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Papa Roach Guitarist to Publish Book of Photography


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionPapa Roach's next album won't hit stores until 2015, but there may be another release from the band before that. Guitarist Jerry Horton has something in the woprks, but it's not a musical piece, it's a book of photography. In a just-posted interview from the England's Reading Festival, Horton says that a book of his photography is "in the works." Horton says he was convinced to compile his snaps because "other people have said that they really love it." His own opinion is a little lower: "Me, I'm my own worst critic, and I'm thinking, 'Well, I don't really think this stuff's good enough to put a book out.'..[but] somebody within our camp said, 'You need to do something with this stuff."Jerry Horton's photographic eye ranges near and far, he says. "I enjoy photography on an amateur level and being fortunate enough to travel everywhere, I wanna take advantage of it. I don't necessarily have any sort of focus on any one particular thing; I just shoot whatever strikes me… landscapes, portraits."As for the new Papa Roach album, tentatively called Face Everything and Rise (F.E.A.R.), that's scheduled for an early 2015 release.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

Courtney Love's Memoir Is in Manuscript but "a Disaster," She Says


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionCourtney Love has been talking about her autobiography for a while now, so it's no surprise that a Paper magazine reporter confirms spotted a manuscript form of the book while interviewing the singer in her home. However, the existence of a draft of the book doesn't mean we'll be reading it anytime soon, apparently, as Love hates it."It's a disaster," Love declares in the interview. "A nightmare."True to form, Love bluntly gripes that her arrangement with her co-writer is "just not working." The singer says,"I never wanted to write a book in my entire life. It just sort of happened." Called The Girl with the Most Cake, the memoir apparently will cover Courtney's story until 2006 at which point, says Love, "It has to stop. What happens from 2006 on in the book is my personal business. I've been discreet from that time on, and I want to keep it that way."Love recently included The Girl with the Most Cake on her list of "50 Obsessions I Couldn't Live Without" published on XOJane.com on her 50th birthday. 

Mike Dirnt's Wife Finishes Chemotherapy


Image Courtesy Felisha TolentinoMore than four months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Brittney Cade Dirnt -- wife of Green Day's Mike Dirnt -- has finished treatment. Dirnt has posted a Instagram photo of a tired but smiling Brittney, wearing a knit cap and with an IV cart that includes -- as a joke -- a bottle of Champagne.  Dirnt broke the news of his wife's illness back in May when he posted a statement on Green Day's Facebook page that read: "Dear Green Day Family, Recently my wife Brittney was diagnosed with breast cancer. We have started our battle and she is enduring treatment as we speak! We want you to know that Brittney is strong and with the help of amazing doctors, support from family, and positive thoughts/prayers from our Green Day family, SHE WILL BEAT THIS! This is going to be a challenging year, but we are determined to get though this as quickly and openly as possible."Dirnt posted updates of Brittney's treatments regularly, calling his wife a "tough cookie" and a "rock star." Mike and Brittney have two children, ages 3 and 5, as well as Mike Dirnt's 17-year-old daughter, Estelle, from a previous marriage.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 New Trailer for "Led Zeppelin IV" Reissue; Robert Plant Takes ALS Ice Buck


Atlantic/Swan SongA new teaser trailer has premiered online offering a short preview of the forthcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin's classic 1971 album, Led Zeppelin IV.  The clip, which runs for a minute and seven seconds, features an early mix of "Black Dog" that will be appear on the bonus "companion audio" disc included in the deluxe versions of the release.The promo video also features footage of Led Zeppelin performing in concert, and glimpses of different images from the package, including the cover art, vintage concert posters and gig announcements and photos of the band members.  You can watch the trailer at Led Zeppelin's official website and YouTube channel.The remastered Led Zeppelin IV packages will be released on October 28 as part of the second installment the band's reissue campaign.  Revamped versions of the group 1973 album Houses of the Holy also will hit stores the same day.In other Led Zeppelin-related news, Robert Plant has joined the droves of celebrities who have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A video clip, which can be viewed on Robert's YouTube channel, shows the rock legend standing in a nicely landscaped yard or park, ringing a little green bell.  Plant reveals that he was nominated by British comedy group Kiddy Lad, and then calls on "Sir Elton John, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Paul McCartney and my favorite commoner, Peter Gabriel" to take the challenge also.  He adds, "Come on lads, get wet.  Please don't forget to donate," before two men empty buckets of ice water over his curly locks.The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge calls for nominated participants to pour ice water over their heads within a day or two or donate $100 to help find a cure for ALS, the progressive degenerative nerve disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.  As of Friday, more than $100 million has been raised by this year's campaign.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

Robert Plant Says Jimmy Page "Should Get On and Do Something"


Ed Miles/Nonesuch RecordsRobert Plant says he's completely enthralled with the music he's making with his latest group, The Sensational Space Shifters, with whom he collaborated him on his soon-to-be-released studio album, Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar.  He tells U.K. newspaper The Telegraph that his desire to explore new sounds is among the reasons why he isn't interested in taking part in a Led Zeppelin reunion, and he suggests that guitarist Jimmy Page also consider looking forward rather than backward."He should get on and do something, he's a superb talent," says Plant.  "That's the sad thing for Jimmy, he knows that I'm his guy, I'm his pal, but the warmth that he needs to actually enjoy the world, it's all there.  Come on and give it to us."Regarding his desire to create music with musicians other than the fellow members of his famous band, Robert notes, "Why do it the way you always did it?  Why think like that?  You never think it could possibly work. And yet, you can take off all your trappings of 30 years of playing and step into this other world."Plant praises Sensational Space Shifters guitarist Justin Adams, whose playing is heavily influenced by world music, for opening him up to the blend of sounds featured on his upcoming album."His contribution, as a positive force in my time, has been second to none," the singer maintains, adding that "he doesn't think the guitar begins and ends with [Eric] Clapton, [Jeff] Beck and Page."Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar offers up a blend of English folk, Americana, African, Middle Eastern, blues, hard rock and electronic music.  "What we've done is consolidate our strengths," Plant says of his collaboration with the Sensational Space Shifters.  "[T]hey've gone into the cauldron, spun around and come out with absolute ease.  I guess the only thing missing are the words hocus pocus."Meanwhile, the 65-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer characterizes himself as one of a dwindling breed of singers."There are only three or four frontmen left, from our time, who actually just kick the mic stand up and do it, and that's me, Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger," he tells The Telegraph.  "But the only important thing is, can you contemporize your gift?  Can I knock myself out, or am I just going through the motions?  Because if I'm going through the motions, I'm f***ed."Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar arrives in stores on September 9.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

Singer Explains How Buckcherry Reworked Pop Song into Vulgar Rocker


Image Courtesy Shan Dan HoranBuckcherry has released an EP called F***, a collection containing six tracks, each with the F-word in the title.The first single is a cover of the massively successful pop song "I Love It," by Icona Pop, which Buckcherry has reworked and retitled as "Say F*** It." Singer Josh Todd tells ABC News Radio that his kids turned him on to the song in the car "on the way to school. I just kept hearing that song...it was a hit at the time. I really liked [it], it just kept reminding me of a punk rock verse...and I just thought it'd be fun to approach it in a rock way."Todd had to do a little convincing of his band mate, guitarist Keith Nelson. "I called up Keith and told him my idea and we were already in the works of creating the EP, and I was like, 'I wanna change a couple lines here and there to fit the concept of what we're trying to do,' and I sang it to him and he's kind of like, 'Um, okay, I'm not really familiar with the song.'"After Todd sent Nelson the pop song, he says he had to become "[A] big cheerleader behind [it] to make sure I got it across the finish line, [but] now when we hear it it sounds like a Buckcherry song."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

Live Returns with New Album, PledgeMusic Campaign


Image Courtesy Think Loud RecordingsLive is back. The band -- with a new singer -- will release a new album called The Turn this fall, eight years after the last Live studio release, Songs from Black Mountain. This collection will be the band's first with Chris Shinn at the mic, after extensive legal wranglings with former singer Ed Kowalczyk.  The Turn will be released October 28.In a statement, Live founding member Chad Taylor said that his band needed "a veteran artist that brought a new dimension of musical skill and credibility to the table. The only name suggested by all three of us was Chris Shinn. There was no audition process. We simply called our friend and asked if he wanted to make...music.”Fans can pre-order The Turn through Live's PledgeMusic campaign, with a portion of the proceeds going to Musicians On Call, which provides music to people confined to health care facilities. Other packages are available for varying pledge amounts, including a half-hour Skype guitar lesson with Taylor for $100.Here is a track listing for The Turn:"Sirens Call""Don't Run to Wait""Natural Born Killers""6310 Rodgerton Dr.""By Design""The Way Around Is Through""Need Tonight""The Strength to Hold On""We Open the Door""He Could Teach the Devil Tricks""Till You Came Around"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

Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Passes It on to


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionJosh Homme is the latest rocker to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The frontman of Queens of the Stone Age took a quick-and-easy ice water bath, when an off-camera person doused him with water in the middle of his speech in a video posted to YouTube. The footage then slows down so that Homme's sputterings sound like animal grunts and roars.Apparently Homme was too shaken to actually voice his own pass-on challenge; that came in the form of the on-screen text reading, "I officially challenge BONO."Any QOTSA fans looking to make a donation in Josh Homme's name can do so at ALSA.org. The Ice Bucket Challenge has so far raised more than $94 million for ALS research.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

Aerosmith's Joe Perry: Fans Don't Want to Hear New Music


Image Courtesy of CBSFans waiting on another Aerosmith record will have to keep waiting, according to guitarist Joe Perry."With us being off the record label, we're really not sure yet," the guitarist tells Boston magazine. Furthermore, Perry suggests, recording new music may be futile."When we go out there and play live, people don’t really want to hear a thing unless they know it. We’ve played a couple of songs off the new record and gotten some polite applause," he says. "Before the tour and after the record came out, I tweeted, 'What song off the new record would you like to hear?' The first tweet I got back was, 'It depends on what song you have to take out of the set.'”He says that feedback like puts "things in perspective.""I don’t know if it’s worth going in and sweating blood over a new record when we could be out on the road playing all these other songs that people want to hear," he says.He added that he has spent the last three years finishing his soon-to-be-released memoir, Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, and crafting a solo record of his own."I mean, I really feel like [finishing] it now," he said of the solo project. "I've got five or six things ready to go. The approach has just been different than the other ones I've done."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 Reveals Album Release Date; Debuts Lyric Video


Image Courtesy Republic RecordsNickelback will release their new record, No Fixed Address, on November 4, the band has revealed. Nickelback has also released a lyric video to the new song, "Edge of a Revolution," on YouTube.In the video, the silhouette of a figure wearing a hoodie spray paints the ocassionally profane lyrics on a variety of walls.  The politically-charged rocker, which is now available for download, features lyrics like, "Hey! Hey! Just obey/Your secret's safe with the NSA."As previously reported, here is the track list for No Fixed Address:"Million Miles an Hour”“Edge of a Revolution”“What Are You Waiting For?”“She Keeps Me Up”“Make Me Believe Again”“Miss You”“Get ‘Em Up”“The Hammer’s Coming Down”“Satellites”“Sister Sin”“She’s Got Me Runnin’ Round” 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

Killers Front Man Reveals Plans for Second Solo Record


Image Courtesy Brandon Flowers MusicBrandon Flowers will release a brand new solo album in 2015, he confirmed in a new interview with NME."The record's not done yet, but I'm excited about it," he told the magazine. "I'm liking it."The still-in-the-works record will be will be produced by Grammy-winning Vampire Weekend and HAIM producer Ariel Rechtshaid. The record is the follow-up to Flowers' 2010 debut, Flamingo.The singer reveals that the record will not be influenced by his hometown of Las Vegas, crediting Rechtshaid for taking the singer of his "comfort zone."“Normally I make demos and they’re pretty similar to how the song ends up," he said. "But he’ll take a song and be like, ‘I hear this.’ It’s incredible -- his palette and his range, what he’s able to say. At first we were butting our heads together, but now we’re hitting it off.”While Flowers is mum on further details or a release date, he did speak of the future of The Killers."I wanna keep being in this band,” he said. “I don’t think we’ll get too morbid about it, I think we wanna keep going.”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's Rivers Cuomo Inspires New Fox Comedy Pilot


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionWeezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will be the subject of a new Fox comedy pilot, DeTour, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Steve Franks, the creator of the show, Psych, will write the script and executive produce the comedy, which centers around a 30-something rock star who walks away from his life as a successful rock star to "rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success," according to a pitch memo cited by The Hollywood Reporter. The real Rivers did take a detour, enrolling in classes at Harvard University in 1995, the year after the release of Weezer's debut album. He took classes on and off until he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English.The band will embark on a fall tour in support of their forthcoming album, Everything Will Be All Right in the End. The record is set for an October 7 release on the band's new label, Republic.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Coheed and Cambria Frontman Writes Song for Newborn Son -- Stream It Now


Image Courtesy Jack StovinCoheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife celebrated the arrival of their first child in June. Now the singer is streaming "Atlas," a new song he says he wrote "[s]everal months ago, in anticipation of the birth of my son."The tune is both sweet and strong, but maybe not quite as strong as it will be when Sanchez sings it now, as he says he was pretty much broadsided by the magnitude of feelings he has for Atlas. In a statement, Sanchez admits, "At the time [I wrote the song], I could only imagine the feelings I'd have for him when I'd have to leave for tour. I didn't truly understand the power and relevance of the song's sentiment. Now, after having him in my life for almost three months and with [the tour] just a few weeks away, I'm starting to feel it. This will be my first tour away from Atlas."The singer says that his time away "will be hard, but it's all for him." The song includes the line: "When your daddy goes off, just you know/That...you're the love that is guiding him home.""Atlas" is streaming live on Coheed and Cambria's official YouTube page.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

Kings of Leon Cancel More Shows as Drummer Recovers from Broken Ribs


Image Courtesy Big HassleKings of Leon have canceled two more shows on their Mechanical Bull tour as drummer Nathan Followill continues to recover from the broken ribs sustained during an incident on the band's tour bus. The band had expected to get back to work on Thursday, August 28, at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, but that show has now been canceled, reports The Star-Ledger.  In addition a show scheduled for the following night at the First Niagara Pavilion outside of Pittsburgh has also been canceled, according to the Tribune-Review."I'm so bummed 2 have 2 cancel more shows but I need to be fully recovered before I get back. So sorry to the fans & thanks 4 understanding," Nathan tweeted on Tuesday.The band was returning to its hotel after a show in Boston earlier in the month when the tour bus stopped short after a fan stepped in front of it.  Followill suffered broken ribs in the incident, and the band was forced to cancel all its tour dates since August 10.  Kings of Leon is still scheduled to perform this weekend at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia.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

Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory? To Get Super Deluxe Box Set Treatment


Image Courtesy Permanent Press MediaOasis fans, get your credit cards out; a deluxe reissue of the band's breakthrough album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? is set for pre-order now, and it's full of goodies. According to a statement straight from the band's label, the super deluxe boxed set will contain: 180-gram vinyl album in color gatefold sleeve; a coffee table book with "rare and unseen photos"; a replica of the original album promo cassette including the song "Step Out," which was removed before the album's release; a 7-inch vinyl record of two demo songs; a 12-inch vinyl record with a cover of "Cum On Feel the Noize"; Roll with It cigarette papers; triple remastered CD; set of postcards and a 12-inch art print.There's a preview of a demo version of "She's Electric" streaming live now on RollingStone.com. There also will be other versions of the reissue, in single CD, triple CD and vinyl formats. All versions will hit retail on September 30, and preorders are being accepted at Oasisinet.com. Paid pre-orders include an instant-grat download of "She's Electric."The (What's the Story) Morning Glory? deluxe reissue is the second in the band's "Chasing the Sun" series; the first was Definitely Maybe, which was released in May.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

Billie Joe Armstrong Gets New Signature Guitar -- Win One in Contest


Image Courtesy Gibson USAGone are the days of Billie Joe Armstrong wailing away on a banged up, sticker-lashed guitar. The Green Day frontman has just been issued a new signature model from Gibson, and it's a beauty. The red hollow-body is made of red poplar and has lots of doodads found on the high-end guitars of the world -- which it certainly is, as it'll run your punk-rockin' self more than $3K to own.You can buy one of Armstrong's limited-run guitars on the Gibson website... or, if you're the lucky winner of an online contest, you can have one for free, with a Billie Joe signature on it besides. Details are on the website of music retailer zZounds.com, where you can enter until midnight on September 12.Gibson also produces a Billie Joe Armstrong signature Les Paul Junior.  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

Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" Voted Greatest Guitar Riff


Atlantic RecordsLed Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" has been selected as the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2."Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns 'N' Roses was second in the poll, followed by AC/DC’s "Back in Black" and Deep Purple’s "Smoke on the Water."Listeners voted the Zeppelin tune number one from a BBC Radio 2 list of 100 guitar riffs compiled by a panel of DJs, music critics and record producers.Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said he was "knocked out" when he learned "Whole Lotta Love" was voted number one.  "I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive," Page said."Whole Lotta Love" appeared on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II.  The LP was released in October 1969.Here are the Top 10 guitar riffs, according to the BBC Radio 2 poll:1. “Whole Lotta Love,” Led Zeppelin2. “Sweet Child O' Mine,” Guns 'N' Roses3. “Back in Black,” AC/DC4. “Smoke on the Water,” Deep Purple5. “Layla,” Derek and the Dominoes6. “How Soon Is Now?,” The Smiths7. “Down Down,” Status Quo8. “Money for Nothing,” Dire Straits9. “You Really Got Me,” The Kinks10. “Money,” Pink FloydFollow @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 

Vince Neil Salutes His Mötley Crüe Band Mates


Image Courtesy Motley Records/Eleven Seven RecordsIf you've seen Mötley Crüe on the All Bad Things Must Come to an End tour, you know that the three musicians on board -- Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx -- are a talented bunch. Singer Vince Neil agrees; though the band members have had their share of spats over the years, the singer has no trouble admitting that he's surrounded by skilled professionals. Neil tells ABC News Radio that Mars in particular is "an outstanding guitar player [and] very underrated because he shies away from press." Neil says that even after 33 years of playing together, "[Mick] plays stuff where I go 'Wow, where did that come from?' When he does his solos it's pretty amazing, the stuff that he comes up with."Vince also appreciates Lee, who he describes to ABC News Radio as being "like John Bonham. He's just a pure rock drummer [and] he has a great meter." As for Nikki Sixx, Neil calls him "a great bass player [and] a great showman."Agreeing with the legions of fans who are mourning the end of Mötley Crüe -- because, of course, the band has insisted they will never tour again under the band name -- Neil tells ABC News Radio, "you put everybody together, we're Mötley Crüe and that's why we've been together for so long." Here are the remaining dates on Mötley Crüe's tour:8/26 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center8/27 -- Allentown, PA, Great Allentown Fair8/29 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater8/30 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center8/31 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center10/10 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena10/11 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion10/12 -- Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center10/14 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center10/15 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena10/17 -- Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock10/19 -- Jacksonville, FL, Veterans Memorial Arena10/21 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena10/22 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum10/25 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Events Center10/26 -- Montville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena10/29 -- Syracuse, NY, The OnCenter11/5 -- Biloxi, MS, Mississippi Coast Coliseum11/6 -- Southaven, MS, Landers Center11/9 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center11/11 -- Green Bay, WI, Resch Center11/12 -- Madison, WI, Alliant Energy Center11/13 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center11/15 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center11/16 -- Fargo, ND, FargoDome11/18 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place11/19 -- Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome11/21 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers ArenaFollow @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 Streams New Song, Announces Track Listing For Album


Image Courtesy Roadrunner RecordsSlipknot fans, it's Christmas in August. On Monday the band announced plans for a fall tour, and there's a bonus: Corey Taylor has tweeted a link to the audio stream of a new Slipknot song, "The Devil in I." Last but not least, the band has revealed the track listing for its new album.The collection will be released on October 21 and is called .5: The Gray Chapter; though the cover of the album is gray, the title is unquestionably an homage to late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010. It seems likely that "The Devil in I" is also a specific homage; Taylor's vocals are mournful and the lyrics include the line, "Some of us are destined to be outlived.".5: The Gray Chapter will be released in a wide variety of formats, including colored vinyl and a special-edition CD which will feature two bonus tracks. Everyone who purchases tickets for Slipknot's Prepare for Hell tour between now and October 5 will receive a digital download of the full album on its official release date. Here is the track listing for .5: The Gray Chapter:"XIX"Sarcastrophe""AOV""The Devil in I""Killpop""Skeptic""Lech""Goodbye""Nomadic""The One that Kills the Least""Custer""Be Prepared for Hell""The Negative One""If Rain Is What You Want""Override" (Bonus Track)"The Burden" (Bonus Track)Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Chris Martin Accepts Gwyneth Paltrow's Ice Bucket Nomination


Trae Patton/NBCThey may be “consciously uncoupled,” but Chris Martin gladly accepted ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow’s nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.The Coldplay frontman and fashion designer pal Stella McCartney – who was also nominated by Paltrow – took the plunge together. “I’m a fashion designer, I don’t get wet,” McCartney says before someone drenches them from above.They both nominated Angelina Jolie, who worked with McCartney on a Maleficent kids clothing line; U2’s Bono; and Stella’s dad, Paul McCartney.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

Track Listing Announced for New Nickelback Album


Image Courtesy Republic RecordsNickelback unveiled the track listing for their new album on Friday via Twitter.As  recently reported, Chad Kroeger and the boys are eyeing a fall release for their first collection of new material since Here and Now, which arrived in 2011. Although the title has not been confirmed, a good bet would be No Fixed Address since that was the hashtag used in the tweet. In any event, here is the track listing for the new Nickelback album:“Million Miles an Hour” “Revolution” “What Are You Waiting For?” “She Keeps Me Up” “Make Me Believe Again” “Miss You” “Get ‘Em Up” “The Hammer’s Coming Down” “Satellites” “Sister Sin” “She’s Got Me Runnin’ Round”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 #NoFixedAddress ... pic.twitter.com/8ZsXiphPwa— Nickelback (@Nickelback) August 22, 2014 

Gene Simmons of KISS Says "Freckle-Faced College Kids" Killed Music Industry


Image Courtesy Brian LoweGene Simmons is celebrating the 40th anniversary of KISS with a summer co-headlining tour with Def Leppard, but the bass player thinks he's an endangered species. In an interview with ABC News Radio, Simmons discussed the state of rock music today and said, "My heart goes out to every new band because there is no record industry [anymore]."Simmons doesn't blame the industry or "corporate takeovers" for the failure -- he tells ABC News Radio "it was your next-door, freckle-faced college kid who decided he did not want to pay for something he was getting. It's called file-sharing and downloading. That technology killed the entire record industry."Simmons is clear that it's not only the pocketbooks of existing rock bands that are affected, it's an entire new generation of bands who will never get a chance. "Your 15-year-old friend who's in the next Beatles or the next KISS is not going to have a chance in hell of getting there. And who killed that chance? The freckle-faced college kid."File-sharing isn't his only beef about the industry today; Simmons notes that thel artistry of album packaging -- for which KISS was a pioneer, with visually stunning albums that often contained bonuses like posters, mini record awards, tattoo sheets and photo booklets -- is a thing of the past. "It is of a different era [now]," he said. "Once upon a time, a record was an event, and it was a piece of art. You spent time designing it, you spent time photographing and all the rest of it. And people used to put it on their mantlepiece as art. And those days are gone." Continuing to do their best to produce collectible art, KISS will soon release KISSteria, a 34-vinyl record set housed in a rolling road case. The set will contain a boatload of other goodies including 12 mini posters, bumper stickers, dominoes, a turntable mat, vinyl cleaning cloth, set of four lithographs and more. The sticker price is $1,749, and pre-orders are being accepted 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

Slipknot Announces Prepare for Hell Tour


Image Courtesy Live NationSlipknot has announced a tour in support of the band's much-anticipated album, .5: The Gray Chapter.  The Prepare for Hell tour kicks off October 25 -- that's four days after the album's release -- with the band's previously-announced music festival, Knotfest.  Slipknot will be on the road until at least early December, with more dates likely to be added. Korn will be the tour's special guest, with King 810 as the tour openers..5: The Gray Chapter will be released in a wide variety of formats, including colored vinyl. Everyone who purchases tickets for the tour between now and October 5 will receive a digital download of the full album on its official release date.Here are Slipknot's Prepare for Hell tour dates: 10/25 -- San Bernardino, CA, Knotfest10/26 -- San Bernardino, CA, Knotfest10/29 -- El Paso, TX, El Paso County Coliseum10/31 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion11/1 -- Corpus Christi, TX, American Bank Center11/2 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center11/4 -- Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena11/5 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena11/6 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center11/8 -- Madison, WI, Alliant Energy Center11/9 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premiere Center11/11 -- Denver, CO, Denver Coliseum11/19 -- Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Arena11/21 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena11/22 -- Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena11/23 -- Ft. Wayne, IN, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum11/25 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center11/26 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center11/28 -- Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena11/29 -- Detroit, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills11/30 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre12/2 -- Reading, PA, Santander Arena12/3 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center12/5 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun12/6 -- East Rutherford, NJ, Izod Center12/7 -- Boston, MA, Paul E. Tsongas ArenaFollow @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

Rise Against Says They Wanted "Different Sounds" for "The Black Market"


Image Courtesy LeAnn Mueller/DGC/Interscope RecordsRise Against frontman Tim McIlrath and guitarist Zach Blair say when the band got together to work on its latest album The Black Market, they were looking to bring some different flavors into the mix. “We wanted to come into this record and make some different choices… We’re still Rise Against but I feel like I can hear different tones and sounds [on this album]," McIlrath tells Music Radar.  Blair adds, “You want to stay true to what makes the band the band –- but as an artist and as a guitar player, you’re always looking to reach out. It sounds generic but it’s so true.”Of his decision not to go overboard with solos and such, Blair says, “For me, it’s about remembering that there are three other guys in this band… This record is the first time there’s really been a chance for me to kind of show off… But I’m a team player and I’m in a band that has good songs that have a message -– and that message is much more important than me going, ‘Hey, look what I can do!'”McIlrath also weighed in on how he and his Windy City band mates have managed to become very popular without sacrificing their ideals. “You can’t write a hit song that replaces the character or integrity of your band,” he explains. “Once you give that up, you don’t get it back… We’ve created a trust with our audience. They know who we are.”Rise Against will kick off a two-month North American tour August 31 with an appearance at the Made in America festival in Los Angeles. 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