Green Day Premiere “Back In The USA” Music Video

Green Day have premiered a new video for their new song “Back In The USA.” This track comes with the band’s new greatest hits collection, “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band,” which will be released tomorrow (November 17). The effort, which got its name from the time Stephen Colbert introduced them as “God’s favorite band” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” comes with 20 hits, as a well as “Back In The USA” and a new version of “Ordinary World” with guest vocals from Miranda Lambert.

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Listen To Full “xXx Presents: Still Having Their Say” Compilation

Mike Gitter’s “xXx Fanzine” re-release, “xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties,” will officially be released tomorrow (November 10), and Loudwire are streaming the 12″ companion album with various punk/hardcore covers in full. The re-release will come with articles from the original magazine, “then and now” interviews, and more.

Track Listing For Companion Album:

01. Strife – “Who Are You?” (Void cover)
02. Done Dying – “Blending In” (Government Issue cover)
03. letlive. – “Fix Me” (Black Flag cover)
04. Trial – “Money” (Embrace cover)
05. H2O – “Safe” (Dag Nasty cover)
06. Nomads – “How When Where” / “The Eliminator” (Crucifix / Agnostic Front cover)
07. Walter Schriefels – “Society Suckers” (Agnostic Front cover)
08. Tombs – “Kiss Of Steel” (Samhain cover)
09. Voivod – “Man In The Trees” (Die Kreuzen cover)
10. Aeges – “Hungry Child” (Corrosion Of Conformity cover)
11. Last Light – “A Wish To Dream” (Uniform Choice cover)
12. Fuck You Pay Me – “Religious Wars” (Subhumans cover)
13. Jesse Leech – “Salad Days” (Minor Threat cover)
14. Shai Hulud – “Raw Power” (Raw Power cover)
15. True Rivals – “Coolidge” (Descendents cover)
16. Fu Manchu – “When The Shit Hits The Fan” (Circle Jerks cover)
17. Gallows – “The Possibility Of Life’s Destruction” (Discharge cover)
18. American Nightmare – “It’s The Limit” (Cro-Mags cover)
19. Riverboat Gamblers – “Hate The Police” (The Dicks cover)

Listen To Jesse Leach’s (Killswitch Engage) Cover Of Minor Threat’s “Salad Days”

Jesse Leach’s (Killswitch Engage) cover of Minor Threat’s “Salad Days” is now available to hear below. The track is featured on the 12″ companion album that comes with “xXx Fanzine” re-release called “xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties.” That will be released on November 10, and it come with articles from the original magazine, “then and now” interviews, and more. Leach commented on his cover:

“I did a mellow punky reggae cover of Minor Threats “Salad Days” for this comp for my dude Mike Gitter. it was recorded a few years ago in my lo-fi home studio (hence the noisy recording) and I think it came out pretty rad!”

[via Revolver]

Anti-Flag, Stray From The Path, The White Noise, & Sharptooth Announce 2018 Tour

Anti-Flag, Stray From The Path, The White Noise, and Sharptooth will be heading out on the “‘Silence=Violence Tour” next year. You can find the dates for that below. Anti-Flag’s new album “American Fall“ will be available on November 3.

Anti-Flag commented:

“The mission of the Trump regime has been clear from day one, the normalization of bigotry. Dangerous rhetoric has become dangerous policy that has put countless in harms way. It is the responsibility of all to be on the side of the marginalized and scapegoated and that is the aim of the Silence=Violence Tour.

No longer can we allow people to sit on the sidelines in the fight for social and economic justice. Inaction makes you complicit. If oppressed people demanding space and dignity in our society is what is making you uncomfortable, perhaps it is because you are a bigot or fascist? We must spread empathy, not apathy. Our aim is to do that at every show we play across the US.

Our society can maintain a status quo of violence and hatred, go back to masking that same hatred and violence in neoliberal wrapping paper, or forge a new society that is inclusive, egalitarian and just for all. It is our optimistic view, even in these dark times, that the latter is within reach.

Each band on this tour is predicated upon an ethic of caring about more than just themselves. To carve out a few hours in a day, in each city, where we can be comfortable in our own skin… free from racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia, bigotry of any kind… this is not an opportunity that any of us tread upon lightly. We’re excited to throw these small celebrations of unity in hopes that it can leave all that attend with a sense of community and organization that will help fuel our collective ability to create positive change and leave things better than we found them.”

Tour Dates:

01/16 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
01/17 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
01/18 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
01/19 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
01/20 Denver, CO – The Summit
01/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
01/23 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
01/24 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
01/26 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
01/27 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
01/28 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
01/30 San Diego, CA – Soma
01/31 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
02/02 Austin, TX – Mohawk
02/03 Houston, TX – Walters
02/04 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
02/06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/07 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
02/08 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
02/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
02/10 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
02/11 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

Green Day To Release “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band” In November

Green Day will be releasing a new greatest hits collection titled “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band” on November 17. The effort, which got its name from the time Stephen Colbert introduced them as “God’s favorite band” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” will come with 20 hits, as a well as a new song titled “Back in the USA” and a new version of “Ordinary World” with guest vocals from Miranda Lambert. Preorders are available HERE.

“Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band” Track Listing:

01. “2000 Light Years Away”
02. “Longview”
03. “Welcome to Paradise”
04. “Basket Case”
05. “When I Come Around”
06. “She”
07. “Brain Stew”
08. “Hitchin’ a Ride”
09. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”
10. “Minority”
11. “Warning”
12. “American Idiot”
13. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
14. “Holiday”
15. “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
16. “Know Your Enemy”
17. “21 Guns”
18. “Oh Love”
19. “Bang Bang”
20. “Still Breathing”
21. “Ordinary World” (feat Miranda Lambert)
22. “Back in the USA”

Concert Review: Sublime With Rome, The Offspring, & The Menzingers In Mountain View, CA

Last night (September 27), I attended the Sublime With Rome, The Offspring, and The Menzingers concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, and it was an awesome show.

The Menzingers opened up the show with a cool set. The Pennsylvanian natives were a good opening act, and it was worth getting there early to see the group. A highlight from their set was “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore.”

Then it was time for The Offspring, the main reason I attended the show. The punk rockers kicked off their set by blasting into “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid.” After that, it was just hit after hit. In fact, the group played nearly every song on their greatest hits album, along with a few extra tracks thrown in. The group were very energetic and were able to keep the crowd dancing and singing along the entire time. Frontman Dexter Holland’s humorous stage banter helped keep things interesting as well. Highlights from their set included: “Want You Bad,” “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy),” “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” and “Self Esteem.”

After The Offspring, Sublime With Rome took the stage. Admittedly, I was unsure about watching Sublime songs performed live without the late Bradley Nowell, but the group put on a great show. Rome Ramirez’s vocals worked well with the reggae infused rock tracks the band was known for, and it was interesting to see his take on them. The band opened with “Date Rape” and followed that up with numerous other classics, along with a couple of Sublime With Rome originals like “Murdera.” All in all, their set was entertaining and helped keep Nowell’s music alive in a sense. Highlights included: “Doin’ Time,” “What I Got,” which featured a guest spot from Noodles (The Offspring), and “Santeria.”