Hello everybody and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I’m Adam White and I’ll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here’s what got the community talking this week…
The People Must Have Something Good To Read On A Sunday
This week’s most popular stories
This week saw notorious anti-gay hate group the Westboro Baptist Church taking a break from picketing the funerals of dead soldiers to inexplicably turn their attention towards pop-punk act All Time Low. The group plans to protest one of the band’s upcoming shows. A new metal act has been formed that features Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley, Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley, Anthrax guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano and bassist David Karon. Dave Grohl spoke out abou the Foo Fighters‘ hiatus. He commented “I think, to me, the most important thing was to give the audience a break from the band, not even that we need to stop playing, I feel like the world doesn’t need another Foo Fighters record right now.” SideOneDummy Records posted some photos this week of an elaborate mural in Los Angeles inspired by the Gaslight Anthem.
Blink-182 is set to start work on new album in January. This week we also heard about release plans from the Thermals (details) and the Menzingers ( details). Rapper P.O.S. discussed a potential collaboration with Paint It Black‘s Dan Yemin. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announced the support for their upcoming Hometown Throwdown shows, confirming appearances from Pilfers, Darkbuster and the Pietasters. AFI will hit the road in January with Bridge Nine act Ceremony. Fucked Up announced a run of shows in support of their upcoming singles compilation release. Every Time I Die will tour in the spring with Four Year Strong, Polar Bear Club, and Trapped Under Ice. O Pioneers!!! also announced their upcoming tour dates. Horror-punk outfit Schoolyard Heroes have called it quits. A new Black Flag book is due this month titled Spray Paint The Walls: The Story of Black Flag. The A.K.A.s also streamed their latest full length Animal Summer.
I Can’t Control My Fingers I Can’t Control My Brain
New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives
As always we brought you new streaming music from some great up and coming bands, including the split 7″ between Transit and Man Overboard, as well as the new full length from Toronto’s The Roman Line.
So what’s coming up this week? Look for new releases from MxPx, the Roman Line, Blink-182 (vinyl) and many others. We’ll also see a number of tours kick off this week. Look for upcoming shows from Propagandhi with Strike Anywhere and Protest the Hero (UK), the Casualties (South America), Chris Wollard and The Ship Thieves with Drag The River (Europe), the New York Dolls (UK), Thursday, Dillinger Escape Plan and Fake Problems (US), Guttermouth (Australia), and NOFX (Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica).
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