Today I Fight Dragons brought us the bittersweet news that longtime member, Bill Prokopow would be leaving the band indefinitely. Described as handling “Rock Band guitar, NES, SNES, NES advantage, NES zapper, keyboards, nintendo-control-center,” Prokopow will be leaving before IFD’s stint on this summer’s Warped Tour, to focus on his solo project, Will Post. Unfortunately this means that Prokopow will also be absent from the band’s forthcoming album, The Near Future. Check out a statement from Prokopow below, and in the meantime, enjoy this little number to remember him by. (more…)
Happy New Year’s Eve, music lovers! As a special treat for fans, Artist Vs Poet have released a new single called “Close To You,” which you can take a listen to below. The band will be touring Japan this February with William Beckett for shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, in support of their latest release, Keep Your Secrets.
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Taking to Twitter yesterday, Paramore shed light on the question of who would be the latest music industry notable to play drums. Fans may recall that longtime drummer Zac Farro left the band in 2010 and they have lacked a permanent drummer ever since. Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin has filled in, but with Nine Inch Nails touring this fall, they had to find another replacement.
Gillespie’s band, The Almost, released an album through Tooth And Nail earlier this year. The group has yet to comment on Gillespie’s decision to join Paramore for the fall, but we’ll update you if anything develops further.
According to NME.com, Rivers Cuomo says he and his band Weezer want to launch their own summer camp. The frontman says, “We’d like to put together some sort of Weezer camp, but we’re just beginning to talk about it, so I don’t have any details yet,” but it will be like a “conventional summer camp” says NME.com. Bummer, I was really hoping for a rock n’ roll space camp. Either way, that will probably be the coolest place to send your kids during the summer.
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It’s officially summer, and Warped Tour has begun! In case you haven’t heard, we’re sponsoring our own stage for twenty-two dates and bringing over twenty-three artists out to perform on it. We decided to catch up with these artists to get the scoop on their summer plans.
Over the past few years, Phone Calls from Home have become a pop rock staple in their local scene. These boys will be bringing their exciting live show to Warped Tour all month long, with hopes of bringing feel-good vibes to fans new and old. Read on to find out how the band met, what they’ve been doing this year, and what they hope to accomplish on Warped Tour.
OS: How did you guys all meet and start the band?
PCFH: Dave, Zack, and Jason met in high school and they met Danny when they were on tour and played a show in Alabama.
OS: Like OurStage, Phone Calls From Home is a Boston-bred operation. What’s your favorite local venue to play?
PCFH: We played at the Brighton Music Hall recently with Paradise Fears and it was great! Definitely a new favorite for us.