Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lostprophets Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years.

When Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was arrested a year ago, I was shocked. I never imagined that I would be sitting here a year later writing out the results of his trial. 

In the past year it's become clear that Ian Watkins committed several child related sex crimes. He was denied bail and has been awaiting trial in prison all year. He was, at one point, placed on suicide watch. Around the same time, the rest of the Lostprophets band publicly announced their break up. 

After pleading guilty to a long list of sex crimes involving children including sexual assault and creating child pornography, Ian Watkins was sentenced to 29 years in prison with another 6 years on license. Identified only as "Woman A" and "Woman B", two mothers accused of participating in his abuse of their children were sentenced to 14 and 17 years respectively. 

I can only hope this horrific story is over and Ian will get some much needed help in the coming years. I also hope that the shock and pain will ease for the other members of Lostprophets and in time they will be able to move in new directions with the same unwavering support that they've seen in the last year. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones "Foreverly"

Billie Joe + Norah - Foreverly
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has teamed up with singer Norah Jones. The two Grammy winners got together to cover The Everly Brothers record "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us".

The new record titled "Foreverly" is available now. Click the link to download from iTunes or listen on Spotify now.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Paramore "Daydreaming" video

Paramore has released their music video for "Daydreaming" off their self-titled album. 
The video is part live show and part small town dreamers preparing for a Paramore show. Naturally, the two story lines meet up when the girls sneak backstage to look for Hayley Williams, who waves before they are thrown out.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mayday Parade releases new album.

Mayday Parade - Monsters in the Closet
Mayday Parade released the new album "Monsters in the Closet" on October 8th.

Click the link to download "Monsters" from iTunes or check it out on Spotify now.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Go Radio announces break up

When Jason Lancaster left Mayday Parade in 2007, he quickly formed a new band called Go Radio. Now, two albums and almost seven years later, he's decided the time has come for a new direction. After touring with Warped tour this summer, they announced that Jason had decided to retire from the road and spend time with his wife. The other members chose not to replace and said it wouldn't be Go Radio without all four of them. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lostprophets announce break up as Ian Watkins awaits trial.

It's been nearly a year since Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was arrested for a series of sexual crimes involving children. Although the remaining members of the band have been relatively quiet since the arrest, the break up wasn't official until October 1st. They posted a statement on their Facebook page announcing that after fifteen years and this shocking turn of events they wouldn't be continuing as Lostprophets. 

Due to the removal of the Lostprophets Facebook page, you can now read the statement here:

To our fans:
After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets. Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we'll be forever grateful for all you've given us. As we look forward to the next phase of our lives, we can only hope to be surrounded by people as devoted and inspiring as you guys have been. 
Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike, and Stu

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Tonight Alive Stream "The Other Side"

Tonight Alive already released their new record "The Other Side" in Australia, but it won't be released here in the states until September 10th. Fortunately for us, they're streaming it right now!

Listen to Tonight Alive's new album "The Other Side" on VEVO now, complete with commentary about the songs from TA front-woman Jenna McDougall herself, and pick up "The Other Side" on September 10th.