Gaslight Anthem are taking the show on the road. The Jersey rockers have lined up a slew of 2013 dates, including a West Coast jaunt scheduled around their appearances this year's Coachella festival, a late spring tour across Australia, a string of summer U.S. dates and a brief European working vacation in June.
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The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon certainly made the Foo Fighters' 'Everlong' his own during a recent visit to the BBC Radio's Live Lounge. Fallon turned in a somewhat offbeat acoustic version of the tune, reworking the vocal melody (or maybe that's just how he sings naturally) and adding an ever-so-slightly off-tempo strumming rhythm (or maybe that's how he naturally plays). Watch it above.
Another hip indie video, another cameo from a hip actress. Following Michelle Williams' appearance in a Wild Nothing video earlier today, fellow screen star Elisha Cuthbert -- who is best known for her television roles as Kim Bauer on '24' and Alex Kerkovich on 'Happy Endings' -- shows up in the new Gaslight Anthem clip for 'Here Comes My Man,' a song off the band's latest album, 'Handwritten.'
Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon and Gallows/ex-Alexisonfire singer-guitarist Wade MacNeil are pulling no punches as they engage in a war of words over Twitter. What instigated the online beef isn't exactly clear, but MacNeil got things going Friday by claiming Fallon hates Alexisonfire and then pointing out an article in hipster bible Vice magazine that didn't exactly say nice things about Fallon's Anthem.
Standing on a Manhattan rooftop last week, I was talking with a fellow music media type. I mentioned that I dug the new Gaslight Anthem, to which she exclaimed, “People love that band!” I confirmed that yes, they are to be adored: wrenching hearts and rocking hard, the boys from New Jersey capture something special -- as is the case with ‘Teenage Rebellion,’ in which frontman Brian Fallon spills his guts with care.