Paramore has just released the music video for “Still Into You,” and it’s just as amazing as their previous hits.
For a song thats about someone still being into their ex, this music video is very pink and peppy. Don’t get me wrong, peppy music videos are always more enjoyable to watch than angst filled music videos about heartbreak. Someone needs to tell Hayley Williams to stop being so perfect, and to leave some for the rest of us.
The lead singer tweeted about the single and it’s position on iTunes charts.
Dear @jtimberlake I’m sorry our album had to bump you down to #2 for a bit. You are still #1 in my heart. Thx for sharing the top spot. YAY!
— Hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) April 9, 2013
I woke up and thought it was all going to be a dream but we have the #1 album on @itunesmusic in a ton of countries & I am fully awake!!
— Hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) April 9, 2013
“Still Into You” is the second single from their self-titled album.
Upsetting the angsty 13-year-old in me, My Chemical Romance announced yesterday that they are calling it quits after 12 years together.
In a statement released on their website, the band said:
“Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We’ve gotten to go places we never knew we would. We’ve been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We’ve shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.”
Being my first concert ever, I’m clearly “NOT OKAY” with this like many of their fans.
Here are 10 reasons why we’re upset about My Chemical Romance’s break-up.
1) They made marching band outfits stylish:
2) They made teens feel “OKAY” about themselves:
3) They were also the masterminds behind every angsty teen’s theme song:
Now this is one extracurricular activity I would get involved in! Covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” this group of high school kids perform an amazing version of the song with just handbells.
It’s amazing how this group can work so well together like that. After experiencing the monstrosity that was band class in Grade 8, I was nearly drawn away from taking anything musically-related in high school. (But fortunately, high school band was much better.)
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Chaos Chaos, a band from Seattle, Washington.
Listening to Chaos Chaos, (formerly known as Smoosh), will amp up your cool factor because 1. They’re an indie pop band who’ve turned slightly electro, 2. The band is made up of two sisters, 3. They released their first album before they were teenagers, and 4. Their new EP is coming out on Oct. 16.
Band Members: Chloe Saavedra (vocals, drummer) and Asy Saavedra (vocals, keyboard)
Used in a sentence: “Asy and Chloe are impressively multi-talented, and their new single, “My Hands,” hints at great things to come.”
Download now: “My Hands”
File next to: Tori Amos
Five fast facts:
1. The girls released three albums under the band name Smoosh. Read more…
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Dead Man’s Bones, a folk-rock duo from Los Angeles. We haven’t heard much from Dead Man’s Bones lately, so this is a bit of a throwback post AND a plea for them to make more music.
There are two particularly awesome things about Dead Man’s Bones. One: their folk-rock sound. Two: RYAN GOSLING. Yup, Ryan Gosling is in a band. So just in case your crush on him was wavering, he decided to become even more awesome. But, unlike other actors-turned-rockstar situations, Dead Man’s Bones is actually genuine, different and worth your ear time.
Band members: Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields. Gosling performs under the alias “Baby Goose.”
Known for: Dead Man’s Bones are known for their dark lyrics and imperfectly perfect songs..
Used in a sentence: “Dead Man’s Bones is like accidentally discovering those two cute guys from high school have a morbid fascination with zombies and horror movies, yet you’re still totally into them.”
File next to: Flight of the Conchords
Download now: “My Body’s a Zombie for You”
Fun facts: Gosling met Shields when The Notebook star was dating Rachel McAdams. Shields was dating her sister at the time. They bonded over their mutual love of horror movies and music. So they decided to create a scary musical.
Eventually they decided to just focus on the music. The band has a personal rule of not doing any more than three takes for any song, embracing the imperfections that occur. They also play all the instruments themselves.
Timeline: Read more…
And all of a sudden, many teenage hearts broke in half.
Zayn Malik of hit boy band One Direction has admitted in an interview that he doesn’t know if the band has “longevity”.
“There’s no guarantee that we’re going to have longevity, there’s nothing certain about what we’re doing,” he said. “We don’t really understand it but we’re just enjoying it and enjoying the roller coaster.”
One Direction is probably the most successful band on the planet at this moment, selling out arenas and having to add extra concert dates. However, I do think he has a point.Like any band, you can’t expect them to stay together forever as the grow older.
But hey, at least they’re enjoying the ride now as they dominate the music charts. And besides, if they ever break up, there are always the reunion tours to look forward to!
On another note, Zayn decided to get a new tattoo in New Zealand.
Getting a new line of script inked just above his chest on his left collarbone, he revealed his body art on Twitter.
“For every1 asking what the new tatt means it says be true to who you are,” he tweeted.
Well, every band needs a resident bad boy. I think Zayn takes that role!
“They are just tired from touring, they just don’t stop. Everyone needs a break from each other once in a while, and they just need a little time off,” Stephen C. Mitchell, who signed the then-unknown musicians several years ago, told FOX411. “They’re just having a little rest now and they’ll be fine. I’m looking forward to seeing them play again soon. They are still young; they have a whole other chapter ahead of them.”
Mitchell created a film called Talihina Sky: The Story of the Kings of Leon. The film exposes life behind the scenes, and the interesting dynamic of the group.
And in regards to their turbulent relationship?
“They are brothers too so they’re relationship is a little different to other bands, brothers can pretty much say whatever they want to each other,” Mitchell explained.
Gwen Stefani says her solo career is over, reports Entertainment Weekly.
After two successful solo albums, 2004′s ‘L.A.M.B’ and 2006′s ‘The Sweet Escape,’ Stefani says she is done being a solo singer.
“That was a moment in time,” Stefani says. “It went on a little longer than we all thought it would, because it was inspired and you have to go with wherever you’re at in that time in your life … [But] everything works out how it should.”
Stefani now claims that she is focusing all her time on a new ‘No Doubt’ album, which fans are eagerly anticipating. It’s been nearly 10 years since the band released an album, and two years since they reunited for a summer tour.
The band is responsible for such hits as ‘It’s My Life,’ ‘Hella Good,’ and ‘Hey Baby.’
With nine kids onboard between the band and a totally changed music scene, I’m sure we can expect a totally different sound from the band. I’m very, very excited for this reunion, they’ve been a favourite of mine for as long as I can remember.
Ever since making it to the Top 24 in ‘Idol’s’ sixth season, where she made it as the 16th contestant, Barba has done everything from going back to school to dabbling in politics and rapping.
“When I did ‘American Idol,’ I took a semester off my junior year. All I had left was my senior year and I was so close to being done… so [after 'Idol'] I just crammed that semester into summer classes and I ended up still being able to graduate with all of my class,” says Barba during a phone interview.
After graduating, the New Jersey native then began working in politics. Yes, politics. My respect level for her rises again.
While she did continue to perform and work on music after her ‘Idol’ days, Barba spent about a year encouraging youth to vote in the 2008 elections.
Tim Robbins will be releasing an album this July, reports Billboard.
The actor will be releasing his first album as ‘Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band.’ The album will be released on July 19.
Robbins worked with 429 Records on the effort, and the band also plans to tour North America beginning July 8.
They will begin their tour at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and work their way across Canada, eventually hitting up Los Angeles and New York before finishing at the Edmonton Folk Festival.
Little did I know, the oscar-winer has been a musician for decades. Robbins has apparently created music for his film ‘Bob Roberts’, and has contributed to the soundtracks of ‘Dead Man Walking,’ ‘Human Nature’ and ‘Catch a Fire.’
He also plays guitar and is a songwriter, which is no surprise that he wrote the nine songs on the album. I didn’t know he was so musically inclined, but I can’t wait to hear what his voice and music sounds like!
The rock band was taping their ‘MTV Unplugged’ episode, which is set to air in July, when MTV asked them point-blank about the breakup rumors.
“We can neither confirm nor deny these allegations,” guitarist Tomo Milicevic said, laughing. OK – is that a good sign, or a bad sign?
The band has spent the past year promoting their ‘This is War’ album, which has put aside their long-term plans of shooting a video for the album’s next single, ‘Night of the Hunter.’
“I would love to make another video. I think if I made another video, it would kill me, because I’ve been making videos for the past 18 to 20 months,” frontman Jared Leto said with a sigh. “When did we start ‘Kings and Queens’? October? I may have to go check myself in for some time away if I do another video.”
It’s a little sketchy that the band is not denying that they are breaking up. Maybe Leto will return to acting and focus his attention on that? Or maybe they are just taking a break, then reuniting soon. I expect a statement sometime soon in the future.
They say there isn’t a shortcut to the top, but The Maine has proven otherwise. In three short years, this once Arizona high school band has risen to the top. How did they do it? They have talent, some awesome songs, and a little help from the Internet. Further proof that this Internet thing may actually be good for the music business.
Minor has been the band leader for the past 6 years and is leaving “American Idol” to lead Jay Leno’s band on “The Tonight Show.”
Minor was upset after nobody recognized or acknowledged him during last night’s episode, reports TMZ. After taping, Rickey apparently started yelling at producers, explaining how insulted he was.
Initially he refused to attend the after party, however Randy Jackson was able to convince him to come. However there was obvious tension in the air.
Isn’t Twitter amazing? An English band like Fanfarlo can be playing a show in let’s say Baltimore. They send out a Tweet that they need Tylenol and boom – fans are delivering them medication to the show! But why do fans love their music? Because their fuse sounds is unique and its not just fans who love them – critics are too.
But to get Cameron Potts, one-fifth of the Sydney, Australia’s band Dead Letter Chorus, through the season, he needed three.
“It’s been a shock for sure,” Potts told andPOP of the Canadian cold. “I’m a bit of a wimp … I think I brought three jackets and at one stage I was wearing all three.”
Dead Letter Chorus, made up of Potts and four others, is on a cross-Canada tour in support of their debut album, The August Magnificent. It was the band’s first time seeing snow fall from the sky.
“It was pretty overwhelming,” he said. “We were just sitting having breakfast, and all of a sudden it started snowing!”
The pop bassist stated on his blog that “Fall Out Boy is on break … but I can’t predict that I’d ever play in Fall Out Boy again.”
If that’s not enough, then just hear what frontman Patrick Stump had to say.
“I am not in Fall Out Boy right now,” he told Spin.com.
Holy Fuck is Holy Fuck, and there isn’t much else to say. They are incredibly original, extremely fun, and a great live act. I recently chatted with the band before their soundcheck – they were opening up for the now infamous Phoenix here in Toronto. Expect a new record from these folks in the near future, but for now check out this interview. [Music video created by Mirrorshade.]
On the verge of kicking off a U.S. nationwide tour to promote the upcoming release of Say Anything’s new album, frontman Max Bemis has so far successfully avoided the evils of success.
But there’s plenty more time to come.
The L.A. band’s new self titled album will be their third official release, and it aspires to surpass the startling success of the first two.
“The whole transformation of everything in my life was the inspiration for the album, which centered mostly around the marriage to my wife,” Bemis tells andPOP. “Our music is basically the story of my life in chronological order.”
The biggest shift of ideals on the new album is that its focus is self-empowerment rather than self-loathing. His previous albums had a major focus on frustration with the opposite sex, but his April 4th, 2009, marriage altered his perspective on life and music.
Bemis is critical of the tendency indie bands have of conveying self loathing to their fans.
“Too often you see bands lean too far to one side. They’re either some cookie-cutter bullshit or they’re sulking with anger and resentment toward the cookie-cutter bullshit. There is a space in between, and that’s where we need to be,” he says.
If you haven’t heard of “Band of Skulls,” you will very soon. These UK rockers had the first ever global iTunes “Single of the Week” back in April for their debut song “I Know What I am,” and they just keep taking the rock world by storm.
The trio were voted Best Live Band at Toronto’s NXNE festival in June and are fresh off Lollapalooza. Twi-hards may already know “Band of Skulls” has been confirmed to be included alongside Radiohead and Muse in the upcoming “New Moon” Soundtrack, out in November.