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2017-11-10

Former Faith No More vocalist Chuck Mosley dead at 57

Chuck Mosley, former lead vocalist for Faith No More, has died. He was 57. In a statement posted by Mosley's record label Friday, the musician's family wrote, "After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction." Mosley joined Faith No More in 1984, and sang on the band's first two albums: 1985's We Care a Lot and 1987's Introduce Yourself. He was fired from the band in 1988, after which current FNM frontman Mike Patton joined. In recent years, Mosley would make occasional onstage appearances with…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates launching online guitar school

Here's your chance to learn how to shred like Synyster Gates: the Avenged Sevenfold guitarist is launching his own online guitar school. Founded by Gates and his father Brian "Papa Gates" Haner Sr., the Synyster Gates School is a free program offering "step-by-step instructions to better your playing and composition" with a variety of tutorials, interactive videos and behind-the-scenes footage. "My dad and I have been working on this for close to four years now and it’s exceeded both of our expectations," says the younger Gates. "This is beyond a school, this is a community where everyone can go to…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Iron Maiden releasing new live album next week; streaming concert film for free online Saturday

Iron Maiden will release a new concert album called The Book of Souls: Live Chapter next Friday, November 17.  It features a selection of performances from various stops on the band's lengthy world tour in support of its 2015 album The Book of Souls. The 15-track collection will be available as deluxe and standard two-CD sets and a triple-vinyl LP. The album, recorded at 14 different shows, recreates the set Iron Maiden played at its concerts this year: six songs from The Book of Souls, as well as a variety of classic tunes and fan favorites. The project was co-produced…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Third Man Records reissuing album from pre-White Stripes Jack White band The Hentchmen

In 1998, Detroit band The Hentchmen released an album called Hentch-Forth, featuring a young Jack White on bass. Now, White's Third Man Records is releasing an extended version of the album on vinyl. Along with the original album, the reissued Hentch-Forth features a variety of bonus tracks, including the single "Some Other Guy," which features White on guitar. A year after Hentch-Forth was originally released, The White Stripes came out with their self-titled debut album. You can grab the Hentch-Forth reissue now via ThirdManStore.com. Meanwhile, White is currently working on his new solo album, which he says is "practically done."…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: AWOLNATION goes skating in "Passion" video

AWOLNATION has premiered the video for their new single, "Passion." Filmed in Recife, Brazil, the clip follows a day-in-the-life of skateboarder Og De Souza, who lost the use of his legs due to a battle with polio as a child. You can watch the video now on YouTube. "Og has a such an amazing passion for life, positivity, and of course, skating," says frontman Aaron Bruno. "It's an inspiration to me and what he does is a great example of how to overcome obstacles in life through your passion. I know music has saved my life on more than one…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons to perform alongside R&B singer Khalid on American Music Awards

Imagine Dragons has joined the lineup for this year's American Music Awards. The "Thunder" rockers will be performing alongside R&B singer Khalid at the ceremony, held November 19. In addition to performing, Imagine Dragons are also nominated for two AMAs: Favorite Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock, and Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock. The band is no stranger to awards show collaborations: they famously performed alongside rapper Kendrick Lamar at the 2014 Grammys. Other AMA performers include Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Pink, Selena Gomez and Christina Aguilera. The show airs live from Los Angeles November 19 at 8 p.m.…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Kid Rock says his fake senate campaign was a "riot" and "one of the dumber things I've ever done"

Kid Rock has opened up about his Senate "campaign," which he revealed was a hoax during a radio interview last month. Speaking to Billboard, the musician calls the stunt "one of the dumber things I've ever done," but adds that the whole experience was a "riot." "Man, some of the s*** that went on was unbelievable," says Rock. "It started to become real, which got a little scary; I mean I just don't understand who looks at Kid Rock and goes, 'Yeah, I see a senator there...' But it was still a lot of fun in a lot of ways."…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Chris Cornell to be honored with inaugural Promise Award from LA Committee of Human Rights Watch

Chris Cornell will posthumously receive the inaugural Promise Award, presented by the Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch. The Soundgarden frontman will be honored for his song "The Promise," the last song he released before his death this past May The newly created Promise Award "recognizes an outstanding song, television show, or film that advances the values of equity and justice in an original and powerful way." Cornell's "The Promise" was written for the film of the same name, which takes place during the Armenian genocide. System of a Down's Serj Tankian will present the Promise Award at a…

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Of Mice & Men announces new album, Defy; listen to track "Warzone" now

Of Mice & Men has revealed the details of their next album. The band's fifth studio effort -- and first since vocalist Austin Carlile left the group the end of last year -- is called Defy, and will arrive January 19. Defy features the previously released singles "Unbreakable" and "Back to Me," plus the new track "Warzone," which is streaming alongside an intense performance video now on YouTube. "For us, this new album encapsulates and showcases our desire to return to an aggressive, live-oriented sound, and 'Warzone' is one of the heaviest tracks on the album," says vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley.…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters were worried they'd make the Acropolis "crumble" during "Landmarks Live in Concert" performance, says Chad Smith

Foo Fighters have pretty much seen it all over their 20-year career, but over the summer, the band took part in something Dave Grohl calls "the craziest thing [we've] ever done": they played a show at the historic Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The performance was filmed for an episode of the PBS series Landmarks Live in Concert, premiering tonight, November 10. Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who hosts the series, tells ABC Radio that even the mighty Foos were nervous to play at the ancient landmark. "You see them kind of wide-eyed on the first song," Smith says…

posted 2017/11/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-11-09

A Perfect Circle is "well over the midway point" with new album, says guitarist Billy Howerdel

While on their fall U.S. tour, A Perfect Circle continues to work on their long-awaited fourth studio album, which will be their first since 2004's eMOTIVe. Speaking with Billboard, guitarist Billy Howerdel says that the band is "well over the midway point" with the new album, and "still working." "I've got a studio on the road, and Maynard [James Keenan]'s still working and he's still writing," Howerdel says. "It's tough on the road; I knew it was gonna be hard, but it's been tougher than I thought it would be to get in a groove and keep going. But we're about…

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy teases new track, "Hold Me Tight or Don't"

Fall Out Boy will be offering another preview of their upcoming album Mania next week. The band is dropping a new track called "Hold Me Tight or Don't" on Wednesday, November 15. "Hold Me Tight or Don't" will be the fourth song Fall Out Boy has shared from Mania, following "Young and Menace," "Champion" and "The Last of the Real Ones." They've also been playing the Mania track "Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)" on their current North American tour. Mania, which was originally scheduled for a September release, will arrive on January 19. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/11/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock