At Rough Trade East on Thursday 22nd November at 7pm
This special event will include Glen reading extracts from his excellent book ‘I Was A Teenage Sex Pistol’, followed by a Q&A, short performance and signing.
To attend the event, you willl need to purchase a copy of Glen’s book, which has recently been updated, from 11th October 2012 at Rough Trade East record store. Wristbands will be given out at the same time.
Any remaining wristbands will be given out 1 hour prior to the stage time – one per person.
Ladies and Gentlemen they are back! The most eagerly anticipated concerts of 2012 are announced today as the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band, The Rolling Stones, confirm their long awaited return to the stage with four spectacular arena shows in London and New York. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood at last revealed their return to live work via a video message today at www.youtube.com/user/therollingstones.
Is the crowning glory of their on-going 50th anniversary celebrations, the rock icons will play to thousands of fans at London’s O2 Arena on November 25 and 29, and then across the ocean to perform at the Prudential Center, Newark, near New York, on December 13 and 15.
These sensational live shows will be the first opportunity for audiences to see the Rolling Stones perform on stage for more than five years. They will treat their generations of fans in a must-see, heart-pumping celebration of era-defining tracks such as Gimme Shelter, Paint It Black, Jumping Jack Flash, Tumbling Dice, It’s Only Rock and Roll, plus a few surprises and countless other classics from GRRR!, the multi-format compilation RS50 album coming out in November marking the Stones’ astonishing five decades at the top.
Mick Jagger commented, “Everybody loves a celebration, and London and New York are two good places to do it in!”
Keith Richards said, ”Sorry to keep you all hanging around but the waiting is over. I’ve always said the best place for rock and roll is on the stage and the same is true for the Stones. I’m here with Mick, Charlie and Ronnie and everything is rocking. See you very soon!"
The Rolling Stones have always been at the forefront of technical innovation in their live appearances, and these dates will reaffirm their place on the cutting edge of concert technology. These 50th anniversary performances will see the band working once again with their acclaimed, long time collaborators, set designer Mark Fisher and lighting director Patrick Woodroffe.
The new shows will be another groundbreaking visual landmark in Stones history. Fans can look forward to an all-new, custom-built set design, with a stage based on the band’s ubiquitous and celebrated tongue and lips logo, which will reach out into the crowd and become a truly must see and hear experience, with integral video screens and effects enhancing the sort of high-octane adventure for which the band’s concerts have been famous for decades. The 2012 concerts will mark the first time that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have performed together as a band since three acclaimed nights at London’s O2 Arena, in 2007.
In celebration of five decades, The Rolling Stones will release the GRRR! album on 12 / 13 November, a Greatest Hits collection which includes two new songs ‘Doom and Gloom’ and ‘One More Shot’, recorded recently in Paris, marking the first new recordings from the band since their 2005 album A Bigger Bang. A new film, ‘Crossfire Hurricane’, directed by Brett Morgen, chronicling the key periods of the Stones’ career, will receive its worldwide premiere on 18 October at the London Film Festival and will be simultaneously screened in 250 cinemas across UK and Ireland. Crossfire Hurricane will premiere in the U.S. at the HBO Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on 13 November. Crossfire Hurricane will air on HBO in the U.S on 15 November, and broadcast on BBC Two in the UK the same month. Additionally, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will host “The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film”, a comprehensive film retrospective that chronicles the band from the mid-1960s until today. This exhibition will be open 15 November through 2 December.
The dates are:
Sunday 25 November – The O2 Arena, London – UK
Thursday 29 November – The O2 Arena, London – UK
Thursday 13 December – Prudential Center, Newark NJ – USA
Saturday 15 December – Prudential Center – Newark NJ – USA
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ELECTRIC RIVER launch new video for “Hold Your Nerve” ‘In your Name’ EP out on October 22, 2012 Kent rockers ELECTRIC RIVER have just launched the new video for ‘Hold Your Nerve’ which had over 1000 views in 24 hours. The link is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuWcGWHLmT8 Electric River will release their latest e.p, ‘In Your Name’ on October 22nd through England Street records. The band formed as school friends aged just 15 and after one self released album they are honing their own politically charged, socially aware sound that is influenced by the likes of The Clash, Bruce Springsteen and The Killers.
Electric River’s recent performances on The Big Cheese stage at Guilfest & BT London Live at Hyde Park during the Olympics has sparked interest from Live Nation – ‘they were the best band over the whole 2 weeks’
Electric River, fresh from hitting the road in June headlining The Jubilee Club Tour (Karl Barat/Chris McCormack) will return to the countries venues during Oct/Nov in support of a record that is passionate, totally addictive and a true statement of intent.
‘An incredibly powerful and strong release, with passionate lyrics and a rare social conscience running through the songs, surely the world awaits.’ – Vive Le Rock Magazine 2012
“Bags of passion and heaps of power…the ghost of Joe Strummer wafts out of your speakers with catchy as hell numbers’- Rocksound
ELECTRIC RIVER IN YOUR NAME TOUR DATES
Thursday 25th October-Bucks Uni, High Wycombe(+Ghouls) Friday 26th October – The George, Ashford
Tuesday 6th November – The Beercart Arms, Canterbury
Friday 9th November- The Anvil, Bournemouth
Sunday 25th November -Islington Academy, London – supporting ‘Mad Caddies’
Monday 26th November – Bogiez, Cardiff Wednesday 28th November – The Garage (Upstairs), London (Album launch/Video shoot)
Sunday 2nd December – The 02 Academy, Islington – supporting ‘Spear Of Destiny’
OFF! have released the video for "Wrong." The track comes from their 2012 album, OFF!, and the video stars actor and Tenacious D member, Jack Black. The band, who formed in Los Angeles, California in late 2009, features Circle Jerks/Black Flag singer Keith Morris, Burning Brides frontman Dimitri Coats, Redd Kross bassist Steven Shane McDonald, and Rocket From The Crypt/Hot Snakes drummer Mario Rubalcaba
New film about The Cockney Rejects in cinemas nationally from 8 Nov 2012
The Cockney Rejects are the stars of a feature length documentary, ‘East End Babylon’, which will be shown nationally in 40 – 50 cinemas on 8 November. The film was given four stars in the new MOJO magazine, which said that it, “Manages to articulate more about the UK in the late 70s and early 80s than any sane person could rightfully expect”.
With Pussy Riot covering “I Am Not A Fool” and The Rejects recently joining special guests at the Stone Roses “Village Underground” show in London alongside Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Jimmy Page, there has never been a better time to check out the band that inspired a generation. Formed in the turbulence of late Seventies East London as an answer to the art school punk that had dominated until then, The Cockney Rejects soon cornered their patch with their timeless brand of terrace singalong classics and white hot live set.
The band release a new album, also called ‘East End Babylon’, on 12 November 2012 through Cadiz Music. In recent years the band were discovered by a new fanbase such as US bands Rancid [whom The Rejects will support in Glasgow on 2nd December and Liverpool on 3rd] and Green Day. The Rejects were fiercely working class in stance and attitude, the band eschewed the political ramblings of punk’s first wave and sang about their own circumstances – police harassment, street battles and football to name three. Signed by EMI after playing four local gigs (less than The Pistols!) they found themselves playing sell out tours the length and breadth of the UK and seeing their debut album storm the charts. Top of the Pops appearances followed, which became the stuff of legend as the band generally ran amok in the hallowed White City studios, finally getting banned from the show for their boisterous behaviour.
Due to overwhelming demand, the band returned to the live circuit in 2000, and have since gone from strength to strength, playing to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe with a live set that is so energetic that it has to be seen to be believed – UK dates in 2013 are to be announced shortly.
This UK cinema release of ‘East End Babylon’ on 8 Nov is a true one off, the film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray in 2013.
In March 2013, the band will undertake a UK tour, dubbed ‘Feel It Live’, which consists of 22 dates across the month. Kicking off North of the border, there is a four date Scottish mini tour which takes in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. The itinerary then winds its way around England, including gigs at seldom visited places like Salisbury, Carlisle and Folkestone before its now customary finale in Manchester.
The tour includes a visit to their spiritual home in the capital, the Roundhouse, seen of many incredible gigs in the band’s history and there is also a gig in Guildford where the band formed 39 years before! Support comes from long term band allies The Godfathers.
Sadly, there is again disappointment for fans in Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire. The band’s management and agent tried desperately to secure gigs in these areas as part of the tour.
However, the offers received from various promoters made gigs in these areas not financially viable. Apologies to fans in these countries…
A major exhibition of vintage posters and memorabilia from David Bowie’s golden years (1969-1981), including on display for the first time in 30 years the original Heddon Street K. West sign that originally appeared on front cover of Bowie’s groundbreaking 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
40 years ago this year saw the release of an album and the meteoric rise of a performer who was to overturn the landscape of pop culture more thoroughly than any artist since the Beatles. David Bowie and ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ landed like a bolt of lightning on the increasingly grim landscape of 70s Britain.
As the centerpiece of the exhibition, the gallery is proud to unveil publically for the first time in 30 years the original Heddon Street K. West sign from the album’s front cover – probably the single most iconic cover location in British rock history, along with the Abbey Road zebra crossing. Rescued by a music industry veteran and finally restored, this is the original sign face seen on the album cover’s famous Brian Ward photograph, with Bowie standing underneath, a pose recreated in the original location by countless fans.
From Ziggy up to the beginning of the 80s, Bowie embarked on an unprecedented, rollercoaster of creative renewal and reinvention. From London, to Los Angeles and Berlin, each musical chapter was accompanied by a startling visual transformation, a personification of the musical and cultural ideas firing Bowie’s restless creative changes expressed through his record sleeves and posters.
As with his astute selection of musical collaborators, Bowie also had a knack of working with highly talented design collaborators; the exhibition highlights the world famous images created for Bowie, by Brian Duffy, Edward Bell, Masayoshi Sukita, Guy Peellaert, Steve Shapiro, and Eric Stephen Jacobs. In common with a surprising number of major artists from the 70s, original posters and promo material on Bowie are hard to come by, and the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to purchase classic vintage posters, and more, from his greatest period.
The exhibition will take place at The Movie Poster Art Gallery, 1 Colville Place, London, W1T 2BG, from Saturday 17th November until Saturday 1st December. Admission is free.
Danko Jones have posted the video for ‘Just A Beautiful Day”. A black and white, back to basics performance video that matches the theme of their new album Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue perfectly and stands in stark contrast to the star studded video trilogy that accompanied the singles for their previous album. It was directed by the Diamond Bros who of course were responsible for the Danko Jones documentary Bring On The Mountain as well as the aforementioned video trilogy.
The album came out in Europe two weeks ago and entered the charts in no less than 10 territories with the highlight a number three entry in Sweden. This is the band’s highest ever album chart entry and trumped new releases by The Killers, Mumford & Sons and several high profile domestic artists.
After just completing a short but successful run of shows in the US the band are now gearing up for a European tour starting the week after next and that will be followed by a string of dates in their native Canada. Several shows in Europe are already sold out and we expect most to be by the time doors open.