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Interview: Bill Stevenson (ALL, The Descendents) sings Propagandhi’s “Without Love”

You probably know Bill Stevenson from his time as the drummer for Descendents and ALL, and now you can hear him talking about (and singing!) Propagandhi‘s “Without You.”  He also talks about working with Propagandhi and who he thinks is “the best band in the world.”

You can watch the full clip below.

Interview: Kevin Bogart of Trophy Lungs talks about tour, new album, and nicknames


Boston’s Trophy Lungs has a big fall ahead of them, with an upcoming tour of the Midwest and a new album coming out on Antique Records.  I recently got to catch up with singer/guitarist Kevin Bogart to ask him all about the band and what they’ve got on the horizon.  You can read it all below.

The band’s latest release, Day Jobs, will be released on September 18th.  If you want to get in line early, you can pre-order the vinyl here.

Deryck Whibley talks about Sum 41′s reunion with Dave “Brownsound” Baksh

In light of the announcement that Darrin Pfeiffer from Goldfinger had joined Sum 41 as their new drummer, frontman Deryck Whibley spoke to Alternative Press about the band’s reunion with original guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh, who left in 2006, but rejoined last month. He says:

“It definitely feels like that. And it just feels really good. [It feels] right, that’s what the word for me is. It feels right, because it happened naturally. There were no meetings about “How should we do this? What would we do on the next record? What’s going to be different about us?” It was just like, “Okay, this is happening. These opportunities are presenting themselves.” Either you can roll with it, or not. And it just felt too good to not.”

Sum 41 launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the release of a follow-up to 2011′s Screaming Bloody Murder last month. It will be the band’s first album with Brownsound on guitar since 2004′s Chuck, and their first release with Darrin Pfeiffer on drums.

DS Exclusive: “Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour” Q+A with Joey Cape and Jake Kiley

A couple weeks back, we brought you the first installment of a Q&A session with bands that’ll be part of this month’s “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years Tour” in celebration of the silver anniversary of now legendary Fat Wreck Chords. The first installment included the members of Swingin’ Utters, toyGuitar, Bad Cop/Bad Cop and The Flatliners. Check it out here if you missed it.

Today is official tour kickoff day, which is a perfect time to present to you Round #2, this time featuring Jake Kiley from Strung Out, and the one-and-only Joey Cape. Check it out below.

The “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years Tour gets under way tonight in Boston. The tour’s lineup features the likes of NOFXStrung OutLagwagon,Swingin’ UtterstoyGuitarThe FlatlinersBad Cop/Bad CopMasked Intruder and more depending on your location. The ragtag bunch of misfits that comprise your friendly, neighborhood Dying Scene editorial staff agree with the positive vibes about the “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour, and will be out in full force at various different stops on the tour. Check out the full rundown of “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour dates here!

Interview: Introducing melodic punk act City Limits, stream “Homebodies” EP

New Brunswick, New Jersey is not an unfamiliar town to anyone in the pop punk scene. It has seen the manifestation of The Bouncing Souls, Gaslight Anthem, and The Ergs!, and has been home to the legendary Court Tavern (RIP). The suburbs may appear to be quiet, but they won’t give up spewing melodic anthems just yet.

Meet City Limits, a melodic punk act in the same vain as Dear Landlord, Off With Their Heads, and The Lawrence Arms. The quartet released their sophomore EP “Homebodies” through Death To False Hope Records today, July 28th.

You can give it a listen here.

We also caught up with vocalist/bassist Allon Levin, and guitarist Dave Lopez to discuss the difficulties of analog recording, the songwriting process, and their upcoming tour. You can read the full interview and check out their tour dates below.

Mike Ness wants Rick Rubin to produce new Social Distortion album

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently spoke to AZ Central about the status of their long-awaited follow-up to 2011′s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and mentioned that he wants Rick Rubin (known for his work with The Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash, Weezer, System of a Down, Danzig, The Cult and many other artists) to produce it because of his production on Tom Petty’s 1994 album Wildflowers. He explains:

“I think Rick Rubin. But I go back far. I listen to Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” record. The production value on that is just amazing. It’s such a broad spectrum of sounds and tones. Obviously, that was still in the era of analog. The last record I did, I did that. It cost me three times as much to record it analog (laughs). But since then, I have worked with people who have showed me that you can use Pro Tools and still achieve a pretty accurate thing, but you have to be careful. It’s a slippery slope.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Social D record come to light. The band recently wrapped up a European tour by celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of their 1990 classic self-titled album. They will continue to celebrate this anniversary when they tour the U.S. this fall.

The Offspring guitarist talks about new album, says there may be another single

The Offspring guitarist Noodles recently spoke to OC Register about the band’s plans for 2016, and revealed that it’s possible that there will be another new single before the end of the year. On why it’s taking so long to make a new album, Noodles explains:

“We definitely want to put out a whole record and we wanted to have it done by the end of the year, but we’ve been redoing our studio and going out on weekend gigs. It’s a different day and age in terms of making records, but with the Internet, you can put stuff out whenever you want. Our feeling with putting out ‘Coming for You’ was, why make the fans wait for two years. If we feel like we have something that we feel is good, let’s put it out now.”

The Offspring’s latest full-length studio album, Days Go By, was released in 2012 on Columbia Records. Earlier this year, they released a new single called “Coming for You“, which may appear on the new album.

Social Distortion eyeing 2016 release for new album

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently gave Rolling Stone an update on the band’s long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2011′s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. Mike said that he has been writing a lot of songs, and the band will begin work on the album after their upcoming U.S. tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of their 1990 classic self-titled album. He states:

“I’ve written a lot of songs, and I’ve got a lot of songs for another solo record. Once the summer tour is done, I can start figuring out the direction for the next record. It’s not as far along as I’d like it to be. Unfortunately, for us to do a new record, we have to stop touring because it’s pretty hard for me to write on the road.”

Asked when the album is expected for release, Mike replied, “We’re banking on 2016. It’s funny because I have the songs in my head but then I forget about them, and a couple came to mind the other day in rehearsal. These were songs I thought might be like filler songs. I showed them to the band, and they were just like, “Dude, that song’s fucking awesome, man.” So that made me think, “Maybe I’m further along than I realized.” So that was cool.”

Interview: Todd Congelliere talks about Toys That Kill, Recess Records and more

Recess Records owner Todd Congelliere, was interviewed the Discuss and Disregard Podcast. During the interview he discussed  Toy That Kill, his label and more.

You can check it out here.

Toys That Kill last released a split with Joyce Manor in December.

The Dillinger Escape Plan to begin recording new album in November

The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman told The Rock Pit that the band has begun writing new material for their next album, and will enter the studio around November to begin recording it for an early 2016 release. Asked if he felt any pressure to outdo the band’s last record, Ben replied:

“I don’t think we really try to think about it too much. We just start moving and start making stuff. It’s, like, just take what you’ve got and get to work, and at some point you’ve just got to write the first riff and not look back. We just want to make sure it always moves us, We’re proud of pretty much every single thing we ever put out. We’ve always put 110 percent into it and we’ve always been the kind of band where some of our music may seem clever, but that’s not the most important part. The most important part is that it has emotion and energy, so I like to think what differentiates us from some of the technical bands is that everything we do has to feel like it can’t just be interesting, it actually has to move us. We have to be able to picture us playing it live and feeling it, and so the carthartic nature of our music is the most important thing. So, with that in mind, it’s not about beating something or topping it, it’s about maintaining that level of emotion and really feeling or believing that we’re creating something honest. And that’s the challenge — we have to be in the right state of mind to do it, we can’t just force it.”

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s last studio album, One of Us Is the Killer, was released in May 2013 on their own label Party Smasher Inc. in partnership with Sumerian Records in North America (and BMG worldwide).

Noodles offers update on new Offspring album

The Offspring guitarist Noodles recently gave The Aspen Times an update on the band’s new album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By, and is expected to be released next year. He explains:

“We want to do a record, that’s the plan. But it’s taking forever. We released this song because we felt good about it immediately. It was one of the first one or two songs we finished, so we were like, ‘If we wait on this it might be another year, year-and-a-half. Why don’t we just put it out and see what happens?’”

Of course, that “new song” Noodles is referring to is The Offspring’s latest single “Coming for You”, which was released in January. The band last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which featured covers of songs originally by Bad Religion and Pennywise.

Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace featured on WTF with Marc Maron

Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace was the latest guest on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron.

You can give it a listen here.

Against Me! released their latest album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, back in January of last year on their own Total Treble Music.

Brie McWane, Dave McWane, Erin MacKenzie dish on The Doped Up Dollies

The lovely Brie McWane, Dave McWane, and Erin MacKenzie (all of Big D & The Kids Table) were kind enough to share some insider info and answer a few questions about their new project The Doped Up Dollies for us Dying Scenesters!

Front-lady Brie had this to say about her hopes for the music:

“We want our listeners to take a positive outlook from this record. The world can be a dark and negative place sometimes and we wanted to present an outlet to our listeners and find strength within themselves. You need to make your own sunshine sometimes and put out that PMA!”

Stay in the loop and check out the full scoop on The Doped Up Dollies recording process, musical influences, and aspirations below!

You can stream their first single “Make Your Own Sunshine” here.

DS Interview: Versus The World on new album “Homesick/Roadsick” and the perils of maintaining ‘supergroup’ status

The internet, including Wikipedia (which we are STILL banned from), will tell you that supergroups never work out. However, that fact falters in the face of Versus The World. Featuring members of the Ataris and Lagwagon, the California act churns out melodic anthems and serves as a reminder that heavy songs can still sound fun. The band exemplifies this in their third studio effort Homesick/Roadsick, a sucker-punch of an album that gets catchier with every listen. We were able to catch up with frontman Donald Spence before he embarks on an extensive European tour with the rest of our crew.

You can read the full interview below.

Ice-T talks about Body Count’s remake of Suicidal Tendencies’ “Institutionalized”

Body Count frontman Ice-T talked to Team Rock Radio about their remake of the Suicidal Tendencies classic ”Institutionalized”, explaining:

“We did Institutionalized to pay homage to Suicidal because they were the first band out of the west coast rocking the Dickies, the bandanas and having that west coast look. When we first came out, most of our fans were Suicidal fans. They migrated to our shows. So we did their song and we were happy that they liked it. Nothing but respect for Suicidal.

I liked the record because it was more of a rant than a song. With a lot of punk rock back in the day, you always tried to get some kind of point across. Michael was kind of just saying, ‘I’m just going through it as a kid. Mom is telling me I’m on drugs, all I want is a Pepsi.’”

Body Count’s version of ”Institutionalized” is taken from their latest album Manslaughter, which was released over exactly a year ago. The original version is taken from Suicidal Tendencies’ iconic self-titled debut album from 1983.