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Metric schedules 2019 tour behind "Art of Doubt"

Credit: Justin BroadbentMetric has announced a headlining U.S. tour in support of the band's new album, Art of Doubt. The 2019 outing begins February 11 in Cleveland and wraps March 25 in Detroit. For ticket info, visit

Art of Doubt, the follow-up to 2015's Pagans in Vegas, is out now. It features the single "Now or Never Now."

Here are Metric's 2019 tour dates:

2/11 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
2/13 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
2/14 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore
2/15 -- Washington, D,C,, The Fillmore
2/18 -- Brooklyn, NY, Kings Theatre
2/21 -- Richmond, VA, The National
2/22 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
2/24 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
2/26 -- San Antonio, TX, Aztec Theatre
2/28 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
3/1 -- Dallas, TX, Southside Ballroom
3/2 -- Austin, TX, Moody Theatre
3/4 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren
3/5 -- San Diego, CA, Open Air Theatre
3/6 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Palladium
3/9 -- Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
3/10 -- Las Vegas, The Chelsea Theatre
3/11 -- Riverside, CA, Riverside Municipal Auditorium
3/13 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
3/15 -- Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
3/16 -- Seattle, WA, The Moore Theatre
3/18 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Dept
3/20 -- Denver, CO, The Fillmore
3/21 -- Kansas City, MO, The Truman
3/22 -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
3/23 -- Indianapolis, IN , Egyptian Room
3/25 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore

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Say Anything details possible final album, "Oliver Appropriate"

Dine Alone RecordsLast month, Say Anything frontman Max Bemis announced that the band would be saying "goodbye" after releasing one more album. Now, we know when we'll get to hear that final album.

The album, titled Oliver Appropriate, will arrive on January 25. Described as "the first truly inclusive Say Anything record," Oliver Appropriate is a sequel to the band's beloved 2004 album ...Is a Real Boy, which featured the single "Alive with the Glory of Love."

"This record is the story of what would happen to the 'Real Boy' many people thought I was," Bemis says. "His band did well but then fell off hard. He'd be my age, of course, but he'd still be living in Brooklyn, struggling with financial woes, single and strung out."

Say Anything doesn't have any plans to tour behind the new album. Whether or not Oliver Appropriate will officially be the band's final album is still up in the air.

"Say Anything will probably make music again, and I'm not claiming this is our actual last record, but it may be," Bemis explains. "Who knows. That's up to me and my family."

Here's the Oliver Appropriate track list:

"The Band Fuel"
"Pink Snot"
"Ew Jersey"
"When I'm Acid"
"Captive Audience"
"Your Father"
"Send You Off"
"It's a Process"
"The Hardest"

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Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock and Mike D announce book tour

Steve Mack/FilmMagicBeastie Boys members Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond will go on tour this fall in support of Beastie Boys Book, a nearly 600-page history of the band.

The tour begins October 29 in New York City, and includes stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London. The events will include a moderated conversation between Ad-Rock and Mike D and a Q&A session. Visit for ticket info.

Written by Ad-Rock and Mike D, Beastie Boys Book takes an non-traditional approach to band autobiographies -- it includes original illustrations, a graphic novel, a Beastie-specific map of NYC, mixtape playlists and even a cookbook. Additionally, the book includes guest contributions from actress/producer Amy Poehler and directors Spike Jonze and Wes Anderson.

Beastie Boys Book will be released October 30. Here are the tour dates:

10/29 -- New York, NY, Town Hall
10/30 -- Brooklyn, NY, Kings Theatre
11/3 -- Los Angeles, CA, Montalban Theatre
11/4 -- Los Angeles, CA, Montalban Theatre 
11/5 -- San Francisco, CA, Nourse Theater
11/30 -- London, UK, EartH

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Jill Vedder unites with Michelle Obama for voter encouragement campaign

Taylor Hill/FilmMagicJill Vedder, wife of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, has joined forces with former first lady Michelle Obama to encourage voting for the upcoming midterm elections.

The two are participating in a campaign called When We All Vote, which is hosting voter registration events across the U.S. now through September 29.

The Vedders have long been supporters of the Obamas; Eddie performed during Barack Obama's farewell address at the end of his presidency in January 2017.

For more info, visit

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Frances Bean Cobain shares preview of untitled new song

Steve Granitz/WireImageFrances Bean Cobain has shared another taste of her musical talent.

On her Instagram, the 26-year-old daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love has uploaded a snippet of her performing a new song she wrote. The clip features Frances strumming an acoustic guitar as she sings lyrics such as "It's hard to be alive."

Throughout the year, Cobain -- who's largely shied away from the music world in favor of visual art during her life -- has been sharing small previews of original songs. She uploaded the first clip in April, the night before the 24th anniversary of her father's death.

Cobain has previously said she eventually plans to release full versions of her songs.

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Weezer recruits "Weird Al" Yankovic to star in video for "Africa" cover

ABC/Randy HolmesIn case you thought we've reached peak "Weezer-covers-'Africa'-by-Toto," then wait until you see the video.

The new clip, streaming now on YouTube, is essentially a remake of Weezer's video for "Undone -- the Sweater Song," only with the one and only "Weird Al" Yankovic playing the role of Rivers Cuomo. And yes, you better believe there's an accordion solo.

As your undoubtedly aware, Weezer originally released their cover of "Africa" earlier this year following a long-running fan campaign. The track has become a bona fide hit for the band, giving them their first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 in nearly a decade. It also led to Toto themselves releasing a cover of Weezer's "Hash Pipe."

Weird Al joined Weezer on stage to play Africa during the band's show in Los Angeles last month.

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Panic! at the Disco cuts ties with guitarist after sexual misconduct allegations

C Flanigan/WireImagePanic! at the Disco has removed touring guitarist Kenny Harris from its lineup following allegations of sexual misconduct.

"Touring musician Kenny Harris will no longer be performing with us because of a personal matter," Panic! wrote in a statement.

The allegations surfaced online last week, and accused Harris of inappropriate communication with underage girls, including requesting provocative photos. 

Harris joined Panic! in 2013.

Panic! at the Disco's next scheduled date is October 6 in Sydney, Australia. The band will launch a U.S. tour behind their new album Pray for the Wicked in January.

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