Mineral’s Van Broken into in St. Louis

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It’s like every single day, new reports of hardworking bands trying to make a living and bring some tunes to fans getting their stuff stolen has become the norm.

Mineral have become the latest band to suffer from this disgusting theft. The band,w ho had been on hiatus or whatever you want to call it for the past 17 years decided to regroup earlier this yea and go out on tour. Of course, the world is not the same like it was 17 years ago.

According to the band’s Facebook page, their van was broken into in st. Louis. Things taken from their van included their personal electronic, their cash box, merchandise, and much more.

The wost part of it all? The band ha paid in order to park in the well-lit lot where the theft took place in order to treat singer-guitarist, Chris Simpson to some birthday bowling.

The band’s full statement can be read below.

“ALERT: After our show this evening in St Louis at the Firebird we went to celebrate Chris’ birthday by going bowling at Flamingo Bowl. Shortly after 1am our van was broken into and all of our belongings were stolen.

Thousands and thousands of dollars in personal electronics, a cash box with several shows worth of merch sales, clothing, invaluable intellectual property, and many many other items. Our rear cargo hold with most of the gear was thankfully left safe. The van was locked, we specifically paid to park in a well lit lot with an attendant.When we came out 30 min later, attendant was gone, locks popped off, and belongings gone.

Please if anyone in the area has any information email us at mineral@officialmineral.com. There have been many burglaries targeting band vehicles and clubs in the St Louis area, please repost/share and help spread the word so other traveling bands are more aware and alert of their surroundings and decision making.”

And then music fans wonder why artists never come to their towns.

Foo Fighters Confirm Eighth Album

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After many rumors and lots of coy comments from band members, The Foo Fighters have finally confirmed that the band are in fact recording a new album.

Since last year, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins had been dropping little hints in interviews that they had been working on new material. In an interview, Hawkins had said that Grohl was in the process of writing some new material while he was out on tour with his side project.

Late last night, the band posted a picture of the master tapes on shelf with labels that read, “Foo Fighters ‘LP 8.'” The caption that accompanied the picture was probably the icing on every Foo Fighter fans’ cake which simply read, “It’s Fucking ON!”

How else would one of the biggest rock bands of now announce their upcoming new album?

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We can all rest assure that the new album will be coming out sometime in 2014, but there’s a slight chance that it might be sooner than most of us think. The band have been hinting at it for almost a year and even Grohl has said before that they had been working on it in secret.

Who knows, maybe they’ll be able to one-up Beyoncé’s secret album release.

Simon Cowell Launches Online Talent Contest

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Sometimes you have to wonder if Simon Cowell ever sleeps or if he’s just a vampire. With American Idol and The X Factor under his belt (just here in the US, we aren’t counting all the other things he has going on in the UK) you have to wonder how he comes up with all these talent shows to help launch people into stardom.

Now, two years or so after the launch of the American version of The X Factor, Cowell is back with an online talent contest. Cowell’s company, Syco Entertainment and Youtube have announced that they will be launching Your Generation, a global talent contest where they are seeking people with “original and unconventional talent” from singers and artists to chefs and magicians.

The contest is slated to start next month and will run for a year; every two weeks auditions from different categories will take place. Potential contestants can enter their videos at the contest’s official Youtube page which will then be seen by a panel of judges.

While the prizes have yet to be confirmed, this talent contest will be available in 15 different languages as well as 26 countries around the world. So start working on those talents guys; who knows, you might be the next big thing.