The Dillinger Escape Plan announce earlier this week the launch of its new web platform, DillingerEscapePlan.org. The website will act as the new dashboard for all current and upcoming activity and shows, collecting media shared on social platforms (flickr, YouTube, Vimeo), media feeds, as well as by blog and media entries from the band itself.
Through a new partnership with TopSpin, the site will host exclusive offers and media such as the free download of an unreleased remix of ‘Black Bubblegum’ by Sergio Vega of Deftones and a special limited-edition Party Smasher shirt to celebrate the launch.
The band are in the middle of a two week run of the UK and Europe which sees them headline as well as appear on some big summer festivals.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Live:
08/07 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli De Helling
08/09 Dudingen, SWI – Bad Bonn
08/10 Pinarella Di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
08/11 Bildein, AUT – Picture On Festival
08/12 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/14 Ieper, BEL – Ieper Hardcore Fest
The All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter is auctioning off to the highest bidder the Topman suit he wore on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour which has been autographed by several bands on the tour. 100% of the auction will go to Charity:water to build new wells in Haiti. This summer Tyson began an organization called Donthateonhaiti.org to raise money to bring clean water to the people of Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake disaster. Donthateonhaiti.org gives 100% of its donations to an organization called Charity:water to help bring fresh water to Haiti. Check out the auction at ebay.com. A video of Tyson showing off the outfit and talking about the charity at ooyala.com has since been removed.
BlankTV.com, the Net”s biggest d.i.y. punk, hardcore and indie music video site has just gone live with a complete relaunch offering lightning quick video speeds, live chat, a completely revamped site and hundreds of new and classic music videos and live clips. BlankTV first launched in 1999 and currently offers almost 3,000 free, uncensored music videos and live clips spanning the past twenty-five years of indie and underground music.
NBC’s new, exclusively online music competition, ‘StarTomorrow’, is hosting a nationwide search for the first Internet superstar band or singing group. The interactive music competition will put viewers exclusively in control of choosing the first Internet superstar band, singing group or solo act – and Grammy winning producer David Foster is going to help decide who gets a development deal with a major record label. Transplants drummer Travis Barker and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top are judges on the competition. Check it out at StarTomorrow.com.
After being in the entertainment industry for several years behind the scenes as a wife to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and mother to their son Draven, Samantha Bennington (aka Cashmere) has decided to return to her first love and passion which is dance. Cashmere trained as a modern jazz dancer then developed into hop hop and burlesque and is now the founder of Rhythm Kittens. Check out the burlesque group’s website at RhythmKittens.com.
With bidding of copies of today’s Columbus Dispatch topping $20 on eBay, a good samaritan has posted an “item” warning those wanting to buy the paper headlining the tragic murder of Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell. The address to obtain back copies for $4.50 is:
Attn: Back Copies
34 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
Clear Channel Communications is auctioning off guitars inked by the stars to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Charley and the American Red Cross. The online sale at StormAid.com includes instruments signed by Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Rob Zombie, Default, Headstrong, Tommy Lee, Our Lady Peace, Epidemic, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Trik Turner, Earshot, Tenacious D, Hoobastank, Kid Rock, X-ecutioners, Our Lady Peace, Quarashi, Local H, Dashboard Confessional, The Strokes, Thursday, Unwritten Law, Korn, Chester Bennington, Joseph Hahn, and Brad Delson of Linkin Park, Daniel Johns of Silverchair, Noodles of Offspring, Paul Stanley of Kiss, Dan Donegan of Disturbed, The Cult, Tom Petty, Dave Navarro, and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting. Check out more details at StormAid.com.
C.C. Banana, the yellow-skinned badwill ambassador to the hard rock community, is proud to announce the debut of the all-new CCBanana.com! This unique new website collects for the first time C.C.’s many unbelievable rock & roll adventures, featuring memorable guest appearances by the members of Poison, Winger, Cinderella, Skid Row, Kiss, Faster Pussycat, Enuff Z’Nuff, Pretty Boy Floyd, 40ft. Ringo and others. In addition to chronicling C.C. Banana’s legendary and asinine exploits, the all-new CCBanana.com also showcases his exhaustive tour diaries, infamous song parodies, hilarious band interviews and other downloadable media.
Courtney Love’s official forum has been shut down due to lack of funds. “Courtney can no longer fund the site, our server has been suspended, and we need to come up with $5,000 to get it back online,” reads a plea on KittyRadio.com. Check it out at kittyradio.com.
The new Drowning Pool CD, ‘Desensitized’ hits stores April 20th, but fans can pre-order the CD now, get the CD delivered on the release date, and get a free Drowning Pool t-shirt. Check it out, including the track listing, at musictoday.com.