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
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
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
Watch a video of Interpol playing "Anywhere" from their forthcoming album, El Pintor, at Glastonbury Festival this weekend in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 06/27/14 - 08:33 PM
50 new acts have been announced for this year's Read & Leeds Festivals in England. In addition to the headliners Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, Blink-182 and Arctic Monkeys the likes of Schoolboy Q, La Dispute, Sivu will perform as well as Gerard Way's (ex-My Chemical Romance) first solo UK performance. Hit the replies for a press release with lots more information.
Kyle Huntington on 05/29/14 - 08:00 AM
Arcade Fire is the latest act to be announced as part of the British Summer Time shows in London's Hyde Park. The band will be supported by Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts, Future Islands and Band Of Skulls. Other shows in this series include Black Sabbath with Soundgarden, Motörhead and Faith No More, The Libertines with The Pogues, Spiritualized, Graham Coxon and Neil Young with The National, Tom Odell and Lucy Rose. more details can be found here.
Kyle Huntington on 05/16/14 - 06:39 AM
A new cluster of bands has been added to this year's Slam Dunk Festival, including Chiodos and Kids In Glass Houses, who will play Smart Casual in full. Scroll down to see a full list of bands added today, the updated line-up poster and an update on the additional Slam Dunk Scotland and Wales shows.
Andy Biddulph on 03/26/14 - 04:20 AM
Hit the replies to see the first wave of bands announced for Pitchfork Music Festival.
Jake Jenkins on 02/14/14 - 10:56 AM
Wireless Festival has revealed the majority of its line up with Kanye West, Drake and Bruno Mars headlining the event across three days. Other acts include Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Earl Sweatshirt and Rudimental. Hit the replies to see the poster.
Kyle Huntington on 01/28/14 - 04:25 AM
Outkast will be one of the headliners at this year's Bestival in the UK.
Kyle Huntington on 01/28/14 - 04:22 AM
The UK's Hit The Deck Festival has added a clutch of bands that will join headliner Brand New in Bristol and Nottingham on the 19th and 20th April respectively. Scroll down to see the full announcement, which includes Saves The Day, Memphis May Fire and The Summer Set.
Andy Biddulph on 01/16/14 - 05:42 AM
In news that will surprise nobody, Arcade Fire has been confirmed as a Glastonury 2014 headliner.
Kyle Huntington on 12/19/13 - 01:35 PM
Hit the replies to watch alt-J performing a new track titled "Warm Foothills" live at Reading Festival.
Kyle Huntington on 08/29/13 - 12:29 PM
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Drew Beringer on 08/23/13 - 04:55 AM
This year's Reading and Leeds-goers are currently being bombarded with a raft of bands to check out this weekend. We know you're a smart bunch, so our recommended bands' combined stagetime adds up to exactly five hours. Fill a nice chunk of your weekend with these guys, then the rest is up to you...
Andy Biddulph on 08/22/13 - 11:14 PM
With festival season well and truly in full swing across the globe now, undoubtedly one of the biggest on the planet kicks off its music across many stages this weekend. Glastonbury Festival in the UK is a long-standing and world famous event which just grows and grows every year and after taking a break in 2012, it's back with a line up full of acts that should not be missed. Head to the replies to see lists and previews of some acts both new and and more seasoned which should be checked out, including the likes of The Rolling Stones, Tom Odell, King Krule, The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys.
Kyle Huntington on 06/27/13 - 07:46 AM
A batch of 30 bands has been added to this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The acts unveiled this morning included Chuck Ragan, Don Broco and Off With Their Heads. Scroll down for the full announcement and for a peek at the line-up so far.
Andy Biddulph on 06/05/13 - 07:49 AM
In case you missed it last week, the line-up for the Alternative Stage at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals has been announced. Head here to check out a bill that includes Josh Widdicombe and Paul Chowdhry.
Andy Biddulph on 06/03/13 - 05:25 AM
For those of you that don't know, Slam Dunk Festival has become an absolute must for those of us in the UK, with seven stages filled to the brim with pop-punk and post-hardcore. Head below to check out a list of the usual suspects and some wildcards you perhaps hadn’t considered checking out, but probably should.
Andy Biddulph on 05/24/13 - 08:04 AM
The James Cleaver Quintet, Maybeshewill and Dry The River have been added to this year's 2000 Trees Festival. Head here to check out the line-up so far.
Andy Biddulph on 05/17/13 - 04:22 AM
The Xcerts, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun and Crazy Arm will play acoustic sets at this year's 2000 Trees Festival as part of an Xtra Mile Recordings stage takeover. The label will take control of the Greenhouse stage on Friday 12th July and a full list of bands can be found below.
Andy Biddulph on 05/10/13 - 06:49 AM
Over 60 bands have been added to this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals in an absolutely humongous announcement. Newly confirmed for the festival are Alkaline Trio, RX Bandits and Quicksand alongside a whole heap of other acts. See more of the additions in the replies.
Andy Biddulph on 04/25/13 - 01:36 PM
Frank Turner will top the bill at this year's 2000 Trees Festival in Gloucestershire, UK. Head to the replies to see a full list of artists added this week and the line-up so far.
Andy Biddulph on 04/17/13 - 03:31 AM
The iconic Glastonbury Festival in the UK has revealed its full line up today. The headliners across many stages include The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Nas, Portishead, The xx and more. Check out the poster in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 03/27/13 - 12:59 PM
Alright, the Easter period is supposed to be a time of peace, reflection and all, but on March 30th Merseyside will turn things up a notch and get a bit *ahem* rad. The inaugural Radstock Festival hits Liverpool Academy for the day and judging by the line-up, it looks like it's going to be a big one. Take a peek at our pick of bands to get lairy with on the eve of Easter Sunday.
Andy Biddulph on 03/08/13 - 01:23 AM
The Wireless festival has announced that Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will headline this year. Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean and John Legend are also on the line up which can be seen here. More acts are still to be announced and tickets go on sale this Friday.
Kyle Huntington on 02/19/13 - 07:32 AM
The "British Music Embassy" will return to SXSW this year at Latitude 30 where many British bands will be showcased over a week including Lucy Rose, The 1975, Peace, Swim Deep and Camera Obscura. Head to the replies to check out the full schedule now.
Kyle Huntington on 02/13/13 - 09:38 AM
The first portion of the line up for this year's Bestival has been announced with Elton John as a headliner. Other acts include The Walkmen, Bombay Bicycle Club and Jessie Ware. Head to the replies to see the full list of acts so far.
Kyle Huntington on 01/30/13 - 11:27 AM
Slam Dunk Festival has added seven new bands to this year's line-up, including Man Overboard, Andrew McMahon and Sleeping With Sirens. Head to the replies for a full list of acts announced today.
Andy Biddulph on 01/09/13 - 03:27 AM
The Killers have been announced as the final headliners for next year's Isle Of Wight Festival. They join The Stone Roses and Bon Jovi at the top of the bill. See the full line up so far here.
Kyle Huntington on 12/17/12 - 03:09 AM
Eminem has been confirmed as one of the headliners for next year's Reading and Leeds festivals.
Kyle Huntington on 12/11/12 - 10:41 AM
This year's Slam Dunk festival will take place in Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton. So far the line up contains The Wonder Years, The Early November, Senses Fail and more. Check the replies for dates and bands.
Andy Biddulph on 12/05/12 - 01:42 PM
Joining The Stone Roses at this year's Isle Of Wight Festival will be the likes of Blondie, The Maccabees, Bloc Party, Jake Bugg and more.
Kyle Huntington on 12/03/12 - 05:17 AM
Deftones, Alt-J and Sub Focus will play the 2013 Reading and Leeds festivals. More announcements are on the way this evening.
Andy Biddulph on 11/29/12 - 04:17 AM
Hit the replies to watch extended highlights of various sets from last weekend's Reading Festival in England including Bombay Bicycle Club, The Cure, The Vaccines and The Maccabees.
Kyle Huntington on 08/30/12 - 08:52 AM
Tomorrow is the day that the Reading and Leeds festivals begin in earnest. They're huge and we've missed out stacks of bands that you should definitely see, but scroll down to check out our list of bands to watch at this year's biggest festival.
Andy Biddulph on 08/23/12 - 01:08 AM
After recent speculation it has now been confirmed by Green Day themselves that they will play a set at this weekend's Reading Festival in the UK. The band elaborated further by saying that they will be playing Dookie in full.
Kyle Huntington on 08/22/12 - 01:30 PM
Hit the replies to watch some live videos of (alt-J) performing live at this year's Lowlands festival including a fantastic performance of "Interlude 1" with The Kyteman Orchestra Choir.
Kyle Huntington on 08/21/12 - 05:53 AM
A list of facts:
- 2000 Trees Festival starts later today.
- We'll be there.
- It's probably going to tip it down in Cheltenham this weekend.
- We don't care. Head to the replies to see the bands set to make the next three days briliant.
Andy Biddulph on 07/12/12 - 03:27 AM
Bon Iver has announced a UK and Ireland headline arena tour for later this year. The band will also be headlining next month's Latitude Festival. Check out the tour dates in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 06/19/12 - 08:11 AM
This year's Reading and Leeds Festivals have added more acts to their line up including Sleigh Bells, 2:54 and Feeder.
Kyle Huntington on 06/12/12 - 05:26 AM
The ATP Festival in the UK, curated by The National this year, has changed locations. Check the replies for more details.
Kyle Huntington on 06/04/12 - 11:59 AM
Hundred Reasons will play their Ideas Above Our Station album in full at this summer's Hevy Festival in Kent, UK. Also added to the bill today were Vinnie Caruana and Lower Than Atlantis. Scroll down for the full announcement.
Andy Biddulph on 06/01/12 - 03:11 AM
Over here in the UK the days are getting warmer, the nights are getting longer and Britain is gearing up for a glorious summer of music. So there’s no better way to begin than with an indoor festival, right? Hit the replies to see the 10 bands that you'd be mad to miss at this weekend's Slam Dunk Festival.
Andy Biddulph on 05/24/12 - 03:15 AM
Jay Z has revealed the preliminary line up for his Made In America festival. Pearl Jam will join the artist as headliners of the event alongside other acts such as D'Angelo, Rick Ross, Miike Snow, Passion Pit and Janelle Monae. The full line up and details so far can be found here.
Kyle Huntington on 05/22/12 - 08:04 AM

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