Pictorial: Panic! At The Disco Peterson Events Center

Tuesday night at the Peterson Events Center in Oakland, Panic! At The Disco (AKA:Brendon Urie) played a greatest hits setlist and picks from their fifth studio album, “Death of a Bachelor”.  For a full review check out Courtney Linder’s review in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Full pictorial of Misterwives and Panic! At The Disco by PMM’s Danielle Mediate:

All photos © 2017 Danielle Mediate

Fit For An Autopsy Debut New Music Video, Single (Live in Pittsburgh 3/16)

FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY DEBUT “HEADS WILL HANG” MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY VIA ALTERNATIVE PRESS

THE GREAT COLLAPSE DUE MARCH 17, 2017

TRACK LISTING REVEALED – PRE ORDERS LIVE!

Fit For An Autopsy - "Heads Will Hang" Official Music Video
Watch the “Heads Will Hang” music video via Alternative Press HERE!
Photo: Bobby Bates
January 30, 2017 — FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have debuted a brand new music video for their newest track “Heads Will Hang” today exclusively via Alternative Press. Directed by Max Moore,(CODE ORANGE, OF MICE AND MEN) this is the first music video the band has released from their upcoming new release. Founding guitarist / producer Will Putney comments, “The concept behind the song/video was to set a scenario in America where a normal happy family was placed in a similar extreme situation, in the hope that it creates a certain feeling of empathy for what less fortunate nations are experiencing right now. And to shed some light on just how close we are to the same tragedies hitting our homes.” 

“People in the United States always seems to form these really strong opinions about war, refugees, and other crisis situations in third world nations without really having the perspective of what’s actually happening there,” says Putney. “Everyone’s guilty of it to some extent; a lot of us live very privileged lives in comparison to other pockets of the world, where the basic comforts like clean water, power, shelter, and safety are not guaranteed.”

Fit For An Autopsy will release The Great Collapse on March 17, 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music in North America and SPV overseas. Artist Adam Burke was tapped to create the visually stunning cover art seen below.

The Great Collapse will be the the band’s fourth full length record, continuing the momentum gained from a solid 200+ days of worldwide touring backing the buzz-worthy release of Absolute Hope Absolute Hell in late 2015, as well The Depression Sessions, a split release with The Acacia Strain and Thy Art Is Murder in 2016. Putney adds, “It’s going to be the strongest record in our catalog. The overall mood and atmosphere of this album feels fully realized and emotionally stirring.” 

The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it’s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soapboxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fueled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fourth album, The Great Collapse, doesn’t waste time with fantasy bullshit or cliché gore horror. Fit For An Autopsy are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new post-deathcore.

“When I write a song, I’m trying to feel emotionally connected to it. I really don’t like saying things that don’t matter over music that I want to matter,” says Putney, guitarist, principal songwriter and cofounder. “We’ve always addressed serious topics going back to our first album. We aren’t a politically charged band up on a podium yelling at people – anybody can relate to the aggression, anger, frustration, and sadness often communicated in our music. But we absolutely raise important questions in the lyrics. Those themes are there to discover.” 

Putney’s fellow guitarist/cofounder, Patrick Sheridan, strongly agrees. He emphasizes that while the music of Fit For An Autopsy may evolve it will always be aggressive and will always have purpose. “We think it’s important to carry that torch. Somebody’s got to say something about the shit that’s going on. If you’re not using your music, which is a great platform, for something meaningful that you care about on some level, then you’re kind of wasting it.”

The six-men of the New Jersey based group – which includes vocalist Joe Badolato, bassist Peter Spinazola, third guitarist Tim Howley, and drummer Josean Orta – put maximum intentionality into everything they do. They are constantly challenging themselves as musicians, adding to the band’s overall creative arsenal, connecting with audiences around the world, and supporting one another in the band as individual people.

Fit For An Autopsy is set to take part in the CARRY THE FLAME TOUR featuring AFTER THE BURIAL, EMMURE and FIT FOR A KING this spring.
All dates can be found here.
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GREEN DAY ANNOUNCE REVOLUTION RADIO SUMMER TOUR/PITTSBURGH DATE 3/25

TICKETS ON-SALE THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH
 Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day today announced the Revolution Radio summer tour, kicking off on August 1st in Auburn, WA and hitting amphitheaters, stadiums, and arenas across the country. UK based band Catfish and the Bottlemen will support all dates. As part of the run, the band will also perform for the first time at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Dates and on-sale information for those shows will be revealed in the coming weeks. See below for a complete list of confirmed dates.
Presale tickets will be available to Idiot Nation members on Tuesday, January 10th at 10:00 AM local venue time. For more information on the presale, please visit www.gdidiotnation.com.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 13th. VIP packages will be available for all dates. Visit www.greenday.com for ticket info.
Green Day’s latest album, Revolution Radio, was released on October 7th by Reprise Records and debuted at No. 1 around the world. The album features the band’s 10th No. 1 song “Bang Bang” and the Top 10 heartfelt anthem “Still Breathing”.
Revolution Radio was praised by Alternative Press: “the most intensely personal Green Day album in years,” Entertainment Weekly: “their most focused album in years,” LA Times: “a barnstormer of a new punk record,” Nylon: “delivers in terms of music, lyrics, and an unstoppable and quintessentially Green Day energy,” Q: “Revolution Radio is Green Day back at their best,” Rolling Stone: “it reflects decades of accrued emotional and musical wisdom,” USA Today: “a bracing return to form,” and many more.
To purchase Revolution Radio, click HERE.
New Dates
 
8/1       Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre^
8/2       Portland, OR – Moda Center^
8/5       Oakland, CA – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum^
8/7       Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre^
8/9       Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre^
8/11     Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center^
8/12     Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center^
8/14     Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
8/16     Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center^
8/18     Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage^
8/20     Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center^
8/21     Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center^
8/26     Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center^
8/28     Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center^
8/29     Hartford, CT – The XFINITY Theatre^
8/31     Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion^
9/1       Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek^
9/3       West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre^
9/5       Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre^
9/6       Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater^
9/8       San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center^
9/9       Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater^
9/11     Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater^
9/13     Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre^
^ With Catfish and the Bottlemen
 
Previously Announced Dates
3/1         Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena*
3/2         El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum*
3/4         Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*
3/5         Houston, TX – Toyota Center*
3/7         Tulsa, OK – BOK Center*
3/8         North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena*
3/10       Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center*
3/12       Norfolk, VA – Constant Convocation Center*
3/13       Washington, DC – Verizon Center*
3/15       Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*
3/17       Worcester, MA – DCU Center*
3/19       London, ON – Budweiser Gardens*
3/20       Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre*
3/22       Montreal, QC – Bell Centre*
3/23       Quebec, QC – Vidéotron Centre*
3/25       Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center*
3/27       Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena*
3/28       Champaign, IL – State Farm Center*
3/30       Green Bay, WI – Resch Center*
4/1         Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center*
4/3         Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena*
4/5         Broomfield, CO – 1stBank Center*
4/7         Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena*
4/8         San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center*
* With Against Me
Credit: Frank Maddocks
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TUNE IN: Green Day To Perform Today On The Ellen DeGeneres Show on NBC

GREEN DAY TO PERFORM TODAY ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW ON NBC
Tune in to The Ellen Degeneres Show today at 3:00 PM* on NBC to watch Green Day perform “Still Breathing” from their latest release Revolution Radio, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
*Check local listings HERE

Green Day Premiere Music Video For “Bang Bang” Today On Band’s Facebook Page

GREEN DAY PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BANG BANG” 
TODAY ON BAND’S FACEBOOK PAGE
VIDEO DIRECTED BY RANCID’S TIM ARMSTRONG
September 13th, 2016 – (Los Angeles, CA) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day release the music video for their current single “Bang Bang”from their upcoming new album Revolution Radio, which will be released by Reprise Records onOctober 7th. Shot in Venice, CA, the video was directed by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and is available to watch today exclusively on the band’s Facebook HERE.

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“Bang Bang,” climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart in just its third week of release and has earned Green Day rave reviews:
“Like Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy before them, Green Day can’t sit on the sidelines during these extremely political times.” – TIME
“A big dose of nostalgia for fans of the band’s ’90s era.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Promises a musical return to the streamlined snark of the Dookie days.” – Vulture
“The group is back with a barnstormer of a new punk record” – The Los Angeles Times
Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless – solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. Inspired by recent events, “Bang Bang” marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.
Green Day will hit the road for a series of intimate club shows in the U.S. and Canada in support of the album. The North American dates kick off on September 20th in St. Louis, MO, and conclude with a show on October 20th in Berkeley, CA. Visit www.greenday.com for ticket info.
Green Day’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:
09/20
St. Louis, MO
The Pageant
09/21
Chicago, IL
Aragon Ballroom
09/23
Toronto, ON
World Cup of Hockey
09/24
Detroit, MI
Fillmore
09/26
Columbus, OH
Newport Music Hall
09/28
Sayreville, NJ
Starland Theater
09/29
Philadelphia, PA
Tower Theatre
10/01
Boston, MA
House of Blues
10/03
Washington, DC
9:30 Club
10/08
New York, NY
Webster Hall
10/17
Los Angeles, CA
Palladium
10/20
Berkeley, CA
UC Theatre
01/10
Turin, Italy
Pala Alpitour
01/11
Florence, Italy
Mandela Forum
01/13
Bologna, Italy
Unipol Arena
01/14
Milan, Italy
Mediolanum Forum
01/16
Zurich, Switzerland
Hallenstadion
01/18
Manheim, Germany
SAP Arena
01/19
Berlin, Germany
Mercedes Benz Arena
01/21
Kraków, Poland
Tauron Arena Kraków
01/22
Prague, Czech Republic
Tipsport Arena
01/25
Oslo, Norway
Spektrum
01/27
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm Globe
01/28
Malmo, Sweden
Malmo Arena
01/30
Cologne, Germany
Lanxesse Arena
01/31
Amsterdam, Holland
Ziggo Dome
02/02
Brussels, Belgium
Forest National
02/03
Paris, France
Accorhotels Arena
02/05
Leeds, UK
Leeds First Direct Arena
02/06
Manchester, UK
Manchester Arena
02/08
London, UK
London The O2
06/23
Scheeßel, Germany
Hurricane Festival
06/24
Tuttlingen, Germany
Southside Festival
Credit: Frank Maddocks
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ABOUT GREEN DAY
Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.  Green Day’s follow up albums Insomniac (1995) and Nimrod (1997) each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning (2000) was certified Platinum.  2004 brought the band’s rock opera American Idiot which reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States.  Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway.  On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot.

Easter Day is GREEN DAY in Pittsburgh: A Letter to Billie Joe (The PMM review)

A letter to Billie Joe:

Maybe it was the sight of a drunken, dirty Easter bunny throwing candy to the capacity crowd at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Easter Sunday night.  Maybe it was the super soaker hoses, and the toilet paper rollers, and the t-shirt launchers.  Or maybe it was the jaded cynical critic within me that had seen it all too many times.  Don’t get me wrong, I like Green Day.  I like you Billie Joe and am very sorry that you have gone through the trials and tribulations you have.  But the dichotomy and downright hypocrisy of a “drunken” Easter bunny with empty bottles in an Easter basket is not the message that a guy straight from rehab needs to promote.  I could care less about most bands and what they comment upon, be it sex, drugs, politics, whatever.  What I’m saying is, “Armstrong we’ve got a problem”.  It’s a mixed message.  You’ve become a damn cliché.   And I freakin’ hate that for you.

Your band and yourself were tight.  I enjoyed some great songs like, “Oh Love”, “Holiday”, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (all in a row by the way- nice work!), “Christie Road”…well you know what you played.  The “Disappearing Boy” with the quick flashes of covers from The Beatles, Ozzy, and Skynrd that bled into the sing-a-long of Guns n’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” into AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” that turned into your old hit “Brain Stew” was brilliance.  But you’ve been at this for a long time and I expect nothing less.  It’s not my first time at The Green Day Rodeo.  Something is missing Billie Joe and I hope that it is not something within yourself.

I really liked when you brought up your fan for the second song, “Know Your Enemy” after your opener “99 Revolutions”.  He was awesome and the on the lips kiss and how you rolled with it was great.   I loved when you did the same thing here in Pittsburgh during the American Idiot tour with a guitar player and gave him the guitar afterward.   It’s part of why I can’t help but like you.  I, like many in the audience, hitting the middle age skids, discovered you guys sometime around ‘Dookie’ or just before.  We’ve been with you ever since.  Even when you were thinking that you were going to be destined to doing greatest hits tours to the summer sheds.  That is until ‘American Idiot’.  The game changer.  You have been on a roller coaster ride ever since.  I am happy for you and sad for you all at once.  For as you know there is a price to that success that you have achieved and as the leader of the pack, you pay the dearest.  Your battles with the bottle are quite understandable.

So, that’s why I have to ask you to go back to taking a break.  Yes, there were moments of the old Green Day last night.  And there were glimpses of you having fun.  But, there was a lot more “phoning it in” moments witnessed, rock god clichés, gimmicks, worn out tricks, and the lack of the old punk ethics.  You’re not a hypocrite bro.  I know you’re not; or maybe I just hope you are not.  Let Green Day get off this media rocket ship ride and quit listening to the managers and record company execs who will bleed you until you are dust.  Play some clubs.  Do some festivals.  Do less.  Less can be more (hard to tell someone who just put out three records, huh?).  No offense, but I hope I don’t see you for some time.  And when and if I do, I hope that you have dropped the act and gone back to what Green Day did best at one time.  That was to be true to themselves.

Signed,

A. Welding

All photos property of AWeldingphoto and Pittsburgh Music Magazine ©2013

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The drunken bunny invades Pittsburgh…
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Consol Energy Center pre-show

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The glory of ‘singing for’ Green Day

Green Day Pittsburgh Show Rescheduled for March 31

Reprise Records’ multi-platinum Grammy®Award-winning Green Day announced they would return to the road in 2013 and revealed the routing for their upcoming tour, which can be found below.

“We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months,” said the members of Green Day. “We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again, though we regret having to cancel more shows.”

He said in a statement: “Dear friends … I just want to thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed and I’m eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I’m getting better everyday. So now, without further ado, the show must go on. We can’t wait to get on the road and live out load! Our passion has only grown stronger.”
Green Day is touring behind a a trilogy of new releases that came out in the fall: “??Uno!, “??Dos!” “??Tr??!”
Tickets for the postponed date will be honored at the March show. To purchase tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com.

MARCH

28th Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

29th Moline, IL I Wireless Center

31st Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center

APRIL

1st Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena

3rd Philadelphia, PA Liacourias Center

4th Fairfax, VA Patriot Center

6th Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

7th Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

9th Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center

11th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

12th Quebec City, QC Quebec Colisee

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY Debut Lyric Video on RevolverMag.com

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY may have originated from Washington DC but their style, image, sound and attitude are straight from the Sunset Strip in its debaucherousfilled heyday. The five-song Time’s Running Out EP which was released on December 4th via Standby Records has announced their arrival to the world with passion and intensity, issuing a warning to pretenders that THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY means business. The EP can be ordered through Amazon and iTunes.

The band recently completed work on a lyric video for the song “Panic (Time’s Running Out)”. Today the video is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Revolver Magazine.

Check out a full stream of Time’s Running Out in its entirety courtesy of Guitar World HERE.

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY combine the bombastic, emotive theatrics of My Chemical Romance, the unstoppably melodic but jagged punk hooks of Green Day and the forceful, confident and party-going atmosphere of Skid Row in a way that’s fresh and original. They’ve taken these components and structured a sound that sounds as vital today as “Youth Gone Wild” back in the day. It’s the sound of the greatest bands of yesterday colliding with the anxiousness of today. THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY is combustible and ready to ignite across the globe.

Lineup:
Bret Von Dehl – Vocals
JC Charles – Guitar
Alex Foxx – Guitar
Brandon Kile – Bass
Tyler Gloyd – Drums

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY Debut EP Time’s Running Out Available Today

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY may have originated from Washington DC but their style, image, sound and attitude are straight from the Sunset Strip in its debaucheries-filled heyday. The five-song Time’s Running Out EP which is set to be released next Tuesday December 4th has announced their arrival to the world with passion and intensity, issuing a warning to pretenders that THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY means business. This is no fly-by-night outfit; this is the real rock n’ roll deal. The EP can be ordered through Amazon and iTunes.

The band commented on their debut EP:

“Time’s Running Out is the soundtrack to the last seven months of our lives. It is the culmination of personal experiences, a sense of rebellion against the fleeting trends in “the scene”, and an unbridled release of emotion. We are so proud of what we have created for our fans and we can’t wait to get to work on our upcoming full length album.”

Today GuitarWorld.com, the online home of Guitar World Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of the EP. Check out Time’s Running Out in its entirety courtesy of Guitar World HERE.

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY combine the bombastic, emotive theatrics of My Chemical Romance, the unstoppably melodic but jagged punk hooks of Green Day and the forceful, confident and party-going atmosphere of Skid Row in a way that’s fresh and original. They’ve taken these components and structured a sound that sounds as vital today as “Youth Gone Wild” back in the day. It’s the sound of the greatest bands of yesterday colliding with the anxiousness of today. THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY is combustible and ready to ignite across the globe.

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY New Single Streaming on AltPress.com

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY may have originated from Washington DC but their style, image, sound and attitude are straight from the Sunset Strip in its debaucheries-filled heyday. The five-song Time’s Running Out EP which is set to be released next Tuesday December 4th has announced their arrival to the world with passion and intensity, issuing a warning to pretenders that THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY means business. This is no fly-by-night outfit; this is the real rock n’ roll deal.

Today THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY has teamed up with AltPress.com to premiere the first single from Time’s Running Out. Get an exclusive first listen to the song “Panic! (Time’s Running Out) HERE.

THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY combine the bombastic, emotive theatrics of My Chemical Romance, the unstoppably melodic but jagged punk hooks of Green Day and the forceful, confident and party-going atmosphere of Skid Row in a way that’s fresh and original. They’ve taken these components and structured a sound that sounds as vital today as “Youth Gone Wild” back in the day. It’s the sound of the greatest bands of yesterday colliding with the anxiousness of today. THE RELAPSE SYMPHONY is combustible and ready to ignite across the globe.

Green Day’s 2ND New Album Streaming on GuitarWorld.com

From Guitar World.com

Green Day have just premiered their second new album of 2012 online. Stream ¡Dos! in-full below.

¡Dos! is slated for a November 13 release, with its follow-up, ¡Tre! recently being moved up to a December 11 release following the band’s decision to postpone their upcoming tour dates through February.

“We feel bad we have to delay our tour, so to make up for it we want to give our fans the music earlier than we had planned,” said drummer Tré Cool. “If we couldn’t be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing.”

“Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern,” added Mike Dirnt, referencing frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s ongoing stint in rehab following an onstage meltdown in September.

Go here to stream the entire 2nd new CD

Is Billy Joe’s Rehab Real? Green Day Cancel and Postpone Dates

In the wake of Billie Joe’s send off to rehab (for substance abuse or commercial rock abuse?) it looks like all 2012 dates are off and 2013 are postponed. Green Day appears to have woken up in a media nightmare and they can’t wake up. One must ask if Billy Joe is really having that big of a substance abuse problem or this is a spin in order to placate the corporate rock gods who control Green Day’s livelihood? Far be it from this writer to second guess anyone’s abuse problems or make them seem trivial…that is not my intention. The big elephant in the room that no one seems to be discussing is how all this went down when Billy Joe did the most true punk thing he has ever done, which is tell off I Heart Radio. Is this how GD gets back in with the bigs by sucking up and spinning a tale around Billie’s rant as though it were ‘the drugs’ talking and not all the corporate bullshit that bands at that level have to put up with to stay at that level? I won’t scream sell out because Green Day did that eons ago, and who can blame them really. Most of us would give anything to be in a successful rock band, and faced with famine or famous, just be honest with yourself. I wish the best for Billie Joe and Green Day including a speedy recovery if it is actually true. But if it is not, in the long run, as usual, it’s the fans who are getting screwed. Just think about it…

The preceding is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pittsburgh Music Magazine

Green Day Canceled 2012 Tour Dates
11/26 — Seattle, Wash. — Paramount Theatre
11/27 — Kennewick, Wash. — Toyota Center
11/29 — Salem, Ore. — Salem Armory Auditorium
12/1 — Sacramento, Calif. — Memorial Auditorium
12/2 — Reno, Nev. — Grand Sierra Resort
12/4 — Santa Cruz, Calif. — Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
12/10 — Tempe, Ariz. — Marquee Theatre

Green Day Postponed 2013 Tour Dates
1/7 — Green Bay, Wis. — Resch Center
1/8 — Rosemont, Ill. — Allstate Arena
1/10 — Wilkes-Barra, Pa. — Mohegan Sun
1/11 — University Park, Pa. — Bryce Jordan Center
1/13 — Rochester, N.Y. — Blue Cross Arena
1/14 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Consol Energy Center
1/16 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Barclays Center
1/18 — Manchester, N.H. — Verizon Wireless Arena
1/19 — Uncasville, Ct. — Mohegan Sun Arena
1/21 — Fairfax, Va. — Patriot Center
1/22 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Liacouras Center
1/24 — Providence, R.I. — Dunkin Donuts Center
1/25 — Portland, Maine — Cumberland County Civic Center
1/27 — Quebec City, Quebec — Colisee Pepsi
1/29 — Toronto, Ontario — Air Canada Centre
1/30 — Cleveland, Ohio — Wolstein Center
2/1 — Moline, Ill. — i Wireless Center
2/2 — Madison, Wis. — Alliant Energy Center
2/4 — Omaha, Neb. — CenturyLink Center
2/6 — Broomfield, Colo. — 1st Bank Center
2/8 — Las Vegas, Nev. — MGM Grand Garden Arena

Pittsburgh Punks August Ruins Make ‘Headlines’

August Ruins was forged right in PMM’s hometown of Pittsburgh coming up from the “underground armed with motivation, a message, and a melody”. AR was founded in May of 2009 forming randomly through craigslist ads, and ever since has found success with an explosive sound, combining the speed and melody of California punk with the technicality of modern metal. (On first listen one of our reviewers, Melisa, said they sound like Green Day meets A Day to Remember). August Ruins has been described as fist in the air punk rock, with blistering guitar solos and pounding double bass, combined with catchy choruses, melodic back up vocals, and “an all around passion that illuminates from each member of the band”. With elements of hardcore, metal, and melodic punk music August Ruins is sure to find many fans.

Their latest EP “Headlines” includes some crusty gems like “You Decide” and “Gone Forgotten” with posh punk melodies reminiscent of NOFX, Anti-Flag, New Found Glory and a hint of old-old My Chemical Romance. As August Ruins builds their reputation locally and nationally they will certainly gain an audience among old school and new school punks. But, they certainly have enough elements of hardcore and metalcore to also win those prone to that genre(s) as well. This is an exciting up and coming band that has a ton of potential to break out of Steel Town and hit everytown. Keep them on your radar to make more headlines very soon.

Mike Sebula – Bass Guitar / Lead Vocals
Eric Sebula – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Reggie Little – Rhythm Guitar / Vocals
Kory Caldarelli – Percussion

“Headlines” Produced and Recorded by Brian Mcternan and Mike Schleibaum at Salad Days Studio! On Sale Now. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/headlines-ep/id523654028

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STELLAR CORPSES PREMIERE NEW HALLOWEEN EDITION VIDEO

Santa Cruz punk rockers Stellar Corpses are premiering an all-new Halloween edition video for their debut single “Vampire Kiss,” today at AOL’s Noisecreep! Recently filmed in Hollywood at a raucous house party, by director Jared Sagal (Rockerrazzi Films), check out the band performing the track singer Dusty Sheehan tells Noisecreep “is a tribute to the greatest vampire movie of all time, The Lost Boys, filmed in our hometown of Santa Cruz.” The band also recorded two webisodes full of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews to accompany the video.

Stellar Corpses’ new studio album Dead Stars Drive-In was produced by multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Joe McGrath (AFI, Morrissey, Green Day, Blink-182, Alkaline Trio). Blending a musical amalgamation of punk, rockabilly, hard rock and melodic rock, thrown in for good measure, Dead Stars Drive-In defies musical expectations. In support of the release, Stellar Corpses have recently been on tour supporting Tiger Army, punk rock legends TSOL, Nekromantix, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and classic horror punk rockers The Misfits. The band recently added a new slate of Southern California live shows, with additional tour dates to be announced.

With musical influences ranging from Elvis, Black Flag, Social Distortion, Stray Cats, and Bad Religion, to Black Sabbath, The Misfits, Danzig, Rancid, Sepultura and Megadeth, it’s no wonder Stellar Corpses chose to work with producer McGrath pouring everything they had into a stellar first album. Dead Stars Drive-In features special guest turns from Hunter Burgan and Jade Puget from the revolutionary goth punk band AFI, and Michale Graves of The Misfits.
Dead Stars Drive-In covers all sorts of subjects beginning with the title track, an ode to the dark side of Hollywood and how some of its brightest stars eventually burned out. “But to this day, their lights shine as bright as ever, and we will go on loving them always,” Sheehan explains.

Stellar Corpses, which literally means “dead stars” in astronomy (Grave’s idea from studying astronomy in college), have become a fixture in the Santa Cruz hard rock music scene over the years. They are by no means an overnight success story. The band met in high school and have been around, playing clubs, building their fan base one-by-one with their dynamic and interactive live shows.

Stellar Corpses is Dusty Sheehan on vocals and lead guitar, Dan Lamothe on upright bass and backing vocals, Emilio Menze on guitar and backing vocals, with Kyle Moore on drums.

STELLAR CORPSES CONFIRMED LIVE SHOWS:

DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
October 30 The Viper Room Los Angeles, CA
November 1 The Hood Palm Desert, CA
November 2 Bar Eleven San Diego, CA
November 3 So Cali Studio Los Angeles, CA
November 4 Slide Bar Fullerton, CA
November 10 The Cosmopolitan/Sunset Sessions Las Vegas, NV
November 30 The Alley Sparks, NV
December 01 Oakland Metro Oakland, CA
May 25, 2013 Tucson Rodeo Grounds (Hot Rods and Horror Festival) Tucson, AZ

* additional dates TBA