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Courtesy of GorillazThe 2017 Q Awards were held Wednesday in London, and Gorillaz and Liam Gallagher both earned prizes at the ceremony.

The cartoon band won Best Album for Humanz, while the ex-Oasis vocalist earned Best Live Act and the Icon Award. Additionally, Rag'n'Bone Man won the Best Breakthrough Act prize.

For the full list of winners, visit QtheMusic.com.

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ABC/Randy HolmesBefore his death this past May, Chris Cornell donated a guitar strap to watch company Nixon for the brand's Rock LTD Collection, which makes watches out of musicians' personal items. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a portion of the proceeds from the new line will be donated to the Recording Academy's MusiCares MAP Fund, a charity for addiction recovery treatment.

"Addiction is a disease, and we lose far too many loved ones to the illness each day," says Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell. "MusiCares is a crucial organization and the MusiCares MAP Fund 100 percent supports the music community in its fight to protect those battling this affliction."

Cornell, who struggled with substance abuse throughout his life, worked closely with MusiCares before his death. In 2007, he was honored with the MAP Fund's Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his efforts helping others battle addiction.

Other artists donating items for the new Rock LTD Collection include Dave Grohl, Grohl's ex-Nirvana band mate Krist Novoselic, Elton John and Iggy Pop. The Cornell watch will be auctioned off at a MusiCares benefit event in May 2018, while the rest of the collection will be available in time for the holidays this year.

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ABC/Randy HolmesWeezer has shared another preview of their forthcoming album Pacific Daydream with a new song called "Happy Hour." The track is streaming alongside a tropical visualizer now on YouTube.

Describing "Happy Hour," the band says the track is a "sad message wrapped in a sunny package."

"[It's] sort of a companion piece to 'Island in the Sun' from 2001," Weezer explains. "But instead of being a pure fantasy about an escape, the guy in 'Happy Hour' is chained to reality, looking around for a break from the routine."

Pacific Daydream also features the lead single "Feels Like Summer," plus the tracks "Mexican Fender," "Beach Boys" and "Weekend Woman." The album will be released October 27.

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Credit: Andreas NeumannQueens of the Stone Age have announced a new series of tour dates for 2018 in support of their new album, Villains. The West Coast trek begins January 22 in Victoria, British Columbia, and concludes February 17 in Los Angeles. Tickets will go on sale October 27 at QotSA.com.

Villains, QotSA's seventh studio effort, features the lead single "The Way You Used to Do." The band is currently on a fall U.S. tour behind the album, which concludes October 24 at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Here are the Queens of the Stone Age 2018 tour dates:

1/22 -- Victoria BC, Save On Foods Memorial Centre
1/24 -- Vancouver, BC, Pacific Coliseum
1/25 -- Seattle, WA, KeyArena at Seattle Center
1/26 -- Portland, OR, Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1/27 -- Eugene, OR, Hult Center For the Performing Arts
1/29 -- Fresno, CA, Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center
1/30 -- Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
2/1 -- San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
2/16 -- Las Vegas, CA, The Chelsea at Cosmopolitan
2/17 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum

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Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesIvanka Trump was apparently a big fan of Nirvana. In her mother Ivana Trump's new book, Raising Trump, the first daughter says that she went through a "punk phase in the nineties," and was "really into Nirvana."

"My wardrobe consisted of ripped corduroy jeans and flannel shirts," Ivanka wrote. She adds that she once tried to dye her hair blue, but her mother forced her to change it back to blond using cheap hair dye bought from a drugstore.

Ivanka also says that she was "distraught" following the death of Kurt Cobain.

"Mom had no idea who Kurt Cobain was, and she sympathized only so much," she wrote. "After twenty-four hours of my crying inconsolably in my room, alone -- major melodrama -- Mom had to pull me out of there to go down for dinner.

However, many on social media aren't buying Ivanka's punk credentials -- for one, Nirvana is more grunge than punk. "Ivanka saying she had a punk phase [because] she was into Nirvana is like Taylor Swift saying she had a goth phase [because] she was into Avril Lavigne," wrote one Twitter user.

Additionally, people have poked holes in Ivanka's hair dye story, pointing out that it's highly unlikely that you'd be able to change your hair from blue to blond simply with cheap drugstore hair dye.

The Nirvana Twitter page also shared the excerpt, writing in the caption, "Ivanka Trump Nirvana Fan!!!!"

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Ivanka Trump Nirvana Fan!!!! https://t.co/j100kONpdx via @thecut

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Credit: Chapman BaehlerAfter premiering on HBO earlier this year, the Eagles of Death Metal documentary Nos Amis (Our Friends) will be available on Blu-ray and DVD December 1.

Directed by Colin Hanks, Nos Amis explores the aftermath of the November 2015 terrorist attack on the band's show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, and their eventual return to the French capital the following February. The film includes interviews with Eagles of Death Metal co-founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, and also examines their deep friendship. 

Bono and The Edge, who invited EODM on stage during U2's concert in Paris just weeks after the attack, are also interviewed in the film.

Eagles of Death Metal are currently on tour with Mastodon.

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Mark Horton/WireImageThe Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie died Tuesday night following a nearly two-year battle with brain cancer. He was 53.

"Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by," reads a statement from the Downie family, posted to The Hip's website Wednesday.

Beloved in their native Canada, The Tragically Hip is perhaps best known in the U.S. for their single "Courage," which appeared on their 1992 album, Fully Completely. The band released a total of 13 studio albums, the most recent of which was 2016's Man Machine Poem. Downie himself released five solo albums, with a sixth, Introduce Yerself, set to arrive later this month on October 27.

Following the reveal of Downie's diagnosis, the Hip embarked on a final tour, which concluded August 2016 with a show in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario.

"There will never be another one like you, Gord," tweeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who attended the final concert. "Rest in peace my friend."

"Thank you everyone for all the respect, admiration and love you have given Gord throughout the years," the Downie family statement reads. "Those tender offerings touched his heart and he takes them with him now as he walks among the stars."

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UMeNo Doubt's 1992 self-titled debut album celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and to celebrate the milestone, the band is reissuing the record on vinyl for the first time on November 10.

Arriving during the height of the angst-ridden grunge era, No Doubt was an upbeat album that combined elements of new wave, ska and pop. While it was considered a commercial failure at the time of its release, the album helped No Doubt cultivate a following in the local Southern California scene and lay the groundwork for their eventual break-out with 1995's Tragic Kingdom.

No Doubt has released a total of six studio albums, the most recent of which is 2012's Push and Shove. Earlier this year, bassist Tony Kanal told ABC Radio that the band is on "indefinite hiatus."

In the meantime, Gwen Stefani continues to release music as a solo artist, while the rest of No Doubt -- Kanal, guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young -- teamed up with AFI's Davey Havok to form the band Dreamcar.

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Courtesy of Record Store DayThanksgiving is approaching and so is the 2017 edition of Record Store Day's Black Friday event, held this year on November 24. As usual, a wide variety of cool limited-edition vinyl discs will be available in independent record stores, including releases from Chris Cornell, Dan Auerbach and Death from Above.

The late Cornell's release will be a 12-inch EP titled Poncier, named after Matt Dillon's character in the 1992 grunge rom-com Singles. The five-song collection, featuring the track "Seasons," will be available on vinyl and cassette -- with artwork by Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament--  for the first time on Record Store Day Black Friday.

Auerbach's contribution is a seven-inch single with a new song called "Cellophane Angel," as well as tracks from two of his collaborators: Sonny Smith and Robert Finley.

Death from Above is releasing a seven-inch clear vinyl single featuring the song "Freeze Me"-- the lead single from the band's new album Outrage! Is Now -- plus a new track called "Keep It Real Dumb."

Other artists releasing vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday include Anthrax, Cold War Kids, Gorillaz, Gary Clark Jr., Iggy Pop, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Black Label Society, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Gone Is Gone, The Kills, At the Drive-In, Fleet Foxes and Sublime.

Check out the full list at RecordStoreDay.com.

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BMGMorrissey has premiered the video for "Spent the Day in Bed," the lead single from his forthcoming album, Low in High School.

The clip stars English pro soccer player Joey Barton, who pushes Morrissey around in a wheelchair as he sings the political tune. You can watch the video now on YouTube.

Low in High School will be released November 17. Morrissey will kick off a North American tour in support of the album October 31 in Portland, Oregon -- provided, of course, that the singer doesn't cancel.

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Blackened RecordingsMetallica has shared an early demo of "Master of Puppets," which will be included on the band's forthcoming deluxe box set reissue of their iconic 1986 album. You can download the track now via digital outlets.

Recorded in June 1985, the "Master of Puppets" demo is a rawer version of the song, and feels more like a track from Metallica's first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning.

The deluxe Master of Puppets album reissue will be released on November 10. Metallica's also working on reissues of the next two albums in their discography: 1988's ...And Justice for All and 1991's self-titled record, aka The Black Album.

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Credit: C Flanigan/WireImageAfter saying she was sexually harassed by a "Danish director" while working on a movie, Bjork has shared a detailed account of her experience on the set.

In a Facebook post, the musician says the unnamed director would wrap his arms around her after each take and "stroked me sometimes for minutes against my wishes." 

"When after 2 months of this I said he had to stop the touching, he exploded and broke a chair in front of everyone on set," Bjork writes. She adds that the director would whisper "sexual offers from him with graphic descriptions, sometimes with his wife standing next to us."

Bjork says that the situation intensified further while filming in Sweden, when the director "threatened to climb from his room's balcony over to mine in the middle of the night with a clear sexual intention, while his wife was in the room next door."

While Bjork doesn't reveal the identity of the director, she's only worked with one Danish filmmaker: Lars von Trier, on the 2000 film Dancer in the Dark.  Bjork writes in her post that the unnamed director's producer would leak false stories to the press in order to sully her reputation, including that she ripped up and ate pieces of her wardrobe during filming.

"I have never eaten a shirt," Bjork writes on Facebook, referring the story. "Not sure that is even possible."

"I didn't comply or agree on being sexually harassed. That was then portrayed as me being difficult," Bjork concludes. "If being difficult is standing up to being treated like that, I'll own it."

In response to Bjork's initial allegations, von Trier's assistant told Rolling Stone, "Lars declines the accusations Bjork has made, but doesn't wish to comment any further."

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Credit: Brad EltermanThe new age of MGMT has begun -- specifically, a "Little Dark Age." That's the name of the band's new song, the first preview of their first album in over four years.

You can grab "Little Dark Age" now via digital platforms. The song is accompanied by creepy, puritanical video, which is streaming now on YouTube.

"Little Dark Age" is also the title track from the new album, which is due out early 2018. The band's last album was their 2013 self-titled effort.

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UMeThe NOW compilation series keeps on trucking, and the next edition will feature Imagine Dragons.

The band's single "Thunder" is included on NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 64, which will arrive on November 3. The 16-track collections also features hits from Maroon 5, Childish Gambino, Sam Smith, Pink and Katy Perry, among others.

Additionally, because it's never too early to feel nostalgic, the NOW series is also releasing NOW That’s What I Call the 00s. On that album, also due November 3, you'll find Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin Down," Hoobastank's "The Reason," and pop smashes like Britney Spears' "Oops, I Did It Again," Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and 'NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye."

Imagine Dragons are currently on tour in support of their new album Evolve, which includes the singles "Thunder," "Believer" and "Whatever It Takes." Fall Out Boy, meanwhile, kicks of a tour in support of their forthcoming album Mania this Friday, October 20 in Cleveland.

Here are the NOW album track lists:

NOW That's What I Call Music! 64
Charlie Puth -- "Attention"
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber -- "Despacito (Remix)"
Shawn Mendes -- "There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back"
Sam Hunt -- "Body Like a Back Road"
Liam Payne ft. Quavo -- "Strip It Down"
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean -- "Feels"
Maroon 5 ft. SZA -- "What Lovers Do"
French Montana ft. Swae Lee -- "Unforgettable"
Childish Gambino -- "Redbone"
Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid -- "1-800-273-8255"
Sam Smith -- "Too Good at Goodbyes"
Kesha -- "Praying"
P!nk -- "What About Us"
Bruno Mars -- "Versace on the Floor"
ZAYN ft. Sia -- "Dusk to Dawn"
Imagine Dragons -- "Thunder"

NOW Presents What's Next
Barns Courtney -- "Golden Dandelions"
DaniLeigh -- "Play"
Moon Taxi -- "Two High"
The Accidentals -- "Odyssey"
Billie Eilish -- "Ocean Eyes"
Molly Kate -- "Footprints"

NOW That's What I Call the 00s
Nelly -- "Hot in Herre "
Flo Rida ft. T-Pain -- "Low"
Joe ft. Mystikal -- "Stutter (Double Take Remix)"
Destiny’s Child -- "Independent Women Pt. 1"
Britney Spears -- "Oops, I Did It Again"
Black Eyed Peas -- "I Gotta Feeling"
Katy Perry -- "I Kissed A Girl"
Lady Gaga -- "Poker Face"
Nelly Furtado -- "Promiscuous"
Maroon 5 -- "This Love"
Santana ft. Rob Thomas -- "Smooth"
NSYNC -- "Bye Bye Bye"
Kelly Clarkson -- "Since U Been Gone"
Miley Cyrus -- "Party in the USA"
Plain White Ts -- "Hey There Delilah"
The Fray -- "How to Save a Life"
Hoobastank -- "The Reason"
Fall Out Boy -- "Sugar, We’re Goin Down"

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BMGFollowing last Friday's teaser, A Perfect Circle has officially premiered "The Doomed," the first song to be released from the band's forthcoming new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2004's eMOTIVe. The heavy, political track is available now via digital platforms.

"Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe," says frontman Maynard James Keenan. "A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder."

"Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment," adds guitarist Billy Howerdel. "We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we're on."

The new album is due out in 2018. In the meantime, A Perfect Circle will launch a fall North American tour this Saturday, October 21 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

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Credit: Jeff ForneyEarlier this month, Avenged Sevenfold announced that a deluxe version of their album The Stage, featuring a host of covers and live tracks, will arrive on December 15. That's a whole lot more notice than the band gave us for the original release of The Stage, which arrived by surprise overnight last October.

Reflecting on the surprise release strategy a year later, frontman M. Shadows feels that his band "definitely dropped the ball in terms of the casual fan."

"Do I think it was a good strategy for the casual fan? No, it was horrible for the casual fan," Shadows tells ABC Radio. "Most casual fans don't even know about it, or they've written it off as...'Why would you release a record secretly? It must not be good.' And we weren't expecting that at all."

The Stage debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 with 72,000 copies sold -- not exactly the barnstorming numbers A7X was hoping for, but still solid for a rock band in 2016. And while they might not have converted any casual fans, Shadows was happy to see that The Stage really connected with the hardcore Avenged Sevenfold follower.

"I haven't seen a more excited core group of fans...ever," Shadows remembers of The Stage release week. "So I think in terms of solidifying our core fan base, like, the fans that really are engaged with Avenged Sevenfold, it couldn't have been better for them."

Still, Shadows probably wouldn't do the surprise release over again.

"If we were to do it over, I would've tried to do something that encompasses the casual fan that's not living and breathing what bands like us are doing," he says. 

Avenged Sevenfold will launch a North American tour in support of The Stage in January.

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Loma Vista RecordingsMarilyn Manson has another top 10 album on his hands. The shock-rocker's new effort Heaven Upside Down arrives at number eight on this week's Billboard 200 with a total of 35,000 equivalent album units sold.

Heaven Upside Down gives Manson a total of eight top 10 albums on the Billboard 200. He's also topped the chart twice: once with 1998's Mechanical Animals and again with 2003's The Golden Age of Grotesque.

Manson is currently recovering after a large gun-shaped prop fell on him during a show in New York City September 30. With his leg in a cast, the musician rescheduled his October tour dates for next January and February. He's scheduled to return to the stage November 5 to play Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.

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ABC/Randy HolmesProphets of Rage have shared the video for "Strength in Numbers," a track from the rap-rock supergroup's self-titled debut album. The clip is streaming now via the band's Facebook.

In the video, the Prophets show their support for the NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality -- a movement started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"ALMOST anything can be built or toppled with a collective force," says vocalist Chuck D. "A movement is never about an individual. On the opposition [to] Colin Kaepernick in today's sports world, we ask 'is it the KNEE or is it The NEGRO?'"

The video also includes nature footage of animals working together overcome obstacles, exemplifying the phrase "Strength in Numbers."

Prophets of Rage will play the Voodoo and Ozzfest festivals later this fall, and they'll launch a European tour in November.

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Marc Broussely/RedfernsLike an avalanche coming down the mountain, Butthole Surfers are planning their return. The band, perhaps best known for their 1996 hit "Pepper," tells Rolling Stone they've begun work on their ninth studio album, their first since 2001's Weird Revolution.

"It has never been done. No one has put out a decent record 35 year[s years into their career]," says frontman Gibby Haynes. "Well, except for Johnny Cash. But we're not Johnny Cash. It's gonna be a tough road to do a record that's presentable. It's really gonna be hard...but, given that, looking forward to it!"

The new album will feature founding members Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary, plus longtime drummer and bassist King Coffey and Jeff Pinkus, respectively.

Speaking about the sound of the new material, Coffey says, "It's like noise with...just throbbing beats to it."

"We're not in a position like a lot of other bands," says Haynes. "Like, take Metallica. God bless 'em, I love Metallica. But all they gotta do is put out another Metallica record. The same thing with Foo Fighters. That's all they gotta do is put out another Foo Fighters record. 'Cause, I mean, they've got a sound. Or, they've got a song."

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it," he continues. "But, I guess we're just continually broken and in a struggle to fix it. So, it's gonna be a wild one."

The new Butthole Surfers album is due out next summer.

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ABC/Andrea McCallinThe legend of Dave Grohl continues grow with the Foo Fighters frontman's latest act of kindness.

A young fan named Sabryn saw the Foos live in Washington, D.C., last week, despite having to walk with crutches due to an injury. When she met Grohl backstage, the musician noticed the crutches, so he brought out his own orthopedic surgeon, who helped him recover from his broken leg.

"Dave brought [the doctor] out once he saw that I was on crutches, and that's when his doctor mentioned that I was supposed to wear a shoe with my brace," Sabryn tells Alternative Press. "I told him that my shoes didn't fit over it because it's pretty big and my shoes are kinda small. So Dave said, 'You need one of my big high tops!' and I laughed it off."

But Grohl wasn't kidding -- he ran back to his dressing room and grabbed an extra shoe to give to her.

"I wore it for the rest of the night after Dave told me to put it on," Sabryn says. "It's definitely one of the coolest things to ever happen, and probably the funniest."

Dave and Foo Fighters are currently on tour in support of their new album, Concrete and Gold.

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tonight dave grohls orthopedic doctor told me if i didn't put a shoe on my foot it wouldn't get better. so dave gave me one of his shoes? pic.twitter.com/updeujumtx

— sabryn (@sabrynsucks) October 13, 2017

 

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