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Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2007
Filmmaker Colin Brunton has written in with a progress report on his upcoming follow up to legendary Canadian punk documentary short THE LAST POGO. The original half hour film was recorded in Toronto in 1978 at the Horseshoe Tavern. It captured what was billed as the last punk show in Toronto, featuring first wave Canuck punk bands such as Teenage Head, the Viletones, the Ugly, the Cardboard Brains, the Secrets, the Scenics and the Mods. The new film, dubbed The Last Pogo Jumps Again, Chacha Cha Cha! plans to track down everyone involved in the original show. Brunton commented: “We've just finished our first year of shooting. We've got about 75 hours of material, and we're going to shoot for one more year before releasing the massive documentary in December, 2008.
The hugely ambitious goal is to track down, tag and bag all 500 people that were there than night: the bands, the brawlers (it ended in a riot), the police, the fire department, and various hangers-on. And we're talking to people who played a lot in Toronto back in the day (hopefully, soon, a chat with Cheetah Chrome). There's about five directors involved, and we're shooting it -- so far -- on a nifty little Panasonic DVC camera, but we're open to other directors and other formats.
Right now we're looking for potential directors/camera operators in New York City and Philadelphia and Los Angeles and some town in Italy and Vancouver -- there's people in them there cities we need to talk to. There's no money of course, and your reward shall be in Heaven, but it's kinda fun and kinda interesting, and hey -- if you ever wanted to get started as a director, y'know, here's your chance. Big deal, but you'd get a credit as a director, and you can point your Mom and Dad to the IMDB and see your credit, and...y'know...stuff like that.”
Further progress reports on the film and contact info can be found – thelastpogo.net.

Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2007
TOO TOUGH TO DIE - A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY RAMONE, the documentary produced and directed by Mandy Stein, consists of 2 highly exciting yet emotional parts. The 1st captures highlights of THE RAMONES 3OTH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, which took place at the Palace in LA on Sept 12, 2004. The event was meticulously produced by career spanning Ramones creative director Arturo Vega and Joe Sib, and included Tommy, Marky & CJ Ramone; as well as performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dickies, X, Eddie Vedder, Steve Jones, Rob Zombie, Daniel Rey, Henry Rollins, Pete Yorn, Tim Armstrong, and Dicky Barrette. In addition, there are commentaries from Lisa Marie Presley, Sonic Youth & Seymour Stein, as well as many of the musicians.
Ironically, the event took place just 3 days prior to Johnny's passing, and thus the 2nd part of the film covers the bittersweet tribute ceremony unveiling the Johnny Ramone monument at Hollywood Forever, also the resting place of DeeDee Ramone. The beautiful bronze statue captures Johnny, larger than life, clad in his signature Ramones outfit and playing guitar. Sculptor Wayne Toth applied incredible detail to the work, giving it life like results. It premiers September 15 on Starz, but why wait?
Then there's the recently discovered 1982 performance of THE RAMONES at the 'Us' Festival. The event took place in Southern California and was an exciting 3 day extravaganza with many of the top bands from the time. The performance was professionally captured via a 4 camera shoot and recorded onto 24 tracks. Honorary Ramones producer Ed Stasium has mixed the sound for the film. The footage is amazing. The average temperature was 110, it was midday, and bets were being taken as to whether they would wear their leather jackets...come and find out.
In addition, Arturo Vega will be presenting an amazing display of band memorabilia from his personal collection, as well as from those close to the band. Longstanding tour manager, Monte Melnick will also be on hand autographing his book 'On The Road With The Ramones'.
As always, the proceedings will be hosted by Linda Ramone; and both Marky Ramone & Henry Rollins will be on hand to introduce the evening.


Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2007
Attention Ramoniacs!
George Seminara here. Dave Frey and I are finally getting to the conclusion of "It's Alive; 1976 - 1996." The Double Live DVD.
We are looking to use your pictures in a dvd photogallery featuring our heroes captured not on stage, but in candid moments.
These will be photographs taken by YOU, the greatest fans in the world!
Please limit your submission to two pictures and keep the size of the image small. For example: a 300 dpi image should be no bigger than 5X7 and a 72 dpi image should b no smaller than 8X10.
If photo(s) are used you will receive a photo credit in the DVD.
You must include the following text with your submission:
“By sending you this e-mail I hereby give Ramones Productions complete permission to non-exclusively use this content in all media forever.”
Theme - Photo Submission for It's Alive DVD
eMail: photos@ramones.com

Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2007
RAMONES have hit out at the same footwear advert Nirvana objected to, that uses dead rock stars to promote boots.
Joey Ramone features in the advert for Dr Martens along with Kurt Cobain, Joe Strummer and Sid Vicious, wearing the boots in heaven.
As previously reported Courtney Love hit out at the use of her late husband in the campaign, and now Ramone's brother has followed suit.
"Obviously, we are in the same position as Courtney Love, as well as the Estates of the others depicted [in the ad]," said Mickey Leigh. "We were never consulted about this ad. We were never asked for permission to use Joey's image, or paid for the use of it. As executor of my brother's estate I never would have approved this ad as Joey never wore these shoes. And, not that my brother was terribly religious, but the fact that he was Jewish, and this ad is not exactly Kosher, makes it that much more inappropriate, inconsiderate and contemptible."
The footwear manufacturer has sacked the advertising agency behind the advert, Saatchi & Saatchi, stating: "Dr Martens is very sorry for any offence that has been caused by the publication of images showing dead rock icons wearing Dr Martens boots. Dr Martens did not commission the work as it runs counter to our current marketing activities based on FREEDM, which is dedicated to nurturing grass roots creativity and supporting emerging talent."
However the agency have hit back, telling MediaGuardian.co.uk that they believed the campaign was in good taste.
"We believe the ads are edgy but not offensive," said Kate Stanners, Saatchi & Saatchi's executive creative director. "There has been blog commentary both for and against the ads, but it is our belief that they are respectful of both the musicians and the Dr Martens brand."
She added that the ads had only been created for a print campaign in the UK and they were now "considering the ongoing employment of the individual who was in breach of instructions not to distribute the ads further than the original approved placement in Fact Magazine".

Fxxx Off! Doc. Martens - JOEY RAMONE (RIP) Absolut geschmacklos!   Fxxx Off! Doc. Martens - JOE STRUMMER (RIP) Absolut geschmacklos!   Fxxx Off! Doc. Martens - SID VICIOUS (RIP) Absolut geschmacklos!

Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2007
PELADO RECORDS is very happy to releasing the CD version of the LP on “Rave Up” from LATEX NOVELTIES a gem from the late 70's Mid West.

Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2007
“The Future Is Unwritten”, der Film von Julien Temple über JOE STRUMMER, der zur Zeit in den Programmkinos laeuft wird am 03. September 2007 auf DVD erscheinen, zunaechst wohl nur in England.

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
The SEX PISTOLS Graphic (Music Sales Limited): “96-page softback book, graphic biography showing the rise & fall of punk's iconic figureheads, written and fully illustrated by Jim McCarthy, best known as the creator of cult comic 2000 AD”. (Due 29 June 2007)

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
Bereits in “Spider-Man 3“ stellte die Schauspielerin Kirsten Dunst ihre Singstimme unter Beweis. In ihrem naechsten Filmprojekt uebernimmt sie in einem noch unbenannten Film ueber "BLONDIE"-Saengerin Deborah Harry die Hauptrolle. Das Biopic erzaehlt von Debbies Anfaengen in den 60er-Jahren bis hin zu Blondie in den 70ern. Debbie Harry waehlte Kirsten Dunst selbst für die Rolle aus.

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
The long awaited BRIEFS DVD will be released on “BYO Records” in late summer/early fall of this year. Directed by Lewis Ingham, the film chronicles The Briefs' humble beginnings playing local seattle parties to becoming one of the most well respected and beloved punk bands today. Line up changes, major label disasters, broken down vans, and everything you can imagine in what it takes to become a working punk band in today's music world.

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
Famous U.K. based footware maker Dr. Martens has fired the ad agency responsible for the recently unveiled print / poster campaign featuring deceased punks Kurt Cobain, SID VICIOUS, JOEY RAMONE + JOE STRUMMER. The posters, created by Saatchi & Saatchi London, depicted the iconic personalities as angels wearing the famous boots. A statement David Suddens, CEO of Airwair Ltd, reads: “Dr Martens is very sorry for any offense that has been caused by the publication of images showing dead rock icons wearing Dr Martens boots. Dr Martens did not commission the work as it runs counter to our current marketing activities based on FREEDM, which is dedicated to nurturing grass roots creativity and supporting emerging talent. As a consequence, Dr Martens has terminated its relationship with the responsible agency. “

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
GREEN DAY performed their cover of John Lennon's track "Working Class Hero" wedensday night on American Idol final-show. The track is available for preview or purchase via iTunes and is set to benefit Amnesty International's campaign for Darfur.

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
An industrious (and dedicated punk zine fan) has assembled a pretty incredible archive of classic punk zines Focusing on early output from MAXIMUM ROCK’N’ROLL, FLIPSIDE, HEARTATTACK and SUBURBAN VOICE. The site has complete scans of issues dating back to the late 70s.

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
SID & NANCY, director Alex Cox’s controversial and gritty portrayal of the infamous Sid Vicious and girlfriend Nancy Spungen, starring Gary Oldman (Fifth Element, Prick Up Your Ears) and Chloe Webb (Tales of the City, The Belly of an Architect) was released as a Special Edition DVD by Momentum Pictures on 14th May 2007. The movie also includes a cameo from Courtney Love.
Although it is 28 years since former Sex Pistols’ bassist Vicious died from a heroin overdose, and 21 years since Sid & Nancy was first released in cinemas, the legend of Sid Vicious and that of the Sex Pistols lives on. This unique Special Edition, includes a brand new 60 minute documentary entitled LOVE KILLS (which was the original title of the movie), a Photo Gallery including images from the BFI archive and previously unseen images of the Sex Pistols, a Director’s Audio Commentary, and a stand-alone interview with Director Alex Cox.
Love Kills, introduced by Alan Parker, the Sex Pistols’ expert and author of Satellite Sex Pistols, Sid’s Way, Too Fast To Live and the forthcoming Sid Vicious: No One Is Innocent (Orion Books) and Expose Sex Pistols’ Wessex Studios 1977 , takes a look at the evolution of the Sex Pistols and the events leading up to the tragic suicide of Sid Vicious at the age of 21. The feature also includes interviews with Glen Matlock – the original Pistols’ bassist who worked on much of the film’s music and actually appears in a small cameo, Alan Parker, director Alex Cox, actors Perry Benson and Tony London who play Paul Cook and Steve Jones in Sid & Nancy, the punk writer Mick O’Shea and Steve ‘Roadent’ Connelly former Pistols’ road manager.

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
JOHNNY THUNDERS and PATTI PALLADIN´S 1988 "Copy Cats" tribute collection of songs is to be made available for the first time in eight years later this month. The album features their homage to artists and bands the rock pair grew up with in New York. The eclectic covers that even late DJ John Peel declared "better than the originals" include Elvis Presley's "Crawfish" and "Alligator Wine" by Screaming Jay Hawkins. Other highlights are The Shirelles "Baby It's You" which features guest backing vocals by The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde and a version of The Chambers Brothers' "Uptown Harlem" which features Only Ones guitarist John Perry.
"Copy Cats" is reissued on May 28 through Jungle Records.

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
Die deutschen Punk- und Hardcore-Vinylveroeffentlichungen der Jahre 1977-85, von A wie "A+P" bis Z wie "ZZZ HACKER", alphabetisch gelistet auf 340 Seiten! Insgesamt 540 Platten, mit zweisprachigem Review (deutsch/englisch), Cover-Abbildung, Auflagenhoehe, Tracklisting, Labelangabe und allen relevanten Details. Dazu biographische Angaben zu den Bands, Hintergrundstories und exklusive Statements beteiligter Musiker: Juergen Engler (MALE), Elf (SLIME/TARGETS), DW (OHL), Wally (TOXOPLASMA), Gerold (NIKOTEENS), Danker (RAZORS) etc. Ausgeschmueckt mit diversen Graphiken und reichlich zeitgenoessischen Fotos (u.a. aus dem Fundus von Ruhrpott-Ikone Helge Schreiber).
Ab 3.6.2007 lieferbar. Erhaeltlich bei diversen Vertrieben (GREEN HELL, BANDWORM, CORETEX, HALB 7 etc.) oder direkt bei uns. Detaillierte Bestell-Infos abfordern unter: punkwax@gmx.com
and the english version:
The PUNK WAX is now ready for order! 540 records on 340 pages, the whole world of german punk releases on vinyl from 1977-85. From "A+P" to "ZZZ HACKER", every punk vinyl record is included. Completely with picture sleeve, track listing, a review (english & german) as well as the detailed pressing facts (also in english). All the classics from back of the days like SLIME, TOXOPLASMA, BIG BALLS, OHL, KFC, DIE TOTEN HOSEN (to name just a few) you can meet inside this big book. Also the really collectible german KBD and BLOODSTAINS artists like TV WAR, TRASH, PHOSPHOR or MIDDLE CLASS FANTASIES....So if you into german punk and hardcore, please drop a line for the ordering info and order your copy. You can pay via PAYPAL or straight to a bank account. Please ask for the details and contact punkwax@gmx.com

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
STRAWBERRY BLONDES debut full length album "Rise Up" is out now for a U.K. and Europe release “Deck Cheese Records”.

Freitag, 25. Mai 2007
VIVE LE ROCK is the title of a forthcoming DVD, directed by Alan Parker. Cast list: Malcolm McLaren, Glen Matlock, Steve Diggle, Alan Jones, John 'Boogie' Tiberi, George X, Steve 'Roadent' Connolly, Alan Parker, Steve Walsh, Mick O'Shea and the Sex Pistols Experience, Scheduled to be released by Demon Vision in September. Running time: approx 100 minutes, with 42 minutes of extras.

Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2007
Casino Steel & Honest John Plain from THE BOYS have renewed their partnership in a new band. They are currently recording an album in Annecy, France for release autumn 2007 and are hoping to promote the album with a world tour.

Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2007
THE MESSENGERS are currently fine tuning songs for a new album that is tentatively slated for this fall that will be preceded by a new 7 inch on German based Wanda Records.

Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2007
“Damaged Goods Records” will be issuing a double (best of) RUDI - CD next year - no definite title yet - but it'll be a 2 CD package.

Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2007
The U.K. SUBS are currently recording a new version of their single “Warhead”. The original, which reached number 30 in 1980, is featured in the recently released film “This Is England” by British filmmaker Shane Meadows. (thisisenglandmovie.co.uk). The reworked “Warhead” will be released on five track CD which also features a new treatment of another UK Subs favourite “I Live In A Car” and 3 brand new songs. An interview with Charlie Harper is being added as an exclusive bonus video clip

Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2007
Despite seemingly calling it quits in November of last year, veteran punk act T.S.O.L. has upgraded their status to "hiatus" from "done for good." The band made this announcement: “T.S.O.L has not broken up, they are just on a long break and will probably tour again coming end of summer early fall. In the meantime Jack will be playing shows with some good friends of his. The band is called "Jack Grisham and the West Coast Dukes" they will be playing some Joykiller T.S.O.L and Gentleman Jack songs.”

Donnerstag, 03. Mai 2007
Verarschung pur! Trotzdem SOCIAL DISTORTION seit ueber 25 Jahren existiert, hat Mike Ness es anscheinend nicht noetig ein anstaendiges „Greatest Hits“-Album seinen Fans vorzusetzen. Denn was da Ende Juni auf „Time Bomb Recordings“ rauskommt ist nur als eine reine Unverschaemtheit zu verstehen! Nur neun Songs, plus einen neuen Song. Das dem Mike das nicht selbst peinlich ist! Da kaufe ich mir doch lieber noch drei Kopien vom CLASH-Album „From Here To Eternity“, als mir solch einen RIP-OFF BULLSHIT zu zulegen!!!

Donnerstag, 03. Mai 2007
„Retox" wird es heissen, das neue TURBONEGRO-Album, das am 15. Juni 2007 via Edel Records erscheint.

Donnerstag, 03. Mai 2007
THE SHOCKS legen mit „Brace…Brace“ ihr drittes Studioalbum auf „Dirty Faces“ vor. Im Sommer spielen die Shocks eine Reihe an Shows in ganz Deutschland.

Donnerstag, 03. Mai 2007
The book “Give me Friction, Baby! Turbonegro und die Turbojugend” is in good bookstore know! The book is a cool mix of TURBONEGRO history and trivia, Turbojugend-adventures and a few short fictitious stories.
To celebrate the publishing on friday, 11.5. at Roter Korsar, Braunschweig with a reading-performance and some live Turbo-Songs performed by the fabulous Ass Calators (Braunschweig).
Uta Heuser: Give me Friction, Baby! Turbonegro und die Turbojugend
ISBN 978-3-934896-66-6
The book is in german language, 350 pages, 30 pages photos.
It can be ordered at subh.de

Donnerstag, 03. Mai 2007
“It's Jay (formerly of the BLACK HALOS). I'm just dropping you guys a line to let you know that I just finished recording a full length with CC VOLTAGE. CC was the bass player for the SPITFIRES out of Vancouver here. I once played guitar for them (The Spitfires) between the first and second incarnation of the Halos. Anyways, CC has done a full length and it's just nearing completion right now. I play some guitar, CC plays some bass and guitar and Marty Peters (from the Spitfires) plays the drums. The record should be out hopefully by the fall. I keep you posted”.

Donnerstag, 03. Mai 2007
Das Archiv der Jugendkulturen plant ein Buch mit dem Titel „30 Jahre Punk in Deutschland“ zur Entwicklung von Punk in Deutschland seit 1977, das ganz wesentlich Andreas Kuttner betreuen soll. Andreas ist seit Ende der 80er Jahre als Fanzine-Autor in der Punkszene unterwegs und Historiker.
„Wir haben einen Fragebogen ausgearbeitet, mit dem wir Informationen fuer das Buch zusammenzutragen versuchen. Wir wollen natuerlich moeglichst viele befragen!“
Fragebogen anfordern! Altpunks sind besonders gefragt!
eMail an : andi.kuttner@jugendkulturen.de