The All-American Rejects, who have Stillwater roots, will play tonight on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The show airs at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.
The Rejects are promoting their forthcoming album “Kids in the Street,” due out March 27.
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan also will be on Fallon’s show tonight.
The All-American Rejects, who formed in 1999 in Stillwater, are releasing their new single “Beekeeper’s Daughter” today.
“Beekeeper’s Daughter” is the first single from the band’s long-awaited new album “Kids in the Street,” due out March 27 on Interscope Records.
“Kids in the Street” is the band’s first album since 2008′s “When the World Comes Down,” which spawned the smash “Gives You Hell.”
“[The] music climate has changed so much for bands, especially bands with guitars in their hands… Our contemporaries, our colleagues, have burnt themselves out, it seems,” frontman Tyson Ritter told Billboard.com during a visit to the set of the music video shoot for “Beekeeper’s Daughter.”
“The great thing about our position as a rock band on a major label, we’ve had this confused place for so long, that 10 years later, we’re still sort of making people scratch their heads going, ‘Why am I still loving this band?’”
In addition, the Rejects will perform in tonight’s episode of the TV series “90210,” airing at 7 p.m. on the CW. Here is a preview:
DGC/Interscope recording artists The All-American Rejects, who hail from Stillwater, will kick off 2012 with the release of “Beekeeper’s Daughter,” the multi-platinum rock band’s first single since “Gives You Hell” became the No. 1 most-played song of 2009 at Top 40 radio. To preview the song, click here.
Written by Rejects’ lead singer, lyricist, and bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler, the potent pop-rock “Beekeeper’s Daughter,” available digitally Tuesday, Jan. 31, captures a tumultuous time while Ritter was living in Los Angeles after wrapping two years of touring behind the band’s 2008 album “When The World Comes Down.” “Beekeeper’s Daughter” will be featured on the band’s fourth studio album, “Kids In The Street,” due out March 27.
“‘Beekeeper’s Daughter’ is a story about a guy who thinks he can get away with anything and always have a girl there waiting for him,” Ritter says in a news release. “He never backs down from that opinion. At the end of it, he’s even stronger and more snide and thinks he’s invincible no matter what. He’s an a–hole, but at that point in my life, I was kind of an a–hole. As we were making ‘Kids In The Street,’ I went from that to being a completely humbled guy who’s looking at his reflection saying, ‘Wow, what have I done?’ It may make me not seem very likeable, but it was important that I be truthful and really open up on this album about what I’ve been through.”
“Beekeeper’s Daughter,” along with the rest of the tracks on “Kids In The Street,” was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Greg Wells, who is known for his work with Adele, Katy Perry, and OneRepublic, among many others.
“Greg was the first producer we’ve worked with who really spoke my language, which translated into the sound of the album,” Ritter says. “If you really want to know what ‘Kids In The Street’ sounds like, it sounds like The All-American Rejects finally got their sh– together and wrote a record that was going to keep them around.”
Since forming in Stillwater in 1999, The All-American Rejects have released three studio albums: their platinum self-titled debut, featuring the breakthrough hit “Swing Swing,” followed by 2005′s double-platinum “Move Along,” which spawned the Top 10 hits “It Ends Tonight,” “Dirty Little Secret,” and “Move Along,” as well as the gold-certified “When The World Comes Down,” featuring the 4-million seller “Gives You Hell,” which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Top 40 charts and more than 13 weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The All-American Rejects, which also includes rhythm guitarist Mike Kennerty and drummer Chris Gaylor, have sold more than 4 million albums and 16 million singles worldwide. More information about “Kids In The Street” will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, go to www.allamericanrejects.com.
All-American Rejects, who hail from Stillwater, have released a series of promotional videos previewing their fourth studio album. Due out in spring, the new album will be the follow-up to AAR’s 2008 effort “When the World Comes Down.” You’ll notice that the band doesn’t reveal the album title in these videos.
Earlier this month, the band released “Someday’s Gone,” their first song and music video in three years. To download the song for free, click here.
Watch for flying f-bombs and other four-letter words in these videos:
All-American Rejects, who hail from Stillwater, have released “Someday’s Gone,” their first song and music video in three years.
To download the song for free, click here.
The song is expected to appear on the band’s 2012 album, which will be the follow-up to its 2008 effort “When the World Comes Down.”
Stillwater native Tyson Ritter, frontman of pop/rock band the All-American Rejects, will appear on “Larry King Live” tonight as part of a special two-hour telethon “Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help.” The show will air from 7 to 9 tonight on CNN.
The star-studded event will raise funds for United Way, The National Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy, organizations working directly with the families, individuals and wildlife affected by the devastating Gulf oil spill.
Other guests include Trace Adkins, Justin Bieber, Deepak Chopra, Cameron Diaz, Philippe Cousteau, Ted Danson, Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Handler, Randy Jackson, Kerry Kennedy, Lenny Kravitz, Jenny McCarthy, Tim McGraw, Alyssa Milano, Aaron Neville, Edward James Olmos, Victoria Principal, Robert Redford, Gloria Reuben, Richard Simmons, Ian Somerhalder, Sam Trammell, Melania and Ivanka Trump, Pete Wentz, Herbie Hancock, India.Arie. The event also will include a special performance by Sting.
Ritter now makes his home in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and has been personally affected by the massive Gulf oil spill. He recently Tweeted (@tysonritteraar) a photo of tarballs that had washed up on the beach.
For more information on tonight’s telethon, click here.
The song that has been on my brain the most this week:
- “Swing, Swing,” All-American Rejects, from the Stillwater band’s 2003 self-titled debut album.
This super-catchy pop hit tends to get stuck in my head whenever I hear it. The Rejects performed “Swing, Swing” and “Gives You Hell” Monday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Frankly, I’ve heard the Rejects give much better performances of both songs, particularly “Swing, Swing,” but that didn’t stop the song from wedging itself in my gray matter. That’s that insidiously catchy.
The 2010 Olympic Winter Games (airing on NBC and its sister channels) are going on now in the Great White North of Vancouver, British Columbia, and two bands with Oklahoma ties are offering music to U.S. athletes’ ears.
Country trio Rascal Flatts, which includes Joe Don Rooney of Picher, and pop-rockers All-American Rejects, who hail from Stillwater, are among the diverse lineup of artists who have contributed new recordings to the 2010 AT&T Team USA Soundtrack.
The songs are available for purchase on iTunes, and ringtones featuring the tracks are available for purchase by AT&T wireless customers. All proceeds from the purchase of songs, ringtones and answer tones through March 1 will be donated to Team USA.
Rascal Flatts revamped the lyrics to contribute an “Olympics Mix” of their hit “Unstoppable,” while the Rejects are offering a remix by Chad Hugo of the Neptunes of their signature song “Move Along.”
Others providing tracks for the project include Sugarland, 3 Doors Down, Mariah Carey, Green River Ordinance, Gloriana, Hoobastank and Puddle of Mudd.
For more information, go to http://soundtrack.att.net.
Read the full list of artists and tracks after the break.
Marc Webb, who made his feature film directorial debut with last year’s excellent “(500) Days of Summer,” will helm the new “Spider-Man” film.
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios confirmed today that he will be taking over the franchise, which is set for a reboot, according to the Associated Press.
The news follows last week’s revelation that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire - who directed and starred in, respectively, the first three “Spider-Man” films – were leaving the franchise.
For the fourth installment, Sony and Marvel plan to take the superhero back to high school. The fourth film is set for a 2012 release.
Webb, pictured in an AP photo, said in a statement he was not taking over the series from Raimi but instead wanted the “opportunity for ideas, stories and histories that will add a new dimension, canvas and creative voice to ‘Spider-Man.’”
According to the Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Business Blog, the fourth “Spider-Man” will be scaled-down significantly from the glitzy blockbusters of Raimi’s creation.
Webb, who has options on two sequels, will direct from a Jamie Vanderbilt script. The plan for the movie is to be in the $80 million range and feature a cast of relative unknowns, according to the Risky Business Blog. The plot will focus on Spider-Man alter ego Peter Parker as a high school kid coping with the knowledge that his uncle died and he had the superpowers power to stop it.
Unlike Raimi’s films, which were inspired by the 1960s Spider-Man comics, the new film will draw more from past decade’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” comics with their teen angst, according to Risky Business.
It will be interesting to see what sort of sensibility Webb brings to the superhero genre. And Oklahoma music fans might be interested to know that Webb’s previous credits include Webb previously directing the music videos for Stillwater pop-rock band The All-American Rejects’ “Move Along” as well as for Green Day’s “21 Guns.”
The All-American Rejects and the cast of “One Life to Live”
The All-American Rejects, who hail from Stillwater, will appear on the ABC soap opera “One Life to Live” today and Monday.
The multi-platinum group is currently making the rounds on an international tour for its latest album, “When the World Comes Down,” and will perform “Mona Lisa” and “I Wanna” from the album.
“One Life to Live” airs at 1 p.m. Monday-Friday on the ABC Television Network.
For more TV news, see Penny Soldan’s great blog at http://blog.newsok.com/television.