Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House on Friday, where he reportedly signed the guestbook: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."
Watch a brand new Joan Jett and the Blackhearts song titled "Soulmates to Strangers" in the replies. It was written for Joan Jett by Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), and she joins the band onstage in their first time performing it live.
Deftones' bassist Chi Cheng has passed away. He was and will continue to be a huge inspiration to everyone who came into contact with him, whether in person or through his music. He will be sorely missed.
Relient K members, John Warne, Jon Schneck and Ethan Luck have posted an update on the band's current status.
It is with sadness that we write you to say that we will not be touring with Relient K on the upcoming tour dates. This will be the first tour that the Jo(h)n’s have missed in over eight years, and the first that Ethan has missed since he joined the band in 2008. We will miss seeing you all on the road this year, and we want to thank you for always being there for us. Hope to see you soon.
After Dark Entertainment (a booking company/show promoter from Buffalo, NY) seems to be teasing at Brand New playing a show or possibly touring. Or maybe they just want to know what time they should play chess. Your guess is as good as mine.
In addition to streaming the new The Summer Set album, you can also watch the first part of Buzznet's Legendary series in which they interview each member of the band. The first video features a chat with lead man Brian Logan Dales, which you can watch here.
Today Friday discussion on PropertyOfZack is about the best album openers from bands in our community. They list some pretty great ones, including Say Anything's "Belt," Blink-182's "Feeling This" and Jack's Mannequin's "Holiday From Real." Check out the full list and an Rdio playlist with the tracks, and hit the replies to discuss your favorite album openers.
The Maine will release their fourth album, Forever Halloween, on June 4th. The band will put it out independently in the U.S. in partnership with their management team Eighty One Twenty Three, while Rude Records will handle the release internationally. The artwork can be seen in the replies.
Cartel recently released Collider, and we had a chance to sit down and talk with Will and Joseph a little bit about the past, present, and future of the band. You can check out that interview right here.
Thats it. We put our career in the hands of our fan base. If people want to hear more, they'll buy the record and/or buy a ticket to a show. Beyond that, we have no control. I'd love to continue this as long as possible. Hopefully, a great enough percentage of the folks who have bought our records in the past will do so again and we'll continue on. I don't think we've said everything we have to say or written the songs that would allow us to walk away with no letdown.
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Paramore will be releasing a Record Store Day 7" titled The Holiday Sessions.
Record Store Day is just over 1 week away and Paramore will be celebrating with an acoustic performance at Grimey’s in Nashville. Grimey’s will also be selling a Record Store Day exclusive die-cut 7” vinyl in the shape of a hibiscus flower with the 3 interludes from the new album. The Holiday Sessions will be limited to 700 total copies. 300 of those will be available Grimey’s with the rest available in The Paramore Webstore for those who can’t make it to Nashville. The acoustic performance will begin at 1pm on Saturday, April 20th followed by a signing.
You can listen to Small Brown Bike track "My Unanswered Whys" here. The song originally appeared on a limited split with Cursive in 2001, and will be on the band's upcoming Recollected LP to be released on May 28th.