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: Scottie L
- Darius Koski of Swingin' Utters announced a new album and released a new song.
- Editor Adam White extensively reviewed the FME festival.
- Unfortunately, Matt Bellinger of Planes Mistaken For Stars passed away.
- Yours truly interviewed Spike Slawson of Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Uke-Hunt and The Re-Volts.
- Decapitated were accused of kidnapping and gang rape. Then they released a statement regarding the allegations.
- Direct Hit! and PEARS announced a split album and released some songs.
- Iron Chic and Off With Their Heads announced a tour.
- We interviewed Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid.
- Unfortunately, Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü passed away.
- Tom Capone of Quicksand was arrested for shoplifting.
- L7 announced that they will be releasing two singles.
And so ends another wonderful week for the Punknews community. Tonight let’s just kick back, maybe break out the drinks, gather around the digital bonfire and talk. Maybe you saw (or will see) an awesome show, found a great new band, or chat about anything else you would like. We leave it to you, the always respectful and courteous readers and commenters. See you way too bright and early on Monday morning.
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