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ABC/Nicole WilderJack White's Third Man Records is opening its own vinyl pressing plant this Saturday, February 25 in Detroit's Cass Corridor neighborhood. Ahead of the facility's official launch, White spoke with ABC's Detroit affiliate WXYZ about the goal for Third Man Pressing.

"The dream was to be able to have a plant that people could see records being pressed, and you could buy those records immediately that are on the machines you're looking at, which doesn't exist anywhere in the world," White said.

"Trying to make things that have never existed before is sort of our goal at Third Man all the time," he adds.

To celebrate the Third Man Pressing opening, the Cass Corridor Third Man Records store will be holding a public party February 25, featuring live music and new, exclusive merchandise, including newly pressed editions of The White Stripes' self-titled debut album and their sophomore follow-up, De Stijl.

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Republic Records/Photo FinishMisterWives have announced the details of their next album. The sophomore effort from the band is called Connect the Dots, and will be released May 19.

Connect the Dots arrives two years after the release of MisterWives' debut album, 2015's Our Own House, which features the single "Reflections."

Last week, MisterWives shared the lead single from Connect the Dots, called "Machine."

MisterWives will be opening for Panic! at the Disco on their massive North American arena tour, which kicks off tonight in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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Live NationLionel Richie's biggest album is called Can't Slow Down, but he's finally found something that has slowed him down: knee surgery. The singer had to have his knee operated on, and that's forcing him to postpone his planned tour with Mariah Carey.

“When you have been performing as long as I have it takes a toll on your body," said Lionel in a statement. "Unfortunately my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100% ready to start the tour next month. I don’t want to disappoint my fans and I look forward to being back on stage so we can all be ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ together again.” 

The tour will now be rescheduled for the summer, with new dates to be announced soon.  All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates.  The original tour was supposed to start March 15 in Baltimore and run through May 27, wrapping up in Sunrise, Florida.

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ABC/Fred WatkinsFoo Fighters will headline this year's edition of the U.K. mega festival Glastonbury. The band revealed the news during a live streamed broadcast from the Cheese and Grain venue in Frome, England.

"The best band in the world today came to Worthy Farm to tell me that they're going to headline the Pyramid Stage," Glastonbury's Michael Eavis said. "Be there or be square."

Eavis then welcomed the Foos to the stage, where they launched into a performance of "Learn to Fly." The band is still playing the intimate venue, and you can watch the concert live via YouTube.

Foo Fighters were previously set the headline Glastonbury in 2015, but had to cancel after Dave Grohl famously broke his leg after during a show in Sweden.

Glastonbury 2017 will be held June 21-25.

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ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaThe Lumineers will be donating the profits from their upcoming show in Dallas on February 28 to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

"When we take the stage next week in Dallas, while efforts to 'defund' Planned Parenthood in Texas are underway, we have decided to donate all profits from the show to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas," the band says in a statement.

"When my wife was a teen and young adult, Planned Parenthood provided her not only with free [and] affordable cancer screenings, contraceptives and annual checkups, but also with the education and tools to help make smart decisions regarding her health," adds lead vocalist Wesley Schultz.

"The reality for her was that Planned Parenthood was her only real way to get legitimate and affordable healthcare," he continues. "To read news stories about attempts to defund this same healthcare in Texas for so many women (and men) is disturbing and has moved us to act."

This week, a federal judge blocked Texas from attempting to cut Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program.

The Dallas show is a part of The Lumineers' North American tour in support of their sophomore album, Cleopatra.

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ABC/Randy HolmesAndrew McMahon is not happy with one of his songs being played during the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, which is currently going on Maryland. In a statement issued on his Instagram, the musician asks CPAC and the Republican party to "take me off your playlist."

McMahon begins by saying that he tries to "keep my politics and my platform as an entertainer separate," which is something he "struggle[s] with daily, but I hold that line out of respect for my fans and out of disgust for the state of American politics."

"Still, I feel in this climate, my greatest contribution could be to remind people as they stand side by side in a live music venue that we are not as different as our televisions and our political leaders would like us to believe," he writes. "With this in mind I would appreciate it if politicians and representatives of political parties would refrain from the public use of my music as [Counselor to the President] Kellyanne Conway and the GOP did today at their CPAC convention."

"My music is about uniting people through our common experience and is not intended as hype tracks for political dog and pony shows," McMahon concludes.

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Credit: Lionel DeluyBush's new album Black and White Rainbows is the band's first to be released since frontman Gavin Rossdale's divorce from his ex-wife, No Doubt's Gwen Stefani. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Rossdale says that his divorce "obviously informs the record."

"It's hard to separate yourself from the most monumental thing that happens in your life if you're an artist," he says.

Rossdale adds that he wrote a handful of songs immediately after his divorce, but he didn't think they were "right" for the album.

"They were written for me to write, in the purest sense," he explains. "Just to write to kind of escape my life a little bit or to understand it."

In the end, Rossdale's personal life is certainly reflected in Black and White Rainbows, but it doesn't necessarily take over the album completely.

"I just tried to be mindful of having elements of my own life and then elements of things going on around us," he continued. "Because you can't be so self-absorbed that you just write stuff about yourself."

Black and White Rainbows will be released March 10.

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ABC/Paula LoboX Ambassadors have shared an update on the progress of their next album. As frontman Sam Harris tells Billboard, the band is "working hard" on the follow-up to their 2015 effort, VHS.

"We have a ton of songs and we’re so excited about this new material," says Harris. "It's some of the best stuff I feel like I've written for a very long time."

"It's going to be a little bit of a departure from what you would expect from X Ambassadors as you know us," he adds.

Lyrically, Harris says that the new songs have more of a political tone, even if that wasn't a purposeful direction.

"It's weird, whenever I make a conscious effort to write about something, it doesn't end well," he explains. "But unconsciously, things have definitely been coming out in this new music that are I guess political you could say, but not too heavy-handed."

X Ambassadors will headline a benefit show for Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles on March 7. This summer, the band will be playing the SunFest, Shaky Knees and Forecastle festivals.

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Credit: Sherwin LainezPanic! at the Disco will kick off a massive arena tour tonight in Uncasville, Connecticut. The outing is the band's first headlining run in support of their new album Death of a Bachelor, though they spent last summer touring behind it while opening for Weezer.

"The Weezer tour was so amazing for me to be able to be a part of that," Panic! frontman Brendon Urie tells ABC Radio. "Our production, I thought, was really great, so I wanna take that and blow it 10 times crazier."

Urie is no stranger to crazy production ideas -- prior to the Weezer trek, he said he wanted to perform will being literally on fire. He didn't get to do that, but that hasn't stopped him from coming up with even more insane proposals, though they may have similarly been rejected for safety concerns.

"There's a couple things I still wanna do that have gotten shot down so fast," Urie says. "Like, I seriously mentioned it, and like five minutes later, I got an email, 'No, that's not gonna happen.' I don't know if my ideas are really the ones that are conducive for, like, a healthy show, 'cause I just wanna do the craziest stuff."

"Whether or not it puts me in danger, that's secondary," he adds. "I just wanna make a good show."

Urie promises the shows will be "unreal," especially when Panic! headlines New York City's Madison Square Garden for the first time in their career on March 2.

"I relate [MSG] to Song Remains the Same, Led Zeppelin played there," Urie says. "Billy Joel, Guns N' Roses, you just have the biggest people, and some of my favorite artists have all played there, it's just legendary. So this is gonna be just so crazy, the most awesome show ever." 

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Credit: Shervin LainezHighly Suspect has premiered the video for their Grammy-nominated single "My Name Is Human."

The visual is set against a stark white background, and shows a machine building a human-like robot, played by Pretty Little Liars actress Chloe Bridges. It's basically a few cowboys and a player piano version of a Radiohead song away from being a Westworld episode. You can watch the "My Name Is Human" video now via VanityFair.com.

"A lot of people think the song is about being a human," frontman Johnny Stevens tells Vanity Fair. "I believe some of us aren't human at all. Or at least not completely, but that is still our name."

"At some point in the last couple hundred years something changed," he continues. "The androids, the aliens...they aren't coming. We are here. A molecule can enter our atmosphere and change the entire world's genetic makeup without anyone taking notice. You think little green men are the aliens? My 'name' is human."

"And Chloe Bridges rules," he adds.

"My Name Is Human" is the lead single from Highly Suspect's sophomore album The Boy Who Died Wolf. The band will be touring the U.S. in support of The Boy Who Died Wolf this spring and summer.

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Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty ImagesDepeche Mode has responded to being called the "official band of the alt-right" by Richard Spencer, a white nationalist who you may know from that viral video of him getting punched in the head during Donald Trump's inauguration last month.

In a statement to Esquire, a rep for Depeche Mode said, "That's pretty ridiculous. Depeche Mode has no ties to Richard Spencer or the alt right and does not support the alt right movement."

Spencer himself later clarified that he was "joking," and added that he's a "lifelong Depeche Mode fan."

Depeche Mode will release their new album Spirit, which features the politically-charged lead single "Where's the Revolution," on March 17.

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Image Group LA/ABCLorde is headed to Saturday Night Live. The New Zealand musician will guest on the March 11 episode of SNL, which will be hosted by Scarlett Johansson.

Though she previously performed on the show alongside Disclosure, Lorde's upcoming appearance will mark her first solo performance on SNL.

Perhaps Lorde will be debuting new material during her SNL stop -- she's been working on her long-awaited follow-up album to her 2013 debut, Pure Heroine.

Lorde also will be hitting the festival circuit this summer with appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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ABC/Alycia MonacoTravis Barker and his 11-year-old daughter Alabama star in a new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals campaign, urging people to "make some noise for animals" and "never be silent." In a video for the campaign, the Blink-182 member jams on drums using carrots for sticks. You can watch the video now on YouTube.

All the members of Blink-182 are either vegan or vegetarian. Last year, PETA named the pop-punk trio the Most Animal-Friendly Band of 2016.

This spring, Blink-182 will embark on a North American headlining tour in support of their new album, California. The outing kicks off March 22 in Austin, Texas.

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Canine Riot Records/Concord Music GroupSeether has unveiled the details of their next album. The seventh studio effort from the South African rockers is called Poison the Parish, and will be released May 12.

Along with the album announcement, Seether has also shared "Let You Down," the lead single from Poison the Parish. You can listen to "Let You Down," and watch its accompanying horror movie-inspired video, now on YouTube.

As previously reported, this summer, Seether will hold its annual Rise Above Fest, which raises funds for, and awareness of, suicide prevention and mental illness. The festival takes place July 22-23 in Bangor, Maine, and will feature performances from Shinedown, Korn, Halestorm and Stone Sour, among others.

Here is the Poison the Parish track list:

"Stoke the Fire"
"Betray and Degrade"
"Something Else"
"I'll Survive"
"Let You Down"
"Against the Wall"
"Let Me Heal"
"Saviours"
"Nothing Left"
"Count Me Out"
"Emotionless"
"Sell My Soul"

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Image Group LA/ABCTwenty One Pilots has broken a Billboard chart record with their single "Heathens." The Grammy-nominated track has now spent 28 weeks atop the publication's Hot Rock Songs chart, longer than any other song since the tally was launched in 2009.

"Heathens" breaks the record previously set by Walk the Moon, who spent 27 weeks at number one on Hot Rock Songs in 2015 with their single "Shut Up and Dance."

Twenty One Pilots has essentially ruled the Hot Rock Songs chart for the past year. In fact, a Twenty One Pilots song, be it "Heathens," "Stressed Out" or "Ride," has sat at number one on the tally for every week since January 9, 2016, except for the chart week dated May 14, when Prince posthumously topped the chart with "Purple Rain" following his death on April 21.

"Heathens" was recorded for the Suicide Squad soundtrack, while "Stressed Out" and "Ride" appear on Twenty One Pilots' album Blurryface. The duo is currently on the road in support of Blurryface on their North American Emotional Roadshow tour, which concludes March 5 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Credit: Vijat MohindraThe 2017 Brit Awards -- the British equivalent of the Grammys -- took place Wednesday in London, and the winners included The 1975, Rag'n'Bone Man and the late David Bowie.

Bowie was posthumously recognized with the British Male Solo Artist award. Additionally, his final album, Blackstar, was awarded the British Album of the Year prize.

The 1975 won the British Group award, beating out the likes of Radiohead and Bastille. Meanwhile, Rag'n'Bone Man earned the fan-voted British Breakthrough Act title.

Coldplay's Chris Martin performed during the ceremony in honor of the late George Michael. He sang along with an archival recording of the pop icon's track "A Different Corner."  Additionally, Coldplay performed their new collaborative single with hitmaking DJ duo The Chainsmokers, "Something Just Like This."

For the full list of winners, visit Brits.co.uk.

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ABC/Randy HolmesQueens of the Stone Age and Iggy Pop will headline Canada's Montebello Rockfest, held June 22-25 in Montebello, Quebec.

For Queens of the Stone Age, Montebello Rockfest is their first scheduled North American tour date of 2017. The band currently is working on a new album, their first since 2013's ...Like Clockwork.

The lineup for the Montebello Rockfest, formerly known as the Amnesia Rockfest, also includes The Offspring, who will be performing their 1997 album Ixnay on Hombre in full, plus Megadeth, Rammstein, Bullet for My Valentine, 311, At the Drive-In, AFI, Eagles of Death Metal, Killswitch Engage, Dee Snider, P.O.D. and All That Remains, among many more.

For the full lineup and ticket info, visit MontebelloRockfest.com.

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SideOneDummy Records Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has shared the video for his song "West Coast Town," the title track from his forthcoming new solo album. The clip follows a cowboy hat-wearing Shiflett shuffling down a beach as he plays the country-flavored tune. You can watch the "West Coast Town" video now on YouTube.

West Coast Town will be released April 14. Shiflett will be touring the U.S. in support of the album this spring starting March 21 in Portland, Oregon.

The guitarist will reunite with Foo Fighters in May to headline the BottleRock Napa Valley festival, held May 26-28 in Napa, California.

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Last year, footage leaked online of hitmaking DJ duo The Chainsmokers working with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Now, that collaboration has materialized in the form of a song called "Something Just Like This," which you can download on iTunes. You can also check out the track's starry lyric video via YouTube.

While Coldplay has experimented with electronic music before, "Something Just Like This" is very much an EDM song, though it features some piano that gives it a more Coldplay feel.

"Something Just Like This" appears on The Chainsmokers' forthcoming debut full-length album Memories...Do Not Open, which will be released April 7.

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ABC/Fred WatkinsLooks like Foo Fighters are about to make a big announcement. The band has launched a countdown clock on its website that will expire this Friday, February 24 at 2:45 p.m. ET.

To get to the countdown clock, you have the click the tab on FooFighters.com labeled "in-flight entertainment" tab. That will bring you to a page asking you to choose a virtual seat on an airplane run by the fictional Obelisk Airlines. When you do, you'll see the countdown displayed on an airplane TV set.

There's no official word on exactly what the Foos are about to announce, but rumors are flying that the band will be headlining this year's Glastonbury. The band was supposed to headline the U.K. mega festival in 2015, but had to pull out after Dave Grohl broke his leg.

Foo Fighters previously launched a mysterious countdown clock in October 2015, which resulted in the release of the band's Saint Cecilia EP.

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