Dairy Crest is one to avoid as its profit growth stalls


Seeing John Lydon, formerly Johnny Rotten in the Sex Pistols, the popular beat combo, fronting a £5 million television advertisement for Country Life butter may be hard to stomach, but the stock market found a profit warning from the butter’s heavily indebted producer even worse. Shares in Dairy Crest fell by more than a quarter yesterday as the mid-cap food producer said that full-year earnings would miss forecasts.

Like its rival Robert Wiseman Dairies, which last week said much the same, the company is being squeezed by falling ingredients prices. Dairy Crest converts surplus liquid milk into skimmed milk powder, which it sells commercially, but with the price of that powder having fallen 25 per cent over the past three months – in line with a retreat in other commodity foodstuffs – last year’s returns will be hard to match.

Maybe Johnny should have stayed on the marg!

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Acca Dacca get the A-Z treatment!!!

By Malcolm Dome and Jerry Ewin

Chrome Dreams, in association with Malcolm Dome and Jerry Ewing, are proud to announce the publication of this momentous book.
Published concurrently with the release of AC/DC’s hugely anticipated new reco

For many years AC/DC have been considered the thinking man’s rock band. Neither brainless metal nor dull, proggy ‘r-a-w-k’, this perennial group could almost be said to have picked up where the Faces left off in the mid-1970s – providing good time, uptempo and melodic grooves that just about anyone with even a scintilla of adrenalin could get off to.
The popularity of the band has led to a number of biographies over the years, some good, many barely readable. But this book really is something different. Taking the key elements and subjects surrounding ‘DC – songs, albums, personnel, gigs, events and numerous other subjects – and presenting them in alphabetical order, with each entry illustrated accordingly, it gets to the heart of the matter in hundreds of individual ways. Its in all good book stores now!!

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Former Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook has a new band called Man Raze.

As is often the case, the most exciting and inspiring new music regularly comes from the most unexpected of sources. You see, Man Raze is not your average debut artist – they are a band whose members have already achieved multi-platinum sales worldwide in previous guises but are going back to their roots in the form of a straight up rock three piece.

Man Raze is:
Phil Collen (vocals/guitar) – Phil joined Def Leppard in 1982, and with band mate and best friend Steve Clark was able to create the bands highly influential and incredibly successful trademark dual guitar sound. Def Leppard have sold over 60 million albums world-wide to date. 20 years on from the release of their seminal “Hysteria” album, the band are fresh out of a sold out UK arena tour and critically acclaimed new album “Songs From the Sparkle Lounge”.

Paul Cook (drums) – Founder member and mainstay with one of the most influential bands of all time – the Sex Pistols. The band’s 1977 album “Never Mind The Bollocks…” has launched a thousand imitators and is constantly name checked by generation after generation of musicians. Paul Cook has also played with the likes of Johnny Thunders, Edwyn Collins and Greedy Bastards (alongside Phil Lynott and Scott Gorham) and is currently back touring with The Sex Pistols.

Simon Laffy (bass) – long time friend of Phil Collen and member of Collen’s pre Def Leppard outfit Girl. Simon handles the bulk of Man Raze’s production duties also.

“Surreal” is a band at its very best. From the punky punch to the face opener “This Is” to the dub tinged “Runnin’ Me Up”, from the pop fused “Every Second Of Every Day” to the angular guitar rock of “Skin Crawl” (originally a limited edition single in late 2005), from the dirty riffage of “Turn It Up” (already used extensively across ESPN sports channel) to the mid tempo ballsy chorus of album closer “Shadowman”, Man Raze is much more than a sum of its parts. Freed from the expectations of their former (or current) outfits, the band can play whatever they like. The sound is truly eclectic – a mix of the classic and contemporary influences that have shaped the individual members as musicians – From the Police and Trojan Records through to Bowie and Nirvana. All recordings are self recorded and produced.

Already given a critically acclaimed release in the USA, the UK album will come with a special European edition bonus disc. The bonus disc will feature 5 previously unreleased tracks – You’re So Wrong, Low live in Burbank 08, Turn It Up (Deep Dub), Runnin’ Me Up (Instrumental Dub) and Can’t Find My Own Way – Live Acoustic (Gary Crowley show).

Man Raze are set to tour the UK in late 2008

Wed 3rd Dec    Manchester Roadhouse 0871 2200 260
Thurs 4th Dec    Birmingham Barfly 0844 847 2424
Mon 8th Dec    London, Barfly 08444 771 000
Tues 9th Dec    London, Water Rats 08700 600 100

Tickets are priced £9 (London £10), subject to booking fee. Tickets available through (both Barflys), (Manchester) and (Water rats). Doors will be at 7pm. Man Raze will be onstage at 9pm. Support tbc

“Surreal” is released through Surrealist Records on the 1st December 2008. Surrealist Records is released in the UK by Essential Music & Marketing


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The New York Dolls and legendary record producer Todd Rundgren have been reunited for the first time in 36 years.  Rundgren will produce the Dolls’ new album at his studio on the island of Kauai.  Production is scheduled to start in January 2009.

This is the first time in 36 years since Rundgren originally produced the New York Dolls eponymous debut album "The New York Dolls" which included the classic songs "Personality Crisis", "Trash", "Jet Boy" and "Private World". Rundgren will be reunited with original Dolls founding members, David Johansen (vocals) and Sylvain Sylvain (guitar, vocals).
"We’re really excited to be working with Todd again," says David Johansen. “We’re hoping to recapture the same magic on the forthcoming album."
The album, which is yet untitled, will be released on the Atco label through Warner Brothers.  The Atco label has been specially re-launched.  The New York Dolls are one of the first signings to the label.  The Dolls will follow the release of the new album with a world tour in 2009.

Click here for the full story and brand new photo of the NY Dolls reunited with Rundgren –

Rundgren is currently touring Europe with his new album "Arena", and will play Norwich Waterfront (Saturday November 22) and London Kentish Town Forum (Sunday November 23).

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The Pogues have added an extra date at Brixton Academy to their December
UK tour. They now finish off on Saturday 20th December – now isn’t that
the best way to get into the Christmas spirit?
And they are supported on most dates by Londons premier booze n’ rock n’ roll vagabonds The Urban Voodoo Machine. Be sure to get there early to catch them.

The Pogues – December 08

Sun 07            Glasgow Carling Academy
Tue 09            Leeds Academy                               
Thu 11            Newcastle Carling Academy          
Fri 12              Sheffield Carling Academy
Sat 13             Manchester Men Arena                   
Mon 15           Birmingham Carling Academy       
Tue 16            Bristol Carling Academy                 
Thu 18            London Brixton Carling Academy  
Fri 19              London Brixton Carling Academy  

Sat 20            London Brixton Carling Academy        



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New York hardcore legend John Joseph recently toured Europe with this Cro Mags jam band. Big Cheeses Rei Nishimoto caught them in .LA.

The Nike Theatre
Los Angeles, California

Original Cro Mags vocalist John Joseph made his long awaited West Coast appearance with his all-star CRO MAGS JAM band at the ‘Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History Of American Hardcore’ book release show. A packed room eagerly awaited the appearance of the tattooed frontman to throw down the old school hardcore jams, and he, along with the band, definitely did. The band, featuring guitarist A.J. Novello (Leeway), drummer Mackie Jayson (Bad Brains, Hazen Street, Madball, Cro-Mags), and bassist Craig Away (Sick Of It All) delivered the goods, punching away at all of the classic tunes and keeping the crowd moving throughout their set. Joseph introduced many of their long-time friends in the crowd, including Lord Ezec (Skarhead/Danny Diablo) and Toby Morse (H20), dedicating songs to them and speaking about the positive message behind hardcore. They played many favourites including ‘We Gotta Know,’ ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ and ‘Hard Times’, with Morse and friends joining in the fun. Showing that despite the drama behind some of the members’ relations, the Cro Mags were definitely a huge part of shaping hardcore and heavy music in today’s scene, nobody should ignore this.
Rei Nishimoto     

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Sham 69 legend Jimmy Pursey was allegedley all set to join the I’m A Celebrity cast in Australia, until he had a sudden change of heart. Producers were keen for him to follow in Sex Pistol John Lydons’ foot prints and cause a bit of chaos, but Jimmy had other plans and did a bunk!! Im A Celebrity crashes onto TV screens on ITV next week. Yipde dee!!!!!!

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Those scary Ghouls the Misfits are rumoured to be reforming for next years Ozzfest and a headlining tour. Whether Glen Danzig can bury his hatchet and come back is unknown. Jerry has of course been dragging the Misfits corpse around on tour, while his brother Doyle has been doing his Gorgeous Frankenstein band.

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The Stranglers bring to an end the UK leg of their hugely successful ‘Greatest Hits Tour’ with two consecutive dates at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November.

The gigs on the current tour have been getting an overwhelming thumbs-up from fans, press and industry pundits who unanimously concur that The Stranglers are purveying one of the slickest, most energetic shows currently on the circuit.

