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Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2006
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS are delighted to announce they have recruited original band member, Ali McMordie on bass guitar for the upcoming March tour. Said lead singer, Jake Burns: “Having Ali kindly re-arrange his schedule to help us out is fantastic and we all are looking forward to working together.”


Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2006
Neue Releases stehen bei “Fat Wreck Chords” demnaechst an und zwar THE LOVED ONES – “Keep Your Heart” CD (am 20.02.06), THE LAWRENCE ARMS – “Oh! Calcutta!” CD (am 06.03.06), NOFX – “Never Trust A Hippy” CD-EP/7" (am 13.03.06), THE SAINTE CATHERINES – “Dancing For Decadence” CD (am 20.03.06), LOVE EQUALS DEATH – “Nightmerica” CD (ebenfalls am 20.03.06) und im April gibt es neues NOFX-Album.


Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2006
Am 17. Maerz 2006 erscheint bei „Red Ink Music“ (Sony BMG) das neue ANTI-FLAG Album „For Blood And Empire“ mit 13 neuen Songs. Die erste Single „The Press Corspe“ wird bereits am 06. Februar als digital download das Licht der Welt erblicken. Das dazugehoerige Video wird unmittelbar geschossen, wenn die Band von ihrem Euro-Trip nach Pittsburgh zurückgekehrt ist.


Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2006
As the popularity of punk and new wave in the ‘70s and ‘80s took flight, the groundbreaking late night talk program “The Tomorrow Show” welcomed many of the key figures of the genre. Hosted by Tom Snyder, this 2-DVD set captures live performances and interviews on DVD for the first time ever from the RAMONES, ELVIS COSTELLO, IGGY POP, JOHN LYDON, JOAN JETT, the JAM, PATTI SMITH and the PLASMATICS. Release Date: 24. Januar 2006 (US Only!)
Check the trailer out at http://www.shoutfactory.com

"The Tomorrow Show" 2-DVD Set

Freitag, 20. Januar 2006
On Sunday,
February 19th 2006 at the “Showcase Theatre” in Corona (CA) “TKO Records” will be filming the complete sets of 46 SHORT and the STITCHES for future DVD projects.


Freitag, 20. Januar 2006
Bruce
Foxton has announced that he is to leave STIFF LITTLE FINGERS with immediate effect. After 15 years of writing, recording and touring with SLF Bruce says it is time to move on and concentrate on other projects. “The situation is amicable”, says Foxton. “I have enjoyed my time with Jake, Ian and Steve and will miss them. Naturally I wish them all continued success and hope to catch up with the boys during their spring tour.” The band are currently talking with various people regarding replacing Bruce. The upcoming March tour in the U.K. will not be affected.


Freitag, 20. Januar 2006
Das neue ZSK-Album wird “Discontent Hearts And Gasoline" heissen und im April auf „Bitzcore Records“ erscheinen.


Freitag, 20. Januar 2006
Die COCKNEY REJECTS haben schon seit etwas laengerer Zeit ein komplett neues Album im Kasten. Wo die Aufnahmen erscheinen werden, ist bisher noch nicht bekannt.


Freitag, 20. Januar 2006
TOWERS OF LONDON spielen am 28. Januar 2006 ihren ersten Gig in Deutschland, und zwar im „White Trash“ in Berlin. Die Band hatte im uebrigen die Arbeiten fuer ihr erstes Album kurz vor Weihnachten in Los Angeles abgeschlossen gehabt.


Freitag, 20. Januar 2006
Nach langer Zeit mal wieder etwas Neues von den SLOPPY SECONDS. Sie haben siebzehn neue Songs im Studio eingespielt. Darunter auch den Tribute-Track “You Can´t Kill Joey Ramone“. Das Album traegt den Titel “Endless Bummer” und soll ziemlich bald veroeffentlicht werden. Ob es wieder auf "Nitro Records“ erscheinen wird, ist allerdings nicht bekannt.

Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2006
Am 01. Februar 2006 wird das neue Album der BOMBSHELL ROCKS mit dem Titel „The Conclusion“ auf dem schwedischen Label „Combat Rock Industry“ veroeffentlicht.


Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2006
„PUNK AID“ wird zum 30jaehrigem Punkrock-Jubilaeum eine Reihe an Konzerten vom 10. April 2006 bis zum 15. April 2006 in London veranstalten, u.a. auch im legendaeren „100 Club“ an der Oxford Street. Folgende Bands haben ihre Zusage bisher bestaetigt: the BUSINESS, MENACE, SPIZZ ENERGI, ALTERNATIVE TV, JAYNE COUNTY AND THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS und RADIATORS FROM SPACE.


Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2006
„WASTED STATEMENT” from Jen and Daz – The End Of An Era (1996-2006)
„Well folks, after much discussion, we have come to the monumentous decision to make 2006 the final year of festivals. We have both enjoyed the last ten years immensely even though there have been problems at times, but we now feel that it has reached its end and that it is time to end it while it is still on top and can go out with the bang it deserves. Neither of us would want it to fizzle out pathetically and be a shadow of its former self!
Darren intends to take a well deserved sabatical, Sharky, Leaky and a lot of other members of the team need a rest (Leaky had hair ten years ago when we met him) and I am off to persue herbal medicine and other stuff.
So with all this in mind, we intend to make Blackpool the best yet and we are totally fired up to bring you a great festival. The signs are already positive that it will be a great festival and of course there is Amsterdam in May to get the party started. Darren still plans to fit Australia in which has been an ambition of his for years and there will be the farewell party at The Carleton in Morecambe in October.
We'd like to thank everyone who has come to our festivals over the last ten years - Bath 95, London Forum 96 and 97 Holidays in the Sun, Autumn Gatherings, Holidays in the Smokes, Wasteds home and abroad and the one dayers in Nottingham 98, Viva la Punk in New York, Wasted@Xmas etc, some of you have become great friends and we've met the most amazing people along the way.
Well that's all for now folks, love ya loads and see you somewhere!”


Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2006
Am 06. Maerz 2006 erscheint das neue Album der BUZZCOCKS mit dem Titel „Flat-Pack Philosophy“. Am 20. Februar 2006 wird aber zunaechst die Vorab-Single „Wish I Never Loved You” rauskommen. Die Vinylversionen gibt es dann auf „Damaged Goods Records“, und die CD-Versionen auf „Cooking Vinyl“. Als Produzent agierte Tony Barber, Bassist der Band: „It´s melodic, solid contemporary-sounding rock, and the lyrics are more worldy than you´d expect. We´re still in our little Buzzcocks world and it´s killer!”

BUZZCOCKS - "Wish I Never Loved You" (Single-Cover)                                                  BUZZCOCKS - "Flat-Pack Philosophy" (Album-Cover)


Donnerstag, 05. Januar 2006
In diesem Jahr wird ein neues Album von
the SLITS erscheinen, und zwar unter der Mitwirkung der beiden Originale, Saengerin Ari Up und Bassistin Tessa Pollitt. Auf der CD wird u.a. der Song „No. 1 Enemy“ vertreten sein, a re-recorded unreleased song from 1977. Ari Up: „Pop music is worse than ever before, especially for women.” Vorab wird im Februar 2006 auf dem „Only Lovers Left Alive”-Label, was Marco Pirroni betreut (einst in 1977 bei den MODELS, ADAM & THE ANTS) eine EP veroeffentlicht.


Donnerstag, 05. Januar 2006
Kommenden Montag, der 09. Januar 2006 erscheinen auf dem „
Captain Oi! Label“ folgende CDs: PENETRATION „Moving Targets“ (A „proper” CD release for the debut LP by Penetration which hit No.22 in the U.K. charts when first issued in 1978. Includes the singlesLife's A Gamble” and „Firing Squad” plus the acclaimed Punk classicDon't Dictate”. Original LP artwork, detailed liner notes and pictures of all relevant singles are a feature of the sleeve), the MEMBERS „At The Chelsea Nightclub” (First time on CD in it's own right for the debut LP by the seminal Members which hit the U.K. National Top 50 on it's original release in 1979. The U.K. hit singles „Sound Of The Suburbs” and „Offshore Banking Business” are both featured as is the original Stiff Records singleSolitary Confinement” and 8 mainly non CD bonus tracks. Great booklet with superb liner notes by Record Collector's Alex Ogg and track notes by vocalist Nicky Tesco), the RUTS „The Punk Singles Collection” (First ever career round up and of every A and B side issued by the legendary Ruts and including - incredibly - for the first time on CD the original 7" versions of „Babylon's Burning”, „Something That I Said” and „Jah War”. Also included is the very first Ruts D.C. single, the bands last release for Virgin Records) und the MEMBERS „1980 – The Choice Is Yours” (Making it's debut on CD is The Members second studio LP, originally issued by Virgin in 1980 and now coming with six bonus tracks many of which are also appearing on CD for the first time. The singlesG.L.C.” and „Flying Againare included as are some more great liner notes by Alex Ogg and track notes by guitarist J.C.)


Donnerstag, 05. Januar 2006
On
Thursday November 24, 2005 at the Hamilton Music Awards Mickey de Sadist, Singer of the FORGOTTEN REBELS, won the award for the „Best Punk Recordingfor his solo albumWelcome To My Basement”! Congrats Mickey!

Mickey de Sadist at the Hamilton Music Awards (November 2005)


Donnerstag, 05. Januar 2006
„American
Hardcore”, a documentary covering American punk and hardcore from 1980 to 1986, is set to be screened at theSundance Film”-Festival in Utah this year. The film by Paul Rachman was inspired by American Hardcore: A Tribal History, a book by Steven Blush. The 98-minute film primarily deals with the most influential acts of that era, including Black Flag, Bad Brains and Minor Threat. It features appearances from Lucky Lehrer (Circle Jerks), Vic Bondi (Articles Of Faith), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks, Bad Religion), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Mike Patton (Middle Class), Greg Ginn (Black Flag, SST Records), Jack Grisham (TSOL), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion, Epitaph Records) and many others who took part in that era. Bands featured include the aforementioned as well as other peers including Adolescents, Big Boys, Agnostic Front, MDC, Minutemen, Youth Bridge and dozens of others.


Donnerstag, 05. Januar 2006
Disaster Records” will release a brand new U.S. BOMBS single on February 7th 2006. This colored 7" vinyl features two new studio recordings, „We Are The Problem” and „Heartbreak Motel”, from their upcoming full-length album on „People Like You Records”, scheduled for March 10th 2006.

US BOMBS - We Are The Problem 7"inch


Donnerstag, 05. Januar 2006
Andy
Lealand, Gitarrist von the PARTISANS hat neben der Band ein wie es so schoen heisst Side-Project ins Leben gerufen. Diese Band nennt sich LEALANDSVILLE, und unter dem angegebenen Link (weiter unten) kann man sich zwei Songs per MP3-Player for free downladen, darunter auch ein Joe Strummer Tribute-Song. Die Partisans spielen uebrigens Ende Januar auf dem „Punk & Disorderly“-Festival in Berlin, und sind auch im Mai zu Gast in Amsterdam beim „Wasted“-Festival. Sie werden auch einige U.K.-Dates im Fruehjahr absolvieren. Anscheinend ist aber der Gig in Berlin der einzige Termin, um sie in Deutschland zu sehen. http://lealandsville.com/