Mastodon's New Video Brings Twerking to Metal


Image Courtesy Travis Shinn/Reprise RecordsThe new video from Mastodon, for the band's song "The Motherload," features a plethora of metal-approved imagery: cults, eerie landscapes, weird-looking people with tattoos. In between all that, though, is an image decidedly not metal -- twerking.Yes, the new Mastodon video features lots and lots of twerking, often in super slo-mo. The band does have a penchant for the ridiculous and the dramatic, as demonstrated by their increasingly weird album covers, and they seem determined to proved that twerking works just as well with guitar solos as it does to Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda.""The Motherload" is the latest release from the band's most recent album, Once More 'Round the Sun.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

Metallica's Lars Ulrich Says Oasis Changed His Life


Image Courtesy of Ross HalfinOn the surface, Metallica and Oasis don't appear to have a lot in common. But as Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich writes in an essay for U.K. newspaper The Guardian, Oasis has provided him with more than 20 years of musical inspiration."Oasis has been the soundtrack to my life for the last 20 years on this wonderful planet," writes Ulrich. "I have stories and pictures in my mind that go along with everything, from the first time I heard particular songs and read certain articles, to hearing about the band’s shenanigans and festivities."Ulrich first discovered the British band in 1994 while looking through a magazine called Select. He was struck especially by guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher's off-color commentary on the music industry."It reeked of attitude and not giving a f**k, which at the time -- at the height of the shoegazing-I-can’t-handle-being-a-rockstar attitudes that were becoming mainstream -- was very refreshing," Ulrich says.Oasis would go on to become a very polarizing band, but the fact that everyone in England had an opinion about them made Ulrich respect the Gallagher brothers' band even more."Everybody knew Oasis, and in some way were impacted by them. And if they didn’t love them, it was often the polarizing opposite," says Ulrich. "But most importantly, nobody didn’t care. Everyone had an opinion. Everybody had a thought. Nobody ignored them. No one."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 Premieres Video for Single "Back to the Shack"


Image Courtesy of Emily Shur"Back to the Shack," the first single from Weezer's upcoming album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, promises the band will be "rockin' out like it's '94," but its video, which premiered Monday on Noisey, goes back all the way back to '69.Complete with Neil Armstrong's famous "One small step..." line, the Apollo 11-inspired video finds Rivers Cuomo and company jamming out on the moon. The band enlisted visual artist Warren Fu, who has worked with Julian Casablancas, The Killers and Daft Punk, to direct their space-rock adventures.In the video, Cuomo rocks his signature lightning-bolt guitar strap -- an accessory that he mentions multiple times in the song. Between the strap and the repeated mentions of the year the band's breakthrough record, The Blue Album, came out, "Back to the Shack" is one of more self-referential songs that Weezer has released in a while. Cuomo even mentions that he "made up with [his] dad," which is a relationship he has referenced often in his songs, perhaps most famously in "Say It Ain't So."Everything Will Be Alright in the End will be released officially on October 7 via Republic Records. The album is being produced by Cars frontman Ric Ocasek.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Chris Cornell and Tom Morello Reunite at Benefit Concert


ABC NewsFormer Audioslave band mates Chris Cornell and Tom Morello reunited Friday at El Corazon in Seattle for a benefit concert in support of 15Now, an organization that successfully lobbied to raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $15, as reported by Blabbermouth.net.  The Soundgarden frontman and Rage Against the Machine guitarist had not performed together since their supergroup broke up in 2007.In a nearly hour-long set, Cornell and Morello played songs from Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Morello's acoustic side-project, The Nightwatchman. The set also included covers of John Lennon's "Imagine" and Bruce Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad."Audioslave disintegrated after Cornell infamously left the band without informing any of the other members, which included bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk, but Morello has said that he has not harbored any ill-will against the singer.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

Black Sabbath to Release Final Album, Play Final Shows Next Year


Courtesy of Black SabbathIron Man will live again, one last time.In an interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne revealed that Black Sabbath will record their twentieth and final album. Rick Rubin, who worked with the band to record their successful 2013 comeback effort, 13, will once again serve as producer. Ozzy also announced that he, along with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, will embark on one last tour as Black Sabbath next year."The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great," he said. "We all made friends, we didn't f**k around, we all knew that we had a job to do, and we did it. It was a lot of fun. So we're going to do one more album, and a final tour."The trio does not have any new material written yet, but Ozzy hopes to begin recording in early 2015. The timing of the recording will in part depend on Iommi's health, as the guitarist has been battling lymphoma since 2012."Obviously a lot of it is coming down to Tony's health, he's obviously got his cancer treatment," Ozzy said. "But we'll get onto it next year. I don't know if we'll be writing in England or LA, but I'll fly to the f**king moon for it if I have to!”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

Sammy Hagar Announces Belated Birthday Bash in Las Vegas, Event to Feature Chick


Image Courtesy of Jay Blakesberg/UMeSammy Hagar unfortunately was forced to cancel the 2014 edition of his annual Birthday Bash at his Cabo Wabo Cantina after a hurricane recently swept through Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but the Red Rocker has scheduled a new Las Vegas event in place of the South of the Border extravaganza.  Hagar will host a Belated Birthday Bash at the new Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on October 18.The show will include a headlining performance by Hagar and his recently created supergroup The Circle -- which features Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and longtime Wabos guitarist Vic Johnson.  That band, of course, is the same one that accompanied Sammy on his recent "A Journey Through the History of Rock" tour.  If that's not exciting enough, Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will be on hand to join Hagar and Anthony for a Chickenfoot encore.Sammy's original 2014 Birthday Bash was to have taken place across four dates -- October 7, 9, 11 and 13.  Fans holding tickets to those shows will have the chance to exchange them for upgraded "Red Zone" passes to the Las Vegas event or can receive a refund.Hagar also plans to make available as a free download a copy of his new acoustic album to everyone who bought tickets to the Cabo concerts.  Fans will be able to access the record on its October 13 release date.Tickets for Hagar's Belated Birthday Bash are on sale now at DLVEC.com.Hurricane Odile devastated areas of Mexico's Baja California peninsula during mid-September and tore up parts of Sammy's home in Cabo San Lucas, although his Cabo Wabo Cantina only suffered minor water damage.  Hagar says he hopes to lend some help to the local people affected by the storm "once the town is a little more stable."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

Sixx:A.M. Set for First-Ever In-Store Album Signing


Image Courtesy Eleven Seven MusicWith Motley Crue in the midst of its farewell tour, it seems like bass player Nikki Sixx is ready to go full steam ahead with his band Sixx:A.M.  The band's new album, Modern Vintage, is due October 7 and the band has scheduled its first and only in-store signing of the year to promote it.Sixx:A.M. will be signing copies of the new album at the Best Buy story in Burbank, California on October 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. PT, according to a post on the band's Facebook page.The band is also planning its first live performance since 2009 in Burbank on the night of the album's release. On Friday, Nikki announced on Facebook that the band was just beginning rehearsals for the gig. "With so many scheduling conflicts its hard to find time for us to play live. We have an event coming up on the same day that our album #‎ModernVintage comes out and we're gonna live play at….So its finally time…," he wrote, promising to tweet photos from the rehearsal and asking fans what songs they'd like to hear the band play live.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

Hear Trent Reznor's "Gone Girl" Soundtrack Music


Image Courtesy The Fun StarThese days, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is almost as well known for his work scoring film soundtracks as he is for rocking out with NIN.Fans can sample music from his latest soundtrack  -- for the upcoming movie Gone Girl -- via a SoundCloud page streaming four of the score's tracks.The music, co-written with Reznor's frequent collaborator Atticus Ross -- ranges from industrial soundscapes to moody electronic tunes to soft piano music.  Earlier this month, Reznor told The Wall Street Journal that Gone Girl director David Fincher asked for a soundtrack that sounded like "spa music that has curdles and unravels."Reznor and Ross won an Oscar for their score of another Fincher film, The Social Network. Gone Girl, based on Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel, stars Ben Affleck.  It hits theaters October 3.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

Metallica, Linkin Park, Deftones to Headline First-Ever US Edition of Rock in Ri


Image Courtesy of Ross HalfinThe long-running music Rock in Rio festival will make its U.S. debut in May in Las Vegas, and the headliners have now been announced.  They include Metallica, Linkin Park and Deftones, as part of an eclectic bill that will also feature  No Doubt.The festival will take place May 8, 9, 15 and 16 in Vegas, in a purpose-built concert venue called City of Rock.  The venue will take up 37 acres and will accommodate 85,000 people per day; a VIP area will welcome an additional 4,000 people.  City of Rock will feature six stages, three themed "Rock Streets" that highlight the culture and music of the U.S., U.K. and Brazil, and a 64-foot-high zip line.Now in its 30th year, Rock in Rio has been attended by over 7.4 million fans, and has featured over 1200 different artists.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 Streams New Tune, "Lonely Girl"


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionWeezer has released another new tune from their forthcoming album Everything Will Be Alright in the End.The new song, "Lonely Girl," a power-pop-style rocker, was posted as an audio-only clip to the band's YouTube channel on Friday.  "I'm lonely/So homely/Can't you relate?"  goes the song's chorus."Lonely Girl" follows “Back to the Shack,” “Cleopatra” and “The British Are Coming” as tracks Weezer already has offered to fans waiting for Everything Will Be Alright in the End.The album, Weezer's first since 2010, is due October 7. As previously reported, the band will head out on a tour of small clubs to promote the album beginning October 2 in San Jose, California.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Robert Plant Set to Rock "The Tonight Show" This Evening


Image Courtesy of Ed MilesRobert Plant will be the musical guest this evening on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  The mighty Led Zeppelin singer will be accompanied by his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, with whom he recorded his just-released solo album, Lullaby and…the Ceaseless Roar.The Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters launched a brief U.S. tour on Thursday in Port Chester, New York.  Next up for the rock legend is a September 27-28 engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York, in conjunction with a concert series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Robert's new label, Nonesuch Records.  The trek also will stop in Toronto, Chicago and Denver before wrapping up on October 7 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.Check out the full itinerary at RobertPlant.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

R.E.M. Chronicles History with MTV in "REMTV" DVD Box Set


REMHQ.comSeptember has been a good month for R.E.M. fans.  Two days in, the band released their two MTV Unplugged appearances on vinyl.  Now comes word today that the band’s entire history with MTV -- which pretty much amounts to R.E.M.’s entire history, period -- has been collected in a DVD box set, cleverly titled REMTV.The first two DVDs in the six-disc set include R.E.M.’s MTV Unplugged performances, from 1991 and 2001, while disc three is devoted to their 1998 VH1 Storytellers appearance, including some songs that were cut from the original broadcast.The real rarities and archival gems come with the remaining three discs -- 99 live performances in all, culled from R.E.M. performances and appearances around the world from 1995 through 2008.  They include 2001’s Live in Cologne, and 2008’s R.E.M. Live in Athens, Greece.  While both shows were recorded for broadcast, more than a dozen songs from those performances never aired, and are included for the first time in the box set.Tying a bow around the REMTV set is the new, feature-length documentary R.E.M. by MTV, which essentially assembles highlights from all of the box set's contents into a chronicle of R.E.M. and MTV’s history together, from beginning to end.REMTV is slated for release November 24.  Pre-order it now, though, and you'll score an instant video download of the R.E.M. Supersonic show from Milan, Italy.For more details and to order, head over to REMHQ.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

U2 Unveils Final Artwork for "Songs of Innocence"


Glen Luchford/Interscope RecordsIf you thought the artwork for U2's latest album, Songs of Innocence, looked a little blah when it popped up in your iTunes, turns out that was just a placeholder.  The band today revealed the actual album cover, which will be featured when the physical CD and vinyl copies shipping on October 13.The completed artwork is a stark yet warm black-and-white image of U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr., shirtless and kneeling as he embraces the waist of his also-shirtless 18-year-old son, Aaron.A post on U2's official website explains that the theme calls back to the band's 1980 debut album, Boy, and 1983's War.  Both of those albums' covers featured the younger brother of one of Bono's childhood friends, shirtless and striking the same pose, but with a clear loss of innocence displayed in the latter photo.Says Bono, "If you know [Songs of Innocence], you'll see the themes in the visual language, how 'holding on to your own innocence is a lot harder than holding on to someone else's.'"You can pre-order your physical copy of Songs of Innocence now, in various formats, at all the usual outlets and at U2.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

New Thom Yorke Solo Album, "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes," Available Today


TomorrowsModernBoxes.comIt's not a new Radiohead album, but it's pretty good news just the same: Thom Yorke has just released a new solo album titled Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.  The eight-track collection is available as a white-colored, 180-gram vinyl LP at TomorrowsModernBoxes.com, and, more interestingly, as a digital bundle via the peer-to-peer file sharing service BitTorrent.com.A message from Yorke and longtime collaborator Stanley Donwood explains why BitTorrent was chosen to distribute Tomorrow's Modern Boxes."It's an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around," the note reads.  "If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work…Enabling those people who make either music, video or any other kind of digital content to sell it themselves."The digital version of Tomorrow's Modern Boxes costs $6 and includes a video for the new song, "A Brain in a Bottle."  Or, you can elect to download the "A Brain in a Bottle" audio and video for free.  No such luck for the vinyl version: it's priced at $50, including postage and handling, though it also offers access to multiple digital formats of the album.In other news, Yorke confirmed in a Twitter message posted earlier this week that Radiohead has indeed started work on a new studio album, while also explaining why he's been posting various artistic images and cryptic photos on his Twitter account recently. "Stanley & me going thru 15 years of discarded words & pictures..!" Yorke wrote, "while overdubs happen in Radiohead studio. 2nd day only."Thom also had posted a photo of a white-vinyl disc on a turntable on his Tumblr page this past Sunday, so news of the vinyl edition of Tomorrow's Modern Boxes clears up that mystery.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 

Joe Perry to Promote New Memoir, "Rocks," with October Book-Signing Tour


Image Courtesy Simon and SchusterAerosmith just wrapped up its North American trek a couple of weeks back, but guitarist Joe Perry already is preparing to hit the road again.  The 64-year-old rocker has announced dates for a 14-stop U.S. book-signing tour to promote Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith that begins at a Barnes & Noble store in New York City on October 7, the day that his new memoir will be published.The cross-country promotional jaunt is plotted out through an October 20 appearance at Book Soup in Los Angeles.  Among the other stops Perry will make is an October 14 visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.In Rocks, Joe candidly charts his journey from a guitar-obsessed teenager to a member of one of the great all-time American rock bands, detailing all the highlights and low points along the way.  Perry documents Aerosmith's many triumphs, sharing stories behind their classic recordings and sold-out tours en route to induction into the Rock Hall and beyond.  He also doesn't shy away from recalling the band's infamous struggles with excess, as well as his often contentious relationship with Steven Tyler and the conflicts that prompted Perry to temporarily quit the group he loved.Rocks features a foreword penned by Joe's buddy Johnny Depp, and includes more than 100 photos, many of them never seen before.  In addition, the book boasts a section with information about the instruments and gear Perry has used throughout his music.Here are all the dates on Perry's Rocks book-signing tour:10/7 -- New York, NY, Barnes & Noble - Union Square10/8 -- Ridgewood, NJ, Bookends10/9 -- Brookline, MA, Brookline Booksmith - The Coolidge Corner Theatre10/10 -- Boston, MA, Guitar Center - Boylston Street10/11 -- Boston, MA, The Paper Store - Framingham10/13 -- Chicago, IL, The Standard Club of Chicago10/13 -- Arlington Heights, IL, Guitar Center - Arlington Heights10/14 -- Cleveland, OH, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame10/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, Barnes & Noble - The Grove10/16 -- San Francisco, CA, Guitar Center - San Francisco Proper10/17 -- San Francisco, CA, Book Passage - The San Francisco Ferry Building10/18 -- Phoenix, AZ, Changing Hands Bookstore10/19 -- Scottsdale, AZ, Guitar Center - Scottsdale10/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, Book SoupFollow @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: AC/DC's Malcolm Young Suffering from Dementia


Columbia RecordsLooks like we may finally have word on what exactly is amiss with Malcolm Young’s health.  Today’s Sydney Morning Herald reports the 59-year-old AC/DC co-founder and guitarist is suffering from dementia.It was only Wednesday that the Australian band announced Young would not return, after they said last April that he would be taking a break due to unspecified health reasons. The Sydney Morning Herald cites a source close to the family in reporting Young has been moved into a full-time nursing facility in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for treatment of symptoms that include significant short-term memory loss.AC/DC last Wednesday announced the December 2 release of Rock or Bust, the band’s first studio album since 2008’s Black Ice, and the first in their 41-year history not to feature Malcolm Young.  Instead, Stevie Young -- Malcolm and brother Angus Young’s nephew -- is standing in for his uncle.   A 2015 tour is also expected.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 

Members of Coheed and Cambria Say Touring Feels Different Now That They're Dads


Lindsey ByrnesCoheed and Cambria members Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever are both new dads -- Stever's son is eight months old and Sanchez's is four months. They and the rest of Coheed and Cambria are on a fall tour where they're playing their second album In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 in its entirety each night.Sanchez tells ABC News Radio that being out on tour is now a mixed bag. "Travis and I are both new parents. This is our first tour away from our children, so in that way it's a new experience, it's strange," he says. "But this [is] an anniversary tour of the band's second record, [so] it's like, 'Oh, I don't wanna depart, I wanna stay with my son,' but at the same time all of these interesting memories come rushing back as you perform these songs. [So with] all the enthusiasm you get from the crowd and how much they love and respect the record, it's a tug of war."Stever agrees and tells ABC News Radio, "Having this audience that is so passionate...feels great. But so would being with our kids."Fans attending the IKSSE3 shows will have access to a tour-only tan vinyl remastered version of the album, available at the merch booths.Here are the remaining Coheed and Cambria tour dates:9/27 -- Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY 9/28 -- House of Blues, Boston, MA 9/30 -- The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI10/1 -- Kool Haus, Toronto, ON10/2 -- House of Blues, Cleveland, OH 10/4 -- Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN10/5 -- House of Blues, Chicago, IL 10/6 -- Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY 10/7 -- Tabernacle, Atlanta, GAFollow @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 

Romanian Orchestra's Rendition of Coldplay's "Sky Full of Stars" Gets Chris Mart


Image Courtesy Parlophone RecordsA philharmonic in Romania has worked up a full orchestra version of Coldplay's "Sky Full of Stars," and Chris Martin heartily approves.On the band's Twitter feed, Martin called the symphonic version "a lovely thing."Sound Works Transylvania, a company that does music and sound for games and movies,  posted the video, along with the caption, "With pride we present this classical re-arrangement of Coldplay's 'A Sky Full of Stars' as our first company showcase and to kick off the recently forged collaboration with...The Sound Works Transylvania Orchestra."You can view the video on Coldplay's Twitter page, or check out the Sound Works Transylvania Orchestra at SoundWorksTransylvania.com.

British Foo Fighter Fans Want a Crowdfunded Concert, Too


Image Courtesy Steve GullickIn case you missed it, Foo Fighters played a show in Richmond, Virginia, on September 17, as the result of four friends from Dave Grohl's home state who sold nearly $70,000 worth of tickets, via crowdfunding, to a Foos show that hadn't yet been scheduled.  Now British fans are hoping to achieve the same goal.Via a Kickstarter campaign, British fans are hoping to "[raise] funds to produce a fan funded show within the U.K. as part of the 2015 tour after the release of Foo Fighters' album Sonic Highways."The campaign cites the success of Richmond fans and looks to raise $245,000 to fund a Foo Fighters show at a 3,000-capacity venue in Birmingham. The organizers say, "It would be an honour for TRUE fans to attend the first U.K. crowd funded gig, warming up the Foo Fighters ready for their big 2015 U.K. dates AT FACE VALUE...without [scalper's fee] in sight. It's been done before, so let's do it again!"The funding is going smashingly; at press time, organizers had already raised almost two-thirds of their goal.To check it out, visit Kickstarter.com and type "Foo Fighters" into the search box.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

Metallica to Offer 10th Anniversary Reissue of "Some Kind of Monster," Black Fri


Image Courtesy Ross HalfinTo commemorate the 10th anniversary of its behind-the-scenes documentary, Some Kind of Monster, Metallica has announced that it will release a two-Blu-ray set of the long out-of-print doc.Back in 2004, the band members signed off on the film's release, offering fans and non-fans alike an eye-popping look into the dysfunctional dynamics of their relationships, and how close they had come to breaking up. Footage included fights, onstage misbehavior and backstage therapy sessions. Many critics mocked the band for such a touchy-feely release but Some Kind of Monster set a new standard for behind-the-scenes band documentaries. Lars Ulrich told the U.K.'s Metal Hammer that he and his band mates "do crazy s**t like Some Kind of Monster [to] throw ourselves these challenges...to make sure that boredom never sets in."The Blu-ray set will hits stores on November 24.Additionally, Metallica has announced that on Black Friday Record Store Day, a special black vinyl "Lords of Summer" single will hit indie record stores. The vinyl slab will feature the first-pass studio version of the song, which was first played this past March, as well as a live version taken from Metallica's Rock in Rome Sonisphere Festival appearance in July.Black Friday Record Store Day is November 28.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