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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer Finishes Third In Swedish Reality-TV Competition – Sep. 28, 2009
MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee finished third in the reality-TV competition "Kändisdjungeln", the Swedish version of the popular U.K. and U.S. show "I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!"Dee was eliminated during the series’ fifteenth episode, which aired on Friday (September 25) and can be viewed in five parts below.

Dee, 45, sat out most of MOTÖRHEAD‘s current North American tour in order to take part in "Kändisdjungeln", which was filmed in the jungles of Malaysia. Filling in for him on the dates that he missed was formerGUNS N’ ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum

"There was a breakdown in communication, really," MOTÖRHEADfrontman Lemmy Kilmister told Noisecreep. "Our management didn’t know that he’d signed up for this when they booked the tour. We didn’t want him to have to cancel, they might have sued him or something." 

A total of 11 celebrities appeared in the inaugural season of"Kändisdjungeln", including Mikkey, Swedish wine expert Bengt Frithiofsson and actress Inger "Pippi Långstrump" Nilsson.

The show received a lot of criticism in the Swedish media for failing to attract any A-list celebrities, which was due — in part — to the fact that the contestants reportedly weren’t being paid for their appearance in the program. An artist agent who wanted to remain anonymous told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, "TV4 called me [a few weeks ago] to inquire if I could make someone do the show. I asked what the terms were and they said that [the contestants] won’t be paid but that it’s like avacation in a sunny place in Malaysia. What celebrity would travel across the globe and be gone for a month without compensation? Nobody that I know."

Consisting of 16 episodes, "Kändisdjungeln" was originally expected to be one of biggest shows of the fall for TV4, which is Sweden’s largest television network. The program’s format allows viewers to vote, byphone, text message or TV interactive service for the celebrity to complete a physical task usually involving snakes, spiders or other animals and for the celebrity they would like to see win. The last celebrity, after all the others have been evicted, is the winner and is named king or queen of the jungle.

"Kändisdjungeln" contestants:

Ann Söderlund
Bengt Frithiofsson
Catarina Hurtig
Inger Nilsson
Jannike Björling
Karl Petter Bergvall
Katarina Hultling
Kennet Andersson
Mikkey Dee
Rafael Edholm
Torleif Torstensson

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 The New York Dolls have chalked up a grand total of seven UK concerts on their forthcoming December tour. The legendary rock band, who recently released their latest Todd Rundgren-produced album, ‘Cause I Sez So, will now play the following dates –   Cambridge, The Junction (Dec 2)  Bristol, Anson Rooms (Dec 3) London, HMV Forum (Dec 4) Southampton, Talking Heads (Dec 6) Leamington Spa, Assembly (Dec 8) Liverpool, O2 Academy (Dec 9) Edinburgh, Picturehouse (Dec 10)  Ticket Hotline: 08700 603 777. Book Online: Alternatively, check out the individual box office details for each of the seven venues -   The New York Dolls are David Johansen (vocals), Sylvain Sylvain (guitar), Sami Yaffa (bass), Brian Delaney (drums) and Steve Conte (guitar).  
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 THE VELVET UNDERGROUND An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side  Jim DeRogatis  ISBN: 978-0-7603-3672-4, RRP:  £20.00, Hardback Release Date: Out Now!  Launched to coincide with the bands 45th anniversary  The Velvet Underground were without doubt one of the most inspired and influential rock 'n' roll bands of all time and were ranked #19 on the list of the "100 Greatest Artists" by Rolling Stone Magazine.  The band was founded by Lou Reed and Welshman John Cale, managed by the spiritual godfather of punk Andy Warhol. The band's music and lyrics challenged conventional societal standards of the time, and broke ground for other musicians to do the same. The band favored experimentation, and introduced a nihilistic outlook through some of their music. Their outsider attitude and experimentation has since been cited as pivotal to the rise of punk rock and, later, alternative rock.  This commemorative book is the first to offer a behind-the-scenes access look at this iconic band, from it earliest days in the late 1960s through to its later incarnation. It provides a rare inside view of how the Velvet Underground "opened wounds worth opening with brutal imagery, without apology," as Patti Smith said upon the band's 1996 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It includes excerpts from Andy Warhol's own memoirs, plus rare interviews with fellow band members. It is packed with never-before-seen photography from Warhol's Factory photographers, as well as vintage concert posters, handbills, and memorabilia.  Author Jim DeRogatis is the pop music critic for The Chicago Sun-Times, the author of several books about music (including Let It Blurt: The Life And Times Of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic), and the co-host of Sound Opinions (, "the world's only rock 'n' roll talk show, syndicated nationally on public radio  
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 One last reminder before we shall pollute your fresh island air with marihuana fueled Rotterdam punkrawk!  THE APERS on the road with The Hotlines: Wednesday 30/09 @ The Queenshall, Nuneaton Thursday 1/10 @ The Grosvenor, London + The Griswalds Friday 2/10 @ The Old Bell, Derby Saturday @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton + The Griswalds  Come party with us and bring your loser buddies!  The Apers  --  Monster Zero * P.O. Box 2570 * 2940 AB Lekkerkerk * The Netherlands *
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 GLEN MATLOCK LIVE AND ACOUSTIC   UK TOUR  OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2009 SPECIAL GUEST TO MOTT THE HOOPLE, HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO OCT 5TH 09   October 2009 sees original Sex Pistol Glen Matlock take to the road for a solo acoustic tour. Previewed recently in London, the tour promises to be a big treat for Sex Pistols' fans with unique renditions of God Save the Queen, Pretty Vacant and Stepping Stone amongst other songs from his 30 year back catalogue included in the set.    Glen's output ranges from hits with The Sex Pistols, Rich Kids (his band with Midge Ure), songs written for among others Iggy Pop and he has penned some of the most important tunes in Rock and Roll history including Anarchy in the UK.  The tour promises all these and many more all interspersed with Glen's effortless charm and wit, a rare chance to see a Rock and Roll legend up close and personal.    October 5th  London HMV Hammersmith Apollo - supporting Mott The Hoople  Glen Matlock - Live and Acoustic Headline Shows: 15th Manchester Ruby Lounge 16th Nottingham Old Angel 17th York Fibbers  27th Leicester Musician 28th Winchester The Railway 29th Guildford The Boileroom 30th Portsmouth Cellars 31st Cardiff Barfly  November 4th London Water Rats 7th Hitchin Club 85 8th Cambridge The Boathouse
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A new era is dawning for DEVO, comrades…and with it comes a fresh start for all of us.

As you probably know, DEVO has been working on a brand new album – their first in nearly two decades.
This means DEVO will soon be performing many live shows across the USA in 2009, and then worldwide in 2010. Tour dates will be announced soon.

We here at Devo, Inc. have been extremely busy preparing for this new era, working on a new online presence, new costuming for the band’s upcoming concerts, new merchandise designs, new fan club offers, etc.

For many years now, I have been serving DEVO in a number of ways – from creating DEVO’s web sites and providing content, and designing merchandise, to managing their ever-growing  fan club. It’s been quite a lot to manage on my own, and I’ve been very fortunate to receive assistance along the way from many DEVOted fans (to whom I am forever grateful).

This new era of DEVO’s long career will bring with it a new batch of responsibilities for yours truly. Not only will I continue to work closely with the band on Web content, graphic design, etc., I will also be working with a team of comrades at DEVO’s new record label, who will be handling a lot of the technical work of Web site construction and maintenance. This will enable me to focus more on creating interesting content for the Web sites, including daily blogs & inside reports from DEVO events worldwide. The site will eventually be chocked full of video & audio content, plus blogs from me and the members of DEVO on a weekly if not daily basis.

In the coming days, you’ll notice some big changes at We’ll be launching a brand new site – stripped down to the bare essentials for late 2009…introducing the world to DEVO’s new album, videos, etc. The full DEVO site will be reborn in 2010 with the gradual introduction of tons of content, old & new. The new online store will feature old favorites at first, and a selection of brand new items by late 2009/early 2010. The fan club is being completely restructured, and current Club DEVO registered members will retain their lifetime member status, with access to new fan club content.

The very popular Chosen Mutations and Signs Of DEVOtion online image galleries have been moved from to You can still send me your images for those pages, but it may take me a while to add them, since I’ve got a huge backlog of images to add already. Thanks to all of you who have submitted images in the past. The DEVO MySpace page will soon have a facelift, too….but I’m not sure exactly when. will soon feature a full report from the recent Hardcore DEVOtional 2009 Fan Gathering in Cleveland, Ohio. If you have any photos or video from the event, please consider sending to me via email or on disc to this address: Club DEVO, 702 Tyler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604. I will be sure to credit you for anything I use in the report.

Now…onward, Spuds!
It’s going to be an exciting time for DEVOtees in the coming months…


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Think of BBC1’s Top of the Pops at its 15 million viewing peak during the early 70s and a mental image of Slade – stomping, smiling, shining Bacofoil bright – is rarely very far away.

But the band’s relationship with BBC Radio was not always as joyous or as uncomplicated. “Jimmy Young said he’d never heard such a row in all his life,” remembers Jim Lea, the group’s bassist and musical powerhouse. “Tony Blackburn machine-gunned our first hit live on air. Ed Stewart said we’d never make it. Tommy Vance hated our guts to begin with. John Peel was always suspicious of us. And Noel Edmonds used to call us ‘Never’, as in ‘Slade’ ‘Never!’”

All were leading DJs on the Beeb’s new flagship station Radio 1 and all would be won over in the end. “We were a fantastic band,” Jim says, “and I had no doubt that we would make it. The Spencer Davis Group had made it. The Moody Blues had made it. The Move had made it.” The Midlands had a great track record. “Besides,” adds Jim with no hint of a raised eyebrow, “we were just so much better than anybody else on the local circuit at the time.”

The era documented here, 1969 to 1972, witnessed Slade’s transformation from a self-confessed travelling rock ‘n’ soul jukebox into the nation’s favourite glam rock combo. And just as it had helped to break The Beatles and many other bands, the BBC played a vital supporting role in Slade’s rise to the top.

Such is the enduring power of Slade’s magnificently successful wall of sound and riotous anthems, which earned them 17 Top 20 hits between 1971 and ‘76 and rave endorsements from the Sex Pistols, Oasis and virtually every other rock notable since, that the world is often only aware of a single, one-dimensional Slade.

Compiled and produced with the help of the group, this fantastic collection of previously unissued material presents not only the studio Slade and the in-concert Slade, but the pre-fame Slade; a tight, hard-hitting combo that cut its teeth on a range of soul, psychedelic, pop and rock covers, while making tentative and highly successful inroads into writing their own material. ‘Slade Live At The BBC’ hits the streets almost exactly 40 years to the day after they shortened their name (at manager Chas Chandler’s suggestion) to Slade from Ambrose Slade, the moniker used on their early singles and debut album.

Slade ‘Live At The BBC’ CD1 is compiled from sessions with former Radio 1 DJs John Peel, Pete Murray, Stuart Henry and Jimmy Young. It features both originals & some startling cover versions, among them The Moody Blues’ ‘Nights In White Satin, Alvin Lee’s ‘Hear Me Calling’, the John Sebastian/Lovin’ Spoonful ballad ‘Darling Be Home Soon’, Traffic’s ‘Coloured Rain’ (from their debut album Mr Fantasy), the Beatles ‘Getting Better’ and most significantly their bludgeoning take on Little Richard’s ‘Get Down And Get With It’. Enthusiastically plugged by Radio 1 DJs John Peel and Johnny Walker, ‘Get Down And Get With It’ would give Slade their very first Top 20 hit a few weeks after the BBC session was aired in May 1971.

CD2 is Slade Live at the Paris Theatre, London. Recorded in August 1972 for a Radio 1 Live In Concert broadcast as part of a Slade two part special, it’s Slade in all their rollicking glory, tearing up the stage with a mixture of singles & covers including Janis Joplin’s ‘Move Over’. However, the gig wasn’t without its problems. Older audience members, “the Jimmy Young crowd, who came in from shopping,” as Jim Lea remembers, had a hard time dealing with the ear-shattering volume. There were also problems with the equipment and MC Mike Harding’s constant interjections. Their performance is further notable for the fact that it witnessed the premier of ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’, which would net them their third Number One single a month later.

The detailed sleeve notes are penned by journalist Mark Paytress who conducted brand new interviews with each member of the band.



CD1 – Studio sessions 1969-72

1. Coming Home
2. The Shape Of Things To Come
3. See Us Here
4. Know Who You Are
5. My Life Is Natural
6. Coloured Rain
7. Man Who Speeks Evil
8. Move Over
9. Omaha
10. Sweet Box
11. Nights In White Satin
12. It’s Alright Ma, It’s Only Witchcraft
13. Raven
14. Gudbuy Gudbuy
15. Getting Better
16. Darling Be Home Soon
17. Let The Good Times Roll
18. Dirty Joker
19. Get Down And Get With It
20. Wild Winds Are Blowing

Radio 1 jingles

21. “Radio 1 where the best music’s on”
22. “Everyday the sounds we play on Radio 1”
23. ”This is Radio 1, we’re all having fun”
24. “We’re Slade!”

CD2 – Live at the Paris Theatre, London, August 17, 1972

1. Introduction
2. Hear Me Calling
3. In Like A Shot (From My Gun)
4. Look Wot You Dun
5. Keep On Rocking
6. Move Over Baby
7. Mama Weer All Crazee Now
8. Lady Be Good
9. Coz I Luv You
10. Take Me Back ‘Ome
11. Get Down And Get With It
12. Good Golly Miss Molly

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Self proclaimed ‘Yorkshire Cricket Punks’ Geoffrey Oi!cott! release their barnd new 3 track vinyl single ‘I was Montys Double ‘ on Aug 10th on Bosstuneage records-and its really rather good-and funny! Look out for it!

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 MEAN FIDDLER PRESENTS     THE SLITS Plus KASMS   FRIDAY 16-Oct-09   ULU ­ LONDON University of London Union Malet Street London WC1E 7HY     £15.00adv <> <>     DOORS: 19:30 <> <>     The Slits are a British <> punk rock <> band <> formed in 1976.   Narnack Records is pleased to announce the October 20, 2009 release of Trapped Animal, the first full-length release from The Slits in over 25 years. 2009 also marks the 30th anniversary of The Slits debut album Cut, the historic album released on Island Records.   The Slits became a part of the punk pantheon with songs that even today continue to be meditations on alienation and angst. With Trapped Animal , The Slits remain the same genre bending band they were in their inception, still standing out from the rest of the pack. In the title track they examine how the conveniences that surround us in today¹s modern world have also trapped us. Other tracks include ³Pay Rent² which focuses on the everyday struggle artists face trying to pay the bills through their art along with the sexually charged ³Lazy Slam². ³Ask Ma² will be out as a single in August and will be your first taste of Trapped Animal.   The current lineup features original members Ari Up and Tessa Pollitt along with Hollie Cook (daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook), Anna Schulte and Adele Wilson. The Slits known for their infusion of punk and reggae sounds are one of the most significant female punk-rock bands in history. Both legendary and somewhat notorious there is a satiric, tongue-in-cheek quality to their songs instead of a strident peachiness. The Slits are loud, brash, bold and unrepentant. They never compromised their image or stance and their very presence threatened those that considered rock to be a male-only pursuit. In the late 1970¹s an early 1980¹s the band toured with legendary punks such as The Clash, The Buzzcocks and The Sex Pistols.   They went on to influence many generations of bands including The Gossip and Sonic Youth whom they played with in 2007. The Slits continue to expand the boundaries of punk, combining it with various ethnic and experimental sounds and plan to continue doing so for years to come.   In addition to the new album, a book about the band, Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits written by Zoe Street Howe, is scheduled to be published in the Fall.    
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Its with regret that Vive Le Punk heard Spear Of Destiny/Theatre of Hates Kirk Brandon was taken ill in August. He spent a worrying time in hospital but isnow recuperating in Brighton. We wish him well. He hopes to be gigging again in January. All the best from Vive Le Punk.

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Vive Le Punk is looking for writers, and anyone anywhere who can help us promote the site. Especially keen for contributers in USA and Australia, and Europe. If you are interested please get in touch at  cheers!

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Ex Adam and The Ants Marco and Chris release their second Wolfmen album on Oct 19th. And its pretty damn great!! 10 songs of brilliant melody and rock. ILook out for live dates.

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Justin Sullivan and his New Model Army tour their rather brilliant new album-Today Is A Good Day’ at

Wednesday 25th November
Cambridge, UK
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Thursday 26th November
Brighton, UK
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Friday 27th November
Birmingham, UK
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Saturday 28th November
Manchester, UK
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Sunday 29th November
Glasgow, UK
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Monday 30th November
Gateshead, UK
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Christmas Shows
Wednesday 16th December
Warsop, Notts, UK
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Thursday 17th December
London, UK
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