Allen Kovac, CEO of 10th Street Entertainment and manager of Five Finger Death Punch has released a statement in response to vocalist Ivan Moody being accused of domestic abuse. You can read that statement in the replies.
The AP.net staff is here to help you soundtrack your summer with a playlist each Friday for the next several weeks. Today, I've probably got the opposite to last weeks gym playlist by Jake Denning. I've been on holiday for the past week and I like sea gazing (and having a little existential crisis whilst doing so) and semi enjoying the sun and breeze that comes with being on a tropical island so I put together a playlist to bring a little bit of sunshine to your weekend. This is the part party, part "chill and watch the waves come in" playlist.
The Maccabees have spent the week enjoying their number 1 album, Marks To Prove It, but just before that they visited the BBC Radio 1 studios to perform a live session. As part of that, they recorded a 2015, re-worked version of their classic single "Toothpaste Kisses" from debut album Colour It In. Check it out in the replies.
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P.O.D. have released their brand new music video for "This Goes Out To You", which is found off their upcoming record The Awakening. An ode to the Southtown, the video features notable figures from San Diego, including goth-duo Prayers. Hit the replies to check it out, and if you liked it, you can pre-order the record here.
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New Politics will be in this thread (all three members under the name Louis_VIKINGSNP) at approximately 6:30pm EST to chat about their new album, Vikings, which comes out tomorrow. Stop by and say hello. Also, Vikings can be streamed in its entirety over at People and if you like what you hear, pick it up on iTunes.
Well, it's Friday. I hope everyone enjoyed Absolute 100 week. At this point we've given you 100 new and diverse bands spanning all kinds of genres to check out. I really hope you've been able to find a whole bunch of new artists to add to your collection. In case you missed this week's feature, you can find each day here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. There is also links to playlists below with artists from the feature. We'd love to hear from you about what bands you have checked out so far, what you think, and if there's any hidden gems out there you think we should give a listen to for next year's feature. Now, let's give all of the staff a round of applause -- finding 100 quality...
She says she eventually went to sleep, and woke up with Ivan's arms around her neck in a Jiu-Jitsu submission hold. She says he then repeatedly punched her and choked her with a blanket. Moody was arrested for domestic violence but the charges were dropped. The rest of the divorce docs paint a similar picture of abuse, with injuries that include a bloody eye and busted blood vessels.
While Spotify will probably keep offering a free version of music streaming, non-paying users should expect big limitations starting next year. For example, non-paying users might only be able to access one or two songs from a popular album. And new albums could be delayed until after a launch period, or free users might only have a specific amount of time to stream music.
According to The New York Times, the show's nonprofit parent group Sesame Workshop has struck a deal with HBO to host its next five seasons starting this fall. The new deal will allow the workshop to product 35 episodes a year, almost twice as many as it currently makes. It also accommodates two upcoming spinoff series, one of which is an original educational property ostensibly separate from the world of the Muppets.
Hit the replies for an interview with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail where he gets into discussing the state of the music scene, bands taking a stance, the state of Warped Tour, mental health issues, and much more.