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Nine Inch Nails

One of punk rock’s original goals was “the destruction of rock ‘n’ roll.” While that didn’t happen, most early punk musicians were rock fans, in spite of their espoused rhetoric. Hence why most early pogo soundtracks were basically Chuck Berry with a Marshall amp. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But this is hardly […]

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Bikini Kill

There are a lot of people out there who know what punk rock is but have no idea how to explain it to a novice or an outsider. It would seem simple enough to define it as “three-chord teenage rebel music,” but what about all those songs that have four or more chords? Or all […]

The post 20 songs that transformed punk, from “Raw Power” to “Rebel Girl” appeared first on Alternative Press.

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foo fighters 2022 tour dates and Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop" Hanukkah

Foo Fighters have just announced a summer 2022 North American tour in support of their new album Medicine At Midnight. Along with a string of U.K. and European dates, the band will hit several stadiums across the country between May and August. Meanwhile, Dave Grohl is continuing the annual tradition of the “Hanukkah Sessions” with […]

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“You’re only as good as your drummer,” Clash singer/rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer lamented in their documentary Westway To The World, as he recounted Nicky “Topper” Headon’s firing ahead of 1982 breakthrough LP Combat Rock’s tour. “Drumming…like nailing a nail into the floor,” he continued. “It’s so precise—the beat has to be there!” Mind you, the […]

The post The 10 best punk drummers of the 1970s displayed great skill and power appeared first on Alternative Press.

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10 bands influenced by the Ramones

Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 25, 2021: The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar played by Johnny Ramone on every Ramones album from 1977 onward and at 1,985 of their live shows sold at auction for $937,500. Not bad, considering the punk guitar architect paid $200 for it, after his original one he bought for $50 in […]

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