P.O.D. Announce Summer Tour Dates

P.O.D. have confirmed a full slate of summer tour dates behind their 2014 acoustic release SoCal Sessions. The run is set to kick off at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds in South Bend, Indiana on June 14 and runs through July 18 where things wrap up at Mickey's in Lancaster, Ohio.

U2 Give Backstage Tour Of Innocence Trek

U2 gave a tour of their Innocence + Experience set to CBS' Sunday Morning program over the weekend. The set requires 24 semi-trucks to transport, and much of the equipment, notes the Edge, belongs to him. He says that his gear includes "antique amps" and "Guitar World," a trove of instruments stored under the stage because "every guitar in the show has to have a spare."

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith Jams With Children At Little Kids Rock Event

Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith took time out of his schedule to jam with a group of students for the Little Kids Rock Family Jam. The session took place in Facebook headquarters, where Smith was honored with the Livin' the Dream award. Little Kids Rock is a philanthropic mission, which is near to Smith's heart he told Rolling Stone.

Brandon Flowers And Bernard Sumner Play New Order's 'Bizarre Love Triangle'

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers hooked up with Bernard Sumner at the U.K.'s Manchester Academy over the weekend for a cover of the New Order cut "Bizarre Love Triangle." The fan shot footage begins with an opening monologue from Flowers, before Sumner joins him on stage.

Chris Cornell Finishes Recording New Album

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has finished recording his fourth solo album. "Last day of recording solo album! Thanks Brendan, Tom and Kyle. We made the magic happen," Cornell wrote on his Facebook page. There is no official word as to when we can expect the new solo album, which will serve as Cornell's first solo release since 2009's Scream.

Pete Townshend Working On A Novel To Be Published In 2016

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend says that, following the completion of the band's 50th anniversary tour, he'll be working on his "magnum opus," which will include the publication of a "short novel." "Celebrating 50 years of the Who also allows me to celebrate 52 years of life as a commercial songwriter (my first song, 'It Was You,' was published in early 1963)," he said.

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