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Flea Says New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album will be "Super Danceable" and "Introsp


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

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


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

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


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

Smashing Pumpkins Release New Song, "Being Beige"


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

Foo Fighters Announce Concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field


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

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


T-Boy Records/Universal Music EnterprisesP.O.D. has a new record label and a new sound. The band has signed with T-Boy Records and Universal Music Enterprises, and their first release under the new partnership will be the first unplugged album, titled SoCal Sessions.Set to drop November 17, SoCal Sessions features 12 newly-recorded acoustic versions of some of P.O.D.'s biggest hits, including "Youth of the Nation" and "Alive." The album follows Sevendust's Time Travelers & Bonfires, which was released early this year, as another all-unplugged album from a band known for their heavy riffs.For P.O.D. fans who crave the their heavy, electric sound, the band has also announced they've begun writing their ninth studio album. The currently-untitled album of all new original songs will be released in 2015. P.O.D.'s last studio album was 2012's Murdered Love.Here is the track list for SoCal Sessions:"Panic ‘n Run""Will You""Youth of a Nation""No Ordinary Love Song""Strength of My Life""Alive""Higher""It Can't Rain Every Day""Lost in Forever""I'll Be Ready""Beautiful""Set Your Eyes to Zion"Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Coldplay Announces Release Date for "Ghost Stories Live 2014"


Image Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsColdplay's new concert film and live album, Ghost Stories Live 2014, will be released November 24 on CD/DVD and digital formats. Shot in Los Angeles by Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale, the film documents the band's intimate March 2014 performance of Ghost Stories two month's prior to the album's release."The Ghost Stories show at Sony Studios was a very special moment for our band," says Chris Martin in a statement. "The magic theatre built by our incredible crew with the 360 screens was literally a dream come true. And it was the first time anyone outside of our studio had heard the new songs. This film is basically our original vision for the Ghost Stories album."The accompanying live album will feature audio recorded from Coldplay's shows shows in London, Sydney, Paris, Cologne, New York and Los Angeles during the band's 2014 tour.The package also includes eight music videos, including the extended director's cut of the "Magic" video and two new films for B-sides "All Your Friends" and "Ghost Story."Parts of Ghost Stories Live 2014 aired in the US and UK in May 2014 as the "Coldplay TV Special," and the film has already been nominated for Best Live Coverage at this year's UK Music Video Awards.Here is the full track list for the Ghost Stories Live 2014 DVD/CD:DVD"Always in My Head""Magic""Ink""True Love""Midnight""Another's Arms""Oceans""A Sky Full Of Stars""O"Music videos"Midnight""Magic" (Extended Director's Cut)"A Sky Full of Stars""True Love""Ink" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)"All Your Friends""Ghost Story""Always in My Head" (Artwork Animation)Alternate Live Takes"Always in My Head""Oceans"CD"Always in My Head" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)                                                   "Magic" (Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney)                                                                                             "Ink" (Live at Le Casino de Paris, Paris)                                                                                         "True Love" (Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney)                                        "Midnight" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)                                        "Another's Arms" (Live at the Beacon Theatre, New York)                                                                   "Oceans" (Live at E-Werk, Cologne)"A Sky Full of Stars" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)"O" (Live at Royce Hall, Los Angeles)Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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


Image Courtesy of Bobby TongsEver since Scott Weiland left Velvet Revolver in 2008, the band has been looking for a new lead singer. It turns out that Slipknot's Corey Taylor almost got the gig."The closest [Velvet Revolver got to replacing Weiland] would have to be Corey," Slash said at a Q&A session with Rolling Stone Australia. "Everybody was rallying for him, and I love Corey to death."However, Slash felt that Corey's singing style ultimately did not mesh with what the band wanted to do."You know how Corey sings, it's a very macho kind of thing," he said. "But it didn't have certain elements that I thought it needed, so we just didn't go down that path."You can view the entire Q&A session on Rolling Stone Australia's YouTube page.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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


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

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


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

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


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

Fall Out Boy Releases Video for "Centuries"


Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementIt may seem like Foo Fighters week, with the their Late Show residency and the debut tonight of Sonic Highways, but Fall Out Boy has had a pretty good week, too. So far, the band released "Immortals," which will appear on the Big Hero 6 soundtrack, and frontman Patrick Stump and his wife Elisa Yao welcomed their first child into the world -- a baby boy named Declan. Now, FOB has released the video for their single, "Centuries."In keeping with the epic nature of the song's title and lyrics, the video for "Centuries" finds the members of FOB appearing as gladiators in ancient Rome, facing their own "David vs. Goliath" situation. Stick around for the end of the video, which features a cameo from rapper Rick Ross."Getting back up. Dusting it off. My dad used to tell me the most important part of any of it was getting back up on the horse -- I didn’t grow up on a farm -- but it still applied," says Pete Wentz in a press statement. "David vs. Goliath, us vs. them, you vs. the world… brains, talent and luck are great but heart will always trump them. That is the sentiment of this video.”"Centuries" is the first single off of FOB's next album, which has been shrouded in secrecy. You can view the video for "Centuries" on the band's YouTube page.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

The Real Reason U2's Bono Always Wears Sunglasses


A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Michael YadaIf you've ever thought U2 frontman Bono's habit of always wearing shades was merely a rock star affectation, well, get ready to eat some crow: turns out there's a serious medical reason behind it.On Friday's episode of BBC TV's The Graham Norton Show, when host Norton asks Bono if he ever takes off his sunglasses, the 54-year-old singer replies, "This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years."Glaucoma results in a buildup of pressure around the eye, which if untreated can led to nerve damage and even blindness.  The eyes of glaucoma sufferers are sensitive to light, which is why many wear shades.Bono calmed fans' fears by adding, "I have good treatments and I am going to be fine," but jokes, "You're not going to get this out of your head now, and you'll be saying 'Ah, poor old blind Bono.'"The singer also addressed the controversy over the recent release of U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, which was provided for free to iTunes users worldwide.  Many fans resented the fact that the album automatically downloaded into their iTunes playlists."We wanted to do something fresh but it seems some people don't believe in Father Christmas," Bono tells Norton on Friday's show. "All those people who were uninterested in U2 are now mad at U2. As far as we are concerned, it's an improvement."The full interview with Bono and the rest of U2 airs Friday night in the U.K.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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


Image Courtesy of Touchstone BooksLongtime Ramones drummer Marky Ramone will publish a new memoir early next year that will focus on his eventful life and music career both in and out of the pioneering punk band.  Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone will hit stores on January 13, 2015.Born Marc Bell, the Brooklyn-born drummer cut his teeth during the early '70s with the proto-metal group Dust, then went on to play with cross-dressing glam-punk singer Wayne County and influential punk act Richard Hell and the Voidoids, putting him at the epicenter of New York's edgy rock scene.  He joined the Ramones in 1978 after the departure of the band's original drummer, Tommy, and was featured on many of the group's best-known songs, including "I Wanna Be Sedated," "Rock 'n' Roll High School," "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio" and "Pet Sematary."In Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, Marky recounts his many adventures with The Ramones, the band members dysfunctional relationships and his own struggles with alcohol.  The drummer was fired from The Ramones in late 1982, but rejoined the rockers in 1987 and stayed with them until their 1996 breakup.  Sadly, all of the original Ramones have since passed away, but Marky remains, and he's continuing the band's legacy in a new group called Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg.Marky and his current group will celebrate the arrival of Punk Rock Blitzkrieg with a special book-release concert on January 17 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.  Special guest Andrew W.K. will be on hand to sing lead at the show.  Tickets for the event are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.  Special VIP tickets also are available offering fans a meet-and-greet with Marky and Andrew, as well as a signed copy of the book."These songs are too good not to be played," says Ramone in a statement.  "I am really looking forward to playing live once more in my hometown of NYC, and celebrating the arrival of the book." Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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


Image Courtesy of Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSDuring Thursday night's Pearl Jam concert in Jack White's hometown of Detroit, Eddie Vedder took a moment to express his condolences over the death of keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. Owens, who most recently played in White's band, as well as with The Mars Volta, died earlier this week of a heart attack while on tour in Mexico.  He was 38.According to Billboard, Vedder called White "a friend of the whole group, a great player, a great writer and visionary.""We send our heart out to [White] and his band...The only thing we can do is try to take energy here [at the concert] so we can remember [Owens] fondly," Vedder continued. He then dedicated the song "Light Years" to the late keyboardist.White has canceled the remainder of his band's Mexico tour dates.In 2000, Vedder dedicated "Light Years" to Sony Music's Diane Muus, according to Pearl Jam fan-site TwoFeetThick.com. Muus, who knew the band well, also died young at 33.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Dave Grohl Says "Sonic Highways" Series Will Celebrate "Unsung Heroes"


Image Courtesy of Steve GullickYou may have heard that Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters recorded their newest album, Sonic Highways, in a less-than traditional way. The band traveled across the country as they recorded Sonic Highways in iconic American music cities and studios. Along the way, Grohl would interview musicians who artistically represented each city. The whole process will be documented in Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, an HBO documentary series that premieres tonight, October 17, at 11 p.m. ET.For Grohl, Sonic Highways gave him a chance to try something new."We could just go and make another record in a studio and hit the road and sell a bunch of t-shirts," he said at a recent Los Angeles panel. But Grohl and the band had a different idea."We've been a band for twenty years now. Let's go to tiny studios all over the country, tell the story of music from that city and what is it about each one of these cities that influences the music that comes from there," he said. "Because there are real reasons. Cultural influence from each one of these places. There's a reason why jazz came from New Orleans. There's a reason why country went to Nashville and why the blues went to Chicago."In his journey to tell the story of American music, Grohl spoke with many famous faces, including country legend Dolly Parton, of whom he says "nobody is cooler," and President Barack Obama.Grohl felt that speaking to the president was integral to telling the telling of that story."I wanted [President Obama] to talk about America as a country where you have the opportunity to start with nothing like Buddy Guy -- make your guitar from strings and wires in your screen porch, and then become a blues legend that's inducted into the Kennedy Center," he said. "Or be a high school dropout from Springfield, Virginia that winds up in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or being a kid from Hawaii that winds up being the president."Though he talked with a lot of stars, Grohl was most impressed from the stories he heard from lesser-known artists. He felt like it was these lesser known artists who had the power to truly inspire."The idea is that you tell the stories of these unsung studios and these unsung musicians, and that's when people start feeling inspired," Grohl said. "That's when you get a kid in his basement watching the guitar player of [punk band] Naked Raygun say 'You shouldn't be intimidated by your heroes, you should be inspired by them.'"Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Foo Fighters Perform with Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick on "Late Show"


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

"Big Hero 6" Soundtrack, Featuring New Fall Out Boy Song, Gets Release Date


Image Courtesy of Walt Disney RecordsThe next album with new Fall Out Boy music will be the soundtrack for the Disney animated film Big Hero 6. The soundtrack, which features the FOB song "Immortals," will be released digitally on November 4 and on CD November 21.Fall Out Boy wrote "Immortals," which was released earlier this week, specifically for the film. The song will play over a sequence that finds the the protagonists of Big Hero 6 transform from "super smart individuals to a band of high-tech heroes.""They're testing out their new super suits for the first time in the scene," says Pete Wentz in a statement. "Some of it works -- some of it doesn't. You get the sense that they're stepping into a bigger role. The story's in the DNA of Fall Out Boy. It is an authentic story and it's who our band is -- we've always identified with the underdog."The rest of the soundtrack album will feature the film's score, written by Henry Jackman. The composer also scored Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Wreck-It Ralph.Big Hero 6 the film, which is based on the Marvel comics of the same name, will hit theaters November 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 2014 ABC News Radio

Mastodon to Play "The Late Show with David Letterman"


Image Courtesy of Travis Shinn/Reprise RecordsMastodon will be bringing "The Motherload" to late night. The band will be playing their latest single on The Late Show with David Letterman for the October 27 episode. If their performance of "The Motherload" is anything like its video, then twerking may be involved."The Motherload" is the latest single off of Mastodon's 2014 album Once More 'Round The Sun, which reached the number one spot on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart. The band is releasing a special-edition picture disc featuring the single for Record Store Day's "Black Friday" event.Mastodon begins their North American tour Wednesday in Boise, Idaho. The tour will conclude November 8 in Orlando, Florida.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

Weezer, Hozier Hit Top Ten on "Billboard" 200


Image Courtesy of Emily ShurBoth the old guard and the young guns of alternative are making waves on the Billboard 200.Weezer's ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 chart, marking their seventh straight top-ten appearance. Weezer's last album, 2010's Hurley, peaked at number six.Meanwhile, hot off his appearance on Saturday Night Live, Hozier's debut self-titled album came in at number two. The album's debut marked the second-highest position on the Billboard 200 for a new artist this year. Both bands are currently on tour through North America. Weezer's tour will wrap up December 9 with a stop at the KeyArena in Seattle, WA, and Hozier will conclude his trek with a two-night stand at New York City's Irving Plaza from November 5-6.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

Green Day, The Flaming Lips, Mastodon Among Record Store Day's "Black Friday" Re


Image Courtesy of Felisha Tolentino/Reprise Records'Tis the season for limited edition vinyl releases. Green Day, The Flaming Lips and Mastodon will all be releasing special pieces for Record Store Day's "Black Friday" celebration. The records will be sold only at independent record stores.Both Green Day and The Flaming Lips will be re-releasing rare material for the first time on vinyl. Tune In Tokyo, a 2001 Green Day live recording from Japan, will be printed on transparent blue vinyl, while Atlas Eets Christmas -- The Flaming Lips' secret 2007 Christmas CD under the pseudonym "Imagene Peise" -- will be printed on transparent red vinyl. Both records will be limited to 5,000 copies.Mastodon will be releasing "The Motherload" single on a 12-inch picture disc, which will also be limited to 5,000 copies. The single's B-side will feature an exclusive instrumental version of "Halloween."The full lineup of releases has yet to be announced.Record Store Day's "Black Friday" will take place on November 28. After beginning in 2007 as a way to get people to buy vinyl records from independent stores, Record Store Day added a Black Friday event to its annual yearly celebration in 2011. Record Store Day proper is held in April.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jack White Keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens Died from a Heart Attack


Image Courtesy of Nasty Little Man PRKeyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, who has worked with Jack White and The Mars Volta, died of a heart attack."The coroner has determined that Ikey Owens died from a heart attack the morning of October 14 at approximately 4 am," reads a statement from White's press rep. "The only drugs found in his room were a small amount of marijuana.""He was a beloved member of the music community as well as his hometown of Long Beach, CA," the statement continues.Owens was on tour with White in Mexico when he passed away Tuesday morning at age 38. White has cancelled his remaining Mexico tour dates.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

Iggy Pop Reprimands U2, Praises Thom Yorke in BBC John Peel Lecture


Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesIggy Pop has a lot of thoughts on today's methods of musical distribution, specifically when it comes to U2 and Thom Yorke, and he shared them all as the deliverer of the annual John Peel Lecture for BBC Music.In the lecture, which was on the topic of "Free Music in a Capitalist Society," Iggy criticized U2 for the way they automatically downloaded their album Songs of Innocence into the accounts of every iTunes user."The people who don't want the free U2 download are trying to say, 'Don't try to force me.'  And they've got a point," he said.  "Part of the process when you buy something from an artist, it's a kind of anointing, you are giving people love.  It's your choice to give or withhold.  You are giving a lot of yourself, besides the money.  But in this particular case, without the convention, maybe some people felt like they were robbed of that chance and they have a point."Meanwhile, Iggy praised Yorke for his similarly unusual album release method.  The Radiohead frontman released his new solo record, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, via the file-sharing site BitTorrent."I actually think that what Thom Yorke has done with BitTorrent is very good," he said.  "All pirates want to go legit, just like I wanted to be respectable.  It's normal.  After a while people feel like you're a crook, it's too hard to do business.  So it's good in this case that Thom Yorke is encouraging a positive change.  The music is good.  It's being offered at a low price direct to people who care."You can listen to the whole lecture on BBC Radio'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

Bono Apologizes for the Way "Songs of Innocence" Was Released


Image Courtesy of UMusicIf you're one of the people who wasn't thrilled when U2's latest album showed up uninvited in your iTunes account, Bono has something he'd like to say:"Oops."That's the U2 frontman's initial response during a Facebook Q&A to a question asking the band to "never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people's playlists ever again?  It's really rude."  Songs of Innocence was automatically downloaded into the account of every iTunes user September 9, when Apple announced the new iPhone 6."I'm sorry about that," Bono continued. "I had this beautiful idea, one that we got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing -- drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the past few years might not be heard. There's a lot of noise out there, I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it."Not everyone was unhappy with the way Songs of Innocence was distributed: the album was downloaded in full 26 million times.The four members of U2 also answered some lighter questions during the Q&A, such as why bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. didn't get cool names like "Bono" or "The Edge.""I think that's a little unfair," Mullen joked in response.You can view the entire Q&A session on Facebook.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Foo Fighters Releasing New Song on Thursday


Image Courtesy of RCA RecordsThe week of the Foo continues.In addition to playing a full week of shows on The Late Show with David Letterman, the debut of their HBO documentary on Friday and a concert live-stream immediately following that debut, Foo Fighters have announced that they will release the first song off their new album, Sonic Highways, this Thursday, Octcober 16."The rumors are true…this Thursday you'll hear the first song on our new album," reads a tweet from the band's Twitter account.The documentary series, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, premieres Friday, October 17, on HBO at 11 p.m. ET.  The series will follow the band as they travel from city to city interviewing other musicians and recording the album Sonic Highways, which will be released November 10.  A live-stream of their Chicago show will take place on Facebook at 11:59 p.m. after the first episode concludes.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

Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Keyboardist for Jack White, Has Died


Image Courtesy of Nasty Little Man PRIsaiah “Ikey” Owens, who played keyboards in Jack White's band, has died. He was 38 years old.Mexican publication Periodico Digital reported that Owens died in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico.  Owens was on tour with White in Mexico at the time of his death the exact cause of which has yet to be determined. White has canceled the remainder of his Mexico tour."It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, band mates and fans," read a press statement from White's rep. "We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist."Owens also played with Mars Volta and Free Moral Agents.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Fall Out Boy Releases New Single, "Immortals"


Image Courtesy of Paul Drinkwater/NBCFall Out Boy could be immortal, just not for long.That's what Patrick Stump sings on his band's new single, "Immortals." The dance-y track will appear on the soundtrack of Marvel's new animated film, Big Hero 6."Immortals" is currently streaming on FOB's YouTube page. The accompanying video starts with the band picking the single on a jukebox, and the rest of it just shows the record spinning on a very complicated looking record player.Last month, FOB released "Centuries," the lead single from the band's sixth studio album, which has been shrouded in secrecy.Big Hero 6 will hit theaters on November 7. FOB's song "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)," off their 2013 album, Save Rock and Roll, is featured in the film's trailer.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

Tom Morello Releases Studio Version of "Marching on Ferguson"


ABC NewsLast month, Tom Morello played a new song entitled "Marching on Ferguson" at a benefit concert in Los Angeles. The song was a reaction to the shooting death of Michael Brown and its ongoing aftermath in Ferguson, MO. Now, the Rage Against the Machine guitarist has released a studio version of the protest track, which you can download now for free at Ferguson October.The song is the first in the Artists for Ferguson series, which will feature exclusive works from artists influenced by the events happening in Ferguson and the St. Louis area."I've witnessed countless incidents of racially motivated police brutality in my lifetime and it's time to say ‘Enough!’ in the name of all those wrongfully killed and abused," Morello writes on his Soundcloud page. "For all the courageous men and women raising their voices against injustice in #‎Ferguson, and beyond, give 'em hell. This song is for you."Though the "Marching on Ferguson" download is free, you can also donate to Ferguson October at the website, which declares "Money raised from the purchases of artist downloads will be contributed to the legal fund local organizations created for those arrested in the protests demanding change in the St. Louis area."Morello is currently working on his debut solo record.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