Nickelback Scores Eighth Number-One Single, Moves Up New Album's Release Date


Image Courtesy of Republic RecordsNickelback's politically-charged single, "Edge of a Revolution," has landed at number one at Active Rock, marking the eighth number-one Active Rock single for the band. "Edge of a Revolution" is the first single off Nickelback's eighth studio album, No Fixed Address."Obviously we'll never get confused with a political band, but people are just so pissed off with what's going on around them that if there is some organized and peaceful civil disobedience against things that are criminal and unfair, I don't see a problem with that," says guitarist  Ryan Peake of "Edge of a Revolution." "This song is ultimately positive but also, more importantly, begging for people to participate."In other Nickelback news, the band has cut the wait time for the No Fixed Address release by 24 hours. The new album will now be released on November 17, one day earlier than the previously announced release 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

The Angels and Airwaves Animated Film Now Has a Trailer


Image Courtesy of Johnny BuzzerioThe forthcoming project from Angels and Airwaves, The Dream Walker, is not just a new album -- it's live-action film, a comic book and an animated short film. All aspects of this ambitious undertaking will help tell the story of Poet Anderson, a fictional character created by Tom DeLonge and his AVA band mate, Ilan Rubin. We now have a first glimpse at the project beyond the album with the trailer for the animated film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which premiered on Indiewire.The trailer, which is set to music from the upcoming album, features young protagonist Poet meeting "The Dream Walker," which allows him to blur the lines between dreams and reality. That blurring results in monsters, explosions and fighting with an umbrella.Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker premieres at the Toronto International Short Film Festival in November. It will be released online on December 9. The Dream Walker album is also due out in December.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 Announce Special Guests for August 29 Wrigley Field Show


Photo: Steve GullickFoo Fighters have now announced the Windy City-centric lineup of guests who'll be performing with them at their August 29 show at Chicago's Wrigley Field.The concert will feature the Foos, as well as a variety of bands who illustrate Chicago's musical heritage: Urge Overkill, Naked Raygun -- the first band Dave Grohl ever saw in concert -- and Cheap Trick.  Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen appears in the Foos' Sonic Highways HBO series and on their new album.  He also performed with them on The Late Show with David Letterman during last week's Foos residency.Tickets for the Chicago show will go on sale Monday, October 27 at 10 a.m. CT at Cubs.com/Foo.The first episode of Foo Fighters' HBO series Sonic Highways focused on Chicago.  The series had its premiere at a place called The Cubby Bear, across from Wrigley Field.  That's where Grohl saw that Naked Raygun show, all those years ago.The Chicago date will be part of the Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways World Tour. They've yet to announce a complete list of U.S. dates. The Sonic Highways album is due out November 10.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

Jeremy Spencer's Autobiography Hits Top Ten on "New York Times" Celebrities Best


Image Courtesy of Harper CollinsJeremy Spencer, drummer and co-founder of Five Finger Death Punch, can now add "New York Times Best-Selling Author" to his resume. His autobiography, Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem, has hit the top ten on The New York Times Celebrities Best Sellers list."I’ve received dozens of messages sharing how my story has inspired others to seek help or stay clean. Had it even been just one person who was affected positively, that would have been reason enough to write it," Spencer says in a statement. "Believe me, the last thing I ever thought was that I would be a best-selling author. I’m humbled and truly grateful.”                                   Other authors on the list include Crosby, Stills & Nash's Graham Nash and actors Tina Fey and Billy Crystal.5FDP is currently on tour through an October 28 stop in Broomfield, Colorado.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

Kasabian, Johnny Marr and Pink Floyd Win "Q" Awards


Image Courtesy of Columbia RecordsThe 2014 Q Awards winners have been announced, and Kasabian went home big winners. The band won two impressively titled awards -- Best Live Act and Best Act in the World Today."We're invincible," the band said backstage after winning their awards.Other winners included Johnny Marr who was given the Gibson Les Paul Award, which "salutes innovation, artistry and inspiration in guitar playing," and Pink Floyd who won the Classic Album award for Dark Side of the Moon.The Q Awards are hosted annually by the British publication Q magazine. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ceremony.You can view all the winners on the Q website.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

ShipRocked Lineup Includes Limp Bizkit, Black Label Society, Metal Allegiance an


Image Courtesy of ShipRockedLimp Bizkit will headline the 2015 edition of ShipRocked. Chevelle, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Andrew W.K, metal supergroup Metal Allegiance -- featuring Philip Anselmo, Scott Ian, Gary Holt and members of Anthrax, Megadeth and The Winery Dogs -- and and many more will also play the rock cruise, which is now in its sixth year."It'll be a blast to rejoin my fellow bad*ss Metal Allegiance compatriots on ShipRocked 2015,” says Anselmo in a statement. “Expect more blasts from the past, plus some killer musicians amongst the awesome atmosphere of jamming on the water! Come out and jam with us!"ShipRocked 2015 will sail roundtrip between the Port of Miami and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from February 2-6. There will also be a ShipRocked Super Sail Away Pre-Party, which will feature Chevelle's only ShipRocked performance.You can buy tickets and view the entire ShipRocked lineup on the event's website.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 Trailer for New Documentary "R.E.M. by MTV"


Image Courtesy of Anton CorbijnR.E.M. and MTV have a special relationship, beyond their affinity for acronyms. That relationship will be chronicled in an upcoming 6-disc DVD collection called I Want My REMTV. Included in the collection is the feature-length documentary R.E.M. by MTV. On Wednesday, R.E.M. released a trailer for the documentary on their YouTube page."We just wanted to get in a van and see the U.S., like Jack Kerouac did," frontman Michael Stipe says in the trailer.I Want My REMTV will be released on November 24. R.E.M. by MTV will premiere simultaneously on VH1 Classic and Palladia in November.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

Initial SXSW Lineup Announced, Includes Scott Weiland and Ben Kweller


Image Courtesy of SXSW FestivalIt's time to start planning for South by Southwest. The giant Austin, TX festival has announced its initial lineup, which includes Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts, Ben Kweller, and many more.Though known primarily as an outlet for new bands to make their mark on the music world, SXSW also hosts many already-established acts. SXSW 2015, the 29th edition of the festival, will take place March 17 through March 22.The SXSW 2014 lineup included Phantogram, Bleachers, and Primus' Les Claypool.You can see the complete initial 2015 lineup on the SXSW website.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

Blue October Releasing Live CD/DVD, Documentary Through PledgeMusic


Image Courtesy of Zayra AlvarezBlue October is teaming up with PledgeMusic to release their currently untitled live CD/DVD. The band will also be releasing a long-in-the-works documentary via the campaign.In addition to pledging for the live album/film and the documentary, you also have a chance to pledge for an exclusive t-shirt, an autographed poster, and your name in the CD's credits, among many other options.This isn't the first time Blue October has joined forces with PledgeMusic. In 2013, they used the platform to fund their album, Sway. That project was the largest U.S.-based campaign ever for PledgeMusic.  The live CD/DVD is set to ship September 2015, while the documentary will come a couple months later, in early 2016.Blue October will be touring North America starting November 12 Silver Spring, MD and concluding December 31 in Houston, TX.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

Weezer Is Asking Fans to Pick New Single


Image Courtesy of Emily ShurWeezer would like you to choose their next career move.In a Facebook poll, the band asks fans to choose which song off their new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, should be their next single."How much do you think each of these 3 songs would help Weezer long-term, if released as the next single?" the poll asks. The options are "Ain't Got Nobody," "Da Vinci" and "Go Away." Fans are told to rate the songs on a scale of one -- "least helpful single to Weezer" -- to five -- "most helpful single to Weezer."Weezer's first single from Everything Will Be Alright in the End was "Back to the Shack," which was presumably rated "most helpful single to Weezer" by all the members of the band.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Gavin Rossdale Wanted to Prove He "Brought Back Bush for Good" with New Album


Image Courtesy of Joseph LlanesBush released their new album, Man on the Run, earlier this week -- just three years after the band's 2011 comeback record, The Sea of Memories. Given that The Sea of Memories was released 10 years after its predecessor, 2001's Golden State, three years is a pretty short turnaround for Gavin Rossdale and company."I wanted to consolidate and to show everyone that I brought Bush back for good for a while," Rossdale tells ABC News Radio of the new album's quick turnaround.As part of the band's comeback, Bush has naturally been playing a lot more concerts together, and Rossdale wanted the thrill of the live show to impact the sound of Man on the Run."I also wanted to capitalize on the energy that I've felt from playing live so much. We did so many shows the last couple of years," he says. "So I wanted a record that really felt as powerful and as wide and as big as you get on those lovely, big stages with lovely, big crowds that are happy to see you."The album's single, "The Only Way Out," is perhaps a bit more upbeat and lighter than Bush fans might be used to, but Rossdale felt it was a good entry point into Man on the Run and the record's darker moments. Plus, the positive message behind "The Only Way Out" meshes with Rossdale's own personal philosophies."I like having a record that has gravity, and it has depth to it -- from my perspective -- but I don't like it to be dour, I don't like it to be negative, and I don't like there to be literally no way out," he says. "I've always liked the way of Hollywood movies and how somehow in the third act the guy finds a way through. I sort of believe in that, and I believe in that sort of 'blind hope' thing."Even if "The Only Way Out" is a bit lighter the band's previous output, the single, and Man on the Run as a whole, maintains that signature Bush sound, while also mixing new elements into the music. "I completely had a very, very clear aesthetic that I wanted," Rossdale says. "Pawn shop guitars, vintage amps, vintage drums, more quirky drums, and using the electronics, which I use a lot of, but in a way to make them sound like I did them in my garage."It's that light-handed mixture of the guitar riffs that Bush is known for and electronics that Rossdale thinks differentiates Man on the Run from other modern rock albums."I just wanted [Man on the Run] to be interesting, and I wanted it to be something different and to form a hybrid," he says. "I don't like fusion food -- a lot of the times it's 'confusion food' -- and I don't necessarily like mixing too many genres together. I hope I found a way to make an interesting rock record. That if you like other styles of music you'd come to that record and be like, 'OK, this is interesting.'" 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

Pearl Jam Surprises Fans by Playing "Yield" Album in Full at Milwaukee Concert


Image Courtesy of Danny ClinchAt their concert Monday night in Milwaukee, Peal Jam played their 1998 album Yield from beginning to end.  The band gave no prior indication that they would perform the album in full; however, according to the official Pearl Jam message board, they walked out to the one-minute song "Red Dot," which is the eighth track on Yield.Peal Jam tweeted a photo of the set list as proof that they did perform Yield in full.The Yield recreation started with the fifth song on the set list.  The band then proceeded to play the record in its entirety, skipping only the aforementioned "Red Dot."  "Hummus," the hidden track on Yield, served as Pearl Jam's walk-off music.In addition to the Yield surprise, Pearl Jam also played a cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" to celebrate the rocker's 64th birthday and a rendition of The Who's classic "Baba O'Riley" with Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen.  Nielsen also joined The Foo Fighters for a couple of that band's performances last week on The Late Show with David Letterman.Over the weekend, Pearl Jam played their 1996 album No Code in full during their show in Moline, Illinois.  The next stop on the band's schedule is Denver on Wednesay.  Perhaps they will continue the trend and play 2000's Binaural in its entirety for that show.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 Schedule Intimate Washington, D.C. Gig


Image Courtesy of RCA RecordsFoo Fighters will host an intimate concert and screening of the second Sonic Highways episode on Friday, October 24 at the Black Cat in Dave Grohl's former hometown of Washington, D.C. Tickets will only be sold at the venue starting today at 6 pm ET.Foo Fighters' documentary series Sonic Highways premiered last week on HBO. The series follows the Foos across the country as they record their new album of the same name. Sonic Highways the album will be released on November 10.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

Smashing Pumpkins Release New Song, "Being Beige"


Credit: Martha's MusicSmashing Pumpkins' new song, "Being Beige," might not have the most exciting title, but Billy Corgan makes up for that with a big, evocative chorus.The track is the first to appear from the Pumpkins' upcoming album, Monuments to an Elegy.  It starts with a minimalist approach before Corgan launches into the chorus accompanied by the full band -- featuring Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee -- as he sings the line, "The world's on fire" over and over again."People always ask me to explain songs, and honestly I can't," Corgan tells Rolling Stone of "Being Beige." "But if there's honesty in this lyric, it's that there's something amiss in our cosmos. Yet still, we must love."Monuments to an Elegy will be released on December 9. It is the first of two planned upcoming albums from Smashing Pumpkins, the other being Day for Night, which is due out in 2015.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 Announce Concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field


Photo: Steve GullickThe Foo Fighters will rock Wrigley Field in Chicago next summer.The band has announced it will stage a concert at the home of the Chicago Cubs on August 29, 2015. Tickets will go on sale this Monday at 10 a.m. local time. For more info, you can visit Cubs.com/Foo.The date will be part of the Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways World Tour. They've yet to announce a complete list of U.S. dates.The band performed at the Chicago venue The Cubby Bear last Friday night to celebrate the premiere of their new HBO documentary series, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways.The Sonic Highways album is due out November 10.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

P.O.D. to Release First All-Acoustic Album, SoCal Sessions; Announce New Studio


T-Boy Records/Universal Music EnterprisesP.O.D. has a new record label and a new sound. The band has signed with T-Boy Records and Universal Music Enterprises, and their first release under the new partnership will be the first unplugged album, titled SoCal Sessions.Set to drop November 17, SoCal Sessions features 12 newly-recorded acoustic versions of some of P.O.D.'s biggest hits, including "Youth of the Nation" and "Alive." The album follows Sevendust's Time Travelers & Bonfires, which was released early this year, as another all-unplugged album from a band known for their heavy riffs.For P.O.D. fans who crave the their heavy, electric sound, the band has also announced they've begun writing their ninth studio album. The currently-untitled album of all new original songs will be released in 2015. P.O.D.'s last studio album was 2012's Murdered Love.Here is the track list for SoCal Sessions:"Panic ‘n Run""Will You""Youth of a Nation""No Ordinary Love Song""Strength of My Life""Alive""Higher""It Can't Rain Every Day""Lost in Forever""I'll Be Ready""Beautiful""Set Your Eyes to Zion"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

Aerosmith's Joe Perry Says He Wanted New Memoir to Be as "Equal as Possible" Abo


Image Courtesy of Simon & SchusterAerosmith guitarist Joe Perry released a new memoir titled Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith earlier this month, and he's wrapping up a book-signing tour in support of the tome tonight in Los Angeles.  In Rocks, Perry charts his journey from a guitar-obsessed teenager to becoming a driving force in one of America's greatest rock bands, while delving into many of the triumphs and low points he experienced along the way.A large part of the book is dedicated to Joe's complicated and often contentious relationship with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.  Perry tells ABC News that while he did include a lot of negative aspects of his dealings with Tyler, he also wanted to give a balanced account of their history together."I didn't want to have this be like a 'well, he did this and he did that' [story]," says Joe.  "I wanted it to be as equal as possible [and] take responsibility for my end of the down sides of things, but also…let people know that for all the times when they would focus on the ups and downs of Steven's and my relationship, there was also a lot of good times in there."Perry also explains that he decided not to shy away from writing about incidents that might cast himself in a negative light."You go…'do I want to put that in the book and have people know that side of me, that I kind of like slipped or…I'm responsible for…the down side of that?" he notes.  "And, of course, the answer's 'yes,'…because I felt I had to be as open as possible with this and let as much truth out there as possible, to let people know my side of the story."The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says he considers Rocks "an up book," pointing out that it shows that Aerosmith is "still able to work out all those problems" it's faced through the years.Meanwhile, Perry maintains that his decision to write a book about the history of Aerosmith now doesn't mean that's the end of the band's story."I'm here to say the band is not breaking up," he declares.  "We have plans for touring next year, things like that, so...I just wanted to get a lot of the things out up 'til now."That being said, Perry admits that he and his band mates realize as the years pass that there's a finite amount of time left for Aerosmith."We don't know how much longer it's gonna go," he notes.  "Like, during this last tour, [drummer] Joey [Kramer] had problems with his heart, and we didn't know what was gonna happen with that.  I mean, we're all at that age where things like that can happen."  Kramer inevitably was able to return to the group before the end of the tour.  As Perry points out, "10 days later, he was back on the throne flailing like he was 10 years younger."Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Coldplay Announces Release Date for "Ghost Stories Live 2014"


Image Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsColdplay's new concert film and live album, Ghost Stories Live 2014, will be released November 24 on CD/DVD and digital formats. Shot in Los Angeles by Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale, the film documents the band's intimate March 2014 performance of Ghost Stories two month's prior to the album's release."The Ghost Stories show at Sony Studios was a very special moment for our band," says Chris Martin in a statement. "The magic theatre built by our incredible crew with the 360 screens was literally a dream come true. And it was the first time anyone outside of our studio had heard the new songs. This film is basically our original vision for the Ghost Stories album."The accompanying live album will feature audio recorded from Coldplay's shows shows in London, Sydney, Paris, Cologne, New York and Los Angeles during the band's 2014 tour.The package also includes eight music videos, including the extended director's cut of the "Magic" video and two new films for B-sides "All Your Friends" and "Ghost Story."Parts of Ghost Stories Live 2014 aired in the US and UK in May 2014 as the "Coldplay TV Special," and the film has already been nominated for Best Live Coverage at this year's UK Music Video Awards.Here is the full track list for the Ghost Stories Live 2014 DVD/CD:DVD"Always in My Head""Magic""Ink""True Love""Midnight""Another's Arms""Oceans""A Sky Full Of Stars""O"Music videos"Midnight""Magic" (Extended Director's Cut)"A Sky Full of Stars""True Love""Ink" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)"All Your Friends""Ghost Story""Always in My Head" (Artwork Animation)Alternate Live Takes"Always in My Head""Oceans"CD"Always in My Head" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)                                                   "Magic" (Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney)                                                                                             "Ink" (Live at Le Casino de Paris, Paris)                                                                                         "True Love" (Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney)                                        "Midnight" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)                                        "Another's Arms" (Live at the Beacon Theatre, New York)                                                                   "Oceans" (Live at E-Werk, Cologne)"A Sky Full of Stars" (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London)"O" (Live at Royce Hall, Los Angeles)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

Slash Explains Why Corey Taylor Wasn't Right for Velvet Revolver


Image Courtesy of Bobby TongsEver since Scott Weiland left Velvet Revolver in 2008, the band has been looking for a new lead singer. It turns out that Slipknot's Corey Taylor almost got the gig."The closest [Velvet Revolver got to replacing Weiland] would have to be Corey," Slash said at a Q&A session with Rolling Stone Australia. "Everybody was rallying for him, and I love Corey to death."However, Slash felt that Corey's singing style ultimately did not mesh with what the band wanted to do."You know how Corey sings, it's a very macho kind of thing," he said. "But it didn't have certain elements that I thought it needed, so we just didn't go down that path."You can view the entire Q&A session on Rolling Stone Australia's YouTube page.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 End "Late Show" Residency with Top Ten List, Performance of New Sin


Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSFoo Fighters ended their week-long stay at CBS' Late Show Friday night by presenting a Top Ten list and performing their just-released single from their new album, Sonic Highways.The Top Ten list, presented by all five members of the band, ran down the items they "would like to say after spending a week at the Late Show." The funniest lines came from guitarist Pat Smear. When he remarked the Late Show is "not a bad place to be quarantined," referring to the Ebola epidemic, Letterman quipped, "When you were a kid, did you get teased about 'Pat Smear'?" Smear, whose birth name is Georg Albert Ruthenberg, nodded his head and gave a thumbs-down sign.Later on in the Top Ten list, Smear said to Late Show announcer Alan Kalter, "I'll miss you, Alan." Both men then gave each other affectionate looks.The Foo Fighters closed the show by performing their new single, "Something for Nothing," with Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen. Nielsen also appears on the Sonic Highways recording of the track.All week, the Foo Fighters collaborated with special guests on the Late Show, including Nielsen twice, Zac Brown, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Tony Joe White.The band was promoting their new HBO series, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, which premiered Friday, and their Sonic Highways album, which will be released November 10.The Foos taped Friday's Late Show appearance in advance. Around the time it aired on the East Coast, they were performing at The Cubby Bear in Chicago for a concert that was streamed on HBO's Facebook page.Here's the list of the "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like to Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show": 10. We agreed to be here because we thought Dave was dying. 9. Big "thank you" to the dozens of people watching. 8. So far no mention of us getting paid. 7. All in all, not a bad place to be quarantined. 6. Next week, catch us on Judge Judy. 5. I never got to plug my cookbook. 4. Every staffer here asked me for weed. 3. Not every Top Ten list is a winner. 2. I'll miss you, Alan. 1. And we thought we were dysfunctional.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