Blink-182 confirms the release date for their ‘California’ follow-up

Mark it down, guys. Blink-182’s new album is heading our way this fall. On Friday (July 19), the California-founded band appeared on “Good Morning America” to perform their current radio single “Blame it on My Youth.”

Following the live performance, frontman Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker participated in a short interview where the host revealed the duo had some big news concerning new music.

Turns out, the big announcement was the official release date for the group’s long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s California.

“New music right now. September 20th is the release date of the album,” Hoppus said to an excited audience. Watch the clip here.

Blink-182 is currently on the road with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep on their co-headlining summer tour. Tonight, the band does not have a show, but the tour will continue tomorrow (July 20) at the Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheatre in Virginia Beach. The full list of upcoming tour stops can be found here.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of their third studio effort, blink-182 previously announced that they will perform Enema of the State, in full, during the current excursion.

Last week, the tour made headlines after tour mate Lil Wayne told an unsuspecting audience in Bristow, Virginia that he may be exiting the assignment well before the trek’s last day.

“I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to do this tour but make some noise for blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though, let’s go.”

Hours after the fan-shot video went viral, the rapper responded on Twitter saying that everything was okay and that he had no plans on leaving the tour.

“Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.

He continues: “I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”

Godsmack, Fiver Finger Death Punch, Taking Back Sunday lead INKCARCERATION 2019 lineup

Godsmack, Taking Back Sunday, Five Finger Death Punch, and Shinedown are just some of the acts who will head to Ohio this summer for the second annual INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival. On Tuesday (Jan. 15), festival organizers unveiled the rock-centric roster for this year’s event.

Joining the aforementioned acts on the bill are +LIVE+, Seether, Skillet, I Prevail, Starset, Motionless in White, Red Sun Rising, Fozzy, Buckcherry, POD, Andrew W.K., the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and more. In total, over 30 bands will take over one of two stages throughout the weekend-long festivities.

In addition to the rocking lineup, the music festival will also include over 70 booths of local and regional tattoo artists. The list of tattoo artists who will be attending this year’s event can be found here. For those who are interested in getting a tattoo during the three-day event, all you need to do is select the artist you would like to work with and schedule an appointment. Simple as that.

If music and tattoos weren’t enough to get you excited, organizers also revealed that attendees can experience Escape From Blood Prison, the annual Halloween haunted house attraction hosted at the Ohio State Reformatory during the months of September, October, and November. This year, the attraction will give attendees the opportunity to experience the frights and sights in early July.

“It’s an honor to be able to open the doors of Blood Prison a couple of months early and give the guests of INKCARCERATION a few scares in July! The warden, his family and the Blood Prison inmates are all excited to meet the fans at INKCARCERATION,” says Vic Amesquita, manager of Blood Prison.

But music, tattoos, and haunted houses are not the only chilling attractions INKCARCERATION will offer this year. Organizers also revealed that attendees can take part in self-guided tours of the historic Ohio State Reformatory, home of the “Shawshank Prison,” during the music festival. According to the festival’s website, the complete, immersive tour should take roughly an hour and a half, so it may be wise to plan accordingly.

“Building off such a strong inaugural year, we are so stoked to give our fans even more in year two,” begins a press statement from the music festival’s promoters.

“With Billboard chart-topping bands such as Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch leading the way, tattoo artists from around the globe, and the historic backdrop of the haunted Shawshank Prison, INKCARCERATION 2019 will be the don’t miss rock event of the summer in the Midwest!”

INKCARCERATION 2019 will take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio during the weekend of July 12-14. Tickets for the music festival are currently available here.


Watch: Florence and the Machine play new song live

Are Florence and the Machine working on some new music? Fans may not know for sure, but it does look like the group may have a new song floating around. Over the weekend, the Welsh band took the stage at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia where they debuted a brand new song live in front of an unsuspecting audience.

According to a report from NME, halfway through the set, the band launched into a song they had never played before. Some fans, being the best detectives out there, managed to find out via a setlist that the new song’s title is “Moderation.” Considering that frontwoman Florence Welch sings the word moderation several times throughout the three-minute jam, it makes a lot of sense.

Check out the blurry, fan shot video above.

“Moderation” is the first new song from Florence and the Machine since the release of their fourth studio album, High As Hope. The record was released in June of 2018 through Republic Records. The album received mostly positive reviews and peaked at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Currently, the band is in the middle of their Australian / New Zealand tour which will wrap up at the end of January.

Last week, they were confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s Governors Ball. The act will headline Saturday, June 1, alongside Major Lazer and the 1975. Governors Ball 2019 will return to its longtime home of Randall’s Islands Park during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. Tickets for the festival are currently available on its website.

Watch: Lana Del Rey debuts two new songs at the Ally Coalition’s benefit concert

Lana Del Rey’s new album may not see the light of day until 2019, but fans have been given another taste of the forthcoming release. On Wednesday (Dec. 5), the New York-born singer took the stage at New York’s Town Hall for the Ally Coalition’s Talent Show benefit concert. During her performance, the musician played a total of four songs; two of which made their live debut at the event.

The set included previously released tracks “How to Disappear” and “Venice Bitch” and was rounded out by new tracks “Hey Blue Baby” and “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy.” As per Del Rey’s own admission, the two new songs are “country songs,” a departure from her usual dream-induced indie style.

“Me and Jack wrote a couple of country songs just for fun, so we thought we’d play them,” Del Rey told guests. Accompanying Del Rey on stage was the new album’s producer and Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff, who was also the event’s co-organizer.

Watch Del Rey and Antonoff treat fans to “Hey Blue Baby” above while “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy” can be seen below.

“Venice Bitch,” “How to Disappear,” “Hey Blue Baby,” and “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy” will join lead single “Mariners Apartment Complex” on Del Rey’s upcoming new album. Titled Norman Fucking Rockwell, the musician’s sixth studio album will reportedly see a release time frame of 2019, though not specific date has been given.

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to Del Rey’s 2017 release, Lust for Life.

Joining Del Rey on the list of performers at the event were Hayley Kiyoko, Bleachers, Regina Spektor, fun.’s Andrew Dost, Rostam, and Jacqueline Novak.

The benefit concert was to raise funds for the not-for-profit organization the Ally Coalition, which aims to “end discrimination against LGBTQ people by highlighting systemic inequality and LGBTQ-serving organizations and creating opportunities for fans and entertainers to advocate for equality.”

Watch Imagine Dragons’ ‘The Origins Experience’ event

Back in October, Imagine Dragons announced a massive event set to take place in their hometown just in time for their new album’s release. At the time of the reveal, there was no information given as to what fans should expect. On Wednesday (Nov. 7), the Las Vegas-founded act took over the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas for their massive Origins Experience show.

As speculated by many, the two-hour event featured the band performing several tracks from Origins including “Natural,” “Zero,” “Machine,” and their recently released single, “Bad Lair.” In addition to their new song, the band also incorporated other tunes from their discography like “It’s Time,” “Shots,” “Thunder,” “Believer,” “Radioactive,” and more.

Watch the complete concert above.

Imagine Dragons’ new studio album, Origins, is due out this Friday, Nov. 9. Pre-orders for the record are still available here. According to the band, the forthcoming release is the companion album to 2017’s Evolve.

Imagine Dragons will return to the Cosmopolitan’s stage at the end of December. Back in September, the band was confirmed as one of two acts set to headline the iconic venue’s New Year’s Eve festivities. Tickets are now available for purchase online at the Cosmopolitan’s website or through Ticketmaster.

Paramore announce removal of ‘Misery Business’ from future set lists

If by any chance “Misery Business” is one of your favorite songs from Paramore’s lengthy discography, then you better prepare yourself because it’s going to be a long time before you hear the song live again. On Friday (Sept. 7), the Tennessee-founded band took the stage at the inaugural Paramore Art + Friends Festival in Nashville. During their set, frontwoman Hayley Williams made a massive decree in front of a packed house; the band was going to stop including “Misery Business” on their set lists going forward.

“Tonight, we’re playing this song for the last time for a really long time,” Williams begins to tell the cheering crowd. “This is a choice that we’ve made because we feel that we should. We feel like it’s time to move away from it for a little while.”

This isn’t the first time Williams has addressed the song and the “once a whore you’re nothing more / I’m sorry that will never change” lyric; something she wrote when she was 17 years old.

During a sit down interview last year with Track 7, the singer explained how there was a sudden surge of backlash about the song and its lyrics in an effort to invalidate her feministic outlook.

“The thing that annoyed me was that I had already done so much soul-searching about it, years before anyone else had decided there was an issue. When the article began circulating, I sort of had to go and rehash everything in front of everybody,” she explained to the online publication.

“It was important, however, for me to show humility in that moment. I was a 17-year-old kid when I wrote the lyrics in question and if I can somehow exemplify what it means to grow up, get information, and become any shade of ‘woke,’ then that’s a-okay with me.”

And “woke” she has been for some time now. Watch Paramore give “Misery Business” its swan song above.

Panic! at the Disco announces live album

Panic! at the Disco is ready to bring their successful “Death of a Bachelor” tour from the stage to your trusty pair headphones. On Monday (Nov. 20), the Las Vegas-founded band announced plans to release a live album in December. All My Friends We’re Glorious: Death of a Bachelor Tour Live is set to be released on Dec. 15. The live album will feature the group performing 21 tracks from their five-album discography. The title of the album is a play on a lyric from “Victorious” (“all my friends were glorious”); one of the many successful singles from the band’s 2016 album, Death of a Bachelor.

As the title of the live album conveys, the footage was shot during the group’s “Death of a Bachelor” tour which invaded North America from February of 2017 to April of 2017. The live album will be available in two different formats; digital and vinyl. The limited-edition double vinyl will be available for pre-orders beginning Tuesday, Nov. 21, on the band’s website while the digital version of the record will be available on Dec. 15.

All My Friends We’re Glorious will be Panic! at the Disco’s first new release since Death of a Bachelor in 2016. The album was released in January of 2016 through Fueled By Ramen and DCD2 and debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also went on to earn a nomination at the 59th annual Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album.

For now, the complete track listing for All My Friends We’re Glorious can be seen below.


1. “Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time”
2. “L.A. Devotee”
3. “Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)”
4. “Golden Days”
5. “Vegas Lights”
6. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out Medley
7. “Hallelujah”
8. “Nine in the Afternoon”
9. “Miss Jackson”
10. “This is Gospel”
11. “Death of a Bachelor”
12. “The Ballad of Mona Lisa”
13. “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”
14. “Emperor’s New Clothes”
15. “Nicotine”
16. “Crazy = Genius”
17. “Let’s Kill Tonight”
18. “Girls/Girls/Boys”
19. “Bohemian Rhapsody”
20. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
21. “Victorious”

Demi Lovato Takes Fans to “Church” with Hozier Cover

While Demi Lovato has become known for her radio-ready pop hits which also have a bit of an edge, sometimes it’s hard to remember that the singer actually has a really good voice, unlike many of the so-called singers that populate many of the radio stations.

On Wednesday, the “Cool for the Summer” singer made an appearance at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge where she performed a couple of songs. While at the lounge, she did a cover of Hozier’s massive hit, “Take Me to Church” proving that when she’s all about the song rather than the over the top performance, she can give anything a little bit of soul.

While speaking to Live Lounge’s Clara Amfo, Lovato admitted her own appreciation for the song that doesn’t seem to fit the top 20 mold, which we admit, we love (and sounded amazing when we saw Hozier live).

“It’s not your typical pop song. I think I even tweeted ‘Thank God somebody put this on the radio because this is incredible music,” Lovato told Amfo.

Check out the video of Lovato’s cover of “Take Me to Church” below and her toned down version of “Cool for the Summer” here.

Lovato’s new album, Confident, which will feature “Cool for the Summer” is set to be released on Oct. 16 through Hollywood Records. Confident is the follow-up to 2013’s Demi.

Watch Florence and the Machine Battle Rain at Lollapalooza

We all know that Florence and the Machine can put on a heck of a show, because how else does your singer break a foot and almost gets super glued to a stool so that she doesn’t move? But what happens when a storm decides to make an unwelcome appearance at their outdoor show? Nothing, but a lot of energy and a little bit (or a lot) of rain.

That’s apparently what happened this past weekend when the band were in the middle of their set at this year’s Lollapalooza. For those who were not tuned into the live stream (or were there, of course) of the English band’s set, there are a couple of videos shot by audience members at the rained out show.

Florence and the Machine’s appearance at Lollapalooza is just the beginning of the group’s trek across North America. Beginning on Oct. 11, the band will headline a short tour across the continent including stops in Austin, TX, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, BC. Full tour dates can be seen here.

Watch Twenty One Pilots’ Full Bonnaroo Performance

If you weren’t aware, Bonnaroo took place over the weekend. Actually, it began on Thursday, June 11, and ended yesterday, June 14.

One of the many artists to take the stage at this year’s event in Manchester, TN was Twenty One Pilots.

For those in the Skeleton Clique who were not able to make it to Tennessee for the duo’s show or just weren’t near a computer when their live stream aired yesterday, the full performance is now available online.

Yes, over an hour of Twenty One Pilots performing songs from their albums including the recently released, and number one debuting album, Blurryface.

How about that for something to combat the Monday morning blues?

Check out the complete footage below.