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Update II:: The chat is now over. Thanks to William for hanging out with us this afternoon. Make sure to purchase his new EP ASAP!

Update: Will is chatting right now with fans in this thread! Come hang out!

Our pal William Beckett just released a new EP titled What Will Be (purchase it here) and he is sharing with us today an entire acoustic performance of the EP. The 16-minute short film by Jack Edinger is a showcase of how William can own the room, even when he's only armed with a guitar. You can watch the film in the replies, and don't forget that William will be chatting on the site later today at 5:30 PM EST.
Drew Beringer on 10/31/12 - 09:08 AM
William Beckett will be chatting with us this Wednesday October 31st at 5:30 PM EST. We'll also be premiering a new acoustic video from Will. So make sure to stop by and hang out.
Drew Beringer on 10/30/12 - 01:27 PM
PropertyOfZack is streaming a brand new William Beckett song titled "Slip Away" here.
Drew Beringer on 10/29/12 - 11:04 AM
William Beckett has released his new song, "Our Story's Already Been Told."
Jason Tate on 10/25/12 - 10:28 AM
The Rocket Summer is heading out on a headline tour from November 1st through 15th with special guests William Beckett and The Classic Crime (they will also be playing a one off show with Switchfoot). Dates can be found in the replies.
Rohan Kohli on 10/09/12 - 03:12 PM
William Beckett will release his new EP, What Will Be, on October 30th. The first single, "Stuck In Love," (featuring Ryan Ross) can be heard here.
Joe DeAndrea on 10/01/12 - 08:32 AM
Tickets for Sing It Loud's reunion show with William Beckett are now available for purchase.
Joe DeAndrea on 09/01/12 - 06:07 PM
Today we have our fourth and final track by track video for William Beckett's Winds Will Change EP. Check the replies to see the explanation for "Dig a Hole" and all previous videos can be found here. His EP is available on iTunes now.
Joe DeAndrea on 08/17/12 - 05:05 AM
We have another track insight video from William Beckett today where you can see what he has to say about "Warriors," a song off his Winds Will Change EP. Additionally, we also have an acoustic video of Beckett performing "Great Night" -- both can be seen in the replies.
Joe DeAndrea on 08/15/12 - 08:35 AM
Last month William Beckett released the second of his three planned EPs for this year, Winds Will Change (which can be purchased on iTunes here). Today we're bringing you a behind the scenes look into the meaning of every song on it, starting with "Great Night." Check the replies to see what Beckett had to say and keeping checking back all this week for videos for each track.
Joe DeAndrea on 08/14/12 - 05:57 AM
Update: Due to a scheduling conflict, this is pushed back until the 19th.

William Beckett will be performing a StageIt show tonight as his old project Remember Maine.
Message from WilliamThis one is going to be fun... In high school I started writing songs under the name “Remember Maine”. I released a full length record my junior year and that was the beginning of everything for me. From this album spawned a self booked tour and internet buzz all attributed to the loads of support from close friends (LLR Records) and new friends (Jason Tate & AP.net). This coming Monday, August 13th I will revisit those songs and be performing them for the first time in 10 years. Grab your...
Joe DeAndrea on 08/13/12 - 08:42 AM
William Beckett will be performing a StageIt show tonight in which all proceeds will go toward Andy Mrotek's hospital bills.
Message from WilliamLast week my good friend and musical brother Andy Mrotek was jumped and attacked by multiple people, leaving him in need of reconstructive surgery. As procedures like this are very expensive, I wanted to do something to help Butcher through this horrible time. On August 6th I will be playing a benefit show on Stageit.com in which all proceeds will be donated to Andy to help pay for his time in the hospital. I will be playing some of Andy’s favorite TAI songs in his honor.

If you have not attended a Stageit show before, its basically a...
Joe DeAndrea on 08/06/12 - 12:14 PM
Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to William for taking the time to chat.

William Beckett will be chatting here in this thread at approximately 8pm EST. Stop by, say hello, and talk about his new EP, Winds Will Change.
Joe DeAndrea on 07/20/12 - 04:49 PM
William Beckett will be chatting here on AP.net tomorrow night at 8pm EST.
Joe DeAndrea on 07/19/12 - 01:08 PM
This week, PropertyOfZack's BandsOnBands feature is with William Beckett, talking about the effect The Cure has had on him.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/17/12 - 09:57 AM
William Beckett is gearing up to release, Winds Will Change, the second of his three planned solo EPs. We have a new song, "Scarlett (Tokyo)," available for streaming either in the replies or on his AP profile. The EP is set to hit digital outlets tomorrow, and don't forget to catch him on tour with Hellogoodbye and Relient K later this month.
Joe DeAndrea on 07/16/12 - 06:40 AM
A new song from William Beckett can be found here.
Jason Tate on 06/18/12 - 03:27 PM
William Beckett has just announced July 17th as the release date for Winds Will Change, the second of three EP's he will release in 2012.
Jason Tate on 06/18/12 - 09:51 AM
Relient K, Hellogoodbye, William Beckett, and House Of Heroes will be touring together this summer. Dates below.
Jason Tate on 05/23/12 - 12:41 PM
William Beckett did an interview with Chicago radio station Q101 about his solo career/parting ways with The Academy Is...
From the InterviewAfter the release of Walk The Talk I will be releasing a new EP every 3 months for the rest of the year. Each EP picks up where the last left off and, once you collect them all, reveals the full story. I just finished recording the second EP, and I am currently on tour as we speak. The tour ends in Chicago, where it all started, on May 29th at Schubas. Then the next morning I fly to Japan to perform on the Beyond the Blue Tour, then I drop by the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia on the way home. The second EP drops soon...
Jason Tate on 05/23/12 - 11:41 AM
Last week we brought you two videos of William Beckett discussing tracks off his new EP and this week, we have the last two. Check the replies for Beckett's commentary on "Oh, Love!" and "You Never Give Up," and be sure to pick up tickets to his solo tour going on now.
Joe DeAndrea on 05/14/12 - 07:01 AM
Check out William Beckett and Cara Salimando covering Ryan Adams' "Come Pick Me Up" in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/08/12 - 05:53 PM
Check the replies to watch William Beckett performing a brand new song titled "Great Night" off an EP he'll be releasing in July.

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Jason Tate on 05/07/12 - 02:02 PM
William Beckett is kicking off his first tour in support of his debut EP, Walk the Talk, and to celebrate, we've got two videos of Beckett explaining the meaning behind two of the EP's tracks in the replies. Check back next week for more videos and be sure to pick up tickets for the tour here.
Joe DeAndrea on 05/07/12 - 06:39 AM
William Beckett has released a documentary for his recent released, Walk The Talk EP. Check the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/04/12 - 01:03 PM
William Beckett recently opened up a little more on the ending of The Academy Is...
From The ArticleWe were really struggling. It wasn’t fun, and it wasn’t as natural as it should be, as it was in the beginning. I could’ve kept the band together and it could’ve seemed all nice and cozy, but the reality is I would’ve been miserable. I felt a responsibility not only to myself but to the fans of the band…to stick true to my vision without compromising and not force a record out just to keep the band together.
Jason Tate on 04/30/12 - 03:43 PM
William Beckett's sessions at Audiotree can be found here.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/12 - 10:42 AM
William Beckett will be heading into the studio this week to record EP number two.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/12 - 09:56 AM
William Beckett will be releasing three solo EPs this year (including Walk The Talk).
From the InterviewAbsolutely. I’ve probably written over a hundred songs with my band and with Mike in an exclusive sense. Things weren’t always fun. It wasn’t always a positive experience. There were times where we would finish songs and we wouldn’t even speak to each other. Most of our second record is about that. About the inner band tension and me being uncomfortable. And my anxiety as a result of that. Not since the first record have I fully been able to be myself and be honest and genuine fully with every aspect of my life. When you are on a team you have to consider everyone’s strengths...
Jason Tate on 04/20/12 - 01:07 PM
Check out William Beckett performing "You Never Give Up" acoustically in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/19/12 - 01:23 PM
Check out William Beckett performing "Oh, Love" acoustically, here.
Jason Tate on 04/18/12 - 03:35 PM
Check out William Beckett's "albums that changed my life" feature - here.
Jason Tate on 04/17/12 - 02:45 PM
Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to William for taking the time to talk with us; his responses can be read here. Be sure to check out his EP, Walk the Talk, when it gets released tomorrow.

William Beckett will be chatting in this thread at approximately 7pm EST. Stop by to say hi, talk about his new EP, upcoming tour -- or anything you'd like!
Joe DeAndrea on 04/16/12 - 03:48 PM
William Beckett's new song "Girl, You Should Have Been A Drummer" can be found here.
Jason Tate on 04/16/12 - 01:37 PM
William Beckett will be releasing his debut solo EP and first material since the break-up of The Academy Is... on April 17th. Today we're bringing you an exclusive track off of it -- you can stream "Oh, Love!" in the replies or on his AP.net profile. Don't forget: he'll also be chatting tonight on the website at 7PM EST.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/16/12 - 07:15 AM
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed.
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Joe DeAndrea on 04/16/12 - 05:01 AM
William Beckett will be chatting here on AP.net this Monday, April 16th at 7pm EST.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/11/12 - 07:17 PM
William Beckett joined Say Anything on stage in Chicago to perform "Belt." Check the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/06/12 - 11:52 PM
William Beckett is shooting a video for "Compromising Me" today.
Jason Tate on 04/03/12 - 10:38 AM
Watch William Beckett perform a new song entitled "You Never Give Up" in the replies. His new EP, Walk the Talk, is available for pre-order.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/03/12 - 05:53 AM
You can listen to William Beckett's interview on The Gunz Show here.
Jason Tate on 03/29/12 - 11:43 AM
William Beckett's new single "Compromising Me" is on iTunes and Amazon (and Spotify).
Jason Tate on 03/20/12 - 10:38 AM
William Beckett is heading out on a solo tour - dates in the replies. His new single "Compromising Me" drops tomorrow.
Jason Tate on 03/19/12 - 11:41 AM
William Beckett will be releasing a solo EP on April 17th. Clips can be heard here.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/18/12 - 09:52 AM
William Beckett has posted a new song called "You and I Against The World" - check it out in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 11/14/11 - 01:22 PM
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