Fall Out Boy recently performed at the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl halftime show in Honolulu, Hawaii, playing their latest hit, My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up),” from their LP Save Rock and Roll, as well as their breakthrough track, “Sugar, We’re Going Down.” Although official footage has not yet been released, you can check out a fan video below, and catch Fall Out Boy on tour with Paramore this summer.
The return of Fall Out Boy has caused celebration and complaints across the blogosphere. If you’re not over the moon with excitement for their comeback you’re probably on the side of the fence that preferred them on hiatus. Either way is fine, but it’s becoming increasingly clear they are not going back to obscurity anytime soon.
Keeping fans in the loop on their activities, bassist Pete Wentz has blogged about everything going on in the world of FOB since their return became official at the end of January. It’s a short piece, but it covers a lot. You can read his thoughts below: (more…)
After Property of Zack broke the news of a Fall Out Boy reunion this past Friday, the Internet has been buzzing with high hopes and anticipation. Coming nearly three years after the band announced their split, it’s all but confirmed that the hiatus is about to end, leaving fans speculating about the possibility of new music, new festival shows, and even new tours.
While we can’t tell you much, we will say that after a recent tweet from guitarist Joe Trohman, that read, “The rumours are still untrue, unreal & totally outta this world! *shreds gnar, does surf’s up hand signal*. Seriously, it’s not going down,” we can’t help but join fans in wondering if the “denial” is a subtle reference to Skate & Surf Festival, which the band has been long rumored to play.
Check back for more updates, and let us know your thoughts on a reunion in the comments.
If you like Fall Out Boy check out OurStage artist Orange Avenue.
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Former Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has announced several book tour dates to support his latest novel Gray, a semi-autobiographical story about a musician who struggles with identity, fame, and depression on the road with his band.
Though Wentz and the other members of Fall Out Boy have all been keeping busy with their respective musical and non-musical projects in recent years, the speculation surrounding a possible reunion tour has amplified as the ten-year anniversary of their 2003 album Take This to Your Grave approaches. The members have individually denied such a possibility in the past, but have stopped short from ruling it out entirely. Fall Out Boy fans should keep their ears open, though. Something big might be on the way soon.
If you can’t wait for a possible Fall Out Boy reunion, check out OurStage act Orange Avenue.
For the dates of Wentz’s book tour, read below the jump.
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- The land of the free…and the home of Kelly Clarkson.
- Hey, Kanye fans, stop bullying Amber Rose!
- What’s Madonna’s new album T.I.T.L.E.?
- Is President Obama a Little Monster?
- Who’s got the #1 spot this week? No surprises: Adele is still holding it down.
- Pete Wentz: Bassist-turned-hypeman?
Hip hop heroes did more than disappoint this weekend when headliners for the First Annual Playground Music Festival skipped their sets, leaving fans and promoters scratching their heads and looking for refunds.
The event was billed as a two-day hip hop, rock and electronic festival, suited for all ages, and promised 200 bands over thirteen stages. Hosted by Nick Cannon and headlined by The Game, E-40, Too Short, Big Sean, New Boyz, Panic! At The Disco and The Bravery, it even boasted appearances by Lindsay Lohan and Pete Wentz.
When gates at Hidden Valley, Irvine opened at noon on Saturday, the mostly vacant parking lot was an early warning sign that the 30,000 capacity outdoor venue might not be packed that day. Once inside, fans found their way across thirteen stages strewn throughout the Hidden Valley property, ultimately leading to the main stage, where Game was expected to perform his Number 1 album, R.E.D. later that evening.
With no signage or announcements of show schedules and stages, it was tough for fans to find the sets they came to see. Luckily, we caught OurStage’s own ForestPunk delivering one of the best rap performances I’ve seen in years. The twenty-year old Los Angeles native spit thirteen tracks in his hour-long set, which included an eclectic range of thought-provoking prose over heart-pounding dubstep beats, up against his softer-sounding songs like Scary Monster over acoustic guitar. His set-closing number, Bad Monkey had tinges of Lupe-inspired sound fused with the insight and confidence expected from an artist twice his age.
As the night moved on, Shiny Toy Gunz and The Cataracs gave lackluster performances to an eager but small crowd. As the lock neared 8PM, the sound plug was abruptly pulled and an announcement followed that Game won’t be performing tonight. Show is over. Please proceed to the exits. No talk of refunds or rescheduling followed, only herds of fans rushed through the grounds with no explanation as to why. Too Short and E-40 also missed their headlining slots, with the entire night going up in smoke.
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- Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson battle for custody of son. Either way, child is destined for a future in pop-punk.
- Chris Brown done apologizing for “domestic mishap.” Is that what they’re calling it these days?
- Kim Kardashian’s lyrics are… awesome.
- Jadakiss remembers celebrating his birthday with Biggie. R.I.P.
- Ever wanted to know what Bieber would look like with facial hair? Yeah… neither have we.
- Paris Hilton’s new music to grace our ears with its presence
- She may not have been born at Number 1, but Lady Gaga’s singles are certainly living there
- Lil Kim and Nicki MInaj digitally duke it out
- Got some birthdays in da house!
- Ozzy Osbourne gets sentimental on Valentines Day
- The most devastated person by Wentz and Simpson’s breakup is… Mark Hoppus?
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- Jim Morrison releases a record from beyond
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With new records from Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Coldplay and Beyoncé scheduled to drop, 2011 is already shaping up to be a big year for music. This week, we’re taking a look at ten of the most anticipated rock releases, which stretch across subgenres from hardcore to electronica to indie rock.
Jack’s Mannequin – TBA
After 2008’s heartfelt release The Glass Passenger, Jack’s Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon is ready to release new material. Passenger, which chronicled McMahon’s battle with leukemia, was a darker record then sunny debut Everything in Transit. But going on what we’ve heard so far, the new release will be yet another masterpiece, with plenty of well-executed piano-drenched pop rock.
Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys (Spring)
Indie rock kings Death Cab for Cutie will be releasing their seventh album early next year. Frontman Ben Gibbard promises that this record will be “less guitar-centric” than any of Death Cab’s previous records, which have typically been of slower, chord-based song structure. Lyrically, bassist Nick Harmer insists that this album will have a much broader emotional scope than 2008’s Narrow Stairs.
Black Cards – TBA
After the band announced their hiatus, Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz decided to keep doing what he does best”make undeniably catchy pop music. Teaming up with then-unknown vocalist Bebe Rexha, Saves the Day drummer Spencer Peterson and The Receiving End of Sirens guitarist Nate Patterson, Wentz created Black Cards. The group’s music (especially Rexha’s vibrato-soaked vocals) is reminscent of early No Doubt, with an influx of dance-worthy electronic beats.
Taking Back Sunday – TBA (Spring)
Taking Back Sunday‘s lineup has changed so many times that their Wikipedia page has a full chart to help fans understand the eleven-year timeline of the group’s career. After a few missteps with new members”even frontman Adam Lazzara apologized for 2009’s New Again”the original lineup is back, making this one of the most anticipated releases for any fan of TBS’ genre-defining album, Tell All Your Friends. From the sounds of the demos that have already been posted, it looks like TBS is returning to their roots and ready to make a big comeback.
No Doubt – TBA
It’s amazing to think that ska-princess-turned-pop-superstar Gwen Stefani had any time in 2010 to return to the studio and make a brand new record with her band, No Doubt. Since the band’s humble beginnings in the late ’80s, Stefani has become a powerhouse solo artist, entrepreneur, fashion designer, wife and mother. But, somehow, she was able to make some time for writing music, and No Doubt’s comeback album is eagerly awaited by fans young and old. As of now, details have been pretty hush-hush about this release, but we’re betting that the new No Doubt will be bigger and better than ever.
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.) – February
After a full-year hiatus from the stage, charismatic ex-Chiodos frontman Craig Owens is back. Joined by members of Underminded, From First to Last, Story of the Year and Matchbook Romance, Owens has already made a huge splash on the modern rock scene with his new project, D.R.U.G.S. The band will be releasing their album in February, before they head out on Alternative Press’ AP Spring Tour 2011. From the sounds of the tracks already released, this post-hardcore supergroup is poised for a massive takeover.
fun. – TBA (Summer)
As we learned in our Q&A with Nate Ruess of fun., the group is hard at work on their sophomore LP and are hoping to release it next summer. The band’s debut album, Aim and Ignite, was an exciting, refreshing and eclectic mix of everything from indie pop to showtunes. Fans are definitely on the edge of their seats, waiting to see what this band will do next.
Cobra Starship – TBA
Still riding high off the success of their latest record, Hot Mess, Cobra Starship have already begun recording their next album. Hot Mess spawned the 2009 smash “Good Girls Go Bad” and launched the band from the small-scale modern rock scene to rulers of Top 40 radio. Though no details have been released about the new album, Cobra’s history dictates that it will be chock-full of undeniably catchy, dance-worthy rock numbers.
The Mars Volta – TBA
GRAMMY-award winning experimental rock group The Mars Volta have kept pretty quiet about their upcoming release, which will be the sixth in the band’s career. The band entered pre-production back in May, and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez recently announced via Twitter that they were putting the finishing touches on the record. This will also be the first record where vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala will be writing all of his own lyrics, with no guidelines or concept provided by chief songwriter Lopez.
Emery – TBA (January/February)
Seattle-based rock group Emery delighted their fans when they returned to their roots on 2009’s …In Shallow Seas We Sail. Full of charging instrumentation, sweeping vocals and shimmering with top-notch production, the record left Emery fans satisfied, but also craving more. The band announced that they are planning to release the album in the early months of 2011, hopefully with some tour dates to follow!
What records are you most looking forward to hearing in 2011? Let us know in the comments!