On November 1, at approximately 0700 hours, [Wayne] and his wife went to bed. His wife stated that just prior to going to bed, he crushed one-half of a 30 mg oxycodone pill and consumed it. The oxycodone had been prescribed to his wife. He also drank an unknown amount of alcohol. His wife awoke at around 1530 hours. She found the decedent dead in the bed and called 911 at 1547 hours. Paramedics arrived and confirmed death at 1600 hours, noting rigor mortis and lividity. There was no evidence of foul play or any indication a struggle had taken place.
In addition, Iger confirmed that Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. The film, which continues the saga after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is set for release on May 26, 2017 — forty years and a day after the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977. Johnson is widely considered one of cinema’s most gifted young filmmakers, having directed the modern sci-fi classic, Looper, as well as Brick and The Brothers Bloom. He was also behind the camera for three episodes of the critically-acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad, including...
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Originally I was supposed to talk to Jack Antonoff last week but things got nutty and I got a call from Mr Antonoff yesterday. He had a lot going on-as it always is with him. Between Bleachers and Fun, and ---a movie? Yep, that's right, Jack Antonoff is taking it to the screen. He's going to be in a film with Sally Field called Hello My Name Is Doris but he wasn't supposed to be/ it just kind of happened...he'll explain. We talked about his current tour with Bleachers and it seems like he may have an upcoming Philly date about to go public and whats this about Bleachers LP2??
Say Anything's acoustic version of "Belt" was one of the first exclusive downloads we ever had on this website -- over a decade ago now -- oh ECA Records, how I remember thee. It's going to be making its remastered appearance on the Doghouse Records' boxset release and you can stream it in the replies if you've never heard it before.
It's no secret that we here at AP.net enjoy some good pop-rock. We're excited to bring you a nice pop song by Signature Mistakes. It's called "Soul," and it's from their upcoming Novelty, which comes out this Tuesday. Oh, I should mention it features Speak Low If You Speak Love's Ryan Scott Graham on guest vocals, so you know it's a good one. Check it out in the replies.
This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast begins with a talk about Blink-182 exhaustion and yet our need to talk about Tom DeLonge's new song. I am not a fan. Thomas likes it. We discuss if we're grading Tom on a curve, the overall impact of not having Jerry Finn as a guiding force in the Blink world, and the plausibility of the whole Blink-183 rumors. From there we talk about how underrated Dashboard Confessional seems to be and the band's return, a bunch of albums got announced this week and we touch on a few, and then we finish up the episode answering a question about being self-employed and needing to be self-motivated. Thomas and I share stories about striking the balance...
Pet Symmetry's new song, "Class Action Force (Useless Tools)," can be streamed in the replies (via Stereogum). It's the second track to be released from the band's forthcoming LP, Pets Hounds, which is set to drop May 19 via Asian Man Records. It can be pre-ordered here, and some bundles include dog bowls! Woof.
Wolf Alice will release their debut album, My Love Is Cool, on June 22nd via Dirty Hit (further establishing how they are one of the best labels today). Hit the replies to check out the brand new video for the fantastic single "Giant Peach".
01) Turn To Dust
03) Your Loves Whore
04) You're A Germ
08) Giant Peach
10) Soapy Water
12) The Wonderwhy (Hidden Track)
Police tell us ... the Thomson bros were hanging out at his Clive, Iowa home when things got extremely heated and a fight broke out. Cops say both guys appeared extremely intoxicated. The two men suffered multiple stab wounds. Mick got nailed in the back of the head.
Police are currently investigating. So far no charges have been filed.
"This policy was established after consultation with drone experts, user groups, municipal authorities and aviation safety experts," read a SXSW statement. "While SXSW may make exceptions to this policy if the drones are used within certain trade show areas where safety measures such as tethering to the ground are implemented, the airwaves and/or frequency spectrums generally used in the remote control of drones are too congested during the SXSW event to ensure operation safe from interference."
The Number Twelve Looks Like You are releasing exclusive, limited edition, hand-numbered #12 cassette tapes of Worse Than Alone as of 12PM EST today. For every 12th of the month coming up, another record will be released - each will come in 2 different colors.
Head North are releasing a new EP called Bloodlines on March 24th via Bad Timing Records. You might remember when we premiered "The Planet" last month, and today we are streaming the whole EP. Look no further than "Brave Hands" for the best song the band has written, equipped with emotion-drenched vocals and guitars to match. "Bluejay" showcases some of the band's best guitar work, while "The Path" features gritty strums and haunting dual vocals that approach screams. Fans of Have Mercy's The Earth Pushed Back should really enjoy these tracks, as it makes it pretty clear why they're on the road together right now with Weatherbox and You, Me & Everyone We Know. Stream the whole thing...
We're premiering a brand new track from Australian hardcore band Deez Nuts, off their upcoming record Word Is Bond, which drops April 21st via Century Media. "Face This On My Own" is a straight-laced anthem for those who push through adversity and never quit on their dreams. Hit the replies to check it out - if you liked it, you can pre-order the record here.
According to Barker, a big part of the issue was that DeLonge’s heart wasn’t in Blink. “If I showed up for this interview and I was like, “Oh, man,’ you wouldn’t even want to do this interview. You would catch my vibe,” he says. “That’s what it was like playing at practice with the dude forever. It was just like, you’d drive to Orange County to practice, drive an hour and a half to get there, dude’s upset, bummed-out or venting about something. We’re all, ‘Everyone’s got their issues, let’s just play music and have fun and be happy and kick ass.’ So it feels good to...
Jeff John Roberts, writing at Gigaom, looks at the different legal cases related to royalties and the music industry that are set to shake out this year.
A solution from courts or Congress is in order. The danger, though, is that a partial solution will protect parochial interests such as FM stations or labels that own 1960's recordings without creating a sustainable system for royalties in the digital age. There's also a risk that changes to the law will simply scapegoat companies like Pandora and Spotify, which represent the future of music, or even kill them off altogether. In any event, watch closely. This is the year that a lot of long-time log-jams in the music industry appear set...