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Live Returns with New Album, PledgeMusic Campaign


Image Courtesy Think Loud RecordingsLive is back. The band -- with a new singer -- will release a new album called The Turn this fall, eight years after the last Live studio release, Songs from Black Mountain. This collection will be the band's first with Chris Shinn at the mic, after extensive legal wranglings with former singer Ed Kowalczyk.  The Turn will be released October 28.In a statement, Live founding member Chad Taylor said that his band needed "a veteran artist that brought a new dimension of musical skill and credibility to the table. The only name suggested by all three of us was Chris Shinn. There was no audition process. We simply called our friend and asked if he wanted to make...music.”Fans can pre-order The Turn through Live's PledgeMusic campaign, with a portion of the proceeds going to Musicians On Call, which provides music to people confined to health care facilities. Other packages are available for varying pledge amounts, including a half-hour Skype guitar lesson with Taylor for $100.Here is a track listing for The Turn:"Sirens Call""Don't Run to Wait""Natural Born Killers""6310 Rodgerton Dr.""By Design""The Way Around Is Through""Need Tonight""The Strength to Hold On""We Open the Door""He Could Teach the Devil Tricks""Till You Came Around"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

Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Passes It on to


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionJosh Homme is the latest rocker to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The frontman of Queens of the Stone Age took a quick-and-easy ice water bath, when an off-camera person doused him with water in the middle of his speech in a video posted to YouTube. The footage then slows down so that Homme's sputterings sound like animal grunts and roars.Apparently Homme was too shaken to actually voice his own pass-on challenge; that came in the form of the on-screen text reading, "I officially challenge BONO."Any QOTSA fans looking to make a donation in Josh Homme's name can do so at ALSA.org. The Ice Bucket Challenge has so far raised more than $94 million for ALS research.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

Nickelback Reveals Album Release Date; Debuts Lyric Video


Image Courtesy Republic RecordsNickelback will release their new record, No Fixed Address, on November 4, the band has revealed. Nickelback has also released a lyric video to the new song, "Edge of a Revolution," on YouTube.In the video, the silhouette of a figure wearing a hoodie spray paints the ocassionally profane lyrics on a variety of walls.  The politically-charged rocker, which is now available for download, features lyrics like, "Hey! Hey! Just obey/Your secret's safe with the NSA."As previously reported, here is the track list for No Fixed Address:"Million Miles an Hour”“Edge of a Revolution”“What Are You Waiting For?”“She Keeps Me Up”“Make Me Believe Again”“Miss You”“Get ‘Em Up”“The Hammer’s Coming Down”“Satellites”“Sister Sin”“She’s Got Me Runnin’ Round” 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

Killers Front Man Reveals Plans for Second Solo Record


Image Courtesy Brandon Flowers MusicBrandon Flowers will release a brand new solo album in 2015, he confirmed in a new interview with NME."The record's not done yet, but I'm excited about it," he told the magazine. "I'm liking it."The still-in-the-works record will be will be produced by Grammy-winning Vampire Weekend and HAIM producer Ariel Rechtshaid. The record is the follow-up to Flowers' 2010 debut, Flamingo.The singer reveals that the record will not be influenced by his hometown of Las Vegas, crediting Rechtshaid for taking the singer of his "comfort zone."“Normally I make demos and they’re pretty similar to how the song ends up," he said. "But he’ll take a song and be like, ‘I hear this.’ It’s incredible -- his palette and his range, what he’s able to say. At first we were butting our heads together, but now we’re hitting it off.”While Flowers is mum on further details or a release date, he did speak of the future of The Killers."I wanna keep being in this band,” he said. “I don’t think we’ll get too morbid about it, I think we wanna keep going.”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

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Inspires New Fox Comedy Pilot


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionWeezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will be the subject of a new Fox comedy pilot, DeTour, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Steve Franks, the creator of the show, Psych, will write the script and executive produce the comedy, which centers around a 30-something rock star who walks away from his life as a successful rock star to "rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success," according to a pitch memo cited by The Hollywood Reporter. The real Rivers did take a detour, enrolling in classes at Harvard University in 1995, the year after the release of Weezer's debut album. He took classes on and off until he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English.The band will embark on a fall tour in support of their forthcoming album, Everything Will Be All Right in the End. The record is set for an October 7 release on the band's new label, Republic.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Ace Frehley, Motley Crue Tribute Score Top 10 Debuts on "Billboard" Chart


Image Courtesy of eOne MusicThe new solo album by recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley debuted at #9 on the Billboard album chart this week, giving the founding KISS guitarist his highest charting solo album ever.  It's also his first top 10 solo record.Frehley's Space Invader, bowed at #9 with 19,000 copies sold, surpassing the #26 peak of his self-titled 1978 debut that was one of four simultaneously released solo albums by KISS members, according to the publication. The Space Ace's album also scored the highest charting position of any KISS solo album ever.Ace finds himself looking up at another debut this week.  An all-star country salute to Motley Crue,  Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue debuts at #5 with 31,000 copies sold.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

Martin Scorcese Attached to Ramones Movie


Image Courtesy Sire/Warner Bros. Records Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is attached to a forthcoming film about The Ramones, the managers of the band's estate revealed to Billboard.Jeff Jampol and Dave Frey, who co-manage the band's estate, say the film is just one project being lined up to celebrate the group in advance of the 40th anniversary of the band's debut album, Ramones, which was released in 1976.In addition to whatever film Scorsese is said to be involved with, the pair are preparing a new Ramones documentary based on recently acquired historical footage.  "We just secured a ton of footage, much of which has never been seen before,” Jampol told Billboard. “It came from the Ramones on the road over the years in the Seventies and a little bit in the Eighties, from a gentleman who had shot them, his name is George Seminara.”Jampol added that a book, a theatrical play, remastered and new music, and "fashion apparel" are all in the works.He shared the revelations this Sunday during the tenth, and final Johnny Ramone tribute that has been held annually at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in California.Johnny’s widow Linda, Duff McKagan, event host Rob Zombie and others were on hand.  An all-star concert found both Zombie and a group, which included McKagan,  the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones, Fred Armisen and surprise guest Billy Idol, covering the Ramones."Johnny was a good friend of mine, we first met probably ’95 as the Ramones were wrapping up their touring and they opened for White Zombie on tour,” Zombie told Billboard. “We hit it off first day, we started talking, we had a lot of things in common, very similar views on certain things, we became good friends and stayed that way right until the end.”In other news, Billboard reports that Morrissey is working on his own Ramones tribute album. The singer has compiled a track listing of selections for a new Best of Ramones collection for the Sire/Rhino label.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

Gerard Way Announces First Solo US Tour


Eric Ray Davidson Former My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way will hit the road for a string of U.S. tour dates in October performing songs from his upcoming solo debut album, Hesitant Alien, the singer announced.The short trek, which kicks off October 12 at San Francisco's The Fillmore, will wrap on October 23 at New York City's Webster Hall.  Tickets are on sale now.Way will also perform four shows in Australia for the Soundwave Festival in February 2015.Hesitant Alien will be released on September 30. Exclusive album bundles are available for pre-order at GerardWay.com.Here are Way's U.S. tour dates:10/12 - San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore10/13 - Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour10/14 - Los Angeles, CA, Fonda Theatre10/17 - Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero Theatre10/19 - Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club10/20 - New York, NY, Irving Plaza10/22 - Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom10/23 - New York, NY, Webster HallFollow @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

Suicidal Tendencies Bassist Tim Williams Dies


Scott Legato/Getty ImagesSuicidal Tendencies bassist Tim "Rawbiz" Williams has died, according to a post on the group's Facebook page.  The cause of death wasn't revealed."It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams," the band writes. "Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently. Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn’t at it's best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally."Rawbiz -- who also recorded with Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men and Keyshia Cole -- joined Suicidal Tendencies in 2011.  His other credits include Diddy's 2009 reality show Making His Band, which documented the hip-hop mogul's search for his backing band.Williams is credited with playing bass on only one song on Suicidal Tendencies' latest album,  13, which came out in March 2013.Just last week, Rawbiz shared a clip on his Facebook page of him playing bass over Usher's "Caught Up," live in Puerto Rico.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 

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Says Quality of Music Is Lost on Poor Equipment


Image Courtesy Brandon CoxThe same equipment that makes it possible for many fans to listen to music easily makes music sound terrible. That's the feeling of Mike Shinoda, who says that ear buds and stock laptop speakers make a lot of his work go to waste. The Linkin Park guitarist and keyboard player is one of the artists featured in The Distortion of Sound, a mini-documentary about the deterioration of sound quality in commercial music."[With songs], a lot of care is taken in putting that together and then it turns into an album, and somebody streams it in the worst possible compression format," gripes Shinoda in the film. "Then [they] listen to it on ear buds or their sh***y laptop speakers and then a lot of that work kind of goes nowhere."The film looks at the science of digital music and explains how the very act of converting sound to digital reduces sonic quality.Shinoda says that average listeners -- who think they're buying high-end audio equipment -- often fall victim to the misleading marketing of shoddy gear. "Stuff gets marketed in such a way that people get confused," he explains. "You just get shiny lights and colorful logos and stuff that looks really cool hanging around your neck. It's more of a fashion statement than it is actually a good quality audio product."The Distortion of Sound also features Slash, Steve Aoki, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones and others, and is streaming live on YouTube now. It's sponsored by the Harmon audio company.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 

Coheed and Cambria Frontman Writes Song for Newborn Son -- Stream It Now


Image Courtesy Jack StovinCoheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife celebrated the arrival of their first child in June. Now the singer is streaming "Atlas," a new song he says he wrote "[s]everal months ago, in anticipation of the birth of my son."The tune is both sweet and strong, but maybe not quite as strong as it will be when Sanchez sings it now, as he says he was pretty much broadsided by the magnitude of feelings he has for Atlas. In a statement, Sanchez admits, "At the time [I wrote the song], I could only imagine the feelings I'd have for him when I'd have to leave for tour. I didn't truly understand the power and relevance of the song's sentiment. Now, after having him in my life for almost three months and with [the tour] just a few weeks away, I'm starting to feel it. This will be my first tour away from Atlas."The singer says that his time away "will be hard, but it's all for him." The song includes the line: "When your daddy goes off, just you know/That...you're the love that is guiding him home.""Atlas" is streaming live on Coheed and Cambria's official YouTube page.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

Kings of Leon Cancel More Shows as Drummer Recovers from Broken Ribs


Image Courtesy Big HassleKings of Leon have canceled two more shows on their Mechanical Bull tour as drummer Nathan Followill continues to recover from the broken ribs sustained during an incident on the band's tour bus. The band had expected to get back to work on Thursday, August 28, at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, but that show has now been canceled, reports The Star-Ledger.  In addition a show scheduled for the following night at the First Niagara Pavilion outside of Pittsburgh has also been canceled, according to the Tribune-Review."I'm so bummed 2 have 2 cancel more shows but I need to be fully recovered before I get back. So sorry to the fans & thanks 4 understanding," Nathan tweeted on Tuesday.The band was returning to its hotel after a show in Boston earlier in the month when the tour bus stopped short after a fan stepped in front of it.  Followill suffered broken ribs in the incident, and the band was forced to cancel all its tour dates since August 10.  Kings of Leon is still scheduled to perform this weekend at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory? To Get Super Deluxe Box Set Treatment


Image Courtesy Permanent Press MediaOasis fans, get your credit cards out; a deluxe reissue of the band's breakthrough album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? is set for pre-order now, and it's full of goodies. According to a statement straight from the band's label, the super deluxe boxed set will contain: 180-gram vinyl album in color gatefold sleeve; a coffee table book with "rare and unseen photos"; a replica of the original album promo cassette including the song "Step Out," which was removed before the album's release; a 7-inch vinyl record of two demo songs; a 12-inch vinyl record with a cover of "Cum On Feel the Noize"; Roll with It cigarette papers; triple remastered CD; set of postcards and a 12-inch art print.There's a preview of a demo version of "She's Electric" streaming live now on RollingStone.com. There also will be other versions of the reissue, in single CD, triple CD and vinyl formats. All versions will hit retail on September 30, and preorders are being accepted at Oasisinet.com. Paid pre-orders include an instant-grat download of "She's Electric."The (What's the Story) Morning Glory? deluxe reissue is the second in the band's "Chasing the Sun" series; the first was Definitely Maybe, which was released in May.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

Billie Joe Armstrong Gets New Signature Guitar -- Win One in Contest


Image Courtesy Gibson USAGone are the days of Billie Joe Armstrong wailing away on a banged up, sticker-lashed guitar. The Green Day frontman has just been issued a new signature model from Gibson, and it's a beauty. The red hollow-body is made of red poplar and has lots of doodads found on the high-end guitars of the world -- which it certainly is, as it'll run your punk-rockin' self more than $3K to own.You can buy one of Armstrong's limited-run guitars on the Gibson website... or, if you're the lucky winner of an online contest, you can have one for free, with a Billie Joe signature on it besides. Details are on the website of music retailer zZounds.com, where you can enter until midnight on September 12.Gibson also produces a Billie Joe Armstrong signature Les Paul Junior.  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

Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" Voted Greatest Guitar Riff


Atlantic RecordsLed Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" has been selected as the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2."Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns 'N' Roses was second in the poll, followed by AC/DC’s "Back in Black" and Deep Purple’s "Smoke on the Water."Listeners voted the Zeppelin tune number one from a BBC Radio 2 list of 100 guitar riffs compiled by a panel of DJs, music critics and record producers.Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said he was "knocked out" when he learned "Whole Lotta Love" was voted number one.  "I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive," Page said."Whole Lotta Love" appeared on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II.  The LP was released in October 1969.Here are the Top 10 guitar riffs, according to the BBC Radio 2 poll:1. “Whole Lotta Love,” Led Zeppelin2. “Sweet Child O' Mine,” Guns 'N' Roses3. “Back in Black,” AC/DC4. “Smoke on the Water,” Deep Purple5. “Layla,” Derek and the Dominoes6. “How Soon Is Now?,” The Smiths7. “Down Down,” Status Quo8. “Money for Nothing,” Dire Straits9. “You Really Got Me,” The Kinks10. “Money,” Pink FloydFollow @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 

Vince Neil Salutes His Mötley Crüe Band Mates


Image Courtesy Motley Records/Eleven Seven RecordsIf you've seen Mötley Crüe on the All Bad Things Must Come to an End tour, you know that the three musicians on board -- Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx -- are a talented bunch. Singer Vince Neil agrees; though the band members have had their share of spats over the years, the singer has no trouble admitting that he's surrounded by skilled professionals. Neil tells ABC News Radio that Mars in particular is "an outstanding guitar player [and] very underrated because he shies away from press." Neil says that even after 33 years of playing together, "[Mick] plays stuff where I go 'Wow, where did that come from?' When he does his solos it's pretty amazing, the stuff that he comes up with."Vince also appreciates Lee, who he describes to ABC News Radio as being "like John Bonham. He's just a pure rock drummer [and] he has a great meter." As for Nikki Sixx, Neil calls him "a great bass player [and] a great showman."Agreeing with the legions of fans who are mourning the end of Mötley Crüe -- because, of course, the band has insisted they will never tour again under the band name -- Neil tells ABC News Radio, "you put everybody together, we're Mötley Crüe and that's why we've been together for so long." Here are the remaining dates on Mötley Crüe's tour:8/26 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center8/27 -- Allentown, PA, Great Allentown Fair8/29 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater8/30 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center8/31 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center10/10 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena10/11 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion10/12 -- Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center10/14 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center10/15 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena10/17 -- Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock10/19 -- Jacksonville, FL, Veterans Memorial Arena10/21 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena10/22 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum10/25 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Events Center10/26 -- Montville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena10/29 -- Syracuse, NY, The OnCenter11/5 -- Biloxi, MS, Mississippi Coast Coliseum11/6 -- Southaven, MS, Landers Center11/9 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center11/11 -- Green Bay, WI, Resch Center11/12 -- Madison, WI, Alliant Energy Center11/13 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center11/15 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center11/16 -- Fargo, ND, FargoDome11/18 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place11/19 -- Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome11/21 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers ArenaFollow @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

Slipknot Streams New Song, Announces Track Listing For Album


Image Courtesy Roadrunner RecordsSlipknot fans, it's Christmas in August. On Monday the band announced plans for a fall tour, and there's a bonus: Corey Taylor has tweeted a link to the audio stream of a new Slipknot song, "The Devil in I." Last but not least, the band has revealed the track listing for its new album.The collection will be released on October 21 and is called .5: The Gray Chapter; though the cover of the album is gray, the title is unquestionably an homage to late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010. It seems likely that "The Devil in I" is also a specific homage; Taylor's vocals are mournful and the lyrics include the line, "Some of us are destined to be outlived.".5: The Gray Chapter will be released in a wide variety of formats, including colored vinyl and a special-edition CD which will feature two bonus tracks. Everyone who purchases tickets for Slipknot's Prepare for Hell tour between now and October 5 will receive a digital download of the full album on its official release date. Here is the track listing for .5: The Gray Chapter:"XIX"Sarcastrophe""AOV""The Devil in I""Killpop""Skeptic""Lech""Goodbye""Nomadic""The One that Kills the Least""Custer""Be Prepared for Hell""The Negative One""If Rain Is What You Want""Override" (Bonus Track)"The Burden" (Bonus Track)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 Martin Accepts Gwyneth Paltrow's Ice Bucket Nomination


Trae Patton/NBCThey may be “consciously uncoupled,” but Chris Martin gladly accepted ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow’s nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.The Coldplay frontman and fashion designer pal Stella McCartney – who was also nominated by Paltrow – took the plunge together. “I’m a fashion designer, I don’t get wet,” McCartney says before someone drenches them from above.They both nominated Angelina Jolie, who worked with McCartney on a Maleficent kids clothing line; U2’s Bono; and Stella’s dad, Paul McCartney.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

Track Listing Announced for New Nickelback Album


Image Courtesy Republic RecordsNickelback unveiled the track listing for their new album on Friday via Twitter.As  recently reported, Chad Kroeger and the boys are eyeing a fall release for their first collection of new material since Here and Now, which arrived in 2011. Although the title has not been confirmed, a good bet would be No Fixed Address since that was the hashtag used in the tweet. In any event, here is the track listing for the new Nickelback album:“Million Miles an Hour” “Revolution” “What Are You Waiting For?” “She Keeps Me Up” “Make Me Believe Again” “Miss You” “Get ‘Em Up” “The Hammer’s Coming Down” “Satellites” “Sister Sin” “She’s Got Me Runnin’ Round”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 #NoFixedAddress ... pic.twitter.com/8ZsXiphPwa— Nickelback (@Nickelback) August 22, 2014 

Gene Simmons of KISS Says "Freckle-Faced College Kids" Killed Music Industry


Image Courtesy Brian LoweGene Simmons is celebrating the 40th anniversary of KISS with a summer co-headlining tour with Def Leppard, but the bass player thinks he's an endangered species. In an interview with ABC News Radio, Simmons discussed the state of rock music today and said, "My heart goes out to every new band because there is no record industry [anymore]."Simmons doesn't blame the industry or "corporate takeovers" for the failure -- he tells ABC News Radio "it was your next-door, freckle-faced college kid who decided he did not want to pay for something he was getting. It's called file-sharing and downloading. That technology killed the entire record industry."Simmons is clear that it's not only the pocketbooks of existing rock bands that are affected, it's an entire new generation of bands who will never get a chance. "Your 15-year-old friend who's in the next Beatles or the next KISS is not going to have a chance in hell of getting there. And who killed that chance? The freckle-faced college kid."File-sharing isn't his only beef about the industry today; Simmons notes that thel artistry of album packaging -- for which KISS was a pioneer, with visually stunning albums that often contained bonuses like posters, mini record awards, tattoo sheets and photo booklets -- is a thing of the past. "It is of a different era [now]," he said. "Once upon a time, a record was an event, and it was a piece of art. You spent time designing it, you spent time photographing and all the rest of it. And people used to put it on their mantlepiece as art. And those days are gone." Continuing to do their best to produce collectible art, KISS will soon release KISSteria, a 34-vinyl record set housed in a rolling road case. The set will contain a boatload of other goodies including 12 mini posters, bumper stickers, dominoes, a turntable mat, vinyl cleaning cloth, set of four lithographs and more. The sticker price is $1,749, and pre-orders are being accepted now.  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

Slipknot Announces Prepare for Hell Tour


Image Courtesy Live NationSlipknot has announced a tour in support of the band's much-anticipated album, .5: The Gray Chapter.  The Prepare for Hell tour kicks off October 25 -- that's four days after the album's release -- with the band's previously-announced music festival, Knotfest.  Slipknot will be on the road until at least early December, with more dates likely to be added. Korn will be the tour's special guest, with King 810 as the tour openers..5: The Gray Chapter will be released in a wide variety of formats, including colored vinyl. Everyone who purchases tickets for the tour between now and October 5 will receive a digital download of the full album on its official release date.Here are Slipknot's Prepare for Hell tour dates: 10/25 -- San Bernardino, CA, Knotfest10/26 -- San Bernardino, CA, Knotfest10/29 -- El Paso, TX, El Paso County Coliseum10/31 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion11/1 -- Corpus Christi, TX, American Bank Center11/2 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center11/4 -- Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena11/5 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena11/6 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center11/8 -- Madison, WI, Alliant Energy Center11/9 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premiere Center11/11 -- Denver, CO, Denver Coliseum11/19 -- Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Arena11/21 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena11/22 -- Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena11/23 -- Ft. Wayne, IN, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum11/25 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center11/26 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center11/28 -- Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena11/29 -- Detroit, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills11/30 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre12/2 -- Reading, PA, Santander Arena12/3 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center12/5 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun12/6 -- East Rutherford, NJ, Izod Center12/7 -- Boston, MA, Paul E. Tsongas ArenaFollow @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 to Correct Facts About Veterans in "Wrong Side of Heaven


Image Courtesy Prospect ParkFive Finger Death Punch will be making changes to some information about homeless veterans presented in the band's video for "Wrong Side of Heaven," after the Washington Post caught factual errors in the video.As previously reported the band has raised about $135,000 from an Indiegogo campaign  to benefit veterans who suffer from homelessness, PTSD and other issues launched in conjunction with a new video for the song “Wrong Side of Heaven,” which the band made to raise awareness about the challenges veterans face when they return from combat. Definitely a worthy cause -– but the Post caught some mistaken information in the video, and a rep for the band tells the paper 5FDP will make changes.Among the mistakes -- a text scroll at the end of the video says, “There are 300,000 homeless veterans sleeping on the streets.”  But the Post cites U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development statistics saying that number was closer to 58,000 on any given night in 2013.  And the number of homeless vets is actually decreasing -– not rising, as the video suggests.  In addition, some of the organizations that are mentioned toward the end of the video –- such as The Armed Forces Network and The Nellis Air Force Base -– don’t actually provide aid to veterans.10th Street Entertainment, a PR firm that works with Five Finger Death Punch, tells the paper the band is “working on correcting the errors in the crawl at the end of the video.” In the meantime, “Wrong Side of Heaven”  has been viewed roughly two million times in the two weeks it’s been on YouTube.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 Says They Wanted "Different Sounds" for "The Black Market"


Image Courtesy LeAnn Mueller/DGC/Interscope RecordsRise Against frontman Tim McIlrath and guitarist Zach Blair say when the band got together to work on its latest album The Black Market, they were looking to bring some different flavors into the mix. “We wanted to come into this record and make some different choices… We’re still Rise Against but I feel like I can hear different tones and sounds [on this album]," McIlrath tells Music Radar.  Blair adds, “You want to stay true to what makes the band the band –- but as an artist and as a guitar player, you’re always looking to reach out. It sounds generic but it’s so true.”Of his decision not to go overboard with solos and such, Blair says, “For me, it’s about remembering that there are three other guys in this band… This record is the first time there’s really been a chance for me to kind of show off… But I’m a team player and I’m in a band that has good songs that have a message -– and that message is much more important than me going, ‘Hey, look what I can do!'”McIlrath also weighed in on how he and his Windy City band mates have managed to become very popular without sacrificing their ideals. “You can’t write a hit song that replaces the character or integrity of your band,” he explains. “Once you give that up, you don’t get it back… We’ve created a trust with our audience. They know who we are.”Rise Against will kick off a two-month North American tour August 31 with an appearance at the Made in America festival in Los Angeles. 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

Appearances by U2, Metallica, Blink 182, R.E.M. and Others to Air During "Simpso


Image Courtesy FoxThe longest marathon in television history is now underway, as FXX continues airing all 25 seasons of The Simpsons chronologically. In the history of the show many bands made appearances -- in cartoon form -- in Springfield, and you still have time to catch them  before the marathon ends on Labor Day.By Saturday morning the marathon will have reached season six which means you can catch animated performances by U2, Smashing Pumpkins, Blink 182, Metallica, The White Stripes, R.E.M., Fall Out Boy, Judas Priest's Rob Halford and many others.For a complete list of all the artists whose music has aired on The Simpsons in the last two and a half decades, go to Billboard.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

Man Sues Concert Promoter, Says He Broke His Back at Korn Concert


Image Courtesy Prospect ParkA Maryland man is suing the concert giant Live Nation after, he claims, his back was broken by a crowd surfer at a Korn concert.TMZ reports that 57-year-old Kenneth Miller took his son to see Korn as a present for the boy's 17th birthday. During the show, the audience apparently got a bit unruly when the band played “Freak on a Leash.” Miller claims that a crowd surfer nailed him so hard that he broke his back. After crawling to the venue’s exit on his hands and knees, he further claims, security asked him if he was drunk -– not exactly the response he was hoping for.Miller is seeking a million dollars in damages from Live Nation and the venue.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

Bret Michaels, Pete Wentz Among Stars Who Will Appear on MDA Labor Day Weekend T


Fall Out Boy; Pete Wentz, 2nd from left/Crush ManagementBret Michaels and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz are among the stars scheduled to appear on the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The two-hour broadcast airs Sunday, August 31 on ABC, beginning at 9 p.m. ET.The Poison frontman will be one of several artists giving "one-of-a-kind" performances of their songs on the telecast, while Wentz is one of the celebrity presenters.  Other performers include Josh Groban, Aloe Blacc, Jason Derulo, Matt Nathanson, American Authors, and country stars Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes.Addtional presenters include Brad Paisley, Kesha, Jordin Sparks and Ludacris, as well as Alyssa Milano, Nashville's Charles Esten, Tom Bergeron and more.  In addition, five families will share their stories of what it's like to live with muscular dystrophy.You can call, text or donate online at MDA.org. This is the 49th installment of the telethon: the first aired in 1966, on a single TV station in New York City.  It's since become the most successful fundraising event in TV history.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

Coldplay Releases Video for Latest Single, "True Love"


Image Courtesy Parlophone RecordsColdplay has unveiled a new video for the song “True Love,” which is the third single from the band's Ghost Stories album.The clip, which runs about four and a half minutes, was directed by Jonas Akerlund and stars Coldplay frontman Chris Martin as a janitor, and actress Jessica Lucas as his would-be love interest in enormous oversized  body suits.  The pair wind up enacting a kind of odd, acrobatic ballet dance. The video concludes with the words ”Anything is possible” flashing on the screen. You can view it now on YouTube. “True Love” follows “Magic” and “A Sky Full of Stars” from Ghost Stories. The album, Coldplay’s sixth studio effort, was released in May and promptly shot to the top of the Billboard chart.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

Deftones' Chino Moreno Will Record New Team Sleep Album This Fall


Maverick RecordsAfter some ten years between albums, word is out that Chino Moreno of Deftones has reconvened his side project band, Team Sleep, for a real-life sophomore album, scheduled to be recorded this fall. And maybe best of all, he's inviting fans to take part.Here's the deal: the band has booked time at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, New York, next month and is selling tickets for a performance, Q&A session and various merch goodies -- a package that'll run you $500, if you attend. To be fair, it's a rare opportunity for diehard Deftones fans to be in the studio with Moreno and company."For a long time, business people, logistics, careers, adulthood, families and the House Republicans have thwarted us," the band says in a statement. "But we've continued to make music. At the same time, the creative process has become increasingly fragmented and dehumanized. With that in mind, we're very excited to get together with our dear friends, hang out, play music and have a unique experience in a beautiful place."Amazingly, it appears that all the band's original members are on board for this new album, which doesn't yet have a name. Team Sleep's first album was released in May 2005.Ticket package information is available at BrownPaperTickets.comFollow @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 

Gene Simmons, Flea, Krist Novoselic Ranked Among "10 Richest Bassists"


Brian LoweIt may have only four strings, but a bass guitar can make a player a lot of cash. That's the upshot of a new list from Richest.com, which ranks bassists based on their net worth.The top slot is exactly whom you might imagine, if you think about it: former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney, who's reportedly worth $1.2 billion -- that's "billion" with a "B."  The other names, however,  might be a surprise. The number-two position is a tie between former Police frontman Sting and Gene Simmons of KISS, each worth $300 million. Roger Waters has the number-four spot, with $270 million, and U2's Adam Clayton rounds out the top five with $150 million.The bottom half of the top ten includes Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers at six, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones at seven, and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath at eight.  The last two slots are a bit of a surprise: Tony Kanal of No Doubt edged out Krist Novoselic of Nirvana. Richest.com declares Kanal's producing gigs and songwriting for Gwen Stefani's solo career have earnedn him $45 million, topping Novoselic's $40 million net worth.Take all of this with a grain of salt: the site neglects to mention the sources of its financial data.  Here's the top ten list:1. Paul McCartney -- $1.2 billion2. Gene Simmons -- $300 million2. Sting -- $300 million4. Roger Waters -- $270 million5. Adam Clayton -- $150 million6. Flea -- $115 million7. John Paul Jones -- $80 million8. Geezer Butler -- $65 million9. Tony Kanal -- $45 million10. Krist Novoselic -- $40 millionFollow @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 

Man Arrested for Burglary, Meth Possession Not Scott Weiland After All


Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesThe report that Scott Weiland has been in jail in California for the past month after he was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance as well as burglary? Turns out that wasn't accurate -- it was a guy who looks like Weiland who was busted.TMZ initially quoted police as saying that the singer allegedly stole razors from a Beverly Hills Rite-Aid store, fleeing when a security guard tried to stop him.  Police caught up with the man nearby and when they searched him, they found methamphetamine, according to the report.After the TMZ report surfaced, Weiland posted a video on Facebook stating that he was in the studio. Despite the video, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department initially insisted to TMZ that the rocker was in custody. However, it later stated that Weiland is not in custody, and that the person in question is someone who looks like the singer. An investigation into the guy's identity is under way.TMZ had reported that the arrest took place late last month and that the man has been in jail ever since on $95,000 bond. He's been charged with burglary instead of theft because police claim he entered the store with the intent to steal the razors: he allegedly carried an insulated bag, police say, that could be used to prevent anti-theft sensors from going off.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