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FLAG Return to Home of First-Ever Black Flag Gig at Secret Show

Hardcore history repeated itself at the old Moose Lodge in Redondo Beach, California, last night, as four former members of Black Flag (and one Descendent…
Steve Appleford / April 19, 2013

Dimebag Darrell and Dio Tribute Brings Metal Elite to Hollywood

"You think Dimebag can hear you?" shouted Sebastian Bach, standing centerstage in full Diamond Dave mode, early in last night's tribute to guitarist Dimebag Darrell…
Steve Appleford / December 15, 2011

Playlist: Henry Rollins’ 5 Favorite Bands

Henry Rollins will sing for you no more. After a three-decade career fronting the pioneering L.A. punk band Black Flag and his own group, Rollins…
Steve Appleford / March 2, 2011

First Listen: Daft Punk’s ‘Tron’ Soundtrack

When news first leaked that Daft Punk were writing the soundtrack for Disney's Tron: Legacy, fans were so excited that they posted fake tracks online.
Steve Appleford / November 22, 2010

Breaking Out: Emily Wells

There's long been a tradition of ironic hip-hop covers, from Nina Gordon's lilting, folk version of N.W.A's "Straight Outta Compton" to Ben Folds' melancholy take…
Steve Appleford / May 20, 2009

Hot New Band: The Bird and the Bee

What Greg Kurstin recalls most about that night were the assless chaps. He was a teenager at a Van Halen concert in 1982, and onstage,…
Steve Appleford / March 26, 2009