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Dan Lilker and Billy Milano comment on S.O.D. reunion rumors

Despite rumors from last July, Nuclear Assault bassist Dan Lilker revealed to Horns Up that there are no plans to reunite S.O.D. ― the crossover supergroup featuring himself, Billy Milano (M.O.D.) and his former bandmates in Anthrax Scott Ian and Charlie Benante ― for a 30th anniversary celebration of their iconic debut album Speak English or Die. He explains:

“I know there’s gonna be a reissue, but him talking about a live show is all a little premature, let’s say. It’s gonna be the 30th anniversary of ‘Speak English or Die’, so there’s gonna be yet another reissue. I say it with a slight air of cynicism. And, yeah, it’ll be cool. Billy might have made it seem like, but he didn’t consult anybody else that played in S.O.D. He just kind of announced something, and we went, ‘Huh?’ That’s what happened.”

Asked if he would do the S.O.D. reunion show if everyone else agreed to it, Lilker replied: “Yeah. I don’t have any differences with anybody. It was never me. I would do it as long as I didn’t have any other previous plans on that day. If anything else I have already confirmed is confirmed, I wouldn’t do it, but if they say, ‘Hey, what are you doing July blah blah blah this year,’ I’d go, ‘Okay. Fine.'”

Billy Milano also commented on the reunion situation, telling Blabbermouth.net“all the members of SOD were contacted via email to contribute to a 30 year anniversary edition package by Missi from MEGAFORCE who is one of the honest people still in this dying industry. She also mentioned in her e-mail that it would be fun to have a show to celebrate it. To my surprise everyone including myself replied that fun sounds like fun. I went to NYC to visit family and friends and was asked to be interviewd on Jimmy Gestapos Radio show. His buddy Mike is the co host of the show and owns the NYHC black and Blue festival. They asked if I woulkd be interested in playing with SOD. It was the same day I met with Missi from megaforce. I said yes. We announced it giving plenty of time for Charlie and Scott to make it happen. I also went to NY to collect the money Scott and Charlie owe me for covering songs I own publishing on. (HEY JOHN BUSH I HEARD THEY DIDNT PAY YOU EITHER! I TRIED TO WARN YOU BUT HEY I’M THE BAD GUY) IT didnt happen so in my mind I called the shows off 3 days later. I also had the shows based as a benefit, I wanted to help a couple of Dog rescue groups I follow on facebook. Second chance rescue in ny and a Tonkers rescue group. This way the band didnt have a reunion for money and it actually helps someone and adds to the good karma of the music scene. Charlie Benante said why does it have to be a benefit we can make a lot of money. Ok, so at this point SOD is done, they are trying to talk to me via friends and booking agents and the answer is NO!!!! MOD is finishing a record. I have a new group Billy Be Dammed and I love my life in Austin Texas. and as far as me being right wing, no shit! The days and INSANITY of political correctness is coming to a head… Enjoy the Chaos and Get a gun, Go Mueria! VOTE TRUMP!”



Meat Puppets announce tour with Soul Asylum

Alternative/punk rock legends Meat Puppets have announced a ten-date U.S. tour with Soul Asylum, which will commence in late October. The dates and locations are below.

The Meat Puppets have reportedly been working on a new album, which will be their first since 2013’s Rat Farm. Soul Asylum last released Delayed Reaction in 2012.



Release date announced for documentary, “Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington DC”

The production company MVD Entertainment Group has just announced the release date of “Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington DC”.

Following the DC scene throughout the 80’s, the documentary focuses on the likes of Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Fugazi; and includes interviews with Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, John Stabb, Thurston Moore and Dave Grohl. It’s set to be released on September 18, 2015.

Check out the trailer below.



S.O.D. reunion in the works?

Horns Up Rocks is reporting that crossover thrash icons S.O.D. ― the supergroup featuring Billy Milano (M.O.D.) and three current/former Anthrax members Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Danny Lilker (also a member of Nuclear Assault) ― will reunite for a 30th anniversary celebration at next year’s Black N Blue Bowl in New York City.

There doesn’t seem to be much more information regarding the reunion, but Horns Up Rock revealed that BNB Takeover radio show on East Village Radio played a new S.O.D. song, implying that new material is in the works.



Bad Brains’ Dr. Know talks about Woodstock sessions

Washington, D.C. hardcore icons Bad Brains entered a studio in Woodstock, New York yesterday to record a new EP in front of an audience of 60-70 people, with Jamaican singer Jesse Royal filling in for H.R. The EP will be part of a series of similar recording sessions called The Woodstock Sessions. About these sessions, guitarist Dr. Know told Fuse:

“It’s gonna be like a gig, but a recording gig. It’s great to have participation with the audience, to get a little feedback. “Did you like that solo guys?” [Laughs]”

Dr. Know was also asked if he plans to work with H.R. in the future, he simply responded, “Only Jah know.”

Bad Brains have not released a statement whether H.R. is out of the band, or will be involved in the recording of their next studio album, which will be their first since 2012’s Into the Future. We’ll keep you posted as more details on H.R.’s status with Bad Brains come to light.



Bad Brains to record new EP without H.R.

Washington, D.C. hardcore icons Bad Brains have announced that they will enter the studio later this month to record a new EP in Woodstock, New York in front of an audience of 60-70 people. For the recording sessions, which will last only one day, Jamaican singer Jesse Royal will be filling in for H.R. on vocals, and the EP will be part of a series of similar recording sessions called The Woodstock Sessions.

Bad Brains have not released a statement whether H.R. is out of the band, or will be involved in the recording of their next studio album, which will be their first since 2012’s Into the Future. We’ll keep you posted as more details on H.R.’s status with Bad Brains come to light.



10 things you probably didn’t know about Bad Brains

With hardcore punk a largely West Coast phenomenon in the ’80s, Bad Brains represented for the rare exception for the East Coast, establishing themselves as pioneers in the genre. More than 35 years and nine albums later, Bad Brains have proven themselves as one of the most important bands in the punk and reggae world but how much do your really know about them? To help educate you, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about this iconic band below.



H.R. (Bad Brains) and The Scotch Bonnets announce collaboration EP

Bad Brains frontman H.R. and Baltimore/Washington, D.C.-based reggae/ska/funk/soul act The Scotch Bonnets have announced their collaboration EP Quest, which is due for release on December 2nd via Morphius Records/MVD. You can view the track listing below.

The Scotch Bonnets last released Live Ya Life a year ago, and Bad Brains have reportedly been working on new material for their next album, which will serve as the follow-up to 2012’s Into the Future.



Bad Brains working on new music?

Washington, D.C. punk legends Bad Brains are apparently in the studio working on new music, and posted a photo on their Facebook page, which depicts H.R. and Dr. Know jamming in the studio.

We’ll keep you posted if any more details on the situation come to light. Bad Brains’ last studio album, Into the Future, came out in November 2012 on Megaforce Records.



Lit announce UK tour dates in May

Well known California pop punk band Lit has announced a string of UK tour dates in May. The tour is in honor of the 15th anniversary of their popular album “A Place In The Sun”, which they will be playing in full at each show. You can check out the official tour poster with dates and locations below.



Music Video: Bad Brains – “Ragga Dub” (ft. Angelo Moore from Fishbone)

Bad Brains have released a music video for their song “Ragga Dub,” featuring Fishbone frontman Angelo Moore, who also sings on the track.

Check it out below.

“Ragga Dub” appeared on a reggae comp called “Dub Rockers Volume 1,” which was  released on August 27th through VP Records. Bad Brains last released “Into The Future” in 2012 through Megaforce Records.



LA Weekly lists their Top 20 Hardcore Albums

A little over a month ago, LA Weekly ran Henry Rollins list of his “Top 20 Punk Albums in History”, and today the blog is back for more (sans Rollins).

The list is of the “Top 20 Hardcore Albums in History”, and it runs the gamut from bands like Bad Brains, Converge, Fucked Up, and a slew of others.

You can check out part one of the list here, and part two right here, and please make sure to add your two cents in our comments section.



Bad Brains stream “Ragga Dub” featuring Angelo Moore (Fishbone)

Hardcore punk legends Bad Brains are streaming a new reggae track entitled “Ragga Dub,” featuring Fishbone frontman Angelo Moore.

Click here to check out the song, which will be appearing on a compilation entitled “Dub Rockers Volume 1.”

Bad Brains released “Into The Future” last year through Megaforce Records. “Dub Rockers Volume 1” is set to be released on August 27th through VP Records.



Meat Puppets announce fall U.S. tour

Meat Puppets have announced that they are going to embark on a two-month U.S. tour that will take place from September to November, as they continue touring in support of their latest album Rat Farm.

All the dates and locations can be found here.

Rat Farm was released last April on Megaforce Records.



Stream full documentary “Bad Brains: A Band In DC”

Here’s a cool feature-length documentary to check out. Click here to stream “Bad Brains: A Band In DC” in its entirety, documenting the history of this hardcore punk/reggae fusion band.

Bad Brains will be making an appearance at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago. For more information, head over here.