Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I’m Brittany Strummer 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 the strange, slow and old community talking this week:
- To get you pumped for the The Fest 11 we hosted live Q&A’s with Frank Turner, Chris Cresswell of The Flatliners, Dan Vapid, and Chicken of Dead to Me. We also looked back on our video footage of past fests and sat down with Fest founder, Tony Weinbender.
- Greg Puciato of Dillinger Escape Plan expressed his opinion on how buying t-shirts and other merchandise from an artist does not compensate for illegally downloading their music.
- Kris Roe of The Ataris and Rob Felicetti (ex- Ataris, Patent Pending) each released a response to Roe’s violent drum throwing incident.
- Rancid released a 46 7-inch box set of their entire discography equipped with a baseball bat.
- We announced a contest where you can win the latest releases from the current acts on The Fat Tour.
- We sat down with Klaus Flouride of the Dead Kennedys to discuss the current state of the band and to respond to topics that we discussed with Jello Biafra 2 weeks prior.
- Stephen Colbert and Morrissey had an entertaining conversation on The Colbert Report.
With that, we hand over this Sunday evening to the Punknews community, where anything is possible, from the next amusing-then-overwrought meme, to the creation of bands and message boards, to alienating sports chatter. So talk amongst yourselves, spin some tracks in the Navel Gazing turntable.fm room and we’ll see you Monday morning.
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