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2016-07-24

Pierce the Veil Teases "Circles" Video

Pierce the Veil has shared a teaser for their forthcoming "Circles" video. The full video will premiere Monday, July 25 on MTV. "Circles" is the lead single from Pierce the Veil's fourth studio album, Misadventures, which debuted at a career-high number four on the Billboard 200. Pierce the Veil also will be on MTV this weekend when they appear on the MTV Fandom Awards, which air tonight, July 24 at 8 p.m. ET. If you need even more Pierce the Veil, the band will embark on a huge tour in support of Misadventures this fall. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio.…

posted 2016/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2016-07-23

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Offers Thoughts on Chester Bennington's "Kept Metal Alive" Quote

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington made headlines this week when he said that he believed the band "kept metal alive" with the success of their debut album, 2000's Hybrid Theory. Now, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has given his thoughts on what his band mate said. "He basically said that pop music was ruling the world, and we made a case for (commercially) viable heavy music. NBD," Shinoda writes on Twitter, adding that he thought the quote itself was taken "out of context" by many outlets. Bennington made the statement in an interview with the U.K.'s Metal Hammer, which asked the…

posted 2016/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2016-07-22

Eddie Vedder Rocks with Sting and Peter Gabriel in Seattle

During their show at New York City's Madison Square Garden earlier this year, Pearl Jam invited Sting on stage to sing The Police song "Driven to Tears." Now, Eddie Vedder has returned the favor. During his show in Seattle Thursday night, Sting, who's currently on tour with Peter Gabriel, was joined by the Pearl Jam frontman for another rousing rendition of "Driven to Tears." You can watch fan-filmed footage of the performance now on YouTube. Not content with just singing with Sting, Vedder also joined Gabriel for a performance of his track "Red Rain." Footage of Vedder and Gabriel together…

posted 2016/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Five Finger Death Punch Visits the Graves of Lost Rock Icons in "I Apologize" Video

Five Finger Death Punch has premiered the video for their track "I Apologize." The clip follows frontman Ivan Moody as he walks through a graveyard and pays tribute to deceased music icons, including Kurt Cobain, Lemmy, Scott Weiland and Layne Staley. You can watch the "I Apologize" video now on YouTube. Towards the end of the video, Moody begins to dig a grave marked with his own name. Instead of lying down in it himself, however, Moody decides to throw his flask into the grave. Moody has a history of addiction, and recently completed a stint at rehab. "The video…

posted 2016/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Marilyn Manson Is a Hitman in Action in "Let Me Make You a Martyr" Clip

Marilyn Manson plays a hitman in the upcoming indie crime drama Let Me Make You a Martyr.  A newly released clip from the film shows Manson's calm, rifle-wielding character in a standoff with the not-so-calm man he's contracted to kill. You can watch the clip now at RollingStone.com. Let Me Make You a Martyr will make its world premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival tonight, July 22. The movie's cast also includes Manson's Sons of Anarchy co-star Mark Boone Junior. On the music side of things, Manson recently revealed that his next studio album, his 10th, will be called Say10.…

posted 2016/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Korn Announces New Album "The Serenity of Suffering"; Hear Single "Rotting in Vain"

Korn has officially announced the details of their next album. The latest studio effort from the California metallers is called The Serenity of Suffering, and it'll be released October 21. "Rotting in Vain," the album's lead single, is now available for download. You can also watch the "Rotting in Vain" video via RollingStone.com. "'Rotting in Vain' was written about being in that black place, being in situations that I don't like in life," frontman Jonathan Davis tells Rolling Stone. "Be it relationships, or feeling when you're stuck and you're just being abused, or you don't like where you're at, and you…

posted 2016/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph Is "Really Intense, but Also Hilarious," Says Producer

Twenty One Pilots frontman Tyler Joseph clearly pours a lot of emotion into his music. Producer Ricky Reed saw that when he met Joseph for the first time. "My first thought was like, 'This guy is really intense, but also hilarious,'" Reed tells ABC Radio. Joseph expresses a lot of that intensity through Twenty One Pilots' live show, during which the musician smothers himself with black makeup on his neck and arms. When asked if Joseph was wearing the makeup when he met him, Reed laughs, "No, no, no...Tyler...dresses in all black, but is a sunny guy outside of that."…

posted 2016/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Countdown to Inebriation: Megadeth Launches Signature Beer

Megadeth is getting into the beer game. Dave Mustaine's band is teaming up with Quebec-based brewery Unibroue to launch their own signature ale called "À Tout le Monde." "À Tout le Monde," named after the song that appears on Megadeth's 1994 album Youthanasia, is a "Belgian style saison ale." To find out when "À Tout le Monde" will be available at a bar near you, visit MegadethBeer.com. Megadeth recently announced a new batch of tour dates in support of their latest album, Dystopia. The fall trek will kick off September 20 in Casper, Wyoming. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2016/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2016-07-21

Chester Bennington Thinks Linkin Park "Kept Metal Alive"

Linkin Park has encountered  a fair share of detractors over their career, especially when the band first burst on the scene with their giant debut album Hybrid Theory in 2000. Some people felt that Linkin Park's brand of metal wasn't "authentic" enough, which is a notion frontman Chester Bennington dismisses. "I think that's really funny -- just those words, 'the integrity of metal,'" Bennington tells the U.K.'s Metal Hammer. "In my opinion we actually kept metal alive." "I met a kid a few days ago who said, 'You were the first rock band I ever listened to,'" the singer adds.…

posted 2016/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nope, Still Dead: My Chemical Romance Is Not Reuniting

On Wednesday, My Chemical Romance shared a cryptic teaser video featuring the opening keys of their song "Welcome to the Black Parade" that promised that something was happening with the band this September. This then caused an internet frenzy, as many took the clip as a hint that Gerard Way and company would be reuniting. However, as the band has now clarified, that is not the case. "We've been really touched and blown away by the response to the teaser trailer," MCR writes in a statement posted to Twitter. "We are not touring and there is no reunion planned." Instead,…

posted 2016/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Black Stone Cherry Premieres "The Rambler" Video Starring Billy Ray Cyrus

Black Stone Cherry has debuted the video for their song "The Rambler." The visual stars country singer Billy Ray Cyrus as he attempts to talk to his long-lost daughter, who is not played by his real life daughter, pop star Miley Cyrus. You can watch "The Rambler" video now on YouTube. "If you are ready to hear a great band with an incredible song, hit play," says the father Cyrus in "The Rambler" video's description. "I was honored when they asked me to bring 'The Rambler' to life. Make something real? Hell yea. I'm in!" "The Rambler" appears on Black…

posted 2016/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pierce the Veil to Perform on MTV Fandom Awards at Comic-Con

Pierce the Veil are headed to Comic-Con. The band is scheduled to perform at the 2016 MTV Fandom Awards, which celebrates entertainment's most passionate fans. The awards show will take place Thursday, July 21 at San Diego's Petco Park, and will air on MTV this Sunday, July 24. All Comic-Con badge-holder can attend. In addition to performing, Pierce the Veil are also up for a Fandom Award. Rather, their fans are, anyway. The band's fanbase is up for Bandom of the Year, as are the fans of Twenty One Pilots, Panic! at the Disco, The 1975, All Time Low and…

posted 2016/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock