Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance Discusses the Effort Involved with "Waking t


Image Courtesy Clay Patrick McBrideWhen Avenged Sevenfold made its second album, 2003's Waking the Fallen, guitarist Zacky Vengeance remembers the band working really hard in order to play and sing better.  It also took a lot of effort to assemble the bonus material for the deluxe reissue, titled Waking the Fallen: Resurrected and due August 26."We were tracking down footage, and it's a difficult task because we've been on tour nonstop," Vengeance tells Billboard.com, adding that the process included rummaging through his parents' attic and phoning family members.  The band wanted the reissue to come out last year in conjunction with the album's 10th anniversary, "but the quality was more important" than meeting that deadline, Vengeance says.In addition to the original album's 12 songs, Waking the Fallen: Resurrected also includes demos and concert recordings, plus the previously unreleased title track and an alternate take on "Second Heartbeat."  The package is rounded out with a DVD containing a documentary and much more.As for new Avenged Sevenfold music, Vengeance says "ideas are going to be brewing" once the band gets off the road."I know [guitarist Synyster Gates has] been writing a ton purely for fun, trying different styles, recording backstage, keeping himself busy," reports Vengeance.  "I've been thinking of all sorts of ideas, listening to tons of different music to get inspiration -- as have all of us.  And being on tour, I'm so inspired."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

Godsmack Frontman Sully Erna Shares His Thoughts on Three "1000hp" Songs


Image Courtesy Paul Brown/Universal Music GroupGodsmack's sixth studio album, 1000hp, isn't due until August 5, but frontman Sully Erna is giving fans a early guide to some of his favorite tracks from the forthcoming collection.One song "kind of wrote itself";  another already ranks among his all-time favorites; and he tells Revolver a few tunes are "just a little bit different" from the band's prior output.Erna says inspiration for the album's title track came during a break for dinner when, half-joking, Erna announced to everyone in the studio that he'd write a tune before a mutual friend returned from making a food run."And I'm telling you, this song was done, front to back, in maybe an hour and a half," Erna recalls."Something Different," says Erna, is "my favorite song I've ever written in my life so far, maybe with the exception of the one I wrote for my daughter on [my 2010 solo album] Avalon."  He adds that it's the last song Godsmack did for the new album."Nothing Comes Easy" is among the tracks Erna believes "feel like they have some art to them" and might not seem like Godsmack material on first listen, "but it is Godsmack.""There's a cool, kinda artsy feel, but it's done in a way where there's still a lot of power and strength," he says.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

Jack White Makes Surprise Appearance at Beck's Rhode Island Concert


Image Courtesy Third Man RecordsJack White pulled double duty this past Saturday when he followed up a headlining gig at Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival with an appearance at Beck's concert in nearby Providence.Billboard magazine reports Beck introduced White as the "best bartender in the world." The former White Stripes frontman played acoustic guitar and sang background vocals on the Beck songs "Pay No Mind" and "Loser" during the show's encore.They were then joined on stage by opening act Sean Lennon, who took part in a medley of Beck’s "Where It's At" and "One Foot in the Grave."At one point, White ripped into a guitar solo and even participated in a choreographed dance sequence.This is not the first time the two have joined forces. Beck teamed up with White for a song called, "I Just Started Hating Some People Today" back in 2012.White will be featured on Beck's upcoming album, Song Reader.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

Billy Corgan Loves Tommy Lee -- and the Feeling Is Mutual


Image Courtesy Paul Elledge/Mitch Snyder OrganizationIf you're a fan of either Smashing Pumpkins or Motley Crue, you would've had to have been hiding under a rock to miss the recent news that Tommy Lee has been the guest drummer on Smashing Pumpkins' new album. Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan has posted numerous reports on the recording sessions, and to say his descriptions of Tommy Lee are enthusiastic would be a huge understatement.  Likewise, Lee's a fan of Corgan's.Tommy Lee tells ABC News Radio, "I've met Billy on several occasions, but...kind of out of the blue I got an email from his manager, who was like, 'Hey, Billy would like to talk to you about playing on the new Smashing Pumpkins record,' and I was like, 'That would be amazing, I would love that!'"Lee says that after some emails, Corgan hopped on a plane from Chicago and brought the demos to him. "Wow was I impressed!," says Lee. "He played me nine songs [and I said], 'You have a hit record on your hands, dude, and yes, I want to be a part of this!'"Tommy tells ABC News Radio that he and Billy were on the same wavelength from the beginning. "I remember him jumping up and down in the studio after one of the drum takes [yelling], 'This is exactly what I want! Oh my God! Finally!'"  The drummer says that although he's been jamming with other people for almost 40 years, Corgan's enthusiasm blew him away. "I was like, 'Wow!'," says Tommy. "It was just really cool to be appreciated that much. I just haven't felt something like that. It was really, really cool."As much as Corgan sings Lee's praises, Lee returns the favor, telling ABC News Radio, "That guy is so smart and so talented, I've got nothing but massive respect for him and adoration, and when he goes and writes those wonderful things about me, it's like I get goosebumps.  I sometimes don't receive that sort of love or praise from my own band, you know? It was really wonderful."The new Smashing Pumpkins album is to be called Monument to an Elegy.  A single will be released later this year.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

Jack White Will Throw Ceremonial First Pitch Before Next Tuesday's Tigers Game i


Image Courtesy Third Man RecordsJack White has taken a lot of heat recently for his sour expression in a widely circulated photo of him attending last Tuesday's Cubs-Padres game at Chicago's Wrigley Field.He'll be in a different ballpark next Tuesday night, and not just as a spectator.  Via Twitter, White's Third Man Records announced Friday afternoon that the musician has been tapped to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the July 29 Tigers-White Sox game at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit.The tweet also said that Third Man Records will be present at Comerica from 4 to 7 p.m. that day.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 Kirk Hammett Contributes Guitar Solo to a Song on Forthcoming Exodus


Image Courtesy Kirk HammettEven though Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was once a member of Exodus, he's never appeared on a proper recording by the San Francisco Bay Area metal band -- until now.Hammett tells Rolling Stone that he's contributed a guitar solo to a song called "Salt in the Wound," which will be included on a forthcoming Exodus album."It felt really casual, really cool -- just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day," Hammett said during an appearance at Comic-Con International in San Diego.  "Other than the Exodus demo that's been heard by a lot of people, it's the only time I ever recorded with Exodus.  It was a huge thing for me."Hammett is making the most of his visit to Comic-Con.  This weekend, he'll sign zombie figures of himself from his Kirk Von Hammett line of toys, and Friday night, he and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo are scheduled to jam with Exodus.  Hammett expects Ozzy Osbourne's "Diary of a Madman" to be among the 10 to 12 cover songs they'll perform.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

Rob Zombie's Halloween-Themed Great American Nightmare Is Headed to the Chicago


Image Courtesy Rob FennRob Zombie is bringing his brand of scary to the Chicago area this fall.  The musician and filmmaker's Halloween-themed Great American Nightmare will take place on select nights from September 26 through November 1 at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois, with Zombie scheduled to perform on opening night."I am thrilled to be able to expand the Great American Nightmare to two new cities this year,” said Zombie in a statement, referring to a slightly different version of the event that's taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona.  "My only goal is to make it twice as sick as last year."The Illinois edition will include three attractions based on Zombie's horror movies.  Those attractions -- dubbed The Lords of Salem in Total Black Out, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt of 1,000 Corpses -- are enhanced versions of the ones that were part of the 2013 Great American Nightmare that took place in Pomona, California.Tickets for the Illinois run go on sale July 30 through GreatAmericanNightmare.com and start at $45 for opening night and $25 for all other nights.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

Dave Grohl Gets Screen Time in New Video for Zac Brown Band's "All Alright"


Image Courtesy Southern ReelServing as producer and drummer, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl played a key role on the aptly named EP by country music's Zac Brown Band called The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1.  So it makes perfect sense for Grohl to get a little screen time in the new music video for "All Alright," the opening song on the 2013 collection.Grohl appears three times in the clip.  Around the one-minute mark, he's seen standing to Brown's left, arms folded across his untucked shirt. Later on, Grohl is twice shown behind a recording console, wearing glasses and nodding his head in time with the music.The video's footage comes from the EP's companion behind-the-scene documentary that was released in May, now pieced together to create a music video.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 RadioZac Brown Band - All Alright - Music - More Music Videos 

Drummer Chris Slade Reflects on His AC/DC Audition and Departure from the Band


Michael Tullberg/Getty ImagesEven with a resume that includes membership in The Firm -- Jimmy Page's post-Led Zeppelin band -- as well as backing Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, drummer Chris Slade still had to try out circa the late 1980s for AC/DC.The 67-year-old Slade tells Music Radar he auditioned for the hard-rock band along "with 100 top players" and thought he'd done "terribly.""I called my wife and told her I'd be home in half an hour [because during the audition] I said the wrong things, I played the wrong things," Slade recalls.  He must have done something right: By the time he got home, his wife said the band had called to tell Slade he had the job.Slade only played on one AC/DC studio album: 1990's The Razors Edge, which included the songs "Thunderstruck" and "Moneytalks."  The impetus for his departure, according to Slade, came when guitarist Malcolm Young said the band wanted to give classic-era drummer Phil Rudd another chance."I said, 'That's me out, then, I'm gone,'" remembers Slade, who resigned the next day, even though Young wanted him to stick around "for months and months" in case Rudd didn't work out.Almost 20 years later, Slade doesn't express any bitterness about the way things went down."We still get on, and it was an honor and a privilege to play with those guys," says Slade.  His latest project is called the Chris Slade Timeline, which recently completed recording an EP.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

Scott Stapp Says He Still Has Emotional Connection to Creed Songs


image Courtesy Wind-up RecordsUnlike many artists who tour during the summer, Scott Stapp tends to take it easy and spend most of the warmer months with his kids. This year is no exception, although the singer and former Creed frontman has signed on to perform a select few festival shows, many of them Christian music-based. Though the set lists for his shows contain many solo selections -- including a bunch from his latest album, Slow Suicide -- Scott Stapp tells ABC News Radio that "it's hard to pick" favorites from his catalog. In fact, when asked directly to name a couple that really resonate with him emotionally, Stapp answers, "a lot of them...I can identify still with all of them on some level, even at my current age and place I am in this world."That holds true for Creed hits as well. Though his split from the band wasn't the friendliest of breakups, Stapp feels emotionally close to the music he and his former band mates created together. He tells ABC News Radio, "I think the ones that were our biggest hits, the ones that I'm playing on solo tour, I still really connect with and feel them every time I sing them." Between enjoying summer with his kids and playing a couple of one-offs, Stapp is putting time in working on his next album, tentatively called Dying to 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

Metallica Posts More Concert Footage from European Tour


Image Courtesy Ross HalfinMetallica fans who couldn't make it to the band's summer shows in the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland can now enjoy some select highlights online.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band recently made available new videos from all three shows featuring concert performances as well as behind-the-scenes footage.The video from the July 8 gig in Prague, Czech Republic, is about 24 minutes long and opens with guitarist Kirk Hammett expressing mock anger backstage over fans not requesting certain songs, among them "St. Anger."The shortest video is from the July 9 concert in Vienna, Austria.  It's about 15 minutes in length and includes a performance of "Master of Puppets."The 26-minute clip from the July 11 show in Warsaw, Poland, shows band members backstage signing autographs and receiving gifts from fans, along with a concert take on "For Whom the Bell Tolls."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

Courtney Love Sheds Light on Forthcoming Kurt Cobain Biopic


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionCourtney Love would rather not be the one to decide who gets to portray her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, in a forthcoming biopic she says will begin filming "within the next year or so.""Let's leave that to the agents," she recently told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.  "I have great agents now.  But I will have a say in it."Love says others who were close to Cobain also will have a say in how the biopic turns out.  There's his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as well as former band mates Kurt Novoselic and Dave Grohl, "if [the film] touches on Nirvana -- and it will," Love adds.According to Love, she's received performance reels from Creative Artists Agency that feature lots of "blond, gorgeous" men in their mid-20s."I won't name names because I don't want to jinx it for anyone," she adds.  "Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces."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

Avenged Sevenfold Pauses During Colorado Performance for Onstage Marriage Propos


Image Courtesy Clay Patrick McBrideLove was certainly in the thin Colorado air earlier this month when Avenged Sevenfold performed at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison.The band briefly paused during its Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival set on July 14 so Beau Barkley -- who has done marketing work for Rockstar, according to his LinkedIn profile -- could propose to girlfriend and big-time Avenged Sevenfold fan Micah Manzanarez.It all started when frontman M. Shadows said to the crowd, "We're not used to this high altitude.  You mind if we take a break?"  Hinting at doing something "very cool, really quick," he escorted Manzanarez, whom he called a "volunteer," to the center of the stage and covered her eyes.  Barkley then raced out holding a ring in his right hand, got down on his right knee and popped the question.The happy couple embraced as M. Shadows urged the audience to give them a round of applause.Several days later, Barkley wrote on his Facebook page, "This took a lot of help from a bunch of people to make this happen.  I have toured with most of these people for years and don't just consider them friends.  They are my family."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Slipknot's Latest Creepy Album Teaser Posted Online


Image Courtesy Bobby TongsThe first and second teasers for Slipknot's new album contained creepy images, and so does the third teaser, which the band posted this week on YouTube.The fast-moving, slightly NSFW, 15-second clip is very dark, and there doesn't appear to be a severed ear this time around.  Other body parts are prominently featured, however, most notably a woman's bare breasts.Stay tuned for more teasers and, we hope, some new info about the forthcoming Slipknot 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

Robert Trujillo Reforms His Pre-Metallica Band Mass Mental? for Two Summer Shows


Image Courtesy Chris M. JuniorWhen Jason Newsted was still Metallica's bassist, he tried to get his Echobrain side project off the ground, but it was reportedly frowned upon by frontman James Hetfield.There appears to be more freedom these days within the Metallica camp to pursue outside interests, as current bassist Robert Trujillo will be reviving his band Mass Mental? later this summer for two concerts.Tickets for the first Mass Mental? show, taking place August 26 at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California, are on sale now through TicketWeb.com.The other concert is set for September 6 in Markneukirchen, Germany, as part of Warwick Open Day 2014.Mass Mental? began as a Trujillo side project in the late 1990s, when he was still a member of Suicidal Tendencies.  He became Metallica's bassist after Newsted departed in 2001.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

Shaun Morgan Says Seether's "Words as Weapons" Came a Year Early; Inspired Him D


Image Courtesy Marina Chavez/Concord Record Group"Words as Weapons," the first single from Seether's new release, Isolate and Medicate, is lodged at the top of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.  Not bad for a song that Seether frontman Shaun Morgan says was initially written as a one-off for the band's greatest hits compilation.Morgan tells ABC News Radio that he wrote "Words as Weapons" last year -- "actually, right before we got told we were no longer with our label," he says.  Then, "a friend of mine had mentioned to me, 'Don't you think that song's too good to go on that throwaway compilation?,' and I was like, 'You've got a point.' So I called all the guys and said, 'We've got to keep that song, we'll have to do something else [for the compilation].'"Of course, after the greatest-hits collection, Seether's label sold them to another label, which plunged Morgan into a depression. Luckily, having "Words as Weapons" set aside helped pull him out. "I don't think I didn't write at all during that time," Morgan says. "But I think it was certainly good to know I had that [song] as a foundation, some positive energy driving me to keep writing."Morgan says that the band knew "Words as Weapons" was a great song, and that belief helped them "pretty much set the bar for the rest of the album. It was like, 'Whatever is written has to be better than that song.'" Isolate and Medicate is available at the usual digital and brick-and-mortar outlets now.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jack White Adds Publishing Division to Third Man Records


Image Courtesy Third Man RecordsAs a musician, producer and record-label boss, Jack White already has a full plate of professional responsibilities.  Now comes word that his Third Man Records is launching a publishing division.The first commercial title from White's Third Man Books imprint will be Language Lessons: Volume 1. The 321-page hardbound book will include contemporary poetry and nonfiction from a variety of writers, among them Richard Hell, former bassist for the punk band Television. Each copy of Language Lessons also comes with two vinyl albums of jazz, blues, pop, poetry and psychedelic-punk, as well as five pieces of art.Look for Language Lessons August 5.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

Casting Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love Is "Outside the Box" Says Sons of Anarchy


Courtesy Delaney Bishop/Universal Music Group DistributionEvery season, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter says he likes to "do stuff that's fun" in terms of casting.  Choosing to hire Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love for roles in the seventh season of the FX series fits that description, and at the same time, it's "a little bit outside the box."During an Anarchy panel Monday at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills, Sutter said that casting Manson, a friend of his through mutual music pals, "was him basically just wearing me down," Access Hollywood reports."We found a great role for him [as incarcerated white supremacist Ron Tully], and he's great," Sutter added.As for filling the role of a school teacher, Sutter said he thought, "Who better than Courtney Love?"  He admitted not knowing Love "that well" prior to casting, but she had expressed a desire to be on his show.Sons of Anarchy is scheduled to premiere September 9 on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT.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

Slash, Billy Corgan Among Honorees at Inaugural "Alternative Press" Music Awards


Image Courtesy Martha's MusicAerosmith's Joe Perry made a surprise appearance at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards on Monday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, where he presented his friend and current tour mate, Slash, with the Guitar Legend Award.Introducing the former Guns N' Roses star, Perry noted, "He came up in a generation after mine, but he always had great respect for the musicians who came on before him.  To his own generation he became a superstar, and deservedly so.  Now, to all generations, he's become a model of great guitar playing and an icon of his own right."For his part, Slash thanked Alternative Press magazine, adding, "It's quite an honor to be included on your list of awards tonight, especially for something like guitar legend, which is very humbling…I loved playing guitar since I was 14 years old and it's nice to get recognized for it, and it officially means I've been doing it a long f**king time."Among the evening's many other honorees were Joan Jett and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who were presented respectively with the Icon Award and the Vanguard Award.  Jett also was one of the rockers who performed at the ceremony, playing her classic "Bad Reputation” with The Vacancies' Billy Crooked, her new tune "Soulmates to Strangers" with Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, and a cover of The Rolling Stones' "Star Star" with some help from Slash.The event also included performances by The Misfits, Fall Out Boy, rapper Ice-T's thrash metal group Body Count, and Korn's Jonathan Davis, who teamed up with the band Asking Alexandria for a rendition of Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf."You can check out complete coverage of the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards at AltPress.com/APTV.Here's the complete list of winners:Best Vocalist -- Brendon Urie, Panic! at the DiscoBest Live Band -- Pierce the VeilBreakthrough Band -- Crown the EmpireBest Bassist -- Jaime Preciado, Pierce the VeilBest International Band -- Bring Me the HorizonArtist Philanthropic Award -- All Time LowBest Guitarist -- Phil Manansala, Of Mice & MenVanguard Award -- Billy CorganBest Drummer -- Mike Fuentes, Pierce the VeilIcon Award -- Joan JettMost Dedicated Fans -- Black Veil BridesGuitar Legend Award -- SlashSong of the Year -- All Time Low with Vic Fuentes of Pierce the VeilAlbum of the Year -- Bring Me the Horizon, SempiternalArtist of the Year -- Fall Out BoyFollow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong & System of a Down's Serj Tankian to Guest on


Image Courtesy Anton CorbijinChris Martin of Coldplay, System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong are among the artists slated to appear on the sophomore set by Swedish DJ Avicii.Rolling Stone reports that Avicii is hunkered down in Hollywood, working on the follow-up to last year's smash album True.  Avicii has written close to 70 tunes for the as-yet-untitled disc, which he promises will be “a lot more song-oriented” than his debut, which may be part of the reason why he's reaching out to rockers.The pop and dance music star also says he's learning from the veteran rockers too. Of working with Martin, Avicii says, “Chris has been like a brother… He needs every part to be perfect. I’m not like that -- which is why I’ve got 70 songs.”  As for Armstrong, he appears on a track called "No Pleasing a Woman." The album is expected to be released before the year is through.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