Straight off the back of his old band’s December Australian tour, ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has released his solo debut “Abominator” to bloodthirsty horror-punk fans across Australia, ahead of plans to tour here sometime this year.
Some 34 years after they formed, punk rock icons Poison Idea are finally making it to Australia.
Four dates have been announced for the influential band from Portland, Oregon. Catch them at The Enigma Bar in Adelaide (May 14), Crowbar in Brisbane (May 15), The Baldfaced Stag in Sydney (May 16) and The Bendigo in Collingwood, Melbourne (on May 17.) Ticketing details and supports are still to be revealed.
Poison Idea has been cited as an influence by bands and musicians like Nirvana, Zeke, Turbonegro, Eyehategod, Pantera, Napalm Death and Machine Head. They formed in 1980, broke up in ’93 and have been gigging only sporadically since '98.
Celebrated American rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw has died at the age of 67 after protracted health battles. Some Detroit musical greats are gathering for a concernt to benefit his family in March.
Detroit rock and soul legend Scott Morgan (Sonic's Rendezvous Band, The Rationals, The Hydromatics, The Solution, Scots Pirates, Scott Morgan Band, Guardian Angel, Dodge Main) has returned to live singing just two years after being disagnosed with liver disease.
Scott joined The Sights at their special Christmas show at The Magic Stick on December 21. Here's his story:
Happy New Year! You've probably noticed we've been taking our steroids. The old Bar was looking a little run-down and a few things didn't work.