The Devil Wears Prada announce drummer’s departure


Last March, the Devil Wears Prada said good-bye to guitarist Chris Rubey, and now, it looks like they’re going to be down another member. Over the weekend, the group took to Facebook to confirm the departure of longtime drummer, Daniel Williams. The band’s statement about the departure was simple, letting their followers know that Williams had left and that they were putting the finishing touches on their new album.

“With respect, we would like to let our fans know that Daniel is no longer in The Devil Wears Prada. We wish him nothing but the best with everything he does going forward. We’re putting the finishing touches on our new album and look forward to releasing new music very soon. Much love, TDWP,” the band’s statement read.

After the band wrote up their short piece, it appears that many of their fans wanted to know what happened, so they began to ask Williams questions. In an attempt to sedate all the fans, the sticksman, posted several responses to their questions. His Twitter responses can be seen below.

As of now, the band has not revealed whether or not they are in the middle of searching for a new drummer or if they already have one. Williams was with the band since their formation in 2005. But, it appears that an answer will soon be given because the group is set to perform at Chicago’s inaugural Chicago Open Air Festival on July 15.

Former AC/DC Drummer Sentence to Home Detention

AC/DC's Phil Rudd

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been sentenced by the Tauranga District Court (New Zealand) on Thursday, July 9, to eight months of home detention relating to charges of drug possession and threatening to kill.

Rudd, who had been arrested last November after hiring a hitman to murder two people, plead guilty to possession of cannabis and methamphetamine and one charge making a threat to kill. The drummer was originally charged with the drug offenses as well as attempting to “procure a murder.” The procuring a murder charge was dropped and replaced by “making a threat to kill.”

During the trial, Rudd and his lawyers claimed he would lose millions of dollars if he were convicted and not able to tour with AC/DC. Not having any of his excuses, the judge responded that there was no evidence of an offer to return to the band and added: “Queen replaced Freddie Mercury.”

Before going to court, Rudd had been optimist, telling reporters early in the trial that he would be returning to the drum kit for the band’s world tour and other upcoming engagements. Any optimism went out the window when the judge told him that if he violated any of the terms of his home detention, he would be put behind bars.

“I stone cold guarantee that’s where you’ll end up,” said Judge Thomas Ingram. “I’m not your headmaster, I’m not your father. I’m a judge.”

Back in November, the news of Rudd being arrested made headlines worldwide, with the band finding out at the same time as the public. Quickly, the rock icons took to social media to confirm that their world tour would go on, as planned, without Rudd, even though they had no comment about the arrest.

The band quickly asked former drummer Chris Slade to return to the band for their performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards earlier this year. That one performance has now led to Slade returning to the group for their current world tour which will touchdown in North American beginning on Aug. 22 at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

The Black Keys’ Drummer Calls Out Justin Bieber Again


It’s been a while since we heard anything from The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and his “obsession” with Justin Bieber. Considering all the trouble the pop star has gotten himself into since the initial “hatefest” began, it’s surprising that Carney hasn’t said anything.

While being interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine recently, his silence on the matter went out the window when he was asked by reporter Patrick Doyle to chim on on Bieber. “Justin Bieber, like a fucking irresponsible asshole, sicced 40 million Twitter followers on me because I paid him a compliment he didn’t understand.”

For those that don’t remember, it all started when Bieber got upset because he was snubbed for a Grammy. When asked by a TMZ photographer about his opinion on the matter, Carney simply replied with “Grammys are for music, not for the money. He should be happy.”

Of course not understanding humor, Bieber sicced his Belieb-hoard on the drummer by tweeting, “The Black Keys drummer should be slapped around haha.”

During his interview with Doyle, Carney was asked in what sense was his statement a compliment. Carney responded with: “I’m saying that he should be grateful he has a career in music. And he shouldn’t be fucking telling his followers to slap me, and then also be doing anti-bullying bullshit. It’s so irresponsible.”

But that’s not even where it end. He continues to throw more shade at the always-in-troubled one by calling him an even bigger hypocrite referencing to all the times he has gotten in trouble and the next day went online to pledge his love to his fans for believing in him, even when he was being the worst possible person to look up to.

“If you’re a 34-year-old fucking loser like me, and you go on Justin Bieber’s Twitter account like a total pervert every time that he gets in trouble, you should look at his tweets the next day. It’s always like, ‘I love you guys so much, always believe, never stop believing.’ He’s feeding them the Kool-Aid more and more,” he says. “He pours it on heavy, though. It’s so manipulative! And whoever taught him that that was OK, whoever’s watching him and is like ‘that manipulation is acceptable,’ should be really ashamed of themselves.”

Aaron Gillespie to Drum for Paramore on Tour


News that Aaron Gillespie, former drummer for Underoath and frontman of The Almost  would be taking over the drumming duties during Paramore’s upcoming tour has slightly been exaggerated by social media. Paramore just confirmed that the sticksman would only be filling in during selected dates of the tour while in Europe.

The band’s live drummer, Miles McPherson had gotten seriously injured in a golf cart accident where he lost control of a golf cart, which flipped on top of him and dragged him by the face for approximately 20 feet. It’s only safe to assume that due to McPherson’s injuries, Gillespie will be on the tour for a little while.

Rumors began earlier today when Paramore posted on their Instagram a picture of a red trunk with Underoath written on it as well as what looks like bright yellow electric tape with Paramore written in black sharpie. This only led to the talk that someone form Underoath would be joining and eventually  they confirmed it would be Gillespie.


For now, check out the tour dates for ALL of Paramore’s upcoming tour and let us know if you’ll be getting the chance to see Gillespie back behind the kit.


Sept 2 –  The O2 Point – Dublin, Ireland
Sept 4 – iTunes Festival – London, UK
Sept 5 – Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sept 7 – Le Zenith – Paris, France
Sept 8 – Komplex – Zürich, Switzerland
Sept 10 – Paladozza – Bologna, Italy
Sept 11 – Kesselhaus – München, Germany
Sept 13 – Columbiahalle – Berlin, Germany
Sept 14 – Pier 2 – Bremen, Germany
Sept 16 – Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Düsseldorf, Germany
Sept 18 – Hugenottenhalle – Neu-Isenburg, Germany
Sept 20 – MEN Arena – Manchester, UK @
Sept 21 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK @
Sept 23 – LG Arena – Birmingham UK @
Sept 24 – Capital FM Arena – Nottingham UK @
Sept 27 – Wembley Arena – London, UK @
Sept 28 – Wembley Arena – London, UK @
Oct 15 – Key Arena – Seattle, WA ^%
Oct 16 – PNE Forum – Vancouver, BC ^
Oct 18 – HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA ^%
Oct 19 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA ^%
Oct 22 – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA ^%
Oct 23 – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA ^%
Oct 26 – Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre – Dallas, TX ^%
Oct 27 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX ^%
Oct 29 – Independence Events Center – Kansas City, MO ^%
Oct 30 – Fabulous Fox Theater – St. Louis, MO ^%
Nov 1 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX ^%
Nov 2-3 – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – New Orleans, LA
Nov 4 – BB&T Center – Ft. Lauderdale, FL ^%
Nov 5 – UCF Convocation Center – Orlando, FL ^%
Nov 8 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ ^%
Nov 9 – Patriot Center – Fairfax, VA ^%
Nov 11 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA ^%
Nov 13 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY ^%
Nov 15 – DCU Center – Boston, MA ^%
Nov 17 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT ^%
Nov 18 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QU ^&
Nov 20 – Theatre at Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON ^&
Nov 21 – The Palace Of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI ^%
Nov 23 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN ^%
Nov 24 – UIC Pavilion – Chicago, IL ^%
Nov 26 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN ^%
Nov 27 – The Arena at Gwinnett Center – Atlanta, GA ^%
Jan 9 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia #
Jan 11 – Allphones Arena – Sydney, Australia #
Jan 12 – Myer Music Bowl – Melbourne, Australia #
Jan 14 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Adelaide, Australia #
Jan 16 – Perth Arena – Perth, Australia #

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‘Tonight Show’ Drummer Passes Away

Ed Shaughnessy

In another sad news of the week, longtime Tonight Show drummer, Ed Shaughnessy, has passed away at the age of 84.

The Los Angeles Time is reporting that the drummer passed away at his home in Calabasas, Calif. on Friday after suffering a heart attack.

While the musician is most well-known for drumming in the Tonight Show’s band, he had previously been part of Doc Severinsen’s band from 1963 to 1992. He also played drums for Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, and Oscar Peterson, according to his profile on the Percussive Arts Society’s hall of fame.

Shaughnessy joined the Tonight Show band back when it was still hosted by Johnny Carson after being in New York jazz bands as a teenager. After leaving the show, he still continued to play music.

A side note for those that don’t know, Shaughnessy was married to the late Ilene Woods who was the voice of Cinderella in the Walt Disney film.