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R.E.M. Documentary Making Television Debut on Saturday


Image Courtesy of REMHQ.comR.E.M. by MTV, the new documentary exploring the relationship between the legendary band and the music network, will be making its television debut on Saturday.  The documentary will air at 9 p.m. ET on VH1 Classic and Palladia.R.E.M. and MTV have been linked since they both began -- the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers released their first album in 1981 just weeks before MTV premiered its first video.  Directed by Alexander Young, R.E.M. by MTV exclusively uses archival footage to trace the history between the two rising stars."It occurred to us that there's all this footage of some of the band's absolute career highlights sitting in some MTV vaults in London and New York -- and thanks to a lot of effort and digging and arranging, this is our chance to share that music with various generations of R.E.M. fans in a pretty unique release," says longtime R.E.M. manager Bertis Downs.  "And Alexander Young's documentary is a fine way to tell the story of R.E.M. through its various twists and turns, as captured in real time by MTV's cameras -- it has some great funny bits too!"R.E.M. by MTV is part of a six-DVD collection entitled REMTV, which includes more than 14 hours of material.  REMTV will be released on Monday, November 24.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

Compilation of Short Films Inspired by U2's "Songs of Innocence" Album Due in De


Image Courtesy of Glen Luchford/Interscope RecordsU2 is planning to release a collection of short films inspired by the 11 tunes on its new album, Songs of Innocence.  Films of Innocence, which is expected to be released on December 9 via iTunes, will feature short movies created by 11 different respected urban artists from various countries.According to a description posted on iTunes, the filmmakers were picked "for their undisputed ability to capture the imaginations of their audiences, [and] were given complete creative freedom to showcase their personal responses to U2's music."  The videos include both animated and live-action sequences, and offer a variety styles and points of view.  The film's synopsis also reveals that director "the political murals of Northern Ireland" served as "a reference point" for the project, celebrating "the unique democratic power of urban art."The artists who contributed films to the release are Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast and Todd James.  A trailer showing snippets of each video included in Films of Innocence has been posted on iTunes and also can be viewed at Vimeo.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

Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd Make Big Debuts on "Billboard" 200


Image Courtesy of Roswell Records/RCA RecordsRock is impacting this week's Billboard 200 chart in a big way. Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways and Pink Floyd's The Endless River both made strong debuts on the chart, coming in at number two and number three, respectively.Both acts are very familiar with being in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Everyone of Foo Fighters' albums, except for the band's self-titled debut, have peaked in the top 10. Their 2011 album, Wasting Light, was their first record to grab the number one spot on the chart.Meanwhile, The Endless River makes 10 top-10 appearances for Pink Floyd. The album is the band's first since 1994's The Division Bell, which hit number one. Floyd's record of top 10 appearance will probably stay at 10, as the band has announced that The Endless River will be their final album.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

KISS, Slash and Motley Crue Added to Download Festival Lineup


Image Courtesy of Live Nation EntertainmentThe U.K.'s Download Festival has added KISS, Slash, Motley Crue and Enter Shikari to its 2015 lineup. The new additions will play on the festival's third and final day, June 14. They join previously announced bands Muse, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson and Judas Priest, among others.The complete Download Festival 2015 lineup has yet to be revealed, but you can view the initial lineups on the official festival website.Tickets for Download Festival 2015, which takes place June 12-14, 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

Paramore Unveil Expanded Digital Version of "Paramore"


Image Courtesy of Fueled by RamenParamore has announced Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe -- a 29-track expanded digital version of the band's self-titled fourth album. Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe will include a collection of unreleased material, including a new version of "Hate To See Your Heart Break," featuring duet vocals from former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams, plus a 2012 demo, "Tell Me It’s Okay." The release will also include eight live tracks from Paramore's show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado.Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe will be released on November 24. The original Paramore album was the band's first record to hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200, and gave them their first-ever top-10 single, with "Ain't It Fun."A few weeks after the release, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams will accept the first ever Trailblazer award at Billboard's Women in Music Awards gala, scheduled for December 12 in New York City.Here is the track list for Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe:“Fast In My Car” “Now” “Grow Up” “Daydreaming” “interlude: Moving On” “Ain’t It Fun” “Part II” “Last Hope” “Still Into You” “Anklebiters” “interlude: Holiday” “Proof” “Hate to See Your Heart Break” “(One Of Those) Crazy Girls” “interlude: I’m Not Angry Anymore” “Be Alone” “Future” “Hate to See Your Heart Break” (feat. Joy Williams) “Escape Route” (Bonus Track) “Native Tongue” (Bonus Track) “Tell Me It’s Okay” (Self-Titled Demo) “Still Into You” (Live at Red Rocks) “Decode” (Live at Red Rocks) “The Only Exception” (Live at Red Rocks) “Brick by Boring Brick” (Live at Red Rocks) “Let the Flames Begin” (Live at Red Rocks) “Part II” (Live at Red Rocks) “Proof” (Live at Red Rocks) “Ain't It Fun” (Live at Red Rocks)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

Jack White, Metallica, Pearl Jam and More to Be Featured on "A Very Bonnaroo Tha


Image Courtesy of Third Man RecordsThanksgiving isn't a particular musical holiday, save for a few football halftime shows. That's about to change with A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving, a concert special airing on Thanksgiving on VH1. The special will feature a bevy of performances from the Tennessee music festival, including Jack White, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and many more.Bonnaroo is also looking to be part of your Black Friday, too. Tickets for the 2015 festival will go on pre-sale November 28 at noon ET. Bonnaroo 2015 will be held June 11-14.A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving, which encourages viewers to take to social media with the hashtag #GobbleRoo, will air on VH1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on November 27.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

Bono Underwent Five Hours of Surgery to Repair Cycling Accident Injuries


Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE via Getty ImagesTurns out that "cycling spill" Bono took last Sunday in New York’s Central Park was a bit more serious than initially revealed.  The U2 frontman underwent more than five hours of surgery over two days to repair multiple, serious injuries.According to a statement from the trauma surgeon who operated on Bono at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery,  Bono underwent immediate surgery Sunday to repair his left humerus -- that’s the upper arm bone -- which had reportedly broken in six places and was “driven through his skin.”  Bono also broke his left shoulder blade in three places.Those injuries required three metal places and 18 screws to repair in five total hours of surgery Sunday.  Monday, Bono underwent additional surgery to repair his fractured left pinky finger.  He also fractured his left eye socket.The statement notes Bono was involved in a "high-energy bicycle accident when he attempted to avoid another rider."  There's no word on the other rider's condition.  As for Bono, the statement concludes that he "will require intensive and progressive therapy, however a full recovery is expected."U2 was forced to cancel this week's planned residency on The Tonight Show because of the accident.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 

Asking Alexandria Releasing First Live DVD


Image Courtesy of Sumerian RecordsAsking Alexandria is bringing their live show into your living room with Live from Brixton and Beyond-- the band's first live DVD. The two-disc set will be released on December 15.“At long last, we are finally releasing our first ever DVD,” says guitarist Ben Bruce. “We have been promising this DVD for a long time now, but trust me when I say it was worth the wait."Live From Brixton and Beyond will include footage from Asking Alexandria's Brixton 02 Academy show in London and their "Reckless Halloween" performance in Los Angeles. The set also will include every music video the band has made, as well as their short film Through Sin and Self-Destruction.If you want to catch Asking Alexandria live in person before the DVD comes out, the band will begin touring on November 28 in Tucson, Arizona. The tour wraps up December 20 in Wilmington, North Carolina.Here is the track list for Live from Brixton and Beyond:Live from Brixton:"Welcome" "Closure" "A Lesson Never Learned" "Breathless" "Not the American Average" "A Prophecy" "If You Can't Ride Two Horses at Once...You Should Get Out of the Circus" "Dedication" "Someone, Somewhere" "Another Bottle Down" "Reckless & Relentless" "To the Stage" "Dear Insanity" "Run Free" "Morte et Dabo" "Alerion" "The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)""Reckless Halloween" Show:"Welcome" "Closure" "A Lesson Never Learned" "Not the American Average" "I Was Once, Possibly, Maybe, Perhaps A Cowboy King" "Morte et Dabo" "Alerion" "The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)"Through Sin and Self-Destruction:"Not the American Average" "Breathless" "The Death of Me" "Killing You" "Moving On" "If You Can't Ride Two Horses At Once...Then You Should Get Out of the Circus" "Run Free" "Closure" "A Prophecy" "The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)"Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

AC/DC's Brian Johnson and Angus Young Attend NYC Listening Party for Band's New


ABC News RadioAC/DC's Brian Johnson and Angus Young made an unannounced appearance at a listening party for the band's new album, Rock or Bust, that was held Tuesday night at Webster Hall in New York City.  Hundreds of the Australian band's fans packed the venue to hear the record played in its entirety for the very first time in public.Before the listening party got under way, the attendees, many of whom were decked out in various AC/DC T-shirts, had the opportunity to have their photo taken with a life-size cutout of the band members, belt out one of their favorite AC/DC songs with a karaoke machine and even get a brand-new tattoo.Video screens were set up throughout the venue that showed a montage of new photos of the rockers.  Flanking the Webster Hall stage were a pair of cannons like the one featured on the cover of the band's 1981 album For Those About to Rock We Salute You.To whet the crowd's appetite before Rock or Bust was played, a video was screened that featured an interview with Johnson and Young, and celebrated the band's fans.Then came the album playback, which was blasted throughout the venue as the song titles appeared on the screens along with a rotating set of photos of AC/DC. On first listen, Rock or Bust delivers all the elements that have enthralled the group's faithful followers over the decades -- hard-driving, catchy guitar riffs; stomping drums; and anthemic choruses that beg for rock-loving crowds to chant along.  In addition to the lead single "Play Ball" and the title track, standout songs on the record include the mid-tempo "Rock the Blues Away," the heavy-pounding "Miss Adventure" and the funky "Hard Times."After Rock or Bust finished, Johnson and Young took the stage to the delight of the crowd.  Johnson told the audience that ailing guitarist Malcolm Young, whose battle with dementia has forced him to retire from the group, is in a happy place and that his presence was felt during the making of the album.  Angus, meanwhile, bestowed some heartfelt praise on the band's fans.To wrap things up, AC/DC's new video for Rock or Bust title track was given its premiere via the Webster Hall video screens.  The clip features footage of the band rocking out in the center of an oval-shaped performance space surrounded by throngs of cheering fans.  As the video came to an end, the cannons on the stage exploded, saluting the crowd with confetti.Rock or Bust will be released on 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

On "Kimmel," Courtney Love Says She Bonded with Dave Grohl over Boobs


Mercury RecordsOn Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night, Courtney Love talked about her newly-reignited acting career, and what it took to re-bond with Dave Grohl, with whom she recently reconciled after years of feuding over the legal fate and use of Nirvana's music.They're so close, she even has a duet in mind.The pair publicly buried the hatchet at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of Nirvana, and have since have given complimentary comments in interviews about their newly repaired relationship.When asked about Grohl and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Love told Jimmy, "Kris..he kind of herds goats. I don't really talk to Kris -- [but] We're cool.""Dave and me," she continued, "a lot of people saw the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where we hugged it out, and it was all good," recalling, "We used to really like each other, and then there was 20 years when we sued each other -- and then we stopped." So how did the pair get to patching up those old wounds? Apparently by bonding over boobs. "The other night [Dave and I] just started talking about this one actress' boobs, and, you know, we'd both seen them," she told Kimmel, adding, "At one point when she was 20, they were like the sexiest boobs in Hollywood...and we just, you know, picked up where we left off, after 20 years of suing each other.""That's a helluva thing to bring you together," Jimmy remarked. Incidentally, breasts seem to be a recurring theme in their relationship, as Courtney recently told the New York Post that she and Grohl have a 10 thousand dollar bet as to who can attract the most attention from strippers. "Isn't it cool? Me and Grohl are totally tight," Love told Kimmel. "I mean, look, if you can give up a grudge like that -- because there was a lot of crap that went on -- I think anybody could."The pair are so tight, she'd consider performing a duet with Grohl.  "'Islands in the Stream,' yeah, me and Dave Grohl," she said to much applause, referring to the Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers classic. "That would be beautiful," Kimmel replied.Love also talked about her recurring role on Sons of Anarchy, in which the Hole frontwoman plays, of all things, a schoolteacher. She explained she "stalked" show creator Kurt Sutter to help land the gig in the series' final season. Love, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the 1996 movie The People vs. Larry Flynt, will also appear in a recurring role as a rock star in the upcoming Fox drama Empire.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

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