Happy Birthday John Doe.

"John Doe is still here!"

Singer, songwriter, and founder of the seminal LA punk band X has returned with a new CD on Yep Roc Records.

Forever Hasn't Happened Yet features guest appearances by Dave Alvin, Neko Case, Kristin Hersh, Grant Lee Phillips, Dave Alvin, and DJ Bonebrake. 11 original tracks, most written by Doe himself, are a "continuing testament to his gift."

From start to finish "Doe serves up lyrically deep songs with a variety of tempos and styles which tell tales of love, death, sex, drugs and various levels of alienation."

Forever Hasn't Happened Yet made the amazon.com Editors' List of 'Ten Best Rock Albums Of 2005.' Referring to John as "arguably the finest singer that punk has ever spawned."

X played the Sunset Strip House Of Blues Feb. 16.

"We play music that doesn't suck." -- John Doe

Material: porthalcyon.com & yeproc.com
Photo: Jim Herrington via yeproc.com