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This week Twenty One Pilots reached another certification milestone.

They are now the first band to see every song on two albums go Gold or Platinum. This, after all tracks from both the band's Vessel (2013) and Blurryface (2015) reached the marker when Vessel's "Truce" — the lone remaining holdout — finally hit Gold. All the songs on Blurryface had previously been certified.

Blurryface was the first album of the digital era to achieve this feat back in 2018, making the duo from Columbus, Ohio, the first artist or group with two albums to reach this landmark achievement.

The Vessel album itself was certified Platinum in February. Twenty One Pilots continue their Bandito Tour this fall in the U.S. with the first date in Tampa on October 9.



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According to The Offspring's guitarist, Kevin 'Noodles' Wasserman, the band's next album is ready to be released. He said, "It's in the can. We're making plans for photo shoots and videos. We've done it all ourselves this time."

The long-awaited 10th album will be the band's follow-up to 2012's Days Go By and will include their 2015 single, "Coming For You." In an interview posted on Blabbermouth.net, Wasserman said: "That's essentially the first single. We released that about four years ago now. And essentially, that's the first single off the record."

Wasserman says that - another new song, "It Won't Get Better," is already on their live set list. Noodles described it as "kind of like a straight-forward Offspring song."

No release date was mentioned.



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Ryan Ross, former guitarist with Panic! At The Disco is putting together a new prom-themed tour with his band, The Dead End Kids Club.

The tour is described as "prom night - the way it is in movies. A wandering waltz. An American Medicine Show. A traveling circus."

The tour is being crowdfunded through Roadnation.com with fans ultimately deciding the itinerary. Once a city reaches $2500 worth of tickets, that stop will be added to the tour.

Ross left Panic! at the Disco back in 2009 after contributing as guitarist and one of the band's songwriters on their first two albums.



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Seether is getting ready to go back into the studio to record a new album. In an interview posted on Blabbermouth.net, guitarist, Corey Lowery stated, "We're gonna start working on a new album towards the end of the year, probably. We're just doing weekend fly dates and stuff now."

Lowery went on to talk about how vocalist Shaun Morgan has about 30 different song ideas and said, "It's gonna be incredible, stuff that he's coming up with."

The album will be the follow-up to 2017's Poison The Parish and is set for release early next year.



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There's a new music video for Volbeat's "Cheapside Sloggers." The clip features a guitar solo by Gary Holt of Exodus and Slayer and the song will be included on the next album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound.

Via a press release, singer and vocalist Michael Poulsen stated, "I wanted to add something new and not typical, so why not bring in Gary Holt? He is a great guitar player, and the solo sounds great."

Volbeat will spend the summer on the road in North America on the Slipknot Roadshow Tour and will release their new album on August 2nd.



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Geddy Lee says the upcoming theatrical release, Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019, serves as a testament to the band's 2015 final tour. The movie takes its name from the band's 1978 Hemispheres track "La Villa Strangiato," and compiles live soundcheck and concert footage of the band from its 2015 "R40 40th" anniversary tour.

Blabbermouth reported that Lee spoke about the film on Philadelphia's WMMR, explaining, "What it is is basically a way of celebrating the 'R40' tour in the sense on a big screen. It's taking a lot of stuff that fans might have seen on that video, the concert footage, but it's added a few twists to it -- there's some soundcheck footage, there's some pieces that people haven't seen and haven't been released, and there are interviews with various musicians blah-blah-blah-ing about us. (Laughs) So I think the intent of the record company, in that regard, was just to create something that you can't have at home. Going into a venue with a ton of other like-minded Rush fans and celebrating the final tour, as it were."

Along with unseen footage of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019 features new interviews with producer Nick Raskulinecz, Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, Tom Morello, and Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins.

Geddy Lee told us that over the course of the band's career he's never been afraid of making a mistake in public: "Y'know, you look back, and sometimes you go, 'What was I thinking?' But that's part-and-parcel of, kind of, being slightly experimental. That means you're gonna make mistakes, and you're gonna, you're gonna be off the mark sometimes. But I think it's important for all artists not to be afraid to make mistakes in public."

Rush's Cinema Strangiato 2019 will run for one night only on August 21st. For participating theaters, log on to cinemastrangiato.com.

AUDIO: GEDDY LEE SAYS HE'S NEVER BEEN AFRAID OF MAKING A MISTAKE IN PUBLIC


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