The Misfits will be touring the UK in February in support of their latest album, ‘Devil’s Rain’.

Juicehead will support on all dates.

1 London O2 Islington Academy
2 Reading Sub 89
3 Birmingham Ballroom
4 Newcastle O2 Academy
5 Brighton Concorde 2
6 Bristol The Fleece

Get your tickets HERE.

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On Feb 17th 2012 Jubilee are taking over the Camden Barfly all night long to bring you two very special, exclusive shows featuring The Yo-Yo’s with Danny McCormack (ex Wildhearts) Rich Jones (Ginger Wildheart band, Amen, Black Halos), Tom Spencer (The Loyalties) and a guest… appearance on drums for a few songs from Ritch Battersby (Wildhearts/ Grand Theft Audio) reforming for one night only to celebrate Danny’s 40th Birthday. After a seven year hiatus these are guaranteed to be two unmissable shows, so please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.


Doors open at 7.30 for the already SOLD OUT first show.  However this show will now be followed by a second show in the same venue (Doors open at 10.30 for this show), with both shows promising to deliver some very special guests.


Tickets: £12.50 advance/ £15 on door


TICKETS FOR BOTH SHOWS : http://bit.ly/zkNxo7


FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR 1ST SHOW: https://www.facebook.com/ events/158676447574281/


FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR 2ND SHOW: https://www.facebook.com/ events/127502444026326


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Comprising Stephen W Parsons – vocals (film composer and vocalist of legendary 70’s band Sharks), guitar legend Chris Spedding (Roxy Music, Elton John, John Cale, Paul McCartney), Toshi Ogawa – bass (exciting, young bass player from Japan), Martin Chambers – drums (Pretenders), and hot, new guitar talent Sixteen, King Mob will shortly announce further dates, but have confirmed the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne on 17th March and a date, with special guests, at London’s Islington Academy on 28th March.

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28-Mar London Lexington

29-Mar Bristol Start The Bus

30-Mar Nottingham Bodega

31-Mar Leicester Lock 42

01-Apr UK Glasgow King Tuts

02-Apr UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club

03-Apr Manchester Ruby Lounge

04-Apr UK London Brixton Windmill

Screws Get Loose’ is released on 13th Feb 2012

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“Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin’ Rock’N’Roll Cabaret”

Hello People,
Happy New Year to you all – most of us are probably in rehab/on a diet/on a detox programme after x-mas and NYE, but in a couple of weeks it’s time to shake off those January blues and party!!

Get your tickets in advance to ensure entry, http://www.wegottickets.com/event/150075

All the best for 2012!


Saturday 21 January 2012


EMPRESS OF FUR – Female-Led Voodoo-Billy!
*This freaky four-piece from Fenland farming country look like the bastard offspring of an unholy four-way bunk-up between Bettie Page, Zorro, Uncle Fester and Mr Macphisto. They sound like the equally unwanted children of the Cramps, Link Wray, Nancy Sinatra and the Rezillos. They just wanna be loved….


THE DALSTON DEVIL TRIO – Ragtime Ompa Trash!
*They are a rather devilish trio from (yes you guessed it, Dalston!) and comprise of the amazing lap steel player Paul Snakecraft along with Ane Angel on tuba and Paul-Ronney Angel on vocals/banjo/guitar. Expect covers of Tom Waits, Hank Williams & John Lee Hooker like you’ve never heard them before!


BANJOEY RAMONE – Skiffle Punk’n’Roll!
* We are very happy to host these guys first ever show! They are all regulars at the Gypsy Hotel bar and have previous drinking and playing experience with amongst The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Fastlane Roogalator, The Grit, The Yo Yo’s and The Urban Voodoo Machine! We smell a PARTY!


TRIXIE SPARKLE – Regal Burlesque!
*A heady and uniquely delicious blend of sass, sparkling charisma and stage presence, Trixee Sparkle’s magical stardust sprinkles the room with every performance. Cavorting on her throne, riding her giant revolver, or dazzling with a classic showgirl routine, Trixee is unforgettable.


* Marnie Scarlet is a tough cookie to categorize. Creating performances incorporating play piercing and striptease, which nonetheless can be readily interpreted as feminist statements, she is also a skilled costume designer – whose threads invariably standout, whether seen onstage at a burlesque or fetish event.

JOHN E VISTIC – Bleeding Heart Country Blues!
*Songs about love, death and the end of the world’; Vistic recently released his new sweat and blood rock n roll album ‘Modern Love’, produced by Paul Corkett (Nick Cave etc) to high acclaim, he is winner of numerous songwriting awards, and has recorded and toured extensively. www.vistic.co.uk

dj SCRATCHY – Resident Wax-Spinner!
*Scratchy has been our resident DJ, compere and musical guidance since the beginning of the club. He has toured the world as a warm up DJ for The Clash, Gogol Bordello, Dr Feelgood, The Urban Voodoo Machine and The Pogues
amongst others. Do not ask him to play Madonna! Do check out his weekly radio show though!

The Lexington
96 – 98 Pentonville Road N1 9JB
Tel: 0207 837 5371
Tube: Angel/Kings Cross

Doors 8pm
Show starts 9pm
Drinkin’ and Dancin’ till 4am.

Tickets £9.99 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/150075


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Bow Wow Wow tour at-:

 Look out for a feature in the next issue of Vive Le Rock!

April 19 – Southampton The Brook

April 20 – Oxford O2 Academy2

April 21 – Birmingham O2 Academy3

April 24 – Leeds Brudnell Social Club

April 25 – York Fibbers

April 26 – Glasgow O2 ABC2

April 28 – Newcastle O2 Academy2

April 29 – Sheffield O2 Academy2

April 30 – London O2 Academy Islington

May 1 – Leamington Spa Hall

May 2 – Bristol Fleece


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 REWIND SCOTLAND – The 80s Festival  Scone Palace, Perthshire Friday 20th July – Sunday 22nd July   Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday 20th January For ticket info and prices, please visit: www.rewindfestival.com   Due to the outstanding success of the first “Rewind Scotland – The 80s Festival” in Perth, Scotland during July 2011, the festival returns for the second year.  As with last year’s unforgettable concert performances and festivities, this year’s Rewind Scotland boasts another massive live outdoor line-up of the crème de la crème of 80s recording artists/performers.  Rewind Scotland will take place from Friday 20th July until Sunday 22nd July at Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland (www.scone-palace.co.uk). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 20th January.  Details of ticket outlets and prices are available from the official website www.rewindfestival.com.  Saturday 21st July will be headlined by Ali Campbell’s UB40 with support from Average White Band, Jimmy Somerville, Midge Ure, Five Star, Go West, Sinitta, Chesney Hawkes, Katrina (ex-Katrina and the Waves), Limahl, Right Said Fred, and Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers.  Sunday 22nd July will be headlined by Holly Johnson, supporting line-up includes Village People, Squeeze, Lightning Seeds, Marc Almond, ABC, Roland Gift, The Straits, Wang Chung, John Parr, Altered Images, and The Christians.  Rewind Scotland Festival will once again take place at the historic setting of Scone Palace in Perthshire; home of The Earls of Mansfield and the crowning palace of the Kings of Scotland. The festival includes additional festivities ranging from Silent Discos to Live Karaoke bars along with various Camping and Glamping (Glamorous Camping) options. 
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 The Negatives are back on the map again!   THE NEGATIVES ON THE NEW SPLIT SERIES FROMSWITCHLIGHT RECORDS!  Switchlight Records Split VOl.1 - The Negatives(Swe)/Vitiators OUT NOW!! -Switchlight Records SWR009 Check out the brand new video here The Negatives - Latter Day Letter (official video) <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvA8p7_ZtVU&feature=related>  ADDITIONAL INFO   <http://www.scribd.com/doc/70409051/SWR-009-One-Sheet-English>(English) <http://www.scribd.com/doc/70408602/SWR-009-One-sheet-Swedish>(Swedish)   SwitchlightRecords proudly presents another kick-ass punk rock release from the Swedish shores with the start of a brand new split series. Starting out with The Negatives (Swe) and Vitiators. Limited to 1000 copies on MCD in digipack cover, the split features four pogo friendly punk rock tracks from each band.  Pulling together the successful lineup from the critically acclaimed third album “At The End Of The Rope” (2007, Bad Dog/Core Tex Records) The Negatives are back stronger than ever! After a short hiatus they’ve set out to record their 4th album of their own brand of streetwise punkrock starting with the split MCD with fellow Swedish punkrock band The Vitiators  The Negatives are a punkrock outfit from Landskrona, Sweden, that got started in 1999 with members from legendary Swedish punk bands The Bristles, Existenz and Skalatones as well as Gypsy Pistoleros. Their music has been compared to bands like Street Dogs, Dropkick Murphys, Sex Pistols and The Business but still they maintain a fiercely independent sound.  Vitiators, is a punk rock outfit from the south of Sweden with members from the now gone, but not forgotten bands like - CDCP, The Kalashnikov Orchestra and Royal Stakeout. With razor-sharp guitars, alarming drums and merciless vocals, Vitiators prove they are a band to be reckoned with. Influenced by such distinguished acts like Motörhead, GBH, Exploited and more...   Check out the brand TRAILER for the upcoming split right here  <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPeTAwe_9bU>  ////////////////////////////// //////////////////////////////////////////////   <http://www.thenegatives.org> 
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 GRINDERMAN  GRINDERMAN 2 RMX  OUT - 12 MARCH 2012  Grinderman are pleased to announce the release of Grinderman 2 RMX – a  collection of remixes, reinterpretations & collaborations based on the songs  contained in the band’s 2010 critically celebrated album Grinderman 2. Out  on Mute on 12 March 2012, Grinderman 2 RMX marks the first time all these  tracks have been collected together. The album will be available in a deluxe  double vinyl edition with CD insert, as well as CD and digital formats.  Grinderman 2 RMX’s many outstanding tracks include “Super Heathen Child” - a  collaborative version of Grinderman’s “Heathen Child” (MOJO Honours Song Of  The Year 2011) which teams the band up with legendary guitarist Robert Fripp  (King Crimson, David Bowie, Eno); an exclusive previously unreleased remix  of “Bellringer Blues” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ guitarist Nick Zinner (about which  Grinderman enthuse "It shits all over the original!”) a remix of “Mickey  Mouse & the Goodbye Man” by producer/-musician Joshua Homme (Queens of the  Stone Age); “When My Baby Comes” by Cat’s Eyes (a duo consisting of Horrors’  front-man Faris Badwan and soprano Rachel Zeffira); “Evil” reinterpreted by  Silver Alert (Grinderman’s Jim Sclavunos) and The National’s front man Matt  Berninger; and Grinderman’s original demo version of “Evil”, “First Evil”.  Grinderman 2 RMX tracklisting:  Grinderman / Fripp        “Super Heathen Child” A Place to Bury Strangers         “Worm Tamer” Nick Zinner         “Bellringer Blues” (exclusive) UNKLE                 “Hyper Worm Tamer” Joshua Homme                 “Mickey Bloody Mouse” Cat’s Eyes with Luke Tristram           “When My Baby Comes” Barry Adamson                 “Palaces Of Montezuma” Silver Alert (featuring Matt Berninger) “Evil” SixToes                 “When My Baby Comes” (exclusive) Andy Weatherall            “Heathen Child” Factory Floor                    “Evil” Grinderman          “First Evil”  www.grinderman.com twitter.com/grindermansite http://www.facebook.com/grinderman http://www.youtube.com/user/herecomethewolfman 
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Vive Le Rock Magazine in association with Gypsy Hotel Proudly Presents:



-London’s black’n’red clad Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll collective celebrates the launch of their Valentine single “Rather You Shot Me Down”

-Noise and Revolution Garage Glam featuring narrative from legendary White Panther Party/MC5 manager John Sinclair.

-Maximum wild-ass shakin’ Rhythm’N’Blues on Dirty Water Records!

Plus a full supporting cast of cabaret and circus stars including world famous contortionist RUBBER RITCHIE, Parisian burlesque starlet LALLA MORTE and more.

Hosted by the fiery mistress of ceremonies LUCIFIRE!

Plus Vive Le Rock DJ’s spinning the most romantic Rock’n’Roll tunes ever!!

DOORS 10.30pm
(The Urban Voodoo Machine onstage midnight)
Drinkin’ & Dancing till 4am!


20-22 Highbury Corner
Tube: Highbury & Islington
N5 1RD

Tickets available here:

or here:


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1986: Thin Lizzy star dies

Phil Lynott, the former lead singer of the rock band Thin Lizzy, has died from heart failure and pneumonia after an 11-day fight for his life.

The 36-year-old rock star had been admitted to Salisbury Hospital in Wiltshire with a serious kidney and liver infection on Christmas Day, after he collapsed from a drink and drug binge at his home in Surrey.

His estranged wife, Caroline, the daughter of TV celebrity Leslie Crowther, had rushed to help him, driving 100 miles (160km) from her house in Bath to his mansion in Kew.

She drove him first to a specialist drugs clinic in Wiltshire, where doctors recommended that he should be admitted to Salisbury’s intensive care unit.

Ms Crowther and her father had kept an all-night vigil by the singer’s hospital bed before he died.

Destructive addiction

Icons from the music world have been giving tributes to the singer and bassist who escaped the poverty of his Dublin childhood by launching a music career.

The group found fame in the 1970s with hits like The Boys Are Back In Town released in 1976 and Dancing in the Moonlight in 1977.

The band split up in 1984 to allow Lynott to go it alone.

His albums, Solo in Soho released in 1980 and The Philip Lynott Album which came out two years later, failed to sell well and his solo career never really got off the ground.

The singer always led a flamboyant rock-and-roll lifestyle.

As he struggled to deal with the pressures of his career and problems in his personal life he became involved in drug and alcohol abuse.

Fellow Thin Lizzy member, Scott Gorham said that his problem got worse when his wife left him and took their two children.

He said: "I suppose he thought drugs would help him out of the low spots".

Band Aid hero and fellow Irishman Bob Geldof, said his friends had tried to persuade him to give up his wild life of drink and drugs.

Mr Geldof said: "He was a hard-living sort of bloke, a good bloke, a laugh but a hard nut".

Phil Lynott leaves behind two daughters, Sara aged seven, and Cathleen aged five, who were at his home when he collapsed on Christmas Day.


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Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott battled with alcohol and drug addiction

In Context

Three hundred mourners attended Phil Lynott’s memorial service on 9 January 1986 at St Elizabeth’s Church in Richmond, Surrey. He was buried in Dublin.

He died intestate leaving an estate valued at £114,000.

Phil Lynott was born in 1949 to a Brazilian father and Irish mother in Birmingham and brought up in Ireland by his grandmother.

Before forming Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott served apprenticeships with Black Eagles, Skid Row and Orphanage.

He started Thin Lizzy in 1970 with Eric Bell on guitar and Brian Downey on drums. Their first hit was a novelty rock version of the traditional Irish folk song "Whisky in the jar".

The band underwent a series of changes in 1974. The arrival of guitarists Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham stabilized the line up as the band entered their most productive phase with the top selling album Jailbreak in 1976.

Throughout the 1970s and until the group split up in 1984, the band‘s membership continued to change. Most notably Midge Ure spent a short time with the group before joining Ultravox.


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Brian James-ex Damned guitarist will play some dates in March with Rat Scabies on drums. Dates are Newport March 2nd  and Oxford 23rd. Dates are also being lined up in USA and Japan.Brian also shoots his new video in Jan. In Other news he has also found the old tape of his original band-Bastard, he has recorded a solo album for release in March also. . So alot going on and coming up for this punk legend in 2012.

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