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Brooks Wackerman quits Bad Religion

After weeks of speculation, Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman confirmed on his Twitter account this morning that he has left the band after 15 years of touring and recording, as he decided to “pursue another path”. He explains:

“After 15 years, 6 records and countless tours- I’ve decided to move on from Bad Religion.

This wasn’t an easy decision to make after spending a good chunk of my life in such an iconic band, but after reassessing my future in music it was time for me to pursue another path.

As I’m writing this, my mind is flashing back to my audition with these guys in 2000. I’ll never forget how exhilarating it was to play “Stranger Than Fiction” (my first song) with them and how well we all jelled, as I was doing my best to camouflage my nerves while walking into Cole Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

To have this education and growth has been invaluable to me, and I’m forever grateful to this band for allowing me to be part of a movement that I can honestly look back on our time together and say, “I’m proud of what we accomplished”.


Bad Religion still plan to tour South America in March and record a new album. The band has not yet announced a replacement for Wackerman, but rumor has it that Bobby Schayer has been asked by fans to rejoin the band. Schayer was the drummer for Bad Religion from 1991 to 2001, when Wackerman replaced him.

Defeater part ways with guitarist Jay Maas

Bummer of a story for fans of Massachusetts-based hardcore five-piece Defeater. Seems they’re now going to be a Massachusetts-based four-piece, as they recently announced that they’ve parted ways with guitarist Jay Maas (pictured above at right). Here’s the band’s brief statement:

Over the weekend it was decided to move forward as a band without the participation of Jay Maas due to personal & creative differences. All scheduled Defeater shows and tours will go on as planned and we wish Jay luck in his future endeavors. Thank you

Defeater’s latest album, “Abandoned,” was released August 28th via the band’s new label home, Epitaph Records, and serves as the follow-up to their last Bridge Nine Records full-length, “Letters Home.”

New episode of Dying Scene Radio: The Bobs interview Gavin McInnes (Co-Founder, VICE) then Bob Noxious quits the show and Elena Venetia jumps in his grave – this one’s a doozy!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious quits the show LIVE ON AIR, but not before he and Bobby Pickles welcome Gavin McInnes (Co-Founder, VICE) by way of the interwebs to discuss how punk rock helped shape his successes. An accomplished entrepreneur, writer, radio/tv host, McInnes is living proof that English majors can accomplish a lot more than just being a teacher, not that being a teacher isn’t a great accomplishment or anything. Then a new co-host jumps directly into Bob’s grave! Her name is Elena Venetia and she’s a hot, tatted, New York City punk rock chick, who does not want to be known as the “hot, tatted chick co-host” – just “co-host” (but she’s far from a feminist and wants to make that clear right now). Episode 31’s recurring theme: EVERYBODY is replaceable.

Hear all the incessant blathering, plus all the latest new music and headlines, below.

Dead Ahead – Berzerker
Free Children of Earth – No Broken Circles
Gavin McInnes – Interview Part 1
Behind Deadlines  – Office Party
Less Deceived – I Used To Own A CRASS T-Shirt
Chilled Monkey Brains – The Tale of Ramirez DePietro
Quarter Tank – Grenades
The Best of the Worst – Ctrl-Z
Still Alive – Shadow Anthem
Gavin McInnes – Interview Part 2
Lucky Stars – All Lies
The Atom Age – It’s A Mess
Smokey Bastard – Archipelago

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Mindset announce new EP, plans to call it quits after release

Baltimore hardcore act Mindset have announced details of a new EP. It will be called Nothing Less, and it will be the band’s final release.

About the plans to call it a day, Frontman Ev Wivell said:

“We’ve always been very meticulous in how we operate as a band and this final chapter is no different. This is something we’ve been planning for a long time. We’re proud of what we’ve built together and we’re excited to share these last songs and go out on a high note.”

Wivell also said the band are working to finalize the schedule for a final tour, with details to be announced soon.

Nothing Less is due out in February 2016 via REACT! Records.

Funeral For A Friend break up, announce farewell tour

Sad news today for fans of Funeral for a Friend. The Welsh post-hardcore group have decided to call it quits following a farewell tour through April 2016. You can check out the dates and locations for the “Last Chance to Dance” tour below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 18th.

Vocalist and founding member Matthew Davies-Kreye shared his thoughts on the band’s decision:

“It’s the natural end. We’ve done everything we set out to do and way more than I could ever have hoped so I’m not upset that it’s run its course. We all felt that ‘Chapter And Verse’ was a pretty decent full stop on an incredible fourteen and half years of making music together…

So, how do you celebrate a huge part of your life? You play some shows! For me it seemed obvious to go out with both ‘Hours’ and ‘Casually Dressed.’ I feel that both those records distill what Funeral is to a whole load of people more definitively than just piecing together a set from all the records we’ve made. It seems to me that those are the records that matter most and ‘Hours’ to me is my proudest achievement in music with Funeral. I don’t know why but it fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride.”

The band’s last album, Chapter and Verse, was released on January 19th 2015.

The Sheds announce hiatus

SoCal punks The Sheds have announced that they will be going on hiatus.

You can read their full statement below.

The Sheds released their last album I’ll Be Fine in July of 2013 through Mediaskare Records.

Hunter Burgan reveals AFI is on hiatus (again)

Although it was revealed earlier this year that a new album was in the works, AFI bassist Hunter Burgan revealed that the band has been on hiatus (again), due to members focusing on other projects, but promises they will return soon. He explains:

“”When’s AFI coming to ______?” “When’s the next AFI record?” “You guys need to stop doing other things and do some AFI!” — Patience, my friends. AFI is an important part of our lives, but we’re all just human beings. We’ve got things to do and people to see. Sometime you have to stop and smell the roses to remember that you live in a neighborhood with a rosebush on the corner. We’ll be back soon, I promise.”

AFI have gone on hiatus before, most notably back in 2011 when fans believed that they were actually breaking up, which proved untrue. The band ended their hiatus in 2013, and released Burials, their first album in four years, that October.

The Gaslight Anthem announce pending hiatus

Unfortunate, though not exactly unexpected, news from The Gaslight Anthem camp today.

In a post on their Facebook page, the band announced today that they’re taking a break from being a band upon completion of their upcoming European tour. Here’s the statement in full:

Hello all!
We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We’re all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we’d like to step away from the band until we decide what we’d like to do next.

We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record. We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our band for the last eight years and we’ll see you down the road!

With love and respect,
Brian, Benny, Alex and Alex.

Fans of the band will remember that they almost pulled the plug a couple of years ago prior to the recording of their latest album, “Get Hurt,” which was released in August 2014 on Island Records. Perhaps the album wasn’t quite the shot in the arm the foursome (plus Ian) were hoping it would be. In any event, we’ll keep you posted on any new projects from the guys (new Horrible Crowes? new Bottomfeeder?) as it becomes available.

The Weakerthans break up

Canadian folk rock band The Weakerthans (fronted by former Propagandhi bassist John K. Samson) have announced that they are calling it a day. Read drummer Jason Tait’s confirmation statement (or rather Tweet) below.

The Weakerthans’ last album, Reunion Tour, was released back in 2007 through Epitaph Records.

Dez Cadena leaves the Misfits

The Misfits guitarist Dez Cadena announced on his Facebook page that he has left the band, and will be replaced by Jerry Only’s son, whose name is unknown. He explains:

“I’m not with the Misfits anymore, this is what I do for a living now, sorry if you were expecting to see me in Cali. All the best to the band and fiends. Carry on.”

Last spring, the former vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Black Flag had a malignant tumor removed from his larynx, leaving him (at least briefly) unable to sing, though he could still speak. It’s not clear if this has anything to do with his departure from The Misfits.

Jerry Only stated in an interview last year that a new Misfits album is in the works. No more details have been given, but the album will serve as a follow-up to 2011’s The Devil’s Rain.

Old Coyote Club calls it a day, releases acoustic version of “Rosary Beads”

Bad news for you  Old Coyote Club fans. The UK folk punk act has just announced plans to call it a day. The band posted the following message on their Facebook page stating:

The last couple of years have been absolutely incredible being part of occ, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. We’ve decided that due to all the other things we’ve got going on it’s best to put the Club to rest. Just want to shout out everyone involved and who helped us in any way possible, we had a blast and truly loved every minute of it! So as a thank you and a final send off, feast your ears on this, its a new acoustic track that we ran through in the studio a couple of months back, enjoy.
Peace out,

As a final send off, the band has just released an acoustic live version of the track “Rosary Beads” which can be seen below. Old Coyote Club previously released “The Serotonin Hustle” earlier this year.

The Replacements call it quits again

During their performance at Primavera Porto yesterday, frontman Paul Westerberg announced that The Replacements had played what he called their final show, implying that the legendary alternative/punk rock act has split up again. Reports say that Westerberg described the group as “lazy bastards to the end” after admitting that they chose to stay in their hotel rather than soundcheck for the gig.

In over the last few months, The Replacements debuted two new songs, “Poke Me in My Cage” and “Whole Foods Blues“, which lead to speculation that a new record was in the works. The band, who was defunct from 1991 to 2012, last released the covers EP Songs for Slim in 2013, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap.

Mark Hoppus: Blink-182 are going through “a friendly divorce” with Tom DeLonge

So it appears that the inevitable welcome or unwelcome (depending on your perspective) news is finally upon us: Tom DeLonge is gone from the Blink-182 camp, and isn’t exactly on his way back.

In a recent interview with the Das Process podcast, Blink bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus confirmed that the remaining two-thirds of the band were going through a “friendly divorce with (their) former guitarist.” Hoppus added: “hopefully things clear up and it doesn’t get all manager-y and lawyer-y and all that and we can move forward.” You can check out the rest of the interview here.

It would appear that this would pave the way for DeLonge’s recent replacement, Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba (pictured above with Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker) to take a more official role in what would, in many ways, become a sort of supergroup. Stay tuned.

Poison Idea announce hiatus; cancel tour

Shortly after the release of Confuse & Conquer, Portland hardcore veterans Poison Idea have announced an indefinite hiatus. The band states health issues, personal matters, and “some unfortunate band behavior” as reasons for the break. Check back for more details as they become available.

In the mean time, you can stream the new album in it’s entirety below, as well as read a statement from the band.

Confuse & Conquer was released on April 7th via Southern Lord Records. It serves as a follow up to 2006′s Latest Will and Testament.

M.O.D. call it quits

Crossover thrash legends M.O.D. have announced that they have split up for the third time in their career, and cancelled their plans to tour later this year. The reason they are splitting up is because frontman Billy Milano chose not to release any M.O.D. albums or take the band on tour again in order to concentrate on his private life. The band explains:

“As true and dedicated musicians that we are, MOD was one of our huge inspirations and by a lucky shot, we got in the band. For any great, good reason that a light shined our way…that was MOD. We apologize to the fans, to everyone who’s been waiting on us on the road. Billy has denied MOD and without MOD, we can’t go on. We wish Billy our gratitude for all the great times we’ve spent with the band. We look further down the road for bigger and better things. We wish Billy the best. 
Signed, The Band…”

M.O.D. previously broke up in 1997 and again in 2008. Their last studio album, Red, White & Screwed, was released in 2007, and nearly a year ago, they released a new song for free called “Hermano”.