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Fall Out Boy Performs With William Beckett of The Academy Is… & Daisy Grenade

Fall Out Boy has been rather busy creating magical evening after magical evening for fans attending the So Much For (2our) Dust tour. Last Friday, March 22, while performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the group invited not one but two very special guests to the stage: The Academy Is…’s William Beckett and Daisy Grenade. Following the debut of the Patrick Stump-composed song “Spidey And His Amazing Friends,” the group welcomed Pete Wentz‘s protégés, Daisy Grenade, to join them on stage for a rendition of “Just One Yesterday.” Dani Nigro and Keaton Whittaker‘s vocals intertwined seamlessly with… Read more »


The Academy Is…’s Adam Siska’s New Project, Footballhead, Drops Latest Single

Hey, Footballhead! The Chicago alt-rock band, which includes The Academy Is…’s Adam Siska and suburban indie rockstar, Snow Ellet dropped their single “Like A Blister.” The track comes from their upcoming debut album, Overthinking Everything, which arrives on March 1 via Tiny Engines. Vocalist Ryan Nolen started the project in 2022, and the latest song encapsulates a montage of melancholia. This is the third single off of their upcoming LP, and relishes the dreariness of a winter in a prominent early 2000s young adult, indie flick. The opening guitar riff is reminiscent of alt-radio faves Everclear and Gin Blossoms. It… Read more »


Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes, & The Academy Is… Reunite

This weekend’s When We Were Young Fest in Las Vegas, NV, was nothing short of a brilliant pop-punk playground packed with fantastic performances from tons of our favorite artists in the scene. From collaborations such as Yellowcard inviting Cassadee Pope on stage to perform “Only One” to Green Day playing their unreleased, new single “The American Dream Is Killing Me,” WWWY 2023 will surely go down in history as one of the greatest music events of our generation. And while one of the best moments was the unexpected reunion and surprise appearance of Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta joining forces with… Read more »


Gabe Saporta Joins The Academy Is… For “Snakes On A Plane”

If you were lucky enough to be at Emo Nite in LA on July 8 this past summer, you already know that The Academy Is…’s William Beckett and Midtown/Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta graced the stage for an impromptu performance of sorts of their 2006 hit “Snakes On A Plane (Bring It).”  Well, we were ready for it to happen again, and they certainly knew how to bring it! During The Academy Is…‘s late afternoon set, they treated the crowd to a captivating lineup featuring gems from their debut album Almost Here, including the title track and “Slow Down.” They also… Read more »


The Academy Is …, Mest on DJ Rossstar Tonight

Mest will be tonight’s studio guest on DJ Rossstar’s Punk Show at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET). The pop-punk band called it quits in 2006 but singer Tony Lovato is reviving Mest by himself with a free E.P. and U.S. tour on the way. The Academy Is …, will be releasing their third full-length, Fast Times at Barrington High, on August 19 and singer William Beckett is calling in tonight to answer [almost] any questions you have about the new record and upcoming tours. If you have questions for Mest and The Academy Is, you can instant message us… Read more »

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