William Beckett

William Beckett Covers Bright Eyes’ “Lua”

William Beckett was filmed performing a cover of Bright Eye’s song “Lua” and can be seen right here on Under The Gun Review. Please head through the jump to watch this acoustic rendition and enjoy! If you have not picked up Beckett’s new EP, Winds Will Change, please click here to purchase.

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William Beckett’s Daytrotter Session

William Beckett (ex-The Academy Is…) recently did a session with Daytrotter and it is now live on their website. Three of the four songs come off his Walk The Talk EP. William has been on the road for the past month touring in the US on his Walk The Talk tour, Japan with Mayday Parade […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Walk The Talk Tour (5/10/12)

Under The Gun sent photographer Tori Thomas to the Walk The Talk Tour featuring William Beckett (formally frontman of The Academy Is…) and Cara Salimando. The show took place at The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, OH on May 10th. I arrived to this early show not knowing what the night would have in store […]

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William Beckett Performs “Oh, Love!” Acoustic

William Beckett (ex-frontman of The Academy Is…) released his solo EP, entitled Walk The Talk, yesterday and MTV is celebrating by releasing a special acoustic performance of “Oh, Love!” This material still holds true to The Academy Is… style and brings in some newer influences on top of it. Truly a special performance for all […]

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William Beckett Releases Walk The Talk EP

William Beckett (ex-frontman of The Academy Is…) released his solo EP entitled Walk The Talk today (April 17th). The first single from the EP was “Compromising Me” and appears as the first song on the EP. If you are interested in this release, you can purchase the EP on iTunes. Also if you would like […]

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William Beckett Performs New Song Acoustic “You Never Give Up”

William Beckett (ex-frontman of The Academy Is…) has released a footage performing a new song called “You Never Give Up” and can be seen right here on UTG! This passionate song shows us where Beckett is picking his career back up at, after the split with his band became a reality. He performed his new […]


Adam Siska (The Academy Is…) Joins Say Anything

Max Bemis announced on Twitter today that former Academy Is… member Adam Siska has officially taken over bass duties for Say Anything. As most of you will recall, The Academy Is… announced their breakup earlier this month and Say Anything just finished their Equal Vision debut. Perfect timing? Maybe not for TAI fans, but definitely […]

William Beckett covers Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris”

Watch The Academy Is… frontman William Beckett perform his cover of Goo Goo Dolls’ hit song “Iris” right here on UTG. Check it out and let us know if he fulfilled your expectations by commenting on this post.

VIDEO: The Academy Is… performs new song

The other night, one fan was able to capture this fantastic video of William Beckett acoustically playing a new song entitled “Chicago”. Listen below and let us know how excited you are for new TAI material!

Andy “The Butcher” Mrotek talks about leaving TAI

Andy “The Butcher” Mrotek, ex-drummer for The Academy Is… talks to Alternative Press about his departure from the band. He is going to focus on his new project The Animal Upstairs and plan on releasing music in October: Your Bandcamp site says we might be able to expect new music in October? Actually, I was […]

The Academy Is… down to 3

Yup, The Academy Is… has announced that Andy Mrotek and Michael Guy Chislett have officially left the band. They issued the following statement.