If you ask a fan of ska to name three pioneering acts, you’ll likely find a lot of people answering with Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (RIP) and Less Than Jake. And for good reason. The staying power of the three legendary bands speaks for themselves; Reel Big Fish formed in 1991, the Bosstones were around as early as the mid-1980s, and Less Than Jake first surfaced thirty years ago.
It’s easy to forget how courageous and inspiring it is to lay all your cards on the table, especially as an artist in the public eye. To the layperson, it might feel uncomfortable if a few friends or family members find something out about them that’s personal or revealingContinue reading →
Punk In Drublic Fest has announced its European tour for 2021, featuring their first announcement of bands. NOFX, Pennywise, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Reel Big Fish, The Vandals, Face to Face, Comeback Kid, Days N Daze, The Baboon Show. More bands TBA soon! Continue reading →
Musical genius Anthony Vincent is at it again with another video of “covers in the style of” form his YouTube channel 10 Second Songs, this time focusing on Mötley Crüe. With their film The Dirtstreaming on Netflix starting this weekend and Vincent making a cameo in the film (blink and you’ll miss it), he has tackled ‘Kickstart My Heart’ in the style of 17 artists including himself. It’s pretty hilarious to hear his take on artists such as Led Zeppelin/Greta Van Fleet, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Reel Big Fish, Devin Townsend, Ricky Martin, Dean Martin, Baby Shark,The Saved By The Bell theme song and more!Continue reading →
We’ve seen a lot of bands evolve in their discography in recent years, and it seems more and more, heavier bands are taking on the Pop side of things. But what happens when a band known for its Pop Rock tunes tries to diversify their sound?Continue reading →
Download Festival has made a major announcement for 2019 with Def Leppard, Slipknot, and Tool announced as the three headliners. This is major news as Def Leppard, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees are still a huge global touring act, while Slipknot and Tool seem poised to dominate in 2019 with new albums hopefully from each. Also announced are Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Die Antwoord, with the full list below. Ticket options are on sale now at 2018 prices, until Tuesday 6th November.Continue reading →
In a clear throwback to its pop-punk roots, the 2016 Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys announced their full lineup tonight. Among the top bands headlining are New Found Glory, Tonight Alive, Sum 41, Falling In Reverse, Less Than Jake, The Story So Far, Yellowcard, Reel Big Fish, We The Kings, Sleeping With Sirens, Four Year Strong, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Pepper, Motionless In White, ISSUES, Crown The Empire, State Champs and more. The lineup was anouncedat a special event/concert webcast , the first-ever Warped Tour Kick-Off Live Webcast held Llst night, held at Full Sail Live in Winter Park, FL
Tour founder Kevin Lyman MC’d the night and commented:
“Who would have thought that we would be still bringing you the Vans Warped Tour in 2016? Each year I look forward to the summer and the chance to tour with so many old friends and hopefully some new ones”.
Jim Estepa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Journeys, also commented:
“As our partnership with Vans Warped Tour grows, we are thrilled to make the jump forward to naming both of the main stages this summer. The visibility, brand growth and full integration that we’ve been able to build into the program with the Warped team has been not only practically beneficial, but also an incredibly fun relationship to build. Over the years that we’ve worked together, we’ve grown our promotional presence, grown the offerings that we can make to our employees, grown our retail partnerships to include ticket sales in multiple markets and now grown to be the name partners of the main stages. It feels like a natural next step for us and we are excited to see what the future brings!”
Warped Tour’s charitable organization Unite The United will be launching a charity auction to aid LA band The Ghost Inside in their efforts to recover from a devastating bus collision on tour last November. The auction will kick off on May 19th at www.Ebay.com/unitetheunited.
Tickets for all dates are on sale now at ww.vanswarpedtour.com.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas may have blundered big time when their social media team tweeted the poster for their date of The 2016 Vans Warped Tour, Presented By Journeys, just four days before the official announcement of the first wave of bands. Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Yellowcard, Issues, Falling In Reverse, We The Kings, The Maine, Whitechapel, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Vanna, and From Ashes To New are among the bands on the poster., the tour is slated to run from June 24th to August 13th and tickets go on sale Tuesday 3/22 at 10 AM local time, to coincide with the lineup announcement and party at Full Sail University in Winter Park Florida. As of yet, there has been no announcement from Warped tour confirming or denying this lineup. Festival producer Kevin Lyman commented on his Twitter account that he will check tomorrow to confirm the accuracy.