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2014-09-16

Jack White Told Bob Dylan that Songwriting in Dylan's Era Was Like "Shooting Fish in a Barrel"

Tonight's the night Jack White appears on Dan Rather's Big Interview, on cable's AXS channel. In an excerpt from the program streaming on Rolling Stone's website, White relates how he once told Bob Dylan he feels it was easier to be a songwriter back in Dylan's 1960s heyday.  "It was kind of like shooting fish in a barrel [to write popular songs back then]," White says he told the legendary singer.  White goes on to explain there were so many important issues -- like the civil rights movement and the Vietnam war -- and that young people were looking for a voice as they became aware of…

posted 2014/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

MTV European Music Awards Nominations Announced

It hasn't even been a month since the MTV VMAs happened, but it's already time for the MTV EMAs -- the European Music Awards.  The nominees have now been revealed and as usual, pop and hip-hop have eclipsed the rock division in number, but there are still a couple of hard-hitting categories left. In the Best Rock category, you'll find Linkin Park, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, The Black Keys, and Arctic Monkeys. Best Alternative contenders include Thirty Seconds to Mars, Paramore,Lorde, Lana Del Rey, and Fall Out Boy. This year's 20th anniversary ceremony will take place in Glasgow, Scotland on November 9 and will air on MTV channels worldwide. Voting in now open…

posted 2014/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Slash Documentary to Get TV Premiere as Part of "Slash Bash"

Former Guns N' Roses axe man Slash will be feeling the love with an all-day "Slash Bash" marathon kicking off at 10 a.m. this Saturday on AXS TV that will be highlighted by the television premiere of the all-new documentary Ernie Ball Presents: Real to Reel with Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The new documentary will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of World on Fire, the forthcoming album from the guitarist with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, which is due September 16.  The film is set to air Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5…

posted 2014/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jack White Is Dan Rather's "Big Interview"

Jack White will appear on Dan Rather's Big Interview tonight. The interview takes place at White's Third Man Records in Nashville, and a trailer shows White leading Rather around the studio. In a clip, White describes himself as acting as "an antenna," letting the creation of music happen though him. Dan Rather's Big Interview premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET on AXS. As for White, his most recent video offering is a moody black-and-blue-toned clip for "Would You Fight For My Love?" conceptualized, shot and produced in a single 24-hour period. It's available now on Jack White's VEVO channel.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio…

posted 2014/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Megadeth to Issue First Five Albums on Vinyl Picture Disc for the First Time in the US

Megadeth fans, get ready for the holiday rush; Universal Music Enterprises is getting ready to issue the band's first five albums on limited edition vinyl picture disc on November 11. Scheduled for release is the 1986 debut Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, 1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! and 1990’s Rust in Peace, as well as 1992’s Countdown to Extinction and 1994’s Youthanasia -- both making their debut on picture disc anywhere. Each album will be pressed on heavyweight vinyl and feature the remastered mixes by Dave Mustaine with the original album track listings. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Slash Streams New Album, "World on Fire," for Free; Will Receive Horror Award

World on Fire, the new album from Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, is available for sale today in all of the usual places, but you can also stream it for free, courtesy of USA Today.  Just type SLASH into the search box. In other Slash news, he'll appear Friday at Universal Studios Hollywood for the unveiling of the new maze, dubbed "Clowns 3D Music by SLASH" -- an attraction for which he provided the score -- at the park's Halloween Horror Nights event. After the unveiling, Slash will receive an Eyegore Award, given to entertainment figures "for bringing the horror genre to life within the movie, television and music…

posted 2014/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Joan Jett Says She Has No "Mission"; Thinks Fans Respect Her Authenticity

It's been a pretty gigantic year for Joan Jett. In April, Jett appeared onstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame awards ceremony, standing in for the late Kurt Cobain to play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" during Nirvana's performance. At the end of the same month, Jett made history by being the only female recipient of Revolver's Golden God award for "embody[ing] the spirit of hard rock and metal."  In July, Jett received the Alternative Press' Icon Award and just last week news broke that Jett will be honored at this year's Little Kids Rock gala for being "an…

posted 2014/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2014-09-15

Slipknot to Showcase One New Mask Every Day -- Identity of Bassist Likely Revealed

Slipknot fans have never had it so good. Besides the trickling of details about the band's new album .5: The Gray Chapter, there are now available online numerous teasers and a full-length video for "The Devil In I," the album's first single.  That video featured a stage performance showing the band members in their new masks -- and so much attention is being paid that Corey Taylor and company have decided to showcase one new mask each day on the band's official website.  Perhaps more than the band members' masks, attention has been focused on the drummer and bassist, replacing Joey Jordison --…

posted 2014/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Not Everyone is a U2 Fan, Apple Discovers

Turns out not everyone is a U2 fan. After the band announced during an Apple's press conference last week that it was giving a download of its new album Songs of Innocence to everyone with iTunes, and that the new album would automatically appear in all iTunes user's music libraries, there was much rejoicing among fans of the band. But there were some iTunes users who weren't thrilled; so many, in fact, that Apple has come up with an opt-out page for those non-U2-loving folks.  With one click on the page, users can remove Songs of Innocence from their libraries. Bono and company can soothe the wound to its…

posted 2014/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Kings of Leon Announce Harvest Night Festival Lineup

Kings of Leon have announced the Music City Food + Wine Festival musical lineup, and interestingly, the band is the only rock act on the bill. This year's festival will include performances from Michael McDonald; country stars Jamey Johnson, Charles Kelley and Hunter Hayes; and singer-songwrtier Phosphorescent, among others. Kings of Leon will headline the Nashville event, which the band members co-founded and curate every year.  The Music City Food + Wine Festival celebrates fine food by featuring world-class chefs; this year's culinary lineup features Tyler Florence, Masahuru Morimoto and more than a dozen others. Nathan Followill of King of Leon says, "Harvest Night is going to be a fun night of…

posted 2014/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters Post Longer "Sonic Highways" Trailer that Reveals Special Guests

Foo Fighters continues to whet our appetite for the upcoming Sonic Highways series. The band has posted a two-minute trailer for the project on their Twitter and Facebook pages, offering some great behind-the-scenes moments.  "Basically, we come to a city and begin recording an instrumental," says Dave Grohl in the trailer. "Because I interview all of these different musicians from that city." Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins says, "It's given [Dave] a whole new way of writing lyrics. He was like, 'I'm going to take sentences from the [artist] interviews and write a song." The trailer also offers a taste of the artists who'll be featured in Sonic Highways: Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Chuck…

posted 2014/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters Perform at Invictus Games Closing Ceremony

Foo Fighters headlined the closing ceremony of the first-ever Invictus Games Sunday.The band performed 11 songs for thousands of people at an outdoor stage in London’s Olympic Park, according to NME.com.The Invictus Games are a sports competition for wounded military service personnel.Prince Harry introduced the band after paying tribute to the men and women who had competed in the games. Prince Harry apologized for keeping Dave Grohl waiting and joked that the rocker was "really old" anyway.Grohl saluted the service members who competed when he announced that the band’s song, “My Hero,” was going out "to all the heroes tonight.”Before…

posted 2014/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock