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AWOLNATION wants to feel "human" and "alive" on "Here Come the Runts" tour

On AWOLNATION's new album Here Come the Runts, frontman Aaron Bruno wanted to create an antidote to what he calls the "synthetic" sound of today's alternative rock scene. To do that, Bruno recorded the album with a whole band, instead of doing everything by himself. "On the last record [2015's Run], I did everything alone and then I presented it to the band and said, 'OK, let's figure this out,'" Bruno tells ABC Radio. "And while I'm so grateful that they wanted to join me on that journey, there's a different kind of camaraderie and team feel to this album."…

posted 2018/02/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Falling in Reverse premieres rap-influenced new track, "Losing My Mind"

Falling in Reverse has released a new, stand-alone single called "Losing My Mind." The track, which features a rapping Ronnie Radke, is available now for digital download. "I pretty much do whatever I want when it comes to music and nothing is off limits to me," says Radke in a statement. "I spent my whole musical career trying to be different and make songs that people think shouldn't go together...go together. "Losing My Mind" is also accompanied by a neon-hued music video, which you can watch now on YouTube. Falling in Reverse is currently on a U.S. tour opening for…

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica teases Monday announcement

What's Metallica up to? The metal legends are teasing an announcement, which will be made this Monday, February 26. As for what the announcement will be about, some have speculated it could be another round of U.S. tour dates. Another possibility could be an ...And Justice For All box set, which would be the next album in Metallica's ongoing reissue series. Or maybe the announcement will be a whole new album, but that seems very unlikely. So spend the weekend coming up with your own theories, and stay tuned to Metallica's social media channels for the reveal on Monday. Copyright ©…

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy releases trio of "M A N I A" demos

Fall Out Boy is giving you a peek behind the M A N I A curtain with a trio of demos for songs that didn't make the final album. "When we pushed the record back, we felt like we wanted to thank everybody for being patient," explains bassist Pete Wentz. "So these are three demos we scrapped that will never be finished." "The intention is to share where the songs ended," he adds. "These won't end up on an album. Consider them little sketches." The demos, the longest of which is only 98 seconds, are titled "Past Life," "Footprints in…

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Slayer looks back at the early days in retrospective video series

Leading up to their farewell tour this spring, Slayer is releasing a retrospective video series looking back at their 37 years as a band. In the first episode, streaming now on YouTube, Slayer co-founders Tom Araya and Kerry King, along with current members Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt, discuss the teenage jobs they had before joining the band. Here's your opportunity to imagine Kerry King as a mini-golf employee. Slayer's final tour begins May 10 in San Diego. Support will come from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Return of "The Osbournes": Ozzy and family launching new podcast in March

More than a dozen years after the end of their popular MTV reality TV series, the Osbournes are coming back! This time, however, Ozzy and his family will be starring in a weekly podcast that's titled, appropriately enough, The Osbournes Podcast. The show premieres on Monday, March 5, and will feature the Metal Madman and his wife Sharon, daughter Kelly and son Jack discussing their experiences on the TV show, while also bringing people up to date on what's happening with their lives now. Fans can listen to or download the podcast at TheOsbournesPodcast.com and via iTunes' Apple Podcasts. According…

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Dave Grohl performing acoustic set at benefit show

Dave Grohl is unplugging for charity. The Foo Fighters frontman will perform an acoustic set at Notes + Words, a benefit concert in support of the Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, California. The show takes place May 12 at Oakland's Fox Theater. Visit NotesandWords.org for ticket info. Grohl previously performed solo at the 2016 Oscars, which, as you may recall, led to rumors that the lead Foo was going solo. That probably won't happen again, but it might be worth it just to get another hilarious "official band announcement" video. You can catch Grohl and the rest of Foo Fighters…

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Indonesian president pays over $800 to keep signed Metallica Master of Puppets box set for himself

Indonesia President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has once again proven his metal cred. According to The Jakarta Post, he reached into his own pocket so he could keep a Master of Puppets box set signed by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, You may recall that the prime minister of Ulrich's native Denmark gifted the Master of Puppets box set to Jokowi during a state visit last November. In order to avoid any conflict of interest, Jokowi reported the gift to Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK. It was then listed as part of the Indonesia state inventory. The Jakarta Post now reports Jokowi…

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Billy Corgan shares prospective Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour set list

As Smashing Pumpkins gear up for their massive Shiny and Oh So Bright reunion tour this summer, Billy Corgan has shared the list of songs he, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin are thinking about playing on the trek. The list includes includes a lot of what you'd expect -- "Today," "1979," "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" -- as well as a few covers, such as David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." Let's hope the arenas the Pumpkins are playing don't have a "No Stairway" policy. On the tour, the Pumpkins…

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Breaking Benjamin debuts new Ember track, "Blood"

Breaking Benjamin has released a new song called "Blood," which will appear on the band's forthcoming album, Ember. The heavy cut is available now for digital download. "Blood" is your third preview of Ember, following "Feed the Wolf" and the lead single "Red Cold River." The whole album arrives on April 13. Ember is the follow-up to Breaking Benjamin's 2015 comeback effort Dark Before Dawn, which spawned the singles "Failure," "Angels Fall" and "Never Again." Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch & more playing Live Nation Ticket to Rock shows

The artists participating in concert promoter Live Nation's annual Ticket to Rock program this summer -- which allows you to buy tickets for multiple shows by different artists in one city for one price -- have been revealed. The eligible Ticket to Rock tours include Shinedown with Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage, Rob Zombie with Marilyn Manson, and Five Finger Death Punch with Breaking Benjamin. Ticket to Rock bundles start at $59 for three shows and $69 for four shows. For more info, visit LiveNation.com. So far, only the Shinedown and Godsmack dates have been announced. Here they…

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Mike Shinoda gives update on Linkin Park: "It's a work in progress"

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda guested on the newest episode of his bandmate Dave "Phoenix" Farrell's Member Guest podcast. During the conversation, Shinoda gave an update on the status of Linkin Park as the band continues to grieve and recover from Chester Bennington's death last July. "I do spend time trying to figure out that path, and it's a work in progress," Shinoda says. "I know people would love to have a definitive statement from any of us saying, 'This is what we're gonna do!' And it would be easy to do. I could totally lie right now and say this…

posted 2018/02/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock