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2017-01-19

Watch Metallica Rock "One" in China with Concert Pianist Lang Lang

Metallica's worldwide tour in support of their new album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct stopped in Beijing on Wednesday. During the show, the band performed a rendition of their classic anti-war track "One" alongside Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang. You can watch official footage of the collaboration now on YouTube. The Beijing show wasn't the first time Metallica and Lang Lang have played together -- they also performed "One" at the 2014 Grammys. Metallica's tour will continue this Friday, January 20 in Hong Kong. The band will return to the U.S. next month to perform at this year's Grammy Awards, held February 12…

posted 2017/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Ghost to Open for Iron Maiden on North American Book of Souls Tour

Iron Maiden's The Book of Souls tour will return to North America this summer, and they're bringing Ghost along for the ride. Papa Emeritus and his band of Nameless Ghouls will open for the British metal legends on the trek, which kicks off June 3 in Bristow, Virginia. Visit IronMaiden.com for ticket info. Ghost has had a lot to celebrate these past few days: in addition to the Iron Maiden tour, the band also earned their first number-one single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart this week with their track "Square Hammer." Iron Maiden, meanwhile, will be touring in…

posted 2017/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Gorillaz Returns with Politically-Charged New Track, "Hallelujah Money"

Gorillaz is officially back: Damon Albarn's virtual band has released "Hallelujah Money," their first new song in six years. You can listen to the politically-charged track, and watch the accompanying video, now on via Uproxx. "Dark times - u need someone to look up to. Me," Gorillaz writes on Twitter. "Here's a lightning bolt of truth in a black night." "Hallelujah Money" features lead vocals from English poet and musician Benjamin Clementine, while Albarn's falsetto creeps in during the chorus. The fifth studio album from Gorillaz is expected to be released later this year. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2017/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

3 Doors Down's Brad Arnold Says He's "Proud" to Play Pre-Inaguration Concert: "This Is All About America"

3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold says the band is "proud" to be playing tonight's pre-inaugration concert in Washington, D.C. "Man, this is all about America," Arnold tells TMZ. "We're proud to be here." "We love America, man. This is gonna be a great experience," he adds. "It's a great honor to be here and we're proud to be here." The concert, officially dubbed the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration," will also feature country star Toby Keith and actor Jon Voight. President-elect Donald Trump is also expected to speak at the event, which will be broadcast live from the…

posted 2017/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Thirty Seconds to Mars Plans Third Annual Camp Mars

Thirty Seconds to Mars is headed back to camp. Jared Leto's band has announced the third annual edition of Camp Mars, to be held August 12-14 in Malibu, California. According to a press release, the activities planned for Camp Mars include yoga, hiking, archery, drum circles and meditation, plus two performances by Thirty Seconds to Mars. "To be doing this for a third year in a row is an absolute dream," says Leto in a statement. "We not only get to share our music, great food and tons of fun with  people we love -- but it also takes place…

posted 2017/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Cage the Elephant to Live Stream London Concert Online

Cage the Elephant will be playing a show in London this Friday, January 20, but you won't need to be in England to see it. The concert will stream live online via NME's Facebook. The stream will begin Friday at 9:30 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, which is 4:30 p.m. ET. Cage the Elephant is currently touring the U.K. in support of their latest album, Tell Me I'm Pretty. The band also has a few U.S. festival dates on their 2017 schedule, including appearances at Boston Calling, Governors Ball and Bonnaroo. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Ghost Earns First Number-One Mainstream Rock Single with "Square Hammer"

Ghost has ascended to number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart for the first time in their career with their single "Square Hammer." The track also is the number-one song at Active Rock radio. "Square Hammer" is a single from Ghost's new EP Popestar, the follow-up to their latest full-length album, 2015's Meliora. Two tracks from Meliora reached the top five on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart: "From the Pinnacle to the Pit" and the Grammy-winning "Cirice." Ghost will embark on a European tour this spring in continued support of Popestar. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2017/01/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-01-18

Kid Rock to Sit Down for "The Big Interview" with Dan Rather

Here's one way to spend your Valentine's Day: Kid Rock will be interviewed by legendary newsman Dan Rather on an episode of AXS TV's The Big Interview, airing February 14 at 8 p.m. ET. In a promo for the episode, Rock addresses his much-maligned comments about how he's "flabbergasted" by Beyonce's popularity. Perhaps he'll also talk about his controversial pro-Donald Trump merchandise. Other musicians who will appear on upcoming episodes of The Big Interview include ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, hit singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow and country singer Kix Brooks. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer Headlining Rock USA Festival

Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne and Slayer will headline the 2017 Rock USA festival, held July 13-15 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The lineup also includes Korn, Volbeat, Stone Sour, Megadeth, The Pretty Reckless, Lamb of God, Anthrax, HELLEYAH and Falling in Reverse, among others. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit RockUSAOshkosh.com. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Soundgarden Details "Ultramega OK" Reissue

Soundgarden has announced the reissue of their 1988 debut album Ultramega OK. The 19-track collection, which features a remixed version of the original album, plus "early versions" of six songs, will be released on March 10. You can listen to the early version of "Beyond the Wheel" now on YouTube. For Soundgarden, remixing Ultramega OK has been a goal decades in the making. When the album was originally released, the band wasn't happy with the final mix, and planned to remix it for subsequent pressings. However, their career took off shortly after, and the remix project fell through the cracks.…

posted 2017/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

U2 Sells 1.1 Million Tickets in 24 Hours; Adds Extra "The Joshua Tree" Dates

Fans snapped up over 1.1 million tickets to U2's upcoming The Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour just 24 hours after they went on sale. To celebrate, Bono and the boys have now added extra dates in Los Angeles, Chicago and East Rutherford, New Jersey. The newly announced shows will be held May 21 at L.A.'s Rose Bowl, June 4 at Chicago's Soldier Field and June 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Tickets for the new dates will go on sale to the general public on Monday, January 23. Throughout the tour, which kicks off May 12 in Vancouver, Canada,…

posted 2017/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Twenty One Pilots Nominated for Shorty Awards

Twenty One Pilots' social media skills will be recognized at this year's Shorty Awards, which highlight the best content across social media spheres including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and Periscope. The "Stressed Out" duo are one of a dozen music acts nominated as a social media "influencers." In describing their worthiness for the award, the Shortys praise Twenty One Pilots' "artful eye and vision for social media strategy." Other influencer nominees in the music category include The 1975, rapper Drake and pop star Ariana Grande. The 2017 Shorty Awards will be held in April in New York and…

posted 2017/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock