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07.16.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

The drummer has been replaced by Dresden Dolls' Bryan Viglione

By Evan Rytlewski
So much for a drama-free reunion. Just several weeks after playing a homecoming show at Summerfest, the recently regrouped Violent Femmes announced that they have replaced original drummer Victor DeLorenzo with Bryan Viglione of the Dresden Dolls. (The band's website has even been updated with a photo of Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie with Viglione, making the new lineup official.) DeLorenzo's depa...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 No one was more surprised than Violent Femmes’ drummer Victor DeLorenzo when the play button was pressed and the band’s six-year pause ended. “Gordon [Gano] called me last October, on John Lennon’s birthday
03.26.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

Relations are no longer "Frosty" between Ritchie and Gano

By Evan Rytlewski
It ended with an argument over Wendy's. Milwaukee's Violent Femmes had been playing together for nearly 30 years, but that shared history wasn't enough to keep them together in the wake one of the fast-food giant's ad campaigns, which used the Femmes' iconic "Blister in the Sun" with the permission of guitarist Gordon Gano but not bassist Brian Ritchie. Incensed by that commercial, Ritchie sued Ga...
02.11.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee's most influential punk band, Die Kreuzen broke up in 1992, and for a long time they remained that way. During a time when seemingly every other Milwaukee band was reuniting, Die Kreuzen remained happily defunct. It was only last year that the group was moved to regroup for a performance at the Lest We Forget benefit concert at Turner Hall Ballroom, to pay homage to several Milwaukee mus...
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Waxing nostalgic is inevitable with any reunion, and Dan Didier, drummer for lauded Milwaukee band The Promise Ring, has more than good reason to do so. “There was a...
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Guitarist Tom DeLonge's relations with the rest of Blink-182 had so soured by early 2005 that he was no longer on speaking terms with his band mates. It was only through the group's manager that bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker learned DeLonge had quit. Amid the bitter war of words that followed, played out through the press, DeLonge criticized Blink-182 as embarrassing and sophomoric while he promoted...

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