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X releases ‘Alphabetland,’ band’s first new album with original lineup in 35 years

X releases ‘Alphabetland,’ band’s first new album with original lineup in 35 years

Punk icons X celebrated today’s 40th anniversary of their landmark debut Los Angeles by surprise-releasing Alphabetland, the band’s first album in 27 years and the first recorded by its original lineup — Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake — in 35 years. Hear the album right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Exene Cervenka talks about solo debut, X’s hiatus in 1989 interview

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Exene Cervenka talks about solo debut, X’s hiatus in 1989 interview

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this 1989 clip of host Dave Kendall interviewing Exene Cervenka at the CMJ Festival in New York City about her then-new solo debut, Old Wives’ Tales, the single “Leave Heaven Alone” and the status of her band X, which, at the time, was on something of a hiatus.

‘We are still here!’: X to celebrate band’s 40th anniversary with 32-date U.S. tour

‘We are still here!’: X to celebrate band’s 40th anniversary with 32-date U.S. tour

Los Angeles punk legends X will celebrate their 40th anniversary as a band with an impressive 32-date U.S. tour this spring and summer that will bring the group’s original lineup — Exene Cervenka, John Doe, D.J. Bonebrake and Billy Zoon — to cities coast to coast.

New releases: Dalis Car, World Party, Pixies’ Black Francis, John Doe & Exene Cervenka

New releases: Dalis Car, World Party, Pixies’ Black Francis, John Doe & Exene Cervenka

This week’s new releases include the new EP from Dalis Car, the 5CD ‘Arkeology’ box set from World Party, a reissue of The Human League’s ‘Dare,’ the second album from Black Francis’ Grand Duchy project, an acoustic set from X’s John Doe and Exene Cervenka and a 2CD archival live set from Joe Jackson.

The Week in Rock: April 1-7, 2012

The Week in Rock: April 1-7, 2012

This week’s roundup of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Cult, Billy Bragg, Ultravox, The Wedding Present, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, John Doe and Exene Cervenka, and Fad Gadget — plus a new Auto Reverse mixtape.

John Doe, Exene Cervenka releasing acoustic album, X announces West Coast tour

John Doe, Exene Cervenka releasing acoustic album, X announces West Coast tour

X co-founders John Doe and Exene Cervenka next week will officially release a formerly tour-only CD called ‘Singing and Playing’ that features seven acoustic tracks recorded in 2010 plus a live version of the band’s classic “See How We Are” the duo recorded last year (that track also appears as one of the new studio cuts).

X to reissue ‘The Unheard Music’ concert film on ‘Silver Anniversary’ DVD, Blu-ray

X to reissue ‘The Unheard Music’ concert film on ‘Silver Anniversary’ DVD, Blu-ray

X are set to re-release their 1986 concert film ‘The Unheard Music’ — which they’ve been screening at shows recently prior to playing their Los Angeles album in full — this December on both DVD and, for the first time, Blu-ray in special “Silver Anniversary” editions stocked with extras.

X extends ‘Los Angeles’ 30th anniversary tour with West Coast dates in December

X extends ‘Los Angeles’ 30th anniversary tour with West Coast dates in December

X are extending the 30th anniversary celebration of their debut ‘Los Angeles’ — which began with a run of West Coast dates last Christmas — with a new 10-date December leg that follows the band’s previously announced fall tour, which will feature a performance of the 1980 album front-to-back each night.

Linkage: Big Audio Dynamite, ‘Urgh! A Music War,’ Exene Cervenka, Martha Davis

Linkage: Big Audio Dynamite, ‘Urgh! A Music War,’ Exene Cervenka, Martha Davis

Our latest link round-up includes interviews with Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones, Exene Cervenka of X and The Motels’s Martha Davis, plus a look at how the soundtrack to ‘Urgh! A Music War’ spotlighted early ’80s U.K. reggae.

X to play 1980’s ‘Los Angeles,’ screen ‘The Unheard Music’ on 10-date fall tour

X to play 1980’s ‘Los Angeles,’ screen ‘The Unheard Music’ on 10-date fall tour

After marking the 30th anniversary of their debut ‘Los Angeles’ with a run of West Coast dates last Christmas, roots-punk legends X will reprise that show — featuring a screening of ‘X: The Unheard Music’ and a performance of the 1980 album front-to-back — on a 10-date tour this fall.

X sets 7-date tour of California this June

X sets 7-date tour of California this June

The original lineup of Los Angeles roots-punk legends X will — John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake — will mount a seven-date tour up and down the California coast this June that the group has dubbed the ‘Boardwalk Beach Party.’

New releases: R.E.M., The Primitives, KMFDM, Blancmange, The Mission, X’s Exene Cervenka

New releases: R.E.M., The Primitives, KMFDM, Blancmange, The Mission, X’s Exene Cervenka

This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from R.E.M. (‘Collapse Into Now’), Blancmange (‘Blanc Burn’) and Exene Cervenka (‘The Excitement of Maybe’), plus a new EP from The Primitives, two mid-period reissues from The Mission and a new KMFDM single.

X to play ‘Los Angeles’ on December tour, will be joined by Ray Manzarek in San Francisco

X to play ‘Los Angeles’ on December tour, will be joined by Ray Manzarek in San Francisco

X will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its debut ‘Los Angeles’ by performing the album in its entirety during a run of Christmas dates along the West Coast — including a pair of special San Francisco shows featuring the record’s producer, Ray Manzarek of The Doors.

X to release Christmas single, play California holiday concerts in late December

X to release Christmas single, play California holiday concerts in late December

Tweet Legendary L.A. punk act X will celebrate the holidays this year by releasing a Christmas single — just like Ministry’s Al Jourgensen! — and […]