For further information please contact Dorothy Howe.
Tel: 020 8995 3920 Email:

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Its the best Damn Punk festival in the World and its rolling into London on Dec 13th. It is of course Rebellion, and wether its reformed 77 acts like the Shapes and the Radio Stars, newcomers like New Zealands the Rabble or headline legends the Damned-its  got it all.

Heres the facts-now go get yer tickets!!!!!



December 13th 2008
12 noon till midnight
The Forum
Kentish Town
(nearest tube Kentish Town)
Special Guests to be confirmed
DJ, stalls etc
Tickets – £28.50  – <> <>
Tickets selling well this promises to be the best xmas party this year – not to be missed!!!!
The world’s biggest punk festival comes to London for its Christmas party!
Whilst festivals seem to be closing down all over the place the punk festivals are going from strength to strength- especially the daddy of them all- Rebellion.
Celebrating yet another sold out summer punk festival in Blackpool, Rebellion storms London on Dec 13th for a night of classic punk rock action that combines the classic withThe Dammed with the new-The Rabble and all styles in-between from the post punk heroes Penetration to Charlie Harper’s classic UK Subs to the firebrand revolutionary rock n roll of Goldblade to the impassioned genius of TV Smith- this is a bill that shows the breadth and depth of punk rock in 2008.
Rebellion haven been putting punk festivals on for 15 years and are the biggest and the best on the scene, the August Punk festival in Blackpool attracts people from all over the world and always sells out, this year it had more than 200 bands playing over 5 days and has become the focal point of the whole worldwide punk scene.
Punk rock is in rude health in the millennium- reaching out to all generations and this Christmas party at the Forum is a celebration of this.


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Easy Action have just released the second of their excellent live Iggy Pop BOX sets
“Where the Faces Shine Volume 2”

Featuring over Over 100 tracks  its the ultimate Iggy Pop live experience. 6 cds and one dvd are included from his 80s  period when his band included Hanoi Rocks Andy M cCoy , the UK Subs Alvin Gibbs plus contributions from the Sex Pistols Steve Jones. Its the real deal!! Tracklisting is-

Disc One:   Zombie Birdhouse Tour

The Ritz New York  9th December 1982             79.24

1.    Little Boxes
2.    Raw Power
3.    Run like a villain
4.    Eat or be eaten
5.    Sixteen
6.    Street crazies
7.    Platonic
8.    Search & Destroy
9.    Angry Hills
10.    Life of work
11.    The Villagers
12.    Loose
13.    Ordinary
14.    Louie Louie
15.    Bang bang
16.    The Horse song
17.    Ballad of cookie mcbride
18.    Bulldozer
19.    Fall in love with me
20.    Kill city
21.    Your pretty face

Musicians: Frank Infante –guitar, Rob Duprey-guitar / keyboards, Michael Page-Bass, Larry Mysliewicz-Drums.

Disc Two: The Breaking Point Tour

Keystone Palo Alto , California  13th February 1983     69:04
1.    My name is iggy pop and here I am in your town
2.    Mass production
3.    Nightclubbing
4.    Eat or be eaten
5.    Endless sea
6.    I’m a conservative
7.    Street crazies
8.    The villagers
9.    Life of work
10.    Sixteen
11.    Run like a villain
12.    Angry Hills
13.    Some weird sin
14.    Loose
15.    I need more
16.    Bored
17.    Bang bang

Musicians: Frank Infante –guitar, Rob Duprey-guitar / keyboards, Michael Page-Bass, Larry Mysliewicz-Drums.

Disc Three : odds n sods  playin’ with cars n pistols  78:29

1.    Old Mule Skinner Blues      Ric Ocasek Demos Boston ‘83
2.    Warrior Tribe                     Ric Ocasek Demos Boston ‘83
3.    Fire Engine                         Ric Ocasek Demos Boston ‘83
4.    Repo Man                    Demo for Film Soundtrack with Steve Jones, Nigel Harrison & Clem Burke  Cherokee Studios L.A 15&16th March ’83
5.    Woman Dream                     Hancock Park Demos with Steve Jones for new album September ‘85
6.    When dreaming fails           Hancock Park Demos with Steve Jones for new album September ‘85
7.    Beside you                           Hancock Park Demos with Steve Jones for new album September ‘85
8.    Purple Haze                         Hancock Park Demos with Steve Jones for new album September ‘85
9.    Family affair                    Hancock Park Demos with Steve Jones for new album September ‘85
10.    Cry for Love                        Pre A&M Demo with Steve Jones
11.     Real Cool Time                   Live in Edinburgh Scotland 1987
12.    The Passenger                      Live in Edinburgh Scotland 1987
13.    I’m Sick of you                    Live in Bristol 11th June 1987    
14.    Cold Metal                                with Steve Jones live at the New York Ritz 20.7.88
15.    Squarehead                                with Steve Jones live at the New York Ritz 20.7.88
16.    No Fun                                      with Steve Jones live at the New York Ritz 20.7.88
17.    I Wanna Be Your Dog           with Steve Jones live at the New York Ritz 20.7.88
18.    Fire Girl                                     Demo

Disc Four: Blah blah blah tour 37:07
St Andrews Hall Detroit  8th November 1986

1.    I got a right
2.    Gimme Danger
3.    Some weird sin
4.    Real wild child
5.    Sister Midnight
6.    Blah blah blah
7.    Baby it cant fall
8.    Nightclubbing
9.    Fire Girl
10.    Five foot one
Disc  Five  47:26
11.    Shades
12.    TV Eye
13.    Down on the street
14.    China girl
15.    Hideaway
16.    Winners & losers
17.    Isolation
18.    Lust for life
19.    Raw Power
20.    Cry for love
Musicians : Kevin Armstrong Guitar , Phil Butcher Bass, Gavin Harrison Drums, Seamus Beaghen Keyboards & Guitar

Disc Six: The Warm up show for the Instinct tour

The Whiskey -a –go-go Los Angeles  8th July 1988  79:54

1.    Instinct
2.    Kill City
3.    1969
4.    Penetration
5.    Power & Freedom
6.    Shake appeal
7.    High on You
8.    Five Foot One
9.    The passenger
10.    Easy Rider
11.    Tuff Baby
12.    I Feel Alright (1970)
13.    Winners and Losers/ Scene of the Crime
14.    Search and Destroy
15.    Cold Metal                    
16.    Squarehead                   
17.    No Fun                         
18.    I Wanna Be Your Dog  
19.    Cold Metal   remix           Bonus track

Musicians: Andy McCoy – guitar, Seamus Beaghen – guitar / keyboards, Alvin Gibbs – Bass, Paul Garristo – Drums

Disc Seven
  -DVD: So this is TV….I’m not !
Recorded at Pinewood Studios in 1988
1.    Squarehead
2.    Cold Metal
3.    High On You
4.    No Fun
5.    I wanna be your dog
6.    I got a right
Musicians: Andy McCoy – guitar, Seamus Beaghen- guitar / keyboards, Alvin Gibbs – Bass, Paul Garristo – Drums
     7. Interview
Plus :
8. Making ‘Shades’ promo 1986
9. Interview Los Angeles 1988

•    Second in the series of fully authorised  Iggy Pop. Two years in the making this year by year document of live performances crams over 100 songs into this box set
•    Includes special rarities album featuring Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols and Ric Ocasek of the Cars
•    Includes unreleased DVD “So this is TV ..I’m Not!”  DVD is standard region free classification exempt
•    7000 word liner notes by renowned rock journalist Kris Needs
•    Un published photographs feature throughout
•    The live shows featured in this box set have not even been bootlegged and have been digitally re-mastered and are extremely rare shows 

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Pauline Murrays mighty Penetration release a double album from 2 live shows from 1978 and 1979  on Easy Action records. Playing Rebellion in nDec with the Damned, make sure you pick up this excellent double cd.

Disc One :
Thames Poly     16.12.78
1.    Future Daze     
2.    Life’s a gamble
3.    Lovers of Outrage
4.    VIP
5.    Vision        
6.    Too many friends  
7.    Nostalgia
8.    Movement
9.    NEVERr
10.    Stone Heroes
11.    Free money
12.    Silent Community
13.    Don’t dictate
14.    Duty Free Technology (encore)
15.     Firing Squad
16.    Money Talks

Disc Two :
     Newcastle   14.10.79
1.    Shout above the noise 
2.    Life’s a gamble 
3.    She is the slave
4.    Lifeline
5.    What’s going on?
6.    Movement
7.    You’re alone now
8.    Lovers of Outrage 
9.    Too many friends
10.    Killed in the rush
11.    New Recruit
12.    On Reflection
13.    Nostalgia
14.    Come in to the open
15.     Danger Signs 
16.      Free Money    (Encore)
17.     Stone Heroes   (split announcement)
18.     Future Daze
19.     Vip
20.     Money talks
21.     Neverr
22.     Duty free technology
23.     Don’t Dictate
24.     Firing Squad
25.    Don’t dictate
26.      Danger signs

•    30 years on from the release of Firing Squad single and the classic Moving Targets album and we present two classic live shows recorded on the manor mobile in 1978 & 1979. The latter being the show in which singer Pauline Murray  announces the band was breaking up , which then turned into a frantic nine song encore .
•    Penetration played a sold out show at London’s famous 100 Club in November 2007 to prove the fan base still exists for this one of the more able bands from the punk era.
•    Lenny Kaye said upon hearing Penetration’s version of his (co written with Patti Smith) song Free Money..”its better than ours !”
•    Marketing throughout the punk websites will alert fans to this eagerly awaited album
•    Album Cover designed by renowned artist Graham Humphries
•    Penetration are special guests of the Damned at London’s ‘Forum’ this December

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The original all-female heavy rockers,  and pals of Motorhead, Girlschool, release their latest album “Legacy” on 3rd November 2008 through SPV/Steamhammer/Wacken records.

Legacy mixes old-school classic rock with modern influences and celebrates the band’s 30-years of female powered heavy rock.  To mark the milestone, some of Girlschool’s legendary rocking mates turned up and left their mark on the album, including Ronnie James Dio; Tony Iommi, Lemmy Kilmister & Phil Campbell (Motörhead); Fast Eddie Clarke (ex-Motörhead) and J.J. French & Eddie Ojeda (Twister Sister).


1.    Everything’s The Same    

2.    From The Other Side

3.    I Spy (Girlschool Mix)

4.    Spend Spend Spend         ( feat. J.J. French – guitar solo)

5.    Whole New World         ( feat. Neil Murray – bass, Phil Campbell – lead guitar solo)

6.    Just Another Day         ( feat. Phil Campbell – guitar solo)

7.    Legend                 ( feat. Neil Murray – bass)

8.    Still Waters

9.    Metropolis             ( feat. Fast Eddie Clarke – guitar solo) Motörhead cover

10.    Don`t Mess Around         ( feat. Eddie Ojeda – guitar solo)

11.    Zeitgeist

12.    Don’t Talk To Me             ( feat. Lemmy on bass, vocals and triangle)

Bonus Tracks:

13.    I Spy (Dio/Iommi Mix)         ( feat. Ronnie James Dio on vocals, Tony Iommi – lead guitar)

14.    Emergency

15.    London

Girlschool is comprised of: Kim McAuliffe – rhythm guitar, vocals; Enid Williams – bass, vocals; Denise Dufort – drums and Jackie Chambers – lead guitar

The ladies will be performing the following UK dates this year (and more to be announced):

Date    City    Venue    Ticket Price    Box Office

29th November    Blackburn    North Bar    £15.00

16th December    London    Astoria 2    £15.00    0870 154 40 40   


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Hit Me-Ian Dury hits the theatre.

HIT ME! The life and Rhymes of Ian Dury is opening at the Courtyard Theatre 40 Pitfield St London N1 from Nov 25th-14 Dec. This 2 man play explores the life of the former Blockhead and is based on interviews with friends  and explores his life as a heavy drinking rocker to an establishment figure!

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Vive Le Punk proudly presents the ‘70s Edinburgh punk/new wave heroes. Catch them performing the whole of their classic album ‘Can’t Stand The Rezillos’ in December: Southampton The Brook December 10, London Islington Bar Academy 11, Sheffield Corporation (NEW DATE FEB 7), Newcastle Academy II 17, Dunfermline Kinema 18, Aberdeen Lemon Tree 19, Glasgow ABC2 21, Edinburgh Liquid Room 22.

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"If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck
Berry’." John Lennon

Chuck Berry’s music has transcended generations. He earns respect to this day because he is truly an entertainer. Known as "The Father of Rock & Roll", Berry gained success by watching the audience’s reaction and playing accordingly and putting his listeners’ amusement above all else. For this reason, tunes like "Johnny B. Goode," "Maybellene" and "Memphis" have become anthems to an integrated American youth and popular culture.
Berry is a musical icon who established rock and roll as a musical form and brought the worlds of black and white together in song.

Following a triumphant set at the inaugural Camp Bestival this year, Berry will now perform on an entirely different scale. For just 2 nights audience members will pack themselves into the intimate surrounding of the Jazz Café and enjoy what will feel like a personal appearance for every individual in the room.

There really aren’t many artists deserving of the term ‘Legend’ left, but nobody would disagree that Berry has earned the status with (literally) flying colours, his guitar playing is unrivalled to this day and the energy he brings to his live performances belies his unbelievable 82 years of age. He’s always electric but up this close bring your rubber shoes or prepare for the shock factor: yes he still rocks better than the rest.

Mean Fiddler presents

Chuck Berry

Date:              Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th November Doors (7pm)

Venue:          Jazz Café, Parkway, Camden NW1

Tickets:         £53 + BF adv

Bookings: 0870 060 3777 24hr CC hotline


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