NEW RANCID VIDEO

 RANCID has unveiled another unreleased video from their eponymous back-to-basics LP from 2000. This clip features the song "Rwanda" and again employs the band’s trademark black and white house style that graces many of their visuals. The long running punk band recently unearthed videos for "Rattlesnake," "Poison," and "Crane Fist."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlQKRgrqWvE


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SKY SAXON R.I.P

Sky Sunlight Saxon

Died  Jun. 25, 2009 (aged 63)

Sky Sunlight             Saxon † Jun. 25, 2009

 

Birth name
Richard Marsh

Born
* 1946
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Died
† Jun. 25, 2009
Austin, Texas, USA

Cause of Death
He died after a brief illness at St. David’s Hospital 9:10am.
Seeds (Vocals/Bass)

Biography
Sky "Sunlight" Saxon was an American rock and roll musician who was best known as the leader and singer of the 1960s Los Angeles garage rock band THE SEEDS.

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POLYSTYRENE SOLO ALBUM

Vive Le Punk has learnt that former X RAY SPEX singer Polystyrene has been holed up in Killing Jokes Youth’s  wandsworth studio recording her first solo album. a collaboration between Youth and Poly-early reports say the sound is stunning . more news soon!

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PISTOLS N SCREAM FORM SILVER MACHINE

Not exactly a new band in terms of personnel, but The Silver Machine might be knocking out a few tunes you like when the band makes its debut in July.

Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie heads it up, joined by Glen Matlock, Zak Starkey and Primal Scream members Andrew Innes and Barrie Cadogan for what could be just a single gig.

All the tracks being played will be covers, including tunes by The Troggs, MC5, Creation, Flamin’ Groovies and Chocolate Watch Band, which will be debuted at London’s 1234 festival in Shoreditch on July 24th. Tickets for the event are available from the festival website.

1234 Festival website

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JELLO BIAFRA EURO TOUR

 Jello Biafra  And The Guantanamo School of Medicine Kick Off European Tour This Week and Announce West Coast Dates w/ Tool New Album, "The Audacity of Hype," Out Now on Alternative Tentacles    Like many Americans, the outspoken punk legend has plenty to be angry about these days and he's venting those frustrations on his latest album, 'The Audacity of Hype' by Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine... As expected from Biafra, the album is full of driving punk with hard-hitting political messages. - Spinner.com  Jello Biafra is one of the very few people living today who can honestly be called a musical pioneer. The importance of the Dead Kennedys cannot be overstated, and as that hardcore punk act's frontman and voice, Jello's words continue to influence generations of people worldwide dissatisfied with the status quo, whether that apply to the music scene or the socio-political climate. Fortunately, he continues to rail against the crimes inflicted by governments and corporations in his own unique way, whether it be through bitingly witty spoken word performances or those from his new band, The Guantanamo School of Medicine. Yet after all of these years, Jello still prides himself on not stagnating or repeating himself. - MetalSucks  Biafra is a talent/personality that demands center stage and all of your attention. Which, as it turns out, is just fine, because he still has plenty to say. - Consequence of Sound  Though many of Jello Biafra's "collaborations" (Lard, No WTO Combo, Tumor Circus,  records with Melvins, DOA, Nomeansno,  Mojo Nixon) would have been called solo albums by other artists, this is his first full-time working band since Dead Kennedys, and it shows. Also on board are Ralph Spight (Victims Family, Freak Accident, Hellworms) Jon Weiss (Sharkbait, Horsey), Billy Gould (Faith No More),  Kimo Ball (Freak Accident, Carneyball Johnson, Mol Triffid, Griddle).  In the twenty or so years since his brainchild Dead Kennedys officially disbanded, Jello Biafra has made a career of spoken word gigs interspersed with musical collaborations with some of the most compelling figures in underground music. Recording projects and touring with the likes of Melvins, No Means No, DOA, Mojo Nixon and Lard (with Ministry's Al Jorgensen) among others have kept his "hardcore as political weapon" message sharp, but the lack of his own band made these collaborations usually short-lived and left Biafra with a ton of songs that had never seen the light of day.  Inspired by The Stooges gig on Iggy Pop's 60th birthday gig in San Francisco, Biafra laid plans for his own 50th birthday party and finally decided it was time to start a band of his own. After cramming rehearsal for a month the four piece band called themselves Jello Biafra and the Axis Of Merry Evildoers! The band, which featured Jello, Billy Gould, Ralph Spight, Jon Weiss, took the stage in a sold-out 2-night stand at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Flush from that exhilarating triumph, the band did 9 months of rehearsal  writing, and added ace guitarist Kimo Ball. This led to the recording of "The Audacity of Hype."  Now christened Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine, the band's record was produced by Biafra and engineered by Hip Hop producer and long time Jello co-conspirator Matt Kelley (Hieroglyphics, The Coup, Digital Underground, Victims Family, Tumor Circus) at Prairie Sun Recording in Cotati, CA and San Francisco's Hyde Street Studios.  The band's twin guitar attack retains some of the space-punk overtones and spy-music-on-meth chaos of Dead Kennedys while adding a healthy dose of Detroit style proto-punk, flavored with Weiss' industrial excursions into metal percussion.    Topically, the album explores how our forced Iraqnophobia and Homeland Insecurity continues to feed lawlessness at the top ("The Terror Of Tiny Town") vs. a runaway police state and class war towards the bottom ("Three Strikes," "Electronic Plantation" (originally done by the No WTO Combo, Jello's one-off collaboration with Krist Novelselic (Nirvana)  Kim Thayil (Soundgarden). "Clean As A Thistle" becomes more timely every day as "Family Values" blowhards from Sanford to Berlusconi get caught in sinful trysts, while album closer "I Won't Give Up" offers an age of Obama anthem on how change comes from agitation from below, not from glamour and sound bites from the top.  Thirty years on, Jello Biafra has made an album that solidifies and  expands his uncompromising vision and updates it for the new century,  with a powerhouse band that promises to be a terrifying live machine,  currently with Andrew Weiss (Ween, Rollins Band)  filling the bass position upon Billy Gould's return to Faith No More.  * All of the art on "The Audacity of Hype" comes courtesy of Shepard Fairey, with assistance from AT collaborator  graphic artist John Yates. The in-your-face art is a parody of the famous Obama "HOPE" poster by Shepard Fairey himself.  Watch a clip of Jello talking about the band's debut album here,  <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103486448510&s=4636&e=001vR0_NVov0x8fwPB1qFgB Llab22VRT9qg8xDvvorsU0VIj0amGyffldofW_EKxTl5USjNA0ukXmHyuiyvIsI4X8vde6FAVssa aNUOQBhMw5BGQBotklXJGj_Dn-PBmW0QB97Zh3ghZwqfr6mG2IKsdZ2f53PXc7lnWYKjYj_iWWfN if052m6PpA==>  and check out a slew of rough versions of the songs below on the Guantanamo Myspace page! <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103486448510&s=4636&e=001vR0_NVov0x_OCuk0ZwWm BCgjZcuV8oBQk93hByAhOZAEEDt3vsuUMV_FFWaLPhQbGOiw_q88LvkUp3WI2GNXhXT_Z0Nk1_82 bk875AmbfHcPidNE9ryVVKYZ2HUtbcyx6UnYjpt8WlQ=>    * photo by Elizabeth Sloan  The Audacity of Hype Tracklist 1. The Terror of Tinytown 2. Clean As A Thistle 3. New Feudalism 4. Panic Land 5. Electronic Plantation 6. Three Strikes 7. Strength Through Shopping 8. Pets Eat Their Master 9. I Won't Give Up  Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine Live!  Europe 6/17/2010 West Coast Riot Fest Goteberg, Sweden 6/18/2010 Provinsi Rock Festival Provinsi, Finland 6/21/2010 Forte Prenestino Rome, Italy 6/23/2010 Gagarin 205 Athens, Greece 6/25/2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany 6/26/2010 Vainstream Festival Dortmund, Germany 6/27/2010 Fusion Festival Lärz, Germany 6/28/2010 Faust Hannover, Germany 6/30/2010 Love and Peace Festival Borganäsvägen 39 784 33 Borlänge, Sweden 7/01/2010 Dekrompresja Lodz, Poland 7/03/2010 Sklab Festival Trbovje, Slovenia 7/04/2010 Arena Vienna, Austria 7/05/2010 Rock For People Festival Czech Republic  North America 7/12/2010 S.F. Civic Auditorium San Francisco, CA  w/ Tool 7/13/2010 Arco Arena Sacramento, CA   w/ Tool 7/18/2010 Quebec Imperial Theatre Quebec City, Quebec, Canada   w/ GBH 7/20/2010 The Paragon Theatre Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 8/14/2010 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
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PETER HOOK-UNKNOWN PLEASURES

 FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE: PETER HOOK TO PERFORM UNKNOWN PLEASURES LIVE   ·      5 STAGES OF FUTURE ROCK N ROLL AND ELECTRONIC ACTION PLUS 10   AFTERSHOW PARTIES FOR ONLY £20 (£15 TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT ROUGH   TRADE EAST)  www.the1234shoreditch.com    Following last week’s announcement of rock supergroup The Silver   Machine (consisting of members from Primal Scream, Sex Pistols and   Oasis) being added to the lineup, THE 1234 Festival are proud to   confirm another member of rock royalty - Joy Division and New Order   bassist, Peter Hook.  He will be performing Joy Division’s seminal   1979 debut album, Unknown Pleasures, live and exclusive for London’s   most debauched punk rock shindig THE1234 SHOREDITCH.  To mark the 30th anniversary of the death of late single Ian Curtis,   “Hooky” was joined by a host of guests on May 18th at the newly   refurbished former Factory Records site FAC251 in Manchester to   perform the classic album in full. For those that didn’t get a chance   to catch him there or on his recent “Evening of Unknown Pleasures”   tour, he will now be performing this important work exclusively for   The 1234 festival. He commented, "London became Joy Division's second   home, we played there more than Manchester, more than anywhere else in   the world! I'm delighted to be playing Unknown Pleasures for the   second time in our second home! The only time and the only place I   will be playing it in England."  Festival director Sean Mclusky commented “I heard a rumour that Peter   Hook had performed his seminal Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures in   its entirety in Manchester a few weeks ago, he was playing with his   band The Light at the new FACTORY club on the anniversary of Ian   Curtis’ death. I had to have this for THE1234 as an exclusive London   show. And we have!  I mean I know people in Shoreditch that have the   cover of UNKNOWN PLEASURES tattooed on their bodies!”  This performance alone is worth the ticket price, but to keep pulses   racing check out the full line up list of future rock ‘n’ roll and   electronic action below…  A1 BASSLINE |ACTION BEAT |A GRAVE WITH NO NAME|AUTOKRATZ|BABESHADOW|  BITCHES |BLOOD MUSIC | BO NINGEN|BRETON |CIVIL CIVIC|CLUB THE MAMMOTH|  COMANECHI|COOL FOR CATS|CRISIS IN TASTE |DARK HORSES|DEADLY RHYTHM   SOUNDSYSTEM|DAVE DORRELL|DECASIA|DEVINE INCEST|DDD|DEEP SHT | DOLLOP|  DON’T DIE JUST YET|DRUM EYES|DT |DUM DUM GIRLS|FLATS|FRANCO | FUCKED   UP|GALVANISED|HIND EAR |HOCUS TOCUS|HUMAN HAIR| INVASION|JAVIER   RAZZMATAZZ|JIM SCLAVUNOS|KILL THE DANDIES| KOOL KIDS KLUB|LELE   (SPEAKS) | LA SHARK|LONGMEG|LE VOLUME COURBE | MARIA & THE MIRRORS|  MATTHEW WOWOW |MAZES |MIM (BLACK CAB SESSIONS) |NECRO DEATHMORT|NO BRA|  NO CARS |NOT COOL|NUKE EM ALL|ONEMAN |OPTIMO | PETER HOOK |PULL IN   EMERGENCY|QUEENS OF NOIZE |RANDOM IMPULSE |ROLO TOMASI|SCREAMING TEA   PARTY|S.C.U.M|SHARKS   SHUNDA K (YO MAJESTY!)| SMASH & GRAB|SONIC MOOK   EXPERIMENT| SPECTRALS| STEVE MORELL | STILL CORNERS |SUNDERBANS|  SWATHES |THE LOVELY JONJO |THE LONG MARCH |THE PRE NEW (PRESENT EARL   BRUTUS) |THE PROPER ORNAMENTS|THE RULLING CLASS |THE TAMBORINES |THE   TOES|THESE NEW PURITANS|THE SILVER MACHINE | THINGS I NEVER TOLD YOU|  THRUSH METAL | TODDLA T & MC SEROCEE | TRAILER TRASH TRACYS|TRONIK   YOUTH|TURBOGEIST|ULPA |VERONICA FALLS VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT|VICTOR   TALKING MACHINE|VIVIAN GIRLS|VON HAZE|VONDLEPARK|WAVVES|WE HAVE BAND|  ZOMBIE ZOMBIE|  THE1234 continues late into Saturday night aftershows in clubs and   venues around the Shoreditch triangle.  Included in the Festival   Ticket Price of just £20 are 10 aftershow parties. Watch this space   for more news on the aftershows.    NOTES TO EDITORS:    Ticket Details  Tickets are £20 each plus booking fee and are available from  www.Seetickets.com  www.Ticketweb.co.uk  www.Weegottickets.com    Venue Address and Transport:  SHOREDITCH PARK is located in Hoxton, in the London Borough of Hackney.  It is bounded by POOLE STREET (to the north),  RUSHTON and MINTERN STREET (south)  and NEW NORTH ROAD (west) and PITFIELD STREET (east).  FESTIVAL ENTRANCE on the corner of Mintern Street  and Pitfield Street, SHOREDITCH.    DIRECTIONS  1.Old Street TUBE Exit 1  Turn LEFT up the ramp onto CITY ROAD, and then RIGHT up EAST ROAD  onto New NORTH ROAD turn right into MINTERN STREET. ENTRANCE on corner.    2.Old Street TUBE Exit 2  Turn right up the ramp, and then left onto Old Street, 1st left onto   Pitfield Street  past church on left. Entrance on corner.    TUBE & TRAIN    The nearest Tube stations to Shoreditch Park are:  - Old Street (Northern Line)  - Angel (Northern Line)    The nearest overground rail stations to Shoreditch Park are:  - Old Street (Northern City Line)  - Essex Road (Northern City Line).    BUS ROUTES    43, 55, 205, 214, 271, 243 all pass close to the park.    Opening Times:  12pm-10pm  
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GIGS LIST @OLD BELL DERBY

The Old Bell in Derby hosts some of the best bands on the UK scene. Check out these gigs- FRI 18TH JUNE – UK SUBS, DIRTBOX, MULTITUDE OF SINS, SANE RIVER – £8ADV/8PM/AGES 14+ SAT 19TH JUNE – JAGUAR (NWOBHM LEGENDS), I.C.O.N, ROCK SPOCK NIXON – FREE ENTRY/8PM/AGES 18+ SUNDAY 20TH JUNE – DERBY DIY COLLECTIVE PRESENTS – LEATHERFACE, ABOVE THEM, BIG CITY PLAN, SOLUTIONS, PURE GRAFT – 7.30PM/£6ADV/AGES 14+ MONDAY 21ST JUNE – DEATH BY STEREO, ALMOST HOME – £12ADV/8PM/AGES 14+ THU 24TH JUNE – THE BUSINESS, CRIMINAL CLASS – £10ADV/8PM/AGES 14+ FRI 25TH JUNE – JIG ‘O TH’ DUB + THE JAH POWAH SOUNDSYSTEM – £5/8PM/AGES 14+ SAT 26TH JUNE – STAY CAPTIVE PROMOTIONS PRESENTS – RUINS OF EARTH, THE FALL OF GIANTS, OSMIUM, DOAR, GALLEONS, DEAD HARTS, OUR DAY DRAWS NEAR, MALACITE, AT THE ALTER, BREATHING OUR LAST – 3.30PM/£3 BEFORE 5PM £4 AFTER 5PM TUES 29TH JUNE – RAMMING SPEED + SUPPORT – £TBC/8PM/AGES 14+ FRI 2ND JULY – JAMES WARNER PROPHECIES SINGLE LAUNCH! – FUNfun. KARMA HEART – FREE ENTRY/AGES 14+/7.30PM SAT 3RD JULY – DEAD END FEST – HANG THE BASTARD, BRUTALITY SHALL PREVAIL, LAST WITNESS, NEVER AGAIN, ALMOST HOME, BROKEN TEETH, LANDSCAPES, PERMANENCE, WEIGHT OF THE WORLD, HISTORY, SPLITCASE – 1.30PM/£7ADV/AGES 14+ FRI 9TH JULY – RH CONSPIRACY. SWORMM, UNDISCOVERED SOUL – FREE/8PM/18+ SAT 10TH JULY – T6 PROMOTIONS PRESENTS – EVIL SCARECROW, METALLOID, CRUEL HUMANITY, BAHAMUT – £3/8PM/14+ SUN 11TH JULY – SWORN ENEMY, STRIKE TEAM, POSTMORTEM PROMISES, AWAIT THE DAWN – £10ADV/8PM/AGES 14+ SAT 17TH JULY – THE HOSTILES, ZOMBIE HEADHUNTERS, HOOFBITE, LAST EDITION – FREE/8PM/18+ SUN 18TH JULY – THE SAFETY FIRE, AS GODS – FREE/8PM/18+ FRI 23RD JULY – STAY CAPTIVE PROMOTIONS PRESENTS – MARTYR DEFILED, VIDINA – £4ADV/8PM/14+ – SAT 24TH JULY – CRASHED OUT, THE LURKERS, RIGID DIGITS, WHO SHOT WHO? – £TBC/8PM/AGES 14+ FRI 30TH JULY – VANITY OF KINGS, A WORLD DEFINED, NEKROPOLITIK – FREE/8PM/18+ THU 5TH AUG – BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE, RUBERLARIS, JIMMY THE SQUIRREL – £12ADV/8PM/AGES 14+ FRI 6TH AUG – AGENT ORANGE, SPEED KINGS, GRAVEYARD JOHNNYS, KERBFACE – £6ADV/8PM/AGES 14+ SAT 7TH AUG – THE SMEARS, CEMETERY GIRLS – FREE/8PM/18+ MON 9TH AUG – AGNOSTIC FRONT, POUNDAFLESH, ALL WILL SUFFER, ALMOST HOME – £12ADV/8PM/AGES 14 + THU 12TH AUG – FIRST BLOOD + SUPPORT – £7/8PM/AGES 14+ FRI 13TH AUG – SUBHUMANS, INTRO5PECT, DETERANT – £10ADV/8PM/AGES 14+ FRI 20TH AUG – THE ARGENT DAWN, TIDES OF VIRTUE, FERAL EVE – £3/8PM/AGES 14+ SAT 21ST AUG – COCKNEY REJECTS, FIGHTBACK, FIRST WAVE – £13ADV/8PM/AGES 14+ MON 23RD AUG – STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO, RANDOM HAND, JAMES WARNER PROPHECIES – £15ADV/8PM/AGES 14+ THU 26TH AUG – CHAOSPHEST 2010 – LORDAERON, MERCILESS TERROR, SEVERED HEAVEN, AGHAST, ENEMO-J, EVER THE OPTIMIST, BAYN, AGE OF DISORDER, WITH THESE HANDS, SAVOUR THE KILL – 2PM/£6/AGES 1

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CRASS/CROMAGS READ BOOKS AT REBELLION!

JOHN ROBB presents the first Rebellion Literary Festival.

With readings, interviews and conversations with many leading faces from the scene including PETER MURPHY (BAUHAUS), JOHN JOSEPH (CRO MAGS) and others.

EXLCUSIVE – Confirmed…… PENNY RIMBAUD and STEVE IGNORANT founding members of seminal band CRASS will be joining the event. This is definitely one not to miss!

WWW.REBELLIONFESTIVALS.COM

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EDWYN COLLINS RETURNS

 Edwyn Collins Announces details of new album and London show.  Edwyn Collins has announced details of the release of his new album, his 7th solo long-player, and a London show in September. Losing Sleep, will be released through Heavenly Recordings on Monday September 13th 2010.  It includes tracks co-written and featuring Johnny Marr, Roddy Frame, Alex Kapranos & Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand, Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers, Ryan Jarman of The Cribs and The Drums and is the first album Edwyn¹s written and recorded since his serious illness in 2005. The full track listing of the album is as follows:  1.   Losing Sleep  2.   What Is My Role? (Co-written with Ryan Jarman) 3.   Do It Again (Co-written with Alex Kapranos & Nick McCarthy) 4.   Humble 5.   Bored 6.   In Your Eyes (Co-written with The Drums) 7.   I Still Believe In You (Co-written with Ryan Jarman) 8.   Come Tomorrow, Come Today (Co-written with Johnny Marr) 9.   It Dawns On Me (Co-written with Romeo Stodart) 10. Over The Hill 11. All My Days (Co-written with Roddy Frame) 12. Searching For The Truth  The 12-track album was recorded at Edwyn¹s own West Heath Studios between November 2008 and May 2010 and produced by Edwyn and Sebastian Lewsley The pair have worked together since 1993 and more recently stood shoulder to shoulder as Edwyn has regained his studio skills.  It also features Edwyn¹s regular cast of band members - Paul Cook, Dave Ruffy, Carwyn Ellis, Sean Read, Barrie Cadogan, Andy Hackett, Luca Santucci and William Collins.  In 2005 Edwyn suffered a pair of life-threatening cerebral haemorrhages yet by October 2007 he was back on stage performing at the BBC Electric Proms and in the middle of a November night 2008, the urge to write songs, which had deserted Edwyn since his illness, made an abrupt return. It happened that suddenly, to his great joy. Nowadays, he thinks about songs all the time, just like he used to before 2005.  Edwyn has also announced a number of performances over the summer and a headline show at London¹s Queen Elizabeth Hall. The full list of shows are as follows:  AUGUST 15th                        Inverness Book Festival (Acoustic show) SEPTEMBER 10th                        Larmer Tree Gardens            End Of The Road Festival 23rd                        London                                    Queen Elizabeth Hall  Tickets for the QEH show are priced at £22 & £18 and will be available via www.southbankcentre.co.uk <http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk>  from 9am Thursday June 3rd. Further headline shows will be announced shortly.  A 7-cd Orange Juice box-set will also released on the same day via Domino. The set includes the 4 original studio albums, which have been un-available for a number of years. 
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GARY LAMMIN v JAH WOBBLE!

 JAH WOBBLE...calls up midfield dynamo GARY LAMMIN to play guitar on England World Cup Song...  LAMMIN ? Enough Said !   Gary,  The link is www.30hertzrecord.com.  On the front page is Jah Wobble &Gary Lammin, England World Cup Song, England - Your time is now, music by Jah Wobble & Gary Lammin,  
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FREE CYANIDE PILLS TRACK

 Damaged Goods records are  offering a free mp3 download of "screw Me Up", as a taster for the forthcoming Cyanide Pills album. Available to anyone who signs up to our newsletter. The Cyanide Pills rock like **** and their new wave power punk has to be checked out! Here's the link:-   http://damagedgoods.greedbag.com/subscribe/options/   They'll need to register and log-in. Once logged in the download is available. what are you waiting for????? available.  
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BERMONDSEYS AT 100 CLUB!

 The Bermondsey Joyriders play homecoming show - with special guest Rat Scabies on drums!   Info for your news pages / listings ­ for immediate release        Fresh from a successful three week tour of the States, Brit blooze-punks The Bermondsey Joyriders return once more to London¹s legendary 100 Club for a special self-promoted show.   On Friday 9th July guitarist / vocalist Gary Lammin (ex-Cock Sparrer / Little Roosters) and bassist Martin Stacey (ex-Chelsea) will welcome a special guest to the drum stool, in the shape of original Damned sticksman Rat Scabies.  Few would argue that, with Rat bringing up the rear, this is nothing short of a British punk supergroup, and as if that ain¹t enough excitement for one night the trio will also be airing two brand new songs for the first time.   Support at this unique show comes care of London punks The Duel and The Resistants, with further entertainment being provided by 100 Club regulars ŒThe Bermondsey Burlesque Dancers¹, plus ŒThe Punk Ventriloquist¹ ­ who presents an act that simply must be seen to be believed!   Advance tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 (£12 on the door), and are available from the venue, as well as London¹s premier punk rock shop All Ages Records (27a Pratt Street, Camden / www.allagesrecords.com <http://www.allagesrecords.com/> )   
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BATUSIS US TOUR

 BATUSIS HIT THE ROAD! SYLVAIN SYLVAIN (NEW YORK DOLLS) AND CHEETAH CHROME (ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS/DEAD BOYS) PLUS LEZ WARNER (THE CULT, JOHNNY THUNDERS) AND SEAN RAY KOOS (JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS)  Chicago, IL, June 10, 2010 ­ Smog Veil Records announces Batusis line-up for U.S. tour dates today.  The band, featuring Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls and Cheetah Chrome of Rocket From The Tombs and Dead Boys will hit the road in support of their self-titled EP (Smog Veil Records) starting July 14th.  Line up features Lez Warner on drums and Sean Ray Koos on bass.  Bands like Prima Donna and Lust Killers will round out the bill on selected dates (see venue websites for details and list all local openers).   Batusis U.S. Tour Itinerary (all dates may be subject to change)  Wed., 7/14 at Rutledge in Nashville, TN  Thur., 7/15 at High Tone in Memphis, TN  Fri., 7/16 at Off Broadway in St. Louis, MO  Sat., 7/17 at Rockbox in Chicago, IL  Sun., 7/18 at Small's in Detroit, MI  Tues., 7/20 at Opera House in Toronto, ON  Wed., 7/21 at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH  Fri., 7/23 at Irving Plaza in New York, NY  Sat., 7/24 at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ  Sun., 7/25 at M Room in Philadelphia, PA  Tue., 7/27 at Crooked I in Erie, PA  Wed., 7/28 at Quarter at Bourbon Street in Baltimore, MD  Thur., 7/29 at Black Cat in Washington, DC  Fri., 7/30 at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC  Sat., 7/31 at Earl in Atlanta, GA  Alice Cooper's interview with the band will air mid-July on his syndicated radio show: Nights With Alice Cooper. Exclaim Magazine in Toronto enthuses "A wild blast of juke joint-infused garage rock replete with plinky piano fills, tambourine shots and hooting background vocals, Batusis come across like the American blues-inspired rock'n'roll the Rolling Stones have been struggling to achieve...for decades." And Classic Rock UK reported "...Batusis turned Prague into CBGB's as they blasted "Jetboy," "Trash," a crushing "Sonic Reducer" and tracks from a new, self-titled EPŠ"  The four tracks on Batusis are: 1. "Big Cat Stomp," 2. "What You Lack In Brains," 3. "Bury You Alive," 4. "Blues¹ Theme." Produced in Nashville, by Ken Coomer, the former drummer for Wilco, the EP features Enzo Penizzotto (bass) and Thommy Price (drums) - the driving rhythm section for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.  Visit the band online at  <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?A4-318354691> myspace.com/batusis <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?A4-318354691>   and Smog Veil Records at  <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?A4-318354696> smogveil.com <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?A4-318354696>  .  
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GARY NUMAN AT SONOSPHERE

  FORMER TUBEWAY ARMYS GARY NUMA JOINS ALICE COOPER, IGGY AND THE STOOGES AND IRON MAIDEN AS VIVE LE PUNK FRIENDLY ACTS AT THIS YEARS SONOSPHERE FESTIVAL. DETAILS BELOW   GARY NUMAN AND COREY TAYLOR EXCLUSIVE FESTIVAL APPEARANCES * *  * *  ** ALLIES, ARMY OF FRESHMEN, DON BROCO, ENDLESS DARK, GENERAL FIASCO, GU MEDICINE, JAPANESE VOYEURS, LIGHTS GO BLUE, OUTCRY COLLECTIVE, PHILIP SAYCE, RSJ, SACRED MOTHER TONGUE, SIX HOUR SUNDOWN, SLAM CARTEL, TOM HOLLISTER TRIO, TURBOWOLF & VOODOO SIX ADDED TO LINE-UP * *  * SONISPHERE FESTIVAL KNEBWORTH* boasts exclusive headline appearances from *IRON MAIDEN* and *RAMMSTEIN*, plus Friday night headliner* ALICE COOPER, IGGY & THE STOOGES*, *SLAYER*, *ANTHRAX*, *PENDULUM* and more - with over 140 bands set to play - many of whom you will only see at *KNEBWORTH* this summer. With a wealth of musical, comedic and other entertaining talent on offer, plus *FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS* for every ticket holder, the £132.50 weekend ticket price - which unlike most festivals carries NO BOOKING FEE - is hands down the best value for money out there.  Now, with less than two months to go, *SONISPHERE* has announced a further 19 acts to the already stellar line up.  Joining the Friday night festivities, it is an honour to confirm that *GARY NUMAN* will make his *KNEBWORTH* debut before ALICE COOPER opens his Theatre Of Death. With 12 top 20 singles under his belt, the electro-pop pioneer comes armed with a string of hits spanning his 30+ year career. With a fanclub including musicians such as Dave Grohl, Marilyn Manson and Trent Reznor, *GARY NUMAN*’s influence in the world of rock is indisputable. Indeed such is the high regard that Trent Reznor (whose NINE INCH NAILS played their final UK show at last year’s SONISPHERE) holds for the pioneering NUMAN, that he invited him to join NIN onstage during their 02 shows last year, and rumours are rife of a musical collaboration between the two. See why *GARY NUMAN* has achieved legendary* *status at this exclusive festival set, and his only remaining UK performance of 2010.  After making his UK solo debut at last year’s *SONISPHERE*, it is with tremendous excitement that we can confirm the return of *COREY TAYLOR* to * BOHEMIA*. Armed with an acoustic guitar and his voice, this is a rare opportunity to see the SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR up close and personal, at this exclusive performance.  Joining COREY on the Saturday at BOHEMIA will be Lauren Harris’ *SIX HOUR SUNDOWN*, whilst on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage additions come in the form of *DON BRONCO*, Belfast rockers *GENERAL FIASCO*, Icelandic hardcore mob *ENDLESS DARK*, and London Grungers *JAPANESE VOYERS*. The *JAGERMEISTER *stage sees additions in the form of *ALLIES*, *RSJ* and the *TOM HOLLISTER TRIO,* while *OUTCRY COLLECTIVE* are set to make a racket on the *STRONGBOW BOWTIME BAR* stage.  Sunday additions include classic rockers *VOODOO SIX* in *BOHEMIA*, *SACRED MOTHER TONGUE*, *SLAM CARTEL*, *GU MEDICINE* and *TURBOWOLF* on the new look *JAGERMEISTER* stage, with a special performance from blues rocker *PHILIP SAYCE* on the *STRONGBOW BOWTIME BAR* stage. * SONISPHERE* takes place at *KNEBWORTH HOUSE* July 30th - August 1st 2010  Tickets for *SONISPHERE KNEBWORTH* are on sale now at www.sonispherefestivals.com - with a full weekend ticket going for just £132.50, no booking fee and a host of exclusive performances there is no better value for UK Festival Fans this summer!   Band Line up so far:  *IRON MAIDEN ** RAMMSTEIN * *65DAYSOFSTATIC AFTER THE ORDEAL ALICE COOPER * ALICE IN CHAINS ** ALL FORGOTTEN ALLIES AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR ANTHRAX  * APOCALYPTICA * ARMY OF FRESHMEN AUDREY HORNE THE BENDAL INTERLUDE BIGELF BLACK SPIDERS BLITZ KIDS BOYS WITH X RAY EYES BOW AND ARROW BRING ME THE HORIZON * BURY TOMORROW CARS ON FIRE THE CASINO BRAWL CHICKENHAWK CKY * THE CULT * DEAF HAVANA DELAIN * DIR EN GREY * DON BROCO THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER ENDLESS DARK EUROPE EVILE FAILSAFE FAMILY FORCE 5 FASTWAY FEAR FACTORY FEI COMODO FIGHTSTAR FIREBUG FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND GALLOWS GENERAL FIASCO GU MEDICINE THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND HEAVEN’S BASEMENT HENRY ROLLINS (SPOKEN WORD) * IGGY & THE STOOGES * INME JAPANESE VOYEURS KARNIVOOL * KATATONIA KELLERMENSCH LACUNA COIL * LIGHTS GO BLUE LITTLE FISH LOWER THAN ATLANTIS MADINA LAKE MARCH OF THE RAPTORS ME VS HERO MÖTLEY CRÜE ** MUNICIPAL WASTE OUTCRY COLLECTIVE PAPA ROACH * PENDULUM PHILIP SAYCE PLACEBO * POLAR BEAR CLUB RENEGADES RINOA RISE TO REMAIN RSJ SABATON * SACRED MOTHER TONGUE SICK OF IT ALL SIX HOUR SUNDOWN SKUNK ANANSIE SLAM CARTEL SLAVES TO GRAVITY SLAYER * SOULFLY SYLOSIS TEK ONE TERRORVISION THERAPY? ** THROATS TOM HOLLISTER TRIO TURISAS THE UNION TURBOWOLF WHILE SHE SLEEPS THEWORLDONFIRE THE XCERTS VOODOO SIX  ** Only UK performance of 2010 *   Exclusive UK Festival Performance  Comedy Line Up So Far:  ANDREW O’NEILL JARRED CHRISTMAS SEAN HUGHES TIM MINCHIN  Tickets available from www.sonispherefestivals.com <http://www.sonispherefestivals.com> <http://www.sonispherefestivals.com>   
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IAN HUNTER UK TOUR

 IAN HUNTER and The Rant Band UK Tour  - October 2010 The Times ­ ŒHunter, dressed in skinny black jeans and a little black jacket, was in awesome shape. Lithe and cocky, he glided around the stage behind his huge shades, still the complete rock¹n¹roll star¹  Following recent shows at the Edinburgh Picture House and London¹s Barbican Theatre (where Ian was joined on stage by Mott The Hoople cohort and Bad Company guitarist Mick Ralphs for storming performances of ŒRoll Away The Stone¹ and ŒAll The Young Dudes¹), Ian Hunter and The Rant Band have confirmed a six-date UK tour for October 2010. The tour will give fans across the UK a chance to see Ian Hunter performing songs from his illustrious back-catalogue - both solo and Mott The Hoople classics.    UK Tour October 2010: 2nd - Manchester Bridgewater Hall 3rd - Glasgow Old Fruitmarket 5th - Brighton Komedia 8th - Milton Keynes The Stables 10th - London Union Chapel (acoustic show) 11th - Newcastle Journal Theatre 12th - Birmingham Town Hall 14th - Bristol O2 Academy   Tickets available from www.seetickets.com <http://www.seetickets.com/> 08700 603 777       IAN HUNTER has produced a matchless repertoire of music combining homage, honesty and killer hooks. He was one of the toughest and most inventive writers of the early 70s paving the way for punk rock with his thought provoking and gritty songs. As a solo performer he has also succeeded with an eclectic catalogue of superbly intelligent albums and a dedicated following, responsible for instantly recognizable classics such as ³Once Bitten, Twice Shy², ³Cleveland Rocks² and many more.  For both his solo output and work with Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter has been cited as a huge inspiration by numerous artists including The Clash, REM, Oasis, Blur and Primal Scream. Currently signed to New West Records, his thirteenth solo album, ŒMan Overboard¹ was released in May 2009.       Sunday Times - 'On Man Overboard, Ian Hunter turns in an 11-song set that is astonishingly vital and puts to shame many toilers half his age. With that sandpapered voice and an ability to bend a melody to its own peculiar will, Hunter is as sharp and focussed as ever.'     2009 also saw the long-awaited reunion of Rock and Roll heroes MOTT THE HOOPLE. Fronted by Ian Hunter they played five Sold Out shows at the Hammersmith Apollo to a rapturous reception from both fans and critics alike, the audiences roaring along to ŒAll The Young Dudes¹  and the Hunter-penned hits, ŒAll The Way From Memphis¹, ŒRoll Away The Stone¹ and ŒThe Golden Age Of Rock Œn¹ Roll¹. Mojo ­ Œthis was the best reunion concert, and arguably one of the best concerts in its own right, ever. Unique, thrillingly, deeply moving, unlikley and completely and utterly rocking¹     
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