“Punk has become another marketing tool to sell you something you don’t need," Joe Corre lamented.
By the fall of '81, Los Lobos, inspired by dynamic roots rockers like the Blasters, had incorporated punk's rawness into their folk sound. Bill Bentley, the newly installed music editor of LA Weekly (arch-rival to the Reader) helped put them on the Hollywood map.
Here's a question for you Angelenos: What has a 2000 person workforce, puts on more shows than any other theatre festival in the country, runs for over three weeks in June in dozens of theaters, and is probably Hollywood's longest party of the year?
Branson, who signed the Sex Pistols to Virgin Records nearly 40 years ago, said in a video released Monday that the band's
Timing is everything and it's probably no coincidence that we scheduled our interview right before Halloween, which has its centuries-old roots in Gaelic and Celtic regions, like Scotland where we meet.
In light of this impending hoopla about 315 The Bowery, I thought we'd revisit a night at CBGB that ranks as one of the great Rock 'n' Roll Faux Pas Moments, perp-ed by yours truly... Here's the story...
Lydon was not immediately available to comment on the award but news of the honour was posted on his website and tweeted
Over the last two years, the art world has been engrossed with photographer Patrick Cariou's copyright infringement case against appropriation art superstar Richard Prince, hearalded as promising a defining legal judgement on copyright and fair use in visual art. This week, according to the Hollywood Reporter, U.S. District Court judge Dolly Gee has issued a ruling on another appropriation art case, Morris v. Young, which is eerily similar to the hotly debated Prince v. Cariou.
Nonetheless, when Sex Pistols played a reunion tour in 2003 (sans Vicious, who died in 1979), the band -- in the wake of
Hearing that Bob Marley and the Wailers were embarking on a UK tour, Morris ventured down to The Speakeasy Club in West London
The 35-year-old vinyl record is a 7-inch promotional record and features the band's seminal hit single, "God Save the Queen