Christmas is coming, which mean the actual newsy news is slowing down. Instead, we spent most of the week dicking about with the Is This Band Emo? website and watching this happy deathcore video over and over. Here's some other stuff that doesn't much matter.
Ashton 5 Seconds Of Summer tried to get super close with Morrisons. The supermarket. Wait, What?
@Morrisons hey Morris bae— Ashton Irwin (@Ashton5SOS) December 8, 2014
....as yet, there's been no reply from Morrisbae.
When he wasn't trying to chat up British supermarkets this week, Ashton spent some time hanging out with Steel Panther.
A friendship in blossom, we hope.
Also this week: Paramore's Hayley Williams totally endorsed her man making out with his bandmate.
Brendan Kelly (he of Wandering Birds / The Lawrence Arms fame) found himself in a deep, dark corner of the internet.
i seem to have stumbled upon the erotica section of the internet.— brendan kelly (@badsandwich) December 8, 2014
We've all been there, mate. It's not pretty.
Jono from The Swellers had this piece of wisdom to share.
I wake up everyday, look in the mirror and think to myself, "I'm so glad I didn't get that barbed wire tattoo I wanted in the 90s."— Jonathan Diener (@jonodiener) December 8, 2014
Issues' Tyler Carter got real. Craig David-style.
Just jamming on some of @CraigDavid classics. FAQ answer Craig, Brandy, and Left Eye are some of my biggest influences. Epic.— Tyler Carter (@TylerCarter4L) December 9, 2014
Derek State Champs went under the knife.
A photo posted by Derek DiScanio (@dereksteez) on
It's been a slow week. Hasn't it, Jono Blitz Kids?
I don't think watching @BLITZnic play air bass perfectly to Don Broco while drinking whisky at 1pm will ever get old. It's textbook.— Jono Yates (@jonoBLITZ) December 10, 2014
Oh GOD it's been a slow week.
Lights will guide you home. And ignite your bones. I will try to fix you. pic.twitter.com/B7mqMGJcrE— Jono Yates (@jonoBLITZ) December 10, 2014
RS office fact: We compile our Not The News round-up in an online spreadsheet, and add to it as the week progresses. The note next to this one just said: "The internet will probably like this picture of a dog eating cheese". And guess what? Nobody's owned up to it.
A photo posted by Colby Jack (@colbythefrenchie) on
So internet, tell us. Do you like this picture of Telle Smith from The Word Alive's dog Colby eating cheese? DO YOU?!
Elsewhere this week, Hopeless Records and Alex All Time Low had some #classic #internet #banter
@AlexAllTimeLow maybe you should let it go— Hopeless Records (@hopelessrecords) December 11, 2014
While Slipknot / Stone Sour man Corey Taylor invented a new Twitter-based drinking game.
Hey Twits: New drinking game! Do a shot every time you see a misspelled tweet. #drunkinfuckinseconds— 'Mad Beans' Hooper (@CoreyTaylorRock) December 10, 2014
We started playing this half an hour ago and our ad guy is already comatose. FRIDAY!
Aaaaaand finally: Aled Phillips (ex-Kids In Glass Houses) confirmed via one solitary tweet that now he's not in a band anymore, he's just like the rest of us.
If I could just convince myself that I start work at 9 and not 8.30, I could stop feeling bad that I'm late for work every day.— Aled Phillips (@aledsavedlatin) December 12, 2014
Welcome back to the real world, Aled. It pays better than being in a band, but it's full of shitty, shitty problems like this.
We'll be back on Monday for more of the actual news. In the meantime, why not get yourself one of these for some light weekend reading?