Jim Adkins, frontman of Jimmy Eat World, and his wife Amy welcomed a new baby boy into the world last week. According to Launch, Jackson Christopher Adkins was born at 4:30pm on October 29, weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Rumor has it (or maybe it was a DreamWorks press release) that the little pop/punk rocker was even humming the Boss' "Born To Run" only seconds after taking his first breath.
In actual band news, Jimmy Eat World will drop a budget-priced DVD-EP on November 26 that will preview a forthcoming full-length DVD release currently in the works. It also appears that Jimmy Eat World's cover of Prodigy's "Firestarter," along with their reworking of Wham's "Last Christmas," will be released as a 7" single around Christmastime. The vinyl-only release will be issued by Better Looking Records.