Livin’ out Rock’n’Roll is about the dirty disregarded history of the London scene, the story of the Babysitters and The Last of the Teenage Idols as told by the people who have somehow managed to survive it. Among the interviewees are Shuff, Vom Ritchie (Die Toten Hosen) and journalists Ben Marshall and David Stubbs. Charlie Harper, Captain Sensible and Mike Read also make a cameo appearance. There is also a section on the legendary rock’n’roll table – the epicentre of the London rock scene below the offices of the Melody Maker.


The world premiere of Livin’ out Rock’n’Roll takes place in Soho on Saturday 30th March 2013



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Public Image Limited have announced the first UK Tour dates of 2013

The band will play Oxford, Leicester, Brighton and Manchester this June.

The dates are:

Oxford, O2 Academy, UK, June 9th 2013

Leicester, O2 Academy, UK, June10th 2013

Brighton , Dome, UK, 27th June 2013

Manchester, Ritz, UK, 28th June 2013





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Ready To Die finds Iggy Pop, guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott "Rock Action" Asheton reunited for a full album of all-new material for the first time since the legendary Raw Power sessions, with Mike Watt filling in for the late Ron Asheton on bass. The results are the closest thing to a time capsule to 1973 – or at least to Iggy’s subsequent efforts with Williamson, including 1977’s Kill City and 1979’s New Values – that rock ‘n’ roll is likely to proffer in this millennium. The new album’s opening one-two of ‘Burn’ and ‘Sex & Money’ pair sublimely blunt and self-explanatory subject matter with back alley razor-blade guitars and a troglodytic rhythmic stomp as intensely single-minded as Iggy’s lyrical statements of intent. Elsewhere on the album, anthems abound in the form of the most dead-on rallying cry for the lower-working-class dispossessed to date–the succinctly and aptly titled ‘Job’ – as well as a title track that mixes a signature Iggy Pop mission statement of angry desperation with guitar pyrotechnics that recall those halcyon opening salvos of ‘Search & Destroy’.
Just as Iggy exhumed the original Stooges name when he reunited in 2003 with the Asheton brothers, the revival of the Iggy and the Stooges moniker that first appeared on the cover of Raw Power heralded the return of guitarist James Williamson to the fold in 2009, or as Iggy put it then "although ‘the Stooges’ died with Ron Asheton, there is still ‘Iggy and the Stooges’." As far as the decision to record and release a new Iggy and the Stooges album for the first time since 1973, Iggy recently commented:
"My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It’s just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group when they’re an older group they also make fucking records. They don’t just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money…"
Iggy and the Stooges will begin the Ready To Die live assault shortly.

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 punk as fuck is a collection of photographs taken by Steve Gullick during the grunge & lurch led punk rock resurgence of the early 1990s for rock weeklies Sounds & Melody Maker.

The exhibition of beautifully hand printed photography features images from the era’s chaotic pit’s & sedate street corner’s of those most likely to kick against the pricks between
1990 & 1993. Expect to see Gullick’s iconic photographs of everyone from Seattle’s Nirvana to Sunderland’s Leatherface in all their ‘in the flesh’ analogue glory.

punk as fuck is on show at INDO, 133 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1DT between March 1st & 31st 2013, admission is free

Opening night will also tie in with Spiders Love Buzz, the regular night where Pete ‘Spider’ Spiby [Groop Dogdrill/Future eX Wife/Black Spiders] spins tracks from this very era!
Spiders Love Buzz playlist – Alt era 90’s and a bit beyond but not too far – Stooges, Janes Addiction, Hole, Sex Pistols, Nirvana, QOTSA, AC/DC, Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur
Jnr, Breeders, Soundgarden, Babes in Toyland, ZZ Top, Jesus Lizard, GvsB, Melvins, Black Sabbath, Silverfish, Mudhoney, Beck, KISS, Afghan Whigs, Gallon Drunk, L7, Pavement,
RFTC, Sebadoh, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Pixies, Sun Carriage, Pearl Jam, the Young Gods. The perfect audio accompaniment to the visual spendifery of Monsieur Steve
Gullick’s hand printed stories.

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Glasgow – Pivo Pivo

+ Colt45 & The Hostiles

£5 Entry – Doors 7pm 


Edinburgh – Wee Red Bar

+ Colt45 & The Hostiles

£4 Entry – Doors 7pm 


Carlisle – The Brickyard

+ Colt45 & The Hostiles

Buy Tickets Here

£6 ON DOOR DOORS – 8pm 


Manchester – Gullivers

+ Punk Rock All Dayer

£5 – Doors 7pm 


Leeds – Santiago Bar

+ Local Support



The Railway – Ipswich


Leicester – Soundhouse

+ Local Support

Buy Tickets Here 


London, Angel – The Rattlesnake

+ Colt 45 + others

£5 Entry 


Canterbury – Beercart Arms

+ Colt 45 + Others TBC 

£3 On Door 

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+ Misfits Set with Special Guest Doyle




To mark the 25th anniversary of his solo album of the same name, Horror Punk icon DANZIG will be playing a 3- date UK headline tour later this year – his first since 2005.


Proceedings kick off at Manchester’s Academy on 19th June, hitting Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall the next day and ending this milestone celebration at London’s famous Roundhouse venue on 24th June.


GLENN DANZIG, through his work with legendary punk acts SAMHAIN and MISFITS, formed the backbone of today’s mosh movement, with his far reaching influence still evident in bands whose members were yet to be conceived years before “DANZIG” was even recorded. Conversely, his influence works in both directions, with his music having been covered by a very diverse collection of artists that includes Roy Orbison, Metallica and Johnny Cash.


In a career that has spanned across 5 decades, DANZIG has mastered a meld of punk, doom, gothic new wave and an intense California twist on black Satanic metal, culminating in a display of shockingly dark hard rock that sends chills the likes of which today’s Norwegian church-burners could never know.


The prospect of hearing “Mother”, “Twist Of Cain”, “Am I Demon” and “She Rides” live would be enough to whet the appetites of any fans, but perhaps most poignant will be the addition of Doyle Von Frankenstein at all three shows. This will mark the first and perhaps only time that UK audiences will see Danzig and Doyle perform a Misfits set together in addition to the full Danzig set, and is not to be missed.



Catch DANZIG (with special guest Doyle Von Frankenstein) live at these shows:


19 June – Manchester, Academy

20 June – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall

24 June – London, Roundhouse




Tickets will go on sale at 9 am on Friday, 22 February and will be available from: | |


For further information, please go to: |

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Radical punk-blues trio The Bermondsey Joyriders are proud to announce their part in an upcoming exhibition by internationally renowned visual artist Chris Bracey.
Working predominantly in new and salvaged neon lighting, Bracey will be best known for the iconic electric art pieces he has provided to the likes of David la Chapelle and Martin Creed, brands like Agent Provocateur, and Hollywood productions including Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake.  However, while his reputation extends through the art, fashion and film worlds, the artist’s roots remain firmly planted in his Walthamstow birthplace, where he continues to work from a studio affectionately titled ’God’s Own Junkyard’.  As a fellow born-and-bred East Ender, Bracey quite literally gets where The Bermondsey Joyriders are coming from, and describes them as “one of the very few acts who can appreciate the artistic value of vintage visual and bring it forward with a modern dynamic”.
He was compelled to incorporate the band in his next gallery project after hearing their acclaimed 2012 sophomore record ‘Noise & Revolution’; an ambitious concept piece, which is in itself a discipline-crossing collaboration, featuring spoken word segments from literary luminary John Sinclair. Bracey is now in the process of creating a neon logo based on the line “champagne, cocaine, rock ‘n’ roll it’s all the same”, taken from ’Noise & Revolution’ track ‘Rock Star’.  The piece will be displayed alongside a number of other works inspired by the words of rock ‘n’ roll’s iconic and infamous, as part of an ‘urban underground art exhibition’ coming to a London gallery in late March. More details of the show are to be announced soon.
Bracey is by no means the only one to have been blown away by ‘Noise & Revolution’ – a record which saw Gary Lammin (vocals/guitar, formerly of Joe Strummer protégés The Little Roosters), Martin Stacey (bass, ex-Chelsea) and Chris Musto (drums, ex-Johnny Thunders’ Oddballs) fuse the righteous anger of their punk roots with slide blues and psychedelic sounds to offer some timely observations on the changing face of their cherished home city.  Attracting much critical praise upon its release last May, the record had more recently received recognition amongst readers of Vive le Rock magazine, who last month voted it their Album of 2012.
Now turning their attention to a third offering, The Bermondsey Joyriders have decided on some radically different tactics to follow ‘Noise & Revolution’s high benchmark.  Frontman Gary Lammin reveals “the third Bermondsey Joyriders album is going to be a driving, straight-ahead, no-twists-or-turns recording, and this is for several reasons.  First, ‘Noise & Revolution’ has been held in my heart and mind for over 30 years and I had to wait until the right situations were about to develop and the right people to turn up…. When I hooked up with John Sinclair I just new that 2012 was at last going to be the time to release it.  Now, we need to make an album that see The Bermondsey Joyriders speeding away in a get away car!”.
Work is already underway on the album, which Lammin says will be “our ‘Spitfires and Hurricanes’ – diving in and running fast, dynamic and at lightening speed!  Noise & Revolution’ opened the situation up with a certain ‘insight’ into what’s going on socially, and now we intend to show what could be a way out of this hopeless society and just doesn’t seem to be able to learn anything about anything!”.
The band will devoting much of 2013 to writing and recording, but plan to play a select few live shows over the coming months. The first dates to be announced are;
Sat 23rd Feb – HERSHAM, Waterman’s Arms (w/ Taurus Trakker & Suicide Si.  Free entry)
Sat 20th April – LONDON, The Lexington (Gypsy Hotel night – w/ Frank Sanazi, Trixi Tassels, Miss Miranda & Anna Lou Larkin) 

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 Happy Valentines Day from Hey! Hello!

Hey! Hello! Is made up of New York singer Victoria Liedtke and British rock icon Ginger Wildheart.

Black Valentine” is the opening track from Hey! Hello!’s forthcoming debut album and as a special Valentines Day treat, it is available to download for FREE from their bandcamp page.  

(embed link if required: <iframe width="400" height="100" style="position: relative; display: block; width: 400px; height: 100px;" src="" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0"><a href="">Black Valentine by Hey! Hello!</a></iframe>)

The album is currently available to preorder on Cd, Vinyl and Download through PledgeMusic here


The first video lifted from the project was “How I Survived The Punk Wars” which was recently described by Duff McKagan in Seattle Weekly ( as

Perhaps the best and most real punk rock song in a long, long time… “How I Survived The Punk Wars” off of the Hey! Hello! record actually stunned me.”


You can see that video here


Hey! Hello! online






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 VIVE LE ROCK PRESENTS -STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ON TOUR! Read an interview with Jake Burns in new VLR out next week!

Thu 7th Mar  Stiff Little Fingers

The Brook

Fri 8th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers + Ed Tudor-Pole

Concorde 2

Sat 9th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

Queen’s Hall

Sun 10th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers + The Men They Couldn’t Hang

53 Degrees at University of Central Lancashire

Tue 12th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

The Plug

Thu 14th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

The Ritz

Fri 15th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

O2 Academy Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 17th Mar  22nd Annual St Patrick’s Day Concert: 
Stiff Little Fingers

Barrowland (1 & 2)

Tue 19th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

The Junction

Wed 20th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

The Waterfront

Thu 21st Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

O2 Academy Leeds

Fri 22nd Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

The Forum

Sat 23rd Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers + The Men They Couldn’t Hang + Ed Tudor-Pole

Rock City

Mon 25th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers


Tue 26th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

Exeter Phoenix

Wed 27th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

Gloucester Guildhall

Thu 28th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

O2 Academy Bristol

Fri 29th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

The Robin 2

Sat 30th Mar  Up A Gear Tour: 
Stiff Little Fingers

Cardiff University SU (The Great Hall, Solus, CF10, The Taf)

Mon 1st Apr  Stiff Little Fingers

Electric Palace

Wed 3rd Apr  Stiff Little Fingers + Ed Tudor-Pole

Bedford Corn Exchange

Sun 19th May  Bearded Theory Festival 2013

See further details »

Kedleston Hall


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Leeds based band Cyanide Pills are playing a handful of gigs in the UK before heading out across Germany and the Czech Republic with legendary punk band The Adicts in May.

The band’s new album ‘Still Bored’ is due for release on 8th April via Damaged Goods
18th April – Liverpool, Mello Mello
20th April – Derby, Hairy Dog
21st April – Ipswich, Railway (afternoon show)
13th May – Berlin, SO36 (with The Adicts)
14th May – Munich, Ferwerk (with The Adicts)
15th May – Frankfurt, Badshkap (with The Adicts)
16th May – Prague, Futurum (with The Adicts)
17th May – Erfurt, Cafe Tikolor
1st June – Leeds, Brudenell (with Subway Sect)
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The Rebellion line up goes from strength to strenght. Joining Cock Sparrer, The Damned, Cockney Rejects, The Exploited and many more are the recent additions of SHAM 69, JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, BUZZCOCKS, THE MISFITS, NEW MODEL ARMY, RUTS DC. THE NEVILLE STAPLE BAND, ONE WAY SYSTEM, VINCE RAY AND THE BONESHAKERS, THE SKINTS, HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION and ELECTRIC RIVER. 

Visit for full line up so far 



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The brand new studio album by the legendary UK SUBS is out now on Captain Oi!

"XXIV" is the UK SUBS 24th official album (hence XXIV).

In their quest to release one album for every letter of the alphabet (and following on from the excellent Captain Oi release Work In Progress XXIV contains 14 killer electric tracks plus a bonus 12 acoustic tracks which have been added to this Expanded Edition CD release.

The 26 tracks come in a Deluxe Hard Back Digipak and includes an excellent 20 page booklet with all the lyrics.

The CD is IN STOCK at Captain Oi and available here:

Next week will see the album available for Digital Download from all the major suppliers. iTunes have it available for PREORDER already. You can hear the tracks and preorder by visiting: This is for the Expanded Edition too, so you get all 26 Tracks for just £7.99.

The VINYL version is currently at the pressing plant. We will have the standard black vinyl plus a very special Limited Edition 3 colour package
available. Sign up to our Captain Oi’s newsletter to be first to hear when it’s in stock!

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 North London’s Bull & Gate is set to close as a music venue, it’s been revealed.

Resident promoters of the Kentish Town haunt, Club Fandango made the announcement via Facebook earlier today (6 February).

The cause of the closure is said to be due to the pub’s new owners, Young’s brewery.

The promoters wrote:

“Sad news, readers – The Bull & Gate, that North London bastion of alternative rock and indiepop rumblings for over 30 years, will cease operating as a live venue on Saturday May 4 2013. The entire building has been sold to the Youngs chain and will be closed for refurbishment. It is expected to reopen as a pub restaurant in the summer.”

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The American band are returning to the UK for three shows in August

The B-52s have always cut a wide path, from early college radio to 80s New Wave to the MTV era, from post-punk to retro-surf to the very core of dance music itself. Any mystery concerning the band’s longevity and ongoing appeal is immediately solved when exposed to a B-52s concert experience. From groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster,” “Dance This Mess Around” and “Private Idaho“ to chart-topping hits like “Love Shack” and “Roam” and “Deadbeat Club” to their thrilling reemergence on the pop scene with their 2008 CD Funplex the B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins.

On February 18, 2011 the band joyfully celebrated its 34th anniversary with a triumphant return to their hometown of Athens, GA. Wig-wearing, boa-draped, glitter-covered fans came from near and far to celebrate this historic event, which saw the band deliver a sizzling 90 minute set that turned Athens’ Classic Center into a cosmic dancehall. The concert was released on a CD, DVD and Blu-ray entitled The B-52s With The Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA. WITH THE WILD CROWD! is filled with all the excitement, fervor and energy of a classic B-52s dance party, a showcase for the non-stop, high-octane force of a group that has never lost their youthful and dynamic energy.

As they take their party-music revolution into the 21st century they show no signs of slowing down, serving up their own unique blend of music and showmanship to millions of fans around the world

The dates are:

Tuesday August  13th – Manchester Academy

Thursday August 15th  –  O2 Academy Birmingham

Friday August 16th – London IndigO2



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Reg Presley


Reg Presley of the Troggs dies aged 71

Reg PresleyReg Presley was the voice behind a number of hit songs in the 60s

Reg Presley, lead singer of 60s British rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71.

The frontman died at his home in Hampshire surrounded by his family, his daughter Karen said.

The Troggs had a number of hit songs, including Wild Thing and Love Is All Around, which was covered in the 1990s with huge success by Wet Wet Wet.

Presley had announced his retirement from music a year ago after being taken ill during a concert in Germany and being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Music publicist Keith Altham said on Facebook his "dear old pal" had died after "a succession of recent strokes and a losing battle with cancer".

BBC 6 Music presenter Marc Riley paid tribute to the "great character" of Presley.

"He was… so engaging and, at the same time, having been so influential, he was so humble and so likeable," he said.

Crop circles

In January 2012, in a letter to fans posted on his band’s website, Presley had said: "As you all know I was taken ill whilst doing a gig in Germany in December. During my stay in hospital tests showed that in fact I have lung cancer.

"I am receiving chemotherapy treatment and at the moment not feeling too bad.

"However I’ve had to call time on The Troggs and retire. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the cards and calls and for your love, loyalty and support over the years."

Reg PresleyReg Presley had suffered a number of strokes recently

Presley was born in Andover, Hampshire, and founded The Troggs in the early 1960s.

The band’s other hits included With A Girl Like You and I Can’t Control Myself.

The 1967 hit Love Is All Around became a hit song again 27 years later when a cover version by Scottish band Wet Wet Wet remained at number one in the UK for 15 weeks.

The success of the Wet Wet Wet version, which featured on the soundtrack of the hit film Four Weddings and a Funeral, allowed Presley to pursue his interest in crop circles and UFOs.

The singer published a book, Wild Things They Don’t Tell Us, about the paranormal in 2002.


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