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Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath arrested for bar fight

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Black Sabbath Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath was arrested on January 27, 2015 for rumbling in a bar. Apparently, Butler got into some sort of argument with someone at a bar at the Corkscrew Saloon in Death Valley National park and the pair decided to solve their issues with fisticuffs. The Inyo County Sheriff's office stated:
"Shortly after midnight on January 27th Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a verbal and physical altercation that took place at the Corkscrew Saloon located at the Furnace Creek Ranch property in Death Valley National Park. After the Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on scene and interviewed witnesses it was determined that there had been an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation " resulting in an individual being struck, and a broken window. Terence Michael Butler a 65-year old man from Beverly Hills, CA was arrested for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism. Butler was booked into the Inyo County Jail and released after detox and citation."
Punknews wishes Geezer the best. The band released 13 in 2013.

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Shitty Friends: 'Crime Line'

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EST)
Image Shitty Friends have announced a new 7-inch. The EP is called Crime Line and will ship May 1, 2015. However, they are streaming the release right now. You can pre-order the release here and you can stream the release after the jump.

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Joe Jack Talcum: “Railroad Bill”

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EST)
The Dead Milkmen Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen has released the song "Railroad Bill." The song was recorded as part of the 78 project and was recorded live, straight to acetate.

Hear the song here.

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Videos: Bad Canoes: “D'arcy's Boots”

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Bad Canoes Bad Canoes have released the video for their song "D'arcy's Boots." The video was directed by Kate Sweeney. The vid was previously shown during the Punknews Saturday Afternoon Movie: "MTV 12 (Episode 3)."

The song is off 2014's Sisterhood is Powerful. Punknews also recently spoke to the group. You can click Read More for the video.

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Videos: Jeff Rosenstock: “Nausea”

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Jeff Rosenstock Jeff Rosenstock has released a new video from his upcoming solo album. The video is for "Nausea." The album will be called We Cool? and will be out March 3 via Side One Dummy Records.

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Tours: Typesetter (SXSW Tour)

Contributed by marcjbannes. Posted by sam on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EST)
TypesetterChicago's Typesetter have announced a tour down to South By Southwest this March. They released Wild's End in 2014 on Black Numbers.

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Videos: The Smith Street Band: “Get High, See No One”

Posted by leanne on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EST)
The Smith Street Band The Smith Street Band have released a video for "Get High, See No One," a song off of their 2014 release Throw Me In The River. The Australian punks will be heading out on a North American tour in March with Andrew Jackson Jihad, Jeff Rosenstock and Chumped.

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Interviews: Punknews speaks to Chris Gethard about his new show

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM (EST)
Image Just minutes ago, Chris Gethard aired the very last episode of his public access show, The Chris Gethard Show. Over the course of five years, Gethard grew the talk show through a punk rock dedication to DIY culture, and created a weird world with regulars like Vacation Jason, a man who is always on vacation, The Human Fish, a fish in a man’s skin that dispenses sage-like wisdon, and… um… “The Beast Masturbator.”

On top of that, almost every TCGS features wild, new acts, most of them culled from the punk and indie circles, such as Night Birds, Plow United, and Crazy and the Brains. Despite all the chaos, with many shows collapsing during filming, the affable Gethard remained the constant straight man, reacting to the chaos constantly shambling about the set. (Fittingly, the last episode was cut off with two minutes to go.)

Now, Gethard is taking his show to a for-real-deal cable network, executive produced by Will Ferrell. It’s a big step for Gethard and the show's fans seem to be as excited as they are pensive. To get the details, features editor John Gentile spoke to Gethard on the afternoon before the final taping of the public access show. You can click read more for the interview.

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New Review Update: January 28, 2015

Posted by johng on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image This is John G with a new Wednesday Trivia Time! Today's question is a little tough. This band is an early, early synth-punk band. One of the guys in this photo would go on to be an incredibly influential death-punk/anarcho-punk artist. Who is he? Bonus: What band is this and who is the other guy in the photo?

Today's reviews are:
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Media: Somos: “Streets Upon Streets”

Posted by leanne on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Somos Somos have released a new song off of their upcoming split with Have Mercy, which is due out on February 24, 2015 via No Sleep Records.

Somos will be embarking on tour with Tigers Jaw in April.

You can click Read More for the stream.

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Videos: A Wilhelm Scream: “Gut Sick Companion”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
A Wilhelm ScreamA Wilhelm Scream have released a video for the song “Gut Sick Companion.” The song is featured on their latest release titled Partycrasher. The live footage in the video was shot during four 2013 performances.

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