Tag Archives: punk rock

Ivanka Trump: During My “Punk Phase” I Cried For 24 Hours When Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain Committed Suicide

Uh huh. The New York Daily News reports: The First Daughter had a “punk phase” in the ‘90s, had a love of the grunge rock band, wore flannel shirts and dyed her hair blue, she reveals in her mother’s memoir. “My wardrobe consisted of ripped corduroy jeans and flannel shirts,” Ivanka wrote in a chapter of Ivana Trump’s “Raising Trump,” ...

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Husker Du’s Grant Hart Dies Of Cancer At Age 56

Rolling Stone reports: Grant Hart, drummer and singer of the seminal alternative rock band Hüsker Dü, has died at 56 after being diagnosed with cancer. The news was confirmed by his bandmate Bob Mould in a lengthy Facebook post. The St. Paul, Minnesota-born Hart formed Hüsker Dü – Danish for “Do you remember?” – in the late Seventies along with ...

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LAUNCHED: Sex Pistols Credit Cards

So this is an actual thing: In one of the most unlikely tie-ups for a finance company, Virgin Money today launched a range of Sex Pistols themed credit cards. Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, says the move celebrates the firm’s music heritage given the Sex Pistols were one of the most iconic bands signed by Virgin Records, Branson’s record ...

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Pussy Riot – Putin Will Teach You

This is the video being made when they were beaten by Cossacks on Thursday. With the song and video, Pussy Riot is asking for a boycott of the games, claiming that Putin is restricting human rights. The tune touches on Russia’s new federal law prohibiting “gay propaganda” (“50 billion and a gay-driven rainbow/ Rodnina and Kabaeva will pass you those ...

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Prediction: The #1 Halloween Costume For 2012 Will Be Russia’s Pussy Riot

Discuss.

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Pussy Riot – Putin Lights Up The Fires

My new neighbors have been playing the new Pussy Riot single nonstop for two days, giving me a respite from the entire Skrillex catalog.

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NEW YORK CITY: Six Pussy Riot Protesters Arrested At Russian Consulate

Six supporters of imprisoned Russian punkers Pussy Riot were arrested on Manhattan’s Upper East Side yesterday after protesting outside of the Russian consulate. The protest by about 30 people, several wearing Pussy Riot’s signature bright-colored balaclavas, was the latest in a wave of demonstrations around the world supporting the punk rockers sentenced earlier by a Moscow court to two years ...

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UKRAINE: Feminists Chainsaw Cross In Protest Of Pussy Riot Conviction

I can’t see how this helps.

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RUSSIA: Female Punk Band Pussy Riot On Trial For Anti-Putin Protest In Church

Some major Western pop acts such as Katy Perry and Pete Townsend have expressed support for Pussy Riot, whose members have been called “political prisoners” by Amnesty International and whose trial has riveted Russia. The impartiality of the below Russia Today report should be considered when viewing.

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There’s A New Joey Ramone Album

And Rolling Stone is streaming it today. Joey Ramone’s second solo album ya know? is a posthumous collection of demos and unreleased tunes that the Ramones singer recorded over the last 15 years of his life. The set may have been written and recorded at different times, but it’s very cohesive, thanks to the rocker’s distinct vision as a songwriter. ...

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Bob Mould Rocks Madison Square Garden

At a sold out show at Madison Square Garden, the Foo Fighters invited openly gay rock legend Bob Mould to join them for a jam session which included a cover version of Tom Petty’s classic, Breakdown. The audience gave Mould a rousing welcome.

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the publisher, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is the new autobiography from punk pioneer turned openly gay nightlife kingpin, Bob Mould. See A Little Light: The Trail Of Rage And Melody is available nationwide now on multiple formats. From the start, Mould wanted to make Hüsker Dü the greatest band in the world – faster and louder than the ...

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Punk Singer Poly Styrene Dies At 53

Poly Styrene, lead singer of the seminal 70’s British punk band X-Ray Specs, has died of breast cancer at the age of 53. The band was best known for their hit single Oh Bondage, Up Yours, but I always liked the below track, which I believe was one of the first import 45s I ever bought. Only two months ago ...

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Tonight: Henry Rollins Guest Judges On RuPaul’s Drag Race

Even if you aren’t a regular viewer of RuPaul’s Drag Race, you may want to set your DVR for tonight’s episode when Henry Rollins guest judges.

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch Cherry Bomb

I’ll admit I’m quite skeptical about the coming Runaways biopic. But holy crap, this cast cover of their 1976 proto-punk classic Cherry Bomb totally does NOT suck. Just true enough to the original and different enough too. Dakota Fanning, who knew? (Yes, I was rocking the original on 8-track in my ’73 Lemans. Suck it, kiddies.)

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Author Jim Carroll Dies At 60

Best-selling author and early punk singer Jim Carroll died in NYC on Friday at the age of 60. Carroll, who wrote ‘The Basketball Diaries’, died on Friday at his Manhattan home, his former wife Rosemary Carroll confirmed. A heroin addict at 13, Carroll documented his teenage years in ‘The Basketball Diaries’, which was originally published in 1978 and turned into ...

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80’s Flashback

Black Flag, TV Party, 1982. I never got into very many American punk bands other than the original, The Ramones. (Unless you consider X to be punk.) But the presence of Henry Rollins made Black Flag a notable exception, especially for their funnier numbers like TV Party. I love the roll call of 80’s television shows: That’s Incredible! Hill Street ...

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