Misfits Announce Summer U.S. Shows

The Original Misfits have announced some summer headlining shows. Here’s the dates:

06/24 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds (with Megadeth and Fear)
07/08 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (with The Gaslight Anthem and Fear)
07/15 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre (with AFI and Fear)

Second Day Added To 2023 When We Were Young Festival

This year’s When We Were Young Festival has now been expanded to two days. The event will now take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, NV on October 21-22 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.

NOFX Announce Initial Dates For Their Farewell Tour

NOFX have announced the first set of dates for their farewell tour. The trek, which will also serve as a 40th anniversary tour, will find the band playing 40-song sets in 40 cities. Here’s the initial dates:

04/22-23 Austin, TX – Carson Creek Ranch (campout)
05/13 San Diego, CA – TBA
05/19-20 Barcelona, SPA – TBA
06/02 Linz, AUT – TBA
06/24-25 Columbus, OH – TBA (campout)
06/22-23 Tacoma, WA – TBA
09/16 San Francisco, CA – TBA
09/30 St. Petersburg, FL – TBA

NOFX’s Fat Mike commented:

“This is not a final tour like Mötley Crüe or Black Sabbath… These are the very last shows NOFX will ever be playing. We are gonna play with all our hearts…With all our joy…And then we are done. We are done done.”

Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, Etc. Set For 2023 Punk In The Park Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Punk In The Park festival. The event will take place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA on March 25 and it will feature: Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, Strung Out, Fear, Manic Hispanic, Dwarves, The Bronx, Drain, Deviates, Slaughterhouse, and Raptors.

The Punk Rock Museum To Open In Las Vegas In March

The Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, NV is now set to open on March 10. The exhibit, which was conceptualized by NOFX’s Fat Mike, will be “located at 1422 Western Ave. next to a strip club in a gritty industrial area between the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown.”

The following statement was issued regarding the new opening date and upcoming guided tours:

“We have two huge announcements! Our new opening date is March 10th, 2023 with single day tickets available in January. Also the news that starting in April you can book a guided tour and hear the history directly from the legends of punk rock!

Now is your chance to hear about the first Germs shows from Don Bolles, walk with Roger Miret from Agnostic Front as he tells them about living in a van in the Lower East Side in the early 80s, and hear about the crazy meteoric rise to fame from Noodles of The Offspring. Everyone who books one of these tours will hear stories no one else has heard before, from the people who lived them.

Some of the confirmed tour guides include:

• Louiche Mayorga from Suicidal Tendencies
• Noodles from The Offspring
• Stacey Dee from Bad Cop/Bad Cop
• Don Bolles from The Germs/45 Graves
• Angelo Moore from Fishbone
• Greg Hetson from Circle Jerks/Punk Rock Karaoke
• Warren Fitzgerald from The Vandals
• Pete Koller from Sick Of It All
• Smelly from NOFX
• Roger Miret from Agnostic Front
• Joe Escalante from The Vandals
• Linh Le from Bad Cop/Bad Cop
• Intruder Blue from Masked Intruder
• Scott Shiflett from Face To Face
• Paddy Costello from Dillinger Four
• Zach Blair from Rise Against

Many others will be announced soon”

Watch Rotting Out Cover Pennywise’s “Bro Hymn” With Fletcher Dragge

During their December 17 set at the For The Children benefit concert in Los Angeles, CA, Rotting Out were joined onstage by Pennywise’s Fletcher Dragge for a cover of “Bro Hymn.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

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.”