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2017-02-16

Blink-182, Weezer to headline 2017 SunFest

Blink-182 and Weezer will be having fun in the sun this spring at the 2017 SunFest music festival, held May 3-7 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The lineup also includes Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Dirty Heads, X Ambassadors, Kaleo, The Naked and Famous and The Strumbellas, among many more. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit SunFest.com. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica, Bastille, The 1975 win "NME" Awards

The 2017 NME Awards took place Wednesday night, and Metallica, Bastille and The 1975 all earned the publication's notorious middle finger trophy. Metallica won the Best International Band award, and The 1975 earned the Best Live Band title. Bastille, meanwhile, took home the Best Album trophy for their sophomore effort Wild World. "I think Adele put it better about winning over Beyonce, but thank you so much," Bastille's Dan Smith said in his acceptance speech. "We tried to make an album about how f***** the world seems and trying to get your head around it. I think everybody before us…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Pop Evil jam at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Pop Evil is currently on tour in support of their new album UP, and the recently made a stop at the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee to perform for kids fighting pediatric cancer. During their visit, the band played acoustic versions of their singles "Footsteps" and "Take It All." "Playing for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was a career highlight," says frontman Leigh Kakaty in a statement. "Whenever you can help bring inspiration and positivity to children in need, it makes it all worthwhile. Being able to bring smiles to both the kids and…

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Incubus shares new single, "Nimble Bastard"; Announces summer tour

Incubus has released a heavy new track called "Nimble Bastard." The song is the lead single from the band's forthcoming eighth studio album, fittingly titled 8. You'll be able to download "Nimble Bastard" this Friday, February 17. Along with the new song, Incubus has also revealed the full details of their summer tour with Jimmy Eat World. The trek, which will feature additional support from Judah & the Lion, kicks off July 6 in West Palm Beach, Florida and will conclude October 3 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. 8, Incubus' first full-length album since 2011's If Not Now,…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Pretty Reckless books appearance on "Conan"

The Pretty Reckless is hitting late night TV this month in support of their new album, Who You Selling For. Taylor Momsen and company will be performing on the February 28 episode of Conan, which airs 11 p.m. ET on TBS. Who You Selling For, The Pretty Reckless' third album, features the singles "Oh My God" and "Take Me Down," the latter of which reached number one on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The Pretty Reckless will be touring the spring festival circuit in support of Who You Selling For with appearances at Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion,…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park announces new album, "One More Light"; Unleashes "Heavy" new single

After many months of snippets and teaser videos, Linkin Park has at last announced the details of their new album. The seventh studio effort from Chester Bennington and company is titled One More Light, and will be released May 19. One More Light includes the lead single "Heavy," which you can listen to now via LinkinPark.com. The track, which features guest vocals from pop singer Kiiara, certainly has a poppy feel. "The band, with every album, every song we're trying to challenge ourselves," Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda tells Billboard. "We like to try new things. We want to explore new…

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Lars Ulrich promises "crazy and overwhelming" production for Metallica's stadium tour

Metallica will spend their summer touring stadiums across the U.S. on their first full-length North American tour in eight years, in support of their new album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, and drummer Lars Ulrich promises the shows will be "awesome." "I'm just excited about the fact that that's still possible to go out and play stadiums 36 years into a career and that people give a s***," Ulrich tells Rolling Stone. As for the tour's production, Ulrich says he and Metallica have "a couple of things up our sleeves." "It's big and it's just f****** crazy and overwhelming and there are a…

posted 2017/02/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-02-15

Linkin Park shares preview of pop singer Kiiara's vocals on "Heavy"

Linkin Park has shared another teaser for their new single "Heavy." The latest video shows pop singer Kiiara, who sings on the track, recording her vocals with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda manning the board. "Heavy," the first single from Linkin Park's forthcoming seventh studio album, drops Thursday, February 16 at 7 a.m. PT. Until then, you can read the lyrics to the song via Genius.com. Also on Thursday, Linkin Park will be hosting a Facebook Live event, during which they'll presumably talk about "Heavy." The live stream kicks off at noon PT. Linkin Park's last album was 2014's The Hunting…

posted 2017/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack to host 2017 "Alternative Press" Music Awards

Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack will host this year's edition of the Alternative Press Music Awards, which will be held July 17 in Cleveland, Ohio. "I am so honored to be hosting this year's fourth annual APMAs," Biersack says in a statement. "I've attended every APMAs, and I've been fortunate to have a favorite moment every year. As host, I want to make people feel happy and create favorite moments for them, too. I want them to be stoked, whether they are attending the event or watching it from their homes." Meanwhile, Biersack and Black Veil Brides are currently…

posted 2017/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to an early version of Bring Me the Horizon's "Drown"

Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has shared an early version of his band's song "Drown." While the track ended up as an anthemic rocker, "Drown" originally had a sparse, electro-pop feel. The early "Drown" soundtracks a video advertising a new line of apparel from his clothing brand Drop Dead. You can watch the video now via Instagram. "The music from the video was our very first draft of the song that became 'Drown,'" Sykes writes. "A little sneak peek of how different our songs begin!" Sykes and Bring Me the Horizon will hit the road this spring on…

posted 2017/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Cage the Elephant, Lorde to headline Free Press Summer Festival in Houston

Cage the Elephant and Lorde will headline this year's Free Press Summer Festival, held June 3-4 in Houston, Texas. The lineup also includes The Shins, Grouplove, Milky Chance, The Struts, Bishop Briggs and The Strumbellas, among many more. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit FPSF.com. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Kid Rock reportedly eyed for possible senate run in Michigan

Could Kid Rock be running for senator? According to the Detroit Free Press, a Republican Party official has suggested the Michigan rocker as a possible candidate for the state's U.S. Senate seat in the 2018 midterm elections. The newspaper reports that Rock's name was dropped during last weekend's Michigan Republican Party state convention. Tea Party activist Wes Nakagiri said that Rock "has name I.D., is an out-of-the-box idea, and would kind of get rid of that stodgy Republican image." "I'll bet you he would generate as much excitement as [Donald] Trump did," Nakagiri tells the Detroit Free Press. Rock is a…

posted 2017/02/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock