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2018-05-14

Shinedown's "ATTENTION ATTENTION" makes top-5 "Billboard" 200 debut

Shinedown's new album ATTENTION ATTENTION caught the attention of enough listeners to debut at number five on the Billboard 200. The sixth studio effort from the Florida rockers moved a total of 60,000 equivalent album units in its first week, 55,000 of which were traditional album sales. ATTENTION ATTENTION, which features the lead single "Devil," is the fourth Shinedown record to debut in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, following 2015's Threat to Survival, 2012's Amaryllis and 2008's The Sound of Madness. Amaryllis is Shinedown's is highest-charting album, having bowed at number four on the tally. Shinedown is currently…

posted 2018/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Smashing Pumpkins announce 1979 House Party contest

Now's your chance to party with the Pumpkins. Smashing Pumpkins have announced the 1979 House Party contest. Should you win, you and a friend will get flown out to Los Angeles to attend an intimate Pumpkins show at a "secret residential location" on June 28.  The whole thing is apparently inspired by the band's classic "1979" video. No word on who's bringing the giant tires. For more info, visit SmashingPumpkins.com/1979. Smashing Pumpkins will kick off their Shiny and Oh So Bright tour, featuring the reunited Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, July 12 in Glendale, Arizona. Copyright © 2018,…

posted 2018/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters announce 2018 CalJam festival lineup, including Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Garbage & more

Foo Fighters have revealed the lineup for the 2018 CalJam festival, held October 6 in San Bernardino, California. In addition to a headlining set from Dave Grohl and company, the lineup features the one and only Iggy Pop. The Godfather of Punk will be playing with his Post Pop Depression band, which includes Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. Other artists playing the festival include Tenacious D, Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra and The Front Bottoms, as well as Krist Novoselic's new band, Giants in the Trees.…

posted 2018/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Here's Tom DeLonge reacting to hearing Blink-182 at a baseball game

You know that awkward feeling when you're just trying to enjoy a baseball game when suddenly the stadium starts playing a song by the band you left to pursue research in UFOs? Well, probably not, but Tom DeLonge does. On Sunday, DeLonge was watching his San Diego Padres take on the St. Louis Cardinals when the Blink-182 classic "All the Small Things" started playing over the loudspeaker. DeLonge posted an Instagram video of the stadium dancing along before turning the camera on himself sporting a look that seems to say, "Really?" "Awkward," DeLonge wrote in the caption. It wasn't all…

posted 2018/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Chris Cornell's family holding vigil to mark one-year death anniversary

Chris Cornell's family will be holding a vigil this Friday, May 18 to mark the one-year anniversary of the Soundgarden frontman's death. The ceremony will take place at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, where Cornell is buried. "We want to open this up to you, our extended family, and invite you to join us on this day of prayer and remembrance to pay our respects together," Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell writes. She also encourages fans who aren't able to attend to share "posts and videos of how Chris' music has touched you." "We can feel your love no matter…

posted 2018/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica planning European tour for 2019

Metallica wrapped up a European tour over the weekend, and they'll be back again next year. In a tour wrap-up news post, the metal legends have revealed they plan to tour Europe again in 2019. The stadium trek is set to begin in May and run through August. Details of the tour will officially be announced in September. Now that they're done with the 2018 European tour, Metallica will be off the road until September, when they launch a U.S. tour in Madison, Wisconsin on September 2. That trek will last all the way into March 2019. Metallica will be…

posted 2018/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Dave Grohl cover Adele with his 12-year-old daughter

Dave Grohl played an acoustic set at the Notes + Words charity concert in Oakland, California Saturday, and the performance turned out to be a family affair. During the show, the Foo Fighters frontman and his 12-year-old daughter, Violet, covered the Adele song "When We Were Young." The younger Grohl impressively handled lead vocals while her father strummed on an acoustic guitar. You can watch fan-recorded footage of the collaboration now on YouTube. The concert raised money for Oakland's Benioff Children's Hospital. Last summer, Grohl invited his middle daughter Harper to play drums during a Foo Fighters show in Iceland.…

posted 2018/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Arctic Monkeys' mysterious "Four Out of Five" video

Arctic Monkeys have premiered the video for their song "Four Out of Five," a track from the band's lounge-y new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. The enigmatic visual reflects the album's overall air of mystery with shots of a confused Alex Turner walking through a mansion and down long corridors. There's also a random horse. The whole thing is very Stanley Kubrick-esque. You can watch the video now on YouTube. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's AM, was released last Friday without any advance singles. "Four Out of Five" seems to have become the album's…

posted 2018/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and girlfriend welcome baby girl

Congratulations are in order for Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and his girlfriend, Meagan Camper, who welcomed a baby girl over the weekend. "We are so happy to welcome Marvel Jane Wentz into the world,” the couple told People in a statement. "Her brothers are both very excited about their brand new kid sister.” Marvel is the second child for the couple, who are also parents to a boy, Saint Lazlo, born in August 2014. Pete also shares a 9-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli, with his ex-wife, Ashlee Simpson. The musician also shared the news on Instagram, along with a picture…

posted 2018/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Sevendust fights battles physically & mentally on new album, "All I See Is War"

Sevendust's new album All I See Is War, out now, opens with the line "I'm no stranger to this thing called war." That declaration sets the scene for a record full of heavy themes and pummeling riffs. "I really feel like I mean that, you know?" lead vocalist Lajon Witherspoon tells ABC Radio of the line. "I didn't want it to get political, but All I See Is War is something that's said in the song, and, also, we didn't realize it, we say 'war' several times in this album, and I feel like it's around us." That lyric is…

posted 2018/05/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-05-11

Listen now: Tremonti drops heavy new track, "Bringer of War"

Tremonti brings the heavy with a new song called "Bringer of War," a track from the band's forthcoming album, A Dying Machine. The track is available now for digital download. As the opening track on the album, "Bringer of War" sets the scene for the story of A Dying Machine, which "takes place at the turn of the next century, where humans and fabricated beings called 'vessels' are trying to co-exist." A Dying Machine will be released June 8. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to Lamb of God take on Bad Brains for "Legion: XX" covers album

Lamb of God has shared a cover of the song "I Against I," originally recorded by hardcore pioneers Bad Brains. The track will appear on the Lamb of God's forthcoming covers album, Legion: XX, which they're releasing under their original name, Burn the Priest. "When it came time to choose our cover of 'I Against I', I was trying not to sound like H.R., as he's so unique," says Lamb of God's Randy Blythe of the Bad Brains vocalist. "But yet also throwing in enough of his style to show respect to his unique voice, through my interpretation." "To cover…

posted 2018/05/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock