Having 24 years of experience in rolling out the show, the KROQ Christmas charity benefit party was thick with highlights (even Miley Cyrus had to check out the scene), which are boiled down here into the top 12 moments that made the weekend rule.
Live 105′s Not So Silent Night kicked off last night (Dec. 6) at Oakland’s Oracle Center, marking the first half of the massive holiday festival. The top-shelf lineup for the first night featured Capital Cities, AFI, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend, and last but certainly not least, Kings of Leon.
The first time Davey Havok heard his song on the radio he was driving through San Francisco trying to get away from the nu-metal craze. Luckily, he landed on Live 105.
Davey Havok is disappointed with his band’s latest album, ‘Burials,’ but it has nothing to do with the music.
Out there this week: Niche dance music from Chicago, a Syrian wedding singer, and a young country star all turn in top-shelf releases. Meanwhile, Katy Perry and AFI turn in bloated but fun albums.
During a cover of INXS’ hit “Don’t Change,” Los Angeles act Dear Boy surprised fans last night (September 24) with a surprise guest appearance by AFI singer Davey Havok.
With Yeezus season behind us, we can now focus on autumn’s real raison d’être: fuzzy cardigans and new albums.
“This record is of silence, of burials, and the burials that result from that silence,” frontman Davey Havok said of AFI’s new album. “It’s of betrayal, cruelty, weakness, anxiety, panic – deep and slow – despair, injury and loss. And in this it is shamefully honest and resolutely unforgiving.”
The stark, black and white clip forfeatures Davey Havok (clad in a studded black leather jacket) and the band performing the intense, slow-burning new song amidst billowing plumes of smoke.
After teasing their latest single, “I Hope You Suffer,” late last week, AFI officially announced a September 22 release date for their new album, Burials.
The industrial-influenced song, which was posted to the band’s website today (July 18), comes nearly four years since their last effort, 2009’s ‘Crash Love.’
As announced today (June 27), alt-rockers AFI have inked a deal with Universal Republic Records that will power their ninth full-length studio album due this September.
Big news for fans of popular post-hardcore punk group AFI. Today (April 17) the band announced through a dramatic video that they will be releasing a new album in September 2013.