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2017-10-18

Watch made with Chris Cornell's guitar strap to benefit addiction recovery charity

Before his death this past May, Chris Cornell donated a guitar strap to watch company Nixon for the brand's Rock LTD Collection, which makes watches out of musicians' personal items. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a portion of the proceeds from the new line will be donated to the Recording Academy's MusiCares MAP Fund, a charity for addiction recovery treatment. "Addiction is a disease, and we lose far too many loved ones to the illness each day," says Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell. "MusiCares is a crucial organization and the MusiCares MAP Fund 100 percent supports the music community in its…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Queens of the Stone Age schedules 2018 tour dates

Queens of the Stone Age have announced a new series of tour dates for 2018 in support of their new album, Villains. The West Coast trek begins January 22 in Victoria, British Columbia, and concludes February 17 in Los Angeles. Tickets will go on sale October 27 at QotSA.com.Villains, QotSA's seventh studio effort, features the lead single "The Way You Used to Do." The band is currently on a fall U.S. tour behind the album, which concludes October 24 at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Here are the Queens of the Stone Age 2018 tour dates: 1/22 -- Victoria…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Kick off "Happy Hour" with a new Weezer song

Weezer has shared another preview of their forthcoming album Pacific Daydream with a new song called "Happy Hour." The track is streaming alongside a tropical visualizer now on YouTube. Describing "Happy Hour," the band says the track is a "sad message wrapped in a sunny package." "[It's] sort of a companion piece to 'Island in the Sun' from 2001," Weezer explains. "But instead of being a pure fantasy about an escape, the guy in 'Happy Hour' is chained to reality, looking around for a break from the routine." Pacific Daydream also features the lead single "Feels Like Summer," plus the…

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Ivanka Trump says she went through a "punk phase" & was a big Nirvana fan

Ivanka Trump was apparently a big fan of Nirvana. In her mother Ivana Trump's new book, Raising Trump, the first daughter says that she went through a "punk phase in the nineties," and was "really into Nirvana." "My wardrobe consisted of ripped corduroy jeans and flannel shirts," Ivanka wrote. She adds that she once tried to dye her hair blue, but her mother forced her to change it back to blond using cheap hair dye bought from a drugstore. Ivanka also says that she was "distraught" following the death of Kurt Cobain. "Mom had no idea who Kurt Cobain was,…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Eagles of Death Metal doc "Nos Amis" arriving on Blu-ray/DVD in December

After premiering on HBO earlier this year, the Eagles of Death Metal documentary Nos Amis (Our Friends) will be available on Blu-ray and DVD December 1. Directed by Colin Hanks, Nos Amis explores the aftermath of the November 2015 terrorist attack on the band's show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, and their eventual return to the French capital the following February. The film includes interviews with Eagles of Death Metal co-founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, and also examines their deep friendship.  Bono and The Edge, who invited EODM on stage during U2's concert in Paris just weeks…

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The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, dead at 53

The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie died Tuesday night following a nearly two-year battle with brain cancer. He was 53. "Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by," reads a statement from the Downie family, posted to The Hip's website Wednesday. Beloved in their native Canada, The Tragically Hip is perhaps best known in the U.S. for their single "Courage," which appeared on their 1992 album, Fully Completely. The band released a total of 13 studio albums, the most recent of which was 2016's Man Machine Poem. Downie himself released a total five solo…

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Watch Apocalyptica rock Metallica with cellos in video for "Sad but True" cover

Apocalyptica has released the video for their take on Metallica's "Sad but True." The clip, which is streaming now on YouTube, features live footage of the Finnish cello rockers filmed during a recent show in Berlin. The band originally recorded the "Sad but True" cover, along with seven other Metallica songs, for their 1996 debut album Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. The record was reissued last year with three more cello-ized Metallica tracks. Earlier this month, Apocalyptica wrapped up a U.S. tour, during which they performed Plays Metallica by Four Cellos in full. They're currently doing the same thing in…

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No Doubt's 1992 debut album being reissued on vinyl in honor of 25th anniversary

No Doubt's 1992 self-titled debut album celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and to celebrate the milestone, the band is reissuing the record on vinyl for the first time on November 10. Arriving during the height of the angst-ridden grunge era, No Doubt was an upbeat album that combined elements of new wave, ska and pop. While it was considered a commercial failure at the time of its release, the album helped No Doubt cultivate a following in the local Southern California scene and lay the groundwork for their eventual break-out with 1995's Tragic Kingdom. No Doubt has released a…

posted 2017/10/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-10-17

Prepare for KillThrax II: Killswitch Engage and Anthrax reunite for co-headlining tour

Earlier this year, Killswitch Engage and Anthrax joined forces for the awesomely titled KillThrax co-headlining tour. But if you missed out on the metal fury, or need a second go-round, the two bands will reunite early next year for the KillThrax II tour. "Evil Dead II. Dawn of the Dead. The Godfather: Part 2. The Empire Strikes Back. All sequels that are better than the original. Add 'KillThrax II' to that list," says Anthrax's Scott Ian in a statement. "Back by popular demand, KillThrax is coming at ya again my friends."  The newly announced trek begins January 25 in Montreal,…

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2017 Record Store Day Black Friday vinyl releases include discs from Chris Cornell, Dan Auerbach, Death from Above & more

Thanksgiving is approaching and so is the 2017 edition of Record Store Day's Black Friday event, held this year on November 24. As usual, a wide variety of cool limited-edition vinyl discs will be available in independent record stores, including releases from Chris Cornell, Dan Auerbach and Death from Above. The late Cornell's release will be a 12-inch EP titled Poncier, named after Matt Dillon's character in the 1992 grunge rom-com Singles. The five-song collection, featuring the track "Seasons," will be available on vinyl and cassette -- with artwork by Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament--  for the first time on Record…

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Listen to an early demo of Metallica's "Master of Puppets"

Metallica has shared an early demo of "Master of Puppets," which will be included on the band's forthcoming deluxe box set reissue of their iconic 1986 album. You can download the track now via digital outlets. Recorded in June 1985, the "Master of Puppets" demo is a rawer version of the song, and feels more like a track from Metallica's first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning. The deluxe Master of Puppets album reissue will be released on November 10. Metallica's also working on reissues of the next two albums in their discography: 1988's ...And Justice for…

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Imagine Dragons featured on "NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 64"; Fall Out Boy included on "NOW That's What I Call the 00s"

The NOW compilation series keeps on trucking, and the next edition will feature Imagine Dragons. The band's single "Thunder" is included on NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 64, which will arrive on November 3. The 16-track collections also features hits from Maroon 5, Childish Gambino, Sam Smith, Pink and Katy Perry, among others. Additionally, because it's never too early to feel nostalgic, the NOW series is also releasing NOW That’s What I Call the 00s. On that album, also due November 3, you'll find Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin Down," Hoobastank's "The Reason," and pop smashes like Britney…

posted 2017/10/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock