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

1,000 Foo Fighters Fans in Italy to Play "Learn to Fly" Simultaneously


Image Courtesy of Ringo StarrA group of Italian Foo Fighters fans have launched a crowd-funding campaign to get the band to play a show in Italy's Romagna region. The plan is to have 1,000 people simultaneously play the Foos' 1999 single, "Learn to Fly," which they hope will inspire Dave Grohl and company to play their home region. The campaign is aiming to raise 40,000 euros in order to fund the project.This isn't the first time fans have turned to crowd-funding to get the Foo Fighters to play their city. Earlier this year, a group in Richmond, Virginia began to sell tickets to a Foo Fighters show in their city, even though the show wasn't scheduled by the band. The campaign worked, and the Foos played their first show in Richmond in over 15 years.A group in the U.K. also launched a campaign asking the Foo Fighters to play the city of Birmingham. While the campaign was fully funded, the band has yet to announce a Birmingham show.  As for Foo Fighters shows that are actually scheduled, you can find all touring information at FooFighters.com.In other news, Foo Fighters stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night to perform their song "I Am a River," from their latest album, Sonic Highways. The band was accompanied by a string section as they ripped through the NYC-inspired track.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 to Play Daytona 500 Pre-Show


Image Courtesy of Clay Patrick McBrideBefore drivers start their engines for the 57th annual Great American Race, Motor City-raised Kid Rock will play the Daytona 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show on February 22. Rock's set will include a performance of his new single, "First Kiss." Ticket packages to the Pre-Race Show are available now at DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com."Kid Rock is an avid NASCAR fan and will provide race fans with a spectacular performance leading up to the start of the much anticipated DAYTONA 500," says Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III in a statement.On February 24, two days after the Daytona performance, Rock will drop his new album, First Kiss, his tenth studio record. If you pre-order it from Rock's website, you'll receive a download of the title track, available January 6.The Daytona 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show will air on FOX at 1 p.m. February 22.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

Fall Out Boy to Perform on People's Choice Awards


Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementFall Out Boy has been tapped to perform on the 2015 People's Choice Awards telecast, airing January 7 on CBS."As a past People’s Choice Awards winner, Fall Out Boy will see firsthand how much their fans love them when they take that stage live for the first time at the show," says executive producer Mark Burnett in a statement.The band won for Favorite Alternative Band in 2014, beating out Imagine Dragons, Mumford & Sons, Muse and Paramore. The Favorite Alternative Band category seems to have disappeared for the 2015 ceremony, leaving only Coldplay and Imagine Dragons, who are both nominated in the Favorite Group category, as the lone representatives of rock. Coldplay's Ghost Stories was also nominated for Favorite Album.A few weeks after their performance, Fall Out Boy will be releasing their new album, American Beauty/American Psycho. Featuring the single "Centuries," American Beauty/American Psycho will be released January 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

Royal Blood Says Opening for Foo Fighters Will Be "Insane"


Image Courtesy of WBR PressRoyal Blood will realize a long-held dream when they open for the Foo Fighters on that band's stadium tour next summer."If you asked us individually before Royal Blood even started [which] band we'd most like to tour with, the Foo Fighters would be the ones," drummer Ben Thatcher tells NME. "So to get the opportunity on this album run is insane." The British duo will be supporting Dave Grohl and company in North America starting July 6 in Camden, New Jersey through August 25 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Foos' tour will continue through an October 7 show in Memphis, Tennessee.Royal Blood's self-titled debut album was released earlier this year. The album was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize -- one of the U.K.'s most prestigious music awards.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

Marilyn Manson Releases New Song, "Deep Six"


Image Courtesy of Delaney Bishop/Universal Music Group DistributionMarilyn Manson has revealed a second song from his forthcoming album, The Pale Emperor. The newly released track, entitled "Deep Six," sounds like dark, heavy goth disco. You can listen to "Deep Six" now on YouTube.If you pre-order The Pale Emperor on iTunes, you'll receive an instant download of "Deep Six." You'll also get an instant download of the first single from the new album, "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge."The Pale Emperor will be released on January 20. A day later, Manson will begin his Hell Not Hallelujah tour in Washington, D.C. The tour will wrap up in Las Vegas on Valentine's Day, February 14. All ticket information can be found at MarilynManson.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

System of a Down Adds Los Angeles Date to Wake Up the Souls Tour


Image Courtesy of Frank MaddocksSystem of a Down will be waking up souls in the U.S. next year. The band has added a Los Angeles date to their Wake Up the Souls tour, which is being held in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman government in the region that is now present day Turkey. The show takes place at The Forum on April 6."The Armenian community around the world, with its largest U.S. component in L.A., has been instrumental in placing the necessary pressure on successive U.S. administrations and congress for the just recognition of the genocide," says frontman Serj Tankian. "So this tour wouldn’t be complete without a performance in Los Angeles."The L.A. show will be the opening date on the Wake Up the Souls tour, which will be making stops in the U.K., Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Russia. It will then conclude with SoaD's first ever show in Armenia, which will take place on April 23 in Yerevan's Republic Square. The generally accepted start date of the Armenian Genocide is April 24, 1915.All ticket info can be found on SystemofaDown.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

Fall Out Boy Release New Track, "The Kids Aren't Alright"; Reveal Track List and


Image Courtesy of Island Records/DCD2 RecordsNow that Fall Out Boy's new album, American Beauty/American Psycho, has become available for pre-order, a treasure trove of AB/AP info has been revealed. Firstly, the band has released a new track from the album, entitled "The Kids Aren't Alright." If you pre-order the record from iTunes, you'll receive an instant download of "The Kids Aren't Alright," along with the title-track and the single, "Centuries." You can listen to "The Kids Aren't Alright" now on YouTube.Additionally, FOB has unveiled the full track list for American Beauty/American Psycho. While the track list doesn't really live up to FOB's reputation for extremely long song names -- although album closer "Twin Skeleton's (Hotel in NYC)" does fill the requisite parentheses quota -- there is a track intriguingly titled "Uma Thurman." Also on the album is the song "Immortals," which is presumably the same "Immortals" the band wrote for the Big Hero 6 soundtrack.Finally, the American Beauty/American Psycho album artwork has been revealed. While there aren't any children smoking on the cover like there were on the Save Rock and Roll cover, the new record's artwork does feature a kid sporting some foreboding face-paint.To add to today's FOB celebration, the band will be premiering the video for "American Beauty/American Psycho" at 7 p.m. ET on Vevo. American Beauty/American Psycho the album will be released on January 20.Here is the full American Beauty/American Psycho track list:"Irresistible""American Beauty/American Psycho""Centuries""The Kids Aren’t Alright""Uma Thurman""Jet Pack Blues""Novocaine""Fourth of July""Favorite Record""Immortals""Twin Skeleton's (Hotel in NYC)"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

"Consequence of Sound" Names Governors Ball the "Festival of the Year"


Image Courtesy of Big Hassle MediaThe noted festival aficionados at Consequence of Sound have named the Governors Ball Music Festival as the "Festival of the Year." Held in New York City's Randall's Island, Gov Ball started off as a one-day, 12-act festival in 2011. Now in it's fourth year, the festival has evolved into a three-day festival featuring headlining sets from Jack White, The Strokes and Vampire Weekend."[Governors Ball] has cemented itself as not just the best festival the Big Apple has ever seen, but one of the top music events in the country," writes CoS.The 2014 Gov Ball lineup also included sets from Damon Albarn, Spoon, TV on the Radio and Bastille.Governors Ball will return to Randall's Island for the 2015 festival on June 5-7. A lineup announcement for the 2015 festival is expected in mid-January.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 Says Metallica Is "Blueprinting" New Album


Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressMetallica bassist Robert Trujillo has confirmed that the metal legends are working on a new album."We're just blueprinting everything right now," Trujillo tells Rock Cellar Magazine. "There are a lot of ideas, a lot of song bodies, you gotta go through the process. For me personally I’m really excited about what we’ve been able to jam out."The new album will be a milestone of sorts for Metallica -- it will be the band's tenth studio album. Their last record, 2008's Death Magnetic, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200."Writing a Metallica song is a journey and a process, and it takes time," Trujillo says. "But that’s what’s special about it. Metallica likes to nurture a song, nurture an arrangement."Metallica has been busy lately, having recently completed a week-long residency on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The band is also working on deluxe reissues of their first and second albums, 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride the Lightning. If you've collected any cool Metallica memorabilia over the years, you may even be able to help them put everything together -- the band has asked fans to submit audio, video, photographs and other memorabilia for possible use in the re-issue packages.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