Southern California punk rock legends Social Distortion will be celebrating the premiere of the new music video “Machine Gun Blues” tonight with a red carpet event in Hollywood. The gala will be streamed live tomorrow night on rollingstone.com beginning at 11:15 p.m. ET, kicking off with coverage of the band’s guests arriving on the red carpet. The video will premiere at 11:45 p.m., followed by Social Distortion playing an hourlong set of new songs and old favorites.

Just 3 weeks to go before the first Tigertailz UK show in Birmingham so buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Dates are as follows:
Friday 13 May – Birmingham HMV Temple
Saturday 14 May – London Underworld
Sunday 15 May – Manchester Moho Live
Wednesday 18 May – Sheffield Academy 2
Thursday 19 May – Newcastle Academy 2
Friday 20 May – Glasgow Cathouse
Saturday 21 May – Nottingham, Wildside -Marcus Garvey Ballroom
* support on all UK dates = Spit Like This
* support Notts only = Wrathchild + Spit Like This

Bowling For Soup‘s highly anticpated new album, Fishin’ For Woos, comes out April 25th in the UK and April 26th in US!
You can secure your copy now…and get some cool things for doing so by clicking HERE

Flamenco/Sleaze rockers Gypsy Pistoleros have undergone a reformation with original lead guitarist Iggie Pistolero returning to the group. “It has been a plan in motion for some time but we have accomplished the task and I am happy that Iggie is back to stir up the Gypsy sleaze and mayhem once again” says vocalist Lee Pistolero.

It’s 1989 again – at least for 46 minutes and 34 seconds. With his new band Beautiful Beast, German singer and guitarist Julian Angel has recorded a late-eighties styled album that features melodic hard rock, hair metal, aor, glam and sleaze with a common denominator. “It’s a party rock album with style” says Angel who made sure the music always meets 80s quality requirements such as catchy hooklines, big choirs, virtuoso guitar solos and thundering drums.

WARRANT, CONEY HATCH and SILENT RAGE are among the confirmed bands for Britain’s Firefest festival, set to take place October 21-23 at Trent University and Nottingham Rock City.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Friday, October 21: JIMI JAMISON, TERRY BROCK, HOUSTON, SERPENTINE
Saturday, October 22: WARRANT, STEVE AUGERI, STRANGEWAYS, JEFF PARIS, SILENT RAGE, VEGA, TALON
Sunday, October 23: UNRULY CHILD, CONEY HATCH, MITCH MALLOY, KANE ROBERTS, ALIEN, WHITE WIDDOW, FARCRY