Tag: Buzzcocks

Pete Shelley, co-founder, songwriter and guitarist for the Buzzcocks, 1955-2018

Pete Shelley, co-founder, songwriter and guitarist for the Buzzcocks, 1955-2018

Pete Shelley, the co-founder, guitarist and brilliant songwriter behind genre-shaping U.K. punk act Buzzcocks, as well as an accomplished solo artist in his own right, has died, the band announced Thursday via its social media accounts. The BBC reports that Shelley died of a suspected heart attack in Estonia, where he was living.

New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Jawbreaker, X, Ministry and more playing Chicago’s Riot Fest

New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Jawbreaker, X, Ministry and more playing Chicago’s Riot Fest

Chicago’s Riot Fest this morning unveiled the lineup for its three-day September festival, which will be headlined by Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and a reunited Jawbreaker. Also on the bill: New Order, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr, X, Bad Brains, Buzzcocks, GBH, Fishbone and Alice Bag.

New releases: Buzzcocks, The Vaselines, Big Country, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

New releases: Buzzcocks, The Vaselines, Big Country, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

This week’s releases include brand-new studio albums from the Buzzcocks, The Vaselines and Stiff LIttle Fingers, plus a reissue of Big Country’s “Steeltown” to marks its 30th anniversary, a collection of David Byrne/Fatboy Slim remixes from their stage production about Imelda Maros.

The Cure to headline Riot Fest in Toronto, Chicago and Denver this September

The Cure to headline Riot Fest in Toronto, Chicago and Denver this September

The Cure’s penchant for topping festival bills continues as Robert Smith and Co. were announced this evening as the headliners of all three Riot Fests — set for Toronto, Chicago and Denver this September — joining the band’s appearance at Bottle Rock in Napa Valley, Calif., this month.

Stream: Bok Bok (Buzzcocks, The Fall), ‘Come Back To Me’ — Record Store Day 7-inch

Stream: Bok Bok (Buzzcocks, The Fall), ‘Come Back To Me’ — Record Store Day 7-inch

One of the truly wonderful aspects of Record Store Day is the ability to dredge up long-forgotten releases and grant them new life, as the Captured Tracks label is doing this year with Bok Bok, the blink-and-you-missed it project from Buzzcocks bassist Steve Garvey and drummer Karl Burns of The Fall.

Buzzcocks launch PledgeMusic campaign to fund first new album in 8 years

Buzzcocks launch PledgeMusic campaign to fund first new album in 8 years

The Buzzcocks late last week launched a PledgeMusic crowdsourcing campaign to help fund the recording and release of their first new studio album in eight years, saying the fundraising effort — which is already halfway to its goal — will allow the legendary punk act to release its new music much faster than before.

The Week in Rock: May 20-26, 2012

The Week in Rock: May 20-26, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes reports about The Stone Roses, The Cure, Buzzcocks, Skinny Puppy, Nick Cave, Redd Kross, Ultravox, Paul Weller, Vince Clarke and Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, Sugar, Blondie, Devo and more.

Video: Howard Devoto rejoins Buzzcocks for first time in 33 years at Manchester gig

Video: Howard Devoto rejoins Buzzcocks for first time in 33 years at Manchester gig

The Buzzcocks staged the first of two ‘Back to Front’ concerts last night, performing music from three different eras of the group’s history with three different lineups — including a closing set that saw the return of original frontman Howard Devoto, who hadn’t appeared with the band in more than 33 years.

The Week in Rock: April 15-21, 2012

The Week in Rock: April 15-21, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure, Ride, Public Image Ltd., Men at Work’s Greg Ham, Devo, Squeeze, Paul Weller, The English Beat, Ultravox, The Primitives, Translator and much more.

Video: Buzzcocks’ Coachella highlights (4/14/12)

Video: Buzzcocks’ Coachella highlights (4/14/12)

Only the tail end of the Buzzcocks’ first set at the newly expanded two-weekend Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was featured on the event’s webcast, so the video offerings aren’t as great for the legendary punk act, but we have been able to round up four songs from the band’s 15-song set on Saturday.

Coachella 2012: Pulp, fIREHOSE, Buzzcocks, James, Squeeze, Madness on the bill

Coachella 2012: Pulp, fIREHOSE, Buzzcocks, James, Squeeze, Madness on the bill

The newly expanded two-weekend Coachella festival announced its 2012 lineup this afternoon, with headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg joined by Pulp, Buzzcocks, Squeeze, Madness and a reunion of fIREHOSE, the Mike Watt’s and George Hurley’s post-Minutemen act.

The Week in Rock: Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2011

The Week in Rock: Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2011

This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included posts about The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, Adam Ant and Bob Mould, plus a new Peter Gabriel contest and the first installment of our Rhino ‘Just Can’t Get Enough — The ’80s’ Spotify playlist.

Howard Devoto to rejoin Buzzcocks for 2 ‘Back to Front’ concerts in U.K. next May

Howard Devoto to rejoin Buzzcocks for 2 ‘Back to Front’ concerts in U.K. next May

More than 30 years after leaving the band he co-founded, original frontman Howard Devoto will rejoin the Buzzcocks for part of the punk legends’ two ‘Back to Front’ concerts in Manchester and London next May, shows that will feature three different lineups of the band performing music from their respective eras.

Magazine to release ‘No Thyself,’ first album in 30 years; sets U.K. tour this November

Magazine to release ‘No Thyself,’ first album in 30 years; sets U.K. tour this November

Magazine — the post-punk act that Howard Devoto formed in 1977 after leaving the Buzzcocks — is poised to this week release ‘No Thyself,’ the band’s fifth studio album and first in 30 years, before embarking on a short U.K. tour this November.