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Josh Homme sued for assault by autograph hound

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme is being sued for assault by an autograph seeker. According to Rolling Stone, the alleged incident took place after an Iggy Pop concert last April in Detroit. Homme toured with Pop in support of their recent join album Post Pop Depression. Jason Leckrone, a schoolteacher and autograph collector, claims Homme verbally assaulted him and grabbed him “around the shoulder area” outside an after-party at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Leckrone says Homme arrived and began taking photos but refused to sign autographs, prompting criticism from Leckrone. The suit claims says Homme approached…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Record Store Crawl back for another spin

The tenth anniversary of Record Store Day is coming up, so it’s time to take the Record Store Crawl for another spin. Based on the time-honored tradition of pub crawls -- a group of people traveling from venue to venue, sampling the pubs' libations -- the second annual Record Store Crawl kicks off on Record Store Day, April 22 in New York City. According to Billboard, there will be subsequent crawls between June and August in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Chicago, Rochester, Seattle, Los Angeles, Birmingham, Washington, D.C., Austin, Portland, Oregon, and Nashville. Music lovers will be able to board a bus and…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Lacuna Coil unveil "Blood, Tears, Dust" video

Veteran Italian metal band Lacuna Coil have released a new video for “Blood, Tears, Dust,” a track from their 2016 album, Delirium. Writing on the band's Facebook page, Lacuna Coil frontwoman Christina Scabbia says she’s a big fan of the new video. She enthuses, "I love how [the director] filmed this. The photography, the colors and the hints in the story are perfectly placed and it is the first time we are really 'acting.'" Scabbia also teases, "This video is only a part of a much bigger plan...stay tuned. Hope you enjoy this video as much as I do!" Hinting at…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Jason Newsted discusses new Metallica album and Robert Trujillo's playing

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is fan of the band’s latest album and current bassist Robert Trujillo, with maybe one small exception. Speaking to Ultimate Guitar, Newsted said of Metallica’s new disc, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, “I feel they've kinda come back into stride and there's something of substance here,” adding that the album “is a bit different than the other efforts that led up to it.” As for Trujillo, Newsted said, “Robert's a great bass player and he's always been a great bass player. I've known him for 25 years at least. He's always been good…That guy has always got my…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


New Body Count album features members of Megadeth, Lamb of God, Soulfly

Rapper/actor Ice-T holds nothing back with Bloodlust, the new album from his hardcore band Body Count. The disc features contributions from Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and Max Cavalera of Soufly and Sepultura. The album is due for release on March 31, and fans can now watch the first in a series of webisodes that detail the making of the new album. Bloodlust also includes a medley of the Slayer songs “Postmortem” and “Raining Blood.” Regarding the album’s title, Ice-T told Revolver magazine, "Bloodlust is part of the human makeup. Murder is about as normal as love. It's in…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

The Scorpions plan Crazy World 2017 tour with Megadeth

A double-dose of hard rock heaven is in store when the Scorpions hit the road this fall with special guests Megadeth. The Crazy World 2017 trek begins September 14 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and currently runs through mid-October, but more dates are expected soon. Ticket information is expected soon via the Scorpions official website. Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine said in a statement, "When our album Crazy World was released back in '91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Sublime brewing up craft beer and film projects

June marks the 25th anniversary of Sublime’s debut album, and the band’s surviving members are staging a sudsy celebration. According to Rolling Stone, bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh have signed off on a limited edition Mexican-style lager beer named after that album: 40oz. to Freedom. The brew will be bottled in 40-ounce containers and sold locally by San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Company before being rolled out nationally. Troy Holmes, widow of Sublime’s late frontman, Bradley Nowell, is also on board, commenting, "Being a beer lover…I know Sublime fans will absolutely love it!” The Sublime team also has two…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Coheed and Cambria among exclusive Record Store Day releases

Record Store Day is just around the corner, and this year’s offerings include exclusive discs from Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Coheed and Cambria and the legendary Jimi Hendrix. The Spring edition of the celebration of independent record stores is set for Saturday, April 22. Pearl Jam fans can grab a seven-inch single featuring the tracks "Breath" and “State of Love and Trust,” both of which appeared on the soundtrack to director Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film, Singles.  That movie also featured cameos from PJ as members of the fictional band Citizen Dick. Alice in Chains’ Record Store Day special is…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Lollapalooza 2017 lineup revealed: Arcade Fire, Muse, Lorde, Chance the Rapper & more

More than ever, it looks like there's something for everyone at this year's Lollapalooza festival, with headliners including Arcade Fire, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, Muse, and Blink-182. Wiz Khalifa, Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Big Sean, Milky Chance, Tove Lo, Migos and Kaleo are also on the deep artist roster.  This is the second year the formerly three-day fest adds a day, meaning bonus acts on the bill. As always, this year's annual fest will take place at Chicago's Grant Park, Thursday through Sunday August 3-6.  Tickets go on sale this morning at 10:00 local time at Lollapalooza.com.  A single-day ticket…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pearl Jam's Mike McCready preps photo book

Mike McCready is the latest rocker to show off his photography skills. According to Rolling Stone, the Pearl Jam guitarist will issue a photo book this May, titled Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam. The title references the Mr. Potato Head toy McCready has been carrying with him that shows up in many of the photos. The book consists of shots taken by McCready of Pearl Jam tours and personal travels through the years, encompassing people, art, architecture and concerts. Among the celebrities that show up in candid shots are fellow musicians Neil…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Green Day rocks "The Late Show" after being introduced by “God”

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Green Day appeared on The Late Show Tuesday night. As host Stephen Colbert stood in front of the band ready to introduce them, he was interrupted by the appearance of “God.” An animated likeness, with flowing white beard and robes, appeared in the cathedral-like ceiling and asked if he could introduce them. Colbert said yes, so “He” did. The five-time Grammy winners were introduced as “God’s favorite band” then went right into their number one song, "Still Breathing," the second single from Revolution Radio, their twelfth studio album. The song is also second number…

posted 2017/03/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Every Time I Die hitting the road again

Every Time I Die is proving themselves to be true road warriors. The Buffalo, New York-based post-hardcore band will hit the road beginning March 26 at the So What? Music Festival in Grand Prairie, Texas, and continue with a series of headlining and festival dates through late May. Then in mid-July, they’ll begin a month-long trek with Taking Back Sunday, concluding with an August 18 hometown date in Buffalo. Every Time I Die’s eighth studio album, Low Teens, was released last September. Every Time I Die tour dates: 3/26 -- Grand Prairie, TX, So What?! Music Festival 4/28 -- Wilmington,…

posted 2017/03/21 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock