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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.



My Chemical Romance Debut Three New Songs At Roxy Show

After announcing two surprise shows at The Roxy theatre in LA this week, NJ megastars My Chemical Romance delighted fans the world over by debuting three new songs from the bands currently untitled fourth album.

You can catch your first look at ‘Death Before Disco’ above and songs ‘The Drugs’ and ‘Kiss The Ring’ below.

The band are currently working with producer of the moment Brendan O’Brien on the much-coveted follow-up to 2006’s The Black Parade, with no clear indication of how much is completed and when you’ll be able to get your hands on it. Regardless of the date, if the new songs are anything to go by, the new album will be the heaviest and loudest to date. We’ll keep you posted.



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

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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 MTV.com. “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.”



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 PanicAtTheDisco.com to hear the preview aswell as a short message from Spencer.



The Used Announce UK Tour

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Utah’s very own The Used have announced a host of UK dates this Autumn, in support of the band’s new album, Artwork which is released September 1st.

You can catch Bert McCraken and co at the dates below, aswell as at Sonisphere Festival on August 1st where The Used will play Saturday’s mainstage with Linkin Park, Heaven and Hell and Taking Back Sunday.

September
15th Cardiff Solus
16th Newcastle University
19th Leeds Metropolitan University
21st Manchester Academy 2
22nd Birmingham O2 Academy 2
23rd London Electric Ballroom

Tickets go on sale 8th July at 9am and as usual if you are fortunate enough to be an o2 customer, you can snag your tickets a few days earlier by visiting the O2 BlueRoom where tickets are already on sale.



UPDATE: Ryan & Jon Quit Panic At The Disco

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In a shock announcement, founding member, guitarist and songwriter Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker have revealed that they will be leaving Panic At The Disco indefinitely. 

Reported by Decaydance and posted on FriendsorEnemies.com, the post can be read in full below:

“To Whom This May Concern:

Ryan Ross and Jon Walker will be leaving Panic at the Disco to embark on a musical excursion of their own. Though the four of us have made music together in the past, we’ve creatively evolved in different directions which has compromised what each of us want to personally achieve. Over the years, we have remained close and honest with each other, which helped us to realize that our goals were different and that parting ways is truly what is best for each of us. We are all excited for the future, you should be too.

-Ryan & Jon

Stay posted to the Panic site for updates on Ryan and Jon’s new project, as well as a message from Brendon and Spencer who will continue on as Panic At The Disco. All touring and album plans for Panic will continue as previously announced.

 UPDATE: The aforementioned message from remaining members Brendon and Spencer has been posted on the official Panic At The Disco website an can be read below:

“We just wanted to let you know, that the news of Ryan and Jon leaving the band is unfortunately true. It’s been an amazing journey being in a band with them, but sometimes individual tastes take friends in different directions and you can’t ignore it. They are some of the most talented guys we know, and we’re sure that whatever they do next will be great. That said, Panic At The Disco is alive and very very well. We are working on new songs that we are excited for you to hear. Our dates with Blink and Fall Out Boy start in a little less than a month, and we wouldn’t miss those for the world. We know everybody has a lot of questions at this point with everything being so out of the blue, most of those should be answered in the coming weeks. We appreciate every one of you, and hope you continue with us on this incredible ride.

Pay attention we have a surprise in store for you.

-Brendon and Spencer

PS we were cleaning out the practice space and you’ll never guess what we found!”

This is bound to completely surprise and sadden fans, especially since it was only last month that Ryan Ross was speaking about Panic recording the band’s third album and their future plans. Things seem more bleak due to the fact that Ryan Ross was the main songwriter and founder of the band, leaving the fourpiece now two members down. The news that they will still make the Fall Out Boy gives us hope, aswell as the fact that from various Tweets of Pete Wentz’ official Twitter account, Wentz has confirmed there are 4 Panic demos which sound like a “natural progression from A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out”. Sounds good to us! Thoughts?



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?