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Lollapalooza Sets by Metallica, Florence + the Machine & Others to Be Streamed L


Fresh and Clean Media/C3 Presents/WMEGreat news for rock fans who can't make it out to Chicago's Grant Park this weekend to attend the Lollapalooza 2015 festival: Sets by a variety of artists, including headliners Metallica and Florence + the Machine, will be streamed live online.The Red Bull TV website is hosting a live stream that will be viewable online over three channels from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT each day of the fest, which runs from Friday, July 31, to Sunday, August 2.  Among the many other artists whose Lollapalooza performances will be streamed are Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio, Walk the Moon, James Bay, Cold War Kids, Death from Above 1979 and Glass Animals.Metallica's performance will start at 8 p.m. CT on Saturday, and Florence + the Machine will hit the main stage at 8:30 p.m. CT on Sunday.You can watch the live stream at Lollapalooza.RedBull.TV. To view the festival's complete lineup, visit Lollapalooza.com.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Judas Priest Schedules Tour Dates with Mastodon


Credits: Travis Shinn; Travis ShinnJudas Priest will be breaking the law alongside Mastodon on a joint tour this fall. The two bands will begin their tour together October 16 in Paso Robles, California. Visit JudasPriest.com for ticket info.Along the way, Mastodon will play their own headlining dates, plus shows with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity. You can visit MastodonRocks.com for info on Mastodon's shows.Mastodon recently canceled a run of shows in August and September due to an unspecified "personal family matter."Here are Judas Priest and Mastodon's fall tour dates:10/16 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre*** 10/17 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl***10/18 -- Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades* 10/20 -- San Francisco, CA, The Warfield***                              10/21 -- San Jose, CA, City National Civic***10/22 -- Chico, CA, Senator Theatre*** 10/26 -- Tucson, AZ, Rialto Theater*** 10/28 -- Austin, TX, Austin Music Hall** 10/29 -- Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey Live** 10/30 -- Houston, TX, Bayou Music Center**         10/31 -- New Orleans, LA, Civic Theater* 11/1 -- Birmingham, AL, Iron City*11/3 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center Theatre*** 11/6 -- Huntington, NJ, The Paramount*** 11/7 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center*** 11/10 -- Halifax, NS Scotiabank Centre***11/12 -- Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre*** *** Judas Priest with Mastodon.** Mastodon co-headlines with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity.* Mastodon headlines.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer Returns with New Album, "Money Shot"; Hear Singl


Credit: Tim CadienteMaynard James Keenan's Puscifer has returned. The Tool frontman's electro-rock side project will release Money Shot, the band's third album, on October 30. The album's first single, "Grand Canyon," and its accompanying video are now streaming at RollingStone.com."It's extremely satisfying to witness simple conversations and ideas transform into completed sonic landscapes," Keenan tells Rolling Stone of Money Shot. "And to have these stories go above and beyond the initial ideas makes my grumpy heart swell three sizes."Money Shot comes four years after Puscifer's last album, 2011's Conditions of My Parole. It also comes nine years after Tool's last album, 2006's 10,000 Days.Tool is currently working on a new record. They also will be headlining the Monster Mash Music Festival in Tempe, Arizona October 31.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Slipknot Announces Tour with Beartooth


Credit: M. Shawn CrahanSlipknot will embark on yet another tour later this year, this time with rising rock band Beartooth, as well as thrash and hardcore legends Suicidal Tendencies. The new dates kick off October 13 in Bismarck, North Dakota and will run through October 22 in Portland, Oregon. Visit Slipknot.com for all ticket info.Earlier this year, Slipknot toured with Korn and Hatebreed on separate legs of their Prepare for Hell tour. The band is currently headlining their Summer's Last Stand tour -- a four-band bill that also includes Bullet for My Valentine, Lamb of God and Motionless in White. Summer's Last Stand will wrap up September 5 in Dallas, Texas.Following the tour with Beartooth and Suicidal Tendencies, Slipknot will hold their annual Knotfest festival in San Bernardino, California October 23-25.Here are Slipknot's new fall tour dates:10/13 -- Bismarck, ND, Civic Center10/14 -- Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre10/16 -- Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome10/18 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place10/20 -- Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena10/21 -- Boise, ID, Taco Bell Arena10/22 -- Portland, OR, Memorial ColiseumCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Fall Out Boy Teams Up with Hot Topic for Music Education Charity Campaign


Credit: Pamela LittkyFall Out Boy has joined forces with Hot Topic for "Bring Music to Schools, Bring Music to Life," a charity initiative benefiting youth music programs from non-profits such as Little Kids Rock, Notes for Notes and the Grammy Foundation. You can donate to the campaign by "rounding-up" your in-store or online Hot Topic purchase to the nearest dollar -- the difference will be donated to the benefiting programs.In a video for the campaign, the members of Fall Out Boy and students from Little Kids Rock discuss the importance of music in their lives."There's a lot of data to suggest that learning about music helps you learn about everything," frontman Patrick Stump says in the video. "It's not nothing. It's not a frivolous past time, it's important.""Music's part of the human experience, and everybody can play music," adds guitarist Joe Trohman. "I think if you're not given the chance to do it in a free, open environment to try, then you'll never be able to and you'll just kind of be envious of something I think should just be a right."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Collective Soul Plots See What You Started Tour


Vanguard Records Collective Soul will be hitting the road this fall in support of their forthcoming album, See What You Started by Continuing. The two month-long See What You Started tour will begin September 29 in Orlando, Florida and will conclude November 28 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Visit CollectiveSoul.com for all ticket info.See What You Started by Continuing, which will be released on October 2, is Collective Soul's first new album since 2009's self-titled record, also known as Rabbit. The lead single from the forthcoming record, "This," is currently streaming on YouTube.Here are Collective Soul's See What You Started tour dates:9/29 -- Orlando, FL, House of Blues 10/1 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Revolution10/3 -- Atlanta, GA,Tabernacle10/6 -- Columbia, SC, Music Farm10/7 -- Raleigh, NC, The Ritz10/9 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore Charlotte10/10 -- Greensboro, NC, Cone Denim Entertainment Center10/13 -- Washington D.C., The Fillmore10/14 -- Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of The Living Arts (TLA)10/15 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount10/17 -- Albany, NY, The Egg – Hart Theatre10/19 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza City10/20 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club10/25 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues City10/26 -- Detroit, MI, St. Andrews Hall10/27 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room10/30 -- Denver, CO, USA, Summit Music Hall City10/31 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex11/3 -- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre11/4 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Theater11/6 -- Reno, NV, Silver Legacy Hotel Casino11/9 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore11/10 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues11/12 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues11/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern11/14 -- Riverside, CA, Riverside Municipal Auditorium11/16 -- Tempe, AZ, The Marquee11/18 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues11/20 -- Austin, TX, Emo’s11/21 -- San Antonio, TX, The Aztec Theater11/22 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues11/24 -- Memphis, TN, Minglewood Hall11/25 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works11/27 -- Chattanooga, TN, Track 2911/28 -- Myrtle Beach, SC, House of BluesCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Imagine Dragons, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson to Play Farm Aid 30


Farm AidFarm Aid will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year in Chicago with an eclectic lineup featuring Imagine Dragons, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson.Matthews, who's a Farm Aid board member alongside country legend Willie Nelson and classic rockers Neil Young and John Mellencamp, will be playing alongside frequent collaborator Tim Reynolds."We organized the first Farm Aid concert in Illinois in 1985 to respond to the people suffering during the Farm Crisis," says Nelson in a statement. "Thirty years later, in Chicago, we'll bring together so many of the people -- farmers, eaters, advocates and activists -- who have made the progress of the Good Food Movement possible. At Farm Aid 30, we'll celebrate the impact we’ve had and rally our supporters for the work ahead."Farm Aid 30 will be held September 19 at Chicago's FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Tickets will go on sale August 3 at 10 a.m. CT. For more information, visit FarmAid.org.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Dave Grohl "Cried Like a Baby" at Florence + the Machine's "Times Like These" Co


Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBSAfter Dave Grohl broke his leg at a show in Sweden, Foo Fighters were forced to cancel their headlining set at U.K. mega-festival Glastonbury. Luckily, Florence + the Machine was able to fill in for the Foos, and they even covered "Times Like These" in honor of Grohl."The day after the gig, someone sent me a link to the performance and I cried like a f****** baby," Grohl tells Q of watching Florence tackle his hit 2003 single. "It melted my f****** heart. I am forever indebted to them. It meant so much, you have no idea."Grohl was also able to commiserate with frontwoman Florence Welch about his injured leg, as Welch had previously broken her foot when she jumped off stage while performing at this year's Coachella."She gave me great advice for healing broken bones," Grohl says.Foo Fighters will resume their North American tour on August 12 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sevendust Announces New Album, "Kill the Flaw"


Credit: Chris BairdSevendust is turning the electricity back on with their new album, Kill the Flaw. The 11-track record will be released on October 2. You can listen to the lead single from Kill the Flaw, "Thank You," now on YouTube.Sevendust's last album, 2014's Time Travelers & Bonfires, was an acoustic record featuring unplugged re-workings of some of the band's hits, as well as six new acoustic tracks. Kill the Flaw is Sevendust's first electric album since 2013's Black Out the Sun."We took some time off from the heavy side of Sevendust and when it came time to record some new music," says vocalist Lajon Witherspoon in a statement. "[Guitarist] Clint [Lowery], [guitarist] John [Connolly], [bassist] Vinnie [Hornsby], [drummer] Morgan [Rose] and I put everything we had in to what became Kill the Flaw. We love this new music and we can't wait to share it with our amazing Sevendust family!"Here's the Kill the Flaw track list:"Thank You""Death Dance""Forget""Letters""Cease and Desist""Not Today""Chop""Kill the Flaw""Silly Beast""Peace and Destruction""Torched"Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin Arrested for DWI


Credit: Nick LanePuddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin reportedly is in trouble with the law again. According to TMZ, the Renville County Sheriff’s Department says the singer was arrested in Minnesota for allegedly driving while intoxicated and leading police on a 100-mile-per-hour chase.TMZ adds that the report filed by the arresting officer says that Scantlin's blood alcohol content was at .310 after he was given a preliminary breathalyzer test -- almost four times the legal limit of .08.Scantlin has previously been arrested for drug possession and domestic violence. He was also arrested earlier this year after he allegedly climbed into a baggage carousel at Denver International Airport and rode it into a restricted area.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Seether Plans Fall Tour with Saint Asonia


Credits: Marina Chavez; Travis ShinnSeether will hit the road on more time this year, and they'll be bringing Saint Asonia along with them. The month-long trek kicks off October 4 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and will conclude October 29 in Spokane, Washington. Visit Seether.com for all ticket info.Saint Asonia's tour with Seether will be the band's second big outing of the year, following their two-week headlining jaunt in August. Led by ex-Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier, Saint Asonia also features Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist Corey Lowery, and former Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe.Meanwhile, Seether has been touring non-stop this year, including treks with Papa Roach and 3 Doors Down. Their jaunt with Saint Asonia will be Seether's last tour of 2015.Here are Seether's tour dates with Saint Asonia:10/4 -- Chattanooga, TN, Track 2910/6 -- Omaha, NE, Sokol Auditorium10/7 -- Kansas City, MO, The Midland10/9 -- Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom10/10 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore10/11 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE10/13 -- Birmingham, AL, Iron City10/14 -- Memphis, TN, New Daisy10/16 -- Austin, TX, Stubb’s10/17 -- San Antonio, TX, Aztec Theatre10/20 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues10/21 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues10/23 -- Riverside, CA, Riverside Municipal Auditorium10/25 -- Reno, NV, Knitting Factory10/27 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Theater10/28 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo10/29 -- Spokane, WA, Knitting FactoryCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sixx:A.M. Guitarist DJ Ashba Leaves Guns N' Roses


Credit: Paul BrownDJ Ashba is leaving Guns N' Roses after six years with the band. In a letter posted to his Facebook, the guitarist writes he's leaving to focus more on his family and his other band, Sixx:A.M.."It is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I've decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I've shared with Guns N’ Roses into fond memories," Ashba writes. "I have reached a point in my life where I feel it's time to dedicate myself to my band Sixx:A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me."While Sixx:A.M., led by Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, was originally conceived as a studio-only band, the group launched their first full-scale tour earlier this year. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Sixx revealed Sixx:A.M. will be releasing two companion albums next year, adding "We're all committing 100 per cent of our time to this band, and anything else that's out there has to revolve around that."Elsewhere in his letter, Ashba thanks Axl Rose, who remains the sole member from GNR's classic lineup who's in the present-day incarnation of the band."I want to take a moment to thank Axl from the bottom of my heart for not only the most incredible experience of my life, but for truly believing in me," writes Ashba. "You are a true friend and a champion of mine and I am forever grateful. And even as I move on to pursue other endeavors, I will always remain one of your biggest fans."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bono Partners with Revo Eyewear Company on Campaign to Provide Vision Care to Pe


ABC/Adam TaylorAs a glaucoma sufferer, Bono has battled vision problems for many years.  Now the U2 singer has teamed up with eyewear company Revo for a campaign seeking to provide better vision care for people around the world.The goal of the "Buy Vision, Give Sight" initiative is to help prevent blindness and sight impairment in more than 5 million people by 2020.  The campaign aims to raise $10 million to go toward improving access to eye examinations, prescription glasses and vision care for in-need communities across the globe.In conjunction with the "Buy Vision, Give Sight" campaign, $10 from every pair of Revo sunglasses sold will be donated to the cause, up to $10 million.Throughout U2's Innocence + Experience World Tour, Bono is exclusively wearing Revo sunglasses.  The singer also has designed a special collection of sunglasses featuring five styles, and including lenses in various colors, that will go in sale this fall at Revo.com and many retail stores.  Bono has donated all the time he's devoting to the initiative."The 'Buy Vision, Give Sight' campaign is a very personal one for me," says Bono in a statement.  "Thanks to good medical care my eyes are OK, but tens of millions of people around the world with sight problems don't have access to glasses, or even a basic eye test… Sight is a human right and the 'Buy Vision, Give Sight' initiative will help ensure millions of people have access to the eye exams and glasses they need to see."Bono and Revo also are partnering with the Brien Holden Vision Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on making available vision care and blindness-prevention solutions to under-resourced areas.  Some of the money raised by the "Buy Vision, Give Sight" initiative also will fund eye-health research programs.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lady Gaga Joins U2 Onstage at Madison Square Garden


Kevin Mazur/WireImageU2's string of shows at New York's famed Madison Square Garden continued Sunday night with a special appearance by Lady Gaga.Gaga, a native New Yorker, joined U2 onstage for a rendition of "Ordinary Love," the band's Oscar-nominated song from the 2013 film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.A photo of the collaboration was posted on U2's Instagram page, with the caption, "All hail Her Gaganess."U2 has three more concerts scheduled at MSG: Monday, Thursday and Friday.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Disturbed's David Draiman Recorded "The Sound of Silence" Cover While High


Credit: Travis ShinnDisturbed's new album Immortalized features a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence." So how did David Draiman, the frontman in a hard rock band, get into the mood to sing the folk classic? Marijuana, of course."When I cut the vocal [on 'The Sound of Silence], I had just finished tracking another song, and it was the end of my work day," the Disturbed singer tells Revolver. "I was exhausted, and I wasn't expecting to have to sing anymore...so I took a nice hit off a big fat bowl.""Then [producer] Kevin [Churko] played me the arrangement and he said, ‘You wanna try singing to it?’ And I was like, 'I just got high! I'm stoned off my a**!" continues Draiman. "But I wound up getting back in the vocal booth for two hours, maybe more. Just vibing and going on feel."Draiman doesn't use marijuana just to sing other people's songs. In fact, he says that "95 per cent of the songs I've written in my life, I've written them while high.""I'll have a very skeletal musical idea in my head, and then I'll light one up, go in the shower and let the steam kind of build up," Draiman says. "It helps me relax, and I can see the gaps. I can see the holes in the rhythm and the melody and I’ll know where I can go, and what the possibilities are. It helps me be able to perceive everything a little bit more clearly."Immortalized will be released on August 21.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Teenage Time Killers, Featuring Dave Grohl and Corey Taylor, Streaming Debut Alb


Rise RecordsTeenage Time Killers, the hard rock and punk collective featuring contributions from Dave Grohl and Corey Taylor, is streaming their debut album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, a week ahead of its official release date. You can listen to Greatest Hits Vol. 1 in its entirety now at NYTimes.com.In addition to Grohl and Taylor, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 features Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio and Blink-182, former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri, Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear and Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, plus members of Black Flag, Clutch, The Misfits, Dead Kennedys and more. Teenage Time Killers was created by Mike Dean and Reed Mullin of the metal band Corrosion of Conformity.Greatest Hits Vol. 1 will be officially released on July 31.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Five Finger Death Punch Pushes "Got Your Six" Release Date Back One Week


Prospect Park RecordsFive Finger Death Punch has pushed back the release date of their new album, Got Your Six, by one week. The band's sixth record, which was originally scheduled to drop August 28, will now be released September 4.The new Got Your Six release date means that the album will come out the same day Five Finger Death Punch begins their tour with Papa Roach and In This Moment in Lexington, Kentucky. The month-long trek will conclude October 9 in Glen Falls, New York.While you'll have to wait an extra seven days to hear Got Your Six, Five Finger Death Punch has released a preview of another one of the album's songs, "Hell to Pay." You can listen to a 15-second clip of the track now on the band's Facebook page."I can't wait to release this album," guitarist Zoltan Bathory says in a statement. "It's jam-packed with some of our best work to date, and lyrically [frontman] Ivan [Moody] dug deep and revealed a lot of his personal struggles. We live life in the fast lane as is, so if you chose to burn the candle on both ends...there will be hell to pay."If you pre-order Got Your Six on iTunes, you'll receive an instant download of "Hell to Pay," as well as the lead single, "Jekyll and Hyde."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Disturbed Releases "Immortalized" Title Track


Reprise RecordsDisturbed has revealed "Immortalized," the title track from the band's forthcoming album. You can listen to "Immortalized" -- and watch the accompanying lyric video -- now on YouTube.The "Immortalized" song is the second track to be released from the Immortalized album following lead single "The Vengeful One," which currently sits at number four on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. If you pre-order Immortalized from iTunes, you'll receive instant downloads of both tracks.Immortalized, which will be released August 21, is Disturbed's first album since the band went on hiatus in 2011. Frontman David Draiman, drummer Mike Wengren and guitarist Don Donegan met up in January 2014 to begin writing material for Immortalized, marking the first time all three had collectively written together since 2001.On the same day Immortalized is released, Disturbed will play their first show in four years in their hometown of Chicago.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rivers Cuomo Tries Tinder-Like Dating App in Weezer's "Go Away" Video


Credit: Emily ShurEven Rivers Cuomo has trouble on Tinder. In Weezer's new video for "Go Away," Cuomo tries to woo Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino using the dating app -- which, in this case, is called "Winder" -- by trying on a variety of different personalities, from frat bro to hipster. "Go Away," which also features vocals from Cosentino, appears on Weezer's latest album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The record debuted at number five on the Billboard 200, marking Weezer's seventh straight top-ten appearance on the chart.Weezer is currently on the road playing festivals this summer and fall in support of Everything Will Be Alright in the End, including Gathering of the Vibes, Riot Fest and Life is Beautiful.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Halestorm Notches Third Number-One Single on Rock Songs Chart; Ties The Pretty R


Credit: Jake Giles NetterCan Halestorm get an "amen"? Lzzy Hale and company have earned another number-one single on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart with "Amen," a single from Halestorm's latest album, Into the Wild Life. "Amen" joins fellow Into the Wild Life track "Apocalyptic" and 2012's  "Freak Like Me" as the band's third single to hit number one on the chart.With "Amen," Halestorm ties The Pretty Reckless' record for the most number-one singles on Mainstream Rock Songs for a female-fronted band. Taylor Momsen's band also has three number-one hits on the chart with "Heaven Knows," "Messed Up World" and, most recently, "Follow Me Down."Into the Wild Life, Halestorm's third album, debuted at a career-best number five on the Billboard 200.Halestorm will be on the road this fall in support of Into the Wild Life on their A Wild Evening with Halestorm tour. The band will perform two full sets during each shown on the tour, which kicks off September 11 in New Orleans.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bullet for My Valentine Has "Never Been More Excited" to Play New Songs Live


Image Courtesy of RCA RecordsBullet for My Valentine will begin their tour alongside Slipknot, Lamb of God and Motionless in White, tonight, July 24, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Welsh band will be touring in support of their forthcoming album Venom, which will be released on August 14. According to frontman Matt Tuck, a number of songs from Venom will be making their live debuts on this tour."We're just so happy with the way the album's turned out that I don't think we've ever been more excited to get these songs out," Tuck tells ABC Radio. "Because they're a lot more aggressive and more exciting to listen to, that [aggression] is even more so when you're performing them."Even if the band wasn't coming out with a new album, this tour would be an extra special one for the members of Bullet for My Valentine -- during the shows, they will be wearing jewelry that contains ashes of two young fans who died in a car crash. When they first heard about the fans' death on social media from their friends and family, the band reached out."As a gesture, we actually just replied and said, 'Sorry to hear your loss, we appreciate you getting in touch and all the best for the future,'" Tuck remembers. "It was kind of just reaching out a little helping hand, just something that we could do which we knew would make their friends and the guys' family just...give them a little bit of something to smile about in a very stupid f****** s***** situation."After a few more messages back and forth, the families then asked if Tuck and company would be willing to do something with the fans' ashes with the expectation that the band would say "no," but they were more than happy to oblige."They had this jewelry made, and they put some of the ashes in the jewelry," says Tuck. "We said, 'Cool, no worries,' and they sent it off to us, and we're just gonna take it around the world on the next couple of years now. It's obviously just something so simple that we can do, it doesn't take any effort on our part, it's just a gesture.""It's just really cool that we can be part of something in a really horrible situation in which you can just give someone a little bit of happiness back," he adds.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bring Me the Horizon Plots North American Headlining Tour


Credit: Jakob PrintzlauAfter announcing the release of their new album, That's the Spirit, Bring Me the Horizon has revealed plans for a North American headlining tour in support of the record. The fall trek will begin October 1 in Orlando, Florida and will conclude October 20 in Denver. Issues will open on select dates. Visit BMTHOfficial.com for all ticket info.Along the way, Bring Me the Horizon also will be making festival appearances at Louder than Life, Rock Allegiance, Aftershock and Slipknot's Knotfest.That's the Spirit, Bring Me the Horizon's fifth album, will be released on September 11. Frontman Oli Sykes told NME that the album is a "celebration of depression.""A way of making light of it," Sykes continued. "That's the Spirit -- it's quite a depressing phrase when you think about it -- the sort of thing you only ever use when you know there's no positive answer to the situation."Here are Bring Me the Horizon's North American headlining tour dates:10/1 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock10/2 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore10/5 -- New York, NY, Terminal 510/7 -- Worcester, MA, Palladium10/8 -- Toronto, ON, The Sound Academy10/9 -- Montreal, QC, Metropolis10/12 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant10/13 -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom10/14 -- St. Paul, MN, Myth10/16 -- Dallas, TX, Southside Ballroom10/18 -- Austin, TX, Austin Music Hall10/19 -- Wichita, KS, The Cotillion10/20 -- Denver, CO, FillmoreCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Paramore's Hayley Williams Stars in New Found Glory's "Vicious Love" Video


ABC/Lou RoccoNew Found Glory has recruited Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams for their "Vicious Love" video. In the clip, the members of New Found Glory play tattoo artists who are terrible at their job. Williams sings a verse from the song and, at the end of the clip, shows off a presumably fake tattoo on her stomach that reads "Chad," referring to her fiancee, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert. You can watch the "Vicious Love" video now on YouTube."Vicious Love" was originally recorded sans Williams for New Found Glory's 2014 album, Resurrection -- the band's first album without founding guitarist Steve Klein. A version of the track featuring the Paramore singer will be available on Resurrection: Accession, a deluxe version of the album that'll be released October 9.Williams will join New Found Glory tonight, July 22, for a performance at the Alternative Press Music Awards. Weezer, Corey Taylor, Panic! at the Disco, Halestorm, Black Veil Brides and Motionless in White are also scheduled to perform at the awards show, which will feature additional special appearances from members of Shinedown, Asking Alexandria, Bullet for My Valentine, New Politics, Nothing More, and Motion City Soundtrack.The 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards will be broadcast live from Cleveland on AXS TV starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Composes Score for Animated Film


Credit: Estevan OriolTom DeLonge isn't the only one from Blink-182 to get into the film business. Blink's bassist Mark Hoppus is composing the score for a short animated film called I'm Scared. You can listen to a 30-second clip of Hoppus' score now at Billboard.com."[Director] Pete [Levin] and [producer] Dan [Levy] wanted it to sound childlike and foreboding, spooky but not scary," Hoppus tells Billboard of his I'm Scared score. "I was walking this fine line between jaunty and sinister. The banjo we thought would be a good instrument because of the line it walked. We created the banjo on the keyboard. A lot of the instruments are keyboard sounds and samples."Beside the score, Hoppus is planning on returning to the studio with Blink -- which now includes drummer Travis Barker and Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba in place of the departed DeLonge -- in August.DeLonge, who left Blink earlier this year after a very public fallout with his former band mates, released his own animated short film, Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, last year alongside The Dream Walker, his latest album Angels & Airwaves. DeLonge also is working on a series of novels with New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Young, the first of which will be released on October 6.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

P.O.D. Schedules Hometown Album Release Shows


Credit: Bobby RuizP.O.D.'s new album, The Awakening, will be released next month, and to celebrate, the Southern California band has scheduled a trio of hometown shows. The three release-week concerts will take place August 20 in Los Angeles, August 21 in Anaheim and August 22 in San Diego. Visit PayableonDeath.com for all ticket info.The Awakening, which will be released on August 21, features the lead single "This Goes Out to You," which currently sits in the top-30 at Active Rock radio. The album also includes the song "Criminal Conversations," which features vocals from In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink.P.O.D.'s last release was 2014's SoCal Sessions, which featured all-acoustic versions of 12 of the band's songs. Their last electric studio record was 2012's Murdered Love.Here are P.O.D.'s release-week tour dates:8/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, Mayan Theater8/21 -- Anaheim, CA, House of Blues8/22 -- San Diego, CA, House of BluesCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Korn Extends 20th Anniversary Tour with New US Dates


Image Courtesy of Prospect ParkKorn is bringing their 20th anniversary tour back to the U.S. this fall. The month-long trek will begin October 1 in Chicago and will wrap up October 30 in Oakland, California. Visit Korn.com for all ticket info.The fall run of dates will be the last leg of Korn's tour in support of the 20th anniversary of their 1994 self-titled debut album, which originally kicked off last year. As on previous legs of the international tour, Korn will perform Korn in its entirety, as well as other songs from their long career. A press release states that you will be able request which songs will make up the encore for each show.As Korn finishes up celebrating their past, they're also looking towards their future with a new album, which is expected to be released in 2016. Korn's last album was 2013's The Paradigm Shift.Here are Korn's fall 20th anniversary tour dates:10/1 -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom10/2 -- Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom10/3 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore10/5 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza10/6 -- Montclair, NJ, The Wellmont Theater10/8 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues10/9 -- Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore10/10 -- Philadelphia, PA, Rock Allegiance10/12 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore10/14 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle10/15 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live10/16 -- Miami, FL, Fillmore Miami Beach10/17 -- New Orleans, LA, Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square10/19 -- Austin, TX, Stubbs10/20 -- Dallas, TX, South Side Ballroom10/22 -- Tempe, AZ, The Marquee10/23 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues10/24 -- San Bernardino, CA, Knotfest10/27 -- Denver, CO, The Fillmore10/28 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Great SaltAir10/30 -- Oakland, CA, The Fox TheaterCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bring Me the Horizon Announces New Album, "That's the Spirit"


Credit: Jakob PrintzlauBring Me the Horizon has brought forth news of a new album. That's the Spirit, Bring Me the Horizon's fifth album, will be 12 tracks long and will be released on September 11.Last week, Bring Me the Horizon released "Happy Song," which frontman Oli Sykes refers to as That's the Spirit's "unofficial title track.""It's a celebration of depression," Sykes tells NME of That's the Spirit. "A way of making light of it. That's the Spirit -- it's quite a depressing phrase when you think about it -- the sort of thing you only ever use when you know there's no positive answer to the situation."You can get your spirit on with Bring Me the Horizon this fall when they play the Louder than Life, Rock Allegiance, Knotfest and Aftershock festivals.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Marilyn Manson Schedules Fall Tour


Credit: Jiro SchneiderThe Pale Emperor is hitting the road again. Marilyn Manson has scheduled a short headlining tour this fall starting October 20 in Santa Ana, California. The two-week trek will conclude November 1 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Visit MarilynManson.com for all ticket info.The penultimate show of Manson's fall tour will be a Halloween performance at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.Earlier this year, Manson embarked on his Hell Not Hallelujah tour in support of his latest album, The Pale Emperor. He's currently on the road with The Smashing Pumpkins on the ominously titled The End Times tour, which is timed to end August 9 in Nashville.Here are Marilyn Manson's fall tour dates:10/20 -- Santa Ana, CA, The Observatory OC 10/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Theater at Ace Hotel 10/23 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheater 10/26 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues10/27 -- Tucson, AZ, Rialto Theater 10/28 -- El Paso, TX, Tricky Falls 10/31 -- Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Casino & Resort 11/1 -- Shreveport, LA, Riverfront Festival PlazaCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Arctic Monkeys, Fall Out Boy, WALK THE MOON & More Nominated for MTV Video Award


MTVMTV has revealed the nominees for the 2015 MTV Video Awards. Arctic Monkeys' "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?," Fall Out Boy's "Uma Thurman," WALK THE MOON's "Shut Up and Dance," Hozier's "Take Me to Church," and Florence + the Machine's "Ship to Wreck" will all compete for the title of Best Rock Video.Outside of the Best Rock Video category, Vance Joy's "Riptide," George Ezra's "Budapest" and James Bay's "Hold Back the River" are all nominated for the Artist to Watch prize.Several rock videos are also nominated for "professional categories," including Jack White's "Would You Fight for My Love" for Best Art Direction, Alt-J's "Left Hand Free" for Best Cinematography, and Hozier's "Take Me to Church" for Best Direction.You can vote for your favorites at VMA.MTV.com. Pop star and Wayne Coyne collaborator Miley Cyrus will host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, August 30, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.Here are this year’s MTV VMA nominees:VIDEO OF THE YEARBeyoncé – “7/11”Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”BEST MALE VIDEOEd Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”The Weeknd – “Earned It”Nick Jonas – “Chains”BEST FEMALE VIDEOBeyoncé – “7/11”Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”Sia – “Elastic Heart”Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”BEST HIP HOP VIDEOFetty Wap – “Trap Queen”Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”BEST POP VIDEOBeyoncé – “7/11”Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”Maroon 5 – “Sugar”BEST ROCK VIDEOHozier – “Take Me To Church”Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”Arctic Monkeys – “Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?”ARTIST TO WATCH presented by Taco BellFetty Wap – “Trap Queen”Vance Joy – “Riptide”George Ezra – “Budapest”James Bay – “Hold Back The River”FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”BEST COLLABORATIONTaylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang"VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGEJennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”Colbie Caillat – “Try”Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”Rihanna – “American Oxygen”Wale – “The White Shoes”PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIESBEST ART DIRECTIONTaylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson)The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber (Brewer)BEST CHOREOGRAPHYBeyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYFlying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)BEST DIRECTIONTaylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)BEST EDITINGBeyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber (Brewer)BEST VISUAL EFFECTSTaylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber (Brewer)Tyler, The Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Wolfmother Releasing 10th Anniversary Edition of Self-Titled Debut


Image Courtesy of InterscopeWolfmother is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their self-titled, debut album in deluxe fashion. The band is reissuing the album as a two-disc set on September 25. The deluxe edition of Wolfmother, which will also be released on vinyl, will feature a variety of demos, remixes and live performances.Though Wolfmother wasn't released until 2006 in the U.S., the album came out in the band's native Australia in 2005. Wolfmother included the singles "Joker & the Thief," "White Unicorn" and "Woman," which won Best Hard Rock Performance at the 2007 Grammys.Since their debut, Wolfmother has released two more albums: 2009's Cosmic Egg and 2014's New Crown. The band's fourth album will be released early next year.Here is the track list for the Wolfmother deluxe edition:Disc 1"Dimension""White Unicorn""Woman""Where Eagles Have Been""Apple Tree""Joker & the Thief""Colossal""Mind's Eye""Pyramid""Witchcraft""Tales from the Forest Of Gnomes""Love Train""Vagabond""The Earth's Rotation Around the Sun"†"Vagabond" (Acoustic Version)†"Joker & the Thief" (Loving Hands Remix)†"Woman" (Mstrkrft Remix)"Love Train" (Chicken Lips Malfunction Remix)†Disc 2"Dimension" (Demo)*"White Unicorn" (Demo)*"Woman" (Early Days Demo)*"Apple Tree" (Demo)*"Not Goin' Home" ("Joker & the Thief" – Demo)*"Colossal" (Demo)*"Pyramid" (Early Jam Demo)*"Witchcraft" (Rehearsal Room Demo)*"Love Train" (Rehearsal Room Demo)*"Vagabond" (Rehearsal Room Demo)*"Woman" (Live)†"Tales from the Forest of Gnomes" (Live)*"Mind's Eye" (Live)*"Dimension" (Live)†"Where Eagles Have Been" (Live)†*Previously Unreleased†Previously Unreleased in U.S.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mastodon Cancels Shows Due to "Personal Family Matter"


Credit: Travis Shinn Mastodon has canceled their upcoming tour, which was scheduled to run from August 7 at the Heavy Montreal Fest to September 3 in Athens, Greece. According to a press statement from the band's rep, the tour has been scrapped due to an unspecified "personal family matter."The canceled dates include Mastodon's set at the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals, plus two shows opening for Metallica in Russia. In addition, Mastodon's September 5 show in Iceland has been moved to December 5.Mastodon's scheduled to the road again in late September with a tour through Latin America.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci Wanted to Create a "Real Band" with Big Talk


Credit: Catherine AsanovBig Talk, the band led by The Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci, will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight, July 21, in support of their forthcoming, sophomore album, Straight In No Kissin'. Vannucci started Big Talk while The Killers were on their first hiatus, but he wanted to bring it back again, and this time, he's brought along a few friends."I always have a creative itch to scratch I think, it's just something I like doing, I like making records," Vannucci tells ABC Radio. "But I was kinda thinking, like, 'Man, wouldn't this be great to have like a real band.' Not like, you know, Ronnie and the backup boys."Big Talk is now a five-piece, including original collaborator Taylor Milne, plus John Konesky, John Spiker and Brooks Wackerman, all of whom have played with Jack Black's band Tenacious D. While you may think that the title Straight In No Kissin' was inspired by the silliness of Tenacious D, Vannucci says that it's meaning is much less dirty."That's been the title that's been in my world for a few years now," Vannucci explains. "Actually, I tried to get The Killers to use it. It's a saying that we found -- probably heard it from the guy who does the lights in The Killers, he's Irish -- it's a pretty common Irish saying."Now that he's the lead singer for a proper band, Vannucci has fully made the shift from drummer to frontman."It's all music to me, I could be playing a box and that would be some sort of music," Vannucci says. "Of course I had my own fears of it being weird when I got out in front, but it feels strangely natural."The cover of Straight In No Kissin', which will be released on July 24, features Vannucci and his Big Talk band mates dressed in drag. The album's originally planned artwork featured what Vannucci calls an "underwater space Kraken," but when he met with the designer, she also gave him album covers featuring each Big Talk member standing next to a female version of themselves. Vannucci loved those designs, too, and thought they could be used as artwork for singles."And then, like four days later, Vanity Fair publishes this Caitlyn Jenner thing," Vannucci remembers. "I just thought, 'It's so timely, what a great idea, like why can't we identify as women too?' And it was nice little ribbing to the whole sensationalism of the whole thing."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.