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2017-07-31

Jack White begins works on third solo album

Jack White is working on new music. Two recent Twitter announcements from the musician's record label Third Man Records has revealed that he's currently recording songs for his third solo album. The label shared a photo of White recording in New York City, and another of him in Los Angeles this Monday. The NYC photo is dated July 27, and the LA one is dated July 30. White hasn't released an original solo album since 2014's Lazaretto, which was the sophomore follow-up to his solo debut, 2012's Blunderbuss. He's been on a touring hiatus since 2015. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.…

posted 2017/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Dave Grohl would be "amazed" if you can guess mystery "Concrete and Gold" star

Ever since he revealed that "probably the biggest pop star in the world" sings backing vocals on the upcoming Foo Fighters album, Concrete and Gold, Dave Grohl has been flooded with questions about the identity of the mystery star. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Grohl still wouldn't reveal the answer, but he does offer a couple of hints. First of all, Grohl wouldn't use the term "pop star" again to describe the mystery guest. "This person is, I think, is more than that," he says. Grohl also talked about how the collaboration came together. "It was sort of towards the end…

posted 2017/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

"Anyone ready for the new single?" asks Jared Leto

It looks like Thirty Seconds to Mars is finally about to release new music. If frontman Jared Leto is to be believed, a new single from the band is on the horizon. "Anyone ready for the new single??" Leto tweeted Monday. Judging by the gif-heavy replies, many, many people are indeed ready. Last year, Thirty Seconds to Mars announced they'd be releasing new material in 2017. Then in June, the band declared that their new album, their first since 2013's Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, is "coming soon." Thirty Seconds to Mars is currently on tour with Muse. Copyright ©…

posted 2017/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Chester Bennington's ex-wife Samantha shares tribute

Chester Bennington's ex-wife Samantha has posted a tribute remembering what the late Linkin Park frontman meant to her and their son, Draven. "Words can not express the devastating loss that my son & I both, along with the rest of our families are feeling over my ex husband & son's father's recent passing," Samantha writes. "I pray from my soul that he is at peace and no longer suffering." Samantha adds that she and her song are "extremely spiritual," and subscribe to the theory of "soul contracts," meaning that "we agree to come into this world with the knowledge of…

posted 2017/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Cage the Elephant wants to write "hard" songs for next album

Cage the Elephant has started work on their next studio album, and frontman Matt Shultz tells Billboard that the band already has written a "bunch of new material." With the new music, Shultz says he hopes to challenge himself and the rest of the band. "I'd love to write a song like [Kanye West's] 'Black Skinhead,'" he maintains. "Something that hard." As Cage continues to feel out the direction of the new material, Shultz promises that the band isn't "going to just roll over and be that token rock band." "That is not what we're about," he says. "We're going to…

posted 2017/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Rag'n'Bone Man promises to put his "heart and soul into every live show" on first US tour

This week, Rag'n'Bone Man will embark on his first U.S. headlining tour. The British musician, born Rory Graham, will be supporting his debut album, Human, which features his breakthrough hit of the same name. If you catch Rag'n'Bone Man live, Graham promises he'll deliver a genuine and an emotional performance. "I try to put into it everything I can," he tells ABC Radio. "I sing the songs emotionally the way I felt they should be sung when I wrote them, and I want people to connect to them." He adds, "There's no smoke and mirrors, no bells or whistles. It's…

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Report: Chester Bennington remembered at private memorial

Late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was remembered at a private service Saturday at Los Angeles' South Coast Botanic Garden, reports TMZ. Aerial photos of the gathering posted by the gossip website show mourners gathering near a stage set up for the service and a second nearby stage set up with a drum kit possibly for performance of musical tributes. That day, Linkin Park bass player Dave Phoenix took to Twitter to thank fans for their support. "It goes without saying, this last week has been extremely difficult. The outpouring of love and kindness I've received from friends and [f]ans from…

posted 2017/07/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-07-28

Highly Suspect schedules fall headlining tour dates

Highly Suspect will embark on a U.S. tour this fall in support of their new album The Boy Who Died Wolf. The headlining outing begins September 21 in Flint, Michigan, and will wrap up with a two night stand in San Francisco October 18-19. Visit HighlySuspect.net for ticket info. The Boy Who Died Wolf is Highly Suspect's sophomore follow-up to 2015 debut Mister Asylum, which gave the band their breakout single with "Lydia." The new album features the singles "My Name Is Human" and "Little One." Here are Highly Suspect's fall U.S. headlining tour dates: 9/21 -- Flint, MI, Machine…

posted 2017/07/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Killers share new song "Run for Cover"; announce North American tour dates

The Killers have delivered a new song from their forthcoming album Wonderful Wonderful. The track is called "Run for Cover," and it's available now for digital download. "Run for Cover" is the second track The Killers have shared from Wonderful Wonderful, following the disc's first single, "The Man." Wonderful Wonderful will be released September 22. Along with the new song, The Killers have also announced a North American headlining tour in support of Wonderful Wonderful, set to kick off next year. The trek begins January 5 in Toronto and concludes February 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit TheKillersMusic.com for…

posted 2017/07/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Krist Novoselic's new band Giants in the Trees releases first single, "Sasquatch"

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has a new band called Giants in the Trees, and they've released their first single. The track is called "Sasquatch," and it's available now for digital download. You also can watch the "Sasquatch" video now on YouTube. Giants in the Trees doesn't sound much like Nirvana, instead opting for a more psychedelic rock approach. If you like what you hear, Giants in the Trees have a number of live dates lined up in the Pacific Northwest next month. Here are the Giants in the Trees tour dates: 8/4 -- Seattle, WA, Slims Last Chance Saloon8/12 --…

posted 2017/07/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters' "Concrete and Gold" won't feature Adele or Taylor Swift, says Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl lit up a fire of speculation when he revealed that "probably the biggest pop star in the world" sings backing vocals on a track from the upcoming Foo Fighters album, Concrete and Gold. While the Foo frontman still remains cagey about said pop star's identity, he has now ruled out a couple of names. "Neither Adele nor Taylor Swift sang on the record," Grohl tells Rolling Stone. Adele in particular has been heavily speculated as the mystery star, since she's worked closely with Greg Kurstin, who produced Concrete and Gold. One person who will be on the album,…

posted 2017/07/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy dives into VR in "Champion" video

Fall Out Boy has premiered the video for their song "Champion," a single from their forthcoming album, Mania. You can watch the clip now on YouTube. The video is basically a Russian nesting doll of virtual reality, as it follows a character continually pulling off a VR headset to reveal an entirely different person in a different scenario, from a grandfather celebrating his birthday to an actress facing the paparazzi to a police officer making an arrest. At the end of the video, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz pulls the headset off to reveal Jaden Smith was behind it…

posted 2017/07/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock