On this week’s Punknews podcast, we’re going to be recording a new episode of Punx Points! As you may remeber, Punx Points is a trivia game show where three lucky readers will get the chance to win fabulous gifts and prizes! That’s right, you, yes YOU, can be on this week’s podcast and win cool stuff!
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Happy Labor Day! Or, if you’re not in the USA, happy Monday! We’re not running any news today because we are all too busy “Laboring” (aka BBQ-ing, helping out the community, or rockin’ the slip ‘n’ slide- Play safe, kids.) Here are some new reviews for you to chew on until Tuesday:
Today’s reviews are:
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You can find the full list of releases this week (and album covers) right here
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Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I’m Britt Reiser, the other Britt on staff, filling in for Brittany Strummer this week (she’s busy trying to convince y’all she has better things to do than hang out on the internet) and I’ll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting. Here’s what got y’all talkin’ this week:
- Henry Rollins wrote a follow up piece for getting a lot of people riled up.
- Swinging Utters announced details for the upcoming LP titled Fistful of Hollow.
- Morrissey continues his… well, Morrissey antics and announced a European tour.
- Against Me! cancels a grip of their European tour dates and appears on ‘What’s in my Bag?’
- Don Giovanni Records Records owner asks labels to drop The Queers and Screeching Weasel and contributes to the ongoing internet drama saga, then takes it back.
- Bruce Springsteen announced he’s going to get into the graphic novel writing business.
- And finally, in sad news Tim “Rawbiz” Williams, of Suicidal Tendencies has passed away.
Click below to check out this past week’s collection of new streaming music, features and interviews. You’ll also find our new weekly Q&A ,and where you can find the Punknews staff to chat with on Twitter. Talk amongst yourselves and we’ll see you Tuesday morning. Enjoy that holiday, perhaps some day drinks? I’ll be day drinkin’ as soon as this is posted. I mean whattttt….
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Welcome back to our Saturday Photo Feature! Today, we’ve got a special FYF Fest edition. Staff writer Ricky Frankel went live on location and snapped shots of Against Me!, The Bronx, Balance and Composure, Joyce Manor, and more. You can also check out the review here.
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This is John G and we’re closing out the summer with a festival review! (Yeah, yeah, we all know summer actually ends in September, but you’re in school and I’m in work… which is every day for me, so really, I guess I don’t get a summer at all…) But, check back tomorrow for a cool photo set from said cool summer festival!
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With the recent passing of drummer Tommy Ramone, plans are in the works for a multitude of Ramones-themed projects over the next few years. Among them are a theatrical play, documentary, book, and reissues. Jeff Jampol, who manages the Ramones’ estate, recently told Billboard:
"The 40th anniversary of the Ramones is coming up in 2016, that’s when the first album came out. So we have a lot of projects leading up to that. We’re looking at a documentary on the Ramones, we just secured a ton of footage, much of which has never been seen before. It came from the Ramones on the road over the years in the Seventies and a little bit in the Eighties."He goes on to add:
"You’ll see a book coming, which is not a biographical book so much, but a story of the band’s formation and those first few records and that craziness that happened. It’ll be a combination of prose, photographs and memorabilia and posters, just kind of documenting the scene. The Ramones were the first punk band and they started the punk movement."In addition, it has also been revealed that a feature film is in the planning stages about the iconic band, with Martin Scorsese at the helm. Regarding the film, Jampol said:
"We’re all gonna focus on the Ramones, and it’s that whole thing of, ‘United we stand, divided we fall.’ The legacy is the Ramones, the music is the Ramones, it was the four of them-it was Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy, and everybody is cooperating and moving in one direction together as a team."The unnamed project still has no writer or cast attached to it, and one can only speculate as to the which of the Scorsese regulars will make an appearance. Leo DiCaprio in leather and bowlcut as Dee Dee Ramone?
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Tim “Rawbiz” Williams, bassist of Suicidal Tendencies, has died. The long-running band released a statement on their Facebook page.
"It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassists Tim "Rawbiz" Williams. Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently. Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn’t at it’s best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally."Williams joined the band in 2011. Previously he had worked with other artists such as Toni Braxton and Boys II Men, as well as appearing on the 2009 series “Making the Band,” which followed producer/artist Diddy as he searched for members of his backing band.
Our condolences to his family and friends.
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The Copyrights are heading to Europe for a string of dates in September.
The band is also streaming another song from their new release, Report. For the Love of Punk is streaming the song, titled “Basement.” You can listen to the song here.
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Bruce Springsteen is working on releasing a graphic novel. The comic will be based on the Boss’ 2009 song “Outlaw Pete” which was based off the children’s book, Brave Cowboy Bill.
The comic is out November 4 and features words by Springsteen and illustrations by Frank Caruso. (It’s not clear if “words by” means Springsteen provided the book’s text or not.) In a release, the pair stated that the book is “based on the celebrated song about a bank-robbing baby whose exploits become a meditation on sin, fate, and free will.”
Bruce Springsteen released High Hopes earlier this year.
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