WIN A LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION GOODIE BAG!

The International London Tattoo Convention returns to the capital next week!

And to celebrate 15 years of the event, Vive Le Rock has a very special Golden Ticket goodie bag worth more than £300 to give away!!!

The Convention takes place at Tobacco Dock in Wapping from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September. Tickets are available here.

The goodie bag we’re giving away will include…

  • two day tickets for the event!
  • a souvenir guide book!
  • a Stray Cats double vinyl LP anthology designed by legendary tattooist Dennis Cockell!
  • drinks tokens for the Roundhouse bar!
  • Gretsch Guitars goodies!
  • The Graphic Art of Tattoo Lettering book from Thames & Hudson!
  • a Fuel Girls Poster!
  • family passes for 2020 Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed!
  • and all presented in a limited addition tote bag!

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, all you have to do is send an email to info@vivelerock.net by Friday 20 September with LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION in the subject box, with the answer to the following question…

Q: Which ’77 punk icon has been tattooed by LTC judge Mark Mahoney?

Good luck!

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GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR JIM JONES LONDON SHOW!

Things are hotting up for JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND’s London show next weekend.

Already announced for the gig at The Garage on Saturday 21 September are YE NUNS, CHROME MOUNTAIN and SUSIE STAPLETON.

Now Jim has announced that his band’s own set will be augmented by guest appearances from Sister Cookie, Paul-Ronney Angel and Luci Fire Tusk from The Urban Voodoo Machine, Stuart Dace from The Future Shape Of Sound, and West London legend, Dirty Strangers frontman Alan Clayton.

And there’s more: in an interview for Southend’s Ship Full Of Bombs radio station, Jim revealed, “There’s a possibility that there may be some original members of The Jim Jones Revue joining us for the encore. I’m not saying for sure one way or the other.”

As previously announced, the band release a limited edition pink 7″ single of their version of the Slade classic ‘Get Down And Get With It’ on 19 September. It will only be available at select record stores and at the band’s gigs. Catch them live at…

19 Sept – York, Fulford Arms
20 Sept – Manchester, Night & Day Café
21 Sept – London, The Garage
22 Sept – Bristol, The Exchange
26 Sept – Norwich, Waterfront
27 Sept – Brighton, Green Door
28 Sept – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
29 Sept – Southampton, Joiners
03 Oct – Southend, The Railway Hotel
04 Oct – Hastings, The Piper
05 Oct – Bedford, Esquires

Tickets for all shows are available here.

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FAST EDDY VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

Ace Denver CO rockers FAST EDDY have just unleashed their new single and they’re premiering the video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

Coming together in 2014 as a side project for various Denver rock knobs, Fast Eddy take their name not from the Motörhead legend, but from a celebrated local drug dealer.

Now galvanised into a fulltime rock’n’roll machine, guitarist/singer Micah Morris, bassist Devon Francy, drummer Arj Narayan on drums and guitarits Lisandro Gutierrez, have stepped up their game and deliver ‘Lost’, recorded with Tuk Smith of longtime Vive faves BITERS in the producer’s chair.

‘Lost’ is available on the EP Toofer One, out now through Spaghetty Town Records.

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BEAUTY IN CHAOS VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

L.A. collective BEAUTY IN CHAOS have a brand new video, which they’re launching exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

Their version of the T REX classic ’20th Century Boy’, which is taken from thee coolective’s new album Beauty Re-Envisioned features Marc Bolan’s son Rolan on vocals and THE MISSION’s Wayne Hussey on guitar, while the video is the work of Industrialism Films and Vicente Cordero, one of the directors behind Room 37: The Mysterious Death Of Johnny Thunders.

The new recording is markedly different to BIC’s previous version on their debut album, Finding Beauty In Chaos, which featured MINISTRY’s Al Jourgensen on vocals.

“Once Rolan agreed to be part of this, I wanted to recut the track with much more of the sultry swagger from the original,” says BIC mastermind Michael Ciravolo. “We added a growly sax and some cool Mott The Hoople meets New Orleans honky-tonk piano to enhance the vibe we wanted. I probably would not be playing electric guitar if it was not for Marc Bolan. This is my big thank you… and I have been blessed to be able to enlist some great company to help me say it. Getting to record and perform this song with Marc’s son and Wayne Hussey is one of those oft-mentioned surreal moments in BIC.”

“When Michael came to me about Beauty In Chaos and doing ‘20th Century Boy’ , I first thought ‘here we go again, another T. Rex cover’,” explains Bolan. “But once I heard the track and talked with him about the love and respect he has for my father’s music it just made sense. It was great timing for me as I was just beginning to get back into making music and we just clicked in the studio. My Dad was so influential to so many, and at times it’s been hard for me to understand what that really means. I’m really proud of what we’ve done here and I believe he would be too.”

“It is, of course, a huge pleasure to be playing guitar and singing on ‘20th Century Boy’, one of Marc Bolan’s best-known songs,” adds Hussey. “And a transcendent honour to be doing so behind Rolan Bolan, Marc’s son. When Michael Ciravolo told me that Rolan was going to be involved I virtually begged Michael to let me be involved in this project. Bless him, despite being more than capable of handling all the guitar parts himself Michael did deign to let me have a strum, and a yodel, along. There’s another one off my bucket list! Cheers, Michael. And Rolan.”

Beauty Re-Envisioned is available to pre-order here.

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THE DOG’S BOLLOCKS!

Ace French punks GUERILLA POUBELLE have just unveiled a brand new video.

The song ‘Plus Je Connais Les Hommes Et Plus Jaime Les Chiens’, which translates as ‘The More I Know Men, The More I Love Dogs’, is taken from their most recent album La Nausée, released at the end of 2017. It’s available to buy here.

Formed in 2003 out of the ashes of Parisian ska-punks Le Betteraves, the band, whose name translates as Dustbin Guerilla, have undergone several line-up changes but remain fronted by guitarist and singer Till Lemoine.

Touring widely across Europe, North America and Japan, they recently racked up their 1000th gig. They last visited the UK this Spring alongside US band Arms Aloft.

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HEX EDUCATION!

THE FALL have one of the most significant periods in their 40+ year history celebrated this Autumn with a new box set.

The year of 1982 saw Mark E Smith’s Manchester marauders release one of the most critically regarded albums in Hex Enduction Hour. Recorded in Hitchin and Iceland, the album – their debut for Kamera records – was the band’s fourth full-length release, and saw the arrival of the band’s two-drummer line-up featuring Paul Hanley and Karl Burns. Released in March of that year, the album was followed quickly that September by Room To Live.

The third release in Cherry Red’s deluxe Fall Sound Archive reissue series, the six-disc set 1982 brings together both these albums, plus the live album In A Hole, recorded in Auckland, New Zealand that year and released through Flying Nun in 1983.

The rest of the set comprises further tracks from Auckland, a live set from The Prince Of Wales, Melbourne on the same tour, plus soundcheck recordings, singles and a four-song Peel Session.

Set for release on 25 October, 1982 is available to pre-order here.

At the same time, Cherry Red are issuing a deluxe triple-vinyl edition of Hex Enduction Hour and a double-vinyl version of Room To Live, both on limited edition coloured vinyl.

Watch Mark E Smith and Marc Riley being interviewed on TV during their 1982 Australian Tour…

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BRUTALISM BEGINS AT HOME!

THE BRUTALISTS are back with a new video and a bunch of U.K. dates.

The ska-flavoured ‘Take It All Away’ is the first single from the L.A. rockers’ second album We Are Not Here To Help, which is out on 6 September through Cleopatra.

The band, featuring former QUIREBOYS members Nigel Mogg and Luke Bossendorfer and Mick Cripps from L.A. GUNS, crashed onto Vive Le Rock‘s radar last year with their striking debut album and a handful of riotous shows. They return in October for more dates, joining West London legends THE DIRTY STRANGERS for their There’s Still Room To Rock’n’Roll tour. Full dates are…

Fri 11 Oct – Dublin Castle – London
Sun 13 Oct – Prince Albert, Brighton
Mon 14 Oct – Mau Mau Bar – London
Thur 17 Oct – Esquires – Bedford
Sat 18 Oct – Troubadour – London

We Are Not Here To Help is available to pre-order on CD here at a special price, and digitally here.

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LOST IN THE MUSEUM!

THE CLASH are to have their classic London Calling album celebrated with a major new exhibition this Autumn.

The exhibition, at the Museum of London, comes amid a flurry of activity surrounding the album’s 40th Anniversary.

Recorded at Wessex Studios in Islington and released in December ’79, the double-vinyl London Calling was an audacious return for The Clash and a major bridgehead, coming more than a year after mixed reception to second album Give ‘Em Enough Rope.

The album’s now-iconic sleeve design by Ray Lowry married the lettering from ELVIS PRESLEY’s debut album with a striking image by noted photographer Pennie Smith of Paul Simonon smashing his bass onstage at the Palladium in New York. The release was led by the Top 20 single of the title track and contains several Clash classics, including ‘Lost In The Supermarket’, ‘Clampdown’, ‘Train In Vain’ and ‘Guns Of Brixton’.

The exhibition, which runs from 15 November until Spring next year and is FREE to get in, will feature more than 100 items from the band’s archive, including Simonon’s legendary smashed Fender Precision Bass, Joe Strummer’s notebook and typewriter, Mick Jones’ handwritten notes and Topper Headon’s drumsticks, plus stagewear, lyrics, photos and films, some previously unseen.

Beatrice Behlen, Senior Curator of Fashion and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London, says, “London Calling is The Clash’s defining album, a rallying call for Londoners and people around the world. The album’s lyrics reflected contemporary concerns, many of which are still relevant today, as it moved away from traditional punk by adopting and reworking much wider musical influences. At the Museum of London, we tell the stories of our capital through the objects and memories of the people who have lived here. This display will provide a brand new, exciting and vibrant take on this, showcasing rarely seen personal objects and telling the incredible story of how London Calling was, and for many still is, the sound of a generation.”

To coincide with the opening of the exhibition, Sony Music are publishing the London Calling Scrapbook – a 120-page hardback book which which includes the album on CD plus hand-written lyrics, notes, photos and previously unseen material from the period.

Prior to this, National Album Day on 11 October, will see a special deluxe reissue of London Calling on CD, vinyl and cassette, in a special sleeve highlighting the layers of the album artwork.

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WIN A SLADE SINGLEZ BOX!

A new box set brings together 10 classic SLADE singles, and Vive Le Rock has one copy to give away!

This deluxe set from BMG comprises nine replicas of rare European releases of the Top 5 hits ‘Coz I Luv You’, ‘Take Me Bak ‘Ome’, ‘Mama Weer All Crazy Now’, ‘Gudbuy T’Jane’, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, ‘Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me’, ‘My Friend Stan’, ‘Everyday’ and ‘Far Far Away’, all in their original picture sleeve designs and backed with their original B-sides – which are pretty much all as good as the A-sides!

The tenth record in the box is a replica of the super-rare two-track UK promo for their Six Of The Best EP from May 1980, featuring the tracks ‘Night Starvation’ and ‘When I’m Dancin’ I Ain’t Fightin”.

Feel The Noize – The Singlez Box is available to buy here.

But to be in with a chance of winning a copy of this strictly limited edition artifact, just drop an email to info@vivelerock.net with ‘SLADE SINGLEZ’ in the subject box and the answer to this simple question…

At which 1980 UK festival did Slade make their live comeback?

Good luck!

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‘LARK, STRANGENESS AND CHARM!

HAWKWIND have announced a new album for their 50th Anniversary year.

All Aboard The Skylark will be the Ladbroke Grove spacerock pioneers’ 32nd album and continues a trajectory of prolific activity from the band, following on from 2016’s The Machine Stops, 2017’s Into The Woods and last year’s orchestral Mike Batt-produced The Road To Utopia.

The album is the band’s first release to feature the four-piece line-up of band founder Dave Brock, drummer Richard Chadwick, guitarist Magnus Martin and bassist and keyboard-player Niall Hone.

Packaged in a space-travel-themed sleeve echoing the band’s 1974 classic Hall Of The Mountain Grill, the new album features a bonus disc Acoustic Daze, featuring unplugged renditions of eleven ‘wind evergreens, including ‘PSI Power’, ‘The Watcher’, ‘Down Through The Night’ and ‘We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago’.

As previously announced, the band head out on their 50th Anniversary tour in November, culminating in a show a London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Full dates are…

Sunday November 10 – Theatre Royal, Brighton
Monday November 11 – Grand Opera House, York
Tuesday November 12 – Corn Exchange, Ipswich
Wednesday November 13 – The Anvil, Basingstoke
Friday November 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester
Saturday November 16 – The Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Sunday November 17 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
Monday November 18 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Tuesday November 19 – Anson Rooms, Bristol
Wednesday November 20 – Tramshed, Cardiff
Friday November 22 – Rock City, Nottingham
Saturday November 23 – Town Hall, Birmingham
Sunday November 24 – Empire, Coventry
Monday November 25 – G Live, Guildford
Tuesday November 26 – Royal Albert Hall, London

Set for release on 25 October through Cherry Red, All Aboard The Skylark is available for pre-order here.

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WHOLE LUTTER SHAKIN’!

Rockabillies will be descending on the Leicestershire village of Bruntingthorpe next Spring for the Hangar Stomp.

The all-day event takes place, oddly enough, in a hangar at the former RAF Bruntingthorpe airfield near Lutterworth on 16 May 2020, and features headliner SONNY WEST – author of BUDDY HOLLY’s ‘Oh Boy’ and ‘Rave On’ hits – plus sets from CRAZY CAVAN & THE RHYTHM ROCKERS, MATCHBOX, THE POLECATS (pictured), RESTLESS, THE BLUE CATS, DARREL HIGHAM & THE ENFORCERS, THE REVOLUTIONARIES and THE HICKSVILLE BOMBERS.

There’ll also be a classic cars, hot-rods, bikes and vintage clothes and record fairs.

Earlybird tickets are on sale now here.

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CHATS DROP NEW VIDEO!

Aussie punks THE CHATS have unveiled a new video ahead of their appearance at the Reading and Leeds festivals next month.

‘Identity Theft’ is the band’s third single, following on from the internet smash ‘Smoko’ from 2018 and ‘Pub Feed’ from earlier this year. The Queensland trio began their recording career with two EPs – The Chats and Get This In Ya!! – in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

‘Identity Theft’ “…is about when you buy drugs on the internet and a hacker steals your credit card number and your identity,” explains front man Eamon Sandwith.

‘Identity Theft’ is available now through Bargain Bin records on Spotfiy and all the usual platforms.

The band return to the UK at the end of November for a sting of dates culminating in a show at London’s O2 Forum. Full dates are…

Nov 30th – Brighton, Concorde 2
Dec 1st – Oxford, 02 Academy
Dec 2nd – Norwich, Waterfront
Dec 3rd – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Dec 4th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Dec 5th – Newcastle, Riverside
Dec 6th – Edinburgh, Summerhall
Dec 7th – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Dec 9th – Glasgow, Garage
Dec 10th – Manchester, 02 Ritz
Dec 11th – Birmingham, 02 Institute
Dec 12th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Dec 13th – Bristol, 02 Academy
Dec 14th – London, 02 Forum

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TALKIN’ LOUD!

LOUD WOMEN celebrate their fourth birthday with a wave of activity this autumn, including two major live events and a compilation album.

A not-for-profit initiative set up by musician Cassie Fox, Loud Women is a response to the lack of female representation in music. Since 2015, they’ve hosted 85 events at numerous venues around the capital, going on to establish chapters in New York, LA and Australia.

“The most interesting and powerful new music right now is coming from women,” explains Fox. “Why? Women are free of the monotonous tropes of dull ‘cock rock’ – they experiment and innovate, with world-changing results. LOUD WOMEN provides a conduit for this awesome music, so that we can help maybe a few of these incredible artists emerge from the DIY curtain, and have ourselves hella fun along the way! Happy birthday to us.”

On Saturday 14 September, the fourth annual Loud Women Fest will take place at The Dome in London’s Tufnell Park, featuring 21 acts across two stages from as far afield as the USA, Canada and Turkey. Bands line up are PETROL GIRLS, LILITH AI, T-BITCH, I, DORIS, ARXX, HURTLING, THE CLEOPATRAS, JEMMA FREEMAN & THE COSMIC SOMETHING, THE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS, PEACH CLUB, THE BABY SEALS, GAPTOOTH, GGALLAN PARTRIDGE, SAMBA SISTERS COLLECTIVE, NERVOUS TWITCH, PERSONAL BEST, VAGINAS, WHAT ELSE?, SECONDHAND UNDERPANTS, THE TXLIPS, PLEASURE VENOM and HELLO DELAWARE.

Check out the trailer….

Tickets for Loud Women Fest 4 are on sale here.

The festival will also see the launch of the second Loud Women compilation album, Loud Women Volume Two, which will feature 21 acts that have performed at Loud Women events.

Pre-order Loud Women Volume Two here.

The fest will be followed a few weeks later on Saturday 12 October by Loud Women’s 4th Birthday Party at Islington’s iconic Hope & Anchor. Headlined by recently reignited anarcho mob HAGAR THE WOMB (pictured), the half-day event will also feature sets from RABIES BABIES, I, DORIS, THE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS, MINDFRAME and hotly-tipped Italian newcomers SMALLTOWN TIGERS.

Tickets are available here.

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REBELLION TALES!

It’s only three weeks ’til Rebellion. We asked some of the acts playing this year to give us some of their favourite Rebellion memories…

Alex – Wonk Unit
Nothing particularly glamorous or rock n roll but a couple of years back when we were playing that amazing slot in the Empress Ballroom between Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes and Slaves, we’d got all set up on time and I was twiddling my thumbs with 15 minutes to go before show time. I hate waiting around so as our hotel was only 5 minutes around the corner, I decided to just walk back to kill time. So, check this, I opened the door, went in, cracked open a can of Coke and I shit my pants??? Like literally no warning, no feeling, I didn’t fart, I didn’t sneeze or do anything, just suddenly I found I just shit my fuckin pants??? Like WTF??? I guess I was lucky to be in our hotel room, but it was a pretty traumatic few minutes of cleaning up and changing my shorts before running back to the Ballroom to a packed 3000 strong crowd. Was a wicked gig! Xx

Fat Bob – Hard Skin
Rebellion 2016 – It’s Sunday early afternoon and I’ve had enough. I’m just fucking leaving, and I hear some winging American voice on the outside stage and the missus’ asks who that is. Some geezer in the street suggests it’s Jelly Biafra or something but I’ve no fucking idea and I don’t care.

Walk a bit further down the road and bump into Daryl from Cock Sparrer. We are chatting on – usual Bollocks and then these fat balding middle-aged German geezers stop the conversation – getting excited they’ve met a legend. They are all over me like most balding middle-aged men who try to chat to me on Grinder. Anyway, they want a selfie with the legend that is Fat Bob. Both of them are wearing Cock Sparrer T-Shirts and ask Daryl without a clue who he is, if he minds taking a picture of them with me.

Being an Oi! celebrity is hard but it’s about time Cock Sparrer swapped their pay check with Hard Skin.

TV Smith
The first time I was invited to perform at Rebellion was 1996. I’d never played a solo set at a punk festival before, and Rebellion had never had a solo artist before either, so I was a little nervous to say the least. Festivals being what they are, there was no opportunity for a soundcheck so when I walked on stage, I knew it was ‘now or never’. For a moment it looked like it would be “never”: I looked over to the mixing desk halfway down the hall – past the crowds of people in the audience waiting to see what I would come up with – and saw there was no one manning it. I plugged in. No sound. Was this going to be a truly acoustic gig, in front of nearly a thousand people? I’d expected it to be nerve-wracking – but not this nerve-wracking. Time stretched out before me and after what seemed like the longest couple of minutes, I had ever experienced a figure appeared behind the desk and I had sound. Not a good sound, to tell the truth – through the monitors on the stage, my guitar sounded like a distant tinny wasp, and I played it so hard to compensate that I almost immediately broke a string and the gig came to an abrupt stop. I didn’t have a spare guitar with me, so to the audience’s bemusement I had to put a new string on the guitar on stage. I then attempted to play ‘Bombsite Boy’ for the first time since the Adverts – I’d promised an acoustic Adverts set and that was what I was bloody well going to play – only to find out the song was far too complicated for acoustic guitar, and twenty years after my youthful former self wrote it, also too high to sing. Bizarrely, the audience loved it, and after a (for me) tortuous 40 minutes I left the stage to resounding applause and demands for encores.

It was a trial by fire, but I’m happy to say that I’ve played solo every year since then, and the acoustic scene at Rebellion has grown so popular that artists and audiences queue up to play, and get into the Almost Acoustic venue over the entire three days of the event. In fact, I’ve had so many complaints over the past few years from people who couldn’t actually squeeze into the room while I was playing that this year, I’m doing my solo show in the Opera House. Classy or wot?

Segs – Ruts DC
It’s a strange phenomenon at Rebellion festival that whatever time you intend on going to bed, you always seem to be coming back to the hotel as the sun’s coming up, you miss breakfast (again) after not eating properly the day before.

After 5/6 years of this routine, I decided last year to get home while the night was relatively young. Still, gig done I did need to chill out with a beer or something, somewhere. “Come around to our hotel.” said Tom, singer of The Professionals. So off we went. So, there I was, sitting outside chatting to one Paul Cook (I have to mention, yes, he of The Sex Pistols fame, about our upcoming Crack 40 tour and other things).

“Last orders,” shouted one of the barmen – it was 3.30 am. “I’ve managed it!”, I thought. A relatively early night…but … “Rambo’s on the phone”, said Chris McCormack, the Proffs’ guitarist. “John wants a few people back to his hotel, he needs cheering up, don’t bring any idiots!” So, Chris said to me and girlfriend Tara Rez, “Come on you two, you’re not idiots”.

“Jesus!”, I said. Was he talking about John Lydon? -Yes, he was! Cookie said that he wasn’t gonna go and I said that there was no way I was going to meet JL, pissed, at 3.30 in the morning! I’m just about ready for my early night.

So, Cookie left and then , as we were starting off on our walk back to our safe haven, I got a text with hotel address. “Maybe we’ll just go for a little while …hmm.” So, we jumped a cab, the hotel was a way away and we had to get met at the gates by a security man who escorted us in.

We walk into the outside area and there was Mr Lydon, and a few friends/band members and Cookie had turned up in the end, so I walk up to introduce myself to John Lydon: “Hello Mr Lydon, I’m Segs from the Ruts – last time I saw you was in 1979 – you were looking at our album cover (The Crack). “We had just entered the press room at Virgin Records that day and proudly seen (the) Johnny Rotten holding up our up first LP .” Then I told him with a smile on my face, “You said ‘bunch of faggots’!”

He just said, “I deny it! I deny anything that I’ve ever been accused of.” He shook my hand warmly and told us that the bar was open “Get yourselves a drink and come and join us.”

So, there I was chatting away to John Lydon, he was actually really friendly to everyone. We rolled him a joint and sat down, the conversations were pretty deep and I even had the dutch courage to sing him a couple of lyrics from Music Must Destroy! What was happening? After an hour or so the evening drew naturally to a close, he said he had to go and take care of a few things and next minute he was gone. We said our goodbyes and got in a taxi —you guessed it —as our driver transported us along the Blackpool’s well-trodden promenade, the sky was well into its morning. The land of the rising sun indeed.

Sound good? There’s still time to get tickets!!

Day and weekend tickets available here: http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/tickets

Head to www.rebellionfestivals.com for more information.

Rebellion Festival is an ALL AGES, family friendly event and children under 12 are admitted free of charge (accompanied by an adult). More information and tickets are available at:

Website: www.rebellionfestivals.com

Twitter: @rebellionfest

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/RebellionPunkMuskFestival

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BEVIS PATROL!

Brit-psych legends THE BEVIS FROND have announced a series of shows in the UK and Europe.

The increasingly active outfit, who’ve been releasing albums since the late-80s, most recently last year’s We’re Your Friends, Man, will plays gigs and festivals shows taking them through to the Autumn.

They kick off with a performance at the 17th Dream Of Dr Sardonicus festival in Cardigan, and take in shows in Manchester, Glasgow and Oxford. Full dates are…

2-4 Aug – The Cellar Bar, Cardigan (17th Dream of Dr Sardonicus)
10 Aug – Yellowstock Festival, Geel, Belgium
26 Sep – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford
27 Sep – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
28 Sep – Aatma, Manchester
10 Oct – Arena, Berlin, Germany

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CATS IN THE BOX!

STRAY CATS fever continues to sweep the world with the announcement of a major new box set from the Long Island rockabilly legends.

In celebration of the trio’s 40th Anniversary, Runaway Boys brings together their first three classic albums – Stray Cats, Gonna Ball and Rant’n’Rave – released on Arista between 1981 and 1983, newly half-speed remastered and given the 180g deluxe vinyl treatment.

A fourth vinyl disc brings together eleven b-sides and assorted rarities.

On top of that, there’s a 40-page book compiling classic interviews down the years alongside rare and unseen photos and memorabilia.

Best of all is the Rumble In Brighton board game, where players are invited to race from London’s Ace Cafe to Brighton seafront for a dust-up on the beach.

Also available are 25-track double-vinyl and 36-track double-CD anthologies.

Set for release on 27 September through BMG, the box set and anthologies are available to pre-order here.

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IT’S HAMMER TIME!

THE DAMNED have announced a new ‘greatest hits’ collection along with a very special London show.

Black Is The Night is the most comprehensive and far-reaching Damned compilation ever, featuring 39 classics from their back catalogue, handpicked by the band themselves, as well as one new song.

Set for release on double-CD and quadruple-vinyl on 25 October through BMG, it’s available to pre-order here.

On 28 October, the band will take to the stage of the legendary London Palladium, partnering with Hammer House Of Horror in A Night Of A Thousand Vampires, their biggest headline show this year.

The event is planned as an immersive theatrical experience, featuring cabaret and a supporting cast from Circus Of Horrors, promising “shock, awe and gore!” Audience members are encouraged to dress appropriately!

Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday here.

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NEW MODEL SINGLE!

NEW MODEL ARMY have unveiled a lyric video for the first single from their new album.

The urgent, dystopian ‘End Of Days’ is taken from From Here, which follows on from 2016’s Winter and is set for release through EARmusic on 23 August. The album is available to order in various formats and bundles here.

The band will follow the release with a UK tour kicking off in Southampton on 8 October and taking in a London date at the Electric Ballroom, Camden on 14 November. Full dates are…

08/10 – 1865, Southampton
13/11 – SWX, Bristol
14/11 – Electric Ballroom, London
15/11 – Junction, Cambridge
16/11 – Stylus, Leeds
17/11 – Tramshed, Cardiff
19/11 – Live Rooms, Chester
20/11 – Boiler Shop, Newcastle
21/11 – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
22/11 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
23/11 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
12/12 – Concorde 2, Brighton
21/12 – Rock City, Nottingham

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