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ABC/Randy HolmesRoyal Blood has the number-one album in their home country. The British duo's sophomore effort, How Did We Get So Dark?, arrives at the top spot of the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart.

"Wow. Just wow," says Royal Blood in response to the news. "Can we just say, thank you so much."

Royal Blood's self-titled debut album also arrived at number one in the U.K. when it was released in August 2014. That record was the U.K.'s fastest-selling rock debut in three years.

How Did We Get So Dark? features the lead single "Lights Out." Royal Blood will kick off a U.S. headlining tour in support of the album the end of July.

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ElektraFitz and the Tantrums have premiered a new single called "Fool." The bright, summery track is available for download on digital outlets, and you can watch its goofy video now on YouTube.

"My mama always said wear fresh underwear for the summer," says frontman Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick of "Fool." "Here's our fresh summer jam just for you!"

"Fool" will appear on the deluxe version of Fitz and the Tantrums' self-titled album, which boasts the hit single "HandClap." The new edition of Fitz and the Tantrums arrives July 28, and will feature bonus tracks, live recordings and a remix of "Fool."

Fitz and the Tantrums will kick off a tour with OneRepublic in July.

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Image Group LA/ABCColdplay will release a new EP called Kaleidoscope on July 14, so it's only fitting that a kaleidoscope would play a big part in a new video for the group's collaboration with The Chainsmokers, "Something Just Like This."

In the clip, a small boy wearing a superhero outfit -- the same one who appears on the single artwork for the track -- finds a kaleidoscope under his bed.  As he looks through it, we see concert footage from both Coldplay and The Chainsmokers performing the song live, refracted as through though a kaleidoscope. At the end of the clip, the kid falls back onto his bed and starts laughing as confetti pours down on him.

The version of the song used for the video is the "Tokyo Remix," and some of the performance footage was indeed filmed in Tokyo. The "Tokyo Remix" is included on the Kaleidoscope EP.

The original version of "Something Just Like This" is included on the Chainsmokers' album Memories...Do Not Open.

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ABC/Randy HolmesThe day their new album is released is probably a pretty emotional one for bands, and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, whose new record Evolve arrives today, is channeling that emotion in an open letter, thanking those who've supported him.

"Music is the only thing that speaks for me," Reynolds writes in a note posted to Twitter. "It always has. I can explains myself finally when making a song."

"It may sound corny to some, but I often find myself in tears after making a song that really gets me," he continues. "I'm not crying because I think I've made some masterpiece. I'm crying because I feel expressed."

Reynolds says that he knows not everyone will love Evolve. "I want to create a response," he writes. "I want people to hear Evolve and love and hate it."

Either way, Reynolds promises to "bring my full heart out on stage every night as we perform this record."

"What a true blessing to be able to do that," he says. "To sing along with you. Thank you."

Imagine Dragons will kick off a North American tour in support of Evolve September 26 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Young TurksThe xx has released a deluxe version of their album I See You. The new edition includes three bonus tracks that were previously only available in the I See You box set: "Naive," which samples Drake, "Seasons Run," and a demo of "Brave For You."

Along with the bonus tracks, The xx has shared a video for the "Brave For You" demo, which was filmed in Marfa, Texas while they were recording I See You.

I See You was originally released in January 2017, and features the lead single "On Hold."

The xx performs at Glastonbury tonight. They'll embark on a North American headlining tour in support of I See You in the fall.

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Image Group LA/ABCTwenty One Pilots has one billion reasons to not care what you think. The video for the duo's breakthrough hit, "Stressed Out," has reached one billion views on YouTube.

The nostalgic clip finds Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun reliving their childhood by riding trikes, drinking juice boxes at jamming at each other's houses before a demonic presence reminds that they have to "wake up, you need to make money."

"Stressed Out" is the 66th video to join the YouTube billion-views club. The most-viewed music video on YouTube remains South Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style," which currently has 2.8 billion views.

Twenty One Pilots is currently in the middle of their Tour de Columbus, a five-show residency in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The run will conclude June 25 at the city's Schottenstein Center.

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Warner Bros/Parlophone RecordsLiam Gallagher has announced that his debut solo album, As You Were, will arrive October 6.

"I didn't want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey," the ex-Oasis vocalist says of the album. "It's the [John] Lennon 'Cold Turkey' vibe, The [Rolling] Stones, the classics. But done my way, now."

Last month, Gallagher premiered the lead As You Were single, "Wall of Glass." A second track, "China Town," will arrive on June 30.

Additionally, Gallagher has detailed his first-ever solo North American tour. The fall outing begins November 13 in San Francisco, and will wrap up November 30 in Philadelphia. Visit LiamGallagher.com for ticket info.

Gallagher's upcoming schedule also includes a stop at Chicago's Lollapalooza in August.

Here are Gallagher's headlining North American tour dates:

11/13 -- San Francisco, CA, Warfield
11/18 -- Denver, CO, Gothic
11/20 -- Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
11/21 -- Chicago, IL, The Riviera
11/23 -- Toronto, ON, Rebel
11/25 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
11/27 -- New York, NY, Terminal 5
11/29 -- Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre
11/30 -- Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer

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ABC RadioThe Sex Pistols don't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but one of the legendary punk band's members, guitarist Steve Jones, has just been chosen to the receive honor. Interestingly, Jones is being recognized for his work as longtime Los Angeles radio DJ rather than for his musical achievements.

The veteran rocker is among a variety of celebrities set to be honored with stars as part of the Walk of Fame's Class of 2018, which was announced by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Recording artists who have been picked for the honor include Mary J. Blige, Harry Connick Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood, Petula Clark, and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

No dates have been set yet for any of the ceremonies for the new honorees, but they must be scheduled within two years.

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Columbia RecordsYou can enjoy Depeche Mode from all angles in the band's new video for their song "Going Backwards."  The interactive clip, streaming now on YouTube, lets you watch the band perform the track in 360-degrees.

"Going Backwards" appears on Depeche Mode's new album Spirit, which also features the lead single "Where's the Revolution."

Depeche Mode will kick off a North American headlining tour on August 23 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica's Lars Ulrich lists his 15 favorite metal and hard rock albums in a piece for Rolling Stone. The drummer's picks include Deep Purple's 1972 live album Made in Japan, AC/DC's 1977 record Let There Be Rock and Guns N' Roses' 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction.

Of Made in Japan, Ulrich writes, "Deep Purple obviously had a handful of insane songs, from 'Highway Star' to 'Smoke on the Water' to 'Speed King' to all the rest of them. But there's probably no other band in rock where the difference between the album versions and the live versions are more radical." Ulrich, of course, inducted Deep Purple into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year.

As for Let There Be Rock, Ulrich calls it AC/DC's "heaviest...densest...most energetic record," and he lauds Appetite for being "the blueprint for literally thousands of bands."

Ulrich also picks a few more modern albums, including Rage Against the Machine's The Battle of Los Angeles and System of a Down's Toxicity.

Earlier this week, Rolling Stone shared its "100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time" list, which was topped by Black Sabbath's Paranoid. Ulrich's band was well represented on the ranking: Metallica's Master of Puppets comes in at number two.

Here are Ulrich's 15 favorite metal and hard rock albums, in alphabetical order:

AC/DC -- Let There Be Rock
Alice in Chains -- Dirt
Black Sabbath -- Sabotage
Blue Oyster Cult -- On Your Feet or On Your Knees
Deep Purple -- Made in Japan
Diamond Head -- Lightning to the Nations
Guns N' Roses -- Appetite for Destruction
Iron Maiden -- The Number of the Beast
Judas Priest -- Unleashed in the East
Mercyful Fate -- Melissa
Motorhead -- Overkill
Rage Against the Machine -- The Battle of Los Angeles
System of a Down -- Toxicity 
UFO -- Strangers in the Night
Warrior Soul -- The Space Age Playboys

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ABC/Randy HolmesImagine Dragons' new album Evolve arrives today, two years after the band's dark, conflicted sophomore effort, Smoke Mirrors. As its title suggests, Evolve finds Dan Reynolds and company making changes to their sound.

"Sonically it's a departure, lyrically it's a departure," Reynolds tells ABC Radio.

One thing Evolve isn't is a Pokemon concept album. But Reynolds does feel it represents an "evolution of sorts" for Imagine Dragons. And while they are departing from their older sounds, that means the band is also arriving at something new.

"It's a departure but arrival and it retains a lot of things," says Reynolds. "So Evolve felt like the right title." 

Imagine Dragons will kick off a North American tour in support of Evolve September 26 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Roswell Records/RCA RecordsFoo Fighters debuted a new song from their forthcoming album Concrete and Gold during their show in Latvia Wednesday night. The track is called "Sunday Rain," and it features drummer Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals. You can watch fan-recorded footage of the performance now on YouTube.

Already during their European tour this summer, the Foos have debuted the Concrete and Gold songs "Run," "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" and "La Dee Da." At this rate, we might hear the whole album live before it's released September 15.

Foo Fighters will launch a North American tour in support of Concrete and Gold this fall, beginning October 7 with their Cal Jam 17 festival in San Bernardino, California.

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Credit: Tim CadienteAlong with being the vocalist of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, Maynard James Keenan is also a martial arts enthusiast...and he recently learned a new move from MMA star Nate Diaz.

In a video posted to Diaz's Instagram, Keenan begs Diaz to show him something called the Stockton slap, which the fighter used in his matches with Conor McGregor. Diaz obliges, and slaps Keenan across the face, causing him to fall dramatically to the mat.

"I didn't wanna do this hahaha," writes Diaz in the caption. "Thanks for the love Maynard."

Keenan is currently on tour with Tool. He'll kick off an outing with A Perfect Circle in the fall.

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RCA RecordsCage the Elephant has shared the details of their forthcoming live album Unpeeled, which was recorded during their stripped-down Live & Unpeeled tour earlier this year.

The 21-track collection features 18 tracks from Cage's four studio albums and three covers, and will be released July 28.

The covers include Daft Punk's "Instant Crush," "Golden Brown" by English punk band The Stranglers, and "Whole Wide World," originally recorded in 1977 by Wreckless Eric. You can watch a live video of Cage performing "Whole Wide World" at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville now on YouTube.

"Many times you're adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song," says frontman Matt Shultz of Unpeeled.

Here is the Unpeeled track list:

"Cry Baby"
"Whole Wide World"
"Sweetie Little Jean"
"Spiderhead"
"Take It or Leave It"
"Too Late to Say Goodbye"
"Punchin’ Bag"
"Shake Me Down"
"Telescope"
"Instant Crush"
"Trouble"
"Ain't No Rest For the Wicked"
"Rubber Ball"
"Aberdeen"
"Golden Brown"
"Cold Cold Cold"
"How Are You True"
"Come A Little Closer"
"Back Against the Wall"
"Cigarette Daydreams"       
"Right Before My Eyes"

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Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesCorey Taylor recently paid a visit to a Slipknot and Stone Sour fan named Aaron Foley, who last month was paralyzed after getting hit by a pickup truck. The pair talked about Taylor's music, Aaron's recovery and a whole host of other stuff. You can watch their conversation now on YouTube.

Aaron has previously met Taylor three times before, including at the shoot for Stone Sour's "Fabuless" video.

To help with his medical bills, Aaron's family has set up a crowdfunding page, which you can donate to at GoFundMe.com.

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Columbia RecordsHaim has premiered the video for their song "Want You Back," the lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Something to Tell You. You can watch the clip now via YouTube.

The video stars the sister trio as they walk and dance down their hometown streets in Sherman Oaks, California. Come for the video, stay for Danielle's Black Sabbath t-shirt.

Something to Tell You will be released July 7.

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Everything Now/Sony Corporation Last week, Arcade Fire premiered the "official" video for their new song, "Creature Comfort." Now, they've shared the "official official" video.

The new clip is basically the same as the original one, except it now has little factoids appearing on the screen in the style of the VH1 Pop-Up Videos of the '90s. Some of the blurbs are true -- like "Arcade Fire hails from Montreal, Canada, where this video was shot" -- but others, like "The band was inspired to use a spotlight after seeing a poster for the movie Spotlight," not so much.

"Creature Comfort" appears on Arcade Fire's upcoming album Everything Now, which will be released July 28.

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XL RecordingsRadiohead has premiered a song called "Man of War," a previously unreleased track that will appear on the upcoming OKNOTOK 20th anniversary OK Computer reissue. You can download "Man of War" now via digital outlets.

"Man of War" is accompanied by video full of the staple OK Computer emotions: anxiety, paranoia and existential dread. The video is streaming now on YouTube.

In addition to "Man of War," OKNOTOK features two other previously unreleased OK Computer-era tracks: "I Promise" and "Lift."

OKNOTOK will be released June 23.

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More2Screen/Eagle Rock FilmsThe story of Iggy Pop and Josh Homme's collaborative Post Pop Depression album will be told in the upcoming documentary American Valhalla. You can watch a clip from the film now on Billboard.com.

In the clip, Pop talks to chef and author Anthony Bourdain, who conducts the interviews in the film, about the "virtuosity" of his Post Pop Depression band.  Along with Homme, the band included Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.

"It was difficult to keep up without losing my mind," Pop laughs.

American Valhalla explores the background and recording process of Post Pop Depression, as well as the band's corresponding tour.

"During the recording process it felt important not to shove a camera in the face of what was going on," Homme tells Billboard. "But post the recording, it just felt like, 'Let's capture this as much as possible,' and without a real understanding as to why or what for."

He adds, "It sort of became evident as we went along that we had enough to make something."

American Valhalla will screen for one night only in U.S. theaters on July 11.

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ABC/Fred LeeAs promised, Fall Out Boy has delivered a new song from their forthcoming album, Mania. The track is called "Champion," and is available now on digital outlets.

Like the previously released Mania track "Young and Menace," "Champion" has some EDM and hip-hop elements, though it isn't as off-kilter or as, well, weird as its predecessor.

A visual for "Champion," starring Pete Wentz and rapper Post Malone, premieres tonight at 7 p.m. ET, while the track's official music video will debut at a later date.

In other Fall Out Boy news, the band has announced a hometown show in Chicago on September 16 to celebrate the release of Mania. Visit FallOutBoy.com for ticket info. 

Mania will be released September 15. Fall Out Boy will officially kick off their North American tour in support of the album October 20 in Cleveland.

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