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  • Punk Publisher Tim Yohannan Dead At 52

    Tim Yohannan, the controversial founder and editor of the world-famous punk 'zine Maximum Rock N'Roll, died Friday after a long battle with cancer, according to MRR columnist Jen Angel. Yohannan, 52, was known for his staunch commitment to political activism, the do-it-yourself ideal, and, most of all, the music he loved. A New Jersey native, […]

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  • Judge Dread Dead At 53

    British ska/reggae star Judge Dread, best known for his '70s hits "Big Seven" and "Je T'aime," died Friday after collapsing onstage as he concluded a performance at the Penny Theatre in Canterbury, England. The Times of London reports that Dread's last words were: "Let's hear it for the band!" He then keeled over, but the […]

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  • Walker Leaving Smashing Pumpkins

    The Smashing Pumpkins announced this weekend that drummer Matt Walker (formerly of Filter) will leave the band to focus his attention on his new band, Cupcakes, recently signed to DreamWorks. In a statement released by Smashing Pumpkins publicist Gayle Fine, the group stated: "Matt is a tremendous talent and we wish him all the best […]

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  • Bill Berry Leaves R.E.M.

    Six years after losing their religion, R.E.M. is losing their drummer, Bill Berry. "I've been playing the drums since age nine," Berry said in an official statement from Warner Bros. "I'm at a point in my life where my priorities have shifted. I loved my 17 years with R.E.M. but I'm ready to … move […]

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  • No Doubt To Release Longform Video

    Fans of the pop band No Doubt who want to see their favorite band on video needn't wait much longer: On Nov. 11 Interscope Records will release No Doubt: Live in the Tragic Kingdom, a concert film directed by Sophie Muller. The tape features a version of the group's live performance at Arrowhead Pond in […]

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  • Metallica To Play Free Show In London

    Heavy metal kings Metallica may still be searching for a place to play a free show in the U.S., but it seems as though they found somewhere to play in Britain. The English music weekly NME reports the acclaimed rock quartet will perform at Ministry of Sound in London on Nov. 13; though no admission […]

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  • Ramone To Headline Iggy Pop Tribute In L.A.

    On Nov. 13, former Ramones frontman Joey Ramone, backed by 22 Jacks, will headline a CD release party at L.A.'s infamous Viper Room for the Iggy Pop tribute We Will Fall. Released earlier this month on Royalty Records, the compilation features contributions from 20 artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joan Jett, The Misfits, […]

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  • Paul McCartney Goes Back To Beatlesque Roots

    Paul McCartney made a rare record signing appearance in London Thursday, drawing more than 2,000 exuberant fans to the Oxford Street HMV record store. McCartney fans young and old, some from as far away as Poland, crowded the streets in an excited scene reminiscent of 1960s Beatlemania, eager to catch a glimpse of the Liverpool-born […]

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  • Bowie To The Rescue

    David Bowie made history yet again Tuesday when he became the first artist to appear on MTV's new live concert program "Live From The 10 Spot." The Thin White Duke saved the day when the show's original guests, the Rolling Stones, had to cancel at the last minute due to illness. The Stones were scheduled […]

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