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Sunday Edition: Navel Gazing for July 13, 2014

Posted by brittany (g+) on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews.

I'm Brittany Strummer and I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week:




Click below to check out this past week's collection of new streaming music, features and interviews. You'll also find where you can find the Punknews staff to yell at on Twitter. Talk amongst yourselves and we'll see you Monday morning.

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In Memoriam: Tommy Ramone (1952-2014)

Posted by johng (g+) on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:20 AM (EDT)
Image Update: Unfortunately, Tommy Ramone's passing has been confirmed by Ramones management

A legend and icon of punk rock has died. According to Variety and New York Rocker Magazine publisher Andy Schwartz, Tommy Ramone of the Ramones has passed away. The cause of death was related to treatment to cancer of the bile duct.

Tommy Ramone, born Thomas Erdelyi, formed a band with John Cummings (who would become Johnny Ramone) called The Tangerine Puppets when they were both teenagers. After that band dissolved, Cummings formed a new band which would become the Ramones. Tommy was originally supposed to be the manager, but ended up drumming on the band's first three albums before deciding to leave the band as a musician. However, Tommy would continue to serve as a producer and songwriter for the band at various points in their career. Before his passing, Tommy was the last surviving member of the original Ramones.

We had the privilege of speaking with the legendary musician back in 2005.

Punknews sends condolences to Tommy's family and friends. You can click read more to hear Tommy setting the foundation for the beat that would become known as punk rock.

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New Review Update: July 11, 2014

Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image John G here to close out the week with you. I can't ruin the surprise just yet, but we're going to be streaming a release by a veteran band and, man, they just killed it. Don't you love it when a band that you've followed for a while puts out one of their best albums ever after decades of being together? Who gets your vote for the best late(r) career home run?

Today's reviews are:


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Videos: Bad Case of Big Mouth: “Elmer and the Man That Feeds Him”

Posted by aubin (g+) on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Image Bad Case of Big Mouth has posted a new video for "Elmer and the Man That Feeds Him." The song comes from their album, Straight Up Bad Luck. It's due out August 19, 2014 via Eulogy Recordings

You can click Read More for the video.

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Tours: Self Defense Family (US)

Posted by leanne (g+) on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Self Defense Family Self Defense Family have announced a series of autumn tour dates, many of which with the UK post-hardcore band Goodtime Boys.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Iron Reagan: “Miserable Failure”

Posted by aubin (g+) on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Image Iron Reagan have posted a new song titled "Miserable Failure."

The band is the new punk/thrash outfit formed by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, No Friends), LandPhil Hall (Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse), Ryan Parish (Darkest Hour, Suppression, City of Caterpillar) and Paul Burnette (Darkest Hour, Crack Head).

The song is from The Tyranny Of Will which is due out September 16, 2014.

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Hedersleben (UK Subs) release new LP, announce tour

Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Image Hedersleben, the band featuring Nicky Garratt of the UK Subs, have released a new LP. The album is called Upgoer and is out now via Time & Matter Recordings. Additionally, the band is going on a full USA tour starting in late August. The band will be supporting Nik Turner of Hawkwind and will also serve as his backing band. The band also recently performed a one-off show with Captain Sensible of The Damned.

You can click Read More for a video of the show with Captain Sensible and upcoming dates.

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Media: The Ray Gradys: “4th of July”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image The Ray Gradys, the band which includes Early Gates who used to be in Morning Glory, have released a new track. The song is called "4th of July" and is off their upcoming EP called If You're Buying, I'm Drinking .The release is out July 15th via Gradycore Records.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Tours: HORSE the band (US)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
HORSE the BandHORSE the band are going on a US tour this August.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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The Dwarves release new single

Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
The Dwarves The Dwarves have released the first physical single from their upcoming album. The single is called "Trailer Trash" and features the non-album b-side "Unpredictable." The Dwarves Invented Rock N Roll will be out August 19 via Greedy/Recess Records.

You can see the NSFW cover at the band's website. The Dwarves are on tour now.

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Media: The Adolescents: “Let It Go”

Contributed by strumz. Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Adolescents The Adolescents have released a new song from their new full length. The track is called "Let It Go." The album is called La Vendetta and is out now via Concrete Jungle Records.

You can click Read More for the video.

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