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Rancid play “Ghost of a Chance” on Conan

East Bay punk veterans Rancid appeared on Conan last night to perform a song from their latest album Trouble Maker. You can watch the band play “Ghost of a Chance” below.

Trouble Maker was released in June through Hellcat/Epitaph Records. It is Rancid’s ninth studio album, following 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.



Billie Joe and Tim Armstrong release song benefiting 924 Gilman

Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong and Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong have collaborated to release a song called “If There Was Ever A Time”. You can give the it a listen below.

The track is available physically on a flexi 7″ and digitally. All proceeds from sales will be going to Berkeley’s iconic non-profit, all-ages club 924 Gilman.

“If There Was Ever A Time” will also be appearing in the upcoming documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.



40 years of punk rock Celebrated at “77 Montreal”

For 40 years Montreal has had one of the most beloved and dedicated punk scenes not only in Canada, but the world (if you don’t believe me look at the history of Rockfest). The Canadian scene often gets passed by and overlooked, sure we have great bands, great venues, but it’s cold up here and understandable that bands may want to avoid Canadian winters.  So it’s fitting that July 28th Montreal is set to host “77 Montreal”. A one day festival with a historic lineup that will feature Rancid, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Vandals, Madball, The Bouncing Souls and many more.

The festival will take place at the historic Parc Jean-Drapeau, a location that was once the site of the Canadian migration to Warped Tour every summer. “77 Montreal” is hoping to recreate some magic, hoping to bring 40 years of punk rockers together to celebrate the scene in Montreal.

As a Canadian and a fan of punk rock I can honestly say we all owe Quebec a thank you, without them we wouldn’t have poutine, Celine and punk rock. Do yourself a favor if you’ve never checked out a show in Montreal, go see “77 Montreal”.

You can find more information for the festival here.



DS Interview: Kevin Lyman on the return of the It’s Not Dead Festival

If you’re of a certain age and you’re even a casual hanger-on to the punk community train, you no doubt spent your fair share of hot, sweaty summer days  baking under the sun at a suburban fairgrounds or amphitheater parking lot for the touring punk rock summer camp that is the annual Warped Tour. Tastes changed over the years and the classic mid-1990s “EpiFat” sound started to have less and less of a presence atop the list of Warped Tour headliners, though there has been a bit of a resurgence in the last small handful of years.

And so it was with great fanfare two years ago that the lineup for the first-ever It’s Not Dead Fest was unveiled. The debut festival took place as a one-off in San Bernadino, California, featuring a veritable who’s who of punk rock heavyweights:  Bad Religion, Descendents, NOFX, Pennywise, Anti-FlagStrung Out, Lagwagon, The Vandals, Less Than Jake and on and on and on. So where did the idea of such an impressive event come from? None other than the brain of Warped Tour founder and consistent figurehead, Kevin Lyman. “(The idea first came up) about December, and I thought I really wanted to do something,” says Lyman in his traditional rapid-fire cadence. “I started putting it out there, and the first couple of days — trust me, I get impatient sometimes — but the first couple of days it didn’t really seem to be going anywhere.” It was upon reaching out to the show’s major acts that things started to come to fruition, and quickly. “And everyone got the idea of what I wanted to do, especially the artists: Jay Bentley, Fat Mike, Fletcher (Dragge), Bill Stevenson, they all kinda got it all at once. When they’re saying that they want to do something, the agents and the managers kinda have to listen. Once I got those four bands confirmed, the rest of it took about twenty-four hours.”

The premier event, by all accounts, was a resounding success, spawning hopes among the punk rock masses — or at least of people like me — of more for the following year. A full “It’s Not Dead” tour? A Riot Fest-ish event spread across a handful of deserving markets across the country? At the very least, a similar one-off It’s Not Dead in 2016? Sadly, the year came and went without a second installment, because 2016 wasn’t quite enough of an unmitigated Dumpster fire. Alas, 2017 has seen the reformation of It’s Not Dead thanks to…the inimitable Tim Armstrong? Here’s Lyman to explain: “I wanted Rancid to play on the first one and their schedule wouldn’t allow them too. But Tim came out and played…with The Interrupters and he played with somebody else that I’m trying to remember. He played with two bands that day, and he was hanging out all day, and I said to him “Tim, it was great having you here but I would have loved to have had Rancid.” And he said, “well, hopefully we’ll get to do it again.”

When news of the pending Rancid/Dropkick Murphys nationwide co-headlining tour started to break, it seemed the perfect time to pull the It’s Not Dead machine out of the moth balls. While the roster may not be as chock full of mid-90’s staples as its predecessor was, it’s got an equally compelling UK and underground-heavy vibe to it, thanks in large part to the throwback influences of both headliners. With the announcement of the Rancid, Dropkick Murphys double-bill, groundbreaking bands like The Buzzcocks and The Selecter were quick to sign up.  “That’s why I really started focusing on the UK bands this time,” Lyman says. “We got The Adicts and GBH. I don’t think, even in the days of Goldenvoice, we had all those bands on one bill together….As soon as people heard what I was doing, all of a sudden your inbox starts filling up! With AOL accounts, you know? Throwback email addresses — everyone that still has their AOL accounts you know are the old punks!”

This year’s It’s Not Dead Festival takes place in the same spot as the original: the Glen Helen Festival Grounds in San Bernadino, California. It’s a one-off again, and it’s going down August 26th this go around, just before Lyman departs to bring his daughter to college. And don’t worry, punk fans…it’s not the last go around for It’s Not Dead either. “Sometimes you have to do something for your soul,” says Lyman somewhat wistfully (at least for an older punk. “The first one kind of replenished my soul…so there will be a next one!” 

Head below to read our full conversation with Lyman. In the interest of full disclosure, we talked quite literally just before Lyman headed out for the first date of Warped Tour, so the recent Dickies controversy hadn’t taken off yet. Sorry. Anyway, scoop up tickets to It’s Not Dead 2 here!



Craiggae Shark and Micky Rickshaw stream Reggae cover of Rancid’s “Track Fast”

Reggae artist Craiggae Shark recently teamed up with Boston’s Mickey Rickshaw to do a reggae version of Rancid‘s “Track Fast,” which comes from their latest album Trouble Maker.  You can listen to this cool cover below.



Rancid stream entire new album “Trouble Maker”

East Bay punk veterans Rancid are streaming their upcoming album Trouble Maker in its entirety. You can listen to it below.

Trouble Maker will be released on June 9th through Hellcat/Epitaph Records. It’s their first album since 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.



Rancid stream two new songs “Farewell Lola Blue” and “Say Goodbye to Our Heroes”

East Bay punk veterans Rancid are streaming two new tracks from their upcoming album Trouble Maker. They are called “Farewell Lola Blue” and “Say Goodbye to Our Heroes”, and you can check them out here.

Trouble Maker will be released this Friday (June 9th) through Hellcat/Epitaph Records. It’s their first since 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.



Rancid stream new song “Where I’m Going”

East Bay punk veterans Rancid have premiered another song from their upcoming album Trouble Maker. This one’s called “Where I’m Going”, and you can check it out below.

Trouble Maker is set to release on June 9th through Hellcat/Epitaph Records. It will serve as a follow up to 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.



Me First And The Gimme Gimmes added to the It’s Not Dead Fest 2

As if a lineup featuring Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Reagan Youth and the Voodoo Glow Skulls wasn’t enough of a reason to attend, the It’s Not Dead festival has added punk rock’s favorite cover band, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes.

The festival date is August 26th, at the Glen Helen Festival Grounds in sunny San Bernardino, California. This years lineup is packed full of classic punk rock bands, an art festival, and a punk rock swap meet. Yet another reason I wish I lived in California.

Any punker west of the Mississippi has no excuse to miss this bad ass experience, with an extremely reasonable 42 dollar ticket price. Get your tickets here.

Any favorites on this years lineup? Anybody bringing some vintage swag they want to swap around?



Rancid release video for new song “Telegraph Avenue”

Rancid has released a video for another new song called “Telegraph Avenue.”  Like the video for “Ghost Of A Chance” we shared a few weeks ago, the new video features the band getting together to play the song in a garage.

You can check it out below.

“Telegraph Avenue” comes from the band’s upcoming album Trouble Maker, which is set to be released on June 9th via Hellcat/Epitaph Records.  It will serve as a follow up to 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.



Rancid announces new album, tour dates, and video

Lots of news coming from Rancid today.  The California punk legends announced that they will be releasing their new album Trouble Maker on June 9th via Hellcat/Epitaph Records.  They also released a video for the first single “Ghost Of A Chance.”

You can check out that video, along with the new albums’ track listing, and all of the bands’ upcoming tour dates below.

Rancid’s last release was Honor Is All We Know in 2014.



Live Videos: Rancid performing at Lollapalooza in Brazil and Argentina

Two videos of Rancid performing live at this year’s Lollapalooza in Brazil and Argentina, which took place last weekend (March 25th) and last night (March 31st) respectively, have been posted on YouTube, and in case you missed either show, you now get to watch them in their entirety below.

Rancid released “Silence Is the Only Rule“, their first song in two years, last November, and have a new album in the works, which will be their first since 2014’s Honor Is All We Know. The band will be on tour this summer with Green Day in Europe and Dropkick Murphys in the United States.



Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Buck-O-Nine & more to play It’s Not Dead Fest 2

The first round of bands playing the 2nd edition of It’s Not Dead Fest has been revealed. The lineup for the California punk festival currently features Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Buck-O-Nine, Good Riddance, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mad Caddies, and more.

Check out the full list of bands included in the first announcement below.

It’s Not Dead Fest 2 is set take place on Saturday, August 26th at the Glen Helen Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets will be available through the festival website starting Monday, March 20th at 9am PDT.



Rancid and Dropkick Murphys announce co-headlining “From Boston To Berkeley” tour

For all of you that have been living under a rock over the last twenty-four hours and have subsequently not been on the Internet…Dropkick Murphys and Rancid are co-headlining a North American tour this coming summer!

Dubbed the “From Boston To Berkeley” tour, the month-long jaunt kicks off July 27th in Bangor, Maine, and runs through August 26th in Los Angeles. (We’ll just let that one percolate for a minute.) If the co-headliners weren’t enough to get you out to a show, the two heavyweight bands are bringing along a handful of openers who are pretty impressive in their own individual rights. Support on the first half of the tour (through August 9th in Milwaukee) comes from The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers. The second half kicks off two days later in August 11th and features support from The Selecter and Kevin Seconds. Head below for the full rundown!



Rancid to open for Green Day on European tour

California punk legends Rancid have announced they will be opening for their Bay Area comrades Green Day on the latter’s upcoming summer European tour, which includes mostly festival appearances. The dates and locations can be found below.

The European tour comes in support of Green Day’s latest album Revolution Radio, which was released last October. Rancid released “Silence Is the Only Rule“, their first song in two years, last November, and have a new album in the works, which will be their first since 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.