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Freitag, 29. Juni 2007
this weeks new MP3- Punk Rock Songs on MySpace:
Two raw and rough demos from the SLOPPY SECONDS upcoming full-length release “Endless Bummer”. >> myspace.com/kingsofjunkrock <<
THE REZILLOS have added another new demo to their page. >> myspace.com/officialrezillos <<

Freitag, 29. Juni 2007
Here are some more news about the benefit gig for Paul Fox of THE RUTS and Cancer Research. For the first time in many years Paul Fox will be joined on stage by original RUTS members Segs and Dave Ruffy and will feature guest vocalist Henry Rollins plus other special guests like Tom Robinson, John Otway, The Uk Subs, Splodgenessabounds With Guest Guitar By Wurzel (Motorhead), Johnny Turnbull Of The Blockheads, Ed Tudor Pole, The Price and Tony Barber (Buzzcocks).
The special event will take place on Monday 16th July at the Carling Academy in Islington London. Support cmoes from Zion Train. Tickets are £10. Get yours fast, as people are already planning to travel far and wide.
Henry Rollins about the Ruts: “The Ruts are one of my favorite bands of all time, period. On their album, The Crack and the singles, there's not one song that I don't like. They were easily one of the top shelf bands from the entire British Punk scene and there were a lot of good bands in that scene. In the music scene where I come from, Washington DC, The Ruts were and still are a very big deal. Ask people like Ian MacKaye and others from those days about The Ruts and you'll see what I am talking about. That the band's potential was cut short by such tragic circumstances still gets to me. Their next album would have been a knockout. I am still listening to their music, which with time, has not lost any relevance but perhaps picked up some. I am glad to be part of this event if for nothing else, just to say thanks.”

Freitag, 29. Juni 2007
A new Punk-All-Star-Band is coming out of the USA. RE-VOLTS featuring: Spike Slawson and Darius Koski (both from the SWINGIN´ UTTERS), Jack Dalrymple (ONE MAN ARMY) and Paul Scavuzzo (BOTTLES & SKULLS). >> myspace.com/sfrevolts <<

Freitag, 29. Juni 2007
THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS played a career-spanning set for their Pyramid stage show at Glastonbury (June 24), paying tribute to former band member Richey Edwards.
Just before playing debut single 'Motown Junk' towards the end of their set, singer James Dean Bradfield said emotionally: "We first played Glastonbury in 1994. One of us was hammered before the gig, during the gig and after the gig. That man was Mr Richey James. This one is for him."
The trio were also joined onstage by Cardigans songstress Nina Persson, who reprised her role on the Manics recent number two charting single 'Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’.
Playing for just over an hour, the Manics treated fans to classic tracks from the early 90s such as 'Faster', 'From Despair To Where' and 'La Tristesse Durera' - as well as from their new LP 'Send Away The Tigers.'

Freitag, 29. Juni 2007
THE SEX PISTOLS - In Their Own Words (DVD and Book) is due for release by Edgehill Publishing on 17th September 2007. Runing Time: about 60 minutes.

Freitag, 29. Juni 2007
The Punk Rock Documentary “Vive Le Rock”, is now titled “Never Mind the Sex Pistols” and is due to be screened in the U.K. on BBC 3 late September (50 mins), with a DVD release via “Demon Records” planned for October (106 mins) to include a bonus 40 mins documentary titled “430 Kings Rd”.

Freitag, 29. Juni 2007
Johnny Witmer from the STITCHES got a new band together. The 10'ors featuring Jim Greco (Pro Skater, The Fuckos), Johnny Sleeper (ex-Stitches, Super Bees) & Francois (Motorcycle Boy) and of course Johnny Witmer. The band will make their debut performance at “Alex's Bar”, Thursday 06/28 (Long Beach, CA). Also on the bill THE KEVIN K BAND all the way from New York City.

Freitag, 22. Juni 2007
The secret is out! John Lydon, Paul Cook, and Steve Jones of THE SEX PISTOLS have been in the studio with Chris Thomas, re-recording “Pretty Vacant” for use in a skateboarding video game, titled SKATE. It scheduled for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year.

Freitag, 22. Juni 2007
JOE STRUMMER is to be played exclusively on BBC Radio Ulster's Late Show on Friday (June 22).
The previously unplayed track 'Divorcing Jack' was written by The Clash singer for a film of the same name, but it was never used. Divorcing Jack author Colin Bateman had kept the recording secret until now, but the song will be played in a Late Show special dedicated to the singer. Presented by Stuart Bailie, the programme will feature tributes from local fans and associates. Bailie will also replay a vintage interview between himself and Strummer. To hear the exclusive programme, tune in to BBC Radio Ulster at 10PM on June 22.

Freitag, 22. Juni 2007
On Thursday the 24th of May 2007, PAUL FOX was advised by Doctors at Hillingdon Hospital that following recent tests, they had discovered he has inoperable lung cancer. This accounts for the considerable pain PAUL has experienced in recent weeks.
PAUL wants all fans and well wishers of FOXY’S RUTS and the DUB CATS to know that, in whatever time is left to him, it is his intention to keep playing for you - as much as his health and welfare will allow.
It is with regret that FOXY’S RUTS had to withdraw from their appearance in Skegness. No earlier notice of cancellation was possible as the diagnosis was so close to the show. We trust you will bear with us at this difficult time.
PAUL would like to say thank you to the many fans who have already expressed their best wishes in the last few days. They mean a great deal.
To raise awareness for a Cancer charity the surviving members of THE RUTS are getting back together for a one off gig. Paul Fox will be on guitar, Segs on bass and Dave Ruffy on drums. Vocals will be handled by Mark (ex Savage Circle) who has been singing in Fox's Ruts plus some very, very special guests. The first name to be revealed is Tom Robinson.
The special event will take place on Monday 16th July at the Carling Academy in Islington London. Support comes from Zion Train. Tickets are £10. Get yours fast, as people are already planning to travel far and wide.

Freitag, 22. Juni 2007
News from “OVERGROUND RECORDS” - the NUCLEAR SOCKETTS CD is now maufactured and will be released on September 3rd. September 24th sees the releases of 999's first album of new material in nine years. Also due for an early October release is SUBWAY SECT'S “1978 Now”. Their legendary long lost album has been re-recorded.

Freitag, 22. Juni 2007
MICHAEL BEAL died on Tuesday 12the June at 3.50AM. He was a great cover designer and photograph. He had front covers on the early “Sniffin´ Glue”-Fanzine and worked with bands like Eddie And The Hot Rods, John Cale, The Only Ones, Johnny Thunders, Sham 69, The Wanderers and many more.

Freitag, 22. Juni 2007
“My New World” ist the first release from the EPOXIES on their new label “Metropolis Records”. The 5-Song-EP is coming out on August 21. A full length record is also in the works.

Freitag, 22. Juni 2007
Im September wird die Powerpop-Punk-Legende THE PRIVATE DICKS (Bristol, 1979) das erste Mal nach Deutschland kommen, um gemeinsam mit THE NOT AMUSED aus Berlin zwei Konzerte zu spielen. Es werden noch Clubs gesucht in denen eine Show stattfinden kann.
Die erste Vinylveroeffentlichung hatten THE NOT AMUSED bereits am 15. Juni. Die 6-Track-Mini-LP mit dem Titel “Flaunting Their Talents” gibt es als Ltd. Ed. auf “Queen Mum & Sprinter Records“.
Kontakt laeuft ueber: MySpace.com/TheNotAmused (Kidnap)

Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2007
The biographical movie about Darby Crash and THE GERMS “What We Do Is Secret” is complete. It starts with Darby (played of Shane West) creating the concept of The Germs in 1975 and ends with his death in 1980. The film shows also the birth of punk rock in Hollywood and the rise of Hardcore. It will make it´s world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sat. June 23 “Mann Festival Theatre”.

Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2007
RANCID has posted an update on the progress towards their long-awaited new album. The band´s newest addition, drummer Branden Steineckert, explained: “A lot of people have been asking me about the new Rancid record. Here's what's planned right now. We are getting together this Fall to begin writing the new record with plans to record it Jan 08. Check out the Rancid myspace or rancidrancid.com for official updates and band info”.

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Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2007
Paul Fox of THE RUTS has been taken very ill and diagnosed with an advanced and untreatable cancer of the lung, he may have only a few months left. Although he´s trying to keep working for as long as he can, this is obviously going to become progessively difficult. Therefore some friends of Paul´s are organising a benefit night for him at the Crown & Treaty pub, 90 Oxford Rd. in Uxbridge, Middlesex on the 7th July. (myspace.com/crownandtreaty) All the best Paul!

Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2007
TV SMITH & THE BORED TEENAGERS perform “Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts” - Live at the 100 Club / London” is due for its official UK release in September on “Boss Tuneage Records”,

Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2007
Die EPOXIES sind anscheinend nicht mehr bei “Fat Wreck“ unter Vertrag, sondern beim eher auf Industrial spezialisierten Label “Metropolis Records“. Dort soll im August eine neue 5-Song-EP erscheinen.

Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2007
Richard McCaffrey has updated his website with all the photos he took on day of the SEX PISTOLS last show" at “Winterland”, January 1978. (richardmccaffrey.com)

Dienstag, 05. Juni 2007
Due in September from “JUNGLE RECORDS” is: SID VICIOUS: Sid Vicious Lives! 2xCD. The majority of the 39 tracks on this double-CD are previously unreleased. Two complete nights performances; two sets a night; featuring 2 New York Dolls (Jerry & Arthur). Packaged with a lengthy, comprehensive booklet featuring a Sid Vicious timeline and Steve Dior's very candid “I was there” story of a crazy life with Sid.
Also due from Jungle in the Autumn is LONDON COWBOYS (best of) CD. Compilation including unreleased tracks. A starry guest-list: features members of Sex Pistols (Glen Matlock), Dolls, and many other luminaries who joined or endorsed The Cowboys.

Dienstag, 05. Juni 2007
THE ADOLESCENTS are currently working on material for a new record and a track for an upcoming germs tribute.