Blink-182 to Record with Matt Skiba


It’s been several months since anyone has heard anything from Blink-182’s camp and in a way we’re happy about that since it means all the inner band turmoil has slightly subsided.

In a recent interview with Billboard that was mostly about Mark Hoppus and his experience scoring a film for the first time, the topic of the band recording new music was brought up. While there wasn’t much information given about the topic of Blink, there were two sentences at the end of the article that gave hope to fans waiting for new music.

“In the meantime, Hoppus continues with Blink-182. He said the threesome — with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba replacing guitarist Tom DeLonge — will head back into the studio in August.”

In a fitting time frame, August 2015 will mark a year since Blink-182, featuring Tom DeLonge, performed together for an audience at Reading and Leeds in the United Kingdom.

On the upside, it seems that many fans are welcoming to Skiba. The Alkaline Trio frontman officially joined the group back in March when they performed a warm-up gig at The Roxy in Los Angeles before performing at drummer Travis Barker’s Musink Tattoo Convention and Music Festival in Orange County the weekend after.

Tonight Alive Finish New Album


Months after wrapping up their tour with All Time Low and a confirmation they were headed into the studio to record a new album, Tonight Alive have announced the new album has been completed.

Frontwoman Jenna McDougall took to Twitter and Instagram to post photos of her last day in the booth where she was recording vocals for the Australian group’s new full-length record.

Back in April, the band confirmed the news that they were working on a new album when they announced the cancellation of two headlining shows due to drummer Matt Best’s Tendinosis getting worse. Best was diagnosed following the group’s set at Soundwave 2015.

In a letter to fans, Best announced that due to the injury he would have a hard time performing a complete headlining set, but was able to get “through the album recording.” A good sign for those fans who have been waiting a couple of years for new music.

Though there has been no name given for the new record, it appears the album is set for a projected release time frame of this fall through Fearless Records. The yet-to-be-titled album will be the follow-up to 2013′s The Other Side.

Simple Plan Aiming for ‘Late Summer, Early Fall’ Release

After what feels like years of posting pictures and video from the making of their new album, Simple Plan have now dropped a big hint as to when their fifth studio album is set to drop and it looks to be soon(ish).

Speaking with Tribute Magazine, drummer Chuck Comeau revealed that despite not having an official release date or title (it’s being referred to as “SPAlbum5”) for the record, the group are currently aiming for a “late Summer/early Fall” release date.

“We’re still in the studio, so we’ve probably got another month of recording,” Comeau explained to the publication.

“I think we will definitely have new music out this Summer, that’s for sure. That’s the goal we’ve been working super hard towards. As far as the actual record release, we don’t have an official date yet, but I’m thinking end of Summer, early Fall is our target, so we are working every day making sure we can meet that deadline.”

The band have not been shy about updating fans on the progress of the new record. The Canadian group are constantly updating their individual Instagram profiles with images and videos from behind the scenes of the recording sessions which sometimes includes them goofing off like their ping-pong tournament.

This marks the band’s new album since 2013’s Get Your Heart On-The Second Coming! EP, the continuation to 2011’s Get Your Heart On.

Saosin Guitarist Updates Fans After New Gig Announcement


Earlier this week, the Used announced longtime guitarist Quinn Allman would be leaving the band for a year and they had already found the perfect person to replace him; Saosin’s Justin Shekoski.

Had it been last year, fans of the hardcore band wouldn’t have worried much, but since the band, now featuring original vocalist Anthony Green, announced they would be working on new music, this new engagement has quickly become an issue.

Taking to the internet yesterday, Shekoski wrote to fans, reassuring them that even with his new gig with The Used, Saosin would continue to “write new music and work [ing] towards a great future” like the band has promised.

Read Shekoski’s full message below where he tells fans that luckily Circa Survive and The Used’s tour schedules run parallel making it easier to get some Saosin things done.

Hello Everyone,

Just played the first show with The Used. Wait, let me start over. Lots has happened. It’s been an exciting month to say the least. After a week of rehearsal, a quick (and extremely fun) Saosin tour and a long flight, I have arrived in the UK….with a new band.

As you may or may not have heard, I have been asked to join forces with The Used to play some great music and be a part of their incredible family. I’m extremely humbled by the opportunity to play alongside not only such great musicians but such excellent people. They have all been beyond welcoming.

The first show was tonight and was an absolute blast, to say the least. I can’t wait to play more shows and do what I love to do most, play music.

I also wanted to say, as far as Saosin goes, nothing’s changing. We will still be writing new music and working towards a great future. Saosin is a group of brothers that all have different things, projects and schedules going on. This will just be one more schedule to work around. Luckily, quite a bit of The Used schedule is parallel with Circa Survive. So possibly, you can see Anthony play with Circa Survive and me with The Used in the same month. I hope to see a lot of you!

Thank you for all of the support so far, I can’t wait to see all of my old friends and meet tons of new ones on the road very soon.

See you in the not so distant future,


Justin Shekoski

Early this year, Saosin reunited for a four-day tour where at one of the stops the band revealed that new music was on the horizon for them. They’ve come a long way since their reunion with Green at Skate and Surf Fest last Spring.

New Order to Release New Album in the Fall

New Order have just revealed that a brand new album is currently in the works and to keep and eye out for it sometime this Fall.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the 80s band revealed the news that they have already complete two tracks that will be featured on the record; one titled “Plastic” and another titled “Restless” which will feature The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands.

The yet-to-be-titled record will be the first since bassist Peter Hook left the band back in 2007 and the first record with returning keyboardist, Gillian Gilbert.

This also marks the band’s first new album since 2005’s Waiting for the Siren’s Call. If you’re currently telling yourself that we’re wrong and that the band released a new album back in 2013, then technically you would be right. Both 2013’s Lost Sirens and Waiting for the Siren’s Call were actually written and recorded at the same time.

The new record will be released through Mute Records, the indie record label they signed with last year. When the signing was done, Mute founder, Daniel Miller was particularly excited about it.

“This is an exciting new chapter for both Mute and New Order and I feel privileged to be working with artists with such a long, creative, and successful history. When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts, whatsoever, that Mute would be the right home for New Order. We’ve already had a number of creative conversations, and am looking towards an exciting future.”

The band  mirror the sentiments by saying: “New Order are delighted to be signing to Mute. We couldn’t imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team. Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways, joining the label feels like we are coming home; returning to our independent roots.”

Exciting indeed.

Electric Century Back in the Studio


When Mikey Way revealed to fans the reason behind why he and his electro-pop group had not released their debut record yet, everyone started to realize that it was in Way’s best interest to get better and face his demons than to go forward with his new act and get worse.

Turn out, that his post about battling heavy addiction has led to more than just clean living; now he’s heading back into the studio to work on Electric Century and get that album out to the fans who supported him through his recovery.

Both Way and his partners in the act Dave Debiak (Sleep Station) and Justin Siegel (ex-Stars in Stereo) are officially in the studio working on what can only be assumed to be Electric Century’s full-length debut that was supposed to be released this year.

Way posted a picture from the studio on his Instagram with the simple caption “(((studio vibes))).”

We hope those studio vibes are nothing but the best for him.

Even though we haven’t gotten a full album yet, EC did give us a taste of what we can expect earlier this year in the form of their lead single, “I Lied.”

Foo Fighters Shut Down New Orleans Block

How does one shut down an entire block with music? Simple, ask The Foo Fighters because the iconic rock band managed to do just that over the weekend in New Orleans.

Ever since announcing that a new LP was on the horizon for the band, they have revealed it would be different with them recording at studios all over the country instead of sticking to just one.

During the weekend, they made their stop in New Orleans, setting up shop at Preservation Hall for a few days with Butch Vig. Then on Saturday, they decided to treat the people with an impromptu show which lasted 90 minutes in Preservation Hall’s courtyard which lead to an entire block being shut down.

According to The Times-Picayune, the show began just after 9:00 p.m. with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performing a set. The Foo Fighters then took the stage for their set including some of their hits like “Times Like These,” “My Hero” and “Learn to Fly” on the list.

During the set frontman Dave Grohl discussed the album’s recording process as well as his experience while being in New Orleans. He also talked about how he wrote lyrics to new songs after immersing himself into the city and the musicians that call New Orleans home after interviewing them for his HBO series.

There is so far no word on what the name of the new studio album will be or when it is scheduled to be released, but on thing that is for sure is that it is happening.

Watch the one of the videos from New Orleans below. 

Watch Jimmy Eat World’s Full 1999 Warped Tour Performance


Ever imagined what it was like not to hear a sold out crowd “sing it back” to Jimmy Eat World? Well, prepare to be surprised.

Thanks to music blog WashedUpEmo and their fan Kris, you will get the chance to see Jimmy Eat World’s performance from the 1999 Vans Warped Tour. The video which featured the band’s full set at the Dallas stop of the traveling rock show, features beloved tracks such as “Sweetness” being performed to a modest crowd; bu the sound of it, it was definitely before their “big break.”

If you have the time, check out the full half an hour video below and let the nostalgia take you for a ride.

And the rest is history for the Arizona band.

Jimmy Eat World have been a little quiet for a while even though they most recently released their eight studio album, Damage last April.

‘Love, Sex, Death’ with Fall Out Boy


Who would have thought this time last year that Fall Out Boy would be coming back from their indefinite hiatus with not only one brand new, full album, but that they would be heading into the studio with Ryan Adams to come up with a complete anti-Save Rock and Roll album in less than a year? Final total: two albums, one year.

If you said you saw it coming then come off it, because it was just rumors a year back that Fall Out Boy would come back from the dead let alone go on two sold out tours one including buds, Panic! at the Disco.

The new album which has been named, Pax Am Days, which will be available digitally and on a limited-edition Save Rock & Roll duo disc reissue on October 15, is proof that the band have come back better than ever. Back in July, it was reported that the four guys had taken refuge inside of Adam’s recording studio, Pax Am Studio, hence the name of the album.

During their two days, the band, plus Adams, managed to record “eight or nine” new songs that they had reportedly said sound a lot more punk than their recently released album.

For now, check out the first of many of these kind of songs, “Love, Sex, Death.”


  1. We Were Doomed From The Start (The King Is Dead)
  2. Art of Keeping Up Disappearances
  3. Hot To the Touch, Cold On the Inside
  4. Love, Sex, Death
  5. Eternal Summer
  6. Demigods
  7. American Made
  8. Caffeine Cold

Taking Back Sunday Recording New Album


Taking Back Sunday gave fans a huge gift earlier this week by announcing that they will be self-releasing an acoustic version of their hit album, Tell All Your Friends, as well as a film about it.

Today, they continued their giving mood by revealing on Twitter that they have complete phase one of the recording process for their upcoming, yet-to-be-named sixth album.

Check out the tweet from the band below: