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2017-02-13

Metallica to guest on "Carpool Karaoke" TV series

Metallica will guest on the premiere season of Carpool Karaoke: The Series, a standalone show based on James Corden's popular The Late Late Show segment. You can watch a trailer for series now via YouTube. In the trailer, Metallica piles into a car with comedian Billy Eichner to sing "Master of Puppets." There's also a snippet of the metal legends rocking out in a grocery store, footage of which surfaced online late last year. Other celebrities appearing on Carpool Karaoke: The Series include Will Smith, Shaquille O'Neal, Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane and Alicia Keys. The show will premiere on Apple…

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Eagles of Death Metal documentary premieres tonight

Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) premieres tonight on HBO. The documentary explores the aftermath of the November 2015 terrorists attack on the band's show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, and their eventual return to the French capital the following February. Directed by Colin Hanks, Nos Amis features interviews from Eagles of Death Metal co-founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, and also examines their deep friendship. Homme was not playing with the band the night of the attack, but he traveled to Paris for their return concert. Bono and The Edge, who invited EODM on stage…

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica announces North American tour

Fresh off their performance at the Grammys, Metallica has announced a headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada in support of their new album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. The metal legends' first full-length North American outing since 2009 will kick off May 10 in Baltimore and will conclude August 16 in Edmonton, Alberta. Members of Metallica's fan club will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning this Tuesday, February 14. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. local time via Metallica.com. Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira will be the opening bands on the tour.…

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

David Bowie Wins Five Grammys, Technical Problems Mar Metallica's Performance

Sunday night's 59th Annual Grammy Awards was a great night for David Bowie, even though he sadly wasn't around to appreciate it. The late rock icon won five Grammys overall, sweeping every category in which he was nominated, including Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Song for Blackstar and its title track.   They were the first Grammys that Bowie had ever won for his music: his only previous award, other than a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, was for Best Short Form Video, for 1985's Jazzin' for Blue Jean. Rock duo Twenty One Pilots ended up winning in the category of Best…

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows feels performing "The Stage" in full 'Could be pretty darn cool'

Avenged Sevenfold kicked off a European tour over the weekend in support of their new album, The Stage. With its themes of artificial intelligence and strong visual style, it seems like The Stage would be a fitting album to perform live in full -- an idea that has crossed the mind of frontman M. Shadows. "I always thought so when we first wrote it, but then I kinda got taken off the idea," Shadows tells ABC Radio. "I know a lot of bands have done it, and it kinda bums out some fans, but it's definitely up in the air.…

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Grammys 2017 -- the performances

As usual, Sunday night's Grammy Awards were less about the awards, and more about the performances, as unexpected artists duetted with one another, and artists who perhaps weren't household names going into the show proved why they were nominated in the first place. Here's rundown of who sang what: Adele opened the show with a simple, stark performance of "Hello" -- she sang on a darkened stage surrounded by a circle of light. The Weeknd, introduced by Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris, teamed with Daft Punk, in all their robot glory, for "I Feel It Coming." Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban…

posted 2017/02/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-02-12

Bowie Is Big Early Winner at Grammys; Adele, Drake and Beyonce Also Win During Pre-Ceremony

The Grammy Awards telecast hasn't begun yet, but David Bowie already is a big winner.  The late rock legend has already won four Grammys during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, when awards in 70 categories were given out before the start of the main event at 8 p.m. ET. Bowie's final album, Blackstar, released days before his death in January 2016, won for Best Alternative Album, Best Recording Package and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.  The album's title track also won in the Best Rock Performance category. Bowie could still win a fifth: "Blackstar" is also nominated for Best Rock Song…

posted 2017/02/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Will Twenty One Pilots and David Bowie Win Grammys Tonight?

The 2017 Grammy Awards air tonight on CBS, and you should expect to hear Twenty One Pilots and David Bowie's names throughout the night. The Columbus, Ohio duo and the late music icon lead the rock nominees at this year's awards ceremony, with five nods each. Twenty One Pilots' mega-hit "Stressed Out" earned nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, while "Heathens" is up for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Song Written For Visual Media. Bowie, meanwhile, is up for Best Alternative Music Album for his final release, Blackstar, while its title track…

posted 2017/02/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-02-11

Tom Petty Saluted as MusiCares Person of the Year by Henley, Foo Fighters, Nicks, Browne, Newman & More

A host of top artists gathered Friday night in Los Angeles to salute Tom Petty at the annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala -- an event that, according to Billboard, raised more than $8.5 million to help musicians with medical and financial needs. Among the many performers at the three-hours-plus show: Randy Newman, Cage the Elephant, Elle King, Foo Fighters, Jakob Dylan, The Lumineers, Jackson Browne, Jeff Lynne, Stevie Nicks, The Bangles, Don Henley and Lucinda Williams.  "Twenty years ago, I would have been way too cynical to do this, but I’m 66 now,” said Petty, according to Billboard. …

posted 2017/02/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-02-10

Pierce the Veil Goes Bowling in "Floral & Fading" Video

Pierce the Veil hits the bowling alley in the new video for their song "Floral & Fading." In the clip, the San Diego rockers perform the track for a group of enthusiastic teenagers, whose slow dancing quickly morphs into moshing, much to the chagrin of the very lame bowling alley owner. You can watch the "Floral & Fading" video now on YouTube. "Floral & Fading" is a track from Pierce the Veil's latest album, Misadventures, which also features the single "Circles." Next week, Pierce the Veil will hit the road in support of Misadventures on their Rest in Space headlining…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Kings of Leon's Surreal Sci-Fi Saga Continues in "Reverend" Video

Kings of Leon have shared the video for their song "Reverend," which continues the strange, sci-fi story of the band's previously released "Waste a Moment" and "Find Me" clips. The "Reverend" video takes place in the same small town town as its predecessors, which seems to be stuck in a permanent episode of The Twilight Zone. After trying to solve a host of mysterious disappearances in the "Find Me" clip, the town residents now have to deal with a magical orb that fell from the sky. You can watch the "Reverend" video now on YouTube. "Reverend," "Find Me" and "Waste a…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica Rises to Top of "Billboard" Mainstream Rock Songs Chart for Ninth Time

Metallica has notched their ninth number one single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart thanks to "Atlas, Rise!," a track from the band's new album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. Only five other bands have topped Mainstream Rock Songs at least nine times: Aerosmith, Shinedown, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Three Days Grace and Van Halen, who leads the pack with 13 number-one singles. Metallica, though, has the longest time span between number ones on the chart: 20 years, eight months and 12 days. "Atlas, Rise!" is the second song from Hardwired...to Self-Destruct to top Mainstream Rock Songs, following the single "Hardwired,"…

posted 2017/02/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock