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Red Hot Chili Peppers were among the 10 highest paid musical acts of 2021, Rolling Stone reports.

The "Under the Bridge" outfit ranks at number six on the list with a total of $145 million earned last year, the vast majority of which came from the reported $140 million sale of the band's publishing catalog to the company Hipgnosis.

Number one on the list is Bruce Springsteen, who took in $590 million, also in large part to the sale of his publishing copyrights and master recordings. Mötley Crüe, another act that unloaded their master recordings in 2021, sits at number nine on the ranking with $95 million.

Red Hot Chili Peppers will look to add to their 2021 earnings with a massive global tour this year, which kicks off with a European trek in June before hitting the U.S. in July. The outing marks RHCP's first full live run since guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the group in late 2019.

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Bastille has shared a new song called "Shut Off the Lights."

The track, which is available now for digital download, will appear on the "Pompeii" outfit's upcoming album Give Me the Future, due out February 4. It follows the previously released Future tunes "Distorted Light Beam," "No Bad Days," "Thelma + Louise" and the title track.

In more Bastille news, Dan Smith and company have announced a U.S. tour in support of Give Me the Future, set to kick off May 14 in Memphis, Tennessee. The headlining outing will wrap up June 17 in Columbus, Ohio.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, January 21, at 10 a.m. local time. For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit

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Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd has premiered a new song called "Dime in My Dryer."

The hazy, eerie track, which is available now for digital download, will appear on Boyd's upcoming solo album Echoes and Cocoons, due out March 11. The record also includes the previously released tracks "Pocket Knife" and "Petrichor."

Echoes and Cocoons is Boyd's sophomore solo album, following 2010's The Wild Trapeze. In 2013, he released an album with his Sons of the Sea project alongside producer Brendan O'Brien.

Here's the Echoes and Cocoons track list:

"Dime in My Dryer"
"A Better Universe"
"Pocket Knife"
"Two Months and a Day"
"More Better"
"Ad Infinitum"
"New Dark Age"
"Fly on Your Wall"
"End of the World"

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In the U.S., GAYLE's single "abcdefu" is number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, but in the U.K., it's a whole 'nother story.

The teen singer has done what seemed to be the impossible: On the U.K.'s Official Singles Chart, she's knocked Adele's "Easy on Me" out of the number-one spot and claimed it for her own.

At 17 years and six months old, GAYLE is also one of the youngest acts ever to score a British number one, and the third under-18 artist to do so in the past two years, following "Savage Love" creator Jawsh 685 and Olivia Rodrigo.

GAYLE told, "The thought of my song being Number 1 in the U.K. is so hard to comprehend, but I'm just so excited and grateful. Thank you for being angry [along] with me and hopefully we can feel all the emotions with each other again!"

In a video message thanking everyone for the milestone, an emotional GAYLE shows off the "#1" trophy that the Official Charts Company sent her, calling it "freaking amazing," and adding, "I'm so freaking grateful, so thank you for absolutely everything, 'cause this is literally everything I've ever wanted."

GAYLE will release a new single later this month called "ur just horny."

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The Lumineers have premiered the video for "Where We Are," a track off the band's just-released new album, Brightside.

The clip, which is streaming now via Facebook, dramatizes the story of "Where We Are," in which frontman Wesley Schultz details a frightening car accident.

Brightside, the fourth Lumineers album, is out today. Its title track, which was released as the record's lead single, has led Billboard's Alternative Airplay chart for the last four weeks.

The Lumineers launch a European tour in support of Brightside in February. They'll return to the U.S. in March to play Florida's Innings Festival.

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Coheed and Cambria has announced a new album called Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind.

The 10th studio effort from the prog rockers will arrive May 27. It includes the previously released singles "Shoulders" and "Rise, Naianasha (Cut the Cord)."

As its title suggests, Vaxis II continues the narrative of 2018's Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures as part of Coheed's ongoing Amory Wars storyline concept.

Coheed will hit the road ahead of Vaxis II's arrival on their Great Destroyer U.S. headlining tour, kicking off February 16 in Pioneertown, California.

Here's the Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind track list:

"The Embers of Fire"
"Beautiful Losers"
"A Disappearing Act"
"Love Murder One"  
"The Liars Club"  
"Bad Man"
"Our Love"
"Ladders of Supremacy"
"Rise, Naianasha (Cut the Cord)"
"Window of the Waking Mind"

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Avril Lavigne has released a new track from her upcoming album Love Sux, which will be out February 25.

"Love It When You Hate Me" is a pop/punk duet with singer/songwriter/producer blackbear, and it's one of three collaborations on the album.  As previously reported, the other two are with Machine Gun Kelly and Mark Hoppus of Blink-182.

Hoppus' Blink-182 bandmate Travis Barker -- Avril and MGK's frequent collaborator -- is releasing the album on his DTA Records label.

Love Sux is currently available for pre-order.  Avril's European tour kicks off February 23 in Amsterdam.  She'll perform in her native Canada in May; so far, no U.S. dates have been announced.

Here's the Love Sux track list:

"Bois Lie" (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
"Bite Me"
"Love It When You Hate Me" (feat. blackbear)
"Love Sux"
"Kiss Me Like The World Is Ending"
"Déjà Vu"
"All I Wanted" (feat. Mark Hoppus)
"Dare To Love Me"
"Break Of A Heartache"

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Jack White has premiered a new solo song called "Love Is Selfish."

The acoustic track, which is available now for digital download, is accompanied by a self-directed video showing the White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather rocker giving an intimate performance for an empty bar at an American Legion post. You can watch that streaming now on YouTube.

"Love Is Selfish" will appear on White's upcoming album Entering Heaven Alive, one of two solo records he's releasing this year. The other, Fear of the Dawn, features the more raucous single "Taking Me Back," suggesting it'll be the more electric counterpart to the folksier Entering Heaven Alive.

Fear of the Dawn drops April 8, while Entering Heaven Alive arrives July 22.

White will launch a solo tour in support of both albums this year beginning April 8 in Detroit.

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Eddie Vedder has shared a new song called "Brother the Cloud."

The track, which you can download now via digital outlets, will appear on the Pearl Jam frontman's upcoming solo album, Earthling. It's the third cut to be released from the record, following "Long Way" and "The Haves."

Along with the new tune, Vedder revealed the guest artists appearing on Earthling, including Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr and Elton John, as well as members of his Earthlings solo band: Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, ex-RHCP guitarist and current Pearl Jam touring member Josh Klinghoffer, and guitarist and producer Andrew Watt.

Earthling, Vedder's first solo effort in 11 years, drops February 11. Vedder and the Earthlings will launch a tour in support of the record February 3 in New York City.

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If you miss your "Little Talks" with Of Monsters and Men, then you have something to look forward to in 2022.

As vocalist Ragnar "Raggi" Þórhallsson tells ABC Audio, the Icelandic outfit's plans for this year include "recording and writing a lot" and "releasing stuff along the way." He adds that isolating amid the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on the direction of the new material.

"I think you kinda are forced to deal with yourself," Raggi says. "That opens up a lot of floodgates when it comes to writing."

Last year, Of Monsters and Men reissued their debut album My Head Is an Animal in celebration of its 10th anniversary, which Raggi says has also influenced the new stuff.

"It was nice to reconnect with this first album," he shares. "There's a lot there that just shaped us and is important to us."

Of Monsters and Men's most recent album is 2019's Fever Dream, which they've since followed with two one-off singles: 2020's "Visitor" and 2021's "Destroyer." As for whether those tracks reflect anything about what's to come, Raggi and vocalist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir agree that they do, "in a way."

"I feel like we've often gone into an album and been, like, 'OK, it's gonna be this,'" Nanna says.

She laughs, "Then we finish it and it's not, at all."

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Art inspired by musicians including Nine Inch Nails and U2 will be displayed at an upcoming new exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of Interscope Records. 

Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined features over 50 original works by visual artists relating to a particular album or song from the Interscope catalog. Other musicians featured include Machine Gun Kelly, Billie Eilish and No Doubt.

"Interscope's original mission was to find the most profound artists, empower their creativity and watch what happens," says the label's co-founder, Jimmy Iovine. "For the 30th, we wanted to continue that vision by assembling the most admired visual artists and empower them with that same creative license to honor the musical artists we have worked with over three decades."

The exhibition will be on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from January 30 to February 13. For more info, visit

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Kick off your weekend with a fresh tune with Jack White.

The White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather rocker is set to release a new solo single called "Love Is Selfish" tonight at midnight ET. Its accompanying video will premiere Friday at 10 a.m. ET.

"Love Is Selfish" will appear on White's upcoming solo album Entering Heaven Alive, due out July 22. It's one of two solo records White is releasing this year, along with Fear of the Dawn, which drops April 8.

Fear of the Dawn includes the previously released single "Taking Me Back."

White will launch a long headlining tour in support of both albums on April 8 in Detroit.

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Spencer Elden has filed an amended complaint in his lawsuit against Nirvana, according to Rolling Stone.

As previously reported, the now 30-year-old Elden sued Nirvana last August, claiming that the artwork for the band's 1991 album Nevermind constituted child pornography. The now-iconic cover features a photo of Elden, then a four-month-old baby, swimming naked underwater while reaching for a dollar bill.

Surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, as well as the late Kurt Cobain and his widow, Courtney Love, were named as defendants in the suit.

This past December, lawyers for Nirvana filed to dismiss the suit, arguing that the statute of limitations on Elden's claims, which also included allegations of sex trafficking, had expired. The dismissal motion also criticized Elden's suit as "not serious" and "absurd."

When Elden missed the deadline to respond to Nirvana's motion, Variety reported that the judge in the case dismissed the suit "with leave to amend," giving Elden up until January 13 to refile. According to Rolling Stone, Elden submitted his amended complaint late Wednesday, January 12.

Notably, the revised suit drops a sex trafficking allegation, though still maintains that Nirvana "intentionally commercially marketed the child pornography depicting Spencer and leveraged the lascivious nature of his image to promote the Nevermind album, the band, and Nirvana's music, while earning, at a minimum, tens of millions of dollars in the aggregate."

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Spoon has announced a U.S. headlining tour.

The outing begins with a February 8 show in Santa Ana, California, and includes dates sprinkled throughout April, May and June. Tickets go on sale next Friday, January 21.

For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit

Spoon will be touring in support of their forthcoming album Lucifer on the Sofa, which drops February 11. The record includes the lead single "The Hardest Cut."

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After months of teasing, Avril Lavigne finally unveiled the name and cover art of her upcoming seventh studio album.  She also revealed when fans can get their hands on it. 

Avril's next album is called LOVE SUX and it'll be released on February 25, according to her Twitter. The cover features the "Complicated" singer rocking a black crop top, black leather skirt and black, laced-up platform boots, sitting against a blood-red backdrop with her legs stretched wide apart as she holds a bouquet of black balloons.

The album offers 12 tracks, including collaborations with Machine Gun KellyBlink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus and Blackbear, the latter of which fans will get to hear very soon. 

Avril has announced that her song with the "hot girl bummer" hit maker, called "Love It When You Hate Me," will arrive on Friday.  The single follows the album's previously released track, "Bite Me."   

As for the album's other collaborations, MGK assisted Avril on "Bois Lie," while Hoppus appears on a track called "All I Wanted."

The Grammy nominee previously told Entertainment Weekly that her "fun and feisty and light" album would be a return to her pop-punk roots.  

"I just wanted to have fun and rock out. It just felt like it was time to make this type of an album," the twice-divorced star said at the time. "It's fun. It's just pure rock & roll from front to back. There's a lot of reflecting upon different relationships that I have gone through and where I'm at."

LOVE SUX and "Love It When You Hate Me" are both available to pre-save now. 

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