May 24, 2017 12:43pm
Hey everyone we are currently working on a slightly new layout and
some big changes to the website right now. The website turns 16
on June 22nd and we wanted to do something special for it. When
we launch the new layout there will be tons of new interviews and
We apologize for the lack of updates over the last few months. I've
been dealing with some health issues and needed to take a short
break from things but we will be back in full swing shortly.
April 20, 2017 12:00pm
Warped Tour is about to kick off it's 23rd year and we are excited for
it. This will be our 17th year covering the tour. Click here for more
April 5, 2017 3:45pm
Canadian punk rockers Simple Plan are currently out on the road in
the US celebrating the 15 year anniversary of their multi-platinum
debut album. They have been playing to mostly sold out crowds
every night and have even added on a second leg of the tour in
August to hit cities they aren't this month. We know we're feeling a
bit nostalgic right now. To see some old photos, our first memories
and tour dates click here.
February 22, 2017 11:00am
Check out our featured gallery: Culture Club at the Hollywood Bowl
More updates coming shortly.
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 be amazing!
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 more updates.
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 shortly.
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 them.
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 8pm.
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 ticket info.
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 section.
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
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 entirety
2/28 - Finch at the Glasshouse performing Say Hello To Sunshine in
5/09 - Hidden In Plain View at The Roxy performing Life In Dreaming
in it's entirety
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 tours.
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 tonight.
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
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
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
I'm still having problems with my arm but hoping to have photos up
in the next week.
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
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
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 Back Sunday.
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
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
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
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 Fish, etc.
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 tomorrow.
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
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 website.
Results of the 2013 Reader's Poll will be announced on Monday.
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
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
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
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
To hear the song "Back To Oblivion" go here to check out a fan video
from the show.
December 11. 2013 5:30pm
I just posted the Burning Stars top 10 Albums of 2013. Check them
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
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 here.
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 section.
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
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
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 Tour up.
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
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
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
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 section. :)
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 the
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
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!
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
More photos and updates soon! The new interviews will be up by
the weekend! Promise!
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 updates!
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
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 the website.
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 updates.
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
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 (6/27).
June 18, 2012 8:00am
Please be sure to add/like/follow/subscribe to us on the following
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
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 Fields.
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
Also we will finally be running the contest for the signed Evolove &
Blameshift posters! Keep an eye on our Twitter for updates. www.
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 lighting.)
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
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
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
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 summer's tour.
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
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 projects.
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 & Satellite.
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 here.
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
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
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
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
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 issue.
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
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
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
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 "Miss Nothing".
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
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
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
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 things.
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
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:
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 the 10th.
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 photographer/designer Megan!
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 as well.
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?
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 confirmed soon.
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 8th.
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
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
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
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
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 up.
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 in June.
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
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
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 December 11th.
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
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 Lovato.
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
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 found here.
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 the MySpace.
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.
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.
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.
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: www.myspace.com/lessthanjake.
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 iTunes.
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
"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 new chapter…
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.
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.myspace.com/allister.