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Samstag, 22. Dezember 2007
The JOY DIVISON film 'Control' is set for release on DVD next year. The biopic about the band’s frontman Ian Curtis is out on February 11.
The movie was directed by the band’s visual collaborator Anton Corbijn, who has also worked with the likes of U2 and Depeche Mode, and was based on the book ’Touching From A Distance’ by Curtis’ widow Deborah.
Along with the film starring Samantha Morton and former singer Sam Riley (pictured), the DVD release features extended scenes, a director's commentary, a making of film and Corbijn’s ’Atmosphere 88’ video among the extras.

Samstag, 22. Dezember 2007
Aus dem Nebenprojekt wird eine richtige Band: STEVE E. NIX & THE CUTE LEPERS heissen jetzt nur noch THE CUTE LEPERS und die Band um die beiden Ex(?)-BRIEFS Steve E. Nix und Kicks werden ihr Debuet-Album „Can't Stand Modern Music“ im Fruehjahr bei „Damaged Goods“ veroeffentlichen.

Samstag, 22. Dezember 2007
RANCID has finished writing their seventh studio album. The record was written at Unknown Studios in Utah and will be recorded in California.

Samstag, 22. Dezember 2007
Dave Bateman, founder member, guitarist and songwriter of VICE SQUAD has passed away. He was taken to hospital after a fall in Fuengirola, Spain, on Monday 10th December, his 46th birthday, and died the next morning. The funeral will take place in Spain, where he had been living for the last four years, on Saturday December 15th.

Samstag, 22. Dezember 2007
Two exciting CD-releases on “Damaged Goods” in the new year will be a RUDI Compilation and THE REZILLOS “John Peel Sessions”.

Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2007
A host of unseen lyrics, cartoons, and other memorabilia belonging JOE STRUMMER are set to be compiled in a new book.
The Clash singer died in December 2002, but speaking in a newspaper interview his wife Lucinda Mellor reveals that when going through his personal belongings she found a number of bags which contained the artefacts.
She told the Independent newspaper: "Each bag had a sharpener in it, each bag had cigarette papers, a matchbox, endless bits of napkins, kitchen roll, receipts. Each bag told a story which was amazing. I had done quite a bit of sorting before I really realised..."
The current plan is for the material to be put together in a book which will be produced in conjunction with artist Damien Hirst.
She continued: "It's not something that's going to be rushed into; it's going to be beautifully done. It'll be like an art book, with photographs, lyrics, drawings, maybe unreleased songs, rarities. It'll have CDs in it, rare Joe stuff – we'll see what we've got."

Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2007
“The Denver Post” recently sat down with SOCIAL DISTORTION's Mike Ness to get a status update on the band's follow up to 2004's “Sex, Love and Rock ’n’ Roll”:
“We're writing, and we're doing a new song in the set. But we have to stop performing live before we can do anything in the studio, but we keep booking work. We might get a rest one of these days. You really do have to stop for a while and get yourself into reflection time and get into writing mode before that can start. I can multitask, but it's really us having to say, "No more shows, we've got to start writing," and we won't be at that point until February at the earliest.”

Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2007
The Daily Express and News Of The World both report on the casting of the film “Who Killed Nancy?” which is due to start filming this month. Unknowns Nathan Morris and Sophie Boyes (both from tribute act Sex Pistols Experience) have been cast as Johnny Rotten and Nancy Spungen. NOTW reporter, Rav, claims Jude Law is in talks to play Sid Vicious!! (Bear in mind that sources previously told Rav that the SEX PISTOLS were playing Live 8!!!)

Go to: http://www.roxyclub77.co.uk/pages/book.htm


Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2007
In the pipeline on “Bin Liner Records” is a CD with old and unreleased stuff from ´77 punkrock-legend THE USERS called “Secondary Modern”.

Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2007
The 7”inch “We´re Selfish” from the BILLYBONES is out now on Dr. Strange Records! The band is now working on their first full-length and also plan on doing a European Tour in 2008.

Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2007
Throughout the years RANCID had a lot of songs that were unreleased or released on compilations, soundtracks and as B-sides. Now the band compiled them all onto one album. “Rancid B-Sides + C-Sides” features songs from 1993-2003 never before released on one album. (on machetemfg.com)

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2007
Washington DC, the home of “Dischord Records”, is the prime influence on BOB MOULD’s new album, “District Line”. The New York-born frontman cut his teeth in Minnesota with Hüsker Dü from the later ‘70s onwards, but has long since relocated to DC, and he claims that the city’s atmosphere has had a rejuvenating effect on him and his music.
“This record really sums up the past five years of being here,” comments Mould. “It’s been a very positive experience, and District Line is my way of putting it down in a book.”
Since Hüsker Dü split in 1988, Mould has bobbed between full-on rock and a more contemplative semi-acoustic approach, both with Sugar and as a solo artist. However District Line is described by his UK label Beggars Banquet as a “Loud Bob” record.
Mould is joined on the album by Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty while cellist Amy Domingues adds texture to what has been described as a determined and passionate set.
District Line will be released in the UK on February 11 2008 and is preceded by the single The Silence Between Us on January 28.

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2007
The “Never Mind The Bollocks”-Producer Chris Thomas recorded two shows of the SEX PISTOLS in Brixton.

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2007
GREEN DAY are to enter the studio in January to work on the follow up to 'American Idiot'. Earlier this year, the band said they had 45 songs for their new album.

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2007
The two december shows from JESSE MALIN at the Mercury Lounge in New York City will be recorded for a live album to be released in 2008 on “Adeline Records”.

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2007
The new AUTOMATICS album "The Last Noel" is now available as a download-only album from iTunes and other reputable download sites. Special guests on the album include Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols and Yogi (formerly of Buck Cherry).

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2007
More infos about the new SEX PISTOLS DVD (Release Date around Spring/Summer 2008). Julien Temple's filming at the Brixton shows has been followed by additional filming with the individual Pistols around relevant locations in London.

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2007
The GLASS HEROES want Y-O-U to send a picture of "yourself" or "friends" in your leather jacket...., to be used in an upcoming video short. These can be sent to (glassheroes@earthlink.net) along with just your first name. Please keep them in a low-res format...& use the "subject title" LEATHERED UP! Send only a single shot of you and or your friends as a group.

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2007
LONDON will be playing their first gig in over 30 years on Saturday 23rd February 2008 at the “12 Bar Club” in London. Support comes from fellow 1977 stalwarts The Crabs, The Bleach Boys, and The Amazing Spacefrogs. Tickets will be £7.