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26th May 2001

 

JOHN LYDON

John is back on the acting trail and has been cast in a couple of upcoming US sitcoms...

JL Reaper

'Bad News Mr Swanson' is centred on a character with a terminal illness who decides to start living when he finds out he is dying. Typically John plays The Grim Reaper!! The show is set to air on the US cable FX Network this autumn.

'A Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star' is a US remake of last years Channel 4 show about an aspiring rock band. John plays the father of the main character, as he says himself, "a heavy metal dad"!! The show is set to air on WB this autumn.

Apparently John has more acting roles lined up, including some film work. More info as we get it...

 

 

 

JAH WOBBLE

After his successful US Tour Wobble has some live dates lined up, including a multi-appearance in Japan
June, Jah Wobble & Deep Space: Colchester Arts Centre
1st -3rd June, Jah Wobble & Deep Space, Jah Wobble & Invaders Of the Hearts, Molam Dub & Bill Laswell
Itsukushima shrine, Miyajima Island, Japan
8th June, Jah Wobble & Deep Space: The Bull Arts Centre, Barnet
6 July, Jah Wobble & Deep Space: Farndale North York Moors National Park
14th July, Jah Wobble & Deep Space: Croydon World Music Party
22nd July, Jah Wobble & Invaders of the Heart, Molam: Trowbridge Festival
4th August, Jah Wobble & Deep Space: Sidmouth folk Festival (Bowd Marquee)

Four reasons to be cheerful The promised live recording of the mighty Deep Space will be the next release on 30 Hertz. It's from a show recorded in Hartlepool last year and should be in the shops in the next month.

Wobble and Laswell have a dubwise selection called 'Wasteland' on a new compilation now around and about called 'Innerhythmic Sound System' on Innerhythmic. The track is a taster from an upcoming release called 'Excavation: Beat Alchemy'.

The fingers of Wobble and Cai Murphy are all over a fascinating new soundclash by Temple of Sound and Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali called 'People's Colony NĂ' just released on Realworld.

In April Wobble recorded in New York with Laswell, Amina Claudine Myers from AE of C, Nils Pette Molvaer,˛Graham Haynes, Kirsh Kale on Drums and Nicky Skopelitis. Probably to be released on Laswell's newly-rescutitated axiom label.

 

Thanks to the Jah Wobble Discussion List for the info, sign up now...!

 

KEITH LEVENE

Apparently Keith has completed his new line-up, except for a drummer, and a new record should be released sometime this year. Possibly including some re-worked PiL material such as a new version of 'Fodderstompf'.

Keep checking his The Missing Channel web site for updated info... Incidentally you can now download a couple of 'Commercial Zone' tracks via the site.

(Thanks to Karsten for the info)

 

 

The newly issued punk compilation CD ''Whatever Happened To?' (EMI 7243 5 29238 23) features 'Low Life' by PiL. The CD also features The Sex Pistols & The Professionals.

 

 


 

1st May 2001

A brief round up of recent news...

 

JAH WOBBLE

Wobble along with Deep Space hit the USA in May for a short series of live dates, definitely not to be missed...
Confirmed dates are:

8th May 2001 Jah Wobble - Deep Space SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall
10th May 2001 Jah Wobble - Deep Space LOS ANGELES, CA Conga Room
11th May 2001 Jah Wobble - Deep Space CHICAGO, IL Double Door
12th May 2001 Jah Wobble - Deep Space Boston, Axis
13th May 2001 Jah Wobble - Deep Space NEW YORK, NY Knitting Factory
14th May 2001 Jah Wobble - Deep Space + Bill Laswell NEW YORK, NY Knitting Factory
15th May 2001 Jah Wobble - Deep Space +Evan Parker NEW YORK, NY Knitting Factory

More Deep Space gigs are planned over the next few months, check out the official 30 Hertz site for full info.

(Many thanks to everyone at the Jah Wobble Discussion List for help with info, sign up now...!)



KEITH LEVENE

The second part of Keith's interview with E-Zine Perfect Sound has just been published. This is the second of a 4 part interview. This instalment centres on the early days on PiL. Check it out here.

Keith's new web site is still under construction at TheMissingChannel however, he has recently added some new recent pix...

 

JOHN LYDON

Burn Hollywood Burn. Expect to see Mr Rotten on the big and small screen sometime soon. Details are still under wraps, but he IS doing it...

 

MARTIN ATKINS

Martin's Invisible Records have just re-launched their web site. The first 1000 people to sign up get a free 'Dr. Speedlove Presents Volume II compilation CD, the next 500 win random merchandise.

March 6th also sees the release of 'The Best of Pigface' - 'Preaching to the Perverted' (INV200). A 2 CD set featuring one disc of Pigface tracks chosen by fans, and a second disc featuring a mixture of previously unreleased, lost, or live tracks... The set will also include a 14 page booklet featuring fan submitted stories of the best Pigface shows they've ever seen.

 

JAH WOBBLE

Wobble has just released 'Passage to Hades' a collaboration with saxophonist Evan Parker on his own 30 Hertz Records. The album has already picked up good press, (including in the February issue of The Wire, which also includes a full page ad for the CD) and looks like building on the success of last year's acclaimed Molam Dub album.
Wobble and Parker will be appearing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on 28th March.

After a relatively quiet few months, by his standards, Wobble will be releasing a variety of old and new material over the next few months. A live Deep Space double CD is due in May, and 30 Hertz will soon start reissuing various 'lost' Wobble releases from the eighties, including the likes of 'The Bedroom Album', Invaders of the Heart 12" & The Human Condition (which included ex-PiL drummer Jim Walker). More info as we get it.

Wobble and Deep Space are set to play Preston's Guild Hall on 28th April as part of a conference entitled 'Relocating the Sacred in Contemporary Performance Practice'. Genesis P Orridge and Thee Majesty are also on the bill, Wobble and Genesis will also be taking part in a talk/discussion earlier in the day.


More Deep Space gigs are planned over the next few months, check out the official 30 Hertz site for full info.

(Many thanks to everyone at the Jah Wobble Discussion List for help with info, sign up now...!)

 

KEITH LEVENE

Having resurfaced in London last year, Keith's long anticipated exclusive interview with E-Zine Perfect Sound has just been published. The extensive interview will run to 4 parts, the present interview covers his early days, including his thoughts on punk and his time in The Clash. He touches on PiL and John, but the next part of the interview will be where he really starts talking about them. The next instalment is due in late April with the other parts to follow every two months after that.

Keith has a web site under construction at TheMissingChannel where he is set to release new material. Details are still sketchy but Keith reckons the new material will be an extension of his work with PiL, much in the way his previous solo releases were. Check out the Perfect Sound interview here.

 

PETE JONES

After the success of last year's 'Twisted' album is considering releasing another album later this year. Check his web site for further updates.

 

JOHN LYDON

John is currently recording a new solo album at his own Rotten Studios. He's still working on it, and at present there is no release date. The plan is for John to release the album himself via the internet, with no record company involvement...
Once completed he hopes to tour as a solo artist, no band just him and some computers! Although being largely computer based, John intends the live sound to be more like a band than simply electronic samples.

Rotten TV has been scrapped, for the time being at least, after John felt himself and VH-1 weren't going in the same direction. The show may possibly return on a different network, although nothing is definite. The same goes for Rotten Radio, which John left last year after a lack of promotion by Eyada.

 
 

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