Jimmy Eat World Go Dark

Jimmy Eat World are finishing their fourth record in a California studio with longtime producer Mark Trombino. Due out early next year, the album is “a little bit darker” than their 2001 breakthrough Bleed American, frontman Jim Adkins tells RollingStone.com. “But I’m sure dark for us is nowhere near dark for most.”

Jimmy Eat World On Fly Screen

ABC Broadband’s latest episode of Fly Screen includes an interview with Tom and Jim of Jimmy Eat World, who are in Australia for Big Day Out. They said opening for Weezer and Tenacious D was their favorite tour so far. They joked that they throw eggs at cars when they aren’t touring. The group also talked about their DVD. The group says this is the last leg of their tour for this record, before they begin work on a follow-up. They also chatted with local band The Fuzz. Abc.net.au has since removed the video.

Listen To All-Star ‘I Love’ Album Before Release

For the next few hours, fans can log onto NME.com and listen to the entire NME War Child album ‘I Love’, which is released in the UK on October 1. Included on the lineup are Starsailor covering the 1966 The Small Faces #1 hit ‘All Or Nothing’, Oasis covers Slade’s 1973 hit ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’, Prodigy covers The Specials 1981 hit ‘Ghost Town’, and Jimmy Eat World covers Prodigy’s 1996 hit ‘Firestarter’.

Jimmy Eat World Connects With Fickle Adolescents

Thomas Rozwadowski of the Green Bay Press Gazette reviewed Jimmy Eat World’s show at the Phoenix Sports Center on Thursday, giving it three stars. Rozwadowski writes, “The band’s predictable, yet harmless brand of mainstream rock is designed for a teenage audience in search of straight-up rock ‘n’ roll with an inspirational message. While its lyrics are not about to be confused with the industry’s most eloquent wordsmiths, Jimmy is widely successful in connecting with a budding cluster of notoriously fickle adolescents.” Greenbaypressgazette.com has since removed the article.

Adkins Admits It’s Strange Being Screamed At By Fans

Shannon McCarthy of Get Real Detroit spoke with Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins who admits that it’s strange having 13-year-old girls screaming their minds out for his group. “Yeah, it’s kind of strange. I suppose it’s just like anything — if you see it on TV enough times, it becomes this unattainable, larger-than-life kind of thing,” Adkins said. “The very first American television show that we did was ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn’ and I’ve seen the show before, and I was a fan of Craig Kilborn’s when he was on ‘The Daily Show’, but you walk into the set and you see the stage and how tiny and cramped it all is. The only thing that makes it a really big deal is the fact that it’s on television. It’s sort of a disillusioning kind of feeling, and that’s the way when the media grabs a hold of something and runs with it, I’m sure. Like, the dudes in The Vines can’t go anywhere without being recognized … people are just people.” Getrealdetroit.com has since removed the article.

On TV: Boxcar Racer, Audiovent, Jimmy Eat World

Several rock acts are on talk TV this week. On Tuesday, look for Boxcar Racer to perform on the Tonight Show, with Audiovent performing later on Last Call with Carson Daly. On Wednesday, look for Queens of the Stone Age on the Late Show with David Letterman. Thursday Dave welcomes The Doves, while Conan has …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, and Carson wraps the day up with Jimmy Eat World. On Friday, P.O.D. rocks Last Call. Check your local listings.

Jimmy Eat World Say Tour Was Their Best Ever

Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World posted a tour diary update from Germany to tell fans their current tour “was the most fun, rocking Jimmy Eat World tour ever!” Zach added, “We had the best time and nothing was wrong in our world during those three weeks. Thanks a million to all the fans who came out and most likely left the clubs very sweaty and nastly, but hopefully pleased as well. It was great getting to know and hanging out with the recover and desaparecidos guys. And it’s always a pleasure for us to spend time with our great friend in the promise ring. All the bands were fantastic.”

Jimmy Eat World Is Like A Boy Band From Bizarro World

Joshua Klein of Chicago’s Metromix reviewed the Jimmy Eat World show at the Riviera on Sunday night. Klein said, “The excitement surrounding Jimmy Eat World was oddly reminiscent of the adolescent passions directed toward teen pop, which makes some sense. With their nice-guy personalities, good looks, strong hooks and a predilection for sensitive ballads, it is like a boy band from bizarro world, a place where punk rock discipline jibes comfortably with pop ambition.” Metromix.com has since removed the article.

Pop Disaster Tour 2002 In Mountain View

WireImage.com has pictures of the Pop Disaster Tour 2002 in Mountain View on Saturday night. Included in the shots are Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, and Mark, Travis, and Tom from Blink 182. Check out the pictures here.