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Venom Announces New Album, "From the Very Depths"


Image Courtesy of Tim TronckoeBlack metal legends Venom have announced their fourteenth studio album. Entitled From the Very Depths, the record will be released January 27."This album is perfect, all three members are totally over-the-top confident with the new songs and the production," says Venom vocalist and bassist Cronos in a statement. "We had a great atmosphere in the studio while we were recording. [Drummer] Dante created pure thunder from his drums, while [guitarist] Rage tears the flesh off your face with his riffs, making everything fall into place so well.""It's a strong release and really shows the band maturing into an unstoppable force of pure black metal," he continues. "We can't wait to play the new songs live for the legions...hell yeah!"From the Very Depths will be Venom's follow-up to their 2011 album, Fallen Angels, the release of which marked the 30th anniversary of the band's influential debut, Welcome to Hell.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

Creed's Scott Stapp Says He's Broke and Homeless


Image Courtesy of Wind-up RecordsCreed frontman Scott Stapp has posted a nearly 16-minute long video on his band's Facebook page in which he says that the IRS has frozen his funds due to a "clerical error" and has left him penniless. He also says that he is currently living in a Holiday Inn after spending weeks living out of his truck.Stapp says that everything began to fall apart after he conducted a "personal audit" of his finances."During the course of that audit a lot of things were uncovered," he says. "A lot of money was stolen from me or royalties not paid."Stapp goes on the say that the people who he believes have stolen that money have threatened to reveal "any impropriety I’ve done in the past these individuals can get their hands on to humiliate and embarrass me and try to ruin my credibility."He then says the IRS froze his funds and that his all the funds from his bank were stolen from someone who changed his online banking passwords."I had no money, not even for gas or food," Stapp says. "I went two days without eating because I had no money and ended up in an emergency room."Throughout the video, Stapp insists that he is completely sober, which contradicts the reported claims made by his estranged wife, Jaclyn. According to the Miami Herald, Jaclyn filed for divorce from her husband, claiming he was abusing amphetamines and crystal meth.In the video, posted Wednesday, Stapp asks for a lawyer to help him. He also promises a follow-up video with updates. The currently posted video is entitled "Scott Stapp of Creed: Public Statement #1."Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Coldplay Releases Interactive Video for "Ink"


Image Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsColdplay's new video for "Ink" is less a music video and more of a choose-your-own-adventure style interactive experience. The video gives the viewer choices on how to direct a lonely traveler through a colorful world as he searches for his lost love, all set to the Ghost Stories hit. You can experience the "Ink" video at Coldplay.com/Ink.The "Ink" interactive video was written, animated and directed by Los Angeles agency Blind, in collaboration with digital media company Interlude. A press release promises the video contains more than 300 different outcomes, depending on which options you choose.In addition to appearing on the Ghost Stories studio album, you'll also find "Ink" on Ghost Stories Live 2014, the new Coldplay live CD/DVD that captures the band's intimate March 2014 performance in Los Angeles. Ghost Stories Live 2014 was released earlier this week.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

Nickelback, In This Moment Make Top-10 Debuts on "Billboard" 200


Image Courtesy of Republic RecordsHard rockers Nickelback and In This Moment have both made strong debuts in the latest edition of the Billboard 200. Nickelback's No Fixed Address bows at number four on the chart, while In This Moment's Black Widow comes in at number eight.No Fixed Address marks Nickelback's sixth straight top-10 appearance on the Billboard 200, dating back to their 2001 breakthrough album, Silver Side Up. The band's last release, 2011's Here and Now, peaked at number two on the chart.Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger told ABC News Radio that recording No Fixed Address in studios all over the world, including in Zurich and Budapest, was "incredibly beneficial" to the record's sound.In This Moment, meanwhile, makes their first top-10 debut with Black Widow. It's the follow-up to the band's 2012 album, Blood, which marked In This Moment's previous chart peak on the Billboard 200, at number 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 Announce Intimate Show in Seattle


Image Courtesy of Ringo StarrBy now, the pattern of the Foo Fighters announcing a last-minute show in the city that will be profiled on that week's Sonic Highways episode has become quite apparent, so it comes as no surprise that the band has announced a show for this Friday, November 28 at Seattle's The Showbox.Tickets will be available at three locations throughout Seattle starting at 3 p.m. PT today. The locations are at The Showbox, Easy Street Records and Sonic Boom Records. Tickets will not be sold online.This week's Seattle-themed episode of Sonic Highways will feature appearances from Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard. After this week, the series will have only one episode left, which will focus on New York City. The Sonic Highways finale will air on December 5.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

Members of Def Leppard, Pixies and Ministry Launch Crowd-Funding Campaign to Mak


Image Courtesy of Press Here PublicityA bevy of rock musicians including Def Leppard's Joe Elliot, Pixies' Joey Santiago and Ministry's Al Jourgensen have teamed up to launch an IndieGoGo campaign to fund their film, The Bridge. The film will star the three aforementioned rockers, along with Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister, ex-Misfit Tiny Biuso, Rick Warwick of Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy and Sin Quirin of Ministry."The Bridge is a rock & roll feature film about the rise of small town music prodigy, Luke Weaver, who faces the decision to choose life or continue down his steadfast path to self-destruction," reads the film's official description. You can watch a video for the campaign on YouTube.Perks for contributors to the project include various signed merchandise and VIP tickets. The most expensive perk is a pasta dinner cooked for you by Santiago -- that will set you back $20,000. A portion of the campaign's proceeds will be donated to the Fender Music Foundation, which provides instruments to music education programs.The Bridge campaign has a goal of $300,000. The campaign will close on January 1.Last month, Iggy Pop launched a similar campaign to fund a horror film called The Sandman starring himself and directed by Italian horror legend Dario Argento. That campaign will close 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

Metallica to Headline Reading & Leeds Festivals


Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressThe U.K.'s Reading & Leeds Festivals have announced that Metallica will headline the 2015 events. The metal legends together with Pierced the Veil, Refused and Manchester Orchestra and are among the first performers to be announced. A full line up for Reading & Leeds has yet to be revealed."We are obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty double shot at Reading & Leeds for the fourth time," says Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich in a statement. "We are practically the house band. Bring it!"Metallica just finished up their week-long residency on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The band powered through five nights of performances including "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Enter Sandman," "Hit the Lights," "Sad but True" and "Fuel."Reading & Leeds consists of two festivals occurring simultaneously in England -- Reading at Richfield Avenue and Leeds at Braham Park. The 2015 Reading & Leeds festivals will take place August 28-30. Tickets to both festivals are on sale 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

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Shows Up Late for Court Appearance


Columbia RecordsAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, who's charged with threatening to kill and possessing methamphetamine and marijuana, appeared in a New Zealand court Wednesday, but things didn't get off to the best of starts.Rudd, 60, showed up late to court, prompting the judge to order a warrant for his arrest, according to SunLive.co.nz. Rudd arrived soon afterward.  He did not enter a plea and remains free on bail until a December 2 court date.Outside the courthouse, Rudd was seen taking a piggyback ride on one of his security guards.The drummer initially also faced a murder-for-hire charge following his arrest earlier this month, but it was quickly withdrawn due to insufficient evidence.AC/DC releases their new album, Rock or Bust, 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

First Official Kurt Cobain Documentary to Air on HBO in 2015


Image Courtesy of Universal Music Group - Anton CorbijnThe first fully-authorized documentary on Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is coming next year. Entitled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the documentary will be the first made with the full cooperation of Cobain's family."[Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck] is a raw and visceral journey through Cobain’s life and provides no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks," reads a press release. The statement also promises the film will contain Nirvana songs and performances, as well as never-before-heard Cobain originals.Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen, who directed the Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane, will write, direct and produce Montage of Heck. Cobain's daughter, visual artist Francis Bean Cobain, will be the film's executive producer."I started work on this project eight years ago," says Morgen. "Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media."Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, which was most likely titled for the recently re-discovered Cobain mixtape of the same name, will air on HBO 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

Jack White Covers Band Mate Dean Fertita's "Parallel"


Image Courtesy of Third Man RecordsJack White has released a cover of band mate Dean Fertita's 2009 song, "Parallel." The track appears as the b-side to White's new "Would You Fight for My Love?" single. You can purchase White's latest single, along with his bluegrass rendition of "Parallel," on iTunes.Fertita, who plays keyboards and guitar in Queens of the Stone Age, is a member of The Dead Weather, alongside White, The Kills' Alison Mosshart and The Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence. The Dead Weather also have a new single out, featuring the track "Buzzkill(er)." Last month, Fertita joined White's touring band as a keyboardist following the death of Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, who died ofa heart attack October 14.White will hit the road for a short tour starting with a two-night stand in Austin, Texas on January 24 and 25. The only other current dates on the tour include stops in Nashville, Tennessee and New York City's Madison Square Garden on January 28 and 30, respectively. All tour information is posted on White'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

Dave Grohl Remembers Jamming with Prince


Image Courtesy of ABC/Travis BellRemember when Prince covered the Foo Fighters song "Best of You" during the 2007 Super Bowl halftime show?  As it turns out, that wasn't the last time Dave Grohl and the Purple One have crossed paths."Three years ago, Prince books 21 nights at the Forum [in Los Angeles].  I can't f**king wait.  I go to the first show, in a party bus with all my friends, boozing it up," Grohl tells Rolling Stone.  "I walk into the Forum Club and bump into somebody from a road crew I'd work[ed] with before.  He says, 'Prince knows you're here.  He wants to jam.'  The end of the night, I'm standing next to this black curtain.  I pull it back -- there's Prince with Sheila E.  I go, 'Hey, man, great show.'  He says, 'When do you want to jam?  How about Friday?'  All right, cool!"The next week, Grohl shows up at the Forum only to be told Prince was feeling under the weather. However, before he's about to leave, "Prince just appears," Grohl says, and invites Dave to play drums with his band."We start playing.  He's got the whole band up there, throwing chord changes with his fingers, conducting the band as we're jamming," Grohl remembers.  "I can't believe this is happening.  And it's happening in a completely empty Forum.  Then he puts on a guitar and starts playing [Led Zeppelin's] 'Whole Lotta Love'.  It's f**kin' bad-ass.  We do that for 10 minutes.  It slays.  He says, 'We should do that, man.  What are you doing next Friday?'""I never heard from Prince again," he says.  "But I swear it happened.  I swear.  And nobody saw it."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

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger Was "Inspired to Try Different Things" on "No Fixed Ad


Image Courtesy of Republic RecordsFoo Fighters may have gotten a lot of attention for recording their new album, Sonic Highways, in studios all across America, but Nickelback took that plan a step further with No Fixed Address. In recording their eighth album -- the band's first since 2011's Here and Now -- Nickelback visited studios from Vancouver and Los Angeles to Zurich and Budapest. Frontman Chad Kroeger tells ABC News Radio that the constant changes of scenery helped shaped the sound of No Fixed Address."It was incredibly beneficial," Kroeger says of recording in different locations. "That is my new favorite way to create music, just not [to] be in the same place and not fall into a stagnant rut, and it definitely inspires you to try different things."One of those different things was "Edge of a Revolution" -- the first single released from No Fixed Address. The track is Nickelback's first big foray into political lyrics, while also retaining the band's heavier sound from previous albums."It's nice to hear the band getting back to some hard rock roots," says Kroeger of "Edge of a Revolution." "And it's subject matter that we've never really touched on before, so I think it's a win-win all the way around."Even with the track's lyrical content, guitarist Ryan Peake doesn't see Nickelback as a "political" band."I don't think anybody's going to confuse us with putting out a rally cry to do these things," he tells ABC News Radio. "I think it's more just kind of a snapshot of what's going on in general."That snapshot comments on the world of government and finance with lyrics like "Your secret's safe with the NSA" and "Wall Street, common thief.""It's not about a specific thing, even though we were talking about a few things as examples, but it's just people getting upset," Peake says. "I don't think that's a problem, as long as it's focused, as long as it's justified, and not just the certain mob mentalities and stuff. But people do need to pay attention these days." No Fixed Address, featuring "Edge of a Revolution," 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

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

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 

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