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2018-05-07

Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland drops two new songs; solo album due out in August

Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has released two new, electronic-heavy solo songs: a seven-minute single called "Matadors and Daughters," and an 11-minute instrumental "Arcturus." Both tracks are streaming now via RollingStone.com. The two songs are the first previews of Borland's forthcoming solo album Astral Hand, which, according to Rolling Stone, is due in August. Borland describes the album as "a soundtrack hovering somewhere between soundscape and post rock for a nonexistent film." Astral Hand will be the follow-up to Borland's 2016 solo debut, Crystal Machete. If you need more Wes Borland in your life, the musician will be performing a four-hour…

posted 2018/05/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Cliff Burton documentary "The Salvation Kingdom," narrated by late Metallica bassist's sister, streaming online now

A new documentary about late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton called The Salvation Kingdom is streaming now online. You can watch the 90-minute film, narrated by the musician's older sister Connie Burton, now on YouTube. In the film, Connie talks about her brother's childhood, hobbies and his faith. The title The Salvation Kingdom is a reference to a quote from poet and theologian Paul Gerhardt, which can be heard in the Metallica song "To Live Is to Die," which appears on the album ...And Justice for All.  Metallica wrote the song as a tribute to Cliff, and it features riffs he…

posted 2018/05/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch surviving members of Mother Love Bone play first show in eight years

The surviving members of the grunge band Mother Love Bone -- Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament, plus guitarist Bruce Fairweather and drummer Greg Gilmore -- reunited over the weekend at a Seattle charity event to play their first live show together in eight years. "It's so touching for the band, for all of us, to have you guys care about these songs still," Gossard told the crowd prior to the 15-song set. You can watch fan-shot footage of the performance now on YouTube. During the show, lead vocals were handled by local Seattle singers Om Johari and Shawn…

posted 2018/05/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Arctic Monkeys announce "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino" pop-up shops

Arctic Monkeys will launch a series of pop-up shops around the world later this week to celebrate the release of their new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. The stores, which will offer "unique and limited album and merchandise items," will be open in New York City, Sydney, Paris, Berlin and Tokyo, as well as the band's hometown of Sheffield, England. Visit ArcticMonkeys.com for more info. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, the follow-up to 2013's AM, arrives in full and without any advance singles this Friday, May 11. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/05/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Godsmack grabs top-10 "Billboard" 200 debut with "When Legends Rise"

Godsmack earns their seventh top-10 Billboard 200 debut with the new album When Legends Rise. The seventh studio effort from the Massachusetts rockers moved a total of 40,000 equivalent album units, 36,000 of which were traditional album sales. Prior to When Legends Rise, Godsmack peaked in the top 10 with 2000's Awake, 2003's Faceless, 2006's IV, 2010's The Oracle and 2014's 1000hp, as well as the 2004 EP The Other Side. Faceless, IV and The Oracle all debuted at number one. When Legends Rise features the lead single "Bulletproof." Godsmack will hit the road in support of the album on a…

posted 2018/05/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to "Westworld's" sitar version of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army"

Sunday night's episode of Westworld featured another one of the show's signature rock song reworkings: a sitar version of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army." You can listen to the track streaming now on YouTube. Prior to the "Seven Nation Army" cover, the season two trailer for Westworld featured an orchestral version of the Nirvana classic "Heart-Shaped Box." The first season of the HBO sci-fi western included reworked renditions of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun," The Rolling Stones' "Paint It, Black" and Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees," among others. The covers are arranged by series composer Ramin Djawadi, who also does the…

posted 2018/05/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Tenacious D reportedly working on "The Pick of Destiny" sequel

A sequel to the Tenacious D's 2006 movie The Pick of Destiny is apparently in the works. According to Billboard, Jack Black revealed during the D's set at Atlanta's Shaky Knees festival over the weekend that a new film from the comedy-rock duo is due out in October. "I don't know where you'll be able to see it, but we have decided that it's happening and it's coming out," Black reportedly told the crowd. Starring Black and band mate Kyle Gass, The Pick of Destiny tells Tenacious D's fictional origin story, which involves a magical guitar pick and Dave Grohl…

posted 2018/05/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Metallica members cover "The Final Countdown" in Sweden

During Metallica's European tour, bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett have been playing a number of surprising covers during their annual "doodle" segment. That tradition continued Saturday night in Stockholm with the duo taking on "The Final Countdown" by Sweden's native sons, Europe. As with most of the doodle covers, Trujillo handled lead vocals, while Hammett's guitar replicated the track's iconic keyboard riff. You can watch official footage of the performance now on YouTube. Other Trujillo and Hammett covers on the European tour include a performance of a-ha's "Take on Me" in Oslo, Norway, as well as a famous…

posted 2018/05/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez confirms return to Amory Wars concept for next album

On Coheed and Cambria's most recent album, 2015's The Color Before the Sun, the band took a break from their long-running Amory Wars concept, a sci-fi storyline that's been told continually throughout their discography. But speaking with ABC Radio, frontman Claudio Sanchez confirms that Coheed's next album, due out later this year, will be returning to the concept. "The next record is actually the first part of a pentalogy inside the Amory Wars," Sanchez explains, "pentalogy" being a fancy word for a five-part story. He adds that, chronologically, the new album follows the events of Coheed's 2007 effort, Good Apollo, I'm…

posted 2018/05/07 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-05-04

Pearl Jam bassist isn't "sure where the band's at" with new album

Earlier this year, Pearl Jam released a new single called "Can't Deny Me" and confirmed that the band's next album was in the works.  But now it doesn't seem like that album will be arriving any time soon. "I'm not sure where we're at, I'm not sure where the band's at," bassist Jeff Ament tells NME of the new record. "Things got busy with tour dates and that sort of stuff." "I wish I had an update for you," he adds. Pearl Jam's most recent album is 2013's Lightning Bolt. While you wait for the new record, Ament is releasing a…

posted 2018/05/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Thirty Seconds to Mars' Monolith tour will be the "biggest, most ambitious tour of the year," says Jared Leto

This summer, Thirty Seconds to Mars will embark on their Monolith North American tour in support their new album, America. In case you couldn't tell from its title, frontman Jared Leto promises that the Monolith trek will be the "biggest, most ambitious tour of the year." "Or of our lives, I should say," he tells Billboard. "We're playing the biggest venues, we have massive production," Leto continues. "It's ambitious in terms of the size of scope, the creative elements and the places that we're playing. We're incredibly excited about it -- it's really fun to have a summer in the…

posted 2018/05/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Tool album update: drums tracked

As we slowly approach what feels like 10,000 days since Tool released their 2006 album 10,000 Days, the enigmatic rockers have shared a quick update regarding the progress of their long-awaited new album. The good news: drum tracking is done! On the band's Facebook, Tool has posted a photo from the recording studio "to celebrate the completion of the drum tracking." The post adds, "Other than a segue." While completing drum tracking doesn't sound like that big a deal, this is Tool and the new Chinese Democracy we're talking about, so any nugget of progress is encouraging. Fresh off the…

posted 2018/05/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock