MY RULES COMING SEPTEMBER 16
April 18th, 2014 by Larry

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The definitive monograph of Glen E. Friedman, a pioneer of skate, punk, and hip-hop photography, including much never-before-published work. Glen E. Friedman is best known for his work capturing and promoting rebellion in his portraits of artists such as Fugazi, Black Flag, Ice-T, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, The Misfits, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., and Public Enemy, as well as classic skateboarding originators such as Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, Duane Peters, and Stacy Peralta, and a very young Tony Hawk.

Designed in association with celebrated street and graphic artist Shepard Fairey, this monograph captures the most important and influential underground heroes of skateboarding, punk, and hip-hop cultures. My Rules is an unprecedented window into the three most significant countercultures of the last quarter of the twentieth century, and Friedman’s photographs define those important movements that he helped shape. A remarkable chronicle and a primer about the origins of radical street cultures, My Rules is also a statement of artistic inspiration for those influenced by these countercultures.

Pre-orders now available from AMAZON and BARNES AND NOBLE.

UNDER 18
April 6th, 2014 by Tim
TODD YOUTH, JIMMY GESTAPO AND RAYBEEZ | PHOTO: BRI HURLEY

TODD YOUTH, JIMMY GESTAPO AND RAYBEEZ | PHOTO: BROOKE SMITH

I met Todd Youth not long ago and gave him a copy of my book (This Music) and told him about an idea I had of doing a book on his life, growing up in the hardcore scene. He seemed to like the idea. The first interview we did resulted in this piece, “Under 18.” I’m hoping to do more, but we’ll see what happens. Todd Youth is one helluva busy guy. — Lewis Dimmick

Under 18

It was Skinhead Youth’s first show. My father walked into CB’s with two cops. I was thirteen. I hadn’t been going to school. I’d been running away. After hanging out at A7 until five or six in the morning, going to school didn’t seem that interesting.

I was into music, this kind of music that people didn’t understand. People walked across the street. They were scared of you. Or they wanted to kill you because you were a freak.

Bad Brains was my first show. I remember walking into CB’s and seeing a room full of people who looked as fucked up as I felt inside. For the first song I was standing up front. By the second song I had been pushed all the way back to the pool tables.

When my father walked in with the cops I ran out the back doors and down into a basement and hid. I saw a pair of boots walk by and knew they were looking for me. It was Raybeez. He put a ski mask over my head and walked me in through the back door and onto the stage. I played the whole set like that.

After the show I got in a car with some girl and went to her house in Philly and stayed there a few days. When her parents went to work I would come out and shower. When they came home I had to hide under the bed.

Then I was staying on 6th Street between Avenues B and C. It was me, Roger, Amy and Raybeez. One day there was a knock on the door. It was my father and two detectives. I had been staying out late, drinking, getting high, having sex with girls, but now it was time to go home.

todd

7 SECONDS – I HAVE FAITH IN YOU
April 4th, 2014 by Tim

THIS IS HARDCORE 2014
April 1st, 2014 by Tim

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DANZIG TELEVISION SHOW, NEW ALBUM AND LIVE SHOWS
March 28th, 2014 by Ed

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Danzig have completed filming for their ‘Legacy TV Special’, which takes the form of a run-through Glenn Danzig’s career. The band are also currently in the studio, working on their next album.

‘The Legacy’ is a concept developed by Mark Brooks, the creator of cartoon series Metalocalypse. Evil Elvis gave an interview to Full Metal Jackie in April 2013, where he says that the idea “was basically to do like a Danzig ‘Legacy’ TV show, loosely based on the Elvis ’68 Comeback special; it revisited a lot of his past and a lot of stuff: performance pieces that I do; then there’s the band playing live, we do Danzig and Samhain. Then, for the Misfits thing, we did what Elvis did when he sat down with [guitarist] Scotty Moore and the Memphis Mafia – we just did them all right there live, sitting, and everyone’s around us; there’s no backstage, we’re just on a little podium.”

An airing date or any other information is yet to be announced. However, while we wait for news on that, Danzig currently have five new songs recorded for their upcoming, so far untitled album. They are also also gearing up for the Danzig 25th Anniversary Tour.

Meantime, Danzig will headline a stage at Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest and are also confirmed to appear on 21 June 2014 with special guest Doyle (guitarist, ex-Misfits).

JUDGE LIVE IN COSTA MESA, CA
March 26th, 2014 by Ed

RANDY NOW ON ODERUS URUNGUS
March 24th, 2014 by Tim

I’m sure most of you have heard of the passing of Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) leader and front man for GWAR. We became great friends early in GWAR’S career. I met him when I was at the 9:30 Club with The Meatmen and his band “Death Piggy” performed – a few years before GWAR was born. Dave told me numerous times if it wasn’t for my constant booking of GWAR into Trenton that the band would have broken up a long long time ago. I just knew that they “Had Something”. The skins didn’t like them in the beginning, but I’ll bet today that everyone of them would proudly say that they saw the first GWAR show outside of their native Richmond – DC area when they opened for the very first Danzig show ever at City Gardens. Here’s a full GWAR concert from City Gardens – this is one of the earlier shows, and I believe the first time Danielle “Slymenstrya Hyman” performed with them. It’s a funny ass show, 53 minutes long. After this show, all 12-13 of them stayed over at the farmhouse I was living in at the time in Newtown PA. We bonded instantly, and later I would tour manage the band across the USA and Canada. I was with them when they were busted in the Carolina’s for “pornography” and helped get him bailed out of jail overnight into the next morning. The tour continued the next day in Atlanta. Thanks, Dave Brockie – for all the fun we had together and for unleashing GWAR unto Trenton and to the World. - Randy Now

OUTBURST IN DALE CITY, VA (1989)
March 22nd, 2014 by Ed

SKATE ROCK REUNION SHOW IN LAS VEGAS
March 13th, 2014 by Larry

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UNITED AND STRONG
March 13th, 2014 by Ed

RAY OF TODAY POISED TO DIVE FOR AGNOSTIC FRONT, PHOTO: UNKNOWN

RAY OF TODAY POISED TO DIVE FOR AGNOSTIC FRONT, PHOTO: UNKNOWN