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New Records out soon on “Fat Wreck Chords”:
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES - "Have Another Ball" CD/LP out July 8th (July 4th in Germany) + THE REAL McKENZIES - "Off The Leash" CD/LP out August 5th (July 11th in Europe/UK!).
More Infos on the CD from the The Real McKenzies under: fatwreck.com/record/detail/731
+ more infos on the CD from the Gimme Gimmes under: fatwreck.com/record/detail/729


Die neue Ausgabe vom USELESS FANZINE mit 78 Min. CD-DSampler plus Button kann man für 3,85 EUR (inkl. Porto) bei info@useless-fanzine.de bestellen. Per Mail werden dann die Bankdaten mitgeteilt.

THE DAMNED are in the studio and recording a new full length.

Another reunion? Johnny Rotten wants to reform PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. Johnny: “We were like a symphony orchestra with machine guns. It would be great to revisit.”

Thieves have stolen a memorial stone for Ian Curtis, frontman of the influential British post-punk band JOY DIVISION.
The stone, bearing the epitaph “Love Will Tear Us Apart” — the title of the band’s most famous song — was taken from Macclesfield Crematorium.

CARBON/SILICON are set to release a limited edition live album. “Carbon Casino” will be released via Carbonsiliconinc.com, and is restricted to 2,000 copies.
The album was recorded on February 29 at the Inn On The Green in Ladbroke Grove in London as part of the band's eight-week residency at the pub.

Die Veroeffentlichung des Buches „KEINE ZUKUNFT WAR GESTERN (Punk in Deutschland)“ rueckt naeher. Vorraussichtlich im September kommt das Buch auf den Markt.
Kontakt fuer Lesungs-Orte ueber: myspace.com/keinezukunft

Lives clips and interviews with MANUFACTURED ROMANCE are included in the new Steve Sattler movie “Listen To London”. The film is due to be released in the UK this Autum.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains”, the 1980 movie featuring SEX PISTOLS Steve Jones, Paul Cook and THE CLASH Paul Simonon (as part of fictional band The Looters) gets it's first ever DVD release in September in the USA.

BUZZCOCKS-Saenger Pete Shelley meint, dass Bands wie fuckin´Genesis und fuckin´ The Police nur des Geldes wegen wieder auf der Buehne stehen. Bei den Sex Pistols sieht die Sache allerdings schon anders aus.
Pete: „Die Sex Pistols koennen sich wiedervereinen und ein Comeback starten, weil sie eine gute Band sind. Typen wie Genesis sind diejenigen, die rumlaufen und ihr Comeback melken. Wuerden alle Leute, die Genesis oder The Police jetzt spielen sehen, losrennen und eine Band gruenden, gaebe es keine Hoffnung mehr.
Wuerden die Leute eine Band gruenden, weil sie die Sex Pistols gesehen haben, gaebe es eine Menge guter Musik in dieser Welt.
Die Bands, die sich wiedervereinen, arbeiten mit einer Firma zusammen, die sich auf Comebacks spezialisiert hat. Diese Leute sagen: 'Wenn ihr bei uns unterschreibt, zahlen wir euch den Betrag X garantiert'. Alles, was die Musiker machen muessen, ist auftreten und spielen.
All das Merchandise, all die Sachen von anderen Bands, die einen Teil des Kuchens haben wollen - all das wandert in einen grossen Topf und zurueck zu ihnen. Das ist komplett umfassend, wie eine Lektion in Werbestrategie.“
Die Leute sollen ihr Geld lieber in andere Tickets investieren. Zum Beispiel in das 'Lokerse Festival' in Belgien am 2. August, wo neben den NEW YORK DOLLS und den SEX PISTOLS auch die BUZZCOCKS auf der Buehne stehen werden.“
Und das alles fuer nur 27,00 EUR!

THE POWER-CHORDS gonna have a new album out this month called "Think I'm Gonna" It's coming out on Single Screen Records (CD) and Screaming Apple Records (LP).

Check out The CRAZY SQUEEZE under: myspace. com/thecrazysqueeze
This is a new band featuring The Stitches guitar player Johnny Witmer, original Stitches drummer Johnny Sleeper, and early Stitches guitar player Logan. This band also features Tara from Ciril on bass.

THE NEW YORK DOLLS “Live at the Fillmore East” is out now! The album was recorded live on December 28th and 29th at the Fillmore East. It got 10 Tracks on it.

John Lydon of THE SEX PISTOLS wouldn't give a definite answer about rumours that the band were set to head to the studio, but hinted that they were considering an album of new material.
“It's a nice rumour [that the band will record another album] and it might possibly be true we are attempting to," he said. "It's like all things Sex Pistols – it's riddled in chaos.
“You know, who knows what the future will hold? Maybe no future. So far I've proved that wrong. I've got a splendid future.”

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of THE SHAPES's first recordings, all original five members, Bybuss, Helicopter, Richrads, Jee and Gee are getting back together for a short tour of the UK, this December 2008. The London date is already confirmed for the tour.
The band will be supporting The Damned at The Kentish Town Forum on December 13th.

After 13 years as Norway's uncrowned Glamour-Punk pioneers it's getting close to the end for TRASHCAN DARLINGS. They leave behind 3 full-length albums, a long line of singles and the DVD 10 Years Of Trash. The decision was made when singer Strange? Gentle late in May announced that he wants to quit due to a longtime struggle with motivation and lack of inspiration. Chris Damien Doll, Frankie Nachtnebel, Q. Ken Rockers and Andy Hunter do not wish to continue the band without Gentle, who has fronted the group since the beginning. It was a unanimous vote and the band wishes to stress that there is nothing unsaid or any hard feelings between them.
The band would like to take this opportunity to thank their business partners, friends, supporters and first and foremost their fans who have bought records, merchandise and come to the shows. It's because of you that we have kept it up for this long! The announced concerts in Norway and Germany will go ahead as planned, so everyone shall get the chance to have a solid dose of Glamour Punk before it's all over.
The last ever Trashcan Darlings concert will take place at the John Dee club in Oslo on Saturday the 13th of December this year. Tickets can be obtained through the Norwegian post office, bilettservice.no, 815 33 133, Narvesen or 7-Eleven from the 9th of August.