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Jack White Adds Publishing Division to Third Man Records


Image Courtesy Third Man RecordsAs a musician, producer and record-label boss, Jack White already has a full plate of professional responsibilities.  Now comes word that his Third Man Records is launching a publishing division.The first commercial title from White's Third Man Books imprint will be Language Lessons: Volume 1. The 321-page hardbound book will include contemporary poetry and nonfiction from a variety of writers, among them Richard Hell, former bassist for the punk band Television. Each copy of Language Lessons also comes with two vinyl albums of jazz, blues, pop, poetry and psychedelic-punk, as well as five pieces of art.Look for Language Lessons August 5.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Casting Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love Is "Outside the Box" Says Sons of Anarchy


Courtesy Delaney Bishop/Universal Music Group DistributionEvery season, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter says he likes to "do stuff that's fun" in terms of casting.  Choosing to hire Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love for roles in the seventh season of the FX series fits that description, and at the same time, it's "a little bit outside the box."During an Anarchy panel Monday at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills, Sutter said that casting Manson, a friend of his through mutual music pals, "was him basically just wearing me down," Access Hollywood reports."We found a great role for him [as incarcerated white supremacist Ron Tully], and he's great," Sutter added.As for filling the role of a school teacher, Sutter said he thought, "Who better than Courtney Love?"  He admitted not knowing Love "that well" prior to casting, but she had expressed a desire to be on his show.Sons of Anarchy is scheduled to premiere September 9 on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Slash, Billy Corgan Among Honorees at Inaugural "Alternative Press" Music Awards


Image Courtesy Martha's MusicAerosmith's Joe Perry made a surprise appearance at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards on Monday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, where he presented his friend and current tour mate, Slash, with the Guitar Legend Award.Introducing the former Guns N' Roses star, Perry noted, "He came up in a generation after mine, but he always had great respect for the musicians who came on before him.  To his own generation he became a superstar, and deservedly so.  Now, to all generations, he's become a model of great guitar playing and an icon of his own right."For his part, Slash thanked Alternative Press magazine, adding, "It's quite an honor to be included on your list of awards tonight, especially for something like guitar legend, which is very humbling…I loved playing guitar since I was 14 years old and it's nice to get recognized for it, and it officially means I've been doing it a long f**king time."Among the evening's many other honorees were Joan Jett and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who were presented respectively with the Icon Award and the Vanguard Award.  Jett also was one of the rockers who performed at the ceremony, playing her classic "Bad Reputation” with The Vacancies' Billy Crooked, her new tune "Soulmates to Strangers" with Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, and a cover of The Rolling Stones' "Star Star" with some help from Slash.The event also included performances by The Misfits, Fall Out Boy, rapper Ice-T's thrash metal group Body Count, and Korn's Jonathan Davis, who teamed up with the band Asking Alexandria for a rendition of Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf."You can check out complete coverage of the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards at AltPress.com/APTV.Here's the complete list of winners:Best Vocalist -- Brendon Urie, Panic! at the DiscoBest Live Band -- Pierce the VeilBreakthrough Band -- Crown the EmpireBest Bassist -- Jaime Preciado, Pierce the VeilBest International Band -- Bring Me the HorizonArtist Philanthropic Award -- All Time LowBest Guitarist -- Phil Manansala, Of Mice & MenVanguard Award -- Billy CorganBest Drummer -- Mike Fuentes, Pierce the VeilIcon Award -- Joan JettMost Dedicated Fans -- Black Veil BridesGuitar Legend Award -- SlashSong of the Year -- All Time Low with Vic Fuentes of Pierce the VeilAlbum of the Year -- Bring Me the Horizon, SempiternalArtist of the Year -- Fall Out BoyFollow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong & System of a Down's Serj Tankian to Guest on


Image Courtesy Anton CorbijinChris Martin of Coldplay, System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong are among the artists slated to appear on the sophomore set by Swedish DJ Avicii.Rolling Stone reports that Avicii is hunkered down in Hollywood, working on the follow-up to last year's smash album True.  Avicii has written close to 70 tunes for the as-yet-untitled disc, which he promises will be “a lot more song-oriented” than his debut, which may be part of the reason why he's reaching out to rockers.The pop and dance music star also says he's learning from the veteran rockers too. Of working with Martin, Avicii says, “Chris has been like a brother… He needs every part to be perfect. I’m not like that -- which is why I’ve got 70 songs.”  As for Armstrong, he appears on a track called "No Pleasing a Woman." The album is expected to be released before the year is through.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Krist Novoselic Defends Eddie Vedder, Echoes Anti-War Sentiments


Image Courtesy Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSKrist Novoselic has come to Eddie Vedder’s defense after the Pearl Jam singer’s recent anti-war comments stirred up some controversy.In a post on his official website, the former Nirvana bassist weighed in on the situation, writing, “Eddie has gotten some criticism over comments he made about the conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis. That situation has been messed up for so long, it is no wonder that even mentioning it is toxic.” Later in the post, Novoselic writes, “The people of Palestine and Israel deserve peace and prosperity.... It is the knuckleheads on both sides that should be criticized and not the singer from a rock band. In addition, both sides need to make hard decisions about finding a settlement to the catastrophe that is Israel/ Palestine. Thanks Eddie, for sharing your feelings. I stand with you my friend!!!”Vedder was first criticized for ranting onstage about war in general, because many interpreted his comments as being specifically about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  He then clarified his comments an anti-war essay, posted on Pearl Jam's website. He wrote, "War hurts. It hurts no matter which sides the bombs are falling on.  With all the global achievements in modern technology....do we really have to resign ourselves to the devastating reality that conflict will be resolved with bombs, murder and acts of barbarism?...We must be capable of resolving conflicts without bloodshed."  He also insisted that he was optimistic about the chance that one day there will be peace.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

AC/DC's Phil Rudd Releases Lyric Video for Song from Debut Solo Album


Image Courtesy of Columbia RecordsAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has given fans the first taste of his upcoming debut solo album, Head Job, which is scheduled to be released on August 29 in his homeland of Australia.  A lyric video for a song titled "Repo Man" has premiered on the veteran rocker's official website and YouTube channel.The track is a riff heavy, mid-tempo rock tune is, not surprisingly, reminiscent of AC/DC, although Rudd's gruff vocals are a bit deeper than those of his famous band's lead singer, Brian Johnson.  The song, which according to a press statement is "a gentle reminder about karma," features such swaggering lyrics as "There's a storm blowing rock 'n' roll/ It tears a whole right through my soul/ Just try and catch me if you can/  Who gonna get ya?/ It's the repo man!"Rudd produced Head Job himself, and wrote or co-wrote all of the songs with help from Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin, who also contributed their vocals, guitar and bass talents to the project.  Among the other tunes on the album are tracks titled "Head Job," "Bad Move," "Crazy" and "40 Days & 40 Nights."Among the artists Rudd says inspired his music are Ringo Starr, Mountain's Leslie West, Free/Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and Phil's AC/DC band mates Angus and Malcolm Young.  The album came together over the course of a number of years and was recorded at several different locations.  "I'm very happy for it to finally make its way out there and for people to hear it!" Rudd declares.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Panic! at the Disco Turns Hate Group's Protest into Money for Human Rights


Fueled by RamenPanic! at the Disco is as tired of the Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-gay hate-mongering as you probably are.  And they’ve found a great way to turn the organization’s protests against them.When they learned that the Westboro Baptist Church was planning to picket their Sunday night show in Kansas City, Missouri, Panic! at the Disco tweeted, “For every member of WBC that actually shows up we will donate $20 to @HRC #pride2014.”  HRC is the Human Rights Campaign, which bills itself as the world’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality.As it happened, only 13 Westboro picketers showed up Sunday night.  At $20 a head, that’s only $260.  That prompted another tweet from the band: “Thank you @WBCSays for the update on the total amount you donated to @HRC today. $20X13= weak. We're going to make it an even $1000.”  In addition, Panic! at the Disco said they’re donating five percent of their merchandise sales to the Human Rights Campaign.Panic! at the Disco’s next tour stop is Tuesday night in Milwaukee.  Check out the complete tour itinerary at PanicattheDisco.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 2014 ABC News Radio 

Stone Sour Posts Lyric Video for "House of Gold and Bones"


Roadrunner RecordsCorey Taylor must not be sleeping much this week. Within a day of posting a second album teaser for the new Slipknot album, Taylor's other project, Stone Sour, has just posted a new lyric video.The clip is for "The House of Gold and Bones" and it's not just lyrics on-screen; there's also some graphic novel-type illustrations providing visual drama. The song is from The House of Gold and Bones -- Part 2, which is of interest because it was released more than a year ago, in April 2013. The two singles from that record, which was the second volume of the Gold and Bones set, were released two months before and two months after the album hit stores. It seems likely the lyric video was put together to stir interest for Slipknot's new release, the details of which have been kept under tight wraps.What scant information there is about the new 'Knot collection must be gleaned from the two mysterious album trailers, both of which are streaming on the band's official Instagram page as well as Slipknot's website. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Primus and Puscifer Drummer Tim Alexander to Undergo Open-Heart Surgery


Timothy Norris/Getty ImagesTim Alexander, a drummer who's played with Primus and in Maynard James Keenan's experimental band Puscifer, has had a heart attack and will undergo open-heart surgery this week.A note on Puscifer's Facebook page announced the news, stating, "Calling All Cars! Rough news. @timalexander suffered a heart attack. Open Heart Surgery on Mon/Tues. Global Positive Thoughts, Por favor. @Puscifer We need our Herb the Ginseng Drummer aka Peter Merkin alive and thieving."Alexander joined Primus in 1988, but since then, he's left and then rejoined the band numerous times, according to Billboard.  He's featured on seven of their albums, including two of the best known: Pork Soda and Sailing the Seas of Cheese.  He's played on several Puscifer albums as well, and additionally has worked with another of Keenan's bands, A Perfect Circle.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails Joint Tour Kicks Off Saturday in Las Vegas


Live NationIf you don’t yet have your tickets, you’d better get cracking.  Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden kick off their co-headlining summer tour tonight at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.Both bands are embarking on a 26-city arena tour that wraps August 30 in Auburn, Washington.  It promises to be a hell of a show, with both veteran bands playing full sets each night.  In addition, Oneohtrix, Dillinger Escape Plan and Cold Cave will support Soundgarden and NIN on select dates. Original support act Death Grips is off the bill after unexpectedly disbanding earlier this month. For more information, hit SoundgardenWorld.com or NIN.com.  Here’s the complete tour itinerary7/19 -- Las Vegas, NV, Planet Hollywood 7/21 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 7/24 -- Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 7/26 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 7/27 -- Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 7/29 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center 7/30 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center 8/1 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 8/2 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center 8/4 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live 8/5 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 8/7 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion 8/8 -- Lakewood, GA, Aaron’s Amphitheatre 8/10 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre 8/11 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 8/14 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater 8/16 -- Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 8/17 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion 8/19 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Ampitheatre 8/21 -- Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre 8/22 -- Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8/24 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Ampitheatre 8/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl8/27 -- Wheatland, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheater8/29 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sleep Country Amphitheater8/30 -- Auburn, WA, White River AmphitheaterFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Lamb of God Drummer to Open Whiskey-Themed Restaurant


Image Courtesy Adrenaline PR Lamb of God's Chris Adler has found a good use for his time during the band's hiatus: the drummer announced that he's partnering with a Virginia-based resturanteur to open the Big Whiskey Grill in Richmond.Set to open in October, the Big Whiskey Grill will offer a 700-bottle whiskey selection, 150 craft beers and a 200-bottle wine list. It will also feature two separate kitchens to accommodate people with allergies and dietary restrictions, an idea sparked by Adler's wife. "My wife has suffered from severe food allergies for her entire life and has never been able to comfortably dine out -- and she's not alone," Adler said in a statement.  "I'm driven to create a safe environment for an dietary concern, choice or not."Adler also adds that he plans to be out front at the Big Whiskey Grill. "I won't be in the back behind a purple rope holding court," he says. "I'll be behind the bar serving up the gold."Lamb of God has been largely on hiatus since singer Randy Blythe was accused in the Czech Republic of being criminally liable for the death of a fan who had died after sustaining a head injury during the band's show in Prague.  Blythe was acquitted of criminal liability in the incident in March 2013.  In January, he announced on Instagram that he would not be "thinking about Lamb of God, touring, playing heavy metal, writing new Lamb of God material...for a good long while."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Eddie Vedder Posts Anti-War Essay on Website


Image Courtesy Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSA week after delivering an onstage rant that many have interpreted as being anti-Israel, Eddie Vedder has posted an essay on the Pearl Jam website that he hopes will shed some light on his position. The post is titled "Imagine That, I'm Still Anti-War,"and opens with the line from John Lennon's "Imagine": “You may say I’m a dreamer,… but I’m not the only one.”In the essay, Vedder says, in part, "some of us, after another morning dose of news coverage full of death and destruction, feel the need to reach out to others to see if we are not alone in our outrage. With about a dozen assorted ongoing conflicts in the news everyday, and with the stories becoming more horrific, the level of sadness becomes unbearable."That seems to suggest that Vedder was referring to war in general -- not merely the Israeli/Palestinian conflict specifically -- when he ranted onstage last week, "I swear to f***ing God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill!" and then went on to deliver a profanity-ridden speech about nations dropping bombs on each other and how everyone basically wants the same things and so we should all should try to get along. On the website post, Vedder says that his optimism is "not something I’m going to stop anytime soon...I’d rather be naïve, heartfelt and hopeful than resigned to say nothing for fear of misinterpretation and retribution."The Pearl Jam frontman closes mashing-up "Imagine" with a quote from Paul McCartney's "Listen to What the Man Said": "I hope someday you’ll join us... Won’t you listen to what the man said."Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scott Weiland Willing to Perform with Velvet Revolver for the "Easy Money"


Sony Legacy RecordingsWell, you can’t fault him for not being honest.  Former Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland says he’s willing to play some reunion gigs with his former bandmates, but not because he’s looking to reconcile -- he just needs the money.Despite his departure from Velvet Revolver six years ago -- it’s never been quite clear whether Weiland quit, was fired, or some combination of the two -- the singer tells the French-Canadian newspaper La Presse there are no hard feelings.“With Velvet Revolver, there’s no problem,” Weiland says.  “I even called the guys to suggest we do some shows together in a few months. We’re on good terms, but I don’t want to be a member of Velvet Revolver full-time.  If possible, I’d like for us to only do festivals.  Y’know, to make easy money.”Not that we’re likely to see a Weiland-Velvet Revolver reunion anytime soon: Weiland says the other VR members are either too busy to consider a reunion, or they don’t need the money.  “Dave [Kushner] made music for TV, the theme for Sons of Anarchy,” says Weiland.  “Duff [McKagan] made a lot of money in the stock market.  As for Slash, he put aside the money made from the Guns n’ Roses days.   Matt [Sorum] has done a bunch of stuff.”Even so, it sounds like Weiland will have a better chance of mending fences with Velvet Revolver than with Stone Temple Pilots.  It’s been almost 18 months since he was fired from the band, for reasons that remain murky, at least publicly.  His former bandmates then sued Weiland for performing STP songs during his solo shows and trading on the band’s name.  Weiland counter-sued, saying STP’s suit was without merit, since he co-founded STP and wrote much of the band’s material.So how are things are going on that front?  Not surprisingly, Weiland doesn’t have much to say.  “As for Stone Temple Pilots, we’re still in mediation and my lawyers have forbidden me from talking about what’s going on because it could be harmful [to our case],” he says. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Pearl Jam Guitarist Says Soundgarden Raised the Bar for Everyone


Mike LavineSoundgarden's Superunknown just celebrated its 20th anniversary, and it seems no one's a bigger fan of the 1994 album than someone else who was busy making music in those days -- Pearl Jam's Mike McCready. Though Soundgarden and Pearl Jam were in what McCready describes to Billboard as "a healthy competition," the guitarist has no problem admitting that "Soundgarden are kind of the masters of writing songs that aren't pop clichés." Furthermore, he says that Soundgarden songs have "very hard, strange timings but Chris Cornell makes the vocals memorable over the top of that. That, in itself, is an art."McCready says that Superunknown "is my favorite Soundgarden record...[because it] made me think, 'Okay, this is what can be done.'"Pearl Jam itself has an album turning 20 this year: Vitalogy, which contained several hits including "Better Man," "Spin the Black Circle," "Corduroy," and "Not for You." The album was released on vinyl on November 22, 1994 and on CD on December 6, 1994.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Johnny Depp Performs with Aerosmith in Massachusetts


Columbia RecordsJohnny Depp made a surprise appearance during Aerosmith's concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts, this past Wednesday, playing guitar with the band.A concertgoer tells People magazine, "He played guitar on the encore."The source tell the magazine the 51-year-old actor, dressed in jeans and a black knit cap, joined the band for their cover of the R&B classic "Train Kept A-Rollin.'"Depp's fiancée, actress Amber Heard, reportedly was backstage.Depp is no stranger to the live music scene. He's collaborated with Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson and other acts onstage in the past.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Film Directed by Linkin Park's Joe Hahn to Screen Next Week


Linkin Park; Joe Hahn, far right/James MinchinAs previously reported, Joe Hahn of Linkin Park has directed a movie called Mall. Slated for a fall release, the film will have a special advance screening next week at the 5th annual Nerd HQ event in San Diego.The movie is based on the Eric Bogosian book by the same name, and is focused on a group of people who've just survived a mall shooting. It stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Gina Gershon, and Cameron Monaghan of Shameless.Hahn has directed more than two dozen Linkin Park videos, including their latest, "Until It's Gone."Mall will screen on July 24 at Petco Park and will be followed by a Q&A with Joe Hahn and others.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd to Release First Solo Album


Image Courtesy of Columbia RecordsLooks like AC/DC fans will be getting more music from the guys than anyone bargained for in the coming months.  Not only is the work on the band's latest album finished, but drummer Phil Rudd has announced that he's releasing his first solo album.Rudd tells Australian radio station Triple M Sydney that the new album, Head Job, will be out, at least Down Under, on August 29."I hope everyone thinks this is a great album from start to finish because that's the idea," he says. "We didn't put anything on there that we didn't like. There's no filler."Rudd also puts in a word for AC/DC's forthcoming album.  "We're happy to have it done," he says.  Work on the album was recently completed in Bryan Adams' studio in Vancouver, Canada, where the band also recorded its last album, 2009's Black Ice.  So how does Head Job compare with the forthcoming AC/DC set?  Rudd says, "There's no comparisons between the two, but they're both very good." Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Judas Priest Scores Highest Debut Ever on "Billboard" 200 with "Redeemer of Soul


Image Courtesy Epic RecordsIf you think Judas Priest has been around too long to still make an impact on the charts, you've got another thing comin'!  The band has just scored their highest-charting album ever on the Billboard 200 with their new studio effort, Redeemer of Souls, which debuted at #6 after selling 33,000 copies its first week of release.Redeemer of Souls is the heavy-metal legends' 18th charting album overall, but marks their first trip into the top 10 of the Billboard tally.  The highest previous position the band reached on the chart was #11, with 2008's Nostradamus.  Redeemer of Souls also bowed at #5 in Canada, making it Judas Priest's highest-charting album in that country as well.In other news, Judas Priest has added several dates to its recently announced fall North American tour in support of Redeemer of Souls.  The trek, which kicks off October 1 in Rochester, New York, now extends through a November 22 show in Tacoma, Washington.Here's the complete, updated list of Priest's North American tour dates:10/1 - Rochester, NY, Main Street Armory 10/3 -- Hammond, IN, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino 10/4 -- Louisville, KY, Louder Than Life Fest at Champions 10/6 -- Montreal, Canada, Bell Centre10/7 -- Rama, Canada, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre10/9 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays 10/10 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Harrah's 10/11 -- Mashantucket, CT, MGM Grand Theater at Foxwood's 10/14 -- Lowell, MA, Tsongas Center at UMass 10/15 -- Allentown, PA, PPL Center 10/17 -- East Rutherford, NJ, Izod Center 10/18 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Petersen Events Center10/19 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre 10/21 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre10/22 -- Evansville, IN, Ford Center10/24 -- Baltimore, MD, Pier Six Pavilion 10/25 -- Portsmouth, VA, nTelos Wireless Pavilion10/26 -- Simpsonville, SC, Charter Amphitheatre10/28 -- Duluth, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center 10/30 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live Arena 11/2 -- Corpus Christi, TX, Concrete Street Amphitheater11/4 -- Laredo, TX, Laredo Energy Arena11/6 -- Allen, TX, Allen Event Center 11/7 -- Austin, TX, FunFunFun Fest 11/8 -- El Paso, TX, Don Haskins Center11/10 -- Los Angeles, CA, Nokia Theatre L.A. Live11/12 -- Phoenix, AZ, Jobing Arena 11/13 -- Highland, CA, San Manuel Casino 11/14 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl 11/16 -- San Jose, CA, City National Civic 11/18 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Maverik Center11/19 -- Denver, CO, 1STBANK Center11/21 -- Boise, ID, CenturyLink Arena11/22 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma DomeFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Slipknot Album Teaser Is Creepy and Vague


Image Courtesy Bobby TongsAs previously reported, the members of Slipknot have been working on a new album. The recording of the collection has been a little drama-filled: it's the first without bassist Paul Gray, who died of a drug overdose in 2010; drummer Joey Jordison was booted from the band at the end of last year; and guitarist Jim Root was asked to leave the band's side project, Stone Sour, though he's still with Slipknot. All very mysterious.Another mysterious thing is a recently posted video clip from Slipknot, with a very exciting sonic tone and some creepy imagery -- like what looks to be a severed ear -- but no concrete information about the album. Such has been the case in general about the new music: frontman Corey Taylor has refused to answer interview questions about the recording sessions and given only the most general of indications of how things are going, studio-wise.You can try to suss out the message by viewing the clip on Slipknot's Instagram page, but for concrete details...stay tuned.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

There's a New Blink-182 Album in the Works


Courtesy of Blink-182There've been plenty of rumors but now there's word from the band itself: a new Blink-182 album is in the works, though the process is just in the early stages.On frontman Tom DeLonge's official Instagram page is a funny picture of what looks to be high school-era shots of all three guys -- DeLonge, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus --along with the long-awaited news: "Rehearsals start today... And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink"As you might imagine, the response from fans was immediate and ecstatic. Shout-backs ranged from "OMGOMGOMG" to "IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SO LONG," and cheers in various languages.Blink-182 recently announced a show at O2 Academy Brixton in London on August 6. The band's last studio album was 2011's Neighborhoods.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Motley Crue Shocking Audience with "Cruecifly," Has Another Surprise in the Work


Image Courtesy Motley RecordsMotley Crue is two weeks into its last-ever outing as Motley Crue. It's called The Final Tour: All Bad Things Must Come to an End, and it will have the band on the road until at least 2016. One of the most over-the-top parts of the show is called Cruecifly -- it's a ceiling-level roller coaster on which drummer Tommy Lee cruises, riding his drum kit, which flips over and does other amazing things, all with Lee aboard.Though his drum set has flown during many past tours, Cruecifly is by far the highest, most outrageous and dangerous stunt Lee has ever been a part of. He tells ABC News Radio, "I've been wanting to do [this] my whole life, and [other tours have been] leading up to this. This is like the mothership."He says the beginning of Cruecifly came about innocently. "We started drawing it on paper one day, and you know, those cocktail napkins turn into reality and then you sit there and go, 'OH MY GOD.'"Other than the drum set blasting off in a rocket it's hard to imagine the stunt being any more outrageous, but Lee has another trick up his sleeve: "I wanted to add an extra seat," he admits to ABC News Radio, "because I wanted to take a fan with me, which we may still do. What's the problem? "We're still kinda messing around with the insurance company, because it's one thing to insure me over the audience, but it's another to insure another just regular folk that I pick out of the crowd," he says. "That's a whole other animal, so we're working on it." Motley Crue's The Final Tour hits Dallas, Texas tonight.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Special Memorial for Tommy Ramone Being Held Today on Long Island, New York


Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicA special memorial gathering and candlelight vigil honoring late Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone will be held at noon local time today in the town of Lido Beach on Long Island, New York. The event, which will be co-hosted by Dennis Dunne Sr., a legislator from New York's Nassau County, will take place at the Malibu Shore Club, the site of a popular alternative-rock venue where The Ramones frequently performed.The memorial celebration will be open to the public and will be followed by a special musical performance at the club that evening.Tommy, who was born Tamas Erdelyi, died on Friday at the age of 65 after a battle with bile-duct cancer.  He was the last surviving original member of The Ramones, and played on the band's first three studio albums -- 1976's The Ramones, and 1977's Leave Home and Rocket to Russia.  He also co-produced the latter two records, as well as 1984's Too Tough to Die.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tool Finally Explains the Long Delay Since Last Album


Tim CadienteIt’s been seven years since we’ve seen any new music from Tool, despite a rumor earlier this year that the long-awaited follow-up to 10,000 Days was done and about to be released.  So what’s the hang-up?  According to guitarist Adam Jones and drummer Danny Carey, it’s because a legal mole hill has turned into a mountain.The musicians tell Rolling Stone it all began in 2007, the year after 10,000 Days was released.   A friend of Jones’ brought legal action against Tool for artwork he said he created for the band, and for which he wanted credit.  Ironically, the insurance company Tool believed would defend them against lawsuits then itself filed suit against the band over “technicalities regarding the case.”  That prompted Tool to counter-sue to defend itself against the insurance company, and here we are.  Seven years on, and no new Tool music.  In the meantime, the band is spending “millions and millions and millions of dollars” litigating the whole thing, says Jones, when they’d rather be making new music.Not that the band hasn’t been doing that: Carey, Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor are writing new songs, a process they say has been bearing fruit.  Jones says they’ve even got one ten-minute track that’s “pretty much done,” but it hasn’t been easy with the ongoing legal drama.  “It's like we've been in a war,” says Jones.  “And it's unnecessary. It's just a shame."For his part, Carey says, "I'm hoping that we have something really solid recorded by the end of the year.  But we'll see how it goes. I thought that last year, too."You can read more at RollingStone.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 2014 ABC News Radio 

Billy Corgan to Play Acoustic Solo Show in Chicago Next Month


Paul ElledgeChicago-area Smashing Pumpkins fans will get a treat next month when frontman and founder Billy Corgan plays a special hometown solo acoustic set at the Ravinia Festival Saturday, August 30.Corgan will play a selection of songs from the Smashing Pumpkins catalog, as well as from Corgan’s solo efforts and his short-lived band, Zwan.  A performance highlight will be what’s being called a “Mellon Collie Suite” of songs to mark the 20th anniversary of Corgan’s writing of the 1995 Smashing Pumpkins double-CD release, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, the band’s most commercially successful album.“I feel like a songwriter, in that there’s this extensive body of work that sort of exists as if it never happened,” Corgan says in a statement.  “Most of that is my fault, and it’s my hope that going forward I’ll play just as much in an acoustic format as I do in an electric one.”  As for playing selections from his non-Smashing Pumpkins catalog, Corgan says, “that’s a joy, because many of the best songs have never been played, or in the case of those from the Zwan period, unplayed for over 10 years.”Any chance we’ll hear some new music during Corgan’s acoustic Ravinia Festival set?  "There’s a chance I’ll play one, maybe two, but the issue there is having new work judged before the album version is heard,” he says.For tickets and other info, head over to Ravinia.org.In other news, Corgan will be honored with the Alternative Press Vanguard Award at the Inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards this Monday, July 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, 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 2014 ABC News Radio 

Travis Barker to Re-Ink Tattoo Area Burned Off in 2008 Plane Crash


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionBlink-182 drummer Travis Barker -- who was severely burned when he survived a plane crash in 2008 -- is going under the ink gun to cover up some of the scarring.When accosted by a TMZ reporter outside a skate park in L.A. and asked about his tattoos, Barker said that he got his first tattoo at the age of 16 on his leg. It featured the word "Bones," his nickname because he was so skinny. When the reporter asked to see it, Barker said, "It's gone, man, I actually lost it in my plane crash...but I'm gonna do my legs over again. I've got a second chance at my legs."That "second chance" description is spot-on: Barker was one of only two survivors of the plane crash, which took place after a show on September 19, 2008. He sustained serious burns and underwent 16 surgeries in his recovery. Since the crash, when asked "How are you," Barker's standard response is, "Blessed."Barker's most recent musical composition is a track called "Live Forever" on the 22 Jump Street soundtrack.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News RadioUnfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.Travis Barker -- My First Tat Burned Off in Plane Crash ... But I'm Gonna Fix It - Watch More Celebrity Videos or Subscribe

Motley Crue Shocking Audience with Cruecifly, Has Another Surprise in the Works


Image Courtesy Motley Records/Eleven Seven MusicMotley Crue is two weeks into its last-ever outing as Motley Crue. It's called The Final Tour: All Bad Things Must Come to an End, and it will have the band on the road until at least 2016. One of the most over-the-top parts of the show is called Cruecifly -- it's a ceiling-level roller coaster on which drummer Tommy Lee cruises, riding his drum kit, which flips over and does other amazing things, all with Lee aboard.Though his drum set has flown during many past tours, Cruecifly is by far the highest, most outrageous and dangerous stunt Lee has ever been a part of. He tells ABC News Radio, "I've been wanting to do [this] my whole life, and [other tours have been] leading up to this. This is like the mothership."He says the beginning of Cruecifly came about innocently. "We started drawing it on paper one day, and you know, those cocktail napkins turn into reality and then you sit there and go, 'OH MY GOD.'"Other than the drum set blasting off in a rocket it's hard to imagine the stunt being any more outrageous, but Lee has another trick up his sleeve: "I wanted to add an extra seat," he admits to ABC News Radio, "because I wanted to take a fan with me, which we may still do. What's the problem? "We're still kinda messing around with the insurance company, because it's one thing to insure me over the audience, but it's another to insure another just regular folk that I pick out of the crowd," he says. "That's a whole other animal, so we're working on it."Motley Crue's The Final Tour hits Austin, Texas tonight.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Gavin Rossdale to Advise Wife Gwen Stefani's Team on "The Voice"


Trae Patton/NBCGavin Rossdale has a new job.  In addition to being the frontman of Bush, and dad to his three boys with wife Gwen Stefani, he's also the new adviser for her team on the upcoming season of The Voice.In an interview with Access Hollywood, Rossdale says, "I don't know how it came about, but it was just one of those things [where] the idea was mentioned – I wasn't even sure who was mentioning it – and then it came around to, 'So, next week you ready? You are gonna come and do this?'" Rossdale says he'll definitely be less of a focal point on the show than his wife, and that's the point."The main thing from my perspective," he says, "is just to make sure that Gwen is so good and excellent like all the other judges on the show, [and] to not interrupt and to normally let her speak, let her do her thing and I'm just like a side thing."Stefani says her husband -- with whom she's never partnered professionally outside of music -- is a good choice for adviser because "He is super articulate and he has a really good opinion and he is smart. He's been doing a really good job.""We both have...a lot of experience in the sense that when you look back at all the shows and all the things we've done...I mean, we met touring together and doing hundreds of shows," she adds.Gwen makes her debut as a coach on season 7 of The Voice, which begins September 22 on NBC.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Bright Eyes Singer Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Admits She Lied


Team Love RecordsThe woman who accused Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst of rape has admitted that she lied "to get attention." That according to a statement from the accuser, published by Buzzfeed.Joanie Faircloth alleged that Oberst was hitting on her backstage after a North Carolina concert in 2003 and then forced himself on her after she told him she was a virgin.  She would have been 16 years old at the time of the alleged incident.Faircloth now admits in a notarized statement, "The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100% false. I made up those lies about him to get attention while I was going through a difficult period in my life and trying to cope with my son’s illness."The statement continues, "I publicly retract my statements about Conor Oberst, and sincerely apologize to him, his family, and his fans for writing such awful things about him. I realize that my actions were wrong and could undermine the claims of actual sexual assault victims and for that I also apologize. I’m truly sorry for all the pain that I caused.”The negative publicity Faircloth created with her fake story may have cost Oberst real money.  He claims his publishing company did not pick up a $200,000 option after Faircloth came forward with her rape allegation.  Conor filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against Faircloth in February.  There's no public word yet how Faircloth's apology and retraction might affect Oberst's suit.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio