Good friend of ctrlaltrock Andy Mrotek, former drummer of The Academy Is shocked  his twitter followers yesterday by detailing an assault which left him with a broken jaw in 5 places, fractured orbitals and lacerations that required 25 stitches. He uploaded pictures of the injury which will require plastic surgery.

While he stated in a twitter response that anyone wishing to help him could  “ me by promising that you’ll never walk around late at night by yourself.” fans have asked for more direct ways to donate.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the no doubt endless medical bills are encouraged to buy prints at

Donations can also be made via or via paypal using



Say Anything’s Max Bemis  and wife Sheree DuPree Bemis (Eisley) have announced via their twitter accounts that they’re expecting their first baby in February 2013. “Hope Y’all aren’t sick of chubby cheed’ed blonde kids… because we’re having one in February !!!YAY!!!” Bemis’ tweet proclaimed. Congratulations to the happy couple. Our resident knitter here at ctrlaltrock has already started on baby booties.

Stay tuned for our review of Say Anything’s Australian tour, coming SOON!



Sydney quintet Tonight Alive have announced that following their successful stint opening for Young Guns earlier this year on the Bones UK Tour they are set to return on a headline tour of their very own in support of debut album What Are You Scared Of? The first single ‘Breaking and Entering’ will be availabe to download via the bands facebook as of July 9th.

02.10 – Cockpit 2, Leeds
03.10 King Tuts, Glasgow
04.10 – Academy 3, Manchester
05.10 – Crafurd Arms, Milton Keynes
06.10 – Asylum, Birmingham
07.10 – Scholar Bars, Leicester
08.10 – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
09.10 – Barfly, London

Support comes from Lost Alone and Blitz Kids