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JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars lead 60th Annual Grammy nominations

JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars have reason to celebrate today.  They're all among the leading nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, announced this morning on CBS This Morning with help from singer Andra Day. JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, including Album of the Year for 4:44 and Record of the Year for "The Story of O.J."  Kendrick Lamar is next with seven: his album DAMN. is also up for Album of the Year, and his song "HUMBLE." got a nod for Record of the year.  Bruno Mars received six nods, including "24K Magic" for Record of the Year…

posted 2017/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Dave Grohl will make it a lucky 13 total appearances on "Saturday Night Live" next month

Foo Fighters have been booked as the musical guest on the December 16 installment of Saturday Night Live, but the band and Dave Grohl have been on so many times that they might as well be regular cast members. According to NBC, this will be Foo Fighters' seventh time on SNL as a musical guest.  The only other rock band that's been on the show more often as a musical guest has been Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. But the December 16th episode will mark Grohl's 13th appearance overall, according to NBC.  That counts his appearances with Foo Fighters, with…

posted 2017/11/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Report: Courtney Love to testify on behalf of Frances Bean in Kurt Cobain guitar ownership battle

Last year, word came that Frances Bean Cobain and her estranged husband, Isaiah Silva, were arguing over ownership of Kurt Cobain's Martin D-18E guitar, which the late Nirvana frontman famously played during the band's MTV Unplugged performance.  Well, the ex-couple is still fighting about it -- and now, mom is getting involved. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Frances plans to call her mom Courtney Love as a witness to testify about the guitar, which Silva claims Frances gave him as a wedding present in 2014. The guitar is estimated to be worth more than a million bucks.…

posted 2017/11/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Lorde, Queens of the Stone Age among "Rolling Stone's" 50 Best Albums of 2017

It's the time again: Every publication is rolling out its year-end "Best of" lists, and Rolling Stone is leading the way with its rundown of the 50 Best Albums of 2017.  They include releases from Lorde, LCD Soundsystem, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters and more. The highest-ranking rock release is Lorde's Melodrama, produced by Bleachers' Jack Antonoff.  It comes in at #2 on the list, second only to Kendrick Lamar's DAMN.  Rolling Stone says of Lorde's album, "Its greatest achievement was making 21st century pop feel as genuinely intimate as as it did huge." U2's yet-to-be-released Songs of…

posted 2017/11/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Of Mice & Men set headlining tour, release title track of new album, "Defy"

Of Mice and Men's new album, Defy, arrives January 19, and the band has now announced a winter headlining tour, kicking off in February. The trek, featuring support from Blessthefall, Cane Hill and Fire From the Gods, starts February 1 in Santa Cruz, CA and runs through March 7 in San Diego, CA.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET local time. Meanwhile, the band has released the title track from Defy.  In a statement, vocalist and bassist Aaron Pauley says, "To defy means to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly. Our song 'Defy' is all…

posted 2017/11/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Rock on the Range 2018 lineup includes Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains & More

Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, and Alice In Chains will headline the 12th annual Rock on the Range lineup. The festival, scheduled for May 18, 19 and 20 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH, will feature close to 60 bands on three stages.  In a statement, Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell said, "We are looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range as a headliner this year and rocking out with all of you. Bring It!”  M. Shadows of AX7 added, "Rock On The Range is the undisputed champion of American rock festivals...It’s an honor to play at the top of…

posted 2017/11/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz is really excited for "The Last Jedi"

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz is a big Star Wars fan -- like, a really big Star Wars fan -- and he's very much looking forward to the next movie in the series, The Last Jedi. After watching the trailers many, many times, the bassist has some thoughts and theories about the film. First, like most of the internet, Wentz is a big fan of the adorable penguin-like porgs. "I'm glad that we're giving this generation their Ewoks with the porg," he tells ABC Radio. But continuing with the creature theme, Wentz wishes he had more footage of the mysterious…

posted 2017/11/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Record Store Day Black Friday vinyl releases include Chris Cornell, Rush, Gorillaz & more

Thanksgiving is approaching and so is the 2017 edition of Record Store Day's Black Friday event, held this year on November 24. As usual, a wide variety of cool limited-edition vinyl discs will be available exclusively in independent record stores, including releases by Chris Cornell, Rush, Gorillaz and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. The late Cornell's offering is a 12-inch EP titled Poncier, named after Matt Dillon's character in the 1992 grunge rom-com, Singles. The five-song collection, which includes the track "Seasons," will be available on vinyl and cassette with artwork by Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament. Gorillaz has a two-LP…

posted 2017/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo explains why the "Happy Hour" lyrics aren't "complete nonsense"

Weezer's current single, "Happy Hour," has some pretty strange lyrics, to be sure -- the song references Stevie Ray Vaughan, Monty Python, MIDI keyboards and more.  According to Rivers Cuomo, that's because the lyrics literally came to him off the top of his head. Cuomo tells Billboard that when it came time to write lyrics for "Happy Hour," he tried what he says is one of his favorite methods of songwriting: stream of consciousness. "It's like you're lying back on a couch in psychotherapy and you just have to say the next thing that comes into your mind," he explains. "Sometimes…

posted 2017/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

QOTSA headlining one-day London festival with Iggy Pop, Run the Jewels and more

Queens of the Stone Age are throwing a party in London next year, and they're bringing their pal Iggy Pop along for the fun. The band is organizing a one-day festival June 30 at London’s Finsbury Park.  In addition to Iggy, the lineup will include Run the Jewels and The Hives. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, December 1. Josh Homme joined Iggy on the Godfather of Punk's 2016 solo album Post Pop Depression. QOTSA's 2018 North American tour in support of their current album, Villains, will see the band playing with opening acts including Royal Blood, Wolf…

posted 2017/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

R.E.M. touring member's GoFundMe account raises over $94K for medical expenses

Scott McCaughey, who was part of R.E.M.'s touring band for nearly 20 years, recently suffered a stroke, but fans, family and friends have come through for him -- he's raised over $94,000 via a GoFundMe account to help pay his medical bills. The account was only set up Monday by the multi-instrumentalist's wife, Mary, with a goal of raising $75,000, but as of late Wednesday morning, nearly $95,000 had been donated.  "As many of you know, Scott McCaughey has suffered a major stroke and is receiving treatment in San Francisco," reads a message on the GoFundMe page. "To all of…

posted 2017/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

We Salute You: Private funeral for AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young to be held Tuesday in Sydney

Family and friends will bid a final farewell to AC/DC's Malcolm Young this Tuesday. The late guitarist and AC/DC co-founder's funeral will be November 28 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, according to Australia's News.com.au.  The website reveals that the funeral will be private and that the Young family has requested that the event not be broadcast. The service will be held the same day as the ARIA Awards, Australia's equivalent to the Grammys. The ceremony likely will feature a salute to Malcolm, as well as to his brother George Young, who died last month at age 70 and was…

posted 2017/11/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock