Circle Jerks Add More Dates To Upcoming North American Tour

Circle Jerks have added more dates to their upcoming North American tour. Negative Approach will join the band on the full run. Adolescents, Municipal Waste, 7Seconds, and The Bouncing Souls will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

2021:

With Adolescents and Negative Approach:

10/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
10/29 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren

With Municipal Waste and Negative Approach::

12/10 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
12/11 Norfolk, VA – Norva
12/12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
12/14 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
12/15 Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
12/17 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
12/18 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
12/19 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

2022:

With Adolescents and Negative Approach:

02/18 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
02/19 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
02/20 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
02/22 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
02/23 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
02/25 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
02/26 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/27 Reno, NV – Clutch Cargo
03/01 Boise. ID – Knitting Factory
03/02 Bend, OR – Midtown
03/04 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
03/05 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
03/06 Portland, OR – Roseland

With 7Seconds and Negative Approach:

03/17 Salt Lake CIty, UT – Grand Room Complex
03/19 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
03/21 Lawrence, KS – Granada
03/22 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
03/24 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
03/25 Chicago, IL – The Vic
03/26 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/28 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
03/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
03/30 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
04/01 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
04/02 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/03 Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial Bell
04/05 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
04/07 Boston, MA – Paradise
04/08 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
04/09 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
04/14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
04/16 Washington DC – Black Cat
04/19 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
04/21 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
04/22 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/23 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s Uptown
04/26 Austin, TX – Mohawk
04/29 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
04/30 Houston, TX – White Oak
05/01 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
05/13 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium (with The Bouncing Souls)

Avenged Sevenfold Members Share Cover Of Misfits’ “Hybrid Moments”

Avenged Sevenfold’s Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, and Brooks Wackerman have shared a cover of Misfits’ “Hybrid Moments.” You can check that out below. Zacky Vengeance said the following about the track:

“We wanted to have a little fun with you to kick off the Halloween Season. Brooks wanted to do a Misfits song. I wanted to paint my face like KISS and call ourselves the KISSFits and Johnny wanted to drink and walk around town dressed like a skeleton. I forgot to paint my face like KISS. We still kept it punk rock and spooky for ya! Enjoy!! -ZV”

Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten Loses Legal Battle To Stop Band’s Music From Being Used In “Pistol” Miniseries

Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook previously filed a lawsuit against singer John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) over the right to use the band’s music in “Pistol,” a new miniseries based on Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.” Now, it has been revealed that Lydon has officially lost the legal battle.

Jones and Cook’s lawyer Edmund Cullen previously told a judge at the High Court in London that the band have an agreement that allows them to use songs on a “majority rules basis” and that they have the support of bassist Glen Matlock and the estate of the late Sid Vicious. However, Lydon claimed that the agreement had not been applied since it was signed more than two decades ago and that “all decisions” regarding the band’s music and imagery had to be “unanimous.”

Despite Lydon’s assertions, Judge Sir Anthony Mann ruled that the contract is valid and active. He also mentioned that the frontman “had actually signed away his power to control the use of music rights” to publishing and music companies like Warner Chappell Music and BMG and that he retained “only qualified rights of approval which could be overridden if he was being unreasonable.” The judge also added:

“It may be that those companies, for their own reasons, chose to seek his permission from time to time, but ultimately they could act as they saw fit.”

Jones and Cook also issued a statement to the Press Association:

“We welcome the court’s ruling in this case. It brings clarity to our decision-making and upholds the band members’ agreement on collective decision-making. It has not been a pleasant experience, but we believe it was necessary to allow us to move forward and hopefully work together in the future with better relations.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten Likens Agreement He Signed With Other Members To “Slave Labor”

As previously reported, Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook have filed a lawsuit against singer John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) over the right to use the band’s music in “Pistol,” a new miniseries based on Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.” Now, Lydon has fired back by referring to the band’s 1998 agreement as “a total trap or prison” and likening it to “slave labor.”

Jones and Cook’s lawyer Edmund Cullen previously told a judge at the High Court in London that the aforementioned agreement allows members of the group to use songs on a “majority rules basis” and that they have the support of bassist Glen Matlock and the estate of the late Sid Vicious. However, Lydon claimed that the other members of the band needed his permission to use their music. His lawyer Mark Cunningham also noted that Jones’ memoir portrayed the singer “in a hostile and unflattering light.”

Lydon has since commented further during a court appearance today (July 21):

“I care very much about this band and its reputation and its quality control and I will always have a say if I think anything is being done to harm or damage [it].

I don’t want anything I’m involved in to victimize any one of us. It would destroy the whole point and purpose of the band and so I don’t understand the [bandmember agreement]… I don’t remember signing it.

You can’t let your history be rewritten for us by a complete stranger with no interest in it. This is my life here. This is my history. I didn’t write these songs [for them] to be given off to nonsense.”

According to BBC News, the frontman also added that the agreement had not been applied since it was signed and that “all decisions” regarding the group’s music and imagery were previously made with “unanimous” agreement. He continued:

“I don’t understand how Steve and Paul think they have the right to insist that I do something that I so morally heart-and-soul disagree with without any involvement.

My fear is that they’re demanding that I agree to sign over the rights to a drama documentary that I am not allowed any access to.

I don’t think the [bandmember agreement] applies. I didn’t ask for this court case, it was brought to me, so I will naturally defend myself.

There is no point in me being here or ever was if it is the case that I can just be completely outvoted by the vested interests of all in one management camp.”

Earlier this week, Cook also told the court that the group had “always wanted to work harmoniously,” but were forced to take legal action against Lydon, so their music can be used in the aforementioned series. He went on to say that Lydon “can be a difficult character and always likes to feel that he has control.” Cook also added that the “majority rules agreement” was never used before because he “thought that [their] relationship with John would get worse” if they evoked it. He continued:

“Maybe Steve and I have been too nice to John over the years in trying to maintain good relations and that we should have been tougher.

I am unhappy that he would behave like this over an important personal project for Steve, particularly as we have always backed his personal projects.”

The news of the lawsuit broke after Lydon slammed the series, which he called “disrespectful.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Circle Jerks Announce North American Tour With Adolescents, Municipal Waste, & Negative Approach

Circle Jerks have announced a headlining North American tour. Adolescents, Municipal Waste, and Negative Approach will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

2021:

09/05 Pioneertown, CA, – Pappy & Harriet’s (with Negative Approach)
09/17 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest 2021
09/25 Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival
10/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
10/29 Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
12/10 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (with Municipal Waste and Negative Approach)
12/11 Norfolk, VA – Norva (with Municipal Waste and Negative Approach)
12/12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (with Municipal Waste and Negative Approach)
12/14 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club (with Municipal Waste and Negative Approach)
12/15 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits (with Municipal Waste and Negative Approach)
12/17 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live (with Municipal Waste and Negative Approach)
12/18 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live (with Municipal Waste and Negative Approach)
12/19 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (with Municipal Waste and Negative Approach)

2022:

02/18 San Diego, CA – The Observatory (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
02/19 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
02/20 Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theater (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
02/22 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
02/23 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
02/25 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
02/26 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
02/27 Reno, NV – Cargo Concert Hall (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
03/01 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (with Negative Approach)
03/02 Bend, OR – Midtown (with Negative Approach)
03/04 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (with Adolescents)
03/05 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
03/06 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater (with Adolescents and Negative Approach)
03/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (with Negative Approach)
03/19 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (with Negative Approach)
03/21 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck (with Negative Approach)
03/22 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag (with Negative Approach)
04/07 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club (with Negative Approach)
04/16 Washington, DC – Black Cat (with Negative Approach)
04/29 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger (with Negative Approach)
04/30 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (with Negative Approach)
05/01 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (with Negative Approach)

Johnny Rotten Sued By Two Members Of Sex Pistols Over Song Rights

According to NBC News, Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook have filed a lawsuit against singer John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) over the right to use the band’s music in “Pistol,” a new miniseries based on Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.” This news comes after Lydon previously blasted the biopic, calling it “disrespectful.” Jones and Cook’s lawyer Edmund Cullen told a judge at the High Court in London that the band have an agreement that allows them to use songs on a “majority rules basis” and that they have the support of bassist Glen Matlock and the estate of the late Sid Vicious. For his part, Lydon says that the other members of the band need his permission to use the music. His lawyer, Mark Cunningham, also noted that Jones’ memoir portrayed the singer “in a hostile and unflattering light.”

NOFX Premiere Animated Video For “The Big Drag”

NOFX have premiered an animated video for their song “The Big Drag.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Single Album.“ Fat Mike commented:

“I’m more excited than… a very excited person would be about this video! Why? Firstly, because I didn’t have to do anything but write the song. I asked the Mad Twins from the Ukraine to choose a song from our album to make a video for. They said it would have to be ‘The Big Drag.’ They wanted something very dark… They wrote the treatment for it, and I was blown away. It’s nothing that I would have ever thought of. Well, I threw in a couple of things. They said it would take them six months of working 10 hours a day to finish it… They also said it sucks balls to live in the Ukraine during COVID in the winter. Well, they finished it in five months!!!! And wow!!!!! They fucking killed!!!”

Bad Religion & Alkaline Trio Announce Rescheduled Dates For Their Co-Headlining Tour

Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio have officially announced the rescheduled dates for their co-headlining tour. The trek is now scheduled to take place this fall with War On Women set to open.

Tour Dates:

10/15 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/16 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/17 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre
10/19 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/20 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
10/22 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10/23 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live!
10/24 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Café
10/26 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
10/29 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/30 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/31 Asbury Park, NJ – Convention Hall
11/03 Richmond, VA – The National
11/05 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
11/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/07 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
11/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/10 Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE! – Indoor Music Hall
11/12 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/13 Chicago, IL – Radius
11/14 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
11/16 Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
11/17 Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/19 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
11/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
11/22 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
11/23 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
11/24 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
11/26 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

NOFX Announce 2021 Denver, CO And Worcester, MA Punk In Drublic Festivals

NOFX have announced two Punk In Drublic festivals. One will be held at Sculpture Park in Denver, CO on July 17, while the other will be held at The Paladium Outdoors in Worcester, MA on September 25. Here’s the lineups:

July 17 (Denver, CO): NOFX, Less Than Jake, Sick of It All, Get Dead, and Potato Pirates.

September 25 (Worcester, MA): NOFX, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pennywise, and Get Dead.

Furthermore, both events will also “feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings.”

Dropkick Murphys And Rancid Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Dropkick Murphys and Rancid have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. The Bronx will open on most dates.

Tour Dates:

08/10 Waite Park, MN – The Ledge Amphitheater
08/11 Kansas City, MO – Grinders
08/13 Lincoln, NE – Lincoln on the Streets
08/14 Wichita, KS – Wave
08/15 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Outside
08/17 Washington, PA – Wild Things Park
08/18 Cincinnati, OH – Smale Park
08/20 Gilford, NH – Bank of N.H. Pavilion
08/21 Worcester, MA – The Palladium Outdoors
08/22 Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater
08/23 Columbus, OH – Express Live
08/25 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live
08/27 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
08/28 New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
08/31 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Music Center
09/01 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford H.C. Amphitheater
09/18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/24 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater (no The Bronx)
09/25 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Civic Center (no The Bronx)
09/27 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street
09/28 Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Trust Theatre
09/29 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo
10/01 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom Outdoors
10/02 Sandy, UT – U of U Health Plaza
10/04 Nampa, IN – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
10/05 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
10/07 Palo Alto, CA – Frost Amphitheater
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10/09 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory OC Festival Grounds
10/10 San Diego, CA – Petco Park San Diego
10/12 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
10/13 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles
10/15 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin Hotels Theater
10/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine

Rancid’s Tim Armstrong commented:

“Looking forward to hitting the road with the Dropkick Murphys again for the second edition of our ‘Boston To Berkeley’ tour. Our good buddies The Bronx will be joining us on tour as well. See ya in the pit!”

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey added:

“Can’t wait to get back out there and kick the touring door open again. This is a great lineup and we are gonna take the country by storm.”