NEWS - May 2012 


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YESTERDAY'S NEWS:




  • Boyd Rice makes a guest interview appearance on a recent broadcast of WCSB (Cleveland, OH), during which Dricore interviews rockabilly forbear Ralph Gean.

  • In conjunction with seven other authors from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, Boyd Rice is publicly alleging that his former publisher, Creation Books, has committed Fraud and other crimes. Detailed information is available at www.CreationBooksFraud.com

  • Creation Books FRAUD
     
     




    Boyd Rice is currently working on a new "Expanded & Revised" edition of Standing In Two Circles: The Collected Writings Of Boyd Rice. Although the book's former editor, Brian M. Clark, has opted to pull his introductory texts and will not be involved with this "Expanded & Revised" edition, the new version of Two Circles will include numerous new and previously unpublished texts from the pen of Boyd Rice. Look for it in early 2012...
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    New book from Boyd Rice:
    twilight_man From the back cover:

    “Long after San Francisco’s Summer of Love turned into a Winter of Hate, Boyd Rice was the voice of a new, truly lost generation. Brimming with protoapocalyptic violence and populated by trolls, swarming rats, junkies, hookers, angry white men and homicidal eunuchs, Twilight Man proves the author’s fiction as extraordinary as his life. When it comes to noire, it’s hard to think a man more truly dark than Boyd Rice.”
        – Carlo McCormick

    “Only Boyd Rice could deliver the perfect surreal film-noir account of his wild nights responding to alarm calls in San Francisco’s Chinatown.Twilight Man is full of fun and exciting adventure tales from everyone’s favorite misanthrope!”
        – Dwid Hellion

    “Never have I read such horrific and depraved tales and never have I laughed so hard. Boyd Rice the boy may have been born in the sunny suburb of Lemon Grove, but Boyd Rice the man was created in the apocalyptic, bloodfilled, shit-stained streets of San Francisco. Twilight Man is easily the funniest and most fucked up book I have ever read. Nobody, not even Boyd, could make this shit up.”
        – Matt Skiba

    Twilight Man is a gripping account of falling out of love with a city that has turned sour and the inhabitants, both man and beast, feral. Boyd Rice has penned a classic action adventure steeped in noir aesthetics and pulp style. The world is on fire, let’s dance.”
        – Nina Antonia

    “A memoir that reads like the best of neo-noir, suitably packed with as much truth and humor to satisfy the devil himself.”
        – Johnny Strike
    Order copies now: www.TheHeartWorm.com

    Boyd Rice signing copies of the French edition of Standing In Two Circles in Paris, at the L'Étrange Festival - where he also provided a live soundtrack for a screening of the film Dementia:



  • About 30 years ago Jim Morton and I promoted a strange little film called DEMENTIA in the book we did called Incredibly Strange Films. All these years later I've been invited to a Parisian film festival to provide a live soundtrack to the movie. It's happening September 7th in Paris at the Etrange festival. I've invited my longtime friend Dwid Hellion to assist me (he produced Total War on my God & Beast CD). So you know it will be great. We will be doing live sampling, live remixes, live sound on sound loops, & employing a number of instruments the likes of which you've never seen in your life! I first saw DEMENTIA on the large screen at age 15, and it left its mark on me. If you're anywhere near France don't miss this! Hope to see you in Paris, Boyd


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  • FACT Magazine - "Boyd Rice preps new NON album for Mute; subject of new documentary"


  • What Does Four Hours Of Noise Look Like? Boyd Rice: Iconoclast


  • Boyd Rice Film Screening at Anthology Films in NYC


  • The below photo is of Boyd Rice with his creation "The Blue Hawaiian," a two-foot blue Jello tiki which recnetly won first place at The Denver County Fair's Jello Molding Contest. The tiki is made of Blue Curacao, pineapple, shredded coconut and blue Jello, with lemon slices for the eyes. In receiving the first prize award, Rice commented, "Tonight stands out as among one of the proudest of my life."


  • Boyd Rice
    Boyd Rice interview - "Back To Mono"



    BOYD RICE: ICONOCLAST ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES 8/20 and 8/21 2011





    "If you get the chance, don't miss the acro cats! Their band, the rock cats play the craziest aleatory music I've ever heard, like John Cage on acid. It's four hep cats and a hen that plays percussion. Am I dreaming?"

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    Photo: Babushka of The Little Fyodor & Babushka Band

    Recently surfaced photograph:
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    Boyd Rice & Anton LaVey - San Francisco, circa 1992.
    Photo: Carl Abrahamsson


    CONCERT NEWS

      In May I will appear at Two Days of Mute at the Roundhouse (in London) as part of the Short Circuit Electronic Music festival. The event will happen on May 13 & 14. The line-up will include Laibach, The Liars, Nitzer Ebb, Richard H. Kirk, Chris & Cosey, Erasure, and a host of others. The deluxe tickets have sold out, but ordinary tickets for both nights or either still remain.

      A date has been confirmed for my show in Norway:

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      The possibility of dates in Russia are not yet confirmed.

    FILM NEWS

    ICONOCLAST

      Larry Wessel's Boyd Rice documenatry ICONOCLAST is now available to purchase as a 3-DVD set, via the website IconoclastMovie.Com.

    RECORD NEWS

    BOYD RICE & FRIENDS

      "Music, Martinis & Misantrophy" 21st Anniversary Edition

      "Some records do not need an introduction. Some records define a genre and refine a chain of thought. They give you a pat in the back and let you know they've been there forever. They let you know you're right. Music Martinis & Misanthropy came out 21 years ago. There is no need for an age of consent to unwrap all its gifts but it feels damn nice to be 21 and this is a gift, from us to you: 2 tracks from the original release, one from the cd reissue and two new. Pressed in mint green vinyl and limited to 666 numbered copies, housed in a UV spot varnished cover and with six postcards and a lyrics inner. First 125 come signed by Douglas and Boyd. Life feels great."

      This release is a 12" e.p.

      Track List:


      • People

      • Boyd's Lovely Christmas

      • An Eye For An Eye

      • Happy Anniversary

      • Boyd's Secret News

      Available 12-02-2011, pre order now.

      For more info or to order, please contact extremocidente@ymail.com

      Distributors, please contact for wholesale prices

    THE UNPOP SOUND

      My good friend Shaun Partridge has just released a limited edition seven-inch vinyl single via Discriminate Audio. If the notion of psychedelic love songs about Anne Frank tickles your fancy, buy this disc right now and not later.
    HIRSUTE PERSUIT
      My good friend and collaborator Bryin Dall has a new album due out early this year on Cold Spring. It includes two tracks by Peter Christopherson, and a version of me doing David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging." To coincide with this release will be a twelve-inch single featuring six remixes of me doing the Bowie track. Its title? "Boyd Keeps Swinging."
    BORDELLE MILITAIRE
      The Aussie group Bordelle Militaire manages to create a hybrid of industrial music and easy listening / exotica. I provided vocals and lyrics for one track on their new album and I think Doug P. gave them something as well. What I've heard from them thus far is fantastic. Track this band down!
    NEW NON RELEASE
      For this next album I've returned to my roots and have put out a disc of pure noise. It features live recordings, studio work and archival recordings from the seventies. Also featured are collaborations with my longstanding friend Z'ev - with whom I shall probably tour Europe to promote this album when it comes out later this year.
    BOOK NEWS

    NO

      Last year was a very productive one. I wrote thirteen new chapters for the revised and expanded edition of NO, and completed a number of longstanding projects. I'm told that the first edition of NO is already selling for upwards of a hundred bucks on eBay. Save your money friends - a bigger and better volume is due out soon from Heartworm Press.
    TWILIGHT MAN
      My autobiographical novel, TWILIGHT MAN, is due out the same time as the new version of NO. It chronicles my life in 1980s San Francisco, and specifically my job as an alarm agent. It is an apocalyptic little memoir, documenting the ugliness and insanity I was exposed to on a nightly basis. It's also (I hope) a fun read.
    THRIFT STORE ART
      Years in the making, this coffee table art book should be the final word on THRIFT STORE ART. This volume should be out this year with Outré Press from Australia. It was edited by me and Martin McIntosh of the Outré Gallery, and I wrote the intro. If you only own one art book, this should be it.
    VLAD & DEPECHE MODE
      I was interviewed for inclusion in two forthcoming books: one about Vlad the Impaler (by Gavin Baddeley) and another about Depeche Mode. Both books should be released sometime in the coming year.
    MONDO MOVIES
      When French authors Maxime Lachaud and Sebastian Gayraud invited me to write a foreword for their book documenting the history of MONDO MOVIES, I jumped at the chance! The book, Reflets dans un œil mort: Mondo movies et films de cannibale, is now out. At nearly 400 pages, the work is a painstaking / encyclopedic look into the world of "shockumentaries." Even if you don't read French, you should buy it for the pictures alone.
    2012 MOTHERFUCKERS

    ART NEWS

    UNPOP ART

      The Unpop Art V. 2.0 website is now online at UnPopArt.org.


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    To whom it may concern,

    As it is widely known, Anton Szandor LaVey repeatedly expressed his sincere desire to me that his mantle as leader of the Church of Satan pass to me upon his death. In his estimation, I was the sole person qualified to carry his tradition into a new era. At the time I demurred, explaining that I was a loner and not a team player or a people person.

    Now I have changed my mind. After thirteen years of introspection, I have decided to step up to the plate and humbly accept the role bestowed upon me by my close friend and mentor. Why? Because remaining loyal to LaVey's spirit and memory has come at the cost of distancing myself from the organization perpetuating itself in his name.

    At one time, the sycophants and functionaries at the forefront of the CoS may have been called apparatchiks or pencil pushers. Today they are bloggers, whose sole arena of combat is the internet. When they employ "satanic" ideals, it's in endless squabbles in cyberspace - rarely in real life or the real world. The LaVey I knew abhorred such types, and frequently told me as much.

    I am told that many in the Church of Satan were offended by my book NO, and particularly by my essay on individuality; which they perceived as a potshot taken at them. How very perceptive - it was exactly that! If Anton were alive to read the text, he'd agree wholeheartedly; and laugh his ass off. He often lamented to me that his ideas vis-à-vis individualism were misguided and that he'd in effect "given birth to a monster"; or that such ideas applied to a few rare souls and not to everyone with the price of admission.

    Consequently, my first official act as new leader and only truly ordained High Priest of the Church of Satan is to declare that the organization no longer exists. True LaVeyan Satanism only exists insofar as it is manifested in deeds - in life and living. Never in mere words. Elitism is self-defining, it is not a commodity that can be bought or sold for a few hundred dollars, or whatever the going rate is for a little, red membership card.

    In the future, LaVey's ideas can only survive in so much as they constitute a living reality, and never as mere platitudes on the printed page or computer screen; and in the future, such ideas must be taken to the next level. They must be recognized as purely foundational. Not an end point, but a starting point. LaVey expressed as much to me when he appointed me Grand Master of The Order of the Trapezoid. Satanism is an initiation into the wisdom of materiality, and the trapezoid represents the mastering of materiality - the pyramid sans its keystone. It is a foundation and a beginning.

    In closing, I know my words will find resonance only amongst a rare few. That's as it should be. I am not trying to "take over" the internet orthodoxy currently known as the Church of Satan, nor would I want to. I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.

    I am simply telling you I am Anton LaVey's handpicked replacement as High Priest. Do with that what you will. I will not ask you for money. I will not send you newsletters or post blogs. But I will never steer you wrong, nor ever disgrace the memory of my dear friend and mentor, Anton Szandor LaVey. He lives within each soul that manifests his ideas and worldview. He will remain forever dead to those who are content to pay mere lip service to them. For the former, a new era awaits; for the latter, an old error remains in play. Let the dead bury the dead - life is for the living.

    Boyd Rice
    High Priest, Church of Satan
    Grand Master, Order of the Trapezoid
    H.S.d.



    iconoclast (28K) Larry Wessel's documenatry about Boyd Rice, ICONOCLAST, premiered at The New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood, California, on August 17, 2010. The film will be screening at various theatres around the USA and Europe during the next year. For info on the film, including details about screenings at a theatre near you, visit the following websites:

  • IconoclastMovie.com
  • WesselMania.net
  • http://www.facebook.com/TorandLarry4ever

  • An in-depth review of the film (including interviews with the director and subject, among others) by Merrick Klaus (excerpted from the Aural Apocalypse podcast) is avaiable here:
    • iconoclast.MP3

    • [full podcast at http//auralapocalypse.podomatic.com/]



      NON (Boyd Rice) , Jet Fueled Horses (Max G Morton and F Sean Martin) and Amen Dunes w/ DJ David Johansen (New York Dolls) , DJ Jonathan Toubin (New York Night Train) and DJ Peter Morcey.

      PLUS Larry Wessel will be screening the world premiere 20 minute teaser of ICONOCLAST, the Boyd Rice documentary!

      Thu., July 22, 2010 / 11:00 PM

      Le Poisson Rouge
      158 Bleecker Street
      New York, NY 10012
      Phone: (212) 505-FISH (3474)

      More on this event here -

      LEPOISSONROUGE.COM





      ICONOCLAST T-shirts available NOW at shopshogun.com!

      Shopshogun.com



      Intoxica Radio w/Howie Pyro 4-06-10 -SPECIAL GUEST BOYD RICE!

      Boyd Rice was a guest on Howie Pyro's Intoxica Radio on April 6th 2010. Listen to it here -

      Intoxica Radio w/Howie Pyro



      Boyd Rice interview on Aural Apocalypse

      An interview with Boyd Rice by Merrick Klaus can be heard by going here -

      auralapocalypse.podOmatic.com





      Sisterworld by The Liars

      Sisterworld by The Liars is out. Remixes by Boyd Rice, Chris & Cosey, The Melvins and many more.
      If you haven't heard The Liars yet, check it out!

      THESISTERWORLD.COM




      April Fool's Day Radio Show

      Boyd Rice will be a guest on Los Angeles radio station KXLU (88.9 FM). Tune in Thursday, April 1st from 3pm to 6pm.

      KXLU.COM




      New Wolfsangle Pins & Patches!

      New Wolfsangle pins & patches are now available for purchase at SOLEILMOON.COM






      NEW ONLINE STORES / NEW MERCHANDISE

      New online shops featuring a wide variety of Boyd Rice / NON merchandise:

    • BOYDRICESTORE.COM


    • BOYDRICE.SHOPSHOGUN.COM




    • NON (BOYD RICE) SAN DIEGO SHOW, APRIL 7TH

      Boyd Rice will be performing in San Diego on April 7th, at The Radio Room.

      Wednesday April 7th
      The Radio Room
      3519 El Cajon Boulevard
      San Diego, CA 92104
      (619) 284-3323
      $8, no advance tickets.
      21+ Full Bar with ID





      NON (Boyd Rice) Performance at The Echo in Los Angeles, April 4th

      Boyd Rice will be performing at the Echo in Los Angeles, CA on April 4TH at 10PM
      Get your tickets now at TicketWeb,

    • TicketWeb.com


    • THE ECHO
      1822 West Sunset Boulevard
      Los Angeles, CA 90026
      (213) 413-8200




      F.Y.I. (A message from Boyd)

      I am not on the internet at all, and haven't been for years.
      I don't receive emails, send emails, post messages, blogs, et-cetera. I don't have a computer and seldom even look at them.
      Any public statements made on the internet and attributed to me, unless posted on BOYDRICE.COM, have nothing to do with me.
      I have no active participation with any sites on facebook or myspace, either in design, content, etc.
      Such sites, whether run by friends or complete strangers reflect their concerns and not mine.
      Despite any appearances to the contrary, I am a very private person.
      I never have, and never will, use the internet as a public forum for feuds, shit-slinging, or pissing contests.
      That's not what I do. If I have anything to express, I'll do it via my writings and recordings.
      No one speaks on my behalf, nor has anyone ever been authorized to speak on my behalf.





      Not Bonnie & Clyde

      As of january first of this year, I have severed all ties, both personal and professional, with Giddle Partridge. I have tried hard for several years to get her to complete our GIDDLE & BOYD project, with absolutely no luck. So now, I am washing my hands of it all!
      Instead, I will redirect my energies toward my own work: a new NON album for Mute, a new novel for Heartworm Press, a forthcoming DVD, a coffee table art book for Outre Press, an art show in New York, and a European tour. This year should also see the release of Larry Wessel's documentary about me, ICONOCLAST.
      I move forward, confident in the fact that what is left in the past belongs squarely in the past.

      For those under the delusion that they've been in contact with me via the many Giddle & Boyd web pages, please be informed that I've had nothing whatsoever to do with them. Now, as ever, I can only be contacted through my post office box:

      BOYD RICE
      P.O. BOX 300081
      DENVER, CO. 80203

      Over the past year or more, Giddle has gone from being my favorite person on earth to being my least favorite. It's a shame, but when you can no longer tolerate being around someone, it's clearly time to part ways. I've done just that.

      - BOYD RICE






      "NO" Book Signing

      Boyd Rice will be signing copies of his new book NO

      Saturday December 19th, 5 PM, at

      Vacation Vinyl
      4679 Hollywood Blvd
      Los Angeles, CA 90027

      http://www.VacationVinyl.com








      The history of love, featuring artworks by Boyd Rice and other artists runs from October 02, 2009 - November 22, 2009. More information sourced from http://www.theheartworm.com:

      "The History of Love is a collection of works by 7 romantics whose undirected misanthropy and overflowing passion can essentially be looked at as works of art. Whether it be a painting by Henry Lee Lucas, to which he inscribed on the back, "To a Dear Friend" or a thoughtful Christmas card from the desk of Adolf Hitler written two years before his 'suicide', all of the pieces in this show in one way or another reflect the humanity in each soul differently through words and media. In a piece by Wesley Eisold it is written "I often stick it in and feel nothing too". A blood spattered poem by Jonathan Shaw from 1974 reads "So stoned again", all set in no better place than Germ Books."



      Recently reissued by Caciocavallo and now available to buy through Soleilmoon, "Hatesville!" was orignally released in 1995. The new edition has been completely remastered and features three new songs. This reissue makes "Hatesville!" available for the first time as an LP, both as black vinyl and picture disc. The black vinyl (limited to 1000 copies) comes in a sturdy "tip-on" cover, the picture disc (limited to 500 copies) comes in a heavy PVC sleeve, while the CD is presented in sturdy six-panel folder and will be continually in print. All formats include restored colored artwork by Coop in contrast to the black and white artwork which was presented with the 1995 release.

      "Hatesville!" reissue tracklisting:
      1. Hatesville
      2. Race Riot
      3. Dog
      4. Shit List
      5. What if they gave a love in...
      6. How God Makes Little Girls
      7. Let's Hear It For Violence Towards Women!
      8. Heather Mills
      9. Nation Down For The Count
      10. Take a San Francisco Bad Trip
      11. Mr. Intolerance
      12. I Am Man (Sometimes I Hate)
      13. Love Will Change The World
      14. Low Blood Sugar
      15. Hatesville Suicide Hotline
      16. Alone With The Calm



      "The Way I Feel" was initially released in the year 2000 and has never gone out of print on CD at Soleilmoon, but with the release of "Hatesville" the label decided to relaunch it. The first edition included a run of 1000 copies on black vinyl, which sold out in a matter of weeks. Two vinyl configurations were reissued on September 14, 2009, both very limited: 300 copies on red vinyl and 500 picture discs. A fresh pressing of CDs will accompany the other formats.

      "The Way I Feel" tracklisting:
      1. Theme from Pearls Before Swine (with Joel Haertling)
      2. Hatesville (with Joel Haertling)
      3. Equilibrium (with Douglas P. & John Murphy - Scorpion Wind)
      4. The End of the World (with David Tibet)
      5. People (with Douglas P.)
      6. Assume the Position (with Vadge Moore)
      7. Many Hands (with Coil)
      8. Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (with Tiffany Anders)
      9. Why did the Feminist Cross the Road? (Shaun Partridge/Produced by Boyd Rice)
      10. A Hymn to Him (with Joel Haertling)
      11. MotherfuckinÂ’ Deer Bit Me (with Shaun Partridge)
      12. Love will Change the World (The Boyd Rice Experience)
      13. Quiet Village Idiot (with Adam Parfrey - The Tards)
      14. Preserve Thy Loneliness (with Douglas P. & John Murphy - Scorpion Wind)
      15. The Blackness (with Little Fyodor - additional vocals by Winona Righteous)*
      16. The Cross of Lorraine (with Luftwaffe)
      17. Alone with the Calm (The Boyd Rice Experience)
      * track 15 is exclusive to the CD and is not found on the vinyl edition.




      Genesis Breyer-P'Orridge, Boyd Rice and Howie Pyro, New York City, 08/08/09
      Photo of the month for October, 2009

      From Chronic Youth:

      "In honor of of Chronic YouthÂ’s massive event with Heartworm Press [on August 06, 2009] in New York City, Heartworm has just released a spoken word compilation with eleven tracks of exclusive material from almost the entire Heartworm #37 roster including, Wesley Eisold, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Boyd Rice, Max G. Morton, Jamie Stewart and more. If you like to hear fucked up stories mixed with ambient electronic music at times, this is for you"

      Download the compilation HERE.




      NO, a new book by Boyd Rice, is presently available to purchase from Heartworm Press.

      A recent Vice magazine article relating to Boyd Rice and NO is available HERE.


      STANDING IN TWO CIRCLES: Les écrits de Boyd Rice, the French translation of STANDING IN TWO CIRCLES: The Collected Works Of Boyd Rice has recently been published by Camion Noir. Purchase the text at Camion Noir's website HERE.




      STANDING IN TWO CIRCLES: The Collected Works Of Boyd Rice (published by Creation Books) is now available for purchase.

      (Summary and reviews available at: http://www.boydrice.com/writings/creationbook.html)

      The Collected Works Of Boyd Rice


      Copies of STANDING IN TWO CIRCLES are available to order online through the following vendors: Copies are also available for purchase at brick-and-mortar bookstores like Wacko / Soap Plant, Germ Books, Powell's Books, Rough Trade, City Lights, and many other independent bookstores like them. If you don't happen to live near one of those, you can also get it from larger chains like Border's and Barnes & Noble.



      Giddle & Boyd


      The Giddle & Boyd six song vinyl EP "Going Steady With Peggy Moffitt" is now available to purchase. The record is pressed on pink, heart shaped vinyl, and the record sleeves are printed on metallic silver cardstock. This release is limited to a numbered edition of 1,000. Orders may be placed at: http://www.discriminateaudio.com/giddleandboyd.html.