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Green Day Release New Song, Cancel Remaining 2012 Tour Dates

Green Day have released an oddly appropriate new song from their upcoming ¡Dos! record just as they announce the cancellation of their remaining 2012 tour dates and the postponement of their 2013 tour dates. “Stop When The Red Lights Flash” combines a grimy guitar riff with tight vocal harmonies and Billie Joe Armstrong’s repeated shouts of “I’ll make you surrender.” Aptly enough, the band has been forced to capitulate to their frontman’s recent bout of substance abuse which resulted in a now–infamous onstage rant at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Armstrong’s extended period in rehab has forced the band to cancel the entirety of their 2012 tour, which was due to start on September 26 and conclude on December 10. As the timeline for Armstrong’s recovery is uncertain, the band has also postponed their 2013 tour dates scheduled for January and February. But it’s not all bad news for Green Day fans. ¡Dos! will still be coming out on November 13, and the release date for ¡Tré!, the third album of their 2012 trilogy, has been moved up to December 11 – a month before its originally scheduled due date of January 15, 2013. Listen to the new song below.

Green Day fans, check out OurStage punk band Lost In Society!


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Jitta On The Track Announces ‘Alphabet Soup’ Release Date

OurStage artist Jitta On The Track has been making big waves since he won the OurStage “Rise” Competition and landed a coveted opening slot on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour. He’s since been signed to DAS Communications, the management company that has handled artists from Ke$ha to The Black Eyed Peas, and has even been featured on MTV News and Vibe. And judging by the official announcement of his upcoming album’s release date, it looks like he’s keeping in close touch with some of the buds he made on tour. In a brief announcement from the set of the “Alphabet Soup” music video, Jitta tells us that the album is going to drop on Thanksgiving Day and teases some of the artists who will have feature spots. He’s censored some of the bigger names to keep them secret, but we think we can make out at least J. Cole and French Montana, both of whom he met on The Club Paradise Tour. Sure helps to have friends in high places, doesn’t it? See if you can guess who the other spots will be!

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Prince Performs New Single On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Supported by a massive backing band, Prince took to the outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to play his funky new single “Rock ‘n’ Roll Love Affair.” Honky–tonk piano, swelling horn lines and bluesy guitar lines sizzle throughout the bluesy rock tune. With Prince’s noted aversion to YouTube, who knows how long this clip might stay online, so check it out while it lasts.

Prince isn’t the only funk rocker to perform on the Kimmel stage recently, though. OurStage’s own Eclectic Approach took the show by storm with their fiery performance on October 1st. The band was the first featured OurStage act to play on Kimmel after being selected from the OurStage Panel Competition. Check out some backstage footage of the band before their Kimmel performance and keep your eyes peeled for more performances from OurStage acts coming up on the show!

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Taylor, Titus, And ‘Tasha – New Releases For October 23

What’s not to love about Tuesdays? You get to listen to a bunch of great new albums, and it’s not Monday anymore. That enough is cause for celebration. This week’s slate of new releases is especially diverse, and gives fans of almost every genre something great to spin.

Taylor SwiftRed

If at first, you hated “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” then you started humming it absentmindedly in the supermarket aisle, and then you found it taking over every waking thought, you’re not alone. Every successive single released from Red has nestled itself into the deepest recesses of our minds like a musical laser beam of pure studio magic. Red could be Swift’s most blatantly poppy, and best, album yet.

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

Indie whiz kid Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut is a stunner. A cohesive rap album with a unified concept that doesn’t get bogged down in its own storytelling, good kid, m.A.A.d city features Lamar spitting beautifully rhymed off–kilter verses complemented by an all–star guest list that features Drake, Dr. Dre, production by Pharrell, Hit Boy, and more.

Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man

Bat For Lashes’ first album in three years showcases a new set of moody chamber ballads from singer Natasha Khan. Dark synths shiver and glitchy beats pop behind Khan’s lyrical journeys into the shadows of her own psyche. Impossibly compelling and intricately composed, the songs on The Haunted Man demand repeated listens.

Further Seems Forever – Penny Black

Further Seems Forever make their triumphant return with original singer Chris Carrabba, and the result is everything that fans have been waiting for since the release of The Moon Is Down more than ten years ago. The band has never sounded more cohesive or confident, and Carrabba’s vocals soar high over a tangle of rhythmically dense guitar work. It’s emo all grown up.

Titus AndronicusLocal Business

Scrappy Jersey punks Titus Andronicus have already made a concept album about the Civil War, so it only makes sense that their newest effort is a little bit closer to home. Local Business details the band’s personal trials – sometimes in an intensely honest way, as on “My Eating Disorder” – to brash and strident success. This one’s meant to be played loud.

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Exclusive Q and A: Tilly And The Wall Talk Tapping, Parenthood, and Omaha

When they began, Tilly and the Wall stuck out in the indie rock landscape of the mid–2000s with a conspicuously unique feature: tap dancing. The presence of Jamie Pressnall, the group’s tap dancer, provided a characteristic touch that was enough to set the band noticeably apart from their peers, but never too much to saddle the band with accusations of gimmickry. After their last album, 2008′s O, Tilly and the Wall took a break for a few years, during which several band members had kids while others explored a variety of different projects. Keyboardist Nick White took the latter route, playing with The Young Veins until the Tilly crew regrouped to write and record their most recent effort, Heavy Mood. We caught up with Nick to chat about the sincerity, friendship, and the band’s hometown of Omaha, Neb.

OS: Did your experience with The Young Veins influence how you approached the new Tilly material?

NW: Yeah, it did for sure. I came to The Young Veins right when they finished recording their album, and it was the first band I’d ever auditioned for, which was a different experience for me. It was cool doing that. There were tons of keyboard parts happening on The Young Veins album and I was kind of consolidating them so that they could work in our live performance. It was a lot of adapting the parts to play live. I had never adapted someone else’s parts to play live, so that, I think, really expanded how I felt about playing in a rock band in general. And then also, it made me really motivated when we came back to Tilly to push creatively with the band. Having a project in which I had a lot of say definitely felt really special to me, not that it hadn’t before, but then it was more so. Everything with Tilly felt very pressing and very important.

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Judge The “Rock Boat Lucky 13″ Competition And Win Tickets To The Cruise!

Sperrys? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Yacht captain’s hat? Leave that at home, please. Instead of looking like a goofy extra from Gilligan’s Island, you could win your best sailing accessory yet by lending your ears to the OurStage “Rock Boat Lucky 13″ Competition! Judge your favorite artists by December 14 to help determine which OurStage act will win a slot on the Rock Boat. You could win a pair of tickets for an ocean view cabin on this year’s Rock Boat cruise from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay. The stacked lineup includes Sister HazelNEEDTOBREATHERusted RootRoger Clyne and the PeacemakersWill HogeTony Lucca, OurStage artist Bronze Radio Return, and more. What better excuse to break out the madras shorts and Ray Bans this February?


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