It looks like Jack Dorsey is going to be named the new CEO of Twitter. I think this is a good move, given the options. I sincerely hope Twitter becomes as important to others as it has become to me. I honestly can't think of a more used app on my phone than Tweetbot (which is telling how important the service is to me, and how badly the first party apps suck).
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has been serving as interim CEO for the past three months, is expected be named the company’s new permanent CEO as early as tomorrow, although that timeframe may change, according to sources. Dorsey will apparently continue to run Square, the payments company he founded where he’s also CEO.
Jason Tate on 09/30/15 - 12:35 PM
Edward Snowden got himself a Twitter.
Thanks for the welcome. And now we've got water on Mars! Do you think they check passports at the border? Asking for a friend.

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Blake Solomon on 09/29/15 - 11:58 AM
At State Champs' show in Southampton, apparently a security guard punched a female attendee.
Jason Tate on 09/28/15 - 12:20 PM
Five Iron Frenzy will be coming out with an EP before the end of the year.

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Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 01:26 PM
Lynn Gunn of Pvris has taken to Twitter to shut down the rumor that the band uses a ghost writer.
I don't usually care about rumors but as someone who busts their ass 24/7 & carries a mini studio in their backpack at all times, fuck off.
Jason Tate on 09/02/15 - 10:59 AM
Jessica Hopper, senior editor at Pitchfork, started a hauntingly eye-opening Twitter thread today.
Gals/other marginalized folks: what was your 1st brush (in music industry, journalism, scene) w/ idea that you didn't "count"?
Jason Tate on 08/25/15 - 10:12 AM
Looks like Anarbor is working on some new music.

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Jason Tate on 08/24/15 - 11:58 AM
Another day, another band being accused of inappropriate things with fans. Neck Deep has responded to the accusations on Twitter saying they are aware they have been made and want to get to the bottom of it:
We are very aware of the accusations being made and we take them very seriously. Please give us a moment to get to the bottom of this.
Jason Tate on 08/22/15 - 01:58 PM
So did Balance and Composure totally just go on hiatus with one last "bye" post at the end of June? Sure looks that way.

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Jason Tate on 08/17/15 - 03:35 PM
Lauren Mayberry from Chvrches has taken to Twitter to call out the sick-misogynistic-assholes from 4Chan.

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Jason Tate on 08/17/15 - 03:23 PM
The Right Away, Great Captain trilogy is getting repressed.
Just placed the order for the second pressing of RAGC vinyl. Really excited about how the vinyl looks. Now we wait.

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Jason Tate on 07/14/15 - 12:28 PM
If you Shazam some New Found Glory and Yellowcard songs you can enter to win tickets to the their upcoming tour.
Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:30 AM
Mike Shinoda recently took to Periscope a few minutes ago to talk about the new Fort Minor song, "Welcome". He clarified that Fort Minor isn't working on any new music right now, but the door is now open. In addition, the song will be played at future Linkin Park shows. "There are no more surprises," Shinoda concluded. The new song is below.
Jake Denning on 06/21/15 - 10:41 PM
A Loss For Words hinting that they will release one more LP before they hang up their hats.

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Jason Tate on 06/19/15 - 01:11 PM
Alex Babinski of PVRIS has posted a message apologizing for some old tweets fans found from the band over the past few days.
Four years ago I paraphrased a comedian's tasteless joke on Twitter. In no way does it reflect who I am as a person or how I view women. I regret posting such a thoughtless comment and sincerely apologize to anyone I've offended.
Jason Tate on 06/17/15 - 12:50 PM
Of Mice & Men's Austin Carlile underwent surgery yesterday.
About to head into the big operation now! Hopefully this will be the most effective of all the procedures they've tried thus far and will get me back on my feet and home again! Even when I finally do get back home, there's still progress to be had from there. Small steps!
Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 10:30 AM
The New York Times is reporting that Dick Costolo will be stepping down as CEO of Twitter.
Dick Costolo, Twitter’s embattled chief executive, is stepping down, the company said Thursday. Jack Dorsey, the company’s co-founder and chairman, will serve as interim chief executive while the board searches for a permanent successor. The change is effective July 1. Twitter shares were up more than 7 percent in after-hours trading immediately after the news was announced.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 03:07 PM
Danny Samet, merch and/or tour manager for bands like Say Anything, Dustin Kensrue, and Minus the Bear, has started posting a sign up at all his merch displays that reads: "Music should be a safe community. No misogyny, no homophobia, no transphobia, no racism, no sexual abuse. One strike, you're out." In the grand scheme of things it may be small, but I think it's awesome and I hope this sort of thing catches on at more shows.
Jason Tate on 06/04/15 - 10:47 AM
Swimmers are teasing new music.

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Jason Tate on 05/25/15 - 11:13 AM
Neck Deep have posted another 15 second clip of a new song.

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Jason Tate on 05/01/15 - 02:08 PM
Lauren from Chvrches got another rape threat (the beyond messed up threat is included in the tweet, just fyi).
My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let's see who blinks first.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/15 - 11:24 AM
Neck Deep are shooting a music video for the debut single off of their new album.

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Jason Tate on 03/30/15 - 11:42 AM
Twitter released their new app Periscope this week. It's an app that allows you to create livestreams from your phone and anyone can join in and watch. I could see this being a tool for bands to use to livestream from the studio, throwing makeshift AMAs, or playing random acoustic performances for fans. The app is now available in the app store. Casey Newton over at The Verge talks more about the app for those curious:
Periscope has been in development for more than a year, and the app arrives showing nice attention to detail. You sign in with Twitter, and the first thing you see is a list of streams that are currently live. Below it, you’ll see a list of recent streams. Not all can be...
Jason Tate on 03/27/15 - 01:34 PM
Some of you reading may like the band Fire and Ice, and some of you may want to know that they recently posted a variety of homophobic tweets and basically said they don't care if anyone is offended. I asked the label why they'd keep a band like this on their roster and didn't hear back. I think everyone can make their own decisions about what music they listen to and what they can put up with from artists ... but for me, this is one of the lines that renders a band unlistenable in my book.

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Jason Tate on 02/26/15 - 10:52 AM
We the Kings have apparently written a "Check Yes Juliet Part 2."

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Jason Tate on 02/13/15 - 10:56 AM
From Autumn to Ashes sure seem to be hinting at something on Twitter.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 12:04 PM
Lorde explains to The Fader why she insulted Diplo's penis.
I mean, I think often I say things and realize that Americans hear what I say differently to how I hear it. I love Wes and he’s a big brother to me and one of my first friends in the industry, and part of having a friendship with someone like that is not letting them say stupid shit. Taylor’s my friend as well, and I’m a girl, and if I see some weird body-shaming on my feed I’m going to be like, “Hey man…” We do still love each other, hopefully
Jason Tate on 11/19/14 - 12:08 PM
Well, looks like Jawbreaker are now on Twitter.
Jason Tate on 11/12/14 - 11:24 AM
Josh Farro's new band is called Farro.

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Jason Tate on 11/10/14 - 11:33 AM
The Cinema will release a new song on Thursday.

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Jason Tate on 10/28/14 - 12:36 PM
That moron from Attila is trying to defend his usage of homophobic language on Twitter after being asked by Senses Fail (and countless other people) to realize it's 2014 and not be mind-numbingly stupid.
Jason Tate on 10/23/14 - 03:28 PM
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