Chvrches Increase Security At Their Gigs After Rape & Death Threats From Chris Brown And Tyga Fans

Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches has revealed that their band requires a police presence at their shows after receiving Rape & Death threats from the supports of Chris Brown and Tyga.

Last Week, the Scottish Electro-Pop Trio said that they were “really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello’s choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown,” having worked with him on their recent single, “Here With Me”.

“We are really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello’s choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown,” said the band on social media. “We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behaviour. That is not something we can or will stand behind.”

Chris Brown did fire back at the band saying:

“These are the type of people I wish walked in front of a speeding bus full of mental patients,” he wrote. “Keep grovelling over you own insecurities and hatred. IM BLACK AND PROUD. AND I KNOW ITS HURTS THAT U GUYS ARE STRUGGLING WIT LIFE OR PEACE SO U ARE FORCED TO SEE MY SUCCESS. You aren’t even #2 (REMEMBER 2nd place only means YOU LOST FIRST! TA-TA. GOODDAY PEASANTS.”

Now, Mayberry has shared images of abusive messages she has since received, saying that the band have had to increase security at their shows as a result.

“I am not staying in my own home when we finish tour because the threats we have received have reached such a scale. We have to have the police at our shows now. If that’s what I deserve for saying mainstream music should be more morally conscious, then so be it. You’re right.”

Below are some off the messages Mayberry has received.

Now everyone is entitled to their opinion, but surely Chris Brown should be condemning these fans and their actions because this is not sending a positive message in the world of music. Music should be bringing people together, not separating us and its fans that send abusive messages such as this that damage people’s reputations and just show how destructive fanbases can be in today’s world of Social Media.

Sum 41 Announce UK Dates

They’ve just released their first single in three years and now the Pop-Punk master’s Sum 41 have another announcement, they’re heading to the UK for some gigs this June, which will be just after the release of their seventh record, Order In Decline.

On the record, frontman Deryck Whibley has said: “The last thing I wanted to do was write a social or political protest record, and Order In Decline is not that,” said Deryck. “It’s also very hard not to have feelings about everything that’s going on in the world.

“We are doing a bunch of large festivals this summer and we thought it would be fun to do a few intimate shows – the UK felt like the perfect place for that!”

Here are the UK dates for the band.

June 2019

23rd – Exeter Castle Sessions

24th – Leicester De Montfort Hall

25th – Glasgow O2 Academy

26th – Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse


Check out the video for ‘Out For Blood’ below.


Woodstock 50 Has Officially Been Cancelled

In late 2019, Woodstock 50 was announced, a festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Music Festival. Rolling Stone now, however, has reported that the festival has been cancelled by its investors, citing that the festival would not be worthy of the Woodstock brand name under the current time constraints.

In a statement made by Destsu, it was “a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements…We have a strong history of producing experiences that bring people together around common interests and causes which is why we chose to be a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival.

“…despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees,” continued the company’s statement. “As a result and after careful consideration, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live, a partner of Woodstock 50, has decided to cancel the festival. As difficult as it is, we believe this is the most prudent decision for all parties involved.”

At least there’s one positive to come from this. At least it’s not another Fyre Festival.

Ozzy Osbourne Reschedules Final UK Tour For February 2020

The Prince Of Darkness himself (Ozzy Osbourne) sadly had to postpone his final UK solo tour earlier this year due to a respiratory problem. Fingers crossed he’s back to his best soon!

With him currently on the mend, the legendary musician has begun to fully recover, with him announcing rescheduled dates for February 2020, with Judas Priest as his support saying:

“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Europe for these shows. Thank you to all the fans for sticking with me and waiting for the new dates to be announced. I can’t wait to see you all next year.”

Here are the UK dates.

January 2020

31st – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

February 2020

2nd – Dublin 3 Arena

5th – Manchester Arena

7th – Newcastle Utilita Arena

10th – London The O2

12th – Glasgow SSE Hydro

14th – Birmingham UK Resorts World Arena

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Young Guns Are Teasing New Music!

This is a band I’ve been waiting to release new music for a while!

Young Guns last released their fourth record, ‘Echoes’ way back in 2016 and then just nothing. There was no word from their camp but now, guitarist John Taylor and Frontman Gus Wood have been teasing ‘next level shit” via Twitter.

More on this Young Guns news as it develops.

Set It Off Announce Autumn 2019 UK Tour

They’ve only just recently ended one UK tour and they’re missing us soooo much, they’ve announced more dates!

Set It Off are headed straight back to the UK after their SOLD OUT run for October 2019. But this time, they’re headed back for some larger venues and hopefully some bigger antics on stage (And more medleys)!

Sharing the news, Vocalist Cody Carson shared: “We are beyond excited to announce that we are ALREADY coming back to the UK/Europe only 6 months after our last visit! We told you we wouldn’t keep you waiting and we kept our word! Don’t forget! The entire last tour sold out before it even started last time so do not delay!”

Here are the UK dates for October.

October 2019

2nd – Glasgow Classic Grand

3rd – Newcastle Riverside

4th – Leeds Stylus

6th – Manchester Academy 2

7th – Norwich Waterfront

8th – Birmingham O2 Institute

10th – Cardiff The Globe

11th – London Heaven


Northlane Announce New Record, Announce UK Dates Of World Tour

After some teasing from Aussie Metal Favourite’s Northlane, the band have announced the details of their upcoming record.

It’s going to be called ‘Alien’ which is going to be released via UNFD. Check out all the details for the record including Tracklisting, Album Art and more below.


01. ‘Details Matter’
02. ‘Bloodline’
03. ‘4D’
04. ‘Talking Heads’
05. ‘Freefall’
06. ‘Jinn’
07. ‘Eclipse’
08. ‘Rift’
09. ‘Paradigm’
10. ‘Vultures’
11. ‘Sleepless’

And the first single to be released off the upcoming record, check out ‘Bloodline’ below.

Northlane have also released some UK dates as part of their World Tour for November and December 2019. Here is where they’re playing.

November 2019

26th – Leeds Stylus

27th – Manchester Academy 2

28th – Southampton Engine Rooms

29th – Glasgow Garage

30th – Birmingham O2 Academy 2

December 2019

1st – London Electric Brixton

Angels & Airwaves Release First New Music In Three Years, Sign With Rise Records

Tom DeLonge’s Angels & Airwaves are back in business as the band have released their first music since their 2016 ‘Chasing Shadows’ EP.

Their single, ‘Rebel Girl’ is out right now and is the first track off their upcoming Record. Oh, there’s also going to be a feature film incoming as well! That’s a first. Is it a feature film with them acting in it or is it a series of music videos which acts as a film? More on that as it’s announced.

The band have also signed to Rise Records! For those who don’t know, that is the home of many Rock Favourites including Mayday Parade and Issues!

Check out ‘Rebel Girl’ below.


William Francis (William Control) Refutes “Sex Cult” Allegations Via Videos

In June 2018, allegations were circulating online against musician William Francis, known for his work as William Control and for vocal work for the band Aiden.

the allegations claimed accounts of abusive behaviour, sexual misconduct, rape and more.

An article via Sick Chirpse detailed an allegation from a Facebook user, who claimed the Francis operated what was described as a “sex cult” and he had “groomed” her into it when she was 14.

Further allegations have also come to light which was sexual in nature, which was published via The Daily Beast.

Since the allegations came to light, Francis has denied the claims and issued a statement which was published via ThePRP.

Now to illustrate his defence further, Francis has released a series of videos in the last few weeks where he refutes the claims. Please be advised, some content is sexually explicit in nature.

For those are facing or are a survivor of sexual abuse and/or misconduct, you can find help via the following links below.

A Voice For The Innocent:
The Survivors Trust:
Citizens Advice:

Spotify Remove Blood On The Dance Floor Amidst Allegations

Streaming platform Spotify has removed the catalogue of Blood On The Dance Floor’s back catalogue for reportedly violating the service’s prohibited content policy.

The particular policy bans music that “promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence” against groups or individuals based on characteristics like gender, race, and religion.

The removal of the band’s material comes in the midst of allegations and an ongoing investigation incited by The Huffington Post against member Dahvie Vanity (Real name Jesus David Torres) in which he faces accusations of sexual assault and misconduct on 21 alleged victims.

The Huffington Post recently wrote an article in which the 21 alleged victims came forward with their accounts of the misconduct.

Other allegations a few years ago also resulted in Blood On The Dance Floor being dropped from support on different tour with bands as well.

At the time of writing, Torres is yet to respond to the allegations.

Links for those who are facing or are survivors of sexual abuse can be found below.

A Voice For The Innocent:
The Survivors Trust:
Citizens Advice: