News Breakdown: 2nd December 2014

So Scott Stapp is broke and living in a motel, he claims. And now he’s trying to raise $480,000 from crowdsourcing for a solo album. Almost half a million dollars!? Eat a dick. All you need is a guitar and MacBook. And talent. And then if you need it mastered hit up those YouTube tutorials.
And before we get too teary, know that commercial rock radio still plays Creed songs a lot so he gets royalties from that, as well as his videos on YouTube that have over 100 million views. And as a staunch Christian that he is, doesn’t it seem strange he engaged in oral sex with numerous groupies alongside Kid Rock? Is that really what Jesus would do?
And as a final resort; get a job in a guitar store / community college / start a podcast / become a motivational speaker / get the band back together.

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Ten Inspirations: Yes I’m Leaving

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Pic by Chris Foster

Us here at the ‘Scene are jaded so we don’t like leaving the house or listening to new bands much. It’s just sun hats and mandolins and people getting all up in our grillz anyway. So when a band like Yes I’m Leaving comes along we sit up and take notice. They are loud and abrasive and excellent. Singer/guitarist Billy Burke told us ten things that inspire him.

1. SPOD
Whether it’s his decade-old underwear state inducing party bomb Taste the Radness or his current and deeply haunting reimagining Taste the Sadness this “industry veteran” is as engaging as he is enigmatic.

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