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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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,.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and any donations would be greatly appreciated.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.