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Friday, 24. November 2006
THE AUTOMATICS release a new CD single “Old River Thames” on Dork Records on 27th November 2006. “Old River Thames” was written by original Automatics frontman Dave Philp, with the assistance of Mick Rossi (Slaughter & The Dogs). Also included on the single is a new, re-mixed version of “Trash” (from the 2004 album “Forty Virgins in the Afterlife” with guitar by Sex Pistol Steve Jones), plus a hitherto unreleased track “Wonderful Day” (featuring Paul McCartney`s current guitarist, Brian Ray).

>>> the Cover of the new AUTOMATICS single "Old River Thames" <<<


Friday, 24. November 2006
Die DVD der STITCHES, die ja für den Herbst auf “TKO Records angesagt war wird kompletten nachbearbeitet. Sie soll nun im Februar 2007 erscheinen.

Friday, 24. November 2006
A who's who of punk rockers have come together for the “2006 Rock to Roll Bash”, a benefit concert for the non-profit organization Wheels For Humanity (WFH), to take place Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Key Club, Hollywood. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, Nov. 18 for $15 ($17 at the door) through all Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticketmaster.com. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to WFH. Punk Rock Karaoke (comprised of NOFX's Eric Melvin, Bad Religion's Greg Hetson, The Adolescents' Steve Soto and Agent Orange's Derek O'Brien) will be performing with vocal performances by a rotating cast including Mike Ness, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Chris Cheney of The Living End and Trever Keith formerly of Face to Face, now of Kid Stardust. There will also be performances by The Bronx, The Riverboat Gamblers, Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) and Against Me! For more information on Wheels For Humanity please visit wheelsforhumanity.org.

Friday, 24. November 2006
Mit “Give me Friction, Baby!“ legt Uta Heuser das weltweit erste Buch über TURBONEGRO vor. Auf 350 Seiten wird die Story der »wichtigsten europaeischen Band ueberhaupt« (Jello Biafra) nacherzaehlt. Die Autorin bedient sich dabei zahlreicher Orginalzitate und Fotos aus fast zwanzig Jahren. Das opulente Werk über ein großes Kapitel der Rockgeschichte befasst sich außerdem mit dem wohl durchgeknalltesten Fanclub, den je eine Band hatte: Der TURBOJUGEND.
“Give me Fricton, Baby!“ erscheint im April 2007. Wer das Buch bis zum Maerz vorbestellt, erhaelt es zum Sonderpreis von 16,80 EUR. Danach wird es 19,80 EUR kosten. Ausgeliefert wird im April. Portofrei innerhalb Deutschlands!
Das Buch kann ab sofort vorbestellt werden bei: subh.de

>>> "Give me Friction, Baby!" (TURBONEGRO, das Buch!) Out April 2007 <<<


Friday, 24. November 2006
DIRK DIRKSEN, the godfather of San Francisco punk rock and the often abrasive ringmaster of the North Beach punk emporium Mabuhay Gardens, died unexpectedly in his sleep Monday night. He was 69.
Mr. Dirksen presented acts such as the Dead Kennedys, Devo, the Ramones, Flipper, the Mutants, the Nuns, Black Flag, the Go-Go’s, and literally thousands more in the 10 years he operated the Broadway nightclub, fondly known as the Fab Mab.
Mr. Dirksen, who called himself “the pope of punk”, was known for peppering audiences and performers alike with abuse and insults.
“I’m sorry to see you’re that easily pleased”, he told the crowd at the end of one band’s performance. “You should try and show some intelligence and sophistication and not just accept any slop that’s thrown in your trough.”
He turned to the musicians, who were trying to stalk off the stage, thinking he was not going to let the band have an encore.
“I’ll give you one”, he said, “but only because the next group is an absolute pimple in the armpit of progress. Now everybody, please pay attention because it’s time to play “People Are Stupid”.
“He was super obnoxious onstage”, said Penelope Houston of the Avengers. “He would stand there with that little dog under his arm, being a target for whatever they wanted to throw. At the same time, he loved all those people. In a way, they were his family.”

>>> Dirk Dirksen (sitzend), 1979 bei den Buergermeisterwahlen von San Francisco, wo Jello Biafra fuer das Amt kandidierte! <<<


Friday, 24. November 2006
ZSK are currently collecting and editing loads of material for their upcoming DVD which is supposed to come out in February 2007. It will contain a lot of footage from the complete band history, the Videoclips for “Keine Angst” and “Alles Steht Still”, 30 minutes live performance and much more extras. On top it will contain a CD with 6 previously unreleased tracks and the audio track of the live show from the DVD.

Friday, 24. November 2006
You may have heard that CAPTAIN SENSIBLE recently set up the Blah! Party. Captain Sensible: “It's a lot of fun but the serious bit involves giving politicians a well-deserved kick up the jacksie!”
So Punk Rockers and Punkettes, join the Blah! Party now: blahparty.org

Friday, 24. November 2006
The classic album from TSOL “Dance With Me” will be re-released on November 21st at Nitro Records.

Friday, 24. November 2006
THE BLACK HALOS have just finished recording Demos for the new album, which is set to be recorded in January.

Friday, 17. November 2006
Zu Ehren von Sandy West, Schlagzeugerin bei THE RUNAWAYS, die am 21. Oktober 2006 an Krebs starb, findet am 9. Dezember in Los Angeles ein Gedenkabend statt, bei dem unter anderem Cherie Currie, RHINO BUCKET, ADOLESCENTS, THE GERMS und WHITE FLAG auftreten sollen.

Friday, 17. November 2006
Band News: “THE TIGHTS were the first signing on Cherry Red Records in 1978, we blew the Pistols 'Pretty Vacant' off the number six slot in the indie charts and were much loved by the music press and the late John Peel. We got back together for a couple of gigs last year and since then things are pretty much taking off with festival dates plus a newly discovered cult skatebaording following in the USA and a clutch of new recordings just waiting to be released. This follows the use of one of our early tracks "Cracked" in celebrity Californian skateboarder Corey Duffel's film: "Beautiful Breakdown". We have just finished mixing some tracks for our new EP which is now available on our own label. The anthemic "7707" is a blindingly catchy… unstoppable…pogoing …air kicker of a track eulogizing those we have lost along the way:
No Johhny, No Joey
No Dee Dee, No Fun
In 7707, Oh seven
No Roxy, No Vortex
No Marquee, No Hope
In 77…. 2007
"State of Nature" shows a much darker side to the band, whereas "I Can't Sing About what You Are" was written in 1977 but not recorded until 2006, so evokes more of the true spirit of '77.”

Friday, 17. November 2006
Due soon is a major publication titled SEX & Seditionaries, compiled with the assistance of Malcolm McLaren. A large "coffee table" style book, it contains approximately 400 full colour pages, and features around 600 items of clothing, consisting of Let It Rock, SEX, and Seditionaries clothing, plus rare memorabilia. Included are items of clothing previously owned by Johnny Thunders, the Sex Pistols, Helen Wellington-Lloyd, Marco Pirroni, Jordan, and others.
Includes written contributions from Malcolm McLaren, Jon Savage, Jonh Ingham, Glen Matlock, Steve Severin, and Ted Polhemus (ex-ICA Director and character witness for Vivienne Westwood and Jordan when charged for selling obscene material).
Limited to 1000 numbered, hand-bound copies, it comes in a specially made box, and contains a free CD-ROM that holds another 100 images. The price of the book will be £250 (two hundred and fifty pounds), plus shipping, and will be up for sale on eBay and Amazon soon. Published by First Edition Publishing

Friday, 17. November 2006
Label News: “We’re happy to be the first to announce that San Jose’s the FORGOTTEN will be going into the studio to record a new full length for TKO in early 2007!! The FORGOTTEN and TKO have a long history together, and we are proud to once again be making records with our dear friends. Around the first of the year the boys will be going into the studio with veteran engineer Jerry Adamo (U.S. Bombs, Stitches, etc) and TKO house producer Ron Martinez.”

Friday, 10. November 2006
Available now is the RUTS CD “Live At Deeply Vale Festival - Recording in 1979”. The CD comes with a ten page foldout booklet with lots of images of the Festival.

Friday, 10. November 2006
THE GENERATORS are finally out of the studio, and finished with the new recordings! The release date for the new record will be sometime in the Spring of 2007.

Friday, 10. November 2006
JET13 RECORDS have 2 new releases this month. The London based garage band MINISKIRT BLUES 10 inch vinyl “The Itch”, featuring 6 tracks including a cover of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates "Shakin' All Over". This one is a limited edition, pressed on black wax, handnumbered to 500 copies. The other one is from the UK SUBS, 2 track 7 inch single “666 Yeah”. Both songs are brand new, and were recorded on 06.06.2006 with the current UK line-up Charlie Harper, Brian Barnes, Jamie Oliver and Jet. The single is pressed on red transparent wax, also a limited edition and handnumbered to 1000 copies.

Friday, 10. November 2006
A new JOY DIVISION DVD has been released last week, it's called “Under Review”. This 70-minute documentary covers the entire career of Joy Division, one of Manchester and Post-Punks most respected bands. It charts the entire short lifespan of the group, from their origins in their days as Warsaw to the more well known incarnation of Joy Division. Features include rare musical performances, obscure footage of rare interviews and rarely seen photographs. Plus review, comment, criticism and insight from; Mick Middles, co-author of Torn Apart: The Life Of Ian Curtis; former NME and Melody Maker journalist, Barney Hoskyns; Ex-Mojo Magazine editor, Pat Gilbert; Manchester punk musician and author, John Robb; music journalist and author David Stubbs; and more.

Friday, 10. November 2006
THE SCARS album “Author! Author!” will be re-release in the near future. Remastered and with additional tracks!

Friday, 03. November 2006
The controversial video for U2's single collaboration with GREEN DAY has surfaced online. The promo for 'The Saints Are Coming' (the old SKIDS-classic from 1978) can be viewed at Youtube.com and contains footage of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. There then follows fake US TV reports showing hundreds of aeroplanes flying into the disaster area with headlines such as 'US Iraq troops redeployed to New Orleans'. The video ends with a sign stating 'Not as seen on TV'. As previously revealed, all proceeds from the single go towards the victims of the 2005 disaster.

Friday, 03. November 2006
Ralf Real Shock´s Comment: “The Best Punk Rock-Gigs Still Happen in London Town!
Mean Fiddler presents: “30th Anniversary Of Punk Tour”. BUZZCOCKS plus EATER + Dj DON LETTS + Dj KRIS NEEDS : + Retrospective photo / art exhibition with artwork by Malcolm Garrett and photos by Chris Gabrin and Kevin Cummins (Live at the Forum, Kentish Town, London Nw5 - Saturday 2nd December 2006. 7pm – 1am. £15.00 Adv)
In 2006, as British punk rock reaches its official 30th birthday, few of its founding fathers will be around to celebrate. One band remains as resilient in 2006 as they were earlier. It’s 2006 and here, still, are Buzzcocks.
Responsible for a string of enormous hit singles including “Orgasm Addict”, “Ever Fallen In Love”, “I Don’t Mind”, “What Do I Get”, “Love You More” as well as releasing, in Singles going Steady, “possibly the greatest A and B-side compilation of any band, ever” (Uncut), 2006 sees the release of Flat-Pack Philosophy, 14 songs and 36 minutes of true punk brilliance.
30 years after making their debut supporting the Sex Pistols in Manchester, Buzzcocks rightfully took home the Inspiration Award at the MOJO Awards, and their Christmas show at the Forum brings together a line up that celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Punk in style.
Joining Manchester’s finest are fellow residents from the Roxy Club EATER, DJ DON LETTS AND KRIS NEEDS. EATER, fresh from selling out the 100 club in September, are arguably the archetypal first wave punkers: a bunch of school kids ignited into anarchic action by the appalling influence of the utterly irresponsible Sex Pistols. School kids by day, Punk Rock luminaries by night.
Helping with the party favours is original Roxy ’77 DJ DON LETTS, doing what he does best, melting the in-house system with the best roots, ska and reggae sounds known to man, along with KRIS NEEDS who will also be spinning the best godamn music on the planet.
Also featuring a retrospective photo / art exhibition with artwork by MALCOLM GARRETT and photos by CHRIS GABRIN and KEVIN CUMMINS this is a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Punk not worth missing.

Friday, 03. November 2006
After a number of false starts, including a delayed album which was produced by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, the BAD BRAINS are reportedly back together and back on track.
Inspired by their triumphant return to CBGB's, the band has regrouped with its original lineup - H.R., guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer and drummer Earl Hudson - and are working on releasing the record as well as its follow up. Guitarist Dr.Know spoke to Billboard about the show, saying: “It was tremendous, We hadn't played in that place in a long, long time. Did you see the DVD [the recently released 'Live at CBGB's 1982']? That shit was like that [laughs]! There was so much friends and family -- it was a bit much, actually. It was really an honor and a privilege to have so many good friends and see them all. We were back together for a week; we hadn't been together for a long time.”
As for the record, he describes the sound: “There's a lot of dubs and there's some old school-meets-new school Brains, Not moderate tempo, but fast tempo. Yauch said, 'Man, I want y'all to do some old school-type shit,' so we did it like that. I want to start working on the next one, because we did that one two years ago already.”

Friday, 03. November 2006
Wegen seiner Unzuverlaessigkeit und seinem angeblichen Groessenwahn wurde Saenger Jimmy Pursey von seinen SHAM 69-Kollegen vor die Tuer gesetzt, wie Gitarrist Dave Parsons mitteilte. Man will ab jetzt unter SHAM 69 AD firmieren.

Friday, 03. November 2006
Die AVENGERS kommen im Februar naechsten Jahres erneut auf ausgedehnter Europa-Tournee. Termine folgen in Kuerze.

Friday, 03. November 2006
THE MEMBERS - Gig at London “Forum” has been cancelled due to Nick Tesco' illness.

Friday, 03. November 2006
If you haven't heard, it was the last day for Mike Lohrman's (the STITCHES) shop "Underdog Records" in Orange County. Mike: “You missed out on a lot of cheap shit if you didn't go. Anyways, thanks to everyone who came to the shop within the 15 years it has been open.”

Friday, 03. November 2006
TSOL are throwing a massive party for Mike and Ron, who are departing California for Nevada and Iowa respectively. It will be their LAST T.S.O.L. APPEARANCE in California! This big party will span two nights, and include a host of great bands like Channel Three, The Crowd, D.I., The Diffs, Hit The Switch, Narcoleptic Youth, and of course, TSOL.