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BMGMorrissey has premiered the video for "Spent the Day in Bed," the lead single from his forthcoming album, Low in High School.

The clip stars English pro soccer player Joey Barton, who pushes Morrissey around in a wheelchair as he sings the political tune. You can watch the video now on YouTube.

Low in High School will be released November 17. Morrissey will kick off a North American tour in support of the album October 31 in Portland, Oregon -- provided, of course, that the singer doesn't cancel.

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Blackened RecordingsMetallica has shared an early demo of "Master of Puppets," which will be included on the band's forthcoming deluxe box set reissue of their iconic 1986 album. You can download the track now via digital outlets.

Recorded in June 1985, the "Master of Puppets" demo is a rawer version of the song, and feels more like a track from Metallica's first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning.

The deluxe Master of Puppets album reissue will be released on November 10. Metallica's also working on reissues of the next two albums in their discography: 1988's ...And Justice for All and 1991's self-titled record, aka The Black Album.

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Credit: C Flanigan/WireImageAfter saying she was sexually harassed by a "Danish director" while working on a movie, Bjork has shared a detailed account of her experience on the set.

In a Facebook post, the musician says the unnamed director would wrap his arms around her after each take and "stroked me sometimes for minutes against my wishes." 

"When after 2 months of this I said he had to stop the touching, he exploded and broke a chair in front of everyone on set," Bjork writes. She adds that the director would whisper "sexual offers from him with graphic descriptions, sometimes with his wife standing next to us."

Bjork says that the situation intensified further while filming in Sweden, when the director "threatened to climb from his room's balcony over to mine in the middle of the night with a clear sexual intention, while his wife was in the room next door."

While Bjork doesn't reveal the identity of the director, she's only worked with one Danish filmmaker: Lars von Trier, on the 2000 film Dancer in the Dark.  Bjork writes in her post that the unnamed director's producer would leak false stories to the press in order to sully her reputation, including that she ripped up and ate pieces of her wardrobe during filming.

"I have never eaten a shirt," Bjork writes on Facebook, referring the story. "Not sure that is even possible."

"I didn't comply or agree on being sexually harassed. That was then portrayed as me being difficult," Bjork concludes. "If being difficult is standing up to being treated like that, I'll own it."

In response to Bjork's initial allegations, von Trier's assistant told Rolling Stone, "Lars declines the accusations Bjork has made, but doesn't wish to comment any further."

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Credit: Brad EltermanThe new age of MGMT has begun -- specifically, a "Little Dark Age." That's the name of the band's new song, the first preview of their first album in over four years.

You can grab "Little Dark Age" now via digital platforms. The song is accompanied by creepy, puritanical video, which is streaming now on YouTube.

"Little Dark Age" is also the title track from the new album, which is due out early 2018. The band's last album was their 2013 self-titled effort.

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UMeThe NOW compilation series keeps on trucking, and the next edition will feature Imagine Dragons.

The band's single "Thunder" is included on NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 64, which will arrive on November 3. The 16-track collections also features hits from Maroon 5, Childish Gambino, Sam Smith, Pink and Katy Perry, among others.

Additionally, because it's never too early to feel nostalgic, the NOW series is also releasing NOW That’s What I Call the 00s. On that album, also due November 3, you'll find Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin Down," Hoobastank's "The Reason," and pop smashes like Britney Spears' "Oops, I Did It Again," Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and 'NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye."

Imagine Dragons are currently on tour in support of their new album Evolve, which includes the singles "Thunder," "Believer" and "Whatever It Takes." Fall Out Boy, meanwhile, kicks of a tour in support of their forthcoming album Mania this Friday, October 20 in Cleveland.

Here are the NOW album track lists:

NOW That's What I Call Music! 64
Charlie Puth -- "Attention"
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber -- "Despacito (Remix)"
Shawn Mendes -- "There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back"
Sam Hunt -- "Body Like a Back Road"
Liam Payne ft. Quavo -- "Strip It Down"
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean -- "Feels"
Maroon 5 ft. SZA -- "What Lovers Do"
French Montana ft. Swae Lee -- "Unforgettable"
Childish Gambino -- "Redbone"
Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid -- "1-800-273-8255"
Sam Smith -- "Too Good at Goodbyes"
Kesha -- "Praying"
P!nk -- "What About Us"
Bruno Mars -- "Versace on the Floor"
ZAYN ft. Sia -- "Dusk to Dawn"
Imagine Dragons -- "Thunder"

NOW Presents What's Next
Barns Courtney -- "Golden Dandelions"
DaniLeigh -- "Play"
Moon Taxi -- "Two High"
The Accidentals -- "Odyssey"
Billie Eilish -- "Ocean Eyes"
Molly Kate -- "Footprints"

NOW That's What I Call the 00s
Nelly -- "Hot in Herre "
Flo Rida ft. T-Pain -- "Low"
Joe ft. Mystikal -- "Stutter (Double Take Remix)"
Destiny’s Child -- "Independent Women Pt. 1"
Britney Spears -- "Oops, I Did It Again"
Black Eyed Peas -- "I Gotta Feeling"
Katy Perry -- "I Kissed A Girl"
Lady Gaga -- "Poker Face"
Nelly Furtado -- "Promiscuous"
Maroon 5 -- "This Love"
Santana ft. Rob Thomas -- "Smooth"
NSYNC -- "Bye Bye Bye"
Kelly Clarkson -- "Since U Been Gone"
Miley Cyrus -- "Party in the USA"
Plain White Ts -- "Hey There Delilah"
The Fray -- "How to Save a Life"
Hoobastank -- "The Reason"
Fall Out Boy -- "Sugar, We’re Goin Down"

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BMGFollowing last Friday's teaser, A Perfect Circle has officially premiered "The Doomed," the first song to be released from the band's forthcoming new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2004's eMOTIVe. The heavy, political track is available now via digital platforms.

"Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe," says frontman Maynard James Keenan. "A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder."

"Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment," adds guitarist Billy Howerdel. "We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we're on."

The new album is due out in 2018. In the meantime, A Perfect Circle will launch a fall North American tour this Saturday, October 21 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

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Credit: Jeff ForneyEarlier this month, Avenged Sevenfold announced that a deluxe version of their album The Stage, featuring a host of covers and live tracks, will arrive on December 15. That's a whole lot more notice than the band gave us for the original release of The Stage, which arrived by surprise overnight last October.

Reflecting on the surprise release strategy a year later, frontman M. Shadows feels that his band "definitely dropped the ball in terms of the casual fan."

"Do I think it was a good strategy for the casual fan? No, it was horrible for the casual fan," Shadows tells ABC Radio. "Most casual fans don't even know about it, or they've written it off as...'Why would you release a record secretly? It must not be good.' And we weren't expecting that at all."

The Stage debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 with 72,000 copies sold -- not exactly the barnstorming numbers A7X was hoping for, but still solid for a rock band in 2016. And while they might not have converted any casual fans, Shadows was happy to see that The Stage really connected with the hardcore Avenged Sevenfold follower.

"I haven't seen a more excited core group of fans...ever," Shadows remembers of The Stage release week. "So I think in terms of solidifying our core fan base, like, the fans that really are engaged with Avenged Sevenfold, it couldn't have been better for them."

Still, Shadows probably wouldn't do the surprise release over again.

"If we were to do it over, I would've tried to do something that encompasses the casual fan that's not living and breathing what bands like us are doing," he says. 

Avenged Sevenfold will launch a North American tour in support of The Stage in January.

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ABC/Randy HolmesProphets of Rage have shared the video for "Strength in Numbers," a track from the rap-rock supergroup's self-titled debut album. The clip is streaming now via the band's Facebook.

In the video, the Prophets show their support for the NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality -- a movement started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"ALMOST anything can be built or toppled with a collective force," says vocalist Chuck D. "A movement is never about an individual. On the opposition [to] Colin Kaepernick in today's sports world, we ask 'is it the KNEE or is it The NEGRO?'"

The video also includes nature footage of animals working together overcome obstacles, exemplifying the phrase "Strength in Numbers."

Prophets of Rage will play the Voodoo and Ozzfest festivals later this fall, and they'll launch a European tour in November.

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Loma Vista RecordingsMarilyn Manson has another top 10 album on his hands. The shock-rocker's new effort Heaven Upside Down arrives at number eight on this week's Billboard 200 with a total of 35,000 equivalent album units sold.

Heaven Upside Down gives Manson a total of eight top 10 albums on the Billboard 200. He's also topped the chart twice: once with 1998's Mechanical Animals and again with 2003's The Golden Age of Grotesque.

Manson is currently recovering after a large gun-shaped prop fell on him during a show in New York City September 30. With his leg in a cast, the musician rescheduled his October tour dates for next January and February. He's scheduled to return to the stage November 5 to play Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.

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Marc Broussely/RedfernsLike an avalanche coming down the mountain, Butthole Surfers are planning their return. The band, perhaps best known for their 1996 hit "Pepper," tells Rolling Stone they've begun work on their ninth studio album, their first since 2001's Weird Revolution.

"It has never been done. No one has put out a decent record 35 year[s years into their career]," says frontman Gibby Haynes. "Well, except for Johnny Cash. But we're not Johnny Cash. It's gonna be a tough road to do a record that's presentable. It's really gonna be hard...but, given that, looking forward to it!"

The new album will feature founding members Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary, plus longtime drummer and bassist King Coffey and Jeff Pinkus, respectively.

Speaking about the sound of the new material, Coffey says, "It's like noise with...just throbbing beats to it."

"We're not in a position like a lot of other bands," says Haynes. "Like, take Metallica. God bless 'em, I love Metallica. But all they gotta do is put out another Metallica record. The same thing with Foo Fighters. That's all they gotta do is put out another Foo Fighters record. 'Cause, I mean, they've got a sound. Or, they've got a song."

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it," he continues. "But, I guess we're just continually broken and in a struggle to fix it. So, it's gonna be a wild one."

The new Butthole Surfers album is due out next summer.

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ABC/Andrea McCallinThe legend of Dave Grohl continues grow with the Foo Fighters frontman's latest act of kindness.

A young fan named Sabryn saw the Foos live in Washington, D.C., last week, despite having to walk with crutches due to an injury. When she met Grohl backstage, the musician noticed the crutches, so he brought out his own orthopedic surgeon, who helped him recover from his broken leg.

"Dave brought [the doctor] out once he saw that I was on crutches, and that's when his doctor mentioned that I was supposed to wear a shoe with my brace," Sabryn tells Alternative Press. "I told him that my shoes didn't fit over it because it's pretty big and my shoes are kinda small. So Dave said, 'You need one of my big high tops!' and I laughed it off."

But Grohl wasn't kidding -- he ran back to his dressing room and grabbed an extra shoe to give to her.

"I wore it for the rest of the night after Dave told me to put it on," Sabryn says. "It's definitely one of the coolest things to ever happen, and probably the funniest."

Dave and Foo Fighters are currently on tour in support of their new album, Concrete and Gold.

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tonight dave grohls orthopedic doctor told me if i didn't put a shoe on my foot it wouldn't get better. so dave gave me one of his shoes? pic.twitter.com/updeujumtx

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Michael Tran/FilmMagicA 2005 red carpet interview with Courtney Love has resurfaced online following numerous allegations of sexual harassment or assault against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

In the clip, posted by TMZ, Love is asked what advice she has for young women moving to Hollywood. After hesitating -- "I'll get libeled if I say it," she says -- the musician and actress warns, "If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons [hotel], don't go."

In response to the video resurfacing, Love tweeted, "Although I wasn't one of his victims, I was eternally banned by [talent agency] CAA for speaking out against #HarveyWeinstein #rape."

Weinstein's been accused of sexual misconduct by a growing list of women, including actresses Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. As more women continue to speak out about their experiences with Weinstein and sexual abuse in the film industry, Bjork now says that she was sexually harassed by a "Danish director" while working on a movie.

"It was extremely clear to me when I walked into the actresses profession that my humiliation and role as a lesser sexually harassed being was the norm and set in stone with the director and a staff of dozens who enabled it and encouraged it," Bjork wrote in a Facebook post.

"When I turned the director down repeatedly he sulked and punished me and created for his team an impressive net of illusion where I was framed as the difficult one," she added.

Since the filmmaker was characterized as a "Danish director," many believe Bjork was referring to Lars von Trier, with whom she worked on the 2000 film Dancer in the Dark. An assistant for von Trier told Rolling Stone, "Lars declines the accusations Bjork has made, but doesn't wish to comment any further."

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ABC/Fred WatkinsOver the summer, after a chance encounter at a Japanese music festival, Foo Fighters and Rick Astley joined forces to perform the '80s pop star's signature hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" together. Having united onstage again in London, Dave Grohl is ready for Astley to join his band.

"Rick is the man," Grohl tells NME. "The seventh Foo Fighter. He's such a sweetheart."

Grohl adds, "I love that he gets nervous before playing. He's Rick Astley! It's like he's Muhammad Ali! You just wouldn't be nervous, but he's such a good guy."

The Foos also paid tribute to Astley with a performance of "Never Gonna Give You Up" during their "Carpool Karaoke" appearance on The Late Late Show.

Foo Fighters are currently touring North America in support of their new album, Concrete and Gold.

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Interscope RecordsThe All-American Rejects are currently working on their fifth studio album, their first since 2012's Kids in the Street. Over the summer, the band released two previews of the album with the new songs "Sweat" and "Close Your Eyes," which sound very different from each other. Frontman Tyson Ritter tells ABC Radio that sonic diversity will be a hallmark of the new album.

"Every song is a completely different sonic build, completely different board, sound-room," he says. "So every song sounds like it's a completely different record."

"I really like that," Ritter adds. "Because when you collect them all together, it just sounds like madness."

What will connect the songs on the album, Ritter thinks, is the visual component. "Sweat" and "Close Your Eyes" were accompanied by an 11-minute short film, and the visuals will carry on for the rest of the album as well.

"I wanna make all the visual the things that marries it," says Ritter. "Then the audio can be free, and it doesn't depend on each song to sort of define a sound of a record."

In fact, Ritter sees the album as a soundtrack of sorts.

"It's kind of a soundtrack to a band trying to figure out what its next record is going to be," he says. "And," he adds, "is it gonna be the last one?"

"We're kind of letting ourselves just define our ambition by the reception," says Ritter. "So, it's great: if nobody listens to it, or if people don't dig it, then it's like, 'Cool, let's move on.'"

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Credit: Jabari JacobsBishop Briggs has premiered a new single, titled "Dream." The track, which the musician describes as "unlike anything I've ever released," is available now for digital download.

"This song scares me and I think that's what I find most liberating about it," Briggs says. "'Dream' is about having fears and doing your best to embrace them no matter how strenuous the grip is."

"Dream" is the first preview of Bishop's forthcoming full-length debut album, which is due out in spring 2018. Earlier this year, she released an EP featuring the singles "River" and "Wild Horses."

In other Bishop Briggs news, the singer is featured on a new version of the Cold War Kids song "So Tied Up." The original also included vocals from Briggs, but the new version, called "So Tied Up (moreBishop)," features, as the title suggests, even more Bishop Briggs. You can grab that via digital outlets as well.

Briggs is currently on tour through North America, playing dates with Alt-J and Bleachers.

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Frank Micelotta Archive / ContributorA number of Kurt Cobain's personal items are going up for auction in a new lot from Julien's Auctions, including the trophy he won at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.

Cobain received the award when Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" won the prize for Best New Artist in a Video. The 1992 show was also infamous for a backstage spat between members of Guns N' Roses and Nirvana.

Along with the VMA, the auction will also include a Cobain drawing, the cheerleader outfit he wore for a 1994 Rolling Stone photo shoot, and even Cobain's Blockbuster card.

Additionally, the auction features items from artists including The Beatles, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, U2 and Fleetwood Mac, among many others.

The auction will be held November 4 in Los Angeles and live online. Visit JuliensLive.com for more info.

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RCA RecordsGet your headphones ready. WALK THE MOON has a new track you’ll want to hear, appropriately titled “Headphones.”

On the quirky, high-energy track, lead singer Nick Petricca proclaims, “I can take a beating like a good pair of headphones.”

Petricca previously told Rolling Stone it was the “very first song” the band wrote for their new album, What If Nothing. “It just came out of us, this angry-boy energy," he said.

What If Nothing will be released November 10. “Headphones,” along with their single “One Foot,” will be available as instant grat tracks when you pre-order the album now.

The band kicks off their Press Restart tour on November 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Credit: Tim CadienteA Perfect Circle is up to something.

The enigmatic band -- as is the case with most of Maynard James Keenan's projects -- has shared a cryptic teaser on their social media. The post features APC's logo along with the phrase "The Doomed."

For those starved for new A Perfect Circle material -- the band hasn't released a new album since 2004's eMOTIVe -- hopefully "The Doomed" refers to a new song, or even a new album. The band has been working on the follow-up to eMOTIVe, and they debuted two new songs on their tour earlier this year: "Feathers" and "Hourglass."

A Perfect Circle will embark on a fall North American tour beginning October 21 at Sacramento's Aftershock festival.

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Capitol RecordsBeck's long-delayed album Colors finally arrives today, and to celebrate, the artist has shared a new video for the record's title track. The fittingly colorful clip is streaming now on YouTube.

The Colors party will continue this weekend with the launch of several album-themed pop-up shops across the country. The shops will be open on Saturday, October 14 in New York City, and Sunday, October 15 in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and Brooklyn, New York. All pop-up info can be found via the @BeckPopUps Twitter account.

Next week will be equally busy for Beck.  He'll be performing on The Ellen Degeneres Show Tuesday, October 17. Then the next day, he'll headline a newly announced show at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. For tickets to the LA show, visit Beck.com.

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Credit: Claire Marie VogelSilversun Pickups has released a new EP titled Better Nature (Revisited). The six-track collection features three acoustic versions and three remixes of songs from the band's latest album, Better Nature. You can download the EP now via digital platforms.

"It's really quite special for us to hear artists that we respect take all of our blips and bloops and turn them into something unique and full of character," frontman Brian Aubert says of the remixes, which were done by Joywave, JR JR and MNDR. "These are hands down our favorite remixes in our remixed world. We're glad to share these with you as a nightcap to the adventure that was Better Nature."

Silversun Pickups will launch a North American tour in continued support of Better Nature on October 21 in Santa Cruz, California.

Here's the Better Nature (Revisited) track list:

"Nightlight" (MNDR Remix)
"Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)" (JR JR Remix)
"Latchkey Kids" (Joywave Remix)
"Nightlight" (Acoustic)
"Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)" (Acoustic)
"Latchkey Kids" (Acoustic)

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