Circle Jerks Announce Rescheduled North American Dates

Circle Jerks have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour. Notably, the band will be joined by Descendents, The Bouncing Souls, 7Seconds, and Negative Approach at select shows.

Tour Dates:

with The Bouncing Souls, 7Seconds, & Negative Approach

05/11 Pomona, CA – Glass House
05/13 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

with Negative Approach

06/22 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
06/24 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
06/25 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

with 7Seconds & Negative Approach

07/01 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
07/02 Seattle, WA – Showbox @ Market
07/03 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (no Negative Approach)
07/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
07/08 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
07/09 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
07/11 Richmond, VA -The Broadberry
07/12 Washington, DC – Black Cat
07/13 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
07/15 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
07/16 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
07/17 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
07/20 Asheville, NC -The Orange Peel
07/21 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
07/22 Atlanta, GA -The Masquerade
07/24 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s Uptown

Circle Jerks:

08/20 Greenwood Willage, CO – PID & Fiddler’s Green
08/25 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre (feat. Descendents)
08/26 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre (feat. Descendents)
08/27 Pasadena, CA – This Ain’t No Picnic

with Negative Approach

09/01 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
09/02 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
09/03 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
09/05 Austin, TX – Mohawk
09/06 Austin, TX – Mohawk

Sex Pistols To Re-Release “God Save The Queen” Single

The Sex Pistols will be re-releasing “God Save The Queen” on May 27 ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The single was originally released in 1977 around the time of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and the controversy surrounding it led to the band being dropped by A&M. The label also destroyed 25,000 copies of the single, making the remaining copies rare collectibles. After the group were dropped by A&M, they signed with Virgin Records to officially release the track. Despite being banned by the BBC, it reached No. 1 on the U.K.’s NME chart. It also hit No. 2 on the U.K. Singles chart, but rumors suggest that the ranking was manipulated to keep it off the top spot. The A&M version of the reissue will include the b-side “No Feeling” and it will be limited to 1,977 copies. The Virgin Records version will include the b-side “Did You No Wrong” and it will be limited to 4,000 copies.

Watch Trailer For New Sex Pistols Limited Series “Pistol”

A new trailer has been shared for the upcoming Sex Pistols series “Pistol.” The six-episode show, which is based on guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol,” will debut on May 31. Fans in the U.S. will be able to watch the series on Hulu, while fans in the U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore will be able to watch it on Disney+.

Bad Religion, Descendents, Pennywise, Etc. Set For 2022 Four Chord Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Four Chord Music Festival. The event will take place at Wild Things Park in Pittsburgh, PA on September 9-10 and it will feature the following:

September 9: Bad Religion, Descendents, Pennywise, Silverstein, The Amity Affliction, Story Of The Year, Lagwagon, H2O, I Am The Avalanche, Destroy Boys, The Bombpops, Surfbort, Keep Flying, Summer Years, and Don’t Panic.

September 10: All Time Low, Jimmy Eat World, The Story So Far, The Starting Line, The Maine, Mom Jeans, Games We Play, Eternal Boy, Angel Du$t, Patent Pending, Cherie Amour, and Look Out Loretta.

Circle Jerks Postpone Immediate Live Shows After Singer Keith Morris Tests Positive For COVID-19

Circle Jerks have postponed their immediate live shows due to singer Keith Morris testing positive for COVID-19. The band will return to the stage on April 26 in Austin, TX.

The band issued the following statement:

“💔 We had hoped it wouldn’t come to this, but our fearless singer, our dude, Keith Morris, is headed home to rest for 10 days as he recovers from COVID-19. This will not stop Keith! You have no idea how ecstatic we are to be on tour for the first time in 15 years. Seeing your excitement every night has made it all worth it. Thank you! We plan to announce all rescheduled shows in the next week or two. And we will start the tour again on Tuesday, April 26th in Austin for two nights at the Mohawk. Get ready, Texas!

This postponement is the reality of touring in 2022, but it does not take away how financially crippling it is for everyone involved – especially our good friends and supporting bands, @official7seconds & Negative Approach (@realjohnbrannon). We are selling silk screened posters signed by Keith Morris, John Brannon, & Kevin Seconds in our online shop. All profits from this and the North American Flyer T-Shirt will be split equally between the three bands. If you want to support this tour, this is the best way to do it. Link in bio.

We will continue to provide updates on Keith and all things Circle Jerks on our socials. We wish Keith a speedy recovery and cannot wait to see you all soon ❤️”

“Sex Pistols: The Original Recordings” To Be Released In May

A new Sex Pistols compilation, titled “Sex Pistols: The Original Recordings,” is set to be released on May 27. The effort will feature 20 tracks that were recorded between 1976 and 1978.

“Sex Pistols: The Original Recordings” Track Listing:

01. “Pretty Vacant”
02. “God Save the Queen”
03. “Bodies”
04. “No Feelings”
05. “I Wanna Be Me”
06. “Anarchy in the U.K.”
07. “Submission”
08. “No Fun”
09. “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone”
10. “Holidays in the Sun”
11. “New York”
12. “Problems”
13. “Lonely Boy”
14. “Silly Thing’
15. “Something Else”
16. “C’Mon Everybody’
17. “Satellite’
18. “Did You No Wrong”
19. “Substitute’
20. “My Way”

Unsurprisingly, John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) has already taken issue with the compilation. He posted the following statement on Facebook:

“Universal Music Group have announced the release of a new Sex Pistols compilation entitled ‘The Original Recordings’. For the avoidance of any doubt, John Lydon has not approved this compilation and does not endorse or support it. He has not approved the artwork or tracklisting.

He and his team were not involved in producing this compilation and consider it substandard compared to previous Universal releases since 2012.”

Release Date Revealed For Sex Pistols’ New Limited Series “Pistol”

“Pistol,” the six-episode limited series based on Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol,” is officially set to debut on May 31. Fans in the U.S. will be able to watch the show on Hulu, while fans in the U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore will able to watch it on Disney+.

The series was directed by Danny Boyle and written by Craig Pearce and Frank Cottrell Boyce. Jones, Boyle and Pearce also serve as executive producers on the series alongside Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata, Tracey Seaward, Paul Lee, Hope Hartman, and Wiip. Boyle commented:

“Imagine breaking into the world of ‘The Crown’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent. This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever. It is the detonation point for British street culture…where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion…and everyone had to watch and listen…and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols. At its center was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac — a hero for the times — Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there.”

Further information was also shared [via Blabbermouth]:

“Anchored by Jones’s memoir, which offers a fascinating new perspective on one of rock’s greatest ever stories, “Pistol” moves from West London’s council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of “Never Mind The Bollocks”, which is frequently listed as one of the most influential albums of all time. Their single “God Save The Queen” was banned by the BBC and reached No. 1 on the U.K.’s NME chart, but appeared at No. 2 on the official U.K. singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot. For the only time in chart history, the track was listed as a blank, to avoid offence to the monarchy.

“Pistol” stars Toby Wallace (“Babyteeth”, “Acute Misfortune”) as Steve Jones, Anson Boon (“Crawl”, “1917”, “Blackbird”) as John Lydon, Louis Partridge (“Enola Holmes”, “Medici”) as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel (“The Serpent”, “NYPD Blue”) as Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn (“Derry Girls”) as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler (“Don’t Worry Darling”) as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton (“The Witcher”, “Traitors”) as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams (“Game Of Thrones”) as punk icon Jordan.”

NOFX Members Cover Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law” For Liquid Death Super Bowl Commercial

If you missed it, a Liquid Death commercial aired during the Super Bowl yesterday (February 13) and it featured a cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law.” The track was recorded by NOFX’s Fat Mike and El Hefe and it can be heard in the below ad:

Circle Jerks Announce “Wild In The Streets” Reissue

Circle Jerks will be reissuing their 1982 album “Wild In The Streets” on February 18. The effort has been remastered by Pete Lyman and it will also come with some bonus live tracks from a 1982 show at the Elite Club in San Francisco, CA and a 20-page, full-color 12-by-12-inch booklet featuring photos, flyers, and an essay by journalist Chris Morris. A new video for the title track can be found below. Director Atiba Jefferson commented:

“I grew up on ‘Wild In The Streets’, so to be asked to direct this video was a huge honor. I wanted to capture and preserve 40 years of history but also celebrate 40 years of punk rock and skateboarding history.”

“Wild In The Streets” Deluxe Reissue Track Listing:

01. “Wild In The Streets”
02. “Leave Me Alone”
03. “Stars And Stripes”
04. “86’d (Good As Gone)”
05. “Meet The Press”
06. “Trapped”
07. “Murder The Disturbed”
08. “Letterbomb”
09. “Question Authority”
10. “Defamation Innuendo”
11. “Moral Majority”
12. “Forced Labor”
13. “Political Stu”
14. “Just Like Me”
15. “Put A Little Love In Your Heart”

Bonus Tracks:

01. “Letter Bomb” (Live ’82)
02. “Wild In The Streets” (Live ’82)
03. “Stars And Stripes” (Live ’82)