Music

Did Angelina Jolie Really Kidnap Chris Martin?


Phil HarveyIn addition to being an accomplished singer and songwriter, it turns out Chris Martin is something of a comedian.When asked by a reporter at a recent Hollywood luncheon how Angelina got the musician to write the song "Miracles" for her new film, Unbroken, Martin spun quite a tale."I got a message that said, 'Meet in this undisclosed location. You'll be blindfolded and picked up by seven ex–Navy SEALs,'" Martin deadpanned to New York magazine. "So they kidnapped me, hit me over the head, and sprayed me with Mace. When I woke up, I was in an office, and Brad Pitt was doing push-ups as Angelina Jolie was just sitting there with her crown on. There was also a guy holding a knife to my throat, and she said, 'Write me a song, or else.' And Brad Pitt said, 'Yeah. What she said.'"Wait, there's more."We wrote a song and then she said, 'It's through to the final eight,' and then we had live eliminations at her house," the Coldplay frontman continued.Obviously, Martin's group came out on top, -- or did it? Not so, he said."We came in second, but the main guy chickened out," he joked.Turning serious for a minute, Martin explained that he enjoys the unique challenge of writing a song for a film's soundtrack as compared to, say, creating an entire album."I find that a little bit of limitation is really helpful when you're trying to create," he said."Miracles" is Coldplay's second song written for a film, following last year's "Atlas," composed for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.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 

Brandon Flowers Says New Solo Album Is "Definitely Going to Be Different"


Image Courtesy of Brandon Flowers MusicWith The Killers still on their self-imposed hiatus, frontman Brandon Flowers has turned his attention to his second solo album. According to Flowers, the new album, due out in 2015 -- won't sound too much like his solo debut, Flamingo."Even though I'm still young, you can start to get set in your ways," Flowers tells NME. "Change is good and there's always growth, I'm always looking for that."That change will be facilitated by Grammy-winner Ariel Rechtshaid, who will be producing the new album."He's really knowledgeable about every genre; it's pretty incredible what he's able to reference and pull out," Flowers says of Rechtshaid. "[The new album is] definitely going to be different, but I'm still in the thick of it, hammering away."Even though The Killers are taking a break, the band did come together for their annual Christmas single. This year's song was "Joel, the Lump of Coal," which the band recorded with Jimmy Kimmel. Flowers tells NME that they also wanted "Power of Love" singer Huey Lewis to contribute to "Joel, the Lump of Coal.""Somehow, along the way, Huey lost his involvement," Flowers says. "Jimmy had this idea of a lump of coal who goes to a bad kid and gives up his life and becomes a diamond. It’s kind of genius that it hasn’t been used."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

Two People Have Found Vinyl Records Jack White Hid Inside Furniture in 2004


Image Courtesy of David James SwansonIt turns out Jack White developed a taste for unconventional album releases at a young age. Before he became the rock star he is today, White used to work as an upholsterer in Detroit. He was mentored by friend and coworker Brain Muldoon, who also had musical aspirations. The two formed a band -- aptly named The Upholsterers -- and recorded a single, entitled "Apple of My Eye," in 2000.Four years later, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Muldoon's start in the upholstery business, they recorded a second single. They then hid 100 copies of the single, pressed on vinyl, inside pieces of furniture on which they worked, without telling the customers.  Now, according to White's current label, Third Man Records, two of the singles have been found by two separate people."Recently Third Man Records has been made aware of the discovery of two different copies found by two separate individuals of the 2nd single by the Upholsterers," reads a statement on the label's website. "This duo, comprising of actual upholsterers Jack White and Brian Muldoon, pressed 100 copies of this single and proceeded to hide them in furniture being reupholstered by Muldoon in 2004, in celebration of his 25th year in the business."The upholstery route isn't the first time White has released singles in an unconventional manner.  In 2012, White released his single "Freedom at 21" via balloons . Only a few that were launched were ever found -- one of which sold for over $4,000 on eBay. So keep that in mind as you pull apart your furniture in search of the Upholsters' single.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

Incubus to Release Two New EPs


Image Courtesy of Epic RecordsFour years after releasing their last album, Incubus will return in 2015 with two new EPs."We’re planning on releasing two installments that will total an album, two EPs," guitarist Mike Einziger tells Billboard. “We’re hoping to put out the first one in February or March, then the summer.”Along with the new music announcement, Incubus also revealed they've signed to Island Records. Having left Epic Records in 2012, Incubus wrote the new material without the influence of a label."We didn’t have any plans to make this record,” Einziger says. "Just having no horizon to look at was important for us. We needed that."The lead single from the EPs will be a song entitled "Trust Fall," which Einziger describes as "pretty ambitious." As a whole, he believes that the new releases will surprise listeners with songs like "Trust Fall" and "Dance Like You're Dumb.""['Dance Like You're Dumb' is] our version of a loud aggressive rock song," Einziger says. "It’s definitely not what someone would expect from us."Incubus' last album was 2011's If Not Now, When?, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.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

Kid Rock Reveals Pre-Order Details, Track List for "First Kiss"


Image Courtesy of Top Dog/Warner Bros. RecordsKid Rock will release First Kiss, his tenth studio album, on February 24 -- but starting today, you'll be able to pre-order the album from the Detroit rocker's website. If you do, you'll scorea download of the title track on January 6, when the single's music video will premiere and the track hits radio. Select pre-order packages will also include pre-sale ticket access to Rock's 2015 headlining tour, which will be announced shortly.Additionally, Rock has revealed the First Kiss track list, which consists of nine songs, plus one bonus track for both the explicit and clean versions of the record. "FOAD" is the bonus track on the explicit version, but if you prefer your Kid Rock without all the cursing, you'll get the song "Say Goodbye" on the clean version.In more First Kiss news, Rock is asking fans to share a photo their New Year's Eve kiss on Twitter or Instagram using #KidRockFirstKiss. The best photos will be collected for a short video debuting January 5 featuring a preview of the song "First Kiss." All photos will be displayed on KidRock.com/FirstKiss starting on January 1.Here is the track list for First Kiss:"First Kiss" "Good Times, Cheap Wine" "Johnny Cash" "Ain't Enough Whiskey" "Drinking Beer with Dad" "Good Time Lookin' for Me" "Best of Me" "One More Song" "Jesus and Bocephus" Explicit Bonus Track: "FOAD" Clean Bonus Track: "Say Goodbye"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

Muse's Latest Instagram Tease Shows Band Recording with Orchestra


Image Courtesy of Gavin BondMuse is continuing to tease fans with little bits of information about their new album posted to the band's Instagram page. The latest post is a video of an orchestra recording before frontman Matt Bellamy swings the camera around to himself as he watches.The post is captioned simply, "Milan strings." Given Muse's penchant for the dramatic, recording with a Milanese orchestra does seem to make a lot of sense.But with regard to spilling details about the new album, which will be Muse's seventh studio effort, the band has been playing things very close to the vest. The only real info that has been revealed is that they will be working with AC/DC and Def Leppard producer Mutt Lange.Muse's last album was 2012's The Second Law, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 -- the band's highest spot on the chart to date. 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

Anthrax Announces Their Own Bourbon Brand


Image Courtesy of Matthew RodgersAnthrax received their sixth Grammy nomination earlier this month, and the band is celebrating in style. The thrash metal legends have teamed up with Jefferson's Bourbon to create their own brand of the beverage, called Indians."Anthrax's Indians, a single barrel bourbon, was personally chosen by the band and will taste like no other due to its particular blend and the barrel it was aged in," reads a press release."We've been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie or poster, and Indians was perfect," adds bassist Frank Bello in a statement.Indians is now available for order via the Atlantic City Bottle Company's website. One bottle will set you back $100. If you live near Atlantic City, though, you can pick up a bottle in store for $75.Anthrax was nominated for the 2015 Grammys in the Best Metal Performance category for their cover of Black Sabbath's "Neon Knights." The band recorded the cover for a Ronnie James Dio tribute album entitled Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life."It's been an honor every time we've been nominated, but this one is particularly special," says drummer Charlie Benante. "To have been asked to contribute 'Neon Knights' to Ronnie's tribute album was an honor on its own; to have it nominated for a Grammy is just beyond the best."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

In Flames Announce 2015 Tour


Image Courtesy of Patric UllaeusNow that they're almost finished with their co-headlining tour with Opeth, In Flames will head out as the sole headliner for a 2015 tour. The trek will commence February 20 in Agoura Hills, California and conclude March 18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All ticket info is posted at InFlames.com."We are having such an amazing time being on tour in U.S. and sharing our stage with our friends in Opeth that it's hard to believe how time flies and that there are only a few shows left this year," says lead vocalist Anders Fridén in a statement. "Therefore, it's even better to be able to announce that we'll be back in the beginning of 2015 to see all of you beautiful people again. Thanks to all of you for your support; you make us feel at home!"The headlining tour will be in support of In Flames' 11th album, Siren Charms. Siren Charms gave In Flames their first number-one record on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums chart.All That Remains and Wovenwar will be the openers on the tour.Here are all the new In Flames tour dates2/20 -- Agoura Hills, CA, The Canyon 2/21 -- Tucson, AZ, Rialto Theatre 2/22 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues 2/23 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues 2/25 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex 2/27 -- Santa Cruz, CA, The Catalyst 2/28 -- Chico, CA, Senator Theatre 3/1 -- Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades 3/3 -- Missoula, MT, The Wilma Theatre 3/4 -- Spokane, WA, Knitting Factory Concert House 3/5 -- Boise, ID, Knitting Factory Concert House 3/6 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Theater 3/7 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox SODO 3/9 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theater 3/10 -- Kelowna, BC, Level Nightclub 3/12 -- Edmonton, AB, Encore 3/13 -- Calgary, AB, Flames Central 3/14 -- Saskatoon, SK, O'Brians Event Centre 3/15 -- Winnipeg, MB, The Garrick Centre 3/16 -- Bismarck, ND, Bismarck Civic Center 3/18 -- Milwaukee, WI, The RaveFollow --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

Cage the Elephant, Alabama Shakes Featured on Upcoming Season of "Live from the


Image Courtesy of Colin LaneLong-running public television music program Live from the Artists Den has announced the lineup for 2015. The new season -- the show's ninth -- will feature performances from Alabama Shakes February 6, and Cage the Elephant February 13.Alabama Shakes' episode was taped at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee, which is attached to the iconic Loveless Cafe. The performance featured songs from the band's debut album, Boys & Girls, as well as a number of new tracks."We've never played in a barn before," frontwoman Brittany Howard said in the interview included in the band's episode. "It's nice to play somewhere like this, because it's got a little more character and a little more flavor than some sort of new venue."Cage's concert was taped at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry in Santa Barbara, California. Their typically raucous set included cuts from the band's 2014 album, Melophobia, which was recently nominated for a Grammy in the Best Alternative Album category.The 2015 Live From the Artists Den season will begin on January 30 with a performance by country stars Zac Brown Band. The final episode of the season, featuring Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice, airs February 20.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Eddie Vedder Auctioning Guitar He Used During The Who Tribute Show


Image Courtesy of Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSEddie Vedder recently performed at a star-studded tribute to the legendary band The Who to support the Teenage Cancer Trust. Now, the Pearl Jam frontman is auctioning off the Gibson SG guitar he played during that concert. Both Vedder and The Who's Roger Daltrey have signed the guitar.The auction will end on December 22. All proceeds from the sale of the guitar will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.Vedder used the guitar to play The Who's classic song "Won't Get Fooled Again." The Who tribute show also featured performances from Oasis' Liam Gallagher, Rush's Geddy Lee, Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson and Brody Dalle.Teenage Cancer Trust, of which Daltrey has been a patron for more than 10 years, raises money to take care of the special needs of teenage and young adult cancer patients by providing special hospital units designed with them in mind. The charity also backs research, support services and education related to the disease.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

Perry Farrell Among Stars Who'll Perform at Talking Heads Tribute Concert in NYC


Image Courtesy of Kyle Dean ReinfordThe music of David Byrne and his old band Talking Heads will be the focus of the latest in a series of star-studded tribute concerts organized by New York City entrepreneur Michael Dorf. The show is scheduled for March 23, 2015, at New York's Carnegie Hall.The initial lineup for the event includes Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss, among others. Hip-hop group The Roots, alt-country singer Steve Earle and singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, also will perform. More performers will be announced soon. At least 20 artists are expected to hit the stage during the show.Tickets are available now at the Carnegie Hall box office and CarnegieHall.org. VIP packages can be purchased by visiting MusicOf.org.Proceeds from the show will benefit various music education programs for underprivileged youth. The Byrne and Talking Heads tribute will be the 11th annual themed charity concert Dorf has helped organize in New York City.  The events have raised more than $1 million so far.Among the artists that have been the subject of previous shows are The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Elton John, R.E.M., The Who, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.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 

Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan to Perform with Mad Season for One-Off Show


Image Courtesy of Press Here PublicityGrunge supergroup Mad Season will breathe anew in Seattle for one night.  Founding members Mike McCready and Barrett Martin will be joined by Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagen for a special show for the Seattle Symphony's "Sonic Evolution" concert series.  The concert will take place January 30, with tickets available now at SeattleSymphony.org.Mad Season was formed in 1994 by Pearl Jam guitarist McCready, Screaming Trees drummer Martin, bassist John Baker Saunders and Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley.  The band recorded one album, Above, featuring the hit single "River of Deceit."  Following  Saunders' death in 1999, as well as Staley's continued ailing health, Mad Season broke up.  Staley died in 2002.In 2013, the surviving members of Mad Season released a deluxe edition of Above that featuring live version of songs from the album, plus unreleased tunes written and sung by Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan.  The band had planned a second album featuring Lanegan on lead vocals, but the record was never finished.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

Rise Against, Black Veil Brides and Godsmack Added to Download Festival Lineup


Image Courtesy of LeAnn Mueller/DGC/Interscope RecordsFollowing last month's unveiling of headliners, the U.K.'s Download Festival has announced more than 15 new additions to the 2015 lineup. Rise Against, Black Veil Brides, Godsmack, Lamb of God and Eagles of Death Metal have joined the bill, as well as classic rocker Billy Idol and rapper Ice-T's band Body Count.The new additions join headliners Slipknot, Muse and KISS. The complete Download Festival 2015 lineup has yet to be announced, but you can view all the bands on the initial lineup at DownloadFestival.co.uk.Download Festival 2015 takes place June 12-14. Tickets to the festival are now available.The Download Festival has been held in Donington Park in Leicestershire, England since 2003. The 2014 lineup included Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith.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

Imagine Dragons to Release New Album, "Smoke + Mirrors," February 17


KIDinaKORNER/Interscope RecordsImagine Dragons have now released full details of their long-awaited new album.  It'll be titled Smoke + Mirrors, and it's due February 17.  You can pre-order the standard version now on iTunes: if you do so, you'll get instant downloads of the current single "I Bet My Life," as well as an additional track, "Gold."An exclusive deluxe version of Smoke + Mirrors will be available at Target, while an "art box deluxe" edition, featuring lithograph prints and an oversized album booklet, is available at the band's website.  If you spring for that one, which costs about $35, you'll get early access to tickets for the band's 2015 tour.Smoke + Mirrors, recorded at Imagine Dragons' new home studio, is described as containing "raw tension and intense vulnerability," as well as "sharply-crafted beats and grooves."  It's the follow-up to their best-selling 2012 disc, Night Visions.  A trailer about the making of Smoke + Mirrors is streaming now on VEVO.Here's the Smoke + Mirrors track list:"Shots""Gold""Smoke and Mirrors""I’m So Sorry""I Bet My Life""Polaroid""Friction""It Comes Back to You""Dream""Trouble""Summer""Hopeless Opus""The Fall"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 

Five Finger Death Punch Hits Number One with "Wrong Side of Heaven"


Image Courtesy of Prospect ParkFive Finger Death Punch has notched their fourth straight number one hit at rock radio with "Wrong Side of Heaven." The single gives the band fourteen consecutive top 10 hits at Active Rock radio.The video for "Wrong Side of Heaven," which was released in August, was filmed to raise awareness of the living conditions of veterans and their struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder."Wrong Side of Heaven" appears on the first volume of 5FDP's Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell. Other number one singles from the two-volume set include "Battle Born" and "Lift Me Up," which features Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford on vocals.  Each volume peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.Having just finished a co-headlining arena tour with Volbeat, 5FDP has returned to the studio to record their follow-up to the Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell series. Assuming it won't be another multi-volume record, the new album will be the band's sixth full-length release.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Green Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Among New Class of Rock and Roll Hall o


Rock and Roll Hall of FameGreen Day and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are among six acts that have been selected to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The 30th class of inductees also includes the late Stevie Ray Vaughn and his band Double Trouble, Bill Withers, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and the late Lou Reed, who is being inducted for his solo work. He  was inducted in 1996 as a member of the Velvet Underground.The 1950s vocal group, The “5” Royales, will be recognized with the Early Influence Award.In addition Ringo Starr will be presented with the Award for Musical Excellence.Of course, Ringo was inducted in 1988 as a member of The Beatles. John, Paul and George are also in as solo artists. “This means recognition to me," Ringo tells Rolling Stone. “And it means, finally, the four of us are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even though we were the biggest pop group in the land, though now it all looks funny in black and white.”Artists are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single.Green Day’s debut EP, 1,000 Hours, came out in 1989, which means the band is entering the hall in its first year of eligibility. "I had to go for a walk when I heard the news," Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tells Rolling Stone. "We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has always held something special for me because my heroes were in there. This is a great time for us to sort of reflect and look back with gratitude,” Armstrong said.Joan Jett tells Rolling Stone the news is “surreal and very humbling."  “It's a culmination of all you've dreamed about doing as a musician. I've always been hopeful [that I'd get in] because I think it's an incredible acknowledgment, says Jett, adding, “I'm very proud to be with all these great musicians. It's going to take a few minutes to sink in before I see how I really feel about it."The induction ceremony is set for April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall.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

Marilyn Manson Releases New Song, "Deep Six"


Image Courtesy of Delaney Bishop/Universal Music Group DistributionMarilyn Manson has revealed a second song from his forthcoming album, The Pale Emperor. The newly released track, entitled "Deep Six," sounds like dark, heavy goth disco. You can listen to "Deep Six" now on YouTube.If you pre-order The Pale Emperor on iTunes, you'll receive an instant download of "Deep Six." You'll also get an instant download of the first single from the new album, "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge."The Pale Emperor will be released on January 20. A day later, Manson will begin his Hell Not Hallelujah tour in Washington, D.C. The tour will wrap up in Las Vegas on Valentine's Day, February 14. All ticket information can be found at MarilynManson.com.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

System of a Down Adds Los Angeles Date to Wake Up the Souls Tour


Image Courtesy of Frank MaddocksSystem of a Down will be waking up souls in the U.S. next year. The band has added a Los Angeles date to their Wake Up the Souls tour, which 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 is now present day Turkey. The show takes place at The Forum on April 6."The Armenian community around the world, with its largest U.S. component in L.A., has been instrumental in placing the necessary pressure on successive U.S. administrations and congress for the just recognition of the genocide," says frontman Serj Tankian. "So this tour wouldn’t be complete without a performance in Los Angeles."The L.A. show will be the opening date on the Wake Up the Souls tour, which will be making stops in the U.K., Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Russia. It will then conclude with SoaD's first ever show in Armenia, which will take place on April 23 in Yerevan's Republic Square. The generally accepted start date of the Armenian Genocide is April 24, 1915.All ticket info can be found on SystemofaDown.com.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Fall Out Boy Release New Track, "The Kids Aren't Alright"; Reveal Track List and


Image Courtesy of Island Records/DCD2 RecordsNow that Fall Out Boy's new album, American Beauty/American Psycho, has become available for pre-order, a treasure trove of AB/AP info has been revealed. Firstly, the band has released a new track from the album, entitled "The Kids Aren't Alright." If you pre-order the record from iTunes, you'll receive an instant download of "The Kids Aren't Alright," along with the title-track and the single, "Centuries." You can listen to "The Kids Aren't Alright" now on YouTube.Additionally, FOB has unveiled the full track list for American Beauty/American Psycho. While the track list doesn't really live up to FOB's reputation for extremely long song names -- although album closer "Twin Skeleton's (Hotel in NYC)" does fill the requisite parentheses quota -- there is a track intriguingly titled "Uma Thurman." Also on the album is the song "Immortals," which is presumably the same "Immortals" the band wrote for the Big Hero 6 soundtrack.Finally, the American Beauty/American Psycho album artwork has been revealed. While there aren't any children smoking on the cover like there were on the Save Rock and Roll cover, the new record's artwork does feature a kid sporting some foreboding face-paint.To add to today's FOB celebration, the band will be premiering the video for "American Beauty/American Psycho" at 7 p.m. ET on Vevo. American Beauty/American Psycho the album will be released on January 20.Here is the full American Beauty/American Psycho track list:"Irresistible""American Beauty/American Psycho""Centuries""The Kids Aren’t Alright""Uma Thurman""Jet Pack Blues""Novocaine""Fourth of July""Favorite Record""Immortals""Twin Skeleton's (Hotel in NYC)"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

"Consequence of Sound" Names Governors Ball the "Festival of the Year"


Image Courtesy of Big Hassle MediaThe noted festival aficionados at Consequence of Sound have named the Governors Ball Music Festival as the "Festival of the Year." Held in New York City's Randall's Island, Gov Ball started off as a one-day, 12-act festival in 2011. Now in it's fourth year, the festival has evolved into a three-day festival featuring headlining sets from Jack White, The Strokes and Vampire Weekend."[Governors Ball] has cemented itself as not just the best festival the Big Apple has ever seen, but one of the top music events in the country," writes CoS.The 2014 Gov Ball lineup also included sets from Damon Albarn, Spoon, TV on the Radio and Bastille.Governors Ball will return to Randall's Island for the 2015 festival on June 5-7. A lineup announcement for the 2015 festival is expected in mid-January.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

Robert Trujillo Says Metallica Is "Blueprinting" New Album


Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressMetallica bassist Robert Trujillo has confirmed that the metal legends are working on a new album."We're just blueprinting everything right now," Trujillo tells Rock Cellar Magazine. "There are a lot of ideas, a lot of song bodies, you gotta go through the process. For me personally I’m really excited about what we’ve been able to jam out."The new album will be a milestone of sorts for Metallica -- it will be the band's tenth studio album. Their last record, 2008's Death Magnetic, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200."Writing a Metallica song is a journey and a process, and it takes time," Trujillo says. "But that’s what’s special about it. Metallica likes to nurture a song, nurture an arrangement."Metallica has been busy lately, having recently completed a week-long residency on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The band is also working on deluxe reissues of their first and second albums, 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride the Lightning. If you've collected any cool Metallica memorabilia over the years, you may even be able to help them put everything together -- the band has asked fans to submit audio, video, photographs and other memorabilia for possible use in the re-issue packages.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Chad Smith Says New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album Will Be "Very Different and Uniq


Image Courtesy of Clara Balzary/Warner Bros. RecordsRed Hot Chili Peppers have a new album in the works, and, according to drummer Chad Smith, it won't sound like anything RHCP have done before."We've written and recorded in a way that we've never done before, so the record is going great," Smith tells Rolling Stone as part of a Twitter Q&A. "We all have high hopes that it's going to take off and we're going to do something very different and unique for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.""We've got lots of songs, and we're working with an unnamed producer who is really challenging us to find new ways to come up with new music," he adds.Smith also reminisces about his "drum-off" with doppelganger Will Ferrell, and reveals that he and Ferrell are working on a project together."I can't really expound upon details, but we have been talking about doing something next year that will combine music and comedy ­-- a show," Smith says. "It will benefit the charities that we're into. Plus, I think I need to redeem myself from how I was robbed of the Golden Cowbell."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

Trent Reznor Discusses Golden Globe Nominated "Gone Girl" Soundtrack


Image Courtesy of The Fun StarTrent Reznor and Atticus Ross' Gone Girl soundtrack marks the duo's third collaboration with director David Fincher. The score also give them their third Golden Globe nomination, following a nomination for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack, and a win for The Social Network's."Our role becomes really trying to get inside his head to see what vision he has for the role of music to play in his films," Reznor says of working with Fincher in a video for Deadline Hollywood. That's an interesting way of putting it, given that the opening scene of Gone Girl has Nick Dunne, played by Ben Affleck, fantasizing about about learning everything that's inside his wife's head."We're so lucky with [Fincher] in the sense that he does want the music to be a character in the film," adds Ross.Reznor and Ross also worked together in Nine Inch Nails -- Ross worked on NIN's 2005 comeback album, With Teeth. Their first soundtrack together was for Fincher's The Social Network."We experiment with different textures and decide what instruments we want to use and how we want to go about composing and then try to relate to different emotions and feelings that we’ve gotten from the script, and what little we’ve seen of the film," Reznor says of the score-composing process.The Golden Globes will air on January 11. Other rockers to receive nominations include Patti Smith, Lorde and Lana Del Rey.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

Report: Scott Stapp Threatened to Assassinate President Obama, According to 911


Image Courtesy of Wind-up RecordsScott Stapp believes he's a part of the CIA and that he was tasked with assassinating President Obama.  At least, that's according to a recording of a 911 call obtained by TMZ.Stapp's wife, Jaclyn, and his sister-in-law reportedly made the call, telling the dispatcher that the Creed frontman has gone missing from a mental facility after fleeing shirtless on a bicycle late last month. "He thinks he's part of the CIA, he thinks they're trying to kill him, and he has a bunch of paperwork in his backpack that he's a CIA agent and he was supposed to assassinate Obama," Stapp's sister-in-law says on the call. They ask the dispatcher for help in returning Stapp to the facility.This call is the latest entry in Stapp's sad saga, which began in November when he posted a video on Creed's Facebook page in which he said he's broke and homeless. He followed up with two more videos in which he further elaborated upon how his money was stolen from him. The videos have since been removed.Then on November 28, TMZ reported that Stapp was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold after the Madison County Sheriff's Department in Florida found him on the side of a road November 13. The report states Stapp appeared incoherent and claimed that someone was trying to poison him.TMZ reported Friday that Stapp lost custody of his three children, with Jaclyn gaining sole legal and physical custody.Following the release of the videos, Stapp launched a crowd-funding campaign to fund his new solo album, as well as his first novel. The campaign page, as well as the Facebook post on Creed's page advertising the page, have since been removed.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

Imagine Dragons Unveil Video for "I Bet My Life"


Image Courtesy of Eliot Lee HazelImagine Dragons have released the video for their new single, "I Bet My Life."While it's not as bizarre as the stuffed-animal fighting ring featured in the "Radioactive" video,  the clip for "I Bet My Life" does feature Dane DeHaan, the Green Goblin himself, getting into a fist fight on the shores above the Theodore Roosevelt Dam. Things get stranger from there. You can view the new video, directed by Canadian filmmaker Jodeb, on Vevo."As the first video on our new album, it was especially important that we capture the emotion of the song," says frontman Dan Reynolds in a statement.  "Although it was written about my sometimes strained relationship with my parents, our director Jodeb had a powerful vision for how the feeling of the story could be portrayed. We were also lucky to have such amazing talent to work with in our lead actor Dane DeHaan.""I Bet My Life" is the first single from Imagine Dragons' follow-up to their smash debut album, Night Visions. The band's currently untitled sophomore release will be released in 2015.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Korn Remembers the Making of Their Debut Album: "[We Were] Out of Our Minds Drun


Image Courtesy of Prospect ParkKorn is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut, self-titled album this year. To commemorate the milestone, the band conducted an oral history of Korn for Rolling Stone. As one might expect, there were a lot of memories of partying and alcohol."It was one big f**king party. Always just out of our minds drunk," frontman Jonathan Davis remembers. "By the time it was bedtime, we were just hammered.""I think I slept in Jon's vocal booth sometimes, and then I slept outside in the drum room," says guitarist Brian "Head" Welch.Davis adds a few details about his musical past -- like that he wasn't originally a fan of metal and that he loved Duran Duran -- but the biggest takeaway from the piece is about his relationship with Korn's producer, Ross Robinson."He's a f**king sadistic bastard, that motherf**ker. I love him, though; don't get me wrong. But yeah, I think it gets him off," Davis says. "He had his way and was digging in to me and pulling s**t out. I was already writing stuff about it, but to get the performance out, he really just poured salt on the wound.""It was simply 100 percent belief in everything he was saying and 100 percent loyalty to being in an extremely comfort place for him, where he felt so safe with me that nothing bad would ever happen," Robinson explains.That relationship helped foster one of the most famous moments on Korn -- the song "Daddy," which features four-minutes of Davis sobbing in his vocal booth."[For, 'Daddy,' I remember] just telling Jon, 'You know what to do.' That's all I said," remembers Robinson."It was just a special moment that I did not know was being recorded, for one, because Ross is a pr**k and kept the f**kin' tape running," adds Davis.Welch remembers thinking that Davis was just kidding around."It was one of the most intense things I ever witnessed in my life," he says. "It was so crazy; I thought [Davis] was joking at first 'cause he was really bawling and everything. But it was very, very intense.""I remember that moment, when I came out of there, and I was f**king sobbing, my whole band was crying, and they just all hugged me and s**t," says Davis. "It was a crazy f**king experience...It was the good ol' days, dude."You can read the entire oral history of Korn on Rolling Stone.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

Beck, Slipknot and Sleater-Kinney Among "Rolling Stone's" "Biggest Comebacks of


Image Courtesy of Peter HapakHaving already named their top 50 albums of the year, Rolling Stone has turned to cataloging those who have reemerged in 2014 after a period of dormancy. The publication's 20 Biggest, Boldest Comebacks of 2014 "celebrates the wily veterans who had been gone too long or seemingly lost their way, only to resurface triumphantly." Among those wily veterans are Beck, Slipknot and Sleater-Kinney."After suffering from debilitating back pain -- not to mention releasing a string of honorable but un-momentous albums -- Beck rebounded with calm beauty," Rolling Stone says of the singer's latest album, Morning Phase. They're not the only ones who feel that way -- Morning Phase received Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album, and the album's single, "Blue Moon," was nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance.Slipknot is another band to return with a new album after a brief hiatus following 2008's All Hope Is Gone with this year's .5: The Gray Chapter. Even though the new record was the band's first to not feature bassist Paul Gray and drummer Joey Jordinson, it still debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. ".5 sounds like it took every moment of that time off to make, presenting a forceful, impassioned study on loss," writes Rolling Stone.Sleater-Kinney, meanwhile, announced they would be reuniting after calling a hiatus in 2006. The band revealed they will be releasing a new album, No Cities to Love, on January 20, 2015 -- their first since 2005's The Woods."In some ways, S-K deciding not to reunite fit perfectly with the tough, principled music they made for a decade," writes Rolling Stone. "But in bigger and more important ways, the news that the trio were getting back together just felt right."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

HELLYEAH Drummer Vinnie Paul Remembers His Brother, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I


Image Courtesy of Rhino Records"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott died 10 years ago this week on December 8, 2004. The legendary Pantera guitarist was playing a show with his band Damageplan when he was shot and killed onstage in a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio."I miss him every day, just like we all do," Dimebag's brother and band mate Vinnie Paul tells ABC News Radio. "He was part of everything I ever did in my life until that point, you know, and it was really difficult for me to be able to pick up the pieces and move forward, but I know deep down inside he'd kick my ass if I hadn't had kept going, and I think he's really proud of what I'm doing."In remembering his brother, Paul mapped out the evolution of Abbott's name from Darrell to "Diamond" to "Dimebag.""He started off as Darrell, of course, and then when he went to 'Diamond,' I think pretty much the 'Diamond' thing kind of came from the 'Diamond' David Lee Roth thing, and it was just kind of a take on that," he explains. "Then at that time he started smoking some weed, and then these guys would drop by and say 'Hey, here's a dime bag,' you know, and so he kind of went, 'Yeah, you know what?' I don't know how it exactly came about, but he just dropped the 'Diamond' thing and it just kind of went to 'Dimebag.'"Paul is currently the drummer for HELLYEAH, which just announced plans for a 2015 tour starting February 6 in Las Vegas. He remembers the thought process that went into deciding to play live again after his brother's death."I told myself that if I was ever going to [play live] again, which I didn't know if I was going to do it again or not, I would have to go into it and do it without fear, without looking over my shoulder," he says. "That's the only way I could do it. If I was up there every night paranoid and looking around, I couldn't play."Paul says that he feels Dimebag in HELLYEAH's music today."I feel like he's with us every day, everywhere we go. I see 333 every day and every night, and that's his way of saying, 'Hi, I'm still around,'" Paul says in reference to Dimebag's signature guitar. "I just want to say, 'Thank you for everything you've ever given me, and see you someday.'"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