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Descendents announce “Everything Sucks” 20th anniversary reissue

Descendents have announced that they are to release a remastered version of “Everything Sucks” to mark the album’s 20th anniversary. The reissue will also come with a new 7″ which two new unreleased songs, “Lucky” and “Shattered Milo”. The album will be out on May 5th via Epitaph Records. Various pre-order bundles are up now.



Greg Graffin talks about Bad Religion’s future, Brooks Wackerman leaving for Avenged Sevenfold

Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin, who released his new solo album Millport about a week ago, recently spoke to Loudwire about the future of the band, which includes a new album and a 40th anniversary celebration, which will be in 2020. He explains:

“There’s no end in sight. In fact, in two-and-a-half years, there’s a very important 40th anniversary milestone. Another album is on the horizon, but True North was such a good album that I don’t want to put out something that indicates we’re aging, so it’s gotta be as good as True North. [Laughs] We do plan on getting another record out there, hopefully before that 40th anniversary.”

Graffin also talked about drummer Brooks Wackerman’s decision to leave the band for Avenged Sevenfold, saying, “It wasn’t until he announced it [that I knew he was joining Avenged Sevenfold] but he did tell us he was leaving for greener pastures, but he didn’t put it that way. He gave us ample notice. It was not at all bitter, it was wishing him the best of luck.”

Wackerman was replaced by Jamie Miller, who has played in many bands such as …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Snot and Souls at Zero (formerly Wrathchild America). He was, however, not the only member of Bad Religion to have left the band in recent years; longtime guitarist Greg Hetson left the band shortly after the release of their latest album True North in 2013 and was replaced by Mike Dimkich, formerly of The Cult.



Mike Ness says Social Distortion have completed about 20 songs for new album

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently gave Las Vegas Review-Journal an update on the band’s long-awaited new album, saying that there are about 20 songs in various stages of completion, which range from garage punk to the gospel-inspired. He explained:

“I kind of want the next record to have a little more variety. If there’s ever a time to try new stuff, it’s right now, because I want to show people that we’ve grown: ‘Wow, that’s different.'”

The new Social D record will be the band’s first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and last month, we reported that they were planning to hit the studio to begin recording or finishing it right after the conclusion of their current U.S. tour.



Greg Graffin on the next Bad Religion album

Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin just released his new solo album Millport, but earlier this week, he spoke to OC Register a little bit about the band’s long-awaited new album, saying that they are always talking about new music, but a new record could “take some time”. He added:

“As you get older you want to put stuff out that’s of higher quality than what came before it. Our last album, ‘True North,’ that was a benchmark for us. It was a fantastic album and surprisingly set a new standard for Bad Religion that we’re going to have to do better than.”

When the new Bad Religion album will be released is unknown, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more details come to light. Not only will it be their first since 2013’s True North, but their first one with new members Mike Dimkich (replacing Greg Hetson) on guitar and Jamie Miller (replacing Brooks Wackerman) on drums.



Lineups announced for Punk Rock Bowling (Las Vegas) club shows

As though you needed additional excuses to make the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival, the lineups for the club shows should put you over the edge.

Roughly a dozen shows were announced, and the lineups include such varying acts as The Lawrence Arms (and a separate solo appearance by Brendan Kelly), Screw 32, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Vandals, Street Dogs, Off With Their Heads, The Menzingers, The Mr. T Experience, Hepcat, The Scandals and so many more. Head below for the full rundown.

A reminder that the just-announced club shows are in addition to the main festival shows that include Iggy Pop, Bad Religion, Cock Sparrer, and dozens more.

Check out the festival’s official website for all the details.



The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die announce tour dates

Connecticut rockers The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have announced they will be touring with singer-songwriter Fred Thomas at the end of the month. You can find tour dates and locations below.

The band are also giving away two tickets to each show, you can enter the draw to win through here.



Propagandhi enter studio to begin recording new album

Canadian punk legends Propagandhi have entered the studio to begin recording a new album. Through the band’s official Instagram they announced, “We started getting the drum and guitar sounds for our next record and they sound great! Jordo is pumped and ready to blast off!”

This will be the band’s first full-length release since “Failed States,” which came out in September, 2012 through Epitaph Records. We’ll keep you updated as more details come to light.



Carjacker passes on jacking 6’5″ Fletcher Dragge

Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge was out for a morning drive on Wednesday when he found himself in the middle of a car chase. Police were tailing a suspected carjacker in a gray Scion and the chase was coming directly at him.

