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How The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ Album Got Its Artwork

Music essayist Noah Lefevre of Polyphonic explains the circumstances that caused The Clash to use a photo of bassist Paul Simonon smashing his favorite

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The Clash's 'London Calling': 10 Things You Didn't Know

The band didn’t write “Revolution Rock,” Joe Strummer started “Lost in the Supermarket” on the back of a guitar-string package, and Paul Simonon smashed his bass a day…

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A Look Back At Some Of The Best Musical Moments In Skateboarding History | Pitchfork

With skateboarding soon to be an Olympic sport, let's have a look at the best combinations of music and skating ever committed to videotape.

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Screw nostalgia—the Avengers and Blondie made punk as relevant as ever at Riot Fest | Bleader

On the final day of Riot Fest 2018, the Avengers and Blondie bridged the four decades since their first releases with vital, inspiring sets.

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'Smells Like Teen Spirit' played in a major chord turns Nirvana into a late 2000s pop punk band

A musician has remixed Nirvana's classic hit 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in a major chord and the effect is...disturbing.

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DAMNIT JIMS, THE: Just Punk Enough: CD

The Damnit Jims play really solid pop punk with a few toes creeping over the hardcore border. Vocals are delivered aggressively, but with occasional moments of delicious awkwardness that take just …

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Body Count release video teaser for “No Lives Matter”

Body Count have released a teaser video outlining the concept behind upcoming single “No Lives Matter”, which is released on February 17th. The single precedes new album “Bloodlus…

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The tragedy of the Ramones gets rewritten for the theater - LA Times

“I think punk rock needs an ‘Amadeus,’ ” says actor-turned playwright John Ross Bowie, referencing Peter Shaffer’s 1979 drama chronicling the tension between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri.

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1976-1978: CBGB's House Photographer Seminal Shots

David Godlis was eyewitness to the 1970s New York punk scene. These are just a few of his seminal shots!

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Ramones' Debut Album Gets 40th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue | Pitchfork

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Ramones' landmark debut album. The album is getting a deluxe edition reissue on July 29 via Rhino

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Reckless: Chrissie Hynde's Meandering Journey to Rock Stardom | Candy Leonard

The girl we meet in the early pages of Chrissie Hynde's heartfelt and beautifully written memoir, Reckless, is like millions of other cool kids in the sixties who were obsessed with music, became very adept at lying to their parents, and did a lot of drug

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The 10 Least Punk Things Ever

Given punk's vaunted anticapitalist bent and the Pistols' legendary refusal to play nice with corporations looking to profit off their notoriety, there's been a predictable online outcry about squares trampling over what was apparently the last remaining shred of punk rockness left in the world.