Lady Gaga to release ‘Stupid Love’ this Friday

Stop what you’re doing because Lady Gaga just announced some major news!

On Tuesday (Feb. 25), the pop star revealed that she will be releasing a new song at the end of the week.

Titled “Stupid Love,” the track is her first solo song in years (we’re not counting “A Star is Born” because that was Allie, not Gaga). Taking to social media, the songstress wrote, “‘Stupid Love.’ The new single by Lady Gaga. Out Friday at midnight ET. #LG6.”

Taking a cue from the 90s, the billboard snapshot featured in her post includes bright pink lips (pretty sure it’s the same shade as HAUS Laboratories’ REBEL lipstick), the word “STUPID” printed in white and pink bubble letters while “LOVE” is printed in black over a water-looking background. Next to it is a montage of Gaga, looking like she could be a character in Aqua’s music video for “Barbie Girl.” (Don’t believe us? Here’s a refresher course.)

If the name of the track sounds familiar, that’s because the title has been floating around for some time. Things took a turn for the juicy last month when the song reportedly leaked. Little Monsters were quick to praise the new song saying it was a callback to The Fame and Born this Way.

Gaga tried to quell the pandemonium by tweeting, “Can ya’ll stop.”

Information about this album has been scarce at best. From its projected release time frame and collaborators list to its title, which is now believed to be Chromatica, Gaga has been keeping mum about everything.

For all we know, the full album can drop on Friday, and none of us would have been the wiser. But let’s be honest, wouldn’t that be a Gaga thing to do?

Lady Gaga’s last studio album was 2016’s Joanne. If we’re taking the “A Star is Born” soundtrack into consideration, then the 2018 release was Gaga’s last set of new tunes.

“Stupid Love” is the first single off the singer’s long-awaited sixth studio album.

Mayday Parade sign to Rise Records, tease new music

It’s been a while since fans have heard anything from the Mayday Parade camp. Last year, they embarked on their A Lesson in Romantics tenth anniversary tour, but since then, things have been quiet. On Tuesday (April 10), things changed when the Florida-founded band took to social media to announce some major news. Taking to Twitter, the band unveiled that they had left their longtime record label home of Fearless Records for Rise Records.

The five-piece will now join bands like Issue, Dance Gavin Dance, blessthefall, Sleeping with Sirens, Of Mice and Men, and more on the Oregon-based record label’s roster.

In an Instagram post, the band posted a cryptic teaser, leading fans to speculate what it meant. The short, 30-second clip finds the band in what appears to be some creepy wooded area. Each member has their moment in front of the camera as it zooms in on them. Before the shot can get a full close-up, it goes to an error/static screen and a new member appears. The same thing repeats with only the band member changing. The clip ends with the number six appearing behind the static followed by Rise Record’s logo. Watch Mayday Parade’s cryptic clip here.

“We are very happy to be teamed up with Rise Records for the release of our 6th full length album,” begins a note from frontman Derek Sanders about joining forces with Rise Records.

“Rise has done a fantastic job with their projects and it’s clear that they are passionate about the music they help put out into the world. We appreciate the fact that they believe in our band still after all these years and we are so excited for everyone to hear what we’ve been working on. Thank you all!”

Mayday Parade’s still-in-the-works sixth studio album will be the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Black Lines.

Smashing Pumpkins, Live Nation tease major news for Thursday

While there seems to be a lot of drama going on behind the scene at camp Smashing Pumpkins, there does seem to be some major good news for fans coming soon. On Wednesday (Feb. 14), Live Nation posted a short, 30-second clip on their social media accounts, igniting speculation that the iconic 90s band will be hitting the road soon.

The short clip follows an ice cream truck, very similar to the one from the “Today” music video, as it goes around town. In between shots of the ice cream truck and the ice cream man traveling around the city, there are shots of the outside truck where lyrics from some of the Smashing Pumpkins songs are displayed. Throughout the clip, the ice cream man is seen handing out envelopes instead of ice cream to those eager ice cream lovers. The video ends with the screen going black and the Smashing Pumpkins’ website link appearing on the screen.

Similarly, the band posted the same video on Monday. Then, on Tuesday, they posted an image with the lyrics “disarm you with a smile” from “Disarm.” On Wednesday, they followed suit by posting another image with the lyrics “today is the greatest day I’ve ever know” from “Today.” Accompanying the most recent post, the band’s Instagram caption read: “Back on the Road…NYC x CHI x LA.”

In a not-so-much-a-coincidence twist, the band’s album, Siamese Dream with contains  both “Disarm” and “Today,” will turn 25 in the summer.

Vans Warped Tour 2017 route and dates announced

A week after announcing that the Vans Warped Tour would hit the high seas in late 2017, the people behind the annual traveling music festival have returned with more news. On Tuesday (Dec. 13), the official tour dates and cities for the 2017 Vans Warped Tour were announced. After teasing on social media last week, post-Warped Rewind at Sea, the routing for 2017 has been confirmed.

The 2017 incarnation of the punk-rock summer camp will kick off on June 16 in Seattle. After almost two months on the road, the tour will make its way back to the west coast to wrap up on Aug. 6 in Los Angeles. Sadly, this year’s itinerary does not include a single Canadian stop.

According to reports, tickets will go on sale in March with the lineup announcement being made short after that. Currently, there is no further information on how the lineup will be unveiled. Past years, festival organizers made the announcement in weekly increments titled “Warped Wednesdays.” Last year, they shook things up by hosting a live webcast from Full Sail University in Orlando where the full list of performers were announced. During the live webcast, several bands also performed.

For now, check out the complete tour routing below.

06/16 – Seattle, Wash. – CenturyLink Field
06/17 – Salem, Ore. – Oregon State Fairgrounds
06/21 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Balloon Fiesta Park
06/22 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Fear Farm Festival Grounds
06/23 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
06/24 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Utah State Fair
06/25 – Denver, Colo. – Pepsi Center
06/27 – Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee State Fair
06/28 – Metairie, La. – Shrine On Airline
06/29 – Atlanta, Ga. – Lakewood Amphitheatre
06/30 – Orlando, Fla. – Tinker Field
07/01 – St. Petersburg, Fla. – Vinoy Waterfront Park
07/02 – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
07/04 – Wilmington, N.C. – Legion Stadium
07/06 – Charlotte, N.C. – PNC Music Pavilion
07/07 – Camden, N.J. – BB&T Pavilion
07/08 – Wantagh, N.Y. – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
07/09 – Hartford, Conn. – XFINITY Theatre
07/10 – Scranton, Pa. – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
07/11 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/12 – Mansfield, Mass. – XFINITY Center
07/13 – Darien Center, N.Y. – Darien Lakes Amphitheater
07/14 – Burgettstown, Pa. – KeyBank Pavilion
07/15 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/16 – Columbia, Md. – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – Blossom Music Center
07/19 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Riverbend Music Center
07/20 – Noblesville, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center
07/21 – Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Palace Of Auburn Hills
07/22 – Tinley Park, Ill. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/23 – Shakopee, Minn. – Canterbury Park
07/24 – Milwaukee, Wis. – Marcus Amphitheater
07/26 – Maryland Heights, Mo. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/27 – Bonner Springs, Kansas – Providence Amphitheater
07/28 – Dallas, Texas – Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/29 – San Antonio, Texas – AT&T Center
07/30 – Houston, Texas – NRG Park
08/01 – Las Cruces, N.M. – New Mexico State Intramural Field
08/04 – Mountain View, Calif. – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/05 – San Diego, Calif. – Qualcomm Stadium
08/06 – Pomona, Calif. – Pomona Fairplex


Foo Fighters Troll Everyone with ‘Official Announcement’

We’ve been trolled. The Foo Fighters are not breaking up. And to think, it’s not even April’s Fool Day yet. On Wednesday (March 2), after much speculation, buzz, and all around gossip, the Foo Fighters finally confirmed that they are not splitting up. When the New York Post’s Page Six posted an article earlier this week claiming that the band was indeed splitting up, everyone had something to say about it.

The band’s representative had told Entertainment Weekly the claims were “utterly ridiculous,” while the unidentified source told Page Six it was happening and that frontman Dave Grohl was going solo following his Oscars performance Instead of letting the speculations pan out, the band took to social media to announce that an “official announcement” about their relationship status would be made soon. As it turns out, all is good at camp Foo Fighters.

The “official announcement” was actually a 7-minutes clip that begins with several images of media publications that wrote about the band’s “inevitable break up.” Then, there is a brief clip of drummer Taylor Hawkins talking about the “disbandment” before the video changes to Grohl, sitting in a recording studio, discussing going solo. “Seeing as how the Academy Awards thing went so well, I got to thinking that maybe it’s time, ya know? Maybe it’s time for me to do my own thing,” he begins before discussing how he should go solo.

While Grohl is in his little world coming up with tracks for this fake album Phoney Baloney, the other members of the Foo Fighters are seen trying to revive the band. As the singer is creating his “solo music,” the rest of the group is brainstorming about who to recruit for the now-vacant spot. They throw out names like Diplo, Justin Bieber, Phil Collins (the original drummer), Gwen Stefani, and others. Check out what happen in the clip below.

While we feel embarrassed that we were one of the publications who was already planning the band’s eulogy, we’re definitely giving them props for trolling us. Serves us right for believing a gossip column.

Foo Fighters to Address Split Rumors

UPDATE: Well guys, it’s official, the Foo Fighters will be going on an indefinite hiatus. As it turns out, the writing was already on the wall thanks to a recently surfaced interview. During a chat with Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins back in January, Artisan News was able to get the word straight from the musician. The video of the interview can be seen below and finds the sticksman telling them that “we’re on ihateus right now, we’re on an indefinite ihateus.”

According to Hawkins, it’s “not because we don’t love each other, or don’t want to make music together … We did so much in the last five or six years — we as a band could go into the studio tomorrow and have just as much fun as we ever had, but I think the world needs a break from us for a little while.”

So there you have it.


ORIGINAL: Could the Foo Fighters be splitting up? Is Dave Grohl going solo? Is there some serious inter-band drama happening? Those are just a few questions that began to take over the internet on Tuesday (March 1) after the New York Post’s Page Six posted a story about the Foo Fighters splitting up.

According to a source who spoke with the gossip column, there is reportedly some major tension between frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins. The source told Page Six that the tension has gotten so bad that the band has decided to “take a break.” The reported source told Page Six that, “the band [are] billing it as a ‘break,’ but it’s totally Dave going solo, and Taylor is pissed about it.” The source also claims that Grohl’s performance at the Oscars this past weekend was the gateway to his solo career.

But as we all know with gossip sites and publications, you need to take their reporting with a grain of salt. A few hours after the story was released, a band representative reportedly spoke with Entertainment Weekly and dismissed the claim as “utterly ridiculous.” But statements from representatives aren’t always one-hundred percent honest. In the middle of these ongoing rumors, the band took to social media to post a simple message that read: “Official band announcement tomorrow night. Stay tuned.”

Could it be the end of the Foo Fighters or are they going to turn this negative gossip bit around and announce something huge like a tour or new record? At this point who knows. Currently, it looks like we are back at square one, though it does seem like the band are taking a little bit of a break. In a recent interview with Billboard, Hawkins told the music publication that there’s nothing on the books for them in 2016.

Could you blame them for taking a much-needed break? They did spend a lot of 2014 promoting their recently released album, Sonic Highways while 2015 found them tirelessly touring behind the album. Then, in November of 2015, they give us The Saint Cecilia EP out of the blue. Who knows what the outcome will be. All we can do is sit back and wait for that announcement to be made.

The Matches Advise Fans to “Standby”


Is there something brewing over at Camp The Matches? Well, after posting a cryptic clip on their social media accounts, it appears that there just might be.

The California band, who went on hiatus back in 2009, have been quiet since their one-night only show in 2014 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album, E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals. With this new video, talk of a reunion among fans has once again begun. The short clip, which comes in at 15 seconds, features an artist’s hands drawing out the word “Standby.” While the word is being drawn out, there’s audio in the background which keeps changing as if someone was turning the dials on an old school radio searching for some music. Watch the cryptic clip below.

While at the current moment there has been no confirmation (or denial) that there might be a reunion, or even a reissue of any of their material, it’s a good time to point out that the band’s sophomore album Decomposer will turn ten in 2016. The album which gave us tracks like “Papercut Skin,” “Little Maggots,” and “What Katie Said” will officially hit the decade mark next September. Until the band comes forward as to what we’re standing by for, we’ll be here, waiting for it.

The Matches last album before calling it a day was 2008’s A Band in Hope.

Guitar Hero to Make a Comeback in the Fall

Guitar Hero Live

It’s been five years since the last “Guitar Hero” video game was released, and now, Activision and FreeStyleGames have announced the guitar-centric video game will be making a come back.

In a major press event earlier today, the people behind the hit video game officially announced that a new version of the game will be headed our way this Fall but no official release date was given. Some speculate this will happen during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June.

The new game will be called “Guitar Hero Live” which is one of the things that will make it different from it predecessors. “Guitar Hero Live,” like the name says, will be a live interactive game and will feature a new version of the plastic guitar as the controller.

Unlike past guitars, it will have six plectrums as opposed to the five from the previous incarnations; Fender, Gretch, Yamaha, Zildjian, and Blackstar have all contributed to the design.

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Another difference comes when the player is actually playing the game. Before, there used to be a figure representing the player, making it a little difficult to concentrate on the keys you needed to hit. But now, the point of view will be first person, allowing the player to see the “overly eager” fans in the crowd, or their fellow bandmates.

The footage will range from small nightclubs, to huge stadiums, all taking place in London.

Another issue that seems to have been kind of resolved, is the problem of the revolving door that is the music industry. When the game was at its prime, rock bands were all the rage, but now hip hop and dance music seem to be prominent. To keep up with the trend, the game will feature something called “Guitar Hero TV” which will let the player flip through genre-specfic channels for the music that best fits them as well as allow the player to play against friends or people across the globe, 24 hours a day.

Then, there’s the best part about the game. The music.

As of now, acts like Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Pierce the Veil, Skrillex, The Black Keys, The Rolling Stones, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and several more have been confirmed.

In a cool twist, they had Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way on hand at the event to try out the new device.

Check out a video from the event below and the trailer for it.

All in all, a game we’re really excited for as music lovers, video game people and those weirdos who still have the “Guitar Hero II” game and guitar at home.

“Guitar Hero Live” will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS3, Nintendo Wii U, and “select mobile devices.”

Alexisonfire to Announce Something This Upcoming Monday

“What are they teasing?”

That’s probably the question on the mind of all Alexisonfire fans at the moment.

The band, who announced their break up back in 2011 and eventually did call it a day on the act in 2013 following a farewell tour, just pulled a major troll move making fans wonder what they have up their sleeves.

Earlier in the day, all Alexisonfire social media accounts posted a link to an Instagram account which was recently created for the band. The one and only picture posted on the account came with a caption that read #AOF2015.

Those looking at the picture of a skull in a heart didn’t have to look too far to know that something was coming. On the image itself was the date “03/09/15” also know as this upcoming Monday.


But it appears the Alexisonfire social media accounts weren’t the only ones to post the link to the Instagram account. Former frontman Dallas Green’s Facebook and Twitter for his other band, City and Colour also posted the link to the picture.

Though at the moment there’s been no indication as to what this “big reveal” might be, some are speculating a series of things. Some say a reunion. Others say a new album or maybe another boxset. All we know if that we will be sitting here, waiting for the Canadian band to give us a straight answer.

Originally, we were putting money on some kind of anniversary, but the dates are off to be the tenth or 15th anniversary of anything. (The band formed in 2001, their debut album was released in 2002, their sophomore album was released in 2004, and their third album was released in 2006.)

So we’re taking guesses. What do you think the big news for Monday is going to be?

The Killers Frontman Announces Sophomore Album Title, Release Date


The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has officially announced his sophomore solo album will be released this Spring.

Late Friday evening, Flowers released a teaser on his website of a hand (his, we assume) playing an invisible piano. The short video sparked talks that Flowers'”in the works” studio album would be released sometime soon.

Today, the singer confirmed the news on his website with a handwritten note to fans.

The new album will be titled The Desired Effect and is set to be released on May 18.

Last August, Flowers revealed that he would be heading into the studio with producer Ariel Rechtshaid who had previously worked with Vampire Weekend, HAIM, and Charli XCX.

He also told the interviewer that unlike 2010’s Flamingo, The Desired Effect would not be as influenced by his hometown of Las Vegas. Instead, with Rechtshaid producing the album, they decided to go in a different direction with this album.

Check out the teaser for the new album as well as Flowers’ handwritten letter.