New Pee-wee Herman Movie Heading to Netflix

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

ComicBook.com reports that Paul Reubens will reprise his role as Pee-wee Herman in a new, feature-length film set to be produced by Judd Apatow. The film will be distributed exclusively through Netflix, according to TheWrap.

Back in October, Reubens stated, “There’s going to be a big announcement any minute now. Yes. It’s been months and months of being right on the verge of being announced.”

The deal hasn’t been formally closed yet, but apparently the project moved from Universal Pictures to Netflix some time ago, according to TheWrap’s sources, and it’s just a matter of making it official at this point.

No director has yet been named, although again that appears to be a formality as sources close to the production say that one has been chosen and production could start by February. Reubens penned the script with comedian Paul Rust.

Thurston Moore and John Moloney (Caught On Tape) to Release “Full Bleed” on February 10, 2015

Caught On Tape | photo by PJ Sykes

Thurston Moore and John Moloney, who perform as Caught On Tape, will be releasing a new album in the new year. Full Bleed, which will be released through Northern Spy, will hit stores on February 10, 2015.

A tour in support of Full Bleed may take place, but is not fully confirmed.

“John and I, whether in Caught on Tape, or in any of our other side projects always tour,” says Moore. “We are soldiers of the road, warriors of the wing – buses, vans, cars, trains, bicycles — we get to gigs and we plug in whether we are expected to or not. We just may play again in support of this LP if we can find the minutes where the universe allows us to be in the same room at the same time.”

Moloney and Moore have also played together in Chelsea Light Moving. A full track listing of the new album is below.

Full Bleed Track Listing:
Age Limit
Nothing Glamorous
Full Bleed
Arguing with a Balloon
Reverse Funeral
Rubber Grandma

Singer Joe Cocker Has Died at Age 70

Joe Cocker at Woodstock

Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles’ coverWith A Little Help From My Friends,” has died aged 70.

The singer song-writer from Sheffield, England had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong.”

His agent Barrie Marshall confirmed that he had died of an undisclosed illness. (via BBC)

Watch Joe Cocker with John Belushi (impersonating Cocker) performing “Feeling Alright” on “SNL” in 1976:

20 Punk Rock Christmas Songs


During the month December — rather, from the day after Halloween until mid-January — shoppers and wage-slaves alike are assaulted with Christmas carols nonstop. While there are some excellent Christmas tunes out there, sometimes you need something a little more aggressive to get through the holidays.

Fortunately, punk rock and Christmas go together like peanut butter and jelly. You wouldn’t think it, but there are tons of punk holiday tunes floating around out there. Here are 20 of them for you to sample.

The Ravers, “(It’s Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas”

One of the earliest punk rock Christmas tunes around, recorded in 1977 by an otherwise obscure band.

The Vandals, “Oi! to the World”

“Oi! to the World” is the title track of The Vandals Christmas album, released in 1996 on Kung Fu Records. A year after its release, the song was covered by No Doubt.

SSD, “Jolly Old Saint Nick”

A great track from a classic Boston hardcore band. This song was part of the “A Boston Rock Christmas” compilation, released back in 1983.

Impact, “Punk Christmas”

Also from 1983, this is Impact’s “Punk Christmas” from their holiday EP — the only album they’d ever release.

The Dickies, “Silent Night”

A song about the birth of Jesus Christ never sounded so snotty.

The Showcase Showdown, “Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh!”

A true Christmas classic. On the flip side of The Showcase Showdown’s 1995 Christmas EP is a lovely tune called “Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman.”

Phenobarbidols, “O Holy Night”

“O Holy Night” by Phenobarbidols is taken from a punk rock Christmas comp released in 1995 called Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus. Still, I like this version better.

The Muffs, “Nothing For Me”

Another track from Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus, courtesy The Muffs.

The Damned, “There Ain’t No Sanity Clause”

A single from 1980 released during what was arguably the peak of The Damned’s popularity.

Stiff Little Fingers, “White Christmas”

If this overplayed holiday staple makes you want to scream every time it comes on, don’t listen to the track below. Even SLF can’t save it. They give it a valiant effort though.

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Song Premiere: Book Club “September, New York, 1973″

Book Club

Atlanta’s Book Club will be releasing their new album, One-Way Moon, on February 17, 2015 via the Cottage Recording Co. (Small Houses) & Bear Kids Recordings. The band plays modern pastoral pop music that can trace a straight line back to the simple, unaffected roots of American story-song.

Book Club recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Matt Goldman at Atlanta’s Glow in the Dark Studios. Below, listen to the track “September, New York, 1973,” premiering today at VerbicideMagazine.com.

L7 Planning to Reunite


Yesterday, we mentioned that Mad Season plans to play their first show in 20 years (albeit, obviously, without key members). Now, another seminal band of the grunge era has announced a full-fledged reunion. L7, who’ve not played since 2001, are planning to get back together in 2015.

On their Facebook page, the band made the following announcement:

ATTENTION! A personal message from the band:

Greetings People! We want you to know that the love and support you have shown us here on Facebook this year has taken us all a bit by surprise. What started as a simple band page for us to post some archival photos we had been sifting through for an upcoming L7 documentary has turned into a wellspring of enthusiasm for the band. For this WE THANK YOU!
Many of you have asked when we might return for a reunion. Well, it’s been 14 years since our last show, longer if you consider our original line up. But we (Donita, Suzi, Jennifer, and Dee) are hearing you, we are talking about it, and we kinda agree. Why the hell not?

Here’s the situation…
They say to raise a child it takes a village, well to get interest from promoters for L7 to do reunion shows it’s going to take an ARMY. An army of you all. No joke.

Here’s what we need…
We need your continued enthusiasm, your spreading the word by “Sharing” our posts and getting your friends and enemies to “Like” our page.

First and foremost WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES at our new website http://l7theband.com
We need to reach you all directly. No spam, no problem.

Let’s show ‘em all! Your love and support will make this happen!
For those about to rock, WE SALUTE YOU.
Love, L7 xo

L7 was active from 1985 until 2001, featuring Donita Sparks, Suzi Gardner, Jennifer Finch, and Demetra “Dee” Plakas. The band was influential in the grunge, punk, and riot grrl scenes, and scored a major hit with “Pretend We’re Dead” from the 1992 album Bricks Are Heavy.

Chris Cornell to Front Mad Season Reunion, Duff McKagan to Join on Bass

Mad Season

Mike McCready and Barrett Martin, the two surviving members of the 1990s grunge super-group Mad Season, will reunite for a one-off performance in Seattle at 8 p.m. on January 30, 2015. According to The Seattle Times, the pair will team up with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, along with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, in performing orchestral and solo arrangements of original Mad Season works.

Cornell will be stepping in for vocalist Layne Staley, who died in 2002 of a drug overdose, while McKagan will be performing in place of John Baker Saunders, who also died of an overdose three years earlier, in 1999.

The event is part of the Seattle Symphony’s fourth annual cross-genre Sonic Evolution concert. It is the first performance McCready and Martin have performed under the Mad Season banner since 1995, years before the deaths of their fallen band mates. (via CoS)

Punk Rock Bowling 2015 Full Lineup Announced

Punk Rock Bowling full lineup 2015

Just a few weeks following the announcement of Rancid, Refused, and Dropkick Murphys as the headliners of Punk Rock Bowling 2015, the entire festival lineup has been released.

Bands include The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Murder City Devils, Anti-Flag, Conflict, and Discharge, plus the return of Turbonegro, who performed in 2013, and The Muffs, who played a club show in ’13 as well. Many more bands have been added, all of whom can be seen in the graphic above.

Tickets for the event will go on sale in January 2015. Club shows will be announced throughout the year leading up to the event.

John Lydon Says Sex Pistols Are Too Fat to Reunite

John Lydon

According to NME, former Sex Pistols front man John Lydon has announced that his ’70s punk rock boy band will never reunite.

Lydon was speaking to an audience at Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre on December 8, 2014 (his final public appearance to promote his 2014 autobiography, Anger Is An Energy) and had this to say regarding a potential reunion:

“Oh no, that’s finished. I mean have you seen us? I mean We’ve all put on weight but [guitarist Steve Jones] is coming it at 500 pounds! And I did the butter advert!”

During his talk, Lydon also covered topics including Catholicism and Mick Jagger.

Brian “Wimpy Roy” Goble of Subhumans (Canada) Dies at 57


According to Spin, Brian “Wimpy Roy” Goble, former bassist and frontman of the Canadian punk rock band Subhumans, died of a heart attack on Sunday, December 7, 2014. He was 57.

In addition to the Subhumans (not to be confused with the British band of the same name), Goble played in a variety of Vancouver punk bands, such as Stone Crazy, the Skulls, and DOA. Though Subhumans originally split up in 1983, they reunited in 2006.

Pelican to Release New Vocal-Driven Four-Song EP, “The Cliff”

Pelican "The Cliff EP"

Chicago-based instrumental post-hardcore band Pelican will release a new EP on Southern Lord in 2015 based on re-imaginings of “The Cliff,” a highlight from their most recent album, 2013′s Forever Becoming, and one recently completed new song.

Due out February 24, 2015 on 12-inch vinyl and digital formats, the four-track The Cliff EP includes remixes from Justin Broadrick (of Godflesh, Jesu), Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer of ISIS/Palms, and, for only the second time in their 14-year career, vocals.

Check out the track listing below, and then listen to “The Cliff” (vocal version).

The Cliff Track Listing:
1. The Cliff (Vocal Version)
2. The Cliff (Justin K. Broadrick remix)
3. The Cliff (AH & BCM remix)
4. The Wait

(track via Metal Sucks)

Andrew Jackson Jihad Announce Spring 2015 North American Tour With The Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock, and Chumped

Andrew Jackson Jihad 2015 Tour

Last spring, Andrew Jackson Jihad released their fifth LP, Christmas Island, and this spring the band is heading off on a US tour (plus two stops in Canada) with The Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock, and Chumped in support. Full dates are below.

Andrew Jackson Jihad on Tour
3/18 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
3/21 Boston, MA @ Royale
3/22 Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
3/24 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
3/25 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
3/26 Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
3/27 Chicago, IL @ Metro
3/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
3/29 Kansas City, MO @ The Granada
3/31 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/02 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
4/03 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
4/04 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
4/05 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
4/07 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
4/10 San Diego, CA @ Irenic
4/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

Punk Rock Bowling 2015 Announces Rancid, Refused, and Dropkick Murphys as Headliners

Punk Rock Bowling 2015

Punk Rock Bowling 2015 will take place May 23, 24, and 25 in Downtown Las Vegas, and the first headliners have been announced: Rancid, Refused, and Dropkick Murphys.

Refused, who reunited for a second time in November 2014, will be making their first appearance at the festival, while Rancid will be performing at PRB for the first time since 2012. See photos of Rancid performing at Punk Rock Bowling 2012 by clicking here.

Tickets for the event will go on sale in January 2015.

Listen: Fugazi “First Demo” Streaming In Full

Fugazi "First Demo"

Fugazi’s First Demo, released on November 18, 2014, is now streaming it its entirety. You can listen to the album in full below.

After playing only 10 shows, the band recorded the 11 demo tracks in January 1988 at Inner Ear Studios. The tracks include the unreleased “Turn Off Your Guns” and the cut “In Defense Of Humans,” which appeared on the State of the Union compilation in 1989, the only track from the sessions to ever be released officially.

First Demo is available via Dischord Records in CD, vinyl, and MP3 formats. Click here for the track listing.