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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 […]


William Beckett to Release Debut Solo EP

William Beckett (ex-frontman of The Academy Is…) will release his solo EP entitled Walk The Talk on April 17th. The first single from the EP will be “Compromising Me” and will be released Tuesday, March 20th. You can check out the EP artwork & track listing after the jump. If you are interested in this […]


Panic! At The Disco reveal their top 5 releases from FBR

Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith of Panic! At The Disco have revealed their top 5 releases from their record label, Fueled By Ramen. Bands on Fueled By Ramen have revealed their top albums on the label for FBR’s 15th anniversary. They actually have a 15th anniversary book for fans to look back on the years, […]


William Beckett covers “Come Pick Me Up”

William Beckett formally the frontman for The Academy Is… recently covered Ryan Adam’s “Come Pick Me Up.” After the split of The Academy Is…, William has been working on solo material and covering songs. If you like what you hear, you can “like” William’s music on Facebook. And if you want to stay up-to-date with […]


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 Duran Duran

William Beckett formally frontman of The Academy Is… recently covered Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World.” After the ending to The Academy Is… a couple weeks ago, William is working on solo material. Check UTG for more details about William’s new material and more cover songs.


William Beckett Planning Solo Release

The breakup of The Academy Is… earlier this week caused a lot of commotion on UTG and beyond. Though they only released three over the course of nine years, fans still loved TAI and made it clear their absence would be felt. Well brokenhearted teens and young adults, fear not! At least part of TAI […]

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R.I.P. The Academy Is… (2003-2011)

Pop rockers The Academy Is… have announced they’ve decided to go their separate ways. In a message posted on their Facebook, TAI wrote: “After nine years and three albums, The Academy Is… have decided to go our separate ways. We began in 2003 as three young friends in the suburbs of Chicago, with dreams of […]

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STREAM: The Academy Is – Chicago (Acoustic)(New Song)

The Academy Is…, well, part of The Academy Is recently performed an acoustic set at a Macy’s in the Chicago area. During their show, a new song entitled “Chicago” was performed and UTG has the footage. Click past the jump to see and hear the performance, which got us pretty damn excited about the group’s […]

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New Demi Lovato song

Demi Lovato co-wrote a song with William Beckett of The Academy Is… The song is entitled, “For The Love Of A Daughter.” The track is off her new album, Unbroken, which is now available. Check out the track after the jump. What do you think of this new song?

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Cobra Starship perform “Bring It (Snakes On A Plane)” live ft William Beckett & Travis McCoy

William Beckett of The Academy Is… and Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes joined Cobra Starship on stage to perform “Bring It (Snakes On A Plane).” It was a treat for fans who attended Fueled By Ramen’s 15th anniversary show on September 9th, because the last time all three of these bands performed together was […]