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2015-04-25

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Has Demoed Five New Songs, Says Producer

Green Day made their triumphant return to the stage last week at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio, and now it looks like a triumphant return to the studio is on the horizon as well. Longtime Green Day producer Rob Cavallo says that frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has written and demoed five new songs. "Let me tell you, they were just fantastic," Cavallo tells Kerrang! of the new material. "[Armstrong] is absolutely at the top of his game. Fans can be sure that when they do return, the music will be amazing." Cavallo has been working with Green Day since…

posted 2015/04/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2015-04-24

Halestorm and The Pretty Reckless Score Number Ones on "Billboard's" Rock Charts

Halestorm and The Pretty Reckless are currently ruling the road on their joint tour, and they're ruling Billboard's rock charts, too. Halestrom's latest album, Into the Wild Life, has debuted at number one on Top Rock Albums, while The Pretty Reckless' single, "Follow Me Down," has reached number one at Mainstream Rock Songs. Into the Wild Life, Halestorm's third album, also debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. The album sold 52,000 copies, more than doubling the 24,000 copies the band's last album, 2012's The Strange Case Of..., sold in its first week. The Strange Case Of... peaked at…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Launches New Solo Project, The Arcs

Six years after the release of his debut solo album, The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is launching a new solo project. The new band, called The Arcs, will release two boxing-themed songs, "Stay in My Corner" and "Tomato Can," on one seven-inch single May 2, the same day as the much-anticipated Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight. The single will only be available in independent record stores. "I just wanted to do my thing and get extra weird," Auerbach tells Rolling Stone of the new project. "I wanted everything to flow [and] be cohesive. A lot of the songs bleed one…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Gerard Way and Hayley Williams Support Frances Bean Cobain Against Tabloids

After Frances Bean Cobain spoke at the Los Angeles premiere of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck on April 21, a few Internet tabloids criticized the way she looked. Cobain, who's an executive producer on the film, fired back at the media on her Twitter, and she received support from former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and Paramore frontwoman Haley Williams. "Apparently I'm not well because I dressed like morticia Addams last night and am pale?" Cobain tweeted, referring to the character from the TV show The Addams Family. "Okay media spin cycle, okay. #slownewsday" Way offered his support, tweeting "f…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor Selling L.A. Home for $4.5 Million

Trent Reznor's house in on the market. According to the Los Angles Times, the Nine Inch Nails frontman is listing the property, located in the Beverly Crest neighborhood in Los Angeles, for just under $4.5 million. Naturally, the five-bedroom house includes a "sound-proofed media studio" located in a converted garage. Other amenities include an infinity edge pool and an outdoor fireplace. Reznor's last release was the soundtrack for the film Gone Girl, which he composed with frequent collaborator Atticuss Ross. The soundtrack was Reznor's third for a David Fincher film. Nine Inch Nails' last album was 2013's Hesitation Marks. Reznor has…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Origin Story of Korn's Name "Revealed" in Parody Video

Korn is a mysterious band, and perhaps the most mysterious thing about them is their name. Now, a new animated online comedy series, called "Secret Metal Mysteries," has "revealed" the origin story of how Jonathan Davis and co. chose the name "Korn." In the video, Davis and guitarist Brian "Head" Welch are in a band called Cabbage -- Welch likes to refer to himself as "the Head of Cabbage." Davis loves to eat corn and desperately wants to name his band after his favorite food, but there is already a band called Corn, made up of literal walking corn stalks.…

posted 2015/04/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2015-04-23

Scott Weiland Announces New Wildabouts Guitarist, Nick Maybury

Scott Weiland has announced that guitarist Nick Maybury has joined his band the Wildabouts in place of the late Jeremy Brown, who passed away unexpectedly last month. Maybury has previously played with Dave Navarro, Alice Cooper and Blondie's Debbie Harry. "Jeremy had big shoes and no one can fill them," Weiland says in a statement. "Along with [rhythm guitarist] Tommy Black, he was my best friend and my collaborator. But we have to soldier on. Nick is an incredible player and is a great fit for the Wildabouts." Brown died on March 30, one day before the Wildabouts' debut album,…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Faith No More Announces Deluxe Editions of "The Real Thing" and "Angel Dust"

Faith No More is releasing deluxe editions of their 1989 breakthrough album, The Real Thing, and its follow-up, 1992's Angel Dust. The reissues will be released June 9, with vinyl versions coming out in August. The deluxe editions of The Real Thing and Angel Dust will both include a bonus disc featuring live tracks and other rarities. The bonus The Real Thing disc will feature remixed versions of "Falling to Pieces" and FNM's first big single, "Epic," as well as live versions of "Surprise You're Dead," "Underwater Love," and the band's take on the Black Sabbath classic, "War Pigs." Meanwhile, the…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

System of a Down to Live Stream Show from Armenia

Today, System of a Down will play their first ever show in Armenia. If you couldn't make it out to Yerevan's Republic Square, the show will be streamed live on RollingStone.com. For the past month, SOAD has been on their Wake Up the Souls tour, which began in Los Angeles. The tour is being held in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman government in the region that's in present-day Turkey. The Turkish government has long maintained that no genocide took place, and Ottoman authorities did not systematically try to eliminate…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Members of Incubus, Aerosmith, No Doubt Among 100 Celebrity Narrators in New Documentary, "Unity"

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal are among the 100 celebrity narrators lending their voices to a new documentary out this summer. The film, called Unity, explores what it means to be human and how we impact the world. Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen will also help narrate the film, as will Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath and Moby. It's not clear yet what parts they will be narrating, but the film will be divided into chapters. A host of other actors and entertainers round out the unprecedented cast, including House of…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pop Evil Releases Behind-the-Scenes Video Peek at New Album

Pop Evil is giving you a peek behind the curtain. The band has released the first video in an eight-part series designed to give a behind-the-scenes look at their fourth studio album, which is due out this summer. You can watch the first episode now on RevolverMag.com. Pop Evil recorded the currently untitled album, which is referred to as "PEIV," in Seattle with producer Adam Kasper, who has previously worked with Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Foo Fighters. "We are excited to show our fans an inside look at what it was like for us to live and record in Seattle,"…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Old L.A. Apartment Listed on Airbnb

Calling all Nirvana super-fans: the Los Angeles apartment that Kurt Cobain shared with Courtney Love from 1991 to 1992 is available to rent on Airbnb, an online rental marketplace. Current tenant Brandon Kleinman has been renting out the apartment to Nirvana fans for the last couple of years. "I had one person from Germany who was visiting every place Kurt stayed in L.A.," Kleinman tells Vulture. "I've had a couple young college students from Europe. I've had a couple of American people who want to post up and experience the place." Cobain and Love shared the apartment while Love was pregnant…

posted 2015/04/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock