Being that this is the last year of the wonderful journey we all have come to know and love that is Warped Tour, feelings are bittersweet. I remember seeing so many epic bands in my young years, and even moshing in pits with members of other bands in moments of music solidarity.
A lot of people my age are wishing for that ultimate lineup…Blink-182, Yellowcard, MCR, All American Rejects and more. The “original” Warped Tour greats…Well, Warped Tour hears us and quickly had this to say…
.@blink182 we have the same agent & yet nothing 🤷♂️@therejects we tried, a band member didn’t want to do it@paramore word on the street is they’re doing their own tour@Yellowcard is no longer a band@MCRofficial not reuniting 🙅 @SayAnythingMuz we’ll look into it! https://t.co/f7zMxDnNkP
— Vans Warped Tour (@VansWarpedTour) February 16, 2018
It all seems innocent enough, but this is actually where it gets really ugly. Tyson Ritter from The All American Rejects had a lot to say…
It didn’t end there…The Story So Far‘s bassist called out the Festival for their supposed unprofessional behavior, throwing bands/individuals under the bus for not playing the tour and hinting at unannounced engagements, specifically referring to Paramore’s possible (and unannounced) summer tour. YIKES (The Tweets have since been deleted.)
The saga continued with Warped Tour not backing down…
shall we start to count the times our lineup was leaked from insider information ….and this coming from the band that posted weed during an IG takeover on our account when we specifically asked not to
— Vans Warped Tour (@VansWarpedTour) February 17, 2018
I could go on about the back and forth (or you could click on the top Tweet, and read through the comments…but grab your popcorn first.)
Tyson Ritter had this final thought on the matter…
Agreed. Very warped tour of them. Hahahha https://t.co/iCYahI8sMy
— Tyson ritteR (@tysonritter) February 17, 2018
All I know is I loved Warped growing up, and I have so many fun memories. It will truly be missed!
An unlikely yet awesome duo: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland are making music together for an untitled project. Borland posted a video of Barker doing what he does best, and another photo of him and his girlfriend in the studio. Check em out below!
RXP’s Alternative Pick of the Week is Franz Ferdinand with Always Ascending! We’ve been spinning the title track on RXP and now you can own the whole album! Pick it up this week only for just $11.98! Independent Records-So Much More Than A Record Store!!
David Duchovny is very talented in the arts; he acts, directs, writes, and even plays music! I didn’t know, and here he is releasing his sophomore album Every Third Thought! It’s a follow up to his 2015 full- length debut, Hell Or High Water. I can dig it…I love the dude no matter what he does; he’s just too cool. ( •_•)>⌐□-□ (⌐□_□)
Check out his single below!
I’ve always loved the fact that Patrick Carney and Michelle Branch are an item; the two are now expecting! They had planned on sending out save-the-date invitations for their wedding, but got a big surprise instead! They’re expecting baby Carney this summer. Branch shared her sonogram via Instagram.
The Strokes haven’t been making music as a band lately, but individually they’re all over the place. Julian Casablancas has his side band The Voidz, Nikolai Fraiture has been jamming with his other band Summer Moon (with Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins; Uh Huh Huh Her’s Camila Grey; and Airborne Toxic Event’s Noah Harmon), Fabrizio Moretti is chilling with his family, and Albert Hammond Jr. has been releasing music as a solo artist and just announced his fourth solo album Francis Trouble.
Francis Trouble has a dark inspiration, but the music wouldn’t leave you to believe it. It’s actually about Albert Hammond Jr.’s stillborn twin, Francis. The singer says he never knew about this twin until a finger nail was found embedded in him when he was 36 (apparently from the womb.)
Check out the entire bizarre article here, and the first single from Francis Trouble “Muted Beatings” Below:
Francis Trouble is out March 9 on Red Bull Records!
I’m a huge fan of After Laughter, Paramore’s fifth studio album. I think total, there’s about 2 songs I skip, and one is pretty much an instrumental. I’ve been waiting for this video to come out for a while! It’s very tongue-in-cheek and the 80s flair is everywhere. Check it out!
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo is everywhere anymore. Weezer released Pacific Daydream back in October, have announced the release date for The Black Album (May 25), guest-stars on AJR’s “Sober Up”, and now sharing the stage with The Foo.
Apparently it was more rock than can be comprehended.
See Weezer with The Pixies at Fiddler’s Green July 31! TICKETS HERE
I looked up at the TV and saw the opening scene and got a little flutter in my tummy. CHECK IT OUT!!!
Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens June 22.
Thankfully the police took this threat seriously, investigated and found Michael Hunt, 43 of Riverview Florida a couple blocks from the venue with tickets to the show and weapon in hand. He is now in custody and being charged with aggravated stalking & attempted kidnapping with a weapon.
According to the press release tweeted from the Orlando Police Department:
“On Friday, Feb. 2, Orlando police received a tip about a possible kidnapping threat to singer Lana Del Rey (Elizabeth Woolridge Grant), who was scheduled to perform at the Amway Center that night.”
“The threats were reportedly made by Michael Hunt, 43, of Riverview, Florida. OPD Detectives considered the information a credible threat, and took investigative measures to locate Hunt.”
“OPD Officers came in contact with Hunt at Hughey Avenue and Central Boulevard on Friday evening, one block from the Amway Center. When he was taken into custody, Hunt was in possession of tickets to the Lana Del Rey performance and a knife. At no time was he able to make contact with Ms. Grant.”
Hunt is currently being held at the Orange County jail on no bond.
Is it really over? I still remember the first CD I saved up to buy and I made my dad drive me to Media Play to get. It was The Sundays with Blind, and that trip started a bi-weekly trip to Independent Records, Media Play, or Sam Goody to add to my collection.
Fast forward to 2018, where Best Buy has broken the news to music suppliers that the company will pull all CDs from its stores by July 1. The reason? Sales of CDs fell 18% and with its small offering of what customers can buy, Best Buy has decided to just stop selling them. (Though the retailer will continue to carry vinyl and turntables for the next two years.)
Best Buy isn’t alone in this trend; Target has also stepped up to the music industry, threatening to follow suit if their terms aren’t met. (You can read all about their terms here.)
Will we be putting our CDs next to our Laserdiscs in storage? It’s sad to me now that once upon a time we used to be able to OWN music…now we just lease it…What are your thoughts?
You can get your sweetheart that one-of-a-kind Valentines Day gift you’ve been searching for and you won’t even have to break the bank.
Hallmark is releasing the first-ever Vinyl Record Cards this Valentine’s Day. The collection includes three cards with exclusive 7-inch vinyl records featuring songs from legendary Atlantic Records artists Bruno Mars, Aretha Franklin and INXS.
What do you think? Will you be getting one?
“In the Waking World, Jonas Anderson works as a doorman for the Eden Hotel, dividing his free time between seeing his girlfriend, Samantha Birnham-Wood, and visiting his comatose brother Alan. In the Dream World, he is Poet Anderson, a Dream Walker, a guardian of the Dreamscape charged with protecting sleeping innocents from the nightmares that threaten both worlds.
Jonas can no longer avoid his destiny. To save reality from the maelstrom of nightmares, Poet Anderson will have to sacrifice the Dreamscape…”
Check out the trailer for the first installment below:
Jack White released another song from the forthcoming album, Boarding House Reach. (It’s definitely one of the songs on the mash up from a while back…)
He ALSO revealed details about the collaboration he did with Jay-Z on a song called, “Over and Over and Over” in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. The song was recorded 13 years ago, and White has been sitting on it since.
Boarding House Reach hits stores March 23rd! Check out the lastest release from it, “Corporation” below:
Way shared an amazing drawing of the first table reading with the full cast by Umbrella Academy’s illustrator Fabio Moon.
One of the gorgeous on-location drawings by @fabiomoon during The Umbrella Academy Netflix production. This was a particularly exciting day, as we got to hear the full cast read through the script. The show is coming out great— great cast, great crew, great everyone! #umbrellaacademy #darkhorsecomics #ucp #netflix
Ahh, Jason Momoa. He’s Aquaman so naturally Jimmy Fallon HAD to have a water war with the actor; it was hilarious! See it below:
There has always been a lot of mixed feelings about cell phones at concert venues. Bands like The Lumineers, A Perfect Circle, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are just a few of the artists who have banned cell phones at their shows completely.
Now, it looks like we can add Jack White to the list. The artist is getting ready to head out on a Spring tour in support of his new album Boarding House Reach, and in advance, sent out a statement to venues letting fans know that shows on the tour will be “phone-free,” with “no photos, video or audio recording devices allowed.”
“We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON,” from a statement on the Live Nation site. It continued:
Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and other photo or video-capturing gizmos will be secured in a Yondr pouch that will be unlocked at the end of the show. You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Yondr Phone Zone located in the lobby or concourse.
For those looking to do some social media postings, let us help you with that. Our official tour photographer will be posting photos and videos after the show at jackwhiteiii.com and the new Jack White Live Instagram account @officialjackwhitelive. Repost our photos & videos as much as you want and enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience.
What do you think? Personally, I love being able to re-live those video snippets I take, but I know a lot of people who record and then never look at them again.
Sad news this morning out of London, Dolores O’Riordan the singer for The Cranberries has passed away at age 46 in her London Hotel. The singer was staying in London while performing with the band, D.A.R.K. The passing was sudden and unexpected according to her family. No details of the cause of death have been released at this time.
bye bye Gio. We’re off to Ireland ? pic.twitter.com/d6HKOFJqGB
— Dolores O’Riordan (@DolORiordan) January 4, 2018
This was the last Tweet she sent
The name may say it all…”Rut.” The song is from The Killers’ latest album Wonderful, Wonderful and in the video you see different women at different stages of depression, stuck in their heads. See it below:
We’ve been waiting for the Arctic Monkeys to bless us with their presence, but they’ve been working on their sixth album. However they’ve finally announced a tour date, and more can be expected in coming weeks. The band’s first confirmed date of 2018 is with the Firefly Music Festival, and they’re headlining alongside The Killers, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar.
Check out the rest of the awesome lineup.
The Woodlands are calling ??☀
Passes on sale Friday, 1/12 at 10am ET. Special one-day pricing available Friday only till 11:59pm ET! pic.twitter.com/O4ZPLdgLwy
— Firefly Festival (@LiveAtFirefly) January 11, 2018
Record Store Day has grown so much since its inception 10 years ago. Each time, you can score some pretty unique and special records on those specific days. Looks like the first one of 2018 is happening on April 21, 2018, and while no releases have been announced yet, I bet they will be just as awesome as in the past. What do you want to see released?
One could argue that music is so vast, that somewhere, someone is bound to come across identical chord progressions other bands/artists have already written. So it’s no surprise in recent years, copyright infringment cases are rampant in the industry. That seems to be the case with a new song by Lana Del Rey called, “Get Free.” Radiohead is accusing Lana Del Rey of “ripping off” their hit song “Creep.”
Right now there is no litigation, as the artists are trying to settle the matter behind the scenes.
According to The Sun, “It’s understood that Radiohead’s team are hoping for the band to either receive compensation or be credited on the list of songwriters to receive royalties.”
What do you think?
Fall Out Boy are known for using creative ways to give back to fans, and it looks like Pete Wentz has made a list and has shown the world FOB’s upcoming plans including a music video release date of 1/12 for the song “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes).” from the upcoming album M A N I A due 1/19. Also teased, a BATHTUB Q&A.
The list reads:
-Build MANIA Experience
-Get Bath Bomb for Bathtub Q&A
-Biggest thing we’ve ever done in Chicago
-Film Wilson video
-Drop Wilson Video 1/12
There’s some mystery here…and a “llama” reference. “Biggest thing we’ve ever done in Chicago”? “A&K” (Which could be a reference to this place.) Hmm…
FOALS Bassist Walter Gervers is exiting the band after 12 years. The band broke the news via Social Media, saying he was leaving to “pursue a new life.”
The band went on to say, “The parting has been so sad but we remain firm friends, he’ll always be our brother, we love him and wish him well in his future endeavours,” and confirmed they are working on new music (a fifth LP.) See their full statement below:
— FOALS (@foals) January 5, 2018
In my best granpappy voice, “What the heck is a Mee-ow Wolf.”
Meow Wolf is a really cool artist collective located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and it is home to a fully submersive art exhibit called the “House of Eternal Return.” (see video below)
The really cool thing is? They’re opening one in Denver in 2020. The new $50 million project will rise 30 feet above I-25, Colfax Avenue and Auraria Parkway viaducts which will wrap it on three sides in an old warehouse and office building once owned by Elitch Gardens.
According to The Know, “Meow Wolf Denver will be similar to the Santa Fe space, albeit more ambitious. It, too, will include an immersive narrative experience designed to transport its patrons through the looking glass. Santa Fe’s House of Eternal Return offers the mystery of the Selig family, whose home has become riddled with portals to other universes. Denver’s concept is being kept under wraps for the time being, but expect more info on it later this year.”
The building will host: an exhibition space three times the size of the Santa Fe space, a cafe, bar, retail space, and an 800-capacity music venue!
How about seeing your favorite RXP bands here?!
You can purchase passes and even LIFETIME passes now! Click here for the whole article.
It seems there are Festivals popping up left and right, and according to my research, this one’s been around a while, but I’m just now hearing about it for the first time. It’s the Boston Calling Music Festival in Allston, Massachusetts, the lineup is impressive and this festival is now on my bucket list.
Check out the massive lineup below:
— Boston Calling (@Boston_Calling) January 4, 2018
Also, a recap video of last year’s festival: