Fall Out Boy, Sammy Hagar, Pixies and More to Play SunFest


Credit: Pamela LittkyFlorida's 2015 SunFest lineup features an eclectic group of young artists and classic rockers. Fall Out Boy, Paramore and Hozier will play the festival, as will Sammy Hagar and the Circle and Boston.The eclectic SunFest lineup also includes Pixies, Lenny Kravitz, Wilco, 311, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, AWOLNATION, and Milky Chance.Last year's SunFest featured performances by Alice in Chains, Cake and Kid Rock.SunFest 2015 takes place April 29 to May 3 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Visit SunFest.com for the full lineup and ticket info. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Radiohead Has "Changed Our Method" in Recording New Album


Credit: Sebastian EdgeRadiohead is in the midst of recording their new album, and, as guitarist Jonny Greenwood explains it, the recording process has been typically unconventional."We've certainly changed our method again," Greeenwood tells The Sunday Guardian. "It's too involved [to explain how]. We're kind of limiting ourselves; working in limits. So we'll see what happens. It's like we're trying to use very old and very new technology together to see what happens."Although the method of making the music may have changed, Greenwood is pleased with the album's progress so far."We've done a couple of months of recording, and it has gone really well," he says. "We haven't listened to anything back yet, so at the moment we're all very happy. Now, I guess we're going to go and listen to what we've done and see if we were right to be so happy. But we left it at a good place when we last stopped."Greenwood also revealed that he is working on a new solo album in India.Radiohead's last album was 2011's Grammy-nominated The King of Limbs.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Black Veil Brides Singer Jumps into Crowd to Confront Heckler


Credit: Jonathan Weiner At the Black Veil Brides show in Vancouver Wednesday night, frontman Andy Biersack jumped into the crowd to confront a heckling concertgoer. In a video posted by RockandMetalNewz, Biersack is seen stopping a song to criticizing a heckler, who reportedly had been yelling for opener Memphis May Fire to perform again."Are you gonna be real embarrassed when a motherf**ker wearing mascara knocks your f**king fake a** out right now?" Biersack says in the video. "I'm so sick of people like you, man. You think you're so f**king good, come up here. We have stopped our whole show so that you can play the guitar right now. And yet every single f**king time when we do this, you never have the f**king balls to come up and do anything. Come on, split the crowd, come play the f**king guitar."Biersack then can be seen jumping off the stage and into the crowd to fight the heckler.Black Veil Brides are currently on a North American tour in support of their 2014 self-titled album. Following this current trek, which runs through March 1 in San Diego, California, the band will embark on a European tour.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Imagine Dragons Reaches Number Two on "Billboard's" Artist 100


Credit: Eliot Lee HazelIt's probably safe to call Imagine Dragons' recently released sophomore album, Smoke + Mirrors, a success. Following the news that Smoke + Mirrors debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, Imagine Dragons has grabbed the number two spot on the publication's Artist 100 chart.Billboard's Artist 100 chart "blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity." Imagine Dragons leaped from number 22 last week to grab the number two spot on this week's Artist 100 ranking. The band's previous peak on the chart was at number 14.Smoke + Mirrors did 172,000 in traditional album sales, which certainly helped Imagine Dragons' Artist 100 ranking. The band also got a boost from the 10,000 units that their first album, 2012's Night Visions, sold in the past week.Imagine Dragons will embark on a 39-city tour in support of Smoke + Mirrors beginning in June.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The Black Keys, Walk the Moon, Royal Blood & More to Play Bunbury Music Festival


Credit: Danny ClinchThe Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio has revealed the lineup for its 2015 edition. Ohio natives The Black Keys will headline the festival, which will also feature sets from Walk the Moon, Royal Blood, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bleachers, Matt and Kim, Tame Impala, Manchester Orchestra, Brand New, The Decemberists and Twenty One Pilots.In addition to spots at Mountain Jam in Hunter, New York and Governors Ball in New York City, The Black Keys' appearance at Bunbury marks just the third North American date for the Akron duo in 2015. The band will spend most of the year hitting festivals in Australia, Asia and Europe.The Bunbury Music Festival will be held June 5-7 at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove in Cincinnati, Ohio. The full lineup and ticket information can be found at BunburyFestival.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Billy Corgan Says Rock Music Needs to "Be More Aggressive in Taking on Pop Music


Image Courtesy of Martha's MusicBilly Corgan has never kept his feelings about pop music hidden. In an interview with Australia's The Morning Show, The Smashing Pumpkins frontman elaborated on his opinion of the "scourge" that is pop music, saying that rock musicians need to "be more aggressive in taking on pop music.""Particularly in America there's a very cozy relationship between rock stars and pop stars, and I don't think that's a good relationship," Corgan says. "I think everybody sort of belongs on their own side of the street for a good reason. By definition a rock star is supposed to be an independent individual who pursues a vision to an end -- an Axl Rose, an Elton John. And a pop star is basically supposed to do whatever they can do to pray at some horrible idol of fame which is ubiquitous and fleeting."Corgan believes that the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain would've been able to help break up that "cozy relationship.""I think Kurt had an incredible level of integrity and I often have said that he would know what to do with the pop miasma we're dealing with right now," he says. "Rock needs to be free and independent, it doesn't need to imitate pop to survive."Corgan has previously said that he and Cobain were "the top two scribes" of the '90's alternative scene.The Smashing Pumpkins released their latest album, Monuments to an Elegy, late last 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

The U2 Joshua Tree Has Been Vandalized


Image Courtesy of Island RecordsThe famous Joshua tree in California's Mojave Desert that was immortalized on the cover of U2's 1987 album The Joshua Tree has been vandalized.  On the U2 fan forum atU2.com, user Hwy 190 writes that someone had hacked off one of the tree's limbs."This past Sunday, I made my proverbial yearly hike out to the Tree with my dog to reminisce only to find that some hack and I do mean hack, decided it was a bright idea to take a hacksaw to one of the Tree’s limbs -- evidently to remove an inch thick cross section as a souvenir," writes Hwy 190.Consequence of Sound has posted a photo of the vandalized tree.The Joshua Tree, which featured the singles "With or Without You" and "Where the Streets Have No Name," was U2's first #1 album 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

2015 Gathering of the Vibes Lineup Features Weezer, Wilco & More


Credit: Emily ShurWeezer and Wilco will play the 20th annual edition of the Gathering of the Vibes music festival. The lineup also includes The Gaslight Anthem, The String Cheese Incident and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals."There's an unmatched heart and soul to the Vibes community -- coming together each summer, catching up with friends on stage and off," says festival founder Ken Hays.  "Our 20th year together will be a truly inspirational and meaningful experience!"Gathering of the Vibes began as a gathering for Grateful Dead fans who wanted to pay tribute to the late Jerry Garcia. This year's festival is planning to commemorate the Dead, as 2015 marks the legendary band's 50th anniversary. The Dead will be celebrating the anniversary themselves this year with three final shows at Chicago's Soldier Field. Phish frontman Trey Anastasio will join the band for their farewell concerts.The 20th Gathering of the Vibes will take place July 30 through August 2 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tickets and VIP passes for the festival can be purchased at GatheringoftheVibes.com. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Former Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Abbruzzese Wanted on Controlled Substance Charges


Ralph Notaro/Getty ImagesFormer Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese is wanted in Texas on controlled substances charges. According to the Denton County Crime Stoppers website, Abbruzzese is facing two charges: one misdemeanor charge for possession of a controlled substance under 28 grams, and a felony charge for the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, which carries a sentence of five to 99 years in prison.Denton Country Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1000 reward for information leading to Abbruzzese's arrest.Abbruzzese joined Pearl Jam shortly before the band's seminal debut album, Ten, was released in 1991. He played drums on PJ's next two albums, Vs. and Vitalogy, before he was fired in 1994.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Brandon Flowers Wants to "Be on the Radio" with New Solo Album


Credit: Lucy HamblinEarlier this week, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers announced his new solo album, The Desired Effect. So what is exactly is the desired effect of The Desired Effect? According to Flowers, the answer is simple."I want to be on the radio," Flowers tells NME. "I've never been ashamed to say that. I can't believe where radio has gone. It seems to be such a weird world now. Where once I seemed to fit in, now I'm seen as a little different. I used to be considered mainstream, but now I'm almost avant-garde or art rock compared to what's on the radio." As for the actual music on The Desired Effect, Flowers says he was influenced by classic rockers like Genesis' Peter Gabriel, The Police's Sting and The Eagles' Don Henley."I think if you look at those people, they weren't just catering to little kids. I think adults like pop music too, and we shouldn't be -- I'm speaking for all of us -- we shouldn't be listening to a lot of music that we're listening to!"The Desired Effect will be released on May 18.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Hear Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" Mashed Up with the "Seinfeld" Theme


Image Courtesy of Interscope RecordsEver wonder what Limp Bizkit's hit "Break Stuff" would song like if were perhaps a bit happier? Enter one YouTube user who has released a mashup of "Break Stuff" with the slapping bass line featured on the theme song from the classic sitcom Seinfeld. You can listen to the Limp Bizkit/Seinfeld mashup on YouTube."Break Stuff," of course, features the chorus of "It's all about the he said she said bulls**t," which is essentially the main conflict in almost every Seinfeld episode.Limp Bizkit will play the Epicenter festival in Inglewood, California before they embark on an international tour that will make stops in Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, the U.K., Russia and Kazakhstan.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Foo Fighters, Royal Blood Win Brit Awards


Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters and Royal Blood both took home prizes at Wednesday's Brit Awards. Foo Fighters won International Band of the Year, beating out the likes of The Black Keys, The War on Drugs and First Aid Kit, while Royal Blood won British Group of the Year, edging out Coldplay and Alt-J.Royal Blood was also up for British Album of the Year and British Breakthrough Act, but they lost out to pop singers Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, respectively.Visit Brits.co.uk for a full list of winners.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Imagine Dragons' "Smoke + Mirrors" Hits Number One


KIDinaKORNER/Interscope RecordsImagine Dragons need worry no longer about the dreaded sophomore slump. Smoke + Mirrors, the band's follow-up to their hugely successful debut album, Night Visions, has debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.Smoke + Mirrors is Imagine Dragons' first number-one album -- Night Visions bowed at number two. Even more impressively, Smoke + Mirrors tallied 172,000 pure album sales in its first week. That figure more than doubles the 83,000 sales that Night Visions registered in its first week.If the success of Night Visions is any reflection on what's to come for Smoke + Mirrors, then Imagine Dragons' new album will be a fixture on the Billboard 200 for quite some time. Night Visions has sold 2.5 million copies to date, and has never left the Billboard 200 in the 129 weeks since its release.Imagine Dragons will embark on a 39-city tour in support of Smoke + Mirrors beginning in June.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Metallica to Headline Rock in Rio


Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressMetallica is double-dipping in the Rock in Rio pool this year. In addition to headlining the inaugural Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas this May, the legendary metal band has also been added to the original Rock in Rio's lineup."One Rock In Rio in a year is just not enough!" writes Metallica on their website. "We’re very excited that we have been invited to be a part of the original Rock In Rio 30-year celebration by headlining one night during the festivities."Metallica will join a stacked Rock in Rio lineup that also includes Slipknot, Faith No More, Queens of the Stone Age, System of a Down and Hollywood Vampires, a new band featuring Alice Cooper, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp. Meanwhile, the Rock in Rio USA lineup features Linkin Park, No Doubt, Coheed and Cambria, Deftones and Rise Against.Rock in Rio will be held September 18-20 and 24-27 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Visit RockinRio.com/Rio for all ticket information.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Royal Blood, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys & More Are Up for Brit Awards Today


Image Courtesy of WBR PressAfter bringing home two NME Awards, Royal Blood will look to conquer another U.K. awards show. The duo are up for three Brit Awards, which will stream live today at 3 p.m. ET on Brits.co.uk. Royal Blood is nominated for Best British Group and British Breakthrough Act, and their self-titled debut album is up for British Album of the Year.Royal Blood will compete with CHVRCHES and George Ezra for British Breakthrough Act. Ezra is also up for British Album of the Year, as is Alt-J's sophomore effort, This Is All Yours. Along with Coldplay, Alt-J is also up for Best British Group. Damon Albarn fills out the rock representation in the British-only categories, scoring a nomination for Best British Male Solo Artist.As for the international categories, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, The War on Drugs and First Aid Kit received nominations for Best International Group. Jack White, Beck and Hozier are up for Best International Male Solo Artist, while Lana Del Rey and St. Vincent scored nods for Best International Female Solo Artist.Royal Blood and George Ezra will also perform during the ceremony.The Brit Awards will stream live from London today, February 25, at 3 p.m. ET. Here are the 2015 Brit Awards nominees:British Solo MaleDamon AlbarnEd SheeranGeorge EzraPaulo NutiniSam SmithBritish Solo FemaleElla HendersonFKA TwigsJessie WareLily AllenPaloma Faith British GroupAlt-JClean BanditColdplayOne DirectionRoyal BloodBritish Breakthrough ActChvrchesFKA TwigsGeorge EzraRoyal BloodSam SmithCritics’ Choice winnerJames BayBritish SingleCalvin Harris, "Summer"Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, "Rather Be"Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones, "I Got U"Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"Ella Henderson, "Ghost"George Ezra, "Budapest"Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne, "My Love"Sam Smith, "Stay with Me"Sigma, "Nobody to Love"Mastercard British Album of the Year Alt-J, This Is All YoursEd Sheeran, XGeorge Ezra, Wanted on VoyageRoyal Blood, Royal BloodSam Smith, In the Lonely HourBritish Artist Video of the YearCalvin Harris, "Summer"Charlie XCX, "Boom Clap"Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones, "I Got U"Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"One Direction, "You & I"Rita Ora, "I Will Never Let You Down"Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne, "My Love"Sam Smith, "Stay with Me"Sigma, "Nobody to Love"International Male SoloBeckHozierJack WhiteJohn LegendPharrell WilliamsInternational Female SoloBeyonceLana Del ReySiaSt VincentTaylor SwiftInternational Group:5 Seconds of SummerThe Black KeysFirst Aid KitFoo FightersThe War on DrugsFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bring Me the Horizon, The Libertines, New Found Glory & More Added to Reading an


Jakob PrintzlauBring Me the Horizon and The Libertines lead the newest group of additions to the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals 2015 lineup. Other bands added to the bills include New Found Glory, All Time Low, Mastodon, Limp Bizkit, Simple Plan and Panic! At the Disco.The Libertines are the third and final Reading and Leeds headliner to be revealed. The newly reunited band joins Metallica and Mumford & Sons at the top of the festival bill.Other artists scheduled to play Reading and Leeds 2015 include Royal Blood, Bastille, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Pierced the Veil, Refused and Manchester Orchestra.Reading & Leeds consists of two festivals occurring simultaneously in England -- one at Reading's Richfield Avenue and the other at Leeds' Braham Park. The 2015 Reading & Leeds festivals will take place August 28-30. Tickets to both festivals are on sale 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.