KILLING JOKES RAVEN POSTHUMOUS RELEASE

Killing Joke bass player Raven, who tragically passed away last year was playing with his new project Mob Research shortly before his death. Now it looks like their album will come out in March next yer. Containing guitarist Mark Thaiwaite from the Mission and Warrior Soul singer/legend Kory Clarke, Mob Research are heavy, industrial and a bit like a more metal Killing Joke.

Check em out at www.myspace.com/mobresearch69

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MORE SPECIALS

THE SPECIALS

The Specials have added further dates to their previously announced UK tour for April/May 2009 and over 45,000 tickets sold out this morning in just over an hour.  The band, who are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut single ‘Gangsters’ are thrilled to announced 3 further Brixton Academy dates and extra shows in Glasgow and Manchester.

Responding to a statement Jerry Dammers has made to the press the band have responded:   “We don’t agree with what Jerry has said, but we don’t want to talk about it, not least because it is in the hands of our lawyers.  We are all very excited about the overwhelming support shown to us, and the rush to buy tickets would appear to prove that the fans are looking forward to joining us in these dancehalls across the country next year as much as we are looking forward to playing them.”  

“nothing ever change” Do Nothing – The Specials

Live in 2009

22 April    NEWCASTLE, Academy        SOLD OUT
23 April    SHEFFIELD, Academy        SOLD OUT
25 April    BIRMINGHAM, Academy        SOLD OUT
26 April    BIRMINGHAM, Academy        SOLD OUT
28 April    GLASGOW, Academy        SOLD OUT
29 April    GLASGOW, Academy        08444 999 990 – NEW DATE
  3 May    MANCHESTER, Apollo        SOLD OUT
  4 May    MANCHESTER, Apollo        SOLD OUT – NEW DATE
  6 May    LONDON, Brixton Academy        SOLD OUT
  7 May    LONDON, Brixton Academy        SOLD OUT
  8 May    LONDON, Brixton Academy        SOLD OUT – NEW DATE
11 May    LONDON, Brixton Academy        0844 477 2000 – NEW DATE
12 May    LONDON, Brixton Academy        0844 477 2000 – NEW DATE

Tickets on sale now priced £32.50 in advance except London £35.
24 hr CC Hotline: 0871 2200 260 / online: www.gigsandtours.com
Doors 7pm except * tbc and ** 6pm.

 

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VIVE LE PUNK PRESENTS THE REZILLOS!

The Scottish new wave punks play tonight in Southampton, then London Islington Academy 11, Newcastle 17,Dunfermline 18,Aberdeen 19, Glasgow 21, Edinburgh 22 on their Vive Le Punk sponsored tour! Everyones Gone Top of the Pops!!!!!!!!!!!

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REBELLION FEST ON SAT-THE DAMNED AND MORE!

Rocking into Londons Forum this saturday, Rebellion ids the last big punk show of the year. Headliners the Damned are joined by a brilliant supporting cast including Johnny Moped, Penetration, the Yobs, Goldblade, U.K Subs, TV Smith, Radio Stars, Picture Frame Seduction, 999 and the reformed 70s punks the Shapes/. It all kicks off from 12.30. There are still tickets available. For more info go to www.rebellionfestivals.com

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SICK OF IT ALL TOMORROW!

New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All hit Londons Forum tomorrow as part of the Big Cheese sponsored Persistance tour. Other bands include H20, Terror, Born From Pain and Discipline. It kicks off at around 4.30 pm. See you down the front!!! 

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REBELLION FEST THIS WEEKEND!

Rocking into Londons Forum this saturday, Rebellion ids the last big punk show of the year. Headliners the Damned are joined by a brilliant supporting cast including Johnny Moped, Penetration, the Yobs, Goldblade, U.K Subs, TV Smith, Radio Stars, Picture Frame Seduction, 999 and the reformed 70s punks the Shapes/. It all kicks off from 12.30. There are still tickets available. For more info go to www.rebellionfestivals.com

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DARBY CRASH-THE GERMS DIED ON THIS DAY.

Well actually Darby Crash-lead singer of L.A punk legends died 28 years ago on Dec 7th 1980. RIP Darby. Of course the Germa are now reformed and still playing in the U.S without him. If you know of anyone from the world of punk, rock n roll or new wave that has passed away let us know at info@vivelepunk.net

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NEW RUBELLA BALLET

RUBELLA BALLET RELEASE NEW 24 TRACK CD ON OVERGROUND RECORDS
‘Anarchy In The U.V.’

Rubella Ballet formed in 1979 by Sid Ation (Flux of Pink Indians) on drums, however, the nucleus of the band came from the famous Crass gig where the Crass invited the audience to use their equipment and finish off the evening doing their own thing as they wanted and left the crowd in charge, so Sid got up on the drums and his girlfriend Zillah Minx grabbed a mic.

The band have become infamous for their different and innovative style of music and the shock value of wearing ultraviolet day-glo clothes to brighten up London’s east end, dark, violent, poor, ghettoized, drug dealing, working class shithole that they lived in into a different land as everywhere they went people smiled and laughed instead of wanting to kill them.

Rubella Ballet who are still fronted and managed by Zillah Minx who has, with all her friends around the world, created the whole Day-glo Death Rock punk scene.

Anarchy In The U.V. includes two unreleased tracks, their debut cassette tape Ballet Bag (1982) , the 4 track 7" EP Ballet Dance (1982), their debut album At Last Its Play Time (1985) and the 12” version of Money Talks (1985) all digitally remastered and packed in a 12-page booklet designed by Sid and Zillah.

Track Listing:
Napalm/ The Night Russia Died/ T/ Belfast/ A Dream Of Honey/ Newz/ Slant & Slide/ Me/ Krack Trak/ Blues/ Exit/ Ballet Dance/ Unemployed/ Something To Give/ Intro/ Love Life/ Tangled Web/ TV Scream/ Death Train/ See Saw/ Games Of Life/ Trial 13/ Twister/ Money Talks
 

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NEW MORRISEY ALBUM AND DATES!

MORRISSEY HAS ANNOUNCED DETAILS OF HIS NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES.

 

UK LIVE DATES FOR 2009

 

NEW STUDIO ALBUM “YEARS OF REFUSAL”

GETS RELEASE – 16TH FEBRUARY 2009 ON POLYDOR/DECCA

 

SINGLE “I’M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS”

RELEASED 9TH FEBRUARY

 

ALBUM ARTWORK REVEALED

 

Morrissey has announced three UK live dates for May 2009 when he will play London’s Royal Albert Hall on the 11th and two nights at Manchester’s Apollo on 22nd and 23rd.

 

Tickets for all three shows go on sale today, Friday 5th December, at 10am (see ticket info below).

 

Morrissey’s new studio album “Years of Refusal” will be released on 16th February 2009 on Polydor/Decca, preceded by the single “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris” one week prior. The single will be supported by two new songs “Because Of My Poor Education” and “Shame Is The Name”, the latter featuring additional vocals by Chrissie Hynde.


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DEADLINE XMAS SHOWS

The UKs fave street punks Deadline hit the road for Xmas shows this weekend at -Glasgow Rockers 4th, Halifax the Shay 5th and Camden Underworld the 6th Dec. They are currently working on new songs for the next album.  

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BUZZCOCKS HIT THE ROAD

76 Manchester punk legends hit the road on their Another Bites tour in Jan 2009.
 
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England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exeter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14
England
Bristol
16
England
Manchester
17
England
Leeds
18
England
Newcastle
19
Scotland
Glasgow
21
England
Nottingham
22
England
Wolverhampton
23
England
Leamington Spa
25
England
Norwich
27
England
Oxford
28
England
Southampton
28
England
Cambridge
30
England
London
 
For the very first time, they will be playing our first two albums only.
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MARKY RAMONE ON PHIL SPECTOR

Former Ramones drummerMarky Ramone has said that despite claims, producer Phil Spector didnt hold a gun to the band’s heads while they were making1980s’ ‘End Of The Century album’.

According to rumours Spector held the band hostage at gunpoint during fraught recording sessions. He told the NME though
"There were no guns pointed at anybody,"  "They [guns] were there but he had a license to carry.

"He never held us hostage. We could have left at any time. We had the keys.

In the video Marky Ramone also talked about the clash in political ideals he had with his bandmates, describing Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone as "fanatics".

He said, "I’m a Democrat, Joey was a Democrat. Johnny and Dee Dee were staunch, avid right wing conservative fanatics. Our political views were definitely different."

 

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THE SPECIALS CONFIRM TOUR!

THE SPECIALS

We are proud to announce that 2009 will see the live return of Coventry’s finest, The Specials.
One of the most important bands in the history of popular music and recognised as one of the greatest live bands the world has ever seen have been the subject of continuous rumours and demands for their reformation since their split in 1981. 

It would be impossible to overstate the importance of The Specials to the UK music scene.  Despite a brief career, the Coventry band lit up the late 70’s like a comet, their melding of punk and ska creating the 2-tone sound that is still today is held up as an influence by bands across the world. Now, thirty years since the release of their debut single, ‘Gangsters’,  The Specials will take to the road for a UK tour starting in April.  
 
Over two studio albums, The Specials scored eight top ten singles, including two number ones for the ‘Too Much Too Young’ live EP and the era defining ‘Ghost Town’, two Top 5 albums and spawned a retrospective list of compilation and live albums from official releases to much sought after bootlegs. The band were rightly regarded as the starting point of the ska scene that swept the UK through 1978 and, in many ways, were emblematic of their times, their songs dealing with the confusion of a country in industrial decline whilst struggling to come to terms with multi-culturalism and a new creed which became known as Thatcherism. Their re-emergence into a Britain teetering on the edge of recession and still plagued by the same divisions and problems that they so memorably highlighted in ‘Ghost Town’ could not seem more apt, the songs from ‘The Specials’ and ‘More Specials’ seeming as relevant today as they did 30 years ago.

"nothing ever change" Do Nothing – The Specials

Live in 2009

22 April    NEWCASTLE, Academy        0844 477 2000 *
23 April    SHEFFIELD, Academy        0844 477 2000 *
25 April    BIRMINGHAM, Academy        0844 477 2000 **
26 April    BIRMINGHAM, Academy        0844 477 2000
28 April    GLASGOW, Academy        08444 999 990
  3 May    MANCHESTER, Apollo        08444 777 677
  6 May    LONDON, Brixton Academy        0844 477 2000
  7 May    LONDON, Brixton Academy        0844 477 2000

Tickets go on sale 9am Thursday 11th December priced £32.50 in advance except London £35.
24 hr CC Hotline: 0871 2200 260 / online: www.gigsandtours.com
Doors 7pm except * tbc and ** 6pm.
 

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JOHN LYDON LEAVES DUFFY IN TEARS!

Following his ‘Attack’ on Bloc Party Johnny Rotten Leaves Duffy In Tears!!

Legendary singer Johnny Rotten Lydon launched a volley of ear-splitting abuse at rising singer-songwriter Duffy at the recent Mojo music awards.

The former Sex Pistol frontman was speaking to reporters backstage when the Welsh singer approached him from behind to give him a hug, reports the Daily Express.

The Sex Pistols frontman was said to have then flown into a rage, whipping round to face the 23-year-old and snarling, "You never, ever do that to me.

"Holding back tears, Duffy, who scooped the song of the year award with Mercy, fled from the scene, while Lydon, 52, declared to journalists the scene was like a "bad advert for binge drinking".

One of the insiders of the awards, who witnessed the clash at London venue The Brewery, said: Duffy came walking through the double doors into the room where all the photographs of the winners were being taken.

At that time Lydon had his back to her. But as she walked past he swung his arm around before he pinned her against the wall. She giggled a bit at first, thinking he was having a laugh, but then realised he was serious.

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DR FEELGOOD MOVIE COMPLETE.

The Julien Temple directed documentray on Canvey Island rockers Dr Feelgood is apparently now complete. Compiled from hours of live footage and interviews with all the bands members through the years it promises to bea great insight into one of the UKs gretest ever rock n roll bands. Expect a release in mid 2009.  

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