Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) Dead At 63

Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley has sadly passed away at the age of 63. According to BBC, he died of a suspected heart attack while in Estonia where he lived. The band commented:

“It’s with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK’s most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks. Pete’s music has inspired generations of musicians over a career that spanned five decades and with his band and as a solo artist, he was held in the highest regard by the music industry and by his fans around the world. A more detailed statement will follow.”

Danzig Added To 2017 Chicago Riot Fest

Danzig has been added to the 2017 Riot Fest, and plans to perform “How The Gods Kill” in full. The event will take place on September 15-17 in Douglas Park in Chicago, IL, and previously announced acts include: Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets Of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV On The Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Fidlar, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built To Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus The Bear, The Menzingers, Liars, Gwar, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, That Dog, Knuckle Puck, CHON, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, Hdbeendope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever, and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.

More Artists Added To 2017 Chicago Riot Fest

More bands have been added to the 2017 Riot Fest. The event will take place on September 15-17 in Douglas Park in Chicago, IL, and newly announced acts include: At The Drive-In Best Coast, Cap’n Jazz, The Cribs, Black Pistol Fire, The Casualties, Mad Caddies, Cockney Rejects, Versus, Radar State, RVIVR, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Potty Mouth, Culture Abuse, Skating Polly, Warm Brew, Upset, Gin Rummy, The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black And Kembra Pfahler, Ramontes T-Shirt, Meat Is Burger, Ughh My Kids Are Here, and The Port-A-Parties. 

Previously announced acts include: Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets Of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV On The Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Fidlar, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built To Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus The Bear, The Menzingers, Liars, Gwar, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, That Dog, Knuckle Puck, CHON, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, Hdbeendope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever, and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.

Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Brains, Prophets Of Rage, Etc. Set For 2017 Chicago Riot Fest

The initial lineup has been set for the 2017 Riot Fest. The event will take place on September 15-17 in Douglas Park in Chicago, IL, and it will include: Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets Of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV On The Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Fidlar, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built To Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus The Bear, The Menzingers, Liars, Gwar, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, That Dog, Knuckle Puck, CHON, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, Hdbeendope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever, and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.

Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Etc. Set For 2017 It’s Not Dead Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2017 It’s Not Dead Festival. The event will take place on August 26, at the Glen Helen Festival Grounds, in San Bernardino, CA, and will include: Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Buck-O-Nine, Buzzcocks, The Casualties, Channel 3, Down By Law, The Exploited, The Flatliners, GBH, Good Riddance, The Grim, Guttermouth, The Interrupters, Kevin Seconds, Left Alone, Love Canal, Mad Caddies, Madcap, Murphy’s Law, Off!, Reagan Youth, Rehab Bob, Runaway Kids, The Selecter, Skating Polly, Slaughter and the Dogs, The Toasters, Toxic Energy, True Rivals, The Unseen, U.S. Bombs, Voodoo Glow Skulls, A Wilhelm Scream, Wraths, and more.

Corey Taylor Officially Confirms New Slipknot Members/Reveals Artists Being Covered On Upcoming Stone Sour EPs

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) was the special guest on Chris Jericho’s (Fozzy) recent podcast, and officially confirmed Slipknot’s new bassist and drummer. As previously rumored, they are Jay Weinberg (drums) and Alessandro Venturella (bass).

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Here’s what he had to say about working with them (transcribed by The PRP):

“It’s been killer, it’s been really, really good. It’s been cool to watch them come out of their shells too. Cause at first they weren’t sure how far to go—I mean that’s the respect level. They’re so respectful and they dig what they’re doing so much that they don’t want to cross any boundaries and they’re having a really good time. So we’re like ‘let’s step it up’, you know it’s time, it’s time. You know, start to get into it. You know, Alex our bass player, he’s so into it that he’s started to kind of come up to the front, really starting to own it. Jay‘s just starting to take it up… And yeah, it’s been really good. So every show has just consistently gotten better and better.”

You can listen to the podcast for more information on that.

On another note, Taylor also revealed the artists that will be covered on Stone Sour’s new EPs. He said “Straight Outta Burbank” will feature songs from Bad Brains, The Rolling Stones, Slayer, Mötley Crüe and Iron Maiden, and that “No Sleep Till Burbank“, will feature songs from Van Halen, Violent Femmes, Buzzcocks, Rage Against The Machine and AC/DC.

System Of A Down, Deftones, Slayer Etc. Set For 2015 Amnesia Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Amnesia Rock Fest. The festival will take place June 18-21 in Montebello, QC and will include System Of A Down, Slayer, Deftones, Linkin Park, Rob Zombie, Thrice, The Offspring, Atreyu, Carcass, Parkway Drive, Down, Walls Of Jericho, Hatebreed and many more.

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