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At The Drive-In to reform?

Posted Jan. 9, 2012, 7:36 a.m.
At The Drive-In to reform?

El Paso, Texas post-hardcore heroes At The Drive-In have posted a cryptic tweet on their barely-used Twitter profile. The message reads as follows:

¡ ATTENTION ! To whom it may concern: AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silence THIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL

The influential group infamously split in 2001, with vocalist Cedrid Bixler and guitarist Omar Rodriguez moving on to form the Mars Volta. The remaining members went on to form Sparta, whose last release was in 2006, and who went on official hiatus in 2008. The Mars Volta's last release was 2009's Octahedron.

Speculation is rife as to what the vague message could actually mean, but with the band members apparently burying the hatchet in the past few years, it seems credible that a full-fledged reunion is on the cards. We don't know about you, but SPB is already sniffing out pre-sale show tickets.

Former Alice in Chains Bassist, Mike Starr, Found Dead

Posted March 8, 2011, 8:06 a.m.

It's being reported that Mike Starr, ex-bassist of Alice in Chains, was found dead in Salt Lake City today.

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Breaking News West Memphis Three Get New Trial

Posted Nov. 5, 2010, 6:50 a.m.

West Memphis Three Get New Trial

The controversial West Memphis Three have been granted a new hearing by the state Supreme Court. The case, which dates back to 1993, involves Damien Echols, and Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley who are all ...

Breaking News Supergrass Break Up

Posted April 12, 2010, 2:42 a.m.

The long-running Britpop group Supergrass is breaking up. In a statement, the band cites a "17-year itch" as its reason for disbanding. They write, "Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years. We ...

Breaking News Jeff Mangum Announces Rare Performance at Chris Knox Benefit

Posted April 10, 2010, 2:14 a.m.

On May 6, downtown Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge will host a benefit show for New Zealand punk originator Chris Knox, who suffered a series of strokes last year. The big news: Reclusive Neutral Milk ...

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Breaking News 108 not breaking up?

Posted April 9, 2010, 8:14 a.m. in Breaking News by Jon E.

Last week 108 singer Robert Fish announced he was leaving the band. Directly thereafter, guitarist Vic DiCara pronounced the group "dead." Fast forward seven days ...

Breaking News Despised Icon breaking up

Posted April 9, 2010, 7:53 a.m. in Breaking News by Jon E.

Canadian death metal/hardcore band Despised Icon is apparently breaking up. Formed in 2002, the group has released material Century Media Records, Relapse Records, and ...

Breaking News Swans Are Not Dead

Posted Jan. 10, 2010, 9:43 a.m. in Breaking News by Bob

Micheal Gira recently announced that he will be resurrecting his seminal outfit Swans with not only the possibility of multiple tours but also a new ...


A demo of a new song intended for the new album is now up on the Swans official Myspace site.
Gira made the following statement:
 
The song “Jim” recently added to the playlist is an acoustic demo (solo at home) 

recording by michael gira. this, and many other new songs recorded in the same way comprise many of the new (rough versions) of songs under consideration, 
to be fleshed out on the coming new swans album. a cd of these acoustic versions, as well as a live (2 shows) dvd of m.gira will be for sale  very soon as a hand made (by gira) package called I Am Not Insane (CD/DVD). this package – in a limited edition of 1000 - will be sold in order to  raise money for the swans recordings/offset the huge costs involved...  check back here or at http://younggodrecords.com  for ordering details and more information...coming soon...coming soon...   
 
principal players on the swans album are (and there will be many special guests):
 
Michael Gira / gtr / voice / mendicant friar act  (original swans)
 
Norman Westberg – Guitar  (original swans)
 
Christophj Hahn – Guitar  (mid period swans and most angels)
 
Phil Puleo – Drums, percussion, dulcimer etc etc  (final swans tour and most angels)
 
Chris Pravdica – Bass and gadgets  (flux information sciences / services/ gunga din)
 
Thor Harris, Drums, percussion, vibes, dulcimer, curios,  etc etc... (angels, now also with shearwater)
 

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Breaking News John Frusciante quits Red Hot Chili Peppers

Posted Dec. 14, 2009, 12:34 a.m. in Breaking News by Matt

Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has apparently left the LA funk rockers for the second time. He has been replaced by his longtime solo collaborator ...

Breaking News Jawbox Reunite To Play Jimmy Fallon

Posted Oct. 8, 2009, 12:59 a.m. in Breaking News by Michael

Pioneering D.C. post-hardcore outfit Jawbox will be reuniting to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  The band will appear on the late-night talk-show ...

Breaking News Drunken Boat Robbed While On Tour

Posted Oct. 2, 2009, 6:52 a.m. in Breaking News by Michael

Portland, OR punk outfit Drunken Boat recently found themselves the victims of having all of their possessions stolen during their current tour.  The band's ...

Breaking News Poison The Well Van & Trailer Stolen

Posted Sept. 17, 2009, 12:03 p.m. in Breaking News by Michael

Poison the Well had their van and trailer with all of their gear stolen in Detroit, MI following the first show of their headlining tour ...

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