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2018-01-19

Breaking Benjamin unleashes powerful "Red Cold River" video

A couple of weeks after unveiling "Red Cold River" as the first single off their upcoming album, Ember, Breaking Benjamin has unleashed a powerful music video for the track. In a press release, the video is described as, "a chilling portrayal of a father's worst nightmare." The heart-wrenching clip portrays a dad in search of his missing daughter and the drama that ensues along the way. As mentioned, "Red Cold River" appears on Breaking Benjamin’s forthcoming album, Ember. No release date has been announced for the disc, but it is expected sometime this year. Fans can catch Breaking Benjamin on…

posted 2018/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

NHL defends decision to book Kid Rock for 2018 All-Star Game

Ever since the National Hockey League revealed Tuesday that Kid Rock would perform at January 28th's 2018 All-Star Game in Tampa, Florida, the NHL has been facing backlash. Kid Rock is no stranger to controversy, as the musician has been criticized for displaying a Confederate flag at his concerts and lambasting quarterback Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the national anthem at NFL games. Speaking with ESPN on Thursday, Steve Mayer, NHL executive vice president and executive producer for programming and creative development, addressed the issue. "Our sole objective is to choose musical acts to perform at our events…

posted 2018/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy announces U.S. tour dates, including homecoming show at Wrigley Field Rock

Fall Out Boy is bringing their M A N I A to a city near you. On Friday, their album release day, the band announced their U.S. tour featuring special guest Machine Gun Kelly. They’ll hit the road beginning August 29 in Uniondale, New York and wrap on October 10 in New Orleans.  Friday morning, the band gave fans a preview with a performance of "HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON'T" on ABC's Good Morning America. In between, as previously reported, they’ll play a milestone homecoming show at Wrigley Field in Chicago on September 8. “I grew up going to games…

posted 2018/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Megadeth's David Ellefson on "The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal" doc & why Lars Ulrich is the "Steve Jobs of thrash metal"

While California's Bay Area is considered to be the epicenter of thrash metal, bands including Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer actually got their start further down the coast in Los Angeles. That scene is documented in The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal, which is available on DVD today. Narrated by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal explores the roots of the genre, which began as a rejection of the '80s glam metal scene. "We were the first generation that owned punk rock and heavy metal records," Ellefson tells ABC Radio. "So what we did is we basically,…

posted 2018/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-01-18

Tool's new album is "coming together really well," says drummer

Tool drummer Danny Carey has offered another update on the band's long-awaited new album, the follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days. Speaking to the Irish site Overdrive, he says that the album is "all coming together really well." "We'll be hitting the studio again very soon and have a couple of gigs in May, so hopefully, we'll have the album out before that," Carey says, before adding that it's "wishful thinking at this point" "I actually think I said that this time last year," he laughs. As Carey alludes to, we've certainly been down this hopeful road in years past, to…

posted 2018/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy announces concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field

Fall Out Boy is coming home. The band has announced a massive hometown show at Chicago's Wrigley field. The news was revealed in a Twitter video that starts with footage of late Cubs announcing legend Harry Caray singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" before fading into Fall Out Boy's new song "Hold Me Tight or Don't." The date for the Wrigley show has yet to be announced, but Fall Out Boy did share that the bill will also include Rise Against and rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Fall Out Boy's new album Mania arrives this Friday, January 19. Copyright ©…

posted 2018/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch politically charged new animated video for U2's "Get Out of Your Own Way"

A provocative video for the new U2 song "Get Out of Your Own Way" has premiered on the band's official VEVO YouTube channel. The animated clip was directed and created by the Israeli graffiti collective the Broken Fingaz Crew, and features a variety of ominous and politically charged images, including a dead body washing up on a beach, and a scene where President Trump watches hooded Ku Klux Klansmen marching with torches outside the White House. A message from the Broken Fingaz Crew explains, "The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt…

posted 2018/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jared Leto joins Fleetwood Mac MusiCares tribute concert

Jared Leto is the latest artist to join the lineup for the upcoming MusiCares Person of the Year concert in honor of Fleetwood Mac. The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman joins a bill that already includes Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Portugal. the Man and Haim. The lineup also features pop artists Miley Cyrus, OneRepublic and Harry Styles, as well as Robert Plant collaborator Alison Krauss. As previously reported, former President Bill Clinton, who used Fleetwood Mac's classic "Don't Stop" as the theme of his 1992 presidential campaign, will present the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers with their award. The legendary…

posted 2018/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Distillers announce headlining reunion shows

The Distillers have announced their first batch of headlining reunion dates. The six-date trek begins April 25 in San Diego and concludes May 2 in Dallas. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 19. Along with the headlining shows, Brody Dalle and company will play the Shaky Knees festival, taking place May 4-6. Dalle's husband Josh Homme will also play the Atlanta event with his band, Queens of the Stone Age. The Distillers broke up in 2006. Their last album was 2003's Coral Fang. Here are The Distillers' headlining dates: 4/25 -- San Diego, CA, The Casbah4/27 -- Santa Ana,…

posted 2018/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Krist Novoselic in a clip from the final season of "Portlandia"

The final season of the sketch show Portlandia -- created by and starring former Saturday Night Live cast-member Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinnney guitarist Carrie Brownstein -- premieres tonight. Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is one of the season's many guest stars, and you can watch a clip from his episode now on YouTube. In the sketch, Armisen plays an aging punk who wants to reunite his old hardcore band Riot Spray, made up of Novoselic, former Black Flag vocalist Henry Rollins, and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty. But when they get back together, Armisen's character soon realizes that his band mates have developed…

posted 2018/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-01-17

Josh Homme & Iggy Pop doc "American Valhalla" coming to DVD in March

Josh Homme and Iggy Pop's documentary American Valhalla will be released on DVD and digital formats on March 9. The film, co-directed by the Queens of the Stone Age frontman, tells the story behind Homme and Pop's collaborative album, 2016's Post Pop Depression, and its subsequent one-time-only tour. It premiered in theaters last summer. Meanwhile, Homme and Queens of the Stone Age will launch a North American tour next week in support of their latest album, Villains. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters, Lorde, The Killers & more nominated for "NME" Awards

Foo Fighters, Lorde and The Killers are among the nominees for the 2018 NME Awards, given out each year by British publication NME. Lorde leads the nominees with nods in four categories: Best International Solo Artist, Best Album for Melodrama, Best Track for "Green Light," and Best Live Artist. Foo Fighters and The Killers will compete for the Best International Band award, as will Paramore, The National, Haim and rap trio Migos. The Best British Band nominees include Alt-J, Bastille, The xx, The 1975, Wolf Alice and Kasabian. The Foos are also up for Best Festival Headliner, and The Killers'…

posted 2018/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock