Lead singer of post-hardcore veterans The Used, Bert McCracken has joined Channel [V] as a full-time presenter. McCracken, who moved to Australia from the States a couple of years ago, had previously hosted a Soundwave special last year for the Foxtel channel, but has now been promoted to a much bigger role. Model Bambi Northwood-Blyth and DJ Generik, real name Tyson O’Brien, were also revealed as new hosts for the channel today.
We are saddened to announce that Quinn will be taking a temporary hiatus from the band for the next year. Quinn is a vital part of the group and we wish him the best in his upcoming endeavors and look forward to the day he rejoins us on the road. We are thrilled, however, to share that Justin Shekoski of Saosin will be filling in for Quinn as we hit the road this year! Justin has been a close friend to all of us for many years and will help make this tour a memorable one!
Check out an audio interview with Bert McCraken of The Used where he talks about "the failing American system, and anarchy, and anarchism, and Occupy, and what might happen if America continues down its current path."
The Used will be releasing Vulnerable II, a two-disc reissue that includes ten bonus tracks. It'll be released on January 22nd, 2013. You can pre-order it here and you can check out the track listing and artwork in the replies.
Just as a reminder, The Used will be streaming their record release show for Vulnerable live tonight at 9 p.m. PST (midnight EST). The stream will be here and you can check out a flyer in the replies. Buy the album here.
The Used are heading out on tour. Check the dates (including their Warped Tour run) in the replies, and don't forget their new album Vulnerable hits stores today. And, if you haven't listened yet: we're still streaming a new song from the upcoming release here. You can buy the album online here.
PS: The band will be chatting here on the website tonight (3/26) at 5pm (PST).
If you've been following the news posts, you've seen a bunch of song streams from The Used lately. Today it's our turn to bring you a brand new song from the band's upcoming album, Vulnerable. We've got "This Fire" streaming for you on the band's AP.net profile (and in the replies). Check it out.
Also, we'd like to announce that on Monday, March 26th - the band will be here on the website chatting in a thread on the homepage. They'll be here at 5pm (PST), so you won't want to miss that! It'll be your chance to talk with the band about their upcoming album, tour, recording process, anything at all. So, mark those calendars - and make sure you've got your account all set up.
The Used will be playing a free show on March 27 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA to celebrate the release of their new album, Vulnerable. It's first come, first served. The show will also be streamed online at 9pm here.