Riot Fest Daily Schedule Released


Making the trip to Chicago in September just in time for Riot Fest? Want to know exactly when the bands you are looking forward tot he most will be hitting the stage?

Well, look no further.

Earlier today, Riot Fest organizers released the schedule and line-up for each day of the festival just for fans to know when a specific band will be performing. Just a few weeks back, the organizers revealed that  performers such as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Andrew W.K. and the Pixies had been added to the already jammed packed line-up for the newly revived festival.

For now, check out the official daily breakdown (minus performance times because, you know, that’s part of the surprise) as well as the newly revised poster below:



Fall Out Boy
Sublime with Rome
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Bad Religion
Screeching Weasel
Andrew W.K.
Smoking Popes
Dessa Saul Williams
The Flatliners
Masked Intruder
Twin Peaks
Flatfoot 56
Off With Their Heads
The Interrupters
New Beat Fund
Pet Symmetry

Violent Femmes
Public Enemy
Guided By Voices
Taking Back Sunday
Dinosaur Jr.
Best Coast
The Lawrence Arms
The Devil Wears Prada
The Selecter
Say Anything
The Wonder Years
The Dear Hunter
Surfer Blood

The Replacements
Brand New
All Time Low
Pierce the Veil
Rocket From The Crypt
The Dismemberment Plan
The Broadways
Against Me!
Bob Mould
The Lillingtons
Suicidal Tendencies
Bad Books
Mission of Burma
Saves the Day
Peter Hook & The Light
Reggie and the Full Effect
Maps & Atlases
Chuck Ragan
Memphis May Fire
Touche Amore
Deal’s Gone Bad
White Mystery
Direct Hit!
Hostage Calm

Riot Fest will take place September 13-15 at Chicago’s Humboldt Park, so if you have tickets already then maybe you should start thinking about getting them soon; three-day passes and some single day passes have already sold out.

Elton John Reveals New Album Information

Sir Elton John

Don’t call it a comeback, or do if you want, but the truth is Elton John is coming back and that is all.

The singer recently revealed that he would be putting out a new album sometime this year, but until yesterday, the official release date was unknown. The Diving Board, John’s first album in seven years will be released in September. Instead of just releasing the date over the internet in writing, like most musicians would do, the singer decided to go the extra by releasing a trailer for the album.

The clip with its moody vibe shows John singing at the piano, but also speaking about the project. The lead single for the album, “Home Again” can be heard playing in the background of the trailer.  “What kind of music do I really want to make?” John questions, before answering his own question, “I am on the diving board.”

The Diving Board is John’s first new album since 2006’s The Captain & the Kid which coincidental was released September 18. Four years after that, John released a collaboration album with Leon Russell called The Union. This album will mark 45 years that John has been in the music industry as well as his 30th studio album.

The album will be produced by T Bone Burnett and will feature 12 new songs. “I realized that I had to go back to go forward again,” he said in a newly released press release. “I needed to strip away the excesses and get back to the core of what I do as an artist. That’s what ‘The Diving Board’ represents. I’m incredibly excited about every aspect of this album.”

John was most recently featured on Fall Out Boy’s new album, Save Rock and Roll on the titled track.


Avicii to Release Debut Album in September


The whole world already knows about Swedish DJ, Avicii (aka Tim Bergling) for his hit song, “Levels,” but even though the song had been a major hit on the radio and even appeared on music charts, you’d be amazed to know he hasn’t even released a studio album yet.

Avicii, who’s played the mainstage at Ultra Music Festival two years in a row, has announced that he will be releasing his debut album on September 17th. The new album will be titled, #True (yes, with a hashtag). This past March, while performing at UMF, the DJ played some of the new tracks from the album which surprisingly is not just straight EDM (electronic dance music).

“Disruption is good when a scene is half stuck,” Avicii said of the mixed reactions the audience had about his set. “We wanted to bring 15 minutes of something fresh to break [Ultra] up. We knew people would be provoked.”

The new album will feature a wide variety of guests which help make it unique, rather than the same style of music for an entire album. Mac Davis, Incubus’ Michael Einsinger, and recent Daft Punk collaborator, Nile Rodgers will all be featured on the album; not the typical people to be associated with EDM.

But even though this is his first album, there’s another first to come along with it; the first time PRMD Music and Island Records will work together. Both labels have joined forces to co-release the DJ’s debut which is funny since Avicii is currently signed to Island Record while his manager is a boardmember for PRMD Music.

But no matter what the DJ finished his interview with Billboard by saying that he has nothing to prove with this album. If people love it, they love it and if they don’t he doesn’t mind that either.

For now, you can check out one of his new tracks, “Wake Me Up” which will hit radio and iTunes on June 25.

AFI Release Two New Trailers


Ever since AFI announced that they would be releasing a new album later this year, the band have been posting mysterious videos on their website for the fans. As of today, the band have released five videos that have been under three minutes.

We know AFI like their mystery, but come on guys, throw us a bone and let us know what it’s about!

But until they do, you can check out the two new videos below:

Justin Timberlake Reveals “20/20 Experience” Part 2 Release Date

Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z

Just a short time after Justin Timberlake’s newest album dropped, The Roots’ Questlove revealed that Timberlake would be releasing a part two of the hit album sometime in November on a forum. The part two of the album was confirmed to happen by the singer himself a few days later, making fans eager for it.

Originally, Questlove hinted that the album will be released in November, but just yesterday, Timberlake posted a picture of him in the studio with a handwritten caption which read, “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) Sept. 30th.”


According to producer, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, who worked on the first part, Timberlake will mix unreleased material from the first “20/20” album with brand new studio sessions.

“Before we came to the 10 [songs on “The 20/20 Experience”] that he wanted and the two bonus tracks, we had over 30, 40 tracks,” Harmon told Billboard last month. “So I think he’s going to go in, and we’re going to take some of the stuff that we’ve already done, and of course create more music at the same time.”

The 20/20 Experience sold an estimated 968,000 copies in its first week landing it at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Since then, the album has managed to stay in one of the top three positions on the chart.

Can you hear the squeal of fans from all over the world, because we can.

AFI Returning with New Music


Today, AFI announced in a video that they will be returning with new material in September.

The band took to their social media platforms, simply writing in the message space leading fans to the band’s homepage. Once on the page, a black and white video featuring AFI frontman, Davey Havok, walking down a long corridor eventually entering a room where the rest of the band sits, instruments in hand would instantly start. At the end, the final shot showed A Fire Inside with the A, F and I in bold and then “September 2013.”

No other detail has been given about the upcoming album, except for a picture on their Facebook page that just says “A Fire Inside.”

The band’s last album, “Crash Love,” was released in September 2009.

Elton John to Release New Album

Sir Elton John

Elton John revealed last week that he would be releasing his new album, The Diving Board, this coming September. Originally scheduled to be released last year, this marks John’s 30th studio album.

At an event last Friday at The Village Studio in Los Angeles, John told a group of journalist that the album would be produced by T Bone Burnett who urged the singer to return to the basic piano/drums/bass format. Due to this idea, they decided to enlist Jay Bellerose on drums, Raphael Saadiq on bass, Doyle Bramhall on guitar, Keefus Ciancia on keyboards and Jack Ashford on percussion giving it the “American music feel” that John was quoted as saying that he loved.

Though there had been no official release date for the album yet, the full track list had been revealed:


‘Oceans Away’

‘Oscar Wilde Gets Out’

‘A Town Called Jubilee’

‘The Ballad of Blind Tom’

‘My Quicksand

‘Can’t Stay Alone Tonight’


‘Home Again’

‘Take This Dirty Water’

‘The New Fever Waltz’

‘Mexican Vacation (Kids In The Candlelight)’

‘Candlelit Bedroom’

‘The Diving Board’