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Bassist Dave Klein Quits Black Flag

2/5/2014 7:46am EST
Black Flag
The much-anticipated Black Flag reunion has suffered another set back, their bassist Dave Klein has quit the group.

Founder Greg Ginn and Ron Reyes regrouped the punk act last year, but things went sour on a tour Down Under and frontman Reyes was fired.

The band's former manager Mike Vallely announced he would be taking over vocals for dates in 2014 last week, but now it appears the band needs a new bass player.

Klein took to his Facebook page to make his departure official shortly after Vallely's announcement, and wrote, "I guess I should OFFICIALLY say that I'm no longer playing with B...

Henry Rollins: 'I Wasn't Playing The Music, The Music Was Playing Me'

5/31/2013 7:20pm EDT
Henry Rollins
Punk pioneer Henry Rollins has officially turned his back on his music career because he no longer feels the desire to get up onstage and perform.

The former Black Flag and Rollins Band frontman reveals he actually stopped performing music three years ago but he only recently made his decision official in his weekly column for Los Angeles magazine L.A. Weekly.

Rollins tells WENN his announcement led to a backlash from some fans but he insists he can't step up onstage and fake the ferocity of performance he is known for.

He explains, "I stopped doing music years ago, I stopped being pl...

Green Day Crowned The Kings Of Punk

8/3/2011 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

Room 205 Presents Off! - 'Compared To What?' (Video)

8/1/2011 11:52pm EDT
The four members of OFF! come from an array of truly awe-inspiring bands. Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), and Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt). Formed in Los Angeles in 2010, they've already released four EPs of classic hardcore and logged more road miles than most bands will in their entire existence. The individual roots established by these lifelong musicians are uniquely woven throughout the rock music canon. To call OFF! a supergroup just isn't super enough.

Look for the second an...

Goofy Rock Names

5/30/2008 8:58am EDT
Meat Loaf
There are lots of bizarre, random band names in the history of rock and roll, like the Strawberry Alarm Clock, the Smashing Pumpkins, and the Electric Prunes, and it may have been a little embarrassing to say "I'm a member of The Electric Prunes." But, would you be willing to say, "I am the Electric Prune?"

Here at Starpulse, we would like to pay tribute to the individuals who have the courage to sign his/her checks, or introduce him/herself at a parent teacher conference with one of the below listed names.

10) The Edge: It's kind of a cool name when you think about it. Not Ed...

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

7/25/2007 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...

Puddle Of Mudd Return July 24 With 'Famous'

6/18/2007 8:00pm EDT
Puddle Of Mudd
"It's about passion and writing music that connects with other people and somehow heals them. I really want to try to crawl under peoples' skin and at the same time make some kick-ass rock 'n roll music," says Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wesley Scantlin about his band's imminent third album, Famous.

After their 2001 debut, Come Clean, sold over 5 million copies and spawned no less than 4 radio hits (including "Blurry", the most played song of 2002); and their gold-certified follow-up Life On Display, Puddle Of Mudd were able to step back a little to create Famous.

"We had a lot of ti...

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

10/5/2006 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...

Check Out "The Henry Rollins Show" On IFC

4/27/2006 11:00pm EDT
Henry Rollins
Following critical acclaim as IFC's outspoken host on Henry's Film Corner, the weekly series The Henry Rollins Show premiered on April 1 at 10:00pm ET for a 20-week run.

The format incorporates an eclectic selection of musical acts, a wider range of celebrity guests and new, original field segments. Henry Rollins, the articulate and opinionated former lead singer of "Black Flag," front man of the "Rollins Band," actor, author and spoken word artist, will continue to give us his unique take on the current state of pop culture, politics and everything entertainment, for better or wors...