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 - 01:49 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 - 12:18 PM
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 - 09:04 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 - 01:53 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 - 11:43 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 - 10:39 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 - 02:33 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 - 01:50 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 - 07:31 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 - 06:53 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
Which late night talk show gives artists the most exposure? Well, apparently it's Conan O'Brien. Read the article here.
Christian Wagner on 03/19/13 - 09:32 AM
Henry Rollins shared his thoughts on the verdict in the Steubenville rape case.

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Drew Beringer on 03/18/13 - 08:00 AM
Grimes has posted a "How to Make Music for (Almost) Free" tutorial.
first off, the best program (in my opinion) is ableton live. however, garageband is perfectly acceptable and i made visions on garageband. its kind of the same thing but simpler.

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Jason Tate on 03/04/13 - 11:26 AM
Daniel, who has been touring with New Years Day for the past year, has posted a blog outlining some of his experiences on tour with Blood on the Dance Floor. As you may expect, it did not go well.
Let me remind you guys of something here. Throughout this entire year of touring with BOTDF, everyone who toured with them knows what that man does. Everyone knows how/who he is. But everyone is too scared of him to do a thing about it. I’ve had countless fans come up to me and tell me how rude he was and how creepy he was with them. I’ve seen many girls who were not of age with him and eventually on the bus with him. I’ve seen him treat his entire crew and band like animals. I’ve seen him...
Jason Tate on 02/27/13 - 11:00 AM
Henry Tremain, the new vocalist of TTNG, has posted a blog about the band's decision to change their name.
From HenryI’d also like you to know that my personal want to move away from the full name is completely abstract from any current events or social pressures of political correctness. When the boys asked me if I would consider joining the band, the name made it very difficult for me. I eventually got perspective and realised that the opportunity to work with such amazing musicians was way more important than my dislike of a silly band name. It wasn’t until in the band that the gravity of the name became more obvious, and that it wasn’t just a silly band name. With stories of people...
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/23/13 - 06:44 PM
Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) has updated his blog talking a little about mental health and our nation's current problems.
From the Blog The funny thing is, here in America, we’ve closed down all the supercomputer repair shops except for the ones that are located inside jails. Beyond that, because these computers are SO powerful, we, as a nation have decided to be very, very afraid of people with malfunctioning computers to the point where we stigmatize and marginalize them. Consider that.
Jason Tate on 12/17/12 - 12:28 PM
Touché Amoré recently completed a tour of Southeast Asia. Vocalist Jeremy Bolm kept a tour diary for LAWeekly.com, which you check out part one here and part two here.

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Drew Beringer on 12/05/12 - 04:19 PM
Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) offers some advice for would-be interviewers.
From the BlogSo, here’s the worst possible interview questions that you can be asked, in no particular order: “What does your band sound like, for those people out there who haven’t heard you?” “Who are your influences?” “What does your band name mean?” and finally, my personal least favorite “What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you on tour?” Let’s go through these one by one and discuss why they’re questions that suck.

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Jason Tate on 12/03/12 - 01:45 PM
Keeping with the Fest theme, Ryan Willems from Dikembe took the time the give those who are going to Fest some things to certainly keep an eye out for when in town this weekend. Hit the replies to read his blog about what you should spend some time doing while in and around Gainesville.
Jason Gardner on 10/24/12 - 07:54 AM
With Fest 11 just a couple days away, today you'll be getting a couple guest blogs from guys in bands that will be partaking in the annual punk rock festivities in Gaineville, Florida. First, Dave Klyman from Restorations has written a blog for us on the rigors surrounding Fest, and you can give that a read in the replies.
Jason Gardner on 10/24/12 - 07:46 AM
Photographer Adam Elmakias has posted a 5 part blog, detailing in depth the first 29 days of the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. He has also updated his webstore with limited edition metallic prints, featuring Pierce The Veil and Of Mice & Men. You can also watch an 90 minute video showing Adam's point of view on the tour through his GoPro lens on his camera, which you can view in the replies. If you enjoyed yourself at the Warped Tour, you definitely need to check this stuff out.
Jake Denning on 10/11/12 - 12:44 PM
Photographer Adam Elmakias has written a blog for Atticus about good stage etiquette when shooting on a stage that you've not been cleared for - on this occasion, this band was Blink 182.
Jake Denning on 10/04/12 - 10:49 PM
The Summer Set currently have 20 demos for their new album and hope to start recording at the end of the year. Details for a fall US tour will be announced soon.
Message from the BandThis has been the best summer of my life.

It all began when the 5 of us moved into a house in Tempe, Arizona to begin writing for album #3. We learned a lot about ourselves. As much as we love touring, it felt good to finally have a break. By day we were lounging by the pool, barbecuing, and writing songs. By night we were reuniting with old friends, drinking more than necessary, shooting pool, having Bob Seger sing-a-longs, and doing a lot of naked swimming. The most important thing is that the 5...
Joe DeAndrea on 07/31/12 - 02:08 PM
Manager Mike Kaminsky (3OH!3, The Summer Set, Dia Frampton, and more) has started a blog about his experience in the music industry (analysis, advice, etc.).
Rohan Kohli on 07/30/12 - 01:23 PM
Two Door Cinema Club have posted a response to their new album, Beacon, leaking. You can read it in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/30/12 - 11:18 AM
Robbers have posted an update as to what's been going on with the band.
From The PostI stopped playing shows because I wasn’t inspired to anymore. Pretty simple! We all go through phases, motivation grows and shrinks, and sometimes for me, it can bounce back and fourth from both extremes one hundred times a day. It’s exhausting. The “whole rock band rock show” thing was driving me nuts and and I wouldn’t feel fulfilled when I stepped off stage. And that was beginning to make me feel like I was forcing myself to do things that, deep down, I wasn’t interested in doing. I’m not saying I never want to play shows again. I’m saying I couldn’t handle going on playing shows the way I was.

Keagan Ilvonen on 07/08/12 - 05:30 PM
Deadmau5 has published a blog about live performances of electronic dance music titled "We All Push Play." It gives some insight into what EDM performers actually do during live shows, which seems to be a topic of hot debate at times.
From the Blogwe all hit play.

its no secret. when it comes to “live” performance of EDM… that’s about the most it seems you can do anyway. It’s not about performance art, its not about talent either (really its not) In fact, let me do you and the rest of the EDM world button pushers who fuckin hate me for telling you how it is, a favor and let you all know how it is.

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Thomas Nassiff on 06/24/12 - 02:13 PM
Pentimento spent the spring recording their debut full-length, but have now written up a lengthy blog post detailing their future plans. They are going back into the studio to record another two songs in order to make sure the album is the product they want to make, then release their first LP in fall. I suggest reading the blog, since it's hilarious.
From the BlogBands have scrapped entire albums and then re-recorded 30 songs only to choose 10 of them to appear on the record. Sometimes it takes years for a band to even think about stepping into a studio (shout-out to my boys in Brand New). I know that things have been quiet on our front lately, but it’s all attributed to the time we’re...
Thomas Nassiff on 06/06/12 - 12:05 PM
I wrote up a few first impressions of the new Keane and Motion City Soundtrack albums in my blog.
Jason Tate on 05/01/12 - 10:25 AM
One of AP.net's readers, Dustin, was also at the At The Drive In reunion show the other night. He wrote up a pretty cool blog about the experience that I've included below. Also, don't forget to check out Adam's review here.
Fans Report InThe first time I saw The Mars Volta, it was at the 3,000 capacity Palladium Ballroom in Dallas. The first time I saw the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group (with Cedric Bixler-Zavala adding vocals), it was at the 1,500 capacity South Side Music Hall. Upon hearing about At The Drive-In's reunion and Coachella performances booked, I couldn't imagine the venues they'd be booked to play if they decided to tour. But they love their home state, and they showed it...
Jason Tate on 04/11/12 - 03:52 PM
As promised, Scattered Trees are keeping a studio blog here on AP.net now that they are recording their sophomore album with David Newfeld. Read the most recent update below and keep up with their blog here for more updates, videos, etc.
Studio BlogThis is the control room in the Stars and Suns Studio. It's been our Canadian home away from home. Something about this room puts us in a trance where we forget what time it is and make music until we can't keep our eyes open... and maybe even a bit after that. At the end of the night Dave usually pulls out a handful of amazing tracks from his DJ days, and we inevitably end up dancing ourselves back to inspiration.

Thanks everyone for...
Lueda Alia on 04/10/12 - 02:36 PM
Our friends If These Trees Could Talk have just kicked off their European tour, so we asked them to start a tour blog here on AP.net and keep us updated throughout. Their guitarist Mike wrote a quick update before the band left a few days ago, which you can read below.
Tour BlogHello. My name is Mike, and I play guitar in the band If These Trees Could Talk from Akron, OH. Absolutepunk asked if we'd write a few updates during our upcoming tour of Europe. I say upcoming because I'm writing this about 6 hours before we're supposed to meet to get this thing on the move. A little back story: The Trees have been around for the better part of 7 years. In that 7 years, we've managed to...
Lueda Alia on 04/08/12 - 02:54 PM
Patrick Martin (Tour Manager, Tech) has started a blog showcasing your favorite music t-shirts. Check it out and feel free to submit your shirts and the stories behind them.
Adam Pfleider on 03/30/12 - 12:43 PM
Jon Walker (former Panic! at the Disco) wrote a blog about what to get bands for gifts while they're on tour.
From the Blogsomeone recently messaged me asking what gifts a band might enjoy from fans while on tour and i thought it was a great opportunity to shed some light on the subject. personally, of the gifts i’ve received, i preferred the gift cards to places like subway or starbucks. these are not my favorite places. i dislike mostly everything about these places but because driving through america on tour, theseare usually your only decent options. this fact, to some, can be one of the most annoying things about touring and not having to spend tour income on this...
Jason Tate on 03/29/12 - 11:02 AM
I didn't feel it necessary to write a recap for SXSW at this point, but I wanted to take the time to thank the wonderful community of AP.net, and all of the friends I have made here over the years. They are what make our website so special, and they are the reason why, despite anxiety attacks, Adam and I got on stage at the AP party to thank all of them -- and all of you. So head over here to read my extremely mushy blog if you have some time to kill.
from the blogThere are certain aspects of the industry that are disheartening, but isn't that the case with every industry? In a perfect world, everyone would get the attention they deserve, and everyone would be treated fairly and...
Lueda Alia on 03/22/12 - 06:50 PM
Last night I finally sat down to unload a lot of my thoughts on this year's South by Southwest music festival. You can read it here. Thank you to all the people and bands that continue to inspire me. To the industry, artists big and small, managers, publicists and anyone involved in the day to day out there - don't ever forget why you started your job to begin with. Never let the little naive kid who just wanted play a show or even attend one get smothered by the business side of things. Thank you and enjoy. You can read all of our coverage here.
Adam Pfleider on 03/22/12 - 08:40 AM
Fucked Up guitarist Mike Haliechuk has written a piece on SXSW and similar festivals.
From the ArticleThe model established by SXSW, which has been replicated in dozens of cities all around the world, rests upon the premise that for the bands who perform, the potential for increased exposure to international music industry folks and fans is worth the sacrifices of time and money it takes to play these showcases. With Canadian Music Fest happening right now, it’s a good time to ask whether this home-grown festival is intended to benefit Canadian bands, and if a music industry conference in this city is really equipped to highlight what’s great about Toronto’s music community.
Jason Tate on 03/21/12 - 11:51 AM
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