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The 1975 drop new song ‘Give Yourself A Try’

  • 2:47 pm Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by Sam

Matty Healy and The 1975 having been teasing new music for AWHILE through their various social media outlets. Finally, TODAY they released ‘Give Yourself A Try’, debuting it on BBC Radio 1. 

Weezer gives in to fans and covers Toto’s ‘Africa’

  • 1:27 pm Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by Sam

For months a young teenager on Twitter hassled Weezer to cover the 1982 hit ‘Africa’ by Toto. The fan, @weezerafrica has been trolling them about it since December, tweeting things like ‘it’s about time you bless the rains down in africa’. Lots of other Weezer fans then jumped on the Toto bandwagon.

The Smashing Pumpkins throw house party to recreate ‘1979’ video

  • 10:57 am Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 by Sam

Down to the toilet paper and swimming pool, this summer Smashing Pumpkins will recreate the epic ‘1979’ music video in the form of a house party. The “1979 House Party,” will include an exclusive performance and will be held at “a secret residential location in Los Angeles” on June 28.

Mark Hoppus tweeted a picture with Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots and Twitter lost it

  • 12:20 pm Monday, May 21st, 2018 by Sam

Twenty One Pilots have been on a hiatus ever since the Blurryface tour wrapped last summer. While Tyler Joseph has been 100% absent from social media, Josh Dunn has managed to make a few small appearances and the clique absolutely loses it every time.

Over the weekend Mark Hoppus of blink-182 tweeted a picture with Josh Dunn from Debby Ryan’s birthday party! What a combination right??

As you can see, Twenty One Pilots fans WENT INSANE.

New Viral Audio Illusion: Brainstorm or Green Needle?

  • 11:26 am Monday, May 21st, 2018 by Sam

Oh you needed way to waste a massive amount of time at work on a Monday? GOT YOU.

Two Feet is an artist you need to know

  • 11:25 am Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 by Sam

His real name is Zachary William ‘Bill’ Dess but as an artist goes by the name of Two Feet and you should probably take notice of him.

WATCH: Awkward moment blink-182 plays at baseball game with Tom DeLonge there

  • 11:00 am Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 by Sam

‘Awkward’ was probably the best caption possible for this post on Facebook by Tom DeLonge Sunday. 

Robert Delong drops crazy new video for ‘Favorite Color Is Blue’

  • 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by Sam

Robert Delong is one of the artists on your EPIC 97XBBQ lineup this year and he just dropped this crazy music video for his latest single ‘Favorite Color Is Blue’. Ironically, the song features an artist who killed it at BBQ last year, K.Flay! 

You’ll love the Marvel-inspired name Pete Wentz gave his new daughter

  • 11:11 am Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by Sam

First off, HUGE congratulations are in order for Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and longtime girlfriend Meagan Camper. On Mother’s Day they announced the birth of their new baby girl, Marvel Jane Wentz. Yep, her name is Marvel!! How amazing is that!?

Mike Shinoda performs ‘In The End’ in first solo show since Chester Bennington’s passing

  • 10:49 am Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by Sam

At KROQ’s Weenie Roast over the weekend Mike Shinoda performed solo for the first time since the passing of Chester Bennington. His set included a few tracks from his upcoming first solo album, Post Traumatic, but the most moving moment was when he took to the piano to perform Linkin Park’s ‘In The End’.

Rather than sing Chester’s part, he let the crowd do that. It was perfect. ❤

What a way to come back to the stage. I’m grateful beyond words [More]