basket Case" hits 1 billion Spotify streams

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Spotify users have officially listened to Billie Joe Armstrong whine 1 billion times.

Green Day's hit "Basket Case" has joined Spotify's Billions Club, a playlist of all the songs with at least 1 billion streams on the platform. It's the first Green Day song to hit the milestone.

In a Facebook post responding to the news, Green Day writes, "What's that, you say!? Basket Case is in Spotify's BILLIONS CLUB?!" alongside a trio of exploding head emojis.

"Basket Case" originally appeared on Green Day's breakout 1994 album, Dookie, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier in February.

Green Day put out a new album, Saviors, in January. They'll launch a U.S. tour in support of the record in July, during which they'll also be playing Dookie and 2004's American Idiot in honor of their respective 30th and 20th anniversaries.

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Soundgarden's Kim Thayil reflects on 'Superunknown': "It's got everything a rock band should bring to an album"

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Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil reflects on the band's hit 1994 album, Superunknown, in an interview with Guitar Player.

Superunknown was Soundgarden's fourth album and spawned the singles "Black Hole Sun," "Spoonman," "The Day I Tried to Live," "My Wave" and "Fell on Black Days." It became the band's first and only #1 album on the Billboard 200, and has been certified six-times Platinum by the RIAA.

"I also have no problem with people who say it's our best album," Thayil says. "I particularly like Superunknown, not because of its success and songs like 'Black Hole Sun' or 'Spoonman,' but because of its ambience and feel. It's got everything a rock band should bring to an album, namely songwriting and performances."

"It's not a dance record on which the producer means something," he continues. "It's not a record from the '60s where you find some singer to actualize the songs you've written on piano and you find an arranger to throw other instruments in. This is a rock band, and all the work is done by the rock band."

While Superunknown was quite successful, Thayil notes that he wishes he could've enjoyed that success more at the time. In addition to Thayil going through things in his personal life, Supernknown was released just a month before the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

"My personal life and things involving our colleagues and peers hit their nadir, but our professional life was at its zenith with the record hitting number one and [us] being on the cover of Rolling Stone," Thayil says. "I know the success should have meant something, but it didn't budge the meter from everything sucking. I wish we could have had the experience at another time."

Superunknown will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 8.

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Oscar nominees Billie Eilish and FINNEAS' "rare" relationship: "There's never been real jealousy"

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Billie Eilish and FINNEAS are up for their second Best Original Song Oscar, this time for their Barbie song "What Was I Made For?" It's rare for any songwriting team to have that kind of success, but even rarer for a brother-and-sister team. However, Billie says they've done so well because they're siblings.

Speaking to ABC News at the pre-Oscar luncheon, Eilish said that when it comes to songwriting, she and FINNEAS can get straight down to business because they're family.

"There's no, like, wasted time," Eilish explained. "There's no small talk and catching up and kind of beating around the bush of how you feel. There's no, like, not trying to tell them everything you feel because you don't want them to think differently of you, or, like, not talk to you again because you're going to think I'm weird if I feel this way.'"

Eilish insisted, "There's none of that, ever. It's like, we are completely, fully, 100% uncensored in terms of everything we feel and our personalities and who we are."

Eilish knows that she and FINNEAS are lucky to have that kind of relationship.

"It's not the most common thing, I think it's pretty rare," she noted. "I think also, like, siblings can be really challenging and there can be weird jealousies and there can be ... weird, just like, beefs in siblings. And we've just never been like that."

Most amazingly, Eilish said, "There's never been real jealousy. ... He doesn't want what I have and I don't want what he has, but we both admire it for each other."

She laughed, "It's really awesome! Like, I can't recommend it enough."

The Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air on ABC March 10.

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The Killers, Beck headlining 2024 Evolution Festival

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The Killers and Beck are headlining the 2024 Evolution Festival, taking place September 28-29 in St. Louis.

The bill also includes Jane's Addiction, Blondie, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Killer Mike, Elle King, Todd Rundgren and Pete Yorn, among others.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 28, at 10 a.m. CT. For the full lineup and all ticket info, visit EvolutionFestival.com.

The Killers are also playing the Jazz Fest, Boston Calling and Governors Ball festivals and will be headlining a Las Vegas residency in August to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 2004 album, Hot Fuss. You can also catch Beck at the Wonderfront, SweetWater 420 and Bourbon & Beyond festivals.

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Something Corporate announces full reunion tour

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Something Corporate is bringing their reunion on tour.

The "I Woke Up in a Car" outfit has announced their first full live outing featuring all five original members in over 20 years. The trek, dubbed the Out of Office tour, begins June 21 in New York City and wraps up October 12 in San Francisco.

"The band and I couldn't be more excited for these upcoming dates," says frontman Andrew McMahon. "We’re having more fun together than ever and the generosity of the fans, both online and at last year's shows, made it impossible not to come back and do a few more. We hope to see you there!"

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. local time, with presales beginning Tuesday, February 27, at 10 a.m. local time. For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit SomethingCorporate.com.

Something Corporate reunited in 2023 for five performances, including sets at the When We Were Young festival.

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PJ Harvey schedules first US tour in seven years

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PJ Harvey is embarking on her first U.S. tour in seven years.

The headlining outing begins September 11 in Washington, D.C, and concludes October 14 in Los Angeles. Tickets will be available starting with a presale on Tuesday, February 27, at 10 a.m. ET.

For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit PJHarvey.net.

Harvey will be touring in support of her first album in seven years, 2023's I Inside the Old Year Dying. She's also just premiered a new video for a song off the record, "Seem Am I," which is streaming now on YouTube.

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Something in the Way-verly Place: Selena Gomez reveals she was "obsessed" with Kurt Cobain

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Selena Gomez: Kurt Cobain superfan?

The pop star and Only Murders in the Building actor revealed on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! that she "kinda got obsessed" with the late Nirvana frontman when she was younger.

"I dyed my hair, cut my hair like him," Gomez shared. "I know a little too much ... I would rewatch his interviews, I would watch his performances, I've seen his documentary, like, 12 times."

Previously, Billie Eilish named Cobain as an influence on her Barbie song, "What Was I Made For?"

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The National announces Zen Diagram tour with The War on Drugs

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The National has announced a co-headlining tour with The War on Drugs.

The joint U.S. outing, dubbed the Zen Diagram tour, kicks off September 12 in Gilford, New Hampshire, and wraps up October 7 in Los Angeles. That'll be followed by a date in Mexico City on October 10.

Presales begin Tuesday, February 27, at 10 a.m. local time, leading up to the general sale on Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. local time.

For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit The National's website, AmericanMary.com.

The National will be supporting their two 2023 albums, First Two Pages of Frankenstein and Laugh Track. The War on Drugs' most recent album is 2021's I Don't Live Here Anymore.

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Gojira, not Gorillaz, was a clue on 'Jeopardy!'

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It's a time-honored tradition for contestants to mix up musicians on Jeopardy!, and that continued with the latest episode of the long-running quiz show.

The category was Pop Culture Dragons, and the $1200 clue read, "'Where Dragons Dwell' is a swell song from this band, that took its name from the Japanese word for 'Godzilla.'" A contestant named Suresh buzzed in with "What is Gorillaz?", confusing Damon Albarn's cartoon band for the French metal outfit Gojira. After Suresh got a "No, I'm sorry" from host Ken Jennings, another player, Matthew, buzzed in with the correct response.

Gojira posted the clip on their Instagram along with the caption, "Thank you @Jeopardy for highlighting this deep cut."

"Officially the longest uninterrupted double bass section in our entire catalogue," Gojira adds of "Where Dragons Dwell," a cut off their 2005 album, From Mars to Sirius.

Past Jeopardy! mix-ups include contestants confusing Arcade Fire for Nickelback and Eminem for Jack White.

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blink-182 ties 'Billboard' chart record with "ONE MORE TIME" single

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blink-182's single "ONE MORE TIME" has been #1 on Billboard's Alternative Airplay chart many times — so many, in fact, that the track has tied a Billboard record.

"ONE MORE TIME" has just spent its 20th week leading Alternative Airplay. The run, which first began in October, matches the record-setting 20-week reign of Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" in 2017.

Should "ONE MORE TIME" spend one more week atop Alternative Airplay, it'll hold the all-time record for longest-running #1 single in the chart's 36-year history.

"ONE MORE TIME" is the title track off blink-182's 2023 comeback album, which marked their first record with returning guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge in over 10 years. blink will kick off a U.S. tour in June.

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Pearl Jam earns new 'Billboard' chart feat with "Dark Matter" single

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Pearl Jam's new single "Dark Matter" has earned the band a career first.

The track has hit #1 on Billboard's Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, a feat that no other PJ song has achieved before. The ranking, which began in 2009, measures combined airplay across rock- and alternative-formatted radio stations.

"Dark Matter" takes the top spot on Rock & Alternative Airplay in just two chart periods since its release on February 13. The last song to reach #1 on the chart that quickly was Linkin Park's unearthed single "Lost," which also took only two weeks following its premiere in 2023.

While they've never led Rock & Alternative Airplay prior to "Dark Matter," Pearl Jam does have multiple number ones on the dedicated Mainstream Rock Airplay and Alternative Airplay charts – they've conquered the former three times and the latter four times.

"Dark Matter" has also reached the top 10 on both Mainstream Rock Airplay and Alternative Airplay. It's the first PJ tune to reach that high on Alternative Airplay since 2013.

"Dark Matter" is the lead single and title track off Pearl Jam's upcoming 12th studio album, due out April 19. Pearl Jam will launch a North American tour in May.

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