Archive for January, 2015

Gerard Way Announces Tour Dates!

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Check out tour dates for Gerard Way’s solo tour!

Cipha Sounds Fired From Hot 97!

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Cipha Sounds has been fired from Hot 97. the station released the following statement. “Effective immediately, Cipha Sounds is no longer with WQHT HOT 97 FM.  We wish him well on his future endeavors.”

For his part, Cipha posted the following on his twitter and instagram pages: After 17 years, I’m leaving Hot 97. I¹m changing my relationship status from “it¹s complicated” to “single”. It¹s been an amazing ride – from intern to
weekends to morning show host to fill Angie¹s seat in afternoons. Many years of incredible, life-changing experiences and enough amazing memories to
last five lifetimes. The next move is already underway and I promise it’s going to be huge. Follow me at @ciphasounds

MARK AND TRAVIS BLAST TOM IN ROLLING STONE

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This one just keeps getting weirder. Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker sat down with Rolling Stone last night to talk about the state of Blink 182. Here are some excerpts.

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“We booked January 5th to go into the studio. On December 30th, we get an e-mail from Tom’s manager saying that he has no interest in recording and that he wants to do his other, non-musical stuff and that he’s out indefinitely. There’s a flurry of e-mails going back and forth for clarification about the recording and the show and his manager sends [an e-mail] back saying, “Tom. Is. Out.” Direct quote. ….Every single thing that we’ve heard from his camp — from e-mails from his manager to our production team — was, “Tom is out indefinitely. For the foreseeable future, Tom is done.”

I have stuff on hard drives at my house. Travis has ideas at his studio. And I’m sure that Tom has music somewhere at his studio. We were ready to go into the studio on January 5th. This is exactly the same sequence of events that happened when Blink broke up 10 years ago..”

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“It’s hard to cover for someone who’s disrespectful and ungrateful. You don’t even have the balls to call your bandmates and tell them you’re not going to record or do anything Blink-related. You have your manager do it. Everyone should know what the story is with him and it’s been years with it. When we did get back together after my plane crash, we only got back together, I don’t know, maybe because I almost died. But he didn’t even listen to mixes or masterings from that record. He didn’t even care about it. Why Blink even got back together in the first place is questionable.”

UPDATE: TOM DELONGE DID NOT QUIT BLINK 182!!

UPDATE! THIS WAS JUST POSTED ON TOM’S FACEBOOK PAGE!

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To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in… Apparently those releases were ‘sanctioned’ from the band. Are we dysfunctional- yes. But, Christ…..

Death Cab For Cutie Release “Black Sun”

Death Cab for Cutie have release a lyric video for their newest song “Black Sun” Check it out!

TOM DELONG JUST QUIT BLINK 182

It has just been announced the Tom Delong has quit Blink 182. He will be replaced at live shows by Alkaline Trio vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba. tom-delonge1

In a statement released this morning from the band’s publicist, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker explain the show must go on.

Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio will join Blink-182 in replacement of Tom DeLonge at the 8th annual Musink Music and Tattoo Festival. “We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinetly, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors.” Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus plan to honor all Blink-182 commitments including the Musink Festival and are excited to have singer/guitarist Matt Skiba join them for this project. “No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.” Additionally, Skiba will continue to make new music and tour with the Alkaline Trio.