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2018-02-21

Corey Taylor, Courtney Love performing at mental health benefit concert

Corey Taylor and Courtney Love are performing at Above Ground, a benefit concert raising funds for mental health treatment. The show takes place April 16 in Los Angeles. Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro and Billy Idol guitarist Billy Morrison will host the event, which will also feature performances from Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes and Apocalyptica vocalist Franky Perez. During the concert, the musicians will be playing songs from The Velvet Underground's debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico and Kings of the Wild Frontier by Adam and the Ants. Proceeds from Above Ground will be donated to MusiCares, the charitable arm…

posted 2018/02/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson headlining 2018 Heavy Montreal festival

Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson will embark on a trip to Canada this summer -- they're all performing at the 2018 Heavy Montreal festival, scheduled for July 28-29. Joining them on the bill will be Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead, Underoath, Gojira, Trivium, Baroness and I Prevail, among others. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit HeavyMontreal.com. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/02/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons release new song, announce more Evolve tour dates

The evolution continues: Imagine Dragons debuted a brand new single today and announced summer dates for their Evolve Tour. Their new song, called “Next to Me,” is about a person experiencing unconditional love despite his flaws. Frontman Dan Reynolds tells Apple Music's Zane Lowe that writing a love song was unusual for him. “I don't typically write love songs,” he says. “It was different, but it was fun and it stretched me...it's about my frailties within romance.” The band will be performing the song, as well as other hits including “Believer” and “Thunder,” on the road this summer starting June…

posted 2018/02/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

In her first TV interview, Chris Cornell's wife Vicky Cornell reveals how the late rocker relapsed

The first TV interview with Vicky Cornell, Chris Cornell's widow, aired Wednesday morning on ABC's Good Morning America. During her conversation with ABC's Robin Roberts, Vicky revealed how the Soundgarden frontman, who had struggled with drug addiction throughout his life, relapsed prior to his suicide last May. "Approximately a year before [Chris] died, he was prescribed a benzodiazepine to help him sleep," she remembers. "He had torn his shoulder, he complained that the pain in the shoulder was waking him up." "In retrospect, I've learned it's not supposed to be given to anybody who's in recovery," Vicky continues. "If you…

posted 2018/02/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age to headline 2018 Beale Street Music Festival

Jack White and Queens of the Stone Age will head down to Memphis this spring to headline the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival, held May 4-6. The bill also includes Incubus, Odesza, Kaleo, Vance Joy, Franz Ferdinand, Chevelle, Cake, The Flaming Lips, Dashboard Confessional, MisterWives and Andrew W.K., among others. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit MemphisinMay.org. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/02/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nickelback hopes to have "Canadians running wild in the streets" during Las Vegas residency

Nickelback will launch a five-night residency at The Joint in Las Vegas this Friday, February 23.  Having seen their share of excess over their more than two decades in the business, the Canadian rockers plan to take full advantage of what Sin City has to offer during their Sin City run. "Las Vegas is known for a 'more is more'-type of philosophy," bassist Mike Kroeger tells ABC Radio. "So we're gonna embrace that and see how far we can push it." Even over five shows, Nickelback will have plenty of material to choose from -- they just released their ninth…

posted 2018/02/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-02-20

Coheed and Cambria plots co-headlining tour with Taking Back Sunday

Coheed and Cambria will hit the road this summer on a co-headlining tour with Taking Back Sunday. The joint trek kicks off July 6 in Miami, and will conclude August 12 in Phoenix. Visit CoheedandCambria.com for ticket info. "It's funny, we've been friends all of this time but we've never done a full tour together," says Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O'Connell. "We ran into each other at some festivals last year and got to talking about it and here we are." Coheed's most recent album, The Color Before the Sun, was released in 2015. Taking Back Sunday released their…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Greta Van Fleet adds summer tour dates

Greta Van Fleet will be on the road well into the summer. The "Highway Tune" rockers have announced a new batch of North American headlining tour dates, beginning July 8 in Toronto. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 23 via GretaVanFleet.com. Prior to the summer dates, Greta Van Fleet will embark on a tour through Europe in March, and they'll return to the U.S. in April to make their Coachella debut. The young Michigan band will also play a run of headlining U.S. dates in May. This year will also see the release of Greta Van Fleet's full-length debut…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Billy Corgan already has titles for eight new Smashing Pumpkins songs

In addition to reuniting for a giant tour this summer, three-fourths of the original Smashing Pumpkins are also working on new music. In fact, frontman Billy Corgan already has titles for eight new songs. In an Instagram post, Corgan writes, "Back home in Chicago, snowy and unfair as she is, with a week to refine lyrics for the 8 new SP songs." He adds that he, James Iha and latter-day Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder will make their way to Malibu next week to "sing shiny new lyrics and cut final guitar overdubs." As for the song titles, they are: "Alienation,"…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

In first TV interview following Chris Cornell's death, Vicky Cornell says, "He loved his life"

The first TV interview with Vicky Cornell, Chris Cornell's widow, since her husband's 2017 suicide will air on ABC's Good Morning America this Wednesday, February 21. In a preview clip of the interview, Vicky maintains that the Soundgarden frontman, who battled addiction throughout his life, was not in his right mind when he took his own life the early morning of May 18 due to a relapse in drug use. "My husband was the furthest thing from a rock star junkie. He just wasn't," Vicky says. "He was the best husband, the greatest father. I lost my soulmate and the…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: Death enjoys retirement in Black Label Society's "A Love Unreal" video

Black Label Society has shared the video for "A Love Unreal," a song from the band's latest album, Grimmest Hits. You can watch the goofy clip now on YouTube. The video stars the Grim Reaper himself, who's now retired from leading souls to the afterlife. In his post-Death days, he dances around his dimly lit apartment, visits the laundromat and tries to talk to the girl he's crushing on. Death -- he's just like us! Grimmest Hits, which also features the single "Room of Nightmares," is out now. Black Label is currently supporting the album on a North American tour.…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Stone Temple Pilots explore "The Art of Letting Go" on new song

Stone Temple Pilots have shared another preview of their forthcoming self-titled album, which is their first with new lead singer Jeff Gutt. The new track is called "The Art of Letting Go," and you can grab it now via digital outlets. Given the deaths of past STP singers Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington, you can guess what "The Art of Letting Go" is about.   As the title suggests, the track is a softer, slower tune, especially compared to the grungier previously released singles "Meadow" and "Roll Me Under." Stone Temple Pilots the album will be released on March 16. The…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock