For the first time in over 25 years, the top 3 biggest selling albums in the U.S. are all from British artists. With Adele currently at the top spot, Liverpool singer, Marsha Ambrosius debuting at number 2 and Mumford & Sons in the third spot.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of Barely Blind's music video for "Panic Attacks Are Normal," the band is giving away 100 CDs. The first 100 people to send their name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject "Barely Blind CD" will receive a physical copy of My Life With a Giant.
The line up for Oxegen Festival in Ireland has been announced, but this time with no Blink 182 despite previous confirmation from the organisers and Mark Hoppus. Head to the replies to see the official line up poster.
City (Comma) State will be doing a Ustream chat at 8:15 PST/11:15 EST. The band is going to be doing some writing and fans are welcome to contribute and watch as the band prepares for its debut release.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will be teaming up once again with David Fincher to score The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Reznor has also said that he will be working on new Nine Inch Nails material, completing the new How To Destroy Angels record, as well as scoring the Timur Bekmatebov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and having a cameo in the film.
Read a new interview with Slim B of Bury Your Dead talking about their upcoming album Mosh And Roll (their first album with Mat Bruso back on vocals) that will be out this summer on Mediaskare Records, and more.
Brian Southall of The Receiving End of Sirens's old band, Fordirelifesake, is playing a benefit reunion show with The Suicide Machines to help a friend who recently had a stroke. Details can be found here.
Munchi had a seizure caused by an intracerebal hemorrhage. He has no insurance in the US and was in a coma for 9 hours and the hospital for 11 days. Skrillex and friends are trying to raise money for his hospital bills and his flight home. You can donate here and they will match whatever is donated. Wish Munchi a speedy recovery and give a few dollars if you have it to spare.