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R.E.M. "Unplugged" Out on Vinyl Today


Image Courtesy Cass Bird/Warner Brothers RecordsR.E.M. made two very memorable appearances on MTV's Unplugged, in 1991 and 2001. For some reason, those two performances were never available as official releases until this past April's Record Store Day, when they were released as a limited four-vinyl slab set, which sold out pretty much instantly. To quench the thirst of R.E.M. fans, the band is re-releasing the vinyl, this time as two individual sets arriving in stores today.1991 Unplugged and 2001 Unplugged each contain two vinyl albums in gatefold sleeves. The sets are priced at $39.98, and each set contains tracks which did not make the original broadcast; five on 1991 and six on 2001. For all you anti-old-schoolers out there, 1991 and 2001 Unplugged are also available on CD or digital formats.Here is a track listing for the vinyl sets:1991 Unplugged   Side One"Half a World Away""Disturbance at the Heron House""Radio Song""Low" Side Two"Perfect Circle""Fall on Me""Belong""Love Is All Around" Side Three"It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)""Losing My Religion""Pop Song 89""Endgame" Side Four"Fretless"*"Swan Swan H"*"Rotary 11"*"Get Up"*"World Leader Pretend"*2001 Unplugged   Side One"All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)""Electrolite""At My Most Beautiful""Daysleeper" Side Two"So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)""Losing My Religion""Country Feedback""Cuyahoga"Side Three"Imitation of Life""Find the River""The One I Love"*"Disappear"* Side Four"Beat a Drum"*"I've Been High"*"I'll Take the Rain"*"Sad Professor"* * Not included in original television broadcastFollow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

New Foo Fighters Music is Just a Vine Away


Image Courtesy Steve GullickFoo Fighters fans looking for a preview of the band's forthcoming album Sonic Highways ahead of its November release date...you're in luck. Bob "Moz" Moczydlowsky -- the head of music at Twitter posted a 7-second snippet on Vine of new Foos, along with the caption, "Holy guitars, Batman! New @foofighters record makes 'em sound 100 feet tall. Coming soon."Dave Grohl's vocals are frustratingly absent, but there's some kickin' guitars and drums going on in the teaser.Sonic Highways hits digital and retail on November 10. The band's HBO documentary series -- also called Sonic Highways -- on the making of the album premieres on HBO on October 17.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Radiohead Updates PolyFauna App


Image Courtesy XL RecordingsThis past February Radiohead debuted an interactive app called PolyFauna, allowing fans to navigate through an abstract, animated landscape, images of which were posted to the band's website. Now Thom Yorke and company have updated the app, with what Rolling Stone calls "atmospheric soundscapes and trippy terrains." Fans looking for a sample before updating their app can check out Yorke's Twitter pagewhere he's posted more than a dozen graphic samples. When the app was first introduced, Yorke called PolyFauna "An experimental collaboration between us (Radiohead) & Universal Everything, born out of The King of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song 'Bloom.' It comes from an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious."PolyFauna is available for both iPhone and Android devices and is free.The members of Radiohead are due to hit the studio this month to record the follow-up to their 2011 album, The King of Limbs. pic.twitter.com/NYeogEiQX3— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) August 30, 2014Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Papa Roach Guitarist to Publish Book of Photography


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionPapa Roach's next album won't hit stores until 2015, but there may be another release from the band before that. Guitarist Jerry Horton has something in the woprks, but it's not a musical piece, it's a book of photography. In a just-posted interview from the England's Reading Festival, Horton says that a book of his photography is "in the works." Horton says he was convinced to compile his snaps because "other people have said that they really love it." His own opinion is a little lower: "Me, I'm my own worst critic, and I'm thinking, 'Well, I don't really think this stuff's good enough to put a book out.'..[but] somebody within our camp said, 'You need to do something with this stuff."Jerry Horton's photographic eye ranges near and far, he says. "I enjoy photography on an amateur level and being fortunate enough to travel everywhere, I wanna take advantage of it. I don't necessarily have any sort of focus on any one particular thing; I just shoot whatever strikes me… landscapes, portraits."As for the new Papa Roach album, tentatively called Face Everything and Rise (F.E.A.R.), that's scheduled for an early 2015 release.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kurt Cobain Loved Motley Crue, Says Vince Neil, and the Feeling Was Mutual


