Black Velvet 70 Out Now!
Issue 70 of Black Velvet Zine is out now and includes: Interviews with Every Avenue, You Me At Six, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Phil X, Vains Of Jenna, The New Regime, The Howling, Attack! Attack!, The Return, Cherri Bomb & Murder FM. Concert reviews including Slash, Bon Jovi, New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, Vains Of Jenna, Octane Ok @ Artsfest, Young Guns & Redditch...
The Maine - New Album 'Pioneer'
The Maine will self-release their third studio album ‘Pioneer’ in stores and online everywhere on 6th December 2011. Check out the trailer and snippet of first single ‘Some Days’ below. The band will release an exclusive and limited edition pre-order bundle on November 1st, 2011 through their online store on www.wearethemaine.net
Yellowcard Release Acoustic Album
Yellowcard have released an acoustic re-working their album ‘When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes’ album. It is now available digitally and will be released physically next week (October 31st). The band issued the following statement regarding the release of the acoustic album: Over the course of our career, Yellowcard has always taken pride and enjoyment in performing our songs in an...
You Me At Six Add Extra Dates
You Me At Six have added dates to their forthcoming March/April 2012 tour. Culminating in London’s Brixton Academy on April 2nd, the tour sees the band playing big venues in almost all major cities. Due to phenomenal demand, the band have added extra dates in Manchester, Birmingham and London. Dates are: March 17th Leicester, O2 Academy 18th Nottingham, Rock City 20th Bournemouth,...
People Like You Sign Templeton Pek
Templeton Pek have signed to People Like You Records. The Birmingham band is in the studio working on their new EP that is to be released during either the end of this year or the beginning of 2012. The band say, ‘We couldn’t be more happy to be signing to People Like You, it feels like an ideal fit. A great team of people with the same ideas and vision as us, getting back to music...
Grand Opening of JBJ Soul Kitchen
Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen was officially opened yesterday in Red Bank, New Jersey. The JBJ Soul Kitchen is a community kitchen which began serving meals in 2009 but a new renovated location on Monmouth Street is now its permanent home. The menu has no prices - you can donate what you want - either money or volunteer payment at the restaurant. We’re particularly happy to hear that in...
30 Seconds To Mars To Break Guinness World Record
Thirty Seconds To Mars will celebrate their 300th and final show in support of their critically acclaimed third studio album This Is War with a special Tribus Centum Numerarae concert at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Dec. 7th, 2011. They will also set a new Guinness World Record for the most shows played during a single album cycle. This Is War was released in December, 2009 and the...
Destine Lose Drummer
Robin Faas, drummer of Destine, has decided to leave the band. Robin commented, “It’s a very tough decision to make, especially after all of the great moments I shared with my bandmates through the years all over the world. I really enjoyed the steps we’ve made and the great support from the fans; it has been an unforgettable ride. However, saying goodbye to my family and friends got harder...
Slaves To Gravity Split
Slaves To Gravity have announced their upcoming show at the Relentless Freeze Festival at Battersea Power Station at the end of this month will be their last. The band say “….After 5 incredible years, we’re sad to announce that STG is calling it a day. We’ve had an amazing ride, but after an innumerable amount of setbacks the time has undoubtedly come to move onto...
The Academy Is... is no more.
The Academy Is… have announced their split. They posted on their website and facebook page: After nine years and three albums, The Academy Is… have decided to go our separate ways. We began in 2003 as three young friends in the suburbs of Chicago, with dreams of creating music that meant something to us. Dreams of leaving those suburbs behind and seeing all of the beautiful things that...
RIP Steve Jobs
News of the second of two Steve deaths in one day. :-( Sometimes I wonder who is around to inspire others. Is there anyone that we’ll remember, look up to and quote like Einstein, Mahatma Ghandhi, Nelson Mandela and others? And then came Steve Jobs. Right now I wish I had 1/10th of the talent and vision that Steve did.
RIP Steve Mach
Steve Mach, who played bass for Skin N’ Bones, Pillbox and The Vamps has died after being shot by police. Steve had also been a long time CBGBs lighting director. Black Velvet loved Skin N’ Bones when the band were around in the early 90s and is sad to hear of this news. A report on his death can be found at...
Atom leaves Angels & Airwaves
Angels and Airwaves have parted ways with drummer Atom Willard. They write: We are sad to announce that we have parted ways with Atom. He has been with us since the beginning and we thank him for all the time and creativity he shared with us. Still look forward to his drumming on L )VE Part Two. It was an honor and we wish him all the best in his ongoing journey. All the best with love,...
RIP Max Soria
Max Soria, former drummer of rock band Valencia, has been killed in a motorcycle accident. Police say Soria lost control of his bike in York Road, Warwick. He was 28 years old. A news article reporting Soria’s death can be found HERE.