Frank Zappa is back! (in hologram form)

Frank Zappa is back! (in hologram form)

Following in the wake of Holo-Tupac, Holo-Eazy, and Holo-Dio, Frank Zappa is going to be resurrected from the dead via a fancy light show. Eyellusion, the same company that summoned Holo-Dio, will be manufacturing their own Frank and forcing him to perform the entirety of his thee act album, Joe's Garage "live" on stage. Zappa bandmates Ian Underwood, guitarist Denny Walley and woodwind player Napoleon Murphy Brock are expected to be a part of the performance. Also, Zappa's guitarists Steve Vai, Adrian Belew, Mike Keneally and Warren Cuccurullu, along with bassists Scott Thunes and Arthur Barrow and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta may appear at some shows. The whole operation is being produced by the Zappa family trust, which currently, is headed by Ahmet Zappa. Ahmet is currently feuding with his siblings Moon and Dweezil, but stated that he hopes they will be a part of the show. In a release, Ahmet said "I'm thrilled that Frank Zappa will finally be going back out on tour playing his most well-known music as well as some rare and unheard material."We can't wait to bring his creative work back to the stage with the musicians he loved to play with … who are committed to being part of this epic endeavor. When I spoke with them, they were excited at the prospect of performing alongside Frank once again and can't wait to give fans an unforgettable experience."

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Hitting Subset: "Sunday" (Punknews Exclusive)

Hitting Subset: “Sunday” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Hitting Subset.

"Sunday" pivots between a driving rhythm and a dream-pop soundscape, resulting in a track that trades power for nuance and back and forth again. That's fitting as the track deals with finding the joy between the tumult of inta-family dynamics.

Speaking to Punknews about the song, singer Caleb Behm said, "I wrote this song, not only to share a little bit of insight into my own life growing up in a toxic cultic environment and overcoming some tough obstacles to adjust to normal life after breaking away from it, but to also express my gratitude and new found love for Sundays with my friends."

The band's new album, Hikari/Yami is out now and you can pick it up right here. Meanwhile, see the video for "Sunday" and tour dates below!

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World's Most Expensive Album Loses Half Its Value

World's Most Expensive Album Loses Half Its Value

Two years ago, Wu-Tang Clan sold the sole copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin to a wealthy, unknown buyer for a whopping two million dollars, making it the world's most expensive record- soaring past Elvis' $300,000 acetate of "My Happiness" and Ringo's $790,000 copy of Beatles serial #1. Of course, a few days later it was revealed that the buyer was convicted fraudster, ruthless drug baron, and all around d-bag Martin Shkreli.

Earlier this month, Shkreli decided to sell the album on eBay. Well, now the sale has wrapped up and the album sold for a paltry $1,025,100, meaning the investor caused the release to lose half its value in a 24 month period (it is still the world's most expensive album though).

The new buyer has not been confirmed and it's unclear if the monetary exchange has actually taken place, but it does look like at most, the album is worth just over one million, assuming everything was on the up-and-up. Right now, Shkeli is in prison awaiting sentencing for being convicted of three counts of securities fraud. While he was out on release prior to sentencing, he was thrown in the clink after offering to pay people to steal hair from Hillary Clinton's head. See the completed eBay ad right here.

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Osamu Kawahara on the surprise reunion of Sticks & Stones

Osamu Kawahara on the surprise reunion of Sticks & Stones

Quite surprisingly, earlier this week, the lauded, but cult, New Jersey punk band Sticks & Stones announced a one-off reunion show. The band will be playing in their Theme Song for Nothing lineup because bassist Osamu Kawahara is moving back to Japan.

Kawahara's story is quite an adventure. He came to the states not knowing a word of English, but ended up being drafted into Sticks & Stones. Early on, before Kawahara was fluent in English, he would communicate with Sticks & Stones' Scott Hollingsworth and Jack Terricloth through music. From there, his story involves recording a troubled album, fighting with Nazis, and bring the two original members of World/Inferno Friendship Society back together. Check out the interview below.

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Jann Wenner to sell Rolling Stone magazine

Jann Wenner to sell Rolling Stone magazine

Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone Magazine, has stated that he is planning to sell the magazine after being the head for five decades. Wenner and his 27-year-old son, Gus, the president and chief operating officer of Wenner Media, hope to stay on at the magazine, post-sale. Gus Wenner Stated: "publishing is a completely different industry than what it was." Wenner recently sold the company's other magazines, Us Weekly and Men's Journal, to American Media Inc., helmed by publisher David J. Pecker.

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Gyga, early band of Alkaline Trio's Derek Grant, releases archival recordings

Gyga, early band of Alkaline Trio's Derek Grant, releases archival recordings

Gyga, the "anti-human powerviolence" band of Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant, has released a pair of archival albums representing their entire musical output. Both were recorded in the mid-1990s, when Grant was also a member of the Suicide Machines. Demo 1996 combines a remastered version of the band's 1996 demo tape with an unreleased practice recording from 1998, plus two "proto-Gyga" songs from when the band was known as Abaddon. Single File Suicide, consisting of 20 songs in 19 minutes, was recorded in 1997 but has been newly remixed by Grant; the digital version includes the video retrospective "Visual Sacrifice" consisting of footage from 1999 and 2011. Check out the band below.

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