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Blink-182 Inch Toward ‘Friendly Divorce’ From Tom DeLonge

Blink-182 ‘s  public and acrimonious split  from Tom DeLonge appears to be inching toward an amicable resolution as bassist-vocalist Mark Hoppus revealed in a new interview that the band have almost legally cut ties with the soon-to-be-ex-guitarist. “We are right now going through what so far has been a friendly divorce with our former guitarist,” Hoppus told Das Process  ( via NME ). “Hopefully things clear up and it doesn’t get all manager-y and lawyer-y and all that and we can move forward.” Blink-182 Blast ‘Ungrateful, Disingenuous’ Tom DeLonge While DeLonge abruptly and “indefinitely” left Blink-182 in late January after refusing to commit to recording a new album, he didn’t officially and permanently quit the band that he co-founded with Hoppus. “There are legalities involved with this,” Hoppus told Rolling Stone.

Kasey Chambers Ends Four Year Drought With New Album

Fifteen years after the U.S. release of her award-winning solo debut, The Captain , Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers will issue Bittersweet , her tenth studio album and first solo record since 2010’s Little Bird . Produced by Nick DiDia, known for his work with Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and the Wallflowers, Chambers’ LP will be released July 24th via the Rounder Label Group.

Disclosure Get Soaring, Soulful on New Single ‘Holding On’

British duo Disclosure  continue their streak of spaced-out, soulful dance pop odes with “Holding On,” the first single from their follow-up to 2013’s Settle , which premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, Stereogum reports. Disclosure: The New Funk Soul Brothers Though initially written as a ballad, Disclosure’s Guy and Howard Lawrence said they remixed “Holding On” into its final, bounding form. Anchored by swift two-step garage percussion, the track seethes with percolating synth stabs that continually simmer at the bottom of the mix and boil brilliantly to the top. Though familiar territory for the Lawrence brothers, the track was co-written and sung by Gregory Porter, a renowned jazz singer who sidles easily into the role of dancefloor siren. “Holding On” will see release on July 17th via PMR/Island; it’s available to pre-order now on iTunes . The song comes on the heels of “Bang That,” a soaring house smash that the Lawrence brothers noted had become a staple in their DJ sets and which they offered up as a treat to fans as they continued recording their next album. While no specific details regarding the LP have been announced, Disclosure promised they would debut new material with the help of special guests at their Wild Life Festival, which takes place June 6th and 7th in Brighton

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First ‘Point Break’ Remake Trailer Pulls a ‘Fast & Furious’

If Michael Bay , ” The Fast & the Furious ,” and XTreme Sports had a baby, it would be the trailer for the ” Point Break ” remake. Our first look at the film — from director Ericson Core , the cinematographer for the first “Fast and Furious” movie — takes a page from that franchise’s playbook in terms of delivering a crime thriller with crazy, adrenaline-fueled action scenes. Unlike the “Fast & Furious” films, this remake seems to have a very serious tone as FBI Agent Johnny Utah ( Luke Bracey ) struggles to take down a team of Xtreme athletes-turned-crooks lead by Bodhi ( Edgar Ramirez ). In between shots of the bad guys literally skydiving through piles of money and jumping off cliffs without parachutes, the trailer drops uh-maz-ing bits of dialog — like this one from Agent Utah: “I believe that, like me, the people behind these robberies are extreme athletes…

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First ‘Point Break’ Remake Trailer Pulls a ‘Fast & Furious’

If Michael Bay , ” The Fast & the Furious ,” and XTreme Sports had a baby, it would be the trailer for the ” Point Break ” remake. Our first look at the film — from director Ericson Core , the cinematographer for the first “Fast and Furious” movie — takes a page from that franchise’s playbook in terms of delivering a crime thriller with crazy, adrenaline-fueled action scenes. Unlike the “Fast & Furious” films, this remake seems to have a very serious tone as FBI Agent Johnny Utah ( Luke Bracey ) struggles to take down a team of Xtreme athletes-turned-crooks lead by Bodhi ( Edgar Ramirez ).

Icona Pop Declare State of ‘Emergency’ on New Song

Though the solstice is still a month away, Swedish pop duo Icona Pop  have welcomed summer with “Emergency,” an exuberant, feverish new song that boasts vocals from fellow Swede Erik Hassle. 50 Best Songs of 2012: Icona Pop, While “Emergency” invokes the same kind of breakneck delirium that made Icona Pop’s 2012 breakout hit  “I Love It”  a sudden, inescapable smash, the pair have swapped the relentless EDM thump for a big band-inspired groove. Anchored by a rollicking piano line, “Emergency” repeatedly builds to an infectious muted horn melody while Hassle, Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo tap into their inner divas to deliver the track’s sultry vocals. “Emergency” is available to stream on Spotify  and for purchase via iTunes , Amazon and Google Play. Per a press release, Icona Pop have been in the studio working on new music, though there’s still no word on an official follow-up to 2013’s  This Is… Icona Pop

Flashback: The Clash Storm Tokyo in 1982

In hindsight, The Clash probably shouldn’t have agreed to tour Asia and Australia in early 1982. Beyond the fact that it came midway through the tense Combat Rock sessions, promoters put together an insane schedule of 25 shows in a little over a month. And after five straight years on the road, the band was simply burnt out and showing major signs of strain. Drummer Topper Headon was in particularly awful shape as his heroin addiction was growing completely out of control

Carrie Underwood to Perform at CMA Music Festival

The lineup for next month’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville just got an extra helping of superstar. Carrie Underwood announced today that she’ll be performing during the nightly concerts at LP Field. The “Something in the Water” singer will take the stage on Saturday evening, June 13th. Readers’ Poll: 10 Best Carrie Underwood Songs The appearance doubles as an anniversary for Underwood, as it comes 10 years after her first CMA Fest performance. In 2005, she rode her American Idol victory to a slot at country music’s four-day festival

Luke Bryan on the First Song He Ever Wrote

Now that Luke Bryan has his own exhibit  at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, fans can learn more about what helped shape his status as the face of today’s country. Stagecoach 2015: Our Best Behind-the-Scenes Photos Some of his first instruments and even the first song he ever wrote are included in Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary , but the tiny placards placed next to each item only reveal a fraction of what makes them special. To hear the story behind them, you’ve got to ask Bryan himself. In an interview just before he toured the exhibit for the first time, Bryan filled reporters in on some of his most precious possessions. “My very first guitar, I don’t even know what brand it is,” Bryan said.

B.B. King Was Poisoned, Claim Bluesman’s Children

A homicide probe into the death of B.B. King  will be launched after two of the blues legend’s daughters accused his two closest aides, business manager LaVerne Toney and personal assistant Myron Johnson, of poisoning King prior to his May 14th death . In court documents released to The Associated Press , King’s daughters Karen Williams and Patty King said, “I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances.

New App Allows Fans to Record With Taylor Hawkins, Phil Manzanera

Foo Fighters  drummer Taylor Hawkins, Roxy Music  guitarist Phil Manzanera and jam band Umphrey’s McGee have all contributed music to an app called WholeWorldBand , which allows users to create their own music by building around song stems uploaded by the artists. In Hawkins’ case, the drummer provided a video session that enables fans to write their own songs with the Foo Fighter on drums. “I was kinda imagining some sort of song in there, but I want you guys to be creative and think of your own thing,” Hawkins tells WholeWorldBand users. Sing Bono’s Band Aid 30 Lyrics to Help Fight Ebola Manzanera, who previously contributed a session to WholeWorldBand, is back for his second foray on the app

Watch RHCP’s Chad Smith Jam With Children for ‘Little Kids Rock’ Event

Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘ Chad Smith received the “Livin’ the Dream” award at Little Kids Rock ‘s first ever Family Jam, raising over $85,000 to help provide music education for students. RHCP Surprise Will Ferrell, Chad Smith Drum-Off The Family Jam took place at Facebook’s headquarters last week, and Smith attended to accept the award created in honor of former Facebook head chef Josef Desimone, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2013. Smith jammed onstage with young Chili Peppers fans and told Rolling Stone about the importance of philanthropy. “Music has been at the center of my life for as long as I can remember, and it’s pretty cool to be in a position to give back,” the drummer says. “Thanks to Little Kids Rock for taking the lead and building such an amazing organization

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