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2017-05-23

Tom Morello shares playlist of his favorite Chris Cornell performances

Tom Morello has shared a playlist of his favorite Chris Cornell performances in honor of his former band mate, who died last week at age 52. The playlist, which you can check out via Morello's YouTube, includes a few signature Cornell songs, including Soundgarden's "Outshined," Audioslave's "Like a Stone," and Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike," plus a few deeper cuts. "Made a list of some of my favorite Chris Cornell videos -- from Soundgarden bada**ery, to epic Audioslave in Cuba, to acoustic duetting in a tiny Seattle night club," Morello writes in an Instagram post. "Enjoy and keep Chris…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Marilyn Manson appears in first official video for Elton John's "Tiny Dancer"

Music icon Elton John has revealed the first official music videos for three of his biggest hits, and the clip for the song "Tiny Dancer" features none other than Marilyn Manson. The video follows a variety of Los Angeles citizens as they drive around the City of Angels. One of the drivers happens to be Manson, who's sitting behind the wheel of a tour bus while petting a snake. It's all very on brand for the famed shock-rocker. Directed by Max Weiland, the "Tiny Dancer" video was a winner of Elton John's The Cut competition, which invited people to create…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Of Mice & Men's Aaron Pauley talks band's post-Austin Carlile era: "Music is how we actually deal with things

This week, Of Mice & Men dropped a new song called "Back to Me," the second track the band has released since frontman Austin Carlile left the group late last year, following "Unbreakable." Bassist Aaron Pauley, who now handles lead vocals in Of Mice & Men, explains that both tracks were written in the wake of Carlile's departure. "When Austin left the band, while fans might see that as a Wikipedia entry in the chronology of the band somewhere, that was a life event for us, this is our life," Pauley tells ABC Radio. "Music is how we actually deal…

posted 2017/05/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-05-22

Tom DeLonge reflects on and hints at new Box Car Racer

Fifteen years ago, Blink-182's Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker released their first and only album as Box Car Racer. To commemorate the milestone, DeLonge reflects on the legacy of the self-titled record in an interview with Billboard. "It's a mainstream version of the post-hardcore and punk rock influences in my life, but it's also very artistic," DeLonge says. "I think we did something with the recording of that record that's never been done for the most part, where the variances and volume and sonic scope are just extreme." Box Car Racer was released in between Blink's 2001 album Take Off…

posted 2017/05/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Paramore grabs top-10 "Billboard" 200 debut with "After Laughter"

Paramore's new album, After Laughter, debuts in the top 10 of this week's Billboard 200. The fifth studio effort from Hayley Williams and company arrives at number six on the chart with 67,000 equivalent album units, 53,000 of which were pure album sales. After Laughter, which features the single "Hard Times," is the third Paramore album to debut in the Billboard 200's top 10, following 2009's Brand New Eyes, which peaked at number two, and the band's 2013 self-titled record, which bowed at number one. Paramore will embark on a full-length North American tour this fall in support of After…

posted 2017/05/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo project Dead Cross going on tour

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Faith No More frontman Mike Patton's new hardcore band Dead Cross will embark on their first North American tour this summer. The outing begins August 10 in Santa Ana, California, and will conclude September 23 in Denver. "Everything about Dead Cross screams aggression," says Lombardo in a statement. "I have no idea what kind of chaos it will conjure on stage or in the audience, but I know it's going to be a hell of a good time." In addition to the headlining dates, Dead Cross will play Riot Fest in Chicago this September. …

posted 2017/05/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Chester Bennington will "punch you in your f****** mouth" if you think One More Light was a "marketing decision"

In a recent interview with Music Week, Chester Bennington joked that fans who think Linkin Park "sold out" because their new album One More Light takes a poppier direction should "stab [themselves] in the face." Now, in a conversation with the U.K.'s Kerrang! Radio, the singer has doubled down on his comments with some more suggestions for fans accusing the band of just following the money. "Either you like the song or you don't and if you don't like the song because you hear it on a knee-jerk reaction [that] is like, 'oh it doesn't have metal in it so…

posted 2017/05/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Mike McCready & more pay tribute to Chris Cornell

This past weekend, artists throughout the music world paid tribute to Chris Cornell, who died last week at the age of 52. Robert Trujillo played a snippet of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" during Metallica's show in Boston. Additionally, during Metallica's headlining set at the Rock on the Range festival, James Hetfield declared "We forgive you, Chris," after performing "The Unforgiven." Imagine Dragons honored Cornell at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards with a speech from frontman Dan Reynolds. "He was a prolific songwriter, a legendary performer, a singer who had a voice for the ages, and a philanthropist, whose Chris and…

posted 2017/05/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Of Mice & Men drops new single, "Back to Me"

Of Mice & Men has shared a new track called "Back to Me." It's the second new song from the metalcore band since frontman Austin Carlile left the group late last year, following "Unbreakable." "Back to Me" is accompanied by a live video, featuring footage of Of Mice & Men performing at the Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Fort Rock, and Las Rageous festivals. "'Back To Me' is a very meaningful song for us," says bassist and new lead vocalist Aaron Pauley. "When going through major life changes, whether it's loss or growth, it's incredibly easy to feel like you've…

posted 2017/05/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Muse promises more one-off singles ahead of next album

Last week, Muse premiered a new track called "Dig Down," and while the British rockers won't be releasing a full album in the near future, frontman Matt Bellamy promises that the band plans to continue sharing one-off singles. "The good thing is we're gonna put out songs like 'Dig Down' ahead of the album," Bellamy tells the U.K.'s Radio X. "We're going to put out at least another three songs...or even more ahead of the next album coming out."People are going to see into the creative process as we're writing and recording the songs, and we're going to put them…

posted 2017/05/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

"Middle Fingers" reflects the everyday lives of the "a-holes" in Missio

Throw your middle fingers in the air in celebration: Missio's new album Loner is out now. The first full-length effort from the Austin, Texas-based duo features their breakthrough single "Middle Fingers," a song producer/multi-instrumentalist David Butler says "fits our personality." "That's kinda the way we are in our everyday lives," Butler tells ABC Radio. "If you were to just take a peek into our lives and the way we interact, you might be like, 'Man, those guys are a-holes to each other.' But we just say things like we feel 'em in the moment." He adds, "In essence, that's like…

posted 2017/05/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Funeral for Chris Cornell to be held Friday

Late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will be laid to rest Friday at a private ceremony in Los Angeles, his attorney told Variety on Sunday. Cornell will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.  A public memorial may be be held at some future time, but the attorney said that nothing had been decided on that score yet.Cornell died Wednesday after a Soundgarden show in Detroit. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office has determined that the cause of death was suicide by hanging, but Cornell's widow has suggested that prescription anti-anxiety medication may have contributed to his death. Copyright © 2017,…

posted 2017/05/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock