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2016-02-08

Life-Size Lemmy Statue in the Works that Will Have Permanent Home at L.A.'s Rainbow Bar & Grill

Lemmy Kilmister is slated to be immortalized with a statue that will reside at the late Motörhead frontman's favorite local drinking spot, the Rainbow Bar & Grill in Los Angeles. On Sunday, the bar announced that L.A.-area artist Travis Moore had been chosen to create a six-foot bronze likeness of the hard-rock legend, who died December 28 at the age of 70 from multiple health issues, including prostate cancer and congestive heart failure. According to CaliforniaRockNews.com, the statue will be permanently housed in a shrine that currently is under construction at the Rainbow's patio bar area. Photos posted on the…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Beyonce Previously Rejected a Collaboration with Chris Martin: "This Is Awful"

Coldplay and Beyonce have been frequent collaborators lately: the R&B star guests on the British band's song "Hymn for the Weekend," and they all performed together during Sunday night's Super Bowl halftime show. However, their artistic relationship wasn't always so smooth. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Coldplay's Chris Martin reveals that he once offered a song he wrote to Beyonce called "Hook Up," but she rejected it "in the sweetest possible way." "She told me, 'I really like you -- but this is awful,'" Martin remembers. Beyonce isn't the only artist to have turned down a collaboration with Martin…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bullet for My Valentine Shares "Worthless" Video

Bullet for My Valentine has unveiled the video for this song "Worthless." Unlike the band's thematically connected videos for "You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)" and "Venom," the visual for "Worthless" is a straightforward performance video. "The ['Worthless'] video itself is very direct, there's no narrative at all," says frontman Matt Tuck in a statement. "We wanted to keep it super simple and as we went really deep in narrative on 'Battle' and 'Venom' we thought it would be nice to keep it more performance based." "Worthless," along with "Venom" and "You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)," is…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Alice in Chains, Slipknot and Hollywood Vampires to Headline 2016 Rock Fest

The 2016 Rock Fest is certainly not devoid of rock. This year's edition of the Wisconsin festival will be headlined by Alice in Chains, Slipknot and Hollywood Vampires, the hard-rock supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp. The lineup also includes Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Highly Suspect, Bullet for My Valentine, All That Remains, Nothing More, Escape the Fate, Saint Asonia, Scott Stapp and Atreyu, among many others. Rock Fest will be held July 14-16 in Cadott, Wisconsin. Visit Rock-Fest.com for the full lineup and ticket info. Copyright © 2016,…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Korn's Brian "Head" Welch to Release New Book in May

Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch is releasing a new book. Called With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to Korn, the memoir will hit bookshelves on May 17. With My Eyes Wide Open details the eight years Welch spent away from Korn after he left the band in 2005, as well as his decision to rejoin the group in 2013. Welch, a New York Times best-selling author, has previously written three books: 2007's Save Me from Myself, 2008's Washed by Blood and 2010's Stronger: Forty Days of Metal and Spirituality. Korn, meanwhile, is currently working on…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Super Bowl 50: The Halftime Show

Coldplay offered a flashback performance during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show Sunday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, dipping deep into their catalog while also paying homage to past performers who've graced the big stage at the big game -- with the help of Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. Chris Martin and company teased their first hit, "Yellow," before launching into "Viva La Vida." Martin commanded a psychedelic stage while the fans in the seats held up yellow, blue and orange signs. Martin said, "Wherever you are, we are in this together," before seguing into the sing-along "Oooooh"…

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

David Bowie's Widow, Iman, Shares "Love and Gratitude" with Fans

David Bowie's widow, Iman, has finally broken her public silence following her husband's death in January. Saturday, the model tweeted a simple message: "Love & Gratitude."  The tweet was her first in nearly a month. Previously, Duncan Jones, Bowie's son from his first marriage, tweeted, "Just wanted to thank you for the incredibly kind words & thoughts." Bowie and Iman tied the knot in 1992 and have a 15-year-old daughter named Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2016-02-07

Imagine Dragons Launches New Mobile Game

Imagine Dragons is flying into the mobile game world. The band has announced the release of Stage Rush: Imagine Dragons, an endless runner game that's available now for iOS and Android. In the game, which was created by mobile game publisher Zig Zag Zoom, you can play as one of the four members of Imagine Dragons as you run through obstacle courses to the beat of the band's songs, including "Demons," "Radioactive" and "Shots." Part of the proceeds from Stage Rush: Imagine Dragons will be donated to the band's childhood cancer charity, the Tyler Robinson Foundation. "The ability to incorporate…

posted 2016/02/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Shaman's Harvest Announces US Headlining Tour

Shaman's Harvest will hit the road this spring on a headlining tour in support of their latest album, Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns. The trek kicks off March 17 in Omaha, Nebraska and will wrap up the end of April. Visit ShamansHarvest.com for ticket info. Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns, the fifth album from Shaman's Harvest, was released in 2014. It features the single "In Chains," plus a cover of Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana." "In Chains" currently sits in the top 20 of Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. Here are Shaman's Harvest's tour dates: 3/17 -- Omaha, NE, Waiting Room3/18…

posted 2016/02/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2016-02-06

Halestorm's Songs Turned into Lullabies

You won't miss the misery of your children refusing to go to sleep when you play them Lullaby Versions of Halestorm, the latest edition of baby-proofed rock songs from Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star. Lullaby Versions of Halestorm features soothing, tinkly instrumentals of eight Halestorm songs, including "Apocalyptic," "Love Bites (So Do I)" and "I Miss the Misery," the latter of which you can listen to now on YouTube. Halestorm will be playing the original, much louder versions of their songs on a North American headlining tour this spring, which begins April 1 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Lullaby Versions of Halestorm…

posted 2016/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2016-02-05

Fall Out Boy Added to ABC's Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special

Fall Out Boy has joined the lineup of performers for the ABC special The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60. The band will be performing their pop-punk version of the The Jungle Book song "I Wanna Be Like You." The special highlights the ongoing Disneyland 60th Anniversary Celebration -- the theme park first opened its doors on July 17, 1955. It will air February 21 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Disney is the parent company of ABC News. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

3 Doors Down Shares New Song, "The Broken"

3 Doors Down has released another track from their forthcoming album, Us and the Night. The latest offering is called "The Broken," and you can listen to it now on YouTube. "The Broken" is the second song to be released from Us and the Night, following the lead single "In the Dark," which currently sits in the top 10 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. This spring, 3 Doors Down will be playing a variety of music festivals, including Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion. The band also will embark on a headlining tour in support of Us…

posted 2016/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock