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Green Day Crowned The Kings Of Punk

August 3rd, 2011 10:05am EDT
Green Day
Green Day have been crowned the kings of punk in a new Rolling Stone online poll.

The California trio beat out The Clash, The Ramones and the Sex Pistols to land atop the fans' countdown of the best punk acts ever.

The Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, The Misfits and Black Flag also made the top 10.

The Clash

The Ramones

Sex Pistols

The Dead Kennedys

Bad Brains

The Misfits

Black Flag

Matisyahu Announces Summer Tour With Les Claypool & Umphrey's McGee

May 6th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
Grammy-nominated artist Matisyahu will embark on an extensive summer tour beginning May 30, playing major festivals and co-headlining several shows in the South with Les Claypool and on the East Coast with Umphrey's McGee, including Central Park Summerstage on July 9.

Bass virtuoso Les Claypool is known for his seminal work with Primus, as well as a bevy of his own projects including Oysterhead (with Trey Anastasio of Phish, and The Police's Stewart Copeland) and The Frog Brigade. Umphrey's McGee, which has several critically acclaimed albums to its credit, is one of the most visible ...

Kurt Cobain Biopic, 'About A Son,' Comes To DVD Feb. 19

January 29th, 2008 8:00pm EST
Kurt Cobain
Not since the late 1960s and early 1970s has there been a musical artist who so completely spoke for an entire generation. After the breakup of the Beatles and the tragic deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin, there were few music icons left of their magnitude - until the meteoric success of Nirvana and their breakthrough Nevermind. Following Kurt Cobain's suicide three years later, Kurt became the icon for Generation X and remains so for today's youth as well.

Timed to coincide with Kurt Cobain's 41st birth anniversary, Kurt Cobain About A Son is an intimate and mov...

'Tony Hawk's Proving Ground's Astonishing Soundtrack Unveiled

August 27th, 2007 3:00pm EDT
Foo Fighters
This October, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is bringing the sounds of skate culture to life like never before in Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground -- the deepest, most customizable skateboarding game ever. Featuring over 50 tracks including "The Pretender," the first single from the Foo Fighters’ forthcoming album and popular anthems from Nirvana, Bloc Party, Jurassic 5, Slick Rick, The Rolling Stones, and many more, players will be able to create their personal skate legacy to the songs that have fueled today’s skateboarding culture. Additionally, MCA of the Beastie Boys makes an appearance in ...

EA Games To Release 'Skate,' The Ultimate Boarding Game, In September

July 25th, 2007 11:18am EDT
Skate is the closest thing to skateboarding without actually putting your feet on a board. With innovative controls that take advantage of the dual analog sticks, the power of the next gen hardware, and the ability to sculpt tricks that define your own style, skate delivers an authentic boarding mecca like no other video game.

Individual style combined with physics-driven animations promise that no two tricks will ever be the same. And there's plenty of room to pull off those tricks – San Vanelona challenges you to explore, find, and own the best spots. You can even capture footage to...

The Police To Play Virgin Festival

May 18th, 2007 3:36pm EDT
The Police
The summer's two-day Virgin Festival in Baltimore, Maryland is all about big reunions - The Police will join the Smashing Pumpkins as headliners. The Police have just announced they'll close the first night of the festival, while the Smashing Pumpkins have already announced they'll perform on the following night.

Amy Winehouse, Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver and the reformed Bad Brains are also on the bill. The Police's US summer tour dates all sold out in near-record time. The group is also planning a series of dates in Europe.

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System Of A Down Bassist To Direct A Bad Brains Video

May 15th, 2007 9:26am EDT
Shavo Odadjian
System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has been chosen to direct punk icons Bad Brains' comeback video, Build A Nation. The rocker, a longtime fan of the group, which formed in 1979, will shoot footage in Portland, Oregon and during Bad Brains upcoming performance at the Sasquatch Festival later this month.

Thrilled Odadjian says, "I've been a fan of the Brains ever since I can remember. They are iconic pioneers of punk, not just the music but the attitude. The energy that comes off their stage is like no other."

-Check out System Of A Down's Discography

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Bad Brains Plan Comeback With Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

March 5th, 2007 6:00pm EST
Bad Brains
US punk icons Bad Brains are planning a major comeback with Beastie Boys star Adam Yauch.

Yauch, aka MCA, has produced the group's untitled new album.

The Beastie Boys star says, "The Brains are one of most powerful and unique bands in the world. They have been a huge influence on me, and it was an honor to work with them on this record."

Visit Bad Brains' Starpulse Page for a gallery of photos, biography, recent and archived news, and much more!

Visit the Beastie Boys' Starpulse Page for a gallery of photos, biography, recent and archived news, and much more!

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"American Hardcore" Traces The Evolution Of Punk With Music By Black Flag, Minor Threat And More

October 5th, 2006 11:21am EDT
American Hardcore
Emerging in the early 1980s, hardcore punk championed independent thought and a f-you attitude - all with a fierce "do-it-yourself" aesthetic. More than just loud, fast music driven by primal aggression, bands like Bad Brains and Black Flag helped launch an underground social movement that tapped into the disaffection of misfit kids who came of age in the Reagan era. Filmmaker Paul Rachman and writer Steven Blush capture the spirit of this subculture with their documentary, American Hardcore, and Rhino Records delivers the hard-hitting soundtrack. "American Hardcore - The History Of America...

Classic Sublime Album Reissued and Expanded

July 19th, 2006 8:40pm EDT
One of the greatest tragedies of recent musical history was Sublime singer-songwriter-guitarist's Bradley Nowell's untimely death, compounded by the fact that he did not live to witness the massive success of his band's third album, the now classic Sublime. The Long Beach trio's major-label debut, Sublime, was released in 1996, spawned the hits "What I Got," "Wrong Way," "Santeria" and "Doin' Time," and ultimately sold over five million copies in the U.S. alone.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sublime's release and to pay tribute to Nowell's original vision, the two-disc Sublime D...

True Crime: New York City To Feature Over 80 Authentic New York Music Tracks

November 7th, 2005 10:10am EST
True Crime: New York City
More than 80 eclectic songs from NYC raised or transplanted bands that span such diverse genres as punk, hip hop, hardcore and rock bring true East Coast flavor to Activision, Inc.’s highly anticipated True Crime: New York City video game. The in-game soundtrack features licensed tracks from some of the biggest names in music from Bob Dylan, The Ramones and Blondie to Run DMC, Public Enemy and DMX, as well as new music from Redman, including “Rush The Security” from his upcoming album Red Gone Wild and two original tracks written for the game. True Crime: New York City, set to hit store s...

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