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Sunday Edition: Navel Gazing December 17, 2017

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:00:02 -0500

Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Ricky Frankel and I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story and review is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting a story, feel free to submit a review or if you are a photographer continue reading below. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week: Photo Credit: Vans Warped Tour


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Napalm Death to release Rarities Compilation

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:00:02 -0500

Napalm Death are going to release a rarities compilation. It will be a 2xCD/2xLP set called Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slursand will be out Marcg 2018 via Century Media. The release covers non-album cuts and unreleased songs from the band's 2004-2016 period. The band has stated that they plan to begin work on a new studio LP in 2018. They released Apex Predator - Easy Meat in 2015.


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Tony Iommi's Cancer Is Still In Remission

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:00:01 -0500

Here's some good news. Toni Iommi of Black Sabbath currently has a pretty good bill of health. In 2012, he was diagnosed with cancer, and underwent treatment during the recording of the final Black Sabbath studio album, 13. About a year ago, he stated that he was in remission but still receiving regular check ups. Recently, Iommi told Guitar World that "healthwise, I seem to be all right for the moment. It's still in remission. I continue to have my regular checkup every six weeks, and it's a bit easier for me now that I'm not touring. The doctors were concerned about all the flying I was doing, because it isn't good for the blood. But I'm on top of it, and I'm eating the right things… although sometimes I still eat the wrong things." Black Sabbath recently released The End an album/documentary from the band's final show. 13 was released in 2013.


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Epitaph records appoints new executives

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:00:01 -0500

Apparently, the executives of Epitaph Records records are movin' on up. Recently, General Manager Dave Hansen was elected chairman of the board for Merlin, a "global digital rights agency for the world’s independent label sector." To that end, it appears that he has been moved to Senior Vice President of Business development at the label. That means the new general manager is Matt McGreevey, who has worked at the company for years, most recently as head of internet marketing. Meanwhile, the label's Hope Selevan has been appointed vice president of marketing and digital strategy. Selevan joined Epitaph/Anti- in 2015 from New West Records, where she served as director of marketing.


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Mark Mothersbaugh says Devo/Bowie/Eno jam tape exists

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:00:01 -0500

As recently detailed at Dangerous Minds, at a recent Sonos event, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo stated that he recently found a cassette tape recording of a jam session that included Devo, David Bowie, Brian Eno, and Holger Czukay of Can. The session was recorded in Cologne, Germany in 1977 at the studio of Conny Plank during the sessions for Devo's first album. Eno produced the studio LP and rumors have it that Bowie supplied occasional contributions as well as mixing skills. Mothersbaugh found the tapes while transferring the Devo archive, but has yet to listen to them.


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Tours: Not On Tour (Europe)

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:30:01 -0500

Not On Tour have announced a European tour that is scheduled for April. Punknews spoke with the band in November. Not On Tour last released Bad Habits in 2015. You can see the list of shows below.


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Wesley Willis' Rock 'n' Roll McDonalds to lose the "rock"

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:00:01 -0500

As reported by the Chicago tribune, that famous landmark made even more famous by Wesley Willis, Rock 'n' Roll McDonalds will soon be no more. The restaurant, which has been a landmark for decades and is well known for its unique Rock themed decor, will close December 30. It will open back up sometime in Spring 2018, but will no longer have its unique "Rock 'n' Roll" theme, and will, instead, just be another regular "modernized" McDonalds. You can work through your conflicting feelings by listening to Willis' tribute to the location below, as well as Jello Biafra's cover of the tune, below.


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Venom To Release '100 Miles To Hell' EP

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:00:01 -0500

Venom will release a new EP next week. It's called 100 Miles to Hell and is out December 22 via Spinefarm records. The band released From the Very Depths in 2015.


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Screeching Weasel release two holiday songs

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:00:01 -0500

Screeching Weasel have posted two new holiday songs on Spotify.One is Christmas themed and the other is New Years Day themed. Check them out below.


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Lemuria release surprise album

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:30:01 -0500

Lemuria have released a surprise album. It's called Recreational Hate and is out today via Asian Man Records and Big scary Monsters. Check out some of the new tunes below.


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Cassie Ramone, Colleen Green, Joe Jack Talcum on Punknews Holiday Spectacular Mixtape!

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:01 -0500

On December 22, we are throwing the PUNKNEWS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Cassie Ramone of vivian Girls, Colleen Green, and Joe Jack Talcum of Dead Milkmen at Creep Records in Philadelphia! (You can GET TICKETS RIGHT HERE!) Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm sharp! For the show, we're putting out an exclusive mixtape! We will only be making 100 copies and you'll have to go to the show to get one! No internet or digital sales on this one and no re-press! What's even cooler is that the tape has exclusive songs from all three acts playing the show AND some more exclusive tracks on top of that! Check out the track list below and check out the Facebook event page right here!


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Tours: The Lillingtons (Southwest)

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:00:01 -0500

The Lillingtons have announced a southwestern tour that is scheduled for January. The band released Stella Sapiente in 2017 via Fat Wreck Chords. You can see the list of shows below.


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Sketchy Trench: "Skirt"

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:00:01 -0500

Melodic punks Sketchy Trench released a new music video for their track called "Skirt". "Skirt" is taken from their upcoming release titled Fish. The band will be heading out on tour this January with Sonic Ammunition. See below to view the tour dates and music video.


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Music: Dikembe: "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle" (Nirvana cover)

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:01 -0500

Florida baseband Dikembe released a cover of Nirvana's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle" though The Alternative. The track is the 7th entry off of their covers series. The band released Hail Something in 2016. See below to listen to the cover song.


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Music: Frank Turner: "I Am Disappeared"

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:02 -0500

Singer/songwriter Frank Turner premiered a live video for his song "I Am Disappeared" over at New Noise Magazine. The video was shot at his 2000th show at Rock City in Nottingham last year. The track is off of his retrospective compilation called Songbook, released last month via Xtra Mile. See below to watch the video.


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