February 8, 2017 12:34am
Hey everyone it's been a while. We hope you didn't forget about us.
We've actually been getting new photo sets up and working on fixing
things on the site. We might have audio of old interviews from 2001, 2002
and 2005 very soon.
August 25, 2016 5:36pm
The last few months have been super busy. Covered a bunch of shows in
June before heading out to Vegas for my job at the licensing expo. July had
Taste Of Chaos Festival in San Bernardino, the Goo Goo Dolls at the Greek
and Cruefest at the Whisky A Go Go.
August has been the craziest month thus far. We shot and interviewed so
many bands at the Van's Warped Tour from August 5th-9th and we spoke
to Juliet Simms after returning from Vegas after completing our coverage at
the Warped Tour. Last week I had surgery but recovering very well. And
tomorrow we will be covering Culture Club at the Hollywood Bowl which will
Because of surgery updates will be a little slow but we already have been
posting photos from Warped Tour and other shows. Stay tuned for many
Also wanted to point out that our interview with Buddy from Senses Fail
from Warped Tour has had the block removed and is now viewable in the
US. There will be a new interview with him at the Taste Of Chaos Festival
going up shortly.
March 30, 2016 12:47pm
Our Taste Of Chaos Festival 2016 preview is now up and can be viewed
here. More to come.
March 28, 2016 12:34am
Six new interviews have gone up. Check them out below by clicking on the
pictures of the bands. Unfortunately our interview with Buddy from Senses
Fail has been blocked from the US. We hope to have this issue resolved
March 25, 2016 6:30pm
Hey I know we haven't updated the news in a while but we have been
slowly posting new photos sets and fixing up other things. We're having
some technical difficulties right now with the website. This past Tuesday
the annual Warped Tour Kickoff was held in Florida and broadcast via on
the official Warped Tour website. We have a new article about this year's
Warped Tour now up on the site and it can be found here.
More updates coming very shortly as soon as I fix some site errors. I'll also
do a big update on why there were no updates for a bit and big things that
are going on in the music world.
August 2, 2015 10:00am
Hey everyone we have finally gotten all our photos and interviews up from
the Ventura Warped Tour. Our current Featured Band is Metro Station.
They are currently out on the Vans Warped Tour which is about to wrap up
this weekend in Auburn, WA. After a hiatus the band has returned with
their new album Savior and have been drawing pretty large crowds out at
the Warped Tour with new songs like "Love & War", "She Likes Girls" and
"Getting Over You".
Some of the other bands making waves out on the Warped Tour this
summer are Juliet Simms, Sumo Cyco, Born Cages, Tat, The Karma Killers,
Shiragirl and A+ Dropouts. We also had the chance to chat with all of them
about their new albums, Warped Tour, future plans and other things. Be
sure to check out the interviews and pick up the new albums from each of
Warped Tour are currently on a two day break in Vegas before heading
down to San Diego tomorrow. If you live there, Oregon or Washington pick
up your tickets now and catch one of the final 3 days of this year's tour.
June 30, 2015 11:30am
Our new Featured Band is Metro Station. Click the photo to the right to
check out our interview with them. Their new album Savior dropped today
and is available on iTunes now. They are currently out on the Van's
Warped Tour and playing every single day.
I apologize for the video going out of focus when I hit record. I guess I
was having technical difficulties with my Rebel that day.
June 29, 2015 1:23pm
Be sure to check out our new Artist Of The Month: Kiddo. I chatted with her
last week about her new music and her show with City Of Hope at the
Hotel Cafe. If you are in the LA area please stop by Hotel Cafe tomorrow at
June 18, 2015 1:00pm
Taste Of Chaos will be returning for one date only this fall. Saturday
October 3 it will be hitting the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino,
CA and tickets go on sale Monday June 22. It is set to have a killer lineup
which includes The Used, All American Rejects, Finch, Story Of The Year,
Saves The Day. Glassjaw. Dashboard Confessional, The Movielife and
several others. Head on over to www.tasteofchaos.com to check out the
full lineup and get ticket info.
June 18, 2015 5:00am
Today Placebo announced the release dates for the reissues of vinyl
releases of their first 5 albums plus news of releasing old archive footage
and a b-side album. More info can and links to the pre-order and
everything can be found here.
June 17, 2015 2:25pm
Today Metro Station released 3 new songs off their new album Savior. The
album will be released on iTunes on June 30 and will be available at the
band's merch booth all summer long on the Warped Tour. You can check
out the new songs below:
"Used By You"
"Married In Vegas"
"Better Than Me"
The band is about to head out on the Van's Warped Tour which hits
Pomona on Friday. They will be performing on the Journey's Right Foot
Stage. They have also will be joining the Warped Tour in the UK on October
18th, so in case you live overseas and can't make it to the tour in the US
this summer you still will get the chance to see them. Head over to
VansWarpedTour.com now to check out tour dates, who else is playing and
And for more info on Metro Station head over to their website:
June 3, 2015 3:30pm
Hey all, we have a brand new interview with Bastardous. Be sure to click
the photo of them below to check it out.
If you will be heading out to the Ventura date of the Van's Warped Tour
this year be sure to say hello to us. We will have buttons, stickers and
postcards for the website now that we will be giving to anyone that says
hello. Be sure to wear your buttons and stick your stickers on your laptop,
notebooks, etc to help spread the love.
May 22, 2105 5:00pm
The Van's Warped Tour is just around the corner. Have you picked your
tickets up yet? Check out our little preview of this years tour in the articles
Our interview with our new Band Of The Month is now up. Click the picture
to the right to view it. The band have a brand new EP out titled Animal.
You can check out the track "Hunting The Hunter" on the player now.
May 12, 2015 11:19am
New interviews with Juliet Simms, Courage My Love and A+ Dropouts are
now up. Our interview with Hidden In Plain View will be up shortly.
April 25, 2015 7:00pm
On May 9th Hidden In Plain View will be rocking The Roxy Theatre here in
Los Angeles and we have a very special announcement for you all. Click
here to find out more.
March 16, 2015 1:22pm
Brand new photos up in the gallery. The button isn't up yet under photos
so go here for now to view the new photos.
More photos and interviews coming shortly.
Today Blink 182 announced a show at The Roxy this Wednesday (3/18) and
tickets were sold out in under a minute.
February 5, 2015 1:46am
Fallen a bit behind on updates but posted news on Facebook and Twitter.
Last weekend we attended Go Betty Go's album release show at The Roxy.
We got to sit down with them and The Dollyrots before the show and
discuss touring, new music, memories and more. Coverage from the show
will be up this weekend.
Incase you missed it a bunch of bands are doing their 10 year anniversary
shows in the next couple months. Here are just a few:
2/21 - Bleed The Dream at The Viper Room performing Built By Blood in it's
2/28 - Finch at the Glasshouse performing Say Hello To Sunshine in it's
5/09 - Hidden In Plain View at The Roxy performing Life In Dreaming in it's
Also announced this week, The Used guitarist Quinn Allman will not be
joining the band on the road this year. He will return to the band in 2016.
Saosin guitarist, Justin Shekoski will be filling in for him on the upcoming
And Steve Forrest announced he has left Placebo to focus on his band
Planes, in which he sings and plays guitar for. Matt Lunn from Colour Of
Fire will be taking the seat behind the drums for the upcoming UK tour. It is
unknown if he will be the new member of the band or not at this time. We
can't wait to hear what this year has in store for Placebo and Planes.
January 10, 2015 10:30am
We hope you all have a wonderful New Years. Lots of new stuff coming
up. Hope you enjoy the new header.
December 27, 2014 2:00pm
Happy Holidays from everyone at Burning Stars.
November 12, 2014 1:20am
New photos of Jimmy Eat World from the final date of their Futures
Anniversary Tour at Club Nokia and Finch's final show of their Back To
Oblivion Tour are now up in the gallery. Finch have announced they will be
taking a break from touring for a while and that they finally released their
new album on vinyl in stores across the country.
November 1, 2014 11:24pm
Static-X founder Wayne Static has passed away today. Click here to read
more. RIP Wayne Static.
October 29, 2014 6:49am
On Monday it was announced that Placebo frontman will be releasing a
book called Brian Molko: Selected this Friday (10/31/14) and it will be
available in 3 different options. One will just be the hardback book,
another will be just 300 copies signed by Brian and the other will be a
personalized hardback which will only be 200 copies. Prices and shipping
info have yet to be posted. You can order a book from www.brianmolko.
com on Friday.
The band have also announced 18 UK dates for 2015 that kicks off in Dublin
at the end of February and wraps up in London at the end of March. All
tour dates can be found at www.placeboworld.co.uk.
October 27, 2014 9:30am
On Friday Placebo stopped into Los Angeles to wrap up the US leg of their
Loud Like Love Tour at Club Nokia. We were there to cover the show and
have posted photos and a show review.
Also brand new photos of One Ok Rock from their Anaheim show and Koffin
Kats from their Los Angeles show are now up.
October 17, 2014 4:00pm
Next week Placebo will be in town at Club Nokia to wrap up their 2014 US
tour in support of their latest release Loud Like Love. We have a little
show preview up. If you are in the LA area be sure to pick up tickets before
the show sells out. The band will also be hitting Seattle on Monday night
and San Francisco on Thursday.
October 16, 2014 1:35pm
Hey everyone, so many new photos went up over the last few days.
Australian pop rock band Sheppard performed at the Lyric Theatre. This
Legend performed at Loaded in Hollywood, Jeremy & The Harlequins
performed at Space 15 Twenty with Goldstar and at Harvard & Stone and
Mat Devine (of Kill Hannah) has a new band called Wrongchilde who
performed at The Viper Room recently. We were there to capture the
shows for you and photos from each show can be found the gallery. We
also attended the Glamour Kills Tour featuring New Found Glory, We Are
The In Crowd, Fireworks and Candy Hearts. Photos of all 4 bands are also
in the gallery.
We have some new interviews and articles we are working on getting
posted including a review of Finch's highly anticipated third studio album,
Back To Oblivion, which is out now.
October 4, 2014 2:00pm
Tonight we are heading over to the Glamour Kills Tour which features New
Found Glory, We Are The In Crowd, Fireworks and Candy Hearts. The tour is
hitting the world famous House Of Blues on Sunset Strip in Hollywood
September 29, 2014 12:00am
Just posted a brand new review for the Carnivores Tour. Head over to the
articles section to check it out. The photos of AFI and Linkin Park from the
tour are up in the pictures section.
More articles, photos and interviews will be posted shortly.
September 12, 2014 12:00pm
Hey everyone we have tons of new stuff going up on the website. In
August I traveled up to upstate New York for a little bit and while up there
Capture The Crown happened to be in town at the legendary venue Water
Street Music Hall. I had the chance to sit down and chat with frontman
Jeffrey and shoot the show. The photos are currently up in the gallery.
Last weekend I attended Zebrahead, Ataris, Mike Herrera and True Rivals
show in Santa Ana and Kris Roe's solo acoustic show at Loaded in
Hollywood. And last night I went down to Irvine to cover the Carnivores
Tour featuring Linkin Park and AFI. Photos from that show and Kris Roe's
solo show are going up very shortly.
We will be updating the layout soon too.
August 13, 2014 9:38am
Finch have announced the official release date of their forthcoming long
awaited third album which will be released on Razor & Tie Records. The
album is dropping on September 30th and is titled Back To Oblivion. The
band just finished up dates on this summer's Warped Tour and are
currently overseas playing shows in Asia. Alternative Press is currently
streaming a song titled "Two Guns To The Temple" off the album.
There will be an album release show at the Casbah in San Diego on
September 30th and on October 4th the band kicks off their tour in support
of the new release in Santa Ana with Weatherbox and Maps & Atlases. The
month long tour will wrap up on November 8th in Ventura and hitting most
major cities across the US.
For a complete album tracklisting, album cover and tourdates click here.
August 6, 2014 3:00pm
New interviews with Bowling For Soup, The City Shakeup and Buttons have
now been added. There is an issue with the audio on the Crown The
Empire interview and we're working on fixing it.
New photos of Casper & The Bad Spirits have been added as well.
July 23, 2014 11:40am
New photos from the Goo Goo Dolls show last night and the Summerland
Tour last Thursday have been added to the site. Head over to the gallery
to check them out.
July 11, 2014 1:56am
Hey everyone we are going to start uploading the interviews in the next
few days and linking them off the website. Be sure to check out our new
Artist Of The Month: Shira and our new featured band: Beebs & Her Money
Makers. Both are currently out on this summer's Van's Warped Tour. Also
we spoke with One Ok Rock again after receiving many requests for a
second one. We really enjoyed speaking with them and hope to do so
again next time they are in the US.
July 7, 2014 6:00am
All our photos from the Ventura and Chula Vista Warped Tour dates have
been posted. I'll will be catching up on other photo sets from other shows
as much as I can this week.
June 27, 2014 12:10am
Hope you all have been well. We have a lot of photos and interviews from
this year's Warped Tour going up slowly. This year we covered Ventura
and Chula Vista. We've already started to post the photos from Ventura
and have about 6 sets left to go and 10 sets from Chula Vista. Expect
interviews with One Ok Rock, Beebs & Her Money Makers, Shira, Crown The
Empire, Buttons, Bowling For Soup and The City Shakeup. For now head
over to the gallery to check out new photos of One Ok Rock, Finch, Bowling
For Soup and The City ShakeUp from Ventura.
Back in April we spoke with and shot One Ok Rock and have been getting a
lot of requests for more coverage of them and we made that happen. A
brand new interview is coming for the fans as well as another photo set.
Hope that tides everyone over until they come back to LA.
June 12, 2014 4:21am
Hey everyone, after a bunch of technical difficulties the interviews with
Sheppard and Capture The Crown are finally up. Click their pictures below
to check them out.
Lately has been kind of quiet but we have some exciting stuff coming up
including the 2014 Van's Warped Tour. If you have any questions shoot
them over to us either on our Facebook, Twitter or email before June 20
and maybe we will ask your favourite band your question.
I'm still having problems with my arm but hoping to have photos up in the
May 19, 2014 7:06am
Hello everyone, I know it's been a few weeks since our last update. I
haven't been able to edit photos and interviews due to a pinched nerve in
my right arm. I've been dealing with this for the last month or so and it
seems to be getting worse. All I can do at this time is rest it when it's
acting up and try and get stuff done when I'm not in pain. I've also
fractured one of my ribs and the pain meds make me a bit out of it. Hope
you all understand and bear with us right now.
We have some new interviews and photos going up today at some point.
April 10, 2014 11:00pm
Several interviews have been posted including our new featured band One
Ok Rock. More coming soon.
March 24, 2014 11:23pm
I just posted a brand new interview with Mike Davenport about The Ataris
Reunion Tour, vinyl and what's going on with The New Ataris album. There
is a new interview with Evolove that will be up shortly as well.
I've also added new photos of Tonight Alive and The Used from their show
last week at the Palladium to the gallery. Photos of Taking Back Sunday
and the review of the show are coming shortly as well. My coverage of the
Nekromantix and Reverend Horton Heat show on Friday night will be up
shortly as well.
March 19, 2014 4:30pm
Quick update before I head out to cover The Used, Tonight Alive and Taking
Finch just announced they will be part of the 2014 Van's Warped Tour
lineup and they will have a new album out this summer. Click here to check
out the video they posted.
March 17, 2014 11:15am
Last night Stitched Up Heart did a show at House Of Blues in Hollywood and
premiered their new music video "Frankenstein". I remember hearing the
first recording of this that Mixi let me listen to back in early 2012 and I knew
right away it would be a hit. Today the band world premiered their video
on YouTube. Check it out here.
Today Six Days 'Til Sunday premiered their debut video for "Disease" on
YouTube as well. You can check it out here.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Have a great day.
March 14, 2014 4:11pm
Just added a preview for the Van's Warped Tour 2014 Kickoff which will be
held at Club Nokia on April 1st.
Yellowcard has announced that they have parted ways with drummer
Longineu "L.P." Parsons. L.P. left to persue other musical interests. The
band will still be playing this summer's Warped Tour and work on their
follow up to 2012's Southern Air.
New Found Glory have also announced they have kicked guitarist Steve
Klein out of the band due to some felony charges brought against him. I'm
not going to get too much into that just like we never mentioned the
frontman of Lostprophets. Let's keep it all about the music here.
March 10, 2014 11:20am
Hey everyone I got to see The Ataris last week at their Los Angeles date
and their Anaheim date. I just added the photos and show review to the
gallery and articles section. The band is currently out on the road doing the
anniversary tour for their album So Long, Astoria with the classic lineup.
We have posted dates for the tour along with Kris Roe's solo UK/European
Tour in the tour section.
The Brave Ones are still currently doing Campaign For A Cure to help make
their first full length and to raise money to Battle Breast Cancer. Head over
to their campaign page to find out how you can help.
March 4, 2014 5:41am
Hey we have some new photos and a brand new interview up. Click the
picture to the right to view MJ's interview with Fatally Yours frontman, Keith
Thompson. Also please vote for the band to play the Welcome To Rockville
show in Jacksonville, Florida. Click here to find out how.
Last week I shot Scott & Rivers second US show and photos from the show
can be found in the gallery. This is was their first full band show in the
states. In case you were wondering this is a project of Allister bassist Scott
Murphy and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. They started the project a
couple years ago and have been rocking out Japan since then. They have
an album for download on iTunes, which is mostly sung in Japanese but it's
definitely worth checking out.
February 24, 2014 6:08am
Hey everyone. We've been busy making changes to the site and fixing
things to make it look even better. We have some new photos up in the
gallery of MxPx, Allister, Kris Roe (The Ataris), Suburban Legends, Reel Big
A few old interviews have recently been discovered that we never posted
of Aiden, Burn Halo and This Providence from early 2009. Those are now
up. We will be posting our new interview with The Dollyrots very soon.
Keep an eye out for that as well as photos and review from their album
release show. The bands new studio album Barefoot & Pregnant is out
Also there is a brand new interview with Canadian punk band Gob below.
They are currently finishing up their highly anticipated album APT 13 which
will be out late spring/early summer. We got to catch up with the band
about the album and their plans for this year.
More coming soon!
February 15, 2014 3:00pm
New reviews of the TWLOHA Heavy & Light 2014 show at House Of Blues
and MxPx, Allister & Kris Roe at The Glasshouse in Pomona. Both can be
found in the articles section. More to come.
January 23, 2014 12:31pm
Tomorrow Tim Armstrong (Rancid/The Transplants) will have his first art
show opening at Subliminal Projects. He will also be performing as Tim
Timebomb at the opening.
We have added a few old photo sets from 2009 and 2010 that for some
reason never made it online and we'll be adding some from 2011 over the
next few days.
January 11, 2014 6:00pm
Tonight we will be covering the TWLOHA Heavy & Light show at House Of
Blues in Hollywood. The show will feature Jon Foreman (Switchfoot/Fiction
Family), The Summer Set, Tristan Prettyman and more.
January 10, 2014 2:30am
Hey everyone. We apologize for the lack of updates. We are working on
making the website better and some new stuff. The rest of the photos we
haven't posted yet will be up soon as well as our coverage of the Reel Big
Fish/Suburban Legends show last week. Both bands are currently out on
tour and coming to a city near you. For no check the bands Facebook
pages or Pollstar for tour dates as we update the tour section on the
Results of the 2013 Reader's Poll will be announced on Monday. Stay tuned.
January 2, 2014 5:15pm
Hey we hope everyone had a great New Year. Tonight we will be covering
the Los Angeles date of the Don't Stop Skankin' Tour featuring Reel Big Fish
and Suburban Legends at the House Of Blues on Sunset Strip.
December 30, 2013 8:30pm
Hope everyone had a nice holiday. The interview we did with Palaye Royale
at the Viper Room a couple weeks ago is now up as well as photos of Fenix
TX at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.
December 24, 2013 10:10pm
Our interview with Jeremy and The Harlequins is now up. Check it out
December 24. 2013 9:26pm
I just posted two new reviews of Simple Plan's new EP, Get Your Heart On -
The Second Coming and Kill Hannah's show at The Roxy. Both can be found
in the articles section.
December 24, 2013 5:00pm
Happy Holidays everyone! I'm working on getting up the last 2 interviews,
2 reviews and tons more photos. I uploaded my interview with Kill Hannah
as well as photos of them, Rob Zombie, Powerman 5000, Andrew WK,
Goldfinger and Jello Biafra. Stay tuned for more!
Today Simple Plan released their Christmas present for their fans, Simple
Plan live in Australia. Check it out here.
December 22. 2013 4:53pm
Simple Plan announced earlier today that they are not releasing a live dvd
but instead will be uploading it to YouTube for fans to view and download
for free on Christmas Eve. To view their Happy Holidays message and more
info check out their video here.
Last night we uploaded photos of Andrew WK and Jello Biafra from Rob
Zombie's Great American Nightmare on Halloween night. Head over to the
gallery to check those out.
December 17, 2013 4:07pm
The Ataris have announced the tour dates of their upcoming anniversary
tour for their hit album So Long, Astoria. Ex-bandmates John Collura, Mike
Davenport and Chris Knapp will be joining up with frontman Kris Roe for the
tour which will run from February 28th through March 30th across the US.
Check the tour section for all the tour dates.
December 17, 2013 3:15am
Our review and photos from Finch's show at the Fonda Theatre over the
weekend are now up. Goodnight everyone.
December 16, 2013 5:30pm
Today Finch announced they will be joining The Used, Tonight Alive, Taking
Back Sunday and others on the main stage at Extreme Thing in Vegas in
March 2014. Another band rumored to be also joining the main stage
lineup is Crown The Empire.
The Ataris have also just announced they will be doing a So Long, Astoria
reunion tour playing the album in it's entirety. Tour dates have yet to be
announced though. On the band's Facebook page it was also announced
that John Collura, Mike Davenport, and Chris Knapp have rejoined the band.
And our friends Fatally Yours have released their music video for their debut
single "Exit Sign" off their upcoming EP. Head over to www.
fatallyyoursofficial.com to check it out.
December 15, 2013 5:25pm
Australian metalcore band, Capture The Crown have announced they will
be joining Atilla, I See Stars, Ice Nine Kills and Myka out on the road for the
New Kings Tour. A handful of tour dates have been announced so far with
more coming soon. Check out the tours section to find out if they will be
hitting your city.
December 15, 2013 3:56pm
Last night Finch played their final show in the US for the What It Is To Burn
10 year anniversary tour. We have photos and a review coming shortly.
The band introduced a new song they wrote recently called "Back To
Oblivion" which seemed to have a pretty good reaction from the sold out
crowd. This afternoon Finch made a post stating they are not breaking up
so hopefully we will see more from them in the future. For now if you live in
Australia or Japan the band will be heading your way for a few more
anniversary show in February.
To hear the song "Back To Oblivion" go here to check out a fan video from
December 11. 2013 5:30pm
I just posted the Burning Stars top 10 Albums of 2013. Check them out.
Top 10 Albums of 2013
December 11, 2013 2:25pm
Simple Plan have just released their lyric video for "Ordinary Life". Head
over to SimplePlan.com to check it out.
December 11, 2013 4:45am
Just added a couple of sets of photos of Reverend Crow to the gallery.
December 10, 2013 9:00pm
New show preview for the Finch show at the Fonda this Saturday is now up
and can be found in the articles section.
Also if you are in the Maryland/DC area and looking for something to do this
weekend, our friends in Fatally Yours will be playing a show this Saturday
(12/14). They will be playing the Baltimore Soundstage for A Very Mobtown
Christmas and premiering their debut video for "Exit Sign". For more info go
December 9, 2013 12:00am
The 2013 Readers Poll is now live. Please submit your votes now. Voting
ends on December 31, 2013 at 11:59pm.
December 8, 2013 2:21am
Good morning readers, I'm just up fixing a few things on the website. I
have updated the 2013 Articles section which can be found under the
"Articles" link. All the articles posted below are now there as well.
I have also posted our preview for Kill Hannah's upcoming show at The
Roxy on December 17th. The show is close to being sold out so please pick
up your tickets now. The preview can be found here and in the articles
December 3, 2013 11:30am
Hey everyone hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Today Simple Plan's first EP, Get Your Heart On - The Second Coming. The
band have also released an official video today for "The Rest Of Us" which
can be found here. Also it was announced recently via fansite SimplePlan.
cz that the band is working on a lyric video for "Ordinary Life" The band are
currently on tour with the Van's Warped Tour in Australia. Be sure to pick
up the new EP off iTunes, MerchDirect or your local record shop.
November 22, 2013 12:18pm
It had come to our attention that the link for The Brave Ones interview
didn't work and there was an error with our Goldfinger interview. Both
have now been resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience.
November 22, 2013 10:43am
Today Simple Plan released the last and final snippet off their new EP for a
song called "Lucky One" and can be found here.
We have some new reviews and more photos:
Tonight Alive - The Other Side
Tonight Alive at The Roxy 11/19/13
Tonight Alive photos from The Roxy 11/19/13
Fearless Vampire Killers photos from The Roxy 11/07/13
Davey Suicide photos from The Roxy 11/07/13
William Control photos from The Roxy 11/07/13
The Summer Set photos from Universal City Walk 09/02/13
November 21. 2013 5:00am
Yesterday Simple Plan released a snipped of a song called "Ordinary Life"
from their upcoming EP on SimplePlan.cz and today they will release
another snippet of a song called "In" via the Simple Plan Crew website.
Also it has been announced that there will be physical copies of the EP
available at the bands webstore which are now available for pre-order.
November 19, 2013 4:15pm
All-American Rejects frontman recently released a solo single titled "Air". He
said it was just to hold fans over until the band released new material. The
song can be heard here and is available for download on iTunes.
Today Simple Plan just premiered a new song off their upcoming EP on
Perez Hilton's website. Check out the catchy new tune called "Fire In My
Heart" here. The band have also released a snipped of another song called
"Outta My System" on the Simple Plan Crew website. You must be a
member of the SPCrew to listen though.
November 18, 2013 11:54pm
This morning we revealed our new Band Of The Month, Born Cages and
they announced they will be performing at SXSW 2014. Please check out
their song "Don't Look Back" to the right.
We also just posted a new review of our featured band's recent show:
Fearless Vampire Killers at The Roxy 11/07/13
Also today our friend Dustin Hook released his debut solo EP called Higher
Hotels. You may remember Dustin as the bass player of My American Heart
and when the band split up he began working on his own material. To hear
a song from his new EP go here. You are definitely in for a real treat!
November 16, 2013 1:14am
Lots of new updates. We have a new header, we have a bunch of new
interviews and have some reviews for you. If you click the Story Of The
Year cd below it will bring up our review. Photos of our Featured Band,
Fearless Vampire Killers, can now be found in our gallery as well.
Story Of The Year at House Of Blues 10/20/13
The Pretty Reckless at House Of Blues 10/11/13
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare 10/27-11/01/13
Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan have announced the details of their
upcoming EP called Get Your Heart On - The Second Coming. It will be
released in Australia on November 29th while they are on tour over there.
It will be available on iTunes and Amazon MP3 on December 3rd worldwide.
Click here to view the tracklisting and cover art. All the songs on the EP
were written during the writing process for their 4th studio album, Get Your
Heart On but never made the final cut. The band will begin working on their
5th full length sometime in the next few months and releasing a dvd.
November 2, 2013 2:59pm
Hey everyone hope you had a wonderful Halloween! We have some
exciting things coming up on the site. We will have our coverage of Rob
Zombie's Great American Nightmare which will include Goldfinger, Reel Big
Fish, Jello Biafra, Andrew WK, Powerman 5000 and Rob Zombie. Please
keep an eye on th site for this along with other stuff.
October 11, 2013 10:50am
I apologize for even less updates as of recently. I have a serious health
condition that I just found out about and the treatment has been making
me really sick. I will be attending shows here and there and getting photos
and stuff up. Julie will be posting all the interviews due to my editing
software not running on Windows 8 and my laptop breaking once again.
Last week I attended the Reverend Crow show at The Roxy and the Battle
Of The Bands at Slidebar in Fullerton. Photos of the band will be up soon.
August 23, 2013 4:40am
I know it's been a while since we've posted anything. Since the beginning
of July I have been in and out of the hospital and pretty sick. I'm doing
better and slowly trying to catch up on work. My laptop has broke once
again and I have been unable to run our video editing software on my
desktop because it doesn't seem to be compatible with Windows 8. Please
be patient as I try to figure this out so I can get interviews from Warped
We did however get our interview with William Beckett up. His debut solo
album, Genuine & Counterfeit, is in stores now. All the photos from Mayhem
Festival are now up and we will finish getting photos from Warped Tour,
Hootenanny and Sunset Strip Music Festival up shortly.
Canadian pop rocker Avril Lavigne just released the video for her second
single "Rock N Roll" on Tuesday and will be releasing the single for the song
this coming Tuesday on iTunes. Her fifth studio album release date has
however been pushed back to November 5, 2013 and will be released on
Epic Records. No pre-order link is available yet. If you haven't seen her
new video yet you can view it here.
July 1, 2013 2:10am
We just posted a new review that can be found here. Also we have a ton
of new photos from Warped Tour in the gallery section so please be sure to
check those out. More to come along with interviews.
June 3, 2013 3:33pm
We received some sad news today. Mick Morris aka MickDeth, former
bassist of 18 Visions has passed away. We will be posting something for
him this week including photos from the tour they did with Avenged
Sevenfold in 2006.
Warped Tour has announced that The Ataris and Mest have been added to
a handful of the California dates this summer. Please check out the official
website for more info. We are looking forward to seeing The Ataris in
Ventura this summer.
May 15, 2013 5:45pm
Warped Tour and Mayhem Festival are just around the corner. Which
festival are you most excited for? What bands are you excited to see this
summer? Tweet us and let us know @BurningStars.
April 25, 2013 2:44am
Hey everyone! We have some new stuff up. An interview with Parachute,
photos and a review of In Flames. We will also have a new interview with
Anti-Flag, photos of Anti-Flag, William Beckett, Juliet Simms, etc up shortly.
William and Juliet will be on the entire Vans Warped Tour this summer. Are
you attending? Which dates? Who are you most excited to see? We want
to hear your answers. Tweet us and let us know. @BurningStars.
We want to also welcome our new photographer/writer, Lor Myers to the
website. If you want to check out her first review of the In Flames show
she attended go here. Photos she took at the show are up in the photo
February 8, 2013 2:00pm
A few months ago Temecula rock band Finch announced it would be
reuniting for two shows to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their hit
album, What It Is To Burn, one in Pomona and one in London. Tickets sold
out in under 5 minutes for these shows and fans demanded they play their
city so the band booked 3 more shows in Pomona and other cities around
the US and UK.
Last week I got to attend night 1 of the 4 sold out dates at the Glasshouse
in Pomona. The band's set was brilliant and the fans went nuts. Everyone
in the venue sang every word to every song off the album with frontman
Nate Barcalow. The show was insane. From what I've heard night 2 went
even better. The band will be back at Glasshouse tonight and tomorrow
night for the final 2 Southern California dates. If you are attending the
shows be sure to purchase a limited edition hand printed poster. Each
night at Glasshouse will have a different poster all being hand printed at
We recently got to speak with guitarist Randy "R2K" Strohmeyer about the
future of the band, the 10 year anniversary shows and other projects the
band has been up to lately. You can check the interview by clicking on the
picture of Randy to the right. We also got to shoot night 1 and the photos
can be found in the photo section.
January 3, 2013 3:45am
Hope you all had a nice holiday! Happy New Year! We decided to take a
break for a few weeks to have a breather from working and to celebrate
the holidays. But now we are back.
Right now I have our new interview with Matt Toka up for you to enjoy! We
will be adding sets of photos later today as well.
October 24, 2012 11:00pm
In April 2009 we interviewed Damone drummer Dustin Hengst about the
bands last album, Roll The Dice. Unfortunately it was lost and never made
it onto the site. I just found it and I'm posting it for you now. Since then
Dustin has passed away. Thank you Dustin for this interview. Rest in
peace. Click here to read the interview.
Last year Silverchair announced they were going on an indefinate hiatus.
Since then drummer Ben Gillies has emerged with a new project called
Bento, in which he sings and fronts. We recently got to sit down and chat
with him over a call about it, his debut album and the bands plans. This
interview will be posted soon.
I have finished moving all the galleries and am working on getting some
photos from our old print magazine up. So far we got photos of Something
Corporate, Finch, Sugarcult, Letter Kills, Simple Plan and Good Charlotte
up. More soon!
October 3, 2012 2:00pm
Featured gallery: The Rocket Summer at Universal City Walk 9/3/12 Click
here to view the full gallery.
October 3, 20012 11:44am
Happy October everyone! Halloween is just around the corner! Who's
In the last week we posted a bunch of new photo sets and we are making
a bunch of minor changes to the website. Last night we attended
Garbage's show at the Palladium. All I can say is what a magnificent live
band! I will be posting a review this week. Sorry no photos this time.
Tonight we will be heading over to Jimmy Kimmel Live to see the band again
before heading over to The Roxy to shoot Never Like The Movies.
More photos and updates soon! The new interviews will be up by the
September 24, 2012 4:08am
Good morning everyone.
So my laptop's hard drive has crapped out yet again, while in the middle of
editing photos. Thankfully all my files were able to be saved so nothing has
been lost. Last time this happened we got help from our friends at New
Digital Guru to get my laptop up and running for a couple months. This time
either my laptop will have the hard drive replaced or I will be receiving a
brand new laptop very soon. I am also getting a desktop pc which should
make editing so much easier and quicker.
This week we will hopefully have new interviews up as well as a few new
articles. Keep an eye out here, on our Twitter and our Facebook for new
Later today I will get back to work on photos of The Ataris, The Rocket
Summer, Static-X, Davey Suicide, Still Standing, etc.
September 7, 2012 3:12am
Wow it's September already? I can't believe summer is over already. But
at least there will be no shortage of shows. I have been so busy shooting
1-3 shows every night lately. Last night I shot KingQueen at the Viper
Room, Carrera a the Whisky and Awaken The Empire at The Roxy. Tonight
I'm shooting Still Standing at House Of Blues and Tranzkuntinental at the
Viper Room and Casper & The Bad Spirits and Lady Sinatra at the Viper
Room tomorrow. As soon as I get a few free days expect lots of photos
Our new Band Of The Month is Stitched Up Heart. More updates later.
July 24, 2012 4:45am
I reuploaded the interviews a different way which has resolved the issues
they were having before. Our new Featured Artist/Band is Matt Toka! he is
currently out rocking the Ernie Ball & Kevin Says stages this summer at the
Van's Warped Tour.
Photos of New Found Glory & Neo Geo from the Warped Tour and photos
from Hootenanny will be up very shortly. I have posted my review of this
year's Hootenanny. You can view it here.
July 17, 2012 2:45pm
We posted the new featured band interview with Matt Toka along with the
rest of the interviews from Warped Tour. Click the pictures below to view
them. I apologize in advance, the videos became a little shakey after
uploading to YouTube for some reason. I might just reupload them onto
Due to technical difficulties there is a delay on getting the remaining 2 sets
of photos up from Warped Tour. Please be patient with us.
July 9, 2012 9:00pm
Almost finished with Warped Tour photos from the Pomona and Ventura
dates. We have everything up from this year's Extreme Thing plus sets
from Drop Dead LA, Never Like The Movies and Stitched Up Heart.
If you haven't noticed we have revealed who our new features/interviews
are with. I will have them all up in the next day or so. I also will be posting
photos of Rancid, Jonny Two Bags, Bouncing Souls, etc from the
Hootenanny Festival this past weekend. Keep checking back for more
June 22, 2012 5:24am
Today we turn 11! And what better way to celebrate than at Warped Tour
and bringing you new stuff from your favourite bands!
June 19, 2012 12:43pm
I just uploaded some new photo sets for Cassadee Pope and the All-
American Rejects to the gallery. Hoping to get some more up later tonight.
If you have us added on Facebook I uploaded some of the photos I took for
Never Like The Movies debut album Through The Looking Glass. They are a
rock band out of Los Angeles fronted by the lovely Shay Gerson. The band
will have their first show at the famous Whisky A Go Go next Wednesday
June 18, 2012 8:00am
Please be sure to add/like/follow/subscribe to us on the following sites:
June 16, 2012 4:00am
All of the Warped Tour Kick Off photos have been uploaded to our gallery.
We also have updated our Facebook profile, like page, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.
We hope you like the new look of the website so far. We are a little behind
in finishing it but I promise it will be done soon.
Who's excited for this years Van's Warped Tour? We hope you're as excited
as we are! :)
May 4, 2012 2:10am
Please bear with us as we revamp the website! We will post some new
photos in our blog very shortly soon.
March 28, 2012 4:39pm
I just received the set times for tomorrow's Warped Tour Kick Off Show.
There are 2 Special Guests performing tomorrow. I know who one is and
have a very good idea on who the other is but I cannot tell. Come to the
show and find out. I am pretty stoked about the one I know about.
March 28, 2012 2:17pm
This week the All-American Rejects released their 4th studio album, Kids In
The Street. The band's first single "Beekeeper's Daughter" and title track
"Kids In The Street" have been huge hits and receiving a lot of airplay. Last
night the band performed those tracks along with another new track off the
album called "Fast & Slow" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band is
currently out on tour supporting the album.
The Used also released their new album, Vulnerable this week and have
been doing a handful of signings and small acoustic performances to
celebrate. The band did their cd release party at the Troubadour in
Hollywood last night with an acoustic performance to celebrate it's release.
On Saturday they will be performing at Extreme Thing in Las Vegas with
Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead, etc.
I will post reviews of both albums shortly.
March 28. 2012 1:49pm
American Hi-Fi have announced they have signed with Goomba Music. The
band is currently recording their new album at frontman Stacy Jones'
Deathstar Studio in Los Angeles. It is being produced by the band John
March 28, 2012 1:30pm
I apologize I did not realize the news section was not showing up on the
website. I resolved the problem and it looks like we work on Google
Chrome again. Not sure what was going on with that. Don't worry we
aren't going anywhere.
March 28, 2012 1:29pm
This week has been crazy and finally have a day off to get some work
done. I'm in the process of uploading the rest of our photo sets again since
we had to move everything. Hoping to have at least half of the photos
from 2006-2011 back up today as well as some brand new photos. In the
last few months our new photo sets have received over 50,000 views.
On Monday night our friends I Killed The Symphony and the Butcher Babies
played at The Roxy. I have some great photos to share from that night.
Both bands were absolutely amazing!
Tomorrow we will be in attendance covering the 2012 Van's Warped Tour
Press Conference, Movie Screening & Kick Off Party. If you live in the LA
area & would like to attend the show tickets are $8.50 and available on the
Club Nokia website. I believe doors are at 6pm. Some of the bands that
will be performing are Falling In Reverse, Dead Sara and Matt Toka and
there will be special guest appearances.
Also we will finally be running the contest for the signed Evolove &
Blameshift posters! Keep an eye on our Twitter for updates. www.twitter.
March 12, 2012 11:45am
Since our last update we have moved and haven't had much chance to get
online to post some updates. We did however post the interviews with
Blameshift and Evolove. Over the weekend we saw Street Drum Corps at
The Roxy and they had a very special guest with them, Adrian Young of No
Doubt. We posted a few photos in our blog and on our Facebook from the
show. More from that show and others coming very soon.
February 17, 2012 5:30am
The last week and a half has been so busy. Photoshoots with bands,
sitting in on a band rehearsal, shows, after parties, etc.
Last week I was able to attend the sold-out Transplants show at The Roxy
Theatre. I wasn't able to shoot due to it being arranged last minute but
had VIP and was able to attend the after party. This was the bands first
show in about 7 years and it was phenomenal!
We also got to finally check out Cardiac last week as well. I had first met
frontman Dave back in 2010 when his old band Stitched Up Heart had first
started. This was a big show for them at The Roxy last week. I first got to
hear them when I attended band rehearsal the night before. They're
making quite a bit of buzz here in SoCal. Check out my interview with them
after the show. (I apologize in advance it's out of focus due to the
I saw Evolove and Blameshift again at their final date of the Awake The
State Tour at The Roxy Theatre. Interviews coming shortly as well as
photos of both bands and Neo Geo, Model Saint and Ink, who also
performed that night.
Also just switched up a few things on the website. Hope you all like it.
Going to be finishing fixing the articles/reviews pages this weekend.
February 6, 2012 12:00pm
I apologize for the lack of updates the last week. I'm currently working on
changing some things up on the website so sit tight. I'm also fixing the
reviews section as well. We also hope you enjoyed our interviews with
Cassadee Pope and Fall From Grace as well as music from our new Band Of
The Month, DropDead LA.
If you are in the LA area please come out to Zombie Prom on Valentine's
Day. The show will be held at Boardners and will feature DropDread LA,
Ferroelectric (previously called Neon Fangs) and Deacon & The Devil. I will
be the photographer for the event.
Also rock band Garbage are set to drop their 5th studio album, Not Your
Kind Of People, on May 14th. This is the first album from the band in 7
years and will be released on the bands own StunVolume records.
January 27, 2012 3:00pm
Two years ago The Transplants drummer Travis Barker announced the band
had reunited and would begin writing for a new album that year. After
being in and out of the studio working on new material the band wrapped
up recording in December 2011. In 1999 Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong
and Rob Aston started the beginnings of what would become The
Transplants with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker joining in 2002. The band
rose to fame with their hits “Diamonds & Guns” and “DJ DJ” off their debut
self titled album in 2002 and “Gangsters & Thugs” their sophmore release,
Haunted Cities, in 2005. That year the band toured with the Van’s Warped
Tour which gained them new fans but later disbanded the following year.
The bands highly antiticpated third album is expected to drop this spring
and will be playing their first show in almost 6 years with a sold out show
at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA early next month.
January 25, 2012 5:00pm
Cassadee Pope, the cute front woman for the rock band Hey Monday has
recently announced a US tour starting at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim on
Friday January 27th and wrapping up at the Culture Room in Fort
Lauderdale on February 24th. Her band, Hey Monday, who have toured the
world and have been on big tours such as Warped Tour announced their
hiatus at the end of 2011 and Cassadee announced she would be working
on a solo project. She recently did a really amazing piano cover of Natalie
Imbruglia's hit "Torn" and have given a preview of one of her new songs
"Lunatic" which can both be found on her Facebook. To find out if
Cassadee is coming to a city near you check our tour dates section.
Florida based ska-punk band Less Than Jake have just released a video for
their 20 year anniversary which contains a medley of songs from their
albums and live video clips from shows over the years. To view the video
head over to www.lessthanjake.com. Congrats on 20 years of success
Chris, Roger, Vinnie,
Buddy & JR!
Fall From Grace have just reased their brand new
album, The Romance Years on their own label Road 2
Hell Rekkids yesterday (01/24). It has been almost 4
years since the band released their last album, Sifting
Through The Wreckage. The video for the first single off
the album for "18 And Out" will be shot at the bands
album release show in Seattle this Friday.
At the end of March, multi-platinum rock band the All-
American Rejects will release their highly anticipated
fourth studio album, Kids In The Street. The album was produced by Greg
Wells, who's known for his work with some other well known artists such
as Katy Perry. "Somebody's Gone" was released as a promotional single
back in December but the official single will be "Beekeeper's Daughter". It
will premiere on the hit teen drama series 90210 on January 31st
before being released on iTunes. Here is the official tracklisting for the
01. Somebody's Gone
02. Beekeeper's Daughter
03. Fast & Slow
04. Heartbeat Slowing Down
05. Walk Over Me
06. Out The Door
07. Kids In The Street
08. Bleed Into Your Mind
11. I Feel For You
On March 27th, The Used will release their 5th studio
album, Vulnerable, which was produced by John
Feldmann. Since their last release the band has left
their home at Warner Brothers and have started their
own label Anger Music Group through indie label
Hopeless Records. The first single off the album "I
Come Alive" was released last week and the band is
working on the music video for it. The official
tracklisting for Vulnerable is:
01. I Come Alive
02. This Fire
03. Hands And Faces
04. Put Me Out
06. Now That You're Dead
07. Give Me Love
08. Moving On
09. Getting Over You
10. Kiss It Goodbye
11. Hurt No One
12. Together Burning Bright
January 11, 2012 6:30am
I hope everyone had a great New Year. We have so
many big things coming up this year.
In the next few week we will be shooting our friends,
Ruby Carrera and Drop Dead LA. Also in the next few
weeks we will be working with Butcher Babies and
hopefully The Pierces.
December 20, 2011 8:00pm
Happy Holidays everyone!
October 18 , 2011 1:00pm
Sorry for the lack of updates I was out of town dealing
with a family emergency and just returned over the
I have some new sets of photos I will getting up this
week of New Years Day at the Whisky A Go Go and
Sex N Violence at the Dragonfly.
And while out of town I was able to find most of the
photos I had taken between 2001 and 2006. I know
I'm missing some still. Most of these photos pretty
much no one has seen except for people who bought
our print magazine before August 2005. I will be
scanning and uploading sets randomly over the next
few weeks. I believe we still may have a couple copies
of various issues in storage somewhere that we may
run a contest for.
Expect sets of photos of Simple Plan, Good Charlotte,
Avril Lavigne, Damone, Bullets & Octane, Allister,
Gob, Diffuser, Less Than Jake, Eve 6, Bandcamp,
Letter Kills, Autopilot Off & more over the next few
In other news, we have recieved word that Autopilot
Off have recently gotten back together and have been
working on new music. Expect new music soon and
hopefully a tour.
September 8, 2011 3:20pm
I just posted new interviews with Supa Pirate Booty
Hunt, Suburban Legends, Ryan Cabrera, To Write Love On Her Arms and
HellYeah. Head over to the
interviews section to check them out.
September 7, 2011 5:30am
I just updated the video link, the upcoming releases,
the Thanks section, the Links section and Interviews
section. I will be adding more interviews, photos and
updating the Tour Dates section this week. Three
more featured bands have been added below:
Automatic Loveletter, Sum 41 and Run Devil Run.
September 6, 2011 3:30pm
Our photos of the Goo Goo Dolls received almost 9,000 views in about 48
hours. We have stumbled upon places where fans have posted the link to
our photos saying how great they are.
Upcoming shows we are shooting:
-Unwritten Law at the Key Club - Sept 10
-Our Lady Peace at the Viper Room - Sept 11
-Kittie at the Whisky A Go Go - Sept 14
-Bullets & Octane/Sex N Violence/Run Devil Run at
the Viper Room - Sept 24
-Stitched Up Heart at The Roxy - Sept 26
-The Bombpops at the Old Town Pub - Oct 1
September 3, 2011 5:23pm
The Used have left Warner Brothers Records and have
started their own label called Dental Records. They are
currently working on their new album Vulnerable which
is due out in February 2012. The band will also be
hitting the road in January.
Good Charlotte have announced they are going on
hiatus for a while. They have one more show
scheduled in October at a festival in Russia. On
October 1st the band will be releasing a mixtape titled
Before The Fame: The Madden Brothers.
After another back injury Sum 41 front man, Deryck
Whibley was ordered to rest and the band had to
cancel the reminder of their 2011 tour dates. Get well
Also Happy Birthday to Sum 41 bassist Cone McCaslin!
To check out our interview from Warped Tour with
Cone and drummer Stevo Jocz click here.
August 28, 2011 11:11pm
We are working to get the rest of our Warped Tour coverage up. All the
photos and some of the interviews are already up. I'm going to be linking
all the interviews in the interview section shortly. For now you can see new
ones at http://youtube.com/burningstarsofficial
I'm still moving photos to the new album. Most of the photos from this year
are already up. You can now view the new photo page by clicking the
pictures link at the top. I just added photos of the Goo Goo Dolls from their
show last night at the Greek Theatre.
August 3, 2011 8:20pm
Next Wednesday we will be returning to Warped Tour to speak with and
shoot some more bands. This will be wrapping up our coverage for this
If you have been to Warped Tour already what bands
have been your favourite to see? Or if you have not
been what bands are you looking forward to seeing?
Did you check any new bands out? Let us know on
July 20, 2011 10:24pm
Last night I received some terrible news. Ryan Shaw,
guitarist/vocalist of The Early Strike, passed away
yesterday morning after battling with cancer. Today
Warped Tour posted this article on their website.
Our hearts go out to Brittany Joyce, bassist/vocalist of The Early Strike, all
of Ryan's friends and family. He was such a great person and very talented
musician. He will never be forgotten! ^i^ RIP RYAN ^i^ "Through music
you can live forever..."
July 14, 2011 1:08pm
Today is Chicago's Alterntive Rock Station Q101's last day on air. I have
heard it has new ownership and will be turned into a news station, but I'm
not sure if the second part is true or not. If you want to send some love
over to the staff at Q101 you can here.
July 11, 2011 10:40pm
I just posted 3 interviews from this summers Van's
Warped Tour. New photos from Warped Tour can be
found here for now. Still moving everything over so
please bear with us. Thanks! http://burningstars.smugmug.com
June 14, 2011 4:12pm
It has come to our attention that people from new publications have been
attempting to put in requests for shows and interviews claiming to be
working for BurningStars.net. Please be aware that any email address
besides our private email address and @BurningStars.net email addresses
are not associated with BurningStars.net.
May 25, 2011 1:06am
Australian rock band Silverchair have announced that they will be going on
indefinate hiatus or as they put "indefinate hibernation" and says "sweet
dreams" to their fans. The band member are currently working on new
projects right now. Drummer Ben Gillies is in the studio recording solo
music, bassist Chris Joannou is working on music and charity projects while
vocalist/guitarist Daniel Johns is working on a film soundtrack and other
May 16, 2011 9:05pm
Three of the new features went live today. Hopefully we'll have the other
three up by the weekend. For now enjoy Sum 41, Bowling For Soup &
May 9, 2011 5:03pm
Today it has come to our attention that our photo hosting service has been
shut down. We're trying to find a new place to host our photos & moving
the albums. We will try to do this as quickly as possible. We are also
preparing all the features to go live. Keep an eye out for those.
April 28, 2011 6:05pm
Simple Plan have set up Jetlag Airlines on their website to release a new
piece of news at random times each day. So far they posted the French
lyrics to "Jet Lag", announced the album title, posted photos from the "Jet
Lag" video shoot & announced the tracklisting for the new album. The
album title is: Get Your Heart On and the official tracklisting for the album is:
01. You Suck At Love 02. Can't Keep My Hands Off Of You (feat. Rivers
Cuomo) 03. Jet Lag (feat. Natasha Beddingfield) 04. Astronaut 05. Loser Of
The Year 06. Anywhere Else But Here 07. Freaking Me Out 08. Summer
Paradise 09. Gone Too Soon 10. Last One Standing 11. This Song Saved My
Life The song "Can't Keep My Hands Off You" is also on the soundtrack for
Prom and the video is out now. The first official single for Get Your Heart On
is "Jet Lag" and the band shot the video recently in Canada with Natasha
Beddingfield & Marie-Mai. The new album will be in stores on June 21,
2011 and the band is on this summer's Van's Warped Tour.
Social Distortion have recently released their video for "Machine Gun Blues"
off their new album Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes. You can view the video
April 25, 2011 10:50am
Simple Plan premiered their new (official) single for
"Jet Lag" on www.simpleplan.com this morning. There
is an English version featuring Natasha Beddingfield
and a French version featuring Marie-Mai. To hear the
songs register on the bands website. The band's
highly anticipated untitled fouth studio album is due in
stores on June 21st. The band will be on the first half
of this summer's Van's Warped Tour.
April 18, 2011 6:00pm
Today Canadian pop-punk band Simple Plan
premiered their brand new video, "Can't Keep My
Hands Off You", from their forthcoming unnamed studio
album due out in June. The video can be viewed here.
Local LA band Stitched Up Heart will be entering the
studio tomorrow to record some new material. The
band has been making alot of noise in the LA music
scene since October when the band first formed. The
band even got to play SXSW and were even bumped
up to the main stage.
April 9, 2011 7:08am
The Sum 41 interview will be posted shortly. Doing
some more interviews today and next week. Hopefully
the new features will be up by next weekend. I just
posted 5 new releases plus an upcoming up. Albums
all worth checking out.
April 7, 2011 6;00pm
Frontline Brigade featuring drummer Bobby Alt (Street
Drum Corps) & singer Christopher Jarecki have
announced they will be opening for 30 Seconds To
Mars this Saturday on their Closer To The Edge Tour.
The show will be at the Gibson Amphitheatre. The
band have released a 4 song EP on itunes and are
looking forward to introducing their band to 30STM
fans this weekend.
I have just linked some more photos on the website
for Escape The Fate, Stitched Up Heart & Goldfinger.
And tomorrow we will be speaking with Cone from
April 6, 2011 9:00am
We just got a brand new youtube account since we've
been permanently locked out of our other one for
some reason. www.youtube.com/burningstarsofficial
Also Simple Plan have released a sneak peak of their new video "Can't
Keep My Hands Off You" today. Check it out here.
April 1, 2011 8:00am
New laptop after months of issues. I'm still having
some issues with updating the website & working
I am also in the process of new features & interviews.
And will be adding new sets of photos to the website
today and throughout the next week including Steel
Panther, Escape The Fate and Buckcherry to name a
few. Stay tuned.
January 19, 2011 8:18pm
I'm beginning to start working on the new stuff for the
website. I just got my new camera lens and cannot
wait to use it.
December 22, 2010 3:11am
I apologize for the lack of updates lately. I also apologize because I have
to put the website on hold for a few weeks due to a family emergency. I
will not be doing interviews or covering shows until I return from NY. Thank
you for your patience
October 12, 2010 9:51pm
Escape The Fate have announced the official tracklisting for their upcoming
self-titled release. Tracks 12-14 appear only on the deluxe album.
1. Choose Your Fate
4. Zombie Dance
5. Gorgeous Nightmare
6. City of Sin
7. Day of Reckoning
8. Lost in Darkness
9. Prepare Your Weapon
10. World Around Me
11. The Aftermath (G3)
12. Monsters & Liars
13. The Final Blow
14. Issues (Ruxpin Remix)
You can pre-order the album and deluxe album at Hot Topic, Amazon and
Allister have released their new album, Countdown To Nowhere. It can be
purchased on iTunes and Amazon now.
September 30, 2010 2:28am
Allister have announced they will be having an album release show for their
new album, Countdown To Nowhere, at Subterranean in Chicago
All the features finally uploaded properly. Let me know if you still have
issues with them.
September 29, 2010 12:22am
Yesterday Escape The Fate revealed the cover of their third album. Today
they released their new video for "Issues". Check out the video here.
We are having issues getting all the new features online. I believe it's due
to a bad internet connection. Please bare with us while we work on the
September 23, 2010 9:06pm
Bleu's set at the Hotel Cafe last night was brilliant! Interview will be up this
weekend or early next week.
Escape The Fate have just announced they will be revealing the album
cover of their highly anticipated third studio album this Monday.
September 22, 2010 6:30pm
All the new features are posted. Our interview with The Brave Ones is the
very first they have done. I should have that up in the next couple days.
Next I will be catching up on photos. So many sets left to do. Tonight I will
be shooting Bleu at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood and tomorrow I will be
speaking with him.
September 19, 2010 11:08pm
Due to computer issues I was unable to get the features ready for
uploading. I have resolved these issues but I will be unable to get the
features online tonight. I will be able to get them online tomorrow. Thank
you for your patience.
September 19, 2010 12:56am
Sorry for the lack of updates. Should be getting internet really soon. I
would like to find a way to update this from my phone. If anyone has
suggestions or ideas on how I can do that, please email me.
Since the last update Hey Monday have released their new EP, Beneath It
All, and Escape The Fate have released "Massacre" and "Issues" off their
self-titled third album.
On August 23, Hey Monday bassist Jersey Moriarty announced that he has
left the band on good terms. He has been replaced by Chris Gentile. We
wish Jersey luck on his future endeavers.
Escape The Fate announced their third album will be self-titled and
confirmed songs include "Massacre", "Issues", "Choose Your Fate",
"Guillotine III: The Aftermath", "Zombie Dance", "Gorgeous Nightmare" and
"World Around Me". The album is set to be released worldwide on
November 2, 2010 on Interscope Records following their US tour. The band
will also be making a handful of appearances at select Hot Topic locations.
Check the bands MySpace page for more info.
I have added three new sets of photos to the gallery: Anti-Flag, The Early
Strike and Hey Monday.
Photos & interviews coming soon for: Mixi, The Brave Ones, Casper & The
Bad Spirits and Warped Tour. I will try to get the new features up
tomorrow at some point.
August 10, 2010 9:47pm
We are getting ready for Warped Tour in Pomona tomorrow. We cannot
August 5, 2010 10:13pm
First we have a brand new layout! Hope you all like it! MJ created it!
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 was attacked at bar in Japan last night and is still
in the hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery! To stay updated on him
and the band check out their Twitter.
The Pretty Reckless just released videos for "Make Me Wanna Die" and
August 1, 2010
Hey Monday & Evan Taubenfeld just released new videos this week. Check
out Hey Monday's new video "I Don't Want To Dance" here and Evan
Taubenfeld's "Pumpkin Pie" here. I had the chance to visit the set of the
new Hey Monday video and be a part of the video. See if you can spot me.
I will be working on editing the rest of the photos from the last month or so
and getting them up shortly. Keep an eye out for those and a new layout.
June 13, 2010 3:17pm
The server was down for a minute but now we're back!
June 13, 2010 7:10am
We are currently in the process of revamping the entire site! We will also
be revamping the layouts and everything on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter,
etc. Please keep checking back for that plus new features & updates.
Bleed The Dream have released The Complete Sessions 2003-2005 on
iTunes. Phantom Communique have also released their album, The Wolf &
The Sheep. Be sure to check both albums out!
This Thursday (6/17) William Tell will be performing at the Hotel Cafe in
Hollywood. If you're in LA you should come check him out!
May 24, 2010 4:30pm
New features now up & new photos in the gallery! More to come!
April 20, 2010 5:44am
Lack of updates lately. I'm totally sorry about this. I moved and didn't have
internet. My computer was having some problems as well but they're all
fixed. I will have the features up later today as I do not have time right
now to get them online. I will fix all the little things I didn't fix last night and
this morning as well as updating the album releases and tour dates.
Please bear with me as I try and get everything up.
January 29, 2009 4:30pm
We're back! Happy New Years everyone! I've been busy trying to catch up
on everything. I was out of town for a few weeks and was too sick to be
on the computer for a few weeks after that. Sorry about that everyone.
If you haven't noticed I added a bunch of albums of photos to the site not
too long ago. We were lucky enough to get to check out Dead By Sunrise
(Chester Bennington, Ryan Shuck & Amir Derakh's new band) at The Roxy in
Hollywood and the All American Rejects at the Roxy.
We have some very big news coming up about a band returning after an
almost 3 year hiatus with a brand new album. We are very excited about
this! Please keep checking back for that because it's will be a huge feature
on the front page. =]
October 12, 2009 12:54pm
Wow it's been a couple months! I moved again and haven't been on my
computer as much. I am working on getting everything up this week.
Right now we have a few new interviews and photos up. I have now
revealed who will be featured next. I uploaded a ton of new photos and I
am uploading more as I speak. I have way more to upload throughout the
week as well.
Recently the bassist, Britt from our Band Of The Month, The Early Strike had
some photos we took of her wearing a Jessica Louise dress at Warped Tour
put in Jessica Louise's blog.
At the moment this is all I have to share news wise. But expect lots of big
things before the end of the year.
To view all the new photos go here.
July 7, 2009 2:24pm
Modern Day Escape have just left for their first summer tour called Protect
Your PeTour. The band is getting ready to release their debut album,
House Of Rats, on Standby Records later this month. Click the picture of
them to read our interview with their guitarist/vocalist nXe. We got to
speak with him last week about their album, upcoming tours and other
I just put up new interviews with Fall From Grace, All American Rejects, Eyes
Set To Kill, Sonny and Ace Enders. More coming with Aiden, Hollywood
Undead and more.
Over the weekend we went to The Roxy to see Fall From Grace and last
weekend we went to Warped Tour in Ventura and spoke with The Ataris
about their new album. We will have tons of new photos and reviews up
this week from the last few months, so keep checking back!
March 31, 2009 7:00am
Just posted our interview with Hey Monday. I will be posting our interview
with Burn Halo shortly, as well as photos and reviews.
Today Hey Monday will be premiering their new video for "How You Love Me
Now". You can check a sneak peek of it here.
Rancid have announced the title and release date of their new studio
album. It's going to be called Let The Dominoes Fall and it's going to be out
on June 2nd. One of the songs on the new album is called "Last One To
Die". You can register to win tickets to their upcoming tour and get a
widget to hear "Last One To Die" on April 7th. For more info head over to
the bands official MySpace page: www.myspace.com/rancid.
March 11, 2009 12:17pm
Sorry for the lack of updates the last few months. My laptop broke, went in
for repairs and was unable to be fixed. I FINALLY got a new laptop
yesterday so now I will be able to get the entire site up to date. As you
have noticed I updated the "new & upcoming releases" section and we
have a new featured band: Hey Monday. The feature isn't up just yet but
should be up shortly. I will also be adding more interviews and photos to
the site this week.
Also now you can follow us on Twitter and be our friends on MySpace and
Facebook. Just click the links below. We will try and keep all three updated
as much as possible.
November 23, 2008 2:20am
I just added photos of Less Than Jake from their Canadian Tour back in
September as well as photos of Escape The Fate from their Buffalo show on
Tonight I will be covering The Academy Is, We The Kings, Hey Monday and
Carolina Liar at the final date of the tour in Buffalo. I will also be speaking
with Hey Monday before the show.
Since my last update I put up the interview with James Vegas (singer) of
Modern Day Escape.
Tons of new stuff will be posted soon so please keep checking back! :)
October 1, 2008 1:03pm
Sorry for the lack of updates the last couple months. So much has been
going on and recently the software for the website is having major issues.
But I should have them all resolved shortly. As you can see we have a new
feature, new band of the month and new interviews up. We also have a
brand new layout, made by none other than our own
Later today I should have the review if the tour Less Than Jake did back in
July called Shout It Loud. I was able to attend three of the dates on the
tour. I also recently got to check them out on their Canadian tour with Reel
Big Fish that just wrapped up a couple days ago. Pictures will be up later
Be sure to check out our Band Of The Month, Modern Day Escape. They
have an ep for sale at SmartPunk.com and HotTopic.com. They will also be
heading out on tour again shortly, so check their MySpace for dates. I will
have the interview with them up ASAP. Keep checking back!
July 7, 2008 4:22am
Sorry for the lack of updates lately. We are currently in the process of
getting a brand new layout for the site. It should hopefully be launched in
the next week or so.
We are also in the process of setting up our own show on Stickam.com.
Our show will consist of new music and will be having some special guests
stop by the show. Several bands have already expressed an interest. :)
Diffuser's brand new studio album, Sincerely, Wasting Away's release date
has been pushed back until August. on Chamberlain Records. We do not
have an official tracklisting as of yet but we will post it as soon as we find
out. We do however have the cover art for the album as well as 4 of the
songs that will be on it. "Falling Down", "Free", "1234 Dracula" and "All Is
Said And Done" are on the bands official MySpace page.
May 20, 2008 10:50pm
I just updated the Band Of The Month. Sorry for the delay there was some
issues but I got it fixed. The BOTM will run a little into June since it was
delayed in going up.
The Get Go have posted their brand new video for "Face In The Dirt". You
can view the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpHFtJ1ZYa4.
May 3, 2008 6:06pm
Staci Grim has announced that his debut EP will be released on June 10th.
If you pre-order the EP you will get a signed photo.
Here is the tracklisting and cover art:
2. Razorblade Sex
3. The Empty
4. Plastic Dolls
5. Broken Dream
6. Razorblade Sex remix by Dj Pariah
April 23, 2008 12:36pm
Less Than Jake have announced their new album GNV FLA will be released
on June 24, 2008 on Sleep It Off Records.
1. City Of Gainesville
2. The State Of Florida
3. Does the Lion City Still Roar?
4. Summon Monsters
5. Abandon Ship
6. Handshake Meets Pokerface
7. Settling Son
8. Malachi Richter's Liquor's Quicker
9. Golden Age Of My Negative Ways
10. The Space They Can't Touch
11. Conviction Notice
12. This One's Gonna Leave A Bruise
13. The Life Of The Party Has Left The Building
14. Devil In My DNA
April 9, 2008 3:04pm
Avil Lavigne's brand new video for "The Best Damn Thing" premiered on
Imeem.com today. Click here to view it.
April 8, 2008 6:29pm
Simple Plan premiered their new video for "Your Love Is A Lie" online
today. It can be viewed here.
Less Than Jake made an official tour announcement this morning. To see
the dates confirmed so far goto the tour page. Don't worry more will be
April 4, 2008 3:54pm
Less Than Jake will be heading out on tour this summer co-headlining with
Goldfinger. Big D and the Kids Table, Mustard Plug, Suburban Legends, and
Westbound Train will also be on this tour.
Here are the tour dates Less Than Jake have announced so far:
04/20-Rindge, NH Franklin Pierce College
4/30-Nashville, Tennessee Rocketown
05/01-Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
05/03-East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Sports Complex
05/05-Knoxville, TN The Valarium
05/06-Charleston, SC Music Farm
6/14-Sheppton Mallet, UK NASS Festival
6/17- St. Petersburg, FL
6/18- Ft Lauderdale, FL
6/19-Lake Buena Vista, FL
6/21-North Myrtle Beach, SC
6/23-Baltimore, MD co-headline w/ Goldfinger
6/27-Providence, RI co-headline w/ Goldfinger
6/28-Philadelphia, PA co-headline w/ Goldfinger
7/1-Royal Oak, MI co-headline w/ Goldfinger
7/4-Milwaukee, WI co-headline w/ Goldfinger
7/5-Omaha, NE co-headline w/ Goldfinger
March 28, 2008 1:46am
On April 11th Bleed The Dream will be getting back together with original
vocalist Brandon Thomas for a benefit show for kids with cancer and in
memory of their drummer Scott Gottlieb. The show will be at the Chain
Reaction and are on sale right now. Bring a new toy to donate to the kids
with cancer. To see a list of toys you could bring check out Bleed The
Dream's blog on their MySpace.
Rock bands Diffuser and The Never Enders have new albums coming out on
Chamberlain Records this year. The Never Ender's Dance Party In Hell
comes out May 6th. Diffuser's Sincerely, Wasting Away comes out on July
The Get Go will be releasing their debut album Hello Again in Japan on May
7th on Dynamord. The band is set to head over to Japan in May for some
shows as well. No word on a US/Canada or UK release date as of yet. The
US release will have some different songs and a different single. To find out
a little more about it click the picture of the band to the far left.
2. Face In The Dirt
3. Without You
4. Bury Me
6. The Weekend
7. Angels Calling
8. All Your Problems
10. Somebody's Watching Me
11. You Vs. Me
February 29, 2008 11:59pm
On Wednesday evening AntiProduct was asked to drop off the show with
Wednesday 13 this Sunday night at the Penny Arcade in Rochester, NY.
Wednesday 13 is refusing to play with the band for reasons unknown.
Here is the official statement released from AntiProduct:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, AntiProduct will NOT be
performing at the Penny Arcade in Rochester on March 2. We are hugely
disappointed at this developement and have it on good advice that the
promoters of Sunday's event were personally contacted by Wednesday
13's management that if former touring partners AntiProduct were on the
bill Wednesday 13 would not perform.
You can make your own deductions from this information, as we're sure
many of you will, but we find it very selfish if not cowardly for an
established artist like Wednesday 13's management to resort to these sort
of bullying tactics, depriving both AntiProducuct's new Rochester fans as
well as his own long time fans of what could have been a very, very special
night of rock 'n' roll. After all, it's the kids who are the boss in the equation
and deserve only everything that an artist can provide. This does not
include threats and scare tactics, at least in the world of AntiProduct.
We will make this up to you in no uncertain terms and kick your ass twice
as hard when we do!
The lineup for Sunday's show is Wednesday 13, the AKAs, Creature
Feature, The Vincent Black Shadows and others.
January 29, 2008 1:55pm
I just added the interview I did with The Never Enders. They are also our
Band Of The Month. Just click on their picture to view the interview.
We are working on setting up a ton more interviews within the next few
weeks. Keep checking back to find out who we will be interviewing and we
will let some fans submit questions for those bands.
Last night we updated the layout on our MySpace. We also have a new
profile song up from The Breathing Club (ex-Count The Stars members
Christopher Kasarjian and Clarke Foley). They have their first song up on
their page titled "Lucky One".
January 26, 2008 7:57pm
As you may have noticed I have changed the features on the front page.
We are still waiting for a couple but as soon as we get them I will put them
Jimmy Eat World and Paramore announced they have a co-headlining tour
coming up that kicks off in March. All the tour dates, supporting acts and
other info will be announced soon.
Punk band Rancid is currently in the studio working on their seventh studio
album with producer Brett Gurewitz. The album is expected to be released
Ex-Horrorpops guitarist Geoff Kresge has returned to Tiger Army on stand-
up bass. The band hit the road earlier this month. You can check out their
tour dates here.
The Horrorpops have a new album out on February 5th on Hellcat called
Kiss Kiss Kill Kill.
Saves The Day, Armor For Sleep, Metro Station and Set Your Goals have
been confirmed for this years Bamboozle Roadshow. More info and a
complete list of tour dates can be found here.
Simple Plan have annouced they will be playing the Fillmore at the TLA in
Philadelphia, PA on February 26th. Their third album which is self-titled is
scheduled to be release on February 12th.
January 12, 2008 4:18pm
New Band Of The Month! Please welcome back The Never Enders to our
BOTM after almost 2 years. This is a brand new song from them (and they
also have another new song called "The Forever Girl" up on their MySpace.)
Their new album is coming out this May.
January 11, 2008 10:25pm
Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Lots of big
news to post.
First Silverchair just released their fourth single "Mind Reader" to radio
stations. They will also be performing at this years Big Day Out in Australia
which starts on January 20th.
Alternative Press has announced dates for the upcoming AP Tour which will
be co-headlined by The Rocket Summer and All Time Low and will begin in
March. We have posted the dates in our tour section.
The Never Enders have announced they finished their sophomore album in
LA and it will be released in May. In the meantime you can check out two
brand new songs on their MySpace page titled "Wild, Wild Hurricane" and
"The Forever Girl".
Ska-punk band Less Than Jake have started their own record label called
Sleep It Off Records. The band is scheduled to re-release three of their
albums and their dvd on March 18th. Pezcore, Losers, Kings and Things We
Don't Understand, Goodbye Blue & White and the dvd The Peoples History
Of Less Than Jake are being released with new artwork and a bonus dvd
for each. The band is heading back into the studio to record their ninth
studio album which will be released sometime this summer.
We will also have a show online once a week to discuss new bands and
music and other things with all of you. We would love it if you would come
hang out when we get the show up and running. We haven't decided on a
day or time yet but when we do we will let you all know. For now please
register on Stickam so you can be a part of it.
We posted our Top 10's of 2007 and a list of albums that will be coming out
this year (we will be adding to that soon).
Top 10's Of 2007
2008 Album Release Dates
December 31, 2007 3:48pm
I just posted my article on censorship. You can view it here.
Hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years!
December 24, 2007 11:17am
Happy Holidays from everyone at Burning Stars! =)
December 19, 2007 6:09pm
The first round of bands have been announced for Warped Tour 2008.
These bands are all confirmed for the entire tour.
Gym Class Heroes
The Academy Is...
Every Time I Die
From First to Last
The Street Dogs
Reel Big Fish
We the Kings
Devil Wears Prada
Pierce the Veil
The Color Fred
More to come soon. Keep checking back!
December 16, 2007 8:49pm
Here is the album cover and track listing for Simple Plan's forthcoming album
which is to be released on February 12, 2008.
1. When I'm Gone
2. Take My Hand
3. The End
4. Your Love Is A Lie
5. Save You
7. Time To Say Goodbye
8. I Can Wait Forever
9. Holding On
10. No Love
11. What If
The band premiered their new video for "When I'm Gone" last week. In
case you missed it you can check it out here. The single and video are both
available on iTunes.
December 13, 2007 3:03am
Megan and I re-did the layout and I think this one looks better.
Yesterday Simple Plan premiered their new video for 'When I'm Gone" on
MTV's TRL and Fuse's The Sauce. Vote for them to get to number 1 on the
countdowns. The song is from their new self-titled album which will be
released on February 12, 2008. The album is available for pre-order, just
click the banner below.
December 11, 2007 6:49am
I have posted the photos and review from Silverchair's show at the House
Of Blues in Cleveland. Please click on the bands picture to check those out
along with the interview with Ben Gillies.
December 10, 2007 11:00am
Today is Brian Molko of Placebo's birthday so Happy Birthday to him!
December 4, 2007 8:33pm
I spoke with Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies on the phone today. We spoke
about the current tour, the new album Young Modern and the bands future
plans. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the bands picture on
the left hand side.
November 29, 2007 1:11am
I just launched the new layout with new features and I updated the
interviews, pictures and links section.
November 14, 2007 12:48pm
Simple Plan, Good Charlotte and Boys Like Girls have been announced for
playing the 2007 Kiss 98.5 Kissmas Bash at HSBC Arena in Buffalo on
Norfolk radiostation 96X has announced that Sum 41 has dropped off their
Winter Meltdown show on December 4th and will be replaced by The
Bravery. Other bands playing this show include Silverchair, Jimmy Eat World,
Paramore, The Starting Line, Shiny Toy Guns, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus,
Angels & Airwaves, Finger Eleven and The Influence.
Silverchair have just returned to the states for another tour which is mostly
hitting the west coast and south. This Friday the band will be doing an
interview and playing a live acoustic set before their show at the House Of
Blues in San Diego.
Wed 11/14/07 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Thu 11/15/07 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Fri 11/16/07 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Sun 11/18/07 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Tue 11/20/07 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Wed 11/21/07 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
Fri 11/23/07 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Sat 11/24/07 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Mon 11/26/07 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Tue 11/27/07 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
Wed 11/28/07 Houston, TX Meridian
Thu 11/29/07 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Sat 12/01/07 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
Sun 12/02/07 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
Tue 12/04/07 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
Fri 12/07/07 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Sat 12/08/07 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Tue 12/11/07 Indianapolis, IN The Music Mill
Wed 12/12/07 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Fri 12/14/07 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie
Sun 12/16/07 Duluth, GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center
October 1, 2007 12:00pm
British rock band Placebo have announced the departure of their drummer
of 11 years Steve Hewitt this afternoon. Frontman Brian Molko and Bassist
Stefan Olsdal will begin working on the new album in the spring of 2008
and aren't rushing to find a replacement at this time. The statement the
band posted can be found here.
Last week A Permanent Holiday added ex-Bleed The Dream bassist Keith
Thompson to their line-up. The band will continue working on songs and
hopefully soon they will be out on tour.
September 24, 2007 11:50pm
After 4 years together Bleed The Dream have decided to disband. Guitarist
Dave Aguilera made an official statement tonight on MySpace. Go here to
read it. The band have 2 final shows that will be in Anchorage, Alaska.
Original vocalist Brandon Thomas will be joining the band to sing songs
from Awake and Built By Blood. Mark Holmes will also be there singing
songs from Killer Inside at these shows. Dave and drummer Tom Breyfogle
are now in a band called A Permanent Holiday with ex-Mest frontman Tony
Three years after breaking up, Long Island rock band Diffuser have decide
to get back together. They have set up an official MySpace page and plan
on recording a new album. Be sure to add them and show them some love.
The interview I did with The Starting Line is now up and can be viewed here.
September 4, 2007 6:03pm
I have added a bunch of pictures from this summers Van's Warped Tour.
There are still a ton more to be added. I will also be adding some more
interviews with bands that were on Warped Tour.
I put up our most recent interview with Reel Big Fish from when they were
on the Shout It Loud Tour this summer with Less Than Jake.
I changed the layout of our MySpace page and we have a new
photographer on our site. I will be changing the layout on the website
within the next couple of months.
July 30, 2007 9:35pm
The Starting Line's new album Direction comes out tomorrow. The band has
the entire album up on their MySpace right now. You can also catch the
band out on the Van's Warped Tour right now.
Allister's final show was on July 20th at the Metro in Chicago, IL. The show
was amazing and it's sad to see them go. Pictures from that show can be
Last week The Rocket Summer's Do You Feel was released. Be sure to head
out and pick that up if you haven't. I was blown away when I heard it on
June 11, 2007 3:54am
The Get Go played their second show in Pittsburgh, PA this past Friday
(June 8). Photos from this show can be found here. The band has
announced it's first hometown show in Chicago at The Beat Kitchen on July
25th. Tickets are on sale now.
Allister have announced their final show. It's on Friday July 20th at the
Metro in Chicago. Tickets went on sale this past Saturday and are $12. You
can purchase your tickets here. If you need more info for the show head
over to Allister's MySpace: www.myspace.com/allister.
May 4, 2007 7:03pm
Hidden In Plain View announce they will be releasing their final album,
Resolution on July 24th. They posted a song off their album titled "Bendy"
on their MySpace.
Pop rock band Paramore have started their headlining tour with The Almost,
This Providence and Love Arcade. They will be performing at Bamboozle
tomorrow. They will also be playing the main stage at this summer's Van's
Warped Tour. We had the chance to chat with them on the phone today
about their new album. Check it out here.
William Tell (ex-Something Corporate guitarist) released his debut solo
album, You Can Hold Me Down at the end of March and is just finishing up
with the Virgin College Mega Tour with Sugarcult and Talib Kweli. We had
the chance to talk to William about his album and his upcoming tour with
Ozma. Check it out here.
I have also posted photos from the All American Rejects show last night at
Buffalo State College. You can view them here. If you haven't checked it out
yet our interview with Steve Hewitt of Placebo was posted recently. Check
it out here.
April 18, 2007 1:15am
Pop punk band The Get Go have posted a new song on their MySpace page
titled "You VS Me". The band will be playing their first show on June 2nd at
the MySpace Cafe in Roseville, MI.
April 17, 2007 4:56pm
Bleed The Dream released their sophomore album, Killer Inside, last week
on Warcon Entertainment. They will be heading out on tour on April 20 and
will be on the entire Warped Tour this summer. For a complete list of tour
dates head over their MySpace page: www.myspace.com/bleedthedream.
Label mates My American Heart are also heading out on tour starting May
10th with The Audition. My American Heart will also be on the Van's Warped
Tour this summer. My American Heart will also be releasing their sophomore
album titled, Hiding Inside The Horrible Weather and that will hit stores on
June 26. Next Tuesday (April 26) the band will be posting a song from their
album on their MySpace page. So check their MySpace for that and for all
tour dates: www.myspace.com/myamericanheart.
Punk rockers Less Than Jake will be heading out on tour from April 20
through September 16. They will be touring around the US, UK, Canada and
Brazil. For a complete list of tour dates head over to their MySpace page:
Pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne released her third full length album today
titled, The Best Damn Thing. There is also a limited edition cd/dvd too with
tons of bonus stuff.
March 27, 2007 10:50pm
This past Sunday ex-Mest vocalist, Tony Lovato was arrested on suspicion
of murder and was put on $1 million bail. Today it was determined it was
self-defense and Mr. Lovato was released and won't be facing murder
charges. Everyone at Burning Stars is glad to hear he is free and we
believed he was innocent the whole time. If you would like to read the full
article on him being released go here..
Pop-punk band Good Charlotte have released their forth studio album
today titled Good Morning Revival. Be sure to go pick it up or purchase it off
The Rocket Summer have been added to this summers Van's Warped Tour.
They will be on the tour from July 25 through August 25. For a complete list
of the lineup so far check it out here.
March 6, 2007 1:05pm
Allister have just announced that they will be going on "indefinite hiatus".
Here is the message bassist Scott Murphy posted on MySpace today:
"Before we left for this last Japanese tour in October, Tim got the news that
he was going to become a father. We had the whole 3 months in Japan to
discuss what would become of Allister, and in the end Tim made the
responsible decision to start a job that wouldn’t take him out of the country
for months at a time. He wanted to be home with his girlfriend during the
pregnancy, and throughout the upbringing of their child. We had already
confirmed a Japanese tour for March, and since Tim has already entered the
work force, we have asked his brother Chris to join us overseas. We will be
booking a show in Chicago, which for all intents and purposes will be billed
as our last show. I’ll post the info when it comes.
Allister has been trucking along for a good 10 years now, and in that time
we’ve been fortunate enough to travel around the world playing music that
we love. We’ve met so many amazing people, and I feel really fortunate to
have been a part of this band… Before I get too sappy, I just want to say
thanks to everyone who supported us over the years. Who knows what
the future will hold, but for the time being this is just the beginning of a
Scott Murphy and Allister"
Scott along with guitarist Kyle Lewis, ex-Mest drummer Nick Gigler and ex-
members of Homegrown and Showoff have started a new band called The
Get Go. www.myspace.com/thegetgorock.
March 3, 2007 10:00pm
Our new Band Of The Month, The Photo Atlas' new album No, Not Me, Never
is coming out on Tuesday. Be sure you check them out and pick their album
up. They are currently on tour and will be at SXSW from the 14-17 of this
month. Check their MySpace page for all the tour dates.
Rock band Placebo will be touring the US in April. Evaline will be opening for
them on this 17 date tour. Placebo will also be playing at Coachella Valley
Music and Arts Festival on April 29th. For a complete list of tour dates as
well as non-US dates head over to www.placeboworld.co.uk.
For those of you who live in Europe Boston rock band Damone will be over
there for a 6 date tour in a little over a week. The dates for this tour can be
found on the bands official website www.damone.net.
And for those in Japan pop-punk band Allister is heading back there at the
end of this month for a bunch of shows. They will be playing two arena
shows one will be at Punk Spring with NoFX, New Found Glory, Jimmy Eat
World, etc. Head over to the bands MySpace page for more info. www.