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Nirvana's Krist Novoselic wrote a blog about the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
I am so happy about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame event and how it went so well. Earlier that week there were three long days of rehearsals in NYC. I feel we conjured the spirit of the band, and we could not have done that alone. This, for me, is a bittersweet notion as we all miss Kurt so much. But considering we were inducted, the show had to go on. Joan Jett was first on my list to be out front. I spoke to Dave about it and he ran with the idea of having all women lead. We felt that would be a good tribute to Kurt and what Nirvana was about.

It was a good balance of females as...
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:52 AM
Mansions' New Best Friends turned five yesterday, and Chris Browder from the band has written an emotionally heavy blog to remark the past few years since its release. In addition, the reissue of the album with an accompanying 7” is now on sale via Bad Timing Records.
Christian Wagner on 03/04/14 - 11:02 AM
Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry has reviewed the new Warpaint album for The Talkhouse.
I love the feel of it. There is atmosphere. There is ambiance. The shoegaze elements of previous material are alive and well (enhanced by Flood's production and the touches added by Nigel Godrich), exemplified through the Bat For Lashes-esque vocal of “Biggy,” the woozy, Moog’ed-up shoegaze of pre-album single “Love Is to Die,” and the synth-heavy, downtempo “Teese.”
Jason Tate on 01/22/14 - 10:50 AM
Southern culture site Garden & Gun just put up a really great article about Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood. The band's fantastic tenth studio album English Oceans is out March 4th via ATO.
Chris Collum on 01/17/14 - 11:10 AM
What does beer and a little extra time on my hands equal? A lengthier write-up on some of my thoughts on the current state of the music industry and how we're currently in the new normal. If you've got some time, I'd love if you'd check it out.
This is also indicative of an old school media mentality — the idea that everything in music should be a blockbuster or relatively dismissed. You see this in the movie industry as well — the machine is too large to be nimble in the face of change and each cycle is so expensive that anything but “blockbuster” status isn’t profitable. But, I ask, what’s wrong with going underground and developing a niche audience? What is wrong with making that the...
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 11:53 AM
Beyonce has written an essay titled, "Gender Equality is a Myth!" for the Shriver Report.
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn't a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers and sisters earn more—commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. Equality will be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect.
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 10:52 AM
The blogger who leaked Guns n Roses' Chinese Democracy explains how he did it.
Within 30 minutes or so of confirming that the tracks were legit, they were up on Antiquiet.com. I didn't put a ton of thought into this act, but I knew this much: As I've said, If I were to simply announce that I had the tracks, no one would believe it. My intent was not to spread it, but to allow it to be played through a streaming player to obliterate any doubt. I knew I was starting a fire, and that original editorial does a pretty good job of laying out the mindset behind my actions. But I didn't think it through past that.

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Jason Tate on 01/08/14 - 03:28 PM
This letter from the editor recently posted by Billboard's Bill Werde is a great read. It addresses, amongst other things, how many in the media don't know how to cover music in general if there's no controversy.
And our conversation basically amounted to: “It was boring because nothing controversial happened.” He expected to shrink coverage of the AMAs. Before I went to sleep that night, I was told that none of the shows planning longer segments would be doing them. It's a sign of the times that celebrity trumps actual culture on TV. If Miley Cyrus cavorts with a foam finger, I’m a talking head on the topic for the next three months. If she does a superb job singing a great song like...
Jason Tate on 01/07/14 - 08:36 PM
Former Woe, Is Me vocalist Hance Alligood has posted a blog about the lack of good local scenes in music these days. Thoughts? Anyone else feeling the same thing?
They “skipped” the local band phase. In some situations, one or more members of this new band were in previous acts, whether they were just a local band or a band that had done a few tours and had been picked up by someone, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes it’s just a band funded by kids with wealthy parents. Well nowadays, it seems like everyone who decides to form a band doesn’t even try to put in work and gain any sort of success locally. And any bands who really wanna work to build up a local following can’t even...
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 02:06 PM
On My Honor's lead singer has come out in a blog.
I am gay, and I am a Christian.

To Reynolds and many others, this seems to be a paradox. As a teenager, it did to me as well. I had the feelings and in a way always knew, but continued to make excuses. “Surely it’s a phase,” “I’m confused,” “If I was, I would know and be open about it,” and of course, “I can’t be gay, I’m a Christian.” The odd part is that I never had a true opposition to homosexuality. Even when I was quite young, I can remember supporting the idea of gay marriage, especially in a nation that supposedly does not discriminate based on religion. By high school, I openly supported the LGBT movement, but I still had...
Jason Tate on 12/24/13 - 12:49 PM
Rolling Stone named Cassadee Pope as one of their "Hottest Sex Symbols" this year. I still find judging people by their looks ... odd. Any reason to toss together a page-view-generating slide show though, right?

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Jason Tate on 12/20/13 - 11:18 AM
MetalInjection posted an article today that highlighted a blog post from For Today's frontman, Mattie Montgomery, that sort of contains an apology to the LBGT community ... then a lot of talking about marriage within the church. The post has been pulled from Mattie's website; however, some quotes can be read here, and the cached version still exists.
I have never heard a homosexual couple tell me that the reason they are together is because, out of a place of devotion to the Lord in prayer and scripture study, He commanded them to be together. And, until that happens, there really is no discussion to be had. They will receive the same response I would give to a straight couple that is...
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 08:04 PM
Frank Turner has ran down his last year, in numbers, in his blog.
I’m now at Jacksonville airport, starting my journey back to the UK. I’m pretty exhausted and for once very glad to be heading home.
This tour is done – 49 shows in the USA and Canada; if you include the European run, it’s 70 shows on the trot. This year, I’ve done 194 shows (73 of them with two slipped discs in my back). I’ve got one left (with Billy in London). We’ve played in 22 countries – the UK, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, China, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Canada and the USA – 29 states: MA, NY, CA, TX,...
Jason Tate on 12/09/13 - 12:53 PM
Chris from Motionless In White posted a lengthy blog post about why the band doesn't preach anymore and his thoughts on superficial fans.
This “you saved my life”, “you’re my hero” and “you’re my voice” thing has become an unbearable burden and a downright eye roller. NO. I did not save your life. NO.. band X, Y or Z did not save your life. IF in fact you were on the brink of any self harming action… it was YOU who pulled yourself from the ledge. You saved your life, You are the hero. Why are people not willing to take credit for their own actions? Thats right… because thats what fans think bands want to hear. I’m not taking ANYTHING away from people who do self harm or have a hard time...
Jason Tate on 12/03/13 - 10:43 AM
La Dispute have posted a password protected entry on their blog (the password is countdown) that is a countdown to something. Guesses?

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Jason Tate on 11/22/13 - 09:39 AM
Matthew Stewart (Outlerloop Management) has posted a lengthy and informative blog post explaining how he got his start in the music industry. In the blog, Stewart also goes into great detail about the rise of We Came As Romans.
Jake Denning on 11/21/13 - 01:33 PM
Rou from Enter Shikari wrote on his blog that there are "3 shows left for the foreseeable future of the band" but that they will return after "a long winter."

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Jason Tate on 11/20/13 - 12:50 PM
Harry Corrigan from Bellwether has posted a lengthy response to accusations of "sexual assault."
When I clicked on the link, and read the headline, I was at a loss for words. “Harry Corrigan from long Island bands is a sexual assaulter.” I was at a loss because this just isn’t true. I’m letting you know beforehand that some of the details I write in this post are explicit, but, I’m going to recount exactly what happened on the night of July 23rd, 2012.

Update: The other side to this story has been posted on her Tumblr. Trigger warning: Sexual assault descriptions.
Jason Tate on 11/18/13 - 06:31 PM
Bleeding Through frontman Brandan Schieppati wrote a lengthy blog addressing haters.
Why did I start Bleeding Through in 1999? I recently started asking myself that question as I start getting ready to leave for our first leg of the US farewell tour. Did I start this band so people can scrutinize the music and our image? Did I start this band so I could see die hard supporters turn into die hard haters when a new trend came through? Did I start this band so I could create jobs for my friends only to see the actual members of the band struggle to pay our bills? Did I start this band so I could be faced with business decisions and to lose friends? Did I start this band to have...
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/04/13 - 05:53 PM
Jason Lancaster wrote a lengthy statement on his blog about the recent break-up of Go Radio.
I’ll jump to the chase and tell you that I am deeply offended but the idea going around that my love Dee had anything to do with my departure from the band. She, in fact, was the only one to ask me to stay. We had so many talks where I would tell her how I was feeling, we would pray together, and I would leave again to let her fend for herself and smile while she did it. She was nothing but absolutely supportive of my career and never ONCE asked me to leave.
Drew Beringer on 10/09/13 - 12:42 PM
If you haven't been keeping up with Dan Ozzi's columns on VICE's Noisey, you should perhaps start doing that. Today's writeup is about the "emo revival" and how it doesn't exist – people just started paying attention again. Feel free to agree or disagree in the replies...do you think we've entered a specific new "golden age" for the genre or is it just a perceived increase in interest from a new crop of listeners? A clip of the blog is below.
Emo’s current situation can all be traced back to the early 2000’s when whatever dumb, lazy music journalist was the first person to start calling MTV-friendly bands like My Chemical Romance, The Used, and Fall Out Boy “emo.” For the record: they...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/07/13 - 10:46 AM
Idobi and Nick Moore (owner of InVogue Records) have launched an educational blog on the music industry entitled "Moore Music."
Christian Wagner on 09/16/13 - 01:49 PM
Here's something interesting. In promoting their collaboration "A Light That Never Comes," Steve Aoki and Linkin Park released a teaser video that appears to show the use of a pirated version of Lennar Digital's Sylenth 1 software. Unique Squared has an opinion piece & evidence on the issue, outlining several possible outcomes from the situation. Does it bother you that financially-stable musicians are still stealing the software that helped them become successful? Does it not matter?

Update: Steve Aoki has addressed the concerns via his blog, where he shows proof of purchase and explains the pirated software.
However, the honest truth is that screenshot is in fact of my road...
Jack Appleby on 08/23/13 - 02:00 PM
In light of their tour announcement with Coheed & Cambria and Balance & Composure, I The Mighty vocalist Brent Walsh reflected on how much it means to tour with his favorite band.
If you know me at all, you know that for the past decade Coheed has been my favorite band, and will most likely be just that for the remainder of my life. Their Keywork logo was the first thing I ever saw fit to be permanently inked on my body. I write the type of music I write because back in high school, when I started really analyzing what type of rock avenue I wanted to take, they opened up my mind. Announcing this tour today has been surreal to say the least.
Jack Appleby on 08/19/13 - 03:22 PM
Former The Downtown Fiction drummer and current From Indian Lakes manager, Eric Jones, wrote a blog about signing a record deal, what it means for bands, the misconceptions behind it, and advice for young bands - check it out here.
I think a big misconception amongst young bands is that signing to a label is the end-all be-all. That it is the pinnacle of your career. But here’s the truth: at best, it’s a platform to build off of. I wish someone would’ve told that to me when I had first signed. I hate to say it, but I got a little lazy. The entire band did. We waited for the label to make us rich and famous, as if the label could churn out the hits, put a few 0’s in our bank accounts,...
Jack Appleby on 08/01/13 - 02:42 PM
From Indian Lakes Manager Eric Jones wrote an interesting blog post about band management and the mindset behind successful managers - check it out here. On a related note, would you be interested in a AP.net chat with band managers and tour managers? Let us know in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 06/25/13 - 09:25 AM
Okay, this is going to take a minute: Derrick from The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die posted a blog regarding the leak of his band's record, Whenever, If Ever. He explains why the band tried to get the leak taken down (tl;dr: because Topshelf Records didn't want the record online) but simultaneously does not seem to care if you download the leak. He also admits to oftentimes ripping records from Bandcamp if they aren't available for pay-what-you-want download and added this: Fuck, I leaked American Radass, that most recent Circle Takes the Square Record, the most recent mewithoutYou record, and even more recently a new Self Defense Family EP. The linked post...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/20/13 - 09:31 AM
On his Tumblr blog, Tyler Carter explained the background behind one of his songs, "Collins Hill".
Jake Denning on 04/22/13 - 11:10 PM
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