On September 3, The Used performed an in-studio session at Maida Vale Studios and it recently aired on BBC Radio 1‘s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter. As part of the session, the band performed “On My Own” and “Rise Up The Lights“, as well as covers of Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Linkin Park‘s “Shadow Of The Day.“ You can check out the covers HERE with the Nirvana cover being played at 38:26 and the Linkin Park cover being played at 1:23:00. It’s also worth noting that the group have been covering “Shadow Of The Day” at their recent shows as well. Footage of that is available below:
[via The PRP]
The Used have officially issued a statement regarding their split with guitarist Justin Shekoski. This news comes after a previous report said Shekoski threatened the band with violence and that he also threatened to kill himself. Here’s what the group had to say:
“Due to personal and artistic differences, Justin is no longer the guitar player for The Used. As a band we strive for an honest transparent connection with our fans. Despite the sensationalism and immoral reporting of media publications that we have had nothing to do with, we as a band had to take the proper legal precautions. The safety of our fans, crew and fellow band members is our biggest priority. Even and especially in the toughest times, the threat of suicide should never be taken lightly. We ask that you respect the privacy of everyone involved during this process. If you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
According to TMZ, The Used have filed a restraining order against former guitarist Justin Shekoski after he threatened violence against the band. Legal documents obtained by the site say Shekoski sent various texts, including ones with violent threats, one where he threatened to “fucking hang [him]self in the middle of a show,” one where he says retaliation “is the only way to get justice” and one that says “those fucks ruined my life and stole all of my creative work.” He is now required to stay 100 yards away from all members of the group at all times.
The Used have premiered a new video for their song “The Nexus,” via Nylon. The clip was directed by Lisa Mann and the track appears on the band’s latest album “The Canyon.” In other news, the group also seem to have recruited guitarist Joey Bradford (Hell Or Highwater) following the apparent departure of Justin Shekoski.
It looks like The Used have parted ways with guitarist Justin Shekoski. There are no official announcements, but the band have removed him from their members list on Facebook. Furthermore, some fans are saying Shekoski has been cut out of recent promo photos as well.
[via The PRP]
The Used have officially announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour. You can see those below:
08/14 Gothenburg, SWE – Pusterviksbaren
08/15 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
08/18 Sankt Polten, AUT – Frequency Festival Austria
08/21 Bochum, GER – Zeche
08/22 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
08/27 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy Bristol
08/28 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
08/30 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester
08/31 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
The Used have announced a spring tour with Red Sun Rising and The Fever 333. The dates for that run can be seen below.
04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Rockville Music Festival
04/29 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre (with special guest)
05/01 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
05/02 Richmond, VA – The National
05/04 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater (no Red Sun Rising)
05/05 Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/08 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
05/09 Kitchener, ON – Elements
05/11 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
05/12 Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
05/13 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
05/16 Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Casino (no Red Sun Rising)
05/17 Fargo, ND – Sanctuary Event Center (no The Fever 333)
05/19 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
05/20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
05/22 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
05/24 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
05/25 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma