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2017-12-13

The Offspring shares update on new music

The Offspring has offered an update on the progress of their long-awaited 10th studio album. The band posted a Twitter photo of their December calendar, with the rest of the week marked "studio." "Who's ready for new music in 2018?" they write in the caption. The Offspring's last album, Days Gone By, was released in 2012. In 2015, they released a standalone single called "Coming for You," which reached number one on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/12/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

A Perfect Circle to headline 2018 Rocklahoma festival

A Perfect Circle will go sweepin' down the plain next year when they headline the 2018 Rocklahoma festival, held May 25-27 in Pryor, Oklahoma. The lineup also includes Godsmack, Poison, Ghost, Halestorm, Cheap Trick, Stone Temple Pilots, Vince Neil, Pop Evil, I Prevail, Sevendust, Trivium, 10 Years, Adelitas Way, and Like a Storm, among others. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit Rocklahoma.com. In addition to Rocklahoma, A Perfect Circle will also be playing the 2018 Rock on the Range, Las Rageous and Northern Invasion festivals. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/12/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Chester Bennington, Tom Petty among Google's most-searched of 2017

A whole lot of people Googled Chester Bennington and Tom Petty this year. According to the search engine's year-end wrap-up, both late musicians were among the top 10 global searches of 2017. Petty made number seven on the list, while Bennington came in at number nine. Naturally, the searches peaked for both artists around their deaths on October 2 and July 20, respectively. Petty and Bennington also top the most-searched "losses" of 2017, followed by Chris Cornell. Searches for the late Soundgarden frontman peaked around his May 18 death, and spiked again around Bennington's death, as the Linkin Park vocalist…

posted 2017/12/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Queens of the Stone Age to headline In Bloom festival; BBC scraps Josh Homme "Bedtime Stories" episodes

Queens of the Stone Age, along with Beck and Incubus, will headline the 2018 In Bloom festival, held March 24-25 in Houston, Texas. The lineup also includes Highly Suspect, Wolf Alice, Moon Taxi, Sylvan Esso, Broken Social Scene and Explosions in the Sky. Visit InBloomFestival.com for the full lineup and ticket info. Seeing Queens of the Stone Age on the lineup might come as a bit of a surprise in light of frontman Josh Homme kicking photographer Chelsea Lauren during a show in Los Angeles over the weekend. The fallout from the incident continues, with the BBC children's channel CBeebies…

posted 2017/12/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Warrel Dane, lead singer of Nevermore and Sanctuary, has died

Metal singer Warrel Dane, who fronted the bands Nevermore and Sanctuary, has died, his label Century Media Records confirms. Dane died Wednesday in São Paulo, according to guitarist Johnny Moraes, who was working with the late vocalist on his new solo album. Moraes told Brazilian news site UOL that Dane died of a heart attack. He was 56. According to Century Media Records, a full statement about Dane's death will be issued "at a later stage." Dane was known for his wide vocal range, from the high-pitched vocals in his early career to the deeper style of his later work.…

posted 2017/12/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons to perform from New Orleans for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest"

Imagine Dragons will help the Central Time Zone ring in 2018 with a performance from New Orleans on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. For the second year, the Big Easy will be a part of the annual New Year's Eve special. Along with Imagine Dragons, WALK THE MOON will also perform. Actress Lucy Hale will return to host the festivities, bringing viewers celebrity and fan interviews before the annual fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square. That will take place at 1 a.m. ET, since New Orleans is on Central Time and Ryan Seacrest will have already counted down…

posted 2017/12/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead not among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Neither Rage Against the Machine nor Radiohead will enter the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next year.  Despite appearing on the ballot as nominees, both bands were left off the final list of 2018 inductees, which were announced Wednesday morning. As for who did make the cut, the inductees include Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and, as an "Early Influence," Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Both Rage and Radiohead were nominated for induction in their first year of eligibility, so they'll likely pop up again in future years. Besides, Radiohead probably isn't too upset about…

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AFI's Davey Havok details new novel, "Love Fast Los Angeles"

AFI frontman Davey Havok is heading back into the world of literature. After publishing his first novel, Pop Kids, in 2013, he'll be releasing a new book, titled Love Fast Los Angeles, on February 6. According to a press release, Love Fast Lost Angeles is a "millennial love story filled with fast cars, pop stars, outrageous poseurs, lavish parties, golden guns, designer drugs and drag queens." You can watch a trailer for the book now via YouTube. "Love Fast Los Angeles was written and edited all over the world, and in the skies above it, but the majority of it…

posted 2017/12/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-12-12

Godsmack's new album is "almost done"

Godsmack has offered an update on the progress of their new album. In a Twitter post, the band reveals that the follow-up to 2014's 1000hp is "almost done." Along with the album news, Godsmack has also shared a clip of guitarist Tony Rombola recording a new guitar solo. "Mr. Tony Rombola killin' it in the studio!" the caption reads. The new album is due out in 2018. Godsmack will play a number of festivals next spring, including Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

Imagine Dragons named "Billboard" Top Rock Artist of 2017

Imagine Dragons rules Billboard's year-end rock charts. The publication names Dan Reynolds and company the Top Rock Artist of 2017. The band earns the honor thanks to the success of their new album Evolve and its singles "Believer" and "Thunder," the former of which ruled the Hot Rock Songs chart for 29 weeks. Meanwhile, "Thunder" is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2018 Grammys, while Evolve is up for Best Pop Vocal Album. Following Imagine Dragons on the year-end Top Rock Artist chart is Twenty One Pilots, followed by Linkin Park, Metallica and Portugal. the Man. Metallica also has the…

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

The Cure announces special 40th anniversary London show

The Cure will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a special show at London's Hyde Park on July 7. Visit TheCure.com for ticket info. Also performing at the concert will be a variety of bands influenced by The Cure, including Interpol, Editors, Goldfrapp, Ride, Slowdive and The Twilight Sad. Even more artists are yet to be announced. The Cure formed in 1976, and released their first single in 1978. The band was a seminal act in the post-punk and new wave scenes of the '80s. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

Tom Morello says new Tool album sounds "epic," "majestic" and "sexy"

Here's another encouraging sign that the new Tool album may actually be releasing their new album.  After drummer Danny Carey declared that the long-awaited follow-up 2006's 10,000 Days would finally arrive in 2018, Tom Morello reports that he's listened to what the band's been working on, and he likes what he's heard. On his Instagram, Morello has posted a photo of him alongside Carey, bassist Justin Chancellor and guitarist Adam Jones. "Had the honor of being the first outsider to hear new #TOOL music today!!" Morello writes in the caption. Notably absent from the photo is frontman Maynard James Keenan…

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