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Credit: Jon HoegIf you ever wished that lovelytheband's "broken" had a drop, you're in luck. The group has released a new remix of their breakthrough hit, recorded by EDM trio Cash Cash. You can download it now via digital platforms.

"Broken," which appears on lovelytheband's debut album finding it hard to smile, reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart earlier this year in April. It's endured throughout the year, too -- it currently sits in the top 10 on the tally.

Lovelytheband will conclude their eventful 2018 with a performance in New York City during the Times Square New Year's Eve webcast, which you can watch online starting at 6 p.m. ET on December 31 at TimesSquareNYC.org.

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ABC/Adam TaylorFoo Fighters, Metallica and Guns N' Roses might be joining Van Halen for a giant show at New York City's Yankee Stadium next summer, if David Lee Roth is to be believed.

In an interview with Vulture, the effervescent Van Halen frontman said that the band "will be playing the same place that the Yankees play." When asked to confirm that Van Halen would be playing Yankee Stadium, Roth replied, "Yeah, but I can't … If I say something on tape here and everybody goes, 'Oh, this leaked…' But, the band will be -- I can't say."

After the interviewer pushed him to elaborate, Roth then said that he "contacted colleagues about being part of the show," including the Foos, Metallica and Guns N' Roses.

As for whether any of this is actually happening, that remains unclear. Schedule-wise, it's certainly conceivable -- Guns don't have any dates on the books yet for 2019, while Foo Fighters and Metallica will be in Europe during the summer, though they do have gaps in their itineraries.

Both Foo Fighters and Metallica will also be playing the upcoming Chris Cornell tribute concert, held January 16 in Los Angeles.

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ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaJudah & the Lion has released a new song called "Quarter-Life Crisis." The track, a plea for help from family and friends, is available now for digital download.

"Quarter-Life Crisis" is accompanied by a two-minute "instrumental/chant" called "Pep Talk," should you need one of those.

Judah & the Lion broke out in 2016 with their single "Take It All Back," which reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. The band also scored hits on the ranking with "Suit and Jacket" and "Going to Mars."

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Credit: Darren CraigPapa Roach has dropped a new song called "Elevate," a track from the band's forthcoming album, Who Do You Trust? You can download the uplifting track now via digital outlets.

"Elevate" is the fourth song to be released from Who Do You Trust?, following "Renegade Music," "Not the Only One," and the title track. The whole album arrives January 18.

Papa Roach will celebrate the release of Who Do You Trust? with five shows in their home state of California, starting January 18 in Sacramento. They'll launch a tour with Shinedown in February, followed by a run with Asking Alexandria and Bad Wolves in the summer.

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ABC/Randy HolmesThree months before Chester Bennington died in July 2017, Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton tweeted a photo of him alongside the Linkin Park frontman, and hinted that the two were working on a new project together. Now, we know the details of that collaboration.

Bennington will posthumously guest on Morton's upcoming album Anesthetic, due out on March 1. He appears on the record's lead-off track, "Cross Off."

In addition to Bennington, Anesthetic boasts a stacked list of guests, including Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, Alter Bridge frontman and Slash collaborator Myles Kennedy, Mark Lanegan, and Morton's Lamb of God band mate, Randy Blythe. Morton's band on the album includes Megadeth's David Ellefson, Alice in Chains' Mike Inez, Korn's Ray Luzier and Stone Sour's Roy Mayorga, among others.

"This album wasn't a concerted effort to start something outside Lamb of God," Morton says. "Music is always in my head, and until I write and record it, it's stuck there. But once I record it, it's out. It's a catharsis, more for my own sanity."

You can download the song "The Truth Is Dead," which features Blythe and Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy, now via digital outlets.

Here's the Anesthetic track list:

"Cross Off" feat. Chester Bennington
"Sworn Apart" feat. Jacoby Shaddix
"Axis" feat. Mark Lanegan
"The Never" feat. Chuck Billy and Jake Oni
"Save Defiance" feat. Myles Kennedy
"Blur" feat. Mark Morales
"Back from the Dead" feat. Josh Todd
"Reveal" feat. Naeemah Maddox
"Imaginary Days"
"The Truth Is Dead" feat. Randy Blythe and Alissa White-Gluz

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Reprise RecordsIf you think there are too many songs about Rudolph and not enough about the other reindeer, then Gerard Way has a song for you.

The My Chemical Romance frontman has released a new track called "Dasher," which is about "a girl who falls in love with a reindeer."

"The reindeer thinks she's pretty great, too," Way explains. "They have adventures, they talk about life. The song is also about the magic sometimes hidden in the mundane."

"Dasher," which features Lydia Night of the punk band The Regrettes, is available now for digital download. You can also watch its reindeer-filled lyric video now on YouTube.

Last month, Way released a new track called "Getting Down the Germs," which followed his Halloween song, "Baby You're a Haunted House." The trio of singles follow his 2014 debut solo album, Hesitant Alien.

In other Gerard Way happenings, Netflix has released the first trailer for its live-action adaptation of the musician's The Umbrella Academy comic book series. The show, which stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper and Mary J. Blige, debuts on the streaming platform February 15.

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ABC/Randy HolmesAre The Killers back in the studio? A cryptic photo from the "Mr. Brightside" rockers suggests that the band is working on new music.

The photo, posted on the band's Twitter, shows frontman Brandon Flowers standing in front of a microphone and keyboard while surrounded by recording equipment.

The Killers' most recent album was 2017's Wonderful Wonderful, which features the singles "The Man" and "Run for Cover." If the band has indeed started to work on a follow-up, it should arrive more quickly than Wonderful Wonderful did -- that album was released a full five years after its predecessor, 2012's Battle Born.

In addition to possibly looking towards the future, The Killers are also looking back at their past with a deluxe vinyl reissue of 2008's Day & Age, to mark the album's 10th anniversary. The two-LP collection is out today.

Meanwhile, guitarist Dave Keuning will release his debut solo album, Prismism, on January 25.

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Johnny Louis/Getty ImagesIf Arctic Monkeys' new, lounge-y album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino has you craving for a nice cup of tea, then we know the perfect spot. Drummer Matt Helders is opening a new "all-day" cafe in the band's hometown of Sheffield, England.

The joint is called Ambulo, and will open its doors in 2019.

"I'm getting in the restaurant biz, believe it or not," Helders writes in an Instagram post announcing the news.

Helders will also be busy on the road in 2019 as Arctic Monkeys continue to tour behind Tranquility Base. The band's schedule includes dates in Australia, Mexico and South America.

Meanwhile, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, held February 10 in Los Angeles. Additionally, the single "Four Out of Five" is up for Best Rock Performance.

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Credit: Jon HoegIf you want to watch people perform live from New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve but you've sworn off network TV forever, well, we've got some good news for you.

Lovelytheband will headline the 10th annual Times Square New Year's Eve webcast, which will include the raising of the famous Times Square New Year's Eve ball, countdowns, interviews and additional musical performances, as well as the famous Ball Drop at midnight. The entire webcast is commercial free.

During the festivities, lovelytheband will perform their breakout hit "broken." They're also playing the singles "these are my friends" and "maybe, i'm afraid," which appear on the band's debut album, finding it hard to smile.

The festivities get underway at 6 p.m. ET on December 31, and they'll wrap up at 12:15 a.m. on January 1. You can watch at TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nycLivestream.com/2019 and TimesSquareBall.net.

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ABC/Craig SjodinOver the summer, Pearl Jam played two shows in their home town of Seattle. For the second show they were joined by a trio of fellow grunge veterans: Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, and Mudhoney's Mark Arm and Steve Turner.

During the show, they all teamed up for a cover of the Stooges classic "Search and Destroy," and you can watch official footage of the performance now on YouTube.

Pearl Jam released the "Search and Destroy" video as part of their 12 Days of PJ promotion in honor of the holiday season. Each day, the band is sharing exclusive live videos from their 2018 tour. Earlier this week, they shared footage of their performance of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" with Jack White in Portugal.

Earlier this year, Pearl Jam released a new song called "Can't Deny Me." The grunge icons are thought to be working on a new album, the follow-up to 2013's Lightning Bolt, but the status of that material remains unknown.

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ABC/Randy HolmesWeezer will go from blessing the rains to hitting the ice when they perform at the NHL's Winter Classic hockey game, taking place at Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana on New Year's Day.

The game will pit the Boston Bruins against the Chicago Blackhawks. The puck drops at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.

Before the lace up their skates, Weezer will perform during the West Coast celebration of the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest special, airing December 31 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Weezer had a big 2018, thanks to their viral cover of the Toto classic "Africa." They'll release the The Black Album, the latest installment of the band's series of color-themed, self-titled records, on March 1.

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ABC/Randy HolmesIf you're hoping for a "Happier" 2019, Bastille is here to help.

Dan Smith and company will be performing live from New York City's Times Square on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. The special, hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy, will also feature performances from Christina Aguilera, country duo Dan Shay and New Kids on the Block.

While Bastille is partying in NYC, Weezer and Foster the People will be kicking it in Hollywood as part of the New Year's Rockin' Eve West Coast celebration.

All the Rockin' fun gets underway starting December 31 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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ABC/Heidi GutmanGreen Day has premiered the video for "Youngblood," a track off of the punk trio's latest album, 2016's Revolution Radio.

The clip features live footage from Green Day's Revolution Radio tour and features a whole lot of backstage shenanigans. You can watch it now on YouTube.

Green Day stayed mostly quiet in 2018, though frontman Billie Joe Armstrong pursued a number of different side projects, including his band The Longshot. However, it looks like they'll return in a big way for 2019, as they've been rehearsing some of their classic albums in full, such as 1994's Dookie.

Additionally, Armstrong revealed in a recent Instagram Live session that he's writing new Green Day songs.

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Credit: Alex LakeRadiohead has released a statement expressing surprise that the band was chosen for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

"The members of Radiohead have been surprised to learn of the band's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019," reads a press release. "The band thanks the Hall of Fame voting body and extends congratulations to this year's fellow inductees."

Members of Radiohead have previously been less-than enthusiastic about the prospect of becoming Rock Hall inductees. Speaking with Rolling Stone in 2017, guitarist Jonny Greenwood says he "[doesn't] care" about getting inducted, and frontman Thom Yorke started to say that the Rock Hall "wouldn't be the first place..." before stating, "Don't ask me things like that. I always put my foot in my mouth."

Additionally, when they were nominated for the 2018 class, Radiohead scheduled a show in Argentina the same day as the induction ceremony before the official inductees were even announced.

Bassist Colin Greenwood, though, said he'd be "grateful" to be inducted. "I don't know if everyone else will go, though," he said in the Rolling Stone interview. "It might be me just doing bass versions of everything like, 'Come on, you know this one!' I'd have to play the bass part to 'Creep' five times."

The other 2019 Rock Hall inductees include Def Leppard, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music and The Zombies.

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ABC/Fred LeeAs Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" tops yet another Billboard chart, the band has achieved a rare chart feat only matched by three other artists.

In addition to already leading Billboard's Alternative Songs and Adult Pop Songs tally, "High Hopes" is now number one on the Pop Songs ranking. The only other artists to top all three of those charts simultaneously are Gotye and Kimbra with "Somebody That I Used to Know" in 2012, Green Day with "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" in 2005, and Goo Goo Dolls with "Iris" in 1998.

"High Hopes," a single from the new Panic! album Pray for the Wicked, is the band's first tune to reach number one on the Pop Songs chart. Brendon Urie and company previously peaked at number two in 2006 with their breakthrough hit, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies."

Panic! will launch a U.S. tour in support of Pray for the Wicked January 10 in Buffalo.

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Credit: Pamela LittkyAlice in Chains has announced a new film project to accompany the band's Grammy-nominated album, Rainier Fog.

The 90-minute sci-fi movie, titled Black Antenna, will premiere in 10 parts starting early 2019. Each part will accompany a song from Rainier Fog. You can watch a trailer for the project now on YouTube.

"We've always toyed with the idea of creating videos for every song on one of our albums," says drummer Sean Kinney. "Not only did we do that for Rainier Fog, it got totally out of hand and we made a whole g****** movie." 

"I'm a longtime fan of the band," adds director Adam Mason. "And this was an opportunity to do something fresh and inspiring from an indie filmmaking side. The sound and vision between album and film are closely intertwined -- it was a brilliant synergy that led to a really unique project."

Rainier Fog, which features the singles "The One You Know" and "Never Fade," is nominated for Best Rock Album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, held February 10 in Los Angeles.

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Courtesy Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will welcome seven new inductees in the Performers category in 2019, including five British bands from different areas and eras of the rock spectrum and two iconic female solo artists.

Next year's Rock Hall honorees are Def Leppard, Radiohead, The Cure, The Zombies, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks and Janet Jackson. The 34th annual ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Four of the inductees -- Def Leppard, Nicks, The Zombies and The Cure -- were among the five top vote-getters in the Rock Hall's fan poll. They finished first, second, fourth and fifth, respectively.

As previously noted, when Nicks enters the Rock Hall as a solo artist next year, she'll become the first two-time female inductee, having also been inducted in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.

Rock Hall President and CEO Greg Harris tells ABC Radio of Nicks' achievement, "There's a number of men that are in twice, but she is the first female to do that. We're very excited and honored that this is the year."

Regarding top vote-getter Def Leppard, Harris says, "I think that they brought metal to the masses…[They] just delivered a…sound that people really embraced."

Radiohead had the shortest wait for the honor among this year's inductees, having only been eligible since 2017. Notes Harris, "One can't help but think of [Radiohead's] impact and influence, both…with their music [and] with their creativity: 'how are they releasing records, how are they owning their product, how are they setting a standard for others to follow?'" 

Tickets for the ceremony will go on sale to the general public in January. Pre-sale tickets will be available to people with a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame membership.

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Credit: Natalie EscobedoTaking Back Sunday will celebrate their 20th anniversary next year with a new career-spanning compilation album titled Twenty and a big U.S. tour. The "MakeDamnSure" rockers are also working on new music, which they feel could be the highlight of their now two-decade career.

"This band creatively, I think, is at the height," drummer Mark O'Connell tells ABC Radio. "What's about to come, I know for a fact is gonna be the best."

As for what that sounds like, that's still coming into form, but bassist Shaun Cooper believes it'll stay true to the core of Taking Back Sunday.

"We've always believed in the music that we've made," Cooper explains. "We never tried to go for a scene, we never tried to do something because it was the popular thing. We weren't trying to be, like, KISS putting out a disco record. We were trying to do what was true to us, and we always have."

"So we continue to grow and evolve in that kind of sense without changing anything too drastically," he continues. "I think when the four of us get together, no matter what type of song we write, it's gonna sound like a Taking Back Sunday song."

While you wait for new TBS, you can check out Twenty, which arrives on January 11.

"Some bands feel like they put out a greatest hits thing like we're doing, a compilation, and they feel like it's kinda the end of the road," says Cooper. "To me, I feel like it's kinda of a midway marker, and that's what I really hope it is."

"I hope to be doing this for another 20 years," he adds. "We feel like we're hitting a stride the way we communicate musically and personally and the way we get along."

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ABC/Randy HolmesBilly Corgan has shared his reaction to Muse performing instrumental covers of the Smashing Pumpkins classics "Cherub Rock" and "Zero."

"Very touched by that," Corgan writes in an Instagram Story. "Love the Musers."

Muse played the covers during a show in Chicago over the weekend. The British rockers will launch a full U.S. tour behind their new album Simulation Theory February 22 in Houston.

The Pumpkins, meanwhile, recently wrapped a U.S. tour to celebrate their 30th anniversary. They also stopped by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday to perform "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)," a single from their new album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.

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ABC/Randy HolmesAre Crosses coming back? The band, fronted by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, could be teasing their return.

After not posting anything on social media since 2016, a new photo was uploaded to the group's Facebook page on Tuesday. The picture doesn't offer anything in the way of concrete information -- instead, it simply shows a masked-man wearing a shirt featuring the Crosses logo. Still, cryptic posts by bands following long social media silences often indicate that new music could be in the works.

The most recent Crosses album is the group's 2014 self-titled debut.

In addition to possible new Crosses material, 2019 will also feature new music from Deftones, who are working on their follow-up to the 2016 album Gore.

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