The Damned Tap Theatre Of Hate For Upcoming Show
... (Classic Rock) The Damned
have secured Theatre Of Hate as special guests for their show in London's Roundhouse on December 13. It's part of a 15-date UK tour that kicks off later this month, with support from Ruts DC. The current Damned
lineup features Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, drummer Pinch, bassist Stu West and keyboardist Monty Oxy Moron. Theatre Of Hate consists of founders Kirk Brandon, Stan Stammers and John Lennard plus Mike Kelly and Adrian Portas. They're also on tour during December. Commenting on the one-off show, Damned
frontman Vanian says: "Friday the 13th has always been a special day for this band - we couldn't believe our luck when we realized it falls in our UK tour period this year." more on this story Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. The Damned
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Watch: Metz Cover the Damned's "Neat Neat Neat"
... While in Chicago for Pitchfork Music Festival, Canadian shredders METZ recorded a live session for the AV Club's "Undercover" series. They played a cover of the Damned
's 1977 single "Neat Neat Neat" at the restaurant Parson's Chicken & Fish. Have a look below, followed by footage of METZ's performance at the festival. METZ: "Can't Understand" (live at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013): Watch: Metz Cover the Damned
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Watch METZ Cover The Damned
... part of the A.V. Club's Undercover video series, in which bands cover songs that we might not expect them to cover, Toronto post-hardcore bashers METZ recently stood outside a Chicago chicken spot in what looks like blistering heat to cover a not-all-that-surprising song. For their entry, METZ took on the Damned
's first-wave punk rager "Neat Neat Neat," and it's a bit refreshing to hear them playing something so simple after witnessing the stomach-punch tempo-shifts of their live show. Check out the video below. The self-titled METZ debut album is out now on Sub Pop. Watch METZ Cover The Damned
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The Damned (1976-)
David Vanian (David Letts) (vocals)
Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns) (bass/guitar) 1976-1983, 1988-
Brian James (guitar) 1976-1978
Rat Scabies (drums) 1976-1995
Lu Edmunds (guitar) 1977
Garry Dreadful (drums) 1995-1998
Pinch (drums) 1998-
Algy Ward (bass) 1978-1979
Paul Gray (bass) 1979-1983
Bryn Merrick (bass) 1984-1988
Roman Jugg (guitar) 1983-1988
Patricia Morrison (bass) 1998-2004
Stu Cummings (bass) 2004-
Alan Lee Shaw (guitar) 1993-1996
Kris Dollimore (guitar) 1993-1996
Monte Oxy-Moron (keyboards) 1998-
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The Damned were the first British Punk band to release a full length disc: Damned Damned Damned in 1976.
Lemmy from Motorhead played bass on the 1978 release Motordamn.
Captain Sensible had a #1 UK hit with "Happy Talk," an old show tune, in 1982, prompting him to leave The Damned to pursue a solo career.
The Damned contributed "Dead Beat Dance" to the 1984 movie Return Of The Living Dead.
Kris Dollimore went from The Damned to Del Amitri.
Brian James left The Damned to form The Lords Of The New Church with Stiv Bators.
Paul Gray was in Eddie And The Hot Rods before joining The Damned. He can no longer play shows due to tinnunitus, a buzzing in the ears.
Patricia Morrison was in The Bags and married David Vanian. She left the band when she gave birth to their daughter.
In 1989 the original 4 members (Dave Vanian, Brian James, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies) reunited for a "Farewell" tour. The Damned reunited in 1993 without James and Sensible to release Not Of This Earth.
Garry Dreadful and Monte Oxy-Moron were in Captain Sensible's band during his solo years.
They broke up in 1977 and reformed in 1978 without Brian James and Lu Edmunds. Captain moved to guitar from bass and Algy Ward (from The Saints) took over bass.
Lu Edmunds went on to Public Image Ltd with John Lydon. (thanks, Rich - Stevensville, MD, for all above)
Onstage, Dave Vanian often dressed up in formal dress and white makeup, resembling a vampire. (thanks, alex - Glendale, AZ)
Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
At 80 years old, Yoko has 10 #1 Dance hits. She discusses some of her songs and explains what inspired John Lennon's return to music in 1980.