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December 18th Episode:
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Season one of the Serial podcast ends today ... but we're going to keep right on trucking. This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast covers Green Day being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songkick's declaration of the "hardest working band" in music, the NYT article that claims the internet is bad for the industry and suits are good, and Wondering Sound cutting operations and the future of publishing online. We hope you enjoy. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.

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Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 5:32 PM
New Gods will be going on a tour of the west coast. Check out the dates in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on Dec 18, 2014 - 3:36 PM
Vitaform's self-titled EP is now available on bandcamp for pay-what-you-want.
Zac Djamoos on Dec 18, 2014 - 3:25 PM
letlive. has posted another track in their appropriately titled "Renditions" series, this time featuring Chris Conley of Saves The Day. Hit the replies to hear "Dreamer's Disease".
Jake Denning on Dec 18, 2014 - 3:15 PM
Less Than Jake will release a 7" called American Idle on January 20th through Fat Wreck Chords.
Deborah Remus on Dec 18, 2014 - 2:48 PM
Wolves & Machines' new single "Christmas Medley" is available on their bandcamp. In addition, all of their albums are up for only a dollar.
Zac Djamoos on Dec 18, 2014 - 2:39 PM
Fit For A King will be coming by to chat on Saturday at 1pm PST/4pm EST. You can catch them on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, tickets are now on sale and all dates can be found here.
Jake Denning on Dec 18, 2014 - 12:58 PM
Funeral For A Friend will release Chapter and Verse in the US on January 27th via Distiller Records.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Lights has announced a US headlining tour. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:58 AM
St. Vincent is on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast this week.

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Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:46 AM
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rob Cavallo have written a musical based on the movie School Of Rock. It will debut fall next year on Broadway.
School of Rock ó The Musical, based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Black, will have its world premiere on Broadway. Performances are slated to begin Nov. 2, 2015, at the Winter Garden Theatre.

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Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:44 AM
Hit the replies to watch Relient K live lyric video for "Be My Escape."

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Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:41 AM
Of Mice & Men will be re-releasing Restoring Force with three new bonus songs and an acoustic track on February 24th. Drew is stoked.

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Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:41 AM
The Punk Rock Hillbilly's cover of Blink-182's "Pathetic" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:39 AM
Teenage Time Killer have signed with Rise Records. A huge number of artists will appear on this release including Randy Blythe, Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor, Jello Biafra, Lee Ving, Tommy Victor, Nick Oliveri, Pete Stahl, Vic Bondi, Clifford Dinsmore,, Max Cavalera, Tony Foresta, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, and Keith Morris.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:37 AM
Gob's video for "Radio Hell" can be found here.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:35 AM
Hit the replies for this year's Skate and Surf festival line-up.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:34 AM
Foxing are working on some new music in Brand New's studio in Long Island.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:33 AM
Frank Iero has announced some US tour dates. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:29 AM
Hostage Calm have announced their final shows. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 18, 2014 - 10:42 AM
MTV is premiering New Found Glory's '90s-inspired music video for "Stubborn."
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 18, 2014 - 10:17 AM
Head to the replies to watch Enter Shikari's music video for "Slipshod," which was directed and animated by Ren & Stimpy's Peter MacAdams. You'll also find their upcoming tour dates.
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 18, 2014 - 7:29 AM
In Flames, All That Remains and Wovenwar are hitting the road together next year. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 18, 2014 - 7:26 AM
Esta Coda have been working on a new EP called Miles Away with Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive) and Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, As Cities Burn). We are premiering a new song off of it called "Rain" - give it a listen in the replies. The EP will release in early 2015, but if you like what you hear, you can catch the band on Saturday the 20th at a holiday show in Scranton, PA with The Menzingers, Captain We're Sinking, Tigers Jaw, and more.
Ryan Gardner on Dec 18, 2014 - 7:13 AM
Heartsupport is a non-profit founded by Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red), where fans of the music community can come together and talk about issues such as depression, anxiety, etc. You might recognize past videos from musicians such as Kevin Jordan (This Wild Life), Garret Rapp (The Color Morale), and JT Cavey (Texas In July), where they talk about their own experiences. Head to the replies to check it out a video titled #UniteTheScene.
Jake Denning on Dec 17, 2014 - 6:37 PM
Fit For A King, Beautiful Bodies, As It Is, Crossfaith, and Splitbreed have been announced this week for the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. Head to the replies for a video announcement.
Jake Denning on Dec 17, 2014 - 6:16 PM
A new song from Elder Abuse called "Better Off Dad" is streaming and will appear on a split with Anchorless that will be released in February.
Deborah Remus on Dec 17, 2014 - 6:06 PM
Sony has decided to cancel the release of the new upcoming movie The Interview.
Sony Pictures has decided to cancel the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after major theaters said they wouldn't screen the movie. "We have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release of 'The Interview,'" the company said in a statement.
Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 4:17 PM
Happy birthday to Ryan Key of Yellowcard.
Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 2:27 PM
Hit the replies to see Fall Out Boy's performance of "Centuries" on The Voice finale last night.
Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 1:48 PM
Hits is reporting Angels and Airwaves sold a little over 16k copies of their new album.
Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 1:47 PM
Sam Ryder, vocalist for Close Your Eyes, has left the band.

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Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 1:30 PM
Ryan Adams is the guest on this week's Marvel Podcast.
Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 1:29 PM
Finch have announced a Say Hello To Sunshine 10th Anniversary Show in February.

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Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 1:27 PM
Modest Mouse's new album is now available for pre-order on iTunes. 15 songs, but they're all still listed as untitled.
Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 1:17 PM
You can stream or buy Too Tall Grizzly's new album, Bitter Banter, on Bandcamp.
Ryan Gardner on Dec 17, 2014 - 1:09 PM
Lightsystem have released a studio video for "Subtracted" - it's in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on Dec 17, 2014 - 1:06 PM
We have another exclusive from We Are Triumphant Records as you can view Wander's new music video for "Counterpart" in the replies.
Drew Beringer on Dec 17, 2014 - 1:04 PM
Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for "Woman of the Year" from Billboard Woman in Music can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Steve Tambone of River City Extension has passed away.

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Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 12:57 PM
The new project from Dave Cook, formerly of My Favorite Highway, is called The Hemispheres. They have a free EP titled Santa's Whiskey available on Soundcloud.
Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 12:52 PM
Doomtree's video for "Gray Duck" can be found in the replies. Their new album is quite good.

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Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 12:49 PM
Madonna has commented on Instagram about the leak of her new album demos.
This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demo's half of which wont even make it on my album the other half have changed and evolved. This is a form of terrorism. Wtf!!!! Why do people want to destroy artistic process??? Why steal? Why not give me the opportunity to finish and give you my very best?

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Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 12:47 PM
Songkick took at look at the hardest working bands of 2014 ... to no one's surprise, The 1975 take top spot. You can check out a PDF will a bunch of the data and stats here.
The Manchester quartet arenít just the hardest working band of 2014. Their phenomenal efforts over the last 365 days have shot them to the top of the Songkick leaderboard, having played more shows and covered more ground within a calendar year than any other artist since 2010 (when we started crunching numbers). The 249724km travelled by the band, venue to venue, would take them two-thirds of the way to the moon. Which is little surprise, given they averaged a gig every 1.8 days. Unbelievable!
Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 12:43 PM
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! talks with Stereogum.
Once we started playing this year and we realized how good it was ó you know, having people from Rocket From The Crypt and International Noise Conspiracy in the band is pretty fucking cool ó it just felt like it would be an absolute and total shame if we donít make a record with this lineup. Obviously the last record was really me just raking myself over the coals emotionally, so I just really want to make a fun record ó something thatís just really fun to fucking play and go on tour with. That might not sound like something terribly ambitious, but I think it could be great.
Jason Tate on Dec 17, 2014 - 12:41 PM

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