“Steal My Girl”…Steal My Song?

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Well, it seems like a little feud is on the horizon for One Direction from one of our most covered bands: New Found Glory.

Yesterday, the boy band released their new song “Steal My Girl” and in no time at all, it seemed that some fans of NFG who actually heard the song, realized that there was a piano riff ehich sounded oddly familiar. Turns out, the oddly familiar riff is one that can be found on NFG’s song “It’s Not Your Fault” from the band’s 2006 album, Coming Home.

Guitarist Chad Gilbert took to Twitter to jokingly call out One Direction and ask for his “cut” of their profits.

Of course, Directioners being a vicious breed of fans, took aim at Gilbert on Twitter. Gilbert didn’t let that slide and made another dig at the fan base by telling them “second period is starting”, taking aim at the fact that a vast majority are still in middle school maybe the beginning high school. (Please try not to sing the last part of the first Tweet to the tune of “It’s Not Your Fault.)

But if that wasn’t enough Gilbert’s girlfriend and Paramore frontwoman, Hayley Williams also spoke out about the similarities between both songs.

Williams quickly cleared up her side of the story by saying that it wasn’t so much the boy band’s fault as it was the people who co-wrote the song’s fault.

This shouldn’t shock anyone because One Direction have been known to “borrow” things from other artists and pass it off as their own.

But then again, should Gilbert be complaining and fighting a bunch of pre-teens over this because like it has been pointed out online, both songs ripped off Journey’s 1983 hit “Faithfully.”

New Found Glory Tell “Stories of a Different Kind”

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While a former New Found Glory member is currently in the middle of his legal issues, like we had reported earlier, the band are still marching forward.

After teasing fans on Twitter, Hopeless Records finally released another new track from their upcoming album, Resurrection.

The song is titled “Stories of a Different Kind” and is the third song to be released from the Florida-based band’s ninth studio album after lead single “Selfless” and “Ready and Willing.”

When asked about the inspiration behind the song, lead guitarist Chad Gilbert said, “‘Stories’ is a song that tells a band lesson. Success, the way most people see it, money, fame, being in the public eye, comes and goes with time and we all end up in the same place. Still in the real world with a bunch of memories. So spend more time enjoying the fun part of your career and make good memories instead of trying to stay on top”

“We’ve been doing this since ’97. Seeing bands come and go, and attitudes change, and people from all sorts of areas of life…it’s just kind of one of those things we’re always talking about and thinking about,” chimed in frontman Jordan Pundik.

Listen to “Stories of a Different Kind” here.

Resurrection is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Hopeless Records, just in time for when NFG hit the road for this year’s Glamour Kills Tour. Tour dates for that and their in-store show can be seen below.

IN-STORE PERFORMANCES:

Oct. 3rd @ 5:30 PM M-Theory Music (2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014)

Oct. 4th @ 6:30 PM Fingerprints Music – 420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA

Oct. 5th @ 5:00 PM Zia Records – 3201 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ

Oct. 10th @ 6:30 PM Park Ave CD’s – 2916 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL

Oct. 11th @ 5:30 PM F.Y.E. Sawgrass Mill Mall – 12801 W Sunrise Blvd Ste 743, Sunrise, FL

Oct. 12th @ 5:00 PM Criminal Records Atlanta – 1154 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

Oct. 14th @ 5:00 PM The Sound Garden – 1616 Thames St, Baltimore, MD

Oct. 15th @ 5:00 PM FYE – 100 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

Oct. 18th @ 5:30 PM Vintage Vinyl Records – 51 Lafayette Rd, Fords, NJ

Oct. 19th @ 1:00 PM Looney Tunes CDs – 31 Brookvale Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704

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New Found Glory Answer Fans’ Concerns, Announce Upcoming Tour

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New Found Glory are in the middle of the Parahoy! Cruise sans Steve Klein whom they fired last month. One of the main questions among fans of the long-running band is whether they will stay as a four-piece or eventually bring in someone to cover Klein’s vacancy.

Last week, before the band boarded the ship in Miami, the band played a not-so-secret show at The Talent Farm in where they performed as a four-piece.

“There was never any thought, nor will there be any thought or consideration to ever have a fifth member. It’s always going to be the four of us,” lead guitarist Chad Gilbert confirmed in an interview with Billboard.

But while the band will officially remain a four-piece in all aspects, it also begs to wonder if the band will remain like that during live shows. Many groups usually have the standard band as well as a live guitarist for concert gigs.

“As far as live, we’re figuring it out, but we like it better than having an extra person. It’s definitely easier to worry about us four than trying to find someone.” He adds, “A lot of our songs aren’t lacking a second part. We’re not playing intricate, shredding things where we need more. There’s not much of a loss sonically. I think a cool thing, too, is when we’re writing for our new album, we’ll be writing as a four-piece.”

While the mystery of the missing member has been solved, Gilbert was also asked about the band putting out a new album which he confirmed is currently a work in progress even though Klein did have some input in writing tracks from the previous records.

“There’s little riffs here and there. We have the cruise. We have a few festivals overseas. When we go home we’re going to go into full writing mode. There’s a few ideas scattered. Me, Jordan and (drummer) Cyrus (Bolooki) all live in Southern California so we’re going to be meeting up.

We already announced the tour in the UK — Pop Punk’s Not Dead UK — we’re going to be announcing a fall tour pretty soon in the States. And people can expect to have a new album before that tour.”

And to think, it’s only March.

Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) Collapses on Stage

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In what can be the coolest rock story to tell you kids in the future, New Found Glory guitarist  Chad Gilbert reportedly collapsed on stage last night after he was electrocuted.

Last night, New Found Glory were performing at Anaheim club, Chain Reaction when according to accounts from the show Gilbert got an electric shock from a microphone. According to a photographer from Purevolume, Gilbert was taken backstage and checked out while the band continued to perform without him.

The crowd was eventually told that Gilbert was fine, but that he would not be returning to the stage for the rest of the evening.

Gilbert finally responded to fans about the what happened on Twitter, thanking them for the love and support.

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After posting the quick Twitter update, Gilbert went on to release a statement about what happened at Chain Reaction yesterday that caused him to get electrically shocked.

“While recording the NFG live album at the chain reaction last night I was shocked by the microphone. In between songs I grabbed the mic to speak and when I did it felt like I couldn’t let go. I was being shocked and it froze me in place and when I was able to release my hands off of the mic I collapsed. When I came to I had friends standing over me and it felt like I was asleep in one of those Sci Fi movies when they wake up after traveling for 3 years to fight an alien. My friends escorted me off the stage. I told the band to finish the set for the sake of the audio recording. At that point I still was in a daze. The ambulance came and picked me up and drove me to the nearest Emergency Room. After getting numerous tests off and on for about 12 hours from the friendly people at UC Irvine I was released. They checked my heart for most of that time to make sure the electrical current didn’t make my heart beat irregularly. Everything came back positive.
I am gonna play the show tonight but this time with a wireless to settle my paranoia of this happening again because man it hurt and sucked.

Thanks to all my friends and fans around the globe for the sweet messages!”

New Found Glory is slated to take the stage again tonight at Chain Reaction for day two of the recording session.