The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at his famous 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance -- widely hailed as the first time he "went electric," forever changing the face of folk music -- has sold at auction for $965,000, the highest price ever paid for a guitar in an auction.
In response to some of the post regarding Nelson Mandela, I felt the need to write this. I am fully aware of all the facets that made this man who he was. In each of us there are qualities of both light and dark, negative and positive. At the end of our lives it is the total sum of both that make our legacy and create our karma. Intentions, right intention, play a large part in making our karmic experience. When looking at history, when judging human existence it is important to take the whole package and considered all of the parts. It is very easy to call him a terrorist, it is even easier to call him a hero, it is...
I always thought the Epitaph Christmas party would be awesome to attend ... but now that Ronnie Radke wants to have a "face to face" with Oli Sykes? Tickets to that would sell out faster than a Brand New show. I think both guys should have to wear different colored Christmas sweaters at this and make it a modern West Side Story.
Apparently at tonight's The Story So Far show in Houston tonight, a female fan jumped on stage and kissed Parker Cannon. That's not cool at all - that's actually what we call sexual assault. Let's respect the stage and respect the artists, please.
Hayley Williams has posted a great blog on the double standard of being a female in a band and the assumption that therefore all the members are or should be dating.
Reblogging because I noticed a lot of people posting pics of Taylor and I from Q102ís Jingle Ball. They were captioning the photos with things like ďOMG TAYLEY MAKE THE PERFECT COUPLE OH MY FEELS THEY SHOULD JUST START DATING ALREADY OMG HAYLORĒ. 1st of all, itís absurd. 2nd, itís disrespectful. One gossip site even mentioned that they know Iím in a very serious relationshipÖ but then went on to talk about how Taylor and I should just totally go out. Ugh. Get me out of here!
First, masturbation can be a form of homosexuality because it is a sexual act that does not involve a woman. If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other forms of sexual intimacy with his wife then he would not be doing so in a homosexual way. However, any man who does so without his wife in the room is bordering on homosexuality activity, particularly if he's watching himself in a mirror and being turned on by his own male body. [...]
A husband should be the firm and responsible head of his household, the leader of a "little flock called home and...
The one-hour "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live -- Countdown to Musicís Biggest Night,Ē will announce nominees in several categories and feature performances from Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Katy Perry, and others. It will air at 10 PM EST on the East Coast (and 10 PM PST for the West Coast) on CBS. What are you predictions? You can find my predictions for the major four categories in the replies.
This week on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast we have special guest Toby from Emery. We talk about the band's venture into crowd-funding, starting a new record label, and a variety of other topics. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies.
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The staff are almost done compiling our site-wide list, but we still want label/band/industry people lists! If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list? If you work at a record label, what label?). We'll be compiling everything together and post it all around the new year with the official AP.net staff lists as well.
A friendly reminder that our Schematic (Dave Elkins of Mae) contest ends today. We've teamed up with Spartan Records to give away three copies of the band's album, Color (n.) Inside The Lines, on limited edition double vinyl. There will be one winner for each variant - all you have to do is enter to win. Good luck!
Yesterday we brought you Reggie and the Full Effect covering He is Legend. Another one of James Dewees' perks for his Kickstarter was to play on a fan's demo/recordings. James ended up playing on an AP.net user's entire album, and as explained by the fan, "it's one of those things I had dreamed about as teenager when I first started writing music." The resulting album is up on Bandcamp in its entirety.
Brand New are collecting canned food at their December shows.
Thereís a bit of trite talk that gets thrown around this time of year about all kinds of good will and merry making and joy, but there isnít anything trite about the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people in this country who donít have enough to eat. We are pleased and proud to be partnering with food banks in each of the cities weíre playing this month, and we urge you to bring 2 cans of non perishable food items when you come hear our songs. It is a small gesture that goes a long way.
When you donate at the show you will receive a raffle ticket to win some memorabilia, but please consider donating not for...
We are really looking forward to our holiday shows coming up later this month in CT, Rhode Island and Long Island. Mike and Kellen will make their return to the stage and will be playing their final shows with I Am The Avalanche. These 3 shows will be beautiful occasions and a celebration of our friendship. Be sure to get your tickets if you haven't already, since these will truly be shows to remember.
Our new full-length record is now completely finished and news about our album, our touring plans (home and abroad), and new members joining us will roll out shortly. Cheers!
I've started a blog entitled "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago." While the name may seem cheesy, the intent is anything but that. What I hope to accomplish is to open your ears (and mine) to something that you may not have heard before in hopes that it will drive you to explore music. I'll be grabbing people within the industry to contribute weekly. Head to the replies to read the first installment, which is an introduction to the feature and I talk about Down To Earth Approach.
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Young Fox's debut EP, Predecessors, will be available digitally this Tuesday, December 10, but you can stream it early in the replies. The band includes Zao bassist Marty Lunn, but they're an entirely different beast. You'll be reminded of '90s alterantive rock like Hum, Deftones and Smashing Pumpkins.
"We can actually make it the quality that we want to make it at," says frontman Jeremy McKinnon. "Instead of somebody saying, 'This is the cutoff for the budget,' we can say, 'No, this is going to be around forever and we want to put out quality stuff.'"
"After 13 years, John and I are parting ways," McDonald said in a statment. "It's been a magnificent journey, which began before his debut album, and along the way has included seven Grammy awards, years of massively successful tours around the world, and over 20 million albums sold. I hold John's talent in the highest regard and wish him nothing but the best."