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Cartel announce that upcoming shows in the United Kingdom will be their last UK shows

Atlanta pop punk act Cartel have just announced that their upcoming shows in the United Kingdom will be their last shows in the UK – ever. Although the band notes that they will continue to tour elsewhere and that this does not indicate a breakup, they do cite financial concerns when touring in Europe which have contributed to this difficult decision. The band’s official announcement on the matter is as follows:

A note to our UK fans: we’re incredibly excited for the opportunity to play in the UK again this year, both in London for our Chroma show and at the Slam Dunk Festival shows (which are standard Cartel sets). We always have a great time in the UK, we love the energy of the fans and it’s always a great hang. We wanted to mention that while planning this year of Chroma shows, we decided that there is likely not much international touring in the cards left for the band, and these will be the band’s last UK shows. Though we would love to keep traveling the world and playing shows, it’s a wildly expensive endeavor to cart ourselves and our gear around the world, and we aren’t really banging out new tunes left and right which would necessitate us promoting it worldwide. While all this may be a bummer, that’s not to say the band is over by any means, we will still play shows in the US. We’re very grateful and excited that we get another shot at playing for everyone and that we can hang out with our UK fans. All that aside, we hope that you understand and we can’t wait to see you all again!

Cartel latest release was the March 2013 launch of Collider.



Cartel premiere acoustic version of “Runaway”

Atlanta pop punk act Cartel have just premiered an acoustic version of their track “Runaway” and you can check it out below.

Furthermore, the band recently announced details for their 10 year anniversary tour for Chroma. They will be hitting the road this spring, and the tour will feature support from Hit The Lights, Driver Friendly, and Team.

Cartel latest release was the March 2013 launch of Collider.



Cartel premiere acoustic version of “Say Anything (Else)”

Atlanta pop punk act Cartel have just premiered an acoustic version of their track “Say Anything (Else)” and you can check it out below.

Furthermore, the band recently announced details for their 10 year anniversary tour for Chroma. They will be hitting the road this spring, and the tour will feature support from Hit The Lights, Driver Friendly, and Team.

Cartel latest release was the March 2013 launch of  Collider.



Cartel announce “Chroma” 10 year anniversary tour

Atlanta pop punk act Cartel have just announced details for their 10 year anniversary tour for “Chroma.” The band will be hitting the road this spring, and the tour will feature support from Hit The Lights, Driver Friendly and Team.

Check out the full list of dates below.

Cartel last released “Collider” in March 2013.



10 things you probably didn’t know about Joe Strummer (The Clash)

There’s a pretty good chance you are at least familiar with the name Joe Strummer. You might even recognize him as the founder, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of The Clash, the iconic British punk band that had a short-lived but successful ten-year run from 1976 to 1986. But there’s so much more you probably don’t know! To help educate you we’ve put together a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about Mr. Strummer, who died 12 years ago on this day. Expand your knowledge below.



Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) pays tribute to The Ramones

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe penned a really nice tribute following the death of Tommy Ramone over the weekend.

He posted it via Instagram, and you can read it below.



Watch: The Clash “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” from upcoming “US Festival: Days 1-3” DVD

Here’s something cool to wrap up your pre-Thanksgiving punk news!

As probably four of you are old enough to remember, The Clash were one of the biggest bands on the planet in 1983. In what became Mick Jones’ last appearance with the band, The Clash appeared at “New Wave Day” of the 1983 US Festival, alongside INXS, Oingo Boingo, Flock of Seagulls, Men At Work, Stray Cats and more (U2, Ozzy, David Bowie, Judas Priest and more played later in the weekend in front of a combined 670,000 people).

Click here to watch The Clash’s performance of “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” from that performance. It’s available on a DVD chronicling the event due out next week (December 3rd).



Mick Jones and Paul Simonon open up about The Clash reuniting

In a recent interview with Billboard.com, The Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon revealed that they they had turned down chances to reunite and that most reformations are motivated by financial reasons. Asked if The Clash would have reunited if Joe Strummer hadn’t died, Jones replied:

“We had opportunities. That’s it, really. It didn’t happen. It never seemed right.”

Simonon then added, “It’s a better story at the end of the day that we didn’t get back together. We saved all that time and effort by not reforming. It seems like we would have squandered what we’d achieved by reforming. Why do people get together? Why do bands reform? Oh, they’re good mates. Well, that’s nice. It’s usually because of a financial situation that has to be adhered to. Basically, everyone’s broke.”

The Clash broke up in 1986 after a ten year run, which spanned six critically-acclaimed albums, including London Calling (1979) and Sandinista! (1980). Prior to Joe Strummer’s death in 2002, the band considered reuniting and recording a new album.



Music Video: Lamb of God – “Vigil”

To coincide with the upcoming 10th anniversary reissue of their second album As the Palaces BurnLamb of God have premiered a music video for “Vigil”. You can check it out below.

Lamb of God released their last album Resolution in January of last year on Epic Records.



Interview: Mick Jones and Paul Simonon talk all things Clash with Ian Rubbish (Fred Armisen)

This has been floating around the interwebs for most of the day, but in case you haven’t seen it…

In order to promote the recent release of several career retrospectives of various shapes and sizes, Paul Simonon and Mick Jones of The Clash sat down for an interview with the one-and-only Ian Rubbish. Rubbish, you may recall, is the 70s Brit-punk character ever-so-brilliantly portrayed by Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen.

Whatever your thoughts of SNL (or Armisen’s other noteworthy project, Portlandia for that matter) his Ian Rubbish character is pretty much pitch-perfect. Jones and Simonon seem to agree. Click here to check it out.



Mick Jones reveals he was working on new music with Joe Strummer before he died

According to NME.com, The Clash frontman Mick Jones told BBC 6Music that he was writing songs with Joe Strummer just prior to his death in 2002. He said the songs he wrote with Strummer were due to be recorded by Strummer’s band The Mescaleros, claiming that he worked on tracks in small batches during overnight recording sessions. Jones recalls:

“We did write some more songs together and he was going to do them with The Mescaleros,” said Jones. “We wrote a batch – we didn’t used to write one, we used to write a batch at a time – like gumbo. The idea was he was going to go into the studio with The Mescaleros during the day and then send them all home. I’d come in all night and we’d all work all night.”

About the songs, Jones hinted that Strummer may have made a new Clash album, which would have been their first since 1985’s Cut the Crap and with Jones on vocals since 1982’s Combat Rock. He states, “That didn’t come to nothing because that wasn’t going to work, we knew that but it was a nice idea. Later on, a few months later we were at some opening or something and I said, ‘What happened to those songs?!’ If you didn’t do them straight away and get them back straight away, it was like, ‘What’s wrong with them?!’ So, I went, ‘What happened to the songs?!’ He went, ‘Oh man, they’re the next Clash album’.”

The Clash broke up in 1986 after a ten year run, which spanned six critically-acclaimed albums, including London Calling (1979) and Sandinista! (1980). The band recently released the box set Sound System.



Watch 5-part documentary on The Clash’s first 5 albums from Google

Google has released a 5-part documentary on iconic British punk act The Clash‘s first five albums, entitled “Audio Ammunition.” Here’s a brief run-down on what it’s all about, courtesy of the folks at Google:

In this exclusive documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the late, great Joe Strummer, all four members of “the only band that matters” walk us through the making of each of their classic albums.

You can watch all 5 parts of “Audio Ammunition” below.

“Sound System,” a box set with reissues of all these records and a TON of other stuff from The Clash, came out earlier this week. More details on that can be found here. Apparently the CD version is split into 13 discs… wow.



New(ish) Video: The Clash – “White Riot” from upcoming “Sound System” box set

So as to tickle our collective asses with a feather in advance of a series of epic releases next week, The Clash have posted a reworked video for the legendary track “White Riot.”

The video appears on one of the thirteen discs that are featured in the career-spanning “Sound System” box set, which is due September 10th. “Sound System” is a collection of all of remastered versions of the band’s five studio releases, plus “video of everything from their first recording session in 1976 through incredible gigs in New York and Sussex University and three discs of remixes, alternative versions and b-sides.”

Also slated for release on the same date is “Hits Back,” a two disc collection of remastered versions of their greatest hits. According to The Clash’s Mick Jones, these will be the last proper Clash releases: “”I’m not even thinking about any more Clash releases. This is it for me, and I say that with an exclamation mark.” Here’s a recent interview he did with Rolling Stone celebrating the project.

Oh, and click here to check out “White Riot.”



Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe posts short film his about trial

Randy Blythe, the lead singer of Lamb of God, has posted a short film documenting his trial for manslaughter in Prague, which took place a year ago. You can check it out right here.

Blythe had the following to say about the video:

“My idea was to show my mind set through film and music during the process of my trial, and have a more ambiguous ending heading into my final day in court. I did not know what was going to happen to me, only that I felt I was doing the right thing by being there.”

Lamb of God released their last album Resolution in January of last year on Epic Records.



Random Cover Song: The Clash – “Brand New Cadillac” (Vince Taylor)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from punk legends The Clash, performing their take on Vince Taylor’s “Brand New Cadillac”. The song was originally released as a b-side to Taylor’s 1959 single “Pledgin’ My Love”, while The Clash recorded their version for their 1979 landmark album, London Calling.

Compare both versions for yourself right here.