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2017-03-20

Green Day to perform on "The Late Show"

Green Day will perform on The Late Show this week in support of their new album, Revolution Radio. The punk trio will make their appearance on the March 21 episode. There's no word on what song they'll play, but knowing Green Day, it's certainly possible they'll be making a political statement during their appearance. Green Day is currently touring arenas across North America behind Revolution Radio. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/03/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Scott Stapp is a "Changed Man" on Art of Anarchy's new song

"Yes, I made a mess of things": that's how Scott Stapp opens Art of Anarchy's newest track, titled "Changed Man." You can listen to the song, and watch its accompanying lyric video, now on YouTube. In a video explaining the meaning of "Changed Man," Stapp says it's a "very very personal song" about how he repaired his relationship with his wife following his very public meltdown in November 2014. "Changed Man" appears on Art of Anarchy's forthcoming sophomore album The Madness, their first with Stapp as the lead singer. The first album from the band, which also includes ex-Guns N'…

posted 2017/03/20 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-03-18

Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, dead at 90

Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry is dead at age 90, according to St. Charles County, Missouri police. No cause of death was given. A post Saturday just before 6:00 p.m. ET on the police department's Facebook page reads, "St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m."The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward…

posted 2017/03/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-03-17

Metallica celebrates St. Patrick's Day with "Whiskey in the Jar" live video

Metallica would like to wish you a happy St. Patrick's Day with a live video of them performing their version of "Whiskey in the Jar." The clip was recorded during Metallica's show in Minneapolis last summer.  "Whiskey in the Jar" is a traditional Irish folk song that Metallica covered for their 1998 compilation Garage, Inc. Other bands who've recorded versions of the tune include Thin Lizzy and The Grateful Dead. You can watch Metallica's live "Whiskey in the Jar" performance now on YouTube. Metallica will be touring stadiums across North American this summer in support of their new album, Hardwired...to…

posted 2017/03/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen now: Incubus drops a "Glitterbomb" on new track; reveals "8" track list

Incubus has premiered the grungy new track "Glitterbomb." The song appears on the band's forthcoming eighth studio album, the fittingly titled 8, which will be released April 21. Along with the new song, Incubus has also shared the 8 track list. The 11-song album is available for pre-order now on iTunes -- a purchase will net you instant downloads of "Glitterbomb" and the lead single, "Nimble Bastard." Incubus will hit the road this summer in support of 8 on a tour with Jimmy Eat World and Judah & the Lion, starting July 6 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Here's the…

posted 2017/03/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen to Amy Lee's new solo track "Speak to Me," from Emilia Clarke film "Voice from the Stone"

Amy Lee has premiered a new solo song called "Speak to Me." The Evanescence frontwoman recorded the track for the upcoming film Voice from the Stone, which stars Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke. "Speak to Me" opens as a soft piano ballad before becoming a more orchestral production once the strings arrive. You can listen to "Speak to Me" now on YouTube. Voice from the Stone follows a young nurse, played by Clarke, who cares for a boy she's convinced is possessed by dark forces that occupy the castle in which he lives. The psychological thriller opens in select…

posted 2017/03/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Iggy Pop, Alabama Shakes jam with Patti Smith at Tibet House Benefit Concert

The 2017 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert took place Wednesday night at New York City's Carnegie Hall, and featured performances from Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Alabama Shakes, as well as a few memorable collaborations. At the show's end, Smith led a group performance of her song "People Have the Power." Also during the night, Pop jammed with New Order, and Alabama Shakes was joined by renowned composer Philip Glass, who curated the concert's lineup. The annual concert raises money Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama to preserve Tibetan culture.…

posted 2017/03/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach launches new hardcore punk band

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach is starting a new band. The currently untitled project will explore Leach's hardcore punk influences. "I've put together a punk hardcore band/project for fun and today is our first jam session here in NY!" Leach writes in an Instagram post. "To say I'm excited is a vast understatement!" The post is accompanied by the covers of albums by influential hardcore bands Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, Black Flag and Discharge. "This is a side project and it is being done for the pure enjoyment of playing," Leach writes. "It is also a necessary outlet for a…

posted 2017/03/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Linkin Park writes their "Battle Symphony" with new song

Linkin Park has premiered "Battle Symphony," a new track from their forthcoming album, One More Light. You can listen to the song, and watch its accompanying lyric video, now on YouTube. Like the previously released "Heavy," the lead single from One More Light, "Battle Symphony" explores Linkin Park's poppier side with prominent use of keyboards and electronics. One More Light, Linkin Park's seventh studio album, will be released May 19. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/03/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer headed to "Murder Hill" for feature film debut

Five Finger Death Punch's Jeremy Spencer is headed to the silver screen. The drummer will make his feature film debut in the upcoming horror movie Murder Hill, produced by Awesome Monkey Productions. "I got to admit, I had a fanboy moment!" says Murder Hill co-producer and co-writer Mark Casadei of meeting Spencer. "I have always admired his skill on a drum set, and his persona on stage is pure amazing to watch." "This is going to be a lot of fun, and I know our Five Finger Death Punch fans will dig it!" Spencer adds. Murder Hill will star Tom Proctor,…

posted 2017/03/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-03-16

Linkin Park teases new single, "Battle Symphony"

Linkin Park has shared a short teaser for their new track "Battle Symphony," which appears on the band's forthcoming album One More Light. On their Twitter, the band has posted a video of producer/vocalist Mike Shinoda and guitarist Brad Delson working on the track. At the end of the clip, you can hear a snippet of the completed "Battle Symphony," which sounds about as poppy as "Heavy," the lead single from One More Light. "Battle Symphony" premieres in full on Friday, March 17. One More Light drops May 19. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.   #BattleSymphony -…

posted 2017/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Blink-182 details deluxe "California" album; hear new track "Parking Lot" now

Blink-182 has shared the details of the deluxe version of their 2016 comeback album, California. Along with the original record, the two-disc deluxe California will feature 11 brand-new songs, plus an acoustic version of the single "Bored to Death." One of those 11 new songs is a track called "Parking Lot," a profane ode to the "forgotten young suburbia/loose on the streets of California." You can listen to "Parking Lot" now on YouTube. The original California debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and was nominated for Best Rock Album at this year's Grammys. Blink-182 will be touring the…

posted 2017/03/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock