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The Word Alive Announce New Drummer Alternative Metal News Rock 

The Word Alive Announce New Drummer

In wake of their tour in Europe with Asking Alexandria, The Word Alive have announced former drummer Luke Holland’s replacement. Matt Horn, who has worked with The Word Alive as a drum tech and has credits on their album Life Cycles, will be the group’s touring drummer from here on out. Check out a statement from TWA welcoming Horn into the group after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Bob Burns Dies at 64 News Rock 

Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Bob Burns Dies at 64

Friday night, drummer Robert “Bob” Burns passed away in a car accident. He was 64. He was one of the founders of legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1964, and was a member of the band till 1974, when he decided to quit because he wished not to tour anymore. Burns played on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first two albums 1973’s (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) and 1974’s Second Helping. He was the featured drummer on such hit tracks as “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Gimme Three Steps”, “Simple Man”, and “Free Bird”. Lead Guitarist and founding member…

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Panic! At The Disco Drummer Spencer Smith Officially Leaves Band News Pop Punk 

Panic! At The Disco Drummer Spencer Smith Officially Leaves Band

After battling addiction for the last few years, Panic! At The Disco drummer Spencer Smith has announced that he is officially leaving the band. Smith has been a part of the band since its origin, but began a hiatus in 2013. He issued a long statement on how drugs have affected his life and the help that the band has given him in his time of need. You can read the full statement below the jump. Honestly, this is very hard to hear. As a fan of the band and music, and witnessing struggle…

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GUEST BLOG: Confessions Of A Lesbian Drummer On Tour Alternative Features Guest Blogs Indie News Pop Rock 

GUEST BLOG: Confessions Of A Lesbian Drummer On Tour

When Infectious Magazine asked me to write a guest blog about being a lesbian drummer on tour, I realized I was a lesbian drummer on tour. I never really thought about my identity in such clear-cut terms, I just kind of…existed. I am Liliana, sometimes Lil or, my personal favorite, Lilisagna. I play drums with too many bands (City In Light, PFL, Hop On Hold Tight) and still decided to join my musical friend, Diana DeMuth, on tour. During shows, my extreme extroversion translates to perpetual pigeon dancing and word-heaving…

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Trivium’s Drummer Leaves Band Metal News 

Trivium’s Drummer Leaves Band

Trivium‘s drummer has departed from the band. The group had recently brought on Nick Augusto after the previous drummer had left about a year ago. Rumors have been circulating that the band picked up a new drummer, but no official word has been given yet. Nick Augusto is currently working on his own solo work and starting other projects. He returned to his home in Florida to work while Trivium moves on to continue finalizing their upcoming album. To listen to more of Trivium, you can purchase a CD here. And…

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WATCH: Fall Out Boy Monumentour Live Drum-Off News Rock 

WATCH: Fall Out Boy Monumentour Live Drum-Off

On the Monumentour, Fall Out Boy is holding drum-offs between drummer Andy Hurley and guitarist/vocalist Patrick Stump. Sound pretty exciting? You can check out a drum-off from one of the first shows below, after the jump. To get into the action and catch one of the shows on the Monumentour for yourself, buy concert tickets here. And to hear more of Fall Out Boy’s music, purchase a CD here.

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Yellowcard Joined By Nate Young On Warped Tour Pop Punk 

Yellowcard Joined By Nate Young On Warped Tour

Yellowcard will be joined by drummer Nate Young of Anberlin on the Warped Tour. The drummer gave Yellowcard an extra pair of hands by recording the drums  on their upcoming album. Yellowcard have been drummer-less since March when long time drummer Longineu W. Parsons III (pictured far left) decided to leave the band to pursue other projects. There is little information on Yellowcard’s upcoming album, which is scheduled to be out this coming fall via Razor & Tie. Purchase a CD here. Buy concert tickets here.

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Yellowcard Announce Drummer For New Album News Pop Punk 

Yellowcard Announce Drummer For New Album

Yellowcard have announced via Instagram that Nate Young of Anberlin will be recording drums for the band’s upcoming album.  Check out what Yellowcard had to say about the band’s seemingly temporary replacement of long time former-drummer Longineu Parsons III below. Yellowcard will be on this summer’s Warped Tour. You can view tour dates and buy concert tickets here. You can purchase a CD here from the Yellowcard discography.

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