Who: Ska-punk quartet that dominated '90s radio and turned Gwen Stefani into a B-A-N-A-N-A-S pop star (and whose "Don't Speak" video reenacted their first SPIN cover shoot). Hometown: The real O.C. -- Anaheim, CA Why you should see them: It's been eight years since their last album, Rock Steady, and while the current SPIN cover stars aren't yet planning to record new material, their massive U.S. tour, which kicks off at Bamboozle, might be the catalyst for them to do so.
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… More »