Punk rock's political history is more convoluted than the plot of Prometheus.By most accounts, the fast-hard-and-loud aesthetic came into vogue during the mid 1970s as a sneering response to the hippies of the '60s and an extension of the hard-partying glam scene.Although obviously rooted in social ... More >>
Photo by Michael MarkosJohnny Ramone wilds out in '77.Today we celebrate the birthday of two Ramones: Johnny and CJ Ramone. Yes, CJ (who turns 45 today) is viewed as a ringer or a hired gun. He isn't anyone's favorite Ramone, but he did a fine job filling Dee Dee's Chucks and leather jacket John ... More >>
Photo by Bob GruenThe Independents circa '97.We're a little sick and tired of people sportin' mall-bought Ramones t-shirts just to be ironic. Most of those kids have no idea who Sheena is, let alone that she was a punk rocker. They weren't enrolled in rock 'n' roll high school, they never wanted ... More >>
Big, beautiful white guysSloppy Seconds, Nobunny, and the Spits at Churchill's Pub, MiamiThe Axe and the Oak at Sweat Records, Miami Saturday, June 5, 2010 Better Than: Sitting at home on a Saturday night with a $10 dollar jug of wine and having my ass handed back to me on a casual game of Scrab ... More >>
Unmitigated cool never goes outta style. Ever. Especially when said cool comes from one of the originators. See then it's something at once insidious and divine, a thing in and of itself, unexplainable, indefinable and blessed beyond belief.That kinda cool also tends to be highly emulated. And no ... More >>
Letters from the Issue of July 21, 2005
I entered the Rolling Stone Rock & Roll Bowl on a whim. How'd I do? Just call me Johnny Ca$h.
When four become one in the name of Love