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A FEW WORDS FROM MR SEGS REGARDING THE RUTS

 

It's been a long time since I’ve been in here... I've been pretty busy making records since last we met. Shortly after moving on from the beloved Alabama 3, I was asked to join the two surviving members of my old band The Ruts to perform at what turned out to be guitarist Paul Fox’s last gig, he was pretty bad with Lung Cancer but played brilliantly, although in pain...the force that is Henry Rollins stepped in on lead vocals and again did a fantastic job, stepping into the late Malcolm Owens shoes.

 Now, we made a film of that Ruts/Rollins gig and it also features all the other artists who performed for Foxy that night along with many interviews. We’re showing a short version (well edited down to I hour) of the DVD at the Shepherds Bush Empire on Jan 25th Introduced by Mr Rollins himself telling his side of the story and supported by many bands including your own Alabama 3 Acoustic (Larry has promised to play a ruts tune!!).  Setting the mood will be Pablo Dubdelic and my good self playing a selection of reggae business from the era (well vaguely)...

Please come along we’ve got a big venue to fill and I'm missing the attention!   ahhh..
All proceeds to cancer charities and…er…buy the single here....www.theindiestore.com
 
See you there.


Mr Segs aka Frankie Zapatista
(former bass player of Alabama 3 and The Ruts)

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The bands performing at Shepherd’s Bush will each do a short set consisting of one Rut’s song and two of their own.  Alabama 3 Acoustic will be playing at about 8pm, so be sure to get there early!
After the gig finishes the party will be moving on to Jamm in Brixton, for Outlaw (Alabama 3’s monthly club night) where Ruts fans will be made very welcome. 
Details here>

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PEAFISH PROMOTIONS PRESENTS
A Charity Event in aid of the Macmillan Trust
 
A NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC & FILM

Presented by HENRY ROLLINS
Friday 25th January
At The Shepherds Bush Empire, London
7pm
£10 (Book here>)

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE RUTS
One of the UK’s most influential and yet forgotten bands
 
Friends of the Ruts will be performing their own songs plus their favourite Ruts tunes.
 
Confirmed artists so far include….
 
ALABAMA 3 ACOUSTIC
TV SMITH
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE + FRIENDS
Members of the MEMBERS
MAX SPLODGE
THE GLASS HEROES
 
+  more very special guests TBC
 
PLUS
 
THE PREMIERE SCREENING OF ‘THE GIG’
Introduced by HENRY ROLLINS
 

www.myspace.com/TheRutsOfficialPage

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BABYLON’S BURNING

The new download single
By
THE RUTS with HENRY ROLLINS
On sale now from
 WWW.INDIESTORE.COM/THERUTS