Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has reportedly been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and burglary after being arrested for stealing razors from a drug store and found with meth.
While we were gone he put in some guitar leads and harmonies himself, which kind of makes him like a member of the band on this record. I mastered it at my studio here in Illinois after, probably three weeks altogether which is the longest we’ve ever spent on a record.
We're devastated to announce that we must cancel our upcoming Australian tour due to circumstances beyond out control. We appreciate all the support we've had over the years in Australia and are looking forward to coming back as soon as our schedule permits. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
Last week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast featured an interview with Hopeless Records as we took a little mini-break from our regular conversations. This week we're back with a jam-packed episode that covers a variety of topics: We look at what it's like working in this industry and offer advice for those wanting to get into it, we discuss if album cycles lead to albums being overhyped and if bands basically get two albums before collapsing under the expectations. We also touch on musicians that genre-hop in order to prolong their careers, and we ask the question everyone seems to be wondering: Uh, what the fuck is going on with Transit? Is Tim still in the band? What's going on...
When someone negates their existence, they cancel themselves out in my mind. I have many records, books and films featuring people who have taken their own lives, and I regard them all with a bit of distain. When someone commits this act, he or she is out of my analog world. I know they existed, yet they have nullified their existence because they willfully removed themselves from life. They were real but now they are not. I no longer take this person seriously. I may be able to appreciate what he or she did artistically but it’s impossible to feel bad for them. Their life wasn’t cut short — it was purposely...
I'm a fan of his and I think he's a really interesting artist. (I posted a Vine to one of his tracks once.) But he stated clearly that he hadn't seen the video and didn't even intend to watch it. So, respectfully, that sort of invalidates his observations from the get-go. And it's this one uninformed tweet that got reported on and rehashed, which started this whole "controversy." We simply choose styles of dance that we thought would be popular and amusing and cast the best dancers that were presented to us without much regard to...
After a recent interview in which boxing champion Floyd Mayweather called 50 Cent "irrelevant", 50 has responded with an interesting challenge via his Instagram page:
“Floyd will you except my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, If you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or f*cking up. lmao”
So much for watching bands play! To celebrate its tenth year in Chicago (Sept. 12-14), Riot Fest organizers have moved the festival to the northern section of Humdoldt Park, with an expanded footprint, more stages and more rides. The full press release is in the replies and you can find me playing mini-golf all weekend next month. Also, tickets are still on sale.
For me, it was just what I happened to listen to. Pop music usually underwhelmed me, and true street punk music did not speak to me either. Pop punk felt just right. I could sing melodies that had emotion while still playing loud and fast.
William Beckett has written and recorded the theme song to accompany the release of science fiction author John Scalzi's new book, Lock In. The song can be heard at Scalzi's blog and in the replies, it will be hitting iTunes and other outlets soon.
The title is a mantra that we as Anberlin have always tried to adhere to, we never wanted to be ‘rock stars’ we never wanted people to think that we thought of ourselves as better than anyone. We hope that we were more than just a band, we hope in the end that we are considered friends; I felt this was the perfect message to leave out on.
01 Ain’t Got Nobody
02 Back To The Shack
03 Eulogy For A Rock Band
04 Lonely Girl
05 I’ve Had It Up To Here
06 The British Are Coming
07 Da Vinci
08 Go Away
10 Foolish Father
11 The Futurescope Trilogy
- I. The Wasteland
- II. Anonymous
- III. Return To Ithaka
Gates will release their debut full-length Bloom & Breathe on October 21 via Pure Noise Records. Check out the art in the replies.
1. Everything That Has Ever Been
3. Persist In Delusion
4. Not My Blood
5. Light The First Page
6. The Thing That Could Save You
7. Nothing You’ll Miss
8. At Last The Loneliest Of Them
9. Born Dead
12. Again At The Beginning
13. Everything That Always Will Be
Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) will be releasing their new record, RTJ2, on October 28th via Mass Appeal. Rage Against The Machine frontman Zach de la Rocha and Blink-182's Travis Barker will be featured on the album. Hit the replies to stream a new track from the record titled "Blockbuster Night Part 1."
Louisville's The Foxery will be releasing their new record Unless on September 9th via Spartan Records and today we are premiering a new song from that record titled "Patmos." You can check the song out in the replies and pre-order the record as well.
Ex-Betrayal drummer Tony Ramirez has been arrested on suspicion of possessing and dealing child pornography. The band has released the following statement:
We just wanted to address everything going on with Tony. First, I want to say how shocked and disappointed we are about the allegations in the news regarding him. This is something that we would have never expected to hear about him. With that being said, Tony has not been a member of Betrayal for over two years. He had some unfortunate events happen in his life that did not allow him to commit full time and be a member of this band. If you follow us, you would notice that Tony hasn’t been in our promo pictures or on tour with...