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2017-03-16

Mastodon pokes fun at Death in "Show Yourself" video; books "Kimmel" appearance

Mastodon has premiered a goofy new video for their song "Show Yourself," the lead single from their forthcoming album, Emperor of Sand. You can watch the video now on YouTube. In the clip, the Grim Reaper is having a tough time with his job with the Department of Death -- a Glengarry Glen Ross-style office environment with a boss that's always preaching the "ABKs" -- "always be killing." He's assigned to kill the members of Mastodon, but when he fails, he's fired from his job and his disappointed wife leaves him. Later, a depressed Death ends up accidentally killing the…

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

Metallica schedules European leg of WorldWired tour

Metallica will bring their WorldWired tour to Europe this fall. The arena trek kicks off September 4 in Amsterdam, and will run all the way to May 11, 2018, when the metal legends will wrap things up in Helsinki, Finland. The tour also includes stops in France, Germany, the U.K., Spain and Italy, among many other European countries. For the full list of dates and ticket info, visit Metallica.com. Metallica will be supporting their new album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct on the WorldWired tour. The U.S. leg of the outing begins May 10 in Baltimore. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights…

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

"Believe" it: Imagine Dragons dethrone Twenty One Pilots from top of "Billboard" Hot Rock Songs chart

Twenty One Pilots' record-breaking run atop Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart has come to an end, thanks to Imagine Dragons. The Las Vegas band's new single "Believer" has taken the number-one spot on the chart after the Columbus, Ohio duo's "Heathens" ruled the tally for 30 weeks. "Believer" is just the second non-Twenty One Pilots song to reach the top of Hot Rock Songs in 14 months. Since January 9, 2016, either "Heathens," "Stressed Out" or "Ride" has sat at number one on the tally.  The one exception? The chart week dated May 14, when Prince posthumously topped Hot Rock…

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

Weezer drops new single, announces European tour dates

Weezer's been pretty busy lately playing the festival circuit and making TV appearances.  Now they've ramped things up even more with a new single, and even more tour dates. The band just dropped the song "Feels Like Summer," an anthem to summer love accompanied by a trippy black-and-white line-drawing video.  It's from the band's forthcoming, as-yet untitled 11th album, the follow-up to last year's Grammy-nominated Weezer (aka The White Album), which they promise to release this summer. You can catch Weezer performing "Feels Like Summer" for the first time on television on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! this coming Tuesday, March…

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

Danzig to release first album of original material in seven years this May

Danzig will make their return this spring with their first new album of original material in seven years. According to a post on the band's Facebook, the currently untitled album will be released "mid-May." The last original Danzig album was 2010's Deth Red Sabaoth, though the band did release a covers album, titled Skeletons, in 2015. It featured Danzig-ized versions of songs like Black Sabbath's "N.I.B." and Aerosmith's "Lord of the Thighs." In other Danzig happenings, the band's 1992 album Danzig III: How the Gods Kill turns 25 this June. To celebrate, Glenn Danzig and company will play a "handful" of…

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

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Offspring, Alter Bridge among headliners at Rock in Rio

The full Rock in Rio festival lineup is out and it's a doozy. According to an announcement on the festival's website, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Offspring and Alter Bridge are among the headliners of the giant, multi-day Brazilian festival which is returning to Rio de Janeiro for the first time since 2015.  Recent festivals have been held in Las Vegas and Lisbon, Portugal. Also on the bill for the event are The Who, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Billy Idol. Rock in Rio takes place September 15-17 and September 21-24. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

2017-03-15

New Linkin Park track "Battle Symphony" due Friday; read song's lyrics now

Linkin Park is sharing another preview of their forthcoming album One More Light this week. The band will debut a new track titled "Battle Symphony" this Friday, March 17. While you'll have to wait a few more days before "Battle Symphony" arrives, you can read the lyrics to the song now via Genius.com. The chorus goes, "I hear my battle symphony/all the world in front of me." "Battle Symphony" follows the release of One More Light's lead single, the poppy track "Heavy." As for what "Battle Symphony" sound like, that'll will be revealed on Friday, but producer/vocalist Mike Shinoda previously…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Watch now: Skillet battles zombies in "Back from the Dead" video

Skillet has premiered the video for their single "Back from the Dead." The cinematic visual finds the band in a post-apocalyptic world being hunted by zombies and military alike. You can see how it all unfolds now via YouTube. "Back from the Dead" is a track from Skillet's new album, Unleashed, which also features the lead single "Feel Invincible." Skillet is currently on a headlining U.S. tour in support of Unleashed. In July, they'll be opening for Korn and Stone Sour on the The Serenity of Summer tour. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Tony Kanal marks 30th anniversary of No Doubt's first club show

On March 14, 1987, No Doubt played their first club show at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, California. To mark the concert's 30th anniversary, bassist Tony Kanal shared an Instagram video Tuesday night thanking fans for three decades of support. As Kanal tells it, he was a junior in high school when his friend Chris Webb, No Doubt's original drummer, invited him to see his band play. "What I saw that day was magnificent, they were incredible," says Kanal. "A week later I tried out and I joined the band. That was obviously a completely incredible thing for me, and…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach contributes grunts, yells & chanting to video game "For Honor"

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has lent his vocals to For Honor, a new video game that finds vikings, knights and samurai locked in an epic war. Leach doesn't sing in the game, though -- according to the musician, he makes "grunting, yelling and chanting noises" for the viking faction. "Not only do I play games but I also have Viking heritage so this project was perfect for me!" Leach writes in an Instagram post. "So while you're playing the game you'll hear me adding to the ambience of the game play!" You can also hear Leach on the For…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

U2's Adam Clayton to be honored at 2017 MusiCares MAP Fund gala

U2 bass player Adam Clayton will receive a prestigious honor at the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, scheduled for June 26 at the PlayStation Theater in New York City. The Irish rocker will be presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides financial and supportive assistance for musicians and music industry figures in need of addiction recovery services.  Clayton is also being honored for his general dedication to helping people with addiction issues. "MusiCares does such vital work in helping vulnerable people across our industry," says Clayton…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Test your editing skills on Imagine Dragons' 'Believer' video for Adobe competition

Imagine Dragons has teamed up with software company Adobe to launch Make the Cut -- a competition to create a new edit of the band's "Believer" video. If you enter the contest, you'll receive access to uncut footage from the "Believer" video to create your own version of the visual. The entries will judged by a panel including Imagine Dragons themselves, "Believer" video director Matt Eastin, Oscar-winning editor Angus Wall, and music video editor Vinnie Hobbs. The grand-prize winner will take home $25,000. To enter, visit MaketheCut.Adobe.com. The original "Believer" video features Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds boxing with Rocky…

posted 2017/03/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock