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The english newspaper “The Sun” (from Saturday, 05. Sept. 2009) includes an interview with John Lydon where he confirms, he is reforming PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. to mark the 30th anniversary of their album Metal Box for a UK tour in December.
Public Image Ltd. play the O2 Academy in Birmingham (Dec 15), Leeds (Dec 16), Glasgow (Dec 18), Manchester (Dec 19) and Brixton (Dec 21).

British actor Danny Dyer has risked the wrath of punk rock fans - by insisting SEX PISTOLS legend SID VICIOUS was "useless".
Movie tough-guy Dyer plays Vicious in new London stage production Kurt & Sid, which tells of an imaginary meeting between the punk icon and late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
He says, "The fascinating thing about Sid Vicious is he was useless. He was an idea, an image. He couldn't play a guitar or sing. He was called Vicious but he wasn't - he was a really sensitive soul.
"The only footage of him is onstage smothered in blood with a guitar in his hand. The only interviews he ever gave was when he was off his head. I think he is a mystery."

THE VIBRATORS are in the studio recording a new album. 14 new songs are on their way. Knox is back in vocal duties and Nigel Bennett is taking care of guitar parts. The band has have Pat Collier in the picture as producer/engineer.
The Album which has no title at the moment, will come out before christmas through Captain Oi! Label.

Guitarist Jo Callis leaves THE REZILLOS. The band have an e new member, namely Jim Brady, as the new Rezillos guitarist..

SEPTEMBER NEWS UPDATE FOR BRISTOL ARCHIVE RECORDS
"Sorry we didn’t have an update in August but we’ve more than made up for it this month with loads of new action.
We are always on the look out for great pics of great bands from 1977 to 1985 so please don’t sit on them at home – share them with the outside world." Please email mike@bristolarchiverecords.com
All the updates below should be live on the site by mid September at the latest – please keep checking back – www.bristolarchiverecords.com
New Releases - Worldwide on all digital platforms – 31st August 2009.
ARC103 – THE CORTINAS – ‘GBH Demos 1977’
(Previously unreleased demos recorded by Steve Street and Ange Peters at the legendary GBH Studios, St.Pauls Bristol in 1977.)
ARC105 – THE HOMECOMING – ‘Surburbon Bourbon’
ARC106 – SOCIAL SECURITY – ‘Arley Hill’
Recorded in 1977 and never before made available.
(These are a collection of very rare demos and radio session tracks lovingly mastered by Steve Street with the full support and input of the 1977 band.)
ARC107 – THE MEDIA – ‘Live at Barton Hill Youth Club 1977’
(Recorded by Simon Edwards live in 1977 and Mastered by Steve Street.)
ARC108 – THE PRIMATES – ‘Live at the Dug Out Club Bristol 1977’
(Recorded live by Simon Edwards and mastered by Steve Street.)
ARC109 – JOE PUBLIC – ‘Live at Bristol University 1978’
(Recorded live by Simon Edwards and mastered by Steve Street.)
ARC110 – HEADLINES – ‘Leaving The Island’ep
(Recorded at Sound Conception by Kenny Wheeler circa 1977/78)
ARC111 – TROPICAL HEARTS – ‘Ghosts’
ARC112 – THE DELEGATES –‘Shelter From The Hard Rain’
ARC113 – THE NUMBERS – ‘Alternative Suicide’
(The band recorded for Heartbeat Records, regrettably their only output at the time was a track on the Avon Calling LP and another on the 4 Alternatives EP. Angello Bruschini later joined the Rimshots, The Blue Aeroplanes and currently plays guitar with Massive Attack.
This album has been compiled from demos recorded by Steve Street at GBH Sudios.)
ARC114 – THE RIMSHOTS – ‘Spitting Out Sparks’
THE NEXT BATCH OF RELEASES:
THE SIDNEYS EP
THE UNTOUCHABLES ALBUM
THE INANE ALBUM
THE BEST OF FRIED EGG RECORDS ( Bristol 1979-1980)
OTHER NEWS:
Bristol Archive is currently working on a series of CD releases for the new year.
The Best of Fried Egg Records (Bristol 1979-1980) sleeve notes by Andy Leighton
Avon Calling 2 – compiled by Simon Edwards as the follow to the now legendary first album
Bristol – The Punk Explosion