Toymaker mattel has announced plans to release three
Ladies of the 80s
dolls . They will feature JOAN JETT Debbie Harry Blondie and Cyndi Lauper. The dolls will be released in December and run at collector-level pricing around $35.
Toymaker mattel has announced plans to release three
Ladies of the 80s
dolls . They will feature JOAN JETT Debbie Harry Blondie and Cyndi Lauper. The dolls will be released in December and run at collector-level pricing around $35.
To Headline on Sun. July 18th
Status Quo, who have sold over 118 million records worldwide, recorded 64 British Hit Singles and had more hit albums (32) in the UK album charts than any other band apart from the Rolling Stones, have been confirmed to headline GuilFest on Sunday July 18th.
Status Quo have notched up 22 top ten UK singles since their first, ‘Pictures Of Matchstick Men’, reached number 7 in the UK chart in January 1968, spending over seven and a half years in the British singles chart in all.
Status Quo, who hold the record for the most appearances on Top Of The Pops (106!) promise to play a plethora of unforgettable rock’n’roll anthems such as ‘Paper Plane’, ‘Caroline’, ‘Down Down’, ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’, ‘Whatever You Want’, ‘The Wanderer’ and ‘In The Army Now’.
GuilFest has been consistently voted as one of the UK’s best family festivals. Held in the idyllic location of Stoke Park, Guildford, visitors can expect a truly fantastic weekend, featuring 7 stages of live music hosting a mind blowing 200 great acts – including the now famous Rock Cave, featuring some of the best rock acts in the UK; and the Dance Tent – which in previous years has featured huge DJ sets from artists such as Rusko and Pendulum.
It’s not just about the music at GuilFest though; around the site you can find the hilarious Cosmic Comedy Zone, the Theatre tent, the incredibly popular Farmer Giles Barn Dance, street theatre, arts and crafts, delicious food and drink from all over the globe, bars and cocktail bars, one of the best festival children’s areas on the circuit, The KidZone, and much more besides. Also – back by popular demand and much larger for 2010 will be the jumping 70’s disco tent.
With Christmas just around the corner, this year the festival is offering a Christmas early bird ticket offer. 1000 weekend and camping tickets are now available at a reduced price with adult tickets reduced by £10 and Kids tickets reduced by £5.
On top of the early bird ticket, GuilFest is also offering a group discount! For every 8 weekend or weekend and camping tickets purchased, festival goers will receive an extra one for free!
These offers are only available until Christmas Eve.
Tickets are available from GuilFest.co.uk / seetickets.com or by calling the ticket hotline on 0871 230 1106.
77 Punk veterans THE VIBRATORS release their new album thru Captain Oi on Nov 30th-and play a few UK dates before heading to Europe with the UK Subs. Catch the Buzz at the venues below-Fri. 27 Nov. BRISTOL, Prom Sat. 28 Nov. BEDFORD, Esquires Sun. 29 Nov. LONDON, Camden Underworld Sat. 5 Dec. BRIGHTLINGSEA (Essex), Railway Sat. 12 Dec. LILLERS (France), L'Abatoire Thurs. 17 Dec. SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads (with Lurkers and Vice Squad) Fri. 18 Dec. SHEERNESS, Castle Tavern Sat. 19 Dec. BRIGHTON, Hobgoblin Fri. 1 Jan. LONDON, 100 Club, ŒNew Year¹s Day Revolution¹ (with The Bermondsey Joyriders) VIBRATORS / UK SUBS EUROPEAN TOUR: Legendary old school punk bands The Vibrators and The UK Subs once again join forces for a European tour. Knox is back with The Vibrators after a year¹s absence from illness and of course unstoppable punk hero Charlie Harper will be leading the UK Subs on this must see tour. ³If you¹re a punk you¹ve gotta be there!² Fri. 15 Jan. VOSSELAAR (Belgium), Edma Sat. 16 Jan. DRACHTEN (Holland), Iduna Tues. 19 Jan. DÜSSELDORF (Germany), Zakk Wed. 20 Jan. BERLIN (Germany), SO 36 Fri. 22 Jan. HUSUM (Germany), Speicher Sat. 23 Jan. BREMEN (Germany), Tower Sun. 24 Jan. HAMBURG (Germany), Fabrik Wed. 27 Jan. MALMO (Sweden), Debaser Thurs. 28 Jan. GOTEBORG (Sweden), Henriksberg Fri. 29 Jan. STOCKHOLM (Sweden), Debaser Sat. 30 Jan. HELSINKI (Finland), Tavastia Tues. 2 Feb. BIALYSTOK (Poland), Gwint Wed. 3 Feb. WARSAW (Poland), Proxima Sat. 6 Feb. NÜRNBERG (Germany), Z-Bau Sun. 7 Feb. WIEN (Austria), Arena Fri. 12 Feb. MÜNCHEN (Germany), Feierwerk Sat. 13 Feb. LUZERN (Switzerland), Sedel
Californian skate punk veterans return to the UK in May. Not sure wqho their new singer is at this stage tho. Dates below-Academy Events Present: PENNYWISE O2 Academy Bristol Date: Thursday 11th MAY 2010 Ticket price: £17.50 adv STBF O2 Academy Leeds Date: Friday 12th MAY 2010 Ticket price: £17.50 adv STBF O2 Academy Newcastle Date: Saturday 13th MAY 2010 Ticket price: £17.50 adv STBF O2 ABC Glasgow Date: Sunday 14th MAY 2010 Ticket price: £17.50 adv STBF O2 Academy Birmingham Date: Monday 15th MAY 2010 Ticket price: £17.50 adv STBF O2 Shepherd¹s Bush Empire Date: Tuesday 16th MAY 2010 Ticket price: £18.50 adv STBF
Hi! >> >> Is it Xmas yet? >> >> It is on Monday when Slade¹s ŒMerry Xmas Everybody Party Hits¹ album comes >> out! You should have your copy ok, complete with xmas party hat! >> >> Below are the links for a couple of videos of tracks from the album of old >> TV performances that are a lot of fun! There are also a couple of quotes >> from frontman Noddy Holder and his memories of the performances. Would you >> be interested in using these on the site at all? I¹ve attached a picture >> just in case. >> >> Enjoy! >> >> James >> >> Gudbuy TJane http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnO_r_CrtW8 >> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnO_r_CrtW8> >> >> >> ³Slade were being interviewed on a daytime talk show in San Francisco. There >> was a female 'co host' on the show, Jane, who really just sat there >> silently, looking pretty. Before the show went to air she had lost what she >> thought were these vintage 40s shoes ( in reality they were platform shoes >> you could buy on the High St. anywhere in Britain at that time). She was >> having a serious diva moment and I was taking the mickey out of her which >> just made matters worse. >> It was recorded in a couple of takes at the end of a recording session as >> there was some time left to spare.² >> >> embedded code: >> >> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" >> value="http://www.youtube.com/v/LnO_r_CrtW8&hl=en_GB&fs=1& >> <http://www.youtube.com/v/LnO_r_CrtW8&hl=en_GB&fs=1&> >> "></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param >> name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed >> src="http://www.youtube.com/v/LnO_r_CrtW8&hl=en_GB&fs=1& >> <http://www.youtube.com/v/LnO_r_CrtW8&hl=en_GB&fs=1&> " >> type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" >> allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object> >> >> >> Cos I Love You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A9BLtOQRvY >> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A9BLtOQRvY> >> >> ³Slade's first No. 1 single. Written by me & Jim Lea in less than half an >> hour..... our first attempt at writing a hit song! The recording also >> featured Jim on electric violin, boot stamping and hand clapping was added >> to enhance what was to become the band's trademark raucous sound. It's >> success all over Europe opened the floodgates to Slade's chart domination >> worldwide.² >> >> embedded code: >> >> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" >> value="http://www.youtube.com/v/6A9BLtOQRvY&hl=en_GB&fs=1& >> <http://www.youtube.com/v/6A9BLtOQRvY&hl=en_GB&fs=1&> >> "></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param >> name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed >> src="http://www.youtube.com/v/6A9BLtOQRvY&hl=en_GB&fs=1& >> <http://www.youtube.com/v/6A9BLtOQRvY&hl=en_GB&fs=1&> " >> type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" >> allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object> >> >> >> >> >> Album: ³Merry Xmas Everybody Slade Party Hits² >> Release date: 23rd November 2009 >> >> Universal Music are proud to announce the imminent release of ³Merry Xmas >> Everybody Slade Party Hits². >> >> With their unique blend of pop perfect rock n roll, outrageous flamboyance >> and sense of fun, Slade are one of the best loved British bands of all time. >> Since forming in 1966, Noddy Holder, Dave Hill, Jimmy Lea and Don Powell >> notched up 23 Top 20 singles (including 6 No 1¹s) and 6 hit albums. In the >> early seventies Slade were, without doubt, the biggest band in the UK charts >> the band scored an incredible eleven top 5 singles between 1971 and 1974 >> alone. >> >> Originally the In-Be-Tweens and then Ambrosia Slade, the band hooked up with >> Animals player come manager Chas Chandler (who had discovered Jimi Hendrix) >> and changed their name to Slade. They became one of the most popular >> exponents of the burgeoning glam scene of the early 1970¹s Chart success >> was aligned with a reputation as consummate live performers and Slade¹s >> reputation as the ultimate party band was born. >> >> ³Merry Xmas Everybody Slade Party Hits² brings together some of the band¹s >> best loved hits, including ³Merry Christmas Everybody², Mama Weer All Crazee >> Now², ³C¹mon Feel The Noize² and ³Skweeze Me Pleeze Me² for the perfect >> Christmas Compilation. >> >> Full Tracklisting as follows: >> >> 1. Merry Xmas Everybody >> 2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town >> 3. Mama Weer All Crazee Now >> 4. Let The Good Times Roll / Feel So Fine >> 5. Coz I Love You >> 6. Gudbuy To Jane >> 7. Were Really Gonna Raise the Roof >> 8. C¹mon Feel The Noize >> 9. My Baby Left Me But That¹s Alright Mama >> 10. Skweeze Me Please Me >> 11. Let¹s Have A Party >> 12. Hey Ho Wish You Well >> 13. Let¹s Dance >> 14. I¹m A Rocker >> 15. My Oh My >> 16. Standing On the Corner >> 17. Do You Believe In Miracles >> 18. All Join Hands >> 19. Oaky Coaky >> 20. Here¹s To the New Year >> >> ³Merry Xmas Everybody Slade Party Hits² is released through UMTV on the >> 23rd November 2009
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PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED 30TH ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED EDITION OF ŒMETAL BOX¹ PLUS REISSUE OF ŒPLASTIC BOX¹ To coincide with PiL¹s first tour in 17 years, on 14th December a special 3-CD remastered set of the band¹s groundbreaking ŒMetal Box¹ album will be released. Released in its original metal canister form in 1979, ŒMetal Box¹ was the band¹s second album following their ŒFirst Issue¹ debut. Built around the musical idiosyncrasies of founding members John Lydon, Jah Wobble and Keith Levene, ŒMetal Box¹ saw the band push and punish the boundaries of rock and post punk, creating an artistically uncompromising and challenging masterpiece. An avant garde and confrontational album, ŒMetal Box¹ crystallised the three band members tastes Lydon¹s brutally poetic lyrics and vocal performances over Wobble¹s dub reggae-inspired basslines (locked-down by the drumming of Dave Humphrey and Richard Dudanski) and Levene¹s metallic guitar sound creating a genuinely timeless record. The album touches on themes of resentment and murder, as well as incredibly personal experiences (Lydon¹s stark and harrowing vocal regarding his dying mother on ŒSwan Lake¹, an alternate version of the single ŒDeath Disco¹). Its lasting influence can be heard in the work of band¹s as diverse as Massive Attack, Manic Street Preachers and Primal Scream. The remastered edition will, for the first time ever, be released as the original vinyl was, in a 3-CD set, in a metal canister. On the same day the 4-CD compilation ŒPlastic Box¹ will be re-released. ŒPlastic Box¹ is a career-spanning collection of 64 tracks including rarities such as Peel Sessions and remixes. December tour dates: 15th Birmingham Academy 18th Glasgow Academy 19th Manchester Academy 21st Brixton Academy, London 22nd Electric Ballroom, London tracklistingsŠ Metal Box: CD1: Albatross Memories Swan Lake CD2: Poptones Careering No Birds Graveyards The Suit CD3: Bad Boy Socialist Chant Radio 4 Plastic Box: CD1: Public Image The Cowboy Song Theme Religion I Religion II Annalisa Low Life Attack Poptones (BBC Peel Session) Careering (BBC Peel Session) Chant (BBC Peel Session) Death Disco (12² Remix) 1/2 Mix Megamix No Birds Do Sing Memories CD2: Another Albatross Socialist The Suit Bad Baby Radio 4 Pied Piper Flowers of Romance Four Enclosed Walls Phenagen Track 8 Hymie¹s Him Under The House Banging The Door Go Back Francis Massacre Home Is Where The Heart Is CD3: This Is Not a Love Song (12² Remix) Blue Water Bad Life (Single version) Question Mark Solitaire Tie Me To The Length Of That Where Are You? The Pardon 1981 The Order of Death F.F.F. Rise Fishing Round Home Ease CD4: Seattle Angry The Body (US 12² Mix) Selfish Rubbish Disappointed Happy Warrior (12² Extended Version) USLS 1 Don¹t Ask Me Criminal Luck¹s Up God Cruel (BBC Mark Goodier Session) Acid Drops (BBC Mark Goodier Session) Love Hope (BBC Mark Goodier Session) Think Tank (BBC Mark Goodier Session)
THE LIVING END UK Headline dates 28.11 Leeds, Cockpit 29.11 Glasgow, Garage 30.11 Manchester, Academy 2 01.12 Birmingham, Academy 2 02.12 London, Forum www.myspace.com/thelivingend <http://www.myspace.com/thelivingend> The Living End are featured in Big Cheese magazines Best of 2009 issue-out Dec 3rd!
Breaking News! Release Fourth and Final 20-Year Anniversary 7-inch * Appear on Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" Tonight! By the end of the Bouncing Souls' set, a run of anthems from ³Old School² through ³Kids and Heroes,² fans had all but overtaken the stage: shouting into microphones, dispensing hugs and high-fives. The band had become merely a conduit, creating the space for other people's joy. - The New York Times Their set is anthem after anthem, frontman Greg Attonito unabashedly taking pictures with fans mid-song, happily shaking hands with teenagers who will go to school tomorrow and brag about it, and amiably, if a bit distantly, tossing off songs from all of the band's eras--this is a band that still unabashedly plays "Old School" to kids who hadn't been born when that song came out. - The Village Voice 2009 has been an important and busy year for New Jersey natives, THE BOUNCING SOULS. They've celebrated 20 years of vibrant, heartfelt punk rock, with plenty of special treats for fans old and new. It was almost 16 years ago that THE BOUNCING SOULS put out their first album on their very own Chunksaah Records, and in a true return to the DIY spirit in which they began, THE BOUNCING SOULS have self-released a new 7² every third month of 2009 on Chunksaah, now handing us their fourth and final of the year. 2009 has not only been a celebration of THE BOUNCING SOULS' 20 years as a band, but also a great big ³thank you² to all the True Believers who've joined their ranks along the way, and tonight, those fans can celebrate by watching one of punk rock's legends perform live on Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit," <http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102830783809&s=4636&e=001HNIyaXGsr8-zelvsgmJMrYrP 4DFlCQQnExepxyRuQXbjA_UCRDywyXxFBbed0WvclrlxU-rJFAbTIJGnSLcgxEtP1Va4yAgwQIih lo3sRRtni7RaEH3jKrr0Wc5lGvFM> airing at 9pm tonight and re-airing at 12 Midnight, and 2:30pm and 5:30pm tomorrow (all times Eastern). The Bouncing Souls' latest 7-inch release was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly, Street Dogs) with cover artwork collaboration between Bouncing Souls bassist, Bryan Kienlen, and Arturo Vega, artistic director for The Ramones. Pressing Info: Mailorder: 800 pcs - black and white vinyl / Tour: 1000 pcs - black and red splatter / Retail: 1000 pcs - white vinyl TRACK LISTING: 1. Like the Sun 2. Big Eyes 3. When You're Young / Never Say Die 4. Ghosts On The Boardwalk (acoustic) * Contains "locked groove" between tracks 3 4 The Bouncing Souls Live! Home For the Holidays at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ December 26th w/ Black Train Jack, Blacklisted, Detournement December 27th w/ The Pietasters, Worthless United (REUNION!), Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones) December 28th w/ Bayside, Static Radio NJ December 29th w/ Chuck Ragan (acoustic), Screaming Females, The Night Brigade
KILLING JOKE ORIGINAL LINE-UP CONFIRM NEW WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR AND STUDIO ALBUM TO FOLLOW EARLY NEXT YEARŠ With a reputation forged in fire, brimstone and magic, Killing Joke have long been one of rock¹s most iconic & influential outfits. Now, 30 years since first bonding in blood, the original line-up of Jaz Coleman (vocals), Geordie (guitar), Youth (bass) and Paul Ferguson (drums) are set to start work on their 13th studio album the first fruits of a new worldwide deal with the Spinefarm Records label. Set for release in April 2010, this latest set of recordings (title to be confirmed) will see the aforementioned musicians sharing studio space for the first time in 27 years, having already road-tested their relationship with sold-out shows around the world, kicking off in Tokyo last Autumn. Over the years, the band members have chosen to develop their talents in a variety of ways: triple Grammy winner Jaz Coleman, for instance, has established an international reputation working with some of the world¹s greatest symphony orchestras, whilst Martin ŒYouth¹ Glover has become one of the UK¹s most celebrated producers, supervising albums from the Verve & Primal Scream amongst others, as well as achieving major success as one half of highly-regarded duo, The Orb. Covered by Metallica, Foo Fighters and more, Killing Joke¹s apocalyptic vision continues to draw praise from such high-profile supporters as Jimmy Page and Billy Corgan, and the band¹s considerable musical legacy can be heard in the works of Nirvana, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and the like artists whose rise to fame never saw them cutting ties with the underground/alternative scene. Once described by Paul Ferguson as Œthe sound of the earth vomiting¹, Killing Joke are now poised to take their music of resistance to a whole new level, both in the studio and on the road. As ever, the journey won¹t be easily forgottenŠ whether those involved wish to do so or not! APRIL 2010 TOUR 15 UK Picture House, Edinburgh www.ticketweb.co.uk <http://www.ticketweb.co.uk> 16 UK Hammersmith Apollo, London www.ticketmaster.co.uk <http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk>
Those 80s punks the Abrasive Wheels have just released their brilliant new album-Skum. They have a few dates before Xmas-then headline the Punk on Earth festival Jan 22nd -24th in Birmingham.
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The Klubfoot Ruion takes place at Islington Garage this Friday Nov 20th featuring the Coffin Nails, Demented are Go and the Guana Batz. Slick up that quiff and get rockin’!
JCOURTESY OF THE SUN NEWSPAPER
Les and wife Sam went back stage at a gig and next day returned the favour by inviting the heavy metal group to their hotel suite for a champagne party.
A pal said: "Les is a die-hard fan and was blown away to meet Motorhead. He just keeps saying, ‘I can’t believe it’s real’."
Jobless trucker Les celebrated his 59th birthday with two �55 tickets for him and Sam, 38, for the concert in their home town of Newport, South Wales.
The next night the EuroMillions winners stayed at the five-star St David’s Hotel in Cardiff and swigged �100 bubbly with family and friends.
Les and Sam arrived in a �70,000 Range Rover Sport and hired a �500-a-night suite.
Then they found Lemmy, 63, and his band were staying too and invited them up.
Yesterday the couple had still not emerged at dusk – while Motorhead took their tour bus to their next show in Swindon, Wilts. As Les and Sam prepared for a Caribbean holiday, a friend said: "Les hasn’t celebrated his birthday in years as he never wanted to make a fuss. So it was a dream weekend for him."
The couple are keen to buy Led Zeppelin rocker Robert Plant’s �2.5million mansion, 12 miles from their �150,000 semi.
winners share Saturday’s �4.2million Lotto ja
Rancid <http://www.myspace.com/rancid> premiered a brand new video for ³Up To No Good² over at Babelgum <http://www.babelgum.com/> ! You can watch the video, with the guest appearance from professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, here: http://www.babelgum.com/4003900/rancid-to-good.html <http://www.babelgum.com/4003900/rancid-to-good.html> ³Up To No Good² is the 2nd video off of their most recent album ³Let The Dominoes Fall², out now on Hellcat/Epitaph!
VIV ALBERTINE formerly guitarist and main song writer with The Slits returns to music after a break of 25 years. VIV, who performed last year at The Slits first reunion dates has opted for a solo career. She has an EP ready for release in the new year to be followed early summertime by an album. The new material is beautifully uncomplicated, stripped down and raw. "I LOVE Viv Albertine's CD ....It's everything you'd want to hear from The Slits 2009." Thurston Moore http://www.vivalbertine.com/ http://www.myspace.com/albertine http://www.spinnermusic.co.uk/2009/11/03/ex-slits-guitarist-viv-albertine-re turns-to-music-after-25-years/ www.npr.org/blogs/monitormix/2009/10/concert_review_viv_albertine_o.html <http://www.npr.org/blogs/monitormix/2009/10/concert_review_viv_albertine_o. html> www.mccookerybook.com/blog/2009/08/viv-albertine-at-boat-ting.html <http://www.mccookerybook.com/blog/2009/08/viv-albertine-at-boat-ting.html> Catch her live: November Tue 17th Solo songs at The George Tavern, Whitechapel Fri 20th Singing solo songs on Resonance radio. 104.4 fm 12.00 midday til 1.00. Late Late Breakfast Show with Tracey Mobley Solo songs at The Stags Head, Orsman Road, London N1, for launch of Eel Zine. Wed 25th Gig with her band 'Limerence' at The Bedford in Balham Fri 27th - Mon 30th Mini French tour - Toulon, Lyon, Dijon, Paris. December Tue 1st Gig with her band 'Limerence'' at The Macbeth Hoxton. Fri 4th Gig with band at Inn On The Green, Portobello Road Fri 11th Interview and pared down band live on The Hub. BBC 6 music 2010 March SxSW May ATP
Sailors Grave records has signed British Oi act The Business. Celebrating more than 30 years together, the band’s frontman Micky Fitz had this to say:
Having been top mates and strong allies for many years, The Business are proud to announce that they’ve finally joined forces with Roger Miret & The Disasters, Mad Sin, The US Bombs, The Ducky Boys and many other great bands, and will be at last fighting together at the front in North America with a release on Sailor’s Grave Records.
