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Kathleen Hanna led the charge of the riot grrrl movement and helmed pioneering bands, including Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and the Julie Ruin. Aside from being a trailblazer in the music community, she has also been a formidable political activist for over 30 years, taking a strident public stance against sexism, homophobia, transphobia and white […]

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For the latest season of Dan Rather’s The Big Interview series, the television presenter is talking to musical families. The slate of subjects over the next month includes Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney, Lil Jon and Slade, and John Fogerty and his children. Next week’s episode is a conversation with Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna, who have been together for almost 25 years.

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We may have reached the point where we can forget all about Public Enemy staging a breakup hoax earlier this year. Earlier this month, the legendary Long Island rap group announced that they had re-signed to Def Jam Records, the label that released all of their classic records. Today, they’ve released their new album What

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The great agit-rap institution Public Enemy got off to a shaky start in 2020 — a Bernie Sanders campaign appearance that led to a split with longtime hypeman Flavor Flav, followed by the announcement that the whole rift had been a hoax. Nobody was into that. But after months of apocalyptic politics, the idea of…

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It cannot be denied that some of the most enduring and exciting music and culture created in the punk and alternative-rock scenes were made by people of color. From the early days of Rock Against Racism in the U.K. to the game-changing awareness of the Washington, D.C. hardcore scene, these black artists were there all […]

Last year the surviving Beastie Boys, Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) and Mike D (Michael Diamond), teamed up with director Spike Jonze, their longtime collaborator, for a retrospective live show called Beastie Boys Story in which they showed archival footage of their glory days and then talked about it onstage. Jonze filmed one of those shows for […]