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Book Of Love announced plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album MMXVI. On July 1st, they'll release a new compilation album MMXVI - Book Of Love - The 30th Anniversary Collection, featuring newly remastered versions of Book Of Love's greatest hits along with previously unreleased demos and two brand new songs. The new material is the band's first new material in over 15 years -- their last new song "Try" was released in 2001 on their greatest hits collection I Touch Roses: The Best Of Book Of Love. So far pre-orders and the tracklisting for MMXVI - Book Of Love - The 30th Anniversary Collection have not been announced.

All four original members of Book Of Love (Ted Ottaviano, Susan Ottaviano, Jade Lee and Lauren Roselli) head out on the road to celebrate the release of the new album this summer. The band announced a 30th anniversary show in New York City to coincide with the release of new album, plus they'll do a handful of other shows this summer. Aside from their recent May 20th gig in Chicago, these performances are the first shows to include all four original members since 2009 (the band performed a few one-off shows in 2013, however keyboardist Jade Lee was unavailable to participate at that time).

Confirmed dates for the shows are posted below. For more on Book Of Love, visit their official site.

Jun 23 -- New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom (30th anniversary show)
Jul 08 -- New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
Jul 09 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Jul 10 -- Charleston, SC @ Performing Arts Center (w/Culture Club)
Jul 15 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents
Jul 31 -- Houston, TX @ Reinvention Center (w/Culture Club)
Aug 27 -- Austin, TX @ Austin Pride Fest

Published May 30th, 2016

This spring marked the 40th anniversary of the release of The Ramones' debut self-titled album. To celebrate the milestone, Rhino is releasing a limited edition Ramones 3CD/1LP boxset on July 29th. The cd portion of the collection includes the album's original material ("superior new stereo version and mono mix" by Craig Leon, original producer and mixer of Ramones), single mixes, outtakes, demos, and two full live concert recordings captured in August 1976; the new mono mix of Ramones is also provided on vinyl.  Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is packaged with a hardcover book featuring pictures, essays and Leon's extensive production notes about the recording of the album. The set is limited to 19,760 copies and is available to pre-order from the official Ramones webstore.

View the tracklisting for Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition below:

Disc One: Original Album

Stereo Version

01. Blitzkrieg Bop
02. Beat On The Brat
03. Judy Is A Punk
04. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
05. Chain Saw
06. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
07. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement
08. Loudmouth
09. Havana Affair
10. Listen To My Heart
11. 53rd & 3rd
12. Let’s Dance
13. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World

40th Anniversary Mono Mix

15. Blitzkrieg Bop
16. Beat On The Brat
17. Judy Is A Punk
18. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
19. Chain Saw
20. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
21. I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement
22. Loudmouth
23. Havana Affair
24. Listen To My Heart
25. 53rd & 3rd
26. Let’s Dance
27. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
28. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World

Disc Two: Single Mixes, Outtakes, and Demos

01. Blitzkrieg Bop (Original Stereo Single Version)
02. Blitzkrieg Bop (Original Mono Single Version)
03. Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Original Stereo Single Version)
04. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Original Mono Single Version)
05. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Original Uncensored Vocals)*
06. I Don’t Care (Demo)
07. 53rd & 3rd (Demo)*
08. Loudmouth (Demo)*
09. Chain Saw (Demo)*
10. You Never Should Have Opened That Door (Demo)
11. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Demo)*
12. I Can’t Be (Demo)
13. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World (Demo)*
14. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You (Demo)*
15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Demo)
16. I Don’t Wanna Be Learned/I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed (Demo)
17. You’re Gonna Kill That Girl (Demo)*
18. What’s Your Name (Demo)

Disc Three: Live at The Roxy (8/12/76)

Set One

01. Loudmouth
02. Beat On The Brat
03. Blitzkrieg Bop
04. I Remember You
05. Glad To See You Go
06. Chain Saw
07. 53rd & 3rd
08. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
09. Havana Affair
10. Listen To My Heart
11. California Sun
12. Judy Is A Punk
13. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You
14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
16. Let’s Dance

Set Two

17. Loudmouth*
18. Beat On The Brat*
19. Blitzkrieg Bop*
20. I Remember You*
21. Glad To See You Go*
22. Chain Saw*
23. 53rd & 3rd*
24. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend*
25. Havana Affair*
26. Listen To My Heart*
27. California Sun*
28. Judy Is A Punk*
29. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You*
30. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World*
31. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue*
32. Let’s Dance*

40th Anniversary Mono Mix
LP Track Listing

01. Blitzkrieg Bop*
02. Beat On The Brat*
03. Judy Is A Punk*
04. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend*
05. Chain Saw*
06. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue*
07. I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement*
08. Loudmouth*
09. Havana Affair*
10. Listen To My Heart*
11. 53rd & 3rd*
12. Let’s Dance*
13. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You*
14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World*

* Previously Unreleased

Published May 30th, 2016


8 am hour:

Radiohead "Planet Telex"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Seven Seas"
Elvis Costello "Veronica"
XTC "Earn Enough For Us"
For Squirrels "Mighty K.C."
Dinosaur Jr "The Wagon"
Ride "Vapour Trail"
Julian Cope "Beautiful Love"
Smithereens "Behind The Wall Of Sleep"
Social Distortion "Cold Feelings"
Simple Minds "Promised You A Miracle"
Duran Duran "Planet Earth"
Cult "Revolution"

9 am hour:

Sex Pistols "God Save The Queen"
Smiths "The Queen Is Dead"
Clash "I Fought The Law"
Oasis "Acquiesce"
Kula Shaker "Tattva"
Love & Rockets "All In My Mind"
Alphaville "Big In Japan"
Aztec Camera "Oblivious"
Heaven 17 "Let Me Go"
Tragically Hip "Nautical Disaster"
Tragically Hip "Three Pistols"
Ramones "Rockaway Beach"

10 am hour:

Cure "Jumping Someone Else's Train"
Gang Of Four "Damaged Goods"
Black Flag "TV Party"
Kraftwerk "Computerwelt"
Moby "Porcelain"
Lenny Kravitz "Let Love Rule"
Sonic Youth "The Diamond Sea"
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds "Do You Love Me"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Dear Prudence"
Yaz "Only You"
Tears For Fears "Mad World"
Robyn Hitchcock "Balloon Man"
Blur "Song 2"

11 am hour:

Book Of Love "Boy"
Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down Again"
Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You"
Afghan Whigs "Gentlemen"
Nine Inch Nails "Dead Souls"
David Bowie "Life On Mars?"
Massive Attack "Teardrop"
Radiohead "Karma Police"
House Of Love "Shine On"
Happy Mondays "Step On"
Skinny Puppy "Smothered Hope"

Published May 29th, 2016


Kraftwerk are in town to headline Movement at Hart Plaza in Detroit tonight!  Fans also will have another opportunity to catch the German legends in the flesh after the show. According to reports, Kraftwerk will attend a Movement afterparty happening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (aka MOCAD). Juan Atkins and Salar Ansari performing at tonight's event at the MOCAD which celebrates the 30th anniversary of Derrick May's label Transmat. More info about the afterparty is posted here.  Tickets are available in advance here.

It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that Kraftwerk will be hobnobbing with techno royalty at MOCAD tonight. When Kraftwerk performed in Detroit back in October they hung out and spun with the Belleville 3 (Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, and Derrick May) at MOCAD's afterparty. Here's some video & photographic proof of that awesomeness!

Published May 28th, 2016
A David Bowie ballet tribute is set to make its world premiere at Music Hall in Detroit on Saturday June 18th!  Music Hall Commissions a World Premiere -- A Tribute to David Bowie by Complexions Contemporary Ballet is a rapturous theatrical homage to the legend and innovator.  Described as a Rock Opera-like production, the ballet interprets four decades of Bowie's iconic music with the help of artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson.

According to the official press release from Music Hall:

"This new work takes an array of his hits over these 4 decades and lays a visual imprint of his - style, character, intensity, androgyny and his restless invention as an artist and creates a Rock Opera style production in his honor. The ballet takes the rebel spirit and creates an environment with a deft theatricality shaded with a luminous palette - that chronicles the heart of each song through dance wrought with emotion. The ballet will play from section to section like a rich tapestry that shows Bowie’s ability to conquer virtually any musical notion with ease. Conveyed with a loose narrative and a movement vocabulary that uses Contemporary Ballet, popular dance vernaculars, his singular idiosyncrasies and Inspirations from Bowie’s many personas, this premiere sets out to deliver a smooth, high voltage romp to highlight his truly original legacy."

The event will also feature the music of Metallica.

For more info on A Tribute to David Bowie by Complexions Contemporary Ballet and/or to purchase tickets, visit Music Hall on the web.

Published May 28th, 2016


Dinosaur Jr return with a new album Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not on August 5th. The official announcement came via a short video featuring Henry Rollins. Hank tells us he's heard the new Dinosaur Jr record which he describes as "fantastic" and he says he can't wait for us to hear it. View the album teaser below:

UPDATE (5/25): Dinosaur Jr's live premiere of new single "Tiny" from last night's Late Show With Jools Holland is also available to view below:

Fans can pre-order the 11 song album through the Dinosaur Jr store. Choose from the CD, purple vinyl, or one of many bundles here.

Dinosaur Jr hits the road in July for a handful of dates with Jane's Addiction, then they'll head out on a headline tour in September. The updated tour itinerary is posted below:

Jane's Addiction/Dinosaur Jr tour dates

Jul 15 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater
Jul 16 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
Jul 17 -- Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
Jul 19 -- Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavillion
Jul 20 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Jul 22 -- Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Jul 23 -- Cleveland, OH @ Jacob's Pavilion
Jul 25 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Center

Dinosaur Jr headline dates

Sep 07 -- New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
Sep 08 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sep 09 -- Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Sep 10 -- Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Sep 11 -- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Sep 13 -- Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Sep 14 -- New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's Uptown
Sep 15 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Sep 16 -- Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
Sep 17 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Sep 19 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Sep 20 -- Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Sep 22 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Sep 23 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Sep 24 -- Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's
Sep 26 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sep 27 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sep 28 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sep 29 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sep 30 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Oct 01 -- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Oct 07 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Oct 08 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro

Dinosaur Jr w/ Steve Gunn

Oct 03 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Oct 04 -- Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct 05 -- Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater