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According to their website, Rykodisc is one of the last of the truly independent labels. Its diverse roster includes Frank Zappa, Bob Mould, Morphine, Mickey Hart, Kristin Hersh, Josh Rouse, Big Star and such new arrivals as The Fire Theft and The (post-Danzig) Misfits,

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Previously unreleased material from Bill Hicks due out next week
Rykodisc will be releasing a new EP of previously unreleased material from legendary underground comedian Bill Hicks next week. Set to coincide with what would have been his 50th anniversary on December 16th, the EP is titled 12/16/61 and features five tracks that were recorded when Bill was just 21. His brother noted: Harder to grasp that Bill would be…
2011-12-05 17:00:01

Osaka Popstar (Misfits, Black Flag, Voidoids, Ramones) return with live album
Osaka Popstar, a band which features Marky Ramone (the Ramones), Jerry Only (the Misfits), Dez Cadena (Black Flag) and Ivan Julian (Richard Hell & the Voidoids) as well as Misfits collaborator John Cafiero on vocals, have announced a new live album due out May 20, 2008. Recorded on Halloween Night (10/31/06) at the Starland Ballroom in NJ the EP features 9…
2008-04-14 18:00:03

Osaka Popstar (Ramones, Misfits, Black Flag, Richard Hell/Voidoids) set release for May
Osaka Popstar, a band which features Marky Ramone (the Ramones), Jerry Only (the Misfits), Dez Cadena (Black Flag) and Ivan Julian (Richard Hell & the Voidoids) as well as Misfits collaborator John Cafiero on vocals, has announced a May 23rd release date for their upcoming self-titled debut via Misfits/Rykodisc. Cafiero describes the lineup as "my own…
2006-03-31 23:44:37

Warner buys Rykodisc
Continuing in a string of major label mergers and acquisitions, Warner today announced the acquisition of Rykodisc. Rykodisc, founded in 1983, first gained success through Elvis Costello and Frank Zappa and boasts a welath of strong catalog titles from Bob Mould, Mission of Burma, Meat Puppets, Sugar, The Replacements, Flaming Lips, Misfits and many others. Besides it's catalog business, the label acts as a distributor to labels like Restless Records, Warner paid $67.5 million for the independent…
2006-03-24 13:45:02

45 Grave drop off Misfits tour
80s horror punk act 45 Grave have dropped off the recently announced tour with the Misfits. The band reunited after a fifteen year hiatus and includes original vocalist Dinah Cancer and a new lineup including Lisafer (Nina Hagen/SnapHer/D.I.) and Rikk Agnew (Social Distortion/Adolescents/Christian Death), Jaime Pina (Chemical People, Jeff Dahl Band) and Mike "Thrashead" Sullivan (Bad Acid Trip, Naked Aggression). 45 Grave took the hiatus after the death of bassist Rob…
2005-09-18 22:29:17

Second North American Balzac release due out June 28th
The second American release by Japanese horrorpunk outfit Balzac will be released by the Massachusetts-based Rykodisc label on June 28th. The record, titled Out of the Grave and Into the Dark will compile two of the band's relatively recent releases - Came Out of the Grave and Dark-ism - onto one 80-minute CD. As with their last US release, 2003's Beyond the Darkness, the package will include a bonus DVD, featuring…
2005-06-03 22:53:15

Westerberg best-of collection, Replacements reissues on the way
Billboard is reporting that Paul Westerberg's solo work will be the subject of a retrospective to be released this spring by Rhino Records. The 20 track set will feature two new songs, b-sides, soundtrack contributions and rarities from his post-Replacements work. No track listing or release date have been announced yet. Also, while appearing on Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones' radio show last week, Westerberg revealed that he recently recorded a song with…
2005-02-25 00:14:50

Fire Theft departs from Rykodisc
A story at Pastepunk talks about the current label situation for The Fire Theft, the band made up of three members of the much loved Sunny Day Real Estate: The Fire Theft have parted ways with their label Rykodisc. The group [...] are currently working on a new record and shopping for a new home. The studio, which is in drummer William Goldsmith's home, is where the new recording is taking place. He says it…
2004-12-05 16:31:41

New Mission Of Burma retrospective / fall dates
Pitchfork Media is reporting that a new Mission Of Burma retrospective is on the way from Rykodisc. This record replaces Accomplished: The Best of Mission of Burma that was released last spring. This new set, titled A Gun To The Head, was compiled in conjunction with the band and the owner of their old label Ace Of Hearts. The 16 track record will be in stores on September 14th.…
2004-08-30 15:43:57

Osaka Popstar record back on track
Billboard is reporting that the recording of Osaka Popstar and the American Legends Of Punk is back on track. It was on hold earlier this year as Osaka Popstar frontman John Cafiero compiled and directed the new Ramones DVD Raw. Cafiero is now back in the studio finishing the vocals. The entire record should be done by the end of the year and out in early 2005 on Misfits Records/Rykodisc. As previously reported band is helmed by John Cafiero…
2004-08-10 09:55:59

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