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2018-04-16

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame pays tribute to Chris Cornell at 2018 induction ceremony

The 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place Saturday night at Cleveland's Public Hall, a night that included tributes to some rockers we lost, as well as those being inducted. Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell and Ann Wilson of Heart performed Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" in honor of fellow Seattle musician Chris Cornell, who died in 2017. Additionally, The Killers opened the ceremony by covering Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "American Girl" in honor of Petty, who also died last year.  As for the inductees, the 2018 class included Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Cars, The…

posted 2018/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Disturbed shreds and wails in new studio update

Earlier this year, Disturbed revealed that they had returned to the studio to work on new music. Now, the Chicago metallers have shared a second preview of what they're working on. While the first teaser showed the band recording with acoustic guitars and brush drumsticks, this new update features some more traditional Disturbed sounds, including Dan Donegan shredding electric guitar and David Draiman wailing into a microphone. Draiman also seemed to drop a hint about what kind of what the new music will be about. "We have this idea of disconnect, of how technology's consumed us," he tells producer Kevin…

posted 2018/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2018-04-13

Biffy Clyro to release "MTV Unplugged" album

Biffy Clyro is releasing a MTV Unplugged album. Recorded at the Roundhouse in London last November, the 15-track collection will be released on May 25. The album's track list spans the Scottish rockers' discography, and includes several songs from the band's most recent effort, 2016's Ellipsis. The set also featured a cover of the Beach Boys classic, "God Only Knows." The special will also air on MTV Live on May 26 starting at 9 p.m. ET. Here is the MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London track list: "The Captain""Biblical""Re-arrange""Drop It""Black Chandelier""Folding Stars""Different Kind of Love""Mountains""God Only Knows" "Opposite""Small Wishes""Bubbles""Medicine""Many of…

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Silverchair/Empire of the Sun project Dreams releases new song, "Silence"

Dreams, the duo made up of Silverchair's Daniel Johns and Empire of the Sun's Luke Steele, has released a new song called "Silence." The track is now streaming, along with a neon-colored visual, on YouTube. "'Silence' is a song which came to us after the Charlottesville riots," says Steele in a statement. "It broke our hearts to see the violence and hatred that occurred. We wanted this song to elevate the people, let their voices be heard, inspire them with courage and bravery." "Silence" is the second song Dreams has released, following the debut single "No One Defeats Us." Like…

posted 2018/04/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jump into the weekend with Black Stone Cherry's new song, "Southern Fried Friday Night"

Black Stone Cherry has the soundtrack for the start of your weekend. The Kentucky rockers have released a new song called "Southern Fried Friday Night," which you can grab now via digital platforms. "Southern Fried Friday Night" appears on Black Stone Cherry's forthcoming album Family Tree, which will be released on April 20. It also features the single "Bad Habit." Black Stone Cherry will be touring the U.S. in support of the album throughout the spring. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2018/04/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Killswitch Engage recording new song with ex-lead singer Howard Jones

Killswitch Engage has recorded a new song with the band's former lead singer, Howard Jones. Current frontman Jesse Leach revealed the news in an Instagram post. "This dude was in the neighborhood, so I figured hey let's get him to lay down some stuff for a thing," Leach writes of Jones. "He did, and it is going to be EPIC!" Jones joined Killswitch after founding member Leach quit the band in 2002. He remained the lead singer for 10 years until leaving in 2012, after which Leach rejoined the group. Jones has since started a new band called Light the…

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Breaking Benjamin premieres hellish "Torn in Two" video

Breaking Benjamin's new album Ember is out today, and to celebrate, the band has released the video for the song "Torn in Two." The intense, emotional clip is streaming now on YouTube. "Torn in Two" continues the story started in Breaking Benjamin's video for "Red Cold River," which followed a devastated father grieving the murder of his young daughter. In the new clip, the father must go into hell to save his daughter's soul. According to a press release, the visuals are inspired by Dante's epic 14th century poem, Inferno. Breaking Benjamin launches a U.S. headlining tour in support of Ember…

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Godsmack shares "When Legends Rise" title track

Godsmack has premiered the title track from When Legends Rise, the forthcoming new album from the Boston rockers. The inspirational track is now available for digital download. Speaking with Billboard, frontman Sully Erna says that When Legends Rise, both the song and the album, is aiming for a "Phoenix rising from the ashes kind of vibe." "When Legends Rise is not an egotistical statement as much as it's a metaphorical way of kind of burning everything down to the ground and build it back up," he explains. The album, Godsmack's seventh studio effort, arrives on April 27. It also features…

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Smashing Pumpkins' "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" sampled on new Kid Cudi song

Rapper Kid Cudi samples the Smashing Pumpkins hit "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" on his new song, "The Rage." If you ever wanted to hear the line "Despite all my rage/I am still just a rat in cage" over a slow hip-hop beat, you can download the track now via digital outlets. "The Rage" was recorded for the soundtrack to the new film Rampage, which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Both the album and the movie are out now. Despite any rage, Billy Corgan and original Pumpkins members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin will embark on their Shiny and Oh So…

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Jack White talks Al Capone on "Fallon", jokes with John Mulaney in "SNL" promo

Jack White is in the midst of a big TV week. He guested on The Tonight Show Thursday, and he's playing on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Speaking with host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, White talked about his new album, Boarding House Reach, their shared history as alter boys, and how the notorious gangster Al Capone inspired his song "Humoresque." As White explains, he purchased handwritten sheet music that Capone wrote while imprisoned in Alcatraz. After some research, he discovered that the lyrics were written to the music of a piano work written in the 1800s. "It's a…

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Stolen Foo Fighters mirror returned to Australian bar

The saga of the stolen Foo Fighters mirror has come to an end. Last weekend, the Cherry Bar in Melbourne, Australia revealed that a mirror donated by Dave Grohl and company to the bar during their Australian tour earlier this year had been stolen. After imploring the alleged thieves to return the mirror, lest the the police get involved, the bar now reports it's on its way back to its proper home. "Today I got a grovelingly apologetic phone call from the 'thief,'" Cherry Bar posted on Facebook Wednesday. "He is mailing the mirror back to Cherry Bar from Adelaide,…

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Ghost announces new album, "Prequelle"; listen to single "Rats" now

Ghost will release a new album called Prequelle on June 1. It features the lead single "Rats," which is available now for digital download. "Rats" is accompanied by a gory video featuring the Swedish metallers rocking out in a rat-infested, blood-soaked city. There's also a white horse with red laser eyes, because why not? You can watch the video now on YouTube. Prequelle is Ghost's fourth album and the follow-up to 2015's Meliora. It marks the debut of frontman Tobias Forge's new character, Cardinal Copia, who takes the place of the long-running Papa Emeritus character. Ghost kicks off a U.S.…

posted 2018/04/13 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock