THE REZILLOS confirm that “No.1 Boy”
will be released as a download-only single at the end of November, with a jolly
BUZZCOCKS are hopping aboard the nostalgia train with reissues of their first three full-lengths and a tour on which they'll play the first two in their entireties.
The reissues come to the UK courtesy of EMI on October 27. Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978), Love Bites (1978), and A Different Kind of Tension (1979) all get the deluxe treatment. That means two discs per reissue full of associated singles, demos, live versions, backing tracks, and Peel sessions, some of which are previously unreleased.
Then in January, the band will hit the road for a UK tour performing Another Music in a Different Kitchen and Love Bites front-to-back and other songs from their catalog. They're calling this trip the "Another Bites Tour".
The brand-spanking new DAMNED album 'So, Who's Paranoid?' is available to buy in shops on 17th November (UK) and 12th December (US).
The UNDERTONES are happy to announce that new arrangements have been made with Union Square Music for the re-issue of the first four albums. All four albums will be remastered and reissued on the Salvo / Ardeck imprint with bonus tracks and new booklets. The re-issue campaign will also feature a 56 track 2CD anthology including 27 previously unreleased demos, live, session and rehearsal tracks.
DJ JOHN PEEL is set to have a train named after him in his native city of Liverpool. Public transport coordination company Merseytravel will launch the 'John Peel' train from Liverpool's South Parkway station at around 3pm (BST) on Thursday (October 23).
Shiela Ravenscroft, Peel's wife, will be there to help launch the train.
In a statement Liverpool band Amsterdam claimed that Peel once said his second favourite song was their composition, 'Does this Train Stop On Merseyside?' (behind The Undertones' 'Teenage Kicks' – providing inspiration for the train dedication.
Ian Prose from the band will perform the song at the launch ceremony.
Ravenscroft told BBC Radio 1: "We are just really delighted that John is being honoured with this train. He would have loved it!"
John Peel died of a heart attack on October 25, 2004.
In Cleveland, Ohio has scheduled a booking reading by Mike Hudson, PAGANS front man, on November 19th. The reading is part of the museum´s series titled, From Songwriters to Soundmen. The reading will be followed by a moderated discussion of Hudson's career with the Pagans and as a journalist. The program will close with an audience Q & A session.
PENETRATION will release their first new single in 21years on Damaged Goods Records!
This is from the DG HQ:
“We've just agreed to release a new single by PENETRATION and it's their first single since 1979! They reformed in 2001 after a 22 year break and have done select gigs over the last few years, this is from their first recording sessions since reforming, it's a 2 track 7" featuring two new tracks - 'Our World' and 'Sea Song' - and if you want to buy it digitally then you¹ll get an extra track which is a live version of 'Movement'. Cat Number is DAMGOOD 317 and it's due out in late October and the first 500 are on RED VINYL.”
New Records on Fat Wreck Chords:
Dillinger Four "CIVILWAR" CD/LP out Oct 14th (Oct 10th in Europe/UK)
Dead To Me "Little Brother" CDEP/LP out Oct 28th (Oct 24th in Europe/UK)
Swingin' Utters "Hatest Grits: B-Sides and Bullshit" CD/LP out Oct 28th (Oct 24th in Europe/UK)
Frank Kerr, better known to fans as Frankie Venom, the lead singer of veteran Hamilton, Ontario punk band TEENAGE HEAD, has passed away. Kerr died of cancer on October 15th, he was 51. Guitarist Gord Lewis made the announcement earlier today through the band's label Sonic Unyon. Kerr helped form the band in 1975 when its members were still in high school, making them one of the earliest punk bands in Canada and winning them the title of "Canada's Ramones." The group released their self-titled debut in 1979, breaking through with the album Frantic City in 1980.
Teenage Head most recently teamed up with Ramones drummer Marky Ramone to record an album of the band's classics. It was released this past April. Earlier today it was announced that the band would be the recipients of a lifetime achievement award at next month's Hamilton Music Awards.
Our deepest condolences go out to Frankie's family, friends and fans.
MAGAZINE, the Manchester post-punk legends, are set to release a Peel Sessions album in the US for the first time.
'Magazine: The Complete John Peel Sessions' is due out on November 25 and features 17 tracks recorded on John Peel's BBC Radio 1 programme between 1978 and 1980.
In Oregon CHANNEL 3 met with the nice folks at Mental Records, who are working on their own film, 'Pioneers of Punk' to be released soon.
CHANNEL 3 have a new video that is posted on their “MySpace-Site” for the song 'Scratches and Needles' that will be released on the 25th Anniversary of 'Someone Got Their Head Kicked In' BYO release in '09....Many bands on this one doing covers of songs on the original release. ('Scratches and Needles' was originally records by the Nils).
Enjoy Country Life Butter. Watch the brillant JOHNNY ROTTEN advert: enjoycountrylife.co.uk
KATE WINSLET is to play designer VIVIENNE WESTWOOD in an upcoming biopic.
The Titanic actress has been cast as the fashion icon for the Universal film about her life from the Seventies to the present.
Quirky Vivienne who has been credited with rewriting the rules of taste, will meet Kate to talk about the movie when the script is finished.
A source said: “Vivienne is a British icon and it was about time a film was made about her. Fashionistas all over the world adore her.
“Not only is she an amazing designer, she’s also an incredible character. She has managed to lead a real rock ’n’ roll lifestyle without destroying her talent.
“The script will be easy to write because her life is packed full of stories.
“Kate Winslet is an excellent choice to play Vivienne. She’ll be fantastic.”
The self-taught designer — who made her name by bringing punk fashions to the mainstream — used to own the Sex fashion boutique on London’s Kings Road in the Seventies along with her second husband and SEX PISTOLS manager MALCOLM McLAREN.
She now runs one of the most successful fashion houses in the world with a chain of exclusive shops including those in London, Manchester and Liverpool.
A Vivienne Westwood spokesman confirmed: “The script is going well and Kate will play Vivienne. It has been a long time in planning but we’re very excited that it’s happening.”
The block of flats once lived in by JOHNNY ROTTEN + SID VICIOUS has reopened after receiving a £5 million makeover. Rotten and Vicious squatted in the Number 39 flat of the New Court building in Hampstead , London in the late '70s."
And although the graffiti in the flat Sid Vicious lived in with fellow Sex Pistol John Lydon has long been removed, his initials, scratched into a brick on the corner of a communal entrance, can still be seen.
New York troubadour JESSE MALIN is to release a new live album "Mercury Retrograde - Live in New York City", recorded acoustically across two nights last December.
Having previously only sold an official live bootleg recorded in Liverpool and sold at his own shows in May 2004 (Messed Up Tonight), this is the first time Malin has put out a proper live album.
Out on December 15 via One Little Indian, the UK edition will also feature five unreleased studio tracks from the Glitter in The Gutter album sessions.
Speaking about Mercury Retrograde, the punk-poet has said: "Leaving the house and going out to see live shows is a ritual for me - a physical experience that I can't get at home just listening to a studio album. For my first ever-live album, I wanted to record the songs differently by going back to the original essence of how they were written, on an acoustic guitar. Over the past couple years I've been touring with a full band, but for this album, I wanted to go back to the way it was in the beginning and just do a stripped down acoustic set.”
In Mojo November 2008: THE CLASH - 1982. Combat Rock was being recorded and The Clash were playing their biggest ever gigs supporting The Who on their arena tour, but the cracks were starting to show. MOJO’s Mat Snow talks to the survivors and discovers the internal conflicts that were slowly pulling the band apart.
The confirmed release date for the DVD/CD “‘A First Class Return’ From The Jam”, is 27th Oct 2008 through Invisible Hands Music.
It will be available to order at afirstclassreturn.com/ and all good music retailers.
A totally sold-out and rapturously-received From The Jam show was recorded in December 2007 at London’s Kentish Town Forum, this release captures the truly electric celebratory atmosphere, the band’s pervasive love of the songs plus the incredible crowd participation and feedback
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