HIM have cancelled their North American tour due to frontman Ville Valo being diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia.
HIM’s North American tour (which was due to kick off in Los Angeles on May 3rd at the House Of Blues) has been cancelled due to unforeseen medical circumstances. HIM's lead vocalist Ville Valo has been diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia. Tickets for all dates will be refunded at the point of purchase. HIM will be back later this summer as part of the Rock Allegiance tour.
Update: The chat is now over, thanks a lot to Andrew for spending some time with us!
Andrew WK will be chatting in this thread at 6 pm EST / 3 pm PST. Ask him about partying, his endorsement for Playtex Fresh & Sexy Wipes, his upcoming tour singing Ramones songs with Marky Ramone, or his upcoming appearance at Skate and Surf. The festival takes place on May 18/19 and tickets are still available here.
Wouldn't you love to see Tame Impala cover Outkast? If you answered "yes," then jump to the replies for the group's take on "Prototype." If you answered "no," then you obviously don't understand or appreciate the good things in life.
Following the recent news that Sigur Rós will appear on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, we now have an image of the band as imagined by show's animators, via the band's website. So if you've ever wondered how Jónsi would look were he a little more, you know...yellow, then hit the replies!
The Appleseed Castwere in a nasty van wreck a few days ago in Kansas. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the band's trailer was destroyed along with several pieces of gear. For more information and to learn what you can to do help, head here.
All Time Low has posted a picture teaser for their new video "Backseat Serenade." It will premiere next week on the Hopeless Records YouTube channel. In addition, the band will perform live on AXS TV at 9:45 PM EST/6:45 PM PST on May 6th from the Ogden Theater on AXS TV.
Today we've got a guest column from Nick Mango -- he's a co-founder of cool companies like Limited Run and Card Included -- for our Friday Discussion. Nick has been collecting vinyl for over 20 years, and he has a few things to say to people who claim they buy vinyl because of the "warmer sound" or other similar reasons...read the full column in the replies, get mad at it or agree with it, and let your voice be heard.
You don't have to worry about sounding superficial. When the reporter asks you, "So why pay 20 bucks for a piece of plastic, when the digital version is available for one third the price?" I give you permission to say, "Hey dick, why do people pay $80 to have a crocodile...