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36 People Were Sent To The Hospital During Opening Night Of Avicii’s US Tour

Another week, another story about young people not knowing how to handle their high at a large scale EDM event.

The Boston Globe is reporting that 36 people were sent to the hospital last night during a performance from top 40 artist Avicii at TD Garden. The event was the opening night of Avicii’s US and European tour, which is scheduled to run until September. No deaths or life threatening injuries have been reported.

As the story goes, throngs of dance music fans descended on TD Garden yesterday following a sunny day in Boston that included temperatures in the upper …

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Lamb Of God Frontman Randy Blythe Comments On Dave Brockie’s Drug Overdose

Yesterday afternoon news broke that a Virginia coroner had determined GWAR frontman Dave Brockie passed away from an overdose of heroin. It was the kind of headline everyone feared would come to light, and in the hours since the news initially broke many in the music community have shared their thoughts on the matter. We put a little thought into combining all these comments into one big post, but after reading what Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe had to say on the topic of Brockie’s overdose it was clear his words were the only ones that really needed to …

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‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ Trailer: Because Everyone Wants To Go On A Crime Spree With Olivia Wilde

Here’s a setup you have probably heard before:

Man who has the ability to help everyone cannot seem to help himself and falls head-over-heels for a woman far out of his league who teaches him a thing or two about living in the moment. Hijinks ensue, and before either one knows what is going on the pair find themselves in over their head.

This plot has been brought to the big and small screen countless times over the last century, and it’s not hard to understand why. Many of us go through our everyday lives feeling like we have the …

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Chief Keef Sentenced To 90 Days In Drug Rehab

I guess Chief Keef really does hate being sober.

According to a new article on DNAinfo, Chicago native Chief Keef has been ordered into a 90-day residential drug treatment program. This news follows reports last month of Keef spending 20 days in a Chicago jail violating his parole by failing not one, but two separate drug tests. Keef, who is only 18, was back in court on Wednesday afternoon, where a judge ordered him into the treatment program at the West Side-based Haymarket Center.

Fans of Keef likely knew this news was coming if they have been paying …

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Drug Overdoses Reported At BOA Pavilion Just A Day After Two Die At NYC Fest

New York City’s Electric Zoo festival is an annual dance festival that draws thousands of spectators from across the country. In the first couple days of the festival, there were two deaths and four people hospitalized for what police believe were all drug related. Specifically, MDMA (Molly) or ecstasy. While many fans were disappointed by the cancellation, many others believe the city made the right decision to cancel the last day’s activities. You can read more details on the story here.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Boston Herald is reporting three more overdoses at the Sound Tribe Sector …

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1 Dead, 2 In Serious Condition Following Drug Overdoses At Zedd Concert In Boston

UPDATE: Zedd has cancelled his second performance in Boston, which was scheduled to take place tonight (8/28). He wrote on Facebook “Out of respect to the families and friends involved in last night’s tragic loss, the show in Boston tonight is canceled. Love and respect to those in pain right now. Our hearts go out to you.”

Original post: News is coming in this afternoon that one person has died and two more are currently in serious condition following reports of multiple drug overdoses taking place during a concert featuring Zedd in Boston last night.

According to a report on …

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2 Chainz Arrested In Oklahoma After Standoff With Police

2 Chainz is currently on tour in the US with fellow rapper Lil Wayne. According to 2 Chainz, his bus was pulled over by police due to a broken tail light. When cops asked the driver to exit the bus because there was “evidence of drug use” 2 Chainz and his entourage locked the doors of the bus and wouldn’t let police in without a warrant.

Police towed the bus to the local police station, and after nine hours of being locked up in the bus, police finally were let in with a warrant to search for drugs. 2 …

Riff Raff

Riff Raff Arrested For Drug Possession

According to reports by TMZ, the rapper known as Riff Raff has been arrested for drug possession. This apparently occurred in North Carolina, during the wee hours of Sunday morning. Police spotted an open container in his vehicle, which prompted them to search and they found weed, drug paraphernalia and some sort of “powerful narcotic.” You can read the whole story from TMZ by heading right here.

He has a performance scheduled for tomorrow, August 13, and then has a handful of dates after that. Be sure to check out his Facebook page for a list of dates to …

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UTG TV: Warped With Story Of The Year

Story of the Year are finally back. After touring this summer’s Vans Warped Tour, the band plans on taking back to the road on the 2013 Scream It Like You Mean It Tour where they will be performing the 2003 hit album Page Avenue in its entirety.

For our tenth and final installment of our UTG TV Warped Tour coverage, we bring you Dan Marsala (vocals) and Josh Wills (drums) of Story of the Year, who discuss touring in Japan, taking a break from the band, skateboarding, and health insurance. Check out this UTG exclusive video interview after the jump …

Kendrick Lamar 2013

Kendrick Lamar Opposes Molly Trend

There have been many artists in the rap world hopping on board with the Molly trend but Top Dawg Entertainment’s own Kendrick Lamar is openly opposing it.

Lamar sat down with MTV’s Sway the other day to briefly discuss what is wrong with this drug. His main point being that he wants to “keep hip hop original and push away the corniness.”

If you viewed Kendrick’s new video for “B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” through the end, you will find a black screen with white lettering spelling out “Death to Molly.” Watch and enjoy by heading right here. Pick …

Tim Lambesis 2013

Lawyer Blames Steroid Use In As I Lay Dying Frontman’s Murder-for-Hire Case

The case of Tim Lambesis’ arrest in connection to a murder-for-hire plot took another turn this afternoon as members of the press were informed that his lawyer believes the singer’s steroid abuse is to blame.

Lambesis’ defense lawyer, Thomas Warwick, told the California court last week that the As I Lay Dying singer had become a spokesperson for nutritional supplements, taken to weightlifting, and begun eating healthier in recent years. At some point that currently remains undetermined that Lambesis started abusing steroids, went from 170 to 220-pounds, and in his attorney’s words, “Was not the same person. He was irritable …

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Vocalist Xander Bourgeois Leaves Secrets; Admits To Attending Rehab

Vocalist Xander Bourgeois has revealed he is no longer fronting Rise Records band Secrets.

Announced via a video blog post at roughly 3pm (EST) on April 20, Xander Bourgeois explains his departure by revealing that he spent the majority of the last six weeks in rehab for his ongoing battles with drug addiction. According to Bourgeois he has gotten clean and relapsed multiple times during his time with the band, and as a result of his latest setback he has decided it is best that he leaves Secrets to take better care of himself. You can view Bourgeois’ announcement at …