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Video: A Day To Remember- I’m Made Of Wax Larry…

On the back of their incredible UK tour, pop punk/hardcore mob A Day To Remember have released the video for upcoming single, ‘I’m Made Of Wax Larry, What Are You Made Of?

Aside from being one of the best songs off 2009’s epic ‘Homesick‘ the video features cheerleaders, kick ball, synchronised headbanging and even a child being subjected to a chokeslam,  the latter possibly being the definition of ‘Awesome’.

So no excuses, the video is above for you to feast your hungry eyes upon. For those who didn’t catch ADTR along with Architects and Your Demise, we won’t rub it in too much but make sure you don’t miss the band on their next visit.



Green Day: Rock Band For 2010 Release
December 13, 2009, 4:35 pm
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After the success of Beatles: Rock Band it seems that the people at Harmonix/MTV are set to unleash a new band-centric title in teh hugely successful rhythm game franchise in the form of a full Green Day: Rock Band game scheduled for 2010.

The following statement has been released by MTV:

“This game will feel like a natural extension of Green Day and their music that will deepen the fans’ connection to the band and their history,” said Alex Rigopulos, CEO and co-founder of Harmonix Music Systems. “Fans will be able to enjoy some of the greatest songs from the Green Day catalogue in this standalone game or via Rock Band due to full export capability. We are thrilled to work with Green Day to revisit key moments from their career, including their likenesses, content and imagery, through our innovative form of musical interaction.”

Besides confirming a global release in 2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii, the the track list will be fully exportable, allowing you to play the songs or Rock Band 1 or 2. This exportable option is only for PS3 and Xbox 360, not Wii, however. ”

With the recent Green Day global takeover, it isn’t a surprise that one of the most successful and mainstream acts of the decade are to follow the Fab Four’s footsteps. Will you be buying the game or do you think that bands like Led Zeppelin should be first in line above the pop punks?

  The just released teaser trailer for the game can be viewed above.



Weezer man to write with Katy Perry

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Weezer front-god Rivers Cuomo will enter the studio to work on new material with kooky cutie Katy Perry next week. Cuomo revealed the news in an interview with US site Buzznet, during a word-association game in which Perry’s name came up.

The alt-rock singer told the site “We’re writing together next week. Can’t wait!”

Both artists have a taste for the quirkier end of their chosen genres, Fancore reckons the resulting material could be interesting to say the least.

Mr J



Fall Out Boy Release New Songs In Greatest Hits

Fall Out Boy are planning to release a Greatest Hits bundle, which will include the band’s first new material since 2008’s Folie A Deux. 

The first of the new tracks, Alpha Dog is taken from the band’s Welcome To The New Administration mixtape which was the precursor to their fifth studio album and surprisingly left-off the final track list. If you didn’t catch the previously released snippet you can catch the full song on the video above.

Sure to fuel the rumours that the band are about to call it quits for good, bassist and sometimes-main man Pete Wentz told MTV News that he doesn’t want fans to think he is cashing in. “To me, calling it a greatest hits [means] if you’re not an avid Fall Out Boy fan, it’s an easy way to get all the songs, to take a dip in the water,” he laughed. “But if you are a Fall Out Boy fan, you can just go buy those two [new] songs off iTunes, or you can buy the package, because you will find some stuff in there that you’ll think is cool.”

The album, entitled Believers Never Die will also include DVD commentaries and a bunch of other goodies for all you FOB die-hards and can be yours from November 17th.



Who wants their Fancore back?

‘Ello stranger! No we aren’t dead, yes we still like music and okay, fine we’ll keep writing about it for your pleasure. Where have we been? Well myself and Harley nodded off in a drunken stupor after Sonisphere and have woke up to find the site hasn’t been updated.

So screw it, we’re back and over the coming weeks and months we will be bringing hot shit such as a review of the new KISS album: Sonic Boom, an on-the-scene report from Enter Shikari levelling the Birmingham Academy and in November, a full 3-day rundown of the Hellfire Festival. We’ll also be the first and only place you need to be for the best rock, metal and punk news. Wanna read about AC/DC without skimming through the Kings of Leon articles? Then step through the doors my friends.

Fancore is back, and the revolution won’t be televised, but it will be blogged about.

All the best

Mr J.



Billy Talent Plan UK October Tour

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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:

OCTOBER
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
30 – NORWICH UEA
NOVEMBER

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.