Portland, Oregon punk rock/hardcore veterans Poison Idea
have called it quits for good, some 17 years after their initial reformation. The band has issued the following statement:
"This is an official announcement. We've told our friends, talked with promoters, announced it at the last show, but I guess we have to do this to make it 'official'. Poison Idea is pulling the plug on the life support system that keeps the band side alive. Ya can't kill the spirit, but as of Jan. 1, 2017, Poison Idea is no longer a band. We're going to keep working with TKO/Cascade to rerelease the old catalog and we have stuff that was never let out of the can, that will probably be released. Thank you for the 35(!) years worth of memories. Stay true, stay free. Cheers."