Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
We're booked January 5th to go into the studio. On December 30th, we get an e-mail from Tom's manager saying that he has no interest in recording and that he wants to do his other, non-musical stuff and that he's out indefinitely. There's a flurry of e-mails going back and forth for clarification about the recording and the show and his manager sends [an e-mail] back saying, "Tom. Is. Out." Direct quote. This is the exact same e-mail we got back in 2004 when Tom went on indefinite hiatus before.
I've always been an admirer of forms of art that can be communicated in different mediums. One of the greatest things about comic books and animation is that it involves the imagination of illustrators and writers together. When they join forces, it creates something that can transcend either of on their own. It's a great way to imagine a story with a paint-brush.
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Coasta have posted on Twitter that they're still working on new songs.
We appreciate everyone who continue to check in on us. We understand that it must be frustrating for those of you who have been waiting for us to release new material. Believe us when we tell you it has been even more frustrating for us to not have these songs out yet. We won't Be making any official announcements about what is going on just yet but we want you to know that we continue to work hard everyday to Complete these new songs. Thank you for sticking with us, and God bless you all.
Another Update: We have received the following statement from Tom DeLonge's publicist.
Contrary to reports, Tom DeLonge has not left Blink 182. “I never quit the band,” he says. “Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news.’ The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year.
To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in... Apparently those releases were...
The settlement reportedly included a 12.5% writing credit to both Petty and singer-composer Jeff Lynne (of ELO fame). The song’s credit on ASCAP — that’s the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers — now lists Smith, Petty, Lynne, and Jimmy Napes as the chief songwriters.
John Nolan has a new album in the works, and it's all going to be funded through PledgeMusic. Don't know what PledgeMusic is or how it works? Neither did I, but it's pretty rad. Check out what John had to say about the site and what he has in the works for his upcoming solo record in our interview.
My last solo album came out almost 5 years ago now, and then Taking Back Sunday has put out 2 albums since then. A lot of what I’ve been working on has gone to Taking Back Sunday, but here and there I’ve had ideas for songs that I’ve put aside. In the past year there was a quick burst of stuff that came out after Taking Back Sunday’s album that I was feeling like “Oh my gosh, here it is”,...
Oklahoma's Fossil Youth are putting out a new EP titled Intertwined With You on February 3rd, and you can stream it in the replies below. Reminiscent of Citizen, Turnover and You Blew It, the brash midwestern emo act is is perfect for the bitter winter weather. If you dig it, be sure to pick up the 7" from Take This To Heart Records.