SADLY On December 8th - YOKO ONO MOURNED THE DEATH OF JOHN LENNON ON
the 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH... I WAS 7 WHEN HE DIED AND I STILL
REMEMBER THIS DAY IN MY MIND. My Mum was devastated, The whole world
was under pure devastation and probably always will remember him like
it was only yesterday..
The song 'Imagine' has been named the most-popular John Lennon track
on the 30th anniversary of his death.
The track, released in 1971, topped a special chart compiled by the
Performing Rights Society (PRS).
Lennon's ''Happy Christmas (War Is Over)' was second and 'Jealous Guy'
PRS Chairman Ellis Rich said: "Lennon's iconic songs inspired and
symbolised the ideals of the masses, so it's no surprise that 30 years
after his death his songs are still as popular as ever.
We have Quite a bit of Green Day related news from December WHICH
REALLY EXCITES ME!!! ..... A Huge Congratulations goes out to Billie
Billie Joe Armstrong is set to rejoin the cast of the American Idiot
musical in NYC again, for an extended run at New York’s St. James
He will play the drug dealer St. Jimmy for 50 performances starting
on January 1st, taking over for Tony Vincent who will end his run on
Billie Joe will appear in three stints, from January 1st through the
9th, from the 18th through the 30th and from February 10th through the
Congratulations to Tony whom i hear played the Role of St Jimmy
magnificently and good luck to him and his ventures forward..GOOD LUCK
TO BILLIE JOE YOU WILL ROCK THEIR SOX OFF!
Also a Huge Congratulations to Mike Dirnt & his beautiful Wife
Brittney on the birth of their new baby girl Ryan Ruby Mae Pritchard
Born 11/29/10. 7lbs 6oz
We also have a new live album and DVD to look forward to from GREEN
DAY this year. rumoured for March - Amazon are advertising its Title
as "Awesome as Fuck"... due for rel in March and is available for Pre
News from The Mystic Knights of the Cobras - Today The Cobras are Off
to Nu-Tone Studios w/ Dr.FishStyx to start recording our new Record.
It'll be a Harder/Heavier kind of Rock, like Diamonds. great news to
hear and cant wait!!
Paul Weller hits the front Page of NME Magazine with wise words..
'This Generation Needs to Stand up & Fight' damn fucking right we
do... good words Paul Weller... You Rock!
CONGRATULATIONS TO Shaun Ryder for completing TV Show 'I'm A Celebrity
Get Me Out Of Here', He has announced details of two UK gigs following
his appearance. he finished runner-up to UK ex X Factor star Stacey
The Happy Mondays star will perform under his SWR alias at Shepherd's
Bush Empire in London on February 25 and Manchester's Academy 2 on
The UK's 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' runner up Shaun with
Queen of the Jungle Stacey are set to release a new single...
Eminem to star in new film 'Southpaw'
Paul McCartney joins many to play London's 100 Club to help save it..
The Kooks, Madness, Orbital Take On The X Factor With Silent
The track, a new version of John Cage's '4,33', also features
Pendulum, Guillemots Frontman Fyfe Dangerfield and Unkle's James
The musicians came together to support the campaign – dubbed Cage
Against The Machine
Producer Paul Epworth oversaw the production during the 'performance &
The single will be released on Wall of Sound Records on December 13.
All the proceeds from sales will go to five charities - The British
Tinnitus Association (BTA), Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
,Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy ,Youth Music and Sound And Music.
Will.I.Am has revealed that producing U2's new album has been a
milestone in his career...The Black Eyed Peas front man is lined up to
produce the band's next album along with Dangermouse....
On a different note... For you Michael Jackson fans out there i hear
we have more 'NEW' Michael Jackson archives set to be released.... I'm
not a fan personally ...
Now here's a blast from my teenage past!! The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch
is to write and direct a short film, set to star Elijah Wood, about
the band's 1987 music video '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To
Party!)'. The film, called Fight For Your Right Revisited, will
premiere at the Sundance Short Film Festival, which runs from January
20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
U2 AND JAY-Z PAY TRIBUTE TO DEAD NEW ZEALAND MINE WORKERS ....
Gorillaz are set to release a new album on Christmas Day as a free
Damon Albarn is planning to release the record, recorded on his iPad,
(the first ever ipad recording.) through his band's online advent
calendar, through which he has been handing out digital goodies at
Gorillaz.com since the start of December. (THIS MAY NO LONGER BE
AVAILABLE AS WE ARE NOW OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD)
Blink-182's 2011 UK arena tour go on sale with instant sell out.
The band will begin the jaunt at the NIA in Birmingham on July 1 and
will also play Liverpool’s Echo Arena on July 4.
The tour also includes previously announced gigs in Newcastle (July
12), Birmingham (15) and London (18/19).
Blink-182 are currently putting the finishing touches to their new
studio album, which as yet is still untitled...
PETE DOHERTY gets together with BILLY BRAGG for 'JOHN CALE CHRISTMAS
PRIMAL SCREAM EXPAND UK 'SCREAMADELICA' TOUR!!! They're playing
across the country next March - They're set TO REISSUE the REMASTER OF
as They celebrate the 20th anniversary of the record
RONNIE WOOD TEAMS UP WITH EX-ROLLING STONES MEMBERS TO HELP SAVE
LONDON'S 100 CLUB He plays the venue with Mick Taylor and Dick Taylor
LIAM GALLAGHER ALSO LENDS SUPPORT TO LONDON'S 100 CLUB
BOB DYLAN'S 'THE TIMES THEY ARE A- CHANGIN'' LYRICS TO BE SOLD AT
AUCTION Notebook paper goes under the hammer on December 10
THE CLASH'S MICK JONES AND PAUL SIMONON WORKING ON 'LONDON CALLING'
FILM Shooting is set to begin in 2011
THE HUMAN LEAGUE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DETAILS The UK BAND FROM Sheffield
to release Latin-influenced album?
FISH - ex Marillion lead singer, has been touring the UK & European
city's, rockin' fans with sheer delight, he is one guy I'd love to
have gone to see but sadly couldn't .. Maybe next time..
RAY DAVIES CANCELS US TOUR DATES - The Kinks main man has a 'medical
SADLY.. I hear Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer .
The soul singer has undergone a 'highly successful' surgery after
cancelling her recent tour.
"God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses who were
blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country,'' Franklin
said in a statement
Last month, the singer axed all gigs for the next six months under the
orders of her doctors, but said she was "anxious" to get back on the
JAMIROQUAI release UK tour dates and tickets have now gone on sale
with immediate Sell Out - looks like JK will need more dates!!.
Liam Gallagher has revealed that fans should expect big things from
Beady Eye's tour and he doesn't mind those Oasis comparisons.
The Frontman spoke about new album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding',
set for release February 28.
Members from both the Libertines and Arctic Monkeys are set to record
a charity album, it has been revealed.
The supergroup will include Carl Barat, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt
Helders, Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell and Super Furry Animals'
The band will be called The Bottletop Band and will include other
famous contributors including, VV Brown, Sam Sparro, Reverend And The
Makers, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and Eliza Doolittle.
The charity album will help to raise funds for employment and
education projects in Brazil, Africa and the UK
DAMON ALBARN REVEALS BLUR'S FUTURE PLANS The band could reconvene in January
The Subways have announced details of their new album.The band, who
are back in the studio working on the follow-up to 2008's 'All Or
Nothing', have told fans the new record is going 'brilliantly' !.
According to GIGWISE, Motley Crue star Tommy Lee has expressed his
sadness at the alleged treatment of whales at Sea World in Florida.
In a letter – published by TMZ – Lee called it “sick and twisted” the
way the company allegedly obtains sperm from its Orca whales.
"We know from Sea World's own Director of Safety (as well as videos on
the web) that the way you get his sperm is by having someone get into
the pool and masturbate him with a cow's vagina filled with hot
water,” Lee said.
He added: "Even in my wildest days with Motley Crue, I never could
have imagined something so sick and twisted."
Mick Jagger has criticized people in the public eye who choose to
release an autobiography...
In October, Jagger's bandmate Keith Richards released his memoirs,
Life, which lifted the lid on his relationship with the singer.
In an interview with the New York Times, Jagger said he didn't
understand the need for autobiographies.
"Personally, I think it's really quite tedious raking over the past,"
he said. "Mostly, people only do it for money."
SLASH HAS HIT THE HEADLINES!
Velvet Revolver have began auditioning for a new lead singer,
guitarist Slash has revealed.
Velvet Revolver have been without a lead singer since Scott Weiland
left in 2008 to return to the Stone Temple Pilots.
Slash told fans the band would begin auditioning over the next few
days on his twitter FIND THEM AT Twitter.com/slash
Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses star Axl Rose has filed a lawsuit against the
makers of Guitar Hero over the appearance in the video game of former
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has hinted that his songwriting may become
The singer, who is currently on tour with the band in Australia, began
dating actress Kate Hudson earlier this year.
"I've been through a lot of personal changes, so some of the
songwriting might be a bit more open and personal,” he told The Sun
Tabloid reports last month claimed Bellamy was planning to introduce
his parents to Hudson's mother Goldie Hawn and stepdad Kurt Russell
Pete Doherty has secured a role in a new small-budget French movie
starring Charlotte Gainsbourg...
The Babyshambles singer will play the lead male role in the film about
the 19th-century writer Alfred De Mussett.
"We start shooting in Paris on December 27. The storyline centers
around a love triangle so it's pretty intense and romantic,” Doherty
told The Sun.
"I don't know if I'm a good actor but they say I am."
Jack Black And Jason Segel To Release Rock Version Of Christmas
Classic 'Little Drummer Boy' Christmas single
The Kooks have revealed they have taken influence from Beck on
The follow-up to 2008's 'Konk' is set for release next year and is
said to showcase a new sound for the band.
Bob Dylan lyrics sell reach $422,000k at auction
LIAM GALLAGHER'S BEADY EYE ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS - There's a
13-track album on the way
BLONDIE SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2011?? - 'Panic Of Girls' will be
the follow-up to 2003's 'The Curse Of Blondie'
The Amazing Ska Band 'MADNESS' Played my home town a couple of nights
ago... and i did not know until now.. damn I'm gutted I missed that,
Now.. Lets take a look back on all the happenings of 2010 it has been
a sidestepped year for many, ends of tours, starts of new adventures,
and new bands have enlightened us with their presence.. New Albums New
Tours New Images we step back and see the whats what of 2010..
MCR 'My Chemical Romance' returned with a new album with their new pop
punk imagine.. did you Love it or Hate it?? I personally Liked it!!
Green Day returned to Europe & London & did a stadium Tour of Europe &
Played Londons Wembley Stadium = They rocked our sox off - sadly their
tour ended and they will be very missed till the next return..
AMERICAN IDIOT THE MUSICAL HIT BROADWAY!!!
TOM HANKS TO DIRECT GREEN DAY FILM FOR 'AMERICAN IDIOT' I wonder what
news we will get of this in 2011?
MATT WILLIS Former 'Busted' Band Member opened Flashdance The Musical
in London's West End Theatre...
Prima Donna rocked the European shores and the Sexiness of Kevin's
skin tight pants made many a girl scream..
Amy Winehouse returned...
Blink 182 return to the tour rhythm selling out all their gigs scheduled...
We had many summer festivals - to many having Guns and Roses rock the
stage arriving late on stage and creating uproar and hitting the News
The Foo Fighters returned with Tour dates..
Bon Jovi have released greatest hits and returned with a tour
described as 'At their Best' By many music sites..
(I used to love the 80s hair!!!)
Adam Ant returned after a long time to many shores to play some gigs -
I have heard he was awesome
Raise Your Glass to Pink with her Greatest Hits...So Far!! - she has
been performing shows with rumors that she is pregnant so another
celeb baby to await news from!!
The Beatles released their back catalogue to i tunes...
bbc6 music threatened closure but had a temporary reprieve will this
close in 2011?
Ozzy Osbourne dedicated to give his body for research tool when he dies!
CBGB filed bankruptcy....
PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS HONORED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Paul Weller reunited with The Jam to release...
Ronnie James sadly passed away
Gorillaz replaced u2 at Glastonbury because of Bonos Back Injury...
ADAM ANT RECEIVING TREATMENT UNDER THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT was rumored
to then follow a stint of tours dates....
Supergrass announced an official split after a final gig was played in June.
MALCOLM MCLAREN DIED AGED 64 Former Sex Pistols manager had cancer
Iggy announced he was quitting stage diving!
MICHAEL JACKSON'S ESTATE SIGNED 'BIGGEST RECORD DEAL' EVER Sony BMG
confirms $200 million deal........
PINK FLOYD SUE EMI OVER ROYALTY DISPUTE Case relates to contracts
signed in 1998 and 1999
MUSE recorded their 'life on the road' for a new documentary to be
released in 2011
GINGER COYOTE & THE WHITE TRASH DEBUTANTES ROCKED OUT SAN FRANCISCO
WITH PRIMA DONNA & THE MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE COBRAS...
I had some Great interviews this year with BROADWAY CALLS, JASON
CHANDLER, MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE COBRA, JFA, ACIDIC, A COOL JOINT
INTERVIEW MYSELF AND GINGER DID WITH PRIMA DONNA - what did Kevin
Preston wear under his skin tight trousers??,.. AND MANY MORE..You
can go back to the back issues of Punk Globe if you missed any.. look
for the links on the site!
To Start 2011 with a fresh thought, I have just a few words to say...
Every band starts off unsigned.. So just remember Every free CD that
unsigned band gives you, costs them money..time..& alot of effort to
get you to listen to them.
Play it and Enjoy it, and when you listen to your favorite famous band
just remember they started off in the same place as that unsigned band
giving you a free CD you have in your stereo...
PLEASE Support the Unsigned.
See you all in February for our Valentine issue