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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

Pearl Jam Surprises Fans by Playing "Yield" Album in Full at Milwaukee Concert


Image Courtesy of Danny ClinchAt their concert Monday night in Milwaukee, Peal Jam played their 1998 album Yield from beginning to end.  The band gave no prior indication that they would perform the album in full; however, according to the official Pearl Jam message board, they walked out to the one-minute song "Red Dot," which is the eighth track on Yield.Peal Jam tweeted a photo of the set list as proof that they did perform Yield in full.The Yield recreation started with the fifth song on the set list.  The band then proceeded to play the record in its entirety, skipping only the aforementioned "Red Dot."  "Hummus," the hidden track on Yield, served as Pearl Jam's walk-off music.In addition to the Yield surprise, Pearl Jam also played a cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" to celebrate the rocker's 64th birthday and a rendition of The Who's classic "Baba O'Riley" with Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen.  Nielsen also joined The Foo Fighters for a couple of that band's performances last week on The Late Show with David Letterman.Over the weekend, Pearl Jam played their 1996 album No Code in full during their show in Moline, Illinois.  The next stop on the band's schedule is Denver on Wednesay.  Perhaps they will continue the trend and play 2000's Binaural in its entirety for that 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

Foo Fighters Schedule Intimate Washington, D.C. Gig


Image Courtesy of RCA RecordsFoo Fighters will host an intimate concert and screening of the second Sonic Highways episode on Friday, October 24 at the Black Cat in Dave Grohl's former hometown of Washington, D.C. Tickets will only be sold at the venue starting today at 6 pm ET.Foo Fighters' documentary series Sonic Highways premiered last week on HBO. The series follows the Foos across the country as they record their new album of the same name. Sonic Highways the album will be released on 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

Flea Says New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album will be "Super Danceable" and "Introsp


Image Courtesy of Clara BalzaryRed Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has a pretty good idea of what the band's new album will sound like."It's super danceable, funky s**t and some real introspective, pretty stuff," he tells Rolling Stone. "It feels good, man, and it's fun to play it."When RHCP recorded their last album, 2011's I'm with You, they had just hired a new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer. Now, after going through a period of adjustment, Flea says the band feels much more comfortable."We had a new guitar player and it was a real feeling-out process with each other," Flea says. "We didn't want to play gigs with him until we'd made a new record. This time, it feels a lot better than the last one."According to the bassist, RHCP has written upward of 30 new songs, though he thinks that most of them won't appear on the new album.  "We always write way more than we put on a record," Flea says. "We always write a lot-lot."As for a street date for the new album, Flea is hoping for a 2015 release.  "I would hope that in a year from now, we have a record out and we're on a world tour," he says.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

Chad Smith Advises Katy Perry to "Plug In" for Super Bowl Halftime Show


Clara Balzary/Warner Bros. RecordsRed Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith knows a thing or two about playing at the Super Bowl halftime show. Rather, he knows a thing or two about miming at the Super Bowl halftime show. That's why his advice for pop star Katy Perry, who has hinted that she will be this year's halftime performer, is pretty simple."Plug in and play," Smith tells TMZ.Smith and RHCP infamously mimed their performance of "Give It Away" with Bruno Mars at last year's halftime show. Flea revealed that all the instrumentation was prerecorded -- the vocals were live -- after photos circulated of the bassist playing while not plugged into an anything.As Flea wrote in an open letter after the performance that the NFL decided that the drums, guitar and bass would need to be prerecorded."[Guitarist] Josh [Klinghoffer], Chad, and I were playing along with the prerecorded track so there was no need to plug in our guitars, so we did not," he wrote.Katy Perry doesn't really share the same instrumentation as RHCP, but Smith says she's looking forward to seeing her show."She's a good performer," he says.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

Full Record Store Day "Black Friday" Release Lineup Includes Hozier, Korn and Me


Courtesy Record Store DayRecord Store Day has announced the full lineup of releases for its "Black Friday" event, and lovers of vinyl and rock both new and old will have quite a list to choose from. The lineup includes releases from the current alternative darling Hozier, as well as from hard rock mainstays Metallica and Korn.Hozier will release a 10-inch EP with songs not found on his debut release, including a cover of blues musician Willie Dixon's "My Love Will Never Die."Korn will release a double-LP reissue of their 1994 self-titled debut album, and Metallica is releasing the 12-inch "Lords of Summer" single, featuring a studio and live version of the song's "first pass."Other artists releasing records for Record Store Day "Black Friday" are St. Vincent, Against Me!, Bleachers and Judas Priest. You can view the entire release lineup on RSD's website.Record Store Day "Black Friday" will be held on November 28 in independent record stores throughout the country. 

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

Johnny Marr, Brandon Boyd, Tim Armstrong & More Painting Custom Stratocasters fo


Image Courtesy of Warner Music GroupThe Fender Stratocaster, perhaps the world's most popular guitar, is turning 60 this year. To celebrate the milestone, Fender and Hurley Guitars enlisted twenty artists, including Johnny Marr, Incubus' Brandon Boyd and Rancid's Tim Armstrong, to hand-paint custom Stratocasters. The guitars will be auctioned on eBay starting on October 22. The auctions will run through November 1.All proceeds from the auctions will benefit Waves for Water, whose mission is to "get clean water to every single person who needs it."A charity art show with all the guitars on display will be held on October 24 at Hurley's headquarters in Orange County, California. The exhibit will be the only chance to see the guitars in person before they are sold.Other artists who are contributing are Ed Hardy founder Don Ed Hardy, "Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle" painter Natalia Fabia and visual artist Thomas Campbell.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 

"Big Hero 6" Soundtrack, Featuring New Fall Out Boy Song, Gets Release Date


Image Courtesy of Walt Disney RecordsThe next album with new Fall Out Boy music will be the soundtrack for the Disney animated film Big Hero 6. The soundtrack, which features the FOB song "Immortals," will be released digitally on November 4 and on CD November 21.Fall Out Boy wrote "Immortals," which was released earlier this week, specifically for the film. The song will play over a sequence that finds the the protagonists of Big Hero 6 transform from "super smart individuals to a band of high-tech heroes.""They're testing out their new super suits for the first time in the scene," says Pete Wentz in a statement. "Some of it works -- some of it doesn't. You get the sense that they're stepping into a bigger role. The story's in the DNA of Fall Out Boy. It is an authentic story and it's who our band is -- we've always identified with the underdog."The rest of the soundtrack album will feature the film's score, written by Henry Jackman. The composer also scored Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Wreck-It Ralph.Big Hero 6 the film, which is based on the Marvel comics of the same name, will hit theaters November 7.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

Mastodon to Play "The Late Show with David Letterman"


Image Courtesy of Travis Shinn/Reprise RecordsMastodon will be bringing "The Motherload" to late night. The band will be playing their latest single on The Late Show with David Letterman for the October 27 episode. If their performance of "The Motherload" is anything like its video, then twerking may be involved."The Motherload" is the latest single off of Mastodon's 2014 album Once More 'Round The Sun, which reached the number one spot on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart. The band is releasing a special-edition picture disc featuring the single for Record Store Day's "Black Friday" event.Mastodon begins their North American tour Wednesday in Boise, Idaho. The tour will conclude November 8 in Orlando, Florida.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, Hozier Hit Top Ten on "Billboard" 200


Image Courtesy of Emily ShurBoth the old guard and the young guns of alternative are making waves on the Billboard 200.Weezer's ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 chart, marking their seventh straight top-ten appearance. Weezer's last album, 2010's Hurley, peaked at number six.Meanwhile, hot off his appearance on Saturday Night Live, Hozier's debut self-titled album came in at number two. The album's debut marked the second-highest position on the Billboard 200 for a new artist this year. Both bands are currently on tour through North America. Weezer's tour will wrap up December 9 with a stop at the KeyArena in Seattle, WA, and Hozier will conclude his trek with a two-night stand at New York City's Irving Plaza from November 5-6.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

Green Day, The Flaming Lips, Mastodon Among Record Store Day's "Black Friday" Re


Image Courtesy of Felisha Tolentino/Reprise Records'Tis the season for limited edition vinyl releases. Green Day, The Flaming Lips and Mastodon will all be releasing special pieces for Record Store Day's "Black Friday" celebration. The records will be sold only at independent record stores.Both Green Day and The Flaming Lips will be re-releasing rare material for the first time on vinyl. Tune In Tokyo, a 2001 Green Day live recording from Japan, will be printed on transparent blue vinyl, while Atlas Eets Christmas -- The Flaming Lips' secret 2007 Christmas CD under the pseudonym "Imagene Peise" -- will be printed on transparent red vinyl. Both records will be limited to 5,000 copies.Mastodon will be releasing "The Motherload" single on a 12-inch picture disc, which will also be limited to 5,000 copies. The single's B-side will feature an exclusive instrumental version of "Halloween."The full lineup of releases has yet to be announced.Record Store Day's "Black Friday" will take place on November 28. After beginning in 2007 as a way to get people to buy vinyl records from independent stores, Record Store Day added a Black Friday event to its annual yearly celebration in 2011. Record Store Day proper is held in April.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 Keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens Died from a Heart Attack


Image Courtesy of Nasty Little Man PRKeyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, who has worked with Jack White and The Mars Volta, died of a heart attack."The coroner has determined that Ikey Owens died from a heart attack the morning of October 14 at approximately 4 am," reads a statement from White's press rep. "The only drugs found in his room were a small amount of marijuana.""He was a beloved member of the music community as well as his hometown of Long Beach, CA," the statement continues.Owens was on tour with White in Mexico when he passed away Tuesday morning at age 38. White has cancelled his remaining Mexico tour dates.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

Iggy Pop Reprimands U2, Praises Thom Yorke in BBC John Peel Lecture


Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesIggy Pop has a lot of thoughts on today's methods of musical distribution, specifically when it comes to U2 and Thom Yorke, and he shared them all as the deliverer of the annual John Peel Lecture for BBC Music.In the lecture, which was on the topic of "Free Music in a Capitalist Society," Iggy criticized U2 for the way they automatically downloaded their album Songs of Innocence into the accounts of every iTunes user."The people who don't want the free U2 download are trying to say, 'Don't try to force me.'  And they've got a point," he said.  "Part of the process when you buy something from an artist, it's a kind of anointing, you are giving people love.  It's your choice to give or withhold.  You are giving a lot of yourself, besides the money.  But in this particular case, without the convention, maybe some people felt like they were robbed of that chance and they have a point."Meanwhile, Iggy praised Yorke for his similarly unusual album release method.  The Radiohead frontman released his new solo record, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, via the file-sharing site BitTorrent."I actually think that what Thom Yorke has done with BitTorrent is very good," he said.  "All pirates want to go legit, just like I wanted to be respectable.  It's normal.  After a while people feel like you're a crook, it's too hard to do business.  So it's good in this case that Thom Yorke is encouraging a positive change.  The music is good.  It's being offered at a low price direct to people who care."You can listen to the whole lecture on BBC Radio'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

Bono Apologizes for the Way "Songs of Innocence" Was Released


Image Courtesy of UMusicIf you're one of the people who wasn't thrilled when U2's latest album showed up uninvited in your iTunes account, Bono has something he'd like to say:"Oops."That's the U2 frontman's initial response during a Facebook Q&A to a question asking the band to "never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people's playlists ever again?  It's really rude."  Songs of Innocence was automatically downloaded into the account of every iTunes user September 9, when Apple announced the new iPhone 6."I'm sorry about that," Bono continued. "I had this beautiful idea, one that we got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing -- 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. There's a lot of noise out there, I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it."Not everyone was unhappy with the way Songs of Innocence was distributed: the album was downloaded in full 26 million times.The four members of U2 also answered some lighter questions during the Q&A, such as why bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. didn't get cool names like "Bono" or "The Edge.""I think that's a little unfair," Mullen joked in response.You can view the entire Q&A session on Facebook.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