After much speculation, The Human Abstract have officially confirmed that they have parted ways with vocalist Travis Richter, who will be replaced by Ryan Devlin of Corelia for the band's upcoming tour. No word on a permanent replacement has been issued as of yet.
Alt-rock pioneers Janes Addiction have pushed back the release date of their new album -- their first in 8 years -- back one week. The Great Escape Artist will now be released on October 4 through EMI.
Bernie Corrigan, the marketing manager for Schecter Guitars in Burbank, California, died August 18 in an auto accident. He was 39. A fund has been set up for Corrigan -- the Bernie Corrigan Memorial Fund -- in order to financially assist his family.
Paul McCartney will release a new orchestral album, Ocean's Kingdom, on October 4 via Hear Music/Telarc. It represents the first time McCartney has written an original orchestral score -- or any kind of music -- specifically for dance.
When your first three albums are the first three "acts" of a six-part narrative, and you decide to take a break, an EP sounds like a reasonable route to take. Or in the case of The Dear Hunter's Casey Crescenzo, nine of them.
The new band from John Arch (ex-Fates Warning) and Jim Matheos (Fates Warning) -- appropriately titled Arch/Matheos -- will release their debut album, Sympathetic Resonance, on September 13 via Metal Blade Records.