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It’s that time of year again, the prestigious Reading and Leeds festivals are happening this weekend in England and sporting an even more packed and eclectic line up than ever before. We all know the big bands and headliners; Blink 182, Paramore, Queens of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys…so today we are focusing on some of the acts across the other stages away from the Main Stage. Head to the replies to see a selection of artists you should mark down and check out this weekend.
Kyle Huntington on 08/20/14 - 08:13 AM
Gerard Way recently sat down with NME to talk about his first live shows as a solo artist, what to expect, playing My Chemical Romance songs as part of his solo project and how he looks forward to Reading and Leeds. Check out the video in the replies.
"There was a moment when I was weighing up the options and it just didn't feel like the right time yet to play any My Chemical Romance songs. I didn't feel this strong urge to do it, you know? I also wouldn't want to false advertise, I don't think it's the kind of thing I'm going to be doing a lot, so I wouldn't want to come out for the first show and play any because then I think it would be kind of expected."
Kyle Huntington on 08/20/14 - 09:13 AM
Four Year Strong have announced the "Go Down In History" tour with Transit, Such Gold and Seaway. Hit the replies for dates.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/20/14 - 09:05 AM
You can watch The War On Drugs' video for "Under The Pressure" in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 08/20/14 - 08:29 AM
Gwar have announced the "Gwar Eternal Tour 2014," which will serve as a tribute to their late frontman Dave Brockie. Details are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/20/14 - 07:31 AM
Parent Pending no more! Patent Pending vocalist Joe Ragosta and his wife Dana have welcomed their first child, Everly Ragosta.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/20/14 - 07:06 AM
Heading to Reading or Leeds Festival this weekend in the UK? If you are, Blink 182 are promising something a little different for their headline slots.
"We're going to play some songs off our last EP, songs that we haven't played in Europe," he says. "That came out at the end of 2012, so we'll do that, and then we'll play a lot of the classics, but we'll have something special that we haven't played for a long, long time that we've brought back and people are going to love that."

However, fans expecting new material will have to wait, he adds: "We don't play stuff that's not released. We'd rather a nice version of the song be the first that's out, a good-sounding version. And we...
Kyle Huntington on 08/20/14 - 06:20 AM
Hear and download a new Valise song called "Charlie Gray" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 08/20/14 - 06:18 AM
Watch Nicki Minaj's new video for "Anaconda," which features a cameo from Drake, in the replies. I haven't watched it yet, but I'm going to assume it's NSFW.
Ryan Gardner on 08/19/14 - 09:05 PM
Relient K's Christmas album has come to vinyl for the first time ever.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 07:07 PM
Breaking Benjamin is back.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 06:20 PM
According to a recent interview, Falling In Reverse's next record will be part two of Escape The Fate's Dying Is Your Latest Fashion. The interview can be found in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 08/19/14 - 05:22 PM
You can watch American Hi-Fi's music video for "Golden State" in the replies. It's from their upcoming Blood & Lemonade, due out September 9, which can be pre-ordered physically and digitally.
Zac Djamoos on 08/19/14 - 05:10 PM
Hoodie Allen will release People Keep Talking on October 14th. Album art and album trailer are in the replies.
Jake Denning on 08/19/14 - 05:06 PM
Drive Like Jehu have reunited to play a free all-ages show in California.
Zac Djamoos on 08/19/14 - 02:29 PM
The NY Post's Page 6 reports that Paul McCartney and Kanye West are reportedly working on some music together.
The rapper and the former Beatle have quietly been collaborating on a number of tracks that could develop into an album, we’re told. One song, tentatively titled “Piss on My Grave,” is sparking some chatter.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 02:05 PM
Forbes has announced this year's list of the highest paid DJs. Looks like Calvin Harris pulled in $66 million. Damn. You can check out the top ten in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 01:53 PM
Happy birthday to Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life) who turns forty today!
Zac Djamoos on 08/19/14 - 01:52 PM
Hear a new Capsize song called "This Song Made Me Think Of You" in the replies via Brooklyn Vegan. The Angst In My Veins releases September 30th via Equal Vision Records and was recorded with producer Jay Maas. The band will be touring soon as well -- dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on 08/19/14 - 01:47 PM
The NFL has reportedly narrowed down a shortlist of Super Bowl halftime performers: Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay. More importantly though, the Wall Street Journal reports that the league has inquired about a "pay to play" type of deal.
While notifying the artists' camps of their candidacy, league representatives also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 01:46 PM
We'd like to thank Walmart's Soundcheck platform for sponsoring this week's newsfeed by calling extra attention to The Gaslight Anthem's recent performance and interview over at their website. The Gaslight Anthem released Get Hurt last week and this performance is one of the first studio sessions of new songs from the album. It also includes fan favorite "The '59 Sound" as well as an interview with the band. Personally, I think the sound quality is excellent and if you haven’t checked it out yet -- I would highly recommend it. It also goes without saying that the band's new album is absolutely worth picking up.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 01:41 PM
Read an interview with Spencer Chamberlain (ex-Underoath) about Sleepwave at Under The Gun. You can also hear a new song called "The Wolf" on Spotify.
You know, you go through phases- maybe there’s two or three years where Converge is your favorite band, then this band is your favorite band, then this band is. There’s always these bands that you go back to, and for some people maybe it is Converge. But for me, I always went back to thinking, “Why do I still love Nine Inch Nails? Why do I still love Alice in Chains? Why do I still love Nirvana, Deftones, Foo Fighters, ummm, Radiohead, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Doors?” stuff that stuck with me literally my entire life. You...
Ryan Gardner on 08/19/14 - 01:30 PM
Counting Crows will be playing Somewhere Under Wonderland LIVE at Irving Plaza on August 31st. The free, one-night only show, will feature the band's live performance of the new album along with some of their classic hits. You'll be able to stream the show live on Yahoo.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 12:00 PM
Pitchfork have made a list of the 100 best albums of the decade (2010-2014) so far.
Ryan Gardner on 08/19/14 - 10:44 AM
Kate Bush has asked fans to not pull out cameras at her shows.
We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows. I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iphones, ipads or cameras. I know it’s a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 10:28 AM
Hot Water Music will be touring this November with Dave Hause and The Flatliners. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 10:25 AM
Kevin Lyman, creator of Warped Tour, the Taste of Chaos and the Mayhem tours, will host a CreativeLive Music & Audio course next month called "In The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers & Tours." It will stream live on September 27th from 9 am-4 pm PDT. You can enroll.
Ryan Gardner on 08/19/14 - 10:25 AM
Haim's video for "My Song 5 (feat. A$AP Ferg)" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 10:22 AM
The Killing Lights, the new project from Michael Vampire of Vampires Everywhere!, have released a video for “Lies Spread Like Fire” via Revolver. Their self-produced, self-titled EP will release for free in September.
Ryan Gardner on 08/19/14 - 10:17 AM
Hit the replies to see Fall Out Boy performing "Death Valley" with Gabe Saporta.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 10:15 AM
The Foo Fighters ALS #IceBucketChallenge video is pretty amazing and can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 10:10 AM
Bobby Barnett of Captain We're Sinking released a new album today on Bandcamp.
As for the songs, I just finished them and got everything back a couple of days ago! Very excited. They’re not scrapped songs but actually would have been my new Captain songs. I wrote a record myself the past year, but with the new stuff we’re gonna write more as a band than just Leo and I coming in with songs. So instead of scraping them I decided to record them.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 10:07 AM
Ryan Neighbors who played keys and sang for Portugal. The Man for five years just released a new music video as Hustle and Drone. It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 10:02 AM
Off and On (Tim from Transit) is going on a small tour. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 09:59 AM
Alien Ant Farm have finished their new record.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 09:55 AM
Amazon has landing pages up for repressings of Coheed and Cambria's Second Stage Turbine Blade and Good Apollo I'm Burning Star: 4. If you missed yesterday's announcement about IKSSE:3, check it out.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 09:53 AM
Last night Travis Scott dropped his second album, Days Before Rodeo. Head to the replies to stream it.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/19/14 - 09:52 AM
That's right. Gob is back. The band's getting ready to release their first album since 2007's Muertos Vivos next Tuesday with the release of Apt. 13. You've already got to hear the new track "Cold" but we're bringing you one more taste before the album drops. We're premiering "Walking Alone" today and couldn't be more excited. Head to the replies to give it a spin and take you back when life was easy.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/19/14 - 09:48 AM
Aphex Twin has announced that he will be releasing a new album this year titled, Syro. His first album in 13 years.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 09:47 AM
The Madden Brothers' lyric video for "California Rain" can be found in the replies. They'll also be performing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 09:45 AM
The trailer for "Bridge and Tunnel" includes a new song from John Nolan.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 09:43 AM
Yellowcard's new album Lift a Sail is now available for pre-order.
Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 09:42 AM
Finch's new album Back To Oblivion is now up for pre-order.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 09:41 AM
Check the replies to see The Gaslight Anthem performing "Get Hurt" on Letterman last night.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 09:36 AM
The new Boardroom Heroes EP, New Wage, is streaming on Bandcamp. Pick it up on vinyl here.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/19/14 - 08:02 AM
Wolfs is a young hardcore band from Toronto, Canada. Their debut full-length, Glory, is out tomorrow via Savage Youth Records - and we've got an exclusive stream of the record right in the replies. Check it out if you're a fan of fast, aggressive hardcore music.
Zac Djamoos on 08/19/14 - 07:51 AM
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