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2017-05-12

In This Moment details new album, "Ritual"; listen to lead single "Oh Lord" now

After revealing its title and cover artwork this week, In This Moment has officially announced the details of their new album, Ritual. The sixth studio effort from Maria Brink and company will arrive on July 21. For your first preview of Ritual, you can listen to the lead single "Oh Lord," and watch its accompanying music video, now on YouTube. The album also includes the song "Black Wedding," which features vocals from Rob Halford of Judas Priest, and a cover of the Phil Collins classic "In the Air Tonight." "It's like we're going into the next realm," says Brink in a statement.…

posted 2017/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Avenged Sevenfold cancels Philly gig with Metallica after guitarist's wife goes into labor

Avenged Sevenfold has cancelled their opening set for Metallica at tonight's show in Philadelphia.  They've got a good reason -- the wife of guitarist Synyster Gates has gone into labor with the couple's first child. "Sending love to our brother Synyster Gates, who flew home to be with his wife Michelle, who unexpectedly went into early labor with the birth of their first child," the band writes in a statement. "Unfortunately, this also means we won’t be able to play tonight’s gig with Metallica." The Philly show will go on with Metallica and openers Volbeat. Avenged Sevenfold will return to…

posted 2017/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Paramore covers The Strokes at Nashville show; announces 2018 PARAHOY! fan cruise

On the eve of the release of their new album After Laughter, Paramore played a tiny hometown gig in Nashville Thursday night, where Hayley Williams and company busted out a cover of The Strokes single, "Someday." You can watch fan-recorded footage of the performance now on YouTube. Meanwhile, After Laughter, Paramore's fifth studio effort, is released today. The album, which marks the return of original member Zac Farro to the band, finds the now trio moving in a poppier direction, with '80s inspired singles "Hard Times" and "Told You So." In other Paramore news, the band has announced the 2018…

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Weezer, Cage the Elephant to headline 2017 LouFest

Weezer and Cage the Elephant will head to St. Louis this fall to headline the 2017 LouFest, held September 9-10. Other artists playing LouFest this year include Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Mondo Cozmo, and Marian Hill. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit LouFest.com. Both Weezer and Cage the Elephant have a number of festival appearances lined up for this year.  The former's schedule includes sets at Hangout, Boston Calling, Firefly and Bumbershoot, while the latter will be playing Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, among others. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

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Foo Fighters, Green Day to headline Mexico's Corona Capital festival

Mexico will be rocking hard this fall when Foo Fighters and Green Day headline the 2017 Corona Capital festival, held November 18-19 in Mexico City. The Corona Capital bill also includes The xx, Cage the Elephant, Phoenix, Alt-J, The Shins and Cold War Kids, among others. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit CoronaCapital.com.mx. Foo Fighters will play their lone U.S. tour date of 2017 later this month when they headline the BottleRock Napa Valley festival, held May 26-28 in Napa Valley, California. Green Day, meanwhile, will kick off a U.S. headlining tour in support of their new album…

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Papa Roach mourns "another generation bleeding out" in "None of the Above" lyric video

Papa Roach has shared the lyric video for their song "None of the Above," which appears on their forthcoming album, Crooked Teeth. The clip scrawls lyrics like "another generation bleeding out" across the covers of cassette tapes. You can watch the "None of the Above" lyric video now via AltPress.com. "We're very proud of this song, it's kooky and adventurous," says frontman Jacoby Shaddix. "It's our attempt at putting all the things that leave us unsettled and angry in this world into one song. It’s one of my favorites on the record. I hope everyone digs it." Crooked Teeth also…

posted 2017/05/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-05-11

Muse premiering new single "Dig Down" next week

After sharing a few cryptic teasers, Muse has revealed that they will be releasing a new single next week. The track is called "Dig Down," and will arrive Thursday, May 18. "Dig Down" will be the first new original track from Muse since they released their 2015 album, Drones. Last fall, the band shared a cover of The Cramps' "New Kind of Kick" in honor of Halloween. Two days after the single premieres, Muse will kick off a North American tour alongside Thirty Seconds to Mars. The British trio will also be headlining this year's Lollapalooza, Bunbury, Firefly and Life…

posted 2017/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

In This Moment reveals new album's title and artwork

The new In This Moment album now has a title and a cover. The sixth studio effort from Maria Brink and company is called Ritual, and its artwork features the frontwoman floating above a demonic-looking symbol. Ritual is the follow-up to In This Moment's 2014 album Black Widow, which features the singles "Sick Like Me," "Big Bad Wolf" and "Sex Metal Barbie." In This Moment will kick off a headlining tour this summer on June 20 in Peoria, Illinois. The trek will feature support from Motionless in White and Vimic. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.   We…

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You're Gonna Go Far, Kid: The Offspring's Dexter Holland graduating with PhD in Molecular Biology

Call him Dr. Holland. The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland is graduating from the University of Southern California Thursday with a PhD in Molecular Biology. "As many of you already know I started the PhD a long time ago but put it on hold when we started touring a lot," Holland writes in a press release. "I finally went back a few years ago. To finish I had to research and write a thesis, or dissertation, which is kind of like the biggest term paper you'll ever do (mine is about 175 pages)." Holland's thesis concerned his research on HIV, which…

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Watch now: Jack White jams with Nas in clip from "American Epic" documentary

Jack White teams up with rapper Nas to deliver a hip-hop flavored interpretation of the 1920s Memphis Jug Band blues song "On the Road Again" in a clip from the upcoming American Epic documentary. You can watch the clip now via RollingStone.com. Produced by White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford, American Epic explores the explosion of recordings of undiscovered talent from the Appalachians to the Mississippi Delta to Hawaii that first captured on record blues, country and gospel music. The three-part documentary premieres next Tuesday, May 16 on PBS. American Epic will be accompanied by American Epic Sessions, a…

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Listen now: Blink-182 lights a "Wildfire" on new track

Blink-182 has shared a new track called "Wildfire," which will appear on the band's forthcoming deluxe edition of their comeback album, California. You can listen to the song, and watch its accompanying lyric video, now on YouTube. In describing "Wildfire," Blink writes, "Think of your favorite song from Enema of the State. Now think of your favorite song from California. Now imagine them falling in love and starting a family of their own. That’s what this song is." The deluxe California album, which features 11 brand-new tracks and an acoustic version of the single "Bored to Death," will be released…

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Marilyn Manson's "Say10" album is now called "Heaven Upside Down"

If you find yourself in the middle of the Venn diagram that includes "Marilyn Manson fans" and "pun lovers," then we have some good and bad news for you. The good news is that the famed shock-rocker has finished his new album, but the bad news is it's no longer called Say10. Speaking with FabulousTV at this week's premiere of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which stars his Sons of Anarchy co-star Charlie Hunnam, Manson says his new album will be titled Heaven Upside Down. Manson originally announced Say10 last summer, and planned to release it earlier this year…

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