Fletcher told Easy Reader News, “I thought I should get out of the way, so I crossed the double yellow to make a U-turn. But my truck is so long I got stuck, blocking the two northbound lanes”.

Soon after, a squad car performed a PIT maneuver on the suspect’s car, causing it to spin out of control and stop 10 feet from Dragge’s truck. Fletcher said, “It looked like he was reaching for the driver side door handle and I thought for a moment he was coming for my truck. But if he was, he changed his mind when we made eye contact”.

So why did the carjacker, who was described as a “small, Hispanic male in his early 20s”, decide to move along? Maybe he was a huge Pennywise fan and didn’t want to ruin his favorite guitarist’s morning drive. Or maybe he was scared shitless when he realized the truck he was about to jack had a 6’5″, 300 pound man behind the steering wheel.

We’re going to go ahead and assume the former.



Bad Religion to play to UK shows prior to Rebellion Festival

California punk icons Bad Religion just announced not one but two UK shows that will take place right before their appearance at this year’s Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, which will take place on August 3rd.

The band will play at O2 Forum Kentish Town in London on August 1st and the O2 Academy in Bristol the day after. Tickets for these shows will go on general sale at 9:00 AM this Friday (March 3rd).

Bad Religion recently announced plans to begin writing a new album, due for release later this year or next year. It will be the band’s first studio album since 2013’s True North, and their first one with new members Mike Dimkich (replacing Greg Hetson) on guitar and Jamie Miller (replacing Brooks Wackerman) on drums.



Joyce Manor release 7″ split for charity

Cali punks Joyce Manor have teamed up with Crying front woman Elaiza Santos’ solo project, called 100%, to release a two-song split with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.

Both songs are covers of the band The 6ths.  You can check it out below, and download it here.



Architects (metalcore) release video for “Gravity”

British metalcore band Architects have a new video out for the song “Gravity,” and you can check it out below.

“Gravity” appears on the band’s latest album, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, which was released last May on Epitaph Records.



Full line-up annouced for 2017 Montebello Rockfest (Iggy Pop, The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, etc.)

Montebello Rockfest (Formerly Amnesia Rockfest) has finally announced the full lineup for the annual festival’s 2017’s installment and, as usual, it’s pretty awesome. The festival takes place in Montebello, Quebec, from June 22rd-25th. The first two groups to be announced were Rammstein and The Offspring and then it became a waiting game, but it seems the wait was well worth it.

The 2017 lineup includes, but is not limited to: Iggy Pop, Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Specials, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Reverend Horton Heat, Agent Orange, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder, Frenzal Rhomb, Face to Face and The Unseen.

Also special tribute bands have been assembled to honor Fugazi, Minor Threat, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Spinal Tap and Twisted Sister. Speaking of Twisted Sister we were very surprised to see Dee Snider’s name on the bill after last year’s fiasco when Snider and his band expressed deep displeasure with the festival; guess it wasn’t that bad after all. Other tributes will be held for a few of the best record labels of all time: Fat Wreck Chords, Hellcat Records, Epitaph and Sub Pop.

Wu-Tang Clan is also on the list this year and although they are not punk or metal this addition seems to make perfect sense. If you have never experienced Canada’s largest rock festival check out some of our coverage from last year HERE.

 



Touche Amore announce Australian tour with Turnover

California post-hardcore outfit Touché Amoré have announced a tour of Australia, and will be bringing Virginia Beach emo quartet Turnover along with them. The tour is set to start in Brisbane on July 5th.

The tour will be in support of Touché Amoré’s new album Stage Four, which was released September 16, 2016 through Epitaph Records. Local supports have not yet been announced, tickets will go on sale on February 24th at 9:00 AM AEDT and can be purchased here. You can find tour dates and locations as well as a larger tour poster below.



Touche Amore (post-hardcore) stream tour mini documentary “Moments In Passing”

California post-hardcore outfit Touché Amoré are streaming a mini documentary about themselves. The film is titled Moment In Passing and documents the band’s current European tour with Angel Dust. You can enjoy the short movie in full below.

Touché Amoré’s latest release was the 2016 full-length Stage Four.



Social Distortion getting ready to hit the studio

After many years of speculation and false starts, Social Distortion frontman recently told L.A. Times that he has begun writing the band’s long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and is looking forward to hitting the studio.

Ness didn’t reveal more information about the record, but it is likely that the band is planning to hit the studio right after their upcoming U.S. tour, which begins on the last day of this month and wrap up in April.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Social D record come to light.