News Update: 7th March 2010

March 7, 2010 – 11:39

GLITZINE ANNOUNCEMENT: “I’m looking for a news editor and also someone to help me out with Glitzine, with the intention of passing over the whole site to a new Editor. I’m planning on calling it a day on being the Editor before the end of 2010. If there’s anyone interested, please email me on EMAIL! Unfortunately, if I don’t manage to find someone, Glitzine will come to a close, which is something I don’t particularly want to happen

Danny Vaughn, described by Classic Rock Magazine as being, “One of the top voices of the melodic hard rock genre”, returns to the stage in December 2010 with the Inspirations and Aspirations Tour. To coincide with the announcement of the Inspirations & Aspirations tour Danny Vaughn will also release “Reprise”, a box set that packages together Soldiers & Sailors On Riverside & Fearless into one fantastic double CD, and adds additional bonus material to make it a superb addition to anyone’s collection. Reprise will be released on April 5th 2010 and is available to pre-order exclusively via URL

March 1st 2010 sees the launch of the band made up of current members of Drugdealer Cheerleader, The Bulletboys, Teenage Casket Company, Kitty Hudson, Phluid and Dead Identities. The Needful Things are here to entertain and have fun and will be undertaking their debut UK tour in May 2010. The setlist will feature songs from each of the bands together with a bunch of kick-ass covers so with a ready-made fanbase rockin up to see them, this tour is sure to be sweaty, energetic, explosive and FUN! Check out their website for further details

You Me At Six’s meteoric rise from the underground to the mainstream continues unabated. Already scheduled to play their biggest tour to date next month, the quintet will also release their new single ‘Liquid Confidence’ on April 19th on Virgin Records

Hopeless Heroic have been busy in the studio recording their debut full-length album, which will contain 13 new tracks that they’re very excited about and can’t wait for you guys to hear. Sneak peaks will appear on their Myspace page very soon. Their next release will be the double A-side of the epic ‘Somebody’s Hero’ and ‘The Get away’ on 12th April followed by the Album in May

Black Page Turns have announced their first live tour which begins in May 2010 at Sumo in Leicester, UK. Plans are afoot for shows in Nottingham, Sheffield, Grimsby, Brighton, London and Manchester so please keep checking the official homepage for the latest show dates. Launch Show at Sumo, Braunstone Gate, Leicester on Friday 21st May 2010 – Support tbc soon. Footage of Black Page Turns’ practice sessions has been uploaded to Myspace and Youtube at the following link

One of Finland’s greatest musical exports, legendary rocker Michael Monroe is due to make his long-awaited mark on America this March. As part of a select group of tour dates, which include several appearances along the west coast, Monroe for the first time ever in his career will perform in Austin with four unique SXSW shows: March 17 @ Austin Music Hall; March 19, 3:30pm @ Swing House Showcase – Rusty Spurs; March 20, 1am @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop and March 21, 11:15pm @ Alejandro Escovedo´s Closing Party – Continental Club. Michael returns with his highly anticipated new group. Together they will perform an assortment of material ranging from Hanoi Rocks and Demolition 23 classics, Michael Monroe solo favorites and three to four brand new songs the band has written over the last few months. Fans can keep up with all the action via the Michael Monroe Mobile Backstage mobile application available now for free through Apple’s iPhone/iPod application store and at URL. Look for more from Monroe and his band as they are set to enter the studio in the spring to record a new album for the fall

Austin rockers Broken Teeth have posted a new video online to the song “Blackheart” off of their latest release Viva La Rock, Fantastico that was released in January. You can check out the video for “Blackheart” here

The Smoking Hearts will be stamping their mark on the British music scene on March 8th of 2010 with the release of debut album Pride Of Nowhere. The band has booked up a punk rock collection of dates around the record’s release. Check out the video to Juliana Blue here

To commemorate 20 years of Irish-noiseniks, Therapy?, Global Music are proud to announce the band will be releasing their first official live album in the Summer 2010 and you’re invited to the recording… Therapy? will be performing three London shows running the 29th, 30th and 31st March 2010 at the famous Monto Water Rats Theatre to be recorded for the live album. Each night the band will perform a different set-list drawn from their extensive recording career. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you get yours soon via Ticket Web

A teaser for the upcoming debut album from Skull Daze can be viewed here. Entitled simply “Skull Daze”, the CD will be released in spring via Street Symphonies Records

The Chemists release their new single ‘This City’ on March 29th through Distiller Records. The single is taken from their debut album ‘The Theories of Dr. Lovelock’, which was released at the end of last year, receiving much acclaim

Building on the successful release of their critically acclaimed ‘Departure EP’, Kent-based alt-rock band Motion Picture Soundtrack launch into 2010 with their huge second single ‘Glass Figures’ though Endgame Records. Check out the live video here

“Reborn In Sleaze: A Tribute To Dave Lepard”: more bands revealed. Pretty Wild and Skull Daze will take part in “Reborn In Sleaze: A Tribute To Dave Lepard”

The Gaslight Anthem are set to release ‘American Slang’ in June 2010 and due to phenomenal public demand the London headline show will be moved to Brixton Academy

After a successful West Coast Tour, Bowling For Soup heads to the East Coast for a run of US dates with special guests, The Dollyrots! Tickets are available, but going fast

Head over to Loser Token’s myspace page and you can listen to a taster of their new EP

Steve Ignorant Presents The Last Supper Crass Songs 1977 – 1982. This tour will answer the calls that have come from around the globe in response to the Shepherd’s Bush gigs. Steve will be celebrating the period of Crass’ work with which he feels most closely aligned – the period when he feels the band were at their strongest, most productive and most hopeful. Steve will be performing with a full band as well as featuring Crass songs (plus a few other favourites) there will be some rather special visuals. Having started in London in 2007, this new EXPANDED show will now visit other parts of the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA before a FINALE in London in 2011. At which point the door will be firmly closed. (Steve has some other plans, don’t you worry…) Sept 24 Bristol Academy, Sept 25 Birmingham Academy, Oct 1 Manchester Academy and Oct 2 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms. Tickets available now from URL and the usual suspects

Fake Problems have had to postpone their planned April tour to complete their new album

Thirty Seconds to Mars are excited to announce the US leg of the tour beginning on April 9th in Las Vegas and ending in Los Angeles on May 15th. You can find a full list of the new dates listed here

After years of speculation, groundbreaking English hardcore band GBH has announced plans to release their eleventh studio album, Perfume and Piss, via Hellcat Records on April 5. For more information please check URL and URL

“Some of you have been wondering no doubt what has been going on with DdCL since the last UK tour with The Pleasures. Well first of all, it was a fantastic tour and thanks so much to those of you who came out and rocked at the shows. We all agree that this was the most enjoyable tour we’ve ever done. It was pretty ambitious playing nearly all our back catalogue over the course of the tour but boy it was fun! So, here’s what’s up in 2010! We’ve decided that after 10 years of touring/recording it’s time to take a bit of personal time out for the first half of the year. We have pretty much an albums worth of new material written (some of which we’ve been playing live and has been lapped up by you guys!) but we have decided to kick back and do some different things then come back refreshed and hungrier than ever later this year. Here’s what we’re all doing: Bomber is playing some shows with his AC/DC tribute act ‘Bad Boy Boogie’. Jay will be working on new material, brewing loads of ale and building cars! Ringo is managing upcoming UK upstarts ‘Patchwork Grace’. Hilda has started a side project called ‘The Needful Things’ which
consists of members of Teenage Casket Company/Bulletboys (Laney 74), Kitty Hudson/Dead Identities (Keef), Phluid (Oz) and Badaxe (Nik Xander)”

Revlon Red gains corporate endorsements from GHS Strings, Coffin Case and Rock n Roll Gangster

Finnish rockers Vanity Ink will tour UK in March 2010 with New Generation Superstars (UK) and Violent Divine (SWE). For more info visit the bands myspace page

Brijitte West solo album out now

Dark rockers I Am Ghost are set to return to Europe for their first ever headlining tour this Spring. After their 2007 Kerrang! Tour followed by a successful European co-headlining tour late 2008 I Am Ghost have announced the dates of their 2010 headlining tour, set to take place this Spring. Their latest Epitaph release “Those We Leave Behind” with its impressively cinematic sound (Q, UK) is out now

Pop-rockers We the Kings are back in the UK in March with You Me At Six to coincide with the release of second album ‘Smile Kid’. Check out the video for Heaven Can Wait here

Jennyfer Star will be recording three new songs in a couple of weeks and they just booked their first gig! May 11th at Kafé 44, Stockholm. It’s an all ages gig and the entrance fee will be between 40-60 SEK

Lustkillers North American Tour – Feb 26-Apr 4, 2010 w/such acts as Last Vegas, Supersuckers, Lords of Altamont, Jack Endino’s Kandi Coded and more. *Black Halos’ Denyss McKnight has officially signed on as bassist with Adam Becvare’s Lustkillers. Becvare, whom occasionally fills in for the late Stiv Bators’ Lords of the New Church, served four years with McKnight in The Black Halos writing and recording albums “Alive Without Control”, “We Are Not Alone” and completing several lengthy International Tours. Now the two are hitting the road together again. Along with guitarist Bryan Wilkinson and drummer James Willetts, Lustkillers tackle a 5 week North American Tour this Spring hitting Canada for the first time in support of “The Black Sugar Sessions” on Royal Crowne Records

S.E.X. Department’s first album “Night Club 666″ recorded and released only in Czech Republic in 2005 with Popron music is finally in worldwide distribution and available also on iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, Amazon and EMusic right now

South Bay (US) punk pioneers Pennywise have announced that Zoli Teglas of Orange County’s Ignite, is the band’s new and permanent lead singer. Pennywise is currently at work on a new record, its first featuring the new lineup. For more information please visit URL

Guitar Legend Steve Vai to release “Where The Other Wild Things Are” the Second Companion Disc to the Original Live Concert Film “Live In Minneapolis: Where The Wild Things Are”. Available April 13, 2010 on Favored Nations Entertainment

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