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ABC/Randy HolmesImagine Dragons will be showing off their gaming skills at the inaugural Metarama, a new festival combining the world of video games and esports with music.

Dan Reynolds and company won't be performing at the event -- rather, they're making a "gaming only" appearance. In doing so, they'll be raising money for their childhood cancer charity, the Tyler Robinson Foundation.

Among the artists that will be performing at Metarama include Grouplove, Marshmello and Snoop Dogg, among others. The festival will also feature appearances from a number of high-profile video game figures, such as Ninja.

Metarama takes place October 19-20 in Las Vegas. For more info, visit MetaramaFestival.com.

Imagine Dragons previously collaborated with the gaming world when they released the song "Warriors" in 2014 for the League of Legends World Championships. They've also invested in esports companies.

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FoxThe teens: they love Billie Eilish.

The 17-year-old phenom is up for three awards at the 2019 Teen Choice awards: Choice Female Artist, Choice Breakout Artist and Choice Song: Female Artist for "bad guy."

As for the rock-specific categories, Panic! at the Disco, Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, Cage the Elephant, lovelytheband and AJR are nominated for Choice Rock Artist.

The nominees for Choice Rock Song are "Hey Look Ma, I Made It" by Panic!, "Natural" by Imagine Dragons, "Ready to Let Go" by Cage, "These Are My Friends" by lovelytheband, "100 Bad Days" by AJR and "Joy" by Bastille.

Meanwhile, Panic! is up for Choice Music Group, and "Hey Look Ma" is nominated for Choice Song: Group, along with ID's "Bad Liar."

Additionally, Bastille's song with Marshmello, "Happier," is included the Choice Electronic/Dance Song category, and Brendon Urie's collaboration with Taylor Swift, "ME!", will compete for the Choice Song: Female Artist and Choice Pop Song.

Teen Choice 2019 airs Sunday, August 11 on Fox. To view the whole list of nominees and vote for your favorites, visit TeenChoice.VoteNow.tv.

Here are a selection of the nominees:

Choice Female Artist
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Halsey
Lauren Jauregui
Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
5 Seconds of Summer
Jonas Brothers
Panic! at the Disco
PRETTYMUCH
The Chainsmokers
Why Don’t We

Choice Rock Artist
AJR
Cage the Elephant
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband
Panic! at the Disco
Twenty One Pilots

Choice Rock Song
AJR -- “100 Bad Days”
Panic! at the Disco -- “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Bastille -- “Joy”
Imagine Dragons -- “Natural”
Cage the Elephant -- “Ready To Let Go”
lovelytheband -- “These Are My Friends”

Choice Song: Female Artist
Ariana Grande -- “7 rings”
Billie Eilish -- “bad guy”
Lauren Jauregui -- “Expectations”
Taylor Swift (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco) -- “ME!”
Katy Perry -- “Never Really Over”
Halsey -- “Nightmare”

Choice Song: Group
Imagine Dragons -- “Bad Liar”
BLACKPINK -- “DDU-DU DDU-DU”
5 Seconds of Summer -- “Easier”
Panic! at the Disco -- “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Jonas Brothers -- “Sucker”
Why Don’t We -- “8 Letters”

Choice Breakout Artist
Billie Eilish
HRVY
Juice WRLD
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
ROSALÍA

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ABC/Randy HolmesBastille might be collaborating with Katy Perry, thanks to the wonder of social media.

It all started when one Twitter user shared a video of members of Bastille enthusing over Perry's new single, "Never Really Over," on a Dutch radio station. The pop star then saw the tweet, and reached out to Bastille with an idea to work together.

"Maaaaates pls hv ur ppl call my ppl or my ppl will call ur ppl lets make a chune," Perry said.

"Amazing," Bastille replied. "We'd bloody love to. We'll find some ppl to cold call your ppl and see if they pick up."

While we wait for that, you can listen to Bastille's brand new album Doom Days, which dropped last Friday. You can also watch them perform in New York City's Central Park on Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series, airing this Friday on ABC.

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ABC/Randy HolmesSpoon has announced a new best-of compilation titled Everything Hits at Once. The 13-track collection is due out July 26.

"The idea of doing a best-of came to us a couple times," says frontman Britt Daniel. "First I wasn't sure how I felt about it, but at some point I remembered that when I got my first Cure record, it was Standing on a Beach. When I got my first New Order record, it was Substance."

"That was how I met those bands," he adds. "I moved backwards from there but I still listen to those comps. I love a greatest hits LP when it's done well. It can be a thing unto itself."

In addition to tracks that span 2001's Girls Can Tell to 2017's Hot Thoughts, Everything Hits at Once also includes a brand new single called "No Bullets Spent," which is available now for digital download.

Spoon will spend their summer opening for Cage the Elephant and Beck's co-headlining tour, which kicks off July 11 in Ridgefield, Washington.

Here's the Everything Hits at Once track list:

"I Turn My Camera On"
"Do You"
"Don’t You Evah"
"Inside Out"
"The Way We Get By"
"The Underdog"
"Hot Thoughts"
"I Summon You"
"Rent I Pay"
"You Got Yr Cherry Bomb"
"Got Nuffin"
"Everything Hits at Once"
"No Bullets Spent"

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Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesFrances Bean Cobain is continuing to follow in the footsteps of her parents.

The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love has revealed that new music from her is "coming soonish." Over the past year, Frances, who's largely shied away from the music world in favor of visual art for much of her life, has been sharing clips of original songs on her Instagram.

"Thanks for the continued interest and words of encouragement," Cobain writes in a new post. "I see them all and they make my heart full."

She also shared a clip of another new track, which she describes as a "very sad song."

Cobain released a snippet of her first original song in April 2018, on the night before the 24th anniversary of her father's death.

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Sumerian RecordsSleeping with Sirens will release a new album called How It Feels to Be Lost on September 6.

The first preview of the upcoming record is a single called "Leave It All Behind," and features SWS returning to the heavier sound of their earlier material after flirting with a poppier style on 2017's Gossip and the single "Legends." You can download "Leave It All Behind" now via digital outlets.

How It Feels to Be Lost also includes a song called "Never Enough," featuring Good Charlotte's Benji Madden.

Sleeping with Sirens will be touring the U.S. this summer as part of the Disrupt Festival.

Here's the How It Feels to Be Lost track list:

"Leave It All Behind"
"Never Enough" feat. Benji Madden
"How It Feels to Be Lost"
"Agree to Disagree"
"Ghost"
"Blood Lines"
"Break Me Down"
"Another Nightmare"
"P.S. Missing You"
"Medicine (Devil in My Head)"
"Dying to Believe"

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Credit: Shervin Lainez If you've been havin' dreams, then it might be time to catch SHAED on tour.

The "Trampoline" trio has announced a fall headlining run, which kicks off September 30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and stretches into November. Visit ShaedBand.com for ticket info.

SHAED has been working on a full-length debut album, which is due out later this year. It will follow the group's 2018 EP MELT, which features the number-one Billboard Alternative single "Trampoline."

Here are SHAED's headlining tour dates:

9/30 -- Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
10/6 -- Toronto, ON, Velvet Lounge
10/8 -- Boston, MA, The Sinclair
10/9 -- New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
10/10 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
10/13 -- Columbus, OH, A&R Music Bar
10/15 -- Nashville, TN, Exit/In
10/16 -- Atlanta, GA, Vinyl
10/19 -- Dallas, TX, Club Dada
10/20 -- Austin, TX, Antone’s Nightclub
10/22 -- Kansas City, MO, RecordBar
10/24 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
11/2 -- San Francisco, CA, The Independent
11/6 -- Vancouver, ON, Fortune Sound Club

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Atlantic Records UKDeath Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Biffy Clyro and Manchester Orchestra all appear on an upcoming tribute album to the Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit.

The collection is titled Tiny Changes, and is due out July 12. It features covers of songs from Frightened Rabbit's 2008 album The Midnight Organ Fight to celebrate that project's 10th anniversary. Biffy Clyro's version of the song "The Modern Leper" is available now for digital download.

The album also serves as a tribute to late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison, who died May 2018 at age 36. In a statement, the surviving band members explain that Hutchison had been working on putting together the project prior to his death.

"This a celebration of a record that connected thousands of people to Scott and connected thousands of people to each other," the statement reads. "Ten years on, it is still managing to do it."

Other artists who contribute to Tiny Changes include CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry, The National's Aaron Dessner, The Twilight Sad and The Hold Steady's Craig Finn.

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ABC/Randy HolmesCatfish and the Bottlemen have announced a fall U.S. headlining tour.

The run kicks off September 24 in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will come to a close October 10 in St. Augustine, Florida. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. local time via CatfishandtheBottlemen.com.

Catfish will be touring in support of their new album The Balance, which dropped in April. The record features the lead single "Longshot," which peaked at number two on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.

Here are Catfish and the Bottlemen's fall U.S. tour dates:

9/24 -- Raleigh, NC, The Ritz
9/26 -- New York, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
9/29 -- Washington, DC, The Anthem
10/1 -- Richmond, VA, The National
10/2 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogart’s
10/5 -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
10/7 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
10/8 -- Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
10/10 -- St. Augustine, FL, Backyard Stage at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

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ABC/Randy HolmesToday's a good day to be a Cold War Kids fan.

The band has dropped new new songs -- "Complainer" and "4th of July" -- and announced a fall North American headlining tour.

The new tunes, both of which are available now for digital download, follow Cold War Kids' 2017 album, L.A. Divine. As frontman Nathan Willet tells Apple Music's Beats 1, the band's next album will be titled New Age Norms, and will be released in three eight-song volumes. "Complainer" and "4th of July" will both appear on the first volume.

As for the tour, that begins October 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will wrap November 22 in Santa Cruz, California. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21 via ColdWarKids.com.

Here are the Cold War Kids tour dates:

10/4 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
10/5 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/8 -- Oklahoma City, OK, The Jones Assembly
10/9 -- Dallas, TX, The Rustic
10/10 -- Houston, TX, The Rustic
10/11 -- San Antonio, The Rustic
10/12 -- El Paso, TX, El Paso Forever Fall Benefit
10/14 -- Santa Fe, NM, Meow Wolf
11/14 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren
11/15 -- San Diego, CA, The Observatory North Park
11/16 -- Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
11/17 -- San Luis Obispo, CA, Fremont Theater
11/18 -- Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
11/20 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
11/22 -- Santa Cruz, CA, The Catalyst

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ABC/Randy HolmesTom Morello has no time for onstage selfies, as one fan learned the hard way.

During a recent solo show in Chicago, the Rage Against the Machine guitarist invited the crowd to join him on stage. However, one fan decided to take one extra step, and held up his phone for a selfie attempt with the musician. In response, Morello took the phone out of the fan's hand and threw it into the crowd.

"Put a phone in my face onstage and I'll throw it," Morello tweeted alongside video of the incident. He also added the hashtag #LiveintheMoment.

Morello later clarified that he specifically told fans he'd throw their phones if they attempted an onstage selfie.

"When you invite guests to YOUR stage and CLEARLY TELL THEM 'if you stick a cell phone in my face I WILL THROW IT' and then their uncontrollable entitled selfie urges overcome their sense of reason they get their f***in phones thrown," he said. "Simple."

As for offstage selfies, though, Morello said he's for that "all day."

Oh, and don't worry. The fan got his phone back.

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Credit: Matty VogelBlink-182's Mark Hoppus and All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth have announced a September 13 release for their second Simple Creatures EP.

Speaking to Rock Sound, the duo said they wanted to drop the new EP on the next "Friday the 13th" that occurs this calendar year, because they're "spooky like that."  September is the next time the 13th falls on a Friday.

Hoppus also confirmed that Simple Creatures will be touring the U.S. this fall, presumably following Blink's massive summer co-headlining run with rapper Lil Wayne.

Simple Creatures dropped their debut EP, Strange Love, in March. They just released a new single called "Special" last week.

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ABC/Paula LoboX Ambassadors have premiered the video for "Hey Child," a track from the band's brand new album, Orion.

The clip stars frontman Sam Harris, who stands on the street of a city at night, singing to an old friend who's gotten into trouble. You can watch it now on YouTube.

Of the video, Harris simply says, "For a friend. Love, Sam."

Orion, the follow-up to 2015's "Renegades"-spawning VHS, dropped this past Friday, June 14. It also features the single "Boom."

X Ambassadors are playing a number of record release shows this week. They'll launch a full-scale U.S. tour in support of Orion in October.

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Credit: Anthony MarchitielloRancid has announced a fall North American headlining tour.

The Bay Area punk legends will hit the road starting September 14 in Pittsburgh, and will wrap things up September 28 in Denver. The bill will also feature Pennywise on all dates, as well as bands including Suicidal Tendencies and The English Beat for select shows.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. local time via RancidRancid.com.

Rancid will be touring in continued support of their latest album, 2017's Trouble Maker.

Here are Rancid's tour dates:

9/14 -- Pittsburgh, PA, The Lots at Sandcastle
9/15 -- Worcester, MA, The Palladium
9/17 -- Toronto, ON, Rebel
9/18 -- Detroit, MI, Masonic Temple Theatre
9/19 -- Cleveland, OH, The Agora Theatre
9/21 -- Baltimore, MD, MECU Pavilion
9/22 -- Philadelphia, PA, Skyline Stage @ The Mann
9/26 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues
9/27 -- Salt Lake City, UT The Union
9/28 -- Denver, CO, The Ogden Theatre

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ABC/Randy HolmesQueens of the Stone Age have shared their support for Pride Month and the LGBTQ community and, in doing so, revealed the intention behind the band's name.

"Remember, it's still pride month!" the "No One Knows" rockers write in an Instagram post. "Do something wonderful for someone today! Something you'll be proud of!!"

The band then adds, "Remember, the name QUEENS of the Stone Age was designed to weed certain people out."

"If you feel plucked like a weed by this fact, then it's because you are plucked," they write. "Now, go, run along & pluck yourself."

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Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesMotion City Soundtrack is officially back together.

The "Everything Is Alright" rockers, who'd been broken up since 2016, have announced a reunion tour, beginning with a New Year's Eve show in Chicago. The trek will then continue into 2020 and wrap with a hometown show at Minneapolis on an unknown date at a TBA venue.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21 via MotionCitySoundtrack.com.

MCS announced their breakup in March 2016 after releasing six albums, the last of which was 2015's Panic Station. They embarked on a farewell tour later that year, which concluded with an epic, nearly 40-song set in Chicago.

Here are Motion City Soundtrack's reunion tour dates:

12/31 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues
1/2 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
1/3 -- Detroit, MI, Saint Andrews
1/4 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Roxian Theatre
1/6 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
1/7 -- Huntington, NY, Paramount
1/8 -- New York, NY, Webster Hall
1/10 -- Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
1/11 -- Philadelphia, PA, Fillmore
1/12 -- Silver Spring, MD, Fillmore
1/14 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre
1/15 -- Orlando, FL, House of Blues
1/16 -- Nashville, TN, Cannery Ballroom
1/18 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues
1/20 -- Denver, CO, Summit
1/22 -- Phoenix, AZ, Van Buren
1/23 -- Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
1/24 -- Los Angeles, CA, Novo
1/25 -- Berkeley, CA, OC Theatre
1/27 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
1/28 -- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre
TBA -- Minneapolis, MN, TBA

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCLorde has confirmed that she's working on her next album.

In a since-expired Instagram Story, captured by the @LordeDaily fan account, the New Zealand singer-songwriter reveals that her third record, the follow-up to 2017's Melodrama, is "in the oven."

Lorde made the announcement on the two-year anniversary of the Grammy-nominated album Melodrama, which spawned the lead single "Green Light." In the post, she thanked fans for their support of the album.

"Want to say thank you for how you took that record and made it your own," she wrote. "Swells my damn heart thinking about your love for it and your willingness to go there with me and to dance the way we did together."

Last November, Lorde  said she hadn't yet "started properly" on the new album, but had "little bits" of ideas forming. She added that she'd be "keeping it simple" with the the material, which would likely be more piano-based.

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Credit: Alex LakeRadiohead frontman Thom Yorke will hit the road this fall on a North American solo tour.

The headlining outing begins September 26 in Laval, Quebec, and will come to a close October 29 in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21 via Radiohead's WasteHeadquarters.com website.

According to a press release, Yorke will be playing material from his two solo albums -- 2006's The Eraser and 2014's Tomorrow's Modern Boxes -- and from the Atoms for Peace record Amok, as well as "new and unreleased material." Cryptic advertisements seemingly teasing new Yorke music have started to pop up around the world, including in London and Milan.

Yorke is also playing at this year's Austin City Limits festival.

Here are Thom Yorke's North American tour dates:

9/26 -- Laval, QC, Place Bell
9/27 -- Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
9/29 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
9/30 -- Columbus, OH, Express Live!
10/4 -- Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/6 -- Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre
10/9 -- New Orleans, LA, Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts
10/11 -- Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/18 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre
10/20 -- Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
10/21 -- Vancouver, BC, Orpheum
10/22 -- Portland, OR, The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/25 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
10/26 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
10/29 -- Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre

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PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentGuns N' Roses has announced a new batch of North American headlining dates.

The fall trek kicks off September 25 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will wrap up with a two-night stand in Las Vegas held November 1-2.

Pre-sale for members of the GN'R fan club Nightrain begins this Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit GunsNRoses.com for all ticket info.

The newly added dates make up the latest leg of the Guns N' Roses Not in This Lifetime reunion tour, which first kicked off in 2016 when Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan got back together for the first time in nearly 25 years.

In addition to the headlining shows, you can also catch Guns at this fall's Louder than Life, Austin City Limits, Exit 111 and Voodoo festivals.

Here are Guns N' Roses' new headlining tour dates:

9/25 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
10/1 -- Jacksonville, Florida, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
10/7 -- Wichita, KS, Intrust Bank Arena
10/15 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/23 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/29 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
11/1 -- Las Vegas, NV, Colosseum at Caesars Palace
11/2 -- Las Vegas, NV, Colosseum at Caesars Palace

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ABC/Nicole WilderThis Friday, The Raconteurs will return with Help Us Stranger, their first album in a decade. Since their last record, 2008's Consolers of the Lonely, it's safe to say that the music industry has changed quite a bit. But that didn't change the Jack White-led band's approach to their sound.

"We do recognize that rock 'n roll is out of favor at the moment," co-vocalist/guitarist Brendan Benson tells Billboard. "But it was more of a reason to make a rock 'n roll record -- it had to be done. It's not like we would change everything up and make some sort of Twenty One Pilots record."

"It falls back to the idea of, 'What's the thing I don't see on the record shelf that I want to? The thing I want to buy, the thing I want to listen to?'" White adds. "That's the record we made -- the thing we're not hearing."

In addition to the new record, The Raconteurs, whose lineup also include bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler, made their live return this year as well.

"It was a little rough," Benson says of their first show back together. "But it felt good. It was just one of those moments where afterward, we were all very exhilarated and stoked about the future."

The future includes the Help Us Stranger release on June 21, and a North American tour that kicks off in July and stretches into October.

"If I had my pick of everybody I knew, these are the three guys I wanted to start a band with," says White. "We all came from nothing -- everyone was just passionate."

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