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Green Day Release New Video, Singer Loses Voice

Green Day have released another new music video. This one is for their explicit single “Kill The DJ” off their upcoming album ¡Uno!, the first of three albums to come within the next five months (the others respectively titled ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!). The video features all three band members riding motorcycles in the desert and then walking apathetically through a dance club, never breaking character. There’s also a pretty brutal cat fight, which ends with everyone at the club covered in either blood or chocolate syrup. It’s hard to tell. Anyway, tell nearby children to put on their earmuffs, and enjoy!

UPDATE: On that note, Billie Joe Armstrong has lost his voice. According to TMZ, Green Day’s singer was recently rushed to the hospital for a medical problem regarding his throat and/or vocal chords. Because of his condition, the band had to cancel their show in Italy and possibly more, depending on his recovery. Perhaps someone heard their message wrong and tried to kill the Green Day. Zing.

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Is Bruce Willis Suing Apple Over Music Ownership?

The tech-blog rumor mill was in high gear over the weekend when a number of outlets reported that action movie star Bruce Willis was planning on bringing suit against Apple over the ownership of his music.

The story went that Willis – who, believe it or not, is made of flesh and blood much like you or me – was preparing his estate and wished to pass on his vast music collection to his daughter. It seemed that Willis is also a fan of iTunes, frequently purchasing and downloading tracks from Apple’s online music storefront. But in the process of bequeathing his earthly possessions to his kin he found that he couldn’t transfer ownership of his collection of songs to his daughter.

So, is Apple about to be on the receiving end of Willis’ particular brand of rootin’ tootin’, shoot-first-ask-questions-later style of ass kicking, legally speaking?

Short answer: no. Long answer: awwwww but come on, that would be awesome.

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Modern Rock, A Battlefield – Enter To Compete!

Man your battle stations and arm yourselves well because it’s time for the Ernie Ball Modern Rock Competition! We want rock ‘n’ roll that takes listeners back to the future, so if your weapon of choice is somwhere between an axe and a laser pistol, then this is your chance to become ruler of the modern world. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a year’s supply of Ernie Ball strings and accessories, so leave the past behind and enter now for ultimate modern rock glory!

Metal Monday: Metal Podcast Round 2

Welcome to the second installment of OurStage’s Metal Monday podcast. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether the first installment was a resounding success or not (it was, right?). We covered some news, we played some great songs, and we had fun. I also featured three OurStage metal jams, and for those that need a refresher, those songs were:
Before we move on, did anyone recognize the song that was used as the intro track? If you guessed “Pirates“ by one of my all-time favorite OurStage metal bands, Derelict, then congratulations are in order. But enough with the shenanigans, it’s time for the second installment of the Metal Monday podcast to smash you in the eardrums.
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  • Spotify Reveals The UK’s Songs Of The Summer

    Spotify just put out a playlist the top 10 most streamed tracks – on their service, anyways – in the UK from this summer. Ok, so it’s not quite America’s Songs of The Summer or The World’s Songs of The Summer. But keep in mind that our friends across the pond have pretty good taste.

    The list itself is interesting purely as a piece of sociomusicology study. Sure, there are the obvious toppers like the undeniable “We Are Young” by fun. featuring Janelle Monáe (which has probably gotten a bit played out by this point in the season) to “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen and “Whistle” by Flo Rida.

    But then there are the more anglo selections. That’s where things get interesting.

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    “Crossfire Hurricane” Tour Doc To Shine A New Light On The Rolling Stones

    Storied british rock band The Rolling Stones announced a new band doc, Crossfire Hurricane, earlier today. The tour doc, commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Stones as a performing unit, marks another authorized entry into the already deep documentary videography that The Stones have amassed over the years. Classic rock nerds will also note that the film pulls its title from a lyric in “Jumpin Jack Flash.”

    Crossfire Hurricane appears to be pretty broad in focus, covering the trajectory of the group from their earliest touring days in 1962 to the band as we know them as today.

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    Ben Gibbard Releases New Single: “Teardrop Windows”

    Death Cab For Cutie singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard has a solo album coming out on October 16th called Former Lives. Head to Hypertrak.com to hear the single ”Teardrop Windows.” As one would expect, it sounds pretty much like Death Cab, but with a little more of a folky twang and, in contrast to the title and lyrics, it has a nice upbeat and easy-going feel, which is a good fit for the indie/shoegaze singer.

     

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    Culture Collide In Mid-air. Wait. What?

    Multi-week festivals in picturesque locales? Yawn. Musical extravaganzas from the luxury of a cruise ship? Um, like, hello, that’s so last year. Everyone knows that airborne shows are the hottest thing right now in live music.

    Say whaa?

    Yes, music festivals are about to break new ground, so to speak. The people over at FILTER Magazine and Virgin Airlines have teamed up to bring bi-coastal music lovers the apex of pre-festival travel arrangements: the “I’m With The Band” cross country flight.

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    Aaron Gillespie Of Underoath And The Almost Fame Announces Solo Tour

    Fans of rock with a spiritual bent are getting a nice hump day treat from singer-songwriter Aaron Gillespie when he announced a string of solo tour dates today, Alter The Press reports.

    Most listeners will know Gillespie either from his days as the clean vocalist and drummer for metalcore outfit Underoath or as the frontman for his current alternative rock project The Almost. While both of those projects straddle the line between secular and spiritual, Gillespie’s solo work is worship-based, a clearer expression of his religious beliefs.

    But it’s pretty punk, D.I.Y. stuff as well. Based on what we can glean from Gillespie’s site, most of the shows are taking place at houses of worship and are set up by churchgoing fans outside of the traditional booking/promoter system. Which is pretty darn cool no matter what your beliefs are. Though there are only 12 dates arranged for the tour so far, it sounds like Gillespie is interested in adding more dates on the fly.

    You can check out the dates on Gillespie’s Fanbridge page here. Watch the video for “We Were Made For You,” the first single from Gillespie’s solo debut album Anthem Song below.

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    Riffs, Rants, And Rumors: Los Lobos Look Back On ‘Kiko’

    It was 1991 and Los Lobos were pissed. “We had recorded [1990 album] The Neighborhood and toured that record nonstop,” remembers saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin. “The Neighborhood took us about a year to make, for no good reason. We had a co-producer who had an agenda, and we were dealing with his agenda and not trusting ourselves. We came home from that tour pissed-off, broke, we had sort of bought this idea that we were big rock stars and that we needed to have all this rock-star stuff, like lights, and two buses, and lots of stuff that we really didn’t need, or even want, for that matter.” Continue reading ‘Riffs, Rants, And Rumors: Los Lobos Look Back On ‘Kiko’’

     


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