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Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
BAD RELIGION will begin recording the follow up to 2004's “The Empire Strikes First” next month at Grand Master Studios in Los Angeles, California. Slated for a June 26th release through Epitaph Records.

Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
THE VIOLATORS, one of the top UK punk bands on “No Future Records” of the early 80's have reformed after 25 years. Disenfranchising themselves from the established music industry they have begun writing brand new original songs which are being sold exclusively in the form of digital downloads through their website, theviolators.com.

Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
'Damned Damned Damned' - 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Originally released in February 1977, DAMNED, DAMNED, DAMNED was not only Punk’s first LP, it remains the genre’s defining album, exploding with an energy, power and cutting edge which none of its rivals came remotely close to matching. This special 30th Anniversary 3-CD expanded edition comes with a bonus disc of contemporary demos, B-sides and BBC sessions, plus a third disc featuring a previously unreleased boot of the band’s very first gig, at the 100 Club, on July 6th 1976.
Also available, a Limited Edition facsimile pressing of the original vinyl album, complete with the erroneous Eddie & The Hot Rods photo on the back and the clear sticker, plus an equally Limited Edition facsimile pressing of the Neat Neat Neat.
Released on 26th February through Castle Music, the three CD’s come complete with notes by Punk aficionado Kieron Tylor and a foreword by The Damned's Rat Scabies.

Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
CHAOS! is billed as “a feature length documentary that goes beyond the shock horror headlines to look at three unlikely figures who launched the SEX PISTOLS... 'hippy' producer Dave Goodman, Maoist art student Malcolm McLaren and 'folkie' photographer Ray Stevenson. There are exclusive interviews with all three, plus words from Tony Wilson, Glen Matlock, Don Letts and others. Includes rare footage, recreations and photos.”
Exclusive Presentation For 3 Nights Only At The Horse Hospital, Colonnade London WC1, Thurs February 1st 2007 - Sat February 3rd 2007

Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
The forthcoming book “THE ROXY CLUB LONDON WC2 – THE Untold STORY OF BRITISH PUNK” is the real story of Punk rock as told through the words of artists as diverse as The Clash and Generation X to Muvver’s Pride and Acme Sewage Co. who all played the club. But punk rock was more than that: it broke down the barriers between band and audience. For the first time club goers and fans are given equal billing in a book and have their voice, revealing the music, the fashion, the attitude, the sex, the violence and the sheer rebellious joy of youth that was Punk rock then and what has made it so enduring now. The book also challenges the cosy accepted McLaren’s Kings Road, and Sex Pistols myth and positions the Roxy as key to nurturing and developing what became known as Punk rock.
Packed, with never seen before private photos, diaries, flyers and recollections ‘The Roxy Club London WC2 – The Untold Story of British Punk’ provides the perfect antidote to books featuring endless A-Z listings of bands and Sex Pistols rehashings and puts you right inside the birthplace of punk as it happens.

Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
Dave Parsons has left SHAM 69! All planned events will have to be postponed until further notice.

Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
Out this week on “Damaged Goods Records” the album and a limited edition picture disc 7" of material recorded by the rather obscure and yet fantastic PSYKIK VOLTS.
They released one 7" in 1979 called 'Totally Useless' which has gone on to be one of the rarest of the early New Wave singles and was listed in Record Collectors top 100 rarest punk singles list from 2006.
The Label repressed the original 7" as a limited 7" picture disc, and put together the album 'Re-Volting (’79 - ’06)'. The album contains all the songs from their live set of the time and really shows what a great band they could have been, they did sign to Graduate Records, and recorded three songs which have never been released.

Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
Brent Liles, former bass guitarist of SOCIAL DISTORTION, killed by a bicycle accident on Thursday. 18. January. Liles played bass on the group's groundbreaking "Mommy's Little Monster" recording in 1983 and went on to play with other well-known Orange County punk acts such as the group Agent Orange. He was 43.
"Brent was a fun-loving guy who approached his bass playing with a lot of enthusiasm and that made him a lot of fun to be around," said Frank Agnew, a fellow musician and friend.
"I think most people think of Social D. and they think of Mike Ness. But they never could be what they are without some great supporting characters like Brent," said Sara Pendergast, 41, a longtime fan of the band.

Brent Liles 1963-2007 (RIP)


Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
Die vier Deutschland-Shows von GLEN MATLOCK + THE PHILISTINES wurden kurzfristig abgesagt, da sich der gesamte Terminkalender von der Band in den kommenden Wochen verschoben hat. Ersatztermine sind derzeit noch nicht bekannt.

Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
Passend zu der im Fruehling startenden BLACK HALOS Europatour legen „People Like You“ am 23. Februar 2007 das selbstbetitelte Debuet, wie auch den Nachfolger, „The Violent Years“ neu auf.

Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007
THE FAST CARS are trying to sell copies of their new single “Baza” to make some money to put out a new album.

Donnerstag, 18. Januar 2007
Casino Steel and Honest John Plain from THE BOYS have formed a band together and are to record an album, provisionally titled "Separate The Men From The Boys". They are joined by Backstreet Girls guitarist Petter Baarli and John's fellow Amigos Mat Sargent and Robbie Rushton. The Steel/Plain band commence recording sessions in Annecy, France on 7 February. The band will be recording for about 3 months and are looking to play a 3-week European tour in June 2007.

Donnerstag, 18. Januar 2007
NORTHWEST PASSAGE: THE BIRTH OF PORTLAND'S DIY CULTURE is an independent, locally produced film that examines the exciting alternative music movement in Portland that thrived from 1978 to 1983. Directed and produced by video pioneer Mike Lastra, NORTHWEST PASSAGE is a narrative told by the musicians and artists themselves via interviews, archived performance videos, photographs, and vintage news clips. Poison Idea, Sado-Nation, The Wipers, The Dead Kennedys, The Neo Boys, Smegma, The Bags, The Rats, and The Styphnoids are just a few of the bands that appear in the film.

Donnerstag, 18. Januar 2007
Sleazegrinder is going to release Born To Loose on February 19th, 2007. This is a full length CD of NEW YORK LOOSE pre-Hollywood Records singles, RAFR EP and other goodies.

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007
Emo Riot Productionswould like to officially announce that they have begun work on a brand new feature-length documentary about the history of “BYO Records” and YOUTH BRIGADE! The documentary will be released on DVD as part of a box set commemorating BYO's 25th anniversary in 2007. Currently, the release date is slated for December 2007.

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007
Auf „People
Like You Records“ kuendigten sich für das neue Jahr einige interessante Veroeffentlichungen an. Neue Alben von DEEP EYNDE „Bad Blood“ und THE GENERATORS „The Great Divide“, sowie eine Neuauflage der GENERATORS Debuet-ScheibeWelcome To The End“ als special 10th Anniversary Edition, und die Re-Releases der ersten beiden BLACK HALOS Alben, „s/t“ (von 1999) und „The Violent Years“ (von 2001).

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007
Edward
Colver, photographer and artist, captured amazing moments in the early days of the Los Angeles Punk scene. His book, „Blight At The End Of The Funnel”, a 200 page book, is the first collection of his art spanning some 28 years of photographic and artistic sculptural works, and what emerges is an explosive and unrestrained social and political statement on American life and subculture. Edward started going to shows from 1978 through 1983, witnessing over a 1000 shows and through it all, captured many of the images that made their way to magazines of the day, forever immortalized on some 70+ albums. Records like Dead Kennedys, CH3, Black Flag, 45 Grave, Circle Jerks, Social Distortion, TSOL and Bad Brains just to name a few, where his photographs appeared, now symbolize an important part of American music. One the most iconic images from the Wasted Youth album, a guy flipping into the crowd, has forever represented the wild, unrestrained and nihilistic nature of the early days of the Los Angeles Punk Rock scene.

"Blight At The End Of The Funnel" (Book by Edward Colver)                    "Blight At The End Of The Funnel" (Book by Edward Colver)


Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007
Billy
Bones, einst Saenger von THE SKULLS hat eine neue Band auf die Beine gestellt, und zwar mit dem schlichten Namen THE BILLY BONES. Die erste Show findet am Samstag, 13 Januar 2007 in „Alex´s Bar“ in Long Beach (CA) statt, zusammen mit THE GEARS(!!!), die sich aufs Neue reformiert haben.

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007
Die Bostoner Garagepunk-Veteranen
THE REAL KIDS kommen im Mai auf Europatour. Genaue Termine demnaechst!

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007
On May 19th 2007 „
Momentum Pictures” will issue a new edition DVD of „SID & NANCY”. Extras include: commentary, UK trailer, photo gallery, plus a new documentary featuring Glen Matlock, Alex Cox, Alan Parker, Steve 'Roadent' Connolly, Perry Benson (who played „Paul Cook” in the film), Tony London („Steve Jones”), and Mick O'Shea.

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007
Das neue Album von JESSE MALIN „
Glitter In The Gutter“ wird in England ueber „One Little Indian“ am 28. Februar 2007 erscheinen. In Deutschland gibt es die CD erst ab dem 27. Maerz im Handel. Drei Songs kann man sich derzeit auf Jesse Malin´sMySpace“-Seite anhoeren.

JESSE MALIN - "Glitter In The Gutter" (new CD)


Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007
GLEN
MATLOCK & THE PHILISTINES kommt ueberraschend Mitte Februar fuer
vier Konzerte nach Deutschland. Siehe Termine!

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007
Finally! The AMERICAN HARDCORE DVD will hit stores on February 20th, 2007. Over 90 minutes of deleted scenes, extras, ful length live performances and more.

AMERICAN HARDCORE DVD    AMERICAN HARDCORE DVD    AMERICAN HARDCORE DVD

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
Die lang angekuendigten Hinterlassenschaften der ´70er Punkrock-Band the RIVALS wird nun im Januar auf „Detour Records“ als CD und in Vinylform unter dem Titel „…If Only“ erscheinen.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
Bevor JESSE MALIN im Februar sein neues Album „Glitter In The Gutter“ auf „Adeline Records“ vorstellen wird, ist er diesen Monat in englischen Clubs anzutreffen, um natuerlich auch neues Material zu spielen.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
Die SUBHUMANS sind derzeit am ueberlegen, wie sie eventuell eine Re-Release ihres ersten Album „Incorrect Thoughts“ realisieren koennen. Ausserdem sind internationale Shows ebenfalls im Gespraech.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
Fuer den Lacher der Woche sorgt Donny Tourette, seines Zeichens „Big Mouth“-Shouter von TOWERS OF LONDON. Denn der gute Mann ist Anfang der Woche ins englische „Big Brother“-Haus eingezogen und darf sich dort u.a. mit Leo Sayer vergnuegen.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
TV producer Pete Spence is working on a TV documentary on the SEX PISTOLS Christmas Day 1977 children's party, to be shown in December 2007 (30th anniversary). The programme will be based around 60 minutes of footage shot by Julien Temple. Pete is also considering a DVD release.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
MALE sind nun im Studio um fuer eine neue CD aufzunehmen. 17 Songs sind bisher in die engere Wahl gekommen.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS start by continuing writing songs for the new album, which should be recorded and hopefully released, by the year's end.
The first tour of the year is the March trip with a highly emotional return to their old stomping ground, the Ulster Hall in Belfast.
Some of the shows will be filming for inclusion in an S.L.F. movie which will be directed by the DON LETTS. The plan is for at least one U.K. T.V. showing then a DVD release, later in the year.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
Eine neue MANIC STREET PREACHERS-CD mit dem Titel „Send Away The Tigers“ soll im Fruehjahr erscheinen.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
NO ALTERNATIVE haben im Studio Songs fuer eine komplette neue CD aufgenommen. Wo die full-length erscheinen soll, steht noch in den Sternen.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
THE STOOGES machen ihr Versprechen wahr und werden am 20. Maerz 2007 mit dreiviertel der Originalbesetzung ihr erstes Album „The Weirdness“ nach 33 (!!!) Jahren veroeffentlichen.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
Orange County´s THE PEGS haben eine neue Single mit dem Namen „Dangers Gone”/„Bazooka Love” auf „Slab Of Wax Records” rausgebracht.

Donnerstag, 04. Januar 2007
KRIS NEEDS plant einen grossen Artikel für das „Mojo“ in diesem Jahr. Und zwar geht es um den Londoner „Roxy Club“! Er sucht Zeitzeugen, die diesen Club 1977 regelmaessig besucht haben und die ihre Erinnerungen mitteilen moechten.