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The Used & Taking Back Sunday Reunite For Co-Headline Tour


Emo legends The Used and Taking Back Sunday have announced that they will co-headline a tour for the first time in over a decade this fall.  The news comes as the cherry on top of the exciting second leg of Taking Back Sunday’s North American Headline tour, set to hit the road next week on July 24. The band will be playing songs from their latest album 152, an album that delivers renewed ambition from the group.  Speaking of new tracks, The Used recently released a vibrant and heart-pounding new deluxe B-sides album. MEDZ was released on June 21 via… Read more »

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The Used Announces Fall Tour With Plain White Ts & Raue


The Used are on quite a roll this year! With their B-sides, full-length MEDZ arriving on June 21 and the group preparing for the kick-off of their summer tour, they have announced their fall headlining tour with Plain White T’s and Raue. Excited about the tour, Plain White T’s shared on their social platforms, “We’re hitting the road this fall with @theused! Get ready for an epic tour you won’t want to miss.” Read more: The Used Announces B-Sides Album ‘MEDZ,’ Releases Title Track Tickets for the group’s forthcoming fall headline run will be available on Friday, June 14, at… Read more »

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The Used Vocalist robbietheused Drops Debut Solo Single, “Just A Little Bit”


Following the release of The Used’s most recent B-side track, “MEDZ,” vocalist robbietheused has launched his solo career with his debut single, “Just A Little Bit.” After turning 40 in February 2022, robbietheused (aka Bert McCracken) decided to venture out of his alternative roots and do something for himself. “I wanted a nice 40th birthday present for myself,” he shares in a press release. “So I decided to make a pop record.” He continues, “I’ve always tried to push for the poppy stuff for The Used records. And the band really likes to keep it heavy. So this is my… Read more »

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The Used Announces B-Sides Album ‘MEDZ,’ Releases Title Track


Just in time for the start of summer, The Used have announced the arrival of their B-sides album, MEDZ, which is slated to drop on June 21. Additionally, the group has released the gripping title track.  Vocalist robbietheused shares a C.S. Lewis quote to unveil the deeper meaning of the B-sides collection: “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’” Opening through an… Read more »

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The Funeral Portrait Taps The Used’s Bert McCracken On “You’re So Ugly When You Cry”


Coffin Crew the latest devotion ceremony is officially in session as The Funeral Portrait taps The Used’s frontman, Bert McCracken, on their brand-new release, “You’re So Ugly When You Cry.” The hymn is a sultry display of devotion that draws from the band and McCracken’s shared flair for the dramatics. Cue a signature maniacal laugh courtesy of McCracken.  Of the theme of “You’re So Ugly When You Cry,” frontman Lee Jennings explains, “It’s not about healing or the come-up later on, it’s about telling people ‘it sucks right now, I don’t like who I am when I’m like this, and… Read more »

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The Used Announces Tour With Story Of The Year & Amira Elfeky


The Used are officially hitting the road this spring and summer with support from Story Of The Year and Amira Elfeky! “Stoked to be touring with some of our oldest friends in the industry,” The Used vocalist Bert McCracken shares. “We’ve always been huge fans of Big Blue Monkey! Can’t wait to see Amira Elfeky live as well!!!” Read more: 7 Female Punk Artists Leading The Genre “The Used have been big brothers to Story Of The Year for over 20 years,” Story Of The Year frontman Dan Marsala adds. “They were the one of first bands to take us… Read more »

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Bert McCracken of The Used


This week my guest is Bert McCracken, singer of The Used! When you think of The Used you don’t think of a singer who grew up Mormon in Salt Lake City. He did and we dive right into that. We also talk about the early days of The Used and how he was able to get his demo in the hands of Goldfinger’s John Feldman who would help get them signed and also go onto produce the early stuff for The Used. 

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How Chad Kowal Felt Working With The Used’s Joey Bradford


Chad Kowal began his life in music on the drums after receiving a drum kit from his parents. He was learning some of the trickiest songs around in the metalcore-glory days of the early 2010s, including many of my personal favorites: The Devil Wears Prada and A Day To Remember. This led to the formation of Farewell, My Love in 2011. A band who stopped by idobi Radio for a session back in 2016 and the project I met Chad with. By that time, he was no longer drumming but the primary songwriter and vocalist. That change happened back in… Read more »

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The Used Drop Animated Music Video For “Giving Up” 


In support of their new record, Toxic Positivity, The Used has released a dynamic new music video for their single, “Giving Up.” But this video is unlike your standard piece of band content. Giving fans something new and exciting to pair with the track, The Used’s latest video is animated, incorporating eclectic visuals and abstract graphics that align with the band’s release campaign.  If you can imagine it, it is likely in this new music video. Skulls falling from the sky, plants with faces, and submarines flying through space do not begin to describe the quirky chaos that happens throughout… Read more »

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