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2017-01-13

AFI Prepare to "Get Hurt" on New Track

AFI has shared a new song called "Get Hurt," which will appear on their forthcoming album, AFI (The Blood Album). You can listen to the track now via Stereogum.com. The Blood Album, AFI's 10th studio effort, also features the singles "Snow Cats" and "White Offerings." It'll be released on January 20, the same day AFI kicks off their tour in Los Angeles. In other AFI news, the band will be performing on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! January 18. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to Disturbed Perform "Immortalized" in Style of Alvin and the Chipmunks

If you ever wanted to hear lyrics like "show no mercy" and "see the fear bleeding right through their eyes," in the squeakiest of falsettos, you're in luck. Disturbed has released a goofy video of guitarist Dan Donegan and bassist John Moyer playing their song "Immortalized," accompanied by frontman David Draiman singing in the style of Alvin and the Chipmunks. If you want to hear Draiman's best impression of Alvin, Simon and Theodore, you can check out the video now on YouTube. "Immortalized" is the title track from Disturbed's latest album. Perhaps a Chipmunk version of the band's "The Sound…

posted 2017/01/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-01-12

Cage the Elephant Premieres Freakish "Cold Cold Cold" Video

Cage the Elephant has shared the video for their single "Cold Cold Cold," and boy, is it weird. The freakish visual features everything from masked cult members and sword-swallowing to drug injections and, finally, decapitation. Think a cross between A Clockwork Orange and Eyes Wide Shut. You can watch the "Cold Cold Cold" video now via RollingStone.com. Speaking about the themes of the video, frontman Matt Shultz, who also directed the clip, tells Rolling Stone, "I think we're all very prone to subscribe to a safe, surface level pursuit of happiness, keeping our adversities out of sight out of mind,…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to Iggy Pop's Golden Globe-Nominated Song "Gold"

Iggy Pop has shared his song "Gold," which he recorded for the forthcoming film of the same name. You can listen to the dark, spaghetti-Western-influenced track now via RollingStone.com. Pop co-wrote "Gold" with Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton, plus Stephen Gaghan and Daniel Pemberton, the director and composer of the film Gold, respectively. The track was nominated for Best Original Song -- Motion Picture at this year's Golden Globes, but it lost out to "City of Stars" from La La Land. The film Gold stars Matthew McConaughey as a man looking for gold in the jungles of Indonesia. It opens wide…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Green Day, Metallica, Kings of Leon & More Nominated for "NME" Awards

Green Day, Metallica and Kings of Leon are all nominated for the 2017 NME Awards. The British publication put all three up for the title of Best International Band, along with Tame Impala, A Tribe Called Quest and Tegan and Sara. As for the Best British Band category, The 1975, Bastille, Wolf Alice and The Last Shadow Puppets are among the nominees. The 1975's I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it and Bastille's Wild World are both up for Best Album, as is Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool. Meanwhile, Twenty One…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Avenged Sevenfold Launching "The Stage"-Themed Pop-Up Store in London

Avenged Sevenfold is celebrating the launch of their world tour in support of their new album The Stage with a pop-up store in London. The shop will be open from January 20-23, and will feature brand new and exclusive merchandise related to The Stage. Additionally, the band is flying out artist C. Rackam to create an in-store "space-themed" painting over the four days the shop will be open. Avenged Sevenfold's U.K. tour will conclude with a two-night stand at London's O2 arena January 21 and 22, after which they'll be traveling through the rest of Europe. The band will return…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Score Ken Burns Vietnam War Documentary

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have found their next project. The Nine Inch Nails band mates are scoring The Vietnam War, a new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns. In an interview with The New York Times, Reznor says that he and Ross knew immediately they wanted to take on the project. "I don't think [Burns] finished the sentence before I said, 'Yeah, we're in,'" Reznor remembers. "That's a no-brainer." Reznor and Ross, of course, have plenty of film scoring experience. They earned a Grammy for their work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and an Oscar for The…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Tool, Mumford & Sons to Headline 2017 Boston Calling Festival

Tool and Mumford & Sons will headline the 2017 Boston Calling festival, held May 26-28 at the Harvard Athletic Complex. The lineup also includes headliner Chance the Rapper, plus The xx, Weezer, Cage the Elephant, The 1975, Bon Iver and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, among others. As previously reported, Tool will also be headlining New York City's Governors Ball festival, which takes place June 2-4. For the full Boston Calling lineup and ticket info, visit BostonCalling.com. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Dave Grohl Perform on Tonight's ABC Special, "Taking the Stage"

Tonight, ABC will air Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories that Changed America, an all-star celebration to highlight the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The show, which was taped last September in Washington, D.C., includes a performance from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who will be playing alongside R&B and funk group Trouble Funk during the ceremony. Other performers on the Taking the Stage lineup include Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Herbie Hancock, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Usher and Christina Aguilera. Additionally, first lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Dave Chappelle, Tom Hanks and…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Andy Black Shares Trailer for "The Homecoming Tour" Documentary

A new documentary will chronicle Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack's first tour under his Andy Black solo moniker. You can watch a trailer for the film, titled The Homecoming Tour, now on YouTube. "The reality has to be that you are happy with people liking you, and that's fun," Biersack says in the trailer. "You can't live or die by the praise. You have to like yourself." The Homecoming Tour will premiere online next week. Biersack launched the first Andy Black tour last year in support of his debut album with the project, The Shadow Side. He'll be hitting…

posted 2017/01/12 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-01-11

Catch Jimmy Eat World on "Conan" Tonight

Jimmy Eat World will be stopping by Conan tonight in support of their new album, Integrity Blues. You can tune in to the performance at 11 p.m. ET on TBS. Integrity Blues is Jimmy Eat World's ninth studio album. It features the lead single "Sure and Certain," which reached the top 10 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. Jimmy Eat World also will be hitting the road this year behind Integrity Blues. They're playing a one-off show in Santa Ana, California on January 12, and they'll return to the U.S. in February following a trip to Australia. In other Conan music happenings,…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica Debuts Two "Hardwired" Songs During First World Tour Date

Metallica played the first date of their worldwide tour in support of their new album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct today in Seoul, South Korea. The show saw the live debut of the album's songs "Halo on Fire" and "Now That We're Dead." During the Seoul show, Metallica also played the Hardwired...to Self-Destruct songs "Moth into Flame," "Atlas, Rise!" and "Hardwired," plus classics like "Master of Puppets," "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "Enter Sandman." You can check out the entire setlist now via Metallica's Twitter. Metallica's next stop on their world tour is Shanghai, China, on Sunday, January 15. The metal legends…

posted 2017/01/11 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock