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2017-04-27

Fall Out Boy revealing mysterious "Purple" project today

Is Fall Out Boy about to announce a new album? The band will reveal the details of their mysterious Purple project today at 12 p.m. ET. Over the weekend, Fall Out Boy Instragrammed a message directing people to movie theaters in Chicago for something coming from "Mania Entertainment Group." Fans then found a trailer featuring images of what appears to be a marriage proposal on the beach, people running down a pier, storm clouds and then crashing waves that take on a purple hue. Now, Fall Out Boy promises all will be revealed at noon. "This time we mean it,…

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Life of Agony preps "ferocious," "melodic" new album, "A Place Where There's No More Pain"

Life of Agony returns this Friday with A Place Where There's No More Pain, the band's first album in 12 years. It's also the their first new album since lead vocalist Mina Caputo, formerly known as Keith Caputo, came out as transgender in 2011. "I used to look at my old friend Keith kinda miserable on stage," bassist Alan Robert tells ABC Radio, to which Caputo adds, "'Cause I was." "And now my friend Mina is so happy, and that energy comes across," Robert says. While Caputo is certainly in a happier state, she characterizes happiness as a "fleeting emotion."…

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Dave Grohl brings his mother to visit "The Late Show"

On Wednesday night, Dave Grohl brought his mother Virginia Grohl with him to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Mrs. Grohl is promoting her book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars. Host Stephen Colbert razzed Dave throughout the segment, showing an early picture of him and reading from his 6th grade report card. He also pointed out that Dave brings his mother to a lot of his performances, to which he replied, “She's perfectly comfortable on the road, though. You know, I give her a laminate, and play a gig, and come…

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-04-26

Iggy Pop reminisces about Lou Reed with Lars Ulrich; reissuing first three solo albums

Both Iggy Pop and Lars Ulrich were friends of Lou Reed, and in an interview with Metallica's So What! fan magazine, the two musicians talk about working with the late Velvet Underground frontman. Eventually the conversation turns to Lulu, Metallica's critically-maligned collaborative album with Reed, which Pop says he "enjoyed." Ulrich revealed that Reed was "really saddened by the response" to Lulu. "The roles changed at the end where I became almost more maternal to him, and had to like sort of comfort him through this very difficult month when the record came out and it just got f*****g slammed," Ulrich…

posted 2017/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bring Me the Horizon's new album won't be a "pop record" or "super, super heavy"

Earlier this month, Bring Me the Horizon wrapped up their American Nightmare headlining tour in support of their album That's the Spirit. As that record cycle begins to wind down, the band is starting to look toward new material. Speaking with BBC Radio 1, keyboardist Jordan Fish says BMTH doesn't know exactly what their next album will sound like, but he's pretty sure what it won't sound like. "It's not going to be a pop record," he says. "That's something I don't think we would ever do, like a straight, boring pop record. It’s not going to be a super,…

posted 2017/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: Avenged Sevenfold premieres glitchy "God D***" video

Avenged Sevenfold has shared the video for their single "God D***," from their new album, The Stage. The visual, which premiered on Billboard.com, starts off as a simple performance clip -- until some digital effects invade the show to reflect The Stage's themes of artificial intelligence. "The main idea was to get fans involved and make sure the kids knew this is a song full of energy first and foremost -- 'hey, this is a record we can wrap our heads around. It's cool live stuff. It's a rockin' song,'" frontman M. Shadows tells Billboard of the video. "But at the…

posted 2017/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: Highly Suspect debuts pulpy "Little One" video

Highly Suspect has premiered the video for their single "Little One," a track from their sophomore album, The Boy Who Died Wolf. The pulpy clip finds bassist Rich Meyer and his twin brother, drummer Ryan Meyer, as cops looking for frontman Johnny Stevens, who's playing a nervous thrift store manager. Let's just say that Stevens' character doesn't take the news of his potential arrest well. You can watch the "Little One" video now on YouTube. Highly Suspect is currently on tour in support of The Boy Who Died Wolf, which also features the single "My Name Is Human." Copyright © 2017,…

posted 2017/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Korn guitarist on touring with Tye Trujillo: "It's crazy how much you see his dad in him"

Korn is currently on tour through South America, and 12-year-old Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica's Robert Trujillo, is handling bass duties in place of Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, who couldn't make the trip due to "unforeseen circumstances." Speaking with NME, guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer says Tye is "having a great time" on the tour. "His dad's out here with us, just hanging out...and catching up," Shaffer explains. "[Tye] knows like 17, 18 Korn songs, and he knows them really well -- it's crazy. All the stops, and the breaks...it's crazy to see somebody that young so talented. He's gonna be a…

posted 2017/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Blink-182, Pierce the Veil, A Day to Remember & more nominated for "Alternative Press" Music Awards

The nominees for the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards have been revealed, and they include Blink-182, Pierce the Veil and A Day to Remember. All three bands are up for the Artist of the Year title, where they'll compete against Green Day, Fall Out Boy, The Pretty Reckless, Panic! at the Disco, Good Charlotte, Sum 41 and Machine Gun Kelly. Pierce the Veil's Misadventures is nominated for Album of the Year, and their single "Circles" earned a nod for Song of the Year. A Day to Remember's "Paranoia" is also up for Song of the Year. You can view the…

posted 2017/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Sevendust to play debut album in full on 20th anniversary mini-tour

Sevendust will play a quick headlining tour this summer to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1997 self-titled debut album. The five-show run kicks off June 21 in Baltimore and will conclude June 25 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 28 via Sevendust.com. During the tour, Sevendust will be playing their debut album, which features the singles "Black" and "Too Close to Hate," in its entirety. The band performed Sevendust in full last month during a special one-off show in their hometown of Atlanta. In addition to playing the Sevendust dates, guitarist Clint Lowery will…

posted 2017/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-04-25

In This Moment schedules summer leg of Half God/Half Devil tour

In This Moment is currently in the middle of their Half God/Half Devil tour, and now they've added a summer leg. The newly announced outing will kick off June 20 in Peoria, Illinois and will conclude August 5 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Visit InThisMomentOfficial.com for ticket info. Joining In This Moment on the summer tour will be Motionless in White, ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison's new band Vimic, and "rock and roll burlesque" troupe Little Miss Nasty. Additionally, Starset will provide support on select dates. Along with the headlining dates, In This Moment will open for Avenged Sevenfold at a show in…

posted 2017/04/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Coldplay's "Up&Up" video wins Webby Award

Coldplay has been honored for their online skills by the Webby Awards, which celebrate "the best of the Internet." The band's video for their A Head Full of Dreams track "Up&Up" won the Webby for Best Music Video, beating out the likes of Beyonce's "Formation" and Miike Snow's "Genghis Khan." The "Up&Up" video was also nominated for the Best Music Video Grammy this year, but "Formation" went home with that award. Coldplay are old hands at the Webby Awards: they won previously in 2015 for their animated "Ink" video. The 2017 Webby winners will be celebrated during an awards ceremony…

posted 2017/04/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock