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WALK THE MOON, Hozier, Arctic Monkeys & More Will Compete at Sunday's MTV VMAs

At this year's MTV Video Music Awards, held on Sunday, WALK THE MOON's "Shut Up and Dance," Hozier's "Take Me to Church," Arctic Monkeys' "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?," Fall Out Boy's "Uma Thurman" and Florence + the Machine's "Ship to Wreck" will compete for the title of Best Rock Video. "I think we do have a chance," WALK THE MOON frontman Nick Petricca tells ABC Radio. "You know, we kind of see ourselves as the underdogs just kind of in every situation. That’s the attitude we take going on stage and I guess this is no…

posted 2015/08/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Royal Blood Bassist on Reading and Leeds Set Surprises: "I Don't Want to Give It Away"

You might think that a band with only two people in it wouldn't have a lot of capacity for surprise, but Royal Blood says they're planning something special for their sets at this weekend's Reading and Leeds festivals in the U.K. "I don't want to give it away!" bassist and vocalist Mike Kerr tells NME of the surprise. "We've made the production a bit bigger, I can say that. We're bringing loads of lights, even though it's going to be daylight. We'll make our own little sun on the stage." Royal Blood will be playing the Main Stage at both…

posted 2015/08/29 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Sevendust Releases Lyric Video for New Song, "Not Today"

All things must end, according to Sevendust, but, luckily, "Not Today." That's the name of the latest song to be released from the band's forthcoming album, Kill the Flaw. You can listen to "Not Today," and watch the accompanying lyric video, now on YouTube. "Not Today" is the second Killer the Flaw track Sevendust has unveiled, following the lead single, "Thank You." Kill the Flaw will be released October 2. Sevendust's last album, 2014's Time Travelers & Bonfires, was an acoustic record featuring unplugged re-workings of some of the band's hits, as well as six new tracks. Kill the Flaw…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Of Mice & Men Cancels Shows as Austin Carlile Continues to Recover

Of Mice & Men has canceled their appearance at the Louder than Life festival as frontman Austin Carlile continues to recover from undergoing surgery earlier this year. Carlile was hospitalized due to complications from Marfan syndrome, which he was diagnosed with as a teenager. In addition, Of Mice & Men will not be playing rescheduled dates in San Diego and Mexico City, which were originally postponed when Carlile was hospitalized in June. "Whilst the surgeries Austin underwent earlier this summer went well, it is important that we allow him time to recover so that we may come back in 2016…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Dave Grohl in Trailer for New Tower Records Documentary

All Things Must Pass is a new documentary about how Tower Records became a billion-dollar company in 1999, before filing for bankruptcy just seven years later in the wake of the online music boom. The film features an interview with Dave Grohl, who actually used to work at Tower Records.  "I got a job at Tower Records because that's the only place that I could get a job with my f****** haircut," Grohl says in the trailer. "That is the truth." The film also includes interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Russ Solomon, who founded Tower Records in 1960. All…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Baroness Announces New Album, "Purple"

Baroness is back with new music. The Savannah, Georgia metal band will release Purple, their first album in three years, on December 18. You can listen to the album's first single, "Chlorine & Wine," now on YouTube. "After releasing a lengthy and investigative record like [2012's] Yellow & Green we all felt that we needed to make something much more direct and immediate," says frontman John Baizley in a statement. "We wanted to write with our normal focus on artistry, balanced against an increased level of energy and focus. It was important for us to write our new songs with the…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

All That Remains Announces Fall Tour with We Came as Romans

All That Remains is joining forces with We Came as Romans for a joint tour this fall. The co-headlining trek kicks off October 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and will conclude November 7 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Visit AllThatRemainsOnline.com for all ticket info. Red Sun Rising will be the opening band on the first half of the tour, after which the band Failure Anthem will join the bill. Emmure will provide support on all dates. Both All That Remains and We Came as Romans will be touring behind albums that they released this year: The Order of Things and We Came…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Dan Auerbach Is "Militant About the Loose Approach" with The Arcs

Dan Auerbach's latest project, The Arcs, is made up of some of The Black Keys frontman's oldest friends. That camaraderie allowed Auerbach and The Arcs to take a "loose approach" to their forthcoming debut album, Yours, Dreamily. "That loose approach is everything to me. I'm militant about the loose approach, if that makes any sense," Auerbach tells Entertainment Weekly. "I don't like formality in anything, and especially not in my f****** music." "But these guys that I get to play with, they're my favorite musicians," he says of his band mates. "I have nothing but like the utmost confidence in them.…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Slash Producing New Horror Movie

Who better to develop a new slasher movie than the man known as Slash? The rocker will produce a horror film with Revolver Picture Company that will be a throwback to 1980s flicks like Halloween and Friday the 13th, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The plot has not yet been revealed. Slash got involved after meeting with some folks at Revolver. He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "They had an idea that tied in perfectly with a theme that I was working on at the time. From there, together with [screenwriter] Brian Sieve, I think we developed something awesome."   The…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Disturbed on Pace to Notch Fifth Straight Number-One Album

Disturbed's Immortalized is on track to become the band's fifth straight number-one album on the Billboard 200. The album, Disturbed's first in five years, is projected to sell around 90,000 equivalent album units -- which includes streaming and individual track sales -- for the week ending August 28. If the projections hold true, then Disturbed's 2000 debut album, The Sickness, will be the band's only album to not reach number-one on the Billboard 200. Disturbed previously topped the chart with 2010's Asylum, 2008's Indestructible, 2005's Ten Thousand Fists and 2002's Believe. Additionally, if Immortalized debuts at number-one, Disturbed will become…

posted 2015/08/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


P.O.D. Plots Tour with Insane Clown Posse

P.O.D. will be gathering with juggalos this fall. The band has announced a tour with Insane Clown Posse, which runs from October 3 in Chicago to Halloween night in Detroit. Tickets will go on sale August 28 at PayableonDeath.com. Before they hit the road with ICP, P.O.D. will go on tour with Islander. That trek kicks off September 8 in San Fransisco. P.O.D. will be touring in support of their latest album, The Awakening. The project features the lead single "This Goes Out to You," which reached the top 15 at Active Rock radio. Here are P.O.D.'s tour dates with…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Josh Homme Rocks a Turtleneck in Eagles of Death Metal's "Complexity" Video

Eagles of Death Metal's song "Complexity" is an ode to keeping things simple, so it makes sense that the track's video would take a minimalist approach. The largely black-and-white clip simply shows band members Josh Homme, frontman for Queens of the Stone Age, and Jesse Hughes singing along to "Complexity" while wearing matching turtlenecks. You can watch the "Complexity" video now on YouTube. "Complexity" is the lead single from Eagles of Death Metal's forthcoming album, Zipper Down. The band's last album was 2008's Heart On. Eagles of Death Metal are currently on tour in support of Zipper Down, though Homme…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock