Paramore Announces Bassist Jeremy is Leaving the Band

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Paramore are now down to two members. The band announced via Facebook that Bassist Jeremy Davis has left the band.

Davis has been a member of the band since 2005 and has been on all four of the studio albums. The band confirmed they will continue as a duo with lead singer Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

This is not the first time Paramore loses band members. Brothers Josh and Zac Farro departed in 2010.

Paramore’s first live appearance without Davis will take place on their PARAHOY cruise in March 2016.
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Concert Journal: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2015

Every year the Los Angeles radio station 106.7 KROQ hosts their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas show, bringing the best artists on one stage for two different nights. Although tons of people complained online stating the lineup was “crappy” and “gets worse every year.” I personally liked the lineups and bought tickets for the first night.
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Concert Journal- Coleman Hell and New Politics: An Explosive Concert Combination

The best concerts usually occurs during the weekends. When all work and school commitments are done and you are ready to enjoy the weekend and have fun. Yet, New Politics concert on Dec.8, felt like a huge party. One that you never wanted to end.

The concert started with a performance from the newbie band New Beat Fund. The stage was decorated with neon colors and silly face.

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When the band performed the lead singer Micheal Johnsons’ mannerisms reminded me so much of Cage the Elephant’s singer Matt Shultz. They both have this undeniable fun presence, where they get carried away that to the groove of the music and dance the performance away.The band had catchy tunes, but the crowd was not as enthusiastic about the sound and most seemed unfamiliar by the music. Continue reading Concert Journal- Coleman Hell and New Politics: An Explosive Concert Combination

Kenrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd Lead Grammy Nominations

Its a good year to be Kendrick Lamar. The rapper is leading the Grammy 2016 award nominations with 11, including album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly” and song of the year for “Alright.” Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are right behind Kendrick with seven nominations each.

Complete List:

Record Of The Year
“Really Love” — D’Angelo And The Vanguard
“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

Album Of The Year
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

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Former Stone Temple Pilots Singer Scott Weiland Dead at 48

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The music world is in mourning today, TMZ has learned that former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, Scott Weiland, was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota

Weiland was on tour with his band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts . They we set to  play the Medina Ballroom tonight. A source connected to the band told the website Scott was found Thursday night on the bus around 9 p.m.

Weiland had battled substance abuse for years and the cause of death is yet to be determined.

Concert Journal: Atlas Genius and Marian Hill Set off Altimate December 2 Remember Concert Series

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To make the last month of the year even more memorable, Atlas Genius kicked off 98.7 Altimate December to Remember concert series on December 1st.

Marian Hill opened the concert with an electric bang. The band is a duo from Philadelphia, made up of production artist Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol. Continue reading Concert Journal: Atlas Genius and Marian Hill Set off Altimate December 2 Remember Concert Series