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Greta Van Fleet announces rescheduled dates for concerts postponed due to Josh Kiszka's ruptured eardrum

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Greta Van Fleet has announced the rescheduled dates for the concerts postponed due to frontman Josh Kiszka's ruptured eardrum.

The shows will now run from March 6 in Jacksonville, Florida, to March 28 in Sacramento, California. Tickets purchased for the originally scheduled dates will be valid.

As previously reported, Kiszka suffered the injury during GVF's October show in Bangor, Maine. After several postponed concerts, Kiszka and company returned to the stage in late October, only to postpone more dates in November as the vocalist's condition persisted.

Greta Van Fleet has been touring throughout the year in support of the group's new album, The Battle at Garden's Gate, which dropped in 2021. They'll close out 2022 opening for Metallica's Helping Hands benefit concert, which takes place December 16 in Los Angeles.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs performing on 'SNL' in December

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs are headed back to Saturday Night Live.

Karen O and company will be the musical guests on the NBC sketch show's upcoming December 17 episode. It marks the trio's second SNL performance following their debut in 2009.

Elvis star Austin Butler will host the episode.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs will likely be performing material off their new album, Cool It Down, which was released in September nine years after their last record, Mosquito, dropped.

Cool It Down is nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 2023 Grammys, while the Perfume Genius-featuring single "Spitting Off the Edge of the World" is up for Best Alternative Music Performance.

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Is this ad teasing Fall Out Boy's new album?

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Could this newspaper ad be teasing a new Fall Out Boy album?

In a Reddit thread this week, fans shared an image from Monday's issue of the Chicago Tribune featuring the phrases "FOB 8" and "If you build it, they will come."

"FOB 8" seemingly refers to the next Fall Out Boy album, as their most recent record, 2018's M A N I A, is the group's seventh studio effort. "If you build it, they will come" references the famous line from the 1989 film Field of Dreams.

Fall Out Boy hasn't announced anything official yet, though, so stay tuned.

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Wheatus releases new version of "Teenage Dirtbag" with Kid Bookie

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Following its TikTok revival, Wheatus has released a new version of "Teenage Dirtbag."

The updated track, dubbed "Bookie's Dirtbag," was recorded in collaboration with hip-hop artist Kid Bookie. It includes new verses by Bookie that add some contemporary references to the lyrics and keeps the original chorus, making it perhaps the only song to name-check both Nicki Minaj and Iron Maiden.

You can listen to "Bookie's Dirtbag" now via digital outlets and watch its accompanying video streaming now on YouTube.

The original "Teenage Dirtbag" was released in 2000 but has since found a second life thanks to a TikTok trend that inspired videos from pop stars, including HalseyJoe Jonas and Christina Aguilera. Earlier this month, Wheatus released a new EP featuring sped-up and slowed-down versions of the song.

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Imagine Dragons, Paramore, DMB headlining 2023 Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest

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Imagine Dragons, Paramore and Dave Matthews Band will headline the 2023 Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, taking place February 9-11, 2023, at the Footprint Center in Phoenix ahead of Super Bowl LVII.

Dan Reynolds and company will be joined by country star Kane Brown for their performance on February 11, and DMB's show on February 10 will feature a DJ set from Silk Sonic's Anderson .Paak under his DJ Pee.Wee moniker.

Paramore will take the stage on February 9, along with a "special guest" that will be announced at a later date.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 2, at 10 a.m. local time. For more info, visit SuperBowlMusicFest.com.

Super Bowl LVII will be held February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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The Killers add 2023 US tour dates

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The Killers have announced a batch of U.S. tour dates for 2023.

The newly added shows begin March 16 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and run throughout the month. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 2, at 10 a.m. local time.

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

The Killers will be touring in continued support of their two latest albums, 2020's Imploding the Mirage and 2021's Pressure Machine. They released a new single titled "Boy" earlier this year in August.

You can also catch Brandon Flowers and company close out 2022 with a New Year's Eve show in their hometown of Las Vegas.

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Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament teams up with Blink-182 & Pixies to benefit skate park initiative

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Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has teamed up with Blink-182 and Pixies to help support his Montana Pool Service organization, which builds skate parks across his home state.

Both the "All the Small Things" outfit and the "Where Is My Mind?" rockers have contributed signature skateboard decks, which will help fund the creation of two more parks set to be built in 2023.

The decks go on sale Tuesday at noon ET.

Since 2000, Ament and MPS have built over 30 skate parks for Montana's rural and native communities.

"Thanks to MPS, there is a new generation of rippers out there creating their own scene and style -- an opportunity to express themselves in a unique way that would otherwise not be possible," Ament says.

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U2’s Larry Mullen Jr. needs surgery; likely won’t tour with band in 2023

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U2 fans are always anxiously awaiting tour news, but they just got some that may not make them happy. In a Washington Post piece celebrating the band's upcoming lifetime achievement award from the Kennedy Center, drummer Larry Mullen Jr. revealed that any tour U2 may do next year will be without him. 

Although not directly quoted, writer Geoff Edgers says Mullen shared that “if the band plays live in 2023 it will probably be without him, as he needs surgery to continue playing.” What type of surgery he needs wasn’t revealed, but on Twitter, Edgers writes he "has issues with his neck and elbows," sharing that Larry said, “I have lots of bits falling off, elbows, knees, necks, and so during Covid, when we weren't playing, I got a chance to have a look at some of these things. So there's some damage along the way."

On a happier note, U2 does reveal they have two albums described as either completed or almost completed. They include Songs of Ascent, which is said to be “nearly finished.” The article notes, “Bono and the Edge aren’t sure when to release it.” There’s also Surrender, featuring stripped-down versions of the 40 songs Bono writes about in his recent memoir, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.

The 2022 Kennedy Center Honors goes down Sunday in the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. and airs December 28 on CBS.

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Måneskin, Blur, Ghost & others playing 2023 Primavera Sound festival

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Måneskin, Blur and Ghost are among the artists playing the 2023 edition of Spain's famed Primavera Sound festival, taking place June 1-3 in Barcelona and June 8-10 in Madrid.

The bill also includes Depeche Mode, Turnstile, St. Vincent, Bad Religion, The Mars Volta, Bleachers, Maggie Rogers, My Morning Jacket and The War on Drugs, along with headliners Kendrick Lamar, Halsey, Calvin Harris and Rosalía.

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

Primavera Sound made its U.S. debut this year, taking place in Los Angeles with headliners Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys and Lorde.

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Billie Eilish opens up about relationship with Jesse Rutherford: "It's really cool and I'm really excited"

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 Billie Eilish took her fans down memory lane again with her sixth annual Vanity Fair "Same Interview" segment, where she reflects on how much she's changed over the past year.

One of her biggest differences is her relationship with The Neighbourhood's Jesse Rutherford. She opened up about her exciting love life, saying, "It's really cool and I'm really excited and I'm really happy about it."

She explained that this romance is a big win for her. "I managed to get my way, to a point in my life, where I not only was known by a person that I thought was the hottest f***ing f***er alive, but pulled his a**! Are you kidding me? Can we just [clapping] round of applause for me?," she cheekily answered. "Jesse Rutherford, everyone!"

Continued Billie, "I pulled his a**. All me! I did that s***.  I locked that motherf***** down."

The singer also went into what she loves most in a relationship, which she said is "just physical touch." She explained, "I just need to be touching skin all the time. Touching and cuddling and hugging and anything skin related is a big thing for me."

She also said an important aspect of being in love is having "freedom" and not being "controlled." By that, she meant, "I want to be trusted and I wanna be able to have space."

But she also says that "love and attention and equal admiration" are also important to her.

As for her message to her fans, Billie said during the interview, "Trust me. I'm in control. I'm in charge. I know what I'm doing. I'm okay."  Some fans have condemned her romance with Rutherford because of their 11-year age difference.

Billie also revealed that she wants children and is truly happy.

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Palaye Royale reflects on When We Were Young experience: "It was very nostalgic, to say the least"

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Palaye Royale was among the many bands to play the much-hyped When We Were Young festival this year, which basically recreated a mid-2000s Hot Topic in Las Vegas with its lineup of emo and pop-punk artists. For the "Broken" rockers, who hail from Sin City, playing a festival like When We Were Young in their hometown made it extra exciting.

"If you would've said all those bands would've been playing together for one night in Las Vegas five years ago, you'd be, like, 'Not happening,'" guitarist Sebastian Danzig tells ABC Audio.

As one of the relatively newer bands on the lineup, Palaye Royale was surrounded by scene vets at When We Were Young.

"It's just interesting to see all these bands are coming back out of the grave," Danzig says. "It was very nostalgic, to say the least."

Danzig was especially excited to see Paramore headline When We Were Young; he cites the "Misery Business" outfit's career as one Palaye Royale aspires to emulate.

