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2017-11-17

Audioslave's self-titled debut album turns 15; Tom Morello remembers "unique" and "extraordinary" Chris Cornell

Audioslave's self-titled debut album will celebrate its 15th anniversary this Sunday, November 19. The supergroup combined the vocal powers of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell with Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine. Thanks to Cornell's presence, Audioslave is the only one of the three bands featuring Morello, Wilk and Commerford -- the other two being Rage and current project Prophets of Rage -- to feature a "traditional" singer. If you ask Morello, that's no accident. "Chris was a great artist in many ways, but he was a unique and extraordinary crafter of melody," Morello tells ABC…

posted 2017/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-11-16

New Stone Temple Pilots singer feels like he's "joining the Led Zeppelin of my generation"

This week, Stone Temple Pilots finally announced their new singer: former The X Factor contestant Jeff Gutt. Speaking with The Oakland Press, Gutt says "it's a very strange feeling" being the frontman of a band he's long admired. "I'm blessed and very honored. It's like joining the Led Zeppelin of my generation," he says. "I feel like I'm living in a movie." Gutt adds that he's long "studied" the style of STP's original frontman, the late Scott Weiland. "I was studying Scott when I was coming into singing myself, and I learned so much from [listening to] him," Gutt says.…

posted 2017/11/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Coldplay's "A Head Full of Dreams" tour is third-highest grossing world tour ever

Coldplay's giant world tour in support of their album A Head Full of Dreams finally came to a close Wednesday night in Buenos Aires, Argentina. By the end of the nearly two-year run, the tour had grossed a total of $523,033,675, which makes it the third-highest grossing world tour of all time. The tour began on March 31, 2016 at the same Argentine venue. During the outing, Coldplay played a total of 114 shows in 31 countries, with multiple treks through North America, Latin America and Europe, as well as stops in Asia and Australia. As for the highest-grossing world…

posted 2017/11/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Guns N' Roses win top honors at 2017 "Billboard" Touring Awards

Guns N' Roses have been delighting hosts of fans on their Not in This Lifetime tour, and the reunited rockers have been rewarded for their successful trek with two major honors at the 2017 Billboard Touring Awards, held Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California. GN'R took home the Top Tour and Top Draw prizes, which recognize, respectively, the highest-grossing and most-attended treks of the past year. U2 was among the evening's other winners. The Irish rockers received the Top Boxscore award -- which honors the highest-grossing single engagement by an artist -- for their July 25-26 stand at Stade de France…

posted 2017/11/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Did Trent Reznor appear on "Curb Your Enthusiasm"? Nine Inch Nails frontman acknowledges fan theory

A specific corner of the internet is very convinced that Trent Reznor appeared on the latest episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The scene in question shows a street performer covered in silver metallic paint doing the "living statue" routine, whom a Reddit thread believes is played by the Nine Inch Nails frontman himself. The actor certainly does bear a resemblance to Reznor, but the theory's supposed smoking gun is that the street performer is wearing shutter sunglasses -- the same style shades Reznor dons on the cover of his fake album Strobe Light, which he announced as an April Fool's…

posted 2017/11/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

A Perfect Circle premieres stark, minimalist "The Doomed" video

A Perfect Circle has premiered the video for their new single, "The Doomed." The stark, black-and-white visual is a series of contemplative close-ups of each of the band's members. You can watch the clip now on YouTube. "The Doomed" is the first single from A Perfect Circle's fourth studio album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2004's eMOTIVe. The new album is due out in 2018. A Perfect Circle is currently on a North American tour, which continues Friday, November 17 in Pittsburgh. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/11/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Green Day's "Dookie" is the best pop-punk album of all time, says "Rolling Stone"

Rolling Stone has published a ranking of the 50 greatest pop-punk albums of all time, and the magazine picked Green Day's 1994 breakthrough Dookie as its #1 choice. "Green Day's third LP is a pop-punk gut-punch, perfectly marrying tight melody with a get-bent mentality," Rolling Stone writes. "After the grunge-dominated early Nineties, that irreverence was a breath of fresh air." While Green Day is surely flattered by the designation, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has long resisted the "pop-punk" label. Back in 2015, Armstrong tweeted, "My mission for 2016? To destroy the phrase 'pop-punk' forever." Following Dookie on Rolling Stone's list at…

posted 2017/11/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-11-15

Warped Tour to ride one last time in 2018

The Warped Tour era is coming to a close. The long-running punk, emo and rock festival, which helped launch the careers of bands like Blink-182, Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance, will tour the U.S. for the last time in 2018. "I have been proud to work with so many artists who have grown to be some of the largest stars in the world," says Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman. "Countless bands have played in hot parking lots and through summer storms for you at some point." The final Warped Tour will kick off June 21 in Pomona, California,…

posted 2017/11/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nothing But Thieves releases statement denying allegations of sexual misconduct

Nothing But Thieves has shared a statement in regards to the allegations of sexual misconduct that surfaced in recent days on social media. In the statement, posted to their Twitter, the band "100% denies any wrong doing in the false allegations brought against us." The statement begins with Nothing But Thieves saying that they "completely support victims of assault and respect their bravery in coming forward with their stories." "This past week has been one of the most difficult of our careers," the band writes. "Being falsely accused of sexual assault in a public forum, having these false allegations made…

posted 2017/11/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park announces "One More Light Live" album

Prior to Chester Bennington's death on July 20, Linkin Park embarked on a world tour in support of their new album, One More Light. Now, the band is releasing a new live album recorded during that tour, titled One More Light. The 16-track collection will be released December 15. "We dedicate this live album to our brother Chester who poured his heart and soul into One More Light," the band writes in a statement. "After we finished recording the album, we joked with Chester that -- since he had delivered so many stunning performances in the studio -- he had…

posted 2017/11/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to "Meadow," Stone Temple Pilots' first song with new lead singer

Stone Temple Pilots have debuted their first single with new lead singer Jeff Gutt at the helm. The track is called "Meadow," and you can grab it now via digital outlets. STP introduced Gutt during a show in Los Angeles Tuesday night, nearly two years after the band announced they'd be holding auditions for a new singer. "We wanted someone who would not only do our earlier songs justice, but would also write new songs and carve out a different path forward with us," says guitarist Dean DeLeo. "It took some time, but we found our guy." Gutt previously competed…

posted 2017/11/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Dave Grohl jam "Paradise City" with Guns N' Roses in Oklahoma

Dave Grohl headed down to where the grass is green and the girls are pretty when he joined Guns N' Roses for a performance of "Paradise City" during the band's show in Tulsa, Oklahoma Tuesday night. The Foo Fighters frontman added another guitar to the classic track, and also sang backup vocals. You can watch fan-recorded footage of the collaboration via YouTube. As for why Grohl was in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Foo Fighters will be playing the same venue Wednesday night in support of their new album, Concrete and Gold. Grohl previously gave an assist to Guns when he lent Axl…

posted 2017/11/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock