SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Release ‘ALL SOULS’ Compilation With Classic Tracks And Rarities.

22 September 2022

Seminal punk-Goth legends SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES have
a new compilation named ALL SOULS. The project is curated by the
band’s spellbinding voice/face SIOUXSIE SIOUX. It collates classic
tracks and rarities.

Described as ‘an Autumnal celebration‘, the tracks have been re-mastered at
half speed at Abbey Road with Sioux overseeing the process. It’ll be available on
limited edition orange vinyl as well as 180g black vinyl and digitally from October 21.
Pre-order info here.

The collection features new and
unique artwork directed by Sioux.


Side A
Fireworks (12” Version) (Single 1982)
Halloween (Juju album 1981)
Supernatural Thing (Arabian Knights single 1981)
El Dia De Los Muertos (Last Beat Of My Heart single 1988)
The Sweetest Chill (Tinderbox album 1986)

Side B
Spellbound (Juju album 1981)
Something Wicked (This Way Comes) (The Killing Jar single 1988)
Rawhead And Bloodybones (Peepshow album 1988)
We Hunger (Hyæna album 1984)
Peek-A-Boo (Peepshow album 1988)


MODEST MOUSE Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of 2nd Album ‘THE LONESOME CROWDED WEST’ On The Road

8 September 2022

Alt rockers MODEST MOUSE from Portland, Oregon
have two things to celebrate.

Their 30th year as a band and the 25th anniversary of their 2nd album
THE LONESOME CROWDED WEST, released on 27 November 1997.

They’re going on the road in the US to celebrate it all. The group will tour
as a four-piece, with original members Isaac Brock and Jeremiah Green
joined by Russell Higbee and Simon O’Connor.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (September 9) at 10AM local time. More info here.
MM also fabricated a limited-edition vinyl picture disc of the album that can be
pre-ordered alongside the tickets and will be available at each show.

The Lonesome Crowded West on Spotify.

MODEST MOUSE: Website – Instagram

New BJÖRK Album Is Named… FOSSORA

21 August 2022

In a recent interview with British newspaper The Guardian fairy-tale superstar
BJÖRK revealed that her new album will land in the Fall and is named FOSSORA.

The Iceland celebrity describes the new album as a look at normal daily life.
“Let’s see what it’s like when you walk into this fantasy and, you know, have
a lunch and farrrrt and do normal things, like meet your friends.”

BJÖRK: Facebook – Instagram

TOM WAITS Shares Live Versions Of Two 20 Year Old Songs

14 Augustus 2022

Twenty years ago on the same day, on 7 May 2002, master crooner
TOM WAITS released two albums. ALICE and BLOOD MONEY.

And just out of the blue the sandpaper voice dropped live versions
of 1 track of each album. Seems like the harbinger for more to come.

(From ‘Blood Money’ – recorded in Milan, Italy in 2008)

(From ‘Alice’ – recorded in
London in 2004)

TOM WAITS: Bio – Discography

The Sound Of JOY DIVISION Orchestrated

6 August 2022


PETER HOOK (former bassist of legendary post-punk band Joy Division)
in collaboration with symphonic orchestra Manchester Orchestra played
a surprising show at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London billed as
The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated.

The spectacle returns now for two concerts,
one in Manchester and one in London again.

“With its first edition at the Royal Albert Hall, The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated accommodated the need to reminisce about the dark romanticism of the band’s
music and the intensity of their live shows. The event celebrated the 40th anniversary
of Joy Division’s debut album Unknown Pleasures. “

(Peter Hook – pic by Turn Up The Volume)

Peter Hook: “It takes Joy Division’s music to a whole different place,
emotionally and aurally. It is difficult to transcribe but I love the challenge,
and it brings a freshness to the whole concept.”

Trailer/interview for the 2021 orchestrated edition in London.

JONI MITCHELL Reveals Details Of A New Release In Her Archives Series

4 August 2022

Iconic songstress JONI MITCHELL was at a turning point 50 years ago.
After making four acclaimed albums with Reprise Records, including her
1971 masterpiece Blue, she left the label to join the brand-new
Asylum Records
in 1972.

Over the next seven years, Mitchell would record some of the most acclaimed music
of her career while changing her musical direction by adding more jazz elements into
her songwriting. The evolution culminated in 1979 with Mingus, her collaboration with
jazz titan Charles Mingus, and her last studio album for Asylum.

Explore the beginning of that prolific era with THE ASYLUM ALBUMS (1972-1975),
the next part in the Joni Mitchell Archives series.

The collection features newly remastered versions of For The Roses (1972), Court And Spark (1974), the double live album Miles Of Aisles (1974), and The Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975). All four were recently remastered by Bernie Grundman.

Reissue content: 5LPs/4 CDs and a digital download
Date: 23 September 2022

More info here.


Big Star Concerts Are For The Big Rich – TICKETMASTER Charges Astronomic Ticket Prices For SPRINGSTEEN (And Many Others)

26 July 2022

A couple of weeks ago, Bruce Springsteen revealed
tour dates for a new 2023 North America stadium tour.

When fans searched for tickets – that went on sale last week – on the Ticketmaster website they ascertain varied income prices, but some of the “platinum” tickets cost as much as $5,000 .

Ticketmaster calls this a dynamic pricing model.

Dynamic pricing is Ticketmaster’s way of squeezing out scalpers and sites like StubHub and SeatGeek. The idea is that Ticketmaster can charge a ton for tickets when they first go on sale, and if the tickets are still available a while later, the prices might drop. This basically means that Ticketmaster is scalping its own tickets. Greedy bastards.

Variety reported that Ticketmaster defended its strategy with a statement that revealed statistics about costs and percentages for the dates that went on sale last week.

Downplaying the number of controversial “platinum” tickets with variable prices that reached as high as $5,000 apiece on the first day of on-sales, Ticketmaster says those represent only 11.2% of the overall tickets sold. By the ticketing service’s calculations, that left the other 88.2% of tickets sold at fixed prices that ranged from $59.50 to $399 before added service fees. Ticketmaster further says that the average price of all tickets sold so far is $262, with 56% being sold for under $200 face value.

Although the service does not dispute reports of tickets being priced through the platinum program for high as $4-5K, Ticketmaster is claiming that only 1.3% of total tickets so far have gone for more than $1,000.

Full Variety report here.

When the not-rich among us want to see big names play live these days, they need to rob a bank first. Over the years big rock concerts have become a privilege for the rich. It starts of course with the money-greedy artists.

It’s not only Springsteen. Check the ticket prices for Bob Dylan, Rafe Against The Machine, Kiss, Green Day, Nick Cave and so many more billionaire stars who became capitalist sharks over the years and just don’t care who can see them perform or not, as long as they pay.

The irony of it all is that many of those stars still claim to be for real and stand against all injustices in the world, except for the injustice of the fact that so many fans can’t afford a decadent concert ticket to see their idols play live. Fakers!


Chrashing In The Name Of – TOM MORELLO Goes Down And Get Ups At RAGTM Concert In Toronto

Two nights ago at the Rage Against The Machine concert in Toronto,
guitarist Tom Morello was unintentionally pushed down by a security
guard while chasing a fan who found, somehow, a way to invade the stage
when the band started their classic concert closer Killing In The Name.

“Hold up! Hold up!” screamed Zack de la Rocha and stopped the performance,
but Morello was back on his feet and on stage in no time, supported by cheers
from the crowd.

Zack then yelled “Don’t try that shit. We’re cool, we love y’all but don’t do that”
before re-starting the blistering finale.

The crashing in the name of‘ happens around the 1-minute mark
below, towards the left of the stage where Morello was situated.

Fuck you, I won’t stay down, brother.

Watch out, Tom, lots of concerts yet to come.

RAGTM: Instagram

The PEPPERS Are Really Red Hot – Their Second Double Album Of 2022 Hits The Streets In October

Notorious funk-punk-rock celebrities RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS just announced a new double album, coming in October, only six months after Unlimited Love, also a double longplayer, made thier millions of devotess happy last Aptil.

Weird guys. Between 11th LP The Getaway and this year’s Unlimited Love there was
a time gap of six years and now they bomb us with 2 double ones in just 6 months.

Looks like the cover artwork was designed in the 60s for the Summer Of Love

The new one is named Return Of The Dream Canteen
and will be dropped on 14th October via Warner Records.

Press statement: “We went in search of ourselves as the band that we have somehow always been. Just for the fun of it we jammed and learned some old songs. Before long we started the mysterious process of building new songs. A beautiful bit of chemistry meddling that had befriended us hundreds of times along the way. Once we found that slip stream of sound and vision, we just kept mining. With time turned into an elastic waist band of oversized underwear, we had no reason to stop writing and rocking. It felt like a dream. When all was said and done, our moody love for each other and the magic of music had gifted us with more songs than we knew what to do with. Well we figured it out. 2 double albums released back to back. The second of which is easily as meaningful as the first or should that be reversed. ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ is everything we are and ever dreamed of being. It’s packed. Made with the blood of our hearts, yours truly.”

And Flea and Kiedis broke the news heir way,
on stage, two nights ago in Denver, Colorado

RHCP: Website

THE ROLLING STONES – Box Set Of 7″ Singles 1963-1966 Comes In June

15 May 2022

The untouchable ROLLING STONES will spoil
their fans with a box set of 7″ hit singles from
the period 1963-1966.

It’s a comprehensive, chronological overview of their early career as pop chart hitmakers. The box contains 18 vinyl 7” 45 RPM singles and E.P.s in original picture sleeves, a 32-page book with liner notes by the Stones authority Nigel Williamson, plus a set of 5 photocards and a poster, all housed in a hard-shell box. Out on June 10th. Pre-order info here.

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