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2018-05-17

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus teases Vegas residency set list

Blink-182 will launch their Las Vegas Kings of the Weekend residency later this month, and the pop-punk trio is currently working on crafting set list for the shows. On his Twitter, bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus shared a list of the songs from which the band is choosing to rehearse. The nearly 50-song list includes tracks from Blink's most recent album, California, including "Bored to Death" and "She's Out of Her Mind," as well as a number of classics from the band's discography, such as "All the Small Things," "Adam's Song" and "I Miss You." Hoppus also asked fans to suggest their…

posted 2018/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Lamb of God lights fire to suburbia in video for "Kerosene" cover

Lamb of God has released the video for the band's cover of "Kerosene," originally recorded by producer Steve Albini's punk band, Big Black. The track appears on Lamb of God's upcoming covers album Legion: XX, which they're releasing under their original name, Burn the Priest. The video finds a well-dressed man contemplating lighting his suburban neighborhood on fire while a group of punk kids look on. You can watch the clip now on YouTube. "Although Albini's lyrics for 'Kerosene' evoke small-town boredom, there is no geography more terrifying to me than the ever-spreading and soulless cookie-cutter sprawl of suburbia," says…

posted 2018/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bad Wolves members dress up as Zoltan Bathory to celebrate Five Finger Death Punch guitarist's birthday

Five Finger Death Punch's Zoltan Bathory celebrated his 40th birthday this week, and the band's tour mates, Bad Wolves, decided to pay tribute to the guitarist and his famous hairstyle. During a recent tour stop, the members of Bad Wolves joined Five Finger during their performance of "Burn MF" while wearing wigs styled like Bathory's dreadlocks. Bathory posted footage of the hair-raising performance (sorry) on his Twitter. Bad Wolves, who are managed by Bathory, are currently on the road opening for Five Finger Death Punch's co-headlining tour with Shinedown. The two bands will hook up again this summer when Bad…

posted 2018/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to new Nine Inch Nails song, "God Break Down the Door"

Nine Inch Nails has premiered a new song called "God Break Down the Door." The unsettling track is available now for download via digital outlets. "God Break Down the Door" is the first preview of Bad Witch, the third and final installment of Nine Inch Nails' recent trilogy of releases, following 2016's Not the Actual Events and 2017's Add Violence. While the first two releases are EPs, the six-track Bad Witch is considered to be a full album. If you needed another reason to listen to Nine Inch Nails, Thursday is Trent Reznor's 53rd birthday. Bad Witch will be released…

posted 2018/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins drum for Minnesota elementary school students

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins stopped by the Riverside Elementary School in Rochester, Minnesota Wednesday to perform for students, ABC affiliate KAAL reports. Hawkins, who was joined by drummer Mike Arturi of The Lovin' Spoonful, visited the school as a mentor for arts education program Turnaround Arts. You can watch footage of their performance now via KAALTV.com. "Music, I've heard it said before, is its own gift," Hawkins said. "I've had people come up to me and say, 'What is it like to be a rock star?' or whatever. I'm like, 'Well, that's just part of the job.' In actuality,…

posted 2018/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pop Evil premieres political "A Crime to Remember" video

Pop Evil has released the video for "A Crime to Remember," a track from the band's new self-titled album. The clip finds the Michigan rockers giving an impassioned performance in front of screens projecting videos of political protests. You can watch it now on YouTube. "[Director] Columbia [Tatone] has delivered what we feel is the most powerful video to date for Pop Evil," says lead vocalist Leigh Kakaty. "The concept keeps an open book storyline on how human beings view the world at the moment. Our hope is to raise awareness that it's time for all of us to come…

posted 2018/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

How punk, a camping trip & the pursuit of fun led to Lamb of God's new covers album, "Legion: XX"

Lamb of God's covers album Legion: XX -- released under the band's original name, Burn the Priest -- arrives this Friday. The 10-track collection mostly pays tribute to the group's early punk influences, such as Bad Brains, The Accused and Cro-Mags. "We tried to look at it as a lot of stuff that what we would've been listening to or would've influenced us at the time, when we were Burn the Priest," lead vocalist Randy Blythe tells ABC Radio. In the case of their take on Bad Brains' "I Against I," Blythe and guitarist Mark Morton have had that tune…

posted 2018/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic describes how "Nevermind" influenced his new band, Giants in the Trees

Nirvana's Krist Noveselic currently plays in a band called Giants in the Trees, and the group is taking a few pointers from the bassist's most famous album, Nevermind. "Nevermind is a very song-orientated record," Novoselic tells Kerrang!. "That's the same with Giants in the Trees, the songs switch gears. Nevermind did that, too." "The songs had very individual personalities, but there was also a cohesive whole," he adds. "That's what we wanted to do with this [Giants in the Trees] album." Novoselic still listens to Nevermind, which turned 25 last year. "It's pretty loaded for me, in a lot of…

posted 2018/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-05-16

Listen to an EDM remix of Papa Roach's "Last Resort"

Papa Roach has teamed up with electronic artist Kayzo to deliver an EDM remix of the band's signature song, "Last Resort." If you ever wanted to hear the 2000 rock anthem with a dubstep drop, you can listen to the remix now via digital outlets. "When the idea came about to collaborate on 'Last Resort' and give it my own sound, I was completely blown away," says Kayzo in a statement. "Papa Roach, among a handful of other bands, were really influential to me in my early teens when I really didn't know anything about life. To be able to…

posted 2018/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Korn's Jonathan Davis wants to write a "dark, metal musical"

Korn's music has always had a sense of theatricality to it, and it turns out that frontman Jonathan Davis wants to bring that theatricality all the way to the neon lights of Broadway. "I would love to write a musical!" Davis tells Kerrang!. Apparently, Davis had talked with British author and filmmaker Clive Barker about writing a "dark, f***ed-up musical," but, as he puts it, "people get busy and it didn't happen." "It's definitely on my bucket list to do a really dark, metal musical -- not some stupid-a** one," Davis says. While you wait for Davis' Broadway debut, the…

posted 2018/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Maynard James Keenan "beg" Tool band mates on stage to finish new album

Even Maynard James Keenan is sick of waiting for the new Tool album. During the band's performance at the Northern Invasion festival over the weekend, the vocalist asked the rest of Tool to please, if you could, finish the long-awaited album. "I beg you, Danny, Adam, and Justin, please finish your parts so I can finish mine," Keenan said, referring to drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor. Carey, Jones and Chancellor entered the studio earlier this year to record the instrumentals to the album, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days. Earlier this month, the band…

posted 2018/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Disturbed finishes tracking new album

Disturbed's new album is almost complete. The Chicago metallers have finished tracking on their forthcoming seventh studio effort. On their Twitter, Disturbed shared a photo of guitarist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer and drummer Mike Wengren along with producer Kevin Churko having a "celebratory dinner." "New Disturbed album tracking done!!!" the band wrote in the caption. The new album will be the follow-up to Disturbed's 2015 comeback effort, Immortalized, which spawned the Grammy-nominated orchestral cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic "The Sound of Silence." Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock