A video interview with Kevin Lyman can be found over at Billboard. Kevin talks about "how the Warped Tour and some of the bands he's worked with [...] have come full-circle from indie to major and back to indie again. Plus, he spoke about his new microbrew, the importance of monetization and getting "YouTubers" to play Warped."
Australian metalcore act Northlane are kicking off their first ever U.S. tour alongside Veil of Maya and Structures tomorrow night (dates are in the replies). To celebrate, we're giving away copy of their new CD, Singularity. Just leave a comment (one per user) on this post, and a winner will be drawn at random. Another chance to win can be found on Twitter.
Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy has apologized for the t-shirt he wore on the upcoming Victoria's Secret Fashion Show shoot. The shirt in question, which Hurley was dressed in by the show's costume department, featured the Japanese rising sun flag -- the flag was used by the Japanese in "the conquest and occupation of East Asia and during the war in the Pacific, it is considered offensive in South Korea and China where it is considered to be associated with Japanese militarism and imperialism." Andy posted on his Twitter account: "I take responsibility for wearing something so offensive. Iíll be sure to personally review costumes in advance in the future."
The newly-resurrected Fadeaway Records (Brand New, The Movielife) is teaming up with Enjoy the Ride Records to release Friends, compilation featuring over 30 previously unreleased songs. It will be available digitally and on limited edition 3xLP vinyl in February, with all proceeds going to cancer research. Details will be announced next month, but a teaser image with many familiar faces is in the replies. Who do you recognize?
If youíve got a concept album, go ahead and record it. If youíre only interested in selling a little, be my guest. But if you want to penetrate the consciousness of a large group of people and grow the pie, an album isnít working. Hell, itís not even working as a revenue model! Labels are no longer in the record business, theyíre in the star business. How to maximize the revenue of an individual or band in as many media as possible, in as many ways as possible. Yes, while you were bitching about piracy, your whole business model disappeared.
You put out these albums, and in almost every case, the...
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Christopher Minor of Time Will Tell has released a new lyric video for his first solo song called "The Watchful." It's in the replies. He will be releasing a short film music video for it in a few weeks.
From Indian Lakes have put up their stellar album, Able Bodies, on Bandcamp in the pay-what-you-want model. The band will be using the funds to complete a new music video. The special ends Tuesday at midnight - go grab my favorite album of 2012, and give them lots of money.
New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio's co-headlining tour is a proud display of the bands' staying power. The pair first toured together back in 1999 (alongside Face to Face and Saves the Day!). Although they've both grown a lot since then, they maintain the same youthful ferocity and passion. Along with H2O, the three groups have maintained their line-ups for years while continuing to satisfy their dedicated fan bases without any signs of slowing down, making this tour a great celebration of of unity and longevity.
On this week's episode of the podcast, Drew and I sat down to talk with Cyrus and Steve of New Found Glory. I can't even explain how great it was to have the guys on and how hilarious the conversation ended up being -- I know it seems like I say this every week, but this was one of my favorite episodes we've done yet. Hit the replies for the stream and download.
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I am pleased to announce the release of a limited edition vinyl repressing of Something Corporate's second and final full length album, North. The vinyl celebrates the 10 year anniversary of North's release and features a high quality 180 gram "Sky blue" single LP inside an "old school gatefold jacket". The sky blue vinyl will be available exclusively in the Andrew McMahon web store and retails for $24.99. The deluxe package which includes the vinyl, a Limited Edition Tee shirt, and postcard lithograph print autographed by the band will be available for $34.99.
Founding member of Third Eye Blind, guitarist Kevin Cadogan, has opened up about his time with the band in a recent interview with Hidden Track. Amongst the revelations, Cadogan states that album classic "Wounded" was originally cut from the album, and that he was in the process of being replaced before Blue was even written or recorded.
A Brand New fan contacted a ticket scalper that was asking for $250 for a ticket to the upcoming discography shows and told them it was wrong to charge such a high mark-up -- the scalper retailated by putting the fan's contact information on Craigslist to be bombarded by other fans looking for tickets. As I said on Twitter yesterday, it's now obviously getting to the point where not just fans are getting fucked over, but the goodwill bands have with fans continues to erode due to these situations. If it's the band's fault or not (and that debate can rage for years) ... it's very clear that fans are beginning to associate their frustration and discontentment with the bands themselves. ... read more
AWOLNATIONrecently announced a 2-CD limited edition deluxe version of Megalithic Symphony that releases on November 19th via Red Bull Records. We've partnered up to give away one of the premium packages. Here's how to win - from now through Monday the 18th 12:00PM CST post your favorite AWOL concert memory and Iíll pick my favorite one then. Full details for the package are in the replies. Happy playing!
Buzzfeed has posted a new listicle about some of our BFFs, entitled "21 Newer Bands You Should Definitely Check Out If You're Desperately Missing '90s and '00s Emo." Featuring the likes of Dads, Glocca Morra and even broken up bands like Snowing, and not much description, the list is a fine way to pat yourself on the back for being slightly ahead of Buzzfeed.
Folk singer Roy Harper has been charged with sexually abusing a girl from the age of 12. The 72-year-old is due before Hereford Magistrates' Court on Monday accused of nine counts of sexual assault. West Mercia Police said the offences are alleged to have been committed in Herefordshire between 1975 and 1977 and relate to one victim.
Yellowcard will be doing some more Ocean Avenue acoustic tour dates in early 2014.
Ocean Avenue Acoustic back out on the road! From January 16th until February 7th, 2014 we will be playing some of the cities we missed the first time around. The show will still consist of Ocean Avenue Acoustic all the way through, followed by an electric set of songs from our other records. Look out Monday for more information and how to get VIP tickets.
The Offspring aren't sure how they're going to release music in the future. As reported in an Australian interview, this could be with Columbia or another label or maybe for free online.
At this point, all options are open. Either we go back and try and renegotiate a deal with Columbia or work with someone else or maybe even make our music free on the internet. In a way itís very liberating, as well as being scary, not knowing what to do and having to figure it out for ourselves, but you know, weíve been doing this for quite a while and Iím sure weíll land on our feet.