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Nashville songwriting great Harlan Howard once defined country music as “three chords and the truth.” Many have said that definition could also be applied to punk rock. Therefore, it stands to reason that the figure writhing behind the mic stand might be the most essential member of any punk band. After all, it isn’t the […]

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Some promo copywriter at the Clash’s American label, Epic Records, came up with the questionable slogan “19 songs by the only band that matters” for the sticker that appeared on the face of 1980’s U.S. release of London Calling. While singer/guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon didn’t […]

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Getting booked as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live is the perfect way for any artist to become a household name. But with the national spotlight comes the show’s strict standards for guests, leaving some outspoken artists to feel restrained. As punk and alternative became more mainstream in the ’80s, the show began to […]

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Since its beginnings in Jamaica in 1959, the story of the pioneering Island Records label has been inextricably linked to the story of its founder, Chris Blackwell. Now, Blackwell has curated a series of compilation LPs, featuring his hand-picked tracks that correspond with his and Island’s legendary history. On February 26, Island Records/UMe released Volume One of The Vinyl Series, a 14-track album covering the years 1962 to 1969. Volumes Two and Three will follow later this year and explore Island’s history in the decades that followed. “When I moved Island Records’ base from Kingston to London in 1962, all […]

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“The Tropkillaz Remix of ‘Jamming’ brings an uplifting and new perspective to Daddy’s original version to introduce and inspire the next generation of fans to his music,” Cedella Marley says For more, check out: (Source)

Musician’s performance and Q&A caps off year-long celebration of reggae legend’s 75th birthday For more, check out: (Source)

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On Jan. 11, FX announced it’d ordered a six-episode limited series about British punk spark plug the Sex Pistols. Titled Pistol, the show will be based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2016 autobiography Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol, relating the catalytic events of the band’s history and the scene they largely ignited from Jones’ […]

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Angie Bowie, Jane Asher, Rita Marley, and Pamela Courson are a few of the notable women highlighted by host Eleanor Wells For more, check out: (Source)

Video is the seventh edition to the Legacy doc series honoring the reggae legend For more, check out: (Source)