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2017-11-18

AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Dead at 64

AC/DC's Malcolm Young, who along with his brother and fellow guitarist Angus founded the group and led it for more than four decades, has died. He was 64. A message on the band's website confirmed his passing. "Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young," reads the message. "Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man." "He always stuck to his…

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2017-11-17

Thirty Seconds to Mars releases acoustic version of "Walk on Water"

Thirty Seconds to Mars has released an acoustic version of their new single "Walk on Water." The unplugged performance is available now for digital download. In stripping out the electric elements of the song, Jared Leto's voice takes center stage, but the track maintains the bombastic, anthemic sound of the original thanks to a chorus of back-up singers. "Walk on Water" is the lead single from Thirty Seconds to Mars' forthcoming fifth studio album, which will be accompanied by the Leto-directed documentary A Day in the Life of America. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Song of "Experience": U2 debuts new tune, "American Soul"

U2 has debuted another new track from Songs of Experience in advance the upcoming studio album's December 1 release. "American Soul," which has been posted on the band's YouTube channel, kicks off with a spoken-word segment by rapper Kendrick Lamar before launching into a pounding mid-tempo rock anthem that appears both celebrate and critique the U.S. The sung portion of the track begins with a segment of lyrics and melody that previously appeared on the Lamar-U2 collaboration "XXX," a song from Kendrick's recent album, DAMN. "It's not a place, this country is to me a sound of drum and bass,…

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Queens of the Stone Age books "Ellen" performance; "The Way You Used to Do" video available for everyone now

Queens of the Stone Age will bring their dancing shoes to daytime television next month when they perform on the December 14 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. For a preview of Josh Homme and company's dancing skills, you can check out the video for their track "The Way You Used to Do," which is finally streaming now on YouTube after premiering on Apple Music over the summer. "The Way You Used to Do" is the lead single from Queens of the Stone Age's new album, Villains. The band kicks off a North American tour in support of Villains in…

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Hayley Williams tries to smile in Paramore's "Fake Happy" video

Paramore has premiered the video for their single "Fake Happy," a track from their new album, After Laughter. The clip finds Hayley Williams walking through New York City while surrounded by upside-down smiley faces. You can watch it now on YouTube. Drummer Zac Farro directed the video, which he says is "very special...for me." "I'm super stoked for people to see this music video," Farro says. "I feel it's subtle and charming and suits the song perfectly." After Laughter also features the single "Hard Times." Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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First listen: In Flames covers Depeche Mode, Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails & more on new EP

In Flames has released a surprise covers EP titled Down, Wicked & No Good, available now on digital platforms. The four-track collection includes renditions of Depeche Mode's "It's No Good," Alice in Chains' "Down in a Hole," and Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game," plus a live performance of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt." The Depeche Mode cover is accompanied by a stylish lyric video, which you can watch now on YouTube. In Flames is currently on a Eurpoean tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Of Mice & Men. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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In This Moment readies the Witching Hour North American tour

In This Moment will hit the road next year in continued support of their new album, Ritual. The spookily named Witching Hour tour launches January 16 in North Charleston, South Carolina, and will wrap up February in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Visit InThisMomentOfficial.com for ticket info. Support on the tour will come from P.O.D., New Years Day and Ded on select dates. Additionally, the trek includes two Canadian dates with Stone Sour: February 13 in Montreal and February 14 in Toronto. Ritual, In This Moment's sixth studio album, features the lead single "Oh Lord," as well as a cover of the…

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Watch new "theatrical version" of Chris Cornell's "The Promise" video

A new video has been released for Chris Cornell's song "The Promise," the final track he released before his death this past May. The visual, dubbed the "theatrical version," mixes footage of the late Soundgarden frontman recording the song with scenes from the film The Promise, for which Cornell originally wrote the track. "The Promise" reflects the themes of its namesake movie, which takes place during the Armenian genocide. Proceeds from the song were donated to the International Rescue Committee humanitarian charity. Cornell was posthumously honored with the inaugural Promise Award during a ceremony held this past Tuesday in Los…

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Sleeping with Sirens celebrates "Christmas on the Road" with new holiday song

As promised, Sleeping with Sirens has shared a new holiday song called "Christmas on the Road." The earnest, acoustic track is available now via digital outlets. Sleeping with Sirens will keep the holiday spirit going with a series of U.S. shows in December in support of their new album, Gossip, which features the single "Legends." In other wintry Sleeping with Sirens happenings, "Legends" is the official song of Team USA for the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Watch now: Green Day uncovers a conspiracy in "Back in the USA" video

Green Day has premiered the video for their new single, "Back in the USA," now streaming on YouTube. The video finds the punk trio living in an idyllic '50s neighborhood, only to find a pair of sunglasses that reveals the evil, consumerist message behind their TV and newspapers. Basically, it's a mix of the classic 1950s TV sitcom Leave It to Beaver and the 1988 sci-fi movie They Live. "Back in the USA" is included on Green Day's new greatest hits collection, God's Favorite Band, which is out now. Along with the new track, the compilation includes 20 of Green…

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Watch the trailer for Linkin Park's forthcoming "One More Light Live" album

Linkin Park has shared a trailer for their upcoming live album One More Light Live, recorded during the band's last tour before Chester Bennington's July 20 death. You can watch the preview now on YouTube. The tour included stops in Europe and South America. Bennington died just a week before the band was set to begin a North American tour July 27. One More Light Live, named after Linkin Park's new album, One More Light, is dedicating to Linkin Park's late frontman. It'll be released on December 15. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Catch Imagine Dragons and Portugal. the Man on the AMAs this weekend

The 2017 American Music Awards take place weekend, and Imagine Dragons and Portugal. the Man will be performing during the show. Imagine Dragons will debut an onstage collaboration with R&B singer Khalid, while Portugal. the Man will be playing their mega-hit "Feel It Still." As for the awards themselves, Imagine Dragons is nominated for two AMAs: Favorite Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock, and Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock. They'll be competing with Coldplay and The Chainsmokers for the former award, and with Linkin Park and Twenty One Pilots for the latter. The 2017 American Music Awards airs live from Los…

posted 2017/11/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock