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2017-07-24

Listen now: Cage the Elephant shares "Unpeeled" version of "Rubber Ball"

Cage the Elephant has shared a stripped-down, string-laden rendition of their song "Rubber Ball," which will appear on the band's forthcoming live album Unpeeled. You can listen to the performance now on YouTube. The Unpeeled version of "Rubber Ball" was recording during a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during Cage's Live & Unpeeled tour earlier this year. The original track appears on the band's 2011 sophomore album, Thank You, Happy Birthday. The 21-track Unpeeled includes 18 reworked songs from Cage's four studio albums, as well as three covers. It will be released July 28. Copyright © 2017, ABC…

posted 2017/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park shares statement on Chester Bennington: "Our hearts are broken"

Linkin Park has shared their first official statement mourning the loss of their frontman Chester Bennington, who hanged himself last Thursday at age 41. "Our hearts are broken," the statement reads. "The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened." The band continues, "You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we've seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. [Bennington's widow] Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to…

posted 2017/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Arctic Monkeys inspired One Direction member's lyrics

Earlier this year, One Direction's Harry Styles released his debut solo album, which was heavily influenced by '70s rock. Now, Louis Tomlinson, another member of the British boy band, is turning to rock for inspiration, though from a more modern era. He tells the BBC that Arctic Monkeys were a big influence on the lyrics he wrote for his upcoming solo debut. "I grew up loving the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and Oasis," says Tomlinson. "And the way they tell stories is such an effortless thing. It's real, it's honest and it's to the point." "Now, any of the…

posted 2017/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Filter’s Richard Patrick on the loss of his friend, Chester Bennington

The music world was stunned by the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, when the 41-year-old committed suicide, hanging himself from a bedroom door in his home on Thursday. Filter frontman Richard Patrick was as shocked as anyone when he heard the news. The singer took to social media and wrote that he was trying to make sense of it. The two had known each other for a long time and toured together in the fall of 2013 when Bennington fronted Stone Temple Pilots. Patrick recalls that the two had just seen each other, “I was absolutely shocked that…

posted 2017/07/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-07-21

Guns N' Roses celebrate 30th anniversary of "Appetite for Destruction" at intimate NYC gig; new tour dates added

Guns N' Roses rocked New York City on Thursday night in front of an intimate, invite-only crowd at the famous Apollo Theatre in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's classic debut album, Appetite for Destruction. According to Rolling Stone, the hard-rock legends played for three hours, showcasing eight of the album's 12 songs along the way. The concert also is serving as a warm-up gig for a new North American leg of GN'R's hugely successful Not in This Lifetime tour, which gets underway Thursday, July 27, in St. Louis. Guns N' Roses has added 11…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Prophets of Rage plot run of album release shows

Prophets of Rage have announced a batch of tour dates leading up to the release of the rap-rock supergroup's self-titled debut album. The four-show run kicks off September 7 in Boston, and will hit Asbury Park, New Jersey and Philadelphia before concluding September 12 at the iconic Apollo Theater in New York City. Visit ProphetsofRage.com for ticket info. The album Prophets of Rage features the previously released singles "Living on the 110" and "Unf*** the World." It'll be released September 15. Here are the Prophets of Rage tour dates: 9/7 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club9/9 -- Asbury Park, NJ,…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

A Day to Remember announces Self Help Fest lineups

A Day to Remember has revealed the lineups for this year's Self Help Fests, held September 10 in Philadelphia, September 30 in Orlando and October 7 in Detroit. The Detroit festival has the biggest lineup, featuring Rise Against, Pierce the Veil, Of Mice & Men, Falling in Reverse and Underoath. The Philly lineup also features Underoath and Falling in Reverse, while Orlando has Underoath, plus ska bands Less Than Jake and Streetlight Manifesto. A Day to Remember will play all three festivals. Self Help Fest was founded by A Day to Remember in 2014. The festival will take place in…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: Nine Inch Nails shares footage from first live show in three years

Nine Inch Nails on Wednesday played their first show in three years. If you're one of the many, many people who didn't make the concert, which took place in Bakersfield, California, the band has shared official footage from the show, which you can watch now on YouTube. The seven-minute clip shows Trent Reznor and company playing "Branches/Bones," a song from their 2016 EP Not the Actual Events, and the Hesitation Marks track "Copy of A." Also during the Bakersfield show, Nine Inch Nails covered David Bowie's "I Can't Give Everything Away," a track from the late rock icon's final album,…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park cancels tour in wake of Chester Bennington's death

Linkin Park's tour has been cancelled. According to Live Nation, the band has officially scrapped its North American trek, scheduled to kick off next Thursday, July 27 in Boston. "We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington," Live Nation says in a statement. "The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.” The cancellation comes one day after frontman Chester Bennington was found dead in his home outside Los Angeles Thursday. His death has been ruled a…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Chester Bennington's death a suicide by hanging, says coroner

Chester Bennington's cause of death has been ruled as hanging, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed. Speaking to ABC News, the coroner's office said the singer's autopsy is still pending, but right now, his death is being considered a suicide by hanging.  The final cause of death, however, will not be released until the autopsy is completed. The Linkin Park frontman was found dead and hanging from a bedroom door in his home outside Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41. Bennington was close with Chris Cornell, whose death in May was ruled a suicide. He died on what would've…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard memorializes Chris Cornell on late musician's birthday

Thursday marked what would've been Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday. In honor of the occasion, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard shared an emotional tribute to the late Soundgarden frontman. "I keep waking up in the middle of the night and remember, fresh again, that you are gone," Gossard writes. "An absence grows in my stomach and slowly turns circles like a far-off galaxy on a grainy TV." Cornell died on May 18, officially by suicide. "We all miss you so much," says Gossard. "It was always a given in my mind we would all spend more time together when we got…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters "Run" to top of "Billboard" Mainstream Rock Song chart

Foo Fighters are back on top of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart for the seventh time in their career. The band's new single, "Run," has reached the number-one spot on the tally, dethroning Stone Sour's "Song #3." The Foos previously reached number one on Mainstream Rock Songs with "Congregation," "Something from Nothing," "Walk," "Rope," "The Pretender," and "Best of You." "Run" is the lead single from the upcoming Foo Fighters album Concrete and Gold, which will be released September 15. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock