Lead singer of post-hardcore veterans The Used, Bert McCracken has joined Channel [V] as a full-time presenter. McCracken, who moved to Australia from the States a couple of years ago, had previously hosted a Soundwave special last year for the Foxtel channel, but has now been promoted to a much bigger role. Model Bambi Northwood-Blyth and DJ Generik, real name Tyson O’Brien, were also revealed as new hosts for the channel today.
We are saddened to announce that Quinn will be taking a temporary hiatus from the band for the next year. Quinn is a vital part of the group and we wish him the best in his upcoming endeavors and look forward to the day he rejoins us on the road. We are thrilled, however, to share that Justin Shekoski of Saosin will be filling in for Quinn as we hit the road this year! Justin has been a close friend to all of us for many years and will help make this tour a memorable one!
Check out an audio interview with Bert McCraken of The Used where he talks about "the failing American system, and anarchy, and anarchism, and Occupy, and what might happen if America continues down its current path."
Applauze Web platform = Ticket price + $2 service fee + $7 either album = $9 extra which is the right around the average on the regular service fee. On the mobile app they also have $2 service fee, but fans get can both albums for the price of one or $7 per pair of tickets. Also - the app gives you $5 credit for every person you get to sign up, which can give you the best possible savings.
In the replies, you can find our exclusive premiere of The Used's new video for "Quixotica." The song is from the band's recent EP release, The Ocean Of The Sky. The band will be going out a few headline tour dates this October.
PureVolume has posted an official Take Action Tour Playlist feature (along with video greetings from the tour from The Used and We Came As Romans) here. The playlist features 12 songs, with some rare tracks, some new tracks, and some old tracks from all of the bands on the tour.
The Used will be releasing Vulnerable II, a two-disc reissue that includes ten bonus tracks. It'll be released on January 22nd, 2013. You can pre-order it here and you can check out the track listing and artwork in the replies.
Adam & Ryan from Story of The Year are making a documentary and need help. They've started a Kickstarter to assist in funding the project. The project will go into what it's like being in the current music industry and what it's like being a band these days. It will feature All Time Low, The Used and more.
Under The Gunsat down with Bert McCracken (The Used) and discussed the success of the band's most recent album Vulnerable as well as an upcoming 11-year anniversary edition of the band's self-titled album.