The 1975 drummer breaks shoulder


The 1975 may have recently kicked off their headlining North American tour, but now it looks like some misfortune has befallen on them. On Wednesday (May 4), the band announced that drummer George Daniel had broken his shoulder after slipping off their tour bus. While Daniel did injury himself severely, frontman Matty Healy and the group’s manager Jamie Oborne have confirmed that they will not miss any of their upcoming tour dates. Instead of the canceling any or all upcoming dates, they advised fans that the band will have a fill-in take over the vacancy until the sticksman is able to return to his kit.

“BAD NEWS: George has broken his shoulder BAD NEWS: He can’t play shows for a bit GOOD NEWS: We’re not gonna cancel shows,” wrote Healy on Twitter. “Our friend will play drums but you prob won’t be able to see him like a ghost in the back I will do DOUBLE dancing then George will be back.”

Currently, The 1975 are in the middle of a massive spring tour with Wolf Alice and Japanese House. Tonight, the United Kingdom band will perform at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK sans Daniel. The tour is in support of the group’s recently released sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


May 4 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
May 5 — Austin, TX  @ Austin360 Amphitheater
May 7 — Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 8 — New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
May 10 — St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 11 — Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
May 17 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
May 18 — Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
May 20 — Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach
May 21 — Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
May 22 — Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
May 24 — Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
May 25 — St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Black Veil Brides Cancel Upcoming Show

Black Veil Brides have had to do something that no band likes to do; they’ve had to cancel an upcoming tour stop. The band made the announcement on Monday (Oct. 19) in which they reveal the reason behind the cancellation. Turns out, it’s a little more serious than anyone could have anticipated. The cancellation of the Ventura (Oct. 22) stop of their tour is to allow drummer C.C. Coma (real name Christian Mora) time to let his injured hand get some much-needed rest.

According to the band’s post on Facebook, Coma has been playing shows with a torn ligament in his hand and with the group’s non-stop 2015 touring schedule, the hand has not had time to properly heal or at least get some time off. The band also writes that a doctor had advised them to give Coma a couple of days off, so it can kind of heal. If things go as planned, they will be able to resume the tour for the Santa Ana and Sacramento shows.

Read the band’s complete statement below.

“We are sorry to announce that due to an unforeseen injury we will not be able to perform in Ventura. Our drummer, CC, has been fighting through a torn ligament in his hand which has been made worse by the current tour and travel schedule. We will be returning to Los Angeles for him to see a specialist to heal his hand to the best of his abilities. It has been suggested by the doctor that we give him a few days off before he returns to the stage in Santa Ana. We intend on playing both the Orange County and Sacramento shows to finish off the run, if his injury permits. Again we apologize for the inconvenience and will make up the show at a later date, however at this point we just cannot take the risk of him exasperating an injury that could render him unable to play in the future. Please send your positive thoughts and good vibes his way as he deals with this pain.

– Black Veil Brides”

Like the post states, Black Veil Brides have spent the majority of 2015 on the road in support of their self-titled fourth album which came out in 2014. Here’s to a speedy recovery, C.C.

Of Mice & Men Frontman Electrocuted

Poor Austin Carlile just can’t catch a break.

The unfortunate Of Mice & Men frontman spent the summer in and out of hospitals due to his Marfan syndrome acting up and a broken rib that he obtained during the band’s most recent tour. Now, Carlile can add electrocution to the long list of reasons that he has called a hospital home.

Over the weekend, it appears that Of Mice & Men, or at least Carlile, had been rehearsing after the band’s several month hiatus. During the rehearsal, Carlile’s microphone malfunctioned, resulting in the singer receiving an electric shock. He went onto Twitter the day after he had been released from the hospital to update fans on what had happened.

In a pair of tweets, Carlile revealed that he had been hospitalized for 24 hours as a precaution. He also wrote that he received burns on his fingers from the mic shock and feels like he had been “run over by a truck.”

Not a good feeling for someone who had spent over a month recovering from multiple surgeries. Read the pair of tweets below.

Back in August, Of Mice & Men announced they had cancelled the remainder of their 2015 tour dates, including Ozzfest Japan in November, so that Carlile could “recover so that we may come back in 2016 stronger than ever.”

Wishing Austin a speedy recovery. Again.

Watch the Foo Fighters Hit the Stage for Fourth of July

Injury be damned, at least that was the message Dave Grohl was sending out on the first stop of the Foo Fighters’ North American tour which kicked off on Saturday (July 4) in Washington D.C. in celebration of not only the nation, but also the 20th anniversary of the band’s self-titled, debut record.

Up until last week, the status of the tour was still unknown since Grohl’s infamous fall in Sweden. Fans were beginning to speculate that a cancellation was set to happen, but lo and behold, being the true rock stars that they are, the band decided to go forward with the three-month long tour which will wrap up in early October.

Thanks to several YouTube users, videos from the kick-off show/Fourth of July blow out was uploaded online. Not only do we see the group perform some of their biggest songs, we were also given a look at the new stage set up for the band which includes a rock and roll version of the Game of Thrones Iron Throne for Grohl to sit on during the shows.

Kind of bad-ass.

Instead of playing off the severe injury, Grohl decided to address it directly before beginning on “Big Me.” In his speech to the audience, he explained how it all happened on a “beautiful night like tonight in a stadium full of people” and how he “fell off the fucking stage.” He even played the footage of the fall on the big screen behind the band as he continued to ask the crowd if they saw the video on YouTube.

It’s nice to know that he’s got such a good sense of humor about it because he even replayed it again.

Check out the videos from the show below, but try to ignore the annoying ass commentary on the videos.

Foo Fighters July 4 Washington D.C. RFK Stadium Set List

1. “Everlong”
2. “Monkey Wrench”
3. “Learn to Fly”
4. “Something From Nothing”
5. “The Pretender”
6. “Cold Day in the Sun”
7. “Congregation”
8. “Walk”
9. “Big Me”
10. “My Hero” (acoustic)
11. “Times Like These” (acoustic)
12. “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie cover)
13. “All My Life”
14. “These Days’
15. “Outside”
16. “Breakout”
17. “For All the Cows”
18. “Alone + Easy Target”
19. “This Is a Call”
20. “Generator”
21. “Best of You”

Foo Fighters Cancel Remaining European Tour Dates


Looks like Dave Grohl’s “little fall” during the Foo Fighters’ show in Sweden last Friday is going to have a major effect on the band’s touring schedule.

In a post on the Foo Fighters website, Grohl wrote a letter to fans catching them up on what has happened since the infamous and widely seen fall as well as some behind the scenes tid-bits that the audience was not privy to.

As it turns out, the fall ended up being more serious than anyone could have anticipated. Thanks to the fall, Grohl dislocated his ankle and ended up snapping a fibula “like an old pair of take out chopsticks.” The injury was so severe, Grohl was flown to London to have surgery on Monday (June 17).

After the surgery, Grohl was advised by doctors that he would need to lay off of touring for a while meaning that as of right now, all European tour dates have been cancelled including their Friday night headlining spot at Glastonbury.

“My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long-term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folk,” Grohl writes in the lengthy post that can completely be read here.

While all the European tour dates have been cancelled, there has yet to be any indication on whether the band’s upcoming United States tour dates will also be affected by the recovery process. The Foo Fighters were/are scheduled to begin touring the United States this summer on the Fourth of July at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium with the tour wrapping up on Oct. 7 at the FedExForum in Memphis.

Dave Grohl Breaks Leg During Concert, Finishes Show


We know that there are people out there who like to say that the Foo Fighters are one of the most overrated bands around, but when your frontman falls off the stage, breaks his leg, and manages to come back to finish the show, that screams rock and roll.

During the band’s show Friday night (June 12) in Gothenburg, Sweden, frontman Dave Grohl had the misfortune of falling off the stage into the pit a song and a half into their set. Grohl got back onto the microphone and informed the audience that he had broken his leg.

“I think I just broke my leg again. I think I really broke my leg. So look, you have my promise, right now, that the Foo Fighters, we’re gonna come back and finish the show. But right now…I’m gonna go to the hospital, I’mma fix my leg, but then I’mma come back, and we’re gonna play for you again. I’m so sorry.”

While Grohl was being attended, the rest of the Foo Fighters decided to keep the show going with drummer Taylor Hawkins taking over vocal duties as they played covers of songs. For those familiar with Hawkins’ side project, Chevy Metal (a covers band), it’s not that much of surprise that they decided to go in that direction in the meantime.

According to some Reddit users, it appears that Grohl was eventually rolled back out in a wheelchair (15 minutes later, according to them) to continue the show. While sitting in the chair, he reportedly told the audience, “I may not be able to walk or run but I can still play guitar and scream.”

See, rock and roll legend.

Watch some footage from the show which really doesn’t show Grohl falling from the stage, but it does have his proclamation that he will return to the stage once he had been fixed up.

Tonight Alive Cancel Two Upcoming Shows


Fans of Australian band Tonight Alive were given some bad news yesterday afternoon; the band cancelled two of their upcoming, headlining gigs. The shows were set to take place in Boise, ID and Jacksonville FL.

The announcement came after drummer Matt Best had been diagnosed with Tendinosis following Soundwave 2015 which would require surgery.

Despite the two cancellations, the band will continue their trek across the country as a supporting acts for All Time Low’s current “Future Hearts Tour” which began last week.

As Best wrote in a message to fans on Facebook, the All Time Low gig is only 30 minutes long, but even that seems to be too much for the drummer who admits that he gets through the set because of “painkillers and 24/7 care.”

Read the full post below which also confirms that the band had returned to the recording studio to record their new album.

“Hey guys,

I’m really sorry to say that we have to cancel the upcoming Boise, ID and Jacksonville, FL headline shows.

I was recently diagnosed with tendinosis and tears within the TFCC (ligaments and cartilage) of my wrist during Soundwave 2015.

Although it’s been very painful to play, I’ve been getting through the album recording and All Time Low shows with a lot of painkillers and 24/7 care but it’s been getting harder and I’m having more trouble than I thought.Right now we’ve realized that there is just no way I would be able to play a full headline show. The All Time Low support shows are 30 minutes long and I’m only just about getting through them.

I’m in need of surgery as soon as I get back to Australia, so I’ll be fit and ready to go on the next tour providing the rehab goes well. We really hate to cancel any shows and we promise to come back to Boise and Jacksonville just as soon as we can. I’m sorry for any inconveniences that may occur from this.

Thank you for all your support and understanding,


Florence Welch Breaks Foot at Coachella

How do you know that you’ve put on a hell of show for a sea of loyal fans? When two days later you find out you have a broken foot and that’s exactly what happened to Florence and the Machine’s frontwoman, Florence Welch.

Yesterday afternoon, the songstress took to the internet to reveal to fans that she had sustained a broken foot during the closing night of the first weekend of Coachella. During the band’s performance, Welch had jumped off the stage and apparently things didn’t go as planned which resulted in her busted foot.

But for those wondering how the injury will affect her upcoming tour schedule, including another round at Coachella, she reassured that she’ll still be performing, though a little restraint.

“Unfortunately while this heals, my performances will have to be somewhat stripped back. I’m so sorry, I’m pretty devastated, but I still want to do the shows. I understand this is not what you were expecting, but I hope it’s just as enjoyable.I’m going to try and make it super special for you.”

On the upside, she said she’s hoping to be back on her feet (pun intended) by the time the band is scheduled to play Glastonbury at the end of June.

For now, check out the band’s tour schedule which picks up tonight at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.


04/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel
04/19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
06/05 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/09 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/10 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/19-21 – Scheeßel and Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Hurricane and Southside Festivals
06/24-28 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
06/25-28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
06/27-07/04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/05 – Lyon, FR @ Théâtre romain de Fourvière
07/16-19 – Benicàssim, ES @ Primavera Sound
07/18 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
07/31-08/01 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/03 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/10-17 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/11-15 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/13-15 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Way Out West
08/14-16 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
09/04-06 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic

Death Cab for Cutie Frontman Suffers Running Mishap


How about this for a major OUCH?

Over the weekend, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard broke his wrist while participating in a 50K. If you’re wondering just how the singer managed to break his wrist while running, it seems to have been a misfortune event.

Gibbard, who had become known for being a runner, posted a photo of himself with a sad face and a cast around his wrist. In the caption that accompanies the photo on the social media site, he explains how around mile marker 20 of the course, he slid on a super slick bridge and went down resulting in a broken wrist.

But all is not lost. In the post he remains optimistic when he says that it will heal and he will be back as soon as it does.

Check out his post below.

Considering that it is a serious injury, there has been no word on whether this will affect the band’s touring schedule. As of now, it appears their upcoming tour will still begin on April 10 in Arizona, but we’re sure Gibbard and the rest of the band will keep the fans updated in the event that his injury gets in the way of touring.

Those upcoming 2015 tour dates can be seen here.

Kintsugi, the band’s upcoming new album, will be released on March 31 through Atlantic Records.

Bono May Not Be Able to Play Guitar Following November Accident


When news broke that Bono has been in a solo bicycle accident back in November, many thought that it was nothing but a scrapped knee that was being made into a bigger deal than it should have.

Turned out, the injury for the U2 frontman was a lot more serious than the run-of-the-mill bike boo-boo which would result in the 54-year-old undergoing surgery.

It’s been a while since the surgery, and now in a retrospection of 2014, Bono has revealed that the injuries he sustained may result in him never being able to play the guitar again.

“Recovery has been more difficult than I thought,” wrote Bono. “As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again.”

Though he writes that “it is not clear,” chances that his should injury may not allow a guitar to be strapped to it for long periods of time is looking bleak.

The day of the bicycle accident, the singer had been on a “high power energy” ride in Central Park. He ended up with a fractured left eye socket, a fractures shoulder-blade, a fractured elbow and a fractured hand.

“I blanked out on impact and have no memory of how I ended up in New York Presbyterian with my humerus bone sticking through my leather jacket. Very punk rock as injuries go.”

As the post warns, it’s a long read (and if you make it to the end, you might be on the same medication as Bono), but it does a thorough recap of the year from Bono’s perspective.

In it, he talks about everything from missing out on his week-long residency with U2 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to the disaster that was the release of Songs of Innocence to each band and family member and what they mean to him.

One thing that will now be question is how prepared Bono is going to be for U2’s massive “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE” world tour slated to begin in mid-May. Many of the show have been sold out since tickets were announced which resulted in more dates being added.

Is Bono going to be in good health when May comes around? Will a fifth member be added to the band to play guitar on the songs Bono plays guitar on?

Those are just two of the questions, at present time, that we have.

But, it appear Bono is taking it all with a little bit of humor. In the post, he joked about not being able to play the guitar any longer.”The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this.”

Respect for having a sense of humor.