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Iron Maiden offering vinyl album reissues

Iron Maiden fans can prep for the band’s upcoming tour with a batch of new album reissues. A dozen Maiden albums spanning the years 1990 – 2015 have been cut on 180-gram vinyl from the band’s remastered catalog. They’ll be reissued with the original artwork beginning with the May 19 release of four titles: No Prayer for the Dying, Fear of the Dark, The X Factor and Virtual XI. No Prayer for the Dying and Fear of the Dark will also be available in an exclusive Collector’s Box designed to hold all 12 of the upcoming reissues, plus Iron Maiden’s latest…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pearl Jam ex-drummer Dave Krusen hints at Rock Hall performance

The Pearl Jam drummer saga has a new twist. Dave Krusen, the man behind the drum kit for Pearl Jam’s legendary debut album, Ten, is hinting via a social media post that he may be performing with his former bandmates at PJ’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, set for an April 7 ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Krusen posted a photo on his Twitter account of his drum kit set up in the corner of a room, just waiting for someone to sit down and start bashing away. The photo has fueled speculation that Krusen…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Danzig's new album to be titled "Black Laden Crown"

The new Danzig album has a title. Legendary metal rocker Glenn Danzig has announced his namesake’s band’s upcoming disc will be called Black Laden Crown. The album, due in mid-May, will be the band’s first disc of new material since 2010’s Deth Red Sabaoth.    Danzig will headline the Blackest of the Black festival taking place May26 & 27 in Silverado, California. As previously reported, the band is also planning a handful of summer shows to coincide with the 25th anniversary of their 1992 album, Danzig III: How the Gods Kill. Glenn Danzig reunited with his previous band, horror-punk icons the…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Warped Tour announces 2017 lineup and schedule

Get ready to rock: the Vans Warped Tour is back. Details of the 23rd edition of the annual punk/skate spectacle have been unveiled. The 41-date trek begins June 16 in Seattle and ends August 6 in Pomona, California. Featured acts include Sick Of It All, CKY, GWAR, The Adolescents, The Alarm, Strung Out, T.S.O.L, Hatebreed, Emmure, Anti-Flag, The Ataris, Bowling for Soup, Hawthorne Heights and six dozen more, spread across an impressive seven different stages. Included among those stages will be the "Mutant Party Zone," two stages devoted to the heaviest sounds, and the Full Sail Stage, offering the latest up-and-coming acts.…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Chili Peppers, Muse, Jane's Addiction ready to rock KAABOO Del Mar

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Weezer and Jane’s Addiction headline the all-star lineup set for the third annual KABBOO Del Mar festival, set for September 15-17 at the Del Mar fairgrounds north of San Diego. Other headliners include Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, pop star Pink, DJ David Guetta and legendary rapper Ice Cube. The lineup also includes alternative artists like Garbage, X Ambassadors, Milky Chance, Live, Smash Mouth, Pete Yorn, Alanis Morissette, Fishbone and Toad the Wet Sprocket, pop acts Kesha, Jason Derulo and Andy Grammer, rap stars Logic and T-Pain, and classic rock stars such as Jackson…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Josh Homme sued for assault by autograph hound

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme is being sued for assault by an autograph seeker. According to Rolling Stone, the alleged incident took place after an Iggy Pop concert last April in Detroit. Homme toured with Pop in support of their recent join album Post Pop Depression. Jason Leckrone, a schoolteacher and autograph collector, claims Homme verbally assaulted him and grabbed him “around the shoulder area” outside an after-party at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Leckrone says Homme arrived and began taking photos but refused to sign autographs, prompting criticism from Leckrone. The suit claims says Homme approached…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Record Store Crawl back for another spin

The tenth anniversary of Record Store Day is coming up, so it’s time to take the Record Store Crawl for another spin. Based on the time-honored tradition of pub crawls -- a group of people traveling from venue to venue, sampling the pubs' libations -- the second annual Record Store Crawl kicks off on Record Store Day, April 22 in New York City. According to Billboard, there will be subsequent crawls between June and August in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Chicago, Rochester, Seattle, Los Angeles, Birmingham, Washington, D.C., Austin, Portland, Oregon, and Nashville. Music lovers will be able to board a bus and…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Lacuna Coil unveil "Blood, Tears, Dust" video

Veteran Italian metal band Lacuna Coil have released a new video for “Blood, Tears, Dust,” a track from their 2016 album, Delirium. Writing on the band's Facebook page, Lacuna Coil frontwoman Christina Scabbia says she’s a big fan of the new video. She enthuses, "I love how [the director] filmed this. The photography, the colors and the hints in the story are perfectly placed and it is the first time we are really 'acting.'" Scabbia also teases, "This video is only a part of a much bigger plan...stay tuned. Hope you enjoy this video as much as I do!" Hinting at…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jason Newsted discusses new Metallica album and Robert Trujillo's playing

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is fan of the band’s latest album and current bassist Robert Trujillo, with maybe one small exception. Speaking to Ultimate Guitar, Newsted said of Metallica’s new disc, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, “I feel they've kinda come back into stride and there's something of substance here,” adding that the album “is a bit different than the other efforts that led up to it.” As for Trujillo, Newsted said, “Robert's a great bass player and he's always been a great bass player. I've known him for 25 years at least. He's always been good…That guy has always got my…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


New Body Count album features members of Megadeth, Lamb of God, Soulfly

Rapper/actor Ice-T holds nothing back with Bloodlust, the new album from his hardcore band Body Count. The disc features contributions from Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and Max Cavalera of Soufly and Sepultura. The album is due for release on March 31, and fans can now watch the first in a series of webisodes that detail the making of the new album. Bloodlust also includes a medley of the Slayer songs “Postmortem” and “Raining Blood.” Regarding the album’s title, Ice-T told Revolver magazine, "Bloodlust is part of the human makeup. Murder is about as normal as love. It's in…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Scorpions plan Crazy World 2017 tour with Megadeth

A double-dose of hard rock heaven is in store when the Scorpions hit the road this fall with special guests Megadeth. The Crazy World 2017 trek begins September 14 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and currently runs through mid-October, but more dates are expected soon. Ticket information is expected soon via the Scorpions official website. Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine said in a statement, "When our album Crazy World was released back in '91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Sublime brewing up craft beer and film projects

June marks the 25th anniversary of Sublime’s debut album, and the band’s surviving members are staging a sudsy celebration. According to Rolling Stone, bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh have signed off on a limited edition Mexican-style lager beer named after that album: 40oz. to Freedom. The brew will be bottled in 40-ounce containers and sold locally by San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Company before being rolled out nationally. Troy Holmes, widow of Sublime’s late frontman, Bradley Nowell, is also on board, commenting, "Being a beer lover…I know Sublime fans will absolutely love it!” The Sublime team also has two…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock