Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Brittany Strummer 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 is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week:
- The Punknews staff shared our Best of 2012 list with you as well as our individual lists.
- We also compiled more end of year lists from very special guests that you can find here, here, and here.
- Iowa's Former Thieves decided to call it a day.
- Live footage of a brand new Gaslight Anthem song surfaced.
- Frank Turner released a Christmas message and 2 free downloads for his fans.
- Mike Scaccia of Ministry sadly passed away after collapsing on stage.
- Pennywise announced a tour with original lead singer, Jim Lindberg, back in the mix.
With that, we hand over this Sunday evening to the Punknews community, where anything is possible, from the next amusing-then-overwrought meme, to the creation of bands and message boards, to alienating sports chatter. So talk amongst yourselves, spin some tracks in the Navel Gazing turntable.fm room and we'll see you Monday morning.
Everyone at Punknews would like to wish our readers a happy and safe New Year!