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Tenacious D Announces 2015 Festival Supreme


Image Courtesy of Columbia RecordsTenacious D has announced the return of Festival Supreme, the band's annual comedy and music festival. Festival Supreme 2015 will take place October 10 at the Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds in Los Angeles."Don't be a fool! This ain't no joke! Festival Supreme is back!" says Tenacious D in a statement. Though a lineup of bands and comedians has yet to be released, a limited number of "Trust Us" pre-sale tickets are on sale now.Previous Festival Supreme lineups have included Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, Norm Macdonald, Fred Armisen and Zach Galifianakis.If the idea of a day of comedy and music with Jack Black and Kyle Gass intrigues you, you can watch the newly released highlight video from last year's Festival Supreme.For all Festival Supreme info, visit FestivalSupreme.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coheed and Cambria to Headline the Wrecking Ball Festival in Atlanta


Credit: Lindsey ByrnesCoheed and Cambria are adding to their summer festival schedule with a headlining set at the inaugural Wrecking Ball festival in Atlanta. The Wrecking Ball will be held in honor of Atlanta rock and punk venue The Masquerade, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.Other artists to play the Wrecking Ball include Thrice, Descendents and Conor Oberst's punk band, Desaparecidos, among others.In addition to the music, the Wrecking Ball will be hosting a pre-festival "punk rock karaoke" party, featuring appearances by Bad Religion's Greg Hetson, Social Distortion's Derek O'Brien and NOFX's Eric Melvin.The Wrecking Ball will be held at Atlanta's The Masquerade August 8-9. The punk rock karaoke takes place August 7. Visit WreckingBallAtl.com for the full lineup and ticket info.Coheed and Cambria, meanwhile, have a busy summer ahead of them with stops at Rock in Rio USA, Summerfest and the Amnesia Rockfest. 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Stone Sour Releases a Clip of Alice in Chains Cover


Image Courtesy of Roadrunner RecordsStone Sour is releasing a covers EP, entitled Meanwhile in Burbank..., for Record Store Day. As a preview, the band has uploaded a short clip of their version of grunge titans Alice in Chains' "We Die Young." You can listen to the clip now on Stone Sour's Facebook page.Stone Sour's version of "We Die Young" seems to stay fairly true to the original, with frontman Corey Taylor taking his shot at the legendary vocal talents of the late Layne Staley.Meanwhile in Burbank... will also feature covers of Metallica's "Creeping Death," Judas Priest's "Heading Out to the Highway," KISS' "Love Gun" and Black Sabbath's "Children of the Grave."Record Store Day will take place in independent record stores across the country on April 18.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Green Day Announces First Show of 2015


Credit: Felisha TolentinoGreen Day will play the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio on April 16. The intimate show is the band's first of 2015.If you're a member of Green Day's Idiot Nation fan club, you'll have access to tickets starting April 2 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public April 3 at 10 a.m. ET. Visit GreenDay.com for all ticket info.In case this show seems too good to be true, rest easy: the press release announcing the show declares, "this is not an April Fools' Day joke."Cleveland, of course, is also the site of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, of which Green Day is a new inductee. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will take place April 18, two days after Green Day's House of Blues 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Testament's Chuck Billy Jokes that Starting a Tour on April Fools' Day Will Be a


Credit: Stephanie CabralTestament launches their tour with Exodus on today in San Francisco. While April Fools' Day is a great day for pranks and practical jokes, it may not be the best day for a tour to start."I'm sure...I'll be reminded all day long [that it's April Fools' Day]" Testament frontman Chuck Billy tells ABC Radio."It's going to be a nightmare," he adds, laughing. "It's the first day of a tour, there's a lot going on, so it's a bad day for April Fools jokes."The kidding around will stop once the music starts, however, as Exodus guitarist Gary Holt promises the tour will be a "thrash metal dream.""[Exodus' live show will be] an hour-long beat-down, the same thing we always do," Holt tells ABC Radio. "We're going to go out and be aggressive and go for it and give the crowd what they came for."This tour with Testament will mark Exodus' second big tour with newly reinstated frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, who was absent from the band for 10 years. When Zetro left the band in 2004, the split was less than amicable, but Holt says all has been forgiven since he rejoined last year."For Steve, he understands the way things went down and the mistakes that were made, and we've all grown considerably older and -- we hope -- wiser," Holt says. "He's so enthusiastic to have this chance, this opportunity to be back, and it's one he never thought -- none of us ever thought -- he'd have. He's just been awesome."Exodus' set list will focus on the band's most recent album, 2014's Blood In Blood Out, while Testament will be playing their first two albums, 1987's The Legacy and 1988's The New Order in full.  Although they'll be performing some of their oldest tracks during the tour, Testament will also be writing new material while on the road."This tour also gets us all together and we can kind of work out what me and [guitarist] Eric [Peterson] have been working on as a band," Billy tells ABC Radio. "We're kind of doing two things at once, hopefully accomplishing finishing a record and getting back on the road. And we're hoping that going back and playing that early stuff just gives maybe a little inspiration."Testament's tour with Exodus will run through May 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Linkin Park, Slipknot Among Nominees for "Alternative Press" Music Awards; Weeze


Credit: James MinchinThe full list of nominees for the Alternative Press Music Awards has been revealed.Linkin Park's The Hunting Party is up for Album of the Year, alongside releases from Black Veil Brides, Gerard Way, Issues, Beartooth, Circa Survive, Every Time I Die, Frnkiero andthe Cellabration, La Dispute and Real Friends.Slipknot is nominated for Artist of the Year, as are Against Me!, Black Veil Brides, Issues, Of Mice & Men, Crown the Empire, Motionless in White, New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday and Weezer.Other categories include everything from Best Live Band to Most Dedicated fans.Weezer will perform at the awards show, along with Halestorm, Panic! at the Disco, Motionless in White, All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday and more to be announced. Additionally, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams will perform with New Found Glory, who, of course, feature Williams' fiancee, guitarist Chad Gilbert."We're incredibly excited to play for all of our fans at the APMAs this year!" says Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo in a statement.Voting for the APMAs is open now at AltPress.com. Tickets to the awards show, which takes place July 22 in Cleveland, Ohio, will go on sale April 3 at 10 a.m. ET.Here are all the nominees for the Alternative Press Music Awards:Artist of the YearAgainst Me!Black Veil BridesCrown The EmpireIssuesMotionless in WhiteNew Found GloryOf Mice & MenSlipknotTaking Back SundayWeezerAlbum of the YearDisgusting -- Beartooth, DisgustingBlack Veil Brides -- Black Veil BridesDescensus -- Circa SurviveFrom Parts Unknown -- Every Time I DieStomachaches -- frnkiero andthe cellabrationHesitant Alien -- Gerard Way Issues -- Issues Rooms of the House -- La DisputeThe Hunting Party -- Linkin Park Maybe This Place Is the Same and We’re Just Changing -- Real FriendsArtist PhilanthropicAndrew McMahon in the Wilderness , Dear Jack FoundationBayside, The Human Rights CampaignKoji, Doctors Without BordersJake Luhrs of August Burns Red, HeartSupportSimple Plan, The Simple Plan FoundationTaking Back Sunday, American Cancer SocietyBest Live BandA Day to Rememberletlive.Panic! at the DiscoParamoretwenty one pilotsThe Wonder YearsBreakthrough BandBeartoothEchosmithModern BaseballNeck DeepPVRISThis Wild LifeSong of the Year“Beaten in Lips” -- Beartooth“Reincarnate” -- Motionless in White“I Don’t Love You Anymore” -- Real Friends“Why Worry” -- Set It Off“Kick Me” -- Sleeping with Sirens“My House” -- PVRISBest International BandThe 1975 (U.K.)The Amity Affliction (Australia)Marmozets (U.K.)New Politics (Denmark)Northlane (Australia)Crossfaith (Japan)Best Music Video“Drown” -- Bring Me the Horizon, “End of Me” -- A Day to Remember“Centuries” -- Fall Out Boy “Your Graduation” -- Modern Baseball “St. Patrick” -- PVRIS“Why Worry” -- Set It Off Most Dedicated FansAll Time Low (Hustlers)Crown the Empire (The Runaways)Fall Out Boy (Overcast Kids)Motionless in White (Creatures)Paramore (Parafamily)twenty one pilots (Skeleton Clique)Best Underground BandBeing As an OceanThe HotelierKnuckle PuckMajor LeagueState ChampsTigers JawBest VocalistTyler Carter, IssuesVic Fuentes, Pierce the VeilLynn Gunn, PVRISAdam Lazzara, Taking Back SundayJeremy McKinnon, A Day to RememberHayley Williams, ParamoreBest GuitaristArun Bali, Saves the DayJordan Buckley, Every Time I DieTony Perry, Pierce the VeilKevin Skaff, A Day to RememberWill Swan, Dance Gavin DanceJacky Vincent, Falling in ReverseBest BassistKyle Fasel, Real FriendsJeph Howard, The UsedRyan Jay Johnson, letlive.Zack Merrick, All Time LowDevin “Ghost” Sola, Motionless in WhiteDallon Weekes, Panic! at the DiscoBest DrummerCyrus Bolooki, New Found GloryRian Dawson, All Time LowJake Garland, Memphis May FireAdam Gray, Texas in JulyMatt Greiner, August Burns RedLuke Holland, The Word AliveFollow @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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scott Weiland Dedicates "Blaster" Release to Late Guitarist Jeremy Brown


Credit: Jamie WeilandScott Weiland and the Wildabouts guitarist Jeremy Brown passed away on Monday -- just one day before the band's album Blaster was scheduled to be released. In honor of his late band mate, Scott Weiland has issued a statement dedicating the album to Brown."I'd like to dedicate today's release of our album, Blaster, to my friend and collaborator Jeremy Brown," Weiland says. "It breaks my heart that you are not here to receive the recognition you so deserve and worked so hard for."The Wildabouts were scheduled to perform a record release show in Los Angeles on Monday, but Brown did not show up for rehearsals. The band then received a phone call informing them that Brown had passed away.Along with Blaster, Weiland and the Wildabouts also released a cover of David Bowie's "The Jean Genie" as a single on Tuesday, which is available now in iTunes. 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Duff McKagan Reveals Details of Forthcoming Book "How to Be a Man"


Credit: Lance MercerWhat will readers learn from Duff McKagan's new book How to Be a Man (and Other Illusions)? According to new details provided by the Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist, the life lessons will range from knowing which albums every man should hear to which rock stars are great dancers.According to McKagan, the albums that every man should listen to range widely, from Abba's Gold to ZZ Top's Tres Hombres. The "kick-ass dancer" is KISS' Gene Simmons.McKagan also reveals the secret talents of other rock star friends, like "NFL historian and aficionado" Perry Farrell. And in one chapter, McKagan and Death Cab for Cutie frontman -- and fellow Washington State native -- Ben Gibbard discuss the problematic math question presented by Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer": Is it possible to see a million faces and rock them all?In the book, McKagan also details Guns N' Roses' Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and his reunion with Axl Rose.How to Be a Man (and Other Illusions) is due May 12.  It's McKagan's second book, following his 2011 memoir, It's So Easy (and Other Lies). McKagan has also written for Seattle Weekly, ESPN.com and Playboy.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Paramore's Hayley Williams Launches Beauty & Music Web Series, "Kiss Off"


ABC/Lou RoccoParamore frontwoman Hayley Williams is known as much for her unique style as her powerful voice.  Now the singer has taken to the Web to start her own online series, called Kiss Off, which focuses on both music and beauty.The series features Hayley's longtime hair and makeup person, Brian O'Connor, who together show fans how to create some looks Haley's admired from movies, music and film. The singer begins the episode completely makeup-free, and then she and Brian build the look from there.In the first episode, she and Brian recreate a wild look from the 1982 cult movie Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, starring Laura Dern and Diane Lane as members of the titular female punk rock band.  Members of The Clash and The Tubes also appeared in the film.The series is available on PopularTV.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Guitarist Jeremy Brown Dead at 34


James Goulden Photography/Getty Images for SXSWJeremy Brown, the guitarist in Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, passed away on Monday, just one day before the band was set to release their new album, Blaster. He was 34."We were all concerned this afternoon when Jeremy didn’t show up for a long-scheduled rehearsal for tonight’s album release show at School Night [in Los Angeles]," writes Scott Weiland on his Facebook page. "An hour later, Jeremy’s family called us to say that he had passed away."Brown previously worked with Weiland on the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman's last solo album, 2008's "Happy" in Galoshes. He also played guitar on Weiland's Purple to the Core tour, during which they performed the classic STP albums Core and Purple live."I am in shock right now, everyone that knows him is devastated," says Weiland. "It is a terrible loss that goes beyond words. He is one of my best friends, a truest friend and one of the most gifted guitar players that I’ve ever known. A true genius."Weiland cancelled the band's show Monday in Los Angeles. Their next scheduled tour date is April 9 in London.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Smashing Pumpkins Teaming with Marilyn Manson for The End Times Tour


BT PRTwo '90s music icons are teaming up for a joint tour.  Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson will co-headline The End Times Tour, kicking off July 7 in Concord, CA and wrapping August 7 in Cincinnati.  Tickets go on sale April 3.The Pumpkins will be touring in support of their album Monuments to an Elegy, while Manson is promoting his latest, The Pale Emperor.  The Pumpkins' Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder will appear on ABC's Good Morning America on Friday to perform an acoustic version of their latest single, "Drum + Fife."Here are the tour dates:7/7 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion7/9 -- Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre7/10 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Joint7/11 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre7/13 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre7/15 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion7/16 -- Houston, TX, NRG Arena7/18 -- San Antonio, TX, Freeman Coliseum7/19 -- Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live7/20 -- New Orleans, LA, Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square7/22 -- Miami, FL, Bayfront Park Amphitheatre7/24 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds7/25 -- Atlanta, GA, Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood7/26 -- Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater7/28 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion7/29 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center7/31 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater8/1 -- Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino8/2 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center8/4 -- Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre8/5 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre8/7 -- Chicago, IL, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island8/8 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music CenterFollow @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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Rolling Stones Announce (Finally) North American Summer Tour Dates


Claude GassianAt last -- The Rolling Stones have officially announced their much-anticipated North American summer concert tour.The 15-date trek, dubbed the Zip Code Tour, begins, as long rumored, in San Diego, California this May, and will end in Quebec the following month.  The rest of the rumored cities are also on the roster, pretty much, though there are some additions.As you no doubt recall, the Stones planned to announce tour details Thursday, March 19.  Those plans were delayed, reportedly because of ticketing issues involving the trek's promoters. Tickets for the shows go on on sale Monday, April 13. The Rolling Stones also recently launched a contest offering a trip for two to an undisclosed location, where the winner apparently will get the chance to introduce the band prior to a concert.  The contest winner also will receive and a commemorative video of the event shot by the band's official videographer.  Fifty runners-up will receive a collection of Stones vinyl.  You can enter the contest now until April 2 at JustAKissAway.rocks.Here’s the full tour itinerary.  More info’s at RollingStones.com.5/24 -- San Diego, CA, Petco Park 5/30 -- Columbus, OH, Ohio Stadium 6/3 -- Minneapolis, MN, TCF Bank Stadium 6/6 -- Dallas, TX, AT&T Stadium 6/8 -- Atlanta, GA, Bobby Dodd Stadium 6/12 -- Orlando, FL, Orlando Citrus Bowl 6/17 -- Nashville, TN, LP Field 6/20 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field 6/23 -- Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest 6/27 -- Kansas City, MO, Arrowhead Stadium 7/1 -- Raleigh, NC, Carter-Finley Stadium 7/4 -- Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis Motor Speedway 7/8 -- Detroit, MI, Comerica Park 7/11 -- Buffalo, NY, Ralph Wilson Stadium 7/15 -- Quebec, QC, Le Festival d'été de QuébecFollow @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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Marilyn Manson Talks Blues Influence on "The Pale Emperor"


Credit: Jiro SchneiderMarilyn Manson's latest album, The Pale Emperor, retains many of the creepy, eerie qualities of previous efforts. However, he did introduce one new element into his music for this record: the blues.  The influence is particularly apparent on the album's lead single, "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge." Manson wanted to bring the blues into The Pale Emperor as a nod to the origin of rock n' roll."I had essentially hellhounds on my trail the past few records," Manson tells Gigwise.com in a video interview. "This album I think is me...paying my dues and paying back what was owed for the deal that I made with myself in the beginning to become a rock star.""I had the same approach that I did when I started [writing music], but the difference is I didn't understand that rock n' roll came from the blues," he continues. "So this record is very much the blues."The blues influenced The Pale Emperor both musically and lyrically."There's no real point in writing a song if you're going to tell people what it's about, and that really goes back to the blues," Manson says. "The blues is someone telling their story, and other people putting themselves into the situation."And, Manson says he sees his turn to the blues, not as a look back but as a way of rejuvenating rock."Rock's not dead, it just needs a kick up the a**," 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Wilco Cancels Concert Due to Controversial Indiana Law


Austin NelsonWilco has cancelled an upcoming concert in Indianapolis in protest of Indiana's new and controversial law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.The Chicago-based band tweeted Monday that it has scrapped its Indianapolis show that had been scheduled for May 7. Wilco wrote, "'Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act' feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination. Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed."Its Twitter feed notes that refunds are available at the point of purchase.Indiana Governor Mike Pence has said he signed the law last week to protect religious liberties, but critics believe it could lead to legally-protected discrimination against gays and lesbians.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

David Lee Roth Takes a Mic to the Nose, Plays Hurt During Van Halen's "Jimmy Kim


Van Halen was the musical guest on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night, the night before the March 31 release of the group's new live album, Tokyo Dome: Live in Concert, which was recorded in the Japanese capital in June 2013.David Lee Roth took to the stage set up on L.A.'s Hollywood Boulevard wearing a bloodied bandage across his nose, which wasn't mentioned on the air, but according to Diamond Dave himself during a profanity-laced YouTube video recorded by a fan in the crowd, Roth busted his nose with a microphone as they were performing "Panama" the first time.While Eddie, Alex, and Wolfgang Van Halen stalled, Roth walked offstage and got his sniffer bandaged. He reemerged to cheers, explaining, "I f**ked my nose up with the microphone here...So we're gonna start the whole thing over...and give you a little extra for your patience."The rock legends, who will kick off a North American tour on July 5 in Auburn, Washington, also performed "Runnin' with the Devil," and "Dance the Night Away."Additional performance's from the band's Hollywood Boulevard concert are scheduled to be broadcast on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night.Follow @ABCNewsRadioCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coheed and Cambria Join Jay Z's Management Company


Credit: Lindsey ByrnesCoheed and Cambria have joined Roc Nation, rapper Jay Z's management company. The rock band joins a roster of artists that includes Capital Cities and HAIM, as well as pop stars Rihanna and Shakira."We are honored to join the Roc Nation (management) family," writes Coheed on Facebook.As the band points out, Coheed only signed with the management division of Roc Nation, and not with the company's record label.Coheed's last release was a vinyl reissue of their second album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, which they performed in full during their tour last year.As for future plans, the band has a number of festival dates lined up, including performances at Rock in Rio USA, Amnesia Rockfest and Summerfest.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Coldplay Nominated for Tonight's Kids' Choice Awa


James Dimmock/NickelodeonImagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy and Coldplay are all up for orange blimps at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT.All three bands are nominated in the Favorite Music Group category. Their competition includes pop groups Maroon 5, One Direction and OneRepublic.The telecast will also include actors Emma Stone, Liam Hemsworth, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Grant Gustin, Josh Gad, Jamie Foxx, Kevin James and Nick Cannon, as well as Little League star Mo'ne Davis. Former Jonas Brother Nick Jonas will host.Here are the music nominees for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:Favorite Music GroupColdplayFall Out BoyImagine DragonsMaroon 5One DirectionOneRepublicFavorite Male SingerBlake SheltonBruno MarsJustin TimberlakeNick JonasPharrell WilliamsSam Smith Favorite Female SingerAriana GrandeBeyoncéKaty PerryNicki MinajSelena GomezTaylor Swift Favorite Song of the Year“All About That Bass” (Meghan Trainor)“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry)“Fancy” (Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX)“Problem” (Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea)“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift) Favorite New Artist5 Seconds of SummerEchosmithFifth HarmonyIggy AzaleaJessie JMeghan TrainorFollow @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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

AWOLNATION "Runs" to New Chart Highs


Credit: Kari RoweAWOLNATION's sophomore album Run has propelled the band to new highs on Billboard's Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. Run bows at number three on Alternative Albums and number four on Top Rock Albums, easily clearing the peaks of AWOLNATION's debut album, Megalithic Symphony, which reached number 16 and number 21, respectively.Run also climbed to new heights for the band on the Billboard 200, coming in at number 17. Despite the enormous success of the single "Sail," Megalithic Symphony only cracked number 84 on the Billboard 200.AWOLNATION will be running across North America in support of their new album, including appearances at the Sunfest, Summerfest and Bonnaroo festivals. The band will embark on a headlining tour, with second shows in New York City and Chicago recently added, beginning May 28 in Vancouver. Visit AWOLNATIONMusic.com for all ticket info.Fans will get a preview of AWOLNATION's live show, when the band performs on TBS' Conan on April 7.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

KISS' Gene Simmons Accuses The Rolling Stones and U2 of Using Backing Tracks at


Credit: Brian LoweEveryone knows that KISS offers up a lot of bells and whistles during its concerts, from pyrotechnics to lasers to fake blood, but Gene Simmons insists that there's one thing the band's shows won't feature -- backing tracks to augment the music.  In a new interview with Australia's news.com.au, Simmons maintains that his group is among the only rock acts who don't use pre-taped recordings to help fill out their live sound."There's nobody with a synthesizer on our stage, there's no samples on the drums, there's nothing," he declares.  "There's very few bands who do that now -- AC/DC, Metallica, us.  I can't even say that about U2 or The [Rolling] Stones."Talking further about his aversion to the practice he claims is so common, Simmons says, "I have a problem when you charge $100 to see a live show and the artist uses backing tracks…It should be on every ticket -- you're paying $100, 30 to 50 percent of the show is [on] backing tracks and they'll sing sometimes, sometimes they'll lip synch.  At least be honest."Simmons, of course, isn't known for holding his long tongue when it comes to sharing his opinions.  Last year, he upset quite a few rock fans when he declared during an interview published in Esquire that rock music was "finally dead."KISS recently announced plans to tour Australia this October.  Prior to that, the band is scheduled to embark on a South American trek in April, and also has a European outing lined up from late May to late June.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Imagine Dragons, Weezer & More Added to March Madness Music Festival


Eliot Lee HazelAs the pool of Final Four contenders continues to shrink in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament, the 2015 NCAA March Madness Music Festival lineup continues to expand. Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Cold War Kids and Passion Pit have been added to the event, joining the previously announced Bleachers.The three-day festival will take place April 3-5 in Indianapolis' White River State Park. Imagine Dragons, Weezer and CWK will play on April 3, while Passion Pit and Bleachers will perform April 4.The March Madness Music Festival is being staged in conjunction with the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four. Footage from the concerts will be live streamed at NCAA.com/MusicFest.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

HELLYEAH Releases "Hush" Lyric Video


Credit: David JacksonHELLYEAH has premiered the lyric video for their Blood for Blood single, "Hush." The intense clip reflects the equally intense lyrics, which detail frontman Chad Gray's own experience growing up in a home with domestic violence. You can watch the "Hush" lyric video now on YouTube.HELLYEAH released "Hush" as a single earlier this month as part of NO MORE Week, an advocacy campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.Next month, HELLYEAH will begin another tour in support of Blood for Blood, including a few dates with Godsmack. After their North American tour wraps up May 17 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the band will hit the European festival circuit.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Fall Out Boy to Perform at Wrigley Field for MLB Opening Night


Credit: Pamela LittkyFall Out Boy has added another sporting event to their schedule. On April 5, the Chicago band will perform at Wrigley Field for MLB's opening night game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, according to E!."When our band all lived in an apartment together in Roscoe Village, we used to pass out fliers for shows at the Metro after games," says Pete Wentz. "It has been a lifetime dream to get the chance to play at Wrigley Field. We are grateful to MLB for the opportunity and so excited to perform for our hometown crowd."Fall Out Boy will perform their hit "Uma Thurman," their Save Rock and Roll track "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'em Up)" and, of course, the jock-jam of 2015, "Centuries."Earlier this year, Fall Out Boy played a pre-Super Bowl party, as well as the NHL All-Star Game. Perhaps the band will try to hit for the American sports cycle by performing during the NBA Finals, too.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Ozzy Osbourne to Have Surgery; Ozzfiesta Canceled


Image Courtesy of MSO PROzzy Osbourne's Ozzfiesta has been canceled, due to scheduled surgery for the Prince of Darkness this May."Like you, we were very excited about the event. However, Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled for May, following his South American tour," say organizers Cool Breeze Concerts in a statement. "He requires at least four weeks of recovery time. We are very disappointed that we need to cancel."Ozzfiesta was scheduled to be held May 27-31 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The festival was to feature an Ozzy headlining set, plus a performance by Black Label Society and an acoustic set by Zakk Wylde.As of now, Ozzy's appearances at the Monsters of Rock festival in Brazil and Argentina are still happening as scheduled. He is also set to return to Mexico for a pair of shows in August.Meanwhile, Ozzy's original band, Black Sabbath, just announced a "farewell" concert at Ozzfest Japan, set to take place this November. 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Linkin Park, The Offspring, Bastille to Play Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium


James MinchinThe 2015 edition of Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival will be headlined by Linkin Park, The Offspring, Bastille and Limp Bizkit. Other bands included on the festival's initial lineup include George Ezra, The War on Drugs, Mastodon, Enter Shikari, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, All Time Low, Future Islands, Tame Impala and more.Linkin Park has racked up quite the busy festival schedule this summer. Along with Pukkelpop, the band will play Rock in Rio USA, Rocklahoma, Rock on the Range, Amnesia Rock Fest, Summerfest and many more. This packed schedule comes after the band was forced to cancel most of its 2015 headlining tour in support of their last album, The Hunting Party, due to an ankle injury suffered by frontman Chester Bennington.Pukkelpop 2015 will be held August 20-22 in Hasselt, Belgium. Visit Pukkelpop.be for the full initial lineup and all ticket information.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rob Halford Signs Deal to Reissue Solo Catalog, "Essential" Compilation Due Out


Legacy RecordingsJudas Priest frontman Rob Halford has signed a new record deal that will see the reissue of nearly all of the albums and videos he released with his side projects Halford, Two and Fight.  The reissue campaign will begin with a two-CD, 30-track compilation titled The Essential Rob Halford that will hit stores on March 30.In addition to the individual albums and video releases that will be made available, other retrospectives are also planned, including a Playlist collection and Complete Albums Box set.After Halford left Judas Priest in 1992, he formed the band Fight, which released two albums and an EP during the years 1993 through 1995.  The rock legend followed that group with the industrial metal duo Two, whose only studio effort came out in 1998.  Then, in 2000, the powerhouse singer founded the straight metal band Halford, which has released a variety of studio albums, live record and videos.  Rob rejoined Judas Priest in 2003, but has continued to sporadically record with Halford.Here is a list of Rob Halford's various non-Judas Priest releases that will be reissued:Fight:War of Words (1993)Mutations (1994)A Small Deadly Space (1995)K5 -- The "War of Words" Demos (1997)War of Words: The Film (video) (2007)Live in Phoenix (video) (2008)Two:Voyeurs (1998)Halford:Resurrection (2000)Live Insurrection (2001)Crucible (2002)Metal God Essentials: Volume 1 (2007)Live at Rock in Rio 3 (album and video) (2008)Winter Songs (2009)Made of Metal (2010)Live in Anaheim (album and video) (2010)Live at Saitama Super Arena (album and video) (2011)Live in London (2012)Live 2010 North & South America Tour (album and video)Metal God Essentials: Volume 2Follow @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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Corey Taylor, Slash to Appear at Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil


Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. RecordsKirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil just got a little heavier. Slash, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante will make guest appearances at the Metallica guitarist's second annual horror-inspired music festival. Meshuggah, High On Fire and others are scheduled to perform.In addition to the music, the Fear FestEvil will feature selections from Hammett's Crypt Collection of horror collectibles and memorabilia.The FestEvil also will include the newly announced Carnival of Chaos, which will take place outside the RockBar Theatre in San Jose, California, where the music will be played. The free, outdoor Carnival of Chaos will feature carnival games, Hammett's famous '36 Ford and an "authentic freakshow."Also new to this year's Fear FestEvil is a murder mystery dinner hosted by Hammett at San Jose's Winchester Mystery House on April 10. Guests will dine alongside Hammett, tour the infamous mansion and try to figure out the culprit of the night's "murder."Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil will be held April 11 and 12 at the Rockbar Theatre. For all information, you can visit FearFestEvil.com. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sixx:AM Releases Lyric Video for "Drive"


Credit: Paul BrownSixx:AM has added a visual component to their cover of The Cars' "Drive" in the form of a lyric video. The clip features the lyrics from the track popping up in pink lettering over shots of -- what else? -- cars driving. You can watch the automobile-focused video now on YouTube.Sixx:AM's cover of "Drive" appears on the band's latest album, Modern Vintage. The album gave Sixx:AM their fourth top 10 hit on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart in "Stars."Meanwhile, Sixx:AM has announced that Dustin Steinke of the rock band Bleeker Ridge will man the drums on the band's forthcoming tour. While Sixx:AM has played live shows in the past, they will embark on their first ever full-scale headlining tour beginning April 8 in San Francisco. Cello rockers Apocalyptica will open the tour.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Radiohead's "OK Computer" Added to National Recording Registry


Image Courtesy of ParlophoneRadiohead's 1997 album OK Computer is among the latest recordings to be added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.The British rock band's third album is one of twenty-five recordings from all genres that are being added this year, selected by the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."Radiohead first made waves with their 1992 single "Creep," from their debut album Pablo Honey, but it was OK Computer that propelled the band to major international success."On their third album, Radiohead create an information-age dystopia characterized by psychopaths, corrupt politicians, ill-behaved consumers, tyrannical robots, airline disasters, car crashes and failed safety protocols," the Library of Congress writes of OK Computer. "The album has endured as a statement and a cautionary tale for the digital age."This is the 15th year the Recording Registry has been in existence.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Paul McCartney, Metallica Among Lollapalooza 2015 Headliners


Fresh and Clean Media/C3 Presents/WMEThe lineup for this year's Lollapalooza festival has been announced, and it's a typically eclectic bill: Paul McCartney will make his first appearance at the long-running festival, while Metallica will return for the first time since 1996.  Other headliners include Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio, MisterWives, George Ezra, and many more.Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said in a statement, "The heart of Lollapalooza has always been the music. The brotherhood and sisterhood of musicians is getting stronger and the unexpected surprises and collaborations are cementing magical moments that will live on in music history. Having young talented artists performing alongside legends is all I could ever ask for and I'll be grinning from ear to ear the entire weekend."The festival will take place in Chicago's Grant Park July 31 through August 2.  If you can't make it, a livestream will be available on a variety of devices.Three-day passes to the festival are already sold out, but single-day passes are available today at the festival's website starting at 10 a.m. CST, as are VIP and Platinum Passes, and travel packages.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Watch Slash Go Behind the Scenes of "World on Fire" in New Documentary


Image Courtesy of Scott Uchida/MSO PRSlash's World on Fire, his latest album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, is the subject of newest edition of Real to Reel,  documentary series created by guitar string and accessory manufacturer Ernie Ball. The hour-long episode gives fans an in-depth look into the recording process of World on Fire. You can watch the entire documentary now at Billboard.com."Recording an album is a uniquely inspiring experience, and this one was particularly exciting as we were recording on two-inch analog tape," Slash tells Billboard. "It was a fun process to have Ernie Ball capture the experience and I'm excited to be able to share it with the world."Meanwhile, Slash and his trusted collaborators will be demonstrating their live prowess on their U.S. tour, which begins in April. That tour will wrap up May 24 in Dallas, Texas, followed by a stint in Europe, which will last into July.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.