"There's bands like Paramore that have had such an arc of a career," Danzig says. "That's kind of what you want to do, in a sense that they've kept reinventing themselves."

"They're changing their sounds dramatically through their career," he continues. "You really can't pinpoint it besides Hayley Williams' vocals [are], like, a thread through their career."

Danzig feels that Palaye Royale has that kind of voice in frontman Remington Leith. In fact, they've already begun working on a new album to follow October's Fever Dream, which Leith describes as "completely different" from its predecessor.

"I think that's what we're fortunate to have with Remington, he has such a distinctive voice," Danzig says.

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Matt Sorum plays on charity Tom Petty cover alongside Eagles members & Blake Shelton

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Former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum plays on a new charity cover of the Tom Petty classic "I Won't Back Down."

The recording also features Eagles members Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit and country star Blake Shelton, and supports the organization Miraculous Love Kids, which provides music lessons to young women in Afghanistan.

"In 'I Won't Back Down,' Tom Petty so powerfully wrote, 'You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won’t back down,'" says Miraculous Love Kids founder Lanny Cordola. "The girls and I are honored to have Blake, Joe, Timothy and Matt join us in spreading this message far and wide."

You can listen to the cover now via GoodNoise.io, which describes itself as "a metaverse destination for people who are passionate about music, the arts and good causes."

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Seventeen Going Thunder (Road): Sam Fender opening Bruce Springsteen Italy shows

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Sam Fender will be opening for Bruce Springsteen in Europe.

The "Seventeen Going Under" artist is supporting The Boss for two shows in Italy, taking place in May 2023.

In reaction to the news, Fender tweeted, "I'm thinking about the moment @springsteen music first resonated with me when I was a teenager!"

"Next year I'm opening up for him in Italy," Fender added alongside a mind-blown emoji. "What the f*** is going on."

Fender previously opened for The Rolling Stones earlier this year.

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Billie Eilish, FINNEAS performing at Prince William's 2022 Earthshot Prize ceremony

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Billie Eilish and FINNEAS are set to perform at the ceremony for the 2022 Earthshot Prize, an environmental award founded by Prince William.

The event will take place December 2 in Boston and will air first in the U.K. December 4 on BBC. U.S. viewers can watch beginning December 5 on PBS.org.

Other performers include Annie Lennox of Eurythmics, Chloe x Halle and Ellie Goulding.

The Earthshot Prize honors those working to "discover, accelerate and scale ground-breaking eco-solutions to repair and regenerate the planet." The first Earthshot Prize ceremony took place in 2021 and featured a performance by Coldplay.

Eilish and FINNEAS have frequently lent their support to environmental causes. Earlier this year, the Environmental Media Association honored Eilish with the Missions in Music Award.

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Metallica announces '72 Seasons' album & massive 2023-24 world tour

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How's this for a Metallica Monday?

The metal legends are kicking off the week with two huge announcements. A new album titled 72 Seasons will arrive April 14, 2023, which Metallica will support on the gigantic M72 World Tour, set to run through 2023 and 2024.

72 Seasons is the first Metallica album since 2016's Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. You can listen to lead single "Lux Æterna" now via digital outlets and watch its accompanying video streaming now on YouTube.

The album's title refers to the 72 seasons we go through in the first 18 years of our lives, which, as frontman James Hetfield explains, "form our true or false selves."

The tour, meanwhile, will first launch in Europe next April, followed by a trip to North America beginning August 4 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and concluding November 12 in Detroit, Michigan. A second European leg will kick off in May 2024 before Metallica returns for another North American run, stretching from August 2 in Foxborough, Massachusetts, through September 29 in Mexico City.

Metallica will play two concerts at each city on the tour, and Mexico City gets a total of four shows. For each performance, the metal legends will play a wholly unique set list with no repeats in any city.

Additionally, the openers will vary for each show. Among those providing support include the reunited Pantera, Mammoth WVH, Greta Van Fleet, Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills and Architects.

Tickets will first go on sale as two-show packages this Friday, December 2. Single show tickets will be available beginning January 20.

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

Here's the 72 Seasons track list:

"72 Seasons"
"Shadows Follow"
"Screaming Suicide"
"Sleepwalk My Life Away"
"You Must Burn!"
"Lux Æterna"
"Crown of Barbed Wire"
"Chasing Light"
"If Darkness Had a Son"
"Too Far Gone?"
"Room of Mirrors"
"Inamorata"

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