Members of Paramore, The Strokes and The Gaslight Anthem Pick Their Favorite Hol


Images Courtesy of ABC/Lou Rocco; Cult Records; Pamela Littky'Tis the season for festive music, and a few of today's biggest rockers have shared their favorite holiday songs with NME.Paramore's Hayley Williams picked pop star Mariah Carey’s "All I Want For Christmas Is You.""I grew up on it -- not iTunes, the CD, the real thing," Williams says of Carey's 1994 album, Merry Christmas. "It’s not Christmas until I put it on."The Strokes' Albert Hammond, Jr. volunteered a more kid-friendly selection in Alvin and the Chipmunks' "The Chipmunk Song.""Christmas with the Chipmunks was the first vinyl I had as a kid," Hammond says.The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon, meanwhile, takes a punkier approach to his Christmas music, picking The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York.""One Christmas Eve they played ['Fairytale of New York'] on VH1. I called my local record store to see if they [were] still open and they had the tape of If I Should Fall from Grace with God," Falllon remembers. "So I ran there and bought it. They’re a great band."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

Two Movies Focusing on Late AC/DC Singer Bon Scott in the Works


Michael Putland/Getty ImagesA pair of films about late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott are on the horizon, according to Billboard.  The first movie, Looking for Bon, is a documentary that will focus on the singer's life and music career during the years before he joined AC/DC.  The second is a biopic that will explore Scott's time with the famous Australian rock group.Shemori BoShae is serving as an executive producer on both movies.  Speaking with Billboard about Looking for Bon, she says, "The purpose of the documentary is to chronicle what was a very creative period for Bon from 1970 to 1974 and give the viewer an insight into a very creative period of Bon's life and to enlighten all on just how great a singer he was before he joined AC/DC."Looking for Bon, which is expected to be released 2015, is narrated by David O'Hara, an actor who's appeared in The Tudors and The Departed.  The documentary will delve into Scott's contributions to such groups as the prog-rock band Fraternity and the country-influenced Mount Lofty Rangers.Peter Head, a good friend of Scott's who played with him in the Mount Lofty Rangers, tells Billboard that the hard-rock icon enjoyed listening to jazz, liked black singers such as Ray Charles and was a big fan of The Band.  Head also says fans of the hard-partying rocker might be surprised to know that Bon was a prolific reader and was very interested in art.  Peter is co-producing the Looking for Bon soundtrack, which will include some of Scott's pre-AC/DC recordings.As for the aforementioned biopic, it is based on a script co-written by the late Vince Lovegrove, who sang alongside Scott in the late-'60s Aussie pop-rock band The Valentines, and Angela Anagnostopoulos.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

Bono Creates Signature (RED) Guitar with Gretsch


Image Courtesy of Paolo PellegrinBono has teamed up with guitar makers Gretsch to create the GRETSCH (RED) guitar. The signature guitar takes its name from the U2 frontman's charity (RED), which raises money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria."The GRETSCH (RED) guitar is a guitarist’s dream," says Bono in a statement. "And the reality is that every time someone buys one, it’s raising money to fight AIDS. That money can buy life-saving medicine for pregnant mothers living with HIV, and prevent their babies being born with the virus. They’re the same pills that will help deliver an AIDS Free Generation."The guitar, officially titled the GRETSCH (RED) G5623 Electromatic Center-Block Bono "Signature" Model, sports a double-cutaway design, a maple neck and a 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard. Additionally, its pick-guard is adorned with the official (RED) logo.Five percent of the wholesale price from each guitar sold will go to the Global Fund.Earlier this month, U2 performed in New York City's Times Square in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Bono was absent from the performance, however, as was recently injured in a cycling accident. The other three members of U2 performed together as U2 Minus 1. Coldplay's Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen filled in for the injured frontman.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

Ozzy Osbourne to Appear on After-Dark Edition of "The Talk"


Image Courtesy of MSO PRThe Prince of Darkness is set to appear after-dark.Ozzy Osbourne will be a guest on the after-dark edition of the CBS day-time talk show The Talk. The Black Sabbath frontman be interviewed and perform on the program's late night premiere on January 12.Among the hosts of The Talk is Ozzy's wife, Sharon Osbourne. Perhaps the couple will talk about the forthcoming return of The Osbournes to television. Or maybe they'll talk about when Sharon pulled out her tooth live on the show, which is basically her version of Ozzy's biting-the-head-off-a-bat incident.Ozzy's next live appearance will be at his festival, Ozzfiesta. Held May 27-31 in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Ozzfiesta will feature performances by Ozzy and Black Label Society, with more acts to be announced.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 Unveils Video of First Live Performance of "The Devil in I"


Image Courtesy of Roadrunner RecordsSlipknot's headlining set at Knotfest 2014 represented the start of new era for the band. Not only was the performance the Knot's first with their new drummer and bassist, widely accepted to be Jay Weinberg and Alessandro Venturella, it also marked the live debut of the tracks from the band's latest album, .5: The Gray Chapter, including the single, "The Devil in I."If you missed this important moment in Slipknot history, do not despair -- the band has unveiled a live video of their debut performance of "The Devil in I" at Knotfest 2014. You can watch the video now on YouTube..5: The Gray Chapter was Slipknot's first album since 2008, as well as the band's first album without bassist Paul Gray and drummer Joey Jordison. Gray died in 2010 of a drug overdose, and Jordison was asked to leave Slipknot in 2013. Despite the absence of two Slipknot pillars, .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Along with 2008's All Hope Is Lost, .5 gave Slipknot its second straight number one record.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

Supergroup Teenage Time Killer, Featuring Dave Grohl and Corey Taylor, Releasing


Image Courtesy of ABCTeenage Time Killer, a supergroup formed by Mike Dean and Reed Mullin of metal band Corrosion of Conformity, have signed with Rise Records to release their debut album, Kerrang! reports. The all-star band will feature contributions from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri.The instrumentation for Teenage Time Killer's debut album was recorded at Grohl's 606 Studio in California. The studio is the new home of the famed Sound City mixing board, which was the subject of Grohl's 2013 documentary, Sound City.In October, Teenage Time Killer released a short video of them recording their forthcoming debut. You can watch the video on YouTube.The Teenage Time Killer album will also feature contributions from members of Black Flag, Clutch, The Misfits, Dead Kennedys and more.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 Premiere Lyric Video for "Miracles"


Image Courtesy of Phil HarveyColdplay fans now have their own Christmas miracle. Just in time for the holidays, the band has unveiled the lyric video for "Miracles," the song they wrote especially for the Angelina Jolie-directed drama Unbroken. You can watch the video, featuring Chris Martin's uplifting lyrics scrolling over equally uplifting shots from the film, on YouTube.The Unbroken soundtrack, featuring "Miracles," is out now. The movie, starring Jack O'Connell as Olympian and World War II soldier Louis "Louie" Zamperini, will be released Christmas Day.To add to the Christmas cheer, Coldplay has also shared a video of their performance of "Christmas Lights" at the BBC Radio Theatre earlier this month. A video of that performance is also available on YouTube.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Hayley Williams Wants More "Heavy" Christmas Songs


Image Courtesy of Fueled by RamenParamore hasn't written any Christmas songs, but frontwoman Hayley Williams thinks more rock bands should get into the holiday spirit."There aren't enough heavy Christmas songs, they're all pop or country songs," Williams tells NME. "I want something that I can bulldoze around to."As for any specific band she'd like to see deck the halls with rock, Williams offered up hardcore band Turnstile."They have this heavy '90s influence," she says. "I feel like it would have had a lot of attitude."Paramore's holiday present to fans was the deluxe digital version of their 2013 self-titled album. Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe, released in November, features a bevy of bonus tracks, including a new version of "Hate to See Your Heart Break" with duet vocals from former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams.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

Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Lack the "Drive" to Be a Bigger Band


Image Courtesy of Island RecordsWhen The Killers released their debut album, Hot Fuss, in 2004, the Las Vegas quartet became one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Ten years and three albums later, however, frontman Brandon Flowers feels like his band has underachieved."There's definitely a drive that we're lacking," Flowers tells NME. "It takes a lot of work and that's fine, everybody's different, everybody's gonna have their own road that they go down. Other than Coldplay I'm not sure anybody's made the dent that U2 were able to make. They were so much a part of the landscape and the timing of when they were coming out."Flowers wants to be his era's defining band, but he thinks that the current musical landscape makes it difficult for any band to achieve that status."It's changed so much now, there's so much music out there and so much noise to compete with, it's strange times," he says. "So sometimes it's frustrating with four different people and four different personalities in this band, we don't have that whole history that U2 have of these four young kids that knew each other and grew up in the same town."Speaking of U2, Flowers does say that it bothers him that The Killers aren't as successful as Bono's band."It is frustrating," he says. "People actually talk about how they don't feel like they're adequate, and it's a big band. I don't feel like that -- I feel like I can do it."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 Says '90s Alternative Era Is "Irrelevant to Combat the Pop Menace"


Image Courtesy of Martha's MusicThe Smashing Pumpkins are widely considered to have been a seminal band in the '90s alternative scene, but frontman Billy Corgan believes that entire era of music is now "irrelevant.""The mythology [of the '90's] right now is irrelevant to combat the pop menace in America right now," Corgan tells The Guardian.As for what exactly he means by "pop menace," Corgan says he's "not naming names," but he does mention the popularity of EDM."EDM is kicking everybody’s f**king a**. Look at the numbers the DJs are making! They’re kicking rock bands’ a**," he says. "And we’re sitting here talking about an era from 20 years ago because it’s misty in people’s minds. Meanwhile there’s 60,000 people in a field watching a guy with lights behind him."The Pumpkins just released their latest album, Monuments to an Elegy, earlier this month. As Corgan sees it, the album isn't getting the reviews it deserves."I’m laughing because I thought for sure I would get really strong reviews for [Monuments to an Elegy], based on all the feedback I was getting," Corgans says. "But I’m getting the same reviews I got back in the day, these kind of middling, muddling reviews that just won’t f**king say: 'This is a f**king brilliant album from a brilliant artist.'""It’s not a three-star f**king record," he continues. "Nobody believes it’s a three-star record."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

Modern Rockers Answer the Question: Lennon or McCartney?


Image Courtesy of CBS Photography 1965It's a question that music fans have pondered for decades -- which Beatles singer/songwriter do you prefer, John Lennon or Paul McCartney?  Now, a fascinating video put together by Scared Goose Productions has been posted online that gathers audio and video footage of 550 musicians, actors and other celebrities responding to the question.The responses reportedly were gathered over the course of the last 10 years. Among the well-known modern rock artists that ventured an opinion were members of Arctic Monkeys, Imagine Dragons, Nickelback, Metallica, Cage the Elephant, Paramore, Death Cab for Cutie, My Chemical Romance, Mumford & Sons, Rise Against, The Killers, AWOLNATION, Fall Out Boy, The Lumineers, Against Me! and Three Days Grace.A tally of the responses appearing at the end of the 34-minute-long video shows that Lennon garnered 282 votes, while McCartney got 196.  Not surprisingly, there were some dissenters amongst the people polled, with 15 picking George Harrison and four choosing Ringo Starr. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich went way off the grid and chose Oasis.Fifty people either chose both John and Paul or neither, or didn't answer at all.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

Two People Have Found Vinyl Records Jack White Hid Inside Furniture in 2004


Image Courtesy of David James SwansonIt turns out Jack White developed a taste for unconventional album releases at a young age. Before he became the rock star he is today, White used to work as an upholsterer in Detroit. He was mentored by friend and coworker Brain Muldoon, who also had musical aspirations. The two formed a band -- aptly named The Upholsterers -- and recorded a single, entitled "Apple of My Eye," in 2000.Four years later, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Muldoon's start in the upholstery business, they recorded a second single. They then hid 100 copies of the single, pressed on vinyl, inside pieces of furniture on which they worked, without telling the customers.  Now, according to White's current label, Third Man Records, two of the singles have been found by two separate people."Recently Third Man Records has been made aware of the discovery of two different copies found by two separate individuals of the 2nd single by the Upholsterers," reads a statement on the label's website. "This duo, comprising of actual upholsterers Jack White and Brian Muldoon, pressed 100 copies of this single and proceeded to hide them in furniture being reupholstered by Muldoon in 2004, in celebration of his 25th year in the business."The upholstery route isn't the first time White has released singles in an unconventional manner.  In 2012, White released his single "Freedom at 21" via balloons . Only a few that were launched were ever found -- one of which sold for over $4,000 on eBay. So keep that in mind as you pull apart your furniture in search of the Upholsters' single.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

Incubus to Release Two New EPs


Image Courtesy of Epic RecordsFour years after releasing their last album, Incubus will return in 2015 with two new EPs."We’re planning on releasing two installments that will total an album, two EPs," guitarist Mike Einziger tells Billboard. “We’re hoping to put out the first one in February or March, then the summer.”Along with the new music announcement, Incubus also revealed they've signed to Island Records. Having left Epic Records in 2012, Incubus wrote the new material without the influence of a label."We didn’t have any plans to make this record,” Einziger says. "Just having no horizon to look at was important for us. We needed that."The lead single from the EPs will be a song entitled "Trust Fall," which Einziger describes as "pretty ambitious." As a whole, he believes that the new releases will surprise listeners with songs like "Trust Fall" and "Dance Like You're Dumb.""['Dance Like You're Dumb' is] our version of a loud aggressive rock song," Einziger says. "It’s definitely not what someone would expect from us."Incubus' last album was 2011's If Not Now, When?, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.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

Kid Rock Reveals Pre-Order Details, Track List for "First Kiss"


Image Courtesy of Top Dog/Warner Bros. RecordsKid Rock will release First Kiss, his tenth studio album, on February 24 -- but starting today, you'll be able to pre-order the album from the Detroit rocker's website. If you do, you'll scorea download of the title track on January 6, when the single's music video will premiere and the track hits radio. Select pre-order packages will also include pre-sale ticket access to Rock's 2015 headlining tour, which will be announced shortly.Additionally, Rock has revealed the First Kiss track list, which consists of nine songs, plus one bonus track for both the explicit and clean versions of the record. "FOAD" is the bonus track on the explicit version, but if you prefer your Kid Rock without all the cursing, you'll get the song "Say Goodbye" on the clean version.In more First Kiss news, Rock is asking fans to share a photo their New Year's Eve kiss on Twitter or Instagram using #KidRockFirstKiss. The best photos will be collected for a short video debuting January 5 featuring a preview of the song "First Kiss." All photos will be displayed on KidRock.com/FirstKiss starting on January 1.Here is the track list for First Kiss:"First Kiss" "Good Times, Cheap Wine" "Johnny Cash" "Ain't Enough Whiskey" "Drinking Beer with Dad" "Good Time Lookin' for Me" "Best of Me" "One More Song" "Jesus and Bocephus" Explicit Bonus Track: "FOAD" Clean Bonus Track: "Say Goodbye"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

Muse's Latest Instagram Tease Shows Band Recording with Orchestra


Image Courtesy of Gavin BondMuse is continuing to tease fans with little bits of information about their new album posted to the band's Instagram page. The latest post is a video of an orchestra recording before frontman Matt Bellamy swings the camera around to himself as he watches.The post is captioned simply, "Milan strings." Given Muse's penchant for the dramatic, recording with a Milanese orchestra does seem to make a lot of sense.But with regard to spilling details about the new album, which will be Muse's seventh studio effort, the band has been playing things very close to the vest. The only real info that has been revealed is that they will be working with AC/DC and Def Leppard producer Mutt Lange.Muse's last album was 2012's The Second Law, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 -- the band's highest spot on the chart to date. 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

Anthrax Announces Their Own Bourbon Brand


Image Courtesy of Matthew RodgersAnthrax received their sixth Grammy nomination earlier this month, and the band is celebrating in style. The thrash metal legends have teamed up with Jefferson's Bourbon to create their own brand of the beverage, called Indians."Anthrax's Indians, a single barrel bourbon, was personally chosen by the band and will taste like no other due to its particular blend and the barrel it was aged in," reads a press release."We've been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie or poster, and Indians was perfect," adds bassist Frank Bello in a statement.Indians is now available for order via the Atlantic City Bottle Company's website. One bottle will set you back $100. If you live near Atlantic City, though, you can pick up a bottle in store for $75.Anthrax was nominated for the 2015 Grammys in the Best Metal Performance category for their cover of Black Sabbath's "Neon Knights." The band recorded the cover for a Ronnie James Dio tribute album entitled Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life."It's been an honor every time we've been nominated, but this one is particularly special," says drummer Charlie Benante. "To have been asked to contribute 'Neon Knights' to Ronnie's tribute album was an honor on its own; to have it nominated for a Grammy is just beyond the best."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

In Flames Announce 2015 Tour


Image Courtesy of Patric UllaeusNow that they're almost finished with their co-headlining tour with Opeth, In Flames will head out as the sole headliner for a 2015 tour. The trek will commence February 20 in Agoura Hills, California and conclude March 18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All ticket info is posted at InFlames.com."We are having such an amazing time being on tour in U.S. and sharing our stage with our friends in Opeth that it's hard to believe how time flies and that there are only a few shows left this year," says lead vocalist Anders Fridén in a statement. "Therefore, it's even better to be able to announce that we'll be back in the beginning of 2015 to see all of you beautiful people again. Thanks to all of you for your support; you make us feel at home!"The headlining tour will be in support of In Flames' 11th album, Siren Charms. Siren Charms gave In Flames their first number-one record on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums chart.All That Remains and Wovenwar will be the openers on the tour.Here are all the new In Flames tour dates2/20 -- Agoura Hills, CA, The Canyon 2/21 -- Tucson, AZ, Rialto Theatre 2/22 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues 2/23 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues 2/25 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex 2/27 -- Santa Cruz, CA, The Catalyst 2/28 -- Chico, CA, Senator Theatre 3/1 -- Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades 3/3 -- Missoula, MT, The Wilma Theatre 3/4 -- Spokane, WA, Knitting Factory Concert House 3/5 -- Boise, ID, Knitting Factory Concert House 3/6 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Theater 3/7 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox SODO 3/9 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theater 3/10 -- Kelowna, BC, Level Nightclub 3/12 -- Edmonton, AB, Encore 3/13 -- Calgary, AB, Flames Central 3/14 -- Saskatoon, SK, O'Brians Event Centre 3/15 -- Winnipeg, MB, The Garrick Centre 3/16 -- Bismarck, ND, Bismarck Civic Center 3/18 -- Milwaukee, WI, The RaveFollow --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

Cage the Elephant, Alabama Shakes Featured on Upcoming Season of "Live from the


Image Courtesy of Colin LaneLong-running public television music program Live from the Artists Den has announced the lineup for 2015. The new season -- the show's ninth -- will feature performances from Alabama Shakes February 6, and Cage the Elephant February 13.Alabama Shakes' episode was taped at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee, which is attached to the iconic Loveless Cafe. The performance featured songs from the band's debut album, Boys & Girls, as well as a number of new tracks."We've never played in a barn before," frontwoman Brittany Howard said in the interview included in the band's episode. "It's nice to play somewhere like this, because it's got a little more character and a little more flavor than some sort of new venue."Cage's concert was taped at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry in Santa Barbara, California. Their typically raucous set included cuts from the band's 2014 album, Melophobia, which was recently nominated for a Grammy in the Best Alternative Album category.The 2015 Live From the Artists Den season will begin on January 30 with a performance by country stars Zac Brown Band. The final episode of the season, featuring Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice, airs February 20.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

Eddie Vedder Auctioning Guitar He Used During The Who Tribute Show


Image Courtesy of Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSEddie Vedder recently performed at a star-studded tribute to the legendary band The Who to support the Teenage Cancer Trust. Now, the Pearl Jam frontman is auctioning off the Gibson SG guitar he played during that concert. Both Vedder and The Who's Roger Daltrey have signed the guitar.The auction will end on December 22. All proceeds from the sale of the guitar will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.Vedder used the guitar to play The Who's classic song "Won't Get Fooled Again." The Who tribute show also featured performances from Oasis' Liam Gallagher, Rush's Geddy Lee, Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson and Brody Dalle.Teenage Cancer Trust, of which Daltrey has been a patron for more than 10 years, raises money to take care of the special needs of teenage and young adult cancer patients by providing special hospital units designed with them in mind. The charity also backs research, support services and education related to the disease.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 Perform at San Jose Sharks Hockey Game


Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressHaving performed at San Francisco Giants games for the past two years, Metallica is bringing "Metallica Night" to the hockey rink. The legendary metal band will be performing at a San Jose Sharks game on January 21."We're excited to add to the ever expanding sports action nights by announcing that we will be getting together with our good friends the San Jose Sharks on January 21, 2015 as they take on their rivals the L.A. Kings for a night of Metalli-hockey mayhem," the band writes on their website.Tickets to "Metalli-hockey" will go on sale December 17 at 10 a.m. PT via Sharks.NHL.com and will include a special edition "Metalli-Sharks" shirt."We'll be on hand for the first strains of 'Seek & Destroy,' kick off the game with the puck drop, and partake in some of the intermission fun and games that Sharks fans know and love," the statement continues.Metallica will be around for a third Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants for their game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 2. Perhaps it will be during these sporting events that we'll hear music from Metallica's new album, which bassist Robert Trujillo says the band is currently "blueprinting."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