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WEEZER To Tour Australia In January 2017

WEEZER To Tour Australia In January 2017

Kings of the beta-hipsters WEEZER have announced they’ll be hitting Australian shores in January 2017 to tour in a recent interview with tabloid magazine Herald Sun. Frontman Rivers Cuomo simply said “yes…you will see us in January” when asked if the band will making an appearance in Australia any time soon. Weezer have just released their tenth studio album Weezer: The White Album (or simply ‘The White Album’), their fourth ‘coloured’ self-titled album. The lads haven’t toured Australia since 2013 and their appearance next year will coincide with the summer festival season, so there’s a good possibility we’ll be seeing Weezer at Falls Festival or a similar event. RELATED: WEEZER Offers Insane ‘Experience Bundle’ For New Album In some other Weezer news, the band is about to release their iconic second full-length album Pinkerton on vinyl. The reissue will only be available to subscribers of vinyl delivery service Vinyl Me, Please, with punters having to register with the service prior to May 15 to qualify. The vinyl will be translucent dark-blue with black marbling, and includes exclusive liner notes, pop-out artwork, lyric sheets and a custom print by Japanese artist, Fuco Ueda. Check out the new Weezer single California Kids... read more
Artwork, Track List For New BLINK-182 Album ‘California’ Revealed

Artwork, Track List For New BLINK-182 Album ‘California’ Revealed

If you’re anything like me, you’re really excited for the new BLINK-182 album, California. The lads released their new track Bored To Death today, which has been met with a mixed response. Fans are either praising the new track as a promising display of what’s to come, or proclaiming that the golden age of Blink-182 is well and truly over and it’s all been done before. If you have yet to listen to the new track (where are you, under a rock?), you can check it out below. The new album is the follow-up to 2011’s Neighbourhoods, and according to KPOQ radio’s Lisa Worden, where the track premiered, it “sounds like Blink but it’s not anything that we’ve heard before. For fans of the band, they’re going to be super happy with it. It starts with Travis’ unmistakable drumming — it’s just that signature Blink sound — you immediately know who it is.” California Track List: 01. Cynical 02. Bored to Death 03. She’s out of Her Mind 04. Los Angeles 05. Sober 06. Built This Pool 07. No Future 08. Home Is Such a Lonely Place 09. Kings of the Weekend 10. Teenage Satellites 11. Left Alone 12. ExplicitRabbit Hole 13. San Diego 14. The Only Thing That Matters 15. California 16. Brohemian Rhapsody All Blink-182 studio updates: Screamy Matt is a good Matt pic.twitter.com/Ey3GMUS61E — Dad (@markhoppus) February 9, 2016 Travis Barker Recording Drums for blink-182 Recording drums #BLINK182 #DRUMSDRUMSDRUMS #LOSANGELES Posted by Travis Barker on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Travis Barker tracking drums for a song that didn't exist this morning. Posted by Blink-182 on Wednesday,... read more
FILTER Frotman RICHARD PATRICK To Produce Upcoming Soundtrack For Jim Carrey Film

FILTER Frotman RICHARD PATRICK To Produce Upcoming Soundtrack For Jim Carrey Film

FILTER frontman (and very interesting fellow) Richard Patrick is set to compose the score for Jim Carrey’s upcoming film True Crimes, according to reports from ThePrp.com. The hyperactive and talented whackjob is following in Nine Inch Nails former bandmate Trent Reznor’s footsteps, who as we reported the other day is set to star and compose some tunes for the new Twin Peaks soundtrack. True Crimes is based on a 2008 New Yorker article by writer David Grann, which follows the story of a homicide investigation of a local businessman which bears striking similarities to that of an author’s recent novel. The film is scheduled for a tentative release for later this year, and will be Carrey’s first film since the shockingly awful Dumb and Dumber To. The new venture will be Richard Patrick’s first foray into full soundtrack composition, although the musician did contribute to a track by The Crystal Method on the soundtrack for the 1997 commercial flop, Spawn, as well as providing guitars on a track for the 2008 film Repo! The Genetic Opera We interviewed Patrick back in March and the conversation was interesting to say the least, so I’ve included the full interview below for your perusal. Interview: Richard Patrick (Filter) Filter is almost two different bands: the poppy alt-rockers who everyone knows from songs like ‘Take A Picture’ which every asshole with an acoustic guitar tries to ruin, to the industrial-metal-fever-dream team responsible for ‘Hey Man, Nice Shot’. Founder and frontman Richard Patrick was nice enough to have a chat to I Probably Hate Your Band about the new album, songwriting, and his general... read more
ARCHITECTS Announce Headlining North American Tour

ARCHITECTS Announce Headlining North American Tour

Following the massive news that ARCHITECTS will be joining Bring Me The Horizon on their Australian tour in September, the band has just announced a headlining tour all of their own in North America this July. The huge 22-date tour will see Architects joined by Counterparts, Make Them Suffer and Sworn In, kicking off in Montreal on July 8th. The tour will be entitled the All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us and will celebrate the release of their most recent album of the same name, due out May 27th through Epitaph Records. ARCHITECTS All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us Tour 2016 JULY 08 Montreal, QC – Club Soda 09 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall 10 London, ON – London Music Hall 13 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge 14 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze 15 Lawrence, KS – Granada 16 Denver, CO – Summit 18 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven 20 Sacramento, CA – Boardwalk 21 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s 22 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse 23 Tucson, AZ – Club XS 25 Dallas, TX – Monkey Bar N Grill 26 San Antonio, TX – Korova 27 Houston, TX – Scout Bar 29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade 30 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Petes 31 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar AUGUST 01 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar 02 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts 04 Worcester, MA – Palladium 05 New York, NY – Gramercy Tickets are available this Friday. Check out the two singles from All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, Gone With The Wind and A Match Made In... read more
Buenos Aires Outlaws EDM Festivals Following Persistent Pingas Problem

Buenos Aires Outlaws EDM Festivals Following Persistent Pingas Problem

The Buenos Aires government have refused to grant any further licences allowing the operation of electronic music festivals in the capital until new drug laws are enforced, effectively outlawing EDM festivals altogether. According to reports from The Guardian, Buenos Aires mayor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta has stated the government will no longer permit the festivals to operate until new city legislature is enacted to prevent drug abuse and counter drug deaths. EDM festivals have been under heavy scrutiny in Argentina since the death of five people at the recent Time Warp Festival held on April 15. Along with the five deaths, nine people were reportedly left in a critical condition after drug overdoses. The promoters for Time Warp cancelled the festival as soon as the deaths came to light, issuing the following statement at the time of the tragedy: ”We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the people who passed away. The cause of this tragedy will take some time to determine. The show is cancelled for tonight. We will let you know as soon as possible how you can refund the ticket for tonight. We ask that you keep the loved ones of these people in our thoughts and prayers.” Drug laws in Argentina are already considerably relaxed, with a 2009 supreme court ruling finding that the prosecution of individuals for possessing drugs for personal use was unconstitutional. RELATED: STEREOSONIC Festival Cancelled, Fitness First Go Into Receivership The issue of drug use at festivals is a hot topic of late. In February, the Drug Law Reform Council president Dr. Wodak vowed to introduce pill=testing at... read more
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Respond To Lawsuit

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Respond To Lawsuit

UPDATE: In case you missed the news yesterday (original post included below), FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have found themselves in controversy once again with their label Prospect Park filing a lawsuit against the band for failing to honour several contractual obligations. As reported by TMZ, the lawsuit claims that members from the band have openly stated they are rushing the album “before Ivan does something stupid – dies – goes away to jail” and that they’re unable to legally record an album until after June this year. The report also indicates Prospect Park are unhappy with the band’s sound, calling it “stale” and needing “more creative input”. The band has responded to the allegations with a lengthy statement, accusing Prospect Park of of being “desperate” and employing “exploitative and abusive bullying tactics.” The full statement from Five Finger Death Punch is included below. ”Desperate people do desperate things. We are saddened, but not surprised by the recent lawsuit filed by Prospect Park, LLC against the members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. It is the latest in a long line of exploitative and abusive bullying tactics used by our former manager and current label CEO Jeff Kwatinetz to extract money from and wield power against the band. Jeff Kwatinetz is well-known as a former music industry powerhouse whose erratic behavior and affiliated corporate bankruptcies have caused most of his companies’ clients, including BACKSTREET BOYS, KORN, SMASHING PUMPKINS, JANE’S ADDICTION and Azalea Banks to flee in droves. In fact, we also fired Prospect Park management four years ago in an effort to escape an arrangement that more resembled indentured servitude. FIVE... read more
U.K Ticketing Outlets Offer Refunds For AC/DC Shows

U.K Ticketing Outlets Offer Refunds For AC/DC Shows

U.K ticketing outlet SeeTicket is offering refunds to ticket holders of the AC/DC show planned for London on June 4, in the event that punters aren’t interested in seeing the band now Guns n’ Roses frontman Axl Rose is leading the group. Customers holding tickets for the upcoming show at London Olympic Stadium received an email from SeeTicket which read “You have the opportunity to request a refund of your ticket. Refunds will be available from now until 5pm on Friday, May 6.” The decision to employ Axl Rose has been met with a resounding “meh” by fans of both AC/DC and Guns n’ Roses alike, with even former AC/DC biographer Jesse Fink stating it was “the worst decision AC/DC has ever made. Fans are pretty disgusted, AC/DC is all about the money now.” Former vocalist Brian Johnson had to quit their Rock Or Bust tour on advice from doctors, who warned the singer could face permanent hearing damage if he continued to tour with the band. Since the split, conflicting reports have emerged which seem to suggest that singer was possibly fired from the group, with Johnson now having permanently left the band. AC/DC issued a statement when Axl Rose was confirmed as Johnson’s replacement, thanking the singer for all his years of hard work but with no word if Rose will be the band’s full-time singer extending beyond their current tour. ”AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals. AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We... read more
WHITECHAPEL Release New Song & Reveal Album Details

WHITECHAPEL Release New Song & Reveal Album Details

Deathcore act WHITECHAPEL have released the title-track from their upcoming album Mark Of The Blade, due to be released June 24th through Metal Blade Records. Frontman Phil Bozeman sent Twitter into a frenzy at the beginning of April when he revealed the new album will feature clean singing, with many salty fans and deathcore elitist slamming the singer for “selling out”, evidenced below. There's only 2 songs on the record that have clean vocals. Just an FYI. — Phil Bozeman (@phillybo) April 7, 2016 @phillybo thats so gay — [email protected]@AGE (@anthonymalloch) April 7, 2016 Guitarist Alex Wade said of the new album “It’s the most dynamic record we’ve done, in the sense that one song can be very aggressive while the next one will be softer and sentimental. At this point in our career and as we grow older, we are taking a more open-minded approach to creating our music, allowing what we think sounds good to evolve naturally, rather than to just write what is expected of us.” You can check out the lyric video for Mark Of The Blade below and pre-orders are available via Metal Blade... read more
BLINK-182 Release New Song ‘Bored To Death’

BLINK-182 Release New Song ‘Bored To Death’

Holy shit it IS FINALLY HERE. I’m letting the fanboy out for this one, flogs – the new BLINK-182 song Bored To Death is now available online. Taken from their upcoming album (rumoured to be called California) it’s the first new material since the departure of founding member and crackpot Tom DeLonge and the addition of Matt Skiba – and it’s sounding positively dank. The new album is the follow-up to 2011’s Neighbourhoods, and according to KPOQ radio’s Lisa Worden, where the track premiered, it “sounds like Blink but it’s not anything that we’ve heard before. For fans of the band, they’re going to be super happy with it. It starts with Travis’ unmistakable drumming — it’s just that signature Blink sound — you immediately know who it is.” Check out Bored To Death below (via Consequence Of... read more
PANIC! AT THE DISCO Release Remix Of ‘Victorious’

PANIC! AT THE DISCO Release Remix Of ‘Victorious’

Probably the best emo/pop bloke out PANIC! AT THE DISCO (aka pretty much a solo Brendon Urie) has released a new version of the track Victorious, remixed by Grammy-nominated remix-artist, RAC. RELATED: PANIC! AT THE DISCO Perform Live On Good Morning America RAC (Remix Artist Collective) is the solo-project of musician André Allen Anjos and has worked with artists such as King Of Leon, Lana Del Rey, Death Cab For Cutie and New Order. RELATED: HALSEY Covers ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ With BRENDON URIE at Coachella [VIDEO] Victorious is the opening track from Panic! At The Disco’s latest album Death Of A Bachelor, released in January through Fueled By Ramen. You can check out the Victorious remix... read more