March 29th, 2001
Portastatic the side project of Mac McCaughan of Superchunk have written a score for a Canadian film.
The score for the film 'Looking for Leonard' , directed by Steve Clark and Matthew Bissonnette, has finally been finished after two years. McCaughan told the official Portastatic website that: "It's g»
Bright Eyes aka Conor Oberst will tour Europe in the Summer.
Bright Eyes who is re-releasing 'Letting Off The Happiness' on Wichita Records on the 2nd April has announced an European tour for May, the UK dates, with Arab Strap, are as follows:
1st - Dublin, Red Box
March 28th, 2001
Last year Shelter frontman Ray Cappo announced his self-acclaimed Krishnacore outfit were disbanding, and he was to take up a new career in stand-up comedy. Quite how successful his attempts at humour were we cannot be sure, but the Hindu spirtualists have reformed and, in addition to releasing their new a»
Cookie Monster, the blue, furry large-mouth friend of Kermit The Frog has apparently recorded a version of Limp Bizkit's '(I Did It All For The) Nookie'. Yep, in possibly the most ludicrous news item ever likely to be reported here the C.Monster [as Big Bird likes to call him] has recorded a version, aptly retit»
March 27th, 2001
After cancelling UK dates in Nottingham and Cardiff, due to flu and exhaustion, the planned tour of last year's postponed US dates has been scrapped as well. From the band's guitarist Omar Rodriguez "After a non-stop six-year cycle of record/tour/record/tour, we are going on an indefinite hiatus. We need time to rest u»
KID ROCK who hits European shores in May/June with appearance at the ROCK AM show in Germany and various other shows plus a one off show on June 5 @ Brixton Academy. The single Bawitaba off his 1999 "Devil Without A Cause" album is released in the UK on the 23rd of April. Rumours suggest that if Atl»
New Mexican group The Shins are set to release their debut album this summer.
The follow-up to The Shins' latest 7" single, 'New Slang,' 'Oh, Inverted World' will be released through Sub Pop on the 19th June. The band are currently touring the US with 764-HERO.
To download a MP3 of '»
March 26th, 2001
Weezer have graced us with another live date in London. Due to the sell out of the 4th of July show another has been announced to help satisfy the Weezer hungry legions. The new date is the 3rd of July. Tickets cost £12.50 and you can order them by calling 020-7771-2000. The support has yet to be announced. <»
The Reading festival will definitely go ahead this year
Despite rumours circling that the Reading Festival might be cancelled due to the recent outburst of Foot & Mouth, the organisers have been given permission by local authorities to go ahead, even if the disease spreads to the area.
March 25th, 2001
Ooberman are in the final stages of the recording of their second album, the follow up to 1999s critically acclaimed 'The Magic Treehouse' and have described their album as "a melting pot of futuristic folk, towers of harmony and sliding Eastern strings ." Speaking on the band's website www.ooberman.com , front»
Llwybr Llaethog the legendary Welsh rap and hip-hip pioneers who formed in the mid 80's have been asked to remix tracks from the Super Furry Animals next album for inclusion on SFA's forthcoming DVD (details of which where exclusively revealed on Drowned In Sound).
Llwybr-Llaethog who have »
March 24th, 2001
Suede Keyboardist Neil Codling revealed that he has quit the band. The news comes just before they due to start recording their new album. Codling is now officially retiring from the music industry due to his long-running battle with Chronic Fatigue syndrome. The keyboard player’s last performance »
“The OZZfest is finally back in the UK and we’re really happy we’ve managed to get together one of the best rock bills ever seen over here.” Sharon Osbourne. The re-re-re-re-formed Black Sabbath front by the man Ozzy, will headline Ozzfest 2001. The original Sabbath line-up will»
March 23rd, 2001
Months after Topper announced their split, rumours about what ex-members are currently up to are finally coming to light.
According to the Radio 1's Session in Wales, lead singer, Dyfrig Evans, is believed to have joined Wichita Recordings' Ruby. For a review of their first album in five years, 'Sho»
Green Day's official Website (www.greenday.com) have just confirmed that the band will be playing the Carling Weekend festivals. The punk-pop trio will be playing Reading on the 24th August, Leeds on the 25th and Glasgow on the 26th. More news on the rest of the bill as it is announced.»
March 22nd, 2001
March 21st, 2001
My Vitriol are set to release a cover of Madonna's hit 'Oh Father' on their next single - Grounded. This news may come as a shock to fans of the band who cite My Bloody Valentine, Deftones and Nirvana as some of their influences. Grounded is to be released in late April to coincide with their support slot on thei»
3 members of the 'squeaky clean' pop band Sclub7 have been cautioned for possession of cannabis.
Jon Lee, Bradley Mackintosh and Paul Cattermole were arrested in London's Orange Street and taken to a local Police Station before being released with a caution. They later released a statement claiming th»
The lineup for the Vans Warped 2001 US tour has been confirmed, with Less Than Jake, The Ataris, Midtown, H20, Rancid, Kill Your Idols, The Vandals, Pennywise, AFI, Big Wig, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes (Fat Mike's side-project), Fenix TX and Guttermouth making up the bulk of this year's punk offerings. A»
March 20th, 2001
Welsh poprockers Big Leaves confirm E.P release, gigs and TV appearances.
The 'Animal Instinct EP' is scheduled for release on the 23rd April, thorugh the Dell'Orso label. It will be released on both CD, and 10" vinyl, with both formats being limited to 1000 copies.
There will be gigs aro»
Abuse Records release their third complilation CD.
'Abuse Your Friends #3', the latest compilation on Abuse Records, is set to be released on the 16th April.
The full list of bands included on the CD are:
The Sunset Sound, Brother Eye, Sunlounger, Inimenter, Drowned, Five Knuckle Shuff»
Joey Ramone has apparently been diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer.
According to The New York Daily News, Joey Ramone, the 49 year-old singer of legendary New York punk act The Ramones is suffering from lymphoma. A band spokesperson suggested that the singer may be on a path to recovery: "Joey»
March 19th, 2001
John Phillips, founder of 60's band The Mamas and the Papas, died yesterday morning (18th March) of heart failure.
Phillips formed the Mamas and the Papas in 1965 with his wife, Michelle. He was the main songwriter and penned the hits 'California Dreamin' and 'Monday, Monday' and for the group.
Wayne Kramer, formerly of legendary Detroit punk band MC5 has stated that US scene these days has become too "commercialised".
"Bands like Blink-182, and you know, I think they're probably decent fellows, I don't know them but, you know, to me it's just cookie-cutter, it's generic music that the recor»
Two of Australia's biggest punk outfits are set to tour the UK this summer. Frenzal Rhomb, dubbed the 'punkest band in the world', and with a tour diary encompassing the likes of Reel Big Fish, NOFX, The Offspring and Rocket From the Crypt, are hitting our shores this April in support of ska-legends»