Skip Groff passes away

Skip Groff passes away

Skip Groff, who was involved in the early DC hardcore punk scene, passed away on February 18. He was 70. The cause of death was related to a sudden seizure. Groff owned and operated Yesterday and Today records, a store that frequently visited by member sof Minor Threat, Teen Idles, Bad Brains, and many of the other early Dc punk bands. He took the Teen Idles to Inner Ear Studio in 1980 to record their only EP and helped out many other bands from the era. You can see a statement from Dischord records below.

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Lost LP by '80s Milwaukee power pop band Locate Your Lips released

Lost LP by '80s Milwaukee power pop band Locate Your Lips released

Locate Your Lips were a punk/power-pop band in Milwaukee in the mid 80s. The band included drummer Kenny Baldwin, bassist Andy Cavaluzzi, and guitarist Jim Eannelli. The band recorded an album in 1985, but never released it. Jim Eannelli has produced an official release of the album with a second disc of bonus tracks, including a show recorded live on the radio. Happy Growl Records will release the 2-CD set on April 5th.

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Ozzy cancels Australia, New Zealand and Japan tour dates

Ozzy cancels Australia, New Zealand and Japan tour dates

Ozzy Osbourne was recently hospitalized for pneumonia and had to cancel some shows. Now that he is recovering, he is canceling five more stops on his No More tears 2 tour. The shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan are now canceled. His manager, Sharon Osbourne stated in a release, "Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital. Thankfully he is now through the worst part. His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel.”

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Lydia Loveless Accuses Partner of Bloodshot Records' Co-Founder of Sexual Misconduct

Lydia Loveless Accuses Partner of Bloodshot Records' Co-Founder of Sexual Misconduct

Lydia Loveless has accused Chicago musician Mark Panick, the domestic partner of Bloodshot Records co-founder Nan Warshaw, of repeatedly committing sexual harassment over a number of years. In an instagram post she detailed Panick's alleged misconduct, which began when Loveless was 19. She stated that Panick engaged in casual predation, which she said included groping, verbal sexual harassment, and Facebook comments “that would elicit texts from friends [saying], ‘Who is this person? Are you OK?’"

Panick responded by saying the he “I don’t want to invalidate anyones feelings by defending myself from these accusations. I have never set out to make anyone uncomfortable. I sincerely apologize if anything I did made anyone feel unsafe and or uncomfortable." According to Loveless, Bloodshot's other co-founder Rob Miller (not related to Rob Miller of Amebix), asked Warshaw about the allegations and Warshaw defended Panick. Subsequently, Warshaw issued a statement saying she was stepping away from Bloodshot for the time being.

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