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Halestorm's Songs Turned into Lullabies


Lorne Thomson/RedfernsYou won't miss the misery of your children refusing to go to sleep when you play them Lullaby Versions of Halestorm, the latest edition of baby-proofed rock songs from Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star.Lullaby Versions of Halestorm features soothing, tinkly instrumentals of eight Halestorm songs, including "Apocalyptic," "Love Bites (So Do I)" and "I Miss the Misery," the latter of which you can listen to now on YouTube.Halestorm will be playing the original, much louder versions of their songs on a North American headlining tour this spring, which begins April 1 in Reading, Pennsylvania.Lullaby Versions of Halestorm is available now on iTunes. Here is the track list:"Amen""I Get Off""I Miss the Misery""Apocalyptic""Here’s to Us""Mz. Hyde""Love Bites (So Do I)""Freak Like Me"Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Fall Out Boy Added to ABC's Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special


ABC/Fred LeeFall Out Boy has joined the lineup of performers for the ABC special The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60. The band will be performing their pop-punk version of the The Jungle Book song "I Wanna Be Like You."The special highlights the ongoing Disneyland 60th Anniversary Celebration -- the theme park first opened its doors on July 17, 1955. It will air February 21 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

3 Doors Down Shares New Song, "The Broken"


Republic Records3 Doors Down has released another track from their forthcoming album, Us and the Night. The latest offering is called "The Broken," and you can listen to it now on YouTube."The Broken" is the second song to be released from Us and the Night, following the lead single "In the Dark," which currently sits in the top 10 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart.This spring, 3 Doors Down will be playing a variety of music festivals, including Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion. The band also will embark on a headlining tour in support of Us and the Night later this year, the details of which will soon be announced.Us and the Night will be released on March 11.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard & Noel Gallagher Writing Songs for New Monkees Album


ABC/Randy HolmesThe Monkees, the fake television band that became a real band back in the '60s, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the debut of their TV show this summer. In commemoration of the milestone, the group will release a new album called Good Times!, which will feature songs written by Rivers Cuomo, Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Noel Gallagher.Speaking to Rolling Stone, original Monkee Micky Dolenz describes why he wanted modern musicians to write songs for the new album."I'm not a big music listener outside of Frank Sinatra during martini hour," he says. "But I began doing research and I realized that the whole indie rock scene is all about recapturing that 1960s jangly guitar sound of the Monkees, amongst many other groups, of course. One reason we don't have a final track listing yet is because once we put the word out all these people said they wanted to get involved."Of Cuomo's contribution, Dolenz says that the Weezer frontman is still working on the song, as the first version "needed to be aged up.""It sounds like it's about a little girl and I'm 70 years old, so Rivers is re-writing the lyrics," says Dolenz.Good Times! is due out June 10.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Dead Weather Releases "Impossible Winner" Video


Credit: David James SwansonThe Dead Weather has unveiled the video for their song "Impossible Winner." In the black-and-white clip, Jack White and company toil away in jail. The "Impossible Winner" video is streaming now via The Dead Weather's YouTube channel."Impossible Winner" is the second single from The Dead Weather's latest album, Dodge and Burn.The Dead Weather's video for this first Dodge and Burn single, "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)," is nominated for Best Music Video at this year's Grammys, which will be held February 15.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Slipknot Talks About Masks in BBC Series


Vladimir Artev/Epsilon/Getty ImagesSlipknot is featured in an upcoming episode of the BBC program Artsnight. The episode is focused on artists who wear masks, a subject with which Slipknot is obviously quite familiar. You can watch a preview of the Artsnight episode, featuring an interview with an unmasked Corey Taylor and Shawn "Clown" Crahan, now on YouTube."The mask, for me, has always been that physical representation of the person inside me who just never had a voice," says Taylor in the clip. "It allows me to be me, that's what it’s all about. You talk about that representation of the person on the inside, I'm showing you more than I've ever revealed."The episode also will feature an interview with the artist Mark Wardel, who created masks for David Bowie.Artsnight airs tonight on BBC Two at 11 p.m. GMT, or 6 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Deftones Officially Announces New Album, "Gore"


Jason Oxenham/Getty ImagesAfter a couple weeks of teasers, Deftones has officially revealed the details of their new album, Gore. The album will be released April 8 and is available for pre-order now at Deftones.com. Pre-ordering Gore will get you an instant download of the single "Prayers/Triangles."Gore is Deftones' first album since 2012's Koi No Yokan.Before Gore is released, Deftones will play a five-show run in Texas. The band also is scheduled for sets at the Musink Tattoo and Music Festival, Carolina Rebellion, and Shaky Knees.Here's the track list for Gore:"Prayers/Triangles""Acid Hologram""Doomed User""Geometric Headdress""Hearts and Wires""Pittura Infamante""Xenon""(L)MIRL""Gore""Phantom Bride""Rubicon"Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Stone Temple Pilots Are Searching for a New Singer


Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesDo you have what it takes to be the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots? In a statement posted on their website, the current band members -- guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz -- have announced they're searching for a new frontman, and they're asking you to send in an audition piece."As you know, prior to the untimely passing of our brother in arms, Scott [Weiland], we had been working with the incomparable [Linkin Park frontman] Chester Bennington," the post reads. "What you also likely know is that having Chester front two bands of this size and scope was too much for one man to be able to do and so regretfully we had to move onto a new chapter together. This is where you come in…""We are officially announcing that we are seeking a new vocalist to front Stone Temple Pilots," the band continues. "We've already heard from many talented people, but want to make this an opportunity for many more so we’ve set up a way for you to do just that."Weiland, of course, passed away late last year. He co-founded STP and remained with the band until they broke up in 2002. STP reunited in 2008, but Weiland was dismissed from the band in 2013. Bennington then joined as STP's frontman, but left the band last November in order to focus solely on Linkin Park."No one will ever 'replace' Scott, that was never the intent," STP's statement concludes. "The intent is for Stone Temple Pilots to continue on, to evolve, and to do what we do...make music!"Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tom DeLonge Releasing New Book, "Chasing Shadows," Based on "Unidentified Aerial


To The Stars/Simon & SchusterTom DeLonge has long been outspoken about his belief in extraterrestrial life, and now he's writing a book about it. The ex-Blink-182 guitarist is releasing a novel called Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows, which he co-wrote with New York Times best-selling author A.J. Hartley. Though Chasing Shadows is a work of fiction, a press release says it's "based on facts and actual events gleaned from the authors' sources within the military and intelligence community.""I wanted to tackle the subject of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena because it seems so unbelievable," says DeLonge of Chasing Shadows. "I knew the story was fantastic regardless if you believed it or not. This was the one topic that could tackle religion, cosmology, science, history, politics, secrecy and more."Chasing Shadows will be released on April 8, and will be the first entry in DeLonge's new multi-media Sekret Machines project, which will include new music from Angels & Airwaves, fiction and non-fiction books, and a documentary.DeLonge released his debut novel, Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares, last year.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Drowning Pool Talks the Anger and Celebration of "Hellelujah"


eOne MusicDrowning Pool's new album, Hellelujah, is released today, February 5. The album is the band's second with new lead singer Jasen Moreno behind the mic, following 2013's Resilience. As Moreno explains it, recording Resilience allowed him approach Hellelujah with a lot of confidence."If there's anything that I've learned from the process of making Resilience is that I'm definitely willing to fight for what I am passionate about, as opposed to being green and accepting what is being thrown at me just because of the art of creation," Moreno tells ABC Radio. "I definitely got to do exactly what I wanted to do with this record."Leading up to Hellelujah, Drowning Pool toured in support of the 13th anniversary of their debut album Sinner, the only album the band released with original frontman Dave Williams. During the tour, Drowning Pool performed Sinner, which includes the band's breakthrough single "Bodies," in its entirety. Guitarist C.J. Pierce feels that revisiting Sinner in that manner deeply affected the sound of Hellelujah."Coming off kind of rediscovering that record, playing it live again in its entirety, kind of just reminded you of your foundation," Pierce tells ABC Radio. "And that comes through in the music as well."Moreno is the third singer to join Drowning Pool since Williams died in 2002. A lot of the band's pained history is present on Hellelujah, which Moreno and Pierce describe as a very "harsh" and "aggressive" record -- take the single "By the Blood," for example, which Moreno says is a "song for the underdog.""You could view Drowning Pool as the perpetual underdog, if you will, with all the extreme highs and extreme lows," says Moreno.While Drowning Pool is certainly going through a lot of "hell" on Hellelujah, there's also a "hallelujah" aspect to the album."Even though it's coming from some negative inspiration, if you will, it's still a celebration of our art and our craft," Moreno tells ABC Radio. Drowning Pool will be touring in support of Hellelujah starting February 11 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Billy Corgan Is Making a Documentary "About America"


Credit: Scarlet PageBefore Billy Corgan launches his In Plainsong tour with The Smashing Pumpkins, he'll be hitting the road on a different quest. In a note posted to his People and Their Cars photography blog, Corgan has announced that he will be traveling the U.S. in an effort to make a documentary "about America," and he's requesting your assistance."As we meet strangers and friends in living rooms and backyards and porches, and near campfires and rusting trolleys, we'll need your help of where to go and what we must see," writes Corgan. "If that intrigues you, and you or yours have family along our route, we'd like you to contact us with good heart." He adds that he'll "need to be invited into old-fashioned parlors and the like to retain some sense memory of what's come and gone."Corgan will be bringing his guitar along with him on the trip, which will be a prelude of sorts to the In Plainsong tour.The In Plainsong tour, which is billed as an "Acoustic-Electro Evening," begins March 22 in Portland, Oregon and will wrap up April 20 in Houston, Texas. The shows will feature a "long and varied set," including a suite of Siamese Dream songs.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Unreleased Red Hot Chili Peppers Song with Dave Navarro Leaks


Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicA previously unreleased song from the Dave Navarro era of Red Hot Chili Peppers has hit the Internet. The song, which is called "Circle of the Noose," was leaked by a YouTube user. A representative for Red Hot Chili Peppers confirmed the track's authenticity to Rolling Stone.Navarro joined Red Hot Chili Peppers from 1993 following the departure of guitarist John Frusciante. He played lead guitar on RHCP's 1995 album One Hot Minute before leaving the band in 1998. "Circle of the Noose" was recorded in 1997.When asked about "Circle of the Noose" on Twitter, Navarro replied, "Wow what a trip down memory lane!"Red Hot Chili Peppers' current guitarist is Josh Klinghoffer. The band is in the midst of recording their new album, their first since 2011's I'm with You.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coldplay's Chris Martin Will Avoid Any "Shark-Based Trauma," Is Creating "One Gi


Kevin Mazur/WireImageRemember last year, when that goofy dancing "Left Shark" who was part of Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show became a viral sensation?  Well, Coldplay, who are playing halftime this year, are all prepared to top that moment...and then some.At a press conference Thursday in San Francisco, Coldplay's Chris Martin, displaying his British sense of humor, told reporters, "We’ve trained ‘em so well this year -- all of our sharks. We’ve got left shark, middle shark, front shark, back shark, two right sharks and a reserve shark in case one of the first sharks has a problem, in which case there’s gonna be a Pepsi logo flashed on screen."  Pepsi is the sponsor of the halftime show.Martin continued, "Everything will shut down for two minutes while we replace whichever shark has messed up. There’s a delay on the timing so no viewer at home will have any shark-based trauma."In all seriousness, though, the band told reporters that they were asked to honor the past, present and future with their Super Bowl 50 halftime show.  The future will be represented by the members of a local youth orchestra, while the past will be represented by artists who've previously given memorable halftime performances, including Beyonce."The way we’re sort of honoring the past is by asking some of the people whose halftime shows we really loved and Beyonce’s of course is right up there," said Chris Martin. "I think most people would agree. And so we just felt like asking her would be appropriate. And the other person that’s coming out with us, same reason. And they’ve been great teachers to us and had great pearls of wisdom and it’s just been fun to make one giant band together." It hasn't been confirmed who the "other person" is, but most believe it'll be Bruno Mars, who headlined in 2013.  Other guests remain a mystery.As for the inspiration for the show's feel and design, Coldplay drummer Will Champion said it came from the U.K.'s biggest and most prestigious music festival, Glastonbury.  "We wanted to bring that sort of vibe to the Super Bowl halftime show," said Champion. "You know, we can’t compete in terms of amazing dance routines and all of that, so we have to try and do what comes naturally to us, which is to try and provide a bit of fun and a great atmosphere for people to come and be together and be communal and enjoy the general experience."Of course, there's tremendous pressure to deliver a knockout of a performance, but Martin told reporters that they've avoided feeling stressed out by doing two things."One is we just spoke to each other about what we’d like to communicate in the halftime show, and we decided that we wanted to make it about togetherness and acceptance and the things we really believe in," he explained. "And then we called the right guests, so we know that we have great people joining us."It's traditional to ask whoever is performing on the halftime show who they're rooting for and most artists refuse to take sides.  At the press conference, Coldplay got a lot of laughs out of their complete lack of knowledge about football.  But when a reporter informed them that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a huge fan of theirs, they changed their tune."This changes things significantly!" joked Will Champion.  "Yeah, I’m going with the Panthers!" added Chris.  Will continued. "Plus they have a Scottish kicker as well, and Guy, our bass player, is Scottish...so we feel a certain affinity with the Scots so I think we’ll go Panthers."When the reporter attempted to ask another question, Chris broke in. "Just to be clear, that’s the Denver Panthers that we definitely are rooting for, OK?" he said, as everyone laughed. "So put that in your paper!"By the way, Chris didn't say if his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow would be watching, but he says he hoped their children Apple and Moses would.  He also revealed that Moses designed two pairs of shoes for him: one to wear at the press conference and one to wear during the halftime show. Martin said of the kids, "They've been lovely about the whole thing."Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Blink-182's Travis Barker to Perform at the Grammys


Courtesy: NARASTravis Barker is headed to the Grammys. The Blink-182 drummer will join rapper Pitbull, R&B singer Robin Thicke and "special guests" for an onstage collaboration during this year's ceremony.Additionally, Hollywood Vampires, the hard-rock supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp, will make make their live television debut at the Grammys, for a special yet sad occasion.Cooper tells Rolling Stone his band will pay tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the ceremony, and also will play a new original tune titled "As Bad as I Am." The song will appear as a bonus track on a deluxe digital edition of the group's 2015 self-titled album that's due Friday, February 12.The Hollywood Vampires lineup for the Grammy performance also will include Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan, former GN'R and VR drummer Matt Sorum and Cooper guitarist Tommy Henriksen.The 2016 Grammys airs Monday, February 15, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Conan O'Brien Performs "Seven Nation Army" for the Troops


John Shearer/WireImage for Warner Bros. RecordsLast November, Conan O'Brien filmed an episode of Conan in front of U.S. troops stationed in Qatar. During the show, O'Brien performed a cover of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" alongside Grace Potter, although that part wasn't aired on his show. Now, he's released a Web-exclusive video of the performance.For his version of "Seven Nation Army," O'Brien changed up the lyrics on the first verse to lines like "I should not play guitar/Or shovel pork products into my jaw."O'Brien has a long history with The White Stripes; back in 2009, Jack and Meg White performed as the musical guests on the last show of Late Night with Conan O'Brien.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Phil Anselmo Offers Second Apology for "White Power" Incident


Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagicPhil Anselmo has once again posted an apology for his actions at the Dimebash tribute concert last month. At the end of the concert, which was held in remembrance of Anselmo's late Pantera band mate "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Anselmo gave the Nazi salute and yelled "white power.""Every citizen in this entire world has the unalienable right to live with dignity and respect without hate or oppression. And I mean this, with all of my crushed, yet, guilty heart," Anselmo writes in a letter posted to his website. "It's common knowledge that we can choose to either learn from our mistakes, or continue on a path of insensitivity and destruction. I am utterly responsible for the mistakes I have made, and can only give you my word to no longer do them in the present, through ACTION, not just mere words."In the wake of the controversy, the FortaRock festival in The Netherlands dropped Anselmo's band Down from its lineup. In his letter, Anselmo writes that he's "privately suggested" to his band mates that they "move on without me.""My biggest obstacle(s) are the over-indulging in the booze and blurting out spiteful, ignorant reductions of the human spirit itself," he writes. "I will address these issues, head-on. I'm repulsed by my own actions, and the self-loathing I'm going through right now is justified by the hurt I've caused."Anselmo concludes the letter by writing, "From the bottom of my heart, and with all sincerity, I once again am truly sorry for the pain I have caused."Anselmo's first apology came in the form of a video, in which he said he's "1000 per cent apologetic to anyone that took offense to what I said."Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bono to Be Honored with We Are Family Foundation's 2016 Humanitarian Award in Ap


ABC/Adam TaylorU2's Bono will be presented with the We Are Family Foundation's Humanitarian Award during the organization's 2016 Celebration Gala April 29 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The award recognizes a well-known person who's made notable philanthropic efforts to help people around the world.Among Bono's humanitarian endeavors cited by the foundation are his contributions to the fight against AIDS and poverty in Africa, partly through the ONE and (RED) organizations, both of which he co-founded."For decades Bono's passion for humanity continues through his work as a voice to solve some of our biggest issues on a global scale," says Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers, co-founder and chairman of the We Are Family Foundation. "I am proud to have him as this year's We Are Family Foundation Humanitarian honoree, and I'm honored to call him a friend."In addition to the award presentation, the benefit event will include a live auction, a dinner and a concert featuring Bono and Chic. Funds raised will go toward the foundation's various programs, which support and guide teenage leaders' efforts to promote peace and help people in need around the world.You can purchase tickets for the gala or donate to the foundation by visiting WeAreFamilyFoundation.org.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coheed and Cambria Leads Additions to Rock'n Derby Festival


Credit: LeAnn MuellerCoheed and Cambria has joined the inaugural Rock'n Derby festival lineup. Other additions to the lineup include All That Remains, Collective Soul, Red Sun Rising, Like a Storm and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins' band Chevy Metal.Shinedown and Five Finger Death Punch will headline Rock'n Derby. The festival will also feature performances by Halestorm, Megadeth, Sixx:A.M., Wolfmother, Ghost, Anthrax, Sevendust and Pop Evil.Rock'n Derby will be held May 20-22, 2016 in Schaghticoke, New York, just outside of Albany. Visit RocknDerby.com for the full lineup and ticket info.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Deftones Releases Another "Gore" Teaser


Raphael Dias/Getty ImagesDeftones has shared another teaser of their forthcoming album, Gore. Like the first preview, this teaser features new music played over a video of a flock of flying flamingos, though this time the clip features a snippet of Chino Moreno's vocals. The new song is called "Prayers/Triangles." You can watch the teaser now at Deftones.com.Gore, Deftones' first album since 2012's Koi No Yokan, will be released on April 8, according to guitarist Stephen Carpenter.This March, Deftones will play a five-show run in Texas. The band also is scheduled for sets at the Musink Tattoo and Music Festival, Carolina Rebellion and Shaky Knees.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Blink-182 Shares Drum Track from Recording Sessions


Chelsea Lauren/WireImageBlink-182 is currently working their new album, and now they've shared a clip from the recording sessions. On Instagram, bassist Mark Hoppus has posted a video of Travis Barker recording a drum track to a new song."Tracking drums for a song that didn't exist this morning," writes Hoppus in the caption.Hoppus also recently shared a photo of himself in the studio with the caption "bass tracking."Blink's new album will be their first with Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba in the place of ex-guitarist Tom Delonge, who left the band last year following a very public falling-out with Hoppus and Barker. The band's last album with DeLonge was 2011's Neighborhoods.This summer, Blink-182 will play the Firefly festival in Dover, Delaware.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Tracking drums for a song that didn't exist this morning. @travisbarker @johnfeldy @ocdrumdevilA video posted by Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:23pm PST 

Five Finger Death Punch and Disturbed to Headline Heavy Montreal Festival


Credit: Travis Shinn The 2016 Heavy Montreal lineup has been revealed. Five Finger Death Punch and Disturbed will headline the Canadian festival, which takes place August 6 to 7.The lineup also includes Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Ghost, Black Label Society and Zakk Wylde solo, Saint Asonia, Nightwish, Escape the Fate, We Came As Romans and Alter Bridge, among others.For the full Heavy Montreal lineup and ticket info, visit HeavyMontreal.com.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Join 2016 Newport Folk Festival Lineup


Scott Legato/Getty ImagesNathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats have been added to the 2016 Newport Folk Festival lineup. The "S.O.B." rockers will play the iconic festival on July 23.Rateliff and his band also played the Newport Folk Festival in 2015, as did Hozier, The Decemberists, Brian Fallon and Roger Waters with My Morning Jacket.The 2016 Newport Folk Festival will be held July 22-24 in Newport, Rhode Island. The lineup so far includes Rateliff, singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne, and ex-Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman's solo project, Father John Misty.Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats have a busy festival schedule this spring and summer, including sets at Coachella, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Sasquatch!, Bonnaroo and Firefly.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Black Stone Cherry Dives Underwater for "In Our Dreams" Video


Credit: Rob FennIn the opening line of Black Stone Cherry's new single "In Our Dreams," frontman Chris Robertson wonders what would happen "if the world fell into the sea." For the newly released "In Our Dreams" video, the band completes that thought, showing a dystopic underwater society on the eve of revolt."In Our Dreams" is the first official single from Black Stone Cherry's forthcoming album, Kentucky, which will be released April 1.Black Stone Cherry is currently touring the U.K. in support of Kentucky on the Carnival of Madness tour alongside Halestorm, Shinedown and Highly Suspect. They'll return to the U.S. in May to play the Carolina Rebellion music festival.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Metallica to Live Stream Pre-Super Bowl Concert


Rick Kern/WireImageBefore the Broncos and Panthers square off this Sunday in Super Bowl 50, Metallica will play their first concert of 2016, on Saturday, February 6, in San Francisco. In case you can't make it to the concert, the show will be streamed live for free via Webcast.LiveMetallica.com. Metallica's performance will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. PT."We can't wait to play our first show of 2016 and there's nowhere we'd rather kick off the festivities than in our own backyard," says drummer Lars Ulrich in a statement. "Even though the show has been sold out for months, Metallica fans around the world will be able to join in on the madness."Additionally, the show will be recorded to be released as downloads and collectible CDs, which you can pre-order now.Super Bowl 50 will be held February 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Coldplay will headline the halftime show.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Phil Anselmo's Down Cut from Dutch Festival


Gary Miller/Getty ImagesThe FortaRock festival in The Netherlands has dropped Phil Anselmo's band Down from its lineup, following an incident in which Anslemo gave the Nazi salute and yelled "white power" during his performance at Dimebash, a "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott tribute concert, last month."After the recent outbursts by singer Phil Anselmo during the Dimebash event in the US, his band Down is no longer welcome at FortaRock," the festival organizers write on Facebook."There has been close consultation between all parties [in] recent days, since we wanted to make a well informed decision," the statement continues. "On that basis, the decision is made to cancel the act. We want to make clear that there is no room for racism or fascism at FortaRock."Many members of the metal community have denounced Anselmo's behavior, including Anthrax's Scott Ian, who advised that Anselmo make a donation to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization. Since the incident, Anselmo has issued an apology video, in which he says he's "1000 per cent apologetic to anyone that took offense to what I said."FortaRock will take place June 4-5 and will feature performances by Volbeat, Disturbed and Megadeth.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

AWOLNATION, Evanescence Added to Moonstone Music Festival Lineup


ABC/Randy HolmesAWOLNATION and Evanescence have both been added to the inaugural Moonstone Music Festival lineup. Other additions to the Florida festival include Buckcherry, Best Coast and Queensryche.Evanescence's Moonstone set is their first scheduled show of 2016. The band reunited for a trio of U.S. shows in 2015 after a three-year hiatus. They also played last year's Ozzfest Japan.The 2016 Moonstone Music Festival will be held April 30 to May 1 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando. The lineup includes KISS, Def Leppard, Wolf Alice, Scott Stapp and Kansas.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Cage the Elephant's Matt Shultz Felt "Baggage from a Fear of Being Affected" by


Credit: Ira ChernovaCage the Elephant's new album Tell Me I'm Pretty is the follow-up to 2013's Melophobia, which was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 2015 Grammys. While earning a Grammy nomination did not change the band's vision for Tell Me I'm Pretty, it did create a sense of trepidation for frontman Matt Shultz."Maybe [I was affected]...in an indirect way of not wanting to be affected by it, basically," Shultz tells ABC Radio of the Grammy nomination.Shultz wasn't worried about having to write another Grammy-nominated album -- instead, he was more worried about the idea of the nomination changing the way he writes music."I think that I probably had more baggage from a fear of being affected by it than wanting to rise to the title or whatever, if that makes any sense," he says. Tell Me I'm Pretty isn't nominated for this year's Grammys, as the album was released outside of the period of eligibility. The Best Alternative Music Album nominees at the 2016 Grammys, which will be held February 15, are Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color, Tame Impala's Currents, Bjork's Vulnicura, My Morning Jacket's The Waterfall and Wilco's Star Wars.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coldplay's Chris Martin Honors David Bowie During "Carpool Karaoke"


Darren Michaels/CBSIn the latest edition of the Late Late Show's "Carpool Karaoke" Tuesday night, Coldplay's Chris Martin joined host James Corden on a road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, where Coldplay will perform during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show.The frontman was first shown standing on the side of the road, trying to hitchhike his way to the Big Game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. During the trip, Martin revealed he was a big fan of the late David Bowie, joining Corden for a car-bound chorus of the legendary rocker's song, "Heroes." "Great song...Thanks Dave," Chris mused afterwards. Bowie died of cancer January 10 at the age of 69.Martin also rattles off a few more of the artists he looks up to in music, including Bruce Springsteen, U2, and and the star of last year's Super Bowl halftime show, Bruno Mars, of whom Corden said, "No one will ever come close to doing what he did at that Super Bowl halftime show.""Very difficult to match that," agrees Chris.Martin also discussed his band's name, which Martin notes was called Starfish "for one concert."Martin rattled off some other "cool" names, like Adele and Beyoncé, admitting that, "If you say 'The Cold,' no one's thinking Coldplay -- yet."Corden tried to gently disabuse Martin of that notion, explaining nobody would ever think of "the cold" as his band, as it's too commonly used to describe temperature, or the common malady.  Speaking of Beyoncé, Coldplay's latest album, "A Head Full of Dreams," features an appearance from Beyonce on the song, "Hymn for the Weekend," which Martin and Corden also tried their best to sing.Corden sang the wrong words to the chorus of Coldplay's "When I Ruled the World," drawing some razzing from Martin, who corrected the late-night host before moving on. At issue: the lyric, "I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing," which isn't, "a few cherished little bells are ringing," as Corden believed. Other songs they tackled together were Coldplay's "Yellow," "Paradise" and "Fix Me."The bit also featured the pair spooning together at a motel, waking to find their car had been stolen, forcing them to complete the trip to Levi's Stadium on a tandem bike.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Blizzard of Schnozz: Ozzy's Sinusitis Postpones Another Sabbath Concert Date


Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty ImageBlack Sabbath's concert date on Wednesday night in Vancouver, Canada has been postponed, another casualty of Ozzy Osbourne's bout with "extreme sinusitis."The announcement was made Tuesday evening on the legendary band's website and Facebook page, both of which note the show at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver will be rescheduled.The illness already forced the postponement of the two previous Canadian dates on Sabbath's The End farewell tour: this past Saturday's show at Rexall Place in Edmonton, and a concert that was to have taken place Monday night at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome. Like Wednesday night's show, rescheduling information will be announced as soon as it's available.The End tour kicked off on January 20 in Omaha, Nebraska.  This leg of the trek will wind down with a February 27 performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Black Sabbath will return to North America for another leg that's scheduled to launch August 17 in Wantagh, New York, and run through a September 21 concert in Phoenix. In addition, the band will perform a series of shows in Australia and New Zealand in April, and has a European leg plotted for June and July.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Guns N' Roses Schedules Concert in Mexico City


Katarina Benzova; Scott Uchida; Scott UchidaGuns N' Roses' 2016 tour is going international as Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan and whoever else may now be playing with the band will be taking their show down to Mexico City for an April 19 performance at the Foro Sol. The concert is scheduled on the Tuesday between the rockers' two headlining appearances at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, which take place on April 16 and 23.Tickets for the Mexico City show go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, February 10, at 11 a.m. CT at Ticketmaster.com.mx. The concert is the fifth that GN'R has scheduled this year, along with the Coachella performances and the recently announced April 8 and 9 gigs at Las Vegas' new T-Mobile Arena.As previously reported, the current Guns N' Roses lineup is confirmed to include founding members Rose, Slash and McKagan, and the upcoming concerts will mark the first time Slash has played live with the group since July 1993.Here's the full list of GN'R's 2016 tour dates so far:4/8 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena4/9 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena4/16 -- Indio, CA, Coachella Music Festival4/19 -- Mexico City, Mexico, Foro Sol4/23 -- Indio, CA, Coachella Music FestivalCopyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Nickelback, Metric, Three Days Grace & More Nominated for 2016 Juno Awards


ABC/Tim OgierCanada's biggest rock export has picked up another Juno Award nomination. Nickelback's No Fixed Address is up Rock Album of the Year at the 2016 Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.No Fixed Address, which was released in 2014, was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2015 Juno Awards.Other nominees for the 2016 Juno Awards include Metric and Three Days Grace for Group of the Year, Bryan Adams' Get Up and Death from Above 1979's The Physical World for Rock Album of the Year, Vance Joy's Dream Your Life Away and Hozier's self-titled debut for International Album of the Year, and Coleman Hell for Breakthrough Artists of the Year.The 2016 Juno Awards will take place in Calgary and air Sunday, April 3 on Canada's CTV. Check out JunoAwards.ca for the complete list of nominees.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons & WALK THE MOON Nominated for Nickelodeon Kids' Ch


Courtesy NickelodeonFall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons and WALK THE MOON are among the nominees for this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Both Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons are up for Favorite Music Group, while WALK THE MOON is nominated in the Favorite New Artist category.Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons were both nominated for Favorite Music Group at last year's Kids' Choice Awards, as was Coldplay. However, they all lost out on the award to pop group One Direction, who's also up for Favorite Music Group this year. Maroon 5, Pentatonix and Fifth Harmony round out the 2016 slate of Favorite Music Group nominees.The 2016 Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by country singer Blake Shelton, will air March 12 on Nickelodeon starting at 8 p.m ET/PT.  Voting is open now in 22 categories. Here are the music nominees:Favorite Music GroupFall Out BoyFifth HarmonyImagine DragonsMaroon 5One DirectionPentatonixFavorite Male SingerBlake SheltonDrakeEd SheeranJustin BieberNick JonasThe WeekndFavorite Female SingerAdeleAriana GrandeMeghan TrainorNicki MinajSelena GomezTaylor SwiftFavorite Song of the YearBad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar) -- Taylor SwiftCan’t Feel My Face -- The WeekndHello -- AdeleHotline Bling -- DrakeThinking Out Loud -- Ed SheeranWhat Do You Mean? -- Justin BieberFavorite New ArtistAlessia CaraDNCEOMIShawn MendesSilentoWALK THE MOONFavorite Collaboration"Bad Blood" -- Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar"Downtown" -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz"Good For You" -- Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky"Like I’m Gonna Lose You" -- Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend"See You Again" -- Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth"Where Are Ü Now" -- Skrillex, Justin Bieber & DiploCopyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Highly Suspect to Perform at Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony


Credit: Shervin LainezDouble Grammy nominees Highly Suspect will perform at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, which will be held February 15 in Los Angeles, just hours before the awards are handed out later that night.The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will take place February 15 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will stream live at Grammys.com/Live from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET.The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS that night starting at 8 p.m. ET.Highly Suspect's debut album, Mister Asylum, is nominated for Best Rock Album at this year's Grammys, while the band's breakthrough single "Lydia" is up for Best Rock Song.Five days after the Grammys, Highly Suspect will embark on a U.S. headlining tour, which will conclude March 5 in New York City.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Watch Steven Tyler in Surreal Skittles Super Bowl Commercial


Courtesy of SkittlesAerosmith's Steven Tyler stars in a wacky new commercial for Skittles that will be shown during Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, February 7. The surreal 30-second ad, which you can watch now on YouTube, centers around a portrait of the rock legend that's made entirely out of the colorful candies.The clip begins with Tyler walking down a hallway in what clearly is supposed to be his mansion -- complete with gold records on the wall, suits of armor and an "ST"-monogrammed carpet. As the piano intro to "Dream On" plays in the background, Tyler approaches a canvas covered with a blue sheet and says, "All right, let's do this. I've got minds to twist and values to warp."An elderly, bespectacled man then declares, "Mr. Tyler, your Skittles portrait," and pulls off the sheet to unveil the bizarre-looking candy art.The singer is not impressed, and yells, "That is e-to-the-z, ooh-tweedly-dee-sgusting!"Weirdly, the portrait comes to life and responds to Tyler's critique by saying, "You haven't heard me sing-diddly-ding yet," and sings the words, "Dream On." Steven then commands the animated art piece to sing higher and higher, and the portrait eventually screams so high that it breaks apart, as the Skittles spill all over the floor. The mouth of the portrait remains intact, though, and sings "Dream On" one more time as the commercial ends.Adweek reports that the ad will run during the second quarter of the Super Bowl, which will air on CBS starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Studio Manager Denies Reports Scott Weiland's Ex-Wife Tried to Take Guitar from


Scott Weiland & Mary Forsberg; Denise Truscello/WireImageMonday, TMZ reported that Scott Weiland's ex-wife Mary Forsberg showed up at a recording studio in Burbank, California, with Weiland's son to allegedly take one of the late Stone Temple Pilots frontman's guitars. That studio was Weiland's own Lavish Studios. Now, Rocco Guarino, who was the studio manager at Lavish, has issued a statement to Alternative Nation saying that TMZ's report is "almost entirely false.""Mary and I were scheduled to meet on Thursday at Lavish, but she arrived two days early with her son and the Burbank police due to false information that gear was being taken from the studio prematurely," says Guarino. "When I opened the door, two Burbank cops forced themselves inside uninvited and without a warrant. They tried, along with another pair of cops, then a third pair of cops, to convince me to let her in. I refused, locked up the studio and left."He continues, "There's a hearing scheduled for [February] 5 and until then I wasn't comfortable letting anyone into the studio without written consent from all parties. On Thursday, as scheduled, Mary and I met amicably at Lavish, and she took possession of the studio."Guarino adds that "at no point was a guitar in question."Last month, Forsberg reportedly took legal action to be named the executor of Weiland's will.Forsberg, Weiland's second wife, is the mother of his two children. At the time of his death, Weiland was married to his third wife, photographer Jamie Wachtel, whom he wed in 2013.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scott Ian Responds to Phil Anselmo Controversy: "I Have Zero Tolerance for Any o


Credit: Jimmy HubbardAnthrax's Scott Ian has responded to the controversy over Phil Anselmo's actions at a concert last month. During the Dimebash tribute concert in Los Angeles, held in remembrance of Anselmo's former Pantera band mate "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Anslemo gave what appeared to be the Nazi salute and yelled "white power.""Hate speech. Racism. Inflammatory rhetoric," Ian writes on his website. "All dangerous no matter what the context. I have ZERO TOLERANCE for any of this and to not speak out against them is as dangerous as the acts themselves. Philip's actions were vile and that should be the focus here, anything else is just noise."Since the event, Anselmo has issued an apology video, in which he says he's "1000 percent apologetic to anyone that took offense to what I said. Because you should've taken offense to what I said. And I am so sorry.""Philip has apologized and I would like to offer him the opportunity to really show how much he loves everyone by making a donation to the Simon Wiesenthal Center," writes Ian. The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a Jewish human rights organization that "confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations."Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Watch a Preview for Chris Martin's "Carpool Karaoke" Appearance on The Late Late


Darren Michaels/CBSChris Martin will star in James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" series on tonight's episode of The Late Late Show. In a preview for the segment, the Coldplay frontman is seen standing on the side of the road, trying to hitchhike his way to the Super Bowl.Once he's in the car, Martin and Corden sing a few of Coldplay's biggest hits together, including "Viva La Vida" and "Adventure of a Lifetime," which is from the band's latest album, A Head Full of Dreams.Coldplay is also scheduled to perform on The Late Late Show on Friday, February 5. The CBS show airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. ET.This Sunday, Coldplay will headline the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, which will be held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jared Leto to Present at the Oscars


ABC/Randy HolmesJared Leto will be a presenter at this year's Oscars. The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman is among the second wave of presenters to be announced, which also includes Steve Carell, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon.Leto won Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 Academy Awards for his work in the film Dallas Buyers Club.In other Jared Leto film happenings, the actor/musician has signed on to be an executive producer of the film Holy Hell, according to Variety. Holy Hell, a documentary about a cult, premiered at the recently concluded Sundance Film Festival.As for his work with Thirty Seconds to Mars, Leto recently shared a photo of himself in the recording studio, accompanied by the hashtag #MarsIsComing.The 2016 Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, airs February 28 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mike Patton Announces New Album with John Kaada


Ipecac RecordingsThe ever-prolific Mike Patton has announced another project. The Faith No More frontman has teamed up with Norwegian composer John Kaada for an eight-song collaborative album called Bacteria Cult."Working with John Kaada on this latest release was an honor and pure pleasure," says Patton in a statement. "His compositions have always resonated deeply with me and his orchestral arrangements for this project are harmonically dense and delicious! Each individual piece is so well constructed and inventively assembled that my vocal passages practically sang themselves. I'm hoping very much that we can seduce some eardrums and welcome listeners into this lush sonic 'otherworld.'"Patton and Kaada previously released an album together in 2004 called Romances.Last week, Patton's band Nevermen, which also features TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and rapper Adam "Doseone" Drucker, released their self-titled debut album.Bacteria Cult will be released on April 1. Here's the track list:"Red Rainbow""Black Albino""Peste Bubonica""Papillon""Dispossession""A Burnt Out Case""Imodium""Fountain Gasoline"Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

David Bowie to Be Honored by Lady Gaga at Grammy Awards


Terry O'Neill/Getty ImagesIt was rumored, but now it's been confirmed: Lady Gaga will offer a tribute to the late rock legend David Bowie at this year's Grammy Awards.The pop superstar's tribute is described as "experiential," and "a multi-sensory testament" to Bowie's "incredible artistry" and "limitless creativity."  The musical director for the tribute is Chic frontman Nile Rodgers, who produced Bowie's smash 1983 album, Let's Dance.Bowie, who died January 10, two days after his 69th birthday, was both a Grammy winner and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  Gaga, who's often cited Bowie as one of her biggest influences, has won six Grammys and is a nominee again this year.The Grammys, hosted by LL Cool J, will air February 15 on CBS.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Five Finger Death Punch Plans Co-Headlining Run with Shinedown


Credit: Travis Shinn Five Finger Death Punch has scheduled a trio of co-headlining tour dates with Shinedown this May. The shows will take place May 3 in Evansville, Indiana; May 4 in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and May 9 in Pittsburgh. Ticket info is available at FiveFingerDeathPunch.com.In addition to the shows with Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch has a bunch of appearances at festivals lined up for this year, including Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma.In other Five Finger Death Punch news, the band recently was honored with the Soldier Appreciation Award for its support of U.S. troops, The award is given by the Association of the United States Army."The Soldiers Appreciation Award is something very special," says guitarist Zoltan Bathory in a statement. "The only musician ever to receive this was Elvis Presley. Clearly what we have to say resonates with a lot of veterans and a lot of service members. To know that we are reaching people and touching their lives with our music is very rewarding, and to me this really is the sole purpose of being a musician -- to be able to make a positive impact in somebody’s life."Here are Five Finger Death Punch's tour dates with Shinedown:5/3 -– Evansville, IN, Ford Center 5/4 -– Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena 5/9 -– Pittsburgh, PA, Consol Energy ArenaCopyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.