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New Black Sabbath Compilation Being Released to Coincide with Band's Final Concert

Black Sabbath will bring their career as a touring band to a close next month when they play two farewell concerts, on February 2 and 4, at the Genting Arena in their hometown of Birmingham, U.K. Coinciding with those shows, the influential rockers will release a new 31-track compilation titled Black Sabbath: The Ultimate Collection on February 2. The album will be available as a two-CD set, in multiple digital formats and as a special four-LP vinyl "Crucifold" package designed to open up into the shape of a cross. The Ultimate Collection features remastered versions of many of Sabbath's best-known…

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

A Perfect Circle Has "Every Intention" of Playing New Songs on Spring Tour

When A Perfect Circle announced a spring U.S. tour last week -- their first full-length outing since 2011 -- the band also revealed that they had begun work on their long-awaited follow-up to their 2004 album eMOTIVe. According to guitarist Billy Howerdel, you might hear some of that new music on the road this year. "We're not promising anything, but I have every intention of doing my best to have us playing some new tracks during this run -- with the idea that new music is coming very soon after," Howerdel tells Billboard. Howerdel adds that the approach to the…

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

Prophets of Rage Staging Anti-Inaugural Ball, Featuring Audioslave Reunion

Still haven’t received your ticket to one of the Donald Trump inaugural balls?  No worries -- Prophets of Rage has got you covered. The band is hosting what they’re calling an Anti-Inaugural Ball this Friday, the same day as the presidential inauguration, at LA’s Teragram Ballroom.  Prophets of Rage will be joined at the event by special guests Jackson Browne, rapper Vic Mensa, and actor/singer Jack Black. Even better, the Anti-Inaugural Ball will also see Prophets of Rage members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk reunite with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell to perform as Audioslave for the first time…

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


Shinedown Schedules US Headlining Tour

Shinedown will embark on a U.S. headlining tour this spring in continued support of their latest album, Threat to Survival. The trek begins March 31 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will wrap up April 17 in Anaheim, California. Visit Shinedown.com for ticket info. The band As Lions, which features Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson's son Austin, will open for Shinedown on the tour. And as payback, Shinedown will head to Europe following the U.S. run to open for Iron Maiden. Here are Shinedown's U.S. headlining tour dates: 3/31 -- Albuquerque, NM, Route 66 Casino4/1 -- Tucson, AZ, Rialto Theatre4/4 --…

posted 2017/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, KISS to Headline 2017 Chicago Open Air Festival

Ozzy Osbourne, Korn and KISS are all headed to the Windy City this summer to headline the 2017 Chicago Open Air festival, held July 14-16. The lineup also includes Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Megadeth, Seether, Stone Sour, Anthrax, Lamb of God, Falling in Reverse and HELLYEAH, among many others. "We are beyond stoked to be a part of Chicago Open Air this year," says Stone Sour's Corey Taylor in a statement. "If you've never seen Stone Sour before, you're in for a god***n treat. If you HAVE seen Stone Sour before, forget what you're expecting. It's a whole new ballgame.…

posted 2017/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Ooh La Lollapalooza! Red Hot Chili Peppers to Headline Inaugural Paris Installment of Festival

Lollapalooza is headed to Paris for the first time, and it's bringing Red Hot Chili Peppers along for the ride. Anthony Kiedis and company will headline the inaugural Lollapalooza Paris festival, held July 22-23 at the Hippodrome de Longchamp. The lineup also includes fellow headliner The Weeknd, plus Imagine Dragons, Alt-J, Glass Animals, Milky Chance, Kaleo, Lana Del Rey, Pixies and Liam Gallagher. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit LollaParis.com. Lollapalooza was founded as a touring festival in 1991, and took up permanent residence in Chicago's Grant Park in 2005. It's since expanded to Chile, Brazil, Argentina and…

posted 2017/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Weezer Schedules Canadian Tour

Weezer is taking a trip up north. The band has announced a six-date Canadian tour, which will kick off March 31 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Visit Weezer.com for ticket info. "Hey Canada! We're coming up north for some headlining shows in a few new places we've never been this spring," the bands writes. "Let's melt some snow!" Weezer will return to the U.S. in May to play the Hangout, Boston Calling and Forecastle festivals. Here are Weezer's Canadian tour dates: 3/31 -- Saskatoon, SK, SaskTel Centre4/2 -- Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre4/4 -- Edmonton, AB, Shaw Conference Center4/5 -- Calgary, AB, Grey…

posted 2017/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Radiohead Confirms U.S. Tour Dates

Radiohead is hitting the road ahead of the band’s previously-announced headline engagement at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. In between both Coachella weekends, the band will perform in Berkley, CA, but ahead of that, they'll kick things off March 30 in Miami, Florida.  The band is touring in support of their current album A Moon Shaped Pool. Tickets for all shows, limited to four per customer -- excepting the Santa Barbara date, which are limited to two -- go on sale Friday, January 20. Check www.radiohead.com for further information. Here are the tour dates: 3/30 -- American…

posted 2017/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Highly Suspect Frontman Talks Band's "Political Conscience"

If you take just a brief glance at Highly Suspect's Twitter, it's pretty easy to tell that Johnny Stevens and his band mates are not fans of Donald Trump. However, Stevens doesn't see Highly Suspect as a "political band," but rather a "band that's got a political conscience." "I don't want to be labelled as a political band," Stevens tells Kerrang! "Rage Against the Machine are a political band. We're just a band that has opinions about politics." When Highly Suspect played their song "Bloodfeather" on Conan last year, Stevens began the performance by saying, "What's up America? Anybody but Trump,…

posted 2017/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Otep Readies the Resistance with US Tour Dates

Otep has announced a U.S. headlining in support of their latest album, Generation Doom. The 30-plus date trek, officially dubbed The Resistance Tour, will begin February 14 in Mesa, Arizona, and will wrap up March 23 in Las Vegas. Visit OtepLoves.me for ticket info. Generation Doom, Otep's seventh studio album, features a cover of the Lorde hit "Royals." "The music and message for this tour is simple: when they come for one of us, they come for all of us," says Otep in a statement. "We will fight for our right to exist." On March 8, the tour will stop…

posted 2017/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Coldplay, David Bowie, The 1975 & More Nominated for Brit Awards

The nominations for the 2017 Brit Awards -- the British equivalent of the Grammys -- have been announced, and David Bowie, Coldplay and The 1975 are among those recognized. Late legend Bowie is nominated in the British Male Solo Artist category, as well as in the British Album of the Year category for Blackstar. Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend" is up for British Single and British Artist Video of the Year. The 1975, who will also be performing at the Brit Awards, is nominated for British Group, while their album I like it when you sleep, for you are so…

posted 2017/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Green Day Takes on "Troubled Times" in New Lyric Video

Green Day is commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the lyric video for their song "Troubled Times." The clip features footage from Dr. King's famous March on Washington, and also portrays Donald Trump as a fire-headed monster. You can watch the "Troubled Times" lyric video now on YouTube. Billie Joe Armstrong and company have not been shy about their feelings regarding the president-elect -- during their performance of "Bang Bang" at last year's American Music Awards, the punk rockers chanted, "No Trump, No KKK, No Facist USA!" Both "Troubled Times" and "Bang Bang" are tracks from Green Day's new…

posted 2017/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock