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Prophets of Rage Are "Not a One-Off Thing"; Plan to Release Two EPs a Year

Prophets of Rage recently wrapped up their Make America Rage Again tour, but the band won't be slowing down any time soon. The politically charged rap-rock supergroup -- made up of Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, plus Public Enemy's Chuck D and Cypress Hill's B-Real -- plans to keep raging even after November 8. "This is not a one-off thing just for the election," Commerford tells ABC Radio. "This is a real band that I'm very excited to be able to be in when I'm 83, you know?" he laughs. In fact, the Prophets…

posted 2016/10/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Experience Disturbed's "The Sound of Silence" in Virtual Reality

Disturbed's "The Sound of Silence" is coming to virtual reality. The band has released a new, 360-degree video for their hit cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic, which you can watch through the VR app Littlstar. Directed by Matt Mahurin, the VR video for "The Sound of Silence" delves deeper into the motifs of technology and dystopia. "It was a thrill and a challenge (and maybe a bit ironic) to use the innovative and immersive world of VR to explore the disconnect of direct human connection that results from the addictive world of social media," says Mahurin in a…

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows Explains Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cameo on "The Stage"

Avenged Sevenfold released an entire new album called The Stage Friday morning, but that's not where the surprises ended. For example, the 15-minute closing track "Exist" features a cameo from none other than famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. "The song came from the idea of wanting to replicate the Big Bang in a heavy-metal sort of way," frontman M. Shadows tells Rolling Stone of "Exist." "Like, 'OK, this is what it would have sounded like when this happened!' It's like a huge classical piece." Shadows originally conceived "Exist" as an instrumental, but guitarist Synyster Gates suggested the song should feature at least some…

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump to Sing National Anthem at Tonight's World Series Game

Wrigley Field will host its first World Series game since 1945 tonight when the Chicago Cubs take on the Cleveland Indians for Game 3 of the 2016 Fall Classic. Taking part in the celebration will be Fall Out Boy frontman and hometown hero Patrick Stump, who will sing the national anthem before the game. Stump and the rest of Fall Out Boy performed at Wrigley Field on Opening Day of the 2015 MLB season. The Cubs lost to the St. Louis Cardinals that night, so maybe just Patrick solo will reverse their karma. Game 3 of the World Series kicks…

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

AFI Announces New Album, "AFI (The Blood Album)"

AFI is back, and they're out for blood. The band has announced their 10th full-length studio effort, titled AFI (The Blood Album), which will be released January 20. Along with the album announcement, AFI has unveiled not one, but two new songs: "Snow Cats" and "White Offerings." You'll get instant downloads of both tracks when you pre-order The Blood Album now on iTunes. The Blood Album will be AFI's follow-up to their 2013 album, Burials. Here is the AFI (The Blood Album) track list: "Dark Snow""Still a Stranger""Aurelia""Hidden Knives""Get Hurt""Above the Bridge""So Beneath You""Snow Cats""Dumb Kids""Pink Eyes""Feed From the Floor""White…

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Highly Suspect Unleashes New Track, "Little One"

Highly Suspect has premiered a new song titled "Little One." The track, which is streaming now on YouTube, has a bit of a '90s rock feel, and follows the loud-quiet-loud dynamic made famous by Pixies and Nirvana. "Little One" is a track from Highly Suspect's forthcoming sophomore album The Boy Who Died Wolf, which also includes the singles "Serotonia" and "My Name Is Human." The Boy Who Died Wolf will be released November 18. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Metallica Shares Snippet of New Song, "Atlas, Rise!"

Metallica's new song "Atlas, Rise!" officially drops on Halloween, but the band has uploaded a 20-second clip of the track to tide you over for the weekend. You can listen to the clip now via Metallica.com. "Atlas, Rise!" is a track from Metallica's forthcoming album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. You'll be able to hear the song in full starting October 31 at 3 p.m. ET. If even that's too long a wait, as previously reported, you can pick up a special limited edition Hardwired...to Self-Destruct Halloween mask in independent record stores, which will include a code that allows you to listen to…

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch the Video for Rivers Cuomo's Collaboration with Zeds Dead

Earlier this month, electronic duo Zeds Dead debuted a song called "Too Young" featuring vocals from Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. Now, you can watch the video for the collaborative track. Sadly Cuomo himself doesn't star in the animated visual, which instead follows a group of claymation characters who can't stop posting to social media. You can certainly hear the Weezer singer's airy vocals throughout the clip, which is streaming now on YouTube. "Too Young," which also features rapper Pusha T, is a song from Zeds Dead's new album Northern Lights. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Muse Covers The Cramps in Halloween-Themed Video

Muse has unveiled their "Halloween Special": a cover of the song "New Kind of Kick," which was originally recorded by psychobilly band The Cramps. The cover is accompanied by a Halloween-themed video starring a leather-clad Matt Bellamy vamping it up for the camera. You can watch the video now on YouTube. Last year, Muse released their new album Drones. The band recently wrapped up a giant world tour in support of the album, during which they had actual drones flying over the crowd. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Evanescence to "Try Some New Old Things" on Fall Tour

Evanescence kicks off a headlining tour tonight in Dallas. The trip will be a relatively short one -- it wraps up November 23 -- but frontwoman Amy Lee says the band will embark on a more expansive tour once they have one key ingredient. "When we do another fuller tour, it'll be when we have new music," Lee tells ABC Radio. In the meantime, Lee has been delving into Evanescence's past as she puts together the band's upcoming The Ultimate Collection vinyl box set, which is due out in December. She thinks that some of those relics from the past…

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Avenged Sevenfold Releases "The Stage"

This is sweet.  We’ve got a brand-new Avenged Sevenfold album to dive into over the weekend. Midnight last night ET, the band announced the anticipated release of their seventh studio album, titled The Stage.  The news came during A7X’s live-streamed performance from the rooftop of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, California.  The Stage is the band’s first album on Capitol. The Stage is the follow-up to Avenged Sevenfold’s 2013 release, Hail to the King, which entered The Billboard 200 at number one.  It’s available now both as a CD and digital from all the usual retail outlets.  Two weeks…

posted 2016/10/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


In New Documentary Clip, Dave Grohl Remembers Working with Producer Butch Vig

The history of Nevermind producer Butch Vig's Smart Studios will be told in the documentary The Smart Studios Story. In a clip from the film, which you can watch via Pitchfork.com, Dave Grohl remembers working with Vig when he first joined Nirvana. "When I joined the band, they had this 'demo' that sounded amazing, it sounded huge," Grohl says in the clip. "It sounded different than the things that they had done before, and everyone talked about Butch." Vig co-founded Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin with his Garbage band mate Steve Marker in 1983. Along with Nirvana, bands including The Smashing Pumpkins, Fall…

posted 2016/10/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock