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The Scorpions plan Crazy World 2017 tour with Megadeth

A double-dose of hard rock heaven is in store when the Scorpions hit the road this fall with special guests Megadeth. The Crazy World 2017 trek begins September 14 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and currently runs through mid-October, but more dates are expected soon. Ticket information is expected soon via the Scorpions official website. Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine said in a statement, "When our album Crazy World was released back in '91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Sublime brewing up craft beer and film projects

June marks the 25th anniversary of Sublime’s debut album, and the band’s surviving members are staging a sudsy celebration. According to Rolling Stone, bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh have signed off on a limited edition Mexican-style lager beer named after that album: 40oz. to Freedom. The brew will be bottled in 40-ounce containers and sold locally by San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Company before being rolled out nationally. Troy Holmes, widow of Sublime’s late frontman, Bradley Nowell, is also on board, commenting, "Being a beer lover…I know Sublime fans will absolutely love it!” The Sublime team also has two…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Coheed and Cambria among exclusive Record Store Day releases

Record Store Day is just around the corner, and this year’s offerings include exclusive discs from Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Coheed and Cambria and the legendary Jimi Hendrix. The Spring edition of the celebration of independent record stores is set for Saturday, April 22. Pearl Jam fans can grab a seven-inch single featuring the tracks "Breath" and “State of Love and Trust,” both of which appeared on the soundtrack to director Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film, Singles.  That movie also featured cameos from PJ as members of the fictional band Citizen Dick. Alice in Chains’ Record Store Day special is…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Lollapalooza 2017 lineup revealed: Arcade Fire, Muse, Lorde, Chance the Rapper & more

More than ever, it looks like there's something for everyone at this year's Lollapalooza festival, with headliners including Arcade Fire, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, Muse, and Blink-182. Wiz Khalifa, Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Big Sean, Milky Chance, Tove Lo, Migos and Kaleo are also on the deep artist roster.  This is the second year the formerly three-day fest adds a day, meaning bonus acts on the bill. As always, this year's annual fest will take place at Chicago's Grant Park, Thursday through Sunday August 3-6.  Tickets go on sale this morning at 10:00 local time at Lollapalooza.com.  A single-day ticket…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pearl Jam's Mike McCready preps photo book

Mike McCready is the latest rocker to show off his photography skills. According to Rolling Stone, the Pearl Jam guitarist will issue a photo book this May, titled Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam. The title references the Mr. Potato Head toy McCready has been carrying with him that shows up in many of the photos. The book consists of shots taken by McCready of Pearl Jam tours and personal travels through the years, encompassing people, art, architecture and concerts. Among the celebrities that show up in candid shots are fellow musicians Neil…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Green Day rocks "The Late Show" after being introduced by “God”

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Green Day appeared on The Late Show Tuesday night. As host Stephen Colbert stood in front of the band ready to introduce them, he was interrupted by the appearance of “God.” An animated likeness, with flowing white beard and robes, appeared in the cathedral-like ceiling and asked if he could introduce them. Colbert said yes, so “He” did. The five-time Grammy winners were introduced as “God’s favorite band” then went right into their number one song, "Still Breathing," the second single from Revolution Radio, their twelfth studio album. The song is also second number…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Every Time I Die hitting the road again

Every Time I Die is proving themselves to be true road warriors. The Buffalo, New York-based post-hardcore band will hit the road beginning March 26 at the So What? Music Festival in Grand Prairie, Texas, and continue with a series of headlining and festival dates through late May. Then in mid-July, they’ll begin a month-long trek with Taking Back Sunday, concluding with an August 18 hometown date in Buffalo. Every Time I Die’s eighth studio album, Low Teens, was released last September. Every Time I Die tour dates: 3/26 -- Grand Prairie, TX, So What?! Music Festival 4/28 -- Wilmington,…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica fans get James Hetfield biography preview

Metallica fans can now get an exclusive preview of the upcoming biography of frontman James Hetfield. The Clrvynt website is offering a sneak peek at the introduction and first chapter of author Mark Eglinton's So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica's James Hetfield, billed as "the first biography of a living Metallica member." According to publisher Lesser Gods, the book is an oral history that includes interviews with the other members of Metallica plus fellow metal musicians like Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, Pantera's Rex Brown, and Anthrax's Charlie Benante. It traces Hetfield's entire life, including his overcoming his…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Devil You Know's Howard Jones teams with ex-Soilwork guitarist

Devil You Know singer and former Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones has a new project. According to Blabbermouth.net, Jones is teaming with ex-Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers on a new album. Jones recently spent time at Wichers’ studio in North Carolina working on the still-unnamed project. Jones was fired from Killswitch Engage in January 2012 and replaced by former KE singer Jesse Leach. Wichers departed Soilwork in June 2012, citing “creative differences.” He has since worked with Dream Theater singer James LaBrie and ex-Anthrax/Armored Saint singer John Bush. Meanwhile, Devil You Know are planning to begin writing material for their third…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Producer blackbear thinks "One More Light" is Linkin Park's "best album"

Based on the tracks "Heavy" and "Battle Symphony," Linkin Park's forthcoming new album One More Light certainly sounds like the band is moving in a much more poppy direction. While that's not the type of sound you might associate with Linkin Park, producer blackbear, who worked on One More Light, thinks LP fans will still like the album. "I do, and I'm a fan," blackbear tells ABC Radio. In fact, he thinks that One More Light is Linkin Park's "best album." Blackbear, born Matthew Musto, is one of several producers and co-writers Linkin Park recruited to help them explore new…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Primus lines up summer tour with Clutch

With a new album in the pipeline, Primus has lined up a series of summer concert dates. According to Rolling Stone, the loopy prog-rock trio led by singer/bassist Les Claypool will kick things off July 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the trek through an August 18 hometown date in Berkeley, California. Ticket information is available at the Primusville website. Opening the show will be Maryland-based rockers Clutch. Frontman Neil Fallon says, “We've heard from countless fans that have wanted to see that bill…Needless to say, we're thrilled to finally go out with Primus this summer. Good times!" Primus is…

posted 2017/03/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Buckcherry added to Rock Into Spring festival

Veteran hard-rock band Buckcherry has been added to the lineup for the Rock Into Spring festival. The event takes place April 28–30 at the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas. The lineup also includes Art of Anarchy, Sick Puppies, Trapt, DJ Lethal from Limp Bizkit, Alien Ant Farm and many more. Rock Into Spring also features 20 tattoo artists plying their craft, including Ink Master’s Randy Vollink, James Francis, Cleen Rock One and King Rock, as well as MTV’s Drama Diablo. Buckcherry released their sixth studio album, Rock ‘n’ Roll, in August 2015. It includes the singles “Bring It On Back” and "The…

posted 2017/03/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock