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James Hetfield Inspires Name of Newly Discovered Venomous Snake Species

The newly discovered species of the venomous African bush viper is named after Metallica frontman James Hetfield. The snake measures up to 52 cm long and inhabits the Bioko island in Equatorial Guinea
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Here's How You Can Hang Out with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament in Seattle

Hang out with Vedder and Ament as they give you a private tour of the Pearl Jam exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, during which you’ll be able to bombard the pair with all of your questions.
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Machine Gun Kelly To Perform With Travis Barker and blackbear on MTV VMAs Pre-Show

The trio will presumably be playing songs off Kelly’s upcoming pop punk album, Tickets to My Downfall, produced by the Blink-182 drummer and which features blackbear on the song “My Ex’s Best Friend.”
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Chris Cornell Biopic Is 'Not Sanctioned' by Late Rocker's Estate

In a statement to SPIN and Pitchfork, a rep for the Cornell estate says Black Days “is not sanctioned or approved by the estate. No one contacted the estate for any information.”
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Christmas in August: Goo Goo Dolls Confirm First-Ever Holiday Album

The album will feature two new Christmas originals, as well as covers of classic holiday tunes. The whole project was recorded during lockdown and co-produced by Johnny Rzeznik.
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Chris Cornell Family 'Heartbroken' Over Vandalized Seattle Statue

That statue is located outside Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. It was unveiled in October 2018 during a ceremony attended by Chris’ three children Lily, Toni and Christopher, and his Soundgarden band mates Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd.
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Listen To Bishop Briggs Cover 'We Will Rock You'

The “River” singer recorded the Queen classic “We Will Rock You” for the cosmetic brand Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist campaign. “Freedom, to me, means having an open dialogue about what’s going on in the world,” Bishop says.
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Tame Impala Shares New 'Is It True' Remix

Tame Impala has shared a new remix of “Is It True,” a track off the project’s latest album, ‘The Slow Rush.’ The remix, done by electronic musician Four Tet, gives the song a new sonic palate while still keeping its innate trippiness.
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Cold War Kids Embark On a 'Hero's Journey' with New Mini-Album, 'New Age Norms 2'

California’s Cold War Kids are following in the footsteps of Luke Skywalker, Odysseus, and many others with their new mini-album, ‘New Age Norms 2.’
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Incubus' Brandon Boyd Teases Solo Album Featuring 'Mostly Covers'

Incubus, meanwhile, just dropped a new EP called Trust Fall (Side B) this past April. Boyd adds in the interview that more new material will be coming once the band can return to the studio.
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