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William Beckett Working with Demi Lovato, Fans On Internet Are Angry

It was the Tweet heard ’round the scene: William Beckett of The Academy Is… has announced he collaborated with Disney star Demi Lovato on a song for her second album.


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The Academy Is… Rocks the 2009 Pitt Bigelow Bash

Every year, the University of Pittsburgh shuts down Bigelow Blvd. between 5th and Forbes and puts on a rock show. In 2009, they were lucky enough to score the amazing boys from The Academy Is… and I was lucky enough to fight my way to the front to get some pics!

Fast Times at the University of Pittsburgh: The Academy Is… Rocks the Bigelow Bash

So, every year on the first Saturday in April, the University of Pittsburgh closes down Bigelow Blvd. between Forbes and Fifth Avenue.  This serves two purposes:

  1. Massively messing up traffic patterns through Oakland
  2. Allowing Pitt to throw

Check Out Cash Colligan’s Blogizzle

Okay, so you’re already reading the Tumblrs being updated by Pete Wentz, Travis McCoy, William Beckett and Panic at the Disco, right?  Well, if not, go do that right now.  And…

Is it just me…

…or does anyone else think William Beckett’s new haircut is starting to make him look like Christian Slater in Heathers?

Note: If…

Want to Catch a William Beckett Acoustic Set?

Did you somehow not manage to get enough William Beckett in your 2008?  Between numerous tours with The Academy Is…, including a mainstage gig at the 2008 Vans Warped

The Academy Is… Present ‘Winter Passing’ Video

William Beckett takes a stroll in the snow and sings of holiday-inspired loneliness. Le sigh. Happy Holiday, emo kids. (via Absolutepunk)

Raising Bronx Mowgli Wentz

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson are parents now, and despite the tough name (Bronx Mowgli) they gave their little bundle of joy, let’s not forget that a newborn

Two Bogus Journeys in One: We The Kings and The Academy Is @ Mr. Small’s Theatre in Pittsburgh 11/8/08

Let me open with this: the Pittsburgh bus system can die in a fire.

Because of the extreme difficulty of getting to Mr. Small’s Theatre/Funhouse (which is located OUTSIDE the city because heaven forbid you make…

The Academy Is… ‘About A Girl’

TAI’s second music video from Fast Times at Barrington High has finally hit the WWW. Brace yourselves, though, because along with some teenage dreaming and unrequited love comes some SMOOCHING of THE BECKETT. Verdict? Love the song, but I don’t think the video ups the ante any. Perhaps for TAI n00bs, it does?


So, among the feeds I follow is MTV’s Splash Page, which is entirely related to comic book and comic book movie related news.  It’s how I keep up with stuff like Mikey Way’s comic…

Get Your Brain Out of My Body!

So, this week’s TAI… TV features some mysterious (you gots to wiggle your fingers when you says it) happenings for the guys from The Academy Is… Okay, mostly for William Beckett and <a…

New Guitar Hero: World Tour Ad Hits Airwaves

So, in case you haven’t caught it yet, there’s a new ad out for Guitar Hero: World Tour.  The commercial parodies the classic “dancing in underwear” scene from Risky Business, but ads a…

The Further Adventures of William Beckett’s Hair

Okay, folks, the first thing I will do is assure you William Beckett hasn’t done anything new or drastic to his hair.  Yet.  So deep breath.

But you never

SAW: Buzznet edition

During my liveblog of the 2008 Scream Awards, I was struck with a terrible idea: what if Saw’s Jigsaw turned his attention to some of Buzznet’s writers?  What kind of challenges would he put…

Want To Share Your Writing with THE William Beckett?

William Beckett isn’t just the lyricist for The Academy Is….  I mean, being the lyricist for a band with such a devoted fan following is already pretty impressive.  But

The Academy Is … ‘About a Girl’ Premiering Post-Hills

Get your remotes ready, TAI fans — on Monday, October 20th, the band’s music video for “About a Girl” will be played right after MTV’s The Hills. The full video will be…

Adam T. Siska is a Death Cat

William Beckett posted this video of himself and Adam climbing the Manchester University sign. I’m just spreading the love. (Consider this a challenge for you to make me LOL SISKY macros)

New Fall Out Boy Album Nov. 4: ‘Folie a Deux’

Considering I actually spent the weekend off the internet (GASP) I don’t know what steps led to this, but absolutepunk.net announced that Fall Out Boy will be releasing their new album, <span style="font-style:

Copeland Hijack Fall Out Boy’s Viral Marketing

Copeland, you clever, dirty bastards, you. That whole maze of mysteriousness and lyrics — including citizensfourourbetterment.com, RunRightBackToTheStart.com, abso1utepunk.net and youaremysunshinealbum.com — was them piggybacking on <a…