Steel Panther Announce Plans To Rock The UK

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Lock up your daughters, your mother, grandmother, brothers and sisters. Don your leathers and for god’s sake do not leave the house without half a bottle of hairspray and an appropriately metal-style headband. Steel Panther have announced a mini UK tour for this September, leaving no member of your immediate family safe from their fist-pumping brand of hard-faced glam rock.

You can catch America’s latest love affair before they are strictly confined to playing stadiums, at the following dates:

13 – BIRMINGHAM Academy 2
14 – MANCHESTER Club Academy
16 – LONDON Camden Electric Ballroom

Billy Talent Plan UK October Tour


Canadian post-hardcore favourites Billy Talent have announced they will be trekking across the UK later in the year in support their newly released and already warmly recieved latest album, Billy Talent III.

You can catch quartet this October and November at the following shows:

19 – LEEDS Academy
20 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
21 – SHEFFIELD Academy
23 – GLASGOW Barrowland
25 – DUBLIN Olympia
26 – MANCHESTER Academy
27 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
29 – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall

01 – LONDON Brixton AcademyTickets go on sale for all venues on the 24th July. And as usual, if you’re a lucky o2 customer, you can get tickets for all o2 shows 48 hours before the rest of the world.

The Offspring Post New Video “Shit Is Fucked Up”/”Stuff Is Messed Up”

Orange County Punk icons The Offspring have unveiled the new video for upcoming single “Shit Is Fucked Up” (Censored to the slightly less poetic “Stuff Is Messed Up“), which you can view above.

The single is the band’s third to be taken from eighth studio album ‘Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace’ and also provides the title for the band’s upcoming World tour, which makes a quick stop in the UK this August for London and Manchester shows. Be sure to get your tickets to truly marvel in Dexter Holland and co’s legendary brand of punk rock.

Ryan Ross: “Panic! At The Disco Split Was Amicable”


After news spread last week of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker’s decision to leave Panic! At The Disco (full story reported HERE), fans have been left reeling and wanting a better of explanation of why the split had to happen.

Founder of the band, Ryan Ross has spoken to MTV to explain exactly what the “creative differences” were between himself and frontman Brendon Urie that forced hisdeparture:

“It’s been a little while, a few months since we started thinking that this might be the best thing to do.” Ross told “Jon and I had been writing a bunch of stuff on the road, and it just got to a point when we were off tour…that it became pretty apparent that we all weren’t wanting to go in the same direction. There was a period where we weren’t really talking to each other all that much, and Jon and I were just living at my house and continuing to write. And we kind of realized we needed to get over not speaking and figure out what was actually going on. So we all sat down and pretty much came to the conclusion that the best thing for everyone was to do what we did.”

Many fans had speculated that Ryan and Jon were reluctant to return to the band’s signature sound, especially after the remaining members of Panic! posted a new demo last week (found HERE) that sounded distinctly similar to debut A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. According to Ross, both parties had two very drastic directions that they wanted the band to go in:

Brendon has always been a fan of pop music, but that’s such a broad term, because I guess I would say I would be too, but in a different way. Jon and I are still very much influenced by the Beatles and Beach Boys stuff and the Kinks and stuff like that. And so that’s the stuff we were writing at my house … that’s the stuff we’re going to make now. I haven’t heard any of Brendon and [drummer] Spencer [Smith]’s stuff, to be honest.”

Despite his lack of knowledge of his former bandmate’s affairs, he assures fans that the split has not ruined the foursome’s friendship: “There was really no argument, which is really the best way that could’ve worked out. … I think really everybody will be happy doing what we’re doing. Me and Jon are really excited about what we’re working on, and those guys are happy too. I guess it got to the point where there might have been too many cooks in the kitchen.”

The same, however can perhaps not be said for Ross’s former mentor, Decaydance Records top-dog/Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz: “I haven’t spoken to him in a while, since this happened. I guess I’ve been meaning to call him back. He called me, but I’ve missed a lot of phone calls this week,” Ross said. “We’re not sure [whether Ross’ and Walker’s new band will be on Wentz’s Decaydance Records]. I’ll have to talk to him, but obviously from what’s happening online, I think he’s … he’s written a lot about them. I don’t know if they’re working together on their stuff. I’m not really sure, but it’s been awhile since we’ve spoken. It’s strange. It’s kind of weird.”

Gallows For Intimate UK Shows
July 14, 2009, 8:14 pm
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Herts Hardcore quintet, Gallows have announced a full run of November and December UK shows in support of aptly-titled new album, Grey Britain.

You can check out one of the fastest-rising punk bands of the moment at the following shows, (as long as you’re prepared to get your face ripped off by the charming Frank Carter):

26 – NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
27 – COVENTRY Kasbah
28 – LIVERPOOL Academy 2
29 – ABERDEEN Moshulu
30 – DUNDEE Fat Sams

03 – YORK Duchess
04 – STOKE Sugarmill
05 – DERBY Rockhouse
08 – EXETER Lemon Grove
09 – FALMOUTH Pavillions
10 – BOURNEMOUTH Old Fire Station
12 – KINGSTON The Peel
13 – COLCHESTER Arts Centre
14 – CAMBRIDGE Junction

Tickets go on general sale from July 17th but if you’re a Gallows-diehard and signed up to their mailing list (if not sign up HERE) you can get tickets from July 15th.

Trivium Announce 2010 UK Tour


Trivium have announced that they will be scouring the UK next March for Into The Mouth Of Hell We Tour, ensured to give your 2010 a bit of a kick up the arse.

Catch the Floridian Metallers at the following dates:

05th – CARDIFF University
06th – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
07th – STOKE Victoria Hall
08th – LEEDS Met Uni
10th – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
11th – INVERNESS Ironworks
12th – GLASGOW Barrowlands
13th – MANCHESTER Academy
16th – PORTSMOUTH Pyramid Centre
17th – LONDON Koko
18th – LONDON Koko
20th – OXFORD O2 Academy
22nd – FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall
23rd – WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
24th – BRISTOL O2 Academy

Tickets are now on sale and available from

The New ‘Panic! At The Disco’ Post Demo

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The remaining members of Panic! At The Disco (yes, the exclamation point seems to be making a return) have posted a short clip of their new material on their Official Website.

The post comes only days after songwriter and guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker announced that they would be quitting the band, leaving singer Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith to go it alone.

Despite the split, Panic! are still adamant that business will continue as usual, with the band still on track to tour with Blink 182 this summer. The demo looks to be in key with what Fall Out Boy/Decaydance Records mainman Pete Wentz described as “a natural progression from (debut album) ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’.

And after a turmultuous week which threatened the end, here at FANCORE we’re happy to hear the first snippets of the new Panic duo and excited about what their future brings. Head on over to to hear the preview aswell as a short message from Spencer.