BAD RELIGION have added several more dates to their European summer tour. The band is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with a west coast tour, a free live album and on May 1, will hit the studio to record their fifteenth full-length and follow-up to 2007’s New Maps of Hell. DATE VENUE CITY 4/24/2010 Groezrock Meerhout, Belgium 4/25/2010 T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds 2010 Duisburg, Germany 6/5/2010 Rock Am Ring Nürburg, Germany 6/6/2010 Rock Im Park Nürnberg, Germany 6/7/2010 Ringlokschuppen Bielefeld, Germany 6/8/2010 Huxley’s Neue Welt Berlin, Germany 6/9/2010 Docks Hamburg, Germany 6/11/2010 Melkweg Amsterdam, The Netherlands 6/12/2010 Alcatraz Milan, Italy 6/13/2010 Atlantico Live Rome, Italy 6/15/2010 Rockhal Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 6/17/2010 West Coast Riot Gothenburg, Sweden 6/26/2010 Azkena Rock Festival Vitoria – Gasteiz, Spain 7/15/2010 Gurten Festival Bern, Switzerland 7/17/2010 Ilosaarirock Joensuu, Finland 7/19/2010 Glavclub St. Petersburg, Russia 7/20/2010 Milk Club Moscow, Russia 8/1/2010 Léz’ Arts Scéniques Festival Selestat, France 8/8/2010 Rebellion Festival Blackpool, UK 8/11/2010 Sziget Festival Budapest, Hungary 8/13-14/2010 Rocco del Schlacko Püttlingen, Germany 8/13-15/2010 Open Flair Festival Eschweg, Germany 8/13-15/2010 Taubertal Festival Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany 8/17/2010 Park Sowi?skiego Warsaw, Poland 8/19/2010 FM4 Frequency Festival St. Pölten, Austria

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The Badlands Buster Bloodvessel festival with GBH, BAD MANNERS, THE ADICTS, KING KURT, FRENZY, PARANOID VISIONS and TEXAS TERRI BOMB (amongst many others) has been cancelled. No further details at moment. Now go to Rebellion Festival!!

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PUNK IN LONDON! 2 gigs ­ 26th 27th March at the Forum, Kentish Town Punk legends CockSparrer are playing 2 nights back to back ­ their first London shows for 18 years. Support bands for Friday are: AGNOSTIC FRONT, STREET DOGS, DEADLINE, THE RABBLE Support bands for Saturday are: THE BOYS, PENETRATION, UK SUBS, THE EXPOSED FRIDAY 26th March 2010 COCK SPARRER 10pm AGNOSTIC FRONT 8.35pm STREET DOGS 7.30pm DEADLINE 6.35pm THE RABBLE 5.50pm SATURDAY 27th March 2010 COCK SPARRER 10.10pm THE BOYS 8.40pm PENETRATION 7.30pm UK SUBS 6.30pm THE EXPOSED 5.45pm The venue is split between UPSTAIRS and DOWNSTAIRS. Those people with UPSTAIRS only tickets will be allowed downstairs after Cock Sparrer have played to visit the MERCHANDISE stalls etc. There is no club on afterwards so no hurry to get kicked out!! Sparrer¹s drummer STEVE BRUCE is also launching his new book at the gigs. ³BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE² is the story of the band from his perspective. Looks like a cracking read and stuffed full of memorabillia. Tickets are still available please see info on the right. See you there! THE FORUM, Kentish Town, London, UK The Forum 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW5 1JY Tel: 020 7428 4099 Friday 26th March / Saturday 27th March Doors 5.30pm Wristband exchange from 12 midday No-Readmission after 8.30pm IMPORTANT TICKET INFO: The venue has 2 different ticket types. UPSTAIRS and DOWNSTAIRS. There are only a few downstairs tickets left which has led to rumours that the gigs are sold out. This is not true as due to demand we¹ve opened the upstairs balcony up and there¹s plenty of tickets available for that area. If you want to get a DOWNSTAIRS ticket we suggest you buy them this week as they¹re going fast and the only tickets that will be left on the door will probably be UPSTAIRS tickets. REBELLION FESTIVALS Email: Call 02476 601678 (+44 2476 601678 from outside the UK) TICKET MASTER Website: SEE TICKETS Website:

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Knox, Eddie, Pete and the Vibrators go off on a world tour this year-catch em at-



Fri. 19 Mar.




Bolton, Moses Gate

Sat. 20 Mar.


  Fri. 26 Mar.

SWINDON, Victoria

Sat. 27 Mar.

BRIGHTLINGSEA (Essex), 10th Anniversary of Festival party

  Sat. 10 April

GOSPORT, Rugby Club



Sat. 24 April

WATTRELOS (France, near Belgium)



  Fri. 7 May


  Sat. 8 May

BERN (Switzerland), (TBC)



CANADIAN TOUR (supported by Faler’s Fury)

  Wed. 12 May

SHERBROOKE (QC), (no venue details yet)

  Thurs. 13 May

MONCTON (NB) (no venue details yet)

  Fri. 14 May

SAGUENAY (QC), (no venue details yet)

  Sat. 15 May

MONTREAL (QC), Katacombes

  Sun. 16 May

ROUYN-NORANDA (QC), Cabaret De Le Derniere Chance

  Mon. 17 May


  Tues. 18 May


  Wed. 19 May

BURLINGTON (ON), Legendary Red Rooster

  Thurs. 20 May

LONDON (ON), Moon Over Marin

  Fri. 21 May


  Sat. 22 May

TORONTO (ON), Garisson’s

  Mon. 24 May

THUNDER BAY (ON), Kilroy’s

  Tues. 25 May

WINNEPEG (MB), Royal Albert

  Wed. 26 May

HUMBOLDT (SK), Uniplex

  Thurs. 27 May

EDMONTON (AB), (no venue details yet)

  Fri. 28 May

CALGARY (AB), The Distillery

  Sat. 29 May

VANCOUVER (BC), Funky Winkerbeans

  Sun. 30 May




  Sat. 5 June

LONDON, The Gaff (382 Holloway Road, London N7 6PN)





  Thurs. 10 June

AUCKLAND, NZ, The King’s Arms. (With The Managers + The Bludgers )

  Fri. 11 June

WELLINGTON, NZ, Bodega. (With The Offbeats + Guests TBA )

  Sat. 12 June

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ, Al’s Bar. (With Gripper + Guests TBA )

  Wed. 16 June

ADELAIDE, SA, Enigma Bar. (With Kamikaze + Sin City (Melbourne) )

  Thurs. 17 June

MELBOURNE, VIC, The Arthouse. (With Sin City, Bastard Squad + Mince Meat (Tas))

  Fri. 18 June

SYDNEY, NS, The Excelsior Hotel. (With Rust + Guest TBA)

  Sat. 19 June

BRISBANE, QLD, The Jubilee Hotel. (With Mouthguard + Guests TBA )

  Sun. 20 June

PERTH, WA, The Rosemont Hotel. (With Raw Nerve + Zxspecky + Guests TBA )



28 June – 10 July

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Alex Chilton, who made his name with Box Tops and Big Star, has died at the age of 59 from a suspected heart attack.

The singer first had success in the 1960s with soul rockers Box Tops. Their biggest hit was The Letter, which was a number one single in America in 1967, when Chilton was just 16. When the band split up in 1970, Chilton turned down the chance to join Blood, Sweat & Tears because they were too commercial. Instead he became a member of cult power pop band Big Star, who’ve become a significant influence on many bands, including R.E.M.

In recent years, Chilton (who lived in New Orleans) has been touring and recording, although he never achieved the levels of success his talent deserved.

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 Following hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed 2009 UK Tour, and their Todd Rundgren produced studio album ŒCause I Sez So¹, the legendary New York Dolls return to the UK for a special one-off concert at London¹s Koko on Monday April 19th (their only UK date on the forthcoming European tour).    Tickets for the London Koko concert go on sale at 10am on Thursday March 18th. National Hotline: 08700 603 777 / Book Online: 
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fROM THE GOOD PEOPLE AT DAMAGED GOODS RECORDS NEW SINGLE FROM PENETRATION 5th APRIL 2010 A limited edition yellow vinyl 7” and digital single of two more new tracks following up our last single ‘Our World’ from back in 2008 Both ‘The Feeling’ and ‘Guilty’ are already live favourites and were recorded back in 2008 but have only just been mixed and mastered, they are working on lots more new material, heading towards a brand new album later in 2010 This single will be followed by two or three more limited singles over the next year and then the new album. PENETRATION reformed back in 2001 after a 22 year break and have done odd gigs and festivals since then, they are currently out on their biggest UK tour for 25 years including a bunch of dates with good mates STIFF LITTLE FINGERS. As with the last single, if you want the download then there will be a bonus live track, the classic ‘Come Into The Open’ as part of the bundle. LIVE DATES 20 Mar 2010 THE PLUG, Sheffield (with SLF) 22 Mar 2010 O2 Academy, Leeds (with SLF) 23 Mar 2010 O2 ACADEMY, Newcastle (with SLF) 26 Mar 2010 TALKING HEADS, Southampton 27 Mar 2010 THE FORUM, Kentish Town London (With The Boys and Cock Sparrer) 23 Apr 2010 CORRINA, Perth Scotland 24 Apr 2010 STEREO, Glasgow

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After a week of closely contested matches Charlie Harper and the UK Subs won BBC6 music Punk World Cup. Vive Le Punks Eugene Big Cheese was on the show on Wednesday and voted for the Subs too. So well done Charlie!! Hope you make it to Z on the album titles!!

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John Lydon to fund new PiL’s album with US tour

Singer says reformed band are likely to record after jaunt


John Lydon

has said that   Public Image Limited

are likely to record their first album in nearly 20 years after their forthcoming US tour.

The reunited post-punk band are set to kick off their first US gig run next month and


said that the funds raised from the jaunt will probably be used to record the new album, possibly at his home studio in

Los Angeles


The band have not released a studio album since 1992’s

‘That What Is Not’


"We’ve got no backing – no record company, no sponsors, nothing like that," he told


. "The only way we can make money is the touring, and then we can make a new album. It’s sort of like the old days of


, when the [




went kaput; I had to scrimp and scrape out of my own pocket. Not much has changed."

Speaking of the band’s new material, he added: "I never stop writing. Most of my influences have never really come from a musical act. It tends to be things like the poetic beat of a newscast. There’s a rhythm to the way it’s laid out. Movies can do that.


and good poetry does that, and a bloody good book does that, or just a long walk."

Public Image Ltd.

kick off their US gig run at the


festival on April 16.

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New York street punks  THE CASUALTIES have announced their 20th anniversary show. The gig will take place on March 28th in Manhattan at Santo’s Party House. The group will share the stage with  THE UNSEEN, Violent Society, and Guilt Trip at the event.

In twenty years the Casualties have put out 8 studio albums, 3 EPs, and 3 live albums. Their most recent was 2009’s   ‘ We are all we have’ This April the band will head south to    Mexico and South america for a tour.

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Carol Clerk, the renowned former Sounds magazine writer has died.She championed many punk bands while there.

Recently she had contributed to Classic Rock magazine. Vive Le Punk sends its condolences to Carols family.

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Fat Mike (NOFX) is the partner in a new dining and drinking destination in Park Slope, a neighborhood in the western section of Brooklyn of New York City. The restaurant is set to open in early April and features European and Mediterranean-influenced cooking with locally sourced, seasonal produce, dairy and meat. Wine and single-malt whiskeys sources from New York State are also featured.

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Scott Reeder of Fu Manchu has joined Social Distortion as their new drummer, replacing the recently departed Atom Willard. Reeder will be behind the kit for the band’s upcoming tour of South America. Social D is currently in the midst of recording a new album, which will be their first since 2004’s Sex, Love and Rock ’n’ Roll.

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 THE RAINCOATS TO PERFORM DEBUT ALBUM FOR DON'T LOOK BACK! ATP Concerts & Don’t Look Back are excited to present The Raincoats performing their debut album in it's entirety to celebrate it's 30th anniversary. The album was recently reissued, for more information see the band's website. Tickets for the show at the London Scala are on sale now, full info below: ATP Concerts & Don’t Look Back present   ARTIST: The Raincoats performing 'The Raincoats' SUPPORT ACTS: TBC VENUE: The Scala DATE: Thursday 20th May 2010 ADVANCED TICKET PRICE : £15.00 VENUE ADDRESS: 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London N1 9NL VENUE TELEPHONE: 020 7833 2022 DOORS OPEN : 7.30pm  AGE RESTRICTIONS: 18+ Only  
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 We are excited to be able to welcome BAD RELIGION to the Rebellion Festival. 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of this seminal and hugely influential band from Los Angeles. They are touring but currently only have limited gigs in the UK, so now's your chance to see them at the worlds biggest and truly independent Punk / Alternative festival. The band are also currently writing new songs and they will be releasing their 15th studio album later this year. So it's shaping up to be a very positive year for the band and we're pleased to be able to bring part of those celebrations to the UK. They will headlining the SUNDAY night (8th) with GALLOWS as Special Guests. Day tickets are now on sale at £35. Weekend (4 Day) tickets are currently still only £90 but will be going up on MAY 1st. Available from REBELLION directly with no booking fee - contact<> or from the usual ticket agents - TICKETMASTER, SEE TICKETS, GIG BOX etc. 
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