Misfits Cancel Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Show

The Original Misfits have cancelled their New Year’s Eve show at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The concert, which was also set to feature Circle Jerks and Tiger Army, was unable to move forward “due to an unexpected personal matter.” Misfits issued the following statement:

“It is with regret, that due to an unexpected personal matter, the Misfits are unable to perform our show in Las Vegas on Dec 31st. We look forward to hopefully seeing you at a show in 2023. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.”

Rancid, Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Etc. Set For 2023 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. The event will take place in Las Vegas, NV on May 26-29 and it will feature the following: Rancid, Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, Suicidal Tendencies, The Damned, L7, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmes, Face To Face, GBH, The Exploited, Fishbone, Agnostic Front, Cockney Rejects, The Slackers, Roy Ellis, T.S.O.L., Anti-Heros, Hepcat, Surfbort, The Chisel, CH3, Noi!se, Ultra Bomb, Fea, The Crowd, Sloppy Seconds, End It, Suzi Moon, Svetlanas, Playboy Manbaby, Doki Doki, The Venomous Pinks, Rough Kids, The Dollheads, Dee Skusting & The Rodents, Speed Of Light, Infamous Stiffs, Rat Fuck, The Madam Bombs, and Desert Island Boys.

Former Dead Kennedys Frontman Jello Biafra Pays Tribute To Late Drummer D.H. Peligro

Original Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the band’s late drummer D.H. Peligro. The singer says Peligro “was not just [a] powerful unforgettable drummer, he was a gifted singer, songwriter, guitarist and so much more.”

Biafra said the following:

“Wow. I sure wasn’t expecting this.

I feel like I’ve been hit by a train.

Despite all he’d done to his mind and body, I never thought we would lose him first. He was not just our powerful unforgettable drummer, he was a gifted singer, songwriter, guitarist and so much more. Even behind the drum kit, he had presence. All animal instinct, he never played anything quite the same way twice. He was a born showman.

Clear back in ’79, I got a hot tip on a new CLASH-inspired Punk band called SSI playing at the Deaf Club. As great as those guys played, it was the drummer that stole the show. A free spirited African American force of nature (The Punk scene is always too white),with this shit eating grin, a bandana on his head, and two kick drums (!) singing his ass off to ‘Keep a Knockin’, even sounding like Little Richard, as they closed the show…

Then they disappeared.

In 1981 we needed a new drummer. Somehow Ray found that guy from SSI. Or maybe Darren found him, I was never sure. From the first song, he was solid. Good kick and snare instinct, to make the songs go. At the second audition, he was the one who’d done his homework, so hands down he was in. Ray said he’d learned ‘In-Sight’ from hearing it once in his car on the radio.

Now we had more fire and feel than ever before, and the rest is history. He made the whole band 10 years younger, including all the damn carousing and pranks. Throwing food at passengers all over the plane on the way to Australia til the pilot came back and threatened to arrest him.

In Rome, he and I pulled on all these cables outside the window of a music label office, not realizing we were yanking all these peoples’ TVs off their balconies, and out of their living rooms…

We laughed about a lot of stuff the other guys didn’t. We had our own unique bond. Friends who saw DH with the CHILI PEPPERS at the Hollywood Bowl said he looked so happy up there. He looked so proud. But it was not to be.

When he finally hit bottom, he went clear back to St. Louis to clean up. I was the one who flew out to see him when he got out of rehab. Another friend came down from Chicago, and blew our minds with our first 90 minute baptism of Wesley Willis!…

A year or two later, I was in Chicago working on LARD, and Wesley came over. I called DH, and put Wes on the phone, not telling Darren who he was. When talk shifted to the dangers of high fructose corn syrup, I knew he knew. When I got the phone back, he was laughing his ass off.

When he came north to visit, he’d stay with me; and we grew closer and deeper than ever before. The other guys begged off, and didn’t want to see him. I thought we would truly be brothers for life…

He put together his own band, called PELIGRO of course, with him on guitar and vocals, using a lot of the songs from his 80’s Punk power trio, THE HELLATIONS. Their Alternative Tentacles debut is by far the best solo album by any of the ex-DKs. Like ‘Fresh Fruit..’ gone BAD BRAINS, in the best possible way. He had now spread his wings as a full fledged leader and songwriter. But more was not to be…

I still think they could have become so much more when they regrouped, than a 20+ year tribute band. They could have gotten a new drummer, Jon Lieb, maybe; and made DH the new frontman, on vocals, second guitar, spice up his songs, and more. Aim high and do it right, with a new name, new sound, and a whole new identity. Like the class way BAUHAUS morphed into LOVE AND ROCKETS, post Peter Murphy. That could have been such a good band. Damn. I get goose bumps just thinking about it.

So I hope Peligro is up there somewhere, getting his headbutts from Wesley at last. Forever free from any hellrides from high fructose corn syrup.

With much love and respect, Jello Biafra”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dead Kennedys Drummer D.H. Peligro Passes Away

Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro has sadly passed away at the age of 63. The band commented:

“Dead Kennedys’ drummer D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley) passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday, October 28th. Police on the scene stated that he died from trauma to the head caused by an accidental fall. Arrangements are pending and will be announced in the coming days. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort.”

Avenged Sevenfold Members Share Cover Of Misfits’ “Last Caress”

Avenged Sevenfold’s Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, and Brooks Wackerman have shared a new cover of Misfits’ “Last Caress.” The group said the following about that:

“Hello Boils and Ghouls. Last year a few of us gave you a cover of ‘Hybrid Moments‘ by the Misfits. We had so much fun that we wanted to keep the tradition alive this Halloween with one ‘Last Caress’. Beware…”

NOFX’s Fat Mike To Open Punk Rock Museum In Las Vegas, NV

According to Spin. NOFX’s Mike “Fat Mike” Burkett will be opening a 12,000-square-foot Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, NV on January 13. The facility will feature items from Debbie Harry, Devo, Rise Against, Sum 41, and more. It will also include various interactive exhibits.

Burkett recruited a 10-person “punk-rock collective” to create this “church of punk rock.” It included musicians and investors such as Pat Smear (Foo Fighters), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion), Kevin Lyman, (Vans Warped Tour), and pro-skater Tony Hawk. Burkett said the following:

“If you’re a punk band, you’re fucking in. It’s that simple.”

“We want people to come from Indonesia and see the flier of their band on the wall. You know how proud they would feel? I want anyone in a punk band around the world to have that opportunity.”

Vinnie Fiorello (ex-Less Than Jake) also commented:

“This is a love letter to punk rock. We want to show this common passion amongst so many different people for this form of music.”

Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise) added:

“[Punk] becomes the soundtrack of your life. It’s such a dedicated fanbase and these people are in it for fucking life. When people get into punk rock, they really sink their teeth into it and don’t let go. We wanted to create a place for these people and for people who don’t know much about it.”

Green Day, Blink-182, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Etc. Set For 2023 When We Were Young Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2023 When We Were Young Festival. The event will take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, NV on October 21 and it will feature: Green Day, Blink-182, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Good Charlotte, Rise Against, Yellowcard, Sum 41, Simple Plan, New Found Glory, 5 Seconds Of Summer, All Time Low, Pierce The Veil, Thrice, Something Corporate, Gym Class Heroes, Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything, Michelle Branch, Saves The Day, MxPx, The Academy Is…, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Finch, Movements, Waterparks, Relient K, Goldfinger, Beach Bunny, Joyce Manor, AJJ, The Ataris, Plain White T’s, The Front Bottoms, The Wrecks, Citizen, The Veronicas, Zebrahead, Set It Off, No Pressure, Tiger’s Jaw, Hot Mulligan, Lit, Ekkstacy, Knuckle Puck, Kenny Hoopla, Fenix TX, Games We Play, Magnolia Park, and Jean Dawson.

Misfits Announce Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Show

The Original Misfits will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with a special show in Las Vegas, NV. The event will take place at the Michelob Ultra Arena on December 31 and it will also feature performances from Circle Jerks and Tiger Army. Fans can get presale tickets tomorrow (October 5) by using the code “HELLVEGAS” at AXS.com. The general sale will launch on October 7.

NOFX’s Fat Mike: “Next Year Will Be Our Last Year”

It looks like NOFX are planning to call it quits next year. Frontman Fat Mike confirmed the news while replying to a Canadian fan on Instagram.

“Actually, We love Canada, it’s just that next year will be our last year. We will be announcing our final shows soon. It’s been an amazing run….”

He also told another fan that the band’s final show will take place in Los Angels, CA:

“Los Angeles will be the last place we play. It’s where we started, it’s where we’ll end.”

[via Spin]