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Foo Fighters give fans teaser of new album

- August 8th, 2014

“ALLLLL RIIIIIIIIISE!!!!!”

Yup. That’s it. The first eight, intense seconds (listen below) of Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album has been released by Dave Grohl and co. today. It is 8/8, after all.

Did anyone expect a ballad to kick it off? Dave is at his screamo best, leaving us hanging and desperately waiting for the band to kick it into high gear, but alas, it doesn’t happen. You bunch of teases.

The band will release their as-yet-untitled 13th album in November, with more details to be revealed on Monday.

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Producer Butch Vig describes the effort as “epic,” according to NME. The release will be accompanied by a Dave Grohl-helmed mini-series Sonic Highways, which will document the recording progress.

Tom DeLonge: New Blink-182 album on the way

- July 15th, 2014

The long-gestating new Blink-182 album is apparently on the way, according to singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge.

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In a post on Instagram, which shows a retro shot of the band (including bassist-singer Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker), DeLonge writes:

“Rehearsals start today… And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink.”

The long-delayed seventh studio album has been a source of frustration for fans, since the effort was rumoured to be out at various points over the last few years. Blink-182 hasn’t released a full-length album since 2011′s “Neighborhoods.”

Soon after DeLonge posted up the news, Barker took to the site as well, posting his own picture with the caption:

“#RehearsalLife #BLINK #EuropeanTour #NobodycaresGoharder.”

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic parodies Lorde’s ‘Royals’ with ‘Foil’

- July 15th, 2014

ANOTHER UPDATE: Another day, another “Weird Al” Yankovic video taking the online world by storm.

This time, it’s for his take on Lorde’s Royals, called Foil.

Watch his culinary masterpiece below:

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“Weird Al” Yankovic brought out the star power for the video to his parody of Pharrell Williams’ mega-hit Happy.

Tacky features appearances by Jack Black, Kristen Schaal, Margaret Cho, The Talk’s Aisha Tyler and Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, who all take turns lip-synching while wearing some – you guessed it – tacky clothing.

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Watch HERE.

The track is featured on Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun album, which is out today (Tuesday).

Also included on the effort are parodies of Iggy Azalea’s Fancy, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines (see below), and Lorde’s Royals.

UPDATE: Yankovic has posted another new video online today (which is the second of eight he will be releasing each day) — this time for a parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines called Word Crimes – watch it below:

Kanye West’s ‘setlist’ released with rant rundown

- July 10th, 2014

Oh, Funny or Die, you just made our day.

After Kanye West’s epic Bonnaroo rant-fest which had the festival crowd turning on the rapper, and then his U.K. Wireless Festival grumblings about racism in the fashion industry, the comedy site decided to reveal a faux setlist with his rant prompts – with a handful of songs placed in between.

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Check out the hilarious document below (click for full view):

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Weezer drummer catches Frisbee while playing, crowd goes nuts

- June 9th, 2014

Drummers are constantly the brunt of jokes when it comes to their talents.

We’re sure you’ve heard this classic:

What’s the last thing a drummer says in a band? “Hey guys, why don’t we try one of my songs?”

Well, Weezer’s Patrick Wilson has silenced the jokesters – at least for the time being. He managed to pull off quite the trick during a show Friday night in St. Augustine, Florida – and it was all captured on video.

While blistering through their hit song Beverly Hills, Wilson snagged an incoming Frisbee from the crowd and deftly transferred it to his mouth — all without – pardon the pun – missing a beat.

The fans in attendance go nuts, and frontman Rivers Cuomo seems perplexed as to why they are suddenly screaming so loud.

Check out two different angles of the feat: