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Atreyu to Release New Album in September


Image Courtesy of Atom Splitter PRAtreyu will release their comeback album this September. The band confirmed the news in a Facebook post, along with the words "Long Live," which could be the new record's title.Last fall, Atreyu returned with "So Others May Live," their first new song in five years. The band released "So Others May Live," along with another new track titled "When the Day is Done," as a seven-inch single for this year's Record Store Day. Atreyu's last album was 2009's  Congregation of the Damned.Before the new album comes out, Atreyu will be hitting up a few summer festivals, including the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds and the Amnesia Rockfest in Quebec.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Billie Joe Armstrong Thanks Fall Out Boy for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductio


Pamela Littky; BBGunPRFall Out Boy got the opportunity to honor their heroes by inducting Green Day into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month, and now Billie Joe Armstrong has expressed his appreciation for the Chicago band and their induction speech."I just want to thank Fall Out Boy for an amazing induction speech at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame," Armstrong writes on Instagram. "Heartfelt and eloquent. Stay weird fellas!"In his speech, FOB bassist Pete Wentz spoke of Green Day's most punk rock moments, including their 2004 album American Idiot."When in an era of basically no socially-conscious discourse in pop music, you put out a scathingly political rock opera and somehow managed to make that your career-redefining, Grammy-winning, smash-hit second act," Wentz said. "That was insanely f***ing punk rock!"Last week, Armstrong took to social media to express his gratitude to the Green Day fanbase."I can't express enough how much love is in my heart for all of you in our Green Day community," he wrote. "For me to try to put it into words almost feels awkward. Sometimes I don't always like to use the word 'fan'. I think I can speak on behalf of me [bassist] Mike [Dirnt] and Tre [Cool] when I call you family or community. Because you all truly grew up together with us and shared this journey together."The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which included performances by Dave Grohl, Beck and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, will air on HBO May 30.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. ps . I just want to thank fall out boy for an amazing induction speech at the rock n roll hall of fame. heartfelt and eloquent. stay weird fellas! Billie JoeA photo posted by Billie Joe Armstrong (@billiejoearmstrong) on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:21pm PDT 

Billy Corgan Joins TNA Wrestling


Image Courtesy of Martha's MusicWrestling aficionado Billy Corgan has joined forces with TNA Wrestling. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman joins the company as a senior producer for  creative and talent development and will help develop characters and story lines for TNA's Impact Wrestling show."Saying I'm humbled and honored by this opportunity to be part of TNA, a world-class wrestling organization, is an understatement and a dream come true," says Corgan in a statement. He also added on Twitter that his involvement with TNA will be a "full-time endeavor."Corgan is well known as a wrestling fan, having founded Resistance Pro Wrestling in his hometown of Chicago. He also appeared in an ad for a previous TNA pay-per-view match.In the meantime, Corgan will be taking The Pumpkins' material on an acoustic tour for the first time beginning June 15 in Buffalo, New York. Following that, he'll join up with Marilyn Manson to bring The End Times tour, which starts July 7 in Concord, California.Impact Wrestling airs Friday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Destination America.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Motörhead Canceled Brazil Show Due to Health Reasons; Lemmy Feeling "Much Better


Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty ImagesMotörhead canceled their appearance at the Monsters of Rock festival in Brazil over the weekend -- apparently because of something frontman Lemmy ate.A statement on the band's Facebook page reads, "Due to a food related tummy problem, unfortunately Lemmy was not able to perform the show in São Paulo."The statement goes on, "He is already feeling much better and ready to continue the South America dates!" Motörhead's next tour date is April 28 in Curitiba, Brazil.Lemmy, who's 69 and diabetic, has long had health issues, which have cause Motörhead to cancel shows in the past."Lemmy regrets this mishap very much and is looking forward to making it up to all the fans," the statement 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Marilyn Manson's "The Pale Emperor" Was Released as a PlayStation Disc


Image Courtesy of Loma VistaWhen Marilyn Manson released his latest album, The Pale Emperor, earlier the year, the record was distributed in the usual physical and digital formats. However, Marilyn Manson being Marilyn Manson, the shock rocker wanted to shake things up a bit by also releasing The Pale Emperor as a PlayStation disc.No, there isn't an actual video game on the PlayStation version of The Pale Emperor. Instead, Manson was after the aesthetic of those old PS discs, which were manufactured with a pure black ink finish -- something that certainly suits Manson's sound and style."When you open the CD it's pitch black," art director Hassan Rahim tells KillScreenDaily.com. "But we also added a thermal texture on top -- after it gets hot during playback, the disc comes out all white."That transition between white in black is particularly fitting for Manson's most recent album, given that it's called The Pale Emperor.Meanwhile, Manson will be touring with The Smashing Pumpkins this summer on The End Times tour, which certainly sounds like the name of a video game. The End Times begin July 7 in Concord, California. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scott Weiland Says His Band Will "Always Be Different" Following Death of Guitar


Credit: Jamie WeilandThe day before the release of Blaster, the debut album from Scott Weiland's new project, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, Jeremy Brown, the band's lead guitarist, died at the age of 34. Brown had been working with Weiland since the singer's 2008 album, "Happy" in Galoshes, and he wrote the majority of the instrumental parts on Blaster."No one will ever fill Jeremy's huge shoes," Weiland tells ABC Radio. "It'll always be different from now on. It's just been something that's incredibly hard to even imagine. I wake up in the morning and it hits me and it's just like a kick in the n**s."Weiland made the difficult decision to go on with the band's scheduled tour despite Brown's passing, recruiting guitarist Nick Maybury to join the band."We are doing this tour," Weiland says. "I know that because of the tragedy of Jeremy passing away there were a lot of people that were thinking that we weren't going to be doing this tour, and we are doing it. We're going to be rocking out, so come and rock out with us."Brown's death adds even greater personal meaning to an already personal album. Many of the songs on Blaster, such as "Way She Moves," are inspired by Weiland's wife, Jamie."She's my muse," Weiland tells ABC Radio. "She's an artist as well, and she affects me emotionally, she affects me artistically, she affects me on every level. I'm deeply in love, and I can't help but have her be my muse."It's no surprise, then, that Weiland names "Way She Moves" and "Modzilla," which contains what he considers to be Brown's best guitar riff, as his favorite songs to perform live."They're unique in their own way, and they just kind of get me shaking my a**," Weiland says.  Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts' tour continues tomorrow, April 28 in Corpus Cristi, Texas.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Stone Temple Pilots' Robert DeLeo to Guest on New Album from Def Leppard's Phil


Image Courtesy Mad Ink PRAs a member of a band that is now fronted by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo has had experience with high-profile collaborations. Now, he's lending his talents to Delta Deep, a new blues-inspired project from Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen."We really wanted Robert in this band," Collen says. "He had the added firepower of being the premiere pioneer and most 'badass bass player' to come out of the alternative rock explosion."Delta Deep's self-titled debut, which will be released in June, also features vocalist Debbi Blackwell-Cook and drummer Forrest Robinson. Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot will also guest on the record.Meanwhile, DeLeo is currently on tour with STP. The headlining trek will conclude April 30 in Philadelphia.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Halestorm and The Pretty Reckless Score Number Ones on "Billboard's" Rock Charts


Atlantic RecordsHalestorm and The Pretty Reckless are currently ruling the road on their joint tour, and they're ruling Billboard's rock charts, too. Halestrom's latest album, Into the Wild Life, has debuted at number one on Top Rock Albums, while The Pretty Reckless' single, "Follow Me Down," has reached number one at Mainstream Rock Songs.Into the Wild Life, Halestorm's third album, also debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. The album sold 52,000 copies, more than doubling the 24,000 copies the band's last album, 2012's The Strange Case Of..., sold in its first week. The Strange Case Of... peaked at number seven on Top Rock Albums and 15 on the Billboard 200.Meanwhile, "Follow Me Down" gives The Pretty Reckless three number-one hits on Mainstream Rock Songs, following "Messed Up World" and "Heaven Knows." The Pretty Reckless is only the second band to have their first three charted songs hit number one -- 3 Doors Down first achieved that feat between 2000 and 2001 with "Kryptonite," "Loser," and "Duck and Run."Halestorm's tour with The Pretty Reckless wraps up June 3 in Salt Lake City, Utah.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Launches New Solo Project, The Arcs


Credit: Danny ClinchSix years after the release of his debut solo album, The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is launching a new solo project. The new band, called The Arcs, will release two boxing-themed songs, "Stay in My Corner" and "Tomato Can," on one seven-inch single May 2, the same day as the much-anticipated Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight. The single will only be available in independent record stores."I just wanted to do my thing and get extra weird," Auerbach tells Rolling Stone of the new project. "I wanted everything to flow [and] be cohesive. A lot of the songs bleed one into the other, a lot like the Grateful Dead -- my favorite records that they did. So I've got a lot of connected songs. It's basically everything I love about music all wrapped up into one record -- that's all!"The Arcs' full-length debut album will be released this summer. Auerbach's last -- and so far, only -- solo album, Keep It Hid, came out in 2009.Before The Arcs' debut is released, Auerbach will reconvene with The Black Keys to make up tour dates that were canceled due to a shoulder injury drummer Patrick Carney suffered earlier this year.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Gerard Way and Hayley Williams Support Frances Bean Cobain Against Tabloids


Credits: Eric Ray Davidson; ABC/Lou RoccoAfter Frances Bean Cobain spoke at the Los Angeles premiere of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck on April 21, a few Internet tabloids criticized the way she looked. Cobain, who's an executive producer on the film, fired back at the media on her Twitter, and she received support from former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and Paramore frontwoman Haley Williams."Apparently I'm not well because I dressed like morticia Addams last night and am pale?" Cobain tweeted, referring to the character from the TV show The Addams Family. "Okay media spin cycle, okay. #slownewsday"Way offered his support, tweeting "f the media and the sun," the latter reference apparently meaning the offending British tabloid.  Williams added, "I get psyched every time ppl don't understand how I dress. It's like they're congratulating you for being your own!"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first fully authorized documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, opens in select theaters today. The film will air on HBO May 4.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor Selling L.A. Home for $4.5 Million


Image Courtesy of The Fun StarTrent Reznor's house in on the market. According to the Los Angles Times, the Nine Inch Nails frontman is listing the property, located in the Beverly Crest neighborhood in Los Angeles, for just under $4.5 million.Naturally, the five-bedroom house includes a "sound-proofed media studio" located in a converted garage. Other amenities include an infinity edge pool and an outdoor fireplace.Reznor's last release was the soundtrack for the film Gone Girl, which he composed with frequent collaborator Atticuss Ross. The soundtrack was Reznor's third for a David Fincher film. Nine Inch Nails' last album was 2013's Hesitation Marks. Reznor has hinted at a new project with tech giant Apple.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Origin Story of Korn's Name "Revealed" in Parody Video


Image Courtesy of Prospect ParkKorn is a mysterious band, and perhaps the most mysterious thing about them is their name. Now, a new animated online comedy series, called "Secret Metal Mysteries," has "revealed" the origin story of how Jonathan Davis and co. chose the name "Korn."In the video, Davis and guitarist Brian "Head" Welch are in a band called Cabbage -- Welch likes to refer to himself as "the Head of Cabbage." Davis loves to eat corn and desperately wants to name his band after his favorite food, but there is already a band called Corn, made up of literal walking corn stalks. Naturally, he calls his buddy Chino Moreno of Deftones to "shuck" Corn, allowing him to take the name and change the "c" to a "k."If it's not already clear, "Secret Metal Mysteries" is a parody video series. Although Korn did share it on their Facebook, so perhaps there is a kernel of truth to the video.Meanwhile, in the real life of Korn, the band will be playing the Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion festivals before heading off the Europe. Korn will return to North America to play the Heavy Montreal festival in Canada.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scott Weiland Announces New Wildabouts Guitarist, Nick Maybury


Credit: Jamie WeilandScott Weiland has announced that guitarist Nick Maybury has joined his band the Wildabouts in place of Jeremy Brown, who passed away unexpectedly last month.  Maybury has previously played with Dave Navarro, Alice Cooper and Blondie's Debbie Harry."Jeremy had big shoes and no one can fill them," Weiland says in a statement.  "Along with [rhythm guitarist] Tommy Black, he was my best friend and my collaborator.  But we have to soldier on.  Nick is an incredible player and is a great fit for the Wildabouts."Brown died on March 30, one day before Weiland and the Wildabouts' debut album, Blaster, was released. He was 34.Maybury will join the Wildabouts on tour starting with their appearance at the Welcome to Rockville festival this Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida.  The band will then embark on a series of headlining shows in between more festival dates, including Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma and BottleRock.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Faith No More Announces Deluxe Editions of "The Real Thing" and "Angel Dust"


Credit: Dustin Rabin Faith No More is releasing deluxe editions of their 1989 breakthrough album, The Real Thing, and its follow-up, 1992's Angel Dust. The reissues will be released June 9, with vinyl versions coming out in August.The deluxe editions of The Real Thing and Angel Dust will both include a bonus disc featuring live tracks and other rarities. The bonus The Real Thing disc will feature remixed versions of "Falling to Pieces" and FNM's first big single, "Epic," as well as live versions of "Surprise You're Dead," "Underwater Love," and the band's take on the Black Sabbath classic, "War Pigs."Meanwhile, the bonus Angel Dust disc includes covers of the Dead Kennedys song "Let's Lynch The Landlord," as well as "Easy," a 1977 #1 hit for Lionel Richie's Commodores.As for new Faith No More music, the band is gearing up for the May 19 release of Sol Invictus, their first new album in 18 years. Currently, FNM is on their first North American tour since 2010, the first leg of which wraps up May 15 in Philadelphia. The band will return to the U.S. on July 26 in Austin, TexasHere are the track lists for the deluxe reissues of The Real Thing and Angel Dust:The Real Thing Disc One"From Out of Nowhere""Epic""Falling to Pieces""Surprise You're Dead""Zombie Eaters""The Real Thing" "Underwater Love""The Morning After""Woodpecker from Mars""War Pigs""Edge of the World"The Real ThingDisc Two"Sweet Emotion" "Epic" (Radio Remix Edit) "Falling to Pieces" (Matt Wallace Remix) "Cowboy Song" (B-side) "The Grade" (B-side) "From Out of Nowhere" (Extended Remix) "War Pigs" (Live Berlin) "Surprise You're Dead" (Live Sheffield) "Chinese Arithmetic" (Live Sheffield) "Underwater Love" (Live at Brixton Academy) "As the Worms Turns" (Live at Brixton Academy)Angel Dust Disc One"Land of Sunshine""Caffeine""Midlife Crisis""R.V.""Smaller and Smaller""Everything's Ruined""Malpractice""Kindergarten""Be Aggressive" "A Small Victory""Crack Hitler""J**zlobber""Midnight Cowboy""Easy"Angel DustDisc Two"Easy" (Cooler Version) "Das Schutzenfest" (German version)"As the Worm Turns" (Mike Patton vocal/Japan bonus track) "Let's Lynch the Landlord" (B-Side)"Midlife Crisis" (The Scream Mix) "A Small Victory" (R-Evolution 23 (Full Moon) Mix)"Easy" (Live Munich) "Be Aggressive" (Live Munich)  "Kindergarten" (Live Munich) "A Small Victory" (Live Munich)"Mark Bowen" (Live Munich) "We Care a Lot" (Live Munich) "Midlife Crisis" (Live Dekalb, IL) "Land of Sunshine" (Live Dekalb, IL) "Edge of The World" (Live St. Louis) "R.V." (Live Dekalb, IL) "The World Is Yours" (Outtake from Angel Dust sessions)Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

System of a Down to Live Stream Show from Armenia


Credit: Frank MaddocksToday, System of a Down will play their first ever show in Armenia. If you couldn't make it out to Yerevan's Republic Square, the show will be streamed live on RollingStone.com.For the past month, SOAD has been on their Wake Up the Souls tour, which began in Los Angeles. The tour is being held in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman government in the region that's in present-day Turkey. The Turkish government has long maintained that no genocide took place, and Ottoman authorities did not systematically try to eliminate the Armenian people. All four SOAD members are of Armenian descent.The generally-accepted start date of the Armenian genocide is April 24, 1915.SOAD's show in Armenia will begin at 8:30 p.m. Armenian time, which is 12:30 p.m. ET.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Members of Incubus, Aerosmith, No Doubt Among 100 Celebrity Narrators in New Doc


Image Courtesy of Island RecordsIncubus frontman Brandon Boyd, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal are among the 100 celebrity narrators lending their voices to a new documentary out this summer. The film, called Unity, explores what it means to be human and how we impact the world.Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen will also help narrate the film, as will Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath and Moby. It's not clear yet what parts they will be narrating, but the film will be divided into chapters.A host of other actors and entertainers round out the unprecedented cast, including House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey, daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, Interstellar actress Jessica Chastain and Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul.Written and directed by Shaun Monson, the ambitious documentary took seven years to make. It hits select theaters beginning August 12.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Pop Evil Releases Behind-the-Scenes Video Peek at New Album


Credit: Jamyme ThorntonPop Evil is giving you a peek behind the curtain. The band has released the first video in an eight-part series designed to give a behind-the-scenes look at their fourth studio album, which is due out this summer. You can watch the first episode now on RevolverMag.com.Pop Evil recorded the currently untitled album, which is referred to as "PEIV," in Seattle with producer Adam Kasper, who has previously worked with Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Foo Fighters."We are excited to show our fans an inside look at what it was like for us to live and record in Seattle," says frontman Leigh Kakaty. "'PEIV' took us out of our comfort zone resulting in what we feel like is our best work yet.""PEIV" will be Pop Evil's followup to their 2013 album Onyx, which produced three number one Active Rock singles in"Trenches," "Deal with the Devil" and "Torn to Pieces."Pop Evil has already had an eventful 2015 -- earlier this year, the band toured with Nickelback, whom they will join again on tour at the end of August.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Old L.A. Apartment Listed on Airbnb


Image Courtesy of The End of Music, LLC/HBOCalling all Nirvana super-fans: the Los Angeles apartment that Kurt Cobain shared with Courtney Love from 1991 to 1992 is available to rent on Airbnb, an online rental marketplace.Current tenant Brandon Kleinman has been renting out the apartment to Nirvana fans for the last couple of years."I had one person from Germany who was visiting every place Kurt stayed in L.A.," Kleinman tells Vulture. "I've had a couple young college students from Europe. I've had a couple of American people who want to post up and experience the place."Cobain and Love shared the apartment while Love was pregnant with their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. Kleinman says that he was told that the bathtub in the apartment is where Cobain wrote the In Utero classic "Heart Shaped Box.""Once every 60 days or so, I'll get a weird, older gentleman, a rocker-type dude, sort of a burnout, knocking on the door, saying, 'Do you know what used to happen here?'" he says.As for other intimate portrayals of Cobain and Love's home life, the first fully-authorized documentary about the Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, will be released for a limited theatrical run in the U.S. on April 24. The film will air on HBO on May 4.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

No Doubt's Adrian Young Says 2015 Is "About Playing Festivals"


Interscope RecordsNo Doubt will be an active participant on the festival circuit this summer, including headlining spots at Rock in Rio USA, New Orleans JazzFest, and the BottleRock Festival. Though a full-scale tour isn't on their summer schedule, any live dates at all are a welcome sight for No Doubt fans after the band postponed their 2013 tour."This year is about playing festivals and then we'll see where that takes us," drummer Adrian Young tells Billboard of No Doubt's 2015 plans. "There was some experimenting going on, but [frontwoman] Gwen [Stefani is] gonna do another solo record and we're gonna continue to play some more live shows and see what happens from there."No Doubt took 11 years between releasing their 2001 album, Rock Steady, and their most recent effort, 2012's Push and Shove. As for how long it might take the band to put out another record, Young admits that "it's hard to say.""We don't have any immediate plans for new music," he says.Meanwhile, No Doubt is festival-hopping with their large, extended family, which now includes 10 children between the band's four core members."It's almost like we're siblings and they're cousins," says guitarist Tom Dumont of the band touring with their children in tow. "They all play together. They all have their own relationships and dynamics together."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Teenage Time Killers, Featuring Dave Grohl and Corey Taylor, Announce Debut Albu


Image Courtesy of Cliff Lipson/CBSTeenage Time Killers, the collaborative band featuring contributions from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, has announced the July 31 release of their debut album, titled Greatest Hits Vol. 1.Taylor will sing vocals on a track called "Egobomb," while Grohl, who has apparently mastered all instruments, plays bass throughout the album. Greatest Hits Vol. 1 was recorded at Grohl's 606 Studios in California, which is home to the famed Sound City mixing board.Other Teenage Time Killers contributors include Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio and Blink-182, former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri, Foo Fighter Pat Smear and Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, among many more luminaries of hard rock. Blythe sings on the first track to be released from Greatest Hits Vol. 1, entitled "Hung Out to Dry," posted now on YouTube.Here's the track list for Greatest Hits Vol. 1:"Exploder" (ft. Reed Mullin, Pat Hoed, London May) "Crowned by the Light of the Sun" (ft. Neil Fallon, Jim Rota, Dave Grohl)  "Hung Out to Dry" (ft. Randy Blythe, Mike Schaefer, Dave Grohl) "Power Outage" (ft. Clifford Dinsmore, Dave Grohl) "Ode to Hannity" (ft. Jello Biafra, Mike Dean)  "Barrio" (ft. Matt Skiba, Brian Baker) "The Dead Hand" (ft. Reed Mullin, Woody Weatherman, Dave Grohl) "Egobomb" (ft. Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl) "Plank Walk" (ft. Pete Stahl, Greg Anderson, Dave Grohl) "Time to Die" (ft. Mike IX Williams, Greg Anderson) "Days of Degradation" (ft. Tommy Victor, Dave Grohl) "Clawhoof" (ft. Tairrie B. Murphy, Dave Grohl) "Big Money" (ft. Lee Ving, Pat Smear, London May) "Devil in this House" (ft. Karl Agell, Dave Grohl) "Say Goodnight to the Acolyte" (ft. Phil Rind, Jason Browning, Dave Grohl)  "Ignorant People" (ft. Tony Foresta, Greg Anderson, Nick Oliveri) "Son of an Immigrant" (ft. Johnny Weber, Brian Baker) "Your Empty Soul" (ft. Aaron Beam)"Bleeding to Death" (ft. Vic Bondi, Dave Grohl) "Teenage Time Killer" (ft. Trenton Rogers, Greg Anderson, Pat Hoed)Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Acoustic Tour


Image Courtesy of Martha's MusicBefore they welcome the end times with Marilyn Manson in July, The Smashing Pumpkins will embark on their first acoustic tour, officially dubbed "The Smashing Pumpkins: In Plainsong -- An Acoustic-Electro Evening."Unlike Jack White's secret acoustic tour, Billy Corgan's unplugged trek already has a fully defined itinerary, for those who like to plan ahead even a little bit. The Smashing Pumpkins: In Plainsong will begin June 15 in Buffalo, New York and will conclude June 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.In addition to giving his Pumpkins songs the acoustic treatment, Corgan plans to break out some of his solo material for the tour, as well as his work with his short-lived side project Zwan.The Pumpkins' End Times tour with Marilyn Manson will begin July 7 in Concord, California.Here are the Smashing Pumpkins: In Plainsong tour dates:6/15 -- Buffalo, NY, Riviera Theatre        6/16 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead6/17 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre      6/19 -- Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater, Limited Seating Engagement     6/20 -- Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Place theatre. 6/22 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland         6/23 -- St Louis, MO, The Pageant 6/25 -- Minneapolis, MN, Pantages TheatreFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Alt-J, Royal Blood & More Up for Prestigious Ivor Novello Songwriting Awards


Images Courtesy of Gabriel Green; WBR PressAlt-J and Royal Blood have been shortlisted for one of the U.K.'s most prestigious musical honors: the Ivor Novello Awards, which salute the best in British and Irish songwriting each year.The BBC reports Alt-J's "Every Other Freckle" is nominated for Best Contemporary Song, while Royal Blood's self-titled debut is up for Best Album. Other nominees include Hozier's "Take Me to Church" for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, and George Ezra's "Budapest" for Most Played Song of the Past Year.The Ivor Novello Awards, named after a popular Welsh composer, singer and actor who was famous in the first part of the 20th century, are voted on by songwriters. The 2015 awards will be handed out May 21 in London.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

The White Stripes' "Get Behind Me Satan" Tops Record Store Day Sales


Third Man RecordsThe White Stripes' Get Behind Me Satan was the best-selling Record Store Day release, according to the event's organizers. The vinyl reissue of the band's 2005 album beat out hundreds of releases from artists including Metallica, Foo Fighters, U2 and Jimi Hendrix.Metallica's RSD contribution, a cassette version of their previously unreleased 1982 demo No Life 'til Leather, placed second in sales. Rap duo Run the Jewels came in third place, while David Bowie and The Black Keys round out the top five.Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, was held last Saturday. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl served as the official ambassador of RSD 2015, and his band played a special in-store concert at the Record Connection in Niles, 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

Motley Crue Adds New North American Dates to The Final Tour


Credit: Paul BrownMotley Crue will be saying farewell to fans with more North American cities as part of their farewell trek, The Final Tour.  The glam-metal rockers have added 21 new concerts to their itinerary that are scheduled to take place in October and December, and run from an October 5 show in Hidalgo, Texas, through a December 27 concert in Las Vegas."The demand to add more shows in North America has been overwhelming," says bassist Nikki Sixx in a statement.  "We want to say goodbye to as many fans as possible so we added these shows around the holidays.  No better way to spend them than with the people who have supported us over all these years."Alice Cooper will be the special guest at all of the newly added concerts; he's already at most of the previously announced North American dates.  All of the new performances will be held in arenas so that Motley Crue can treat fans to their full live production."The indoor production is f**king insane!" drummer Tommy Lee tells Rolling Stone in a new interview.  "You need a full-on roof to mount the 'Cruecifly' drum rollercoaster, because it actually flies out over the audience about 200 feet to the very back of the arena!"Rolling Stone reports that the indoor shows this year will include a new feature called "The Crue's Nest," a platform located at the opposite side of the venue from the stage that lifts the band and some lucky fans up at during a special point in the concert.Motley Crue's Final Tour is still slated to wind down with a three-show late-December stand at the Staples Center in the band's hometown of Los Angeles, wrapping up with a New Year's Eve concert.Tickets for the many of the new shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 24, at 10 a.m. local time.  Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Thursday, April 23, at 10 a.m.  Visit Motley.com for more details.Here's Motley Crue's full North American tour schedule:7/22 -- Eugene, OR, Matthew Knight Arena7/24 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome7/26 -- Billings, MT, Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark7/28 -- Boise, ID, Taco Bell Arena7/29 -- Salt Lake City, UT, EnergySolutions Arena7/31 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center8/3 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, MTS Centre8/5 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center8/7 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center8/8 -- Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena8/9 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills8/11 -- Hershey, PA, Giant Center8/12 -- New York, NY, Barclays Center8/14 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center8/15 -- Worcester, MA, DCU Center8/16 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena8/18 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena8/19 -- Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Bank Arena8/20 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse8/22 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre8/23 -- Ottawa, ON, Canada, Canadian Tire Centre8/24 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre8/26 -- Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena8/28 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena8/29 -- Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable Arena8/30 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena9/2 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena9/4 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center9/5 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center9/6 -- San Antonio, TX, Alamodome9/8 -- Monterrey, Mexico, Arena Monterrey*9/10 -- Mexico City, Mexico, Arena Ciudad de Mexico*10/5 -- Hidalgo, TX, State Farm Arena+10/7 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center+10/8 -- Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena+10/10 -- Evansville, IN, The Ford Center+10/11 -- Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena+10/13 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena+10/14 -- Buffalo, NY, First Niagara Center+10/16 -- Bridgeport, CT, Webster Bank Arena+10/17 -- Manchester, NH, Verizon Wireless Arena+10/18 -- Bangor, ME, Cross Insurance Center+12/4 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena+12/7 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center+12/8 -- Grand Forks, ND, Alerus Center+12/10 -- Saskatoon, SK, Canada, SaskTel Centre+12/12 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rexall Place+12/13 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, ScotiaBank Saddledome+12/15 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center+12/19 -- Phoenix, AZ, U.S. Airways Center+12/20 -- San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena+12/22 -- Anaheim, CA, Honda Center+12/27 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Arena+*12/28 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center*12/30 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center*12/31 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center*+ = newly added concert.* = Alice Cooper will not perform.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Brandon Flowers Announces Full North American Tour


Credit: Williams+HirakawaFollowing a series of last-minute, one-off shows, Brandon Flowers has announced a proper North American tour. The Killers frontman will take his solo material on the road starting July 27 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The tour will run all the way into October with a show in El Paso, Texas on October 1.Those who pre-order Flowers' new solo album, The Desired Effect, from his online store will receive pre-sale access to the tour starting April 22. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning April 24.The Desired Effect, featuring the lead single "Can't Deny My Love," will be released on May 19.Here are the new Brandon Flowers tour dates:7/27 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Smalls Theatre7/29 -- Washington, D.C., Echostage7/30 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory7/31 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues8/3 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues 8/4 -- New York, NY, Terminal 58/9 -- Milwaukee, WI, The Rave8/10 -- Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall8/11 -- Richmond, VA, The National8/13 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore Charlotte8/14 -- Raleigh, NC, The Ritz8/15 -- Norfolk, VA, Norva 8/17 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle 8/18 -- Orlando, FL, Beacham Theater 8/19 -- Miami Beach, FL, The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater9/2 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theater 9/3 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Theater9/10 -- Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue9/11 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theater9/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern10/1 -- El Paso, TX, Tricky FallsFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Anthrax's Charlie Benante Launches Signature Coffee Line


Credit: Matthew RodgersCharlie Benante is shifting from the "Madhouse" to the coffee house. The Anthrax drummer has launched his own signature coffee line, "Benante's Blend." The coffee comes in two varieties: a dark roast called "Be All End All" and a milder blend called "Forever Metal." You can shop for "Benante's Blend" on the drummer's webstore."I grew up in a large Italian family and coffee was a daily staple in our home," says Benante in a statement.  "As a kid, I loved coffee so much, my mother said that at one point, she put some coffee in my bottle.  For me, the taste of coffee is one of the greatest tastes that there is on earth, so I decided to create what was for me, the perfect cup of coffee."Benante previously tried his hand at the coffee game with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, but "Benante's Blend" marks the drummer's first solo coffee line."I love coffee so much, if I could make it a cologne, I would wear it," he says.As for his day job, Benante and Anthrax will kick off their tour with Volbeat on April 24 in Denver.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Metallica to Close Long-Running Quebec Venue, Open a New One


Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressMetallica will play the final show at the long-running Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec on September 14. After closing one door, Metallica will open another, as the band will then play the inaugural show at the brand new Centre Videotron in Quebec City on September 16. Tickets will go on sale April 24. Visit Metallica.com for all ticket details."Always one of our favorite places to visit, Quebec City also has a long history of being the home to some of the most rabid 'Tallica fans anywhere," Metallica writes on their website. "It only seems fitting that we share this special passing of the torch with you!""Each show will be a completely different experience right down to where we set up the stage," the statement continues. "Look for one night with the classic end stage, the other in the round, different set lists and even different opening bands...two totally different Met experiences in one 48 hour period!"Metallica first played Colisee Pepsi, which opened in 1949, in 1989. The band performed at the arena seven more times, two of those shows were filmed for the Quebec Magnetic concert film, which was released in 2012.The two newly announced Quebec City shows now give Metallica four total North American shows upcoming for this year. The band will also headline the Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas on May 9 and Lollapalooza on August 1.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

KISS Teaming Up with Scooby-Doo in New Full-Length Animated Film


Warner Bros. Home EntertainmentZoinks!  A new animated feature film starring everybody's favorite makeup-wearing rock band, KISS, and everybody's favorite mystery-solving canine, Scooby-Doo, will be arriving in the summer.  Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and as a high-def digital download on July 21.The movie's plot is centered on a big concert the rockers are scheduled to play at a KISS-themed amusement park called KISS World.  The show is set to take place on Halloween, but a mysterious character named the Crimson Witch is scaring off visitors, which may lead to the cancellation of the performance.Scooby-Doo and the rest of the young Mystery Inc. sleuths -- Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred -- proceed to team up with KISS' members to see if they can foil the Crimson Witch's sinister plan, which involves the summoning an evil character named The Destroyer that seeks to destroy the Earth.The movie features six classic KISS songs, as well as voice cameos from a variety of celebrities, including Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Pauley Perrette and Darius Rucker."KISS's spectacular theatrics mixed with Scooby-Doo's delightful antics create the perfect blend for an original new story," says Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's Mary Ellen Thomas.  "This film is pure fun.  Adults will delight in seeing one of America's greatest rock bands, KISS, presented in gorgeous animation and kids will be entertained by Scooby-Doo solving a rock and roll mystery with his pals."This actually isn't the first time KISS will be joining forces with Scooby and the gang.  A cartoon version of the band also appeared on a 2003 Halloween episode of the TV show What's New, Scooby-Doo?Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Kill and Drug Charges


Columbia RecordsAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd apparently has admitted to doing some dirty deeds.  New Zealand's ONE News reports that the 60-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer pleaded guilty to three criminal charges -- including threatening to kill, and possession of marijuana and methamphetamine -- Tuesday morning in a district court in his home of Tauranga, New Zealand.According to ONE News, Rudd faces a maximum seven-year prison sentence for the threatening to kill charge, while the drug charges could result in a several-month sentence or a monetary fine.  The case has now been adjourned until June 26, and Rudd's attorney, Craig Tuck, has announced that he plans to apply for a discharge without conviction for the rocker, which, if granted, could mean no jail time for drummer.Rudd was arrested in November of last year, and initially also was charged with being involved in a murder-for-hire plot, although that charge was quickly dropped.It's not clear what Phil's future with AC/DC will be. The band has announced that Chris Slade, who previously was a member of the band from 1989 to 1994, will be behind the drum kit for the group's 2015 Rock or Bust tour.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.