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Watch a Couple Get Engaged at an Avenged Sevenfold Concert

Avenged Sevenfold's set at the Aftershock festival over the weekend received an extra dose of romance when two fans got engaged during the band's set. Frontman M. Shadows spotted the couple in the crowd and invited them on stage so that the lucky guy could propose to his bride-to-be. She said "yes," and the couple received a huge roar from the crowd and hugs from the band. You can watch video of the onstage proposal via Avenged Sevenfold's Facebook. The band cheekily set the video to their track "A Little Piece of Heaven," which is a much less romantic song…

posted 2016/10/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Billy Corgan to Perform at Cyndi Lauper's Holiday Benefit Concert

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will perform at Cyndi Lauper's sixth annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert. The event will support Lauper's charitable organization, True Colors Fund, which aims to raise awareness about youth homelessness in the LGBT community. "For the sixth year, 'Home for the Holidays' will bring together an incredible group of performers to support the True Colors Fund's work to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth," says Lauper in a statement. "Our voices are stronger when we say something together. I'm so grateful to the artists, who are donating their time and…

posted 2016/10/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bring Me the Horizon Plans to Get "Weirder" on Next Album

Bring Me the Horizon surprised a lot of people with the sound of their new album That's the Spirit. For the next album, frontman Oli Sykes hopes to continue adding new facets to the band's sound. "I think there's an element of what we're doing now that will stay in the music, but at the same time it's like people thought That's the Spirit was a very polished pop rock album -- it's not," Sykes tells NME. "I think it's inventive and unique, but it's still safe in a way; we knew the songs we're gonna connect well with people. Next…

posted 2016/10/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Maynard James Keenan Tells Tool's Origin Story in Biography Excerpt

The famously reclusive Maynard James Keenan will delve into his past in his upcoming biography A Perfect Union of Contrary Things, written by Sarah Jensen with contributions from the Tool frontman himself. In an excerpt from the book, which you can read on RollingStone.com, Keenan reveals the Tool origin story. The excerpt picks up with Keenan in Los Angeles, jamming with his friend Tom Morello. As Morello was beginning to form his new band, which he called Rage Against the Machine, Keenan was looking for a new outlet to express his music. "I needed to destroy," Keenan writes. "I needed to…

posted 2016/10/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica to Release New Track "Atlas, Rise!" on Halloween

Metallica will be treating the world to a new song this Halloween. The metal legends will unveil a track called "Atlas, Rise!" on October 31 at 3 p.m. ET. "Atlas, Rise!" is a song from Metallica's forthcoming album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. It'll be the third track to be released from the album, following "Hardwired" and "Moth into Flame." To celebrate the release of Metallica's new single, independent record stores across the country will be offering free limited edition Hardwired...to Self-Destruct Halloween mask.  Each mask will include a code that will allow you to listen to "Atlas, Rise!" a whole 30 minutes…

posted 2016/10/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Kings of Leon Score First Number-One Album on "Billboard" 200 with "WALLS"

Kings of Leon find themselves atop the Billboard 200 for the first time in their career. The band's new album WALLS has debuted at number one on the chart with a total of 77,000 equivalent album units sold, 68,000 of which were pure album sales. Prior to WALLS, Kings of Leon peaked on the Billboard 200 at number two with 2013's Mechanical Bull and 2010's Come Around Sundown. Kings of Leon will embark on a North American tour in support of WALLS next year starting January 12 in National Harbor, Maryland. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/10/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Asking Alexandria Reunites with Danny Worsnop

Asking Alexandria is reuniting with their founding frontman. Original vocalist Danny Worsnop will be joining the band for their forthcoming 10 Years in the Black tour, which begins October 25 in Seattle. "Asking Alexandria is back to the way we started with the original f****** members," says guitarist Ben Bruce in a Facebook video. "The reason that we're all here today is because of the five guys that started this band...and those five guys are back in the room together again." Worsnop left Asking Alexandria in January 2015, saying that he wanted "what's best for the band and at this…

posted 2016/10/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Soundgarden Rocks "Searching with My Good Eye Closed" in Live Video from "Badmotorfinger" Reissue

Soundgarden's 1991 album Badmotorfinger turns 25 this year, and the band is celebrating with a "super deluxe" reissue. The seven-disc collection includes, among many other things, a DVD of Soundgarden's performance at Seattle's Paramount Theatre back in 1992. As a preview of the DVD, the band has released a live video for their performance of "Searching with My Good Eye Closed," which you can watch now on YouTube. If the seven-disc Badmotorfinger sounds too ambitious for you, Soundgarden is also reissuing the album as a two-CD collection, which includes audio recordings of the Paramount show, and as a two-LP vinyl…

posted 2016/10/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Would Fall Out Boy Collaborate with Green Day? "We'd Definitely Answer the Phone!" Says Pete Wentz

Green Day has returned with their new album Revolution Radio, and perhaps no one is more excited about that than Pete Wentz. The Fall Out Boy bassist has long been a fan of the punk trio -- his band inducted Billie Joe Armstrong and company into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year -- and if the opportunity to collaborate were to arise, Wentz would certainly be ready. "They're definitely at a level where they call the collaborative shots," Wentz tells NME. "If they ever called us up we'd definitely answer the phone!" With Revolution Radio, Green Day now…

posted 2016/10/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Twenty One Pilots Cut Russian Concert Short Due to Alleged Bomb Threat

Twenty One Pilots recently performed for the first time in Russia, but the experience was marred by the threat of violence...we think. On Saturday, after playing Sokol Music Hall, the band tweeted, "Moscow, That was such an amazing show. The police cut our set a couple songs short because of a bomb threat. We are safe. You be safe."  But according to the New York Daily News, that tweet was later deleted. Then, the duo's Tyler Joseph posted another message, reading, "Josh [Dun] and I can't believe we get to play our music in Russia. So proud. Moscow was amazing.…

posted 2016/10/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Kings of Leon Earn Fifth Number-One UK Album with "WALLS"

Kings of Leon's new album WALLS has debuted atop the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart, giving the Nashville rockers a total of five number-one records across the pond.  "The U.K. is our home away from home, so to be number one here really means a lot to us," the band says. "We can't wait to come back next year and play to the best fans in the world."  Kings of Leon previously earned number-one albums in the U.K. with 2007's Because of the Times, 2008's Only by the Night, 2010's Come Around Sundown and 2013's Mechanical Bull. Meanwhile, Kings of Leon…

posted 2016/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Avenged Sevenfold Best-Of Compilation Due in December

Avenged Sevenfold's greatest hits will be collected in a new disc titled The Best Of 2005-2013. The two-CD collection will be released on December 2. The Best Of includes 18 songs spanning Avenged Sevenfold's career, from their 2005 breakthrough album City of Evil to their 2013 effort, Hail to the King. The album also features covers of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" and Pantera's "Walk," plus two songs A7X wrote for the Call of Duty video game series. Notably, The Best Of will be released by the band's former label, Warner Bros.  Avenged Sevenfold parted ways with the company earlier this year…

posted 2016/10/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock