Monthly Archives: July 2015

X: The last American punk band left standing

X today (left to right): DJ Bonebrake,John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom(Photo by Gary Léonard) In America’s punk rock pantheon, the Ramones are rightly portrayed as standard bearers with the rest of the quickly following CBGB crowd. (The fact that New York’s dolls, dictators and Stooges are often overlooked is …

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President Obama calls the Grateful Dead ‘iconic American band’ in moving tribute | Billboard – Billboard

American celebrated its 239and birthday yesterday. In Chicago, another American institution reached a milestone, as the Grateful Dead turned 50 and played their second-to-last gig as a group. The occasion drew many tributes. A record number of people turned out at Soldier Field. New York’s Empire State Building rocked the …

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