Bono Admits "It'll Be a Battle" to Be Fit for Start of Upcoming Tour


Paolo PellegrinBono continues to recover from his serious bike accident a few months ago, but he admits to Rolling Stone that "it'll be a battle to be match fit" when U2's upcoming tour kicks off May 14 in Vancouver, British Columbia.In an email to the magazine, the 54-year-old U2 frontman notes, "My southpaw is a bit tricky, but my right hook is ready to rumble for sure."Bono was cycling in New York's Central Park November 16 when he collided with another cyclist.  He suffered multiple injuries, including a broken left arm, a fractured shoulder blade and a fractured left eye socket.As for the tour, Bono promises, "We've got something beyond incredible planned. And I'm ready to fight for it."So far, 19 dates in Europe and North America are confirmed for U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, which, according to Rolling Stone, will feature alternating set lists each night.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. 

"Clueless" Soundtrack, Featuring Radiohead and Beastie Boys, to be Released on V


Image Courtesy of Capitol RecordsIn celebration of the film's 20th anniversary, the Clueless soundtrack is being reissued on vinyl, Entertainment Weekly reports. Besides a standard vinyl edition, the soundtrack, which features Radiohead, Beastie Boys and Counting Crows, also will be released on black-and-yellow plaid-colored vinyl -- a nod to the wardrobe of Alicia Silverstone's character in the film -- exclusively through Urban Outfitters.Radiohead's contribution to the Clueless soundtrack was an acoustic rendition of their The Bends single "Fake Plastic Trees." Beastie Boys added their song "Mullet Head" to the soundtrack, and Counting Crows recorded a cover of "The Ghost in You," originally by English rock band The Psychedelic Furs.Clueless, which also starred Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash and Paul Rudd, told the story of a group of privileged Beverly Hills teenagers and helped spawn the phrase "As if!" Since its release in 1995, the film has become a cult classic.The 20th anniversary vinyl edition of the Clueless soundtrack will be released on April 7. Here is the track list:"Kids in America" -- The Muffs "Shake Some Action" -- Cracker"The Ghost in You" -- Counting Crows"Here" (Squirmel Mix) -- Luscious Jackson"All the Young Dudes" -- World Party"Fake Plastic Trees" (acoustic version) -- Radiohead"Change" -- Lightning Seeds"Need You Around" -- Smoking Popes, "Mullet Head" -- Beastie Boys"Where'd You Go?" -- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones"Rollin' with My Homies" -- Coolio"Alright" -- Supergrass "My Forgotten Favorite" -- Velocity Girl"Supermodel" -- Jill SobuleFollow @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.

Miss May I Is Giving Fans an "Experience" on Current Tour


Credit: Travis ShinnMiss May I's latest album, Rise of the Lion, earned the band their highest chart positions ever on the Billboard Rock Albums and Billboard 200 charts. Rise of the Lion also brought something else that Miss May I wasn't expecting: parents at their shows."[Rise of the Lion] is our first record that's diverse," frontman Levi Benton tells ABC News Radio. "It's the first record we've ever released where, an older fan could come -- most of our older fans are younger -- and then their parents can also like the record. This is the first time we've ever released a record where there's like families coming and liking the show. The record has a song for everybody."Miss May I is currently on tour in support of Rise of the Lion alongside August Burns Red. Bassist Ryan Neff says that the band has always prided itself on its live shows."The cool thing for us is we've been able to do lots of different sized things over the last few years, from trying to make a cool, old-school bar show work to doing something like main stage at [the U.K.'s] Download Festival, where you have to make your tiny body look exciting on a stage that's bigger than anything you've ever imagined," Neff says.Even if you've seen an Miss May I show before, Benton promises that this tour will be offering something different."This time we're sort of theme-ing this tour, just for those fans to really take home something different and give them a show and an experience instead of just seeing Miss May I again," Benton says. "I think that's one thing we did learn this year, touring with just big, big bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Korn. They have their theme and they're not going to do it again, so years down the road, I can be like, 'Aw, I remember when they did that tour.'"Another big, big band that Miss May I toured with was Five Finger Death Punch, whose song "Wrong Side of Heaven" and its video helped inspire them to write and make a video for the Rise of the Lion track "Hero with No Name." Both videos pay tribute to America's armed forces."I don't know if we would've went out on a limb and made a video and song specific to [paying tribute to the troops] and chose it as a single had we not seen how much the fans that were coming to those Five Finger Death Punch shows appreciated it," Neff tells ABC News Radio. "That really was a great way to motivate us to want to make it happen even more." Miss May I is on tour with August Burns Red through March 8 in Philadelphia.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, which 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 number one 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.

Rush Releasing Special Vinyl "Hologram Edition" of Classic 1977 Album "2112"


Mercury/UMeRush has announced that it's adding a very cool release to its year-long "12 Months of Rush" reissue campaign.  A special Hologram Edition vinyl version of the Canadian power trio's lauded 1977 album 2112 will be available for purchase on March 17.The disc will be pressed on high-quality, 200-gram vinyl, and will feature a hand-drawn holographic image of the "Red Star of the Federation" design near the center of the LP's second side.  The spinning hologram is viewable by shining a focused source of light -- for example, a smartphone's LED flashlight -- above the turntable while the record is playing.  You can watch a video demonstrating how the hologram looks at Rush's official YouTube channel.Fans buying this special vinyl edition of 2112 also will receive a download card allowing access to a high-resolution digital version of the album.As previously reported, throughout 2015 Rush is releasing high-quality vinyl and high-resolution digital versions of the albums it originally issued on the Mercury label, with at least one title arriving each month.  Select albums also will be sold in the Blu-ray Audio format.  The latest release in the series, 1975's Caress of Steel, was reissued on vinyl and as a high-res download today, February 24.Here is the full upcoming release schedule for the "12 Months of Rush" campaign:3/17 -- 2112 Hologram Edition3/17 -- All the World's a Stage*4/21 -- A Farewell to Kings5/19 -- Hemispheres6/16 -- Permanent Waves7/21 -- Moving Pictures7/21 -- Exit…Stage Left*8/18 -- Signals9/15 -- Grace Under Pressure10/20 -- Power Windows11/17 -- Hold Your Fire12/1 -- A Show of Hands* = also available on Blu-ray Audio.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.

Three Days Grace Launches "Human" Pre-Order, Reveals Track List


Image Courtesy of RCA RecordsThree Days Grace's new album, Human, is now available to pre-order on at iTunes. That'll also net you instant downloads of the hit singles "I Am Machine" and "Painkiller."Additionally, you can pre-order a deluxe edition of Human, which features live versions of "Painkiller," "Let Me Down" and "Every Other Weekend," plus an alternate recording of album track "Human Race." The deluxe edition of Human, which is available via the Three Days Grace website, will also include a custom-woven beanie, plus photos and a note from each of the band members.Here's the track list for Human, which will be released March 31:"Human Race""Painkiller""Fallen Angel""Landmine""Tell Me Why""I Am Machine""So What""Car Crash""Nothing’s Fair in Love and War""One Too Many""The End Is Not the Answer""The Real You""Every Other Weekend"*"Painkiller" (Live)*"Let Me Down" (Live)*"Human Race" (Atmosphere Version)**Available only on deluxe version.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 Announces New Solo Album, "The Desired Effect"


Credit: Lucy HamblinThe Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has revealed the details of his second solo album. Entitled The Desired Effect, it'll be released May 18."On May 18th, 2015, we will finally achieve The Desired Effect," writes Flowers on his website. "[Producer] Ariel [Rechtshaid] and I have been collaborating in the studio, working twogether [sic] in the spirit of conversation, contention, and at long last, sweet contrition. No one has yet seen or heard the change. But soon, we all will."Rechtshaid has previously worked with Vampire Weekend and HAIM.Flowers released his debut solo album, Flamingo, in 2010. He previously told NME that his Flamingo followup is "definitely going to be different."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.

On "Physical Grafitti's" 40th Anniversary, Soundgarden Guitarist Kim Thayil Refl


Image Courtesy of Universal/Republic RecordsOn the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's landmark album Physical Graffiti, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil has written an essay for Rolling Stone explaining how that album, and Led Zeppelin in general, has affected his life, and his band."When we first got together, we were listening to a lot of post-punk and progressive hardcore, stuff like Bauhaus and Black Flag, after practice," Thayil remembers. "Yet our friends are pointing out how our music has elements that remind them of [Black] Sabbath, Zeppelin and the Doors, and we started getting that a lot: 'Zeppelin, Zeppelin, Zeppelin,' and we were like, OK, let's check some of this out.'"More so than any of their grunge contemporaries, Soundgarden has always drawn those comparisons to Led Zeppelin. Their riffs were heavier and bluesier than those of Nirvana or Pearl Jam, and frontman Chris Cornell's voice sounded like it came from the same mystical, snowy mountain that Robert Plant's did."We were all very acquainted with it individually, but collectively we weren't sitting around the table listening them," Thayil continues. "So initially we would deny that influence."However, Thayil says that as Soundgarden began to dig deeper into Led Zeppelin's music, he discovered an appreciation for the band that had eluded him during his childhood. One example was Zeppelin's eight-minute epic, "Kashmir.""I think the reason why it took so long [to appreciate 'Kashmir'] was there's this amazing heaviness about it and this cool guitar riff, but then there's these other elements that, when I was a young punk-rock guy, I saw as superfluous or unnecessary ornateness, sort of an art-nouveau thrills-and-stuff that perhaps I didn't understand because I just wanted to get down to the power chords and play it really fast," Thayil writes.Led Zeppelin's deluxe remastered reissue of Physical Graffiti is out 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.