ABRASIVE WHEELS ACTION!

80S second wave of punk legends the ABRASIVE WHEELS have just released their rather good new album-SKUM. and to follow they are planning a USA and Europena tour for 2010. In the meantime they have a  date at the Bridgehouse in London before Xmas-before headlining the PUNK ON EARTH festival in Birmingham on Jan 23rd with the likes of Sick On The Bus.

www.myspace.com/abrasivewheels

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LONDON CALLING IS 30

There are plans for another reissue of  the Clashs landmark album,  London Calling .Due out   around Dec 14th, the record is subtitled the "30th Anniversary Legacy Edition." Not surprisingly, it comes five years after the 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition which is now out of print.

Full details on what will be added to this version have not yet been announced, but expect a CD+DVD package at the least.

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IGGY ON STOOGES GIGS

Iggy Pop reveals Stooges comeback

By Damian Jones
6 Music News reporter

Iggy Pop and The Stooges

Iggy Pop said his band recently returned to the studio for rehearsals

Iggy Pop has revealed he will make a comeback with The Stooges in 2010 despite the recent death of guitarist Ron Asheton.

The singer said the 60-year-old’s "spirit still lives on" within the group and the band will return next year for a full tour.

"The band have been rehearsing more without me than with me because I’ve been doing other things this year.

"But we have been rehearsing all together more recently," he said.

Pop continued: "We’re going to be doing a one-off show in Brazil in a few weeks but the real touring starts next year."

Spiritual presence

The singer said Asheton’s "spirit still lives on" within the group and original guitarist James Williamson will rejoin the band after nearly 30 years.

"We’re all very sorry about Ron," Pop told 6 Music presenter Shaun Keaveny.

"His spirit within the group remains with the rest of us and he is still a presence within the group without being on the physical plain.

I have no idea whether Elijah will be playing me, I doubt it

Iggy Pop, The Stooges

"With the exception of (Mike) Watt we all played in the same bands during the same two or three years in the Detroit area and knew each other in various ways and did extra curricular things together besides playing music.

"Everybody went to the same bars and coffee shops and we swapped girls and did all the things you do."

Asheton was found dead in his bed by police at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in January this year. It is believed he died of a heart attack.

He was an original member of the band fronted by Pop in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

His riffs featured on hits including I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun and Down On The Street.

Living legend

Pop, who is due to receive the living legend award at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards, said right from the recording of early single 1969, he was in it for the long haul.

"Once I set out not to go to school and go into music instead I always thought this is what I’m doing with my life now.

"I never thought, ‘Hey this is a youth market so by the time I’m 24 I’d better have my first $3m’.

Iggy Pop and The Stooges

Iggy Pop and The Stooges in their early days

"It was never a career thing it was a life thing so it’s kind of worked out that way. It seemed difficult and far fetched and I knew it was going to be tough."

It has been reported Elijah Wood will be playing Pop in the forthcoming film biopic The Passenger.

But the singer said it was unlikely the Lord Of The Rings star would be taking up the role.

"I have no idea whether that is the case, I doubt it," he added. "I haven’t had any contact with those people for a queen’s age, a long time.

Listen back to the full interview by tuning in to Shaun Keaveny’s show on 6 Music.

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CHUCK BISCUITS DEAD-HOAX

It appears the report of Chuck Biscuits being dead was a cruel hoax-

"Nick Patch of The Canadian Press reports: The founder of Vancouver punk group D.O.A. says that his former drummer, Chuck Biscuits, is alive and well and Internet reports of his death are part of a "cruel hoax."

Joe Keithley told The Canadian Press on Friday that the drummer’s brother contacted him and confirmed that Biscuits is indeed alive.

"He’s well and alive, so that’s good news," Keithley said on the line from his Vancouver office.

Several major news outlets in Canada, the United States and Britain reported Thursday that Biscuits had died of throat cancer.

The reports seem to have originated from a single blog post written by New York freelance writer James Greene Jr., who has since claimed that he was duped by an anonymous emailer.

"I’m sorry I unknowingly spread this horrible lie," Greene blogged Friday. "I apologize to the world, Chuck’s family, Chuck’s friends, and especially Chuck."

Biscuits was the original drummer for metal band DANZIG, and also performed with L.A. hardcore innovators BLACK FLAG and SOCIAL DISTORTION."
 

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LYDIA LUNCH LIVE

Big Sexy Noise –  Lydia Lunch, James Johnston, Terry Edwards and Ian White.

Live at The Lexington November 7th doors 8.00pm tickets £10.00 / £8.00 adv
vhttp://www.thelexington.co.uk/event?id=309

New Album:
Formats: CD album and download only
Street date: November 2nd 2009 thru Cargo Distribution

Cat no FIT 044CD – Barcode 5060143300622

Big Sexy Noise – “Besides being stellar musicians, gentlemen and a pleasure
to work with they are all, like myself, flaming weirdos.” – Lydia Lunch

“What The Kills should sound like if they weren’t such pussies” – www.normanrecords.com

Big Sexy Noise follow up their vinyl mini album, released earlier this year, with a full blown CD album and London Live show at the Lexington on November 7th . The band, fronted by Lydia Lunch and Gallon Drunk alt-rockers James Johnston, Terry Edwards and Ian White, have recorded a further five Johnston/Lunch originals plus a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover to complement the original six tracks.

Big Sexy Noise is the primaeval bump, grind and holler of White’s thuggish drums, Johnston’s moronic low-tuned riffing and Edwards’ brutal organ and sax interventions led by Lunch’s take-no-prisoners vocals. The album opens with The Gospel Singer which Lunch wrote with Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), followed by Lou Reed’s Kill Your Sons before settling into the trademark songs by Big Sexy Noise protagonists Johnston and Lunch.

Slydell and Another Man Comin smoulder along with slinky grooves; Baby-Faced Killer and Dark Eyes delve deep into psychosis with precision metal riffing and Bad For Bobby lulls you into the still-birth-of-the-cool with a Lunch vs Edwards vocal/sax duel to die for. By way of contrast God Is A Bullet is the Lunch/Johnston vocal duet on a Charles Manson theme which opens with the chilling line “Dying is easy – it’s living that scares me.”

Lydia is in fine form berating the weak and miserable in Your Love Don’t Pay My Rent and Doughboy, but not before the formidable drum-led Diggin The Hole and the unlikely but affectionate cover of That Smell (Lynyrd Skynyrd), with Johnston in full Johnny Thunders mode.

History – Lydia Lunch has collaborated with Terry Edwards, James Johnston and Ian White in a variety of musical guises for the last ten years. From Hangover Hotel and Smoke in the Shadows to the recent multimedia performances of Real Pornography and The Ghosts of Spain, the three rabble rousers from Gallon Drunk have, in a series of ever morphing configurations, collaborated with Lydia in creating psycho-ambient soundscapes in the service of propelling forth spoken word exorcisms in her decades-long prophecies of societal collapse, moral bankruptcy, and global corruption.

And, according to the No Wave Nostradamus herself, "It’s time to stop complaining, quit your crying and embrace the coming End Times. Let’s fucking rock."

Tracklisting
Gospel Singer | Kill Your Sons | Slydell | Diggin The Hole | Baby-Faced Killer
Bad For Bobby | Dark Eyes | Another Man Comin (while the bed is still warm)
God Is A Bullet | That Smell | Your Love Don’t Pay My Rent | Doughboy

 

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GLEN MATLOCK-SOLO

  You still have time to catch Sex Pistol Glen Matlock live this week on his solo tour. dates below- 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 BoathouseYou still   
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KIRK BRANDON GETS WELL

Spear Of Destiny/Theatre of Hate legend Kiek Brandon is recopvering well from his recent sudden illness. He has been taking it easy in Spain and is looking forward to returning to the stage again early next year. Vive le punk wishes Kirk well at this time.

www.kirkbrandon.com

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BOB MOULD SHOWS

  Former Husker Du man Bob Mould    Announces details of UK dates.   Bob Mould has announced details of a trio of UK dates in December. Mould released his latest album, Life and Times through ANTI in April of this year.   The full list of dates ar as follows:   DECEMBER 6th                        Minehead                        ATP (Nightmare Before Xmas) 7th                        London                        Bloomsbury Ballroom 9th                        Brighton                        Concorde 2   Tickets for the ATP event are sold-out. Tickets for the London & Brighton shows are available via www.seetickets.com <http://www.seetickets.com>  and are priced at £11.50 in London and £15 in Brighton.  Mould arguably one of the most influential musicians of the last three decades, first for his early work with Husker Du, followed by Sugar and finally for his solo albums, notably his first, Workbook, which revealed his fine songwriting in a new light and allowed an introspective glimpse into the inner workings of an evolving artist. 
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GREENDAY-SMALL SHOW-N’ MASSIVE GIGS!

VIVELEPUNK saw Greenday infront of 200 people at Londons Garage as they played as their 60s alter ego-the Foxboro Hot Tubs. Its was bloody marvellous! They have just announced  massive shows for next year-details below

 Green Day   Announce first outdoor shows since the release of Œ21st Century Breakdown¹; tour includes the band¹s first ever Wembley Stadium show     ³The fact that 20,000 people holler every word of American Idiot¹s rejection of a ³redneck agenda² is both exhilarating and encouragingŠ It¹s all perfectly pitched and unexpectedly fantastic² ­ The Guardian, 23/10/09, London O2   ³The beauty about this gang of gracefully grown-up punks is how they have mastered the art of making the orchestrated seem improvised and how they make every voice in the room feel like it¹s the most important² ­ Kerrang!, 20/10/09,  Belfast Odyssey Arena   ³Green Day¹s greatest accomplishment is the manner in which they¹ve constructed a supremely cohesive whole out of such seemingly disparate parts. The characters, themes and motifs that recur throughout 21st Century Breakdown are marshalled into an engrossing narrative that recalls both Bruce Springsteen and novelist Chuck Palahniuk² ­ Observer Music Monthly review of the Œ21st Century Breakdown¹ album       Green Day¹s recent sold-out tour wowed audiences with the band¹s inimitable combination of frenzied punk energy, theatrical flourishes and euphoric crowd participation. Reiterating their status as one of the world¹s most electrifying live bands, the shows featured a huge array of Green Day¹s hits including ŒBasket Case¹, ŒLongview¹, ŒGood Riddance (Time of Your Life)¹, ŒMinority¹, ŒAmerican Idiot¹, ŒWake Me Up When September Ends¹, ŒKnow Your Enemy¹ and ¹21 Guns.¹   Now Green Day can confirm their first UK stadium shows since their famous two-night stand at Milton Keynes National Bowl in 2005 that was later documented in their live album ŒBullet In A Bible¹. In addition to the two shows on these shores, the full details of which are as below, Green Day will also play the Parc des Princes in Paris on June 26th.   Wednesday 16 June 2010 Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Ground 0871 2200 260 / 0161 832 1111   Saturday 19 June 2010 London Wembley Stadium 020 7403 3331 / 0844 277 4321 / 020 7434 2222 / 020 7734 8932   Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9am, Friday 6th November at a price of £49.50 and £42.50 for London, and £39.50 for Manchester. They¹re available from the box office numbers listed above, the 24 hour credit card hotlines (0871 2200 260 / 0844 826 2826 / 0871 424 4444) and online at www.gigsandtours.com <http://www.gigsandtours.com/> , www.ticketmaster.co.uk <http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/>  and www.ticketline.co.uk <http://www.ticketline.co.uk/> .   Tickets are limited to six per applicant and under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.   Œ21st Century Breakdown¹ debuted at the top of the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic when it was released earlier this year. The album¹s title track will be released as a single on December 7th.   www.greenday.com <http://www.greenday.com/>

 

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THE DRONES UK TOUR

 The Drones > Autumn Tour 2009 > "Vocalist Gareth Liddiard is a songwriter of extraordinary power"... Time Out - 5/6 >  > "What 'Havilah' does is jump up and down on the rotting carcasses of The Vines and Jet stabbing them again and again with a flag that says ‘Miles. Better. Than. You. Ever. Were."... NME >  > "Speaker-bleeding blues"... Mojo 4/5 >  > "An awesome proposition. Dirty and primal, tight and threatening...you need this band in your life."... Stool Pigeon 4/5 >  > The Drones return to the UK this Autumn for a ten dates following on from their recent sold out show at London’s Luminere and stint on the continent. These intense shows will be their attestation to their recent album Havilah, out now on ATP Records. >  >  ‘Havilah’ is brimful of the innovation and artistic integrity that has made The Drones one of Australian rock's most critically acclaimed acts. ‘Havilah,’ like everything The Drones have done, is an album of contradictions, where bombast meets beauty, melancholy wrestles with violent guitars and singer Liddiard's incendiary voice lights up his angular poetry, this time on the nature of, in no particular order, the moon (Penumbra), divorce (The Drifting Housewife) and the acquisition of godlike power and the cult of John Frum (I Am the Supercargo). >  > NOVEMBER:   >   Mon 2nd - Brighton, Prince Albert - £6.50 admission - Doors 7pm - http://www.wegottickets.com/ >             Tue 3rd  - London, Cargo -  £8.50 admission - Doors 7pm - http://www.seetickets.com/see/index.asp? >     Wed 4th - Bristol, The Cooler - £7 admission - Doors 7.30pm - http://www.seetickets.com/see/index.asp? >     Fri 6th – Ireland, Cork, Cyprus Avenue - €12.50 admission - Doors 7pm - http://www.tickets.ie/events.aspx >             Sat 7th – Ireland, Galway, Roisin Dubh - free admission - Doors 7pm - http://www.roisindubh.net/ >             Sun 8th - Ireland, Dublin, Whelans - €11.50 admission - Doors 7pm - http://www.ticketmaster.ie/ >             Wed 11th - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds - £7 admission -  Doors 7pm - http://www.seetickets.com/see/index.asp? >             Thu 12th  - Manchester, Night & Day- £7 admission - Doors 7.30pm - http://www.seetickets.com/see/index.asp? >             Fri 13th - Glasgow, Nice n Sleazy- £7 admission -  Doors 7.30pm- http://www.pclpresents.com/ >             Sat 14th - Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's- £7 admission - Doors 7pm- http://www.pclpresents.com/ >  > The Drones are: > Gareth Liddiard – Guitar/Vocals, Mike Noga – Drums/Percussion/Backing Vocals > Fiona Kitschin – Bass/Backing Vocals, Dan Luscombe -Guitar/Piano/Melodica/Backing Vocals > 
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Lemmys Stand by Me!

Lemmy is featured on new skate video soundtrack-Extremely Sorry-out this month-doing a rather good version of Stand By Me!! Its out on Volcom records,. Motorhead tour the UK this month with the Damned and Girlschool.

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