Last night after a Touche Amore practice in the LA area, lead singer Jeremy Bolm was in a pretty scary car accident. Luckily, he's ok, but obviously more than a little sore.
I was third in a four car crash. The car behind me thankfully swerved and just clipped me so I wasn't smashed on both ends. This happened on the 5 freeway north right by dodger stadium. I was going 55 when I hit. Airbags are terrifying but saved me. Everyone is okay including myself. Very sore.
It looks like Jack Dorsey is going to be named the new CEO of Twitter. I think this is a good move, given the options. I sincerely hope Twitter becomes as important to others as it has become to me. I honestly can't think of a more used app on my phone than Tweetbot (which is telling how important the service is to me, and how badly the first party apps suck).
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has been serving as interim CEO for the past three months, is expected be named the company’s new permanent CEO as early as tomorrow, although that timeframe may change, according to sources. Dorsey will apparently continue to run Square, the payments company he founded where he’s also CEO.
Another day, another band being accused of inappropriate things with fans. Neck Deep has responded to the accusations on Twitter saying they are aware they have been made and want to get to the bottom of it:
We are very aware of the accusations being made and we take them very seriously. Please give us a moment to get to the bottom of this.
Mike Shinoda recently took to Periscope a few minutes ago to talk about the new Fort Minor song, "Welcome". He clarified that Fort Minor isn't working on any new music right now, but the door is now open. In addition, the song will be played at future Linkin Park shows. "There are no more surprises," Shinoda concluded. The new song is below.
Four years ago I paraphrased a comedian's tasteless joke on Twitter. In no way does it reflect who I am as a person or how I view women. I regret posting such a thoughtless comment and sincerely apologize to anyone I've offended.
About to head into the big operation now! Hopefully this will be the most effective of all the procedures they've tried thus far and will get me back on my feet and home again! Even when I finally do get back home, there's still progress to be had from there. Small steps!
Dick Costolo, Twitter’s embattled chief executive, is stepping down, the company said Thursday. Jack Dorsey, the company’s co-founder and chairman, will serve as interim chief executive while the board searches for a permanent successor. The change is effective July 1. Twitter shares were up more than 7 percent in after-hours trading immediately after the news was announced.
Danny Samet, merch and/or tour manager for bands like Say Anything, Dustin Kensrue, and Minus the Bear, has started posting a sign up at all his merch displays that reads: "Music should be a safe community. No misogyny, no homophobia, no transphobia, no racism, no sexual abuse. One strike, you're out." In the grand scheme of things it may be small, but I think it's awesome and I hope this sort of thing catches on at more shows.
Lauren from Chvrches got anotherrape threat (the beyond messed up threat is included in the tweet, just fyi).
My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let's see who blinks first.
Twitter released their new app Periscope this week. It's an app that allows you to create livestreams from your phone and anyone can join in and watch. I could see this being a tool for bands to use to livestream from the studio, throwing makeshift AMAs, or playing random acoustic performances for fans. The app is now available in the app store. Casey Newton over at The Verge talks more about the app for those curious:
Periscope has been in development for more than a year, and the app arrives showing nice attention to detail. You sign in with Twitter, and the first thing you see is a list of streams that are currently live. Below it, you’ll see a list of recent streams. Not all can be...
Some of you reading may like the band Fire and Ice, and some of you may want to know that they recently posted a varietyof homophobic tweets and basically said they don't care if anyone is offended. I asked the label why they'd keep a band like this on their roster and didn't hear back. I think everyone can make their own decisions about what music they listen to and what they can put up with from artists ... but for me, this is one of the lines that renders a band unlistenable in my book.
I mean, I think often I say things and realize that Americans hear what I say differently to how I hear it. I love Wes and he’s a big brother to me and one of my first friends in the industry, and part of having a friendship with someone like that is not letting them say stupid shit. Taylor’s my friend as well, and I’m a girl, and if I see some weird body-shaming on my feed I’m going to be like, “Hey man…” We do still love each other, hopefully