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Blink-182 aiming to release new, song structure-defying material by "early summer," says Mark Hoppus

ABC Digital  ·  April 15, 2019

ABC/Paula LoboBlink-182 has been working on a new album, the follow-up to 2016’s California. Speaking to ABC Radio, bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus says the punk trio is trying to expand beyond the Blink formula and experiment with “traditional song structures.” “We’re trying to get away from picking up an acoustic guitar and starting a song that […] Read More

Megadeth's David Ellefson releasing solo album "Sleeping Giants" alongside upcoming book

ABC Digital  ·  April 12, 2019

Combat RecordsMegadeth bassist David Ellefson has announced his debut solo album. Titled Sleeping Giants, the record is described a companion piece to Ellefson’s upcoming memoir, More Life with Deth. The album arrives July 5, while the book will be released July 16. A number of guests are featured on Sleeping Giants, including Alter Bridge‘s Mark […] Read More

Godsmack's Sully Erna guests on new Stitched Up Heart song, "Lost"

ABC Digital  ·  April 12, 2019

Frank Hoensch/RedfernsGodsmack frontman Sully Erna lends his vocals to a new song from Stitched Up Heart. That track is called “Lost,” and is available now for digital download. “I just think he put a really cool spin on this song,” lead vocalistĀ Alecia “Mixi” Demner tellsĀ Billboard of Erna’s contribution. “His take on the bridge portion is […] Read More

311 announces new album, "Voyager"; listen to two new tracks now

ABC Digital  ·  April 12, 2019

Credit: Brian Bowen Smith311‘s next album has a title and release date. The 13th studio effort from the Omaha reggae-rockers is called Voyager, and will arrive on June 28. To kick things off, 311 has released not one, but two new tracks from the upcoming record. Both songs have fittingly chill titles — “Good Feeling” […] Read More

A petition to name black hole after Chris Cornell is now online

ABC Digital  ·  April 12, 2019

ABC/Randy HolmesAfter scientists shared the first ever image of a black hole, a petition has been launched to name the astronomical phenomenon after the late Chris Cornell. When the photo was first published, many likened the image, which shows a bright orange circle against a black background, to the cover of Soundgarden‘s 1994 album Superunknown. […] Read More

Five Finger Death Punch shares new version of "Blue on Black" cover featuring Brian May, Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd

ABC Digital  ·  April 12, 2019

Prospect Park Five Finger Death Punch‘s cover of Kenny Wayne Shepherd‘s 1997 blues rock hit “Blue on Black” now has some extra star power. The Las Vegas metallers have shared a new version of the track, featuring guitar heroics from Queen legend Brian May, as well as guest vocals from country star Brantley Gilbert and […] Read More

Andy Black tells his origin story & explores the "dichotomy of being home" in "The Ghost of Ohio"

ABC Digital  ·  April 12, 2019

Credit: Josh ShultzBlack Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack‘s new album The Ghost of Ohio, his second effort under his Andy Black solo moniker, is out today. As Biersack tells ABC Radio, the album, which will be accompanied by a comic book of the same name, explores the “dichotomy of being home,” and reflects on his […] Read More

Festival season is here: Coachella begins today

ABC Digital  ·  April 12, 2019

ABC/Paula LoboFestival season has officially begun: Coachella kicks off today. The first weekend of the iconic festival, held annually at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, is scheduled for April 12-14, while the second weekend takes place April 19-21. This year’s headliners include Tame Impala, rapper Childish Gambino and pop star Ariana Grande. The […] Read More

Of Mice & Men's Aaron Pauley undergoes surgery; band cancels more dates

ABC Digital  ·  April 11, 2019

Courtesy Rise RecordsAfter Of Mice & Men canceled a number of headlining tour dates due to an unspecified “medical emergency” earlier this week, the band has now revealed that vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley had to undergo “immediate surgery.” “The surgery was performed yesterday without incident, and the issue is currently being evaluated,” the Southern California metallers […] Read More

Megadeth to headline 2019 Psycho Las Vegas festival

ABC Digital  ·  April 11, 2019

Credit: Jeremy SafferMegadeth is headed to Sin City this summer to headline the 2019 Psycho Las Vegas festival, taking place August 16-18. The metal and punk-filled lineup also includes Opeth, Bad Religion, High on Fire, Clutch, Andrew W.K. and Mark Lanegan, among many more. Visit for ticket info. Megadeth had been scheduled to open […] Read More