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Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008
THE NEW YORK DOLLS will release a new record callee “Live At The Fillmore East”, that was recorded during their 2 night at stint at The Fillmore (Irving Plaza) in New York City this past December. The record will be available exclusively on the forthcoming US-Tour and a traditional retail release will follow in late March. Stay tuned for track listing and release details.

Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008
Well, also THE DICTATORS got a new CD out on “Norton Records”! It´s called “Every Day is Saturday”, and features unissued demos and rare tracks from the vaults, from pre-Manitoba 1973 recordings (from master tapes!) up through “DFFD outtakes”. Photo filled package includes liner notes by Scott “Top Ten” Kempner, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Andy Shernoff and crew chief/soundman Rich Nesin!

Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008
THE RUTS & HENRY ROLLINS have released the classic single “Babylon's Burning”, recorded live at last year's one-off benefit gig for guitarist Paul Fox (who played at the show but sadly passed away from cancer in October).
The single is available as a digital download from indiestore.7digital.com/THERUTS

Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008
To celebrate the release of a unique recording of their live shows (“Something For The Weekend” on Radiant Future / March 2008) RADIO STARS will perform in London on March 1st. The live line-up will be bassist/writer Martin Gordon, vocalist Andy Ellison and guitarist Ian Macleod.

Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008
The original members of the DEAD BOYS reformed 1986 on Halloween for a short jaunt to pre-Disney New York City, and leveled the audience of old heads, burnouts, prostitutes, junkies, geeks and freaks.
The DVD “Return Of The Living Dead Boys” is the document of that hallowed evening at the Ritz. Stiv Bators, Cheetah Chrome, Jimmy Zero, Jeff Magnum and Johnny Blitz got it together for one more show in their old stomping ground of New York City. Starting with an introduction from long time supporter Joey Ramone, to the power riff of the honest-to-god anthem "Sonic Reducer" (played twice!) to an unreal cover of the Stooges' "Search and Destroy," the Dead Boys put the boot to the notion that all reunions suck. Bonus Materials: Interview with Stiv Bators and Good Morning Youngstown - 1980 (interview with host Gary Cubberly featuring a video of 'Sonic Reducer' (w/different band) by Robert Luttrell The DVD-Release Date: 18. March 2008.

THE DEAD BOYS - “Return Of The Living Dead Boys”  DVD (Release Date: 18. March 2008)

Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008
TOM ROBINSON, a veteran of the original Rock Against Racism Carnival, held in 1978 at London’s Victoria Park, is to take part in a gig celebrating its 30th anniversary.
RAR – Hope Not Hate, which takes place at London’s Brixton Academy on April 30, has been designed to raise awareness of the dangers of fascist groups in the hope people will vote against them in the London elections on May 1.
Other acts so far confirmed for the gig include Alabama 3 and Misty In Roots, while Tony Benn will speak at the event.
The original 1978 event also featured The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Ruts and Generation X alongside Robinson and his band, and saw 80,000 people march through London to the free festival.

Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008
TOWERS OF LONDON are currently in the studio working on the follow up to “Blood, Sweat & Towers”, with over 30 songs written and recorded. For are the auditioning of two new members, drummers and guitarists out there be ready for announcements shortly. The two new demos “Naked On The Dancefloor” + “Start The Rup can be heard on: myspace.com/TowersOfLondon

Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008
Jimmy Pursey of SHAM 69 got a new band together! The bandname is DAY 21 and featuring Jimmy on Vocals of course, than Mat Sargent from CHELSEA on Bass, and Reverend on Guitar + Snell on Drums, both from TOWERS OF LONDON, who quite the band last year! Go to myspace.com/hershamboys, if you like to hear four new songs from them.
Also, DAY 21 will be kicking off this Friday night THE RUTS CHARITY GIG AND SCREENING in London Sheperd´s Bush. Also on the stage will be: THE ALABAMA 3-acoustic, TV SMITH, members of THE MEMBERS, CAPTAIN SENSIBLE & FRIENDS, JOHNNY MOPED, BEKI BONDAGE, P.A.I.N., and members from GIRLSCHOOL and VICE SQUAD too! The bands will performing songs of their own and their favourite Ruts tunes.

Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008
THE ORDINARYS now have some great new tracks added to their MySpace music player! Some tracks are from 1978, some as recent as 2006. Plus, over 70 new photos never seen till now, displayed on a fab slide show. Go check it and enjoy! ( myspace.com/The Ordinarysuk )

Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008
The new CD from THE LOVED ONES “Build & Burn” will be out on 05. February 2008 at “Fat Wreck Chords”.

THE LOVED ONES “Build & Burn” (new CD out on 05.02.2008 on Fat Wreck Chords)

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2008
RANCID have hit the studio this week with Brett Gurewitz to record their new album. The album is slated for release through “Epitaph” later this year.

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2008
Fans of THE CLASH got a surprise as guitarist Mick Jones launched his new band Carbon/Silicon's residency in West London on Friday (January 11).
Playing the first Carbon Casino - which will see the band spend the next six Friday nights at Ladbroke Grove pub Inn On The Green - Jones was reunited with Clash drummer Topper Headon, who joined him onstage for the first time in 25 years.
Carbon/Silicon – which also features Generation X's Tony James – played a set of songs from their new album 'The Last Post', including ‘Why Do Men Fight?’ and ‘What The Fuck?’, plus included a curious snatch of war poetry between songs.
However the high point came during was the encore, when Headon appeared to play The Clash classics ‘Train In Vain’ and ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go?’ with Jones and co.
The first night of Carbon/Silicon’s residency saw a number of Clash followers and punk luminaries turning up with the Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock and The Slits' Viv Albertine and Tessa Pollitt spotted in the crowd, while Big Audio Dynamite's Don Letts filmed the whole gig.

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2008
Courtney Love has said she wants to 'Half Nelson' actor Ryan Gosling to play her late husband Kurt Cobain in a film.
Love, who is executive producer on the £30 million movie 'Heavier Than Heaven', has also asked Scarlett Johansson to portray her.
The movie is based on Charles Cross's biography of Cobain.
A source said: "Kirsten Dunst was rumoured to be in the frame, but Courtney really admires Scarlett and has already sent the contract out for her to sign. Courtney even copied Scarlett's sleek blonde movie look when she was in London for the Fashion Rocks party last year.
"She wants the best actors to portray them - she will be on set all the time giving Scarlett and Ryan advice on what it was like being one part of the most notorious couples since Sid and Nancy. It will be explosive."

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2008
ANTI-FLAG have released the artwork and an annotated track listing for their upcoming full length and second album for RCA Records. The record is titled “The Bright Lights of America” and is due out April 01, 2008. The album was recorded with producer Tony Visconti (T Rex, David Bowie, Morrissey)
The band explains the subject and sound of most of the tracks on the album under: punknews.org/article/27322

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2008
THE SEX PISTOLS are set to record their first new material in 30 years after being spurred on by the success of their recent reunion tour.
The group hope to start recording in the first half of 2008 so that the new songs will be ready for their appearance at England´s Isle of Wight Festival in June (08).
Drummer Paul Cook says, "There's talk of new material. The only problem is that it's a bit hard to work on anything as John (Lydon) and Steve (Jones) are in America and Glen (Matlock) and I are in the U.K.. so it's a case of finding the time to get together.
"We might not pull together an album but hopefully there will be some new stuff in time for the summer."

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2008
The producers of Toronto´s punk-film “The Last Pogo” have been shooting interviews and concerts and events and the mundane, and tracking down footage, and up-loading photos, and following leads since June 2006. They to keep shooting and tracking down old ghosts until June 2008; then they tighten post-production, and release on December 1, 2008.
There'll be a feature, footage to download for free - and DVD release with an extensive selection of "extras", including short films, stills galleries, commentaries, karaoke, and more.
The project started out as a kind of "where are they now" thing, focusing on anyone and everyone who were at the infamous Last Pogo concert at the Horseshoe Tavern (December 1, 1978).
So this will be the Toronto punk rock, from the moment the Ramones hit the stage at the New Yorker in Toronto on September 1976 until the cops kicked everyone out of the Horseshoe Tavern in December 1978.

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2008
Four never-heard-before songs from the new BLACK HALOS album "We Are Not Alone" will be aired on CFOX..s Punk-o-Rama hosted by Mary-Anne Korosi, Thursday January 17th, at 11pm PT.
Black Halos Singer Billy Hopeless and Black Halos Manager Danny Cameo (History Music) will be on-air to talk about the new tracks and the new album, which is scheduled to be released February 26th on History Music Recordings.
For those not in the Vancouver area, or without a radio, you can listen online at: cfox.com

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2008
The unexpected and tragic death of Darren “Wiz” Brown on 6th Dec 2006 was a shock to many people. He was a greatly respected and extraordinary musician and writer who touched the lives of many through his work with MEGA CITY FOUR, DOUGHBOYS, SERPICO and most recently IPANEMA.
UK label Boss Tuneage had been releasing records by Wiz’s bands over the previous six years and had built up not only a great working relationship but also a great friendship with IPANEMA.
The question was – how best to honour Wiz? The only answer could be through his music.
So throughout 2007 Boss Tuneage has been working with Wiz’s partner Karina and his IPANEMA band mates Lawrence and Rauf on a self-titled IPANEMA CD. Gathering up the newly demo’d tracks for Ipanema’s envisaged album, the boys once again returned to the recording studio to complete the Ipanema story, the way Wiz wanted to start it.
The result is a magnificent 17 track CD, containing these 9 unreleased recordings plus the out of print “Baseball Bat/Skull” 7” from 2003 and the “Me Me Me” mini album from 2005. Everything that IPANEMA recorded.
All monies raised by the sale of this CD are being donated by Boss Tuneage directly to the Forward 4 Wiz Trust. The Forward 4 Wiz Trust is a charity set up by Wiz’s partner Karina Fraser. Drawing on the inspiration he gave to others through his music and his humanitarian, compassionate and creative outlook on life and his work, F4WT intends to help out talented bands and musicians with advice and some small financial assistance for all the little, and some bigger, things that often get ignored. Creativity matters. Inspiration matters. Music matters. More information on the trust can be found at: myspace.com/f4wt
In order to raise as much money as possible for the Trust, the CD is only available via mailorder, and is set for release on January 18th 2008 – which is Wiz’s birthday.
The CD can be purchased through the Boss Tuneage website.

Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2008
MISS 45 are releasing their full length debut CD on the 1st of April 2008 (NoTalent Records).

Mittwoch, 09. Januar 2008
THE BRIEFS have not broken up! They are just taking some time and play some music with different people in other bands like THE CUTE LEPERS (Steve E. Nix + Kicks), SUSPECT PARTS (Chris Brief) and MODERN ACTION (Daniel J. Travanti). So don´t worry, the Briefs are still alive and will tour again.

Mittwoch, 09. Januar 2008
THE SEX PISTOLS director Julien Temple has revealed he has a very special musical project in mind for this year - a panto based on the band. The man who worked on the iconic Sex Pistols documentaries 'The Great Rock & Roll Swindle' and 'The Filth & The Fury' has revealed that his next project will be taking his familiar subject into unfamiliar territory.
Speaking to BBC 6 Music he explained: "I'm thinking of doing a pantomime of 'The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle' with John Lydon next year as well. I think he'd be great in a pantomime. You'd have to adapt something like Dick Whittington to 'The Great Rock N Roll Swindle' ." He added: "I don't know whether we'd get Malcolm (McClaren) to play The Big Bad Witch of whatever, but it's a funny idea anyway."
Meanwhile, Temple confirmed that he's just competed work on a new DVD based around the Sex Pistols ' five-night November residency at Brixton Academy in London."

Mittwoch, 09. Januar 2008
TKO RECORDS is welcome LA Punkrock veterans CHANNEL 3 to the fold! This Spring, TKO plans on releasing CH3's "One More For All My True Friends" documentary on DVD. The DVD will be loaded with extras, including a CD with new studio material and some great live recordings of the band in action.

Mittwoch, 09. Januar 2008
THE LAST OF THE NEW BAD MEN had a new album recorded. The band says, that this one is tougher than the first one. Scheduled for a March/April release. Tours in the works for Europe, Australia and the States.

Mittwoch, 09. Januar 2008
Eine REZILLOS-Tour war in Deutschland wohl in Planung! Allerdings scheiterte das Vorhaben schon in den Kinderschuhen, weil der Manager der Band aufgrund der finanziellen Erwaegung nicht einverstanden war!

Mittwoch, 09. Januar 2008
Das neue Album von SLOPPY SECONDS "Endless Summer“ erscheint am 18. Maerz 2008 auf "Kids Tested Records”.