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Japanese pUnK rOcKeRs, THE STAR CLUB are in the studio for recording a new full-length.

After 20 years of turning out music with punk outfit No Use For A Name, TONY SLY is set to release his first solo full length. It is titled 12 Song Program and is due out February 16th. Folks can expect guest appearances from Karina Denike of Dance Hall Crashers, Darius from Swingin’ Utters and Joey Cape of Bad Astronaut/Lagwagon fame. Additionally, Tony Sly has announced tour plans for 2010 which include a west coast run with Chris Shiflett from the Foo Fighters and a European tour with Joey Cape.

Tony Sly, the new solo record out in Feb. 10

Odeon Entertainment will release a new DVD from THE SEX PISTOLS. Title: “Who Killed Bill? The Sex Pistols On The News”. This release features unseen and rare archive footage of The Sex Pistols from 1976 to now, it is a Part of the ITN Archive Collection.
It includes a huge range of material: LWT 76, John / Janet Street Porter 78 interview, Sid Nationwide 78, PiL on Check It Out, various Filthy Lucre 96 interviews including 100 Club, Pistols at the Palace garden interview, Guitar Hero 3 conference, John on London Tonight 07, and of course Bill Grundy.
Release Date: 22nd March 2010!

THE SEX PISTOLS - “Who Killed Bill? The Sex Pistols On The News” DVD

This spring MICHAEL MONROE returns with new group. The band features bassist Sami Yaffa (HANOI ROCKS, NEW YORK DOLLS) and guitarist Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS). Also on guitar isTodd Youth (DANZIG, D GENERATION) and on drums Jimmy Clark (DEMOLITION 23).
The band are set to enter the studio in the spring to record a new album for the fall.

The CD “THE BEST OF FRIED EGG RECORDS” (Bristol 1979-1980) will be out on the first day of February on “Bristol Archive Records”. It.features bands like: Shoes For Industry, Art Objects, The Fans, Electric Guitars, Various Artists and The Untouchables.

“THE BEST OF FRIED EGG RECORDS” CD (Bristol 1979-1980)

LEATHERFACE new full-length “The Stormy Petrel” is slated for a February 23, 2010 release through No Idea Records in North America and on the band's own Big Ugly Fish Recordings in their native UK. This will be the band's first new studio album since 2004's Dog Disco.

SLOPPY SECONDS “Destoryed” full-length has been remastered with ten bonus tracks. And it is out now on “Kid Tested Records”.

SHAM PISTOLS “Natural Born Killers” is a unofficial vinyl album, which include for the first time ever unreleased studio recordings from 1979. The short lived venture brought together Steve Jones, Paul Cook 8from THE SEX PISTOLS), plus Jimmy Pursey and Dave Treganna from SHAM 69. The album is also understood to include the encore from the Sham 69 show at Glasgow Apollo on June 29th 1979. (Steve and Paul joined Sham for the encore: Pretty Vacant, White Riot, If The Kids Are United, finishing with What Have We Got). Although the encore has seen the light of day more than once before, the studio tracks have not.

THE PARTISANS will be taking some "time out" during 2010, the only live date/dates being “The Punk and Disorderly Festival” in Berlin (Germany) with the Buzzcocks and Stiff Little Fingers etc., and possibly Sao Paulo/Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) in October some time, more news when we get it.


THE GERMS plan in the near future recording two songs that Darby Crash wrote with Pat Smear. "Out of Time" and "Beyond Hurt - Beyond Help". Darby committed suicide and the songs were never recorded. The original line up will be recording these "new" songs: Pat Smear (guitar), Lorna Doom (bass), Don Bolles (drums) and Shane West will be singing.

THE CORTINAS ‘Anthology’ album for Cherry Red Records is progressing nicely. Bristol Archive will release a limited edition vinyl Cortinas album with hopefully some extra special extras included.
The compilation album ‘Bristol – The Punk Explosion’ is nearing completion with sleeve notes from Shane Baldwin.
Work continues on piecing together ‘Avon Calling 2’ compiled and with sleeve notes written by Simon Edwards. Thomas Brooman CBE is finishing off the sleeve notes for the album he is compiling provisionally entitled ‘The Bristol Recorder’
The Pigs have been confirmed on The Rebellion Bill in Blackpool this year.

