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2017-09-15

Foo Fighters detail the making of "Concrete and Gold" in animated mini-doc

Foo Fighters are celebrating the release of their new album, Concrete and Gold, with a miniature, animated documentary detailing how the record came together. In the six-minute clip, a cartoon Dave Grohl narrates how he met Greg Kurstin, who's worked with Adele and Sia, and asked him to produce Concrete and Gold. He also describes how people like Justin Timberlake, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men ended up guesting on the album. You can watch the doc now on YouTube. Concrete and Gold, which features the singles "Run" and "The Sky Is a Neighborhood,"…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Marilyn Manson recruits an army of nuns for new video

Marilyn Manson has premiered the video for his new single, "We Know Where You F****** Live," the first single from the shock-rocker's forthcoming album, Heaven Upside Down. In true Marilyn Manson form, the video is stacked with sex and violence -- this time thanks to army of gun-toting nuns -- and even comes with an "explicit content" warning. You can watch the clip -- and if you do, we suggest you don't watch at work -- now on YouTube. Heaven Upside Down, the follow-up to 2015's The Pale Emperor, will arrive October 6. Manson will kick off a headlining tour…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Imagine Dragons debuts cosmic "Whatever It Takes" lyric video; teases "big announcement"

Imagine Dragons has premiered an interactive lyric video for their song "Whatever It Takes," a track from the band's new album Evolve. The clip, which lets you explore a cosmic plane in 360 degrees, is streaming now on YouTube. Evolve, which also features the singles "Believer" and "Thunder," is out now. Imagine Dragons will kick off a North American tour in support of the album September 26 in Phoenix, Arizona. In other Imagine Dragons happenings, the band has revealed they'll be making a "big announcement soon." "Soon = days, not weeks," they helpfully point out. The announcement could be related…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

It's times like these: Foo Fighters' new album "Concrete and Gold" arrives today

The wait is finally over. The new Foo Fighters album, Concrete and Gold, is here. It was a bit of a surprise when Foo Fighters first announced Concrete and Gold over the summer, especially since the band was battling rumors of their break-up as recently as a year ago. They dismissed those in March 2016 with a comic video declaring, "for the millionth time, we're not breaking up." Even so, the Foos remained pretty quiet throughout 2016 as they recovered from the massive tour behind their last album, 2014's Sonic Highways. Secretly, though, they were working on a new record.…

posted 2017/09/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

2017-09-14

Who's Buying? Megadeth's Dave Mustaine headed to New York Stock Exchange

Dave Mustaine is headed to Wall Street. The Megadeth frontman will be making an appearance at the New York Stock Exchange Friday. "Don't miss your chance to see Dave Mustaine greet his fans this Friday at 9:45am outside on the NYSE facade balcony," reads a Facebook post. Perhaps Mustaine will be there selling peace, but that only begs the question: who's buying? Beginning tonight in Reading, Pennsylvania, Megadeth will join Scorpions on the North American leg of the German rockers' Crazy World tour. Mustaine and company will be supporting their 2016 album, Dystopia, which gave the band their first Grammy…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Radiohead reworking "The King of Limbs" track with Hans Zimmer for "Planet Earth" series

Radiohead is teaming up with famed film composer Hans Zimmer to create a reworked version of the band's song "Bloom," which originally appeared on the 2011 album The Kings of Limbs. The new version of the track, titled "(ocean) bloom," was recorded for the upcoming new installment of the BBC's Planet Earth nature documentary series, Planet Earth: Blue Planet II. "'Bloom' was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it’s great to be able to come full circle with the song and reimagine it for this incredible landmark's sequel," says frontman Thom Yorke. "Hans is a prodigious composer who effortlessly straddles…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

R.E.M. announces 25th anniversary "Automatic for the People" reissue

R.E.M.'s 1992 album Automatic for the People is getting the reissue treatment in honor of its 25th anniversary. The record will be released in various formats, including a deluxe three-CD/Blu-ray package, on November 10. The deluxe Automatic reissue will feature the original album, plus a whole host of demos -- including the previously released tracks "Mike's Pop Song" and "Devil Rides Backwards" -- and a live recording from R.E.M.'s 1992 show at the 40 Watt Club in their hometown of Athens, Georgia. The Blu-ray features music videos and the band's 1992 electronic press kit. You also can grab a two-CD…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Microphones used to record Nirvana's "In Utero" to be auctioned

If you ever wanted to own the microphone Kurt Cobain used when he sang "Heart-Shaped Box," now's your chance. Recording engineer and producer Steve Albini is auctioning off three microphones used during the recording of Nirvana's final album, 1993's In Utero. The mics include two Lomo 19A9s, which were used as overheads for Dave Grohl's drum tracks, and an Electro-Voice PL20, which, along with one of the Lomos, was used to record Cobain's vocals. "They stopped being microphones and now they're artifacts," says Albini, who produced In Utero. "I feel like I should get them into the hands of somebody who…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong pays tribute to Husker Du's Grant Hart

Billie Joe Armstrong has shared a statement mourning the death Grant Hart, drummer, co-vocalist and songwriter of Husker Du. In an Instagram post, the Green Day frontman describes how Hart and his Husker Du band mate, singer and guitarist Bob Mould, impacted his life. "This one hurt. Bad," Armstrong writes. "There are no words that describe the huge impact that Grant Hart and Bob Mould's music on Green Day." Armstrong explains that when Green Day first started, Husker Du was his favorite band.  "We became a three piece because of Husker," he says. "We went through adolescence listening to this…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Listen now: Weezer goes surfin' USA with new song, "Beach Boys"

It may be September, but Weezer is keeping the summer vibes going with their new song, "Beach Boys." The sunny track is streaming alongside a colorful lyric video now on YouTube. "Beach Boys" is a song from Weezer's forthcoming album, Pacific Daydream, which also features the previously released singles "Mexican Fender" and "Feels Like Summer." The album will arrive in full on October 27. Weezer will hit a number of music festivals this fall, including Atlanta's Music Midtown and New York City's The Meadows. Next year, they'll embark on a tour of Australia alongside Foo Fighters. Copyright © 2017, ABC…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Fall Out Boy salutes "The Last of the Real Ones" with new song; launches #FOBChampion charity campaign

As promised, Fall Out Boy has delivered "The Last of the Real Ones," a new track from their forthcoming album, Mania. You can download the song now via digital platforms. Describing the new single, Pete Wentz says the song is about, "That kind of love you feel for someone because of their glitches, not in spite of them...where you feel the vacuum of them everywhere...and your heart just feels like TNT, quicksand and oblivion all at once." "The Last of the Real Ones" is the third track Fall Out Boy has shared from Mania, following "Champion" and "Young and Menace."…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Dave Grohl reunites with medic who propped up his broken leg onstage in Sweden

After breaking his leg during a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, Dave Grohl was able to finish the concert thanks to a member of the venue's on-site medical team, who helped prop up his leg so he could finish the show. Now, Grohl and the medic have run into each other again. On their Twitter account, Foo Fighters shared a photo of Grohl and the medic onstage during the fateful day in 2015 next to a new picture of them smiling together. "REUNITED!" the caption reads, in all caps. After the Sweden show, Foo Fighters canceled the rest of their European…

posted 2017/09/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock