A fan wrote in to let us know that last night at the Saosin show the band pulled former singer Cove Reber up on stage. He didn't perform, but they all embraced.
Last night House of Blues San Diego Saosin pulled up Cove and they all hugged it out & everyone got pretty emotional the crowed was chanting "voices" but he didn't sing. they stuck with the same set list as Anaheim & Pomona dates.
Put this squarely in the "Shoulda Been There" folder. Andrew McMahon performed Everything In Transit in its entirety this weekend at a festival in San Francisco. Head to the replies for videos of "Mixed Tape," "Bruised" and "Miss Delaney."
This weekend following a show in the New York area, Tracy Morgan's limo bus was involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler. The driver of the 18-wheeler allegedly fell asleep at the wheel after being on the road for 24 hours straight. Mr. Morgan is in critical condition, and another comedian performing with him, James McNair, has sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with everyone involved.
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alt-J will release their new album, This Is All Yours, on September 22nd. The reported tracklisting can be seen below. The band has also announced a European and North American tour, check the dates in the replies.
02) Arrival In Nara
04) Every Other Freckle
05) Left Hand Free
06) Garden Of England
07) Choice Kingdom
08) Hunger Of The Pine
09) Warm Foothills
10) The Gospel Of John Hurt
12) Bloodflood pt.II
13) Leaving Nara
Death Grips have surprised us once again in true Death Grips fashion and dropped the first half of their new double album for free. This half is called ****** on the moon, and the full double album titled the powers that b is due out later this year. According to the band, Bjork is featured on all eight tracks. You can download the first half for free here and/or stream it in the replies.
DJ Scout (Issues) has posted a new song, "Fighting The Sickness", which you can check out in the replies. You can watch him perform all summer long with Issues on the Journeys stage, as well as a DJ set on the Beatport stage.
Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger teamed up with Hans Zimmer and Blink 182's Travis Barker for a new song. "Til Everyone Can See" will be released on June 12th as part of International Labour Organization's Red Card to Child Labour campaign.
Fall Out Boy's Andy Hurley is now a part of the Toe Tag Riot comic series currently raising money on Kickstarter. The series is pitched as zombie punks vs. bigots, racists, and misogynists and there's a new Hurley level pledge that gets you the ultra-limited zombie Andrew Hurley variant issue of TTR #1 signed by Andy himself.
Conceived as a 54-city arena tour, the show boasted a cast of Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) of the Sex Pistols, ’N Sync’s JC Chasez and Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams. Despite the enduring popularity of the music and a well-executed April announcement featuring the cast and producers, the production never caught on with the public.
He said he knew that in my strip, I frequently make fun of my own art skills. And that he thought it would be funny to have me get hit on the head or something and suddenly be able to draw. Then he’d step in and draw my comic strip for a few days.
The cartoonist who last drew Calvin and Hobbes riding their sled into history would return to the comics page. To draw Pearls Before Swine. What followed was a series of back-and-forth emails where we discussed what the...