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Frank Turner Talks Epitaph With Fancore!

Following the news of Frank Turner signing to Epitaph Records, the folk-punk singer muses on exactly what it feels like to be in his shoes when you’ve just signed a record deal with one of the biggest punk labels in the world. Speaking exclusively to FANCORE he said:

“Well, anyone who grew up with punk knows how important that label has been in shaping the tastes of a whole generation, and to be part of that is pretty overwhelming. I’m stoked.”

For full details on the move, read the entire news story RIGHT HERE. Also, stay tuned for a full interview with Frank Turner, coming exclusively in the first print issue of FANCORE Fanzine, where we talk touring in America, the new album and what it’s like to be a punk in 2009, plus much much more.

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Green Day To Cover Elvis, Dylan and The Who

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Green Day have just announced that four exclusive bonus tracks will become available to fans downloading the new album online.

The digital package can be yours by pre-ordering the new album through the Itunes store before its May 15th Worldwide release. The bonus tracks will feature the Berkerly pop-punk legends covering some of music’s all time greats, including Elvis’ “That’s Alright Mama”, Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone”, The Who’s “A Quick One While He’s Away” and Social Distortion’s “Another State Of Mind”.

Green Day have already proved their worth at covering music royalty when they took on John Lennon’s iconic “Working Class Hero” in 2007 to raise money for Amnesty International’s plight to save Darfur.

It’s definitely going to be a big incentive to download the new album, we can’t wait to hear the trio’s take on the classics, what do you think? Will you be downloading it?



Frank Turner Signs To Epitaph Records

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Frank Turner has just announced that he will be the latest addition to the Epitaph Records family. The folk-punk singer has decided to stick by his current record label, Xtra Mile, who will continue to represent him within the UK, leaving punk staple, Epitaph Records, to release album Love Ire & Song and any future albums around the rest of the world.

Posting on his official website, Frank had this to say: “This is a new beginning for me. [Epitaph are] still one of the best labels in the world, and they’re independent to boot. It’s also really important to me that they’ve accommodated me staying with Xtra Mile in the UK – those guys are my family, and there’s no way I was going to jump ship.”

In the post he talks briefly about his relationship with the iconic label, noting: “the Epitaph logo was [always] a badge of quality that meant I would buy the record, regardless of what it was. In so doing I got into almost all my favourite punk bands.”

In other Frank Turner news, the singer/guitarist has recently been added to The Offspring’s mammouth tour of the US, boasting other illustrious support such as Dropkick Murphys, Alkaline Trio and Sum 41.



Fear Factory to reunite with Dino Cazares at Sonisphere!

 

Legendary US metallers Fear Factory will reunite with long-departed former lead axeman Dino Cazares at the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth on the 1st and 2nd of August. Dino left the band under acrimonius circumstances in 2002, this reunion is a dream come true for fans of the band. Good work Sonisphere!



Gallows stream new album “Grey Britain” online
April 28, 2009, 2:51 pm
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UK punks Gallows are streaming every freakin’ second of their new album on their Myspace page. To hear “Grey Britain” head over to THIS LINK to hear the sweaty, old-school assault of Carter and the crew.



Green Day announce UK tour dates

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Pop-punk icons Green Day have announced a host of UK dates for later this year. Billie Joe and the boys will be hitting our shores in support of their upcoming “21st Century Breakdown” opus, due out in May.

The punk ‘n roll circus hits:

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19 GLASGOW SECC
20 BELFAST ODDESSY ARENA
21 DUBLIN THE 02
23 LONDON THE 02
24 LONDON THE 02
26 SHEFFIELD ARENA
27 BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
28 BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
30 MANCHESTER MEN ARENA
31 MANCHESTER MEN ARENA

Yes you read that right, London, Manchester and Brum are getting two dates each! Amazing! See you down the front.



Watch Placebo’s New Video “For What It’s Worth” Here

Placebo have premiered the new video for their latest single “For What It’s Worth” to the online world. The single comes from the bands hotly-anticipated sixth studio album, “Battle For The Sun” which is penned for a June 8th release.

On first listen we’re completely blown away. The single manages to sound distinctly Placebo-esque whilst still packing a harder, sharper rock and roll edge that we’re very grateful for. Recently many fans have raised concerns for the future of “The Battle For The Sun“, which will mark the first album to feature new drummer Steve Forrest, replacing Steve Hewitt who left in 2007. We’re hoping that now after hearing the new single, Placebo fans share our optimism for the new album, which has left us begging for more. And hey, even if you agree with our appraisal then throw us a comment!
In other Placebo news, the trio have already announced a brief UK tour in support of their Reading and Leeds festival appearances, aswell as releasing the full tracklisting for the upcoming album. For the full story, head on over to our  Original Post.