It's Sunday May 14th, 2006. Sure we all knew it was coming, but it still sucks. There's maybe a reason why bands these days just announce their split as indefinite and vaguely defined hiatus. Even when something like that's widely known, the finality of a break up announcement still manages to sting.
Stories you were talking about this week
It was an amazing run, but Hot Water Music officially drew the curtain closed this week. A house bill in the U.S. seeks to ban social networking sites, including MySpace and even Punknews.org, from schools and libraries. Details on the annual Warped Tour compilation were announced this week, with the full track listing and cover art unveiled. Guitarist Dave Baksh quit popular Canadian act Sum 41 this week, leaving that band's next step in question. Tom Delonge's buzz band Angels and Airwaves posted the track "Valkyrie Missile" this week, and likewise Good Riddance also unveilved a song from My Republic. AFI's "Miss Murder" video hit the net and the band detailed MTV movie awards plans and more. Poor Suicide Machines fans are witnessing the slow implosion of that long running ska-punk act, and the last word on that story is on its way next week. Other stories that had you talking this week included a Descendents branded pair of shoes, a new Slayer EP exclusive to retailer Hot Topic, and details on the upcoming Dead To Me and Good Riddance releases.
Current contests Win a 60GB iPod, more from Taking Back Sunday / Angels and Airwaves Taking Back Sunday and Angels and Airwaves are heading out on tour this summer in support of their respective new albums. To celebrate the bands are giving away a 60 GB iPod, $200 in iTunes Gift Certificates and much more.
Long Island hardcore outfit This Is Hell are releasing their Trustkill debut Sundowning. To celebrate the long-awaited release, the band would like to give a lucky winner an autographed copy of the album and a t-shirt.
Our contest with Less Than Jake may be the first we've ever thrown that includes explosive as a prize. The band's new record In With The Out Crowd streets on May 23rd.
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