NEWS Round Up: Son of Sex Pistol’s manager burns £5m of punk merch

The son of Sex Pistols manager, Joe Corré, has burned almost £5m of Sex Pistols’ and other classic punk merch.

Joe originally put the stuff, which includes clothes worn by Johnny Rotten and the acetate of Anarchy in the U.K, on eBay for charity. But when the stock didn’t meet the reserved $1.2m, he decided to burn it instead.

The incident was all recorded as part of a documentary, called Burn Punk, by Corré and production company Octopus TV.

What do you think of the act? A statement about modern punk, or the destruction of cultural history? Comment below or tweet @poppunkmum

 

A jury has voted in A Day To Remember‘s favour in their case against Victory Records.

Not only have A Day To Remember been released from their five record contract (Victory Records claimed the band only provided three records), but Victory Records have been ordered to pay the band $4m in “withheld proceeds from music and merchandise sales”.

ADTR were awarded the right to license their music, while Victory Records retained rights to continue selling the bands albums, whilst still paying royalties.

Read the full story here.

 

Slam Dunk has added another wave of bands to their line up.

In this announcement, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Cute is What We Aim For, and We the Kings joined the line up, along with a few others.

The festival travels to three location across the UK in three days in May.

Are you going? Tweet @poppunkmum or comment below.

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Finally, Hayley Williams is donating part of the proceeds from her cosmetic brand GoodDYEYoung to charity.

Through Black Firday (November 25th) until December 20th, the Paramore singer will be donating $1 of each product to a good cause.

Donations from different dye colours will be donated to different causes. Find out which causes here.

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