Sum 41 Premiere “Never There” Video

Sum 41 have premiered a new video for their new song “Never There.” This track is from the band’s new album “Order In Decline,” which will be released on July 19.

Deryck Whibley commented:

“I never wanted to write this song, it just kind of poured out of me. I tried to fight it at first but there was no stopping it. I could tell I was writing about my dad, who I’ve never met and throughout my life it has always been a subject that I don’t really think about or care about.

It has never really bothered me and when I started thinking about why it never bothered me, I realized it was because my mum was so great and I have such a loving relationship with her. She was so strong as a single mother for my whole life that I never needed to think about my dad.”


The Original Misfits Announce Oakland, CA Concert, Glenn Danzig Says The Band Are “Not Gonna Do Many More” Reunion Shows

The Original Misfits have announced an Oakland, CA show with Rancid, The Damned, and Cro-Mags. The concert will be held at Oracle Arena on September 11. The Misfits’ previous reunion shows have seen Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only performing with Doyle, Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.) and Acey Slade (ex-Murderdolls, etc.).

In other news, Danzig recently told Full Metal Jackie that the Misfits are not planning to do too many more reunion shows [via Loudwire]:

“Well, I don’t tour anymore anyway. Maybe I’ll put together like a week or two shows here on the West Coast, or maybe on the East Coast and that’s it. With the Misfits thing, we just kinda got back together and just decided we’d do it here or there, and just not make it a grind kinda tour. We just want to make each event special. We’re not gonna do many more. I know we just announced Seattle and Denver, but I’m pretty sure there’s not gonna be many more of them.

So people should see it while they can because, I know, next year I go out with Danzig again for Europe and may do some dates here in the States. I gotta do a Danzig Sings Elvis thing – select shows maybe around the country. Those will be more special. There’s no seating. It’s all tables. It’s gonna be a very cool kind of old school vibe. This year I’ve got some time off in between working on the movie, so we decided to do a couple extra shows. Then, that’ll be it I think for a while.”

This news isn’t too surprising considering legal documents recently surfaced and seemed to suggest that the band had a contractual obligation to play 10 shows following a settlement between Danzig and Only. Notably, the Oakland show is their 10th show to be announced. Here’s the group’s remaining dates:

06/29 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium (feat. Rise Against, The Distillers, Anti-Nowhere League, and Cro-Mags)
09/07 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (feat. The Distillers, The Damned, and Cro-Mags)
09/11 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena (feat. Rancid, The Damned, and Cro-Mags)
09/14 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre (feat. The Distillers, The Damned, and Cro-Mags)

Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, Iron Reagan, Etc. Announce September Tour

Rancid and Pennywise have announced a September North American tour. Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat, The Aquabats!, Turnstile, Iron Reagan, and Angel Du$t will join them on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/14 Pittsburgh, PA – The Lots At Sandcastle (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat & Iron Reagan)
09/15 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, Turnstile & Angel Du$t)
09/17 Toronto, ON – Rebel (feat. The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/18 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre (feat. The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/19 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre (feat. The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/21 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, Angel Du$t & The Aquabats!)
09/22 Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage @ The Mann (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/26 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues (feat. The English Beat & Iron Reagan)
09/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center (feat. The English Beat & Iron Reagan)
09/28 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (feat. The English Beat & Iron Reagan)

The Original Misfits Reunion Shows Are Reportedly Part Of A Legal Settlement

When The Original Misfits announced their first reunion shows, it was pretty surprising considering Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only had been in a lengthy legal dispute over the band’s trademarks and profits. The performances ended up going good and the band continued booking concerts, leading many to believe the two no longer had any animosity towards each other. However, D.X. Ferris has since obtained legal documents for MetalSucks that seem to suggest that the whole reunion was just a contractual obligation following a settlement between the musicians.

Before they reunited, the trademark dispute appeared to turn against Danzig, but Only apparently decided to make a deal in an effort to get the singer to front the band for 10 reunion shows. The unsigned draft of the settlement that MetalSucks got a hold of included the following provisions:

– The parties would co-own the classic Misfits graphics (1977 through 1983), including the Crimson Ghost Fiend skull and the Misfits horror-font logo. Jerry Only would receive 100% of the income from “Fiend Skull derivatives” relating to his time leading the band without Danzig after the 1995 settlement, with Danzig retaining 100% ownership of his Misfits designs during that period as well.

– Official Misfits shirts would be available via a high-powered cabal: Live Nation would produce Fiend Skull T-shirts and sell them to Hot Topic.

– Jerry Only and his company would continue to have the exclusive rights to perform and record as The Misfits. For the reunion shows, according to this draft, Danzig and Only would partner 50/50 as The Original Misfits, pay the rest of the band as hired guns, and split the profits.

– This is the important part: according to the draft of the settlement, “The parties agree to perform no fewer than ten (10) Misfits reunion shows to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the band.”

The group have already played six shows and currently have the following three booked:

06/29 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium
09/07 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
09/14 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre

Assuming the final settlement is similar to the draft, the band still have one more show to be announced, unless they change their minds and do more. Considering how much money the band have been making from these concerts, it wouldn’t be too shocking if they did decide to keep going.

You can read more over at MetalSucks.

Blink-182 To Perform “Enema Of The State” In Full On Summer Tour

Blink-182 have announced that they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Enema Of The State” by performing it in full on their summer tour with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/27 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
06/29 Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
07/01 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/03 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/05 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
07/06 Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
07/07 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (Blink-182 only)
07/09 Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center (Blink-182 only)
07/10 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/11 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/13 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
07/16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/17 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheatre
07/20 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/21 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/23 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/25 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
07/26 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/27 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/31 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/01 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
08/02 Dallas, TX – The Dos Equis Pavilion
08/04 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center (Blink-182 only)
08/05 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/07 San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
08/27 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/30 Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08/31 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/02 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/04 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
09/06 Wichita, KS – Hartman Arena (Blink-182 only)
09/07 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove (Blink-182 only)
09/08 Kansas City, MO – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
09/10 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/12 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
09/14 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/16 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
09/18 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/20 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

Mark Hoppus On The Possibility Of Tom DeLonge Returning To Blink-182: “That Is A Completely Unfounded Rumor At This Point”

Tom DeLonge recently made headlines after saying he was planning to return to Blink-182 one day, but now it appears that won’t be happening anytime soon. During a recent interview with KROQ-FM, Mark Hoppus was asked about a potential reunion and he responded with the following:

“There is not any talk of that right now. I mean I’ll never say never to anything, but that is a completely unfounded rumor at this point.”