Sad news has come out as it’s been confirmed that original Devo member Bob Casale has passed away from heart failure related issues at the age of 61. The news came from the official Devo Facebook page on a post that was written by his brother and founding member Gerald. Devo’s last album 2010′s Something for Everybody, which heavily featured Bob Casale. An official message can be read below.
Our thoughts go out to his friends, fans, and family. READ MORE
In a recent interview with Las Vegas Weekly, A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel spilled the beans on the status of a future APC album, stating, “…I’d love to – when the time is right. It would be awesome. I’m trying to write songs with that in mind.” However, Howerdel has his focus elsewhere right now: “…right now, I’m focusing most of my energy on a new Ashes Divide record, which is under way with 11 songs.” Howerdel hopes to enter the mixing phase of the new Ashes Divide album in January or February.
APC’s last album was 2004′s eMOTIVe, which was a collection of cover songs from such artists as Devo, Depeche Mode, John Lennon, and more. There were also two original tracks on that record.
Meanwhile, APC will be performing their sole 2012 show tomorrow night in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood. READ MORE
Well, this is an unexpected tour announcement! Looks like 70′s band Blondie will be hitting the road with 80′s cult classic band Devo for a string of US tour dates this September! Blondie will be Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein, along with newer band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen. Devo will be original members Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale will take the stage with tour drummer Jeff Friedl. You can check out the tour dates below.
Boston-based shoegaze-rock phenoms Junius
have been causing a major stir in the past few months. Following the release of their critically acclaimed full-length album, “The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist,” and being heralded by some of the country’s largest press outlets, the band repeatedly impressed audiences at this year’s SXSW marathon, helping to land them on two upcoming US tours which begin next week (one this month with rock supergroup Orbs, and the other happening this Fall supporting Volcom rock heroes Valient Thorr and Relapse Records’ newest and most brutal signing, Howl).
Now, just as they prepare to set off on months of non-stop touring, Junius have announced appearances at two of the year’s most renowned music festivals, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest (sharing the stage w/ Devo, MGMT, Polvo, Man Man, Capn’ Jazz, The Hold Steady and more), and the other at Gainesville, Florida’s punk rock gathering, The Fest, where they’ll perform alongside some of the most worshipped acts in the underground punk scene including Frank Turner, High on Fire, Leatherface, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Teenage Bottlerocket, and countless others.
Check after the jump for tour dates!