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Soundwave 2015 Reveal “Rocking” Line-Up

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Soundwave Festival have just unveiled the line-up for the 2015 installation of the festival and it might just be one for the history books.

Earlier in the day, the Australian festival revealed that it will become a two-day festival with half the bands performing on one day and the other half on the second day in order to “minimize clashes, give bands longer set, better staging production [and] infrastructure” as well as “give fans better value for money and a less stressful day.”

FAITH No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot, Slash and Fall Out Boy are just some that are set to headline the festival. Also on the bill, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, Incubus, Ministry, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Fear Factory, New Found Glory, Area 7, Tonight Alive, Escape the Fate, Lagwagon, All Time Low, Of Mice and Men, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Godflesh, Crown the Empire and more were announced with reportedly more bands to be revealed in the near future.
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The list of venues for the traveling show will feature Bonython Park in Adelaide on February 21 and 22, Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on February 21 and 22, Olympic Park in Sydney on February 28 and March 1 and Brisbane Showgrounds on February 28 and March 1. Sadly, the show will not be making a pit stop in Perth due to bad ticket sales in that area.

Tickets for the two-day festival will cost $188, plus booking fees. Tickers will go on sale this Friday (August 22) to Soundwave members, while general ticket sales will begin on Friday, August 29.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Music News

 

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NFL to Charge Artists to Play Halftime Show

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We all know that the National Football League does not pay artists to perform at the famous Super Bowl’s Halftime Show because they believe that the exposure that the artists get during “football’s biggest night,” is worth the money the artists are out.

Today, word has gotten out that the NFL will keep up this tradition, but now, they have added something else to the mix; artists will have to pay in order to perform during the high-rated halftime show.

“In a twist this year, the league has asked artists under consideration for the high-profile gig to pay to play,” reports the Wall Street Journal. As if the subject of having to pay to play a show wasn’t already a big issue in the music world for up and coming artists and venues.

Not only did the WSJ report this, but they also claim the league have also revealed the top three contenders for the high-profiled show. Those that are apparently being considered are Rihanna, Coldplay, and Katy Perry. Guess that petition we signed a while ago to get “Weird Al” Yankovich to perform was thrown to the side. Darn.

Though there has been no official confirmation, some NFL employees have allegedly begun to approach the three acts to see if “they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution in exchange for the halftime gig.”

As it was predicted, the WSJ have claimed that the response to their offer has been less than lackluster. Considering what the NFL wants in return for the gig, they would be lucky to get the guy who plays spoons on the corner to come in and perform for the halftime show. Is it us, or does this somewhat resemble that pesky epidemic of payola which we are sure is still going on. If you aren’t sure what exactly payola is, don’t feel bad, head on over here and get a quick lesson.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Music News

 

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Blink-182 Tease “Something Special” for Reading and Leeds

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Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge just revealed that the band will be doing something special when they take the stage this upcoming weekend at the annual Reading and Leeds Festival.

“We’re going to play some songs off our last EP, songs that we haven’t played in Europe,” DeLonge said in a recent interview with NME.

“That came out at the end of 20112, so we’ll do that and then we’ll play a lot of the classics, but we’ll have something special that we haven’t played for a long time that we’ve brought back and people are going to love that.”
What it is, we would like to know.

But, if you’re expecting to see some new music from that “in the works” album the band announced last month, then sadly we will have to bust your bubble or at least DeLonge did.

“We don’t play stuff that’s not released. We’d rather a nice version of the song be the first that’s out, a good-sounding version. And we can’t premiere a new song now because it’ll be filmed on camera phones and then all over YouTube and suddenly that’s the version that everyone knows. We want them to hear the version that we spent time on.”

Blink will be in good company this year at Reading and Leeds. Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, The Arctic Monkeys and more are set to headline the weekend long festival due to begin on Friday, August 22 and end Sunday, August 24. This also marks the second time in their career that the band have performed at the fame United Kingdom festival.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Music News

 

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Listen to the Madden Brothers’ “California Rain”

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It’s been several months since the Madden Brothers released their first track sans Good Charlotte, “We Are Done” which incredible has become an instant smash with fans and casual listeners. Good-bye are the days of “The Young and the Hopeless.”

Today, the twin brothers who now go by, no shock, the Madden Brothers, have released the lyric video for what we can assume will become their second single, “California Rain.”

The first impression of the song is that the duo tried to get as close to the Beatles as possible without completely giving up their pop-punk roots. You can’t lie and say that “little darling” in the chorus doesn’t give you that impression.

Both “We Are Done” and “California Rain” will be featured on the brothers’ debut record Greetings from California due out on September 12 through Capitol Records.

Check out the song below

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Music News, Music Videos, Streaming

 

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MTV Video Music Awards Reveal Full List of Performers

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The MTV Video Music Awards are right around the corner and the annual music award show has finally unveiled the full list of performers that are slated to take the stage to perform.

For the last few weeks, the former music television network had been revealing performers once at a time to prolong the suspense for those who tune in annually.

Today, Sam Smith was revealed as the last performer on the list. Throughout the past weeks, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, Maroon 5, Usher, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer and Beyoncé (who will also be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award) had been revealed to be taking the stage at some point during the normally two and a half hour music-centric award program.

In the award nomination portion of the show, Beyoncé leads this year’s pack with a grand total of eight while fellow performer, Iggy Azalea trails behind with seven nominations.

This year, MTV will be introducing a new category to the award show, the MTV Clubland Award which will capitalize on the recent popularity of electronic dance music (EDM).

The full list of nominees can be found here. The MTV Video Music Award will take place this Sunday, August 24, live from the refurbished The Forum in Inglewood, CA beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Music News

 

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Gerard Way Releases “No Shows” Video

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After officially making his solo debut at Warner Bros. a few weeks back and confirming that he will be playing a warm-up gig before Reading and Leeds this weekend, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has unveiled the music video for his song “No Shows.”

The former frontman premiered the new song on BBC Radio last night, and now has brought the new single home for fans here in the US. The song will be featured on Way’s upcoming, solo debut, Hesitant Alien which is slated to released on September 30.

Check out the video below and take a trip to an 80s television show, if any of you were born at the time and could remember that. The video does come less than a week after Way released a teaser about Pink Zero Station, which as we can see in the music video is the galactic television show Way and his band appear on. As for the song, it sounds like something that would have appeared on the My Chemical Romance Conventional Weapons “album.”

If you happen to be going to Reading and Leeds this weekend, do us a favor and get some video of Way’s performance because we’re really intrigued by that.

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2014 in Music News, Music Videos

 

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Yellowcard Officially Reveal Lead Single, Album Release Date

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Another day and more news about Yellowcard’s new album Lift A Sail. today, the band have officially confirmed the release date of the record as well as gave fans the official stream of their lead single, “One Bedroom.”

Last week, the song actually made its debut on the radio with the band coaxing fans to call in to request the track, but a stream or audio for the track was a little difficult to find (we were able to listen to it on Philadelphia’s Radio 104.5’s website after searching for a bit).

Now, we have been given the lyric video for the song which can been seen below.

But the stream of the song wasn’t all that we were given today. Like mentioned before, the band have revealed that their ninth studio record will officially be released on October 7.

Until last week, fans were under the impression that the release date would be sometime in September, but when the teaser for the record was released last week, it gave a vague release timeline of “Fall 2014.”

Luckily, Yellowcard were feeling generous even if most of their planned surprise went out the window when most of the information about the record was leaked a few weeks back.

Don’t forget that Yellowcard will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with Memphis May Fire and Emarosa later this year in support of Lift A Sail.

 

YELLOWCARD and MEMPHIS MAY FIRE CO-HEADLINING TOUR:

10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

10/17 San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre

10/18 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

10/19 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

10/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues

10/22 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live

10/23 Houston, TX – House of Blues

10/25 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

10/26 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor

10/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

10/29 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend

10/30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

10/31 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

11/02 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre

11/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory

11/04 Boston, MA – House of Blues

11/06 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/07 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom

11/08 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

11/09 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights

11/11 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall

11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

11/14 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia

11/16 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Music News, Music Videos, Streaming

 

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