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Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Ness, Kathleen Hanna and Brody Dalle Cover Joan Jett


Image Courtesy of Mark Jaworski Studios/Little Kids RockJoan Jett was the woman of the hour Thursday night at the sixth annual Little Kids Rock benefit gala, where she was honored with the organization's 2014 Rocker of the Year award. The event, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, was highlighted by a star-packed tribute to Jett that featured several performances by Joan herself. The all-star lineup included Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Social Distortion's Mike Ness, Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna and Brody Dalle.Ness and Dalle covered "Love is Pain" and "Victim of Circumstance," respectively, and Hanna was joined by Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys for rendition of "Fake Friends."Armstrong covered Jett alongside the Rocker of the Year herself. The duo performed "Don't Abuse Me," from Jett's debut solo album, Bad Reputation.Jett and Armstrong are both among the nominees up for potential induction into the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 -- Armstrong with Green Day and Jett with her band The Blackhearts. Perhaps if they both are inducted, we'll see them perform together once more.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 to Perform at BBC Music Awards


Image Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsThe inaugural BBC Music Awards will be held this year, and England's hottest rock band will be there to celebrate the occasion. Coldplay will be performing at the ceremony, along with One Direction, Ed Sheeran, DJ Calvin Harris, electronic group Clean Bandit, and singer-songwriter Paloma Faith."It's an incredible line-up and we're honored to be part of it," says Chris Martin.Martin recently contributed to an all-star cover of The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" to celebrate the launch of BBC Music. Lorde, Brian May and Dave Grohl also appear in the tribute.The shortlists for the BBC Music Awards will be announced in December. The winners will be revealed during the London ceremony December 11.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Foo Fighters Release Washington, D.C. Inspired Track, "The Feast and the Famine"


Image Courtesy of Roswell Records/RCA RecordsAfter last week's Chicago-inspired song, "Something from Nothing," Foo Fighters have released the track from the Washington, D.C. episode of Sonic Highways, which airs Friday, 10/24. Entitled "The Feast and the Famine," the new song is faster-paced than "Something from Nothing" and embodies a more "classic" Foo Fighters sound."The Feast and the Famine" was recorded in Arlington, Virginia's Inner Ear Studio. Dave Grohl grew up in Virginia and was active in the '80s punk scene in neighboring D.C.You can listen to "The Feast and the Famine" on the Foos' YouTube page. The song will appear on the Sonic Highways album, which will be released November 10.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Courtney Love to Guest Star on New TV Drama


Image Courtesy of Universal Music GroupCourtney Love is adding to her television resume.  Earlier this year she earned a recurring role on the final season of the FX drama Sons of Anarchy, now comes word that the Hole frontwoman has landed a recurring role on a Fox drama.Love will appear as a recurring guest star on the Fox show Empire, Variety reports. Empire is a music business drama starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Love is set to play a rocker singed to Howard's record label. Love is no stranger to acting, as she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the 1996 movie The People vs. Larry Flynt. She will also be starring in an opera in January.Empire, which which comes from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, is set to premiere in January 2015.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Anthrax's Scott Ian Says Difficult Memories Were the "Most Interesting" to Write


Image Courtesy of Da Capo Press/Perseus Books GroupFrom his upbringing in Queens, New York, to playing Yankee Stadium alongside Metallica and Slayer, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has led quite the eventful life. That often bumpy road to rock stardom was filled with highs and lows, and Ian details them all in his memoir, I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax.As Ian tells ABC News Radio, he was approached several times to write a book before he decided to put pen to paper."I had no plan on writing a book. I had been offered to write a book for a few years going back to about five years ago, and I would always say no based on I couldn't commit to doing the work," he says. "It just would've been...lying. I would take someone's money and tell them, 'Yeah I'll have it for you in ten months,' and there was no way I was gonna get it done."However, as the years went by, Ian found himself writing down stories he would tell with friends as a way to remember them. He then began telling those stories on a spoken word tour in the U.K. in 2013. It was as he was telling these stories that he began to think that he could write a memoir."I had all these stories written out and I was telling all these stories live, and that's when kind of the light bulb went off," he says. "I was like 'Hey, I've got a lot of the work done already,' and that's when I realized I could do a book."I'm the Man's title comes from the 1987 Anthrax EP and single of the same name. The title is meant to mirror the goofiness of the song."It's meant to be tongue-in-cheek," says Ian. "I had someone say to me in a restaurant when they were told what the name of my book was, they were like, 'Well that's pretty serious.' I'm like 'It's not serious at all.'"The memoir is a complete history of Anthrax, and it details all the peaks and valleys that come with being in a rock band. Those valleys can get pretty deep, but Ian went into them head on for the book."Even the hard stuff, whether it was failed marriages or all the kind of lean years for the band from '95 on through into the 2000s, in a weird way it was really enjoyable to dig into some of that stuff," he says. "To me that's the most interesting stuff."I'm the Man is not just all painful memories. The beginning of the book details the first time Ian saw the band KISS, and how that propelled him to seek a career in rock."As like an 11-year-old kid whose life revolved around music and comics and horror movies, KISS...was one big, fiery, bloody package all wrapped up neatly," he says.I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax is available now from Da Capo Press.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 to Speak at Yale University


Image Courtesy of Third Man RecordsJack White will be speaking at a Yale University panel on the topic of “Exploring the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records.” The panel will take place on October 28. Last year, White's Third Man Records, along with Revenant Records, released the first volume of an anthology of the label's historic recordings, The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932.Over its fifteen year lifetime, Paramount Records amassed a remarkable roster of jazz and blues artists like Louis Armstrong and Charley Patton.White will be joined on the panel by Yale professor Daphne Brooks, music critic Greil Marcus, musician Adia Victoria and Revenant Records' Dean and Scott Blackwood.Volume Two of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932 will be released on November 18Follow --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 Scores Eighth Number-One Single, Moves Up New Album's Release Date


Image Courtesy of Republic RecordsNickelback's politically-charged single, "Edge of a Revolution," has landed at number one at Active Rock, marking the eighth number-one Active Rock single for the band. "Edge of a Revolution" is the first single off Nickelback's eighth studio album, No Fixed Address."Obviously we'll never get confused with a political band, but people are just so pissed off with what's going on around them that if there is some organized and peaceful civil disobedience against things that are criminal and unfair, I don't see a problem with that," says guitarist  Ryan Peake of "Edge of a Revolution." "This song is ultimately positive but also, more importantly, begging for people to participate."In other Nickelback news, the band has cut the wait time for the No Fixed Address release by 24 hours. The new album will now be released on November 17, one day earlier than the previously announced release date.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

The Angels and Airwaves Animated Film Now Has a Trailer


Image Courtesy of Johnny BuzzerioThe forthcoming project from Angels and Airwaves, The Dream Walker, is not just a new album -- it's live-action film, a comic book and an animated short film. All aspects of this ambitious undertaking will help tell the story of Poet Anderson, a fictional character created by Tom DeLonge and his AVA band mate, Ilan Rubin. We now have a first glimpse at the project beyond the album with the trailer for the animated film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which premiered on Indiewire.The trailer, which is set to music from the upcoming album, features young protagonist Poet meeting "The Dream Walker," which allows him to blur the lines between dreams and reality. That blurring results in monsters, explosions and fighting with an umbrella.Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker premieres at the Toronto International Short Film Festival in November. It will be released online on December 9. The Dream Walker album is also due out in December.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 Special Guests for August 29 Wrigley Field Show


Photo: Steve GullickFoo Fighters have now announced the Windy City-centric lineup of guests who'll be performing with them at their August 29 show at Chicago's Wrigley Field.The concert will feature the Foos, as well as a variety of bands who illustrate Chicago's musical heritage: Urge Overkill, Naked Raygun -- the first band Dave Grohl ever saw in concert -- and Cheap Trick.  Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen appears in the Foos' Sonic Highways HBO series and on their new album.  He also performed with them on The Late Show with David Letterman during last week's Foos residency.Tickets for the Chicago show will go on sale Monday, October 27 at 10 a.m. CT at Cubs.com/Foo.The first episode of Foo Fighters' HBO series Sonic Highways focused on Chicago.  The series had its premiere at a place called The Cubby Bear, across from Wrigley Field.  That's where Grohl saw that Naked Raygun show, all those years ago.The Chicago date will be part of the Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways World Tour. They've yet to announce a complete list of U.S. dates. The Sonic Highways album is due out November 10.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jeremy Spencer's Autobiography Hits Top Ten on "New York Times" Celebrities Best


Image Courtesy of Harper CollinsJeremy Spencer, drummer and co-founder of Five Finger Death Punch, can now add "New York Times Best-Selling Author" to his resume. His autobiography, Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem, has hit the top ten on The New York Times Celebrities Best Sellers list."I’ve received dozens of messages sharing how my story has inspired others to seek help or stay clean. Had it even been just one person who was affected positively, that would have been reason enough to write it," Spencer says in a statement. "Believe me, the last thing I ever thought was that I would be a best-selling author. I’m humbled and truly grateful.”                                   Other authors on the list include Crosby, Stills & Nash's Graham Nash and actors Tina Fey and Billy Crystal.5FDP is currently on tour through an October 28 stop in Broomfield, Colorado.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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


Image Courtesy of Danny ClinchAt their concert Monday night in Milwaukee, Peal Jam played their 1998 album Yield from beginning to end.  The band gave no prior indication that they would perform the album in full; however, according to the official Pearl Jam message board, they walked out to the one-minute song "Red Dot," which is the eighth track on Yield.Peal Jam tweeted a photo of the set list as proof that they did perform Yield in full.The Yield recreation started with the fifth song on the set list.  The band then proceeded to play the record in its entirety, skipping only the aforementioned "Red Dot."  "Hummus," the hidden track on Yield, served as Pearl Jam's walk-off music.In addition to the Yield surprise, Pearl Jam also played a cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" to celebrate the rocker's 64th birthday and a rendition of The Who's classic "Baba O'Riley" with Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen.  Nielsen also joined The Foo Fighters for a couple of that band's performances last week on The Late Show with David Letterman.Over the weekend, Pearl Jam played their 1996 album No Code in full during their show in Moline, Illinois.  The next stop on the band's schedule is Denver on Wednesay.  Perhaps they will continue the trend and play 2000's Binaural in its entirety for that show.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Foo Fighters Schedule Intimate Washington, D.C. Gig


Image Courtesy of RCA RecordsFoo Fighters will host an intimate concert and screening of the second Sonic Highways episode on Friday, October 24 at the Black Cat in Dave Grohl's former hometown of Washington, D.C. Tickets will only be sold at the venue starting today at 6 p.m. ET.Foo Fighters' documentary series Sonic Highways premiered last week on HBO.  The series follows the Foos across the country as they record their new album of the same name.  Sonic Highways the album will be released on November 10.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Flea Says New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Will Be "Super Danceable" and "Introsp


Image Courtesy of Clara BalzaryRed Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has a pretty good idea of what the band's new album will sound like."It's super danceable, funky s**t and some real introspective, pretty stuff," he tells Rolling Stone. "It feels good, man, and it's fun to play it."When RHCP recorded their last album, 2011's I'm with You, they had just hired a new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer. Now, after going through a period of adjustment, Flea says the band feels much more comfortable."We had a new guitar player and it was a real feeling-out process with each other," Flea says. "We didn't want to play gigs with him until we'd made a new record. This time, it feels a lot better than the last one."According to the bassist, RHCP has written upward of 30 new songs, though he thinks that most of them won't appear on the new album.  "We always write way more than we put on a record," Flea says. "We always write a lot-lot."As for a street date for the new album, Flea is hoping for a 2015 release.  "I would hope that in a year from now, we have a record out and we're on a world tour," he says.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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


Clara Balzary/Warner Bros. RecordsRed Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith knows a thing or two about playing at the Super Bowl halftime show. Rather, he knows a thing or two about miming at the Super Bowl halftime show. That's why his advice for pop star Katy Perry, who has hinted that she will be this year's halftime performer, is pretty simple."Plug in and play," Smith tells TMZ.Smith and RHCP infamously mimed their performance of "Give It Away" with Bruno Mars at last year's halftime show. Flea revealed that all the instrumentation was prerecorded -- the vocals were live -- after photos circulated of the bassist playing while not plugged into an anything.As Flea wrote in an open letter after the performance that the NFL decided that the drums, guitar and bass would need to be prerecorded."[Guitarist] Josh [Klinghoffer], Chad, and I were playing along with the prerecorded track so there was no need to plug in our guitars, so we did not," he wrote.Katy Perry doesn't really share the same instrumentation as RHCP, but Smith says she's looking forward to seeing her show."She's a good performer," he says.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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


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

Smashing Pumpkins Release New Song, "Being Beige"


Credit: Martha's MusicSmashing Pumpkins' new song, "Being Beige," might not have the most exciting title, but Billy Corgan makes up for that with a big, evocative chorus.The track is the first to appear from the Pumpkins' upcoming album, Monuments to an Elegy.  It starts with a minimalist approach before Corgan launches into the chorus accompanied by the full band -- featuring Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee -- as he sings the line, "The world's on fire" over and over again."People always ask me to explain songs, and honestly I can't," Corgan tells Rolling Stone of "Being Beige." "But if there's honesty in this lyric, it's that there's something amiss in our cosmos. Yet still, we must love."Monuments to an Elegy will be released on December 9. It is the first of two planned upcoming albums from Smashing Pumpkins, the other being Day for Night, which is due out in 2015.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Foo Fighters Announce Concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field


Photo: Steve GullickThe Foo Fighters will rock Wrigley Field in Chicago next summer.The band has announced it will stage a concert at the home of the Chicago Cubs on August 29, 2015. Tickets will go on sale this Monday at 10 a.m. local time. For more info, you can visit Cubs.com/Foo.The date will be part of the Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways World Tour. They've yet to announce a complete list of U.S. dates.The band performed at the Chicago venue The Cubby Bear last Friday night to celebrate the premiere of their new HBO documentary series, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways.The Sonic Highways album is due out November 10.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

P.O.D. to Release First All-Acoustic Album, SoCal Sessions; Announce New Studio


T-Boy Records/Universal Music EnterprisesP.O.D. has a new record label and a new sound. The band has signed with T-Boy Records and Universal Music Enterprises, and their first release under the new partnership will be the first unplugged album, titled SoCal Sessions.Set to drop November 17, SoCal Sessions features 12 newly-recorded acoustic versions of some of P.O.D.'s biggest hits, including "Youth of the Nation" and "Alive." The album follows Sevendust's Time Travelers & Bonfires, which was released early this year, as another all-unplugged album from a band known for their heavy riffs.For P.O.D. fans who crave the their heavy, electric sound, the band has also announced they've begun writing their ninth studio album. The currently-untitled album of all new original songs will be released in 2015. P.O.D.'s last studio album was 2012's Murdered Love.Here is the track list for SoCal Sessions:"Panic ‘n Run""Will You""Youth of a Nation""No Ordinary Love Song""Strength of My Life""Alive""Higher""It Can't Rain Every Day""Lost in Forever""I'll Be Ready""Beautiful""Set Your Eyes to Zion"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 Says He Wanted New Memoir to Be as "Equal as Possible" Abo


Image Courtesy of Simon & SchusterAerosmith guitarist Joe Perry released a new memoir titled Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith earlier this month, and he's wrapping up a book-signing tour in support of the tome tonight in Los Angeles.  In Rocks, Perry charts his journey from a guitar-obsessed teenager to becoming a driving force in one of America's greatest rock bands, while delving into many of the triumphs and low points he experienced along the way.A large part of the book is dedicated to Joe's complicated and often contentious relationship with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.  Perry tells ABC News that while he did include a lot of negative aspects of his dealings with Tyler, he also wanted to give a balanced account of their history together."I didn't want to have this be like a 'well, he did this and he did that' [story]," says Joe.  "I wanted it to be as equal as possible [and] take responsibility for my end of the down sides of things, but also…let people know that for all the times when they would focus on the ups and downs of Steven's and my relationship, there was also a lot of good times in there."Perry also explains that he decided not to shy away from writing about incidents that might cast himself in a negative light."You go…'do I want to put that in the book and have people know that side of me, that I kind of like slipped or…I'm responsible for…the down side of that?" he notes.  "And, of course, the answer's 'yes,'…because I felt I had to be as open as possible with this and let as much truth out there as possible, to let people know my side of the story."The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says he considers Rocks "an up book," pointing out that it shows that Aerosmith is "still able to work out all those problems" it's faced through the years.Meanwhile, Perry maintains that his decision to write a book about the history of Aerosmith now doesn't mean that's the end of the band's story."I'm here to say the band is not breaking up," he declares.  "We have plans for touring next year, things like that, so...I just wanted to get a lot of the things out up 'til now."That being said, Perry admits that he and his band mates realize as the years pass that there's a finite amount of time left for Aerosmith."We don't know how much longer it's gonna go," he notes.  "Like, during this last tour, [drummer] Joey [Kramer] had problems with his heart, and we didn't know what was gonna happen with that.  I mean, we're all at that age where things like that can happen."  Kramer inevitably was able to return to the group before the end of the tour.  As Perry points out, "10 days later, he was back on the throne flailing like he was 10 years younger."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 Announces Release Date for "Ghost Stories Live 2014"


Image Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsColdplay's new concert film and live album, Ghost Stories Live 2014, will be released November 24 on CD/DVD and digital formats. Shot in Los Angeles by Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale, the film documents the band's intimate March 2014 performance of Ghost Stories two month's prior to the album's release."The Ghost Stories show at Sony Studios was a very special moment for our band," says Chris Martin in a statement. "The magic theatre built by our incredible crew with the 360 screens was literally a dream come true. And it was the first time anyone outside of our studio had heard the new songs. This film is basically our original vision for the Ghost Stories album."The accompanying live album will feature audio recorded from Coldplay's shows shows in London, Sydney, Paris, Cologne, New York and Los Angeles during the band's 2014 tour.The package also includes eight music videos, including the extended director's cut of the "Magic" video and two new films for B-sides "All Your Friends" and "Ghost Story."Parts of Ghost Stories Live 2014 aired in the US and UK in May 2014 as the "Coldplay TV Special," and the film has already been nominated for Best Live Coverage at this year's UK Music Video Awards.Here is the full track list for the Ghost Stories Live 2014 DVD/CD:DVD"Always in My Head""Magic""Ink""True Love""Midnight""Another's Arms""Oceans""A Sky Full Of Stars""O"Music videos"Midnight""Magic" (Extended Director's Cut)"A Sky Full of Stars""True Love""Ink" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)"All Your Friends""Ghost Story""Always in My Head" (Artwork Animation)Alternate Live Takes"Always in My Head""Oceans"CD"Always in My Head" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)                                                   "Magic" (Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney)                                                                                             "Ink" (Live at Le Casino de Paris, Paris)                                                                                         "True Love" (Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney)                                        "Midnight" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)                                        "Another's Arms" (Live at the Beacon Theatre, New York)                                                                   "Oceans" (Live at E-Werk, Cologne)"A Sky Full of Stars" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)"O" (Live at Royce Hall, 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

Slash Explains Why Corey Taylor Wasn't Right for Velvet Revolver


Image Courtesy of Bobby TongsEver since Scott Weiland left Velvet Revolver in 2008, the band has been looking for a new lead singer. It turns out that Slipknot's Corey Taylor almost got the gig."The closest [Velvet Revolver got to replacing Weiland] would have to be Corey," Slash said at a Q&A session with Rolling Stone Australia. "Everybody was rallying for him, and I love Corey to death."However, Slash felt that Corey's singing style ultimately did not mesh with what the band wanted to do."You know how Corey sings, it's a very macho kind of thing," he said. "But it didn't have certain elements that I thought it needed, so we just didn't go down that path."You can view the entire Q&A session on Rolling Stone Australia's 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

Foo Fighters End "Late Show" Residency with Top Ten List, Performance of New Sin


Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSFoo Fighters ended their week-long stay at CBS' Late Show Friday night by presenting a Top Ten list and performing their just-released single from their new album, Sonic Highways.The Top Ten list, presented by all five members of the band, ran down the items they "would like to say after spending a week at the Late Show." The funniest lines came from guitarist Pat Smear. When he remarked the Late Show is "not a bad place to be quarantined," referring to the Ebola epidemic, Letterman quipped, "When you were a kid, did you get teased about 'Pat Smear'?" Smear, whose birth name is Georg Albert Ruthenberg, nodded his head and gave a thumbs-down sign.Later on in the Top Ten list, Smear said to Late Show announcer Alan Kalter, "I'll miss you, Alan." Both men then gave each other affectionate looks.The Foo Fighters closed the show by performing their new single, "Something for Nothing," with Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen. Nielsen also appears on the Sonic Highways recording of the track.All week, the Foo Fighters collaborated with special guests on the Late Show, including Nielsen twice, Zac Brown, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Tony Joe White.The band was promoting their new HBO series, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, which premiered Friday, and their Sonic Highways album, which will be released November 10.The Foos taped Friday's Late Show appearance in advance. Around the time it aired on the East Coast, they were performing at The Cubby Bear in Chicago for a concert that was streamed on HBO's Facebook page.Here's the list of the "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like to Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show": 10. We agreed to be here because we thought Dave was dying. 9. Big "thank you" to the dozens of people watching. 8. So far no mention of us getting paid. 7. All in all, not a bad place to be quarantined. 6. Next week, catch us on Judge Judy. 5. I never got to plug my cookbook. 4. Every staffer here asked me for weed. 3. Not every Top Ten list is a winner. 2. I'll miss you, Alan. 1. And we thought we were dysfunctional.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

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


Image Courtesy of Warner Music GroupThe Fender Stratocaster, perhaps the world's most popular guitar, is turning 60 this year. To celebrate the milestone, Fender and Hurley Guitars enlisted twenty artists, including Johnny Marr, Incubus' Brandon Boyd and Rancid's Tim Armstrong, to hand-paint custom Stratocasters. The guitars will be auctioned on eBay starting on October 22. The auctions will run through November 1.All proceeds from the auctions will benefit Waves for Water, whose mission is to "get clean water to every single person who needs it."A charity art show with all the guitars on display will be held on October 24 at Hurley's headquarters in Orange County, California. The exhibit will be the only chance to see the guitars in person before they are sold.Other artists who are contributing are Ed Hardy founder Don Ed Hardy, "Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle" painter Natalia Fabia and visual artist Thomas Campbell.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Avenged Sevenfold Releases "Hail to the King: Deathbat" Mobile Game


Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. RecordsAvenged Sevenfold has officially entered the world of mobile gaming. The band has released their action adventure role-playing game Hail to the King: Deathbat, which you can now download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.According to a press release, the game's story follows "Deathbat, the resurrected King of the Underworld, who must reclaim the lands of Haides from the despotic Dark Andronikos.""The process of developing this game has been a new and challenging experience for us as we've worked hard to create a game that we are not only proud of but more importantly, a game that is fun to play," says frontman M. Shadows in a statement. "We think we've achieved that and hope you enjoy the game."Shadows oversaw the production and design of the game.The levels in Hail to the King: Deathbat are inspired by Avenged Sevenfold's discography and art work. It's soundtrack is comprised of classic AX7 tracks, as well as a new score specifically written for the game.Avenged Sevenfold's last release was the 2013 album Hail to the King.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Fall Out Boy Releases Video for "Centuries"


Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementIt may seem like Foo Fighters week, with the their Late Show residency and the debut tonight of Sonic Highways, but Fall Out Boy has had a pretty good week, too. So far, the band released "Immortals," which will appear on the Big Hero 6 soundtrack, and frontman Patrick Stump and his wife Elisa Yao welcomed their first child into the world -- a baby boy named Declan. Now, FOB has released the video for their single, "Centuries."In keeping with the epic nature of the song's title and lyrics, the video for "Centuries" finds the members of FOB appearing as gladiators in ancient Rome, facing their own "David vs. Goliath" situation. Stick around for the end of the video, which features a cameo from rapper Rick Ross."Getting back up. Dusting it off. My dad used to tell me the most important part of any of it was getting back up on the horse -- I didn’t grow up on a farm -- but it still applied," says Pete Wentz in a press statement. "David vs. Goliath, us vs. them, you vs. the world… brains, talent and luck are great but heart will always trump them. That is the sentiment of this video.”"Centuries" is the first single off of FOB's next album, which has been shrouded in secrecy. You can view the video for "Centuries" on the band's 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

The Real Reason U2's Bono Always Wears Sunglasses


A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Michael YadaIf you've ever thought U2 frontman Bono's habit of always wearing shades was merely a rock star affectation, well, get ready to eat some crow: turns out there's a serious medical reason behind it.On Friday's episode of BBC TV's The Graham Norton Show, when host Norton asks Bono if he ever takes off his sunglasses, the 54-year-old singer replies, "This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years."Glaucoma results in a buildup of pressure around the eye, which if untreated can led to nerve damage and even blindness.  The eyes of glaucoma sufferers are sensitive to light, which is why many wear shades.Bono calmed fans' fears by adding, "I have good treatments and I am going to be fine," but jokes, "You're not going to get this out of your head now, and you'll be saying 'Ah, poor old blind Bono.'"The singer also addressed the controversy over the recent release of U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, which was provided for free to iTunes users worldwide.  Many fans resented the fact that the album automatically downloaded into their iTunes playlists."We wanted to do something fresh but it seems some people don't believe in Father Christmas," Bono tells Norton on Friday's show. "All those people who were uninterested in U2 are now mad at U2. As far as we are concerned, it's an improvement."The full interview with Bono and the rest of U2 airs Friday night in the U.K.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

Marky Ramone Publishing Memoir in January; Will Celebrate Release with NYC Conce


Image Courtesy of Touchstone BooksLongtime Ramones drummer Marky Ramone will publish a new memoir early next year that will focus on his eventful life and music career both in and out of the pioneering punk band.  Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone will hit stores on January 13, 2015.Born Marc Bell, the Brooklyn-born drummer cut his teeth during the early '70s with the proto-metal group Dust, then went on to play with cross-dressing glam-punk singer Wayne County and influential punk act Richard Hell and the Voidoids, putting him at the epicenter of New York's edgy rock scene.  He joined the Ramones in 1978 after the departure of the band's original drummer, Tommy, and was featured on many of the group's best-known songs, including "I Wanna Be Sedated," "Rock 'n' Roll High School," "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio" and "Pet Sematary."In Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, Marky recounts his many adventures with The Ramones, the band members dysfunctional relationships and his own struggles with alcohol.  The drummer was fired from The Ramones in late 1982, but rejoined the rockers in 1987 and stayed with them until their 1996 breakup.  Sadly, all of the original Ramones have since passed away, but Marky remains, and he's continuing the band's legacy in a new group called Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg.Marky and his current group will celebrate the arrival of Punk Rock Blitzkrieg with a special book-release concert on January 17 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.  Special guest Andrew W.K. will be on hand to sing lead at the show.  Tickets for the event are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.  Special VIP tickets also are available offering fans a meet-and-greet with Marky and Andrew, as well as a signed copy of the book."These songs are too good not to be played," says Ramone in a statement.  "I am really looking forward to playing live once more in my hometown of NYC, and celebrating the arrival of the book." 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

Eddie Vedder Dedicates "Light Years" to Isaiah "Ikey" Owens During Concert


Image Courtesy of Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSDuring Thursday night's Pearl Jam concert in Jack White's hometown of Detroit, Eddie Vedder took a moment to express his condolences over the death of keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. Owens, who most recently played in White's band, as well as with The Mars Volta, died earlier this week of a heart attack while on tour in Mexico.  He was 38.According to Billboard, Vedder called White "a friend of the whole group, a great player, a great writer and visionary.""We send our heart out to [White] and his band...The only thing we can do is try to take energy here [at the concert] so we can remember [Owens] fondly," Vedder continued. He then dedicated the song "Light Years" to the late keyboardist.White has canceled the remainder of his band's Mexico tour dates.In 2000, Vedder dedicated "Light Years" to Sony Music's Diane Muus, according to Pearl Jam fan-site TwoFeetThick.com. Muus, who knew the band well, also died young at 33.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 "Sonic Highways" Series Will Celebrate "Unsung Heroes"


Image Courtesy of Steve GullickYou may have heard that Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters recorded their newest album, Sonic Highways, in a less-than traditional way. The band traveled across the country as they recorded Sonic Highways in iconic American music cities and studios. Along the way, Grohl would interview musicians who artistically represented each city. The whole process will be documented in Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, an HBO documentary series that premieres tonight, October 17, at 11 p.m. ET.For Grohl, Sonic Highways gave him a chance to try something new."We could just go and make another record in a studio and hit the road and sell a bunch of t-shirts," he said at a recent Los Angeles panel. But Grohl and the band had a different idea."We've been a band for twenty years now. Let's go to tiny studios all over the country, tell the story of music from that city and what is it about each one of these cities that influences the music that comes from there," he said. "Because there are real reasons. Cultural influence from each one of these places. There's a reason why jazz came from New Orleans. There's a reason why country went to Nashville and why the blues went to Chicago."In his journey to tell the story of American music, Grohl spoke with many famous faces, including country legend Dolly Parton, of whom he says "nobody is cooler," and President Barack Obama.Grohl felt that speaking to the president was integral to telling the telling of that story."I wanted [President Obama] to talk about America as a country where you have the opportunity to start with nothing like Buddy Guy -- make your guitar from strings and wires in your screen porch, and then become a blues legend that's inducted into the Kennedy Center," he said. "Or be a high school dropout from Springfield, Virginia that winds up in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or being a kid from Hawaii that winds up being the president."Though he talked with a lot of stars, Grohl was most impressed from the stories he heard from lesser-known artists. He felt like it was these lesser known artists who had the power to truly inspire."The idea is that you tell the stories of these unsung studios and these unsung musicians, and that's when people start feeling inspired," Grohl said. "That's when you get a kid in his basement watching the guitar player of [punk band] Naked Raygun say 'You shouldn't be intimidated by your heroes, you should be inspired by them.'"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 with Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick on "Late Show"


Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSFoo Fighters continued their week-long residency on the CBS Late Show with David Letterman Thursday by teaming up with Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick on the CT song “Stiff Competition.”  The song is featured on Cheap Trick’s 1978 album Heaven Tonight.Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins took the lead on vocals while Dave Grohl played drums.Foo Fighters are appearing on the Late Show all week to promote their new Sonic Highways album and HBO series, the latter of which debuts Friday night at 11 ET.  They’re also scheduled to appear on Friday’s Late Show.Earlier Thursday, the band released the first song from the new album, a tune entitled "Something from Nothing.”Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways follows the band as they travel from studio to studio across the country recording their album and talking to famous and influential artists along the way.  The album arrives November 10.The band’s week-long Late Show residency has included performances with Zac Brown, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, and singer-songwriter Tony Joe White.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio