There's been lots of great High School Musical news this year (the HSM reality show premieres next month, the sequel comes out in October, etc.), but this is really something: Skunk-Ape Records will soon be releasing, High School Musical Goes Punk, a compilation of HSM covers by punk bands. This is pretty much the greatest idea since...well...since Skunk-Ape released a compilation of Grease covers by punk bands.
The L.A.-based band, The Faded, have already released the music video for their rocking version of the usually syrupy "Breaking Free":
Lest you think there's nothing gay to talk about here, I would like to point out that this is punk. PUNK. Guys who wear eyeliner and spend more time on their hair than your average WeHo club boy. I'm just saying.
[Thanks to Brandon Patton for alerting me to this.]