The Appleseed Castwere in a nasty van wreck a few days ago in Kansas. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the band's trailer was destroyed along with several pieces of gear. For more information and to learn what you can to do help, head here.
We reported a few days ago that Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong played Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's wedding. According to this article, Armstrong performed "Last Night On Earth" (from 21st Century Breakdown) at Zuckerberg's request. The article brings up an interesting question, too - if you could have any musician play at your wedding, who would it be?
According to this article, the mandatory switch in Facebook to the "Timeline" view is causing a huge drop off in traffic on band's pages. You know, if they wanna drop me a few stock options -- I've got some ideas to fix that.
Mello Yello is holding an interesting, American Idol-esque contest where singers, songwriters and bands can upload their original songs and performances to facebook. The winner is chosen by fans and gets $25K. Check out all the information here.
Looks like Craig Owens is writing a new album. He recently posted on facebook that, "Yes, I'm writing a new record. No, it's not I&G. No, I can't say what it is." Come on Craig, you wanna tell little 'ol me, right?
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Update: Craig would like to know what album/project you think he should write next.
I get the marketing reason behind it -- but I really am getting tired of having to "like" a band in order to hear music. I'll like something once I like it. I prefer less friction when trying to hear new music. Maybe it's just me. Anyone else with me?