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Band of Skulls' "By Default" Features a "Trick Title" and Their "Heaviest Song"

Band of Skulls' latest album is called By Default, but the album does not find the British rockers in default mode. Instead, the group made a conscious effort to expand upon the foundation of the bluesy, garage rock sound that they built over their past three albums. "On paper, Band of Skulls 'by default' is like, 'Yeah, OK. It's gonna be bluesy, garage,' you know, what people would expect," frontman Russell Marsden tells ABC Radio. "So we just thought it was a little bit of fun to sort of have a trick title." Band of Skulls has a few tricks…

posted 2016/06/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Andy Black Joins "Alternative Press" Music Awards Live Lineup

Andy Black will perform live at this year's Alternative Press Music Awards. The Black Veil Brides frontman joins a lineup that already includes A Day to Remember, Papa Roach, Dashboard Confessional and Judas Priest's Rob Halford, among others. Black released his debut solo album, The Shadow Side, earlier this year. The record includes contributions from Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, ex-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and Blink-182's Travis Barker. The 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards will be held July 18 in Columbus, Ohio. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Radiohead Beats Out Red Hot Chili Peppers to Top UK's Official Albums Chart

Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool narrowly outsold Red Hot Chili Peppers' The Getaway to take the number-one spot on this week's U.K.'s Official Albums Chart. The latest effort from Thom Yorke and company sold 44,000 copies, while Anthony Kiedis' band sold 40,000 copies with their new album. A Moon Shaped Pool previously topped the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart when it was released digitally on May 8. The album, Radiohead's ninth, was released on physical formats June 17. With A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead has a total of six number-one albums in their home country, while Red Hot Chili Peppers have…

posted 2016/06/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Chevelle Debuts New Song, "Young Wicked"

Chevelle has shared a new cut from their forthcoming album, The North Corridor. The heavy track is called "Young Wicked," and you can download it now on iTunes. "Young Wicked" is the second track Chevelle has released from The North Corridor, following lead single "Joyride (Omen)." The album will be released July 8. Chevelle will be on tour throughout the summer in support of The North Corridor on a series of headlining shows, festival appearances, and co-headlining dates with Bush. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors Unveil New Suicide Squad Footage in "Sucker for Pain" Video

After unveiling their Suicide Squad theme song "Sucker for Pain" earlier this week, the squad of Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, and rappers Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, Logic and Wiz Khalifa have debuted the track's video. The visual is streaming now on the Suicide Squad Facebook page. The video features Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds singing the track's chorus, while X Ambassadors vocalist Sam Harris broods in chains. It also includes new footage from the Suicide Squad movie, which stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto as the iconic Joker. "Sucker for Pain" is included on the upcoming Suicide…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Motionless in White Honors the Hometown in New Song, "570"

Motionless in White pays tribute to their hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania in their new song. No, it's not a cover of The Office theme song -- it's a track called "570," which refers to the Scranton area code. You can listen to "570" now on YouTube. "570" is the first track to be released from Motionless in White's forthcoming fourth studio album, which will be their first on new label Roadrunner records. "We are very honored to finally announce that we have signed with Roadrunner Records," says the band in a statement. "Over the past few months, we've had the…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Guns N' Roses Kick Off Not in This Lifetime Tour in Detroit

The impossible has happened: a reunited Guns N' Roses is officially on tour. The band, led by Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, kicked off their Not in This Lifetime tour Thursday night in Detroit. Following an opening set from Alice in Chains, GNR launched into their two-and-a-half hour show with "It's So Easy." The 25-song setlist included classics like "Welcome to the Jungle," "November Rain" and "Sweet Child O' Mine." GNR closed the main set with "Nightrain" before returning for a three song encore of "Don't Cry," a cover of The Who's "The Seeker" and "Paradise City." The Not…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Crobot Revisits Old-School Cartoons in "Not for Sale" Lyric Video

Crobot has shared the lyric video for their new single "Not for Sale." The visual includes clips of old-school cartoon characters, including Felix the Cat and Little Audrey while showing the lyrics in bouncing ball sing-a-long style. You can watch the "Not for Sale" lyric video now on Youtube. "Not for Sale" is a single from Crobot's forthcoming sophomore album, Welcome to Fat City, which will be released September 23. Crobot's debut album, Something Supernatural, featured the singles "Nowhere to Hide" and "Legend of the Spaceborne Killer." Crobot will be touring in support of Welcome to Fat City alongside Sevendust…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Red Hot Chili Peppers' "The Getaway" to Contend for Number-One Spot on "Billboard" 200

Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album The Getaway will be competing against Drake for the number-one spot on next week's Billboard 200. Both The Getaway and the rapper's album Views are on pace to move an estimated 110,000 to 120,000 equivalent album units each. If the Chili Peppers were to debut on top of the Billboard 200, The Getaway will give Anthony Kiedis and company their second number-one album, following their 2006 double-disc opus Stadium Arcadium. RHCP's last album, 2011's I'm with You, peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. The Getaway features the lead single "Dark Necessities," which currently…

posted 2016/06/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Bring Me the Horizon Brings the "Avalanche" in New Video

Bring Me the Horizon has premiered the video for their song "Avalanche." While the band's videos for "True Friends" and "Follow You" took a more narrative-heavy approach, the "Avalanche" clip is mostly a straight performance video. You can watch Bring Me the Horizon bring the "Avalanche" live now on YouTube. The "Avalanche" video was directed by Tom Sykes, brother of Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes. "This is the first time we've worked on filming and editing the whole project," says Tom in a statement. "Having creative control over every aspect from start to finish was great, it was…

posted 2016/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Blink-182 Explores "No Future" on New Song

Blink-182 has released another preview from their forthcoming album, California. The latest cut is called "No Future," and you can stream the track, along with its lyric video, now on YouTube. "No Future" is the fourth song Blink has shared from California, following "Rabbit Hole," the 15-second "Built This Pool," and lead single "Bored to Death." The whole album will be released July 1. Blink-182 will be spending their summer on the road on a massive tour, which features support from A Day to Remember, All Time Low and The All-American Rejects. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors Team Up with Rap World for "Suicide Squad" Song "Sucker for Pain"

The members of Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors are already buddies, but they've expanded their squad for "Sucker for Pain," a new song that appears on the upcoming Suicide Squad soundtrack. Along with the two bands, "Sucker for Pain" features contributions from rappers Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, Logic and Wiz Khalifa. You can listen to the collaboration now on YouTube. For a visual interpretation of "Sucker for Pain," tune in for the track's video premiere on the Suicide Squad Facebook page tonight, June 23 at 11 p.m. ET. Along with "Sucker for Pain," the Suicide Squad soundtrack also includes…

posted 2016/06/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock