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2018-04-18

Watch second episode of Slayer's retrospective video series

Slayer has shared the second episode of Early Days, a retrospective video series looking back at the thrash band's 37-year history. In the new video, streaming now on YouTube, founding members Kerry King and Tom Araya remember the first show they played as Slayer. "Totally nervous for that first show," King says. "The first time with Slayer, I mean, I [had] probably played 10 gigs or less in my life." This year, Slayer will launch one final world tour. The North American leg begins May 10 in San Diego. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/04/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pearl Jam launching Rock2Vote voting campaign in Montana

This summer, Pearl Jam will play a show at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana, the home state of bassist Jeff Ament. In conjunction with the concert, the band is launching Rock2Vote, a campaign to encourage Montana residents to vote. "Rock2Vote is about standing with Montanans who believe we are at our best when every voice is heard," says Pearl Jam in a statement. "We are supporting those fighting for Montana values across all Montana communities. From Big Sandy to Browning and Butte to Baker, we believe that every voice counts and every vote matters." The campaign will be partnering with…

posted 2018/04/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Marilyn Manson to perform at Coachella with X Japan

Marilyn Manson is headed to Coachella. The famed shock rocker will perform this Saturday with Japanese metal band X Japan during the California festival's second weekend. During X Japan's first-weekend Coachella set, the band was joined by Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland and Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus. It's not clear how many people actually witnessed it, though, because it was scheduled at the same time as Beyonce's set. The weekend-two set times have yet to be announced. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron to play together for first time since Chris Cornell's death

Soundgarden members Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron will perform together for the first time since frontman Chris Cornell's death at the 2018 NorthSide festival in Denmark, held June 7-9. According to a post on the festival's Facebook page, Thayil and Cameron will both be playing with MC50, a band organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of legendary proto-punk band MC5. Led by MC5 co-founder Wayne Kramer, MC50 will embark on a U.S. tour this fall. The band's lineup on the tour will also feature Thayil on guitar, while Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty will be manning the kit. Cornell died by…

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Bad Wolves plans to "wave Dolores' flag" when performing "Zombie" cover live

When Bad Wolves first decided to record a cover of The Cranberries classic "Zombie," they were drawn to the track's anit-violence message. But after the death of Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, who died unexpectedly the same day she was scheduled to record vocals for the cover, the meaning behind the song changed for the rising metal band. "It's more like we're carrying the torch to carry the song to people who may not have heard it already," frontman Tommy Vext tells ABC Radio. "Or for other people to rekindle their relationship with the song, and to memorialize Dolores." Following O'Riordan's…

posted 2018/04/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters guitarist promises best production they've ever had on US tour

Foo Fighters will launch a North American tour tonight in Austin to support their new album, Concrete and Gold. The run will be the band's second U.S. trek behind the record, and guitarist Chris Shiflett promises an updated show, especially on the production side. "Taylor [Hawkins] is on a giant drum riser that goes all the way into the lights at one point," Shiflett tells Rolling Stone. "The production's the best I think we've ever had." On the music side, Shiflett says that several of the Concrete and Gold songs have evolved over the last few months as the band…

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2018-04-17

Nine Inch Nails adds third show to Las Vegas run

Nine Inch Nails has added another show to the band's forthcoming multi-night run at The Joint in Las Vegas. The new date takes place June 16, following the sold-out shows on June 13 and 15. Visit NIN.com for ticket info. The Vegas shows will be the only North American Nine Inch Nails shows this summer. Meanwhile, the group has been working on a new EP, the third installment of a planned trilogy of EPs that also includes 2017's Add Violence and 2016's Not the Actual Events. Frontman Trent Reznor recently said that the new release will arrive in time for…

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Bad Wolves announces co-headlining tour with From Ashes to New

Bad Wolves will hit the road this summer on a co-headlining tour with From Ashes to New. The trek begins June 4 in Madison, Wisconsin and will wrap up July 6 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit BadWolvesNation.com for ticket info. The outing is dubbed the What's in Your Head tour, a reference to a lyric from Bad Wolves' hit cover of The Cranberries classic "Zombie." The cover, which was originally going to feature the late Dolores O'Riordan, appears on Bad Wolves' forthcoming debut album Disobey, due out May 11. In addition to the What's in Your Head dates, Bad Wolves…

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Imagine Dragons rack up 11 nominations for 2018 "Billboard" Music Awards

Imagine Dragons is the leading rock nominee at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The band has received a total of 11 nominations, including Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album for Evolve, and Top Rock Song for "Believer" and "Thunder." Additionally, ID is up for Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Selling Song and Top Radio Song. The Top Rock Artist category also includes Linkin Park, Portugal. the Man, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Twenty One Pilots. The other Top Rock Album nominees are Linkin Park's One More Light, Portugal. the…

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Staind's Aaron Lewis and Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland are feuding, apparently

If you're feeling nostalgic for the heyday of nu metal, then we have a story for you. Apparently, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is an feud with Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland. It all started last December, when Borland spoke on the Talk Toomey podcast about running into Lewis at an airport. As Borland tells it, he was traveling home to Los Angeles after visiting his parents in Jacksonville, Florida when Lewis approached him and asked where he was heading. When Borland replied, "Home," Lewis apparently held his chin up and said, "No, man. Remember where you came from. Florida's your…

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Courtney Love to perform with Rockin'1000 in Italy

Courtney Love just got 1,000 new band mates. The Hole frontwoman will be performing with the Rockin'1000 during a show Florence, Italy on July 21. You may remember the Rockin'1000 from that viral 2015 video that showed 1,000 musicians simultaneously playing the Foo Fighters hit "Learn to Fly" in an effort to convince Dave Grohl and company to play a show in their home region of Cesena, Italy. The clip, which has racked up over 43 million views, caught the attention of the Foos, and they played their first show in Cesena later that year. For more info on Love's…

posted 2018/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen now: Billie Joe Armstrong project The Longshot releases two more new songs

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has released two more songs with his new project, The Longshot. The tracks are called "Body Bag" and "Kill Your Friends," and both are streaming now via the band's YouTube. The new songs follow The Longshot's self-titled debut EP, which was released last week. A full-length album is forthcoming. The Longshot made their live debut over the weekend in Oakland, California. Along with Armstrong, the band includes Green Day touring member Jeff Matika, plus drummer David S. Fields and guitarist Kevin Preston. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock