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 carrying 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

Report: Scott Weiland Arrested for Burglary, Meth Possession


Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesScott Weiland has reportedly been in jail in California for the past month after he was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance as well as burglary, TMZ reports.The website quotes 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 him nearby and when they searched him, they found methamphetamine, according to the report.TMZ said the arrest took place late last month and that Weiland 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 carrying 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

Korn Debuts New "Hater" Video Featuring Fan Contributions


Image Courtesy Prospect ParkKorn is back with another video for their latest single, "Hater."  This one is the promised fan-assisted clip; earlier this week the band released a video for the song that showed them performing live.The new video features footage submitted by fans in which they share personal experiences of being bullied, abused or hated, and how that affected them.“Almost everyone has felt bullied, pressured and beat down in their life by their haters,” says frontman Jonathan Davis in a statement.  “This video helps to give a public voice to some of the challenges real people have faced."  The band's message: self-harm and suicide are never solutions.The video opens with montage of fan clips, inset in a graphic of a TV set.  "I've been bullied ever since I can remember," one fan says. "I was beaten, raped and abused," says another. It continues with images suggestive of suicide and self-harm, interspersed with further fan clips as the song plays, concluding with positive fan messages saying, among other things, "It's OK to be different" and "Don't let a bully or a hater, in the end, ever make you feel less about yourself.""Hater" comes from the expanded World Tour Edition of Korn's most recent album, The Paradigm Shift.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

You Me at Six Makes Offer to Play Super Bowl


Image Courtesy BWR Public RelationsBritish Rockers You Me at Six have an offer for the National Football League.  On Thursday, the band released an open letter to the league after The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the NFL was asking artists interested in playing the Super Bowl halftime show to pay for the privilege. The letter reads:Dear NFL:We're sorry to hear that you're in such dire financial straits. While Coldplay and Rihanna mull your offer, we're here to help with a multi-tiered proposal:1. For $2 Million: We get to play the upcoming halftime show.2. For $10 Million, one of us gets to quarterback a set of downs for the team of our choosing.3. For $40 Million, the Super Bowl will be played with English football rules, where you must use your feet, and an actual ball.We look forward to hearing your thoughts once you've had a chance to review.  We welcome any of the Super Bowl committee to attend one of our upcoming American concerts.  Our tour kicks off September 15th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA.Warmly,You Me at Six(Josh, Dan, Max Chris, Matt)You Me at Six are currently on the road in the U.S. through November 1, but they'll probably stick around until February if the NFL agrees to take them up on any of their offers.As previously reported, according to The Wall Street Journal, the NFL has narrowed down the list of potential halftime performers to three acts: Coldplay, Katy Perry and Rihanna.  But when the league reached out to those artists' camps, reports the paper, it also asked "at least some" of the acts if they'd be willing to "contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income" or make some other type of "financial contribution" in exchange for landing the gig.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 Confirm Return to the Road; Release Made in America Festival Trail


Dan WintersNathan Followill's ribs are apparently healing up quite nicely.  Kings of Leon confirm they're returning to the road next week, and have also released a trailer for their upcoming headlining appearance at the Budweiser Made in America festival.The video, which lasts just over a minute, shows the band onstage, backstage and on their tour bus while "Coming Back Again," from last year's album release Mechanical Bull, plays under."Coming Back Again" is a good choice, both for the video, and to describe the band's current status.  Kings of Leon was forced to postpone several concert dates after Nathan Followill broke some ribs in a tour bus accident August 10 after their show in Boston.  They're resuming their tour next Thursday, August 28, at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.  The following Sunday, they'll headline the Made in America fest in Philadelphia. KoL will remain on the road until at least October.  Here are their remaining dates:8/28 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center8/29 -- Pittsburgh, PA, First Niagara Pavilion9/3 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach9/5 -- Tampa, FL, Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre9/6 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre9/9 -- Atlanta, GA, Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood9/10 -- Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre9/12 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion9/13 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheatre9/16 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion9/17 -- Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre9/24 -- Denver, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre9/26 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheatre9/27 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena9/30 -- Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre10/1 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion10/3 -- 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 2014 ABC News Radio

Watch Trailer for Foo Fighter "Sonic Highways" TV Series


Image Courtesy Steve GullickHBO has posted a new trailer for the Foo Fighters' upcoming mini series, Sonic Highways.  The show will chronicle the making of the band's forthcoming album of the same name, for which the Foos traveled across America, from recording studio to recording studio, using local musicians to craft new songs often in a very short time."I really believe that the environment in which you write or record an album influences the musical result," says Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl in the three-and-a-half minute clip, which shows the band recording at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, among other places."It all started with the idea of recording at different studios all over the country," Grohl adds.  "Working with different musicians, producers and studio owners, you can tie all of these people and places together with these sonic highways." The promo video includes flashing clips of famous musical figures talking about various cities -- Willie Nelson mentions Austin, Texas; Slash mentions Los Angeles; Clive Davis, New York -- and also includes a scene of Grohl shaking hands with President Obama in what appears to be the White House.The show premieres October 17 at 11 p.m. on HBO.  The album is due November 10.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 Pushes Back New Album Release Date


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionFans waiting for Everything Will Be Alright in the End, Weezer's first album since 2010, will have to wait a little longer.  The band has pushed back the scheduled release date, but just by one week, from September 30 to October 7.In a message posted to the band's Tumblr account, Weezer says the "recording sessions for EWBAITE are finished, and finished on time as planned.  However, we've unfortunately learned some additional news that's not so cool - We have to release EWBAITE one week later than planned, on Oct 7.  This is a bummer and we really hate to make our fans wait longer.  We worked very hard to finish the album on time for you, so we're really sorry about this and hope you understand."As a reward to fans who pre-ordered the album via PledgeMusic, the band will be issuing a new song from the album to those folks on September 30.The group also used the latest installment of its web video series Weezer Wednesdays to reveal the album's track list.  Here it is:"Ain't Got Nobody""Back to the Shack""Eulogy for a Rock Band""Lonely Girl""I've Had It Up to Here""The British Are Coming""Da Vinci""Go Away""Cleopatra""Foolish Father""The Futurescope Trilogy": a. "The Wasteland" b. "Anonymous" c. "Return to Ithaca" 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

Judas Priest's Rob Halford Talks Temptations and Sobriety


Image Courtesy Epic RecordsRob Halford sat down with the folks at Classic Rock Revisited this week to discuss the difficulties and rewards of being sober.The Judas Priest singer and self-proclaimed "Metal God" has been clean and sober since January of 1986.  "I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired," says Halford of his decision to quit using substances. "I will always remember the first show I did clean and sober… It was in New Mexico, in Albuquerque.  I literally felt elevated, as everything was coming with such clarity.  I was able to really…enjoy the performance of Judas Priest without having all of the other things in front of it.  Since that day, it has been a miracle."Halford adds, "Everybody has to face things in their lives at some point.  It [doesn't have to] be booze and drugs.  You can eat too much, or you can not exercise, or whatever…It is not easy staying clean and sober in rock and roll.  There are temptations galore from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, especially when you’re on the road.  [But] I think we're some of the strongest people, my friends and my sober brothers in metal."Priest's latest album, Redeemer of Souls, debuted at an impressive #6 last month on the Billboard 200 album 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

Gaslight Anthem Debuts at #4 on Album Chart, Godsmack Hangs On at #8


Image Courtesy Island RecordsAlthough most of the top spots on this week’s Billboard 200 album chart are occupied by soundtracks and pop stars, there is hope for rock and roll yet! It’s a good week for The Gaslight Anthem as their new album Get Hurt enters the chart at number four, having sold about 33 thousand copies. This is the second consecutive top 10 debut for the New Jersey band; their last studio album, 2012’s Handwritten, bowed at number three. Elsewhere in the top 10, Godsmack’s latest, 1000hp, falls from number three to number eight in its second week on the 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

Soundgarden, Slipknot and Slash to Headline Next Year's Soundwave Festival


Image Courtesy Universal/Republic RecordsOkay, fans, pack your bags and get ready to head Down Under. Slipknot, Slash, Soundgarden and Faith No More will headline Australia’s Soundwave Festival next year, according to Billboard. The annual rock fest will be bigger than ever in 2015, spending two days each in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Soundgarden and Faith No More will headline day one in all cities, with Slipknot and Slash headlining day two. Other acts confirmed for next year include Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, Fall Out Boy, Ministry and Incubus.  The shows will take place in late February and early March.Tickets for Soundwave 2015 go on sale to the general public on August 25 with a pre-sale for members kicking off three days earlier. For more information and a complete lineup, check out the official Soundwave site.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

Tom Morello, Rise Against's Tim McIlrath Featured on Protest Song Compilation


Image Courtesy A-F RecordsRage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and Rise Against's Tim McIlrath are two of the artists featured on an upcoming collection of protest songs called This Concerns Everyone.The album will benefit the Right to Heal Campaign -- a joint venture between the Iraq Veterans Against the War, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq and the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq -- and will be released November 18 by A-F Records, the indie label that veteran punk band Anti-Flag calls home.Morello, who has recorded several albums of politically charged music as The Nightwatchman, contributes an acoustic version of his song “House Gone Up in Flames” to the compilation.  He says, “I decided to rock [that song] because it’s one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written. Conjured in the midst of a 104-degree fever in an Italian hotel room, I wasn’t sure if I was going to live or die. But I knew if I survived, I was gonna have a helluva political Molotov of a song on my hands.” You can check out the new version of "House Gone Up in Flames" now at the A-F Records website.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

Concert Film Focusing on Roger Waters' The Wall Live Tour to Premiere at Toronto


Photo: Sean EvansA new concert film featuring performances from three stops on Roger Waters' The Wall Live Tour over the last few years will premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 6 at 9:15 p.m.  Roger Waters: The Wall captures the former Pink Floyd singer/bassist's dramatic multimedia spectacle, which featured a full performance of his old band's classic 1979 concept album, accompanied by video projections, giant puppets, pyrotechnics, various theatrical interludes and, of course, the construction of a wall across the stage.The movie, which was directed by Waters and the tour's co-creative director, Sean Evans, is described in the festival's synopsis as "a rib-rattling, sonically stupendous piece of filmmaking."  It will include footage of Waters visiting the French cemetery where his grandfather -- who was killed during World War I -- is buried, as well as his journey to Anzio, Italy, near the site where his father was killed during World War II when Roger was a baby.  Waters' struggle to come to terms with his dad's death partly inspired him to write The Wall.The first leg of The Wall Live Tour launched in September 2010, and the trek finally wound down in September 2013.  The tour featured a total of 219 performances and grossed more than $458 million.Following its premiere, Roger Waters: The Wall will be screened two more times at the fest: on September 7 at 2:45 p.m. and on September 14 at 8 p.m.  Visit TIFF.net for screening details.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

U2 Still Planning to Release Studio Album This Year, New Single May Arrive in Se


A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Michael YadaBack in March, a U2 rep told U.K. newspaper The Guardian that the Irish rockers were planning to release their long-awaited new album sometime this year, contrary to a then-recent report from Billboard suggesting that the record wouldn't arrive until 2015.  Now, more evidence has emerged that the band's follow-up to 2009's No Line on the Horizon will indeed be released in 2014, and could even hit stores before the end of October.A U2 spokesperson tells Rolling Stone, "We've always said an album is expected this year."  In addition, a rep for the band's label confirmed to the usually reliable fan site AtU2.com earlier this month that the record will be released in 2014.Meanwhile, The Irish Times reported in a recent article that "a music industry source" shared some more specific predictions about the time frame for the album's arrival, as well as about a tour in support of the record."[There will be a] single in September, album September-October, tour announced December, first date April next year," the source said.  "The album has been actually been finished for a few months, but a decision was taken not to release during the summer months because of holidays, etc."  The source also claimed that the group was plotting to put out the record "with little of the fanfare usually associated with a new U2 album."In other news, French newspaper Nice-Matin reported that U2 was in Nice, France, last week shooting a new video.The band has worked on tracks for the album with a variety of respected producers, including Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, David Guetta, RedOne, Ryan Tedder and Will.i.am. When the new album is released, it will be the longest they've worked on a single album.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 Balance Old and New When Compiling Set List for Live Shows


Image Courtesy Big HassleHaving a deep catalog can be a blessing and a curse for an artist, especially when trying to determine what to play live.  Kings of Leon, who are currently on a brief break from their tour while drummer Nathan Followill recovers from broken ribs sustained in a bus crash, says trying to figure out which songs from their six albums they should play hasn't been easy.Singer Caleb Followill and bassist Jared Followill tell ABC News Radio they strive to strike a balance between "songs we've played eleventy... billion times," and "songs that we wish we could go up there and play them, and the crowd would be behind 'em, because they're fun for us to play and they show a lot of our energy." Of course, the crowd wants to hear the hits, like "Sex on Fire" and "Use Somebody," and as Jared says, it's the audience's reaction to those hits that keeps those songs fresh for them.  "No matter how much you're not looking forward to playing [the song], when you see the reaction from the crowd...that always makes it a little more exciting," says Jared.Helping that process, says Caleb, is that he and his brothers change things up, which keeps both fans and the band interested. "You kind of just ad-lib little things here and there, and you get different looks so that makes it feel different and feel cooler," he tells ABC News Radio. "You never know exactly what to do, you just kind of change from tour to tour and see what works and what doesn't." Kings of Leon's tour is scheduled to resume August 28 in Holmdel, New Jersey and will continue until at least October.  Here are their remaining dates:8/28 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center8/29 -- Pittsburgh, PA, First Niagara Pavilion9/3 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach9/5 -- Tampa, FL, Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre9/6 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre9/9 -- Atlanta, GA, Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood9/10 -- Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre9/12 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion9/13 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheatre9/16 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion9/17 -- Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre9/24 -- Denver, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre9/26 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheatre9/27 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena9/30 -- Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre10/1 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion10/3 -- 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 2014 ABC News Radio