Watch: Weezer cover Blink-182 at Riot Fest

Blink-182 may have had to cancel their headlining gig at Riot Fest this year, but leave it to Weezer to pay homage to the absent band. During Weezer’s Riot Fest set —originally Blink-182’s time slot— the former decided to cover arguably one of the latter’s biggest hits, “All the Small Things.” It’s not like Weezer are any strangers to covering hit songs. Earlier this summer, the “Buddy Holly” crooners took on Toto’s “Africa” and made it one of the biggest alternative songs of 2018, so why not honor their former tour mates by covering one of their songs.

Watch the full, fan shot video above.

Prior to hitting the Riot Fest main stage, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo did a solo show in San Francisco where he gave the August Hall audience an acoustic rendition of “All the Small Things.”

“Weezer always has Blink’s back,” Cuomo told the audience in attendance.

In 2009, they joined Blink-182 on the road for their reunion tour, confirming that the camaraderie is real. Watch Cuomo’s acoustic version of “All the Small Things” here.

Earlier this month, Riot Fest confirmed that Blink-182 had to cancel their appearance at the annual Chicago-based rock music festival due to Travis Barker’s health concerns. The band not only cancelled their appearance at the annual music festival, but were also forced to cancel all their September headlining gigs. After revealing that the trio would no longer perform, Riot Fest organizers were quick to enlist Taking Back Sunday, Run the Jewels, and Weezer to fill the vacancy.

Coheed and Cambria Help Fan Save Her Home


Coheed and Cambria have shown just how dedicated they are to their fans, especially those that are in serious need.

Over the weekend, TMZ had reported that the band had gone out of their way to help one of their biggest fans out of a sticky situation she was in. We know, we were in shock too when the gossip news site wrote about something good than some untalented celebutants.

Hardcore Coheed fan, Cyndi Crouch who is also the co-proprietor of the Coheed and Cambria site, Colbat and Calcium, had set up a GoFundMe campaign to help raise $3,500 to help her pay her mortgage and save her family’s home.

When the band had heard about her predicament, they stepped in and donated $3,000 of their own money to her campaign to help save her home.

Guitarist Travis Stever had told TMZ the band wanted to help Crouch out because “she’s a really awesome fan who is extra proactive and supports everything that we do.”

Now, those are the kind of music news related stories we like to hear about. We can only assume Crouch will forever be a Coheed super fan.

Miss May I Release Second Statement About Fan Who Died


This Saturday will mark one week since Miss May I fan, Alberto Scott passed away following the band’s show at the Beacon in New York. After attending ths concert, Scott reportedly collapse outside the venue, not making it.

A few days after the event, the band released a statement about his passing and just last night, they released another one, more lengthy one.

The full statememt can be read below, though the only part of the statement that could have been left out, in many people’s opinions and our own, is the part about Rise of the Lion‘s Billboard chart placement, even if they do dedicate it to Scott and fans like him who made it possible.

“Hey everyone, apologies for the radio silence these last couple of days. After what happened we’ve all taken some time to reflect but we had to speak up today to give our heartfelt thanks.

First and foremost, to those who’ve reached out to offer their sympathies or who’ve kept Alberto and his family in their thoughts and prayers. In particular to all those who donated to his family; after only a few days they have almost reached their fundraising goal. If you can spare any amount, no matter how small, it will be greatly appreciated. You can do so here .

We’re also looking into an auction. Something unique from the band will be listed online in the coming weeks; with the proceeds to go to Alberto’s family also. More news on that very soon.

Lastly, we just got the news today that Rise Of The Lion charted at number 21 in the Billboard Chart. We couldn’t be more appreciative for each and every one of you who made this happen for us. Every track on the new record was written with our fans in mind and, after the events this week, it’s been an extremely emotional few days. With that in mind, we’d like to dedicate this to the memory of Alberto.

Levi, Ryan, Justin, BJ & Jerod x”

Miss May I Fan Dies After Show


Miss May I might be finishing up their current small venue tour in support of their new album, Rise of the Lion, but sadly, this weekend something happened to one of their fans during the show. Alberto Scott, a 21-year-old fan of the metalcore band collapsed outside of The Studio at Webster Hall in New York this past Saturday.

Originally, it was reported that he had hit his head on the floor when he staged dived from the stage into the audience. Many venues, due to this consequence, have become aware of it and began to enforce a zero tolerance for stage diving (posted signs and security at the foot of the stage have been added to several venues).

The BrooklynVegan was the first to report about the incident, getting first hand accounts on what happened, with bystanders even claiming that he had not hit his head and collapsed like it had been assumed, but rather it all happened outside the venue.

Webster Hall did post on Facebook that “the patron in question did not die while stage diving. The patron collapsed while exiting the venue, as video footage and the police corroborate.”

At the moment, neither the venue or the band have released a full-length statement about the event. Last night, Miss May I did post a letter to fans, promising to release a full statement about Scott’s death, soon.

The band wrote: “Hey everyone, we are aware of the incident that occurred at Webster Hall last night and will be posting a statement shortly. However, we are awaiting further information regarding the situation before we are able to make a full statement.”

According to many of Scott’s friend who quickly went online to post their condolences and sentiments about his passing, revealed that he lived and breathed music and even had posted a picture of him with Miss May I vocalist, Levi Benton.

He is survived by his sister who lives in Florida.

Beyoncé Helps Make Terminally Ill Girl’s Dream Come True


You don’t need to be a fan of Beyoncé and her music to admit that she has a big heart in her when it comes to her fans.

Earlier this month, while on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, the singer helped make a terminally ill girl’s dream come true. Her dream was to perform with Beyoncé and thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, that just happened.

Taylon has a tumor in her brain which cannot be operated on and wanted to get the chance to perform with Queen Bee.”They found an inoperable tumor on her brain, and her dying wish was to dance with Beyoncé,” Ivy McGregor of Philanthropy Program Partnerships says in the video.

Her dream came true during Beyoncé’s stop in Las Vegas where Taylon was brought on stage to sing and dance alongside her idol for “Love on Top” as well as Destiny’s Child’s hit song “Survivor.” Video from the performance can be seen below which was uploaded to the singer’s YouTube page on Christmas Eve.

This isn’t the first time Beyoncé has done such a thing for a fan. A few weeks before the Las Vegas tour stop, she sang a heartwarming duet with a 13-year-old blind fan during a concert in Perth, Australia.

But that’s not where her charitable heart ended for the holidays. A few days ago, she showed up at a Walmart in Tweksbury, MA and gave out $50 gift card to shoppers at the store.

Now that’s definitely one way to show the holiday spirit and appreciation for the fans who helped put her at the top of the charts.

Beyoncé Caught By a Fan


We knew that Beyoncé has fans, but we didn’t expect for those “fans” to grab a hold of her hair and not let go. Before you stat thinking that it was a rabid fan, like a human, then you would be wrong; it was actually a fan, like ones that blow air!

During her show last night in Montreal as part of her Mrs. Carter Tour show, the wind-blowing device caught a lock of Queen Bey’s hair while she was in the middle of a song. Being the professional that she is, the singer continued on with “Halo” not once missing a beat even though her hair was in peril. 

All the while, security guards jumped to help her (and her hair) out of the sticky situation. Instead of shrugging it off and pretending that the incident did not take place, she found it quite comical and went on to post actual video footage, that was taken by someone in the audience pit, and posted up on her Instagram for all to watch (and laugh we take it).

But just when you though that was all that she would post on the unfortunate matter, the singer also posted up a cue sheet with a reworked version of lyrics to “Halo.”  Lyrics include, “Gravity can’t begiiiiiin to pull me out of the fan again” and “I felt my hair was YANKIIIIIIIN.”

You can watch the video of Beyoncé here and the lyrics down below.