U2 postpones North American tour due to Bono back injury
U2 frontman Bono has reportedly sustained a back injury prompting emergency surgery this past Friday. Doctors reported he had suffered a torn ligament and herniated disc in his back, causing slight paralysis in one leg. Upon release from his surgery, the decision was made to postpone the North American leg of their U2 360 tour, slated for this summer.U2 on ThrillCall
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray found dead in Iowa hotel
Paul Gray, better known as #2 (members of Slipknot were denoted by corresponding numbers), bass player and founding member of Slipknot has been found dead in an Iowa hotel room. Gray had gone on record in the past about struggling with drug addiction, but no definitive cause of death was given at time of press.Slipknot on Thrillcall
Something Corporate back after 5-year hiatus
After taking a 5-year break, Andrew McMahon and company are back, and they're taking the road by storm. McMahon, lead vocalist and pianist for the punk/alt-rock quartet has kept himself busy with Jack's Mannequin, as well as a very public battle with leukemia that led to complete remission and a return to good health. Lead guitarist Josh Partington also went on to form the band Firescape
Something Corporate has already been busy since their return, playing both coasts for the Bamboozle Festival, as well as several dates in Chicago. Be sure to check them out on their "welcome back" headlining tour.Something Corporate tickets and show dates
Ratatat to release new album, LP4
Brooklyn bedroom electro-rockers Ratatat come forth with their 4th full-length, following the same title structure of the past three, simply titled LP4.
Following hot off the heels of production work with Kid Cudi on his debut album Man On The Moon: The End Of Day, and remixes with artists such as Bjork, the boys from Brooklyn are at the top of their game right now. Look out for them to be on tour in support of LP4 very soon.Check out Ratatat on Thrillcall
Saqsuatch Festival lineup officially announced!
The monster festival hosted in George, WA has officially released it's lineup and stage times for their Memorial Day Weekend showdown. The hottest names in Indie Rock will be gracing the stage at Sasquatch, which boasts four separate stages to see bands on.View full lineup and get tickets here
My Morning Jacket announce new tour dates
Jim James fronted tour de force My Morning Jacket have just announced new tour dates in support of a charity James has championed recently. Appalachian Voices, a group working to stop the environmentally destructive practice of mountaintop coal mining has received a much greater amount of visibility due to James.My Morning Jacket tickets on ThrillCall
R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio, vocalist of Heaven and Hell (a collaboration between himself and Black Sabbath members) has succumbed to his battle with stomach cancer. Well known for his love of his fans, Ronnie greatly appreciated the outpour of support he received during his battle with cancer.Heaven and Hell on ThrillCall
Bow Wow busted for soliciting sex via Twitter
Rapper and Actor Bow Wow has been caught soliciting an unnamed female for sex via Twitter. Apparently attempting to communicate via Direct Message, he accidentally posted the exchange to his Twitter feed and was subsequently caught trying to exchange money for sexual favors.Bow Wow on ThrillCall
Carlos D: An Interpol-er No more
Indie darlings Interpol have announced via their website that founding member and bass player Carlos D (nee Dengler) has left the band. It has been stated that his departure was under amicable circumstances, and the band wish Carlos all the best in his future endeavors.Get Interpol concert tickets
Das Racist: Genius or have they come to destroy music?
Rooted in tongue in cheek humor and existential societal commentary, the boys in Das Racist appear to just be another dumb club rap group from the outside. However, you'd be wrong in assuming this. Comprizing of Himanshu Suri and Victor Vazquez, these highly-educated young men use their stripped down approach to, quite literally, make social commentary by prolonging the very stereotypes and foibles they sing about.Das Racist on ThrillCall