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La Dispute comments on Kevin Whittemore’s departure from the band

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:47 PM (PST)

Last Sunday, at a hometown show in Grand Rapids, La Dispute announced that guitarist Kevin Whittemore will be leaving the band after the current tour wraps up.  The band issued a heartfelt comment on Kevin’s decision, which you can read below.

The band will head on tour to Europe, Australia, and beyond with a new guitarist this spring.

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Black Flag and FLAG settle lawsuit

Posted by KevinMichaelRowe on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM (PST)

It has been reported that the lawsuit put forth by Black Flag guitarist and founding member Greg Ginn, against the supergroup FLAG (Keith Morris on vocals, Chuck Dukowski on bass, Bill Stevenson on drums, Stephen Egerton on guitar and Dez Cadena also on guitar), has been settled.

“Flag gets to be Flag, and Black Flag as it is presently known continues to be Black Flag,” said the plaintiff’s attorney. They also said that Ginn has been confirmed to own Black Flag recordings, name and logo.

Black Flag’s most recent album What The… was released on December 13th via SST Records. Since then, Ron Reyes left the band on not-so-good terms, stating that he thought the group “fell very short.” and they have announced a tour featuring new vocalist Mike Vallely.

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Nirvana to reunite for new music?

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM (PST)

It’s been over exactly 20 years since Kurt Cobain’s death put Nirvana to an end. Following a one-off reunion at last week’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony (and one later on that night), its surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic spoke to Rolling Stone about the future of the band, and the possibility of new material. On the possibility of a reunion, Novoselic stated:

“There’s Foo Fighters and Dave has some other projects going on. And I have some commitments. But you never say never now. We did it. I sure won’t say no. Maybe we can even do some new music one day.”

However, Grohl is uncertain about the idea, stating, “We haven’t even talked about it. We looked at that evening as a night that may never happen again. That’s what made it so powerful and beautiful and meaningful. And it may never happen again, so we made the most of it. And it was fucking great.”

Nirvana “reunited” in December 2012 and again last July, with former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain.

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As I Lay Dying members Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso, and Josh Gilbert have formed a new group under the name Wovenwar with Oh, Sleeper frontman Shane Blay.

This development follows the band’s recent scandal concerning their former frontman Tim Lambesis’ arrest for allegedly attempting to hire a hit man to murder his wife.

Wovenwar will be releasing a new track, “All Rise”, next week. You can check out a teaser for the song below.

This summer, the group will release their debut album via Metal Blade Records.

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Kevin Whittemore parting ways with La Dispute

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:07 PM (PST)

Last night at a hometown show in Grand Rapids, La Dispute announced that guitarist Kevin Whittemore will be leaving the band after the current tour wraps up.

We don’t have any further details, but we’ll keep you posted as the story develops.

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Off With Their Heads frontman Ryan Young has launched a podcast called “Anxious & Angry Radio.” You can check out the second episode here. This episode includes a new OWTH song – a cover of “Harsh Realms” by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!

“Anxious & Angry” is also the name of his recently launched clothing line. OWTH will be taking a tour hiatus soon (but not before playing some shows in CA before headlining a club show at Punk Rock Bowling in Vegas next month). The band released their latest full-length album, Home, in 2013 through Epitaph Records. Since then, they have released a split 7-inch with Morning Glory on Fat Wreck Chords.

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Angels and Airwaves will release new album on Halloween

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:41 AM (PST)

San Diego’s Angels and Airwaves will be releasing their new album on Halloween of this year, according to Tom DeLonge’s Twitter account. Last week, he posted a photo of the band in the studio.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details come to light.

The group’s last release was the Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal EP, which was released in January 2013 via To The Stars. Their last full-length album was 2011′s Love: Part Two.

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Legal woes continue for Steven Klein (ex-New Found Glory)

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM (PST)

Steven Klein, the former rhythm guitarist for New Found Glory, is currently facing some unsavory criminal charges, including lewd acts with a minor and possession of child pornography.  He is alleged to have had been involved in several sexual situations with minors, and testimony at the pre-trial hearing revealed that his ex-wife found at least 100 cell phone videos that showed young (clothed) girls watching him perform sexual acts.  You can read more about that here.

Klein was arraigned on these charges on December 12th of 2013, and New Found Glory announced on the same day that Klein had left the band due to “personal differences.”  Klein had been one of the founding members of the Florida-based band, and they have decided to carry on musically as a foursome instead of replacing him with another guitarist.  You can read more about their plans for new music right here.

The case will continue on May 22nd, and we’ll bring you updates as they happen.

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Jake Kiley and Chris Aiken of Strung Out will be performing, speaking, and doing a little Q&A session at Hemet High School in Hemet, California, this Friday (April 11th).

More details on the event (time, address, ticket prices) can be found on the band’s Facebook page. All proceeds will be going towards loaner guitars, strings, and music-related field trips for the school’s guitar club.

Strung Out’s currently recording a new album entitled Transmission Alpha Delta, which is set to be released sometime this September through Fat Wreck Chords, who will be putting out the band’s “Volume 1″ box set, featuring remixed/remastered versions of their first three albums - Another Day In Paradise, Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues, and Twisted By Design - on April 13th.

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New Found Glory working on new music

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM (PST)

New Found Glory recently posted the above picture on their Facebook page with a caption stating they are currently writing new songs for their new record!

That’s all we know right now but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details on the album, which will be the band’s first release since parting ways with guitarist Steve Klein, come to light.

New Found Glory last released a live record entitled Kill It Live in October through Bridge Nine Records. Their last studio album Radiosurgery came out in 2011 on Epitaph Records. The band will be touring the UK in November.

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George Pettit (ex-Alexisonfire) forms new band Dead Tired

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:44 PM (PST)

According to a recent post on his Twitter page, former Alexisonfire singer George Pettit has formed a new band called Dead Tired.

Details are very slim right now but we’ll keep you posted as more information on the band surfaces.

Alexisonfire’s last album was 2009′s Old Crows/Young Cardinals. The band officially called it a day in 2011, releasing a full discography box-set in late 2013.

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Chris Fogal (frontman of The Gamits) and Andy Thomas (of  Tin Horn Prayer) have teamed up together to form a new band called Dwayne. The band (which also features members of Laymen Terms, The Plus Nomination, and Goodbye Fairbanks) hasn’t revealed a whole of information regarding their music, other than that they plan to head into the studio to record their debut LP on May 16, 2014, as evidenced by this Facebook post.

We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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As I Lay Dying respond to statement from As I lay Dying

Posted by josh hannon on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2:06 PM (PST)

As I Lay Dying front man, and accused attempted wife murderer Tim Lambesis has eroded his credibility even further, including with his own bandmates.  Apparently, the statement we posted earlier today was all conjured from the mind of Lambesis who failed to communicate any of the information with his label and bandmates untill said statement was posted.

Anyway the guys from As I Lay Dying have released a statement of their own which you can read below:

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As I Lay Dying has released an official statement regarding the future of the band. For those of you who don’t know, their frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for attempting to hire a hit man to murder his wife. You can check out what they have to say about the whole situation below.

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The Offspring to release special edition of “Smash”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 4:37 PM (PST)

The Offspring will be releasing a special edition of their iconic album Smash in honor of its 20th anniversary, which falls today, April 8th. The special edition will be shipped in mid-August. You can pre-order it here.

On the making of Smash, frontman Dexter Holland commented to OC Weekly:

A lot of the bands were great back then and made great songs but didn’t necessarily have a lot of melody, and that’s what we were trying to do, combine those two things.

The Offspring’s latest release was Days Go By, which was dropped in June 2012. The band, which is currently unsigned, began working on new material with producer Bob Rock last summer.

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