Oct 152021

First episode of the new video podcast Jono & Friends is out now. Host is Jonatan Samuelsson (Narnia, Starmen) and first guest is Tjet Robin Gustafsson (Safemode).

The duo has a real good time, sharing laughs, common tour memories, and gives us a WORLD PREMIERE by letting us listen to a snippet from the upcoming Safemode-album “A Golden Horizon,” along with a new recording of the song Another Day Will Haunt You.

This video podcast is maybe some kind of spontaneous sequel to the online music tv-show WahWah, for which Jonatan was host for. But this time, the focus is to promote bands from Jonos roster and also friends, co-workers and other interesting people.

Prepare for a show mainly about music, a bit of humor in Swenglish (Swedish/English) and interesting guests!

We hope you will like it as much as we enjoyed making this!

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Jul 012021

The Devil Wears Prada frontman Mike Hranica has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $3,118 USD. Through the campaign he hopes to raise that sum to cover the cost of his missing front tooth, which he once again broke in early 2020 playing hockey.

He commented of the campaign:

“Welp, a puck broke out my implant early 2020 and it’s time to get my face fixed again.

A couple things:

-I recognize this is cosmetic and there are far, far, far more important causes to donate money to. I’m not asking for help out of vanity or necessity; but like so many, times have been tough during the pandemic. I have not been able to go about my occupation as per usual.

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May 312021

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet checked in with the following:

I’ve always wanted to record a “worship” album yet do my own interpretation of one. I always told myself that when that day comes, I would break all the rules and not do anything that sounds like every other worship album. You know me, I’m a bit of a rebel when it comes to how I like roll:-)

So, I did what I’ve wanted to do my entire life – I’ve made a worship album that breaks all the molds, all the stereotypes. Every song is different and it’s my own spin on what I think a worship album should be – an emotional and musical journey that inspires you to draw closer to God yet gives you a totally unique listening experience.

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May 242021

School Of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, announces the opening of its first school in Madrid, Spain, the first entry into Europe for the franchise. Paulo Portela, School Of Rock‘s master franchisee in Brazil, Spain and Portugal will open 28 schools throughout Spain and Portugal over the next 10 years.

“We are thrilled for School Of Rock to have a presence in Europe and help support the next generation of artists,” said Rob Price, CEO of School Of Rock. “Paulo Portela has already made such a positive impact on students in Brazil, and with his devotion to the School Of Rock brand, he is the ideal person to lead this expansion across Spain and Portugal.”

The new school, located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, will be owned by Luigi Lubelli, his wife Cristina Fernández and her brothers Ángel, Marcos and Alfonso. “This is the first of 20 Schools planned to be opening soon in Spain. We’re excited with the impact School Of Rock will have in Spain and Europe families,” says Fernando Augusto, CEO of School Of Rock Spain and partner in the Brazil, Spain and Portugal Holding.

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May 112021

According to City News ServiceAs I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been sued by a woman who claims she suffered second-degree burns when he sprayed a flammable liquid into a fire pit at his parents’ house at the end of last year.

The incident occurred on December 12, 2020 when Vivienne Barcena was allegedly standing near the fire pit and Lambesis squirted an accelerant into it, causing flames to “explode out” and up her arm, back and mid-section.

Lambesis‘s parents were also named as defendants in the lawsuit, which as filed last week in a San Diego Superior Court.

Tim himself sustained burns to 25 percent of his body in the incident, which he first revealed in an Instagram post on December 16, 2020. At the time, the 40-year-old singer claimed that he was pouring gas into a bonfire when the top slipped off and the liquid ended up getting all over his clothes. He later said that he lost 20 pounds from being bedridden for almost three weeks and suffered some nerve damage. He also assured fans that his “man parts” were not harmed during the incident.

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