New Review Update: August 29, 2014

Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G and we're closing out the summer with a festival review! (Yeah, yeah, we all know summer actually ends in September, but you're in school and I'm in work... which is every day for me, so really, I guess I don't get a summer at all...) But, check back tomorrow for a cool photo set from said cool summer festival!

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In Memoriam: Tim “Rawbiz” Williams (Suicidal Tendencies)

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by mark on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image Tim "Rawbiz" Williams, bassist of Suicidal Tendencies, has died. The long-running band released a statement on their Facebook page.
"It's with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassists Tim "Rawbiz" Williams. Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently. Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn't at it's best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally."
Williams joined the band in 2011. Previously he had worked with other artists such as Toni Braxton and Boys II Men, as well as appearing on the 2009 series "Making the Band," which followed producer/artist Diddy as he searched for members of his backing band.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

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Tours: The Copyrights (Europe)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
The Copyrights The Copyrights are heading to Europe for a string of dates in September.

The band is also streaming another song from their new release, Report. For the Love of Punk is streaming the song, titled "Basement." You can listen to the song here.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Bruce Springsteen plans to release graphic novel

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen is working on releasing a graphic novel. The comic will be based on the Boss' 2009 song "Outlaw Pete" which was based off the children's book, Brave Cowboy Bill.

The comic is out November 4 and features words by Springsteen and illustrations by Frank Caruso. (It's not clear if "words by" means Springsteen provided the book's text or not.) In a release, the pair stated that the book is "based on the celebrated song about a bank-robbing baby whose exploits become a meditation on sin, fate, and free will."

Bruce Springsteen released High Hopes earlier this year.

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Against Me! appears on 'What's In My Bag?'

Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Against Me! Against Me! recently appeared on an episode of Amoeba's online feature, What's In My Bag?. In the episode, the band goes through their Amoeba shopping selections and tells a little bit about some of the records that they've chosen, including releases by X, Neko Case, The Doors, The Damned and many others.

You can click Read More for the video.

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New Review Update: August 28, 2014

Posted by adame (g+) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Adam E. here. Today I wore a tie to work for the first time ever. Don't worry, I feel bad about it.

Today's reviews are:

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Ex Friends/Retreevers announce, stream split EP

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Ex Friends Ex Friends and Retreevers have just announced a new split EP, which they are also streaming. The release is out September 4. Ex Friends released Animal Needs earlier this year.

You can click Read More for the stream.

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The Picturebooks announce LP, tour

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image German duo The Picturebooks have announced a new LP and a tour. The LP is called Imaginary Horse and is out October 7 via RidingEasy Records. They've also released a single called "The Rabbit and the Wolf."

You can click Read More for the dates and the new single.

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Martin Scorsese to direct Ramones film

Contributed by mahalfy. Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 3:05 PM (EDT)
Ramones The estate of The Ramones has announced that famed director Martin Scorsese intends to film a Ramones feature. The work will not be a documentary. At this time, it seems that Scorsese plans to create a dramatization of the Ramones story.

According to Linda Ramone, wife of Johnny Ramone, this has now become possible because she is now on pleasant terms with Mickey Leigh, brother of Joey Ramone, thus making certain business deals possible. At this time, it is unclear if Linda Ramone and Leigh's shares of the Ramones estate adds up to the entire enterprise, or just a majority stake. According to various sources, the need for reconciliation stems from the bad blood that existed between Johnny Ramone and Joey Ramone, which, of course, is usually pinpointed to when Johnny Ramone started dating Linda, following Linda's relationship with Joey.

The estate has also stated that there are early plans to create a musical based on the Ramones.

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Media: We Were Promised Jetpacks: “I Keep It Composed”

Posted by aubin (g+) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
We Were Promised Jetpacks We Were Promised Jetpacks have posted another new song from their upcoming album. The record is titled Unravelling and is due out October 14, 2014.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Videos: Restorations post another teaser video for LP3

Posted by sam on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Restorations Philadelphia's Restorations have posted a second teaser video for their third full-length album, titled LP3. LP3 will be Restorations' second release on Side One Dummy Records

You can click here for the first teaser.

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