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2017-01-27

Twenty One Pilots, Muse to Headline 2017 Firefly Festival

Twenty One Pilots and Muse will headline the 2017 Firefly Music Festival, held June 15-18 in Dover, Delaware. The lineup also includes Thirty Seconds to Mars, Weezer, The Shins, Miike Snow, Franz Ferdinand, AFI, Phantogram, Glass Animals, Kaleo, The Strumbellas, Judah & the Lion, Bishop Briggs and K.Flay, among others. Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd and the one and only Bob Dylan will also headline. Visit FireflyFestival.com for the full lineup and ticket info. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/01/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Chickenfoot to Release New Compilation, "Best + Live," Featuring Brand-New Tune

It's been a while since we've heard new music from Chickenfoot, the supergroup featuring Sammy Hagar, founding Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, but that will change on March 10, when the band releases a new compilation titled Best + Live. The two-CD set, which features a best-of disc and a new live album, kicks off with a track titled "Divine Termination," the first new song from the group in more than five years. In addition to the new tune, Best + Live's first disc features memorable tracks from…

posted 2017/01/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Rush's Lee & Lifeson to Induct Rock Hall Class of 2017

Tickets for the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be held at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center on April 7, will go on sale Friday, February 3 at 10 a.m. Eastern time. A release from the Rock Hall notes that Citi cardmembers can get the jump on fellow fans with presale starting January 30th at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The ceremony will see ELO, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, and Yes inducted; Jackson Browne is set to induct Baez, while Neil Young will do the honors for fans and colleagues Pearl Jam, and Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson will induct fellow prog rock gods Yes. Tickets start at $50,…

posted 2017/01/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Prophets of Rage Return to the Studio

Prophets of Rage are ready to rage again. The rap-rock supergroup's B-Real has shared an Instagram photo revealing that the band is back in the recording studio. "Time to work!! #prophetsofrage," the rapper writes in the caption. Tom Morello has also posted a studio photo showing a rack of guitars. "Gathered up some friends to discuss #TheCounteroffensive," he adds. Prophets of Rage released their debut EP last year. Bassist Tim Commerford previously told ABC Radio that the band plans to release two EPs a year "from here on out." "It's not gonna be long...where we've leveled the scale between our…

posted 2017/01/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-01-26

Details Emerge of Mastodon's New Album, "Emperor of Sand"

The details of Mastodon's new album have been revealed, thanks to a listing on the Australian iTunes store. The seventh studio album from the Atlanta metallers is called Emperor of Sand, and will be released March 31. As drummer Brann Dailor previously explained, the album is about "going through cancer, going through chemotherapy and all the things associated with that." Mastodon will be touring this spring in support of Emperor of Sand starting April 14 in Missoula, Montana. Here is the Emperor of Sand track list: "Sultan's Curse""Show Yourself""Precious Stones""Steambreather""Roots Remain""Word to the Wise""Ancient Kingdom""Clandestiny""Andromeda""Scorpion Breath""Jaguar God" Copyright © 2017,…

posted 2017/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Break Out the Flannel: Deluxe 25th Anniversary Singles Soundtrack Due in May

An expanded, remastered edition of the soundtrack to the 1992 film Singles will be released on May 19 in honor of its 25th anniversary. The soundtrack features songs by Pearl Jam, Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains, and contributed to the grunge explosion of the early '90s. Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack-Deluxe Edition, which will be available as a two-CD and two-LP collections, includes a bonus disc featuring previously unreleased tracks from Cornell, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Paul Westerberg of The Replacements. Also included on the album is the song "Touch Me I'm D***" by the movie's fictional band…

posted 2017/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Frances Bean Cobain to Star in Marc Jacobs Fashion Campaign

Frances Bean Cobain is headed to the fashion world. The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love will star in an upcoming ad campaign from acclaimed designer Marc Jacobs. "I have always wanted to work with Frances," Jacobs says in an Instagram post announcing the news. "Her beauty, uniqueness, and strength is something I have long admired and respected." In an interview with Vogue, Cobain says her foray into modeling will likely be a one-time deal. "I don't think I'll be modeling for anybody else for a very long time -- this is 100 percent outside my comfort zone," Cobain…

posted 2017/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Art of Anarchy Announces First Album with Scott Stapp, "The Madness"

Art of Anarchy has announced the details of their sophomore album, their first with Creed's Scott Stapp on vocals. The album is called The Madness, and will be released March 24. Along with Stapp, who joined the band last year, Art of Anarchy features ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and Disturbed bassist John Moyer. "Scott's style and the personal lyrics he's been writing are taking the sound in a new direction -- one that brings out the best in all of us," says Bumblefoot. "It's a new chapter for us all, and I'm looking forward to sharing the new…

posted 2017/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Slayer Issues Statement on Donald Trump Photo Controversy

Slayer has issued a statement regarding the controversial photo vocalist Tom Araya posted on the band's official Instagram page. The image included an picture of Donald Trump giving the metal horns Photoshopped alongside an old photo of the band. "As was verified by Tom, this was his post, is not something the band would have posted if asked, and does not belong on a Slayer social page," Slayer tells Rolling Stone. "We all have our personal opinions, some of which we have voiced in the past, but Slayer has never endorsed any political party or any candidate, and the band…

posted 2017/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nickelback Signs New Record Deal, Teases New Album Announcement

Nickelback has signed a new record deal with BMG, which will release the band's ninth studio album. "We are honored to partner with the global BMG team and look forward to releasing new music for our fans," says Nickelback in a statement. "Sharing our vision and passion with such a dedicated team while being surrounded by some of the greatest music artists of all time is very humbling and we couldn't be more excited." Nickelback is expected to make a major announcement about the details of the new album on February 1. Ahead of official reveal, the band has shared…

posted 2017/01/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-01-25

Metallica's Next Album Won't Take Eight Years, Says James Hetfield

Metallica's 10th studio album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct finally arrived last year, a long eight years after their prior effort, Death Magnetic, was released in 2008. According to frontman James Hetfield, the next Metallica album shouldn't take as long. Speaking with Singapore's The Straits Times, Hetfield admits that the long gap between Death Magnetic and Hardwired "was a mistake," but "it won't be" another eight years before album 11 arrives. Right now, of course, Metallica is focused on Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, which was released this past November. Hetfield says he's "surprised" that the album has received "such a positive response." "It feels good…

posted 2017/01/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

It's a Draft House: Anthrax Announces Signature Craft Beer

Anthrax is diving into the world of craft beer. The New York City thrashers have teamed up with the Butternuts brewery to create their own signature beer, called Wardance. "Finding the right taste that all of us loved was really important," explains drummer Charlie Benante. "But it was also important that the beer not leave people feeling heavy or filled up afterwards. The other thing I love about our beer is that it goes really well with a burger. It's the one beer to have when you're having a 'Wardance.'" Wardance will be available in New York State beginning March…

posted 2017/01/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock