Primus premieres video for ‘Conspiranoid’ EP song “Follow the Fool”

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Primus has premiered the video for "Follow the Fool," a track off the band's new EP, Conspiranoid.

The clip very much fits in with the "My Name Is Mud" outfit's brand of weird, cutting footage of an animated jester leading other "fools" to their demise in between shots of sensationalist infomercials.

You can watch the "Follow the Fool" video streaming now on YouTube.

Primus released Conspiranoid, which also features the 11-minute song "Conspiranoia," in April. It follows Primus' 2017 album, The Desaturating Seven.

Next week, Primus will perform at a pair of concerts at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre celebrating the 25th anniversary of South Park, for which, of course, Les Claypool and company recorded the theme song. The shows will be recorded for a special airing August 13 on Comedy Central, streaming on Paramount+ starting August 14.

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The Used collaborates with blackbear on new song, “Toxic Energy”

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The Used guests on a new song from blackbear called "Toxic Energy."

Frontman Bert McCracken lends his vocals to the pop-punk rocker, which is described as a "love letter to that toxic person that you have reached your limit on."

"It's when you're done babysitting and giving your heart away and you need to take time for yourself," blackbear explains. "This person lifts you up like cocaine but drops you in the dark like a lightning storm, the only way out is inward, enjoy."

You can listen to "Toxic Energy" now via digital outlets. The track is also set to appear on blackbear's upcoming album, In Loving Memory, along with the previously released Machine Gun Kelly collaboration, "gfy."

In Loving Memory is due out August 26.

The Used, meanwhile, is currently on tour with Rise Against.

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Goldfinger shares rerecordings of past songs featuring Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker & Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil

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Goldfinger has shared rerecorded versions of three of the band's most beloved songs: "99 Red Balloons," "Superman" and "Here In Your Bedroom."

The updated rendition of "Superman" features Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil, while Avril Lavigne guests on the new take of "Here In Your Bedroom." Blink-182's Travis Barker plays drums on all three rerecordings.

Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann just produced Lavigne's new album, Love Sux, and worked with Blink on their last two records, 2019's Nine and 2016's California. He also written and produced with Biffy Clyro.

You'll find the rerecording on the just-released deluxe version of Goldfinger's most recent album, 2020's Never Look Back, which is out now via digital outlets. The expanded record also includes four additional bonus original tracks, co-written by Barker.

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Machine Gun Kelly reacts to “idiot” who vandalized tour bus


Machine Gun Kelly has words for the "idiot" who thought they were vandalizing his tour bus early Thursday morning.

According to photos published by TMZ, one of at least four buses the "Bloody Valentine" rocker is traveling with on tour was tagged with a homophobic slur and a graphic image while it was parked in Omaha, Nebraska, where MGK played Thursday night.

In a series of Instagram Stories responding to the incident, Kelly declared the unidentified vandal to be "so dumb," for one reason in particular: the bus that was tagged is not the bus he's actually touring in.

"You spray-painted a bus thinking it was my bus," Kelly said. "Wrong bus, you f***ing idiot. Do the first part of the crime right!"

Continuing to make fun of the culprit, Kelly noted that he'd been standing near the buses until about 4:30 in the morning, which means the person responsible "waited until 5 a.m. to spray-paint a d***."

"You could have been at home, cuddling with your partner, doing something," Kelly continued. "Instead you were, like, 'I just wish he would go up to his hotel room so I could spray-paint this d***!'"

Kelly added that he didn't even see the graffiti on the bus before it was washed off.

"Aren't you sad?" Kelly said, adding a "you suck" for good measure.

Machine Gun Kelly is current on tour in support of his new album, Mainstream Sellout, which was released in March. The outing continues Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Highly Suspect drops two new ’The Midnight Demon Club’ tracks

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Highly Suspect has premiered two new tracks off the band's upcoming album, The Midnight Demon Club.

The tracks include the previously teased "Ice Cold," as well as a cut titled "New California." Both are available now via digital outlets.

The Midnight Demon Club, the follow-up to 2019's MCID, will arrive September 9. It also includes the previously released songs "Natural Born Killer" and "Pink Lullabye."

Highly Suspect will launch a U.S. tour in support of The Midnight Demon Club September 16 in Minneapolis.

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The Mars Volta announces new, self-titled album

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The Mars Volta's reunion now includes a new album.

The record, which is self-titled, will arrive September 16. It follows 2012's Noctourniquet and marks the first new, original album from the beloved prog outfit since they got back together earlier this year, ending a decadelong hiatus.

The album The Mars Volta features the previously released songs "Blacklight Shine" and "Graveyard Love." A third track, titled "Vigil," is available now via digital outlets.

The Mars Volta will launch a U.S. headlining tour September 22 in Dallas, Texas.

Here's the track list for The Mars Volta:

"Blacklight Shine"
"Graveyard Love"
"Shore Story"
"Blank Condolences"
"Qué Dios Te Maldiga Mí Corazón"
"Flash Burns from Flashbacks"
"Palm Full of Crux"
"No Case Gain"
"Equus 3"
"Collapsible Shoulders"
"The Requisition"

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The Killers share new song, “Boy”

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The Killers have released a new single called "Boy."

The track, which the "Mr. Brightside" outfit first debuted live in July during their European tour, follows the band's one-two punch of 2020's Imploding the Mirage and 2021's Pressure Machine albums.

"This was the first song written after we had to cancel the Imploding the Mirage tour due to the pandemic," frontman Brandon Flowers says of "Boy." "I had recently moved back to Utah and started to make trips to Nephi, where I grew up. I found that the place I had wanted to get away from so desperately at 16 was now a place that I couldn't stop returning to."

"I have a son approaching the age I was at that time in my life," he continues. "With 'Boy,' I want to reach out and tell myself -- and my sons -- to not overthink it. And to look for the 'white arrows' in their lives. For me now, white arrows are my wife, children, my songs and the stage."

"Boy" is available now via digital outlets and is accompanied by a lyric video streaming now on YouTube.

The Killers will launch a North American headlining tour August 19 in Vancouver.

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Watch Jack White rock London while celebrating ‘Entering Heaven Alive’ release

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Jack White has shared a recap video documenting his trip to London last month while celebrating the release of his latest solo record, Entering Heaven Alive.

The eight-minute clip finds the White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather rocker performing intimate shows at the Rough Trade East record store, the Union Chapel church and his own Third Man Records London shop. Included are renditions of the Entering Heaven Alive songs "If I Die Tomorrow," "A Tree on Fire from Within," "Please God, Don't Tell Anyone" and "A Tip from You to Me."

You can watch the video streaming now on YouTube.

Entering Heaven Alive was released July 22 and is the second solo album White's dropped in 2022, following April's Fear of the Dawn. White's ongoing Supply Chain Issues tour in support of both records continues August 13 in Minneapolis.

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Billy Howerdel premieres video for ‘What Normal Was’ track “Free and Weightless”

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Billy Howerdel has premiered the video for "Free and Weightless," a track off the A Perfect Circle guitarist's debut solo album, What Normal Was.

The clip, directed by fashion photographer Jordan Hemingway, features an '80s horror aesthetic befitting of the song's gothic, Depeche Mode-inspired sound.

You can watch the "Free and Weightless" video streaming now on YouTube.

Howerdel released What Normal Was in June. Last month, he wrapped a U.S. solo headlining tour in support of the record, which also included dates opening for his APC bandmate Maynard James Keenan's group Puscifer.

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Eddie Vedder makes surprise appearance during The Strokes’ Seattle show opening for RHCP

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The Strokes opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers is already a pretty stacked bill, and that's before Eddie Vedder joined in on the fun.

The Pearl Jam frontman made a surprise appearance during Julian Casablancas and company's support set in Seattle Wednesday, joining them for a rendition of their 2005 single "Juicebox."

Fan-shot footage of the onstage collaboration was posted by YouTube user supercones. Come for the music, stay to watch Vedder's hip-shaking dance moves.

The Strokes will be opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers for the remainder of their U.S. headlining tour, which will conclude September 18 in Arlington, Texas. The bill also includes acclaimed bassist -- and recent Gorillaz collaborator -- Thundercat, as well as King Princess for select shows.

The Chili Peppers are touring in support of their new album, Unlimited Love, which dropped in April. The "Can't Stop" group will release their second record of the year, Return of the Dream Canteen, on October 14.

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