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Blink 182 Team up With Doritos For Virtual Show

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As previously reported HERE, pop-punk megastars Blink 182 posted cryptic photos back in April showing the trio performing in front of a green screen.

Yesterday bassist Mark Hoppus revealed that the band were actually recording a free virtual show with Outkast’s Big Boi that will be available online on 6th July. After the words “free” “blink” and “concert” were used in the same sentence, unsurprisingly the first 500 advance tickets sold out within the first hour, possibly being sped along by Hoppus posting this update on his official Twitter: ‘remember that green screen stuff a little bit ago? blink-182. onstage. free. check it out HERE.”

According to the ticketmaster website, tickets can still become available by buying a packet of the special Doritos on the day of the show. Details are still currently a little hazy, but due to the website stating that a webcam is required it seems that the green screen will be filled with the happy faces of the ‘audience’. Unfortunately we believe this is currently just available to those in the US, more as we get it.

What do you think on this particular piece of marketing genius? We bet the people at Doritos are sitting on a pile of cash rubbing their bellies and chowing down on solid gold doritos, or at least we hope they are…



Taking Back Sunday Add Leeds Date To UK Tour

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Taking Back Sunday have boosted their July/August residency in the UK by adding an extra date at Leeds Met University for August 2nd.

The Long Islanders will be playing on the mainstage of Sonisphere Festival the day before with Linkin Park, Heaven and Hell and Coheed and Cambria before heading off to Europe for a host of other festival performances in support of their arguably career-best album ‘New Again’. Tickets are now on sale for all of their UK shows, with full dates on TBSOfficial Website. The band have also added a number of US shows for everyone in the States, with full pre-sale info and dates also being found on the link above.

The UK tour is currently as follows:

26th July: Dublin Academy, Dubin, United Kingdom

27th July: Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, United Kingdom

29th July: Glasgow ABC 1, Glasgow United Kingdom

30th July: Liverpool Academy, Liverpool United Kingdom

31st July: Cardiff University, Cardiff  United Kingdom
 

 

1st August: Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth United Kingdom
 

 

2nd August: Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom

With a full week before they hit Germany we’re hoping that TBS will be able to squeeze in a few more dates in the UK aswell as doing the usual sightseeing. Where are you seeing them? Sonisphere or somewhere else?



Nightmare Of You Post New Song “Experimental Bed”

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Eccentric indie-tinged rockers Nightmare Of You have posted a new song from forthcoming album “Infomaniac“.

On the band’s tour widget, which you can view RIGHT HERE, you can be one of the first to listen to “Experimental Bed”, whilst other new song, “I Think I’m Getting Older” is also available on their Official Myspace.

Thoughts?

We think “Experimental Bed” is probably a bit soft for our anti-indie tastes, although Brandon’s voice has never sounded better. “I Think I’m Getting Older”, however is still stuck in our heads since our first listen last week, which is always a good sign and is definitely enough of a glimse to excite us even more for ‘Infomaniac’ which is set for release on August 4th.

If you’re not yet familiar with the wonderously weird Nightmare Of You, you can read our feature on the band and check out our picks for the five hottest bands of the moment in Fancore’s Your New Favourite Bands Feature.



My Chemical Romance Issue Updates On New Album

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Modern-day rock heroes My Chemical Romance have issued fans with some much-needed updates on how the first stages of recording are going. The NJ quintet are currently into the first week of tracking their fourth studio album, set with the unenviable task of following 2006’s multi-platinum larger-than-life rock opera The Black Parade. And during all of this, lead-guitarist Ray Toro has been kind enough to blog daily updates on official website MyChemicalRomance.com:

Day 3 of tracking: Things are still motoring along. Bob [Bryar] is playing great, so we’re continuing the fast pace. Great vibe here at the studio, Brendan is a lot of fun to work with, and is very focused and energetic. Rest of the band is playing great too. The time in rehearsals really paid off, as we’re getting a good idea of what songs will sound like when therest of tracking is done.”

“I can’t say enough how happy I am with the band. The roughs sound UNBELIEVABLE, its crazy to me how much better and tighter as a band we’ve gotten. It makes me feel really good in the age of “digital performers” that we could go in and track live and still have it sound amazing…”

Toro blogged as recently as yesterday noting: “After a few days of tracking guitars and bass, G has moved on to vocals for a few songs. Everything is turning out great.”

With the band working as quickly as they seem to be, we could definitely be looking at a release before the year is out! We may even get a sneak preview of the new album live when MCR play SummerSonic in Japan this August.

Anyone still worried that the new album won’t be as good as previous efforts, never fear, guitarist Frank Iero issued this on his Official Twitter account: “Our new record is probably going to ruin all of your lives. prepare. Load up on canned goods and distilled water fuckers your gonna need it.” Sounds exactly like our sort of record!



Pete Wentz: “Folie A Deux” could be FOB’s last album

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The most vocal member of Fall Out Boy, bassist mainman Pete Wentz has sent the forums and hearts of fangirls around the world into near breakdown by hinting that the end of FOB may be nigh.

Whilst chatting to fans through his official Twitter, Wentz dropped the bombshell by refusing to comment on when we can expect the new Fall Out Boy album, describing 2008’s Folie A Deux as the band’s “possible Swan Song”.

The Question posed and Wentz’ answer can be viewed below:

“Q: Can we expect a new FOB CD next year?
A: I’m not sure. This may be the swan song. But we might have another in us. We’ll see.”So what do you think? Are you surprised as this revelation? Do you think it’s just a random comment that will lead to nothing, or does this predict the end of  the much-loved pop-punk quartet.

UPDATE: In an email to MTV.com Wentz has today (23rd June) assured fans that the future of the band is still solid what sounds awfully like his attempt to backtrack.
When asked if his comments were meant to imply the end of Fall Out Boy he said: “No, we’re not calling it quits, but [we’ve got] no future album plans right now. We can’t quit, we’re waiting to get fired.”



Green Day Post “21 Guns” Official Video

Green Day have posted their brand new video for the too-good-to-be-true single “21 Guns” over at their official myspace- Myspace.com/GreenDay. For those of us in the UK, you can check out the video RIGHT HERE.

 The single marks the trio’s second release from possibly the greatest album of 2009 so far, “21st Century Breakdown”. What are you thoughts on the new vid?



Fear Factory cancel Sonisphere reunion

 Legendary Metallers Fear Factory have had to sadly pull out of the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, UK. This incarnation of the band would have reunited vocalist Burton C Bell with guitarist Dino Cazares with the band completed by legendary ex-Testament and Death drummer Gene Hoglan and Fear Factory’s current bassist Byron Stroud.

However legal wranglings have ensued over the use of the name, as Bell and Stroud are the only ones entitled legally to use the name, along with pre-reunion guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera.

Sonisphere had this to say on their official Twitter page:

“Good news is that we have an extra main stage band to announce. Bad news Fear Factory just pulled out (no that is not a euphemism)”

More on this story as we get it.