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Big D and the Kids Table recently witnessed a very tragic incident while on the road. You can read what the band had to say below.
Big D And The Kids Table UpdateThis is one tour update that I wish I didnít have to write. I donít actually have to, but I think it will bring some resolution and closure into my life, so here goes.

Yesterday, we were driving from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Colorado Springs, Colorado and we saw something terrible. The highway was in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by endless plains and amazing mountains in the distance.

JR was driving. Out of nowhere, the Jeep Liberty in front of us swerved left and then back right. Then the car flipped. I felt like...
Brandon Allin on 07/30/06 - 11:09 PM
The Suburban Legends van recently caught fire while parked outside a friends house in St. Louis. You can read a message from the band regarding the incident below.
Suburban Legends Van Disaster DetailsHello to all of our fans and friends, Derek here. We are writing to inform all of you of a tragic loss that has happened to Suburban Legends a little over 2 hours ago at 4:30am.

We were stationed on a day off from our tour at our family friend's house in St. Louis. We all went to sleep and were woken by Phil who was on the phone with his girlfriend, and caught a glimpse of our van (paked out front) on fire.

We all rushed outside and put the flames out with a hose and the fire...
Brandon Allin on 07/19/06 - 10:31 AM
Drew Danburry recently updated his blog to include the story of how he spent Independence Day in Garza County Jail.
Russ Hockenbury on 07/16/06 - 04:27 PM
Legendary Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett has died.
Katie Schmitz on 07/11/06 - 07:39 AM
In addition to the recent loss of ex-vocalist Chris Irons, Kaity Jaber, Anthony Hurrel, and Joel Frederick have left Long Shot Hero. The band will continue on, although they will now perform under the name Cutthroat Academy.
Brandon Allin on 07/05/06 - 01:11 AM
Set Your Goals' (Eulogy Records) guitarist, Junior, was robbed last night while playing a show in London. Taken were his passport, cash, plane tickets, ipod, psp, guitar cables and other things of high value. The band is asking that if anyone was at the show and knows anything about what happened to contact them via their Myspace page.

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Katie Schmitz on 06/16/06 - 04:26 AM
Kevin Devine's car was broken into yesterday, and a bunch of his gear was stolen.
MessageHello:
My name's Kevin Devine. I'm a musician from Brooklyn.

Two acoustic guitars were stolen from my car on N. 11th & Bedford in Williamsburg, Brooklyn between 1pm and 7pm yesterday (Wed, Jun 14th). I'm posting this hoping that someone might come across them being sold somewhere, and that that someone might let me know. It'd be much appreciated, and I'd try and figure some way to reward your kindness.

One is a Gibson J-185 acoustic/electric. It's a blonde lacquered finish with a cutaway and pearl inlays along the fretboard. It has a built-in EQ. It'll look pretty new - just got it storebought...
Katie Schmitz on 06/15/06 - 10:24 AM
Mikey and Matt of Set Your Goals were jumped tonight in London. You can read about it here. They're still planning on playing at the Underworld tomorrow.
Drew Beringer on 06/14/06 - 08:43 PM
Skratch3's van recently caught fire and was completely destroyed while on tour. The accident occurred Tuesday morning while leaving Winnipeg, Manitoba on route to Regina. A message from the band can be found below, and a few, low-quality, cell-phone pictures can be found in the replies.
At Least We Didn't Crash..... we definitely burned

After leaving Winnipeg and a porch full of smiling people (probably making sure we were actually leaving) we hit the Trans Canada on route to Regina. Still nursing the headaches and hang overs from the night before, everyone was jolted by a quick pull over and Woody yelling at everyone to "get out of the van now!"

What looked like the annoying...
Brandon Allin on 06/13/06 - 02:06 PM
Desmond Dekker passed away this morning at the age of 64. Dekker, who was highly regarded as the "ska father", was the best-known Jamaican musician outside of his country, and one of the most popular within it. R.I.P. Desmond Adolphus Dacres: July 16, 1941 - May 25, 2006.

Biographical source: Wikipedia
Brandon Allin on 05/25/06 - 05:55 PM
Chiodos has will not be playing their upcoming tour dates. Below is their statement.
Chiodos Drop Of TourCraig woke up this morning with a severe shortness of breathe, and needs to get back home to rest up. as many of you know, Craig has suffered from a collapsed lung in the past. due to the symptoms coming back, we have decided to pull out of our direct supporting slot on our current tour with Between the Buried and Me.
Craig and the rest of us will be resting up to get ready for our upcoming tour with It Dies Today and Haste The Day. we are terribly sorry, and would like to apologize to all of our fans in Canada, Boston, and Pittsburgh that planned on attending these shows. we hope...
Jon Foucart on 05/25/06 - 12:22 PM
You can read an article at BBC about the Red Hot Chili Peppers expressing their thoughts about their album leak.
Ryan Imhof on 05/04/06 - 02:36 PM
According to this article from MTV.com, System Of A Down are going on a hiatus.
Drew Beringer on 05/04/06 - 01:51 PM
The following has been taken from MammothPress.com: Denver Colorado's The Blackout Pact have been arrested on charges not yet revealed, as far as the facts go they are all in Indiapolis Police custody, they have cancelled shows for the next few days while things get sorted out. No official word on when they are getting out but they hope to be released sometime tommorow.
Frank Giaramita on 05/02/06 - 07:05 AM
I am broke and need some money for my apartment this summer, so I've listed some fine items on eBay. Among them are a few copies of Taking Back Sunday's rare demo CD and Days Away's LSDEP Click here for a full listing of what I'm selling.
Jake Wallace on 05/01/06 - 09:04 PM
Below is a message from Down To Earth Approach:
QuoteHi everybody, just wanted to let you know that tonight's show at The Mad Hatter in Covington, KY has been cancelled due to a gas leak at the venue. Lorene Drive and all of us send our condolences and will most likely be found drinking, eating and watching movies if anyone would like to join in
Greg Thimmes on 05/01/06 - 02:22 PM
In regards to the Fall of Troy rumors going around, singer Tom has finally spoken out about it.
QuoteWithout giving any of you details that you don't need... The last 2 days have been the hardest days for this band ever. People have done everything that we never wanted to do. We've been on the road now for a very very long time, and last night was the culmination of it all... We are VERY sorry for the actions we took, but we just couldn't control it. I walked off the stage because I felt embarrasses of it all, I didn't want to come back out, but I came back out for you guys? The kids! Cause I fucking care more about you guys than this fucking band. We love each and everyone of you, so...
Paul Tao on 05/01/06 - 12:01 PM
The Subways have been forced to cancel their entire upcoming US tour (not just their Coachella appearance, as previously noted) due to doctor's orders. Singer Billy Lunn has nodules on his vocal chords and has been advised to not sing until that has been taken care of.
Paul Tao on 04/28/06 - 11:36 AM
Proof from D12 and 8 Mile fame was shot and killed earlier this morning.

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MTV.com Article
Jared Kaufman on 04/11/06 - 10:58 AM
The drunk driver who hit and killed Suburban Legends trombone player Ryan Dallas Cook has been located in Korea; below is an article from NBC 4, and here is a video report:
ArticleLOS ANGELES -- Parents of a victim in a hit-and-run accident have learned the identity of the suspected driver, but there is a hitch.

Police say that suspect was driven to the airport after the crash and flew to Korea.

Carlton Cook and his wife say they read the report over and over trying to make sense of it. What became clear, they say, is that the man accused of killing their son Ryan Dallas Cook is gone.

"It was just complete shock to get this information and have paint such a vivid picture of what...
Rohan Kohli on 04/05/06 - 11:11 AM
The Jonbenet's new album, Ugly/Heartless, was scheduled to be out on April 25th but has been pushed back. A new release date will be announced shortly.
Jon Foucart on 04/02/06 - 02:15 PM
On the first leg of the Arab Strap tour, supporting band A Whisper In The Noise were attacked last night, March 28, at knifepoint by two thugs at the Neumos show in Seattle (located at 925 E. Pike Street).

Two drunk/drugged out-of-their mind males approached the AWITN van as they were loading the last piece of gear into the truck and enjoying one last smoke before hitting the road. Minutes after Arab Strap left the venue the youths approached the band. They attempted to grab gear and gain entry onto the van. When confronted by the AWITN bandmembers and tour manager, one of the perpetrators pulled a knife and the other sucker punched the tour manager knocking out his front teeth. They...
Rohan Kohli on 03/29/06 - 09:03 PM
Bassist Bradley Quinn Andress of the up-and-coming rock band Close To Home was recently diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer while on tour with his band across the U.S. Andress, 20, was told he would die when flu-like symptoms brought him into a hospital after a show and it was discovered he had a seven-inch tumor on one of his lungs. That lung was removed, but Andress will still have to undergo an additional surgery to see if the cancer has spread.

To aid Andress in his fight against cancer, a benefit show is being scheduled in the band's hometown of Cincinnati, OH. Two tickets and on-stage seats to the Warped Tour in Cincinnati are also being auctioned off by the T.J. Martell...
Rohan Kohli on 03/29/06 - 01:15 PM
Here's the video of Circa Survive's bassist Nick Beard dislocating his knee.
Jon Foucart on 03/15/06 - 12:04 AM
Damian J. Kulash of Ok Go was arrested last night. It is all explained here.

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Jon Foucart on 03/13/06 - 06:43 PM
Emanuel was involved in an accident in Texas two nights ago. Their van and trailer are reportedly totaled. All the guys are supposed to be ok though. They'll be missing the next week of shows with 30 Seconds To Mars,.
Paul Tao on 03/12/06 - 12:25 PM
Set Your Goals' trailer was stolen last night outside of Barrett Jone's recording studio in Seattle, WA. The band was set to leave for tour tomorrow, but plans have changed, as all their merch was taken along with the trailer. The band is in a bit of a bind, and is doing their best to pick up the tour on march 20th in Lubbock, TX. The band has set up a Pay Pal account through mattwilsonrules@gmail.com, and any donations would be greatly appreciated.
Paul Tao on 03/11/06 - 06:21 PM
At Circa Survive's show tonight at the Glass House, bassist Nick Beard dislocated his knee during the first song.
Jon Foucart on 03/11/06 - 12:46 AM
Due to a serious ankle injury sustained late yesterday by The Jonbenet's vocalist, Mike Murland, the band regrettably has to cancel the remaining dates of their tour which was to run through March 19th. The band still expects to hit the road again next month with At All Cost. Here's a statement from the band:
Statement"Mike hurt his ankle pretty bad last night requiring a trip to the emergency room in
Baltimore. Thankfully it isn't broken, but the doctors say that he'll need surgery
if he doesn't stay off of it for at least a few weeks. So with that warning, we have
to cut this tour short and head back home to Houston. We don't want to risk our tour
plans for the rest of the year which...
Jon Foucart on 03/08/06 - 01:41 PM
Charlie and Chris have decided to leave the band The Suicide Pact. The band is going to continue on and are looking for new members.

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Jon Foucart on 03/07/06 - 10:57 AM
At the British Invasion 2k6 show recently, "police battled punk fans".
Paul Tao on 03/05/06 - 03:21 PM
Mock Orange have been forced to cancel the remaining shows on their European tour due to Joe's passport being stolen.
Ryan Imhof on 03/03/06 - 01:19 PM
Actor Don Knotts, best know for his role as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, has passed away at the age of 81.
Caleb Cattivera on 02/25/06 - 06:47 PM
Test Icicles have called it quits.

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Frank Giaramita on 02/22/06 - 11:44 AM
Ericson's show at Club Deniro in Taunton, MA has been cancelled due to the snow, it will be rescheduled ASAP.
Ryan Imhof on 02/12/06 - 06:34 AM
We Are the Fury was recently involved in a scary wreck:
Message From Jeremy Of We Are The FurtyHey everyone. Friday afternoon we were involved in a serious accident while driving through Colorado. We crashed our van around the Vail Passage area of route 70 near Breckenridge. We were driving through a heavy snowstorm on our way home from Los Angeles when we hit ice and lost control of our vehicle and slammed into the guardrail. Surprisingly, the guardrail held and we didn't fall down the five hundred foot mountain drop, which is a miracle. As we were sliding toward the edge our trailer jackknifed and snapped off. This prevented the van from flipping and rolling over the side of the...
Rohan Kohli on 02/04/06 - 04:59 PM
Avenged Sevenfold are not pleased about their new video leaking on the web, so in respect to the band and their label, could any of you who have it hosted/linked on a journal, webzine etc.. please take it down. They wanted to have it premiered in a special way and are now taking action to find out who "leaked" it.

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Jon Foucart on 02/03/06 - 12:42 AM
Marathon have decided to break-up.

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Jared Kaufman on 02/01/06 - 09:03 AM
It's Like Love flipped their van and trailor after hitting black ice, last night in Montana. Two members were admitted in the hosptal but released today. The band will miss their show in Rexburg, ID, tonight and the show in Denver, CO with My American Heart. The band will make their shows on February 10th in Phoenix and February 11th in Tucson. They apologize for missing these shows but they have no choice. All of us at AP wish It's Like Love the best.
Ryan Imhof on 01/31/06 - 07:24 PM
A Hero From A Thousand Paces' drummer decided to leave the band before they leave for their upcoming tour on Saturday. The band leaves for the tour on February 4th and will be back on the 18th. If you are interested send them a message on their Myspace page.
Ryan Imhof on 01/30/06 - 03:55 AM
The 22-20s have broken up. The statement posted on their MySpace page can be found below.
StatementFor the benefit of anyone who missed the first announcement or anyone new to this site,22-20s have split up.The split was amicable and mutual.Thanks again to everyone on Myspace and I'll post any further developments as and when they happen.Martin
Paul Tao on 01/30/06 - 12:31 AM
Lambgoat.com is reporting that Seattle straight-edge hardcore band Champion will be breaking up after playing a few more shows in the upcoming weeks.
Scott Weber on 01/28/06 - 11:48 PM
Grandaddy will not be touring in support of their new album, Just Like the Fambly Cat, after it's released on May 9th. In fact, the band is going to be calling it quits at that time.

Source: Pitchfork
Jared Kaufman on 01/27/06 - 07:23 AM
Below is a message from Greg of Time and Distance regarding an accident he was recently involved in:
Messagehello to all in ap.net land, this is greg from the band time and distance. as some of you may have heard, I was involved in a pretty bad car accident this past tuesday night. I was basically t-boned on my back driver's side door by a van going about 50mph, as I was in the process of making a left turn. I was knocked out and only remember starting to make the turn, and the next thing I know, my car is all smashed, and I'm being put on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance bound for the hospital. I've got a broken collarbone, and various cuts/scrapes/bruises, but given the...
Rohan Kohli on 01/22/06 - 01:45 PM
Syracuse, NY has lost another one. On January 2nd, Club Tundra closed their doors for the final time. Bands like Saosin, Acceptance, Matchbook Romance, Armor For Sleep, Anberlin, As I Lay Dying, Dillinger Escape Plan, Underoath, Motion City, Soundtrack Silverstein, Finch, Blindside, Poison The Well, From First To Last, and Hawthorne Heights played there last year alone, and now, the room is gone. However, the show must go on! The Less Than Jake show scheduled for Tuesday January 24th has been moved to The Furnace! Show details can be found at Myspace.com. Please, if you are from upstate NY, tell everyone you can, so that there is little confusion on show day.
Frank Giaramita on 01/20/06 - 06:43 PM
Roses Are Red and Crash Romeo's show on January 21st un Detroit has been cancelled due to venue problems. The bands are still looking to fill the date. If you can help, please email: lance@onemomentmgmt.com.
Jon Foucart on 01/18/06 - 07:08 PM
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