Frank Iero

Frnkiero Performs Stripped-Down Version Of “Joyriding”

frnkiero andthe cellabration used their time wisely while in Austin, TX for SXSW, pleasing fans with a Rhapsody acoustic session.

Iero, drummer Matt Olsson, and guitarist Evan Nestor perform a stripped-down version of “Joyride,” a track off of Iero’s debut solo album, Stomachaches. Although the rawness of this album is very prominent, this live version captures the gravity of Iero’s work even more vividly.

Watch their performance of “Joyride” below and let us know what you think. Read more »

Passion Pit Lifted Up Vid

Passion Pit Debut “Lifted Up (1985)” Music Video

In anticipation of their forthcoming full-length, Kindred, Passion Pit have offered up a new music video for their infectious lead single, “Lifted Up (1985).”

The clip finds frontman Michael Angelakos wandering around a full-on rager as faceless bodies dance blissfully in the background. Join the party after the break, and let us know if you’re a fan in the replies.

“Lifted Up (1985)” is one of two songs to have surfaced off the outfit’s third studio effort, which is set to make landfall on April 21 through Columbia Records. Pre-orders are ongoing. Read more »

black-sabbath

Black Sabbath Announce Final Live Performance

The heavy metal pioneers of Black Sabbath have announced their final live performance, which will take place at Ozzfest Japan on November 22. From all indications, the outfit’s original lineup will be present, with the exception of drummer Bill Ward, who has been at odds with his bandmates for the past three years.

As many will likely recall, the Birmingham four-piece reunited for a second time back in 2012, shortly before the release of their nineteenth studio album, 13. Since then, the group has been dominating the tour circuit, and working on their twentieth LP with producer Rick Rubin.

If you’d like to see these legendary metalheads tear it up one last time, you can score tickets to Ozzfest Japan here. Don’t forget to comment below and let us know if you’ll be attending.

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UTG PHOTOS: Musink Festival (Day Three, 3/22/15)

Under The Gun sent photographer Erica Lauren to the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center on March 22, 2015 for The MUSINK Tattoo Convention and Music Festival.

Musink 2015 took over Costa Mesa, California this past weekend for their 8th year. Music and tattoo enthusiasts showed up in huge numbers for a weekend of body artwork and live music. The festival entertained fans with tattoo contests, classic cars, and talented artists available to work. With all of the non-musical activities aside, the lineup for Musink held its own for a great weekend of memorable performances.

Sunday’s portion of Musink offered amazing sets from Prayers, Yelawolf and blink-182 featuring Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba in place of former guitarist/vocalist Tom Delonge.

You can view our photos from Musink below. Read more »

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Pile Share Ridiculous “Rock and Roll Forever With The Customer In Mind” Video

Boston has a handful of incredible bands that are too modest to enjoy their own time in the spotlight. Without a doubt, the leaders of that are Pile. The rock band wield guitars to let out some of the best guitar solos you’ve heard in the last ten years all while seemingly unaware of their own relentless talent. On their newest album, You’re Better Than Thisout now via Exploding in Sound Records, they pull it off with a sharpened punk spirit, especially on album closer “Appendicitis.” The last two minutes of the song see them launch into a hectic solo that blows your brain to bits. Thankfully Pile have given those ending minutes the credit they deserve with a short, and very ridiculous, music video.

Directed by Ethan Long, “Rock and Roll Forever With the Customer in Mind” gives its closing riffs the limelight thanks to a Ramones-style middle finger to high school. Bassist Matt Connery plays American Badass (that’s really who he’s credited as), a punk kid who’s had it up to here with school. With some green hair and a leather jacket decked out in Boston-related pins, he doesn’t hesitate to tell the principal to get lost. Just as easily, he draws Pile’s logo on the whiteboard, hops on his motorcycle, and jets off through a land of trippy cat videos and rainbow-drenched mountains. Connery couldn’t care less what you think. Neither could Pile. That’s exactly why we love them.

Check it out below and don’t forget to pick up a copy of You’re Better Than This right here. Read more »

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REVIEW: Runaway Brother – ‘Mother’

Artist: Runaway Brother
Album: Mother
Label: Tiny Engines
Genre: Emo, Pop-Punk, Indie Rock

Runaway Brother’s Mother hits hearts the right way at the right moment.

You are initially given an illusion of elegance upon the entry of “Harvest.” Mother isn’t elegant, though. Mother is actually quite abrasive and digs deep into your skin, finding your most vulnerable spots and making mansions out of them. In this record lie messages you’ve failed to deliver at the most pivotal moments of your life. Here’s to poking at those cigarette burns.

“Peel back the skin. Lose yourself in bliss.” Read more »

Paper Towns

‘Paper Towns’ Trailer Sets Stage For Summer Blockbuster

Based on the first official trailer, Paper Towns is destined to be this summer’s biggest teen blockbuster. The movie, adapted from John Green’s wildly popular YA novel of the same name, stars Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne respectively as Quentin and Margo, two childhood friends who reunite during their senior year of high school. Paper Towns is a much more lighthearted book-to-movie adaptation than 2014’s The Fault In Our Stars, which brought Green’s tale of two cancer-stricken teens to life.

Paper Towns could easily fall into the typical boy-likes-girl category of teen movies, but the film explores much more than dating relationships. Green’s original coming-of-age storyline and the screenwriting expertise of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now) combine to form a plotline filled with mystery and adventure.

Paper Towns hits theatres on July 24. Check out the film’s official trailer below. Read more »

Brandon Flowers

Stream Brandon Flowers’ Undeniably Catchy New Single

The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers has released a new single called “Can’t Deny My Love.” The catchy, ‘80s-inspired rock song will appear on Flowers’ second solo album, The Desired Effect, a follow-up to 2010’s Flamingo.

While The Killers’ songs are known for their kicking choruses and Flowers’ booming vocals, the singer’s new solo track is more subdued, creating a funky and relaxed vibe with every note. Flowers worked with producer Ariel Rechtshaid on the album, which will hit stands on May 18. Pre-order the album here.

Listen to the single below, and tell us what you think! Read more »

Tom DeLonge

Stream Tom DeLonge’s New Single, “The Invisible Parade”

Even though Tom DeLonge is no longer a part of Blink-182, he still has a busy year ahead of him. Aside from his forthcoming solo album, To The Stars…Demos, Odds And Ends, he is planning on releasing three additional albums and a handful of novels.

For those fans who are unsure of what he has to offer as a new solo artist, allow his latest single to ease your mind. He recently released a lyric video for the new song “The Invisible Parade,” and it’s available to stream below.

If you like what you hear, To The Stars…Demos, Odds And Ends can be pre-ordered on iTunes. It hit stores everywhere April 21. Read more »

Spice Girls

Emma Bunton Hints At Possible Spice Girls Reunion

The late ’90s and early 2000s were the heyday of mega popular pop musicians like Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Britney Spears and more. While we still have some popular groups around today, they aren’t quite as explosive as the artists were back then. The combination of an emerging internet and frenzied media coverage skyrocketed these groups to stardom.

One of those bands to find themselves in the limelight is the British pop outfit known as the Spice Girls. Their debut album, Spice, instantly earned the ladies celebrity status all over the world. Believe it or not, that was nearly 20 years ago.

As the band’s 20-year anniversary approaches, fans are anxious to know if the group will do something special. According to Emma Bunton, aka Baby Spice, there is the possibility of a reunion in the near future. The only thing holding them back, it seems, is their schedules. In an interview with Now Magazine Bunton stated, “It’s just when the timing is right because we all have our own careers now and we have families, it’s just about getting five schedules together and that’s all it is.”

How exciting is that? Be sure to check in again soon for more information.

Warped-Tour

Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, August Burns Red and More Announced For Warped Tour 2015

Tonight the Vans Warped Tour added quite a list of bands to their 2015 summer lineup. As the amount of announcements start to wind down, the added acts are getting more and more interesting.

It’s time to welcome A+ Dropouts, AttilaAugust Burns RedDrama Club, False PuppetMemphis May Fire, and We Came As Romans to the Warped 2015 lineup.

How did you feel about this week’s announcement? Who are you hoping to see announced next? Let us know in the comments below.

Visit the Vans Warped Tour website for more information. Read more »

Jonny Craig

Jonny Craig Drops New Surprise Album

With all of the projects Jonny Craig has been a part of in recent months, it’s surprising to find out that he’s found the time to record some solo music. Well, it seems that he made it work because he just dropped a surprise album via iTunes titled Le Cube Sessions.

The album consists of ten tracks, and it features brand new songs in addition to a couple of remixes. Fans are familiar with Craig’s soulful melodies by this point, and this album doesn’t stray from that style. If anything, these tracks are mellower and more emotional than usual.

There isn’t an official stream of the album out there yet, but if you’re a fan of Craig then I would recommend picking up a copy. You can order it through iTunes by heading here.