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Punk legends in their own words.
Recording engineer to the Pixies, Jesus Lizard, Nirvana,
and PJ Harvey (among others), Steve Albini continues working hard
to create good music.
The former member of legendary D.C. hardcore bands
Minor Threat and Dag Nasty talks about the new Bad
Religion record and political prospects in 2004.
Don Bolles (August
Former drummer for The Germs and .45 Grave talks about
his life in the L.A. scene and the psychedelic
sounds in his newer projects.
Lead singer of 1990s garage-punk revivalists
looks back on The New Bomb Turks' successful 13-year run.
Lead singer of The
Weirdos on fatherhood, the band's
live act, and 'bringing down the corporate stranglehold.'
John Doe (January 2004)
Legendary L.A. old-schooler on the X reunion,
blues collaboration, and "what is essential."
Dukowski (May 2005)
Former bassist for Black Flag talks about
changes on the horizon and his new band, The Chuck Dukowski Sextet.
Founding member of the 1970s New York rock pioneers
is proud to have been a Ramone.
talks about the latest record, Hollywood Potato Chip, and
his bizarre oil paintings.
Punk bassman Klaus
discusses the DK reunion controversy
and much more.
Greg Ginn I
punk rock trailblazer "re-launches" in 2003.
Greg Ginn II
for big September 12 show in Hollywood.
Keithley (April 2004)
Lead singer of D.O.A. speaks his mind on punk and geopolitics of
yesterday and today.
The punk legend talks new music, the L.A. scene, and life
now with adult diabetes.
Jerry gives the
lowdown on Project
1950 and his punk 'Supergroup'
with Marky Ramone and Dez Cadena.
East Bay Ray (February 2004)
Guitarist for the California hardcore legends
the Dead Kennedys' lost tapes and forgotten gems.
surviving the rough-and-tumble
pursues kinder, gentler sounds on her bass guitar.
Henry Rollins (February 2005)
The punk and spoken word star takes time
to answer some important
Original Weirdo Cliff Roman on the band's
new compilation and his return to play bass in the Fall 2003 tour.
Metal Mike Saunders (December 2003)
Lead singer of the Angry Samoans on the
fall of L.A. hardcore.
Derf Scratch (September
After getting kicked out of the band in 1982, original bassplayer Derf Scratch returns to tell the whole
and give the Derf perspective on Fear.
veteran drummer of All, Black Flag, and Descendents talks about
life as a record producer and the new Descendents EP.
Ex-drummer for L.A. punk insurgents Fear on his musical influences, the colliding
personalities of the band, and his latest project, SOL-I.
Watt on life & music.
Billy Zoom (September 2004)
Billy Zoom talks to a drunken
Mark Prindle about his
fifty years in jazz, soul, rockabilly, and punk, and details
some X plans for 2005.
Counsel from the Stars
by Oleo W. DiNero
Fanciful Musings ...
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A potpourri of unexpected
incisive jabs from Wilshire Gazette editor Alex Bravo.
By Eliseo Martinez
Poetry Row I
Infrequently updated but
News from around the world.
Americans respond to hot issues
of the day.
Is the image of Sammy Sosa ‘forever tarnished’
by the corked bat incident? (June 2003)
The Explosion of 'On-Field
Violence' in the NFL
Unrestrained commentary and
satire from real L.A. observers.
War in Iraq & President
George W. Bush
to Bush: Conquer the Mideast ...or Else
The Great Republican Election Victory of 2002
Braces for 'TV War'
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