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Good Charlotte drummer to join Sugar Ray on tour

Good Charlotte drummer Dean Buttersworth has announced that he is going to join Sugar Ray (yes, the same band who plays songs like “Fly” and “Every Morning“) on their “Under the Sun” summer tour, which features other famous 90’s bands Gin Blossoms, Smash Mouth, Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Dean writes:

“Happy to announce I will be touring with Sugar Ray #underthesuntour2013”

All the dates of the tour can be found here.

Good Charlotte, who have been semi-inactive for nearly two years, released their last album, Cardiology, on Capitol Records in 2010, and may be returning with a new one this year.



Lit announce more touring

Earlier today, we reported that Lit would be releasing their long-awaited new album The View from the Bottom on June 19th. Well, the band just announced that they will be doing a tour to promote their new album this summer with ’90s bands such as Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground. All the dates can be found here.

Lit actually have plans to do a U.S. tour before the release of The View from the Bottom, which will be their first studio album since 2004’s self-titled album. You can find all the dates here.



Punk Rock Trivia: Sugar Ray had two different names

Every once in a while the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene unleash a tasty little nugget of punk rock trivia in an effort to blow our readers’ minds. Also, we like to make ourselves feel smart. Today’s fun factoid is about the early days of Sugar Ray, who were known under two different names, way before they even became famous with many hits like “Fly“, “Every Morning“, “Falls Apart“, “Someday” and “When It’s Over“.

Sugar Ray’s roots go back to the late 1980s, when guitarist Rodney Sheppard and drummer Stan Frazier were in a band called The Tories. The band eventually hired bassist Murphy Karges and vocalist Mark McGrath and changed their name to Shrinky Dinx. They were highly influenced by funk metal, hip-hop, punk, and alternative rock; Sugar Ray would use almost all of those genres on their future records. Unlike Sugar Ray, however, The Tories and Shrinky Dinx have both never released any full-length studio albums or even had hits. After signing to Atlantic Records in 1994, Shrinky Dinx was changed to Sugar Ray upon threat of lawsuit from the Milton Bradley Company, maker of the Shrinky Dinks toy. The rest was history.