BILLY IDOL is set to write his memoirs and see the autobiography, titled ‘Dancing With Myself’, published through Touchstone in about a year.
“Life gave me a golden key when I fell in love with rock n roll music. It was the key to the answer of how to live and achieve your dreams. This world opened up to me with all the good opportunities but also every temptation – the drugs, the booze, the women, the 24-hour around-the-clock excess. And yet you have to write good songs to survive. Life had to be lived to do all that! Now I’m putting it all down in book form – from the heart. I’m going out on a limb here, so watch my back”.
OFF!, the new hardcore punk supergroup featuring former members of BLACK FLAG, CIRCLE JERKS, BURNING BRIDES, REDD KROSS, ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT and HOT SNAKES have appeared on ‘Last Call WIth Carson Daly’.
Not only did they do a short interview but they performed all four songs from their new EP, ‘First EP’, clocking at under four minutes!
Their first four EPs will be compiled into a box set and released on November 23rd.
OVERVIEWSteve Diggle is a major part of the legendary Buzzcocks writing Joe Strummer’s favourite Buzzcocks tune, ‘Autonomy’. Prolific solo output and now film actor together with Phil Daniels and Keith Allen in forthcoming film, ‘Vinyl’. ‘Air Conditioning’ is a refreshing blast of punk attitude and conscious lyrical content. Railing against the plastic and throw-away nature of the modern music machine Steve and his band The Revolution Of Sound have recorded 13 tracks that all punks, mods and rockers, old and new will be able to relate to.:Diggle-equal parts dreamer,cynic,magpie,trooper,turbo-nutter and tunesmith extraodinare” Andy Perry Mojo SELLING POINTS • First solo album since the release of “Serious Contender” (EMI Records 2005) • Second solo album on Steve’s own 3.30 Records • Still performing with The Buzzcocks for sold out audiences around the world • One of the finest songwriters to come out of the punk era TRACK LISTING 1)In The Air 2)Hey Maria 3)Planet Star 4)World Spinning Round 5)Listen To Your Tambourine 6)Rock Revolution Punk 7)Yeah Man Yeah 8)Victory Road 9)Altitude High 10)Plastic Kisses 11)Changing Of Your Guard 12)Sparkle Of The Sun 13)Rock Revolution Punk Total Running Time 51.99
OFF have released a video for the song "Black Thoughts" off their debut First EP out Oct. 12. The band features Keith Morris of Black Flag/Circle Jerks along with Red Kross’ Steven Shane McDonald, Burning Brides’ Dimitri Coats, and Rocket from the Crypt/Hot Snake drummer Mario Rubalcaba, A box set entitled First Four EPs is scheduled for Nov. 23.
*JAZ COLEMAN * *KILLING JOKE FRONTMAN RECEIVES MAJOR AWARD IN FRANCE FOR SERVICE TO THE ARTS… * * * PRIOR TO the band’s sold-out headline show in Paris on September 27th, *Killing Joke* vocalist *Jaz Coleman* was presented with a prestigious award at the Casino de Paris. In the presence of friends, family and local dignitaries, *Jaz* was formally honoured as ‘*Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres*’ in a ceremony that saw music from new *Killing Joke* album ‘*Absolute Dissent*’ played alongside poetry readings and classical music pieces. ‘*ABSOLUTE DISSENT*’, released on *September 27th* via *Spinefarm Records UK *, features 12 brand new tracks, and is the first time the original *KJ*line-up has played together in almost 30 years. A new single/video, ‘*European Super State’*, is currently being scheduled for release, and the band has two UK headline shows confirmed for *October*, including their first London show with the original line up in 28 years. These are:- *15th Edinburgh, Picture House 16th London, Hammersmith Apollo *Swiss outfit the *Young Gods* will be special guests on both dates. http://www.killingjoke.com | http://www.myspace.com/killingjokeofficialhttp://www.spinefarmrecords.co.uk | http://www.myspace.com/spinefarmrecordsuk
THE JIM JONES REVUE KOKO SHOW ANNOUNCED New Single “Shoot First” + Free iPhone App “Deranged rock with lots of roll” – MOJO The Jim Jones Revue will play London’s KOKO in Camden on 14th April 2011. This new date has been announced on the back of the now sold-out show at London’s Scala on 21st October 2010. On November 8th, The Jim Jones Revue will release “Shoot First”, the second single off their critically acclaimed album Burning Your House Down (produced by Grinderman’s Jim Sclavunos and recorded at Assault & Battery). “Shoot First” will be available as a digital download only, along with a cover version of The Beatles’ song “Get Back,” (recently recorded for MOJO Magazine to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Let It Be). The Jim Jones Revue Aural Decimeter free iPhone App is now available from iTunes. The app conveniently measures how loud other bands are in comparison to The Jim Jones Revue. Check out how it works at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54_A5vL5mrg On Later last week, The Jim Jones Revue performed two songs off Burning Your House Down, “Dishonest John” and “High Horse”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru92Y49DLIw UK Tour Dates: Oct.12th O2 Academy, Oxford Oct. 14th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Oct. 15th Sound Control, Manchester Oct. 16th Electric Circus, Edinburgh Oct. 17th King Tuts, Glasgow Oct. 19th The Cluny, Newcastle Oct. 20th O2 Academy, Birmingham Oct. 21st Scala, London – SOLD OUT April 14th KOKO London - http://www.seetickets.com/?c=508098 For further information please contact Sarah Lowe @ Fifth Avenue PR Tel: 020 8960 5802 or email: email@example.com www.jimjonesrevue.com www.myspace.com/thejimjonesrevue
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GARY NUMAN DVD: The Touring Principle '79 Label: Mortal Records Release Date: 29 November, 2010 Gary Numan – two headline shows @ Back To The Phuture: 2 December Manchester Academy with Recoil, Motor and DJ set by Richard H Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire); 3 Troxy London with John Foxx, The Whip, Motor and DJ set by Richard H Kirk. * Gary Numan, Recoil (featuring Alan Wilder from Depeche Mode) and John Foxx are available for interviews. Gary Numan's The Touring Principle '79 captures the spectacular shows and innovative music that made his one of the biggest stars in the world at the end of the 1970s. Recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon on 28 September 1979, this is one of those very special moments in rock when new ideas completely change the music scene. These concerts mark the transformation of synthesizer music from the post-punk underground into massive international success without the need for any compromise. From the towers of white light to the icy electronics, everything in this show is designed to be powerful, different, atmospheric and unique. Three decades later, there's still nothing quite like it, which is why new acts and fans continue to discover and be influenced by many of the concepts, sounds and visuals on The Touring Principle. This concert was originally released as the first ever music video-cassette and that original film featuring the 'special effects' of the time has been included on this DVD as a bonus feature, along with an exclusive Numan interview about the 1979 tour. However, the main feature on this DVD is taken from the original master before any 'effects' were added. Digitally remastered along with the audio, this represnts the definitive document of Gary Numan's visonary show.
It should come as no surprise that Mick Jones isn’t too happy to hear that the 100 Club may be forced to shut its doors.
The singer/guitarist of Carbon Silicon told said that he’d be on board if any rescue efforts for the club were made. Jones, of course, was a member in The Clash when the 100 Club was the epicenter of London’s punk revolution.
The iconic rock club, which has been open for nearly 70 years, may be forced to close because of rent and rates rises. theres a facebook page running to help the cause too. Vive Le 100 club!!!