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2017-05-21

2017 "Billboard" Music Awards: Winners list

Top ArtistDrakeTop New ArtistZaynBillboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity (Fan-Voted Category)Twenty One PilotsTop Male ArtistDrakeTop Female ArtistBeyoncéTop Duo/GroupTwenty One PilotsTop Billboard 200 ArtistDrakeTop Hot 100 ArtistDrakeTop Song Sales ArtistDrakeTop Radio Songs ArtistTwenty One PilotsTop Streaming Songs ArtistDrakeTop Social Artist (Fan-Voted Category)BTSTop Touring ArtistBeyoncéTop R&B ArtistBeyoncéTop R&B TourBeyoncéTop Rap ArtistDrakeTop Rap TourDrakeTop Country ArtistBlake SheltonTop Country TourKenny ChesneyTop Rock ArtistTwenty One PilotsTop Rock TourColdplayTop Dance/Electronic ArtistThe ChainsmokersTop Latin ArtistJuan GabrielTop Christian ArtistLauren Daigle    Top Gospel ArtistKirk FranklinTop Billboard 200 AlbumDrake, ViewsTop Soundtrack/Cast AlbumHamilton: An American MusicalTop R&B AlbumBeyoncé, LemonadeTop Rap AlbumDrake, ViewsTop Country AlbumChris Stapleton, TravellerTop Rock AlbumMetallica, Hardwired…to Self-DestructTop…

posted 2017/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

U2 pays tribute to Chris Cornell at Rose Bowl

U2 paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell, who died this past week of an apparent suicide, during their concert Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. The band dedicated the Joshua Tree track "Running to Stand Still," which is about drug addiction, to the late Soundgarden frontman, according to Variety.  "For the lion that was Chris Cornell, we send a prayer to his lioness,” said Bono. In addition, before U2 took the stage, Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" was heard over the P.A. system, and the audience sang along and held their smartphones aloft, according to Variety. In an apparent comment on the fact that so…

posted 2017/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

First round of "Billboard" Music Award winners announced: Drake, Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots, Beyonce & more

Because there are so many categories for tonight's Billboard Music Awards, the bulk of the winners will not be announced on the air.  Instead, they were announced earlier today, and so far, Drake is the big winner: he has already won 10 awards of of a possible 22.  If he wins three more trophies on the air tonight, he'll have broken the all-time record for most BBMA wins in a single evening.   Other big winners so far include Beyonce, who has five, Twenty One Pilots with four and The Chainsmokers with three. There are plenty more awards to be given out tonight, including Artist of the Year, so tune…

posted 2017/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Arrest this man: Radiohead's "OK Computer" turns 20 today

Twenty years ago today, the world was introduced to OK Computer. Radiohead's seminal 1997 album first arrived in Japan on May 21, 1997. It would later be released in their native U.K. in June and then in the United States in July. Coming off the band's more rock-driven album The Bends, which in turn was the sophomore follow-up to their debut Pablo Honey, OK Computer found Radiohead experimenting with more layered electronic sounds. According to drummer Phil Selway, Radiohead's record label deemed the group's new direction to be "commercial suicide." However, OK Computer went on to cement Radiohead's international popularity:…

posted 2017/05/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-05-19

Blink-182 shares acoustic version of "Bored to Death"

The deluxe edition of Blink-182's comeback album California is released today, and the collection includes an acoustic rendition of the original album's lead single, "Bored to Death." You can download the unplugged track now via iTunes. Along with the acoustic "Bored to Death," the deluxe California album also features 10 bonus tracks, including "Parking Lot," "Misery" and "6/8." Blink-182 recently wrapped up a U.S. tour in support of California. They'll head to Europe in June, and they'll return to the States later this summer to play two stadium dates with Linkin Park and to headline Lollapalooza. Copyright © 2017, ABC…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

U2 to perform & chat on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" this Tuesday

U2 fans will find what they're looking if they tune in to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Tuesday, May 23. The Irish rockers will be visiting the talk show that evening to give their only planned TV interview and performance during the North American leg of their Joshua Tree Tour 2017. U2's latest trek, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of their classic 1987 album The Joshua Tree, got underway on May 12 in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to their Kimmel appearance, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will play a pair concerts this weekend at the Rose Bowl in Los…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nothing But Thieves premieres "Amsterdam" video

Nothing But Thieves has shared the music video for "Amsterdam," the lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Broken Machine. The clip finds Conor Mason and company rocking out inside a warehouse while surrounded by an expertly choreographed group of dancers. You can watch the video now on YouTube. Broken Machine will be released September 8. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons will honor Chris Cornell at Sunday night's "Billboard" Music Awards

The legacy of Chris Cornell will be recognized at this weekend's Billboard Music Awards. According to the rep for the show, Imagine Dragons will be "honoring" the late Soundgarden frontman prior to their own performance during the ceremony. Following Cornell's death, Imagine Dragons wrote, "Rest In Peace Chris. you inspired us as well as millions of artists around the world." The Billboard Music Awards will be held this Sunday, May 21, and air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen opens up on Chris Cornell: "My heart is broken"

The Pretty Reckless opened for Soundgarden at their show in Detroit Wednesday night, and Thursday morning, we got the sad news that frontman Chris Cornell was dead.  Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen has now broken her silence about Cornell's death, writing in an Instagram post that her "heart is broken." "Still in a state of shock," she writes. "I have no words right now except my heart pours out to his beautiful family and friends." The band as whole also posted a tribute to Cornell on their Twitter, writing, "Our deepest sympathies to family and new friends we just had…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Halestorm, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson & more lined up for Rock Allegiance festival

Halestorm, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson will be playing the 2017 Rock Allegiance festival, held October 7 in Camden, New Jersey. "We are so excited about being a part of Rock Allegiance 2017!" says Halestorm's Lzzy Hale. "We've been busy writing new music for our next record and have been missing the stage. We cannot wait to see all of you and give a loud offering to the Rock n Roll gods!" The lineup also includes Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, In This Moment, Beartooth, DED, Gojira and Starset, among others. Visit RockAllegiance.com for the full lineup and ticket info.…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen now: Dan Auerbach premieres "Waiting on a Song" title track

The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach has shared the title track to his forthcoming sophomore solo album, Waiting on a Song. The track is accompanied by a video that finds a group of teenage friends spending their summer before college drinking, smoking and driving around, Dazed and Confused style. You can watch the video, which features a cameo from folk legend John Prine, now on YouTube. "Not only does the video evoke the feeling of the song, but it also pays tribute to the great tradition of Nashville songwriters," says Auerbach in a statement. "It was fun to have John…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jack White writes children book based on The White Stripes' "We're Going to Be Friends"

The tale of Suzy Lee will continue in We're Going to Be Friends.  It's a children's picture book based on The White Stripes song of the same name, written by Jack White himself. We're Going to Be Friends was illustrated by Elinor Blake, who's worked on The Ren and Stimpy Show and Pee Wee's Playhouse. Included with the book will be a recording of the original White Stripes song, which originally appeared on the band's 2001 album White Blood Cells, plus new recordings of the track, including one by The Woodstation Elementary School Singers. We're Going to Be Friends will…

posted 2017/05/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock