Podcast
This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 2 - I've Got a Fang

This Might Be A Podcast - Episode 2 - I've Got a Fang

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. Greg and a guest will discuss and dissect one song on each episode, heading down wormholes about lyrical facts and opinions, musical analysis, silly stories, and anecdotes related to their personal experiences as fans of the long-running band. On this episode, Greg is joined by friend and big shot Washington, DC lawyer Steve Clark to discuss the song “I’ve Got A Fang,” from They Might Be Giants’ 2001 album Mink Car. Are you legally responsible for someone’s head exploding like an atom bomb? Find out!

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7th Victim release deluxe edition of debut album

7th Victim release deluxe edition of debut album

7th Victim is the newish industrial/goth/avant-garde project of The Dead Milkmen's Rodney Anonymous and Janet Bressler. Earlier this year, released their debut album Giallo digitally. Just recently, the band released a deluxe, physical version of the album which includes a snake glued to the top and bonus tracks not on the digital version. It's out now via the band's own label. They are also selling "Torn Pieces of Cloth in a Box" for $500, though it's unclear if those items have "7th Victim" printed on them or are just Rodney's old rags. Hear the new album below,

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Peter Murphy thrown out of own show, restrained by security

Peter Murphy thrown out of own show, restrained by security

Last night's Peter Murphy show in Stockholm, Sweden did not go as planned. Reports are still coming in, but apparently, during the show, Murphy expressed displeasure at the sound system and mixing. He began to throw water bottles at the audience and may have thrown a plastic, or possibly glass, bottle at the mixing desk. The promoter and club then ended the show, with security having to physically eject Murphy from the club.

The promoter issued a statement: "With one more song planned, the artists tour manager and technician decided to end yesterday’s concert with Peter Murphy since technical equipment had been destroyed due to incidents we at Nalen take very seriously. The artist acted in an unacceptable way towards the audience and our staff. We are currently trying to sort the situation out. If anyone in the audience got injured in any way, we would like you to contact us and report to the police. We also want to say thanks to the guests who helped us at Nalen and others in the audience."

The show is part of a tour where Murphy is doing all Bauhaus material with David J. that show is supposed to hit US shores next year, along with a massive residency in the Bay Area where Murphy will do nearly his entire discography over the course of a couple months.

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Tours
Airstream Futures / Mean Caesar announce UK tour

Airstream Futures / Mean Caesar announce UK tour

Chicago's Airstream Futures have announced a UK tour this coming January, along with London's own Mean Caesar. AF's most recent album, the If I/PR Nightmares 7" was released this past July on Little Rocket Records, while MC's self-titled debut LP was released on the same this past October. You can check out a track from each of those albums, as well as the tour dates, below.

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Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop to host 'Punk' mini-series, Jello, Lydon, Marky Ramone appear

Iggy Pop is going to host a four part television mini-series called Punk that will find Iggy interviewing some iconic punk rockers about the history and importance of punk rock. Iggy is executive producer of the show along with John Varvatos. In the show, Iggy will speak to John Lydon of The Sex Pistols, Jello Biafra, Debbie Harry, Marky Ramone, Wayne Kramer of MC5, and Chris Stein. Other people that will appear in the show include Dave Grohl, Flea, Danny Fields, Legs McNeil, Duff McKagan, and filmmaker Penelope Spheeris. Punk is out on Epix in March of 2019.

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Def Leppard, Cure, Roxy Music, Radiohead in Rock Hall, MC5, Devo, Kraftwerk denied

Def Leppard, Cure, Roxy Music, Radiohead in Rock Hall, MC5, Devo, Kraftwerk denied

The Rock and Roll hall of fame has announced its 2019 inductees. Acts that made the cut this year are: Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, The Cure, Roxy Music and The Zombies. Bands that were nominated but did not make the cut are: Rage Against The Machine, Rufus (featuring Chaka Khan), MC5, LL Cool J, Devo, Kraftwerk and Todd Rundgren. The induction ceremony will be March 29, 2019 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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