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2017-12-15

Foo Fighters give Kevin Hart a group hug in "SNL" promo

Foo Fighters get friendly in a promo for their appearance on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live. In the clip, cast member Leslie Jones encourages Dave Grohl and company to give host Kevin Hart a big group hug, which quickly becomes uncomfortable for the Jumanji reboot star. In another take, Hart stands directly in front of the camera so it looks like he's as tall as the Foos in the background. Grohl tries to get Hart to stand with Jones and the rest of the band, but he refuses to leave his spot. SNL airs live coast-to-coast Saturday, December…

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Skillet shares inspirational "Breaking Free" video

Skillet has premiered the video for their song "Breaking Free," which features guest vocals from ex-Flyleaf frontwoman Lacey Sturm. The inspirational clip finds a young woman struggling with anger and sadness, before finding a way to, as the song says, break free. You can watch the video now on YouTube. "Breaking Free" is included on Unleashed Beyond, the deluxe version of their latest album, Unleashed. Skillet will close out 2017 with a New Year's Eve show in Lynchburg, Virginia. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Watch Stone Temple Pilots' groovy "Meadow" lyric video

Stone Temple Pilots have shared a lyric video for their new single "Meadow." The colorful clip splashes the song's lyrics on the screen using '60s style fonts and iconography. You can watch the video now on YouTube. "Meadow" is the first Stone Temple Pilots song with leader singer Jeff Gutt, who was introduced as the band's new vocalist last month. The announcement came nearly two years after STP first revealed they'd be holding open auditions for a new singer. STP plan to release their first album with Gutt in the spring. They'll kick off a U.S. tour in March. Copyright…

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Fall Out Boy shares "Champion" remix featuring RM of K-pop group BTS

Fall Out Boy has shared a remix of their song "Champion," which features RM, rapper and leader of the Korean boy band sensation BTS. You can grab the remix now on digital platforms. "So great to work with @falloutboy," BTS tweets. The original "Champion" is featured on Fall Out Boy's forthcoming album Mania, which will be released January 19. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Coping with Chester Bennington's death has been "devastating," says Mike Shinoda

Linkin Park's One More Light Live album, recorded during what would be Chester Bennington's final tour with the band before he took his own life on July 20, is out today. In an interview with Billboard, LP's Mike Shinoda opens up about how he's been coping with Bennington's death. "Grief is a non-linear process," Shindoda says. "It doesn't have 'stages' that go in order, it has phases that come and go at random. Some people are having sad days, others are having good days, others are having angry days...add the constant stress and fear of things like the news cycle,…

posted 2017/12/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Escape the Fate premieres "I Am Human" title track

Escape the Fate has debuted a new song called "I Am Human," the title track from the band's forthcoming new album. The earnest, emotional track is available now for digital download, and is streaming alongside a lyric video on YouTube. The album I Am Human will arrive on February 16. It also features the previously released songs "Do You Love Me" and "Empire." Escape the Fate will be touring in support of I Am Human while opening for Papa Roach on a North American tour, which kicks off in April. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Listen to new songs from Tom Morello, Portugal. the Man and Alt-J "Bright" soundtrack

The soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix film Bright is out today, and it features new music from Tom Morello, Portugal. the Man and Alt-J. Morello plays guitar on rapper A$AP Rocky's song "FTW (F*** the World)," and Portugal. the Man and Alt-J contribute new tracks "Cheer Up" and "Hares on the Mountain," respectively. The Bright soundtrack also features previously released tracks from Bastille, X Ambassadors and Rag'n'Bone Man. The film, which stars Will Smith as an LAPD cop in an alternate present day in which fairies, orcs, and other mythological creatures are real, premieres on Netflix December 22. Copyright ©…

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Watch Royal Blood rock London live online

Royal Blood will perform at the House of Vans in London this Saturday, and you'll be able to watch the show from the comfort of your own home. The concert will stream live online beginning at 9 p.m. GMT, or 4 p.m. Eastern, via Vans.co.uk. The British duo are currently touring Europe in support of their sophomore album How Did We Get So Dark?, which was released earlier this year. They'll embark on a U.S. headlining tour in May. Royal Blood also has a number of North American dates lined up next year opening for Queens of the Stone Age.…

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Linkin Park's "One More Light Live" arrives today

Linkin Park's new live album One More Light Live is out today. The 16-track collection was recorded earlier this year on what ended up being Chester Bennington's final tour with the band before he took his own life July 20. While announcing One More Light Live, Linkin Park dedicated the album to Bennington, who died just a week before the band was scheduled to kick off another North American tour. "The shows we played together during the early summer of 2017 were extraordinary," Linkin Park said. "Chester shared with us that he felt this was the best tour we had ever…

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2017-12-14

"The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal" doc, featuring members of Metallica and Megadeth, coming to DVD in January

The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal, a documentary about the scene that gave rise to bands including Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer, will be released on DVD January 19. The film, which is narrated by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, features interviews with Metallica's Lars Ulrich and ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, plus members of Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Body Count and Suicidal Tendencies. The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal is part of the Inside Metal documentary series. A second part of the film will hit DVD at a later date. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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U2 talks Trump's influence on new album, future plans in new "Billboard" cover story

After scoring its eighth #1 album on the Billboard 200 this past week with Songs of Experience, U2 appears on the cover of the latest issue of the publication. In an accompanying story, the Irish rockers discuss the new record, their recent successful tour celebrating The Joshua Tree's 30th anniversary and their upcoming plans. The release of Songs of Experience was said to have been delayed because the band felt it needed to rework some of its new tunes following the election of Donald Trump and the political upheaval in other parts of the world.  Bono confirms that in the…

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Queens of the Stone Age "Ellen" appearance canceled

Queens of the Stone Age had been scheduled to perform on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Thursday, but the appearance has apparently beeb canceled in the wake of frontman Josh Homme kicking a photographer during a Los Angeles show last weekend. According to the Ellen website, only Will Smith appeared on today's episode. It's unclear whether the producers canceled the performance, or if the band themselves voluntarily pulled the plug.  During a concert in L.A. on Saturday, Homme kicked photographer Chelsea Lauren, who suffered neck and head injuries as a result. Homme has since offered a written and video apology.…

posted 2017/12/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock