Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hunter Posts Another Studio Video

Hunter tweeted a few minutes ago: “TranquilMammoth I put another video up!” You can find the new video here.

The video is of Hunter playing tambourine while recording for Crash Love. The video was on the iTunes LP version of the album. Last week Hunter posted the first (dramatized) behind-the-scenes video of himself warming up his voice for backing vocals.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pictures from Soundwave in Brisbane and Sydney

LifeMusicMedia has posted a gallery of high quality photos from AFI’s February 20 performance at the Soundwave Festival in Brisbane. Click here to view the gallery.

Also, Shanti Roy from has uploaded pictures from the show at Luna Park in Sydney. Click here to view the gallery.

AFI To Play Theaterfabrik in Munich on April 15

AFI will be playing a headlining show at Tonhalle in Munich, Germany on April 15, 2010. This was first announced through a tweet last week from Veronica Sawyer. This show is an addition to the April UK tour. A full schedule for that tour can be found at AFI Tour Central.

Update: Tanja, one of our readers, has informed me that this date is actually another stop on the Give It A Name tour, which AFI is a part of. The venue has also been changed to Theaterfabrik, which is half the size of Tonhalle.

AFI Featured in April Alternative Press

A back page story on AFI is in the upcoming April issue of Alternative Press Magazine. The article has a picture from 2002 and talks about a photoshoot done with AFI in the wake of 9/11. You can see a scan of the full page here, and a scan of just the article here.

Thanks to Matthew (Renada DF) for the tip!

Melbourne, Australia – 2/26/10 Setlist

Thanks to False Angel, we have the setlist for AFI’s show at Soundwave Festival in Melbourne, Australia from 2/26/10. If you have the correct setlist for the 2/24/10 Sidewave show in Melbourne, please contact us. Note: this setlist is unusually short because this a non-headlining festival show.

1. Medicate
2. Girl’s Not Grey
3. The Leaving Song, Pt. II
4. I Am Trying Very Hard to be Here
5. Kill Caustic
6. End Transmission
7. Love is a Many Splendored Thing
8. Beautiful Thieves
9. Dancing Through Sunday
10. Too Shy to Scream
11. Death of Seasons
12. Silver and Cold
13. Love Like Winter
14. Miss Murder

AFI to play Slim’s in San Francisco on March 25

AFI will be playing a show at Slim’s in San Franciso, CA on Thursday, March 25, 2010. 150 tickets have been set aside for DF members at reduced price. For the full details, check the News section of the DF-exclusive forums on the official message board.

We will NOT be posting about how to go about getting tickets. We’re posting this because it’s a new tour date, and as a heads up for DF members.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Hunter Updates Blog, Promises More Studio Videos

Nearly three months after his last blog entry, Hunter has made a new post. It contains his recent studio video, which we reported on earlier this week, as well as a promise to post more “behind the scenes” studio outtakes. We’ll keep you updated when the videos arrive.

Myspace Soundwave Interview

Davey and Hunter recently did an interview with Myspace Music at Soundwave in Sydney. In the interview, Davey and Hunter speak about the fans support and the other bands playing on at the festival. Feel free to view the interview here.

Jade Posts Another Rocksound Blog

Jade posted another blog on, focusing on Brisbane, a recent stop on the Soundwave Tour in Australia. He wrote:

“We started in Brisbane. The streets have a carnival-like feel, crowded and kinetic. It’s strange, people in the more cosmopolitan southern cities refer to the residents of Brisbane as “bogans”, basicially their version of a redneck, but I’m not getting that vibe at all.”

AFINewsHQ is now an Official AFI Fansite

We are very pleased to announce that AFI News HQ is now an official AFI fansite! A link to our site has been added to a new Links page on, and further integration with other official AFI sites may be in the future.

The entire staff wants to take this opportunity to thank you readers for the last year. It’s truly been a remarkable journey that has brought much reward to all of us, and we hope the same can be said for you. Each new milestone we reach – 1 million visitors, written and vocal praise from the band, 900 news posts, and now becoming official – reminds us of our mission, which has remained the same from the beginning: to allow fans to keep up with news about AFI.

We’ve expanded greatly along the way, most notably with the creation of the AFI Ignite supersite. But AFI News HQ remains the heart of it all, and we are forever trying to improve our service to the fans. Becoming an official part of AFI’s online presence has given us new purpose that we will channel into making AFI News HQ the best that it can be. Our heads are spinning with ideas, and we are so very excited for the future.

Through our bleeding we are one,
-The AFI News HQ Team

Pictures from Australian show

Jade posted four pictures from their shows in Australia on his blog. Three of them were taken on Jim Adkins’ iPhone. You can see them all here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Special DF Announcement Tomorrow @ 5pm PST

The Despair Faction’s Twitter page has been updated with the following message: “ATTN DF – check the DF site tomorrow – Friday, February 26th at 5pm PST for a very special DF ONLY announcement!”

Thanks to MK Ultra for the tip! Note: we will NOT be posting the content of the announcement tomorrow, because we respect DF-exclusive content.

Sydney, Australia 2/21/10 and 2/23/10 Setlists

Thanks to Grant, we have the setlists from the recent AFI shows in Sydney, Australia. The first show on the 21st was a part of the Soundwave Tour, while the second on the 23rd was a headlining sideshow. (These setlists are complete but possibly out of order.)

Soundwave Tour – 2/21/10

1. Medicate
2. Girl’s Not Grey
3. The Leaving Song Pt. II
4. I Am Trying Very Hard to be Here
5. Kill Caustic
6. End Transmission
7. Love is a Many Splendored Thing
8. Beautiful Thieves
9. Dancing Through Sunday
10. The Missing Frame
11. Death of Seasons
12. Silver and Cold
13. Too Shy To Scream
14. Love Like Winter
15. Miss Murder

Soundwave Sideshow – 2/23/10

1. Medicate
2. Girl’s Not Grey
3. The Leaving Song Pt. II
4. I Am Trying Very Hard to be Here
5. Kill Caustic
6. End Transmission
7. Love is a Many Splendored Thing
8. Veronica Sawyer Smokes
9. The Days of the Phoenix
10. Beautiful Thieves
11. Dancing Through Sunday
12. On the Arrow
13. Death of Seasons
14. Silver and Cold
15. Love Like Winter
16. The Interview
17. Too Shy to Scream
18. Miss Murder

SWRV TV Post New Footage

SWRV TV has posted another teaser video of their interview with the band on Facebook. We now know, from watching the video, that the Medicate music video is dedicated to the Despair Faction.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Two Interviews From Australia

Triple J, an Australian radio station, has posted an interview with Davey about origins of his name and the bands playing at Soundwave Festival, on which AFI is currently touring. You can listen here.

At a later date, they interviewed Davey again, this time with Adam, where they discussed on-stage attire, onstage injuries, what’s wrong with today’s culture, and Davey’s statement on Crash Love being “timeless.” You can listen here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Zu x Macbeth Shoes now available in UK

The Zu x Macbeth shoes are now available in the UK from You can get them as well as other Macbeth shoes here.

Hunter Posts Crash Love In-Studio Outtakes

Hunter has posted a new video on his YouTube account of him doing harmony vocals during the recording of “It Was Mine” in the studio. View the hilarity here.

Update: This video was an exclusive for those who bought the Crash Love album, but is now available to all.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Introducing AFI News HQ’s "Answer That And Stay Fashionable" Interview Series

Remember that top secret project we mentioned? AFI News HQ is very proud to introduce our new project entitled “Answer That and Stay Fashionable.” Each AFI News HQ administrator will be interviewing one of the band members at a specific stop on tour. Each interview will be based on a certain subject and will last approximately 15 minutes. These interviews will be recorded and be posted here.

Our first interview will be at the Charlotte, NC show where Jason will interview Adam, and give him our We Are One book and DVD. We will update this post and make new ones as more information surfaces. If you have any questions, feel free to comment.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

2/20/10 Brisbane, Australia Setlist

1. Medicate
2. Girl’s Not Grey
3. Leaving Song Part II
4. I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here
5. Kill Caustic
6. End Transmission
7. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
8. Beautiful Thieves
9. Dancing Through Sunday
10. The Missing Frame
11. Death Of Seasons
12. Too Shy To Scream
13. Miss Murder
14. Silver And Cold
15. Love Like Winter

Thanks to JackAz for the tip!

Technical note: we’ve switched the comments back from Disqus due to the fact that commenting from mobile devices is not possible with the new system. An unintended side effect is that all comments made Disqus have not been transferred back to the old system. Since we only used Disqus for a few days, however, only a few posts were affected.

The Making of the Beautiful Thieves Music Video

The making of Beautiful Thieves video is now available on AFIVEVO at YouTube. This is the same video that was shown during the live Facebook webchat.

You can watch the video below, or it is also now available on our affiliate site,

Jade posts blog from Brisbane, Australia

Jade posted an entry on his blog from the Soundwave Festival in Australia. In addition to talking about the tour so far, he talked about the guitars he planned to sell on eBay and about the new Blaqk Audio song, “Ill Lit Ships”, which recently played on the radio. An excerpt reads:

“I wrote that piano part on the piano that was used to record “Home Sweet Home” by Motley Crue. I think all posts are better if I end them talking about the Crue.“

Head over HERE to view it.

Pictures From Soundwave Festival in Brisbane

The official site of the Soundwave Festival, which AFI is currently touring on, has posted a gallery of photos from the performance in Brisbane, which can be viewed here. AFI’s pictures begin three pictures down.

KROQ posts about Ill Lit Ships

Nicole Alvarez from KROQ made a post about Ill Lit Ships. No new information was given about it besides a Youtube video of the song. The post reads:

“What do Davey Havok and Jade Puget do when they aren’t rocking the world as AFI? The answer is Blaqk Audio. While exploring the world wide web, I stumbled upon what may or may not be a new Blaqk Audio song. It’s called ‘Ill. Lit. Ships’”

To view full post go here.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Macbeth X Zu Boutique Commercial

Davey made a new commercial promoting the new Zu Boutique X Macbeth shoes on The commercial can be seen HERE. The new Zu Boutique shoes were designed in collaboration with Macbeth Footwear. For more information, search our archives.

Hunter Revenge Merch Now Available

Hunter Revenge, the electronic side project by Hunter, now has an official merch store set up HERE. The store is selling three T-shirts ($14.00 each), 1 hoodie ($21.00), a sticker ($1.00) and CDs ($7.00).

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ryan Muirhead Portraits

Ryan Muirhead, a photographer who frequently posts his portraits of AFI members on the message boards, posted a few medium format portraits of Hunter and Davey from the Las Vegas show on his site. The portraits can be viewed here. Interviews Davey, an Australian news site, interviewed Davey in anticipation for the stint of shows AFI will be playing at the Soundwave Festival. You can view the article here.

Despair Faction Line in Sydney, Australia

Gavin, the administrator of the Official Message Boards, has posted that “…Sydney will be the only Australian show where we can have a DF-only line. The others will have no exclusive line…”

This means that DF members will have a special line for early entrance into the venue. AFI will be playing in Sydney, Australia on February 23 as a sideshow between their tour dates on the Soundwave Festival.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Comments System, PETA Interview

We’ve unveiled a new comments system today, powered by Disqus. We think that this will make commenting and discussing news easier and more convenient. It allows you to connect via Facebook or Twitter, and it will integrate comments from other places online, such as our Twitter feed or Facebook page.

In other site news, two of our writers, Mary and Alex, recently did an interview with PETA and it has just been posted to their website. You can view the interview here.

Jade writes a RockSound blog

Jade wrote a blog entry from the road for Here’s an excerpt:

“It’s somewhat lame that one of the things I get most excited about when returning to Japan is the special coffee cream they have at Starbucks. It’s like a light brown half-and-half that you can only find here, although I’d rather not know what they put into it to make it brown.”

To read full the full blog go here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Adam Talks Soundwave with Daily Telegraph

Adam sat down with The Daily Telegraph to talk about the bands playing the Soundwave Festival. AFI is playing the Soundwave Festival beginning February 20th. Adam spoke about Australian fans saying:

“I don’t know how people found out about us, but this will be our third time down there and we’ve never played a bad show. The fans just give us so much energy for the shows and we give it right back.”

Read the article here.

Beautiful Thieves now on MTVLA

The Beautiful Thieves music video is now being played on MTV Latin America. It was premiered this morning, and has been played many times today. It is up on the MTV Latin America page as well.

Thanks to Fernando for the tip!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

104.1 Giving Away Bamboozle Tickets All Week

104.1 It Just Rocks, a radio station in Fresno, CA, is giving away Bamboozle tickets all week following The Kevin And Bean Show. AFI will be playing at Bazboozle Festival on March 27, 2010. The venue is Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Tune in to win. Giving Away Tickets + Meet and Greet Passes to March 16th Show is giving away a pair of AFI concert tickets as well as a meet and greet pass to one lucky reader for the March 16th AFI show at The Ritz in Tampa, FL. Click here to enter.

Update: is running the same promotion for the March 13 show at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC. Click here to enter. Interviews Davey, an Australian music magazine, recently interviewed Davey in preparation for the Soundwave Festival shows that AFI will be performing soon. In the interview, Davey spoke about playing old songs live, fans dedication to the band, and track pants. Regarding the band playing old songs live, Davey said:

“I don’t cringe when I hear it, I cringe when I have to play it,” the frontman muses. “I’m certainly not embarrassed of our old stuff, and I’m proud of what we’ve done. Everything from our past went into creating who we are now, and without that past we’d be a completely different band. That said, I definitely cringe if we play them now. I have no interest in playing the majority of those old songs, if only for the fact we played them for five, 10, almost 20 years, amongst many other reasons.”

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ill Lit Ships: Lyrics and Your Reviews

At exactly 9:00 p.m. PST on Sunday, February 14, 2010, the first Blaqk Audio song from the Bright Black Heaven era played for the second time ever on Live 105.
Although we appreciate and encourage the sharing spirit from our dear readers, please do not post any link for a download/YouTube for the song! We’ve got a text file with our best guess at the lyrics here. Feel free to submit corrections and we will update accordingly.
Go discuss the song in this thread on the AFI News HQ forum!

Interview with Adam on Bombshellzine

An interview with Adam (conducted by myself) has just gone up on the Bombshellzine website. We spoke about why “100 Words” was left off of “Sing The Sorrow”, how he feels about “Crash Love” and AFI’s return to Australia this weekend for the mega epic Soundwave Festival.

Click here to read the interview.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Ill Lit Ships" Tonight on Live 105 @9pm PST

Last week we reported that a new Blaqk Audio song titled “Ill Lit Ships” will be playing on Live 105′s Soundcheck tonight, which airs from 7-10pm PST. We now know that the song will be played during the 9pm hour, midnight EST, according to what the Soundcheck DJ Aaron has told one of our affiliates,

This means that the song will be played between 9-10pm PST. To listen live, go to Update: last week, the song was played at exactly 9pm, so tonight’s show may be the same.

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Info About 2nd Installment of In Transmission

I spoke to Mark (PanasonicYouth on the OMB) earlier today and he told us some new information on the second installment of In Transmission, Buzznet’s weekly video series on AFI.

He told us that it was filmed on the this last leg of the tour and features Davey and Adam speaking about their lives on the road. They specificially talk about their daily routines, why their schedule is the way it is, and give some advice on how you should tour in both a van and a bus. Mark also stated that it is “pretty funny.”

Behind the scenes of The AFI online chat on 987FM

987 FM posted a short behind the scenes footage of the live chat yesterday. At the end it shows them signing a Fender guitar. Can be viewed here:

AFINewsHQ admins to be interviewed on KLP Radio

This coming Monday, February 15, Jason, Pablo, Mary and Mike will be interviewed on Key Lime Pie Radio. (I just posted my interview with AFI on the site, by the way). You can listen in at You can send questions for the admins while they are on the air to:

* E-mail:
* AIM: WGDRMadRockRadio
* Skype: MadRockRadio
* Twitter: @Madrockradio

Live Post: 6pm Live Chat with 98.7 FM in LA

98.7 FM in Los Angeles will be holding a live chat with AFI tonight at 6pm PST. The event is described as a “Fireside Chat”.

* Text “Beautiful” to 22987 for a chance to win tickets to Bamboozle
* There are no shows planned for Mexico at the moment
* The band assures us that “The View From Here” an unreleased song from the Decemberunderground sessions, will be released at some point

You can find video of the chat HERE on our affiliate site,

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Live Post: AFI’s Live Chat on Facebook

Tonight’s the night! AFI is holding a live chat via Livestream tonight at 4pm PST/7pm EST. You can watch the stream and chat with other fans while the band answers selected questions via Facebook,, Livestream, or right here on AFI News HQ!
We’ll be updating this post throughout the chat and afterwards we’ll post a summary and a video for those of you who can’t tune in. Here are some interesting things we’ve learned so far:

* In the Beautiful Thieves video, Davey wears a bag over his head. That is when Davey is “detained” by the thieves at the party.
* The “Making Of” the Beautiful Thieves music video is playing now. “Beautiful Thieves” was the first song written for Crash Love.
* AFI has never played in Ireland, and they may be coming back to New York City soon.
* “Smile” is a difficult song for Adam to play live. It was last attempted at the Phoenix Theater in 2001/2002.
* Davey removed his lip ring after a fight with a biker. Adam talked at some length about AFI News HQ. Thanks Adam!
* There is a full-length director’s cut of Beautiful Thieves that is about to play on the live chat. Update: that was apparently not a director’s cut. The video was identical.

You can find a video of this chat HERE on our affiliate site,
To download go HERE. Downloads courtesy of Mark of!

Where to Watch Thursday’s Live Chat with AFI

Last week we reported about the live chat taking place on Thursday, February 11 at 4pm PST and 7pm EST. Through the last week, fans have been submitting questions through commenting on this Facebook status message. There is even a Facebook event set up for the live chat here.

Tomorrow night the band will be answering selected questions live. There are two ways to tune in. You can watch the Livestream and chat with fans here on Facebook or here on AFI’s Official Site. And don’t forget: the official Beautiful Thieves music video “Making Of” will be premiered during the chat as well.

Update: For those of you who can’t tune in to see the chat, we’ll be posting a comprehensive summary as well as liveblogging the important tidbits we learn. We may even be able to record the audio/video and post it here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jade is Selling His Guitars on eBay

In a blog post, Jade announced that he will be selling some guitars from his personal collection on eBay within the next few days. He has identified two guitars that he plans to sell, a white guitar from the Decemberunderground sessions another guitar from the Crash Love sessions. We’ll update this post with links once Jade posts them.

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Blaqk Audio song: Ill Lit Ships

Live 105, a radio station in the Bay Area in California, has reportedly been playing a new Blaqk Audio song called “Ill Lit Ships.” According to this page on the station’s Web site, the song is playing in the 9pm time slot on Sundays. Be sure to let us know if you hear this song on Live 105.

Thanks to Kelly for pointing this out! This story was originally posted on Start requesting the song by texting “Blaqk Audio-Ill Lit Ships” to 36105 or call 415-478-LIVE!

Update: Kelly has now given us this description of the song: “Some of the lyrics that were refrained enough for me to catch were ‘It’s your smile that hurts me’ and ‘You let them by [buy???] you.’ It sounded like good old Davey to me. Musically, I noticed that there was a lot of acoustic piano, or at least what sounded like acoustic piano. The eletronic beats were there as well, sort of slow-paced. I wish I could remember more. I guess we’ll hear it more in the future, though!”

Update 2: We have contacted Live105 and asked for information about the song. They replied saying: “Its brand new music from their forthcoming second album! due out this late summer most likely. Thanks for listening Mike!”

Update 3: Our reader Drew has e-mailed the DJ (Aaron) who initially played the song and he says that Ill Lit Ships will be played on Sunday, February 14 during Live 105′s “Soundcheck” segment, which airs from 7-10pm PST. To listen live, visit

Southern Courier Interview with Davey

Davey recently spoke to the Southern Courier about AFI’s live shows. He said:

“Of course the music is important and the music informs the live shows, but in a way it is almost more important that the live performances are as if not more satisfying.”

Benjamin Grey does Backing Vocals on BBH

Benjamin Grey from the band Scarlet Grey just tweeted this: Just finished singing crucial backing vocals… New Blaqk Audio is going to be special. XXX.

Davey and Jade have stated that the new Blaqk Audio album Bright Black Heaven will be released after AFI is done touring on Crash Love. The backing vocals are often the last stage in recording an album.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Blaqk Audio Still Recording In Studio

The band This Is Hell tweeted yesterday that “two of the @AFI dudes are in the studio next to us recording their side project. I’m going to challenge them to a basketball game for money.”

It appears as though Davey and Jade are using the breaks in between AFI tour legs to record Bright Black Heaven, the next Blaqk Audio album. We’ll keep you posted on their progress.

DF store, membership to open in early March

Gavin has replied to a thread regarding the re-opening of the DF exclusive store. Gavin said: “Very early in March is the last I heard. It’s likely that DF registration reopening will happen then as well.” This is not written in stone, but it at least gives us an idea.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Details for Live Chat, Beautiful Thieves "Making Of"

On February 11 at 7:00 p.m. EST, AFI will be holding a live chat on their Facebook page powered by Livestream. The band is inviting fans to submit questions via the Facebook page. During the live chat, AFI will answer selected questions and talk with fans.

The “Making Of Beautiful Thieves” video will also be revealed on February 11. This is said to feature “never before seen performance and interview footage.”

Editor’s Note: Two days ago we reported about a live chat occurring at midnight on February 4. That was according to an e-mail blast sent out by on February 3. The information in the blast was almost entirely false, as no live chat was held and the video was never featured on Myspace Music to our knowledge. The new information in this post is correct, because it comes from an official press release.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

In Transmission: Cold Hands and It Was Mine

Episode 8 of Buzznet’s In Transmission series has been posted. This week’s episode is a 2-parter featuring interviews with the entire band about Cold Hands and It Was Mine. Part 1 can be found here, and Part 2 can be found here.

Adam talks about how Cold Hands is his favorite song drumming-wise and “pissed-off” theme of the song. Hunter discusses his alarmingly complicated style of bass playing on the song, Jade talks about the deceiving sparseness of the guitar, and Davey reflects on the theme of the song.

On the subject of It Was Mine, Davey talks about the different vocal recording style of Crash Love, and Jade talks about the problem of transferring songs from the studio to a live setting.

For links to all previous episodes of In Transmission, see the left sidebar. Next week’s episode will be miscellaneous interview footage, followed by a few episodes of Adam and Davey talking about life on the road.

Beautiful Thieves Video Premieres on MTV, KROQ

The Beautiful Thieves music video was premiered today at 9:23pm PST. It is now official and is on their official website. The music video is on, and the director for this video is Travis Kopach. The music video has apparently been premiered on KROQ as well. To view it click here.

Guitar Signed By Davey Up For Charity Auction

Someone on eBay has put an Ibanez 6-string guitar signed by Davey Havok up for auction. 100% of the proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders, a group currently helping to aid victims of the Haiti earthquake. Take a look at it here.

New Zu Boutique Shirts On Saturday

Zu Boutique has made a tweet saying: “New countdown timer now up at – 3 new shirts designs are on the way!”

The timer is set for the shirts to be released this Saturday.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Thieves" Video on MySpace, Midnight Live Chat

In a blast e-mail (see it HERE if you didn’t receive the e-mail) sent out to subscribers of, AFI revealed that tomorrow at 3:00 pm UK time, the music video for Beautiful Thieves will be playing “exclusively” on the MySpace Music homepage.

Also, the blast said that the band will be holding a live chat on their Facebook page at midnight UK time on February 4, and that questions can be submitted starting at 4pm UK time.

Update: The questions we had earlier about which day “tomorrow” is referring to have now been resolved. is meant for UK fans, so all of these times are in UK time. Therefore, everything is indeed taking place tomorrow: February 4.

Beautiful Thieves 7" Single in April

In a blast e-mail (see it HERE if you didn’t receive the e-mail) sent out to subscribers of, AFI revealed that a Beautiful Thieves single will be released on “super-limited” 7″ vinyl in April. They promise more information to follow, and we will post that here as we get it.
Beautiful Thieves was revealed as the next single from Crash Love by Adam in an interview with AFI News HQ a few months ago, and was released to radio on November 23, 2009. There are also radio promos floating around on eBay.

Las Vegas Review-Journal Posts Review of AFI Show

The Las Vegas Review Journal has posted a concert review of AFI’s show at House of Blues. The reviewer, Jason Bracelin, wrote:

“Live, AFI is all about expelling the anxiety and dislocation that populates their tunes in flashy bursts of energy, as if their aim is to simply burn through any self-doubt right along with a few hundred calories.

Havok leads the way, a nerve-ending incarnate, punching the air, swinging his mic like a lasso, leaping atop the drum riser, turning his angst into a physical fitness routine.”

View the full review here.

Tristan Henry-Wilson Commissioned for AFI Poster

Tristan Henry-Wilson, a young and rising artist whose client list includes System Of A Down, Velvet Revolver, and From Autumn To Ashes, has been commissioned by AFI to draw an oil painting of the band, which will be sold as a poster. Note: this has not even been announced yet, so we are the first to bring you this news!
Henry-Wilson has contacted us asking for high-resolution photos of the band members to reference while he creates the painting. I have linked him to this picture, but if any of you readers have high-resolution pictures from the CL era of individual band members while they are NOT performing, please comment with a link.
You can visit his website to view a sample of his artwork. This artist has drawn t-shirts for AFI in the past, during the Decemberunderground era.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Blaqk Audio Shirt Benefiting

Thanks to Batman on the Message Boards, we’ve learned that a clothing company called Arctic Ink teamed up with Davey and Jade in late 2009 to create an official Blaqk Audio shirt to benefit a cat rescue charity called Alley Cat Allies.
The shirt costs $12 and can be purchased here.

RadReport Interview AFI in Santa Cruz

The Rad Report posted a video interview with AFI today. The interview was filmed in Santa Cruz before their recent show on January 28th. It is a interview with Jade and Hunter. They talk about Hunter’s shoes, Beautiful Thieves video and Crash Love in general.

AFI Twitter Background Design Contest

AFI is holding a contest through Twitter to design a new background for their Twitter page, @AFI. Visit this page for all of the details. You must be following AFI to enter. You can submit as many backgrounds as you want.

There will be 3 winners and the grand prize winner will receive a Crash Love necklace, a limited edition autographed lithograph, and Crash Love CD, and their design will be used on the official AFI twitter for 1 week.

The band will choose the 1st place winner, and the 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected by community voting. Runners-up will receive a signed lithograph and a Crash Love CD.

Thanks to Melissa for the tip!

ZuXMacbeth Shoes Available in Stores Now

The Zu Boutique x Macbeth by Davey Havok shoes are now available at retail stores. They are available both online and offline stores. The rhinestone version of the shoes are limited to only 300 pairs worldwide. To view online and offline store click here.

AU Review Interview With Adam

The AU Review, an Australian music site, has posted an interview with Adam. In this interview Adam speaks of realistic goals, the upcoming dates in Australia, and Gallows. At the end he speaks of how he is right handed but he plays better with his left hand. Read the entire interview here.

Pictures from Tempe, AZ show

I posted my pictures from the AFI show in Tempe, AZ show at Marquee Theater on my live band photography blog LovelyDancingLights. Check them out. It was an awesome night and it was great getting to meet a lot of AFI News HQ readers, you guys are awesome.

Jason’s Update: Thanks to Alonso in the comments, we’ve found another excellent gallery of photos, in addition to Brandon’s, from the show at The Arizona Review.

Monday, February 1, 2010

2nd teaser from KLP Interview with AFI

James, one of our writers and also a DJ from Key Lime Pie Radio, has posted a second teaser clip from his interview with AFI. The full interview will air on February 8 between 3pm and 4pm EST. Listen live at

In the clip, Davey is asked about the strangest thing somebody has told him on this tour. “I had someone, for the first time in the history of our band, tell me that one of our records facilitated their extra-marital activities… I didn’t get details.”

MTV Posts New Beautiful Thieves Sneak Peek

MTV posted a new “sneak peek” showing clips from different parts of the Beautiful Thieves music video, which is slated for released on February 4 and was leaked earlier today. The article also includes a quote from Davey, saying that the video “shows people being forced to be responsible for their actions, we implement that retribution, if you will.”

The article includes an exclusive picture as well.

Beautiful Thieves Music Video Leaked

The music video for Beautiful Thieves has leaked onto and Youtube. The Youtube video was removed after about 90 minutes, and it has been reposted several times. A second preview aired this morning on MTV (description here) and the full video will officially premiere on February 4, 2010 at 6am EST on all MTV television networks and Websites.

PABLO’S UPDATE: The video is now down. It shows a story line and AFI performing. You get to see Adam staring at some dude with two girls with him, Jade sitting in a bar (lol) with some dude, Davey poisoning the whole party (and ruining it therefore) and Hunter being seduced by a girl at the pool. Davey does not die!

Although we appreciate the sharing-spirit of our dear readers, for legal and obvious reasons we will NOT be hosting/accepting video links. Please don’t request them here either. If you search hard enough you’ll find it somwhere else.

31/01/10 Las Vegas Setlist (Today’s Lesson!)

Girl’s Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt. II
I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
Ever and a Day
Today’s Lesson
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
The Leaving Song
On The Arrow
Death Of Seasons
Miss Murder
Too Shy To Scream
Love Like Winter
Silver and Cold

Thanks to ASingleSecond13 on the OMB

AFI News HQ interview on Key Lime Pie Radio!

Jason and Mary, two of the admins of this wonderful site will be interviewed on my radio show, Key Lime Pie, tomorrow. You can listen in at, or if you’re in Central Vermont at 91.1FM. The interview will start at about 3:15PM, Eastern Time.

You can ask us any questions by calling 802-454-7762

I will also be posting another teaser for my interview with AFI sometime tomorrow.

Pictures from Santa Cruz/Fresno, Review from AZ

Pete Geniella (from Brian in the comments we have learned that Pete is a longtime AFI photographer from the 90′s) has posted 20 great pictures from AFI’s show on January 28 in Santa Cruz, CA. To see the gallery, click here.

In more photography news, MiseryXChord has posted her shots from the January 27 Fresno, CA show here on Buzznet. She will post a gallery from Santa Cruz later today, and we’ll update this post at that time. has now posted their review of AFI’s January 30 show in Tempe, AZ. You can find it here.

“What really resonated throughout the night was their infectious energy. Rounded out by bassist Hunter Burgan and drummer Adam Carson, AFI kept fans moving with a fast-paced set, slowing down only once for the ballad-like track, “The Leaving Song.” Their delivery was both enthusiastic and riveting.”