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Billy Corgan Thinks Donald Trump Is "Running Chaos Theory"


Credit: Scarlet PageThe Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has given his thoughts on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a recently unearthed video from a VIP Q&A held last month in Cincinnati during the Pumpkins' summer tour with Marilyn Manson, Corgan said that while he may not agree with Trump politically, he thinks "what's cool is Trump's running chaos theory.""He's forcing a lot of things out in the open, so they can't control this, whatever that control is," Corgan said.He goes on to compare politics to the music business, saying that "everybody gets controlled, and somebody comes along and f**** it all up."I think it's good that he's f****** it up," Corgan said. "Because whether or not he's the guy -- obviously the political class doesn't want him there -- it'll open it up to a bigger dialogue."Perhaps Corgan will stir up some chaos theory of his own in support of fellow Chicagoan Kanye West's 2020 presidential campaign.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tom DeLonge Says He's Doing "Really, Really Important Things" with Top-Secret Ar


Credit: Johnny BuzzerioTom DeLonge has a lot on his plate right now. His new EP with Angels & Airwaves, ...Of Nightmares, comes out Friday, which serves as a companion to his forthcoming sci-fi novel, Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares, which will be released October 6. There's also a Poet Anderson feature film in the works, continuing the story of the fictional character of DeLonge's creation.And on top of all that, the former Blink-182 singer/guitarist says he's deeply involved with a matter of "national security" concerning the infamous Area 51."Beyond feature films, I'm doing a project I can't talk about that's bigger than Poet Anderson, that's dealing with issues of national security," DeLonge tells NME. "So I'm flying out to New Mexico to have a meeting with the general of the US Air Force Space Command."Area 51 is a restricted military base and airspace in the Nevada desert.  Though its official purpose is testing top-secret military aircraft, some believe the government uses the facility to safeguard evidence extraterrestrials have visited Earth.Tom continues, "This'll be my third meeting with that individual. What's even crazier is I had breakfast with two guys who work at Area 51 three days ago.  So I'm telling you, I'm doing some really, really important things right now."It's difficult to tell if Tom's pulling everyone's leg.  Then again, in an interview with Paper earlier this year, he said the government tapped his phone due to his belief in extraterrestrial life."I don't have time to try and get people to believe in me or buy into it," DeLonge tells NME. "When it rolls out, people will understand."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Dead Weather Releases Live "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" Video; Jack W


Third Man RecordsSince The Dead Weather won't be touring in support of their forthcoming album, Dodge and Burn, you'll have to make due with the band's newly released live performance video for their latest single, "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)." You can watch the black-and-white clip now on YouTube.The Dead Weather will be making at least one more live appearance when Jack White and company play The Late Show with Stephen Colbert September 14. Dodge and Burn will be released September 25.In related news, White's Third Man Records label, known for their devotion to vinyl, are hoping to resurrect another relic from the past: the Polaroid camera. Along with Polaroid-enthusiasts The Impossible Project, TMR is launching an exhibit showcasing instant-film photographs that develop in black and yellow -- the label's signature colors.“Photography using mechanical means is a beautiful art form," White says in a statement. "Digital pictures are very portable and easy to make happen, but you can't hold the photo in your hand, or put it in a family album. There's a romantic feeling of pulling a photograph out of a Polaroid camera, holding it your hands and showing it to others. It can't be replaced or replicated."The exhibit will feature photographs taken by artist Patrick Pantano, who shot the cover photos for The White Stripes albums Elephant and White Blood Cells, along with White's tour photographer, David Swanson, and TMR photographer Angelina Castillo. It'll be on display in the Third Man Records' Nashville headquarters September 10-16.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lenny Kravitz Launching Furniture Line


Image Courtesy of Press Here PublicityIf you've always wanted to sit in a chair designed by Lenny Kravitz, you're in luck. The rocker's design firm, Kravitz Design, Inc., is teaming up with furnishing company CB2 for a new furniture collection.According to a press release, the collection "captures the sleek glam of the 70's New York club culture and the natural ease of the California music scene of the 70's.""Our goal was to create a collection of pieces based on my personal style and the things that have inspired me throughout my travels," says Kravitz in a statement. "This collection will appeal to a diverse group of people and we look forward to using them in future Kravitz Design projects as well as my houses in the Bahamas and Brazil."The collection will officially launch on October 1. If you can't wait that long, a pre-sale will be held September 15-16 at CB2.com/KravitzDesign.Meanwhile, Kravitz is currently on tour in support of his latest album, Strut.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Claudio Sanchez Says New Coheed and Cambria Album is Inspired by the "Anticipati


Credit: LeAnn MuellerCoheed and Cambria's forthcoming album, The Color Before the Sun, will be their first album to not continue the story of the Amory Wars, a sci-fi epic about the band's namesake characters. The break from the concept album mold was fueled by two big life events in frontman Claudio Sanchez's life: he left his country house to move to Brooklyn, New York, and his wife got pregnant.When Sanchez first moved to Brooklyn, however, he was struck with a case of writer's block."I started to have this trouble: I didn't see myself creating anything; I was just having problems with it," Sanchez tells Rolling Stone. "Then my wife got pregnant, and that sort of pulled me out of that. I started to see the beauty in her and the anticipation of fatherhood, what kind of father I was going to become to this new person, and the inevitability of having to leave that person when touring came."Sanchez's relationship with his wife manifested itself in "Here to Mars," the latest track to be released from The Color Before the Sun."Here this person was that is so important to me, and we're about to do this together," Sanchez says of his wife's pregnancy. "And ['Here to Mars'] was just my way of expressing my gratitude to her."While Sanchez wanted to move on from the Amory Wars for The Color Before the Sun, he still had to pitch the idea to his band mates, who, luckily, were "very into it.""For years the concept has been...I don't want to say a source of negativity, but not everybody understood it at the ground floor, so it took years to sort of swallow the idea of the concept," Sanchez explains. "Everybody sort of embraces it now; certainly it's ingrained in the DNA of Coheed and Cambria."In fact, Sanchez first thought that The Color Before the Sun would work better as a solo album."But then I realized, well, Coheed, for years, I always tried not to put any limitation on it," he says. "I always wanted us to be as limitless as possible when it came to the music, when it came to the bands that we toured with. So I thought, why should the concept be any different?"The Color Before the Sun will be released on October 16.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Angels & Airwaves Go "Home" on New Track


Credit: Johnny BuzzerioAngels & Airwaves have released "Home," a new track which will appear on the band's forthcoming EP, ...Of Nightmares, which will be released on September 4. You can listen to the electronically-tinged "Home" now at Billboard.com....Of Nightmares is a companion EP to the novel Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares, written by AVA frontman Tom Delonge and New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Young. Both works continue the story of Poet Anderson, a fictional character first created by DeLonge for AVA's last album, 2014's The Dream Walker."When we thought about, 'How would the music work with (the novel)?,' it was best for us to do something that was just very left of center, an art project in and of its own and something that was totally experimental for us," Delonge tells Billboard. "I think there's, like, one normal song on the EP; the rest of it was meant to just be really pushing the envelope, something that is unorthodox, at least for Angels & Airwaves."While DeLonge is deep into his work with Angels & Airwaves, he also recently said that he'd be "totally willing and interested" to reunite with Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. DeLonge left Blink earlier this year after a very public falling-out between him and his former Blink band mates.Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares will be released on October 6.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Thinks Metallica and Black Sabbath "Were Grea


Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressKeith Richards isn't a fan of heavy metal. In a new interview with the New York Daily News, the Rolling Stones guitarist reveals he's not too fond of two of the most celebrated metal bands."Millions are in love with Metallica and Black Sabbath," Richards says. "I just thought they were great jokes."As it turns out, however, Richards isn't really a big fan of rock music, either."It sounds like a dull thud to me," he says. "For most bands, getting the syncopation is beyond them. It's endless thudding away, with no bounce, no lift, no syncopation."Perhaps Richards will change his mind when he sees Black Sabbath on their recently announced farewell tour, officially dubbed The End.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Muse, Tame Impala, Roger Waters Top U.K.'s First Official Prog-Rock Chart


Credit: Danny ClinchProg-rock now has a chart of its very own.  The U.K.'s Official Chart Company has announced the launch of the Progressive Albums Chart, which will track the sales of albums determined to be progressive rock by Prog magazine.  Tame Impala's Currents is the first number-one album on the Progressive Albums Chart, followed by Muse's Drones at number-two and ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters' newly reissued 1992 solo album, Amused to Death, at number-three."Prog artists have always pushed the boundaries of musical convention, and by doing so, many have gone on to be some of the best-selling and most influential artists of all time," says Prog Magazine editor Jerry Ewing.  "But prog didn't stop in the 1970s, there are many people out there who are into prog artists and just don't seem to know it!"Other entries on the first Progressive Albums Chart include Joe Satriani's Shockwave Supernova at number-four, Faith No More's Sol Invictus at number-six, and Pink Floyd's 2014 release, The Endless River, at number eight.In addition, the Official Chart Company also has revealed the list of the U.K.'s 30 best-selling prog albums of the 21st century.  Muse's Black Holes and Revelations tops the list, followed by the Pink Floyd classic The Dark Side of the Moon at number-two, and Radiohead's OK Computer at number three.  Albums by The Flaming Lips, Rush, David Gilmour, and Tool also are among the 30 best-selling prog records.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Black Sabbath Announces Initial Dates of Farewell World Tour


Image Courtesy of MSO PRIt's the beginning of the end for Black Sabbath.  The British heavy metal icons have announced initial dates for an official farewell world tour.  The trek, dubbed The End, will launch next year with a North American leg that kicks off on January 20 in Omaha, Nebraska, and is mapped out through a February 25 concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden.A total of 15 other shows in North America have been scheduled as of now, including stops in Chicago, Minneapolis, Edmonton, Vancouver, the Los Angeles area, Denver, the Detroit area, and Montreal.  In addition, a brief tour of Australia and New Zealand also has been lined up in April, with additional shows in other parts of the world expected to be announced next month.As with Black Sabbath's previous recent reunion tours, the band's lineup for The End trek will include three of the group's four original members -- singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and bassist Geezer Butler.According to the official tour announcement, the farewell trek "promises to surpass all previous tours with [the band's] most mesmerizing production ever."  The statement also insists that "when this tour concludes, it will truly be 'The End.'"Here are the North American dates for Black Sabbath's The End tour:1/20 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center 1/22 -- Chicago, IL, United Center1/25 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center1/28 -- Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Sasktel Centre1/30 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rexall Centre2/1 -- Calgary, ON, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome2/3 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena2/6 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome2/9 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center2/11 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum2/13 -- Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay Events Center2/15 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center2/17 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center2/19 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills2/21 -- Hamilton, ON, Canada, FirstOntario Centre2/23 -- Montreal, QB, Canada, Bell Centre2/25 -- New York City, NY, Madison Square GardenCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Soundgarden Shares Photo from Writing Session


Credit: Mike LavineIn an interview with Rolling Stone last week, Chris Cornell said that Soundgarden is "already working on new material for an album."  Now, we have photographic proof.  On Twitter, Soundgarden shared a photo of Cornell and company from a recent writing session."Working on new material this week," reads the photo caption.Soundgarden's last studio album was 2012's King Animal, the band's first album after breaking up in 1997.  Last year, Soundgarden released a rarities compilation called Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path, featuring three discs' worth of B-sides, covers, instrumentals and demos.Meanwhile, Cornell will be releasing his latest solo album, Higher Truth, on September 18.  He will embark on a solo acoustic tour in support of Higher Truth starting September 18 in San Diego.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Black Stone Cherry Announces Live CD/DVD, "Thank You: Livin' Live"


Eagle Rock EntertainmentOctober 30, 2014, Black Stone Cherry headlined a sold-out show at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England. Exactly one year later, the Kentucky rock band will release Thank You: Livin' Live, a live album and DVD recorded and filmed that night in Birmingham."We are beyond excited to bring you all this live DVD," says guitarist Ben Wells in a statement. "Growing up watching my Elvis and Aerosmith DVDs and VHS tapes, I never thought I would be in a band that would one day be releasing one -- and in an arena at that!"Thank You: Livin' Live will be released on DVD, CD and Blu-ray on October 30. You can watch a clip of Black Stone Cherry's performance of  "White Trash Millionaire" from the concert film now on YouTube.Black Stone Cherry will return to the U.K. alongside Halestorm, Shinedown and Highly Suspect as a part of the Carnival of Madness tour, which kicks off in January.Here is the track list for Thank You: Livin' Live:"Rain Wizard""Blind Man""Me & Mary Jane""In My Blood""Holding On...to Letting Go""Maybe Someday""Such a Shame""Things My Father Said""Fiesta Del Fuego""Sunshine of Your Love""Like I Roll""Bad Luck and Hard Love""Hollywood in Kentucky""Hell and High Water""Soul Creek""White Trash Millionaire""Blame It on the Boom Boom""Layla""Peace Is Free" "Lonely Train (Can’t Judge a Book)"Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Garbage Announces 20th Anniversary Edition of Self-Titled Debut Album


Credit: Joseph CulticeGarbage's self-titled debut turns 20 this year, and the band is celebrating with a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Garbage. The album will consist of a remastered version of the original, plus bonus tracks, remixes and previously unreleased songs. As a preview, Garbage has released the Supersize Mix of "Subhuman," now playing on YouTube.As previously announced, Garbage will also embark on a tour this fall in celebration of their 20th anniversary, during which the band will play Garbage in its entirety. Dubbed the 20 Years Queer tour, the trek will kick off October 6 in San Diego."This is a very special occasion for all of us in Garbage," says frontwoman Shirley Manson in a statement. "We are particularly excited about the upcoming tour -- the intent of which is pretty much the celebration of a 20 year long affair between us and those who have loved us."Released in 1995,  Garbage featured the hit single "Stupid Girl," which garnered the band two nominations at the 1997 Grammy Awards: Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. Garbage also received a nomination for Best New Band.The 20th Anniversary Edition of Garbage will be released digitally and on CD October 2. Here are the previously unreleased tracks featured on the Digital Super Deluxe Edition:"Vow" (Joan of Ark Mix)"Vow" (Stripped Down Mix)"Vow" (Tuesday Night Club Mix)"Fix Me Now"(Alternate Subbass Mix)"Subhuman" (Supersize Mix)"#1 Crush" (Early Demo Mix)"Strokes of Luck" (Early Demo Mix)"My Lovers Box" (Early Demo Mix)"Not My Idea' (Early Demo Mix)"Only Happy When It Rains" (Early Demo Mix)"Supervixen" (Early Demo Mix)Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne Announce Separation in Bittersweet Instagram Post


Sara De Boer/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABCNickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne have called it quits after two years of marriage. Lavigne officially announced their separation on Instagram today."It is with a heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today," she writes alongside a photo of them on their wedding day. "Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we've created many unforgettable moments. We are still and forever will be, the best of friends, and will always care deeply for each other. To all our family, friends and fans, thank you sincerely for the support."There were rumors that the couple was headed for divorce last year, but those claims were denied at the time. Earlier this year, Lavigne credited Kroeger with helping her through her battle with Lyme disease. The two had also reportedly just purchased a French-style California estate together.The Canadian artists had been married since July 2013.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. It is with heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today. Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we've created many unforgettable moments. We are still, and forever will be, the best of friends, and will always care deeply for each other. To all our family, friends and fans, thank you sincerely for the support.A photo posted by Avril Lavigne (@avrillavigne) on Sep 2, 2015 at 11:53am PDT 

Tom DeLonge Says He's "Totally Willing and Interested" in Playing with Blink-182


Credit: Johnny BuzzerioFollowing the very public falling-out between Tom DeLonge and his former Blink-182 band mates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker earlier this year, which involved a lot of name-calling, accusations and denials, it seemed DeLonge was out of the band for good. However, the Angels & Airwaves frontman tells Billboard he's "totally willing and interested in playing with those guys again.""People ask me every single day, 'Go back, go back, go back.' And I tell people I haven't forgotten anything and I'm grateful for that band and for those guys in my life," Delonge says. "And I think about that band every single day of my life -- sometimes multiple times a day. I love those guys and I love the band and, yeah, in the future let's play together and figure it out or whatever.""We just need time apart because we all want different things at this time," he continues. "Those guys want to play the music and tour all the time, but I'm involved in some very big s*** and some very important stuff."DeLonge is currently working on his multi-media project centered on a fictional character of his creation named Poet Anderson, which began with Angels & Airwaves' last album, 2014's The Dream Walker. Along with the album, DeLonge directed a animated short film called Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker and began a comic-book series based on the character. On October 6, DeLonge will release the first Poet Anderson novel, ...Of Nightmares. A companion Angels & Airwaves EP of the same name will be released on September 4.Meanwhile, Blink-182 is forging ahead with Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba in place of DeLonge. In a Twitter conversation with Pete Wentz, Hoppus told the Fall Out Boy bassist that Blink is currently "in the studio."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Eagles of Death Metal Brainstorm PR Ideas in "Zipper Down" Trailer


T-Boy Records/UMeEagles of Death Metal, featuring Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes, have released a trailer for their forthcoming album, Zipper Down. In the video, Homme and Hughes brainstorm ideas on how to promote the album. You can watch the Zipper Down trailer now at Pitchfork.com.Some of the ideas Homme and Hughes pitch include making a sex tape, kidnapping an heiress or holding a bikini car wash at a Prius dealership. Each ridiculous idea is accompanied by an equally ridiculous costume change. At the end of the clip, Homme asks Hughes what their record company wants to do to promote Zipper Down."Nothing," Hughes replies."Well let's do that," Homme says.Zipper Down, Eagles of Death Metal's first album in seven years, will be released on October 2.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bono Not the World's Richest Rock Star, According to "Forbes"


ABC/Adam TaylorRecent reports by multiple media outlets claimed that U2 frontman Bono had surpassed Paul McCartney as the richest rock star on the planet, but Forbes begs to differ.  While the earlier reports deduced that because Bono supposedly owned a 2.3-percent share of Facebook that now is worth more than $1.4 billion, he'd have to be wealthier than the former Beatle, but Forbes maintains that the calculations done by the original source of those reports was faulty.Forbes explains that Bono himself did not purchase a 2.3-percent share of Facebook, the investment group he co-founded, Elevation Partners, did.  The magazine contends that the rocker is just one of many investors in the firm, so his total fortune only includes a fraction of the full worth of the Facebook shares.Similar claims regarding Bono's wealth emerged back in 2012, and apparently were based on the same faulty calculations.  At that time, the U2 singer commented during a Washington, D.C., summit about the status of his wealth, "Contrary to reports, I'm not a billionaire or going to be richer than any Beatle -- and not just in the sense of money, by the way.  The Beatles are untouchable -- those billionaire reports are a joke."According to the latest annual Sunday Times of London's Rich List, published in April 2015, McCartney's fortune was valued at 730 million pounds, or about $1.1 billion, while U2 as a whole was said to be worth 431 million pounds, or $660 million.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jack White-Produced Documentary "The American Epic Sessions" to Premiere at BFI


Credit: Jo McCaugheyWhile The American Epic Sessions takes a look at the birth of recorded American music, it will make its world premiere in England. The documentary film, executive produced by Jack White, will premiere at the 59th BFI London Film Festival, held October 7-18.In The American Epic Sessions, contemporary artists such as Beck, Elton John and Alabama Shakes will record music using re-created equipment from the 1920s. White's Third Man Records will also issue an album of the recordings on vinyl.White produced The American Epic Sessions along with T Bone Burnett and actor Robert Redford. The trio also executive produced American Epic, a three-part documentary detailing how record companies scouts would travel America with recording machines in the 1920s in search of new talent.The American Epic Sessions and American Epic will air on PBS in January 2016.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Slipknot Bringing Scream Park Haunt to Aftershock Festival


Credit: M. Shawn CrahanAlong with headlining the 2015 Aftershock lineup, Slipknot will also be bringing the horror to the festival. The Aftershock Pre-Party, held October 23, will take place at Slipknot's Scream Park haunt event in Sacramento, California.You can gain admission to the Aftershock Pre-Party by showing proof-of-purchase of an Aftershock festival ticket. You'll then get full access to the three haunted houses of Slipknot's Scream Park for a discounted price of $15. The Scream Park also will have an "onsite presence" at the actual Aftershock festival, held October 24-25 at Gibson Ranch just outside of Sacramento.In addition to Slipknot, the Aftershock 2015 lineup includes Shinedown, Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Jane's Addiction, Breaking Benjamin, Pop Evil, Stone Temple Pilots, Seether, Coheed and Cambria, Bring Me the Horizon, Death from Above 1979, P.O.D. and many more.Outside of Aftershock, Slipknot's Scream Park will be open from October 2 to November 1. Visit ScreamParkCalifornia.com for all info.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Patrick Stump to Guest on Black Veil Brides Frontman Andy Biersack's Solo Album


Credits: Pamela Littky; Jonathan WeinerBlack Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack is working on his debut album under his solo moniker Andy Black, and it looks like he's recruited Patrick Stump to help out. On his Instagram, Biersack shared a photo of him alongside the Fall Out Boy singer, plus producer and Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann and The Used guitarist Quinn Allman."What a pleasure it has been today to work and talk music, life & experiences with the incredibly talented and kind @patrickstump and to have @quinstagram playing guitar and adding his vast talents to this record!" Biersack writes in the caption."Thank you @johnfeldy for being the f****** man," he adds of Feldmann.Biersack revealed plans for a solo project last year, and has so far released one song as Andy Black called "They Don't Need to Understand." Black Veil Brides spent their summer on Warped Tour, and they released their first live DVD, Alive and Burning, in July. The band will play shows in Mexico, Argentina, Chile and London this fall before returning to the U.S. for three California shows in October.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Dead Weather, TV on the Radio to Perform on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert"


Third Man Records; JUCOThe Dead Weather may not be touring in support of their forthcoming album, Dodge and Burn, but they will be making at least one late-night TV appearance. Jack White and company will perform on The Late Show September 14 to kick off Stephen Colbert's second week as the program's new host.Dodge and Burn, The Dead Weather's first album in five years, will be released September 25.Also during the second week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, TV on the Radio will perform alongside rap duo Run the Jewels September 15. Run the Jewels has previously collaborated with Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha and Blink-182's Travis Barker.Colbert's hosting run on The Late Show starts Tuesday, September 8 at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS. The former The Colbert Report host is replacing David Letterman, who signed off earlier this year.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Billie Joe Armstrong Bemoans Lack of Rock Bands at VMAs


Credit: Felisha TolentinoBillie Joe Armstrong wasn't happy with this year's MTV Video Music Awards, which were held over the weekend. On Twitter, the Green Day frontman criticized the VMAs for its lack of young rock bands."Just watched VMAs. Seriously @MTV not a single young rock n roll band?" Armstrong wrote.While Armstrong didn't name any artists he thought should've played on the broadcast, or been nominated for VMAs, he said "there [are] great up and coming rock bands headlining festivals AND on social media.""What the hell," Armstrong concluded.Fall Out Boy's video for "Uma Thurman" won the Best Rock Video award at this year's VMAs, beating out videos from Arctic Monkeys, WALK THE MOON, Hozier and Florence + the Machine. Twenty One Pilots performed during the show alongside rapper A$AP Rocky.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Bono Now World's Wealthiest Music Star


ABC/Adam TaylorFor many years, Paul McCartney has been considered the world's wealthiest music artist, but the legendary former Beatles star now reportedly has been overtaken by U2 frontman Bono.  International Business Times reports that the Irish singer's wealth has increased greatly in recent years thanks to his 2.3-percent ownership of Facebook, a windfall that, according to sources, now is worth about 940 million pounds -- or more than $1.4 billion.That figure would easily put Bono ahead of Sir Paul, whose fortune was valued at 730 million pounds, or about $1.1 billion, according to the latest annual Sunday Times of London's Rich List. International Business Times points out that the money Bono has made from his share of Facebook, which he purchased in 2009 when the social media website went public, is worth more than all the cash he's earned as a member of U2.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Frontman for The Damned Things, Featuring Members of Fall Out Boy, Anthrax & Vol


Clay Patrick McBrideThe Damned Things, a supergroup featuring Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley, Anthrax's Scott Ian, Volbeat's Rob Caggiano and Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley, released just one album before going on hiatus. While no reunion plans have been explicitly discussed, Buckley says that "there's no 'no' being said.""Me and Joe talk all the time, we're still very good friends," Buckley tells Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta on his podcast The Jasta Show. "I talk to Rob all the time and Andy and Scott, and we all keep in touch and we're just kinda keeping that door open."The Damned Things released their lone album, Ironiclast, in 2010. The album featured the single "We've Got a Situation Here," which reached the top-25 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart."I think that's a good thing about the band is that it's kind of timeless," Buckley says. "It's just rock music, we could revisit it in three years or 10 years."If The Damned Things were to reunite, expect there to be less "thought" this time around."I feel like we thought too hard about a lot of stuff in that band," Buckley says. "I think a lot of the production was very slick and overthought." Of course, he adds, "That's not a bad thing, at all."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sum 41's Deryck Whibley Weds in LA


Chelsea Lauren/WireImageSum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley and his fiancée Ariana Cooper tied the knot in Los Angeles on Sunday, a year after nearly losing his life to alcohol abuse.The couple exchanged vows at the Hotel Bel Air in "a chill and intimate ceremony," an insider tells People magazine. "They had a violin play at the ceremony and the music was mellow, not typical rock that Deryck's band plays, which was surprising."In April 2014, the 35-year-old rocker collapsed in his kitchen with a drink in his hand and was rushed by Cooper to the hospital, where doctors determined his organs had failed from serious alcohol abuse.Cooper and Whibley, now sober and healthy, reportedly toasted their marriage with a glass of apple cider.Whibley was previously married to Avril Lavigne. They divorced in 2009 after three years of marriage.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Royal Blood Bassist on Reading and Leeds Set Surprises: "I Don't Want to Give It


Credit: Eliot Lee HazelYou might think that a band with only two people in it wouldn't have a lot of capacity for surprise, but Royal Blood says they're planning something special for their sets at this weekend's Reading and Leeds festivals in the U.K."I don't want to give it away!" bassist and vocalist Mike Kerr tells NME of the surprise. "We've made the production a bit bigger, I can say that. We're bringing loads of lights, even though it's going to be daylight. We'll make our own little sun on the stage."Royal Blood will be playing the Main Stage at both festivals -- the same stage that headliners Metallica will play."Reading Main Stage resonates with me, because I've always wanted to play on it," says Kerr. "That's the dream. I even tried to get onto the Main Stage four years ago when it was closed. I snuck in after hours and got a leg up and nearly got on it, but the security pulled me down!"After Reading and Leeds, Royal Blood will play three more shows opening for Foo Fighters in the U.K. We'll see if they'll bring their enhanced production -- and whatever other surprises may be in store -- stateside when they return for a U.S. tour at the end of September.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.