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2017-12-13

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…

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

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

Jack White gets weird with collage of new music, "Servings and Portions from My Boarding House Reach"

Jack White previously teased that his new album will be a "bizarre one," and it certainly seems he wasn't lying. The ex-White Stripes frontman has released something called "Servings and Portions from My Boarding House Reach," and boy, is it weird. Filled with a mixture of heavy guitar riffs, soft piano, hip-hop style vocals and samples, "Servings and Portions" sounds like a dozen separate songs combined into one. In fact, it's not clear if the track is meant to be its own song, or perhaps a collage of sounds from White's new album. To experience it for yourself, you can…

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

Watch Foo Fighters sing "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" in all-star Christmas Carpool Karaoke

On Monday's Late Late Show, James Corden presented his second annual all-star Christmas episode of Carpool Karaoke, featuring all his carpool guests from the past year, including Foo Fighters. The sequence started with Corden driving with his bandleader Reggie Watts, both wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and Santa hats. "Should we listen to some Christmas music to get us in the mood?" asks Corden. "Do we have any?" Watts asks in turn. Corden answers, "Let's find out." They break into the holiday classic "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" together, then the camera cuts to all of James' guests singing bits…

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

Greta Van Fleet battles being "overly creative" with "Safari Song"

Greta Van Fleet topped Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart earlier this year with their breakthrough hit "Highway Tune," and they're back in the top 15 on the tally with their new single, "Safari Song." As bassist Sam Kiszka tells ABC Radio, the original recording of "Safari Song" had a lot more "safari" in it. "When we formatted 'Safari Song' for the first time, there was a lot more percussion," Kiszka explains. "We kind of, I don't wanna say Dumbed it down, but kinda simplified it in the studio." In fact, that was important lesson for the young band, who are…

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

2017-12-11

Shinedown announces Canadian headlining dates

Shinedown has announced a batch of Canadian headlining dates for next year, beginning March 27 in British Columbia. Visit Shinedown.com for ticket info. Joining Shinedown on the Canadian run will be In This Moment and 10 Years. Currently, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers are touring the U.S. as the acoustic duo Smith & Myers. That outing continues tonight in Nashville. Along with the Canada dates, Shinedown will be playing a number of U.S. festivals next spring, including Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion. Additionally, the band is working on their next album, the follow-up to 2015's Threat to…

posted 2017/12/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Corey Taylor releasing "Live in London" performance

This Monday, December 18, Corey Taylor is releasing Live in London, a recording of his acoustic show at the U.K. capital in May 2016.  The recording is being made available for free via his website, TheCoreyTaylor.com. The performance features unplugged renditions of Slipknot and Stone Sour songs, as well as covers of songs by Johnny Cash, KISS, R.E.M., The Cure and Creedence Clearwater Revival. You can watch a trailer for the film now on YouTube. Starting in January, you'll be able to catch a fully electric Taylor on tour with Stone Sour on a North American run alongside Halestorm. Copyright…

posted 2017/12/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

What's going with Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker?

Something's going on with Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker. According to DeLonge's Instagram, the former Blink-182 band mates appear to be working on something together. "So Travis calls me and asks me to do an interview...next thing I know all these cameras have invaded my office," DeLonge writes alongside a photo of said cameras.  "I have a feeling he just wanted some super hi-res footage of my body," DeLonge adds. "And yes Blinkies, we also talked a bit about other stuff. #TravisAndTomHoldingHands." DeLonge and Blink-182 parted ways in 2015, and the band recruited Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba to step…

posted 2017/12/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock