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Below is our complete Turbonegro news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Extensive Lineup Announcement For Download Paris

An extensive lineup announcement has been made for the forthcoming "Download Paris" festival, which will take place June 15th-18th at the Base Aérienne 217 in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France. Here’s how the daily lineups for the festival will run:

Friday, June 15th:

Ozzy Osbourne
Black Veil Brides
Thy Art Is Murder
Vandenberg’s Moonkings
Bury Tomorrow
Poho Car Crash Control
Cellar Darling

Saturday, June 16th: More...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 Day 3

Pallbearer may have started around 1 pm, but kept its audience in mourning. The group moved with the deliberation and anguish of its namesake. Guitarists Brett Campbell and Devin Holt dropped emotional bombs with weight comparable to receiving bereaving news. Campbell used an effect to make his voice appear distant like a ghost whispering in the ear of its lost lover. This was the third time in the last year I caught these Arkansas melancholic musicians, which is special since they only have one album of material to display: Profound Lore released their debut full-length recording, “Sorrow and Extinction,” in February.

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FFF 2012 Announces Day Lineup Schedule

AUSTIN, TX (SEPTEMBER 5, 2012) – FUN FUN FUN FEST announced today the daily schedule for the 7th annual festival with Single Day Tickets now on sale for the Fest to be held November 2-4, 2012 at Auditorium Shores in Austin.

Recently reunited legendary hip-hop outfit Run-D.M.C will headline opening night, along with performances from Santigold, seminal L.A. punk group X, Dillon Francis and Twin Sister. Saturday night will feature Girl Talk, Johnny Lydon’s PiL, Refused, A$AP Rocky, Diamond Rugs and more. Closing out the final day of the Fest are sets by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Turbonegro, Etienne De Crecy, and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Check out the complete schedule by day with performance times below. More...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces 2012 Lineup

Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced its finalized lineup for 2012. In addition to headliners Run-DMC, Refused, Santigold and David Cross, who appear on genre-related, color-coded stages, the festival features a Black Stage devoted to heavier acts. Some of these acts include Tomahawk, Turbonegro, Earth, Napalm Death, Against Me, Between The Buried & Me, Municipal Waste and many more (see the complete lineup below). More...

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Mondo Generator Postpones U.S. Tour Dates

Mondo Generator, featuring Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures), Happy Tom (Turbonegro) and Marc Diamond (The Dwarves), has announced that they are postponing their current U.S. tour until December. Here's the update from the band:

"Mondo Generator have had to postpone their current US tour. The band are very sorry about this and would like to apologize to all involved; The shows will be rescheduled to run in December and January. New dates will be announced shortly."

The affected tour dates are as follows:

Wed August 4th - Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA (USA)
Fri August 6th - Dante's, Portland, OR (USA)
Sat August 7th - Studio 7, Seattle, WA (USA)
Mon August 9th - Club Vegas, Salt Lake City, UT (USA)
Wed August 11th - 3 Kings Tavern, Denver, CO (USA)
Thu August 12th - Riot Room, Kansas City, MO (USA)
Fri August 13th - Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN (USA)
Sat August 14th - Frequency, Madison WI (USA)
Sun August 15th - Double Door, Chicago, IL (USA)
Mon August 16th - Southgate House, Newport KY (USA)
Tue August 17th - Smalls, Hamtramck MI (USA)
Wed August 18th - Bug Jar, Rochester NY (USA)
Thu August 19th - Santos, New York, NY (USA)
Fri August 20th - Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA (USA)
Sat August 21st - Northn Star Bar, Philadelphia PA (USA)
Sun August 22nd - 37th & Zen, Norfolk VA (USA)
Tue August 24th - Casbah @ Trenton Music Hall, Charlotte NC (USA)
Wed August 25th - Stella Blue, Asheville NC (USA)
Thu August 26th - Hi Tone Cafe, Memphis TN (USA)
Fri Augsut 27th - The Conservatory, Oklahoma City OK (USA)
Sat August 28th - Emo's, Austin TX (USA)
Sun August 29th - Skillman Street Bar, Dallas, TX (USA)
Tue August 31st - Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM (USA)
Thu September 2nd - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

The band's new single, "Dog Food" dropped on August 10th.

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Turbonegro Guitarist Recovers From Cancer

Turbonegro guitarist Knut "Euroboy" Schreiner has announced that he has now fully recovered from cancer. A statement from the guitarist reads as follows:

"As the year 2008 is coming to an end, I'm happy to inform you all that I've undergone successful treatment for lymphoma cancer. Last month I shook hands with the doctors and hugged the nurses and signed off at Radiumhospitalet, hopefully once and for all. When it comes to cancer patients, they're not willing to declare you completely cured until years have passed without further complications. But there are no signs of cancer in my system at least, and the chances of experiencing a fallback are rather small, and life has gone back to normal. I feel good and tell my friends that I'm cured.

"The treatment went fine; I didn't get too sick and was able to do a couple of shows this summer (the awesome 'Apocalypse Dudes' concert at the Øya festival in Oslo stands out). Not to mention that my interest for music, the band and the guitar has gone through the roof! Now I'm really looking forward to make music again and get back in the saddle and play some cool shows for you all. More...

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Turbonegro Cancel April U.S. Dates

Norwegian rockers TURBONEGRO — who recently cancelled their European tour due to the "serious illness" of the group's guitarist Knut "Euroboy" Schreiner — have issued the following statement:

"It is with great further regret that we will now have to cancel our trip to the U.S. in April to play the west coast shows, most regrettably the Coachella festival."

"A huge apology to the U.S. fans and to the promoters. I'm sure that all will understand that this decision wasn't taken lightly, but it is the right decision for Euroboy. He is in good shape, all considered, but his treatment makes it impossible for him be away for long periods of time and certainly not to be taking long haul flights." More...

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Turbonegro Guitarist Issues Update

TURBONEGRO were forced to cancel their European tour due to guitarist Knut "Euroboy" Schreiner being ill.

He has now issued the following update:

"Hi Everyone,"

"I just wanted to say a few words about how sorry I am about the whole situation. First of all, I’m doing alright now, staying at home with my family and feeling OK, but I’ll be going trough treatment in the near future."

"I was really looking forward to going on this tour and kicking ass night after night in true, classic Turbonegro style, together with two other great bands. I’m sure we’d all have had a real cool tilme. Now my life has suddendly almost turned upside down and I won’t be able to tour or perform for a while. I can still play guitar of course, so I’ll work on some new "hot licks" and maybe write a couple of new songs (some top-of-the-mountain emotional power ballads that is, no just kidding!)."

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Akimbo Plans West Coast Tour

Akimbo will tour the West Coast in late-April. Several of the shows will also feature Turbonegro. Here are the tour dates:

Akimbo dates with Turbonegro:
4/21 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/22 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
4/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/24 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
4/25 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

4/26 Oakland, CA @ Warehouse w/ Triclops, The Pics
4/27 Arcata, CA @ The Alibi
4/28 Portland, OR @ East End
4/29 Bellingham, WA @ Hot Shotz w/ Cicadas

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Turbonegro Announce New Drummer, Tomas Dahl

Turbonegro have made the decision to replace drummer Chris Summers with Tomas Dahl. The former was asked to leave the band because of various problems.

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Volcom Euro Tour Dates w/ Turbonegro Announced

Norwegian death-punks, Turbonegro, will headline The Volcom Tour Europe 2008 in March and April with support provided by Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster.

Also scheduled on January 27th, 2008 is a special pre-Volcom Tour concert with Turbonegro, Year Long Disaster, and Sexty Sexers at Georg-Elser-Hallen in München, Germany, that takes place around the Winter ISPO action sports equipment and fashion trade fair in München.

All concerts below with Turbonegro, Valient Thorr, and Year Long Disaster, unless otherwise *noted.

January 27, 2008 München, Germany @ Georg-Elser-Hallen (*No Valient Thorr)
March 24, 2008 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
March 25, 2008 Essen, Germany @ Weststadthalle
March 26, 2008 Stuttgart, Germany @ Longhorn
March 27, 2008 Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
March 28, 2008 Graz, Austria @ Orpheum
March 29, 2008 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
March 30, 2008 Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
April 01, 2008 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
April 02, 2008 Bremen, Germany @ Schlachthof-Kneipe

More tour dates in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland to be announced.

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Turbonegro Guest On Bruce Dickinson's Radio Show

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be joined on his BBC 6 Music Rock Show radio program by Norwegian punk-metallers TURBONEGRO on Friday, January 4th.

You can listen to the weekly BBC 6 Music rock show live via the internet Fridays between 9 PM and Midnight UK Time (3 PM and 6 PM EST) here.

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Turbonegro Part Ways With Rhythm Guitarist

Rhythm guitarist Rune Rebellion has left Norway's TURBONEGRO. According to MIC Norway, he will not leave the organization however, and will continue in his instrumental role in running the band's label, Scandinavian Leather Recordings, as well as managing a lot of the touring business. These tasks have been largely his responsibility also thus far, and the workload of the combined roles as on-stage rebel and behind-the-scenes organizer was what made it necessary to leave the band.

Norwegian music journalists agree that Rebellion's departure will not change TURBONEGRO's sound — that two guitars suffices, especially when led by wizard Euroboy — and that he probably will not be replaced. Rebellion's last show will be this Saturday's gig in Stavanger, Norway.

Notwithstanding the gravity of losing a band member, most of the buzz around the band these days is about the recently released band biography, which has all the ingredients of a classic on par with MÖTLEY CRUE's story "The Dirt". More...

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Turbonegro To Re-Release Five Albums

Monday 5th November sees the re-release of five classic Turbonegro albums, namely Darkness Forever, Apocalypse Dudes , Ass Cobra , Never Is Forever and Hot Cars And Spent Contraceptives.

Each of the re-issues has been re-mastered and features the original artwork except for Hot Cars And Spent Contraceptives, and Never Is Forever, which have the artwork from their 1999 reissue versions.

Below, Happy Tom succinctly describes four of these Death Punk classics (Darkness Forever is a live album, recorded in Oslo and Hamburg in 1998) :

On Apocalypse Dudes:
Apocalypse Dudes, man. Fucken APOCALYPSE DUDES, man. That's all I can say.

On Ass Cobra:
Without doubt one of the meanest punk rock albums ever released, at least pegged so by Steve Albini, this dude with glasses. Post-teen nihilism at it's scariest, but in a sexy way. Our first denim record, and how!

On Never Is Forever:
We recorded this basically as a big FUCK YOU to the lo-fi aesthetics that ruled the planet in 1993/94. We tried to make a 2.000 dollar record sound like a million bucks, and succeeded, as always. Through the haze of beer bottle-doubling-as-ashtray fumes and amyl nitrate it comes your way on a unicorn, beautifully.

On Hot Cars And Spent Contraceptives:
Sounds like Slayer performed by a bunch of very irritable and not very talented hash smokers. Which was what it was, basically. A climaxing fountain on the town square of the world's most negative city.

Turbonegro will be hitting the road as special guests for Marilyn Manson in December on their UK Arena Tour.

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Year Long Disaster To Support Turbonegro On Tour

Year Long Disaster have announced that they will be supporting Turbonegro on their upcoming North American "What Is Rock" tour, which also includes Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator.

Here are the latest Turbonegro, Mondo Generator and Year Long Disaster tour dates:

Sep. 25 - Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
Sep. 26 - The Black Cat - Washington DC
Sep. 29 - Center Stage (Earthlink Live) - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 1 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
Oct. 2 - Emos - Austin, TX
Oct. 4 - Brickhouse Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 5 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
Oct. 7 - Henry Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 8 - Slims - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 10 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
Oct. 11 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
Oct. 12 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR

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Turbonegro and Mondo Generator To Tour US

TURBONEGRO will be returning to North America for a fall tour in support of their new album Retox, which drops in North America on August 14th through Cooking Vinyl. Support will come from Nick Oliveri’s MONDO GENERATOR. The tour dates are as follows:

9/19 - Chicago, IL Metro
9/20 - Detroit, MI Smalls
9/21 - Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
9/22 - Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theater
9/24 - Boston, MA Paradise
9/25 - New York, NY Nokia Theatre
9/26 - Washington, DC The Black Cat
9/28 - Winston Salem, NC Ziggy’s
9/29 - Atlanta, GA Centre Stage
9/30 - New Orleans One Eyed Jacks
10/1 - Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
10/2 - Austin, TX Emos
10/4 - Phoenix, AZ Brickhouse Theatre
10/5 - San Diego, CA House Of Blues
10/6 - Los Angeles, CA LA Weekly Festival
10/7 - Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
10/8 - San Francisco, CA Slims
10/10 - Seattle, WA Showbox
10/11 - Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
10/12 - Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom

Additionally, TURBONEGRO’s full back catalog will be reissued on September 25th. This includes their classics Apocalypse Dudes, Ass Cobra, and Never is Forever.

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Turbonegro Announce Release Dates For New Album

Turbonegro have announced release dates for the band's new album, entitled "Retox." A number of the songs are already streaming on the band's MySpace page.

11 June - Norway - Scandinavian Leather Records
13 June - Sweden - Playground Music
15 June - Rest of Europe (excl. UK) - Edel
23 June - Australia - Shock Records
9 July - UK - Cooking Vinyl UK
14 August - USA - Cooking Vinyl USA

Until then, look for the band on tour across Europe. So far only one date has been announced for the States. Currently confirmed tour dates follow: More...

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Turbonegro Post New Track Online

A new track, “Do You Do You Dig Destruction,” from TURBONEGRO’s forthcoming new album has been posted on the band’s official MySpace page for listening. The band recently finished mixing the new album prior to their appearance at this year’s SXSW festivities.

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Underground Video Television Covers Stoner Rock

This week’s episode of Underground Video Television (UVTV) is a Special Stoner Rock Edition hosted by Bobby Black, columnist at High Times magazine and host of Sirius Radio Hard Attack channel’s “Contact High”. The show features music videos of Clutch, Corrosion Of Conformity, Fu Manchu, Turbonegro, & Monster Magnet as well as some live videos of Mastodon and Bobby’s close friends Type O Negative. Also on the show is a brand new live video of Fireball Ministry playing their track “It Flies Again” that was filmed recently in Buffalo NY. You can view the show online or by subscribing to the UVTV podcast on i-Tunes.

Bobby Black’s show “Contact High” on Sirius Hard Attack Channel 27 airs Thursdays 9pm-10pm ET and features the sludgiest, most psychedelic and potent stoner rock ever. Find out more information about Bobby Black at his MySpace page.

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Bam Margera's Viva La Bands Tour 2006 Initial Info

After executing a successful 5-date mini-tour last year Bam Margera's Viva La Bands Tour 2006 is being planned. As of now, Clutch and CKY are confirmed and Turbonegro is rumored to be in negotiations as well for the planned 20 date outing. There will be a number of after-parties featuring other bands and rotating some emerging artists at different shows.

The tour will feature exclusive Bam themed video content on big screens (Jackass-style stuff) produced by Tim Glomb. There will also be special live appearances from the Viva La Bam crew and many of their celebrity friends.

The Viva La Bands 2006 tour is tentatively scheduled to kick off on October 4th in Phoenix and end with a big Halloween bash in Philly on October 31st. Ticket prices are expected to be kept low (around $20). There will be numerous opportunities for fans to meet Bam and the bands, and it will all be caught on film.

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