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2018-02-09

Listen to Metallica's Kirk Hammett play on new Michael Schenker song

Metallica's Kirk Hammett lends his shredding skills to a new song by Michael Schenker Fest, a project headed up by ex-Scorpions and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker. The track is called "Heart and Soul," and is available now for digital download. "Heart and Soul" will appear on the forthcoming Michael Schenker Fest album Resurrection, which will be released March 2. The project gathers several vocalists that Schenker has worked with throughout his career, including former Rainbow singers Graham Bonnet and Doogie White, plus Robin McAuley and Gary Barden. Hammett is currently touring Europe with Metallica in support of the band's new…

posted 2018/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

In This Moment premieres live "River of Fire" video

In This Moment has shared a live video for the song "River of Fire," a track from the band's new album, Ritual. The clip captures an appropriately fiery live performance from Maria Brink and company, and is streaming now on YouTube. Ritual also features the single "Oh Lord," plus a duet with Judas Priest's Rob Halford and a cover of the Phil Collins classic "In the Air Tonight." In This Moment is currently on the road in support of Ritual on their Witching Hour North American headlining tour. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park fans launch campaign for Mike Shinoda solo tour

Last week, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda announced that he'd be playing a solo show at Japan's Summer Sonic festival this summer. When asked if he'd consider a full scale tour, Shindoa explained that fans need to "make noise" to convince agents and promoters to book dates...and it seems they've done just that. The fan account @LPLive has launched a campaign with the website WeDemand.com to allow you to "demand" a Shinoda show in your city. If that's something you'd like to do, you can visit MSHND.co/Demand. "I love you guys," Shinoda tweeted in response to the campaign. In January, Shinoda…

posted 2018/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons set new chart record with "Believer"

If it seems like you've been hearing Imagine Dragons' song "Believer" for ages, well, you kinda have -- and that's helped the band set a new chart record. Billboard reports that "Believer," from the band's latest release, Evolve, has just racked up its 52nd week in the Billboard Hot 100.  That means Imagine Dragons is the first band ever to have three songs that have each spent a year or more on that chart.  The track peaked at #4 back in August; it now stands at #29. "Believer" follows "Demons," which spent 61 weeks in the Hot 100, from 2013…

posted 2018/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Travis Barker working on new project with Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland

Travis Barker has a new collaboration in the works. The Blink-182 drummer is apparently working on a project with Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland. Borland revealed the news in an Instagram post Thursday featuring a video of Barker jamming on a new track. "Doing drums with the man himself @travisbarker on a yet to be titled new project!" Borland wrote in the caption. In addition to the mysterious project, Barker will be hosting his annual Musink music and tattoo festival, held March 16-18 in Costa Mesa, California. Blink-182 will headline the event, and they're also playing Cincinnatti's Bunbury festival in…

posted 2018/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Korn's Ray Luzier to play on Jonathan Davis' solo tour and album

Jonathan Davis will be joined by a familiar face on his upcoming inaugural solo tour: His Korn band mate Ray Luzier will be playing drums on the trek. Luzier announced the news in an Instagram post, and also revealed that he plays drums on Davis' forthcoming debut solo album. "I'm super stoked to announce that I'm playing drumz on JD's new record & upcoming tour," Luzier wrote. "You guys are gonna trip out on how great this record is!" Davis' tour will kick off April 6 in Portland, Oregon. His album, which features the single "What It Is," is due…

posted 2018/02/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-02-08

Dan Auerbach contributes to new album from John Prine

For his new solo album Waiting on a Song, Dan Auerbach recruited folk legend John Prine to play on a few songs. Now, the Black Keys frontman is returning the favor by contributing to Prine's forthcoming new album The Tree of Forgiveness. The album, Prine's first batch of original material in 13 years, features two songs co-written by Auerbach: "Caravan of Fools" and "Boundless Love." It'll be released April 13. Auerbach, who opened for Prine last fall, will launch his own North American headlining tour February 10 in Vancouver. That same day, his episode of the long-running TV concert series…

posted 2018/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Black Keys' Patrick Carney and fiancee Michelle Branch expecting a baby

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and his fiancee, singer/songwriter Michelle Branch, are expecting their first child together. On Instagram, Michelle posted an ultrasound video of the unborn child, and wrote, "Well, we were just about to send out Save The Dates for our wedding in May when we got this little surprise. Baby Carney is happening this summer and Patrick and I couldn’t be more excited!"  Carney reposted the same video. Michelle is also mom to 12-year-old daughter Owen, whose father is Michelle's ex-husband, Teddy Landau.  When the two do wed, it'll be her second marriage, and his third. Michelle…

posted 2018/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Family of late 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts files wrongful death lawsuit against doctor

The family of late 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts, who died of a drug overdose in 2016, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Alabama doctor Richard Snellgrove, according to AL.com. The suit alleges that Snellgrove caused Roberts' addiction by prescribing him high levels of drugs such as Fentanyl and Valium. The complaint also names a local Rite Aid, which filled a number of Snellgrove's prescriptions days before his death. Snellgrove has already been indicted on six counts of illegal drug distribution related to Roberts' death. A trial for that case is scheduled to begin in May. Roberts, who…

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Black Stone Cherry announces new album, "Family Tree"; listen to single "Burnin'" now

Black Stone Cherry's next album will be titled Family Tree. The sixth studio effort from the Kentucky rockers will arrive on April 20. The first single from Family Tree is called "Burnin'," and you can grab it now via digital outlets. The album also includes a track called "Dancin' in the Rain," which features longtime Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes. Black Stone Cherry will kick off a U.S. headlining tour February 23 in Little Rock, Arkansas. They'll also play a run of dates with Haynes' band Gov't Mule in April. Here is the Family Tree track list: "Bad Habit""Burnin'""New…

posted 2018/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Theory of a Deadman escapes an insane asylum in "Straight Jacket" video

Theory of a Deadman has shared the video for "Straight Jacket," a song from the band's latest album, Wake Up Call. You can watch the clip now on YouTube. The video finds the Canadian rockers, who simply go by the name "Theory" nowadays, trying to escape an insane asylum. It also features actor Galen Howard, the same guy who ate all those cannoli in Weezer's "Thank God for Girls" lyric video. Theory kick off a U.S. headlining tour in support of Wake Up Call, which also features the single "Rx (Medicate)," February 16 in San Francisco. Copyright © 2018, ABC…

posted 2018/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Johnny Cash tribute album, featuring Chris Cornell, due in April

Following Chris Cornell's death last May, it was revealed that the late Soundgarden frontman had contributed to a forthcoming Johnny Cash tribute album. Now, the details of the collection have been announced. Titled Johnny Cash: Forever Words, the album features contemporary artists setting the country icon's poetry, lyrics and letters to music. It'll arrive on April 6. Cornell recorded a piece called "You Never Knew My Mind." Other musicians who contributed to Forever Words include Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Jewel, plus modern country artists Kacey Musgraves and Brad Paisley. Additionally, the album features Cash's daughter Rosanne Cash…

posted 2018/02/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock