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Rise Against stream new song “The Violence” off upcoming album “Wolves”

Hey oh! Who’s in the mood for some new Rise Against music? What’s that? You lost interest in them 3 albums ago? Well you should still check out this song because it might be the best Rise Against song I’ve heard in 5 years. “The Violence” is the first single off the band’s new album “Wolves” due out June 9th through Virgin Records (sigh).

Give it a listen below.

“Wolves” will be Rise Against’s first new album since 2014’s ‘The Black Market’. The band is also heading out on a big co-headline tour with Deftones later this year.



Check out a trailer for the upcoming documentary on The Stooges “Gimme Danger”

Did you guys know that they’re making a documentary about Iggy And The Stooges? Well you do now! Looks like it comes out later this month and you can check out a trailer for it below.



Iggy Pop releases music video for “Sunday”

Iggy Pop has released a music video for his song “Sunday.” The tune comes off of Pop’s latest endeavor, Post Pop Depression (a collaboration album with Queens of the Stone Age mainstay Josh Homme) and you can watch the video below.

Iggy Pop released Post Pop Depression on March 18, 2016.



Full Album Stream: Iggy Pop + Josh Homme – ‘Post Pop Depression’

As you may have heard, the Godfather of punk Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age mainstay Josh Homme have teamed up together to record an album titled Post Pop Depression. The album, which was also recorded with the help of Queens of the Stone Age and The Dead Weather guitarist Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, will be released next week and may possibly be Pop’s final album. It’s bittersweet to think about, but while you do ponder a life where Iggy Pop is no longer recording music, you can give the nine track LP a listen via NPR right here.

Post Pop Depression will be released on March 18, 2016.



Rise Against rumored to be signed to Virgin Records

Virgin Recordsofficial website has listed Rise Against on their roster, thus ending their seven-year relationship with Interscope Records, who released the band’s last three albums. So far, there has been no official announcement from Rise Against or Virgin Records, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on this situation come to light.

Rise Against’s latest album, The Black Market, was released a year ago on Interscope. The band just recently announced a U.S. tour, which will include support from Killswitch Engage and letlive.



John Lydon says The Sex Pistols won’t reunite again

In a recent interview, the Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon was asked if there was a possibility of another reunion of the iconic punk band. He replied:

“Oh no, that’s finished. I mean have you seen us? I mean, we’ve all put on weight but Mr Jones here is coming it at 500 pounds! And I did the butter advert!”

The Sex Pistols broke up in 1978, a year after their iconic album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, and had reunited periodically since then.



Glen Matlock says The Sex Pistols may never reunite again

In a recent interview, former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock said that he has not seen his former bandmate John Lydon in five years, and that there may never be another reunion of the iconic British punk band. He explains:

“I haven’t seen John for five years and I’m quite happy about that. I’ve had no cause to speak to him. There is nothing I know of in the offing and I’m really not that fussed about it. I have no idea if we will reform but who knows the secret of black magic box. I wouldn’t write new Sex Pistols material, we’re fine with the old stuff.”

The Sex Pistols broke up in 1978, a year after their iconic album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, and had reunited periodically since then.



10 things you probably didn’t know about Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols)

Most of you know that Sid Vicious was the charismatic, if not controversial, bass player in one of the most influential punk acts in history, the Sex Pistols.  You’re probably vaguely aware that the dude played hard and lived life on the edge during his short 22 year tenure in this life but that’s probably the extent of your knowledge.  The more senior among you will be more versed with his legend but there’s probably a few facts about the punk rock icon that will still surprise you.

Read our list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about Sid below.



Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) to recieve BMI Icon Award

John Lyndon (aka Johnny Rotten) is to receive a BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) icon award for his contribution to music and fashion around the world. The BMI icon award is given to musicians who have had “a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers”.

Lyndon is most well-known for being the front-man of the controversial 70’s punk band from London Sex Pistols. The group’s only studio album is their iconic 1977 album “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols”.

The award will be presented to him on October 15th at a gala in London, England.

Click here to read the whole story.

Johnny Rotten is also the vocalist for PiL (Public Image Ltd.) who released “This Is PiL” last year through their own label “Pil Official”.



You Me at Six post “An American Spring” trailer

You Me at Six have released a trailer for their upcoming tour documentary An American Spring. You can watch it here.

You Me at Six released their last album, Sinners Never Sleep, in February 2012 on Virgin Records.



Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) announce tour dates; Tommy Ramone drops out

Members of three of the most legendary and iconic punk bands have joined forces for a North American tour: Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) have announced an acoustic tour this spring. The tour was originally set to feature Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of the original Ramones, but his appearances have been postponed due to illness. Select dates will also feature Scott Kempner of The Dictators.

Check out the dates and locations right here.



Iggy Pop And The Stooges detail new album “Ready To Die”, post song teaser

Well this is not what I expected to see this morning, but I am more than pumped to report that protopunk icons Iggy Pop & The Stooges will be releasing a brand new album entitled “Ready To Die.” Check out a sample of the song “Scarecrow” here.

Iggy had this to say about making another album, six years after their last, “The Weirdness”:

“My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It’s just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group when they’re an older group they also make fucking records. They don’t just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money…”

Minutemen founder Mike Watt will replace the late Ron Asheton on bass.

“Ready To Die” drops April 30th via Fat Possum Records. Pre-orders are available here.



Work begins on Iggy Pop & David Bowie biopic starring…Elijah Wood?

After years of writing, a new biopic film about the Godfather of punk Iggy Pop and his glam rock comrade David Bowie is finally beginning to take form. The film, entitled “Lust For Life,” will center around Iggy and Bowie’s lives in 1970’s West Berlin, a particularly rowdy, explosive, and offensive time for both musicians.

Emmy-winning British filmmaker Gabriel Range, most famous for his 2006 political mockumentary Death Of A President, has signed on to direct the film. In past years, it was widely reported that Elijah Wood, hobbit and actor, had landed the role of Iggy; however, it is unclear if this production is related to that project, of which very little information is known (although Iggy himself endorsed the script in 2007).

The film’s producers will be opening the project to an international market of buyers this week at the European Film Market in Berlin.



Sacred Cow Saturday: “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols”

Punk rock has been around long enough  to hold within its musical boundaries a slew of albums considered both classic and essential. We here at Dying Scene love and appreciate these classic albums, but every once and a while we have the urge to challenge what the community has deemed sacred. Every Saturday, two Dying Scene writers will square off head-to-head and either attack or defend one of these so-called classics. Up for slaughter today is “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.” Does the 1977 classic hold up today? You be the judge. Carson Winter will be defending and Jason Stone will be attacking.

Let the battle begin!



Blast From the Past: “The London Weekend Show: Punk” (1976 documentary)

In 1976, British journalist and TV presenter Janet Street-Porter made a TV documentary regarding the some of the earliest moments of punk rock.  Broadcast on November 22nd, 1976 as part of “The London Weekend Show”, Janet’s film “Punk” features interviews with The Sex Pistols (with Glen Matlock still in the line up), a little band called The Clash, and Siouxsie Sioux. The documentary also features the Sex Pistols performing “Pretty Vacant”, “Submission”, “Anarchy in the UK” and “No Fun”.

You can watch the documentary here. It’s particularly fun to watch if you were too young to experience the 70’s punk scene and want to get a feel for how things used to be before the Internet.