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Today, Watch Jack White's Third Man Records Try to Play a Record in Space
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 10:01 am

ABC/Nicole WilderJack White's Third Man Records is attempting to play the first ever phonographic record in outer space, and you won't have to leave Earth to watch the results. The launch of the "space-proof" turntable, dubbed the Icarus Craft, will stream online starting today, July 30 at 12 p.m. ET via ThirdManRecords.com.

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Billy Corgan Teases "Big Stuff Happening" with The Smashing Pumpkins
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 2:01 am

Credit: Scarlet PageDuring The Smashing Pumpkins' In Plainsong tour earlier this year, frontman Billy Corgan not only toured with the band's original drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin, but he also played on stage with original guitarist James Iha for the first time in more than 15 years. With 75 percent of the original Pumpkins lineup reuniting, many wondered if the last quarter of the band, bassist D'arcy Wretzky, would also return.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys & More to Release Albums on Pink Vinyl for Charity
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 2:01 am

Warner Bros. Records Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and eight other bands are uniting for Ten Bands One Cause, an annual campaign that raises money for Gilda's Club NYC, which provides community outreach to those diagnosed with cancer. As a part of the initiative, ten bands will reissue one of their albums on pink vinyl.

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My Chemical Romance Officially Announces "The Black Parade" 10th Anniversary Reissue
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 2:01 am

My Chemical Romance in 2006; Michael Loccisano/FilmMagicAfter saying they wouldn't be reuniting, despite sharing a cryptic teaser that nearly broke the Internet, My Chemical Romance has officially revealed the details of their 10th anniversary reissue of The Black Parade. Titled The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts, the collection will be released as a two-disc or three-LP bundle September 23.

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Sevendust Expands Tour with Crobot into the Fall
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 2:01 am

Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesIn August, Sevendust will kick off a headlining tour with support from Crobot. Now, Sevendust has expanded their outing into the fall, and Crobot will once again join on select dates. The newly announced batch of shows begins September 9 in Wichita, Kansas, and concludes September 28 in St. Louis. Visit Sevendust.com for all ticket info.

Sevendust will be touring behind their new album, Kill the Flaw, while Crobot will be supporting their sophomore effort, Welcome to Fat City, which will be released September 23.

Here are Sevendust's new fall tour dates:

9/9 -- Wichita, KS, Cotillion
9/13 -- Grand Rapids, MI, The Intersection
9/14 -- Flint, MI, Machine Shop
9/15 -- Cleveland, OH, House Of Blues
9/20 -- Raleigh, NC, Lincoln Theater
9/21 -- Charlotte, NC, Amos
9/23 -- Tyler, TX, Clicks
9/25 -- New Orleans, LA, House Of Blues
9/27 -- Chattanooga, TN, Track 29
9/28 -- St. Louis, MO, Pops

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Entertainment

Jared Leto "Dove Deep" for His "Twisted but...Lovable Joker"
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 6:02 am

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Jared Leto tells ABC's Good Morning America that he "dove pretty deep" to find his Joker in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad

It has already been reported that Leto refused to break character during the film, and sent his co-stars icky gifts like a dead pig, courtesy of "The Crown Prince of Crime."

Leto's process, while seemingly strange, was his way of paying tribute to what he calls "the role of a lifetime," he explained.

The result is, "a sick, twisted, but I think very loveable Joker," said the Oscar-winning actor.  "This character has been written about, acted, interpreted, reinterpreted, re-imagined for 75 years. So to be asked to take the baton and run with it was quite an honor and a responsibility." 

A lot of work also went into "Mr. J's" chilling laugh. Each actor who's played the role has put his own spin on it, and Leto was no different.

"I remember walking the streets of New York, and in Toronto where we were shooting and I would just laugh out and see how people would react to it. And when I started honing in on this laugh, I realized it was the one where people would turn around and be like, "What the hell is that?!"

Suicide Squad, which also stars Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Will Smith, opens August 5.

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Meryl Street Thought She'd Age Out of Hollywood
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 4:02 am

Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesIt's hard to believe that Meryl Streep, who has received 11 of her 19 Academy Award nominations since she turned 40, ever doubted that she would continue to find roles as she got older.

In an interview with WSJ Magazine following the premier of her latest movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, Streep opened up about the age barriers for women in Hollywood that once seemed more impenetrable than now.

"I remember as I was hovering around 40, I thought each movie would be my last, really," the highly decorated actress admitted. "And all the evidence of other 40-year-old women at that time -- this is 27 years ago -- would lead you to believe it was over.”

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The WWII Hero Who Never Fired a Shot: Trailer for "Hacksaw Ridge"
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 4:02 am

Lionsgate(LOS ANGELES) -- The trailer for Oscar winning director Mel Gibson's WWII biopic Hacksaw Ridge has just debuted online, and promises a unique look at a unique World War II hero: Desmond Doss.

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Conservatives Snipe "American Sniper" Bradley Cooper over DNC Appearance
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 4:02 am

Anthony Harvey/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Political conservatives have raised an outcry online after seeing American Sniper star Bradley Cooper among attendees at the Democratic National Convention in the actor's hometown of Philadelphia.

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Bill Cosby Drops Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Accuser
Updated: July 30, 2016 - 4:02 am

Bill Cosby in a Dec. 30, 2015 booking photo released by the Cheltenham Township, PA Police Department(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Penn.) -- Bill Cosby has dropped a breach of contract lawsuit he filed in February against Andrea Constand, the woman at the center of his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, as well as her lawyers, her mother and the publisher of the National Enquirer.

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