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PUNKSTOCK

GBH
Drongos for Europe
The Loyalties
Dead IDentities
Radio City Riot
The Ghost Notes

There will burlesque dancers- Femme Ferale will perform some tantalising brulesque shorts, stalls and a rock raffle for a signed pair of Ringo Starr’s from The Beatles sticks to give away, a 1 of 300 EVER made GBH signed Skateboards, Undergound shoes voucher, band t-s +more.

There will also be models walking around in rubber dresses with charity boxes in hand!! It should be a great day.

July 13th @ Walkabout Croydon 12-18 Crown Hill
For tickets please go to www.skiddle.com or call 0844 884 2920 £7 adv or £9 on the door. Or tickets can be bought from Walkabout Croydon.
More info at www.myspace.com/punkstockrocks.
Doors: 4.30pm

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VIVE LE PUNK IN PRINT!!!!!!

 

 Next months issue of Big Cheese magazine is a Punks Not Dead Special, with everyone from Greenday thru to the Dead Kennedys.Plus it will feature a Vive Le Punk mini magazine with classic interviews from the Damned, Ramones, Marco Pironni and more. It will hit the streets on July 23rd.

 

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STRANGLERS HITS COLLECTION AND UK TOUR!

With no less than 42 Top 40 hits spanning over 4 decades, SonyBMG celebrate with the release, this September, of a superb TV advertised collection of THE STRANGLERS works, aptly named ‘4240’. The album will be released as a single CD as well as a Limited Edition CD/DVD, featuring all of the Epic promo videos on DVD for the first time plus clips from their 2007 show at London’s Roundhouse.
 
Formed in 1974, The Stranglers’ straight-talking approach earned them the reputation of being aggressive and confrontational, a notoriety that was later embraced by the punk movement of 1977. This led to their debut single Grip and their legendary first album, Rattus Norvegicus. A whole series of hits followed including Peaches, No More Heroes, 5 Minutes, Duchess, Something Better Change, Always The Sun and their ultimate classic Golden Brown.
 
To date The Stranglers boast a total of 24 Top 40 singles and 18 Top 40 albums.
 
After re-signing to EMI in 2004, The Stranglers last two studio albums, Norfolk Coast and Suite XVI have been hailed as their best for many years, with hit singles Big Thing Coming and Spectre of Love allowing the band the rare accolade of maintaining Top 40 hits over four decades.
 
They continue to play sell out shows at home and abroad and this summer the band will play a series of major UK festivals, including T in the Park, V Festival, Isle of White, Hyde Park, Oxegen and Liverpool Pops as well as appearing at key festivals throughout Europe.
 
In October The Stranglers will embark on a Greatest Hits Worldwide Tour in support of ‘4240‘. UK dates attached.
 
Tracklisting

  1. All Day And All Of The  Night (1987)
  2. Always The Sun (1986)  
  3. Big Thing Coming (2004)  
  4. Duchess (1979)  
  5. European Female  (1982)    
  6. Five Minutes (1978)  
  7. Golden Brown (1981)  
  8. Go Buddy Go (1977)  
  9. Let Me Down Easy (1981)  
  10. Midnight Summer Dream (1983)  
  11. Nice In Nice (1986)  
  12. Nice ‘n’ Sleazy (1978)  
  13. 96 Tears (1990)  
  14. No Mercy (1984)  
  15. No More Heroes (1977)  
  16. Paradise (1983)  
  17. Peaches (1977)  
  18. Shakin’ Like A Leaf  (1987)
  19. Skin Deep (1984)  
  20. Something Better Change  (1977)
  21. Spectre Of Love (2006)  
  22. Strange Little Girl  (1982)

The Stranglers UK & Ireland Dates



June 2008

Fri 13                           Isle of Wight                            Isle of Wight Festival

Sun 29                         London                                    Hyde Park Festival



July 2008

Sat 12                          Kinross                                     T in the Park

Sun 13                         Co. Kildare                              Oxegen

Tue 22                          Liverpool                                 Summer Pops



August 2008

Sat 16                          Stafford                                    V Festival

Sun 17                         Chelmsford                              V Festival



Greatest Hits Worldwide Tour 2008



October 2008

Mon 13                         Dublin                                      Ambassador

Tue 14                          Belfast                                     Mandela Hall

Thu 16                          Cardiff                                      University

Fri 17                           Aberystwyth                             Arts Centre

Sat 18                          Cambridge                               Corn Exchange

Mon 20                         Southampton                           Guildhall

Tue 21                          Reading                                   Hexagon

Wed 22                        Bristol                                       Academy

Fri 24                           Exeter                                      Great Hall

Sat 25                          Birmingham                             Academy

Tue 28                          Douglas, Isle of Man                Villa Marina

Thu 30                          Inverness                                 Ironworks

Fri 31                           Dundee                                    Fat Sams



November 2008

Sat 01                          Glasgow                                  Academy

Mon 03                         Newcastle                               Academy

Tue 04                          Leeds                                      Academy

Thu 06                          Lincoln                                    Engine Room

Fri 07                           Manchester                              Academy

Sun 09                         Hull                                          City Hall

Mon 10                         Norwich                                   UEA

Tue 11                          Southend                                 The Cliffs Pavilion                               

Wed 12                        Folkestone                                 Leas Cliff Hall

Fri 14                           London                                    Shepherds Bush Empire

 

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PUNK’S NOT DEAD IN HYDE PARK

A host of punk stars from 1977 will line up at the HYDE PARK CALLING show in London this Sunday. Topping the bill are the Police, and included in the supports are Mick Jones and Tony James new band Carbon/Silicon, the Stranglers, and original Police guitarist Henry Padovani’s Flying Padovanis, who also feature original UK Subs bass player Paul Slack. Who said punk’s dead?

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SEX PISTOLS NEW ALBUM?

Thought punk was dead?  Course you didn’t, but if there are any doubters still out there, then the pioneers of the genre, THE SEX PISTOLS may be able to change your mind.  Frontman John Lydon and his crew are in talks over a follow up to their monumental 1977 album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’, but only if the ‘attitude’s’ right. Lydon commented at this weekend’s Isle of White Festival that he’d love to make another album but is adamant that it must come ‘from the heart’. Currently set for a summer tour of Europe, it might still be some time before we hear something new, but if you can’t wait ‘til then, then the boys are back in the homelands for a show in Hammersmith this September.  

Sex Pistols play: Tuesday 2 September at Hammersmith Apollo
 

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BILLY IDOL UK GIGS IN JULY

After over two years of absence, BILLY IDOL hits home shores this July, bringing his Idolize Yourself tour to our doorstep for just two dates.  In regards to his return, the spiky blond haired punkstar commented,

“I always look forward to returning home to the UK. British audiences are the best and as always we will rock ‘em to their core. Brace yourselves; we’re comin’!”

Following the release of his new single ‘John Wayne’ and the upcoming release of ‘The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself’ this mini tour looks pretty tasty, with Mr. Idol dusting off all the classics like ‘White Wedding’ and ‘Rebel Yell’, with a spattering of new hits thrown in for good measure.  Get those tickets fast though.
   
Billy Idols plays:
Wednesday 30 July at Manchester Apollo
Thursday 31 July at Hammersmith Apollo

 

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FROM THE JAM FOR DEC TOUR

It’s 30 years since The Jam hit our shelves with their debut album, ‘In The City’ and in celebration, the band are reuniting, at least in part, for a groundbreaking UK tour this December.  Calling themselves FROM THE JAM, this new incarnation features two thirds of the original line-up, bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler, complete with new members Russel Hastings on guitar and vocals and Dave Moore on guitar and keyboards.  Described by Paul Weller as a ‘cabaret’ act, the original front man has refused to join his former band mates for the reunion.  However, currently working on new material and promising to play all our best loved hits from the original trio, this event should be one for the records.  A must for all diehard fans of the Mod era.
   
Catch From The Jam on their December tour:
Friday 5th December – NORWICH UEA
Saturday 6th December – LEEDS Carling Academy
Monday 8th December – SHEFFIELD Carling Academy
Tuesday 9th December – LIVERPOOL Carling Academy
Wednesday 10th December – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Friday 12th December – NEWCASTLE Carling Academy
Saturday 13th December – GLASGOW Barrowlands
Tuesday 16th December – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Thursday 18th December – BRISTOL Carling Academy
Friday 19th December – MARGATE Winter Gardens 
Saturday 20th December – BIRMINGHAM Carling Academy
Monday 22nd December – LONDON Hammersmith Apoll

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HAWKWIND DO NEW ALBUM


Spacelords and acid kings HAWKWIND are banged up in Dave Brocks studio working on their new album. It will be released in 2009-to mark the bands 40th anniversary and will include a number of guests-possibly Lemmy?

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GUILFEST 2008 W/ BLONDIE, THE DAMNED, CARBON/SILICON

GUILFEST 2008 is looking pretty damn rocking this year, with the main stage headliners the LEVELLERS (Fri 4th July), BLONDIE (Sat 5th July) and THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW (Sun 6th July) leading the charge for a massive line-up that’s set to blow away the crowds at Stoke Park, Guildford. Other kick ass bands playing over the weekend include former Clash man Mick Jones’ new band CARBON/SILICON and punk legends THE DAMNED and pop punk jokers BOWLING FOR SOUP.

Also performing will be BC friendly bands such as,
SONIC BOOM SIX
FROM THE JAM
LITTLE MAN TATE
65DAYSOFSTATIC
FIGHTSTAR
THE BLACKOUT
DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL
THE LEGACY
PILGRIM FATHERS
GHOST OF A THOUSAND
TELLISON
BRIGADE
SLAVES TO GRAVITY
THE PLIGHT
SECOND SMILE
MIDASUNO
GO AUDIO
FRANK TURNER
JOHNNY TRUANT
THE COMPUTERS
THE LOYALTIES

…and loads more.

For the full line-up, ticket and travel info, head over to www.guilfest.co.uk/2008

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BIG CHEESE PRESENTS PUNKSTOCK

PUNKSTOCK

GBH,
Drongos for Europe also play,
The Loyalties,
Dead IDentities,
Radio City Riot,
The Ghost Notes.

There will burlesque dancers- Femme Ferale will perform some tantalising brulesque shorts, stalls and a rock raffle where we have a signed pair of Ringo Starr’s from The Beatles sticks to give away, a 1 of 300 EVER made GBH signed Skateboards, Undergound shoes voucher, band t-s +more.

There will also be models walking around in rubber dresses with charity boxes in hand!! It should be a great day.

July 13th @ Walkabout Croydon 12-18 Crown Hill
For tickets please go to www.skiddle.com or call 0844 884 2920 £7 adv or £9 on the door. Or tickets can be bought from Walkabout Croydon.
More info at www.myspace.com/punkstockrocks

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BILLY IDOL NEW SINGLE IN JULY

On 7th July BILLY IDOL returns with the new single ‘John Wayne’. The track marks the release on 21st July of ‘The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself’, a new career-spanning CD, Deluxe Edition CD/DVD and digital collection.

Of his new song ‘John Wayne’, Idol says, “When I’m singing it, I’m thinking about the characters John Wayne played. They were usually men with a flaw in their character or something dark in their past they’re trying to rise above before the end of the movie. So it’s not about the kick-in-the-door John Wayne or the barroom fight John Wayne — it’s more the man who overcomes.
 
The single finds the man still at the peak of his powers, working with longtime partner and guitar great Steve Stevens, and his other current band members, drummer and songwriting collaborator Brian Tichy and keyboardist Derek Sherinian. Production duties come courtesy of rock heavyweight
Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, 30 Seconds To Mars, Courtney Love).

‘The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself’
gathers together the music that Billy Idol has taken to stages all around the world, and will bring to the UK for two dates this summer:

Wed 30 July – Manchester Apollo
Thurs 31 July – London Brixton Academy
 
www.billyidol.net <http://www.billyidol.net/>
 
‘John Wayne’ is available as a digital download on 07 July, and also features on ‘
The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself’ CD/DVD, out on 21 July.

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UK SUBS FOR LONDON GIG

PEAFISH PROMOTIONS & LONDON CALLIN ARE PROUD TO PRESENT

On
SATURDAY 28TH JUNE At
THE CARLING ACADEMY, ISLINGTON
16 Parkfield Street
N1 0PS
 
PUNK LEGENDS THE UK SUBS’ ONLY LONDON GIG OF 2008

With support from

MENACE
‘76 Punk from the heart of Islington
WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MENACELONDON

THE ANORAKS
‘77 Punk with a side order of Oi
WWW.MYSPACE.COM/ANORAKSBAND

WONK UNIT
Up and coming poetic punk genius
WWW.MYSPACE.COM/WONKUNITBAND

TICKETS
£10 in advance from the box office or ticketweb.co.uk
£12 on the door
 

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SIMPLE MINDS 30TH ANNIVERSARY RECORDING & SHOWS

The original members of Simple Minds are due to work together for the first time in 27 years when they enter a recording studio in the middle of June ’08. In an event that many never thought would happen again, Brian McGee, Derek Forbes, Mick McNeil, Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, have set their aim on producing at least two new tracks that could be released later this year.

Regarded by both Jim and Charlie as a ‘nice experiment’, particularly as it falls within their 30 year anniversary, the week-long reformation is being viewed as one of many ‘let’s see what happens’ ideas that they look forward to working on over the course of the next year.

Jim Kerr said "Of course I am excited with the prospect of working with the original line – up once more. I had always believed that the day would come when we would get the opportunity to do so. The last time we worked together was on our Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call album, featuring songs like The American, Themes for Great Cities, Love Song etc, and it is still considered by many as among our best ever work. We have a lot to live up to, but we intend to have some fun attempting to do just that."

Visit www.simpleminds.com for more news regarding the June recording sessions.

The band also play 30th anniversary shows in the UK from Nov with Deacon Blue supporting:

November
27th – Manchester MEN Arena
28th – Birmingham NEC
29th – London Wembley Arena

December
1st – Sheffield Arena
2nd – Cardiff International Arena
4th – Glasgow SECC

 

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LEMMY TO HIT THE BIG SCREEN!

Iconic Motorhead legend Lemmy will have a film made about his life. The movie, imaginatively titled ‘Lemmy: The Movie’, will be directed and produced by Greg Oliver and Wes Orshoski and will feature testimonials from Alice Cooper, Dave Grohl, Steve Vai and wrestler Triple H! Bring on the Overkill!

Check out more on the film at www.lemmymovie.com

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