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Rancid Release Album Details and New Video

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Punk stalwarts Rancid have offered up a sampler video featuring three new songs to announce their upcoming eighth studio album, …Honor Is All We Know, due out Oct. 27.

The black-and-white clip features the quartet playing “Collision Course,” “Honor Is All We Know” and “Evil’s My Friend.”

Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz produced the new album, which marks Rancid’s first since 2009′s Let the Dominoes Fall.

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Tim Armstrong Appears in New Interrupters Video

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Tim Armstrong InterruptersRancid’s Tim Armstrong recently lent his talents to the Interrupters in a new video for the track “Family,” which comes off the ska-punk band’s upcoming self-titled album (due out Aug. 5).

The clip depicts a raucous party that begins in a living room and spills out into a backyard, where the family vibe is certainly evident.

Check out the video below.

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Five Great Gretsch Songs of the 90s

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Ask most people about music in the 1990s, and they’ll probably point to grunge’s dominance during the early part of the decade and bubblegum pop towards the end as main mile markers.

Gretsch artists and their trusty guitars certainly had several standout moments in those areas. But whether it was the straightforward punk from Tim Armstrong and Rancid or the infectious rockabilly of Brian Setzer, Gretsch played a big part in many other genres, as well. (more…)

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Grammys Bring Out Another Blockbuster Show

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The 55th annual Grammy Awards show honored several breakout acts this year, drawing from an eclectic group of artists.

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach actually led the night with four trophies, sweeping the rock categories (song, album and performance) while also nabbing a Grammy for producer of the year.

British folk band Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year for Babel, indie-pop act Fun. won Song of the Year for “We Are Young,” Halestorm was honored with the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “Love Bites (So Do I)” and Australian singer Gotye won Record of the Year for “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

Gretsch signature artist Tim Armstrong might not have won an award with his punk outfit Rancid, but the singer-songwriter did take home some hardware for his collaboration with reggae icon Jimmy Cliff. (more…)

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Tim Armstrong Revs Up Solo Project – Tim Timebomb and Friends

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Last year, Tim Armstrong noted that new material from Rancid and the Transplants would be on the way, but before those records drop, fans can look forward to Armstrong’s solo project, Tim Timebomb and Friends, releasing a debut album on Dec. 11.

Armstrong has been posting tracks on his official YouTube channel over the past few weeks, offering a mix of originals and covers with several guest musicians, including Pink and Travis Barker.

“Tim Timebomb and Friends is a place for me to share with you some of my favorite songs that I’ve recorded with friends of mine,” Armstrong wrote on the Tim Timebomb website.  ”I’ve always enjoyed sharing music, whether I’m just sitting around playing acoustic guitar with my friends or breaking out old 45’s.

“I guess you could call me a music nerd. I like everything from Bob Dylan to the Ramones, to Jimmy Cliff to Cock Sparrer. I plan to bring together a great group of players to record covers as well as some originals. I hope you dig it and encourage you to pass them on.” (more…)

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