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Foo Fighters to Headline 2017 BottleRock Napa Valley Festival

On Monday, Foo Fighters teased that they would be announcing a live date in California, and now we know the exact details of the show. Dave Grohl and company will be headlining the 2017 BottleRock festival, held May 26-28 in Napa Valley, California. The BottleRock lineup also includes co-headliners Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, plus Modest Mouse, Silversun Pickups, Highly Suspect, Band of Horses, Fitz and the Tantrums, Live, Dirty Heads, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Judah & the Lion, Saint Motel and The Strumbellas, among others. Tickets to the festival will go on sale January 4 at 10 a.m. PT. Visit…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Cage the Elephant Teases Friday the 13th Surprise

The first Friday the 13th will arrive next week, and Cage the Elephant is teasing, well, something to mark the unluckiest day of the year. The band has pinned a tweet that simply reads, in all caps, "January Friday 13 2017." Cage didn't elaborate on what exactly will go down on January 13, but it might have something to do with rapper King Myers, who's been teasing a collaboration with the band. "The name of the project with @CageTheElephant & @RealKingMyers is called #UncageTheKing," he previously wrote. Cage the Elephant's most recent album, Tell Me I'm Pretty, was released in…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons' Next Album Will Be an "Evolution," Says Dan Reynolds

With 2016 officially in the books, it's now time to look forward to all the new albums 2017 will bring us. One of those could be from Imagine Dragons, who are currently working on their third studio effort. "I don't know when it'll come out -- we're not sure yet, it's not complete," frontman Dan Renyolds tells ABC Radio of album number three. "But I feel like it's definitely an evolution for Imagine Dragons, but what kind of evolution, I can't say yet." "The music feels very real to us," Reynolds says. "I'm just really excited for people to hear…

posted 2017/01/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Foo Fighters Hint at Possible California Tour Date

Are Foo Fighters gearing up to announce American tour dates? The band has posted a photo of a map of the U.S., with an area in California around San Francisco highlighted in red. The Foos used a similarly cryptic method to tease their summer European festival trek, so perhaps a U.S. tour announcement is imminent. Currently, Foo Fighters have just one U.S. gig lined up: a performance at the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Tom Petty. The event will be held February 10 in Los Angeles. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.   pic.twitter.com/yL7zrem33h —…

posted 2017/01/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Austin Carlile Leaves Of Mice & Men

Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has left the band, due to his continued struggle with Marfan syndrome, a connective tissue disorder. "It's with heavy hearts that we announce Austin's departure from the band for reasons pertaining to his health," writes Of Mice & Men in a Facebook post. "After his most recent series of surgeries at Stanford University Hospital, following the cancellation of our European headlining tour, his team of doctors informed him of the damage that performing, & more specifically his aggressive vocals, have been causing his body," the band continues. In his own statement, Carlile says…

posted 2017/01/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Killers Rock "Helter Skelter" with Paul McCartney

The Killers kicked off their 2017 with help from none other than Paul McCartney. The Beatles legend joined Brandon Flowers and company for a performance of "Helter Skelter" during the band's private New Year's Eve show  in St. Barts. You can watch a clip of the collab now on The Killers' Facebook. The Killers should have a busy 2017, since their fifth studio album is due out this year. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/01/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


The Year in Rock 2016 -- Other Stories of Note

Here are a few other notable things that happened in the world of rock in 2016: -- Kings of Leon, Panic! at the Disco, The Lumineers and The 1975 all earned number-one albums on the Billboard 200 for the first time in their careers. For KoL, the honor came with their seventh studio album, WALLS, while Panic! topped the chart with Death of a Bachelor, their fifth studio effort. Meanwhile, The Lumineers and The 1975 both topped the Billboard 200 with their sophomore albums: Cleopatra and I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, respectively.…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nine Inch Nails' "Not the Actual Events" Debuts on "Billboard" 200 with Just One Day of Sales

Nine Inch Nails' new EP Not the Actual Events has debuted on the Billboard 200 after just one day of digital sales. The five-track effort went on sale via NIN's website on December 22 -- one day before it was officially released -- and sold 22,000 copies, which was good enough to land at number 31 on the chart. Now that the EP has a full week of sales under its belt, Not the Actual Events should make a big jump on next week's edition of the Billboard 200, the magazine reports. Not the Actual Events is Trent Reznor's first…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Ex-Pearl Jam Drummer David Abbruzzese Continues Criticism of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Snub

Former Pearl Jam drummer David Abbruzzese continues to criticize his old band, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, for excluding him from induction. "Pearl Jam has always seemingly had a perceived level of integrity and has been known to stand their ground & fight the good fight," Abbruzzese writes in a Facebook post. "But it seems the allure of being given this trophy is just too important for them to take a stand." When Pearl Jam is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, current members Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron, Jeff Ament and…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Halestorm Shares Cover of Joan Jett's "I Hate Myself for Loving You"

Halestorm has unleashed their cover of the Joan Jett & the Blackhearts classic "I Hate Myself for Loving You." Lzzy Hale and company's version stays pretty faithful to the original, though it's a bit heavier. It's certainly heavier than "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night." You can listen to Halestorm's take on "I Hate Myself for Loving You" now on YouTube. The "I Hate Myself" cover will appear on Halestorm's upcoming EP, ReAniMate 3: The CoVeRs eP. The six-track collection also includes Halestorm's versions of Metallica's "Ride the Lightning," Soundgarden's "Fell on Black Days," Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens," Whitesnake's "Still…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Year in Rock 2016 -- For the Millionth Time, Foo Fighters Are Not Breaking Up

Coming off one of the busiest years of their career, Foo Fighters took a well-deserved break in 2016. But the band still managed to make plenty of headlines. -- At the end of 2015, after completing a long tour, during which Dave Grohl performed from a mechanized throne due to his broken leg, Foo Fighters released a new EP called Saint Cecilia. In a letter announcing the EP, Grohl hinted that the band would be taking a bit of a hiatus. -- To lead off 2016, it was announced that Grohl would be giving a "special performance" at the Oscars.…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Billie Joe Armstrong Wants to "Do More Acting in the Future"

Billie Joe Armstrong made his debut as a leading man this year in the film Ordinary World, and the Green Day frontman is ready for more time in front of the camera.  "I think I'd like to do more acting in the future," Armstrong tells British magazine Rock Sound. In Ordinary World, Armstrong played Perry, an aging punk rocker who throws a giant bash after his family forgets his birthday. "Perry was a cool part to play, and it was really fun to be doing something that people might not typically associate with me," says Armstrong. "I just like making…

posted 2016/12/30 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock