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Madina Lake Bassist Matthew Leone Hospitalized After Attack

June 30, 2010 by  
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According to  a sad blog entry on Nathan Leone’s website, his twin brother and Madina Lake bandmate Matthew is in the hospital after trying to help a woman in need and being attacked.  Here’s the entry:

Suffering a massive shock …

i’m afraid I have some of the worst news that has ever hit our lives.  It’s almost impossible to even type this update.  A few nights ago, Matthew walked from my apt. a block and a half down the street to meet a friend for a drink.  half way there he saw a man severely beating his wife. Being the most amazing, strong, heroic and incredible person I know..  even though the guy was twice his size, Matthew intervened.  He managed to subdue this guy for a second and since his wife was beat up pretty good called the cops.. as he did so the guy jumped him from behind and beat him.  This guy did things I can’t even type.  After words, he and his beaten wife left Matthew unconcious on the street.   Matthew is in the hospital with a third of his skull removed as we wait for the swelling in his brain to go down. I’d rather not share any additional information at this time besides the fact that he acted as a hero (as he always would in any of these situations) and is paying a horrific price.  Pease send all your love and good energy and vibrations to him.  I’ve been and will be next to him throughout the entire recovery process.  We don’t know enough yet details about how that will develop.. but it has shocked, stunned, disgusted our best friends, family and band (which are both).  The world can be evil beyond belief and as much as we want this evil eliminated, right now our hearts heads and energies need to go to my best friend, soul mate, hero, and angel, Matthew.  Love you all and will be in touch as soon as I can muster up the emotional energy to reach out again.  Please, be safe and peaceful as we get through this impossible time. 


Our thoughts and prayers go out to Matthew, Nathan, and their entire family.

Contest: Win Alice In Chains/Deftones/Mastodon Limited Edition Vans High-Top Shoes‏

June 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News, Rock

To commemorate the BLACKDIAMONDSKYE tour featuring Alice In Chains, Deftones and Mastodon,  Vans has created some exclusive kickass custom kicks.  There are only 150 pairs being made and they are yours for the taking. Head over to this link for your chance to enter

There are a ton of other great prizes  up for grabs too including tickets to the tour, autographed tour posters, and more.

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There are a ton of other great prizes  up for grabs too including tickets to the tour, autographed tour posters, and more.

There are a ton of other great prizes  up for grabs too including tickets to the tour, autographed tour posters, and more.There are a ton of other great prizes  up for grabs too including tickets to the tour, autographed tour posters, and more.

Video: The Young Veins / Change

June 30, 2010 by  
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The Young Veins have debuted their new video for “Change” with a throwback to the Ed Sullivan Show.  You can check it out below:

Concert Review: Foxy Shazam at The House of Blues in Boston, MA

June 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Concert Reviews, Daily Music News, Rock

Foxy Shazam
House of Blues
Boston, MA

June 23, 2010

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Reviewed by:  Sally Feller
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Video: Andrew W.K. / I Want To See You Go Wild

June 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Rock

Check out the new animated video from Andrew W.K. for “I Want To See You Go Wild”.  You can check Andrew W.K. out on this years Warped Tour.

New Solo Video From Incubus Frontman Brandon Boyd

June 30, 2010 by  
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Brandon Boyd, lead singer of Incubus, recently announced that he would be releasing a solo album titled The Wild Trapeze on July 6.  You can check out the video for the first single, “Runaway Train“, below.

Contest: Win Tickets To Warped Tour & Passes To Meet Mayday Parade!

June 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News, Pop, Rock

Listen up New England!

Mayday Parade will be rolling into the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA with Warped Tour on July 13th and we have a very special contest for you!  Not only do we have a pair of tickets to give away to the show but we’ll also hook you up with passes to meet the band and Mayday Parade t-shirts to get your swag on! (We also have some autographed posters for a few lucky runners-up!) 

Mayday Parade’s latest album “Anywhere But Here” is out now and you’ve probably heard the single “Kids In Love” on WPRO in Providence, RI right?  Here’s your chance to hear the song live and personally tell the band what you think about it!  Warped Tour has truly become a summer staple for music fans in New England so don’t miss out.

So how do you enter?

 There are two easy ways to enter –  you can either follow us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and then send us an email to be entered to win the grand prize.  If you follow us on both social networks you’ll be entered into the drawing twice.  Send your email to us at with the subject header “Mayday Parade“.  In the email please include your name, phone number, email address and mailing address along with the text “I followed you on Facebook/Twitter”.  

We will select and notify a grand prize winner on July 8th as well as two runners up (who will receive autographed Mayday Parade posters!)

Please note: Grand prize winner is responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.

For more information on Mayday Parade visit their official Website
For all the details on Warped Tour Visit their official Website
For information on The Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA visit their website

Mayday Parade Rocks A Sold Out Boston Crowd!

Free Download: Eyes Set To Kill / Broken Frames

June 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Downloads, Daily Music News, Metal

On June 8th Eyes Set To Kill released their highly anticipated album, Broken Frames through BreakSilence Records which you can purchase from iTunes or Amazon.  The band is currently premiering the new video for the title track on MTV.  Check it out below and AOL Radio is also giving away an MP3 of “Broken Frames,” download it for free here.

Eyes Set to KillHeadbangers BallMTV Shows

Alex Band Listening Party – Preview New Album “We’ve All Been There”

June 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Rock


After The Calling disbanded in 2005, the release of singer Alex Band’s solo album We’ve All Been There has been a long time coming. With his record actually completed in 2007, a restructuring of his label left the release in limbo.  Since then, Alex has spent the last few years regaining control of the master recordings and establishing his own label, AMB Records, partnering with EMI for distribution.  “I’ve finally got creative control, which is the main reason I went through all of this,” he says.  “So now I’m starting completely over as a solo artist and reintroducing myself to the world.”  Today, he is proud to release his solo debut We’ve All Been There, featuring the hit single “Tonight.” 

Alex says of his album – which charts the course of a relationship from start to finish – “It’s definitely about my own struggle, but I think everyone can relate to what I’ve been through from experiences in their lives. I think everything I’m talking about on the record is pretty universal. And knowing now that I’m writing for different cultures, with fans around the world, it’s important that what I’m writing about is generalized enough that people can take the songs in their own way.”

We’ve All Been There is available in stores and online – grab it now on iTunes.  Starting July 7th, Alex will play a few dates with friend and Live vocalist Ed Kowalczyk before kicking off his first headlining tour in six years.  For a full list of tour dates and details visit

Spotlight Band: Your Best Friend

June 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Spotlight Bands

Now YOU have a friend in the music business!  This progressive rock quartet hails from Saginaw, MI.  Their music will make your ears happy, their hijinks will make you laugh, and should you ever have the misfortune of being stuck in a tree, they’ll be there to rescue you!  Meet YOUR BEST FRIEND.

Your Best Friend is:
John Bonham
Dale Brown
Nick Edler
Steve Colyer

Interviewed by:  Debie “Jinx” Patton
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