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2018-02-02

Official Led Zeppelin book to be published in October, available for pre-order now

New details have been revealed about the recently reported official Led Zeppelin book that will be published this year in honor of the 50th anniversary of the band's formation. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin will be released in October and is available for pre-order now at RealArtPress.com. The illustrated 368-page volume will feature plenty of previously unseen photos of Led Zeppelin -- captured onstage, during candid moments and in the recording studio -- as well as artwork and memorabilia from the group's archives. The book is being produced in collaboration with surviving Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and…

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

Ghost's next album will explore "death," "doom" and "medieval times"

Ghost is currently working on a new album, and frontman Tobias Forge, who performs under the name Papa Emeritus, has shared a few details about Swedish metallers' fourth full-length offering. "It is loosely themed around the concept of death and doom," Forge tells Revolver. "It's a themed album around medieval times, but it's definitely clinging onto a lot of very current things." He adds that the album will make a connection between the times of the infamous Black Death plague and today's "online mannerisms." "In many ways, we've gone back a few steps because now it's closer to how it was…

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

Weezer's "The Black Album" coming in May

Weezer's The Black Album will arrive this year. Originally intended as the follow-up to 2016's The White Album, the 12th studio effort from Rivers Cuomo and company will be released May 25. Cuomo revealed the news during an interview on Australia's Double J radio station. He explained that Weezer started working on The Black Album after finishing The White Album, but they then started drifting towards another batch of songs, which became the band's 2017 release, Pacific Daydream. Compared to the summery Pacific Daydream, The Black Album, as its title suggests, will have a darker tone. "I don't gravitate towards super dark…

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Radiohead's Thom Yorke contributes new music to fashion label film

New music from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is featured in a new short film produced by fashion label Rag & Bone. The film is titled Why Can't We Get Along, and stars Baby Driver's Ansel Elgort and Kate Mara of House of Cards. Yorke's score is a mostly electronic instrumental, with brief instances of the musician singing the line "Why can't we get along." According to the description of the film, the music is supposed to create a "feeling of friction, which is paralleled by the movement of the cast of characters." This isn't the first time Rag & Bone…

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Incubus planning "four unique sets" for rescheduled Vegas residency

Last October, Incubus was scheduled to play a five-show residency at The Joint in Las Vegas, but the run was postponed after the city was stuck by the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history on October 1. The rescheduled, now four-show residency will finally kick off tonight, February 2. "It just seemed like...it didn't even seem like it, it just was the right thing to do," frontman Brandon Boyd tells ABC Radio of the decision to postpone the shows. "To just take a moment and step back and have just a moment of silence, I suppose." "It was a tough…

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

2018-02-01

Ozzy Osbourne's "World Detour" reality series with son Jack renewed for third season

All aboard another round of Ozzy & Jack's World Detour. According to Deadline, the reality travel series starring Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack has been renewed for a third season. The series, which originally premiered in 2016, stars Ozzy and Jack visiting different historical and unique sites around the U.S.  Season two's adventures included deep-sea fishing in Key West, Florida and dog sledding in Alaska.  The first season featured the Black Sabbath frontman's return to The Alamo after his infamous arrest for public intoxication at the landmark in 1982. Season three of Ozzy & Jack's World Detour will include…

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Dan Auerbach finds himself "Up on a Mountain of Love" on new song

If you're putting together a Valentine's Day playlist, Dan Auerbach has a song for you. The Black Keys frontman has released a new track called "Up on a Mountain of Love," which you can listen to now via YouTube. "This song was inspired by new love," Auerbach tells Entertainment Weekly, adding that the track "appeared out of thin air." "Up on a Mountain of Love" is accompanied by an animated video, which finds a young couple enjoying a walk alongside a whole bunch of woodland critters. "The animation allowed us to be as magical as possible and that was our…

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Tremonti announces new album, "A Dying Machine"

Tremonti has announced the details of their next album. The fourth studio effort from Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti's band is called A Dying Machine, and will be released later this year. A Dying Machine will be the follow-up to Tremonti's 2016 album, Dust. Meanwhile, Tremonti's Alter Bridge band mate Myles Kennedy will release his debut solo album, Year of the Tiger, on March 9. As for Alter Bridge themselves, they're aiming to release their next album in 2019. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Listen to Frances Bean Cobain sing "Hallelujah"

As the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, it should come as no surprise that Frances Bean Cobain has a voice of her own. She proves that in a new Instagram video featuring her singing an a capella rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah." Frances is primarily a visual artist, but she dabbles in music as well. Back in 2016, she shared a cover of Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle." As for "Hallelujah," in the last year, the song has became associated with another grunge icon who took his own life: Chris Cornell. The late Chester Bennington sang…

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Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda schedules first solo show following Chester Bennignton's death

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has announced his first solo show, following Chester Bennington's death last July. He'll be playing this year's Japan's Summer Sonic festival, held August 18-19. Last week, Shinoda released a three-song EP titled Post Traumatic, which dealt with his grief over Bennignton's death. "Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead," Shinoda said of the EP. "I don't know where this path goes, but I'm grateful I get to share it with you." Shinoda last performed alongside the rest of Linkin Park during…

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Introducing Foozer: Watch Foo Fighters cover KISS with Rivers Cuomo in Australia

This week, Foo Fighters wrapped up an Australian tour with support from Weezer in Melbourne. To celebrate the end of the run, Dave Grohl and company invited Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo onstage to perform the KISS classic "Detroit Rock City" with them. For the performance, Cuomo handled lead vocals, while Grohl played the role of the guitar-shredding hype man. You can watch fan-shot footage of the collaboration now via YouTube. Weezer also tweeted a photo of Cuomo rehearsing with the Foos. "Absurd amounts of rock," they wrote in the caption. "More rock than can be comprehended." "Foozer" will play one…

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Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz says "M A N I A's" number-one debut is a "testament to [their] fanbase"; feels "vindicated" for delaying album

Thanks to their new album M A N I A, Fall Out Boy now has a total of four number-one Billboard 200 albums in their career. Speaking with Billboard, bassist Pete Wentz says that M A N I A's number-one debut is a "testament to our fanbase." "They've been very loyal," Wentz says. "I don't think we're an easy, popular act to swallow. It's just because they go out and buy the record. There's no other ginormous campaign. I think it’s just a testament to them more than anything." Wentz tries not to put too much stock in sales figures…

posted 2018/02/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock