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Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Coldplay Nominated for Tonight's Kids' Choice Awa


James Dimmock/NickelodeonImagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy and Coldplay are all up for orange blimps at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT.All three bands are nominated in the Favorite Music Group category. Their competition includes pop groups Maroon 5, One Direction and OneRepublic.The telecast will also include actors Emma Stone, Liam Hemsworth, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Grant Gustin, Josh Gad, Jamie Foxx, Kevin James and Nick Cannon, as well as Little League star Mo'ne Davis. Former Jonas Brother Nick Jonas will host.Here are the music nominees for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards:Favorite Music GroupColdplayFall Out BoyImagine DragonsMaroon 5One DirectionOneRepublicFavorite Male SingerBlake SheltonBruno MarsJustin TimberlakeNick JonasPharrell WilliamsSam Smith Favorite Female SingerAriana GrandeBeyoncéKaty PerryNicki MinajSelena GomezTaylor Swift Favorite Song of the Year“All About That Bass” (Meghan Trainor)“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry)“Fancy” (Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX)“Problem” (Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea)“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift) Favorite New Artist5 Seconds of SummerEchosmithFifth HarmonyIggy AzaleaJessie JMeghan TrainorFollow @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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Modest Mouse Grabs Top Spot on Top Rock Albums; Foo Fighters Top Mainstream Rock


Images Courtesy of Epic Records; Roswell Records/RCA RecordsModest Mouse's comeback record, Strangers to Ourselves, has debuted at number one on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart. The album, Modest Mouse's first in eight years, also reached the number-three spot on the Billboard 200. "Lampshades on Fire," the lead single from Strangers to Ourselves, retains its position as the number-one track on Alternative Songs.Meanwhile, Foo Fighters notch their sixth number-one single on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart with "Congregation." Dave Grohl and Co. recently ruled Mainstream Rock Songs for 13 weeks straight with "Something from Nothing," the first single from their album Sonic Highways."Congregation" isn't the only religion-tinged track to top the charts -- Hozier's "Take Me to Church" continues its reign atop Hot Rock Songs for the 23rd straight week. That streak ties the record-breaking run set by Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive."In other Hot Rock Songs happenings, Walk the Moon's catchy "Shut Up and Dance" reaches the number-two spot on the chart, while Twenty One Pilots make their highest debut at number eight, with "Fairly Local." Of Monsters and Men's "Cyrstals" also debuts on Hot Rock Songs, coming in at number 15.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rock in Rio USA to Auction Signed Linkin Park Guitar for Music for Relief


Credit: James MinchinThe inaugural Rock in Rio USA festival has partnered with Music for Relief to plant trees in the U.S., including restoring areas burned in California wildfires. In order raise money for their efforts, Rock in Rio USA will be auctioning a guitar signed by festival headliners Linkin Park.At a press conference held Thursday, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and the band Echosmith were on hand to sign the first line of guitars to be auctioned. Bidding will take place on-site at the festival and online.Other items in the auction that have been announced so far include a signed guitar by No Doubt.Rock in Rio USA will be held May 8-9 and May 15-16 in Las Vegas. Metallica, Coheed and Cambria, Deftones, Rise Against, Bleachers, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Menand Foster the People are also on the lineup.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst Assures Fans He's Not Robert Durst


Image Courtesy of Interscope RecordsFred Durst is a lot of things: he's a Grammy-nominated musician, he's a film director, and he sings in a band that comes in at number three on Rolling Stone's "Worst Bands of the Nineties" readers poll. He is not, however, alleged murderer Robert Durst.In response to a national news organization that recently confused the Limp Bizkit frontman for the subject of the HBO series The Jinx, Fred Durst posted a photo on Instagram of himself wearing a sweatshirt that declares in big capital letters, "NOT ROBERT." The sleeves feature Limp Bizkit's name and logo.To further the point, Durst -- again, Fred Durst -- writes in the Instagram caption, "I am NOT ROBERT."Limp Bizkit, meanwhile, is rollin' rollin' rollin' on an international tour, which will take them through a November 29 show in Kazakhstan.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts to Perform at Swamp Fox Biker Bash


Credit: Jamie WeilandScott Weiland and the Wildabouts have been added to the Swamp Fox Biker Bash in Marion, South Carolina, taking place May 8-17. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman's new band will play May 13 to raise awareness of motorcycle safety and the dangers of drunk driving.Other bands playing the Swamp Fox Biker Bash include Buckcherry and Bret Michaels. Tickets are available via Pledge Music.Weiland also teamed up with Pledge Music to release his debut album with the Wildabouts, Blaster. Blaster will be released on March 31.In other Scott Weiland news, the singer took to Facebook to apologize after he was rude to fans at a recent meet-and-greet following a concert in Boston."I would like to make a sincere apology to the fans that were at the meet and greet in Boston," he writes. "I'm embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things that I said."According to AlternativeNation.net, several fans took to the STP forum BelowEmpty.com to vent about their unpleasant experience at the meet-and-greet, saying that Weiland was disrespectful and seemed drunk."I put my all into the show that night and honestly was just beyond exhausted," Weiland continues in his apology. "Either way, I acted like a total a**hole and for that I'm truly sorry."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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Reflects on "License to Ill": "It Just Blew Up"


Image Courtesy of Def JamBeastie Boys' seminal 1986 debut album, License to Ill, was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America earlier this month, meaning that almost 30 years after its release, the album has now sold 10 million copies. While the Beasties were recording what would become one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, the band had no idea what was ahead of them."I mean I was a teenager, and we were just having fun in New York," Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz tells ABC Radio. "[We were] riding skateboards to the studio, and just having a lot of fun."License to Ill featured two of the Beasties' best-known songs: "No Sleep till Brooklyn" and "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!).""There was no future plan on any of it," Horovitz says. "We were making this weird thing and it happened and then all of the sudden we're on tour and we're the headliners of a big thing. It got bigger and bigger and it just kind of blew up."For Horovitz, the whole experience can be summed up in one phrase."It was pretty wild," he tells ABC Radio. "I don't know how else to say it."  Horovitz stars alongside Ben Stiller in the new film While We're Young, which opens in limited release on March 27. 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

AWOLNATION "Runs" to New Chart Highs


Credit: Kari RoweAWOLNATION's sophomore album Run has propelled the band to new highs on Billboard's Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. Run bows at number three on Alternative Albums and number four on Top Rock Albums, easily clearing the peaks of AWOLNATION's debut album, Megalithic Symphony, which reached number 16 and number 21, respectively.Run also climbed to new heights for the band on the Billboard 200, coming in at number 17. Despite the enormous success of the single "Sail," Megalithic Symphony only cracked number 84 on the Billboard 200.AWOLNATION will be running across North America in support of their new album, including appearances at the Sunfest, Summerfest and Bonnaroo festivals. The band will embark on a headlining tour, with second shows in New York City and Chicago recently added, beginning May 28 in Vancouver. Visit AWOLNATIONMusic.com for all ticket info.Fans will get a preview of AWOLNATION's live show, when the band performs on TBS' Conan on April 7.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

KISS' Gene Simmons Accuses The Rolling Stones and U2 of Using Backing Tracks at


Credit: Brian LoweEveryone knows that KISS offers up a lot of bells and whistles during its concerts, from pyrotechnics to lasers to fake blood, but Gene Simmons insists that there's one thing the band's shows won't feature -- backing tracks to augment the music.  In a new interview with Australia's news.com.au, Simmons maintains that his group is among the only rock acts who don't use pre-taped recordings to help fill out their live sound."There's nobody with a synthesizer on our stage, there's no samples on the drums, there's nothing," he declares.  "There's very few bands who do that now -- AC/DC, Metallica, us.  I can't even say that about U2 or The [Rolling] Stones."Talking further about his aversion to the practice he claims is so common, Simmons says, "I have a problem when you charge $100 to see a live show and the artist uses backing tracks…It should be on every ticket -- you're paying $100, 30 to 50 percent of the show is [on] backing tracks and they'll sing sometimes, sometimes they'll lip synch.  At least be honest."Simmons, of course, isn't known for holding his long tongue when it comes to sharing his opinions.  Last year, he upset quite a few rock fans when he declared during an interview published in Esquire that rock music was "finally dead."KISS recently announced plans to tour Australia this October.  Prior to that, the band is scheduled to embark on a South American trek in April, and also has a European outing lined up from late May to late June.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Imagine Dragons, Weezer & More Added to March Madness Music Festival


Eliot Lee HazelAs the pool of Final Four contenders continues to shrink in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament, the 2015 NCAA March Madness Music Festival lineup continues to expand. Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Cold War Kids and Passion Pit have been added to the event, joining the previously announced Bleachers.The three-day festival will take place April 3-5 in Indianapolis' White River State Park. Imagine Dragons, Weezer and CWK will play on April 3, while Passion Pit and Bleachers will perform April 4.The March Madness Music Festival is being staged in conjunction with the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four. Footage from the concerts will be live streamed at NCAA.com/MusicFest.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

HELLYEAH Releases "Hush" Lyric Video


Credit: David JacksonHELLYEAH has premiered the lyric video for their Blood for Blood single, "Hush." The intense clip reflects the equally intense lyrics, which detail frontman Chad Gray's own experience growing up in a home with domestic violence. You can watch the "Hush" lyric video now on YouTube.HELLYEAH released "Hush" as a single earlier this month as part of NO MORE Week, an advocacy campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.Next month, HELLYEAH will begin another tour in support of Blood for Blood, including a few dates with Godsmack. After their North American tour wraps up May 17 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the band will hit the European festival circuit.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Fall Out Boy to Perform at Wrigley Field for MLB Opening Night


Credit: Pamela LittkyFall Out Boy has added another sporting event to their schedule. On April 5, the Chicago band will perform at Wrigley Field for MLB's opening night game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, according to E!."When our band all lived in an apartment together in Roscoe Village, we used to pass out fliers for shows at the Metro after games," says Pete Wentz. "It has been a lifetime dream to get the chance to play at Wrigley Field. We are grateful to MLB for the opportunity and so excited to perform for our hometown crowd."Fall Out Boy will perform their hit "Uma Thurman," their Save Rock and Roll track "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'em Up)" and, of course, the jock-jam of 2015, "Centuries."Earlier this year, Fall Out Boy played a pre-Super Bowl party, as well as the NHL All-Star Game. Perhaps the band will try to hit for the American sports cycle by performing during the NBA Finals, too.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Ozzy Osbourne to Have Surgery; Ozzfiesta Canceled


Image Courtesy of MSO PROzzy Osbourne's Ozzfiesta has been canceled, due to scheduled surgery for the Prince of Darkness this May."Like you, we were very excited about the event. However, Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled for May, following his South American tour," say organizers Cool Breeze Concerts in a statement. "He requires at least four weeks of recovery time. We are very disappointed that we need to cancel."Ozzfiesta was scheduled to be held May 27-31 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The festival was to feature an Ozzy headlining set, plus a performance by Black Label Society and an acoustic set by Zakk Wylde.As of now, Ozzy's appearances at the Monsters of Rock festival in Brazil and Argentina are still happening as scheduled. He is also set to return to Mexico for a pair of shows in August.Meanwhile, Ozzy's original band, Black Sabbath, just announced a "farewell" concert at Ozzfest Japan, set to take place this November. 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Members of Bring Me the Horizon, Grouplove and Wolf Alice Share Their Current Bo


Credit: Jakob PrintzlauBands have a lot of downtime when they're on tour, and often they will turn to the majesty of the written word to entertain themselves on the road. NME.com asked a bevy of musicians what they have been reading while on tour.Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes is deep into George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, which of course spawned the hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones."I'm on about book five," Skykes says. "I didn't think it'd be something I'd be into -- I hate Lord of the Rings and all of that. But I started watching the TV series, and in the end, I just needed to know what happened next."Meanwhile, Grouplove vocalist Hannah Hooper is reading Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own."I was drawn to it because I love the cover art," says Hooper. "It's this loose cobalt-blue sketch with handwritten type that was peeking out of a pile of books at a yard sale in Austin. It's definitely missing a few pages, but so am I."Wolf Alice drummer Joel Amey's book of choice is Looking for Alaska, by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green."Me and [bassist] Theo [Ellis] shared it on one tour," Amey remembers. "It was amazing and then in the middle it got really sad. I looked up from the book and he knew I'd got to that point."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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Killswitch Engage Preparing Live DVD


Credit: Vegar AbelsnesKillswitch Engage is planning to release footage from their 2014 Halloween show at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts as a live DVD. Frontman Jesse Leach revealed the news by linking to an Instagram post by frequent band video collaborator Ian McFarland, who filmed the show."Today I onlined and mastered the new @killswitchengage Live Halloween Concert Film we directed back in October. It looks and sounds amazing," wrote McFarland. Leach then added, "Among the things in the works there is this in addition to some other cool stuff for an eventual DVD release."All That Remains opened at that Halloween show, but it is unclear if any of their performance will make the live DVD.Meanwhile, Killswitch Engage just released a new track, entitled "Loyalty," for the new Game of Thrones mixtape, Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2. Other artists to contribute to the mixtape include Mastodon and Anthrax.In more Killswitch Engage news, the band will be reissuing their latest album, 2013's Disarm the Descent, as a gold double vinyl record. The limited-edition record will be released on March 31.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Linkin Park, The Offspring, Bastille to Play Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium


James MinchinThe 2015 edition of Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival will be headlined by Linkin Park, The Offspring, Bastille and Limp Bizkit. Other bands included on the festival's initial lineup include George Ezra, The War on Drugs, Mastodon, Enter Shikari, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, All Time Low, Future Islands, Tame Impala and more.Linkin Park has racked up quite the busy festival schedule this summer. Along with Pukkelpop, the band will play Rock in Rio USA, Rocklahoma, Rock on the Range, Amnesia Rock Fest, Summerfest and many more. This packed schedule comes after the band was forced to cancel most of its 2015 headlining tour in support of their last album, The Hunting Party, due to an ankle injury suffered by frontman Chester Bennington.Pukkelpop 2015 will be held August 20-22 in Hasselt, Belgium. Visit Pukkelpop.be for the full initial lineup and all ticket information.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rob Halford Signs Deal to Reissue Solo Catalog, "Essential" Compilation Due Out


Legacy RecordingsJudas Priest frontman Rob Halford has signed a new record deal that will see the reissue of nearly all of the albums and videos he released with his side projects Halford, Two and Fight.  The reissue campaign will begin with a two-CD, 30-track compilation titled The Essential Rob Halford that will hit stores on March 30.In addition to the individual albums and video releases that will be made available, other retrospectives are also planned, including a Playlist collection and Complete Albums Box set.After Halford left Judas Priest in 1992, he formed the band Fight, which released two albums and an EP during the years 1993 through 1995.  The rock legend followed that group with the industrial metal duo Two, whose only studio effort came out in 1998.  Then, in 2000, the powerhouse singer founded the straight metal band Halford, which has released a variety of studio albums, live record and videos.  Rob rejoined Judas Priest in 2003, but has continued to sporadically record with Halford.Here is a list of Rob Halford's various non-Judas Priest releases that will be reissued:Fight:War of Words (1993)Mutations (1994)A Small Deadly Space (1995)K5 -- The "War of Words" Demos (1997)War of Words: The Film (video) (2007)Live in Phoenix (video) (2008)Two:Voyeurs (1998)Halford:Resurrection (2000)Live Insurrection (2001)Crucible (2002)Metal God Essentials: Volume 1 (2007)Live at Rock in Rio 3 (album and video) (2008)Winter Songs (2009)Made of Metal (2010)Live in Anaheim (album and video) (2010)Live at Saitama Super Arena (album and video) (2011)Live in London (2012)Live 2010 North & South America Tour (album and video)Metal God Essentials: Volume 2Follow @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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Corey Taylor, Slash to Appear at Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil


Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. RecordsKirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil just got a little heavier. Slash, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante will make guest appearances at the Metallica guitarist's second annual horror-inspired music festival. Meshuggah, High On Fire and others are scheduled to perform.In addition to the music, the Fear FestEvil will feature selections from Hammett's Crypt Collection of horror collectibles and memorabilia.The FestEvil also will include the newly announced Carnival of Chaos, which will take place outside the RockBar Theatre in San Jose, California, where the music will be played. The free, outdoor Carnival of Chaos will feature carnival games, Hammett's famous '36 Ford and an "authentic freakshow."Also new to this year's Fear FestEvil is a murder mystery dinner hosted by Hammett at San Jose's Winchester Mystery House on April 10. Guests will dine alongside Hammett, tour the infamous mansion and try to figure out the culprit of the night's "murder."Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil will be held April 11 and 12 at the Rockbar Theatre. For all information, you can visit FearFestEvil.com. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sixx:AM Releases Lyric Video for "Drive"


Credit: Paul BrownSixx:AM has added a visual component to their cover of The Cars' "Drive" in the form of a lyric video. The clip features the lyrics from the track popping up in pink lettering over shots of -- what else? -- cars driving. You can watch the automobile-focused video now on YouTube.Sixx:AM's cover of "Drive" appears on the band's latest album, Modern Vintage. The album gave Sixx:AM their fourth top 10 hit on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart in "Stars."Meanwhile, Sixx:AM has announced that Dustin Steinke of the rock band Bleeker Ridge will man the drums on the band's forthcoming tour. While Sixx:AM has played live shows in the past, they will embark on their first ever full-scale headlining tour beginning April 8 in San Francisco. Cello rockers Apocalyptica will open the tour.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Radiohead's "OK Computer" Added to National Recording Registry


Image Courtesy of ParlophoneRadiohead's 1997 album OK Computer is among the latest recordings to be added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.The British rock band's third album is one of twenty-five recordings from all genres that are being added this year, selected by the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."Radiohead first made waves with their 1992 single "Creep," from their debut album Pablo Honey, but it was OK Computer that propelled the band to major international success."On their third album, Radiohead create an information-age dystopia characterized by psychopaths, corrupt politicians, ill-behaved consumers, tyrannical robots, airline disasters, car crashes and failed safety protocols," the Library of Congress writes of OK Computer. "The album has endured as a statement and a cautionary tale for the digital age."This is the 15th year the Recording Registry has been in existence.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Paul McCartney, Metallica Among Lollapalooza 2015 Headliners


Fresh and Clean Media/C3 Presents/WMEThe lineup for this year's Lollapalooza festival has been announced, and it's a typically eclectic bill: Paul McCartney will make his first appearance at the long-running festival, while Metallica will return for the first time since 1996.  Other headliners include Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio, MisterWives, George Ezra, and many more.Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said in a statement, "The heart of Lollapalooza has always been the music. The brotherhood and sisterhood of musicians is getting stronger and the unexpected surprises and collaborations are cementing magical moments that will live on in music history. Having young talented artists performing alongside legends is all I could ever ask for and I'll be grinning from ear to ear the entire weekend."The festival will take place in Chicago's Grant Park July 31 through August 2.  If you can't make it, a livestream will be available on a variety of devices.Three-day passes to the festival are already sold out, but single-day passes are available today at the festival's website starting at 10 a.m. CST, as are VIP and Platinum Passes, and travel packages.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Watch Slash Go Behind the Scenes of "World on Fire" in New Documentary


Image Courtesy of Scott Uchida/MSO PRSlash's World on Fire, his latest album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, is the subject of newest edition of Real to Reel,  documentary series created by guitar string and accessory manufacturer Ernie Ball. The hour-long episode gives fans an in-depth look into the recording process of World on Fire. You can watch the entire documentary now at Billboard.com."Recording an album is a uniquely inspiring experience, and this one was particularly exciting as we were recording on two-inch analog tape," Slash tells Billboard. "It was a fun process to have Ernie Ball capture the experience and I'm excited to be able to share it with the world."Meanwhile, Slash and his trusted collaborators will be demonstrating their live prowess on their U.S. tour, which begins in April. That tour will wrap up May 24 in Dallas, Texas, followed by a stint in Europe, which will last into July.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Florence + the Machine, The Black Keys, Weezer to Headline Oshega Music Festival


Image Courtesy of Republic RecordsThe 2015 Oshega Music Festival will be headlined by Florence + the Machine, The Black Keys and Weezer. Other acts set to play the Montreal festival include Alt-J, Of Monsters and Men, Interpol, Radiohead's Philip Selway, Young the Giant, Milky Chance, Banks, George Ezra, James Bay, Guster, Twenty One Pilots, The Kills, Glass Animals, Catfish and the Bottlemen and many more.Part of the Oshega lineup was revealed through a mobile racing game called The Road to Oshega. Users of the app could unlock names from the lineup by collecting certain items in the game.Oshega will be held July 31 to April 2 -- the same weekend as Lollapalooza -- at the Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. Visit Oshega.com for the full lineup and ticket information.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Van Halen Announces Summer/Fall North American Tour, Band to Play Special L.A. S


Live Nation EntertainmentJump for joy, Van Halen fans!  The rock legends have announced plans for a major North American tour that will kick off on July 5 in Auburn, Washington, and run all the way through an October 2 concert in Los Angeles.Van Halen will celebrate the trek with a special show this Monday, March 30, on L.A.'s Hollywood Boulevard.  Performances from the event will be shown that night and the following evening on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.  The band members also will be interviewed by host Jimmy Kimmel on Monday's episode.Tickets for the tour go on sale staring April 4 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.  Blues-rock guitar whiz Kenny Wayne Shepherd will open all dates.Van Halen's Kimmel appearance will take place in conjunction with the March 31 release of the group's new live album, Tokyo Dome: Live in Concert, which was recorded in the Japanese capital in June 2013.  As previously reported, the rockers also will promote the arrival of the album with an April 2 performance on The Ellen Degeneres Show.Here are the full list of Van Halen's confirmed North American tour dates:7/5 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre7/7 -- Portland, OR, Amphitheater Northwest7/9 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion7/11 -- San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheater7/14 -- Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre7/16 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre7/18 -- Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre7/20 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre7/22 -- Bonner Springs, MO, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater7/24 -- Chicago, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre7/26 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre7/28 -- Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion7/30 -- Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion8/1 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center8/3 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center8/5 -- London, ON, Canada, Western Fair District8/7 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre8/9 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center8/11 -- Hartford, CT, Xfinity Center8/13 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater8/23 -- Hershey, PA, Hershey Park8/25 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center8/27 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center8/29 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live8/31 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center9/2 -- Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center9/4 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre9/6 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts9/9 -- Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheater9/11 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion9/13 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre9/15 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre9/17 -- Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre9/21 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater9/23 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion9/25 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion9/28 -- Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion9/30 -- Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre10/2 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood BowlFollow @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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tom DeLonge Releases New Solo Song, "The Invisible Parade"


Credit: Johnny BuzzerioFormer Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge has released another new track, this one entitled "The Invisible Parade," from his debut solo album, To the Stars...Demos, Odds and Ends. While "New World," the first song to be released from To the Stars, reflected Blink's punk style, "The Invisible Parade" takes a more vulnerable acoustic approach. You can watch the lyric video for "The Invisible Parade" now on YouTube."I wrote this song about my brother coming home to San Diego after the war," DeLonge says of the new track on Twitter.DeLonge announced the release of To the Stars following his very public falling out with his former Blink band mates, bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker. In addition to To the Stars, DeLonge also plans to release another solo album and two albums with his other band, Angels & Airwaves, this year.Meanwhile, the post-DeLonge Blink-182 era is in full swing. The band has played three shows with Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba filling in for the departed DeLonge, and Barker is looking forward to the future of Blink-182."There's talk of maybe recording an album, there are talks of doing a tour with A Day to Remember," Barker tells Billboard. "So we'll see what happens."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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kings of Leon, Linkin Park, Halestorm, AWOLNATION & More to Play Summerfest 2015


Image Courtesy of Milwaukee World Festival Inc.Milwaukee's Summerfest has revealed its 2015 lineup. Kings of Leon and Linkin Park will headline the festival's Marcus Amphitheater with openers KONGOS and A Day to Remember, respectively, while Halestorm, AWOLNATION, The Flaming Lips, Jane's Addiction, Walk the Moon, and Bastille will headline the Grounds Stage.Tickets to Summerfest will grant you access to the Grounds Stage bands, while the Marcus Amphitheater concerts are separately ticketed events. Other bands to play the Grounds Stage include The Kooks, Dirty Heads, Vance Joy, Coheed and Cambria, Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Sublime with Rome, Third Eye Blind, Meg Myers, MisterWives and many more.Summerfest 2015 will be held June 24-28 and June 30 to July 5 at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For the full lineup and ticket information, visit Summerfest.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Black Keys and Mumford & Sons to Headline Outside Lands 2015


Credit: Danny ClinchThe 2015 Outside Lands festival will be headlined byThe Black Keys and Mumford & Sons. The lineup also includes Wilco, Tame Impala, Nate Ruess, Milky Chance, George Ezra, Glass Animals, James Bay, MisterWives, St. Vincent, Slightly Stoopid and many more.If you'd like to hear the Outside Lands lineup revealed in the style of an '80's sitcom, you can check out the festival's lineup announcement video, created in collaboration with Funny or Die. The video stars Orange is the New Black actress Lauren Lapkus and San Fransisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith.Outside Lands will be held August 7-9 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Tickets will go on sale March 26 at 10 a.m. PT. For the full lineup and ticket information, visit SFOutsideLands.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Outside Lands 2015 Lineup Announcement from Funny Or Die 

Papa Roach Guitarist Jerry Horton to Appear on "AmeriCARna"


Credit: Dave JacksonWhen Jerry Horton isn't shredding on stage, the Papa Roach guitarist -- and car-aficionado -- is shredding the streets in his custom 1951 Mercury. Horton will talk about his passion for automobiles on an upcoming episode of the car-culture show AmeriCARna."Growing up, my dad got me into cars. He had VW's that he drag-raced and he did some autocross," Horton tells host Ray Evernham in a clip from the episode. "Seeing movies like American Graffiti that featured hot rods and customs really just guided my eye to it."Horton's episode of AmeriCARna will air March 24 at 10 p.m. ET on Vertigo.Meanwhile, Papa Roach is gearing up for their spring tour, which will kick off April 25 at the Fort Rock festival in Ft. Meyers, Florida. The band will be touring North America, including dates with Godsmack and We Are Harlot, through the end of 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lollapalooza Tickets On Sale Today


Image Courtesy of LollapaloozaThree-day passes to Lollapalooza go on sale today at 10 a.m. CT via Lollapalooza.com. Once the discounted early-bird tickets sell out, regular tickets will go on sale. The early-bird passes cost $250, while the regular passes are priced at $275.The lineup for Lollapalooza 2015 has yet to be revealed. Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and Cage the Elephant performed at last year's festival.Lollapalooza 2015 will be held July 31 to August 2, once again in Chicago's Grant Park.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

We Are Harlot Streaming Debut Album a Week Ahead of Release


Credit: Travis ShinnWe Are Harlot, former Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop's new band, is streaming their forthcoming self-titled debut album a week ahead of its release. You can listen to the album in full now at Billboard.com."What you are listening to is a real breathing, living thing created by four extremely diverse people, from different parts of the globe with different personalities and creative influences," We Are Harlot guitarist Jeff George tells Billboard. "The distinct personalities that make up us four guys come shining through on the 11 tracks that lay before you."We Are Harlot was formed in 2011 while Worsnop was still a member of Asking Alexandria. In January, Worsnop announced that he was leaving Asking Alexandria in order to focus on We Are Harlot.We Are Harlot will officially be released on March 31.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Brandon Flowers to Release New Single at Midnight; Reveals Album Track List


Image Courtesy of Island RecordsThe Killers frontman Brandon Flowers will debut "Can't Deny My Love," the first single from his forthcoming sophomore solo release, The Desired Effect, at midnight tonight. The release of the single coincides with Flowers' appearance on The Tonight Show, airing at 11:35 ET on NBC.With the premiere of the single fast approaching, Flowers also has revealed the track list for The Desired Effect. The album will include 10 tracks, including "I Can Change," which features HAIM singer/guitarist Danielle Haim on drums.Additionally, Flowers has added two more shows in support of The Desired Effect. The newly announced dates will take place April 14 in Los Angeles and April 16 in San Francisco. Tickets will go on sale March 27.The Desired Effect will be released on May 19. Here is the track list:"Dreams Come True""Can't Deny My Love""I Can Change""Still Want You""Between Me and You""Lonely Town""Digging Up the Heart""Never Get You Right""Untangled Love""The Way It’s Always Been"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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.