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Sixx:A.M. have announced that their third album, "Modern Vintage", will be released October 7.

 

Opeth forthcoming album, "Pale Communion", will hit streets on August 26 via Roadrunner Records.

 

Foo Fighters have completed recording their eighth studio album, with producer Butch Vig describing it as “epic”. An exact release date has still not been determined for the CD, but it is due to be dropped next November.

 

Johnny Marr, the guitarist from The Smiths, has announced the release of his second solo album; "Playland" will be out on October 6.

 

Avicii's new album is in the works with collaborators including Serj Tankian, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Einzinger of Incubus, Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jon Bon Jovi.

 

Texas guitar great Johnny Winter has passed away on July 16, in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 70. Winter was a soulful instrumentalist admired by friends like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

 

Blink-182 is working on a new album, Tom DeLonge has confirmed the news via Instagram.

 

All That Remains are back in the studio working on a new album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2012's "A War You Cannot Win" is expected to drop late 2014 or early 2015 via Razor & Tie.

 

Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the influential New York Punk quartet The Ramones, died on July 11 at his home in New York. He was 62 and had been in hospice care following treatment for bile duct cancer. Ramone served as the band's drummer from 1974 to 1978, appearing on the band's first four albums.

 

Radiohead will return to the studio in September to record the follow-up to 2011's "The King Of Limbs".

 

 

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