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2018-02-06

Five Finger Death Punch announces co-headlining tour with Shinedown

Five Finger Death Punch will hit the road this spring on a co-headlining tour with Shinedown. The joint trek begins May 6 in Nashville, and will feature support from Starset and Bad Wolves. Visit FiveFingerDeathPunch.com for ticket info. Last December, Five Finger released their A Decade of Destruction greatest hits collection, featuring the new song "Trouble" and a cover of The Offspring's "Gone Away." The band's next original album, the follow-up to 2015's Got Your Six, is due out this spring. Shinedown, meanwhile, has also been working on a new album, their first since 2015's Threat to Survival. That disc…

posted 2018/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

A Perfect Circle's upcoming album references deaths of David Bowie, Carrie Fisher

A Perfect Circle's long-awaited new album, titled Eat the Elephant, will finally arrive on April 20. In addition to the political and religious overtones of songs that have already been released, Eat the Elephant references the deaths of David Bowie, Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher and boxing legend Muhammad Ali. "I think it was a big curveball for a lot of people to have that concentration of celebrities, people that are iconic, exit," vocalist Maynard James Keenan tells Rolling Stone. "I'm sure it's happened in prior generations -- all of a sudden, an exodus -- but the immediacy of social media made it…

posted 2018/02/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-02-05

AWOLNATION books "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" performance

AWOLNATION is bringing the runts to late night. The band will perform on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Tuesday, February 6. Singer Aaron Bruno and company released their new album, Here Come the Runts, last Friday. The record, the third studio effort from the band, features the singles "Passion" and "Handyman." AWOLNATION will kick off a headlining tour in support of Here Come the Runts February 10 in Toronto. Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

In This Moment adds Witching Hour tour dates

In This Moment's Witching Hour just got a bit longer. The theatrical rockers have added a new batch of dates to their North American tour, starting April 8 in Boise, Idaho. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 9 via InThisMomentOfficial.com. The new shows follow In This Moment's current headlining run, which concludes February 18 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In This Moment is touring in support of their new album Ritual, which features the lead single "Oh Lord," as well as a cover of the Phil Collins classic "In the Air Tonight." Here are In This Moment's new Witching Hour…

posted 2018/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

San Francisco Giants announce sixth annual Metallica night

Metallica will once again team up with the San Francisco Giants for the Major League Baseball team's sixth annual Metallica Night. The Bay Area metal legends will perform the national anthem and throw out the first pitch before their hometown Giants take on the visiting Washington Nationals in AT&T Park on April 23. Additionally, Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett will participate in a VIP panel before the game to discuss the band's upcoming The $5.98 EP -- Garage Days Re-Revisited reissue, which arrives on April 13. A portion of the proceeds from Metallica Night will benefit the band's charity,…

posted 2018/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

A Perfect Circle announces new album, "Eat the Elephant"; listen to track "TalkTalk" now

Well, at least one Maynard James Keenan band will definitely be releasing a long-awaited new album in 2018. A Perfect Circle has announced that their fourth full-length studio outing is called Eat the Elephant, and will be released April 20. Eat the Elephant features the previously released tracks "The Doomed" and "Disillusioned," as well as a new song called "TalkTalk," which you can listen to now on YouTube. The new album is A Perfect Circle's last album since 2004's eMOTIVe. In a statement, Keenan says he's "extremely excited" the band's 14-year recording hiatus is over, but he's even more pumped…

posted 2018/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Smashing Pumpkins reunion lineup confirmed?

A leaked photoshoot may have revealed the lineup for the Smashing Pumpkins reunion. The photos, obtained by AlternativeNation.net, show original Pumpkins Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, as well as guitarist Jeff Schroeder, who's been in the band since 2007. The lineup has yet to be officially confirmed, but Corgan acknowledged the rumors with a photo of himself wearing a fuzzy hat on Instagram. "ANOTHER leaked photo, this one of me in a funny hat. WTF?" Corgan wrote in the caption. "I think if you look closely enough you'll see [Led Zeppelin bass player] John Paul Jones hiding in…

posted 2018/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Garbage's Shirley Manson to receive Icon Award at 2018 "NME" Awards

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson will be honored with the Icon Award at the 2018 NME Awards, which will be held in London February 14. "I am quite shocked but delighted to be recognized by NME with this award," says Manson. "I read it religiously as a young teen and well into adulthood, back when it was still a broadsheet, learning so much between its pages about music and the trailblazing artists who filled its pages." "Garbage gave us some of the defining singles of the '90s, and Shirley set a template for being a fearless straight-talker that has influenced countless…

posted 2018/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Megadeth is "working on new material"; hopes to live up to "gold standard" of "Dystopia"

Megadeth is celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, but the thrash icons won't be slowing down any time soon. In fact, bassist David Ellefson tells ABC Radio that the band is currently "working on new material." "[We're] collecting riffs and lyrics and ideas," Ellefson says. The new music will follow Megadeth's 2016 album, Dystopia, which was a big success for the band: it debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and the title track won them their first Grammy award after 11 previous nominations. "We're thrilled that our fans loved Dystopia so much," Ellefson says. "I think it kinda…

posted 2018/02/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-02-02

Listen to the incendiary title track from Judas Priest's upcoming album, "Firepower"

Judas Priest has treated fans to another rocking taste of its forthcoming studio album, Firepower, as the disc's title track and lead cut can be heard now at the legendary metal band's official VEVO YouTube channel. "Firepower" is a hard-driving homage to military might that showcases Judas Priest's classic heavy metal sound in all its headbanging glory. As previously reported, the Firepower album will be released on March 9, and Judas Priest has made available a variety of music and merch bundles, plus various collectibles, via a PledgeMusic webpage. Among the special items being sold is a limited-edition silver-colored cassette of…

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

From Ashes to New announces new album, "The Future"; listen to new single "Crazy" now

Are you ready for The Future of From Ashes to New? That's the name of the band's sophomore album, which will arrive on April 20. For a preview of The Future, you can listen to the album's lead single "Crazy," which is available now for digital download. From Ashes to New broke through with their 2016 debut album Day One, which spawned the singles "Through It All," "Lost and Alone" and "Breaking Now." Since then, the band has recruited a new vocalist, Danny Case, and drummer, Mat Madiro. From Ashes to New is currently on tour with 10 Years. Copyright…

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

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