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News on-issue 5,Hazel O’Connor, New Order, Strummercamp 2012, plus the Damneds; Captain Sensible speaqks to us about their forthcoming Tour!! Plus check out the new video from the Reverand Peytons Big Damn Band-fresh from their U.K tour!!

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 Strummercamp Festival 2012  1/2/3 June |Manchester Rugby Club  A not-for-profit festival celebrating the life, music & influence of Joe Strummer and the Clash  “the friendliest festival on the circuit”efestivals  “The only festival that matters now matters even more” John Robb  “A festival winner 5/5” Big Cheese  The jubilee weekend see the ‘magnificent seventh’ Strummercamp festival at Manchester Rugby Club for another weekend of great music to celebrate the music and influence of Joe Strummer and the Clash.  Early-bird tickets are going on sale on the 31st October for just £50, with under 14s tickets £20 and under 10s get in FREE.  Building on the success of teaming up with Manchester punk label TNSrecords and Leeds underground promoter Hempen Jig last year, Strummercamp in 2012 will also welcome Manchester’s Punxinna Jungle and Slit Promotions to the family. This promises to bring even more quality and diversity to the festival, increasing the number of stages to 5.  The headliners will be announced through the website over the next couple of months. Previous bands at the festival have included; Billy Bragg, The Selecter, Geno Washington, The Blockheads, the King Blues, the beat, The Skints, Sham 69, Neville Staple, Hugh Cornwell, The Popes, Random Hand, Sonic Boom Six, the Stupids, Goldblade, UK Subs, The Grit, Chief, Pama International and many many more…  Strummercamp remains a completely volunteer run independent festival which is continuing to grow.  ·       Not-for-profit festival run by completely by volunteers  ·       Mainstage featuring well know established bands  ·       Second stage run by Manchester independent record label, bring the best of the underground music scene.  ·       Manchester promtor Slit running a new outdoor stage  ·       An indoor stage run by Manchester’s Punxinna Jungle  ·       Acoustic stage run by Leeds promoters ‘the hempen Jig’ providing some of the best UK acoustic acts  ·       Workshops, including kids club  ·       Amazing friendly family atmosphere  ·       Great selection of food, including vegetarian café  ·       Beer sold at pub prices include a great selection of real ale  ·       Annual Strummercamp 5-a-side competetion  ·        Free camping and parking with weekend ticket  Tickets will be available on the festival website, from TNSrecords, in Rockers England (Manchester) and from ticketline.| @Strummercamp12 | 
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TheDamned_64 small.jpgThe Damned are on the next cover of Vive Le Rock-in the meantime-heres Captain on the forthcoming tour-in a seperate interview-

THE DAMNED 35th Anniversary Tour

Captain Sensible speaks


THE DAMNED embark on their 35th Anniversary tour of the UK this week, during which they will be playing albums ‘Damned, Damned, Damned’ and ‘Black Album’ back to back and in their entirety. Captain Sensible of the band has explained exactly where the band are at now and has looked back at what made The Damned the band they are today in the following series of Q&A responses. Catch the legendary punk trailblazers at these dates –



                9th – Bristol, O2 Academy

                10th – Birmingham, O2 Academy

                11th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange

                12th – London, Roundhouse

                13th – Brighton, East Wing

                14th – Norwich, UEA

                15th – Nottingham, Rock City

                17th – Newcastle, O2 Academy

                18th – Leeds, O2 Academy

                19th – Manchester, Academy

                20th – Edinburgh,  HMV Picture House




Q: Why have you chosen to perform “Damned, Damned, Damned” and “The Black Album” in their entirety?


A: For 35 years in this band of oddballs and eccentrics you deserve a medal…. and there were times when we lived life close to the edge. We are celebrating survival here (as a band AND as live human beings) as much as the music, but when it came to a setlist these two groundbreaking albums were the obvious choice.


Q: Has there been any problem rehearsing the songs or getting the tour together?


A: Ha ha, funny you should say that because as soon as we started rehearsing the Black Album material we realised what a job we had on our hands. In 3 years since New Rose kick started the UK punk scene we’d come a long way as songwriters and the likes of Curtain Call and Twisted Nerve still present quite a challenge….. especially if you want to stay faithful to the original.


As for the tour schedule, and being a bit more mature these days we are never going to hit the road for months on end like the glory years so apologies if we’re not playing everywhere people want us to.


Q: How does gigging them now differ from when you were originally promoting the albums?


A: On the 80s Black Album tour I seem to remember we dressed these three raunchy punkettes as dancing nuns for the original tour. Gyrating suggestively and occasionally flashing the audience – it gave the performances a theatrical edge that none of our contemporaries could compete with….. they were VERY naughty ladies – it was a VERY fun time for the band.


In Curtain Call’s autobiographical lyric Dave sings about a "reckless gambling pace" which is fair enough because we’d bet on absolutely anything….. from whether we could record a song in one take to the exact time the wheels of the plane would hit the ground. Some of the band made a few bob on this wheeze when we flew.


And we used to drink all day too back then, especially when travelling so gigs at that time could be quite variable depending on the state of the band when they turned up at the venue. These days it’s quality rather than quantity on the beverage front so performances are consistently much improved overall. And I enjoy the shows more knowing I’m playing the right chords. A couple of posh ales usually suffices


Plus I awake in the morning without a stinking hangover these days…… why didn’t somebody tell me?

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 HAZEL O’CONNOR  JAZZ CAFÉ, LONDON      SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2011     “The expressive power of her singing, songwriting craft and warm strong personality” (The Times)     Hazel O’Connor closes her current UK tour with a date at London’s Jazz Café on Sunday 4th December. The tour is in support of her brand new album, I Give You My Sunshine, an emotional tour de force. Here, Hazel’s unique voice delivers with a renewed passion and fire as she explores a stunning repertoire of old and new, alongside some superb cover versions.  She is accompanied by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and vocals and the fabulous Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics, Sax in the City) on keyboards and vocals; this powerful blend of voices and musicianship lends a classy touch to Hazel’s vibrant performance. Together, the trio are touring throughout the UK album.     “They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet”   (Daily Telegraph)     The album’s moving title track describes the sunshine in her own heart, which was all and everything that Hazel could give to her mother as she drew to the end of her life in a hospice. Other highlights include other personal and new compositions; I Would Rather (Wonderwoman), The Very First Hello and Cinderella Moment about enjoying the company of friends and wondering whether or not to go home as the clock strikes midnight.     There are also two songs from the Nina Simone songbook, Feeling Good and Do What You Gotta Do plus stunning new jazz-blues inspired versions of songs from Hazel’s own back catalogue, Decadent Days and That’s Life. Rebecca (on a close friend who died of cancer in her thirties) from the Beyond The Breaking Glass album is also given a new twist. In These Shoes is Hazel’s take on a song originally written by the late lamented Kirsty MacColl.     Hazel, of course, is no stranger to the live scene ever since striding into the spotlight with the cult movie Breaking Glass in 1980. From her early tours in the 1980s to her critically acclaimed partnership with harpist Cormac De Barra; her autobiographical theatre shows Beyond Breaking Glass and the Breaking Glass Live tour, she has been continually performing and writing and delighting audiences the world over.     HAZEL O’CONNOR  VENUE:  JAZZ CAFÉ, LONDON, 5 PARKWAY, CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON, NW1 7PG  DATE:  SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER  TIME:  7PM (DOORS)  TICKETS:  £17.50 (in advance)  BOX OFFICE:  hmv tickets: 0843 221 0100    ticketmaster:  0844 847 2514  NEAREST TRANSPORT:  CAMDEN TOWN UNDERGROUND     HAZEL O’CONNOR - I GIVE YOU MY SUNSHINE (SFE 018) SFE VIA CHERRY RED RECORDS   
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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, the three-piece American country blues band from Brown County, Indiana have just played a handful of UK dates before heading onto Europe. They play more than 250 dates per year at venues ranging from bars to festivals and so far they have released seven albums, the most recent is ‘Peyton on Patton’ – a tribute to blues pioneer Charlie Patton available on Side One Dummy Records.

Vive Le Rock digs them so Vive Le Rev!

Here’s their brand new video. Enjoy!

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Here’s a sneak peak at just some of what’s in the next issue of Vive Le Rock! It’ll be in shops on November 15th.


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Glasgow O2 Academy Glasgow Get Tickets Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs
11/06/2011 Liverpool Mountford Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students Get Tickets Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs
11/08/2011 Bristol Colston Hall Get Tickets Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs
11/11/2011 Norwich Norwich UEA Get Tickets Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs
11/12/2011 London, UK HMV Hammersmith Apollo Get Tickets Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs
11/14/2011 Plymouth UK Plymouth Pavilions Get Tickets Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs
11/15/2011 Southampton Southampton Guildhall Get Tickets Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs
11/17/2011 Nottingham Nottingham Royal Centre Get Tickets Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs
11/18/2011 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester Get Tickets Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs
11/21/2011 Paris, France Zenith Get Tickets  
11/23/2011 Berlin Coulmbiahalle *  
11/24/2011 Leipzig Haus Auensee *  
11/26/2011 Munich Zenith *  
11/27/2011 Stuttgart Scleyerhalle *  
11/29/2011 Dusseldorf Philipshalle *  
11/30/2011 Hamburg Sporthalle *  
12/02/2011 Denmark, Aalborg Skraeen Multi *  
12/04/2011 Denmark, Copenhagen Vega Main Hall *  
12/05/2011 Norway, Oslo Sentrum SCENE *  
12/07/2011 Norway, Bergen Peer Gynt Salen *  
12/09/2011 Sweden, Gothenburg Lisebergshallen *  
12/10/2011 Sweden, Stockholm Arenan *  
12/12/2011 Sweden, Orebro Conventum *  
12/13/2011 Sweden, Sundsvall Sporthallen *  
12/15/2011 Sweden, Lulea Pontushallen *  
12/17/2011 Finland, Tampere Pakkahuone *  
12/18/2011 Finland, Helsinki Cable Factory *  
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01/26/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
01/27/2012 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Casino * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
01/28/2012 New York, NY The Theater at madison Square * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
01/29/2012 Lowell MA Paul E. Tsongas Arena * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/01/2012 Glens Falls NY Glens Falls Civic Center * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/02/2012 Quebec City QC Colisee Pepsi Arena * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/03/2012 Montreal PQ Bell Center * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/05/2012 Kingston ON KRock Centre * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/07/2012 Oshawa ON General Motors Centre * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/08/2012 Hamilton ONT Copps Coliseum * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/09/2012 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/10/2012 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/12/2012 Milwaukee WI Eagles Ballroom * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/14/2012 St. Paul MN The Myth * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/16/2012 Saskatoon SK Prairieland * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/17/2012 Edmonton AB Shaw Conference Center * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/18/2012 Calgary AB Big 4 Building * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/20/2012 Abbotsford BC Abbotsford Agrifair * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/21/2012 Kent WA Showware Center * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/23/2012 San Jose CA Event Center at San Jose State * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/24/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Ampitheatre at Universal * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/25/2012 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/26/2012 Albuquerque NM Tingley Coliseum * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/28/2012 Denver CO The Fillmore Auditorium * with Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil

* Check venue website or local ticket agent

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Punk by The Sea festival have given us 2 tickets for their show on Dec 21 for a competition. The lineup is-





To win the 2 tickets ‘Like’ our page at and email us at titled PUNK BY THE SEA.

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  HARDCORE PUNK LEGENDS!!!!!! CORROSION OF CONFORMITY SIGNS TO CANDLELIGHT RECORDS              CORROSION OF CONFORMITY               For Immediate Release  October 31, 2011     CORROSION OF CONFORMITY SIGNS TO CANDLELIGHT RECORDS  ALBUM PLANNED FOR EARLY 2012 RELEASE        London:  Candlelight Records today proudly announces the worldwide signing of Corrosion of Conformity.  Since early this year, the band – featuring the esteemed Animosity line-up of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin - has been working with long-time producer John Custer.  Now nearly complete, their still untitled eighth studio album is planned for release early in the new year.     Gathering last summer to jam as a trio for the first time in over a decade, the treasured threesome quickly rekindled the magic that originally united and ultimately bound the musicians on a journey that today continues to impress both fans and critics.  It is the efforts of this line-up that Decibel Magazine recently called “a crucial stylistic lynchpin in the bridge between metal and punk.  Corrosion of Conformity irrevocably reshaped crossover’s sonic possibilities.” notes, ”C.O.C. weren’t following any trends.  They just incorporated all the things they liked about thrash, punk and ’70s metal originators Black Sabbath into their constantly evolving sound.  It secured them artistic and commercial credibility.”     Candlelight’s Steve Beatty says of the signing, “Animosity is one of my favourite records ever.  To have C.O.C. on Candlelight with that line-up is simply mouth watering.  I saw the band in London recently and they did not disappoint.  This hungry child can’t wait for the record.”  Candlelight’s Edward Christie adds, “we are extremely excited to welcome the band to the label and are looking forward to an amazing album.  We are all huge fans and this is truly a memorable day for all of us.”     The band shares the excitement the immediate future holds.  Woody Weatherman comments, "writing and recording this new record as a three-piece has been a blast.  Having Reed back in the fold with Mike and I brings it around full circle.  I'm really looking forward to all that lies ahead this upcoming year."     Reed Mullen adds, “Mike, Woody and I essentially learned how to play music together and cultivated our own style, sound, and unspoken language.  Re-bonding with them musically has been the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.”     In addition to intense work on the album, Corrosion of Conformity has kept busy in 2011 touring throughout the US and abroad.  One of the main attractions at this year’s Maryland Death Festival, the band mesmerized a salivating capacity audience.  Sean Palmerston, editor for Canada’s online magazine Hellbound, said, “I lapped this set up.  It was like the tastiest comfort food after a hard day’s work.  I haven’t listened to those classic C.O.C. albums in a long, long time.  It put a smile on my face.”     Mike Dean says of the new songs, “we have been overdubbing vocals and guitars in between our live dates for the better part of a year.  Now it's time to mix.  The process we started back in April is finally coming to fruition.  The results should reflect all eras of the band's existence filtered through our current reality.  This is a beast we can't wait to set free."     Formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1982, Corrosion of Conformity quickly transformed heavy music.  Politically charged and socially aware, the band has influenced countless others and today remains humble about their accomplishments.  With over 1.1 million albums sold in the United States alone, the new album will be their first since 2005’s In the Arms of God.  On release, Billboard Magazine called the album a “riff-fueled set that ranks with (the band’s) best work.”     Corrosion of Conformity will perform with Danzig tonight at the Gibson Ampitheater in Los Angeles.  The band’s final performances for 2011 will be alongside Clutch December 27 through 31. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and venue box offices.     12/27 – House of Blues, Boston MA  12/28 – State Theater, Portland ME  12/29 – Westcott Theater, Syracuse NY  12/30 – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ  12/31 – Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia PA      
