Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rob Cavallo have written a musical based on the movie School Of Rock. It will debut fall next year on Broadway.
School of Rock ó The Musical, based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Black, will have its world premiere on Broadway. Performances are slated to begin Nov. 2, 2015, at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Teenage Time Killer have signed with Rise Records. A huge number of artists will appear on this release including Randy Blythe, Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor, Jello Biafra, Lee Ving, Tommy Victor, Nick Oliveri, Pete Stahl, Vic Bondi, Clifford Dinsmore,, Max Cavalera, Tony Foresta, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, and Keith Morris.
Esta Coda have been working on a new EP called Miles Away with Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive) and Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, As Cities Burn). We are premiering a new song off of it called "Rain" - give it a listen in the replies. The EP will release in early 2015, but if you like what you hear, you can catch the band on Saturday the 20th at a holiday show in Scranton, PA with The Menzingers, Captain We're Sinking, Tigers Jaw, and more.
Heartsupport is a non-profit founded by Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red), where fans of the music community can come together and talk about issues such as depression, anxiety, etc. You might recognize past videos from musicians such as Kevin Jordan (This Wild Life), Garret Rapp (The Color Morale), and JT Cavey (Texas In July), where they talk about their own experiences. Head to the replies to check it out a video titled #UniteTheScene.
Sony Pictures has decided to cancel the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after major theaters said they wouldn't screen the movie. "We have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release of 'The Interview,'" the company said in a statement.
This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demo's half of which wont even make it on my album the other half have changed and evolved. This is a form of terrorism. Wtf!!!! Why do people want to destroy artistic process??? Why steal? Why not give me the opportunity to finish and give you my very best?
Songkick took at look at the hardest working bands of 2014 ... to no one's surprise, The 1975 take top spot. You can check out a PDF will a bunch of the data and stats here.
The Manchester quartet arenít just the hardest working band of 2014. Their phenomenal efforts over the last 365 days have shot them to the top of the Songkick leaderboard, having played more shows and covered more ground within a calendar year than any other artist since 2010 (when we started crunching numbers). The 249724km travelled by the band, venue to venue, would take them two-thirds of the way to the moon. Which is little surprise, given they averaged a gig every 1.8 days. Unbelievable!
Once we started playing this year and we realized how good it was ó you know, having people from Rocket From The Crypt and International Noise Conspiracy in the band is pretty fucking cool ó it just felt like it would be an absolute and total shame if we donít make a record with this lineup. Obviously the last record was really me just raking myself over the coals emotionally, so I just really want to make a fun record ó something thatís just really fun to fucking play and go on tour with. That might not sound like something terribly ambitious, but I think it could be great.
Fall Out Boy will be releasing their new album on vinyl "at some point down the road" ... they wanted to take their time with putting it together. Bummer. You can still pre-order it on iTunes or on CD.
Cam Liberatore of Silhouette Rising was in a bad car accident and is in a coma. The band has released a free album (name your price) on Bandcamp to support him. All profits will be donated to Cam's family to aid with his recovery. There is also a GoFundMe account set up with over $30K in donations for the cause.
MOD SUN has premiered a brand new music video for "Never Quit", featuring Travis Barker (Blink-182). The track is off his debut full-length record, Look Up, which drops March 10th via Rostrum Records. Head over to Billboard to check it out.
One of my favorite up and coming acts Meat Wave have covered The Wipers' "Mystery" which you can stream on Stereogum. The group's fantastic new EP called Brothers drops on January 19th via Brace Yourself Records.
You can read our interview with From Indian Lakeshere. In the interview, we talk about the band's tour with Relient K, their current album Absent Sounds, and what we can expect from the band in the future.
This record was written in a city, most of it, rather than the big, open spaces that I was in previously. I would get up out of bed, away from my wife and itíd be like 3 or 4 in the morning, and Iíd sit at my kitchen table with a guitar and Iíd be on Logic, and it was just stuff that was hitting me in those delirious moments, sort of almost drug-inducedÖ