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Imagine Dragons Share New Single, "Roots"


Credit: Eliot Lee HazelDan Reynolds is going back to his roots. That's what he proclaims in Imagine Dragons' latest single, "Roots." You can listen to "Roots" now on YouTube.Along with the single, Imagine Dragons has also shared a #MyRoots collage on their official website, featuring photos from the band's childhood, as well as photos submitted by fans."Roots" is the first new song from Imagine Dragons since they released their sophomore album, Smoke + Mirrors, in February, where it debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200.Imagine Dragons just completed their North American tour in support of Smoke + Mirrors earlier this month. The band will headline the Life Is Beautiful festival in their hometown of Las Vegas next month.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Shinedown Embraces the Rhythm in New Song, "State of My Head"


Credit: Darren DoaneShinedown has shared "State of My Head," another new track from the band's forthcoming album, Threat to Survival. The song takes on a more mellow groove than the two previously released Threat to Survival tracks, "Black Cadillac" and "Cut the Cord." You can listen to "State of My Head" now at USAToday.com."'State of My Head' was actually built around its rhythm, inspired by the bounce of the song and the way the track moves," frontman Brent Smith tells USA Today. "Usually I write with a melody in mind, but this time, it was more about the flow. We really didn't have the other instrumentation down -- I pretty much wrote it to a drum track. We will always be 'rock and roll' to the bone, but this song is a prime example of how we refused to limit ourselves on this album."Threat to Survival will be released September 18. "Cut the Cord," the album's lead single, currently sits atop Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs, Shinedown's ninth number-one track on the chart.In support of Threat to Survival, Shinedown will embark on a co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin, which kicks off October 16 in Wichita, Kansas.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coldplay Designing T-Shirt for Global Citizen Festival


PRNewsFoto/Global CitizenNot only did Chris Martin help curate the lineup for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, he's creating the merch, too. The Coldplay frontman has designed a T-shirt for the annual festival, which will be available September 3 in H&M retailers nationwide.In keeping with the Global Citizen's goals for sustainability and ending extreme poverty, H&M is inviting you to donate gently used clothes to earn points towards winning tickets to the festival. Donations at H&M locations will be open through September 17.Admission to the Global Citizen Festival is free, although to score a ticket, you have to accumulate points by taking action to benefit the world's poor. You can then use those points to enter to win tickets. For ways to take action, visit GlobalCitizen.org.The 2015 Global Citizen Festival will be held September 26 in New York City's Central Park. Coldplay and Pearl Jam will headline the event.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Disturbed Online Ad Pulled in Wake of Virginia Shooting


Travis ShinnAn online video ad for Disturbed's just-released album, Immortalized, has been pulled by Warner Bros. in light of Wednesday's shooting in Virginia that claimed the lives of a TV news reporter and cameraman, USA Today reports.The ad sampled the band's animated video for its single, "The Vengeful One," in which a dark creature shoots people at a TV station.Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were fatally shot during a live news segment for Roanoke, Virginia, CBS affiliate WDBJ at Bridgewater Plaza Wednesday morning. The suspected shooter, Vester Lee Flanagan II, a former WDBJ reporter who used the name Bryce Williams on air, died Wednesday afternoon as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot hours after the attack.Gupta Media founder Gogi Gupta, whose agency placed the Disturbed ad, tells USA Today, "The Disturbed ad was served via retargeting.  Retargeting ads are matched to previous web-browsing behavior, so only a visitor who had interacted with Disturbed websites would be eligible to see this ad. The content of the video is irrelevant in this type of advertising because we know that they are Disturbed fans. There was no use of key words or any other kind of targeting for this particular ad.”Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Is Chris Martin Dating Another Actress?


Anton CorbjinAfter an on-again, off-again romance with Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Martin reportedly is now dating another actress.Us Weekly reports the Coldplay frontman was seen dining in Brooklyn, New York, recently with Annabelle and X-Men: First Class actress Annabelle Wallis.A source tells the magazine that the two were “very clearly a couple.”Another insider claims that Martin, 38, and Wallis, 30, have been dating for about a month.Martin and Lawrence reportedly split earlier this summer.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

James Hetfield and M. Shadows "Audition" to Be Zombies in New "Call of Duty"


BB Gun Press; Clay Patrick McBride Metallica's James Hetfield and Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows are known for their singing voices, but can they do viable zombie impressions? You can find out by watching Hetfield and Shadows "audition" to play a zombie in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops III video game.The video was released as part of a campaign to raise money to help unemployed military veterans finds jobs. If you donate at Omaze.com/CallofDuty, you'll be entered for a chance to see a "zombified" version of yourself in Black Ops III."Just so you know, we are big in the zombie community," Hetfield says in the video. "You ever heard of 'All Nightmare Long'?"Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be released on November 6.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Members of The Black Keys, The Gaslight Anthem to Pay Tribute to Neil Young at N


Credit: Danny ClinchPatrick Carney and Brian Fallon will be searching for a heart of gold at the inaugural Neil Fest, a tribute event held in honor of Neil Young. The Black Keys drummer and The Gaslight Anthem frontman will be performing classic Young tunes during the two-day event, which will be held in New York City.Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, Ryan Adams, Kim Gordon's Body/Head and Guster's Ryan Miller are also among the artists to pay tribute to Young at Neil Fest.Proceeds from Neil Fest will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides assistance to career musicians. The event is organized by The Best Fest, which previously has staged tribute concerts to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones.Neil Fest will be held September 13-14 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Visit TheBestFest.com/Neil-Fest for the full lineup and ticket info.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Pop Evil Added to Inaugural Food Truck and Rock Carnival Lineup


Credit: Dean BradshawThe inaugural Food Truck and Rock Carnival now comes with an extra dose of evil. Pop Evil has been added to the festival's lineup, which will be headlined by Godsmack and Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.Three Days Grace, Stone Temple Pilots, Puddle of Mudd, Otherwise, Black Label Society, Anthrax, Like a Storm and Sevendust will also play the Food Truck and Rock Carnival. Along with the concerts, the two-day event features a free food truck competition featuring over 40 trucks, wrestling and amusement rides.The 2015 Food Truck and Rock Carnival will be held September 18-20 at the Oak Ridge Park in Clark, New Jersey. While entry to the food truck and carnival activities will be free, tickets are required for the concerts. Visit TheRockCarnival.com for the full lineup and ticket info.Pop Evil's new album Up, featuring the top-three Active Rock single "Footsteps," is out now.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Pearl Jam Will "Probably Try" to Record New Album Next Year, Says Ament


Credit: Danny ClinchIs there a new Pearl Jam album on the horizon? In an interview with Vice, bassist Jeff Ament says the band may return to the studio in 2016."The band will probably try and get another record going in the next year," Ament says. Pearl Jam's last album was 2013's Lightning Bolt.Ament didn't give any more details about the prospective new Pearl Jam album -- the interview mostly focused on his efforts building skate parks for youth communities in South Dakota and his home state Montana, which he pays for himself."The way I look at it is if I'm touring and doing more things with the band, I make more money," Ament says. "If I make more money I build more parks. It helps me get more excited about touring because I'm usually not too excited about it."Pearl Jam will headline the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on September 26 in New York City's Central Park, followed by a South American tour in November.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lenny Kravitz Releasing Live Blu-ray/DVD, "Just Let Go"


Image Courtesy of Press Here PublicityLenny Kravitz is coming to your living room in the form of Just Let Go, the rocker's new live video coming to Blu-ray and DVD. Along with live performances from Kravitz and his band, Just Let Go will feature interviews and rehearsal footage."I am a solo artist, but Just Let Go reflects on the relationship with my band and the camaraderie that develops between us while out on the road," Kravitz tells Billboard. "The film takes a deeper look into what it's like to be on tour and also gives an intimate perspective into my life with the band, both on and off stage."According to Billboard, Just Let Go includes live performances of 12 tracks, including "Are You Gonna Go My Way," "Fly Away" and "Strut," the title track from Kravtiz's latest album. Just Let Go was filmed on Kravitz's 2014 European tour in support of Strut, which means his now-infamous ripped-pants show in Sweden earlier this month won't be included in the movie.Kravitz currently is on tour through North America, concluding with his set at the Music Midtown Festival on September 19. He tells Billboard that he will have "new music next year for sure."Just Let Go will be released on October 23. Here's the track list:"Fly Away"  "Dirty White Boots"  "American Woman"  "Dancin’ ‘til Dawn" "Strut"  "It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over"  "New York City"  "The Chamber"  "Sister"  "Dig In"  "Let Love Rule"  "Are You Gonna Go My Way"Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Beck & St. Vincent Join Taylor Swift Onstage in L.A.


Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TASDuring Taylor Swift's current tour, she's been welcoming special guests onstage every night for special collaborations.  That tradition continued on Tuesday when she was joined by Beck and St. Vincent at L.A.'s Staples Center.Towards the end of the show, Beck joined Taylor onstage to perform his latest single, "Dreams."  St. Vincent, born Annie Clark, played guitar.  Taylor posted a video on Instagram and captioned the scene, "St. Vincent casually slaying that guitar solo while pyro goes off in the background. Beck and I having a dance party. I don't know how to process any of the events of tonight."She also tweeted, "Getting to play 'Dreams' with @Beck and @st_vincent is something I'll remember forever. I can't even express it."St. Vincent, born Annie Clark, tweeted, "Had the most MAGIC time with the most brilliant and venerable @taylorswift13 & @beck tonight. #DreamComeTrue."Taylor also welcomed R&B superstar John Legend to the stage to perform his #1 hit "All of Me."Taylor's final show at the Staples Center is tonight.  During her sold-out run, she's welcomed to the stage Alanis Morissette, Mary J. Blige, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Rock, Kobe Bryant, Ellen DeGeneres, Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

P.O.D. Discusses the "Hidden" Theme Inside "The Awakening"


Credit: Chapman BaehlerP.O.D. has just released their new album, The Awakening, and it's more than just a collection of songs: the band wrote it to be listened to in its entirety and in its specified order. Frontman Sonny Sandoval even describes The Awakening as a "concept album," or, as he tells ABC Radio "as much of a concept album as we can pull off.""So you have 10 songs, you have a character, you have life stories, you have interludes going on," Sandoval explains. "Every song [is] kinda dialing in and hitting home the theme, which is hidden."The track list of The Awakening hints that the album is trying to tell a larger story -- it begins with a song called "Am I Awake" and concludes with the title track. The album follows one character, a kid who finds himself in "a bad shape.""So whatever state of mind, this guy could be on drugs, it could be just depression, he just could be losing it, it's kinda that question of like, 'What is reality these days?'" Sandoval says. "He's dealing with all this stuff, and so he's gonna go through all these different things, and you kind of witness and experience his character. But through each song there really is intertwined a theme. There is a purpose, there is a reasoning."Sandoval doesn't want to reveal what he believes the theme of The Awakening is, as he wants you to figure it out for yourself. The only way to do that, of course, is to listen to the album."The purpose was to really create a piece of art that the fans would love and enjoy listening from front to back," Sandoval tells ABC Radio. "It wasn't trying to create a modern record for those 14-year-old kids that pick apart and critique your record and buy one song on iTunes, it was for that old school fan, 23 years of music, that would say, 'Dude, I wanna have this record.'"While The Awakening is tied together via a lyrical theme, Sandoval explains that the album is quite varied musically. Take "This Goes Out to You," the lead single from The Awakening and the most upbeat song on the album."I definitely think that song stands alone on [The Awakening] by itself," Sandoval says. "People [kept] saying when they heard that song, 'So this is what the style is?' It's like, 'No, not really, it's just a song on the record,' you know? This is that moment, this is that moment in that record. So there's no like musical theme, it wasn't like everything has to sound the same. Obviously all the songs have their own touch to it." Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Royal Blood, Alt-J, WALK THE MOON & More Playing Austin City Limits Late Night S


Credit: Eliot Lee HazelIf a full day at the Austin City Limits festival isn't enough for you, you can also attend one the newly announced ACL Late Night Shows, which take place around the Austin area after each day of the festival. Bands playing Late Night Shows include Royal Blood, Alt-J, WALK THE MOON, TV on the Radio, and Meg Myers.While you can also catch those acts at the actual festival, the Late Night Shows also feature bands not included on the ACL lineup, including Band of Horses and Danzig, who will be joined by Phil Anselmo's band Superjoint.The ACL Late Night Shows will go on sale August 28 at 10 a.m. CT via C3Concerts.com.Austin City Limits 2015 will be headlined by Foo Fighters, The Strokes and Florence + the Machine. The festival runs October 2-4 and 9-11 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bring Me the Horizon Shares New Song, "True Friends"


Credit: Jakob PrintzlauBring Me the Horizon's new song "True Friends" joins the band's "Happy Song" as another track with a deceptively upbeat title. Rather than wax poetic on the beautiful merits of friendship, on "True Friends," frontman Oli Sykes declares, "true friends stab you in the front." You can listen to "True Friends," and watch the accompanying lyric video, now on YouTube."True Friends" is featured on Bring Me the Horizon's forthcoming album That's the Spirit, along with the aforementioned "Happy Song" and the lead single "Throne." That's the Spirit will be released on September 11.Bring Me the Horizon will be touring this fall in support of That's the Spirit alongside Issues. The tour begins October 1 in Orlando, Florida and concludes with Bring Me the Horizon's set at Slipknot's Knotfest October 25.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Glenn Danzig to Guest on "Portlandia"


Image Courtesy of Girlie Action MediaGlenn Danzig is heading to Portland. Actually, make that Portlandia. The Danzig and Misfits frontman will guest on the upcoming season of the IFC show."Summer Goths. With Danzig. Dreams (nightmares?) do come true. #portlandia," writes Portlandia star -- and Sleater-Kinney guitarist -- Carrie Brownstein on her Instagram. The photo features Brownstein and her co-star Fred Armisen in makeup next to Danzig, who's nonchalantly having a drink.Season six of Portlandia is expected to air in 2016. In the meantime, Danzig will embark on his Blackest of the Black tour, including a Halloween show in Los Angeles.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Summer Goths. With Danzig. Dreams (nightmares?) do come true. #portlandiaA photo posted by CRB (@carrie_rachel) on Aug 25, 2015 at 11:10am PDT 

Iron Maiden Dedicates Song on New Album to Robin Williams


Credit: John McMurtieIron Maiden’s upcoming album will feature a surprising tribute to the late Robin Williams. Frontman Bruce Dickinson tells Italian publication Corriere Della Sera that one of the songs off The Book of Souls is called “Tears of a Clown,” and honors the comedian, who took his own life August of 2014.“My favorite song is one I didn’t write,” Dickinson says, according to a translation by Ultimate-Guitar.com. “It’s ‘Tears of a Clown,’ which talks about Robin Williams. I ask myself how could he be so depressed when he always seemed to be so happy.”The song was written by band members Adrian Smith and Steve Harris.The Book of Souls, Iron Maiden’s first double album, will be released September 4. The album’s lead single, “Speed of Light,” premiered earlier this summer.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Courtney Love Posts Instagram Message to Kurt Cobain


Image Courtesy of Universal Music Group DistributionCourtney Love wrote a heartbreaking message to her late husband Kurt Cobain on Instagram over the weekend.She posted an old photo showing Cobain, herself and their baby daughter, Frances Bean, along with the caption: “Makes me feel so sad. Our baby is all grown up now. Jesus Kurt look at her face, what on earth were you thinking..?? God I miss you, we all miss you.”  Love hashtagged the post: “#family #memories #turnbacktime #lovehim.”Love's "what on earth were you thinking...?" comment likely refers to the fact that Cobain took his own life in 1994, when Frances Bean was less than two years old. It was Love's second nostalgic Intagram post in less than a week. On Thursday, she posted another vintage photo of her young family, writing, “My greatest love and our precious Bean #missyou #memories.”Montage of Heck, the first fully-authorized documentary about Cobain, is coming to DVD November 7. The film’s companion album, containing previously unheard demos from Cobain's personal archives, will be released the same day.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Makes me feel so sad. Our baby is all grown up now. Jesus Kurt look at her face, what on earth were you thinking..!?!? God I miss you, we all miss you #family #memories #turnbacktime #lovehim A photo posted by Courtney Love Cobain (@courtneylove) on Aug 21, 2015 at 3:50pm PDT

Bullet for My Valentine's "Venom" Debuts Atop "Billboard" Hard Rock Albums Chart


RCA RecordsBullet for My Valentine’s Venom has taken hold of the Billboard charts. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart following its August 14 release, making it the band’s third number-one debut on the Hard Rock chart. The album also hit number eight on the Billboard Top 200 chart.Bullet for My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck recently told ABC Radio that Venom -- their fifth studio album -- is the “most heaviest and aggressive-sounding record” the band has ever done. It follows their more “commercial” sounding 2013 release, Temper Temper."Coming off the back of our, I think, if you want to call it, sort of like most 'commercial' sounding record, straight into our most heaviest and aggressive sounding record, I think it's going to take a lot of people by surprise," Tuck said of the album. "Lyrically, there's a lot of nasty topics on there which aren't very pretty."The band is currently touring North America with Slipknot and Lamb of God.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Previously Unreleased Nirvana Demo "E-Coli" Surfaces Online


Universal Music Group - Anton CorbijnEarlier this month, a batch of previously unreleased Nirvana demos and alternative mixes surfaced online. Now, another new song has emerged.A demo of a jam titled “E-Coli” hit the Internet over the weekend. The nearly nine-minute recording, which features wailing vocals and screeching guitars, is thought to be from either 1993 or 1994.The track was uploaded by YouTube user RareNirvana, who claimed that the song was initially posted by an anonymous user on Reddit.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Members of Pearl Jam & Guns N' Roses Unite for Stooges Cover Set in Seattle


Image Courtesy Karen LoriaMembers of Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses and Mudhoney united in Seattle over the weekend to perform a set of Iggy & The Stooges covers for a local fundraiser, Rolling Stone reports.The supergroup, calling themselves Raw Power, consisted of Pearl Jam guitarist  Mike McCready, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm, and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin.On the rooftop of the famous Seattle landmark Pike Place Market Sunday, they played a set of seven songs by the Iggy Pop-fronted proto-punk band, including “T.V. Eye,” “I Need Somebody,” and “Search and Destroy.” The half-hour concert was in support of the Pike Up! Capital Campaign, which is raising money for a new MarketFront entrance.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Metallica's Set at UK's Reading and Leeds Will Be "Mind-Blowing," Says Producer


Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressMetallica's headlining sets at the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals are coming up this weekend, and Dick Tee, head of production for the main stage at Reading, is divulging a few secrets."It’s going to be mind-blowing," he told KERRANG! "Currently, we’re looking at something like 400m2 [400 square meters] of LED onstage -- at least 100% more than any other act -- so it’s a phenomenal visual sight."The band is upping their concert game, Tee said, by adding plenty of special effects, including lasers and pyrotechnics, and extending the front of the concert stage."Within that they’ve got stage risers for the band to run up and down on, play on, and to accommodate some special guests you’ll find out about," he said.Tee said he is expecting 18 trucks worth of equipment "purely for Metallica."  "I spent 20 years as Head Of Production at Glastonbury and worked most of the major festivals, and without a doubt this is probably the largest individual artist production I’ve ever dealt with," he said.The Reading and Leeds Festivals kick  off next weekend with Mumford and Sons, alt-J, Bastille, All Time Low, Panic at the Disco, and New Found Glory playing Reading on Friday and Leeds on Saturday.  Metallica, Royal Blood, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Wolf Alice headline Reading on Saturday and Leeds on Sunday.  The Libertines, The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! and AWOLNATION are at Reading on Sunday and Leeds on Friday.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Foo Fighters Take On Westboro Baptist Church with a Rick Astley Hit


Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesThe Westboro Baptist Church has been Rickrolled, courtesy of the Foo Fighters.As the conservative church protested the Foos' concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Friday, the band drove by in a pickup truck, blasting Rick Astley's 1980s hit "Never Gonna Give You Up."Drummer Taylor Hawkins held up a sign that read, "You Got Rick Roll'd (Again)."The Foos pulled a similar stunt in 2011 when confronted with a Westboro Baptist Church protest in KC. The group donned faux facial hair and performed a country-style song titled "Keep it Clean (Hot Buns)" as frontman Dave Grohl declared, "God bless America! It takes all kinds. I don't care if you're black or white or purple or green, whether you're Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Billboard Hot 100 Festival Does Well, Will Likely Return Next Year


Billboard/Live NationIf you didn't make it to this year's first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Festival, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Jones Beach in Long Island, New York, it's likely you'll get a chance to attend next year.  Organizers pronounced the event -- whose unusual lineup featured everyone from New Politics, MisterWives, X Ambassadors and Cold War Kids, to Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd and Jason Derulo -- a success.New York's Newsday reported that the first day of the festival broke the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater's single-day attendance record, drawing over 17,000 fans.  According to Billboard president John Amato, the crowd on Sunday broke that record."We wanted to break the single-day attendance record, we wanted to break the two-day attendance record, we've officially done both those things," Amato told ABC Radio on Sunday.  "So we did that, we did it on the beach, we brought something new to the New York area...and the crowd has just been responding so positively to everything."  He says he's "highly confident" there will be another one next year, adding, "Certainly [with] the success of this, we'd be foolish not to."Of course, the wide-ranging bill, which featured three stages and which was heavy on hip-hop, EDM, pop and alternative pop/rock, meant that many fans were there just to see certain performers, so for some acts, winning over the crowd wasn't easy.  Indie pop band MisterWives went on at 5pm on Sunday, a few hours before headliner Justin Bieber, and they ended up changing their set to engage the fans."I don't think this crowd really knew who we were," lead singer Mandy Lee told ABC Radio.  "So I cut a song we were gonna do and was like, 'Let's do a cover to get everybody involved,' and you definitely gotta work a bit harder when you're playing something like this...when you're opening for Justin Bieber, you know!"  MisterWives ended up performing Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Uptown Funk" during their set.As for why the lineup was so all over the place, Billboard's John Amato says, "We wanted to take a snapshot of what we felt popular music was the day, date and time that this festival hit." "We're just trying to capture what is popular music at the moment and that's what we felt was so underserved," he explains.  "There's a Coachella and there's a Lollapalooza and there's Governor's Ball.  And we just thought, 'If I'm 16, 17 years old, or I'm part of the fan armies of some of the people we really engage with a lot as Billboard, what festival's for me?'  And that's what we had in mind when we conceived this."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Dave Grohl Talks Season Two of "Sonic Highways"


Cliff Lipson/CBSWith four Emmy nominations, Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways HBO documentary series was certainly a success. That series chronicled the band's making of an album of the same name at different studios across the country working with local musicians from each city they visited. So, what's on tap for season two?"I don't know. We've got into the production logistics of doing another season and the people of HBO have basically said, just do whatever you want to do," the Foo Fighters front man tells Billboard.com. "The people at HBO have been so f****** cool that it wouldn't be difficult to figure out another season. It would be really easy, for sure."The musician said that the show will stick to the concept that "everywhere has a musical history.""It doesn't matter if it's Lawrence, Kansas or Jakarta or Reykjavik, Iceland or Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It doesn't necessarily have to be the Foo Fighters, it could be musicians from each one of those cities, it could be someone from another country coming to that country to discover the music from there," he said. "The thing that made it different from just a documentary about each one of those cities was mixing [in] the creative process [of writing a song.]"Grohl said when he found out the eight-part series had been nominated for four Emmy Awards, he thought it was a mistake."The first person to even say the word Emmy to me was Nina [Rosenstein, sr. vp at HBO]," he said.  "She said, 'You're going to get an Emmy for this.' I said, 'That's crazy. Aren't those for real TV shows?'”Grohl said he was even more surprised because he admits he is a total novice at directing. His style, he said, is based on his background as a musician and a drummer."The composition of a song is not unlike the composition of one of those episodes. We looked at each one in three acts. There was the hook, the pre-chorus and there was the chorus. And then the chorus becomes the theme of the entire show, so that's basically how I looked at each one of these episodes. But you have to realize that I don't know what I'm doing."The Emmy Awards will air September 20 on Fox.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Korn's Munky on Rihanna: "I Think She's a Metalhead"


Image Courtesy of Prospect ParkThe pairing of Korn and Rihanna may have seem like an unlikely mix, but guitarist James "Munky" Schaeffer says it worked. This summer, the band released a remix of the pop star's "B**** Better Have My Money," turning it into a full on metal rager. In a new interview with Louder Noise, the musician says the combination was perfect."She's a bada** b**** -- straight up -- and to have these two worlds put together seems odd, but it oddly works," he ssays. " I think she's a metalhead, you know. She definitely has a metalhead edge about her, her lifestyle."The guitarist has not met Rihanna yet, but can't wait to get "her take" on what the group did with her song."I'm sure I will soon," he said. "It was fun to do."In other news, the group is working on a new album.  Munky says the band has demos, not full songs, and about "twenty ideas" ready to go "It's a good start -- good enough for us to get in the studio and start recording it and shaping it," he says.As previously reported, Korn is celebrating its 20th anniversary tour in the U.S. this fall. The month-long trek will begin October 1 in Chicago and will wrap up October 30 in Oakland, California. The group will perform their 1994 debut in its entirely for the dates.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Angels and Airwaves Debut New Track, "Into the Night"


Credit: Johnny BuzzerioFormer Blink 182 guitarist Tom Delonge is debuting the lead single from Angels and Airwaves forthcoming EP, ...Of Nightmares.The track, "Into The Night" will be included on the album, which is due on September 4 and is included as an instant download when fans pre-order it on iTunes. The song is currently available for preview at Rollingstone.com…Of Nightmares follows last year’s Angels & Airwaves album The Dream Walker. The new EP is the musical companion to Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares, the upcoming novel from DeLonge and New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Young. The first of a planned trilogy of Poet Anderson adventures from the duo, Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is set for an October 6 release.The book continues the story of Poet Anderson, a fictional character that DeLonge's created with his Angel & Airwaves band mate Ilan Rubin for the band's last album, 2014's The Dream Walker. Poet is also the subject of an animated short film, called Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, and a series of comic books written by DeLonge.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

New Lullaby Album Rocks the Cradle with Blink-182


Image Courtesy of Shore Fire MediaRockabye Baby! -- the same company that has brought parents lullaby versions of classic rock bands The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin -- is now bringing the music of Blink-182 into the nursery.Lullaby Renditions of Blink-182 features quiet versions of hits like "All the Small Things," "Dammit," "The Rock Show," "What's My Age Again" "and Feeling This" using soothing instruments like xylophones, marimbas, wood blocks and bells.The label has released a video for "Feeling This" on the Alternative Press website.The record, which came out today, now available to order on iTunes and Amazon.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Dead Weather Premieres Video for New Single, "I Feel Love (Every Million Mil


Third Man RecordsJack White's The Dead Weather has debuted the video for "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" to kick off your weekend.  The visual features The Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart trying to maintain her footing against hurricane-force winds on an abandoned city street.  Mossheart's featured on the record, which was recorded in Nashville, as are Dean Fertita and The Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence."I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" is the lead track from the Dead Weather's third album, Dodge and Burn, out September 25. You can pre-order the physical and digital releases today at the usual outlets.Here's the Dodge and Burn track list:"I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)""Buzzkill(er)""Let Me Through""Three Dollar Hat""Lose The Right""Rough Detective""Open Up""Be Still""Mile Markers""Cop and Go""Too Bad""Impossible Winner"Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Escape the Fate Releases "Just a Memory" Video


Eleven Seven MusicEscape the Fate has unveiled the video for their new single, "Just a Memory." The clip shows the band rocking out to the song in a crater surrounded by barrels of fire and giant amps with the words "hate me" painted on them, which is the name of Escape the Fate's forthcoming album. You can watch the "Just a Memory" video now on YouTube."Lyrically, a lot of these tracks are based around the hate we've received over the years and just embracing that and using it to our own advantage," says frontman Craig Mabbitt of Hate Me.Hate Me, Escape the Fate's fifth album, will be released on October 30. In support of the album, Escape the Fate has launched a PledgeMusic campaign, which offers unique perks such as watching The Walking Dead or playing video games with the band.Escape the Fate will be touring behind Hate Me this fall starting October 13 in Anaheim, California. The tour will wrap up November 15 in San Diego.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Disturbed Waited to Reunite Until Desire Was "Undeniable and All Consuming"


Reprise RecordsDisturbed's Immortalized, the band's first album in five years, is released today, August 21. On one song from the album, frontman David Draiman demands to know "What are you waiting for?" which is a question that you've probably wanted to ask Draiman for the past Disturbed-less half-decade. So what exactly was Disturbed waiting for?"What we were waiting for was for the urge and the withdrawal symptoms of not being out there, of not playing live -- which is the greatest addiction in my life experience --  to be undeniable and all consuming," Draiman tells ABC Radio.The urge reached that point when Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren reunited in January 2014 to write material in the same room together for the first time since 2001. Draiman says that the trio immediately fell into their old writing groove, and that experience of working together again "re-inspired" and "reinvigorated" the band."When you get in the room with the people that you're destined to have been put together with and that you are blessed enough to have the chemistry to write the greatest material of your life with, it's an amazing thing," Draiman says. "Every single day that we spent together, good things came from it. There wasn't a single day wasted."The Immortalized writing process, along with the production of Kevin Churko, who has worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch, led to what Draiman describes as Disturbed's "most diverse" album."It was time to spread our wings a little bit, to progress, change a little bit, evolve," Draiman says. "There's still plenty of the classic Disturbed sound that you would expect on the record but there are definitely a number of fairly hard left turns that exist as well."While calling your first album back after five years Immortalized may seem a bit bombastic, Draiman explains that the title refers more to the power of music, rather than their own power."Music can bring those images and those memories back in a way that's so vivid and so real unlike anything else on the planet, in my opinion, and that is immortality, that immortalizes someone," he says. "So it wasn't necessarily saying, 'Ah! We're back and we're immortalized!" it's encouraging people, and it's encouraging us to continue to strive for that."Disturbed will be celebrating Immortalized tonight at the House of Blues in Chicago with their first live performance since 2011. The band will embark on a full-length tour in support of the album next spring, but Draiman says tonight's show will be a "nice, long set full of some surprises, a lot of the greats and all the pent-up fury and withdrawal and desire that has been stored up for five years now, or four years I should say since we performed.""It's gonna be massive," he promises.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coheed and Cambria Goes Back to High School in "You Got Spirit, Kid" Video


Credit: LeAnn MuellerCoheed and Cambria pays homage to Fast Times at Ridgemont High and other classic '80s movies with their video for "You Got Spirit, Kid." In the clip, titled "Rad Times at Amory High," the band members play high school students who get revenge on the bullies who torment them. You can watch the "You Got Spirit, Kid" video now at Nerdist.com."Our video for 'You Got Spirit, Kid' gave us a chance to showcase a relaxed side of the band's personality," says frontman Claudio Sanchez in a statement. "With our love for '80s nostalgia, we decided to approach the treatment in a John Hughes or Steven Spielberg type fashion, allowing the spirit of youth and camaraderie to shine in each frame.""You Got Spirit, Kid" is the lead single from Coheed and Cambria's forthcoming album, The Color Before the Sun, which will be released October 16. While the single's video references the Amory Wars, the sci-fi epic about the band's namesake characters that has been told throughout the band's previous seven albums, The Color Before the Sun will be the first Coheed and Cambria album to not continue the Amory Wars story.Coheed and Cambria will embark on a short headlining tour in support of The Color Before the Sun starting October 11 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Disturbed's "The Vengeful One" Tops "Billboard's" Mainstream Rock Songs


Credit: Travis ShinnDisturbed's "The Vengeful One" has indeed avenged the band's five-year absence on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The lead single from Disturbed's first post-hiatus album, Immortalized, has reached number one on Mainstream Rock Songs, dethroning Shinedown's "Cut the Cord.""The Vengeful One" is Disturbed's fourth number-one single on Mainstream Rock Songs, following 2010's "Another Way to Die," 2008's "Inside the Fire," and their 2006 cover of Genesis' "Land of Confusion."Immortalized, Disturbed's first album since 2010, will be released August 21. That same day, the band will play their first live show in four years, at the House of Blues in Chicago.Disturbed will launch a full-length tour in support of Immortalized starting March 2016.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Price of Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Dropped


Image Courtesy of HBOKurt Cobain's childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington has been on sale since 2013, and now the house's price has been dropped again. Originally listed for $500,000, the house is currently listed at $329,000 after being dropped to $400,000 earlier this year.While the listing claims purchasing the house is "a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of rock history," real estate website Curbed.com says that the property is "in disrepair and in need of some serious upgrading."If you don't have $329,000, you can also get a look at Cobain's childhood home in the Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary, which currently is in theaters. On November 6, the same day Montage of Heck will be released on Blu-ray/DVD, an album full of Cobain's personal demos also will be released.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Dave Grohl Thought "There's No Way" "Sonic Highways" Would Be Nominated for an E


Credit: Andrew StuartSonic Highways, the eight-part documentary series that followed Foo Fighters as they recorded their album of the same name, is nominated for four Emmys, including a nod for Dave Grohl's direction in the "Washington, D.C." episode. While executives at HBO felt that Sonic Highways had awards potential, "Emmys" was the last word on Grohl's mind."I said, 'You're f****** out of your mind. There's no way,'" Grohl tells Deadline of his reaction to hearing Sonic Highways could win an Emmy. "So when it actually happened, I shrieked, 'Oh my God!' I don't really know how to process it. I'm a foreigner in the television world, and as a director. I've had fun doing the projects I've done. But honestly, I'm a drummer, man. This is just a funny place to be."For Grohl, the Emmy nomination gives him a "feeling of achievement," the same way he feels when's he's recognized for his musical accomplishments."I didn't finish high school, and I didn't take lessons to learn how to play music," Grohl says. "I always just followed my gut feeling. 'OK, I think this is how you're supposed to play the drums. I think this is how you're supposed to play guitar. I think this is how you're supposed to sing.' All of those things, I kind of figured that’s how you're supposed to do it. When you accomplish something like that, you do feel a bit of pride because nobody told you what to do."Prior to Sonic Highways, Grohl directed Sound City, a documentary about the famed Sound City Studios. Since then, Grohl says he's been approached for more directing gigs."I started getting offers to do everything from narrative features to Heineken commercials," he says. "I get hit up with these things and I have to say, wait, I have this other job. It's exciting. I've been really lucky in my music career in that I've only done things that felt...right."The Emmys will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 20.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mumford and Sons' Secret Boy Band Past Exposed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"


James Minchin IIIWhile Mumford and Sons' fusion of rock, folk, and bluegrass have made them world famous, they supposedly have a more embarrassing musical past -- one that was exposed by a disgruntled former bandmate, Jimmy Kimmel, in a sketch Wednesday night.On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel blew the lid off of Mumtown, which featured the New Kids-like stylings of the band, who according to Behind the Mumfords once packed shopping malls as Benjy, T.D., Winston, and Marcy Markus. Joining the foursome was Kimmel as "Mum," who apparently earned his nickname because his voice was so bad, he wasn't allowed to sing.Instead, Mum he became the band's "chief lyricist," penning songs like 1998's "O.M.G.U.H.O.T.," before tensions with the band led them to kick Kimmel out.  Then, in a moment of divine intervention, the remaining band members discovered a banjo that changed their musical lives.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.