All the latest crap we’ve posted to Twitter: 206 tweets, 146 links.
Tour diary from the punk world’s most humble bassist.
All the latest crap we’ve posted to Twitter: 128 tweets.
Video: Louder Than Love – The Grande Ballroom Story This looks awesome. I love that the trailer uses the Bob Seger System‘s “Heavy Music.” De-fucking-troit! The filmmakers’ Facebook page claims a release date of Summer 2010, but they also say they “have more scheduled interviews in early 2010,” so we’ll see. Let’s hope this one … Continue reading Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story
Jann Wenner finally lets the guys who invented punk into his dopey little club. And Abba too!
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for 2010, and before I even start getting indignant again this year, I’m just going to take a breath and let it slide. As my man Sab pointed out last year, “It’s called the Rock and Roll Hall of FAME, not the I’m Punk … Continue reading Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced
No, not the Stooges. Iggy and the Stooges. The Stooges released two albums: their self-titled debut and Fun House. Iggy and the Stooges released Raw Power. Got it? What’s the difference? Well, the Stooges were Iggy Pop on vocals, Dave Alexander on bass, and brothers Ron and Scott Asheton on guitar and drums, respectfully. For … Continue reading Iggy and the Stooges Reunion Coming Soon
Jim DeRogatis eulogizes Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton and shares a great quote from the inimitable Lester Bangs from “Roots of Punk (Part One)” originally published by New Wave magazine in 1978: “1969” featured the only use of wah-wah that I had ever liked on any record (mainly because Ron Asheton didn’t do anything with it, … Continue reading Lester Bangs on Ron Asheton
The Ann Arbor News reports that Stooges’ guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead in his home this morning. This is sad news for anyone who gives a shit about real, American punk rock: Asheton pretty much invented it on The Stooges and Fun House. If you don’t know those two albums, then you do not … Continue reading Ron Asheton, Dead at 60
Billboard: Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Up For Rock Hall Induction. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and the Stooges lead the list of nine acts up for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Five will be chosen in January for enshrinement during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Also on this year’s ballot are … Continue reading Yawn: 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Shame Nominees Announced