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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 …

Lil Wayne

BREAKING: Lil Wayne On Life Support & Is In Critical Condition (UPDATE: Publicist Confirms)

Within the last couple hours, a big media scare came about in the form of rumors surrounding speculations on the potential passing of Dwayne Michael Carter, otherwise known as Lil Wayne. Recently, Wayne was admitted into the hospital on this last Tuesday for violent seizures, was later released on Thursday, and was readmitted tonight. According to TMZ, Wayne’s mother is currently in flight to LA to give the yay/nay on her son’s life support.

We’ll leave you to decide fact from fiction. Stay tuned as we provide updates on that matter. The following was pulled from TMZ’s original report (as …

Never Shout Never

Never Shout Never’s Christofer Drew Claims Sobriety Over Twitter

Well here is a morning headline that’s surprising.

Never Shout Never frontman Christofer Drew has had a history with drugs and crazy behavior, but as of now, the drugs look to be out of the picture. The news stems from a tweet that the Joplin, Missouri native made early yesterday evening.

Never Shout Never released Indigo back in November 2012, and already has plans to release Sunflower in 2013 to go along with their presence on this summer’s Warped Tour.

Follow the jump for a look at the tweet.…

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Craig Owens Talks About The End Of D.R.U.G.S.

Craig Owens recently opened up about the split of his former band D.R.U.G.S. (Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows) and the opportunities ahead with Chiodos. Read what Owens had to say below and be sure to catch Chiodos on tour in 2013.

Last time we had talked on the D.R.U.G.S. headliner, I definitely got the feeling that the band was going to stick around a lot longer than it did. What exactly happened after that day to cause the band to split up?

It was kind of weird, to be honest. The Chiodos opportunity was something that I’d obviously …

nick martin

UTG LIST: 5 Essential Nick Martin Tracks

There seems to be at least one birthday in this scene nearly every day, but today is extra special because it’s the day our good friend Nick Martin turns 30. It’s almost hard to believe that at such a young age he’s managed to play such a largely influential role in the current alternative scene, but one look at his body of work and it’s easy to see why. Nick is an unstoppable force of rock and ferocity, with a kindness and sincerity that is rare in this industry, and today we’re celebrating his special day by featuring five of …

Suicide SIlence

New Details Emerge About Mitch Lucker’s Death

Police are still investigating the events that lead up to the death of Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker this morning, but a new report out of Orange County, California has shed new light on the case.

According to an updated report on The Press-Enterprise, which can be read here, police have released the following information about the accident that lead to the injury which eventually took Lucker’s life:

Lucker, 28, was riding his black 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle in Huntington Beach, where he lives, about 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from the city’s Police Department. He lost

GREEN DAY 2012

Green Day Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong Checks Into Rehab

Following yesterday’s news of his on stage freak out, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has reportedly checked into rehab for substance abuse. A message posted earlier today on the band’s official website reads:

Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances.

Green Day’s latest release, ¡Uno!, hits stores this week.

Get well, Billie, we’re rooting for you.…

Danny Brown 2012

Danny Brown Was “Gypped by a Crackhead” In Detroit

Detroit’s own Danny Brown has starred in a cartoon depiction of his experience being robbed by a crackhead and it is probably one of the funniest videos you will see today. I do not think I have stopped laughing since the video ended 5 minutes ago. Brown is a character.

Watch this drug dealing episode go down after the jump and make sure to share this with your friends. Absolutely hilarious.…

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I See Stars & Crew Arrested For Drug Possession, Mugshots Released

Michigan’s I See Stars are currently in a lot of legal trouble following the recent arrest of the entire band and crew on charges of drug possession.

According tp The Salina Post out of Salina, KS, I See Stars members and crew were arrested recently for “possession of certain hallucinogenic drugs” and “Use/Intent To Use” by the Saline County Police. The bond for each person was set at $1000 per charge, and every member has since been released. You can view mugshot photos of some members below. The rest can be found here.

I See Stars’ latest release, Digital

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Sex, Drugs, & Bubblegum Pop (Week 49)

Sex, Drugs, And Bubblegum Pop is the most outlandish column on UTG. Written by Mr. Jayce, vocalist for Secret Secret Dino Club and all-round funny guy, this column isn’t as much about the music as it is the experiences people in the music industry have.

WARNING: This column does and will continue to contain content some readers may find offensive. If you don’t have a sense of humor, this column is probably not for you.

Hey guys, I have to apologize for my short absence from writing this column. I guess life kinda got in the way. Not …

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Sex, Drugs, And Bubblegum Pop (Week 48)

Sex, Drugs, And Bubblegum Pop is the most outlandish column on UTG. Written by Mr. Jayce, vocalist for Secret Secret Dino Club and all-round funny guy, this column isn’t as much about the music as it is the experiences people in the music industry have.

WARNING: This column does and will continue to contain content some readers may find offensive. If you don’t have a sense of humor, this column is probably not for you.

I always seem to get messages, tweets and whatever from fans telling me how old I am. At 24, obviously i probably seem …

Never Shout Never 2012

Christofer Drew on Bryan Stars Drama

There was much backlash following the now-infamous Bryan Stars interview with Never Shout Never.  Disregarding whether you are on Never Shout Never’s side or Stars’ side, everyone can agree that the nearly-45 minute interview was down right awkward.

Never one to mince words, Never Shout Never CEO, Christofer Drew, opened up to The Gunz Show regarding the Bryan Stars incident. Drew admits to dropping acid earlier in the day and that the drug might have influenced his interaction with the often-criticized interviewer. Drew also shares that he and Bryan Stars’ camera man shared a toke or two after …