Authors of punk history mainstay Please Kill Me preparing an oral history of Charles Manson and his "girls"

First published back in 1996, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain’s Please Kill Me helped kick off a new trend in the world of music journalism, employing the oral history format to allow people—from all ...

The Follow-Up to ‘Please Kill Me’ Is an Oral History About Charlie Manson

The Follow-Up to ‘Please Kill Me’ Is an Oral History About Charlie Manson There’s nothing like the impact of hearing an outrageous story from someone who experienced it firsthand. That’s why Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain wanted to publish an oral history of the Manson ...

"Punk" On Epix

Sneak Peek "Punk", the new 4-episode documentary TV series, executive produced by Iggy Pop of 'The Stooges' fame, premiering March 11, 2019 on Epix: "...'Punk' explores the music, the fashion, the ...

Two New Docs, ‘Punk’ and ‘Godfathers of Hardcore,’ Prove the Genre’s Not Dead

When the Ramones first performed “Blitzkrieg Bop” at Cbgb some 44 years ago, no one could have imagined the song would be heard in virtually every stadium and in multiple TV spots for mainstream ...

Epix Greenlights ‘Punk’ Docuseries From John Varvatos And Iggy Pop

Epix Greenlights ‘Punk’ Docuseries From John Varvatos And Iggy Pop Spike your mohawk and safety pin your ripped shirts because award-winning fashion designer John Varvatos and music legend Iggy Pop are teaming to bring a bit of rebellion to TV. The pair will serve as ...

How East German Punks Helped Destroy the Berlin Wall

How East German Punks Helped Destroy the Berlin Wall American journalist and author Tim Mohr admits that when he first arrived in Berlin in 1992, he was clueless to the reality of what the post-Wall city would look like. “I thought all of Germany was ...

10 Things We Learned From Godfather-of-Punk-Rock Doc 'Danny Says'

10 Things We Learned From Godfather-of-Punk-Rock Doc 'Danny Says' In Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain's essential book on New York's Seventies subcultural scene, the authors dedicate their work to Danny Fields, ...

Martha Thomases: Vex & Comics & Rock & Roll

Every Monday my Facebook feed is filled with people kvetching about Vinyl, the new HBO series created by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winters. Every criticism I see is valid (the pace is ...

Watch How Drugs Fueled and Ravaged Seventies Music in New Rs Mini-Doc

Watch How Drugs Fueled and Ravaged Seventies Music in New Rs Mini-Doc The adage "sex, drugs and rock & roll" can best be used describe the music scene in the Seventies, an era where all genres were fueled by everything from alcohol and marijuana to cocaine and ...

Explore the Wild Fashion of Seventies NYC in New Rs Mini-Doc

Explore the Wild Fashion of Seventies NYC in New Rs Mini-Doc Nile Rodgers, the Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr., author Fran Lebowitz and more reminisce about the style of the early Seventies in the second installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture, a new video series ...

Relive the Gritty Glory of Cbgb in New Rs Mini-Doc About Seventies NYC

Relive the Gritty Glory of Cbgb in New Rs Mini-Doc About Seventies NYC Nile Rodgers, rock journalist Legs McNeil and more recall the birth of punk and the gritty, gross glory of Cbgb in the first installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture, a new video series from Rolling ...

The Year Punk Bored: Cbgb Could've Been Good But...

The Year Punk Bored: Cbgb Could've Been Good But... Cbgb begins with a bit of misdirection. You think punk started at 315 Bowery. You’re wrong. It began in a basement in Connecticut with two ne’er-do-wells, John Holmstrom and Legs McNeil. There, ...

R.I.P. Arturo Vega, artistic director of the Ramones

Arturo Vega—the graphic artist who designed the Ramones' famed "Hey Ho Let's Go" seal, and was often referred to as "the fifth Ramone"—died Saturday at the age of 65. Rolling Stone reported that ...

Chubby Checker's Latest Twist: A Penis Measurement Lawsuit

Chubby Checker's Latest Twist: A Penis Measurement Lawsuit Chubby Checker's lawsuit over a smartphone app that claims to measures penis size is the latest in a checkered record at attempting to maintain relevancy through the twists and turns of pop culture. ...

Martha Thomases: Printing Punk

Like many old people, New Year’s Eve makes me remember earlier times. When I was young. When I knew who the new bands were. When I was cool. Once one has children, one is never cool again. There was ...

Who Really Made Cbgb Cool?

Who Really Made Cbgb Cool? Who's responsible for turning Cbgb's into the petri dish that unleashed punk rock onto the world? It's long been known that the idea didn't originate with the club's owner, Hilly Kristal, who died in ...

‘Cbgb’ Adds Donal Logue To Ever-Growing Ensemble Cast

Casting for the Cbgb biopic has resulted in some interesting choices, and the names just keep on coming. The film found its most recent addition in Donal Logue, a character actor and occasional ...

Foo Fighters drummer to play Iggy Pop in Cbgb film

Taylor Hawkins cast as Stooges frontman in forthcoming biopic of New York punk venue Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is to step into Iggy Pop's skinny jeans. Hawkins has signed on to play the ...

‘Cbgb’ and ‘Kilimanjaro’ Fill Out Supporting Casts

Those working on Cbgb have wasted no time in compiling their supporting players. We’ve seen the main actors (Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Malin Akerman, Joel David Moore, and Stana Katic) jump into the ...

Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins Stage Dives For 'Cbgb'

Taylor Hawkins has a lust for life. The Foo Fighters drummer is preparing to get shirtless (a lot) as he signs on for the role of legendary punk rocker Iggy Pop in "Cbgb," according to The Hollywood ...

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