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2017-02-03

Mastodon Takes a Poppy Turn on New Song, "Show Yourself"

Mastodon explores their poppier side on "Show Yourself," a new song from the band's forthcoming album, Emperor of Sand. You can listen to the track now on YouTube. "Show Yourself" is the second track Mastodon has shared from Emperor of Sand, following the single "Sultan's Curse." The album will be released on March 31. Mastodon will be touring this spring in support of Emperor of Sand starting April 14 in Missoula, Montana. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Black Sabbath to Play Final Show This Weekend

The end has finally arrived for Black Sabbath. The heavy metal pioneers will play their final show this Saturday, February 4, at the Genting Arena in the band's hometown of Birmingham, England. Founding members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler -- but not original drummer Bill Ward --  launched their farewell tour, fittingly dubbed The End, in January 2016. The band played their final U.S. show last November in San Antonio, Texas -- fitting, since Osbourne was banned from the city for ten years after he allegedly relieved himself on the famous Alamo Centograph in 1982.   On The…

posted 2017/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Prepare for a "Real Energy Exchange" on K.Flay's Headlining Tour

K.Flay will launch a headlining tour this Saturday, February 4 in Las Vegas in support of her new EP, Crush Me. The "Blood in the Cut" singer, born Kristine Flaherty, has opened from artists ranging from Dashboard Confessional to Snoop Dogg, and, naturally, she's learned a lot from those experiences. "You have to be flexible, you have to have a high level of humility and willingness to learn both from other performers that you're out with, and from different audiences and crowds," Flaherty tells ABC Radio. "Because I think, ultimately, you're there to share what you do and create, hopefully,…

posted 2017/02/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-02-02

Dave Grohl Won't Perform with A Tribe Called Quest at the Grammys

In an unusual move, the Recording Academy is now walking back an announcement about a performance by Dave Grohl at this year's Grammy Awards. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Foo Fighters member would be performing with Grammy nominees and hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest, as well as with another nominee, R&B singer Anderson.Paak. However, in a statement, the Academy now says, "Dave Grohl will not be part of this performance. Unfortunately, our announcement was made prematurely. On behalf of The Recording Academy...we sincerely apologize to all parties involved for our error." Of course, this doesn't mean…

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

Twenty One Pilots Earn Multiple Nominations for Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards

Twenty One Pilots may be adding a few orange blimps to their trophy case: the band is nominated in four categories for Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards. The "Stressed Out" duo are nominated in the Favorite Music Group and Favorite New Artist categories, and their single "Heathens" is up for Favorite Song. Meanwhile, the video for "Stressed Out" is nominated for Favorite Music Video. Additionally, the Suicide Squad soundtrack, which includes "Heathens," plus contributions from Panic! at the Disco, Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, is up for Favorite Soundtrack. Voting for the awards is open…

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

Coldplay Pledges Support to Refugee Rescue Charity

Coldplay has announced that they will be long-term patrons of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, or MOAS, a charity dedicated to helping refugees and migrants who are escaping war and persecution by sea. In commemoration of the partnership, MOAS has shared a short film featuring footage from a refugee rescue, soundtracked by an a cappella version of Coldplay's song "Don't Panic." "Every year, MOAS rescue thousands of people who risk death at sea while searching for a better life," frontman Chris Martin says in a statement. "But for an accident of geography, those people could be us and we could be…

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

Imagine Dragons, Incubus to Play ACLU Benefit Concert

Imagine Dragons and Incubus will both be playing an upcoming benefit concert in support of the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU. The show, officially called WELCOME!, will be held April 3 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The concert, which was organized by DJ and producer Zedd, also will feature Halsey, rapper Macklemore, EDM artist Skrillex and singers Tinashe and Daya, with more artists to be added. "As an immigrant myself I feel the need to stand up against the tyranny that threatens our basic human rights," says Zedd in a statement. "I'm thrilled to come together with…

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

Avenged Sevenfold Want "Real Fans" to Take The Stage for Video Shoot

If you're around the Los Angeles area next week, you could be in an Avenged Sevenfold video. The band is filming a new music video in L.A. on February 8, and they're looking for "real A7X fans" and "rockers that have no problem bringing energy" to star in it. If you want in, submissions are being accepted through this Sunday, February 5 via AvengedSevenfold.com. Those selected for the shoot will have to bring their own wardrobe, which should feature "rocker attire with flair, attitude and a rebellious style." There's no word on for which song Avenged Sevenfold is filming the…

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

Report: Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood to Score New Film from Paul Thomas Anderson

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood is reportedly reuniting with Paul Thomas Anderson to score the director's upcoming new film. According to The Playlist, the currently untitled movie, which just entered production, will star Daniel Day-Lewis and will hit theaters later this year. Greenwood has previously scored three of Anderson's films: 2007's There Will Be Blood, 2012's The Master and 2014's Inherent Vice. In turn, Anderson has directed multiple Radiohead videos, including the clip for "Daydreaming," a track from the band's new album A Moon Shaped Pool. Meanwhile, Greenwood and Radiohead will be touring the U.S. this spring in support of A Moon Shaped…

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

Weezer Headed to California to Headline KAABOO Del Mar Festival

Weezer has added another festival appearance to their 2017 schedule. The band will headline the KAABOO Del Mar festival, held September 15-17 in Del Mar, California. The full KAABOO lineup will be revealed on March 23. In the meantime, you can buy tickets to the festival now via KAABOODelMar.com. Weezer will also be playing this year's Hangout, Boston Calling, Firefly and Forecastle festivals. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

Judah & the Lion Frontman Describes Why They're a Fitting Opener for Twenty One Pilots

Judah & the Lion is currently on tour and playing the biggest venues of their career while opening for Twenty One Pilots, and frontman Judah Akers feels that his that his band shares a kinship with the "Stressed Out" duo. "Obviously [Twenty One Pilots] are at a way, way more massive level, but as far as the unorthodoxness of the sound, for whatever reason they kind of marry each other really well," Akers tells Rolling Stone. "I think [their fans] are accepting of people making honest music that's true to them." The members of Judah & the Lion are certainly…

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

Zakk Wylde's Black Sabbath Cover Band Zakk Sabbath Schedules First Headlining Tour

Black Sabbath will make their final farewell this weekend, but the story of Zakk Sabbath is just getting started. Zakk Wylde's Black Sabbath cover band will embark on  its first full-length headlining tour this spring, starting May 19 in New York City. Visit ZakkSabbath.live for ticket info. Along with Wylde, Zakk Sabbath also includes Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and former Queens of the Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo. Meanwhile, Black Sabbath's final show takes place February 4 in their hometown of Birmingham, England. Here are Zakk Sabbath's tour headlining tour dates: 5/19 -- New York, NY, The Gramercy…

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