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 .UK SUBS are back on the road. The Winter tour kicked off at the Gloucester Guildhall last Saturday and today is the start of the BIG Motörhead tour with Anti Nowhere League! Then headline tour continues till Christmas.        All 11 dates on Motorhead tour, doors open at 7pm, UK SUBS are on first, so please come early!       Please check the dates below.                           UK SUBS winter UK tour 2011              October             29 Gloucester - Guildhall              November *Supporting Motorhead with Anti Nowhere League             02 Wolverhampton - Civic Hall *             03 Newcastle - City Hall *             04 Edinburgh - The Citrus Club             05 Glasgow - O2 Academy *             06 Liverpool - University Mountford Hall *             08 Bristol - Colston Hall *             11 Norwich - UEA *             12 London - HMV Hammersmith Apollo *             14 Plymouth - Pavilions *             15 Southampton - Guildhall *             17 Nottingham - Royal Centre *             18 Manchester - O2 Apollo *             24 Hastings - The Carlisle             25 Birmingham - HMV Institute             26 Nuneaton - Queen's Hall              December             01 Derby - The Victoria Inn             02 Darlington - The Forum             03 Selby - The Riverside             07 Bournemouth - Champions             08 Winchester - The Railway             09 Guildford - The Boileroom             10 Crewe - The Box             11 Brighton - The Volks Club             15 Porth - The Factory             16 Salisbury - The Chapel             17 London - Relentless Garage             21 Portsmouth - South Parade Pier         --------------------------------------------------------------------------       WWW.UKSUBS.COM BACK ONLINE!       UK Subs fans will be delighted to see that the old official UK Subs website is now back online, running hand-in-hand with its sister-official website UK Subs Time & Matter.        Completely revamped and designed by Jonathan Hollins, check it out!            --------------------------------------------------------------------------       Jet 13 Records  
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 NOVEMBER SALE!!!  The Captain Oi winter sale is on for November!   Get your Christmas presents early or treat yourself before the family bleed you dry of your hard earned cash!   All single CDs including our Digipaks are just £6.99 INCLUDING UK delivery (see DELIVERY PAGE for overseas charges.)   This offer is available for November only (1st – 30th November 2011).   We will be taking an extended break over Christmas, so now’s the chance to do your CD shopping and save a few quid.   Ho Ho Ho and Oi Oi Oi to ya!  SALE ITEMS  999 999 (Digi-Pak) 6.99 BUY NOW ( ) 
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 NEW ORDER - LONDON DATE - DEC 2011  "A Heroic Return - They look and sound like a band rejuvenated"      Luke Bainbridge, The Observer  Following the huge success of their recent sold out shows in Brussels and Paris, New Order announce their first London show for five years.      New Order will play TROXY, in Commercial Road, London E1 on Saturday 10th December 2011.     The recent European dates, which were benefit concerts for their good friend Michael Shamberg, were well received by all the fans, friends, and media who attended the two packed shows to see New Order deliver amazing performances.  Reviewing the Paris show, Luke Bainbridge for The Observer wrote, "On stage, they are greeted like returning heroes, and a rejuvenated New Order delight their fans with a rare greatest hits set. Every fan has their own dream set-list, but they'd be hard pushed to beat tonight's selection."     NEW ORDER are:  *        Stephen Morris (drums) *        Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitar) *        Gillian Gilbert (keyboard, guitar) *        Phil Cunningham (guitar, keyboards) *        Tom Chapman (bass) <>      TICKET INFORMATION:  On sale 9am, Friday November 4th 2011 <>  / <>   Box Office Number: (0844) 888 0440 <> <> <>     
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Drummer of Christchurch punk band The Androidss, Eric Marsden sadly passed away earlier this week.

The Andoidss were active during the period 1979-83 – they were comprised of twins Eric and Steve Marsden; brothers Neil and Mark Spence; Frankie Steentjes and Mark Wilson.

They were most famous for their anthemic Auckland Tonight single. Sadly, they only ever released one double A side single Auckland Tonight / Getting Jumpy on Ripper Records – which went to number 18 in the NZ Charts – back in the days when charts were based on record sales not the number of times a radio programmer on a mainstream radio station played the latest single by the latest TV game show sensation.

Eric’s twin brother Steve passed away in April 2009.

They even had a music video. Not many bands had music videos back then…


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Walter Lure is back , playing all your favourite Heartbreaker’s songs, laced with a smattering of instant classics from his Rent Party album. Following on from his acclaimed visit in 2010 (his first UK tour in 26 years!) Walter is back, doing what he does best.
A great line up is completed by London glam-punks The De Rellas
with smart new wave pop provided by the Healthy Junkies.
Music provided by the Dirty Water DJs
Tickets are available fom

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