The band will see their yet-to-be-titled debut for the label in stores and online April 20th, 2010.
Punk icon John Lydon has defended his much criticised appearance in adverts for butter firm Country Life.
It was the moment many fans thought they would never see. John Lydon spent the bulk of his career offending the establishment, releasing groundbreaking rock ‘n’ roll with The Sex Pistols and then Public Image Limited.
However last year the singer appeared in a series of adverts for butter firm Country Life. Lending his support to the campaign, many fans cried ‘sell out!’ at the one time punk hero.
Speaking to Camden New Journal, John Lydon explained that without the money from his appearance on the adverts he would not have been able to fund the Public Image Limited tour in December.
"The money I got from that advert is the advance on this," the singer explained.
Adding that he’s "living on the lucky end of a shoestring" the new tour is set to kick off with a date in Birmingham on December 15th.
Asked about the criticism he faced, John Lydon claimed that he felt no guilt over appearing in the Country Life campaign. "Why are they questioning me?" he said. "What manual am I supposed to adopt? I’m promoting a British product which I’m very proud of. Anything I can do to help British industry is fine by me and in return you’ve got PiL."
The punk icon went on to praise Take That mainman Gary Barlow, who coincidentally walked past as the interview was taking place. "He’s a fine lad, nothing wrong with him," remarked Lydon about the pop singer.
"I saw him on the Jonathan Ross show. I get on well with Jonathan Ross, I think he’s all right, and if he likes him he must be kosher."
R.A.R.E : Rock And Roll Expressionists
30.11.09 – 4.12.09 @ Resistance Gallery London
As the nights draw in and the temperature disappears into the minuses there isn’t much to inspire us Londoners to enter out into the dark ripperesque streets of East London. However at the wonderfully unique Resistance Gallery, a group of musicians come artists come musicians have something very special in store to show you – so why not come and take a peek?
Its not often that you can go to an exhibition where the artists themselves are nearly as exciting to look at as the exhibits on display. So imagine being in a room with the offspring of a legendary bank robber who specializes in the ancient art of death masks and who also happens to be in Alabama 3? Or how about meeting a modern day dandy, the original Dog D’amour, whose worldly travels, wild imagination and wayward experiences are intrinsically exorcised through his poetry, songs and exquisite artwork? What about meeting the former lady punk whose sultry dark eyes and bass lines were the epitome of cool in The Adverts back in ’77? and whose dreams and nightmares are retold through her unique art sometimes with the use of human remains? Then there is always the chance of meeting the iconic godfather of all things rockabilly merchandise-wise and whose midas touch has left its mark on practically every cool cat in Camden Town and who also does the odd gig or two with the Boneshakers? And last but not least how about having a drink with a geezer who is not only the guitarist of more bands than you can count on one hand – but whose tattoo stained glass designs are so dastardly – that if the devil had a church he would get this guy to do the windows?
Sound Tempting? Then come , see the work and hear the sounds of The Rock And Roll Expressionists.
This week long bonanza of aural pleasure and visual glory will begin on the evening of Monday 30th November (invite only) featuring The RARE house band!
Tuesday 1st – The Loyalties + Vince Ray and the Boneshakers
Wednesday 2nd – TV Smith (the Adverts) + Nick Reynolds, Alabama 3 (plus special guests)
Thursday 3rd – Tyla and the Dogs
Friday 4th – The event concludes with the return of the RARE house band and an extra late bar!!!
The event is sponsored by Triibe, so there will be complimentary drinks on certain nights.
For guaranteed admission to a specific night – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Put ‘tickets please’ in the subject bar and give your name(s) for the guest list.
This is a RARE chance to see Rock’n’Roll art in a Rock’n’Roll enviroment.