Nine Inch Nails, Beck & More Releasing Exclusive Vinyl on Record Store Day Black

Image Courtesy of Record Store Day Tons of exclusive vinyl records will be released in independent record stores on Friday for this year's Record Store Day Black Friday. The eclectic list of releases includes records from Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Stone Sour, MGMT and Green Day, among many others.Nine Inch Nails will be releasing a box set called Halo I-IV. The collection will include 12-inch vinyl singles of  "Down In It," "Head Like a Hole" and "Sin," plus the full-length 1989 version of Pretty Hate Machine.Beck's new single "Dreams" will get the vinyl treatment for Record Store Day Black Friday. The 12-inch single also will feature a capella and an instrumental versions of the track.Stone Sour's contribution to Record Store Day Black Friday will be Straight Outta Burbank, a covers EP featuring the band's takes on songs by The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Motley Crue and Bad Brains.MGMT will be revisiting their first record by releasing a glow-in-the dark version of their 2005 EP Time to Pretend. The EP also features MGMT's follow-up single, "Kids."Green Day is reissuing their 2004 punk rock opera American Idiot on red-and-black and white-and-black colored vinyl.Record Store Day Black Friday also will features releases from Coheed and Cambria, The Arcs, Spoon, Megadeth, Dave Matthews Band, Faith No More, Houndmouth, Garbage, Jesus and Mary Chain, Tenacious D and many more.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rockers Share Their Thanksgiving Plans

Credit: iStock/ThinkstockThanksgiving is here again, and many rock artists will be celebrating their Turkey Day surrounded by friends, family and, of course, lots and lots of food.Robert Trujillo will be at the Sound Garden record store in Syracuse, New York for Record Store Day Black Friday, and the Metallica bassist also will be spending Thanksgiving Day in the Empire State."My family and I will be in New York for the first time ever celebrating Thanksgiving, so that should be interesting," he tells ABC Radio.Elle King is excited to see her family on Thanksgiving, and the "Ex's and Oh's" will be bringing her band with her, too."I'm gonna be in Ohio so I'm gonna see my paw-paw and my brother," she tells ABC Radio. "The band that's coming on tour with us, I'm taking them home with us so I'll have a nice little rock and roll band with my family and hopefully I’ll keep them in line."As for her favorite Thanksgiving foods, King is looking forward to her "baked macaroni and cheese that I make; I make my maw-maw's recipe. And pumpkin pie."Likewise, the members of JR JR are looking forward to tons of food and time with family."I'm just excited for family food," Daniel Zott tells ABC Radio. "Everyone in my family is a really good cook. I just love hanging out and eating too much food and getting in a food coma.""I'll probably go back to Detroit, hang out with my parents," adds Josh Epstein. "For the past couple of years, we've been going to this restaurant for Thanksgiving so my mom doesn't have to deal with cooking." Of course, Thanksgiving is also the time to reflect on what you're thankful for, which isn't lost on WALK THE MOON."It's been a huge year for us, you know? We really have a lot to be thankful for," guitarist Eli Mainman tells ABC Radio. "We've had a lot of success off of 'Shut Up and Dance,' it's obviously taken us a lot of places this year. And so we're reflecting on how grateful we are for that experience and looking forward to heading into the new year with a new single and more touring."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Courtney Love's Cool with Justin Bieber's Nirvana Tee

Image Group LA/ABCYou can’t blame the guy for having good taste, but it might make a rock fan cringe to see someone like Justin Bieber wearing a Nirvana tee shirt.  He’s done it before, most recently at the American Music Awards last Sunday, when he was photographed wearing a vintage “Heart Shaped Box” shirt.You wouldn’t be alone in your criticism -- lots of folks considered it sacrilege, and gleefully jumped on the bash-Bieber bandwagon.  Courtney Love, however, isn’t one of them.  The singer and former Mrs. Kurt Cobain tweeted in the wake of the fallout, “You’re cool in my book, @justinbieber xc."For her part, Bieber’s stylist, Karla Welch, tells Harper’s Bazaar that her client’s a big fan of vintage band tees and has been wearing them for a while -- it’s just that people are only now starting to notice.  As for the fallout over the Nirvana tee, she says, “of course he's a fan of Nirvana. I think it's so funny that all these people are up in arms. I'm sure Kurt Cobain would be like -- I mean, I can't speak for him obviously -- but I don't think he was so snotty or that he would diss anyone who appreciated his music. I think he understood that that is like the antithesis of music appreciation. It's so funny. But you know, fans are fans!”If you don’t have any vintage Nirvana tees of your own and can’t find one at your local consignment store, you can always buy one like Bieber wore, from the place it got it.  That would be designer Jerry Lorenzo of Fear of God, who collects vintage rock tees, re-cuts them and then sells them online for rock star prices: a tee like Bieber’s will set you back about $1,500. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bono & the Edge, The Killers, Hozier to Particpate in World AIDS Day Events

ABC/Adam TaylorABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! will be hosting a shopathon on World AIDS Day, December 1, in order to raise money for the AIDS charity (RED). Joining host Jimmy Kimmel will be U2 frontman Bono, who co-founded (RED), and The Killers.Actresses Scarlett Johansson and Olivia Wilde also will make appearances during the special. That same day, Bono and The Edge, as well as Hozier, will perform at a World AIDS Day event at New York’s Carnegie Hall.The “It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done” concert is sponsored by the charity ONE -- also co-founded by Bono -- and (RED). The evening will celebrate progress in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty, as well as commemorate the 10-year anniversary of both charities.The Daily Show host Trevor Noah will emcee the event, and Vice President Joe Biden and Stephen Colbert are among the night’s speakers. Biden will honor former mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg for his contributions to the cause.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Cage the Elephant Launches "Tell Me I'm Pretty" Artwork Project

RCA RecordsCage the Elephant is teaming up with Tumblr for a new art project in conjunction with the band's forthcoming album, Tell Me I'm Pretty. For the project, Cage asked some of their favorite artists to create pieces based just on the lyrics from the album without hearing the actual music. The band will be sharing the resulting artwork throughout the coming weeks, starting with a piece based on a stanza from "Mess Around," the lead single on Tell Me I'm Pretty.In addition, Cage the Elephant is also asking you to submit your own artistic take on the Tell Me I'm Pretty lyrics. You can submit your artwork via band is also asking you to stay tuned to their Tumblr page for a "special announcement...regarding a special event we will be hosting in December."Tell Me I'm Pretty will be released December 18.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Disturbed Announces Canadian Tour

Credit: Travis ShinnBefore Disturbed kick off their first post-hiatus U.S. tour next year, the band will embark on a quick run through Canada. The Canadian dates start February 12 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and will conclude February 22 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Tickets are available at Asonia, the new band from ex-Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier, will open for Disturbed on the Canadian trek.Disturbed will be touring in support of Immortalized, the band's first album in five years. The U.S. leg of the tour begins February 25 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.Here are Disturbed's Canadian tour dates:2/12 -- Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre2/14 -- Lethbridge, AB, Enmax Centre2/15 -- Saskatoon, SK, SaskTel Centre2/18 -- Calgary, AB, Grey Eagle Events Centre2/19 -- Dawson Creek, BC, Encana Events Centre2/20 -- Edmonton, AB, Shaw Conference Centre2/22 -- Moose Jaw, SK, Mosaic PlaceCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Creed's Scott Stapp Reviews "Creed Movie" for Funny or Die

Image Courtesy of Wind-up RecordsThis week sees the release of Creed, the latest entry in the Rocky franchise. The film follows the son of Apollo Creed, played by Michael B. Jordan, as he trains with Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa, and is not at all about the band Creed. Don't tell that to Scott Stapp, though.In a video for Funny or Die, Stapp reviews Creed for his fictional review show Can You Take Me to the Movies, a play on Creed's song "Can You Take Me Higher?""As Creed the movie unfolded, there wasn't much that resembled what happened in Creed the band," says Stapp in his review.  "This movie has a lot of boxing. One time I punched a guy from 311 but I never actually boxed.""Spoiler alert! Creed the movie has no epic guitar solos played on a mountaintop!" Stapp continues. "And at no point does Creed sing on a steep cliff! That's what we do best!"Despite his gripes with the film, Stapp still gives Creed the movie four out of five "arms wide open."Next year, Stapp will embark on the North American leg of his Proof of Life solo tour.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Scott Stapp Reviews 'Creed' from Funny Or Die 

San Francisco Giants to Host Fourth Annual Metallica Night

Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressMetallica will once again team up with the San Francisco Giants for the fourth annual Metallica Night. The Bay Area metal legends will perform the national anthem and throw out the first pitch before their hometown Giants take on the visiting Colorado Rockies in AT&T Park May 6."We'll stick around all night to cheer on the orange and black with all the loyal fans and keep your eyes peeled to spot us participating in some in between inning action," writes the band on their website.Metallica has always been deeply ingrained in the Bay Area sports scene: the band has also performed before Golden State Warriors basketball games and San Jose Sharks hockey games.Tickets to the fourth annual Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants go on sale November 27 at 8 a.m PT.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Green Day's "American Idiot" to Be Released on Vinyl

Reprise RecordsGreen Day's politically-charged rock opera American Idiot will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday. The two-LP set, featuring one red-and-black-colored record and one white-and-black-colored record, will be limited to 5,000 copies.Green Day has been looking back at American Idiot a lot lately -- last month saw the long-awaited theatrical release of Heart Like a Hand Grenade, a documentary that followed the band as they recorded the 2004 album. Heart Like a Hand Grenade is now available on DVD.Record Store Day Black Friday will be held in independent record stores on November 27.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coldplay Shares Song Previews from "A Head Full of Dreams"

Parlophone UK/AtlanticWe're now just 10 days away from the release of Coldplay's seventh and possibly final album A Head Full of Dreams, and to build anticipation, the band is sharing tiny snippets of each song from the album on their Instagram. A new song preview will be posted every hour on the hour.So far, Coldplay has shared four song snippets, including the title track, which opens the album, and "Hymn for the Weekend," which features Beyonce. A Head Full of Dreams also includes guest contributions from Noel Gallagher, Chris Martin's ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, and even President Obama, whose rendition of the gospel standard "Amazing Grace" appears on the album.You'll be able to hear A Head Full of Dreams in full when it's released December 4.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. #Track1 #AHeadFullOfDreams #Coldplay #TenDaysUntilAHFODA video posted by Coldplay (@coldplay) on Nov 24, 2015 at 4:00am PST 

Bring Me the Horizon's "Throne" Hits Number One at Active Rock Radio

Image Courtesy of Columbia RecordsBring Me the Horizon's "Throne" has ascended to a throne of its own. The single has reached number one at Active Rock radio, overtaking Breaking Benjamin's "Angels Fall.""Throne" is a single from Bring Me the Horizon's latest album, That's the Spirit, which debuted at a career-high number two on the Billboard 200. The track gives Bring Me the Horizon their first number-one hit at Active Rock radio. The band previously reached the top 10 at the format with their single "Drown."In other Bring Me the Horizon news, the British band has launched a video diary documenting their recent U.S. tour. In the first episode, Oli Sykes and company discuss what they do before shows, including messing around with hoverboards and playing Guitar Hero.Bring Me the Horizon is currently on tour through Europe.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Stone Sour Releases Cover of Iron Maiden's "Running Free"

Credit: Travis ShinnStone Sour has unveiled their version of Iron Maiden's "Running Free," which will appear on the band's forthcoming covers EP, Straight Outta Burbank. You can listen to Stone Sour's rendition of "Running Free" now at"It's kick a**, it's driving, it's got the great Maiden guitar breaks that makes them such a special band," says frontman Corey Taylor of "Running Free." "So, once we settled on that song and really got into it, we were really stoked."Along with Stone Sour's take on "Running Free," Straight Outta Burbank also features covers of Bad Brains' "Sailin' On," Motley Crue's "Too Fast for Love," Slayer's "Seasons in the Abyss," and The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," featuring contributing vocals from Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale.Straight Outta Burbank will be released on Record Store Day Black Friday, November 27.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Five Finger Death Punch Postpones Paris Show

Image Courtesy of Prospect ParkAfter postponing a show in Milan, Italy due to rumors of a terrorist attack, Five Finger Death Punch has now postponed their concert in Paris, France. The Paris show was scheduled for November 24."We are still on tour in Europe, and we are evaluating each show day by day," writes the band on Facebook. "A lot of work and analysis goes into each decision. Since the events in Paris last week, the situation is still very chaotic -- a lot of misinformation -- and a lot uncertainty in some places. But the most important factor is the safety of the fans which we are not willing to compromise."Five Finger Death Punch postponed their show in Milan amid rumors that ISIS, the same terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the November 13 attacks in Paris, was planning on launching a similar attack on the concert.While in Europe, FFDP has been joined on the tour by co-headliners Papa Roach. While Papa Roach wasn't on the bill for the Paris show, they were planning their own headlining concert in Berlin, Germany on November 24, which also has been postponed.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Guitarist Adam Jones Talks New Tool Album: "Things Are Really Flowing"

Credit: Tim CadienteTool has been typically cryptic when it's come to talking about their forthcoming new album, the band's first since 2006's 10,000 Days, but guitarist Adam Jones has revealed a few nuggets of info in a new interview with Rolling Stone."I'll tell you, it's wonderful," Jones says of the album's progress. "Things are really flowing and going really well, and I'm just blown away at the stuff that's coming together. I'm excited and can't wait for it to be done."Jones adds that Tool has "20 potential song ideas," one of which is a possible 14-minute song currently called "Descending." Tool performed an abridged version of "Descending" during the Monster Mash Music Festival Halloween night."The song's amazing," says Jones. "It's one of those things, too, where we're playing this 'movie trailer' version of it and we just want to go into the main part of it. The main part's the best part, I think, but we just don't want to give that away yet. We're just doing a little taste test all the way through and put it together."As for frontman Maynard James Keenan, who recently replied to a question about the new Tool album with "There's nothing to say," Jones says the singer has heard the new music and is writing lyrics."He's got other stuff he does, so we keep him in the loop, and he has written lyrics, but he's still working on that and he'll commit," Jones says. "The best thing for all of us is when the song is done. I don't write leads until the song is done. You want to get a vibe. And Maynard can work on lyrics, but until the song's done and he knows how the end is, he's still figuring out the flow."Tool will be touring North America alongside Primus starting in January.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Arcs Debut New Song from "Inventors" Album

Nonesuch RecordsThe Arcs have shared "Young," a song featured on the band's forthcoming six-song vinyl recording The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. 1. As with much of The Arcs' work, the track finds frontman Dan Auerbach digging deep into his psychedelic influences. You can listen to "Young," which was co-written by David Berman of the band Silver Jews, now at"We've been meeting at night, writing together for a few years," says Auerbach of his partnership with Berman. "This is the first time we’ve shared any of that. The Arcs have recorded more songs from the collaboration and we hope to release more of it very soon."As the name suggests, The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. 1 is the first entry in the band's "Inventors" project, a series of new songs written by by Auerbach in collaboration with older artists. Vol. 1 includes contributions from blues, jazz and rock artist Dr. John and Los Lobos singer David Hidalgo.The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. 1 will be released as a 10-inch vinyl record on Record Store Day Black Friday, November 27. The recording will be available digitally on December 11.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

U2 Reschedules Postponed Paris Shows; HBO Live Special Now Set to Take Place Dec

Sam Jones/HBOU2 has announced makeup dates for the band's two concerts at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris that were postponed in the wake of the  terrorist attacks that took place in the city November 13.  The shows, which had been scheduled for November 14 and 15, now will be held  December 6 and 7."So much that was taken from Paris on the tragic night of November 13th is irreplaceable," says U2 singer Bono in a statement.  "For one night, the killers took lives, took music, took peace of mind -- but they couldn't steal the spirit of that city.  It's a spirit our band knows well and will try to serve when we return for the postponed shows on December 6th and 7th.  We're going to put on our best for Paris."Adds U2 tour promoter and producer Arthur Fogel, "The band wanted us to reschedule as soon as possible so that they could honor the commitment to their audience."Meanwhile, the canceled television broadcast of U2's Paris concert that was to have taken place November 14 on HBO now is scheduled for December 7.  The special, titled U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris, will be filmed live that day and will premiere at 9 p.m. ET.Tickets for the November 14 and 15 concerts will be honored for the December 6 and 7 shows, respectively.  Ticket holders who are unable to attend the rescheduled performances may receive refunds at their point of purchase through Monday, November 30.Prior to the Paris shows, which now will close out U2's 2015 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, the band will play four concerts at the 3Arena in its hometown of Dublin, Ireland -- tonight, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coldplay's "A Head Full of Dreams" to Feature President Obama

Credit: Julia KennedyIf Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams truly is the band's final album, then Chris Martin and company are certainly going out with a bang. Martin has revealed that a recording of President Obama's rendition of the gospel standard "Amazing Grace" will appear on A Head Full of Dreams, joining a star-studded album that includes everyone from Noel Gallagher and Beyonce -- and Beyonce's daughter -- to Martin's ex-wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow.President Obama sang "Amazing Grace" at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was one of the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina in June."We have a tiny clip of the president singing 'Amazing Grace' at that church," Martin tells UK tabloid The Sun. "Because of the historical significance of what he did and also that that song being about, 'I'm lost but now I'm found.'"A source "close to the band" also tells The Sun that Coldplay had to receive special permission from the White House in order to include the recording on the album.A Head Full of Dreams will be released December 4.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Iggy Pop to Perform at 2016 Tibet House US Benefit Concert

Credit: SukitaIggy Pop will perform at the 2016 edition of the Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert.  The annual event, now in its 26th year, will be held February 22 at New York City's Carnegie Hall.Joining the Godfather of Punk at the benefit concert will be electronic and R&B artist FKA Twigs, soul singer Sharon Jones and folk musician Basia Bulat.  The concert lineup is being curated by renowned composer Philip Glass.The event raises money for Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama that's dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Tibetan culture.Tickets for the 26th Annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert are on sale now via the Carnegie Hall website.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Five Finger Death Punch Cancels Show in Milan Amid Rumored Terrorist Threats

Image Courtesy of Prospect ParkFive Finger Death Punch canceled their show in Milan, Italy over the weekend due to rumored threats of a terrorist attack at the concert."We did our best in a very short amount of time to work with the local promoter and authorities to ensure that security would be adequate," the band wrote on their Facebook. "Unfortunately, we did not receive confirmation in time to satisfy our requirements and to ensure that our fans would be safe at the event. Therefore, we were forced to postpone the show to a later date."Rumors of an attack on the FFDP show in Milan began when an article in International Business Times reported hacktivist group Anonymous uncovered a list of planned attacks scheduled for Sunday, November 22 by ISIS, the same terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the November 13 attacks in Paris. The FFDP show was reportedly included in the list of targets. Anonymous later distanced themselves from the rumors.Bands including Foo Fighters, Marilyn Manson and Papa Roach have canceled European tour dates in the wake of the November 13 Paris attacks.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Wolfmother's "Victorious" Is a "Big, Epic Rock Record," Says Andrew Stockdale

Credit: Piper FergusonWolfmother is back with new music after a one-year slumber. The Australian hard rockers, led by frontman Andrew Stockdale, will release their fourth album, called Victorious, on February 19."It's a big, epic kind of rock record," Stockdale tells ABC Radio of Victorious. "A return to our roots, the Wolfmother roots. I played all the instruments on the demos and did the riffs, did the bass, did the drums. [I] kind of got back to the similar kind of themes, you know, 'Woman' and 'Joker [& the Thief]' and those kinds of songs."Stockdale believes that his return to the band's roots and the themes of their self-titled debut album will be the biggest surprise about Victorious."It's kinda high energy and it's got all of the things that people digged about [Wolfmother] in the first place," Stockdale explains. "I think that's a bit of surprise, that that could happen again."Of course, those who crave the mystical element of Wolfmother should be pleased with Victorious as well."I was thinking it sounds like maybe Pocahontas on a horse galloping through some forest in the Middle Ages or something," says Stockdale. "And then, like, dismounting a horse in like an edible garden and having some kind of like peace-love-hippie festival."That certainly sounds like something that could be described as "victorious," a title Stockdale initially chose because it "sounded cool." However,  that title has begun to take on a different meaning."A friend of mine had a bit of a health problem," Stockdale tells ABC Radio. "When he recovered from that, it was like just the basic things in life was like a victory." Wolfmother will be touring in support of Victorious next year starting February 24 in Minneapolis.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Foo Fighters Release Free EP, as Dave Grohl Comments on Paris Attacks

Foo Fighters/RCA RecordsWe now know what that countdown clock was all about.  Early Monday, Foo Fighters released a free EP on their website -- along with a note written by frontman Dave Grohl that touches upon the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.The EP, titled Saint Cecilia, is available for download or streaming on, iTunes and elsewhere.  It's interesting to note that the double-F Foo Fighters logo displayed on the post-countdown page still incorporates the same state highway sign outline design the countdown clock did.  That led to speculation the band would announce details of the second Sonic Highways season on HBO, which the band has already confirmed will happen.Grohl begins his note, which is dated November 19, by stating that the project "has now taken on an entirely different tone" in light of what happened in Paris."The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music," Grohl explains. "The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us."Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away."Grohl concludes, "To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families. We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done."A separate letter follows, written by Grohl days before the Paris attacks and reflecting on the process of recording the Foos' Sonic Highways album, the subsequent tour, and the origin of the Saint Cecilia EP.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Eagles of Death Metal Frontman Opens Up About Paris Attacks

Chapman BaehlerThe lead singer of Eagles of Death Metal detailed in an interview with VICE what happened inside Paris' Bataclan Concert Hall November 13, when gunmen unleashed a deadly attack.In a clip previewing VICE's interview, set to premiere this week on, the band's lead singer, Jesse Hughes, said, "Several people hid in our dressing room, and the killers were able to get in, and killed every one of them -- except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket.""People were playing dead, and they were so scared," Hughes said.The concert massacre was one of six attacks throughout Paris the night of November 13 that left 130 people dead overall. The band's merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, was among the victims.An emotional Hughes said, "A great reason why so many were killed is because so many people wouldn't leave their friends.""So many people put themselves in front of people," he said.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Paris Resident Lenny Kravitz Writes About Bataclan Attack: "It Could Happen Anyw

Image Courtesy of Press Here PublicityLenny Kravitz is one of the more than two million people who call Paris home. In an op-ed on, Kravitz gave his thoughts on the November 13 terrorist attacks, where 89 people were killed inside the Bataclan concert hall during an Eagles of Death Metal show."Whether it was anybody I knew or not, it hit a chord with me and I'm deeply concerned," he writes. "I think at this point, it could happen anywhere. I live my life onstage and in venues and these things can happen. And they're being chosen as targets."Kravtiz feels a special connection to the Bataclan, too."I've played on the stage of the Bataclan. I've gone to concerts there," he says. "Back in the '90s, Alice in Chains were playing there and they invited me up onstage to jam with them. The last show I saw there was The Black Keys and I was up in the balcony. It's an institution."Kravitz wasn't in Paris at the time of the attacks -- he was in the Bahamas -- though he says he's "not worried about returning" to the City of Light."I was in New York for 9/11. Things bounced back," he says. "But in general, I think life is changing. You'll definitely think about it when you're sitting in a café or in a restaurant.""Obviously, we're talking about France and these people, but at the same time, these things are going on all over, in Lebanon, Syria, Africa," Kravitz continues. "I'm concerned about this on every level for everybody. It's not just 'pray for Paris' -- it's 'pray for the world.'"Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Cage the Elephant Is in "Trouble" on New Song

Credit: Ira ChernovaCage the Elephant has shared "Trouble," another new song from the band's forthcoming album, Tell Me I'm Pretty. Unlike the album's frantic lead single, "Mess Around," "Trouble" is a slower, more introspective tune.Tell Me I'm Pretty was produced by The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach. It will be Cage the Elephant's follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2013 album, Melophobia.Tell Me I'm Pretty will be released on December 18.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Wolfmother Releases Two New Songs from Forthcoming Album, "Victorious"; Reveals

Universal Music EnterprisesWolfmother has shared two new songs from their forthcoming album, Victorious: "City Lights" and the title track. Both songs continue the band's tradition of classic rock revivalism while also adding a bit of a more modern spin.If you pre-order Victorious on iTunes, you'll receive instant downloads of both "City Lights" and the song "Victorious."Wolfmother has also revealed the track list for Victorious. The 10-track album boasts some very Wolfmother-sounding song titles, including "Gypsy Caravan," "Baroness," and "Eye of the Beholder."Victorious will be released February 19.  Here's the track list:"The Love that You Give""Victorious""Baroness""Pretty Peggy""City Lights""The Simple Life""Best of a Bad Situation""Gypsy Caravan""Happy Face""Eye of the Beholder"Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coldplay Announces 2016 World Tour

Credit: Julia KennedyGet ready for a year full of Coldplay. Chris Martin and company have announced an international tour for 2016 in support of their forthcoming album, A Head Full of Dreams. The world outing will kick off March 31 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and will travel through Latin America before heading over to Europe. A North American leg will be announced at a later date.A Head Full of Dreams, Coldplay's seventh and possibly final album, will be released December 4. Noel Gallagher, Beyonce, electronic artist Avicii and Martin's ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow all make appearances on the album.Coldplay will perform "Adventure of a Lifetime," the first single from A Head Full of Dreams, this weekend on the American Music Awards, airing live Sunday on ABC.Here are Coldplay's currently scheduled world tour dates:3/31 -- Buenos Aires, AR, Estadio Unico de La Plata 4/3 -- Santiago, CL, Estadio Nacional 4/5 -- Lima, PE, Estadio Nacional 4/7 -- Sao Paulo, BR, Allianz Parque 4/10 -- Rio de Janeiro, BR, Maracana 4/13 -- Bogota, CO, Estadio El Campin 4/16 -- Mexico City, MX, Foro Sol 5/24 -- Nice, FR, Stade Charles-Ehrmann5/26 -- Barcelona, ES, Estadi Olimpic6/1 -- Gelsenkirchen, DE, Veltins-Arena 6/4 -- Manchester, UK, Etihad Stadium 6/7 -- Glasgow, UK, Hampden Park 6/11 -- Zurich, CH, Stadion Letzigrund6/16 -- London, UK, Wembley Stadium 6/18 -- London, UK, Wembley Stadium6/23 -- Amsterdam, NL, Amsterdam ArenA6/29 -- Berlin, DE, Olympiastadion 7/1 -- Hamburg, DE, Volksparkstadion 7/3 -- Stockholm, SE, Friends Arena 7/5 -- Copenhagen, DK, Telia ParkenCopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Members of Nirvana, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains Perform with Jimmy Page at S

Credit: Brady HarveyJimmy Page gave a surprise performance at a charity event Thursday night when we was presented with the 2015 EMP Founders Award by the EMP Museum in Seattle. According to Rolling Stone, the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist was joined by Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Alice in Chains members Jerry Cantrell and William DuVall for an all-star jam of "Rock and Roll." You can check out fan-filmed footage of the performance on YouTube.While Page only got on stage for "Rock and Roll," the night was full of special performances. For example, Cantrell and DuVall performed Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks" together, while DuVall joined forces with Thayil to cover "Immigrant Song." All of the performances were backed by the house band, which included former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan and ex-Screaming Trees and Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin.The Founders Award Celebration event raises money for the museum's youth-arts education programs. Here's the event's complete set list, according to Rolling Stone:With Rich Robinson and John Hogg:"Ten Years Gone""Custard Pie""Sick Again""Dazed and Confused"With Jerry Cantrell and William Duvall:"When the Levee Breaks""Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)""No Quarter""How Many More Times"With Kim Thayil and Duvall:"Immigrant Song""Communication Breakdown""Four Sticks"With Thayil, Hogg and Krist Novoselic:"Out on the Tiles"With Hogg and Rick Nielsen:"Happenings Ten Years Time Ago"With Paul Rodgers and Brian Wheat:"Satisfaction Guaranteed""Radioactive"With Jimmy Page, Paul Allen and the entire cast:"Rock and Roll"Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.