As shameful as it is some of you readers don’t actually check Dying Scene every hour of every day. For you slackers we’ve put together a list of last week’s biggest stories to help you stay in the loop and maintain your punk cred. You’re welcome.
1. You probably missed Riot Fest last week because you’re too busy spending your money on denim vests, so we posted a video of Rancid’s set so you can talk about how you’ve totally seen them live.
2. Greg Graffin from Bad Religion talked to the ubiquitous O.C. Weekly about the whole meaning of True North.
3. Hey, Europe! I hope you don’t have any plans next Spring because Fat Mike and his band of merry misfits, aka Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, are coming at you with a tour.
4. Travis Barker posted a compilation of videos of him playing drums while on tour with Blink 182. I’m guessing this is the drummer equivalent of a really long selfie?
5. First Hot Water Music, then Against Me!, and now musical nomad George Rebelo has joined the Bouncing Souls as their new drummer.
6. Wisconsin’s Masked Intruder performed the hardest job (besides bag check) at Riot Fest, serving as the Fashion Police. For the record, I don’t need a bunch of dudes in ski masks to tell me that y’all looked STUPID.
7. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot wrote a letter to The Guardian to explain the reasons behind her ongoing hunger strike. I don’t joke around about this shit.
8. Nothington are streaming a new song from their compilation of rarities and live recordings for all you nerds that love to collect that kind of stuff.
9 . Fall Out Boy are re-releasing Save Rock And Roll with a bunch of punk and hardcore-inspired songs. This just in: NO. STOP IT. I just want to roll up a newspaper and hit these guys on the nose.
10. We gave The Flatliners’ new album a pretty lukewarm review. Sorry we’re not sorry.
Those were just some of the most read stories from last week, but there were plenty more little gems covered. Let us know what what you loved, what you hated and what your personal favorite story was in the comments. If you just can’t get enough of us, follow Dying Scene on Twitter, kick it with us on Facebook and join the Dying Scene mailing list.