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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.

 



Punk Rock Bowling announces daily lineups for 2017 festival

While the full lineup for Punk Rock Bowling 2017 was announced back in January, you can now check out the daily lineups for all three days of the Vegas-based festival.

Not surprisingly, the three biggest acts (Iggy Pop, Bad Religion, and Cock Sparrer) are spread out over the three nights, with a slew of additional acts each day.  If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you can pick up 3-day passes ($125) or single-day passes ($50) here.



Punk Rock Bowling announces full Las Vegas 2017 lineup

Alright, punk fans, it’s officially official. The 2017 lineup for Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas has been finalized and publicly announced. I’m too lazy to type it all out so just take a gander at the poster above and start mentally cataloguing who you’re most excited to see.

Still to come are the announcements about the after hour club shows but we’ll post those as soon as PRB starts releasing them.

Punk Rock Bowling takes place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 26th-29th) and is the one festival each year that the Dying Scene staff flies, drives, hitchhikes or crawls from the various basements across the globe that they reside in to meet in person. Keep an eye out for us in our snazzy Dying Scene t-shirts and be sure to tell us how much our site sucks.



OFF! added to Punk Rock Bowling 2017

California punks OFF! are the latest big name to join the 2017 Punk Rock Bowling lineup.

They join the already stacked lineup, featuring Bad Religion, Iggy Pop, Cock Sparrer, The Bouncing Souls, and many more. Check out the lineup so far, and get tickets, hotel, etc. here.



Bad Religion join Punk Rock Bowling 2017 lineup

Punk Rock Bowling is pulling out all of the cards for this year’s addition. They have officially announced that punk legends Bad Religion will be joining the already-stacked lineup. It has been 4 years since Bad Religion has played PRB and this is sure to be a doozy. You can get all the extra information including tickets and scheduling here.



Greg Graffin (Bad Religion) announces new solo album “Millport”

Greg Graffin, the lead singer of the iconic California punk band Bad Religion, has announced that he will release his long-awaited new solo album, Millport, on March 10th via ANTI- Records.

Produced by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz, Millport will be Graffin’s first solo album since 2006’s Cold as the Clay, and features three of the current members of Social Distortion (Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham, Brent Harding and David Hidalgo Jr.). The album’s track listing can be found below, along with a stream of the track “Making Time”.

Last October, we reported that Bad Religion were going to begin writing a new album, which will be their first since 2013’s True North, and is due for release later this year.



New documentary “Underground, Inc.” looks at 90s punk/metal/alternative scene

New York punk/noise legends White Zombie, legendary ska band Fishbone, and iconic punks Bad Religion will participate in a new documentary focusing on the punk, metal, and alternative music scene of the 1990s.  You can watch a trailer for the documentary, called Underground, Inc., below.

The documentary is still in the works and a release date has not been announced.  For more information, and to take a look at their Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, go here.



The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake and more to play PUNKSPRING 2017

The main lineup for next year’s PUNKSPRING, Japan’s annual punk-rock festival, has been announced. Appearing will be The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake, Brahman, MONOEYES, Zebrahead and more. This coming PUNKSPRING is set to be the final.

The festival has two dates, the first is March 25 at Kobe World Hall, Kobe. The second is in Tokyo on March 26, at Makuhari Messe 9-11 Hall. Tickets will be available to purchase here from the 28th of January on. Check out the fest poster below.



Bad Religion announce 2017 tour dates

California punk icons Bad Religion have announced the first batch of dates for a tour taking place next year. The tour’s current schedule includes mostly festival apperances in Europe as well as one in California and two in Japan, and the dates can be found below.

Bad Religion recently announced plans to begin writing a new album, due for release sometime in 2017. 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.



Lineup announced for 2016 MUSINK festival

The 10th annual MUSINK festival, presented by Travis Barker, is set for March 17, 18, and 19, 2017.  The festival features music, a tattoo convention, and a classic car show at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA. It is billed as the country’s largest tattoo and music festival.

This year’s lineup includes Bad ReligionNOFXThe UsedPennywise, and more.  You can see the lineup as it currently stands below.  If you’re lucky enough to be in the Costa Mesa area, you can find ticket info here.



Greg Graffin streams cover of Norman Blake’s “Lincoln’s Funeral Train”

Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin has released a cover of Norman Blake’s song “Lincoln’s Funeral Train.” The track features instrumental work by Social Distortion members  Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham, Brent Harding, and David Hidalgo. You can give the song a listen below.

Graffin teased plans to release a solo album in an interview last year. However, he has not specified whether this cover will be appearing on the album. We’ll keep you in the loop.



Latest Greg Graffin book “Population Wars: A New Perspective On Competition and Coexistence” paperback release date confirmed

Founding member of Bad Religion, Greg Graffin ph.D, is no stranger to academia. Already an established author of numerous political texts, his latest effort, “Population Wars: A New Perspective On Competition and Coexistence”, will be available for general sale on November 8th, 2016. If his lyrics and other writings are anything to go by it will be one to watch out for.



Greg Graffin talks about the next Bad Religion album

Houston Chronicle recently conducted an interview with Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin, who talked about songwriting, the state of American politics, and his future plans, which include his next book and the next Bad Religion album. Video clips from that interview can be viewed below.

Asked in the interview when Bad Religion fans can expect a new album, Greg replied:

“Next year. You know, Brett and I will start writing some more, but…you know, these things are not like the water faucet. You can’t just turn on hot water. It’s very, you know…it’s a struggle to write quality, and if we didn’t have a legacy of quality, we wouldn’t be sitting here today. So, it’s…you know, it’s been three years and some people wonder, ‘Why can’t you put out a new record every year?’ ‘Cause it wouldn’t be very good.”

The new Bad Religion record 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.



DS Show Review & Photo Gallery: Bad Religion, Against Me! & Dave Hause – St. Petersburg, FL

As you may have already heard, California punk legends Bad Religion are currently touring the US with Against Me! and Dave Hause. When the tour was announced and I found out it would be stopping in my back yard, at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, FL, I knew I had to be there.

Fast forward a few months and the day of the show, Wednesday, October 12th, finally arrived. I packed up my camera gear and made my way down to Downtown St. Pete. After battling rush hour traffic, I got to the venue just as Dave Hause was taking the stage. Being a fan of The Loved Ones who had never seen Dave live before, I was excited to see him play.

Hause played a 45-ish minute set, featuring a mix of solo material and Loved Ones songs. Though a fair portion of the crowd didn’t seem all that familiar with him, heads were bobbing, feet were tapping, and hands were clapping all throughout his energetic performance.

Finishing the set on a high note, Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley and Against Me! drummer Atom Willard joined Hause in playing a handful of songs, including fan-favorite “We Could Be Kings.”

Next up was Against Me!. It had been something like 5 years since I last saw them (I think it was Warped Tour 2011), so I had no clue what to expect. When the band took the stage, the entire crowd let out an ear-piercing shriek akin to something you’d hear at a One Direction concert. I had never heard anything like it a punk show before, but a few seconds into Against Me!’s performance I understood why the crowd was so damn excited.

I thought Against Me! sounded good on their new records, but they are a whole different animal live. Every song they played was injected with energy and intensity, and the crowd never stopped jumping around and singing along for the full hour-long set. What surprised me the most was how many fans knew all the band’s new music. It’s not often that you see a sea of people who know every single word to songs off an album that was just released. I think that definitely shows how good Against Me!’s new music is.

Now, the grand finale, Bad Religion. As always, BR’s set was a mixed bag consisting of a little bit of everything from their extensive discography (16 full-length albums!). The band played classics like “I Want to Conquer the World,” “Against the Grain,” and “Generator,” as well as songs from their latest record True North. They even played random songs like “New America,” which I don’t think I had never seen live before.

What has always amazed me about Bad Religion’s live show is that, despite the fact that they’ve been doing this for more than three decades, they still look like they’re having the time of their lives on stage. Every time see them live, Jay Bentley’s running all over the place, Brian Baker is shredding on guitar, and Greg Graffin’s got a big smile on his face. It’s extremely admirable for a band that’s been around 35 years.

Recent additions Mike Dimkich and Jamie Miller do Bad Religion’s material justice as well. Dimkich, who joined the band after longtime guitarist Greg Hetson’s departure in 2013, seemed to fit in better than he did when I saw BR on the Summer Nationals tour in 2014. Miller, who took Brooks Wackerman’s place earlier this year, was fast and furious on the drums.

Needless to say, this was an awesome show and this tour is a must-see. Check out the tour dates here to see if Bad Religion, Against Me!, and Dave Hause are playing a city near you.

You can check out the full gallery of photos from the show I went to below.



Bad Religion, Ignite, Teenage Bottlerocket, NOFX and many other bands to play next year’s Ruhrpott Rodeo festival

July’s 10 months away, but the lineup for next year’s Ruhrpott Rodeo festival has already been announced. The fest will take place in Hünxe, Germany from July 21-23, 2017.

Bad ReligionIgnite, Descendents, NOFXUseless ID, Teenage Bottlerocket, Lagwagon and many more bands will be playing the festival.

For more details on next year’s Ruhrpott Rodeo, head over to the festival’s official website.