Good Charlotte drops music video for ‘War’

It’s been a while since Good Charlotte has released a new music video, but when you’re touring non-stop behind some new tunes, it’s almost expected. On Tuesday (Aug. 22), the Maryland-based band changed that when they released the official music video for their latest single, “War.” The music video begins with the band playing in what appears to be a basement, but quickly changes to a kid sitting in a darkly lit room, watching a program on the television.

The viewer watches the kid’s father appears out of nowhere and begins to throw a tantrum, throwing mail across the living room as his son sits silently in front of the television. Soon, his mother joins his father in the living room and a shouting match begins. Things only get worse when the three of them try to sit down for dinner and the shouting match continues.

Trying to escape from the tension, he heads to the park to play, but realizes how alone he really is. Instead of staying, he head to an arcade where he witnesses a bully push a girl from a game console so that he can play. All around, the bully and his group of mindless followers are seen poking fun at the girl’s expense even though she hadn’t done anything. Knowing how it feels to be in a sticky situation like that, the kid comes to her aid and they both leave the bullies and issues behind them. Watch the music video for “War” above.

“War” joins” Keep Swinging,” “Life Changes,” “Makeshift Love,” “Life Can’t Get Much Better” and “40 oz. Dream” on Good Charlotte’s “comeback” album, Youth Authority. The record, the group’s sixth studio album, was released in the summer of 2016.

In support of the album, the group has been touring behind its release non-stop. Coming up, the band will embark on the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea cruise at the end of October. Good Charlotte will join Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, the Starting Line, and many more on the cruise’s maiden voyage.

Warped Rewind at Sea will take place during the weekend of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017. The excursion will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. In addition to the lengthy list of performers, the cruise will also feature DJs, comedians, a Q&A session with Lyman, activities and autograph sessions with the artists, “Emo Nite” parties, and more.

Sum 41 unleash music video for new single


A couple of weeks after announcing a massive fall tour, Sum 41 has returned with a brand new music video. On Thursday (Aug. 25), the Canadian band unveiled the music video for the first official single off of their upcoming album, 13 Voices. Earlier in the week, the band had taken to Facebook to announced that they had decided on “War” as the official lead single from the impending record, though in June, they released “Fake My Own Death.”

“Hey everyone. I wanted to let you know that we have picked the official 1st single from our new record #13Voices,” the band wrote on Facebook on Monday (Aug. 22). “We will be releasing the song at 12am et on August 25th. This song is called ‘WAR.'” The music video for the song is simpler than the internet parody clip they created for “Fake My Own Death.”

The almost four-minute video begins with a woman driving a convertible in the middle of the desert. Eventually, she reaches an airplane wreckage and parks the car. She gets out and goes to the trunk of the car and pulls out frontman Deryck Whibley, leaving him in the sand. Throughout the clip, we see Whibley walking around the wreckage as the band performs inside of the bare plane. As Whibley walks around the wreckage he stops and see items in the sand. The items include a doodle, a stripped shirt, a guitar, a skateboard and a bottle of whiskey. Watch the complete video for “War” below.

According to a Facebook post which accompanied the new song’s video, Whibley explained just how the song came to be. “So we have officially picked the first single now. This song is called ‘War,’ I picked this song because of it’s importance to me,” the post, written by Whibley begins. “I feel this song literally saved my life. I was at my absolute lowest point of what seemed like a never-ending recovery. I was at a tipping point where I could have easily just given up and went back to my old ways of alcohol abuse which would’ve ended up killing me, which at the time felt like a better option. When all of a sudden, in mid-thought, these lyrics sort of appeared in my head and I grabbed a pencil and paper instead of a bottle and started writing.

The note continues: “When I read it back to myself, I realized I had written words that I would need to live up to if I wanted to survive. Whenever I had any thoughts of giving up, I would read these lyrics myself. To remind me that I need to keep fighting harder and what it was exactly I was fighting for.”

“War” will join “Fake My Own Death” on Sum 41’s sixth studio album. 13 Voices is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Hopeless Records. In support of the new album, the band will embark on their “Don’t Call it a Sum-Back” tour. The trek will kick off on Oct. 5 at the House of Blues in Orlando and wrap up a month later on Nov. 6 at the Mayan in Los Angeles. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

The Devil Wears Prada Announce “Zombie 5” Tour


The Devil Wears Prada will be celebrating the fifth birthday of their Zombie EP in a big way; by going on a tour.

Taking a page out of several other bands’ book, The Devil wear Prada will perform the record, in full, at each of their stops.

The tour will begin on March 15 in Nashville at Rocketown and will wrap up April 16 in Chicago at the House of Blues. Full tour dates can be seen below.

Going along for the North American trek as the supporting acts are Born of Osiris, The Word Alive, and Secrets.

In a message fans, TDWP frontman Mike Hrancia wrote:

“When we started discussing the idea of playing the Zombie EP front to back, it was clear and evident that the five-year anniversary would be the perfect time to commemorate. I love seeing old records and releases performed and celebrated years after their release, and with that I know how excited we are to announce the Zombie 5 Tour.”

But as if the “Zombie 5” Tour wasn’t enough, the band have also released a new music video for “War” from 2013’s 8:18.


Mar. 15 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

Mar. 17 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

Mar. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater

Mar. 20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Mar. 21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

Mar. 22 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

Mar. 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live

Mar. 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater

Mar. 27 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

Mar. 28 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre

Mar. 29 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Mar. 31 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

Apr. 01 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

Apr. 03 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Apr. 04 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

Apr. 06 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

Apr. 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

Apr. 08 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Apr. 09 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Apr. 10 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Apr. 11 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

Apr. 13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Apr. 14 – Rochester, NY @ Anthology

Apr. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls

Apr. 16 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues