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2017-05-18

Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma festivals issue statements on Chris Cornell

The Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma festivals, both of which Soundgarden was scheduled to headline this month, have issued statements regarding the unexpected death of Chris Cornell. "We are devastated to hear about the sudden passing of Chris Cornell last night," reads the post from Rock on the Range. "He was a true hero to music, the voice of a generation. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the entire music community. The voice of an angel, now watching down on us as we celebrate and honor him all weekend long." "As we mourn Chris Cornell’s…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Chris Cornell's cause of death ruled "hanging by suicide," according to medical examiner

Chris Cornell's cause of death has been ruled a "hanging by suicide," according to a statement from the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office in Detroit. "The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide," the official statement reads.  "A full autopsy report has not yet been completed. There is no additional information at this time." Cornell's wife called a family friend to check on him Wednesday night, and the friend found Cornell unresponsive in his room at Detroit's MGM Grand Hotel.  A Detroit Police Department spokesperson told ABC News Radio Thursday morning that Cornell was found with what…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Muse premieres slinky new track, "Dig Down"; watch action-filled video now

As promised, Muse released their new single "Dig Down" today. The slinky track features a pulsating bass beat while frontman Matt Bellamy declares that "we must find a way" while delivering some Queen-esque vocals. "Dig Down" is accompanied by an action-packed video, which you can watch now on YouTube. The clip stars model Lauren Wasser, who lost her leg to toxic shock syndrome, and features an elevator scene very reminiscent of Aliens. "When I was writing this song, I was looking to counteract the current negativity in the world and give inspiration, optimism and hope to people to fight for the…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Corey Taylor to "confront the traumas of his past" on Viceland show "The Therapist"

Corey Taylor has never been known to keep his opinions secret, but the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman will really be opening up on the next episode of the Viceland show The Therapist. According to Viceland, Taylor "confronts the traumas of his past including abandonment and attempted suicide" on the show, which features Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh speaking with musicians to help them "process their traumas and fears through self-discovery and meditation." You can watch a clip from the episode now on YouTube. The Therapist airs this Monday, May 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET. Taylor's new album with Stone…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Rock community reacts to Chris Cornell's death

The news of Chris Cornell's death late Wednesday night has been met with an outpouring of tributes from musicians mourning the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman. Here are a few of the reactions: Jimmy Page: "RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly Talented Incredibly Young Incredibly Missed." Perry Farrell: "A shining voice in music has left us in the midnight. He was a complex and gentle soul #ChrisCornell has flown into the black hole sun." Elton John: "Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man." Dave Navarro: "SO SO stunned to hear about Chris…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

UPDATED: Chris Cornell dead at 52

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Detroit Police Department wouldn't identify the victim, but told ABC News the victim's wife called a family friend to check on the victim.  The friend forced their way into a room at the MGM Grand Hotel and found the victim unresponsive.  A medic unit called to the scene also found victim unresponsive, with what was described as a "band" around the neck.  The spokesperson described the death as a "apparent suicide," but wouldn't confirm that pending an autopsy and coroner's report.  The victim's date of birth is July 20, 1964, the same as Cornell's. *** Chris…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Which Dreamcar member is "hard to take your eyes off of?"

The new AFI/No Doubt project Dreamcar will kick off a North American tour tonight in support of their self-titled debut album. While Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young have been playing together for nearly 30 years in No Doubt, performing with AFI's Davey Havok has been an entirely new experience. "I've been playing with these guys for a long time, and it's super comforting and fun to be on stage with them again," Dumont tells ABC Radio. "But to be on stage with Davey is so fun to watch him every night. He's the new element and he's hard to…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Chris Cornell dead at 52

Chris Cornell, solo artist and singer for Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, has died.  He was 52. In a statement to ABC Radio, his rep said that Cornell died late Wednesday night in Detroit, Michigan. "His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause," said the rep. "They would like to thank his fans for his continuous love and loyalty, and ask that their privacy be respected at this time." More to come... Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio.…

posted 2017/05/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-05-17

Waxy side up: Three Nickelback albums being reissued on vinyl

Three of Nickelback's biggest albums are receiving the vinyl treatment. 2001's Silver Side Up, 2003's The Long Road and 2005's All the Right Reasons will be reissued as 140-gram records on July 7. Guitarist Ryan Peake, a self-described "vinyl collector," is "elated" that the albums are coming to vinyl. "Each of these albums were pivotal for us in so many different ways and to be able to share them in this format, with our supporters, is humbling," Peake says in statement. The vinyl reissues will arrive a few weeks after Nickelback's new album, Feed the Machine, is released on June…

posted 2017/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Marilyn Manson's BFF Charlie Hunnam drops hints about "Heaven Upside Down" album

Actor Charlie Hunnam has revealed a few details about Marilyn Manson's upcoming new album, Heaven Upside Down. "[Manson] was playing me his new album that hasn't been released yet," Hunnam tells NME. "And there was a track on it called 'We Know Where You F****** Live' and it's a very, very good track." "It's pretty f****** intense," the actor adds. As for why Hunnam got a sneak peek at Heaven Upside Down, well, that's because he and Manson are pretty much BFFs. During last week's premiere of Hunnam's new movie, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the pair, who met…

posted 2017/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Tom Morello, Against Me! contribute to Chelsea Manning benefit album

Tom Morello and Against Me! have contributed to Hugs for Chelsea, a benefit album to support Chelsea Manning, who was released from military prison Wednesday morning after seven years of incarceration. Hugs for Chelsea includes Morello's track "Until the End," which he recorded as his acoustic solo project The Nightwatchman, and a "Resist Version" of Against Me!'s Shape Shift With Me track "ProVision L-3." Additionally, Michael Stipe provides a 30-second spoken-word intro to the album. In 2013, Manning was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison for releasing classified and otherwise sensitive military and other documents to WikiLeaks. Her…

posted 2017/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains reflect on "Singles" soundtrack

The grunge-filled soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's 1992 film Singles will be reissued with a host of bonus tracks this week in honor of the movie's 25th anniversary. In a video for Rolling Stone, members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains reflected on the soundtrack's legacy and its impact on the Seattle music scene. "I just remember thinking, 'Cameron's magic,'" Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney says. "'You're gonna go to Seattle and make a movie about stuff that just a small sect of people know?' At the time, there was no 'the grunge.'" "Because the film was conceived…

posted 2017/05/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock