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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Break Up, Will Ska No More

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will ska no more: The Boston band announced Thursday that, after nearly five decades together, they are breaking up. “After decades of brotherhood, touring the world and making great records together, we have decided to no longer continue on as a band,” the Mighty Mighty Bosstones said in a statement on social media. “Above all, we want to express our sincere gratitude to every single one of you who have supported us. We could not have done any of it without you.” The band did not reveal the cause of their sudden breakup. As their Facebook page notes, they...
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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Break Up

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are breaking up. “After decades of brotherhood, touring the world and making great records together we have decided not to continue on as a band,” the ska group wrote in a statement. “Above all, we want to express our sincere gratitude to every single one of you who have supported us. We could not have done any of it without you.”
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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones break up

Other than a brief three-year hiatus in the mid 2000s, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have been consistently around since forming in 1983, they're probably the longest-running band in American ska-punk, and they're fresh off releasing a rejuvenated new album (their first for Tim Armstrong's Hellcat label), but today brings the genuinely shocking news that they've broken up. The band writes:
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Boston's beloved ska punks Mighty Mighty BossToneS break up after 40 years

On Thursday, Jan. 27, a post went up on the Mighty Mighty BossToneS Facebook page, a benign, if sad, statement that read like a bittersweet, but vague, farewell:. The post, of course, left questions dangling in the air as to why, after all these decades the ska-rock band with a rabid fan base, especially in Boston but elsewhere, too, would finally pack it in. They’d taken time off before certainly (years sometime) — everyone had other gigs, most notably singer-songwriter Dicky Barrett as the announcer at “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” — but had a tradition of doing a string of Christmas shows in Boston, touring in the summer and, still, making new music. The band was slated to join their longtime pals, Dropkick Murphys, and many other groups at England’s Slam Dunk Festival in early June.
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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Break Up After More Than 30 Years as a Band

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones revealed that after more than 30 years, 11 albums and 10 EPs, the group is breaking up. The ska band took to their website on Thursday (Jan. 27) to announce the news in a statement. “After decades of brotherhood, touring the world and making great records together we have decided not to continue on as a band,” the statement read. “Above all, we want to express our sincere gratitude to every single one of you who have supported us. We could not have done any of it without you.”
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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Have Broken Up

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Boston ska-punk band led by singer Dicky Barrett that appears in the movie Clueless (1995) and had a No. 1 rock hit with 1997's "The Impression That I Get," have disbanded. The group also included bassist Joe Gittleman, saxophonist Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton and dancer...
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Mighty Mighty Bosstones Break Up

January has been a busy time for bands looking to call it quits. First, Every Time I Die split, pretty acrimoniously. Today, it’s ’90s ska outfit Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The group announced their decision to split on their Facebook page on Thursday afternoon. The Bosstones had been together for nearly 40 years and released 11 studio albums.
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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones break up; Chris Brown sued for alleged rape; more: Buzz

Someday, I suppose, it had to happen: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are splitting up after more than 30 years together. The ska band announced the breakup Thursday, telling fans “we have decided not to continue on as a band... Above all, we want to express our sincere gratitude to every single one of you who have supported us. We could not have done any of it without you.” The group was founded in the 1980s by singer Dicky Barrett with saxophonist Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton, guitarist Nate Albert, drummer Josh Dalsimer, trumpeter Tim Bridwell and Ben Carr. They hit it big during the ‘90s swing revival with an appearance in the movie “Clueless” and the song “The Impression That I Get.”
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On their new albums, punk stalwarts Dropkick Murphys and Mighty Mighty Bosstones chase the pandemic blues

Two iconic Boston bands, both with strong plaid associations, each having carved out its own spot on the calendar with multi-day holiday bashes, featuring guys blowing into tubes, fronted by endearing singers with gravel in their throats but not their hearts. With a combined 60 years as local institutions, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Dropkick Murphys are in many ways flip sides of the same coin, the good-natured goofery of the former and the confrontational broken-bottle warning of the latter both disguising heartfelt paeans to connection and community.
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Mighty Mighty Mighty Bosstones release song ft. mems of Rancid, Fishbone, Interrupters, Specials & more

Boston ska-punk heroes The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have signed to Tim Armstrong's Epitaph imprint Hellcat Records, and their first single for the label is the eight-minute, guest-filled "The Final Parade," which was produced by Tim Armstrong. Dicky Barrett calls the song "a love letter to ska music and the people that make ska music," and here's the incredible list of guests that it features:
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Issa Rae Says the Music Industry is the “Worst Industry I’ve Ever Come Across”

Issa Rae made some choice comments about the music industry in a recent interview. Here’s what she said. The former YouTuber-turned-actress has her own record label called Raedio. She’s producing a new show about aspiring rappers, and she’s talking about her journey in the press. In a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times, Rae tells us what she really thinks of the music industry as a whole.
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20 Great Ska & Ska-Punk Albums from 2021

When we did our 2020 ska recap, I said that 2021 seemed poised to be an even bigger year for ska than 2020 was, and wow did that turn out to be an understatement. This year gave us three great new books on ska, comebacks from several major ska bands, and a vastly increased interest in ska's newer generation. Jeff Rosenstock's return to ska left a big impact, and We Are The Union released perhaps the most significant American ska album since the third wave died down. Whether you call it New Tone or fourth wave or whatever, ska is alive and well and moving forward. It's not a nostalgia thing, it's not back from the dead. It's timeless, still-relevant music, and it had a fantastic year.
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Drummer Pays Tribute to Neil Peart by Performing 175 Rush Songs

Drumeo, an online drumming- lesson resource, has paid tribute to drumming icon Neil Peart through a massive project. Brandon Toews marked the second anniversary of Peart's death by performing all 175 songs released by Rush during the band's career. You can watch the video below. The "huge Neil Peart fan"...
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The Mighty Mighty BossToneS Premiere New Video for “I DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYTHING”

Dicky Barrett, front man for the Boston-born ska punk band, the Mighty Mighty BossToneS, has come a long way to find himself. Growing up in New England (and other parts of the east coast like New Jersey or Philadelphia), one can feel in the shadow of the esteemed New York City. As a result, there is often a palpable tone prizing the group over the individual. For someone like Barrett, who stands out, that can create something of a psychological dichotomy. One wants to honor one’s home but also one’s own originality. For Barrett, this would manifest itself in the music he made in unique ways. For one, when the BossToneS began, the group prided itself on writing “anti-songs.” They’d start with a ska riff and make a “left turn” to a punk rampage. At one point, a famous record executive challenged Barrett, saying he was “afraid” to write genuine songs. With the gauntlet thrown, Barrett and the BossToneS dug in and began writing in earnest. Not long after, they became household names. Now, the band is set to release its latest record, When God Was Great (out May 7), which is also one of its best.
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