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2017-02-21

Watch a recap of Billy Corgan's "Thirty Days" project

Billy Corgan's "Thirty Days" road trip project, which saw the Smashing Pumpkins frontman travel across the U.S. while meeting new people and working on new music, has come to an end. To mark the final day, Corgan has shared a recap video of the whole journey, which you can watch now on YouTube. "In terms of being enlightened or fulfilled on the trip, I would say it pretty simply: I love my country," Corgan says in the video. In addition to "Thirty Days," Corgan has been working on a new solo album with producer Rick Rubin, which is due out…

posted 2017/02/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine feels "a little bit of everything" following Grammy win

The 12th time was the charm for Megadeth at this year's Grammys -- the metal band finally took home a trophy after 11 nominations and zero wins. On earning their long-awaited Grammy, which they earned in the Best Metal Performance category for their song "Dystopia," frontman Dave Mustaine is feeling "a little bit of everything." "Obviously the gratitude of being recognized," he tells Billboard. "But also the disappointment lingering from the years where they've given the award to somebody that didn't belong in that category." Mustaine feels that some past metal category winners, like Nine Inch Nails or Jethro Tull,…

posted 2017/02/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-02-20

"You are loved and you are missed": Frances Bean Cobain shares 50th birthday message to Kurt

Kurt Cobain would've celebrated his 50th birthday today, and his daughter Frances Bean Cobain has shared a message to her late father to mark the occasion. "Today would have been your 50th birthday," Frances writes in an Instagram post. "You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the gift of life. Forever your daughter, Frances Bean Cobain." Cobain was born February 20, 1967. The iconic Nirvana frontman died by suicide at age 27 on April 5, 1994. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Happy birthday, Kurt Cobain: Nirvana frontman would've turned 50 today

Kurt Cobain would've celebrated his 50th birthday today. The iconic Nirvana frontman was born February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington. Cobain co-founded Nirvana in 1987 with bassist Krist Novoselic. The band released their debut album, Bleach, in 1989. Nevermind, Nirvana's gigantic breakthrough smash album, and the first with Dave Grohl on drums, arrived two years later. Nirvana released what would be their final album, In Utero, in 1993. On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle. His death was ruled a suicide, though conspiracy theories continue to persist. He's survived by his wife, Courtney Love,…

posted 2017/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-02-17

Watch trailer for "Song to Song," featuring Flea and Iggy Pop

The trailer for Song to Song, reclusive director Terrence Malick's new film about the Austin music scene, has been released. The clip features quick cameos from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Iggy Pop, both of whom appear in the film. Along with Flea and Pop, Song to Song also features appearances from the rest of the Chili Peppers, plus Patti Smith, Florence + the Machine and Lykke Li. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender. Song to Song will premiere on the opening night of the South by Southwest festival on March 10.…

posted 2017/02/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica shares behind-the-scenes look at "Halo on Fire" video

Metallica's "Halo on Fire" video stars a young woman who enters an underground fight club while a circle of metal fans cheer her on. For a look at how all that came together, Metallica has shared a behind-the-scenes clip detailing the making of the video, which you can watch now on YouTube. "Halo on Fire" is a track from Metallica's new album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. The band created a video for every single track on the album. Metallica will be touring stadiums across North America in support of Hardwired...to Self-Destruct this spring and summer, starting May 10 in Baltimore. Copyright ©…

posted 2017/02/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Midnight Oil announces first world tour since 2002; releasing three archival box sets

The time has come for Midnight Oil to tour the globe again. The veteran Australian rockers have announced plans for their first world tour in more than two decades -- "The Great Circle 2017" trek. The outing, which will begin and end in their hometown of Sydney, will include a North American leg running from a May 5 show in Atlanta to a June 2 concert in Vancouver, Canada. In conjunction with the tour, Midnight Oil is releasing three archival box sets -- The Full Tank, The Overflow Tank and The Complete Vinyl Collection. The The Full Tank features remastered…

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Incubus shares fiery "Nimble Bastard" lyric video

Incubus has premiered the lyric video for their new single, "Nimble Bastard." The clip splashes the song's lyrics across a film reel showing a steadily burning photo of the band. You can watch the "Nimble Bastard" lyric video now at Billboard.com. "'Nimble Bastard' was born of my fascination and loving envy for a couple of people in my life who have this kind of amazing adaptability," Incubus tells Billboard. "If they're at their lowest point, they just bounce back and learn these incredible lessons from being knocked down." "Nimble Bastard" is the lead single from Incubus' upcoming new album 8, which…

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Papa Roach cries for "Help" on new track

Papa Roach has premiered a new song called "Help," which will appear on the band's forthcoming 10th studio album. You can listen to the emotional track now on YouTube. "Help" is the second song Papa Roach has released from their currently untitled album, following the single "Crooked Teeth." The album, Papa Roach's follow-up to their 2015 effort F.E.A.R., is due out this year. Papa Roach will hit the road this April for a series of Canadian dates with Sum 41, after which they'll tackle the spring festival circuit with appearances at Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock on…

posted 2017/02/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica's Kirk Hammet selling classic 1968 Jaguar

Kirk Hammett is parting ways with a part of his classic car collection. The Metallica guitarist is selling his 1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1.5 2+2, which you can bid on now via eBay. "Kirk is a living legend in the music industry,” says Alex Manos, owner of Beverly Hills Car Club, which is handling the sale of the Jaguar. "This car embodies his sense of style and his appreciation for quality." The car has been repainted a "glossy black" over its original "opalescent silver blue" color. Bids will be accepted until today at 4:45 p.m. ET. His Jaguar XKE isn't…

posted 2017/02/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Soundgarden releases remixed version of "Flower" from "Ultramega OK" reissue

Soundgarden has shared a remixed version of their song "Flower," which will appear on the band's forthcoming reissue of their 1988 debut album, Ultramega OK. You can listen to the new take on "Flower" now via YouTube. The Ultramega OK reissue will be released March 10. The 19-track collection features a remixed version of the original album, plus "early versions" of six songs. For Soundgarden, remixing Ultramega OK has been a goal decades in the making. When the album was originally released, the band wasn't happy with the final mix, and planned to remix it for subsequent pressings. However, their…

posted 2017/02/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Evanescence shares new version of pre-"Fallen" track "Even in Death"

Evanescence has released a newly recorded version of their track "Even in Death." The song was written prior to the release of the band's breakthrough debut album, 2003's Fallen. You can listen to "Even in Death (2016)" now via Kerrang.com. The new version of "Even in Death" appears on Evanescence's The Ultimate Collection vinyl box set, which arrives Friday. The six-LP package includes vinyl editions of all three Evanescence studio albums -- Fallen, 2006's The Open Door and 2011's Evanescence -- plus the previously unreleased demo album Origin and the bonus track collection Lost Whispers. Evanescence is currently working on new material for their…

posted 2017/02/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock