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2016-04-28

Deftones' Chino Moreno Forms New Band, Saudade

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has a new band in the works. The group is called Saudade, which is a Portuguese word meaning a feeling of longing. It also features Moreno's Crosses band mate Chuck Doom, Mackie Jayson of Bad Brains and Cro-Mags, jazz keyboardist John Medeski and Dr. Know of Bad Brains. Saudade's first single, also called "Saudade," is available now as a free BitTorrent Bundle. Meanwhile, Moreno will be spending his spring and summer touring with Deftones in support of their latest album, Gore. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Monkees Share Rivers Cuomo-Penned Tune, "She Makes Me Laugh"

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo wrote a song called "She Makes Me Laugh" for Good Times!, the forthcoming album from The Monkees. Now, you can listen to the upbeat, summery track at RollingStone.com. While "She Makes Me Laugh" shares more than a few characteristics with a classic '60s Monkees tune, Cuomo's contribution is definitely felt in lyrics like "We'll have a dinner date tonight and play some scrabble with the guys, and wear our pink party hats." "I'm super stoked to be writing a song for the Monkees," says Cuomo. "I've always identified with their musical aesthetic -- the chord changes…

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Blink-182 Unveils "California" Track List; Announces Massive Summer Tour

Following the release of their new single, "Bored to Death," Blink-182 has unveiled the full track list for their upcoming album California, the band's first record without Tom DeLonge. Along with a variety of Golden State-themed song titles, such as "Los Angeles" and "San Diego," California has a few tracks that reflect Blink's brand of humor, such as album closer "Brohemian Rhapsody." Additionally, Blink-182 has announced a massive summer tour in support of California. The trek, which begins July 22 in San Diego and runs all the way to October, will feature opening sets from A Day to Remember, All…

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Who Cares? Eddie Vedder Does!

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will help one of his favorite bands, The Who, continue their tradition of raising money for charity with special concert events by playing an intimate private show on May 31 in Los Angeles. The concert, dubbed "Who Cares About the Next Generation," will raise funds for UCLA Health Autism Treatment Program and Teen Cancer America. In advance of the fundraiser, an online silent auction has been launched that offers a variety of VIP experiences, luxury vacation packages and autographed rock memorabilia. Among the items up for bid are guitars signed by Vedder, The Who, Slash…

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Blink-182 Releases New Single, "Bored to Death"

Blink-182 unveiled their new single, "Bored to Death," on Wednesday. It's the California-based rockers' first single with their revamped lineup, which now consists of Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba, who replaces Tom DeLonge. "Bored to Death" features Hoppus on lead vocals. Blink-182's upcoming album California -- the band's first release since 2011's Neighborhoods -- is due out July 1. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Halestorm's Tour with Lita Ford Is a "Celebration of Women in Music," Says Lzzy Hale

Halestorm is currently on tour with Lita Ford, the former guitarist for The Runaways. When the trek was first announced, Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale said in a statement that it was "not just a package with every band featuring a girl...this tour is a different breed, showcasing loud, powerful female voices." As Hale tells ABC Radio, the package of Halestorm, Ford and openers Dorothy, a female-fronted rock band out of Los Angeles, has been "a long time coming." "It's something that I wanted to do as kind of, I guess in a selfish way, a celebration of women in music,…

posted 2016/04/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2016-04-27

Of Mice & Men Added to "Alternative Press" Music Awards Lineup

Not only did Of Mice & Men receive a nomination for this year's Alternative Press Music Awards, but the band will also be performing at the ceremony, held July 18 in Columbus, Ohio. "We're absolutely thrilled that our song 'Would You Still Be There' is nominated for Song of the Year at this year's APMAs and we can't wait to ROCK this award show!" says OM&M drummer Valentino Arteaga. Other artists added to the APMA live lineup include Issues, Mayday Parade and The Maine. They join previously announced performers Papa Roach, Beartooth and Yellowcard, among others. In other Of Mice…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Report: Led Zeppelin Could Settle "Stairway to Heaven" Lawsuit for $1…Sort Of

Attorneys representing late rocker Randy California are offering to settle a potentially lucrative copyright-infringement lawsuit brought against Led Zeppelin over the band's classic song "Stairway to Heaven" for just one dollar -- but there's a catch. According to Bloomberg News, the lawyers are asking for Robert Plant and Jimmy Page to give California a writing credit on the tune, in exchange for foregoing a court trial that currently is scheduled to start on May 10 in Los Angeles. The songwriting credit would result in California's estate being entitled to a share of future earnings that "Stairway to Heaven" brings in,…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Travis Barker Says He's Making Music with Andre 3000; Blink-182 to Reissue "Enema of the State" on Vinyl

Travis Barker has new music with Andre 3000 in the works. The Blink-182 drummer revealed the news on his Instagram alongside a photo of himself and the Outkast rapper at Coachella last weekend. "Gonna make music very soon with this legend," Barker wrote in the photo's caption. Earlier this month, comedian Chris Rock announced that he and a host of other artists, including recent Beyonce-collaborator Jack White, were working on music with Andre 3000. It's unclear if Barker's work with Andre is related to Rock and White's project with the rapper. In other Blink-182 happenings, the band's 1999 album Enema…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Five Finger Death Punch Releases Statement Regarding Prospect Park Lawsuit

Five Finger Death Punch has released a statement commenting on the lawsuit filed against the band by their record label, Prospect Park. The suit accuses the Las Vegas rockers of, among other things, "shamelessly attempting to cash in before the anticipated downfall of their addicted bandmate," referring to lead singer Ivan Moody. "We are saddened, but not surprised by the recent lawsuit filed by Prospect Park, LLC against the members of Five Finger Death Punch," the band says in the statement. "It is the latest in a long line of exploitative and abusive bullying tactics used by our former manager…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Don't Let the Days Go By: Bush Announces Summer Tour

Bush will hit the road this summer on a North American tour, including co-headlining dates with Chevelle. The trek will run from July 21 in Walker, Minnesota to August 14 in Baltimore. Visit BushOfficial.com for all ticket info. Gavin Rossdale and company will be touring in continued support of their latest album, 2014's Man on the Run, which featured the single "The Only Way Out." Here are Bush's summer tour dates: 7/21 -- Walker, MN, Moondance Jam Festival*7/23 -- Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Ctr*7/24 -- Sterling Heights, MI, Freedom Hill Amp*7/26 -- Indianapolis, IN, Farm Bureau Insurance…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Eagles of Death Metal Drummer Receives Repaired Drum Set from Bataclan Show

The drum set that was on stage during Eagles of Death Metal's show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris the night of November 13 has been restored and returned to drummer Julian Dorio. The musician was manning the kit when terrorists opened fire on the venue as a part of a larger attack on the city, killing 89 people. "After 5 months the kit I was playing Nov. 13 in Paris has returned to me," Dorio writes on his Instagram. "There was a time when I never wanted to see it again but I just couldn't let this instrument…

posted 2016/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock