Pete Davidson To Play Joey Ramone In Upcoming Netflix Biopic

Netflix and STXfilms have teamed up to develop and produce a new biopic focusing on late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone. The film is called “I Slept With Joey Ramone” and it will be based on the book of the same name, which was written by the musician’s brother Mickey Leigh. The movie is set to be directed by Jason Orley and it will star Pete Davidson (“Saturday Night Live”).

Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms, commented:

“When you share a bed with someone — and not just a bed, but a childhood, a family, and a lifetime — you know that person better than anybody else. Mickey Leigh not only collaborated with his big brother’s band — he has irreplaceable memories of and insights into Joey Ramone, having supported him when no one else would and witnessed him overcome adversity in the most dramatic way.”

He also added:

“‘I Slept With Joey Ramone’ is a great rock anthem that will make an equally great rock biopic, set apart by a universal story of family.

Pete is perfect for this role and we’re excited he and Jason will be bringing this icon of rock to life and thrilled to be collaborating once again with our friends at Netflix.”

The film is being made in cooperation with Joey Ramone’s estate and Leigh will serve as an executive producer. Release details are still pending.

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Etc. Featured In “Punk Rock & Paintbrushes” Art Book

Punk Rock & Paintbrushes will be releasing a new coffee table art book titled “Punk Rock & Paintbrushes: The Insides Of Artists Written By Outsiders” on April 15. The book, which was co-created by Emily T. Nielsen (Punk Rock & Paintbrushes) and Warren Fitzgerald (The Vandals), can be pre-ordered HERE.

Here’s the artists and chapters featured in the book:

* Tim Armstrong: Punk, Passion & Paint
* Chali 2na: Manphibian Missions
* Jason Cruz: Screaming Smoke and Paintings Sung in the Key of A Minor
* Natalia Fabia: Lady Painter
* Sarah & Eric Melvin: A Couple That Paints Together
* Mark deSalvo: Leftover Liner Notes
* Steve Caballero: Skate and Create
* Paul Kobriger: The Footprint of Humans as Told Through a Ball Point Pen
* Carla Harvey: Sex & Transgressions
* Charlie Benante: Persistence Gets Surreal
* Chris Shary & Lori Herbst: Folie a Deux
* Christian Hosoi: Unrestricted Expression
* Jim Lindberg: Every Single Day
* Brent Broza: Time For a Change
* Danielle Donohue: The Great Gatsby or the GREATEST Gatsby???
* Dan Smith: Heart and Soul
* Olya & Vira – Mad Twins: Twins of Madness
* Matt Hensley: Under Pressure
* Jason Adams: Destination Nowheresville USA
* Jennie Cotterill: Bad Cop, Good Cake
* Tokyo Hiro: From Taboo to Tattoo
* Mike Gallo: My Life. My Way Everyday
* Shawn Foley: Chaotic Ambition
* Brian Bent: Bent Not Broken
* Soma Snakeoil: DominARTrix: Intersection of Sex, Art & Politics
* Warren Fitzgerald: An All Access Sanctuary of Self Expression & Autonomy

[via Blabbermouth]

Devo, NOFX, Circle Jerks, Etc. Set For 2021 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. If the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t impact the event, it will be held in Downtown Las Vegas on September 24-26 and it will feature the following: Devo, NOFX, Circle Jerks, Streetlight Manifesto, Lunachicks, Propagandhi, Municipal Waste, The Lawrence Arms, Anti-Flag, The Bronx, Roy Ellis, The Aggrolites, Youth Brigade, Good Riddance, H09909, Plague Vendor, Pears, Bishops Green, Bridge City Sinners, and The Last Gang.

The Offspring Offer Update On Their New Album

The Offspring have shared a new update regarding their upcoming album. Dexter Holland said the following:

“We’re putting out a record. It’s finished, it’s done, it’s in the can, as they say. We’ve got songs, we’ve got titles, we’ve got a label, we’ve got an album title, we’ve got a cover, we’ve got artwork and stuff. It’s ready to go. We’re putting this out. We have a release date, and we’re going to talk about all that stuff when the label lets us.”

NOFX Premiere “Fuck Euphemism” Lyric Video

NOFX have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Fuck Euphemism.” This track is from the band’s new album “Single Album,“ which will be released on February 26.

Fat Mike commented:

“We had to make a lyric video for this song because these might be my favorite lyrics I’ve ever written. Oh, what fun it is to write a song that’s completely PC, but sure as hell sounds like it isn’t!”

He also added the following during an interview with Spin:

“I consider myself queer and part of it, so I can sing a song like this. I live a BDSM lifestyle and I’m a crossdresser, so it did bother me when people were calling me a cis male. I like the whole thing of defining yourself using your own terms, because I’m a punk rocker first, and then a submissive crossdressing male. The transgender community and the gay community are taking a stance on how we want to be known, and I’m going to be known as a certain way.”

Bad Religion Premiere New Song “Emancipation Of The Mind”

Bad Religion have premiered a new song titled “Emancipation Of The Mind.” The track is an outtake from the band’s 2019 album “Age Of Unreason” and Greg Graffin had the following to say about it:

“I think the song really is a celebration of enlightenment values that can be cultivated through enthusiastic learning and open-mindedness. So often we’re told what to think. But learning how to think (as opposed to learning what to think) is a true feeling of emancipation from the constraints of indoctrination that are so commonplace in our society.”

Descendents Say Goodbye To “Worst President Ever” Donald Trump With New Song “That’s The Breaks”

Descendents have premiered a new song titled “That’s The Breaks.” You can check that out below. Milo Aukerman commented:

“Loser. Big time loser. Delusional loser. SORE loser. The time has come. The time is now. Just go, go, GO. I don’t care how. Donald J. Trump, will you please go now! What’s it gonna take? A gazillion dollars? (Oh wait, you already grifted that from supporters)… A get out of jail free card? (Only if our judicial system totally fails us)… A wooden stake through the heart? Whatever we can do to make you go away, we need to do it. And I don’t mean just leave the White House, I mean crawl back into your hole of hate and live out the rest of your life as a nobody. A loser. Because that’s what you are. Worst. President. Ever.”

NOFX Team Up With Avenged Sevenfold For New Song “Linewleum”

NOFX have teamed up with Avenged Sevenfold for a new song titled “Linewleum.” You can find an official video for that track below. With this news, NOFX have also announced that their new album “Single Album“ will be released on February 26.

NOFX’s Fat Mike said the following about the new song:

“I have no idea why ‘Linoleum‘ is THE NOFX song that is covered by so many bands, while other NOFX songs get hardly any attention. ‘Linoleum‘ wasn’t a single; it had no video; it got no radio play, and most importantly, it didn’t even have a chorus!!! All popular songs have choruses! WTF!

So, one night I stayed up till 4:00 am checking out all the different versions on YouTube. Watching hundreds of bands from over 28 countries (mostly Indonesia) doing ‘Linoleum‘ was a humbling experience for me. So I decided to write a song that was a shout-out to all those people that learned those four chords and remembered the non-rhyming lyrics.

Then I asked the biggest of all the bands (Avenged Sevenfold) to play some leads on the song. Then M Shadows suggested we do a video together. Then I figured I should put all of the bands in the video. Well, I couldn’t fit all the bands, but I picked a bunch of cool ones! A song about not playing a song that’s not a hit song with a video about other bands covering the song! This is why I love punk rock and writing punk songs. Rules out the door!”

He also added the following about the new record, which was originally going to be a double album until the band’s plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic:

“When you write a double album, you write differently. I was writing really different songs, and some fun songs, but you have to make a double album interesting enough to listen to the whole way. I wanted to make a perfect double album, and I didn’t accomplish that. So I decided to just make a single album, hence the title.”

“Single Album” Track Listing:

01. “The Big Drag”
02. “I Love You More Than I Hate Me”
03. “Fuck Euphemism”
04. “Fish In A Gun Barrel”
05. “Birmingham”
06. “Linewleum”
07. “My Bro Cancervive Cancer”
08. “Grieve Soto”
09. “Doors And Fours”
10. “Your Last Resort”

Limited Series Based On Sex Pistols Guitarist Steve Jones’ Memoir Coming To FX

A new series focusing on the Sex Pistols has been ordered by FX. The show, which is titled “Pistol,” will be based on guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.”

According to Variety, the six-part series is being directed by Danny Boyle and it will feature Toby Wallace as Jones, Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams as Jordan. 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.”

Production is expected to start in March.

Former Dead Kennedys Singer Jello Biafra Blasts The Band For Mitt Romney Tweet: “You Disgraced Our Inspiring Legacy”

Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra has taken to social media to blast the band for a tweet that praised Mitt Romey. He tweeted the following:

However, the band, who also praised Lindsey Graham, claimed that the original tweet was actually shared by their social media manager without consent:

[via Metal Injection]

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