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2017-07-20

Fall Out Boy schedules "Today" performance

Fall Out Boy will be celebrating the release of their new album Mania on morning TV. The band is performing in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza on the September 14 episode of NBC's Today. Mania will be released a day later, September 15. The album features the singles "Champion" and "Young and Menace." Fall Out Boy will launch a North American tour in support of Mania October 20 in Cleveland. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

Highway to Valhalla! Judas Priest releases new videogame app featuring classic songs

Judas Priest fans, rejoice! The metal gods just released a new video game app called Road to Valhalla that takes you on a wild animated adventure through fantastical landscapes as you battle enemies, while trying to assemble snippets of some of the band's classic tunes to create complete songs. The mobile game is available now for $1.99 at the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. The game's soundtrack features the popular Priest tunes "Breaking the Law," "Turbo Lover," "Electric Eye," "Painkiller," and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," as well as "Road to Valhalla," which appeared on…

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

Nine Inch Nails covers David Bowie during first show in three years

Nine Inch Nails played their first show in three years Wednesday night in Bakersfield, California. During the show, Trent Reznor and company honored David Bowie with a cover of "I Can Give Everything Away," the closing track on the late rock icon's final album, Blackstar. You can watch fan-recorded footage of the performance now on YouTube. Bowie and Nine Inch Nails have long history -- they toured together in the mid-'90s, and Reznor stars in the video for Bowie's 1997 single "I'm Afraid of Americans." In an essay published weeks after Bowie's death, Reznor credited the legendary musician for helping…

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

Nothing But Thieves says "Sorry" with new song; plots North American tour

Nothing But Thieves has shared another preview of their forthcoming sophomore album, Broken Machine, in the form of a new song called "Sorry." You can download "Sorry" now via digital outlets. "Sorry" is the second track to be released from Broken Machine, following lead single "Amsterdam." Compared to its anthemic predecessor, "Sorry" is more grounded, emotional track. Along with the new song, Nothing But Thieves has revealed the Broken Machine track list, and announced a run of North American tour dates behind the album. The trek, which will feature support from Missio on select dates, begins October 11 in Santa…

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

2017-07-19

AWOLNATION, The Head and the Heart remix RZA-composed beats for Chipotle

AWOLNATION and The Head and the Heart have both released new music...based on original beats created for Chipotle ingredients. The Mexican food chain has recruited Wu-Tang Clan producer and rapper RZA to compose a musical beat for each one of their 51 ingredients for a project called SAVOR.WAVS. Using those beats, bands including AWOLNATION and The Head and the Heart have created their own remixes based on the ingredients of their personal favorite Chipotle order. You can make your own Chipotle remix at SAVORWAVS.com. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Nikki Sixx announces "The Heroin Diaries" graphic novel

Nikki Sixx's The Heroin Diaries is jumping from the page to the panel. The Motely Crue and Sixx:A.M. bassist is teaming up with Heavy Metal magazine to create a graphic novel version of the memoir. "The Heroin Diaries has always been deeply personal to me," says Sixx in a statement. "So when the idea came up for a graphic novel based on the story, who better to partner with than the iconic Heavy Metal brand? I grew up reading their magazine as a kid." "This is really a passion project and I've been intimately involved in every step along the…

posted 2017/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age plan to "take over the...world together"

Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age will be releasing their respective new albums, Concrete and Gold and Villains, within weeks of each other later this year -- albums the two bands actually recorded just blocks away from each other. Speaking with Music Week, drummer Taylor Hawkins says that the close proximity buoyed a "good competitive spirit" between the Foos and the Queens.  "It's like we want to make a better record than them, and they want to make a better record than us," says Hawkins. "I'd listen to what Queens were doing and it would be quintessential Queens. It…

posted 2017/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Palestinian Radiohead fan reportedly obtains permit to attend Israel show

After much controversy, Radiohead's concert in Israel will be held tonight. According to a report from Time Out Tel Aviv, a Palestinian fan has received a permit to attend the show. The fan, who lives in the West Bank, went to Reddit asking for advice about how to gain entry to the show. Due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, travel between the two areas is extremely limited. After hearing about his case, the production company Naranjah, which is putting on the Radiohead concert, reportedly reached out to the proper authorities and obtained a travel permit for the…

posted 2017/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park, Imagine Dragons featured on 63rd "NOW That's What I Call Music!"

Get ready for another volume of NOW That's What I Call Music! The compilation series will be releasing its 63rd volume next month, and the track list includes Linkin Park's "Heavy," featuring vocals from pop singer Kiiara, Imagine Dragons' "Believer" and Coldplay's collaboration with The Chainsmokers, "Something Just Like This." And if you're hitting the parking lot for a party this summer, the NOW series will also be releasing NOW Tailgate Anthems. The album includes classics like Queen's "We Will Rock You," Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" and KISS' "Rock & Roll All Nite." Both…

posted 2017/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Guns N' Roses and U2 have the top-grossing worldwide tours of 2017 so far

Now that we've reached the mid-point of the year, Pollstar has counted up the money and listed the artists who pulled in the most on the road worldwide so far in 2017. Topping the tally are Guns N' Roses, who grossed $151.5 million on their Not in This Lifetime tour, which features the return of founding members Slash and Duff McKagan. Other rock acts in the top 10 of Pollstar's list of highest-grossing worldwide tours are U2 at #2, Metallica at #4, Depeche Mode at #5 and Red Hot Chili Peppers at #6. U2 took in just over $118 million…

posted 2017/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

DED plans to "freak out" on tour with Korn

DED kicks off their tour opening for Korn tonight, July 19 in Syracuse, New York. The "Anti-Everything" rockers promise that you can expect one thing from their set: "intensity." "I don't even know what to do with myself sometimes, I just wanna, like, freak out and explode when we're on stage," lead vocalist Joe Cotela tells ABC Radio. It only takes hearing the first note from DED's breakthrough single "Anti-Everything" to realize Korn's influence on the band. DED took a lot of pointers from the nu-metal scene in crafting their debut album Mis•an•thrope, which will be released this Friday, July…

posted 2017/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Flea dismisses Red Hot Chili Peppers retirement rumors as "silly talk"

Don't worry, Red Hot Chili Peppers aren't retiring just yet. According to Flea, rumors that the band is about to hang it up are "just silly talk." "We never really look past the immediate future, but we're on tour right now, we're rocking out, we feel in the spirit, and letting the music move us," the bassist tells TMZ. In a recent podcast interview, drummer Chad Smith spoke about the Chili Peppers members getting older and questioning whether they could continue to tour as intensively as they do now, which sparked speculation that the band's retirement could be imminent. "To…

posted 2017/07/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock