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Jack White to Speak at Yale University


Image Courtesy of Third Man RecordsJack White will be speaking at a Yale University panel on the topic of “Exploring the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records.” The panel will take place on October 28. Last year, White's Third Man Records, along with Revenant Records, released the first volume of an anthology of the label's historic recordings, The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932.Over its fifteen year lifetime, Paramount Records amassed a remarkable roster of jazz and blues artists like Louis Armstrong and Charley Patton.White will be joined on the panel by Yale professor Daphne Brooks, music critic Greil Marcus, musician Adia Victoria and Revenant Records' Dean and Scott Blackwood.Volume Two of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932 will be released on November 18Follow --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

Nickelback Scores Eighth Number-One Single, Moves Up New Album's Release Date


Image Courtesy of Republic RecordsNickelback's politically-charged single, "Edge of a Revolution," has landed at number one at Active Rock, marking the eighth number-one Active Rock single for the band. "Edge of a Revolution" is the first single off Nickelback's eighth studio album, No Fixed Address."Obviously we'll never get confused with a political band, but people are just so pissed off with what's going on around them that if there is some organized and peaceful civil disobedience against things that are criminal and unfair, I don't see a problem with that," says guitarist  Ryan Peake of "Edge of a Revolution." "This song is ultimately positive but also, more importantly, begging for people to participate."In other Nickelback news, the band has cut the wait time for the No Fixed Address release by 24 hours. The new album will now be released on November 17, one day earlier than the previously announced release date.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

The Angels and Airwaves Animated Film Now Has a Trailer


Image Courtesy of Johnny BuzzerioThe forthcoming project from Angels and Airwaves, The Dream Walker, is not just a new album -- it's live-action film, a comic book and an animated short film. All aspects of this ambitious undertaking will help tell the story of Poet Anderson, a fictional character created by Tom DeLonge and his AVA band mate, Ilan Rubin. We now have a first glimpse at the project beyond the album with the trailer for the animated film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which premiered on Indiewire.The trailer, which is set to music from the upcoming album, features young protagonist Poet meeting "The Dream Walker," which allows him to blur the lines between dreams and reality. That blurring results in monsters, explosions and fighting with an umbrella.Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker premieres at the Toronto International Short Film Festival in November. It will be released online on December 9. The Dream Walker album is also due out in December.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

Foo Fighters Announce Special Guests for August 29 Wrigley Field Show


Photo: Steve GullickFoo Fighters have now announced the Windy City-centric lineup of guests who'll be performing with them at their August 29 show at Chicago's Wrigley Field.The concert will feature the Foos, as well as a variety of bands who illustrate Chicago's musical heritage: Urge Overkill, Naked Raygun -- the first band Dave Grohl ever saw in concert -- and Cheap Trick.  Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen appears in the Foos' Sonic Highways HBO series and on their new album.  He also performed with them on The Late Show with David Letterman during last week's Foos residency.Tickets for the Chicago show will go on sale Monday, October 27 at 10 a.m. CT at Cubs.com/Foo.The first episode of Foo Fighters' HBO series Sonic Highways focused on Chicago.  The series had its premiere at a place called The Cubby Bear, across from Wrigley Field.  That's where Grohl saw that Naked Raygun show, all those years ago.The Chicago date will be part of the Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways World Tour. They've yet to announce a complete list of U.S. dates. The Sonic Highways album is due out November 10.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

Jeremy Spencer's Autobiography Hits Top Ten on "New York Times" Celebrities Best


Image Courtesy of Harper CollinsJeremy Spencer, drummer and co-founder of Five Finger Death Punch, can now add "New York Times Best-Selling Author" to his resume. His autobiography, Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem, has hit the top ten on The New York Times Celebrities Best Sellers list."I’ve received dozens of messages sharing how my story has inspired others to seek help or stay clean. Had it even been just one person who was affected positively, that would have been reason enough to write it," Spencer says in a statement. "Believe me, the last thing I ever thought was that I would be a best-selling author. I’m humbled and truly grateful.”                                   Other authors on the list include Crosby, Stills & Nash's Graham Nash and actors Tina Fey and Billy Crystal.5FDP is currently on tour through an October 28 stop in Broomfield, Colorado.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

Kasabian, Johnny Marr and Pink Floyd Win "Q" Awards


Image Courtesy of Columbia RecordsThe 2014 Q Awards winners have been announced, and Kasabian went home big winners. The band won two impressively titled awards -- Best Live Act and Best Act in the World Today."We're invincible," the band said backstage after winning their awards.Other winners included Johnny Marr who was given the Gibson Les Paul Award, which "salutes innovation, artistry and inspiration in guitar playing," and Pink Floyd who won the Classic Album award for Dark Side of the Moon.The Q Awards are hosted annually by the British publication Q magazine. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ceremony.You can view all the winners on the Q website.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

ShipRocked Lineup Includes Limp Bizkit, Black Label Society, Metal Allegiance an


Image Courtesy of ShipRockedLimp Bizkit will headline the 2015 edition of ShipRocked. Chevelle, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Andrew W.K, metal supergroup Metal Allegiance -- featuring Philip Anselmo, Scott Ian, Gary Holt and members of Anthrax, Megadeth and The Winery Dogs -- and and many more will also play the rock cruise, which is now in its sixth year."It'll be a blast to rejoin my fellow bad*ss Metal Allegiance compatriots on ShipRocked 2015,” says Anselmo in a statement. “Expect more blasts from the past, plus some killer musicians amongst the awesome atmosphere of jamming on the water! Come out and jam with us!"ShipRocked 2015 will sail roundtrip between the Port of Miami and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from February 2-6. There will also be a ShipRocked Super Sail Away Pre-Party, which will feature Chevelle's only ShipRocked performance.You can buy tickets and view the entire ShipRocked lineup on the event's website.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 Trailer for New Documentary "R.E.M. by MTV"


Image Courtesy of Anton CorbijnR.E.M. and MTV have a special relationship, beyond their affinity for acronyms. That relationship will be chronicled in an upcoming 6-disc DVD collection called I Want My REMTV. Included in the collection is the feature-length documentary R.E.M. by MTV. On Wednesday, R.E.M. released a trailer for the documentary on their YouTube page."We just wanted to get in a van and see the U.S., like Jack Kerouac did," frontman Michael Stipe says in the trailer.I Want My REMTV will be released on November 24. R.E.M. by MTV will premiere simultaneously on VH1 Classic and Palladia in November.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

Initial SXSW Lineup Announced, Includes Scott Weiland and Ben Kweller


Image Courtesy of SXSW FestivalIt's time to start planning for South by Southwest. The giant Austin, TX festival has announced its initial lineup, which includes Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts, Ben Kweller, and many more.Though known primarily as an outlet for new bands to make their mark on the music world, SXSW also hosts many already-established acts. SXSW 2015, the 29th edition of the festival, will take place March 17 through March 22.The SXSW 2014 lineup included Phantogram, Bleachers, and Primus' Les Claypool.You can see the complete initial 2015 lineup on the SXSW website.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

Blue October Releasing Live CD/DVD, Documentary Through PledgeMusic


Image Courtesy of Zayra AlvarezBlue October is teaming up with PledgeMusic to release their currently untitled live CD/DVD. The band will also be releasing a long-in-the-works documentary via the campaign.In addition to pledging for the live album/film and the documentary, you also have a chance to pledge for an exclusive t-shirt, an autographed poster, and your name in the CD's credits, among many other options.This isn't the first time Blue October has joined forces with PledgeMusic. In 2013, they used the platform to fund their album, Sway. That project was the largest U.S.-based campaign ever for PledgeMusic.  The live CD/DVD is set to ship September 2015, while the documentary will come a couple months later, in early 2016.Blue October will be touring North America starting November 12 Silver Spring, MD and concluding December 31 in Houston, TX.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

Weezer Is Asking Fans to Pick New Single


Image Courtesy of Emily ShurWeezer would like you to choose their next career move.In a Facebook poll, the band asks fans to choose which song off their new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, should be their next single."How much do you think each of these 3 songs would help Weezer long-term, if released as the next single?" the poll asks. The options are "Ain't Got Nobody," "Da Vinci" and "Go Away." Fans are told to rate the songs on a scale of one -- "least helpful single to Weezer" -- to five -- "most helpful single to Weezer."Weezer's first single from Everything Will Be Alright in the End was "Back to the Shack," which was presumably rated "most helpful single to Weezer" by all the members of the band.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

Gavin Rossdale Wanted to Prove He "Brought Back Bush for Good" with New Album


Image Courtesy of Joseph LlanesBush released their new album, Man on the Run, earlier this week -- just three years after the band's 2011 comeback record, The Sea of Memories. Given that The Sea of Memories was released 10 years after its predecessor, 2001's Golden State, three years is a pretty short turnaround for Gavin Rossdale and company."I wanted to consolidate and to show everyone that I brought Bush back for good for a while," Rossdale tells ABC News Radio of the new album's quick turnaround.As part of the band's comeback, Bush has naturally been playing a lot more concerts together, and Rossdale wanted the thrill of the live show to impact the sound of Man on the Run."I also wanted to capitalize on the energy that I've felt from playing live so much. We did so many shows the last couple of years," he says. "So I wanted a record that really felt as powerful and as wide and as big as you get on those lovely, big stages with lovely, big crowds that are happy to see you."The album's single, "The Only Way Out," is perhaps a bit more upbeat and lighter than Bush fans might be used to, but Rossdale felt it was a good entry point into Man on the Run and the record's darker moments. Plus, the positive message behind "The Only Way Out" meshes with Rossdale's own personal philosophies."I like having a record that has gravity, and it has depth to it -- from my perspective -- but I don't like it to be dour, I don't like it to be negative, and I don't like there to be literally no way out," he says. "I've always liked the way of Hollywood movies and how somehow in the third act the guy finds a way through. I sort of believe in that, and I believe in that sort of 'blind hope' thing."Even if "The Only Way Out" is a bit lighter the band's previous output, the single, and Man on the Run as a whole, maintains that signature Bush sound, while also mixing new elements into the music. "I completely had a very, very clear aesthetic that I wanted," Rossdale says. "Pawn shop guitars, vintage amps, vintage drums, more quirky drums, and using the electronics, which I use a lot of, but in a way to make them sound like I did them in my garage."It's that light-handed mixture of the guitar riffs that Bush is known for and electronics that Rossdale thinks differentiates Man on the Run from other modern rock albums."I just wanted [Man on the Run] to be interesting, and I wanted it to be something different and to form a hybrid," he says. "I don't like fusion food -- a lot of the times it's 'confusion food' -- and I don't necessarily like mixing too many genres together. I hope I found a way to make an interesting rock record. That if you like other styles of music you'd come to that record and be like, 'OK, this is interesting.'" 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

Smashing Pumpkins Release New Song, "Being Beige"


Credit: Martha's MusicSmashing Pumpkins' new song, "Being Beige," might not have the most exciting title, but Billy Corgan makes up for that with a big, evocative chorus.The track is the first to appear from the Pumpkins' upcoming album, Monuments to an Elegy.  It starts with a minimalist approach before Corgan launches into the chorus accompanied by the full band -- featuring Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee -- as he sings the line, "The world's on fire" over and over again."People always ask me to explain songs, and honestly I can't," Corgan tells Rolling Stone of "Being Beige." "But if there's honesty in this lyric, it's that there's something amiss in our cosmos. Yet still, we must love."Monuments to an Elegy will be released on December 9. It is the first of two planned upcoming albums from Smashing Pumpkins, the other being Day for Night, which is due out in 2015.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 

Foo Fighters Announce Concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field


Photo: Steve GullickThe Foo Fighters will rock Wrigley Field in Chicago next summer.The band has announced it will stage a concert at the home of the Chicago Cubs on August 29, 2015. Tickets will go on sale this Monday at 10 a.m. local time. For more info, you can visit Cubs.com/Foo.The date will be part of the Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways World Tour. They've yet to announce a complete list of U.S. dates.The band performed at the Chicago venue The Cubby Bear last Friday night to celebrate the premiere of their new HBO documentary series, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways.The Sonic Highways album is due out November 10.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

P.O.D. to Release First All-Acoustic Album, SoCal Sessions; Announce New Studio


T-Boy Records/Universal Music EnterprisesP.O.D. has a new record label and a new sound. The band has signed with T-Boy Records and Universal Music Enterprises, and their first release under the new partnership will be the first unplugged album, titled SoCal Sessions.Set to drop November 17, SoCal Sessions features 12 newly-recorded acoustic versions of some of P.O.D.'s biggest hits, including "Youth of the Nation" and "Alive." The album follows Sevendust's Time Travelers & Bonfires, which was released early this year, as another all-unplugged album from a band known for their heavy riffs.For P.O.D. fans who crave the their heavy, electric sound, the band has also announced they've begun writing their ninth studio album. The currently-untitled album of all new original songs will be released in 2015. P.O.D.'s last studio album was 2012's Murdered Love.Here is the track list for SoCal Sessions:"Panic ‘n Run""Will You""Youth of a Nation""No Ordinary Love Song""Strength of My Life""Alive""Higher""It Can't Rain Every Day""Lost in Forever""I'll Be Ready""Beautiful""Set Your Eyes to Zion"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

Aerosmith's Joe Perry Says He Wanted New Memoir to Be as "Equal as Possible" Abo


Image Courtesy of Simon & SchusterAerosmith guitarist Joe Perry released a new memoir titled Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith earlier this month, and he's wrapping up a book-signing tour in support of the tome tonight in Los Angeles.  In Rocks, Perry charts his journey from a guitar-obsessed teenager to becoming a driving force in one of America's greatest rock bands, while delving into many of the triumphs and low points he experienced along the way.A large part of the book is dedicated to Joe's complicated and often contentious relationship with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.  Perry tells ABC News that while he did include a lot of negative aspects of his dealings with Tyler, he also wanted to give a balanced account of their history together."I didn't want to have this be like a 'well, he did this and he did that' [story]," says Joe.  "I wanted it to be as equal as possible [and] take responsibility for my end of the down sides of things, but also…let people know that for all the times when they would focus on the ups and downs of Steven's and my relationship, there was also a lot of good times in there."Perry also explains that he decided not to shy away from writing about incidents that might cast himself in a negative light."You go…'do I want to put that in the book and have people know that side of me, that I kind of like slipped or…I'm responsible for…the down side of that?" he notes.  "And, of course, the answer's 'yes,'…because I felt I had to be as open as possible with this and let as much truth out there as possible, to let people know my side of the story."The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says he considers Rocks "an up book," pointing out that it shows that Aerosmith is "still able to work out all those problems" it's faced through the years.Meanwhile, Perry maintains that his decision to write a book about the history of Aerosmith now doesn't mean that's the end of the band's story."I'm here to say the band is not breaking up," he declares.  "We have plans for touring next year, things like that, so...I just wanted to get a lot of the things out up 'til now."That being said, Perry admits that he and his band mates realize as the years pass that there's a finite amount of time left for Aerosmith."We don't know how much longer it's gonna go," he notes.  "Like, during this last tour, [drummer] Joey [Kramer] had problems with his heart, and we didn't know what was gonna happen with that.  I mean, we're all at that age where things like that can happen."  Kramer inevitably was able to return to the group before the end of the tour.  As Perry points out, "10 days later, he was back on the throne flailing like he was 10 years younger."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

Coldplay Announces Release Date for "Ghost Stories Live 2014"


Image Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsColdplay's new concert film and live album, Ghost Stories Live 2014, will be released November 24 on CD/DVD and digital formats. Shot in Los Angeles by Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale, the film documents the band's intimate March 2014 performance of Ghost Stories two month's prior to the album's release."The Ghost Stories show at Sony Studios was a very special moment for our band," says Chris Martin in a statement. "The magic theatre built by our incredible crew with the 360 screens was literally a dream come true. And it was the first time anyone outside of our studio had heard the new songs. This film is basically our original vision for the Ghost Stories album."The accompanying live album will feature audio recorded from Coldplay's shows shows in London, Sydney, Paris, Cologne, New York and Los Angeles during the band's 2014 tour.The package also includes eight music videos, including the extended director's cut of the "Magic" video and two new films for B-sides "All Your Friends" and "Ghost Story."Parts of Ghost Stories Live 2014 aired in the US and UK in May 2014 as the "Coldplay TV Special," and the film has already been nominated for Best Live Coverage at this year's UK Music Video Awards.Here is the full track list for the Ghost Stories Live 2014 DVD/CD:DVD"Always in My Head""Magic""Ink""True Love""Midnight""Another's Arms""Oceans""A Sky Full Of Stars""O"Music videos"Midnight""Magic" (Extended Director's Cut)"A Sky Full of Stars""True Love""Ink" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)"All Your Friends""Ghost Story""Always in My Head" (Artwork Animation)Alternate Live Takes"Always in My Head""Oceans"CD"Always in My Head" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)                                                   "Magic" (Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney)                                                                                             "Ink" (Live at Le Casino de Paris, Paris)                                                                                         "True Love" (Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney)                                        "Midnight" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)                                        "Another's Arms" (Live at the Beacon Theatre, New York)                                                                   "Oceans" (Live at E-Werk, Cologne)"A Sky Full of Stars" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)"O" (Live at Royce Hall, Los Angeles)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

Slash Explains Why Corey Taylor Wasn't Right for Velvet Revolver


Image Courtesy of Bobby TongsEver since Scott Weiland left Velvet Revolver in 2008, the band has been looking for a new lead singer. It turns out that Slipknot's Corey Taylor almost got the gig."The closest [Velvet Revolver got to replacing Weiland] would have to be Corey," Slash said at a Q&A session with Rolling Stone Australia. "Everybody was rallying for him, and I love Corey to death."However, Slash felt that Corey's singing style ultimately did not mesh with what the band wanted to do."You know how Corey sings, it's a very macho kind of thing," he said. "But it didn't have certain elements that I thought it needed, so we just didn't go down that path."You can view the entire Q&A session on Rolling Stone Australia's 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

Foo Fighters End "Late Show" Residency with Top Ten List, Performance of New Sin


Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSFoo Fighters ended their week-long stay at CBS' Late Show Friday night by presenting a Top Ten list and performing their just-released single from their new album, Sonic Highways.The Top Ten list, presented by all five members of the band, ran down the items they "would like to say after spending a week at the Late Show." The funniest lines came from guitarist Pat Smear. When he remarked the Late Show is "not a bad place to be quarantined," referring to the Ebola epidemic, Letterman quipped, "When you were a kid, did you get teased about 'Pat Smear'?" Smear, whose birth name is Georg Albert Ruthenberg, nodded his head and gave a thumbs-down sign.Later on in the Top Ten list, Smear said to Late Show announcer Alan Kalter, "I'll miss you, Alan." Both men then gave each other affectionate looks.The Foo Fighters closed the show by performing their new single, "Something for Nothing," with Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen. Nielsen also appears on the Sonic Highways recording of the track.All week, the Foo Fighters collaborated with special guests on the Late Show, including Nielsen twice, Zac Brown, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Tony Joe White.The band was promoting their new HBO series, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, which premiered Friday, and their Sonic Highways album, which will be released November 10.The Foos taped Friday's Late Show appearance in advance. Around the time it aired on the East Coast, they were performing at The Cubby Bear in Chicago for a concert that was streamed on HBO's Facebook page.Here's the list of the "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like to Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show": 10. We agreed to be here because we thought Dave was dying. 9. Big "thank you" to the dozens of people watching. 8. So far no mention of us getting paid. 7. All in all, not a bad place to be quarantined. 6. Next week, catch us on Judge Judy. 5. I never got to plug my cookbook. 4. Every staffer here asked me for weed. 3. Not every Top Ten list is a winner. 2. I'll miss you, Alan. 1. And we thought we were dysfunctional.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 

Tom DeLonge Says He Hopes to Release New Blink-182 Album Next Summer


Image Courtesy of Estevan Oriol/DGCBlink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge is hoping the band's new album will get a summer release."I am hoping that we can get this thing out by summer, but we will see," he tells Wondering Sound.As for when Blink-182 will actually start recording the album, DeLonge says the band will be in the studio soon."We actually have our very first big writing session coming here in the next few weeks where we’ll get together and lay down our first tracks," he says.DeLonge's other band, Angels and Airwaves, is gearing up for the release of their new album, The Dream Walker, which is due out in December. The album tells the story of fictional character Poet Anderson, and it will be accompanied an animated short film, a comic book series, novels and even a live-action feature film.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

Avenged Sevenfold Releases "Hail to the King: Deathbat" Mobile Game


Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. RecordsAvenged Sevenfold has officially entered the world of mobile gaming. The band has released their action adventure role-playing game Hail to the King: Deathbat, which you can now download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.According to a press release, the game's story follows "Deathbat, the resurrected King of the Underworld, who must reclaim the lands of Haides from the despotic Dark Andronikos.""The process of developing this game has been a new and challenging experience for us as we've worked hard to create a game that we are not only proud of but more importantly, a game that is fun to play," says frontman M. Shadows in a statement. "We think we've achieved that and hope you enjoy the game."Shadows oversaw the production and design of the game.The levels in Hail to the King: Deathbat are inspired by Avenged Sevenfold's discography and art work. It's soundtrack is comprised of classic AX7 tracks, as well as a new score specifically written for the game.Avenged Sevenfold's last release was the 2013 album Hail to the King.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

Fall Out Boy Releases Video for "Centuries"


Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementIt may seem like Foo Fighters week, with the their Late Show residency and the debut tonight of Sonic Highways, but Fall Out Boy has had a pretty good week, too. So far, the band released "Immortals," which will appear on the Big Hero 6 soundtrack, and frontman Patrick Stump and his wife Elisa Yao welcomed their first child into the world -- a baby boy named Declan. Now, FOB has released the video for their single, "Centuries."In keeping with the epic nature of the song's title and lyrics, the video for "Centuries" finds the members of FOB appearing as gladiators in ancient Rome, facing their own "David vs. Goliath" situation. Stick around for the end of the video, which features a cameo from rapper Rick Ross."Getting back up. Dusting it off. My dad used to tell me the most important part of any of it was getting back up on the horse -- I didn’t grow up on a farm -- but it still applied," says Pete Wentz in a press statement. "David vs. Goliath, us vs. them, you vs. the world… brains, talent and luck are great but heart will always trump them. That is the sentiment of this video.”"Centuries" is the first single off of FOB's next album, which has been shrouded in secrecy. You can view the video for "Centuries" on the band's 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

The Real Reason U2's Bono Always Wears Sunglasses


A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Michael YadaIf you've ever thought U2 frontman Bono's habit of always wearing shades was merely a rock star affectation, well, get ready to eat some crow: turns out there's a serious medical reason behind it.On Friday's episode of BBC TV's The Graham Norton Show, when host Norton asks Bono if he ever takes off his sunglasses, the 54-year-old singer replies, "This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years."Glaucoma results in a buildup of pressure around the eye, which if untreated can led to nerve damage and even blindness.  The eyes of glaucoma sufferers are sensitive to light, which is why many wear shades.Bono calmed fans' fears by adding, "I have good treatments and I am going to be fine," but jokes, "You're not going to get this out of your head now, and you'll be saying 'Ah, poor old blind Bono.'"The singer also addressed the controversy over the recent release of U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, which was provided for free to iTunes users worldwide.  Many fans resented the fact that the album automatically downloaded into their iTunes playlists."We wanted to do something fresh but it seems some people don't believe in Father Christmas," Bono tells Norton on Friday's show. "All those people who were uninterested in U2 are now mad at U2. As far as we are concerned, it's an improvement."The full interview with Bono and the rest of U2 airs Friday night in the U.K.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

Marky Ramone Publishing Memoir in January; Will Celebrate Release with NYC Conce


Image Courtesy of Touchstone BooksLongtime Ramones drummer Marky Ramone will publish a new memoir early next year that will focus on his eventful life and music career both in and out of the pioneering punk band.  Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone will hit stores on January 13, 2015.Born Marc Bell, the Brooklyn-born drummer cut his teeth during the early '70s with the proto-metal group Dust, then went on to play with cross-dressing glam-punk singer Wayne County and influential punk act Richard Hell and the Voidoids, putting him at the epicenter of New York's edgy rock scene.  He joined the Ramones in 1978 after the departure of the band's original drummer, Tommy, and was featured on many of the group's best-known songs, including "I Wanna Be Sedated," "Rock 'n' Roll High School," "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio" and "Pet Sematary."In Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, Marky recounts his many adventures with The Ramones, the band members dysfunctional relationships and his own struggles with alcohol.  The drummer was fired from The Ramones in late 1982, but rejoined the rockers in 1987 and stayed with them until their 1996 breakup.  Sadly, all of the original Ramones have since passed away, but Marky remains, and he's continuing the band's legacy in a new group called Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg.Marky and his current group will celebrate the arrival of Punk Rock Blitzkrieg with a special book-release concert on January 17 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.  Special guest Andrew W.K. will be on hand to sing lead at the show.  Tickets for the event are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.  Special VIP tickets also are available offering fans a meet-and-greet with Marky and Andrew, as well as a signed copy of the book."These songs are too good not to be played," says Ramone in a statement.  "I am really looking forward to playing live once more in my hometown of NYC, and celebrating the arrival of the book." 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

Eddie Vedder Dedicates "Light Years" to Isaiah "Ikey" Owens During Concert


Image Courtesy of Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSDuring Thursday night's Pearl Jam concert in Jack White's hometown of Detroit, Eddie Vedder took a moment to express his condolences over the death of keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. Owens, who most recently played in White's band, as well as with The Mars Volta, died earlier this week of a heart attack while on tour in Mexico.  He was 38.According to Billboard, Vedder called White "a friend of the whole group, a great player, a great writer and visionary.""We send our heart out to [White] and his band...The only thing we can do is try to take energy here [at the concert] so we can remember [Owens] fondly," Vedder continued. He then dedicated the song "Light Years" to the late keyboardist.White has canceled the remainder of his band's Mexico tour dates.In 2000, Vedder dedicated "Light Years" to Sony Music's Diane Muus, according to Pearl Jam fan-site TwoFeetThick.com. Muus, who knew the band well, also died young at 33.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

Dave Grohl Says "Sonic Highways" Series Will Celebrate "Unsung Heroes"


Image Courtesy of Steve GullickYou may have heard that Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters recorded their newest album, Sonic Highways, in a less-than traditional way. The band traveled across the country as they recorded Sonic Highways in iconic American music cities and studios. Along the way, Grohl would interview musicians who artistically represented each city. The whole process will be documented in Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, an HBO documentary series that premieres tonight, October 17, at 11 p.m. ET.For Grohl, Sonic Highways gave him a chance to try something new."We could just go and make another record in a studio and hit the road and sell a bunch of t-shirts," he said at a recent Los Angeles panel. But Grohl and the band had a different idea."We've been a band for twenty years now. Let's go to tiny studios all over the country, tell the story of music from that city and what is it about each one of these cities that influences the music that comes from there," he said. "Because there are real reasons. Cultural influence from each one of these places. There's a reason why jazz came from New Orleans. There's a reason why country went to Nashville and why the blues went to Chicago."In his journey to tell the story of American music, Grohl spoke with many famous faces, including country legend Dolly Parton, of whom he says "nobody is cooler," and President Barack Obama.Grohl felt that speaking to the president was integral to telling the telling of that story."I wanted [President Obama] to talk about America as a country where you have the opportunity to start with nothing like Buddy Guy -- make your guitar from strings and wires in your screen porch, and then become a blues legend that's inducted into the Kennedy Center," he said. "Or be a high school dropout from Springfield, Virginia that winds up in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or being a kid from Hawaii that winds up being the president."Though he talked with a lot of stars, Grohl was most impressed from the stories he heard from lesser-known artists. He felt like it was these lesser known artists who had the power to truly inspire."The idea is that you tell the stories of these unsung studios and these unsung musicians, and that's when people start feeling inspired," Grohl said. "That's when you get a kid in his basement watching the guitar player of [punk band] Naked Raygun say 'You shouldn't be intimidated by your heroes, you should be inspired by them.'"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

Foo Fighters Perform with Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick on "Late Show"


Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSFoo Fighters continued their week-long residency on the CBS Late Show with David Letterman Thursday by teaming up with Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick on the CT song “Stiff Competition.”  The song is featured on Cheap Trick’s 1978 album Heaven Tonight.Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins took the lead on vocals while Dave Grohl played drums.Foo Fighters are appearing on the Late Show all week to promote their new Sonic Highways album and HBO series, the latter of which debuts Friday night at 11 ET.  They’re also scheduled to appear on Friday’s Late Show.Earlier Thursday, the band released the first song from the new album, a tune entitled "Something from Nothing.”Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways follows the band as they travel from studio to studio across the country recording their album and talking to famous and influential artists along the way.  The album arrives November 10.The band’s week-long Late Show residency has included performances with Zac Brown, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, and singer-songwriter Tony Joe White.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 Says U2 "Devalued Their Music"


Image Courtesy of Live Nation EntertainmentAnother artist is taking issue with U2.Patrick Carney, the drummer for The Black Keys, told The Seattle Times that the way U2 distributed their album Songs of Innocence as a free, automatic download into the accounts of every iTunes user “devalued their music completely.”He went on to say that the Songs of Innocence release "sends a huge mixed message to bands … that are just struggling to get by. I think that they were thinking it’s super generous of them to do something like that.”Earlier this week, Iggy Pop said that those who were offended by the album automatically downloading into their account have "got a point."For his part, Bono apologized during a Facebook Q&A this week for the way Songs of Innocence was released, saying that the idea came from a "drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the past few years might not be heard."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

Foo Fighters Release New Song, "Something from Nothing"


Image Courtesy of RCA RecordsJust like they promised, Foo Fighters have released the first song from their upcoming album, Sonic Highways. The song, entitled "Something from Nothing," hits all the right Foo Fighters notes: big guitar riffs, fast drumming and Dave Grohl's howling, raspy vocals. The guitar riff itself is reminiscent of Dio's "Holy Diver."The first song from Sonic Highways comes a day before the premiere of Foo Fighters' HBO documentary series, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, which debuts October 17 at 11 p.m. ET. The series follows the band as they travel from studio to studio across the country recording their album and talking to famous and influential artists along the way.  The album arrives November 10.Foo Fighters are currently in the midst of a week-long residency on The Late Show with David Letterman. Last night's episode had the Foos performing ""Polk Salad Annie"with singer-songwriter Tony Joe White.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

Bonnaroo Announces 2015 Dates


Image Courtesy of Bonnaroo Music and Arts FestivalThe Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced its dates for 2015. The 14th edition of the festival will be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee.Bonnaroo first began in 2002. The festival was mainly focused on jam bands before eventually expanding into other genres. The lineup for the 2014 festival, which was announced in February, included Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, The Flaming Lips and Mastodon, among many others.White recently announced he will be releasing a special edition recording of his Bonnaroo 2014 set.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

Slipknot's Knotfest May Not Officially Smell Like Burning Camel Dung


Image Courtesy of Bobby TongsRemember how Slipknot's three-day festival Knotfest was going to smell like burning camel dung? That may not be the case anymore.TMZ reports that county fire officials in San Bernardino, California -- the location of the festival -- will not allow Knotfest to achieve its desired smell. Though they said the odor could be considered a public nuisance, officials are more concerned about what was going to be burned along with the camel dung: oil. Burning oil is illegal in California.A rep for Knotfest told TMZ that they are looking for a "safer" alternative. Either way, Knotfest will be held from October 24-26. Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch, Danzig, Anthrax, Black Label Society and more will also play the festival.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

Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump Welcomes Baby Boy


Credit: Matt EllisFall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump and his wife, Elisa Yao, are new parents. Yao gave birth to the couple's first child, a son named Declan, on Wednesday.Ellen Degeneres was the first to reveal the news.  "It’s a boy! Actually, it’s a @FallOutBoy. Congrats @PatrickStump and welcome baby Declan! See y’all in 2 weeks!" the talk show host tweeted.The band then tweeted, "Welcome to the world the newest Fall Out Baby Declan."What inspired the baby's name?  Well, it's worth noting that rocker Elvis Costello, who Stump calls his biggest musical influence, was born "Declan Patrick MacManus."Stump and Fall Out Boy just recently gave birth to a new FOB song, "Immortals," which is featured on the Big Hero 6 soundtrack.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

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare Expands Schedule


Image Courtesy of Rob FennAs Halloween approaches, Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is providing more opportunities to experience the rocker's brand of horror.The Great American Nightmare will now be held October 16-19, 23-26, 30-31 and November 1 in Scottsdale, Arizona and Villa Park, Illinois. The hours for the horror attraction are 7 p.m. until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays.Both locations will feature a haunted house and attractions inspired by Zombie's own horror films, such as The Lords of Salem in Total Black Out.You can purchase tickets to Great American Nightmare on the event's website. VIP tickets include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker admission into the attractions.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

Foo Fighters Team Up with Tony Joe White on "Late Show"


RCA RecordsAfter rocking out with Zac Brown and Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson earlier in the week on the Late Show, the Foo Fighters went with a more country feel on the CBS late-night program Wednesday night.The band paired up with Tony Joe White for a rendition of White's late 1960s hit, "Polk Salad Annie."Earlier in the broadcast, the Foo Fighters starred in a sketch that mocked TV commercials for law firms. The group pretended to be lawyers who are committed to "fighting foo."The Foo Fighters are appearing on Late Show all week to promote their Sonic Highways HBO series and album. On Thursday night, they will be joined by Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick.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