Music

Fall Out Boy Remixes Wiz Khalifa's "Stayin Out All Night"


Credit: Pamela LittkyFall Out Boy has teamed up with their Boys of Zummer tour mate Wiz Khalifa to release a remix of the rapper's track "Stayin Out All Night." If hearing Patrick Stump sing "I had so much champagne up in the club" is something that would appeal to you, you can listen to "Stayin Out All Night" (Boys of Zummer Remix) now at AltPress.com.You'll also be able to download "Stayin Out All Night" (Boys of Zummer Remix) on iTunes starting July 31.Earlier this year, the Khalifa and Fall Out Boy collaborated on a remix of the latter's The Munsters-sampling track, "Uma Thurman." They also performed the song together at this year's Billboard Music Awards.Fall Out Boy is currently in the home stretch of their Boys of Zummer tour with Kalifa, which wraps up August 10 in Los Angeles.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Unheard Kurt Cobain Demo Added to "Montage of Heck" Theatrical Cut


Wendy O'Connor/Courtesy of HBOMontage of Heck includes many previously unreleased demos from Kurt Cobain's personal archives, and the theatrical version of the film will include one more. Director Brett Morgen tells Billboard that he's included a previously unheard demo in the movie for its upcoming run in theaters.The demo does not have a name, but it does feature Cobain's singing in falsetto. Morgen says he's added the track without altering the HBO cut, which premiered in May, and that he won't reveal when the song appears in the film "because I don't want to get people out there bootlegging it on their cell phones."Montage of Heck enjoyed a brief run in theaters earlier this year prior to its HBO premiere, and will return to the big screen on August 7. Morgen says that the film was "built as a theatrical experience," especially when it comes to Cobain's personal recording methods."Kurt played around with sound collage, particularly with panning effects," Morgen explains. "It's a sensory experience that really envelops you."Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will also be released on Blu-ray/DVD this fall. The HBO cut of the film is nominated for seven Emmys.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Watch 1,000 People Play Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly"


Credit: Hayley MaddenLate last year, a group of Italian Foo Fighters fans created a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to get the band to play a show in their home city of Cesena. The plan was to gather 1,000 people to play the Foos' 1999 single "Learn to Fly" in order to demonstrate their dedication to the band. The first part of that plan has finally come to fruition, and you can now watch the 1,000-piece band of singers, drummers, guitarists and bassists simultaneously rock out to "Learn to Fly.""This video is going to be seen by a huge amount of people all over the world," says the campaign's founder Fabio Zaffagnini in the video. "But it's been conceived to address just five people: Chris [Shiflett], Pat [Smear], Nate [Mendel], Taylor [Hawkins] and Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters."This isn't the first time fans have turned to crowdfunding to get the Foo Fighters to play their city. Also last year, a group in Richmond, Virginia began to sell tickets to a Foo Fighters show in their city, even though the show wasn't scheduled by the band. The campaign worked, and the Foos played their first show in Richmond in more than 15 years.Foo Fighters will be playing two shows in Italy this November -- perhaps they'll make a third stop in Cesena. Before they hit Italy, the band will finish up their summer North American tour, which resumes August 12 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and runs through the middle of October.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Two U2 Specials Focusing on Band's Current Tour to Premiere on HBO in the Fall


© Sam Jones/HBOTwo new specials focusing on U2's current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour are set to premiere on HBO this November.  The first is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the trek and the second is a live concert special capturing the Irish band's November 14 show in Paris.The documentary will look at the preparation that went into bringing the tour to fruition, including the creation of the uniquely designed multimedia stage, which features a movable, floor-to-ceiling LED screen and a catwalk that stretches across an arena.  The film also delves into the challenges U2 faced in advance of the trek, including the serious bicycle accident that left Bono with multiple broken bones.The movie, which premieres on November 7, features new interviews with all four U2 members, as well as with some of the key people who support the band and work behind the scenes on the tour.  The documentary is being directed by Davis Guggenheim, whose resume includes the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, as well as Waiting for Superman, It Might Get Loud and the 2011 U2 doc From the Sky Down.The November 14 concert special will showcase U2's performance at the Bercy Arena.  Fans can expect to see the band play tunes from throughout its entire career, stretching from its 1980 debut Boy through its most recent album, Songs of Innocence.  The aforementioned stage design allows the group's members to move all around the venues they've been playing, while specially created video presentations are viewable on the massive LED screen.  The special will be directed by longtime U2 collaborator Hamish Hamilton, who has worked several of the band's concert videos, including Elevation: Live from Boston, U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle and Vertigo in 2005: Live from Chicago."U2 continues to take risks, which has made them one of the most consistently exciting forces in rock 'n' roll," says HBO executive Michael Lombardo.  "The one-two combination of this documentary special, followed by the concert, will provide viewers with the ultimate look at this remarkable band behind the scenes and on the stage."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Gaslight Anthem Announces Hiatus: "We'd Like to Step Away from the Band"


Credit: Pamela LittkyThe Gaslight Anthem will be going on hiatus after they complete their European tour this August. In a Facebook post, the members of the New Jersey band say that they will be "taking a break" from The Gaslight Anthem, but they will be pursuing other projects."We're all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we'd like to step away from the band until we decide what we'd like to do next," the post reads. "We'd like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record. We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us."The Gaslight Anthem's last album was 2014's Get Hurt, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200."Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our band for the last eight years and we'll see you down the road!" the post concludes.The Gaslight Anthem will play the Gathering of the Vibes festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut this weekend before kicking off their European tour August 14 in Budapest. The tour will conclude with the band's set at the U.K.'s Reading Festival on August 30.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Duran Duran Thinks Radiohead's "Great Sense of Drama" Would Fit for a James Bond


Credit: Sebastian EdgeSeminal '80s new wave band Duran Duran's song "A View to Kill" is the only James Bond theme to hit number one the Billboard Hot 100. With rumors swirling that Radiohead might sing the theme on the newest Bond film, Spectre, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor and keyboardist Nick Rhodes have shared with ABC Radio their thoughts on a potential Bond theme from Thom Yorke and company."Radiohead's not a bad idea," Taylor tells ABC Radio. "[They have a] great sense of drama, I'd like to see that."Rhodes agrees, adding, "I'd be happy with that."Originally, British singers Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran were among the favorites to sing the Spectre theme, but The Guardian reported on Wednesday that a U.K. bookmaker suspended betting on the theme song after a customer attempted to place a £15,000 bet -- that's more than $23,000 -- on Radiohead at 10/1 odds."I think [Radiohead would] be a more interesting choice than some of them over the last decade or so, for sure," Rhodes says.While the speculation surrounding the Spectre theme has been mostly focused on pop singers, rock acts have been well represented during the Daniel Craig Bond era. Jack White teamed up with R&B star Alicia Keys on "Another Way to Die" for 2008's Quantum of Solace, while Soundgarden's Chris Cornell sang "You Know My Name" for 2006's Casino Royale.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Shinedown's "Cut the Cord" Hits Number One on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs


Credit: John Stephens and Jonathan LipkingShinedown has conquered Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart once again. The band's latest single, "Cut the Cord," has reached number one on the chart, giving them an impressive total of nine number-one singles on Mainstream Rock Songs."Ladies and gentlemen...we are back on top" Shinedown writes on Facebook."Cut the Cord" also keeps another one of Shinedown's impressive chart streaks intact: every one of the band's 19 singles has reached the top 10  on Mainstream Rock Songs.Shinedown is currently on tour with Nothing More. The band will release their new album, their first since 2012's Amaryllis, later this year.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Fall Out Boy Appears in New Politics' "West End Kids" Video


Credit: Pamela LittkyFall Out Boy prepares themselves for battle in New Politics' video for "West End Kids." Patrick Stump and company pay tribute to Mortal Kombat in the newly released clip, which you can watch now at Billboard.com."This video pays homage to our favorite classic video games," New Politics bassist Søren Hansen tells Billboard. The clip also references the Grand Theft Auto and Legend of Zelda series. "I've lost count of how many hours of my life I've spent playing, but bringing them to life has been a surreal experience for us. Plus, getting to kick Fall Out Boy's a** was pretty awesome."The "West End Kids" video also features an appearance from Panic! at the Disco frontman Brandon Urie. "West End Kids" will appear on New Politics' new album Vikings, which will be released on August 14.Fall Out Boy is currently in the midst of their massive Boys of Zummer tour. New Politics will hit the road with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness this fall.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Inaugural Lollapalooza Colombia Launching in Fall 2016


LollapaloozaLollapalooza is adding a fourth festival in South America, this time in Bogota, Colombia. The inaugural Lollapalooza Colombia will be held in the fall of 2016."We have had the ambition to bring Lollapalooza to Colombia for some time now, and have found partners who are true professionals and share our passion for the music," says Lolla founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell in a statement. "Fans in Colombia have a true love of alternative music and we are excited for the rest of the world to find out what we already know about this wonderful country."Farrell created Lollapalooza in 1991 as a touring festival before taking up permanent residence in Chicago's Grant Park in 2005. The festival has since expanded into Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Germany. The inaugural Lollapalooza Berlin, headlined by Muse, will be held this September.Metallica and Florence + the Machine will headline this year's flagship Lollapalooza in Chicago, which takes place this weekend, July 31 to August 2.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kid Rock Plans Seventh Annual Chillin' the Most Cruise


Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideKid Rock is hitting the high seas once again on his annual Chillin' the Most Cruise. The seventh edition of the concert cruise will be held March 10-14, 2016."We've had six wild rides together, get ready for lucky #7 motherf******," Rock writes on his Facebook.The four-night Chillin' the Most Cruise will set sail from Miami and travel to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Rock will perform two shows on the ship's pool deck, and also hold a Q&A session.For all your Kid Rock cruise needs, visit KidRockCruise.com.In other Kid Rock news, the singer was forced to postpone shows in St. Louis and Chicago over the weekend after straining his vocal chords. Rock is expected to return to the stage Thursday, July 30 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, while the St. Louis and Chicago shows have been rescheduled for September 11 and September 12, respectively.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

New Comic Book Tells Metallica's Origin Story


Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressMetallica is getting the comic book treatment. Orbit: Metallica is a new biography comic book that tells the metal band's origin story in 28 full-color pages. You can purchase Orbit: Metallica now at ComicFleaMarket.com.Orbit: Metallica was written by Michael L. Frizell, and the cover was designed by his younger brother, David Frizell, who's previously worked with Avenged Sevenfold."It's Metallica! What rock artist wouldn't jump at the chance to draw them?" says the younger Frizell in a statement. "I've followed them their entire career. They are the most influential metal band ever.""Metallica's formation marks the beginning of metal, breeding thrash metal which progresses to heavy metal during the glam rock era," adds interior artist Jayfri Hashim. "Many people get it wrong when they say Metallica is a rock band. They're not. They are the very definition of a metal band. They were daring, innovative, and the story of their beginning fascinates me."If you want to see the comic book heroes in action, Metallica will be headlining Lollapalooza this weekend.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts Cancel Fall UK and European Tour


Credit: Jamie WeilandScott Weiland & the Wildabouts have canceled their U.K. and European tour, which was scheduled for this September and October. A statement posted on Weiland's Facebook page cites "administration and production issues" as the reason for the cancellations."Scott and the band, along with management want the fans to know that this decision was not made lightly, but as it stood, the tour dates had far too many administration and production issues to overcome," the statement reads. "Ultimately the fan experience would have been far below what Scott feels his loyal fans deserve."All of the U.K. and European dates have been canceled except for a September 3 show in London, which will still happen. The London date is a rescheduled show that was originally supposed to happen in April, but was canceled after Wildabouts guitarist Jeremy Brown died unexpectedly the prior week.Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts also are scheduled to play a show in Toronto on August 29, which has not been affected by the cancellations.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rise Against Plots Second Leg of North American Tour


Credit: LeAnn MuellerRise Against is currently on the road alongside Killswitch Engage and letlive, and now they've added a fall leg to the tour. The new dates begin November 1 in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire and end November 22 in San Diego. Visit RiseAgainst.com for all ticket info.With the November dates, Rise Against will continue to tour in support of their 2014 album, The Black Market. The band's seventh studio album gave them their fourth straight top-10 record on the Billboard 200."There's a lot of raw emotion on this record," says frontman Tim McIlrath in a statement. "I underestimated just what a Rise Against song is, what the lyrics are and how they can sometimes take you to a dark place."Rise Against's summer tour will wrap up August 16 in Denver. Here are the band's fall tour dates:11/1 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom11/3 -- Lancaster, PA, Freedom Hall11/4 -- Stroudsburg, PA, Sherman Theater        11/6 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room Old National Centre11/7 -- Madison, WI, Orpheum Theater11/8 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore11/10 -- Richmond, VA, The National11/12 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore11/13 -- Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle11/14 -- Orlando, FL, Kink Fest Orlando11/16 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues11/17 -- Austin, TX, Stubb's 11/18 -- Tulsa, OK, Brady Theatre11/20 -- Tempe, AZ, The Marquee Theatre11/21 -- Las Vegas, NV, Downtown Event Center11/22 -- San Diego, CA, SOMACopyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

UK Bookmaker Suspends Betting on "Spectre" Theme Song After Attempted $23,000 Be


Credit: Steve Keros Who's the newest favorite to sing the Spectre theme song? Yorke. Thom Yorke.According to The Guardian, U.K. bookmaker William Hill has suspended betting on who will be singing the theme song on the upcoming James Bond film after a customer attempted to place a £15,000 bet -- that's over $23,000 -- on Radiohead at 10/1 odds.Many had thought English pop singer Ellie Goulding had already won the job -- she recently posted an Instagram photo of Abbey Road Studios, where the Bond theme songs have traditionally been recorded, with the caption "That's a wrap!" -- but such a large bet on underdogs Radiohead made William Hill suspect foul play."The first gamble of the day was Ellie Goulding and punters were backing her as if she already had the gig, but just as we were thinking of pulling the plug we had a load of bets for Radiohead, including one customer who asked to place a £15,000 bet on the band at 10/1," says William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. "There seem to be all kinds of rumors and the plot has had more twists and turns than a classic Bond tale, but surely nobody risks £15,000 on a hunch."Perhaps Goulding and Radiohead will collaborate on the Spectre theme, à la Jack White and R&B star Alicia Keys teaming up for the Quantum of Solace theme, "Another Way to Die."  Other favorites for the gig include British singers Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.Whoever did record the Spectre theme, director Sam Mendes tells The Hollywood Reporter it sounds "fantastic."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Dave Grohl Describes Teenage Time Killers as "Hardcore Karaoke"


Rise RecordsDave Grohl is one of dozens of musicians to contribute to Greatest Hits Vol. 1, the debut album from Teenage Time Killers. Grohl plays bass on the record, which also features Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, 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."It was like hardcore karaoke with a bass," Grohl tells Rolling Stone. "I just sat there, ripping to my favorite drummer [Corrosion of Conformity's] Reed Mullin and my favorite vocalists -- Randy from Lamb of God, and f****** Neil Fallon, the singer of Clutch, and Pete [Stahl], the singer of Scream."Teenage Time Killers was co-created by Mullin. The band name is an apt one, because Mullin was Grohl's favorite drummer as a teen."Reed was my drumming hero when I was 15 or 16 years old," Grohl says. "Corrosion of Conformity had a record called Animosity, which was one of the defining albums of that hardcore-metal genre. It's a classic.""This kid would approach me every time we'd play D.C.," adds Mullin. "It ended up being Dave Grohl, and he followed me around and learned how I did triplets and stuff like that. It took him, like, two weeks to figure out all the s*** I knew how to do."Part of Greatest Hits Vol. 1 was recorded in Grohl's Studio 606 in California, the home of the famed Sound City mixing board. The Foo Fighters frontman plays bass on 11 of the album's 20 tracks."It's probably my favorite instrument to play standing up," Grohl says. "My schedule was crazy, so I went in and knocked out a bunch in one day. I don't even remember how many.""It was really fun," he adds. "Then I continued doing Foo Fighters s***, Sonic Highways stuff, and a little while later, [engineer John] Lou [Lousteau] said, 'Hey, we finished mixing the Teenage Time Killers record.' I was like, 'Oh, that's right. Let me hear it.' He gave me a copy and the f****** thing was stuck in my CD player in my car for months. I listened to it every single f****** day."Greatest Hits Vol. 1 will be released on July 31.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.

Billy Corgan Thinks Radiohead Was the Last Band to Do "Anything New with the Gui


Credit: Scarlet PageThe Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has long been outspoken about his less-than optimistic view of today's rock scene, and he's expanded on those opinions in an interview with Entertainment Weekly."Guitar isn’t new technology -- there are only so many ways you can warp it around," Corgan says. "Radiohead was probably the last band that really did anything new with the guitar.""We get our a**** kicked by EDM or some of these artists that are more keyboard and drum machine and reverb," he adds. "They're engaging in new technology."Corgan also laments the lack of artists who can "invoke a darker spirit on stage and conjure it right in front of you in a mass of power you can’t explain," but he does count Queens of the Stone Age as one of those bands."Most of the bands you can point to that have been successful that still do that, like Queens of the Stone Age, they’re coming from an earlier generation of power and an earlier language, even though they’re having contemporary success," Corgan says. He also sees some potential in Royal Blood."There are some flashes, like a Royal Blood or something, where they're trying to figure that power out," Corgan explains. "But they're dealing with an audience that is so predisposed to pop."Corgan and the Pumpkins are currently on tour with Marilyn Manson.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 Releases New Song, "Throne"


Credit: Jakob PrintzlauBring Me the Horizon has revealed "Throne," another new song from their forthcoming album, That's the Spirit. You can listen to "Throne" -- and watch the eerie accompanying video -- now on YouTube."It's one of the most simple and straightforward songs we did," keyboardist Jordan Fish tells Rolling Stone of "Throne." "It's got some elements we had on the last album [2013's Sempiternal], with an up-tempo rhythm and really strong melodies. So it seemed like an obvious choice for the first single because it's so immediately catchy and has such a good level of energy.""We don't listen to extreme deathcore anymore," he adds. "We still like some heavy music, but I also like Justin Bieber. My wife told me the other day I have the music taste of a teenage girl."That's the Spirit will be released on September 11. In support of the album, Bring Me the Horizon will be touring North America alongside Issues starting October 1 in Orlando, Florida.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Brandon Flowers Premieres "I Can Change" Live Video


Credit: Williams + HirakawaBrandon Flowers' newly released video for "I Can Change" shows what it's like to see The Killers frontman live. The clip begins by showing a long line out the door of England's Brixton Academy before the doors open and a multitude of fans fight for position up front, all while Flowers' sings the electronic-tinged tune. You can watch the live "I Can Change" video now on YouTube."I Can Change" is a single from Flowers' latest solo album, The Desired Effect. The record is Flowers' second solo effort, following 2010's Flamingo.If the "I Can Change" live video looks like something you'd like to be a part of, you can catch Flowers on his summer headlining tour, which begins July 27 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Happy 50th Birthday, Slash!


Credit: Travis ShinnRocking birthday wishes go out to Slash, who turned 50 years old today.  The top-hat-wearing guitarist's blazing riffs helped power Guns N' Roses to superstardom in the late '80s, and after leaving the group in 1996 he's gone on to find further success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver and his current solo project with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.Emerging from Los Angeles' Sunset Strip scene, Guns N' Roses redefined hard rock in the late '80s and early '90s.  Slash co-wrote some of the band's biggest hits, including "Sweet Child o' Mine," "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Paradise City," and became one of the most iconic and acclaimed guitarists in rock along the way.  The band's debut album, 1987's Appetite for Destruction, has sold more than 18 million copies in the U.S. alone, making it one of the five best-selling albums ever by a hard-rock act.  Slash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of GN'R in 2012.Slash also has lent his talents to recordings by many other famous music artists, including Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Lenny Kravitz and Alice Cooper.  In addition, his love for horror movies led him to launch the Slasher Films production company, which produced the 2013 flick Nothing Left to Fear.  He also is an outspoken animal-rights activist who recently got involved in a campaign seeking to protect wild elephants and curb the commercial use of ivory.Slash's latest album, 2014's World on Fire, was recorded with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200.  He and the group are scheduled to launch a fall North American tour on September 18 in Providence, Rhode Island.  Find out the latest about the guitar great at SlashOnline.com.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Avenged Sevenfold Parts Ways with Drummer: "We Will Be Moving Forward Without Ar


Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideAvenged Sevenfold is parting ways with Arin Ilejay, the band's drummer for the past four years. In a statement on their website, the remaining Avenged Sevenfold members write "we will be moving forward without Arin Ilejay as our drummer.""Arin has been nothing but a positive energy and monster drummer for us over the past four years," the statement reads. "We love the guy and always will. We are and will always be grateful to him for helping us to move forward through some very dark times. Creatively though, we felt we needed to move in a different direction."Ilejay joined Avenged Sevenfold as a touring member in 2011 after Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy's one-year tenure with the band. Portnoy had been touring with Avenged Sevenfold in place of founding drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan, who died in 2009. After two years as the band's touring drummer, Ilejay became an official member and played drums on Avenged Sevenfold's most recent album, 2013's Hail to the King."While we can't say more at this time, we are excited for the future and looking forward to sharing our plans soon with the greatest fans in the world," Avenged Sevenfold's statement concludes. "As always we appreciate your understanding and unwavering support."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Hayley Williams, Black Veil Brides, Issues & More Win "Alternative Press" Music


ABC/Lou RoccoThe Alternative Press Music Awards were held Wednesday night, and Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams took home the prize for Best Vocalist. Black Veil Brides' self-titled record was awarded Album of the Year, and Issues were honored with Artist of the Year.Other winners at the 2015 APMAs include The 1975 for Best International Band, Bring Me the Horizon's "Drown" for Best Music Video, A Day to Remember for Best Live Band, and Rob Zombie for the Vanguard Award.The night also saw performances from Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, Hayley Williams and New Found Glory, Motionless in White, and Halestorm, who were joined by Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor for a cover of Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike."For a full list of winners, visit AltPress.com.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Incubus' Brandon Boyd Talks Touring with Deftones: "We Both Come from Humble Bac


Image Courtesy of Island RecordsOne of this summer's biggest rock tours is Incubus and Deftones' co-headlining trek. The two bands are quite familiar with each other, as they toured together often earlier in their careers."They're similar, I think, in the sincerity of the approach to making music," Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd tells Billboard of Deftones. "We both come from humble backgrounds, humble beginnings of getting in the van and playing everything from someone's backyard and listening rooms to the bar and the theater and the bigger theater and the bigger theater yet and then the arena, that kind of thing."Incubus is touring in support of their new EP, Trust Fall (Side A), their first new music in four years. The band is also planning a follow-up Side B EP."We're still writing music for it now," says Boyd. "There's definitely a renewed adventurous spirit in the songwriting right now, which has been really fun."Incubus' tour with Deftones will conclude August 30 in San Diego. Boyd and company will then play a few more shows on their own before wrapping everything up with a two-night stand in Las Vegas September 5 and 6.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Alice Cooper Says Mumford & Sons "Proved Me Wrong"


Credits: Ross Halfin; James Minchin IIIMumford & Sons' decision to plug in and go electric on Wilder Mind not only earned them their first number-one album on the Billboard 200, it also made a fan out of Alice Cooper."You hear the new album? It rocks!" Cooper tells NME in a video interview. "Absolutely electric rock n' roll. They came up with a rock n' roll album and kinda proved me wrong."In a 2013 interview, Cooper said that calling Mumford & Sons a "rock" band was an "offense to rock n' roll," adding that the then-banjo heavy band is "great at what they do, but it's not rock n' roll," a notion that he still stands behind."I'm not taking anything back," Cooper says. "When I heard them [originally], they were playing folk music. Now, I'm really impressed with them. That's the kind of band I'd go to see."Perhaps you'll see Cooper in the crowd during Mumford & Sons' North American tour this August, which wraps up with a two-night stand at The Forum in Los Angeles August 17-18.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.