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Seether bringing heavy, dark new album "Poison the Parish" on the road

Seether kicks off a North American tour this Saturday, November 25 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The band will be touring in support of their new album Poison the Parish, which returned them to the heavier, darker sound of their earlier work -- and frontman Shaun Morgan feels the direction has been well-received by fans. "In fact, this is the first album where people are asking us to play more off the new album rather than playing the older stuff, which is great," Morgan tells ABC Radio. Morgan felt that Seether strayed too far away from their identity with their last…

posted 2017/11/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


"We're Going to Be Friends" illustrator talks working with Jack White: "We came from the same scene"

Jack White has made his debut as a children's author with We're Going to Be Friends, a book based the White Stripes song of the same name. The book was illustrated by Elinor Blake, who's worked on The Ren and Stimpy Show and Pee Wee's Playhouse. "Jack [gave me] very, very little direction," Blake tells Billboard of the genesis of the book. "Just black, white and red and not necessarily human characters." Blake and White have actually been long connected: they were both signed to the garage-punk record label Sympathy for the Record Industry. "We came from the same scene," Blake…

posted 2017/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows opens up about struggles with depression: "I couldn't do anything"

With the deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington this year, the subject of mental health has been more prevalent in the rock world. In an interview with NME, Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows opens up about his struggle with depression in the years following the death of his band mate James "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009. "All I can say is, I never knew what depression was and you could say the word over and over again to me and I'd never know what the depths of it felt like until I lost Jimmy," Shadows explains. "I went through about…

posted 2017/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Falling in Reverse has unkind words for "You and All Your Friends" in new video

Falling in Reverse has debuted the video for their song "F*** You and All Your Friends," a track from their new album, Coming Home. You can watch the clip now on YouTube. In the video, the band delivers an intense performance while encircled by moshers as frontman Ronnie Radke delivers lines like "I guess best friends don't last forever." Falling in Reverse plans to tour the U.S. in 2018 behind Coming Home, the details of which will be announced shortly. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Black Label Society unleashes new track, "All That Once Shined"; watch video now

Black Label Society has shared another preview of their forthcoming album, Grimmest Hits with a new song called "All That Once Shined." The track is available now on digital platforms. The song is also streaming alongside a video that features the Grim Reaper holding up the lyrics on cards in the style of Bob Dylan in the famous "Subterranean Homesick Blues" clip. You can watch the new video now on YouTube. "All That Once Shined" is the second track to be released from Grimmest Hits, following the single "Room of Nightmares." The album, Black Label's 10th studio effort, arrives January…

posted 2017/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Dave Grohl pens tribute to Malcolm Young; watch Foo Fighters cover AC/DC's "Let There Be Rock"

Dave Grohl posted a tribute over the weekend to the late AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young, who died Saturday at age 64. In the piece, posted to Twitter, the Foo Fighters frontman remembers seeing the 1980 AC/DC concert film Let There Be Rock when he was 11 years old. "It was the first time I lost control to music," Grohl wrote. "The first time I wanted to be in a band. I didn't want to play my guitar anymore, I wanted to smash it." "Thank you, Malcolm for the songs, and the feel, and the cool, and the years of losing…

posted 2017/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Gavin Rossdale reflects on Chester Bennington memorial show: "You did learn that there's no one that could take his place"

Gavin Rossdale was one of the many artists who performed at Linkin Park's Chester Bennington memorial show last month. Speaking to ABC Radio, the Bush frontman says that the show, during which he played the Minutes to Midnight track "Leave Out All the Rest," was a "very heavy experience." "It was a great privilege to be asked to do that," Rossdale says. "It was incredible to work with the band, and just so sad [in] the context [of the show], and so sad to be -- for one song -- inside a huge machine that is Linkin Park and realize…

posted 2017/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, Coldplay win at 2017 American Music Awards

Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park and Coldplay were winners at the 2017 American Music Awards, which aired live from L.A. on ABC Sunday night. Imagine Dragons were named Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group.  During their acceptance speech, lead singer Dan Reynolds commented on the fact that Pink, Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato had just performed.  He said, "This is the country that I know, which is one of powerful women. I’m talking about our women; talking about empowering our LGBTQ youth." "May we continue to progress as a nation towards one of love, of equality, no divide," he continued. "There’s been…

posted 2017/11/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


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…

posted 2017/11/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


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.

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

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,…

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

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…

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