Curtis James Jackson III, the rapper better known as 50 Cent, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. In court papers filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hartford, Conn., Mr. Jackson reported assets and debts each in the range of $10 million to $50 million.
We recently spoke with Mike Shinoda about the return of Fort Minor, as well as the past and future of Linkin Park. Check out the interview here.
I kind of donít care where and if [Fort Minor] fits in. For me, trends will come and go. Rap music right now is in a really exciting place... Thereís a lot of room for individual, unique voices. Iím excited for what thatís going to develop into in the coming years. My role in it isnít to be a part of any movement, or a part of anything at all. I just make what I make. If people dig it, then they dig it.
Last month, we introduced you to new Roadrunner Records signees More to Monroe. While the video we premiered is indicative of the post-hardcore stylings you'll find on their upcoming EP, Appalachia (out September 15th), the band also has a softer side. Head to the replies to watch the quartet perform a stripped-down cover of The 1975's "Sex."
Altoona, PA's Post Season are releasing a split with fellow pop-punkers Such a Mess, titled Greetings From, on August 28th through Common Ground Records. Head to the replies to watch a lyric video for a new song titled "Backroads." Boasting more hooks than your grandad's tackle box, the group fits in perfectly alongside the new crop of pop punk. Recommended if you like The Story So Far and Knuckle Puck.
Rivers Cuomo of Weezer talked with Vulture about how that TV show sorta based on his life won't end up happening after-all.
'DeTour' did not get picked up. So that whole chapter is closed. Itís weird; in music if you make an album and your label decides not to put it out, you can bring it to another label and sometimes it can be a big success. At least it gets out. In TV, Iíve learned, itís not like that. The pilot was made, completely finished, and we canít show it to anybody! No one will ever see it. Itís a huge waste of money.
Souvenirs are the latest guests on The Waiting Room, a performance series presented by producer Sam Pura. They performed "Repetition", "A Mile High", and "Linden Ave.", all off their fantastic record, You, Fear and Me, out now via Other People Records. Head to the replies to check it out.
The Amity Affliction have released a brand new music video for "Skeletons" - the song can be found on the band's re-release of Let The Ocean Take Me, out now via Roadrunner Records. Head to the replies to check it out. Additionally, their brand new DVD Seems Like Forever is out now; an official review will be up tomorrow.
The Money Pit (Nic and Bobby from Gatsbys American Dream) will release their self-titled debut album on September 4th. The album was produced by Casey Bates (Portugal The Man, Pierce The Veil). You can download the first 4 songs released from the record for free here.
I'm excited about this one. Time Spent Driving recently reunited and will be releasing Passed & Presence on July 21. It's their first release since 2007's I'm Your Stab in the Back. We're lucky enough to premiere "Blame the Valley" today - you can check that out on the band's profile. If you can't remember, their indie/emo style is reminiscent of bands like Brandtson, Benton Falls, and Pop Unknown. Give "Blame" a listen and then preorder the album if you like what you hear.
Kayla St. Onge (sorry we got your name wrong on this week's podcast!) and Jonathan Diener continue their 'Pop-Punk and Feminism' series over at The Runout. This week's article focuses on accountability.
The most important thing to remember is the base definition of accountability: taking responsibility for your own actions. If you mess up, apologize sincerely. If you say something that isnít right, make amends with the correct people. Donít apologize ďif anyone was offendedĒ, donít ignore it and hope everyone just forgets. Step up and take action to better yourself as a person and make the world a little more accepting. Small steps are better than none, and if we all hold ourselves to a...
We're debuting The Escape's new music video for "Soon Forgotten" in the replies. It comes from the Philadelphia rockers' forthcoming EP, The Mark We Leave Behind, which was produced by Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, mewithoutYou) and will be self-released on July 28th. With a hard-hitting but catchy blend of pop-rock and alternative, the band should appeal to fans of Rise Against, Anberlin and Foo Fighters.
Future has announced his new album DS2 (short for Dirty Sprite 2) will be released next Friday, July 17th. You can watch the video for "Blow A Bag," the first track from the follow-up to last year's Honest in the replies, and pre-order the album via iTunes.
The second quarter of 2015 has been absolutely loaded with musical releases. If you're still struggling to digest it all, have no fear! We're proud to present 150 of the best and brightest releases from April, May, and June. We've got everything from pop/punk, to country, to hip-hop, to indie, and everything in between. If you can't find something that you like and haven't heard before, feel free to PM me with an angry message. This playlist has been one of my favorite projects for the site; I've really fallen in love with some of these new discoveries. Check out the nine hour playlist in Apple Music, Spotify, and Rdio renditions in the replies. Happy discovering!
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Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Hit the replies to check out a brand new single from Blessthefall, "Up In Flames", off the band's upcoming record To Those Left Behind, out September 18th via Fearless Records. The band is currently rocking out on the Vans Warped Tour main stage, and you can currently pre-order the record at their tent. You can pick up the single right now on iTunes.
Hit the replies to check out a brand new lyric video from Soilwork for "The Ride Majestic". This is the title track from the band's brand new record, which drops August 28th via Nuclear Blast. You can pre-order the record here.