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Buzzcocks News

Buzzcocks announce North American tour details

The band begin the gig-run on May 11

  • Apr 9, 2010

Buzzcocks, Futureheads, British Sea Power banned from Beijing festival

Modern Sky Festival drops all foreign bands from bill

  • Oct 2, 2009

Buzzcocks, Joy Formidable, Scratch Perverts for Hereford festival

Nozstock to kick off next month

  • Jun 30, 2009

Buzzcocks, Fucked Up added to ATP Christmas bill

My Bloody Valentine curate December festival

  • Jun 4, 2009

Buzzcocks roll out the hits at Sunset Junction

Blonde Redhead, Ben Harper also rock LA Street Fair

  • Aug 21, 2007

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Buzzcocks Music Videos

The Start Band  Buzzcocks Play Video

The Start Band Buzzcocks

Start Band . Watch the official The Start Band Buzzcocks video by Start Band @ Woody's Bar in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

John Bramwell Covers Buzzcocks Play Video

John Bramwell Covers Buzzcocks

Recorded especially for the JD Set, I Am Kloot's John Bramwell performs a cover of Buzzcocks' 'Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)' at Manchester's Blueprint Studio. For more info go to nme.com/jdset

Tim Burgess & The Answering Machine Cover Buzzcocks - Video Play Video

Tim Burgess & The Answering Machine Cover Buzzcocks - Video

The Chartatans frontman Tim Burgess joins The Answering Machine live at the JD Set for a blistering performance of the Buzzcocks classic 'Just Lust'. For more info head to nme.com/jdset

Twisted Wheel And The Answering Machine Perform Buzzcocks Classic Play Video

Twisted Wheel And The Answering Machine Perform Buzzcocks Classic

Twisted Wheel's Jonny Brown and The Answering Machine cover Buzzcocks' classic 'Orgasm Addict' live for the JD Set. For more info on the JD Set check out nme.com/jdset

The Whip Perform Buzzcocks' 'What Do I Get?' Live Play Video

The Whip Perform Buzzcocks' 'What Do I Get?' Live

The Whip team up with Buzzcocks and The Smiths' Mike Joyce for a rendition of the band's classic track 'What Do I Get?' for the JD Set. For more info on the JD Set head to nme.com/jdset

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Buzzcocks Reviews

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks 30

  • Nov 23, 2007

Spiral Scratch

Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch EP(Mute)

  • Feb 5, 2000

Modern

Modern life, it isn't rubbish. Not if you're still partying like it's 1979....

  • Sep 27, 1999

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Buzzcocks Biography

Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in Bolton in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto.

They are regarded as an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop, pop punk and indie rock. They achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy. These singles were collected on Singles Going Steady, described by critic Ned Raggett as a "punk masterpiece".

Devoto and Shelley chose the name "Buzzcocks" after reading the headline, "It's the buzz, cocks!", in a review of the TV series Rock Follies in Time Out magazine. The "buzz" is the excitement of playing on stage; "cock" is Manchester slang meaning "mate" (as in friend/buddy). They thought it captured the excitement of the Sex Pistols and nascent punk scene.

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