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Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboThe Struts have premiered a new live video featuring a cover of David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel."

The performance, which was filmed in Paris earlier this year and featured French guitarist Yarol, stretches to nearly 14 minutes long, mostly due to a long breakdown during which frontman Luke Spiller jumps into the crowd for an extended call-and-response routine.

"I want you to sing so loud that Bowie can hear you," Spiller exclaims, pointing to the sky. Bowie died in 2016.

You can watch the whole performance streaming now on YouTube.

Over the summer, The Struts debuted a cover of the Motown classic "Dancing in the Street," which was famously covered by Bowie and Mick Jagger as a duet.

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ABC/Randy HolmesFall Out Boy vocalist Patrick Stump has released a new song called "Deep Blue Love."

The track is part of the soundtrack for the upcoming film Spell, for which Stump composed the score. You can download "Deep Blue Love" now via digital outlets.

"[Director] Brendan [Walter] gave me a real chance as a composer," Stump tells Variety. "I was allowed to explore elements of my writing that I could never have without the narrative of the film."

Spell, which premiered last fall at the L.A. Film Festival, also features the Weezer song "California Snow"

Stump's full score will be released November 1, the same day Spell hits theaters. The film will be out on VOD and DVD November 19.

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Big NoiseNew Politics has announced a new album called An Invitation to an Alternate Reality. The fifth studio album from the "Harlem" alt-rockers will arrive November 1.

"We're excited about the release of this new album," says lead vocalist David Boyd. "In all our darkness, this album is a beacon of light."

The lead single from An Invitation is a song called "Ozone," which Boyd says is about "meeting someone you can't physically be with."

"This song is an invitation to an alternate reality where we hope listeners can escape and make theirs," Boyd says. You can download "Ozone" now via digital outlets.

An Invitation follows 2017's Lost in Translation. The single "Comeback Kid," which premiered earlier this year, is not included on the new album.

New Politics will be touring in support of An Invitation starting in November on the 3 Dimensional tour with Plain White T's and The Mowgli's.

Here's the An Invitation to an Alternate Reality track list:

"Unstoppable"
"Bad for Me"
"Ozone"
"Live the Life/It's the Though that Counts"
"Suspension"
"Let Your Head Go/Pretend It's 1995 and Talk"
"Therapy"
"Death of Me"
"Wish You Well/...Can't Explain"

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ABC/Randy HolmesIncubus bassist Ben Kenney has shared an update on the status of new music from the band.

"We have at least four songs that are completely done and at least one or two others that have videos already," Kenney tells Billboard. "[We also have] a bunch of other ideas that are floating around that we might try to chip away at when we get back [from tour]."

Kenney adds that you probably won't have to wait for Incubus to complete a full album to hear the new material.

"We're just gonna keep popping songs out if we can," Kenney says. "We're just gonna figure out the way to get our music into people's hands over the next couple months and hopefully just keep grooving and touring."

"We're just trying to experiment and explore what we're capable of doing, and all the while not take ourselves too seriously and just really enjoy what we get to do," he adds.

In August, Incubus dropped a new single called "Into the Summer," which followed the band's most recent album, 2017's 8.

Just this week, frontman Brandon Boyd said that there's a "handful" of new Incubus songs coming, which are "eagerly awaiting their launch dates."

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ABC/Randy HolmesCold War Kids have premiered a new song called "Beyond the Pale."

The stark piano ballad, available now for digital download, is accompanied by a video that illustrates Cold War Kids' life on the road. You can watch it now streaming on YouTube.

"Beyond the Pale" was recorded for CWK's New Age Norms project, a new album that will be released as three eight-song volumes. The first part, which features "Beyond the Pale" and the previously released songs "Complainer," "4th of July" and "Waiting for Your Love," arrives November 1.

Cold War Kids have been touring the U.S. in support of New Age Norms this fall. The outing continues with a Halloween night show in Los Angeles.

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ABC/Randy HolmesJimmy Eat World's new album Surviving is out today, and to celebrate, the band has premiered a truly bonkers video for the song "555."

The clip stars frontman Jim Adkins as some kind of mad scientist or supervillain, with a crazy white wig, white-painted face, red-colored eyes, a leather jacket and Morpheus-style stemless sunglasses. He commands a legion of followers who all look like extras from The Fifth Element.

If that sounds like how you want to roll into the weekend, you can watch the "555" video now on YouTube.

Surviving is the follow-up to 2016's Integrity Blues. It features the single "All the Way (Stay)."

Jimmy Eat World will launch a U.S. headlining tour in support of Surviving November 2 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Neon Gold/Atlantic Matt Maeson is giving his debut album a minimalist makeover.

The "Cringe" singer has released Bank on the Funeral (Stripped), a rerecorded, piano-driven version of his first full-length record. The collection includes "stripped" versions of every song on the original album, including "Cringe" and the new single "Go Easy," as well as two bonus tracks.

You can download Bank on the Funeral (Stripped) now via digital outlets.

The original Bank on the Funeral was released in April.

Maeson is currently supporting Bank on the Funeral on a U.S. headlining tour, which continues Friday in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Island RecordsTom Morello lends his formidable shredding skills to a new version of Bishop Briggs' song "Champion."

The Rage Against the Machine guitarist plays some heavier riffs on the alt-pop singer's single, while also adding some of the electronic flourishes heard on his The Atlas Underground solo album. You can download the new recording now via digital outlets.

Briggs co-wrote "Champion" with K.Flay, who collaborated with Morello on the Atlas Underground track "Lucky One."

The original "Champion" is the title track from Bishop's upcoming sophomore album, due out November 8.

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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica has announced a new apparel line in partnership with the famed surf clothing company Billabong.

The collaboration will include five different collections inspired by the metal legends' music. The first one will arrive this Tuesday, October 22 at 9 a.m. PT.

Metallica's Billabong team-up follows their recent collaborations with the Stance sock company and Nixon watches.

You can show off all of your Metallica attire, Billabong-branded or otherwise, during the band's run of festival headlining shows in 2020. The rockers will be playing two unique sets at five different festivals: Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder than Life and Aftershock.

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ABC/Randy HolmesGreen Day is making moves on the Billboard charts with "Father of All..."

The lead single and title track from the trio's upcoming 13th studio album has reached the top five on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, giving them a total of 21 singles that have hit that milestone.

That extends Green Day's record for the act with the most top-five hits on Alternative Songs; Foo Fighters are second with 18.

Additionally, "Father of All..." is helping Green Day close in on another Billboard chart record. The song is the new leader on the Rock Airplay chart, which measures airplay across rock radio stations. Green Day now has five number-ones on that ranking, which is second to only the Foos, who have six.

Father of All... the album -- the follow-up to 2016's Revolution Radio -- arrives February 7. Green Day will be supporting the new record next summer on the Hella Mega tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer.

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ABC AudioThe National frontman Matt Berninger is striking out on his own with his debut solo album.

In an Instagram post, Berninger reveals that the record will be titled Serpentine Prison. It will be produced and arranged by legendary R&B/soul musician Booker T. Jones, who Berninger calls a "kind, patient, visionary genius."

"More about it soon but basically I'm the luckiest man in the universe with lots of brilliant friends who can play [instruments]," Berninger writes. "Not worthy!"

Berninger recently released a new song called "Walking on a String" with indie singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers. The National's latest album, I Am Easy to Find, arrived last May.

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Warner RecordsIn their more than 30-year career, The Flaming Lips have never officially released a live album. Well, that's about to change.

On November 15, Wayne Coyne and company will release a live recording of their May 2016 show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. The concert featured the Lips performing their beloved 1999 album The Soft Bulletin in full alongside the Colorado Symphony.

You can download the performance of the song "Race for the Prize," accompanied by a fittingly psychedelic video, now via digital outlets.

Here the track list for 'The Soft Bulletin': Live at Red Rocks:

"Race for the Prize"
"A Spoonful Weighs a Ton"
"The Spark That Bled"
"The Spiderbite Song"
"Buggin’"
"What Is the Light?"
"The Observer"
"Waitin’ for a Superman"
"Suddenly Everything Has Changed"
"The Gash"
"Feeling Yourself Disintegrate"
"Sleeping on the Roof"

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Courtesy Elektra RecordsTones and I has shared a new, reworked version of her breakout song, "Dance Monkey."

The recording finds the Australian artist stripping back the worldwide smash to just her voice and spare piano notes. You can download the new track now via digital outlets, and watch a video of the recording session now streaming on YouTube.

The original "Dance Monkey" is the number-one single in Australia and the U.K., and currently sits in the top 25 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. You can find it on Tones and I's debut EP The Kids Are Coming, out now.

Tones and I will launch her first North American headlining tour in February.

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Republic RecordsTwo Feet has premiered the video for his newest single, "You?"

The highly choreographed clip, streaming now on YouTube, finds the "I Feel Like I'm Drowning" artist surrounded by a group of masked dancers. In a statement, the musician explains that the idea for the video was inspired by the French film Climax.

"I loved the dance scene in the beginning of the movie," Two Feet says. "My music has taken off in the dance community and I wanted to embrace that."

"You?", which premiered last week, follows the recently released Two Feet singles "Pink" and "Intro." More new music is forthcoming.

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ABC/Randy HolmesJack Antonoff has revealed the lineup for the 2019 Ally Coalition Talent Show, the annual benefit concert held in support of the LGBTQ youth charity organization he co-founded with his sister, fashion designer Rachel Antonoff.

The bill includes Jack's band Bleachers, as well as his fun. band mate Andrew Dost. Other performers include country stars the Dixie Chicks and Americana artist Jason Isbell, plus comedians Aparna Nancherla, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Laker, Roy Wood Jr. and Jacqueline Novak. Rachel will host the night.

Antonoff also teases "special guests." Last year's show, for example, featured a surprise appearance from Taylor Swift.

The 2019 Talent Show takes place December 12 at New York City's Town Hall. For ticket info, visit TheAllyCoalition.org.

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Image Group LA/ABCRumors are flying that new Coldplay music is coming, and new social media activity from the band has put more fuel on that fire.

On their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the British rockers have changed their profile picture without explanation. The new photo features a gold half-crescent moon and a 10-pointed star against a black background.

The Coldplay rumors began earlier this month when the U.K.'s Daily Star publication claimed to have knowledge that Coldplay has not one, but two upcoming new albums. The article reports that the first record, which is said to be "more experimental," is set to arrive this November, while the other, more pop-focused effort is due out in 2020.

Those claims have yet to be officially verified or confirmed, though you can for sure hear frontman Chris Martin on the upcoming Beck album, Hyperspace, which is due out November 22.

Coldplay's most recent album is 2015's A Head Full of Dreams.

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ABC/Randy HolmesMusicians including Radiohead's Thom Yorke have signed an open letter acknowledging being "hypocrites" in their efforts to raise awareness for climate change.

"Dear journalists who have called us hypocrites," begins the letter, which was published by the climate activist organization Extinction Rebellion. "You're right."

"We live high carbon lives and the industries that we are part of have huge carbon footprints," it continues. "Like you -- and everyone else -- we are stuck in this fossil-fuel economy and without systemic change, our lifestyles will keep on causing climate and ecological harm."

To influence that systemic change, the artists who signed the letter plan to continue to use their platforms to raise awareness and encourage action.

"Climate change is happening faster and more furiously than was predicted," the letter reads. "Millions of people are suffering, leaving their homes and arriving on our borders as refugees."

"Alongside these people who are already paying the price for our fossil fueled economy, there are millions of children -- called to action by Greta Thunberg -- who are begging us, the people with power and influence, to stand up and fight for their already devastated future," it continues. "We cannot ignore their call. Even if by answering them we put ourselves in your firing line."

Other musicians who've signed the letter include U2's Adam Clayton, The Wombats and members of Foals.

You can read the whole letter via Rebellion.earth.

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ABC/Image Group LATwenty One Pilots have shared a new, stripped-down version of "The Hype," a track off the duo's latest album, Trench.

Frontman Tyler Joseph laid down the new recording at a studio in Berlin the same day of TOP's performance at Lollapalooza Berlin in September. You can listen to the track, and watch footage from the session, now via YouTube.

The new "The Hype" is part of Twenty One Pilots' ongoing "Location Sessions" series, which has featured alternate renditions of songs recorded at different places around the globe.

Twenty One Pilots is currently touring the U.S. in continued support of Trench. The outing continues Thursday in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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Capitol RecordsBeck finally has a release date for his new album Hyperspace.

The album -- the follow-up to 2017's Colors -- will arrive November 22.  It includes the previously released single "Saw Lightning."  That track and six others were co-written and co-produced by Pharrell Williams

Another track on the album, "Stratosphere," features Coldplay's Chris Martin. This past weekend, the two performed Beck's hit "Loser" at a charity event.

Beck has also released two new songs from the project: "Hyperlife" and "Uneventful Days."  You'll get the latter track free with all pre-orders.

Here's the track listing for Hyperspace:

"Hyperlife"
"Uneventful Days"
"Saw Lightning"
"Die Waiting"
"Chemical"
"See Through"
"Hyperspace"
"Stratosphere"
"Dark Places"
"Star"
"Everlasting Nothing"

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ABC/Randy HolmesCage the Elephant has notched yet another leader on Billboard's Alternative Songs.

The band's latest single, "Social Cues," has now topped the ranking, giving the Kentucky rockers their ninth number-one on that chart.

That total is good enough to give Cage the Elephant the fifth-most chart-toppers on Alternative Songs in the ranking's three-decade history. Red Hot Chili Peppers lead all artists with 13, followed by Green Day and Linkin Park with 11, and Foo Fighters with 10.

"Social Cues" is the title track of Cage the Elephant's latest album, which was released in April.

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