Would you like to meet Little Iggy? It's a question, had you been a moderately attractive person of the groupie persuasion, you may have heard backstage at a Stooges show in the early-'70s, as IGGY POP sought to engage you and his "old chap" in a nefarious act.
No more nefarious, arguably, than the latest in Ig's series of notorious Swiftcover advertisements. And while it pains us to offer the helium of publicity to an insurance company, we knew you'd want to be privy to the outrage (pictured).
From the people who brought you Spitting Image's army of latex grotesques, Pop's puerile puppet is to star alongside the, er, genuine article in a $30m rollout of new ads in 2010.
While Iggy's share of that cannot be inconsiderable, the scrawny orange simulacrum certainly does him no favours. Another admirable display of King Punk's self-deprecatory bonhomie, or just one more example of his Dignity Deficit Disorder? You decide: Iggy Pop Puppet

SWINGIN’ UTTERS are in the process of recording a new studio album. It will be released on Fat Wreck Chords and should be out spring or summer 2010. The last studio recordings were 7 years ago.

Das letzte Album ist gerade mal ein Jahr alt, da machen sich die Kanadier D.O.A. schon wieder auf ins Studio, um den Nachfolger zu "Northern Avenger" aufzunehmen; angepeilt ist eine Veroeffentlichung im Mai 2010, natuerlich auf Sudden Death, dem Label von D.O.A.-Boss Joey Shithead.
Eben dort gerade jetzt erschienen ist auch das neue Album der langjaehrigen Weggefaehrten THE POINTED STICKS, die sich mit D.O.A. nicht nur die Herkunft, sondern frueher auch diverse Mitglieder teilten. "Three Lefts Make A Right" ist die erste neue Platte der Band seit 29(!) Jahren.
Ebenfalls neu auf Sudden Death ist die Zusammenstellung "Complete Punk Recordings 1977 - 1978" von THE ACTION, der ersten Punkband aus Ottawa. Nach zwanzig Jahren Pause haben diese sich wieder zusammen gefunden und kuerzlich wieder ein paar Konzerte gespielt.

It looks like the CD from TV21 will be released around February/March on Cherry Red. It will be their first album “A Thin Red Line” (from 1981) plus all of their early singles and b-sides.

THE PIKES, a new Mod-Punkband from Berlin got their debut out on “Time For Action” (Vinyl-Version, the first 100 copies are on coloured vinyl) and “Dirty Faces” (CD-Version). Six Mod Revival/PowerPop-Tunes in the tradition of bands from the early stages. Recorded on analogue equipment and produced by Smail / The Shocks.

Music publisher Omnibus Press has released a new book covering the history of hardcore pioneers,BLACK FLAG. The book is titled “Spray Paint The Walls: The Story of Black Flag” and is out since November 2009.
Assembled by Stevie Chick, the book features older interviews with Henry Rollins and Greg Ginn and a new interview with Chuck Dukowski. According to SST Records-affiliated Joe Carducci,
The story, laid out from the band's earliest practices in 1976 to its end ten years later, makes a far more dramatic book than the usual shelf-fillers with their stretch to make the empty stories of various chart-toppers sound exciting and crucial and against the odds.

This is a full length CD release from Southend’s finest MOD band…. Starting off life as “Idiot”, but after a false start the band re-grouped from a four piece down to a three piece and started playing all the local haunts. Then after a few choice gigs, London beckoned! The band realised they had found their audience and built up a loyal following of up and coming parka clad fans from the newly formed Mod phenomenon that was sweeping the country… From 1979 to 1981 the band played their hearts out to packed venues.
In this period, the band released one cult status single on local ‘No Pap’ Label which has now become quite a collectable single. Sadly the band imploded in 1981, Rob the main song writer ended up emigrating to downunder, Dave the drummer sadly died a few years ago from Cancer and Guy has been playing with Pink Floyd for the last 15 years.
This brilliant and over due release features both sides of the single, unreleased studio tracks and choice live tracks.
Comes with an eight page booklet with rare photos and sleeve notes by their ex manager Roger Allen.