Bad Brains

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Include Pearl Jam, Tupac, Bad Brains, Kraftwerk

The nominations for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class are here. The list includes a couple of the 1970s classic rock dinosaurs the…
Andy Cush / October 18, 2016

Bad Brains Guitarist Dr. Know Reportedly on Life Support

Update 2: Bad Brains have issued a second statement, saying that Dr. Know is no longer in critical condition. "He still remains under the close…
James Grebey / November 3, 2015

Major Threats: Rare Photos from the Early Days of D.C. Hardcore

Stick some smart, passionate kids near the halls of power and you'll probably end up with some amazing punk. Proof of that can be seen…
Ken Bachor / May 31, 2013

See the White Mandingos Look for Trouble in ‘The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me’

At the top of the month, we met the White Mandingos, a bizarrely named group whose membership is equally out-there: Los Angeles undie-rap mainstay Murs,…
Chris Martins / March 27, 2013

Murs and Bad Brains Bassist Form the White Mandingos, Make Fun of Swag

Bad Brains kicked off 2013 with their very own hot sauce brand, and vocalist HR appeared on Ill Bill's heavy-hitting rhyme odyssey The Grimy Awards (a…
Chris Martins / March 4, 2013

Stream Ill Bill’s Heavy-Hitting Hip-Hop Opus ‘The Grimy Awards’

New York rapper Ill Bill has been bobbing and weaving through the hip-hop underground for a couple of decades, moving in and out of Queensbridge…
Chris Martins / February 26, 2013

Fearless Tastebud Killers: Bad Brains Brand ‘Fire Burn Babylon Hardcore’ Hot Sauce

Legendary genre-bending D.C. punks Bad Brains recently resurfaced with Into the Future, a powerful new LP and their first record since 2007's Build a Nation,…
Kyle McGovern / January 4, 2013

Hardcore Mettle: Bad Brains’ Strange Survival Tale

It's a cool November day as Bad Brains frontman HR descends the front steps of his brownstone apartment in the collegiate Baltimore neighborhood of Charles…
Kory Grow / November 29, 2012

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: AC/DC, Bad Brains, the Twilight Sad, and More

Just in time for the long trip back home this holiday, a new collection of streaming albums, primed for your immediate listening pleasure.1) AC/DC, Live…
Kyle McGovern / November 20, 2012

Bad Brains Honor Adam Yauch on First LP in Five Years

The last time Bad Brains put out an album, the Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch produced it. Yauch, who died earlier this year after a…
Marc Hogan / September 26, 2012

’80s D.C. Punk Scene’s Story Will Be Told in ‘Salad Days’ Doc

The upcoming Salad Days documentary offers much more than a Steady Diet of Nothing. It aims to make The Argument that Washington, D.C.'s '80s punk…
Chris Martins / September 24, 2012

10 Must-Have Releases for Record Store Day

Saturday, April 16, music fans will once again head out en masse for Record Store Day, an annual celebration, now in its fourth year, which…
Peter Gaston / April 12, 2011

When Rap Rock Didn’t Suck: Lil Jon’s Crunk Rebellion

For the first half of the 2000s, crunk music was rap music. The production of Lil Jon -- the fight songs of Memphis' Three 6…
Brandon Soderberg / March 11, 2011

Black Rock: An Oral History

In 2008, indie-rock bands with black members virtually amount to a genre unto themselves; think TV on the Radio, Black Kids, Bloc Party, the Dirtbombs,…
David Browne / October 23, 2008