Punk rock

  1. Omnivore, Rhino to Release 'CBGB' Soundtrack

    August 02, 2013 3:00 AM EDT Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the Dictators and other bands that played significant roles in the New York rock ‘n’ roll scene of the mid-1970s will appear on “CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” that Omnivore ...

  2. Streetlight Manifesto Flips Off Victory Records, To Release Acoustic Version of Final LP on Same Day

    August 30, 2012 5:52 PM EDT The same day Victory Records releases the last album in their contract with Streetlight Manifesto on November 6, the band will issue an album containing acoustic versions of the same songs on their own label. The Hand That Thieves , bearing the mo ...

  3. BuzzMedia Purchases Four New Sites, Creates AbsoluteVoices Punk Music Collective

    August 27, 2012 10:23 AM EDT BuzzMedia has continued its acquisition spree, purchasing leading punk websites Under The Gun Review, Alter The Press!, PropertyOfZack, and Punknews.org as part of a new central hub for punk music news, which the company will call AbsoluteVoices. ...

  4. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  5. God Mode, One of Frenchkiss' First Nine Distributed Labels, Lines Up More 2012 Releases

    May 15, 2012 4:12 PM EDT at Mick Management handling day-to-day for Fort Lean, http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  6. CBGB Founder's Biopic to Star Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal

    May 14, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Alan Rickman has signed on to play the legendary owner and founder of CBGB in Randall Miller and Jody Savin's project revolving around the seminal New York rock club. Miller will direct the picture from a script he and Savin wrote together. T ...

  7. Backbeat: Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba Launches Line of Bobbleheads

    March 23, 2012 12:58 PM EDT Here Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba, center, listens to the marketing plans for his bobblehead from Aggronautix owner Clint Weiler and Ed Seaman, GM at Oaks, Pa.-based Music Video Distributors, which distributes Aggronautix. (Photo: Ed ...

  8. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  9. Lookout! Records Co-Founder Larry Livermore On Label's Shuttering

    January 19, 2012 9:30 AM EST Last week, Lookout! Records President Chris Appelgren announced on the label's website that the seminal Berkeley, Calif.-based punk rock label had completely closed shop. The label, which hasn't released any new material since 2005, will ...

  10. Lookout! Records, Former Label of Green Day, Rancid, Ted Leo, Calling It Quits

    January 17, 2012 4:39 PM EST Last week Lookout! Records President Chris Appelgren announced on the label's website that the seminal Berkeley, Calif.-based punk rock label had completely closed shop and will no longer keep their catalog in print or have it available on di ...

  11. Billboard Pro's D.I.Y. 50 Indie Labels (Part I)

    August 15, 2011 12:19 PM EDT Just Give Me Indie: Culling the list down to 50 American indie labels was no easy task... Trying to get signed? Universal and Sony laugh you out the door? In Billboard's second-annual DIY Manual, we listed 20 great indie labels along with str ...

  12. Billboard Pro's D.I.Y. 50 Indie Labels (Part II)

    August 15, 2011 12:00 PM EDT This is part II of our 50 Best Indie Labels in America piece. To read part I, click here. Indie-tastic: Billboard Pro breaks down 50 American indie labels. 26. RVNG Intl. Pronounced "revenge," this boutique electronic label drops careful ...

  13. Exclusive: Story of CBGBs, Hilly Kristal, Birth of Punk Rock To Be Made Into Film

    May 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT The birth of punk rock in New York City will be chronicled in a film about the club CBGB and its owner, the late Hilly Kristal, according to the film's producers. Brad Rosenberger, Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Kristal's daughter Lisa K ...

  14. Poly Styrene, X-Ray Spex Singer, Dies at 53

    April 26, 2011 11:30 AM EDT P oly Styrene , the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the band X-Ray Spex , has died at the age of 53. Styrene, whose real name was Marion Elliott-Said, had been suffering from cancer. A statement on the s ...

  15. The Vandals Represented by Bassist Joe Escalante Win Round One Against Variety in Cover Dispute

    April 18, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Hollywood trade newspaper Variety has lost in its attempt to pursue a trademark claim in Delaware against the punk band The Vandals. The case will now move to a California federal court, since Vandals bassist and lawyer Joe Escalante, who is repre ...

  16. Screeching Weasel Disbands After Singer's SXSW Outburst

    March 24, 2011 2:44 PM EDT Less than a week after Screeching Weasel singer Ben "Weasel" Foster struck two women at a South by Southwest concert , the other four members of the punk group have announced their resignation. In an open letter published by PunkNews.org ...

  17. Universal Music Canada Names Mark Spicoluk Head of A&R

    March 22, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Universal Music Canada (UMC) has announced a significant expansion to its A&R department and new approach to finding talent only two months after a round of layoffs. UMC president and CEO Randy Lennox promoted Mark Spicoluk to the head of the ...

  18. Screeching Weasel Singer Hits Two Women At Band's SXSW Gig -- Video Footage Here

    March 19, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Screeching Weasel singer Ben Weasel (a.k.a. Ben Foster) struck two women during the band's tirade-laden concert at South by Southwest Friday night, according to media reports and video footage of the event, which took place at Austin's S ...

  19. Writing By Himself: Billy Idol's Book Deal

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billy Idol is writing a memoir - by himself. The bleached-blond punk rocker is promising a story of sex and drugs and 24-hour madness. He's calling his book "Dancing with Myself," in honor of his 1980s smash hit single. The 54-year- ...

  20. Daily Variety Sues Vandals Over Logo

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood trade newspaper Daily Variety is embroiled in heated litigation with California punk rock band the Vandals, whose bass player happens to be an attorney. The dispute began in 2004, when the Vandals released their 10th album, "Hollywo ...

  21. Blink 182's Mark Hoppus To Host Fuse Show

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fuse's "A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus," a new long-form original series, is scheduled to premiere in September. Blink 182's Mark Hoppus will host the one-hour show. The weekly music show will offer interviews with artists a ...

  22. Punk Pioneer Malcolm McLaren Gets London send-off

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of people have lined the streets of London for the funeral procession of punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren. The impresario and former manager of the Sex Pistols died of cancer April 8 at the age of 64. Spectators applauded as a horse-drawn car ...

  23. Former Sex Pistols Manager Malcolm McLaren Dies

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Famed rock 'n' roll raconteur Malcom McLaren, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols, died Thursday (Apr. 8) in New York City at the age of 64. McLaren's spokesman, Les Molloy, told the U.K.'s Independent that McLaren had ...

  24. Raincoats Re-Issues Debut, Plots U.S. Tour

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Thirty years after its original release, U.K. alternative act the Raincoats' self-titled debut is being reissued following a 10-year period when it was commercially unavailable. The all-female post-punk group was a favorite of the late Kurt C ...

  25. Historic U.K. Venue To Re-open

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Manchester music venue Band on the Wall is to re-open Sept. 25 following a £4 million ($6.4 million) investment. First opened in 1975 as a jazz venue, Band on the Wall was at the centre of Manchester's punk scene in the late 1970s and was hom ...

  26. Blink-182 To Unveil 'Up All Night' On Tour

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Having abandoned the idea of completing a full new album as "too ambitious" before its upcoming tour, blink-182 will instead have one new song ready before it hits the road on July 23 in Las Vegas. Guitarist Tom DeLonge tells Billboard.b ...

  27. Cave Recruits Bad Seed

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ed Kuepper has slotted into the line-up of Nick Cave's band the Bad Seeds, taking the guitar position left vacant by Mick Harvey (Billboard.biz, Jan. 22). Kuepper, a founding member of Australian punk group the Saints and post-punk outfit Lau ...

  28. Cramps Frontman Lux Interior Dies

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cramps frontman Lux Interior passed away today (Feb. 4) at a Glendale, Calif., hospital due to a pre-existing heart condition, the band's publicist confirms to Billboard. He was 60. The Cramps formed in 1976 and were part of the now legendary ...

  29. Buzznet Adds Veteran Journalists To Key Roles

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social media service Buzznet has added a pair of veteran journalists to its roster, led by the addition of former New York Times music reporter Jeff Leeds as editor-in-chief. In his new role, Leeds will direct the site's editorial strategy an ...

  30. Bug Music Inks Deals With Iggy Pop, Three 6 Mafia.

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music Publishing has acquired Iggy Pop's catalog and entered into a long-term publishing arrangement with the punk/garage rocker. In another deal, Bug Music has entered into a wide-ranging publishing agreement with Three 6 Mafia. Bug Musi ...

  31. Former Blink-182 Bassist Sues Over Bad Investment

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus sued a father-and-son business Monday, alleging they pocketed his investment in a venture to install automated checkout machines at McDonald's restaurants. The lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court says Ed a ...

  32. Top Rock Acts Gear Up For VH1's Who Tribute

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Learning covers for VH1's "Rock Honors" tribute to the Who has been a labor of love for many of the participants, including Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Incubus. The event, which tapes tomorrow (July 12) at UCLA's Pauley Pav ...

  33. More 'Bollocks' On DVD, TV

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever full-length in-concert Sex Pistols title to be authorized by the band is due to appear this summer. "The Sex Pistols-There'll Always be an England" features the pioneering punk outfit's original line-up of Johnny ...

  34. Punk Veterans Line Up For Charity Gig, DVD

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST London-based concert promoter Peafish Promotions has finalized the line-up for a charity event in London this Friday (Jan. 25) which will see a string of punk rock veterans from 1977-1978 back on stage to celebrate the 30th anniversary of U.K. qua ...

  35. Former CBGB's Club To Be Men's Clothing Store

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The space of New York City's former seminal music club CBGB will be reopened as a men's clothing boutique from John Varvatos. "This store is going to be totally unique, different from our other boutiques," Varvatos said. " ...

  36. Cancer Claims Ruts Guitarist Fox

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Fox, guitarist with pioneering British punk band the Ruts, has died, aged 56. Fox had been diagnosed with cancer in May 2007. He died at home in Uxbridge, West London, in the early hours of Sunday morning (Oct. 21). The Ruts, name-checked as ...

  37. London's Marquee Goes Live

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's Marquee Club was relaunched as a live music venue last night with a private party featuring performances by Australian alternative rock band the Basics and local indie act Marner Brown. The central London venue will host an official ...

  38. 6 QUESTIONS WITH CHRIS BAILEY

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The list of superstar bands planning to reunite and hit the road this year has been nothing short of remarkable. The Police, Van Halen, Genesis, Crowded House and the Spice Girls are among the former powers in pop and rock who have decided to push ...

  39. Emo's, C3 Presents Partner On Talent Buys

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Emo's, the popular Austin, Texas, rock club that has booked indie, punk, electronica and underground music for the last 15 years, has signed a deal for C3 Presents to be exclusive talent buyer for national acts, effective today (July 2). C3 i ...

  40. Rollins Joins Ruts For Benefit Show

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Henry Rollins will join U.K. punk outfit the Ruts on stage July 16 for a benefit gig for the band’s guitarist Paul Fox, who is suffering from untreatable lung cancer, and the Cancer Research charity. Ruts bassist John "Segs" Jennings and ...

  41. Ecast Boosts Catalog Via Publishing Deals

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ecast, a provider of Internet-connected touch-screen jukeboxes, has reached music licensing agreements with Domino Publishing and Release Publishing. The deal expands the Ecast library to include more tracks in the indie, metal and punk genres. Th ...

  42. Against Me! Optimistic But Defiant On Sire Debut

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel is "tired of battling it out with what's punk and what's not punk," so for the act's upcoming release "New Wave," due July 10 via Sire Records, he's sticking with the basics. & ...

  43. Aussie Guitarist Lobby Loyde Dies

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian guitar hero Lobby Loyde died April 21 in a Melbourne hospital after a two-year battle with lung and brain cancer. The 66-year-old is acknowledged as creating the blueprint of the aggressive "pub rock" guitar style that AC/DC a ...

  44. Koch Expands Distro Roster

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution started the new year with the addition of a handful of indies. Joining Koch's exclusive distribution roster is Bodog Music, Syntax Records, Latchkey Recordings and Indianola Records. ...

  45. Cherry Lane Signs Sex Pistols

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band was inducted into Hall of Fame this year. Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed a North American administration deal with the members of British punk group the Sex Pistols. The deal, made with Steve Jones, Paul Cook and the Sid Vicious Esta ...

  46. The Indies

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When popular music Web site punknews.org launched a label last year, some may have worried that the company's own bands would start to take center stage. But the opposite has been true. Read Todd Mart When popular music Web site punknews.org ...

  47. Osaka Popstar Teams With The Topps Company

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Planning creation of 'Wacky Packages' sticker. Punk band Osaka Popstar has teamed with The Topps Company for the creation of an Osaka Popstar "Wacky Packages" sticker. The bonus sticker is housed inside the group's self-ti ...

  48. Living End Strike Deal For North America

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adeline Records has signed Australian rockers the Living End for North America. Through the deal, the Melbourne-based trio's "State Of Emergency" will be issued July 11 in the United States, and July Adeline Records has signed Austr ...

  49. Living End Strike Deal For North America

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adeline Records has signed Australian rockers the Living End for North America. Through the deal, the Melbourne-based trio's "State Of Emergency" will be issued July 11 in the United States, and July Adeline Records has signed Austr ...

  50. 6 QUESTIONS WITH IGGY POP

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Punk icon Iggy Pop says he has been holed up in "a little cottage in the boonies on a little river" in Florida writing music with his old band the Stooges. Punk icon Iggy Pop says he has been holed up in "a little cottage in the boo ...

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