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2017-11-17

Watch new "theatrical version" of Chris Cornell's "The Promise" video

A new video has been released for Chris Cornell's song "The Promise," the final track he released before his death this past May. The visual, dubbed the "theatrical version," mixes footage of the late Soundgarden frontman recording the song with scenes from the film The Promise, for which Cornell originally wrote the track. "The Promise" reflects the themes of its namesake movie, which takes place during the Armenian genocide. Proceeds from the song were donated to the International Rescue Committee humanitarian charity. Cornell was posthumously honored with the inaugural Promise Award during a ceremony held this past Tuesday in Los…

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

Sleeping with Sirens celebrates "Christmas on the Road" with new holiday song

As promised, Sleeping with Sirens has shared a new holiday song called "Christmas on the Road." The earnest, acoustic track is available now via digital outlets. Sleeping with Sirens will keep the holiday spirit going with a series of U.S. shows in December in support of their new album, Gossip, which features the single "Legends." In other wintry Sleeping with Sirens happenings, "Legends" is the official song of Team USA for the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

Watch now: Green Day uncovers a conspiracy in "Back in the USA" video

Green Day has premiered the video for their new single, "Back in the USA," now streaming on YouTube. The video finds the punk trio living in an idyllic '50s neighborhood, only to find a pair of sunglasses that reveals the evil, consumerist message behind their TV and newspapers. Basically, it's a mix of the classic 1950s TV sitcom Leave It to Beaver and the 1988 sci-fi movie They Live. "Back in the USA" is included on Green Day's new greatest hits collection, God's Favorite Band, which is out now. Along with the new track, the compilation includes 20 of Green…

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Watch the trailer for Linkin Park's forthcoming "One More Light Live" album

Linkin Park has shared a trailer for their upcoming live album One More Light Live, recorded during the band's last tour before Chester Bennington's July 20 death. You can watch the preview now on YouTube. The tour included stops in Europe and South America. Bennington died just a week before the band was set to begin a North American tour July 27. One More Light Live, named after Linkin Park's new album, One More Light, is dedicating to Linkin Park's late frontman. It'll be released on December 15. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Catch Imagine Dragons and Portugal. the Man on the AMAs this weekend

The 2017 American Music Awards take place weekend, and Imagine Dragons and Portugal. the Man will be performing during the show. Imagine Dragons will debut an onstage collaboration with R&B singer Khalid, while Portugal. the Man will be playing their mega-hit "Feel It Still." As for the awards themselves, Imagine Dragons is nominated for two AMAs: Favorite Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock, and Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock. They'll be competing with Coldplay and The Chainsmokers for the former award, and with Linkin Park and Twenty One Pilots for the latter. The 2017 American Music Awards airs live from Los…

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

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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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