Pete Wentz’s DCD2 to Launch Music Fest


What happens when you combine some of the biggest artists signed to Pete Wentz DCD2 (formerly known as Decaydance Records)?

Simple; one hell of a festival that will have those that grew up alongside Decaydance and their artists looking for flights to Mexico.

DCD2 have revealed plans for Hydra Fest, a four-day hotel festival vacation slated to take place from April 15 to April 19 in Mexico. Included in the package are:  performances, a Q&A session, meals and drinks as well as room and board at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya.

Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Travie McCoy, New Politics and newcomer LoLo (the female on Panic!’s “Miss Jackson”) are all confirmed.

Check out all the details for the newly established festival below and maybe, just maybe we can find a way to get there (where can we apply for press passes?).

If not, here’s to working our bums off for the next year.

“Hydra Fest brings Fall Out Boy fans together to enjoy four awesome nights of music at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.  In addition to two full shows and an acoustic set with a Q&A session from Fall Out Boy, the Fest will also feature two shows each from Panic! At the Disco, Travie McCoy, New Politics, as well as music from LOLO.

More than just a run of shows, Hydra Fest is the ultimate rock & roll getaway with epic live performances for 2,500 lucky fans, who will stay on-site at the resort with all meals, drinks, concerts and most activities included in the price of the package. 

With shows that overlook a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya’s spectacular digs, Hydra Fest will be a singular chance to see FOB & the DCD2 family in an incredible setting.”

Tool Announce West Coast Tour


Fans of Tool, there is some good news and some bad news coming from the band’s camp.

The good news is, the band will be going out on tour. The bad news is, the tour will exclusively be for those living on the west coast and two places in Mexico.

This short west coast tour will be the first time since Summer 2012 that the band have hit the road for a North American tour. Last year, they did hit the road, but only in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

At the time that the dates had been released, there was no indication of whether or not there would be additional dates added to the already released once which can been seen below or if a new album is currently on the horizon.

The band’s last album was 2006’s 10,000 Days, but if what drummer Danny Carey told Loudwire last July during an interview holds true, there might be a new album headed our way in early 2014.


03/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
03/06 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
03/07 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
03/09 – Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
03/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio De Los Deportes
03/21 – Veracruz, MX @ Festival Cumbre Tajin 2014

The Foo Fighters to Return to the Stage


After going into hiatus in 2012, the Foo Fighters have been dormant, but now the band have announced that they will be performing their first shows, together, since that announcement.

Rolling Stone is reporting that the band will be performing in Mexico City next month which will mark their first shows back into the limelight. The band are scheduled to play two dates, December 11 and December 13, at the city’s Foro Sol venue, with The National opening for them those two days.

Hopes are high that during those two shows, the band will perform some new material that has been rumored to be in works. A few months back, bassist Taylor Hawkins said in an interview that it would not be a surprise if the band puts out some new material early next year since frontman and the guy that never sleeps, Dave Grohl, has been hard at work.

In that same interview, Hawkins said that the band is nowhere near calling it quits since they have no written their defining song. He name checks “Hotel California” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” as songs that defined the musicians behind it as well as withstand the test of time.

“You always want every one of them to be the best one you’ve ever done, and you always think you haven’t done your best one” Hawkins told Billboard a few months back.

While they have been on hiatus, it doesn’t mean that the individual band mates have not been working on other things in the meantime. Grohl regrouped with former Nirvana band mate,  former Nirvana band mate, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear at last year’s Hurricane Sandy 12-12-12 benefit show with Paul McCartney.

He also made his directorial debut with “Sound City,” a documentary about the shuttered Los Angeles recording studio of the same name.

As for Hawkins, he has been performing with his other band, Chevy Metal, during the break and even got a big role in the upcoming semi-autobiography of famed New York club, CBGB; Hawkins played the role of Iggy Pop.