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Phoenix New Times
5 Most Outrageously Costumed Punk Bands
In the four-plus decades of punk's angsty rule, it has become easy to get lost in a sea of band T-shirts, jeans, and flannel, not to mention the safety pins and hair glue maintained as the uniform of choice for so many #trupunx and fans of the Casualties . So, when a band arrives to totally subvert that orthodoxy, it has come as a breath of fresh air to the moshing masses, excited by a band of costumed warriors taking the stage by storm.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Review: Land of our Fathers, Trafalgar Studios, London
Land of Our Fathers, which started at the tiny Theatre 503 which specialise in new writing, follows hard on the heels of Wonderland at Hampstead and Blinded by the Light in Edinburgh, both of which take on similar subject matter, the plight of miners during a period when the industry was disintegrating. Taking place in 1979, as Margaret Thatcher was poised to take office and begin a battle to the death with the mining industry, the drama tracks the fortunes of six miners trapped deep beneath South Wales following an explosion.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Buzzcocks are still rocking after nearly four decades
Steve Diggle isn't exactly a founding member of the Buzzcocks, but he's been around since the beginning. He was recruited by Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto early on after a couple of the band's members left the group and he played with the Buzzcocks when they opened for the Sex Pistols in Manchester in 1976.
Sid Vicious Was Mr. Clean, Says Snapper Chalkie Davies
Famed pop snapper Chalkie Davies has exploded punk icon Sid Vicious ' wildman image, insisting the Sex Pistols star was the perfect house guest. Vicious gained a reputation as the ultimate rock bad boy prior to his death from a heroin overdose at the height of his fame in 1979, while he was on bail for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Todaya s celebrity birthdays
Wish a Happy Birthday to: "Beetle Bailey" cartoonist Mort Walker is 91. Actress Anne Jackson is 89. Actress Pauline Collins is 74. Rock singer-musician Al Jardine is 72. Actress Valerie Perrine is 71. Rock musician Donald Brewer is 66. Rock guitarist Steve Jones is 59. Actor Steve Schirripa is 57. Actor Holt McCallany is 50. Rock singer-musician Todd Lewis is 49. Actor Charlie Sheen is 49. Singer Jennifer Paige is 41. Dance-rock musician Redfoo is 39. Actress Ashley Jones is 38. Actress Nichole Hiltz is 36. Actor Nick Wechsler is 36. Rock musician Tomo Milicevic is 35. Actress Christine Woods is 31. Actor Garrett Hedlund is 30. Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White is 28. Hip-hop singer August Alsina is 22.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
John Varvatos enters Europe - with a bang and a bus
John Varvatos , known for his "rock n' roll sensibility," has taken his look across the pond for his first multi-level store in London . So what does an infamous edgy fashion designer do to launch their brand in Europe? The answer to that question is you have a party - and a big one, no doubta with a biga .BUS.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The Georgia Straight
A common thread runs through Midge Ure's wild career
And then there was that time he changed the face of popular music with Ultravox.
MusicNotes from the Morning Show: Wilco marks 20th anniv, Radiohead...
Wilco's never been a band that needs a particular reason to play shows, but this time, they've got one," a press release on the band's website reads, referring to the momentous anniversary.
Music Notes: Veteran U.K. punks to perform in suburbs
Punk veterans The Members, a witty and energetic punk band, formed in England in 1977, the same year in which the Sex Pistols and the Clash released their first albums.
John Lydon writes autobiography
Few would have ever imaged John Lydon could even read a book let alone write one.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Punk+ Rare photos from the early days of British punk
Punk changed my life when I was a teenager in the late 70s. It wasn't just the music that I loved , it was Punk's DIY aesthetic.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Rob Zombie Hosts the 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute Show
Johnny Ramone is the legendary guitarist and co-founder of the influential punk band, The Ramones.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Stiff Little Fingers' Punk Rock Fire Still Burns
Before 1980, punk rock was most associated with three bands of three distinct flavors.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Martin Scorsese to direct Ramones film: report
Maybe he just wants to have something to do, but Martin Scorsese has reportedly added to his already full dance card with plans to direct a movie about The Ramones.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Albany Times Union
Actor Aaron Paul is 35. Author Dame Antonia Fraser is 82. Actor Tommy Sands is 77. Bluegrass singer-musician J.D. Crowe is 77. Musician Daryl Dragon is 72. Actress Tuesday Weld is 71. Actor G.W. Bailey is 70. Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 70. Country musician Jeff Cook is 65. Actor Paul Reubens is 62. Rock musician Alex Lifeson is 61. Rock ... (more)
Johnny Ramone 10th Anniversary Tribute featured Rob Zombie and special guests
On August 24, 2014, at the legendary Hollywood Forever Cemetery , was a special event commemorating the late Johnny Ramone of the Ramones .
Track from new rock n roll thriller starring Glen Matlock
Sex Pistols bassist, Glen Matlock features as a cameo in Ben Jagger and Alistair Audsley's film 'THE PADDY LINCOLN GANG'.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Who has been snubbed by Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame?
After 29 induction ceremonies, several hundred musicians' names now are honored in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Led Zeppelin wins 'best guitar riff'
Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love has been voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2. The rock classic came out top from a list of 100 riffs drawn up by a panel of Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, critics and record producers.
"The Way They Were"
"The Way They Were" [Vimeo] Punk and New Wave 1976 - 1978. Channel 4 UK programme first broadcast circa 1984 / 1985-ish.