19th Vans Warped Tour Announces Lineup: Motion City Soundtrack, the Used, Many More
... MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater July 25 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood July 26 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park July 27 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre July 28 - Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds July 29 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre July 30 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center July 31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre August 2 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion August 3 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center August 4 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Park - Main St. Lot 19th Vans Warped Tour Announces Lineup: Motion City Soundtrack, the Used
, Many More ... [ read more ]
Exclusives RecAP: March 19, 2013 - The Used, Ultra Festival and more
... Today On Altpress APTV: Soundwaves Recording Studio in New Jersey caught up with The Used
when the band were in New York on the Take Action Tour. Check out the new interview exclusively on AltPress. PHOTO RECAP: For the EDM connoisseurs among us who couldn't make it, we have a photo recap of the first weekend of Ultra Music Festival in Miami, featuring deadmau5, Crystal Castles, Matt And Kim, Yeasayer, Knife Party and more! ALBUM STREAM: #AP100Bands band Davey Suicide certainly do know how to stir up controversy, and the stream of their full-length, self-titled album was no exception. APTV: For Today are set to release their new DVD/EP, Prevailer, on April 2. AP has the newest preview clip from the DVD to view today. APTV: Say so long to our Reign Supreme Sky Burial sessions video series and hello to the new EP, which is out now! <The Used, Ultra Festival and more ... [ read more ]
Exclusive: The Used Premiere New Music Video, "Hands & Faces"
... Today we are proud to host the world premiere of The Used
's new DJay Brawner-directed music video for "Hands & Faces" off of their 2012 release, Vulnerable! Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments. The band just wrapped up headlining the 2013 Take Action Tour with We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, and Mindflow, which raised over $95,000 for charity. Fans can catch them this summer on select dates of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, tickets are on sale now. RELATED ARTICLES: Crown the Empire Pick Their Five Favorite Albums of the Year Blameshift Pick Their Five Favorite Albums of the Year Photos: Vans Warped Tour in Pomona, California The Used
Premiere New Song,"Moving On" Exclusive: The Used
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The Used (2001-)
Bert McCracken (vocals)
Quinn Allman (guitar)
Jeph Howard (bass)
Branden Steineckert (drums) 2001-2006
Dan Whitesides (drums) 2006-
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The Used is originally from Orem, a mid-sized valley town in Utah. Several of the songs on the band's 2002 self-titled album are about the frustrations of living in the town and wanting to break out, including "The Taste Of Ink
" and "Maybe Memories
"Maybe Memories" was the first song The Used ever wrote as a band. Before lead singer Bert McCracken joined the band, The Used held auditions for a singer at bassist Jeph Howard's house. The group called the auditions "terrible" until guitarist Quinn Allman asked his friend Bert McCracken if he wanted to audition. McCracken was impressed by the material The Used had written, so he went home and wrote the lyrics that would become "Maybe Memories."
The Used lead singer Bert McCracken dropped out of high school at age 16. McCracken was raised in Mormon family and even edited a straight edge magazine called Drugs Suck prior to his departure him school. At age 12, he played trumpet in a school band called I'm With Stupid. At 19, he joined The Used, who began under the name Dumb Luck.
After writing and recording an EP called Demos from the Basement in then-drummer Branden Steineckert's bedroom, The Used caught the attention of Goldfinger drummer and producer John Feldmann. Feldmann flew the band to Los Angeles, marking the first time any of the members had been out of Utah, and helped them find a record label. As of 2012, Feldmann had produced four of the band's five full-length albums.
In 2006, The Used drummer Branden Steineckert left the band to become a permanent member of the Punk band Rancid. In Steineckert's absence, Good Charlotte drummer Dean Butterworth recorded some of the drum parts for 2007's Lies for the Liars and played a few shows with the band as a session musician. In late 2006, The Used announced that Dan Whitesides would be Steineckert's permanent replacement.
The members of The Used used to be good friends with the members of My Chemical Romance. The Used lead singer Bert McCracken sang on the My Chemical Romance single "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison
," which appeared on MCR's 2004 album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
In 2005, The Used headlined the inaugural Taste of Chaos tour, which was created by Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman as a "winter Warped Tour." The band returned to headline the tour again in 2007.
The Used lead singer Bert McCracken used to date reality TV star and socialite Kelly Osbourne. But in 2006, McCracken broke up with Osbourne on the worst possible day: Valentine's Day. McCracken later told Playboy that he broke up with Osbourne because he's "20 years old and scared of commitment."
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Shaun Morgan of Seether
Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.
dUg Pinnick of King's X
dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.