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2017-05-24

Mastodon's Brent Hinds gets married

Congratulations to Mastodon's Brent Hinds, who recently got married to his fiancée, Raísa Moreno. The guitarist posted photos of the wedding on his Instagram Tuesday. "It was a great and beautiful day with my new mother in law and my now wife," Hinds writes in the caption. Hinds proposed to Moreno on stage last month during Mastodon's show in Birmingham, Alabama, the guitarist's home state. Last weekend, Mastodon wrapped up a U.S. tour in support of their new album, Emperor of Sand. The band will be touring Europe this summer. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Live to perform at Rocklahoma in place of Soundgarden

Live will perform at Rocklahoma this Saturday in place of Soundgarden, who had been announced to headline the festival prior to the unexpected death of Chris Cornell. "Although we all wish it were under different circumstances with regard to the passing of the incomparable Chris Cornell, Live is honored and excited to perform at Rocklahoma this weekend," says frontman Ed Kowalczyk in a statement. "Chris and Soundgarden will forever inspire us and we'll do our best to celebrate and express our sincere gratitude for everything they have given us with our concert." Rocklahoma will also stage a "brief tribute" to Cornell…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Rivers Cuomo stars in Japanese clothing commercial

Rivers Cuomo stars in a Japanese commercial for the clothing brand Uniqlo. The ad, which is streaming now on YouTube, finds the Weezer frontman strumming an acoustic guitar and singing in Japanese. Also in the commercial is Cuomo's Scott & Rivers band mate Scott Murphy. Scott & Rivers released their sophomore album of songs sang almost entirely in Japanese last month. In other Weezer-related news, actor Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler in the hit Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things, sings and plays along to Weezer's breakthrough single "Buddy Holly" on this week's episode of Lip Sync Battle. You can…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Matt Bellamy teases "Origin of Muse" reissue collection

Muse is planning to reissue their first two albums, 1999's Showbiz and 2001's Origin of Symmetry, in a new collection titled Origin of Muse. Responding to a fan on Twitter, frontman Matt Bellamy says that Origin of Muse will include the "first two albums plus early demos and rare stuff." He also describes the collection as a "kind of autobiography of [our] music." In addition to looking back into the past, Muse is also looking towards their future with a new song called "Dig Down," which they premiered last week. Bellamy estimates that another new single will be arriving "later…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fans will be able to visit Chris Cornell's gravesite after private funeral

Although late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell's funeral Friday will be a private one, Cornell's attorney released a statement saying the public is welcome to visit the gravesite after 3 p.m. Cornell will be laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. No word yet on specific plans for public memorials. Cornell died Wednesday, May 17, after a Soundgarden show in Detroit. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office has determined that the cause of death was suicide by hanging, but Cornell's widow has suggested that prescription anti-anxiety medication may have contributed to his death. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

U2 performs new song on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

U2 stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night. The show was dedicated to the band as they sat for an unprecedented hour-long interview and performance that included a choir-backed version of the classic “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and a new and as-yet unreleased song called, "It's the Little Things That Give You Away." Host Jimmy Kimmel was clearly excited and mentioned during his monologue that he had just seen the band perform at the Rose Bowl. Kimmel joked, “I went to see U2 on Sunday night at the Rose Bowl. It was an incredible show.…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-05-23

Rob Zombie prepping "Astro-Creep: 2000" live album

At last fall's Riot Fest, Rob Zombie performed White Zombie's 1995 album Astro-Creep: 2000 in its entirety. If you missed out on the performance, have no fear -- the set is being mixed for a live album. "Mixing Astro-Creep live album with [producer Chris Harris]," Zombie writes on his Instagram. The post is accompanied with a video of a speaker pumping out his performance of the Astro-Creep track "Electric Head Pt. 2." Released in 1995, Astro-Creep: 2000 was White Zombie's final album, and spawned the singles "Super-Charge Heaven" and "More Human than Human." Zombie will be touring Europe this June…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: Corey Taylor searches for the perfect outfit in Stone Sour's "Song #3" video

Stone Sour has premiered the video for their new song "Song #3," a single from their forthcoming album Hydrograd. You can watch the clip now via StoneSour.com. The video stars frontman Corey Taylor trying to find the right outfit for a video shoot -- first he tries an '80s hair metal look, and then a wedding singer-esque tuxedo. Eventually, the rest of Stone Sour gets sick of his shenanigans, and leaves to rock the song while wearing their normal clothes. Realizing the folly of his ways, Taylor changes back to his usual attire and rejoins his band. Hydrograd will be…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Tom Morello shares playlist of his favorite Chris Cornell performances

Tom Morello has shared a playlist of his favorite Chris Cornell performances in honor of his former band mate, who died last week at age 52. The playlist, which you can check out via Morello's YouTube, includes a few signature Cornell songs, including Soundgarden's "Outshined," Audioslave's "Like a Stone," and Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike," plus a few deeper cuts. "Made a list of some of my favorite Chris Cornell videos -- from Soundgarden bada**ery, to epic Audioslave in Cuba, to acoustic duetting in a tiny Seattle night club," Morello writes in an Instagram post. "Enjoy and keep Chris…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Marilyn Manson appears in first official video for Elton John's "Tiny Dancer"

Music icon Elton John has revealed the first official music videos for three of his biggest hits, and the clip for the song "Tiny Dancer" features none other than Marilyn Manson. The video follows a variety of Los Angeles citizens as they drive around the City of Angels. One of the drivers happens to be Manson, who's sitting behind the wheel of a tour bus while petting a snake. It's all very on brand for the famed shock-rocker. Directed by Max Weiland, the "Tiny Dancer" video was a winner of Elton John's The Cut competition, which invited people to create…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Of Mice & Men's Aaron Pauley talks band's post-Austin Carlile era: "Music is how we actually deal with things

This week, Of Mice & Men dropped a new song called "Back to Me," the second track the band has released since frontman Austin Carlile left the group late last year, following "Unbreakable." Bassist Aaron Pauley, who now handles lead vocals in Of Mice & Men, explains that both tracks were written in the wake of Carlile's departure. "When Austin left the band, while fans might see that as a Wikipedia entry in the chronology of the band somewhere, that was a life event for us, this is our life," Pauley tells ABC Radio. "Music is how we actually deal…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-05-22

Tom DeLonge reflects on and hints at new Box Car Racer

Fifteen years ago, Blink-182's Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker released their first and only album as Box Car Racer. To commemorate the milestone, DeLonge reflects on the legacy of the self-titled record in an interview with Billboard. "It's a mainstream version of the post-hardcore and punk rock influences in my life, but it's also very artistic," DeLonge says. "I think we did something with the recording of that record that's never been done for the most part, where the variances and volume and sonic scope are just extreme." Box Car Racer was released in between Blink's 2001 album Take Off…

posted 2017/05/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock