Alexisonfire’s Mystery Announcement Revealed

After giving fans the biggest surprise on Friday with a brand new Instagram account and a photo that was updated on every single social media account associated with them, Alexisonfire have finally revealed their “BIG NEWS”: they’ll be reuniting.

Now, before we get too ahead of ourselves and give everyone high hopes of a massive tour, the band posted an image on Twitter (and probably every other social media account of theirs) with a list of festival names which they will be performing at.

One of the stops includes Riot Fest Toronto. Coincidentally, or not, festival organizers had announced the Riot Fest dates the day prior to Alexisonfire’s big tease.

The other festivals on the list include: Heavy Montreal (Aug. 7-9), Reading and Leeds (Aug. 28-30), SONiC BOOM and X-Fest (Sept. 5-6) and of course Riot Fest (Sept. 19-20).

While most of the festival dates are for Canadian and British festivals fans of the band in the United States shouldn’t worry that much. On the image that they posted today, it had “USA- TBA.” This TBA must come as a relief to American AOF fans because their farewell tor completely neglected the US, but did go to places like Australia and Brazil.

Now the big question becomes, what United States festivals are going to be graced by the newly reunited Canadian band? Some are saying Riot Fest Denver and Chicago are likely candidates and we could see that happening. After all, AOF frontman Dallas Green did perform at all three of Riot Fests last year with City and Colour.

Give us your guess.

Bonnaroo 2015 Line-Up Confirmed

Bonnaroo 2015 lineup

The Bonnaroo 2015 line-up reveal is currently underway and already a good chunk of the performers have been unveiled.

Many fans took to Twitter to reveal that not only did the 1-844-ROO-2015 number actually worked, but also that they were gifted certain performers names.

Check out the full line-up for the weekend-long festival due to take place June 11-14 in Manchester, TN.

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Tickets for Bonnaroo 2015 go on sale beginning this Saturday, Jan. 17 at Noon on the festival’s website.

Slipknot New Members Unmasked?


Have the identity of the new members of Slipknot been revealed?

Well, if you believe all the rumors and the recently released clues, it might just be true.

For the past few months, since the announcement of the metal band’s new album, Corey Taylor and company have managed to keep the identity of the two newcomers under lock and key even with two music videos already released and several interviews.

Today, it would seem that the identity of the drummer who would take the drumset that once belonged to longtime and recently outed member, Joey Jordison was unveiled.  The position, reportedly went to Jay Weinberg, son of E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg and former drummer for Against Me!.

Against Me! frontwoman, Laura Jane Grace kind of ousted the drummer’s identity (as well as a feud, we assume) a little while ago.

Grace wrote the following on Twitter.

Considering the drummer did quit the band through Twitter, we can understand why Grace is not exactly giving a glowing endorsement for the stickman and his new gig.

As for who is under the mask in the position left behind by the late Paul Gray, it was revealed last week that Alessandro “Vman” Venturella, guitar technician for Mastodon and Krokodil guitarist would be filling the vacancy that was temporarily filled by Donnie Steele following the passing of Gray.

Slipknot have yet to confirm the identities. One thing we know for sure, is that their new album .5: The Gray Chapter is expected to be released on Oct. 28.

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 19 Cast Revealed


Dancing with the Stars will once again be returning this year with a new season of hopeful dancers wanting to win the mirror trophy. The long running ABC show revealed early this morning on Good Morning America (as always) the list of “stars” and their professional dancers for the 19th season of the reality television program.

This year brings together a hodge-podge of people from several actors, a comedian, an Olympian and even an extremely flexible fashion designer.

Check out the full list of contestants below.


Anthony Sabato Jr (actor, General Hospital) and Cheryl Burke

Alfonso Ribeiro (actor, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Witney Carson

Bethany Mota (YouTube “sensation”) and Derek Hough

Betsey Johnson (Fashion Designer) and Tony Dovolani

Janel Parrish (actress, Pretty Little Liars) and Val Chmerkoskiy

Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker

Lea Thompson (actress, Back to the Future) and Artem Chigvintsev

Lolo Jones (Olympian) and Keo Motsepe

Michael Waltrip (NASCAR Champion) and Emma Slater

Randy Couture (MMA Champion) and Karina Smirnoff

Sadie Robertson (Reality TV Star, Duck Dynasty) and Mark Ballas

Tavis Smiley (Talk Show Host) and Sharna Burgess

Tommy Chong (Comedian) and Peta Murgatroyd

Dancing with the Stars will return on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. with judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and former dancer Julianne Hough making her debut as judge. Tom Bergeron and (we guess) Erin Andrews will return as hosts of the show.

The Pixies Announce New Bassist


Looks like the days of the Pixies having bassists named Kim are done and over with.

Today, the band announced that they had once again filled the vacancy in their line-up.

And who might that lucky person be? Well, the remaining member of the Pixies decided on A Perfect Circle’s Paz Lenchatin to take over during their upcoming tour.

About two weeks ago, it was reported that the band had released their fill-in bassist and frontwoman of The Muffs, Kim Shattuck. Shattuck actually took onto her Facebook account to reveal the news saying that she was, “super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today. Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone.”

Shattuck had taken over the vacancy left when original bassist, Kim Deal decided that it was in her best interest to leave the band back in July.

At the time, no one knew what was the reason behind Deal’s departure especially since the band was in the midst of recording some new material. According to the band’s manager, Deal just didn’t want to do any of the things that were needed to support new material such as touring and decided to resign from the band.

Of course, that’s one of the reason that the remaining members were starting to scurry to find a replacement because their upcoming tour is scheduled to begin on January 15.

But announcing that Lenchatin had been chosen was not the only news that they had revealed today. They also released a music video for the song, “Another Toe in the Ocean” which is featured on their recently released EP, EP-1. 

Check out the full music video below and don’t forget to check out the full schedule for their tour dates. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see them before they need another new bassist.

CMA Nominees Announced

It’s that time of year again, when the super stars from the country world get all dressed up and celebrate the best of the best in the genre of music; the Country Music Awards (not to be confused with all he other country music award shows like the CMTs or ACMs).

Earlier today, the complete list of the nominees for the yearly country music celebration was revealed during Good Morning America and let’s just say, if you’re a fan of mainstream and even unknown country artist then this year’s line-up, like every line up for the past 47 years, will meet your expectations.

Making the announcement this morning on the daily morning show were Sheryl Crow and one of this summer’s breakout artists, Florida Georgia Line. Leading the pack this year with the most nominations are The Voice’s Blake Shelton and of course, Taylor Swift.

Check out the full nomination list below.

Entertainer of the Year
Taylor Swift
Jason Aldean
George Strait
Blake Shelton
Luke Bryan

Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Keith Urban
Eric Church

Female Vocalist of the Year
Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Kacey Musgraves
Kelly Clarkson

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Thompson Square
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Civil Wars

New Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Lee Brice
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Brett Eldredge

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly, “Cruise”
Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”
Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies, “Boys ‘Round Here”
Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill, “Don’t Rush”
Jason Aldean feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church, “The Only Way I Know”

Album of the Year
Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away
Taylor Swift, Red
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer, Different Park
Little Big Town, Tornado

Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”
Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”
Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

Song of the Year
Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”
Little Big Town, “Tontoon”
Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

Music Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies, “Boys ‘Round Here”
Lady Antebellum, “Downtown”
Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Little Big Town, “Tornado”

Musician of the Year
Brent Mason (Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Sam Bush (Mandolin)

The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards air on November 6 on ABC and will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

Paramore Reveal Streaming Info


Paramore have announced that for four nights starting on Monday, April 1st, the band will be playing tracks from four different sides of the self-titled album.

Like frontwoman, Hayley Williams says in the video (seen below) on Monday, they will stream the four songs that make up side A of the album and so forth.

“Four Days/ Four Sides” is what the week long event is named, so don’t forget to check it out.