STRANGLER HUGHS’ US TOUR

Hugh Cornwell is a man of the people! The original vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter for punk and new-wave legends The Stranglers, will be touring the US this September and playing The Stranglers’ classics and his new album Hooverdam.

He has made Hooverdam available for free download to anyone and everyone right now on his website www.hughcornwell.com! The site can be viewed in twelve languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Mandarin, Turkish, Italian and Japanese), making Hugh’s music freely available to most of the world’s population.

Physical copies will be available on vinyl and as a triple-sleeved digi-pak CD/DVD, which will contain Hugh’s film "Blueprint", featuring live studio performance inter-spliced with an interview with Hugh at the Tate Gallery in London. Both Hooverdam and "Blueprint" were recorded in Toerag Studios with producer Liam Watson (best known for producing the White Stripes‘ Elephant).

See Hugh Cornwell on Tour in September:

09/08: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09/09: Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
09/10: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
09/11: Bordentown, NJ @ The Record Collector
09/12: New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
09/13: Boston, MA @ TT The Bear’s Place
09/15: Montreal, PQ @ TBA
09/16: Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood
09/17: Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
09/18: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
09/20: Chicago, IL @ The Abbey

 

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MOTORDAMNEDSCHOOL!

Motorhead team up with the Damned and Girlschool on tour  this November in the UK.

Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee will head out for a 15-date tour starting on November 11. It’s another reunion with Girlschool, with whom they recorded a mixed-band Valentine’s Day Massacre EP as HeadGirl in 1980. But it’s the first outing with punk heroes the Damned, who released the UK’s first official punk single, New Roseand who Lemmy played with briefly as the Doomed. Its a bomber!!!!!!!!!!!.

Tickets are already on sale for the tour, which is listed as follows:

11/11 Plymouth Pavillion
12/11 Bristol Colston Hall
13/11 Newport Centre
15/11 Swindon Oasis
16/11 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
17/11 Newcastle City Hall
19/11 Glasgow Academy
20/11 Leeds Academy
21/11 Manchester Apollo
23/11 Cambridge Corn Exchange
24/11 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
25/11 Portsmouth Guildhall
27/11 Bournemouth Solent Hall
28/11 Hammersmith HMV Apollo
29/11 Wolverhampton Civic Hall

 

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ROXY CLUB REUNION

"Bored Teenagers #5 Launch Party"

Wilmington Arms
69 Roseberry Ave
Clerkenwell
London EC1R 4RL

on Friday 11th September 2009

Featuring 5 Original Bands from the golden age of 1977

"BLITZ" (two original members from the old Roxy band)

"OPEN SORE" (three original members from the old Roxy band plus two from ‘Tubeway Patrol’)

"THE TARTS" (three original members from the old Roxy band THAT include "Max Splodge on drums)

"T.H.E. (PETE NEWNHAM)" (two original members from the old Roxy band ‘Tiger Ashby’ and EX ‘Cockney Rebel’ member)

"THE NEGATIVES" (three original members from the band that released "Stake Out" & "Love Is Not Real")

 

Bought to you by the Bored Teenagers website.

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DR FEELGOODS OIL CITY

Dr Feelgood go down to the jetty …again


FOOTAGE of legendary south Essex band Dr Feelgood playing at the Kursaal in Southend is being projected on the side of giant oil storage tanks as the backdrop for a new documentary.

Oil City: The True Story of Dr Feelgood is the working title of a film about the background to the band and their rise to fame in the mid-Seventies.

The film is being directed by filmmaker Julien Temple – best known for his work on punk band the Sex Pistols’ The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle movie.

"We’re trying to capture the essence of what Dr Feelgood was all about and what it was like coming off Canvey at that time," said Richard England, one of the film’s executive producers.

"We’re talking to local people and filming on Canvey.

As part of it, we projected the live footage from 1975 on the Oikos tanks.

"It looked amazing as we interviewed the three remaining members in front of it."

The film examines the history of the band in their Seventies heyday, when their massive-selling live album, Stupidity, spent six weeks at number one over Christmas, 1976.

Original members Wilko Johnson, John B Sparks and John "Big Figure" Martin were interviewed in front of the oil tanks for the film, which ends with the story of the intimely death from cancer of lead singer Lee Brilleaux in 1994.

Mr England said: "About a year ago I was having a conversation with their manager, Chris Fenwick and we were looking at some old footage of Dr Feelgood performing at the Kursaal.

"It then evolved that we should make a film about their classic period in the early Seventies and Eighties.

"At the height of their powers, they were breaking out all over the place.

"They influenced the Boomtown Rats and the punk era. The next step is to talk to people like Bob Geldof, Clem Burke of Blondie, and John Lydon."

The film will also look at the history of the island, including the 1953 floods.

The filmmakers are following in the footsteps of Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe, who interviewed Geldof, Burke and others and met the surviving original Feelgoods on Canvey for a tribute documentary, broadcast last year.

The filmmakers are also travelling to Leigh, Southend and continental Europe to talk to people influenced by the band. The aim is to release the film on DVD, either at the end of this year or in early 2009.

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MOTORHEAD GO BULLDOG!

***MOTÖRHEAD & UFO TO HEADLINE BULLDOG BASH 2009

AUGUST 6th, 7th 8th & 9th***

 

“The Bulldog Bash is in a league of its own, easily ranking among the best festivals in the world, if not actually taking that crown and sticking a nitrous kit on it to see how fast it will go.” Mörat, Kerrang! August 26th 2006.

 

Legendary British rockers Motörhead and UFO have been confirmed to headline the 23rd annual Bulldog Bash, which takes place August 6th, 7th 8th, & 9th at the festival’s usual site at Shakespeare County Raceway, Long Marston, near Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire.

 

Motörhead’s awesome, searing live set on Saturday August 8th will be the closing highlight of a weekend of hard rock heaven, headlined on Friday August 7th by UFO, with a fantastic line-up of established support acts on the main stage, complemented by a host of exciting up-and-comers on the second, Area81 Rock Club stage.

 

Fronted by the iconic Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead, one of rock history’s most pivotal bands, have spent the last few decades bringing the house down with their blistering, blitzkrieg punk-metal juggernaut of a live show since their inception in 1975. If there is one musician who has succeeded in transporting the zeitgeist of the founder days of rock ‘n’ roll to the year 2009, it’s got to be Lemmy. He lives his philosophy uncompromisingly, his bourbon-soaked skin featuring the unambiguous tattoo that sums up his life like no other motto: ”Born to lose – live to win”.

 

‘Motorizer’, the band’s latest album, blasted into the UK album charts at 32 in September 2008. The Sun’s album review stated “Putting even Keith Richards to shame for hard living, Lemmy is the very epitome of of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. He’s the leader of Motörhead, the loudest hard rock band in history, a band who are more like infamous Wild West outlaws than musicians. ‘Motorizer’ is their 24th studio album. ‘Runaround Man’s pounding pace is hard to keep up with, with Lemmy’s graveled tones on belting form, while ‘Rock Out’ does exactly what it says on the tin – with the accelerator on the floor. This is a GREAT Motörhead album”. Previous enormously successful albums include “No Sleep ‘til Hammersmith” and “Ace of Spades” the title track of which is probably one of the best known heavy metal tracks of all time. Motörhead have even been awarded a much-coveted Grammy Award – for best metal performance – in 2005, while Lemmy was awarded the Mojo Icon Award in 2008. 4moreinfo – www.imotorhead.com

 

UFO, the massively successful multi-million selling classic British metal band who were formed in 1969, headline the main stage on Friday August 7th. UFO’s latest studio album, ‘The Visitor’, was released June 2009 to ecstatic reviews. Awarding it 8/10, Classic Rock’s Geoff Barton wrote “This year marks UFO’s 40th anniversary. But instead of the usual bells-and-whistles box sets and career spanning DVDs, we get something rather more prosaic by way of celebration: a brand new studio album. Frontman Phil Mogg doesn’t want to go down the nostalgia route and believes UFO still have plenty to offer in the new-music stakes.  Listening to ‘The Visitor’, it’s difficult to argue with this game-plan. Kicking off with the pulsing and passionate ‘Saving Me’, the 61-year old Mogg rolls back the years and puts in a vocal display on a par with his ‘Strangers In The Night’ heyday. There’s a Southern Rock and/or country flavour to several of the tracks (‘Stop Breaking Down’ begins like ZZ Top, ‘Rock Ready’ kicks off with some hoedown guitar), evidence of a slight tweaking of UFO’s sound. Throughout, American guitarist Vinnie Moore eschews his shreddy past to deliver a mature, commanding performance, contributing a wealth of sublime guitar solos. From the straight-shootin’ ‘Villains & Thieves’ to the pedal-to-the-metal appeal of ‘Hell Driver’, this is nigh on faultless.” 4moreinfo – www.ufo-music.info

 

Special guests on Saturday August 8th are Nico’s Alchemy, who released their debut album, ‘Fundamental Darkness’, in February 2009 to rave reviews. Guitar Techniques awarded it 5/5 and made it album of the month, stating; “Nico Tamburella is the man in question here – as lead guitarist, songwriter and driving force of this quartet, it’s from him that the band gets its name. The other band members help to generate the alchemy by performing their perspective roles with force and inspiration. This is a hard rocking sound that owes its roots to the 70’s…The material is as strong as the sound of the band: tight, concise and varied enough to please all.” 4moreinfo – www.nicosalchemy.com

 

Special guests on Friday August 7th are Oliver/Dawson Saxon, formed by two founder members of Saxon, guitarist Graham Oliver and bassist Steve Dawson, who always bring the house down with a select selection of songs from Saxon’s incredibly successful days in the early 80’s, which they co-wrote when the band were at the forefront of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Fronted by ex-Hurricane, Madam X, Shame and Shy vocalist John ‘Wardi’ Ward, the line-up also includes former Saracen guitarist Haydn Conway and ex-Saxon drummer Nigel Durham. 4moreinfo – www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecomods

 

Opening proceedings on the evening of Thursday August 6th will be top tribute bands Stingchronicity (The Police), (6.30 – 7.30) Metallica UK (8.00 – 9.00) and Hells Bells (AC/DC) [9.30 – 11.00pm].

 

The full main stage line-up:-

 

Friday August 7th

 

9.30 – 11.00       UFO

8.00 – 9.00         OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON

6.40 – 7.40         NEVER THE BRIDE

5.35 – 6.20         LE CHAT NOIR

4.45 – 5.15         THE CULPRIT

3.55 – 4.25         HAMMERLOCK

 

Saturday August 8th

 

9.30 – 11.00       MOTORHEAD

8.00 – 9.00         NICO’s ALCHEMY

6.55 – 7.40         THE QUAILS

5.50 – 6.35         TYLA AND THE DOGS

4.45 – 5.30         LOUIS BARABBAS & THE BEDLAM SIX

4.00 – 4.30         ADAM BOMB

 

The second, Area81 Rock Club stage, predominantly features the following up and coming bands who have showcased at Bristol’s underground Area81 Rock club and impressed:- Hellbound, Big Num, Zombie Met Girl, The Buffalo Kings, Voodoo Johnson, Fury UK, Desert Storm, Imicus, Somnus, Riot Noise, The Leftovers, Smackla, Futs Lung, The Original Sinners, Psychowrath, Pickups N Pitchforks and Switchblade.

 

The Bulldog Bash is widely acknowledged as the safest live music festival in Britain – but it is much, much more than just a gig; The Bulldog Bash is the best biker event in Europe. A huge variety of non-musical attractions includes jet-force cars and rocket propelled bikes hurtling down the drag strip, huge custom bike and car exhibitions, an awesome dance tent, a topless bike (& anything else) wash, Ken Fox’s world famous ‘Wall Of Death’ show, wrestling bouts, a veritable village of stalls selling all kinds of biking and alternative lifestyle kit and loads of ludicrous white-knuckle rides. There really is more to do than you can shake a stick at!

 

www.bulldogbash.com

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MICK JONES CLASH MUSEUM

The Clash featuring Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Pete Howard and Joe Strummer

The Clashs’ Mick Jones is holding his ‘Rock n Roll Public Library’ again 

The Clash’s Mick Jones opens rock’n’roll public library

The former Clash guitarist has put on display his Aladdin’s cave of music memorabilia from the past 30 years

The Clash featuring Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Pete Howard and Joe Strummer

The Clash in 1983 … Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Pete Howard and Joe Strummer. Photograph: Getty Images/Hulton Archive

Mick Jones has turned from punk rock to museum curation, opening his collection of vintage music memorabilia to the public. Temporarily on display at London’s Chelsea Space gallery, the former Clash guitarist said he hopes to find a permanent site for his archive.

"I started collecting things when I was very young and I did not really know why," Jones told Reuters. "Then at the millennium, the change of the century, it started to become clear. I realised I wanted to share it."

The co-founder of one of the UK’s greatest bands has been collecting music magazines, books and posters since choosing punk rock over football. "If you are … a young working-class boy in London, you have to make a choice between sport or music," he said. "I made the choice for music."

"I have kept everything, if it exists it’s probably there somewhere."

The display includes hundreds of items, from Frank Sinatra albums to Big Audio Dynamite lyric sheets, including stage clothes, plane tickets, access badges and a hastily scribbled note from  late frontman, Joe Strummer. Early issues of magazines Creem and Rock Scene, sent to the young Jones by his mother, bring back particular memories. "I was really up on that stuff while not many people here were," he said. "[Lester] Bangs was one of [Creem’s] main writers. So it was such a joy to get to know him when he came to write about [the Clash]." That article was published in 1977.

For the 53-year-old art-school graduate, the music collection is "one big living artwork" that is still growing. "Ultimately, I’d like to have a permanent place to exhibit the whole collection like a museum, like a library where you can come and see the stuff and maybe get a copy or sit there and read it."

2 ACKLAM ROAD, Portobello Green,

London, W10 5XL, (02077929626.)

Ladbroke Grove Underground.

18th July to 25th August 2009,

11am-7pm. Wednesday-Sunday (free.)

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VIVE LE PUNK PRESENTS JELLO TOUR

Vive Le Punk.net and Big Cheese magazine are proud to present the first UK tour of Dead Kennedys legend-Jello Biafra and the Gunatanamo School of Medicine. Playing a selection of solo and Dead Kennedys classics you wont want to miss these shows. Tickets onsale now from the venues.

07.09.09 Bristol -Academy
08.09.09 London – Academy
09.09.09 Sheffield – Academy

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SCREAMING LORD SUTCH MEMORIAL

The launch of Kissing Spell’s release of the DVD

AETHERIA: ALAN CLAYSON
AND THE ARGONAUTS
IN CONCERT

will take place at
a memorial night for
SCREAMING LORD SUTCH
on

Friday 24th July
at
the Boom Boom Club,
Sutton United Football Club,
The Borough Sports Ground,
Gander Green Lane,
Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY.
0208 761 9078
www.boomboomclublive.co.uk
Doors open:  7.30 p.m.
(with Lord Sutch’s Savages)

*************************************************************************************************
WAS GOD AN ARGONAUT?
"Alan Clayson and the Argonauts were one of rock’s most glorious and enjoyable follies, and somewhere there is a parallel universe where they are bigger than the Beatles" – Rock ‘N’ Reel, June 2007
Where do I begin? 
The tip of an enormous iceberg embraces being hustled out of a palais in Reading at gunpoint because the promoter found our show so "rubbish" that he felt entitled not to pay us; on the point of national breakthrough, one key member being gaoled for fifteen months, and two others quitting, one of them fated to co-produce Hilda Baker and Arthur Ballard’s chartbusting duet of "You’re The One That I Want", and the other to father one of Girls Aloud; important media and music industry folk flocking round me like friendly if over-attentive wolfhounds; being spoken of and written about in the same sentences as Wreckless Eric, John Otway, Tom Robinson and Elvis Costello; three years of expecting to be on Top Of The Pops next week; a BBC Radio One In Concert and headlining at venues such as the Marquee, the 100 Club, Amsterdam’s Melkweg and any number of university hops; taking the stage at Queen’s College Belfast at the height of the Troubles, where an ecstatic audience was still demanding more after no less than six encores; being supported by what became The Eurythmics at some college function in the Midlands; more dates than could possibly be kept, always, so it seemed, one week after Wreckless Eric and one week before The Adverts; being catalysts in the wreckage of a Luton auditorium, a near-lynching at Barbarella’s in Birmingham, and fisticuffs and a consequent car chase following a midnight matinee in Canning Town; a season in a red-light district sur le continent; a woman clambering on stage to tear off all her clothes at Islington’s celebrated Hope-and-Anchor, and a bloke doing the same during almost-but-not-quite a riot at the Granary in Bristol; being in a premier position on rock’s lunatic fringe" (Melody Maker) while running a provincial outfit most of the time from a telephone kiosk down the road; the van mutating into a travelling asylum with the drip-drip of those antagonisms, discords and intrigues that make pop groups what they are; a godawful one-shot single issued on Virgin Records against my better judgement; its B-side entering Belgium’s Top Twenty fleetingly after a pirate radio presenter in the Netherlands began spinning it by mistake; a voyage to a lower circle of hell for me and an Argonauts in gradually more constant flux; rave reviews for What A Difference A Decade Made in both Folk Roots (!) and The Observer; receiving an agitated call from our road manager to say that, while he was loading up the previous night, £500-worth of borrowed microphones had been stolen, and lastly, with our very name a millstone round our necks, making a seemingly final public appearance on 20th January 1986 after ten years as a working band. By then, we were like a soldier that had been fatally wounded, but kept fighting, not knowing how severe the injury was. To all intents and purposes, we’d been over for ages, a faded memory, a tattered newspaper cutting. Thus we scattered like vermin disturbed in a granary. All that was left – until now – were some scratched vinyl and the sound of our aural junk-sculptures as a spooky drift from the shadows in some lonely back-of-beyond dance hall, maybe one refurbishment away from demolition…
 
 For further information, please investigate www.alanclayson.com or refer to an entry ("Clayson, Alan") in The International Who’s Who In Popular Music.
 
PRESS COMMENT: all the quotes below come from Melody Maker, New Musical Express, Sounds, Evening Standard, Time Out, The Observer, Daily Express, Newbury Weekly News, Ugly Things, New York Village Voice, Wokingham Times, The Stage, Sounds and Folk Roots.
 
"Clayson is in a premier position on rock’s lunatic fringe"
 
"Incredibly strange and strangely incredible"
 
"January might be a bit early, but Clayson and the Argonauts might well be the showbusiness sensation of the year"
 
"I can honestly say I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT IN MY LIFE!!!"
 
"An odd group on any level. They left me wondering what it was all about"
 
"Lively and vivid imagination at work here"
"Curiously appealing evening of baroque and roll"

 

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PORKFEST PSYCHOBILLIES

This year the online community "Psychobilly Online" has its 10th
anniversary, and that’s a great reason to celebrate! Because of that we’ve
set up a festival in Berlin, and you better be there.

September 18th, 2009: PORK Fest pre party
Location: Wild at Heart
Line Up: Out Of Luck (GER), Headless Horsemen (GER), Tabaltix (USA),
Peacocks (CH)
Record Hop with DJ Spy

September 19th, 2009: PORK Festival
Location: Huxleys Neue Welt
Line Up: The Minestompers (GER), Monster Klub (FRA), Bloodsucking Zombies
From Outer Space (AUT), Damage Done By Worms (GER), Milwaukee Wildmen
(NLD), Highliners (UK), Space Cadets (UK), Batmobile (NLD)
Record Hop with DJ Spy
After Show Party at Wild at Heart with Ski-King and DJ Spy

Check www.porkfest.de for regular updates, hotel infos and tickets!
 

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MISFITS TOUR

MISFITS TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED WORLDWIDE

The ‘Fits have announced a string of shows spanning the globe this 
summer including festival appearances in Spain, France, Sweden, 
Germany and Finland with additional dates in Italy, Ireland and 
England. There’s even a few select shows in the US with more to come 
this fall! Look for additional tour dates to be posted here as they’re 
confirmed.

MISFITS 2009 TOUR DATES:

08/01/09     KUOPPIO, FINLAND @ KUOPPIO ROCKCOCK FESTIVAL
08/07/09     MILWAUKEE, WI @ MODJESKA THEATRE
08/08/09     DETROIT, MI @ HARPOS
08/09/09     CHICAGO, IL @ HOUSE OF BLUES (W/ OPENERS: JUICEHEAD)
08/21/09     CHEYENNE, WY @ BROTHER BILL?S RANCH
09/22/09     TIJUANA, MEXICO @ EL FORO
09/23/09     MEXICALI, MEXICO @ FORO PROMOCASA
09/24/09     MEXICO CITY, MEXICO@ CIRCUS
09/25/09     MONTERREY, MEXICO @ CAFÉ IGUANA
09/26/09     GUADALAJARA, MEXICO@ TEATRO ESTUDIO
09/27/09     ESTADO DE MEXICO, MEXICO @ LA PIAZA
10/16/09     PLYMOUTH, MA @ MEMORIAL HALL
10/17/09     WORCESTER, MA @ PALLADIUM
10/22/09     DETROIT, MI @ HARPOS
10/23/09     CLEVELAND, OH @ PEABODY?S
10/24/09     TOLEDO, OH @ THE OMNI
10/25/09     SPRINGFIELD, VA @ JAXX
10/27/09     NEWPORT, KY @ THE SOUTHGATE HOUSE
10/29/09     FOXBOROUGH, MA@ SHOWCASE LIVE
10/30/09     SAYREVILLE, NJ @ STARLAND BALLROOM
10/31/09     NEW YORK, NY @ BB KINGS
11/02/09     TORONTO, ONT @ THE BIG BOP CONCERT HALL
11/14/09     SPARKS, NV @ THE NEW OASIS
11/18/09     SCOTTSDALE, AZ @ THE VENUE OF SCOTTSDALE, AZ
11/20/09     SANTA ANA, CA @ THE GALAXY THEATRE
11/22/09     WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA @ THE KEY CLUB

 

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RAMONES SOUNDTRACK

New book: Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives

 

Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives, honors the Ramones legacy, and

 

features many unreleased stories and photos.

 

Finnish journalist and Ramones webmaster Jari-Pekka Laitio Ramone?s

 

latest Ramones book entitled Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives is the

 

result of nearly 5 years worth of work. It is full of poignant stories

 

that reflect what Joey Ramone (RIP 2001), Dee Dee Ramone (RIP 2002),

 

Johnny Ramone (RIP 2004), as well as the rest of the Ramones family

 

have impacted their fans worldwide.

 

Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives has interviews and text written by 90

 

contributors and has 224 pages, and 295 photos/drawings. This book

 

brings together the Ramones family as never before, there are

 

interviews by every surviving Ramones member: Ramones drummers (Tommy

 

Ramone, Marky Ramone, and Richie Ramone), bassist CJ Ramone, and

 

Johnny Ramone’s wife Linda Cummings. The introduction is written by

 

Tommy Ramone.

 

Reluctant to offer fans stories which have been relayed thousands of

 

times before, Jari-Pekka provides new information about the band. His

 

focus is on the Ramones impact on the history of Rock N’Roll.

 

This work is best described as a tribute book. Other Ramones

 

publications have dwelt too much on the fights, problems and other

 

negative aspects of the Ramones musical legacy. Lacking are the

 

positive stories that are integral to the Ramones history. Jari-Pekka

 

offers candid and positive opinions and stories from people who were

 

influenced musically and inspired by the Ramones.

 

Contributors to Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives include Seymour Stein

 

(founder of Sire Records), Hilly Kristal (founder of the CBGB’s club),

 

Rodney Bingenheimer (radioDJ/ KROQ-FM) and Maria Montoya-Kaye, Walter

 

Lure (Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Waldos), Wayne Kramer

 

(MC5/DKT), Andy Shernoff (The Dictators), Glen Kolotkin (producer),

 

Noah "Noki" Citrin (an important friend to Joey Ramone in the 60’s),

 

and Bam Margera (Jackass).

 

Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives also features stories and

 

recollections from all kinds of musicians, including Punk Legends and

 

pioneers such as Dez Cadena (Misfits, Black Flag, DC3), Henry Rollins

 

(Black Flag, Rollins Band), Charlie Harper (UK Subs), Glen Matlock

 

(Sex Pistols, The Philistines), and Vinny Stigma, and Roger Miret

 

(Agnostic Front).

 

Other Punk and Rock’n’Roll bands contributing are: Rob Wright

 

(NoMeansNo and The Hanson Brothers), Andy Cairns (Therapy?), Kenny

 

Håkansson, Nick Royale, and Robban Eriksson (The Hellacopters), Bela

 

B. (solo artist, Die Ärzte), Bumblefoot (Guns N’Roses), Happy-Tom and

 

Euroboy (Turbonegro), Johan Blomqvist (Backyard Babies), and Tom

 

Wisniewski (MxPx).

 

Also included are several Heavy Metalists recalling their reverence

 

and love for the Ramones. Among them are Frank Watkins (Obituary and

 

Gorgoroth), Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth, Bloodbath), Phil Campbell

 

(Motörhead), Jon Larsen (Volbeat), Miland "Mille" Petrozza (Kreator),

 

and Ricky Warwick (solo artist, Almighty).

 

Jari-Pekka has been dedicated to running the biggest and most updated

 

Ramones homepage since 1995 (http://ramones.kauhajoki.fi), and has

 

authored the books, Heaven Needed A Lead Singer: Fans Remember Joey

 

Ramone (2002), and Rock In Peace: Dee Dee And Joey Ramone (2004).

 

?I am happy to get the chance to show Ramones fans lots of unreleased

 

photos and drawings prepared exclusively for this book? Jari-Pekka

 

Laitio Ramone states. This book has never-before-released photos and

 

drawings by people like Jenny Lens, George DuBose, and Bobby London.

 

More information: http://kauhajokinyt.fi/~jplaitio/kolmoskirja.html

 

Interviews/ orders: jplaitio@kauhajoki.fi / http://ramones.kauhajoki.fi

 

 

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AND MORE SPECIALS

THE SPECIALS

The Specials have announced two shows in Ireland as part of their previously announced final tour dates for their 30th Anniversary celebrations.  The band return for the first time since 1981 and have said Dublin and Belfast are two of the places they are most looking forward to playing this year.  Tickets go on sale on Friday 17th July at 9pm – all details below.

“nothing ever change” Do Nothing – The Specials

This is a second chance to see one of the UK’s finest ever acts, dates are as follows:

1 November    CARDIFF, Arena            02920 224488
2 November    BRIDLINGTON, Spa            01262 678258
4 November     BLACKPOOL, Empress Ballroom    0871 2200 260
5 November    PLYMOUTH, Pavilion            0845 1461460
7 November    MARGATE, Winter Gardens        01843 292 795
9 November    WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic        0870 320 7000
12 November    EDINBURGH, Corn Exchange    08444 999 990

15 November    DUBLIN, Olympia *
16 November    BELFAST, St. Georges Market *

18 November    SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion        01702 351135
19 November    BRIGHTON, Centre            0844 847 1515
21 November    NOTTINGHAM, Rock City        08713 100000
22 November    NOTTINGHAM, Rock City        08713 100000
24 November     LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo    08448 444748
25 November     LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo    08448 444748
27 November  LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo    08448 444748

* Tickets go on sale Friday 17th July at 9am
Dublin (€45 + €50 in advance) / Belfast (£32.50 in advance)
In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide
24hr hotlines: Tel: (ROI) 0818 719 300;  (NI) Tel: 0870 243 4455
Buy online: www.ticketmaster.ie

Other tickets are on sale now priced £32.50 in advance except London £35.
24 hr CC Hotline: 0871 2200 260 / online: www.gigsandtours.com

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KILLING JOKE PLAY WITH RAVEN!

It looks like Killing Joke will be playing with recently deceased bass player Raven , after all, at this years Rebellion festival. In an interview with Big Cheese magazine out on July 30th Jaz Coleman said the band is currently playing with a box of Ravens ashes onstage with them! Killing Joke headline Rebellion on Sunday August 9th. More detaisl www.rebellionfestivals.com

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NEWTOWN NEUROTICS AT DAGGERS

Vive Le Punk always liked the Newtown Neurotics-and songs like Kick out the Tories and Living with Unemployment. They are back of course-check em out at Daggers punk-august 1st!!!

 

Date: Sat Aug 01
Genre: Punk, Rock,
Bands: Newtown Neurotics + The Blame (USA) + Choking Susan (USA) + Dun 2 Def + Danger’s Close + The Duel + Criminal Class
Hosted By: Dagger’s Punk Promotions

A selection of some of the acts playing at the Rebellion Blackpool Festival from all over the world.
A good chance to get in on the action if you are not going to the festival the following weekend, or to get you in the mood if you are.
Newtown Neurotics (Harlow)
http://www.myspace.com/theneurotics
Choking Susan (Detroit, USA)
http://www.myspace.com/chokingsusan
The Blame (New York, USA)
http://www.myspace.com/yourtheblame
Dun 2 Def (Milton Keynes)
http://www.myspace.com/dun2def
The Duel (London)
http://www.myspace.com/theduel
Danger’s Close (Ipswich)
http://www.myspace.com/dangersclosemusic
Criminal Class (Coventry)

Where: Bridge House 2, Bidder Street, Canning Town, London E16 4ST
Phone: 07544534062
Times: 3pm til late
Price: £8
Travel: Canning Town
Age: All ages

Dagger’s Punk Promotions
Clive: 07544 534 062
www.myspace.com/daggerspunk
daggerspunk@hotmail.co.uk

 

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SEX PRESLEYS R COMING

We thought we had heard it all but the Sex Presleys will be playing their first UK dates in October 2009. If you like The Sex Pistols and Elvis Presley, then this is a band not to be missed.

Dates in Swindon (15 October) and Leicester (16 October) have been confirmed already. stay tuned!

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RUNAWAYS MOVIE SPAT

Lita Ford Wants Nothing to Do with Upcoming Runaways Film

Former Runaways member and “Kiss Me Deadly” hard rocker Lita Ford is making it real clear she has nothing to do with the upcoming Runaways movie. The biopic, due for release next year, follows the career of the all-woman hard rock group that also featured Joan Jett.

The film, based on Runaways singer Cherie Currie’s book Neon Angel, follows the late ’70s band through their struggles in the music industry. Currie is to be played by Dakota Fanning, Jett by Twilight star Kristen Stewart and Ford by modern-day scream queen Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies, April Fool’s Day, Obsessed, etc.). But Ford told Rolling Stone that she has no connection to the film whatsoever, citing an ongoing feud with Jett’s manager.

“I just want people to know that I have nothing to do with that film,” she said. “Joan’s manager offered to buy the rights to my life story for a thousand bucks. I thought that was pretty disgusting — we never even replied.”

According to Ford, the manager has caused a huge rift between the two former Runaways members who will see their early lives immortalized onscreen. “[He’s] managed to cause a war between us — this has been going on since 1985,” Ford said. “So far, I’ve kept my mouth shut, and I don’t know how somebody like him can spend so much time trying to destroy somebody else’s career. Joan and I have done nothing to hurt each other. I’ve always loved Joan. I don’t know what the problem is with him — he really goes out of his way to fuck me up. I despise him for it. But there’s a place in my heart for Joan that will always be there.”

Meanwhile, Ford is flogging a new album, entitled Wicked Wonderland, due out September 15 on her own label, JLRG Entertainment. The album is co-produced by her husband, ex-Nitro singer and hair farmer Jim Gillette (he’s the blonde), and is Ford’s first album since 1995. She is also contributing vocals on one of her classic cuts, “Betrayal,” for the upcoming videogame Brütal Legend, which also features the voice talents of Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Motörhead’s Lemmy.

In other Runaways movie news, iT IS REPORTED that garage band Living Things will cameo as punk rockers the Ramones in the film.

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NEW REV HORTON HEAT!

(Yep Roc) The Reverend Horton Heat will release their first original studio effort in over 5 years September 1st on Yep Roc Records. Laughin’ and Cryin’ with the Reverend Horton Heat is the band’s first (non-holiday) album since 2004s Revival.

In celebration of the album, Yep Roc will a limited edition innovative deluxe version of the album through it’s web shop which will include custom metal speedometer packaging designed by Gamil Design, a bonus CD of some of your favorite artists covering The RHH songs and a commemorative shot glass.

The band will kick off a tour for the album with headlining dates in the US followed by a co-headline US tour with Motorhead getting underway 8/28 in Minneapolis.

Since 2004 the band has played to hundreds of thousands of screaming disciples all over the world. A relentless touring schedule has seen the band play over a thousand shows in that time span, all those sets picked from their classic catalog. This amazing testament to the near pathological zealotry of The Rev’s fan base is about to be infused with new blood through the 14 new tracks on their latest studio effort.

Landing decidedly on the ‘billy’ side of rockabilly, Laughin’ and Cryin’ was influenced by bandleader Jim Heath’s love for mid-20th century country music and an open ear for what his band’s legions of fans react to most. Over his 250+ shows a year The RHH has frequently found that their more comical, every day takes on the world resonate loudest. Blue collars run deep in The Rev’s audience and the stories contained on Laughin’ and Cryin’ are sure to ring true with the working stiffs that turn up in droves night after night to drink tumblers of whiskey and see one of the baddest guitar gods still roaming the great highways of the USA. The songs here are slice-of-life tales of men with bad habits, the women who love them (or try to, at least) and the laughing and crying that goes along with it.

Laughin’ and Cryin’ with the Reverend Horton Heat track list:

1. Drinkin’ and Smokin’ Cigarettes 4:05
2. Ain’t No Saguaro in Texas 3:42
3. Aw, the Humanity 4:39
4. Crazy Ex Boyfriend 3:20
5. Oh God! Doesn’t Work in Vegas 4:28
6. Just Let Me Hold My Paycheck 4:37
7. Oh by Jingo! 2:08 (Chet Atkins)
8. River Ran Dry 2:39
9. Please Don’t Take the Baby to the Liquor Store 2:52
10. Beer Holder 3:49
11. Rural Point of View 3:29
12. Death Metal Guys 3:19
13. There’s a Little Bit of Everything in Texas 2:25b (Ernest Tubb)
14. Spacewalk 2:45

Check www.yeproc.com for complete dates.

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