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New STP singer Jeff Gutt won't bring back Scott Weiland's signature megaphone: "That's sacred with him"

Credit: Michelle ShiersDuring his life, the late Scott Weiland was known for singing through a megaphone during his live performances. New Stone Temple Pilots singer Jeff Gutt, however, won't be bringing that move back to the stage.

"That's sacred with [Weiland]," Gutt tells The Detroit News.

Eerily enough, though, a megaphone was involved in convincing Gutt to take the STP gig. When he got the call telling him he got the job, Gutt was in his laundry room -- and a megaphone happened to be sitting next to the washing machine.

"I felt like that was Scott's way of giving me a little nod," Gutt says.

Stone Temple Pilots recently wrapped their first tour with Gutt in support of the band's new, self-titled album. They'll hit the road again for a festival run in April.

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Panic! at the Disco introduces new bassist Nicole Row at tiny Cleveland gig

ABC/Fred LeePanic! at the Disco didn't play any new music at their tiny surprise gig in Cleveland Monday, but the band did introduce a new bassist: Nicole Row.

"Ok...I can finally say it. Playing bass for @panicatthedisco!" Row wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday morning. "Love these dudes so much already. Not only the band, but the whole team is incredible. So grateful to be a part of this crew."

Row takes over bass duties from Dallon Weekes, who left Panic! late last year. Row's previously played with artists including Miley Cyrus, Daya and Troye Sivan.

The Cleveland gig took place Monday night after weeks of teasing that something Panic!-related would be happening on March 19. Many guessed that new music could be dropping that day, but that didn't happen. However, Panic! has now begun teasing the date March 21, the same day they'll be playing NBC's The Tonight Show. So feel free to restart the hype train.

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COIN's new single "Growing Pains" was inspired by a "Brian Wilson-esque" journey, not Kirk Cameron

Credit: Hunter AirheartCOIN's new single "Growing Pains" takes the Nashville band in a few different sonic directions from their 2016 breakthrough single "Talk Too Much."  But surprisingly, "Growing Pains" was actually written about two-and-a-half years ago, even before "Talk Too Much" came together.

"I'm going on these Brian Wilson-esque journeys for two-and-a-half years at a time and figuring out the right amount of three minutes and 30 seconds," frontman Chase Lawrence tells ABC Radio. "And the right little times to put little noises in and stuff."

"I think that's where a lot of the experimentation comes from, the little new sounds, it's just me being in my room for hours alone," he laughs.

On the lyrical side, "Growing Pains" explores being on the road away from family and loved ones and how "unappealing" that can be -- and the song doesn't actually include the phrase "growing pains."

"I'm just trying to figure out what I wanna be, what we all wanna be, whether we wanna settle down, or quit doing this," Lawrence explains. "I figured out that sentiment is...much more than just me being unappealing to my girlfriend and my job being unappealing, this is just part of growing up, and I realized how universal that was. And that's where the title came from."

You also won't find any mention of the '80s sitcom Growing Pains, which starred Alan Thicke and Kirk Cameron, in the song. However, Lawrence has previously dropped references to another TV show in his music.

"I love Saved by the Bell still to this day," he says. "I've seen every episode." 

COIN is currently working on a new album, the follow-up to 2017's How Will You Know If You Never Try.

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Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly announce co-headlining US tour

Credit: Gregory NolanFresh off their St. Patrick's Day celebrations, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly have announced a U.S. co-headlining tour.

The joint trek begins June 1 in Cleveland, and wraps up June 23 in Gilford, New Hampshire. Visit or for ticket info.  The summer run will mark Dropkick Murphys' first U.S. tour with Flogging Molly. The two bands toured Europe together earlier this year.

Here are the Dropkick Murphys/Flogging Molly co-headlining tour dates:

6/1 -- Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion
6/2 -- Big Flats, NY, Tag's Summer Stage
6/5 -- Detroit, MI, Masonic Temple Theater
6/7 -- Bonner Springs, KS, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
6/8 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Armory
6/9 -- Council Bluffs, IA, Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino
6/10 -- Denver, CO, Fox Street Compound
6/12 -- Sauget, IL, Pop's Nightclub & Concert Venue
6/13 -- Columbus, OH, Express Live!
6/16 -- East Providence, RI, Bold Point Park
6/17 -- Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony Summerstage
6/18 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
6/19 -- Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater
6/21 -- Philadelphia, PA, Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
6/22 -- Forest Hills, NY, Forest Hills Stadium
6/23 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

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Jack Antonoff films a rom-com in "Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song)" video

ABC/Randy HolmesJack Antonoff has some trouble setting the scene in Bleachers' video for "Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song)," which is streaming now on YouTube.

In the clip, Antonoff plays an actor starring in a rom-com who keeps messing up the climactic scene due to a variety of incidents, including walking into a waiter and breaking his nose. But, like most rom-coms, the video has a happy ending.

Bleachers recorded "Alfie's Song" for the new film Love, Simon, which is in theaters now. The movie's soundtrack, which Antonoff executive produced, also features a new Bleachers track called "Keeping a Secret."

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Shinedown reveals full itinerary for co-headlining tour with Godsmack

ABC/Randy HolmesAfter revealing the initial dates for a joint summer run, Shinedown and Godsmack have now announced the full itinerary for their upcoming co-headlining tour. The trek launches July 22 in Clarkston, Michigan, and concludes September 2 in Wantagh, New York. Visit for ticket info.

Both Shinedown and Godsmack will be touring behind new albums: the former's Attention Attention arrives May 4, while the latter's When Legends Rise will be released April 27.

Select dates on the tour will be eligible for Live Nation's Ticket to Rock program, which allows you to buy tickets for multiple shows by different artists in one city for one price. Other tours taking part in Ticket to Rock this summer include Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage, Rob Zombie with Marilyn Manson, and Five Finger Death Punch with Breaking Benjamin.

For more Ticket to Rock info, visit

Here are Shinedown's tour dates with Godsmack:

7/22 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/24 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
7/25 -- Mount Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino
7/27 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/28 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/29 -- Des Moines, IA, KAZR Bday Show
7/31 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
8/2 -- West Valley City, UY, USANA Amphitheatre
8/3 -- Las Vegas, NV, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
8/4 -- Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/6 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater
8/8 -- Bonner Springs, KS, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
8/11 -- The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
8/12 -- Dallas, TX, Starplex Pavilion
8/14 -- North Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
8/15 -- Biloxi, MS, Coast Coliseum
8/16 -- Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/18 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphi.
8/19 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
8/21 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/22 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
8/24 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
8/25 -- Mansfield, MA, XFINITY Center
8/26 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
8/28 -- Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
8/29 -- Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater
8/31 -- Scranton, PA, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
9/1 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
9/2 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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Korn's Jonathan Davis details debut solo album, "Black Labyrinth"; listen to sampler now

Sumerian RecordsKorn frontman Jonathan Davis has revealed that his debut solo album is called Black Labyrinth, due out May 25.

Black Labyrinth consists of 13 tracks, including the previously released single, "What It Is." You can listen to an album sampler, featuring clips from each song, now on YouTube.

Davis will embark on his first solo tour this spring in support of Black Labyrinth starting April 6 in Portland, Oregon.

Here's the Black Labyrinth track list:

"Underneath My Skin"
"Final Days"
"Your God"
"Walk on By"
"The Secret"
"Basic Needs"
"Please Tell Me"
"What You Believe"
"What It Is"

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