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2017-05-25

Guns N' Roses adds 15 dates to North American tour leg

If you haven't been able to score tickets to Guns N' Roses ongoing Not in This Lifetime Tour, here's a brand-new chance.  The band's added fifteen additional stops to the tour's North American Leg, extending the outing through Thanksgiving. The first new date is October 8 at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, followed by stops in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Toronto, Detroit, Houston, Tulsa, Las Vegas, and Oakland and Los Angeles, California.  The final new date's November 25 at LA's The Forum. There's also been a date added to the current itinerary -- a stop in Little Rock, AR on…

posted 2017/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix teases "awesome" 20th anniversary plans for "Infest"

Papa Roach's breakthrough album, Infest, won't celebrate its 20th anniversary until 2020, but frontman Jacoby Shaddix says the band already has a few "awesome" ideas to mark the milestone. "I can't let the cat out of the bag but it's going to be b****ing," Shaddix tells NME. "We definitely want to celebrate [Infest's 20th anniversary] because it's an iconic album." "I'm very grateful to have an album like that in our arsenal and the beauty of it is that we're kind of having a full circle moment right now," he continues. "Because there's a lot of young bands coming out citing us…

posted 2017/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Exclusive premiere: Watch the Best Young Creator video from Imagine Dragons' Make the Cut editing competition

Earlier this year, Imagine Dragons partnered with software company Adobe to launch Make the Cut, a competition to create a new edit of the band's "Believer" video. Today, the contest winners are announced, and ABC Radio is premiering the winning video in the Best Young Creator category, which honors the best video edited by someone under 25 years old. The video was edited by Nicolas Burnage, a 22-year-old who lives in France. The entries were judged by a panel including Imagine Dragons themselves. The Best Young Creator takes home a $1,000 prize for the winning video. Other categories include Best…

posted 2017/05/25 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-05-24

Chris Cornell's widow Vicky mourns late husband with open letter: "I know that was not you"

Chris Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell has written an open letter to her late husband, who died last week at age 52. Addressing the Soundgarden frontman as "my sweet Christopher," she writes, "You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through." "You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn't be alive if it were not for me," the letter reads. "My heart gleamed to see you happy, living and motivated. Excited for life. Doing everything you could to give back." "We had the time of our lives in the last decade and…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Mastodon's Brent Hinds gets married

Congratulations to Mastodon's Brent Hinds, who recently got married to his fiancée, Raísa Moreno. The guitarist posted photos of the wedding on his Instagram Tuesday. "It was a great and beautiful day with my new mother in law and my now wife," Hinds writes in the caption. Hinds proposed to Moreno on stage last month during Mastodon's show in Birmingham, Alabama, the guitarist's home state. Last weekend, Mastodon wrapped up a U.S. tour in support of their new album, Emperor of Sand. The band will be touring Europe this summer. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Live to perform at Rocklahoma in place of Soundgarden

Live will perform at Rocklahoma this Saturday in place of Soundgarden, who had been announced to headline the festival prior to the unexpected death of Chris Cornell. "Although we all wish it were under different circumstances with regard to the passing of the incomparable Chris Cornell, Live is honored and excited to perform at Rocklahoma this weekend," says frontman Ed Kowalczyk in a statement. "Chris and Soundgarden will forever inspire us and we'll do our best to celebrate and express our sincere gratitude for everything they have given us with our concert." Rocklahoma will also stage a "brief tribute" to Cornell…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Rivers Cuomo stars in Japanese clothing commercial

Rivers Cuomo stars in a Japanese commercial for the clothing brand Uniqlo. The ad, which is streaming now on YouTube, finds the Weezer frontman strumming an acoustic guitar and singing in Japanese. Also in the commercial is Cuomo's Scott & Rivers band mate Scott Murphy. Scott & Rivers released their sophomore album of songs sang almost entirely in Japanese last month. In other Weezer-related news, actor Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler in the hit Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things, sings and plays along to Weezer's breakthrough single "Buddy Holly" on this week's episode of Lip Sync Battle. You can…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Matt Bellamy teases "Origin of Muse" reissue collection

Muse is planning to reissue their first two albums, 1999's Showbiz and 2001's Origin of Symmetry, in a new collection titled Origin of Muse. Responding to a fan on Twitter, frontman Matt Bellamy says that Origin of Muse will include the "first two albums plus early demos and rare stuff." He also describes the collection as a "kind of autobiography of [our] music." In addition to looking back into the past, Muse is also looking towards their future with a new song called "Dig Down," which they premiered last week. Bellamy estimates that another new single will be arriving "later…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fans will be able to visit Chris Cornell's gravesite after private funeral

Although late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell's funeral Friday will be a private one, Cornell's attorney released a statement saying the public is welcome to visit the gravesite after 3 p.m. Cornell will be laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. No word yet on specific plans for public memorials. Cornell died Wednesday, May 17, after a Soundgarden show in Detroit. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office has determined that the cause of death was suicide by hanging, but Cornell's widow has suggested that prescription anti-anxiety medication may have contributed to his death. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

U2 performs new song on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

U2 stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night. The show was dedicated to the band as they sat for an unprecedented hour-long interview and performance that included a choir-backed version of the classic “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and a new and as-yet unreleased song called, "It's the Little Things That Give You Away." Host Jimmy Kimmel was clearly excited and mentioned during his monologue that he had just seen the band perform at the Rose Bowl. Kimmel joked, “I went to see U2 on Sunday night at the Rose Bowl. It was an incredible show.…

posted 2017/05/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-05-23

Rob Zombie prepping "Astro-Creep: 2000" live album

At last fall's Riot Fest, Rob Zombie performed White Zombie's 1995 album Astro-Creep: 2000 in its entirety. If you missed out on the performance, have no fear -- the set is being mixed for a live album. "Mixing Astro-Creep live album with [producer Chris Harris]," Zombie writes on his Instagram. The post is accompanied with a video of a speaker pumping out his performance of the Astro-Creep track "Electric Head Pt. 2." Released in 1995, Astro-Creep: 2000 was White Zombie's final album, and spawned the singles "Super-Charge Heaven" and "More Human than Human." Zombie will be touring Europe this June…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: Corey Taylor searches for the perfect outfit in Stone Sour's "Song #3" video

Stone Sour has premiered the video for their new song "Song #3," a single from their forthcoming album Hydrograd. You can watch the clip now via StoneSour.com. The video stars frontman Corey Taylor trying to find the right outfit for a video shoot -- first he tries an '80s hair metal look, and then a wedding singer-esque tuxedo. Eventually, the rest of Stone Sour gets sick of his shenanigans, and leaves to rock the song while wearing their normal clothes. Realizing the folly of his ways, Taylor changes back to his usual attire and rejoins his band. Hydrograd will be…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock