Culture Abuse

Culture Abuse accuses From First to Last of stealing LP cover

Culture Abuse have accused the reunited From First To Last, which includes Skrillex, of stealing the design of an album cover. Culture abuse claims that their album cover for Peach looks strikingly similar to the album cover for Make War.

On social media, Culture Abuse noted the similarities and also quoted Bob Marley and the Wailers, for some reason. Skrillex responded with "Just wanted to convey we were unaware of the band Culture Abuse’s cover art with a peach similar to ours for From First to Last that we released yesterday. It was a complete coincidence, and we would never disrespect or appropriate another artist’s work. Shoutout to Culture Abuse, and as a positive to come from this, hopefully people will go check out their music and show them some love."

You can see both covers below, along with songs by both bands.

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Interviews
Jess Townsend teaches YOU how to play the drums

Jess Townsend teaches YOU how to play the drums

Jess Townsend is a freight train crammed into a 5'7'' frame. As the drummer for the band/carnival show that is World/Inferno Friendship Society, Townsend has kept that pack of animals rocking along with her heavy, energetic boom-bap for nearly seven years. Finding anyone who could get the Inferno crew to act in unison is an exercise in futility, but somehow, night after night, Townsend is able to crack the whip and get the crew rocking along with her forceful finesse.

But not only that, she's backed early La punk legend Alice bag on tour, has supported legendary feminist-rocker June Millington, and has played in Parlour Bells.

Now, in addition to drumming in Inferno, she's giving out lessons and you can get schooled on that here. In the meantime, check out Editor John Gentile's interview with Townsend below.

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Videos
Amuse: "Life Sucks"

Amuse: “Life Sucks”

Live! from The Rock Room just released the first video for the session with Indianapolis' Amuse. The song, "Life Sucks," comes from their forthcoming EP of the same name. Amuse will also be playing a series of dates starting this month and into February, looping around Lake Michigan. You can check out the dates of that tour, and video of their performance, below.

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B-Street Band Pulls out of Trump Inauguration Gala

B-Street Band Pulls out of Trump Inauguration Gala

As reported by Rolling Stone, the B-Street band, a professional Bruce Springsteen cover band that often plays 200+ gigs per year, has pulled out of the Garden State Presidential Inauguration Gala. Note, this is a different performance than the Inauguration celebration which will include Toby Keith and Three Doors Down. Initially, the B-street band stated that they would play the show despite detractors, because they had signed a contract to play the 2017 event in 2013. The band stated that financially, they could not risk a lawsuit if they pulled out of the show. However, after some time, the band has changed their position and have decided to pull out of the gig in respect to Springsteen. Of course, Springsteen is vehemently opposed to Trump. So far, the Trump committee has not released a statement on the B-street band's decision. The group has been playing since the early 80s and also played the Obama inauguration galas in 2009 and 2013.

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The Doublecross announce UK tour

The Doublecross announce UK tour

Cardiff, UK's The Doublecross will be back out on tour this month and into February. The band continues to support its 2016 release, Keep Bleeding, and you can check out the track "The Wire" from that album, along with their tour dates, below.

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Trashclub: "Black Out" (Punknews Exclusive)

Trashclub: “Black Out” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new single by Trashclub.

The band calls their genre "party noir" and it's pretty apt. Borrowing the click-clack-click from the Cramps, the tubing riffs of the Ventures, and the massive, angular breaks from Gang of Four, Trashclub bash out particularly dark sounding revelry. "Black Out" follows the adventures of this duo as the non-stop partying catches up with them and the high cost of celebration begins to take its toll in the early morning…

The song is off the upcoming EP of the same name out March 10 via Position music. Check out "Black Out" below, right now.

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Gwen Stefani sued by Richard Morrill (member of proto-Korn band)

Gwen Stefani sued by Richard Morrill (member of proto-Korn band)

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell have been sued for copyright infringement by Richard Morrill. Morrill was in the band L.A.P.D., which would evolve into Korn. Morrill claims that Stefani and Pharrell's 2014 song "Spark the Fire" infringes upon his own song “Who's Got My Lightah,” written in 1996. Morrill claims that he gave a copy of his song to Stefani's management in the '90s and eventually, the song was used as the basis for Stefani's recording. You can hear both songs below.

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