Fox Searchlight interested in Ramones biopic

ABC News is reporting that 20th Century Fox division Fox Searchlght is in negotiations to adapt the upcoming memoir I Slept With Joey Ramone, written by Joey’s brother Mickey Leigh and longtime Ramones historian Legs McNeil. The studio involvement would give a significantly higher profile to the project, which has been under works independently by manager-producer Rory Rosegarten. Rosegarten secured the rights to the book back in 2006. At the time he also negotiated the rights to Joey’s life story from his mother and the executrix of Ramone’s estate, Charlotte Lesher.

I Slept With Joey Ramone, the book, is scheduled to be published by Simon & Schuster imprint Fireside in December.
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Taking Back Sunday to release “Live from Bamboozle ’09”

Taking Back Sunday will release Live from Bamboozle ’09 on October 6, 2009. As the title suggests, the album will compile the band’s performance from the 2009 Bamboozle Festival, which took place in Rutherford New Jersey on May 3rd.

The album features songs from all four studio albums: Tell All Your Friends, Where You Want To Be, Louder Now and New Again.

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Bouncing Souls: “Like The Sun”

Bouncing Souls continue their 20th anniversary monthly release schedule with a new track for October. Bryan Kienlen explained:

It’s that time again! For October 1st, we bring you “Like The Sun”. Written about giving love another chance, or rather, love giving you another chance. It’s amazing how even life’s darkest corners turn into warm places in love’s light.

Check out the song here. The song is typically also available for streaming on their Facebook page though it appears unavailable at present.
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Landmines release “Hell Is What You Make It”

Landmines have released their new EP, Hell Is What You Make It. The record was produced by Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Smoke Or Fire, Lawrence Arms) in Chicago at Atlas Studios, The six-track EP was recorded during a lineup change that left the band without a drummer, but luckily punk veteran Michael McDermott (of The Bouncing Souls) was available to lay down drum tracks.

Check out the download here.
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Trailer for Gogol Bordello’s “Live From Axis Mundi”

Gogol Bordello have posted the trailer for their new live DVD and CD titled Live from Axis Mundi. Due out October 6, 2009, the set will feature footage from two sold-out nights at Irving Plaza in New York City filmed in 2007. The package features live performances of “Start Wearing Purple,” “Ultimate,” “Not A Crime” and “Baro Foro” as well as music videos for “Start Wearing Purple,” “Not A Crime,” “Wonderlust King,” “American Wedding,” bonus chronicles and extra tracks.

It will also feature a CD of previously unreleased tracks including “Stivali E Colbacco” from the Super Taranta! sessions, the “Troubled Friends” from the Gypsy Punk sessions, “Roumania,” a demo of “60 Revolutions” and an instrumental version of “Immigrant Punk.” The CD also features six tracks from the band’s BBC sessions, recorded on BBC-Radio 1’s “In The Company Of (with Colin Murray)” in March 2008.

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Muse, Rise Against, Mastodon, Mars Volta, Lily Allen join Big Day Out 2010

Mastodon The lineup for next year’s BIg Day Out lineup has announced. For its 18th iteration, Australia’s largest travelling music festival has recruited Muse, The Decemberists, The Mars Volta, Lily Allen, Peaches, Rise Against, Mastodon, Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal, Powderfinger, Ladyhawke, the Horrors and Girl Talk.
ig Day Out kicks off on January 15th in Auckland, New Zealand, before hitting the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and concluding in Perth on January 31st. Tickets are available via the official website.
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Baroness: “Swollen and Halo”

Baroness have released a new song from their Relapse Records album, Blue Record. The album is set to be released October 13, 2009 and is the follow-up to First & Second which was released in 2008.

The band most recently shot a video for the track, “A Horse Called Golgotha,” with director Joshua Green in Savannah. The video is currently in post-production with an expected October premiere date.

Check out the new song on their MySpace page.
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