Fate Misunderstood


MySpace Awards
June 13, 2008, 5:28 pm
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MySpace should seriously think about hosting an annual MySpace Music Awards Show… I think it would be so cool if Myspace members could vote for certain categories, and then a panel of judges could pick “Band with the Best Fans” “Best Fansite” “Best Band MySpace Layout” “Best Video” possibilities are endless really!

Seriously, I’m a genius.

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Atreyu singer, Alex Varkatzas experiencing technical difficulties
June 13, 2008, 11:36 am
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According to Atreyu’s Myspace blog, lead singer Alex Varkatzas is taking some time off to recouperate from sinusitus.  In their latest update from May 23rd:

“ATREYU will perform both shows this weekend in Indianapolis and El Paso because the last thing we want to do is let our fans down. With apologies from me to the listeners of KLAQ and WRZX, I won’t be able to be there. My voice is blown and my throat is swollen and I have sinusitis and a u.r. infection. I am so sorry. I feel like I owe more of an explanation, so here goes.

We have been on tour at this point about 3 months. The last few weeks have been overseas in Australia, where we have been flying and playing shows everyday. I don’t drink and take good care of myself but the weather/climate changing daily and constant strain on my voice has taken its toll. I saw a vocal doctor for the first time on the TOC tour because I was having a little swelling on and around my vocal chords. He examined me and saw no serious career threatening problems. However, I did have a part of my vocal chord that looked a little abnormal and inflamed and could eventually swell up more and give me problems. On top of EXTREME nasal congestion (I cant breathe thru my nose). If that swelling happens I was told to rest, in the mean time I got three cortisone shots and went back to rocking for several more weeks straight. I pushed and pushed myself every night and then we left for Australia.

My throat and voice bothered me the last 2 oz shows and when we flew home the swelling was starting to come back. We had a day off, played a grueling hot show, and then prepared for Pointefest. At this point I felt my voice was done but tried to sleep for a few hours before I had to get up for my flight.

My throat was swollen, sinuses inflamed and voice gone. At this point I have been put on anti-biotics and told to rest and not sing. I don’t have any permanent damage but if I carry on like I have been I could get some. I don’t want that. I am sorry again to everyone involved. For the longevity of the band, this is the best decision. This has never happened before. I am sorry again.”

ALEX

“We are scheduled to play in Indy at the May Day Fest, and in El Paso at the Balloon Fest this weekend. Unfortunately, at the last minute, a decision has been made resulting in Alex not being able to make these shows due to health issues. For fans of Atreyu, you know that we aren’t a band that cancels shows. We felt terrible about not making Pointfest in St. Louis a few days back (due to plane problems) so we knew that we didn’t want to let anyone else down. We will still be playing these 2 shows without Alex. Me and Marc will be taking over vocal duties and the show will go on. Alex will be missed but we still want you all to come out, rock faces, and have a great time. This also acts as a notice. Indy and El Paso…save your voices because we’re gonna want to hear them even louder than we always do! We apologize and are excited to see you all.”

BRANDON

I’m impressed with how the band is handleing this and also impressed with the thourough explaination they’ve given.  Alex seems to be frustrated and really uphappy that he is disappointing his fans. 

Fate Misunderstood wishes Alex a speedy recovery.



Matt and Val hanging out with “The Hills” star Audrina Patridge

Shadows, Val and Audrina?

M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold and fiance Valary DiBenedetto are apparently good friends with Audrina Patridge from MTV’s “The Hills.” The couple has been spotted a few times this weekend with Audrina in Los Angeles, California.

Last week, the three partied at Crown Bar, Strike Bowling, and a Billa Bong fashion show.

Audrina definetly has an edgy rocker side, but I had no idea that she was friends with A7X and co. She also has been seen with co-owner of DCMA store. DCMA is also owned by the Madden brothers of Good Charlotte who are good friends with A7X as well.

I gotta say, it is SO weird to see M. Shadows and Val with celebrities like that in L.A.  and as a fan, I’m not sure how I feel about it simply because it feels so disappointing that A7X has reached a new level of stardom, and almost feels like they’re selling out.  Then again, it could just be the Orange County lifestyle..

Below is a link to hollywood.tv’s clip of Audrina and Val walking away from paparazzi. It’s totally bizarre..

Photo: justjarad.com



David Cook is Sorta Metal… Kinda
June 6, 2008, 3:42 pm
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David CookAmerican Idol winner David Cook is known for his nack for making pop songs a little metal… or at least less poppy. I have to admit, I’m a huge Cook fan. I’m looking forward to his new album and am pretty sure it will be awesome. I think this guy has potential to be really talented and move beyond the chains that bind him to American Idol.

The main thing, is that I don’t hate him, like some of the other contestants, and that his voice is interesting. It’s got the grainy strength that so many great rockers have, and I like that he can twist my favorite Mariah Carey song from 7th grade into a pretty badass song.
Overall, David Cook = money.