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Disturbed Pays Tribute to Marijuana in New Song, "Fire It Up"

David Draiman recently told Revolver that "95 per cent of the songs I've written in my life, I've written them while high," and Disturbed's latest song, "Fire It Up," pays tribute to his writing method. The track begins with Draiman taking a hit from a bong before launching into the marijuana-inspired song, which features lyrics such as "When I take a puff from the leaves of the devil, and it carries me onto the other side." You can listen to "Fire It Up" -- and watch the pot leaf-adorned lyric video -- now on YouTube. In the Revolver interview, Draiman says…

posted 2015/08/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Saint Asonia Debuts "Better Place" Video

Saint Asonia has released the video for their debut single, "Better Place." The clip, co-directed by frontman Adam Gontier and prolific photographer and director P.R. Brown, shows Gontier threatening to jump out of a window before a woman, played by his wife, saves him. You can watch the "Better Place" video now on YouTube. "I had a very clear vision of what I was trying to convey with the song and working together with P.R. was a great experience," says Gonteir in a statement. "The video really makes this song come to life and is very meaningful to me personally,…

posted 2015/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Final Three Led Zeppelin Reissues Hit Stores Today; Jimmy Page Says Project Was "Right Thing to Do" for Fans

Today marks the culmination of the Led Zeppelin reissue campaign, as remastered and expanded versions of the band's final three studio albums -- 1976's Presence, 1979's In Through the Out Door and 1982's Coda -- get their release.  Guitarist Jimmy Page oversaw the project, and says it was done out of respect for the band's fans and their desire to have as much material as possible from the British rock legends. "There's such in affection for Led Zeppelin music within the audience, it could only be the right thing to do to put out a real authoritative package," Page tells…

posted 2015/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Faith No More Releases Live "Superhero" Video

Faith No More's live heroics are on full display in their newly released "Superhero" live video. The clip was filmed during Mike Patton and company's show at The Fillmore in Detroit last May. You can watch the "Superhero" live video now on YouTube. "Superhero" is a single from Faith No More's latest album, Sol Invictus, the band's first since 1997's Album of the Year. Sol Invictus debuted at  number 15 on the Billboard 200, which is Faith No More's highest spot on the chart since 1992's Angel Dust. Faith No More is currently on the summer leg of the band's…

posted 2015/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters Respond to 1,000-Person Cover of "Learn to Fly": "See You Soon, Cesena"

On Thursday, the Rockin1000 campaign released a video of 1,000 Foo Fighters fans simultaneously playing the band's 1999 hit "Learn to Fly" in an effort to convince Dave Grohl and company to play a concert in their hometown of Cesena, Italy.  Well, it looks like the idea worked, since the band has now responded to the video by indicating -- via Twitter -- that they'll perform in the Foo-hungry city. "Ci vediamo a presto, Cesena," Foo Fighters tweeted Thursday night, which translates from the Italian to "See you soon, Cesena." Since it was released just a day ago, the video…

posted 2015/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Lollapalooza Begins Today

Just as Coachella marks the unofficial beginning of the summer festival season, Lollapalooza, which kicks off today, starts the unofficial one-month countdown until fall. However, the Chicago festival isn't about let go of summer quietly with a stacked lineup headlined by Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + the Machine. The Lollapalooza 2015 lineup also features Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala, TV on the Radio, Death from Above 1979, Twenty One Pilots, WALK THE MOON, Elle King, Cold War Kids, James Bay and George Ezra, among many more. In case you can't make it out to Grant…

posted 2015/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Fall Out Boy Remixes Wiz Khalifa's "Stayin Out All Night"

Fall Out Boy has teamed up with their Boys of Zummer tour mate Wiz Khalifa to release a remix of the rapper's track "Stayin Out All Night." If hearing Patrick Stump sing "I had so much champagne up in the club" is something that would appeal to you, you can listen to "Stayin Out All Night" (Boys of Zummer Remix) now at AltPress.com. You'll also be able to download "Stayin Out All Night" (Boys of Zummer Remix) on iTunes starting July 31. Earlier this year, the Khalifa and Fall Out Boy collaborated on a remix of the latter's The Munsters-sampling…

posted 2015/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Unheard Kurt Cobain Demo Added to "Montage of Heck" Theatrical Cut

Montage of Heck includes many previously unreleased demos from Kurt Cobain's personal archives, and the theatrical version of the film will include one more. Director Brett Morgen tells Billboard that he's included a previously unheard demo in the movie for its upcoming run in theaters. The demo does not have a name, but it does feature Cobain's singing in falsetto. Morgen says he's added the track without altering the HBO cut, which premiered in May, and that he won't reveal when the song appears in the film "because I don't want to get people out there bootlegging it on their…

posted 2015/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch 1,000 People Play Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly"

Late last year, a group of Italian Foo Fighters fans created a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to get the band to play a show in their home city of Cesena. The plan was to gather 1,000 people to play the Foos' 1999 single "Learn to Fly" in order to demonstrate their dedication to the band. The first part of that plan has finally come to fruition, and you can now watch the 1,000-piece band of singers, drummers, guitarists and bassists simultaneously rock out to "Learn to Fly." "This video is going to be seen by a huge amount of…

posted 2015/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Two U2 Specials Focusing on Band's Current Tour to Premiere on HBO in the Fall

Two new specials focusing on U2's current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour are set to premiere on HBO this November.  The first is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the trek and the second is a live concert special capturing the Irish band's November 14 show in Paris. The documentary will look at the preparation that went into bringing the tour to fruition, including the creation of the uniquely designed multimedia stage, which features a movable, floor-to-ceiling LED screen and a catwalk that stretches across an arena.  The film also delves into the challenges U2 faced in advance of the trek, including…

posted 2015/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Gaslight Anthem Announces Hiatus: "We'd Like to Step Away from the Band"

The Gaslight Anthem will be going on hiatus after they complete their European tour this August. In a Facebook post, the members of the New Jersey band say that they will be "taking a break" from The Gaslight Anthem, but they will be pursuing other projects. "We're all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we'd like to step away from the band until we decide what we'd like to do next," the post reads. "We'd like to recharge and take a step back until we have…

posted 2015/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Duran Duran Thinks Radiohead's "Great Sense of Drama" Would Fit for a James Bond Theme

Seminal '80s new wave band Duran Duran's song "A View to Kill" is the only James Bond theme to hit number one the Billboard Hot 100. With rumors swirling that Radiohead might sing the theme on the newest Bond film, Spectre, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor and keyboardist Nick Rhodes have shared with ABC Radio their thoughts on a potential Bond theme from Thom Yorke and company. "Radiohead's not a bad idea," Taylor tells ABC Radio. "[They have a] great sense of drama, I'd like to see that." Rhodes agrees, adding, "I'd be happy with that." Originally, British singers Ellie…

posted 2015/07/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock