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:
- Andrew Seward announced his departure from Against Me! after 11 years together.
- In the ongoing war between Victory Records and Streetlight Manifesto, Victory took another action against the group by preventing Toh Kay's solo album from being released.
- Amanda Palmer suggested that Morrissey should crowdsource his next album.
- The reunited Black Flag released a new song.
- The metal world lost an iconic figure as it was revealed that Jeff Hanneman of Slayer passed away at the age of 49.
- We tallied your favorite records from April with Alkaline Trio leading the pack.
- We also compiled 10 under the radar bands to watch at this year's Pouzza Fest.
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.