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Glen Matlock about Pretty Vacant

The Concept “That’s another thing done that night with Glen. Glen had this idea of the band being like, as he put it, “Soho poofs,” I suppose very much like Oscar Wilde, which is where I thought he was coming from. We’re not talking like overtly gay overtures here or anything like that; it’s really […]

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Stranded in the Jungle

Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride by Curt Weiss A REVIEW by TOBE DAMIT The New York Dolls were born in a city in a total wreck, therefore a perfect ground for rock’n’roll to emerge. The Dolls grew out of it just like weeds in a crack of cement. The Dolls are of the rawest band in […]

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Ask the Angels

Donna Santisi LA Punk Scene of the 70’s Donna Santisi was one of the very few and lucky photographers who were able to capture the new punk rock craze and scene that had spread from New York to Los Angeles. On any given night Donna would be at The Whisky A Go Go, The Starwood, […]

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Alice in Chains in a Nutshell

Alice in Chains’ vocalist and frontman, Layne Staley was found dead in his Seattle home on a Friday evening, the 19th of April 2002. He was 34.  The worst part being that Staley had been deceased since the 5th in his Seattle condo. Staley avoided the media and rarely left his home. He was found […]

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Did Sid Really Kill Nancy?

Explosive New Evidence Suggests the Punk Rocker May Have Been Innocent The murky half-light of a bleak New York winter’s morning had yet to penetrate the small rear bedroom of an airless apartment in the city’s bohemian Greenwich Village. Stepping over empty bottles and half-eaten plates of spaghetti (the untidy remnants of the previous night’s […]

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THE NEW YORK DOLLS

Glam-Rock Royalty on Race Street As a co-founder of glam-rock pioneers the New York Dolls in the 1970s, Sylvain Sylvain helped make too-small girls’ clothing an acceptable part of male rockers’ wardrobes. The corkscrew-coiffed moppet played the natural foil to fellow guitarist Johnny Thunders’ haystack-haired bad boy, and their music –– equal parts early Rolling […]

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Death Before Punk

Punk was definitely born in Detroit with 3 bands that all took a very daring step towards uncharted territories. The Stooges, the MC5 and another obscure, almost totally overlooked band from Detroit called DEATH. You might think it’s not a very original name but back in 1971 when the trio of brothers Bobby (bass, vocals), David […]

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Bangs on Fun House

 Of Pop and Pies and Fun CREEM—December 1970 A program for mass liberation in the form of a Stooges review. Or, who’s the fool? by Lester Bangs Part 1: Anatomy of a Disease Like most authentic originals, the Stooges have endured more than their share of abuse, derision, critical condescension and even outright hostility. Their […]

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The Runaways

The Girls Band That Rocked the World! Cherie Currie is known to be the lead singer of one of the best punk-rock girl band, The Runaways. She wrote her autobiography “Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway” (Harper Collins) and a movie was made based on those memories. Looking at their story it really brought […]

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The Heart of the Beat

William S. Burroughs/A Man Within A Man Within is a must see film for anyone who is interested by today’s culture. Burroughs was not a man easy to like back when he began to write; he was gay, he was a junky, he had shot his wife playing William Tell, he was talking about lots […]

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