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okay but it’s so important to do little things for yourself that help you feel comfortable in therapy. like for some people thats bringing stuffed animals or blankets or their journal, but for me it’s spending the first five minutes showing my psychologist cool rocks ive found/bought since i last saw her. it helps me relax and gives my hands something to do throughout the session. theres no such thing as a “stupid comfort item/habit.” sometimes you gotta start your therapy talkin about what happened on your favorite tv show. sometimes u gotta show your therapist pictures of your pet or ask for a pic of theirs. it’s okay.

being comfortable in therapy is the first step towards significant progress.

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Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack to Host 2017 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster: Exclusive
Andy Biersack, the singer of hard rock band Black Veil Brides, has been chosen to host the 2017 edition of the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards (APMAs), Fueled by Monster Energy. The show will return to Alternative Press’ home base of Cleveland on July 17. Other details are yet to be announced.
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Reynisfjara Beach// The only stop before our horse ride today is a black sand beach in Vík with more unusual geology! Rugged sea stacks in the ocean, called Gardar, protrude upward and a huge mountain has formed on the shore out of hexagonal basalt columns similar (but much larger) than the ones we saw framing the waterfall Svartifoss in the east.

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Fueled By Ramen Pop-Rockers Vinyl Theatre Announce New Album, Premiere Four Glistening Tracks
Milwaukee-based rockers Vinyl Theatre share four new songs -- "The Island," "30 Seconds," "My Fault" and "New Machines" -- ahead of the May 12 release of "Origami," their sophomore album for Fueled By Ramen.

Check out the Billboard premiere of some new Vinyl Theatre songs off their upcoming album ‘Origami’ HERE! You’ll be able to pre-order ‘Origami’ starting tomorrow, February 10th!

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Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' Turns 40: 11 of the Best 'Go Your Own Way' Covers
Before throwing amorous lyrical shade became standard chart-topping fodder, there was "Go Your Own Way."

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By the time Glee went off the air in 2015, there were few songs that hadn’t been showcased. But a second season episode, titled “Rumours,” was devoted entirely to the Fleetwood Mac album’s songs. Whether you A) loved the show B) pretended you didn’t watch the show but secretly did, or C) protested its existence, Lea Michele’s take undeniably did it justice.

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Stevie Nicks Shares Stunning Unreleased Version of 'Wild Heart': Exclusive Premiere
The ever-intriguing powerhouse performer Stevie Nicks boasts seven successful solo studio albums and recently announced that she's releasing deluxe editions of her first two albums 'Bella Donna' and 'The Wild Heart.'

The song arrives in anticipation of the deluxe edition releases of her first two solo albums. 

 Stevie Nicks kicked off her highly anticipated 24 Karat Gold Tour earlier this week, on Oct. 25. The ever-intriguing powerhouse performer boasts seven successful solo studio albums – surely enough material to craft a compelling setlist – though Nicks decided the more music, the better. As a result, she is releasing deluxe editions of her first two albums: 1981’s Bella Donna and 1983’s The Wild Heart. 

 While the pair will arrive on Nov. 4, today (Oct. 27) Nicks is premiering a previously unreleased session version of “Wild Heart” exclusively with Billboard. The sweeping song arrived as the third single off the 2x platinum The Wild Heart and was made famous from a video in which Nicks sings along to an early demo of the song while having her makeup applied for a Rolling Stone photo shoot. 

This newly arrived version evokes much of that same raw energy. “I’ve had so much fun reliving the making of Bella Donna and The Wild Heart while working on the liner notes and listening to all of the alternate versions and demo takes,” Nicks said in the press release. “The liner notes are so much more than liner notes. They are like a little novel. I tried to make whoever reads this feel like they were there. I think…I succeeded…." 

 Bella Donna will include unreleased versions of her hits "Edge of Seventeen” and “Leather and Lace” along with other rarities off various soundtracks such as “Blue Lamp” from Heavy Metal and “Sleeping Angel” off Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Additionally, recordings from a 1981 concert will be included on the album as well. 

 As for The Wild Heart, hits such as “Stand Back” – which will also have a B-side – and “Nightbird” are revitalized, as is the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ collaborative track “I Will Run To You.” More so, a handful of previously unreleased versions (in addition to “Wild Heart”) will further fill out the album. Until the deluxe editions of each album arrive, give the newly surfaced version of “Wild Heart” a listen below.

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Panic! at the Disco's Debut Turns 10: Oral History Told by Brendon Urie, Pete Wentz & More
Sunday (Sept. 27) marks the 10-year anniversary of one of the most polarizing albums of our time: Panic! at the Disco’s impossibly ambitious, Vaudeville-meets-pop-punk opening statement, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. It sold 2 million copies in the U.S., won the VMA for video of the year, and launched an entire record label -- all this from four Las Vegas teens who were signed before ever playing a concert.

The Speakers

Brendon Urie - Panic! lead singer
Pete Wentz - Fall out Boy bassist, Decaydance/DCD2 founder who signed Panic!
Jon Walker - Panic! bassist, 2006-09
Matt Squire - A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out producer
Scott Nagelberg - Panic! manager, since 2004
Bob McLynn - co-founder of Crush Music, which has managed Panic! since 2004 and launched Fall Out Boy


Guitarist Ryan Ross declined to be interviewed. Drummer Spencer Smith and bassist Brent Wilson could not be reached.