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Joey Ramone's Friends and Family React to U2's Tri...

Family and friends of Joey Ramone have nothing but kind words for U2 , who honored the late singer with the song "The Miracle ," the lead single from the band's just-released album, Songs of Innocence . "I'm not sure grateful is the right word, but awestruck is a better description," Ramone's brother, Mickey Leigh , told MTV News .


Related Topix: Celebrities, U2, The Ramones, Pop/Rock

4 hrs ago | Marshall Independent

Panthers sweep Blackjacks

In a big Camden Conference match-up, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers defeated the Blackjacks of Dawson-Boyd in three sets 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 Tuesday night. The third ranked Panthers came out hungry from the first serve of the match.


Tue Sep 16, 2014

Interview:The Orwells' rebel rouser lead singer, Mario Cuomo on school and stage

What's all the fuss you say? Well, it's Chicago rebel rousers The Orwells whose stage shows have been known to descend into musical bedlam but it is also what makes the young quintet so addictive and exciting.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, The Ramones

WWWM-FM Toledo

Charli XCX Wants to Sell Feminine Hygiene Products on Tour

Charli XCX is obviously not shy. In her new cover story in Complex magazine, she discusses how, when she goes on tour, she'd like to sell feminine hygiene products along with the usual array of t-shirts and posters.


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KURB-FM Little Rock

Cyndi Lauper Added to "America's Got Talent" Finale; She and Other Stars to Perform with the Finalists [From ABC News]

Cyndi Lauper has been added to the lineup of stars who'll be performing on Wednesday night's finale of America's Got Talent. Cyndi joins Train , Jennifer Hudson , Ed Sheeran , Lenny Kravitz , drummer Travis Barker of the band Blink-182 and rapper Pitbull on the bill for the finale; Pitbull and Ed will perform solo, but the other artists will team up with the final six acts in the competition.


Related Topix: America's Got Talent, Entertainment, Television, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Blink 182, Drama


D.O.A. Announces Fall Tour In Support Of Welcome To Chinatown Live Album

Website: Beau's Brewery creates Hardcore 8.1 Beer in Tribute to D.O.A. For Immediate Release: September 16, 2014; Legendary punks D.O.A. are hitting the road this fall in support of their latest album Welcome To Chinatown, a 28 song live classic. The D.O.A. tour will take the band through Ontario and Quebec before heading back west for dates in Alberta and B.C. Fans around the world have always proclaimed for the last 35 years that D.O.A. is one of the greatest and one of the most exciting live bands ever, the Welcome to Chinatown album backs that up in a big way.


Related Topix: Beer, Drink

City Pages

Casting Martin Scorsese's New Ramones Movie

Recently, word got out that an upcoming Ramones biopic would be helmed by one of America's greatest living filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. The movie would be one of several band-related projects slated for 2016, the 40th anniversary of the bruddas' debut album, Ramones .


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Music!, Rock 'n' Roll High School, The Ramones, Sport Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Raging Bull, Celebrities, Joe Pesci, Rock of Ages

Get Reading

Johnny Rotten to host Reading book signing

John, better known as Johnny Rotten, will be at HMV in The Oracle on Sunday, October 10, to sign copies of his autobiography Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored. The autobiography, which comes out the day before the signing, will see John look back at his time with legendary punk band the Sex Pistols as well as seeing him talk about next band Public Image Ltd and his solo work.


Related Topix: The Sex Pistols

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Kanye Had Complete Control Over The Crowd

Yeezus . Fo real. Rising from the bottom of the stage in a cloud of red smoke. Would you expect anything less from Kanye ? The really cool thing about this concert was that there were no dancers, no gimmicks; Kanye West is an experience.


Related Topix: The Crowd, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop


Damon and Greengrass Back for More Bourne

Jason Bourne is back! Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass , who teamed for the second and third Bourne films , are in the process of cutting deals with Universal Pictures to return for a third film together in the series. Deadline has the report, which confirms Latino Review's scoop from months ago that Damon would return to the titular character.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Matt Damon, Deadline, The Bourne Legacy, Fast & Furious

US News & World Report

British Fight 'Painful Divorce' as Scottish Independence Vote Looms

At times, the debate over Scotland's upcoming independence vote has sounded a bit like a tragicomic, if twisted, geopolitical rendition of "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by The Clash This Thursday, the people of the bonnie wee country, one a tone-deaf member of the House of Lords dismissed earlier this month as "a minor entity in north Britain," head to the polls to decide whether to sever their 307-year-old political union with England. If the congenitally contrarian Scots opt to exit the United Kingdom, I won't be the least bit surprised.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, The Clash, Prince William, Opinion

Slam X Hype

This Raymond Pettibon capsule might be one of the few remaining Supreme collabs with street cred.

Raymond Pettibon is a respected artist from the late '70s-mid '80s NYC punk scene, responsible for creating several iconic Black Flag and Sonic Youth album covers . Addressing topics that spanned from art, literature and baseball, to vixens and homicidal teenage punks - Pettibon delved into a side of the socio-political realm which was very taboo at the time.


Related Topix: Black Flag, Pop/Rock, The Sonic Youth

The Local Tourist

Riot Fest 2014: It Came, We Rocked. Photos To Prove It.

Thousands of Riot Fest attendees are tossing out their muddy shoes today with big smiles on their faces. Sacrificing a pair of shoes for an amazing weekend of music was well worth it.


Related Topix: The Buzzcocks

Phoenix New Times

5 Most Outrageously Costumed Punk Bands

In the four-plus decades of punk's angsty rule, it has become easy to get lost in a sea of band T-shirts, jeans, and flannel, not to mention the safety pins and hair glue maintained as the uniform of choice for so many #trupunx and fans of the Casualties . So, when a band arrives to totally subvert that orthodoxy, it has come as a breath of fresh air to the moshing masses, excited by a band of costumed warriors taking the stage by storm.


Related Topix: The Casualties, Criminal Defense Law, Law, The Sex Pistols

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

The Gaslight Anthem leads a stacked bill of late-summer punk at The Mann

"Proficiency" was the common thread throughout this particularly brisk Friday evening at the Mann Center's Skyline Stage. A thoroughly stacked lineup, it's tough to refer to the bands who played before The Gaslight Anthem as "openers."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Dance, Grace, Transgender, Jimmy Eat World

Chicago Reader

In Rotation: Erin Elders of Wedding Dress on Chicago's answer to a young Scott Walker

Screeching Weasel I've spent the past few months working on a Screeching Weasel cover band for Halloween. Being required to learn one or two new Weasel tunes every week means I'm listening to these 90s pop-punk masters more than I have since I was in junior high.


Related Topix: Screeching Weasel, Wedding, Progressive-Rock, Chicago, IL

The Sydney Morning Herald

Mark Dapin meets the Madden brothers

Benji Madden, co-founder of the band Good Charlotte, judge on The Voice Kids talent-contest-cum-reality-TV-show, and one half of the Madden Brothers, is sitting at a table at Icebergs in Bondi, talking about the joys of family life. "There's something awesome about making breakfast for your kids, right?" says Benji.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Benji Madden, Good Charlotte, La Plata, MD

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Joel Madden wants another baby with Nicole Richie

The Good Charlotte rocker, who already has daughter, Harlow , six, and son, Sparrow , five, with his wife, is eager for them to expand their family, but she isn't convinced it's a good time. A source told National Enquirer magazine: ''Nicole isn't so sure she wants any more kids right now, but she's playing along.


Related Topix: Good Charlotte, Kids, Family


Riot Fest Chicago day 2 in pics (The National, Flaming Lips, Afghan...

Riot Fest Chicago kicked off this past Friday in Humboldt Park and continued the following day with Samhain , The National, The Flaming Lips, Descendents , The Get Up Kids , The Afghan Whigs, Television, Buzzcocks, Samiam, Wavves and many more. Pictures of the second day, and Milos and Zach's reviews, are in this post.


Related Topix: The Flaming Lips, Pop/Rock, The Descendents, The Afghan Whigs, Television


Charles M. Young: Remembering a Pioneer of Punk Rock Journalism

I had the unique privilege of a 10-year correspondence with Chuck Young that was an irreplaceable source of inspiration and creative ideas. Over the years, we exchanged more than 100 emails and IM's with dizzying regularity.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Butthole Surfers, Columbia University, The Ramones, Celebrities, The Eagles, US News, Liberal Political News