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Watch Metallica, Eddie Vedder & More Perform at Global Citizen Festival Today

The Global Citizen Festival returns to New York City's Central Park today. If you can't make it out for the festivities, you can still watch it all unfold live online, streaming on YouTube starting at 4 p.m. ET. This year's Global Citizen lineup includes Metallica, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Coldplay's Chris Martin and Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens. Martin and Coldplay headlined the 2015 festival, and Martin himself is the Global Citizen Festival Curator. Vedder also appeared last year, singing Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" with Beyonce. Chelsea Handler, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Quantico star Priyanka Chopra and Salma…

posted 2016/09/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


In Flames Continues Exploration of the Digital World in "The Truth" Video

In Flames has released the video for their single "The Truth." The visual is a continuation of the Swedish metallers' "The End" video, and continues to explore the worlds of gaming and virtual reality. To learn "The Truth" for yourself, you can watch the video now on YouTube. Both "The Truth" and "The End" will appear on the forthcoming In Flames album Battles, which will be released November 11. The band will be supporting Battles this fall on co-headlining tour with HELLYEAH. Here is the Battles track list: "Drained""The End""Like Sand""The Truth""In My Room""Before I Fall""Through My Eyes""Battles""Here Until Forever""Underneath…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Temple of the Dog Shares Alternate Mix of "Say Hello 2 Heaven"

Temple of the Dog has premiered an alternate mix of their single "Say Hello 2 Heaven," which will appear on the forthcoming 25th anniversary reissue of the grunge supergroup's self-titled debut album. The new mix essentially cuts out the drums to focus more on the guitar and Chris Cornell's voice, creating a softer, but emotional version of the song. You can listen to the alternate mix of "Say Hello 2 Heaven" now at TempleoftheDog.com. Cornell wrote "Say Hello 2 Heaven" as a tribute to Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood, who died in 1990 after overdosing on heroin. Temple of…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Weezer's First Six Albums to Be Reissued on Vinyl

Weezer's first six studio albums are all getting the wax treatment. 1994's Weezer (Blue Album), 1996's Pinkerton, 2001's Weezer (Green Album), 2002's Maladroit, 2005's Make Believe and 2008's Weezer (Red Album) will all be reissued on vinyl October 28. This news arrives just in time for Pinkerton 20th anniversary this Saturday, September 24. While Pinkerton wasn't well received commercially or critically upon its original release, the album has since become a cult favorite. As fate would have it, Pinkerton was certified platinum just this week. Earlier this year, Weezer released their latest self-titled color-themed effort, Weezer (White Album). Here are the Weezer vinyl…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Alter Bridge Shares Anthemic New Song, "Poison in Your Veins"

Alter Bridge has premiered a new track called "Poison in Your Veins." With its big vocals and even bigger guitars, the anthemic rocker has all the characteristics of a classic Alter Bridge tune. You can download "Poison in Your Veins" now via iTunes. "Poison in Your Veins" appears on Alter Bridge's forthcoming album, The Last Hero, which will be released October 7. The album also includes the lead single "Show Me a Leader." Alter Bridge is currently on tour in support of The Last Hero. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Blink-182's First Six Studio Albums Collected in Vinyl Box Set

If you're feeling nostalgic for the Tom DeLonge era of Blink-182, you're in luck: the band's first six studio albums, plus their one live album, will be assembled into one vinyl box set. The 10-LP collection will be released October 7. Included in the box will be vinyl versions of 1995's Cheshire Cat, 1997's Dude Ranch, 1999's Enema of the State, 2001's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, 2003's blink-182 and 2011's Neighborhoods, plus the 2000 live album The Mark, Tom & Travis Show: The Enema Strikes Back! Each album also will be released individually on vinyl. Blink-182 now consists of Mark…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Green Day Is "Still Breathing" on New Song

Green Day has unleashed a new song called "Still Breathing." You can listen to the life-affirming track, and watch the accompanying lyric video, now on YouTube. "Still Breathing" is a track from Green Day's forthcoming album Revolution Radio, which will be released October 7. The band has previously shared the lead single, "Bang Bang," plus the album's title track. After postponing the first few dates of their U.S. club tour due to illness, Green Day is expected to hit the road in support of Revolution Road starting September 26 in Columbus, Ohio. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Here We Are Now: "Nevermind" Turns 25

Nirvana's Nevermind celebrates its 25th anniversary this Saturday, September 24. The iconic band's sophomore album is considered a landmark of the '90s grunge and alternative scene, as well as one of the best albums of all time. Leading up to the release of Nevermind, sales projections were not high. However, fueled by the mega success of the single "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nevermind eventually climbed to number one on the Billboard 200, dethroning none other than Michael Jackson. It's since been certified diamond for more than 10 million copies shipped. John Rosenfelder, who's currently the VP of Digital Strategy and…

posted 2016/09/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Kings of Leon Debut "WALLS" Title Track

Kings of Leon has premiered "WALLS," the title track from their forthcoming seventh studio album. You can listen to the slow burning song, and watch the accompanying video, now on YouTube. Earlier this month, Kings of Leon debuted the lead single from WALLS, titled "Waste a Moment." The album will be released October 14. In support of WALLS, Kings of Leon will headline a one-off show in their hometown of Nashville on October 6. The band will embark on a full-scale tour of the U.S. in 2017. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Oli Sykes Diagnosed with Laryngitis; Bring Me the Horizon Cancels Australian Tour

Bring Me the Horizon has canceled the remainder of their Australian tour. The band had hoped to play the final two shows of the trek after canceling a show in Adelaide earlier this week due to frontman Oli Sykes' throat infection, but the vocalist has now been diagnosed with acute laryngitis. "This is due to issues with Oli Sykes' viral throat infection, which has been diagnosed as acute laryngitis," the band writes in a statement. "Medical advice is that he needs immediate rest and cannot perform for the remainder of the tour." Bring Me the Horizon is expected to return…

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Aaron Lewis' "Sinner" Headed for Top-10 "Billboard" 200 Debut

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis may grab a top-10 debut on the Billboard 200 with his new album Sinner. The musician's second solo effort is on pace to move an estimated 35,000 equivalent album units in its first week of sales. Lewis' debut solo album, 2012's The Road, debuted at number 30 on the Billboard 200. The Road was preceded by an EP called Town Line, which peaked at number seven on the chart. As opposed to the hard rock he created in Staind, Lewis' solo material focuses on the country side of the musician's palate. The Sinner title track, for…

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Tool's Danny Carey to Be Guest Drummer on "Late Night"

Tool's Danny Carey is the latest drummer to be recruited to play on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Carey will be the guest drummer on the program for the week of September 26. Previous guest drummers to play with the Late Night house band, officially called The 8G Band, include Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, Atom Willard of Against Me! and Mastodon's Brann Dailor. While he's guesting on Late Night, expect Carey to just play drums, and not discuss Tool's much-anticipated new album. While the band says they're currently working the long-awaited…

posted 2016/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock