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Fall Out Boy Announces New Album, Tour Details, Posts New Song

Fall Out Boy has announced that its seventh studio album, titled Mania, will arrive on September 15th. The band has unveiled the set's first single, called "Young And Menace," along with an accompanying music video. In addition, the group has confirmed the details of a North American tour that will kick off on October 20th in Cleveland and end on November 18th in Phoenix.

In the clip, a young girl raised by beast-like creatures slowly discovers her humanity and escapes to seek the human world, ending up at a Fall Out Boy concert before waking up in bed while her real-life human parents engage in a vicious argument. Bassist Pete Wentz said in a statement, "She realizes that maybe she is human after all. But maybe the line between us and monsters is blurrier than we think."

  • Wentz added that the video was inspired by his childhood in the Chicago suburbs, explaining, "I didn't look like anyone there or feel like anyone. I felt like an outsider in my own town. It wasn't until I discovered punk rock and that community that I realized I did fit in somewhere in this world with the other people who didn't fit in."
  • Wentz told us a while back that he still feels like a regular person despite Fall Out Boy's success: "I am one of the most ordinary people, like, anyone will ever meet. And like, maybe I'm weird and, like, quirky, but not in a way that's interesting to photograph at all. You know, like, I spend 99 percent of my life reading and watching DVDs and hanging out in my backyard with my dog, you know, and the one percent where I'll, you know, I go into a club or I do whatever it is, like, is what people focus on. But honestly, it's like, I'm not that interesting of a person." :
    October 20 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
    October 21 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
    ​October 22 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
    October 24 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
    October 25 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
    October 27 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
    October 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
    October 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
    November 2 - Fairfax, VA - EagleBank Arena
    November 3 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
    November 4 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
    November 5 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
    November 7 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
    November 8 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
    November 10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
    November 12 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena
    November 14 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
    November 15 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
    November 17 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
    November 18 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
Foster The People Drop 3 New Singles, Summer Tour Dates

After weeks of hinting new music, Foster the People have released three new tracks off their upcoming third studio album. The three new singles, "Pay The Man," "Doing It for the Money" and "S.H.C.," are on the EP appropriately titled III.

While the full record’s release date is not yet known, the band intends to play some of their new material on tour this summer. Foster the People launches their tour May 26th in San Diego and will end up in Montreal this August. Along the way, the band will perform at a number of festivals, including Osheaga and Lollapalooza.
Imagine Dragons Debut New Song 'Thunder'

Imagine Dragons have released their new single "Thunder." "Just a young gun with a quick fuse, I was uptight, wanna let loose," frontman Dan Reynolds sings as the track opens. "I was dreaming of bigger things, and wanna leave my own life behind. Not a yes sir, not a follower, fit the box, fit the mold, have a seat in the foyer, take a number, I was lightning before the thunder."

The track is the second single from the rocker’s forthcoming third studio album. That album’s first single "Believer," was released earlier this year.
Massive Back Catalog Of Unreleased Green Day Music Will Come Out One Day

Green Day has a huge back catalog of unreleased music that will eventually see the light of day, according to Green Day Authority. The site reported that bassist Mike Dirnt called the previously unheard trove of material a "Machiavellian catalog of s**t" in an interview with Australia's MusicFeeds, adding, "We have SO much stuff, and some of it has morphed into other songs."

Dirnt continued that some of the music "took 10, 20 years to evolve but started off as a jam or started off as us singing a different lyric to it or whatever. I mean, there’s little opuses in other songs and things like that we’ve done that people have never heard."

  • Dirnt also revealed that a lot of the material is in listenable shape, saying, "What’s cool is that a lot of it’s recorded really well, too. There’s cassette tape, demo tape stuff, but there’s also stuff that was recorded very well that sounds like it could be on a record. We just didn’t put it out."
  • The bassist said that all the music will eventually be released, adding, "I don’t know when they’ll see the light of day, but me and Billie (Joe Armstrong, frontman) always said, 'At some point everything comes out in the wash.' At some point it’ll all come out."
  • Green Day's latest album, Revolution Radio, debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart last October and features the hits "Bang Bang" and "Still Breathing."
  • The trio now tours Australia, New Zealand and Europe before kicking off a new round of North American shows on August 1st in Auburn, Washington.
Quickies: John Mayer, Trace Cyrus, Haim and More

JOHN MAYER, DAVE CHAPPELLE ANNOUNCE SAN FRANCISCO SHOWS WITH STRICT PHONE BAN: Longtime friends John Mayer and Dave Chappelle have announced a pair of concert events dubbed Controlled Danger that will take place at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The shows featuring the Dead & Company guitarist and comedian are set for today and tomorrow. Controlled Danger is described as "a comedy and music hybrid." A note on the venue’s website reads, "You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll have bragging rights amongst your friend group for weeks to come. Please leave your phones at home and come experience a once-in-a-lifetime event, hosted by two of the greatest creative minds working today." Multiple mentions are made that no cell phones will be allowed.

TRACE CYRUS LAUNCHES SOLO CAREER: Trace Cyrus – the son of Billy Ray and the older brother of Miley and Noah – is ready to tackle his own solo music career. Trace, the former backing vocalist and lead guitarist for Metro Station, has released a new single called "Lights Out." The lyrics details a tumultuous relationship with a "small town girl" who moved to the city. Trace shared on Facebook that he has new songs coming out every 2 weeks. Trace’s sister Noah Cyrus recently launched her own music career as well. She just released "Stay Together," the second track from her upcoming debut album NC-17. Miley also has new material in the works.

DNCE, IGGY AZALEA, IMAGINE DRAGONS TO PERFORM AT MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS: Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons and Joe Jonas’ group DNCE are among the first performers named for the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 18th. The early performance slate includes Lorde, Julia Michaels and Jazz Cartier. The MMVAs, last year hosted by supermodel Gigi Hadid, will be held once again at the Much Music headquarters in Toronto. The awards show, besides airing live on the Much, CTV and VRAK channels, will live-stream on the iHeartRadio app.

HAIM RETURNS WITH MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG ‘RIGHT NOW’: Haim is back with a new single titled "Right Now" and an accompanying music video directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. The clip features the band performing the song inside a recording studio filled with instruments. As the camera moves between members Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, the trio are seen playing guitar, drums and piano. "Right Now" is set to appear on Haim’s first album in four years titled Something to Tell You, the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Days Are Gone. The new project is set for release on July 7th.

BRITNEY SPEARS TRIBUTE AT RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS: Kelsea Ballerini will pay tribute to Britney Spears during the Radio Disney Music Awards on Saturday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A self-professed huge fan of the pop star, Kelsea will sing a medley of Britney’s hits. Ballerini will be joined by Hailee Steinfeld and Sofia Carson in honor of Britney receiving the Radio Disney Music Awards’ inaugural Icon Award. Kelsea told Entertainment Tonight, "She was also my first concert, she’s a legend. She’s also the queen of pop music and I adore Britney Spears." In addition to performing, Kelsea takes over hosting duties at the awards. The show will air on Sunday on Disney platforms.

courtesy of Sony Music
Twitter Turned Beyonce Into A Meme

Beyoncé became a meme by merely uploading a photo of herself reading a menu. According to Complex, Bey attended Roc Nation exec, Lenny S', birthday dinner at Beauty & Essex restaurant in LA and instantly became a meme. One person wrote, "I, as Beyoncé, will just have vegan icewater. The twins will have fried chicken, catfish nuggets, fries, mac & cheese, red beans & rice." Another said, "change 'Beyoncé' to 'Beyoncé' and give me my d*mn writing credit."

  • Someone even wrote, "I actually invented Lemonade so it should be free."
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