A Week In Punk: This Week’s Top Stories Recapped (8/4/13)

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. Bad Religion’s Greg Hetson goes to police after being physically terrorized by his wife.  Punk scene sympathizes but is forced to revoke his Man Card.

2. Eugene Hutz, front man of renown “gypsy punk” act Gogol Bordello, steals $500k from his own band.  Punk scene is shocked until 2 seconds later they remember – he’s a gypsy!

3.  Details are released for the upcoming Tony Sly Tribute album.  The lineup of contributing bands reads like a who’s who list of top tier punk acts.  Sad that it takes such a devastating loss to bring together such an amazing group of artists.

4. Drunk driver hits tour bus full of likely drunk ska artists – Reel Big Fish.

5. Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem publishes long winded blog post, mentions possible new Gaslight Anthem album, fans go nuts.

6.  Hot Water Music putting out cold beer beverage.

7. As if Greg Ginn wasn’t already high enough on the punk scene’s collective shit list, he’s now suing FLAG for copyright infringement.

8. Dan Vapid and The Cheats release and stream their new album “Two”.

9. Drive Thru Records might be coming back with a new focus on death metal.  I may have made up part of that statement.

10. Ian MacKaye green lights selling Minor Threat t-shirts at Urban Outfitters.  Next up: Black Flag hoodies at Nordstrom!

11. Dying Scene Records signs melodic hardcore act A Dying Regime, founder begins planning early retirement $$$.

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.


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