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2017-09-22

Watch Green Day play Global Citizen Festival, Billie Joe Armstrong perform on "The Tonight Show"

Green Day is gearing up for a busy weekend in New York City. Tonight, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is performing on NBC's The Tonight Show, and Saturday, the punk trio will play the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park.  On The Tonight Show, Armstrong will perform Green Day's song "Ordinary World," the closing track off of the band's new album, Revolution Radio. The Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC. As for the Global Citizen Festival, you can watch the concert live online via GlobalCitizen.org beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 23. The event's lineup also includes…

posted 2017/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters earn number-one debut in the UK with "Concrete and Gold"

The new Foo Fighters album Concrete and Gold debuts at number one on the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart. Concrete and Gold gives Dave Grohl and company their fourth number one album in the U.K., following 2002's One By One, 2007's Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace and 2011's Wasting Light. In the U.S., only Wasting Light reached the top of the Billboard 200. Concrete and Gold also features a guest spot from one of the U.K.'s biggest stars: Sir Paul McCartney. The album is also on pace to debut at number one in the U.S. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2017/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch JAY-Z pay tribute to Chester Bennington with "Numb/Encore" performance

JAY-Z paid tribute to Chester Bennington during his appearance on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Friday with a performance of "Numb/Encore," a track from the rapper's collaborative EP with Linkin Park, Collision Course. "Dedicating this song to Chester," Jay declared before launching into the 2004 hit. You can watch the performance now on YouTube. During a show in London this past August, his first show following Bennington's death in July, Jay also honored the late musician with a performance of "Numb/Encore." "Please make some noise so he can hear you all the way in heaven tonight," the rapper declared.…

posted 2017/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Billy Corgan says he's "in the dark as much as anybody" regarding potential Smashing Pumpkins reunion

On the Smashing Pumpkins' tour last year, frontman Billy Corgan reunited with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and guitarist James Iha, leading to speculation that the band's original lineup, which also included bassist D'arcy Wretzky, might reunite. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Corgan admits that the idea of a reunion tour has been "knocked about," put nothing has been set in stone. "There's certainly gears that turn and things get waved around," he says. "But until it's inked, I'm in the dark as much as anybody." "But I'll say this and I mean it: If we never play a note…

posted 2017/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: Asking Alexandria dives "Into the Fire" with new song; new album due in December

The second Danny Worsnop era of Asking Alexandria has begun. The band has released a new song titled "Into the Fire," their first track since their founding frontman rejoined the group last fall. You can download "Into the Fire" now via digital outlets. The new single is also accompanied by a Sin City-inspired video, which is streaming now on YouTube. "Into the Fire" is the first single from the next Asking Alexandria album. The currently untitled effort will be released December 15. Worsnop left Asking Alexandria in January 2015, saying that he wanted "what's best for the band and at…

posted 2017/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch a relationship collapse in Bush's "Lost in You" video

Bush has premiered the video for their song "Lost in You," a track from the band's new album, Black and White Rainbows. You can watch the moody clip now on YouTube. The video follows a relationship between a woman and frontman Gavin Rossdale, from the good times to the devastatingly bad. Rossdale has previously stated that his divorce from No Doubt's Gwen Stefani in 2015 influenced the lyrics on Black and White Rainbows. Black and White Rainbows was released this past March. Bush is currently touring the U.K. in support of the album. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2017/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bring Me the Horizon's Jordan Fish assures you that he's not competing on "Dancing with the Stars"

If you fall in the middle of the Venn diagram that includes "Bring Me the Horizon fans" and "Dancing with the Stars viewers," then you might've done a double-take when you heard the celebrity cast list. However, contestant Jordan Fisher, known for his role in Hamilton, is, in fact, a different person from BMTH keyboardist Jordan Fish, who's ready to put an end to the confusion. When his Twitter handle was tagged in a tweet about Dancing with the Stars, Fish responded, "Not this again...I AM NOT ON DANCING WITH THE STARS." Fish did decide the stir the pot a…

posted 2017/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Sleeping with Sirens earns a new audience with "Legends" and new album, "Gossip": Kellin Quinn's parents

The new Sleeping with Sirens album, Gossip, featuring the lead single "Legends," arrives today. As frontman Kellin Quinn tells ABC Radio, he wanted to write "Legends" because he felt "we all need a little bit of hope in this world that we live in right now." "I think that idea of being legendary is something that we all aspire to be," says Quinn. Along with an inspirational message, "Legends" also introduced a new, poppier element to the Sleeping with Sirens sound. That "universal" sound has not only brought the band-new radio success, but also a new audience: Quinn's parents. "My…

posted 2017/09/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-09-21

Blink-182, members of A7X, Korn, System of a Down & more to play Chester Bennington memorial show

When Linkin Park announced their upcoming memorial show for Chester Bennington, the band said  they'd be joined by special guests during the concert. Now, a number of those guests have been revealed. Among those joining Linkin Park at the show are Blink-182, M. Shadows and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn's Jonathan Davis, and System of a Down's Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan. The guest list also features Bring Me the Horizon's Oli Sykes and Yellowcard's Ryan Key, plus rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who was scheduled to open for Linkin Park on their summer tour, and pop singer…

posted 2017/09/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to previously unreleased Stone Temple Pilots song, "Only Dying"

The upcoming reissue of Stone Temple Pilots' 1992 debut album, Core, will feature the previously unreleased song titled "Only Dying." Ahead of the collection's arrival next week, you can listen to the track now via RollingStone.com. "That song was a little bit of a different direction for us," bassist Robert DeLeo tells Rolling Stone. "It was based more off jazz-type chordings. As a songwriter, I wanted to spark people into different directions." "I remember [frontman] Scott [Weiland] really wanted to redo the song and quite honestly, the guitar tone we chose on that...I don't know what I was thinking," guitarist…

posted 2017/09/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Charlottesville benefit concert, featuring Dave Matthews Band & Cage the Elephant, to stream live online

This weekend's A Concert for Charlottesville benefit show will stream live online. To tune in, visit MusicandUnity.tumblr.com at 5:55 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 24. The concert will be hosted by Charlottesville natives Dave Matthews Band, and will feature performances from Cage the Elephant, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, The Roots, and country singer Chris Stapleton. A Concert for Charlottesville will promote "music and unity" in response to the violence that occurred in the Virginia city during a white nationalist rally in August. The event is free to residents of Charlottesville and the University…

posted 2017/09/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Sully Erna says next Godsmack album has "more of a commercial aspect"

Godsmack is currently working on their next album, and frontman Sully Erna has revealed that the band is taking a surprising direction with the new material. "They have a lot more of a commercial aspect to 'em so far," Erna tells FaceCulture of their new songs. "There's some stuff in there that definitely will service the core fan base of Godsmack. But we also felt that it's time to expand a little bit." Erna adds that the band doesn't want to keep making the same kind of album. "The way I see it is, we're taking the first 20 years…

posted 2017/09/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock