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
"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
Tom doesn't want to "participate in any Blink-182 projects"
Tom DeLonge, an integral 1/3 of the pop punk band Blink-182 has left the band indefinitely according to an official statement released today by the surviving members of the band Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. Early reports that Tom “quit” the band have been refuted because, apparently, there is a difference between a band member going on “indefinite hiatus” and a band member “quitting”. Click below to read the full text of the official statement issued by the now DeLonge-less Blink-182 and draw your own conclusions. More »
Posted under: Blink-182, Tom DeLonge
"It is with great disappointment and regret ..."
Bummer news for fans of the rock band the Black Crowes … according to a statement released by guitarist Rich Robinson, the band has officially broken up. It turns out that there has been some infighting in the band about group membership, stake in the band and of course money and because things have reached an impasse, Robinson says, the band has to break up. I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of the Black Crowes but I’ve always respected their work and really do like many of their big singles. It’s sad that the group’s legacy has to be tarnished by this messy-sounding break up but … such is rock ‘n roll. More »
Congratulations are in order for actress Zooey Deschanel and her boyfriend Jacob Pechenik because today we learn that the happy couple are expecting the birth of their first child! Zooey issued an official statement to People magazine announcing her pregnancy and sharing with the world her excited joy at becoming a first time mom this summer. Click below to read Zooey‘s pregnancy announcement and let’s get excited for the wee Deschanel to come! More »
Save The Date
Back in April of last year we first started hearing about the possibility of actor Channing Tatum starring in a stand-alone feature film about the X-Men superhero character Gambit when he started talking very publicly about his desire to play the role. Then in May we learned officially that Channing nabbed the Gambit role and in June we learned that the movie would be released before the next X-Men sequel film hits theaters. Today we learn that Gambit will be released at the end of next year, meaning that Channing will definitely get his wish to play the superhero character that he says he loves so much. More »
"We couldn't be happier to begin our new journey together"
Yesterday we got the heads up earlier in the day that whirlwind lovebirds Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden were getting married in a private ceremony in her home last night and today we learn that the couple successfully made it down the aisle to say their I Dos. A representative for the newlyweds is confirming the news today that Benji and Cameron are now husband and wife. The new Mr. & Mrs. were wed in front of an intimate group of family (including Benji‘s brothers Josh and Joel) and friends (including Samantha Ronson, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow) in what is being described as a “big” wedding. Read on for more deets about the happy nuptials last night. More »
"I am more than the notes that I hit"
On New Year’s Eve, Tony Award winning singer Idina Menzel performed a live rendition of her mega-hit song Let It Go from the crazy successful Disney animated film Frozen on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on ABC and when she failed to properly hit the penultimate high note at the end on live television, critics on Twitter began to skewer her for the mistake. As with all Twitter criticism, the comments ranged from really terrible to the absolutely worst possible thing ever … and they continued to be leveled at Idina all New Year’s Day. In response, Idina posted on Twitter a portion of an interview she gave last year about this very thing and brilliantly handled the situation with grace and class. Click below to see how Idina Menzel responded to the hate she’s been receiving on Twitter. More »
"You're a copycat, get back / I'm always on your mind"
Last August, lyrics from an alleged Madonna diss track titled Two Steps Behind Me about Lady Gaga were released online. Because no audio ever surfaced to corroborate the authenticity of the lyrics, the story kinda went nowhere … until yesterday. In the wake of an initial 13 leaked demo songs from the recording sessions for Madonna‘s as-yet unreleased album Rebel Heart and after another 17 unfinished demo songs were subsequently leaked, 3 more demo songs leaked yesterday … including the so-called Lady Gaga diss track Two Steps Behind Me. It turns out that the lyrics that were released in August were 100% correct (“You’re a copycat, Where is my royalty? You’re a pretty girl, I’ll give you that. But stealing my recipe, it’s an ugly look“). In response to the demo leak, Lady Gaga posted a nasty message on her official Instagram profile seemingly directed at Madonna even as Madonna and her manager Guy Oseary tried to convince us that the diss track isn’t directed at Gaga (yeah right). The leaking of Madonna‘s demos continues to get messier … and we are still more than 2 months away from the release of Madonna‘s album. OY! Click below to read what everyone involved in this new drama has to say about thangs. More »
PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum
This week’s YATNB could get intense, so let’s all try to keep calm, share our thoughts, and carry on. I will be the first to say that I feel like I don’t have a firm grasp on these recent reports of the Sony Pictures hack. And honestly—because of some of the disgusting things I saw in those e-mails—I felt disinterested. But I want to open up a wider conversation about the threat of hacking in general, because it seems like we are dealing with a new kind of something. I watched President Obama‘s year-end address (#TeamJamesFlacco), and I felt confused. And since then articles are popping up all over about North Korea’s involvement (or lack thereof) in the hack and subsequent threats against the United States. But I didn’t start thinking about the threat of hacking on a larger scale, until a new story that came out about Iggy Azalea, where hackers were threatening to release her sex tape (unless she apologized for some ignorant comments she made on Twitter). At which point I was like, Wait. What? Click inside for more.