Aiden calling it quits
2013-02-01 by jslavos | 119 Comments

Frontman of Seattle punk rockers Aiden, William Francis a.k.a. William Control, has announced that a final Aiden album will be released sometime in 2013. In a interview for Under the Gun Review, Francis stated "There will be one more Aiden album, mainly because I feel I left things on such a cliff in the midst of finishing our contract with Victory (Records). And like I said, I’m not the same kid that started Aiden anymore, but I do love Aiden and jumping around on stage. It’s a young man’s game though, and I’m not a young man anymore, you know? Warped Tour is a young man’s game. I want to appease the audience that has been with me and followed us for so long, but at the same time I feel sort of like a liar singing those songs on stage that I wrote and sung when I was teenager fresh out of jail. Those are songs I wrote because I was so angry at everything and wanted to change the world, but now I don’t give a fuck. [laughs] Now I want to tell fictional stories about whips and chains. You know, things that matter."

He plans on performing and releasing albums solely as William Control (his darkwave/electronica side project), and is currently supporting Black Veil Brides on the North American part of their "Church of the Wild Ones" tour.

Read the full interview here:

http://www.underthegunreview.net/2013/01/31/utg-interview-william-control/

And let the Sputnik celebrations begin!

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demigod!
February 1st 2013

43809 Comments


shitty band stops making shitty music 5/5 best new article

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TwoMonthsInTheCold
February 1st 2013

288 Comments


"Now I want to tell fictional stories about whips and chains. You know, things that matter."


Um, wat?

CrownOfMagnets
February 1st 2013

2231 Comments


good news

CK
February 1st 2013

4872 Comments


Great, whatever

oltnabrick
February 1st 2013

30053 Comments


TYBG

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TomAkaVeto
February 1st 2013

1596 Comments


Finally! This band has never been worth anything. It's about damn time they give up.

DotEight
February 1st 2013

5476 Comments


Yeah this band has always sucked.

sixdegrees
February 1st 2013

16687 Comments


NOOOOO

henryChinaski
February 1st 2013

2680 Comments


Cool!

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Scoot
February 1st 2013

17677 Comments


rejoice

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

20600 Comments


RIP a brilliant band

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Mickeymau5
February 1st 2013

1614 Comments


"It’s a young man’s game though, and I’m not a young man anymore, you know? Warped Tour is a young man’s game."

Hep Kat
February 1st 2013

14993 Comments


Um, wat?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQL9msK0E24

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GiaNXGX
February 1st 2013

4867 Comments


sexy yes.

ant4tbc
February 1st 2013

373 Comments


a nation mourns

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19395 Comments


best news ever

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Acanthus
February 1st 2013

9535 Comments


Lies!!!! Aiden will never die!

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Ignimbrite
February 1st 2013

5292 Comments


what ever shall we do

OverSlyZed
February 1st 2013

119 Comments


About time.

CK
February 1st 2013

4872 Comments


The only song I ever really enjoyed by these guys was One Love, and that was quite some time ago

drasticaction74
February 1st 2013

1718 Comments


hooray!

Thor
February 1st 2013

10176 Comments


2013 rules already

Dolving999
February 1st 2013

1610 Comments


Hallelujah!

IslamicPenguins
February 1st 2013

72 Comments


Best music news in ages!

sora236
February 1st 2013

155 Comments


SWEET JESUS!
THANK THE LORD!
HALLELUJAH!

BillTheButcher
February 1st 2013

288 Comments


you gotta give him credit for being completely honest as to why he cant do it anymore. i imagine a lot of seasoned bands feel like theyve grown out of their genre/discography but would never admit it.

btw aiden and their whole image/sound is super gay and embarrassing (which explains how you would be bummed to have to keep promoting it).

Mad.
February 1st 2013

3568 Comments


Never even heard anything by this band. Probably a good thing.

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VermicideReloadead
February 1st 2013

1433 Comments


Best music news in ages! [2]

Thanatopsis
February 1st 2013

90 Comments


Checkmate, atheists.

HomerPimpson
February 1st 2013

236 Comments


I liked the album knives

I said it

iSkane
February 1st 2013

840 Comments


Now let's just get Nickelback to follow in these footsteps...

Cygnatti
February 1st 2013

21349 Comments


no, wait

don't go

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VermicideReloadead
February 1st 2013

1433 Comments


Knives is abysmal, is a awful hybrid of A7X and MCR made by and untalented fag with a severe mental illness.

fleshstorm94
February 1st 2013

104 Comments


I am actually sad lol.I enjoyed aiden's earier work

Sauce
February 1st 2013

661 Comments


good

WeepingBanana
February 1st 2013

10037 Comments


haha lol bands gay xD almost as gay as nickelback hahaha amirite xDDDDDDDD this is good news!!!

Hospital
February 1st 2013

2009 Comments


band never did anything worth mentioning, and is this dude really that old, or does he just feel old because he smokes 3 packs a day?

fleshstorm94
February 1st 2013

104 Comments


I still don't understand all the Hate for Aiden.They were not near as bad as Hollywood undead Brokencyde or Blood on the dancefloor.They actualy played Their own instuments i mean really were they that bad band?I dont know maybe i dont have nothing against them because i got into them back in the 5th grade about 7 years ago.

KSK1
February 1st 2013

4070 Comments


I've somehow made it 22 years without ever knowingly hearing a song by this band

Uranium
February 1st 2013

7043 Comments


shit band

WeepingBanana
February 1st 2013

10037 Comments


well they've only been a band for about 9 years so...

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

9033 Comments


andcas needs a new avatar

KSK1
February 1st 2013

4070 Comments


"well they've only been a band for about 9 years so..."

touche

Fieryfenderz
February 1st 2013

1422 Comments


Finally

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

49758 Comments


saw this coming

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Gwyn.
February 1st 2013

14858 Comments


Was gonna try to post this a few moments ago

Would be a much better article if he announced he was gonna kill himself too but im not picky

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Gwyn.
February 1st 2013

14858 Comments


Also andcas you're gonna need a new avatar yours is not relevant anymore

Funeralopolis
February 1st 2013

10991 Comments


even my avatar is more relevant now

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Strider
February 1st 2013

4598 Comments


What took them so long?

TooLateToGoBack
February 1st 2013

1749 Comments


great news!

Gwyn.
February 1st 2013

14858 Comments


"is currently supporting Black Veil Brides on the North American part of their "Church of the Wild Ones" tour."
Oh god

Hospital
February 1st 2013

2009 Comments


"Would be a much better article if he announced he was gonna kill himself too but im not picky"

not really, mate. his band is shit but he seems like a nice enough dude.

MadKungFu
February 1st 2013

375 Comments


"I feel sort of like a liar singing those songs on stage that I wrote and sung when I was teenager fresh out of jail."

I kind of lol'd here

Spec
February 1st 2013

27051 Comments


Don't think I've ever listened to a single song by them.

North0House2
February 1st 2013

5800 Comments


So is he going to write a 50 Shades of Gray sequel?

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FearThyEvil
February 1st 2013

12190 Comments


My day went from shit to great just like that.

Understanding In a Crash
February 1st 2013

426 Comments


I feel sort of like a liar singing those songs on stage that I wrote and sung when I was teenager fresh out of jail

legit

Devastator
February 1st 2013

2452 Comments


There is a god.

J0ckstrapsFTW
February 1st 2013

3652 Comments


Ya who cares band blows

NorwichScene
February 1st 2013

1404 Comments


Shame they had a few good songs... Not really, they were fuckin shite! BVB next please

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IfYouRun
February 1st 2013

291 Comments


Haven't liked any of their music since I was like 15. No big loss.

GringoSuave89
February 1st 2013

1009 Comments


There goes the band. Now to just get rid of that pesky solo career.

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snerefedsav
February 1st 2013

806 Comments


wow finally

Vespiion
February 1st 2013

1221 Comments


2013 is the best year for music

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Progger6009
February 1st 2013

1065 Comments


ahhhhhh yeahhhhhh!


JizzInMyPants
February 1st 2013

2368 Comments


good live band but jeez their songs suck ass

talesfromthevagina
February 1st 2013

222 Comments


I think I remember watching an incredibly gay video by this band, not sure though

JizzInMyPants
February 1st 2013

2368 Comments


if it was incredibly gay then good chance it was by this band

sixdegrees
February 1st 2013

16687 Comments


you must mean this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyCznSvLWxA

talesfromthevagina
February 1st 2013

222 Comments


it's even gayer than I remember.
also the singers voice is terrible

Uranium
February 1st 2013

7043 Comments


video is gay as fuck but the opening advertisement vid with sall goodman is funny

VisceralUproar
February 1st 2013

161 Comments


Why did I click that link? That song made my ears bleed with disgust.

Slobo
February 1st 2013

140 Comments


Is it over? Can we come out now?

bach
February 1st 2013

11930 Comments


Darn

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tommygun
February 1st 2013

23508 Comments


who

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KILL
February 1st 2013

70379 Comments


rip

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Kman418
February 1st 2013

9805 Comments


Now just watch their last album be some ground breaking achievement that makes a huge progression from their older stuff and then they break up, would be so lol. Never gonna happen but it would be amusing.

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Kman418
February 1st 2013

9805 Comments


Now just watch their last album be some ground breaking achievement that makes a huge progression from their older stuff and then they break up, would be so lol. Never gonna happen but it would be amusing.

cagedescending
February 1st 2013

4124 Comments


metal is dead

ThomasTheCure
February 1st 2013

280 Comments


i can't say i hate aiden, but this is for the best at this point.

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

20855 Comments


Nooooooooo. What will we do for a laugh now?

KILL
February 1st 2013

70379 Comments


look at your 5s boom

pissbore
February 1st 2013

9935 Comments


LOL

cagedescending
February 1st 2013

4124 Comments


ohhhhhhh

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

20855 Comments


I walked into that one.

RobotJesus
February 1st 2013

431 Comments


My brother almost went to see that tour. I've never been so upset at him in my life.

Gwyn.
February 1st 2013

14858 Comments


"not really, mate. his band is shit but he seems like a nice enough dude."

well alright
I guess his mom would miss him

anyone else...?

Anyone?

Gwyn.
February 1st 2013

14858 Comments



"Nooooooooo. What will we do for a laugh now?


look at your 5s boom"

OMG LOOOOOL

MegaJake1024
February 1st 2013

694 Comments


Don't really like these guys but I don't really understand all the hoorays. If you don't like their music, you don't have to listen.

Cormano
February 1st 2013

920 Comments


Goodbye guys, you wiL always be endlessly inspiring

loveisamixtape
February 1st 2013

5903 Comments


best news all day

EyeForAnEye
February 1st 2013

1690 Comments


I thought this happened years ago though.

zuzek
February 2nd 2013

750 Comments


And the world collectively sighed with relief.

Classy to write all about himself as well.

simonpettersen
February 2nd 2013

272 Comments


Only liked their first albums, then they became pretty meh.

simonpettersen
February 2nd 2013

272 Comments


Not that his solo project is more likable in anyway, lol.

Ricochet
February 2nd 2013

1736 Comments


they should have it called it quits before they released their first record.

promiseswept
February 2nd 2013

846 Comments


hahaha. so much hate up there ^

only liked a few of their early songs, but it's still funny that his shitty band and him got to tour and make money for that long. u mad sputnik?

KILL
February 2nd 2013

70379 Comments


u homo faggot?

bakkermaarten007
February 2nd 2013

3289 Comments


Some people I know called their newborn son Aiden, I kept my mouth shut about the band that they obviously didn't know lol

Gwyn.
February 2nd 2013

14858 Comments


nvm lolfag

Gwyn.
February 2nd 2013

14858 Comments


wait nevermind you 5d breaking benjamin

promiseswept
February 2nd 2013

846 Comments


2HOMOOOOO
and yes BB is my lief

Franki3love
February 2nd 2013

21 Comments


Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Hell I was excited when Underoath called it quits. but this band never really had a spotlight on this site

FourthReich
February 2nd 2013

17071 Comments


...and andcas can finally rest easy

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Hospital
February 2nd 2013

2009 Comments


"...and andcas can finally rest easy"

LOLLLl /thread time to shut this bitch down

DotEight
February 2nd 2013

5476 Comments


"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Hell I was excited when Underoath called it quits. but this band never really had a spotlight on this site"

Uh for good reason. Underoath was good.

BTBAMbear
February 2nd 2013

96 Comments


woot woot, bout damn time.

Also, DotEight, please tell me who that stunning woman is in your avatar so i can stop burping my worm to a small picture of her and start slappin some pappy to a normal size picture.

DotEight
February 2nd 2013

5476 Comments


It's Rosie Jones. I need to make an announcement some how on the site so everyone knows.

BTBAMbear
February 2nd 2013

96 Comments


best fap session ever bout to occur over here....

over Aiden breaking up, not Rosie Jones, of course.

BENGRANTFOOL
February 3rd 2013

12 Comments


"Best news ever" - Anyone who posted a comment along those lines has to get out more

GManEscPlan
February 3rd 2013

8 Comments


"Warped Tour is a young man’s game." Wait. What? Bands such as the Dillinger Escape Plan are still touring on the warped tour. Who the hell does he think he is seriously? Francis is such a tool that's a fact. It might be one of the worst band that ever existed. This news made my day.

Gwyn.
February 3rd 2013

14858 Comments


That's a bit of a stretch but he's definitely a poser

and speaking of DEP I wish Greg would diss him like he did with that guy from 30 seconds to mars

SnideRemark
February 3rd 2013

42 Comments


I heard about this and It's a real shame to be honest. Good band that makes really enjoyable musc

Gwyn.
February 3rd 2013

14858 Comments


"greg disses everyone lol."

yeah but greg literally went ape shit on that guy

like 20 posts(twitter?) dissing the guy, it was pretty insane

Spluger
February 3rd 2013

1115 Comments


Never cared enough about these guys to hate them.

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YourDad
February 4th 2013

13 Comments


I met Will in 2002 in Seattle before all his friends disowned him (I'll spare you the details). He seemed like a pretty good guy. He was in a decent Fat Wreck style punk band called Youth at Risk. He got me back stage at Bad Religion which was pretty sweet. But you could tell even then the guy was fame hungry and was willing to do anything to be a rock star or whatever. Even though quite a few "angry" Aiden songs are at least tangentially about my best friend, I'm glad this dude achieved his goal, even if his band felt more like a parody than anything else. Way to go, Will.

YourDad
February 4th 2013

13 Comments


That's the rumor.

SlMBOLlC
February 5th 2013

4829 Comments


skeletor is

Cormano
February 27th 2013

920 Comments


you mean there will be 10 more years of aiden?



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