IGGY POP SELLS OUT

THE IDIOT: Sam Logan strums his stuff in a bedroom performance.

When Iggy Pop says get your gear off

By GREER McDONALD – The Dominion Post

Last updated 05:00 31/10/2009

THE IDIOT: Sam Logan strums his stuff  in a bedroom performance.

 
THE IDIOT: Sam Logan strums his stuff in a bedroom performance. "Iggy commanded me, told me to strip” because he "didn’t recognise me with my clothes on”.

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When grandfather of punk Iggy Pop commanded Sam Logan to strip, he wasn’t going to argue with "the man".

The 20-year-old from Karori was one of nine New Zealand artists chosen to re-record the ageing rocker’s hit single The Passenger via a live internet connection yesterday. The group laid down their tracks as Iggy, 62, a former member of The Stooges, recorded vocals from Miami.

After more than 200 auditions, four musicians from Wellington were involved in the promotion to play with Iggy, arranged by telecommunications company Orcon.

The music and footage will also be used to create commercials and a full music video.

Mr Logan won his place in the group after he displayed his guitar skills wearing only underpants while he stood on his bed during his audition.

During his one-on-one time with Iggy, Mr Logan said "Iggy commanded me, told me to strip" because he "didn’t recognise me with my clothes on".

The New Zealand School of Music composition student said: "You can’t really argue with the man. I was the only one who got as naked as I did.

"I’m sure it was not so much my guitar playing that got me through, just me and my idiocy."

Stephanie Engelbrecht, a drummer from Mt Cook, said the experience was "pretty awesome". "He said I had a killer left hand."

The 22-year-old, who has played drums since she was aged 11, said she saw Iggy Pop perform at the Big Day Out concert earlier this year and it was "kinda surreal" to record with him.

"My mum’s super proud. I did it for her. She said, `Stephanie, please do this,’ so I did."

Professional musician Takumi Motokawa, from Brooklyn, who played marimba, said he had not heard much of Iggy Pop but "knew a few songs".

"He was very charismatic, a nice person," the 25-year-old said.

"It was an amazing experience to be working with one of the biggest rock’n’roll legends."

The recording session was also streamed live on Facebook.

The finished track will be available for viewing from November 17.

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IGGY POP SELLS OUT

THE IDIOT: Sam Logan strums his stuff in a bedroom performance.

When Iggy Pop says get your gear off

By GREER McDONALD – The Dominion Post

Last updated 05:00 31/10/2009

THE IDIOT: Sam Logan strums his stuff  in a bedroom performance.

 
THE IDIOT: Sam Logan strums his stuff in a bedroom performance. "Iggy commanded me, told me to strip” because he "didn’t recognise me with my clothes on”.

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When grandfather of punk Iggy Pop commanded Sam Logan to strip, he wasn’t going to argue with "the man".

The 20-year-old from Karori was one of nine New Zealand artists chosen to re-record the ageing rocker’s hit single The Passenger via a live internet connection yesterday. The group laid down their tracks as Iggy, 62, a former member of The Stooges, recorded vocals from Miami.

After more than 200 auditions, four musicians from Wellington were involved in the promotion to play with Iggy, arranged by telecommunications company Orcon.

The music and footage will also be used to create commercials and a full music video.

Mr Logan won his place in the group after he displayed his guitar skills wearing only underpants while he stood on his bed during his audition.

During his one-on-one time with Iggy, Mr Logan said "Iggy commanded me, told me to strip" because he "didn’t recognise me with my clothes on".

The New Zealand School of Music composition student said: "You can’t really argue with the man. I was the only one who got as naked as I did.

"I’m sure it was not so much my guitar playing that got me through, just me and my idiocy."

Stephanie Engelbrecht, a drummer from Mt Cook, said the experience was "pretty awesome". "He said I had a killer left hand."

The 22-year-old, who has played drums since she was aged 11, said she saw Iggy Pop perform at the Big Day Out concert earlier this year and it was "kinda surreal" to record with him.

"My mum’s super proud. I did it for her. She said, `Stephanie, please do this,’ so I did."

Professional musician Takumi Motokawa, from Brooklyn, who played marimba, said he had not heard much of Iggy Pop but "knew a few songs".

"He was very charismatic, a nice person," the 25-year-old said.

"It was an amazing experience to be working with one of the biggest rock’n’roll legends."

The recording session was also streamed live on Facebook.

The finished track will be available for viewing from November 17.

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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS BOOK

 KICKING UP A RACKET THE STORY OF STIFF LITTLE FINGERS 1977-1983   AUTHOR:  ROLAND LINK   PUBLICATION:  12TH NOVEMBER 2009     Stiff Little Fingers are synonymous with Ulster punk. All of the energy and excitement of the band¹s formation are captured in this examination of the early years of an Irish phenomenon. From the first meetings of future band mates to recollections of their gigs, there is a wealth of detail in this book. Including personal recollections of band members, fans and musical contemporaries, there is something new here for every Stiff Little Fingers fan as well as those with a more general interest in the punk genre. The book also features two photographic sections, capturing the band in action and behind the scenes ­ many images are previously unpublished.   THE AUTHOR: Roland Link was born and raised in Worcester, before moving to Birmingham in his mid-twenties. After touring and recording with punk rock Œn¹ roll band, Another Fine Mess, for several years he finally hung up his bass guitar and took up the computer keyboard instead. Always inspired by punk¹s Œget up and do it for yourself¹ approach, Kicking Up A Racket is Roland¹s first book, primarily written because he wanted to read a book about Stiff Little Fingers and no-one had written one!   KICKING UP A RACKET ­ THE STORY OF STIFF LITTLE FINGERS 1977-1983 AUTHOR:  ROLAND LINK   PUBLISHER:                 APPLETREE PRESS ISBN                            978 1 84758 145 7 PRICE                          £14.99 PUB DATE                    12TH NOVEMBER 2009 FORMAT                      234 x 155mm, HB PAGES                         360
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GARY NUMAN TOUR

 GARY NUMAN Live Dates: The Pleasure Principle Tour 2009  Nov 17, Brighton Dome; 18 Southampton University; 19 Cardiff Sub 29; 20 Sheffield Corporation; 21 Manchester Academy; 23 Cork Pavillion; 24 Dublin Tripod; 25 Leeds Academy; 26 Edinburgh Picturehouse; 27 Glasgow ABC; 28 Sunderland The Campus; 29 Norwich UEA; 30 Wolverhampton Wulfren H; Dec 1. Cambridge Junction; 2 Nottingham Rock City; 3 London Indigo 02.  'This album is perfect, with the killer single 'Cars' augmented by the alienated groove of 'Metal', the haunting 'Conversation' and the cyber stomp of Films'.  9/10 CLASSIC ROCK  The glacial cool of 'Metal' and the earth-shattering awesomeness of 'Car's seismically changed the wHy the world viewed electronic music.' 9/10 ROCK SOUND  Gary Numan's classic, influential album, The Pleasure Principle is being re-released as a double CD edition (featuring demos and B-sides on the bonus disc) 30 years after it debuted at Number 1 in the UK charts. The singer's single from the album, 'Cars' also climbed to the top of the charts, an achievement he's celebrating with a 16 date UK tour starting on 17 November.    'Numan's reputation has been restored lately. He's finally been recognised as an important and influential figure. Numan's importance lies in his ability to slap an earth-quaking hook on top of his glacial synths ('Cars' being the definitive example), and therefore join the dots between Kraftwerk, Bowie and Eno on one side and the rise of synth-pop, techno and industrial music on the other.' THE SUNDAY TIMES (MUST HAVE RE-ISSUE OF THE WEEK)   'What makes it so successful is its perfect fusion of electronics with more traditional elements as in the beautiful melody of 'Complex' - the first ballad of electronica, a weave of violin, viola and Moog - or 'Films', its propulsive drum and electric bass figures set against washes of bleak synthetics. Much sampled, much admired, it is an album full of astonishing ideas.' 5/5 MOJO    'Practically opening the door, making the bed sheets and brewing the coffee for Depeche Mode, it features 'Cars' - which we all know, and 'M.E.' - which we also know because it's the signature riff from Basement Jaxx's 'Where's Your Head At'. An utter thrill.' 5/5 ART ROCKER    'For once, here's a much-hyped album which deserves the hype. Gary Numan's third record was the Year Zero of big-selling synth-pop, though 'pop' is far too light a word for a sound that scared the crap out of spotty teenagers worldwide. The Pleasure Principle left people chilled to the core with its deathly-cold combination of Moog bass, digital bass and Numan's numb, robotic vocals. After listening to 'Cars', 'Films', 'Metal' or 'Engineers', you could well believe that guitar music was finished for ever. There's not a duff track on here. Highly recommended.' 4/5 RECORD COLLECTOR   'Numan's shard of cyborg malaise is 30 years-old; dispassionate hymns from an industrial Brave New World, this is one of the first electronic records to sound digital as opposed to merely synthesized.' 4/5 UNCUT MAGAZINE    'It's often forgotten that this was electronic music's commercial breakthrough. The singularity of tone-dystopian sci-fi and icy-synths still emanates Ballard-esque alienation, especially on deadpan single 'Cars'.' 4/5 Q MAGAZINE    'Numan's huge influence still remains. If you don't already own this album, there's no better time to grab a copy.' FUTURE MUSIC   The Pleasure Principle was the point where Numan became a huge international solo star, reaching the Top 10 in the States with 'Cars' and Top 20 with the album. Given the conservative nature of the music scene in America at that time and the fact that the LP didn't even feature any guitars, let alone conventional song structures ('Cars' doesn't even have a chorus), this is one of those special moments in pop music when a new idea breaks through all the boundaries. The Pleasure Principle pioneered electronic pop music on a new scale, becoming a much bigger hit worldwide than Kraftwerk or anything from the Bowie/Eno 'Berlin' trilogy. And the fact that it was so different and had such a major impact in America (crystallised when Numan performed 'Cars' and 'Praying To The Aliens' in front of 40 million people on the Saturday Night Live Show) means that there's a direct link from The Pleasure Principle to the new musical forms that were born in the USA over the next decade - namely hip hop, industrial and techno.  As the NME recently noted, 'every hip-hop production titan ever – notably Dr Dre – has nicked the opening beats from the track 'Films'. The likes of Timbaland and The Neptunes' minimal pop – comprised of just exquisitely produced drums and simplistic synthlines – are heralded as been futuristic genius in the 21st century; The Pleasure Principle shows that Gary Numan was doing the same thing 30 years previously. His influence on hip-hop, while rarely recognised, is enormous. His influence on electronic music in general is unparalleled.' When GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan's covered 'Films' last year, he was actually taking hip hop back to its roots as the track features one of the original break breats (in fact it features on the hugely influential, Ultimate Breaks & Beats compilation series) . Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren recalls his first encounter with hip hop in the early '80s: 'I remember hearing Gary Numan's 'Cars' and looking at this madly volatile black crowd in the middle of the South Bronx – my first visit to witness a party that I was invited to by Afrika Bambaataa. I, a naïve white honky, thought that it was in some apartment building, but it turned out to be this massive debris site and there in the middle of it was these guys telling their stories, freestyle, to Gary Numan's 'Cars'. My thoughts were interupted when waves parted in the crowd like the Red Sea and there, in a pool of light on the floor, came characters who started to spin and break dance. I'd never seen anything quite like it, I thought it was amazing.'  In industrial music both Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson have namechecked Numan as a significant influence, with the former currently performing the track 'Metal' on his tour. 'After hearing 'Cars' I knew I wanted to make music with synthesizers,' says Reznor. 'The Pleasure Principle is fucking great because it's so cold sounding.' Meanwhile, techno pioneers ranging from Carl Craig to Juan Atkins were grabbed by this strange, futuristic music, creating a relationship between Numan and dance music that has spawned the likes of the Basement Jaxx's 'Where's Your Head At' (samples 'M.E.' from The Pleasure Principle) and the 'Cars'-mutating 'Koochy' by Armand Van Helden. As the newly reformed Devo recently commented, The Pleasure Principle is, 'so original and cool and ground breaking and in a way classic. Like, it still sounds great today . . . like nothing sounds like that today.'  
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DANKO JONES v AXL

 Danko Jones set to go on tour with Guns'N'Roses!  It gives us great pleasure to announce that Danko Jones will be joining Guns'N'Roses on their upcoming arena tour across Canada in January/February! These are the tour dates:  Jan. 13 ­ Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre Jan. 16 ­ Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome Jan. 17 ­ Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place Jan. 19 ­ Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre Jan. 20 ­ Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre Jan. 24 ­ Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum Jan. 25 ­ London, ON @ John Labatt Centre Jan. 27 ­ Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre Jan. 28 ­ Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre Jan. 31 ­ Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place Feb. 1 ­ Quebec City, PQ @ Colisee Pepsi Feb. 3 ­ Moncton, NB @ Moncton Coliseum Feb. 4 ­ Halifax, NS @ Metro Centre  In addition to Danko and GNR, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) is on the bill as well!    Before hitting the road with GNR though they will be doing a bunch of shows in the US and Brazil. They were actually supposed to do a 10-day tour with The Damned in the US starting last week, but as The Damned couldn't get their visas in time the tour was unfortunately canceled. So, at the moment Danko are in Toronto gearing up for their first ever tour of Brazil and US dates will follow later this year.  The Brazil tour starts on November 5:th and they are playing the Maquinaria Festival (Sao Paulo), Festival DoSol (Natal), a club show in Recife and finishing it off with a live appearance on Brazilian MTV.  On November 25:th they are playing a big NHL event in Tampa in combination with the Tampa Bay Lightning - Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game and shortly thereafter they will be doing a bunch of dates on the west coast. Details to follow.  In other recent news, the first single, "Code of the Road", from their latest album, "Never Too Loud", is featured on the Saw VI soundtrack that just came out and in the EA Sports game Need For Speed Nitro (the songs is featured in the game, the trailer and in various TV commercials) due for release on November 3:rd.  Danko press photo http://badtasterecords.se/pressphotos/danko_10_09_2008_Danko-60.jpg  More details on the band http://www.dankojones.com/ http://www.myspace.com/dankojones
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CHUCK BISCUITS DEAD

This is a shock-Chuck Biscuits was a great drummer. we last saw him playing for Social Distortion at Londons Garage.

Prolific punk drummer Chuck Biscuits died Saturday after a lengthy struggle with throat cancer. He was 44.

Chuck was born Charles Montgomery in British Columbia, Canada, performing with hardcore pioneers D.O.A. before relocating to California in 1982 and joining Black Flag. Those early days in California saw him perform with a number of legendary bands, including the Circle Jerks, Fear, and the The Weirdos.

Biscuits later made his name playing for Danzig. From 1988 he performed as part of that band for their first four albums. He later appeared on their 1993 Thrall: Demonsweatlive EP which yielded the hit "Mother." The drummer performed with a number of acts from punk to hip hop, logging time with everyone from Samhain and Social Distortion to Run D.M.C.

Our deepest condolences go out to Chuck’s family and friends.

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GRANT HART-HUSKER DU CD

Here at Vive Le Punk we just love Husker Du. Well, their former drummer-the very talented Grant Hart has a new solo album-detaisl below-

 

Grant Hart – Hot Wax

Former Husker Du man Grant Hart’s first solo album of the 21st century. Features members of Godspeed You Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion. 180 Grams of Hot Wax.

Grant Hart’s first solo album of the 21st century is one of the best things he has ever done. The former Husker Du drummer and co-songwriter worked with the diverse cast of musicians from Godspeed You Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion on this new CD, Hot Wax, recorded in Montreal and Minneapolis. Grant on some of the some of the songs: the song "Narcissus,Narcissus" is my first attempt at combining ancient Greek mythology and American rock-a-billy. By merging those influences with an ice cream truck atmosphere I think I have found a style that defines this period of my career. "You’re the Reflection of the Moon on the Water" is one of the most organic rock and roll songs that I have ever written. It’s style owes a lot to my devotion for patti smith. It was inspired by a comment made by a monk during the selection process to find the next Panchen Lhama, who said of one candidate, "he is the reflection of the moon on the water but he is not the moon." 180 Gram vinyl

www.granthart.com

CLICK HERE to order on Amazon.com

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SOCIAL DISTORTION RECORDING

Social Distortions’ guitarist Jonny Wickersham spoke to recently about their upcoming plans and why it takes so long to record:

So many bands are so regular with their albums, like, every 18 months is a new record, and after awhile I just stop paying attention. I mean, how much can a band evolve and grow in 18 months? Eighteen months later they’re going to put out the same record. The only band I can think of that did that and had a lot of evolution was The Beatles.

It’s not like we’re going to start putting out a record like we’ve been listening to The Dead or something We’ve got a handful of songs right now that are finished, and bunch that we’re still working on

The band plans to enter the studio February 1st with hopes for a spring release.

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FAT WRECK 20TH BOX SET

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Fat Wreck Chords has announced their plans to release a 3xCD boxset titled Wrecktrospective. Originally announced several years ago, but finally getting released, the first cd will contain classic tracks from Fat Wreck Chords back catalog, while disc 2 will contain demo and unreleased tracks, and disc 3 will be the original 2001 Fat Club 7-inches on 1 cd.

All told, the set will feature 88 songs from Against Me!, American Steel, Anti-Flag, Avail, Bracket, Chixdiggit!, Consumed, Dead To Me, Descendents, The Dickies, Dillinger Four, Enemy You, Epoxies, Face to Face, The Flatliners, Frenzal Rhomb, Goober Patrol, Good Riddance, Hi-Standard, Lagwagon, The Lawrence Arms, Less Than Jake, The Loved Ones, MxPx, Mad Caddies, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, NOFX, Nerf Herder, No Use For A Name, None More Black, One Man Army, Only Crime, Propagandhi, Randy, The Real McKenzies, Rise Against, The Sainte Catherines, Screeching Weasel, Sick Of It All, Smoke Or Fire, Snuff, The Soviettes, Star Fucking Hipsters, Strike Anywhere, Strung Out, Swingin’ Utters, Tilt, The Vandals, Western Addiction, Wizo and Zero Down. (That’s right, we have band profiles for everyone except Goober Patrol.)

The label was originally formed in 1990 though their first release was issued in 1992.

You can click Read More for the track listing.

 

  1. NOFX – "The Separation Of Church And Skate"
  2. Lagwagon – "Violins"
  3. Propagandhi – "Back To The Motor League"
  4. No Use For A Name – "Soulmate"
  5. Bracket – "2RAK005"
  6. Strung Out – "Too Close To See"
  7. Face To Face – "You’ve Done Nothing"
  8. Good Riddance – "Weight Of The World"
  9. Tilt – "War Room"
  10. Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – "Leaving On A Jet Plane"
  11. Wizo – "Raum Der Zeit"
  12. Frenzal Rhomb – "Never Had So Much Fun"
  13. Hi-Standard – "Wait For The Sun"
  14. Snuff – "Martin"
  15. Goober Patrol – "Easy Life"
  16. Swingin’ Utters – "Windspitting Punk"
  17. Screeching Weasel – "Cool Kids"
  18. Mad Caddies – "Mary Melody"
  19. Consumed – "Brutal Truth"
  20. Sick Of It All – "The Bland Within"
  21. Avail – "Black And Red"
  22. Less Than Jake – "Gainesville Rock City"
  23. Anti-Flag – "Turncoat"
  24. Rise Against – "Heaven Knows"
  25. Real Mckenzies – "Kings Of Fife"
  26. Lawrence Arms – "Like A Record Player"
  27. Dillinger Four – "Americaspremierefaithbasedinitiative"
  28. None More Black – "Everyday Balloons"
  29. Against Me! – "T.S.R"
  30. Descendents – "‘Merican"
  31. Only Crime – "R.J.R."
  32. Chixdiggit! – "I Remember You"
  33. Dead To Me – "By The Throat"
  34. Good Riddance – "Flies First Class"
  35. Rise Against – "Alive And Well"
  36. Flatliners – "Eulogy"
  37. NOFX – "It’s My Job To Keep Punk Rock Elite"
  38. Lawrence Arms – "On With The Show"
  39. Lagwagon – "Bury The Hatchet"
  40. Western Addiction – "The Church Of Black Flag"
  41. Loved Ones – "Living Will (Get You Dead)"
  42. Star Fucking Hipsters – "Immigrants & Hypocrites"
  43. Bracket – "Everyone Is Telling Me I’ll Never Win, If I Fall In Love With A Girl From.."
  44. American Steel – "Sons Of Avarice"
  45. Nerf Herder – "5000 Ways To Die"
  46. Propagandhi – "Middle Finger Response"
  47. None More Black – "Slytherin? My Ass!"
  48. Swingin’ Utters – "A Promise To Distinction"
  49. Against Me – "You Look Like I Need A Drink (Acoustic)"
  50. Soviettes – "Multiply And Divide"
  51. Zero Down – "No Apologies"
  52. No Use For A Name – "Always Carrie"
  53. Dead To Me – "Writing Letters"
  54. Strung Out – "Alone"
  55. Dickies – "My Pop The Cop"
  56. Avail – "Done Reckoning"
  57. Mad Caddies – "Polyester Khakis"
  58. Sainte Catherines – "Hau Weg Die Scheisse"
  59. Epoxies – "It’s You"
  60. Smoke Or Fire – "Goodbye To Boston"
  61. Anti-Flag – "Underground Network"
  62. Vandals – "Underground"
  63. Vandals – "Why Are You Alive"
  64. American Steel – "Middle Of The Night"
  65. American Steel – "New Religion Everyday"
  66. Real Mckenzies – "Another Round"
  67. Real Mckenzies – "Loch Lomond"
  68. MXPX – "The Road Less Traveled"
  69. MXPX – "You Hold The Key"
  70. Strike Anywhere – "Antidote"
  71. Strike Anywhere – "Asleep"
  72. Randy – "I’m Stepping Out"
  73. Randy – "Unite"
  74. Randy – "Freedom Song"
  75. NOFX – "Zyklone B Bathouse"
  76. NOFX – "Spaghetti Motel"
  77. Swingin’ Utters – "Black Mountain Rain"
  78. Swingin’ Utters – "Outside Life"
  79. Strung Out – "Dig"
  80. Strung Out – "Lost Motel"
  81. Enemy You – "The Promise Breakers"
  82. Enemy You – "Kind Hearts"
  83. Enemy You – "Emma"
  84. Lawrence Arms – "Porno And Snuff Films"
  85. Lawrence Arms – "A Toast"
  86. Lawrence Arms – "Overheated"
  87. One Man Army – "Victoria"
  88. One Man Army – "She Wants Me Dead"

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EXPLOITEDS CITY INVASION

This years City Invasion Punk festivals  have been announced and are sponsored by Big Cheese magazine."Headlined by the long awaited return to London of the Exploited the lineup also includes the US Boms (back with Duane Peters) plus the Grit, Reno Divorce, Moral Dilemma, the Luchagors, Gimpfist, Poundaflesh, the Skints and more. Its at O2 Academy Sheffield Dec 5th and O2 London Islington Academy Dec 6th
 
 

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P.I.L EXTRA DATE

‘PUBLIC IMAGE LTD’ ADD A SECOND LONDON DATE AT THE BRIXTON O2 ACADEMY- DECEMBER 22nd 2009

Press Release:
September, 11th 2009

Due to phenomenal demand Public Image Ltd have added a further date at London’s Brixton O2 Academy with the band now playing the famous venue on the 21st and 22nd December.

John Lydon"Everything is going accordion to plan, everything I learnt about life is Norman Wisdom"

Now this 2009 UK tour will see one of the most innovative and influential bands in music history perform in the UK for the first time in 17 years.

John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Bruce Smith and Scott Firth will also tour nationwide in celebration of the 30th year anniversary of the groundbreaking ‘Metal Box’ album, kicking off at The Birmingham Academy on December 15th.

Public Image Ltd will not only be celebrating the anniversary of ‘Metal Box’ but also showcasing the unique sounds of singles such as ‘Public Image’, ‘Death Disco’ and ‘This Is Not A Love Song’, to ‘Rise’ and ‘Seattle’, with many further surprises in store.

After fronting the Sex Pistols John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978 with their experimental sound fusing Rock, Dance, Folk, Ballet, Pop and Dub PiL are regarded as producing some of the most diverse music of the post-punk era. As a band the music and vision constantly evolved like no other, culminating in an incredible live experience.

Now these 2009 December shows are set to re-create the Christmas vibe that was at the forefront of PiL’s first ever UK gigs on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in 1978 at The London Rainbow Theatre.

Lu Edmonds- Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist in The Damned Lu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album Happy? and co-writing the album ‘9’ adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound.

Bruce Smith- Former drummer in The Pop Group and The Slits became percussionist for PiL also in 1986 playing and recording on the albums Happy? and ‘9’. Seen as a drumming virtuoso Bruce Smith brought his unique style into the fold.

Scott Firth- A bass player/multi instrumentalist that has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including Steve Winwood, John Martyn, Elvis Costello, and The Spice Girls.

 

Birmingham, 02 Academy, December 15th 2009
Leeds, 02 Academy, December 16th 2009
Glasgow, 02 Academy, December 18th 2009
Manchester, Academy, December 19th 2009
London Brixton, 02 Academy, December 21st 2009
EXTRA DATE – London Brixton, 02 Academy, December 22nd 2009

Tickets on sale now. Buy online at Livenation.co.uk or Tel 0844 576 5483 (24hrs)

 

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BIG CHEESE ‘TITANS OF PUNK’

The latest issue of Big Cheese magazine is out now-its called the ‘TITANS OF PUNK’ issue-featuring AFI, a free giant Greenday poster mag, plus Jello Biafra, a look at 2 Tones revival, Paramore-and um, alot more!! Order it now at www.bigcheesemagazine.com

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RANCID BACK?

Big Cheese magazine has learnt that it looks like Rancid will return to tour the UK again in the new year-to promote Let The Dominoes Fall album. They are currently on tour in Japan.

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THE DeRellas CD’S OUT

 ***NEWSFLASH***NEWSFLASH***NEWSFLASH***HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS INVADE PLANET  EARTH***       HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS, the rip-roaring debut album from THE DERELLAS is released today.   Packing glam-tinged blitzkrieg guitars and the '77 sneer of The Ramones, HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS comes crawling from the Soho gutter and slams through your speakers. "A must-see live" - BIG CHEESE.  The album is in VIVE LE PUNK'S Top Ten.   Out today on Crushworld Records.  CRUSH0003.  DISTRIBUTION BY CODE7 VIA PLASTIC HEAD.  More info at www.myspace.com/thederellas1 <http://www.myspace.com/thederellas1>            NEWSFLASH ENDS***NEWSFLASH ENDS***NEWSFLASH ENDS*** 
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DEVILISH PRESLEY DATE.

 Hi 3D People Everywhere.   The final date of the year long Flesh Ride tour is this coming Friday in Birmingham. The band make a return to the Wagon & Horses where they filmed the sell out "Live Voodoo" DVD earlier in the year. The Flesh Ride Tour has taken in Romania, Germany, France, Ireland, as well as a 19 date UK support tour with The Damned and headline shows all over the UK.   Devilish Presley now intend to take at least 15 months off the road to write and record the follow up to Flesh Ride.   SO YOUR LAST CHANCE TO DANCE IS THIS WEEKEND.  THIS SHOW IS BEING FILMED SO PLEASE DRESS TO IMPRESS!!!   Friday 30th October BIRMINGHAM @ The Wagon & Horses 28 Adderley St B9 4ED http://www.myspace.com/wagonhorses  Doors 8pm - 'til Late £5.00 With DRAGSTER (Female Fronted Garage Punk) http://www.myspace.com/dragstersuicide   Plus DJ Happy Goth (Monster A Go Go) http://www.braindeadcollective.com/monsteragogo.asp   With Stalls & Food.   LIPSTATTOO DESIGNS Halloween Horror Store http://www.myspace.com/lipstattoodesigns   Oct 30th Flyer Here: http://www.devilishpresley.com/brumweb.JPG  
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