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Catch James Hetfield jam with Sammy Hagar on "Rock & Roll Road Trip" this weekend

The second season of Sammy Hagar's AXS TV reality series Rock & Roll Road Trip premieres this weekend, and Metallica's James Hetfield will guest on the episode. The premiere will focus on the third annual Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit concert Hagar co-founded with Hetfield. The May 2016 event was held at San Francisco's Fillmore Theatre, and featured performances by Hagar, Hetfield, John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge, Train's Pat Monahan, Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, Chickenfoot guitarist Joe Satriani and more. Other musicians appearing on the upcoming Rock & Roll Road Trip season include John Mellencamp, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood and Cheap Trick's…

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


Blink-182's deluxe "California" album due out in May

Blink-182 has revealed the release date for the deluxe version of their comeback album California. According to bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, the collection will arrive on May 19. Speaking to Billboard last year, Blink said that the deluxe California edition feels "like a whole other album." "The deluxe album will be neck-and-neck with California," drummer Travis Barker said. "It's in no way fillers." The original California, Blink-182's first album with guitarist Matt Skiba in place of Tom DeLonge, was released last year. It was nominated for Best Rock Album at this year's Grammy Awards. Blink-182 will be touring the U.S. this…

posted 2017/03/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Life of Agony rocks hard in "A Place Where There's No Pain" video

Life of Agony has shared the video for their new single "A Place Where There's No Pain." The black-and-white visual, which premiered on PopMatters.com, shows the Brooklyn rockers giving an intense live performance of the track. "Many of our fans have told us over the years that sharing our personal struggles has been cathartic for them in healing the pain in their own lives," frontwoman Mina Caputo says. “That uplifting energy we share at the shows, gives us hope that there's light at the end of the tunnel. And for us and hopefully our fans, that short time when we're…

posted 2017/03/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nine Inch Nails' "Not the Actual Events" comes with warning, strange black powder

When Nine Inch Nails released their new EP Not the Actual Events digitally last year, the band promised it would eventually be accompanied by a "physical component" for those who purchased the title through their website. This week, fans started to receive their physical component, and, in typical Nine Inch Nails fashion, it's all pretty strange. According to reports on Twitter, the EP is accompanied by an actual warning that reads, "[Not the Actual Events] may contain subversive elements that produce feelings of euphoria and may be harmful and unsettling to the consumer." "Likewise, this physical package may lead to…

posted 2017/03/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

AFI, No Doubt project Dreamcar shares debut single, "Kill for Candy"

Dreamcar, the new band featuring AFI's Davey Havok and No Doubt's Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young, has released their debut single. The track is called "Kill for Candy," and you can listen to it now via YouTube. "Kill for Candy" will appear on Dreamcar's self-titled debut album, which will be released May 12. Speaking to Rolling Stone of the band's origins, Kanal says, "Tom, Adrian and myself have realized after all these years that we really love playing music together, and we'd been flirting for a long time with the idea of doing another project." "We finally started…

posted 2017/03/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Anthony Kiedis battling bronchitis, Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone shows

Red Hot Chili Peppers have postponed their upcoming shows in Denver, Glendale, Arizona and San Diego as frontman Anthony Kiedis battles a bout of bronchitis. "Anthony has been fighting off the bronchitis all week and still needs a few more days to recover," the band writes on their website. "We are sorry for any inconvenience to our fans and look forward to seeing you." The San Diego show will now take place March 21, while the Denver and Glendale dates have been moved to October 16 and October 18, respectively. Tickets purchased for the originally scheduled show will be honored…

posted 2017/03/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Swedish musician Martin Persner reveals himself as a member of Ghost

It looks like one of Ghost's Nameless Ghouls has been unmasked. Swedish musician Martin Persner has revealed that he used to play guitar in the demonic metal band, which consists of a face-painted anti-Pope frontman who goes by the name Papa Emeritus and a group of mask-wearing Nameless Ghouls. Persner revealed the news in a video posted to Vimeo. He also announces that he'll be resurrecting his old band Magna Carta Cartel, which also featured Tobias Forge, who is widely believed to be Ghost's Papa Emeritus. Ghost released a new EP called Popestar, featuring the single "Square Hammer," last year.…

posted 2017/03/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Beck's new album due in the spring

When Beck released his single "Wow" last summer, he announced that his new album would arrive in October. Well, October has long since come and gone, and the new Beck album has yet to arrive. Fortunately, the album is now due out in the spring. Beck revealed the news in an interview with T: The New York Times Style Magazine. He also explains how the songs on the album reflect a "simple and uplifting and galvanizing" feeling. "Those are the hardest [songs to write]," Beck says. "This new record I focused on that feeling. It's the easiest to fail at.…

posted 2017/03/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Coldplay officially announces Kaleidoscope EP; listen to new track "Hypnotised"

In honor of Chris Martin's 40th birthday today, Coldplay has officially announced the details of their Kaleidoscope EP, which they teased last year. The five-track collection will be released June 2, and features the new song "Hypnotised," which is available for download now. You can also watch the "Hypnotised" lyric video now on YouTube. Kaleidoscope also includes Coldplay's collaboration with DJ duo The Chainsmokers, "Something Just Like This," plus three more new songs: "All I Can Think About Is You," "Miracles 2" and "A L I E N S." The EP is the first batch of new Coldplay music to…

posted 2017/03/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Gavin Rossdale reveals the origins of Bush's "Swallowed"

Bush released "Swallowed" in 1996 as the lead single for their album Razorblade Suitcase, the follow-up to their hugely successful debut, Sixteen Stone. As frontman Gavin Rossdale tells NME for the British publication's "Song Stories" series, he wrote "Swallowed" as a direct response to that success. "I was much more used to not being successful. And there's something about being swept up in that success that's really daunting and really overwhelming," Rossdale says. "It wasn't a complaint, it was just sort of an observation." He adds that "Swallowed" was a bit like his version of "Help!," although he's quick to say…

posted 2017/03/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Art of Anarchy schedules first headlining tour

Art of Anarchy will embark on their first headlining tour this spring in support of their forthcoming sophomore album, The Madness. The band, which features Scott Stapp, ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and Disturbed bassist John Moyer, will hit the road starting April 3 in Amityville, New York. The outing concludes April 29 in Henderson, Nevada. Visit ArtofAnarchyBand.com for ticket info. The Madness, which will be released March 24, is the band's first album to feature Stapp on lead vocals. The late Scott Weiland sang on the first Art of Anarchy record. Here are Art of Anarchy's headlining tour…

posted 2017/03/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nickelback drummer Daniel Adair victim of alleged identity theft

A man in Florida allegedly impersonated Nickelback drummer Daniel Adair to purchase $25,000 of drum microphones. According to an affidavit obtained by PEOPLE, the man was arrested this week by Port St. Lucie police on two felony fraud-related charges. Adair became aware of the possible identity theft when he was contacted by Nickelback's business representative, who wanted to confirm that he made a large purchase of tens of thousands of dollars. A security specialist then reported to the police that Adair "had his identity used to fraudulently order drum parts from a company in Vienna, Austria." According to PEOPLE, the…

posted 2017/03/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock