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Launch Control release annual charity holiday single

Launch Control release annual charity holiday single

Reading, UK's Launch Control have released their fifth annual holiday-themed single for charity. This year's entry, "Maybe it's time for Santa to retire," is out now, with 100% of the proceeds going to the locally-based Launchpad charity (no relation), which works to prevent homelessness, and to assist the homeless in need.

LC has also put out a video for the single and, as usual, unlike their usual avant-garde style of socio-political punk, the holiday single is a bit more upbeat and poppy.

The band will also be playing a couple of gigs before the end of the year, including support for Consumed in London this Saturday. You can check out the single, video, and the details of those upcoming gigs, below.

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Zolar X release Christmas song

Zolar X release Christmas song

Those inter-stellar glam-punkers Zolar X have released a Christmas song. It's called "ZX Spirit (Mistletoe Fever)." Meanwhile, the band is reportedly finishing up a new album. Check out the Holiday tune, below.

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Ann Beretta

Ann Beretta: “Love's Easy Tears”

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new track by Ann Beretta.

"Love's Easy Tears" is off Old Scars, New Blood and is the band's fist studio album in ten years. The album features the band re-recording 13 of their older tunes while giving the tracks a bit more polish and power.

You can pre-order the album right here. Meanwhile, check out the new recording of "Love's Easy Tears" below.

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Dead To Me

Dead To Me release 'American Son Of Cholo' update

Dead To Me recently posted a short video on their Instagram account with a caption that reads "American Son of Cholo 2018." They later posted some pictures of themselves in the studio on Facebook with the same caption. American Son Of Cholo is the name of their upcoming full-length that the band announced a couple years ago. No specific release date was mentioned, but we'll keep you posted. Dead To Me last released I Wanna Die In Los Angeles [7-inch] in 2016 via Fat Wreck Chords. You can see the Instagram the post below.

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Sunday Edition
Navel Gazing December 10, 2017

Navel Gazing December 10, 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Ricky Frankel 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 and review is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting a story, feel free to submit a review or if you are a photographer continue reading below. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week: Photo Credit: Damage Magazine

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...And Jello Biafra week comes to a close

…And Jello Biafra week comes to a close

Much like a famous anti-Nazi song, Jello Biafra week is over nearly as soon as it began. We laughed, we cried, we argued about which of the four versions of "California Uber Alles" is the best, and hopefully we learned a little bit about the J-man in the process. If you missed anything, you can check out all the articles below. We've already got plans for next year's band week, so stay tuned…

Meanwhile, we need to thank Dom Davi at AT, Jesse Luscious, Ralph Sight, and Melanie Kaye of Melanie Kaye PR for their help in making this week as shiny as we could make it. And most of all, we have to thank the Main Man, the Viceroy of Vinyl, the Paragon of Punk, Jello Biafra for not only being so generous with his time, but for being supportive of Punknews in general, and most importantly, for creating and releasing A LOT OF REALLY COOL ART, and for inspiring nearly everyone here and everyone reading this.

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Interviews
Jello Biafra on what makes up Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra on what makes up Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra is tricky to decipher. Despite the nearly 20 albums of music that he's released, despite the dozens of hours of spoken word discs that he's cut, it can be tough get a glimpse of what makes up the seminal musician, and moreso, what he thinks about internally. There are hundreds of hours of Biafra attacking the president or other political figures (and those are well worth your time) and there are numerous tunes of Biafra lashing out at big biz types who trample the less fortunate. But, how often does Biafra really open up about how he's feeling deep down? And moreso, how did he become the living fireball that he is? To cap off Jello Biafra week at Punknews, Editor John Gentile spoke with Biafra and a few of Biafra's close friends about just how the iconic singer/label owner/provocateur, came to be.

Photo by Dod Morrison

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New Review Update
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine