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2018-05-03

"It's about to get heavy": Shinedown breaks down new concept album, "ATTENTION ATTENTION"

Shinedown ventures into concept album territory with ATTENTION ATTENTION, the band's sixth studio effort. The album, which arrives on Friday, sets the scene with lead single "DEVIL," which makes its intentions known with the line, "It's about to get heavy." "[This album] is about all of our personal struggles and demons," guitarist Zach Myers tells ABC Radio. "So when we say 'It's about to get heavy,' it's meant not in a jest way, it is...the warning sign outside the gate before you walk in somewhere." That heaviness manifests itself both musically and lyrically, and in case the album's intentions aren't…

posted 2018/05/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-05-02

U2 celebrates tonight's launch of its eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 with new preview video

U2's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 kicks off tonight with a show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in honor of the trek's launch a new video offering a behind-the-scenes look at the outing has been posted on the Irish rockers' official YouTube channel. In the clip, guitarist The Edge explains, "The idea of this tour is to finish telling the story of 'innocence' and 'experience,'" referring to the themes of the group's companion albums Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, which were released in 2014 and this past December, respectively. Bassist Adam Clayton then notes, "For me, innocence is about…

posted 2018/05/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bad Wolves tops "Billboard" Mainstream Rock Songs chart with "Zombie" cover

Bad Wolves' cover of The Cranberries classic "Zombie" has conquered Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The track has reached number one on the tally, dethroning Three Days Grace's "The Mountain." The cover was originally supposed to include vocals from The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, but she died unexpectedly the same day she was scheduled her part. Bad Wolves decided to go ahead and release the cover anyway, and donate their proceeds to O'Riordan's three children. "Zombie" is the first cover to top the Mainstream Rock Songs chart since Disturbed's Grammy-nominated version of "The Sound of Silence," in March 2016. Additionally,…

posted 2018/05/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch couple get married at Foo Fighters concert

If you've caught Foo Fighters on their current tour so far, you might've seen a KISS-cosplaying fan shred onstage, Dave Grohl "adopt" a fan, or even a glimpse of John Travolta. And if you attended their show in Dallas last week, you were also a guest at a very big wedding. While the Foos were playing "Everlong," two fans in the crowd -- Belinda and Tony -- actually got married. "Hey @foofighters big shout out for being the band at [our] wedding," Belinda tweeted alongside a video of the quick and very loud ceremony. She added, "Thanks a million to…

posted 2018/05/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

K.Flay celebrates life on the road in "Slow March" video

K.Flay has shared the video for "Slow March," the closing track off of her latest album, Every Where Is Some Where. The kinetic clip, streaming now on YouTube, captures the singer's live show and how it has evolved since she first released her EP Crush Me and her breakthrough single, "Blood in the Cut." "We wanted to capture the journey from the crush me EP til now," K.Flay says of the video. "The shows (big & small), the fans (you wonderful people), & the crew I've had the privilege to tour the world with." K.Flay recently wrapped up a European…

posted 2018/05/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nothing More adds headlining dates with Bad Wolves

Nothing More has added a batch of North American headlining dates starting July 23 in Reno, Nevada. The shows will feature support from Bad Wolves. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 4 via NothingMore.net. The headlining dates are sprinkled in between Nothing More's dates opening for Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin's co-headlining tour this summer. They're currently on the road opening for Papa Roach. Nothing More is touring behind their latest album, the Grammy-nominated The Stories We Tell Ourselves. Here are Nothing More's new headlining dates: 7/23 -- Reno, NV, Cargo7/28 -- Tucson, AZ, Rialto Theatre8/5 --…

posted 2018/05/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk reveals he auditioned to drum in Pearl Jam

Quite a few drummers have manned the kit for Pearl Jam in the band's nearly 30-year history, and Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk was almost one of them. Speaking on the Let There Be Talk podcast, Wilk, who met Eddie Vedder when they both lived in San Diego, revealed that he auditioned to join Pearl Jam in 1991 while they were mixing what would become they're legendary debut album, Ten. However, Wilk says that the chemistry wasn't right. "I go there, and I just don't click musically," Wilk remembers. "Mostly with Jeff [Ament], who's an incredible bass player, awesome guy."…

posted 2018/05/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Mike Patton/Dave Lombardo project Dead Cross drops surprise EP

Dead Cross has new music for you. The hardcore band, featuring ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Faith No More frontman Mike Patton, has dropped a surprise EP, which is available now for digital download. The self-titled, four-track collection includes new songs "Skin of a Redneck" and "My Perfect Prisoner," plus remixes of two cuts from Dead Cross' 2017 debut album. A 10-inch vinyl version of the EP will be released on June 29. Dead Cross plays a show in San Francisco Wednesday night, and they'll be touring Europe this summer. Here's the Dead Cross -- EP track list: "Skin of…

posted 2018/05/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy, Florence + the Machine playing "GMA" Summer Concert Series

Summer in New York City's Central Park just got a lot hotter, as ABC's Good Morning America unveiled the lineup for its annual Summer Concert Series. Fall Out Boy will take the stage at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on July 27, while Florence + the Machine will play a month earlier on June 29. The GMA Summer Concert Series kicks off May 15 with a performance from One Direction singer Liam Payne and reggaeton singer J Balvin. Other artists playing the series include Halsey, Sting and Shaggy, Backstreet Boys, Camila Cabello, Ne-Yo, Pitbull and The Chainsmokers. To find out how…

posted 2018/05/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Members of Evanescence, Paramore & The Offspring are pumped for "rad" $20 concert ticket promotion

Between now and next Tuesday, May 8, concert promoter Live Nation is offering $20 tickets to some of the summer's biggest rock tours, including treks by Evanescence, Paramore and The Offspring. And as excited as you might be for cheap tickets, the bands themselves might be even more pumped. "You can't afford to go to every concert, some of them are so expensive," Evanescence's Amy Lee tells ABC Radio. "This is a great opportunity to just go see that one thing that you weren't gonna able to see." "This is rad, 'cause there's a lot of people that write us…

posted 2018/05/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Myles Kennedy planning career-reflecting set for "Year of the Tiger" solo shows

Myles Kennedy will hit the road on a solo acoustic tour starting tonight in his hometown of Spokane, Washington. He'll be supporting his debut solo album Year of the Tiger while also playing stripped-down versions of songs he's written with Alter Bridge, Slash and his early band The Mayfield Four. "I'm just gonna kind of let people in on some of the stories of the songs and how things evolved," Kennedy tells ABC Radio. While combing through his discography, Kennedy ended up reflecting on his whole career, including how surprised he is that he actually made it as a musician.…

posted 2018/05/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-05-01

Imagine Dragons members partnering with esports company ReKTGlobal

Imagine Dragons is getting in on the esports game. According to EsportsInsider.com, guitarist Wayne Sermon and drummer Daniel Platzman have partnered with company ReKTGlobal to become co-owners of its Las Vegas-based esports organization Rogue. ReKTGlobal is described as an "esports infrastructure company" that "looks to bridge the gap between traditional sports and esports," while Rogue fields teams in Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rainbow Six Siege leagues. "We love gaming and esports and have been looking for new ways to contribute to this community for a long time -- but we never found the right fit until now," says ID's…

posted 2018/05/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock