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2017-09-18

Death from Above & At the Drive In announce European tour

Two bands known for taking lengthy hiatuses between albums will hit the road together next year. Death from Above and At the Drive In are embarking on a European tour beginning February 23 in Geneva, Switzerland. The tour also includes stops in Germany, France, the U.K., Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Visit AttheDriveIn.com or DeathfromAbover1979.com for ticket info. Earlier this month, Death from Above released their new album Outrage! Is Now. It's the follow-up to the band's 2014 sophomore effort The Physical World. That disc arrived a full 10 years after their 2004 debut album You're a Woman, I'm a Machine.…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Cameron Crowe remembers Chris Cornell on 25th anniversary of "Singles"

The film Singles was released in theaters September 18, 1992: 25 years ago today. Set in Seattle during the grunge era, the movie featured music from Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and the late Chris Cornell. In a piece for Rolling Stone in honor of the anniversary, director Cameron Crowe remembers what it was like to work with Cornell, who died by suicide earlier this year. "Chris Cornell was somebody who I just thought, 'This guy belongs in the movie,'" Crowe writes. "I loved Soundgarden -- they were the greatest live show I'd seen. I had real strong feelings about…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Eddie Vedder busk outside Chicago's Wrigley Field

If you attended Friday's Chicago Cubs game, you might've spotted the one and only Eddie Vedder busking outside of Wrigley Field. After the game, the Pearl Jam frontman joined two street musicians for a jam session, which you can watch now on YouTube. Vedder has had an eventful week in Chicago: last Wednesday, he performed with Pete Townshend during The Who guitarist's Classic Quadrophenia at the Windy City's Rosemont Theatre. Next week, Pearl Jam's Let's Play Two film, which documents the band's two shows at Wrigley Field in August 2016, will premiere in Chicago. The documentary will theaters in select…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Report: Second season of Ozzy and Jack Osbourne's reality series "World Detour" to air on A&E

Ozzy and Jack's World Detour, the reality series starring Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack that premiered last year on the History channel, will return for a second season, but it will air on a different channel, Deadline reports. The show will move to History's sister network A&E for a new 10-episode installment. Among the historic and interesting sites and locations Ozzy and Jack visited during the show's first season were Colonial Williamsburg; Jamestown; The Alamo; Memphis, TN; Roswell, NM and Cuba. Speaking with ABC Radio several months back, Jack Osbourne, who's one of the series' executive producers, revealed his…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park announces Los Angeles concert in honor of Chester Bennington; shares "One More Light" video

Linkin Park has announced a special concert in Los Angeles in honor of their late frontman, Chester Bennington. The show will be held at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, October 27. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Tuesday, September 19, while on-sale for the general public begins this Friday, September 22. Visit LinkinPark.com for all ticket info. The Hollywood Bowl show marks the first the five remaining members of Linkin Park will perform on stage together since Bennington took his own life on July 20. The band will reportedly be joined by several special guests throughout the concert. Additionally, Linkin…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda promises "announcements" this week; Talinda Bennington shares video taken day before Chester's death

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has revealed that he and the band will be making "announcements" in the coming days. In an Instagram posted Saturday, Shinoda wrote, "I'm on a bit of a social media diet. Watching not talking. Stay tuned for some announcements this week." Last month, Linkin Park posted a statement thanking fans for their support following the death of frontman Chester Bennington. "The five of us are so grateful for all your support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park," the band wrote. They also revealed that they were planning a "special public event" in…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters hopping aboard "Carpool Karaoke" this week; perform with The Hives frontman in Sweden

Foo Fighters are hopping into James Corden's van for a round of Carpool Karaoke. The segment will air during an episode of The Late Late Show this week. "Surprise! @foofighters #CarpoolKaraoke coming your way this week!" the show tweets, along with a GIF of Dave Grohl and company looking ready to rock. The Late Late Show airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS. In other Foo happenings, the band played a secret show in Stockholm last week, during which they were joined by The Hives frontman and native Swede "Howlin'" Pelle Almqvist for a cover of AC/DC's "Let There…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Dave Grohl reveals which Foo Fighters accomplishment makes him the most proud

As one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Foo Fighters have accomplished a lot, including selling millions of albums and packing arenas across the globe. But when asked to name which Foo accomplishment he's most proud of, Dave Grohl picked the time his band actually caused a natural phenomenon. In an interview with the New Zealand Herald, Grohl remembers what happened when Foo Fighters performed in the town of Western Springs in that country in 2011. "We played at some speedway outside of town and the audience was jumping around so much that it triggered the seismograph," he…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy scrapped almost all of original "Mania" sessions, says Pete Wentz

Before it was delayed until 2018, Fall Out Boy's new album Mania was originally scheduled to arrive this past Friday. When the band decided to push back the release, they also decided to scrap almost everything they were working on. In fact, the singles "Young and Menace" and "Champion" are the only songs from the original Mania sessions that you'll end up hearing on the final album. "I think we got ourselves into a strange situation where we put out 'Young And Menace' and then we were like, 'What's the rest of the body of work?'" bassist Pete Wentz tells…

posted 2017/09/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-09-16

U2 cancels St. Louis show in wake of police shooting acquittal protests

Following protests in St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man, U2 has canceled a scheduled Saturday night performance in the city. In a statement released Saturday morning, U2 and concert promoter Live Nation declared, "We have been informed by the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event of this size. We have also been informed that local crowd security personnel would not be at full capacity." The statement…

posted 2017/09/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-09-15

Listen now: The Killers share personal, Brian Eno-influenced new song, "Some Kind of Love"

The Killers have released a new song titled "Some Kind of Love," which appears on the band's forthcoming album, Wonderful Wonderful. The personal, ethereal track, which is based on a chord progression written by ambient music pioneer Brian Eno, is available for digital download now. As frontman Brandon Flowers tells Rolling Stone, "Some Kind of Love" was written for his wife, who's struggled with PTSD throughout her life due to childhood trauma. "Typically, for women who have had problems in their youth, it really manifests itself when they're in their 30s," Flowers explains. "Over the last few years, it has…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to Trent Reznor's "The Vietnam War" documentary series score ahead of Sunday's premiere

The PBS documentary series The Vietnam War premieres this Sunday, but you can listen to Trent Reznor's score now. The 17-track soundtrack, which Reznor composed with his Nine Inch Nails band mate Atticus Ross, is out today on digital and physical formats. Reznor and Ross have frequently collaborated together on film scores: they earned a Grammy for their work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and an Oscar for The Social Network. More recently, the pair worked on the Boston Marathon bombing drama Patriots Day and the climate change documentary Before the Flood. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock