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Henry Rollins and Ian Mackaye radio show

It’s not often these two friends get to sit in a studio together and nerd out on new tunes, musical history and more, so you should get stuck into the latest Henry Rollins KCRW radio show with guest Ian Mackaye.

It’s two hours long filled with fantastic tunes and of course, great banter from two of the OG 80s hardcore hero’s.


01: Booker T. & The MG’S — “Green Onions” (Stax Revue Live At The 5/4 Ballroom)
02: Vile Cherubs — “Man With A Photograph” (The Man Who Has No Eats No Sweats)
03: Q And Not U — “Kiss Distinctly” (No Kill No Beep Beep)
04: Lungfish — “Wailing Like Dragons” (Feral Hymns)
05: Radio Birdman — “New Race” (Radios Appear)
06: Black Eyes – “Drums” (Cough)
07: Follow Fashion Monkeys – “Managerie” (Unreleased Session)
08: Slant 6 — “Double Edged Knife” (Soda Pop*Rip Off)
09: Stooges Brass Band — “Where You From” (It’s About Time)
10: Eddy Current Suppression Ring — “She’s Dancing Away” (So Many Things)
11: The Ramsey Lewis Trio — “Hang On Sloopy” (Hang On Ramsey!)
12: Led Zeppelin — “The Song Remains The Same”
13: Happy Go Licky – “Twist And Shout” (Happy Go Licky Will Play)
14: Medications — “The Perfect Target” (5 Songs)
15: SPRCSS — “Ours Is Expanding Light” (Unreleased)
16: Funkadelic — “Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow”
17: The Nurses — “D.Y.F.” (Single)
18: Nation Of Ulyses — “SS Exploder” (Plays Pretty For Baby)
19: Red C — “Pressure’s On” (Unreleased demo)
20: Rocket From The Crypt — “Pressure’s On” (All Systems Go)

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Video of Henry Rollins on Channel 4 news last night

Black Flag singer and all round hardcore legend Henry Rollins found himself live on Channel 4 news last night with Jon Snow. The news featured a look back to Punk Rock’s roots in documentary style and discussed punk, the questioning of authority and a new resuurgence of the scene. Watch it below.

In related punk news, look out for the killer new book (that we are currently reading) by Jon Savage titled ‘Punk: An Aesthetic’. Jon’s work is outstanding at usual and a must read.

Skateboarding News

Dinosaur Jr, Rollins and Mike Manzoori chat skateboards

J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph of Dinosaur Jr. sit down to discuss their history with skateboarding as well as the making of their video for “Over It” that came out last September. Henry Rollins and UK video director, Mike Manzoori are also involved in the discussion. Enjoy this.

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Bad Brains documentary to debut at SXSW

A documentary on seminal hardcore band Bad Brains will debut at the SXSW festival in Austin this year.

The film features the likes of Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Adam Yauch and Don Letts and has the following synopsis:

“Bad Brains are one of the most important and influential American bands still working today. They melded punk and reggae into an innovative style that has yet to be copied. Their impact and influence can be heard in groups like Beastie Boys, No Doubt, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction and countless more.

Despite the troubles of an eccentric front man they have stayed together for 30 years without ever reaching the level of success so many think they deserve. Using rare archival footage and original comic illustrations the film re-constructs Bad Brains’ rich and complicated history.”

Check out the trailer below and get hyped.

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Henry Rollins announces return to the UK

Henry Rollins will be hitting the UK in 2012 for a series of spoken word shows.

His world-renowned shows are sure to sell out fast, so make sure you pick your tickets up for the dates below, you don’t need to be told twice!

January 2012:
12th – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
15th – Newcastle, Tyne Theatre
16th – Sheffield, Memorial Hall
17th – Bristol, St George’s
18th – Oxford, The Regal
19th – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
20th – London, Royal Festival Hall
21st – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavillion

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Black Flag documentary Reality 86’d online

reality86d_black flagAre you a Black Flag fan? If so, you are in for a treat as Reality 86’d, a documentary on Black Flag’s final tour has been released on Vimeo this week and is a must watch.

The film was put together by David Markey who was on this tour as the drummer of Painted Willie at the time. The six month tour that crossed the US in 1986 consisted of 3 bands with Black Flag headlining, Painted Willie and Greg Ginn’s side project Gone opening.

This is fascinating viewing, so if you have not seen it before from its original release in 1991 then get the teas on and prepare yourself in advance of an hour of classic hardcore history.