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ABC/Randy HolmesMumford & Sons have premiered a new song that's actually not all that new.

The track, titled "Blind Leading the Blind," dates back to 2016, when the folk rockers debuted it live. They've performed it numerous times live since and had meant to include it on their new album, Delta, but didn't finish it in time.

Finally, an official studio version of "Blind Leading the Blind" has arrived. You can download it now via digital outlets.

Mumford & Sons recently wrapped a U.S. tour in support of Delta. They launch a tour of Asia in November.

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Capitol RecordsBeck's video for his new song "Uneventful Days" has a cast that's anything but uneventful.

The clip, streaming now on YouTube, features Avengers actress Tessa Thompson and her Westworld co-star, Evan Rachel Wood, as well as Alia Shawkat from Arrested Development.

The video, which was directed by Blood Orange musician Dev Hynes, includes several references to past Beck visuals. For example, Thompson's cowboy outfit mirrors Beck's get-up in his "Devils Haircut" video, while Wood's red shirt with white fringes nods to the "Sexx Laws" video.

"Uneventful Days" appears on Beck's forthcoming album, Hyperspace, the follow-up to 2017's Colors. The new record, which features the previously released single "Saw Lightning," arrives November 22.

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Allen Berezovsky/Getty ImagesCongratulations are in order for Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who's now a married man.

The musician revealed the news Tuesday in an Instagram post featuring a photo of him and his wife, fashion designer Melody Ehsani.

"My life has changed forever and I am eternally humble and grateful," Flea wrote in the caption. "The person who sees all of me and knows who I am."

Ehsani also shared an Instagram post announcing the news, writing, "This weekend I got to marry my best friend. Surely, my best collaboration to date."

Flea's previously been married once, and was engaged another time.

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ABC/Randy HolmesThe Revivalists have launched a new charity organization called Rev Causes.

According to a statement from the band, the fund will benefit the "essential work of organizations dedicated to reviving and investing in our communities, our health, and our environment."

"Rev Causes is kind of like our music," the group says. "It comes from a lot of different places and covers a lot of ground, but ultimately, it's all about what we believe in."

In conjunction with the launch of Rev Causes, The Revivalists have announced a 2020 tour, running from February 28 in Mashantucket, Connecticut to March 21 in New York City.

For every ticket sold on the tour, $1 will be donated to a number of organizations supported by Rev Causes: Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Songs for Kids Foundation and Upturn Arts.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 25 at 10 a.m. local time via TheRevivalists.com.

You can also catch The Revivalists on the small screen next month when they make two TV appearances. The band's episode of Austin City Limits airs November 2 on PBS, and they'll perform on an episode of CBS' NCIS: New Orleans November 19.

Here are The Revivalists' 2020 tour dates:

2/28 -- Mashantucket, CT, The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
2/29 -- Washington, DC, The Anthem
3/3 -- Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/4 -- Harrisburg, PA, Harrisburg University
3/6 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore
3/7 -- Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall
3/10 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
3/11 -- Madison, WI, The Sylvee
3/13 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Fillmore
3/14 -- Chicago, IL, Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
3/18 -- Norfolk, VA, The NorVa
3/20 -- Bensalem, PA, XCite Center at Parx Casino
3/21 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall

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Credit: Matty VogelSimple Creatures are teasing a video for "One Little Lie," a track from the Blink-182/All Time Low duo's new EP, Everything Opposite.

The project's Twitter feed shared a photo Tuesday of what certainly looks like a film set, along with the caption, "One Little Lie."

The "One Little Lie" video will follow the deeply unsettling "Thanks, I Hate It" clip, which spliced Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth's faces into famous infomercials.

Everything Opposite, the second Simple Creatures EP, was released earlier this month. The band will play a pair of Southern California headlining shows in November.

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ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Pop has definitely led an eventful life -- a life that included smoking things that were not meant to be smoked.

Speaking on the U.K.'s The Jonathan Ross Show, Iggy revealed that he attempted to smoke spider webs in an effort to get high when he was younger.

"You gotta start somewhere," the Godfather of Punk laughed.

When asked if smoking spider webs was a "pleasant" experience, Pop replied with an emphatic "no."

"They were harsh," he declared.

Pop's new album, Free, is out now.

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ABC/Randy HolmesBillie Eilish has started working on new music, according to her brother/producer/collaborator, Finneas.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1, Finneas says that he and his sister are "deep into the creative process on new material, for sure."

Before that material arrives, though, the duo will embark on a U.S. arena tour starting in March in continued support of Eilish's debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? 

"This is an album that we really love to play live," Finneas says. "It's continued to grow and that's been a great blessing."

Finneas, meanwhile, just dropped a new EP of his own, Blood Harmony.

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Credit: Magdalena WosinskaA new The 1975 song is dropping this week.

The U.K. band will release a track called "Frail State of Mind" this Thursday, October 24. It'll appear on the upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form, due out February 21.

"Frail State of Mind" will be the third Notes track to be released, following "People" and the song "The 1975."

Notes on a Conditional Form is the follow-up to The 1975's 2018 album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationship.

The 1975 will launch a U.S. headlining tour November 16 in Camden, New Jersey.

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Marilyn Nieves/iStockAll is not well on Ocean Avenue.

Yellowcard has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against rapper Juice WRLD, Billboard reports. The complaint alleges that Juice's 2018 breakout single, "Lucid Dreams," copies "melodic elements" from now-defunct Yellowcard's 2006 song, "Holly Wood Died."

"The high degree of objective similarity between the Original Work and the Infringing Work extends well beyond the possibility of coincidence and could only reasonably be the result of an act of copying," the suit reads, in part.

Juice WRLD is known as an "emo" rapper and has expressed his admiration for bands including Fall Out Boy. The complaint notes that Fall Out Boy's 2005 album, From Under the Cork Tree, was produced by Neal Avron, who also produced Yellowcard's 2006 album Lights and Sounds, which includes "Holly Wood Died."

"This was not a lawsuit the guys wanted to file," Yellowcard's attorney tells Billboard. "They put all of the parties on notice a long while ago and gave them every opportunity to try to resolve it. That notice was pretty much ignored leaving them with no real choice."

A rep for Juice WRLD could not be reached by Billboard.

The multi-platinum "Lucid Dreams" peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song already credits Sting, since it interpolates the Police frontman's 1993 solo song, "Shape of My Heart."

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ABC/Randy HolmesMumford & Sons are teasing a possible new song, but if you've seen them live recently, you may have already heard it.

The track, called "Blind Leading the Blind," originally made its live debut in 2016, but the band has never officially recorded or released it.  However, it seems that's about to change.

In a video posted to Twitter, you can hear a lo-fi recording of frontman Marcus Mumford saying, "Well, we finally got around to finishing a song that we wrote a few years ago," adding that the band didn't "finish it in time" to include on their latest album, 2018's Delta.

The video ends with #BLTB flashing across the screen, suggesting that an official version of "Blind Leading the Blind" is coming soon.

Mumford & Sons recently wrapped a U.S. tour in support of Delta. They launch a tour of Asia in November.

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Z2 Comics If you pre-ordered Yungblud's new The Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club graphic novel, you may notice something, well, off about the book.

Apparently, the first batch of novels to be printed misspelled Yungblud's name. On the spine of the book, the U.K. artist is referred to as "Yungblood," with two O's instead of a U.

Yungblud himself revealed the mistake in a video posted to Twitter. "They spelt my name wrong on the f***ing comic," he wrote, alongside multiple crying-laughing emojis.

Luckily, the mistake didn't seem to bother Yungblud too much, since he was more jazzed about the first run of books nearly selling out, requiring him to order more copies to keep up with the demand. Presumably, the new batch will have his name spelled correctly.

To accompany The Twisted Tales, Yungblud released a new EP titled The Underrated Youth, which is out now.

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ABC/Craig SjodinPearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at this year's Silverlake Conservatory of Music benefit concert, taking place November 2.

The annual event raises money for the Los Angeles-based music education program, which was co-founded by Chili Peppers bassist Flea.

The night will be hosted by comedian and Joker actor Marc Maron, and will also feature a performance from Silverlake's All-Star Band.

For more info, visit SilverlakeConservatory.org.

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ABC/Randy HolmesTom Morello's political activism has reached a galaxy far, far away.

The Rage Against the Machine guitarist received a Star Wars-themed token of support when he visited Disneyland in Anaheim, California over the weekend. While visiting the Cantina bar at the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge section of the park, a bartender gave him a pin featuring the logo of the heroic Rebel Alliance.

"The bartender leans over, sneakily gives me this, and whispers, 'It's not often we get a Resistance General in here. Thank you for your service,'" Morello tweeted, alongside a photo of the trinket. "I almost cried."

Though he's now a Star Wars general, Morello is probably better known for being a Trekker, having appeared in Star Trek titles on TV and the big screen. He has a cameo in the 1998 film Star Trek: Insurrection, and in an episode of the Star Trek: Voyager series.

Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

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Shanabelle/RCA Records Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and his band the Coattail Riders have released a new song called "Get the Money," the title track from the group's forthcoming album.

The tune features Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and vocals from The Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde. You can download it now via digital outlets.

McKagan, Walsh and Hynde are just three of the many guests featured the Get the Money album, along with Hawkins' Foo band mates Dave Grohl and Pat Smear, Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Heart's Nancy Wilson, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and country singer LeAnn Rimes.

The album's previously released single "Crossed the Line" features Grohl and current Yes vocalist Jon Davison.

You can hear all of the Get the Money guests when the album drops November 8.

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Mark Hill/HBOTrent Reznor and Atticus Ross' score for the new HBO Watchmen series will be released over three vinyl LPs.

The first volume will arrive on November 4, followed by Volume 2 on November 25 and Volume 3 on December 16. Each disc, which will be accompanied by Watchmen-inspired artwork and packaging, is available now for pre-order exclusively via Amazon for those in the United States.

International fans can pre-order the albums now via NIN.com.

Watchmen, inspired by the legendary 1987 graphic novel, premiered this past Sunday on HBO. It marks the latest scoring project from the Nine Inch Nails duo, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for their soundtrack for The Social Network, and a Grammy for the soundtrack for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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ABC/Randy HolmesDo you have the time...to listen to Shakira cover "Basket Case"?

Over the weekend, the "Hips Don't Lie" singer shared an Instagram video of herself performing a stripped-down, impromptu rendition of the Green Day classic, with her producer strumming an acoustic guitar.

"Me, being a basket case with my producer," she wrote in the caption.

The video caught the attention of Billie Joe Armstrong, who re-posted it along with a heart emoji and multiple exclamation marks. Shakira then responded in the comments with a heart of her own.

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt also replied to Shakira's original video with a heart, music note and "rock on" emoji.

While you ponder whether or not Shakira will perform "Basket Case" at the Super Bowl in February, you can listen to the punk trio's new songs "Father of All..." and "Fire, Ready, Aim," which will appear on their upcoming album Father of All..., due February 7.

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Credit: LeAnn MuellerTom DeLonge's To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science UFO research organization has announced a major partnership with a division of the United States military.

According to a press release, To the Stars has entered into a "Cooperative Research and Development Agreement" with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command.

"TTSA's technology solutions, which leverage developments in material science, space-time metric engineering, quantum physics, beamed energy propulsion and active camouflage have the potential to enhance survivability and effectiveness of multiple Army systems," the press release reads.

Dr. Joseph Cannon of U.S. Army Futures Command praised TTSA for its "transformational technologies" which can be used to "enhance our military ground system capabilities."

DeLonge, who, of course, used to be in Blink-182, launched the To the Stars Academy in October 2017. A December 2017 New York Times article revealed that the military intelligence official who led a secret Pentagon UFO investigation program had joined the organization.

This past May, DeLonge premiered a new UFO docu-series called Unidentified on History. Just last month, the U.S. Navy acknowledged for the first time three videos of alleged "unidentified aerial phenomena" that To the Stars had helped to unearth.

Meanwhile, DeLonge has been the road with his band Angels & Airwaves this fall, marking the group's first tour in seven years.

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ABC/Randy HolmesWhile fans were rightly confused last year when Warner Bros. announced plans to make a standalone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix AND a second Suicide Squad movie, apparently Suicide Squad star Jared Leto was livid.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman was "alienated and upset" that Todd Phillips' darker take on the comic villain was given the go-ahead with another actor.  And although his former rep denied it, Leto reportedly lobbied both his acting agency and his music manager to pressure Warner Bros. to pull the plug on the Joker movie.

Fast forward to the present: Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix has become a smash, and Leto isn't involved in the Suicide Squad sequel.

Not helping his case, arguably, was fan reaction to Leto's, um, "interesting" take on the character, as well as long-simmering bad blood between Leto and the sequel's writer-director James Gunn.

There was also the matter of the used condoms and live rats Leto sent to his Suicide Squad co-stars -- as part of getting into "character" -- for the role. 

Leto also isn't involved in 2020's Birds Of Prey, the stand-alone adventure starring his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie as Joker's ex-girlfriend, Harley Quinn.

Attempting to explain Leto's reaction, The Hollywood Reporter quotes an insider as saying, "How do you play the Joker you established following [Phoenix]? It kind of ends [Leto's] Joker run."

The second Suicide Squad film, titled The Suicide Squad, comes out August 6, 2021.

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Image Group LA/ABCAs rumors spread regarding potential new Coldplay music, a select few fans have received mysterious letters from the band teasing a possible double album.

The signed letter, which was posted by the fan account ColdplayXtra, reads, "For the last 100 years or thereabouts we have been working on a thing called Everyday Life."

"In the classifieds you might write 'double album for sale, one very careful owner,'" it continues, adding that one "half" is called Sunrise, while the other is called Sunset.

Oh, and apparently, at least one half arrives November 22.

Earlier this month, the U.K.'s Daily Star publication claimed to have knowledge of two upcoming new Coldplay albums: a "more experimental" record due out in November, and a more pop-focused effort due out in 2020.

And then, last week, Coldplay changed their profile pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to an image of gold half-crescent moon and a 10-pointed star against a black background. Additionally, they tweeted a black and white video featuring an old-timey photo of the band, along with the date "November 22, 1919."

One fan on Instagram pointed out that that particular date was the date of a solar eclipse 100 years ago, which fits with the solar imagery of the profile pictures, and the "Sunrise/Sunset" theme.

Coldplay's most recent album is 2015's A Head Full of Dreams.

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Dvl RecordingsAlice in Chains vocalist/guitarist William DuVall launches a tour in support of his debut solo album, One Alone, Monday night in Atlanta. In the same way that he recorded One Alone, DuVall will be completely alone on stage during the tour, with only his voice and an acoustic guitar accompanying him.

Speaking to ABC Audio, DuVall says that performing his One Alone songs live, especially in such a vulnerable manner, will be a "challenge," but a "welcome challenge."

"It's cool," DuVall says. "I am gradually figuring out how to consistently inhabit these songs and play them this way."

The set lists on the tour, DuVall says, will "obviously be centered" around One Alone, but some other songs from throughout his career may sneak in, as well.

"Maybe there's a song or two from other aspects of my work that might work here, that might make sense here," DuVall teases. "Maybe there are songs by other artists that I might be able to incorporate occasionally, switch out night-to-night, that sort of thing."

"[I'm] gonna put together a show," he promises.

One of those songs he might pull out is the 1995 hit single "I Know" by R&B and pop singer Dionne Farris, which DuVall co-wrote.

"Maybe a snippet of it, at least, as an intro to another thing," DuVall says. 

One Alone is out now.

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