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William Control once made over a million bucks and was broke
William Control once made over a million bucks and was broke
Imagine going on tour for years straight, rockin’ all the faces, making more than a million bucks and then going home dead-ass broke. On this installment of the Cautionary Tales podcast, AP editor in chief Jason Pettigrew sat down with electro-rock crooner William Control and his right-hand man Kenneth Fletcher (also frontman for Control Records act the Neuromantic Boys) to discuss all the ways ba
William Control reaches beyond the scene with new EP, ‘Revelations’—listen (exclusive)
William Control reaches beyond the scene with new EP, ‘Revelations’—listen (exclusive)
This Friday, former Aiden ringleader William Control (Wil Francis) will release the next installment in his electro-goth evolution, a four-song EP called Revelations: The Pale. Unlike previous releases where Control wrote, played and recorded the songs, he enlisted the help of his bandmates (bassist Kenneth Fletcher, drummer Benny Tourkantonis and synth op Ian MacWilliams), dubbed the Neuromantic
William Control’s solo work being made into trilogy of movies
William Control’s solo work being made into trilogy of movies
The Control Project is partnering with Archer Sierra (Dark City Media Group) for a trilogy of movies based off of William Control's trans-media body of work, which includes several albums and three books. The partnership's first full length film, Revelator: The Neuromancer, is now officially in development. Read more: William C... Read More ... Read More ...
William Control continues to fight for creative freedom, opens Control Records
William Control continues to fight for creative freedom, opens Control Records
William Francis, aka William Control, just opened Control Records in downtown Tacoma, Washington where he will sell items from his clothing line Control Merch and operate Control Records. Francis previously rented a space, but has been working to purchase his own commercial property for months ...
10 Essential songs that made us dance on the dark side from 2005 to 2015
10 Essential songs that made us dance on the dark side from 2005 to 2015
If you're looking for quintessential spooky tunes, you're probably going to turn to our "grampires" of the late-'70s and '80s goth rock movement. But you'd be mistaken to think there are no new creepcore torchbearers. Here's a quick primer on songs from the past 10 years by artists who've continued the tradition of casting a darker shadow over the scene. Songs Selected By: Cassie... Read
“I feel a tremendous sense of closure”—William Francis on the end of Aiden (APTV Exclusive)
“I feel a tremendous sense of closure”—William Francis on the end of Aiden (APTV Exclusive)
Aiden's Last Sunrise tour, their final U.S. headlining tour, concludes this weekend on Saturday Nov. 21, 2015 in the band's hometown Seattle.  In this APTV interview, we appointed William's tourmate Ashestoangels vocalist Adam Crilly as an honorary correspondent to talk Aiden's legacy, history, complicated relationship with the music industry, motivation behind putting out a final album, touring a
Aiden to celebrate ‘Nightmare Anatomy’ with 10-year anniversary tour
Aiden to celebrate ‘Nightmare Anatomy’ with 10-year anniversary tour
Aiden's second studio album and first Victory Records release, Nightmare Anatomy, will be turning 10 on October 6, and like so many bands in our scene as of late, WiL Francis and the gang will celebrate the release's decade of existence with an anniversary tour that will feature the Seattle rock band performing the album in its 11-track entirety.   Rea... Read More ...
Falling In Reverse’s Ryan Seaman drumming on Aiden’s new album
Falling In Reverse’s Ryan Seaman drumming on Aiden’s new album
Aiden's William Francis announced via Instagram that Falling In Reverse drummer Ryan Seaman is playing drums on Aiden's comeback album. Check out Francis' Instagram post below and share your thoughts with us!  Read more: William Control to auction pieces of Aiden history to fund final album Hey @ryanseaman, you handsome mother fucker. Thanks for stopping ... Read More ...
“I’ve decided to make one more Aiden record”—Aiden’s William Control speaks out in open letter
“I’ve decided to make one more Aiden record”—Aiden’s William Control speaks out in open letter
Aiden frontman William Francis has penned an open letter to his former bandmates, in which he states that he is writing a new record for the group. Throughout the piece, he dedicates a segment to each member, and then wraps it up with a general conclusion ...
“There will be an Aiden record and most likely a tour”—William Control talks plans for 2015
“There will be an Aiden record and most likely a tour”—William Control talks plans for 2015
William Francis has posted an extremely lengthy update on what fans can expect from him in 2015, which included the surprising statement, "There will be an Aiden record and most likely a tour. Aiden has been on hiatus for a while now but it’s time for me to answer your requests." You ...
Fearless Vampire Killers release “Neon In The Dancehalls” music video featuring William Control
Fearless Vampire Killers release “Neon In The Dancehalls” music video featuring William Control
Fearless Vampire Killers make good on their promise for bigger choruses and more danceable material with "Neon In The Dancehalls," the first single from their upcoming album, which includes a guest vocal performance from their producer William Control.  "he new single i ...
Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, From First To Last, more announce Halloween shows
Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, From First To Last, more announce Halloween shows
Earlier this month, Black Veil Brides unveiled their Halloween plans—two “Halloweekend” shows—but had not yet revealed who the “special guests” would be. Now, the Brides have announced guests for the October 31 (Tempe, Arizona) and November 1 (Los Angeles, California) shows: Falling In Reverse, William Control, From First To last and Set It off. You can check out the show details below. Ti... Read
“This is the most ambitious rock album of the last decade.”—Fearless Vampire Killers talk album two
“This is the most ambitious rock album of the last decade.”—Fearless Vampire Killers talk album two
Last fall when we talked to Fearless Vampire Killers and their producer William Control, all parties seemed pleased with the band’s latest work and were ready to move into a more danceable era of the band. But recently fans learned the band weren’t sure  they would be able to even release the album, resulting in their writing two more albums’ worth of material. But why? AP recently ...

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