Peter Sterne, writing for Politico, on how Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker Media, has filed for bankruptcy:
“Gawker Media Group’s resilient brands and people will thrive under new ownership, when the sale closes in the next few weeks,” he wrote. “On this bitter day for me, I am consoled by the fact that my colleagues will soon be freed from this tech billionaire’s vendetta.”
Hogan sued Denton, Gawker and Daulerio in 2012, after the news site published a short excerpt of one of Hogan’s sex tapes. Peter Thiel, a billionaire technology venture capitalist who dislikes Gawker, secretly funded Hogan’s lawsuit against the company.
Sum 41’s Chuck is getting a re-pressing via SRC Vinyl. The run is limited to 500 and will be released on September 9th.
Sonny Moore (Skrillex) played a new clip of a song he called “Bonus Track” on a Beats 1 show over the weekend.
After From First to Last’s Facebook page shared the post … the rumor mill has been going into overdrive.
Yellowcard have announced that former drummer, Longineu Parsons III, will not be playing with the band on their final tour.
Bayside have released their new video for “I’ve Been Dead All Day.”
Green Day will be releasing their new single “Bang Bang” on August 11th.
Emarosa is at the top of the charts and on “Cloud 9” with their new album 131. The band chats with me on the red carpet at the APMAs.
Real Friends are currently on the road promoting their recent album, The Home Inside My Head, out now on Fearless Records. I spoke with the band on the third annual APMA’s red carpet.
Vinnie Caruana talked with Punkvideosrock about his solo album, Survivors Guilt, sleeping in the studio, finding a way to be a full-time musician, and a bit about The Movielife and what may be ahead.
Kanye West has released his video for “Wolves.”
Mayday Parade have been going strong for over ten years after their humble beginning in Tallahassee, Florida. The band is currently rocking their way across American on the Warped Tour. At the APMAs the band played alongside The Maine, with special guest Stephan Jenkins. I spoke briefly with the band about their success in this red carpet interview.
Light Years will be releasing an acoustic EP on September 9th through Rude Records. They’ve posted up a stream of “Let You Down.”
The Chainsmokers have released their new song “Closer” (feat. Halsey). Gotta love that Blink-182 reference.
Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface has gone platinum.
Twenty One Pilots celebrates its first million-selling album in the U.S., as Blurryface crosses the million sales mark. The album sold another 13,000 copies in the week ending July 21, according to Nielsen Music, bringing its total sales to 1.005 million.
Atmosphere have released their new song, “No Biggie.”
Refused have released a video for “Servants of Death” via Rolling Stone. The band will also be releasing a digital deluxe version of their last album, Freedom.
The video comes on the same day the band announces the “Digital Deluxe” version of Freedom. This edition features “Stolen Voices,” originally released as the bonus track of the Japanese version, and a live version of “Thought Is Blood.”