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Minus the Bear made a playlist of songs that inspired ‘Planet of Ice’ ahead of tour

As it's their proggiest album, you may not be surprised to learn that the playlist includes lots of Yes, Pink Floyd and King Crimson.

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Cedric and Chrissie Bixler (photo via Cedric's Instagram)
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Chrissie Bixler slams Netflix after accusing Danny Masterson of rape

Bixler's husband, At the Drive In and The Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala, has also commented on Twitter, mentioning that The Church of Scientology has been harassing his family since his wife pressed charges last year.

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Crystal Fairy (Melvins/ATDI/Le Butcherettes) share new song “Chiseler”

It's a forward-charging punk song, with a stronger ATDI-influence than we heard on the last song.

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Dillinger Escape Plan playing shows; Giraffe Tongue Orchestra share song

Dillinger Escape Plan playing some shows, and their supergroup side project Giraffe Tongue Orchestra (with members of Mastodon, Mars Volta, and Alice In Chains) have an album on the way.

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Omar Rodriguez-Lopez releasing 12 solo albums this year

While At the Drive-In recently had to cancel their tour, there's now better news from ATDI's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. He's releasing a series of solo albums via Ipecac, with the first one, Sworn Virgins, coming out next week (7/15)...

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Travis Barker joined ATDI/Mars Volta offshoot Antemasque for tour & new LP (video); Bad Religion drummer leaves to join…

Travis Barker recently joined Antemasque, the current project of Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta and At the Drive In, for the first shows of their current tour (which will soon take them to Fun Fun Fun Fest)...

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Cedric freaks out during Antemasque set at New Zealand festival, allegedly tosses boiling water off stage, burning fan

Antemasque, the current band of Mars Volta/At the Drive-In members Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-Lopez, were playing Westfest in New Zealand earlier this week when an angered Cedric had a bit of a freakout on stage...

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Mars Volta offshoot Antemasque toured with Le Butcherettes (pics)

If all you know of Omar is the talented but quiet guy off to the side on all those ATDI reunion shows, that dude has been replaced by a beast wearing a guitar...

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Isaiah Ikey Owens (Jack White’s band, Mars Volta, more), RIP

Isaiah "Ikey" Owens w/ Jack White's band at GovBall 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, a member Jack White's band who was also in The Mars Volta (2001-2009), the Long Beach Dub All Stars, led his own band Free Moral Agents and contributed to records by Reel Big Fish, Sublime, Mastodon, Saul Williams, El-P, Crystal Antlers and more, passed away in Mexico while on tour with Jack White...

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Dana (distortion) Yavin
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Antemasque (ATDI, Mars Volta) announce tour (2 NYC shows)

At the Drive-In at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Though Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's post-Mars Volta/At the Drive-In band Antemasque put out their debut album (featuring Flea) earlier this year, it's since been taken off the internet and will be "officially" released in October via Omar's Nadie Sound label...

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