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Los Angeles, CA – April 23, 2018 – Garbage today announced a short US tour in support of the recently announced 20th anniversary edition of their legendary second album Version 2.0. The tour, which kicks off on September 29th in Seattle, WA and wraps on October 27th in Brooklyn, NY, will see them perform the classic album in full, as well as a number of B-sides from the reissue. Tickets for the tour will be on sale at 10:00am local time on April 27th and be available HERE. A complete list of upcoming US tour dates can be found below.


Garbage announced the 20th anniversary edition of Version 2.0 last month. Due for release on Stunvolume/PIAS on June 22, the package will feature the whole original album, as well as 10 B-sides from the era.


“Version 2:0 is in my opinion the quintessential garbage record,” shared Garbage singer Shirley Manson. “We are all very grateful to the millions of people who took it to their hearts at the time it was released and to those who continue to love on it still”.

Initially released in May 1998, Version 2.0 spawned fan-favorites such as “Push It”, “I Think I’m Paranoid” and “Special”. Shortly after its release, the Recording Industry Association of America honored the album with a platinum certification for exceeding 1 million units sold. Version 2.0 went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. The album was nominated for a total of four Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album. The album’s third single “Special” was further nominated the following year for Best Rock Song and for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. The video for “Push It” was nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards.


Speaking about the enduring legacy of the record, the band’s drummer and co-producer Butch Vig explains: “Version 2.0 is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence. When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves, but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor sharp clarity and soft beauty. Indeed, it’s possibly our best album.”

Garbage US Tour Dates

9/29/18 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
9/30/18 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
10/3/18 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
10/5/18 – Cosmopolitan Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
10/7/18 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
10/9/18 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
10/11/18 – House of Blues – Dallas – Dallas, TX
10/12/18 – House of Blues – Houston – Houston, TX
10/13/18 – Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort – Tulsa, OK
10/17/18 – Riviera Theater – Chicago, IL
10/18/18 – Hard Rock Live – Northfield, OH
10/20/18 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
10/21/18 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington DC
10/23/18 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
10/25/18 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
10/26/18 – Borgata Spa & Resort – Music Box – Atlantic City, NJ
10/27/18 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY

Version 2.0 Tracklist:

1. Temptation Waits
2. I Think I’m Paranoid
3. When I Grow Up
4. Medication
5. Special
6. Hammering in My Head
7. Push It
8. The Trick Is to Keep Breathing
9. Dumb
10. Sleep Together
11. Wicked Ways
12. You Look So Fine


1. Can’t Seem To Make You Mine
2. 13x Forever
3. Deadwood
4. Get Busy With The Fizzy
5. Soldier Through This
6. Thirteen
7. Lick The Pavement
8. Medication (Acoustic)
9. Tornado
10. Afterglow

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Poptone to release debut album, announces tour dates



Poptone – the latest musical partnership between Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, and featuring Diva Dompé – has announced the release of a self-titled debut album. Long known for their collective work in Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, and Tones on Tail, Poptone – named after a P.I.L. track – marks the pair’s fourth musical collaboration. The band grew out of Ash’s desire to perform live again, following a format similar to his 2014 solo album, Stripped, which itself was a collection of reinterpreted material from his past outlets. Poptone then toured throughout 2017 with a set that focused heavily on Tones on Tail, a band that had only performed 27 live dates during its existence from 1982 to 1984. “I feel that there are many people who didn’t get a chance to see us back in the day,” Haskins states, “and so I am excited for them to hear these weird and wonderful songs played live again. With the addition of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets material, it’s a veritable feast for the ears!”

In addition, Poptone will be performing another series of North American dates, beginning May 10 in Solana Beach, CA and continuing until May 20 in Vancouver; a full listing of tour dates can be found on the band’s website With a release date of June 8 via Cleopatra Records, the Poptone LP will feature 13 tracks from the band’s set, originally recorded for a Part Time Punks session on KXLU, and will be available in CD, digital, and a 2LP vinyl set, with advance copies available exclusively at the band’s upcoming live shows; pre-orders are now available via Bandcamp. The album follows hot on the heels of Kevin Haskins’ Bauhaus – Undead: The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus coffee table book, released on March 16, also on Cleopatra Records. Daniel Ash also recently released a new solo single, “Alien Love,” available exclusively on his website.

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THE ORB: Set to Release ‘NO SOUNDS ARE OUT OF BOUNDS’ on June 22, 2018 via Cooking Vinyl

On June 22, 2018, Alex Paterson’s longstanding electronic titans THE ORB present the new album NO SOUNDS ARE OUT OF BOUNDS, which, as the title suggests, finds them embracing an anything-goes new approach to creative freedom.
Refreshing and reinventing the predominantly two-man set up with Thomas Fehlmann on the prior two albums (Moonbuilding 2703 AD and COW / Chill Out World!), No Sounds… is intentionally an ensemble piece, featuring a large cast of big names, cult heroes, rising talent and fresh newcomers.

Alex Paterson, Thomas Fehlmann, Youth, Roger Eno, Hollie Cook and Guy Pratt take star turns, as does heroic bassist Jah Wobble, who returns to the fold following the bassbin-bullying anthem “Blue Room”.

Additional supporting roles come from Gaudi, Roney FM and Michael Rendall, plus vocalists Brother Culture, Mary Pearce, Emma Gillespie, Rianna, and Andy Cain – who’s best known for voicing Mark Ernestus and Moritz Von Oswald’s deep house gems “I’m Your Brother” and “A New Day”.


Alex explains:

“I wanted to try something with more musicians and more voices. More contributors essentially – similar to the conditions our first album Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld were recorded in.

Thomas and I made two streamlined, techno-style albums for Kompakt which I love, but this time I wanted a change to expand the palate, and to bring in other elements that will keep people guessing and keep them confused.

This is a more English and less German sounding LP and it’s on an English label, although obviously the music comes from all over the globe and beyond, as do the musicians.”


Despite featuring a cheeky nod to their remix of Primal Scream’s “Higher Than The Sun”, vocal led opener “The End Of The Road” makes it clear this is virgin territory. But despite new paths being forged, Paterson’s omnipresent humor remains on “I Wish I Had A Pretty Dog”’s animalistic rhythm – joined by tablas, strings, half speed beats and bass, which collide like planets in the cosmos.

Hollie Cook returns a favor following Alex’s production work on her Vessel Of Love album, lending her vocals to the Battersea-referencing, classic dub house throbber “Rush Hill Road”, alongside Brother Culture.

The first of several tracks to feature Roney FM’s plummy, faux vintage BBC voice, “Pillow Fight At Shag Mountain” is airy and bright like stratus on a clear day, bubbling in pleasing fashion through various styles and samples tethered by Jah Wobble’s bass and Roger Eno’s piano, somehow coalescing, making illogical logic in a way only The Orb can.

“Isle Of Horns” pares things down to a loping, dusty and organically-minimal piece that’s closer to the last two albums, yet works well as a subtler break from other more maximal moments herein.

Driven by Youth’s double bass, “Wolfbane” is a lysergic romp through hip hop across the ages, from Run DMC to Dre to Dilla. It also withholds the anti-war stance expressed on COW, putting vintage nuclear threat back on the menu, thanks to Trump, Jong-un and Putin.

Paying homage to another or Alex’s faves is the boom bap of “Doughnuts Forever”, which swings from chilling, pensive atmosphere into reassuringly lush, 50’s Hollywood strings and back again.


Featuring the singing and poetry of Rianna, the “small dittie” “Drift” offers another pleasant moment of calm reflection, before “Wobble’s phenomenal bassline and Roger’s supreme piano” on “Easy On The Onions” elevates the listener blissfully skywards above Bermondsey and “West Snorewood”.


“Ununited States” takes a darker but breathtaking turn, with Eno’s playing taking center stage on what Alex claims is “how the new ‘Blade Runner’ score should’ve sounded” – and it’s hard to disagree.
Ending the album on majestic form (and also mirroring Ultraworld’s lengthy closer “A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain…”) is the 15-minute classic opus “Soul Planet”, which finds the vocal axis between divas of house music and Pink Floyd’s Great Gig In The Sky. Disembodied voices float in a black hole, before an undulating throb cuts through the darkness, with layers of detail gradually building to a gentle euphoria, before drifting back into the darkness of space, with a lonely piano refrain.


Really, The Orb should need no introduction by now, but in essence they’re a rotating cast of members with Paterson at the helm that began in 1988 and still thrives to this day. They were there since UK acid house day one, providing a unique ambient take on the musical milieu and soon rising to chart-topping, huge-venue-headlining prominence. They’ve released 17 albums plus EPs, singles, compilations and live recordings, influencing countless other musicians along the way.


The Orb present ‘ORBFEST’ at the Roundhouse in London on Saturday, June 23, 2018



1. ‘The End of the End’
2. ‘Wish I Had a Pretty Dog’
3. ‘Rush Hill Road’
4. ‘Pillow Fight @ Shag Mountain’
5. ‘Isle of Horns’
6. ‘Wolfbane’
7. ‘Other Blue Worlds’
8. ‘Doughnuts Forever’
9. ‘Drift’
10. ‘Easy On the Onions’
11. ‘Ununited States’
12. ‘Soul Planet’

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The Damned Release ‘Look Left’ Video

The Damned have released a music video for their track “Look Left.” The song comes from their group’s first new studio album in a decade called “Evil Spirits”


Classic Rock reports that the new album looks likely to crash into the UK album chart this week. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” says frontman Dave Vanian. “But it feels great to finally get there as it’s been a long time coming. We’ve had lots of top ten singles but never an album. Even when Eloise was a big hit we were pipped to the number one spot by a novelty song by (British comedy actor and singer) Su Pollard! This time we’ve had Kylie and the Manics to compete with. A huge thanks to the fans, of course, without whom this record would never have been made. It feels amazing to finally get it out there.”


Drummer Pinch, who wrote the track, had this to say, “While everybody’s looking left, what the hell is happening right. Tough subject matter is easier to digest when coated in honey rather than vinegar and the message in this song is so important, I couldn’t risk it being a throw away aggro punk tune that was immediately overlooked. I see it more as a love song to the human race. The future is here, and until you awaken your mind, I’ll wait for you.”


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MOTÖRHEAD’s ‘Röad Crew’ Beer Is Coming To U.S.

MOTÖRHEAD, Camerons Brewery and Global announce that Röad Crew is officially coming to the U.S. and being brewed by Arcadia Brewing Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan.


This American IPA will sit around 6.2% ABV, a crushable hop-forward India Pale Ale with attitude that showcases a floral and citrusy hop character with just the right amount of malt sweetness. Röad Crew beer is perfect for all rock, beer and hop heads and goes down especially well while listening to MOTÖRHEAD at a wonderfully obscene, lawn-killing volume. Röad Crew will be available in bottles, cans, keg and even cask.


Arcadia Brewing Co. was founded 1996 by Tim Suprise and is located on the riverfront in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a highly regarded craft beer community, which is the original home to Gibson Guitars for more than 80 years as well as Heritage Guitars and Kalamazoo Guitar Company.


“We began our trek into the craft beer world 22 years ago inspired by world-class, British-inspired beers, and becoming a partner with British icons MÖTORHEAD, Camerons and Global Merchandising to bring Röad Crew to fans of great beer and heavy metal here in the U.S. has our volume dial pegged to the max,” said Surprise.

Röad Crew was launched by Camerons in December 2015 and has gone on to be a massive success, being exported to 22 countries and placed in 1,200-plus locations within the first 12 months in the U.K., while also having major supermarket listings throughout the UK.


“When we do things, we like to do them right,” said Todd Singerman, MOTÖRHEAD’s manager. “Lem was always about maintaining your own standards, so we couldn’t be happier to have found such a high-quality brewery like Arcadia. We have taken our time to find a U.S. partner, and Arcadia is proof-positive that our search was worth it!”


Added MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell: “Röad Crew is a world-class rock and roll beer from the world’s loudest band. Enjoy the taste of MOTÖRHEAD wherever you are! Lemmy lives. MOTÖRHEAD for life.”


Said MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee: “I’m very happy to say that Röad Crew beer is now out in the U.S.! It’s been way too long, but now it has arrived. I encourage our North American friends to get out there and enjoy it right now!”


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Rammstein records first album in 9 years at La Fabrique in France


Germany’s Rammstein is back at work in the studio. The production is in the hands of Sky Van Hoff who in the past produced work by Arma Gathas, The Sorrow, Kreator, I Defy, Mrs Greenbird and Dikta to name just a few.


The news was announced via facebook where the band posted a few picturestaken from sessions at a recording studio which we positively identified as being La Fabrique.


La Fabrique


And there’s a story to be told about La Fabrique. It is a residential recording studio that is located in Saint-Rémy de Provence (south of France) in an old, beginning of the 19th century farm. In the past artists like Morrissey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds etc. have been recording there. Rumour has it that the studio holds an impressive classical music collection of no less than 200,000 vinyls, plus a collection of 30,000 films and thousands of books. Attached is also a huge park.


35 songs to choose from


But back to Rammstein. The recording will be the band’s first new studio album (their 7th) since “Liebe ist für alle da” which was released 9 years ago. Rammstein had about 35 new songs ready in 2017, so it will be interesting to hear which ones have made the final cut.


14 LP vinyl boxset including exclusive rare tracks


For the moment you can order all six groundbreaking studio LPs by Rammstein together in a super-gorgeous embossed black box. All the albums have been remastered for the first time and come on deluxe 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl. Every LP comes in a luxury gatefold sleeve with original artwork. Four of the albums are on vinyl for the first time as well. This set includes a double LP of exclusive rare tracks. 14 LPs in total that is.

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