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Our interview with Boys On The Radio can be found here, the new project from Lovedrug's Michael Shepard.
I would say what balanced out Lovedrug, as far as the writing was concerned, was the other guys in Lovedrug were very much more into the indie side of music, the cooler, underground music. I was always kind of the pop guy who brought some of the hookier stuff to the music. So when I sat down to do a record by myself, essentially I’m writing pop songs. I’ve been going through this huge ‘80s thing lately. I was largely influenced by artists like Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, stuff like that that I grew up loving, kind of writing from a modern standpoint but with a little bit of that...
Jonathan Bautts on 04/14/14 - 12:47 PM
Billboard is reporting that Spotify is finalizing a deal with Sprint to bundle their on-demand music service with Sprint family plans.
Mobile plan bundling is generally believed to be the Holy Grail for taking on-demand music services to mainstream users in the U.S. and Europe as the right kind of plan can make paying for music seamless – similar to how consumers pay for premium networks on their cable TV bills.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:31 PM
Last night at La Dispute's hometown show in Grand Rapids, the band announced on stage guitar player Kevin Whittemore will be leaving the band after the current tour.

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Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:28 PM
Twenty One Pilots performed at the MTV Movie Awards last night, a video of them covering "Mad World" can be found here.

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Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:25 PM
Trophy Scars' Holy Vacants is now available for preorder.

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Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:23 PM
Nate Young of Anberlin will be playing drums for Yellowcard on the Warped Tour this summer.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:19 PM
Rise Against are hinting at a new album "coming soon."
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:17 PM
Alexisonfire will be making an announcement tomorrow afternoon.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:15 PM
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:10 PM
Harmonix has said they're planning to bring back Rock Band for the PS4 and Xbox One sometime in the future.
He prefaced his talk this morning by saying he would not announce a Rock Band 4 or Dance Central 4 and he did not say if these games were in fact in development in any way. However, he stressed that both franchises are "near and dear" to Harmonix. He went on to say that the studio plans to bring these franchises to the "coming console cycle" "at some point" and with "guns blazing."

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Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:07 PM
Munchies talked with Mark Trombino about his new life in the donut shop world.
My music career has been in decline for like ten years now. Music as a business is changing. I had to make a decision of whether to try something new. And I had this idea for a donut shop for years, so I thought I’d try it, even though it was something out of my comfort zone. It wasn’t that I love donuts so much or have a passion for donuts. I just had an idea in my mind that I thought was so good that I didn’t want to see anyone else do it. It was the idea of having a donut shop where you can do things to-order, kind of like a yogurt shop. And I just thought that I could do it.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:04 PM
A preview for "Panic! the Musical" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:01 PM
Check the replies to stream Green Day's unreleased b-side, "State of Shock." It comes from the band's upcoming Demolicious.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 12:00 PM
Check the replies to see Bill Maher interview two members of Pussy Riot on his show, "Real Time."
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:56 AM
Classic albums covers in Google Street View is the best thing I've seen this morning.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:55 AM
Nirvana's Krist Novoselic wrote a blog about the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
I am so happy about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame event and how it went so well. Earlier that week there were three long days of rehearsals in NYC. I feel we conjured the spirit of the band, and we could not have done that alone. This, for me, is a bittersweet notion as we all miss Kurt so much. But considering we were inducted, the show had to go on. Joan Jett was first on my list to be out front. I spoke to Dave about it and he ran with the idea of having all women lead. We felt that would be a good tribute to Kurt and what Nirvana was about.

It was a good balance of females as...
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:52 AM
Emmure's new album Eternal Enemies can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:50 AM
Alicia Keys new video for "It's On Again" can be found in the replies. It features Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell and Hans Zimmer.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:48 AM
The movie Short Term 12 was added to Netflix. If you're looking for something to watch this week -- you should give this a view.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:46 AM
Fall Out Boy and Paramore have added four new dates to their upcoming tour. Check the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:43 AM
Wovenwar is the new band from former As I Lay Dying members. Next Monday the band will release their first single, "All Rise." A video teaser is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:41 AM
AFI's set from Coachella can be viewed here, The 1975's can be peeped here ... and if you're looking for most of the others, check here.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:39 AM
Check the replies to see a video of All Time Low covering Lit's "My Own Worst Enemy."
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:36 AM
Panic! at the Disco will be releasing the Nicotine EP on May 6th in the UK. If you pre-order it now you can get a previously unreleased song.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:26 AM
We're hosting the premiere of Versus the World 's music video for "We Were Alive" in the replies. The Santa Barbara punk group features Lagwagon guitarist Chris Flippin and former The Ataris bassist Mike Davenport. Their sophomore album, Drink. Sing. Live. Love., is available now on Viking Funeral Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/14/14 - 11:06 AM
You can now stream The Menzingers' great new album, Rented World, over on Spin. What do you think? Be sure to pick up the album when it drops next Tuesday.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/14/14 - 10:02 AM
Stream a new Frameworks' song called “Familiar Haze” at Decibel Magazine. Loom releases April 29th on Topshelf Records.
Ryan Gardner on 04/14/14 - 09:59 AM
No Sleep Records has signed Lee Corey Oswald. The band is currently finishing their new album, which is expected out later this year.
“We've always been huge fans of what No Sleep is doing in terms of reinstating originality to the music scene,” adds the band’s Lee Ellis. “Their roster is awesome and we're beyond stoked to work with them on this release. Fans can expect 90’s esque indie punk numbers along the lines of Weezer and Knapsack as well as more stripped down acoustic jams in the vein of what our older stuff sounds like but more focused.”
Ryan Gardner on 04/14/14 - 09:37 AM
Watter, a post-rock supergroup of sorts featuring members of Slint, King Crimson and Grails, have posted another song from their upcoming album, This World, set to be released May 27th on Temporary Residence. The song, "Small Business," can be heard via our friends at The AV Club or in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 04/14/14 - 09:31 AM
Want to hear Sigur Ros perform "The Rains of Castamere," from the popular and bloody HBO show Game of Thrones? Of course you do, because you love Icelandic post-rock bands diving headlong into a world of medieval backstabbing and intrigue! Check out the creepy tune in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 04/14/14 - 09:24 AM
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