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2018-05-10

Trial set for doctor accused of causing late 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts' death

The trial for Dr. Richard Snellgrove, an Alabama doctor accused of causing the death of former 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts, is set to begin this Friday, May 11 in Mobile, Alabama, according to Mississippi's Sun Herald. Snellgrove faces 13 counts of improperly prescribing the opioid fentanyl and other drugs to Roberts, who died at age 38 in August 2016 of a fentanyl overdose. Prosecutors will argue that Snellgrove prescribed these drugs to Roberts despite knowing the musician's history of addiction. According to the Sun Herald, prosecutors plan to use a text exchange between Roberts and Snellgrove in May…

posted 2018/05/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nine Inch Nails announces North American tour; new album "Bad Witch" due in June

We've got a new tour, and new music, on the way from Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor and company will embark on a North American tour this fall. The trek, dubbed the Cold and Black and Infinite tour, begins September 13 in Phoenix and concludes with a four-night stand at the Palladium in Los Angeles from December 7 to December 12. In an effort to thwart scalpers, you'll only be able to buy tickets to the tour in person at the venue's physical box office starting next Saturday, May 19. For all information, visit NIN.com/Tickets2018. Along with the tour, Nine…

posted 2018/05/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Five Finger Death Punch premieres goofy "Sham Pain" video

Five Finger Death Punch has released the video for the single "Sham Pain," a track from the band's forthcoming album And Justice for None. The goofy clip begins with frontman Ivan Moody barbecuing outside an RV, and ends with the whole band dancing in front of a taco truck. You can watch it now via YouTube. Speaking about the making of the video, guitarist Zoltan Bathory says, "It was a simple process: We lit the set on fire and then made our poor director Rob Anderson's artistic sense into a piñata. Whatever he could salvage became the music video." And…

posted 2018/05/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nine Inch Nails announces North American tour; new EP "Bad Witch" due in June

We've got a new tour, and new music, on the way from Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor and company will embark on a North American tour this fall. The trek, dubbed the Cold and Black and Infinite tour, begins September 13 in Phoenix and concludes with a four-night stand at the Palladium in Los Angeles from December 7 to December 12. In an effort to thwart scalpers, you'll only be able to buy tickets to the tour in person at the venue's physical box office starting next Saturday, May 19. For all information, visit NIN.com/Tickets2018. Along with the tour, Nine…

posted 2018/05/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Lamb of God's Randy Blythe pays tribute to Slayer: the "new 'Free Bird'"

Slayer will kick off their farewell tour tonight in San Diego, and Lamb of God will help the thrash legends say goodbye as the trek's opening act.  Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe realizes that some fans are upset that Slayer is hanging it up, but he understands the band's decision. "[Vocalist/bassist] Tom Araya's had neck surgery and stuff," Blythe tells ABC Radio. "He's sacrificed a physical part of his body to this career, and it's, like, 'Dude, let the man relax. They put in 30 years. Let 'em chill.'" Still, Blythe is plenty emotional about the end of Slayer.…

posted 2018/05/10 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-05-09

Rock and Goal! Robert Plant performs at favorite soccer team's end-of-season awards ceremony

Robert Plant showed a whole lotta love for his favorite soccer club, the Wolverhampton Wanderers, when he gave a surprise performance at the team's end-of-season awards dinner Tuesday night in Telford, U.K. The Shropshire Star reports that the Led Zeppelin legend helped kick off the festivities by singing his old band's classic, "Whole Lotta Love." Plant then introduced the members of the team, commonly known as the Wolves, as the evening's house band played the club's adopted anthem, the 1969 reggae instrumental "The Liquidator." The Wolves had much to celebrate this season, as they easily won the English Football League…

posted 2018/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pearl Jam's Mike McCready teams up with KT Tunstall to cover Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down"

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has teamed up with "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" singer KT Tunstall for a cover of the Tom Petty classic "I Won't Back Down." You can download the track now via digital outlets. McCready handles guitar and backing vocals on the cover, while Tunstall sings lead vocals. The track also features Leah Julius of the Seattle band Thunderpussy on drums. The trio wanted to record "I Won't Back Down" to "serve as a loud shout of support to all the people all over the world marching, protesting and standing up for justice and equality."…

posted 2018/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Foo Fighters try to get kid drummer to leave the stage during Nashville show

Following KISS Guy's guitar heroics and even John Travolta, Foo Fighters may have found their most endearing live guest: a kid drummer who refuses to leave the stage. During the Foos' show in Nashville last week, Dave Grohl invited a leather jacket-clad kid he dubbed "Little Fonzie" on stage to play drums. Little Fonzie delighted Grohl and the crowd his drumming skills...but then he kept playing. And playing. After about three full drum solos, Grohl said, "Hey Little Fonzie, can I have my concert back?" Finally, Little Fonzie's dad intervened, and led him from behind the kit. Still not satisfied,…

posted 2018/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: Shinedown shares 14-minute mini-doc on "ATTENTION ATTENTION"

Shinedown has released a mini documentary about the making of the band's new album, ATTENTION ATTENTION. The 14-minute video is streaming now on YouTube. The doc mainly focuses on bassist Eric Bass' approach to producing ATTENTION ATTENTION, as well as the band's mindset going into recording the album. "I had a really, really rough spot happen to me after we toured [2012's] Amaryllis," says frontman Brent Smith in the film. "I had just some emotional and some mental issues pop up, and they kinda got the best of me again." "But we all had to kinda build each other back…

posted 2018/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Smashing Pumpkins add dates to Shiny and Oh So Bright tour; Metric to open

Smashing Pumpkins have added a trio of Canadian tour dates to their Shiny and Oh So Bright tour: August 9 in London, Ontario, September 8 in Calgary, Alberta and September 9 in Edmonton, Alberta. Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, May 14 at 10 a.m. local time via SmashingPumpkins.com. In more Canadian-related news, the Pumpkins have announced that Toronto rockers Metric will be opening for them for select dates on the tour. The Shiny and Oh So Bright tour begins July 12 in Glendale, Arizona. It's the first live Pumpkins run in nearly 20 years to feature founding members…

posted 2018/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Evanescence, Hayley Williams & more auctioning gear for Girls Rock Camp Alliance charity

Evanescence and Paramore's Hayley Williams are among the artists donating gear to an auction benefiting Girls Rock Camp Alliance, an organization supporting music educations programs for female, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth. Amy Lee's band is contributing guitar pedals that they've used on stage and in the studio to the auction, while Williams is donating microphones. Other artists taking part include Heart's Nancy Wilson, Lita Ford, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, Marian Hill, and Lady Gaga. The auction launches this Thursday, May 10 via Reverb.com. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Billie Joe Armstrong's band The Longshot postpones tour dates due to "serious family emergency"

Billie Joe Armstrong's new band The Longshot has postponed the remainder of the group's West Coast tour. According to an Instagram post from Armstrong, one of The Longshot members is dealing with a "very serious family emergency." "We love you all and we will be back," the Green Day frontman writes. "Please send good vibes to each other." The Longshot's West Coast run was booked through a May 15 show in Portland, Oregon. They're expected to launch an East Coast trek starting May 22 in New York City. Prior to the postponements, The Longshot was firing on all cylinders: since…

posted 2018/05/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock