Fireworks asked Bill Clinton to play saxophone on their last album. He declined because his schedule is "quite full."
The email, from Jenna Daley, read: "Thank you for inviting President Clinton to play his saxophone as part of your band's album in September of 2013. As I'm sure you can imagine, his calender is shaping up to be quite full and due to prior constraints on his schedule, he is unable to join. I want to thank you again for your outreach, and wish you the best with your ongoing album recording."
The more news that comes out regarding this Blink-182 stuff, the more painful it gets to post about it. Last night Tom DeLonge posted on Twitter that "A year ago Mark and I spent a week on the phone with managers debating parting with Travis...don't pretend there isn't more to this story" -- that tweet has since been deleted. I'm trying to think of something to bring positivity to this situation but am drawing a blank. I guess ... rank some stuff or something. As I wrote on Facebook yesterday, one of the things that first drew me to this band was that it seemed like they were all friends just having fun together and playing crappy punk rock music. That carefree attitude was what I wished...
Purity Ring's upcoming album, Another Eternity, has quickly jumped near the top of my Most Anticipated list, and the band is touring to support the sure-to-be stellar album. Check out all the dates in North America and Europe in the replies.
Kanye Westtweeted something yesterday, knowing full well we'd go gaga. And then he totally 180'd us, because all he was announcing was that Big Sean's new album is called Dark Sky Paradise. Gonna be a while before I trust you again, Mr. West. The album comes out February 24th, and an album sampler featuring Kanye is in the replies.
Fire in the Radio will be releasing its new album, Telemetry, on May 12th via Wednesday Records. If you dig the vibes of Tigers Jaw, Weezer, and the like, you'll feel this as well. You can check out a album trailer, the artwork, and track listing in the replies.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
We're booked January 5th to go into the studio. On December 30th, we get an e-mail from Tom's manager saying that he has no interest in recording and that he wants to do his other, non-musical stuff and that he's out indefinitely. There's a flurry of e-mails going back and forth for clarification about the recording and the show and his manager sends [an e-mail] back saying, "Tom. Is. Out." Direct quote. This is the exact same e-mail we got back in 2004 when Tom went on indefinite hiatus before.
I've always been an admirer of forms of art that can be communicated in different mediums. One of the greatest things about comic books and animation is that it involves the imagination of illustrators and writers together. When they join forces, it creates something that can transcend either of on their own. It's a great way to imagine a story with a paint-brush.
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Coasta have posted on Twitter that they're still working on new songs.
We appreciate everyone who continue to check in on us. We understand that it must be frustrating for those of you who have been waiting for us to release new material. Believe us when we tell you it has been even more frustrating for us to not have these songs out yet. We won't Be making any official announcements about what is going on just yet but we want you to know that we continue to work hard everyday to Complete these new songs. Thank you for sticking with us, and God bless you all.
Another Update: We have received the following statement from Tom DeLonge's publicist.
Contrary to reports, Tom DeLonge has not left Blink 182. “I never quit the band,” he says. “Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news.’ The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year.
To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in... Apparently those releases were...
The settlement reportedly included a 12.5% writing credit to both Petty and singer-composer Jeff Lynne (of ELO fame). The song’s credit on ASCAP — that’s the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers — now lists Smith, Petty, Lynne, and Jimmy Napes as the chief songwriters.