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2018-01-16

Thirty Seconds to Mars announces fourth annual Camp Mars

Grab your s'mores: Camp Mars is coming back. The fourth installment of Thirty Seconds to Mars' music festival and wilderness retreat takes place August 11-13 in Malibu, California. As with previous years, the 2018 Camp Mars will offer a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, yoga and archery, plus exclusive performances from Jared Leto and company. For ticket info, visit SummerCampMars.com. In other Thirty Seconds to Mars news, the band will be playing an intimate show at New York City's Irving Plaza on January 24. Tickets will be available exclusively to Citi card-members via the Citi Sound Vault program. Thirty…

posted 2018/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Beck heads to Japan for poodle-starring "Fix Me" video

Beck has premiered the video for his song "Fix Me," a track from his new album, Colors. You can watch the clip, which was filmed in Yamagata, Japan, now on YouTube. The video stars a young Japanese girl named Mame and her three poodles: Riku, Gaku and Qoo. If that sounds familiar, you may have come across their popular Instagram page, @tamanegi.qoo.riku. "There's a poetry to Mame and her gentle, loving poodle guardians in their serene world," Beck says. "It speaks to the sentiment of 'Fix Me.' Glad they were willing to be a part of the video." "There's something…

posted 2018/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nirvana's "Nevermind" inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame

The Recording Academy has announced the 2018 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees, and the list includes Nirvana's classic 1991 album Nevermind. Each year, a Recording Academy committee chooses select works to be inducted in a "commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings." A recording must be at least 25 years old to qualify. In addition to Nevermind, the inductees include Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys and Queen's A Night at the Opera, plus Aerosmith's hit "Dream On" and David Bowie's single "Space Oddity." With the 25 new inductees, the Grammy Hall of Fame now houses a total of 1.063 recordings.…

posted 2018/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park's Phoenix launches "Member Guest" podcast

Linkin Park bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell has launched his own podcast. Titled Member Guest, the podcast finds Phoenix, his friend Mark and professional golfer Brendan Steele talking about "golf, music and less important things." The first guest on the podcast is Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows. Along with the aforementioned topics, they also discussed the Chester Bennington benefit concert Linkin Park played last fall in honor of their late frontman. Shadows, who was one of the performers during the show, also lost a band mate when drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan died in 2009. Talking about the memorial show, Phoenix…

posted 2018/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

U2 pays tribute to Dolores O'Riordan: "Limerick's 'Bel Canto'"

U2 has paid tribute to fellow Irish musician Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly on Monday. The band posted a photo of Bono alongside O'Riordan and the rest of The Cranberries on Instagram. "The band are floored but it's of course her family we're all thinking of right now," the caption reads. "Out of the West came this storm of a voice -- she had such strength of conviction yet she could speak to the fragility in all of us." The band also refers to O'Riordan as "Limerick's 'Bel canto," referring to her hometown in Ireland and the Italian term for…

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Cranberries singer's death not "suspicious;" friend said she sounded "full of life" hours before she died

The shocking death of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan at age 46 is not being treated as suspicious by police, reports the BBC.  That means that the police don't suspect foul play. According to the BBC, a report is being complied for the coroner's office, so it can investigate the cause of death. Police were called to a hotel in London's Park Lane at nine in the morning on Monday, and pronounced O'Riordan dead at the scene. Meanwhile, Dan Waite, a friend of the singer, says that Dolores left a voicemail on his phone just hours before she died.  In…

posted 2018/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jack White announces headlining tour

Jack White will hit the road this spring and summer on a headlining tour in support of his forthcoming album Boarding House Reach. The trek begins April 19 with a hometown show in Detroit, and concludes August 23 in Las Vegas, with a few European dates sprinkled in along the way. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m. local time. If you're a member of White's Third Man Records Vault subscription service, you'll have access to a pre-sale starting Monday, January 22 at 10 a.m. local time. Additionally, you can register…

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Beartooth's next album will be "dark," "personal" and "intense," says frontman

Beartooth was begun working on a new album, the follow-up to 2016's Aggressive. According to frontman Caleb Shomo, the band's next offering will be "way more personal" than its predecessor. "I've written some songs that I'm kinda scared to release because they're really f***ing dark!" Shomo tells Rock Sound. "But here's the reality. When I started Beartooth I told myself, 'This is my therapy, this is how I deal with my life -- writing these songs and putting every bit of honest emotion into it, regardless of who hears it." "I'm definitely going more raw and internal and intense," he adds.…

posted 2018/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-01-15

Rock musicians react to death of Dolores O'Riordan

Rock musicians have taken to social media to express their thoughts on the shocking passing of The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, who died Monday at age 46. Here are a few of the reactions: Foster the People: Shocked and heartbroken over Dolores O'Riordan's death. The Cranberries were pinnacle in showing me that it was possible to fully embrace masculine and feminine energy in one cohesive sound. She was a true pioneer Garbage: So saddened to hear about the sudden death of Dolores O'Riordan. Our sincerest condolences to @The_Cranberries and all of her loved ones. Halestorm's Lzzy Hale: So saddened to…

posted 2018/01/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

New Thirty Seconds to Mars single is "almost done"

Thirty Seconds to Mars has offered another characteristically cryptic update regarding new music. "Almost done with the next single," frontman Jared Leto tweeted Sunday, along with three prayer-hands emojis. The new track will be the follow-up to the single "Walk on Water," the first preview of Thirty Seconds to Mars' fifth studio album, their first since 2013's Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams. The album is due out sometime this year, which will be accompanied by a Leto-directed documentary, titled A Day in the Life of America. Footage of the doc is included in the "Walk on Water" video. Thirty Seconds…

posted 2018/01/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Screaming Trees' Mark Lanegan planned to record album with "Fast" Eddie Clarke

Screaming Trees frontman and Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Mark Lanegan has revealed that he and late Motorhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke had discussed recording a collaborative album. "RIP Fast Eddie Clark[e]. I'll never forget the meal we had together," Lanegan tweeted. "A true gentlemen and one of my rock heroes." He added that he and Clarke "discussed making a record, but it was not to be." Clarke, who was the last surviving member of Motorhead's "classic" lineup, died January 10 while being treated for pneumonia. He was 67. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/01/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Surviving Motorhead members plan to honor Lemmy Kilmister with tribute shows

It's been two years since Lemmy Kilmister passed away, but the legendary Motorhead frontman's legacy continues to have a major impact on the hard rock and metal universe. In a new interview conducted before the death of Motorhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke, Phil Campbell, the band's most recent guitarist, revealed that the surviving members plan on paying tribute to Lemmy with a series of tribute shows. Lemmy died at age 70 on December 28, 2015, only two days after being diagnosed with cancer. His official cause of death was listed as prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. Speaking…

posted 2018/01/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock