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Soundgarden Unveils Video for "Storm"


Image Courtesy of Geffen/Universal MusicToday is a perfect storm for Soundgarden fans.  In addition to releasing their new rarities collection, Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path, the band has unveiled the video for "Storm," one of the tracks from the compilation.  Directed by frequent Soundgarden collaborator Josh Graham, the moody "Storm" video essentially amounts to an incredibly ominous Rorschach Test. You can watch the video via NME.com.Soundgarden originally recorded "Storm" in the mid-'80s as a demo, but was never released.  Earlier this year, the band teamed up with producer Jack Endino to re-record the track specifically for the Echo of Miles collection.Echo of Miles features 50 tracks across three themed discs -- "Originals," "Covers" and "Oddities." "Storm" is the closing song on the "Originals" disc.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

AC/DC's Video for "Rock or Bust" Title Track Debuts Online


Image Courtesy of James MinchinAC/DC has premiered an official video for the title track to its upcoming studio, Rock or Bust.  The clip, which can be viewed online now at the group's official website and VEVO YouTube channel, features footage of the band perform the riff-heavy, mid-tempo tune on a circular stage surrounded by a packed crowd of enthusiastic fans.According to RollingStone.com, the video was shot early last month at Black Island Studios in Middlesex, U.K.  The clip was directed by David Mallet, who also was behind the camera for AC/DC's "Play Ball" video.  Absent for both clips is the band's longtime drummer, Phil Rudd, who -- as previously reported -- was recently arrested on several criminal charges in his adopted home of New Zealand.  Filling in behind the kit in the videos is Bob Richards."'Rock or Bust' was greatly, greatly, greatly helped by the wonderful fans," says Mallett in a behind-the-scenes video posted online.  "One chap, complete with an Angus [Young] outfit flew all the way from South America to watch AC/DC make a video for three-and-a-half hours.  And then he flew home to South America."Rock or Bust will be released on Tuesday, December 2.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 Announces New Album, "American Beauty/American Psycho"


Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementAfter months of secrecy and speculation, Fall Out Boy has announced some details about their forthcoming album. The new record, FOB's sixth studio effort, will be called American Beauty/American Psycho and will be released on January 20.American Beauty/American Psycho will be available for pre-order starting December 15. Those who pre-order the album from iTunes will get an instant download of its hit single, "Centuries," as well as the title track and another song to be named later. The full track list for American Beauty/American Psycho has yet to be announced.Since FOB released "Centuries" in September, the single has occupied a spot in the top 10 on both Billboard's Hot Rock Songs and Alternative Songs chart.American Beauty/American Psycho will be the follow-up to 2013's Save Rock and Roll, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Dating back to their breakthrough album, 2005's From Under the Cork Tree, Fall Out Boy has notched four straight top-10 appearances on the chart.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 

System of a Down Announce Tour to Commemorate 100th Anniversary Of Armenian Geno


Image Courtesy of Frank Maddocks/PRNewsFoto/System Of A DownSystem of a Down's music has always been heavily influenced by the band members' Armenian heritage. In 2015, SoaD will play a concert in Armenia for the first time in their career as part of their Wake Up the Souls tour. The tour will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, during which the Ottoman Empire attempted to systematically exterminate the Armenian people."As a band, it's been one of our dreams to play in Armenia," says frontman Serj Tankian in a statement. "To be able to play in the homeland of our forefathers while respecting the memory of those that perished in the first genocide of the 20th century will be an honor." The Wake Up the Souls tour will begin on April 10 in London and conclude with a free show at Yerevan, Armenia's Republic Square, on April 23. The generally accepted start date of the Armenian Genocide is April 24, 1915.  All ticket info can be found on SystemofaDown.com.As for SoaD's remaining 2014 plans, the band will play Los Angeles on December 13.Here are all of the Wake Up the Souls tour dates:4/10 -- London, UK, Wembley Arena 4/13 -- Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena 4/14 -- Lyon, France, La Halle Tony Garnier 4/16 -- Brussels, Belgium, Forest National 4/17 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome 4/20 -- Moscow, Russia, Olympisky 4/23 -- Yerevan, Armenia, Republic SquareFollow --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 Add More North American Dates to Intimate Tour


Image Courtesy of Martha's MusicSmashing Pumpkins have added two more American dates to their upcoming tour. In addition to stops in New York City and San Fransisco, the Pumpkins will hit Thalia Hall in their hometown of Chicago on November 26 and Las Vegas' Brooklyn Bowl on December 13. The Chicago date will go on sale today, November 24, at noon CT via Ticketweb.com, and the Las Vegas show will go on sale November 25 at 10 a.m. PT via TicketFly.com.As previously announced, frontman Billy Corgan will be joined by Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk and The Killers bassist Mark Stoermer on the short tour. Wilk and Stoermer will also perform with the Pumpkins on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday, December 10, in a special outdoor stage performance.This intimate tour will be in support of the Pumpkins' new album, Monuments to an Elegy, out December 9, which features another famous drummer -- Motley Crue's Tommy Lee. If you pre-order Monuments to an Elegy from your local independent record store, you'll receive a three-track sampler, including the new single, "Tiberius." Check out the Smashing Pumpkins website for a list of participating retailers.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 Releases Knotfest Recap Video


Image Courtesy of Universal Music Group DistributionSlipknot's Knotfest took place last month, but in case you missed it, the band has released a two-minute recap video of the three-day festival. Set to their single "The Negative One," the video features everything you might expect from a music festival hosted by Slipknot -- moshing, fire, motorcycles and lots of headbanging and guitar shredding. You can watch the video on Slipknot's YouTube page.Knotfest was held October 24-26 in San Bernardino, California. Bands that played the festival included Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch, Danzig, Anthrax and Black Label Society.Slipknot is currently on the North American Prepare for Hell Tour alongside Korn through a December 7 stop in Lowell, Massachusetts.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

Kim Thayil Wanted to Gather All Soundgarden's "Loose Ends" for New Rarities Coll


Image Courtesy of Mike LavineSoundgarden's newest release, a rarities collection entitled Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path, has been in the works for quite a while. Guitarist Kim Thayil has been talking about releasing a compilation of hard-to-find Soundgarden songs since the mid-'90's, but the idea of a rarities collection has been something he has been attracted to since childhood.Thayil tells ABC News Radio that as a kid growing up in Chicago, he had always felt frustrated whenever, for example, a band would write a song on a soundtrack and then never give it a proper album release. He felt that it was way too difficult for fans to track down every single piece of music from their favorite bands. Thayil envisions Echo of Miles as an antidote to that annoyance for Soundgarden fans."I didn't want our fans to have to experience that same frustration of wanting to hear a song and having to track it down, or to have a lot of this material in a number of different places in one's record collection," he tells ABC News Radio. "I always wanted to gather all these loose ends that we were producing and releasing into one package."Thayil does name The Beatles as one of the bands of his childhood that did it get right in terms of compiling hard-to-find songs. He remembers Hey Jude -- which he says was the first rock album he ever got for Christmas -- as a great example, even if his high school friends didn't agree."Later on in high school I had friends tell me that, 'Well, [Hey Jude]'s not a real Beatles album. That wasn't released conceptually like Revolver or Sgt. Pepper, rather it's a collection of un-compiled singles,'" Thayil recalls. "And I thought, 'Well, that's kind of what an album is.'"Hey Jude wasn't the only piece of Beatles material that helped form Echo of Miles. The collection contains two Beatles covers -- "Come Together" and "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey" -- and the track "One Minute of Silence," which was inspired by John Lennon's "Two Minutes Silence.""I thought, 'Well let's do like a heavy version of ["Two Minutes Silence"], sure!' So we just plugged in an amp and put a mic in front of an amp that was on standby, just kind of humming," explains Thayil. "We couldn't make it the whole minute, we have short attention spans. So someone went over and kicked the amp or unplugged the cord and that's it. That's a pretty strange one."Echo of Miles is divided into three discs -- "Originals," "Covers" and "Oddities." Naturally, "One Minute of Silence" falls into the third category, but Thayil names the track "Night Surf" as the oddest of all the "Oddities." He tells ABC News Radio that they song only existed in live concerts in 1994 as the soundtrack to a short film shot by bassist Ben Shepherd's brother, Henry Shepherd."We would show that film and play the song, which was the soundtrack for the film, and at the end of it, the scrim, or curtain would fall and we'd come out and start playing," Thayil says. "I know there's tens of thousands of people from that period of time who might remember that and probably wondered 'What the hell was this track?' Well, here it is, it's 'Night Surf.'"Now that Echo of Miles is released, Soundgarden has set their sights another archival project: a re-issue of the band's debut album, Ultramega OK. Thayil tells ABC News Radio that the remixed and remastered version of the record will come out in the next year.For Soungarden fans craving new material, Thayil also says that the band will return to the studio after their Australian tour in February 2015."When we come back, we'll probably take a little bit of a break, and then get in the studio with [drummer] Matt [Cameron] and Ben and myself and [lead singer] Chris [Cornell] and start sharing demos and jamming and coming up with new ideas, and that will be the work for the next album," he says. Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path is out now.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

Imagine Dragons Performing at American Music Awards on Sunday


Image Courtesy of ABC/Richard HarbaughImagine Dragons will be bringing their new single to the big stage. The Las Vegas band will be performing "I Bet My Life" on Sunday's 2014 American Music Awards, which start at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.In addition to performing at the award show, Imagine Dragons will be up for two AMAs: Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock and Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock. The band won the Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock award at the 2013 AMAs, so they could make it two straightLorde and Bastille square off against Imagine Dragons in the Favorite Artist- -- Alternative Rock category. Lorde will also be performing at the AMAs. She also received nominations in two other categories: Favorite Album -- Pop/Rock and Favorite Female Artist -- Pop/Rock. Bastille is a multiple nominee as well -- the British band is up for the New Artist of the Year award.All in all, the AMAs will feature 18 musical performances from hot alternative acts like Imagine Dragons and Lorde to pop stars like Taylor Swift and One Direction."I think what we're doing is just representing what pop culture is in today's world. Period," AMA Executive Producer Larry Klein tells ABC News Radio. "Listen to any radio station -- I don't care what the station is -- the songs you hear on those radio stations, you'll be seeing Sunday night with the artists performing them."The American Music Awards air live this Sunday night on ABC.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

Sammy Hagar Says He "Was Honored" to Be Asked to Appear on "The Simpsons"


2014 TCFFC/FoxSammy Hagar will join an illustrious list of fellow rock stars when he appears tonight in cartoon form on The Simpsons.  The Red Rocker's voice and animated likeness will be featured in an episode titled "Covercraft," in which Homer -- suffering from a mid-life crisis after Moe's bar closes -- becomes the bassist in a cover band with some other local dads.Hagar says he jumped at the chance when he was asked to take part in the show, which in the past has featured cameos by such music legends as Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, The Who and Michael Jackson."I liked the list of people that have done it before me, and I was honored," Sammy explained during a press teleconference held Thursday.  He added that he also was excited because it gave him the opportunity to do "something new, something different."He also noted that he enjoyed doing the show because he got the chance to ham it up. "I liked being a little bit of a caricature of myself," he said.  "I get to overdo it, and every time I overdo it around the house, you know, I get criticism from my kids and stuff.  So it's really nice to be able to overdo it and get away with it."One thing Hagar wasn't too pleased with was the way he looked as a cartoon character."I don't think anyone can relate to themselves as a Simpson," he said with a laugh.  "When I saw it I went, 'Whoa!  Hey!  Hold on here.'  You know, it's pretty funny but, like I said, I can't relate too much to the character except…they got my tennis shoes really right and they got my…flower shirt…my kind of semi-Hawaiian lifestyle look…But [I] couldn't relate to the body and face look."Besides that, Hagar said he was so happy with his Simpsons experience that it made him want to become a full-time cast member."It made me want to do voice-overs," he explained.  "I told the guys after I did it…I said, 'Hey man, invent a permanent Simpson character for me and I'll do it.'…I'm telling you, it was really, really fun."Sammy revealed that at this stage in his career, he's very interested in trying things he hasn't done before, so beyond doing voice-overs he'd like to try his hand at acting in a film."I'd love to have a bit part in a movie," he said.  "Not like a star, but I would love to…try some things like that, where I can be some other character.  I'm tired of being Sammy, you know what I mean?"You can check out a video featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Hagar recording his Simpsons cameo on RollingStone.com.  The Simpsons airs Sundays on Fox at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.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, "Drum + Fife"


Image Courtesy of Martha's MusicThe Smashing Pumpkins have released another song from their forthcoming album, Monuments to an Elegy. The new track, "Drum + Fife," is inspired by Irish folk music while also incorporating electronic beats and loops. You can stream "Drum + Fife" on NME's website."'Drum + Fife' was originally a folk song. We really had a problem getting it off its almost dour Irish balladeer aspect," Billy Corgan tells NME. "I must give a lot of credit to Tommy Lee, because he’s the one who turned the corner."Corgan explains that Lee, who plays drums on Monuments to an Elegy, used his experience in dance music to give "Drum + Fife" its electronic elements."It’s almost like mid 80s new wave or something and it reminded me a little bit of early U2 or Big Country," Corgan continues. "The open strut made the Irish ballad part of the song come alive and have more of a expansive quality and from there on it got a lot easier."Monuments to an Elegy will be released December 9. The Pumpkins also have a second new album in the works, Day and Night, which is due out next year.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

Hinder Announces New Album, Unveil New Single, "Hit the Ground"


Image Courtesy of Jeremy CharlesHinder has returned, and they've brought a new lead singer with them. Not only has the band announced they'll release a new album -- their fifth -- in 2015, the currently-untitled record will be Hinder's first with new lead singer Nolan Neal, who replaced Austin Winkler after Winkler departed the band last year.In addition to the album announcement, Hinder has also unveiled a new song, "Hit the Ground." The new track starts off with an acoustic guitar that contains the slightest bit of country before the band launches into the hard rock chorus. "Hit the Ground" is streaming now on Billboard."One thing that I've learned since we started this journey over 10 years ago is that nobody is invincible," drummer Cody Hanson tells Billboard. "['Hit the Ground'] is one of my favorite songs on the album because I know how true and real these lyrics are. We've lived and experienced every single line in this song. We can't even begin to tell you how excited we are to share it with our fans and get this new chapter started."The new album will be Hinder's follow-up to 2012's Welcome to the Freak Show.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

Actor Evan Peters Covers Nirvana for "American Horror Story"


Image Courtesy of Universal Music Group - Anton CorbijnAmerican Horror Story has a history of memorable musical moments. Last season, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks performed her band's classic hit "Rhiannon" on the show, and this year has already featured actress Jessica Lange performing Lana Del Rey's "Gods and Monsters" and David Bowie's "Life on Mars?"  On this week's episode, actor Evan Peters performed a cover of Nirvana's "Come as You Are."Peters, who plays the character Jimmy Darling, a boy whose fingers are fused together, on the show, can certainly do a passable Kurt Cobain impression.  The music in the cover doesn't deviate much from the original.  You can listen to Peters' "Come as You Are" on YouTube.This season of American Horror Story, subtitled Freak Show, is the horror anthology's fourth season.  In addition to Lange and Peters, the show stars Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts and Michael Chiklis.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, Sepultura Added to Rock in Rio USA


Image Courtesy of Lindsey ByrnesThe Rock in Rio USA lineup just keeps getting heavier. After adding Rise Against to a bill that already included Metallica, Deftones and Linkin Park, the festival has announced that Coheed and Cambria and Sepultura will join the lineup. Both new additions will play the festival's Sunset Stage on May 9.2015's Rock in Rio USA will mark the festival's inaugural North American edition. The festival will be held in Las Vegas on May 8, 9, 15 and 16 in a purpose-built concert venue called City of Rock, which will feature six stages, three themed "Rock Streets" that highlight the culture and music of the U.S., U.K. and Brazil and a 64-foot-high zip line.Tickets to Rock in Rio USA are available at RockinRio.com.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 Is Recording a New Album


Image Courtesy of Sebastian EdgeEarlier this year, Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood said that the band would start working on their next album in September. Well, September has come and gone without any news, save for a surprise Thom Yorke solo album on BitTorrent. Not to worry, though -- Greenwood has confirmed that Radiohead is currently in the studio."We're currently playing and recording," he tells BBC Radio Oxford. "It's fun to see everyone again, it's been a long time coming, we've been waiting all of us for a long time."Greenwood says he and the band doesn't really know what the new album will sound like, as the album is in the very early stages of the writing and recording process.“I always feel as when we start up like we still don’t know really how to do it, and we don’t know quite what to do," he says. "'Looking down avenues' is a very kind way of putting the kind of fumbling that we do, mainly because every time we try and do it like the last time because that worked, it never seems to work. So we talk about different approaches and we’re currently trying a bunch out."The prospective new Radiohead album will be the band's first since 2011's King of Limbs. Greenwood, meanwhile, wrote the score for the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film, Inherent Vice. The film's soundtrack will come out on December 15.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 "In the Clear" on "Ellen"


Image Courtesy of Brantley GutierrezHaving already conquered late-night television with their week-long residency on The Late Show with David Letterman last month, Foo Fighters have set their sights on daytime. The band played The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, performing their New Orleans-inspired song "In the Clear" in support of their new album, Sonic Highways."Our next guests are one of the greatest bands in rock 'n' roll," Ellen DeGeneres said in introducing the band. Dave Grohl and company then powered through the bombastic track, even without the help of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who provide the horn section on the album version.Meanwhile, we're still in the midst of the Sonic Highways documentary series. This week's episode, airing November 21, will profile New Orleans and feature the song "In the Clear." After the New Orleans episode, the series only has two episodes left. Next week's will focus on Seattle, while the finale, airing on December 5, will bring the Foos to New York City.The Sonic Highways album, released last week, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top Rock Albums chart. Every one of the Foo Fighters' albums, except for the band's self-titled debut, have peaked in the top 10 on the Billboard 200.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 "People Have Forgotten What It's Like to Really Rock Out" Becaus


Image Courtesy of ABCDave Grohl isn't the biggest fan of technology. At the 2012 Grammys, Grohl famously said, "The human element of music is what's important," and later clarified that statement by saying, "Some of these great advances [in technology] have taken the focus off of the actual craft of performance." Now, he says that computers have made us forget one important thing: how to rock out."People have forgotten what it’s like to really rock out because they spend all day in front of a freakin’ computer, which they hail as the new god," he tells Red Bulletin. They seriously think technology can make them rich, if they stumble on something new. But I’m telling you: technology might make you rich, yet it will never make you happy."If you share Grohl's anti-computer stance, you may also appreciate his "Beat the Bots Box-Office Only" pre-sale for the upcoming 2015 Foo Fighters tour. The idea is to combat online ticket scalpers by having people physically line up at box offices around the country. A list of box office locations can be found on the Foo Fighter 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

Hear Faith No More's First New Music in 17 Years


Image Courtesy of Margaret BandaFaith No More has unveiled their first new song in 17 years. The new single, which is less than tastefully titled "Motherf**ker, will appear on the band's upcoming studio album, which will be released in 2015."It feels apt that the first track we're releasing is 'Motherf**ker,' a song about accountability," says keyboardist Roddy Bottum in a statement. "Basically we've created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we're releasing it on our own label. It's a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage...y'know, stuff like that.""Motherf**ker" will be released physically on November 28 as part of Record Store Day Black Friday as a seven-inch single. It will get an official digital release on December 9. In the mean time, you can listen to the song via Rolling Stone.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

Interpol Stranded in NY Snowstorm, Cancels Shows


Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty ImagesThe massive snowstorm in the Buffalo, New York, area has wreaked havoc with Interpol's tour.The band cancelled concerts in Toronto and Montreal this week, with their bus stranded outside of the Western New York city for about two days. They noted in a post on their website Wednesday that they didn't know when they'd be able to move from their "current position."Interpol has posted photos of the snowy region on Twitter.    The group is scheduled to perform in Boston and Philadelphia this weekend.Snow plows trapped in the snow.-DK pic.twitter.com/igkxOEoNw5— Interpol (@Interpol) November 19, 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 

Chris Martin Says Nirvana, Avicii and Katy Perry Influenced "A Sky Full of Stars


Image Courtesy of Michael Becker / FOXYou may have noticed that Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" is mostly backed by one repeating chord progression. As it turns out, frontman Chris Martin's decision to use that stucture was partly inspired by Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit.""'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is the same chord sequence basically the whole time. There's a simplicity to that. I needed to find a sequence that I could play for ages and ages and ages," he explains in a video created for Beats by Dr. Dre. "And then one just came out, and I was like, 'That's it! That's it!'"However, Martin was initially influenced by an even more unlikely source: pop star Katy Perry."I'll tell you the truth -- I was listening to a lot of Katy Perry," he says. "A lot of her songs have the same chord sequence the whole time. Your body feels comfortable with them, and then the melody's changing on top, so there's a groove you really get into, and then also, you're kept interested. That's an amazing way of doing songs.""A Sky Full of Stars" also has made waves among Coldplay fans for its EDM elements. In the video, Martin explains how he came to use that palette of sounds, courtesy of Swedish EDM superstar Avicii."You go see an EDM thing and people are so together and having the best time," he explains. "And I was like, 'F**k it, I love that stuff. I wanted to have a song that comes from that world, in terms of, I'd really like to jump up and down to this, but we don't really know what we're doing.'  So I said, 'Let's call Avicii.'""["A Sky Full of Stars"] is the most important song we've ever had lyrically, because every time I sing it I'm like, 'Yeah that's how I want to live my life," Martin adds.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 Full 2015 Tour


Image Courtesy of Ringo StarrWith their album Sonic Highways now released, it was only a matter of time before Foo Fighters announced a major tour. That time is now, as the band has revealed plans to embark on a full North American tour in 2015.The tour will begin July 4 with the previously announced Independence Day extravaganza at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium featuring Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr. and LL Cool J, among others. The next date is July 6 in Camden, New Jersey. Foo Fighters will continue touring through an October 7 stop in Memphis, Tennessee.Tickets to the Foo Fighters 2015 tour, excluding the show at Boston's Fenway Park, will go on sale first via the "Beat the Bots Box-Office Only" pre-sale, which will commence on November 22 at 10 a.m. This pre-sale is aimed at combating scalpers and involved the old fashioned idea of lining up at box offices around the country.  A list of box office locations can be found on the Foo Fighter website.Online pre-sales for Foo Fighters 2015 tour will begin December 1, and general on sales will begin December 4 and 5, depending on the city. All ticket info can be found on FooFighters.com.Here are all the Foo Fighters 2015 tour dates:7/4 -- Washington, D.C., RFK Stadium7/6 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center * 7/9 -- Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre * 7/16 -- New York, NY, Citi Field * 7/18 -- Boston, MA, Fenway Park ** 7/19 -- Boston, MA, Fenway Park * 8/12 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place * 8/13 -- Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome * 8/17 -- Denver, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre * 8/19 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater * 8/21 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center * 8/22 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center * 8/24 -- Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre * 8/25 -- Pittsburgh, PA, First Niagara Pavilion * 8/27 -- Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Music Center 8/29 -- Chicago, IL, Wrigley Field 9/11 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena 9/12 -- George, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre 9/14 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center 9/16 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre 9/18 -- Anaheim, CA, Honda Center 9/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum 9/25 -- Phoenix, AZ, AK-Chin Pavilion 9/27 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater 9/29 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena 9/30 -- Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena 10/4 -- Atlanta, GA, Centennial Olympic Park 10/5 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 10/7 -- Memphis, TN, FedExForum* w/ special guest Royal Blood ** w/ special guest Mission of BurmaFollow --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

Muse, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson & More Playing Download Festival 2015


Image Courtesy of Gavin BondThe U.K.'s Download Festival has announced the initial lineups for the first two days of its 2015 event. Slipknot will be headlining the festival's first day, June 12, along with Judas Priest, Five Finger Death Punch and Black Stone Cherry. The festival's second day, June 13, will be headlined by Muse and will also include Faith No More, A Day to Remember, and Marilyn Manson. More bands for each day will be announced.The initial lineup for the festival's third an final day, June 14, is expected to be revealed later this week. Download Festival tickets will go on sale November 20.The Download Festival has been held in Donington Park in Leicestershire, England since 2003. The 2014 lineup included Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith.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

AWOLNATION Included on South by Southwest's Second Lineup Announcement


Image Courtesy of Red Bull RecordsFollowing the announcement of the initial lineup last month, South by Southwest has unveiled a second batch of artists who will play the 2015 festival. The new additions to the SXSW lineup include AWOLNATION, The Cribs, The Ting Tings and many more. They join a long list of previously announced bands, including Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts and Ben Kweller.SXSW 2015, the 29th edition of the festival, will take place March 17 through March 22. Registration is now open at a discounted rate, though prices will increase on November 21.You can see all the new additions to the lineup on the SXSW 2015 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

Corey Taylor's Third Book Gets a Release Date


Image Courtesy of Bobby TongsCorey Taylor is returning to the literary world. The Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman will be releasing his third book on June 30, 2015 through Da Capo Press. Entitled You're Making Me Hate You: An Uncommon Guide to Common Sense, the book finds Taylor “sound[ing] off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.”“Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and -- most of all -- the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor’s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline -- sparing no one along the way, least of all himself,” the book's official description continues.Taylor’s previous books, 2011’s Seven Deadly Sins and 2013’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, both appeared on The New York Times Best Sellers list for hardcover non-fiction at number 26 and number 23, respectively.Slipknot is currently on the road with Korn on the North American Prepare for Hell tour. The tour wraps up December 7 in Lowell, Massachusetts. 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

Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Band Mates' Reaction to His New Memoir Was "Pretty Much


Simon & SchusterLast month, Aerosmith's Joe Perry released a memoir titled Rocks that delves into his life story and the many ups and downs he went through as a member of one of America's greatest rock bands.  The book reveals plenty of details about the various conflicts that arose over the years between the lauded guitarist, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and his other band mates.Without going into too many specifics, Perry tells ABC News Radio that most of his fellow Aerosmith members have read at least part of the book, adding that their reactions were "pretty much what I expected.""One of them said that they really liked it, and another one said, you know, thanks for telling the truth," notes Perry.   "And Steven got about halfway through it, I guess, and texted me and said…that he dug the first half that he had read, and also liked the quality of the book and the pictures that I picked and all that stuff."Perry says working on the book was a very emotional experience, especially when he had to recall such incidents as the death of family members and his divorce from his first wife."I didn't think that it was going to be as hard as it was," he admits.  "But, you know, I had [my current wife] Billie's support and I knew I had to put that stuff in there if the book was going to…have some teeth, and so people could maybe learn something from what I went through."The 64-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says one of his goals in writing Rocks "was to make it so that you didn't have to be a rock 'n' roll fan to get something out of the book."He points out that some people who read the book, and who weren't musicians, have commented to him that "they've suffered through the same kind of rejection, bumping into walls and how do you get over it, and all that stuff."  Joe adds, "[T]here's a lot about human nature that had to go into the book to make it a piece of literature and not just a journal."Perry also shared one of the main highlights of his life that occurred because of he was a member of Aerosmith."I got to meet Chuck Berry and play with him on stage at his 80th birthday," says Joe.  "[H]e's probably my biggest influence in the early days, and as a guitar player and as a songwriter."Perry also explains to ABC News Radio that although he and Tyler have had a contentious relationship for decades, as exemplified by so many stories that appear in Rocks, their bond as friends has remained stronger than their differences.As an example, he recalls a fun day that he and Steven spent motoring off the coast of Maui in superpowered aquatic vehicles Tyler had bought."Those are the kind of [incidents] where our brotherhood could be mistaken for blood brother," Perry maintains.  "And in a lot of ways we are, in spite of some of the things that have gone on between us.  It's still there, you know?  And that stuff will never go away."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

Angels & Airwaves Release Third New Song, "Bullets in the Wind"


Image Courtesy of Johnny BuzzerioAs the release of The Dream Walker approaches, Angels & Airwaves continue to unveil news songs from their upcoming album. After issuing "Paralyzed" and "The Wolfpack," AVA have come out with a third track, "Bullets in the Wind." "Bullets in the Wind" isn't as heavy as "The Wolfpack," instead offering for a dancier approach."Here's a left turn for the vintage Angels fans," AVA frontman Tom DeLonge tells Alternative Press, which premiered the track. "[It’s] a song referencing the ‘transistor radio' -- a dream of bringing rock and roll back to the forefront of modern music.”Along with the two songs released before it, "Bullets in the Wind" will appear on The Dream Walker album, which will be released on December 9. AVA will also release their animated short film, Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, on December 9. The rest of The Dream Walker project, which will include comic books, novels and a feature-length live-action film, 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

Metallica Kicks Off "Late Late Show" Residency with Embarrassing Story and a Per


Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressMetallica kicked off a week-long residency on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Monday, in honor of host Craig Ferguson, who will be leaving the late-night show December 19.The band is marking the 10-year anniversary reissue of its behind-the-scenes documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. Metallica's lead singer James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich chatted with  Ferguson about the documentary and an embarrassing incident for Ulrich.After telling Ferguson he was a big fan of the English rock band Motörhead, Ulrich recalled how a picture taken of him after vomiting on himself wound up on the inner sleeve of a Motörhead album."[Motörhead frontman] Lemmy [Kilmister] came to town," Ulrich remembers, "and I was pretty nervous, so [I drank] a couple of shots of straight vodka....So I tried that outside of Lemmy's hotel, walked in and a couple of hours later I woke up and I'd been photographed and it ended up on the inner sleeve of the next Motörhead album."Ulrich also told Ferguson about the troubles documentary producers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky encountered when they attempted to film the band recording their 2003 album, St Anger."They came up to San Francisco to film the process of us making a new record," Ulrich recalled. "And then over the course of the next few months, one breakdown after another breakdown occurred."Hetfield and Ulrich were later joined by lead guitarist Kirk Hammet and bassist Robert Trujillo to perform "Hit the Lights."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 Smashing Pumpkins Release New Song, "Tiberius"


Image Courtesy of Martha's MusicThe Smashing Pumpkins have premiered their new single, “Tiberius” -- the opening track on the band’s upcoming album, Monuments to an Elegy. Like the album’s first single, “Being Beige,” “Tiberius” features a big, sweeping chorus while also incorporating a few loud-quiet-loud moments, a la Pixies and Nirvana. “Tiberius” is now streaming on YouTube.Billy Corgan and company have now released three songs from Monuments to an Elegy: “Tiberius,” “Being Beige” and"One and All." The latter two tracks feature Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.Monuments to an Elegy, which will be released on December 9, is the first of two forthcoming albums from The Pumpkins, the other entitled Day and Night. Day and Night 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

Marilyn Manson Announces 2015 Tour


Image Courtesy of Delaney Bishop/Universal Music Group DistributionA day after releasing his upcoming new album, The Pale Emperor, Marilyn Manson will begin his Hell Not Hallelujah Tour. The North American trek will begin January 21 in Washington, D.C. and wrap up Valentine's Day, February 14 in Las Vegas. All tickets to the Hell Not Hallelujah Tour will go on sale November 21.The Pale Emperor, Manson's ninth studio album, will be released January 20. It's the follow-up to 2012's Born Villain, which reached number ten on the Billboard 200. Manson has made four straight top-10 appearances on the chart, going back to his 2003 album The Golden Age of Grotesque, which hit number one. Manson released "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge," the first single from The Pale Emperor, late last month.Here are all the Hell Not Hallelujah Tour dates:1/21 -- Washington, D.C., The Fillmore 1/23 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory 1/24 -- Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom 1/26 -- New York, NY, Terminal 5 1/27 -- Long Island, NY, Paramount 1/28 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues 1/3 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE 1/31 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem 2/2 -- Toronto, ON, Sound Academy 2/3 -- Detroit, MI, Fillmore 2/5 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre 2/7 -- Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom 2/9 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant 2/11 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore 2/13 -- Tempe, AZ, Marquee 2/14 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of BluesFollow --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 Version of Band Aid Charity Single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Debuts


Image Courtesy of VirginThe new edition of the Band Aid charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” premiered Sunday on British TV, during an episode of the singing competition The X Factor.A three-and-a-half-minute video available online now shows the participants -- which include U2's Bono, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Bastille's Dan Smith, and Elbow's Guy Garvey -- recording the single in a West London studio on Saturday. Robert Plant also reportedly took part, although he isn't seen in the video.The lyrics to the song, which was originally recorded in 1984 to raise money for famine relief efforts in Ethiopia, have been revised to include references to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The new single will support the fight against the deadly illness.The new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, which was again spearheaded by Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, is available for purchase digitally now.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