Now in its 17th year, the Vans Warped Tour is a traveling summertimerite of passage for young music fans -- and loads of young bands. To give you aninsider's preview of this year's 44-date jaunt, which kicked off Friday in Dallas, we asked Craig Owens of D.R.U.G.S. (photo top left), one of the tour's main stage bands, to name the acts he's most excited to see.
Ask John Lydon: Anger is an energy, but disco is a weapon. Like so many other first-wave punks and post-punks — Wire, Joy Division, the Clash and Blondie, just to name a handful — Johnny Rotten eventually discovered that setting his shredding guitars and caterwauling vocals to a dance-floor thump gave his music a power… More »