A new documentary, new tour dates ... a new album?
For a few weeks now, the original members of the rock band L7 have been teasing a possible reunion with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a planned live performance documentary about the band called L7: Pretend We’re Dead. Yesterday, the original members of L7 announced officially that they are reuniting to play a pair of shows this year … with the promise of a full tour to follow. All of this news is fairly new so there aren’t much details about the tour nor is there any info about a possible new album but it sounds like the members of L7 are very excited about this reunion so I’m guessing anything is possible. More »
Posted under: 'Pretend We're Dead', L7
"Sad for you- that you’re witnessing this immaturity."
The enduring drama of the very public break-up of the pop punk band Blink-182 continues with the release of a very deLONG open letter shared on Facebook by former Blink guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge in the wake of a very embarrassing back and forth with Blink bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. As you may recall, we learned Monday from Mark and Travis that Tom had left the band and he was being replaced with Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio on upcoming Blink-182 concert dates. Immediately after that information was released, Tom issued a statement of his own saying that he didn’t quit the band and was still a member. Immediately after that statement was released, Mark and Travis went on the record again in an interview with Rolling Stone that makes very clear that NOPE, Tom. Is. Out. of Blink-182. The very lengthy letter below comes from Tom in response to the RS interview with Mark and Travis and it further highlights, I think, the sad state that Blink-182 has become. Click below to read Tom DeLonge‘s very deLong letter in full. More »
"Are we dysfunctional? Yes. "
Just a short time ago, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of Blink-182 issued an official statement making it very clear that fellow Blink member Tom DeLonge had decided to take an “indefinite hiatus” from the band so he could focus on other “non-musical endeavors”. The surviving members of Blink announced that Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio would be filling in for Tom at already scheduled Blink-182 shows. Shortly after news of Tom‘s departure from Blink started making the rounds, DeLonge posted a message on his official Facebook profile saying, Nah, he didn’t quit the band … so … yeah, that’s what’s going on in the world of Blink-182 these days. Click below to read Tom‘s statement regarding his not quitting the band. More »
Posted under: Blink-182, Tom DeLonge
You gotta have (f)ART
A street artist by the name KATSU has painted a portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg using poop as his medium of choice. I suppose a lot can be said about a portrait of a person that was created using human excrement but it’s probably better to let the artwork speak for himself. According to KATSU, he had to “wear a respirator and burn organic [incense] during rendering” because, obviously, it is very difficult to paint with feces. I would assume it’s shitty work. See what I did there? Of course you did. Click below to see what this literally shit-stained portrait of Mark Zukcerberg looks like and learn more about the art piece and it’s artist itself. More »
Posted under: KATSU, Mark Zuckerberg
A vast majority of us more enlightened folks know and fully understand the gift we have in our dear Britney Spears. But, for the few people left on this earth that don’t truly appreciate her genius … this post is for you. Britney updated her social media accounts with a new photo and caption that offers a very important life lesson for all of us. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. We only have now. Britney has a message for you, people of the world … a message you can read in full below.
Posted under: Britney Spears
The White House has announced that President Obama will unveil a proposal tomorrow that will offer two years of community college FREE to any student in the US who meets a minimum GPA. In addition, President Obama will also propose two years of free technical training to those who might want to take that route of learning, if they meet the requirements. The details of this new proposal, called America’s College Promise, will be announced in full tomorrow but a preview of the details has been posted on the official Facebook profile for the White House. Click below to see video of President Obama previewing his plan for this free college program. More »
For the most part, Justin Bieber has been laying pretty low lately … not really getting into trouble and not really causing much of a fuss, except when he tried to convince the world he bought himself a new private jet when, in fact, he did no such thing. Last week, video of The Biebs surfaced that showed him doing a bit of skateboarding and not really doing it very well (not to mention the dress he was wearing over his leather pants, ugh). Today we learn that JB ended up breaking his ankle because he posted a photo of his swollen foot on his official Facebook page. No word on how he injured himself but I’m gonna guess this break might be due to his poor skateboarding skills. Click below to see Bieber‘s busted foot. More »
Posted under: Justin Bieber