Green Day tease new music

It’s been a few years since Green Day released any new music, but now, it sounds like things are about to change. On Monday (Aug. 1), frontman Billie Joe Armstrong took to Twitter to unveil that the group will be releasing a new song soon. “Dear friends! Green Day is putting out a new single called “BANG BANG” August 11. Stay tuned for more details.” Along with the new song announcement, Armstrong also posted a new, black-and-white image of the band (as seen above).

The new song news comes over a year after it was first revealed that the group was working on some new tunes. During an interview in April of 2015, frequent collaborator and longtime producer Rob Cavallo revealed that Armstrong had written a total of five songs at that point. “Let me tell you, they were just fantastic. He is absolutely at the top of his game. Fans can be sure that when they do return, the music will be amazing,” Cavallo was quoted as saying. No other details were given, especially if the new song would be the first single off of an impending new album.

The “BANG BANG” announcement comes a year after the California punks made headlines. Last October, the band released their rock documentary, Heart Like a Hand Grenade. The documentary followed the trio for nine months as they recorded an album that would eventually become 2004’s hit record (and Broadway show), American Idiot. Besides all the behind-the-scenes clips of the group working on the new album, the film also included an intimate, never-before-seen concert the band thew.

Green Day’s last musical release was 2012’s trilogy, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!, though some might argue that last December’s surprise Christmas single, “Xmas Time of Year,” would count.

Of Mice and Men Frontman “Closer to 100%”

Of Mice and Men frontman Austin Carlile has given fans a major update about his health; he’s “closer to 100%.”

The frontman, who was hospitalized at the beginning of June, has had to undergo several serious surgeries during the last month due to Marfans Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissues. But through the horrendous ordeals, one thing stayed constant, Carlile’s goal of getting better and making sure fans were updated on his recovery.

Last weekend, Carlile posted a major update for fans in which he revealed that he is getting closer to 100%.

He followed up the good news by revealing that he is also undergoing physical therapy and that even though it’s hard, “nothing comes easy.”

It also appears that getting better isn’t the only goal the singer has set. Taking a look at Of Mice and Men’s website, it appears that they have some upcoming shows still scheduled for 2015. The first has the band performing at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY on Oct. 3 and 4. A little over a month after that, they are scheduled to head overseas to play at Ozzfest Japan on Nov. 21.

5 Seconds of Summer Tease Big Announcement

While you may love or hate 5 Seconds of Summer, one thing is for sure, it does not appear that the band will be going away any time soon, especially if this big announcement they’re teasing fans about is a confirmation of a new record on the horizon.

Earlier today, the Australian band took to Twitter to let fans know that “this is not a drill” and proceeded post the link to their website.

As soon as you enter their site, 5ONTHEWALL.COM, you are greeted by a television set playing nothing but static. Then, all of a sudden, a breaking news broadcast takes the place of the static. The broadcast begins with the news that there is a suspicious symbol populating all over the world and even space.

The symbol? A white and yellow heart barely keeping itself together with a safety-pin.

Anyone else getting flashbacks to high school and their “emo” phase?

The symbol begins to appear in different locations around the world like in a crop circle in middle America, in Time Square, at the Colosseum, in London, on the Sydney Opera House in 5SOS’ home country of Australia, and even on a flag on the moon.

But what exactly does it mean might be the question having fans scratching their heads. Considering there is a countdown timer below the television set on the lower right corner, we’re assuming things will be revealed at said time which happens to be tomorrow (Wed., July 15) at 1:30 p.m. EST.

As of now, fans are beginning to speculate a lot of things. Is it a new album? Is it a new song? What could it be?!

We have seen it in past; nothing works faster and more efficient than a fan girl trying to find out super secret information about their favorite band. On Twitter, a follower found out that there is a song titled “Safety Pin” registered to 5SOS, so that might be a piece of the puzzle right there.

No matter what, all will be revealed tomorrow afternoon.

Bring Me the Horizon Drop Major Teaser for Fans

“What the heck is up with all the umbrellas?”

If you’re a fan of Bring Me the Horizon, this was probably your thought at some point in time during the past week and it doesn’t look like it will be going away any time soon.

Today, the band took to Facebook to post a short video which may or may not feature the first taste of new music from the British band.

While the video doesn’t feature vocals or even real instrumentals, it does sound like it’s the introduction to a track. What track exactly, we probably won’t find out until they decided to release the complete song.

Check out the teaser video below.

Last week, BMTH frontman Oli Sykes began posting some cryptic messages in which he advised fans that if they happen to stumble across a poster featuring an umbrella emoticon, to take a picture of it and hashtag the image with the actual umbrella emoticon.

The cryptic message of course resulted in fans automatically assuming that it was linked to some kind of promotion for some new music. Those fans might have been onto something.

The umbrella tag-a-thon comes a couple of months after the band revealed that their long-awaited Wembley Arena DVD had been postponed once again. According to Facebook, the DVD is “now available” though some fans are complaining that their pre-orders still haven’t arrived.

Of Mice and Men Frontman Undergoes ‘Big Operation’

Of Mice and Men frontman Austin Carlile underwent a serious and “big” surgery yesterday, over a week after OM&M broke the news that the band had to cancel the final two days of their “Full Circle Tour” with Crown the Empire and Volumes due to their singer being hospitalized.

When the news broke, no one knew what led to Carlile’s hospitalization, but it was eventually revealed it was stemming from Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, which the singer has.

Last week, Carlile had updated fans that he was being moved from the hospital he had been checked into to Stanford University where he would be in the care of his own cardiologist as well as a Marfan specialist.

On Twitter yesterday, Carlile updated fans with the news about the then upcoming surgery and hoped that it would be “the most effective of all the procedures they’ve tried” on him to combat Marfan or at least keep it at bay.

After his several posts on both Twitter and Instagram, support immediately began to flood in from fans as well as fellow musicians. OM&M bandmate Aaron Pauley, Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb, and Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta all sent him well wishes in their own kooky way, as can be seen below.

Like everyone else, we wish Carlile nothing but the best and hope you get better soon!

The 1975 Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Just as the dust was starting to settle on the major publicity stunt The 1975 pulled on fans and casual listeners alike last month, the English rock band are back with some more news, though it’s not as dramatic as the previous unveiling.

Taking to their newly reactivate and redesigned social media pages, frontman Matt Healy revealed the band will be coming to the United States for a short tour.

The short tour will begin on December 4 (right after they wrap up their United Kingdom tour) at New York City’s Terminal 5 and wrap up a couple of weeks later on December 19 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR.

Full tour dates for the upcoming Winter trek can be seen below.

THE 1975 U.S. TOUR DATES:

12/04/15- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
12/05/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
12/07/15 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
12/08/15 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theater
12/10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12/14/15 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
12/15/15 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
12/16/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ Presents: Club Nokia
12/17/15 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
12/19/15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

While these U.S. tour dates are nice, we are pretty sure that the rock band’s fans are still waiting for them to officially announce a release date for that highly anticipated they’ve been hinting at for what feels like forever.

Austin Carlile Updates Fans on Hospitalization

It’s been several days since Of Mice & Men broke the news to fans that the final two stops of their “Full Circle Tour” had been cancelled due to frontman Austin Carlile being hospitalized for unknown reasons.

Now, four days later, Carlile has taken to Twitter to thank the fans for their dedication and well-wishes. He also updated his followers that he will be transferred to Stanford University sometime this week to get the “health situation at hand under control” and to be in the care of his cardiologist and a Marfan specialist.

One silver-lining in all of this; Carlile’s promise that he’s “never giving up.”

Check out the slew of tweets from the singer and a picture update from the hospital on Instagram below.

Of Mice & Men were supposed to wrap up their “Full Circle Tour” earlier this week (June 9) at El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. The tour was in support of the reissue of 2014’s Restoring Force, Restoring Force: Full Circle which came out earlier this year.

Electric Century to Release EP for Record Store Day

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Electric Century will finally be releasing some new tracks.

The group took to Twitter last night to reveal the good news to their fans who have been awaiting new music since last year.

The record, which will be the first solo release from former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way and his partners in the act Dave Debiak of Sleep Station and Justin Siegel formerly of Stars in Stereo, is set to be released on Record Store Day (April 18).

The EP will feature four songs; three of which are previously unreleased tracks. Check out the full details of the upcoming record directly from the Record Store Day website as well as the band.

“Electric Century EP 

DETAILS:
Format: 10″ Colored Vinyl
Label: Panic State Records 
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

Electric Century is a fever dream. A Britpop happening made to bounce along heavy beats and driving bass. It’s your subconscious offering relief, a telltale anthem of joy. But the dream has been infected, like always, by the voices in your head: I can’t remember life without the pain.

Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) conceived Electric Century in a daydream. The band is derived from a title, scribbled in his middle-school science notebook. Its idea has been weathered through love and bitter loss, and cultivated within the world’s strangest embrace — sudden celebrity.

In Electric Century, Mikey joins forces with longtime friend Dave Debiak (Sleep Station, New London Fire), whose songwriting captures demons, addiction and despair, then holds them up plainly against the happy facade that we show to the world.

TRACKLIST:

1.  Right There
2.  I Lied
3.  Hail the Saints
4.  If Heaven Will Have Me (Exclusive Record Store Day Track)”

Last year, the group released two tracks, “Let You Get Away” and “I Lied” to give people a taste of what to expect from the new project.

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).
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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.

All Time Low are “Kids in the Dark” on New Song

After teasing a new song over the weekend on Twitter, All Time Low have dropped a second new song from their upcoming new album, Future Hearts.

The new song, which was revealed during the teasers online is titled “Kids in the Dark.”

Check out the song on iTunes or here while the band participate in a “Twitter Listening Party” with their followers.

“Kids in the Dark” joins previous single, “Something’s Gotta Give” on Future Hearts. The new album, the Baltimore based band’s sixth studio album, is due out on April 7 through Hopeless Records.

In support of the album, All Time Low will be heading out on their Future Hearts tour which is slated to begin on April 15 in Lowell, MA at The Tsongas Center. The tour will then wrap up in the boys’ hometown of Baltimore on May 24 at the Pier Six Pavilion. Tickets for that tour are currently available on the band’s website alongside the album pre-orders.