Drive A Victims Of Strange Bus Break-In While In Chicago On Rock Allegiance Tour with Papa Roach and P.O.D.

Our sources have informed us that Los Angeles’ Drive A were the victims of a bizarre bus break-in earlier this week in downtown Chicago, while on a break from their run on the Rock Allegiance Tour with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mud, P.O.D., Red and Crossfade.

 

This past Tuesday night, as band members and crew slept on their bus while parked in an underground garage located in an area frequented by transients, an unidentified person entered the vehicle and made off with money, food, booze, clothing and an iPod, while leaving their gear untouched.

 

The band is taking it in stride, as front Bruno Mascolo explains, “I guess to make it in music these days you have to fully commit yourself, even if it means your home away from home being raided by homeless people on occasion. That being said, the next homeless person that asks us for change, we will be checking his pocket for our ipod. I’m just glad everyone is okay.”

 

Rock Alliance Tour (9/02-9/21 & 9/25):

 

       

          Sep 02         SOARING EAGLE CASINO  Mt Pleasant, MI                        

          Sep 04         AMP @ WHARF       Orange Beach, AL                     

          Sep 05         Green Iguana          Tampa, FL                       

          Sep 07         FAU Arena    Boca Raton, FL                          

          Sep 09         LAWRENCE JOEL COLISEUM        Winston Salem, NC                   

          Sep 10         Ntelos Wireless Pavillion    Portsmouth, VA                       

          Sep 11         The Brewery  Rochester, NY                          

          Sep 13         WEST VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY      Parkersburg, WV                       

          Sep 14         PromoWest Pavillion         Columbus, OH                          

          Sep 16         Main Street Armory Rochester, NY                           

          Sep 18         THE WOODS Nashville, TN                  

          Sep 20         HEARTLAND EVENT CENTER OUTDOORS         Grand Island, NE                      

          Sep 21         THEATRE @ WORLD ARENA        Colorado Springs, CO       

                  

          Sep 24        Verizon Amphitheater   Irvine, CA             EPICENTER FESTIVAL 2011   

         

          Sep 25         Power Balance Pavilion

 

Check out DRIVE A on the web here: drivearock.com 

And watch their videos here: youtube.com/drivearocks

Article by Matthew Dickson

Listen: The Drums – Portamento (In Full)

Listen: The Drums – Portamento (In Full) 

So we have been following The Drums for some time now. We brought you the release of their song Money and their single What You Were. Now we bring you a full stream of their latest album Portamento via 3voor12.vpro.nl, which is set to be released on September 13th.

So click on the album cover above or link under the picture to listen to Portamento.

Tracklist:

  1. Book Of Revelation
  2. Days
  3. What You Were
  4. Money
  5. Hard To Love
  6. I Don’t Know How To Love
  7. Searching For Heaven
  8. Please Don’t Leave
  9. If He Likes It Let Hem Do It
  10. I Need A Doctor
  11. In The Cold
  12. How It Ended
Article by Matthew Dickson

Watch: The Drums – What You Were

The Drums are pushing their promotion of their upcoming album titled Portamento, which is set to be released on September 13th. We have already showed off their last song MONEY, which you can download HERE for free. Their latest song to be given to us is called What You Were. You can hear and watch the video for the first time right here.

 

Article by Matthew Dickson

Free Download: The Drums – “Money”

*click on the down arrow on the right hand side of the music player to download*

The Drums have just released their latest single and music video for their song Money. The new song is off of The Drums upcoming album Portamento, which is set to be released Sept. 13th.

So download the new song above and also check out the new music video below.

The Edge says that “U2 are not tax evaders”

U2 guitarist The Edge has dismissed current accusations that U2 has evaded paying taxes by moving part of their business to Holland. The Edge or David Evans decided to speak out after a U.S. Federal Worker Simon Moroney stated that US senator Benjamin Cardin supports Bono’s anti-poverty ONE campaign which Moroney said was a “lobbying group with no mandate or accountability.” Moroney goes on even further to say that Bono exemplified “the worst characteristics of Wall Street, both for excess and tax evasion,” and that U2 abused the tax exemption scheme for artists in Ireland to amass hundreds of millions in tax free money.

So in response…

The Edge had this to say, “For the record, U2 and the individual band members have a totally clean record with every jurisdiction to which they are required to pay tax and have never been and will never be involved in tax evasion.”

He continued, “U2 and its members have paid many, many millions of dollars in taxes to the United States Internal Revenue Service over the years. Contrary to what Mr Moroney writes, Ireland is, thankfully, not bankrupt.”

All this comes off the heels after protesters violently voiced their opinion at Glastonbury Festival last month over U2’s tax dealings. Riot police had to be called in to deal with the protesters who were part of the group Art Uncut.