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Illness Forces MELVINS U.S. Tour Cancellation

MELVINS have cancelled their previously announced U.S. tour "due to an illness in the band," according to a statement posted on the Icepac Records web site. "We are hoping that the shows will be able to be rescheduled in the future and the band sincerely apologizes for any incvonvenience caused by this unforseen circumstance. Knowing ...

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JELLO BIAFRA To Perform With MINISTRY

DEAD KENNEDYS legend Jello Biafra will be joining MINISTRY on stage to perform several LARD songs at MINISTRY's upcoming gigs in Los Angeles (only on Sept. 24), San Francisco (Sept. 26), Portland (Sept. 28), Seattle (Sept. 29) and Vancouver (Sept. 30). MINISTRY are touring in support of their latest CD, "Houses of the Molé", available ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Says Frustration With U.S. Legal System Led To Decision To Drop Lawsuit

Former DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra has issued a statement blaming his frustration with the U.S. legal system for his label Alternative Tentacles' decision to drop their remaining lawsuit against his old bandmates, according to Billboard.com. "[We] have thrown up our hands at getting any justice from the three ex-DEAD KENNEDYS' greed-motivated lawsuits, and the ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Drops DEAD KENNEDYS Suit

The Associated Press is reporting that former DEAD KENNEDYS lead singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against members of his band. In May 2000, a jury convicted Biafra and his record label of breach of contract and fraud. In June 2003, a state appeals court upheld that decision and ordered Biafra to pay ...

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Death Before Musick - AMEN

There are numerous things to like about AMEN cornerstone Casey Chaos, who has become something of a flawed icon on European shores. For those not so familiar with the Furby-like Californian punk rocker, everything from his astute anti-authoritarian lyrics (a la Jello Biafra) to the fact that he was prepared to max out his credit ...

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PUNKVOTER: Musicians Take Anti-BUSH Message Directly To The Fans

Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE), Jello Biafra (ex-DEAD KENNEDYS), Fat Mike (NOFX), Billy Joe Armstrong (GREEN DAY), THE OFFSPRING, BAD RELIGION and FOO FIGHTERS are among the musicians that have come together to form Punkvoter, a coalition to educate, register and mobilize over 500,000 progressive voters. In an interview with Hotline, NOFX's Fat Mike said ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Exhibit Art At WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit

Marilyn Manson and Exene Cervenka will exhibit pieces of their art at "Cruel and Unusual: An Exhibition to Benefit the West Memphis Three" from September 6-20 at Sixspace Gallery in Los Angeles, according to MTV.com. Ex-DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra will provide a taped lecture for the event. An opening-night reception will be hosted by ...

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DEAD KENNEDYS Announce 25th Anniversary Show In Los Angeles

Seminal punk rock band DEAD KENNEDYS announced Tuesday (July 29) that they will celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a show at the Key Club in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 19, 2003. Opening for DEAD KENNEDYS will be punk legends DR. KNOW. To further celebrate a quarter century as a band, DEAD KENNEDYS will take ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Gets Shot Down By DEAD KENNEDYS

A California Court of Appeals yesterday (June 18) found that former DEAD KENNEDYS frontman Jello Biafra still owes bandmates guitarist East Bay Ray, bassist Klaus Flouride and drummer D.H. Peligro more than $200,000 in compensatory and punitive damages because his label, Alternative Tentacles, withheld money from the band partnership, Decay Music. Biafra's attempts to dissolve ...

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GODHEAD To Join MINISTRY Tour?

GODHEAD are strongly rumored to be one of the bands being considered for MINISTRY's upcoming festival tour, tentatively scheduled to kick off in late July. "I know MINISTRY is putting together this kind of outdoor festival thing with OGHR [featuring SKINNY PUPPY frontman Nivek Ogre, a.k.a. Kevin Ogilvie], THE REVOLTING COCKS, and JELLO BIAFRA, and ...

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MINISTRY To Launch Festival Tour In Late July

MINISTRY have announced plans to launch a month-long "festival" tour beginning in late July. Joining them on the bill will be REVOLTING COCKS and OGHR (featuring SKINNY PUPPY frontman Nivek Ogre, a.k.a. Kevin Ogilvie), along with four or five other bands, all of whom will be "handpicked" by the industrial metal pioneers. "We plan on ...

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Police Make Arrest In 1993 MIA ZAPATA Slaying

The 1993 killing of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, which baffled police and her fans for nearly a decade, appears to have been solved with the arrest of a man in Miami, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 48-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women ...

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MINISTRY Bassist Launches Side Project

PINK ANVIL, the new project featuring MINISTRY bassist Paul Barker, have inked a deal with Mike Patton's Ipecac Records. The group's debut album is expected to surface early next year. PINK ANVIL will debut some of the material from the upcoming CD at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Dec. 31 as ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Manhood Up For Sale

On February 25, 1968, Cynthia Plaster Caster cast the manhood of JIMI HENDRIX at the Chicago Hilton and the rest is history. "He was certainly a tough act to follow," says Cynthia who made a lasting first impression and gave a whole new meaning to band "member." The Plaster Casters of Chicago went ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Sues DEAD KENNEDYS For "Impersonation"

Ex-DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra is suing his former bandmates for allegedly recording new music and performing live with a “Biafra impersonator” (DR. KNOW's Brandon Cruz) at the microphone. Biafra — whose birth name is Eric Reed Boucher — sued his former bandmates for misrepresenting themselves by leading promoters to believe that Biafra is performing ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Confirmed For Essential Festival

PITCHSHIFTER have been confirmed for the Essential Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Bristol, UK on May 5th. Other artists set to appear at the event include SICK OF IT ALL, RAGING SPEEDHORN, JELLO BIAFRA, THERAPY?, ONE MINUTE SILENCE, and SKINDRED. ...

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DEAD KENNEDYS Set To Tour UK

Hot on the heels of the much-publicized court saga between ex-DEAD KENNEDYS frontman Jello Biafra and the rest of his former crew, it now appears that the three remaining members of the groupD.H. Peligro, East Bay Ray, and Klaus Flourideplus latest addition Brandon Cruz on vocals will embark on a UK tour later in the ...

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