Riot Fest 2018 will be taking place September 14-16 in Chicago’s Douglas Park. Tickets will go on holiday presale tomorrow at 8 AM PST on their website.
Anna Gaca, writing for Spin:
In recent days, the Bixlers have further accused Scientology of harassing and monitoring them personally, apparently in reaction to Chrissie’s allegation. “Our phones and computers have been tapped and the Church has been outsourcing private investigators and various thugs to follow and try and intimidate my family under the policy known as fair game,” Cedric Bixler-Zavala wrote on Twitter. “If anything happens to my wife while I’m gone on tour then you’ll know why.”
Federal regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use, and at what cost.
The move sets the stage for a crucial vote next month at the Federal Communications Commission that could reshape the entire digital ecosystem. The FCC’s Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, has made undoing the government’s net neutrality rules one of his top priorities, and Tuesday’s move hands a win to broadband companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.
Fuck these guys, and specifically fuck Ajit Pai.
Romantic Rock has announced the second annual “Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Holiday Art Show.” This year will feature artwork from Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio and Blink-182, Chali 2NA of Jurassic 5, Hunter Burgan of AFI, Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals, Matt Hensley of Flogging Molly, Jennie Cotterill of Bad Cop / Bad Cop, and more. The full press release can be found below.
Brittany Hodak, writing at Forbes:
Reputation sold north 1.2 million units in its first measured week. The other 199 albums on the Billboard 200 combined sold only 723,000 units when streaming consumption and song sales are excluded (only four tracks from Reputation are available on streaming services). That means for every 10 albums sold last week, more than six of them were Reputation.
When streaming and digital track sales are included, Reputation still accounts for more than a third of all music consumption in the United States last week.
“Everyone else had kinda disappeared, and it’s now like 9 in the morning, so it’s one of those kinda parties,” Whibley said. “Julian and I [were] in the lobby drinking, and I just told him, ‘We got this idea for this video. What do you think? Do we have your blessing or do you hate it?’ And he was dying laughing. He goes, ‘Please do it! You have to do it.’ So we said, alright, cool, we have his blessing.”
“The way we looked at it was how quickly genres can come and go, and you can be the It band of a genre, and all of a sudden, a year later, it’s a whole new thing,” Whibley said. “That’s why the intro was so important to us because it set up that we’re making fun of ourselves. We’re irrelevant now because of all these new bands that are the new cool thing.”