A Few Questions With … Vintage Trouble Guitarist Nalle Colt

A Few Questions With … Vintage Trouble Guitarist Nalle Colt

Known for a fiery fusion of rock, blues, and soul, Vintage Trouble continues its mission to harness bigger and more swaggering grooves. But Chapter II- EP1, the new EP from the Hollywood, California-based group, highlights their ventures into more diverse sounds, including more acoustic material and disco, and a greater focus on more multilayered, polished […]

Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

“Punk rock was the tsunami that threatened to drown us all in 1977.” – Pete Townshend “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” is the title track of the MC5‘s 1969 debut LP, recorded over Halloween weekend at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom. The song gained immediate notoriety by its introduction. Singer Rob […]

40th Anniversary Reissue of the Sex Pistols’ ‘Never Mind the Bollocks…’ Coming Out 10/27

40th Anniversary Reissue of the Sex Pistols’ ‘Never Mind the Bollocks…’ Coming Out 10/27

40 years ago, something happened. The Sex Pistols released their raucous and (at the time) obscene debut album, Never Mind the Bollocks … Here’s the Sex Pistols, an infamous record that rocked the world. To mark the occasion, the band and USM/UMC are revisiting a previous super-deluxe and now out-of-print reissue of the record that […]

Top 11 (OK, 8) One-Hit Wonders — And Why So Many Bands Can’t Follow Up Their Only Hit

Top 11 (OK, 8) One-Hit Wonders — And Why So Many Bands Can’t Follow Up Their Only Hit

Hundreds of bands have produced one monster hit: a catchy, memorable concoction of lyrics, music and vocals that sold millions of copies. But many were somehow unable to follow it with another successful tune. DJs call them one-hit wonders, but musicians hate that moniker. “It is a pejorative term,” says Don Baskin of the Syndicate […]

‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More

‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More

Steve Jones was one of those kids whose high school yearbook entry would have read “Most likely not to succeed.” His life path was an all-too-certain roller coaster ride to the gutter until rock and roll blew its anarchic spirit into his lungs. The true epitome of an accidental pioneer, Jones’ pile-driving, powerful guitar work powered the engine […]

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Nuclear apocalypse – who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can grow you some nice crops. – Christian Bale You’d better read our Top 11 Apocalypse Songs now – before it’s too late. You never know. “1999” by […]

Stream Public Image Ltd.’s Delightfully Abrasive New Album ‘What The World Needs Now…’

Stream Public Image Ltd.’s Delightfully Abrasive New Album ‘What The World Needs Now…’

Sex Pistols legend/feisty gentleman John Lydon has returned with a new Public Image Ltd. album. This one’s been in the works for a while, as he recently told Rock Cellar Magazine in a feature interview, and now it’s here. Stream What The World Needs Now…below via Spotify: It’s a no-holds-barred, in-your-face barrage of sounds and […]

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