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Maynard James Keenan gives encouraging update on new Tool album

Don’t get too excited, but it sure looks like the new Tool album is coming together. Frontman Maynard James Keenan has given an uncharacteristically encouraging update on the enigmatic metal band’s long-awaited follow-up to their last effort, 2006’s 10,000 Days. “Started getting music files from the boys [with] the word FINAL in the title a few months ago after 11 years of begging,” Keenan tweets. “That in theory means the tracks wont change out from under me while I’m trying to write stories and melodies to them. In theory.” “Still waiting for the FINAL on 1...but way ahead,” he adds.…

posted 2018/02/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Muse to livestream by-request Paris show

Muse is playing a show in Paris on February 24, and you can help craft the set list. Ticketholders can submit five songs that you want Muse to play, and those selections will be use to help curate the show. Even if you're not going to the concert, you can still contribute by watching live via the band's Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and voting on set selections in real time. If you're thinking of songs to submit, Muse just released a new single called "Thought Contagion." It's the follow-up to the British trio's 2017 one-off track, "Dig Down." Muse will…

posted 2018/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Sebastian Bach has heard Tool's new music, too

We have another person who can confirm that new Tool music actually exists. Sebastian Bach visited the enigmatic band in the studio Thursday, and the ex-Skid Row frontman apparently liked what he heard. "This is not just your average simple rock and roll music," Bach wrote in a Facebook post Friday. "This is progressive metal at its most atmospheric, and right when you get into a groovy trance you get beat over the head with riffs so heavy it feels like a TOOL." Buzz Osborne of the Melvins was also at the listening session, but Maynard James Keenan was not,…

posted 2018/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons asks conservative group to stop using "Whatever It Takes"

Add Imagine Dragons to the list of bands asking politicians not to use their music. Apparently, the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual event attended by conservative activists and elected officials, had been using ID's song "Whatever It Takes" on its website. When this was brought to the band's attention on Twitter, they replied, "Not cool," adding, "We are reaching out to get it taken down." The song has since been removed from the site. This isn't the first time a musician has taken issue with CPAC using their music. After he learned that one of his song's played at…

posted 2018/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to K.Flay's "Tomb Raider" soundtrack song, "Run for Your Life"

K.Flay has shared a new song called "Run for Your Life," a song she recorded for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The frenzied, feral track is available digitally now. "I wrote 'Run for Your Life' in a hotel room in Johnson City, Tennessee, a few hours before my show that night," the "Blood in the Cut" singer tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I think the frantic energy of touring found its way into the track." She adds that writing "Run for Your Life" was a "challenge," since she hadn't seen the whole film yet.  "I've of course seen it now and…

posted 2018/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Three Days Grace premieres new track, "I Am an Outsider"; unveils new album track list

Three Days Grace's new song is for everyone who doesn't want to fit in. The track is called "I Am an Outsider," available for download now via digital outlets. Speaking with Billboard, drummer Neil Sanderson says the song is about "deciding that you don't want to be exposed to so many influences in your life and to people who have a negative influence on you." He goes on: "You want to be able to take a great big step backwards and view all the chaos and absurdity from a distance -- 'I don't want to believe the same way, the…

posted 2018/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Not-So Dope Show: Marilyn Manson fans angry after reportedly "horrible" concert in New York

Marilyn Manson's show in Huntington, New York Thursday night apparently did not go well. According to several reports from attendees, the famed shock rocker appeared "drugged, drunk or sick," demanded that the crowd tell him they "love" him, and ended the show after only a few songs. "[Manson] was too messed up and couldn't perform," one concertgoer told Newsday. "It was disappointing." "It was horrible," another added. "He couldn't even talk." Several fans have also taken to social media to demand refunds. Manson is currently on tour in support of his new album, Heaven Upside Down. The Huntington show was…

posted 2018/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen now: Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy confronts the "Devil on the Wall" with new solo song

Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy has shared another preview of his forthcoming debut solo album, Year of the Tiger. The latest cut is titled "Devil on the Wall." You can grab it now via digital outlets. The new track is accompanied by an animated lyric video featuring plenty of devilish imagery that looks like it came straight from Mordor. The clip is streaming now on YouTube. "Devil on the Wall" is the third song to be released from Year of the Tiger, following "Haunted by Design" and the title track. The whole album arrives March 9. Kennedy will kick off…

posted 2018/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

A Day to Remember joins 2018 Rock Fest lineup

The 2018 Rock Fest just got an extra dose of "Paranoia." A Day to Remember has joined the lineup for the festival, held July 12-14 in Cadott, Wisconsin. As previously reported, Rock Fest 2018 will feature headliners Disturbed, Incubus and Godsmack. The bill also includes Rise Against, Halestorm, Seether, Bush, Black Label Society, Nothing More and Pop Evil, among others. Visit Rock-Fest.com for the full lineup and ticket info. Rock Fest will follow A Day to Remember's 15th anniversary headlining tour, which kicks off February 20 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The trek will feature support from Papa Roach, Falling in…

posted 2018/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Royal Blood premieres "Look Like You Know" video

Royal Blood has shared the video for "Look Like You Know," a track from the British duo's sophomore album, How Did We Get So Dark? You can watch the clip now on YouTube. The video focuses on live performance footage of the band, with a few quick cuts to them in the studio and on the road. Compared to Royal Blood's last video, which took place in a world that treated bunnies as currency, this new clip has a much simpler premise. Royal Blood will be touring throughout the year in support of How Did We Get So Dark? on a…

posted 2018/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Muse spreads a "Thought Contagion" with new song

Muse's new song "Thought Contagion" is here. The latest track from the British trio is available now for digital download. "Thought Contagion" is accompanied by a neon-soaked, '80s-flavored video, which is equal parts "Thriller" and Stranger Things. You can watch the clip now via YouTube. Speaking about the track, frontman Matt Bellamy says, "The meaning of the song 'Thought Contagion' is about how other people's thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself." "Thought Contagion" is the follow-up single to Muse's 2017 one-off track, "Dig Down." Compared to…

posted 2018/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

My Chemical Romance won't be reuniting for final Warped Tour

Ever since it was announced that Warped Tour would be ending this year, multiple fan petitions have surfaced in an effort to convince My Chemical Romance to reunite for the last edition of the festival that helped launch the band's career. As spirited as those campaigns were, a tweet from the official Warped Tour account confirms that the lineup won't feature Gerard Way and company. "Let's just set the record straight -- we are not reuniting @MCRofficial and we're not okay about it," the tweet reads. As for who will play Warped Tour's final ride, the lineup will be revealed…

posted 2018/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock