Ben Stiller, writing on Medium:
I got diagnosed with prostate cancer Friday, June 13th, 2014. On September 17th of that year I got a test back telling me I was cancer free. The three months in between were a crazy roller coaster ride with which about 180,000 men a year in America can identify.
Balance and Composure have released a new video for “Afterparty.”
Ben Affleck revealed during a recent interview that his upcoming Batman film will probably be titled The Batman.
Between 2002 and 2009, Bruce Springsteen released five studio albums. Rather remarkably, that statistic made the aughts Springsteen’s most prolific decade ever. The Boss fired off four straight classics in the 1970s (Greetings from Asbury Park, The Wild, The Innocent, The E Street Shuffle, Born to Run, and Darkness on the Edge of Town) and put out four more in the 1980s (The River, Nebraska, Born in the U.S.A. and Tunnel of Love) before faltering in both quality and output in the 1990s. (The last decade of the millennium only saw Human Touch, Lucky Town, and The Ghost of Tom Joad, all of which are among Springsteen’s weakest LPs.)
The 2000s, though, brought the man back to life. Suddenly, Springsteen albums (and good ones) were a regular occurrence again. During the seven years that elapsed between 2002 and 2009, we got three E Street Band records (The Rising, Magic, and Working on a Dream), one acoustic album (Devils & Dust), and one tribute record (The Seeger Sessions). Four of those five records are worthwhile (Working on a Dream is the dud), and two are genuine classics (The Rising and Magic both recapture the…well, “magic” of the E Street Band’s golden age). However, there’s still an argument to be made that the three best Springsteen albums of the 2000s weren’t even written by Bruce, but by guys named Brandon, Craig, and Brian.
You’ll find the following bands on your television screen this week: Norah Jones (Fallon; 10/5), Green Day (Fallon; 10/6), Sum 41 (Colbert; 10/3), Miike Snow (Conan; 10/4), OneRepublic (Ellen; 10/7).
Owel’s Equal Vision Records’ debut is now available for pre-order.
Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 was a guest on the latest episode of the 929 Podcast.
Kacey Musgraves has announced she’ll be doing a Christmas tour, dates can be found below.
Creeper have released their new single, “Suzanne,” from their upcoming album Eternity, In Your Arms. The album will be out on March 24th, 2017.
Nora Jones has released hew new single “Tragedy.”
Kevin Devine has released his new song “Instigator.”
You Me at Six have released their new song “Plus One.”
Waterparks have released their new song “Hawaii (Stay Awake)” on Spotify and Apple Music.
NOFX’s new album First Ditch Effort can be streamed below.
Frontman JT Daly details the journey behind Paper Route’s new album Real Emotion, the process of rediscovering an excitement for music, the struggle of writing about mental health and why it’s OK to get healthy, and the darks days surrounding Absence.
Anthony Green has released his new video for “A Reason To Stay.” He and his wife, Meredith Green, also spoke with Billboard about how beating heroin addiction inspired his latest album:
This album is just a celebration of the realness of relationships, which is sometimes very shitty. I can’t imagine anybody in my life I’ve been more vulnerable with than my wife. That also leaves you very wide open for shots. You sort of walk this fine line of being like, “There’s this person who can destroy me emotionally.” And the reality of it is that you do that to each other sometimes. And I think that learning how to bounce back from that is what makes a relationship stronger, or what breaks a relationship apart. I needed to [make this album] ‘cause in processing this stuff right now in my life, I’ve been going so many times, “Is this something I should be giving up or is this something I should be fighting hard for?” And that confusion on that question has come up in our marriage. Being on the other side of that, I feel like it’s always better to work through things. I think dealing with that was really why the record came out.
Eve 6’s self-titled album is now up for pre-order on vinyl.
Trophy Eyes have released a new video for “Breathe You In.”