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2017-03-15

Test your editing skills on Imagine Dragons' 'Believer' video for Adobe competition

Imagine Dragons has teamed up with software company Adobe to launch Make the Cut -- a competition to create a new edit of the band's "Believer" video. If you enter the contest, you'll receive access to uncut footage from the "Believer" video to create your own version of the visual. The entries will judged by a panel including Imagine Dragons themselves, "Believer" video director Matt Eastin, Oscar-winning editor Angus Wall, and music video editor Vinnie Hobbs. The grand-prize winner will take home $25,000. To enter, visit MaketheCut.Adobe.com. The original "Believer" video features Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds boxing with Rocky…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Patrick Carney says The Black Keys have "PTSD" from constant touring; feels Dan Auerbach should take a break

The Black Keys haven't played a show since August 2015, and drummer Patrick Carney is enjoying his time off from the band. "I love making music with Dan [Auerbach] and I'm excited for when we do that next, and we will do it," Carney tells Rolling Stone. "But both of us have PTSD from being on the road constantly." Carney adds that this upcoming summer will be "my first summer not working since I was in 7th grade." "I wake up every day and I'm like, 'I can't believe the s*** Dan and I accomplished.'" he explains. "But every day,…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-03-14

All That Remains to go mad on spring headlining tour

All That Remains will embark on a headlining tour this spring in support of their forthcoming album, Madness. The fittingly named Madness tour begins May 3 in Richmond, Virginia, and will wrap up May 25 in Patchogue, New York. For ticket info, visit AllThatRemainsOnline.com. The headlining dates will kick off after All That Remains performs at the Welcome to Rockville and Fort Rock festivals. During the tour, All That Remains will also be playing a few shows with Korn and Five Finger Death Punch. Madness, the eighth studio album from All That Remains, will be released April 28. Here are…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

We all just wanna be big rockstars: Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" certified diamond

Nickelback has 10 million reasons to feel happy right now: the band's 2005 album All the Right Reasons has been certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America for 10 million combined sales and streams "We're very thankful to have an album that so many people have appreciated," guitarist Ryan Peake says in a statement. "We never imagined this would be possible and for that we are humbled and so grateful 10 million times over. We are honored to have reached this milestone with All the Right Reasons, none of which would be possible without all the amazing people…

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Metallica recruits Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike for summer tour

Metallica has added Mix Master Mike to their summer North American tour lineup. The turntablist and producer, best known for his work with Beastie Boys, will be DJing before the show starts and between sets. In a statement on their website, Metallica writes, "The party will roll all night long during the North American WorldWired tour as we're psyched to announce that award-winning DJ and producer Mix Master Mike will be spinning some of your favorite (and ours!) hard rock and metal tracks throughout the evening at all of the stadium dates this summer." In addition to Mix Master Mike,…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Michael Stipe staging "audiovisual installation" at Moogfest

Michael Stipe will present his first solo composition in the form of an "exclusive audiovisual installation" at this year's music, art and technology festival, known as Moogfest. According to a press release, the installation will explore "desire and movement" through footage Stipe filmed in New York City, and scored by original music created by the former R.E.M. frontman. Moogfest 2017 will be held May 18-21 in Durham, North Carolina. Visit Moogfest.com for ticket info. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Ghost, Slayer contribute to soundtrack for upcoming horror movie "The Devil's Candy"

Ghost and Slayer will appear on the soundtrack for a new horror movie called The Devil's Candy. The soundtrack features Ghost's single "From the Pinnacle to the Pit," which originally appeared on the band's album Meliora, and Slayer's Repentless track "You Against You." Directed by Sean Byrne, The Devil's Candy follows a family who buys a house in Texas that has a demonic backstory. It hits theaters March 17, and the soundtrack will be released that same day. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

311 details new album, "Mosaic"; shares lead single "Too Much to Think"

Following last weekend's 311 Day -- March 11 -- the band has announced the details of their next album. The band's 12th studio effort is called Mosaic, and will be released in the summer. Mosaic features the lead single "Too Much to Think," which you can listen to now on YouTube. Speaking about the sound of Mosaic, frontman Nick Hexum describes it as a "menagerie of styles created by five friends and our extended musical family at our best! Innovation, fun, chops, and heart." 311 will the road this summer in support of Mosaic, starting June 22 in Cleveland. The…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Eddie Vedder to headline California's Ohana Dana Point festival

Eddie Vedder has announced his first U.S. solo date of 2017. The Pearl Jam frontman will headline the Ohana Dana Point festival, held September 8-10 in Orange County, California. Ohana, now in its second year, will also feature sets from Social Distortion, Jack Johnson, TV on the Radio, The Naked and Famous, Fiona Apple and Pixies. Vedder also headlined the inaugural edition of the festival, which was held last year. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit TheOhanaFest.com. While he doesn't currently have any other U.S. dates on his schedule, Vedder will embark on a European solo tour this…

posted 2017/03/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-03-13

The Offspring and Sublime with Rome announce co-headlining tour

The Offspring and Sublime with Rome will hit the road together this summer on a co-headlining tour. The joint trek kicks off July 6 in Airway Heights, Washington and will wrap up September 30 in Salt Lake City. Visit Offspring.com or SublimewithRome.com for ticket info. Sublime with Rome will be touring in support of their latest album, 2015's Sirens, while The Offspring is currently working on their 10th studio effort. Here are The Offspring and Sublime with Rome's co-headlining tour dates: 7/6 -- Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Resort & Casino7/7 -- Abbotsford, BC, Abbotsford Centre7/8 -- Penticton, BC, South…

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Avenged Sevenfold plans summer headlining shows in between Metallica opening dates

Avenged Sevenfold has announced a batch of headlining shows in between their upcoming tour opening for Metallica. The headlining dates kick off May 5 in Virginia Beach, and will run intermittently throughout the summer. Visit AvengedSevenfold.com for ticket info. A Day to Remember and Volbeat will open for Avenged Sevenfold on separate dates during the headlining run. The Metallica tour, meanwhile, begins May 10 in Baltimore and will conclude in August. Avenged Sevenfold will be touring in support of their new album, The Stage. Here are Avenged Sevenfold's headlining tour dates: 5/5 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans…

posted 2017/03/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica's "Hardwired...to Self-Destruct" returns to top two on "Billboard" 200

Metallica's new album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct has vaulted from number 14 all the way up to number two on this week's edition of the Billboard 200. The record moved 81,000 units for the week ending March 9. As Billboard points out, the surge in sales came from Metallica bundling Hardwired with ticket sales for their upcoming North American stadium tour, which launches May 10 in Baltimore. Redeeming the album download included in your ticket purchase counts as one sale of the record. Upon its original release last November, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Every one of…

posted 2017/03/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock