John Nolan to Release New Music Compilation

John Nolan has unveiled a new compilation with proceeds going to the ACLU. Music For Everyone will be released this spring:

Artists who have committed to donating rare or unreleased music to the compilation include Taking Back Sunday, Anti-Flag, Answering Machine, Baggage, Chris Farren, Potty Mouth, Brendan Kelly, Anthony Green, Frank Iero, Dave Hause, Sleep On It, Jared Hart, Cassino, Dead Heavens featuring Walter Schreifels, Allison Weiss, Brett Newski and more artists to be announced.

United Nations – “Stairway to Mar-a-Lago”

United Nations have released their new song “Stairway to Mar-a-Lago.” Noisey debuted the track and point out that it is not Geoff Rickly on vocals:

[S]inger Geoff Rickly has stepped down from vocal duties. But recognizing that these are dark times and the world needs UN’s brand of satirical political commentary now more than ever, the band is soldiering on and has recruited a friend to fill in on their new song, “Stairway to Mar-a-Lago.”

Hobbies, Work, and Everything Between (Encore Episode 141)

Encore 141

On this week’s episode of Encore I am joined by special guest Jacob Tender. This week we discuss AbsolutePunk.net, SpinMedia, UnderTheGun and a lot of behind the scenes chaos that plagued the music web community over the past few years. Then we move into a discussion about creating things and the balance between hobbies, work, and everything between. We look at what it’s like to create things, when to know if they’ve failed, and why it is we both feel a need to create and put things out into the world. There’s also talk about the new MacBooks with Touchbar, some thoughts on AirPods, as well as collecting media and how we track what we listen to, read, and watch.

Some Updates From Travis Barker

Travis Barker was on “The Kevin & Bean Show” to talk about his Musink festival. He mentioned that Blink-182 have 13 songs recorded for the new deluxe version of California, and that they want to release the deluxe version now while the album is still doing well and not hold the songs until the end of 2018 which would have been the earliest they could release a new album. He also mentioned recording a new Goldfinger album with John Feldmann, so, that’s some news.

The full interview can be found on Facebook.