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2017-07-21

New Nine Inch Nails EP, "Add Violence," out digitally now

There's new Nine Inch Nails music in the world. The latest release from Trent Reznor and company, the five-track EP Add Violence, is available now on digital outlets. It'll arrive on CD in September. Add Violence features the single "Less Than," and closes with a nearly 12-minute song called "The Background World." It's the follow-up to the 2016 EP Not the Actual Events.  A third, related EP is forthcoming. Nine Inch Nails will headline this weekend's FYF Fest in Los Angeles. They'll also be playing this year's Panorama, Riot Fest and Aftershock festivals. Here's the Add Violence track list: "Less…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Seether's Rise Above Fest will pay tribute to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell

In the wake of Chester Bennington's death Thursday, Seether's Rise Above Fest, which frontman Shaun Morgan founded to raise awareness of and funds for suicide prevention, will pay tribute to the Linkin Park frontman, as well as the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. Bennington's death Thursday is being investigated as a suicide.  Cornell's death in May was ruled as such. "Losing another great rock voice to suicide yesterday is absolutely tragic and heartbreaking," says Morgan in a statement. "It's exactly why we are doing what we set out to do this weekend -- to build awareness for this mental disease."…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Stone Temple Pilots remember Chester Bennington as a "beacon of light and hope"

In addition to his work with Linkin Park, Chester Bennington also briefly fronted Stone Temple Pilots. On their website, STP has posted a tribute in remembrance of Bennington, who died Thursday. "It is a sad day today to know that so many of us will no longer share in your laughter, friendship and love," the band writes. "You showed us time and time again what it is to be an incredible human being. A beacon of light and hope is what you will always be to us. We love you Chester. We will miss you." Bennington joined STP in 2013…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Korn, Stone Sour, Disturbed's David Draiman offer tributes to Chester Bennington

As the music world continues react to the death of Chester Bennington Thursday, tributes to the late Linkin Park frontman continued to pour in overnight, including from Korn, Stone Sour, and Disturbed's David Draiman. Korn and Stone Sour, who are currently on tour together, each dedicated songs to Bennington during their show in Mansfield, Massachusetts Thursday night. Korn performed their song "4 U" in Bennington's honor, while a clearly emotional Corey Taylor introduced Stone Sour's "Through Glass" as one of Chester's "favorite songs" of theirs. Meanwhile, Draiman shared a long tribute, listing a number of memories he shared with Bennington,…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Dan Auerbach releases new song "Bang Bang" for "Murder Ballads" graphic novel

Dan Auerbach has recorded a new track called "Bang Bang," which he wrote for the soundtrack of Murder Ballads, an upcoming graphic novel. You can check out "Bang Bang" now on YouTube. "Bang Bang" features The Black Keys frontman on guitar, while soul singer Robert Finley handles the vocals. The pair recorded three more original songs for the project, plus a cover of the Lead Belly blues classic, "In the Pines."  You may know it better under another name, "Where Did You Sleep Last Night," which is what it was called when Nirvana sang it on MTV Unplugged. Murder Ballads…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Bon "Appetite"! Guns N' Roses' classic debut album, "Appetite for Destruction," turns 30 today

Guns N' Roses debut album, Appetite for Destruction, was released 30 years ago today. The record, which featured three hit singles -- "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City" and the chart-topping "Sweet Child o' Mine" -- has sold more than 18 million copies in the U.S., making it the best-selling debut album of all time. Though it was released on July 21, 1987,  Appetite for Destruction didn't reach the top of the Billboard album chart until August 6, 1988. It spent four nonconsecutive weeks at #1, establishing GN'R as one of the world's most popular hard-rock bands. The album was…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Seether honors the memory of frontman Shaun Morgan's late brother with Rise Above Fest

Ten years ago, Seether frontman Shaun Morgan's brother Eugene committed suicide. In 2012, Seether created the Rise Above Fest, a musical festival aimed at raising awareness of and funds for suicide prevention. Speaking with ABC Radio, Morgan says he feels that the Rise Above Fest, which will be a two-day event for the first time this year, represents a "manifestation of my brother's legacy." "He lives on through this festival," says Morgan. "So when it grows, I feel like the inspiration behind it and his memory grows, and that's important to me." The Rise Above Fest takes its name from…

posted 2017/07/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-07-20

Watch now: Prophets of Rage premiere powerful "Living on the 110" video

Prophets of Rage have debuted the video for their new single, "Living on the 110." The clip, streaming now on YouTube, finds the rap-rock supergroup jamming the track while harrowing statistics regarding homelessness and poverty in the U.S. crawl across the screen. "The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people," guitarist Tom Morello previously said about the song. "Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times." "Living on…

posted 2017/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Catch Muse's debut "Colbert" performance tonight

Muse will make their debut appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight. The British trio will be performing their new single "Dig Down" on the show, which airs 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS. "Dig Down," released in May, is the first new original track from Muse to follow the band's 2015 album, Drones. Matt Bellamy and company plan to share a few more one-off tracks before their next full-length effort arrives sometime in 2018. Muse is currently on tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Seether's Shaun Morgan & more musicians react to Chester Bennington's death

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington died Thursday at the age of 41; his death is being investigated as a suicide. The news of the singer's death been met with an outpouring of support from fellow musicians, including Seether's Shaun Morgan, who, like much of the music world, is in complete disbelief. "I didn't know [Bennington], but we played some shows together throughout the years," Morgan tells ABC Radio. "[He's] another guy that just didn't seem like the type of guy that would do that." Morgan has a similar reaction to Chris Cornell's death, who committed suicide in May. He got to…

posted 2017/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Music therapy program in honor of Chris Cornell established on late musician's birthday

The late Chris Cornell's charitable organization, the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, has partnered with Seattle nonprofit Childhaven to establish a new music therapy program in memory of the Soundgarden frontman for trauma-affected children. The announcement arrived Thursday, on what would've been Cornell's 53rd birthday Vicky Cornell, Chris' widow and co-founder of the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, says, "The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation is excited to join Childhaven to support its extraordinary work impacting the lives of those in need."  Vicky continues: "Chris and I always shared a strong belief in the healing and inspiring power of music.…

posted 2017/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington dead at 41

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died, ABC News has confirmed. The musician was found dead in his Los Angeles home Thursday morning and his death is being investigated as a suicide; he was found hanging. He was 41. Bennington joined Linkin Park in 1999. A year later, the band released their debut album Hybrid Theory, which became a massive commercial success, and helped launch the rap-metal scene of the early 2000s. Hybrid Theory has since been certified diamond for 10 million copies sold. In 2004, Linkin Park recorded a collaborative EP with rapper JAY-Z, which spawned the hit mash-up…

posted 2017/07/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock