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Outside it's "AMERICA": Thirty Seconds to Mars finally unveils new album title with global billboard campaign

Thirty Seconds to Mars has announced the title and details of their long-awaited new album. The album, due April 6, is called AMERICA, and it will feature multiple covers featuring provocative lists of words.  Those lists will also be displayed on billboards and posters in cities around the world.  The album features collaborations with Halsey and A$AP Rocky, as well as a track produced by Zedd. It's available for pre-order now. Billboards will appear in LA, New York City and London, while posters will be located in cities like Sydney, Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Toronto and others. In a…

posted 2018/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Mike Shinoda breaks down "Post Traumatic" videos: "There were times when I felt like I was getting really weird"

When Mike Shinoda released his Post Traumatic EP in January, each of the three songs was accompanied by a very personal video, often showing the Linkin Park member from odd angles and in extreme closeup. In making the videos, Shinoda says he found himself experimenting with new ways to represent the emotional nature of the songs. "To be honest, there were times when I felt like I was getting really weird," Shinoda tells Kerrang!. "By the time I had the songs, I knew I was going to put these out into the world," he continues. "One way or another, they…

posted 2018/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Linkin Park's Music for Relief charity joins Entertainment Industry Foundation

Linkin Park's charity Music for Relief, which the band founded following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, has joined forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation to become the long-running organization's official crisis relief program. "My bandmates and I founded Music for Relief in the spirit of collaboration; recognizing that we could do more in partnership with others," guitarist Brad Delson tells Billboard. "Joining forces with EIF exemplifies the teamwork that will make both entities stronger." "The Entertainment Industry Foundation has the capability to activate the entertainment community around a cause, which is what we set out to achieve with Music for…

posted 2018/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Corey Taylor shares Audioslave cover in honor of Chris Cornell

Corey Taylor has shared a brief cover of the Audioslave song "Getaway Car" in honor of the late Chris Cornell. The Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman posted his piano-based take on the track on his Instagram. "A little tribute to a sorely missed artist," Taylor wrote in the caption, along with the hashtag "#Cornell." Following Cornell's death last May, Taylor and Stone Sour performed a cover of Soundgarden's "Outshined." In related news, System of a Down's Serj Tankian joined Cornell's Audioslave band mates Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brand Wilk to perform "Like a Stone" in honor of the late musician during…

posted 2018/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen now: Jack White premieres new "Boarding House Reach" track, "Ice Station Zebra"

Jack White has shared another preview of his forthcoming solo album Boarding House Reach with a new track titled "Ice Station Zebra." Even by the standards of the previously released songs "Corporation" and "Respect Commander," "Ice Station Zebra" is a weird one, lacking any traditional structure and combining elements of rock, hip-hop, funk and jazz. To listen for yourself, you can download the track now via digital outlets. Boarding House Reach, which also features the singles "Connected By Love" and "Over and Over and Over," arrives March 23. White will launch a North American tour in support of the album…

posted 2018/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Marilyn Manson teases "Tattooed in Reverse" video starring Courtney Love

Marilyn Manson has shared a teaser for his upcoming "Tattooed in Reverse" video, and it stars the one and only Courtney Love. The 10-second clip shows the Hole frontwoman dressed as a nurse and pushing the famed shock-rocker around in a wheelchair. "Who allowed Courtney Love to be my nurse?" Manson writes in the video caption. "Oh s***...I did." Love and Manson's relationship over the years has been...interesting. The two were rumored to be in a long-running feud, but in a 2015 interview, Manson said that he and Love "never really had a falling out. ...We've always been weird with…

posted 2018/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jack White, Arctic Monkeys headlining Lollapalooza 2018

Jack White and Arctic Monkeys lead the lineup for this year's Lollapalooza, held August 2-5 in Chicago's Grant Park. The lineup also features Vampire Weekend, The National, Odesza, Portugal. the Man, CHVRCHES, St. Vincent, WALK THE MOON, Greta Van Fleet, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Franz Ferdianand, James Bay, Sir Sly, Lykke Li, The Wombats, Manchester Orchestra and The Neighbourhood. Other headliners include The Weeknd and Bruno Mars. Additionally, Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell is on the lineup with his Kind Heaven project. His performance will feature a "all-star lineup of guest musicians" who will be playing new music from Farrell's upcoming…

posted 2018/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bad Wolves "almost shelved" hit "Zombie" cover: "We didn't know what to do with it"

By now, you probably know the story of Bad Wolves' cover of "Zombie": The metal band had planned to have The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan sing on the track, but she died the day she was scheduled to record her vocals.  That led to a major behind-the-scenes debate over whether or not Bad Wolves should even release the track. "There was honestly a big meeting, because we almost shelved the song," frontman Tommy Vext tells Billboard. "We didn't know what to do with it." After speaking to their manager and record label, Bad Wolves decided the best way forward was…

posted 2018/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Evanescence details "Lost Whispers" Record Store Day release

Evanescence will be releasing their Lost Whispers rarities collection as a standalone LP for the first time for this year's Record Store Day, held April 21. Previously available as a part of the band's The Ultimate Collection vinyl box set, Lost Whispers includes a variety of b-sides and bonus tracks, as well as a 2016 recording of the track "Even in Death," which was originally featured on Evanescence's 2000 demo album, Origin. The Record Store Day version of Lost Whispers is pressed on blue translucent vinyl, and will be limited to 2,500 copies. For a list of participating stores, visit…

posted 2018/03/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Hollywood Undead reissuing 2008 debut "Swan Songs" on vinyl for 10th anniversary

Hollywood Undead's 2008 debut album Swan Songs is being reissued in vinyl in honor of its 10th anniversary. The two-LP collection will be released on May 11. Swan Songs introduced the Los Angeles band's brand of rap-rock, and spawned the singles "Undead" and "Young." Hollywood Undead has since released four more albums, the most recent being 2017's Five. The Swan Songs reissue will be available on standard black vinyl, as well as on limited edition blue vinyl. Only 500 copies of the latter version will be pressed, available exclusively through uDiscover.com. Here's the Swan Songs vinyl reissue track list: "Undead""Sell…

posted 2018/03/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park launches mental health awareness fundraiser in honor of Chester Bennington's birthday

The late Chester Bennington would've celebrated his 42nd birthday today. To mark the occasion, Linkin Park is launching a fundraiser to benefit 320 Changes Direction, a mental health awareness campaign started by Bennington's widow, Talinda. "The mission is to change how we think and talk about mental health," the band explains. "Enabling people who are struggling to seek help and streamlining resources for individuals and families." Along with the fundraiser, several of Bennington's band mates have posted tributes to honor his birthday. Mike Shinoda posted a picture of Bennington performing live and wrote, "Happy birthday buddy," while bassist Dave "Phoenix"…

posted 2018/03/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Cold as the night: Arctic Monkeys reissuing debut album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" on vinyl

Arctic Monkeys have announced a vinyl reissue for their 2006 debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. The limited edition, "smoke"-colored LP is available exclusively via the Vinyl Me, Please record subscription service. Along with the record, the Whatever People Say I Am reissue will come with a 16-page full-color lyric and photo booklet. If you're interested in subscribing, visit VinylMePlease.com. Upon its release in 2006, Whatever People Say I Am became the fastest-selling debut album in the history of British music. It also introduced the fresh-faced band's very British style of indie rock to the…

posted 2018/03/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock