Alternative Press talked with AFI’s Jade Puget about their upcoming album.
Yeah, definitely. The whole recording was different, especially with me stepping up to produce after all this time. I’d compose the entire song and demo it out before we hit the studio, so a lot of the production was done early on. Matt was awesome and we worked really well together—that whole thing was very different for me and very different for the band. In the studio, we tried to make it flow and work very naturally because we don’t love being in the studio. That’s the work part of it and we love the creative part, the writing, and the enjoyment part is going on the road. So I did the vocals with Davey [Havok], just he and I in a room together while the drums were being tracked. Dave and I have always just wanted to do the vocals just the two of us and make a record like that. It was awesome and I loved it.
Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 spoke with TMZ about how the Oakland fire should have artists thinking more about safety.
Morrissey has canceled the rest of his North American tour. Shocker.
MxPx have shared their annual Christmas song, “Another Christmas.” You can grab a free download of the song if you join the band’s mailing list.
Bruno Mars has released a video for “24K Magic” featuring the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
Acceptance’s new album will be called Colliding by Design. They’ve posted up the artwork on Twitter and those that have pre-ordered the album can stream a new song on Pledge Music. Look for the new album next year.
As we enter December I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for visiting our website each day. November was one of the best months our forum has seen since we launched, and I’m starting to gear up for the new year. I have some ideas to make our membership options a little more straight forward, and streamline everything on that end as we continue to expand coverage and grow our community. In the meantime, a huge thank you to everyone that has become a supporting member and helped us outpace even my conservative estimates of where we might be by the end of the year.
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Sia, Karen O, members of Green Day and Radiohead, and over a hundred other musicians, have signed an open letter written by Kate Nash to President Obama regarding the North Dakota Access Pipeline:
We are writing to express our shock at the treatment of the people of Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota. We are deeply disturbed by the police actions that have been taking place, where non violent protests have been and continue to be met with extremely aggressive tactics including; being shot with water canons in below freezing temperatures, chemical weapons, rubber bullets, and attack dogs. These are the same inhumane methods used during WWII and the Civil Rights Movement.
Morrissey speaks out via True to You about the Bank of England’s new non-vegan £5 note.
If it had been revealed by the Bank of England that the new British Five Pound note contained slices of cat or dog, the country would be in an uproar. But because we have been trained to accept the vicious slaughter of cows, sheep and pigs, the UK media can only make light of the use of tallow in the new British fiver because animal slaughter is thought to be outside of the human grasp and concern. However, whether you care about animals or not, the use of their sliced bodies in the new five pound note evokes a mood and a vibration that displays a gaping hole in human intelligence and in the human race as a compassionate idea. It also tells us that the Bank Of England has no understanding of doing anything in our time that revives the human image from basic savagery. If you feel that the use of animal flesh should not be a moral issue, then you should assert your conviction by donating your own body to the Bank Of England for decorative use in future five pound notes.
Matt Pryor’s new album, Memento Mori, is now up for pre-order. It’ll be released on February 17th and the first single “A Small Explosion” is up for stream.
Petal have released their video for “Chandelier Thief.”
The Rolling Stones have released their new video for “Ride ‘Em On Down.” It features Kristen Stewart.
Drake is Spotify’s most streamed artist for the second year in a row.
“Drake has been unstoppable this year – he’s a true global superstar,” said Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content & Chief Strategy Officer. ”With the top album and the top song this year, as well as his successful Summer Sixteen tour, Drake continues to engage his fans in a way that only Drake can; it’s no surprise he is dominating the music industry.”
Panic! at the Disco grabs the most emo plays.
Music Forum: Members EOTY Lists 2016