Images Courtesy Anton Corbijn/Motley RecordsTo hear Vince Neil tell it, you'd never know that there was ever any hard feelings between heavy metal and grunge.The Motley Crue singer tells the U.K.'s Q magazine that he and his band mates weren't threatened by the early grunge movement; in fact, they were totally into it. "We went on [MTV’s] Headbanger’s Ball and we’d had an early pressing of [Nirvana's] Nevermind, he says. "We were talking about a bunch of upcoming bands and told people to check that album out."Neil slags metal rockers who bad-mouthed grunge. "Only people whose careers were on the way out said that," he says. "We supported that whole thing. I don’t know why people say grunge killed rock."Apparently the love between Motley Crue and Nirvana was a two-way street. Neil says, "I was talking to Courtney Love one time and she told me that one of Kurt [Cobain]’s favorite records was [Mötley Crüe’s 1981 album] Too Fast for Love."The entire interview is available in the new print version of Q magazine.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Black Keys' Patrick Carney Composes BoJack Horseman Theme Song


Image Courtesy Danny Clinch/Warner Brothers RecordsThe folks behind the new Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman must be music fans. News broke earlier this week that the new series ending credits theme was composed by Grouplove, and now the Black Keys' Patrick Carney has taken credit for the opening theme, which he says via tweet that he wrote with his uncle, Ralph Carney.  The opening is a stylized little number without vocals, played over a montage of BoJack the horse at home, in nightclubs, at the supermarket, and in his swimming pool. Netflix describes Bojack Horseman as focusing on "the most beloved sitcom horse of the '90s...20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show Horsin' Around, but today he's washed up, living in a Hollywood bachelor pad, complaining about everything, and sometimes wearing colorful sweaters."The series stars Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Amy Sedaris, and is available on Netflix now. The Patrick and Ralph Carney opening theme is streaming live on Netflix's official YouTube channel.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Courtney Love's Memoir Is in Manuscript but "a Disaster," She Says


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionCourtney Love has been talking about her autobiography for a while now, so it's no surprise that a Paper magazine reporter confirms spotted a manuscript form of the book while interviewing the singer in her home. However, the existence of a draft of the book doesn't mean we'll be reading it anytime soon, apparently, as Love hates it."It's a disaster," Love declares in the interview. "A nightmare."True to form, Love bluntly gripes that her arrangement with her co-writer is "just not working." The singer says,"I never wanted to write a book in my entire life. It just sort of happened." Called The Girl with the Most Cake, the memoir apparently will cover Courtney's story until 2006 at which point, says Love, "It has to stop. What happens from 2006 on in the book is my personal business. I've been discreet from that time on, and I want to keep it that way."Love recently included The Girl with the Most Cake on her list of "50 Obsessions I Couldn't Live Without" published on XOJane.com on her 50th birthday. 

Mike Dirnt's Wife Finishes Chemotherapy


Image Courtesy Felisha TolentinoMore than four months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Brittney Cade Dirnt -- wife of Green Day's Mike Dirnt -- has finished treatment. Dirnt has posted a Instagram photo of a tired but smiling Brittney, wearing a knit cap and with an IV cart that includes -- as a joke -- a bottle of Champagne.  Dirnt broke the news of his wife's illness back in May when he posted a statement on Green Day's Facebook page that read: "Dear Green Day Family, Recently my wife Brittney was diagnosed with breast cancer. We have started our battle and she is enduring treatment as we speak! We want you to know that Brittney is strong and with the help of amazing doctors, support from family, and positive thoughts/prayers from our Green Day family, SHE WILL BEAT THIS! This is going to be a challenging year, but we are determined to get though this as quickly and openly as possible."Dirnt posted updates of Brittney's treatments regularly, calling his wife a "tough cookie" and a "rock star." Mike and Brittney have two children, ages 3 and 5, as well as Mike Dirnt's 17-year-old daughter, Estelle, from a previous marriage.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Watch New Trailer for "Led Zeppelin IV" Reissue; Robert Plant Takes ALS Ice Buck


Atlantic/Swan SongA new teaser trailer has premiered online offering a short preview of the forthcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin's classic 1971 album, Led Zeppelin IV.  The clip, which runs for a minute and seven seconds, features an early mix of "Black Dog" that will be appear on the bonus "companion audio" disc included in the deluxe versions of the release.The promo video also features footage of Led Zeppelin performing in concert, and glimpses of different images from the package, including the cover art, vintage concert posters and gig announcements and photos of the band members.  You can watch the trailer at Led Zeppelin's official website and YouTube channel.The remastered Led Zeppelin IV packages will be released on October 28 as part of the second installment the band's reissue campaign.  Revamped versions of the group 1973 album Houses of the Holy also will hit stores the same day.In other Led Zeppelin-related news, Robert Plant has joined the droves of celebrities who have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A video clip, which can be viewed on Robert's YouTube channel, shows the rock legend standing in a nicely landscaped yard or park, ringing a little green bell.  Plant reveals that he was nominated by British comedy group Kiddy Lad, and then calls on "Sir Elton John, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Paul McCartney and my favorite commoner, Peter Gabriel" to take the challenge also.  He adds, "Come on lads, get wet.  Please don't forget to donate," before two men empty buckets of ice water over his curly locks.The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge calls for nominated participants to pour ice water over their heads within a day or two or donate $100 to help find a cure for ALS, the progressive degenerative nerve disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.  As of Friday, more than $100 million has been raised by this year's campaign.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Singer Explains How Buckcherry Reworked Pop Song into Vulgar Rocker


Image Courtesy Shan Dan HoranBuckcherry has released an EP called F***, a collection containing six tracks, each with the F-word in the title.The first single is a cover of the massively successful pop song "I Love It," by Icona Pop, which Buckcherry has reworked and retitled as "Say F*** It." Singer Josh Todd tells ABC News Radio that his kids turned him on to the song in the car "on the way to school. I just kept hearing that song...it was a hit at the time. I really liked [it], it just kept reminding me of a punk rock verse...and I just thought it'd be fun to approach it in a rock way."Todd had to do a little convincing of his band mate, guitarist Keith Nelson. "I called up Keith and told him my idea and we were already in the works of creating the EP, and I was like, 'I wanna change a couple lines here and there to fit the concept of what we're trying to do,' and I sang it to him and he's kind of like, 'Um, okay, I'm not really familiar with the song.'"After Todd sent Nelson the pop song, he says he had to become "[A] big cheerleader behind [it] to make sure I got it across the finish line, [but] now when we hear it it sounds like a Buckcherry song."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Ace Frehley, Motley Crue Tribute Score Top 10 Debuts on "Billboard" Chart


Image Courtesy of eOne MusicThe new solo album by recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley debuted at #9 on the Billboard album chart this week, giving the founding KISS guitarist his highest charting solo album ever.  It's also his first top 10 solo record.Frehley's Space Invader, bowed at #9 with 19,000 copies sold, surpassing the #26 peak of his self-titled 1978 debut that was one of four simultaneously released solo albums by KISS members, according to the publication. The Space Ace's album also scored the highest charting position of any KISS solo album ever.Ace finds himself looking up at another debut this week.  An all-star country salute to Motley Crue,  Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue debuts at #5 with 31,000 copies sold.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Martin Scorcese Attached to Ramones Movie


Image Courtesy Sire/Warner Bros. Records Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is attached to a forthcoming film about The Ramones, the managers of the band's estate revealed to Billboard.Jeff Jampol and Dave Frey, who co-manage the band's estate, say the film is just one project being lined up to celebrate the group in advance of the 40th anniversary of the band's debut album, Ramones, which was released in 1976.In addition to whatever film Scorsese is said to be involved with, the pair are preparing a new Ramones documentary based on recently acquired historical footage.  "We just secured a ton of footage, much of which has never been seen before,” Jampol told Billboard. “It came from the Ramones on the road over the years in the Seventies and a little bit in the Eighties, from a gentleman who had shot them, his name is George Seminara.”Jampol added that a book, a theatrical play, remastered and new music, and "fashion apparel" are all in the works.He shared the revelations this Sunday during the tenth, and final Johnny Ramone tribute that has been held annually at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in California.Johnny’s widow Linda, Duff McKagan, event host Rob Zombie and others were on hand.  An all-star concert found both Zombie and a group, which included McKagan,  the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones, Fred Armisen and surprise guest Billy Idol, covering the Ramones."Johnny was a good friend of mine, we first met probably ’95 as the Ramones were wrapping up their touring and they opened for White Zombie on tour,” Zombie told Billboard. “We hit it off first day, we started talking, we had a lot of things in common, very similar views on certain things, we became good friends and stayed that way right until the end.”In other news, Billboard reports that Morrissey is working on his own Ramones tribute album. The singer has compiled a track listing of selections for a new Best of Ramones collection for the Sire/Rhino label.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Gerard Way Announces First Solo US Tour


Eric Ray Davidson Former My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way will hit the road for a string of U.S. tour dates in October performing songs from his upcoming solo debut album, Hesitant Alien, the singer announced.The short trek, which kicks off October 12 at San Francisco's The Fillmore, will wrap on October 23 at New York City's Webster Hall.  Tickets are on sale now.Way will also perform four shows in Australia for the Soundwave Festival in February 2015.Hesitant Alien will be released on September 30. Exclusive album bundles are available for pre-order at GerardWay.com.Here are Way's U.S. tour dates:10/12 - San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore10/13 - Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour10/14 - Los Angeles, CA, Fonda Theatre10/17 - Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero Theatre10/19 - Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club10/20 - New York, NY, Irving Plaza10/22 - Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom10/23 - New York, NY, Webster HallFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Suicidal Tendencies Bassist Tim Williams Dies


Scott Legato/Getty ImagesSuicidal Tendencies bassist Tim "Rawbiz" Williams has died, according to a post on the group's Facebook page.  The cause of death wasn't revealed."It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams," the band writes. "Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently. Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn’t at it's best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally."Rawbiz -- who also recorded with Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men and Keyshia Cole -- joined Suicidal Tendencies in 2011.  His other credits include Diddy's 2009 reality show Making His Band, which documented the hip-hop mogul's search for his backing band.Williams is credited with playing bass on only one song on Suicidal Tendencies' latest album,  13, which came out in March 2013.Just last week, Rawbiz shared a clip on his Facebook page of him playing bass over Usher's "Caught Up," live in Puerto Rico.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Says Quality of Music Is Lost on Poor Equipment


Image Courtesy Brandon CoxThe same equipment that makes it possible for many fans to listen to music easily makes music sound terrible. That's the feeling of Mike Shinoda, who says that ear buds and stock laptop speakers make a lot of his work go to waste. The Linkin Park guitarist and keyboard player is one of the artists featured in The Distortion of Sound, a mini-documentary about the deterioration of sound quality in commercial music."[With songs], a lot of care is taken in putting that together and then it turns into an album, and somebody streams it in the worst possible compression format," gripes Shinoda in the film. "Then [they] listen to it on ear buds or their sh***y laptop speakers and then a lot of that work kind of goes nowhere."The film looks at the science of digital music and explains how the very act of converting sound to digital reduces sonic quality.Shinoda says that average listeners -- who think they're buying high-end audio equipment -- often fall victim to the misleading marketing of shoddy gear. "Stuff gets marketed in such a way that people get confused," he explains. "You just get shiny lights and colorful logos and stuff that looks really cool hanging around your neck. It's more of a fashion statement than it is actually a good quality audio product."The Distortion of Sound also features Slash, Steve Aoki, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones and others, and is streaming live on YouTube now. It's sponsored by the Harmon audio company.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Billy Corgan Had Quality Control, Legal Concerns Before Reissuing Smashing Pumpk


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionThere will be a deluxe reissue of the 1998 Smashing Pumpkins album Adore hitting stores on September 23, a six-CD/one-DVD box set featuring 107 tracks, most previously unreleased. But Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan tells ABC News Radio pulling together the enormous box set was more than a matter of just slapping together material from his considerable archive."People look at...the unreleased tracks of the Pumpkins like, 'Can't you just throw open those doors and dump it all out and the public will just gobble it up?'," Corgan says, "[but] of course on my end I have a duty to maintain a quality and an aesthetic level that's commensurate to what the band was about." Quality control isn't the only time-consumer, says Corgan. There have been a number of legal wranglings to get through as well, with "ex-band members [who have] expectations about what things are worth," he says.  Not that he blames them. Corgan admits to ABC News Radio, "Nobody could have anticipated the changes in the music business when those contracts were being put together. Nobody could have anticipated this level of downloading, and the YouTubes and stuff like that. I mean, the systems have really changed, the way kids get music has really changed, so the idea of what it means to sell something has changed."Here's something that's definitely changed: Smashing Pumpkins albums are available for pre-order on a tea shop website. Corgan's Chicago tea den, Madame ZuZu's, is offering the collection, including many special editions, all of which are now sold out. The remastered original Adore is still available for pre-sale, though; go to MadameZuZus.com for details.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Coheed and Cambria Frontman Writes Song for Newborn Son -- Stream It Now


Image Courtesy Jack StovinCoheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife celebrated the arrival of their first child in June. Now the singer is streaming "Atlas," a new song he says he wrote "[s]everal months ago, in anticipation of the birth of my son."The tune is both sweet and strong, but maybe not quite as strong as it will be when Sanchez sings it now, as he says he was pretty much broadsided by the magnitude of feelings he has for Atlas. In a statement, Sanchez admits, "At the time [I wrote the song], I could only imagine the feelings I'd have for him when I'd have to leave for tour. I didn't truly understand the power and relevance of the song's sentiment. Now, after having him in my life for almost three months and with [the tour] just a few weeks away, I'm starting to feel it. This will be my first tour away from Atlas."The singer says that his time away "will be hard, but it's all for him." The song includes the line: "When your daddy goes off, just you know/That...you're the love that is guiding him home.""Atlas" is streaming live on Coheed and Cambria's official YouTube page.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kings of Leon Cancel More Shows as Drummer Recovers from Broken Ribs


Image Courtesy Big HassleKings of Leon have canceled two more shows on their Mechanical Bull tour as drummer Nathan Followill continues to recover from the broken ribs sustained during an incident on the band's tour bus. The band had expected to get back to work on Thursday, August 28, at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, but that show has now been canceled, reports The Star-Ledger.  In addition a show scheduled for the following night at the First Niagara Pavilion outside of Pittsburgh has also been canceled, according to the Tribune-Review."I'm so bummed 2 have 2 cancel more shows but I need to be fully recovered before I get back. So sorry to the fans & thanks 4 understanding," Nathan tweeted on Tuesday.The band was returning to its hotel after a show in Boston earlier in the month when the tour bus stopped short after a fan stepped in front of it.  Followill suffered broken ribs in the incident, and the band was forced to cancel all its tour dates since August 10.  Kings of Leon is still scheduled to perform this weekend at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory? To Get Super Deluxe Box Set Treatment


Image Courtesy Permanent Press MediaOasis fans, get your credit cards out; a deluxe reissue of the band's breakthrough album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? is set for pre-order now, and it's full of goodies. According to a statement straight from the band's label, the super deluxe boxed set will contain: 180-gram vinyl album in color gatefold sleeve; a coffee table book with "rare and unseen photos"; a replica of the original album promo cassette including the song "Step Out," which was removed before the album's release; a 7-inch vinyl record of two demo songs; a 12-inch vinyl record with a cover of "Cum On Feel the Noize"; Roll with It cigarette papers; triple remastered CD; set of postcards and a 12-inch art print.There's a preview of a demo version of "She's Electric" streaming live now on RollingStone.com. There also will be other versions of the reissue, in single CD, triple CD and vinyl formats. All versions will hit retail on September 30, and preorders are being accepted at Oasisinet.com. Paid pre-orders include an instant-grat download of "She's Electric."The (What's the Story) Morning Glory? deluxe reissue is the second in the band's "Chasing the Sun" series; the first was Definitely Maybe, which was released in May.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Billie Joe Armstrong Gets New Signature Guitar -- Win One in Contest


Image Courtesy Gibson USAGone are the days of Billie Joe Armstrong wailing away on a banged up, sticker-lashed guitar. The Green Day frontman has just been issued a new signature model from Gibson, and it's a beauty. The red hollow-body is made of red poplar and has lots of doodads found on the high-end guitars of the world -- which it certainly is, as it'll run your punk-rockin' self more than $3K to own.You can buy one of Armstrong's limited-run guitars on the Gibson website... or, if you're the lucky winner of an online contest, you can have one for free, with a Billie Joe signature on it besides. Details are on the website of music retailer zZounds.com, where you can enter until midnight on September 12.Gibson also produces a Billie Joe Armstrong signature Les Paul Junior.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" Voted Greatest Guitar Riff


Atlantic RecordsLed Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" has been selected as the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2."Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns 'N' Roses was second in the poll, followed by AC/DC’s "Back in Black" and Deep Purple’s "Smoke on the Water."Listeners voted the Zeppelin tune number one from a BBC Radio 2 list of 100 guitar riffs compiled by a panel of DJs, music critics and record producers.Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said he was "knocked out" when he learned "Whole Lotta Love" was voted number one.  "I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive," Page said."Whole Lotta Love" appeared on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II.  The LP was released in October 1969.Here are the Top 10 guitar riffs, according to the BBC Radio 2 poll:1. “Whole Lotta Love,” Led Zeppelin2. “Sweet Child O' Mine,” Guns 'N' Roses3. “Back in Black,” AC/DC4. “Smoke on the Water,” Deep Purple5. “Layla,” Derek and the Dominoes6. “How Soon Is Now?,” The Smiths7. “Down Down,” Status Quo8. “Money for Nothing,” Dire Straits9. “You Really Got Me,” The Kinks10. “Money,” Pink FloydFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Vince Neil Salutes His Mötley Crüe Band Mates


Image Courtesy Motley Records/Eleven Seven RecordsIf you've seen Mötley Crüe on the All Bad Things Must Come to an End tour, you know that the three musicians on board -- Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx -- are a talented bunch. Singer Vince Neil agrees; though the band members have had their share of spats over the years, the singer has no trouble admitting that he's surrounded by skilled professionals. Neil tells ABC News Radio that Mars in particular is "an outstanding guitar player [and] very underrated because he shies away from press." Neil says that even after 33 years of playing together, "[Mick] plays stuff where I go 'Wow, where did that come from?' When he does his solos it's pretty amazing, the stuff that he comes up with."Vince also appreciates Lee, who he describes to ABC News Radio as being "like John Bonham. He's just a pure rock drummer [and] he has a great meter." As for Nikki Sixx, Neil calls him "a great bass player [and] a great showman."Agreeing with the legions of fans who are mourning the end of Mötley Crüe -- because, of course, the band has insisted they will never tour again under the band name -- Neil tells ABC News Radio, "you put everybody together, we're Mötley Crüe and that's why we've been together for so long." Here are the remaining dates on Mötley Crüe's tour:8/26 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center8/27 -- Allentown, PA, Great Allentown Fair8/29 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater8/30 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center8/31 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center10/10 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena10/11 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion10/12 -- Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center10/14 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center10/15 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena10/17 -- Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock10/19 -- Jacksonville, FL, Veterans Memorial Arena10/21 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena10/22 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum10/25 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Events Center10/26 -- Montville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena10/29 -- Syracuse, NY, The OnCenter11/5 -- Biloxi, MS, Mississippi Coast Coliseum11/6 -- Southaven, MS, Landers Center11/9 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center11/11 -- Green Bay, WI, Resch Center11/12 -- Madison, WI, Alliant Energy Center11/13 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center11/15 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center11/16 -- Fargo, ND, FargoDome11/18 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place11/19 -- Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome11/21 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers ArenaFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio