Yesterday, at the Molson Amphitheatre in Tornoto, Canada for the Vans Warped Tour a nineteen year old woman passed away. She was found passed out in the grass, and police have said that witnesses tried to resuscitate her, but were unable.
Taylor Nesseth passed away at the hospital she was rushed to after the show, presumably from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Reports have said that the incident occured during Chelsea Grin's set.
This is just more proof that you need to stay aware of your surroundings, and how you're handling it at Warped tour. The heat alone is dangerous, and can kill if you're not staying hydrated. Keep water on you at all times, and do not hesitate to go hide in the shade for a little while. Even if it means missing a band on stage, or a signing. Your health is more important, even the bands will tell you that.
For some tips on how to beat the heat at Warped, please check out a 'Guide to surviving Warped tour'. It could just save your life in the weather condition's Warped tour attendants are prone to experiencing.
A band called Faith of The Hopeless released the tracklisting for their upcoming EP, "Paths". The EP is produced by The Word Alive's Tyler "Telle" Smith, and will come out on July 13.
Slipknot has released a forty second trailer for "something mysterious" to come out in 2013. Its a fair assumption that Something Mysterious will be the title for Slipknot's next album.
Owl City is streaming a clip of a cover of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" by Elton John from The Lion King. You can listen to it at the link at the bottom of this article.
"Can You Feel The Love Tonight" -Owl City Clip
We Came As Romans' released a new music video for their song, "A War Inside." The song is featured on their latest album, Understanding What We've Grown To Be. You can get the album wherever music is sold, and you can see the all new video right here.
The Maine is offering a free live EP that features audio from their North American tour for their latest album, The Pioneer. There's a link to that at the bottom of this article for all who are interested.
In a recent blog, Hayley Williams, discussed some details for an upcoming album from Paramore. You can read all of what she had to say right here, or go to the link to the Paramore Tumblr blog.
"When I was 17, I started writing lyrics to a song that would later be called “Let The Flames Begin”. It was on our sophomore album, RIOT! I never felt like it really sounded as meaningful on record as it seemed when we played it live. Over the years, we added on and added on to it. Not only is it one of our favorites to play at shows but one of the most highly requested live songs by… ahem… you guys. Maybe it’s just because the song is heavier than most our other songs or maybe it’s cause it feels really emotional to sing some of those words. Either way, it means a lot to all of us.
The lyrics touched on the way I saw us (people who were around my same age at the time) and how we fit in to society… and sort of lightly dusted the topic of the human condition. How broken we must seem from the outside, to whoever happens to be looking in. I have always had that deep sort of hurting feeling that happens when you hear a tragic story of someone young who is diagnosed with a terminal sickness, or when you see someone homeless and begging on the side of the road who you could give a couple dollars to but could never really help… but I get it all the time… just about the world at large. Because I feel, truly and deeply, that we are all searching for some kind of cure or some kind of quick fix, all the time. Always filling a void. I do this every day even when I’m not aware. The condition of being alive and breathing. “How can I please me?” It’s not with pessimistic eyes that I see all these things, I just believe it’s realistic. For some people, there is faith that more is at work than just the brokenness of all of us. For others, it’s enough just to know that we try to be the best human we can be and make whatever difference we can. Whatever your pleasure, belief, sorrow or triumph… we are all human and we are all constantly facing some sort of brokenness. Of the heart, of finances, of family, of dreams… it is real pain and it can’t be ignored.
Sometimes the only thing that gets me through a hard time is knowing that we are all (somewhat) in the fight together. Even as we might feel like we’re fighting alone, there billions of other humans doing exactly the same thing. In whatever their respective fights may be. I don’t know how it helps but really, it does. To know that no one has it figured out. It’s a bit of a drag but it’s just good comfort.Seeing as even a good 6 years later I still feel all these things about life and being human, it probably should’ve been obvious that we’d write another song with a similar message for the new album. This time around I feel like it comes across a bit more hopeless… but actually that’s what excites me the most about it. To me, it’s getting to the bottom of what you thought was a bottomless pit… and that’s where you surrender yourself to whatever is next. That’s what billions of other people are doing right now. Hitting the bottom only to lift their gaze up and figure out how to get off of the ground again. Yeah, knowing that definitely helps.
It’s strange that a song about all this could go on what is about to be the most positive and most intoxicatingly fun Paramore album we have ever written… but somehow it works. And anyways, anyone who knows me knows I can only write so many happy lyrics til I have to start venting about something else again.This is long and it’s late and I hope it makes sense to anyone if not all of you who actually read it.
Live EP from The Maine
We The Kings recently opened up and talked about a terrifying experience they had in Malaysia.
' “We were in Malaysia, and there was a guy who was required to take us from Point A to Point B – that was his only job. And he took us from the hotel over to the venue, and he was sounding kind of crazy, but he got us over there. And then at the end of the show, we got down to the car with him, and I’m pretty sure that was the day that we were supposed to die. He took us in the car, and I don’t know what he had done within the three hours, but he was out of his mind. He was driving 60mph over the speed limit. He pulled down the wrong offramp because he didn’t know where he was going, and instead of doing what a normal person would do and just trying to turn around, he started reversing on the onramp. People were swerving to avoid him. And he was trying to cover for himself like, “Don’t worry about it man, this is normal driving over here, and anyway, I’ve been up for five days. I haven’t been able to sleep.” And it was like, “What, dude? You haven’t slept in five days? What’s wrong with you?” And he was like, “I don’t know man, there are some crazy drugs in the world.”
So he pulls in reverse, slams on the brakes and does this fishtail out on the highway. He passes the hotel and we’re like, “Hey, hey, you passed it,” and he was like, “Oh, don’t worry about it.” He swings over the median, and the first car that was coming in the other direction swerved and hit all of the median poles and crashed into the median. The other car swerved into the ditch. It was in the later part of the night, and all of a sudden the car in the ditch turned on their blue lights. It was a cop. He swerved and cut off a cop. So he decides that he’s gonna try to outrun the cop in the van, so he’s swerving in and out of cars and it’s like a movie. So he pulls over right in front of the hotel. I think half the guys in the van were crying. The cop comes up to us and he starts yelling in their native language, and they’re yelling at each other and the cop says, “Passports.” And we’re like, “Oh my god, we don’t have our passports with us right now. They’re in the hotel room.” But he wouldn’t ever believe that. So our driver, who’s insane and out of his mind, grabs his wallet and pulls out all the cash that he has. It was like the equivalent of $500. And he hands him the money, and the guy drives off. And we’re like, “…did he pay off the cop? Did that really just happen?” That was the most illegal thing I’ve ever been a part of. I was like, “Dude, we’re done with this, get us out of the fucking car.” And so he was like, “You’re right, we should ditch the car,” and pulls down some back alley. He breaks through this overhead security rail and parks the car, takes the keys out, chucks them into the ditch, and runs away.
So we get out of the car and start walking back to the hotel, and the promoter was there at the hotel and he was like, “What took you guys so long?” And we were like, “We got pulled over cause we had an asshole for a driver.” We were really upset. And he was like, “Sarah didn’t take you?” And we were like, “No, we didn’t see Sarah, we just saw a van that said We The Kings on it.” Apparently we got into a car that had nothing to do with us. [The promoter] didn’t know who he was or what he was doing, and better yet, the cops were searching for him all night around the hotel. We were almost kidnapped. But the cops saved our lives by being shady cops. It was the craziest thing that has happened to us in our touring career.” '
That sounds terrifying. Its a wonder they ever recovered from that. It sounds like something that only happens in movies, but in all actuality, does happen in reality as well.
These are just some of the happenings in the music world. There will always be something that Immortal Music did not cover, but here are just some events.