B.A.D REFORM

 Legendary Original Line Up Returns UK Tour March/April 2011 (Tickets On Sale 9am Fri 28th Jan) Coachella Festival 16th April   The original Big Audio Dynamite is back! The groundbreaking rock-hiphop-reggae outfit formed by Mick Jones in the wake of The Clash will reunite after twenty five years for a series of international live dates, spearheaded by an appearance at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival on 16th April and full UK tour in March/April. March Tues 29th                              Liverpool                 O2 Academy Wed 30th                               Glasgow                   O2 ABC Thurs 31st                            Newcastle                O2 Academy April               Sat 2nd                                   London                     O2 Shepherd¹s Bush Empire Sun 3rd                                  London                     O2 Shepherd¹s Bush Empire Weds 6th                                Nottingham             Rock City Thurs 7th                              Leeds                         O2 Academy             Fri 8th                                    Manchester             Academy Sat 9th                                   Bristol                       O2 Academy       Sat 16th                                 Coachella Festival   Tickets for UK tour on sale at 9am Friday 28th January www.gigsandtours.com <http://www.gigsandtours.com>  / www.ticketmaster.co.uk <http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk> 24 hr cc hotline: 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826 Credited with popularising sampling techniques and combining rock guitars with world beat, B.A.D has influenced everyone from Beastie Boys to Chemical Brothers and Gorillaz, with whom Jones recently finished a world tour alongside ex-Clash bassist Paul Simonon. B.A.D was at ground zero of the rock/hiphop revolution, releasing their first twelve-inch single ŒThe Bottom Line¹ on Rick Rubin¹s Def Jam Records. Subsequent hit singles included ŒE=MC2¹, ŒMedicine Show¹, ŒV-Thirteen¹ and ŒC¹mon Every Beatbox¹. The original group dispersed in 1988.  A completely new line-up, known as B.A.D II, had success with singles ŒRush¹ and ŒThe Globe¹ before disbanding. Jones returned in 2005 with Carbon/Silicon and has produced a number of records, including The Libertines¹ debut ŒUp The Bracket¹. Co-songwriter and sample master Don Letts continued to direct films and videos, including ŒDancehall Queen¹ and The Clash documentary ŒWestway to the World¹, for which he won a Grammy Award in 2003. Drummer Greg Roberts and bassist Leo ŒE-Zee-Kill¹ Williams have released seven albums with Dreadzone, while keyboardist Dan Donovan continues to write and remix, working with Mark Moore among many others. For Jones, this reunion represents unfinished business; carrying on the creative spirit of the Clash, whose frontman Joe Strummer co-wrote and produced B.A.D¹s second album ŒNo. 10 Upping Street¹. The album is scheduled for a deluxe re-issue this year and will include several previously unreleased Strummer/Jones songs.    
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GONADS NEW ALBUM

 The Gonads 'Greater Hits Volume One: Plums' (Randale Records); CD and vinyl, first one hundred copies in blue vinyl. The full track listing is: Punk Rock Till I Die, Alconaut, Tucker's Ruckers Ain't No Suckers, Gob, Oi Mate, Jobs Not Jails, SE7 Dole Day, Lager Louts, Franken-Skin, Grant Mitchell, Hitler Was An 'Omo, Tattooed Love Girl, Hey You, I Lost My Love To A UK Sub, Big Balls, British Steel.    The album launch is Feb 26 at the 12 Bar, followed by a gig with Viva Las Vegas,  We're playing the 100 Club with HM Kids on March 3rd
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BRISTOL ARCHIVES-TALISMAN GIG

THE FLEECE, BRISTOL, FRIDAY MAY 27TH – TICKETS £12 – 14+ SHOW

Talisman were one of the UK’s top Roots Reggae bands in the later 70’s and early 80’s.The band’s prowess earned them support slots with acts as diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and The Rolling Stones. They have reformed with the original line up after 30 years apart to support the release on May 9th 2011 of their album ‘Dole Age’ – The 1981 Reggae Collection released via Bristol Archive Records . One of Bristol’s finest ever live acts are BACK and playing the Fleece – Don’t miss this special anniversary party!

For tickets and more information:http://www.thefleece.co.uk/listings/index.html

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GREENDAY LIVE

 Green Day   Document mammoth Œ21st Century Breakdown¹ world tour with the release of new live album and DVD ŒAwesome As F**k¹ on March 21st on Reprise Records     ³Only the most expansive and confident of bands can make shows of the scale of tonight¹s gathering feel not merely like a gig, but an actual event. Green Day, of course, do this better than anyone you care to name.² ­ Kerrang!   ³A ferocious live showŠ The melodic Boulevard of Broken Dreams and 21 Guns were great stadium moments, yet Green Day were just as effective when drawing on more ragged tunes from their early days.² ­ The Evening Standard   ³The vast crowd was immediately galvanised into action ­ singing, shouting, shoving and shunting - an exultant display of high spirits that was maintained throughout a performance lasting just short of three hours.² ­ The Times     Green Day¹s 2009-2010 Œ21st Century Breakdown¹ tour proved to be one of the most dazzling and memorable live events of recent years. It saw the trio conquer all corners of the globe and included incendiary UK dates at Wembley Stadium, Manchester¹s Lancashire County Cricket Ground and Glasgow¹s SECC.   The band¹s explosive performances and captivating energy from the tour have been captured in their new live album and DVD ŒAwesome As F**k¹ that will be released on March 21st on Reprise Records. Green Day recorded every show on the Œ21st Century Breakdown¹ tour. When it concluded, vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool sifted through the audio to deliver the best performances from their shows around the world. The final tracklisting includes a performance each from the Wembley, Manchester and Glasgow shows, as well as other songs captured at venues ranging from Dublin to Japan.   In addition, ŒAwesome As F**k¹ also includes a sixteen-track DVD that was filmed in Tokyo. No song performances have been replicated on both the album and the DVD. A deluxe DMD album will also be available with the extra tracks ŒLetterbomb¹ and ŒChristie Road¹.   A trailer for the album is available at www.greenday.com <http://www.greenday.com/> .   Released by Reprise Records in May 2009, Œ21st Century Breakdown¹ debuted at No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic, sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide and earned Green Day a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. The album includes the hit singles ŒKnow Your Enemy¹ and ¹21 Guns¹.   ŒAwesome As F**k¹ will be launched with some special UK events that will be announced in the near future.   The full tracklisting is:   CD  1. 21st Century Breakdown - (London, England) 2. Know Your Enemy - (Manchester, England) 3. East Jesus Nowhere - (Glasgow, Scotland) 4. Holiday - (Dublin, Ireland) 5. Gloria - (Dallas, Texas) 6. Cigarettes And Valentines - (Phoenix, Arizona) 7. Burnout - (Irvine, California) 8. Pasalaqua - (Chula Vista, California ) 9. JAR - (Detroit, Michigan - August 23rd 2010) 10. Holden Caulfield - (New York, New York) 11. Geek Stink Breath - (Saitama-shi, Japan) 12. When I Come Around - (Berlin, Germany) 13. She - (Brisbane, Australia - December 8th 2009) 14. 21 Guns - (Mountain View, California) 15. American Idiot - (Montreal, QUE) 16. Wake Me Up - (Nickelsdorf, Austria) 17. Good Riddance - (Nickelsdorf, Austria)   DELUXE ALBUM BONUS TRACKS  1. Letterbomb - (Chula Vista, California) 2. Christie Road - (Hartford, Connecticut)   DVD  1. 21st Century Breakdown 2. Know Your Enemy 3. East Jesus Nowhere 4. Holiday 5. Static Age 6. Gloria 7. Blvd. Of Broken Dreams 8. Burnout 9. Geek Stink Breath 10.Welcome To Paradise 11. When I Come Around 12. She 13. 21 Guns 14. American Eulogy 15. Jesus Of Suburbia 16. Good Riddance   www.greenday.com <http://www.greenday.com/> 
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NO LEMMY STATUE

A petition to get Stoke-On-Trent City Council to erect statues of Motorhead legend Lemmy, as well as former Guns N’ Roses guitar hero Slash, has been rejected.

Labour councillor and music promoter Matt Wilcox told This Is Staffordshire: "I think this idea is a complete waste of time and effort, and the petition was the wrong way for this to be brought to us. It’s actually quite selfish to focus on these two specific artists and I think there should be a more diverse monument to the range of that this city has produced." He added, "If it was a bit broader then it could be a fantastic contribution to Hanley’s Cultural Quarter,"

Build your own Lemmy statue in Stoke instead we say.

 

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EDWYN COLLINS SINGLE AND SHOWS

 Edwyn Collins Announces details of new single co-written and featuring The Drums & NME Awards Show at London¹s Shepherd¹s Bush Empire   The most uplifting guitar-pop album of the year ­ 5/5 The Daily Telegraph He¹s made one of the best British albums of the year ­ 8/10 NME Equal of anything he has ever written ­ 4/5 Sunday Times A career masterpiece ­ 5/5 The Fly   Edwyn Collins and The Drums have announced details of the release of a new single, In Your Eyes, on February 28th 2011 through Heavenly Recordings.   Co-written with The Drums, who also play on the track, the single available on 7²and download also features the B-side To Die For.   The single is taken from Edwyn¹s recent much-acclaimed album Losing Sleep, which also includes tracks co-written with Johnny Marr, Roddy Frame, Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers, Ryan Jarman of The Cribs and Franz Ferdinand and is the first long-player Edwyn¹s written and recorded since his serious illness in 2005.  Following his sold-out UK tour in November, Edwyn Collins has announced details of a one-off London show as part of the NME Awards Show season.   He will play Shepherd¹s Bush Empire on Wednesday 16th February 2011.   Tickets for the show are priced at £18.60 and are available via www.seetickets.com <http://www.seetickets.com>  and www.gigsandtours.com <http://www.gigsandtours.com> .   The past 6 months have seen Edwyn play rapturously received London shows at both the 100 Club and Queen Elizabeth¹s Hall.  

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