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Navel Gazing June 25, 2017

Navel Gazing June 25, 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: PJ Russo

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The Dwarves

The Dwarves to release 'Take Back the Night' LP

The Dwarves have announced that they will be releasing a new album in February 2018. The album will be called The Dwarves Take Back the Night and it will be out via Burger Records and Greedy Records. As with the previous few records, the band described the album as a "Dwarves Posse Record" meaning that members from across the band's 34 year history make appearances on the record.

Before that, the band will release the Julio EP in Fall 2017. According to the band, the release was orignally scheduled as a Fat Wreck Chords release, but was canceled for "objectionable content." In a release, Dwarves frontman Blag Dahlia stated "“I’m gonna have to give Fat Mike some shit next time we do coke together!” So, the EP will be out via Riot Style records. The band last released Radio Free Dwarves in 2015.

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Peter Tosh's son in coma following prison beating

Peter Tosh's son in coma following prison beating

Jawara McIntosh, the son of reggae legend Peter Tosh, was recently attacked in a Bergen County, New Jersey jail. Jawara, who is also a reggae singer going by the name Tosh1, was serving a six month sentence for possessing 65 pounds of marijuana. In February, Jawara was attacked in jail while serving his sentence and was beaten into a coma. He has been in a coma since then. The reason that this issue is just now coming to light is because Jawara's family has stated that they have asked the county for the cause of the beating, but have not received any answers, They announced plans to sue the county and to request that the justice department invesitage the attack.

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GWAR

GWAR play new song live

GWAR recently debuted their first new song since the death of original vocalist Oderus Urungus. The song is called “Fuck This Place” and the band debuted it at Warped tour. Check it out below at the eight minute mark. The song is introduced as a tribute to Oderus. GWAR released Battle Maximus in 2013.

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Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al is getting a Hollywood star

Weird Al Yankovic is getting immortalized as a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.Yesterday, Al stated "I just found out I’m getting a star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. Unbelievable!!" Al has been releasing music for over 30 years. He also has appeared in many movies, Tv shows, and music videos. The date of star installation has not yet been announced.

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Gene Simmons abandons trademark application

Gene Simmons abandons trademark application

Earlier this month, Gene Simmons of Kiss filed a trademark application seeking registration of the "devil horns" hand gesture. Well, it was a short ride. Earlier this week, Simmons filed a notice that he was abandoning the application. Simmons did not state why he suddenly decided to withdraw the application.

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The Ataris

The Ataris release new compilation

The Ataris have released a new compilation. It's called Silver Turns to Rust. It includes tracks from their forthcoming album, tracks from the October in this Railroad Earth EP, and two demos. Check it out below.

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Restorations

Restorations: 'Low​-​Volume Set'

Philly's Restorations released a low-volume set of some of their tunes over at their bandcamp page. The set was recorded back in February by Mike Armine of Rosetta. The money collected from the sales of the release will go to benefit Healing 10, an organization that equips service providers in Camden, NJ with the tools and resources to make Camden a trauma informed city. Restorations released LP3 in 2014.

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