Hello everybody and welcome to your all-new all-different Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I'm Adam White and I'll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here's what got the community talking this week:
- Scholar, activist, author and leftist icon Howard Zinn passed away this week.
- Rancid's Tim Armstrong and director/animator John Roecker are planning a new web series
- Samiam cancelled their Harvest of Hope appearance are are said to be "on the fritz"
- Former Libertines troublemaker Pete Doherty was fined for bringing forgotten heroin to court
- Death to False Hope Records added four new bands to their roster
- Angels and Airwaves are planning a free, sponsored digital album
- Red Scare and Anchorless are set to release a split between The Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelly and Smoke Or Fire's Joe McMahon.
- Joey Cape commented on Lagwagon's future and the status of bassist Jesse Buglione
Also a reminder that the second round of our charity auction raising money for Doctors Without Borders' efforts in Haiti wraps up tonight. Thanks to Paper + Plastik and Limited Pressing for being such awesome partners in this effort. At the time that I'm writing this we're closing in on eleven thousand five hundred.
With that we hand over this Sunday evening to you, the Punknews community. From that glorious, likely bearded rabble we've see the creation of everything from message boards and Punknews fantasy sports leagues to even a band or two. So talk amongst yourselves and we'll see you Monday…