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WATCH: College Marching Band Performs Panic! At the Disco Halftime Show

  • 3:13 pm Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Bowling Green State University isn’t known for their football prowess, and almost never gains national attention, but thankfully, they have an amazing band [and presumably band director] to pick up the slack. During last week’s halftime show, the band performed their rendition of Panic! At the Disco’s “LA Devotee”, “Nine in the Afternoon”, “Victorious”, and “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”. Or, in other words, the most unique Panic! At the Disco concert ever, excluding of course, the actual members of Panic! At the Disco.

The marching band even caught the attention of PATD, as the band tweeted out their praise.

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Laura Jane Grace Offers Advice for Those Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

  • 2:27 pm Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

In case you didn’t know, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Recently, Grace spoke with Alternative Press about her own struggles with suicidal thoughts in a plea to offer help to those who are struggling as well.

The Against Me! singer’s main point of emphasis was to “Stay alive. Just stay alive!”

Obviously the issue of suicide is far more complicated and not that easy for those struggling with mental health issues, so Grace explained her own situation.

“I’m, in many ways, really thankful to have hit rock bottom, emotionally, in that sense — to have had like a suicidal nervous breakdown [More]

Justin Timberlake to Appear on Foo Fighters’ Forthcoming Album

  • 7:00 pm Friday, September 8th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Dave Grohl recently announced that Justin Timberlake is the mystery collaborator on the Foo Fighters’ forthcoming album, Concrete and Gold. He previously revealed that Paul McCartney is going to be making an appearance on the LP, playing drums on a yet to be known song. Timberlake will be taking that a step further, providing backup vocals. Combine this new knowledge with producer Greg Kurstin, who is known for his work with Adele, Sia, Pink, and Ellie Goulding among others, and I’d be confident to say that there will certainly be a unique sound that we haven’t heard before from the Foo [More]

Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage was Once in a Punk Band

  • 2:53 pm Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Everybody who watches Game of Thrones is familiar with Peter Dinklage’s character, Tyrion Lannister, but I bet you very few knew he was once in a punk band called Whizzy. Many of the GOT actors have interesting backgrounds, but this one may take the cake.

NME dug up several images proving that this punk/ jazz/ rap project otherwise known as Whizzy existed. There is no video footage, unfortunately.

In a 2013 interview with Playboy, Dinklage described the band as punk-funk-rap (hmmm, okay?). He went on to say, “I have a pretty big scar that runs from my neck to my eyebrow. [More]

Green Day Announce Special Facebook Live Performance to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

  • 12:38 pm Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Blink 182, Pierce the Veil, Fall Out Boy and several other artists have already announced plans to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Add Green Day to that list. What is unique about today’s announcement is that Green Day will be performing on Facebook Live and anybody can be a part of it. Here’s how:

The band will be live at 4pm EST [today]. There will be a donate button link on Facebook, or you can text HERO to 20222. It’s appears that each donation will be $25, and it go to Americares, an organization that provides disaster relief help.

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Mastodon Makes Appearance on Game Of Thrones

  • 11:23 am Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Mastodon, the heavy metal band from Atlanta, made their second appearance as extras on the hit show, this time as White Walkers on the season’s final episode. Band members Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds could be seen for a brief period of time, and if you didn’t know to look out for them, you would have had no clue that they weren’t just extras.

The Game of Thrones producers aren’t strangers to inviting, or rather, casting other well known stars. The most buzzworthy moment came earlier in season 7 when Ed Sheeran made his GOT debut, and his character perfectly [More]

Lady Gaga Makes History After Headlining Wrigley Field

  • 12:30 pm Saturday, August 26th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

Lady Gaga not only became the first female to headline a show at Wrigley Field, but she sold it out. That’s pretty hard to believe actually. While Wrigley Field isn’t a concert centric venue, it still has hosted its fair share of shows and has become an iconic venue to play. The list of those who have played Wrigley include, Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffett, Billy Joel, Elton John, Dave Matthews Band, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and Pearl Jam, or in other words, not a shabby list for Lady Gaga to be a part of.

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The Front Bottoms Release New Single, Announce Tour and Forthcoming LP

  • 1:23 pm Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

After a week of teasing new music, The Front Bottoms have announce a new LP, released a new single “Raining”, and announced a slew of tour dates, including an Orlando stop.

If the new album, titled Going Grey, is anything like this new single, then it’s sure to be great. Listen to the single below.

Check out the full tour.

10/19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
10/20 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall *
10/21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
10/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Riverworks *
10/24 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit *
10/25 – Cleveland, OH [More]

The Killers Release Thrilling New Video for “Run for Cover”

  • 1:11 pm Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

The new video for “Run for Cover”, The Killers’ latest single off of their forthcoming album, Wonderful Wonderful, is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The title of the song implies the theme of the video.

Check it out below:

The Killers tapped veteran producer Jacknife Lee, who’s worked with the likes of U2, R.E.M, and Weezer. If you couldn’t tell by now, after releasing “The Man” and now “Run for Cover”, there will be a different sound to this new album.

Foo Fighters Play the Ancient Greek Acropolis of Athens

  • 8:31 am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

The latest music series from PBS, titled “Landmarks Live in Concert”, brought the Foo Fighters to Greece earlier this summer. The band recorded a live concert for the series from one of the most historic places in the world, the Acropolis of Athens. The venue dates back to 161AD. Don’t worry about the math on that, it’s old.

“We’ve done some crazy things over the last 20 years, but I think this might be the craziest thing the Foo Fighters have ever done,” Grohl said in a press statement of the concert, which took place just this past July.

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