Billie Joe Armstrong says he's renouncing US citizenship after Roe v. Wade reversal

Billie Joe Armstrong says he's renouncing US citizenship after Roe v. Wade reversal

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day told the crowd during a Hella Mega Tour stop in the UK that he was renouncing his US citizenship. His statement comes after the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. His full statement was caught on video and reads,

""Fuck America. I'm fucking renouncing my citizenship. I'm fucking coming here. There's just too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country. Oh, I'm not kidding. You're going to get a lot of me in the coming days."

Billie Joe Armstrong also yelled "Fuck the Supreme Court of America" before "American Idiot" started up. Green Day will be continuing their UK and European tour this month and into July. The band released their live album BBC Sessions in 2021 and released Father of All Motherfuckers in 2020. Check out the video below.

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OFF!

OFF! reissuing first three albums

OFF! is reissuing their first three albums: First Four Years (assuming you count that as an album), OFF!, and Wasted Years. Those are out via Fat Possum in CD, tape, and vinyl format. First Four Years is now in 12-inch vinyl format. Those are out now.

Meanwhile, Off! is working ion their long planned movie with the band's new lineup.

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Among Legends: "Magnolia"

Among Legends: “Magnolia”

Among Legends have released a video for their new song "Magnolia". The song is off their upcoming album Take Good Care that will be out July 8 via Little Rocket/Rad Girlfriend Records/Sounds of Subterannia. Among Legends released three songs in 2021 and their EP Some Days in 2017. Check out the video below.

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Dead Kennedys

Navel Gazing for June 26, 2022

Welcome to Navel Gazing, the Punknews.org commenter community's weekly symposium, therapy session, and back-alley knife-fight. Chime in below with your latest playlists, record store finds, online time wasters, and site feedback.

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Podcast
Listen to Punknews Podcast #599!

Listen to Punknews Podcast #599!

Episode #599 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode Em and John talk about the commercial for the mysterious new company (?) called "Brick", Doki Doki's debut song, THICK's upcoming album and tour, Dropkick Murphys covering Woody Guthrie, the D.O.C. and Fat Mike's combo track, and the cancellation of John Hinckley Jr.'s shows. Tianna Esperanza's new video, poker, Steve Albini, NFTs, augmented reality, and much more are also discussed. Listen to the episode below!

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Epitaph Music
Jesus H. Chris (Propagandhi) quietly releases Patreon-exclusive tracks on streaming

Jesus H. Chris (Propagandhi) quietly releases Patreon-exclusive tracks on streaming

Jesus H. Chris aka Chris Hannah of Propagandhi quietly released A Catastrophic Break with Consensus Reality last week to streaming services. The collection was previous only available to supporters of his Patreon. The 9-tracks includes dramatically reworked Propagandhi songs, SNFU covers, a collaboration with former Propagandhi guitarist David Guillas and more.

You can find it on Apple Music, Spotify or stream it via YouTube.

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Lagwagon

Lagwagon postpone UK tour

Lagwagon has postponed their UK tour, scheduled to start Sunday in London. They issued the following statement:

Lagwagon regrets to announce that we will not be able to make our upcoming U.K. shows. Our singer Joey has experienced ongoing issues with his voice. As fucked up as this sounds, after years of being unable to tour (due to a pandemic), we cannot continue. We are going to have to postpone the U.K. shows and allow Joey to return home to meet with his doctors. We promise we will make amends and most certainly return as soon as we can reschedule. We will do our very best to make tomorrow's final performance in Hamburg happen before we fly home - please sing extra loud with us!

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Bad Religion's Greg Graffin to release new book

Bad Religion's Greg Graffin to release new book

Greg Graffin of Bad Religion will be releasing a new book. It is called Punk Paradox and will be out November 8 via Hachette Books. The book is described as,

A historical memoir and cultural criticism of punk rock’s evolution […] Punk Paradox is Graffin's life narrative before and during L.A. punk's early years, detailing his observations on the genre's explosive growth and his band's steady rise in importance.

Greg Graffin released his most recent book Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence in 2015 and Bad Religion released their biography Do What You Want in 2020.

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