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2014-12-18

Two People Have Found Vinyl Records Jack White Hid Inside Furniture in 2004

It turns out Jack White developed a taste for unconventional album releases at a young age. Before he became the rock star he is today, White used to work as an upholsterer in Detroit. He was mentored by friend and coworker Brain Muldoon, who also had musical aspirations. The two formed a band -- aptly named The Upholsterers -- and recorded a single, entitled "Apple of My Eye," in 2000. Four years later, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Muldoon's start in the upholstery business, they recorded a second single. They then hid 100 copies of the single, pressed…

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Incubus to Release Two New EPs

Four years after releasing their last album, Incubus will return in 2015 with two new EPs. "We’re planning on releasing two installments that will total an album, two EPs," guitarist Mike Einziger tells Billboard. “We’re hoping to put out the first one in February or March, then the summer.” Along with the new music announcement, Incubus also revealed they've signed to Island Records. Having left Epic Records in 2012, Incubus wrote the new material without the influence of a label. "We didn’t have any plans to make this record,” Einziger says. "Just having no horizon to look at was important…

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Kid Rock Reveals Pre-Order Details, Track List for "First Kiss"

Kid Rock will release First Kiss, his tenth studio album, on February 24 -- but starting today, you'll be able to pre-order the album from the Detroit rocker's website. If you do, you'll scorea download of the title track on January 6, when the single's music video will premiere and the track hits radio. Select pre-order packages will also include pre-sale ticket access to Rock's 2015 headlining tour, which will be announced shortly. Additionally, Rock has revealed the First Kiss track list, which consists of nine songs, plus one bonus track for both the explicit and clean versions of the…

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Muse's Latest Instagram Tease Shows Band Recording with Orchestra

Muse is continuing to tease fans with little bits of information about their new album posted to the band's Instagram page. The latest post is a video of an orchestra recording before frontman Matt Bellamy swings the camera around to himself as he watches. The post is captioned simply, "Milan strings." Given Muse's penchant for the dramatic, recording with a Milanese orchestra does seem to make a lot of sense. But with regard to spilling details about the new album, which will be Muse's seventh studio effort, the band has been playing things very close to the vest. The only…

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Anthrax Announces Their Own Bourbon Brand

Anthrax received their sixth Grammy nomination earlier this month, and the band is celebrating in style. The thrash metal legends have teamed up with Jefferson's Bourbon to create their own brand of the beverage, called Indians. "Anthrax's Indians, a single barrel bourbon, was personally chosen by the band and will taste like no other due to its particular blend and the barrel it was aged in," reads a press release. "We've been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie or poster, and Indians was perfect," adds bassist…

posted 2014/12/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2014-12-17

In Flames Announce 2015 Tour

Now that they're almost finished with their co-headlining tour with Opeth, In Flames will head out as the sole headliner for a 2015 tour. The trek will commence February 20 in Agoura Hills, California and conclude March 18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All ticket info is posted at InFlames.com. "We are having such an amazing time being on tour in U.S. and sharing our stage with our friends in Opeth that it's hard to believe how time flies and that there are only a few shows left this year," says lead vocalist Anders Fridén in a statement. "Therefore, it's even better to…

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Cage the Elephant, Alabama Shakes Featured on Upcoming Season of "Live from the Artists Den"

Long-running public television music program Live from the Artists Den has announced the lineup for 2015. The new season -- the show's ninth -- will feature performances from Alabama Shakes February 6, and Cage the Elephant February 13. Alabama Shakes' episode was taped at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee, which is attached to the iconic Loveless Cafe. The performance featured songs from the band's debut album, Boys & Girls, as well as a number of new tracks. "We've never played in a barn before," frontwoman Brittany Howard said in the interview included in the band's episode. "It's nice to play…

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Eddie Vedder Auctioning Guitar He Used During The Who Tribute Show

Eddie Vedder recently performed at a star-studded tribute to the legendary band The Who to support the Teenage Cancer Trust. Now, the Pearl Jam frontman is auctioning off the Gibson SG guitar he played during that concert. Both Vedder and The Who's Roger Daltrey have signed the guitar. The auction will end on December 22. All proceeds from the sale of the guitar will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Vedder used the guitar to play The Who's classic song "Won't Get Fooled Again." The Who tribute show also featured performances from Oasis' Liam Gallagher, Rush's Geddy Lee, Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson…

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Metallica to Perform at San Jose Sharks Hockey Game

Having performed at San Francisco Giants games for the past two years, Metallica is bringing "Metallica Night" to the hockey rink. The legendary metal band will be performing at a San Jose Sharks game on January 21. "We're excited to add to the ever expanding sports action nights by announcing that we will be getting together with our good friends the San Jose Sharks on January 21, 2015 as they take on their rivals the L.A. Kings for a night of Metalli-hockey mayhem," the band writes on their website. Tickets to "Metalli-hockey" will go on sale December 17 at 10…

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2014-12-16

Perry Farrell Among Stars Who'll Perform at Talking Heads Tribute Concert in NYC

The music of David Byrne and his old band Talking Heads will be the focus of the latest in a series of star-studded tribute concerts organized by New York City entrepreneur Michael Dorf. The show is scheduled for March 23, 2015, at New York's Carnegie Hall. The initial lineup for the event includes Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss, among others. Hip-hop group The Roots, alt-country singer Steve Earle and singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, also will perform. More performers will be announced soon. At least 20 artists are expected to hit the stage…

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Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan to Perform with Mad Season for One-Off Show

Grunge supergroup Mad Season will breathe anew in Seattle for one night. Founding members Mike McCready and Barrett Martin will be joined by Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and Guns n' Roses bassist Duff McKagen for a special show for the Seattle Symphony's "Sonic Evolution" concert series. The show will take place January 30, with tickets now available at SeattleSymphony.org. Mad Season was formed in 1994 by members of Pearl Jam guitarist McCready, Screaming Trees drummer Martin, bassist John Baker Saunders, and Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley. The band recorded one album, Above, featuring the hit single, "River of Deceit." Following …

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Rise Against, Black Veil Brides and Godsmack Added to Download Festival Lineup

Following last month's unveiling of headliners, the U.K.'s Download Festival has announced more than 15 new additions to the 2015 lineup. Rise Against, Black Veil Brides, Godsmack, Lamb of God and Eagles of Death Metal have joined the bill, as well as classic rocker Billy Idol and rapper Ice-T's band Body Count. The new additions join headliners Slipknot, Muse and KISS. The complete Download Festival 2015 lineup has yet to be announced, but you can view all the bands on the initial lineup at DownloadFestival.co.uk. Download Festival 2015 takes place June 12-14. Tickets to the festival are now available. The…

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