BL’AST! – FOR THOSE WHO’VE GRACED THE FIRE!
August 7th, 2015 by Tim

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Santa Cruz, California’s, BL’AST! has signed with Rise Records and has just released a 2-song EP entitled “For Those Who’ve Graced The Fire!”, the band’s first new music in over 20 years.

Featuring core members Clifford Dinsmore, Mike Neider, Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age, Danzig, Eagles Of Death Metal, Wasted Youth) and Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss), the band is joined on this new EP by their longtime friends Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) on drums and Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag) on bass (who filled in for Joey and Nick due to touring obligations). The songs were recorded and mixed at Dave’s Studio 606.

BL’AST! members Joey Castillo, Nick Oliveri, Mike Neider and Clifford Dinsmore are currently working on a long awaited LP that will be released by Rise Records, with a release date TBA.

Vinyl Packages: http://blast.merchnow.com/
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/blast-gracedthefire

MIKE, CLIFF AND JOEY WITH BL'AST! AT THE FILMORE, S.F., DECEMBER 2014 | PHOTO: ALAN SNODGRASS

MIKE, CLIFF AND JOEY WITH BL’AST! AT THE FILMORE, S.F., DECEMBER 2014 | PHOTO: ALAN SNODGRASS

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STAGE PERSONAS BY BRIAN WALSBY
February 3rd, 2015 by Tim

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THIRSTY AND MISERABLE
February 22nd, 2014 by Tim
HENRY ROLLINS, CHUCK DUKOWSKI, DEZ CADENA AND GREG GINN WITH BLACK FLAG IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 1981 | PHOTO UNKNOWN

HENRY ROLLINS, CHUCK DUKOWSKI, DEZ CADENA AND GREG GINN WITH BLACK FLAG IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 1981 | PHOTO UNKNOWN

1981. Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco. Black Flag invited 7 Seconds to play with them. The night I met Henry in person. He even “X’ed” Steve Youth and I up before the gig.

Can you spot me? – Kevin Seconds

RISE ABOVE
January 13th, 2014 by Tim
AN EARLY ERA X'ED UP ROLLINS WITH BLACK FLAG AT MABUHAY GARDENS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 1981

AN EARLY ERA X’ED UP ROLLINS WITH BLACK FLAG AT MABUHAY GARDENS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 1981 | PHOTO: UNKNOWN

FLAG LIVE IN NYC, SEPTEMBER 2013
January 5th, 2014 by Tim

JODIE FOSTER’S ARMY
September 7th, 2013 by Tim

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Flyer from JFA’s first gig. May 5, 1981, before we were even called JFA, we were called The Breakers. Then we found out that some hippy surf band in California already had that name, so since all our friends already called themselves JFA after our song “Jodie Foster’s Army” and we already had bandannas that Bam-Bam made by stealing his mother’s bed sheet, dying it green, cutting it in squares, and writing JxFxAx on it with a black marker, we had a pretty easy time coming up with our new name. -JFA

HC STICKERS
July 7th, 2013 by Tim

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WALTER WITH BARRED FOR LIFE
June 24th, 2013 by Ed

JEFF HANNEMAN AND HIS RECORDS
June 22nd, 2013 by Tim
JEFF HANNEMAN OF SLAYER POSES WITH A PILE OF HIS FAVORITE PUNK/HARDCORE RECORDS. PRETTY COOL THAT YOUTH OF TODAY’S – “WE’RE NOT IN THIS ALONE” MADE THE CUT | PHOTO: AUGUST 2013 GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE

JEFF HANNEMAN OF SLAYER POSES WITH A PILE OF HIS FAVORITE PUNK/HARDCORE RECORDS. PRETTY COOL THAT YOUTH OF TODAY’S – “WE’RE NOT IN THIS ALONE” MADE THE CUT | PHOTO: AUGUST 2013 GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE

THE ART OF PUNK – BLACK FLAG
June 11th, 2013 by Larry

On the first episode of “The Art of Punk” the art of the legendary Black Flag is dissected. From the iconic four bars symbols, to the many coveted and collected gig flyers, singles, and band t-shirts, all depicting the distinctive Indian ink drawn image and text by artist Raymond Pettibon. We start of in Los Angeles talking to two founding members singer Keith Morris, and bass player Chuck Dukowski, about what the scene was like in 1976 – setting the stage for the band’s formation, as well as the bands name, and the creation of the iconic four bars symbol. Raymond Pettibon talks with us from his New York art studio. Back in LA we meet with Flea, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, about how the art, the music, and that early LA scene impacted his own life and career. To wrap it all up we sit and talk at length, with Henry Rollins, at MOCA Grand Ave in Los Angeles, about all of the above and more.

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