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2018-02-21

Nickelback hopes to have "Canadians running wild in the streets" during Las Vegas residency

Nickelback will launch a five-night residency at The Joint in Las Vegas this Friday, February 23.  Having seen their share of excess over their more than two decades in the business, the Canadian rockers plan to take full advantage of what Sin City has to offer during their Sin City run. "Las Vegas is known for a 'more is more'-type of philosophy," bassist Mike Kroeger tells ABC Radio. "So we're gonna embrace that and see how far we can push it." Even over five shows, Nickelback will have plenty of material to choose from -- they just released their ninth…

posted 2018/02/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-02-20

Coheed and Cambria plots co-headlining tour with Taking Back Sunday

Coheed and Cambria will hit the road this summer on a co-headlining tour with Taking Back Sunday. The joint trek kicks off July 6 in Miami, and will conclude August 12 in Phoenix. Visit CoheedandCambria.com for ticket info. "It's funny, we've been friends all of this time but we've never done a full tour together," says Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O'Connell. "We ran into each other at some festivals last year and got to talking about it and here we are." Coheed's most recent album, The Color Before the Sun, was released in 2015. Taking Back Sunday released their…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Greta Van Fleet adds summer tour dates

Greta Van Fleet will be on the road well into the summer. The "Highway Tune" rockers have announced a new batch of North American headlining tour dates, beginning July 8 in Toronto. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 23 via GretaVanFleet.com. Prior to the summer dates, Greta Van Fleet will embark on a tour through Europe in March, and they'll return to the U.S. in April to make their Coachella debut. The young Michigan band will also play a run of headlining U.S. dates in May. This year will also see the release of Greta Van Fleet's full-length debut…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Billy Corgan already has titles for eight new Smashing Pumpkins songs

In addition to reuniting for a giant tour this summer, three-fourths of the original Smashing Pumpkins are also working on new music. In fact, frontman Billy Corgan already has titles for eight new songs. In an Instagram post, Corgan writes, "Back home in Chicago, snowy and unfair as she is, with a week to refine lyrics for the 8 new SP songs." He adds that he, James Iha and latter-day Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder will make their way to Malibu next week to "sing shiny new lyrics and cut final guitar overdubs." As for the song titles, they are: "Alienation,"…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

In first TV interview following Chris Cornell's death, Vicky Cornell says, "He loved his life"

The first TV interview with Vicky Cornell, Chris Cornell's widow, since her husband's 2017 suicide will air on ABC's Good Morning America this Wednesday, February 21. In a preview clip of the interview, Vicky maintains that the Soundgarden frontman, who battled addiction throughout his life, was not in his right mind when he took his own life the early morning of May 18 due to a relapse in drug use. "My husband was the furthest thing from a rock star junkie. He just wasn't," Vicky says. "He was the best husband, the greatest father. I lost my soulmate and the…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: Death enjoys retirement in Black Label Society's "A Love Unreal" video

Black Label Society has shared the video for "A Love Unreal," a song from the band's latest album, Grimmest Hits. You can watch the goofy clip now on YouTube. The video stars the Grim Reaper himself, who's now retired from leading souls to the afterlife. In his post-Death days, he dances around his dimly lit apartment, visits the laundromat and tries to talk to the girl he's crushing on. Death -- he's just like us! Grimmest Hits, which also features the single "Room of Nightmares," is out now. Black Label is currently supporting the album on a North American tour.…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Stone Temple Pilots explore "The Art of Letting Go" on new song

Stone Temple Pilots have shared another preview of their forthcoming self-titled album, which is their first with new lead singer Jeff Gutt. The new track is called "The Art of Letting Go," and you can grab it now via digital outlets. Given the deaths of past STP singers Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington, you can guess what "The Art of Letting Go" is about.   As the title suggests, the track is a softer, slower tune, especially compared to the grungier previously released singles "Meadow" and "Roll Me Under." Stone Temple Pilots the album will be released on March 16. The…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Halestorm and In This Moment announce co-headlining tour

Halestorm and In This Moment will join forces for a co-headlining North American tour. The joint outing begins April 30 in Houston, and will wrap up May 15 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visit HalestormRocks.com for ticket info. "We've been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time," says Halestorm's Lzzy Hale. Referring to In This Moment's frontwoman Maria Brink, Hale adds,"We are a few of the hardest working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed!" "We support and love each other,"…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Scott Stapp sued by Art of Anarchy band mates

Scott Stapp is being sued by his Art of Anarchy band mates Jon and Vince Votta, according to documents obtained by SILive.com. The $1.2 million lawsuit alleges that Stapp refused to take part in certain promotional events, including photo and video shoots, as required by his contract with the Vottas' company, Vice Inc. It also accuses the ex-Creed frontman of focusing solely on his own solo career and failing to promote Art of Anarchy on his social media. Stapp's failure to take part in these promotional efforts, the complaint states, led to canceled concert dates and the termination of Art…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters really want to collaborate with Liam Gallagher, according to Liam Gallagher

During last fall's Foo Fighters-curated CalJam 17 festival, Dave Grohl and company closed out the festivities with a cover of The Beatles classic "Come Together," with lead vocals provided by Liam Gallagher. But according to the former Oasis vocalist, the Foos did not get their full dose of Liam. "They keep texting me, man," Gallagher tells NME. "They wanted to do one tune, but I dunno -- I'll do it one day, but I'm too busy doing [my solo career] at the moment." Gallagher does count himself a fan of the Foos, and says they have "good tunes." "I think…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Courtney Love posts birthday message to Kurt Cobain: "God I miss you"

Kurt Cobain would've turned 51 today, and Courtney Love marked the occasion with a birthday message to her late husband. On her Instagram, Love shared a black-and-white photo of her and the iconic Nirvana frontman. In the caption, she wrote "Happy birthday baby god I miss you." Cobain was born February 20, 1967. The musician struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues throughout his life, and died by suicide in April 1994 at age 27. He's survived by Love and by daughter Frances Bean Cobain, who earlier this month revealed her own battle with addiction. Copyright © 2018, ABC…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Radiohead announces 2018 North American summer tour dates

"No Surprises" except this one: Radiohead announced Tuesday morning that they're hitting the road in North America for a run of summer shows. The tour kicks off in Chicago on July 7, and is scheduled to wrap up August 1 in Philadelphia.  The dates in both the U.S. as well as in Montreal and Toronto, Canada are part of Thom Yorke and company's world tour behind their latest release, A Moon Shaped Pool.   Tickets go on sale Friday, February 23; more info can be found on the band's official website.   Here are the dates and venues for Radiohead's North America…

posted 2018/02/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock