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2016-11-03

Drowning Pool Plots Not-So-Silent Night Headlining Tour

'Tis the season, and Drowning Pool is coming to town. The band has announced the Not-So-Silent Night headlining tour, which will kick off November 29 in Colorado Springs. The month-long trek will conclude with a hometown show in Dallas on December 23, which will support Toys for Tots. Visit DrowningPool.com for ticket info. Along with the tour announcement, Drowning Pool has shared a 360-degree lyric video for "Hell to Pay," a song from the band's latest album, Hellelujah. You can watch the visual now on YouTube. Here are Drowning Pool's Not-So-Silent Night tour dates: 11/29 -- Colorado Springs, CO, The…

posted 2016/11/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Krist Novoselic on Kurt Cobain: "I Don't Know What He'd Think of a Lot of Music Today"

Kurt Cobain was never afraid to express his opinions about the other bands of his time, even if they weren't very positive. If the Nirvana frontman were alive today, bassist Krist Novoselic thinks his late band mate would be equally unfiltered about modern bands. "You know Kurt was a cynical bastard," Novoselic tells Rolling Stone. "He could be a vicious critic. You know, I love him, but boy, I don't know what he'd think of a lot of music today. He wouldn't hold his punches. Kurt just had so much passion, the way he'd sing and feel about the music.…

posted 2016/11/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2016-11-02

Muse, Bastille, U2, The 1975 Win "Q" Awards

The 2016 Q Awards were held Wednesday in London, and the winners included Muse, Bastille, U2 and The 1975. Muse took home the impressively titled Best Act in the World Today award, while Bastille's single "Good Grief" earned the Best Track prize. U2 was named Best Live Act, while The 1975 earned the Best Album award for I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. Additionally, U2's The Edge was given the Gibson Les Paul Award, Kinks frontman Ray Davies received the Q Classic Songwriter prize, Meat Loaf was named the Q Hero and…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch Metallica Play "Atlas, Rise!" Live for the First Time

Metallica currently is on tour through South America, and during a stop in Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday night, the band performed its new song "Atlas, Rise!" live for the first time. You can watch official footage of the performance now on YouTube. "Atlas, Rise!" is a song from Metallica's forthcoming album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, which also features the songs "Hardwired" and "Moth into Flame." Each track has been accompanied by a music video, and drummer Lars Ulrich tells Singapore's The Straits Times that the band is filming a video for every song on the album. Hardwired...to Self-Destruct will be released on…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica, Deftones, Megadeth & More Nominated for "Revolver" Music Awards

Metallica's new album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct won't be released until November 18, but it's already earning award nominations. The latest studio effort from the metal legends is up for Album of the Year at the 2016 Revolver Music Awards. Joining Hardwired...to Self-Destruct in the Album of the Year category are Deftones' Gore, Megadeth's Dystopia, Volbeat's Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie and Meshuggah's The Violent Sleep of Reason. Additionally, Metallica's single "Hardwired" is nominated for Song of the Year, as are Megadeth's "The Threat Is Real," Ghost's "Square Hammer," Testament's "Brotherhood of the Snake" and Amon Amarth's "Raise Your Horns." For the Best…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jack White Guests on New A Tribe Called Quest Album

Legendary rap group A Tribe Called Quest will release their final album, titled We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service, on November 11. The album will feature a variety of high profile guests, including one Jack White. In an interview with The New York Times, Tribe MC and producer Q-Tip says that he and White started collaborating after the rocker asked to cover the group's song "Excursions" during his show at New York City's Madison Square Garden last year. "We recorded so many tracks and ideas," says White. "It's one of those scenarios where we're so excited to…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack and Wife Juliet Simms Issue Statements on Airplane Incident

Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack and his wife, singer and former The Voice contestant Juliet Simms, have both issued statements regarding a recent incident on an airplane, during which Simms accused Biersack of breaking her ribs. According to TMZ, Simms hit Biersack in the face while arguing during a flight. Footage obtained by the gossip site shows Simms yelling, "A guy can break a girl's ribs, but you can't touch another guy's face." Witnesses tell TMZ that Simms was upset about a recent miscarriage she suffered. She was reportedly detained by the FBI after the plane landed. In an…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Danny Worsnop Heads to "Mexico" on New Solo Single

Danny Worsnop has released "Mexico," a new single from his forthcoming debut solo album, The Long Road Home. The track is very much a country song, and finds the newly reinstated Asking Alexandria frontman declaring that he's "driving my a** to Mexico." "Mexico" is accompanied by a video full of scantily people, which you can watch now via TeamRock.com. "This song was so much fun to write, record and film, which is appropriate as however much it is in ways about being exhausted and done with one's reality, it is at its core a fun upbeat song about letting loose,"…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Green Day to Receive Global Icon Award at 2016 MTV EMAs

Green Day's world dominance will be recognized at the 2016 Europe Music Awards. The punk trio will be honored with the Global Icon Award at this year's ceremony. "Green Day is without question, one of the worlds' most influential rock bands. For over two decades, they've introduced new generations of fans from around the globe to their impassioned lyrics and raw musical power," says Bruce Gillmer of Viacom International Media Networks. Previous Global Icon winners include Ozzy Osbourne, Queen and Duran Duran. In addition to being officially named a Global Icon, Green Day will be performing at the EMAs, too.…

posted 2016/11/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2016-11-01

Illustrious Ways: Bono Named "Glamour" Magazine's First Man of the Year

Each fall, Glamour selects a variety of notable females to celebrate with its Women of the Year Awards, but for the first time ever, the magazine also has chosen a Man of the Year, and that illustrious honor goes to U2 frontman Bono. The 56-year-old rocker is being recognized for his efforts to fight for the rights and women and girls around the world. As journalist Christiane Amanpour points out in a new profile of Bono featured in Glamour, among the singer's many humanitarian endeavors is Poverty Is Sexist, a new campaign he launched that focuses on helping the world's…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Papa Roach Debuts New Song, "Crooked Teeth"

Papa Roach has dropped a brand new song, titled "Crooked Teeth." You can listen to the paranoid track now on YouTube. "Crooked Teeth" will appear on Papa Roach's forthcoming 10th studio album, which is due out in 2017. Papa Roach's last album was 2015's F.E.A.R. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Announces Solo Debut Album, "KOTA"

Earlier this year, amid rumors that Dave Grohl was pursing a solo career, Foo Fighters declared that "for the millionth time, we're not breaking up. And nobody's going f****** solo!" Well, all the Foos are still together, but one member is starting a solo gig: drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins has announced his first-ever album under his own name, titled KOTA. The six-song mini-LP will be released on November 11. You can listen to the single "Range Rover B****" now via TaylorHawkins.com. Much like Grohl did on the first Foo Fighters album, KOTA finds Hawkins handling lead vocals and playing "nearly…

posted 2016/11/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock