NOFX is releasing an autobiography called The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories. It will be out in April, but pre-orders are now up.
NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the world’s most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and teenage failures—featuring the trademark NOFX sense of humor—the book also shares the ugliness and horror the band members experienced on the road to becoming DIY millionaires. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and pee…lots and lots...
SXSW’s response at first was simply to assure us that the public vote was only one part of the panel approval process and we wouldn’t be automatically disqualified if flooded with downvotes, which was nice but not my primary concern. My primary concern was that every time a shitstorm develops around a harassment target and lots of people start joining in the fun, gamified activity of mobbing the target increases the chances of it jumping out of the current venue into a more...
Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry has penned an article for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter newsletter. The full piece will be up tomorrow, but you can get it now if you sign up for the email list. Lauren's piece is about an abusive relationship she was once in. A small excerpt is below.
At the time, it felt like things changed slowly, like I woke up one day in a relationship and a reality that I did not recognize, but I’m sure the signs were there the whole time. When we met, he seemed charming. He was smart, passionate, creative, and caring. But after the first few months, he became increasingly paranoid, insecure, jealous, and depressed. Everything became my fault. I was careless. I was stupid....
Graham Isador, writing for Noisey, on friendship and jealousy when your pal finds success in the music industry.
"...I have watched my friend Frank Turner go from playing bars, to clubs, to arenas. He performed at the 2012 Olympic Ceremonies and has appeared on numerous late night talk shows...But I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t jealous of him. I know that being jealous of my friend kind of makes me an asshole, but it’s true.
Only took 10 years and two months, but the Bloodhound Gang have officially announced their follow up to 2005's Hefty Fine. Its Called Hard Off and is up for pre-order with a release date sometime in December.
Drake's "Hotline Bling" video debuted last week on Apple Music and seemed like it would push the single to be Drake's first ever solo #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (how crazy is it that he's never had one?), which he was very excited about. It turns out that Apple Music does not report video streams to the charts, and so the song remained at #2 behind The Weeknd's "The Hills." Even worse for Drake, Adele's new single "Hello" broke Vevo records upon it's debut and seems poised to debut at #1 off the strength of those views and strong digital sales. The last time Drake had a single this close to #1 was 2009; maybe it'll happen in 2021. (H/T Stereogum)
Hit the replies to check out a new music video from Grimes for "Flesh Without Blood/Life In The Vivid Dream." The tracks are taken from her upcoming album Art Angels, which is due out digitally on November 6th and physically on December 11th.
This week, I'll be having a track-by-track discussion with the Pentimento boys about their excellent new album, I, No Longer. You can leave any song-specific questions you might have for the band in the replies.
Panic! is Brendons band. I'm happy to be a part of it! But fans need to understand that my job in Panic! is to play bass. That's where my role in Panic! begins and ends. Bands evolve and they change. That will always be true. When that happens you can either evolve and change with it, or dismiss yourself from it. I LOVE my job with Panic! So I am choosing to evolve and keep having the best job in the world.