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2017-08-22

Mike Patton injured in accident; Dead Cross cancels LA shows

Dead Cross hasn't been having a great week. Last Tuesday, members of the band -- which features Faith No More's Mike Patton and ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo -- were detained by police.  Then Monday night, Patton was involved in an accident that caused the cancellation of their show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. "There's been an accident," guitarist Michael Crain said on stage shortly before Dead Cross was scheduled to play. "Mike was in an accident. It's not grave, but he's unable to be here tonight. He's hurt." "On behalf of the band, we're really sorry," Lombardo…

posted 2017/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Billy Corgan announces sophomore solo album, "Ogilala"; plans fall tour dates

Billy Corgan has finally revealed the details of his long-teased Rick Rubin-produced new album. The sophomore solo effort from the Smashing Pumpkins frontman -- who's going by William Patrick Corgan nowadays -- is titled Ogilala, and it'll be released October 13. Your first preview of Ogilala comes in the form of the piano ballad "Aeronaut," which you can download now digitally. "For as long as I can remember the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I'd pen for whatever band was something I couldn't explain," says Corgan in a statement. "And it remains so, for they…

posted 2017/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Reunited Misfits announce one-off LA show

Following their reunion last year, the Misfits have announced a one-off show in Los Angeles. The concert takes place December 30 at LA's The Forum -- tickets will go on sale this Friday, August 25 at 12:30 p.m. local time via Misfits.com. "OK Los Angeles, you've waited almost 35 years for this, here's your chance to see the 'Original Misfits' in this exclusive LA-only performance," says frontman Glenn Danzig. "No tour, No BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books." Along with Danzig, the reunited horror-punk outfit features original bassist Jerry…

posted 2017/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Thirty Seconds to Mars premieres new single, "Walk on Water"

After months of various hints and teasers, the new Thirty Seconds to Mars single has finally arrived. Titled "Walk on Water," the track is now available on digital outlets. You can also watch the lyric video for "Walk on Water" featuring footage from Thirty Seconds to Mars' A Day in the Life of America project, which asked fans across the country to film their experience on the Fourth of July. In a statement, frontman Jared Leto calls "Walk on Water" a "song for all of us." "It's a song about freedom, about persistence, about change and about fighting for what…

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Would Nirvana ever play another show together? "I don't know," says Dave Grohl

When Nirvana was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear reunited to play the band's songs for the first time since Kurt Cobain died. For the performance, artists including Lorde and Joan Jett were recruited to handle lead vocals. Could something like that happen again?  Grohl says it's up in the air.  In a piece for the U.K.'s The Times, he  remembers the Rock Hall performance as one of the "seminal gigs" of his life. "I got together with my old band mates, Krist and Pat, and guests including…

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Happy birthday, Layne Staley: Late Alice in Chains frontman would've turned 50 today

Happy birthday, Layne Staley. The late Alice in Chains frontman would have turned 50 years old today. Staley was born August 22, 1967, in Kirkland, Washington. In 1987, he joined a band featuring guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Starr, which would become Alice in Chains. The debut Alice in Chains album, Facelift, was released in 1990. With singles like "Man in the Box" and "Sea of Sorrow," the band introduced the world to their sound of heavy guitars combined with the vocal harmonies of Staley and Cantrell. Alice in Chains would release two more studio albums…

posted 2017/08/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-08-21

The Revivalists announce fall tour dates

The Revivalists will embark on a U.S. headlining tour this fall. The outing, dubbed The Deepest Dream tour, runs November 15 to December 16, and is bookended with two-night stands in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 25 via TheRevivalists.com. Prior to the headlining dates, The Revivalists will hit a number of festivals, including Life Is Beautiful and Austin City Limits. The Revivalists will be touring in continued support of their hit single, "Wish I Knew You," which appears on their latest album, Men Amongst Mountains. Here are The Revivalists' The Deepest Dream tour dates:…

posted 2017/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Tenth anniversary editions of Nikki Sixx book "The Heroin Diaries" and Sixx:A.M.'s "The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack" due in October

In 2007, Nikki Sixx released his memoir The Heroin Diaries, and his band Sixx:A.M. released an accompanying album titled The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack. To celebrate their 10th anniversaries, new editions of both the book and the album will arrive in the fall. The 10th anniversary edition of The Heroin Diaries will include new chapters and photos, and will hit bookshelves on October 24. Meanwhile, an expanded version of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, featuring three "newly re-imagined tracks" from the album, will be released October 27. You can listen to the new take on the single "Life Is Beautiful" now on…

posted 2017/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pearl Jam details "Let's Play Two" film release and soundtrack

Earlier this month, Pearl Jam teased their upcoming documentary Let's Play Two, and now we know all the details. Both the movie and its soundtrack will be released in September. Let's Play Two, directed by Danny Clinch, documents Pearl Jam's two shows at Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field -- the home of Eddie Vedder's beloved Chicago Cubs -- last August. A little over two months later, the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. "In my films and photographs, I love to explore the relationship between a band, their fans and the location," says Clinch. "When it happens that…

posted 2017/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Dave Grohl to appear on Sammy Hagar's "Rock & Roll Road Trip" reality series

Dave Grohl is joining Sammy Hagar's Rock & Roll Road Trip. The Foo Fighters frontman will be a guest on the upcoming third season of the former Van Halen singer's AXS TV reality series, which will premiere in early 2018. Rock & Roll Road Trip follows Hagar as he travels to different cities to interview and jam with various well-known musicians. "It's been a cool surprise how much we're all enjoying the interview part of this show because as artists, what happens on stage or in the music studio is the easy/fun stuff, and the interviews often feel like the…

posted 2017/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

P.O.D. returns with swaggering new song, "Soundboy Killa"

P.O.D. is back with new music. The San Diego rockers have unleashed a new song called "Soundboy Killa," and it's streaming along with a lyric video now on YouTube. "Rock 'n roll has become entertainment that just says what the consumer wants to hear," frontman Sonny Sandoval tells Alternative Press of "Soundboy Killa." "There's no more edge or rebellion that sets it apart from the norm. We choose to be us and write songs that we love playing, rather than trying to keep up with trends or what's hot on the scene." "Lyrically, it's a take off [of] some of the…

posted 2017/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

JAY-Z honors Chester Bennington at show in England

Linkin Park and JAY-Z joined forces back in 2004 for the mashup EP Collision Course, and the rapper, performing for the first time since the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington paused to remember Bennington. During a show at the V Festival in Staffordshire, England on Saturday, JAY-Z asked the crowd to "light it up tonight for Chester," adding, "Please make some noise so he can hear you all the way in heaven tonight," before launching into a rendition of the Collision Course mashup of "Encore" from JAY-Z's The Black Album and Linkin Park's "Numb." You can watch the…

posted 2017/08/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock