Slash Launches New Web Video Series, "Ask Slash and Myles"


Image Courtesy Robert JohnSlash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are on the road this summer with Aerosmith, and that experience is the subject of the first installment in a new video series, Ask Slash & Myles, that premiered Tuesday on the guitarist's website.In the two-minute clip, Slash explains that although he wasn't planning to tour behind his upcoming album, World on Fire, until around the time of its release in September, when the opportunity arose to hit the road with Aerosmith, he jumped."They were a huge influence on me, and the direction I went into musically is very much in tandem with what they do, so the two of us playing together is a sort of unique rock and roll package that you don't see to much of these days," Slash says. "They were one of those band that helped draw up the blueprint for hard rock," says Kennedy. "The goal for me is to just try and keep up.  Steven Tyler is one of the greatest front men in rock and roll...so I'm real excited to sit on the side of the stage when we're done and just take notes."New episodes of Ask Slash and Myles will be posted each Tuesday at 10 a.m. PT.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Foo Fighters Will Close Prince Harry's Invictus Games


Image Courtesy Steve GullickPrince Harry's first-ever Invictus Games are shaping up to be rock-heavy. It was previously reported that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin had agreed to write and perform the opening anthem for the Games, which are a sports competition for wounded military service personnel.  Now Foo Fighters have signed on to be the event's closer.In a statement on the Invictus Games site, the band says, "Invictus games, look out...THE FOO FIGHTERS ARE COMING. What a perfect way to finally return to the UK for the first time in years...been waaaay too long! Thanks for having us, it is truly an honor to come play for these incredible men and women. Can't wait to do our thing for you."The closing concert -- to be held on September 14, at the end of the four-day games -- will take place on the South Lawn of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, in a space that can accommodate 26,000 fans. Also on the bill are Kaiser Chiefs, Ryan Adams, The Vamps, and James Blunt, among others.  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 Plant "Disappointed and Baffled" by Jimmy Page's Critical Remarks


York Tillyer; Ross HalfinLed Zeppelin fans know by now that chances of the surviving band members playing together again have seemed pretty slim lately, so they likely won't be surprised by Robert Plant's latest comments about the matter.  In a new interview with U.K. magazine Uncut, the singer addressed remarks guitarist Jimmy Page made to The New York Times in May expressing frustration that Plant didn't want to take part in a new Zeppelin reunion."I feel for the guy," the famed frontman declared.  "He knows he's got the headlines if he wants them.  But I don't know what he's trying to do.  So I feel slightly disappointed and baffled."Plant also revealed that he actually reached out to Page "a couple of years ago" and offered to collaborate with him, but was rebuffed."I said [to Jimmy], 'If you've got anything acoustic, let me know.  I'll give it a whirl," he recalled.  "It was hands across the water.  But he walked away.  Just walked away."As for a new full-fledged Led Zeppelin project, however, Plant said, "[W]e couldn't do anything proper.  The weight of expectation is too great."In the New York Times article, Page referred to a 2013 comment Plant made that appeared to suggest he was open to another Led Zeppelin reunion.  "I was told last year that Robert Plant said he is doing nothing in 2014, and what do the other two guys think?  Well, he knows what the other guys think.  Everyone would love to play more concerts for the band," said Jimmy, adding, "He's just playing games, and I'm fed up with it."Plant initially responded to Page's comments during a media event prior to a performance with his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, at Morocco's Mawazine Festival.  "I think he needs to go to sleep and have a good rest, and think again," said Robert.  "We have a great history together and like all brothers we have these moments where we don't speak on the same page but that's life."Plant's new solo album with the Space Shifters, Lullaby and…the Ceaseless Roar, will be released on September 9.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

Maynard James Keenan Welcomes Baby Girl


Image Courtesy Universal music Group DistributionMaynard James Keenan is now the father of two. The singer -- who has an 18-year-old son from a previous relationship -- welcomed a baby girl with wife Lei Li. According to the Instagram page of Keenan's band Puscifer, their daughter's name is Lei Li Agostina Maria and she arrived at 7:19pm last Friday, July 25, weighing seven pounds.Lei Li Agostina Maria has an older brother, Devo, who sings and plays the cello. Devo has helped out with his dad's musical projects, including providing backing vocals to a song on A Perfect Circle's Thirteenth Step album.Members of Tool recently told Rolling Stone that their band has been on hiatus due to a legal snarl that began in 2007, but that they hope to release new music by the end of the year.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Damon Albarn Says New Blur Album Wasn't Finished Because of Bad Weather


Image Courtesy Linda BrownleeDamon Albarn has been cagey about whether there will ever be a follow-up to Blur's 2003 album, Think Tank. Now in a new interview with NME, the singer -- who just wrapped a solo tour -- says that he and his off-again, on-again band mates recorded more than a dozen songs in Hong Kong last year, but the session petered out because of bad weather."There was too much commuting between where we were staying and where we were recording and it was a bit too hot. I think that's why we didn't get it finished," Albarn says. Though that sounds pretty lame and may leave some fans skeptical, it is in line with what the singer told Rolling Stone back in February when he said, "There is [new Blur] material, but I can't foresee us in the near future being in a position to finish it. We're just all doing other stuff." Despite this lack of urgency, Albarn at the time called Blur "a big part of my life. I'll never abandon the spirit of it ever. It's kind of in me." Perhaps Albarn will reconsider after he's had a little downtime; a year ago, he told The Wall Street Journal that Blur would hit the studio following the release of his then-upcoming debut solo album, Everyday Robots.Ironically, all that's left to complete on the Blur album is Albarn's part -- the words. He tells NME, "The annoying thing is, if I'd been able to write the lyrics there and then about being there, we'd have finished the record. But sometimes, if you can't do it all at once, it dissipates...I don't know what I'd sing about now with that record. There's some great tunes on there, but it may just be one of those records that never comes out."Stay tuned, Blur fans.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

New Video for Linkin Park's "Final Masquerade" Streaming Now; Singer Chester Ben


Image Courtesy Porsche DesignLinkin Park's latest video is for "Final Masquerade" and it's streaming online now. The clip is currently available on MTV's site, but eventually will appear on the band's official YouTube channel."Final Masquerade" features a graphic landscape more colorful than the majority of the band's videos from their most recent album, The Hunting Party, but the message isn't any lighter: the video shows apocalyptic scenes, death, sorrow and outrage.On a lighter note, Linkin Park's singer, Chester Bennington, is offering t-shirts from his Porsche Design clothing line as prizes on a new Facebook contest. Also up for grabs are signed copies of The Hunting Party, and between now and August 4, the first 200 people to purchase anything from Bennington's clothing line will receive a special edition Linkin Park bonus CD for free. Head over to Porsche Design's Facebook page for details.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

Watch Lollapalooza Without Leaving Your Living Room


Lollapalooza celebrates its tenth anniversary this weekend and you don't have to go to Chicago to see it. The festival organizers are streaming dozens of performances -- more than 200 hours worth in all -- and making them available for free online.  Lollapalooza.redbull.tv has the full schedule of performances to be streamed, but here are some highlights; all start times are Central time:8/1  -- 5 p.m. -- Interpol8/1  -- 6 p.m. -- Chvrches8/1  -- 7 p.m. -- Lorde8/1 -- 8:30 p.m. -- Arctic Monkeys8/2  -- 4 p.m. -- Vance Joy8/2  -- 7 p.m. -- Foster the People8/2  -- 8:15 p.m. -- Outkast8/3 -- 3:15 p.m. -- Bleachers8/3  -- 4 p.m. -- Cage the Elephant8/3  -- 8:30 p.m. -- Kings of Leon

Second Installment of Led Zeppelin Reissue Campaign Arriving in October


Atlantic/Swan SongThe Led Zeppelin reissue campaign will continue this fall, when the band releases remastered and expanded versions of their fourth and fifth studio albums, 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy.  The deluxe sets, which will hit stores on October 28, will include bonus discs featuring previously unreleased mixes and studio outtakes.As with the first installment of the reissue series, which came out in June, the new releases will be available in a variety of formats.  These include a single CD version; a deluxe edition, which boasts the "companion" audio disc; vinyl versions of those two packages; and a Super Deluxe Boxed Set, which contains the album and the companion audio, both on CD and vinyl, plus an 80-page book of rare and unseen photos, a digital download of the music, and a high-quality print of the original album cover.  The reissues are available for pre-order now at LedZeppelin.com.Led Zeppelin IV, which also sometimes is referred to as the "Runes" album or "Zoso," topped the Billboard 200 upon its 1971 release and went on to sell 23 million copies in the U.S., making it the third most-successful album ever in the country.  Among the many classic songs featured on the record are "Stairway to Heaven," "Rock and Roll," "Black Dog," "Misty Mountain Hop," and "Going to California."  The companion disc included with the deluxe reissue of the album feature alternate mixes of all eight tracks.Houses of the Holy also reached #1 on the Billboard album tally, and has sold more than 11 million copies since its 1973 release.  Among the well-known Zeppelin tunes on the track list are "Over the Hills and Far Away," "Dancing Days," "The Song Remains the Same," and the reggae-influenced "D'yer Mak'er."  Alternate and/or rough mixes of seven of the record's eight songs are featured on the reissued version's companion disc.Here's a rundown of all the "companion audio" you'll get with the Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy reissues:Led Zeppelin IV: Companion Audio Disc"Black Dog" -- Basic Track with Guitar Overdubs"Rock and Roll" -- Alternate Mix"The Battle of Evermore" -- Mandolin/Guitar Mix from Headley Grange"Stairway to Heaven" -- Sunset Sound Mix"Misty Mountain Hop" -- Alternate Mix"Four Sticks" -- Alternate Mix"Going to California" -- Mandolin/Guitar Mix"When the Levee Breaks" -- Alternate UK Mix Houses of the Holy: Companion Audio Disc"The Song Remains the Same" -- Guitar Overdub Reference Mix"The Rain Song" -- Mix Minus Piano"Over the Hills and Far Away" -- Guitar Mix Backing Track"The Crunge" -- Rough Mix - Keys Up "Dancing Days" -- Rough Mix with Vocal"No Quarter" -- Rough Mix with John Paul Jones Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal"The Ocean" -- Working MixFollow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Courtney Love Glad to Be Out of "Actor Jail," Hedges About Hole Reunion


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionCourtney Love is back acting, and couldn't be happier about it. As previously reported, the singer will appear on the FX series Sons of Anarchy in a recurring role as a preschool teacher named Ms. Harrison, a tip of the hat to Love's birth name, Courtney Michelle Harrison. She tells the Philippine Daily Inquirer, "I thank [show creator] Kurt Sutter for taking a chance on me, bailing me out of actor jail, as we call it. It takes a showrunner like Kurt to have the balls to do that. It’s now up to me to make it."Courtney says that although it's been a long time since she's acted, she didn't miss it "until 2012, when I saw a Sean Penn indie movie. I went to his agent and...I was like, 'How do I get back into this business?'" She says that getting back in the saddle is "about being relentless [though] not to the point of rudeness; you have to have the mojo to just get up, dust yourself off."Her first take for Sons of Anarchy after such a long absence wasn't quite the success she'd been hoping for. "My first time to act in 11 years, I choked on the first master take. I just choked. I was trembling. I thank God I was across from someone as good as Katey Sagal. She hugged me and I got into her vibe. Every take got better and better. I don’t choke, man! And I choked! And I am not on anything."Music-wise, Hole fans might be in for a disappointment; while Love doesn't completely rule out a reunion, she says, "I don’t want to get on the oldies circuit. I don’t need to do that for money. I want to put out music that is relevant today."Earlier this year, Love made headlines by publicly revealing that she and former Hole band mates had been playing together; she later told the U.K.s Telegraph that the band members "may have made out but there is no talk of marriage...It’s very frail, nothing might happen, and now the band are all flipping out with me [for speaking publicly]."Sons of Anarchy is scheduled to premiere September 9 on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Courtney Love Recites Poem, Plays Surprise Song at NYC Show


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionAngela McCluskey fans got a big surprise last night when Courtney Love hopped onstage at the singer/songwriter's show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.Love -- who's been spotted at McCluskey shows in the past -- sat in the back of the tiny room for most of the performance, at one point calling out, "Amazing!" at the end of a song. Toward the close of McCluskey's set, Love was summoned to the stage, where she recited a Charles Baudelaire poem and ripped into Hole's "Never Go Hungry," accompanying herself on acoustic guitar and receiving a little support from pianist Paul Cantelon, who plays with McCluskey in Wild Colonials. McCluskey's fans were overwhelmingly enthusiastic in their response to Love's performance.  For her part, Courtney told ABC News Radio after the show that Angela McCluskey has "amazing talent."  "I love her!" Love gushed. "She sings like an angel!" The feeling is mutual; McCluskey was obviously thrilled to have Love crash her show and was beaming as she made the introduction.McCluskey is doing a Monday night residency in the tiny basement room at the Rockwood Music Hall, with three shows scheduled for both August and September.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jack White Wants to Record in Space


Image Courtesy Third Man RecordsAs previously reported, Jack White recently made the World's Fastest-Released Record back in April by recording and pressing a 7-inch version of new song "Lazaretto" in an old-fashioned recording booth at his studio in Nashville. Now the former White Stripes frontman has his sights set on a loftier goal -- he'd like to record in outer space.In an interview with The Tennessean, White reveals, "One of the big projects we've been working on for a while is the first record in space." The singer admits it's "been a long-going project" but says he's "coming close to it."White doesn't divulge further details -- Would he bring other musicians? Would he take the recording booth with him? -- but calls the idea "a nice long term goal to attach to, because it sort of means everything and means nothing at the same time." He acknowledges, "I've always worked to finding really deep meaning and also at the same time having it covered in sugar, so it can be taken two or three different ways," using as an example his work with White Stripes, in which he and band mate Meg White played serious blues rock while wearing clothes and decorating stages and album covers in only three colors, for no relevant reason.Jack White wraps up the first leg of his tour this weekend in Toronto. The tour picks up again in two weeks, in Kansas City, Missouri.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

Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Welcomes Baby Boy


Wind Up RecordsEvanescence singer Amy Lee is now a mom. Lee posted an Instagram photo of her snuggling with her newborn son in the hospital, with the caption, "Our little cub, Jack Lion Hartzler, is here."She added, "I have never known the depths of my heart till now. The world just exploded into technicolor."Lee's manager tells People.com the singer and her husband, therapist Josh Hartzler, welcomed their new baby on Thursday, July 24th.Little Jack was born at 7:51 a.m., weighing in at seven pounds and 13 ounces and measuring 21 inches long.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

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


Image Courtesy Third Man RecordsJack White has taken a lot of heat recently for his sour expression in a widely circulated photo of him attending last Tuesday's Cubs-Padres game at Chicago's Wrigley Field.He'll be in a different ballpark next Tuesday night, and not just as a spectator.  Via Twitter, White's Third Man Records announced Friday afternoon that the musician has been tapped to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the July 29 Tigers-White Sox game at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit.The tweet also said that Third Man Records will be present at Comerica from 4 to 7 p.m. that day.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Beastie Boys Mural to Be Painted This Weekend at "Paul's Boutique" Storefront in


Phil AndelmanBeastie Boys fans will forever think of the storefront at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington streets in Manhattan as the place featured on the cover of the group's 1989 classic Paul's Boutique, which celebrated its 25th anniversary on Friday.To mark the album's milestone, New York artist Danielle Mastrion will paint a mural honoring the Beasties outside the Wolfnights sandwich shop currently at that Lower East Side intersection, reports Brokelyn.  She's scheduled to begin her work at 11 a.m. Saturday, and according to Beastie Boys advocate LeRoy McCarthy, Mastrion will paint until she's finished.Recently, McCarthy led a campaign to have the Ludlow-Rivington intersection named Beastie Boys Square, but a community board nixed that proposal in March.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Courtney Love Sheds Light on Forthcoming Kurt Cobain Biopic


Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionCourtney Love would rather not be the one to decide who gets to portray her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, in a forthcoming biopic she says will begin filming "within the next year or so.""Let's leave that to the agents," she recently told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.  "I have great agents now.  But I will have a say in it."Love says others who were close to Cobain also will have a say in how the biopic turns out.  There's his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as well as former band mates Kurt Novoselic and Dave Grohl, "if [the film] touches on Nirvana -- and it will," Love adds.According to Love, she's received performance reels from Creative Artists Agency that feature lots of "blond, gorgeous" men in their mid-20s."I won't name names because I don't want to jinx it for anyone," she adds.  "Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Avenged Sevenfold Pauses During Colorado Performance for Onstage Marriage Propos


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

Slipknot's Latest Creepy Album Teaser Posted Online


Image Courtesy Bobby TongsThe first and second teasers for Slipknot's new album contained creepy images, and so does the third teaser, which the band posted this week on YouTube.The fast-moving, slightly NSFW, 15-second clip is very dark, and there doesn't appear to be a severed ear this time around.  Other body parts are prominently featured, however, most notably a woman's bare breasts.Stay tuned for more teasers and, we hope, some new info about the forthcoming Slipknot album.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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


Image Courtesy Chris M. JuniorWhen Jason Newsted was still Metallica's bassist, he tried to get his Echobrain side project off the ground, but it was reportedly frowned upon by frontman James Hetfield.There appears to be more freedom these days within the Metallica camp to pursue outside interests, as current bassist Robert Trujillo will be reviving his band Mass Mental? later this summer for two concerts.Tickets for the first Mass Mental? show, taking place August 26 at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California, are on sale now through TicketWeb.com.The other concert is set for September 6 in Markneukirchen, Germany, as part of Warwick Open Day 2014.Mass Mental? began as a Trujillo side project in the late 1990s, when he was still a member of Suicidal Tendencies.  He became Metallica's bassist after Newsted departed in 2001.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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


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

Kid Rock Subpoenaed in Sexual-Harassment Case Against Insane Clown Posse


Image Courtesy Clay Patrick McBrideA phallic glass sex toy given to Kid Rock years ago by a former Insane Clown Posse employee is about to become a key piece of evidence in an ongoing sexual-harassment lawsuit against the rap-metal group.On Monday, Michigan's Rasor Law Firm, which is representing plaintiff Andrea Pellegrini, filed a subpoena giving Rock 14 days to produce the item in question, reports the Detroit Free Press.Co-defendant Dan Diamond, who worked for Insane Clown Posse and the group's Psychopathic Records, testified Friday in Las Vegas that he tried giving the glass object to then co-worker Pellegrini.  When she refused it, Diamond subsequently gave the item to Rock.Pellegrini, a publicist and in-house attorney at ICP's label for three years, filed a 17-page lawsuit against ICP in September 2013, alleging wrongful termination and harassment, among other claims.  Her lawsuit makes specific reference to an incident that occurred on or around July 16, 2012, when Diamond, with two other Insane Clown Posse employees present, allegedly attempted to give Pellegrini a gift, which turned out to be a clear dildo he removed from a velvet bag.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