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2018-01-18

Watch Krist Novoselic in a clip from the final season of "Portlandia"

The final season of the sketch show Portlandia -- created by and starring former Saturday Night Live cast-member Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinnney guitarist Carrie Brownstein -- premieres tonight. Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is one of the season's many guest stars, and you can watch a clip from his episode now on YouTube. In the sketch, Armisen plays an aging punk who wants to reunite his old hardcore band Riot Spray, made up of Novoselic, former Black Flag vocalist Henry Rollins, and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty. But when they get back together, Armisen's character soon realizes that his band mates have developed…

posted 2018/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-01-17

Josh Homme & Iggy Pop doc "American Valhalla" coming to DVD in March

Josh Homme and Iggy Pop's documentary American Valhalla will be released on DVD and digital formats on March 9. The film, co-directed by the Queens of the Stone Age frontman, tells the story behind Homme and Pop's collaborative album, 2016's Post Pop Depression, and its subsequent one-time-only tour. It premiered in theaters last summer. Meanwhile, Homme and Queens of the Stone Age will launch a North American tour next week in support of their latest album, Villains. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters, Lorde, The Killers & more nominated for "NME" Awards

Foo Fighters, Lorde and The Killers are among the nominees for the 2018 NME Awards, given out each year by British publication NME. Lorde leads the nominees with nods in four categories: Best International Solo Artist, Best Album for Melodrama, Best Track for "Green Light," and Best Live Artist. Foo Fighters and The Killers will compete for the Best International Band award, as will Paramore, The National, Haim and rap trio Migos. The Best British Band nominees include Alt-J, Bastille, The xx, The 1975, Wolf Alice and Kasabian. The Foos are also up for Best Festival Headliner, and The Killers'…

posted 2018/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Original Candlebox lineup to reunite for one-night-only show

The original Candlebox lineup is reuniting for a one-off show, which will take place July 21 at the Paramount Theatre in the band's hometown of Seattle. Alongside lead vocalist Kevin Martin, the original lineup consists of Peter Klett on guitar, Bardi Martin on bass and Scott Mercado on drums. During the show, Candlebox will be playing their entire 1993 self-titled debut album -- which featured the hit singles "You" and "Far Behind" -- in honor of its 25th anniversary. Martin is the only original Candlebox member still in the band. Over the years, the lineup has included Godsmack's Shannon Larkin…

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The Beautiful People: Is Johnny Depp joining Marilyn Manson's band?

Marilyn Manson's band could be adding a new member. The shock-rocker has suggested that actor and BFF Johnny Depp might be joining the group. "Johnny Depp is considering a position on guitar," Manson tweets. "Sound great?" Manson and Depp have performed together onstage before, and the actor plays guitar in the supergroup Hollywood Vampires along with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry. He also stars in the recently released videos for Manson's Heaven Upside Down songs "SAY10" and "KILL4ME." Some fans, however, do not think this idea sounds great, pointing out that Depp was accused of domestic violence by his…

posted 2018/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Andrew W.K. offers to pay fan's speeding ticket

Andrew W.K.: musician, party-enthusiast, and savior of enthusiastic drivers. After a English fan named Luke tweeted that he was ticketed for speeding while listening to the rocker's new single "Music Is Worth Living For," W.K. offered to pay the fine. "I would like to pay this speeding ticket for you," W.K. replied. "I was responsible for the sonic party power that caused you to speed." Later, Luke tweeted that he asked W.K. to donate the money to a "far more worthy cause than myself." In return, the musician offered him free tickets to his show in Portsmouth, England. Even the…

posted 2018/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Ex-Black Label Society guitarist pleads guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to minor

Former Black Label Society guitarist Nicholas Catanese has pleaded guilty to unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Catanese, who was an instructor at the School of Rock in Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania, was accused of sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old female student. The Post-Gazette reports that Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel ordered Catanese to serve five years probation and register as a Megan's Law offender for 25 years. He's also to avoid contact with minors, and is forbidden from using computers with internet…

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Report: Trent Reznor files restraining order against neighbor

Trent Reznor has filed a restraining order against his neighbor, TMZ reports. According to documents obtained by the gossip site, a judge ordered the neighbor to stay at least 10 yards away from the Nine Inch Nails frontman and his family, as well as any employees working at the house. In the docs, Reznor reportedly claims the neighbor has been increasingly harassing him and his family over the past six months, and once told a friend leaving the house that "Satan" was after the musician. A court hearing is reportedly scheduled for next month. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2018/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Three original Smashing Pumpkins members reunite in the studio; fuel reunion rumors

Add some more fuel to those Smashing Pumpkins reunion rumors. Frontman Billy Corgan has shared an Instagram photo of himself alongside original members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin. "Not sure what cross-eyed spy took this photo, but we had a visitor to the studio the other day," Corgan wrote in the caption, referring to Iha. Chamberlin rejoined the Pumpkins as the touring drummer in 2015. "So many memories when you put the three of us together," Corgan adds. In 2016, Corgan and Iha reunited on stage for the first time in 16 years. Corgan later said that he was back…

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Watch Muse members rock "Helter Skelter" with Paul McCartney

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy and drummer Dominic Howard played a gig with their Beatles cover band Dr. Pepper's Jaded Hearts Club Band Tuesday, and they were joined by Sir Paul McCartney himself. The show included a spirited performance of the Beatles classic "Helter Skelter," which Bellamy posted on his Instagram. "Just did Macca with Macca," he wrote in the caption, adding the hashtag #WalkingLegend. Dr. Peppers' Jaded Hearts Club Band has previously performed with Miles Kane of The Last Shadow Puppets. Over the summer, Muse performed with another rock icon: Brian Johnson of AC/DC. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All…

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U2 added as Grammy performer; Elton John collaborating with Miley Cyrus

U2 has joined the lineup for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, airing January 28 live from New York City. Bono and company's slot is being billed as a "special performance." It's not unthinkable that the Irish legends might perform a tribute to the late Cranberries singer and fellow Ireland native Dolores O'Riordan, who died unexpectedly this week at age 46. Also added to the bill are Elton John and Miley Cyrus, who will team up to perform one of the former's classic hits. Two days after the Grammys, John will be saluted at an all-star Grammy tribute concert, during which…

posted 2018/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy wants to collaborate with Gaten Matarazzo, too

Add Fall Out Boy to the list of bands who want to collaborate with Stranger Things actor Gaten Matarazzo. After Paramore's Hayley Williams extended an invite to Matarazzo to perform with them, Fall Out Boy wants in, too. "Yeah, that'd be so neat," lead singer Patrick Stump tells PopBuzz. As for why Matarazzo, who plays Dustin on the hit Netflix sci-fi show, is courting the attention of your favorite pop-punk bands, he covered Paramore's "Misery Business" and Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin Down" with his own band, Work in Progress. Replying to Fall Out Boy's invitation, Matarazzo tweeted, "@WIPBandOfficial…

posted 2018/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock